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You asked, we listened. From helping you see more of the comments, photos and posts that matter to bringing back Events, check out how we’re making the new Google+ work better for you: https://goo.gl/urfBS8
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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All Star Wars. All The Time: Meet Google+'s chief curator of The Force +Raymond Mendiola IV

Hello Raymond! So, you’re a Star Wars art enthusiast, when did this start?

”I started curating Star Wars art way back in 2013, but I think it was the steady amount of new Force Awakens art last year in 2015 that inspired me to seek out new Star Wars art in general and share it everyday.”

What can people expect from your Star Wars art Collection?

There are so many amazingly talented fans across the globe that create amazing art - whether it be based on The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, or Rogue One. Each and every day I feature the latest and greatest new Star Wars art. I also do a monthly top-10 of the best of the best Star Wars art from the previous month as well as a couple of interviews a month with some of these incredible artists.”

Whats the most interesting piece you’ve encountered?

“A lot of art I feature depicts alternate or hypothetical situations in the Star Wars universe, but one of the more interesting stories is perhaps in "The Last Survivor" (plus.google.com/+RaymondMendiolaIV/posts/H1Tn6oHC1aL) by Morgan Yon."

"In the beginning of A New Hope on board the Tantive IV, a Rebel is able to get his hands on Darth Vader's lightsaber and decapitate him, he is eventually captured by the stormtroopers, and ends up the last survivor. You can just see the emotion conveyed on his face and his disbelief of being able to best a Sith lord like Vader.”
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Meet Create Member +Lyubomir Spirov

What attracted you to back metal music? How long have you been a fan?

"It's been approximately 11 years since I got myself into black metal and my passion for it has grown tremendously over time. There are a number of facts that fascinate me about this kind of music but non of which can be described in mere words. In my point of view, it is a way of expressing one's darkness in a non-destructive form - through music."

What's the purpose and mission behind 'Support Black Metal'?

"Black metal is as vast as the universe itself. My mission is to discover the best underground bands and connect them to the right audience. The whole thing around SBM started more than 3 years ago on Google+ and evolved into a blog that collects rare albums, interviews and artwork. In addition, SBM is a personal project that is run by one man only. Apart from supporting, it also pays homage to all the artists and musicians who continuously create and push this genre forward!"

What are the misconceptions of black metal music that some people have?

"Of course, I've come across people who are strongly against this "wicked form of music", which is totally fine. Often this is due to the fact that many bands project their visions through violent lyrical themes and imagery on stage. However, that does not mean that those people are criminals, drug addicts or lowlifes as people outside the black metal community will state. In many cases, they would be designers, developers, marketing specialists, doctors and the list goes on and on. In other words - truly remarkable people."

Lyubomir's Collections:

Black metal news (https://plus.google.com/collection/wDwOME)
Cover of the day (https://plus.google.com/collection/I3InqB)
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Meet Create Member +Champ Santos

Hey Champ! Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m Champ, I'm a Senior Software Engineer and I love sharing and creating news and articles about the progress of technology in our lives. My most followed and most updates collection is my collection about Android News. While i love everything about technology, i have a special preference for the Android platform which is why the majority of the content i share and create is about it.”

That’s really cool, what else are you into?

”I also create and share content for the stuff that geeks love like comic book news (Marvel or DC), Star Wars, and Harry Potter. I also share photography in some of my Collections from time to time (Food, Nature and Places). You can also find Collections about art and history on my feed.”

Champ’s Collections & Links

Today in Tech - https://plus.google.com/collection/kdQIAB

Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/lein0211
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Discover the Portrait Gallery Community

Are you a photographer with a penchant for portraits? Check out the Portrait Gallery run by Community Vanguards member +Aamir Shahzad, where members a common passion of taking portraits! Membership is open to all, though the Community is tightly curated to maintain a high quality standard. Join to share your portrait work, and be a part of the one of the best groups for portraiture on Google+!

The Portrait Gallery: (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105485508154661995829)


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#ThatsAPlus: +BRUNO DINIZ's Portuguese language Collection amasses 20,000 followers

After starting with only a dozen followers, Bruno is now enjoys a large audience thanks to his consistency and focus on quality posts.

So what's the takeaway? When your Collection is new and you aren’t getting a lot of attention, don’t be discouraged. Remember Bruno and keep pushing!
 
2016 UM ANO GOOGLEMENTE G+
O Google mudou meu conceito sobre redes sociais
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Desde o início das operações do Google+ eu investi na criação de um perfil que fosse uma alternativa ao perfil que eu já possuía em uma outra rede social. Fiquei alguns anos com um simples perfil tentando aprender os segredos desta incrível ferramenta, foi quando o Google lançou o sistema de coleções... Com isso eu criei a coleção "Entre Cédulas, Moedas Selos e Histórias" e mesmo com pouco mais de uma dezena de seguidores eu nunca desisti de criar conteúdos e de investir meu tempo na plataforma, deixando de lado outras redes sociais! Meu esforço foi recompensado quando minha coleção recebeu destaque no Google pelo conteúdo proposto, me dando mais ânimo, motivação e vontade de aprender de fato como usar a rede. Não sou um perito na plataforma, mas estou todos os dias aprendendo com outros usuários, debatendo novas idéias, criando novos conteúdos e vendo minha coleção tendo o sucesso merecido pelo esforço e reconhecimento que o Google foi capaz de me dar! Hoje tenho quase 20.000 seguidores em minha coleção, participando e interagindo das formas mais diversas... Estou feliz com os resultados e minha coleção numismática, histórica e cultural só vem crescendo!!! Obrigado Google... O ano de 2016 foi "G+" e 2017 poderá ser ainda melhor! Crie sua coleção também, venha participar...

