Google Bosses Not Using Google+

Only 2 of top 18 Googlers are active users of service
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2011 3:21 AM CDT
Google users won't be able to add Chairman Eric Schmidt to their circles.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

(Newser) – The top layer of management at Google doesn't seem to have warmed to to Google+, blogs Michael Degusta at the understatement. Out of the company's top 18 execs, only two can be considered active users of the social networking service, he finds. Five others are minimal users, including CEO Larry Page, who has made only seven posts since the service was launched. Eight more have never posted, and three—including chairman Eric Schmidt—don't have Google+ accounts, at least not in their real names.

The nature of Google+, which blends Facebook-style private sharing with Twitter-style public posting, makes it surprising that the people who run the company haven't made more use of it, Degusta writes. "Management caring deeply about their company’s products and using them every day is almost always a prerequisite of making great products," he writes, noting that Mark Zuckerberg really does spend all day on Facebook, and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo often tweets dozens of times a day.

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