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? Oh, and Google’s Authorship Markup suddenly screws with your SEO (search engine optimisation) and SMO (social media optimisation) in ways that you can only imagine. Google’s SMO search algorithm ).

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Stopping Event Spam with Google Plus Hangouts

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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. The first thing is to go to MY CALENDARS in Google Calendar. Google does two things.

Trending Sources

What is Google Plus? (really.)

Alchemy of Change

Some slides organizing my thoughts on why I believe Google+ is important: These are posted on Google+, but you’ll have no problem viewing them even if you don’t have an account there (yet). Connection Technologies Google

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3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Should your business bother with social media, Google Plus and SEO/SMO? Does Google Plus make a difference to Google Search? If your customers find you by searching on Google, you might want to consider these three points: Where are the Plumbers WITHOUT a Google Plus Page?

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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.

How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. with Google’s official version of a Facebook USERNAME. If you aren’t on Google Plus already you are mad. Google Plus Business Pages suck as much as Facebook Pages though, as they are identical. Google, YouTube).

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SEO vs SMO and how to TURN OFF Google Social Media Optimization

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to turn off Google personalisation (SMO) and go back to SEO BUT: SEO is dead, SMO rules. To TURN OFF Google personalisation type in. &pws=0. Search Engine Optimization has been hijacked by your friends and family (Social Media Optimization) and that’s a good thing.

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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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Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux


I have done it in the past through Twitter multiple times, and even through Google Plus itself as well, as I have blogged about it a couple of years ago over here. He can also be contacted over in Twitter at @elsua or Google Plus. .

2014 121

R and Google Spreadsheets (and the context)

Learning Alliances

R and Google spreadsheets are powerful partners for verification, exploration and delivery of data to people in communities and organizations. A Google spreadsheet makes it easy to control access to your data by sending someone a URL and simply giving them access to it.

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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 – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?


For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus. Does that mean I will be ditching Google Plus for good?

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Why is Twitter So Mad at Google?

Alchemy of Change

Twitter is mad at Google for connecting Google+ with search - and for commoditizing their service in the process. Network Strategies Facebook Flickr Google TwitterHow this might not be such a bad thing.

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.

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 New Sheets

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google introduced a new version of its online spreadsheet, called (new) Sheets. Asking users to switch to new Sheets is a departure from the usual approach with most Google and other cloud-based services, where you get the new stuff whether you want it or not.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings. Google Sheets boasted 2.9 Meanwhile, Google Docs monthly-active users outnumbered Word by more than five to one: 24.6

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Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?


Is Google Plus a Vitamin or an Aspirin? It’s rather interesting, to say the least, but I am seeing that very same analogy with my use of Google Plus and the overall Social Web.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus


In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. In Google Plus we don’t facebook, nor tweet , we just basically share. Remember Google Wave?

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Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus


are just a few of the capabilities that have made Google Plus escalate to number #2 position for yours truly of social technologies to enjoy nowadays. Till we then bump into Google Plus itself, indeed! Yes, in Google Plus I no longer get to post as frequent as I perhaps do in Twitter.

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand


It’s been over a month since I first started making use of Google Plus. No, I haven’t given up on Google Plus either. both Google Plus and Twitter will be walking along, hand in hand, for yours truly. Specially, Google Plus.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gregg recently wrote on ComputerWorld about the comparative monthly active user base for Google’s mobile productivity apps versus the Microsoft offerings. Google Sheets boasted 2.9 Meanwhile, Google Docs monthly-active users outnumbered Word by more than five to one: 24.6

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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.

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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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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Blog>> Google Finally Comes Out of the Closet on Taxonomies

Green Chameleon

So for the longest while, Google has been the boogie bear of taxonomists, with senior executives lying in wait to pounce on innocent taxonomy projects with the battle cry “why do we need a taxonomy, let’s just get Google!”

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Place is a Tag: How Your Phone Should Work

Alchemy of Change

Diigo geo-tag geoloqi Google Google Maps GPS iPhone local meridian search semantic Wikipedia Windows PhoneGet ready for the geo-tag - and a revolution in the way you use your phone to search the places around you! Contextual Computing Local Android crowd-source

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Official Google Blog: Google Friend Connect: now available


Google Friend Connect is now available in beta to any webmaster looking to add a "dash of social" to his or her site. Tags: cp2tech02 tools socialweb google web2.0 This service lets webmasters add social features to their sites by simply copying and pasting a few snippets of code — no advanced coding or technical background required. socialnetworks socialsoftware 2008

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.

How to Cope with Google Friend Connect’s Untimely Demise

Online Social Networking

In case you haven’t heard, “Friend Connect will be retired March 1, 2012,” says Google. This is not pleasant news for those websites that have sizable Google Friend Connect communities and whose community members have opted to receive newsletters from the site. Google recommends that you join Google+ and invite your community to join with you in order to keep in touch. Google Friend Connect newsletters permit direct community contact.

Social Media Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Work around challenges of automating Google Plus. Course Online Communities social media Training campaign Facebook google plus online strategy Twitter workshop Shares My online courses are on Udemy – please scroll down to “teaching” – to join the 3000+ social media students undertaking my courses! How to Automate, Autoschedule and AutoFollow on Social Media : .

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Adding email notification to Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets

Learning Alliances

Here’s a picture of what it does: Adding email notifications to a Google Form and a Google Spreadsheet. Once data is entered into a Google Spreadsheet, many manipulations, edits, sorts, and analyses are relatively easy.

Google, Amazon - Whisple?

The Bumble Bee

Read my article about Whisple Google, Amazon - Whisple?

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Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Contextual Computing Local Android Facebook Google iPad iPhone location mapping mobile place Place-Based Networks social networksPlace-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place.

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The Truth Machine: The Lie Detector in Your Next Pair of Glasses

Alchemy of Change

Humanity & Soulfulness augmented reality Google Glass lie detector truth video Eulerian Video Magnification is a new video processing technology that could soon turn your phone - or even your glasses - into a lie detector.

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Celebrate Community Manager Appreciation Day 2012 with Dell (and Me) on Google+

Managing Communities

In honor of this event, Dell will be hosting an hour long Google+ Hangout on their Google+ profile, starting at 1 PM ET (UTC/GMT -5). photo credit: Dell’s Official Flickr Page The third annual Community Manager Appreciation Day, originally started by Jeremiah Owyang, will be celebrated on January 23. During the hour, there will be [.]. Press

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We Are The Filter Bubble

Alchemy of Change

Emotionally Intelligent curation Facebook Google Information Networker Internet Filter Bubble social networks TwitterComputer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble." Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters.

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2013 Fortune 500 Expand and Branch Out in Social Media: Google+, Instagram, ?Foursquare and Pinterest

Portals and KM

Big Companies Get Excited About Google+, Instagram,? Additionally, Google+, Foursquare and Instagram were added for the first time this year. Google+ accounts are operating for 35%.   Only Google+ shows evidence of a significant number of open, but inactive, accounts. 

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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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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.