Google Launches Panoramio Groups

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Google has launched a new feature for Panoramio called Panoramio Groups, which lets you create or join a community based on your interests.

"This new feature lets you create a sub-community within Panoramio around a topic you’re passionate about, so you can easily engage with like-minded photographers and hobbyists," says Panoramio Community Manager Gerard Sanz.

"For example, in my trips around the world, I always take the time to enjoy the local cuisine, like Costa Brava’s arròs negre," adds Sanz. "So I created a group called “Food,” to give others a 'taste' of that region and get a glimpse of what fellow foodies are feasting on. My fellow group members—and by all means I hope you’ll become one of them!—can add their own photos, browse others' and get culinary and travel inspiration.

Panoramio Groups from Google

There is Groups directory where users can find groups that fit their interests, and if not, create one themselves.

It will be interesting to see if Google integrates this with Google+, as Group photo sharing experiences have been kind of trendy in social media lately, though this is a bit of a different take on that.

Chris Crum
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