Lots of great news coming from Google today. Not only has Google released vanity URLs, like this for GeekBeat.tv – http://google.com/+GeekBeat and this for Cali – http://google.com/+CaliLewis, but they have made some much needed updates for your streams.
For one, have you ever missed a post from a close friend or family member? Now you can set the slider bar so that will never happen again. We all want to see just what is important to us. Just by moving your slider bar to the far right, in the top right corner on your stream, will activate notifications whenever your important friends or family make a post. So never miss that new picture of your new born niece, a video of your buddy playing beer pong and making the winning shot, or a new video review from GeekBeat. Simple but very useful.
Have you ever wanted to share those cool videos from your buddy, or the awesome review from the GeekBeat staff? Now it’s easier to share it to anyone. Just select the down arrow near the share button and select email. Again, very useful to share with friends and family that have yet to use Google+.
Turning Down the Volume
So, these are all nice new features. But what about those users that, well, post something every few minutes. You know who they are. You want to see their feeds and they do have great information to share, but +Chris Pirillo does post a lot. Well now you can mute those notifications or even the whole profile. Oh and by the way Chris we love you, and I would never mute you.