I thought Google+ would supplant Facebook at some point, but that's just not going to happen anytime soon. Facebook has mastered one half of the law of social media inertia. In short, once most regular folk are "at rest" on a social media property, they tend to stay at rest there. Google+ would have to exert an overwhelming value proposition in order to capture the masses quickly as Facebook did. Over time, Google's strategy is sound: integrate G+ into every Google property so people can't avoid it. But, for now, Facebook is still the 800lb gorilla.
We techies represent the other half of the law of social media inertia (to continue beating a bad analogy to death). We are in perpetual social media motion, and when introduced to new social media properties, we remain in motion. Thus I am on Facebook, G+, Twitter, Instagram, et al. Posting, cross-posting, editing, and keeping up with the various mediums can be EXHAUSTING. But if you want to promote your online presence, its a necessary evil. Recently, I stumbled upon a tool that made my life a LOT easier, at least with cross-posting. Friends+Me. In short, if I post something publicly on G+, Friends+Me pushes it to Twitter and Facebook within just a few moments. It's pretty amazing and I've been a loyal user for the past few months. That is, until last week when I got this in my Gmail:
Apparently, if I want to continue reliably using this wonderful social media solution, I need to pony up between $30 and $50/year. As I read my options, I was all