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A primer on Google+ and some highlights on what might work well for higher education admissions.

A primer on Google+ and some highlights on what might work well for higher education admissions.

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    What is Google+? Does it Mean Anything for Higher Ed? What is Google+? Does it Mean Anything for Higher Ed? Presentation Transcript

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