There’s a few things that have been swirling around inside my cavernous mind since the initial launch of Google+ which all relates to the future of social networks.
I’ve already noticed a fracture forming in the camps of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ users. I’ve already seen the behaviour of cross posting to each and even selective posting on one or the other. In fact, I’m guilty (if it’s a crime) of doing such a thing. And it’s happening purely based on how people behave on each network.
About a month ago I disconnected my Twitter account from auto-posting to my Facebook account. Why? It’s simple, I got sick of the way Facebook treated my own and everybody else’s Twitter posts. I got sick of seeing “XX More posts from Twitter.” — A link that nobody ever clicks. All of my friends who use Twitter to post to Facebook would get bunched into one clump. And in most cases, unless you were the one single tweet (last one in) to be on top, you were likely to just get lost in the ether. Ever since I disabled the connection and started updating my status directly on Facebook I’ve seen a much greater response to the inane things I say.
Facebook hates Twitter, that’s why they did this. It wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time Twitter updated your status directly and as such it never got grouped. Which brings me to my next point.