Google+ is a new social networking service operated by Google. It was launched in June 2011 and is currently in an invite only testing phase. Invited users must over 18 years of age to use Google+.

Google+ has a number features such as Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and Huddles, together with the traditional user profile.

The design follows Google’s basic look and feel and will be familiar to many users.

At this stage it is difficult to say whether Google+ will be the successor to Facebook but it  reached 10 million users in just 2 weeks and its integration with other Google services, such as Gmail, will make it popular with users.

Watch this space…