Now that Google Plus is opening up invites at a fairly aggressive rate let's start a discussion about, what some are calling, a potential killer [or at least disruptor] of facebook. Others already dismiss it as another failed attempt to enter the market with something too tech focused, too similar and too late.
I think we can all agree that even someone the size of Google is going to have a tough time breaking 750 million users... Bing v Google, Apple v PC, there's dozens of examples of failed tries, even from those with huge checkbooks to make a move, and Google has certainly failed at this before... But then there was circles.
Circles that let you segment your connections into an infinite number of groups so that you can share something with whomever you want. And that's a whole new spin on privacy, an opportunity for many more people in just one place. It's a big divergence from Facebook's open approach and drawing a lot of commentary from early adopters and regular users alike.
So SPF, what do you think so far? What are the limitations or opportunities you see opening up?