Here's my two cents i've already shared in another post:
I sincerely loved Facebook "back in the day" -- maybe three or so years ago. Back then, (anecdotally speaking) the website was used to connect with those you may have distanced from. Soon after that, it was used to organize and network with friends. We used to only share intimate, meaningful thoughts and photos. Now, it's a messy, ad-filled 9gag with no way to prioritize content.
The transition wasn't necessarily by fault of Zuck 'n' Co. It's just how the user population grew. In part, the "look at me!" mentality swayed users to post silly pictures to garner as many "Likes" as possible. Facebook became a meme collector. And a poor one at that. At least reddit allows for democratic curation. The memes are impersonal. Connections became less intimate.
Enter Google+. It could be because it's a community founded by nerds. It could be because it's still a close-knit community. For so many reasons, G+ as I've encountered (still anecdotally speaking) is host to intelligent conversations, user-created artwork and photography, meaningful connections. Let's not forget innovative communication: Where Skype on FB is an afterthought to chat, Hangouts has been used for everything from Muppet jam sessions, to presidential town halls, to project productivity; where FB Events is nothing more than an e-vite system, G+ Events digitally mirrors non-virtual events and admits that events can be entirely digital.
So.. +1 to an awesome, innovative, and creative community!