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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google+ is a Facebook with improvement...

Google strikes again, this time with the new social network service called Google+ (just wonder why + symbol instead of the word 'plus', perhaps that's the lesson they've learned from Buzz). The name seems to suggest like it's some kind of programming language instead of a service but who cares, as long as it has good features, that's going to be a strong attractive point.

Feature that I really love the most (based on my readings so far) is Circles. On Facebook, I find it hard (or maybe not possible at all) to post something to a specific group of people (more than 5) from within my friends list. Circles is the answer for that, it's like a combination of grouping and sharing. You can post something that can only be view by specific circle. With this, you won't end up accidently post something that'll cause you trouble with your boss (but why add your boss in the first place?).

"Circles: The easiest way to share some things with college buddies, others with your parents, and almost nothing with your boss."

I'm late with the news. It's been rolled out since yesterday (28/06/2011) on a very limited field trial. Try to join at https://plus.google.com, unfortunately it's already exceeded their capacity. It seems to me that Google is using the same approach as they did with Gmail. Started with very limited field trial, via invitation then only goes to public. This way, they've successfully create the hype for the service (again). Whether the service is going to succeed or not that's a different story.