I recently had a chance to catch up with Mark Traphagen, a guru when it comes to Google+. If you haven't had a chance to interact with or read any of Mark's ramblings online, you are missing out. Mark is currently the Director of Digital Outreach at Virante. I thought it would be a great chance to hear some of Mark's insights on what he's seen with Google+.
Q. When many in the industry think about Google+ they can't help but think of Mark Traphagen. What is it about Google+ that got you hooked?
A: I’m always fascinated by anything Google does. I jumped right on Buzz and Wave, and even though they both failed, I still enjoyed the brief ride. It’s just fun to watch Google experiment, innovate, shake and re-bake. But when Google+ showed up, I knew this was something different. We had been hearing rumors going back a year before the Google+ rollout of a Google social network that would be fully integrated into all of Google. When I actually saw Google+ (I got a beta invite on its third day) I knew they had something different.