Will Google+ attract Facebook users
Article by Vijaykumar
There has been a buzz already in the social network environment about Google+ and it is only on testing phase at the moment. Google being the world’s best search engine has also succeeded in other areas like Video Sharing with Youtube, Gmail, Google Apps etc and other services that are important, be it an individual or a corporate. But Google has not been so successful in the social network arena where it has already tried with Orkut and Google Buzz. So let us see if it can attract Facebook users with its all new Google+.
Google Plus(+): The world’s largest Search engine Google has attempted to step on to the social network with a new methodology of sharing resources between friends, family, and personally to those who are most important to you and an effort to express the genuine relationship more accurately to the world with the Google+, the Google’s new born social network. Facebook: Facebook is the largest social networking service provider where the users can create profiles personally, add friends, and share messages, and can include automatic notifications on profile updates and they can also form groups for schools and colleges, work environment, mutual interest user groups etc.
The Search Giant vs The Social Giant: The Google+ was announced recently by Google and from the time it released, there is a huge talk that the “Google+ steps up to dethrone Face book”. Is that possible? Lets have a look at five features in Google+ that are not made available in Facebook at this moment:
Circles: Google’s different approach have created circles where users can assemble the friends, family and various contacts into different set to optimize and sharing the flow of information to each and everyone by separating the professional and personal life unlike Facebook. The user can limit their sharing in Google+ to a particular friend unlike in Facebook where any sharing done is visible to all the friends.
Hangouts: This is an entirely different strategy used by Google to provide the users video chat facility where up to 10 members can chat face to face all together. It is a unique feature available in Google which differentiates Google from other social networks.
Instant upload: This is coolest feature available in Google+ to access the photos and videos to upload instantly while you are snapping or recording from your mobile or any other devices.
Sparks: It is a feature in Google+ where you can add your interests and share with your friends, family or groups. Any interests selected can be added on to the section below your profile picture and topics related to your interests that you might like can be viewed in the search by clicking on it.
Huddle: It is a group chat text tool used for private conversations within a circle available only at Google+ and it can be used directly from your phone such as Android 2.0.
Conclusion: There may be chances for Google+ to dethrone Facebook, or it may take some time. At the same time Facebook may fulfill the user expectations by adding video chat features. The decision is in the hands of social networking users by the user experience.
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