What is Google+?

Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”) is a free social networking service offered by Google for sharing and discovering.

If you’re not familiar with Google+, you may be interested in watching this video “How to Use Google+ (A Beginners’ Guide)” that explains how to set up and begin using a Google+ account.

You can learn more in the article “How to Use Google+ (A Beginners’ Guide).” By the way, Peter McDermott’s blog is great source for ideas and innovation.

I often post information to my Google+ account about new LDS materials and also ideas about technology and social media. If you want to see those posts in your Google+ stream, just add Larry Richman to one of your circles.

What has been your experience with Google+? If you’re like me, you’re still figuring out how to use Google+ in addition to (or instead of) Facebook. Facebook and Google+ have different cultures–perhaps a function of Google+ being new, or maybe it will persist. It seems to me that Facebook is more laid-back and fun, like a backyard BBQ, with casual conversations. In contrast, Google+ posts and conversations seem to be a little more formal, longer in length, and packed with images and video.

Here are some Tips and shortcuts for using Google+.

See a list of the LDS Church pages on Google+.

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  • IdahoMan2 January 5, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I use Google plus for family video chats and that’s all. It can handle up to 10 streams at a time, though I think we have only done at most 5 streams. Skype costs money to do more than 1-to-1, but it’s free with Google plus.

    I rarely use facebook, although I somehow have more friends there than I do in real life.

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