Andreas Koll2011-07-01 22:35:36
adulation
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 00:18:08
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    Google+ in Google Apps for Business and Education will be amazing! Can you imagine your College /High-school / Business running Google Apps and having Google+. Exciting times.

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    Can't wait to get Google+ out to some of our Apps for EDU schools!
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 00:38:17
    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."
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 12:48:37
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    Google's blog directory http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/blog-directory.html has more.

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    Didn't notice this quite new blog: http://google-engtools.blogspot.com/
    Interesting stuff so far.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 15:38:13
    What will Steve Jobs announce?
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    Scrapbook Photos
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 19:30:54
    Andreas Koll hung out with 1 person.Kieran Linehan
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 19:44:36
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    Interesting. Are hangout sessions terminated automatically after certain time of inactivity?

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    Today discovered you can log in multiple times on a hangout under the same identity to set up cameras around the house!

    Very cool and fun!
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 19:58:22
    Andreas Koll hung out with 1 person.Carsten de Vries
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-03 20:55:50
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    This is incredibly useful. Thanks, +Simon Laustsen !

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    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-04 00:05:51
    My first weekend on Google+ is over.

    I am happy to say that this was a highly addictive experience. I love seeing a broad variety of topics in my stream already

    . +Ashton Kutcher started with: "sweet. another thing for me to post on."

    Lots of great tips on how to use Google+ +Simon Laustsen , stunning pictures +Trey Ratcliff, direct developer interaction +Kelly Ellis, +Tray Harris, +Yonatan Zunger, insights from a well known friend +Tom Anderson. Hangouts with superstars +Soulja Boy, presidential candidates +Newt Gingrich, CEOs +Michael Dell and SVPs +Vic Gundotra. A highly amusing glitter bomb post by +Erica Joy, the clever "circle of life" by +Toby Ryan and total radio silence by +Mark Zuckerberg .

    I can't find better words but to say it with +Matt Cutts:
    "Google+ is like crack, but in a good way".
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-04 17:04:21
    Are you using the same password across multiple sites?
    Now is a good time to change your password. Here are tips on how to create a strong password https://www.google.com/accounts/PasswordHelp.

    In addition, I highly recommend enabling 2-step verification for your Google account to protect your data http://goo.gl/CR6tv or http://goo.gl/TiSJl for more.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-04 19:48:48
    Pro tip: Find Google+ posts with Google search:

    site:plus.google.com Post by Ashton Kutcher sweet
    site:plus.google.com inurl:posts/* happy 4th of july
    site:plus.google.com inurl:posts/* -Twitter -Buzz -"Google Reader" SouljaBoy

    This should also work for folks not yet on Google+.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-04 20:16:56
    Andreas Koll hung out with 4 people.Martin Baricevic, Elaine Lindsay, Jennifer Geraghty, and Kieran L
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-05 00:13:50
    This has to be the best HTML5 demo ever made for Google Chrome.
    Turn your volume up, sit back and relax for a while. Excellent work by +Chris Milk +Aaron Koblin and team.

    http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-05 20:35:59
    500 reasons to consider Google+ challenge

    Let's beat +Shan Sinha and the Google Enterprise team who recently collected 500 reasons to go Google within 24 hours. Post your reason why to consider Google+ below.

    My reason to consider Google+
    Google+ is like a fortress: conquer my heart to gain inner circle access.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-05 20:55:11
    The challenge is on: 500 reasons to consider Google+
    Leave your reason on the original post https://plus.google.com/116064700533628088794/posts/JhwAvQXvYcr?tab=XX
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-06 17:47:21
    FB announcement, first question to +Mark Zuckerberg by +Ben Parr is on Google hangouts. I'd like to know if G+ users will be able to hangout with Facebook friends?
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-06 22:32:17
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    StumbleUpon never fails to amaze me. This stumblethru bar however might not last you for 20 minutes before asking to sign-up. Still, well worth a try.

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    Just lost about 20 minutes of my life stumbling through buzzfeed. Seriously, try it.

