“Google+ is taking care of business!”

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Google Plus Business

My colleague Eric called me this week to inform me of something particularly awesome.

Google+ (a new social networking site that everyone’s great-grandmother is not on) now offers “Pages” for businesses.

What does that mean? Well, in layman’s terms, you know how many businesses nowadays give you incentives to “Like us on Facebook?” Well, now you can +1 your favorite businesses on Google+ too.

Obviously, the concept itself is not some “revolutionary” new idea, especially since Facebook and Twitter have already done a good job of amping up the business end of social media. I have come to think of Google as the online BASF. You remember those commercials, right? “We don’t make a lot of the products you buy; we make a lot of the products you buy better.” Practically anytime Google touches something, it turns to gold. And if Google touches gold, the gold becomes 900 carat diamond with platinum edges and free waffles.” Don’t believe me? When’s the last time you heard someone say, “I yahoo-ed the subject for my school paper,” or “I alta-vista-ed my mom’s new boyfriend,” or “I need to lycos who won the game last night.” Google didn’t invent Internet searching. They made Internet searching better. So much so that the company name has become a household verb.

I have already heard many G+ critics say, “Well, I still think Facebook is better.” That may very well be, but consider of how long Facebook has been around. Google+ is still just getting started. Neither Facebook nor Rome were built in a day. I find it exciting to see Google+ add features and put their own creative spin on it. (I’m in still in awe of the “Circles” idea. That, right there, is what Facebook was missing all along.)

I am really looking forward to signing Computer Depot up for a Google+ page, so look for that in the not-too-distant future. 🙂

P. S. When’s the last time you Appled something, by the way?

Scott Davis
Store Manager Powell Location

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