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Will you stick to Facebook or Move to Google +

GoogleFacebook…..
 
And the war continues…. I know by now you might have come across thousands of views, reviews, blogs, videos about the pros and cons of both the services. Hence i wanted to just highlight some basic points that might make it a bit easy to understand. I will not be getting into the debate of will it help the advertisers, will it generate revenues… etc etc….
 
This post is from an angle of the users (Including me). I have been on Google + for almost a week. Fortunately got an invite, via Twitter. Had posted that i am looking for an invite, and very next minute, i got an invite (Thanks to @jonw860 ) OK, lets get down to the basics. The question that everyone is asking is ……..
 
 “Will you leave Facebook and join Google+” ………
 
Hope these features and +tive / -tive points might help you to decide and answer the above question.
 
Google+
Its New, Its still under testing phase. (But its still New)
 
– Its got Circles (Circles is nothing but – Users will be able to filter what content is shown to which group ) All you need is to drag and drop it in respective Circles. eg – Friends, Relatives, Family, Office , Bloggers Etc Etc…
 
Hangout – This feature and Circles is something that makes Google + different from FB. Google’s new hangout product is all about group chat, Video Chat. Up to ten people can use it at once. I have spend some time on Hangout with my friends, and it works just fine. The killer feature is that you can have a Group Chat 🙂 WOW… … (FB is yet to launch this) 
Did i mention that Group Chat and Video chat is FREE on Google Hangout????
 
– You will get Picasa, Youtube, Gmail, Buzz all on your google + page 🙂 Interesting .. right !!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
– Its Huge, you have many friends already on it.
 
– Its got no cricles, but has many groups, games, Farmvilla, thousands of Apps.
 
– It has recently added the Video Chat option, thanks to Skype. You can make a call right from the home page, or from your friends profile page. You can also record your message and that will be sent across to your firend. Its Awesome. No need to register for Skype, or download the Skype client. You can try it at https://www.facebook.com/videocalling
This too just works fine, although as of now you cant have a group video chat on it. (It might come soon)
 
I know you might be all set to take a shoot at Google plus….. Do try it, and let me know if you have any comments and views on the same. I would stick onto both the services for a while. Lets see what else will this so called healthy war lead to.
 
Following is my Google + Profile and Facebook Profile 🙂
 
Happy networking 😉
 
Regards
Rambling Recruiter
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Google Buzz – What? How? Why?

It’s been 2 days since the launch of Google’s very own Social Networking Site. Some call it a killer of Facebook, some term it as heartbreak for Twitter. Well, its up to you to decide what u like it to be.

There have been numerous views, reviews, comments about Google Buzz. Some are positive, some not that encouraging. You might wonder this post too might give you a download of those reviews. Sorry to disappoint you, I am here to give u a background of what Google Buzz is all about.

What?

Google Buzz is a social integration and messaging tool by Google, designed to integrate into the company’s web-based email program, Gmail.

–  Buzz allows users to choose to share publicly with the world or privately to a small group of friends each time they post. Picasa, Flickr, Google Reader, YouTube, Blogger, and Twitter are currently integrated.

How?


–   All you need to have is a Gmail account. Just Login, there will be a Buzz logo below your Inbox section

–  Just enter it, and Buzz is on…………….

–   It will show all your contacts, and also those who are following you (if your friends are already buzzing) and also those whom you can follow on Buzz.

–   All you need to do is integrate sites like Twitter, Picasa, Flickr and other sites into your Buzz, and start sharing your links, pics, comments with your friends.

–  Comments are updated – Real time, Yes Real Time.

Why?

–   Why Use Buzz?

–   It’s integrated with Gmail – so no need to invite friends, it automatically adds those people to your friends list.

–  Buzz brings in Twitter, Picasa and Flickr

–  You can tag locations and GPS co-ordinates on other social services

–   It’s Google

–   Its NEW, DIFFERENT

Although it’s just a start, but a good start. Go on, try it out.

It’s TWITTER…..NO ITS FACEBOOK………………..

Hang on, it’s GOOGLE BUZZ

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