YouTube, Gmail, Google Places are Dead, Long Live Google Plus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will Google fold YouTube, Gmail and Places into Google Plus? Merge YouTube, Gmail and Google Plus. YouTube has over 1 billion monthly active users, Gmail and Google Plus are both on 1/2 a billion MAUs (Monthly Active Users).

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Liking gmail

Michelle Laurie

I finally clicked on the red highlighted “New&# button on my gmail account and learned about priority inbox. The quick intro made me love gmail all the more! Gmail is already great because its free, has inexpensive additional storage, has great search capacity, fairly good spam block, several features for archiving and managing the emails…the list goes on.

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Offline Access for Gmail, Calendar, and Docs

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google announced the release of new offline capabilities for Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs : " Gmail offline will be available today, and offline for Google Calendar and Google Docs will be rolling out over the next week, starting today. Gmail Offline is a Chrome Web Store app that’s intended for situations when you need to read, respond to, organize and archive email without an internet connection.

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Gmail Motion - The Biggest Email Innovation Since RFC822

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google announced a new innovation for its Gmail service - Gmail Motion to enable the inclusion of body language in email messages: " The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body. ".

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Faces of Gmail: Sarah Price - Official Gmail Blog


community_management online_facilitation

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Stopping Event Spam with Google Plus Hangouts

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This is linked to your Gmail account and you can get there through When a friend Circles you on Google Plus, Google sets as default everything to “opted in” Your friend then yells at you for spamming them which is totally unfair.

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Rockyou fined and social media implications

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their online community members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts.

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Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gmail, for example, was used by 96.7 Gregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings.

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Google vs. Microsoft on Mobile Productivity Apps (US Data Only)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gmail, for example, was used by 96.7 Gregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings.

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Google Opens Apps Marketplace and Zoho Joins with CRM and Project

Portals and KM

In addition, Zoho Business applications are listed in Google’s universal navigation, and Zoho application gadgets can be embedded in relevant Google applications, such as Gmail™, iGoogle™ and Google Sites™. With Zoho CRM ussers can view Gmail emails in Zoho CRM contextually, so all Gmail emails exchanged with a Zoho CRM contact can be viewed. Google’s recently launched its online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services.

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Alerts from Google as a gmail or as a monitoring feed ( – choose RSS not email).

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No Tweets for You!

TNT - The Network Thinker

Twitter, Facebook, GMail and all other single site based services play with the Betweenness Paradox -- ultimate power/control when in operation, ultimate fail when not. first it was GMail, now Twitter, what will be "strike three

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News Updates (September 23, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google released Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices, extending over-the-air synchronization to Gmail. Owners of iPhones, iPod Touches, and Windows Mobile phones can now set it up to include Gmail messages as well. BlackBerry and Nokia Symbian Series 60 users won't have push access to Gmail yet, but they can still sync calendar and contact events to the phone's built-in address book and calendar. Item-Level Recovery in SharePoint.

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My App Gap Posts for December 2008

Portals and KM

Socialcast Adds iPhone and Gmail Plug-ins. Here are my App Gap posts for December. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for December. There will be more in January. NuView – Providing Integrated HR Functionality in the Cloud.

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My Enterprise 2.0 Toolkit Q1 2010

Evolving Web

Gmail - I know some people fear Google and their penchant for searching our information. But there is only one email tool ever created that comes even remotely close to the utility of Gmail - and that is Evolution. Lately I've received several requests for my most current Enterprise 2.0

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

Portals and KM

The research suggested that end users were able to use Gmail more efficiently than their previous email solution and collaborate more effectively with Google Docs and Google Sites than with traditional office software. This post picks up on the theme from yesterday's post.

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News Updates (February 10, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gmail in Australia. Large organizations in Australia are reconsidering the performance and reliability of inhouse messaging systems, and opting for Gmail instead. " Macquarie is currently in the process of dumping its in-house Novell GroupWise email infrastructure and moving 6,000 staff to Google’s Gmail platform; a move that comes after the university already shifted some 68,000 students into Google’s cloud. Now imagine shoving that package inside of Gmail.

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BlackBerry Management Center - An Online Management Service for Small Businesses with BlackBerries

Michael Sampson - Currents

The service is designed for businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones that access email services from an ISP or web-based email services like Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo!

News Updates (January 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Offline Gmail. Google announced offline support for Gmail, albeit in experimental mode. Kevin writes, " Once you enable the feature, Gmail will pull down and store a local copy of your mailbox. Instead, Gmail will intelligently switch to offline mode by itself whenever it realizes there’s no connection. Once Gmail sees a connection, those actions take place on the server side and mail sitting in your Outbox is sent. EverNote and Google Notebook.

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Email security

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

With Gmail becoming increasingly popular, I wanted to let people know about FireGPG. I've recommended a few email security measures (encryption, signatures) in the past, but I suspect they were a bit technical for most people. Follow the installation instructions, and give it a try. You'll need a passphrase to use it. While you can generate a passphrase a number of ways, I like Diceware.

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Technology: more Web 2.0

Joitske Hulsebosch

like Gmail seems to suit the needs of people in eg. Nancy White reacted on my posting on web 2.0. My first critical comment :). I like it, because that makes you think (and it made me think I know very little about all these issues, but having a job related to ICT for development gives me a good excuse to read and learn more). In the newspaper (Volkskrant) was an article about the upcoming 'revolution' at Microsoft.

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News Updates (June 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

of SmartSearch, with Gmail integration, better Mac support, and mobile device support. Gmail integration is another popular enhancement for SmartSearch users and mobile recruiters. Users can set up email access to a Gmail account, in addition to using the Outlook Toolbar plug-in.

