Why is Facebook’s feature that locates nearby users of the service generating so much skepticism while Google Plus already has this feature? Is it pre-release confusion about privacy?
Even when Fb Places was released there was skepticism even about legality of place check in
Maybe is the group who have joined and use Google+ more open and use it in another way than facebook user do
I think you are exactly right. People are always seeing their privacy going away more and more. There was the same skepticism when Google put theirs out, too. I would be willing to bet that the uproar will die down after people start using it and then forget about it.
It's also notable that Google Plus isn't as big as Facebook, so people see using the service as optional. Many think of Facebook as mandatory at this point, and as such get more worked up about it.