A College Humour animation titled ‘Not Google Plus’ was broadcast on YouTube yesterday, conveying a humerous notion that we should all join Not Google+, or in other words, take part in none of the activities or interactions associated with setting up a Google+ account. The video makes a clear point, indicating by joining Not Google+, ‘we can all get on with our lives’, giving little credit to social networks as a medium in general:
“The biggest revolution in social networking, would be for there to be no more revolutions in social networking.”
After investigating this viewpoint further, I found a surprising amount of blogs, articles and similar funny videos that dismissed Google+ (often quite aggressively) and subsequently social networks themselves. It will be interesting to keep an eye on attitudes to Google+ in the near future, and whether these are just initial reactions to a network that is foreign and new, or if the development of Google+ is amplifying a general condemnation of social networks in the public arena.