Jeff Kagan, an independent analyst, said if Poole is heading to Google+ it could at least stir up some much-needed interest, from both the public and the media, in the site.
"Google has only seen limited success with Google+," he added. "We must remember that as large and strong as Google is, success is possible, but not a certainty, with social. Google obviously thinks Poole can help them with new thinking."
This new hire, according to Kagan, is another stab at making Google+ successful.
"Let's see if this move makes any difference," he said.
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