So you have probably already heard the news, and you want to be invited to Google+ (see how at the bottom! we have invites!). Even if you haven’t heard the buzz on the interwebz, there’s a new sheriff in town goin by the name Google+. It would only seem natural for Google to finally release a product to compete with Facebook and other social media sites after its numerous failed attempts (wave, buzz). So let’s get started.
So, what is Google+?
Basically, Google+ is supposed to be a combination of the Google services we already use like Gmail, Chat, Picasa, etc.
Google+ Circles allow you to group your friends together by categories such as, friends, family i like, family i don’t like, school, friends, homogays, etc.
From within the circle page, you can drag your friends’ contact cards into a circle. These circles allows you to quickly share things with certain friends while keeping others out-of-the-loop.
Sparks will bring you contacts based on your interests. Similar to Google Reader, each ‘spark’ will get it’s own page and all related info on the web will be available for you to see.
Sparks delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet. On any topic you want, in over 40 languages. Simply add your interests, and you’ll always have something to watch, read and share—with just the right circle of friends. Source: Google Blog
Hangouts are similar to other online chat rooms but these are separated by your circles. It’s basic video chat.
How do you get Google +?
Google+ is invite only right now but you can visit the Google+ homepage to request an account.
Eventually anyone with a Google account will be able to join. Ask your friends though.. some luckly Google+ members can invite you to join.
Actually.. the first 10 people to comment on this post with their email address will be INVITED by US! If you don’t make the first ten, maybe some of the lucky invitees will pass on an invite.
What do YOU think of Google+? Let us know in the comments section.