+Jaana Nystrom

Welcome to my Circleverse!

Google+ is my passion: I want to help others to get the most out of it.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Plusone highlights and why you should make them private on Google+



I have been studying and researching the topic for a long time now.
What seemed like a great idea in the beginning has really lost its taste for countless users.

I don't know it it's the legacy of Facebook and the fact that the human animal wants to learn about things from the people he trusts? And mostly about the things he's interested in?
I'd rather join a Community with like-minded people...

The behaviour of people's plussing after this update has changed drastically: Lots less interaction on posts.
It certainly affected my behaviour.  I cut my plusones to a minimum.  That is not good for a platform that has been criticized of being a Ghost Town with no users.


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Google+ Events - updates


EDIT 20.12.2013: Forget this!
Looks like the old comment stream is back...
Perhaps the new one still needs tweaking.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Google+ Photos Auto Backup now in Picasa


Updates and changes, some good and some really bad.  Why did the Photos team have to remove the Creative Kit photo editor first from Google+ and now from Picasa?

Couldn't the (to me useless) Snapseed thingy be used in mobile Google+ apps only?
There are still some people who actually use a camera instead of a mobile device for shooting photos. Not all have Photoshop, either...  Well, back to the Gimp.
  (Grumblegrumble...)

By the way, many people are looking for their Auto backup photos:
Your backups live here  and your deleted photos live here in the trash, for 60 days. 



Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Our most popular Google+ posts in November 2013


Here is a collection of the six most clicked through posts from the +Gplus Expertise page!
I often use Bufferapp to schedule posts on Google+ business pages, because 24/7 presence is impossible and I do have a major part of my followers in far away time zones.  Another good reason is the analytics I get for each post.
+Buffer makes the task easy!