Google+ Initial Impressions from Rosemont Media Team

Google+ is the search engine giant’s latest attempt to grab a piece of the social media pie. While initial impressions are favorable with a Google-confirmed 10 million users in two weeks, serious doubts remain regarding the potential success of the platform (Orkut anyone?). In addition to recapping some of the latest Google+ news from around the web, stay tuned to the Rosemont Review for further impressions from the RM team.

As mentioned in the video, Google+ is not open to everyone yet. So what happens when the novelty wears off and everybody has had a chance to try the supposed Facebook-killer? According to the RM team, there’s only one way to continue to attract new users and have any chance at making waves in the social media community: don’t screw up.

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Comparisons are inevitable. Google isn’t pulling any punches and clearly wants a piece of Facebook’s success. Why else would Larry Page tie all Google employee bonuses to the success of the company’s social strategy?

A single mistake in Facebook’s shadow would likely send users packing; the attraction, outside of the exclusivity currently driving support, just isn’t there yet. 10 million users still falls well short of Facebook’s total user numbers, somewhere around the 700 million range, and the more than 250 million active users.

Nevertheless, you won’t win much money betting against Google, so the RM team is weighing in on the good, the bad, and the socially fatigued. After reading through our initial impressions of Google+, visit the Rosemont Media Facebook page and let us know what you think of the platform.

Google+ Initial Impressions

What we love about Google+

What we hate about Google+

What success looks like for Google+

What we’d add to Google+

Google+ Questions Remain

Final Thoughts on Google+ Impact

While Google+ is still in its infancy, the first two weeks have exceeded expectations from our viewpoint. The next two weeks should tell us a great deal more about the potential within the Google+ platform, and just how entertaining the Battle Royale for social media dominance will be.

With rumors that Google is pushing up the release of their Business Profile, and the nervous activity coming from the Facebook camp (see Zuckerberg Shamed into Reactivating Google+), we’re betting this will be the summer blockbuster we’ve been waiting for.

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