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February 8, 2012 Webcast: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Google+

Kevin Purdy, author of Google+: The Missing Manual, runs through the small-but-great tricks, the slightly hidden settings, and the methods you can use to get more out of Google+: better exposure, better interactions, and a better time.

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February 8, 2012 Webcast: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Google+

  1. 1. 10 Things YouProbably Didn’t KnowaboutGoogle+Kevin
  2. 2. 1) Instant Uploads Backup PowerUploads your smartphone photos to anunlimited space whenever youre home,automatically.
  3. 3. 2) "Direct Messages" to anyoneIts how I grab semi-famous web people to talkto. Just use it wisely.
  4. 4. 3) Use Google Docs TogetherWrite or draw something while video or audiochatting, see changes in real time.
  5. 5. 4) Easy conference callingYou and a buddy connect on Google+. Thenyou call anyone in the U.S. or Canada to join in.
  6. 6. 5) Better photo manager: PicasaGoogle+ photo tools arent entirely there (askTim OReilly). Picasa works with Google+,though.
  7. 7. 6) That Notification Button? KillerIts way more interactive and powerful than itlets on. Go on--click it and move around a bit.
  8. 8. 7) The Circle SliderYou dont see it if you only view your mainstream. Head to the annoying/useful circles andtweak away.
  9. 9. 8) Create a Hangout from a PostGot a comment debate going? Invite everybodyto talk it out.
  10. 10. 9) Text Formatting_This is italics_*This is bold*-This is strikethrough- (-text like this-)
  11. 11. 10) Keyboard Shortcut Nerderyj/k : Go down/up one postEnter (when post is focused) : Comment onpost/ : Jump back up to the search boxqq: Jump to chat box (if you have it enabled)
  12. 12. Kevin Purdy