The NEW Trinity: The Interest, The Info, and the Holy Social

 

I stole this image... Click it to see where from. Okay, fine, it was Zurmat.com (duh, they boldly watermarked).

 

I’m not sure if these social media experts are trying to sell me on Google+, or if they are seeing a future that I just haven’t seen yet. I WANT TO SEE IT. But, as of right now – the G+ platform is a lackluster experience for me personally. Before I felt I was being told to use Google+ INSTEAD of Facebook to upload my private family moments, b/c I can control who can see what with CIRCLES.

I recently read this suggested article, and one part stuck out. Its why I’m here to share my thoughts:

Its architecture, which encourages people to speak with strangers, leave lengthy replies, and customize the information they see, allows Google+ to occupy its own niche, users say. Their descriptions suggest the potential for a social media trifecta: Facebook as social network, Twitter as information network and Google+ as interest network. – HuffPo

I can agree that it’s nice to point out that the 3 can co-exist for different purposes without having to compete with one another.

But, its interesting to note that Google+ seems to have strayed from the organize your personal life info and tuck it into private Circles….. Now, I see this “interest” direction. Perhaps they mean – the interests that are of a private matter. How many of us are closet Comic-Con frrrrreaks, and totally unwilling to come out with it? Are you dying to commune with like minded nerds?

Do you want to do that by logging on to Google+ and releasing all your inner-demons while sharing your OkCupid experience with “DeviantArtChick420?”

Doesn’t Google+ know that reddit and FourChan are already teeming with a really bonded community of folks swarming around topics that they can’t share with – well ANYONE who they have to look in the eye? Anonymity isn’t a model to scoff at.

But, the trinity! Yes, I’m beginning to like the idea of it. If it works for Google+, I’m into it. I like the philosophy. I just don’t think they are gonna pull this off. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the three together. Tell me what you think:

The Info – AKA TWITTER

Twitter is happy hour. It’s a cocktail party. It’s a cross between rubbing elbows with like minded industry professionals, and schmoozing with co-workers over topics of interest that you didn’t previously know you shared. Not so much deep discussion…. small talk. On Twitter, everyone is different…. It’s a public place for strangers to look in on each other and share new ideas and content.

The Holy Social – AKA Facebook

Here you can curate your friends and share your ENTIRE life in a more meaningful way. Remember that Don Draper Facebook Timeline video that came out around the initial announcement of the new FB layout… I wanna embed it for you, but they won’t let me.

Don Draper Presents Facebook Timeline10000 Times better presentation than Zuck had done it a view days ago… found somewhere on youtube…

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The Interest – AKA Google+

I’m not sure what this is the analogy yet. Help me out. I’m thinking they want us to lean toward nerd convention. Like Comic-Con???

  • Are you adopting Google+?
  • Are you using it to really explore your interests?
  • Do you think that Twitter TOTALLY one upped this logic with their awesome new #Discover navigation tab?
  • Are you REALLLLLLY using Google+?

Is this who you’re hanging out with on Google+?

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