You may be saying to yourself, “I don’t have time for ANOTHER social network”. But this is Google, so we at Supernova Studios are paying attention. No worries though, it’s still in beta which means a lot of changes will be forthcoming. In the meantime if you haven’t already, you should set up a Google account. Your photos are displayed next to your Google account now in search results. Photos always elicit engagement. Complete your Google profile today.
Some of the key Google+ features we’re enjoying:
- Circles are groups of friends you organize by topic: Friends, Family, College Buddies, Business Associates, Clients, etc. Target posts directly to those in your client Circle!
- Huddles is group messaging for people within your Circles. For those of you who like to keep in touch on the fly via mobile, this is a great feature.
- Hangouts are virtual rooms where you can video chat with people in your circles. Fantastic way to have “face to face” video conferencing with staff or clients.
- Sparks is like Google Reader, except it brings content to you automatically based on your interests. Each topic (tech, market trends, whatever) provides links to related articles, videos, photos, etc.
We’ve created a Google Plus Tutorial for beginners to help newbies, those not yet invited and the curious.