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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Google+: 10 things it does better
In July I attended the Sloan Merlot "Emerging Technologies Conference" in San Jose. Coincidentally, Google+ had just been announced. Well to say it was the 'buzz' of the conference is putting it lightly! It appeared many presenters were quickly adding to their presentations to insure they were up-to-date! I decided to explore this much talked about new social networking tool when I returned to work. I set up my account and connected with a few friends and coworkers to test the features. Indeed there are many appealing functions with Google's latest attraction and I encourage you to try a few. I do like that there are fewer games/ads and the video chat for up to 10 people works very well. I see great potential, but with all of the other social media tools it's difficult to become religious about using it. However, I'm certain, in the end I will do so. I especially like the security options that I believe will be useful to educators. Reading through this linked article will provide a good sense of why it might be worthwhile for you to explore Google+. Let me know what you think!