I’m going to have to agree with this infographic. Google+ is, feature wise, vastly superior to Facebook. There isn’t a single thing Facebook does better than Google+. However, for now, people aren’t so willing to switch. My Google+ is barren, aside from tech sites. I’m a big Twitter user, and I talk to all my friends there and follow tech blogs there. Google+ still hasn’t taken off in my group of friends. It’s unfortunate, as the platform is great. What are your experiences with Google+? Tell us in the comments!
G+ is awesome! Most of my friends aren't using it so I always have G+ and Facebook pinned in my chrome tabs. However, I still use and check it every day because I have circled people like Tom Anderson, Wil Wheaton, Jeri Ryan and others who have interesting things to say and share. It's a bit like Twitter in that way but they can say much more than just something like, "Eating @ my favorite diner. Wish u all could be here. Watch my new show 2marO on ABC!" I'm also using Hangouts with my family, some of who would never use a social network otherwise.
I personally do not like Google +. It's boring to me and there are no public sports pages or groups like on Facebook. I run a very popular Hockey Group on Facebook, so if I and all my members swapped we could not communicate and share like we do with in our group. I also see that Facebook allows you now to control who sees every single post you make and/or picture/link ect you may share. I have a google+ account and have not logged into it months because no one is on it and because it is not as social as facebook. I have many Facebook friends who requested me cause we were talking on a public sports page or something so I have been able to meet many new people that way. On Google+ you have to just "pick" ppl , and I do not like the thought of strangers adding me to their circles with out asking me first. For all they know I do not want to see their post. I know you can remove them and that's all well and good, yet I would like to be able to say NO from the get go not have to rudely remove my self from someone's circle ,That's like some one adding you as a friend on FB and instantly blocking you , rude as all get out... plus it is rude to go adding ppl to your circle with out their knowledge. There is a lot about G+ that keeps me away form swapping and keeps many others away as well
TammyMilosh I can see the problem with groups. I'm not sure if you could start an unofficial fan page and still get the same or similar options. I haven't made a group or fan page on either site. If Google allows fans to make their own pages from their accounts, you could have Hangouts with other fans who circle your page. That could be fun. Also, if you don't share anything publicly and only share your info and posts with people in your own circles, it doesn't really matter if random people circle you. They won't be able to see anything about you unless you add them to one of the circles you share stuff with. Even then, they can only see what you share with that particular circle you add them to. I also never see posts in my stream from people I haven't circled even if they have circled me. I just wanted to clear up a few misconceptions.
It is vastly superior in many ways to Facebook but like most it's just too much of a hassle to switch as all my friends on on Facebook.
Because Google+ has such a better mobile experience (especially since they recently upgraded the UI of the app - which is stunning) I have been getting an itch to go back to Google+
I think Facebook has taken a huge hit with this IPO debacle and with users just getting generally bored with the service recently. Give Google+ another 1-3 years and it won't surpass Facebook, but it will have much higher usage rate. The most important feature to me is it's integration with my Android phone, Gmail, and Chrome browser.