Keeping up with Google+

28 Nov

If you haven’t noticed, Google engineers are trying to unify all Google products through Google+. As a result, many products have been added, changed or discarded. Here are some of the recent transformations:

Google Reader

Google Reader recently launched a new version of the popular RSS reader. Among the changes is a connection to Google+ and the elimination of friending, followers and shared content.

Although the followers have disappeared, users can now create specific Circles for readers.

Additionally, the new +1 button allows users to share articles on their Google+ profiles with one click in lieu of manually posting a link on their profile. This will allow companies to quickly and easily share relevant content with consumers on their company profiles.

GoMo

GoMo (HowToGoMo.com) is a Google Initiative to try and help companies create mobile friendly websites.

The site allows you to see how your company’s website translates to a mobile device and suggests agencies near you who can help build or enhance your mobile site.
Creative Kit

The Creative Kit is a new photo editing tool found in Google+. It allows you to not only crop your photos, but change the lighting and colors, add text and insert funny clip art.

What’s Hot

What’s Hot is a new category that can be found on
your Google+ Homepage stream. This category allows the user to see what is popular on Google+ at the moment (like trending topics on Twitter). The engineers say that they try to mix up the users. If you find something you like, you can add the person to one of your circles.

Shawna Polivka
Burgie MediaFusion

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