[viralbait_buttons fb=”yes” google=”yes” twitter=”yes” linkedin=”yes” pinterest=”yes” ]Google+ is a new social networking service launched by Google Inc.  Many believe this is an attempt to challenge the popularity of Facebook that engages over 800 million users.

Similar to other sites, Google+ offers features such as “Circles” that group a person’s list of contacts.  An individual can create multiple “Circles”. For instance, they may group together friends, co-workers, clients, and acquaintances.  These circles have the ability to be kept private from other users.

Another popular feature are the “Hangouts”.  Google+ users can create a video chat with up to ten individuals through a specific URL.  These chats are not considered private, because if anyone happens upon the URL, they could potentially join in to the “Hangout”.

Other features include “Messenger” where users can communicate with other individuals in their circle, “Instant Upload” that allows for creating web albums and “Games” are similar to other social networking sites.

The most used feature of Google+ is their “+1 button” which is featured on the Google search engine.  This allows users to share what websites they would like to promote and recommend to others.

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