John Elstone2013-11-24 09:03:47
Create Google+ Hangouts On Air from the YouTube live streaming platform

What’s Changing
When creating a new live event from YouTube, users will see two different Types
▸The first type will launch a Google+ Hangout On Air if scheduled to start “now.”  If schedule to start in the future, it will list the Hangouts On Air in the Live Events Manager where it can be later started.  
▸The second type is the traditional YouTube live event. Users choosing that type will go through the traditional flow for creating and streaming live events on YouTube just as they always have.

Features
When creating a Google+ Hangout On Air from YouTube*, creators will have access to these features.  
Does not apply to Hangouts On Air created from Google+.  

“Go Live Now”
▸Conveniently start a Google+ Hangout on Air from the YouTube platform with minimum input of a title and click "Go Live Now."

YouTube Creator Settings for Hangouts on Air
▸Include YouTube creator settings for your Hangout on Air. e.g. InVideo Programming, promotion on channel page.

Webcam Live Streaming
▸No need to setup an encoder, just live stream from your browser.

Monetize
▸Monetize Hangouts on Air by showing pre-roll ads.

Schedule
▸Schedule your upcoming Hangouts on Air for a future date and utilize embedding, InVideo Programming, and promotion on the channel page to attract your viewers.
Note: Advanced scheduling of a Hangout on Air will also be available for events created from G+ in the future. 

New Time Range Picker
▸New intuitive time range picker with the ability to start now or schedule your event for a later date.

Concurrent Viewers
▸Hangouts on Air viewers will be able to see the number of concurrent viewers on their events watch page.

Private and Unlisted Hangout on Air
▸Users will be able to create Private and Unlisted Hangouts on Air events.

Live Control Room
▸Hangouts on Air creators can view real time analytics of their events in the Live Control Room.

Important note: Hangouts on Air cannot be started or stopped from the Live Control Room.  Creators can only monitor analytics from there.  Creators will need to start and stop their events from the Hangouts on Air user interface.

h/t: +Pooja Srinivas 
source: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/youtube/youtube-live/mim4NKbQy-M

#hangouts   #youtube  
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  • John Elstone2013-11-24 09:03:47
    Create Google+ Hangouts On Air from the YouTube live streaming platform

    What’s Changing
    When creating a new live event from YouTube, users will see two different Types
    ▸The first type will launch a Google+ Hangout On Air if scheduled to start “now.”  If schedule to start in the future, it will list the Hangouts On Air in the Live Events Manager where it can be later started.  
    ▸The second type is the traditional YouTube live event. Users choosing that type will go through the traditional flow for creating and streaming live events on YouTube just as they always have.

    Features
    When creating a Google+ Hangout On Air from YouTube*, creators will have access to these features.  
    Does not apply to Hangouts On Air created from Google+.  

    “Go Live Now”
    ▸Conveniently start a Google+ Hangout on Air from the YouTube platform with minimum input of a title and click "Go Live Now."

    YouTube Creator Settings for Hangouts on Air
    ▸Include YouTube creator settings for your Hangout on Air. e.g. InVideo Programming, promotion on channel page.

    Webcam Live Streaming
    ▸No need to setup an encoder, just live stream from your browser.

    Monetize
    ▸Monetize Hangouts on Air by showing pre-roll ads.

    Schedule
    ▸Schedule your upcoming Hangouts on Air for a future date and utilize embedding, InVideo Programming, and promotion on the channel page to attract your viewers.
    Note: Advanced scheduling of a Hangout on Air will also be available for events created from G+ in the future. 

    New Time Range Picker
    ▸New intuitive time range picker with the ability to start now or schedule your event for a later date.

    Concurrent Viewers
    ▸Hangouts on Air viewers will be able to see the number of concurrent viewers on their events watch page.

    Private and Unlisted Hangout on Air
    ▸Users will be able to create Private and Unlisted Hangouts on Air events.

    Live Control Room
    ▸Hangouts on Air creators can view real time analytics of their events in the Live Control Room.

    Important note: Hangouts on Air cannot be started or stopped from the Live Control Room.  Creators can only monitor analytics from there.  Creators will need to start and stop their events from the Hangouts on Air user interface.

    h/t: +Pooja Srinivas 
    source: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/youtube/youtube-live/mim4NKbQy-M

    #hangouts   #youtube  
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  • John Elstone2013-11-24 09:03:47
    Create Google+ Hangouts On Air from the YouTube live streaming platform

    What’s Changing
    When creating a new live event from YouTube, users will see two different Types
    ▸The first type will launch a Google+ Hangout On Air if scheduled to start “now.”  If schedule to start in the future, it will list the Hangouts On Air in the Live Events Manager where it can be later started.  
    ▸The second type is the traditional YouTube live event. Users choosing that type will go through the traditional flow for creating and streaming live events on YouTube just as they always have.

    Features
    When creating a Google+ Hangout On Air from YouTube*, creators will have access to these features.  
    Does not apply to Hangouts On Air created from Google+.  

    “Go Live Now”
    ▸Conveniently start a Google+ Hangout on Air from the YouTube platform with minimum input of a title and click "Go Live Now."

    YouTube Creator Settings for Hangouts on Air
    ▸Include YouTube creator settings for your Hangout on Air. e.g. InVideo Programming, promotion on channel page.

    Webcam Live Streaming
    ▸No need to setup an encoder, just live stream from your browser.

    Monetize
    ▸Monetize Hangouts on Air by showing pre-roll ads.

    Schedule
    ▸Schedule your upcoming Hangouts on Air for a future date and utilize embedding, InVideo Programming, and promotion on the channel page to attract your viewers.
    Note: Advanced scheduling of a Hangout on Air will also be available for events created from G+ in the future. 

    New Time Range Picker
    ▸New intuitive time range picker with the ability to start now or schedule your event for a later date.

    Concurrent Viewers
    ▸Hangouts on Air viewers will be able to see the number of concurrent viewers on their events watch page.

    Private and Unlisted Hangout on Air
    ▸Users will be able to create Private and Unlisted Hangouts on Air events.

    Live Control Room
    ▸Hangouts on Air creators can view real time analytics of their events in the Live Control Room.

    Important note: Hangouts on Air cannot be started or stopped from the Live Control Room.  Creators can only monitor analytics from there.  Creators will need to start and stop their events from the Hangouts on Air user interface.

    h/t: +Pooja Srinivas 
    source: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/youtube/youtube-live/mim4NKbQy-M

    #hangouts   #youtube  
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  • John Elstone2013-11-24 09:03:47
    Create Google+ Hangouts On Air from the YouTube live streaming platform

    What’s Changing
    When creating a new live event from YouTube, users will see two different Types
    ▸The first type will launch a Google+ Hangout On Air if scheduled to start “now.”  If schedule to start in the future, it will list the Hangouts On Air in the Live Events Manager where it can be later started.  
    ▸The second type is the traditional YouTube live event. Users choosing that type will go through the traditional flow for creating and streaming live events on YouTube just as they always have.

