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Everything college students need to know about Klout. By Rachel Gates No matter what your major, industry or dream job might be, it’s difficult to ignore the affect is having on your personal brand.

Everything college students need to know about Klout

Whether you like it or not, Klout is already measuring your influence…and anyone and everyone can see your score. So…What is Klout exactly? was started in 2008 with the goal of quantifying the influence that each person has on his or her own social networks. If you post a Facebook status, how likely is it to be shared or commented on? If you have an account on any social platform – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn – Klout has an algorithm to measure it. 1. 2. 3.

Much like Google’s secret algorithm, it’s near impossible to easily up your Klout score or beat the system. Why You Should Care If you have a Twitter or a Facebook account, you have a Klout score. Brands and employers have begun using the your Klout score as a benchmark for everything — from who to hire to whom to send product samples to. Making the Most of Your Score. Google Hangout Recording & Streaming Setup, The setup used to recording and stream a Google Hangout simultaneously thewheat on USTREAM. Other Education.

Social Media Intelligence. Google+ Guru Bradley Horowitz on Products, Platforms, Pesky Memo - Ina Fried - AsiaD. While Google has struggled mightily in its early efforts to “get the social thing,” it has managed to get more than a few people to try out its latest effort, Google+.

Google+ Guru Bradley Horowitz on Products, Platforms, Pesky Memo - Ina Fried - AsiaD

But the question of just how compelling the service will be long term remains to be seen. Bradley Horowitz, the project manager for Google+, joins the AsiaD stage to talk about where things are headed. Peter Kafka: So what is Google+? Bradley Horowitz: “It’s more than a product. It’s a project.” That means it will take longer and be bigger than a typical product. Kafka: The view outside of Google is that it’s the company’s response to Facebook.

Horowitz: “There are parts of Google+ that will look very familiar” to people who have used social networks. 5:03 pm: Kafka: When will regular people use it? Horowitz, to Peter: Are you a regular person? Kafka: No. Horowitz: Well, we have 40 million users; we’ve reached beyond the early adopters. It’s open to everyone now, and that’s only been the case for a couple of weeks. Horowitz: “Wow. 1 Button. Plusone-button. Documentation You can add and customize the +1 button to meet the needs of your website, such as modifying the button size and load technique.


By adding the +1 button to your website, you allow your users to recommend your content to their circles and drive traffic to your site. The +1 button can also improve the time spent on your site by providing recommendations for further reading. Use of the +1 button is subject to the Google+ Platform Buttons policy. Getting started A simple button The easiest method for including a +1 button on your page is to include the necessary JavaScript resource and to add a +1 button tag: The script must be loaded using the HTTPS protocol and can be included from any point on the page without restriction.

. +1 tag To render a simple +1 tag: You can also use a HTML5-valid +1 tag by setting the class attribute to g-plusone, and prefixing any button attributes with data-. By default, the included script traverses the DOM and renders +1 tags as buttons. Configuration. 40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies. Ok, so at this point, we are all newbies at Google Plus, right?

40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies

At least if you got in recently via a Google Plus invite. At this point I’ve spent a decent amount of time with it and have concluded that Google has finally made a positive mark in social networking. It’s still early, but there is a lot of excitement around Google+ by those who have jumped on early, and for good reason. Google has launched a social network with several features designed to leapfrog its competition. What’s evident, as more and more people start using Google’s social network, is the need for help for newer users. 40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies Last Updated August 18th, 2011: Replaced tip #22 (old) with a fresh resource on changes on Google plus. July 20, 2011: Added a video in the advanced tips section informing readers how to share a link on Google Plus as their currently isn’t an easy way for website owners to offer that option for readers.

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