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Everybody needs a “Who the hell?” circle in Google+…

…surely I can’t be the only one that has one!

You know the circle I mean, right? That special circle we create in our Google+ profile where we reserve a space for complete and utter strangers that won’t even so much as send you a post just to say “Hi” and give you a brief intro into who they are and why they follow you. AllGooglePlus guest blogger, Fernando Fonseca brought this up in one of his Google+ posts (which I can’t find right now so I haven’t linked to it…).

Okay, so you might not have one called  “Who the hell?” – it might be called “WTF“, or “Stream Spamming Mother F**kers” or even “Don’t ever click on this circle”

Tonight I decided to create my first “Who the hell?” circle and have started adding some Geeps (<—see what I did there?) in it which I a) have absolutely minus zero in common with me and b) who seem to just have circled me to boost their own “circumference” <—see what I did there again? Boom!

Go forth and create your “Who the hell?” circle while I have another sip of my Cabernet Sauvignon ;-)

#thatisall

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Mark Zuckerberg reflects on the battle of Google+ vs. Facebook.

Will Google+ make Facebook the new Myspace?

via Rooster Teeth Shorts

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Google+ Cheat Sheet – Simon Laustsen


Google+ user Simon Laustsen is the guy you’ve got to thank for this very handy Google+ cheat sheet.

Simon’s cheat sheet gives you an overview of most of the common syntax, hotkeys and tips you need to know in order to drive Google+ like a samurai.

UPDATE – You can now download translations of Simon’s Google+ Cheat Sheet in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, German, Greek, Finnish, French, German,  Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese (Brasilian), Spanish, Swedish and Russian.

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Why Google+ is like Rocky Balboa

Why Google+ is like Rocky Balboa

I loved Rocky movies when I was growing up so as a result I’m going to be referring to Google as Rocky Balboa in this post – if you’re not a Sylvester Stallone fan, please read something else now.

Back to boxing!

With the launch of this project, Google kind of reminds me of an undisputed heavyweight champion boxer, like Rocky Balboa. One that’s been in the ring for many years and which has been battling at keeping other fighters out of his ring for just as long.

The boxer that has been threatening Google – let’s call him Facebook for this analogy’s sake – is a very impressive (albeit sneaky) opponent that climbed up the WWW ranking unnoticed and gained a large following. Facebook is innovate and has been a pioneer in his division. For quite a while now, Google has been battered over some of his spectacular fails in the ring and at times it has seemed as if Facebook could eventually claim the heavyweight title.

But just as in the Rocky movies, Mr. Balboa was quite good at feigning weakness in the ring. He’d do this to study his opponents and give them a sense of power. But then, just as the opponent would think he had the competition wanting to throw in the towel, Rocky Balboa would hit them

I believe that this is what Google has done as they have had several years now to look at the major social networks – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter – and monitor their growth and potential, has come back from the brink of defeat – like Mr. Balboa has done at least 5 times (Rocky I – V) if my memory serves me correctly – and is now letting loose with all the punches. They’re light little hooks and jabs right now but I feel like their is one big explosive punch tucked away in this heavyweight that could clinch the social title away…

Google has had a few years now to study and adapt today’s social networks strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Google hasn’t been sulking in the corner while licking its wounds that last few years – don’t be fooled. I don’t doubt for one nanosecond that what they’ve actually been doing is a sh*t load of analysis, deconstruction and re-engineering of its opponents services and has scrutinised every single piece of binary in their being!

Google is an old heavyweight that has klout. Via its large user footprint it already has a fantastically sized audience to provide this social layer to and even though the numbers are low in comparison to Facebook, I foresee exponential growth in their Google+ project.

What do you think is going to happen? Let’s watch this fight and see how it unfolds!

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Sparks: strike up a conversation about anything

Sparks delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet. On any topic you want, in over 40 languages. Simply add your interests, and you’ll always have something to watch, read and share.

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