    Features
    When creating a Google+ Hangout On Air from YouTube*, creators will have access to these features.  
    Does not apply to Hangouts On Air created from Google+.  

    “Go Live Now”
    ▸Conveniently start a Google+ Hangout on Air from the YouTube platform with minimum input of a title and click "Go Live Now."

    YouTube Creator Settings for Hangouts on Air
    ▸Include YouTube creator settings for your Hangout on Air. e.g. InVideo Programming, promotion on channel page.

    Webcam Live Streaming
    ▸No need to setup an encoder, just live stream from your browser.

    Monetize
    ▸Monetize Hangouts on Air by showing pre-roll ads.

    Schedule
    ▸Schedule your upcoming Hangouts on Air for a future date and utilize embedding, InVideo Programming, and promotion on the channel page to attract your viewers.
    Note: Advanced scheduling of a Hangout on Air will also be available for events created from G+ in the future. 

    New Time Range Picker
    ▸New intuitive time range picker with the ability to start now or schedule your event for a later date.

    Concurrent Viewers
    ▸Hangouts on Air viewers will be able to see the number of concurrent viewers on their events watch page.

    Private and Unlisted Hangout on Air
    ▸Users will be able to create Private and Unlisted Hangouts on Air events.

    Live Control Room
    ▸Hangouts on Air creators can view real time analytics of their events in the Live Control Room.

    Important note: Hangouts on Air cannot be started or stopped from the Live Control Room.  Creators can only monitor analytics from there.  Creators will need to start and stop their events from the Hangouts on Air user interface.

    h/t: +Pooja Srinivas 
    source: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/youtube/youtube-live/mim4NKbQy-M

    #hangouts   #youtube  
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    Happy Birthday +Jaana Nyström 
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    Happy Birthday +Jaana Nyström 
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  • John Elstone2013-07-16 14:33:03
    Highlighted Posts

    With the recent Highlighted Posts feature came a lack of understanding of what it actually does and how the settings affect others, I have created a presentation which I'm hoping the average user will be able to understand.

    Some points worth mentioning:

    • Your +1’s will still be visible regardless of the Application Setting if the person can see the post, the setting only affects the Highlighted feature.

    • It is a great way to extend the reach of your posts to a wider audience and for you to discover other posts or people that might be of interest to you.

    • You now have a feature to track your +1’s in Google+ via the activity log – a highly requested feature!

    • Many thought that their privacy had been compromised due to their +1s all of a sudden being accessible by others, where the reality was they had access already if they were able to see the post by normal methods.

    There has been some positive and some negative experiences; hopefully the negatives will be addressed in future updates.

    Join +Ronnie Bincer, +Mark Traphagen, and +Dustin W. Stout  tomorrow to discuss how this feature may change the way we plus http://goo.gl/Gzb0u

    Thanks to +Stephan Hovnanian, +Robert Wallis, and +Michael Mason for their help in putting this together.

    +martin shervington I'm not sure if I should be thanking or throttling you for bring up the matter of extended circles (http://goo.gl/ICwQO)

    #googleplusupdate   #highlightedposts   #stephanhovnanianeffect  
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  • John Elstone2013-07-16 14:33:03
    Highlighted Posts

    With the recent Highlighted Posts feature came a lack of understanding of what it actually does and how the settings affect others, I have created a presentation which I'm hoping the average user will be able to understand.

    Some points worth mentioning:

    • Your +1’s will still be visible regardless of the Application Setting if the person can see the post, the setting only affects the Highlighted feature.

    • It is a great way to extend the reach of your posts to a wider audience and for you to discover other posts or people that might be of interest to you.

    • You now have a feature to track your +1’s in Google+ via the activity log – a highly requested feature!

    • Many thought that their privacy had been compromised due to their +1s all of a sudden being accessible by others, where the reality was they had access already if they were able to see the post by normal methods.

    There has been some positive and some negative experiences; hopefully the negatives will be addressed in future updates.

    Join +Ronnie Bincer, +Mark Traphagen, and +Dustin W. Stout  tomorrow to discuss how this feature may change the way we plus http://goo.gl/Gzb0u

    Thanks to +Stephan Hovnanian, +Robert Wallis, and +Michael Mason for their help in putting this together.

    +martin shervington I'm not sure if I should be thanking or throttling you for bring up the matter of extended circles (http://goo.gl/ICwQO)

    #googleplusupdate   #highlightedposts   #stephanhovnanianeffect  
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  • John Elstone2013-07-16 14:33:03
    Highlighted Posts

    With the recent Highlighted Posts feature came a lack of understanding of what it actually does and how the settings affect others, I have created a presentation which I'm hoping the average user will be able to understand.

    Some points worth mentioning:

    • Your +1’s will still be visible regardless of the Application Setting if the person can see the post, the setting only affects the Highlighted feature.

    • It is a great way to extend the reach of your posts to a wider audience and for you to discover other posts or people that might be of interest to you.

    • You now have a feature to track your +1’s in Google+ via the activity log – a highly requested feature!

    • Many thought that their privacy had been compromised due to their +1s all of a sudden being accessible by others, where the reality was they had access already if they were able to see the post by normal methods.

    There has been some positive and some negative experiences; hopefully the negatives will be addressed in future updates.

    Join +Ronnie Bincer, +Mark Traphagen, and +Dustin W. Stout  tomorrow to discuss how this feature may change the way we plus http://goo.gl/Gzb0u

    Thanks to +Stephan Hovnanian, +Robert Wallis, and +Michael Mason for their help in putting this together.

    +martin shervington I'm not sure if I should be thanking or throttling you for bring up the matter of extended circles (http://goo.gl/ICwQO)

    #googleplusupdate   #highlightedposts   #stephanhovnanianeffect  
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  • John Elstone2013-07-16 14:33:03
    Highlighted Posts

    With the recent Highlighted Posts feature came a lack of understanding of what it actually does and how the settings affect others, I have created a presentation which I'm hoping the average user will be able to understand.

    Some points worth mentioning:

    • Your +1’s will still be visible regardless of the Application Setting if the person can see the post, the setting only affects the Highlighted feature.

    • It is a great way to extend the reach of your posts to a wider audience and for you to discover other posts or people that might be of interest to you.

    • You now have a feature to track your +1’s in Google+ via the activity log – a highly requested feature!

    • Many thought that their privacy had been compromised due to their +1s all of a sudden being accessible by others, where the reality was they had access already if they were able to see the post by normal methods.

