By Mary Jaksch
Have you caught up with Google+ yet?
My take is that we are experiencing the birth of a major social medium. I think it will have huge implications on how we share information, and on how we grow our blogs.
Here is what Google says about their new project:
Sharing is a huge part of the web, a part that we think could be a lot simpler. That’s why we’ve been working on adding a few new things to Google: to make connecting with people on the web more like connecting with them in the real world. We hope you like what we’ve cooked up so far. And stay tuned, because there’s more to come.
As bloggers, we need to be early adopters of new trends. When something big rolls towards us – like Google+ – it’s important to get a hang of it as soon as possible. Below are a collection of videos that explain the various functions.
If you haven’t caught up with Google+ yet, watch the video below:
Here is a video on how to create and use Circles. They are the ‘boxes’ where you keep each particular circle of people you know. This is useful so that you don’t mistakenly tell your mother-in-law about your tipsy night at the bar…
If you’re a Skype user, this will be of great interest for you. It’s like having a Skype meeting- with everyone on video. I reckon this may be a great tool for doing video interviews.
This particular feature is aimed at replacing Twitter. Check it out below:
Do you want your blog to grow? Silly question … But, seriously – if you want to reach more readers, the Sparks feature on Google+ may be just want you want to use. Check it out below:
What discoveries have YOU made with Google+? How do you see the possible benefits for bloggers?
Please share in the comments.