Thursday, August 18, 2011

What is Google+?

Google+ has had a lot of press and this post is just a summary of some of the more interesting articles I have seen so far about the service.

The US Navy has released a guide to Google+ with plenty of links and resources, which includes this video that explains why you may want to accept an invite (and be assimilated, but that was probably an accidental irony).

Canadian Business also had a very good article about the competing models of Facebook and Google+, which may also help users decide if they want to accept the invite to Google+ and just what is in it for them (and Google).

And although I object to the use of "rockin"--which is on my blacklist next to "bitchin" and "synergize"--to describe a profile (or anything else), I liked many of the practical ideas in this CareerWorx slideshare about using Google+ for recruitment. This means I'm probably going to have to make a screencast about how to use Hangouts for interviews.
CareerWorx Google Plus Recruiting Strategy
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Right now, you can bleat all you want about Google+ but until your friends are on it, you probably aren't going to use it. And the longer it takes for them to get there, the quicker your attention will wane.

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