In: Trend Spotting
Author: Heba Hosny7 Jul 2011
The Google+ project has been taking the internet by storm and many articles have been written on the topic from different angles:
Today’s post is “a flower from every garden” intended to shed light on the latest Google+ buzz from different resources, including PC Magazine, SME, TechCrunch, WebProNews, Copyblogger and Garious.
PC magazine gave Google+ a real kick by showcasing 6 Things Google+ Can Do That Facebook Can’t
On the other hand, WebProNews focused on the 10 obstacles that Google+ need to overcome . Here is a brief list of them:
SME took a practical approach and provided a complete Google+ startup guide covering:
I love how TechCrunch decided to be the answer to your prayers and show you how to transfer you Facebook friends to Google+. They believe that The Only Backdoor Left To Sneak Your Facebook Friends Into Google+ Is Yahoo!
According to TechCrunch, Facebook made it super-hard for users to transfer their friends’ info to Google+:
Over the weekend, Facebook blocked a Google Chrome extension called the Facebook Friend Exporter. And in fact, Facebook changed its OAuth 2.0 API in such a way that it “suddenly removed email addresses from the queries without warning,” says Owen Mundy, creator of Give Me My Data. Other data can still be exported, just not your friends’ email addresses.
So what’s the way out?
You can import your Facebook friends’ contact information, including emails, just fine into Yahoo. (First, you link your Facebook and Yahoo accounts, and then you import your contacts from Yahoo Mail).
Copyblogger gave Facebook so much love and gave 5 good reasons why NOW is the time to create a Facebook page. Here is a brief list of them:
In Thanks Google+! The Facebook-Google War Is Heated And The Winner Is…YOU! post, I started by giving a brief overview of Google+ main features and then focused on highlighting the strength points of each party as summed up in this table:
Speaking of privacy, here’s a detailed article that backups our belief that Google+ will outperform Facebook privacy wise.
There’s no doubt that Google+ is on to a big start and I’m sure that everyone is eager to check it out.
Still, Facebook is hard nut to crack and people will NOT let go of it easily. The 700 million happy Facebook users awe something to their beloved destination.
On a personal level, I’m writing this article today because of a Facebook event that I attended back in 2009.
Do you have a similar Facebook success story to share? Would you ever leave Facebook for Google+’s sake or you’re planning to get the best of both worlds? I can’t wait to find out