5 Great Google+ Features

After all the begging and the waiting, I finally got an invitation to Google+ and frankly, I must say that I am very impressed with what they have done so far! And though many people are comparing Google+ to Facebook, I can already tell how different they are from the smallest details and features.

Google Plus

Google Plus

So, what are the features that make Google+ this attractive? And why is it being called the “social backbone” of the web these days?

  • Circles: Google has come up with the exclusive concept of circles — you can create a circle of contacts that are family, friends, work friends, former co-workers and so on. With these circles, you can define who gets to see what kind of updates. If you are a Facebook user, you will see that this features is still unavailable and rolling it out now is a bit too late!
  • Hangout: It is essentially group video chat done in a unique and different way; all you need to do is click on the Hangout button and invite members of a certain group by sending them a notification. Moreover, Google uses its own platform to perform this rather than a third party.

Disney Tickets Together — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Millions of applications are flooding the social media scene yearly, some are fun, others are valuable while only a few have the ability of shining through the bunch and making a lasting impression!

Today’s application is one of those few that deserve to be reviewed and appreciated: Disney “Tickets Together” App.

The Application:

Disne'sy Ticket Together on Facebook

Disney Ticket Together on Facebook

The idea of the application is to transform how Hollywood sells movie tickets by combining purchases with the powerful forces of social networking.

SmileBox Application — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is : SmileBox.

TravBuddy — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today’s application [...]

Honda + Car Town Game = Awesome Social Gaming Campaign

Honda + Car Town Game = Awesome Social Gaming Campaign

We present to you a new flavor which comes in a combo form: a social media campaign which depends on a viral and spreadable application to attract its audience: Honda Takes Social Gaming for a Test Drive

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CityVille — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

CityVille — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today’s application is: CityVille.

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Gogobot — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Gogobot — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

What is making Gogobot application as “spreadable” and “viral” as it is? Read more to find out!

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Texas Hold’em Poker — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Texas Hold’em Poker — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that Zynga’s Texas Hold'em Poker is using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making this app as “spreadable” and “viral” as it is.

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Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

A collaboration between Twitter and Apple opens a backdoor to a part of the corporate workforce that has been locked out of Ping during the crucial daytime hours.

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Friends Facts – Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

Friends Facts – Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

What is making Facebook’s Friend's Facts Application as “spreadable” and “viral” as it is. Read more to find out!

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