    There has been some positive and some negative experiences; hopefully the negatives will be addressed in future updates.

    Join +Ronnie Bincer, +Mark Traphagen, and +Dustin W. Stout  tomorrow to discuss how this feature may change the way we plus http://goo.gl/Gzb0u

    Thanks to +Stephan Hovnanian, +Robert Wallis, and +Michael Mason for their help in putting this together.

    +martin shervington I'm not sure if I should be thanking or throttling you for bring up the matter of extended circles (http://goo.gl/ICwQO)

    #googleplusupdate   #highlightedposts   #stephanhovnanianeffect  
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  • John Elstone2013-10-12 19:47:22
    Wish you was here...

    I've just came across this classic song by Pink Floyd which was rather poignant as today is the 10th Anniversary of my Dad passing.

    #wishyouwashere   
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  • John Elstone2013-10-12 19:47:22
    Wish you was here...

    I've just came across this classic song by Pink Floyd which was rather poignant as today is the 10th Anniversary of my Dad passing.

    #wishyouwashere   
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  • John Elstone2013-10-12 19:47:22
    Wish you was here...

    I've just came across this classic song by Pink Floyd which was rather poignant as today is the 10th Anniversary of my Dad passing.

    #wishyouwashere   
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  • John Elstone2013-10-12 19:47:22
    Wish you was here...

    I've just came across this classic song by Pink Floyd which was rather poignant as today is the 10th Anniversary of my Dad passing.

    #wishyouwashere   
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  • John Elstone2013-07-24 19:34:26
    RESHARE:
    A nice analysis of the new Chromecast by +Jeff Jarvis 

    Reshared text:
    Google just demoted your television set into a second screen, a slave to your phone or tablet or laptop. With the $35 Chromecast you can with one click move anything you find on your internet-connected device — YouTube video, Netflix, a web page as well as music and pictures and soon, I’d imagine, games — onto your big TV screen, bypassing your cable box and all its ridiculous and expensive limitations.

    Unlike Apple TV and Airplay, this does not stream from your laptop to the TV; this streams directly to your TV — it’s plugged into an HDMI port — over wi-fi via the cloud … er, via Google, that is. Oh, and it works with Apple iOS devices, too.

    I’m just beginning to get a grasp on all the implications. Here are some I see.

    * Simply put, I’ll end up watching more internet content because it’s so easy now. According to today’s demonstration, as soon as I tell Chrome to move something to my TV, the Chromecast device will sense the command and take over the TV. Nevermind smart TVs and cable boxes; the net is now in charge. There’s no more awkward searching using the world’s slowest typing via my cable box or a web-connected TV. There’s no more switching manually from one box to another. If it’s as advertised, I’ll just click on my browser and up it comes on my TV. Voila.

    * Because Google issued an API, every company with web video — my beloved TWiT, for example — is motivated to add a Chromecast button to its content.

    * Thus Google knows more about what you’re watching, which will allow it to make recommendations to you. Google becomes a more effective search engine for entertainment: TV Guide reborn at last.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell higher-priced video advertising on its content, which is will surely promote.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell you shows and movies from its Play Store, competing with both Apple and Amazon.

    * YouTube gets a big boost in creating channels and building a new revenue stream: subscriptions. This is a paywall that will work simply because entertainment is a unique product, unlike news, which is — sorry to break the news to you — a commodity. I also wonder whether Google is getting a reward for all the Netflix subscriptions it will sell.

    * TV is no longer device-dependant but viewer-dependant. I can start watching a show in one room then watch it another and then take it with me and watch on my tablet from where I left off.

    * I can throw out the device with the worst user interface on earth: the cable remote. Now I can control video via my phone and probably do much more with it (again, I’m imagining new game interfaces).

    * I can take a Chromecast with me on the road and use it in hotel rooms or in conference rooms to give presentations.

    Those are implications for me as a user or viewer or whatever the hell I am now. That’s why I quickly bought three Chromecasts: one for the family room, one for my office, one for the briefcase and the road. What the hell, they’re cheap.

    Harder to fully catalog are the implications for the industry — make that industries — affected. Too often, TV and the oligopolies that control it have been declared dead yet they keep going. One of these days, one of the bullets shot at them will hit the heart. Is this it?

    * Cable is hearing a loud, growing snipping sound on the horizon. This makes it yet easier for us all to cut the cord. This unravels their bundling of channels. I’ll never count these sharks out. But it looks like it could be Sharknado for them. I also anticipate them trying to screw up our internet bandwidth every way they can: limiting speeds and downloading or charging us through the nose for decent service if we use Chromecast — from their greedy perspective — “too much.”

    * Networks should also start feeling sweaty, for there is even less need for their bundling when we can find the shows and stars we want without them. The broadcast networks will descend even deeper into the slough of crappy reality TV. Cable networks will find their subsidies via cable operators’ bundles threatened. TV — like music and news — may finally come unbundled. But then again, TV networks are the first to run for the lifeboats and steal the oars. I remember well the day when ABC decided to stream Desperate Housewives on the net the morning after it aired on broadcast, screwing its broadcast affiliates. They’d love to do the same to cable MSOs. Will this give them their excuse?

    * Content creators have yet another huge opportunity to cut out two layers of middlemen and have direct relationships with fans, selling them their content or serving them more targeted and valuable ads. Creators can be discovered directly. But we know how difficult it is to be discovered. Who can help? Oh, yeah, Google.

    * Apple? As someone said on Twitter: Apple should have made this. 

    Yes, Apple could throw out its Apple TV and shift to this model. But it’s disadvantaged against Google because it doesn’t offer the same gateway to the entire wonderful world of web video; it offers things it makes deals for, things it wants to sell us.

    * Amazon? Hmmm. On the one hand, if I can more easily shift things I buy at Amazon onto my TV screen — just as I read Kindle books on my Google Nexus 7 table, not on an Amazon Kindle. But Amazon is as much a control freak as Apple and I can’t imagine Jeff Bezos is laughing that laugh of his right now.

    * Advertisers will see the opportunity to directly subsidize content and learn more about consumers through direct relationships, no longer mediated by both channels and cable companies. (That presumes that advertisers and their agencies are smart enough to build audiences rather than just buying mass; so far, too many of them haven’t been.) Though there will be more entertainment behind pay walls, I think, there’ll still be plenty of free entertainment to piggyback on.

    * Kids in garages with cameras will find path to the big screen is now direct if anybody wants to watch their stuff.

    What other implications do you see?
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  • John Elstone2013-07-24 19:34:26
    RESHARE:
    A nice analysis of the new Chromecast by +Jeff Jarvis 

    Reshared text:
    Google just demoted your television set into a second screen, a slave to your phone or tablet or laptop. With the $35 Chromecast you can with one click move anything you find on your internet-connected device — YouTube video, Netflix, a web page as well as music and pictures and soon, I’d imagine, games — onto your big TV screen, bypassing your cable box and all its ridiculous and expensive limitations.

