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25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

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Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Google’s answer to Facebook has been in the works for a year and has been delayed several times due to disagreements about its design, purpose, and execution. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. Even though Facebook’s traffic seems to be slowing in the U.S. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably, well, a duck. Enough said.

The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

"Gamification" seems to be the up and coming buzz word. You may recall that in April, I covered Empire Avenue in a post about the gamification of social media. Now, Google is in the news (literally) with a gamification project of their own, and I think it has some potential. Let's explore why. This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Image credit: Austin Bryan (Flickr).

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The Social/Anti-Social Network

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Online social networking continues to change and evolve. The latest news is all about Google + (you can read some of my initial thoughts about the platform right here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ). This week, Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page announced that Google + has over 10 million people using it in less than two weeks with over one billion pieces of content shared. That is mind-blowing, impressive and not all that surprising when you consider how popular platforms like Twitter and Facebook are, and how people are looking for newer/cooler social networking experiences. gmail.

Google+ and Lessons Learned

Janet Fouts

I saw a message on Google+ yesterday from the-ever on top of the newest app-Louis Gray that made me cringe. It was about an import tool called Facebook Exodus. Basically it allows you to invite your entire Facebook friends list to Google+. Of Of course you could pick and choose but if you’ve got a lot of friends you could be tempted to just invite them all. ARRGGGHHH!! ARRGGGHHH!!

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Are You a Generous Blogger?

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I know what you’re thinking. “Of course ! I’m a lovely blogger! I’m always giving stuff away—advice in my posts, free chapters from my ebook, whitepapers, time, and a whole swag of fun fun fun on my Facebook page!&#. That’s great—and certainly generous—but what I’m talking about is something different. generous blogger is one who shares such valuable information that readers immediately start searching for their contact details. In a blog post, we’re scrambling for the comments so we can thank them, and add our own thoughts. Who is this person?&#.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #56

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Pi is wrong. Okay, not really; it's just overcomplicated. Like saying 'four halves' when you could just say 'two.' At least, that's what Michael Hartl claims. He argues that we should use 2 pi, or Tau, instead, and that many equations become cleaner and more elegant. He even has a song to prove it (which is strangely, hauntingly beautiful in its repetition without repetition). missed Tau Day (6/28), but this is still worth reading." " (Alistair for Hugh). Spain?

So How Do You Integrate Your Message?

Small Business Mavericks

Yesterday I discussed integrating your online and offline marketing. I’m glad readers understood what I was saying and took the message to heart. But how do you integrate your marketing so that your branding message is unified? In a word, you should do one of two things. Either put your Internet marketing under your overall marketing umbrella so that one follows the other, or have a liaison between the two that works to simplify and integrate your message. Simplify and unify! That’s your key, but what are the dangers? You can’t swallow the message and make it disappear.

10 Sites From The Past That We Miss

Engaging Brand

Each weekend I publish guest posts - this week on brands which we miss online. If you want to publish a guest post then feel free to email me a great article! 10 Sites From The Past That We Miss. Websites and services come and go on a daily basis. Unfortunately, often these websites become some our favorites and it’s really hard to let go when they get shut down. Imeem. Pownce. LimeWire. GeoCities.

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10 Sites From The Past That We Miss

Engaging Brand

Each weekend I publish guest posts - this week Lior Levin on brands which we miss online. If you want to publish a guest post then feel free to email me a great article! 10 Sites From The Past That We Miss. Websites and services come and go on a daily basis. Unfortunately, often these websites become some our favorites and it’s really hard to let go when they get shut down. Imeem. Pownce. LimeWire.

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