Facebook held a highly publicized press event, in which its executives—including CEO Mark Zuckerberg—took to a stage and explained the updates. Google+ published a short blog post about its changes written by a product manager.
Zuckerberg and his cohorts earned tons of press, as prognosticators considered the cultural implications of the company’s update to its news feed. Google+ was a footnote on tech blogs.
Despite a report from January that said Google+ is the second largest social network globally, Facebook continues to dwarf its competition, drawing roughly twice the number of active monthly users.
Despite the lopsided rollouts and numbers, Google+’s changes, which affect both brand pages and personal profiles, are important to companies that invest time and resources in the social network. The updates will roll out gradually; to see if your page has received the update, click here.