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Last week we asked you to choose which phone you’d rather have, the iPhone 5s or the Nexus 5 iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] You wake up in the morning, and a smartphone fairy presents you with a choice. You can either have the iPhone 5s or the Nexus 5, for free. Which phone would you choose? Read More . We expected a close call. We couldn’t have been further off the mark.

With 1,894 votes in, the results speak for themselves. 27% of the voters would rather have an iPhone 5s, while a full 73% would rather have the Nexus 5. What do you think these results mean for Apple and Google’s future?

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

As promised, this week we have two best comments, both of them win an awesome MakeUseOf t-shirt! Check out last week’s best comment for the iPhone by Graylin G iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] You wake up in the morning, and a smartphone fairy presents you with a choice. You can either have the iPhone 5s or the Nexus 5, for free. Which phone would you choose? Read More , and the best comment for the Nexus by Paul Harris iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] You wake up in the morning, and a smartphone fairy presents you with a choice. You can either have the iPhone 5s or the Nexus 5, for free. Which phone would you choose? Read More . Congratulations to both of them!


This week’s poll question is: How Many Friends Do You Have On Google+?


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Facebook or Google+? Who will own the future? While Google+ is still trailing behind Facebook in terms of number of active users, it’s gaining all the time. Before we know it, Google+ just could be the social network everyone is using. Or could it?

Two months ago, we asked you how many friends you have on Facebook How Many Friends Do You Have On Facebook? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Friends Do You Have On Facebook? [MakeUseOf Poll] Some people use Facebook just for close friends, some people use it exclusively for people they've met in person, and some use it to actually meet new people, adding friends they've never met before. Some... Read More . It’s now Google+’s turn. Google+ is different from Facebook in that it works with circles, so when answering this poll, please specify the number of people you have in your circles (not the number of people who have you in circles). The winning figure on Facebook was 100-300, how will it go for Google+?

What’s your policy regarding adding people to your circles? Do you add only people you know? Anyone you find interesting? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Guest
    January 24, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I have zero friends, period. Online or off. :-(

  2. Pinky
    November 13, 2013 at 6:43 am

    A few days ago I would have answered the question of how many friends I had on Google+ as zero (0) as I did not use the service and had no interest in using the service. I'm using Google+ now though because I was bullied into if I wanted to use YouTube. All I do on YouTube is watch videos and make (civil) comments. I have never posted a video since I find it a waste of time to compete with the wonderful talent I find on YouTube. I am a consumer of videos. Now I can not get my YouTube or Google+ account to act correctly, I am unable to make comments and I am very frustrated with Google. Why did Google have to foul this up so much?

    • Guest
      January 24, 2014 at 3:37 am

      What "wonderful" talent on YouTube? Justin Bieber and Family Guy?

  3. SirWolf
    November 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I do not have any friends on Google+. I do not use Google+ and now that they are trying to FORCE me to use it I can assure them that I will make it my mission to NEVER use it. I do not know who their software engineers are, nor who conceived of this idea but BOTH should be FIRED forthwith and consigned to the ninth circle of hell! Google+/You Tube is the buggiest and most obnoxious piece of refuse ever conceived of. Let me put it succinctly ...I would rather close ALL of my accounts than EVER try and use this piece of trash! QUIT messing with You Tube! Google bought a working system and then broke it....repeatedly, and I'm tired of all the headaches.. I HAD planned on becoming a major uploader/ You tube more. Who needs this kind of headache? Not me I can assure you. You Tube may be the biggest video site out there but it is NOT the only one and should this continue it will go the way of every other business that refuses to listen to their customers.....
    There was absolutely NO need for a "NEW AND IMPROVED" You Tube. "New and Improved" is not improved if it doesn't work and Google+/You Tube doesn't work., Why does it even NEED to work together? The answer is simply that it doesn't. I am HIGHLY insulted that Google feels the need to force this on me.

    • GoogleAstroturfing
      November 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

      AtheneWins exposed that Google+ astroturfing. Kev Q, Ismael R are from Google marketing. He is paid to shill positive comments about Google+ on YouTube and blogs. Sad what Google will do to make their fail social network popular.

  4. Robert O
    November 12, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Zero. As others have commented here, I felt that I was forced to sign up for Google+ to use their other services, such as Youtube, which wasn't even a Google-affiliated service when I first started using it.

    I purposely keep the Google+ account minimalistic, with no friends or interests listed. Google+ might be a fine social media service, but I totally resent being bullied into signing up for it, and feel it's a totally intrusive move by Google. The account is merely a placeholder so I can use my Youtube account.

  5. PaidGoogleShill
    November 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Anyone claiming Google+ is not dead is one of the only 1000 Google shills using it. I know no one who uses Google+ or want to use it. Google+ is a failure and completely a ghost town filled with Google ass kissing bots programmed to like anything Google puts out.

  6. pepepepe
    November 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    What's with all this Google stuff in makeuseof lately?
    I read on another article someone asking if you're being payed by google. It certainly looks like it.

