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Brief Published: 30 Jun 2011



Internet giant Google has waded into the social media war by launching a new social network to compete with established rivals Facebook and Twitter.

Focusing on privacy and small groups, Google+ gives users control over who can see what they are sharing, and who they are sharing it with, by creating small communities called Circles based on similar interests.

The project is currently a work in progress and more features will be rolled out soon. Stylus looks forward to seeing how Google+ develops, especially with the rise of niche social networks like Path, which only allows users to have 50 friends, reacting to Facebook’s dominance.