Since its creation, Google+ has been advertised as a platform to help people who have common interests gather while also discovering new things and people through Hangouts and Circles.
Google introduced Google+ Communities, a new service for the social networking users, yesterday. The fastest-growing network promises users it will be “a gathering place for your passion.” The new hubs allow users to discuss specific topics such as business, food, art and music in private and public groups, similar to Facebook groups.
The feature permits users to discuss interests and locate other members with similar passions. It also provides a platform to share and coordinate events with other community members.
All registered Google+ users can create a public or private community by visiting the Google+ Communities page.
S. Lynn Cooper is a Washington, DC-based digital strategist and communications expert. Cooper is the founder and director of Socially Ahead, a strategic communications agency that specializes in the creation of social and digital strategies and campaign management. Follow her on Twitter at @sociallyahead .