November 23, 2020

New On Google Plus Today: 16 Games To Play Online & Sharing Google Books Info on Google Plus

1. Share Your Favorite Books with Literary Circles on Google+ (via Inside Google Books)

This new feature allows you to tell friends what you’re reading, invite them to read them book, and share comments. It does not provide an interactive reading experience or allow you to easily share highlighted passages but we wouldn’t be at all surprised if that’s in the works. Complete details in the blog post.

2. From a Post on the Official Google Blog by Google’s Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Engineering

Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.

That means giving you control over when you see games, how you play them and with whom you share your experiences. Games in Google+ are there when you want them and gone when you don’t.

Note: If you don’t see a place to access the games, standby. Google is rolling out games during the next few days.

Here are the First 16 Games Available on Google+

UPDATE: “Google’s Google+ Adds Games, But Wants Data in Return” (via PCMag.com)

…users need to give permission to the app to view a variety of personal information, including the user’s email address, “basic information about your account,” and even a list of people that you have placed in your Circles, with the order or priority of them.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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