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Mar, 2014

Leveraging Google+ Communities

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Google+ Communities are one of those one-stop shops you go to get expert advice and opinion on your interest while networking with people who share in your interests. What Are Google+ Communities? Google+ Communities are exactly that, communities where you meet and share with people only now it is online. More or less like a Facebook group. Some groups are open others require you to request to join pending an approval before becoming a member. Once you join a community, you can choose to get notifications or not by hovering […]

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5 Awesome Features on Google+ for Android

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Google+ on the Web is awesome, right? It gives you so much if you have mastered its ways. The Explore feature, Hangouts, amazing photo layouts especially when you zoom out to get that three column view. The bigger the better, right? Well, sometimes, small things are absolutely better! That is exactly what Google+ for Android is. It also makes your Web experience complete. Sample this: Share Your Mood You get to share your mood by selecting from options that change depending on seasons. For instance, if you are having a […]

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Doing Google+ Photos the Right Way

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Did you know you could do so much with your photos on Google+? Leave alone the Auto Awesome, Auto Enhance and Auto Backup functions. We are talking DIY editing which goes over and above the filtering that is available on, say, Instagram. Here are the features available to you: Tune image This feature lets you fix your pictures; adjust them based on your preferences until you feel they are just the way you want them. Options in this category are neutral, pop, lift, bleached, moody and dark all for you […]

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Google+ Explore: A Hybrid Social Reader

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You might have noticed the new Explore tab on your Google+ homepage. That is the new update to Google+ that brings all your interests in one place. While Explore was still accessible via the What’s Hot option on the left hand popup bar, Google has made it more prominent now. Clicking on the tab takes you to the Explore page where you are presented with categories and the option to explore a hashtag of your choice. Clicking a hashtag or entering your own opens up a page that shows more […]

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Oct, 2013

Google+ Now Rolling Out Vanity URLs

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Early today Google started rolling out vanity URLs to almost everyone. I’m sure you probably already received an email asking you to claim yours. For instance, if your Google+ URL was something like plus.google.com/123456789 you should now be able to have a web address that’s more user friendly like plus.google.com/+YourName. It’s indeed good news as vanity URLs are no longer  a preserve of verified individuals and brands. The criteria for being able to claim your vanity URL is as below: The account must be at least 30 days old Has […]

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Oct, 2013

Google+: What are the numbers?

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Social Media has been with us now for a little over 8 years, and over 1/3 of the world’s population is connected to one or more Social platforms. But what are the specific number? How many of those users are actively engaged on those platforms? In this blogpost, we seek to answer those questions and more, specifically zeroing in on Google+. Google+ is no longer the ghost town that was previously taunted. It’s grown rapidly to be the second most popular network, according to a study by an independent body, […]

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Oct, 2013

Google+ Hands-on Training for Anchors.

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It is no surprise to anyone in the world of media and entertainment that we’re in a new age of broadcast. And with it, it has come with new consumer habits, different ways of content consumption and fierce competition. This bespoke training conducted for KTN TV news anchors was catered so to understand this new complex landscape, realize the opportunities presented by Google+ and how to leverage on the product to adapt to the changing times. The group then proceeded to set-up their Google+ accounts. Each participant was presented with […]

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Oct, 2013

Getting Started on Google+ for Individuals

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So now you have heard all this buzz about Google+ and you’re probably wondering where to start? This article offers a hand holding guide to opening a Google+ account as an individual, also referred to in this post as a Google+ Profile. This guide is broken down into 4 steps 1. Register on the Network To get started, you must either have a GMail account or create one (takes you less than 2 minutes to do so). If it’s your first time you should see a window like this. To […]

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Oct, 2013

Hold up! Hold up! What is Google Plus?

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First things first, What’s Google Plus? Most commonly referred to as G+. According to Wikipedia, Google+ is a social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. Google Inc goes further to describe it as a “social spine” that underpins and strengthens all of its online properties to make the web work better for you. To break it down, Google+ is a social networking platform that seeks to integrate your activity on the web to allow you create deeper connections while ensuring your overall web experience (that’s if you predominantly […]

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