Google Plus is releasing a number of new features, one of which is Ripples (pictured above). Ripples visualize how a post is shared across the entire network, as well as within small networks (in G+ parlance, Circles). That is:
The ripple diagram shows this post spreading as users share it on Google+. Arrows indicate a user receiving the post, then resharing. Circles within circles represent a resharing sequence, so large circles indicate busy resharing.
Also released is Google Plus for organizations using Google Apps. This could be interesting for geographically dispersed editorial teams as they collaborate on documents. For example, a reporter has a story in Google Docs and she and her editor can hop into Hangouts (G+’s video conferencing) and co-create within it.
And finally, Picassa got an update. G+ uses this for image sharing and it now includes new editing filters. Google is calling this the G+ Creative Kit:
Google+ Creative Kit, [is] a fast and friendly way to make powerful edits to your photos. Now you can add that vintage feel to your vacation photos. Or sharpen those snapshots from the family barbeque. Or add some text for added personality.
For more, Mashable fills in the details.