40 Google+ tips and tricks for power users Google+ is all the rage right now. Even under its limited-invite "field trial" phase, the social sharing service is growing in leaps and bounds, with oodles of new users joining every day and even more champing at the bit to get in. Most of us, however, are only beginning to scratch the surface of what Google+ can do; like many Google products, G+ is brimming with advanced features and untapped tweaks. That's why I decided to put together this massive list of Google+ tips and tricks. It includes some of the best power-user pointers I've found both from my own experimentation and from following some really smart folks in the Google+ universe. For more G+ tips and general tech talk, be sure to join me on Google+ as well.
Google+: 8 Quick Tips & Tricks Google Plus (aka Google+), Google's new social network, might offer the right mix of sharing and privacy to woo you away from your Facebook account. If you don't know how to use it, though, it's just a confusing mess of circles and contacts. So we've assembled a few tips to help you get started. (If you aren't on Google Plus yet, try our Google Plus invite trick.) In Video: Google Launches the Google+ Social Networking Service
The Google Plus 50 If you’re curious about Google+, the new social network platform from Google, you’re not alone. I’ve logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing. It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more. To that end, I wrote down 50 things to think about with regards to Google+, in no particular order: The purpose of this list is to get you thinking about a bunch of different possibilities. You’re welcome to dispute them all, but that really wouldn’t be the point. Enhanced User Profiles with Joomla - Don't use a hammer One of the complaints I've seen often about Joomla is that the registration process on your site doesn't gather enough data. As supplied it's restricted to asking for just the name and email address which for many people is just not enough. As a result people have resorted to installing something like Community Builder just for the enhanced registration form without using any of the additional "social" features that Community Builder offers. That's just using a sledgehammer to crack a nut There is a little known plugin available for Joomla 1.5 called "usermeta" which Steve Burge has written a very good tutorial about. With this plugin you can easily add as many additional fields as you want to your registration form.
101 Google+ Tips Although Google+ has just born for a few days in a limited trial field, it already has over 10 million users who share 1 billion items every day. The following are 101 tips for you to hack Google+, whether you are already a user or not. Bonus: You can get an invite by leaving a comment in this post. Tips, tricks & add-ons for Google+ It’s been 2 weeks, and Google+ has captured the attention of the tech community in a very real way. Since the initial invite seed, hundreds of articles about the service have been written, and it has been the talk of every news source I have seen. Facebook responded to Google+ within a week by offering similar services and promising much more on the way, and Google’s been tweaking the service nonstop. Despite Google’s previous failures, it would appear that this will soon become a legitimate social network in direct competition with Facebook. So, as invites begin to ebb and flow from Google, and more users flock to the service, we’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks, and add-ons that have already surfaced to complete your Google+ experience. These are, in essence, services that are built in but not highly advertised.
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Tricks, Cords, File Extension Hacks Readers offer their best tips for formatting text in Google Plus, organising cords with Pringles cans, and avoiding unwanted image uploads by tweaking file extensions. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in — the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption.
Akasha Tsang G+ Tips Compilation #googleplustips #gplustipsI update this post with new links when I find them. You might want to bookmark it.Public: (Links shortened with goo.gl extension) If you are new to Google+, here's my general advice: Click through every single setting you can find in every single menu to familiarize yourself with where everything is. Sorting out your social circles on Google+ I have been playing with Google+ for a week and it reminds me of the early days of Facebook, Twitter and several other social networks. One of my guiding principles has been to try just about everything and to abandon anything that doesn’t work out, which is why the Internet is littered with my accounts. I have made more social networking mistakes than I care to list, and as I dive into Google+ I am being a bit more cautious than I have been in the past because I know what a time-suck social websites can be. One of the biggest mistakes I have made on social networks is having hundreds of friends who I don’t know.
Good Resources for Joomla! Beginners This article helps you, especially Joomla! beginners, get started with Joomla! CMS systematically by providing you with good sources of Joomla! Google+ Tips and Tricks This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+ . If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile Your profile is going to list your +1′s, posts on Google+ and more soon we don’t know about yet. Fill out your about section. Make sure you add links to your other networks, your blog and your syndicated content (here’s how). If you don’t want people to see your videos, photos, buzz, you can turn those tabs off in the settings.
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How To Share Google Reader Posts On G+ If you use Google Reader to access your RSS feeds, you’ve probably noticed that the built-in “sharing” feature does not export those shares to Google+. However, you can manually share Reader items on Google+ if you are using a desktop or laptop browser. This tip does not work with Safari and the iPad or iPhone. This “Share” box exists on all Google services that I tested, which means you can use this tip to share photos, YouTube clips or links that you find using Google search, for example. For this example, I’m sharing from GoogleReader, but the process is the same across Google services. (1) When you are logged into Google services, there is a “black bar” across the top of the browser: