Google plus is the new and much-awaited social network from the search giant. This was also termed as a Facebook-Killer etc. Let’s look inside and see what Google Plus offers.
Circles – You can add a group of friends into a circle like a Family, Work etc. Having circles would let you select and share selectively. If you’re a school teacher, you should create a different group for your students for your party friends. This way you can share your “Drunken Night” photos with the appropriate audience.
Stream – Like your regular Facebook or Twitter Timeline, where you can see what your friends shared with you and comment/re-share them too. You can also post pictures/videos/links and also your location.
Sparks – All the news about the topics you’re interested in one place. If you’re below 20 or a geek – you probably don’t care much about this anyway.
Hangouts – Video Chat Baby!! You can now group video chat with your friends. Of course if you don’t have a webcam, you could use it to voice chat with your friends. I know that group video chatting has been there for ages – So were touch screens phones before the iPhone set new standard.
What we Love
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We believe this definitely is a strong competitor to Facebook, but it’ll take time for people to move away from Facebook (like they eventually did with Orkut). Let there be less spam.
How to get a Google+ Invite?
At the moment, email invitations are not yet enabled temporarily disabled. Your best bet would be to contact a friend who works at Google. (also don’t pester them). If Google does hand out invites – we’ll do our best to give them to our loyal readers.
UPDATE1 – As per Vic Gundotra, Google’s social networking boss – They’ve shutdown new invites for some more time owing to high demand.
UPDATE2 – We’ve learnt a sleazy trick to get a Google+ invite. (Thanks Neil), Here you go
How to disable email notifications?
If you’re fed up of notifications and also emails for those notifications, go here and disable them.
Let us know what you like and hate about Google Plus too.
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