Since I got on Google Plus on the 1st July 2011, I like it a lot. Beside it’s easily to make ‘friend lists,’ keep spam to zero, for the users, we also can write longer posts on the status or stream, which just like “instant blogging!” (you can’t do it on Twitter and Facebook). To share with you, I concluded the few reasons of why I like Google+:
* The amount of spam and junk is very light and manageable. If someone posts more often than you prefer, or post some content is not what you interested in, you can just uncircle them; or, focus on curating content from select circles.
* To emphasis something, I can easily add *bold* and _italics_ (-and strikeout-) on posts and comments. And I can also easily edit posts and comments. But on Facebook, you can edit posts made with a photo or video at any time, and you can’t edit status updates. With comments, you have about ten second to edit comments.
* I can tag anyone in my conversation whether they’re in my circles or not, it is really cool.
* Compare to some other networks, Google+ users’ response is faster and more thoughtful.
* I love the circles and its ability to post specific messages to specific groups of people, so far, I’m making 99% of my posts public.
* So far, I have not hear about ways to ‘game’ the system on Google+, so should be thanksful. Even there a few users have blown way past the 5k circle following limit, according to the numbers on the socialstatistics.com, I think those G+ users must be very good in something.
* On Google+, I can get access to to heads of technology companies, web celebs, and industry leaders – their posts and comments, power G+ users are posting often and garnering vast, instant responses. Importantly, these leaders are engaging back. They are not just pushing out content and letting everyone have it, instead, every one of them is genuinely engaging there. The founder and former CEO of MySpace Tom Anderson is super active on G+, he posts a ton of amazing, thought-provoking content.
* The ten-person video chats (Hangouts) are awesome, it is a wonderful way to add more intimacy to real-time connecting/social networking. With this feature, you can easily join a Hangout with people like Michael Dell and chat directly with him!
* As I saw, the energy on Google+ is fresh and most people are excited to be on the platform.
Finally, I love Google Plus’s Sparks feature – it let you search and easily find content on any subject or categories of subjects, you can instantly share it with your network, very useful.
However, beside all above these reasons, one of the very interesting thing I find is that – the current ratio between Male and Female (and ‘Other’) users at Google+ is: Male: 86.3%, Female: 12.5% and Other: 1.2%.
Now there is something to think about – why there are so small percentage of women hanging out on Google+?