Google Plus, or G+, is a social network and identity service from Google. The service has started as a closed beta in June of 2011. G+ features "Circles", which is a convenient way to group contacts and "Hangouts", which are virtual places where people users can gather in the form of a webcast. Many consider Hangouts to be an alternative to paid multi-party video conferencing services. G+ continues to grow rapidly and it is estimated that within a year, almost one quarter of the adult U.S population will have a G+ account. (last updated on 12/21/2011)'/>

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or Google Plus, or G+, is a social network and identity service from Google. The service has started as a closed beta in June of 2011. G+ features "Circles", which is a convenient way to group contacts and "Hangouts", which are virtual places where people users can gather in the form of a webcast. Many consider Hangouts to be an alternative to paid multi-party video conferencing services. G+ continues to grow rapidly and it is estimated that within a year, almost one quarter of the adult U.S population will have a G+ account. (last updated on 12/21/2011)

Google+ focus means Buzz will be axed

10/17/2011, Google’s foray into the world of social networking started off with Buzz, but that somehow failed to take off, and I would suppose with all the experience they gained in the process of delivering Buzz, they would have learnt a thing or two –...

Google+ updates privacy options for sharing posts

10/05/2011, Folks who are using Google+ would’ve noticed a new feature for sharing posts on the social network, but for those of you who don’t; the service now lets users disable comments and lock posts before sharing to the Google+ stream. Talk about...

Google+ users hit 50 million mark

09/26/2011, In just less than a week after Google opened up the doors of their own social network, Google+, to the world, it seems that the growth has proved to be phenomenal. According to Paul Allen (unofficial statistician for Google+), Google+ has already achieved...

Google+ now open to everybody

09/20/2011, Great news for those of you who still haven’t gotten an invite to Google+ yet – Google has just announced that as of today, everybody can now have an account on the social network without an invitation. The service which has been in a testing...

Google +Snippets now works with Google Maps

09/14/2011, Google’s recently launched +Snippets service gives users the ability to quickly and easily share content found on the internet with their friends on Google+. Starting today, Google has increased the functionality of +Snippets by making it available...

83% of Google+ users are inactive [study]

08/19/2011, How many of you have a Google+ account? How many of you actually use it on a daily basis? If you say not often – don’t worry, because you’re not alone. According to recent data compiled by Bime Analytics that performed a voluntary sample of...

Google+ Hangout lets users watch YouTube videos together

08/19/2011, While Google+ might be just a poor imitation of Facebook to some people, Google is taking steps to differentiate its service by adding features that the other doesn’t have. One new feature that will no doubt be a popular tool amongst friends who...

Google+ improves invitation system

08/05/2011, Google+ hasn’t been out for a long time and it has already been reported to have hit 18 million users last month, but a lot of users still don’t have all their friends on the service yet. One of the drawbacks to the current invitation system is...

Google+ for Windows Phone might arrive this week

07/21/2011, The Google+ phenomenon of a social network experiment does not seem to be stopping anytime soon, having already surpassed the 18,000,000 figure in less than a month – leading some people to wonder whether Google+ is the new Facebook. Well, Windows...

Google+ ads on Facebook banned

07/19/2011, Many years from now, when your kids have all grown up and shipped off to university, keeping in touch with you with the spawn of Twitter, you will be chatting with the rest of your mates about how the social networking landscape was like two decades ago....

Violate Google+ rules, get booted out of all Google services

07/14/2011, There are rules in life, and some rules you can bend, while others are broken. For those who love being rebellious and enjoy testing the boundaries of the rulebook, beware – the Google+ social network is said to have a collection of rules and...

Google+ ready to hit 20 million users this weekend?

07/12/2011, Whether you like it or not, Facebook executives must be quaking in their boots, wondering whether Internet search giant Google’s Google+ social network might just eat into Facebook’s 750 million plus user pie. Google+ might be a potential...

Google+ hardware button set to hit Android smartphones?

07/11/2011, Remember the HTC Status that is available over at AT&T which sports a dedicated Facebook button? The social network wars heat up all the more on mobile platforms, with rumors of the Google+ hardware button making its way to future Android smartphones....