Professional Milestone: 2 years later, I passed one million accounts "circling me" on Google Plus. Thank you! What has kept you coming back to Plus since you've joined? How could I be using it better?
Ed Rovera - 10:52 AM
G+ is like a Twitter feed without the silly 140-character limit and the dangerous compressed URLs. Plus, the "clientele" here seems to be more interesting; I learn far more from my time on G+ than I ever have on any other SM platform.
Alexander Howard - 11:07 AM
+Ed Rovera Glad you're enjoying the space! Personally, I enjoy the forced concision and precision of Twitter. It's made me a better writer, for one, and I can consume news and information at a high rate, for another. (I like RSS readers, too.) Your mileage may vary. :) http://twitter.com/digiphile
Ed Rovera - 2:46 PM
+Alexander Howard Twitter's 140-character limit may have made you a better writer but it seems to make a lot of people all but unintelligible. I prefer seeing more of what someone presents. I can easily scroll past what is not interesting at that moment or stop and enjoy the content. Twitter doesn't provide me enough to capture my interest. Plus, I have become rather jaded by the compressed URLs. The Iranian election Green Movement taught me that malware could be hidden in those compressed URLs so I stopped following trending topics on Twitter. Pretty soon, I was all but off Twitter completely. If I could find a good tool to cross-post G+ to Twitter, I might have a reason to go back, but...
And like +Tom Barnett I really find the people here more interesting. I admit that this is probably due in part to my being able to see more of what they want to provide, but the content is just more engaging on G+.