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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Google+ Phenomenon

Location: Newcastle, NSW. Australia. Newcastle NSW, Australia


So far, I am impressed with Google+, and use it often. I've invited some of my friends, and associates to join, and I've started following some people who should know a lot more than me about it, like specific Google personnel. I still get confused as to what I post to my 'Stream', though. I am always asking myself, "... am I confusing Twitters, with Pluses?"


I don't (won't) use Facebook, so it's either Twitter, or G+ for me, and on the face of it, they can be confusing in one way - that of 'Stream'. I'm working on which suits me best, and what I am going to get out of either. That's one of the best things about choice. I have been so busy over the last week, reading reports and posts by the 'techie-type' pundits, like Pete Cashmore, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, and others.

It seems nearly everyone has gone G+ crazy. In fact, over 20 millions of people are now Circling the wagons, so to speak - Circles being specific terminology of G+. Take the Tour, and see!

The growth, as mentioned above, has been absolutely phenomenal, as also borne-out in this graph-image:


Once you join, you'll see various features which set G+ aside from other platforms of the Social Network ilk. A couple of features that I like are the ability to isolate posts to be read only by certain circles, and the picture uploading and management of albums. Be surprised - have a look. Of course, there's also the blending of Search and Social !

I don't intend, at this stage, writing much on Google+, because I am interested in Blogger. There's enough topics there to keep an old reprobate like me, busy, however, I urge you to make your own decisions about Google+, but, please, don't think it's another Facebook, because, IMHO, it is far from being that!



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