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You should have said! 
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I thought I'd read that you could get RSS feeds (e.g. twitter) into your G+ list by using Google Reader as a Go-between. 
I tried & it showed me posts I'd already made at that point, but not any posts I've done since. 
The more I've read, though, the more one can't do what I want to do ... am I correct, therefore, in thinking that I can't use Google+ as an aggregator of feeds that can be shared with others? (As one could in the past?)
So, if I want shared feeds, Netvibes or something is the route to take?
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You can't use Google+ as an RSS reader. Depends what you mean by shared feeds - Tried Google Reader Bundles?
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+Alan Cann - you've done a lot with getting students to use a variety of Social Media tools for research projects/ general study skills etc., etc., haven't you?  
What's your current tool of choice? I've tried various in the past; Netvibes for RSS feeds & letting them select tools worked to a degree, but it wasn't great for getting a real discussion going, as they didn't all have a/cs on the requisite sites; VLE based blogs were ideal for me to quickly check who'd not done anything, but pants for getting them to develop external networks; and so on. 
I'm contemplating, therefore G+, as they've got it anyway via the Uni Google Apps; if they want to have external blogs / create youtube videos/ play with prezi etc,. etc.,  they can then embed stuff (can you embed tweets? ); any other suggestions??
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I was thinking of the outcomes you had when using diigo/delicious.
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My Android phone's just updated to Jelly Bean; seems ok, though not sure about the 'Currents' that's appeared; reading comments, it seems that people generally like it, other than the storage it requires.
Any thoughts generally on it? (Either Currents or Jelly Bean in general)
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I can't wait until its rolled out for my htc one x
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Ooh, this is one of our MSc Software Engineering Students :) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18397429
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Just getting back into the swing of things after 10 days away.

I've also decided to start to move more of my work related rambles to here/twitter (not that rambling is very twitter-ish!), so going to have a bit of a cull in Facebook of work only contacts.
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Funny enough I did this Sunday and uploaded all my tagged phoos from Facebook (yes, manually) because google+ deserves it, in my opinion.
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I've set up a survey, mostly to demonstrate to students what can be done with Google Docs - and to give them some data to have a play with on Monday. 
I've already asked on Twitter, but for those who aren't also on it ... if you're able to complete it, I'd be very grateful :)
https://docs.google.com/a/port.ac.uk/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhpNVlsZWtMTEtiREhQTHRvS2pyYXc6MQ
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Quick survey! Hello! I'm currently teaching on a unit for year 2 (UK) Undergraduate students. The unit is fairly broad and covers, among other things, research skills, and how social media is used in the work place. I've created this mostly to give the students a Google form that actually has quite a lot of data in it, but also to get a range of views about how social media can be used in both the research process & also as they move into the work place. If y...
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Good :) I keep forgetting that Windows 7 PCs don't have it, as I have still got XP in the office. 
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A query: I have a folder on Google Drive that I've shared with someone; he's added some photos. If I use the 'list' view; then I can see his photos. If I use the 'grid' view, (so that I can preview the photos), then I don't see them.
I can see the ones I uploaded to the folder in both views.  
Is this 'normal' behaviour? 
I'm using Chrome 20.whatever, Windows XP. I've also tried switching back to 'old version' of Google Drive & back to the new version that lets me have the grid view, but to no avail. 
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Well, I just dragged them from the folder they were in, into it. It didn't complain it couldn't move them, as they were already there. (I thought I might have to go via an intermediary folder, but I didn't have to) 

That seemed to do the trick, as  I can now see them in the grid view, and they haven't  been duplicated in the list view! 
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Anyone confess to having the latest version of IE? In the past, I've pointed IE lovers to iespell ( http://iespell.com  ) to give them a spell checker if they want one. However, do newer versions of IE have them in? (I do try to encourage them to use a different browser, but some have their preferences & anyway I believe in choice. Even if I consider it a silly one!)
ieSpell - A free spell checker plugin for internet explorer. Add spell checking capability to web based HTML Forms, contentEditable IFrames and more.
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I really should come here more often, it changes every time I come! 
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With Facebook's changing post visibility options (or, to be strictly accurate, making it much easier to do!), and the relative ease of doing, I've been thinking again about what to set as the default here.

Since G+ started, I've had a trickle of people who've added me to their circles. If they have others I know in their circles - and it tells me we have 30 people in common - it's easy to decide to add them & where. If, on the other hand, we don't share anyone (often, I suspect, because they have decided to hide their lists of people in their circles), I sometimes go to their profile. If they've got some public posts and/or a comprehensive profile, then I may or may not add them.

I have tried going to the 'incoming posts' list, but that isn't always useful, especially if some of my new followers are prolific posters & others are more thoughtful intermittent posters.

If, however, there are no public posts, and a very limited profile, then I tend not to add them, and just have to guess as to why they added me.

What do others do, and, if you've selected to minimise the public info - are you getting any kind of feeling that others are acting as me? (Clearly, as those settings aren't default, you've made an active choice to hide stuff, and that's entirely fine)
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My current policy:
People who I know or people who look "good" based on posts get added to appropriate circles (based on content).
People who are marginal get added to my WTF Circle on probation.
Most people get rejected.
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Senior Lecturer, School of Computing.
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  • University of Portsmouth
    Senior Lecturer, 2000 - present
  • Lord Mayor Treloar College
    Tutor, 1990 - 1997
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My main account is on the University Google+ - search for me via University of Portsmouth
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I'm Emma Duke-Williams, a lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth, with a particular interest in the use of IT to support learning and assessment. Having previously been a Special Needs teacher, I'm also very interested in accessibility of online materials.
Other roles in the department include Year 1 co-ordinator, MSc tutor - and various other behind the scenes web-related things! When not working, I like to travel - the picture was taken on the Soren Larsen, while at anchor in Ureparapara, Vanuatu.
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