facebook vs google plus

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    Oct 01, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    what's the difference? im considering making the change since im upset facebook kept changing its privacy setting that compromised privacy on a number of my photo albums
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    Oct 01, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    * Less people on google+
    * system is different from facebook which takes getting used to
    * don't know much else ?.?

    here is this article on it, I don't know if it has every single diffference.
    http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-google-plus-and-vs-facebook/
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    Oct 01, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    I had high hopes for Google+ but the userbase sucks, hardly any of my friends are on it and it just seems like a social networking site for tech heads primarily.

    Has some great features though, wish it would take off.
  • sbwlguy

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    Oct 01, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidwhat's the difference? im considering making the change since im upset facebook kept changing its privacy setting that compromised privacy on a number of my photo albums


    Elaborate please.
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Oct 01, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    Facebook is being gay and keeps opening up your photos to people that you don't even know. I assume they've been doing this because they think it will keep more people interested in facebook.

    For example I have my facebook set to "friends only" not "friends & friends of friends". After the change, friends of friends now have the ability to look through my photos if a friend is tagged in them. Possibly even if they haven't been, I'm not sure.

    Now a lot of my photos have comments on them from people that I don't even know, just because I tagged a mutual friend in them.

    This can be problematic for a few reasons. If you're only out to some people tagging a friend can out you to people that you don't want to be out to. A stranger or friend can see photos that you want to remain between you and your friends simply by a mutual friend being tagged. So on and so on.
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    Oct 01, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    Facebook just stole the one feature that differentiated Google+, which is the ability to organize your friends into various groups. So there's really nothing special about Google+ anymore... and no one seems to be actually using it.

    Plus, the new Facebook Timeline is really sweet. Once it starts rolling out, I think people are going to like it.
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Oct 01, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    endo saidFacebook just stole the one feature that differentiated Google+, which is the ability to organize your friends into various groups. So there's really nothing special about Google+ anymore... and no one seems to be actually using it.

    Plus, the new Facebook Timeline is really sweet. Once it starts rolling out, I think people are going to like it.

    I still like facebook, they just need to stop changing their security features. That's really the only thing that would make me completely switch to google+. I already have a G+ account but I don't really use it.
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    Oct 01, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    sbwlguy said
    FootballHawk saidwhat's the difference? im considering making the change since im upset facebook kept changing its privacy setting that compromised privacy on a number of my photo albums


    Elaborate please.


    I had explicitly defined privacy or made certain albums viewable to only me, now when i check after a long time they're all set to public, I was horrified even my causal albums are set to friends only.
  • sbwlguy

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    Oct 01, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    FootballHawk said
    sbwlguy said
    FootballHawk saidwhat's the difference? im considering making the change since im upset facebook kept changing its privacy setting that compromised privacy on a number of my photo albums


    Elaborate please.


    I had explicitly defined privacy or made certain albums viewable to only me, now when i check after a long time they're all set to public, I was horrified even my causal albums are set to friends only.


    Fuck. I better check this then.
  • sbwlguy

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    Oct 01, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Well I just did and my settings are still the same (some albums are only viewable to me and other to all friends).

    *relief*
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    Oct 01, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    No difference.

    They are both run by Zionist dogs.

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    Oct 01, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    This is the way I see it..

    Facebook -- Online social networking
    Google+ -- Network of microblogs. Like twitter/tumblr combined, but way better.

    So like on g+, you post your thoughts/pics/links/whatever. And whoever is in your circles adds their comments. When you add people in your circles, it's like subscribing to their "microblogs". So whenever they post something, it shows up in your stream.

    Also, the mobile app has a Nearby feature. Its shows public posts from people within your vicinity. This has huge potential for something useful like realtime "citizen journalism" or if there's an accident on the freeway and people want to warn others to take alternate routes.

    Signing up for g+ is easy. If you have a gmail account, then you just need sign in to g+ with your gmail login. And I'm pretty sure there are just as many gmail users as there are Facebook users. So the potential for g+ userbase is there. It's just a matter people switching over.

    But it all comes down to whether or not you prefer the social networking style of FB, or if you prefer the "microblog" style of g+.
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    Oct 02, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    I use Google for several things... gmail, adwords, etc. I tried out the Google + but I just don't care for it. I love the new Facebook Timeline. I already installed it on my Facebook profile.

