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 +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 forked out $585 million for Google+?

07/01/2011, Industry analysts love analyzing stuff – that’s what they’re paid to do anyways, right?  Bruce Upbin of Forbes whipped out his calculator recently, intending to discover just how much dough Google has put in to get Google+, their social...

Google+, kindly meet privacy issues

06/30/2011, There’s a snafu with the recently released Google+, where potential problems have already been spotted concerning the issue of privacy. Google’s latest attempt at social networking allows you to categorize people you know into different...

Get invited to Google+

06/29/2011, If you’re a Google+ user already, you are now able to share your invites without having to jump through loopholes and perform tricks as some might have figured out and shared with the online community earlier today. All you need to do as a logged in...

Google introduces the +1 button

03/30/2011, It looks like Google has begun to realize the power of crowd-sourcing data and has updated their search engine to reflect that. Users now have the ability to “like” a result by hitting the +1 link on a search result or ad to say that they...

Google +1, Going From Relevancy to Popularity?

03/30/2011, Google has announced that it is +1 Button, a way to let user put their “stamp of approval” on search results – for their friends and Google contacts to see, and for Google to analyze.  At this time, and probably for the foreseeable...