Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Google+ Project Takes on Facebook

Today, Google unveiled the Google+ project. It's similar to Facebook in some ways with some nice additional enhancements. One of the nicest features (which technically you can do with Facebook but it's not as easy to do) is Google+ allows users to create "circles" which are separate groups of people. Users can then post circle updates that members of that circle can see.

Another nice feature called "Hangouts," allows users to connect with friends using multiperson video.

Google+ can also be setup to automatically upload mobile photos into the cloud so you can easily move them from device to device.

Here's a short introductory video from Google on the project demo'ing some of the features.

Google+ is in limited Field Trial right now and is being tested with a small number of people. You can leave your email address here and they'll make sure you're the first to know when they're ready to invite more people. Get more information on the Official Google Blog and take a tour
I like what I see so far.

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