Simple Comparison of Google+ and Facebook

In few days which one you will choose ? Google+ or Facebook ? may be an hypothetical question for many of us and we been thinking who will become a real alternative to facebook social networking giant, and Google came up with an answer. Here i come up with a comparison of Facebook and new born Social Networking baby Google+.

Sneak Preview of Google+ Features

The Google+ Project

Real-Life Sharing. Rethought for Webwhich simply can be put as Google+ Project = Google Buzz vs Twitter + Google+ vs Facebook.

Google plus stream

How to Add Friends in Google+ ?

Unlike Facebook, You have to just point your mouse pointer on a profile photo being displayed and it will pop up a small box. Next, Click on “Add to circle” Button and you will get another pop up box which will classify your circle.

Create and Manage Google+ Circles

Google+ Circles

You share different things with different people. But sharing the right stuff with the right people is the best part of Circles in Google+. Circles makes it easy to put your friends , your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself, just like real life.

While adding friends you can drag your friends profiles into the circles you like to place.

Google+ Stream

Google+ Stream

Stream seems a suitable word for the real life sharing and it functions similar to Facebook Wall.

Google+ Sparks

Google+ Sparks

Sparks looks for videos and articles it thinks you’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something to watch, read, and share.

Google+ Hangouts

Google+ Hangout

Bumping into friends while you are out and about is one of the best parts of going out and about. With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for the first time. It Lets buddies know you’re hanging out and see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat.

Google+ Account Settings

Google+ Account Settings

Account settings have excellent features like whole Account Overview, Profile and Privacy, Google+, Language, Data Liberation, Connected accounts.

Google + and Facebook Comparison



Stream Wall
Circles Friends List
+1’s Likes
Share: Photo, Video, Location, Link Share: Status, Photo, Video, Question, Link
Spark Activities & Interests, Arts & Entertainment, Sports
Dashboard Info
Service Integration with all Google Products such as : Gmail, Google Chat, Google Profile, Picasa, etc NA
Unique Features: Huddle, Instant Upload, Hangout, Data Liberation Unique Features: Messages, Poke, Notes, Questions, Pages

There are a lot more to explore and still Google+ is not completely open to all users. So Lets anticipate !

Future Possibilities & Expectations

As many as Google’s product exists, most of them are likely expected to be integrated with Google+ in future which will throw open unlimited possibilities for Google’s Existing User Base and gains Popularity faster.

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About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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  1. I heard from a computer guy that Google+ may end up being better than Facebook.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure how many people, especially those who are of the older set, will want to move all of their stuff over to a new board and learn something new. 

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