Infographic Labs Gives You 20 Reasons To Switch From Facebook To Google Plus
The fine folks at Infographics Labs have released an infographic which offers 20 reasons why you should switch from Facebook to Google+. The list includes a mix of scathing critiques of Facebook’s policies, praise for Google+, and some questionable and outdated information.
First the good: Infographic Labs is right on the money when it comes to Integration with Google services, default privacy settings, the Data Liberation option, and search tools. The better mobile app is more a reflection of the Facebook app’s need for an update than it is of the quality of Google+’s app, although the quality of Facebook Camera gives me hope for Facebook’s mobile future.
On the other hand, some of the reasons are uncritical. For example: “Better Ads.” Google+ doesn’t currently feature embedded advertisements, but the infographic assumes Google’s ads will be “better” than Facebook’s somehow. They justify this claim with reference to Google’s experience with Adwords and statistics. But in what way will the ads be “better?”
Other reasons on the list aren’t exclusive to Google+ and are currently available in Facebook. Individual threads can be muted in Facebook (unfollow post), the Apps and Games interface has improved drastically over the years, and Facebook has supported per-post privacy settings for a while now.
The main reason I haven’t jumped ship from Facebook to Google+ is because everybody’s on Facebook. As of April, Facebook is currently at 900 million active users, while Google+ is currently at 200 million. But I have no reason to be active on Google+; if I want to get in touch with someone, I can do it through Facebook. The opposite just isn’t always true.
Have you switched from Facebook for Google+? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.