The best 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. These are, in essence, services that are built in but not highly advertised. – You are able to both delete comments that other users make on your posts and report them if they are abusive. – Eventually, you’re probably going to want to block someone. - There’s a good chance that you’ve been on one of those other social networks before, and might have some friends there whose real name you didn’t know. There are also a handfull of tricks you can do to extend Google+ beyond just the browser and the app. This website is a tool for those interested in exporting their data from Facebook.
Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it. Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is The definition of the problem will be the focal point of all your problem-solving efforts. As such, it makes sense to devote as much attention and dedication to problem definition as possible. Problem Definition Tools and Strategies The good news is that getting different perspectives and angles in order to clearly define a problem is a skill that can be learned and developed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
The 10 Social Media Metrics Your Company Should Monitor While companies are starting to adopt Social Media for online marketing campaigns, and even letting employees participate, the question of ROI (Return on Investment) arises, along with doubts about what metrics to measure. How do you know how effective your social media campaigns are if you’re not measuring any metrics, let alone an overall ROI? Below, we discuss ten important Social Metrics for companies. According to 2009 Mzinga & Babson Executive Education study, over 80% of professionals do not measure ROI for their company’s social media programs. Granted, Social Metrics and their measurement techniques are relatively new, and this might account for the lag in tracking. However, there are some organizations measuring social metrics, which enables them to eventually measure ROI. Visitors and sources of trafficNetwork size (followers, fans, members)Quantity of commentary about brand or product These are easily understandable common social metrics. Social media leads.
The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists - TNW Apps Much has been said about how Twitter and Facebook should be worried about Google’s behemoth social network which gained 10 million followers in 16 day, as compared to Twitter’s 780 days, and Facebook’s even longer 852 days. But like any new service online, people may be signing up and doing very little with their accounts. In fact, they’re probably the same people who signed up for a Twitter account, updated once with something along the lines of “I’m just trying to figure this Twitter thing out,” and disappeared just as fast leaving in their wake a sad little egg avatar and little else. But Google+ launched just barely under a month ago, and the sheer volume of extensions, third party sites and enhancements that have already emerged may be proof of the social network’s staying power. If this list is anything to go by, people like Google+, and they’re willing to make the effort to improve the experience for all involved. So in no particular order, here is a list of ways to do just that.
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10 Websites To Make You Think | The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces. Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Café Scientifque ‘for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology’ Breathing Earth This fantastic website by David Bleja demonstrates CO2 emissions and world population growth in real time on a global map. Arts & Letters Daily How Stuff Works
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. To edit your existing profile click the blue edit button and then click the section you want to edit. Account Overview This is where you can add other email addresses to login with, decide what applications have access to your profile, turn Google+ on on non-Google sites etc. Profile and Privacy Edit the visibility of your posts and photos, what information in your profile is public, who can tag you in photos. Scroll down to the bottom of the window to see your privacy settings. Google+ This is where you set things like delivery preferences. comment on your posts go to your phone. Data Liberation Wow, this is pretty cool.
don't tell my mom im an ad major The annual Apple Keynote took place yesterday in San Francisco- on a surprisingly sunny day for such a foggy place. Perhaps developers really can do anything. The hype up to the keynote was filled with skepticism- how could Tim Cook possibly live up to the standards of the late CEO, Steve Jobs? What will they release this year? Will Apple continue on its path as the leader of innovation and technology? Yes and no. Although interesting and innovative there was nothing breakthrough, no surprises. Nearly all attendees were excited by the ‘new generation’ Macbook Pro which offers a 15-inch retina display and almost 7 hours of battery life, but what they really wanted to see was the ‘would-be’ advancements to Siri. It will be interesting to see what these apple advancements do for brands- what new methods of advertising or consumer engagement will come from them. As a former EVB intern, I am partial to the "skittles: mob the rainbow" crowd-sourcing idea. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users 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. Do you still consider yourself a noob when it comes to Google's social platform? If so, we've got some handy hints to help you out. From quicker sharing options to better content curation via savvy privacy settings, we're bringing you 10 tips and tricks that will soon have you Google Plussing like a pro. Take a look through the image gallery below and please share in the comments any Google+ tips we haven't mentioned — your suggestion could be featured in a forthcoming Mashable article.
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. Got a tip of your own to share? Format Text in Your Google+ Updates Reader drilon notes: you can format text in Google+ comments and posts with *text* for bold, -text- for strike through and _text_ for italic. Wrap Your Loose Vacuum Cord Around a Pringles Can Reader Kevin Greimel writes: My dogs like to eat sticks in the living room, so a weekly vacuuming is always in order. Hack File-Scanners with Custom Extensions Reader Java-Princess writes: Reader SeeYa32 writes:
Google Plus: 8 Quick Tips and 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 Tweak your email notification options. Change your profile's field-sharing settings. Disable resharing. Check your Incoming feed. Use the Your Circles option while sharing. Start some Sparks. Click through profile pictures. Add some basic formatting.
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. I do this any time I sign up with a new website, buy a new device, get a new OS, etc. Private Messages Several of the G+ Guides below cover the details on how to do this. It is worth your time to follow +Vincent Mo for his G+ Tips. G+ Cautionaries & Policies: +Ryan Estrada | Breakdown of Google Terms of +Steve Rubel | Choose your email wisely. via Rainyday Walker | Read K Robert's comments regarding Rainyday Walker | Visual protest for pseudonyms? General reminder: Anything public is searchable via Google search engine.
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. For more G+ tips and general tech talk, be sure to join me on Google+ as well. Google+ Tips Part 1: The Stream 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 28 Google+ Tips to Enhance Your Google Plus Experience Google has finally rolled out Google+ which is not yet another service like Google Wave and Buzz, but is an amazing and power packed social networking website which is deemed to rise very high and compete with today’s biggies ‘Facebook and Twitter’. I tried out Google+ after getting an invite and found it really interesting, may it be its simple and cool design or the variety of features it offers. One has to accept that Google has done some really good and hard work in bringing out Google+. After all, it was their long time wish to have a Google Social Network that can dominate over the web. # Here are some useful Google+ Tips shared by Matt Cutts and users who responded to Matt’s post at Google+. 1. 2. 3. (*)bold(*): Add * before and after the message. (_)italics(_): Add _ before and after the message. (-)strike-through(-): Add - before and after the message. For example: *Hello* _everyone_ -Mayur- will appear as shown below: 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.