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Google+ to remain ad-free, optimistic about Egypt

EMEA Marketing Head of Google+ Cristian Cussen assured that Google+ will never include advertisements, “unlike other social networks”.
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<br><div><b>Christian Cussen, Head of EMEA Marketing for Google+</b><div>
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<p>Today, Google+ has over 500 million accounts and 135 million active users a month. Using this data in order to persuade companies and individuals to obtain an account, the Europe, Middle East and Africa Marketing Head of G+ Cristian Cussen added: “I’m very optimistic about the growth of Egypt’s presence in Google+.”</p>
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<p>In a presentation entitled “Tapping into Creativity in Google+”, Cussen explained what distinguished this social network: “We do not force you to limit yourself to 140 characters and we do not use ads in your streams.” It was not hard to guess which networks Cussen was referring to. </p>
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<p>Google+ does offer some extraordinary features, such as hangouts, which are live video chats. These are often used today – in Egypt and elsewhere – in order to bring public figures and celebrities closer to their fans. </p>
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<p>Another interesting tool Cussen mentioned is called “Ripples”. This feature shows exactly how a piece of content was shared and re-shared. He used it to show that it was actually Britney Spears who first posted Korean hit Gangnam-style on Google+. Today, the video on YouTube has almost 1.5 billion views. </p>
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<p>Only time will tell whether Google+ will further grow and thrive. </p>