Are you trying to get into Google+ but you still don’t get it?
After signing up for the social network do you find yourself not sure where to start?
With currently more than 500 million registered users and well over 230 million active users, Google+ has changed how we communicate.
As a key player in social media, Google+ is becoming the place people feel comfortable making important connections without feeling bombarded with nonsense.
So if you are ready to give Google+ a try, below are a few key terms you should become familiar with.
- Circles: is a way to organize people into groups by topic such as Friends, Family, Bloggers, etc. You have the option via the privacy settings to hide the people in your Circles and the ability to control the chatter within your Circles.
- Hangouts: is a tool used to make group video chats possible. These group chats can have a maximum of 10 people participating (including you) at any given time. Keep in mind, only Google+ users with access to the Hangout’s URL can join the Hangout.
- Google+ Pages: allows organizations, publications (such as blogs), businesses, etc to create profiles (or in this case pages) for posting content.
- Google+ Communities: this new feature allows you and anyone in your Community to create and maintain conversations on any topic.
- Search: this feature allows you to search for content and people with the site as well as popular content from the web.
- Google+ Badges: sidebar widgets allowing you to embed the “Add to Circles” button to your site.
- Google+ Local: (formerly known as Google Places) allows posting of reviews and photos of places/locations directly to the page.
- Google+ Events: allows you to add events, invite people, and share photos and media in real-time directly from the event.
Share: Do you use Google+? If so what do you think about it? If you are not using Google+, why not?