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)

Number of Google+ users increased by 30% in three days

09/23/2011, Google+ was finally opened to everybody a few days ago, and yesterday, it’s been reported that the number of people using the service has increased by 30%! Talk about a massive influx of new users to the service. Calculated by Paul Allen, an...

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...

Google+ app for Android updated

08/25/2011, Android users that use Google+ on their phones will be stoked to know that Google has just pushed out a new update for the app, bringing it up to version 1.0.6. The new update brings the much-needed sharing feature which is one of the main reasons to use...

Facebook making more purchases this year to fend off rivals

08/24/2011, Bloomberg has reported that Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has plans to improve the site and keep it ahead of the competition with the acquisition of even more technology/companies this year. With already 13 acquisitions in the bag...

Google introduces friend annotations to +1 Button

08/23/2011, Google intends to make their +1 Button more social by introducing friend annotations to it, and for those who are eagle-eyed, they would surely have noticed that the faces and names of your mates will appear whenever your cursor hovers over a +1 button....

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+Facebook application developed

07/12/2011, An Israeli company decided to merge the best of both worlds with the launch of thier latest application known as Google+Facebook, where it will allow users of Google+ to actually view their streams from Facebook. Crossrider, the company behind this...