Google’s rolling a lot of it’s flagship services into the one Google+ brand.
How will this affect you?
Well… if you use any of them, they’ll all get a unified interface (Probably) and it’ll be easier to put things into the services and then have them display elsewhere, and you’ll have more control over who sees what.
So… actually this is a good thing? Right?
Pretty much, except you now have even greater capacity for accidentally having your boss, mother, grandfather, kids etc. see those embarrassing photos or conversations because you forgot to lock them down, or one day you send an e-mail to someone and Google helpfully connects the two accounts and displays the user icon of a horse’s arse that you were using for them in your contact list.
More than ever, people need to have two accounts – One for public display, and one for having fun with.