Why Google Sparks Matters

Alchemy of Change

As with a new continent rising from the depths, the mountain tops of Google+ hint tantalizingly at an underlying terrain we cannot yet see. In this post, I speculate on the island of Google Sparks, and how it ultimately connects with the rest of the Google landmass.

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

I just accidentally stumbled on something in Google+ that suggests some revolutionary ideas about the way organizations need to think about marketing. If you haven’t yet tried it yet, Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”) is a worthy competitor to Facebook and Twitter.

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Trending Sources

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest


However, in the last couple of days, I have been playing, experimenting and learning quite a bit more about Google Plus itself and how it will be redefining the way I interact on the Social Web. Circles, on its own, makes it totally worth it working with Google Plus.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds


Ray Wang already hinted it earlier on today on a recent tweet that I thought captured it, half way through, very nicely: “ MyPOV: The thing that #googleplus #google+ has right is the Unified Communications.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011. Take another example: Google Plus.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


So if you would want to reach out to me, the best methods would still be through this blog, a Twitter mention to @elsua or My Google Plus Profile.

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Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Google Plus Business Page training and computer workshop. Set up a Google Plus Business Page.

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Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?


And lately, my mind has been buzzing with how my overall experience with the external Social Web has changed rather dramatically thanks to Google Plus. Well, Google Plus fixes all of that and so much more! Can you imagine when G+ is tightly integrated with Google Search?

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Google Me! Your New Business Card


Nearly five years ago, I decided to ditch traditional business cards and, instead, present my most revolutionary one… The one that, 5 years later, is still very much en vogue: Google Me! It even lists my Google Profile.

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Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And let’s not forget to look at the fact Facebook and Google make money from your online Identity. Google Plus’ and Facebook’ Police would have a field day banning and removing left right and centre. Oh wait, that’s already here and is called Google Plus.

Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)


The thing is that in the last year and half things weren’t that well for her; she had to go through a number of operations to remove a couple of tumours and eventually on October 27th 2011 , she decided that enough was enough and she needed to move on.

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Smarter Search

Alchemy of Change

A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going. Innovation & Technology Google search

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Andy McAfee

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011.   People have used Google search trends to forecast things like shifts in the housing market. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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Measuring Economic Impact of Using Cloud-Based Services: Google Apps

Portals and KM

In May 2010, Google commissioned Forrester to examine the total economic impact and expected return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by switching from legacy email and productivity solutions to Google Apps. This post picks up on the theme from yesterday's post.

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My Favorite Tweets for April 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

Google: Social Media Success Determine Employee Bonuses [link] via [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

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How Come I Can’t Tune Klout?

Alchemy of Change

This morning, looking at an exchange on Google+ between Jeff Sayre and William Tozier , I realized I wasn’t alone. On Google+ (once the API comes out)? People Power Social Networks Google influence Influence Tuner Klout

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Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again


It’s even more interesting when some of those conversations have been going on around what we have done and learned in 2011 and right off it all turns into personal reflections for what’s happened throughout the year. At least, in 2011 with yours truly.

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Google Enhances the Discussion Capabilities in Google Docs - I Like It

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google announced a new approach to providing discussion capabilities inline to a document in its Google Docs service: " The discussion about a document is as important as the document itself, but until now, there hasn’t been a great medium for this discussion to happen.

My Favorite Tweets for December 1 – 15 2011

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RT @socialmedia2day : The State of Social Marketing 2011 - 2012 by @BrianSolis * [link]. RT @outstart : RT @rossdawson : Jane Hart’s @c4lpt 2011 Reading List - best articles of year [link]. How To Google Your Exact Words rww.to/sJMqBs The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 [link]. RT @jaycross : McLuhan's "The Medium is the Massage” in 2011 [link].

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My Favorite Tweets for August 15 - 31 2011

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Darwin Awareness Engine™ - KM World Trend Setting Software for 2011 [link]. Google’s Big Bet on the Mobile Future [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

Luckily, there may be hope on the horizon with the recent announcement from Google that it is getting in the electronic wallet business – and that could change everything. I wrote recently about a demonstration Google is now doing with semantic search for recipes.

