When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signed on to Google+ he posted a glum-looking photograph. Was it a mere coincidence, or a fitting reflection of the foreboding that Facebook top brass shares in light of the arrival of fearsome competition? There are plenty of reasons why Google+ will beat Facebook hands down.
Integration into the whole gamut of Google services is evidently the biggest selling point of Google+. "Can you start to see/imagine what Google+ does for Gmail? Picassa? Youtube? Not to mention search? The +1 system that Google now has control of (unlike Facebook Likes) can really influence and change the nature of their search," says Tom Anderson, MySpace founder.
Anderson explains that though Google+ looks like a “reaction” to Twitter/Facebook, it does indeed make Google a better, more integrated set of services. "Google already has top-notch products in key categories–photos, videos, office productivity, blogs, Chrome, Android, maps and (duh) search." More...