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08 December 2011

AKB48 teams up with Google+

Just announced at a live press conference, AKB48 will be teaming up with social networking site Google+. AKB48 fans will now be able to follow their favorite AKB48 members on Google+!

Having realized the limitations of handshake events and other gimmicks allowing fans to interact with the members now that AKB48 has increasing amount of fans overseas, Akimoto Yasushi announced that fans are able to add members to their Google+ circles to follow their daily happenings more closely and timely.

As well as AKB48 members, SKE48 and NMB48 members will have Google+ pages. Akimoto Yaushi also mentioned that members of HKT48, JKT48, and all the other OOO48 groups in the future will have accounts too. You can find the Google+ profiles of the members here.

You can also hangout with the idols with Google+, this brings "Idols you can meet everyday" to a whole new level. Maeda Atsuko set up a Hangout just after the announcement and hanged out with 15 fans.

There are also limitation for this project, each Hangout is limited to 10 people only, minus the member who organized the hangout, we are only left with 9 fans. And if you disconnect during the Hangout session, it'd be almost impossible to join back again.

Also, members under 18 years old aren't allowed to be on Google+, therefore you don't actually see all the members on the Google+.

Also mentioned at the announcement, fans may be able to view AKB48 Kouhaku on 20/12 on Google+.

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