Google+ How Can It Help Enhance Your Personal Learning Network.


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Google+ is the fastest growing social network in history and libraries can also participate in this stimulating social media space to help provide more visibility to their resources and services! In this session, learn what Google+ is and how to use it to its full potential. You will learn about Streams, Circles, Hangouts, Huddles, Profiles, Privacy, and more.

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  • That is a personal preference of mine. I try not to duplicate posts on multiple social media sites. It doesn't always happen, however. Usually, I will post a different kind of thing on Twitter vs. Google+ and Facebook. I have seen people automatically populate their Facebook pages with their Twitter feeds and there can be more dialogue on Twitter and not Facebook and vice versa. So, you would have to go to 2 different places to follow an interesting post. Again, it really comes down to personal preferences.
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  • Thank you! When Google+ was initially released there were a lot of extensions being written that weren't available via the Chrome Web Store and there were a few that acted like 'malware.' Here is a detailed report on one: For me, I use Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for different things. For example, Google+ is usually for more 'techy' stuff. Facebook is for more 'personal' stuff that I like to share with friends and family etc., so I don't usually post one thing and have it populate to multiple accounts. If that doesn't make sense, let me know and I'd be happy to setup a Google+ Hangout so that we can chat some.
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  • Thanks for the great presentation. Why not share your G+ posts with twitter and vice versa with G+Twitter app for Chrome and FireFox?
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Google+ How Can It Help Enhance Your Personal Learning Network.

  1. 1. How Can It Help Enhance Your Personal Learning Network?
  2. 2. @cmairn
  3. 3. PersonalLearningNetworks
  4. 4. R.I.P.
  5. 5. Image
  6. 6. Google + has … Circles Streams Profiles Photos Hangouts Messenger Sparks Mobile +1 button
  7. 7. Robert Scoble’s Google + Tips Summarized: • Create a manageable set of circles (e.g., Friends, Family, Tech Geeks, Co- workers) • Learn how to distribute content to circles. (Talking Tech circle) • Create a “home circle" and add people you want to see everyday. Or create a “Noise” circle to help eliminate people who post a lot. • If a post is getting a lot of comments (resembling a discussion forum) then mute it. • Turn off e-mail notifications and use SMS or filter them in Gmail. • A good list of Google Chrome extensions: • When re-sharing, think about who you are sharing with. Try to eliminate duplication. • Update/clean your Google Profile ( Source:
  8. 8. Manage Your G+ Profile
  9. 9. Manage Your Other Profiles
  10. 10. View Your Profile
  11. 11. View Your Profile as“Anyone on the web …”
  12. 12. Set Your Security Settings
  13. 13. Source:
  14. 14. LiveDemonstration
  15. 15. Hangouts work onsome phones now!
  16. 16. Quick FYI: Google Dashboard helps you answerthe question: What information does Google have about me?
  17. 17. E-mail vs. SMS Notifications
  18. 18. Creating a Vanity URL1. Visit Done!
  19. 19. What will happen to the Web when theGoogle+ API is used to its full potential?
  20. 20. A lot!
  21. 21. What will happen to the Web when the Google+ API is used to its full potential?Hangouts On Air will allow people to broadcast and record theirvideo to a wider audience.In Hangouts, we can now collaborate with Screenshare, Sketchpad,YouTube, and Google Docs. This is huge for group discovery andlearning! And once the API is opened further you’ll see even moreapp integration!This will all help us to become an integral part of people’s PersonalLearning Networks!Follow people like +Mohamed Mansour (created Stream+ and otherapps) and +Vic Gundotra (Senior Vice President of Engineering atGoogle) and others. Add comments to their posts. Who knows, youmay inspire a programmer to add one of your ideas to Google+.
  22. 22. Collaboration
  23. 23. Some Google+ Chrome Extensions• Move2Picasa exports all your Facebook photos to Picasa.• RSS Share for Google Plus & Google Reader integrates Google+ and Google Reader by adding a ‘Share on Google+ button within Google Reader and includes Google Reader within Google+.• My Hangouts for Google Plus provides a quick view of all the active hangouts in your stream.• Extended Share for Google Plus will extend Google+ to share to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many more.
  24. 24. Be careful when installingextensions that aren’t in the Chrome’s Web app store!
  25. 25. Let’s Hangout!