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/to/stumble/stumblethru:buzzfeed.com
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-07 22:52:47
    Anyone lucky enough to have received one of the first 100 standard kits of Cubelets Modular Robotics sent out three weeks ago?
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-08 20:08:52
    +Tom Barrett You might've seen this already.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-09 09:16:18
    Try YouTube's new ui http://www.youtube.com/cosmicpanda.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-09 23:43:10
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    This will be jam-packed. Try your luck.

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    Hi Google+ Users!

    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
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-10 16:28:04
    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."

    http://www.20thingsilearned.com/en-US/web-apps
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-10 23:52:50
    ♪ ♫ ♬ Done for the night.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-11 00:18:45
    Andreas Koll hung out with 4 people.Chris Gray, Gary Paulson, Joe Frawley, and Wang Feng
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-11 08:33:41
    July 11, 2011
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    July 11, 2011
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-11 17:24:56
    All clear. There was no Orb tsunami at the office this morning :-)
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-12 22:14:30
    If G+ had a trending topics section, this would be on it.

    Pop Culture (live mashup) by Madeon, 17 years old pop/house producer from France.

    Madeon - Pop Culture (live mashup)
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-14 17:17:04
    Does Google+ really need verified profiles?

    http://explodingdog.tumblr.com/post/7500762918/understanding
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-14 22:43:50
    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.

    Trains and Buses
    Zürich http://www.swisstrains.ch/
    Munich http://s-bahn-muenchen.hafas.de/bin/help.exe/dn?tpl=livefahrplan
    Helsinki http://transport.wspgroup.fi/hklkartta/
    London http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/
    Chicago http://www.ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/displaymap.jsp
    San Francisco http://www.nextbus.com/googleMap/googleMap.jsp?a=sf-muni&r=22#

    Flights
    Zürich http://radar.zhaw.ch/radar.html
    Worldwide http://www.flightradar24.com/
    North America http://www.flightstats.com/

    Ships
    Worldwide http://marinetraffic.com/ais/
    San Francisco http://hd-sf.com/livemap.html

    Satellites
    http://www.n2yo.com/ (In case you ever check-in on the ISS)
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-15 23:03:29
    Andreas Koll hung out with 15 people.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
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-16 14:15:28
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    Fun quiz question by Neil (my former boss). This might as well be a nice interview question. Crunching some numbers as we speak..

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    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 ;-)
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-17 00:16:03
    "My 8-year-old sister proudly declared that she knows that 'WTF' means 'Wow, That's Funny' and has been using it all over the internet."
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-17 03:14:50
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    +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 ."

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    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! :-)

    +Brian Krass (PlusHeadlines.com) Thanks again for spreading the word! Should we let people know about rotating?
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-17 16:09:00
    I'd like a G+ content type filter. Say, I want to read my incoming stream and circles but only see videos. Or show me all content but no animated gifs (if they contain cats).
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-17 19:44:03
    Andreas Koll hung out with 3 people.Amazing Video, Will Healey, and Tony Rouse
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-17 21:12:31
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    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".

    ...

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    RAM (Rich) and 1 other was tagged in Daria Musk's album.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-18 21:33:52
    first, thhe, Wow, FIRST. ,Awmg its here., OMG, afd, yaaay ! :), YAY!

    YouTube is on fire. Rebecca Black's latest video has been uploaded one hour ago: 2,286 comments and 302 views. "Why is this happening to me?"
    David After Dentist
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-23 16:22:13
    +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.

    For more live webinars related to Google Apps visit http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/webinars.html.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-23 17:07:08
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    I love the visuals in this guide by +Saidur (Cy) Hossain. Makes me want to use his template in Google presentations.

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    The Google+ Start-Up Guide
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-23 18:35:05
    Andreas Koll hung out with 3 people.srikanth chandrasekaran, Anthony Pettit, and Noreen Veffer
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-23 20:57:04
    You're all invited

    +Daria Musk is on tonight in her second hangout concert starting in one hour. The hangout will also be live streamed at http://www.hangoutparty.com/.

    Find all details on how to participate on Daria's post www.tiny.cc/dgplus2.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-24 16:40:46
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    Reason #1024 why I love working for Google.

