Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Google+ Anyone?

I finagled an invitation to join Google+, the new social networking site that’s making news. I’m not really sure why I did this, since I can barely keep up with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and all the blogs and groups I subscribe to, but I always have this lurking feeling that I’m going to be left out of the conversation if I don’t have the latest and greatest toys.

So I’ve signed up, taken the tutorials and have a total of exactly one person in all of my circles. I’m dragging my heels, to be honest, because I’m not sure if I want to go through the whole learning curve again, the whole building a network thing. I already have so many, how will I cope with one more without social media consuming my life?

For now, I think I’ll hang back and lurk a bit. If the event industry embraces Google+, I’ll have no choice of course. What do you think? Are you taking the plunge? Or are you just as hesitant to get even more entangled in the web?