If you are a regular reader of this blog then you are well aware of my antipathy when it comes to Facebook. However, I have been considering joining Google Plus. For the last month I have been reading all I could find on both so I had some information upon which to make an informed decision. Below are excerpts from some articles I would like to share. What I’m looking for now is feedback from those readers who do have a Google Plus account.
With 800 million users, Facebook is where the action is. The recent F8 upgrade means Facebook will collect and share a lot more information about its users, whether they like it or not. But by opening membership to everybody, Google+ not even a 10th of Facebook’s 800 million is getting the most important upgrade of all: a lot more members. Social one-upmanship
New data from Experian Hitwise suggests that Google+ has exploded since Google decided to open the social network to the public. … Last week, Google began allowing users to join Google+ without an invite. Google+ still seems to be dominated by what they describe as “influencers” and “early adopters.”
Google+ Traffic Grows 1269% After Ditching Invitations | WebProNews.
One major difference between Facebook’s set up and Google Plus is the circle system. Google Plus divides your associates into circles (friends, acquaintances,family, etc.). You can customize what’s on your front page based on these circles and you can customize who sees what you post.
Facebook is gradually replacing the profile page format of every one of its hundreds of millions of users with the new Timeline. You can find out if your account has been converted simply by clicking on your name on the very top bar of your Facebook account. The new feature will showcase a plethora of your activity going all the way back to your very first Facebook post — meaning your entire social network identity needs to be spotless. How to edit your Facebook Timeline before making it public
According to an article in the Daily Mail, the website’s practices were exposed by Australian technology blogger Nick Cubrilovic, and Facebook claims the issue has since been fixed. So after the last round of updates in response to Google Plus going public Facebook now allows you to customize who sees what you post. Facebook Privacy? Really?
Did you know that you can add a Google Plus tab to your Facebook page? Those of you that already have a Google+ page, and would like to link it to your Facebook page, this is just another way to keep everything neat, organized & all in one spot on Facebook. How to Add a Google Plus Tab to Your Facebook Page
The fast-paced development of Google+ has become a force to be reckoned with. Social media marketers and community managers will undoubtedly feel the pressure to keep up. In this post are 20 tips and resources to help you keep learning about Google+ and ways to enhance your user experience. 20 Ways to Master Google+ – Summify.
Thanks +Matt Mastracci, a Google+ user who has been looking closely at the social network’s source code, we are now able to predict with some evidence whats coming next to Google+. 5 Major Upcoming Features Discovered Within The Google+ Source Code
- photos from posts;
- photos from Messenger;
- new profile privacy presets;
- Google+/Google Voice integration;
- Google Experts.
- Do you have a Facebook account? If so, is it for a fan page?
- Do you have a Google Plus account?
- If you do have a Google Plus account, would you like to share your experience?
Related posts found in this blog:
Between My Ears: Why Facebook’s ‘Frictionless Sharing’ violates HTTP
Google Ad Probe & Facebook Security Breach
Facebook Connections and Reputation Management
Social Networks Siphon Personal Info