I’m really trying to get into using Google+ on a daily basis (by the way you can add me on G+.) I want to be in circles/follow/+1 the big names like Chris Brogan, Matt Cutts, and other people I really enjoy on Twitter.
But their updates take up way too much real estate!
I enjoy using Hootsuite as my Facebook/Twitter app. I get everything all in one neat package. Most importantly, it literally stuffs everything into a small display. Very useful for that 20-thousand foot view of what’s happening.
It’s what I need during a busy day, quick instant access to my news, so I can react in real-time and move quickly.
Compare The Real Estate
Here’s one of the recent posts from Chris that demonstrates the massive amount of space it’s taking up on my screen:
And here’ss that very same update from Chris on Twitter/Hootsuite:
744 pixels versus 54 pixels
Look how much more space I have in Hootsuite to quickly browse the social stream! Again, I don’t know about you, but I like that quick “mission control” overview of my incoming news – because damn – there’s a lot of it!
Maybe I’m Wrong?
I’m still trying to get all warm and fuzzy with it, but I do think it’s massively better than anything Google has released in a while.
During a busy day of doing what I do, reading Google+ is like reading a bunch of micro blogs all at once. And remember Chris, G+ is Not Your Blog!