Google+, first impressions

There was an interesting white paper from Paul Adams, a former UX googler and, I assume, one of the earlier G+ team members: Real Life Social Network.

It is a paper full of interesting concept, made public around July 2010 and I had high expectations on the incoming social network of google.

In short the paper describes how the current social networks (à la Facebook) are not good models of the real life relationships.

Now Google+ is here.

Unfortunately the implementation is a bit disappointing: away from the original concept (at least, as described in the paper) and seems more yet another social network:  the anxiety for Facebook that pervades google (or their ad sellers) took over.

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