This week, all the digital buzz has been centered around Google+, the new social networking platform which Google launched last week. News from Google is coming thick and fast about its new social networking product. One of the latest news items is that accounts that are set as private will be deleted from the 31st of July.
One could ask, why is Google is forcing people to make their accounts public? According to Google, the accounts are there to be viewed and to make it easier for people contact one another. “We believe that using Google Profiles to help people find and connect with you online is how the product is best used. Private profiles don’t allow this, so we have decided to require all profiles to be public.” ~notes the site of the Google + project.
This means that you can’t use the new Google+ after the 31st of July if you had chosen to make your account private. I understand their reasoning but don’t like to be bullied about my profile. I understand that Google+ is able to provide privacy of who sees your postings but I might not want my profile to be Google-able. There are people who like to join social networks and do not wish to have their profiles be easily accessible by everyone. Will this detract people from joining the new glittery Google+? Time will tell but right now it is a waiting game.