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6 Changes We'd Like to See on Google - Social Media

  1. 1. 6 Changes We’d Like To See on Google+
  2. 2. The Google+ saga continues, so wethought a few ideas were in order. Feel free to add to this list, and maybe Google will see it and make the changes. You never know! In the meantime enjoy our list of the 6 changes we’d like to see implemented into The Google+ Project.
  3. 3. #1: Sheering The Notification List
  4. 4. If you’ve been on Google+ for a while, you’ve probably noticed that thenotifications come thick and fast – foreverything. If you comment on a post,you get every notification thereafter. If someone +1’s you, you get notified.
  5. 5. Lists of names, actions and nonsensethat really don’t have to be there. It’s nice to know people are interacting with you. But then make it exclusive interaction, or pop in some controlsetting for this. It’s info overload gone wild.
  6. 6. #2: Extreme Stream
  7. 7. The main news stream on Google+ isvery disorganized. It has absolutely no filters like the Facebook edgeranksystem, that ranks updates according to relationships.
  8. 8. Instead, every time you scroll down to read something, and scroll back up again, the posts gone – replaced by new posts from a huge influx of people. When you follow thought leaders that post often, the endlessscrolling really gets to you. How about a new algorithm that sorts this out?
  9. 9. #3: So Very Many People
  10. 10. Google+ has the potential to formhuge communities, well beyond theaverage Facebook users 130 peoplelimit. This is mostly due to the findpeople section on the circles page.
  11. 11. It’s great to suggest people that wedon’t know, Google, but having to click on each one of them to find out who they are – is mission impossible.Everyone likes to race to have highest numbers – so are we forming communities of useless people we don’t know? This system needs some streamlining.
  12. 12. #4: The Games Issue
  13. 13. Google may not have realized it, buttheir brand continuation on Google+, makes the games section feel abit…redundant. Why not do a normalGoogle search for games and play on other websites with a greater selection?
  14. 14. Why should I play these generic gameson Google+? They just don’t have the same appeal as Facebook games. IfGoogle+ doesn’t do something to their games section, its going to fail.
  15. 15. #5: Complete Lack of Business Functionality
  16. 16. Yes, Google+ is working on getting thebusiness functionality ready. But in the meantime, they’re losing users andpeople are seeing less and less value in the platform. Business features are what attract so many people to Facebook.
  17. 17. Google needs to get moving on this sooner rather than later, or they’re going to miss their chance. And onceit’s gone, they’re going to experience a MySpace-like meltdown.
  18. 18. #6: Limited Connectivity
  19. 19. At the risk of continually comparing Google+ to Facebook, Google+ lacks something rather large. When youarrive on Facebook, there are a millionthings you can do, waiting to be done.
  20. 20. Playing, shopping, chatting searching pages, finding groups to join – enjoying the social atmosphere. Google+ doesn’t have this. The platform feels hopelessly limited.There’s not much to do, but interact with people, and that’s not always what people want to do. Perhaps some deeper layers Google+?
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