Google+ Reveals Deeper YouTube Integration

Search giant Google has rolled out new integration practices between its Google+ social network and social video sharing website YouTube.

YouTube users now have the option to share videos they upload on Google+ by selecting that option directly from the upload interface. Once uploaded the videos are automatically showcased in a “videos” tab on the users Google+ profile.

In order to use the new service users must like their Google+ and YouTube accounts under their real name. The new process is very similar to what is already used for Picassa photos sharing.

For Google+ users who do not want to use the service the tab can be hidden.

After opting in to the service the users videos then read “YouTube” and when clicked users will be sent to YouTube rather than watching the embed on Google+, a sly way for YouTube and Google to share multiple pageviews per video engagement.


Google+ adds members, photo-sharing app

Google said Thursday its online social network had grown to 135 million active users, as it added a photo-sharing app to compete against services like Facebook’s Instagram.

“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever,” said Google senior vice president Vic Gundotra in a blog post.

He added that “135 million (users) are active in just the stream,” and that more than 500 million have upgraded their Google accounts to potentially participate in the social network, which aims to rival Facebook.

“This enthusiasm, we think, stems from our building tools that build real relationships — in a live hangout, around a breathtaking photo, or with an inner circle of friends,” Gundotra said.

“So today we’re launching two new improvements that help bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software.”

Google said it has now introduced the mobile photo-sharing service Snapseed, made by Nik Software, to the social network. Google acquired German-based Nik in September.

The Snapseed app was last year’s iPad app of the year, and Gundotra said Google was excited to make the app available on its Android system as well.

The service, which is similar to Instagram — bought by Facebook for a hefty price this year — allows users to crop and enhance pictures before posting to social networks.

Snapseed had been available for $4.99 for Apple devices, but is now free on that platform as well as on Android devices, in a challenge to Instagram.

Gundotra said Google+ also will be adding a new feature called “Communities,” which makes the Google+ “hangouts” into permanent locations.

“Google+ has always been a place to crowd around common interests and meet new people.

What’s been missing, however, are more permanent homes for all the stuff you love: the wonderful, the weird, and yes, even the things that are waaay out there. With Google+ Communities there’s now a gathering place for your passions.”

Google Plus come out new look and feel

Google Plus, the Google social network has come out with new look and feel. If you have logged into Google+ today, you may suprise with new interface. A major user interface overhaul with a brand new look and feel that easy to use compared to previous.

What is news

  • Hangouts directory
  • A new and beautiful user flyover card
  • Google+ pages and games are organized under More section of the navigation bar
  • A new section called Explore has been added to find trending topics, what’s hot on Google+
  • Google+ char on extreme right column of your G+ interface

“It accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google,” Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra argued in a blog post announcing the redesign. [Read more...]

Apa dah jadi dengan Google+?

Google Plus ialah boleh dikatakan klon Facebook. Dulu, trafik Google Plus naik 1269% dalam masa satu minggu selepas dibuka kepada awam. Sebelum tu, invitation only. Kini, Chitika melaporkan data trafik Google Plus merudum teruk. Namun saya tak heran kenapa ini berlaku.

Kalau nak bandingkan Google Plus dan Facebook, kedua-dua sama. Jadi, macam mana pengguna Facebook nak tukar ke Google Plus hanya kerana antaramuka berbeza. Ia ibarat dua apartment sebelah menyebelah di mana satu apartment berwarna biru dan satu apartment berwarna putih. Takkan saya nak pindah ke apartment putih semata-mata warnanya? Nak pindah bukan senang, kita dah ada ramai rakan yang kita dah Add.

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Google Plus dibuka pada orang ramai

Rangkaian Sosial versi Google mula dibuka kepada orang ramai 20 September lalu setelah sekian lama ‘terhad kepada invitation‘.Sebenarnya Google+ masih dalam beta versi dan beberapa features terbaru akan ditambah kemudian hari.Google+ multi person chat,Hangouts boleh digunakan menerusi Android smartphone tidak lama lagi.Namun,buat masa ni Google+ akan juga membenarkan pengguna iPhone atau iPad menggunakan Hangouts.

Kini,Google+ menjadi rangkaian sosial dan forum ketiga terbesar sehari selepas ia dibuka kepada semua orang.Daripada ranking ke 54 terus melonjak ke ranking 8 dalam website rangkaian sosial paling ramai dilawati.

Nak daftar Google+ mudah sahaja.Gunakan akaun gmail sudah memadai.Makin banyak sosial network ni,makin serabut lak saya rasa.Apapun,kalau nak rasa kelainan sikit(tak banyak beza pun dengan Facebook) atau rasa dah jemu guna Facebook,jom cuba Google+.

Sumber:La Times