“Your peanut butter Google Plus is in my chocolate Facebook!!!”
If you’re old enough to remember who shot J.R. 1, you may remember the Reese’s commercial referenced above. (TLDR/W: a boy and a girl “meet cute” by accidentally mixing up their chocolate and peanut butter).
I missed the initial Google + hoopla ’cause my back was out. The “invite only” reminded me a little of Google Wave, not to mention 7th grade gym class (eep). I didn’t want to be left out, even though I wasn’t 100% sure what the “cool kids” were doing.
I use social media to keep up with library and information-related developments. I’m already having issues with cross-pollination between Twitter and my RSS feeds. Now Google + is adding a whole new layer of “AAAAGH!” to that. Maybe if I didn’t have a tendency to add RSS feeds and librarians like crazy, that wouldn’t be an issue.
I have 2 Facebook accounts (one for work, one for family). I mainly use these to stay current with Facebook since it is so popular with college students.
I have a Twitter account where I follow 599 people and organizations, about 80% of whom are librarians or other information professionals. I follow over 100 RSS feeds, about 70% of them library and/or tech-related. I occasionally visit FriendFeed. There’s lots of overlap here. I may just use Google + for library-related stuff, if I continue to use it at all.
If you’re not on Google+ yet but you’re curious, here’s a good blog post about it from Agnostic, Maybe.
1 Spoiler alert: It was Kristen.
Addendum (added July 9):
I should mention that I’ve got 850+ Twitter favorites to plow through. The most I’ve had is 1300…the least was 300. I can’t even load them all onto a single page.
Also, after I wrote this entry, I found a post on “How Google + ends social networking fatigue.”