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Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
August 30, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 35 plus ones
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My son looks small next to the cliffs in Oulanka National Park.

#VisitFinland     #finlandinyourstream     #Nature  

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August 30, 2014 0 comments 3 shares 16 plus ones
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This works on a desktop:
Click on any of the three hashtags displayed on a post and the post flips over showing more posts using the same hashtag.

I didn't get many posts though I know there are more...
But it's a fun feature anyway.

In the end you get a list of hashtags around the topic and you can explore more.  You're still in the same post and don't lose the spot in the stream.
Very handy!

#Hashtags     #Googleplus     #JaanaTip  

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August 29, 2014 6 comments 2 shares 21 plus ones
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August 29, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 36 plus ones
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Kiusattiinko sinua koulussa?  Miksi sinua kutsuttiin?
Mitä olisit halunnut olla tai kuka koit olevasi?

Minä otin usein ohjat omiin käsiin keskikoulussa ja jos ihan suoraan sanon, potkin kiusaajia munille.  Konkreettisesti.  

Meidän koulussa ei juuri ketään kiusattu, koska "Hullu eukko" vahti tilannetta, sillä aikaa kun opettajat käänsivät selän...

Kiitos isoveljen opettamille, joskus rumillekin tappelutaidoille. Ja puolustautuessa myös shorinji kempon harrastamiselle.

Lue lisää kampanjasta ja osallistu!
http://www.lukio.fi/kutsumua/

#KutsuMua     #Koulukiusaus  

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August 29, 2014 6 comments 8 shares 41 plus ones
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- Millions of tons of plastic have entered the oceans (UNEP 2005)

- Plastic concentrates in five rotating currents, called gyres 
In these gyres there is on average 6x more plastic than zooplankton by dry weight 

- 1/3rd of all oceanic plastic is within the great Pacific Garbage Patch


Ecological effects

- At least one million seabirds, and one-hundred thousand marine mammals die each year due to plastic pollution 

- Lantern fish in the North Pacific Gyre eat up to 24,000 tons plastics per year 

- The survival of many species, including the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Loggerhead Turtle, could be jeopardized by plastic debris 

- Plastic pollution is a carrier of invasive species, threatening native ecosystems 


Economic effects

- Marine debris causes an estimated $1.27 billion in fishing and vessel damages in the APEC region annually 

- The costs of removing debris from beaches is on average $1,500, and up to $25,000 (U.S) per ton 

- Plastic pollution causes over an estimated $ 13 billion globally each year 


Health effects

- Toxic chemicals (including PCBs and DDTs) are adsorbed by the plastic, increasing the concentration a million times 

- After entering the food chain, these persistent organic pollutants bioaccumulate in the food chain 

- Health effects linked to these chemicals are: cancer, malformation and impaired reproductive ability 

Can we stop this?

What can you do?

Read on:
http://www.theoceancleanup.com/

#Oceans     #Plastic     #OceanCleanUp     #Nature  

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August 29, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 58 plus ones
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More nice surprises: thanks to the Auto Backup I'm running from an external drive:

Hong Kong panorama from 2006, several shots combined. Taken from Victoria Peak.

#AutoAwesome  

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August 28, 2014 68 comments 6 shares 73 plus ones
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Why the heck do people have to bring the US into everything?  And question the reality of these border breaches?
Finnish press is among the most truthful and unfettered in the world, the same cannot be said of the big countries medias unfortunately.

If Russian military planes come into the Finnish air space without permission three times in a week, that's no accident and has nothing to do with the US, pope or Mao.

I just wish the Russian army would teach their soldiers orienteering.

Be afraid.

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August 28, 2014 20 comments 56 shares 234 plus ones
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Yes?

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August 28, 2014 25 comments 4 shares 53 plus ones
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I do worry when an army doesn't recognize the country's own borders.
Like those Russian parachutists in Ukraine...

A snippet from the article:

"Yet another Russian aircraft has strayed into Finnish airspace. In the latest incident, a Russian transport plane is suspected of flying over Finland around mid-day Thursday.
Defence Minister Carl Haglund said Thursday Finland will heighten its air surveillance activities as a result of the incursions."

Read more:
http://yle.fi/uutiset/third_russian_airspace_violation_in_a_week/7438235

#Russia   #Finland   #Ukraine  

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August 28, 2014 22 comments 1 shares 27 plus ones
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Russia is up to their old tricks again?

My family's home is now on the Russian side of the Finnish border, in the Finnish Carelia that the Soviet stole because they thought it would be the best way to protect St. Petersburg:
Everything is spoiled, destroyed, polluted and horrible.

Communists don't fix anything, they only break stuff that doesn't belong to anyone. Because nobody owns anything.  You cannot take communism or slavery out of a nation, same thing.  The poor Russians have been under megalomaniac rulers under centuries: That's why the putins get to rule.  They don't know of a better choice.

