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The New Google+

Coming January 24th: The Google+ -- Announcement Summary and Commentary

Today brought major announcements for Google+ including significant new features -- including Events -- coming to the new Google+ and the fact that the new Google+ will become The Google+ next week when classic Google+ is turned off.

Fourteen months ago today, Google announced the new Google+, a complete redesign and rebuild of Google+ from the bottom up. This reflected a huge investment in the future of Google+ by Google, which they said was necessary to overcome limitations they had encountered in the ability to add new function to what became known as classic Google+.

The initial version of the new Google+ was a limited-function version which could be used for some basic functions, but switching back to classic Google+ was necessary multiple times a day for functions not yet available in the new Google+. It's most obvious benefit then was that it was noticeably faster than classic Google+. Google explained that they released the new Google+ in spite of the limitations because they wanted feedback from Google+ users to help shape what the new Google+ would become. They listened very carefully over the months that followed and introduced enhancements very frequently. You can see the full list of enhancement along the way in the following post:

Today's announcements brought still more new features to the new Google+ including:
* better management of "low-quality" comments (details in the blog post below)
* the ability to zoom and pan photos (details in
* screen layout improvements (details in
* the introduction of the Events function from classic Google+ in the new Google+ (details in the blog post below)

And Google has promised more exciting Google+ enhancements in the future.

Some people have asked for classic Google+ to be left in place. There are very good reasons why that cannot happen. Running two versions of a system in parallel is extremely expensive both from an operational and a support perspective. Running parallel systems is actually more complex than operating and supporting two separate products due to the need to maintain compatibility so that both versions remained functional. Google has undoubtedly identified new features they could not introduce in the new Google+ because doing so would have been incompatible with classic Google+. The limitations Google had encountered in the extensibility of the classic Google+ code base (and probably its underlying architecture itself) would have made retrofitting the functions into classic Google+ infeasible.

Turning off classic Google+ will therefore reduce the overall costs of supporting Google+, free personnel who had to maintain classic Google+ during the past fourteen months, and -- most excitingly -- remove the constraints which prevented additional new functions from being introduced in the new Google+. I expect we will see some very exciting announcements about The Google+ in the months to come.
From better commenting, to showing you more of what matters, to bringing back Events, we’re making a bunch of improvements to Google+ based on your feedback.
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Please get off the subjects of Blake Shelton and his love life WITH Gwen Stefani. It is so childish and old news. Google tells their every move and we are so tired of hearing it
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Tarjoukset ovat voimassa 28.2.2017 saakka.


Arvomme kaikkien osallistuneiden kesken 1000€ matkalahjakortin. Arvonta suoritetaan 28.2.2017 klo 16:00. Voittajalle ilmoitetaan henkilökohtaisesti.

Osallistu arvontaan ja lue lisää tarjouksista:

#Matkamessut #Loistoristeilyt #Matka2017 #Arvonta #Matkailu
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Waiting for the spring...

Last year these tiny tulips blossomed in the second week of may.

Deep sigh.

I miss my flowers!

#Garden #Gardening #Spring #Tulips #Pihahommat

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Decide which privacy settings are right for you

"You control your personal information.

With these settings you can manage what info you keep private, and what data is saved to your account to improve your Google experience..."

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#Google   #MyAccount   #Security   #Content  
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That was amazing .. what a clever pooch.
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Oh how I miss diving in the Red Sea!

I do hope that the situation in Egypt gets better...

I'll be on the first direct charter flight to Hurghada from Helsinki when they start again.

#Egypt   #Travel   #Scuba   #Diving   #RedSea   #Hurghada  
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The version you're using will be replaced soon. Click here to switch to the new Google+...


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+Shore Sitter Did you use the old/classic G+ to any extent? Because, most of us who used it a lot do not like the "new, improved" version at all. Slow and cumbersome!
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The fabulous +Linda Liukas :

Getting Closer to Computers

"People need to reconnect with technology to best take advantage of the opportunities it offers, according to author and programmer Linda Liukas.

Liukas runs Rails Girls, a website that teaches young women how to better understand computers and how to program.

The 32-year-old Finn is also the author of Hello Ruby, a children’s book about a little girl’s adventures inside a computer that was in part financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign that generated $380,000..."

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#NordicBusinessForum #Coding #Computers #Learning
People need to reconnect with technology to best take advantage of the opportunities it offers, according to author and programmer Linda Liukas. Liukas runs Rails Girls, a website that teaches young women how to better understand computers and how to …
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Warning: This is a rant. 😡

The New Google+ +1 spam is intolerable!

Almost every third post in the stream is the "spam" someone in my circles has given a +1 to.
I find this REALLY annoying: I'm being force fed something which is of no interest to me.

What happened to the interest-based Google+?

- Oh yes, it still exists: In the Classic G+ mode. Thankfully.

Can we PLEASE get a possibility to opt-out, +Google+ !

#Rant   #GooglePlus   #Spam   #Plusones   #Stream   #Posts  
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The new Google+ does not work for moderation. My choices are: A) remove "Ask to Join" and "Hold for review"  from the communities which I own and would abandon, letting the porn bots and con artists take over, or B) delete the communities
( giving up years of work building them).
I am not alone in facing this dilemma....
Google will have shot itself in the foot with no chance of recovery.
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SEO basics: 22 essentials you need for optimizing your site

"Here we’ll take a look at the basic things you need to know in regards to search engine optimisation, a discipline that everyone in your organisation should at least be aware of, if not have a decent technical understanding..."

