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Hi G+me users and G+ community,

In the last update I mentioned that there were changes in the javascript engine that made Huy realize that G+me has some serious problems. Well Huy had identified what those issues were and has solved the toughest problem which was related to the changes in Chrome 17.

Huy is not able to work on G+me today but after tomorrow he should have more time to work on G+me and "possibly" finish it in a few days.

Aside from fixing G+me, we have also discussed for G+me to have a new logo. I am currently putting together a plan which I will announce on the G+me page, for which I will announce very soon when it is created.

Thank you

G+me Community Manager
#gme_extension #huyzing #gme_update #chrome #logo #extensions
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Hi G+me users and G+ community,

We have not forgotten about try'na get #G+me back up and running again. We want to make sure that we are communicating our progress/status to you because you have been very loyal users.

Here is where we stand today:

Huy updated himself with all the changes to G+ in the past few months. Familiarizing himself with the changes Huy started fixing some of the G+me code. There were some progress but it's taking longer than usual because changes in the Chrome JavaScript engine that made Huy realize that G+me may require a re-architecture.

Don't worry Huy will deal with that later. Right now his priority is to get it working. Hang in there a little while longer, I will update you in a few days.

G+me Community Manager
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Hello, deluge of emails! And howdy old friends.

So G+me is completely broken. (I'm pleasantly surprised that it took that long to completely break.) But let's try to fix it. I've been out of touch for quite a while, so it would take some time to catch up with everything. I'm thinking that I need to get up to speed on the most relevant changes to Google+ since October in order to get basic functionality back up.

But I'm a bit ignorant these days about Google+. What's going on over here? Whoa, hello YouTube icon! What's with the new notifications? What, Obama is gonna hang out?! What's the State of the Google+ Union?

So G+me users, what order should I do things? Read months' worth of posts directed at me? Fix some specific things? Maybe someone has a link to a post that already discusses the recent changes that broke extensions? Maybe there are already other extensions out there that are good or even better substitutes for G+me? What should I know?

The G+me Community Manager, +Lily Nguyen, is working with me, including helping me read up on G+ developments, go through notifications, sort out bug reports, handle requests, etc. So expect either one of us to reply to you. That way, I can focus on coding.
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Another free online course to add to the soup of upcoming courses -- this one not from Stanford per se: Model Thinking.

Looks like it's not yet ready for signups (I get a registration error and no +1s, well except for this one of course ;)
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Hi, I'm back. What did I miss? ;)
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This goes out to fellow Sydneysiders.

If you're interested in Google+ extension development and want to hear how I developed G+me, both using the Google+ API and hacking the undocumented DOM, come to Google Sydney this Tuesday and say hi.

Thanks to +Gary Miller and +Johno Scott for organizing.
We are lucky to have Huy Zing in town for Tuesday's Sydney GTUG.

Come along and hear how he has used the new Google+ API and a few neat hacks to create the G+me extension has is widly popular (even Robert Scoble has mentioned it).

Huy Zing
Google+'s underlying DOM and how to hack it.
Creator of one of the first G+ extensions (

There are other great speakers too. See the run-down here:

RSVP via Meetup
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Hi everyone!

For all the wonderful new people (and old, yes we are ancient, heh) coming into Google+, perhaps you would like the following extensions. Majority of the extensions are open source!

Extended Share for Google+ - Extends Google+ to share to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many more.

My Hangouts for Google+ - Quick view of all the active hangouts in your stream.

Stream Filter BETA for Google+ - Gives you the option to filter your stream and track it.

Google Translate for Google+ - Translate your Google+ stream using integrated, inline, Google Translate support. by +Josh Estelle

Ziplbar Plus for Google+ - Take your Google+ bar everywhere you go. Never miss another notification. Also, jump to friends using their names. by +Matt Senter

Circle Management BETA for Google+ - Have better control managing your circles.
G+me - enhances the Google+ web app to make it much easier to process a large stream of incoming posts and comments and to unlock the potential of Google+’s real-time updates by +Huy Zing

Stream+ for Google+ Classifies, categorizes your public posts into meaningful phrases, good to check historical posts

Hangout Auto Retry Try Again for Google+ - Tired of clicking the try again button for Hangouts? Then install this :)

Hangout Pad for Google+ - Working prototype for collaborative coding on Google plus Hangouts. This is ALPHA

Auto-Colorizer for Google Plus™ and Facebook™ Colorizes Google+ and Facebook based on the user's photo. by +Justin Ormont

+Photo Zoom Easily zoom photos and profile pics from your Google Plus Stream. by +Sebastian Mauer

Install what you think you will use, and enjoy your G+ experience :)
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Huy Zing had a hangout named trying-out-hangout-extras-attempt2. {url}Athul Jayson, Arvind Peechara, C-G Hanson, Misha M.-Kupriyanov, 朝山貴生, Emmanuel Viollet, Abdul Halim Mat Ali, Jaana Nyström, Lucas Burruel, Konstantin Vayner, 天才小笨童, Richard Wofford, Michael Tucker, 廖梓權, Tran Duc Duy, Sverre Rabbelier, Hassan Shabbir, Euan Williamson, Johan Horak, Joshua Moss, Clement Mesnier, Pedro Ricardo, and Jacopo GIOLA
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Huy Zing had a hangout named trying-out-hangout-extras. {url}C-G Hanson, Jaana Nyström, Athul Jayson, 朝山貴生, Kytty ruma, and Arvind Peechara
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Beyond thrilled to announce a slew of new Google+ features today AND we are now in Open Beta!
::cue music:: I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day!

Introducing the stars of our show...

1) Open Beta - This means invitations are no longer needed - 18+ only.
2) Search in Google+ - Organizing the information within Google+ and making it easy to discover content you're allowed to view! Find people, posts, and hot topics!
3) Mobile Hangouts - Now you don't have to tell your friends "Oh dang, that party last night was killer!" Now, you can party with 9 friends in real time via your mobile phone! (Available on Android devices to start)
4) Hangouts with extras - A preview of new features including named Hangouts, note-sharing, screensharing, and Google Docs collaboration!
5) Hangouts On Air - Tune into a live public stream of a Hangout inside the Google+ stream and once you’re “On Air,” up to 9 others can join your hangout, and anyone can watch your live stream. (limited number of hosts at start)
5) Hangouts API - The world is your oyster with the Hangouts platform - we're releasing a basic set of APIs today!
6) Mobile has too much good stuff so I made them a section (see below)!

Mobile is rockin' out - here's what's new

1) Renaming Huddle to Messenger - the evolution of something great!
2) Set your profile photo from any photo of you on your phone, tagged of you, or in the cloud - because you express yourself anywhere, at anytime.
3) +1 comments and see who else +1’d a comment (coming soon) - Yay!
4) Move your Google+ app to your SD card (Android only) - Yay!
5) Improved +Mention support - we're always looking to make your experience better!
6) Send a photo in Messenger - making conversations richer!
7) Granular push notification options - so you see just what you want!
8) Receive and participate in Messenger, Post to Google+, and receive Google+ Notifications via SMS (US and India only) - Yay!
9) Playback user uploaded videos (not just YouTube videos) in your stream and share videos that have been uploaded via Instant Upload (Android only) - because we're always wanting to share those cool vids our friends share with us!

Would love your feedback in the comments below, and as always, I love +1s and +mentions so I know how you're feeling.


here is the Official Google Blog post
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