Today, Google finally launched their answer to Facebook, which essentially turns Google into a huge social network. Among the changes, the navigation bar at the top will be black, and function like the Facebook notification bar, complete with red notification number. The Google+ friends lists will be referred to as Circles, and their emphasis here seems to be on privacy.
The Google+ layer will be integrated into every part of Google.
There also seems to be a big emphasis on video chatting and conferencing, which could have serious implications for Skype.
Check out Google+ here: https://plus.google.com/
Read the full Mashable article, including the breakdown of all the features here: http://mashable.com/2011/06/28/google-plus/
Here’s their video: