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Google Circles: Google+ Unveils Google Circles


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Google has just revealed an update to it’s new software, Google+.


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The most interesting feature of Google+ has got to be Google Circles. It features a personalized newsfeed that allows users to keep people to certain groups ranging from family to best friends to acquaintances to co-workers. The program also features group chat called “Huddle”, group video, photo uploading and more.

The idea is that people use the same thing, circles, in their real-life and Google decided to bring that online as the latest in social media.

“In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it,” stated Google’s Blog. “Not all relationships are created equal. So in life we share one thing with college buddies, another with parents, and almost nothing with our boss.”

“Sparks” is an online sharing engine that delivers a feed of content on whatever topic a user chooses. A user can add their interests and then have something to watch read and share. “Hangouts” is a feature that Google intends to be fun and “serendipitous” with a live multi-person video. “Mobile” is a feature for phones to share information. “Location” allows Google users to add location to every post. “Instant Upload” allows snapping pictures on a phone to be included in a private album in the cloud. Lastly, “Huddle” is a feature that allows group messaging.

Reportedly, according to KRQE, Google+ is undergoing what the company calls a “field trial,” and accessible by invitation only and not yet available to the public.

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