Ok... we've all seen this pattern before... Friendster... MySpace... now it seems to be happening again. With a "5th time's a charm" attitude, Google has seemed to have gotten things right with Google+. (Google's past attempts that have failed were: Orkut, Dodgeball, Jaiku, Wave and Buzz) And although it is in it's early stages, it currently has 20 million members. How does this affect everyone on Facebook? Well, the easiest thing about Google+ is it's non-intrusive nature in your everyday life. I may be a minority whose homepage is still Google, but I like the fact that Google+ alerts reside in my search page.
I do NOT like the fact that my accounts still cannot be merged however...but I'm still hoping that Google will fix this and I can delete my other GMail accounts and just consolidate everything under my Google Apps account.
This short video by Epipheo Studios pretty much sums up why Google+ is gaining ground.