Google+: Dead or Alive?

Google+: Dead or Alive?

I’ve been a Google+ user since early on, as I’m generally an early adopter. I, and others in my circles, took to it immediately and many predicted they would soon abandon Facebook.

Recently there has been talk that Google+ is dead, despite the adoption rate of 25 million users in one month. This post on Forbes.com is an example — it generated more than 100 comments and drew the ire of some of the Google+ faithful.

There’s a lot that’s good about it, but at this point, it’s still a geek playground, with 46 percent of its users identified as engineers or developers, according to a recent survey (credits at the bottom of the infographic below).

This infographic bears out my own experience; that is, the lack of acceptance among all but the tech-curious. I’ve also seen virtually no participation among teens, college students or young adults, with the exception of a few who have particular interest in technology.
Google Plus infographic

What’s your take on Google+? Dead or alive?

  • A: I have no idea what you’re talking about. Google what?
  • B: I live there. No more Facebook for me.
  • C: One foot in each world; I’m still on Facebook, but I play around with Google+ for fun.

Let me know in the comments.

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