Sweet, no need to worry about running out of storage space on Picasa for Google+ users. Upload high-res pictures via Picasa to avoid the auto resizing.
"Photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won't count towards your free storage. All photos uploaded in Google+ will be automatically resized to 2048 pixels (on their longest edge) and won't count towards your free storage quota."
My name is Frances and I'm the Product Manager responsible for your Google+ Profile. I'll be holding a hangout later today (starting around 5 PM PST) about Google+ Profiles and I'd love your feedback on what's working and what we can improve to help you have the best possible Profile.
I'd love to learn more about what you use profiles for, how do you know when you want to add someone to a circle, and what makes for a good profile (vs. a great one).
Looking forward to reading your comments and hanging out with you! Frances
A fun fact I learned today from Google's guidebook to browsers and the web: HTML5 rocks.
"Life as citizens of the web can be liberating and empowering, but also deserves some self-education. Just as we’d want to know various basic facts as citizens of our physical neighborhoods -- water safety, key services, local businesses -- it’s increasingly important to understand a similar set of information about our online lives."
I love Google maps mashups bringing static maps to live with real time data. The real value comes once we can personalize this data and make it useful for each individual. With Google Latitude we can see where our friends and family are. If I check-in on a flight or bus, why not take advantage of the publicly available location feed and superimpose that information.
Patrick Süß, Dominik Mayer, Churchill Nanje Mambe, James Lawson-Smith, KhalilZip Oufrid, shirley lo, Jay Jones, Kevin Mullett, Ziyan Naseer, nick gilbert, Vanya Yani, Alter Falter, Suzana Suzi, Jonathan Mather, and Bruce Pollock
RESHARE: Fun quiz question by Neil (my former boss). This might as well be a nice interview question. Crunching some numbers as we speak..
Reshared text: Quiz Time:
This day next week I'll be driving from Ireland to Finland with my trusty navigator, Eevi (6 yrs), where we'll meet up with the rest of our family for our summer holiday. (_dodgy ear = flight ban_)
Question - How much do you think the return road trip will cost?
You may wish to consider: - Petrol - Ferries - Hotels (note: will be staying with family in Brussels on way over) - Trains - Servicing / modification to 8 yr old car - Food / Ent budget en route - Legal compliance for European rules of the road
What's your guess in Euro? Nearest answer wins a Google+ invite ;-)
RESHARE: +Daria Musk live in concert on G+ Hangouts. Listened in to her song Disguise. Beautiful music and great use of hangouts!
It's still ongoing. Link to the hangout is on Daria's profile.
Update: The 6.5 hours concert has ended: "Thank you for all your comments and clapping, for the standing O, for your beautiful faces, and for letting me watch the sunrise in Norway while I sang ."
Reshared text: G+ HANGOUT CONCERT UPDATE - TONIGHT AT 8PM (EST)!! Thank you to all the G+niuses out there who have been spreading the word about the concert tonight!! :-) I'm so blown away by the response and cannot wait to try this out with you tonight!
As of now it's been confirmed that there's a 10-person limit to the Hangouts... So we'll kind of end up with a virtual "line around the block outside the club" which of course as a young musician is something I've always dreamed about. ;-)
I really want to play for EVERYONE who wants to be in the "audience" tonight so everyone is welcome to weigh in with ideas of what we can do to accomodate everyone. Right now it seems like the most popular idea is to set up an audience rotation - First 9 people in listen for a couple songs and we chat together ---> Then they leave and 9 more come in ---> Etc. I'm happy to stay here and play for you alllllll niiiiiight. I won't stop 'til that "line around the block" is gone.
Does that sound like a good idea to all of you? It means that if you're not one of the first 9 people you can check back every 10 or 15minutes to try to get in... Kinda annoying I know... But I'll stay on for you all night so check back if you want! :-)
Also people are talking about trying to record it or stream it to Justin.tv or Ustream... I'd love to keep it in the G+ family if we can... What do you think?
I think there's no way to record to record the Hangout from inside G+... At the very least I'll film a video in the room here with me and post that later.
So this will be the first try of many and I'm thrilled to stay in touch with all of you and refine and test this idea more and more. Thank you all again! This is too cool.
I'm also going to post a "Guest List" on my profile so you can comment as a way of "signing the guest list" and that way I can even coordinate special concerts in groups of 10 if we have to, and even make them geo-specific so you fabulous people in around the world don't have to stay up all night to see it! :-)
Special note: Did you all see in the treads that we've got the legendary +Tom Rolfson on our side? :-) He along with a buch of you have been kind enough to help me brainstorm and figure this out today.
Maybe we can convince +Chee Chew and other G+ insiders that allowing unlimited viewers for public Hangouts like a concert is a worthy cause. :-)
Huge thanks again everyone! If you have more ideas post away and help me figure this out! Lol! (Musician, not super tech-savvy.)
