Hey Google+ What’s New?

Post by Ray 3 years ago - Google Plus - 0 Comments

Google+  i/o 2013

The photo above is of Google VP, Vic Gundotra announcing the new and improved Google+ at the I/O Conference.

Yes, I watched it. And yes, I brewed me several pots of coffee in anticipation of the hours I’d spend wrapping my head around the changes.

 Overall, I think they’ve made a wise move to harmonize the Google Now look across all devices.

The new Google+ is all about the Cards.

They’re dynamic and responsive; flipping when you click an auto generated hashtag or moving front and centre when you want to write a post.

Because they reveal so little text, we have to hone our copywriting skills to  be noticed.

As Mike Elgan says:

Google’s new user interface is not anti-writer. It’s pro-reader. (And that’s a good thing for writers.)

I prepared a short SlideShare that gives an overview of the changes with some editorial and tips thrown in.

There are a few glitches such as the Communities welcome page is a mess, but overall, I’m happy with the changes.

Because I’m not a “chat” guy, I’ll have to get used to the new Hangouts which is a glorified Google Talk app. It is a smart move to grab more of the youth market, though.


How do you feel about the changes?

If you want to stay on top of Google+ news, sign up for my Weekly Google+ Tips Newsletter. You’ll also be invited to join our private subscriber community: Google+ Tips & Topics.

I bet you can figure what next week’s Hangout topic will be. 🙂

About Ray Hiltz

Thanks for dropping by. I'm a Social Media Strategist eager to help you sort out social media platforms and content that will best drive your business forward. My background is in business, specifically non-profit performing arts and restaurants. (Some would argue that is also non-profit.) In addition to the posts you'll find here, I also host the Ray2Go show on YouTube and Soundcloud and publish the weekly "Ray's Marketing Digest".

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