Funny looking back at my older blog posts of Google+ here on the blog. It seems like every year I feel like I need to blog about how Google+ really is turning into a large part of my PLN. In fact over the last few weeks I have spent more time in Google+ than I have on Twitter…way more. The conversation I feel is deeper, more engaging and the communities….the sharing that happens in the communities is amazing. Much like the hashtag communities on Twitter the Google+ communities are rich with discussion, sharing and helping.
[box] Blast from the Past:
Dec. 2011: Google+ Reflection
Aug. 2012: Why You Should Be Playing with Google+ Now
Aug. 2013: 7 Google+ Communities You Should be following[/box]
If you only want two PLNs….Twitter and Google+ get my vote!
If you are just getting started with Google+ or you are a Google Apps school. The best thing you can do is put all the Google Products into a circle. Every Google App has it’s own account and they all are posting interesting tips, tricks and updates all the time.
Here are direct links to a few to get you started. You can search for the rest on your own.
Communities are still where I find I spend most of my time that an in Hangouts…oh how I love hangouts! There are way too many to list (although here are 7 Google+ Communities You Should be following) here but if you’re looking for a community chances are it already exists.
Don’t knock it till you try it…..and maybe this summer your goal is to start playing with Google+. If you want a really nice how to guide to get you started this is the best one I know of out there.
See ya on the network!