RESHARE: Para el que sigue NBA regularmente... el chinito Lin está dando de que hablar no solamente en la NBA sino en toda la Internet!
Reshared text: If you're part of the #Linsanity trend, you're not alone. New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin's star is rising faster than ever as searches for him peaked higher than other sports greats David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady and Tiger Woods in the past 30 days: http://goo.gl/CmeRc
Searches for [jeremy lin nba] have increased 1,850% in the past 30 days, and the top three rising searches related to [nba] are about Jeremy Lin: http://goo.gl/gp32A
RESHARE: #GoogleBuzz is dead, but it left behind great lessons for the awesome #GooglePlus experience we have right now.
Reshared text: Buzzkill
As you may have read, today we announced our plans to retire Google Buzz along with some other products. Many people anticipated that we would retire Buzz, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. But as someone closely involved in the creation of Buzz, I wanted to share some personal thoughts.
What did we learn from Buzz? Plenty. We learned privacy is not a feature... it is foundational to the product. And this awareness gave us the resolve to design privacy in from the very beginning, which led to Circles for sharing the right information with the right people, as well as transparency around which parts of your profile can be seen by whom. We also learned how compelling it is to have meaningful conversations with interesting people, which we're happy to see happening all the time in Google+.
But probably the best lesson we learned is about how to introduce a product. We started very slowly with Google+ -- in a limited Field Trial - in order to listen and learn and gather plenty of real-world feedback. Your participation in the process is helping create what Google+ is today.
So why retire Buzz now? Well, we think the time has come for us to focus our energy on projects that will have the most impact to the most users. And creating these great products requires great focus. With the majority of Buzz users now here on Google+, it became obvious that all of our attention should be focused on this community.
And since every end is also a beginning, we will continue the project we began just over three month ago. As we move forward, we are hopefully wiser for our experience, and grateful for all it’s taught us -- and me. I am humbled that we are now able to continue learning and growing together with the more than 40 million participants in the Google+ project. Onward!
RESHARE: I don't know what I'm most surprised about. The fact that they have a robot throwing a ball to a dog... or the dog's interaction with it. You can tell the dog knows that he has to start running before the ball is thrown.
Starting today you can actually share your favorite circles with others! So if you’ve got a great Photographers or Celebrities circle, for instance, then you can share a copy with your friends.
To get started, just click on a circle from your Circles page, and click Share.
(Importantly: when you share a circle, you’re only sharing its members at that time. Also: the circle name is always private to you, and any changes you make afterwards are private as well.)
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Hi, my name’s Owen, and I’m an engineer on the Google+ team.
One of my favorite parts about circles is how they help me control who I share with, as well as what I read. In fact, many of you have created lots of great circles around topics that interest you (like Photographers) to bring lots of great content to your stream. In these cases, we've heard that you actually want to share your circles with others. Both to save your friends some time, and to connect them with interesting people and content.
Today I'm happy to announce that we're launching exactly that feature. We let you take the circles you've created, and share them with others! Let me show you how it works.
From your circles page... select the circle you want, add a comment, and then share it.
When your friends receive your circle, they can then pick and choose who to add to their own circles.
Note that when you share a circle, you're only sharing its members at that time. The circle name is always private to you, and any changes you make to your circle afterwards are private as well.
We hope this new feature helps you share and find lots of great content in Google+, while still giving you important controls over how you read and share. Thanks for listening, and please keep sending feedback!
Have you noticed that Sparks have been re-branded as Saved Searches
If you search for anything in the search box of Google+ it would give you the option to Save this Search and automatically be added to your left panel, where Sparks used to be. When you do the search it would let you browse through: Everything, People, Google+ Posts or Sparks
RESHARE: Good tips of the newly implemented features
Reshared text: Some more tips and tricks for using Google+ search:
* Saved searches are like streams When you hit the "Save this Search" button, you're creating a new stream that shows up below your ordinary streams. Circle streams are built around groups of people; search streams are built around common interests. So if you save (e.g.) "BBC Sherlock", what you're saving is a stream of people who are interested in that show. It can be a great place to meet people, and to talk about the things you care about.
* You can use hashtags like #plustips Hashtags are just strings that begin with a # symbol, but people use them to identify subjects or topics of interest. Stick those in your posts, and you can search for them, too. (For example, check out the searches for #plustips or #storycircle) And hashtagging is a collaborative effort: if you add a hashtag in a comment, that tags the post as well.
* You can share searches The URL you get when you do a search is just https://plus.google.com/s/<whatever>. You can share this link around and other people get that same search stream; they don't have to be logged in, or even Google+ users, in order to see that link. (Of course, if you aren't logged in, you'll only see public content)
And of course, we're working intensely on making Google+ search a more and more powerful experience. We want to turn these searches into a place where you can find your (and your friends') content, where you can find people, and where people with common interests can meet and talk -- and there's a lot more in the works to make that happen!
Apparently one cannot Re-Share a post of someone who's making a Re-Share of something someone else originally posted. It will Re-Share the original post instead of the recent one, which in many cases has a clarification of an issue.
This theory makes a lot of sense. It looks like Google made all the right moves prior to acquire Motorola Mobility.
At the end of the day, Microsoft and Apple paid $750,000 for each of Nortel’s patents, while Google paid $510,204 for each of Motorola’s patents and got a huge device manufacturer as a bonus. Which company do you think got the best deal?
I welcomed the announcement of Google buying Motorola Mobility because of its 17,000 patent portfolio. This gives Google a great edge over its competition in the patent lawsuits war. However, Google needs to be extremely cautious entering a business they are not familiar with: hardware manufacturing.
