A new month and a new report of Google+ suspending yet another SL profile. Long-time SL resident and well known SL blogger called Botgirl Questi has posted a transcript of the appeal about the Google+ suspension that happened today. Follow #plusgate on Twitter where the SL community are expressing their views. Last month generated alot of buzz from the SL community about Google+ and i’m sure this month there will be more too.
Other well known SL avatars have also been suspended in the past month:
Google+ launched on 28th June 2011 in beta and still seems to be invite-only. Weeks later since the launch Google+ have stll been suspending SL profiles with this message below. It’s really disappointing to hear about Google+ SL suspensions and to me Google still doesn’t get social networking.
On the other side of the scale I do think Google+ has potential and has a long way to go to catch up with Facebook. Google+ passed the 20 million users milestone after 24 days, Facebook has 750 million users and Twitter has 300 million users on the larger scale. On the smaller scale Second Life passed the 20 million registered users mark in July 2011. It’s going to be interesting to see how things develop in the near future and to see if Google+ will survive the next year or two.
I think the best sites for SL social networking are these in order:
- SL social profiles
What are your views on Google+ suspending SL profiles ?