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    Try this today (Sunday 24 July): use Google Maps to view a city in New York state. Drag Peg Man onto the map. What's that he's got in his hands?

    (Today is the first day that same-sex couples can legally wed in New York.)
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-24 18:31:46
    Here are all background images used for the Google+ themed presentation template inspired by +Saidur (Cy) Hossain.

    Google Presentation Template
    https://docs.google.com/templates?view=public&authorId=14280579842134511604

    Download all *.png files
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&srcid=0B8dvQ9-MJ_7lOGJlMTY4ODItYzdiNS00NDkzLWE2MGQtZWUxZDAwN2QyYTU0&hl=en_US
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-24 18:39:44
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    +1 me baby
    First ever G+ inspired song by +Daria Musk.

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    The new G+ song from last night ...
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-25 19:07:25
    Andreas Koll hung out with 4 people.Kevin Mullett, Heiko Schenk, Myles Marquette, and Churchill Nanje Mambe
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-25 20:58:43
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    Enjoying these stunning pictures from what must have been a life changing experience. Bookmarked http://picturesfromearth.com/travel/ for later.

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    Photos from my 9 months journey from Sydney to Brussels without taking a single plane. Without a doubt the best experience of my life.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-27 22:56:14
    http://www.emailintervention.com/ Couldn't agree more. While you're at it consider signing up here instead www.google.com/a (Shhh: It's GMail at your own domain plus much more) Get out of attachment hell :-)
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-27 23:21:45
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    "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 ;-)

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    This is awesome!!

    Want to Snooze your Gmail messages for later followup? Check out Apps Script:

    http://googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.com/2011/07/gmail-snooze-with-apps-script.html
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-30 08:32:29
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    Google+ Platform preview
    http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/platform-preview/

    Preview the latest +1 button changes
    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/07/preview-latest-1-button-changes.html

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    Webmasters: we've made the +1 button faster! Official blog post:
    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/07/1-button-now-faster.html

    +1 button configurator:
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1button/

    If you have any questions please ask them here, or join us in the Webmaster forum:
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/label?lid=1f91cc0e87a8ed93

    To receive updates about the +1 button, please subscribe to the Google Publisher Buttons Announce Group:
    https://groups.google.com/group/google-publisher-buttons/subscribe?pli=1

    For advanced tips and tricks, check our Google Code site:
    https://code.google.com/apis/+1button/
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  • Andreas Koll2011-07-31 18:13:05
    Andreas Koll hung out with 10 people.Joltrast ., Jody Swaney, Tad Donaghe, James Bogdanski, Lord Parker, Stephan Schapermouse, Bugra AYAN, Ghani Shv, Tony Rouse, and Stefan Manske
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-01 20:43:56
    You're original, with your own path
    You're original, got your own way

    Help Kiva lend 4,000 x 25 USD http://kiva.org/invitedby/andreask.

    Disclaimer: Kiva will give me a T-Shirt or something similar if more than 20 people sign up and make a loan by 08/13/2011. I will give that T-Shirt to you* plus a Googley gift!

    *) If more than 20 people use this link to sign-up http://kiva.org/invitedby/andreask and make a loan, I will choose one them to receive the Kiva shirt + my gift : )
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-03 16:10:12
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    via +Melissa Clouthier

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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-05 12:45:59
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    Yonatan Zunger on what to do on Google+

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    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.

    (ETA: Here's the "what not to do" post: http://goo.gl/2l3ew)

    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?
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-06 00:14:55
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    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)?
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-09 18:44:30
    "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/
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-09 20:15:25
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    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.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-14 12:07:58
    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.

    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/games-in-google-fun-that-fits-your.html
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-14 21:53:06
    http://html5test.com/index.html
    Kudos to +Niels Leenheer for creating this site.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-17 19:01:22
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    +Daria Musk's 3rd Hangout Concert is this SATURDAY AUG 20th!!!
    Add it to your Google Calendar http://goo.gl/jgPcV.

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    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!

