Finding Time for Google Plus – Timely Resources This Cyber Monday

Finding time to connect with friends, family, colleagues, and clients in social networks can be a time-consuming task.  It is also a very important (and powerful) venue for staying in touch.

Well, now there is a new ‘player’ in the mix – Google Plus.  Not-so-new, actually, as The Economic Times reported this morning that:

Google’s online social networking service ‘Google Plus’ has crossed 90 million users mark since its launch in June.

Google Plus now has attracted 90 million users, reflecting the huge interest in the social networking site which was opened to the public on September 20. That more than doubles the 40 million that Google reported in October.

Interestingly, they note that this growth is quite a bit faster than Facebook’s was (although the social-networking landscape was significantly different back when Facebook was getting started).

Google Search Plus Your World is one of the aspects of Google Plus that makes it so powerful – AND controversial.  What does it do?  Well, here’s what they say about it in PC World:

Get ready for more Google+ data in your Google searches as the company aims to personalize your results by including more Google+ profiles, business pages, posts, and Google+ and Picasa Photos. The search giant recently announced the significant change to its search engine, calling it Search plus Your World. The new feature is baked right into Google and aims to personalize your search results by including Google+ data when you are signed into your Google account.

Many are predicting that this is likely to raise legal issues for Google down the road.  And it will definitely affect your search results, as  they are increasingly targeted to your preferences (as reflected in Google Plus).  Happily, if you don’t want your preferences to affect your Google Search results, you can change your search settings.

Here’s a brief video with some basics about how to navigate Google +.  If you’re familiar with Facebook, you’ll recognize some of the functionalities …

With the power of Google behind it, it’s hard to see how anyone wanting to boost his or her presence on the web could NOT jump on the Google Plus bandwagon.  While there remain controversies about how Google Plus is embedded in Google search results, it seems clear that this is a social-networking tool that is going to stick around (unlike some earlier attempts by Google).

So, are you getting started with Google Plus?  Let’s connect there (here’s my page and my company page) and explore it together!

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Let’s explore time together …

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with Google Plus, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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