    Unlike Apple TV and Airplay, this does not stream from your laptop to the TV; this streams directly to your TV — it’s plugged into an HDMI port — over wi-fi via the cloud … er, via Google, that is. Oh, and it works with Apple iOS devices, too.

    I’m just beginning to get a grasp on all the implications. Here are some I see.

    * Simply put, I’ll end up watching more internet content because it’s so easy now. According to today’s demonstration, as soon as I tell Chrome to move something to my TV, the Chromecast device will sense the command and take over the TV. Nevermind smart TVs and cable boxes; the net is now in charge. There’s no more awkward searching using the world’s slowest typing via my cable box or a web-connected TV. There’s no more switching manually from one box to another. If it’s as advertised, I’ll just click on my browser and up it comes on my TV. Voila.

    * Because Google issued an API, every company with web video — my beloved TWiT, for example — is motivated to add a Chromecast button to its content.

    * Thus Google knows more about what you’re watching, which will allow it to make recommendations to you. Google becomes a more effective search engine for entertainment: TV Guide reborn at last.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell higher-priced video advertising on its content, which is will surely promote.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell you shows and movies from its Play Store, competing with both Apple and Amazon.

    * YouTube gets a big boost in creating channels and building a new revenue stream: subscriptions. This is a paywall that will work simply because entertainment is a unique product, unlike news, which is — sorry to break the news to you — a commodity. I also wonder whether Google is getting a reward for all the Netflix subscriptions it will sell.

    * TV is no longer device-dependant but viewer-dependant. I can start watching a show in one room then watch it another and then take it with me and watch on my tablet from where I left off.

    * I can throw out the device with the worst user interface on earth: the cable remote. Now I can control video via my phone and probably do much more with it (again, I’m imagining new game interfaces).

    * I can take a Chromecast with me on the road and use it in hotel rooms or in conference rooms to give presentations.

    Those are implications for me as a user or viewer or whatever the hell I am now. That’s why I quickly bought three Chromecasts: one for the family room, one for my office, one for the briefcase and the road. What the hell, they’re cheap.

    Harder to fully catalog are the implications for the industry — make that industries — affected. Too often, TV and the oligopolies that control it have been declared dead yet they keep going. One of these days, one of the bullets shot at them will hit the heart. Is this it?

    * Cable is hearing a loud, growing snipping sound on the horizon. This makes it yet easier for us all to cut the cord. This unravels their bundling of channels. I’ll never count these sharks out. But it looks like it could be Sharknado for them. I also anticipate them trying to screw up our internet bandwidth every way they can: limiting speeds and downloading or charging us through the nose for decent service if we use Chromecast — from their greedy perspective — “too much.”

    * Networks should also start feeling sweaty, for there is even less need for their bundling when we can find the shows and stars we want without them. The broadcast networks will descend even deeper into the slough of crappy reality TV. Cable networks will find their subsidies via cable operators’ bundles threatened. TV — like music and news — may finally come unbundled. But then again, TV networks are the first to run for the lifeboats and steal the oars. I remember well the day when ABC decided to stream Desperate Housewives on the net the morning after it aired on broadcast, screwing its broadcast affiliates. They’d love to do the same to cable MSOs. Will this give them their excuse?

    * Content creators have yet another huge opportunity to cut out two layers of middlemen and have direct relationships with fans, selling them their content or serving them more targeted and valuable ads. Creators can be discovered directly. But we know how difficult it is to be discovered. Who can help? Oh, yeah, Google.

    * Apple? As someone said on Twitter: Apple should have made this. 

    Yes, Apple could throw out its Apple TV and shift to this model. But it’s disadvantaged against Google because it doesn’t offer the same gateway to the entire wonderful world of web video; it offers things it makes deals for, things it wants to sell us.

    * Amazon? Hmmm. On the one hand, if I can more easily shift things I buy at Amazon onto my TV screen — just as I read Kindle books on my Google Nexus 7 table, not on an Amazon Kindle. But Amazon is as much a control freak as Apple and I can’t imagine Jeff Bezos is laughing that laugh of his right now.

    * Advertisers will see the opportunity to directly subsidize content and learn more about consumers through direct relationships, no longer mediated by both channels and cable companies. (That presumes that advertisers and their agencies are smart enough to build audiences rather than just buying mass; so far, too many of them haven’t been.) Though there will be more entertainment behind pay walls, I think, there’ll still be plenty of free entertainment to piggyback on.

    * Kids in garages with cameras will find path to the big screen is now direct if anybody wants to watch their stuff.

    What other implications do you see?
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  • John Elstone2013-07-24 19:34:26
    RESHARE:
    A nice analysis of the new Chromecast by +Jeff Jarvis 

    Reshared text:
    Google just demoted your television set into a second screen, a slave to your phone or tablet or laptop. With the $35 Chromecast you can with one click move anything you find on your internet-connected device — YouTube video, Netflix, a web page as well as music and pictures and soon, I’d imagine, games — onto your big TV screen, bypassing your cable box and all its ridiculous and expensive limitations.

    Unlike Apple TV and Airplay, this does not stream from your laptop to the TV; this streams directly to your TV — it’s plugged into an HDMI port — over wi-fi via the cloud … er, via Google, that is. Oh, and it works with Apple iOS devices, too.

    I’m just beginning to get a grasp on all the implications. Here are some I see.

    * Simply put, I’ll end up watching more internet content because it’s so easy now. According to today’s demonstration, as soon as I tell Chrome to move something to my TV, the Chromecast device will sense the command and take over the TV. Nevermind smart TVs and cable boxes; the net is now in charge. There’s no more awkward searching using the world’s slowest typing via my cable box or a web-connected TV. There’s no more switching manually from one box to another. If it’s as advertised, I’ll just click on my browser and up it comes on my TV. Voila.

    * Because Google issued an API, every company with web video — my beloved TWiT, for example — is motivated to add a Chromecast button to its content.

    * Thus Google knows more about what you’re watching, which will allow it to make recommendations to you. Google becomes a more effective search engine for entertainment: TV Guide reborn at last.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell higher-priced video advertising on its content, which is will surely promote.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell you shows and movies from its Play Store, competing with both Apple and Amazon.

    * YouTube gets a big boost in creating channels and building a new revenue stream: subscriptions. This is a paywall that will work simply because entertainment is a unique product, unlike news, which is — sorry to break the news to you — a commodity. I also wonder whether Google is getting a reward for all the Netflix subscriptions it will sell.

    * TV is no longer device-dependant but viewer-dependant. I can start watching a show in one room then watch it another and then take it with me and watch on my tablet from where I left off.

