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Why Google+ Won't 'Kill' Twitter - Chris Gayomali, TIME.com

Why Google+ Won't 'Kill' Twitter - Chris Gayomali, TIME.com | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
“Twitter is an information network; Google Plus is a social network.”

And therein lies what I think is the key differentiation, in that Twitter puts in our hands the important news of the moment. Google+ has the capacity to be an information stream like Twitter (or, as one friend in my Circles put it, a “torrential downpour”). But Google+'s ability to go beyond the character limit is exactly why it won't be as good as Twitter at this specific task: Information will be more robust, yes, but also more verbose. If brevity is the soul of wit, then wit is what's at the heart of Twitter. It's the lifeblood that'll keep it alive.
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Facebook vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn vs. Google+ - Computerworld (blog)

Facebook vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn vs. Google+ - Computerworld (blog) | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Unlike, say, the email that keeps piling up in my Inbox, available time for social media is not an ever-expanding commodity. Which means that even though engaging with readers on social networks is a key part of my job, it's getting close to triage time. If social media isn't a core part of your job, you may be even closer to social media overload and looking to decide where best to put your efforts. Here's what I find to be the strengths and weaknesses of each:
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Sorry Facebook, Here’s Why Google+ Plus Is Better - Mark Fidelman

Sorry Facebook, Here’s Why Google+ Plus Is Better - Mark Fidelman | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Facebook should be ranking the content in my stream by my past “likes” while keeping that higher ranking content at the top of my activity stream. Instead, the best content is buried while Cooking Mama loiters on the side of my feed.
Google+ has approached it differently. They allow you to filter content by circles. Think of these circles as a ten (more or less) ring circus where one can simply tune into the acts and people for which they have an interest. The best part is that the user controls who is in or out of the circles.
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Conversation at G+: Which startups will survive the megaton Google onslaught? Moderator: Steve Rubel

Conversation at G+: Which startups will survive the megaton Google onslaught? Moderator: Steve Rubel | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Conversation at G+ with Steve Rubel as moderator:
It's been nearly two weeks since this thing launched and I keep thinking about it. Question fo all of you: who's a survivor? Who is going to be the cockroach of social networks? Which startup (FourSquare, Beluga, Quora, etc.) will survive the megaton Google onslaught? How will they navigate? I just can't see it. Big players can turn but the little guys, I am not so sure. I wouldn't want to be a VC investor now. There will be a giant market for players around the G+ ecosystem once the API opens.

Mentioned in the stream: Quora, Twitter, Tumblr, Posterous, Gowalla, Foursquare, Facebook, Skype.
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Will Google+ Maim Twitter? - WebProNews

Will Google+ Maim Twitter? - WebProNews | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
There’s been a great deal of talk about Google+ as a Facebook competitor, but how does Google+ stack up as a Twitter competitor? Some think Twitter should be more concerned than Facebook.

I don’t want to say Google+ will “kill” Twitter. Not a big fan of those “this thing will kill this thing” proclamations. Even MySpace still has millions of users. I think “maim” is a more appropriate word though. Google+ could very well damage Twitter’s momentum.
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