Last November, Twitter introduced Twitter Stories, which allows users to share how they used the social media platform in an interesting way. Facebook launched its own Facebook Stories application back in 2010. Now, Google has registered the domain GooglePlusStories.com, hinting that it may roll out its own user testimonial campaign to showcase how people are using its Google Plus social networking tool.
On May 24, 2012, Google Inc. registered the domain names gplusstories.com (Whois) and googleplusstories.com (Whois) through the online brand protection company MarkMonitor.
It’s unsure what exactly Google will publish on its own Stories site, should it launch one.
Twitter’s site highlights tweets which gained noticeable attention, like the story of one user who wrote a book, found an agent, got published and landed a movie deal using Twitter every step of the way. Or how one user inadvertently live-tweeted the raid on the Osama bin Laden compound.
Whereas Facebook and Twitter users have been credited with helping to topple dictators, Google+ is still relatively new to the social arena.
Still, there have been notable stories. In February, Agence France Presse reported hundreds of Chinese flooded President Obama’s Google+ page, apparently taking advantage of a glitch in China’s censorship system to post about human rights and green cards.
At the time of this posting, neither domain resolves to a web page and Google has made no official announcement regarding Google+ Stories.
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