At the end of September, Google opened its social network, Google Plus, to the public. Previously, only invited users could join the network as part of a trial. Virtually overnight, Google Plus went from the 54th to the eighth most-visited social networking/forum site, pulling in 15 million visits in its first week. Although that’s far behind the 1.8 billion weekly visits attracted by industry leader Facebook, some analysts expect Google Plus to soon become more popular than LinkedIn and Myspace, which are now in third and fourth place. Others wonder whether people will bother signing up for yet another social network when they already have so many options.
Do you plan to set up a Google Plus account? Why or why not? When it comes to belonging to social networks, are there too many?