Tip: How To Share Google Reader Posts On Google+

If you use Google Reader to access your RSS feeds, you've probably noticed that the built-in "sharing" feature does not export those shares to Google+. However, you can manually share Reader items on Google+ if you are using a desktop or laptop browser. This tip does not work with Safari and the iPad or iPhone. …continue reading →

Companies and News Organizations Gravitate To Google Plus

Brand Page Field Test To Start In About Two Weeks

Updated 8 July 2011, 3.00 am It's only slightly more than a week old, yet news organizations and major companies have jumped into the new sandbox that is Google+ despite the fact that the field trial is supposed to be for "people":
Let me be clear – and I’m sorry if this wasn’t obvious – we are not currently supporting brands, organizations, and non-human entities in the Google+ field trial.
That action is coming to a screeching halt. Christian Oestlien, The Google+ Project Ads Lead, explains (emphasis added):
How users communicate with each other is different from how they communicate with brands, and we want to create an optimal experience for both. We have a great team of engineers actively building an amazing Google+ experience for businesses, and we will have something to show the world later this year. The business experience we are creating should far exceed the consumer profile in terms of its usefulness to businesses. We just ask for your patience while we build it. In the meantime, we are discouraging businesses from using regular profiles to connect with Google+ users. Our policy team will actively work with profile owners to shut down non-user profiles. [...] If you represent a “non-user entity” (e.g. business, organization, place, team, etc.) and would like to apply for consideration in our limited program (and be amongst the first to be alerted when the business product launches) you can sign up here: http://goo.gl/zq95C
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+1 Takes on New Meaning With Launch Of Google Plus

[caption id="attachment_5488" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Google Circles"]google circles[/caption] If you're longing for a digital networking space that lets you easily share information with the different facets of your life, then put Google Plus at the top of your "to explore" list. (Assuming you can wrangle an invitation!) If you're longing for a digital networking space that lets you easily videoconference with 10 people while everyone watches (and chats about) the same YouTube clip, then put Google Plus (hangouts) at the top of your "to explore" list. If you're longing for a digital networking space that integrates functional email, real cloud-based documents, an attractive photo gallery ... and lets you eavesdrop on conversations like Twitter does (no reciprocity required in setting up circles) ... then put Google Plus at the top of your "to explore" list. …continue reading →