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Updated: June 16th, 2015
Sometimes you don’t want to click many times to reach the destination. I decided to make a list of the ones I could find. Bookmarking some of them will help you, when you don't remember how to get to them or to get there faster. Bookmark your favourites.
Home page plus.google.com
Your profile plus.google.com/me
Your circles plus.google.com/circles
Your followers plus.google.com/people/haveyou
Want to know who added you, but you did not add yet?
plus.google.com/people/addedyou
Suggestions plus.google.com/people/find
Your pages (owner) plus.google.com/dashboard
Notifications plus.google.com/notifications/all

Your (privacy) settings plus.google.com/settings
Set age and country restrictions to your content https://plus.google.com/settings/audience
Your subscriptions plus.google.com/up/subscribe (hold control key when clicking on this one as it needs to open in a separate window)

Old photos (G+ photos)
All your photos plus.google.com/photos/yourphotos
Highlights plus.google.com/photos
Autobackup plus.google.com/photos/autobackup

What’s hot plus.google.com/explore
Communities plus.google.com/communities
Recommended plus.google.com/communities/recommended
Collections plus.google.com/collections
Recommended plus.google.com/collections/featured
Events plus.google.com/events
Hangouts on Air (to watch) plus.google.com/hangouts/onair
Hangouts that you have been invited to plus.google.com/hangouts/active

Manage apps plus.google.com/apps
Your old +1s in G+ plus.google.com/apps/activities

Profile tabs: 
about plus.google.com/me/about
posts plus.google.com/me/posts
photos plus.google.com/me/photos
YouTube plus.google.com/me/videos
Your +1s in websites plus.google.com/me/plusones
Reviews plus.google.com/me/reviews

Notifications filters
From your posts plus.google.com/notifications/myposts
From others’ posts plus.google.com/notifications/otherposts
From mentions plus.google.com/stream/mentions

Google policy http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html
Google account settings https://myaccount.google.com/
Sign out of Google account https://accounts.google.com/logout
Learn about safety www.google.com/+/safety/
Devices you are logged on www.google.com/settings/security/activity

Learn more www.google.com/+/learnmore/
Send Feedback https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1678224
Help pages https://support.google.com/plus
Official G+ Help community
https://plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362
Google+ Playbook 
http://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/googleplus-partner-playbook-august-2014.pdf

New Google photos: (not in G+) 
Photos photos.google.com
Auto-create photos.google.com/assistant
Albums photos.google.com/collections
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See edit or review section in this link +Daya Kadam 
https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3137717
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Funny. An example of how reality sometimes gets very close to fiction. 
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Who will be his Mcfly? Lol 😆😆
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Like oil and water
Google has worked hard to integrate YouTube and Google+, but they never mixed. DO NOT DELETE your google+ profile linked to your YouTube account. The separation process is not complete yet. 
Different audiences, different interests.
http://youtube-global.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/youtube-comments.html
Personally, this change will encourage me to go back to posting videos with timestamps, as they will be useful for my audience and won't show up in YouTube comments.
 
Moonshots factory
Best presentation I have seen so far in I/O 2015 videos
01:24 The moonshots factory (Google X)
03:07 Who should be taking moonshots?
04:57 Blueprint for a moonshot
08:31 Test in the real world. Fail fast
11:47 Project Wings
16:46 Project Loon
23:28 Self-driving Cars
25:40 Relying on people to test cars, not a solution. :D
29:29 The problem of getting good enough and how to get to the next level.
32:55 Wrap-up
34:50 Questions time
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Facebook never integrated comments with YouTube +Meg Moses 
Facebook allows you to post YouTube videos the same way Google+ originally did and will in the future.
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Photos Basics
by +Jaana Nyström 
 
The Google Photos app was announced at the Google I/O keynote on the 28th May 2015. Things have changed quite a lot, especially the editing (create Stories from scratch) and sharing.  You can share directly to a social networ...
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Live events in Cinemas
When your audience can't come to you (because of distance, price and number of seats available) you go to your audience.
Andre and his team have mastered the art of reaching the audience
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Friend request or circle add?
An oldie from G+ early days.
 
How is a friend request different to a circle add?
Sending a friend request is like knocking on someone's door
At best welcomed and at worst a privacy invasion. Acceptance or rejection.
Opening the door means a lot of trust and willingness to share very personal information.Not opening the door is very hard to do without hurting the sender's feelings. So most of the times the door is opened (I can't say no). 
And now that the person is inside your house what do you do?
Sometimes the person stays too long. Or open doors that were supposed to remain closed. The person is able to judge personal traits, what do you like, what do you value. Lots of intimate details are revealed.
If you like the person then you will be sharing lots of great moments but if you don't there will be drama.

Adding to a circle is like shaking hands at a party.
You go around, you listen, you move from group to group. You find someone you like or sounds interesting and you introduce yourself.
So you strike a conversation about different subjects but most personal information is not revealed. After a while you excuse yourself to meet others. You could just move to the next group and nobody gets hurt. Or you agree to meet some other time. Or promise to be in touch. Expectations are low and mostly will develop over time. It could develop into a more personal relationship or just stay around idea exchanges in casual encounters or agreed meetings.
#gtips   #googleplustip   #googletips    #googletipsandtricks   #plushelp   
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What are circles?
 
