For those of you who, like me, avoided Facebook all these years, there's a new reason to reconsider social networking. Google has initiated Google+, a network that overcomes all the worst features of Facebook and has many cooler features as well. It's enough to pull me off the fence after all these years. You might consider it, too. See David Pogue's column about it in today's New York Times and Hiathawa Bray's piece in the Boston Globe.