Any day now, this will be known as the Social Media Age, and not the Information Age anymore.
When fire up my web browser, the first thing I do is open up tabs for Facebook, Twitter, Google + (dull as it is), Tumblr, Blogspot, and StumbleUpon. These are all social media platforms that are dominating hours of our time each day - I'm not sure if I can keep up anymore.
The question is whether or not there's really a need for so many social media platforms. Are they crowding each other out? It's not always convenient (or sensible) to repeat posts/tweets on more than one platform, but we try to stay active on all of them anyway. Wouldn't it make more sense to collaborate all platforms into one?
Essentially Google + has combined Twitter and Facebook, and added a few elements of its own. Whether the two aforementioned platforms will become redundant once Google + really takes off is something I'll be interested to see, but I doubt it -
The online community seems to be loving things just the way they are, embracing each new social tool and giving a few more hours a week to the social media phenomenon we're all so addicted to (and I am no exception).