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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.

T-Mobile’s Angry Birds Live

With a combination of creative online and offline advertising, T-Mobile demanded customer attention and got it using the one and only Angry Birds!

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A Triple-Double Exposure Twitter Campaign by Turkcell

Heavy internet users tend to be excellent adopters of technology and they also tend to be the early adopters of technology. That makes for an excellent group to target with non traditional advertising. A Turkish company, launching a line of smart phones with internet bundles, wanted to attract those heavy internet users therefore they decided [...]

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How Facebook Affects Your Relationships [Infograph]

How Facebook Affects Your Relationships [Infograph]

For those of us who have lived our lives in several countries Facebook has become a heaven sent and mainstay of our daily lives in order for us to maintain the relationships we developed with people who might be continents away so that's only one way of how Facebook could affect relationships and the infograph below explores the...

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Coba Uses Social Media for Rebranding

Coba Uses Social Media for Rebranding

Drink Coba

Sensis launched a social media-based ad campaign promoting the change to Cobá and aimed at expanding the 2-year-old beverage company’s loyalty base by introducing its drinks to an audience eager to taste something authentic.

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My Starbucks Signature: An Experience You Don’t Wanna Miss!

My Starbucks Signature: An Experience You Don’t Wanna Miss!

Sharing Coffee Creations on Twitter

Attention all coffee lovers, the brilliant minds at Starbucks have come up with yet another unique way to capture your attention and gain your loyalty: My Starbucks Signature!

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How NOT to Run a Social Media Campaign: The NOM Trap

How NOT to Run a Social Media Campaign: The NOM Trap

The New Protect Marriage Page

Leveraging Social Media is on the agenda of any NGO nowadays, through social media some organizations have been able to reach out to people they never dreamed to get in contact with, to cast a wider net for donations and to connect with other parties they didn't know that they collaborate with. The reality is that social...

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Must Have Items for the Social Media Fanatic

Must Have Items for the Social Media Fanatic

Kick Like a Twit

Being on Facebook and Twitter is an essential part of your existence. You daily eat, sleep and tweet and you have the gossip about who is hanging out with who and which couple are going through a bumpy ride lately due to your social media tentacles that are spread across platforms and throughout the entire web. Being in a social...

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The Perfect Social Media Fanatic Gift Guide

The Perfect Social Media Fanatic Gift Guide

Canine Twitter Kit

Do you feel the urge to spread the social media love in the analog meatland? Do you feel that some people need some more social media in their life? Or perhaps you feel that everyone will be put on the righteous path of social media fanaticism given the right kind of introduction or tool. Regardless of the reason you convince yourself...

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