Today I (finally) posted an article about Google+ over at Inside Online Learning – Google+: New Social Media for Education?
I just set up my account last week and have been experimenting a bit. My second post asked:
So, are you using Google+ in addition to the rest (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…) or is it replacing your efforts in these networks?
I was thrilled to get a bit of conversation going with three folks from my fledgling Circles. A lot of people are also writing about this and the reviews are mixed. There’s no consensus, but everyone seems to be watching it closely and experimenting with the various tools.
My take so far – Google+ looks like it might turn into something, and there are some interesting new features and functions, so what not give it a try? If you already have a Google Profile, you’re halfway there.
Now to find the time to manage the account and really explore…
I linked a few resources to the other article, focused primarily on use in higher ed, but here are a few more that might be helpful from the instructional design, freelance perspective.
- Mashable – 10 Sleek Google+ Icons for Your Website or Blog
- gplus.to – Create a short URL for Google+
- Kristen Jacoway – Google Profile Optimization
- WebTabLab – 25 tremendous Tools to Enhance Your Google+ Experience
- Freelance Folder – 20 of the Best Google+ Guides and Tutorials to Get Freelancers Up and Running
- The Blog Herald – 15 Useful Google+ Browser Extensions for Google Chrome Browser
- Mashable – Google+ Profile Hacks: Users Get Creative With Photos
- BlogWorld – 101 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Google+
As always, your thoughts are welcome. Let us know about your early impressions, reviews, and predictions.
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