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Google+ Tips: Following Collections

Collections are a group of posts centered around your favorite interests, be sure to search for new Collections periodically and follow them for fresh posts in your feed!
 
Follow a Collection

Have you found a Collection full of posts that you're interested in?

Then Follow it to see future posts in your home stream.

▶ Click the "Follow" button.
▶ If you have not followed any collections before then you'll see an info dialog with a link to more info about following collections.
▶ Once you have followed the collection you can (optionally) turn notifications on. Where you will be notified of new posts.

Find collections that interest you using search or browse some promoted collections here: plus.google.com/collections/featured 
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#ThatsAPlus: +Jay Patel launches a digital magazine for photographers looking to improve their craft. 
 
Free Visual Wilderness Magazine: Oct' 2016
We started a free magazine in April 2016....Never did we imagine that it would be downloaded over 10,000 times. ;)

This month's issue deals with Being Creative. It contains ideas to help you see photos that others don't see.

Enjoy & Share.
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#landscapephotography #naturephotography
Visual Wilderness Magazine is a free, special edition electronic periodical designed to bring you landscape photography articles, photos, tips and even free eBooks from our contributing photographers.
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Google+ For Newbies: The Three C’s of G+

New year, new members! Many of you reading this are vets who know the ins and outs of Google+. But we’d like to take a quick moment to welcome all of the new members who have recently joined. Joining a new network can sometimes be overwhelming, so starting today we’ll be sharing a few posts designed to help you understand and enjoy G+.

Today we’ll be starting with the three pillars of Google+, Communities and Collections make connections. 
 
The 3 Cs of Google+
#newGplus #howtogoogleplus

Collections: Help you organize posts around topics, and let your followers choose what types of posts they want to see from you. If you find yourself posting a lot about a specific topic, it’s a good idea to create a collection. People who really want to read about this subject will engage more as you are providing content they are interested in, and people who don’t want to hear about it, won’t be turned off. It’s a win-win for everyone.
support.google.com/plus/answer/6320409

Communities: You can have conversations with people who share your interests. Different than collections in which only the owner can post, communities allow every member to post. Advantage: invites discussions and exchange of ideas and provides different points of view on a subject. Disadvantage: requires a lot of work from the moderator to keep the posts on topic and monitoring behaviour while trying to allow everyone to express their ideas.
support.google.com/plus/answer/6320411

Connections (or circles): You can add people/pages to your circles. Also called follow.
When you follow a person/page, posts they share with you will show up in your home stream, unless your settings stop this from happening.
Someone you follow doesn't have to follow you back, so they might not see what you post.
Make sure you follow because you are interested on the posts and not as a complimentary follow back. Google will suggest people, communities and collections based on who you follow. In the end, who you follow will have a big influence in your G+ experience.
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Best Practices for Google+ Collections:

Have a Collection? Or thinking of creating one? Check out the Collections Best Practices Guide for game-changing tips on creating, improving, and maintaining successful Collections! (http://goo.gl/u0h3yr)

Visit the Google+ Collections Community for more resources and help with Collections: https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024
 
New year, new guide to Collections!
Check out our Collections Best Practices: http://goo.gl/u0h3yr

Last year, we released lots of content aimed at helping you develop and grow your Collections like Collections 101 and the Getting Started Guide. We’re excited to kick-off 2017 with more great content!

Introducing: Google+ Collections Best Practices http://goo.gl/u0h3yr
Collections are a wonderful way to share your interests with others. They are also a powerful tool for reaching wider audiences and gaining visibility. Want to know how to do all that? Check out Collections Best Practices for helpful tips on creating, improving and maintaining successful Collections!

For more resources, check out:
Getting Started Guide: http://goo.gl/3GWhHX
Collections 101 https://youtu.be/l1Fh6m4ySvo

Happy New Year!
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Beautiful photos deserve to be seen in all their glory, but traditionally that’s meant your bandwidth pays the price. Check out how we’re putting machine learning to work on the hi-res images in Google+ streams so they load using up to 75% less bandwidth per image, but continue to display as they were meant to be seen.
We’re putting machine learning to work on the hi-res images in Google+ Streams so they load using up to 75% less bandwidth per image, but display in their full glory.
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Meet Create Member +Jina Wallwork

Hello Jina! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your passion?

”I’m Jina Wallwork and I'm an artist. My passion for art began when I did, and it will cease when I breathe for last time. It is a piece of me, and it is not shaped by external forces. My passion responds to the external world, but it isn't defined by it. Through art I express my connection to all things. My art is a part of my voice.”

How did you draw inspiration to write a book?

My art is inspired by many different experiences. When I faced heartache I used art to express my own difficulties. I found a point of vulnerability and expressed both my love and sorrow. These pieces combined to become a book about the experience. Sharing the experience made me realize that I wasn't alone.”
http://www.jinawallwork.co.uk/books/broken.html

Check out Jina’s Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/I6-WX
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Welcome to the Google+ Page - we're excited that you've dropped by. Here you'll find all of the current happenings on Google+, which will feature:
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As always, if you need product support you can visit our Help Center or the Google+ Help community. If you would like to share feedback with us about your Google+ experience you can use the "Send Feedback" button at the bottom of the left-hand side navigation menu.

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