The other day, I wrote an article about a new social media platform called Jaspud.com. After I was done publishing it on Digital Journal, I asked myself the following question: Do we really need another network to connect with people?
I have grown tired of Facebook. While I love the fact that the platform allows me to showcase what I do through my Fan Page, I honestly find that the social network has become unreliable. Too many changes occur too often. You never know what will happen next, and for someone like me, who does everything on their own, it is annoying to have to spend hours figuring out any new change.
When I started using Google+, I breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, someone was getting it! And the more I use G+, the more I think that its creators know what they are doing.
Many people say that G+ is on its way to dethrone Twitter. To me, this will never happen because each platform serves a specific purpose. However, when it comes to Facebook, I am not so sure. While, G+ is far from perfect, its ease of use is unparalleled. As a result, social media junkies like me may end up spending only a minimal amount of time on Facebook — or even deleting their accounts altogether.
So, do we really need another social networking site to connect with people? Yes, we do. Because nothing lasts for ever, and people’s expectations change. Technological advances make us pickier.
Only time will tell if Google+ will be the next best social networking site, and whether or not Facebook will be hit hard. However, one thing is certain. We, as users, have a say in the matter. It is the beauty of social media.