Guest Post: Adam Prattler
The battle is yet to be decided
Facebook says they have 1.11 billion users, but some question this number due to the fact Facebook doesn't completely delete accounts and has a problem with spammers and automated programs signing up for accounts.
Still, Facebook have far more members than Google+ at 500 million. The following compares the two giants head to head, examining positive and negative qualities of each.
Facebook pros and cons
The dominant Facebook has flaws that Google+ may exploit:
Google+ pros and cons
The always changing and advancing features of Google+ make the future for Facebook scary.
The outlook for Google+ and Facebook
The data reveals that Facebook currently leads the social media market for individuals and businesses, but Google+ is gaining ground fast. And as the latter company rolls out Google Authorship and Author Rank (which use Google+ data), many more people are going to start using Google+ in addition to, or in place of Facebook.
Besides these issues, let's face it, Google has far more power with consumers because they dominate the search engine market. With all of their business and consumer oriented apps, gmail, and Google+ merged together, Facebook should be very worried at this point.
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We'd like to know what you think, so if you have some time, leave a comment and let us know which social media network you prefer and why. When it comes to keeping up with friends and family, it's important to be where everyone else is signed up. This is where Facebook excels currently, but there's a good chance that's going to change in the months and years ahead as Google+ gains prominence and importance. We would appreciate your comments below.