Google has rolled out Google+ communities to its social networking platform, allowing users to join private and public groups based on specific topics and interests such as video games, football teams and local neighborhoods.
Google’s senior VP of engineering said yesterday, “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has always been a place to crowd around common interests and meet new people,” Gundotra wrote. “What’s been missing, however, are more permanent homes for all the stuff you love: the wonderful, the weird, and yes, even the things that are waaay out there. With Google+ Communities there’s now a gathering place for your passions.”
Why I’m Curious:
I think it’s interesting how users can join a public group or create their own, such as developing a forum for poker nights with friends. And I love how it’s also possible to launch a video-chat Hangout on the platform within each group. I think many wrote off Google+ initially, however it is interesting to see how it develops as they add new features such as Communities.