The Top 5 First Things you Need to Know about Google+

Have you heard about Google+, but haven’t had time or an invite to try it out?  Here are the first things you need to know about Google’s new social media platform:

  1. It’s positioned as a competitor to Facebook.  Much of the interface and functionality in Google+ is similar to Facebook.
  2. It separates your circles of friends and co-workers so that you have quick and easy control over who sees what.
  3. It comes with a cool video conferencing platform, which Facebook has quickly worked to duplicate.
  4. Google’s throwing all the resources it can at this, even going so far as basing 25% of employees’ bonuses on the success of the social network.
  5. If you want to leave, you can.  Google makes it easy to use their “data liberation” tool to take all your pictures and information off.

We’re all still experimenting with Google+.  If you’d like to try it out to, let one of us know:

Adriel’s Google+ Profile

Jennifer’s Google+ Profile

Ken’s Google+ Profile