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Regular readers of this site know how much we’ve talked about Google+, Google’s new endeavor in the social networking world, in the last few weeks. If you’re wondering how well it stacks up against Facebook, this infographic will help.

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As you can tell from the image above, the authors of this infographic at TechnoBombs went fairly in-depth into the feature set of both social networks and have made the assertion we had previously made: Google+, although not extremely innovative, has managed to take features from other social networks and made them better. There are other occasions where Google+ managed to unveil the feature first, only to see Facebook introduce a similar service a week later (I’m looking at you, Facebook Video Chat).

The infographic above also highlights some features where Google+ has excelled at, and Facebook is still catching up to. A great example of that is +Circles, a feature in Google+ that allows granular organization of friends into groups, which can then have different permissions assigned to them. Facebook has had a similar feature for several months known as Groups, although it’s nowhere near as easy-to-use or efficient. There’s also +Hangouts in Google+, which allows for effortless multi-person video chats. Facebook, on the other hand, only allows 2-way video chats at the moment.

Facebook, on the other hand, has features that aren’t present in Google+ as of yet, including Facebook Pages for Business (Google+ only allows personal profiles as of yet), Games (although that might be changing soon, judging by a finding in Google+’s source code) and Facebook Questions. As for the latter, Google+ features threaded discussions, although no polling is available.

There’s obviously no way to be completely fair when comparing a mature 7-year-old product with a brand-new experimental one. Google+ will likely see massive improvements over the next few months, and Facebook will have to keep up with those.

Google+ is Google’s new invite-only social network aimed at making the company prominent in the social networking space. The new projected is marketed as new high-tech way to leverage natural human interaction, with features like +Hangouts for effortless group video chats right inside the browser, +Circles for granular control of friends and deep mobile integration with apps for both Android and iOS.

The platform has so far been well-received by both users and pundits.

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