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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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Google+ Tip : Sharing With Permalinks

Google+ Tip : Sharing With Permalinks

When you share a post, and you want to make sure that your readers have easy access to that post (so that they can read the comment stream, for example), you have to add a permalink. Google+ does not yet (will it ever?) provide a permalink to the shared post. Google only provides a link to the original author’s profile. The permalink to any post is the link associated with the timestamp. Right-click on the timestamp, then copy … Read entire article »

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Google+ Gets Klout

Google+ Gets Klout

On the day that Google+ opened up to public beta (invitations no longer required to set up an account), Klout announced integration with the new social service. Today we’re excited to announce Google+ is now integrated into Klout. As the fastest growing social media destination of all time, Google+ quickly became a highly requested feature. With it’s [sic] intuitive handling of privacy and sharing – bridging the public/private divide – it’s captured our attention from the … Read entire article »

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Google+ Tip: A Peek At Stats

Google+ Tip: A Peek At Stats

Wondering which of your Google+ posts has gotten the most traction? What your posting schedule looks like? What you share?Then copy your Google+ profile ID and go to an app built by +Gerwin Sturm - All my + – at https://www.foldedsoft.at/+/allmy+/ – paste your ID — and you’ll see data on your most recent 250 public posts (the API limit at the moment). Here’s mine (goes back to July 2): https://www.foldedsoft.at/+/allmy+/user/108740570618849247850 Paste that URL into http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html (click “Load”) and you may be able to … Read entire article »

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Broadcast, Record, Moderate: Hangout Features Announced

Broadcast, Record, Moderate: Hangout Features Announced

Updated 20 September Google+ hangouts were one of the most exciting features of the new service, but hangouts are limited to 10 active participants. This limitation makes a lot of sense for interaction, in fact 10 active mikes could be pretty ungainly! Broadcasting hangouts removes the limit for people watching the hangout. According to +Robert McGee, broadcasting was in test last week; it’s now live and called Hangouts On Air: The setup is simple enough: just start a normal hangout, and you’ll … Read entire article »

Filed under: G+ Features