Though Google is widely known for Google Plus and YouTube, its social media outlets have a much wider reach as is shown in Google’s social media history infographic. Beginning in 2003, Google started acquiring various sites in order to create a solid base for its social media reach. Many of the blogging sites that people use today are, in fact, owned by Google, such as Blogger, Friendster, Jaiku and Google Buzz.
The inventive company is constantly adding new tools to its platform and inviting users to test out beta versions of its applications, openly receiving feedback and criticism from its users. Renowned for its ingenious team and creations, the search giant continues to purchase and create new ways for users to network and share information in clever and highly engaging ways.