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Google Product Expert for YouTube, Google+, AdSense, Blogger, Hangouts & Project Fi
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Where to find me and the Weekly Update

A few people have asked me where I'll be going with the shutdown of Google+. I'm not planning to leave Google+ imminently, so can still find me here :)

I will continue to post the Weekly Update on my blog:
https://www.peggyktc.com

You can subscribe to my blog updates by email:
https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=blogspot/EpZnp

You can subscribe to just my Weekly Updates by email:
https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=PeggyKTCWeeklyUpdate

(Verification is required for email subscriptions)

I also share everything on Twitter, and I will continue to do that after Google+ closes:
https://www.twitter.com/peggyktc
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Twitch Creator Camp is live October 26-28

Live from TwitchCon: For the first time ever, we’ve teamed up with successful Twitch Partners and Twitch staff experts to bring you three full days of streamer education. We’ll be walking you through advice on everything from building a stronger community to mastering the offline hustle and more.

See the schedule and see reminders
https://www.twitch.tv/creatorcamp/en/live/

A free +Twitch account is required.
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YouTube Premieres available to everyone

Go to www.youtube.com/upload on desktop and you should see a notice on the right sidebar.

You'll see the option when you upload a video and set it Public or Scheduled.
YouTube Premieres are now available to all Creators

I had my first Premiere yesterday, and it worked great. Give it a try!

Learn more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbi_Ic1DDwQ

Learn more in the YouTube Help Center:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9080341

Announcement:
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2018/10/a-final-update-on-our-priorities-for.html

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YouTube Premieres are now available to all Creators

I had my first Premiere yesterday, and it worked great. Give it a try!

Learn more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbi_Ic1DDwQ

Learn more in the YouTube Help Center:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9080341

Announcement:
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2018/10/a-final-update-on-our-priorities-for.html
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The new YouTube Learning program supports creators making educational content

Today YouTube announced they are investing $20 million in YouTube Learning, an initiative to "support education focused creators and expert organizations that create and curate high quality learning content on YouTube."

They have set up a Learning Fund to support creators who want to build multi-session learning content for YouTube. If you’re interested in this program, please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUTXdkXpUP9Mv__uAi925nAQXGz7TRJCoPDT7-L3PRqkGK6w/viewform

The deadline is November 15th.

Eligible applications:
* Must come from applicants that manage at least one YouTube channel with a minimum of 25,000 subscribers

* Demonstrate a strategy to develop multi-session content - multiple videos that build on one another

* Clearly depict the intent to teach in a factual, informative, and trustworthy manner, indicating expertise and / or a scrupulous approach to accuracy, including but not limited to research, fact checking, and objectivity

The new YouTube Learning channel has "curated tutorials, DIY videos, skill-based playlists, and other high-quality educational content from a range of creators"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdxpofrI-dO6oYfsqHDHphw

Announced in today's update from +Susan Wojcicki
https://youtube.googleblog.com/2018/10/youtube-learning-investing-in.html
YouTube Learning
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A Community for those who will stay to the bitter end

I'm there. Will you be there?
Stream starting to look a bit emptier than usual? Not seeing as much engagement on your Posts? Is Google+ starting to feel at least a bit like an actual Ghost Town as your connections migrate away, this Community is made for you! A Community for Plussers who plan to Share and Engage all the way to end. We'll keep the music playing and the punchbowl flowing until they drag us out kicking and screaming... or, you know, disappointedly removing the app from our phones and the bookmarks and shortcuts from our Web Browsers.
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Join me to discuss how you can get your Google+ Followers to subscribe to your YouTube channel!

The video and chat are here: https://youtu.be/MnfUdR8JDTc

If you would rather discuss on Google+, comment on this post: https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/brzYbd624YA

Subscribe to my channel for more tips and tutorials:
https://www.youtube.com/c/peggyktc?sub_confirmation=1

Update Thanks for watching the premiere live!

Check out my blog for a detailed tutorial
https://www.peggyktc.com/2018/10/turn-google-plus-followers-into-youtube-subs.html
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How many of these sites that shaped the internet have you visited?

Many of the 100 sites are still up and running today

What does a spot on this list mean? It certainly doesn’t mean “best.” A number of sites on this list are cesspools now and always have been. We’re not even sure the internet was a good idea—we’ll need another few decades before we come to any conclusions. In this case, we set out to rank the websites—not apps (like Instagram), not services (like PayPal)—that influenced the very nature of the internet, changed the world, stole ideas better than anyone, pioneered a genre, or were just really important to us. Some of these sites seemed perfectly arbitrary a decade ago and turned into monstrous destinations or world-destroying monopolies. Other sites have been net positives for humanity and gave us a glimpse of what can happen when the world works together. In many ways this list is an evaluation of power and who has seized it. In other ways, it’s an appreciation of the places that still make the web worth surfing.

