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Thomas Kjær Nielsen
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Our prayers and thoughts go out to the people of Norway. I've been to Oslo and I know many folks there. Thinking of you.
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Nice G+ introduction from Scoble
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Oh, Google+ has a problem. If you start a full-on blog post from a Share of someone else's post, it isn't collapsable or sharable. Sorry about that.

So, here's my tips for Google+ new users:


My tips for newer users of Google+:

1. Learn what circles are and how to put people into them. When I first started out I went crazy with circles, opening up something like 20 of them. That wasn't very smart, it turned out. Now I'm back to seven. Simple ones like "friends, family, coworkers, geeks, VCs, tech press." Etc.

2. Learn how to distribute content to circles, or public, or certain people. When you post here you don't need to send it to everyone. You can send it just to people you've put in a specific circle, like "friends" or you can send it to a specific person, like me.

2b: Learn not to use your home feed as your main place to visit. Start a circle called "my home circle." Now when you add people you can add them to multiple circles, but if you don't want to see someone everyday you can keep them out of your home circle (unfortunately if you follow people they will always be on your actual main feed).

3. Find a few "seed followers" that you like to follow. Then look at who they are following. You'll find lots more people to follow that way. For instance, I'm following 3,200 geeks, including most of the execs, tech press, VCs, etc. If those kinds of people float your boat, look through my list and pick and choose who you also want to follow.

4. Remember, posts with photos or video do better than just text posts, so see if you can figure out how to get other media in here.

5. If someone gets too noisy, let's cover how to handle that.

A. Too many posts. Sometimes you'll follow someone like +Chris Pirillo who posts a lot. What I've done with those folks, is put them into a "Noisy buttheads" circle. That way they don't pollute all your other circles, although they still will show up on your home feed. Feel free to put me in that circle for now.

B. Too many comments on some posts. Some posts will go viral here. It won't just happen to me. For instance, it might happen to you now that I've pushed you into 33,000 people's view by resharing your post (more on that in a second). If this happens to just one post, you can click the drop-down-menu over to the right of a post and choose "mute." You'll never see that post again. This is a good way to get rid of some things that are cluttering up your feed.

C. Consistently high engagement noise (there are already about 50 people who are consistently getting high engagement, folks like me, Trey Ratcliff, Leo Laporte, etc etc) and for us you just need to segregate us into our own circle. Or just put up with that kind of noise (I enjoy engaging in a lot of rapid-fire comments).

6. Turn off email notifications, or learn to filter them with Gmail's filters. I have turned them off. Too much email, too fast, especially if you get hit by one of the whales here (sorry for hitting you on the first day).

7. Setup your profile and make sure it's hyper complete. Look at mine at https://profiles.google.com/scobleizer and then go set yours up at https://profiles.google.com (I've spent a lot of time on mine).

8. Try to talk about something other than Google+. Try to say what you'll be doing with this. Post something original. Or, start a good debate about something that you care about. Etc. I'm really trying to do this because I'm getting bored with talking about Google+, but I see a lot of new people coming in here, so wanted to write down my thoughts based on my first 13 days.

9. Try using keyboard. J moves down. K moves up. I'm sure there's others coming.

10. If you use Google Chrome as your browser, there are a bunch of extensions you should try: http://pear.ly/fDvaa

11. Learn how resharing works. For instance, I took your original post and reshared it with my audience. Right now that causes some duplication noise (folks following both of us will see your post twice, once from you, once reshared from me) and there will be separate comments under both. Fragmentation is gonna be a problem until Google fixes that here. But resharing is how things are getting very viral. For instance, I just reshared your item with 33,000 people. Now, what if 10% of those reshared it with THEIR audiences? This is why things get crazy very quickly.

Anyway, that's some things. I'm sure you'll hear lots of other advice today. Have fun and looking forward to seeing what you post here.
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G+ + tabbed pin = EPIC WIN (is that a double negative?)
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Heheh...
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Hjælp til at vælge Umbraco?
 
Er Umbraco det rette match? 12 virksomheder besøgte Kraftvaerk og fik en demo af Umbraco CMS samt et kig bag kulisserne på nogle af de store Umbraco-løsninger, vi står bag.
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Nej tak, valget er truffet ;)
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Det kan ikke andet end at blive stort... nice skills!
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Hidden G+ gem - I think - click the profile picture on a profile... EPIC!
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Only works if the person has more than one profile picture though...
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Er der nogen danskere der bruger Google Chrome på Mac og som kan få stavekontrollen til at fatte en skid? den giver røde stregner på "jeg" og lignende...

(og er der overhovedet nogen der ser denne besked?)
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Jeg har heller ikke haft problemer med det.
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Dave Cohen originally shared:
 
I've seen a lot of questions about how sharing and circles work in Google+. Hopefully I can help explain how the system works, and how you can use it for fine-grained sharing. If you have more questions, ask them in the comments and I can try to update the post.

Sharing

When sharing content in Google+, you have some different options for who to share it with:
1) You can share it to individuals by autocompleting their names or entering an email address, and only these people will see your post¹.
2) You can share it with one or more circles. Only the people in the circles you chose will see the post.
3) You can share it to Extended Circles, which means your circles, and all of your circles' circles (kind of like friends-of-friends).
4) You can share it publicly, which means anyone can see your post.
5) Or, you can share to any combination of the above.

Consuming

With any of the sharing choices above, people will only see your post in their stream if they have you in a circle. So even if I share to my "best friends" circle, my friends won't see my post unless they also have me in one of their circles (or if they go to my profile)².

Conversely, if I want to read my best friends' posts, just having them in my circle isn't good enough. They need to share their posts to a circle that includes me.

What does this mean for you as a Google+ user?

You know all those random people adding you to circles you? Don't worry about them, they'll only see your posts if you post publicly, or (maybe) if you post to your extended network³.

Fine-tuning your circles is really the key to making the most out of Google Plus. +Vincent Mo recently authored a great post about how to tune your circles for sharing & consuming: https://plus.google.com/116594199576805510790/posts/9ioWC6aNuZP .

And, as most of you know, Google Plus is only about a week old! We're listening to all your feedback and writing code as fast as we can :-) This is one of the most energetic and passionate teams I've been on over my 6 years at Google. Expect a lot of great improvements, big and small, rolling out on a continual basis.


Footnotes

[1] By default, posts you make can be reshared by anyone who has access to read it. If you don't want your post to be reshared, you can choose to disable in the drop down menu in the upper right. You can also + (or @) reply someone on a post which gives them access to see it even if they weren't in your original set of circles.

[2] If you so choose, you can view posts from people who have you in their circles by switching to "Incoming" mode in your stream.

[3] If you really want to, you can block people... but there's really no need. If you don't share publicly, they'll never see your posts.
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I see... thinking... don't know what the sollution is :-P
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  • Kraftvaerk
    CTO, Ejer, 2008 - present
  • webdanmark.com
    Projektleder, Teknisk arkitekt, 2001 - 2008
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Technology fascinates me. Technology used in a new way that inspires users fascinates me even more.
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Working with web technologies on +10 years now
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  • Rosenvangsskolen
    Folkeskole, 1988 - 1997
  • Marselisborg Gymnasium
    Studentereksamen, 1997 - 2000
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