Trying to catch up on the leading social network site seems to have its advantages. There’s really at a lot of truth when they say being an also-run makes you work harder. The tweaks on Google+ just keep on coming.
What Google has not achieved yet in social networking, it has long ago achieved in search engines as the world’s undisputed leader. With Google+ riding on this search engine leadership, recent tweaks in the Google world now lets you strike up a conversation with your friends when making a search in Google+.
Searching for a topic on Google opens a dialogue box that prompts you to “join the discussion” give users of the social network upstart the facility to converse with their friends directly from a search result on a topic being searched about. Once you decide to join in, your comment appears right in your Google+ feed which other people can see, respond do and spark a debate or discussion. Along with your regularly posts, our comments can be shared across the whole Google+ universe or limited to specific groups. You comment also appears in Google+ search results should other people start searching about the same topic. For instance, if you make a Google+ search about Blackberry and you comment about it in a discussion group, your comment can be picked up to start a conversation thread about the topic.
In addition to the discussion feature on the Google+ search, the giant search engine has also introduced a couple more tweaks to apps in the Google+ mobile world. From your smartphone, you simply tap on the “What’s Hot” link to get the latest Google+ posts judges by the site as most interesting. For instance, a top on it will display the recent current hot topic about the contentious Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA. You can also views of people’s names who had clicked “+1” on certain posts to see who did that.
Google has disclosed these new features will also be available on the Android and Google+ iOS apps. Google fans will be quick to notice that since opening up its Facebook competition, Google has been enhancing its upstart Facebook challengers to be a robust and fully-features high value social networking service that may yet overtake the leader.