Google+ is a social networking and identity service. Unlike most conventional social networks accessed through a single website, this is being described as a “social layer” covering its many online properties. Google+ also goes by GooglePlus and G+.
Important Terms (Plusisms)
“Plushare(s)” – Short for “Plus-share(s)” which are the various items (posts, photos, videos) in a Plustream along with any comments
“Plustream(s)” – Reverse chronological list of items being shared by the Plushers in your Circles.
“Plusher(s)” – Short for “Plus-sharer(s)” and pronounced like pushers but with pl… – these are the people and organizations sharing on Google+.
“Circles” – Fundamental organizational aspect of Google+ to categorize the plushers in your social network.
“+Mention” – While entering a post, you can type the “+” or “@” keys followed by the name of another plusher to mention them and invite them into the conversation.
“+1” – You can recommend comments, websites, plushares to other plushers (equivalent to FB “Like”).
“Sparks” – News, videos, photos, articles, etc based on your interests..
Want people to follow you? (get circled)
Google+ is a lot more fun when you’ve been added into relevant circles. Circle other people who have similar interests to you. You can find people by topic when using Google+ search and selecting “People and Pages” to see who Google recommends. Circle other pages you find interesting. Comment on posts you like in your stream and share posts with people.
Sign up for an account
Go to http://plus.google.com with your web browser.
Use your real information on Google+. When you sign up, it will guide you through a series of steps to populate your profile. You will want to begin by adding people you know to your circles.
Customize your profile with photos and information.
How to get started with Google+
Google+ for iPhone
Google+ for Android
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