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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google+ and its capabilities.
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google+ and its capabilities.
  
* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/startgoogleplus/ GETTING STARTED WITH GOOGLE PLUS]
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/startgoogleplus/ Getting Started with Google Plus]
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cUjZ_7rlAmKRDVB6GXId73h_eUdXGKdjtSff0svbaz0/preview Google+ A Collaborative Document]
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cUjZ_7rlAmKRDVB6GXId73h_eUdXGKdjtSff0svbaz0/preview Google+ A Collaborative Document]
 
* [http://www.blogtechnika.com/google-guide-all-you-need-to-know-about-google Google+ Guide: All You Need to Know about Google+]
 
* [http://www.blogtechnika.com/google-guide-all-you-need-to-know-about-google Google+ Guide: All You Need to Know about Google+]
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* [http://www.marketingprofessor.com/social-marketing/40-google-plus-tips-for-newbies/ 40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies]
 
* [http://www.marketingprofessor.com/social-marketing/40-google-plus-tips-for-newbies/ 40 Google Plus Tips for Newbies]
 
* [http://www.stateofsearch.com/how-to-use-google-a-quick-guide-and-thoughts-on-google-plus/ How to use Google + – a quick guide and thoughts on Google Plus]
 
* [http://www.stateofsearch.com/how-to-use-google-a-quick-guide-and-thoughts-on-google-plus/ How to use Google + – a quick guide and thoughts on Google Plus]
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/ Get Started with Google+]
  
 
====What is Google+ Resources====
 
====What is Google+ Resources====
 
Here an number of articles that try to provide more information about Google+
 
Here an number of articles that try to provide more information about Google+
  
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* [http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/ The Google+ Project]
 
* [http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/07/10/the-best-resources-for-learning-what-google-is-all-about/ The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About]
 
* [http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/07/10/the-best-resources-for-learning-what-google-is-all-about/ The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/fttechfounder/what-g-really-about-pst-its-not-social What G+ really about (pst!!! it's not social)]
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* [http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/40785/what-is-google-android-iphone-apps What is Google+?]
  
 
====Chrome Extensions====
 
====Chrome Extensions====
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* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oenpjldbckebacipkfbcoppmiflglnib Extended Share for Google Plus]
 
* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oenpjldbckebacipkfbcoppmiflglnib Extended Share for Google Plus]
 
* [http://blog.go2web20.net/2011/07/google-plus-playground.html Google-Plus Playground]
 
* [http://blog.go2web20.net/2011/07/google-plus-playground.html Google-Plus Playground]
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* [http://www.dainbinder.com/2011/07/google-chrome-extensions.html Google+ Chrome Extensions]
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====Circles====
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Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Circles feature.
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1257347&rd=1 About circles]
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
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* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-consider-classroom-uses-for-google-plus/32131 Professors Consider Classroom Uses for Google Plus]
 
* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-consider-classroom-uses-for-google-plus/32131 Professors Consider Classroom Uses for Google Plus]
 
* [http://learningedtech.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/google-plus-and-education/ Google Plus and Education]
 
* [http://learningedtech.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/google-plus-and-education/ Google Plus and Education]
* [http://edcabellon.com/tech/googleplus/ GOOGLE PLUS: THE EVOLVED ONLINE NETWORK]
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* [http://edcabellon.com/tech/googleplus/ Google Plus: The Evolved Online Network]
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* [http://www.teacherthink.com/googleplus Welcome to my Google+ Classroom!]
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====Hangouts====
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Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Hangout feature.
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1257349&rd=1 About Hangouts]
  
 
====Integration====
 
====Integration====
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* [http://www.buzzingup.com/2011/07/add-your-facebook-and-twitter-stream-to-google/ Add Your Facebook and Twitter Stream to Google+]
 
* [http://www.buzzingup.com/2011/07/add-your-facebook-and-twitter-stream-to-google/ Add Your Facebook and Twitter Stream to Google+]
 
* [http://www.buzzingup.com/2011/07/how-to-see-gmail-calendar-notifications-on-new-google-bar/ How to See Gmail, Calendar Notifications on New Google+ Bar]
 
