Google Minus: Top 5 Google Plus Annoyances

Google Minus:  Top 5 Google Plus Annoyances

After using Google Plus for a couple of months, I'm actually a big fan.  But I have mixed feelings about it.  I'm a huge fan of the innate viral capabilities, however, there are still some things that need to be ironed out:

  1. No Google Apps Support.  My business relies on Google Apps for several applications including shared calendaring, inbox and other line of business applications.  Because G+ is not supported with Google Apps, I need to open a separate browser and login with a separate Gmail account.  Annoying.
  2. Read Only.  Currently, G+ only allows pushing content and activity to other web properties.  In order for G+ to become a full-flown social media platform, we'll need true application API support, that allows us to sync and integrate with other platforms.
  3. Event Management.  This should be a no-brainer.  Even if there was support for Google Apps, we still don't have a streamlined way to setup a simple event and invite our friends.  This happens to be functionality built in Facebook since day one.
  4. Mobile Mess.  If you use Google Apps on your phone, be prepared to be disappointed.  See #1.
  5. No API.  An API will accelerate the growth of G+, and we might actually start seeing some of our non-nerd friends on it!  See #2

Let's go Google!  We like the momentum, though it's time to step it up.

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