Google is really pushing people to use Google+, whether you like it or not. According to today’s front-page Wall Street Journal article, this emphasis is coming from Chief Exec Larry Page himself.
I, for one, am not a big Google+ fan. I think the user experience feels, like a lot of other Google products, as if it were designed by engineers instead of people with an intuitive sense for how people interact. It’s very task oriented and not so people oriented and for a social networking site, that’s not very good.
Yes, I know that Google+ is having a tremendous impact on search results and yes, I recommend it as a content distribution destination for clients. But the user base is much, much lower than Facebook or Twitter and the engagement even lower.
My recommendation for fixing Google+ is for Google to get some people with real UI experience working on it. Simplify it. Make it a little more polished and elegant.
What do you think? Are you a Google+ fan or foe?