GOOGLEPLUS KINGPIN Bradley Horowitz announced Flipboard is partnering with Google+ and that means a higher quality infostream coming to my G+ app. Flipboard joins Buddy Media, Hootsuite, Context Optional, Hearsay Social, Involver and Vitrue as a Google+ “trusted” partner.
This means I will be able to leverage G+ as a truly dynamic element of social media (see helpful schematic at right). I will be able to comment via Flipboard to G+ and upvote Flipboard stuff with the Plus One system. I really like knowing I will be able to send individualised pieces of content to my Google+ Circles.
Google has been really tight about its G+ API. It is opening the service to Flipboard before allowing advertisements into Googleplus--a big deal in many ways.
I've been using Googleplus for nearly a year, along with a cluster of Irish who have discovered ways to leverage the communities inside Google Circles. I reduced my use of Twitter by nearly 25% of my 2010 daily output, making time for Google Plus. I like what I've found in the G+ community, like the Queens of the Stone Age EP.