    * I can throw out the device with the worst user interface on earth: the cable remote. Now I can control video via my phone and probably do much more with it (again, I’m imagining new game interfaces).

    * I can take a Chromecast with me on the road and use it in hotel rooms or in conference rooms to give presentations.

    Those are implications for me as a user or viewer or whatever the hell I am now. That’s why I quickly bought three Chromecasts: one for the family room, one for my office, one for the briefcase and the road. What the hell, they’re cheap.

    Harder to fully catalog are the implications for the industry — make that industries — affected. Too often, TV and the oligopolies that control it have been declared dead yet they keep going. One of these days, one of the bullets shot at them will hit the heart. Is this it?

    * Cable is hearing a loud, growing snipping sound on the horizon. This makes it yet easier for us all to cut the cord. This unravels their bundling of channels. I’ll never count these sharks out. But it looks like it could be Sharknado for them. I also anticipate them trying to screw up our internet bandwidth every way they can: limiting speeds and downloading or charging us through the nose for decent service if we use Chromecast — from their greedy perspective — “too much.”

    * Networks should also start feeling sweaty, for there is even less need for their bundling when we can find the shows and stars we want without them. The broadcast networks will descend even deeper into the slough of crappy reality TV. Cable networks will find their subsidies via cable operators’ bundles threatened. TV — like music and news — may finally come unbundled. But then again, TV networks are the first to run for the lifeboats and steal the oars. I remember well the day when ABC decided to stream Desperate Housewives on the net the morning after it aired on broadcast, screwing its broadcast affiliates. They’d love to do the same to cable MSOs. Will this give them their excuse?

    * Content creators have yet another huge opportunity to cut out two layers of middlemen and have direct relationships with fans, selling them their content or serving them more targeted and valuable ads. Creators can be discovered directly. But we know how difficult it is to be discovered. Who can help? Oh, yeah, Google.

    * Apple? As someone said on Twitter: Apple should have made this. 

    Yes, Apple could throw out its Apple TV and shift to this model. But it’s disadvantaged against Google because it doesn’t offer the same gateway to the entire wonderful world of web video; it offers things it makes deals for, things it wants to sell us.

    * Amazon? Hmmm. On the one hand, if I can more easily shift things I buy at Amazon onto my TV screen — just as I read Kindle books on my Google Nexus 7 table, not on an Amazon Kindle. But Amazon is as much a control freak as Apple and I can’t imagine Jeff Bezos is laughing that laugh of his right now.

    * Advertisers will see the opportunity to directly subsidize content and learn more about consumers through direct relationships, no longer mediated by both channels and cable companies. (That presumes that advertisers and their agencies are smart enough to build audiences rather than just buying mass; so far, too many of them haven’t been.) Though there will be more entertainment behind pay walls, I think, there’ll still be plenty of free entertainment to piggyback on.

    * Kids in garages with cameras will find path to the big screen is now direct if anybody wants to watch their stuff.

    What other implications do you see?
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  • John Elstone2013-07-24 19:34:26
    RESHARE:
    A nice analysis of the new Chromecast by +Jeff Jarvis 

    Reshared text:
    Google just demoted your television set into a second screen, a slave to your phone or tablet or laptop. With the $35 Chromecast you can with one click move anything you find on your internet-connected device — YouTube video, Netflix, a web page as well as music and pictures and soon, I’d imagine, games — onto your big TV screen, bypassing your cable box and all its ridiculous and expensive limitations.

    Unlike Apple TV and Airplay, this does not stream from your laptop to the TV; this streams directly to your TV — it’s plugged into an HDMI port — over wi-fi via the cloud … er, via Google, that is. Oh, and it works with Apple iOS devices, too.

    I’m just beginning to get a grasp on all the implications. Here are some I see.

    * Simply put, I’ll end up watching more internet content because it’s so easy now. According to today’s demonstration, as soon as I tell Chrome to move something to my TV, the Chromecast device will sense the command and take over the TV. Nevermind smart TVs and cable boxes; the net is now in charge. There’s no more awkward searching using the world’s slowest typing via my cable box or a web-connected TV. There’s no more switching manually from one box to another. If it’s as advertised, I’ll just click on my browser and up it comes on my TV. Voila.

    * Because Google issued an API, every company with web video — my beloved TWiT, for example — is motivated to add a Chromecast button to its content.

    * Thus Google knows more about what you’re watching, which will allow it to make recommendations to you. Google becomes a more effective search engine for entertainment: TV Guide reborn at last.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell higher-priced video advertising on its content, which is will surely promote.

    * Google gets more opportunities to sell you shows and movies from its Play Store, competing with both Apple and Amazon.

    * YouTube gets a big boost in creating channels and building a new revenue stream: subscriptions. This is a paywall that will work simply because entertainment is a unique product, unlike news, which is — sorry to break the news to you — a commodity. I also wonder whether Google is getting a reward for all the Netflix subscriptions it will sell.

    * TV is no longer device-dependant but viewer-dependant. I can start watching a show in one room then watch it another and then take it with me and watch on my tablet from where I left off.

    * I can throw out the device with the worst user interface on earth: the cable remote. Now I can control video via my phone and probably do much more with it (again, I’m imagining new game interfaces).

    * I can take a Chromecast with me on the road and use it in hotel rooms or in conference rooms to give presentations.

    Those are implications for me as a user or viewer or whatever the hell I am now. That’s why I quickly bought three Chromecasts: one for the family room, one for my office, one for the briefcase and the road. What the hell, they’re cheap.

    Harder to fully catalog are the implications for the industry — make that industries — affected. Too often, TV and the oligopolies that control it have been declared dead yet they keep going. One of these days, one of the bullets shot at them will hit the heart. Is this it?

    * Cable is hearing a loud, growing snipping sound on the horizon. This makes it yet easier for us all to cut the cord. This unravels their bundling of channels. I’ll never count these sharks out. But it looks like it could be Sharknado for them. I also anticipate them trying to screw up our internet bandwidth every way they can: limiting speeds and downloading or charging us through the nose for decent service if we use Chromecast — from their greedy perspective — “too much.”

    * Networks should also start feeling sweaty, for there is even less need for their bundling when we can find the shows and stars we want without them. The broadcast networks will descend even deeper into the slough of crappy reality TV. Cable networks will find their subsidies via cable operators’ bundles threatened. TV — like music and news — may finally come unbundled. But then again, TV networks are the first to run for the lifeboats and steal the oars. I remember well the day when ABC decided to stream Desperate Housewives on the net the morning after it aired on broadcast, screwing its broadcast affiliates. They’d love to do the same to cable MSOs. Will this give them their excuse?

