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The Google Plus social network has so many shiny new features and some familiar ones. This is the Govloop place to share what we find exploring, make requests for invitations and answers to questions, as well as tips.

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Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2013

Google is famously driven by data. Until Google+ that data was about web pages, places and news. Now that Google has added people to the mix, how will they use this data? Is social data really critical to Google's mission of organizing the world's information, or is it more relevant to their business model of advertising?

In conversation with Tim O'Reilly, Bradley Horowitz (Google's VP of Product Management) will talk about Google's successful social network and the long-term value that it brings to users and Google itself.

This webcast is an extended preview of conversation taking place at O'Reilly's Strata Summit, September  20 & 21, in New York City. Strata Summit will look across the new economy of data, highlighting opportunities and challenges for business and society.

The conversation will touch on:

  • how the Google+ team thought about social data--design and policy principles that underly the service
  • what Google is learning from Google+ interaction data
  • interesting or even surprising discoveries from Google+ data analsyis
  • challenges and lessons on the infrastructure side

Inside Google+: Bradley Horowitz talks with Tim O'Reilly

I'm attending and hope you can also attend 

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Aug 23, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

I hope you can make it! If you have trouble with the "attend" button above, send me an email in Govloop or personally at Barbara (dot) Haven (at), and I'll forward an invitation email. If you would like, we can also connect on Google+ where my profile is

Discussion Forum

Is Google plus among your government organization's top social media locations?

Started by barbara haven Mar 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Google Plus usage is soaring, so is your government organization allocating more time and energy for it?Check out this GovTech's article:…Continue

Tags: SocialMedia, GooglePlus

Using Google Plus Webinar

Started by Henry Brown Sep 29, 2012. 0 Replies

From the blog Howto.govGoogle+ provides a new and innovative platform to reach beyond traditional audiences,…Continue

Tags: NASA, webinar, google+

Google+ Users

Started by Henry Brown. Last reply by Henry Brown Sep 23, 2012. 1 Reply

From Google+ Hits Milestone -- 100M Active Monthly UsersAnswering critics who…Continue

Tags: milestone, google+, active users

How to Use Google +

Started by Henry Brown. Last reply by James E. Evans, MISM, CSM Dec 16, 2011. 2 Replies

After getting an invite to join (THANKS Govloop) I realized that this could be somewhat of informational overload, especially for the less than power users...Found this link From…Continue

Tags: tech council, tech, Google

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Comment by Henry Brown on October 14, 2013 at 2:46pm

Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest/value to some

Title: Google Search Information

Comment by Henry Brown on October 13, 2013 at 10:21am

Interest and value will vary signficantly

From Graham Cluley Security Blog:

How to stop Google using your face and name in adverts

Google, and its advertisers, know very well that an endorsement from someone you know is more likely to convince you to buy a product or service than a positive review from a stranger.

Of course, it’s perfectly possible that you don’t like Google letting companies use your face and name in adverts. If that’s the case then there’s fortunately an easy way to disable the functionality:

Comment by Martha Garvey on June 25, 2012 at 2:03pm

So...what have folks been doing...or not doing...on Google+ these days in the government space.

Comment by Allison Primack on April 23, 2012 at 10:28am

Hey everyone! GovLoop is launching their Google+ page, if you want to check it out -

What kind of content would you like to see on the page? What have you liked/disliked from other Google+ pages you've encountered?

Comment by Henry Brown on February 6, 2012 at 5:41am

Social Media Explained (cross posted to Facebook group)

Comment by Henry Brown on January 11, 2012 at 10:46am

Have added a discussion in the Google for government which could have some potential interest to some

Title Additional Google Search Function

Comment by barbara haven on August 23, 2011 at 3:18pm

Thanks, for the question about what types of content we put on Google+ as distinct from other social networks.

For me now some of my circles on Google+ are with photographers and people connected with future trends, but also with government in states and in general. The world of ideas looms large in my Google+ stream.

Circles worked so much better for me than groups in Facebook. Facebook has become my extended family place, but LinkedIn serves to connect with primarily professional connections.

In each case I have exceptions, which I think will be fewer over time. Google+ is so new right now. Will having "real names" and verified identities make a difference on Google+.

How about your different uses of these and other social media platforms?

Comment by Chris Poirier on August 17, 2011 at 10:23am

ugh, sounds more like Facebook finally got one of their "negative" stories to  Seriously though, how can Inc say that when more than enough articles are printing discussion the membership levels are still increasing and increasing faster than anything else out there.  Granted there is still a conversation taking place on whether people are actually USING Google+ rather than simply getting a log-on simply to check it out, but the numbers support that it isn't going to die tomorrow...

I have plenty of content to follow and can now track my twitter and facebook feeds and multipost from Google+ that it is really where i do most of my social engagement now.

Comment by GovLoop on August 17, 2011 at 10:16am
I cringed today when Inc magazine had an article "is Google + dead" - the hype cycles of these products are so quick and I don't buy it..  Launch, 2 weeks in = Facebook killer, 2 months later - is G+ dead.
Comment by GovLoop on August 10, 2011 at 2:28pm
What kind of content do you put on G+ as compared to Facebook, Twitter, etc?

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