How to – Google+ Communities

This week Google+ introduced Communities – which are much like Facebook Groups, a place where you can gather together with like-minded people and chat about chosen topics. The Google Official Blog tells us that the options are as follows. Public or private membership to support all kinds of groups—from topics and interests to local neighborhoods to regular poker nights Discussion categories to find the conversations you care about most The option to start hangouts and plan events with community members The ability to share with your community from any +1 button across the web Anyone can create a community on […]

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Do you have Kred? +Kred arrives

Kred was created by Peoplebrowsr –  it measures online influence via social networks, similar to PeerIndex and a little like Klout but now maybe more accurate, less said about that the better. Kred celebrates personal importance and generosity by shifting the attention from celebrities to the true heart of social media: trusted friends and subject matter experts. It calculates the influence of the real stars in your life: from locals, like a trusted bartender or bike repair guy, to experts in your niche interests, like an oceanographer studying the floor of the Indian Ocean How does Kred work? Kred looks at 1000 days […]

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Google+ add verification badges to Celeb profiles

Google plus has finally added the ability to verify your account if you are a public figure or a celebrity – in the same way that Twitter does, so that you know if you following/circling/talking the “real thing”. All you need to do to confirm the verification is roll your mouse over the tick beside the name and you will see that is is verified like I have on Dolly Parton’s account above. Its happened many times on Twitter, where someone has thought they are following a celebrity, word gets out and suddenly everyone is following this fake person. Sometimes it takes a while on […]

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