Google Plus vs Twitter
Last updated: April 04, 2017
Google+ (Google Plus) is a social networking and identity service. It's as a "social layer" that enhances many of Google online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author. Google+ users are interacting socially with Google+'s enhanced properties, like Gmail, +1 button, and YouTube comments.
Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.
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During the last 2 weeks Google has almost made another revolution on the Web. No one expected that in the near future someone will be able to break the social monopoly of Facebook, but it looks like Google will succeed at this time. And because today in order to be successful, any business should be a part of the Social Web, then, want-or-not you have to sort out how to use Google+. Fortunately, there is still enough time, because the network is now working in a half-closed mode (registration is by invitation only). Additionally, the key business features will appear only in the second half of the year. But meanwhile you can get used to them:
Social layer for collaboration
The first users at once pointed out that Google+ is much better suited for creating workgroups than Facebook thanks to the Circles feature. It allows you to easily share your communication between several groups. You can quickly create a list of colleagues and to send private messages to them only. You can also read only this circle stream. Also, it's already announced that by to the end of the year Google + for Google Apps and GMail integration will appear.
The Circles can be even more suitable when created for partners and customers. This will let to keep your friends out of your marketing pitches.
We have already mentioned about the group video chat Hangouts. It is useful both for video conferencing within a company and for video meetings with clients / partners.
Of course, many companies at once headed to Google+ to create corporate profiles. For example, Ford. However, Google made an official announcement, urging companies not to create corporate pages for a while. Because for now the profiles are adapted only for people, and the version for companies and brands will come later.