By now, even if you haven’t set up your Google+ (G+ for short) or been invited, you’ve surely heard about the tech giant's latest foray into the social media market. Is it a facebook killer as some have heralded, barely indistinguishable as others claim, or yet another tool being wedged into the mix? We’ve curated some responses and reactions from reliable sources around the web, which provide some insights into the potentials—and challenges of this new platform for online sharing. You'll also find a video below that walks you through how to get started.
THE ATLANTIC / JULY 11
"Google+, the new social network from Google has been live for two weeks now. The site won't be opened to the public until the end of July, at which point Google will rebrand some of its other products to more closely integrate all of its services, but tens of thousands have found their way in through email invitations from the search giant and select users."
WSJ / JULY 11
Google+ : the verdict so far
O’REILLY RADAR / JULY 8
The good, the bad, and the ugly of Google+
MASHABLE / JULY 6 + 10
What’s in a name: Google+ is your plus one
Exclusive: Google To Retire Blogger & Picasa Brands in Google+ Push
GIGAOM / JULY 4
Why Google+ could find a home in the workplace
READ WRITE WEB / JULY 5 + 9
How businesses can make the most of Google+
Storytelling and Social Networks: Why Twitter beats Google+
LIFEHACKER / JULY 9
Google+ Facebook Extension Integrates Facebook Viewing and Updating on Google+
SCOBELIZER / JULY 1 + 2
Why yo momma won’t use Google+ (and why that thrills me to no end
Why you daddy won’t use Google+ : no noise control
BETH’S BLOG / JULY 6 + 7
Google+ – Yi-Tan Call Notes
What is your plan for Google+ exploration and experimentation?
How To Get Started W G+ from WebVideoChefs