Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.com, announced last night that he is forwarding his blog domain KevinRose.com directly to his Google+ page, where he will be posting instead of blogging.
This is how he announced it on Twitter:
“Decided to forward http://t.co/hsxKjXW to Google+. G+ gives me more (real-time) feedback and engagement than my blog ever did.”
I have about 10x fewer followers on Google+ than Kevin does, but I have found a very engaging community there. If I post something there, I seem to get several times more interaction than anything I do on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or my blog. I don’t want to lose my 8 year archive of blog posts, but I’m not sure I’ll keep blogging on WordPress outside of Google+.
Which Social Tool Generates Most Engagement?
I announced that I quit my day job to do Android contact work on G+, Twitter, Facebook and Linked. (Its true by the way)
This effects my personal and professional life. So where did I get the most feedback? The votes are in, lets tally them up.
LinkedIn: 0 comments on status update, but 2 great recommendations from co-workers that I specifically asked a recommendation from.
Twitter: 11 @ Replies. 1 Job lead.
Facebook: 15 comments (including my mom), 11 Likes, 1 message, 0 Job Leads.
Google+ 20 comments, 24 Likes, 2 Shares, 2 posts mentioning me, 2 emails and 5 Job Leads.
Google+ is only 11 days old and has probably fewer than 3 million users so far. But it is an amazing site, attracting very interesting people, and the signal to noise ratio there is much better. Other social networks mash you up into one big stream. But Google circles makes it easy to compartmentalize your reading as well as your posting — limiting your content to the appropriate audience.
And that is why, in my opinion, the engagement is so much higher. Because the posts are far more relevant than other streams.
Are you on Google+ yet? What do you think? Do you think other bloggers will switch to just using Google+ like Kevin did?