For the most part of today’s social media networks, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ continue to be the top forces in the industry. The network with the most population is Facebook and if it were a country, it would be the third most popular country in the world behind China and India. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ make the top ten also. Google+ is slowly building and gaining ground. They are making very smart decisions as they continue building the platform. It seems as though Google+ has the best of all worlds (networks) and is making the right moves as they grow. The things helping Google+ is that Google is the number one search engine, and owns the number two search results in YouTube. Google holds the power of being found on the internet, so having an account with Google+ will help anybody be found. A new attribute for Google+ is the fact that you can now make a business page that can be managed through your personal account.
Social media is so predominate now that the word “selfie” is currently in the Webster’s dictionary. The definition is: an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks. It is considered a noun.
If I haven’t spoken enough about Google+, then here is a little more. Google+ is similar to a Facebook account where you post information with or without a photo. Your post can then be searchable through Google’s search engine. The search engine optimization (SEO) using Google+ will easily be made since the content is coming from the number one search engine in the world. Google+ allows you to create events that can show up like a post. They also have “Hangouts” with is a video conferencing attribute for your business or private group. The commenting, sharing and tagging all helps others be aware of certain content.
The coolest part about Google+ is you can make a post and decide who is allowed to see it. They have “circles” which is a way to choose who will be in a specific social circle without the individual knowing what circle you put them in. For example I may make a post that is somewhat confidential and only want my family to view it. I will make the post and share it simply to my family circle. This “circle” option gives the power of content to the individual who is posting; something other social networks do not have.
I predict Google+ to dominate the social realm. So what are you waiting for? Create an account and add me to one of your circles! I am a friendly guy who enjoys spheres. In the meantime, enjoy the quick social media video posted above.
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