In my own opinion of course…
Google+ has been focusing on aesthetics far too much. They seem to be going more in the way of Pinterest.
Here’s the thing… Depending on the content you want, pictures, thumbnails, etc could be useless. In my case, it is. Very much so.
I follow a lot of online marketing industry people, companies, etc. Health and fitness people, companies, etc. They share and write information, not pictures.
I want a quick eye scroll through a lot of content. I want to read headlines. Not look at pretty pictures with no real context.
I don’t want…
2, maybe 3 posts viewable (using G+’s current multiple column view):
1, maybe 2 posts viewable (using G+’s single column view)–which I prefer over multiple “ADD inducing” columns:
19 or so “posts” viewable (like Google Reader’s compact view). They are getting rid of Google Reader by the way…
I have no patience for the new look. I know a lot of people stomp their feet after every Facebook design change. I don’t want to sound like that, but this one, for me, is a real reason not to want to check in throughout the day. Sorry G+.