All of your social needs can be catered for by google services
YouTube is one of the most popular services in the world, and setting up an account and sharing your own videos is incredibly simple. You can upload videos from a PC or a smartphone, and you can also subscribe to videos of people you know. It is an all-encompassing service that is perhaps the most social of all, and one that can be used within a circle of friends as much as to follow the famous.
Photo sharing is hugely popular, and can be a positive force to bring people together. Picasa makes the process as easy as possible, and enables real-time sharing of the photos you take and the photos of others. Add in the ability to edit the photos and a variety of mobile apps to let you share from anywhere, and it could quickly become a favourite service that you use every single day.
The alternative Facebook
Google Circles is a slick social network that allos you to group together specific people into specific circles so that you can share things with certain groups and not others, bypassing the dilemma of whether you want you close family members to read all of your blue rants! Setting up circles is as easy as dragging and dropping and and can post comments and media just as easily as you can in Facebook. What’s more, Circles scans your Gmail account for possible friends.
Getting your daily dose of news has been made even easier by Google News. It gathers together news stories from 4,500 English language news sources across the globe, and groups stories together in a very user-friendly way. Putting articles into sections, Google News allows you to personalise the news selection by picking your favourite categories, as well as allowing you to easily share interesting reads with friends and family.
Tell the world
Google’s Blogger offers a complete solution for creating your own blog, which you can have up and running in a matter of minutes. The tie-in with Google helps a lot for search indexing and it is completely free. With the knowledge that thousands of blogs are hosted by Google, you can also be assured of the best uptime available, and a continually reliable service.