One editor’s journey: 5 days on Google+

Circles, Hangouts, and Sparks—oh my! Find out what one editor learned during her first week on the latest social network site.

I’ve been avoiding Google+ like it’s my job. And it’s becoming a problem, since writing about Google+ and other social media sites is my job.

When Google+ first launched, I received several invites to join.

Delete, delete, delete. I said to myself: This too shall pass.

But Google+ isn’t passing. It’s growing. Now, more than 25 million people are using it. PR Daily, Ragan.com and our healthcare website are filled with stories about Google+ every day.

We’re even doing a webinar with Shel Holtz about it in October.

So, in the spirit of journalism (and for the sake of my employment status), I decided to see what the fuss was all about—at least for five days.

Here’s how it went:

Day one: Diving right it—and jumping right back out

I signed in for five minutes.

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