Google announced today a pretty major deal with the NFL which will help it to grow adoption of Google+ Hangouts. With a full rollout coming later this month, NFL.com will soon be offering one-click access to Google+ Hangouts, allowing fantasy football players to video chat with their league in real-time. This is big news not just for Google+ itself, but also for the NFL.com website, since it means that players from all over get to have the same experience of hosting live draft parties and meetups, even when they’re too far to travel back and forth between people’s houses.
Hangout members can also chat, perform trades, or host other meetings via the feature, which later this month will include a live indicator on NFL.com/fantasy that indicates whether or not anyone in your league is online and hanging out. And the feature will work from the Google+ Android and iOS apps, too, says Google.
Source: TechCrunch – Take That, Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL Adds Google+ Hangouts To Its Fantasy Football Site
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Ok, this is a pure advertisement for Google+, but I do love the social network.
Partially because competition is always good (Facebook needs a kick in the teeth sometimes) and because I’ve never like the blue boxes of Facebook. The design and flow of Google+ works better for me…it feels like a real social network, not all gimmicky like Facebook.
Of the top 20 here are my five favorites:
#3 – Better mobile app (loads fast and better designed)
#11 – Better search (duh it’s Google)
#12 – Elegant notifications (great for multitaskers)
#13 – No more friend request fatigue (Circles are awesome)
#19 – Single post muting (mute posts in your stream)
Are you on Google+, or have you never gone back since it launched?