Google+ has become the social media platform of choice for many musicians, with its Hangouts video chat feature and new Hangouts On Air feature, which enables users to post content from Hangouts to YouTube where it can be seen by millions worldwide. Many independent artists are taking advantage of this technology in new and innovative ways, completely changing the way music is created, performed and shared.
“We have been amazed to see this incredibly active and passionate community of music... [Read more]
I can’t remember who first “invited” me to Google Plus when it was still in beta, but I was excited to join the latest social media site and see what is was all about. Of course, as is the case with many Google+ early adopters, I was initially discouraged after finding that most of my Facebook friends weren’t on Google+. With no one to talk to, my Google Plus account remained dormant for a few months. A skeptical person by nature, I figured that Google was trying to reinvent Facebook and fail... [Read more]
In an interesting though not entirely unexpected turn of events, Google+ is experiencing technical difficulties. After the record-breaking growth of the service, with current estimates hovering at approximately 25 million users, Google+ was the fastest growing social media platform of all time. Despite rabid interest, partially generated by the ever-popular “invitation only” strategy, it appears that curiosity about the service is waning. Graphs provided by developers at 89n depic... [Read more]
While Google+ is building anticipation in its invitation only “Field Trial,” Facebook took the opportunity to launch versions of a few of the game-changing products introduced by Google+ including video calling and group chat. Facebook partnered with Microsoft-owned Skype to deliver the video chat feature, expanding Microsoft’s foothold in social media. Facebook’s video chat doesn’t support a group call like Google+’s Hangouts, and the group chat doesn’t... [Read more]
After Facebook’s smear campaign against Google was leaked by a rogue blogger it looks like Google may have its revenge. Early reports on Google’s social networking tool Google + say it’s intuitive and easy-to-use. The different interfaces borrow liberally from Apple’s playbook of clean, simple design and the product relies on these six innovations to Facebook’s model: - Circles: Social circles dependent on your different areas of interest rather than on Friend or N... [Read more]