Why you should you start using Google+…

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What is Google+

This is Google’s social media platform.  When you open a Gmail account you have to create a Google account first, and suddenly you discover that you have so much ore than just a Google account. You’ll see that you have a Google+ part to your account and all you need to do is activate it and fill in your profile. It takes your Gmail account to the next level

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What can you so on Google+

  • Create a post that consists of text, images links, and videos. 
  • You can even create an event
  • You can respond to other folks’ posts.
  • You can share your post with one person, a few people, or public. 
  • You can ‘like’ a post and you can share t with others. 
  • It is very searchable. i.e. you can search on a topic.

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Why should you  use Google+

  • You can use more than 140 characters
  • You can share ideas, resources, links, thoughts,  vdeos and images….you name it!
  • You can ask questions (and someone will probably answer them)
  • You can join a community of like-minded people and connect with them i different ways.  
  • Google+ is searchable and you can find great resources.

Where do circles fit in?You can create circles that are particular to you and they  help you direct a post to a certain group of people. Your circles are particular to you and not mutual. They are a way of organising your contacts and makes for easier posting.

A super Google+ tutorial This tutorial is by Jamie Linton and it is 7mins long…it is well worth watching

Get started with Google+

1. Activate Google+ byvisiting https://plus.google.com/

2. Create your profile

3. Create circles. Circles are like folders to help you organise your contacts

4. Add people to your circles

5. Share some information and write a post!

6. Comment on other posts.

7. Search for what you are looking for with filters such as hashtags #

8. Enjoy!

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