With a little over six weeks having passed since its launch, the fuss about Google+ has died down. Google today shook things up again with the introduction of games.
When Google+ launched on June 28, early adopters praised the minimalist, clutter-free feel of the UI. Several people in my circles mentioned the lack of games specifically. Well, today Google filled that void. The company has added games to its brand new social network.
It's been a couple of weeks since Google+ launched and, despite the limited availability, it seems that it has already gotten millions of users, this while struggling to keep people out, for most of that time.
There's no official hard number yet, it may be too early anyway, but Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt said that, while he does not have an exact number, there are now millions of Google+ users.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the company was launching something "awesome" the next week. A short while later, the company made it official, sending invitations to an event on July 6. But it didn't reveal any details on the announcement.
The latest rumors, which have been confirmed by different sources, say that Facebook is launching a group video chat option, powered by Skype, but built by Facebook.
Facebook users will be able to get together for video chat using the in-browser app or a desktop component, though it isn't clear whether this means Skype or a Facebook-built app.
Facebook may finally be ready to give iPad users their own app, more than a year after the device went on sale.
The social-networking giant plans to introduce a free app in the coming weeks that is designed and tailored especially for the tablet computer's touch-screen interface, according to a New York Times report that cited people who have been briefed on Facebook's plans. The app, which has been in development for more than a year, is in the final stages of testing, these sources told the Times.
Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities require users of the social network to be at least 13 years old (and even older, in some jurisdictions). Millions of preteens use the service anyway: some get permission from their parents to create an account while others lie about their age to get past sign-up restrictions. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wishes there was no limit in the first place.
Facebook has made two improvements to its @ Mentions feature when tagging friends. The first allows you to tag a friend without first typing the @ symbol and the second allows you to shorten a friend tag, as first pointed out by Inside Facebook.
The social network created by Mark Zuckerberg is constantly evolving. There are two new features in evidence at this time. New options in the comments of Facebook, scheduled to become operational on 29 April and one that will be available soon, a new status indicator.
Regarding the comments, it looks to be more social, and users to tell stories which may include, title, image, description, URL and, if desired, a location. All these elements are integrated into the concept of "Permalink" a permanent link that uniquely identifies a content that can be referenced.
Tuenti, the Spanish network has launched a video portal with exclusive content, in addition to the traditional and YouTube. This is possible thanks to various agreements with private companies.
If you access the new video page, you can see that now occupy a professional content preferred. Record labels, production companies and multinational companies in the multimedia field are present in this network.
Twitter has made it easier to find and follow Twitter accounts based on our interests. Now, when you search for a topic, you can find relevant accounts to that particular subject. Just click on the 'people' section of the search results page or search from the 'Who to follow' page.
With this new approach will help you find the Best Twitter users with your interests. For example, if you are interested in Hip Hop, you would like to follow Hip Hop artists. So, searching for 'Hip Hop you will now surfaces accounts like @common and @questlove.
Whether you are, looking for new DIY projects or someone who likes to keep an eye out for a great travel deal, you will be able to quickly find and connect with useful account users. You can search for general topics, like funny or sports, or be more specific, try Manchester United, Nascar or Formula One.