What is Google+?
I’m sure you’ve heard of it.
Mashable can’t stop talking about it.
People run to find invites for it.
It’s called Google+.
If you were like me and was not fully aware of what Google+ was trying to accomplish, I will attempt to make everything a little more clear.
Basically, Google+ is supposed to be the alternative to Facebook.
Google makes no secret of that.
According to Google, The Google+ project aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life.
In real life, you share certain things with close friends and family that you wouldn’t share with co-workers or mere acquaintences. Google+ allows you to place your contacts into circles. These circles consist of:
- People you follow
- Create your own circle
Hangouts allow you to share unplanned, face-to-face web chats with your chosen circle.
We like to be fed information that is relevant. By adding sparks, Google+ shares content based on your likes.
If you are into fashion, you can add a spark called “fashion” and content related to that will appear on your account.
A huddle allows text to a group of your friends within Google+.
You can make plans with your group without having to type the same message over and over. You huddle up with your friends and chat within the group.
So basically Google+ is here to improve on the art of sharing in social media.
It starts where Facebook left off and allows it’s members to expand and direct their sharing.
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