Google’s long expected second shot at taking on Facebook in the social networking space has arrived in the form of the Google+ Project. It has some interesting twists on the social networking model but is far from a Facebook-killer.
The terrible name is a bad start. Google+? Google+! I can’t even question or exclaim about the bad name without it looking bad in writing.
Pronounced “Google Plus,” the product is officially written as Google+ — making placing any punctuation after the name fairly awkward.
Seriously, I’m cursing whoever made the final decision to go with Google+ as a name. Wasn’t the Google +1 sharing service bad enough?
Now we have Google+, which in turn allows you to +1 things that you’ve Google+’d. My head hurts from writing that.
In this article, I’ll generally stick with the Google+ name except where Google Plus is more legible, due to punctuation.