Friday, July 01, 2011

Google+ was launched this week with access given to just a few early adopters and their connections. I got an invite (thank you Kevin!) to try Google+ out, so I signed up to see what all the hype was about...

Only been using it for a few hours at this point and from what I've seen, it looks a lot like Facebook, with streaming updates of messages, photos and comments but it covers the privacy aspect, which is in my opinion a very important aspect that most people fail to take into consideration with Facebook.

Google+ is currently operating via a "field trial" and among the features that Google hopes will lure in users:

* Circles – It allows you to separate your various friends into different circles and makes it easy to share things exclusively only with each single circle, not everyone. That means your dad or your mom will not have to see the promiscuous photos of you that you share openly at your friend's wild party.

* Sparks - You can search for new friends by typing in a similar interest. The idea is to connect with people on topics that interest you both.

* Hangouts - Instead of just text chatting with friends, Google+ supports multi-user video conferencing in which up to 10 people can see and talk to one another. It encourages users to share content within groups, being able to watch a YouTube video together, at the same time, despite not being in the same room.

* Mobile – A Google+ app for Android includes instant photo and video uploading but there's no iPhone app yet.

Well, I think Google+ can succeed, if the execution is right and depends on how they plan to market their network to potential users too.

The project is by invitation only and I'm still trying to figure out how to invite people to Google +. *confused*

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foongpc said... @ 2/7/11 3:35 AM

:) :) :)

foongpc said... @ 2/7/11 3:37 AM

Invite me! Invite me!!! :-D

foongpc said... @ 2/7/11 3:37 AM

Wah! I think I like Google Plus oredy!! Never liked Facebook!

foongpc said... @ 2/7/11 3:50 AM

What?! No iPhone app yet? Boo hoo!!! :'(

foongpc said... @ 2/7/11 3:50 AM

I hope Google + will succeed and kick FB's ass!! Hahaha!! Good bye Facebook!!

Monica said... @ 2/7/11 5:50 AM

Panda! :)

Monica said... @ 2/7/11 5:57 AM

uh-oh they've stopped giving out invites for now due to excessive demand! :-E :-E

Mariuca said... @ 2/7/11 7:33 AM

=-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 2/7/11 7:33 AM

Morning Monica! I'm having a hot drink now! :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 2/7/11 7:33 AM

Yeah I would love to say Invite me but cant send out invites anymore right? :-E :-E

Mariuca said... @ 2/7/11 7:34 AM

Oh wel.. will just have to wait to find out what the hype is all abt I guess though I do like the sound of the privacy feature.. :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 2/7/11 7:35 AM

Have a great weekend and enjoy Transformers 3! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Acadia Einstein said... @ 2/7/11 9:45 AM

Friend me, woman!

Bella Enveeus said... @ 2/7/11 11:28 AM

Hi Mon! :-)

Bella Enveeus said... @ 2/7/11 11:30 AM

This Google + looks very interesting. It's just that the thought of opening a new account and then add new friends (from the ones I have in FB) is already enough to make me feel so so lazy.. hahaha.. But hope to see how this works and if it's better then FB, why not right?

Tekkaus said... @ 2/7/11 11:38 AM

I have received the invite too and I am loving it. Woohoo. :D

Tekkaus said... @ 2/7/11 11:39 AM

I wonder why they have stopped giving invitations. :(

aemy myrabell said... @ 2/7/11 10:43 PM

My friend did invite me, but I don't receive any email yet, I don't know what's going on. But I can see that Google+ is quite promising. Heard that it's gonna be a Facebook killer, and I think it will. I'm bored already with Facebook, need a new kind of social network & I think Google+ is the one ^^

aemy myrabell said... @ 2/7/11 10:44 PM

By the way, this is my blog: ^^

Jean said... @ 3/7/11 4:09 PM

hello mon!!! :* :* :* :*

Jean said... @ 3/7/11 4:10 PM

This new Google+ looks interesting! Might be the next FB! :)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 3/7/11 5:47 PM

8-) 8-) 8-)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 3/7/11 5:47 PM

Heya dearie! ;) ;)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 3/7/11 5:49 PM

Ohyea Google + ! :-D :-D I kinda like the simple interface for this! =-X

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 3/7/11 5:50 PM

Hehehe and was very happy there's apps for android! i think apple gonna wait or maybe will get charged since apple not working with Google. :-P :-P

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 3/7/11 5:51 PM

Can see people in my circle now quite active in Google+ too! wonder if itgonna kick fb out any soon. =-X =-X

LadyJava said... @ 3/7/11 8:25 PM

Very interesting Mon... but i guess we all have to wait to see what the buzz is all about after it's released to the masses ah..

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