Things I like about Google+
1. WAY LESS CLUTTER
- The circle idea
- You can follow people by adding them to a circle, and they are not required to follow(friend) you back. This lets you read public posts by people you’re interested in, similar to following a blog.
- You can post publicly, like on your blog, but you can also post just to a small circle of people – for example, I can post something about an upcoming flash competition just to my Liberty Hall companions
- You can sort your “stream” (newsfeed on Facebook) so that you can just read the posts from one or more circles at a time
- The way comments & +1’s(likes) are structured
- You can turn off notification of further comments on a post you commented on (or get notified if you want)
- Your comments on other people’s posts don’t go to anyone but that person – and are seen only by those people following that person. On Facebook, if my friend “likes” a photo or writes on someone’s wall, I see it in my News Feed. I don’t see it in my Google+ stream.
- When you go to someone’s home page you see their posts – you don’t see posts of their friends/people they are following, or postings by others on their “wall.” So to read my FB friend’s posts all in a row, I may have to skim through a bunch of stuff other people wrote. No need for that in Google+
All of the above means WAY LESS CLUTTER than on Facebook.
I like it.