Journalists using Google+ in nearly the same way they do Facebook

With the exception of the social network’s video hangout feature, the Fourth Estate’s use of Google+ mimics that of Facebook.

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As Mashable‘s Meghan Peters details in a recent post, here are five ways journalists are using Google+:

1. Talking about Google+. Journalists offer tips on using the service—via the service.

2. Hosting audience hangouts.
Some are allowing behind-the-scenes looks at newscasts, 10 viewers at a time, which you can’t really do on Facebook.

3. Engaging readers. In the exact same way they do on Facebook.

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