Remember the Google +1 button introduced a while back? The button allowed Google Users to recommend a web site in search results, but little can be done to share the web page with friends using the button.
Fortunately, Google just improved it by adding a few goodies and improvements to it. First off, much like Facebook’s old Share button, content can be posted to your Stream as +Snippets for your followers to see. The content that gets shared can be customized by the webmaster using the schema.org attributes as detailed on Google’s blog. Continue Reading →
Ever wanted to watch a video with your friends? You could send it via IM to them, but they won’t be able to watch it in real time with you.
Today, Google added a feature that allows Google+ users to start a Hangout straight from the video sharing options, without leaving the page. Simply click the “Share” button under the video player and click on “Start a Google+ Hangout” to get started! Continue Reading →
An interesting video popped up on Facebook, it seems that the social networking giant Facebook is blocking Google Plus invite links from friend’s feeds. We haven’t verified this for ourselves yet and we do not know if it’s true or just an uncanny coincidence.
If there’s one difference many Facebook users will notice when migrating to Google+, it’s the lack of user made apps. With the announcement of the rumored Games integration within Google Plus, you can get your game fix on Google+, too!
Games are being rolled out on a gradual basis, and you may not be able to see it just yet. If you are among the lucky ones, you should see a new button on the top sidebar. Simply click it and you can start playing games! There are currently 16 games available like Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Zombie Lane, Edge World and other popular casual games. Continue Reading →
If you are one of the lucky ones with a Google plus account the last two weeks, you would have noticed that you can invite an unlimited number of people to Google+ simply by entering their e-mail address. If you don’t know the e-mail address of someone you would like to invite and he isn’t on your imported contact lists, you’re out of luck.
The good news is that Google is rolling out a new system that address this issue over the next few days. You can now invite others by giving away your personal invite link. It’s easier than ever to share it via IM, Facebook or even give it away on your blog. A minor downside is that the link is complicated; can’t really memorize that! Continue Reading →
Privacy can be an issue when it comes to social networking. Of course, most of the time, privacy breaches can be blamed on the user, not the system. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to hide yourself from future embarrassment by avoiding that your profile shows up on search results related to your name(or completely unrelated queries!).
It takes less than a minute to change the preference whether you would like to be found using search results, and here’s how: Continue Reading →
Some webmasters have reported that Google’s Plus One (+1) button can slow down their blog and web site quite a bit. The good news is that Google reported to have addressed this issue and made the publisher button 3x as fast than before.
Watch out, novelty accounts on Google+. Numerous users and celebrities have been blogging about getting suspended and kicked out of Google+ due to a violation of community standards. It seems that users not using their real name or businesses accounts are the ones targeted during today’s deletion, but also legitimate users and some celebrities accounts suspected to be fake and imitations. Users that are suspended will be met with the following message once they visit their profile:
“After reviewing your profile, we determined the name
The team behind the social network site Fridge (frid.ge) announced earlier today that they have been acquired by Google as part of their ongoing recruitment drive for Google+. Fridge is a social media startup providing a social experience centered around “Groups”, eerily similar to Google plus’s Circles. Once a user creates a Group, he will be able to share with its members on a computer, by e-mail or by mobile. Good to share photos, videos and stories with friends and family. Not to mention that it’s great to organize work in a team with friends and coworkers. Continue Reading →