Here Is The Real Reason Google+ Is Better Than Facebook! [UPDATING]

Posted: July 13, 2011 in Opinion
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FROM NOW O/N THIS BLOG WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED EVERY TIME I COME ACROSS A NEW REASON WHY G+ IS BETTER THAN FACEBOOK. 8/23/2011
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LETS SEE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER DO THIS….
 Mickey Mellen  –  3:11 PM  –  Public 09/21/2011
Wow, the new hangouts are amazing. +Ali Green and I just had one to work on some client sites. Inside that hangout, in the course of about 20 minutes, we:– Had video chat going, of course.
— She shared her screen to show me some ideas.
— We shared a Google Doc with info we needed to populate on a site.
— Traded a variety of links back and forth.
— Played with the sketchpad a bit. Not much use for it today, but with her various designs it could be a great way to gather feedback.

I’m wildly impressed with it. What a powerful tool — for free!

Why am I a Google+ Fan? Well, let’s look.

NEW POST FOR 8/23/2011
Robert Scoble originally shared this post:

I posted a link to my blog about Facebook’s new features at 11 a.m. on both Facebook and Google+.

Here’s what I posted on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/scobleizer/posts/255658977787753 Here’s what I posted on Google+.https://plus.google.com/111091089527727420853/posts/UaK31dbh4R7

What’s the results?

On Google+ I got 46 + 1’s. 84 shares. 100 comments. So far.
On Facebook I got six likes. So far. NO comments.
On Twitter I got 11 retweets. So far. Very few comments back other than “nice post.”

Says it all, really.

THANK YOU ROBERT FOR YOUR INSIGHT. AGAIN I FULLY AGREE WITH YOUR CONCLUSIONS MADE FROM THIS TEST. THIS PROVES ANOTHER THING THAT MAKES G+ THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK… PEOPLE ACTUALLY BEING SOCIAL ON IT.  G+ IS NOT ALL ABOUT BRAGGING AND STALKING, LIKE ANOTHER POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORK HAS BECOME. IT IS ABOUT ACTUALLY INTERACTING WITH EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATES IN IT.  ITS ABOUT HAVE REAL DISCUSSIONS, ASKING QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE ANSWERS, AND DOING SO IN AN OPEN FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
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GOOGLE+ OFFERS CHANCE FOR A SOCIAL REBOOT 05/14/2011

Almost immediately after Google launched its new, not-Facebook social network in late June, a hilarious and much-shared comic strip about the service popped up online.

“You should I join Google+!” one stick figure urges another.

“What is it?”

“Not Facebook!”

“What’s it like?”

“Facebook!”

“Oh, what the hell. I guess that’s all I really wanted.”

 The comic strip, posted by Randall Munroe on xkcd.com, struck a nerve with an audience in social media overload. If nothing else, many early Google+ users figured, this new social network would give them a chance to start over — to build a new online network without all the distant ex-classmates, boring business associates, and kooky cousins that have made Facebook, like MySpace and Friendster before it, more of a carnival than a comfy living room.

“Much as I’ve tried to tame my network, it feels more like a hydra or the carnivorous plant from ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ than the calm and orderly information drag net that I thought I was weaving,” wrote Alexis Madrigal, an editor at The Atlantic, in a post titled “Google+: In praise of starting over.”

“I needed a greenfield in which to grow a different network.”

Sure, some of the chatter about Google+ has focused on features:

The site’s 10-person video chat, called Hangouts, is generally considered to be superior to Facebook’s recently announced integration with Skype for video calls. On Google+, you don’t have to submit friend requests, which some users like because it means you don’t have to actively reject anyone.

Instead, you add friends to “circles” and then, when you’re writing a new post or uploading a photo, you choose which circles to share with. (You can add anyone to your circles, but they don’t have to add you in return.) And some users find Google+’s design to be easier on the eyes than Facebook’s.

But, when it comes down to it, those features seem to be the sideshow to a more primal yearning — a need to reboot our online lives.

“Google has created the opportunity for Facebook-weary people to perform what one called ‘a reset on Facebook,’ allowing them to escape from Facebook members they’ve friended over the years but don’t really want to interact with — and can’t quite bring themselves to defriend,” Paul Boutin writes on the website for the MIT Technology Review.

The idea of the social reboot, however, isn’t that comforting in and of itself. It’s perhaps not advisable to hit the road and leave behind a former life — digital or real — without some kind of plan. That’s why new users to Google+ are devoting hours, even days, to going all feng shui on their new digital homes.

I need to set aside a weekend,” a co-worker wrote on my page.

Google+ fans are meticulously arranging friends into virtual circles; coming up with new philosophies of digital identity; and, overall, trying to avoid the ghosts of social media’s past: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Friendster. Even if Google+ looks a lot like Facebook, power users aren’t treating it that way.

Some users are getting reboot inspiration from the photo-sharing apps Path and Instagram, where people tend to be “friends” only with people they know in real life. Path actually limits your friend set to 50.

Full article here  –> Google+ offers chance for a social reboot

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