The New Google+ Project – Google’s Social Layer

Google now, for a long time has been trying to gather some attention in the social networking arena. With the tremendous growth of Facebook, Google’s own kid Orkut didn’t stand a chance against the Phenomenal growth of Facebook. Now Google is trying again to make a mark in social interaction and it has come up with the Google+ project.

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So what is this Google+ all about ? Google+ adds a social layer to the web, which will make sharing and connecting with friends as hassle-free as in real life. It tries to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software by making us, the consumers, the main parameter for its social weaving.

As of now, Google has said a few thing about how Google+ would function. let us take a closer look at them.

#1 Circles

You share different things with different people. But sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself, just like real life.

#2 Sparks

Remember when your Grandpa used to cut articles out of the paper and send them to you? That was nice. That’s kind of what Sparks does: looks for videos and articles it thinks you’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something to watch, read, and share. Grandpa would approve.

#3 Hangouts

Bumping into friends while you’re out and about is one of the best parts of going out and about. With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for the first time. Let buddies know you’re hanging out and see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat. Until Google perfects teleportation, it’s the next best thing.

#4 Instant Upload

Taking photos is fun. Sharing photos is fun. Getting photos off your phone and on to the web is pretty much the opposite of fun. That’s why we created Instant Upload: so that from now on, your photos upload themselves. You don’t even have to say ‘cheese’. Obviously this is for mobile devices only.

#5 Huddle

Texting is great, but not when you’re trying get six different people to decide on a movie. Huddle takes care of it by turning all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page long before thumbs get sore.

So this is what Google+ is all about. Sharing and connecting with ease. Google hopes to come up with an intuitive Google+ that will transform our social interactions. Let’s hope for the best. As of now Google+ is available only on invite basis. So you need to wait till you get one. Or Apply for one here.

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