Facebook “Like” vs Google “Plus”

After Google Plus (or Google+) released last week on June 28th, it draws people’s great attention. As another new social network service, the intention that Google+ aims to take on Facebook is obvious.

Google’s been trying to crack the social market for years, running into false starts with content-sharing services Wave and Buzz. (The former fizzled and the latter set off a privacy complaints that ended with a lawsuit and an FTC settlement.) Many have been waiting for Google’s big push into social since it rolled out its +1 button in March, especially as Facebook gets cozywith its search rival, Microsoft.

As it is introduced, Google+ is not just a social network, it provides more, sharing and privacy. The features of Google+ indicate this.

In Circles, you can share different things with different people. So 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.

With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for the first time. Let specific buddies (or entire circles) know you’re hanging out and then see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat. Until teleportation arrives, it’s the next best thing.

Taking photos is fun. Sharing photos is fun. Getting photos off your phone is pretty much the opposite of fun. With Instant Upload, your photos and videos upload themselves automatically, to a private album on Google+.  All you have to do is decide who to share them with.

Tell Sparks what you’re into and it will send you stuff it thinks you’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something cool to watch, read, or share.

Texting is great, but not when you’re trying to get six different people to decide on a movie. Huddle turns all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page at once. Your thumbs will thank you.

Doesn’t it sound interesting and don’t you want to experience it instantly? Not yet. The Google+ project is in limited Field Trial and you must be invited to join. So, be patient to wait for its opening to everyone. But now you can vote for it, this website, http://likevsplus.com gives you a chance to decide which do you prefer? Facebook “Like” or Google “Plus”? Make your choice.

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