UCISA Social Media for Training - What Does Google+ Mean for Me?

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These are the slides from my talk on Google+ at the UCISA "Social Media in Training" event, hosted by the University of Salford at MediaCityUK in April 2012. For more information please see http://lanyrd.com/cfrkc and http://martinh.net

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UCISA Social Media for Training - What Does Google+ Mean for Me?

  1. 1. What Does Google+ Mean for Me?+Martin Hamilton, Loughborough University+Ross Mahon, GoogleUCISA Using Social Media for Training event#UCISASoMeThese slides: http://goo.gl/81Dyi
  2. 2. What is Google+ ? Circles help you organize everyone according to your real life connections Hangouts let up to 10 people video conference at no charge Hangouts with Extras - this is a testbed for new features Stream lets you have conversations and share information with circles Search allows you to search Google+ posts, Google+ people, and the web Profile lets you control how you apear on Google services across the web Instant Upload automatically sends photos and videos to a private album Messenger allows you to bring people together for group mobile messaging Google+ Pages shared spaces for brands, organizations etc
  3. 3. Why Should I Care?0 to 170m users in 1 year~120 integrations withother Google products850K Android activationsper dayAvailable with institutionalGoogle Apps domains
  4. 4. Joining Google+
  5. 5. Creating a Profile
  6. 6. Google+ is Just Beginning YouTube Search Gmail Gmail
  7. 7. Privacy on Google+
  8. 8. Google+ in EducationTeaching & learning, research, support Google Confidential and Proprietary
  9. 9. Create a brand presencewith Pages
  10. 10. A lightweight blog?
  11. 11. Some Education Use CasesRemote IT support (platform neutral)Engaging with pre-sessional students,alumni, student clubs and societiesOnline tutorial groups, part time distancelearners, working over multiple campusesInter-institutional research collaboration,developing papers and funding proposals
  12. 12. Google+ for Apps DomainsOptional - users have to sign up individuallyCan share posts with the whole domain, e.g.everyone at Loughborough UniversityCircles != GroupsDeath of the VLE predicted :-)
  13. 13. Wrapping Up Google Confidential and Proprietary
  14. 14. ConclusionsGoogle+ is "social spine", cutting across thewhole range of Google servicesNuanced approach to privacy and sharingGoogle are very keen to develop the servicebased on your feedbackYou (still) aint seen nothing yet!
  15. 15. Search, plus Your World
  16. 16. Following Sharing withGoogle+ Ripples
  17. 17. What Does Google+ Mean for Me?+Martin Hamilton, Loughborough University+Ross Mahon, GoogleUCISA Using Social Media for Training event#UCISASoMeThese slides: http://goo.gl/81Dyi

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