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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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.

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Connecting Google Drive to YouTube for Video Uploads 2016

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to transfer a video from Google Drive and sync it with YouTube. Google Drive to YouTube proved to be a bit tricky. In this video lecture, I show you how to take a video uploaded to Google Drive and synch it with YouTube so you don’t have to upload it twice.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

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Social CRM with Google contacts and Rainmaker

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

You can investigate it here at Google Apps Rainmaker social CRM store. Rainmaker: Social CRM for Google Apps. Instantly turn Google Contacts into a Social CRM with the following features: Better Contacts – Populate from Social networks. Saved Contacts – Sync with Google Contacts.

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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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.

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.

2012 267

Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Elsua

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.

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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, Amazon - Whisple?

The Bumble Bee

Read my article about Whisple Google, Amazon - Whisple?

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Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Elsua

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. .

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Google drops Wave

The Bumble Bee

BBC News reports that Google is dropping Google wave due to lack of users. According to Google chief executive Eric Schmidt: "It's a very clever product. To read Google drops Wave because of lack of users.

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Transcript from Google+ Workshop Experiment

Nancy White

After posting about my conVerge11 workshop , I realized it might be good to capture the notes out of Google+. If you are doing this at home, google + Dave Gray and “empathy mapping.” Google+ seemed likely. Unfortunately my iPhone was playing up and I couldn’t contribute to this Google+ stream at the time. I think Google+ has huge potential in education. I look forward to following you on Google+. Thanks for adding me back on Google+.

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Collaborative Thinking: Google FeedServer

Collaborative Thinking

Announcing Google FeedServer Hello, Id like to announce a little project that weve been working on for a while at Google and would like the feedback of the Abdera community.

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Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Elsua

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 doesn't have business units!

Governance in a Networked World

I knew there had to be something different and special about Google to make it the success story that it is. This is what the Googe CFO had to say in a recent McKinsey interview : Patrick Pichette: We don’t have business units. Once a company has business units, managers tend to take ownership of these units’ resources. Managers have a plan, and the natural instinct is to say, “Those resources are mine and I have to fight to keep them.”

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Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds

Elsua

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.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

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 – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?

Elsua

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.

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Google Me! Your New Business Card

Elsua

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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Beyond Google

Nancy White

Jackie Chelin (University of the West of England) and I have produced a short (10 minutes) video titled: “Beyond Google: Developing Training Skills for Library and Information Students in Their Work With the Google Generation&# (see below).

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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 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 TV Is Getting Snubbed

Portals and KM

I earlier asked the question: Will Google Succeed with TV Where Apple and Microsoft Have Fallen Short ? Well it seems that Google is also having a rocky road, at least according to Rick Munarriz at the Motely Fool.   Rick noted that the Wall Street Journal reported on how Google is meeting some serious resistance from media giants in its plan to converge television with online video. Apparently Google had no problem lining up A-list hardware partners.

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Twitter Comes to Google TV

Portals and KM

Google TV has announced some of its partners and Twitter is on the list. According to the Twitter blog , Twitter on Google TV has most of the features and functionality in regaular Twitter. Twitter for Google TV is preinstalled lets you share videos, web pages, pictures, and other content on the Web Twitter. So far the major networks, ABC, CBS , Fox and NBC , are absent from Google’s partner list.

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Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Elsua

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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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Elsua

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?

2011 217

Learning in times of Google: two personal experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I decided to Google and found some good tips: (1) search in the evening/ at night because in daytime he is hiding and asleep. (2) See here in the picture Kiekeboe our new hamster (or do you say chipmunk as in Alvin and the chipmunks?).

2013 169

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.

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!”

2012 169

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

Elsua

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?

2011 192

Introduction to Google Analytics – Online Workshop

Portals and KM

Google Analytics is a popular free tool from Google that provides a wealth of information about the visitors to your website. This two-hour online workshop will introduce you to the benefits of Google Analytics. Use Google Analytics to find out: Number of visitors. Design Google Analytics goal funnels to track visitor progress through your site.

Google Offers a Person Finder for Boston Tragedy

Portals and KM

Google is providing a useful service by setting up a person finder for people either looking to check on the status of someone or to offer information.    Here is the link to the Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions.

2013 151

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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Google Apps vs. Sharepoint

Nancy White

I have been playing around with Google Apps over the last week as I was interested to see how they had finally integrated JotSpot into their suite of services. Despite some technical glitches with creating a site on the Google Sites service which is their integration of JotSpot, I am generally impressed. According to Michael Arrington at TechCrunch , Google are positioning this as a “Sharepoint killer&# but that may be a bit strong.

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