A little while ago I received a short guide to Google+ from a friend after I said I just couldn’t get into it. He gave me these hints and tips:
Similarities to Twitter : Circle people instead of follow people. Create circles instead of lists. Supports use of #hashtag
Similarities to Facebook : Create posts with or without media attachments.
Google+ has a longer posting character limit than Twitter. There is a mobile App available, but it’s current version is bloated and hardly any different than just using the mobile webpage.
Unique features of Google+ : Can use text formatting for bold, italic, etc. Syncs with your Google account for some neat but very minimal features (like +1 webpages in Google Search to recommend them). Can do hangouts for webcam chats. Can share animated GIF files.
Don’t let Google+ confuse you! It’s just a reinvention of the wheel – Google’s way to get on the social media website band wagon.
Is it that easy?
With thanks to Scott Dallas – owner of the Internets