Ask Blogweiser

by Joel Sherwood


Dear Blogweiser,

I'm having the darnedest time with the social in social media. Specifically Google+. What is it for? I get Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But then a gazillion people are on this Google+ thing as well, and it just don't make no sense to me. What in good heavens am I supposed to do there too?

----Nonplussed in Cyberspace

 

Dear Nonplussed in Cyberspace,

Let me share a secret: nobody knows what they're doing there, and that's the point. Google has created as close to a real social experience as possible. In real life, when people go to a big party they have no idea what to say to each other. No one has a clue what to do. It's awkward. It's confusing. Everybody wonders what 'in good heavens' they're doing there also. That's what real socializing is.

My advice: have a couple drinks before you log on. You'll instantly find Google+ much more fun and natural.

----Helpfully, Blogweiser