Fruli on Google+
February 29, 2012 | Posted By: admin
Fruli on Google+
“Circles” enables users to organize contacts into groups for sharing36 across various Google products and services. Although other users can view a list of people in a user’s collection of circles, they cannot view the names of those circles. The privacy settings also allow users to hide the users in their circles as well as who have them in their circle. Organization is done through a drag-and-drop interface. This system replaces the typical friends list function used by sites such as Facebook. Since September 26, 2011 users can share circles; it’s a one-time share, so if the creator of the circle updates the members, people’s shared copies won’t be updated.
The Different “Circle” options are Friends, Family, Acquaintances, and Following. The Following “circle” is a great way to keep up with your favorite celebrities.
“Hangouts” are places used to facilitate group video chat (with a maximum of 10 people participating in a single Hangout at any point in time). However, anyone on the web could potentially join the “Hangout” if they happen to possess the unique URL of the Hangout On August 18, 2011 Google added a new addition to “Hangouts” – clicking on the Share button under any YouTube video reveals an icon that suggests watching the video with friends in a Google+ hangout.”Messenger” (formerly: Huddle) is a feature available to Android, iPhone, and SMS devices for communicating through instant messaging within circles. Additionally, you can now share photos in Messenger between your circles.
- Mobile Hangouts currently supports Android 2.3+ devices with front-facing cameras (and iOS support is coming soon) are available since September 20, 2011.
- Hangouts On-Air gives users the ability to create instant webcasts over Google+. The broadcasts can also be recorded for later retrieval. This feature, announced on September 20, 2011, is at the moment limited to some videocast personalities, but the announcement indicates that it will be opened up. The first publicly broadcasted Hangout was with The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am on the night of September 21, 2011.
- Hangouts with Extras, currently in a preview state, will allow users to share documents, share a scratchpad and share their screens with other users.
“Instant Upload” is specific to mobile devices; it stores photos or videos in a private album for sharing later.
“Sparks” is a front-end to Google Search, enabling users to identify topics they might be interested in sharing with others. “Featured interests” sparks are also available, based on topics others globally are finding interesting. Sparks helps to keep users informed of the latest updates on the topics of their interest.
In the “Stream,” users see updates from those in their circles. The input box allows users to enter a status update or use icons to upload and share photos and videos. The Stream can be filtered to show only posts from specific Circles.
“Games” (Social Gaming) had 16 games when launched on August 11, 201142 (now 38). Unlike Facebook games, Google+ games are located under a games tab which gives games less visibility,43 with notifications that are separate from the rest of a user’s notifications.43
Google+ has a “+1 button” to allow people to recommend sites and parts of sites, similar in use to Facebook’s Like button.Similar to other Google applications, Google+ provides integration with other Google applicationslike Gmail, Calendar, Documents, etc.
- Google recently announced that since introducing this +1 button, it is now being served more than 5 billion times per day.
- With the implementation of the +1 button, Google hopes to make search results more “germane”.46 This will not directly affect search rankings.
A “Data Liberation” option provides the ability to download one’s content from Google+.47
“Search in Google+” allows users to search for content within Google+. Users type what they’re looking for into the Google+ search box, and Google will return relevant people and posts, as well as popular content from around the web.
Hashtags, which involve the appending a number sign to the beginning of a word or CamelCase, are hyperlinked to the most recent or highest-trending search results within Google+ containing the word, CamelCase term or the sequential normal-case lettering of the multiple words. This, a feature which gained notoriety as a microblogging practice on Twitter, was implemented as a Google+ feature on October 12, 2011. Autocompletion came at January 17, 2012.
“New Features for Google+ Mobile” Since the launch of Google+, Google has been adding and improving many features. On September 30, 2011, the company released a list of changes and additions to Google+ mobile which include:“What’s hot” stream, introduced on October 27, 2011 is a stream showing what Google+ users are currently excited about.51
- Improved SMS support so that users in the US and India can now post to Google+, receive notifications, and respond to group messages via SMS. They have also made it easier to +mention someone from a mobile device. Now, to +mention another user, simply +their name inside a post or comment. In order to +1 comments more easily, users are now able to +1 it directly from your iOS device. They also introduced this feature to the Android app in December 2011.
- Users are now able to edit their profile photos from a mobile device.
- Google has now made it simple to organize Google+ notifications from a mobile device. This feature allows users to select which notifications are important to them and which are not so that their mobile devices are not inundated with superfluous notifications.
Ripples, introduced on October 27, 2011 is a visualisation tool, showing how resharing activity happens regarding a public post. One can replay the public share’s activity, zoom in on certain events, identify top contributors, view statistics about average chain length, the most influential people in the chain, the language of the sharers etc.
