A search bar is convenient for websites, and for Facebook and Google+ as well. Clicking Control+F on a PC or Command+F on a MAC can sometimes feel like a time consumer. To search for a person, place, or thing on Facebook, use the “Facebook Graph Search” bar. To search for someone or something on Google+, use the “Search in Google+” feature. Google+ has since removed their previous search feature called “Sparks” back in November 2012.
One myth about social media is that the LIKE button slightly boosts one’s confidence… so hit that LIKE button on your friend’s status, and give him/her another reason to smile. On Facebook, click the “Facebook Like” button and on Google+, hit that “+1 Button”.
Social Media is extremely essential for businesses today. Instead of calling your clients one by one, you can now send a mass email or status update via your preferred social networking platform. You can promote your own business by creating a “Facebook Page” on Facebook as well as a “Google+ Page” on Google+.
Want to show off the places that you are currently visiting? How about the specific location of your business? Check into a local place or your own business via “Places” on Facebook, and “Google+ Local” on Google+.
Celebrate the start of your business or the success of your company by setting up an event. Click “Create an Event” on Facebook and “Google+ Events” on Google+. Events are a great way to gain more clients, and to spread the word about your company via word of mouth.
Are you tired of gaming on a regular Xbox, Play Station, or Wii? Online gaming is a good way to connect with peers, or to make more online friends. To game on Facebook, you can add a “Facebook Application” or use “Facebook Credits” Keep in mind that “Credits” is a paid feature, as opposed to “Applications” which is free to use. Google+, however, have recently removed their gaming feature in June 2013.
Last but not least, both social media platforms are mobile-friendly. On Facebook Mobile, you can upload photos, videos, status updates, check-ins, and more. On Google Plus, you can “Instantly Upload” something, or engage in a “Mobile Hangout” with someone.
For your convenience, we have attached a diagram comparing the differences between Facebook and Google+ in the diagram below: