• Google+ vs. Facebook: A comparison between the two social network giants

    Posted on July 5th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    In Google+, the search giant offers a serious competitor to Facebook. Here’s how the two social networks stack up.

    By Jared Newman , PCWorld  Jul 1, 2011 9:30 am

    How Does Google+ Stack Up Against Facebook?

    With Google+, the behemoth of Web search may have finally figured out social networking. Demand for Google+ invites is reportedly through the roof, and critics are generally pleased with how the service works.

    But do we really need another social network? Can Google+ offer a service that Facebook does not? While you wait for the chance to see for yourself, take a look at this slideshow to learn how Facebook and Google+ compare.

    Google+ VS. Facebook

    Look and Feel: Google+

    Facebook users should be quite comfortable with Google+, because the layout is nearly identical. Comment streams run down the center of the page, flanked by groups on the left and friend suggestions on the right. Chat windows appear in the bottom-right corner, just as on Facebook.

    Google+ Layout

    Look and Feel: Facebook

    Yup, Google isn’t hiding its design inspirations, as UXBoy points out in a side-by-side comparison. Facebook has a few extra bells and whistles, though, in the form of events and games.

    Facebook layout

    Creating Groups in Google+

    A big draw of Google+ is the way it forces users to separate family, friends, and acquaintances into separate groups, called “circles.” Users can create their own custom circles and add people

    Google+  Circles

    Creating Groups in Facebook

    Unlike Google+, Facebook is not designed around the group dynamic, but users can make public or private groups, with the option to allow all members to invite other people into the fold. It’s more of an optional feature–family members can have a little pow-wow, for instance–than a way of sifting out who sees what.

    Facebook groups

    Profiles in Google+

    I’m using the page for my colleague Daniel as an example here. You can see that Google+ profiles resemble a layout that Facebook previously used, separating status updates, information, and photos into separate tabs. One nice touch in Google+: When a user has multiple profile images, you can click the image to swap the thumbnail. (Try it on the page of Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior vice president of engineering.)

    Google+ profile

    Profiles in Facebook

    Facebook’s recently redesigned profile pages condense everything into a single view. Brief biographical tidbits and a strip of recent photos float above the user’s wall and recent activity. In a column to the left, Facebook still offers separate tabs for photos and other information.

    Facebook profile

    Photos Compared

    Photos on Google+ have a neat-looking staggered layout (but at least in my circle, there isn’t much to see right now). Facebook’s almighty album view makes for a superior friend-stalking environment. (I’ve blurred their faces for privacy here.)

    Google VS. Facebook photos

    Mobile Apps Compared

    For now, the Google+ mobile app (left) is available only on Android, but it comes with a unique group-chat feature called Huddle. The Google+ iPhone Web app offers more-basic functions, including status updates, check-ins, and photo viewing. Facebook’s app has more features, including events and private chat, and it’s available on more platforms.

    Google+ VS. Facebook mobile

    Bonus Google+ Feature: Hangouts

    I haven’t spent much time with Hangouts, which allows as many as ten Google+ users to video-chat simultaneously, but it has lots of potential. The ability to watch YouTube videos live with friends, as shown here, could make for hilarious time-wasting.

    Google+ Hangouts

    Bonus Google+ Feature: Sparks

    Can’t figure out what to do on Google+? A section of the site called “Sparks” serves up news articles based on your interests. The feature is kind of bland right now, as it lacks any sort of social interaction, but perhaps that will change.

    Google+ Sparks

    Facebook’s Secret Weapon: Games

    What Facebook lacks in simplicity, it makes up for with heaps of time-sucking diversions, such as FarmVille. There have been some indications that Google+ may become a gaming hub–the company has been looking for a gaming product manager–but for now Facebook dominates social games, which are a big reason that people spend so much time on the site. If Google decides to integrate Web-based apps, especially games, via its Chrome Web Store, Google+ would be able to compete more squarely with Facebook on the entertainment front.

    Facebook Farmville

    See Also:

    Google+ Invite Process Shut Down Amid ‘Insane Demand’

    Google launches Google+ for Social Network as a blockbuster challenge to Facebook

    Google+ Hangouts Video Chat Could Challenge Skype

    Can Google+ Dethrone Facebook?