* [http://www.buzzingup.com/2011/07/how-to-see-gmail-calendar-notifications-on-new-google-bar/ How to See Gmail, Calendar Notifications on New Google+ Bar]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoR0lirqRWE How to transfer your Facebook friends to Google+ all at once]
  
 
====Photos====
 
====Photos====
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* [http://www.lockergnome.com/social/2011/07/07/how-to-move-your-photos-from-facebook-to-google How to Move Your Photos from Facebook to Google+]
 
* [http://www.lockergnome.com/social/2011/07/07/how-to-move-your-photos-from-facebook-to-google How to Move Your Photos from Facebook to Google+]
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1257351&rd=1 Upload and share photos]
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====Privacy====
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Here are instructions and help documents for  Google+ Privacy Settings.
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1347964&rd=1 Privacy Guide]
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====Profile====
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Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Profile feature.
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1257354&rd=1 Getting started with your profile in Google+]
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====Sparks====
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Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Sparks feature.
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?page=guide.cs&guide=1289752&answer=1289753 About Sparks]
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====Streams====
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Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Stream feature.
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* [http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=1257360&rd=1 About the stream]
  
 
====Tips and Shortcuts====
 
====Tips and Shortcuts====
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* [http://www.buzzingup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/GooglePlus-CheatSheet-2.jpg Google+ Cheat Sheet pt. 2]
 
* [http://www.buzzingup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/GooglePlus-CheatSheet-2.jpg Google+ Cheat Sheet pt. 2]
 
* [http://www.buzzingup.com/2011/07/how-to-get-short-vanity-url-for-your-google-profile/ How to get Short / Vanity URL For Your Google+ Profile]
 
* [http://www.buzzingup.com/2011/07/how-to-get-short-vanity-url-for-your-google-profile/ How to get Short / Vanity URL For Your Google+ Profile]
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* [http://igurutalks.com/google-plus/google-cheat-sheet-short-codes/ The Google Plus Cheat Sheet and Short Codes!]
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* [http://www.lockergnome.com/social/2011/07/11/how-to-send-a-direct-or-private-message-on-google How to Send a Direct or Private Message on Google+]
  
 
===Video Tutorials===
 
===Video Tutorials===
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==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 18:05, 27 June 2012

Google+

Release status: new

Description Google+ is a social network similar to Facebook; however, it selectively uses groups or "Circles" to restrict where messages are visible.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 15 July, 2011


Contents

[edit] Description

Google+ is a social network similar to Facebook; however, it selectively uses groups or "Circles" to restrict where messages are visible.

Google+ has a number of features which are similar yet different to other products. The first is Circles. Circles allow you to organize the individuals you follow into similar groups such as research colleagues, organization members, class participants, etc. With circles you can share conversations with one or more groups.

Google+ uses the Stream to display all of the conversations you are following. You have the ability to filter the Stream to a specific Circle.

Hangouts are used for impromptu or even scheduled meetings, the meetings use a webcam. There is a maximum participation limit of 10.

Huddle is a group chat. However, a Huddle can only occur through the mobile device.

Google+ photos are associated with the Picasa Web service.

[edit] Essential Requirements

Google+ will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as a mobile devices.

[edit] Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

[edit] Software

Access to Google+ is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

Google+ is accessed by going to https://plus.google.com/ although you may require and invitation to begin. If you need an invitation, find a Google+ user; they are usually willing to send out invites.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of Google+.

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google+ and its capabilities.

[edit] What is Google+ Resources

Here an number of articles that try to provide more information about Google+

[edit] Chrome Extensions

Here are a number of recommended Google Chrome extensions for extending Google+

[edit] Circles

Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Circles feature.

[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google+ in a education environment.

[edit] Hangouts

Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Hangout feature.

[edit] Integration

Here are articles explaining how to integrate other social media applications with Google+.

[edit] Photos

Here are some articles to give guidance for handling photos in Google+.

[edit] Privacy

Here are instructions and help documents for Google+ Privacy Settings.

[edit] Profile

Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Profile feature.

[edit] Sparks

Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Sparks feature.

[edit] Streams

Here are instructions and help documents for using the Google+ Stream feature.

[edit] Tips and Shortcuts

Here collections of tips and shortcuts for using Google+ better.

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google+.

[edit] References