A few days ago, Google Plus officially launched which means that users are no longer waiting with their invitse to join and enjoy the new social networking service promising rapid and continually updated features. Google Plus is the first foray into social networking by the biggest search engine in the world in the world today, that of course being the mighty Google.
Needless to say, it came as very little surprise that Google Plus chalked up 15 million visits in its first week of opening, the result of which was Google+ become the 8th largest social media platform on the web, according to research from analyst group Hitwise.
An incredible feat indeed, as previous records showed Google + in 54th position of such internet sites visited.
According to reports from PC World, the first-place position remained occupied by Facebook (1.7 billion visitors), followed byYouTube (530 million visitors), and Twitter (33 million visitors) within a one-week period.
Some of the features proving popular with Google Plus…
Circles: Circles are used to organize users into groups for shared contacts and links to other Google services and products. While other users can view a list of people that are in their own circle, a user can not see the name of the last name of the circle, their privacy settings also allow users to hide its user dicircle and also who the owner of this circle, circle arrangement done through drag and drop interface to replace the function of this system difacebook friend list
hangouts: is the place to facilitate the group video chat, but anyone can diweb makes recommendations to hangout hangout if they have a unique url
Huddle: is a feature available on android iphone and SMS device for communication via instant messaging in a circle
instant uploads: This feature specifically for android mobile devices store images or video function of a private album to be divided on the other day
sparks: a front end of google search allows the user to identify the topic of topics that might attract users to shared with other users
stream: user see updates from their updates stream in the same circle with facebook news feed, the input box allows the user to enter status updates or use the icon to upload and share photos and video streams can be filtered to display only posts from a certain circle
plus one: to recommend something, for example to your friends
Have you joined the google plus? … Please share your experiences in the comments box.