Learn more about search engine optimization:

#SEO #Google   #Website   #Business   #Search  
Here we’ll take a look at the basic things you need to know in regards to search engine optimisation, a discipline that everyone in your organisation should at least be aware of, if not have a decent technical understanding. One of our most popular articles of all time is a post entitled SEO Basics: 8 Essentials When Optimizing Your Site. It still does the business for us in terms of traffic, however it was first published in April 2013, so you c...
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Keep track of your Google+ activities

From the settings:

#GooglePlus #Activities #Posts #Comments #Views #ActivityLog  
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My son is sharing his location with me when he goes for a night out:

Let your loved ones know you’re safe with our new personal safety app

"Whether it’s hiking alone or walking down a street after dark — sometimes you want to know someone's got your back.

To help you feel safe and give your friends and family peace of mind, today we're launching Trusted Contacts.

This new personal safety app lets you share your location with loved ones in everyday situations and when emergencies arise — even if your phone is offline or you can’t get to it..."

Learn more:

#Safety #PersonalSafety   #App   #Google   #Location   #TrustedContacts  
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+Outward Bound Finland I do like it very much.
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Social Media coach and Entrepreneur.
I was one of the Top Contributors to the official Google+ Help Community from 2012 to 2016. Unfortunately now my business takes up so much time that I've had to resign and became one of the Google Top Contributor alumni.

I have been acknowledged by Google to have professional knowledge of many Google products..

"Top Contributors are trusted partners, connecting regularly with Google to stay in-the-know about new and improved product features." 

I have my own business Gplussa for coaching businesses, students and non-profits. Social media, digital marketing, Googletools...

Welcome to my Circleverse!

❤  ❤ ❤

Which circle is right for me?    
"Legally blonde non-geeks who are into Google, writing, tech, edu, travel, scuba diving, golf, science and all kinds of interesting stuff."    

I'm the mother of these Google+ expressions:

Let's Circle! = Let us connect & communicate
- Goobie = Google+ newbie or newcomer
- Googl+verse, Circleverse or Circlesphere 
= All of my contacts and everyone else in G+
- Blueheads = People without profile pics
- Tag+less = Nothing on the hovercard
- Glady or many Gladies = Awesome G+ Ladies
- G+rk = Comment spammer or jerk
- G+tiquette = Google+ etiquette



I live in Jyväskylä, Finland.  Have visited about 450 destinations in 46 countries.  Used to work as a tourguide in several countries for 8 years absorbing history and present day culture, then as a production  & sales manager in a leading travel agency. Have been lecturing and coaching a lot.

I like languages very much (nobody speaks Finnish :-) and here is a list of those that I speak / understand, starting with the most fluent:

  • Finnish, English, Swedish, Spanish, Carelian
  • Italian, French, German, Portuguese
Cannot read or write but have some verbal skills:
  • Greek, Thai, Arabic


About me in Finnish:

Tervetuloa Plussan puolelle kaikki suomalaiset!

Suomi -yhteisö kaikille meille, mukaan vain!

Yritykseni Gplussa sai siivet toukokuussa 2012.
Tarvitsetko somekouluttajaa tai Social media community manageria hoitamaan some-kenttää?

Mistä on kyse, Jaana Nyström?

Kuinka minusta tuli kouluttaja sekä yhteisömanageri:

Ryhdyin yrittäjäksi "vanhoilla päivillä" eli viisikymppisenä ja vaihdoin kertaheitolla ihan eri alalle kuin missä olin viettänyt viimeiset 23 vuotta -> matkailu.

Kiinnostuin sosiaalisesta mediasta varsinkin pienyrittäjien näkökulmasta: Ryhdyin miettimään jo omankin yritykseni kannalta kuinka olisi mahdollista saada some-näkyvyyttä ihan ilman mainosbudjettia tai rahankäyttöä. Valtavasti opiskeltavaa on edelleen, homma muuttuu melkein joka päivä: Uutta tulee mutta jotkut parhaat pysyvät.

Olen Suomen seuratuin Nobody - Plussan puolella.

2015 Helsingin Sanomat teki ison jutun minusta:

Haastatteluni Keskisuomalaisessa

Blogini suomeksi: GooglePlussasta 
(My blog in Finnish)

Google+ yrityssivuni +Gplussa suomeksi
Matkailualan sivu +Travel Pro Tips
Suomesta englanniksi +Finland Explorer

Vielä kerran, lämpimästi tervetuloa kaikille!

#Suomi  #Finland   #Someuttaja
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Entrepreneur, business coach, consultant. Most followed person in Finland. I have been on Google+ since the beginning.
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Jyväskylä, Finland
Helsinki, Finland - Bangkok, Thailand - Rimini, Italy - Rhodos, Greece - Albufeira, Portugal - Malaga, Spain - Agadir, Morocco - Sousse, Tunisia - Riccione, Italy - Hua Hin, Thailand - Pattaya, Thailand - Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain - Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain - Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain - Pafos, Cyprus
Social media and digital marketing coach, blogger, consultant, community manager
Public speaking, business coaching.
  • Gplussa: Social media coach
    Gplussa founder, present
    I help small businesses utilize social media and digital marketing.
  • Helinmatkat Travel Agency
    Production and Web Manager, 1995 - 2010
  • Aurinkomatkat
    Tour guide abroad, 1987 - 1994
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