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Three Uses For Google Plus Beyond Social Networking

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Google+ first popped up as Mountain View’s answer to Facebook, but as the platform has grown its most useful components have been nothing to do with social networking in the traditional sense. Here are three features that might make it worth your time to dust off your Google+ account and dive back in. Google Latitude is dead (RIP), but many of the location-sharing features that were available in Google Latitude have now been rolled into Google+. You can keep an eye on where you friends are at all times, and even get alerts (via Google Now) when they arrive home after a long hard day at the office. You know, if they let you. It’s not quite Google Latitude but it’s better than nothing. To let your friends see you, you first need to enable Location Reporting from the Google Settings app on Android or the Privacy section of the Google Search app on iOS.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.