June 28, 2011: Google Plus (Google+) Beta Announced
2011 – Google announced a Beta version of their Social Network to rival Facebook – Google+ (Google Plus). It was invite-only beta, and those who got in experienced the G+ experience. Google introduced circles – where you can place your friends and family. Sparks was a hashtag-type service that was discontinued later in the year. The biggest part of Google+ is the hangout – ability to video chat with up to 9 others. Other options like instant upload let you organize and share quickly.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 28
- 1999 – HydraBBS software was released
- Williamette – a.k.a. Pentium 4 – is announced
- AMD files antitrust suit against Intel
- Motorola introduces the 16 MHz 68020 processor