Google Plus has grabbed attention of all the technologists, as the Plus One has something which Facebook has to think for a change. The best feature to me is the group video and the news coming in is the Google Games, which can seriously break the backbone of facebook.
With Wave and Buzz Google has not able to grow as they thought they might, but at least they are trying there best .. and i am sure google will win the war in the near future. And just to start the war Google was added some amazing features in Google Plus which Facebook doesn’t have with the same polish. Let’s see the 5 things which Google Plus have over Facebook.
1. Google already has more users than Facebook, over one billion.
People aren’t going to suddenly leave Facebook in droves, they’re just going to spend more time on all the sites in Google’s network. That big notifications box in the top right of all Google sites is the reason why.
2. Hangouts – the group video chat
Ever since Google started to roll out its Google+ project, many of its users have been particularly excited about its group video chat service Hangouts. I agree, but not just because it’s fun and easy to use. The real kicker is the technology that powers the service. Even in its infancy, Hangouts is an interesting cloud service. But in the not-so-distant future, it could evolve into a standards-based video conferencing solution that runs natively in many browsers and on a whole range of devices.
3. Google’s personal profile page has all your basic social networking features:
a picture, your job, where you went to school, a list of friends, general interests. Basically, it’s there to tell others what you’re all about. Its “about” section offers a bit more room for creativity than Facebook’s, with sections for you to enter “bragging rights” (like “have 3 kids”), a short introduction to yourself, and your nickname.
4. Google’s +1 feature lets users mark their favorite things
on the web and recommend them to friends and contacts. For example, if you’re looking for a place to eat, +1 will offer restaurants that friends have chosen. Though It’s not technically part of the Google+ integration, it is a new Google feature that is inherently social–and Google’s version of a Facebook “like” button.
5. Google’s stream is a running timeline of updates and information from friends.
Users can comment on and “+1″ (like a Facebook “like”) specific updates. They can also view updates from specific groups of contacts, called “circles”: for example, rather than view a firehose of updates from all the people they “follow” on Google+, they can click a tab in the left-hand column to view the stream of updates from people in their “friends” circle or “family” circle.
6. Google’s Circles feature allows you to categorize your friends, making it easier to control what you share with whom. For example, you can create a circle of acquaintances, colleagues, family members, or any other combination of contacts. Google+ users can then choose to view information only from that Circle, or else share information only with that Circle.
Let’s Join Google Plus and I believe now i have to add the Google plus profile to my blog as well.