Google Plus: A Brief Insight

Google Inc. launched Google+ on June 28, 2011 in an invite-only “Beta testing” phase . Users were then allowed to invite their friends and to create their accounts. The following day, this policy was dropped due to an ‘insane demand for accounts’ (Shaer, Matthew). Google announced on July 14th, 2011 that Google Plus had reached ten million users just two weeks after its limited trial phase . After four weeks, it had reached 25 million. Google’s biggest market was the US, followed then by India (Google+ Draws). Larry Page then declared that the service had reached 40 million users in October 2011. Males have been the majority of early adopters of Google+ (71.24%). The dominant age range is between 25 and 34. A survey estimates 13% of US adults have joined Google Plus and is projected to have 22% of US adults in a year.

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GENERATION Y – How Digital Natives Challenge Their Future Employers

In the upcoming years more and more students will graduate from university which have never known a world without the internet. This generation –my generation- which is commonly referred to as the ‘Digital Natives’, ‘Millennials’ or ‘Generation Y’ appear to perceive the world from a completely different angle. Since many of them experienced technology from their very early childhood as an integral part of their lives, we apparently approach digital communication, consumption, learning and working very differently. Continue reading

Google, a Marvel of Web Brilliance

Google+ is a service which has recently been launched internationally on September 20th 2011, following an initial testing phase beginning on June 28th 2011. Google+ is a free social networking and identity service operated by Google Inc.

Witnessing the success of networking services, Google wanted to enter this market in order to compete with already existing companies. More specifically, it wanted to directly rival the leading social network Facebook, which in 2011, had more than 800 million users. By adding new features, like “Circles”, “Sparks” and “Hangouts” and aiming at individuals, as well as professionals, Google Plus was created. Continue reading