Google Plus needs to go public. The only way we will will know how many people are receptive to this new Social Media Network is to open it to the general public.
With the need to create a more ease of use and to compete against Facebook, it’s time to sink or swim. Google needs to complete the tweaks and put out a redefined G+ that is more user friendly.
I still find it hard to navigate G+ the way it is presently laid out. The fact that it still integrates your gmail etc is a MUST change. I would encourage all user to give as much feedback to google and suggest that they make these changes ASAP.
The only way for Google Plus to succeed is to increase their user base and make the necessary tweaks that are necessary to convince non user that they are a real competitor to Facebook.