What Is Google+?
4th August 2011
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Just when you thought that you had mastered Twitter and Facebook for your business – Google+ comes along!! 

So what’s it all about?

Google + is the search giant’s latest attempt to create a social network that rivals Facebook. Google launched Google+ on June 28, 2011.  In just three weeks, Google’s competitor to Facebook and Twitter has amassed more than 10 million users, and its users are sharing more than 1 billion pieces of content daily. It’s become a hotbed for early adopters, tech luminaries, marketers and businesses around the world.

The social network is a collection of different social products. These features include Stream (a newsfeed), Sparks (a recommendation engine), Hangouts (a video chat service), Huddle (a group texting service), Circles (a friend management service) and Photos.  More features such as Games and Questions are expected to launch in the near future.

Google chose the name Google+ because it wants Google+ to be “an extension of Google itself,”  It’s designed to be an improvement to all of Google, which is why the company also decided to change the iconic Google navigation bar to include a link to a user’s Google+ profile, as well as a new icon that displays how many notifications a user has received, much like how Facebook handles notifications.

For more information about social media marketing and how it can be used to help promote your business then speak to Suzanne Edgeley at Office Images on 07762 184156

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