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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google+ and its capabilities.
 
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Here are a number of recommended Google Chrome extensions for extending Google+
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* [http://www.localseoguide.com/google-plus-shortcuts-tips/#chrome Google Chrome extensions]
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* [http://learningedtech.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/google-plus-and-education/ Google Plus and Education]
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Here collections of tips and shortcuts for using Google+ better.
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===Video Tutorials===
 
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Revision as of 13:50, 15 July 2011

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

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.

Essential Requirements

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

Equipment

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

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.

Learning resources information

Reading List

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

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

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

What is Google+ Resources

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

Chrome Extensions

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

Education

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

Tips and Shortcuts

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

Video Tutorials

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

References