Unless you have been without Internet for the last few months, you already know that Google has launched their own social network, Google Plus. While definitely not as “social” as Facebook (and less fun at that), it’s definitely something worth taking a look at. Now, granted, most of your friends probably aren’t a part of Google+ yet so you won’t be able to check up on that ex-girlfriend/boyfriend that you dated in college or “poke” your best friend. That said, in the interest of staying educated about the latest social offerings, take some time and dive in. There are already a number of good resources out there to get started using Google Plus. Here are a few good posts on how to get acquainted:
Chris Brogan was one of the first to score an invite to Google+ and here he takes you through setting yourself up on the service. Pay attention to his video about privacy settings. It’s not nearly as comprehensive as Facebook’s settings but it’s worth tweaking. Getting Started with Google Plus.
Kristi Hines takes you through the step-by-step process of setting up your profile, adding people to circles and messing around with those all-important settings. How to Get Started With Google+, Your Complete Guide.
Mari Smith takes you through the implications of another social network and highlights some of the cool features of Google+. What’s So Exciting About Google+ – An Overview.
One of the coolest features of Google Plus is Hangouts – the ability to talk with multiple people over video. The Next Web shows you the benefits of using Google Hangouts for business and presentations. Google Announces Big Changes for Google Hangouts.
You can’t be too careful when it comes to privacy these days. What you post on the Internet lives on the Internet. That’s why Damon Morda takes us through Five Steps to Configuring Privacy on Google Plus (+).
Once you’re set up and ready to go, Circle me up. I look forward to connecting!