facebook vs google+ ...
this post was inspired by a post by +Shamil Weerakoon ( http://bit.ly/HSJA0g ) ...

» the purpose of each platform
it is often said, that #facebook and G+ fulfill different purposes ... facebook connects you with old friends, G+ with new friends with the same interests (in a nutshell) ... bullocks! ... due to its circle system G+ could easily do both ... it is by far the more sophisticated platform ...

nobody ever writes about how wonderful facebook is as a platform ... what people like about the network is, that they find their friends there, not how wonderful the tool itself is ... even discussions on facebook itself usually revolve around all the short comings of it ...

G+ could take over all of facebook's roles ... though there are plenty of things that G+ can do and facebook can't, there is nothing, that facebook (as a tool) can do, that #googleplus can't ... due to the fact that we can arrange our followers in circles we could easily carry on using G+ as a #communication device for people with the same interests, but we could also use it to stay in #contact with our mates and family ...

» facebook's advantage
the thing is, G+ doesn't have the user base (yet) ... that is facebook's only significant advantage ... this will change! ... with the integration of all major google products into G+, google will eventually pull almost all its users into the network ... G+ will become #google with its more than a billion users ... then facebook will have lost its only advantage ...

» i want my friends and family here
i still hope, it'll not go the way of myspace (and i don't believe it will) ... even the ingenious guys here at google need a bit of competition to keep them on their toes ... ;-) ... i just hope that my friends and family will eventually join G+ ... so many people say i don't want my family and friends here ... i could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong ... i want my friends to experience the awesomeness of G+ ... i want my family to communicate with me through hangouts ... i want my mates to use the magnificent tools here ... i want all this for them, because they are my friends and my family and i want only the best for them ...

let me know what your take is on this and as always, thx a bunch for any +1, comment and reshare ... ;-) ...

greez, +Jens Graikowski

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