Seems fitting to start the Rackspace Hosting Google+ page out with this tour.
Let us know what you'd like to see from Rackspace Hosting here.
If you are a customer or an employee, post a comment here and we'll get you added into the page here.
1. You Can +1 a Page to Show Support or Add Them to Your Circles
We know you love some brands and businesses. Others you may want to show a quick note of support, but not see all their updates. So just drop a little +1 and keep going, or add a page to any circle you want. You're in control.
2. No Google+ Page Can Follow You Until You Follow Them
We want Google+ to be a place you love to share. Pages cannot circle you until you follow them first. Of course, if you are in their circles, they can share great deals, exclusive coupons, product tips and hangouts, but the relationship is yours to start.
3. In Fact, Google+ Pages Can't Even Mention You Unless You're Connected
That's right. The page can't even say your name unless you're following. No +mention spam.
4. Google+ Pages Automatically Unfollow You If You Unfollow Them
If you remove a Google+ Page from your circles, you are automatically removed from their circles. You always are in charge.
5. You Can Find Google+ Pages In Google Search
With a new feature we call Direct Connect, just type + followed by the brand name in Google Search, and you can see pages automatically display. Type to see Pepsi, and for Dell. It's that easy.
We're very excited about the great work we've seen with Google+ Pages so far. So many amazing companies are here, and you can see from all the work we've done that we want your experience on Google+ to remain a fantastic one.
- CustomScoopFounder & CEO, 2000 - present
- DCI GroupPublic Affairs, 2011
- Griffin Strategy Group
- The Heritage Foundation
- U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff
- U.S. Rep. David McIntosh
- National Grassroots and Communications
Chip Griffin brings a history of innovation in communications and media to his current role as CEO of CustomScoop, a media intelligence company he co-founded in 2000. CustomScoop provides a cloud-based subscription service that monitors, measures, and reports on traditional and social media coverage for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, public relations agencies, and small-to-medium sized enterprises.
Chip returned to the helm of CustomScoop in 2011, after serving as Chief Digital Officer of DCI Group, a global public affairs firm based in Washington, DC. He helped create the DCI Digital communications practice and oversaw the development and implementation of campaigns for industry-leading companies and trade associations.
An experienced entrepreneur, Chip has founded or co-founded more than a half dozen companies, including an online communications agency, a new media publisher, and an angel-investing group.
Before setting out on his own, Chip served as CEO of Townhall.com where he helped establish the site as a leading provider of policy-oriented news and commentary. He also held several positions on Capitol Hill, in both committee and personal offices, and was the Deputy House Liaison for the Heritage Foundation.
A prolific writer, Chip has been blogging since 1999 and currently publishes on his own blog, Pardon the Disruption, and provides occasional guest commentary for other blogs and media outlets. He is a regular columnist for Mass High Tech magazine and was the Editor and Publisher of PrimaryScoop, a newsletter that covered the presidential primary process during the 2000 election cycle. Over the years, his writing has appeared in leading publications including the Washington Post and New York Times. He has been a frequent guest on talk radio and co-hosted several online radio shows.
Chip actively participates in industry groups, including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR). He frequently speaks on media and communications topics at events sponsored by these and other organizations.
A graduate of American University in Washington, DC, Chip serves as Vice President of the AU Alumni Association and is a member of the AU School of Public Affairs Advisory Council. Chip lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons.
- American UniversityPolitical Science, 1991 - 1994
- Portsmouth High School1987 - 1991