Google today Unvieled biggest step in Social networking space by launching a competitor to Facebook. Company introduced Google+ project (don’t mistake it with Google +1).
One major difference between Google+ (Google plus) is that you can communicate to your friends in selected groups. In an Official Statement Bradley Horowitz, a vice president of product management at Google said “In real life, we have walls and windows and I can speak to you knowing who’s in the room, but in the online world, you get to a ‘Share’ box and you share with the whole world”.
Google+ project primarily consists of four main elements including
This new service looks to be revolving around a toolbar and new ‘Google Circles’ where user can share share different things with different people. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from one birthday party in one circle, your office contacts in another, and a different circle for your family.
Video chat has always been an attraction for friends and family to share and hence the approach taken by Google here makes lot of sense. Hangout lets friends notify each other that they’re willing to chat from anywhere, It will also notify other members of the circle incase a chat starts in a circle.
Similar to you sharing stories on facebook, Google has planned for sparks where you can intiate a spark by starting a thread of interest in a circle.
This is only to available to Android users as of now, Using this application users can tag posts to the Google+ page with your geo-location, Once you have added the picture to your Google+ page you can share it with your circles in realtime.
Below are few videos by Google where they give a quick look at the new Google+ project
So Folks, what do you think, Will Google be able to take a pie of Social networking or they will become the leader by overcoming the privacy issues of Facebook? Please Let us know what you think about this.
You can also check further details of the project at the following link the Google+ project