Google+ now has communities.
If you’re wondering why you should care, this article, Google+ adds Communities, hits 135 million active users | Internet & Media – CNET News, points out that:
“… Google+ can succeed even if it never becomes a top Web destination. But the company says it’s gaining momentum: Google announced today that 500 million people have created profiles, 235 million people have used at least one of its features (like +1’ing a Web page), and 135 million visit plus.google.com monthly. (That’s up from 100 million in September.)”
So it appears that Google+ is growing. I’m not as active on the site as I should be; I prefer Twitter, but only because I’ve been on it for years.
Since Twitter’s been around for such a long time, it’s integrated with many other apps I love and use, like Buffer, Pocket and Reeder.
I spend a lot of time on my iPad, and if Google+ were as integrated into apps and activities as Twitter is, I’d use it more often.
With any luck, as Google+ grows, it will become more integrated.
I do like the idea of G+ Communities for working with my private coaching students, and beta readers. This aarticle points out that Communities can be open or private, which is ideal for people like me who create classes and courses.
I’m in the middle of setting goals and targets for 2013, so I’ll be looking into using Communities in some of my projects.