    Ps. Sending our first singles off to iTunes and the other online music stores today!!!
    Huge thanks with all my heart to +Amine Benaichouche, +Laurent Jean Philippe Ravalec, +Charity Todd, +Mara Mascaro, +Tsegaye Hidru, +JP Dadson, +Dante Jiang, +Idrialis Castillo, +Jadey A-S Wilson, +João Goulão and the other G+niuses who sent me their voices for "You Move Me"!!! You are officially IN THE SONG!!!
    There are more of you too, but I can't figure out how to match everyone with their G+ Profile because your Soundcloud names are different.

    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.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-17 19:24:06
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    What an entrance to Google+
    Welcome +Dolly Parton.

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    Welcome to my Google+ profile! Watch my giggle over Google below.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-17 20:10:28
    Thanks +Tobie Langel for creating http://helvetictoc.com.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-17 20:32:01
    2011-08-17
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-17 21:14:57
    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.

    Edit: Picasa direct link to a full screen version of the picture below:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/116064700533628088794/2011081704?feat=directlink#slideshow/5641932675709415154
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-18 21:02:40
    Download 10 remix stems of Moby's Lay Down In Darkness
    http://goo.gl/SZjxa

    '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.

    Thanks,

    Moby"

    Submit your own remix, listen to submitted remixes and check which ones are the most popular here: http://remix.moby.com
    http://soundcloud.com/thelittleidiot/sets/lie-down-in-darkness-remix
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-18 21:12:24
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    "Today we’re introducing page-level permissions, a new feature that will allow you to control who can view and edit your Google Site on a page by page basis."

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    I know a lot of you Sites users have been waiting for this one:

    http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/08/better-control-in-google-sites-with.html

    Thanks for your patience.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-18 21:26:40
    It's no secret Google Maps has always been my favorite Google product. While there are tons of great weather websites out there, having a weather layer right inside Google Maps is truly awesome.

    http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/08/rain-or-shine-see-weather-in-google.html
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-20 15:56:21
    http://itunes.apple.com/album/you-move-me-ep/id458372501
    You move me (G+nius Mix) with your voices, Google+ users!

    +Daria Musk's 3d live hangout concert tonight.
    Starts at 6PM Eastern US / 11PM GMT / 3PM PDT goes all night...
    Daria Musk, Internet Singing Sensation, LIVE August 20 @6pm EST USA
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-23 21:07:45
    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.

    Edit: added the list of shortcuts
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-23 22:33:33
    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.

    http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/03/disaster-recovery-by-google.html
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  • Andreas Koll2011-08-30 19:57:27
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    Enjoyed watching this short clip. I've never seen NYC deserted like this.
    Thank you +Erica Tachoir and team at Buffalo Picture House for publishing this.

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    Irene @ NYC vid
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-03 18:55:54
    Follow public posts from interesting and famous people
    https://plus.google.com/getstarted/follow
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-04 15:07:47
    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/.

    Alternatively, but that's just half the fun, gather some friends in a hangout to watch the GTUG channel http://www.youtube.com/user/gtugs.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-04 17:22:57
    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.

    We've come a long way http://evolutionofweb.appspot.com/.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-04 17:27:20
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    Thank you +Jennifer Hom!

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    http://www.google.to Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday doodle is live in Tonga (and coming to a domain near you :D)

    thank you doodlers, studio G, and Jim Beach for helping me develop this project for the last quarter!
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-16 00:55:57
    Find the School That's Right for You
    Free access to the U.S. News complete rankings for anyone who registers before Friday, September 16. http://goo.gl/Y6AuG
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-17 14:53:06
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    "*WOW! A NASA ASTRONAUT POSTING FROM SPACE!*" via +Natalie Villalobos

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    One of the last pictures I took yesterday - Aurora Australis - the southern lights - dancing with the constellation Orion. An amazing moment.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-18 12:30:11
    Missing the Google Sets Lab? Try Google Spreadsheets Auto-Fill.

    Sample Spreadsheet:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsdvQ9-MJ_7ldE1IRWdnZGV3cHlncGN6dkxuZ1Z5LUE&hl=en_US

    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.

