Right second attempt!
Missed that tweet Craig so hadn't realised you won't be around - from your mobile at least! It's an interesting point you make about usage of a network and how we access it. I am always signed into G+ as I use iGoogle everyday. However, I seldom go into it to check it out and to be honest I'm not even sure why that is. Possibly I've not had anything useful out of it so haven't been compelled to visit regularly - more likely though is I just haven't given it enough focus in order to get anything useful out of it.
I find myself having to explain Twitter fairly frequently to people of my acquaintance who don't 'get it' and the fact of the matter is, it's not a very immediate channel. It takes time and effort to build up your network and for it to become valuable. Or it did for me anyway. So I would guesss G+ is no different, it would simply a matter of giving it a bit of focus for it to become useful. I do know someone who's abandoned Facebook altogether in favour of G+ so will be interested to hear about your experiences and how much you get out of it and whether its worth persevering with.
@kategraham23 Hi Kate, I have to say that my G+ usage so far has proven interesting. There is no doubt that the 'stream's far slower than Twitter which 'might' infer that there is less information washing over me, but actually the content that is in there is very different and dare I say it, even more useful than what I saw when I popped back into Twitter a day or two ago.
Different people + different thinking + different ideas = less chance of 'group think' setting in!