Google resets social agenda with GooglePlus
Google is taking another stab at the social space with a new service, called Google+.
For now, Google is quick to call Google+ a “project,” and acknowledged that the social service still has “rough edges.” However, it currently has a host of features to help people communicate over the Web with friends and family.
Google+ is designed around “Circles” that allow users to group people within their social sphere into different categories. Google says that the people you tend to meet up with on Saturday nights, for example, can be grouped into their own category, while parents can be placed into another. You can then decide to share only certain information with different Circles.
Lots of news coming from Google today. Sounds like an interesting project, but what happens if one starts using it and it goes the way of Google Wave? Sounds like a retooled version of Google Buzz to me, and that didn’t fare too well either. Google seems to be trying to compete with virtually any and every concept it can these days.
Side note - the plus sign is not too html-friendly…