Google Maps Gets A Facelift And Gets More Social

A new version of Google Maps is being rolled out. Perhaps what is more intriguing about this roll out, apart from the slick look and feel and new features, is Google's continuous march in making its products more social and allowing users to collaborate. Google+ is the underlying tool for this. +Vincent Wong  predicted this would happen, way back when most people thought Google was trying to compete with Facebook with Google+. Creating a better Facebook was not the aim. All of Google's products are getting social allowing users to collaborate, and the new Google Maps is no different. Also see Google's acquisition of Waze by +Michelle Atagana. Waze is a GPS navigation app that helps you figure out the best route to take using traffic information from other drivers. Waze's social features will no doubt be integrated with Google Maps in due course.