Google +1 Social Network

Google Plus Social Network, is it another Facebook Clone?

It’s obviously clear that Google planned the whole thing from the beginning, starting from it’s +1 button, then launching the new Google Plus social network. I just notice the new social network today, in the network you can easily share images, videos, links and your location on the stream. So, the +1 button was just an introduction and a beginning for a huge social network project by Google.

In a few minutes of my tour inside google plus social network I had the feeling that I am on Facebook, but well… I am not! Actually the experience is no different than Facebook except the circles!

The Social Circles, all what it takes is One Smart Idea!

The social circles in my opinion is the most smart idea and feature in the Google plus social network, it allows you to separate your family, friends, business, and even create new circles and add people to it, this is just a dream came true, I have been always looking forward to a feature like this on Facebook, and probably this is  why I am not into Facebook that much till today, I mean it’s just ridicules to share my stuff with family and business partners at same time!

I also noticed a link on the right side of the page says Get Google+ for your mobile device, which is really cool, Google is ready for you to go mobile!

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Yeap, it’s a tight plan!

What is your experience so far with Google plus network?

Do you think the plus social network is a Facebook clone?

Would you move from Facebook to Google Plus?

Add me to your Circle on G+

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  • farjah August 6, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Let just see what will happen to Google Plus, it is still in beta version. Every person have their own opinions and of course the freedom of choice. I think the feature that Facebook don’t have is the privacy that is why Google Plus have come to out with their idea of having this different feature.

  • Vijayraj Reddy July 7, 2011, 3:42 am

    if Google want to take on Facebook, then they have to build new unique features that Facebook does not have it…

  • Nawaz July 4, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Facebook has no privacy and that is why I am not regular user of it but Google Plus +1 separates all relations that is why from today I will explore it.On many blogs I have seen the sign Google +1 but I have not read the anatomy of Google plus one on other blogs.

    • Hesham July 6, 2011, 6:16 am

      This is why I like the Google Plus network!

  • Sasha Gibbs July 4, 2011, 12:37 am

    Yes it looks like Facebook just for the reason Facebook came first. Other wise in my opinion it is relatively better than Facebook specially its Circle Feature. I was reading few months ago that Google is launching Google Circles but then suddenly it is named after their +1 Feature, and just adding a feature named Circle in it. Also i was shocked to see the page rank of Google has fallen from 10 to 9 while Facebook is still able to manage 10, perhaps the only website to obtain 10 out of 10.

    • Hesham July 6, 2011, 6:14 am

      Hi Sasha,

      I am also wondering about Google’s PR, weird!

  • Johanna July 3, 2011, 3:14 am

    Hi Hesham,
    It’s always good to know that there are new things to try out, even though they seem to be like clones from Facebook or other social media sites.
    I personally haven’t tried Google Plus 1 yet on my blog, but I have already read about it. Maybe if they further improve it, it could possibly be the next best thing aside from Facebook’s.

    • Hesham July 4, 2011, 4:18 am

      Yeap! There is a big competition “War” now between Google plus and Facebook! Let’s see how thing will turn on.

      Thanks Johanna for stopping by!

  • Melinda July 3, 2011, 12:37 am

    I love the circles. The ability to have family in one, friends in another, and business acquaintances is great. Facebook’s groups isn’t as easy and clean and frankly, I just don’t trust groups to work. 🙂 I’m excited to see how it will be accepted and used.

    Lol love the video!!

    • Hesham July 4, 2011, 4:20 am

      Hey Melinda,

      A few days passed now and I can see a big growth in the Google Plus network, mmm.. but maybe people need to understand how to use it more! The good thing is Google plus tutorial stream started already on the blogosphere 🙂

  • Jenn July 2, 2011, 11:58 am

    I love google+ so far, but it is not totally intuitive. I can see using it for more personal stuff. My fb is 99% biz anyways.

    • Hesham July 4, 2011, 4:22 am

      ” I can see using it for more personal stuff”… I don’t agree! I imagine is could be used for more business! Plus I don’t think we need more personal networking stuff!

  • Jack Humphrey July 2, 2011, 9:11 am

    It’s pretty disappointing that so many people are weighing in on the G+ vs Facebook debate who haven’t even used G+ yet. Looks are one thing, functionality is completely different. And if you haven’t gotten an invite or used G+ yet, you really don’t know what the true difference is. The other problem is that everyone seems to expect G+ to “replace” Facebook. Aside from that being nearly impossible, there is space on the web for a service that allows for things that Facebook doesn’t – like privacy. Like better group features. It’s understandable that everyone wants to write an article on G+ right now, but the feedback is irrelevant until people have a chance to use it rather than react to screenshots.

    • Hesham July 4, 2011, 4:26 am

      mmmm.. interesting!

      Jack, you are right, this is why I am asking for feedback on the network hopefully this post lives a few more weeks!