See the list on +Gizmodo
https://gizmodo.com/100-websites-that-shaped-the-internet-as-we-know-it-1829634771
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New this week: YouTube embedded video player update, Adobe updates for creators, Google is unbundling Android apps in the EU and more

While Plussers are looking for a new home, life - and app updates - go on. There are improvements to video watching, live streaming and much more.

* The YouTube embedded video player - the one you use on websites other than YouTube - got a redesign. It now displays the channel’s avatar, and there is no longer a way to hide the title or prevent related videos from appearing at the end. You can, however, limit the related videos to those from the same channel.

* And now you don’t need to stop watching videos while you are surfing on desktop. On YouTube, just click the mini-player icon on the bottom right of any video to continue watching as you browse the site. And if you use Chrome, picture-in-picture is now the default on Linux, Mac and Windows (and soon Chrome OS), so you can watch videos in a floating window whatever you are doing on your computer.

* There is evidence Facebook was aware that it was providing inaccurate video viewership metrics for over a year. Thos metrics not only mislead advertisers, but likely encouraged media companies and news organizations to shift their focus to creating videos for Facebook, cutting written content and writers’ jobs.

* This week was Adobe MAX - The Creativity Conference, where they announced a number of new products and updates on existing products. The theme: “The future belongs to those who can create”. Premiere Rush, a “simple but powerful” cross-platform video creation tool aimed at YouTubers and social media influencers, has now launched for desktop and iOS. Spark Post - Adobe’s simple graphic design app - is now available for Android. Photoshop is coming to the iPad. There was a preview of Project Aero, an Augmented Reality authoring tool. And they gave a sneak peek of Project Gemini, a new app focused on painting and drawing that will be available next year. See the links below for more updates.

* Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming platform, got two updates this week: the ability to assign chat moderators and replay editing tools that let you change the thumbnail and title.

* In July the European Commission fined Google 4.3 billion Euros for breaching EU antitrust rules by requiring phone manufacturers to install Google Search and Chrome to be able to install the Google Play Store on Android devices. While they are appealing this decision, to comply with the ruling, Google announced that they will no longer require the installation of Search and Chrome, and along with that, there will be a new paid licensing agreement for smartphones and tablets shipped into the European Economic Area. Whether this spurs the launch of new Android devices that are less tethered to the Google ecosystem remains to be seen.

* There are still no details about what will happen as Google+ is shut down, or if there will be updated tools for exporting your data. Among Plussers there has been a lot of discussion about alternative sites, including Pluspora, MeWe, Flickr and a number of others. I’ve been exploring some options, but don’t know where else I may end up for the long term. There are still 10 or so months before the consumer version of Google+ shuts down completely, so I’m in no rush to go elsewhere. If you want to discuss the options, you may want to check out the Google+ Mass Migration Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/112164273001338979772).

* Project Fi users affected by Hurricane Michael will be getting a $20 service credit

Plus there are more tips and updates for webmasters, YouTubers, drivers and more. Plus more discussion about Google+ and its demise. Click the link below for details.

Get all this week’s tips and updates:
https://www.peggyktc.com/2018/10/weekly-update-october-20-2018-youtube.html

Upcoming

* 21 October: Premiere of my tutorial: Convert Google+ Followers into YouTube Subscribers. Join for the live chat at 10AM Pacific time.
https://youtu.be/MnfUdR8JDTc (chat live)
https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/brzYbd624YA (Discusson G+)

* 22 October: Google+ Mass Migration Forum AMA: Eugen Rochko, the creator of the Mastodon microblogging platform
https://plus.google.com/104092656004159577193/posts/fbrCunZLXoq

* 23 October: Google+ no longer supports Internet Explorer 10
https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/google-will-no-longer-support-ie10.html

* 26 October: Google Partners Discover: Audience Strategies for the Holiday Season
https://events.withgoogle.com/google-partners-livestream-hub/discover/#content

* October: Google Takeout YouTube update: starting in October, original videos older than 6 months may replaced by a high quality compressed version
https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/FaJJwBQUYmF

Image: Ringelblumen by Koloman Moser, 1909 (Public Domain). Marigolds are the October birthflower
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Koloman_Moser_-_Marigolds_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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Gmail Compose Actions allows integration with Box, Dropbox, Atlassian and Egnyte

Compose Actions make it easy for you to add attachments, reference records, or liven up your messages with content from your favorite third-party apps right as you draft your message in Gmail.

Learn more on the Google Cloud Blog
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/never-miss-a-beat-new-integrations-make-it-easy-to-insert-content-trigger-actions-within-gmail
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