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September 20, 2011

Google Plus Goes Live Today: Hello Construction World
Filed under: Computers in Construction — Tags: — nedpelger

Wired broke the story that Google Plus went from an invitation only Beta site to live today. Now anyone with a Gmail account (if you don’t have one, get one right now), may signup to participate in Google Plus. This social network should be much more useful than Facebook. I think G+ will change the way design and construction teams collaborate.

Google improved the Hangout feature in G+, which will allow scheduled and impromptu virtual meetings. We can video conference from our smart phones or desktops, share screens, SketchPad and Google Docs all at the same time. We can also create information circles around a particular project that keeps everyone in the loop and on current documents.

In an earlier post, I encouraged you to jump in with Google and smart phones. ┬áThe reasons to stay current with technology just got stronger today. I’m going to download the G+ app to my Android and see where it takes me.

Has anyone gotten any results yet or have anything to share on this topic?

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