This Is Google Changing All of Information Sharing
Original Article Here –> This Is Google Changing Everything
Mat Honan — Google announced a new social sharing project today called Google+. It’s among the company’s most ambitious ventures to date, up there with Gmail, Android, Chrome and, yes, Search. It represents Google’s very future. It’s going to be huge.
Google+ is a concerted effort meant to turn the ship around. Google famously has a poor social track record. Buzz and Wave were failures, so it needs to get this right. But Google+ goes far beyond just sharing status updates or photos with friends: It aims to change the very way we share and communicate. As it notes in a new blog post today, “We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests.”
While there is much more to come, there are three major pieces announced today:
If you want to see all three parts check out the full article on Gizmodo
Hangouts is an online meetup space with live video that includes up to ten people. But it’s designed to let people come and go, dropping by at will, rather than be locked into scheduled meetings. It sounds a bit like Campfire with video.
Mobile is the last major component announced today, and it has several moving parts. The table stakes are that you can always add your location (or not). Instant Upload automatically adds your photos to a private album online. Finally, Huddle is a group messaging tool that lets you communicate with a self-selected circle on your mobile device.
But these are just the beginning stages, the initial rollouts that are part of a much larger project led by Vic Gundotra. Wired’s Steven Levy followed Google+ from the inside for more than a year, and has the inside scoop. As he notes, it’s a huge drive by Google. In fact it is, more or less, Google’s future—an internal Manhattan Project meets moon shot.
Those are two of the coolest Social Media things I have ever seen. I really hope this takes off. I would love to delete my facebook page, or make it a junk page like myspace…lol
Inside Information About Google+ here –> Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social
“Not accidental that social, identity, apps, & browser are all linked. This is Google’s play to control the whole stack like Apple does.” — @tcarmody