The desktop version of Google's new social network lacks the social aspect of Facebook and the speed, and simplicity, of Twitter - but the mobile version is far better.

This article titled “Google+ hands on: laboured stuff” was written by Charles Arthur, for on Wednesday 29th June 2011 14.20 UTC

What every startup works on is the user’s experience in the first few minutes – seconds even – that they are using their application. What do you see? How easy is it to join? Can you get your profile set up in less than a minute? Can you get your picture on your profile in seconds, edited, and move on?

Try it on Twitter or Facebook or any of a multitude of sites and you’ll see what a slick, well-oiled operation is. Developers and designers will stand over pages with stopwatches trying to get the signup process to happen as quickly as possible.

This content is available for Basic Members.
Already a member, log in