      Personally, I don’t think Google plus will replace Facebook, and I am wondering and trying to find an opportunity!

      Many thanks for sharing your opinion, this is much appreciated!

  • Alex Panait July 2, 2011, 9:01 am

    I think G+ was based on Facebook and trying to give the same experience as user currently have on Facebook but it has some pretty new features but I’m afraid G+ will be “famous” among tech ppl.

    • Hesham July 4, 2011, 4:29 am

      Alex, if you think about it.. You will find that all social network applications we know is almost the same, at least it’s has the same concept with little differences in options!

      I am still looking for the brilliant idea!

  • icechen1 July 2, 2011, 8:13 am

    Everything needs to build upon a successful idea or design, and Facebook does have one. It’s no surprise that Google will try to imitate a bit and users will adapt to their interface faster than if it were a brand new design. Still waiting on my invite 🙁

  • Ray July 2, 2011, 6:08 am

    Haven’t had the opportunity to try it but it is the talk of the internet world right now. I don’t see any short term issues with Facebook, maybe in the long term. It is just too early to know or tell for sure. Google hasn’t been that popular in the social media arena so time will tell.

    by the way your captch is very difficult to see and verify I am typing it correctly. I had to refresh it 5+ time to find a word combo I could read. Just thought I would point that out. No harm in preventing spam if it is worthy.

  • Marya July 2, 2011, 5:21 am

    Hi Hesham. The google slapping facebook is hilarious. Thanks for that.

    Like you, I have never been into facebook. Infact, simple because I do not want to mix professional with personal, I only have about 30 people on mine. Pathetic? I know … only family and friends. I love the idea of separate circles of friends. Its been long time coming eh?


  • Anne Reese July 2, 2011, 1:51 am

    Well, it’s something new to try out from Google which is exciting in itself IMO. I don’t think I’ll move out of Facebook, but Google’s project is definitely worth a try.

  • Glenn July 1, 2011, 10:42 pm

    Hi Hesham

    I do think it resembles facebook. Well, thats life. There’s always competition.

    • Hesham July 2, 2011, 1:12 am

      I just found this image which show that Google slapped Facebook in the face, lol

  • Suresh Khanal July 1, 2011, 7:45 pm

    Looking at the intro, it appears the future is interesting. I hope Google will come up with something different and really useful feature to stand against Facebook. I wonder if Google+ allows me to sign up with email address other than gmail?

  • Jitendra Singh July 1, 2011, 3:39 pm

    yes, its a replica of FB. Why google is not thinking that we are very much in to FB.

  • J July 1, 2011, 1:15 pm

    My friend and I came up with the social circle concept about a year ago, and went back and forth about it trying to iron out details. He came up with another idea also at the same time. Coincidentally enough both ideas are now included in the Google+ app. Google Circles, and Google Hangouts.

    The punch line is we used gmail accounts to correspond about these ideas for months.

    Is this just an evil coincidence, or could Google be monitoring our gmail accounts and stealing ideas?

  • rAnDoM July 1, 2011, 12:33 pm

    There is also a grouping feature on Facebook, which is quite the same with G+….
    Ok, it’s more interactive, easy and accessible on G+, but Facebook is also good 😉

  • Steve July 1, 2011, 12:17 pm


    Certainly another step in Google’s master plan to rule the world. Let me be the first to welcome our new Google Overlords!

  • Riya July 1, 2011, 11:22 am

    Hi Hesham,

    I also feel that Google plus is clone of facebook and only difference is the circle feature which they’ve introduced. I think now facebook will also going to implement such kind of feature too… I think you can’t share everything with everyone on social network that’s where Google come up with such special feature.

  • Amenda July 1, 2011, 7:44 am

    The Google plus seems interesting so far, but hard to say if it is better than Facebook or not too. Also I am thinking about how much will the Google plus impact to the SEO in the future.

  • Patty July 1, 2011, 6:28 am

    Social Networking – Definition of Social Networking on Investigator – The use of internet-based social media programs to make connections with friends,I have been always looking forward to a feature like this on Facebook, and probably this is why I am not into Facebook that much till today, I mean it’s just ridicules to share my stuff with family and business partners at same time, thanks for sharing this great blog…

  • John July 1, 2011, 6:10 am

    Well, it’s not a Facebook clone for sure. In my opinion Social Circles is the best feature out there, as you mentioned. In real life you don’t share all your photos and information with all the people you know. Why not have this option in the virtual world?

    I don’t want my job mates to know were I spend my time when I take a day off saying I feel sick. So Social Circles is the best. Beside the extra cool features, I also know Google will provide more privacy and security then any other social network is able to.

  • Nasif July 1, 2011, 3:48 am

    Google plus is definitely more advance than Facebook with better privacy feature and more faster

  • Matt Poc July 1, 2011, 2:47 am

    That’s interesting 🙂

    It looks like Google want to absolutely dominate the internet…

    I think this social network will become quite popular, as it is intergrated with the most popular search engine and it will force to share great sites with others easier than Facebook, plus, Gmail is one of the most popular free email service.

