Although Google’s ‘Circles’ has been recognized for modeling more selective sharing practices than those facilitated, at least initially, by Facebook, the company is abandoning the term and introducing a friend-discovery interface that is more like Facebook’s.
Although Google+ is shrouded in mystery, recent changes to the service might push Google’s social layer into the light. Google+ has half the population of Facebook, with 500 million users and counting. Using our analytics tool GPlusData, we examined the demographic makeup of the site to see who exactly is using Google+ and why.
Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group. “Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Google+, people are finding social networks useful for expanding their professional contact base, mining information that can help them in their careers, and showcasing their strengths and industry expertise.”
Some could say it is an out of the ordinary move for Google+ or others could say it makes sense. I find it rather interesting considering Google+ best feature is its Circles, which are managed by each user rather than as collaborative groups. So how come Google+ acquired Fridge?
Everyone is talking about Google+ right now and since more and more people are signing up and adding us to their circles each and every day, we thought there was no better time than now to put together a guide about all the features of Google’s new social network.
Google+ definitely brings a new methodology to the social networking arena. My first thought after taking the tour is the new platform will help me organize my friends and help me find content that interests me that I can share with others. I can take pictures and instantly upload them to my Google+ page, which is better than jumping through technical hoops. I look forward to the day when I can sign up.