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Media Madness - Is Google Plus Better Than Facebook? FT UPDATE: Get ready for the week with the latest Free Times stories delivered Monday afternoon.

Media Madness - Is Google Plus Better Than Facebook?

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Sorry Facebook, Here’s Why Google+ Plus is Better. Zuckerberg is a man so certain of the success of his quest that he can afford to ignore the latest attempt by Google to disrupt the social space.

Sorry Facebook, Here’s Why Google+ Plus is Better

He displays a confidence similar to a card shark who has devoted a prodigious effort in studying every possible move by his competitors. And who now feels safe with the knowledge that every card is marked. This type of naive fiction has worked in the past, and it may work still. But the Google Plus reality is different. Very different. Why Facebook keeps dealing the Joker Facebook ads are better but the content is getting worse. We can’t turn off the freak show, we can only wade through the exhibits until we find one or two that we’re interested in. Alternatively, Facebook should be ranking the content in my stream by my past “likes” while keeping that higher ranking content at the top of my activity stream. Google+ has approached it differently. Facebook’s pursuit of a pseudo economy Google’s Enterprise opportunity Will Google Plus Succeed?

What is Google+? Search engine giant Google has just announced its Google+ social networking platform that's set to rival Facebook.

What is Google+?

Well, that's the plan anyway. Google doesn't have a particularly strong history when it comes to social networking services with both Google Wave and Google Buzz failing to catch on, but if the demo is anything to go by, it's investing a lot of time and money into making its latest venture a potential Facebook killer. Should Mark Zuckerberg and Co be worried? We took an in-depth look at Google+ to see what it brings to the table. What is it? Developed under the codename Emerald Sea, Google+ is basically Google's latest attempt at creating a social network. "Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. "In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. The idea is to topple Facebook from its throne by making every existing Google product socially compatible. Circles Hangouts. Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Last Updated Jul 15, 2011 3:11 PM EDT In the short time since it launched in limited release, Google's new social web service Google+ has exploded onto the digital scene. In the first week, 35% of all news links shared on Twitter were news about Google+. With only a limited number of "techie" insiders allowed in for the initial test of the service, the clamoring demand for Google+ was deafening (with the requisite online scammers luring the unsuspecting with promises of "invites" to Google+). Within days, pundits were declaring that G+ (as it's being abbreviated) would spell the end of Facebook, the end of Twitter, of LinkedIn, of Skype, even of email.

Others have been far more skeptical of G+'s ability to compete against the enormous beachhead of Facebook's 750 million users, and their inertia towards moving to another system. What do brands and businesses need to know about Google+ at this early stage? Following is a primer of where I think we stand today. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Post de Paul Allen. Google Plus Is DESTROYING Facebook's Dreams, And Facebook Isn't Playing Fair.