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SMUGGoogle. Yes they really are trying to       take over the world.          March 1, 2012
A brief history of a Verb Company•   Founded in 1997—search•   Do No Evil. The epitome of cool•   Doodles•   Swedish Chef ...
A brief history continued• Gradually Expanding: News, Images, Maps,  Earth• Still all based on search• In 2006 The O.E.D a...
The Next Step-Communities• Bringing people together around that content they are  creating• Some communities emerged organ...
Google Buzz- WTF?
Then came the wave
Other Failures• Orkut• Google Friend Connect• While Facebook and Twitter are going great  guns people start wondering if G...
TahDah!
It seems to be working• 90 million users in less than a year• Android phones driving growth b/c of Gmail• 850K new Android...
Google Plus• Finally a real Competitor to Facebook?• Group Your Contacts into Circles     • Your content goes only where y...
Google Plus Does Video and More• Hangouts and excellent video conferencing  features.• Everyone from President Obama to th...
How can we use it in Higher Ed?• Put classes/sections in a circle, create targeted  content/discussions• Admissions- chat ...
Drawbacks•   Is it FacebookLite? ~ 10% of user base•   Analytics seem to be non-existent•   Privacy Concerns w/ new Google...
It’s a ghost town
Brockport on G+• https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/1024111164  33260313400/102411116433260313400/p  osts• No vanity URLs yet.
Proof Google Wants to Take Over•   Google TV•   Self-driving Car•   Google Glasses•   Green Energy Projects
Questions?• @dtyler321• Google+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/10222456016308  2374108/posts
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Slides from the March meeting of the College at Brockport's Social Media User Group. We discussed Google's social media efforts.

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    1. 1. SMUGGoogle. Yes they really are trying to take over the world. March 1, 2012
    2. 2. A brief history of a Verb Company• Founded in 1997—search• Do No Evil. The epitome of cool• Doodles• Swedish Chef is a search language.• They had a company dog. Really.
    3. 3. A brief history continued• Gradually Expanding: News, Images, Maps, Earth• Still all based on search• In 2006 The O.E.D adds ―google‖ as a verb.• Slowly starts to work into content: YouTube, Blogger, Docs,
    4. 4. The Next Step-Communities• Bringing people together around that content they are creating• Some communities emerged organically• Saw the success of others & wanted some of that• Need to be where people spend time on web. $$$$$$• But….when it comes to making social connections…Google finds it stinks at it.
    5. 5. Google Buzz- WTF?
    6. 6. Then came the wave
    7. 7. Other Failures• Orkut• Google Friend Connect• While Facebook and Twitter are going great guns people start wondering if Google will ever figure it out• And then…..
    8. 8. TahDah!
    9. 9. It seems to be working• 90 million users in less than a year• Android phones driving growth b/c of Gmail• 850K new Android activations a day, says Google• Celebs: Britney Spears. Dolly Parton. Carmelo Anthony. Mark Cuban. Wil Wheaton. Metallica. Martha Stewart. Snoop Dogg.
    10. 10. Google Plus• Finally a real Competitor to Facebook?• Group Your Contacts into Circles • Your content goes only where you tell it to go • You can choose to view only content coming in from specific circles too • Privacy (more on this in a bit)
    11. 11. Google Plus Does Video and More• Hangouts and excellent video conferencing features.• Everyone from President Obama to the Muppets have done a Hangout• Longer Posts- More of a Blog Feel• +1 button– ―Like‖ but deeper
    12. 12. How can we use it in Higher Ed?• Put classes/sections in a circle, create targeted content/discussions• Admissions- chat with prospects• Use it as a photo gallery• Have campus figure/dean etc do a hangout• Retention• Engagement
    13. 13. Drawbacks• Is it FacebookLite? ~ 10% of user base• Analytics seem to be non-existent• Privacy Concerns w/ new Google Policy.• How should you use it?
    14. 14. It’s a ghost town
    15. 15. Brockport on G+• https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/1024111164 33260313400/102411116433260313400/p osts• No vanity URLs yet.
    16. 16. Proof Google Wants to Take Over• Google TV• Self-driving Car• Google Glasses• Green Energy Projects
    17. 17. Questions?• @dtyler321• Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/10222456016308 2374108/posts
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