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Google+ Review

If somehow you haven’t heard already, Google launched Google+, their answer to Facebook.  Google+ is not yet available for all users.  For the last couple of days, I have been greeted by a message stating that they have “temporarily exceeded their capacity’ while trying to join.  However, persistence has paid off and I am finally in.  If you are in the same boat, keep trying.  Google+ is adding users each day.

Here are my first impressions:

The interface is very clean in comparison Facebook.  They have also introduced some social concepts:

Circles is the place to add friends.  You can create various custom groups by dragging people’s names into a circle such as Family, Acquaintances, and Friends.  This makes is easier to categorize your relationships.

Sparks allows you to create a category to ‘share’ on selected circles.  This is handy if you only what to share your location to certain selected circles.

Hangouts enables video chats with friends and sharing of videos.

The only problem I see right now is that I have no friends.  Let me know if you are interested in joining by leaving a comment below.   I will do my best to process invites this weekend.   If you are already on Google+, add me to your circle.

 

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