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My Favorite Tweets for November 1 - 15 2011

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Technorati on State of the #blogosphere 2011 [link]. NYTimes: Google Changes Search Algorithm, Trying to Make Results More Timely [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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My Favorite Tweets for October 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @janlgordon : 7 Reasons Why Google+ Drives Hyperactive Engagement [link] via @jeffbullas. RT @TimCohn : With 57 Deals, Google Hits New M&A Record - [link] [link]. new study - 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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The Future of Work Is Learning


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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think? NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

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The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce


If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you may remember how there have been numerous ocassions where I have discussed how I am one of those folks who doesn’t really buy into both the whole generations or digital divide arguments. Gen-Yers, Gen-Xers, Baby Boomers, etc. etc.,

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My Favorite Tweets for September 1 - 15 2011

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RT @cesarbrea : Flexibility of Event Goals in Google Analytics [link]. RT @rossdawson : 12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy from Google's head of Search Quality and User Happiness [link]. RT @TimCohn : Google Buys Restaurant Review Service Zagat - WSJ.com [link]. Google+ Visitors’ Time Spent on Social Site Has Stagnated, Hitwise Reports [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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Looking at the Toyota Recall Through the Darwin Awareness Engine™ and Google Search and News

Portals and KM

  Now search is great when you know what you are looking for and I use Google search every day for this purpose.   Let’s see what a Google search at the same time on Toyota brings. Google news helps but you have to anticipate trends to get good results.

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise


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Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool


Interestingly enough, plenty of people have been questioning whether, now that we have got Google Plus as well, it makes sense to dump your own blog in favour of your social activities in the various social networking sites.

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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Ripple effect sees content move from Twitter to YouTube to Facebook to Livestream to Tumblr, to Google Plus. Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people.

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Attempted Gaming of Google on Mother’s Day

Portals and KM

Last month the New York Times ran th e article, Trying to Game Google on ‘Mother’s Day Flowers , that demonstrates the unintended consequences of Google’s approach to search. Of course, Google remains the gold standard of Web search but this is in part, because of its constant watch for cheaters. This is risky because if Google catches companies in link-buying schemes, they are often penalized by being sent way down in its search results, sometimes for months.

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Tablets in the Enterprise in 2011

Portals and KM

Competitive products from Google and others are out or on the horizon. An enterprise tablet strategy is in order and that is the task addressed by Forrester’s Ted Schadler with his report, Tablets in the Enterprise in 2011.  In 2011, IT must work with other business units to determine what employees will use tablets for tasks and what they can do to help workers get the most from the investment in these devices. Over 15 million iPads have been sold.

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What Is (A) Community?


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My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Academic Keynote Panel

Portals and KM

Erik said there are over 1 billion searches on Google and you can access the aggregated data for free at Google Trends and other sources. The MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, The MIT Center For Digital Business, SIM Boston and MIT ILP, are hosting the eight annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today. The event is sold out with over 900 people registered. Here are my notes from the session: Academic Keynote Panel: ?MIT’s

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My App Gap Posts for April 2011

Portals and KM

Zoho Adds More Apps to Google Apps Marketplace. Here are my AppGap posts for April. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for April. There will be more in May. Managing Content for Continuous Learning at Autodesk.

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Google, Amazon - Whisple?

The Bumble Bee

Read my article about Whisple Google, Amazon - Whisple?

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

However, the first five items of content accessed via Google will be free each day, while (probably) just the first item via Facebook will be. Google or Paywall? Google Plus, Twitter, Foursquare and eBay are fighting to bring in MORE eyeballs and chasing Facebook.

My Favorite Tweets for March 1 – 14 2011

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RT @ SylvieBokshorn : "Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss" [link]. RT @ AshleyFriedlein : How we (Econsultancy) measure Twitter via Google Analytics [link] via @ Econsultancy. Web nominated for 2011 Nobel Peace prize - does that mean we all win? Reciprocity: The Word of 2011 [link] great post by @ dpontefract - my fav word. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.