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Google+ Communities: Rolling out today!
We needed a better way to connect with people who share our passion – a community. So here's what's rolling out today:
~ Public or private membership to support all kinds of groups—from topics and interests to local neighborhoods to regular poker nights.
~ Discussion categories to find the conversations you care about most.
~The option to start hangouts and plan events with community members.
~The ability to share with your community from any +1 button across the web
To give it a try just click on the new "Communities" icon (rolling out today), then create or join your favorite community.