Google+ has many great features, here’s four more tips for making the most of Google+: hi res chat, displaying your +1’s publicly, mass invites for your friends, and filtering your notifications. [Read more…]
Google announced Thursday that it has started rolling out games on Google+; including Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz and Zynga Poker. Google is clearly aiming to take their newest effort in the social networking space into Facebook’s territory. With today’s announcement, they’re officially one step closer.
Games are a huge draw on Facebook, keeping a high level of user engagement (and time spent on) the site. It makes sense for Google to incorporate them into its service… we knew it was coming. [Read more…]
Think you have a great idea that would enhance Google+? Itching to voice your suggestions? Google is willing to listen.
Google+ is just over a month old and already has more than 25 million visitors, according to Comscore. It came out of the gate with a healthy feature set including:
- Photos (and instant upload on mobile)
- Chat (and huddle’s on mobile)
- and mobile access
Perhaps you’ve thought of a better way for Circles to work or have a different expectation than the current behavior? There’s been a lot of discussion on the “right way” for your Stream to display incoming information; what if you have a preference? What if you could shape the new social network? [Read more…]
From LifeHacker comes a Guide to Google+ Privacy and Information Control. Google+ is the new social networking kid on the block, and one of the main reasons so many people are interested in the service over Facebook is Google+‘s proclaimed focus on protecting users’ privacy. Whether you’re a new Google+ user or you’re already a pro, understanding how to control your information on the site can make you feel much more at ease on the social network. Here’s the lowdown on Google+‘s privacy controls, including a few of the more buried settings you’ll want to know about.
This guide will take you through setting up Google+‘s circles with an emphasis on how they work from a privacy perspective, how to control what others can see about you on your profile, your options for selectively sharing posts with others, and some miscellaneous settings you’ll want to tweak—like only allowing friends to start Huddles with you. [Read more…]
By using the Manage Views settings within the Google+ mobile application you can customize your stream viewing while on the go.
Google+ Circles “helps you organize everyone according to your real-life social connections–say, ‘family,’ ‘work friends,’ ‘music buddies,’ and ‘alumni’.” This becomes useful as your friends join, or you start following well known celebs or tech writers. Each Circle becomes it’s own stream on the Google+ website, allowing you to filter down to just the updates from the people in a specific circle. Many people don’t know that the same functionality exists on the Google+ mobile applications.