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Here it is.
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+John R. Ellis Btw John, I have never joined a smaller, inactive, or private community. Thanks for your advice. It is helping me narrow things down.
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I realize this question "might" look stupid (maybe I am too, but who's to say ;));

What url does google+ use to inform its users of news (updates/changes/prospects/...)?
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I wondered the same thing.
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What is all the stuff you see on Google+?

Read on... :-)
 
Updated:
Posts you see in your Google+ Home stream

When you log into Google+, you’ll see posts from the people and pages you follow, as well as the communities you’ve joined, in your Home stream.

With just a few clicks, you can customize this Home stream, so you can see more updates from your Family circle, Sports Collection or Cute Puppies community, and less from other circles and communities; however you want to make your Home stream your own! 

http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2015/03/posts-you-see-in-your-google-home-stream.html

#Posts     #GooglePlus     #Collections     #Communities  
The screenshots are from a desktop using Chrome browser. When you see posts in your Home stream, there may be several different types of posts. When you log into Google+, you’ll see posts from the people and pages you foll...
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Good info about setting up your birthday on Google+:

#Birthday     #Plushelp     #Googleplustips  
Jaana Nyström originally shared:
 
Google+ and your birth date or birthday

"When you sign up for Google+, we’ll ask you to provide your date of birth so that we can provide you with features like age-appropriate settings when you use Google services and personalised content.

If you already have a date of birth associated with your Google account, you won't be prompted to enter your date of birth.

By default, your date of birth (day and month only) will be visible to people in Your Circles. You can always edit who can see it on your profile."

Problems?

When people are trying to change their birth date in a manner that would change their age from under 18 to 18 or older, or from 18 or older to under 18 - it cannot be done. 

Google does prohibit those changes as part of its enforcement required by laws such as the US Federal Law named the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 

You can change your age to remain under 18 and wait for that “birthday” (before you can make changes as being over 18) 
or to remain 18 or older, but not to cross that line.  

Read more from Google: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1350405

#Birthday     #Birthdate     #Googleplus     #Jaanatip  
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Gender Female

Birthday November 25,1980

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Jaana Nyström
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Circles, circles...  :-)
Google+ Top Contributors originally shared:
 
Learn more about circles

Circles are an essential part of Google+.
They're the key to sharing!

The great thing about circles is that they let you group people together based on how you think of them in real life...

- Google+ Help http://bit.ly/1HRAgNJ

#Googleplustips #Circles #TCpost
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Jaana Nyström
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The different types of posts you see in your Google+ Home stream

The screenshots are from a desktop using Chrome browser.

When you see posts in your Home stream, there may be several different types of posts...

Learn more:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2015/03/posts-you-see-in-your-google-home-stream.html

#Googleplustips     #JaanaTip     #Plushelp     #Posts     #Stream  
The screenshots are from a desktop using Chrome browser. When you see posts in your Home stream, there may be several different types of posts. This post is shared in a Community: See the green icon and Community name on top...
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Google+ Top Contributors

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Take a Tour on Google+:
 
For the Google+ newcomers

Learn about Google Plus:
On a desktop, at the bottom of the menu pillar you'll find "Tours".

See how things work on Google+.

#TCpost     #Googleplus   #Plushelp  
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Jaana Nyström
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Good info about the names on Google+ and how changing the name affects other Google products, too.

#Names     #Googleplustips  
 
Create or change your Google+ profile name

"Google+ profiles are meant for individual people. That’s why we recommend using your first and last name on your profile. It will help friends and family find you online, and help you connect with people you know.

If you want to use Google+ to represent something like your business, your band, your family, or your pet, a Google+ page may work better for you.

Important: changing your name on Google+ will change it in all Google products like Gmail and Google Wallet.

You can only change your name three times in 90 days."


Learn more at Google+ Help http://bit.ly/1z0CO2o

#Jaanatip #Googleplus #Names #Edit #Profile
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Jaana Nyström
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Share the photos!

