Since Jaiku became open-source, the Lifestream function was removed.allows users to post their thoughts, opinions, and comments in regards to their lives or any other subject.Google 's user base was roughly 60% male and 25% female as of November 2013, and 15% "other" or unknown.A Google User profile is a publicly visible account of a user that is attached to many Google properties.
The site allows users to keep in touch and interact with friends either through the website, or through the mobile application.
Another function of Circles is to control the content of one's Stream.
A user may click on a Circle on the left side of the page and the Stream portion of the page (the center) will contain only posts shared by users in that Circle.
Google Hangouts, Google's communications platform, was announced two years earlier, also at Google I/O.
Google subsequently refocused Google on shared interests, removing features not supporting "an interest-based social experience".