Google recently promoted a ‘photo walk’ day to encourage those of us interested in photography to join with likeminded souls and wander around Darwin and other city centres, taking photos to be uploaded to and shared via Google+ (Google’s version of Facebook, although both parties will hate that reference).
It is fair to say that Google+ remains a less mainstream social network, despite that fact that it continues to enjoy some growth in its user base. Social Media News estimates about 2.2 million Australians using Google+, compared to Facebook’s 10.9 million.
Before your busyness tempts you dismiss yet another call by me to explore Google+, there are two key reasons I believe it warrants a visit (or a return visit):
Google says it is paying close attention to content that is being shared within Google+ when it comes to compiling its search results
The recent ‘photo walk’ has revealed how potent photography, or the love thereof, can be in building networks
It is this latter point I want to explore today and it was prompted by the group, Darwin Photo Walks.