October 5, 2011
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New! Lock down your posts before publishing

An old feature from Google Plus is the ability to disable commenting and lock down a post after it’s published, allowing you to keep your friends from sharing the post to others, or to prevent comments on a post.

Starting today, it’s now possible to adjust those settings before the post is posted, allowing you to fine tune the posts. You can choose to change those preferences in the new drop box next to the share bar. Check out this video to see how:

In other news, the Google Plus API is now enhanced to … Continue Reading →

September 27, 2011
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Public Google+, one week later

It’s been around a week since Google’s social network went public for all. How has the announcement affected Google+ use and popularity? Here’s some stats on the state of Google+, a week after it was made public:

Traffic

According to Hitwise, visits to Google+ climbed up to 15 million U.S. visits, from 1.1 Million the week before. That’s an astonishing 1269% increase! That places Google+ in the top ten social networks in terms of traffic.
Plus traffic 26 septIt went from 54th place to the 8th spot in the Social Networking category in Hitwise’s ranking. Will it stay … Continue Reading →

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 →