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Google+ (Google social networking)

Google+ - http://plus.google.com

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Description

Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus) is an interest-based social network that is part of the core G Suite Apps for Education

Features include:

  • User profile - a public visible account of a user that is attached to many Google properties.
  • Circles - enables users to organize people into groups or lists for sharing across various Google products and services.
  • Stream - (the middle column on the page) users see updates from those in their Circles..
  • Privacy - allows users to disclose certain information to the circles of their choice. Users can also see their profile visitors.
  • +1 Button - allows people to recommend sites and parts of sites, similar in use to Facebook's Like button.

Demonstrations

Building your community with G+ | Google+ |The Apps Show

How to access Google+

There are several ways to access to Google+

  1. From your Gmail browser tab, click on the application_launcher.png Application Launcher found at the top right corner of the page and find the Screen_Shot_2017-02-15_at_10.40.12_AM.png Google+ application icon.
  2. Or from your browser navigate to: https://plus.google.com/

Learn More about Google+

Google+ use cases

  • Share with specific groups of people or everyone on google+
  • Follow activity of friends and co-workers
  • Follow topics and news of your choosing
  • Can be used as an internal social media platform

Service Notes

  • Every person who has and apu.edu account has access to Google+ and can be added to an event.
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