[the complete guide] The G+ (Google +)

The Google+

The new Google+ will change the way sharing on the web like sharing in real life. In one go it looks another social media tool in the play ground but when I started working on the tool I was amazed to see the way it works.

Google + came with some interesting features like  + CIRCLES / + SPARKS / + HANGOUTS / + HUDDLE . However Google + is in a trial basis but I wish that this should behave like GOOGLE WAVE.

In just 3 weeks of it’s launching it is giving the tight competition to Facebook & Twitter. However Google + isn’t easy to understand and work. It contains lots of features like CIRCLES / SPARKS / HANGOUTS / HUDDLE which can confuses the users. Even advance users get confused with the features realased by G+.

SOME FACTS – However we should not forgot the biggest success in internet history which is ORKUT & YOU TUBE. Another fact is that we should also remember the biggest flops given by Google is BUZZ and GOOGLE WAVE.

Now I ask one question with myself only that why the hell I should waste my time to create the account on G+…

  • The clear UI. (User Interface). Google also integrates its other cloud products like Google Docs, Calender, Reader.
  • Level of engagement is high. The relationship between two people should not be visible completely. There should be some privacy.
  • I am using Facebook from year 2006, and I have seen many changes in the social media networking. But now I want something more….
  • I had a big friend & professional circle – video chat with more than 2 people.. amazing.. G+ hangouts.
Let’s talk about some of the power pack features of Google+
** CIRCLES – Understanding Circles is essential to mastering Google+. The search giant has opted not to let you simply “friend” your friends, like you do on Facebook, or “follow” different people as you would on Twitter. Instead, Google+ gives you more control over who sees your content.
Circles allows users to drag-and-drop their friends into different friend groups, which categorizes them.

** STREAM AND SHARING CONTENT – 
Updating your status is a snap — all you need to do is type some content in the “Share” box at the top of your stream and choose who to share it with.  In addition to text, you can share photos, videos, links and your location. Like Facebook, Google+ automatically detects the content of the links you share and allows you to choose a thumbnail from that link. – In short a power of FACEBOOK and TWITTER combined.

** SPARKS –
HowZZ ThaT !! Now what to share 1st on G+. Google every topic that suits you. But you can find out anything what suits you.

** HANGOUTS –
The killer app is here by G+. I believe the most strong feature available on net. It’s a big revolution – THE GROUP CHAT.. Maximum of 10 people can do video chat together. So check your hair and make sure your mic works…

** PHOTOS – G+ comes with a fully-built photo albums product, powered by the technology behind Picasa (also owned by Google). Well all I can say complete copy of Facebook photo tool…. copy cats.

** PRIVACY –
Profile and Privacy Tab is where can really dig deep into your privacy settings.

** MOBILE –
All I can say poor, I am still waiting for the activation code to enable it on my cell… So still waiting to figure out how it works on cell.
Hope this article helps you to learn bit about Google +….
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About smattey

Sumit Mattey is the Leader, Cloud Technologist & Evangelist, Husband, Father and Fun Loving person. Currently working as - PROJECT MANAGER, R Systems Int'l Ltd.(Salesforce) Not simply defined by his career, Sumit lives with his family (whom he loves so much). He is an avid movie buff, a big book worm, a lover of food and beverage. While his schedule has not been forgiving as he'd like, he also enjoys doing photography with great outdoors and tries to hunt as often as possible.
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