Google+ Reviews For Both Web And Android App

Posted: July 5, 2011 in News, Opinion
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I was pretty excited, as I am for most products from our favorite Mountain View company, aboutGoogle+. While they were less than successful with Orkut, Wave, and Buzz, they promised Google+ would be better, different — and they weren’t lying. After using Google+ for a few days, I can honestly say it’s becoming my favorite social network. One of the reasons for this is a rock-solid Android app, which makes using Google+ on the go an incredibly enjoyable experience. 

The first thing you’ll notice when booting up the app is that it has an incredibly clean interface, much like its browser-based counterpart. There are five buttons, plus the Notifications area, and each section is packed with features to give you a full Google+ experience. Let’s take a look at them.

 

For information about all of the features follow the jump –>Google+ For Android  

In case you were wondering if you should sign up for yet another social network, there’s a compelling reason to use Google+ that you may not have thought of: Freedom.

Or at least, freedom of information. It turns out that Google+ is a pretty good way for journalists and activists to communicate, says the Committee to Protect Journalists. To wit:

  • Everything is encrypted in https, preventing your communications from being (easily) intercepted.
  • You can conceal who is in your Circles, and who has you in their Circles.
  • Unlike Facebook, you don’t have to use your real name.
  • Google Takeout will let you export all your data. So if a journalist has to take down their account, they can take that contact information elsewhere.

It’s a thought-provoking post and worth a read if you’re a journalist or activist, or just interested in freedom of the press.

For more info follow the jump –> Google For Freedom

Google+ looks a bit like Facebook and acts a bit like Twitter. One great feature is that you can add ANYBODY to your Circles, even without them adding you. If they haven’t added you to a circle, you’ll only see posts and info they make public. Nonetheless if G+ becomes Twitterish we could be getting sneak peaks into the lives of some pretty cool people.

For your amusement we’ve created a list of Celebrity Google+ users with links to their profiles.

For a full list of famous people to connect to on Google+ check here –>Google+ Celebrity Users

 

 

 

 

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