With the new Google+ project taking the Internet by storm over the past few days, it was only a matter of time before experts in the field gave their own opinion. In this article we will be studying each review to see if Google’s new effort is a hit or miss. Invites were being sent via email yesterday, but went down again in no time.
After Google Plus was unveiled on June 28th it did not take long for some of the big players to get their invitations first. One of those was Read Write Web, who decided to spend some time with the new service on that very first evening. Marshall Kirkpatrick points out that Google has been “super ambitious” this time round, and it shows in how well the whole thing has been put together.
He said that he had no clue as to how well the new service will do, but being compelled to use it throughout the night is certainly a good sign. There seems to be so many differences between Google Plus and Facebook, but the main one is when it comes to privacy. How they get around this is with their new Circles feature, which as we know keeps each group of friends separate. Kirkpatrick’s final thought was that Google Plus was “a very compelling experience.”
MG Siegler from Tech Crunch also managed to grab an invite and again yet another person who felt the need to spend countless hours giving the new service a try to offer a decent review. From the start it seems that Google Plus is a hit, as it is the best social service that they have achieved ever — although that would not be a hard task would it?
Siegler does warn not to get too excited, as there are a few issues. However, we have to realize that there are always bugs when something new pops up. Do not worry, as these problems are so small that they might not matter to you too much. We have to wonder if people will actually bother using Google Plus once the novelty wears off, so let’s see where we are in a month or so.
The final Google Plus review that we thought would offer a different perspective is from The Guardian. We love how Charles Arthur looked at all the main features and then marked them out of ten for desktop and mobile versions. Now the complete user experience on a desktop only managed a poor score of 2, compared to 8 for mobile. Circles got 5 out of ten for desktop and 7 for the mobile version. Overall it looks as though Google Plus Mobile is far better its desktop version.