True: A site does need to provide tools to enable users to interact with each other, and enable for community-identified leaders to moderate discussion, and take care about data privacy, security, ease-of-use, and everything else that might get a user annoyed. But these tools themselves don't sell the site – once these tools are in place, it's a matter of marketing to the right 'beta test' group in order to get the type of interaction that the platform owner is looking for. And the ability to manage this – the ability to create platforms that enable collaboration management – is a rather interdiciplinary sociology + machine interface field that technology companies still need to recognize the value of, acquire, and get right. There's a big future market out there…
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Great article about Google+
It is not so much about friends, but about knowledge. Yesterday in our hangout, we had a discussion going in that direction too. FB is where you have all your known friends, but in Google+ you find interesting people, that you want to talk to and learn from them or educate them.
Why Use Google+: It’s What You Know, Not Who You Know
Why use Google+? The question has dogged Google’s social networking site since its launch in June.