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT 8PM TONIGHT (EST)!!! Remeber you can keep checking back to join the Hangout Concert and get the rotation rolling if you don't get in at first! :-)
RESHARE: Tribal dawning - this is my favorite picture on G+ thus far as it tells an inspiring story. Strangers across continents meet and have their relationship changed forever through the use of technology.
+Daria Musk "playing (in a recording studio in the woods of Connecticut, USA) with the Norwegian sunrise bursting behind".
+Scott Silver will be hosting a live webinar. Small Business:"What is Google Apps?"Overview Wednesday, July 27, 1:00pm PT
"Are you interested in finding out how you can run your small business on Google Apps? In this webinar dedicated specifically to small businesses, we will provide an overview of Google Apps for Business, a live demo of the product and Q&A session, and detail the steps to get started."Register here: http://goo.gl/GSoJx.
RESHARE: "At Google, we all use email very heavily-" Yep, you should see my inbox... Not sure if snoozing my email would help me. And please do not snooze any emails reminding you to pay for your favorite cloud services ;-)
Reshared text: This is awesome!!
Want to Snooze your Gmail messages for later followup? Check out Apps Script:
Reshared text: So a few days ago, I posted about "what not to do on Google+." +Andreas Koll suggested that I should also post some ideas about what to do on Google+. That sounded like a good idea, so here are some thoughts about how to make being on Google+ more fun.
Follow interesting people. Find people who you find interesting, and follow them. Having an empty stream is no fun, and if someone is posting publicly, that's an implicit invitation to listen and join in. This doesn't mean you should follow people at random, or that you should follow people just because they follow you; find people who you actually want to read.
Some good ways to find people: Look in your stream at who's commenting, or who's being reshared. I've found a lot of cool people by clicking on those profiles and discovering that they post good stuff. Ditto if you encounter someone in a hangout. If you find one interesting person, see who they're following; often interesting people follow other interesting people. Check out the circle suggestions. Browse your Incoming stream; a lot of it may be noise, but sometimes there's awesomeness in there.
Also, there are lots of celebrities on Google+, some of whom are pretty interesting to follow. And it's a pretty wide range; from +Wil Wheaton to +Ashton Kutcher to +Newt Gingrich. There's someone for every taste.
(Everyone: Got more suggestions? Add them in the comments! Let's see if we can find good ways to do this. The Google+ team is very interested in ways to make it easier to find interesting stuff to do on G+, unsurprisingly)
Be interesting yourself. Google+ posts work differently from (say) FB posts or tweets. They can be open to a big audience, so (especially if you're posting publicly) lots of people can respond; but they actually have a thread structure, so each post is a potential starter for a conversation or for people to hang out with each other. I've seen some people say that nobody is commenting on their posts, but when I see their posts they're just brief sentences which don't really leave an opening for anyone to say anything more than "hah!" But I've also noticed that if you say things which you think are interesting, other people are more likely to think so too -- and soon people are answering, talking to you, and so on. Much more fun.
What other tips do people have? What are some things you've found which make social networking more fun for you?
Reshared text: Here's a longer version of my extended conversation with +Vic Gundotra and +Bradley Horowitz that will run in the Merc tomorrow, including their interesting back story on why women may be less visible in public content streams on Google+ than men. And who knew that Bradley was an actual rock star (as well as a being a competitive gymnast)?
"Wondering what to do with yourself while waiting for next year's Google I/O? Consider attending one of our Google Developer Day events, taking place in eight countries around the world September through November of 2011.
Sao Paulo, Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Moscow, Russia Prague, Czech Republic Tokyo, Japan Sydney, Australia Tel Aviv, Israel Berlin, Germany
Google Developer Day will come to eight cities around the world in 2011, bringing you the future in web and mobile technologies. These one-day events feature deep technical content on Google platforms and products from the teams that work on them. Join us for the latest developments in Android, Chrome, HTML5, App Engine, and more in a city near you. http://www.google.com/events/developerday/2011" Source: Official Google Code blog http://googlecode.blogspot.com/
Reshared text: How to get accepted at Stanford or Harvard, and how to get a job at Google or Facebook. I sent this blog post to three people today. They were looking for advice on how to get recognized. So, I thought I would post it here for Google+ people. Click on the link below for the full article, and let me know what you think by commenting here.
Ahead of the game Just noticed that Google+ Games launched three days ago. I'm extremely satisfied that there are no Games updates diluting my streams. This is my first and last Google+ Games post on my public stream.
Reshared text: LIVE SOUND-CHECK WITH +Michael Mozart TODAY! :-) Hi G+niuses! Today we'll be testing the sound and getting things prepped for the big Hangout Concert 3 on Saturday!
It'll be a cool test of the YouTube Live players that we'll be using on Saturday. You can share them, post them and embed them anywhere online! So on SAT you can share the show and the love if you like by reposting them! :-)
Stay circling for the backstage sound check today!
