If you want to find out how your friends fared on FarmVille or what your mother had for dinner, Facebook is still going to be king. It’s also huge when it comes to sharing photos, and has an established place in all of our daily lives. I still use it, I still love it, and I don’t think its going anywhere. But Google+ can surely co-exist alongside it. To claim that Google+ is dead already seems absurd, unless Google itself chooses to axe it (which it isn’t afraid to do when products fail — remember Wave?).
Right now I’m happy to see an alternative way to view social streams. Admittedly, Google+ is serving a slightly different purpose to Facebook, and that’s no bad thing. It’s a different kind of sharing to Facebook, perhaps with a less ‘personal’ element. For many, that latest Steve Huff photograph or Danny Sullivan search engine analysis post is a lot more interesting than your neighbor’s latest antics.
It’s all about the quality of the people you follow. Google+ still has plenty of validity in many people’s eyes. We just may be seeing it develop into a very different kind of social networking platform to Facebook, and that’s something that everyone can get behind.