Finally, the search engine legend Google has opened its Pandora Box and introduced brand new social networking weapon named Google+ to answer the monopoly of religiously popular Facebook. This die-hard brainstorming project of Google involved hundreds sleepless nights of its veteran software consultants and engineers for over several months. Thankfully, the effort didn't go (Unlike Buzz) in vain and a really fine tuned project is now doing catwalk on the social networking block. Initial reviews are great and number of signups is going good but Facebook is still the king.
Are you ready to think beyond facebook?
Experts believe that the coming of Google+ will only intensify the social networking war and at the end, beneficiary will be the end audience. The initial bunch of Google Plus users admits its strength but is also bit skeptical about the uniqueness it promises to offer. Users believe that Google+ seems like a Facebook clone with the equal features and utilities they already have used. People even have evidences to prove similarities between Google+ and Facebook. In the larger look, Google+ offers a place similar to FB's Wall; a stream of friends' posts like FB's News Feeds and interestingly a +1 button like FB's like button.
A lot to share with friends
Despite the overstated similarities, Google+ tries to head the war at various fronts with Facebook with its awesome privacy features. This launch is the Google's attempt to rapture the universal broadcast paradigm adapted by FB and Twitter. The Circle feature of 'Google +' enables people to share and view posts, contents or links to only an explicitly defined group of people. This is a complete invert of FB where posts are visible to everyone in the friend list. It's a fabulous and reliable feature from Google, that social networking buffs always wanted to have. Drag a person into more than one circle and define that which circles will receive your news item, thought, photo and invitation overtly.
Vast sharing with enhanced privacy
Google+ has even more to offer beyond its tactically offered privacy controlled features. Spark is a Google alert kind of service where you browse for a series of topic you are really interested in. Enjoy Hangouts where you can enjoy videoconferencing chat with up to 10 people in a single go. Huddle, another innovative feature of Google+ enables endless group messaging for buddies within your Circles. Most likely, the big social networking buzz of this decade wraps up a number of utilities, features and additions for the users. If you compare Google+ with beloved Facebook, you'll certainly get some ins and outs but as an individual effort, Google + is amazingly powerful. Let people decide who's the winner.
Author: Maria Wixman / Posted: 22-07-2011