When I first heard of Google +, I rolled my eyes like a teenager and told myself that it wasn’t going to catch on so I didn’t need to pay attention.
Then I began seeing tweets like this:
Immediately I was bugged. My eyes didn’t know where to look and my inbox began to overflow with “so-and-so has added you to their circles.” My mile long To Do list began to grow exponentially and I became annoyed.
When am I ever going to find time to learn this?
I barely have time to manage everything else in my life, including my Facebook and Twitter addictions, but at least I have those down to a science so I can work them in my sleep if I need to. Google +? I don’t know it, I don’t have time to learn it, and I’m annoyed that it even exists because I feel pressure to know it. I don’t have time to sift through emails telling me who has added me, even if one is from from Johnny Depp.
It was vain and inconsiderate of the Google techies to venture into this realm and try to reinvent the wheel, like they could make a better platform, just because they rule the world. I’m ticked off that they stepped in and are now bumping fun sites like Pinterest and Spotify to the bottom of my learning curve list because I feel the need to understand how it works if I want to keep up in this ever changing world of Social Media.
And now, I’m sounding like an archaic, old-fashioned geezer who doesn’t like the way the young kids are behaving; go ahead, call me grandma.
Now if you excuse me, I have eighteen games of Words With Friends waiting for me on my phone. Google + will just have to wait.