Everyone keeps making comments about Google+ as if it's an all-but-irrelevant social network. If that's the case, then why does Facebook seem to want to rip off its features?
First, Facebook briefly tested — then pulled — "Friends Nearby," an app that allows users to peruse the opted-in Facebook profiles of people within their general proximity...pretty much exactly like the G+ "Nearby" stream.
Now, Facebook has given users the ability to edit their comments
. Pretty sweet, right? Of course! We've all cringed a time or two at a misspelled word or a decidedly poor commenting decision. But now instead of deleting the comment and hoping no one noticed (but they always do) users can simply click the pencil to the upper right of the comment and edit it (the editing history is saved).
If this sounds familiar, that's because Google+ has always allowed users to edit their posts and comments.
So what's next? Video group chats that seem eerily like Google+ hangouts? A feed of "likes" without the commitment of friending? It will be interesting to find out. In the meantime, perhaps this teaches us that we shouldn't be so quick to write off Google+. Or, it proves Google+ is like a dead car that's good for little else besides parts.
What do you think of Facebook giving users the ability to edit comments?