Google+ changed its layout to a fresher one and it looks more like Facebook timeline. It still remains unclear if it’s useful and how many (active) people are currently using it.
After two weeks inside Google+, here’s what I think about this new social media platform:
what’s cool:- circles: finally I can choose the exact group of people I want to share something with - interface: clean, simple - integration: mail, chat, picasa, etc are all in the same place, making it easier to share and connect them what’s not cool: - openness: by default my google profile is visible to everyone on the web as well as everything I share - contacts: I found myself included in other’s people cirlces without even knowing them (even my profile is not researchable on search engines). This means that if I share something without indicating some circle, these unknown people can read it - search results: in the picture down here there’s another privacy intrusion. This user maybe has shared on her profile, or simply “+1’s” a link and automatically she appeared next to the link. You can click on her image and get instant access to her profile (life). Conclusion: Google+ has already attracted more than 10 million people in less than one month, and it seems better than Google Wave & Buzz. It’s still in its early days of beta testing, but I think is quite different from Facebook or Twitter and will be very interesting to see how Google will shape it in the near future.
After the first experiment with Arcade Fire in “The Wilderness Downtown”, Chris Milk returns with a new HTML5 interactive v ideo for Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi: Rome.
Watch the video down here, and the enjoy the full experience film here (requires Google Chrome)
Google introduces a new way to discover interesting things on the web: the ones your friends care the most: a new button enables you to flag a website, a picture, or simply an item found on the web, showing your “+1” (google for “recommend this”).
Results of your search will display friends recommendations. It requires a public google profile to enable this new feature.
The first step for Google for entering the realm of Facebook “likes”.
If you’re always on the move and what to check your Google Adsense campaigns, what’s better than your smartphone. Well, now it’s possible doing it without fear: it’s Flash free.
“You can easily check your earnings, get important alerts, and view reports (without the need for Flash) on your phone”
Looks like Apple get another win in the battle against Adobe in the Flash battle.
Full story here.
The interesting thing here is that Google will do security research through a competion, asking hackers to violate Chrome. If one succed will be rewarded, while Google can learn at the same timeif its browser has some security issues.
Learning a bit about bounce rate for your website and how to improve it.
Google Instant Preview è stato introdotto la scorsa settimana per velocizzare ancor di più le nostre ricerche. Molto comodo per capire con un’occhiata se il sito che stiamo cercando è quello giusto senza neanche aprire la pagina e poi tornare indietro.
Non funziona però con con siti realizzati in Flash (vedi foto qui sopra). Forse la scelta di Apple di non usare la tecnologia di Adobe sui dispositivi mobili non è così sbagliata come tanti continuano a sostenere.
Qui per approfondire il tema HTML vs Flash
.Facebook introduce Places, copia spudorata di Fourquare, ma con un potenziale di 500 milioni di utenti. Si usa solo attraverso smartphone con gps e per ora è attivo solo negli USA
.Google introduce Google Voice Gmail: si possono fare e ricevere telefonate all’interno della schermata Gmail, senza installare software sul computer. Chiaro l’attacco al mercato di Skype. Solo per USA al momento (putroppo!)
.Wired USA pubblica un articolo provocatorio sulla morte del web e sul successo delle app, molto più facili e utili da utilizzare dei normali siti