Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter compared in an infographic (english version)

18 luglio 2011

Yesterday I made and published a simple infographic to compare the different ways in which Google+, Facebook and Twitter let the user build relationships and share contents.

One of the most interesting things I noticed in Google+, a truly differentiating characteristic, is the fluidity. Let’s make an example: I usually write in italian and speak with italian counterpart, and I do that on my blog, on facebook, on twitter, on friendfeed. The reason is that I’m italian and so are both the stakeholders I address and the context I live and work in.

That said, with Google+ something seems to have changed: in the last days several non-italian experts have added me to their circles. Probably this is partly because we’re still a few on Google+, and so it’s normal to pay attention to people with whom we wouldn’t usually interact. Anyway I think it’s important that Goolge+ promotes a fluidity and openness that other Social Network Sites did not make possible (at least in my case).

Yesterday some of my “new” contacts asked for an english version of the infographic. So, for this reason this blog sees his first post in English:¬†the translated Infographic. Excuse me, blame Google!

(Click to enlarge)

French Versione here. Thanks to Yohanne Legrand!

Comments (55) Add yours ↓
  1. Sophie

    hi Stefano,
    for the part “content i publish”, for G+; i’m not sure of it: what if you publish to “public mode” ?
    same for the part “i will see”, you can read posts of people who didn’t add you in their circles.
    Let me know if i’m wrong.
    rgds Sophie

    22 luglio 2011
  2. Nico


    25 luglio 2011
  3. Stefano Epifani

    Google+, Facebook and Twitter supports “public mode”. If you public in public mode your contents are visible to everyone that goes to your profile. :)

    25 luglio 2011
  4. Stefano Epifani

    Nico, Lists in Twitter are visualization filter.

    25 luglio 2011
  5. Beat Döbeli Honegger

    I don’t fully agree with your twitter statments: Everything I publish on twitter is public. I can also follow hashtags instead of users. Personally I don’t follow anybody, but have several hashtag-searches installed.

    27 luglio 2011
  6. bT!NA

    Your infografic is very interesting and shows important differences between the three social networks. I’ve linked you and your Blog-posting to my private blog; your infografic with your copyright.
    Thank you very much for that good content!
    Regards, bT!NA

    27 luglio 2011
  7. Stefano Epifani

    @Beat Döbeli Honegger
    Beat why do you disagree? I said that twitter can be private or public. :-(

    27 luglio 2011
  8. Stefano Epifani

    Thanks so much bT!NA!

    27 luglio 2011
  9. Beat Döbeli Honegger

    @Stefano Because in the last two lines you write

    - “Contents I publish … will be visible to my followers” (and to everbody else if it is a public profile)

    - “I will see … what the people I follow are publishing” (or what I am searching (by hashtags or otherwise))

    27 luglio 2011
  10. YLegrand


    I really like this simple but effective infographic. I wonder I you where agree if I design the french version based on yours (providing copyrights & url of course) for my own blog ?

    Have a nice evening

    29 luglio 2011
  11. Stefano Epifani

    @Beat Döbeli Honegger
    OK, now i understand what you mean. :)

    3 agosto 2011
  12. Stefano Epifani

    I’d be happy! You’ll need the source?

    3 agosto 2011
  13. YLegrand

    I was planning to design it differently, but if you can provide the source I’ll gain some time :) I guess you still have my email address included in this post ?

    3 agosto 2011
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