by Scott McNulty
Peachpit Press, 2011
on June 28, 2011, Google+ is a social
network that recognizes that people interact with multiple circles of
friends and acquaintances who may or may not overlap. It allows users
to set up or join any number Circles of users linked by common
interests, locations, idealogies or tastes.
competing with Facebook and Twitter, Google+ had attracted more than 40
million users in its first six months.
networking products unique to Google+ include Stream
(a newsfeed), Sparks (a recommendation engine), Hangouts (a video chat
service), Circles (a friend management service) along with games and
The nine chapters in
this book explain how to set up and manage circles, post content or
"share," hold videoconferencing "hangouts," upload photos, search, use
the network on smartphones, play games, and personalize settings.
Since the book is likely to be out of date within months, readers can
register their book for free online updates as Google+ changes.
Google+ attempts to
replicate your real-life social networks with circles. But how can it
replicate one of the best aspects of having friends—impromptu
hanging out—on the Internet? Google+ has a feature that tries to
do just that, cleverly named hangouts.
Hangouts are basically videoconferences
that you can start from Google+. Invite people or circles, and folks
can join your hangout and shoot the breeze. You can even watch YouTube
A few things to know about hangouts:
Hangouts require the Google voice and video plug-in to work. Download it here.
Each hangout can have a maximum ten participants.
At 90 minutes, Google+ checks in to make sure that your hangout is
still happening. If no one responds, the hangout ends automatically.
Your computer must have a webcam and a microphone attached to it to
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