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Carnival of Journalism: Google+

Carnival of Journalism: Google+

I picked the topic of this month’s Carnival of Journalism, Google+. For our August carnival, I’d like to talk about Google+ from a journalist (not necessarily news organization) perspective, from a big picture (privacy or open web) or smaller picture (how to manage scale issues with comments) perspective. What does Google+ mean for journalists, today and tomorrow? In the intervening month since I pitched the topic, the bloom has faded from the rose a quite bit for me … 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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Google+ : First Impressions

Over at Quora, there are 34 answers to a question asking about first impressions of Google+. Here are some excerpts; It’s like walking into a fast and furious town-hall meeting in the middle of a noisy debate, with breakout sessions featuring my family, close friends, etc. (assuming they choose to hang out here instead of at Home). - Mario Sundar, LinkedIn’s social media guy, since 2007   The UX design of Circles is awesome. Creating different circles of acquaintances is streamlined and kind of fun (you get a lot of the visceral effects you would expect on iOS). - Tudor Achim, sarah palin’s running mate 2012   Another quirk that is really kind of socially tone-deaf is that people you haven’t friended (put in any circle) can comment on your public posts. This is obviously patterned after Twitter, where anyone can reply … Read entire article »

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Google+ Tips and Tricks : Things You Really Need To Know

Google+ Tips and Tricks : Things You Really Need To Know

Good news! Gmail keyboard shortcuts work in Google+, and you can format text using ancient (heh) keyboard markup. You can edit posts and comments after-publishing (yeah!). You can turn off the ability to re-share a post or comment on a post. Keyboard Shortcuts • Press “k” to move up and “j” to move down one stream post at a time • Press “spacebar” to move down the stream one full page • Press “spacebar+shift” to move up the stream … Read entire article »

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What Google+ Is (And Isn’t)

What Google+ Is (And Isn’t)

GooglePlus is NOT a mailing list, web forum or bulletin board. My guess is that Google will incorporate groups in a seamless manner, but that’s not here yet. Google+ IS a way to easily share stuff (which is not the same thing as sending an email, although we do use email to share stuff) with as many or as few members of your digital network as you like. Will it replace email? Not in the immediate … Read entire article »

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+1 Takes on New Meaning With Launch Of Google Plus

+1 Takes on New Meaning With Launch Of Google Plus

If you’re longing for a digital networking space that lets you easily share information with the different facets of your life, then put Google Plus at the top of your “to explore” list. (Assuming you can wrangle an invitation!) If you’re longing for a digital networking space that lets you easily videoconference with 10 people while everyone watches (and chats about) the same YouTube clip, then put Google Plus (hangouts) at the top of your “to … Read entire article »

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