Monday, September 17, 2012

Who Really is a User??

So today Google announced it bought Snapseed... awesome buy. along with the announcement on Google+ was this:

"This week we also hit an important milestone--over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+. It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we couldn’t have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination. And here too, I’m happy to report that we have just crossed 100,000,000 monthly active users on Google+ ( and mobile app)."

Seems fairly obvious to a reasonable person that those number really don't matter. We all sign up for things and promptly forget about them. For me that has included Google+. So far. I sure never thought of it as an upgrade. From Buzz maybe? or Wave? Active Users? I end up on Google+ mostly by mistake. I might poke around a little.. would hardly consider me a user. This isn't about Google+ and it's relative merits (or lack thereof) it's about the phony biz speak BS that keeps me giggling. Seems like everyone has their sites set on politics. Why is the number 47 trending on twitter tonight? Email me. Thanks.