Google+ hasn’t exactly set the world alight. It’s done OK, building a sizable userbase thanks to Google’s insistence we all have a Google+ account – whether we want one or not. But it’s hardly Facebook or Twitter in terms of engagement.
Which leads us to ponder whether anyone actually cares about Google+ and its ultimate fate. We suspect no one does, and that assumption, and the arguments for and against it, form the basis for this week’s We Ask You discussion.
Google+, Google-, Google+-?
We want to know, Do You Care What Happens To Google+?
The future of Google+ is currently in doubt. The man behind Google’s social network, Vic Gundotra, has left the company for as-yet-unspecified pastures new. And while he has been replaced, by Vice President of Engineering David Besbris, this is being regarded as a sign that all is not well at the Google+ division.
It’s extremely difficult to know how well Google+ is doing. The way Google has integrated its social networking effort into other services – most notably forcing Google+ on all YouTube users, which caused much controversy – means it’s used rather extensively, but not necessarily always out of choice.
We want to hear your views on Google+. This is your opportunity to tell us whether you like or dislike the social network, whether or not you use it, what you use it for, and whether that use is decided by you or by Google’s devilish dictat.
The ultimate question is that shown in the title. Do you care what happens to Google+? Be honest, if it disappeared tomorrow would you be shocked and/or saddened like those affected by Google suddenly killing Google Reader? Or would you simply shrug your shoulders and go back to using Facebook.
All opinions are welcome, and all opinions are valid. The most thoughtful comments will be in with a chance of winning a geeky T-shirt, as detailed below.
Have Your Say
All comments will be read and most will be replied to, before a follow-up post is published containing the We Ask You Results. One reader will even win Comment Of The Week, which will be included in the follow-up post!
We Ask You is a column dedicated to learning the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.
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