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Google+ Companion

ISBN: 978-1-118-18646-6
304 pages
May 2012
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Get the inside scoop on the newest social networking site: Google+

If you think you've seen it all when it comes to social networking sites, you haven't seen Google+ yet! Built from the ground up to be useful to both desktop and mobile users, Google+ offers the same great features as other popular social network sites yet, Google+ goes one step further by integrating popular Google technologies and introducing exciting new and unique features such as "Circles," "Hang," and "Sparks." Using clear, step-by-step instructions, Google+ Companion helps you master this amazing new social networking technology.

  • Highlights the new and innovative features of Google+ with the use of clear, easy-to-understand descriptions
  • Introduces you to "Circles," a brilliant feature that allows users to decide what updates and personal information each group of friends see
  • Shares helpful details to explain "Hang": the new group video feature
  • Walks you through "Sparks," which integrates Google search into the social network
  • Addresses how Google+ will be supported on desktop computers as well as Android and iOS devices

Step into the newest world of social networking sites with Google+ Companion!

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Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 What Is Google+ and Why Should I Use It? 1

Chapter 2 How Do I Set Up My Google+ Profile? 11

Chapter 3 How Do I Navigate Google+? 23

Chapter 4 How Do I Find and Add Friends? 41

Chapter 5 What Are Circles and How Do I Use Them? 53

Chapter 6 How Can I Share What’s Happening in My Life? 67

Chapter 7 How Can I Hang Out with My Friends Using Google+? 87

Chapter 8 How Do I Manage and Upload Photos in Google+? 105

Chapter 9 How Do I Discover Interesting News Subjects? 131

Chapter 10 What Is +1 and How Do I Use It with Google+? 141

Chapter 11 How Do I Play Games on Google+? 153

Chapter 12 How Do I Manage Google+ Settings? 161

Chapter 13 How Do I Use Google+ on a Mobile Device? 185

Chapter 14 What Other Really Cool Google+ Tricks and Tips Can I Use? 207

Chapter 15 How Do I Manage My Privacy and Personal Information? 221

Chapter 16 How Do I Use Google+ to Promote My Business? 245

Appendix Resources 259

Index 267

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Mark Hattersley is Editor in Chief of Macworld UK and runs a number of tech-related websites and print magazines, including Macworld UK, iPad & iPhone User, and Digital Arts.

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