For a long time now, Facebook has been the guru when it comes to social networking. It’s considered one of the biggest social media networks on the planet- but this is about to change.
Google has finally released a social media network to rival Facebook, and the competition has been noted by other networking socialites. TechnoBombs goes into a lot of detail about the have’s and have not’s of both Google+ and Facebook.
I found the comparisons helpful, but if you’re like me- the only question that matters is this one: “Which one will get my product/idea (in my case a book) out there faster?”
To answer that question, I decided to track the rate of my personal connection development through my personal Google+ page as compared to my Facebook page .
Day 1= 1 friend
Day 2= 5 friends
Day 3= 15 friends
Day 4= 21 friends
Day 1= 3 connections
Day 2= 11 connections
Day 3= 23 connections
Day 4= 85 connections
As you can see, the rate of connection development is astronomically faster with Google+ than with Facebook. Part of this is because anyone is able to share circles of their friends with anyone else in their circles. These connections in Google+ are people that followed first or followed back. Currently, I have more friends on Facebook, because I’ve had that account much longer- but I’m certain with the rate of connections I’m developing with Google+ that I will far outstrip my Facebook account within a month.
Google+ might just be starting off, but it is destined to be bigger than Facebook. Google already has a handle on major areas of the web: internet search, email, and its connections with youtube.com, blogger, and klout.com make it the next social media networking site to help you kick @$$ on the internet.