I was interested to compare differences in community engagement across social media platforms. Why? I post my new photos to Google+ and don’t do much on Facebook (which I hate with a passion, for a variety of reasons), but if Google+ continues losing steam I might have to suck it up and go back. Hence, a test image.
The post went up on the evening of March 10th. Here’s what happened: pandamonium over on Google:
The Google community totally screwed the comparison by engaging too much with the image. The post got listed under “what’s hot” and next thing I know a bunch of random non-followers were plussing and commenting all over the place. That’s not what usually happens. As facebook doesn’t have an equivalent to a global “what’s hot” feed, this is not a fair test. In essence, the data point succumbed to random internet weather patterns.
I promised folks I’d report the results, though, and promises being what they are here’s a graph: