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Google+ Social Network: Is There Really a Plus to It?

Can Google’s new social network take on Facebook?

Google+, a new social network which divides friends into circles that you can limit sharing streams of status updates, photos and videos with, hopes to dethrone Facebook. But the actual pluses to Google’s service seem suspiciously few, ranging from integration into Gmail, Calendar and Docs to enhanced privacy controls, Sparks news feeds and Hangouts video chat rooms where up to 10 can videoconference. Following a string of failed attempts to make the jump from online search juggernaut to social networking giant, can Google steal enough of Facebook’s 750 million users to remain relevant? We find out in the latest episode of online video series Gear Up.


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