    * Content creators have yet another huge opportunity to cut out two layers of middlemen and have direct relationships with fans, selling them their content or serving them more targeted and valuable ads. Creators can be discovered directly. But we know how difficult it is to be discovered. Who can help? Oh, yeah, Google.

    * Apple? As someone said on Twitter: Apple should have made this. 

    Yes, Apple could throw out its Apple TV and shift to this model. But it’s disadvantaged against Google because it doesn’t offer the same gateway to the entire wonderful world of web video; it offers things it makes deals for, things it wants to sell us.

    * Amazon? Hmmm. On the one hand, if I can more easily shift things I buy at Amazon onto my TV screen — just as I read Kindle books on my Google Nexus 7 table, not on an Amazon Kindle. But Amazon is as much a control freak as Apple and I can’t imagine Jeff Bezos is laughing that laugh of his right now.

    * Advertisers will see the opportunity to directly subsidize content and learn more about consumers through direct relationships, no longer mediated by both channels and cable companies. (That presumes that advertisers and their agencies are smart enough to build audiences rather than just buying mass; so far, too many of them haven’t been.) Though there will be more entertainment behind pay walls, I think, there’ll still be plenty of free entertainment to piggyback on.

    * Kids in garages with cameras will find path to the big screen is now direct if anybody wants to watch their stuff.

    What other implications do you see?
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 17:01:56
    My 09 ZZR1400
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 17:01:56
    My 09 ZZR1400
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 17:01:56
    My 09 ZZR1400
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 17:01:56
    My 09 ZZR1400
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 17:01:56
    My 09 ZZR1400
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 08:51:55
    When love becomes an instinct
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
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  • John Elstone2014-06-01 08:51:55
    When love becomes an instinct
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
  • 51 plusses - 2 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-06-01 08:51:55
    When love becomes an instinct
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
  • 51 plusses - 2 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-06-01 08:51:55
    When love becomes an instinct
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
  • 51 plusses - 2 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-06-01 08:51:55
    When love becomes an instinct
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
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  • John Elstone2014-06-06 10:30:27
    Guy Martin on a Superbike mission! Isle of Man TT 2014

    #isleofmantt  
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  • John Elstone2014-06-06 10:30:27
    Guy Martin on a Superbike mission! Isle of Man TT 2014

    #isleofmantt  
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  • John Elstone2014-06-06 10:30:27
    Guy Martin on a Superbike mission! Isle of Man TT 2014

    #isleofmantt  
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  • John Elstone2014-06-06 10:30:27
    Guy Martin on a Superbike mission! Isle of Man TT 2014

    #isleofmantt  
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  • John Elstone2014-06-06 10:30:27
    Guy Martin on a Superbike mission! Isle of Man TT 2014

    #isleofmantt  
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  • John Elstone2013-12-24 09:49:08
    Happy Christmas +Mr. Jingles 
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  • John Elstone2013-12-24 09:49:08
    Happy Christmas +Mr. Jingles 
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  • John Elstone2013-12-24 09:49:08
    Happy Christmas +Mr. Jingles 
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  • John Elstone2013-12-24 09:49:08
    Happy Christmas +Mr. Jingles 
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 19:50:15
    A day trip to Lake Windermere
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 19:50:15
    A day trip to Lake Windermere
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 19:50:15
    A day trip to Lake Windermere
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 19:50:15
    A day trip to Lake Windermere
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 19:50:15
    A day trip to Lake Windermere
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  • John Elstone2014-06-29 10:19:21
    Washed and ready for collecting new bugs
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  • John Elstone2014-06-29 10:19:21
    Washed and ready for collecting new bugs
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  • John Elstone2014-06-29 10:19:21
    Washed and ready for collecting new bugs
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  • John Elstone2014-06-29 10:19:21
    Washed and ready for collecting new bugs
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  • John Elstone2014-06-29 10:19:21
    Washed and ready for collecting new bugs
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  • John Elstone2014-06-03 07:25:08
    Guy in Monday's Supersport 1 race at Ballacrye.
    Photo: www.wpfotos.co.uk
    #iomtt #TT2014 #tycosuzuki #redtorpedo

    via: Guy Martin fan page https://www.facebook.com/GuyMartinRacing
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  • John Elstone2014-06-03 07:25:08
    Guy in Monday's Supersport 1 race at Ballacrye.
    Photo: www.wpfotos.co.uk
    #iomtt #TT2014 #tycosuzuki #redtorpedo

    via: Guy Martin fan page https://www.facebook.com/GuyMartinRacing
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  • John Elstone2014-06-03 07:25:08
    Guy in Monday's Supersport 1 race at Ballacrye.
    Photo: www.wpfotos.co.uk
    #iomtt #TT2014 #tycosuzuki #redtorpedo

    via: Guy Martin fan page https://www.facebook.com/GuyMartinRacing
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  • John Elstone2014-06-03 07:25:08
    Guy in Monday's Supersport 1 race at Ballacrye.
    Photo: www.wpfotos.co.uk
    #iomtt #TT2014 #tycosuzuki #redtorpedo

    via: Guy Martin fan page https://www.facebook.com/GuyMartinRacing
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  • John Elstone2014-06-03 07:25:08
    Guy in Monday's Supersport 1 race at Ballacrye.
    Photo: www.wpfotos.co.uk
    #iomtt #TT2014 #tycosuzuki #redtorpedo

    via: Guy Martin fan page https://www.facebook.com/GuyMartinRacing
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 12:32:12
    Stayin' Alive In The Wall (Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees Mashup) by +Wax Audio 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 12:32:12
    Stayin' Alive In The Wall (Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees Mashup) by +Wax Audio 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 12:32:12
    Stayin' Alive In The Wall (Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees Mashup) by +Wax Audio 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 12:32:12
    Stayin' Alive In The Wall (Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees Mashup) by +Wax Audio 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 12:32:12
    Stayin' Alive In The Wall (Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees Mashup) by +Wax Audio 
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  • John Elstone2014-07-07 07:20:49
    Happy Birthday +martin shervington 

    #wales   #chargesbythehour  
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  • John Elstone2014-07-07 07:20:49
    Happy Birthday +martin shervington 

    #wales   #chargesbythehour  
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  • John Elstone2014-07-07 07:20:49
    Happy Birthday +martin shervington 

    #wales   #chargesbythehour  
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  • John Elstone2014-07-07 07:20:49
    Happy Birthday +martin shervington 

    #wales   #chargesbythehour  
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  • John Elstone2014-07-07 07:20:49
    Happy Birthday +martin shervington 

    #wales   #chargesbythehour  
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 14:22:13
    My car might need drying out... 
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 14:22:13
    My car might need drying out... 
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 14:22:13
    My car might need drying out... 
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 14:22:13
    My car might need drying out... 
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  • John Elstone2014-05-17 14:22:13
    My car might need drying out... 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-24 06:07:09
    RESHARE:


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    Need help with Google+? Visit the official Google+ Help Center or one of the official Google+ Help Forums in your language

    For help with Google+, visit the Google+ Help Center.
    support.google.com/plus

    If you don't find the answer to your question, post in one of the official Google+ Help forums in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese. 

