* The ability to edit your status is a great little feature - helping journos to update stories quickly and easily; potentially brilliant during a breaking news event. The status also shows a time stamp - useful.
* You can mute a post/question after you have moved on to another story - very useful function that helps reduce the time needed to moderate a page.
* Photographs get more pride of place on Google+. They appear larger and more prominent in your stream than in Facebook, making your update far more attractive (and we know how much users like good photographs/picture galleries). The same applies to video, incidentally.....cont..