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Google+ & Why it’s Awesome

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Google+ is the new, big, popular kid in social networking school to stomp on the scene and try to stake his claim to fame for the masses of social networkers out there. Which is all fine and dandy. But Google+ has one very large contender in Facebook, and they understood that attempting to counter Facebook’s ubiquity in use across the internet would certainly be a daunting task.

And it is, certainly, a daunting task.

But let’s look at things from a more personal perspective. How should we view Google+ as a user, or potential user? I mean, as mentioned, Facebook is ubiquitous. Almost everyone uses it, everyone seems to have one, and most people are fimly entrenched there as Facebook takes the de facto internet capital of most people’s lives.

Here is the counter argument to the Facebook regime, in support of Google+. It’s a very well presented carntoon that will show you the downsides to Facebook, and the upsides to Google+. This ought to make you question your presence on Facebook if you’re a real, savvy internet user, or even if you’re just casual and out there for a laugh.

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Written by Chris Fox

15 September, 2011 at 03:02

Posted in Superfluous

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  1. Interesting. I’ve yet to “get” Google+. I have an account and I’ve used it, but I can’t quite see how it is “better” than Twitter or Facebook (how I use them, anyway). Maybe you can explain more? At the moment, I feel as if I have to check three social media networks, and I simply don’t have time for that. Thoughts?

    billiehara

    15 September, 2011 at 22:45

    • It’s more of an application of sharing, for me. It’s puts less focus on sharing personal stuff, such as Facebook or a blog does, and more sharing general things, such as interesting news reports, art, ideas, etc.

      It’s also easily modifiable to ones needs given the circles feature. It can be something professional, personal, and unimportant all together, without bothering your friends that may not be interested or allowed to be privy to the information you’re intending to share. Allows much more selectability.

      Chris Fox

      16 September, 2011 at 08:04


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