You should know by now that Google Plus may have a hard time catching up with Facebook since most people who are on board are the geeks and social media strategists while the normal users are still happy with its basic features of connecting with relatives and high school friends. However, there are had been claims that Google Plus actually targets Twitter.
Google Plus vs. Twitter: Messaging
Google Plus Allows Messaging by Default Even if You’re Not on a User’s Circle
I don’t know about you but the first thing which I noticed when I jumped in to Google Plus was it allows me to easily send messages to people I may not normally contact even if I’m following them on Twitter and they’re not following me back or any other ways. You see, it has always been a requirement for Twitter that a user must follow you so you could send them a Direct Message. However, in Google Plus, unless a user turns off the said feature, the default setting allows you to send message to anyone even if they do not include you in their Circle.
Take a look at Robert Scoble’s profile and that neat button below his private profile that allows me to Send him a message even if he didn’t put me in his Circle.Oh yeah, he allows anyone to send him a message anyway by publishing his email address on is blog.
It looks like Twitter has made some changes on their messaging system too as some verified accounts now allows you to send them DM or direct messages even if they’re not following you back. Indian mobile operator Tata DOCOMO’s Twitter account has had the new messaging feature activated. The said company officially informed its followers of the said feature.
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