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Introduction to Social Media Investigation by Jennifer Golbeck

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Chapter 13

Google +

Abstract

Google Plus has been Google's most successful rival to Facebook. It focused on the importance of privacy from the start, important both because of the history with Buzz and because Facebook was actively criticized for its privacy issues at the time. Google Plus was, in part, promoted as a privacy-respecting alternative. This chapter presents an overview of the different types of information people share on the site and how to find those people.

Keywords

Social media

Social networks

Google

Google Plus

Introduction: Before Google +

Google + (pronounced, and sometimes written, as “Google Plus”) is Google's online social networking platform. It is similar to Facebook in many ways.

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