The Google+ Redesign Looks Oddly Familiar
That makes Google+ the second least used of my social media platforms. So it was with a bit of skepticism that I read the news that Google+ has done a big redesign of its site.
My first thought was “if a social media platform fell in the forest, and no one was there, did it make a sound?”
But after watching the video, and then logging in to the site, I realized there was something about the new look that was very familiar.
The way the wide-format images appear at the top of the page, the way status updates are displayed, it all looks suspiciously Facebook-like.
There are definitely some innovations, such as a customizable “ribbon” of moveable icons in the left-hand navigational column instead of static images or text. This is the kind of fresh design concept that Google will have to depend on if it wants to continue competing with Facebook.
But if the next Google+ redesign starts looking suspiciously like my old Myspace page, that’s when I may have to call it a day.
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