There’s been a bit of buzz about Google Plus (G+) lately. Everyone’s discussing where they think it is lacking somehow or the features are just what everyone always wanted on Facebook or other services. Whatever you think about G+, Facebook has been paying attention. Since G+ came out, new features have slowly been sneaking onto Facebook.
|You can now tag your friends in a status update by clicking the Friends icon and typing their name. In G+ you simply type +NameHere to tag them.|
|While Facebook has always had Friends lists where you can sort your friends and choose to view a list on your wall, you haven’t been able to hide updates from certain people like you can with Circles on G+. On G+ friends are arranged in Circles and can only see what is shared with the circle they are in, while the friend’s lists on Facebook control what you see.|
|You can opt out of those conversations where your friend sends a message to say over 30 people and they all reply to everyone, not just your friend. (For example, I know a lot of strangers’ mailing addresses now that my cousin’s wife requested them for her baby shower this way.)|
|Google Places (mobile, at least) is dead, losing out to services such as Foursquare, but you can still add your location (or not).Related post on Venture Beat: Foursquare wins major victory with death of Facebook Places|
Facebook has also changed the look of their photos with the background changing from black to white and the photo floating above the background rather than being a part of the page.
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