I tried out Google plus at launch time (more accurately when I got an account). However I have continued to treat is as an experiment pending proper integration with google apps. Where is that?
Google owns most recent results make for impressive reading. But what of google+? Seems to me that Facebook has been doing a good job of making their platform more useful – in terms of using it to communicate with different groups/lists of users.
This report suggests that google plus may be struggling to maintain initial momentum. Obviously there have been some unfortunate PR incidents – suggesting that not all senior Google execs are equally committed.
It;s a difficult space – when you want to break into a market dominated by Facebook. For now I think Google plus has sharpened up people at Facebook. But that cannot be the end game for Google.