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Google+’s most high-profile, and most prolific voice, (at least in the tech world), Robert Scoble admits that he’s not exactly certain about what Google+ is trying to be.To celebrate Google+’s one-year anniversary, Scoble wrote a post comparing his Facebook profile to his Google+ profile. The big difference between the two? “On Facebook you can see a LOT more about me. My Quora questions. My foursquare checkins. My Spotify music. My Pinterest repins. And a lot more,” says Scoble. On Google+, you just see his long posts.
He concludes by saying, “Maybe the goal shouldn’t be to compete with Facebook, but then we’re left with ‘what is Google+ if it won’t compete with Facebook?’ It’s looking more and more like a blogging tool to me, which is why I struggle to write this kind of stuff over on my blog.”
It’s a bad sign if Robert Scoble, who is one of the most active people on Google+ can’t figure out exactly what Google+ is supposed to be.