    Personally, I don’t use Facebook and I will probably not use this new social network as well, maybe only for marketing purposes 🙂

    Matt Poc

  • Extreme John July 1, 2011, 2:38 am

    Facebook is pretty much hard to replace. But it doesn’t matter whether or not you’ll totally transition from Facebook to Google Plus social network. It’s the connectivity that counts no matter what social media network you are using. It’s always nice to have a different experience through a different application. I’ll consider trying this out.

  • Ryan Biddulph July 1, 2011, 12:00 am

    I haven’t explored Google Plus One much, Hesharm.

    I’m trying to condense my social media efforts so at the time am focusing mainly on Facebook and Twitter. So far, so good with these guys.

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Thomas Sinfield June 30, 2011, 7:43 pm

    Games and apps are a huge part of why people stay and regularly log back into Facebook, so it will be interesting to see how Google approaches this, and how many of the new accounts actually stick after all the hype dies down.

  • Wasim Ismail June 30, 2011, 5:20 pm

    It does remind you of the early days of Facebook, with just more features, I wouldn’t say it’s a clone, but there is similarities, Facebook have been in the networking business for a while, and are years ahead of others, Google has tried to tap into this market in the past, and again now with the launch of +.
    I personally believe there is great potential for growth, and be as big as Facebook, but it all depends on how users grasp on to it, and can the general public see Google as a networking site or is it mainly a search engine. Where else everyone knows Facebook is totally a networking site, and EVERYONE you know probably has one.
    Time will tel 🙂

  • Morgan June 30, 2011, 4:07 pm

    Well since we can’t actually test it out yet unless you happen be apart of the Beta, I’m skeptical. It’s really too early to tell and by the videos, we still can’t judge what the heck kind of social network it is. They’re so vague about what it actually does and how it’ll benefit us.

    I honestly think Google is trying too hard to be the next big social network. But hey, it could be neat!

    I can’t wait to try it!

  • AIDY June 30, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I honestly thought the configuration was annoying and that may be because I am not used to it. I did not understand the concept of “circles” but I will just have to spend some time on later. But I am trying to see how it does compare to Facebook? If we consider the +1 button–and that there is now the instant social aspect of Google now makes me highly suspect of their overall intentions to “track” everyone on the web.

  • prem pandit June 30, 2011, 12:04 pm

    We can say Google plus is the advance version of Facebook.

  • Randy Pickard June 30, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Based on a sample size of one, (my 22 year old son) I’m not going to discount Google Plus. Now that my generation has adopted Facebook, he and his circle have become increasingly disdainful of Facebook. Of course, not sure how credible a predictor of trends he is, as he one of the small group of folks that are active Google Wave users. Time will tell.

  • Dheeraj June 30, 2011, 11:35 am

    It not a clone, But more than Facebook. Because its circle features seems to be more interesting than groups in Facebook.

  • Paul Salmon June 30, 2011, 9:38 am

    I am not sure, but I may just stay with Facebook. I mainly use Facebook for personal reasons, and most of those I interact with on Facebook probably won’t go with Google+, so I can’t see myself moving.

    As for blogging reasons, time will tell with that one.

  • DiTesco June 30, 2011, 9:14 am

    Really can’t tell if I will or will not like it yet buddy, as I for now can only play with the demo. Not yet in there. Anyway, my first impressions is that I will like it. Like you said, Circles sounds very promising and I can already think of some cool ways to use it. For example, one circle will definitely be the “circle of trust”, and you my friend will be in it… just as soon as I get my hands in it 🙂 Hope all is well… How did your meeting go?

  • Sujith June 30, 2011, 8:50 am

    Yes, It’s a Facebook lookalike with some additional features.The quick grouping feature (Circles) of Google Plus is looking good

  • James Johnston June 30, 2011, 7:23 am

    I found out the service late last night but didn’t have a chance to look at the service just a few minutes ago. So far I am still trying to figure things out. I will know more later today…

    In its current state, I do not think it will replace Facebook, hopefully it will be better than Google Wave and Buzz. I do like the Google +1 voting system, but a lot of sites are not using it yet…

  • vinode Kumar June 30, 2011, 6:12 am

    Google Create Fabulous Theam oriented Social Network. I like it.

  • Jane June 30, 2011, 4:16 am


    I have not had a chance so far to explore the “in”s of this. But as far as I am reading the reviews from people, I seriously get a feeling that I could dump Facebook. It is so annoying and becoming more and more annoying lately.

    And with a Droid phone, if I can use the plus on mobile, I will be just happy than anything. Let’s see.


  • MadMike June 30, 2011, 3:19 am

    I don’t think so. Maybe Google will have that success as with Google Wave, who know’s. Anyway, it’s hard to replace Facebook and i think Google Plus will be useless. IMO.

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