    English
    plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362

    Spanish
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/foro-de-debate-de-google-mas

    German
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-diskussionsforum

    Russian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ru

    Portuguese
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-pt

    French
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-de-discussion-google-plus

    Italian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-di-discussione-google-plus

    Japanese 
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ja
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  • John Elstone2014-06-24 06:07:09
    RESHARE:


    Reshared text:
    Need help with Google+? Visit the official Google+ Help Center or one of the official Google+ Help Forums in your language

    For help with Google+, visit the Google+ Help Center.
    support.google.com/plus

    If you don't find the answer to your question, post in one of the official Google+ Help forums in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese. 

    English
    plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362

    Spanish
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/foro-de-debate-de-google-mas

    German
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-diskussionsforum

    Russian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ru

    Portuguese
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-pt

    French
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-de-discussion-google-plus

    Italian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-di-discussione-google-plus

    Japanese 
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ja
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  • John Elstone2014-06-24 06:07:09
    RESHARE:


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    Need help with Google+? Visit the official Google+ Help Center or one of the official Google+ Help Forums in your language

    For help with Google+, visit the Google+ Help Center.
    support.google.com/plus

    If you don't find the answer to your question, post in one of the official Google+ Help forums in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese. 

    English
    plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362

    Spanish
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/foro-de-debate-de-google-mas

    German
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-diskussionsforum

    Russian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ru

    Portuguese
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-pt

    French
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-de-discussion-google-plus

    Italian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-di-discussione-google-plus

    Japanese 
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ja
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  • John Elstone2014-06-24 06:07:09
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    Reshared text:
    Need help with Google+? Visit the official Google+ Help Center or one of the official Google+ Help Forums in your language

    For help with Google+, visit the Google+ Help Center.
    support.google.com/plus

    If you don't find the answer to your question, post in one of the official Google+ Help forums in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese. 

    English
    plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362

    Spanish
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/foro-de-debate-de-google-mas

    German
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-diskussionsforum

    Russian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ru

    Portuguese
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-pt

    French
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-de-discussion-google-plus

    Italian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-di-discussione-google-plus

    Japanese 
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ja
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  • John Elstone2014-06-24 06:07:09
    RESHARE:


    Reshared text:
    Need help with Google+? Visit the official Google+ Help Center or one of the official Google+ Help Forums in your language

    For help with Google+, visit the Google+ Help Center.
    support.google.com/plus

    If you don't find the answer to your question, post in one of the official Google+ Help forums in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese. 

    English
    plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362

    Spanish
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/foro-de-debate-de-google-mas

    German
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-diskussionsforum

    Russian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ru

    Portuguese
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-pt

    French
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-de-discussion-google-plus

    Italian
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/forum-di-discussione-google-plus

    Japanese 
    productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-ja
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  • John Elstone2013-04-20 08:20:32
    Polls
    Occasionally I see people asking for a poll feature within Google+, or some might create a comment based post which only allows the participant to +1 the desired response.

    You may not know that Google have already provided you with a great way to create forms that are more visual, allow collaborative editing, and response analysis.

    Simply go to Google Drive, and create a new Form- watch the video below for a quick tour.

    Once you have you created your form press the ‘Send Form’ button and then share it to Google+.  People will then be able to respond without leaving Google+ and it will provide a more social experience as opposed to a locked comment based one.

    I have created a sample form here so you can see how it integrates with Google+ http://goo.gl/12h0R

    #polls #google+ #forms
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  • John Elstone2013-04-20 08:20:32
    Polls
    Occasionally I see people asking for a poll feature within Google+, or some might create a comment based post which only allows the participant to +1 the desired response.

    You may not know that Google have already provided you with a great way to create forms that are more visual, allow collaborative editing, and response analysis.

    Simply go to Google Drive, and create a new Form- watch the video below for a quick tour.

    Once you have you created your form press the ‘Send Form’ button and then share it to Google+.  People will then be able to respond without leaving Google+ and it will provide a more social experience as opposed to a locked comment based one.

    I have created a sample form here so you can see how it integrates with Google+ http://goo.gl/12h0R

    #polls #google+ #forms
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  • John Elstone2013-04-20 08:20:32
    Polls
    Occasionally I see people asking for a poll feature within Google+, or some might create a comment based post which only allows the participant to +1 the desired response.

    You may not know that Google have already provided you with a great way to create forms that are more visual, allow collaborative editing, and response analysis.

    Simply go to Google Drive, and create a new Form- watch the video below for a quick tour.

    Once you have you created your form press the ‘Send Form’ button and then share it to Google+.  People will then be able to respond without leaving Google+ and it will provide a more social experience as opposed to a locked comment based one.

    I have created a sample form here so you can see how it integrates with Google+ http://goo.gl/12h0R

    #polls #google+ #forms
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  • John Elstone2013-04-20 08:20:32
    Polls
    Occasionally I see people asking for a poll feature within Google+, or some might create a comment based post which only allows the participant to +1 the desired response.

    You may not know that Google have already provided you with a great way to create forms that are more visual, allow collaborative editing, and response analysis.

    Simply go to Google Drive, and create a new Form- watch the video below for a quick tour.

    Once you have you created your form press the ‘Send Form’ button and then share it to Google+.  People will then be able to respond without leaving Google+ and it will provide a more social experience as opposed to a locked comment based one.

    I have created a sample form here so you can see how it integrates with Google+ http://goo.gl/12h0R

    #polls #google+ #forms
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  • John Elstone2014-05-12 20:22:05
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    A space oddity by +Chris Hadfield

    H/T: +Scott Lewis

    Reshared text:
    Space Oddity performance from space 1 year ago today

    Commander +Chris Hadfield blew us all away when he released a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity which was performed and recorded on the International Space Station while traveling over 17,000 km/hr. 

    With over 22 Million Views, it's clearly an Internet favourite, as is Commander Hadfield, who has captured our hearts and minds with his phenomenal outreach efforts using +Google+ Hangouts On Air & +YouTube videos to speak with the world. 

    Which do you like better? The original or the cover? 

    #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceOddity   #Canada   #ISS   #DavidBowie  
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  • John Elstone2014-05-12 20:22:05
    RESHARE:
    A space oddity by +Chris Hadfield

    H/T: +Scott Lewis

    Reshared text:
    Space Oddity performance from space 1 year ago today

    Commander +Chris Hadfield blew us all away when he released a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity which was performed and recorded on the International Space Station while traveling over 17,000 km/hr. 

