Google+ First Look and Impression

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Google Plus LogoGoogle Plus is a new initiative from Google in the Social Networking after failure of some of its early projects like Google Wave – they must be observing the Social Media Day today by launching this new service. We are here, exploring look and feel of Google+, a new social networking service from Google based on Circles, Hangouts, & Sparks with Google Profiles, Buzz, Picasa Albums & Videos. Also Google Buzz, Socio are not receiving much attention. Google Plus is released just after they globalized their +1 services which is similar to Facebook’s like. Add TechSansar to your friend circle in Google+ or let us know if you want invitation.

Google+ Project sharing with Circles, Hangouts, and Sparks.
Google+ Project sharing with Circles, Hangouts, and Sparks.


The home page says: The Google+ project makes sharing on the web feel like sharing in real life. Let’s see how easy G+ makes our computing behavior.

Google+ Post Stream
Google+ Post Stream

Google Plus can be accessed by going to http://plus.google.com/ after you signed into your Google Accounts. You can build your Google Friend Circles extensively based on your friend’s invite email address or already those who are in your contact list. We tried it for Google Apps contact and had little difficulty with. TechSansar’s first post in Google+ Stream has been awesome !!! However, Google + seems like using excessive HTML5 and CSS3 technologies to give its users totally fresh look. The use of Web 2.0 (even Web 3.0) is yet to be observed, hope Google will be fast enough in Social Networking this time, which is the only way Google+ can survive.

Currently Twitter and Facebook are serving millions of streaming posts about Google Plus service which is as of now invite only. Also some people are complaining that even though they get the invitation, they can’t login or sign up with Google Plus service. If you want Google Plus invite, drop us a comment with your valid email address!

Google Plus Data Liberation
Google Plus Data Liberation

Google Plus is in another way a central repository of previous Google Profiles, Buzz, +1 collection, Picasa Web album’s shared pics and videos. And all of these can be controlled via Google Plus data liberation from the setting panel. As of now, there is no official Google words regarding the storage capacity of the service because users (free ones) were allocated only 1GB of storage in Picasa which includes the images uploaded in Blogger as well. This will soon exhaust the storage in Plus, if Google uses the same web storage.

The structure of Google Plus profile looks like similar to that of Google Profile, with addiction of a sub-domain “plus” in it. TechSansar @ Google Profiles has the URL: https://profiles.google.com/111909189918490105187/ while the Google + profile URL is basically the same: https://plus.google.com/111909189918490105187 . However, there was an opportunity in Profile pages given for users to customize their Google Profile page into vanity link like https://profiles.google.com/techsansar instead of using a long list of numbers.

Using email address can be one way of getting spam during Google+ (frankly, using numbers in URL can check it, but doesn’t look human friendly like in vanity URLs), people have been giving their email addresses publicly in twitter streams asking for invitation into the Google+ program.

Sparks in Google+ lets you find stuff you're interested in, it seems lik featured interests from various categories.
Sparks in Google+ lets you find stuff you're interested in, it seems lik featured interests from various categories.

These are some of the features of Google Plus seen as of now, we hope to come across some more in time. Atleast, we can be sure that Plus will depend on Facebook and Twitter plus other social networking sites to bring more users to it, hence you can still connect your other social media profiles to Google+.

Google Plus Connected Accounts with Other Social Media
Google Plus Connected Accounts with Other Social Media

These were some of the Google+ features and limitations we have explored as of now. A nice animated demo tour and features of Google+ can be viewed on The Google+ Project page.

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25 Comments
  1. Sabin Bajracharya says

    please send me an invitation!!!
    [email protected]
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Team TechSansar.com says

      Invited, you will receive it when Google+ slots will be available for you!

      Please, do not include your email address in the comment box (unless you are not including it in the email field in the comment box) – otherwise you will be feeding spammers!

      Thnx

      1. seerat sohal says

        i need some more invites.. can u please provide me   

  2. Rajan says

    Please gimme a invitation too!

    Thanks!

    Rajan

  3. Abiral Gautam says

    plz send me invitation

  4. Jnbagale says

    Can you send me an invite plz. 

  5. milap neupane says

    please please send me an invitation ….

  6. Ekendra Lamsal says

    The coolest feature I find about Google+ is the “Hangouts” – we can live stream our videos to Youtube from Google Plus !

  7. Manju says

    pls send me a invite also

  8. Drebin198 says

    Please send me one 🙂

  9. Akshar Dave says

    can you plz invite me to google+.
    Thanx in advance:D

  10. Aman DSJ says

    can you please invite me my id is aman (dot) dsj (at) gmail (dot) com 

  11. Henry says
  12. Akshar Dave says

    can u plz invite me at akshar314(at)gmail
    thanx in advance:D

  13. Sushil Gupta says

    The privacy is awesome! Google+ rocks. But I am afraid of Google’s monopoly now. Anyone need invitation? Mention me on twitter @deSushil:twitter !

  14. Suman Dahal says

    thanks for such a wonferful information.. can u please send me an invitation [email protected]

  15. Suman Dahal says

    thanks for such a wonferful information.. can u please send me an invitation sentikool (dot) ersuman (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Subhash2046 says

    please invite me

  17. Kdr says

    Can i get invitation please ! Thank you

  18. Yubaraj Malakar says

    i also love to be invited for Google + accout

  19. Sandra says

    Can I have an invitation? Thanks!

  20. Chetan Deshmukh says

    can you please send me an invitation for Google+ account ? thx 🙂

  21. Chetan Deshmukh says

    please invite me for an Google + account ! my email ID is: [email protected] thanks !!!

  22. Arjun Gautam says

    can you please send me an invitation for Google+ account ? my  email address  is  [email protected]

  23. […] Google launched it’s social networking site named Google Plus which is somehow similar to facebook. I feel that G+ is not so user friendly and interesting as […]

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