Everyone, welcome +Ekaterina Walter to Google+!! Intel's awesome Social Media Strategist. hehee

Here are 11 resources to get you started:
1. +Simon Laustsen's G+ Cheat Sheet
https://plus.google.com/108443027359212340995/posts/KqbVqVaG4jv
2. 40 Google+ Tips and Tricks for Power Users
http://www.pcworld.com/article/236651/40_google_tips_and_tricks_for_power_users.html
3. 20 of the Best Google Guides
http://freelancefolder.com/20-of-the-best-google-guides-and-tutorials-to-get-freelancers-up-and-running/
4. Google+ Shortcuts and Tips (updated)
http://www.localseoguide.com/google-plus-shortcuts-tips/
5. Find People on G+ (directory of 9.6M indexed users)
http://www.findpeopleonplus.com/
6. Google+ Statistics complete with leaderboards and top posts (from +Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten who brought us TwitterCounter.com)
http://socialstatistics.com/

My fave Chrome extensions so far, and a nifty widget:
7. G+Me - allows you to collapse/expand posts and comments (a must have!) and a few more bells 'n' whistles: http://huyz.us/google-plus-me/
8. Replies and More - adds Reply to Author to all posts and comments. Also allows easy share on Twitter and Facebook: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fgmhgfecnmeljhchgcjlfldjiepcfpea
9. Usability Boost - adds several visual features to enhance readability, among other nifty features: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dkcppcocablbakkaboahjmljpodddkcp
10. Plus One Anything - adds a nifty +1 button to your browser toolbar for plussing any website whether they have the +1 button or not
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ebhbdmijnijoeoanepompkkdpclndleo
11. Google Plus Widget - place a widget on your blog/site to display your follower (people who have circled you) count and realtime rotating updates.
http://widgetsplus.com/

My G+ buds, any other help for G+ newbies? +Chris Lang? +Chris Brogan? hehee ♡

UPDATE: More awesome links to add:
The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists:
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/07/27/the-mother-of-all-google-resource-lists/
Google+ The Complete Guide by +Ben Parr
http://mashable.com/2011/07/16/google-plus-guide/
and a directory:
http://group.as (cool site to become a "groupee" lol!)
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