Everyone knows how quickly information can be passed along about anything on the internet. It generally spreads like wildfire if it’s shared with the right group of people in the right places. Now imagine that you can combine the art of social media marketing and Google+.
If you’re anything like I was up until about thirty minutes ago, you’re probably sitting there wondering what the heck Google+ even is.
Google+ is a new project that the team at Google is working on and provides users with a way of sharing, communicating and organizing everything from interests and photos to friends and family into easily accessible groups. Frankly, it looks amazing. Along with the ability to instantly upload content from your phone to a private folder in your Google+ account, there is also the option of categorizing your contacts into groups to make sharing the things relevant to each faction even simpler.
You can have group chats via text message on your phone. Yes, that’s right: a “chat room” on your phone. I can see, in that one feature, where I would begin to wonder where all the time in the day went.
You can even video chat online with up to ten people? Say what?
Granted, I don’t think there will ever come a time when I, personally, will need to talk to ten people all at the same time and, generally, when I am online, I’m not in any sort of position to even think about putting myself in front of the camera, but imagine what it could do for families on opposite sides of the world, or even those just a few hours from one another
And, of course, let’s not forget how much more streamlined it could potentially make running a business meeting, where you no longer have to wonder who is talking in the background because, hey, Google+ will automatically show, on your screen, the person that is talking or talking the loudest.
All that aside, I think the part that I would find most useful is the fact that I can punch in certain interests that can be saved into my account and Google will hand pick and deliver relevant articles and material for me, even when I’m not logged in, so that when I come back, I know I’ll always have something to read. For me, that’s priceless, especially considering how often I forget the many things I had wanted to sit down and search for when I finally have the time to do so.
The age of technology never ceases to amaze me and with the combination of social media marketing and Google+ the possibilities are infinite.
Article: courtesy of my guest blogger – Christine Winter
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