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New media, new conversations (with the same old people)

Joitske Hulsebosch

My youngest (6 years) insisted on have a gmail account like her bigger sister, so we finally gave in. Let me crossblog this story from my Dutch blog, because I enjoy blogging about my daughters (apologies if it becomes boring.).

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iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

All of your personal data stored in other Google products will continue to be available via those products, including Gmail , Google Calendar , Google Finance , Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Bookmarks , and Google Tasks.

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Can We Extend Email Rather than Replace It? Jacob Morgan Asking

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jacob Morgan asks whether email is the problem or the solution? : " What if when sending and receiving emails we had the ability to access shared document spaces, activity streams, project groups, and other data that we needed right from the email interface (such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook)?

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Handwritten letters are moving again

Joitske Hulsebosch

It struck me that I hardly receive letters now, and that I don't keep an archive of my mails (though with gmail you have a large archive, I doubt I will ever go back). We are going to move to the Hague soon.

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News Updates (February 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the video comparing Microsoft Exchange to Google's Gmail, the company points out security, administration and integration issues when Gmail is used in the corporate environment. "We NewsGator for iPhone and iPad. NewsGator released two new mobile clients for its add-on to SharePoint, for the iPhone and iPad. "

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News Updates (August 4, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The campaign is expected to celebrate the benefits of Gmail spam protection, filters, high storage limits, email threads, Google chat, Google Docs and of course, what the company has always done well, search. David uses four apps to stay productive : Things (for tasks), Gmail (for email), Evernote (for capture), and Dropbox (for stuff). SharePoint is Core Infrastructure. Joel's in Africa, and reports that SharePoint is seen as core enterprise infrastructure now. "

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Michael Sampson - Currents

If Ferrari staff can''t use internal email to send a group message, perhaps they''ll just start using Gmail. The car manufacturer that sells highly desirable vehicles that most people will never own, has a highly undesirable email culture that most organizations would prefer not to own ( Telegraph , Stuff ). Ferrari is attempting to do something about it, and all kudos to them for attacking the problem. I question, however, whether it is going to do enough or take the right road.

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Email = Social Graph?

TNT - The Network Thinker

Both Yahoo and GMail have plenty of data. Forget about Facebook and MySpace for your social graph. A recent BITS column in NY Times mentions making your email history a lens on to your social network/graph.

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

See how it integrates Docs, Gmail, YouTube, etc. If you have a gmail or google account (including YouTube) please bring that logon too. Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.

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News Updates (January 18, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gmail 2010 vs Lotus Notes 1995. PC Pro compares the planned additions to Gmail with Lotus Notes from the mid-1990s.

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Of Course You Want Opt-In As The Default, Of Course You Want Everything Public, Said The Nice Social Networking Site Operator. Trust Us.

Collaborative Thinking

A Google spokesperson tells us these people are chosen based on whom the users emails and chats with most using Gmail. Google seems to have quite deceptively hidden some information that Buzz is an automatic opt-in regarding "following". Sure, you can turn it off, but it's not intuitive and you are not pro-actively notified. Disclosure - to say the least - is done in an avoidance fashion. .

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Endless Knots

Or, most unlikely, had it come to my gmail account that no one, including me, uses except for online signups? I'm not among the favored few who've seen it, my daily reminder of how low my cool rating really is. The announcement yesterday that Facebook is smushing (tech term) all communication into one (in)coherent stream--Facebook Messaging--makes sense from a purely where-is-that perspective.

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Bringing Outlook into the Internet age

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

PS: Gmail didn't do it so well, either, the last time I tried it; it put the cursor at the top of replies. In researching this article, At least it's not too hard to do it manually in Gmail. I found Gmail bottom posting in replies , which seems to promise help. Until recently, I had only used Outlook for a short period in 1998-99. It was okay, but I only used it inside a corporate context. The feature I most enjoyed was the calendaring and appointments function.

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Shouldn't Unanswered E-mail, To Dos, and Calendar Entries Be a Single 'Application'?

How to Save the World

My personal "to do" list, which I keep in various formats, including scraps of paper and the new Google task list which integrates with GMail. My blog "to do" list, which I keep in a separate GMail e-mail folder, because most of these "to dos" originate from e-mails (e.g. GMail now also allows you to work offline (i.e. But, alas, GTasks cannot be tagged like GMails -- all tasks show up in one huge unsortable, unindexable list.

Pistachio Consulting’s Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison

Portals and KM

I have reviewed two of the nineteen they cover on AppGap (see Socialcast Brings Twitter Style Functionality into the Enterprise , Socialcast Adds iPhone and Gmail Plug-ins , and Twitter as a Business Application ). Nineteen micro-sharing applications are reviewed and compared in Pistachio Consulting ’s E nterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison. This is an excellent resource for anyone considering micro-message adoption in the enterprise.

Asking for help

Viv Mcwaters

Don’t mention google+ (makes me feel guilty), I’ve tried amplify, and instgram, I’ve lost count of my email addresses (they all go via gmail anyway), I quite like rapportive, I’ve just joined pin-somethingorother, I have a neglected flickr account, I think I have a YouTube channel, I subscribe to my favourite bloggers and thinkers, I just LOVE Skype – I could go on, obviously. I quite enjoy helping others. I’m not so good at asking for help.

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The Setup

Chris Corrigan

Many of my colleagues and my partner use Google Docs and I run my mail through Gmail mostly for the great spam filtering ability. I rarely use the web interface for Gmail, but am grateful for it when the laptop fails.

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The social media I use

Nancy White

Gmail (two accounts, one to back up my Fullcirc email and one for everything I don’t want in my main in box.) I considered moving all my email to Gmail but decided I don’t want all my eggs in one basket.