On the 29th of June the BBC released an article within the “News Technology” part of their site with the following heading: “Google+ challenges Facebook in social network battle“. I among other Google enthusiasts believe that this battle will land a crushing blow to Facebook in terms of member converts, it is not the end for the social network giant but could certainly be the gradual start.
Facebook users are asking, “Why would I switch to Google+ when all my friends and family are already on Facebook?”. Everyone must be forgetting the time when people were asking exactly the same question about Myspace! The real reason people will make the switch is due to the incredibly efficient features on offer which no other social network has included up until now. Most of these features help eliminate the rubbish seen through Facebook feeds these days from “friends” you don’t really know at all, yet they also improve the interactivity with your closer friends both online and on the move using a mobile device.
These features are explained more fully on our following sister forum in the stickies found within each help section.
But here is a brief summary of each one taken from the BBC article –
1.) Circles – “a functionality that allows individuals to place friends into groups, allowing users to share different forms of content with targeted clusters of friends”
2.) Hangouts – “live multi-user video conferencing that permits friends to drop in and out of live group conversations”
3.) Huddles – “group instant messaging” which I would like to add beats BBM and other apps out there hands down
4.) Sparks – “a feature that connects individuals on the network to others with common interests”
The features may not seem revolutionary from simply reading about them but I recommend that everyone gives Google+ at least a go. You can either take the virtual tour if you are not yet invited to Google+ or request a free invitation from our community here. This blog will be dedicated to bringing you up to date with the latest news, features, help and much more related to Google+. We really hope that you enjoy our articles and join our forum community as we need cool Googlers like you to make it active!
…it’s time for a change!
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