Because there aren’t the character limits of Twitter, and I have Google+ as one of my start-up tabs in chrome, I find it much simpler to drop a short thought, with a link and/or image, onto Google’s social network.
And it’s not just WordPress that I’m neglecting. Since I started using G+, I’m finding a heavy overlap with my Twitter audience and there’s currently less noise on Google’s network. Therefore I can read and circulate as much industry news on G+. To its credit, Twitter will commands a larger more attentive audience so big news breaks faster on that network than any other.
Due to the visual nature of G+, and the fact I use an android phone with smooth photo-sharing options I’m also posting fewer photos onto Flickr. I used to love Flickr, but now that it operates linke an island outside of all the other social networks I have little reason to visit it now.
…and then there’s facebook. I tend to limit my facebook contacts to family and friends (loosely defined as people I’ve drunk with) rather than industry peers (there’s obviously some overlap) and those people generally aren’t on Google+ yet, despite being users of Google’s other services. My Dad is one exception.
So…is Google+ a credible network? I definitely think so, but for now it’s still biased towards industry types.