Why do you need circles?
In spite of all the tutorials about circles helping you send the messages to the right people (see video below), that is not their main purpose. Communities are much better at gathering people around interests.
Most of the time you will be posting public. Posting to certain circles limits your audience and how many people you can reach. So unless you have reasons to post privately, don't.
If you want to separate your posts by topics use collections.
The main purpose of circles is to organise your reading and control the flow of your stream.
Because you do not need approval to add people to your circles, you will be adding a lot of interesting people. The process is:
1) Add a lot of people
2) Choose the ones that post interesting content.
3) Remove the rest
As the numbers grow, you won't be able to read every single post from every single person, so you will start sorting and prioritizing what you read and dividing them into circles.
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Google+ 2.0 and Facebook 2.0
(App centric platforms).
I posted the article below in April 12, 2014 a little over a year ago. 
When Google launched G+, Facebook was trying to add all the services into one huge platform.
But a short time after entering Wall Street, Facebook changed their strategy to prove they could compete in the mobile world. They started keeping apps/services separate or separating them from the main product (instagram, what's app, messenger)
At that time, I was wondering which strategy will win. The break-up one (Facebook) or the one-stop shop (Google).
Looks like Facebook got it right and Google is now seeing the advantage of not forcing everyone into one product. 
When Facebook announced this new strategy the media didn't say Facebook is dying.
But now that Google has announced the same strategy, they proclaim (as they have been doing for the last 4 years) that Google+ will certainly die.
I wonder how much time has to pass until you can't claim that you were right. If Google+ dies after 10 years can you say "I told you so"?
Google+ is not dying. It's changing the strategy, mending some past errors and adapting to the changing environment. Some call that "pivoting".
See the official announcement from Bradley Horowitz.
http://googleblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html
 
Facebook 2.0
Very interesting article.
Facebook is breaking up the mother ship into little escape pods.
It actually explains all the latest FB moves that most people can't figure out what's going on and makes sense when put in this context.
Google is going in the opposite direction. Grabbing all the little carts (products) and making a train (Google+)
Who has the better strategy? Will FB run into trouble when trying to share user information from Instagram to Paper to What's App?
Facebook is ripping chat out of its flagship mobile app. That's going to be a big pain for users, but it's a signal that Facebook is ready for its app-centric future.
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I do agree I can just see why others think that it could be dropped.
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Get ready for Brisbane 2022
I guess most things planned 7 years ahead would look futuristic.
Echo and its Hong Kong partners had won the tender process to build Brisbane's most ambitious infrastructure project in years. The site, which will encompass Echo's existing Treasury casino, stretches over 10 blocks of prime riverside land and will reshape Brisbane's CBD.
It includes a casino, a sky deck with restaurants and bars, the Ritz-Carlton and Rosewood hotels, a riverfront moonlight cinema and an underground shopping mall.
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Sometimes I winner how architects come up with some out-of-this-world designs which most of the time is engineering nightmare or not possible. 
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Thanks Alex, have a great week my friend 🙌🎊🙌
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Learn Google Apps for...
Work. School. Non-profits. Collaboration
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Enter the person name in Google+ seach box.
In desktop you can then narrow your search to "posts from you" using the more button. 
On mobile I don't know an easier way.
If you add a few words about what the post was about to the person name, you should be able to find it pretty quick.
Another option is to search for your name and the person name and that should show only posts in which you both interacted.
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Google Top Contributors
If you're passionate about Google products and love to help others, join in!
If you are joining for the side benefits then you are in the wrong place.  Even though Google will make substantial efforts to support your voluntary work, there are not enough external rewards to keep you happy.
The main reward you will get is the satisfaction of helping others. Everything else should not be considered to make a decision about joining this program.
This could be you in a couple of years.
https://topcontributor.withgoogle.com/
#tcsummit   #tcsummit2015  
 
In October we're bringing together Google+ Top Contributors and passionate Google+ users that help thousands of other users, and we couldn't be more excited! https://goo.gl/ntkkTF #tcsummit
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Alex thanks for helping, I really do not know much about using anything on this phone. I do not know any attachments and what they me
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“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
Introduction
  • I don't work for Google but I am a Google Top Contributor for Google+, meaning I get to work for free but I don't have secret contacts to make things happen. For more information go to http://www.google.com/get/topcontributor/
  • Born in Argentina 
  • Lived in 3 different countries
  • Blood type: Red
  • Married, 2 kids.
  • Accountant. 
  • Personal Computer user since 1981
  • Internet user since 1995. 
  • Social network user since 2007.
  • Facebook disliker since Feb 2009, but stucked in there until Google entered the ring.
  • Have driven on both sides of the road.
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
  • Favourite movies: Singing in the rain, Back to the Future, Gattaca.
  • Favourite music: Too many to make a list. Watch what I am listening to.
  • Love reading. Always a book in hand. Ebook lately.
  • Interested in: Singularity and understanding what's the next step in human evolution. 
  • LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today and HOPE for tomorrow"
  • "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it is called 'the present'."
  • "Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."--Josh Billings
  • "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."--Douglas Adams
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" - Albert Einstein (disputed)
Bragging rights
I am a proud user of Google+ since July 1st, 2011. I was included in Rahul Roy's Top 40 (posts for the week) on June 22nd, 2012.
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