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Google Guns for Facebook with Google+ Social Network
PCWorld Jun 28, 2011 1:10 PM
Google Guns for Facebook with Google+ Social NetworkGoogle is trying its hand again at social networking, introducing on Tuesday a service called Google+. Currently available only to a small group of testers, its aim is to enable sharing between small groups of people.
"By attaching a + immediately before a word (remember, don't add a space after the +), you are telling Google to match that word precisely as you typed it. Putting double quotes around a single word will do the same thing.
Now that Google is going into the Socal Networking business, does that leave an opening for a new purely search Search Engine?
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Time will tell, but if I were offered the choice of this or Facebook, I'd take Facebook. But I'd take Twitter's simplicity and speed over both.
"...Decide what the world sees when it searches for you. Create a public profile to display the information you care about and make it easy for visitors to get to know you."
Getting UNhooked from all that is 'online' is refreshing indeed
Thanks for stopping by.Weíre still ironing out a few kinks in Google+, so itís not quite ready for everyone to climb aboard. But, if you want, weíll let you know the minute the doors are open for real. Cool? Cool.
"...The activities surrounding the export tool spotlights the value of the data contained in social networks. Google believes people should be able to extract information about their contacts and provides tools to let people do so. Facebook, the incumbent power in social networking, provides only a tool to let people extract what they themselves have put into the network. The friend list it provides is a series of names in plain text--no contact information, and not even a link to their Facebook pages to help distinguish John Smith No. 1 from John Smith No. 2..."
Say goodbye to the Picasa and Blogger names: Google intends to retire several non-Google name brands and rename them as Google products, Mashable has learned.
The move is part of a larger effort to unify its brand for the public launch of Google+, the search giantís social initiative.
YouTube Launches Experimental Redesign Called Cosmic Panda
Just days ago Google launched a redesign of their search engine and it looks like YouTube is next on their list. Earlier today, YouTube announced ďa new experimental experience for videos, playlists and channels.Ē Itís called Cosmic Panda and thereís no denying the fact that it fits perfectly into the whole Google+, Google redesigned branding experience.