The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
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The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
Keep up with the rapidly changing social media industry. Get the big picture and follow the emerging trends. Also: http://sometek.fi (in Finnish)
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Everything you need to know about Google's Spaces chat app

Everything you need to know about Google's Spaces chat app | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Google's Spaces is a solid start for discussing common interests or planning events with friends, but it has a long way to go to take on established apps.
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The Future of Google+, What New Research Reveals

The Future of Google+, What New Research Reveals | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Wondering where Google+ is headed? In this article, you'll discover recent findings on current Google+ activity and Google's plans for the network.
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How To Get The Most Out Of Google+ Today

How To Get The Most Out Of Google+ Today | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

To the average user who may only casually use Google+, it's a better looking yet more empty social hub when compared with its competitors. When taking into account the ways in which Google+ is in fact a richer, more discussion-based and interactive experience, the social network begins to look like a far better place to spend one's time online.

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Google+ gets updated with new “Local reviews” tab, larger cover photos and a redesigned About tab

Google+ gets updated with new “Local reviews” tab, larger cover photos and a redesigned About tab | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Google has just announced a number of updates to Google+ in the browser, including the addition of a new “Local reviews” tab, a sleeker and easier to edit About tab and larger cover photos.

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Google+ passes Twitter to take number two social network slot after Facebook

Google+ passes Twitter to take number two social network slot after Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Something appears to be happening around Google's Google+ at least this is what some new numbers tell us from GlobalWebIndex. It says Google+ has 343 million
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There's No Avoiding Google+

There's No Avoiding Google+ | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

ogle Inc. is challenging Facebook Inc. by using a controversial tactic: requiring people to use the Google+ social network.

The result is that people who create an account to use Gmail, YouTube and other Google services—including the Zagat restaurant-review website—are also being set up with public Google+ pages that can be viewed by anyone online

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Google+ Communities: The Death of Message Boards? | Social Media Today

Google+ Communities: The Death of Message Boards? | Social Media Today | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Facebook Groups have been around for quite a while, so it doesn’t really come as any surprise that Google launched Google+Communities yesterday.

Google outlined its vision for Google+ communities as follows:

A permanent home for interest groups, with public or private membership*
Discussion categories to aid search for topics of interest
Options to hang out and plan events (see our new white paper on managing social media around live events)
The ability to share with your community from any +1 button across the web
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How Journalists Are Using Google+

How Journalists Are Using Google+ | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Google's still-young social network is largely the territory of early adopters and tech enthusiasts, but that hasn't stopped journalists from experimenting with it.
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Your Guide to the Brand New Redesign of Google+

Your Guide to the Brand New Redesign of Google+ | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

A major relaunch of Google+ has just been announced, promising enhanced ease of use and a much tighter focus on its core competencies.

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Make no mistake: Google’s new shared endorsements are a direct attack against Facebook

Make no mistake: Google’s new shared endorsements are a direct attack against Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Google today announced an upcoming change to its terms of service that will let the company add users' names and photos to certain parts of its advertising as of November 11. Make no ...
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Google+ Isn't A Social Network — It's The Matrix

Google+ Isn't A Social Network — It's The Matrix | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly.

Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as Facebook or Twitter - you can "befriend" people, you can "follow" people without their following you back - we've thought that it is a social network, and judged it on that basis.

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The Future Of Google Plus, And Its Path To Social-Media Domination

The Future Of Google Plus, And Its Path To Social-Media Domination | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Google began by absorbing 100% of online writers by way of offering them the ability to claim their own work with Google Authorship. Then Google Plus started absorbing all local businesses by starting to merge Google maps and Google local business pages. It wasn’t clear at the time what the next steps would be to get everyone else on board too, but that’s changed.


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Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

From its launch through today, everyone viewed Google Plus as "Google’s version of Facebook," because that’s the only sticky, simple headline that we can wrap our brain around. Most people believe it’s just another social networking service where all of our friends are supposed to join and share photos, status updates, and messages with each other. But it’s really not that at all.

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What You Need To Know About Google+ Communities

What You Need To Know About Google+ Communities | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Only a week old, Google+ Communities has gotten a lot of coverage and is the site's way of bringing its somewhat fragmented community together.
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The Future of Google+ looks bright for 2013

The Future of Google+ looks bright for 2013 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Now imagine, that for every user on Google+ there is a smaller Knowledge graph around your cirlces, interactions, likes and participations in events, check-ins and more and Google Now can use this information if you give permission to use it.

 

There could be Cards for mentioning, that your inner circles are just checking in to a restaurant near you. And a lot more possibilities come to mind and the future looks even brighter...


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Should Facebook be worried about Google Plus?

Should Facebook be worried about Google Plus? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Google will continue to innovate not only through software, but through hardware as well. Facebookis working on a phone with HTC, but have not been involved with any major consumer hardware innovation to date; and the software innovation they work on is limited to Facebook.com.

Facebook does not have the Google ecosystem of maps, calendar, search, books, movies, youtube, music, blogging, desktop search, cloud storage, advertising, rss readers, email, gps tracking, image editing, android, chrome, AppEngine, Compute Cloud, data takeout, or the tons of other products thriving and working together under Google.

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