Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yala is on Google+, Are You?

Yala is now on Google+! We are excited to join a new social network operated by Google, Inc., launched in June of 2011, with integrations across a number of Google products, including Buzz and Profiles. Although we are new to G+, we are learning many things that we like about the new network...

1. Photos
The photo gallery offered in your Google+ account is absolutely beautiful. Since the photo sharing site Picasa is owned by Google, they were able to integrate photo viewing, sharing and editing within your Google+ account.  

The editing program in G+ makes it easy to touch up your photos:

"Google has created a section specifically for viewing, managing and editing multimedia. The photo tab takes a user to all of the photos he or she has shared, as well as the ones he or she is tagged in. It’s not just photo tagging, though: Google+ includes an image editor (complete with Instagram-like photo effects), privacy options and sharing features." - Google+

2. Post Editor 
Have you ever made a post on facebook or twitter an then realized you made a mistake? Google+ allows you to edit your posts without having to delete them!

3. Circles
Organizing people or businesses that we connect with is easy with Google+'s social groups called circles. "One key element of Google+ is a focus on targeted sharing within subsets of your social group, which are what Google calls Circles. Circles are simply small groups of people that you can share to, each with names like friends, family, classmates and co-workers." - Google+

4. Hangouts
Honestly, we haven't participated in a 'hangout' yet, but see it as a useful tool in providing instant customer service or assistance in the future. “Hangouts is Google’s new group chat feature. Instead of directly asking a friend to join a group chat, users instead click “start a hangout” and they’re instantly in a video chatroom alone. At the same time, a message goes out to their social circles, letting them know that their friend is “hanging out.” Friends can then join the hangout as long as they have been placed in a circle that was invited by the person who created the Hangout." - Google+

We look forward to circling up on Google+ - make sure to check out our page by clicking here : )

Until Next Time,

Lauren of Team Yala

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