Well, I think the G+ subscription rate is not real. Anyone with a gmail account can join G+ with a few clicks, not really what "joining means", more like adding it. I'd like to see the involvement rate of users, how many hours they spend per day (per week is so 90s!).
"People feel more comfortable signing up with Google than with some new no-name."
Thanks for the post. I totally agree with you that people feel more comfortable with google. Infact signing up for Google+ is very easy. If we have gmail account then we can easily create one google+ account. We can easily port friends from gmail chat to google+. Overall google+ has impressed many users with its new features.
I understand the element of risk which Most entrepreneurs have to take.But things have changed dramatically(when it comes to risk taking today).
Today thanks to a lot of other uncertainities in doing Business(especially Govt Tax,other regulatory hurdles and Recessionary winds) Risk appetite for most Businesses has gone down considerably.
For most wait and watch (while these guys battle out amongst themselves-FB,Twitter,LinkedIn and Google+) in the meantime they will probably be hedging their bets by using both services for awhile and watching typical response rates on all these services.
@tech4people & @hwong -- I believe that for personal use, we have the luxury of jumping in late. With no audience or outlet for our messaging on a new network, there is no incentive for us to post.
As businesspeople though, we are inclined to the unknown; testing the waters a bit to prepare ourselves for the 'what-ifs'. If Google+ continues its meteoric rise (20 mil users in 24 days...FB took 1152, Twitter: 1035), I would regret not establishing both presence and understanding ahead of the wave.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.