Tuesday, 19 July 2011

What is Google +?

Google+ is the latest social media innovation for staying more connected & having more control of your information. It makes your life easier by adding some new ways of filtering the information you receive as well as the information you share.
It’s all part of the Google+ Project which obviously includes the thought of Google +1 which was already released.

What is Google+ 

What is Google+?

Google+ is actually a series of tools to help you stay connected with the people you care about and it includes a suite of comprehensive social tools to make your life easier and they’re called Circles, Hangouts, Huddle, & Sparks.

Google+ Circles

One of the really powerful things about the Google plus project is its ability to manage your social circle. One of the challenges with Facebook is that anyone your friends with can see anything you put on your wall. So it’s almost an all or nothing kind of thing.
The problem with this, is that in reality you share different kinds of information with the many different social circles in which you travel. It’s all about the way we relate to people. In the real world you relate different kinds of information to your family that you do your friends or coworkers.
The bottom line is you want to share the right information with the right people, and make it very easy to do so. Google’s website says “Circles make it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself – just like real life”.

Google+ Hangouts

One of the biggest things on the horizon for many social media companies is the ability to connect with people via video. Hangouts is where that happens on Google+. This one feature alone will blow most people away, as you will now be able to hang out with up to 10 of your friends in a video chat room… Where they have added more value is that they made it extremely easy to do this, so you don’t have to be a ‘geek’.
So gone are the days of endlessly texting back and forth. Now you can let your buddies know you’re hanging out and they can drop by and chat with you face-to-face up to 10 at a time.

Google+ Sparks

Everyone of us today is suffering from information overload. Many of us receive 100 or more e-mails every single day. It all gets kind of overloading. Google+ Sparks is sort of like your personal assistant who sits through all of your incoming article and video feeds online so you really only get the information you wanted to watch read or share.

Google+ Huddle

Texting has always been an amazing way to interact with busy people, but there’s a problem when you’re trying to communicate with multiple people at the same time. It gets very hectic texting back and forth several people at a time trying to make sure everybody stays up to date.
Huddle is the Google+ answer to keeping everyone in the loop via text. If you’re trying to get six friends to decide on which movie to watch, huddle groups all those conversations into one chat on one page and you can do it directly from your Android or iPhone.

Google+ Instant Upload

We all love to take pictures on our phone. It’s really an amazing convenience when you consider that you rarely have your camera with you at the right moment, but you almost always have your phone to take a quick picture.
Where many of us are challenged is when it comes to being able to take those photos off of our phone and share them with other people. For many it’s a technical nightmare or at the least it isn’t any fun. When I worked in tech support for one of the major cell phone companies, i can tell you that I took lots of calls from very frustrated customers who couldn’t figure out how to get the pictures off of their phone into their computer.
Instant upload gives you an incredibly easy way to share your photos and videos to your own private Google+ album. Then you just decide which circles to share with. Can everyone say “EASY EASY EASY”? Doesn’t that feel good?
Final Thoughts
Google+ represents some of the latest ways that Google is going social. But it’s not just about adding another “Me To” kind of social network. They are truly innovating the way it all works and making our lives easier. To me it represents many of the reasons Google owns the internet world. They deliver what people want and they make it easy to do.

For more information, watch this video below

By Joe Shaw in  http://familybusinesstips.com

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  1. Anonymous19 July, 2011

    I hope this time around Google+ works out..Because their first attempt was a failure..

  2. quite cool.. but no friends there, so dont use much :P