August 25, 2011
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+1 Buttons updated, now actually useful+1 button, google plus, news, webmaster | Permalink

Remember the Google +1 button introduced a while back? The button allowed Google Users to recommend a web site in search results, but little can be done to share the web page with friends using the button.

Fortunately, Google just improved it by adding a few goodies and improvements to it. First off, much like Facebook’s old Share button, content can be posted to your Stream as +Snippets for your followers to see. The content that gets shared can be customized by the webmaster using the schema.org attributes as detailed on Google’s blog.

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August 19, 2011
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Hangsout now integrated with YouTube

Ever wanted to watch a video with your friends? You could send it via IM to them, but they won’t be able to watch it in real time with you.

Youtube Hangout

Today, Google added a feature that allows Google+ users to start a Hangout straight from the video sharing options, without leaving the page. Simply click the “Share” button under the video player and click on “Start a Google+ Hangout” to get started!

The feature is being rolled out gradually, and should be visible in the original YouTube interface as well as the Cosmic Panda update.… Continue Reading →

August 18, 2011
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Facebook blocking G+ invite links?

An interesting video popped up on Facebook, it seems that the social networking giant Facebook is blocking Google Plus invite links from friend’s feeds. We haven’t verified this for ourselves yet and we do not know if it’s true or just an uncanny coincidence.

 

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August 12, 2011
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Games comes to Google Plus

Google Plus Games

If there’s one difference many Facebook users will notice when migrating to Google+, it’s the lack of user made apps. With the announcement of the rumored Games integration within Google Plus, you can get your game fix on Google+, too!

Games are being rolled out on a gradual basis, and you may not be able to see it just yet. If you are among the lucky ones, you should see a new button on the top sidebar. Simply click it and you can start playing games! There are currently 16 games available like Angry Birds, … Continue Reading →

August 5, 2011
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Google+ invites now updated(and restricted)

If you are one of the lucky ones with a Google plus account the last two weeks, you would have noticed that you can invite an unlimited number of people to Google+ simply by entering their e-mail address. If you don’t know the e-mail address of someone you would like to invite and he isn’t on your imported contact lists, you’re out of luck.

The good news is that Google is rolling out a new system that address this issue over the next few days. You can now invite others by giving away your personal … Continue Reading →