    I've never had the security issues you seemed to have. I'm wondering if you mistakenly changed the settings or had them set incorrectly to begin with, by chance? There are separate settings for when your or friends are tagged.
  • creature

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    Oct 02, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidGoogle+ is cleaner, better, and totally hipster. Facebook is cluttered, sucks, and too mainstream.


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    Oct 02, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    All I know is, until either a) everyone I know on Facebook switches over to Google + or b) Google + gives me a really, really good reason to join, I'm not interested.
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    Oct 02, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    OneFish saidAll I know is, until either a) everyone I know on Facebook switches over to Google + or b) Google + gives me a really, really good reason to join, I'm not interested.



    Hmmmmm.....In "the day" people said similar regarding PCs vs. Macs....
    Microsoft vs. Apple.

    It is all about timing. Google Plus is actually a better, cleaner, ad free service vs. Facebook in my humble opinion....just a little late to the game.

    I think it will make its mark...though it might be a bit slow go.
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    Oct 02, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Inostrankan saidNo difference.

    They are both run by Zionist dogs.



    Something to this effect.
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    Oct 02, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    See, the problem is waiting till everyone else switches. Just start using g+ and dump FB cold turkey. Once your friends realize that you're not using FB anymore, they'll wonder what you're up to and check their g+ stream more often. And eventually they'll start using g+ more and FB less.
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    Oct 02, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    I like G+ and it has some core features that are attractive, but it's not a FB killer. It'll be a good competitor over time though, so stake your space now. A core limitation at present is the lack of an app to post to both fb and G+ at once, so I'd have to duplicate all my posts. If they solve that, increase the user base, and FB keeps fucking with the news feed/permissions/privacy, then G+ has a great chance to squeeze them.
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    Oct 02, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    FootballHawk saidwhat's the difference? im considering making the change since im upset facebook kept changing its privacy setting that compromised privacy on a number of my photo albums


    I like Google+ so far, but it's way underpopulated for now.

    Most of Facebook's recent tweaks are very Google+ inspired. Google+ lets you modify each post to be visible only to certain circles, and has fairly straightforward privacy settings. One area of concern is that your own posts can be "reposted" by friends, who might have different privacy settings for your own. (Much like tagging a friends status in FB) It can be a pain to make sure that your own status updates don't end up being public, and apparently must be done on a case by case basis.The other snafu is the user agreement:

    By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/projectfailures/google-plus-is-privacy-an-issue/13749

    vs Facebook's user agreement, which lacks the word "perpetual".

    http://www.facebook.com/terms.php

    Anyhoo, that's my 2 cents' worth.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    north_runner said

    By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit


    So...they pimp your privacy AND steal your material? WTF! Yet millions of people willfully sign on because "everybody" does. Today's sheep are tomorrow's sweaters and lamb chops. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I abandoned MySpace (then again, who hasn't - LOL), refuse to join Facebook, and have zero interest in Google+. My entire second-grade class doesn't need to know what I ate for supper last night, and I don't care what they ate. Whenever somebody wants to talk to me or vice-versa, and they aren't nearby, there's this cool invention called the telephone. "Niche" sites like RJ are awesome to have, but for everyday "social networking" I'll keep on being 20th-Century and picking up the phone or walking out the door.
  • allatonce

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    Oct 10, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I use them for different things. I essentially use google + to keep in contact with my closest friends in a way that nobody else can stalk us. A group of us all used it, made ourselves a circle, and now just talk daily through there. It is great for us to stay in touch. We treat it like our personal forum.


    Facebook I use for general. wider socializing. I feel like I can't get rid of it because of all the pictures on there other people have taken and tagged me in (and I'm too laze to go and try and save them all).

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    Oct 10, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    Google+ = graveyard
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    Oct 10, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    MuslNorganLikr saidMy entire second-grade class doesn't need to know what I ate for supper last night, and I don't care what they ate.


    1. Facebook has a 13+ minimum age requirement.
    2. Even if they did allow second graders, you don't have to add them to your friends (and probably shouldn't because... creepy!)
    3. If your friends post what they had for dinner last night, you need more interesting friends.

    EDIT: Ahh, hell. I realize now you're probably talking about the people you went to 2nd grade with. My brain no work today.

    But seriously, don't add those fuckers either.