Why Google+ Can’t Kill Facebook!

Author: Shred Pillai
Published: June 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Google’s new social network, Google+, though tempting like the champagne in a bottle, stands no chance against the vine of Facebook, flowing free out of a barrel.

At the bottom of it all, Google+ is, essentially social network served in bottles! In contrast, the tsunami of free flowing Facebook is only in the making as explored in this article!Google+ Social Network: More Privacy, Tighter Social 'Circles'


The internet is abuzz with the imminent release of Google’s new social network, Google+  which is schedule to be released next Tuesday. Right now, it is one of the most discussed subjects on the Huffington Post. Google+ is actually being tested by a select group of invited people.

From a presentation available on the above article, the main features of this new network, which can be easily accessed from every Google product like its search page and Google maps, are the following.

  • Circles
  • Hangouts
  • Instant uploads
  • Sparks
  • Huddles

While the Circles feature lets you compartmentalize your network in to groups like family, friends and workmates etc, much like your real life network, Hangouts lets your availability for a chat and interaction known to your selected group so that they can join you. Huddles feature lets several of your friends join a chat session at the same time, though it looks confusing.

Instant uploads, which allows automatic uploads of your pictures and videos to a Google server, taking away the hassle of uploading, can also make you vulnerable by exposing your private material accessible to authorities without your consent or knowledge. Sparks is a feature where you can indicate what you are interested in and Google will present you with the best results from its mighty search machine.

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After graduating in Mechanical Engineering and spinning a rewarding career spanning from mining to metal cans in the steel Industry, Shred Pillai loves to look at softer aspects of life around us. He likes to look at the world through the swinging …

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