:-)  Tips here from Google:
 
If no one sees the photos, did your vacation even happen? 4 tips for sharing those memories using the Photos app on your Android device → http://goo.gl/pvKZn6
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known, but great to see again, thanks for nice reminder! +Jaana Nyström 
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Check who mentioned you on Google+:
 
In case you missed this:
Google+ mentions stream! See who +mentioned you

Direct link to your stream: http://bit.ly/1yzx6II

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1yzx43A

#Googleplus #Update
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Google+ Top Contributors

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How to Unblock someone on Google+:
 
How to unblock someone on Google+

Go to their profile and hover over the grey blocked box under their profile image. On mobile, tap to Unblock.

View a list of whom you have blocked:

Open Google+.
Near the top left corner, click the drop-down menu > People.
Near the top center of the page, click Your circles .
Near the top left corner of the page, click Actions > View blocked.

To unblock, click on the “Unblock” next to the name of the blocked person.

If you can’t see a list of who you’ve blocked on mobile, please use a computer instead.

You can view a list on Android: tap the people icon, tap See more people and pages, tap the menu icon, then View blocked.


Learn more about blocking from Google+:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1047934

#Blocking     #Unblocking     #Googleplus     #TCpost  
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More information on the topic also in my post about blocking:
https://plus.google.com/+JohnREllis/posts/az4TTkYLX5X
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Community OHMS

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Audience Setting

Information for people who accidentally change their Audience Setting then don't know why no one can see their posts, but can see their comments on other posts. 

#Helper   
 
Audience

Now and then someone posts to the Helper Communities about people not being able to see their posts or comment on their posts, and we can't reply to them, because they have monkeyed with their Audience setting, so that people can't see their posts or reply to them.

Here is the Classic G+ link explaining some aspects of it:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6020454?p=restricted_profile&hl=en&rd=1

If people see "Restricted" on your profile when you didn't specifically block them, the Audience setting is most likely to blame.  Go to Settings, Audience tab, and reset your audience to Anyone. [see screenshot below].  If you Age Restrict - then people who don't have known ages (even though they are adults), won't be able to see your posts or comment on them.

Give people who have messed up their Audience (usually trying to block someone) a link to this post to try and get them straightened out.  I may tag such people in the comments with their G+ ID (if I can) when they post to my communities with a Restricted Profile.  


#FAQs   #Audience   #Restricted  
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Ron Smith

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Can I have different passwords for my google account and for my gmail.
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Thanks for letting me know you're all set, +Ron Smith​.
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Neldonax “KYS”

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Pleas remove ze rahkis.




Zey are retarded enough to not ignore me.





HANZ!



(HITLER JOKES FTW)!
 
My grandson pushed me from my computer and typed another profane message. Afterwards he went on a rant about how he was going to "dedoss" this person who threatened to hack me.

I don't know what that means, but he indeed is doubling up on his medication this week!
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Great post by +Peggy K :

Take control of your Home stream!

#Googleplus     #Stream     #Posts  
Is your Google+ Home Stream flooded with posts from "What's Hot", Communities and your Circles? Adjust the amount of posts in your stream from What's… - Peggy K – Google+
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Thanks for sharing +Gplus Expertise ! Being able to manage what you see (and don't see) in your stream is one of the great features of Google+!
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This is an excellent post for newbies!

Thanks +Carol Dodsley :-)

#Plushelp     #Googleplustips  
 
How To View All Google Plus Notifications

& Monitor Your Brand!

Who is Mr Jingles? He is the Google + notifications bell on your GooglePlus profile...

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1xVO7Kk

#Googleplus #Notifications
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Thanks for sharing +Gplus Expertise :)
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Jaana Nyström
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Don't worry, Plus on! :-)
 
Concerned about Unknown People Circling You on Google+? 

Many people who are new to Google+ get concerned by notifications that a person they do not know circled them. The truth is that having someone circle you is completely harmless. Circling on Google+ is not like "friending" on Facebook, which is a two-way relationship. 

The most common concern is that the unknown person might be able to see your private information. They cannot. A person who adds you to their circles can only see information that you share with Public or possibly with Extended circles if that person is in the circles of someone in your circles. People who add you cannot see posts or anything else shared only with your Circles unless, of course, you add them to your Circles.

