ISS Astronaut Chris Hadfield Discovers Google+, Stunning Photos Ensue

Google+ is a great place for photos, especially space photos

ISS astronaut Chris Hadfield is busy enough in space, but he still makes time to get in touch with us mere mortals down on Earth. He's a relatively active Twitter user, as active as you can be in space, and now he's branching out to Google+. While he's had a profile set up for a while, it was his son that kept it updated.

But a few hours ago Hadfield made his first Google+ post straight from the ISS and he intends to keep on doing it. The response on Google+ to some of the photos his son posted recently, which are stunning, has been great.

That's probably key to Google+, Twitter is great for short bursts of info, but photos are Google+'s strong point. As soon as the photos arrived, the follower count started rising.

Granted, Hadfield has just over 4,000 followers on Google+ compared to close to 135,000 followers on Twitter. But the number has been growing fast since he started posting himself and word got around.

Obviously, Google+ won't replace Twitter, but this does show that there's room for more than one social network and that Google+ does have its unique combination of features to make it attractive.

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