  7. David
    November 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Also, I like the Google+ integration with GMail. You can view your feeds & responses from others in GMail.

    FB has some integration with your chosen external email account, but only for notification when you're tagged or mentioned. Nothing for general activity feeds. Or when someone responds without tagging/mentioning you.

  8. David
    November 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    My Google+ profile leans towards software development/developers since quite a few developers are on it (and via Google Code user account integration). FB is my more general purpose account.

    It's nice to find groups, etc. that exist on both FB and Google+, so you can catch feeds on either, but some are only on one & not the other, and some update more faster on one (FB) first than the other.

  9. Robert M
    November 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I have been consistently trying to get more of my friends to move over to G+, but as expected, they don't want to because "all their friends are on FB." So, instead of them trying to get their friends to move, they just stay put. I call it laziness more than anything because G+ isn't that hard to use, and I distinctly remember many of my FB friends complaining about how hard FB was at first. It simply boils down to people don't like change. Period. Unless it is forced on them.

    Between the two, I "know" more people on FB, but G+ has a higher volume of people that share my specific interests thanks in large part to Circles and how they work. Circles help wrangle people into categories of interests, which in turn allows me to share with people that care about what I'm sharing, and vice versa. FB is more of a platform I am forced to use because the people I know in real life are not willing to make the move.

  10. Daniel E
    November 11, 2013 at 6:39 am

    On the overwhelming preference of the Nexus over the iPhone — that's to be expected, given the more techie orientation of MUo visitors.

    As to Google Plus, I have about 110 in my circles, not all of them Friends Before FaceBook (FBFB), i.e., I've met only maybe half of them before G+ even came around. And in fact, some of them I don't even know at all, just that I find them interesting enough to follow (see below). The small number is to be expected, again because not all of my friends are techie.

    Whenever a Pluser adds me to one of his circles (most likely, Following), I first check out his profile and posts. If he looks like a fellow techie (e.g., a programmer or a mobile computing enthusiast), or otherwise someone with the same or similar interests, I'm likely to follow him back. If he looks like a marketer, I don't.

    One reason I prefer G+ to FB is that Plusers are, as a whole, much more mature than Facebookers. To start with, I hardly find anyone using SMS shortcuts on G+, whereas they're taken to a whole new level on FB. And on the technical forums, I find the level of discussion deeper on G+.

    In that regard, I suspect that most forums on FB were set up as an afterthought by their admins — i.e., they joined FB, probably because their friends and family were there, they discovered that some of their colleagues were on as well, so they set up a forum. Then, they invited their other colleagues to FB so they could join the forum as well. The latter were not likely to have joined FB otherwise.

    Then of course, friends I add to G+ without hesitation

    I read somewhere (maybe on MUO?) that Facebook is about relationships, Google+ is about passions. My own experience with both social networks validates that assessment

  11. Zoran N
    November 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I have few friends on G+, but only because I was forced by Google to join G+.

    I add those friends to test G+, but none of them is really using it :)

    So, I can say that my answer is "Less than 20, but I don't use or care about G+"

  12. Donny
    November 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Zero. I don't want a dead social network linked to my YouTube!!! I want only YouTube! Google plus is proven to be the biggest failure, thats why they are forcing it on to everyone. Still I won't use it. I hope they change it back to the old comment system! I'm tired of Google's nonsense! I am leaving their ecosystem.

    • Kev Q
      November 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Google+ is actually a very dynamic social network, with many, many active users. The "Circling" feature is very useful, as you get to view only what interests you in your feed.

      The thing with G+ is that you get out what you put in, if you're prepared to put in some time, it's a superb experience that can't be matched by either FB or Twitter. I actually Google+ more than FB and Twitter combined. It's also responsible for thousands of referrals to my website every month.

      G+ is far from "a dead social network", and it certainly isn't a failure.

    • me
      November 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      agree, but for me its not because its a dead social network, but the fact that google start to "do evil" with planrights to use any of my post to ads.... i have not post anything on social media since....

    • Ismael R
      November 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      While I don't agree with your opinion about the comment system, I can understand your frustration...everyone has their own preferences...but I'd do some homework on the service before you try to claim G+ to be a dead social network. It may be behind Facebook in terms of user-counts, but it's ahead of all the rest...even Twitter, as of a few months ago.

    • Steve Yegge
      November 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Active users meaning forced users? Every time you login to YouTube asks you to use your real name, then creates you Google+ profile for you. 500-1000 +1 is the max on a popular post. Not active at all, just bunch of Google employees using this massive flop. Kev Q, Back when Google+ was released, Steve Yegge a Google engineer called Google Plus a complete failure. He was so right! Google Plus will always be a massive failure. No one wants another social network.

  13. thos haley
    November 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I have absolutely no friends or contacts on google+. The only reason I have anything to do with it is because I was forced by google and feedly rss to sign up so I could access my feedly account. I'm not sure if this qualifys as being extorted, 'being forced to join an entity I have no use for or no belief in'; however, I do get to use my rss feed. Little compensation into being coerced into putting my name on something I do not support.

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