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  • Google launches Google+ for Social Network as a blockbuster challenge to Facebook

    Posted on June 30th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    Google has recently launched the so called field-trial-period Google+ Project for invitation-only users to smooth out the rough edges of this project. The Google+ project is the latest attempt of Google to get involved in the social network right after its frustrated Google Buzz, and has been considered as a big blockbuster challenge to Facebook.

    Google+ Project

    Currently, this new service is only available to a limited number of people selected. Yet once it opens to public, it would be proved to be a popular and challenging rival to Facebook. Ever since the trial Google+ project launched on Tuesday, the Google+ has received both positive and negative critics from public. You can find the related critics in the end of this post. Before that, let’s get to know what this new service provide for us or the important features included to challenge Facebook.

    1. Circles

    From the Google+ Project home page, “You share different things with different people. But sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself, just like real life”. You only need to drag the proper people from the recommended list, either from your Gmail or your Google Contacts, to corresponding circles. The interface is quite simple and visible, yet somewhat interesting.

    Google+ Circles

    2. Sparks

    Via Sparks, you can just input one thing you are interested in, and then Google would help you find out various related things you might be fond of in different aspects. Sparks would find as many related featured interests as possible for you to watch in your spare time.

    Google+ Sparks

    3. Hangouts

    This is an interesting feature that may really threaten Facebook with its capability of up to 10 people’s mashup of video chatting through Gmail. The operation for this is also quite simple and easy: firstly start a hangout and then invite friends from your circles or individual ones.

    Google+ Hangouts

    4. Instant Upload

    For Android phone users, this is a really great feature to save time of uploading your pictures or videos recorded with your Android phones. Instant Upload feature would automatically help you upload your recorded pictures and videos to Google+ and save in a private album. You could choose to share with your friends or not.

    Google+ Instant Upload

    5. Huddles

    The Huddles is in fact a group messaging app which could be used among Android phones, iPhone, and SMS with your circles.

    Google Plus

    Still, there are many other features on Google+ Project, like Stream, Notification, etc. Gundotra, one of the Google+ project engineers, said “It’s a social circle. We don’t believe it’s a social network.”

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  • How to Begin Google+ – 10 Useful Tips for Google+ Beginners

    Posted on June 14th, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    Google has recently launched its social network platform Google+ for users, which people in the world all think is a strong competitor to the present social network giant Facebook. Today, we are not going to talk about the advantages or disadvantages of Google+ and Facebook. We just take a review on how to begin Google+ when you have received the invitation from Google. The below is a slideshow made by Kristin Burnham, a PCWorld writer. Let’s just learn something from this.

    Google+ Tips for Beginners

    You just got your hands on a Google+ invite–but what next? Check out these 10 tips to get you started on Google’s new social network.

    The Background

    Google Plus (aka Google+), Google’s new social network, might offer the right mix of sharing and privacy to woo you away from your Facebook account. If you don’t know how to use it, though, it’s just a confusing mess of circles and contacts. So we’ve assembled a few tips to help you get started.

    Tip 1: Mute Annoying Post

    Mute Annoying Post

    A post you commented on could quickly become popular and suddenly you find responses to it are spiraling out of control. Fear not, Google+ has a “Mute” function. To stop receiving updates from a post and remove it from your stream, click the arrow at the top of the post, then select “Mute this post.” To un-mute it, follow the same steps and select “Undo mute.”

    Tip 2: Keyboard shortcuts

    Keyboard ShortcutsGoogle+ has designed a number of keyboard shortcuts that let you quickly maneuver through your Google+ stream, as well as format your posts using bold, italic and strikethrough fonts.

    Tip 3: How to Claim a Vanity URL

    Claim A Vanity URL

    Unlike Facebook, Google+ does not yet offer vanity URLs, or a shorter URL that you can use to point others to your profile. Enter gplus.to: a service that shortens your Google+ URL into something more simple.

    Visit the site, choose a shorter username. then copy and paste the string of numbers identifying your Google+ page. This will create your vanity URL: gplus.to/yourusername.

    Tip 4: Double-Check With Whom You’re Sharing

    Double Check with Who You're Sharing

    Sometimes it’s easy to forget who you’ve put into which Circles. If you ever have doubts when posting an update or sharing a link on Google+, click on the “Limited” link at the top. You’ll see photo icons for each of the people who will be able to view and share your post with their connections.

    Tip 5: Tag Someone in a Post

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