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Google plus hits 20 Million users

Since its launch on June 28th 2011, google plus has gained 20 million users. Compare this to Facebooks current 750 million and twitters 200 million current users, it seems quite small, however in such a short space of time it has achieved quite a good number of users.

Even if the number seems small compared to those two, this new take on social networking has certainly gained a lot of popularity among many people. So, is google plus going to take over from facebook? Not at the moment

It has some flaws in it that need to be ironed out. I like the idea of having circles as it puts your friends and family in seperate circles. However the method used to invite shouldn’t need to use so many different devices and such. Also the chat is a bit glitchy at the moment and i have frequent trouble with it.

However in its short time of being on the internet it has achieved something that would be hard for a lot of websites to follow.

Google + Tips and Tricks

It’s always smart to know the basic commands and syntax of Google+.  Included is a Google+ cheat sheet that explains how to mention friends in your posts (like you can already do on Facebook or Twitter), how to bold your text and more.

Enhancing your text:

To enhance your text (Like shown in italics, bold, and strikeouts)

In + To make text bold add asterisks in front and back of the text, like this *this text will be bold on Google +*

In + To make text italic add _ in front and in back of the text you want italic,  Like this, _this text will be italic on Google +_

In + To make text strikeout  add a – in front and in back of the text you want strikeouted    Like this, -this text will be struck out in Google +

An easy way to adding Photos, Videos, and Links

URL’s only work with this.

In the address bar, highlight the text http://www.theworldoftek.wordpress.com

Then drag it to the Google + Tab or Screen and into the status box.

Wasn’t that easy?

Why Google + is like twitter

Don’t skip over because you don’t need to know it… You do “Trust Me”

Circles on Google + are like following on twitter, they don’t need you in their circles to share info among each other

Mentioning

Almost like @ on Twitter and Facebook

To mention someone on Google +, Type @Their Name or +Their Name

Private Messaging

This involves several steps

Write your “PM”.

Then where you can choose who and what circles to share with, type the recipient name.

Post it like a regular status update.

On the post is a drop down

Where the arrow is pointing is the 

drop down

When clicked a drop down will show.

One of the options is “Disable Re share” Click it

Permalink Statuses

This works just like Twitter and Facebook

^^ Chrome 🙂 

Share With… — Colors

Security and Privacy must know

If the button is green,

People who are not in your circles may see this post

If the button is blue,

Only people in your circles can see it, Unless it is re-shared

Hotkeys

Just little some hot keys.

Space = Scroll down Stream

Shift Space = Scroll up Stream

j = Single post down scroll

k = Single post up scroll.

q = jump to chat

Return = Start Comment

Tab,Return = End Comment

End

Hope you’ve learned some things about + Stay Tuned at Your World of Tek for more and more news daily!

gplus.to – Shorten your Google + Profile URL

Hey! Brett again!!!

Now if you have Google + look at your url… Long right?

You’ve heard about bit.ly. This works the same way but it brings to peoples attention that it is your + profile and not just some random link…

For instance look at my URL
https://plus.google.com/112374315257276376836/posts
Now look at it shortened
gplus.to/byoung
What a BIG difference in length.
Til next time
PEACE

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