OK Mine is three. Let me just say it so EVERYONE can know that I am not a super social queen. I cannot handle Four : I can’t and I won’t. For that reason, I’ve taken Google+ off of my top social icon list that you see floating next to this post, and replaced it with what I like- Pinterest. Why oh why would I do this on a Monday Morning?
I read this article on AdAge – Google+ is a ghost town. Sure I have a profile there, I set it up months ago and posted, oh, maybe 10 things to it. If I’m not using it, and no one else I know is using it, then WHAT FOR? I strive to write search engine optimized posts, and assumed this was a good tool to continue in that direction, but, I think the bell WILL toll for Google Plus sometime in the next 5 years… Just like Google Buzz…. It might resurrect as some zombie of itself somehow (I watched FIDO last night on Amazon) and be better.. but not yet.
Mind you I think its really cool that I figured out how to get my picture next to all of the posts that I’ve written that come up in Google Search results, using Google+, but that’s about it for coolness.
As for Pinterest, I like the big pictures, and it looks like a fun way to put things together- watch for wish lists from me this coming season. Of course, who knows how I’ll use it!