My first impression of Google+

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For all of you who expect tons of screenshots: There are none! But I enjoyed playing around in Google+ and as I also own a Facebook account I wanted to show you what to expect when shifting and you will miss.

First of all: Google+ is still in a beta-phase. The functionalities there are, are reason enough for me to shift.

  1. Wonderful privacy features by using circles.
  2. Huddles, which are kind of group chats.
  3. There is already an Android client.
Oh my god - Children!
You cannot believe it? It is simple to organize your contacts and communicate with a selection. That seems reason enough for me.
What is missing at the moment are
  1. Calendar features: FB allows to invite people to events, but as Google has there powerful calendar which allows bloggers already to have parts of your calendar public it seems to be a question of time until the feature arrives.
  2. There are no games. This will be missing for some people. I had a look at the FB games and found them to be a huge waste of time. So for me this is OK. For others this could be the reason to stick to FB 😉
If you look at the big picture Plus seems to be a different approach to the social interaction on the web. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the foundations look very promising. If you want to try and cannot register, drop me a note.

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