Now that I spent some time playing with G+, it’s starting to feel more like a Twitter++ with rich media than a disruption to FB.
I don’t go that far. But the point I’ve been trying to make is this: That’s what other people might believe on their own.
I find the Google+ UI/UX to be confusing. But that could be just me. I know plenty of services that people use just fine that frustrate me personally. One of those is Facebook.
Twitter better start paying attention to this threat.
Google+ could gut them of their backbone users.
Backbone users are those who have organized themselves into groups — such as the #ePrdctn one — and who have pushed Twitter beyond transmitting trivia.
If backbone users leave for Google+, Twitter will return to being a trivial service no one can take seriously any longer. It will be seen as the MySpace of communication.
If you don’t believe this can happen, go review what happened over at Digg earlier this year.
I’ve stated repeatedly that Twitter needs to address the grown-ups who are using it and need more out of it.
Google+ is partially addressing that need. Some UI and UX changes could tilt everything in favor of Google+.