Cracking Social Media: The Real Info of Google Plus 1/4

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Real Info of Google Plus 1/4


Part 1 of 4
My Tips On GOOGLE PLUS

1. GOOGLE+ EXTENDED CIRCLES
Extended circles allow you to send notifications and content not just to your circles
but your circles, circles. Make sure that you have circles before you try using extended
circles.
Step 1. Log into Google plus
Step 2. Go to the wheel icon in the top right corner of the page
A. Click on Google plus settings

Step 3. Once you are in Google Account- Google+ Settings you will notice some options
A. Then under the ¡§who can send you notifications¡¨ Make sure that it is set to
anyone
B. Also under the ¡§who can comment on your public posts¡¨ Set that as well to
anyone

Step 4. Once you have done that your extended circles will be allowed. So go back to the
main Google+ page and write a message.
A. Click add circles
B. Choose extended circles

C. Click share and you¡¦re done


2. GOOGLE+ PLUS HANGOUTS
In this tutorial I will cover Google+ Hangouts.
(Also note internal webcams may not respond to Google+ hangouts or Google+ chat)
Step 1. To start a hang out in Google+ log into Google+ at http://plus.google.com and
scroll to the center right hand side of the page until you see a yellow button on the right
side labeled Start a Hangout.
Step 2. Once you have accessed your hangouts a few options will now be visible to you
A. Google+ will automatically add your circles but you can also add more people
B. You can also try hangouts with extras, but for now we are going to cover the
basics

Step 3. On the bottom of the window for hangouts you will also see some audio video
options
A. you can mute video
B. you can mute audio
C. you can adjust your audio/video settings
D. you can close out your hangouts window

Step 4. After you have added some people to your hangout click hangout
Step 5. Once your hangout is initiated you should see all of the hangouts features
A. Invited allows you to invite more people to your hangout
B. The chat window allows you to chat with friends
C. The YouTube option allows you to sure YouTube with friends online
D. Google+ also has fun functions that allow you to mustache or reindeer
yourself on your video


3. GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS WITH EXTRAS
3-1. HANGOUTS WITH DOCUMENT SHARING
Step 1: Click add document

Step 2: You should now see a list of different documents you can upload; click upload
A. you can upload a folder
B. you can upload a file

Step 3: When you have decided on whether you want to upload a file or a folder click on
your choice and a new window will open up, choose the file or folder and click open

Step 4: When you¡¦ve chosen your file, click the upload button on the bottom right hand
of your screen

3-2. HANGOUTS WITH EXTRAS PHONE INVITES
Step 1: To send a phone invite click the invite button

Step 2: Click the phone icon
A. Enter in a phone number
B. Click the call now icon
C. You should see this icon if the call went through
Also note that when you receive a call from Google Hangouts it will show up on your
phone as an unknown number

3-3. HANGOUTS WITH EXTRAS SCREEN SHARING
Step 1: To share your screen click the share screen icon

Step 2: A separate window will open
A. Choose a window to share
B. Click share selected window
C. A separate window will appear in the upper right corner of the screen with the
window you selected
Note that the screen sharing option will not allow you to take control of or affect the
other parties screen like an actual screen sharing option

3-4. HANGOUTS WITH EXTRAS SHARE NOTES AND SKETCHPAD
Step 1: To share notes click the notes or sketchpad button in documents
Step 2: A window for the notepad or sketchpad will open up and will allow you and
others to share a notepad or sketchpad interactively

Step 3: Here are some options you will see for the sketchpad

Step 4: Here are some options you will see for the notepad (the tools not mentioned
were already covered in sketchpad)


4. GOOGLE+ RIPPLES
Google+ Ripples allows you to check statistics and view who is interested in your G+,
in a well-organized web graph.
Step 1. Log into Google+
Step 2. Click the arrow to expand the post options
A. Click View Ripples

Step 3. You will now see all the places where that post went when it was posted, when
it was shared and so on. In the video Tutorial you will see a demonstration of this
feature so make sure you watch it to fully see this feature.
You can zoom in and out of the timeline by using the + and ¡V buttons to see it scroll
across the timeline.


5. GOOGLE+ IGNORING USERS
If you don¡¦t want to see what a user sends you on Google+ the best way to avoid
annoying spam on G+ is to ignore a user. You will no longer receive notifications from
that user and they won¡¦t even know you¡¦re ignoring them.
Step 1: Sign into Google+
Step 2: Go to notifications and in notifications it will show you a list of users and next to
them is an option to ignore them.
Step 3: Click ignore

A. If you change your mind click undo
B. If you want to ignore a large number of people click ignore all

Step 4: If you want to add back a person, go to your Circles page. From the More Actions
dropdown, click View Ignored.

A window pops up with a list of everyone you're ignoring. Click Un-ignore. Click
Done.


Part 2 tom. Justin