Friday, November 29, 2013

How To Use Google Short Links!

How are Short Links Used?

Let's say that you're at a restaurant and someone asks you how they can find you on Google Plus. And let's say that you're not  +Guy Kawasaki  or +martin shervington . You grab a napkin and begin explaining how to find you.  After several re-looks at your phone, and rechecking the numbers, you finally end the conversation with "What's your email address, I'll send you a link to my profile!"  Face it.  Remembering all the addresses to your own stuff is hard enough, never mind OPU! (Other People's URL's)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Magic Moments From Google Hangouts - Week 3

As Good As It Gets

Nobody said it was going to be easy.  But nobody said it was going to be this much fun either. I’m a sponge. I like learning. I always have, and always will.  That’s why I never took a book home after the 4th grade. They didn’t have anything at all that even remotely demanded my attention, or even more importantly...captured my imagination. Still, I managed to win the Most Intellectual Award in the 7th grade, made decent grades in later classes, and eventually graduate from high school.  I didn't go to college for a lot of reasons. But I never quit reading and learning.  That's what these hangouts provide me. The material is endless.

What's In This Week's Minutes? 

This week covers a myriad of topics.  As always there are plenty of 'Health, Wealth, and Happiness' hangouts. Although all the highlights aren't cued up for in the image to the left, I will post them for you 'below the fold' of this article. There is great material in all of them. I've selected my favorites.

How Do You View Them?

Roll your mouse over the image to the left.  You should see little red arrows. Clicking on the arrow will bring up that video. Although it should work on mobile devices, they are usually too small to be able to enjoy the videos.  So I have added the links to the videos and the notes that I took on them.  I've also included links to the people in the videos. If you like what you hear from them, you should add them to your circles.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Magic Minutes from Google Hangouts Nov 11-17, 2013

Last week's Hangouts again offered some mighty fine hangouts. The amount of information flowing through them is impossible to keep up with. But rolling over the image on the bottom half of this post will show you the ones that I thought were excellent examples of what's offered here. So relax, sit back...and get some knowledge laid on you in about 5 minutes. (But I can't stop you from watching more than that!)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marvelous Minutes from Hangouts On Air Nov 2013

Last week had some really terrific Hangouts On Air. After experiencing the quality of material being offered in them, I figured I would share five of the particular hangouts that I enjoyed. The video below will explain what's in the hangouts. And rolling over the image on the bottom half of the page will show you those marvelous minutes in the videos right where you are. So sit back and take a load off for about 5 minutes. 

If you roll over the image below, you will see links to the exact 'marvelous minute' from last week's hangouts.

Sarah Willis of +hornsarahberlin hears about overcoming fear from +Arkady Shilkloper
+Peg Fitzpatrick gives +Dustin W. Stout some advice about Pinterest images on +Jason T. Wiser 's Show
+Jim Shankle gets great insight from +David Amerland about testing your social network efforts
+Ileane Smith gives +Dino Dogan some Klout on +Mia Voss 's show +The Mia Connect
And Davis Love talks about things that are important on the +PGA TOUR Hangouts.

And of course everybody on all the hangouts were very appreciative of the help and sharing that +Christine DeGraff gives every day!

See you next week!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

How To Manage Your Google Profile Endorsements

At approximately 2:00 PM on October 11, 2013 I needed to update something about my Google Profile. When I got there, I noticed a red bar across the top of the page that said something about Google changing their policy on who could see my endorsements, images, etc.  Being ME, there was no way I could NOT read about the changes. I care about my privacy. I care whether some images show up in a search.  So I read it.
At 2:13 I posted a simple link in Google Plus to the page where you could read about the changes, and control whether your stuff shows up. Since then I've seen a couple other posts about this. So I figured I'd make an image, post something to Blogger, share it to a few places, give my view on it and maybe pick up a few readers.