When it comes to social networking sites, undeniably, Facebook and Twitter are the top favorites. Whether you are an adult or part of the crowd of the teens, it has caught so much attention and focus. We all know that most of the people, students or not, employee or not, are interested to check and update their status through their shout outs or upload their latest photos. But Google+ is coming and it has something to prove that could outweigh the existing social networking sites.
10. Personal Updates
Based on the research conducted among the ratio of users among Google+, Facebook, and Twitter, people normally make personal updates especially about feelings, happiness, and other emotions about certain events even without sharing it to the whole world. Twitter got this portion compared to Facebook; nonetheless, we don’t have any exact estimation if this would be the same response that would be gathered by Google+ since they are just in a series of testing and has not yet fully launched the system in full blast.
9. Document/ Data Integration
This is one of the advantages and differences very far from Twitter and almost unseen in Facebook. It lacks in these factors because Google+ has integrated this application to their Gmail account, or with their Google documents, whether it is on spreadsheet or in word files that can be shared with selected friends, which is mostly applicable in business.
8. More Opinions and Reactions
People in general loves to express themselves not just in verbal communication but in written also, which has been possible because of the choices that they have whether they would do it on Facebook or Google+. Definitely, Twitter would allow them to freely open themselves where they can give their reactions on something privately. Yet Google+ is offering another way to share it to that person and not share it publicly where that individual is part of the circles in his or her profile.
7. Comments/ Posts
Facebook and Twitter shows when specific comments or posts have been made where you could literally see the time and the exact date when things have happened. This is the setback that could be experienced of the future and current Google+ users although it has the ability to show when the post was made but the exact time display is still being fixed and worked out by Google+.
6. Enable Spamming
One of the things that we really hate the most is when we receive tagging of pictures and the latest spam messages on our wall. This is the common issue that Facebook has been trying to resolve which Google+ has resolved by sending notification to the user whether to accept it or not, which is a very convenient advantages and not having mistakes of clicking something to bring your online demise.
5. Latest Buzz
On Facebook and Twitter, you have to check online the latest news to be able to share the latest scoop and buzz in the world but with Google + you don’t have to go to another site to check what’s in and what’s hot; it will be shared directly to you based on your preferences and Sparks. It doesn’t matter if you want to know the latest happenings about entertainment, or sports and politics. You’ll get everything in one scoop.
4. Colorful Animation
To make your connection more interesting, especially with Circles, is to make it more contemporary and fun. This is something that you could not see on plain Twitter accounts and not even on Facebook, although there are changes being made to defeat the challenge that Google + is bringing. So far, so plain, so lame. Well at least the updates can scroll down and animate to fade.
3. Video Sharing
On Twitter, you could just post a link of a certain video from YouTube or from any other video websites. But with Google+ that limitation is lifted off due to the merger of YouTube and G+. Although you could also do that but there are still restrictions that must be observed especially in observing lewdness and other unethical or unlikely videos, which promote the opposite of the purpose of social networking sites.
This is the common denominator of the three big social networking sites online but they differ in functionality and features. In fact, in Twitter, it is limited on those who those who are added as followers and who are following. Although both can make highest security when and who to share important information. Nonetheless, Google+ can make specific persons appear depending on the user where things can be shared privately or for the group of 6 or more, or confined to certain individuals like families or best of friends.
1. Video Group Chat
This is something that would definitely kick off Twitter and especially Facebook. We are all aware that Twitter is more on personal updates and it’s like a personal diary from an individual, particularly the goings and progress. However, in Google+, you could have the chance to talk not just to one person but even to more than 8 persons on the cam at the same time. This is one that Facebook is trying to beat but it can’t be possible because they are not independently working as an entity of its own.
For you guys, what are the things that make the difference about these three? You could share your views and share it out loud. Nonetheless, they are united in one purpose and that is to connect people who are not yet connected and to build relationships and friendships in different ways.