12 Most Enchanting Features of Google+

12 Most Enchanting Features of Google+

Special thanks to Guy Kawasaki for writing a guest post for 12 Most and being a supporter of our efforts here! 12 Most highly recommends reading Enchantment if you haven’t yet. Check out the Enchantment Facebook Page. We are enchanted Mr. Kawasaki!


1. It’s magnificent competition for Twitter and Facebook

—even if both organizations don’t want to admit this.

2. You can edit your posts and comments after publishing them.

I edit approximately 90% of the posts that I make.


3. Pictures are large and visible—not thumbnails or merely links.

Unless I’m including a video, every post that I make includes a picture.


4. Amassing followers is an even playing field.

Unlike the Twitter Suggested Loser List, everybody (even celebs and Twitter investors) has to earn their followers.


5. The community writes Chrome extensions to fix shortcomings.

My favorites are: G+Me, Replies and more, and Usability Boost.

6. When you block someone, you’re really getting rid of the bastard.


7. When you mention people, they are likely to get notification—you’re not just hoping they see the mention.


8. No one has asked me to circle them yet compared to the dozens of requests that I get every day on Twitter.


9. It’s fun to watch Google smack down people who violate its terms of use.

What other company has the balls take on Mashable and TechCrunch?


10. Watching Robert Scoble post is like watching Joshua Bell play the violin.

And I don’t even like classical music.


11. It shows that Apple is one social-media phenomenon behind.

Again. Apple should just admit that it’s anti-social and focus on great hardware.


12. It illustrates the power of perseverance: Google+ is to Buzz what Macintosh is to Lisa.

Part of success is never admitting defeat.

+ a bonus because I like to over-deliver:

The irony that Mark Zuckerberg has the most followers on Google+ cracks me up every time I check the statistics.

You can find Guy at Google +!

Artwork provided by Guy Kawasaki, +Yiying Lu is the artist.


Guy Kawasaki


Guy Kawasaki is a founding partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at Garage Technology Ventures. He is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of twelve books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Guy's latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book, shares his love of writing and gives the steps to self-publish your own book. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

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