Google+ and Facebook are both social media sites and have some features that are very similar.
If you are considering which social media site to best for you then perhaps you should assess the pros and cons of Google+ and Facebook.
Weblogbetter has provided some tips on the main differences between Google+ and Facebook.
- Names: On Google+ you are required to use your real name to create an account. On Facebook you can change your name or use a fake name for your account. It’s then easier to identify people on Google+.
- Privacy: On Facebook all of your information is public unless you customise your privacy settings regularly. Google+ leaves your information as private and you only need to update your basic required information.
- Friend lists: On Facebook you have one list for all of your friends. You can also add your friends to customised lists such as a favourite list or family list. Google+ has a friend list feature called circles. This means you have more than one friend list where you can categorise your friends into different circles. When you post updates on your Google+ you can chose which circle to share it with, so you don’t have to share it with everyone.
- Users: Facebook has more users then Google+.
- Profile page: Facebook has created a new feature called Timeline, which organises your posts and life story into a timeline down your profile page. Google+ displays your posts as a running stream down your profile page.
- Newsfeed: The Facebook newsfeed displays updates about every single activity your friends conduct on Facebook. The Google+ newsfeed displays your friend’s activity but also moves posts with new comments to the top of the feed. Both of these features can be great or annoying for users, depending on your opinion.
- Chat: On Facebook you can chat in real time with your friends either through messages or video. On Google+ this feature is called a Hangout. You can video chat with as many as 10 people simultaneously.
- Likes: On Facebook you can show that you like your friend’s post by clicking on the ‘Like’ button. On Google+ you can show that you like a post by clicking on the ‘+1’ button.
Both Google+ and Facebook have some great features which you can compare to determine the best one for you.
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