But people like me tend to use more than one social networking service, so I was happy to see someone has already built a Chrome extension that lets Google+ users push posts to Facebook and Twitter. It’s a little buggy from time to time, but overall, it works as advertised.
What it does is add a ‘Send to …’ option to Google+ posts to allow you to repost anything that appears in your stream right on your Facebook and Twitter profiles.
My main gripe with it is that you sometimes need to hit refresh in order to see the link.
Of course, you need to be a Google+ user to see shared posts; note that the project is still in ‘field trial’ and invitation-only at this point.
In the future, developer Mohamed Mansour says, the extension will enable people to instantaneously share Google+ posts on Twitter and Facebook sans dialog box (and perhaps more social networks). The source code is available on GitHub, by the way.
A Google project headed by Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz, Google+ is designed to be the social extension of Google. Its features focus on making online sharing easy for users. “Circles,” think social circles, akin to Facebook’s lists. “Sandbar,” a user-unifying toolbar. “Sparks,” a search engine for sharing content between users. “Messenger,” a group messaging app that allows users to share with certain “Circles.” “Hangouts,” group video chatting designed to allow up to 10 users video chat at once. Each Google+ user can replace his...