San Francisco: Love this infographic from Website-Monitoring. In the beginning of Google +, that was late last July, Google + launched as a pre-release product and limited its first round of users to a cloister of geeks, I among them. Most of the team at aNewDomain in that group, too. Now, just a little over six months later, it’s open to teens and businesses alike.
Get a load of this infographic and you’ll understand why I am such a rabid Google+ user — the tech audience who wants to hear about stuff we cover at aNewDomain is right there. It’s better for telling the folks who follow me — especially globally — what happened in tech in the US during the day. It’s great for reaching people who just want to hear about tech or cool science, which is what we cover.
At least so far it is.
But before we relegate it to mostly students in the No. 1 Google+ city of Bangalore — where not at all coincidentally lot of our aNewDomain readers hail from — let’s not forget the end run for the Google. And that’s its success with Google+ for business.
Google is now posting case studies for little businesses who are using Google+ to grow.
Google, obviously eager to make that notion go viral, recently popped up this video of a Google+ success story relating to a US Bowling Alley. And I don’t mean lawn bowling. Google for business is already huge for this one. I’m hoping the opening of the flood gates don’t turn the whole thing into a giant rich-media scrolling mess of content. I mean, I am already getting invites for Google+ Cityville. ARGH!
It was announced not in June, though. Or perhaps it was announced then … but we certainly weren’t covering it as significant or new till July. I believe they announced and delivered publicly in late July, as I said, and I’m sticking to it!
Interesting tidbits. I’m really trying to migrate from twitter, but wasn’t seeing enough usage from media outlets (yet). I’m slowly migrating away, though.
Great! Why it doesn’t matter at all: Circles. Customize your filter, you’ll have a great experience. I see and engage with more women than men and I don’t circle people whose comments are 100% non-sequitor (like some of the Bangalore people often are). Figures are interesting to put in articles or talk about, but they do not give an indication of the quality of experience because they are a random sampling. YMMV!