"Speaking of culture, the sensation of engagement in Google+ is vibrant. Buzz is in the air and much of it is warranted. Many of my friends on Google+ are those I view as my inner circle. Google+ is a wonderful way to stay current with their work and observations. But with Circles, I’m also able to tune my stream based on the relevance of context at the moment. The real-time flow of Google+ is also dynamic. It keeps me engaged to the point where I find myself consuming or curating information at much greater ratios than creating original content."
Along the way, he makes a lot of great thought points about bringing yourfriends into certain circles on google+ and enhancing your prospects to boot. All in all Google+ continues to make great strides with the online population. The editors over at AllFacebook note:
"With that in mind, here’s some more data about great strides Google Plus has made so far, according to Experian Hitwise: * Google Plus (plus.google.com) ranked as the number 42 most visited social networking site in the U.S. for the week ending July 16, 2011. * Google Plus ranked as the 638th most visited site among all sites in the U.S. last week (July 16th), up from its previous ranking as the 2404th most visited site in the U.S. the previous week (July 9th). * Google Plus received more than 1.8 million total visits last week ending July 16, 2011. That is an increase of 283 percent versus the previous week and an increase of 821 percent versus the week ending July 2nd. * 56 percent of upstream traffic to Google Plus last week came from other Google properties. Google.com accounted for 34 percent of upstream traffic to the site. 37 percent of upstream traffic to Google Plus last week came from search engines. Email provided the second largest amount of upstream traffic accounting for 21 percent. * 57 percent of visits to Google Plus are from males (based on four weeks ending July 16th) * 38.37 percent of visits are from users age 25-34 for the four weeks ending July 16th, the previous week users ages 18 to 34 made up the majority of visits with 38.11 percent. * Most visits overall to Google Plus were coming from the greater metropolitan area of Los Angeles followed by New York City, San Francisco for the four weeks ending July 16th. * Visitors from the metropolitan regions of Bowling Green, KY, Portland, OR and Bend, OR were most likely to visit Google Plus than the online population last week."
Google+ is a great tool for bringing connectivity into your online life outside of other social media networks. I'll continue to experiment, learn and push through! Meet me there!