SocialGoogle Tries (Again) to Get Social With Google+ Project
Google Tries (Again) to Get Social With Google+ Project
Google finally has revealed their plans for a social product called Google+ – the same social project Google has been denying repeatedly for the past year. The invite-only platform is in testing, but here are the major features Google has unveiled.
The wait is over. Google finally came out with their plans for a social product called Google+ (pronounced Google Plus). This is the same social network project that Google has beendenyingrepeatedly for quite some time.
Interestingly, this launch occurs nearly one year to the day since Kevin Rose tweeted about the impending arrival of Google Me, a Facebook social network competitor (later backed up by former Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo) and follows months of leaked code names (remember Emerald Sea?) and screenshots.
Technically, according to Google, Google+ isn’t a social network. It is an ongoing social project that combines numerous social services into a convenient collection.
One of the biggest features Google is touting is what they’re calling +Circles. Originally thought to be the name of the social network, itself. The Circles feature is Google’s way of differentiating themselves from Facebook. It allows you to group your online connections, so as not to share everything with everyone. You may choose with whom you wish to share your posts.
Calling the concept of posting to all of your online friends “sloppy,” Google wants to showcase your ability to choose your circles of friends. This is similar to Facebook’s lists feature, yet distinctively different and more robust.
+Sparks are a feature that Google hopes will act as an icebreaker of sorts to inspire people to share with others. You select a set of interests and get a feed of content based by Google’s new Sparks “sharing engine.”
+Hangouts will become an online set of live communications tools for real-time chatting. It will incorporate live, multi-person video chatting for up to 10 people, as well as traditional instant messages.
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