David Pogue’s review in the NYT pretty much nails it: Google + is still under development and far from a finished product, but we like it a lot and it looks like a winner.
Google + is war on Facebook, and I agree with Pogue: It has a chance.
At first, Google+ looks like a shameless Facebook duplicate. But there’s one towering, brilliant difference: Circles.
The most mind-blowing “Facebook can’t do this” feature, though, is Hangouts. Technically, it’s videoconferencing. It lets up to 10 people join a chat simultaneously, using their Web cams or laptop cameras.
Until now, Facebook and Twitter have been the Dominant Duo of social networking. But Google’s less sprawling, more video-centric, better-controlled new service is already too good to ignore. Now it’s the Dominant Duo …+1.