The plus means better!
June 28, 2011 11:28 AM Subscribe
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Last night Google quietly rolled out Google+
to a limited beta release. Unified across all Google sites, Google+
is the company's latest and perhaps most serious attempt to enter the social networking space. As Facebook surpasses Google in some key user metrics, Google's efforts may already be too late
The single most recognizable new feature of Google+ is a black taskbar, coming soon to every Google site, which unifies the social sharing process. The other primary features of Google+ are:
A group management system that organizes contacts into groups to optimize sharing. What's new about this system is that the UI is "as pleasant as possible" and allows for a high level of privacy control.
"A sharing engine;" Users "enter an interest you have and Google goes out and finds elements on the web that they think you’ll care about. These can be links to blog posts, videos, books — anything that Google searches for. If you find something you like, you can click on an item to add it to your interest list (where it will stay for you to quickly refer to anytime you want)."
"A group messaging app that works across Android, iPhone, and SMS to allow you to communicate with the people in certain Circles."
A way to let others in your circles know that you are interested and available for a video chat.