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Welcome to G+ on hubpages
We have been faced with many new things in our day and time, but this one marks something entirely different, but at the same time is on the path of least resistence when it comes to the webs social networking powers, that something is Google+ aka (Google Plus).
With the advent of cloud computing making it possible for large companies to scale their web software powers to such a degree that users worldwide can communicate from, almost any location on the globe, we as human beings now have the capability to see & hear anything at any moment in time due to such a service as Google & their new Social Network Google+.
Anywhere from wired, wireless, to satellite communications have made all these internet connections possible, & as well as from the help of computer programming, and thanks to the constant evolution of the web through web development, and a slew of other powerful technologies to say the least, we all bear witness to digital brilliance & techniques of amazing computing powers in its finest essence of the words "Computer Networking".
I had no clue Google+ even existed
For all those individuals who have no clue as to what Google+ is, it's a web location that Google has been working on for a little over a year. It basically features a powerful social networking platform, that pretty much matches Facebook in almost every way, accept for the personal privacy measures.
It's opposite of facebook when it comes to sharing info with family only, because it's based on the premise that facebook didn't allow its users to communicate to people they didn't know.
Adding people, & the differences of Facebook & G+
To add people on Google+ all your have to do is accept them into your exclusive circles, a circle of what ever you like it to be title it to be. In other words you group people into categories, or circles. These circles can be named whatever you like them to be called, & their interactive so that you can navigate from one to the other, or share them. You can add anyone from anywhere that you wish, and there's no limit on how many people you add overall, it only has a daily limit I believe.
On the contrary by attempting to add to many people on Facebook, users would usually tend to end up with their FB account in suspension, for threat of breaking the personal security measures there, which is some default inactive state, also if you message to may people, too many times who doesn't have you on their list of contacts. if people decided to flag your content shared their as spam the same would occur as well.
This makes Google+ sorta the Anti-facebook in my humble opinion, but I'm actually glad it was done, because sharing is key in today's vast oasis of the Internet & the digital Clouds that currently exist on the web.
Some people overdo it, which can equate to FB spam
Social Sharing unlocks the digital Treasures
Below I will be sharing with folks on hub, all the latest treasures I've located using Google+, and there's many resources available online to learn how to utilize them. I shall formulate a well planned tutorial for people interested in learning about any Google+ applications I find from here on in.
These treasures are actually some very useful G+ apps & browser extensions for Google+ users. Google has removed the invite only block on gaining free acces to their network their, if your a Gmail user, simply hit the +(your user name) on the top left corner in your gmail inbox.
This allows you to get to the sign-up area without need to find the url, or any other means of navigation to get Google+ activated from your account with Google. New users will need to either sign up for a Gmail account then follow the procedure I just stated, or you can go here (Google +)
Google Plus extensions for the Chrome Web Browser
- LiveOn+ - Chrome Web Store
Announces live-stream events happening on Google+ via the LiveOnPlus.com events feed.
I love the little cool sound Hangout's makes
What is a Hangout?
Well to be precise a hangout is something that occurs within the Google+ network, where friends or circle members choose to meet one another via a virtual grouping of web cams, only 10 are allowed per hangout session. You get to talk with each member as the leader of the Hangout see's fit.
From within the Google+ social network there's an option to choose to create a Hangout, which is something entirely different altogether. Google had this capability built into its Google Wave network they started up, but the Wave project failed to appeal to the public.
I think they got the right idea today, and with hangouts anyone can connect with anyone from literally anywhere on the planet. I'll give a cool intro video for anyone to see what it's like if they have yet to discover this cool Google+ feature they titled "Hangout's".
Here's a cool video below to see how it all works.
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Quick Poll- Do you prefer using Facebook or Google+
After using both which social network do you prefer to utilize
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Privacy options on Google+ & the comment Wall Stream
There are many ways to prevent your account form being invaded by users you choose not to allow access. Google+ has made it ultra-sensitive there, so that anything and everything will be instantly detectable by the entire community. Just as facebook has it's privacy measures in place, google went the extra length by allowing its users to gain access to user friendly sharing options, to block abusive users instantaneously. You also have the option to share your web content in which ever way you choose, from the community streams or live G+ wall with the active circles you've created there.
You can see the activity there in realtime, so what takes place from other places on the globe will stream through your channel if you choose to share things with the general public. if not you can suggest as to what circle you choose to directly share the info.
Each personal comment wall for sharing messages has many options for sharing to choose from as well, which makes it ultra convenient to communicate with others. Only direct sharing & message activity you initiate will show up in your gmail inbox, unlike facebook flooding your inbox with countless notifications from your contacts, and third party apps.
Editing Google+ comments -
You can edit your comments as you see fit, without deleted the entire thread, and there's little tricks to customize the comment lines without having a text editor module for formating, such as using the astericks symbol on two ends of a statement to make a area of text bold *_________*, like so. Just place this into the text field and and replace the blank space with text, then submit the entire text to see what it looks like.
I find Google+ to be much more user friendly than Facebook's is, because Facebook keeps changing things around making it really tough to understand at times.
Thanks for Reading
There's a great deal of cool Hangouts that I've found on many networks that I'll be sharing with my fellow hubbers, so you can see that this is some truly powerful stuff, hope you like the cool content & I see y'all in the comment section if you like to share your views on it all. "Go Google+"