For those that are not happy about the new Google Plus column stream, there is an alternative. You can switch back to a single column stream by clicking on “More”, then click on the single column view icon. It may give you a less chaotic look by switching back to the single column stream, but it does not have the old Google Plus stream feel.
At first, I did not like the new Google Plus stream. I mainly did not like it because it was not playing well with my ADD. However, over the last day I am slowly starting to like the new layout as I get a feel for it.
Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts you can use while you are on Google Plus Hangouts.
Google+ hangout keyboard shortcuts for PC
? – Shows help dialog
Ctrl + e – Enable / Disable Camera
Ctrl + d – Mute / Un-Mute Microphone
Ctrl + g – Switch to primary speaker
Ctrl + b – Show / Hide Chat section
Ctrl + y – Set focus on Apps menu
Del – Remove or Close a Hangout app
Alt + 1 – Open your menu
Google+ hangout keyboard shortcuts for Mac
? – Shows help dialog
Cmd + e – Enable / Disable Camera
Cmd + d – Mute / Un-Mute your Microphone
Cmd + g - Switch to primary speaker
Cmd + b - Show / Hide Chat section
Cmd + y – Set focus on Apps menu
Del – Remove or close your hangout app
Opt + 1 – Open your menu
Are you looking for a way to dress up your social media post? Here is a list of special characters that can be used when creating a post on many social media sites. These special characters work on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Also keep in mind that these special characters require the use your number keypad (ALT + Number Pad.)
♂ Alt + 11
♀ Alt + 12
Whether you are new or experienced Google Plus user, here is a quick list of potential Chrome extensions to help enhance your Google Plus usage.
- Do Share
- Write and schedule your posts.
- Works for personal profiles as well as pages
- Extended Share for Google Plus
- Replies and more for Google Plus
- Reply and Reply to Author links for easy +mentions of other users
- Adds a dropdown next to share with additional sharing options (Twitter/Facebook/Email)
- “originally shared by” linked to original post
- Helper for Google+
- Get desktop notifications on new posts.
- Share Posts via twitter.
- Translate posts with Google Translate.
- Bookmark posts faster for reading later (also to delicious.com ).
- Linked #hashtags.
- Search in posts and profiles directly from your omnibox.
- Google +1 Button
- Facebook for Google+
- Tweets +1
Ken Watson of Watson Knowledge Services was happy to help with the successful donation drive for the Dress for Success program at the 2013 AIIP Conference in Denver. “At the annual conference which was attended by more than 100 members of the international organization, the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) donated nearly $1,500 in cash along with clothing and accessories during AIIP’s annual convention held in Denver, Colorado to the Dress for Success organization.”
Dress for Success is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Donations accepted include interview-appropriate clothing; new, unopened make-up; and professional shoes and handbags.
We are always trying to protect ourselves by clearing out browser history, cache and so forth. But did you know that Facebook is storing your Facebook search history in the activity log? Good news, this is only visible to you. Bad news, if you leave computer on, or anyone gains access to your computer, they can instantly find your search history. This can lead to embarrassing questions such as, Honey, why are you looking up “I Love Justin Bieber” pages?
Here is a quickstep process to avoid such questions.
- Go to your Timeline
- Click on Activity Log
- Click “Search” on left hand column (may have to click “More” to see it)
- Two options to clear you search results:
- Click “Clear Searches” which will clear out your search history
- Or you can delete individual search inquiries
While these search results are used to show you more relevant results with your Facebook use, it never hurts to be extra cautious. Knowing this searching history exists, may be beneficial in monitoring your kids Facebook activity or help keep you out of the “Dog House” by clearing certain data.
Love to hear your thoughts and take away.
Pulse News App, Screenshot
The Pulse App is by far one of my favorite news Apps. Pulse offers a wide variety of news sources with a slick and stylish design, and provides full integration with social networks. It also gives the ability to save and share articles with the aid of other Apps on your device.
In the evenings while relaxing and watching TV I like to grab my Android phone and go directly to the Pulse App to check on the latest news that took place throughout the day. When I am scanning my news feed and find great and interesting articles that I want to share, I can simply share with just a couple of taps. Articles can be shared instantly with my Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts. Pulse App can also be used in conjunction with other Apps on your device, such as : HootSuite, Evernote, LinkedIn, Instapaper. I tend to use Pulse with Hootsuite (past blog review) because this gives me the ability to schedule the post to send out later on my Twitter account.
Full breakdown of Pulse App features
- News Sources: It’s easy to find most of your favorites news sources either by searching for them or by scanning all of the different source categories. Be sure to check out the “What’s New This Week” category because Pulse is always adding more to its collection.
- Article view: When you are reading each article on the Pulse App, you can either read the article in a clean summed up version, or you can go directly to the website where the article was posted.
- Content: You can add all your content in one place. It loads the content you read and makes it available to read anytime because of offline syncing. It saves articles you read with your Pulse.me account by sending it to Evernote, Instapaper, Read it Later, or Google Reader.
- Social Feeds: You can add any of your social feeds to your Pulse content, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader (directly import all of your RSS feeds), Reddit, and many other social media sites.
This is a repost from my old blog. This review is based on my personal use on my Android phone.