Google+ is Google’s new social network, an attempt to compete in the social media empire dominated by Facebook and Twitter. Now in the invite-only phase, you must have an email invitation to join. We’re sure Mark Zuckerberg loves the talk on Facebook on wanting a Google+ invite! If you still don’t have one, leave me a comment and I’ll invite you.
What I like about Google+:
- Circles. You can target specific “circles” of friends with your posts. You can talk radio to people in your “radio” circle without your Aunt’s two cents about Lady Gaga’s latest fashions. You can view your newsfeed according to your circles, or view the whole feed at once. If you use social media for show prep, this is similar to using Twitter lists.
- No Reciprocity. You can add someone to your circle without them reciprocating, similar to Twitter’s follow model. You’re free to add anyone who looks interesting!
- The Mute Button. Ever commented on a Facebook picture of someone’s engagement to say Congrats, and then received hundreds of notifications when other people comment? Google+ has the “mute this post” option, which allows you to turn off notification for that post only.
- A Dream for Gmail Users. Google+ is well integrated into other Google accounts. If you use them, you’ll find Google+ a natural extension of those.
-written for The Randy Lane Company Content Ideas