Google is about to be turned into one giant social network. The search giant has finally launched Google+, a year-long project led by Google Senior Vice President of Social Vic Gundotra. The project promises to be Google’s answer to Facebook.

Google+ is a social network. The first thing you are introduced to when they visit Google+ is the Stream. Almost like the Facebook News Feed, allowing users to share photos, videos, links or their location with friends.

What to expect:

+Circles: share what matters, with the people who matter most. Just make a circle, add your people, and share what’s new—just like any other day.
+Sparks: strike up a conversation, about pretty much anything. Sparks delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet. On any topic you want, in over 40 languages. Simply add your interests, and you’ll always have something to watch, read and share—with just the right circle of friends.
+Hangouts: stop by and say hello, face-to-face-to-face.By combining the casual meetup with live multi-person video, Hangouts lets you stop by when you’re free, and spend time with your Circles. Face-to-face-to-face.
+Mobile: share what’s around, right now, without any hassle.Google+ focus on things (like GPS, cameras, and messaging) to make your pocket computer even more personal.
+Location, location, location.With Google+ you can add your location to every post. (Or not. It’s always up to you.)
+Instant Upload .Google+ adds your photos to a private album in the cloud. This way they’re always available across your devices—ready to share as you see fit.
+Huddle.A group messaging experience that lets everyone inside the circle know what’s going on, right this second.

That’s the Google+ project so far: Circles, Sparks, Hangouts and mobile.

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