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Happy Birthday Google+!

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Some of us came in on invite. Some of us came in when we had no choice. Whichever way you came in, you were obviously trying to figure out Google+. Suffice to say, a lot of us still don’t get the social network. Some of us do and are spreading its goodness. Tomorrow, the 28th June 2014, Google+ turns 3. Cue the balloons and party horns! Google+ was born on the 28th of June 2011, with Google dubbing it as the Google+ project. It was invite only and revolved around Circles, […]

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May, 2014

10 Unique Google+ Features You Will Not Find Elsewhere

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The hype is yet to die out on the departure of Vic Gundotra. Some say Google+ is beginning to fizzle out. Some more believable folk say that Google has bigger fish to fry. Meanwhile, we are still loving Google+ and we will tell you what makes it stand out. They say it’s the small things that count right? Here are ten Google+ features that make it awesome. Things that you will not find on Twitter or Facebook. 1. Formatting Posts You can format your posts. Yes, that’s right. You can […]

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Apr, 2014

What’s New on Google+

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What has changed since we last told you about Google+ updates? Quite a bit. You can be sure Google Plussers look out for these changes all the time, even when Google+ folks don’t announce them. What’s even more interesting is how some will go all out to test out features and give us the results. That is exactly what happened with the new link previews that that were rolled out last month. Link thumbnails are displayed in a bigger, better way on Web if your thumbnail is of a certain […]

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Mar, 2014

Why We Love Google Plus (And You Should, Too!)

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Allow me to presume Twitter and Facebook define your social comfort zone, and  Google Plus perhaps pushes your social boundaries, something that possibly doesn’t tickle your fancy. This piece, written when I’m most sober – on a Saturday afternoon, aims to weigh for you the alternatives and through a process of rationalization, convince you that Google Plus is indeed a good decision. Shall we? 1. Higher Google Search Ranking Social signals such as Facebook shares, Tweets, Pins and Google +1’s  are today a significant influence in who ranks above who. […]

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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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Feb, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Facebook Email Demise, Manchester United on Google+ Hangouts

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Here is a weekly wrap-up of what has been happening in the social media world, we always relish bringing you up to speed. A lot has happened on Facebook but the same cannot be said of Facebook email. Google+ on the other hand is hosting an interesting Hangout next month. Facebook kills its email service Hold up! Facebook had email? Exactly. Facebook is shutting it down because people have not been using it. Not really a shocker anyway. People tend to stick to what they know if it actually works […]

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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+ New Features

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Have you noticed something different on your Google+ Home Stream this week? We have! Here are a few new features on Google+: We cannot start without talking about the Auto Awesome hearts. If you post a photo of people kissing, you get it with animated hearts flying all over the photo. Like in this photo posted on the Google+ official page. How cool is that? You don’t even have to share it if you are not into PDA Happy Valentine’s Day! There are new links on pictures shared pointing to the […]

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Feb, 2014

To a Digital Valentine’s Day!

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Have you had enough of Valentine’s Day posts already? Do you love or hate the whole Valentine’s hullabaloo? Well, how about looking at the funny side of it? We went around the digital space and found this hilarious visual expressions of love that play with the metaphors of this digital space. You have got to love the Internet! In the spirit of keeping it digital, these pictures, memes and cards were spotted in various sites, including Pinterest which you should not ignore in this day and age. Enjoy! Google and […]

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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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