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Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections - https://plus.google.com/collections/featured).

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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View from the roof of a George Washington University Building where I watched the fireworks above the National Mall. Thanks again Google Photo Assistant!

(Would link to the video on Periscope but it's already aged off it seems... )
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I demand that you go to this website and give me tips on how to die less. One out of three dwellers always dies. I know I can resurrect but damn. 

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Today's gift from Google Photos Assistant is a panoramic view of Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia Maryland, stitched together from several photos I took. April 2013.
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Just a quick public service announcement. While I will continue to post serious work-related things and reshare funny stuff, my timeline is going to be a lot more heavy with Google Photo Assistant gifs like this one.
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Starting out with one every day or so. :) I don't know why I'm SO fascinated with the +Google Photos  Assistant but I love it.

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Makes the IoT easier to build -> How Google's Eddystone Will Take Beacons Further Than Ever Before
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You had a great idea, you wrote your heart out, and it turned out to be a huge...dud. How can you unlock quality content from your worst-performing posts?
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Spotted a video quality report in the wild when my Youtube playback slowed.
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View of the National Harbor from the water facing windows at the Westin. Worth the extra $25.
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Things that are EVERYTHING part one: "And that day shall forever be known as the day Cersei Lannister learned the thirst is real."

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I'm a localized packet of happy energy. And also a web site promotion specialist.
Introduction

Tinu Abayomi-Paul, web site promotion specialist and author, is also the principal consultant of Leveraged Promotion, a website promotion company. Their specialty is bringing companies with an existing offline presence the local, national or international exposure they need to increase profitability, by leveraging the cost-effective tools available on the web.

In January 2014, Tinu was named one of the top 50 Industry Influencers by AGBeat. In February 2014 she was also awarded a Women's Leader Fellowship by the Hot Mommas Project. 

In December 2012, Tinu was listed as one of Digital Sisterhoods Digital Sisters of the year. In September 2012, Tinu was quoted in the CNN article: "Why Business Women are Flocking to Twitter", as part of the CNN Leading Women showcase. In October 2012, Tinu was featured in TopRank's yearly updated list of 25 Women Who Rock Social Media.

In June 2012, Tinu was featured in AGBeat's Business Leader Showcase. In December 2011, Liberated Muse named Tinu as one of the Top Ten Women in Social Media.

She currently serves on Network Solution's Social Media Web Advisory Board, and is Editor of Hot Mommas Project as well as its community leader.

You may have seen some of her how-to articles featured in Site Reference, the Internet Search Engine DataBase, Site Pro News, About.com, Search Engine Journal, Web Pro News, Search Engine Guide, American Chronicle, on Amazon, in Why Social Media? here on Amazon's Kindle, or at her flagship site, Free Traffic Tips. She's also published several dozen multimedia guides that teach entrepreneurs how to better leverage the power of the web to bring buyers to your site.

You can reach her online here at Google+ or at AskTinu.com, FreeTrafficTip.com or LeveragedPromotion.com. Or you can call her offices at Leveraged Promotion toll-free at 1-855-227-5852.

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Prolific writer, Network Solutions Social Web Advisory Board member, supporter of ground-breaking legislation to paintball tag morons, haver of fancy footwork, owner of smart mouth, deceptively friendly demeanor despite deep shyness and extremely potty-like mouth,, recovering videophobe. I sometimes disagree. But I'll refrain from being disagreeable. Also: can be bought but not for less than $2.1 million.
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Writer, Author, Web Site Promotion Specialist, Speaker, Poet.
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    Semi-Retired Web Site Promotions Specialist, present
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Robert Half Technology
  • Saturn
  • Starbucks
  • MGM Mirage
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My friends took me here for Sunday brunch the weekend after my birthday. You can order an item from a menu, then there's an omelet bar and an all you can eat buffet. When one thinks of buffets though, they don't normally have such a fine dining experience in mind. There was plenty of staff there, present but not hovering. Instead of feeling like an add-on restaurant it definitely had the same service feel as the hotel it was in.
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I started going to the pharmacy at Walgreens instead of Walmart once my insurance kicked in. Day and night experience. Several times the pharmacist himself would call me to double-check that a change in my prescription occurred or if it was ready for pickup. Renewing is as easy as replying to an email they send you when it's almost time. So courteous and friendly in the store too and I was never kept waiting without being acknowledged.
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Never stay in the lodge and you'll never have a problem. The tower part of the hotel is fantastic. You can't book a room facing the lake for some reason. But if you're lucky enough to get one, you'll have a beautiful view of sunset or sunrise. Service here is incredible, except in nights when there's concert at Merriweather Post Pavillon. The furniture is a little worn here & there, but if you're looking for a clean place to stay with wonderful customer service, clean rooms, and quiet enough for a business trip, come on down. Eat at least one meal in the Waterside cafe or outside for the full experience. But watch out around the less busy part of the lake in the summer-- every now and again a snake comes out if the grass. It's well downhill of the hotel properly though. You're safe and you might get treated with a duck sighting.
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