(fun side note: I randomly connected with him in a “hangout” in g+ a few nights ago. Such a great feature.)
Thomas recently ran a test where he posted the same photo to five different places:
- Google+, where he has 1,861 followers.
- Flickr, where he has 21,125 contacts.
- Facebook, where he has 3,161 friends.
- 500px, where 1,558 people subscribe to his photos.
- Twitter, where he has 19,285 followers
He wasn’t able to track photo views in most of those locations, but he could track interactions (likes, comments, etc). At the end of the day, Google+ provided far more interaction than any of the others, even though he had far more followers at some of them. Why?
It could be because it’s new and people are playing with it more, and while that might be part of it, Thomas tends to think that the awesome lightbox that display photos on g+ are a major factor.
Of course, time will tell. After the newness of g+ starts to wear off and more people join, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with users like him. Be sure to check out his full post for more details on the experiment.
What do you think was the reason for his success on g+?