Google+ has gained a lot of new users over the passed couple of months. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing about this is Google+ will gain mor and more popularity. The bad thing is there will be more and more people that post pictures of their food and just simply post “breakfast”. These are what I like to call uncreative users. Google+ may get over run with these uncreative users. But the good news is that unlike Facebook, Google+ allows you to exclude yourself from the uncreative users. This is the feature that will put Google+ on top. The original Google+ users are much more creative than Facebook or Instagram users that may switch over to Google+ in the near future. It is sad that people are so reliant on technology they cannot create information or find information themselves. I also believe that it takes more creativity just to create a google plus post than on other social media. Some of my friends try Google plus and quit. Why do they do this? Because they say it is too hard to post things and learn the interface. Learning the interface was the most fun part of getting into google plus for me. But I guess that people have adapted to these simple social media apps that only have two actions to post something and require no text. Then when they get to Google+ they have to create something for a post and they are overwhelmed.
This question is important. Kids today have access to so many recouses and tools that every one of them has the capability to do something great. But there is one thing containing them, Social Media. I see kids in middle school begging their parents for Facebook accounts so that they can be with their friends when they are not. They spend hours scrolling through a feed full of useless information. While they are doing this some other kids are reading. The kids that are reading will be a lot better off in the long run. It all comes down to creativity. When kids read about what their friend ate for breakfast that information is useless, the kid that is reading articles about current events will be improving his knowledge of vocabulary and useful information. I have seen kids that want access to Social Media that they accept the permission from their parents to do so as a birthday present. Kids always want to know what their friends are doing instead of doing what they could be doing. This generation will more than likely be one of the dumbest generations the United States has ever seen.