Google Plus Start-up Guide:
Complete Google+ Guide:
Mashable compiled an extensive G+ guide which you definitely want to read even if you have already been on the new social network for some days or even weeks. It explains everything form Circles to Hudles to Sparks and much more.
The Huffington Post ran an article on Google+ privacy settings, one of the most important topics when it comes to social networks. G+ works totally different than either FB or Twitter, so please make sure you understand who exactly you are sharing content with right from the start. We all know what happens if you don’t educate yourself about these very important details.
Setting Up Circles the Smart Way:
G+ works with Circles and these consist of all the people you are following, i.e ‘friends’, ‘family’, ‘colleagues’, ‘artists’ etc. As these Circles will pretty much define your experience on Google Plus, you definitely want to read this great post by Sarah Bray in which she lays out a pretty neat system for setting up and categorizing Circles.
This extension for the Chrome browser changes the Google+ icon in the tab to indicate the number of new notifications. Useful for a pinned Google+ tab while browsing in another tab, or for situation where you have a large number of tabs open while browsing other websites in another tab.
Another Chrome extension. It collapses the Google+ stream while keeping live updates: hides comments, collapses posts, etc. Enhances the Google+ web app to make it much easier to process a large stream of incoming posts and comments and unlock the potential of its real-time updates.
Reply to Author:
Replies and More For Google+ adds reply and reply-to-author buttons to Google+ comments and a number of other enhancements:
- Badges the favicon with a number when you have new messages
- Ctrl+Enter and Shift+Enter submit a comment or post
- “M” key mutes a post – Header bar floats down as you scroll
- Adds a dropdown next to share with additional sharing options (Twitter/Facebook/Email)
Find me on G+
As you have probably guessed by now, I’m a G+ fangirl and I certainly think the new social network is here to stay and shake things up (I’m looking at you Twitter and Facebook). So come on over and say ‘Hi’, you can find me at my G+ profile, where I have posted more tips, tools and resources.