RESHARE: I hope they don't become as intrusive as they are in Facebook. I don't want my stream filled with annoying Game Invites, Badges, etc, etc, etc/
Reshared text: Sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we share are another great way to build relationships. So to help you do this, we’re adding games to Google+.
With games on Google+, we’re focused on giving you control. When you're ready to play, the Games page will show you gameplay updates from your circles, your latest game notifications, and information on what's been played recently. This means your Stream will stay focused on conversations with the people you care about.
We’re starting with a small number of fun and interactive games to play on Google+, and we want to give a big thanks to the developers who’ve worked with us to make them available. Check out our Official Google Blog post for a full list.
While games in Google+ will gradually roll out, we look forward to making them available to everyone in the field trial soon. When you see the Games icon on the top of Google+, give it a try and send us your feedback.
Reshared text: Some more Google+ experiments that are rolling out as we speak:
You can now + reply anyone who commented on your post regardless of whether they have "find me in search" enabled. Hey, if they wrote to you, seems to make sense that you should be able to write back, right?
We removed the "blocked circle" and added a new menu for managing your blocked people.
We added a new invite dialog that provides a URL you can give out to your friends so they can join. I know, Vic already posted this one. Just re-posting in case you missed Vic's post.
For technical reasons, the little black bar across the top of the page, and the rest of the page, used a different event system. Now they don't, which means that if you add a friend from the notification bar on the top of the page, they will immediately show up as a friend on the bottom of the page. I know, crazy.
Fixed the count for # of followers. The number used to be capped at 10,000 in the people editor (even if you had more), now it is accurate. Also, we used different algorithms for calculating your followers in profiles vs. the list on your circles. We now use the same algorithm for both so they should always match.
My team just got a list from our consumer operations group of over 25,000 suggestions of great stuff we should be working on. Almost 6,000 of those were about the #s not matching in profiles and the circle editor (fixed!). A couple hundred were questions about whether sharing to your circles included your block circle (fixed!). Needless to say, much of what we do is based on what you guys ask for. We even had a few people tell us it was just cruel to show photos of their X's in their block circle, so, we removed photos for people you've blocked =)
Now, off to go address a few more of the issues. Stay tuned, lots of great stuff coming.
Other useful folks worth following, The Google+ Community Management Team. Feel free to +mention us to threads we should know about, and recommend us to new folks you invite! We're your advocates. +me! - Community Manager for Google+ +Toby Stein - Community Manager for Google+ +Brian Rose - Community Manager for Google+ Photos +Katherine Gramann - Community Manager for Google+ Hangouts +Evan Steinberg - Community Manager for Google+ Mobile
Reshared text: Hey there, I'm Brett, and I'm an engineer here on the Google+ Circles team. We’ve been hearing that you want a way to reorder your circles -- so when you add people, view your stream, or share, that list of circles is in the order that works for you. We thought it was a great idea, and today, we’re launching this on Google+.
Let me show you how it works. Go over to the Circles tab and down to your circles. Now you can move your circles wherever you want, just by clicking and dragging with the mouse. Plus, that order will now show up everywhere across Google+, even in the dropdown menu when you add people to circles.
I hope you like it. And as always, please keep letting us know what we can do to make Google+ better for you.
As I bet you've noticed, we are facing pretty incredible demand for Google+ invites.
As Engineering Director of Google+, I wanted to take a moment to explain why we're growing the system slowly. First, we want to make sure our infrastructure scales so the service remains fast and reliable. Second, we want to ensure that bugs are fixed while there are still a relatively few people in the field trial.
Things are going well with the systems right now so we feel comfortable enough to open up invites for a brief period. Our goal is to double the user base in the field trial. (Sorry, we're not giving details about how many folks are in the field trial yet).
So, in a few minutes, we'll open up invites again.
We continue to throttle invites, so please don't mass invite folks as it won't work. If you invite a handful of your most important friends and family you're much more likely to get these folks into our system.
Thanks again for providing so much wonderful feedback!
RESHARE: Very important stuff!! Changes are rolling out daily. Nice going Google =D
Reshared text: The sharing changes +Kelly Ellis mentioned earlier today are starting to roll out:
1) The next time you share something, you'll see a dialog explaining how to edit or delete your post, or disable comments or reshares.
2) When you try to share a limited post, you'll see a friendly reminder to be thoughtful about who you're sharing with.
3) You can't share limited posts publicly. (You can still share limited posts with other individuals and circles.)
And just to reiterate: as the author you always have the option of disabling reshares entirely on a given post. Just click the triangle menu at the top right of your post, and select "Disable reshare."
When sharing new Posts in the recipients box it stays by default with the last circle(s) that you shared your previous post with. This can lead to unwillingly posting something to a circle you dont want to, or leave it public.
I would suggest to give the option to define which circles by default are you going to post always. Just like the settings for auto-accepting photo tagging.
It happened that I shared a link to "Public" and on my next post I wrote something that was meant for my circles, but since "Public" was already there by default, I didn't realized about it until a couple of minutes later.
Google debe hacer algun tipo de campaña o estrategia para mover al usuario "comun" hacia los servicios de ellos mas alla del Search y YouTube. Porque cuando uno usa todos los servicios de google es que esta integracion que lograron en Google+ hace sentido realmente y se ve la magia del producto.
Parece que Google está comenzando a entender mejor como brindar productos verdaderamente sociales para el mainstream y no para los Google Geeks.