UPDATE: Google shut down Google+ because nobody was using it. Get the details here.
I have been on Google+ for a few months now and I must admit that I like it better than Facebook. I still use Facebook because it is the 800 pound Gorilla of social media, but G+ does deliver a different and I would argue, better experience.
First of all, there isn't as much noise on G+. No crazy game updates or invites to forex scam webinars. There are also no group updates, ads or long ass sidebars. It is all focused on the content that people are creating.
For awhile, most of the people on G+ were the techies…but I'm starting to see more of the general population come in. Why is it important to be on G+?
Well, for some people, it isn't. But with all of the integration that Google is doing with it's search engine, you have to get on board of you are a content creator. They are working on establishing an “author rank” based on the quality of the content you put out and it will all be linked to your G+ account.
Even if you aren't writing a blog or trying to gain an audience, why join G+?
To me, the best reason to join is because you can follow who you want and only get information from those people, instead of having to be “friends” with everyone and get all of their crap. “Really! Do I need to know how long your toenails are?”
This is similar to how Twitter works. True, Facebook has made some adjustments to where you can subscribe without being friends, but that hasn't really taken off.
You can also create circles based on your interests. That way, you can just look at Forex posts or only dog training posts…whatever strikes your fancy. Don't want to go through the trouble of looking up all the traders on G+?
Just follow my Trading Circle here. What do you think? I would love to hear your comments below…