Coinciding with Microsoft Office 365’s launch Google has leaked information about Google+. Google+ is a social network which appears to consist of a few different elements such as

  • Circles
  • Hangouts
  • Instant Upload
  • Sparks
  • Huddle

Circles allows you to “share different things with different people. So sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself – just like real life.”

Hangouts allows you to “let specific buddies (or entire circles) know you’re hanging out and then see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat. Until teleportation arrives, it’s the next best thing.”

With Instant Upload, “your photos and videos upload themselves automatically, to a private album on Google+.  All you have to do is decide who to share them with.”

You can tell Sparks “what you’re into and it will send you stuff it thinks you’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something cool to watch, read, or share.”

And according to Google Huddle “turns all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page all at once. Your thumbs will thank you.”

This social network will probably rival Facebook in a way that Facebook hasn’t been challenged before. It will ultimately change the way internet marketing is conducted.