[NAFEX] NAFEX list & Google+ opportunity.
cgarriss at garriss.net
Sun Oct 9 20:25:09 EDT 2011
I would have some concern about the amount of personal information many
social networks "share" with or without the permission of the individual.
Location in real time, likes, dislikes, pictures, friends, relatives etc.
I'd have to know much more to participate.
On Oct 9, 2011 7:31 PM, "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <lflj at bellsouth.net>
> Just in case anyone other than mIEKAL and I might be interested in
> possibilities for expansion of this list into Google+, a few hastily
> written ideas. - LL
> NAFEX List Members:
> This is just a brief introduction to use of some of Google+ features,
> getting started and making the most of it. I have a collection of
> helpful documents and URL's that I can share.
> Google+ is on the verge of adding business pages to their service:
> Google+ Business Pages Coming Real Soon?
> Why They Will Make or Break Google+
> PlusHeadlines - "approximately two and a half months ago, on July 21st,
> 2011 Google+ Project Manager Christian Oestlien made a post explaining
> the situation around the much anticipated Google+ Business pages. At the
> time, users were wondering why a clear business strategy was not
> integrated within the Google+ framework, and when such a tie-in would
> take place. In his statement he said the following:"
> "With so many qualified candidates expressing intense interest in
> business profiles, we’ve been thinking hard about how to handle this
> process. Your enthusiasm obligates us to do more to get businesses
> involved in Google+ in the right way, and we have to do it faster. As a
> result, we have refocused a few priorities and we expect to have an
> initial version of businesses profiles up and running for EVERYONE in
> the next few months. There may be a tiny handful business profiles that
> will remain in the meantime solely for the purpose of testing how
> businesses interact with consumers."
> full article:
> A little more about Google+ from the Google CEO, Larry Page in a G+ post:
> Larry Page - Jul 14, 2011 (edited) - Public
> "Our goal with Google+ is to make sharing on the web like sharing in real
> life, as well as to improve the overall Google experience
> Circles let you choose with precision who you are sharing with. Not
> surprisingly this has been very well received, because in real life, we
> share different things with different people.
> Hangouts allow for serendipitous interactions. Like in real life when
> you run into a few friends. It gives you seamless and fun multi user
> video and it’s really amazing!
> Last quarter, we launched the +1 button in search results and
> ads--enabling users to recommend stuff they liked, and have those
> recommendations show up in the search results of people they know.
> This quarter, we released +1 buttons to the entire web, and many sites
> like Huffington Post, the Washington Post and Best Buy have added +1
> G+ is light years beyond Facebook in every respect. Your activities can
> be made public or not, you choose. It is very configurable and you can
> become quite private in that system, in communication with only those
> you want to be in touch with. You simply create a post and designate
> which of your circles it is destined for. Public is a default option you
> can choose when you need greater visibility. You can also prevent your
> profile from being indexed and accessable by any search engine,
> providing an extra measure of privacy. You can dump circles and users at
> will as well as create new ones and merge them with those of other G+
> users. If you get an email request to allow someone to add you to their
> circle you can deny that (by taking no action) or allow it. You can
> simply go to a stranger's profile to see if you want to add them or not.
> There are a number of documents/websites/blogposts floating around with
> explicit instructions on configuring your account and ensuring your
> privacy. I think Google is doing a great job with this and they have
> started off on the right foot.
> After getting a GMail account and then a Google+ one, NAFEX Circles can
> be created by everyone making all of their posts to those circles
> non-public and only visible to people in those circles. Then they can
> begin to merge members in each circle into a community, all in
> communication on a common topic. The process of merging members in each
> user's circle involves "recommending" your own NAFEX circle to any other
> G+ member, NAFEX list subscriber or not as is mutually agreed upon
> whether to allow non list or GWAA members in or not. You can include
> anyone else in your recommendation by sending them an invitation by
> email. If anyone adds your circle then you both share the combined user
> base as both circles continue to grow in members. And so it goes from
> there, merging circles and inviting others by email or directly through
> Google+ to build a NAFEX community.
> One person could create a single NAFEX circle and then invite everyone
> to join it. This would be the most secure option but not necessarily the
> best. Adding, batch style, a large number of user at one time could be
> done the following way:
> Another option is for one of us to create a NAFEX circle and send email
> invites to all the NAFEX list members (using the subscriber list of
> email ID's generated by ibiblio list host, Mailman).
> Each one would have to have 1) a Gmail account and 2) a Google+ account.
> I can generate this list of email addresses and send it to Doreen who
> could create the core NAFEX G+ circle or I could do it. The problem with
> this is that invites would have to be sent out as many times as
> necessary to get all members on board. None of this is particularly
> difficult, though.
> The reason you need a GMail account is that any other Google services
> that you use can be linked directly to that account and they provide a
> button there to load your Google+ page too. Some of the services that
> can appear in GMail and Google+ include Picasa galleries, Buzz posts,
> #1's and more. From the GMail dashboard you can access nearly anything
> Google offers and if you use Chrome, even more plus some amazing new
> extensions (tools and add ons). Google Docs is an especially nice
> service to add along with Picasa galleries (my preferred photo hosting
> site). I like the fact that Google Blogger allows very large posts and
> uploads are fast. Your G+ page has its own array of photo and video
> galleries alongside Buzz & #1's. Other features include chat and:
> (copied from my G+ page)
> Send invitations
> Invite friends
> Have fun with all your circles using your live webcam.
> Go mobile
> Get Google+ for your mobile device
> I'll be glad to follow up this post with more detailed information if
> anyone is interested.
> Lawrence London
> lflj at bellsouth.net
> venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
> lfljvenaura at gmail.com (my G+ associated email ID)
> My G+ "Lawrence London" page:
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