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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Google+ vs Facebook

So it's time to have a look at the newest competitor to Facebook, and possibly the only credible threat to Zuckerberg and his social network at the moment.



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At the moment, Google's second attempt at a social networking site (anyone remember or still use Orkut?)  is still in its beta phase, so you can only create a profile if you receive an invite from someone who already has one.  I was lucky enough to receive an invite and so far I like what I am seeing, but it might be a little too early to tell which site will come out on top, but it is gaining ground fast.




So far I've found Google+ to be a little bit slow, but that will most likely improve once it's fully operational.  So far it feels a lot like Facebook, but with a few key differences, the most interesting I think is the circles feature. Circles allow you to filter out the stream of posts that you see according to the grouping that you assign to each person, so you it becomes easier to look for posts made by certain people that you've added. It also means that you can make it so that posts or photos that you don't want to share with one group can still be shared with another. Pretty handy if your parents or boss have added you!


Another thing that will be useful, is the integration of the +1 feature.  You've probably all seen the +1 button everywhere by now, and now it actually does something useful.  Just like the Facebook "Like" button, the +1 button is shown next to posts so you can let people know that you like it, but your profile also includes a page that displays all the things that you've +1, so I think it will be quite handy as a little bookmark all over the web. 


So, what do you think of Google+? Will it take the crown away from Facebook as the world biggest social networking site? Given that people seem to either love or hate Facebook, I think the early adopters of Google+ will be the people who have had less than favourable dealings with Facebook (they want people to send in a colour scan of government issued I.D if they can't verify your account?). Will Facebook become the next MySpace? Time will tell, for now check it out for yourself. Some enterprising individual has set up a Like vs Plus page, so check that out here

21 comments:

  1. Meh... Google+ is ad free (for now) it has no wierd corporation doing contests (for now) and the community is a lot more friendlier (for now).

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  2. I've heard a lot about G+ already, so unless I try it for myself I guess I'll never really know the difference.

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  3. I think Facebook will always have a stable amount of users.

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  4. i lol'd. Facebook though have such a big database.

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  5. lol sweet, fb is still on number1. google will catch up, maybe later.
    +1

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  6. That video was funny! Facebook will be the new Myspace!

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  7. i have a googe + , but i just cbf going on it and commenting and shit

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  8. It'll be a struggle to beat a network with 750 million users, google has a tough fight ahead of them.

    If they overtake facebook, they will truly own the internet.

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  9. I guess only time will tell, but I'm personally rooting for google+

    Facebook annoys me

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  10. I do not think this was some great threat to facebook.
    for now.

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  11. I honestly wish either Faecbawks would add a "Dislike" button or Googles would add a "-1" button.

    Seriously, it would be SO easy to rate things the way you wanna rate 'em...but at the same time, I understand that such a thing could be easily exploited.

    I dunno...we'll hafta see how things come about.

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  12. I loved those pics. I have both and I think G+ has a much nicer interface

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  13. Haha that's hilarious!! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  14. hahaha I can't stop laughing!!
    I hate google and facebook.

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  15. Google's top-dog in everything they do. It's about raw-power in the end, +followed for life, show some love, http://cryptozen.blogspot.com

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  16. Hope it live up to its hype.

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