Google just recently launched its alternative to Facebook, Google Plus.
"We'd like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software," Google stated on its blog . "We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests. And so begins the Google+ project."
Google is pitching "circles" as a way to relate your friends into different sub categories... this way, you keep family, high school friends, work friends all separate into different subsets.
Sparks is Googles way of providing a way to share information, whether it is articles, videos, or news items to read.
Hangouts seems to sound a lot like Facebook Places or Foursquare... be able to discover your friends at the same places you are and be able to meet up in person.
Google Instant Upload
No longer have to worry about uploading... let Google do it for you.
Google Huddle allows you to group texting to make life easier.