Google+, the Google-owned and operated social network, has received mixed reviews since launching on June 28, 2011. Some have embraced it, while others have been more skeptical.

Although similar to a company Facebook page, Google+ pages offer some unique features not available on Facebook. Google authorship, integration of various Google products, and additional opportunities like Google Hangouts make this platform truly unique.

This infographic from DPFOC highlights Google+’s evolution over the past 3 years.

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Do you use Google+? What do you think of its role as a “social network” as opposed to a platform driving the unification of Google products?