Google Plus. What's The Point?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

I just got through tinkering around with Google +, Google's back at ya to Facebook. I like coffee and once in a great while I'll find the sanity to pay $4.00 for a cup at Starbucks. Now let's pretend across the street from that same Starbucks a Moonbucks were to open up. Same type of coffee, same feel only the sign and names of the coffee were different. Google + in my opinion looks like a lame copy cat of Facebook. Like a poor copy of a document ran through a cheap fax machine. Like the bread that comes in a white bag that costs 1/2 as much as the good stuff.

For me social media is an important part of my business and social sphere. I like referrals and connecting with new people as often as possible. Places like Facebook, Activerain and even Twitter take EFFORT. There's only so many places I'm willing to pour myself into.

Google + at a glance, is a tad bit boring. There, I said it. It lookslike a giant baked potato with no sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon, butter or even salt.

Many of the people on Google + are the same people I already network with on Activerian, Facebook, Twitter and even Linkedin. Why in the world do I need to open up a new profile and do all of this again with the same people at a different spot?

Can you imagine meeting me and my family at 7 different parks in one day to eat and talk? Perhaps we'd pick the nicest and best park to stay at.

Social Media Hot spots are like Night Clubs. They come.. every shows up .. and they close. The thrill of the new spot draws immediate attention, especially when you pitch exclusivity like Google + did. Only consumers and online social media users are growing more rapid with their ability to become disinterested faster than ever. And hasn't Google tried this a few times already? Consistency is more important to me than jumping around constantly looking for an easier route.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go open a MySpace account. Better yet.. I'm gonna go outside and get some sun dammit.  

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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)




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John Cannata
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

I have not been on it, but received a few invites. From what I am hearing, its exactly as you say. Its a version of FB and could possibly replace Twitter. I even heard someone say they learned about Google+ because of twitter (go figure). Overall, its just another toy and it depends on where you want to spend your time.

July 11, 2011 06:02 PM
Lina Robertson Jones
REALTOR, Springfield MO Area Homes for Sale
Ozark, Nixa, Republic & Willard Real Estate

I went, I saw, and I was very unimpressed.  I guess I don't get it.  Mostly because I have no friends in there.  LOL  I think I'll stick with Facebook for awhile.

July 11, 2011 07:53 PM
Missy Caulk
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Missy Caulk TEAM

I really like it Greg, it is more engaging then FB right now, except for the Cave which I love love love. 


July 15, 2011 07:21 AM
Liz Flint
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty

Hi Greg, another great observation and a funny post.  I haven't even added you as my friend on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, lol.

July 18, 2011 05:25 PM
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you!
The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates

Plus is one of those places that might take off and soar.  We'll just have to wait and see.  But in the meantime I think it's prudent to go ahead and set up profile and tinker till we see what's up!

July 19, 2011 05:19 PM

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