Another common concern is that unknown people might be able to spam your Stream. That too is impossible. Having you in one of their circles allows people to attempt to share posts with you but the posts will not appear in your Stream unless you add them to your circles. 

That being said, some people simply do not want to be in specific people's circles for one reason or another. You can remove yourself from a person's circles by blocking them. Blocking can cause complications for you, however, so a simple trick is to block a person and then immediately unblock them. (Unblocking does not add you back to their circles.) Using this trick would not prevent them from circling you again, but the odds are excellent that they won't notice that you are no longer in their circles.

If you have further concerns about your privacy on Google+, I encourage you to read the following post about controlling your privacy on Google+:
https://plus.google.com/+JohnSkeats/posts/FSA7Uxy59Nj

#GooglePlus   #GooglePlusTips   #Privacy  
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Even I am not as fearless as you, +Pam Adger , and I take on some big bullies.
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Jaana Nyström
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How to edit or delete a Google+ post

You can also edit or delete comments on Youtube.

#Googleplus     #Plushelp  
 
Feeling remorseful after trolling a post? Don't worry, you can easily edit or delete your comments on Google+. Learn more here: http://goo.gl/7xyI5G. #TipTuesday  
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Jaana Nyström
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Get started on Google+

Great post from +Alex Garcia !

#Googleplustips     #Plushelp  
 
What can you do in Google+?
Here are some ideas
Show the world who you are and what you’re passionate about. Choose a beautiful cover photo, share some fun facts, or even add your bragging rights.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/profile/
From restaurant directions in Google Maps to breaking stories from your favorite news source, Circles make sharing easy from anywhere.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/circles/
From foodies to football fanatics, Communities bring people together around passions. Exchange news and ideas, and make new connections in public communities.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/communities/
Enjoy fun new versions of your pictures. You’ll see your photos combined into short animations, joined into panoramas, and merged into group shots where everyone looks good.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/photos/
Whether you’re talking just with that special someone or figuring out Friday night plans with the whole gang, Hangouts are like real-life conversations. You can show photos and share how you’re feeling with emoji.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/
Sort your stream by specific circles to get just your roommates' updates, or go straight to posts from your favorite sports teams. Check out What’s Hot for trending posts, or look "Nearby" to see what’s happening right around you.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/mobile/
When you're invited or creating an Event, they'll appear in your Google Calendar, making it easy to keep track of all your plans in one place. And after the event, there is no need to chase down your guests for their pictures – everyone can contribute to one shared photo collection.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/events/
Discover great places with reviews from people in your circles. You'll see their recommendations all across Google, including Google+, Search, and Maps.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/local/
And if your here just for business take a look at
http://www.google.com/+/brands/
Have a great day!
Source: Google Plus / Learn More 
#howtogoogleplus   #googleplustips   #learnmore  
Share selectively with just the right people, and decide who you want to see posts from in your Home stream.
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Thanks for the reshare
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Jaana Nyström
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Good tips from +Alex Garcia !

#Googleplus  
 
Control your G+ experience
There are definitely lots of options in Google plus.
Screenshots from desktop.
Some options are only available on desktop version.
http://goo.gl/VvprT (opens slides presentation)
1) Profile privacy settings
2) Profile visibility / availability
3) Communities membership
4) Who to share with?
5) Who can interact with you?
6) Disable comments / Disable reshares
7) Delete comments from others
8) Edit your post or comment
9) Mute post / Report abuse / Remove from circles / View Ripples
10) Options when reading posts
11) Control noise in your home page
12) Prioritize circles
13) Customize your circles
14) +1 share visibility and activity log
15) Who can tag / download / use your photo
16) Autobackup
17) Albums / Photos
18) Do you want notifications emailed or via SMS?
19) Subscribe/Unsubscribe from circles/communities
20) Stop emails from communities / Location sharing
21) Target audience.
Feel free to use these slides. I update it regularly.
#tipsandtricks   #googleplustips   #newtogoogleplus  

 
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