It’s no Twitter. I doubt it’ll ever be a Twitter.
Or even real competition.
It seems to be FriendFeed reborn.
I’ve used it for several hours today and it really needs a few million people on it to see if it’ll be worthwhile.
So far, it’s not.
It also has a confusing UI with too many steps. I shouldn’t have to click an Add button for an URL after pasting it in before hitting Share. It should be smart enough to understand it should click Add for me once I’ve hit Share.
I can’t figure out how to DM someone. I had to settle for an email via their Google Profile(!).
I think Circles are really a UI gimmick. They might worthwhile for putting together ad-hoc groups, but as the standard way to Follow people, they’re just ridiculous.
And all the “tweets” (plussies?) I thought I was sending out to Public were really going only to the single Circle I’d set up. That’s another UI FAIL.
I think I’ll try it again when they’ve opened it up to a lot more people.