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Games, Questions & Shared Circles: Google Plus's Next Big Features Discovered in its Code?

Games, Questions & Shared Circles: Google Plus's Next Big Features Discovered in its Code? | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Recently added sprites (see images below) include a question mark, icons for dining, movies, map pushpins, star ratings, emoticons and more. One of those icons (see bottom), which looks like two little people, could be involved in some kind of social search feature, Rohrweck guesses. He also found an icon with a chess symbol on it, backing up his earlier discovery where a product called "Google+ Games" was referenced by name.

However, the most intriguing find had to do with four icons, all whose names begin "shared_circle." This seems to imply that Google+ will allow you to create Circles containing other Google+ users, and share those with others.
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Engadget: Google+ code reveals intent to unleash Games and Questions to the social world

Engadget: Google+ code reveals intent to unleash Games and Questions to the social world | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Having a difficult time getting your honeydew list checked off because you're trying to level up in Mafia Wars? You may want to just chuck the whole sheet of paper in the trash. Buried deep in Google Plus' source code are a few curious references to at least two new services that may very well be destined for the invite-only social networking suite.

The first is Google Games, the tech giant's first venture into the world of social gaming. Also on the company's white board is Questions, a likely love child of Google's $50 million acquisition of Aardvark.
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Google Plus: Why Facebook and Quora Should Worry - in The Age of Relevance - Mahendra Palsule @ScepticGeek

Mahendra Palsule right now on Google+ and the interest and social graphs: "Facebook has done a not-so-great job capturing users’ interests. Many people have ‘Liked’ hundreds of pages just because they were asked to do so by their friends. Facebook’s obsession with and overreliance on the social graph has corrupted their interest graph, and this might well be Facebook’s Achilles Heel in the long term. Google Plus takes a different approach. The goal of Sparks is to capture your true interests. It is in a primitive state at present, but I’m talking about the Big Picture here!"

Mahendra Palsule last march on the "Age of Relevance":
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/03/the-age-of-relevance/
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