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Infographic: A look at Google+

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IN MINUTES

Home

News and events — visually

Social network+
A quick look at
The plan is to topple Facebook by making every existing Google product socially work together. With software like Picasa, Gmail, Google Reader and Google Maps, they are well on their way to making the ultimate social network. Google+ is invite-only right now. You can visit the Google+ home page to request one. Or someone who already has an account can invite you.

When you first look at the Google+ homepage, it’s quite similar to Facebook’s news feed. Users can share content and see what their friends are sharing. With the use of sleek icons you can edit/view your profile, add photos or try out one of the features that makes Google+ unique in a social-networking site: Circles, Sparks or Hangouts.

PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK

700 million users worldwide 130 friends
People spend over per month on Facebook The average user has

Facebook has

Circles

Google’s latest social-networking e ort, Google+ is a buzz in tech news. With millions of members already invited, does it have the staying power to become the new Facebook?

Circles is one of the features that sets Google+ apart from Facebook. It “groups” your friends together by topic: Friends, Family, College Buddies, Coworkers, etc. Then you can control which group gets access to what information.
For example; there are some great pics from your camping adventures last weekend, but not something you want Mom and Dad to see. Circles allows you to easily share the photos with groups that don't include your parents.

700 billion minutes
ACTIVITY ON FACEBOOK
The average user creates

90 pieces

of content each month

of content are shared each month

30 billion pieces
GLOBAL REACH
More than

More than

It’s like bumping into friends while you’re out and about, without of Facebook users are outside having to leave your room. the United States Hangouts are virtual rooms where you can video chat with people in your circles. Basically, it’s just a video chat except there’s a catch: anybody can join these video chats. If someone else hears about a hangout going on they can join, even if they don’t know you.

Hangouts

70 translations

are available on the site

70%

Google has launched various social media attempts but has yet to come close to the following of Facebook.
2003 2004

Sparks
Sparks helps you find interesting content based on interest. Similar to Google Reader, except it brings content to you automatically based on your interests. Each topic will get its own “Spark” page and provide links to related articles, videos, photos, etc.

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

February 2003 Google buys Pyra Labs, the creator of Blogger, for an undisclosed amount.

Late 2003 Google o ers Friendster a $30 million buyout, which they decline. Late in January 2007, the two announce they will partner.

August 2005 Google releases Google Reader.

April 2006 Google announces Google Romance, a dating site that o ers matchmaking and all-expenses-paid dates in exchange for advertising. Sadly, it was an April Fool’s joke.

June 2006 Picasa Web Albums announced: A software app for organizing and editing digital photos.

October 2006 Google announces the acquisition of YouTube for $1.65 billion.

May 2007 Google acquires Feedburner, an RSS management company for around $100 million.

August 2007 Google and MySpace reach deal for Google to provide search and contextual ads to MySpace in return for giving MySpace $900 million in guaranteed payments till 2010.

September 2007 Google buys Zingku, a text messaging service.

October 2007 Google acquires Jaiku, a microblogging service comparable to Twitter.

July 2008 Google Lively, a web-based virtual environment, is born. It was discontinued after six months.

March 2009 Google launches an online phone service called Google Voice.

February 2010 Google acquires Aardvark for an estimated $50 million. Eight days later, Google launches Google Buzz.

Sources: Pocket-lint, Wikipedia, facebook.com

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA MARTIN/QMI AGENCY

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