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The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists - TNW Apps

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. Change Google+’s appearance Usability Boost for Google Plus makes a few subtle changes to the site’s appearance, but it makes all the difference. Improve Google+’s UI and functionality Get a vanity url Related:  Great Mix of Tips

The Google+ Cheat Sheet [PIC] 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. Are you addicted to Google+ like millions of others early adopters? You're not alone. That's why we were excited when we stumbled across a Google+ cheat sheet, whose origin we've traced to Google+ user Simon Laustsen. We've embedded the English version of the cheat sheet below. [via Buzzfeed] Google+ At One Month: A Look At Highlights & Controversies It’s hard to believe that it was just one month ago today that Google+ launched. So much has happened to the fledgling service in this short time. Here is a look at both the highlights and lowlights of Google’s newest social network! Launch & Usage Google+ came out of the gate swinging, amassing 10 million users in just 2 weeks and accumulating rave reviews in the tech world. Great Buzz Around Launch The launch around Google+ was truly one-of-a-kind. The breakout feature of Google+ quickly became ‘hangouts.’ People Love Hangouts Forget 10 million users in 2 weeks, how about 1.86 million total visits a week just 3 weeks in? 3 Weeks In, Traffic Is Booming As the deal between Twitter and Google expired, Google+ helps to fill the social networking space in the search results: Facebook Fights Back Sure, Mark Zuckerburg is the most popular user in Google+, but he and his team are fighting hard against it. Facebook fights back with “Awesome News” Facebook Guide For Businesses Bugs & Issues Brands

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. 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. – You are able to both delete comments that other users make on your posts and report them if they are abusive.

Survival kit: Google+ Pääsin työmaille tovereita varhemmin: kas keltanokille nopeammat vihreät niityt. Sivusilmällä tuli muutenkin silmäiltyä kesän mielenkiintoisinta some-uutukaista, Google+:aa. Mitä sitten lomalta palaajan olisi hyvä ensi hätiin uutukaisesta ymmärtää? Hyviä opasteita on jo monta, listaan muutamia tämän kirjoituksen loppuun. Sähköpostiin on saattanut tulla kutsuja, kun ihmiset ovat lisäilleet Google+ eli lyhyesti G+ -piireihin sinut. G+:aa voi hyvin käyttää sähköpostin vähentäjänä ja sähköpostimuistutuksiakin voi rastitella asetuksista pois, jos muuten käyttää selaimella Googlen palveluita tai asentaa lisäosia (jotka siis vielä toimivat välillä ja välillä eivät). Kontakteja voi seurata ilman, että kontakti hyväksyy seuraamisen, siis kuten Twitterissä. G+ on parhaimmillaan avoimena areenana ja piireillä tuntuisi olevan järkevämpää seuloa sisään tulevaa viestivirtaa kuin ulos lähtevää. Isohkoja uudistuksia on jo tullut ja tulossa kuvien (ja videoitten) julkaisuun.

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? Email it to tips at 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

Google+ is a just one piece in Google's puzzle - Petri Mertanen's blog Google+ is not competing with Facebook. Of course, Google people has been doing benchmarking, but Google+ is just one piece in Google's big picture, their strategy in the long run. Google is known of its search engine, but where comes the money from? Advertising and apps. Google+ will collect users very fast and the one reason is that they already have these users. I guess it's just a matter of time when we are seeing ads in Google+. I wonder if Google is able to use this information and integrate it with other data they have? Your company's address information integrates with Google Maps. "Google is using G+ and other products to serve more sophisticated advertising solutions." For companies, Google offers several other useful services. Let's get Google's recommendations into this mess. Why you should change from Facebook or Twitter to Google+? Answer is simple for heavy users: you don't have to. I accidentally jumped into a podcasting session this morning via Google+.

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). 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. Invite a user to Google+

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? 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.