    With over 22 Million Views, it's clearly an Internet favourite, as is Commander Hadfield, who has captured our hearts and minds with his phenomenal outreach efforts using +Google+ Hangouts On Air & +YouTube videos to speak with the world. 

    Which do you like better? The original or the cover? 

    #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceOddity   #Canada   #ISS   #DavidBowie  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-05-12 20:22:05
    RESHARE:
    A space oddity by +Chris Hadfield

    H/T: +Scott Lewis

    Reshared text:
    Space Oddity performance from space 1 year ago today

    Commander +Chris Hadfield blew us all away when he released a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity which was performed and recorded on the International Space Station while traveling over 17,000 km/hr. 

    With over 22 Million Views, it's clearly an Internet favourite, as is Commander Hadfield, who has captured our hearts and minds with his phenomenal outreach efforts using +Google+ Hangouts On Air & +YouTube videos to speak with the world. 

    Which do you like better? The original or the cover? 

    #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceOddity   #Canada   #ISS   #DavidBowie  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-05-12 20:22:05
    RESHARE:
    A space oddity by +Chris Hadfield

    H/T: +Scott Lewis

    Reshared text:
    Space Oddity performance from space 1 year ago today

    Commander +Chris Hadfield blew us all away when he released a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity which was performed and recorded on the International Space Station while traveling over 17,000 km/hr. 

    With over 22 Million Views, it's clearly an Internet favourite, as is Commander Hadfield, who has captured our hearts and minds with his phenomenal outreach efforts using +Google+ Hangouts On Air & +YouTube videos to speak with the world. 

    Which do you like better? The original or the cover? 

    #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceOddity   #Canada   #ISS   #DavidBowie  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-05-12 20:22:05
    RESHARE:
    A space oddity by +Chris Hadfield

    H/T: +Scott Lewis

    Reshared text:
    Space Oddity performance from space 1 year ago today

    Commander +Chris Hadfield blew us all away when he released a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity which was performed and recorded on the International Space Station while traveling over 17,000 km/hr. 

    With over 22 Million Views, it's clearly an Internet favourite, as is Commander Hadfield, who has captured our hearts and minds with his phenomenal outreach efforts using +Google+ Hangouts On Air & +YouTube videos to speak with the world. 

    Which do you like better? The original or the cover? 

    #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceOddity   #Canada   #ISS   #DavidBowie  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2013-11-16 08:09:05
    RESHARE:
    List of Google Now voice commands

    H/T +Romeo Graham

    #googlenow

    Reshared text:
    Here's a cool list of all the voice commands for the new Google Now. Really cool to see what you can do with them. (Zoom to see details)
    http://trendblog.net/list-of-google-now-voice-commands-infographic/
    #Android     #googlenow   #android44kitkat  
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  • John Elstone2013-11-16 08:09:05
    RESHARE:
    List of Google Now voice commands

    H/T +Romeo Graham

    #googlenow

    Reshared text:
    Here's a cool list of all the voice commands for the new Google Now. Really cool to see what you can do with them. (Zoom to see details)
    http://trendblog.net/list-of-google-now-voice-commands-infographic/
    #Android     #googlenow   #android44kitkat  
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  • John Elstone2013-11-16 08:09:05
    RESHARE:
    List of Google Now voice commands

    H/T +Romeo Graham

    #googlenow

    Reshared text:
    Here's a cool list of all the voice commands for the new Google Now. Really cool to see what you can do with them. (Zoom to see details)
    http://trendblog.net/list-of-google-now-voice-commands-infographic/
    #Android     #googlenow   #android44kitkat  
  • 19 plusses - 2 comments - 11 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2013-11-16 08:09:05
    RESHARE:
    List of Google Now voice commands

    H/T +Romeo Graham

    #googlenow

    Reshared text:
    Here's a cool list of all the voice commands for the new Google Now. Really cool to see what you can do with them. (Zoom to see details)
    http://trendblog.net/list-of-google-now-voice-commands-infographic/
    #Android     #googlenow   #android44kitkat  
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  • John Elstone2014-06-26 07:17:13
    Happy Birthday +John Skeats 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-26 07:17:13
    Happy Birthday +John Skeats 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-26 07:17:13
    Happy Birthday +John Skeats 
  • 24 plusses - 17 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-06-26 07:17:13
    Happy Birthday +John Skeats 
  • 24 plusses - 17 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • John Elstone2014-06-26 07:17:13
    Happy Birthday +John Skeats 
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 18:15:08
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    Happy Birthday +Google+

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    This is a picture of some of the people who built Google+, but they are not the ones who make it. Those of you reading this do. And I want to thank you all for spending time with us and making this place your own. We've got a lot of exciting things planned for the future and it's been a blast hanging out with you for the last three years.  

    Whether you’re into star gazing, boy bands, or football: you’ve all made Google+ an amazing place to explore the things you love, with the people who love them too. To celebrate our community, create a post and tell us: who are your people on Plus?

    Here are mine:

    +Michael B. Stuart, +Robin Griggs Wood, and +Wesly Smith. These are some of my many people on Plus.

    Three years ago today we started the Google+ project. Back then I took the occasional smartphone photo, but that was about it. It was folks like Michael, Robin and Wesly who inspired me to be creative with my pictures. And because of their encouraging +1s, tips, and inspirational #bokehlicious  pictures, photography has gone from just a casual interest to my new favorite pastime. I've even been introduced as "that guy who takes pretty pictures of flowers!" 

    #plus3 #findyourpeople
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  • John Elstone2014-06-28 18:15:08
    RESHARE:
    Happy Birthday +Google+

    Reshared text:
    This is a picture of some of the people who built Google+, but they are not the ones who make it. Those of you reading this do. And I want to thank you all for spending time with us and making this place your own. We've got a lot of exciting things planned for the future and it's been a blast hanging out with you for the last three years.  

    Whether you’re into star gazing, boy bands, or football: you’ve all made Google+ an amazing place to explore the things you love, with the people who love them too. To celebrate our community, create a post and tell us: who are your people on Plus?

    Here are mine:

    +Michael B. Stuart, +Robin Griggs Wood, and +Wesly Smith. These are some of my many people on Plus.

    Three years ago today we started the Google+ project. Back then I took the occasional smartphone photo, but that was about it. It was folks like Michael, Robin and Wesly who inspired me to be creative with my pictures. And because of their encouraging +1s, tips, and inspirational #bokehlicious  pictures, photography has gone from just a casual interest to my new favorite pastime. I've even been introduced as "that guy who takes pretty pictures of flowers!" 

    #plus3 #findyourpeople
  • 28 plusses - 4 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+