Google+ Female Users Increasing, Still Lagging Other Networks Google+ seemed like a boys club at first, but recent estimates point to a growing number of women using the Internet search giant's social networking service. Just this week, Paul Allen of FamilyLink and Ancestry.com fame said a third of Google+ users are now female. That's a big jump from previous guesses that put the percentage at a quarter, a tenth or even less. "The poster of 18 men in a hot tub that has been passed around for the past week or two is not reflective of reality and is not what Google+ is going to end up being," Allen wrote on Google+. But even if Allen's numbers are right, the percentage of Google+ users who are female would still lag the percentage of users of other popular social networking sites who are female. A Pew report puts the split of Twitter users at 64 percent female. One theory on the dearth of women on Google+ has to do with the nature of the field test. Amen.
Find your plus - Search Google Plus Popular Google+ Lists | Google+ Counter | gpc.fm | Lists, Trends & Statistics HangoutParty LinkedIn CEO: Does Anybody Have The Free Time For Google+? Best People To Follow On Google Plus – Google Friend Connect Buzz Here’s my list of the top people to follow on Google Plus, a work in progress, so feel free to suggest a catagory or person to follow on Google+ in the comments below All profiles have Google Verified Names badges or I know them personallyNeed a G+ invite, just ask in the comments belowHang out with me, Chris Lang, on Google+ here…..On Sept. 5th, Google+ added their own recommended users page Google Natalie Villalobos (CM G+)Kelly Ellis (G+ coder)Kathleen Ko (G+ coder)Toby Stein, CM G+Brian Rose, CM G+ PhotosEvan Steinberg, CM G+ MobileBrian Glick (YouTube PM)Brenda Anderson (Picnik)Jacky Hayward, CM ChromeMelissa Daniels, CM Chrome OSMark Harrison, CM SketchUpJonathan Lally, CM VoiceVanessa Schneider, CM PlacesSky Bintliff, CM PicnikKelly Fee, CM Web SearchTeresa Wu, CM DocsPaul Wilcox, CM MobileLisa Ding, CM BloggerSarah Price, CM GmailDaniel Mabasa, CM MapsAdrienne Ludwick, CM CalendarOlga Wichrowska (SWE)NEW Louis Gray (congrats)Jenny Murphy (dev program) Google+ Comments
How To Find Local Influencers On Google Plus Google has been making a big deal out of privacy lately, but Google+ just launched a slew of new features designed to make people easier to find. I am particularly intrigued by the new Ripples feature, which allows you to see who has shared a post and track it as it gets shared by others. It is, in fact, like watching a ripple. Ripples strikes me as much more of a feature for marketers than for consumers. I suppose Google+ wants to attract power users who typically have more of a marketing mindset than the average Joe. So of course the first thing I thought of was that Ripples would be an excellent tool to find local influencers on Google Plus. (Warning: The techniques described below are merely for educational purposes. 1. I am sure Google+ will eventually have some nifty ways for you to find people near you who share similar interests, but let’s say you wanted to find those people today. Go to Google and do the following search: Here are the top results of my Bay Area vegan query: 2. 3.
Upload contacts to Google+ via your address book | Digital Media New to Google+ and looking for more contacts? A feature launched yesterday lets you hunt for potential prospects by uploading your address book from Microsoft Outlook and other desktop e-mail clients. As described in a Google+ post by Google technical staff member Paul Lindner, the feature works with several e-mail and address book programs beyond Outlook, including Outlook Express, Mozilla's Thunderbird, and Apple's Address Book. I tested the feature using Microsoft Outlook 2010, though because of the Ribbon interface, I wasn't able to follow Lindner's instructions exactly. In Outlook, click the File tab and select Options. Your next step is to import your contacts into Google+. Open your Google+ account and click the link to Upload Address Book. You should now see all your contacts appear among the list of potential candidates to invite or add to your Google+ circles.
Google will not run Circles around Facebook, but it gets a +1 Brian Solis inShare524 While there are already countless articles about Google+ and many more sharing up-to-the-minute statistics to emerge from the burgeoning network, I reserved my thoughts until now. I needed time to think about it. Part FriendFeed, part Google Buzz, part Facebook, part Google.com and all of its properties, Google Plus represents a fresh approach to social engagement not seen at this level since the early days of Twitter. In the U.S., we have only a few top traditional TV networks, CBS, ABC, and NBC. In social networking, we now have a top three to compete for the online attention of not only Americans, but also the world–Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. The new Google is already gaining momentum. The only way these 10 million people joined the network was because a select few were given the privilege to invite a small set of friends. Exclusivity only goes so far however. Google’s Concentric Circles Here, technology does not imitate life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Google Circles its Play 1.
Add Google+ Search to Chrome Want to search for Google+ posts and friends straight from your Chrome address bar? Follow these simple steps shown below: Google Plus Search in Chrome Steps: Right-click on chrome address-bar and select ‘Edit search engines…,” or open this URL: On the new page, under “Other search engines” add a new entry with following values: New Search Value Search for Profiles: Search in Posts: That’s it. The Art Of Google+ Comments : The World Guy Kawasaki offers advice on how to deal with the inundation of unproductive Google+ comments. October 03, 2011 For awhile, Google+ was a beautiful swimming pool filled with enchanting people making substantial, supportive and serene comments. Then hell broke loose On Sept. 21, 2011 when Google+ opened for anyone to join. Overnight, posts were inundated with clueless, crass or callous comments—is it possible to be nostalgic about the good old days when those days were only a few weeks ago? On Sept. 22 I felt like I woke up feeling discouraged. This post is not meant for spammers or sociopaths—nothing will alter their behavior. Sure, you could ask the police to stop the litterers and hope that the police can enforce an effective solution. Before we get to the art of full-fledged comments that are at least a phrase long, there are other ways to provide feedback to the authors of posts. Share You can share a post. A +1 is a like tip for the valet or bellman. One-word comments Create value
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Elgan: Why Twitter is obsolete Opinion July 23, 2011 07:00 AM ET Computerworld - The microblogging service Twitter debuted five years ago, and by all accounts it's one of the great success stories of the social media era. Twitter boasts 200 million users and 350 billion tweets per day, and it's a ubiquitous reference on mainstream TV. Visit Twitter today, and it's a hive of frenetic activity. Millions of people rely on the service for news, commentary, blog updates and social interaction. Suddenly, however, the service has been rendered obsolete by Google's new Google+ service, and also by the company's failure to capitalize on its five-year window of opportunity to innovate its way to indispensability. It's only a matter of time before Twitter becomes a ghost town. Twitter's Google+ problem Google launched its Google+ social site about three weeks ago. Google+ has Twitter-like "following," rather than Facebook-like "friending." Asymmetric following and instant feeds are two of the four core attributes of Twitter.