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Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social. Google, the world’s largest search company, is formally making its pitch to become a major force in social networking.

Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social

The product it announced Tuesday is called Google+, and observers might wonder whether it’s simply one more social effort by a company that’s had a lousy track record in that field to date. ‘On Facebook I overshare. On Twitter, I undershare. If Google hits that spot in the middle, we can revolutionize social interaction.’ — Shimrit Ben-Yair, product manager in charge of the social graph. Parts of it certainly seem to appear similar to what we’ve seen before. The second important app is Circles, an improved way to share information with one’s friends, family, contacts and the public at large. But as I learned in almost year of following the project’s development, with multiple interviews with the team and its executives, Google+ is not a typical release. The parts announced Tuesday represent only a portion of Google’s plans. Some think the battle is already lost.

Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web. Update: For our international readers, this post is also available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. - Ed.

Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web

Among the most basic of human needs is the need to connect with others. With a smile, a laugh, a whisper or a cheer, we connect with others every single day. Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools. In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software.

+Circles: share what matters, with the people who matter most Not all relationships are created equal. It’s sloppy. From close family to foodies, we found that people already use real-life circles to express themselves, and to share with precisely the right folks. The web, of course, is filled with great content—from timely articles to vibrant photos to funny videos. What does Google+ Mean for Schools? - Apps User Group. Google recently announced the launch of their new socially-oriented group of services called Google+.

What does Google+ Mean for Schools? - Apps User Group

The suite of products clearly is designed to compete against Facebook, the reigning champ of social. Currently most schools spend a lot of energy blocking or discouraging use of Facebook in school. Will the same happen to Google+, or will Google’s healthy relationship with education help open the door to social media in the K-12 world? In this article we will take a look at how Google+ could be used in schools for both students and staff. First, we will begin with a very brief summary of Google+ (along with links to other sites with much more details on the suite in general). Circles - This allows you to create your own groups of people based on your own criteria, such as a group for your family, your school friends, your baseball teammates, and such. To get much more detail (including helpful videos) on all of these services, be sure to visit these sites: Now on to the real question...

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