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Google launches What Do You Love? and Photovine alongside Google+

You'd think launching a new social network would be enough for one month, but Google isn't stopping at Google+. The search giant has launched new sites What Do You Love? and Photovine.

You'd think launching a new social network would be enough for one month, but Google isn't stopping at Google+. The search giant has launched new sites What Do You Love? to highlight its wackier services, and Photovine to share photos with random folk around the world.

Google+ is making a good show of taking on Facebook. The combination of the Google name and curiosity about the latest social network means Google+ is well on the way to 20 million users -- but where there are users, there are spammers, so watch out for dodgy invites.

Meanwhile, Google is continuing its policy of throwing sites at the wall to see what sticks with the launch of Photovine, a new photo-sharing site. It's only open to invited users at the moment, but you can see the teaser video below. The site lets you publically share photos on a particular theme -- such as 'Art in my home' or 'what I'm drinking' -- and once you've planted that 'seed' a 'vine' grows as other users add their own photos and their own take on the theme.

Photovine sounds like a nice idea, but it's yet another in Google's vast portfolio that no one cares knows about. To remedy that, the Big G has come up with wdyl.com, or What Do You Love? Search for something you love -- ninjas, for example -- and instead of a list of websites mentioning ninjas, Google will show you books about ninjas, translations of the word ninjas, 3D ninjas, ninja videos, ninja pictures -- even ninja patents. It's quite clever.

It's not clear how these sites will tie in with Google+ -- and we're not convinced Google knows either, as with its usual endearingly shambolic ways, it's barely got round to figuring out what to do with Picasa and Blogger.

To find out everything you need to know about Google+, check out our complete guide. Is Google's new social network your +1, or is its name not down and it's not coming in? Let us know in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page.