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Google+ battles with Facebook

Updated on November 29, 2014

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We have been faced with many new things in our day and time, but this one marks something entirely different, but at the same time is on the path of least resistence when it comes to the webs social networking powers, that something is Google+ aka (Google Plus).

With the advent of cloud computing making it possible for large companies to scale their web software powers to such a degree that users worldwide can communicate from, almost any location on the globe, we as human beings now have the capability to see & hear anything at any moment in time due to such a service as Google & their new Social Network Google+.

Anywhere from wired, wireless, to satellite communications have made all these internet connections possible, & as well as from the help of computer programming, and thanks to the constant evolution of the web through web development, and a slew of other powerful technologies to say the least, we all bear witness to digital brilliance & techniques of amazing computing powers in its finest essence of the words "Computer Networking".


I had no clue Google+ even existed

For all those individuals who have no clue as to what Google+ is, it's a web location that Google has been working on for a little over a year. It basically features a powerful social networking platform, that pretty much matches Facebook in almost every way, accept for the personal privacy measures.

It's opposite of facebook when it comes to sharing info with family only, because it's based on the premise that facebook didn't allow its users to communicate to people they didn't know.


Adding people, & the differences of Facebook & G+

To add people on Google+ all your have to do is accept them into your exclusive circles, a circle of what ever you like it to be title it to be. In other words you group people into categories, or circles. These circles can be named whatever you like them to be called, & their interactive so that you can navigate from one to the other, or share them. You can add anyone from anywhere that you wish, and there's no limit on how many people you add overall, it only has a daily limit I believe.

On the contrary by attempting to add to many people on Facebook, users would usually tend to end up with their FB account in suspension, for threat of breaking the personal security measures there, which is some default inactive state, also if you message to may people, too many times who doesn't have you on their list of contacts. if people decided to flag your content shared their as spam the same would occur as well.

This makes Google+ sorta the Anti-facebook in my humble opinion, but I'm actually glad it was done, because sharing is key in today's vast oasis of the Internet & the digital Clouds that currently exist on the web.

Some people overdo it, which can equate to FB spam


Social Sharing unlocks the digital Treasures

Below I will be sharing with folks on hub, all the latest treasures I've located using Google+, and there's many resources available online to learn how to utilize them. I shall formulate a well planned tutorial for people interested in learning about any Google+ applications I find from here on in.

These treasures are actually some very useful G+ apps & browser extensions for Google+ users. Google has removed the invite only block on gaining free acces to their network their, if your a Gmail user, simply hit the +(your user name) on the top left corner in your gmail inbox.

This allows you to get to the sign-up area without need to find the url, or any other means of navigation to get Google+ activated from your account with Google. New users will need to either sign up for a Gmail account then follow the procedure I just stated, or you can go here (Google +)

I love the little cool sound Hangout's makes

What is a Hangout?

Well to be precise a hangout is something that occurs within the Google+ network, where friends or circle members choose to meet one another via a virtual grouping of web cams, only 10 are allowed per hangout session. You get to talk with each member as the leader of the Hangout see's fit.

From within the Google+ social network there's an option to choose to create a Hangout, which is something entirely different altogether. Google had this capability built into its Google Wave network they started up, but the Wave project failed to appeal to the public.

I think they got the right idea today, and with hangouts anyone can connect with anyone from literally anywhere on the planet. I'll give a cool intro video for anyone to see what it's like if they have yet to discover this cool Google+ feature they titled "Hangout's".

Here's a cool video below to see how it all works.

Black Eyed Peas - Live Central Park Concert

Quick Poll- Do you prefer using Facebook or Google+

After using both which social network do you prefer to utilize

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Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Google items on Amazon

Privacy options on Google+ & the comment Wall Stream

There are many ways to prevent your account form being invaded by users you choose not to allow access. Google+ has made it ultra-sensitive there, so that anything and everything will be instantly detectable by the entire community. Just as facebook has it's privacy measures in place, google went the extra length by allowing its users to gain access to user friendly sharing options, to block abusive users instantaneously. You also have the option to share your web content in which ever way you choose, from the community streams or live G+ wall with the active circles you've created there.

You can see the activity there in realtime, so what takes place from other places on the globe will stream through your channel if you choose to share things with the general public. if not you can suggest as to what circle you choose to directly share the info.

Each personal comment wall for sharing messages has many options for sharing to choose from as well, which makes it ultra convenient to communicate with others. Only direct sharing & message activity you initiate will show up in your gmail inbox, unlike facebook flooding your inbox with countless notifications from your contacts, and third party apps.

Editing Google+ comments -

You can edit your comments as you see fit, without deleted the entire thread, and there's little tricks to customize the comment lines without having a text editor module for formating, such as using the astericks symbol on two ends of a statement to make a area of text bold *_________*, like so. Just place this into the text field and and replace the blank space with text, then submit the entire text to see what it looks like.

I find Google+ to be much more user friendly than Facebook's is, because Facebook keeps changing things around making it really tough to understand at times.

Thanks for Reading

There's a great deal of cool Hangouts that I've found on many networks that I'll be sharing with my fellow hubbers, so you can see that this is some truly powerful stuff, hope you like the cool content & I see y'all in the comment section if you like to share your views on it all. "Go Google+"


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Hi Pinkchic, thanks for visiting my hub, yeah Google+ is awesome indeed, I never landed a hangout neither, but I will try it soon for sure, just been caught up trying to achieve 100 hubs written.

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Very nice hub! I had heard of the hangouts but have never used the feature. I'm still relatively new to google+ but it's a neat idea.

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Hey Snowwybunny, Google Plus is awesome, and if you add the right people to your circles, it will get your hubs, and any other content you share much more traffic results.

      Keep the communications as diverse as you possibly can is my advice, you never know what's next to go viral & if yours was going to be the one.

      I just heard today that Google is going to fuse their search engine, into the Google plus platform, so things are about to change in a huge way for the web entirely & for G+ members.

      Never sleep on Google, they always have some pretty powerful digital knock out punches brewing up.

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      7 years ago

      GOOGLE + ?

      But too bad my friends prefer facebook =3=

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Your missing out Lostwithinmyself, because Google+ has taken off in a huge way. Try adding more people to your circles there. It won't become useful unless you do so, they shall repeat the favor over time for sure.

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      7 years ago

      I opened an a google+ account a few weeks back and i haven't been on it since lol. I do prefer facebook and will always stick with facebook as i like to play my games like SIMS on it. Google+ did't really excite me tbh. I don't even know my sign up details *blush* .. Thanks for sharing this hub though :) x

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      @ BrandyBones, Google+ has plans for 2012 to of course be adding business apps into the equation, as well as allowing outside affiliates, developers, and vast assortment of other options we currently cannot see on Google+, and if you know Google is will all become open source just as all their other platforms are such as the android operating system, and so much more.

      Thanks everyone for commenting so promptly, each viewpoint and perspective adds up & I wish much success to all my fellow hubbers in the community. I'll be reading your hubs soon.

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      7 years ago

      All of this networking, social networks, etc. is new to me, and once I get the hang of it, it changes. Great information on the comparison of the two. From what I can tell it seems a lot of major and minor social networks are taking the fundamental of fb then putting their own spin on it. I have yet to find one that favors to people who have no friends, still looking.

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      R. Brady Frost 

      7 years ago from Somewhere Between a Dream and Memory

      Google really needs to work on turning Google+ into a platform for app designers if they want to directly compete with Facebook. Once they make this fundamental change, I do think they stand a very good chance at nudging Facebook out of the number one spot for social networking. Interesting hub!

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      Karla Whitmore 

      7 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      I signed up with Google+ a few months ago and have added family, friends, and some clients, but have not done much with it as far as networking... yet. I am sure that will change in the near future. I love the Google Hangout option. I used it for a consultation last week. :)


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