Google+ is google latest attempt to create a social network that rivals Facebook and Twitter. Google+ was launched by Google on June 28, 2011. The project was led by Vic Gundotra, Google’s SVP of social.
Google + social network is a collection of different social products which include Stream (a newsfeed), Huddle (a group texting service), Hangouts (a video chat service), Circles (a friend management service), Sparks (a recommendation engine), and Photos. We explain all of these features later in this guide. More features such as Games and Questions are expected to launch in the near future.
I guessed Google chose the name Google+ because it consider Google+ to be “an extension of Google itself,” It’s designed to be an improvement Google itself. Google decided to change the iconic Google navigation bar to include a link to a user’s Google+ profile, as well as a new icon that displays how many notifications a user has received, much like how Facebook handles notifications.
This is not Google’s first shot at dominating the social world. It has a long history in social media, including Orkut and its biggest success in social, YouTube. Read more