My introduction to Google+ (or as my friend likes to call it, “G+, you must call it G+ from now on!”) came — as many of my new online discoveries do — with an innocuous Gmail claiming my new allegiance to a fledging network. My mind flooded with the usual questions: Who or what is a Google+? Is this another Buzz or Wave, a.k.a. another attempt by Google to get in on social networking? Will there be cake?
Well, G+ has been flapping its wings for about a week now, and while there’s been no cake, there’s certainly been plenty of activity — from TechCrunch’s claim that it’s the “Big Bang” to Mark Zuckerberg’s dominance of the platform. Big moves for a platform that most people aren’t even on yet — it’s still in limited “field testing,” and many of my friends don’t have access yet, or those that do haven’t been very active — we still mostly communicate on Twitter, or post statuses and links on Facebook. Read more