Here is what I like, love, a great tip, and what surprised me about Google +Top 3 things I like.
- You can edit your posts
- You can hit return without the comment posting itself
- You can still tag people
Top 3 things I love
- You can select who sees your message. I REALLY like this as I know my friends are annoyed by my work chatter.
- Hangouts are really cool. They're so easy. I didn't need to install or do anything, though I believe this is because I use the Google Suite. If you don't, you may need to install some plug ins.
- Creating circles. I don't know why but this seems so much better than creating groups in Facebook.
Shorten your Google+ page url at http://gplus.to This allows you to change the url for your Google+ page to be something like this: http://gplus.to/InnovativeEdu instead of this: https://plus.google.com/116727180683288878674
One thing I wasn't looking forward to is re-establishing my personal learning network on Google+. I was surprised that this wasn't a problem. Within a few days it seems I already have all my Facebook work friends in Google+. Rebuilding those I connect with was very easy and the circles are so nice because as people are added I quickly and easily dropped them in the right circle. Facebook let you just accept friendship without grouping people so there was no good way to connect with certain groups because I hardly grouped anyone. The instant circles feature has allowed me to instantly group all and those I spoke with most on Facebook and Twitter are right there with me and in the right group :-)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Google+ for Education: Part 2
Nielsen's Likes, Loves, Tips, and SurprisesWhat Does Google + Mean for Education: