Google+, The New Social Fad?

Posted on: July 18, 2011

We have all heard about this new thriving trend called Google+, the question is just how popular is it? Within three weeks Google+ accumulated over 10 million users and shares over 1 million pieces of content daily according to a article. This social network contains several different types of social interaction. Some of these features are  Streams  which is a newsfeed, Sparks which is a recommendation engine, Hangouts which is a a video chat service, Huddle  which is a group texting service, Circles which is a friend management service and also photos options.  All of these features help users interact with others with lots of options. It is described as “Google+ is a much cleaner way to selectively share data with others. As Google integrates more of their other cloud products, like Documents, Calendar, and Reader, you’re going to see it become one of the primary means of absorbing the data streaming from the Internet and sharing it with others.” by Jason Poggioli. The wonderful thing about this new form of social media is that it has a guide on how to use it located on With all Google+ has to offer it is easy to see why it is becoming so popular and that it is indeed a new fad that may just stick around.



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