Google+ has a new tool that will help its users to begin a conversation with certain topics with the other users. How? You can find the topic with which you want to start a conversation by typing on the search box. After you hit enter, you will be shown another box that allows you to join the discussion.
For example you search on #againstSOPA, you will be directed to a page in which other Google+ users are currently discussing the topic at the time.
The team of Google+ announced the feature on January 19th:
“Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets you share directly from Google+ search results, and contribute to a topical Google+ stream. For example, if you search for basketball and then want to make a post about how your favorite team or player is doing, you can share right from the search results,” the team said in the announcement.
“Just look for the sharebox after searching on Google+, and you’ll see an opportunity to “join the discussion” about whatever you’ve searched for.
When you post from the search results page, it automatically includes a link back to the original search stream. This way others can join the active conversation as it unfolds.”
The new feature is brilliant compared to the previous way when we want to start a conversation. Before the announcement of the feature, we usually comment on some post or share something to make a conversation.
This is a fine move from Google+ to attract more internet users to register to the social media site. Launched on June 28, 2011, the site was booming in the first one or two months. The launch of Google+ was said to compete with the existing social media site Facebook. However, today Google+ has gained about 90 million users, while Facebook has more than 800 million users from across the world. Before Google+, the company had launched other social networking sites such as Google Buzz, Google Friend Connect and Orkut. It is expected that users of Google+ will reach more than 400 million of people by the end of 2012.