    "If Auto-Fill recognizes a pattern in the content of the selected cells, it fills in the remaining items to complete the pattern. If Auto-Fill doesn't recognize a pattern, it will just repeat the content that was highlighted." https://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=75509
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-19 22:18:17
    I highly recommend reading +Beth Beck's blog post:

    Welcome to Gravityland +Ron Garan
    http://bethbeck.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/welcome-to-gravityland-astro_ron/

    Picture posted by +Beth Beck at http://twitpic.com/6lj5mu
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-20 20:07:05
    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".

    Please subscribe to our official Google Apps Update Feed to get the latest news on Google Apps http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/update-feed.
    I cannot wait myself :-)

    In the meantime, I suggest enabling one of my favorite features: 2-step authentication for you and your Google Apps users! http://goo.gl/ZVGew
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-24 10:58:32
    Merge cells vertically in Google spreadsheets
    http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/09/merge-cells-vertically-in-google.html

    Available for Google Apps users on the rapid release track.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-24 17:41:48
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    Interesting experiment via +John Eich

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    How items are ranked in the Google+ search engine

    As Google+ continues to grow, more and more people will be using the built-in search feature. After quite a bit of crude trial and error this morning, we've come to a few conclusions that show how Google chooses to rank items in the Google+ search area.

    It started when I realized that hashtags (#) are ignored in search results. A search for "#tips" will return everything for "tips" (not just "#tips"). Digging into that led to some interesting results.

    Note: We're just looking at the Everything --> "Best of" results for now.

    The bottom line, as expected, is that items from people in your circles are given much higher weight than other items.

    We did some searches for the phrase "obama". +Ahmed Zeeshan had written a post yesterday that mentioned him, so we checked from various accounts to see where his post ranked for that phrase.

    The two primary accounts we used:
    Account "A", which has Ahmed in a circle and created the discussion post.
    Account "B", which does not have Ahmed in a circle.

    Searching for "obama" early on found it in position #1 for account A, but position #12 for account B. Seems about right. Others had similar results based on whether he was in their circles or not.

    One user hadn't circled Ahmed, so the result was around #12. He then added Ahmed to a circle and his post almost immediately went to #1. Search results are changed very quickly to reflect new circle additions.

    Another user already had Ahmed in her circles, but Ahmed's post was #2 for her because another friend of hers had the #1 spot due to an unreleated Obama post.

    === Keywords can exist solely in the comments ===

    Around this time, account B noticed that our thread (created by account A, which didn't mention Obama in the post, only in the comments) was now first because of comments from people that account B had in circles that were discussing Obama in the comments.

    At this point, account A was showing Ahmed's post #1, and their own discussion post at #11. Account B was showing account A's discussion post #1 and Ahmed's post at #12.

    === Leave a comment to get your friends to see it ===

    So what would happen if account A left a comment on Ahmed's post? We suspected that suddenly account B would have a more direct tie to that post and it should rise. Yep, that's exactly what happened.

    Now, account B was still showing account A's post #1, but Ahmed's post had jumped from #12 all the way to #2. Account A was also seeing their own post at position #5, so it had moved up slightly (not sure why -- more "obama"-related comments, perhaps?)

    === Comments fade more quickly ===

    A few hours later, things had changed. For account A, they were still seeing Ahmed's post (now 18 hours old) still as #1. However their own thread, which had new "obama" comments just a few hours earlier, was no long in the top 25.

    For account B, Ahmed's post jumped to #1 and account A's post slipped to #2. Again, this points to the comment keywords fading more quickly than the keywords in the original post.

    === Conclusions ===

    Based on this limited research, here are some conclusions:

    - If you search for a phrase, posts from
    A: the past few days
    B: from people you follow
    C: with the search phrase in the main post
    will be near the top.
    - Posts with the search phrase in the main post, from people who aren't in your circles, will rank higher if people in your circles have left comments on the post.
    - Posts without keywords in the main post will still show up for you if the keywords appear in the comments. Presumably, having people that you follow actually post the comments with the keywords will help further.
    - Keywords in comments don't last as long. Posts from people I follow (with keywords in the main post) still show up near the top after a few days, but posts that rise to the top due to comment keywords will fade rather quickly.
    - Interactions with comments last longer. If a person you follow leaves a comment on a post, that benefit (connecting you to the post) will last longer than the keywords in the comments do.
    - We didn't do any testing with +1s, either on posts or comments.
    - We also didn't check for keyword density, number of times the keyword was repeated, etc.

