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

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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?

  1. 1. What Is Google+? Does It Matter for Higher Ed?<br />
  2. 2. What is Google +?<br />Google Plus is Google's answer to Facebook. <br />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. Stream<br />The stream is where you have conversations with the people that are<br />important to you.<br />
  6. 6. 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 />
  7. 7. Hangouts<br />Hangouts is a live group video chatroom.<br />
  8. 8. Chat<br />Chat is automatically populated with people you’ve chosen to chat with<br />via Gmail, iGoogle, Google Talk or Orkut.<br />
  9. 9. 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 />
  10. 10. 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 />
  11. 11. +1’s<br />Use +1 to recommend things to other people around the web.<br />
  12. 12. Google+ Mobile: Huddle<br />Use Huddle to send and receive group text messages.<br />
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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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