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A Question to Those of You Still Using Google+: Why?

Six months ago, I wrote here about my initial, somewhat bewildering foray into the world of Google+.

I noted a couple of drawbacks that I had immediately observed, including the fact that nobody I knew in the "real world" was even on Google+, leaving me with "a grand total of zero people in my 'Family' circle and an additional zero people in my 'Friends'" circle." Six months later, those totals remain firmly stuck on zero, although I cannot say that I have been actively trying to grow them.

To the contrary, I pretty much gave up on using Google+ a short time after I wrote that post in June 2011 (my last Google+ post is dated Aug. 17, 2011), and as far as I can tell, most of the few people in the legal world with whom I ever communicated on Google+ also moved on. I am not opposed to Google+, I just never grasped how it could be useful or even interesting to me beyond what I was already doing with Twitter and Facebook.

My question for any and all of you in the legal community who are still using Google+ is: why? What are you getting from Google+ that keeps you coming back? Is it redundant if you are using other social media such as Twitter, for example, or does it have value of its own? 

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

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