What is Google+? Does it Mean Anything for Higher Ed?
What Is Google+? Does It Matter for Higher Ed?<br />
What is Google +?<br />Google Plus is Google's answer to Facebook. <br />
The Google+ Bar<br />The Google+ Bar connects you with all of your Google products and let’s<br />you to share what's on your mind. It also allows you to switch accounts.<br />
Circles<br />Circles allows you to easily manage your personal and professional<br />connections – from people you truly know to people you'd only like to follow. <br />
Stream<br />The stream is where you have conversations with the people that are<br />important to you.<br />
Photos<br />Photos allows you to upload and share unlimited photos and videos. All of<br />your photos will be available in Picasa Web Albums.<br />
Hangouts<br />Hangouts is a live group video chatroom.<br />
Chat<br />Chat is automatically populated with people you’ve chosen to chat with<br />via Gmail, iGoogle, Google Talk or Orkut.<br />
Sparks<br />Sparks serves up topics that you are interested in. It makes it easy to<br />share the content you find with your Circles.<br />
Profiles<br />Your profile is the way you represent yourself on Google products and across<br /> the web. With your profile, you can manage the information that people see <br />-- such as your bio and contact details.<br />
+1’s<br />Use +1 to recommend things to other people around the web.<br />
Google+ Mobile: Huddle<br />Use Huddle to send and receive group text messages.<br />
What Does Google+ Mean For Higher Ed?<br /><ul><li> It’s still early. We’ll have to see how it’s adopted by students
Huddle will be a great opportunity to have chats with small groups of</li></ul>Prospective students<br /><ul><li> Hangouts open up opportunities to have group Q+A sessions with </li></ul> counselors<br /><ul><li> Counselors can create multiple profiles and switch between the two.</li>
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