Buzzword Bingo: Google+
How to make the most of Google Plus

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It's still alive! Here's how to make the most of Google+

5 Things You Can Do on Google+

1) Create or join a hangout.
2) Create a page for your business.
3) Create separate ‘circles’ for friends and family.
4) Check in at favorite places and events.
5) +1 Posts and comments you like. Be generous!

Buzzword Bingo

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Google integrates Google+ into search results

What The Plus
Recommended Reading

What the Plus! - Guy Kawasaki


Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video
What is Google plus? A complete user guide
8 Reasons Why You Need to Establish Authority on Google+
With new Bing, is Microsoft the first to get ‘social search’ right?
Google Maps Getting Gamified on Google+
Compete Says Google+ Is Becoming An Enormous Success
Google Wants You to Watch ‘Versus’ Hangout-Powered Debates
10 Steps to Developing a Niche Following on Google+


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Let friends know you're free for a video hangout, any time, anywhere. Then catch up, watch YouTube, or... just hangout.
a maximum of 10 people participating in a single Hangout

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Does anything you post on Google+ automatically appear on my page as part of your circle or do you have to select and include me?
Or do you do an "include all circles"?

Key Links

Google+ for Website Developers


Google Messenger

Pet Peeves

Google Messenger: If I cannot interact via the smartphone and desktop, I'd rather turn this option off.
One cannot start a hangout on air from a mobile device (iphone, ipad)
The links for Google events is so long.
There's no 1-click button to share a Google event on other social web channels such as Facebook and Twitter
No way to download a photo from a mobile device
Reading 'All'

Never miss another post
Get notifications whenever important people in your life share something new on Google+.


Create an event

Google Local
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You can disable Google+ (or delete your entire Google profile) here.

People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles.

What happens when you add someone to a circle? You can share with them and see what they're sharing with you.You can chat with anyone in your circles who also has you in their circles.They will be notified and can add you to their own circles, but they'll never see the names of the circles you've added them to.They'll appear on your public profile.

People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles.

FYI: If you share with people or circles, you can't share with a community


Moderators - If you find an irrelevant and spammy post, choose the option to remove, report as spam and ban the author

A feed of just the stuff you're really into, so when you're free, there's always something waiting to be watched, read, or shared. Only viewable by you.

Social Web on Google+
google+: slideshare


Hangout Toolbox is requesting permission to:
  • View list of participants in your Hangouts
  • View and manage the files and documents in your Google Drive
  • View and manage your audio and video feeds
  • View and manage its own configuration data in your Google Drive
  • Know who you are on Google

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Elsewhere converts URLs
Google+ Vs. Twitter: A Personal View
How to Add Google +1 (plus one) Share Button to WordPress
Google+ and the friends v acquaintances debate - BBC
10 Things CMOs Need To Know About Google+
HOW TO: Integrate Google+ Into Your WordPress Site
Google+ guide - Mashable
Google Engineer Accidently Shares His Internal Memo About Google + Platform
Google+ surges in popularity

Google+ for Non-Profits

recommended reading: Google Engineer

Webmasters: How to add #1 button

The +1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out."
Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1's can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.
How does +1 affect search results?
Does +1 affect my site’s performance in search?

Tech Problems

I am getting the warning message: Connection to the server was lost and the meeting was dropped

Real Names Policy

My Name Is Me

Your name and Google+ Profiles - Google+ Help

Google+ Update: Common Name Grace Period - Saurabh Sharma's

Who is harmed by a "Real Names" policy? - Geek Feminism Wiki

Google+ names policy, explained - Skud

"Real Names" Policies Are an Abuse of Power - danah boyd

Google Page

How to delete a Google page


You are now using Google+ as a page.
Find a typo? Use the drop-down menu on your post to edit or delete it. Don't want people to leave comments or reshare it with others? You can turn that off there too.

Chatting off the record

Who can interact with you and your posts

Disable Google+
You can disable Google+ (or delete your entire Google profile) here.


You're currently in a hangout in another window. You must exit that hangout before you can join this one.

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