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My New Social Network . . .


One week ago I was pondering Google+, a new way of doing social networking, in the post, Book Promotion & Social Networking Frenzy ~ Pondering Google+.

A few hours after I published that post, my blogging-buddy, Lindsay Buroker, sent me an invite for Google+ :-)

I gave a couple introductory links about G+ in last week’s post and I’ve been reading all the articles I can on what folks think and what it means in the Web’s social landscape and how to do things inside it.

That last part generated the best news I can offer, being only a week old as a G+ user–it’s not hard to get used to it :-)

All I had last week was a bad taste in my mouth from Facebook and Twitter and the hope that G+ would come through and create another dimension for my book promotion activities.

At the one week mark, I’m extremely satisfied with the Google+ experience and can see many ways to use it to broaden my connection with folks I already know and those I’ve wished I could know.

As far as finding people to follow, check out this G+ Directory; and do notice the links on the left side to narrow down your search

And, for all you Readers, Writers, and Publishers, there’s literary/book people lists on Google+.

G+ is still in what they’re calling the “field test” stage but, heck, if it’s as good as it is right now, I can imagine it can only get way better!!

Does Google+ intrigue you?

Are you going to try it??

Have you already gotten in???
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6 responses to “My New Social Network . . .

  1. Pingback: Book Promotion & Social Networking Frenzy ~ Pondering Google+ « Notes from An Alien

  2. Simone Benedict July 19, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I’ve been trying to check it out from your invite. So far I haven’t been able to access it so it must be time to update my equipment, I don’t know.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai July 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      As I understood it, there are times when Google narrows down the folks they let in so they can handle the scaling issues of the service…

      Hopefully that’s all that’s happening and you can try next week and succeed :-)

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  3. chazdesimone July 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I appreciate your invite, which I took you up on immediately. (I would have been in the dark otherwise about Google+). I have heard good things about it, so I’ll start getting involved. Thanks again, Alexander.

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