“Liking” vs “+1”ing: Google+ Prepares for Battle

“Liking” vs “+1”ing: Google+ Prepares for Battle  Google+ is a new social networking platform that will be available to the public on July 31st.  So far, the reviews have been mixed, with bloggers weighing in on both fabulous features and where Google is falling short.

In an article at TechCrunch, MG Siegler draws battle lines for the social media war among Google, Facebook, and other platforms.  One could compare hundreds of different features, but Siegler suggests that the winning platform will be the most effective at sharing information.  While Siegler does not settle on a definitive answer as to which platform is best, he makes clear that Google+ will be a platform to consider when developing for and participating in online experiences.

Have you joined Google+?  Are you a diehard Facebook loyalist?  Do you shun social media all together?  How do you think Google+ will affect your online life?  Let us know in the comments.

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