Google + : A new way to connect and share information online

Sunday, July 3, 2011 , Posted by Anugrah Narain at 12:01 PM





 Long ago social networking was ruled by Myspace. Now,it has been completely shadowed by Facebook which has an estimated 750 million users. At present there is no social networking site that could challenge the dominance of facebook. Finally Google has confirmed that it is working on its own Social networking Website called Google+.

It will be very difficult for any new social networking site to attract user’s. But it seems google has a large fanbase and it is quite possible that it will generate the curiosity among people to try something new. Google + is not just social networking site it is simulation of your real world networking in online world and on top of that you don't have to worry about privacy issues with Google as you have already trusted Google with lots of other services.

Why Google +


Google + comes up with some of the features that we always wanted in Facebook but couldn't get. Don't you hate all these Facebook Scam you get on Facebook. Don't you go mad when a random friend adds you to a stupid group ? Don' you want a platform which is more secure and protect your online privacy. Try all new way of networking with Google Plus – same social sharing and connections but no more fiddling with user privacy. In Google Plus, your friends or followers will have to take prior permission from you, if they want you to tag in a photo or video. There is no Wall so the question of spam links and malicious apps being posted on your profile is burned to death.

Whats New in Google +

If you tag someone in a post, and share it only with him, none else can see it. Not even mutual friends. It has many interesting features including

1.Circles 
2.Hangouts
3.Sparks 
4.Huddle

·1.  Circles: How it works

     Sometimes we only want to connect with certain people at certain times, but online we hear from everyone in our friend list and that's why we often share less because of stage fright. To solve this problem we have Circles in Google+. A Circle is an identifier for the network you create and it is visible to you only. You can create as many circles as you want, and add friends to one or more circles that you have created. No one except you will be able to see the name and visibility of your Google Plus circles.


For example, Suppose you just got a friend request from a classmate , you  never talked to this person and the only reason you have to add this person because he is your classmate but now with Google + Circle,  you can create circles like  Good friends , Just friends etc and assign this new classmate of yours to a "Just friends" circle. In this way, he will be your friend but won't get any personal updates from you.

·  2. Hangouts: -

 

Hangouts can be used for starting conversions anytime, anywhere up to ten people using audio and video chat. With currently available social Networking websites: -

1.   You can ping everyone that’s “available,” but you’re bound to interrupt someone’s plans.
2.    It is also really awkward. When someone doesn't respond, you don't know if they’re just not there, or just not interested.
But not anymore because with Google + Hangout, you can start a conversions anytime, anywhere up to ten strange people using audio and video chat. A great feature if you are getting bored and want someone to talk.

·  3. Sparks: - 

     It is an online sharing engine which delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet. Here you can add your interests, and Google returns relevant content from across the web – and a few clicks will start a conversation about the link with the circles you choose. +Sparks is like the discussion groups of old. You type in a topic of something you love – cycling, food, wine, shoes – and then you share the information you’ve found. Other people, from around the world who share those same passions, can comment and create conversation around your topic. The +1 button is pretty prevalent in +Sparks; it’s used as the “like” button is on Facebook.

·  4. Huddle: -

 


Huddle will let you save from Hurdle. With the help of this feature you can text 20 friends at the same moment. A great feature if you are looking for a group meeting online or trying to get six different people to decide on a movie.

Like Google + Project:  Take a Tour Now


Be the first among your friends to have Google + profile: - Invite yourself Now



This new project seems to have the entire feature needed to take down Social networking Giant Facebook but time will only tell whether this new product from Google is just another Buzz or Wave, or is Google serious this time? Is it a Facebook killer?


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