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Google Plus profiles for businesses will be available within a few months, reports VentureBeat and Inc. Tech. Read more at Inc. Tech: http://bit.ly/qTTE9O. Google has been steadily adding users in the test-phase of its new social network, to the tune of at least 18 million so far. The new social network could possibly rival Facebook after its test phase is over and the doors are opened to everyone. Watch a video of a Google product manager reacting to the demand for business profile pages, courtesy of VentureBeat: Google product manager.
More on the new Google Plus social network, writing tips for any business writer, and how to start your own blog. Download the PDF here: http://bit.ly/oSvsqV.
Is it possibly the next mainstream social network? I believe so. Google has introduced another one of its web inventions, called Google+. Google Plus is Google’s answer to Facebook – in the testing phase with limited invites right now. Unlike Facebook, your connections are grouped in circles: one for family, one for friends and one for acquaintances. Live video chat is also available in “hangouts” where friends come-and-go all day. Check out this article with the scoop: click here.
For business blogging tips, including how to start your own free blog with WordPress, see the article from Mouse and Pen in The Voice, published by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce: click here. The article is on the right side, on page 11, entitled “Blogging for Business Attracts More Customers.”