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The antithesis of mass-sharing
...as they were an add-on afterthought
Removing a friend creates a Mac like poof of smoke
Removing a social circle triggers the group to roll off the screen
Groups on Facebook, but a bit more fun and intuitive to use
"You share different things with different people. So sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself - just like real life."
ChatRoulette, but cleaner, and safer, and not as creepy, and ...
"With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for the first time. Let specific buddies (or entire circles) know you’re hanging out and then see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat. Until teleportation arrives, it’s the next best thing."
"Tell Sparks what you’re into and it will send you stuff it thinks you’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something cool to watch, read, or share."
Essentially a group messaging service
Will first roll out to Android, Additional support to be rolled out at a later date, read:iPhone
Reminds me of:, Disco
From Google:, "Texting is great, but not when you’re trying to get six different people to decide on a movie. Huddle turns all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page all at once. Your thumbs will thank you."
Just as it says, an "Instant Uploader"
Any photo or video content taken with your phone will be automatically uploaded to your Google+ account, ready to be shared, in a private directory
Replaces the tedious hours of transferring and uploading photos and video
Photos and videos are available for sharing for up to 8 hours after they were captured
Downsizes to 2048*2048 for big photos, via Thomas Christensen
Reminds me of:, Eye-fi, but with the added bonus of "already uploaded" and "ready to be shared"
From Google:, "Taking photos is fun. Sharing photos is fun. Getting photos off your phone is pretty much the opposite of fun. With Instant Upload, your photos and videos upload themselves automatically, to a private album on Google+. All you have to do is decide who to share them with."
Facebook, plain and simple, in a good way