Google+ Creative Kit is an online photo editor integrated to Google+ on October 27, 2011,51 which is essentially Picnik, integrated earlier to Picasa Web Albums.
Google+ Pageswas launched on November 7, 2011 to all users. It allows for organizations and publications to set up profiles, or “pages”, for the posting and syndication of posts relating to organizations; it is similar to Facebook’s similarly-named feature. At the same time, they changed the site’s logo and favicon, from black to a red one, matching the colour of the coral notification icon.
- Google+ Badges was quietly rolled out to select enterprises beginning 9 November 2011 and officially released to the public on 16 November.54 Badges are sidebar widgets which embed “Add to Circles” buttons and drop-down lists into off-site websites and blogs, similar to Facebook’s Like Box widgets. This was officially treated by Google as a replacement for the older Google Friend Connect and its widgets, and GFC was announced by Senior Vice President of Operations Urs Hölzle on 23 November 2011, as scheduled to be retired by 12 March 2012 on all non-Blogger sites in favor of Google+ Page Badges.
Fruli is now on Google+
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Fruli Gift Case
November 4, 2011 | Posted By: admin
The Fruli Gift Case
The Christmas present for the Fruli lover in your life! You love the beer, here’s the gift pack! Four 25cl bottles plus one glass.
The classic easy drinking and smooth, strawberry-sweet, Strawberry White Fruit beer.
Where To Buy Fruli Gift Case
UK : Buy Fruli Gift Case from Beermerchants.com
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Colorado Früli Party
August 16, 2011 | Posted By: admin
Colorado Fruli Party!
Dave Elger, Host of Hot Mixology from the Cooking Channel, will be filming at our party!
Join Dave Elger from the Cooking Channel & Denver’s Hottest Models from Donna Baldwin Talent for some strawberry fun with Früli!
WHEN: 8PM. August 27th, 2011
WHERE: Chinook Tavern on Fiddler’s Green Circle,
Free Früli samples, Früli Shirt Give-away, Dessert Bar, Live DJ…
Hot Mixology on The Cooking Channel
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Fruli on BeerReviews.co.uk
July 13, 2011 | Posted By: admin
Fruli on Beer Reviews
Fruli on BeerReviews.co.uk
Fruli makes an appearance on one of the UK’s leading beer blogs, BeerReviews.co.uk
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I’ll cut straight to the point, I love Fruli Beer, I’ve been drinking it for as long as I can remember and despite it’s bright pink appearance it seems popular with both sexes, even in the pub up the road that sells it by the pint. It’s brewed near Ghent in Belgium and has won many awards over the years.. read more.
Looking for Fruli in London?
February 20, 2011 | Posted By: admin
Are you looking for Fruli in London?
There are sites out there that say that they know where you can get Fruli… these lists are invariable out of date and just clogging up the interwebs hunting for your valuable clicks… please mail us instead.
Use the contact form below, or the comments form!
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February 19, 2011 | Posted By: admin
Fruit beer. Yeah, I said it. For some that’s an instant turn off. For many I’ve been talking to recently (guys and girls alike) it’s intriguing. With good reason. There are beers in the past that have given fruit beers a bad name. Syrupy, sticky, sugary. Almost like something you picked up at a 7-11. Which is not to say that this beer I’m about to speak of will change your life, but it is different. It’s called “Fruli”. There are those 2 dots over the u in the name but I can’t figure out how to make that happen on a keyboard. If you can, comment on the post. (Don’t be mean, I’ll delete you. Ass.) Fruli hails from Belgium. Here’s the story-
Fruli starts off as a Belgian White beer. Unfiltered, hints of coriander, orange peel and spice. Then it gets interesting. It gets blended with fruit juice. Namely strawberries. Real ones. Fresh ones. The result? A beer that is suitable for hot days, or dessert. Granted, this beer isn’t going to impress the macho man, or uber beer geek. However, if you are someone who like fruit beers, or just like a little flavor experimentation, Fruli is a beer foryou. Mind ? No. Interesting? Yes. I’ll remember this beer. It’s unique.
Taste Expectations: Strawberries. I’ll say it again. Strawberries. It is sugary, with a beer binder that brings it all together. It’s like a dessert at the end of a drinking session.
Availability: 8.4oz/4 packs. Capped and foil topped. Estimated retail, $10
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Ale Sharpton comments…
February 19, 2011 | Posted By: admin
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Früli Strawberry Beer: Perfect for the ladies…and haters!!
Hey Brew Crew!
Okay, so that dude with the curly fro, wings, and bow and arrow is coming for us on Monday, and a friend of mine asked a pretty interesting question regarding beer to prepare for Valentine’s Day: My girl said that part of my Valentine’s present would be to finally give beer another try and drink one. What should I pick?
Now before I begin, I want to give a little disclaimer: Not all women like the sweet stuff. I have kicked it with female imbibers who have ordered the same intense, high gravity, robust brews I do and can drink me under the table if they wanted to. But from experience, fruity beers tend to ease women and non-beer drinkers into our world of ales and lagers. Plus, it’s the whole macho thing sometimes with the fellas. Cool? Okay.
Now as for my boy with the question, I thought that was a pretty cool gift on her part to try once more to sip what her man is fond of—beer. I would say don’t scare her off with a hoppy, high-gravity barley wine or imperial IPA, or else there would be a good chance that she would continue haytin’ on the suds. To ensure a nice Valentine’s Day, blow her mind with an ale that’s sweet, full of fruity flavor and in my opinion, the perfect gateway to a more open mind to trying others. Get her this awesome beer called Früli(“Frew-lee” is my best guess), a Belgian brew that is a blend of white beer and real strawberry juice. At 4.1 percent alcohol by volume, it is similar to those citrusy, unfiltered wheat beers that are great for spring and summer drinking sessions, but with an explosion of strawberry goodness. Now I am more of a hop head and love the imperials, but Früli is the go-to brew for naysayers who simply don’t like anything remotely bitter, strong or hearty. Want proof?
I was chilling with my cousin in Toronto and she said she “hated beer.” Now I despise that line because it’s like saying “I hate music” when there are so many different styles to listen to; there’s so many types of beer, so you can’t hate all of them, you feel me? Anyway, I saw a bottle of Früli with a big strawberry on it in a brew store. I never saw this 250 ml bottle with a top crowned with white foil. The words “Strawberry Beer” and “Belgium” sold me, so I rolled the dice and bought her one. Sure enough, the dark red appearance maintained a nice head that breathed the smell of fresh strawberries, which collectively cracked a smile through her face fixed with premeditated disappointment. After her first sip, my cuz looked like her boyfriend proposed to her or something. She was blown away by the fruit intensity and has since tried Lambics, wheat beers and now, amazingly, even stouts! So hey, save money on a ring and get your lady, or any beer hater for that matter, a Früli and see what happens.
The only problem is finding one. In Atlanta, I made an amazing discovery at Hop City(1000 Marietta Street, Atlanta Georgia, 404.350.9998) where you can get it in a four-pack or a single. They are a tad pricey at about $12.99 for the four, but well worth it, trust me! I also called Green’s on Ponce De Leon (737 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, 404.872.1109) and they said they have it, plus my man Eric at Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits on Piedmont (2161 Piedmont Road, 404.881.0301) is slinging the Früli, so you should be well on your way to a happy home. In the ATL, at least!
welcome to the new site!
January 25, 2011 | Posted By: admin
Just in case you hadn’t noticed, things have changed around here a little. Not only have our blogs had a facelift, but the entire Fruli site has undergone a massive change.
If you’re a regular visitor, then things will look a bit different: you might want to take some time to explore the site and get used to the new look and feel. If you’re new – well… hello and thank you for joining us. There are a few bells and whistles to come too!
What you’re seeing on the Fruli’s news pages is the result of a lot of hard work. It is also part of a wider change across Fruli , moving articles from 10 years of great reviews on the web on to a new system and simultaneously redesigning the look of the site.
The result is that we can better showcase Fruli and point you in the right direction when you’re looking – but the changes aren’t just cosmetic.
More news, more commentary… more useful
As part of the relaunch, every day we’ll bring you more of what you’ve come to expect of us: news, where to get Fruli and meet other Fruli Fans!
The fresh look will incorporate several new toys… We’ve also got a couple of new voices joining in the mix, and you’ll be seeing more in-depth features, specials and interactive features over the coming weeks, working with both our Facebook and Twitter.
Aside from that there are a number of other benefits – including that every article is now supported by a new, easy-to-read subject page (see the full list here) which makes it a cinch to keep up with the topics you’re interested in. Those of you who use RSS and web feeds will find the new design caters for your every whim. You can subscribe to feeds of the Fruli main page, of every single subject page – or dip your toes into the stream of every piece of news or commentary that we publish. The blog, too, have had a facelift and remain the space for conversation and debate about the issues of the day.
Under the bonnet
We’re still working under the bonnet, so please bear with us, send us emails as to features or ideas!
Tell us what you think
Of course, we won’t get everything right straight away. The system is a continuous work in progress, and there are a number of other improvements on the way. But if you’re having problems viewing the site, have any questions or suggestions of what you’d like to see, let us know by leaving a comment below.
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