And so with the launch of Google+, it’s safe to say that it’s the clash of the titans up to scratch which is to settle the score for the throne of social networking. The reason why Google considered Google+ to be a project itself can now be understood why; Facebook had really set the bar high enough to leave any room for a potential competitor excel it, thus new innovative means required to be introduced within the field of social networking to turn the tables. And in a certain way, Google+ has indeed made its mark in doing so.
What a user is quick to notice is the large icon based interface Google+ has which shifts the usual trend from language base in most networking sites. Facebook has a complete reliance for interaction on the language for which it offers a long-listed variety to become a globalized vendor for social networking online, but language replacement with icons does give a feel of an enhanced level of understanding with the general user. Take educational background as an example, where the basic level of reading may not be deemed necessary for usage, and that is potentially going to lower the age bracket amongst users who are children for such sites. Perhaps it can be said that the Google team took Buy Google Reviews a leaf from apple’s success of using large icons in its GUI for iPhones and iPads.
The adaptation part for Google+ is easy due to this reason. Google+ has introduced drag-and -drop in its creation of friend’s circles to ease the hassle as well as form networks, from where most of its functions do take place. That does not really ring a bell when one winds the clocks back in time to compare this initial stage of experience with Facebook, which frankly took some time to adapt with its new limitations of privacy, group interaction, applications variability and “wall” concepts after taking over orkut’s market. Adaptation with Google+ becomes easier with profile construction of a user taking place in accordance with a pre-existing Gmail account.
Privacy limitations are completely leveled between the two websites, though in Facebook discriminate detailing can be carried out with respect to specified friends having access to certain posts, videos and pictures, Google+ privacy among friends in circle-based, with each circle capable of having its own limitations.
In Facebook, multiple privacy groups can share a specified wall or have a common chat amongst members while being group-specific, but when a user becomes a part of more than two such groups, notifications of interaction are limited to a few of them with whom the user has interacted with recently, while some groups just “die out” with their notifications not becoming visible to the user. That is completely not the case in Google+, which enables all these groups to remain simultaneously engaged. Google+ conquers over the likes of Skype in their specialized turf of video conferencing within their friendship circle feature. Google+ has a new feature by the name of Google ‘hangout’ in which simultaneous video conferencing can take place within a specific friendship circle, which handicaps Skype based on one-to-one video conferencing at one time and can support multiple channels only on audio basis.