7 things you can do on Google + that you can't do on Facebook

Reblogger Eileen Hsu
Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

With all the social media out there, we are trying to keep up all is out there. Google recently came out with Google + and we are still working on figuring out how to make it work with our business. Phil Faranda wrote a short list about some good features of Google + over Facebook, thought you may want to check it out for yourself too.

Original content by J. Philip Faranda License # 49FA1074963

7 things you can do on Google + that you can't do on Facebook

  1. You can edit posts later- add/remove links, photos, and fix typos. 
  2. You can "follow" people (like on Twitter) without having to be friends. 
  3. If someone posts a bummer update, you don't feel like a schmuck when you click "+1" to be supportive the way you do with "like." You can't "like" that a guy's dog dies or they took his grandmother off the ventilator.  
  4. If you have an Android phone and take a picture, it automatically posts to a private album for sharing later if you choose. No work. No uploads. 
  5. Privacy and groups, which are a Rubik's cube on Facebook, are automatic, intuitive, easy, and the first step thanks to the circles concept, which takes 3 seconds to learn. 
  6. You don't have to feel bad by not reciprocating an add the way you do with a Facebook friend request. Google+
  7. If someone does add you on Google+, their basics aren't hidden behind paranoid privacy settings because the G+ setting are so much easier. 

Bonus: You can go away and return without finding out you were added to some group or spammed with Mafia Wars, Farmville, or other intrusive outside application. 

That last point, which I thought of after first posting this piece, is huge. Google+ is permission based. Nothing happens without your consent. With Facebook, I have to go clean the mess. As Tim O'Reilly says, Facebook doesn't get permission, they get forgiveness. That means undoing alot of crap you would never have consented to if their settings were reasonably easy to manage. 

I guess my opinion is showing! 



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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Thanks for the reblog, I missed the orginal one, I need to get on Google +

Sep 30, 2011 04:00 AM #1
Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Ah, just another social media site I need to understand.  Thanks for the re-posting.  Even though I have the Google +, I am just not sure how this system works within the framework of other sites.  This helps, thanks!

Sep 30, 2011 04:05 AM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eileen, I am on Google + but have not had the time to spend to understand it and use it effectively.   Will need to put this on my to-do list.

Oct 18, 2012 10:43 PM #3
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