Google announced today that Google Plus now allows pages. That means, just like on Facebook, organizations and businesses can create pages to promote their interests and connect with fans. According to the official announcement,
Google+ has always been a place for real-life sharing, and Google+ Pages is no exception. After all: behind every page (or storefront, or four-door sedan) is a passionate group of individuals, and we think you should able to connect with them too. For you and me, this means we can now hang out live with the local bike shop, or discuss our wardrobe with a favorite clothing line, or follow a band on tour. Google+ pages give life to everything we find in the real world. And by adding them to circles, we can create lasting bonds with the pages (and people) that matter most.
What can be sure is that, after today, businesses and organizations will now rush to create pages for their organization. What does this mean for conservative citizen journalists? Now is the chance to pick up interests you are passionate about and create a page and a community around it.
Here are some pages that have already been created that you might like:
Be looking for more in the coming days and weeks as organizations realize the importance of signing on. After all, Jesus has 10 million fans on facebook.
What ways do you think this can be used to advance journalism outside of the mainstream media?
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