The Ultimate Google+ Cheat Sheet. Google+ is growing like crazy.
In fact, it is the fastest growing social network ever. Just as with any other social network, marketers have a lot to learn and do. So we thought we would invest some time into making your life easier. In this post, we've compiled the best content about Google+ from all across the web. Use it to learn how to leverage Google+ for both business and personal uses. Google+ Vocabulary: Quick Reference Glossary Stream – the list of messages that is displayed on the Google+ home screen and for each Circle of contacts Hangout – a platform for group video chatting and collaboration that is used by Google+ members Circle – the method of organizing connections into groups for more targeted sharing and better privacy Google Profile – your personal home on Google+, which allows you to share interesting, work experiences, personal information, and much more Sparks – the magazine of Google+, which bring together information on a topic for easy viewing.
The Basics. Google+: The Complete Guide. Using Google+?
Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Guide updated January 18, 2012 Google+: It's the hot social network on the block. In just a few months, Google's competitor to Facebook and Twitter has amassed more than 40 million users, and its growth hasn't stopped. Google+, however, isn't the easiest thing to understand. A recent change new and old Google+ users should take note of is Search Across Your World launched on Jan. 10, 2012.
Now Google can pull search results from your Google+ friends and material from other Google+ users whom you don't follow who have related content labeled public. We will continuously update this guide as new initiatives such as the Search Across Your World are started, further integrating Google+ into the Google ecosystem. How To Use Google+ Waiting for a Google Plus invite?
Google is rolling out the service in waves and you can expect it to become a ubiquitous social option in the coming months. We have been playing with the service since getting invites yesterday and there are a lot of things to like about Google's new social initiative. Unlike Google's last big invite-only rollout of a social initiative - Google Wave - users will not be confounded on just what the heck you are supposed to do with the service when signing up for the first time.
From Friendster, Friendfeed, MySpace and Facebook, users are familiar with how a social platform is theoretically supposed to look. At its core level, Plus is not that much different. Editor's note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we're re-publishing some of our best posts of 2011. Create Your Circles Imagine the ability to break down Facebook into its various constituent parts and keep them separate from each other as opposed to one giant feed. Photos Profile. Google+ Just Became a Better Option for Educators Update: An FYI that currently, Google+ is only open to individuals who are 18+.
My guess is that when they open the service up to Google Apps users, it will also open to ages 13+. Hopefully that will happen very soon. Today, Google+ came out of its limited field trial and opened up for everyone. That’s big news, but it’s not the biggest news of the day out of Mountain View. Google+ Hangouts just added a slew of new features that make it an even more powerful tool for schools. In addition, Google will be rolling out Hangouts On Air which will provide the ability to broadcast Hangouts to a large number of people and record the session for later viewing. A few weeks ago I wrote about Hangout’s potential in education. 10 ways to use Google Plus in the classroom. Circles Obviously you are going to want to create a circle for your class and guide them through making a circle for the class as well.
But as cool as that is, it doesn’t stop there. You can also make a circle for announcements and important links and drop any posts in that you know you may use every semester. Then you just find it in the stream for that circle and repost to your current class when you are ready. You can also create circles for students by category. Photos/Video Because photos and videos are dropped into albums, privacy settings allow you to make albums that only certain circles can see. Google Talk Because google is already part of my “always open” tab club it is much easier to set up a place for students to initiate a quick chat session through google rather than the ANGEL chat client or Skype. Ability to control notification methods Google+ alllows the user to determine just how they will be contacted with new material has been posted, messages sent, photos tagged.