On Saturday, just in time for the big HANGOUT CONCERT (sigh of relief) "You Move Me" and a few other songs will hit iTunes and other online music stores as The "You Move Me" EP along with the FREE DOWNLOAD of "+1 Me"!
If everyone got the songs on Saturday and re-shares it and tweets and shouts it from the rooftops... We could be on our way to the charts! Can you believe it?!
As always I am SO Gr+ateful and so your G+rl! Thank you for how amazinG+ you all are.
How to add more pictures to existing Google+ albums
I created a post by uploading a single picture via Google+. Later, I found another picture and was wondering if I could upload that one to the previous album, too. Turns out this is possible via Picasa.
Uploading additional pictures won't change the preview album of your original post. To surface the additional pictures, simply add a comment to them via Google+. You can also keep them hidden for others to discover by themselves.
Additional learning along the way: People that picture posts are directly shared with or who comment on a picture are displayed in the Picasa Album view. With one click you can allow these users to contribute to your album and upload more pictures.
'Lie Down in Darkness' is officially released this week, and to celebrate, Moby is giving away the remix parts so you can make your own remixes or versions of the track.
Moby says: "This way you can do your remix, or just borrow/sample my sounds (I see sampling as a form of flattery). You'll be in good company, as Paul Van Dyk, Photek, Michael Mayer, Chris Liebing, Sei A, Gregor Tresher, Arno Cost, Rob Da Bank, Ben Hoo, Kasper Bjork, Document One, Clouds and Bassjackers have all done 'Lie Down In Darkness' remixes.
I hope you enjoy the multitracks. Do a good remix. Become famous. Buy a private plane. Build a villa in Ibiza. Collect horses on your private horse farm in Bedford, NY. Spend new years with Martha Stewart and P. Diddy in St Barths. Buy a condo on the moon. and etc... All from doing your own 'Lie Down In Darkness' remix. And if you sell your remix and don't tell me, that's fine, I guess. Well, within reason. If you sell your remix and make some money maybe do something nice with it, like take your mom out to dinner.
Didn't <Ctrl> + / open a keyboard shortcuts help menu in Google+ or was that in Gmail only?
Google+ Keyboard shortcuts *Space – Scroll down the Stream *Shift + Space – Scroll Up Stream *J - Single Post Down Scroll *K – Single Post up Scroll *Q – Jump to Chat *Return/Enter – Start Comment *Return (Enter) + Tab – End Comment * + / @ – Use any of the sign to mention someone in the comment.
Lots of earthquake related posts in my stream. Glad to hear everyone is safe. Thought this might be of interest to you. I wasn't familiar with the concept of RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) until I read this post.
GTUG love If you need a break from Google+ and want to network, grab a drink and eat some pizza while meeting other tech enthusiasts, I recommend attending a GTUG meeting in your area http://www.gtugs.org/.
Take a stroll down memory lane with these familiar Browser user interfaces
I remember connecting our first 33.6 kbit/s modem to a single phone line. We had to dial in before lunch, reminding everyone to not pickup the phone. If we were lucky the modem had established a connection by the time lunch was over. We could then browse the web at what now appear to be ridiculously slow speeds (_whooping 252 KB / minute_), not to mention the high cost.
As part of phasing out Google Labs, Google Sets was shut down September 5, 2011. Announced by +Bill Coughran in a blog post earlier http://goo.gl/agHp4. You can use Google Spreadsheets Auto-Fill for a similar experience. Mileage might vary for different sets.
Lots of Google Apps administrators making their voice heard wanting to be able to access Google+. Personally, I am very happy to hear that and believe everyone is aware of the various statements that this is being worked on "furiously".
● Google App Engine ● Google Storage for Developers ● Prediction API ● BigQuery ● Google Fusion Tables
Reshared text: For those that haven't seen it, Google Refine is awesome. It's a tool for cleaning up your data and much more. Great for use with data before importing it into Prediction, Fusion Tables or BigQuery. I only had one quick slide on it at #strataconf, but got many questions!
The web is what you make of it. Kudos to Saidur for creating and sharing his Google+ presentation early on. This sparked lots of volunteers to translate the guide into various languages. A huge shout out to all who have helped translating the content! It was fun seeing the different Google spreadsheets that you all used collaboratively for translating the content update in real-time. Enjoy the startup guide.
Hello everyone! Lots of new people circled me. To help you better understand what I work with on a daily basis and how you can benefit from it, I'd like to invite you to a live webinar hosted by my colleague +Ali Benslimane.
Small Business: Setting up Google Apps - Thursday 29 September, 2011 10:00 am (London, GMT+01:00) http://goo.gl/AcJFx
In this session +Ali Benslimane will cover lots of interesting things. Most importantly a live Q and A. Tell Ali I said hi :)