Google+ is really equal to ‘twitter + Facebook‘. It has features of both the social giants. I will be sharing the ‘similarities and differences’/tips/’how to use Google+’/features whatever you feel like.
Here are similarities of Google+ with Facebook and twitter.
♠ You can share your status/heading/post same as we do in twitter and Facebook. You can comment/reply also.
♠ You can +1/like some other’s status or even our own’s also. Same goes with the comments.
♠ You can tag your friends in photos or posts, which is similar to Facebook
♠ You receive notifications when somebody ‘+1’ or comments on your post,adds you in circles,tags you in a photo etc same as it was in Facebook.
♠ Your friends can see ‘who all are your friends’ or in the Google+ language ‘who all are in your circles’.
♠ You can write a brief description of yourself and complete your profile with social to professional information as we do in other social networks.
♠ You can chat with your friends/circles.
♠ You can follow/add in circles any Google+ user without sending any request or getting any acceptance as we do in twitter.
♠ When you share a link, Google+ extracts the image and title from the link same as Facebook.
Now the differences which makes Google+ a better network.
♦ You can have a video chat with 10 people at the same time by starting a Hangout (Facebook also allows to have a video chat but I don’t think it will be better than G+).
♦ You can edit your posts and even your comments. After you share your edited post/comment, it also appends the date in your post showing when was it edited.
♦ You can upload a video in your profile from YouTube or your computer. It can be social or professional which is a different feature as in twitter we cannot add videos and in Facebook we are ought to share only social videos and moreover it does not allows us to share a video from YouTube.
♦ Google+ has some(or may be a lot) of animations that gives a good feel. One animation which I liked the most is the rolling of the circle, when we delete it.
|Rolling of Circle|
♦ One of the different feature is ‘sparks’ which lets you to add a interest and then receive latest buzz about it when you have free time. It is similar to liking a page in Facebook but here you can see the news from all over the globe and not only from Google+ users.
♦ You can notify your friends/circles when you share a post which I think is not available in any other network. I think this feature can cause spamming as adding in circles is free and not permissible.
♦ You can disable comments or reshare for a particular post, that’s something cool!
♦ You can edit your photos even after you share them.
I may be wrong in some places because it’s a new network and I am also new to it.