July 18, 2011
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Google News, now with Badges!

Some avid Google News readers will no doubt notice a brand new feature recently: you will now be rewarded for reading news about a particular topic. Just like Google+, this endeavor is a bold move to bring social features into news reading. Once you click enough article relating to a certain theme on Google News (about a week according to Google), you will earn a Bronze badge for that topic. As time progresses and you keep up reading news on the subject, you will level up to silver, gold and beyond. Here’s a nice video … Continue Reading →

July 18, 2011
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Can Google+ overtake Twitter?

Twitter versus Google plusFacebook is often used as the main competitor to Google’s social network offering, Google+, but Twitter is often left out of the equation. However, once Google plus reaches public beta, it may prove to be more than a worthy alternative. Both services offer similar features such as the ability to “follow” other users,  instantly receive updates from them and the ability to mention other users. Will Google+ one day take over market-share from Twitter? Not a doubt, and it’s only a matter of time.

Some of Twitter’s shortcomings

For new users and even frequent users, … Continue Reading →