    === So how do I get my posts to come up higher in the search results ===

    Here's a few things, roughly in order of importance, that will help your posts show up near the top of the results for more people.

    1 - Include the keyword in the body of your post.
    2 - Be recent. Posts older than a few days fall.
    3 - Have lots of people put you in their circles. Your posts will appear higher on their lists. (getting people to circle you is a different topic)
    4 - Get lots of comments. As you receive more comments, your post will appear higher for other people that happen to have your commentors in their circles. You could also potentially rank higher for keywords that people use in their comments.

    That's about it. It was a rather crude test, and their algorithms are certainly changing often, but it's a rough look at how things are sorted.

    Thanks to +Ahmed Zeeshan, +Derek Ross, +Ryan Waldroop, +Andy Little, +Nena Blanco and others for their help in testing this out.
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-25 16:14:46
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    Also check the excellent #strataconf slides at http://goo.gl/h2lJ7 covering


    ● Google App Engine
    ● Google Storage for Developers
    ● Prediction API
    ● BigQuery
    ● Google Fusion Tables

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    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!
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-25 18:05:09
    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.


    The Google+ Start-Up Guide by +Saidur Hossain in Your Language

    Afrikaans: http://goo.gl/UmgmG +Werner Diedericks
    Arabic (العربية): http://goo.gl/vr4v6 +Rami Al-Oweini
    Armenian: http://goo.gl/8n6JN +Bayandur Pogosyan
    Brazilian-Portuguese: http://goo.gl/pHiJq +Arnaud Saint-Paul
    Chinese (Simplified): http://goo.gl/xKwWD +郭鑫
    Chinese (Traditional): http://goo.gl/sjdhf +Zhusee Zhang
    Chinese (Traditional - Hong Kong): http://goo.gl/hEfa1 +Justin Chan
    Croatian: http://goo.gl/5J0Sv +Vail Joy
    Czech: http://goo.gl/0s6pL +Georg Jiří Überall
    Danish: http://goo.gl/7tijP +Daniel Petersen
    Deutsch (German): http://goo.gl/mWcEA +Andreas S. Brecher
    Dutch: http://goo.gl/9r3Bs +Esté Tigele
    English: http://goo.gl/DCzD8 +Saidur Hossain
    Farsi (فارسی): http://goo.gl/HC6JF +Bahador Najafiazar
    Finnish: http://goo.gl/4Kjjp +Jukka Ala-Hynnilä
    Français (French): http://goo.gl/t96av +Loïc Echene
    Greek (Ελληνικά): http://goo.gl/YMttd +Foskolos Nick
    Hebrew: http://goo.gl/Odn8u +Daniel Sachs
    Hungarian (Magyar): http://goo.gl/XLmr0 +Levente Szfarli
    Icelandic: http://goo.gl/ZDekm +Sigurjón Hilmarsson
    Italian: http://goo.gl/qOwPc +al pistacchio
    Japanese: http://goo.gl/QPxJG +Tei chan
    Portuguese-Portugal: http://goo.gl/fYOE4 +Telmo Silva
    Russian: http://goo.gl/BqtcJ +Max Egorov
    Slovenian: http://goo.gl/7X4cT +Ognjen Ze
    Spanish: http://goo.gl/EZ3CJ +Marko Sánchez +Rene Lemus
    Swedish: http://goo.gl/U7f7w +Simon Kjellberg
    Tagalog: http://goo.gl/iwqn9 +Francis Angelo Laserna
    Telugu: http://goo.gl/yOpkZ +Mallik K
    Turkish: http://goo.gl/ql2do +Gökhan Demirhan

    Google Plus Presentation Template
    https://docs.google.com/templates?view=public&authorId=14280579842134511604
    Video English by +James Lawson-Smith
    Google+ Start-Up Guide
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  • Andreas Koll2011-09-25 21:37:25
    Raging Grannies supporting the youth. Admirable.
    http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
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