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You Want A Poll? Here’s A Work-Around

You Want A Poll? Here’s A Work-Around

Google+ does not yet support polls, but Google’s +Ahmed Zeeshan has provided a work-around: create a post, then quickly create comments with the answers. Ask your readers to “vote” by using the +1 option. ***************************** So here is an example poll: Which of the following movies by Christopher Nolan do you like the most? The Prestige The Dark Knight Inception Please +1 the answers in the first three comments below. You can choose more than one if you wish. Permalink to poll: bit.ly/gp_poll *****************************     … Read entire article »

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How to Create a Community on Google+ for Your Hobby

How to Create a Community on Google+ for Your Hobby

Although Google+ is remains a personal space — no business or organizations yet — people are thinking about how to develop community. This guest post is from +Yana Weinstein. Thanks, Yana!  To kick-start a community for your hobby or interest on Google+, you’ll need to take the following steps: 1) create a central database for members to sign up; 2) spread the news about this database; 3) maintain the database; 4) recruit members from outside Google+ … Read entire article »

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My Google+ Pledge

My Google+ Pledge

Christina Trapolino’s posts on Google+ have consistently sparked great discussion, and this is one of my favorites, so I was delighted when she gave us permission to cross-post it.  Thanks, Christina! — jon I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to get out of Google+ today. It’s mostly because I’ve been swamped with work and unable to actually browse Google+, but we can discuss addiction and its symptoms later! The point is…I’ve been considering how this … Read entire article »

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YouTube: Google+ Overview (UGC)

YouTube: Google+ Overview (UGC)

Early adopters eager to convince their friends of the value of Google+ have been creating tutorials and enticements. Here are a few of our favorites. Jon Collins at Epipheo created a compelling explanation of Googe+ (with a definite point of view conclusion). Via Don Miller. Saidur (Cy) Hossain created one of the first slideshows (via photo album) on how to use Google+. Later, John Nasir converted those images into a YouTube video and Mauricio Pérez Chapa converted them into a GoogleDoc (auto-advance). And then there’s the famous collaboration – … Read entire article »

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Days To Reach 20 Million Users: G+, Twitter, Facebook

Days To Reach 20 Million Users: G+, Twitter, Facebook

On July 22, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google+ had 20 million unique visitors in its initial three weeks. The ComScore data suggested that 5 million were from the U.S. This lead to headlines, “fastest growing social network.” After all, it took Facebook 1152 days and Twitter 1035 days to get this many customers.   However, these data should not come as a tremendous surprise, even though Google+ remains invitation only. Google has an enormous customer base: more … Read entire article »

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Google Plus: On Circles and Facebook

Google Plus: On Circles and Facebook

There are lots of differences between Google+ and Facebook. One of those differences is circles versus friends. With Google+, it’s easy to set up “circles” to share information as well as to receive information. The lack of reciprocity makes Google+ more like Twitter than Facebook. But the ease of reading information shared by people in those circles makes it more like Facebook. Andreas Kluth (The Economist, +Andreas Kluth) explains how he sees the difference, using a clever … Read entire article »

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