In the same way that YouTube liberated online video for the masses, democratizing content distribution and making citizen reporters of all of us, we see a similar trajectory with Hangouts for live video conversation and coverage of events.
Worried about kids and social networks? While services like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest are among the most public of online spaces, it may help to recall that a little education can go a long way towards teaching children how to behave on them.
While it's fun for friends and family to interact with one another, businesses, organizations and politicians have begun using hangouts to promote their causes and messages. Here are a few things you can do with Google Hangouts.
Of course I know who Scott Evans is. He's the kid brother of Chris Evans and has made a name for himself in his own right with a memorable turn on One Life to Live. I just don't know him. But try telling that to Facebook.
Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.
I've crudely plotted Facebook's user growth in an old notebook, ignoring all sorts of factors that I don't know: attrition rate, macroeconomics, tech scalability, global warming, and the number of cat videos on the Internet.
If Google+ was "two guys/gals in a garage with seed funding," I would adopt a wait-and-see attitude, but this is hardly the case. Although new projects have failed at Google before, this doesn't mean that search is the only thing Google can do.
Lovink's book takes the specific question of what the social is in social media as its starting point, providing a sociological understanding of the dominant role that centralized media platforms play.
I say this to all the entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs in the world, may you be crazy and courageous enough to live a fearless life or more importantly, to live the life you have always imagined.
Content beautification and delivery app Flipboard gets "most favored nation" status from Google and launches on Android. We also discuss Microsoft new computer-tablet hybrid and other Google+ and tech news of the week.
They were saying that MySpace was destined to control the world and it would be the operating system of the Internet. Today MySpace is basically gone. What the experts say would be successful, failed. And what the experts say would fail, succeeded.
With the migration of Google Places to Google+ Local and the release of Google Knowledge Graph, you now have the opportunity to increase the signals that the search engines can find about your business. Here is an overview of recent features and how you can leverage them.