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Time's up Facebook! Here comes Google+ Social network

By Abdul Nisar
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California, Jun 29: Time's up Facebook! Finally the web-search giant Google unveiled their giant Facebook-Killer. It's the beginning for a new war between Google and the world's largest social networking site Facebook. On Tuesday, Jun 28, Google announced the launch of a new social networking site dubbed as 'Google +' (pronounced as Google Plus). [Facebook got 25 million in 3 yrs, Google+ reaches in 1 month]

Google called its new social networking Google + as a new tool to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. The California-based company said it wants to make Google better by including user, their relationships and interests. [Think twice before you join Google+, You're being Watched!!]

"Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools. In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it," Google said in its blog.

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Basically, Google + is a similar project like Facebook that helps users to stay connected with their friends and loved ones. But, it seems like the Google + offers more options than its rival Facebook. In Google +, users can create their own +Circles, where they can share contents and posts to limited friends. The members in this group, for example colleagues, office staff, college mates etc, can only see the posts and links shared in the group.

Another feature is Google +Hangout that offers chat, voice chat and video chat options. It also brings live multi-person video chat. Another exciting feature is Google +Sparks that delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet.

Here are some of the new Features in Google +:

  • Circles – share content with various groups of friends, such as colleagues, family or classmates. In this way, you can share content relevant to that particular group of contacts.
  • Sparks – gather and enjoy content based on your interests and likes. Sparks will collect the content for you based on what you"re interested in, so that you always have a steady stream of content to enjoy and share.
  • Hangouts – connect with friends in a new and unique way. Instant Messengers don"t always fit the bill, but Google believes that Hangouts will. Google+ allows for fluid, enjoyable on-screen hangouts with your friends.
  • Mobile – Google+ will be fully integrated into your device, utilizing your phones basic functions (GPS, Camera, etc) to create an immersive mobile Google+ experience.

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