It’s been a year since the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami and Google+ (G+) users are reflecting on the event.
Thousands of people gathered in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture in Japan on March 11, 2012 to offer their prayers and pay their respects to those affected by the disaster. Google plussers are linking to news articles about the one-year anniversary, posting before and after satellite images of the country and asking their followers to keep Japan in their thoughts.
As most people in the US wind their clocks forward, US-based G+'ers are questioning the merits of daylight saving time.
"I think Daylight saving time is an obsolete, idiotic waste of time, energy and attention," said one user. Others are complaining of "mini-jet-lag" symptoms and embracing a "collective yawn."
The annual music, film and technology festival and conference South by Southwest (SXSW) has officially started and a torrent of photos, recaps and highlights have already reached the web.
Trending SXSW posts on Google+ include a new world record for grilled cheeses eaten in one minute, a video of Google+ chief Vic Gundotra and Guy Kawasaki’s fireside chat, and the morality debate about using homeless people as 4G hotspots.
The newly released science fiction flick “John Carter” is in the chart in second place and the late Whitney Houston is in third place in Google+’s list of most talked about topics.
The top 5 most talked about topics on Google+ on March 12 at 6:30 AM GMT are: