News organizations on Google+

While Google+ does not have support for brands yet, news organizations have already smartly jumped into the fray, testing out what works and what doesn’t, while earning early followers.

MSNBC.com’s +Breaking News site experimented yesterday during the Casey Anthony verdict, live-editing this post. One thing its experiment revealed is that, while you can update a post afterward — a great feature for news organizations and others — when you share and link to the post, it is frozen in time and the updates aren’t reflected in the shared version.

Here is a list of some of the news organizations already on Google+ (thanks to WSJ’s Zach Seward and Dave Earley):

If you know of others please post in the comments!

And for those wondering, Google does plan to add support for brands soon.

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  • http://crossword.crozzword.com/blog ??????? ????? (Dimitar Tsonev)

    all these can’t read what’s written: “we’re currently testing with small groups of people”. Not brands! It’s all about taking a minute and think. It’s not prohibited, but should they do it? Not yet. I think that they do not show us that they’re innovative and creative, but ones who don’t think about their actions. 

  • http://gregg.mine.nu/ Димитър Цонев (Dimitar Tsonev)

    all these can’t read what’s written: “we’re currently testing with small groups of people”. Not brands! It’s all about taking a minute and think. It’s not prohibited, but should they do it? Not yet. I think that they do not show us that they’re innovative and creative, but ones who don’t think about their actions. 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/maura.marie Maura Youngman

    Seems like the majority of these have now been shut down (or, at least these links are leading us to 404s) except for Breaking News (Cory Bergman) and Mashable (Pete Cashmore) and GMA News (Zee M Kane) which have actually been assigned to (branded :) humans, not actual brands. Smart.

    (And, strangely, Canadian Business Journal endures.)
    Maura

  • http://www.facebook.com/maura.marie Maura Youngman

    Seems like the majority of these have now been shut down (or, at least these links are leading us to 404s) except for Breaking News (Cory Bergman) and Mashable (Pete Cashmore) and GMA News (Zee M Kane) which have actually been assigned to (branded :) humans, not actual brands. Smart.

    (And, strangely, Canadian Business Journal endures.)
    Maura