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  1. 1. Google+: an overview Phil Bradley http://gplus.to/philbradley
  2. 2. G+ Stream or ‘home page’
  3. 3. Elements of the page: Google bar <ul><li>Google bar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings all the Google properties together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notifications to the right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share option extreme right </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keeps me in the Google ‘family’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Elements of the page: Menu <ul><li>The menu links to the different ‘circles’ that I have created </li></ul><ul><li>Also access to my ‘Sparks’ </li></ul><ul><li>Chat option </li></ul><ul><li>Grey/red theme continued through the product line </li></ul>
  5. 5. Elements of the page: Stream <ul><li>These are the posts from the people who I am following. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public, or which are shared with me </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also where I can write my own posts of what is new </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can link to an image, video, page etc. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Elements of the page: R/h menu <ul><li>This is where I see who my contacts are. (Avatars if they have chosen them, blank if not) </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions of people to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Button to create a ‘hangout’ or video chat room </li></ul>
  7. 8. Posting
  8. 9. Posting <ul><li>Including text, image, video, link etc. </li></ul><ul><li>To a specific individual, email, or circle. </li></ul><ul><li>To extended circles </li></ul><ul><li>To the world. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Threading <ul><li>Time stamp, audience indication. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull down menu (right) to report/link etc </li></ul>
  10. 11. Circles <ul><li>How you arrange your contacts </li></ul><ul><li>As many circles as you wish </li></ul><ul><li>People can be in several </li></ul><ul><li>1 or many thousands in a circle </li></ul><ul><li>Posts can be limited to specific circles </li></ul><ul><li>Like Twitter lists, only more functional </li></ul>
  11. 13. Sparks <ul><li>General news items on topics of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Can create your own </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t delete what’s there </li></ul><ul><li>Very weak option </li></ul>
  12. 14. Personal sparks <ul><li>Almost like Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Can share content </li></ul><ul><li>BUT cannot affect it </li></ul><ul><li>Should be able to add RSS feeds etc, but no. </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointing! </li></ul>
  13. 15. Hangouts <ul><li>Killer application </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Less intimidating than other chat options </li></ul><ul><li>Max 10 chatters </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot store the chat </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot have an audience. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Adding images <ul><li>Add as many images as you wish </li></ul><ul><li>Create different albums for your material </li></ul><ul><li>See the images that others have uploaded </li></ul><ul><li>Great for photography geeks </li></ul><ul><li>Can tag or perform other actions on your images </li></ul><ul><li>Can comment on others. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Your profile <ul><li>Click on your profile option and you can choose to see how it looks to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A specific individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nice and simple, and so much easier than Facebook! </li></ul>
  16. 21. Other hints/tips <ul><li>If you want to refer to someone specifically in a post that you're writing, you can either +name or @name them. </li></ul><ul><li>You can edit your posts with the pulldown menu </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to see what your profile looks like, simply click on your name (top left hand menu option) and choose to edit profile. </li></ul>
  17. 22. Summary <ul><li>Good incorporation with other Google products (except where it doesn’t!) </li></ul><ul><li>Not a Facebook killer, but nothing is. </li></ul><ul><li>Hangout is the killer app, if it’s improved. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs broader business appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Better Sparks </li></ul><ul><li>Looking good so far! </li></ul>

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