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5 Ways Twitter is Better Than Google+

As soon as Google+ was out I somehow managed to beseech an invite. After weeks of using Google+ I realized Google+ has as many cons as the pros. Similar to falling in love with a guy I fell in love with Google+ at first sight but it took me second and third glance to know the negatives of the Big G’s latest kid.

Thank goodness that I didn’t dump my ex (Twitter). Yeah even before launch of Google+ I was more attached towards Twitter than Facebook. This ultimately led me to utilize Twitter to the maximum. Now after using Google+ for a while now I found a few things that thwart the Twitter user in me.

By the way, if you have not yet played around fully with Google plus, this tutorial on using Google+ could be of help to you. Now let’s dive in.

God of search! What happened?

The search option in Google+ is none other than a friend finder (amazing to know that Google is giving priority to humans). Friend finder is cool but if we want to find a post by a person in Google+ then we need to go to the traditional Google search engine. However Twitter has got an awe-inspiring search which is both amenable as well as ideal.

Of course Google may enhance Google+ to have advanced search options in the near feature but as of now search in Google+ is too ironic.

5000 friends only? That makesG+ equal to Facebook

As in Facebook Google+ also limits your contacts to 5000. Unlike Twitter which neither limits the number of followers nor the ones you follow. Facebook has fan pages as a relief to people who have more than 5000 contacts.

What does G+ have? Google+ doesn’t restrict the number of people who follow your posts (that’s a good news) but if you are the one accustomed to have thousands of followers or the one who follow thousands of people in twitter this feature (restricting to 5000 contacts) of Google+ is a glitch.

It would be nice if number of persons per circle is restricted to some 1000 or 5000 but this may not secure Google+ users from spammers (the reason why facebook and Google+ restricts the contacts to certain number). Hope Google+ will come up with a cool plan to clear this issue.

More like Facebook

Since Google+ was launched in an attempt to overpower the leading social network Facebook the former has adapted certain features blindly from the latter. Similar to Facebook Google+ is not scannable. Yeah, as Google+ doesn’t have a character limit for statuses and posts the contents are not crisp and clear. For a hardcore Twitter user like me (familiarized with reading precise and concise posts) the Google+ seems to be a somewhat ambiguous.

With 24 hours not being enough for a lot of people in the world Twitter made a culture of conveying your thoughts short and sweet but Google+ is again brought lengthy posts which are inconvenient in comparison with Twitter.

Big Boss: Befriend others

It was expedient for us to publish our posts, thoughts, links, etc. in both Facebook and Twitter with a single click on publish (thanks to the compatibility between these two social networks). Even certain social network like Tumblr too has this option but Big G is all alone and it doesn’t seem to befriend anyone. I frequently see similar posts posted separately in Twitter and Google+ or Facebook and Google+ (even I do that most of the times). This is very much time-consuming.

Business environment, Information centre – I don’t find one.

Unlike twitter which has all leading brands in it or the facebook which has fan pages for almost every odd product on this Earth Google+ doesn’t seem to be supporting business. Even after days of launching Twitter it acted as a wondrous platform for business, promoting, advertising, etc but G+ is not that shrewd when it comes to business.

Of course Google+ lovers may claim that the network is new and would take time to improve this. In such a case let’s wait and watch what enhancements are made to it.

My verdict about Google+

The new kid of Google is super cool with incredible features like circles, gorgeous UI, hangouts, etc but when compared with Twitter which is super hot (always) Google+ gets diminished in some aspects. What to do, after all people always fall for hot things.

Have you experienced more ways in which Twitter is better than G+? Share them through comments.

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16 Replies

  1. Twitter’s “favourite” allows me to park posts with links and return to them later.

  2. I’ve heard of Google+ but it’s very hard to sign up an account. I can’t find any link or icon that says sign up. No one can overpower Facebook in my opinion. So nice try Google.

  3. You certainly have some agreeable opinions and views. Your blog provides a fresh look at the subject. I inspired by it thanks

  4. Google+ is not as friendly as twitter or Facebook, they need to work a lot more on simplicity :-)

  5. You know, in all honesty, I have to say that I much prefer Twitter’s 140 character limit. On Google+ people are going crazy and writing novels. Or blog posts really. If I want to read a blog I’ll go and read blogs. I like Twitter because it gives me the gist of the idea quickly and then lets me decide if I want to go and click on the link!

  6. bili osi Jul 31st 2011

    Sometimes I think, that this invention the Twitter limit messages to 140 characters, it’s so brilliant, in Facebook I can not keep track of all the people just do not have enough space on screen :)

  7. Elizza Jul 31st 2011

    For me i choose to use the twitter it’s fan and easy to used unlike the Google + but honestly i compare this two i choose the twitter because it’s easy to make business and follow friends.

  8. Twitter is definitely better than Google+
    I don’t even have a doubt about it, google will some time to notice the difference.

  9. Twitter has plenty of obvious advantages over Google+, and most of them are highlighted on this post. Facebook also holds an edge over G+ in the games department. However, I’m not quite sure yet for whom Google+ is primarily designed for. Those who utilize it for contacts and communication, will find plenty to love about G+. Twitter, at present, is still the best in terms of balancing both the personal and business aspect of social networking. I’m not sure if it’s fair to compare Twitter with Google+ since most of us will stick with out Twitter regardless of who wins the eventual G+ vs Fb war anyway.

  10. Hi,

    Nice post you have here, I think facebook still better than google..

  11. I really appreciate this article you have shared , for me it is better to use the Face-book than the Google+ because we all know that we can use this social media sites for business, some of Internet Marketers uses this.

  12. AISYAH INDARSARI Aug 2nd 2011

    I don’t understand how you came out with restriction number of Google Plus contact, which is 5000.
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has 400.000 more followers on his Google Plus circle. Which part is restricted? thank you for answering.

  13. I just can’t get my head around what the benefit is for the user with google+

    Of cause lots of sites were going to start worrying about it, as it’s google, and people don’t want to get left behind like they were with Facebook and Twitter. But when it becomes obvious that the general public don’t care and won’t use it, it will fall out of use pretty fast.

  14. I have use twitter to get traffic and for business purpose and feel that its tough then facebook to get traffic, recently i have created my profile on google + and not properly working on it but after read your post i can say that you are right and twitter is very effective then other social medias.

  15. Twitter is definitely better than Google+
    I don’t even have a doubt about it, google will some time to notice the difference.

  16. Google+ is very inviting but maybe I guess in the future if google is really serious about it then it might be competitive with twitter but right now I don’t think it is great.

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