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Google+ airs sharing-focused TV spot during Packers vs. Lions game [Video]

November 25, 2011 |  5:46 pm

Google+ TV ad screen shot

Google's social networking effort, Google+, is looking for users and took to the commercial break of the Thanksgiving Day NFL matchup of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions to entice turkey lovers.

The TV spot, which can be seen below, ran for 90 seconds and focused on the theme of sharing. Makes sense for a social network, right?

Google+'s most prominent sharing feature is, of course, Circles, which allows users to share photos, links, video or anything else to specific groups (er...Circles) of friends they've selected.

Hangouts, Google+'s video chatting feature, also is shown off in the ad, and together the two pillars of Google+ allow users to share online "but like real life," the ad proclaims.

How can a website and phone app (Android and iOS only for now) allow you to share online as you would in the real, tangible-not-digital world? Again, because you can share with whomever you want -- everyone, a Circle of co-workers, close friends or friends back home, etc.

So what do you think? After watching the ad, are you going to use Google+ more? Or even sign up for those who haven't yet given Google+ a shot? Sound off in the comments below.


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Image: A screen shot of the first TV ad for Google+'. Credit: Google via YouTube