Google+ has been around for quite a while now, so I think it’s about time to say a word or two about it, or at least acknowledge its existence. So for those of you who were starting to think that I’m sitting under a rock and don’t have a clue about what’s going on: you’re wrong, I know that new social network by the name of Google+ exists.
Not surprisingly, there’ve been many posts about Google+ and the various ways you can use it for yourself and your online business or blog. Many people believe that Google+ is here to stay, like Facebook or Twitter. I mean, it has been created by the most powerful online company of them all, so how can it possibly fail?
… Google Wave failed, but that’s different (somehow). I guess time will verify what sticks and what doesn’t. For now, here’s the August edition of the series – 5 great blog posts from the past month (August 2011) which I regret I didn’t come up with myself.
Today’s theme: Google+
The Ultimate Google+ Cheat Sheet by Kipp Bodnar
This is a really good resource about many aspects of Google+. A good starting point for every beginner. Things you will find here: quick glossary, formatting tricks, hotkeys, who the early users are, how to configure privacy settings, how Google+ compares to Facebook and Twitter, and some cool tutorial videos.
Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 More Ways To Make the Most of Your Account by Amy-Mae Elliott
A set of tips and strategies focused around common everyday usage of Google+. Check it out to improve and speed up your experience with the network. You can also visit an earlier post – Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users.
How Google+ is like Twitter – but not in a good way by Mathew Ingram
Let’s get to the interesting part. Not everything Google crates is perfect right from the get go. Its social network has some problems that need to be fixed. In this post Mathew addresses some of the issues. Do you agree with his opinions?
30 Days Out: Things I Wish Google+ Would Do by Lee Odden
Apart from some issues with things that Google+ already does, there’s also a set of things it doesn’t do. Like every new project, Google+ needs some time to arrive at its final form. In this post Lee presents some ideas for possible new features and improvements.
5 Things You May Learn From Google+ Launch by Dragos Roua
Google+ is not only a social network you can use to get one more spot where you can showcase your business, but you can also learn from the launch of the network itself. In this post Dragos points out five things every entrepreneur can learn from Google and apply to their own launches.