Battle of Social Networks: Facebook Meets Google+

February of last year, Google came up with Google Buzz, a social media service that was supposed to challenge the fastest growing social networking site Facebook. Unfortunately for Google, things did not go well. Today, more eager to face the challenges of taking on Facebook, they are launching Google+. The goal of this full-featured social network is to “bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software.”

Compared to Facebook, Google+ will be more layered. It will go around in “Circles”. This means that you will not be limited to just a single type of friend nor you won’t be having just a single kind of online social circle. In Google+, members will be allowed to create different “circles” like for example best friends, or people from the office, or relatives abroad. Then you can share contents and comments exclusively for every circle.

Google+ will also have another feature called “sparks”. This will be the counterpart of the “like” functionality in Facebook. If you find something that you like, you can post it in your profile immediately. If you fear that your “sparks” will be all over the Internet (well, because this is Google we are talking about here), you must stop worrying because Google is taking this concern very seriously.

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