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Gender ratios on G+: How do you see the trend?

Gender ratios on G+: How do you see the trend?

Sarah Kessler’s article on Mashable has the details, along with some good context about gender ratios on other social networks. Social Statistics and Find People on Plus both report that G+ is 68%, down from 87% right after they launched and 74% in mid-July. Take the statistics with a grain of salt — back in July, Paul Allen made some excellent points about Social Statistics and Find People on Plus’ methodology. With the majority of the … Read entire article »

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How To Share GoogleReader Items On Google+

How To Share GoogleReader Items On Google+

There are two different ways to share items from your RSS subscriptions in GoogleReader with your circles in Google+. One allows you to share privately, the other is a public share. Neither is as straightforward as shares once were in GoogleReader. First, the public share, where “public” means that the shared item will show on your Google+ profile, +1 tab.. ["Your +1's appear here. +1 the things around the web you like, agree with, or want … Read entire article »

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Google Reader Integrated Into G+

Google Reader Integrated Into G+

The anticipated integration of Google Reader and Google+ launched on Halloween. No comment on the choice of roll-out. In addition to forcing customers to share through Google+, Google redesigned the user interface. Information density is reduced; the number of headlines I can scan on a page dropped from 25 to 16. The implications for government blockage demonstrate the law of unintended consequences. Google reader does not have a unique domain name, like other Google products. The URL … Read entire article »

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Google+ traffic down 60%! Or up 480%! Or maybe flat!

Google+ traffic down 60%!  Or up 480%!   Or maybe flat!

There are a lot of stories floating around about how Google+ traffic is either plunging or soaring.  As far as I can tell, they all stem from a report by Gabe Donnini of Chitika called Failure to Launch: Google+ Growth Spurt Short Lived The data shows that, on the day of its public debut, Google+ traffic skyrocketed to peak levels. But, soon after, traffic fell by over 60% as it returned to its normal, underwhelming state. … Read entire article »

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The Trend is in the Wrong Direction: Reflections on the Field Trial (part 10 of Diversity and Google+)

The Trend is in the Wrong Direction: Reflections on the Field Trial (part 10 of Diversity and Google+)

For the past 12 weeks we’ve been in field trial, and during that time we’ve listened and learned a great deal. We’re nowhere near done, but with the improvements we’ve made so far we’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups. – Vic Gundotra, Google+: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99… 100.9/20/2011 Many aspects of Google+’s field trial went extremely well. Hangouts are clearly G+’s “killer app”.* … Read entire article »

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Best Practices For Creating Content

Best Practices For Creating Content

Before you begin filling up that empty text box, here are a few things to think about: 1. Give your post a headline. To do this, put an * before the first and after the last word. With no space. Like this:* bold text * ➜ bold text 2. If you think your post might be shared, plan to add a permalink. Google+ does not share the link of shared post, just a link to the author. After you post, you’ll … Read entire article »

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