What is making waves and creating lot of buzz is none other than Google’s latest attempt at breaking Facebook’s dominance over social networking. As with all Google products its in beta and its unlikely it would shed that tag anytime soon. Let’s dive directly into what Google+ is , what its features are and why its here to stay whether you like it or not.
Google+ aims to be facebook but not quite. It’s primary features currently which are the selling points are –
It allows one to create and manage their contacts in respective groups so as to ensure privacy and relevance of what they share with whom. Also one aspect which people are overlooking are that it is a potential threat to Twitter which is exactly why the Following group exists.
It allows you to search up on topics of your choice and then you could share them if you like. It saves you from going hunting for information to share.
Group Chat . Self Explanatory.
Video conference with upto 10 people with an added ability chat and watch youtube videos. The gamechanger here being that skype offers a similar feature but for a price whereas Google does it for free.
The general experience so far has been great with Google+ but lonely as it would be time before all your friends are over. At the moment they are trickling in.
The future for Google+ is very encouraging since whether we like it or hate , we can’t avoid it..not with the black bar at top following us wherever we go be it Gmail or just normal search. What Google has at disposal Facebook can’t compete with, it already has Google Groups to integrate as Groups , Google Calendar to integrate events , Gmail/Gtalk integrated messages and with questions and games already in pipeline, we can be assured that this is just the start a pretty good one at that!