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Understanding Google Plus

If you’re like me you’ve had a hard time figuring out, much less using, Google Plus. Do we really need another social network? Then about a year ago Google changed its privacy policy and began integrating its many properties. Now you’ll often see a Google log-in for services like YouTube, where it didn’t exist before. There’s a method to the madness though, and it turns out Google Plus is destined to be the hub of Google’s services, which in the long run has the potential to be a far more integrated and meaningful approach to social networking than we have seen to this point.

Most people believe [Google Plus] is just another social networking service where all of our friends are supposed to join and share photos, status updates, and messages with each other. But it’s really not that at all.

Sure, there’s a social networking aspect to it, but Google Plus is really Google’s version of Google. It’s the groundwork for a level of search quality difficult to fathom based on what we know today. It’s also the Borg-like hive-queen that connects all the other Google products like YouTube, Google Maps, Images, Offers, Books, and more. And Google is starting to roll these products all up into a big ball of awesome user experience by way of Google Plus, and that snowball is starting to pick up speed and mass.

This articles goes on to show how services like Google Authorship and Google Plus Local Business pages all come into play to make Google Plus membership a must have. I think it’s time to take a second look at Google Plus, and be ready for a migration to come some day soon.

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