What is Google Plus?

google plus logoNaturally I get asked this question many times, what is it and how to use it. In South Africa its adoption is still very slow, although growing fast. What I personally like about G+ is its integration into the entire web experience and search. I prefer seeing what my network has said about a particular topic I might be researching and enjoy seeing those recommendations.

I am also using many other Google products (apps) and the native integration of G+ into everything makes it appealing indeed. So what is it? To answer this question I’d like to post a video I found made by Aljazeera English, it gives a really nice overview.

By the way, Aljazeera is missing an important “trick” with regards to using YouTube for spreading their message: in the description they should add a link to their website or anything else they’d like to drive traffic to.