Google+'s bad reputation is based entirely on such pronouncements by such influencers.
The conventional wisdom about non-activity on Google+ among Facebook users is pretty similar.
And yet Google+ fans will tell you that it's buzzing with activity, with many saying that they feel overwhelmed by the quantity of posts, comments and engagement.
Google's current head of social networking, Dave Besbris, really nailed what people misunderstand about Google+ when he said this in an interview this week: "People underestimate the connection Google+ has with its users around interests." He went on: "The social networking space is really dominated by audience as much as features. I'm really happy with the audience that we have. They're very passionate, they love Google+ to death. [They see] Google+ as a social network for their interests."