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“I never liked Facebook,” Brogan wrote on his G+ profile page Friday. “I never used it to stay in touch with friends. I never had a great experience with the platform. I never had it work well (if at all) for my business. So, I didn’t bother. I used it grudgingly.”
Another user, Jeff Patch, wrote on Facebook, “My Facebook feed has become unmanageable. I’m de-friending anyone who is not a close friend, family member or colleague. Find me on Google+.”
Jack Lesley, another Facebook defector also wrote, “Leaving Facebook. Have about half of my friends moved, will be deleting my FB account on 31 July!”
Google+ already has about 10 million users. But users may be reacting to the novelty of a new social network. Facebook, with more than 750 million users, has seen would-be social networks, like Google Buzz, invade its turf before.
And to be sure, there are some who think Facebook defectors are daft.
“Wondering if that’s a career-limiting move considering clients who will still want council on Facebook on the years to come,” David Armano, executive vice president of global innovation and integration at PR agency Edelman, wrote regarding Brogan. “Of course, it’s perfectly viable to build a niche outside Facebook since so many others are focused there.”
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