Google Plus to the Rescue!
If you haven't heard about the new social network offering from search engine giant Google, you're missing out. Touted as the killer to rival Facebook and even Twitter, Google+ (or Google Plus, G+) has already seen 20 million people join in the span of its three week life and it's still in a private beta state.
I will fully admit that I'm loving Google+ right now. The first week I was on, I started an unofficial campaign to get my Facebook friends to come over to it (with great difficulty) and I've been using to the point where I've neglected my fan favorite of Twitter (sorry to anyone who's following me on Twitter!) What's so great about Google+?
Imagine that Facebook and Twitter got married and had a baby. That baby would be G+. Basically, the interface of Facebook, with a status bar near the top, a stream of posts from people you know (or don't), the ability to comment on posts, etc. meets the follow points of Twitter, but better. No privacy setting hoop of flame to jump through like Facebook, no 140 character post restriction like Twitter...
I feel that Google+ actually has brought the social aspect back or even into that of the social network. And while the web based site is awesome to the max, it's the smartphone app for both Android and iPhone that's garnering some attention as well. Right from the gate, Google had an app ready for the masses.