20 December 2011

Google declared several little changes and new Google+ characteristic today. Along them, the Google stream filtering feature has came, and eventually brand pages can have more than one administrator. Google+ users can now use a sliding command to choose various levels of “volume” for their Circles; Pages can have up to 50 administrators.

 The single administrator grievance was a huge one when Google+ Pages first introduced. Robert Scoble added it up fairly well in his November 8 blog post “I wish I had never listen of Google’s brand pages,” when he founded only after creating a Page for Rackspace that he was the sole owner/poster. It was rather imperceptible that the Pages were pushed out to large brands first, with no way to split posting duties without permitting others access through one personal account.

But no furthermore! Page proprietor can now delegate and name up to 50 Page administrators. Other Page updates include: Notifications for Page owners on all Page action - also implausibly lacking from the launch of Pages Page admins and users who visit the Page will be capable to see an aggregate number of user who have +1’d the Page or added it to a Circle.


Google’s fine-grained stream controls are same to Facebook’s “How many updates?” control. But when Facebook’s All Updates - Most Updates - Only significant settings command updates from personal users, the new Google+ control applies to entire Circles.

Facebook does have a same control for Lists, though it’s more hard to search, in Lists > Manage List > Updates to Show. Facebook’s control permit users to choose the types of content they would like to see in their Newsfeed from those on the list, ie: status updates, photos, games, comments and likes, etc.
Google Plus permit users to set Circle “volumes” by choosing whether to “Show allfrom this stream in my primary stream,” “Show most,” “Show fewer,” or “Show none.”

Google+ notifications have been tweaked a moment, with sneak previews demonstrating more of posts without really navigating to them. Users can now see +1s and Shares since their last login, as well.

Google Notification Preview

Eventually, Lightbox received a makeover. Images can be blown up to full screen from a bottom-right corner command. Comments seem in a sidebar and overlaid on the image itself. Photos with labeled people now “spotlight” the tagged user when their name is clicked from the sidebar. Users can also use Picasa tools to do photo editing within Google+.

 What do you consider of Google’s most recent improvements? Tell me about it!