Some are trying to associate Google+ to Facebook as Facebook was to Myspace. Let's make one thing absolutely clear Facebook is not MySpace (News - Alert).
And up until last night (not sure what happened) Mark Zuckerburg had the most followers - apparently quite a few who had been in the Top 100 are no longer visible there.
While Google+ is seemingly more akin to Facebook, it does contain characteristics of the other popular platform.
Twitter: If you are one of the few tweeting ‘Twitter killer’, well it’s just silly to think Google+ will take down Twitter.
Twitter is simple communication. Twitter does not require you to follow someone, be a friend, sit in a circle or know anyone in order to see what everyone is saying. Now, some believe that Twitter's 140 character limit was initially built to work within the familiar SMS model. This limit, however, is exactly what has enabled Twitter to become what it is today: A constant, evolving stream of information to talk about.
Now, yes Google+ does incorporate this in a fashion, but the complexity of everything else that makes Google+ diminishes this as a stand out, go-to source. So while Google+ will never remove Twitter as what Twitter is (a communication for relationships with brief information) it can certainly expand upon the same information in a limitless more robust fashion.
The undecided (and the future…)
Take the good, the bad and the ugly of Google and this latest foray into the social and you can come to one certain conclusion; it’s too early. You read that correctly, it is just way, way too early to have any definition of what Google+ will be. It is way too early to make any bold statements such as referring to it as a Facebook or Twitter killer. It is just too early to know anything except that there is a lot we do not know about Google+ and what it will be. But the quickest way to begin figuring that is to determine what Google+ is not.
In the meantime, let's tweet about this and share it on Facebook.