I just wish that they'd stay within their borders:  How hard can it be for military to stay inside the country?  Without straying in the air space of neighbouring countries?

I feel sorry for the Baltic states, they'll be next in line after Ukraine and all the others that "got away".

History repeats itself.  Cheating comes easy to some nations.

We have an old saying in Finland: "Ryssä on ryssä vaikka voissa paistais. "A Russian is Russian even though you fry them in butter".  Meaning nothing will ever change and you cannot trust them. Q.E.D.


#WWII     #Carelia     #Provocation     #Cheating  

Shelling of Mainila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Shelling of Mainila (Finnish: Mainilan laukaukset) was a military incident on November 26, 1939, where the Soviet Union's Red Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila (located near Beloostrov), declared that the fire originated from Finland across a nearby border and claimed losses in ...

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August 27, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 24 plus ones
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If you're interested, check out the hashtag #OutdoorsFinland  on different platforms, from Google+ to Twitter and Pinterest.
I think Facebook handles the hashtags very poorly, so perhaps you can forget that. :-)

#Finland   #Nature  

Travelling near, experiencing Finland

It is pouring down with rain outside. The water flows on the streets and it seems like the city of Helsinki will be flooded soon. The fall is officially here in Finland. After an unusually warm and...

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August 26, 2014 16 comments 5 shares 133 plus ones
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Good night!

#JaanaWish     #Mauritius     #Travel  

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August 26, 2014 10 comments 6 shares 36 plus ones
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"Thousands of Palestinians are celebrating in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza.

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Tuesday from the occupied West Bank that a formula had been accepted by all parties and that a ceasefire had gone into effect at 16.00 GMT.

He hailed the agreement as a chance to "build a new nation and end the occupation", before thanking Egypt, Qatar and the US for their roles in brokering the agreement made during indirect talks in Cairo.

The Reuters and AP news agencies quoted Israeli officials as saying that the Israeli government had accepted the deal. Israeli media reported the same..."

+Al Jazeera English 

#Gaza     #Israel     #Truce  

Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce

Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.

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August 25, 2014 4 comments 4 shares 32 plus ones
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Brilliant article in my mind!

A snippet:

"How you consume, buy, rent or barter something is the brand. The brand isn’t some magical fairy dust you sprinkle on top of your product. It surely isn’t an advertising campaign. It’s the core promise you give your customers in their everyday experiences with you.

In my view, the root cause of the lack of valuable consumer brands in Finland isn’t the lack of brand expertise, but a lack of empathy.

Stepping into the customers shoes and really trying to solve something for them and provide joy.

Having “great engineers” that design things that no-one wants to use, means that you have bad business people driving the company and bad engineers that won’t escalate this...

Read the full story:
https://medium.com/@juuuso/on-the-subject-of-finnovation-f0959179d5ba

Thanks +Juuso Myllyrinne

#Finland     #Business     #CustomerService  

On the subject of Finnovation

Finns aren’t bad at branding. We’re bad at business.

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August 25, 2014 4 comments 10 shares 30 plus ones
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The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in Northern Europe

GDP per head in the poorest UK regions is lower than any region of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland or Denmark.

Read the full article:
http://inequalitybriefing.org/brief/briefing-43-the-poorest-regions-of-the-uk-are-the-poorest-in-northern-

#UK   #EU     #Europe   #GPD  

Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in Northern Europe | Inequality Briefing

GDP per head in the poorest UK regions is lower than any region of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland or Denmark

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August 24, 2014 2 comments 7 shares 76 plus ones
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Hollering to Balinese hotel & travel people!
A little help?

Le sigh...  When I was working as a production manager for a travel agency my job was to find nice hotels for our clients. Honeymooners, families, luxury travelers and the regular folks.

These original images have no hotel names and at a first glance I could remember just a few of them. This is 7 years ago so many hotels and resorts have been renovated since.

I shot stills and made also a video of each hotel I visited, but can't find the tape.
601 pics in four days: That's a lot of hotels! :-)  This is how I used to roll: up to 13 hotels in a day, inspection of all the room types, grounds, public areas, restaurants etc.

The first image is made by Google+ from two shots of The Benoa so it's in a wrong place.

If you recognize any of these hotels, please comment on the photo.
I'd appreciate your help very much.

Cheers!

#Bali     #Lombok     #Travel     #JaanaTravel     #Hotels  

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August 24, 2014 12 comments 13 shares 160 plus ones
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I've travelled extensively around the Kingdom and found many nice spots worth a visit.

During this family trip 2007 I planned a trip from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi, with a van & driver.
We visited a few nice spots on the way, like the Floating Market in Damnoern Saduak and the Tiger Temple.

This small town was one of the most memorable ones:
Meklong.
Great market place (grilled frogs on a stick!) and the only place where a normal railway track crosses the market.

When the train approaches, everyone takes their awnings and stuff away from the tracks, just a few minutes later everything looks like it wouldn't be possible for the twice daily train to pass.

The train passed at around 08.30 in the morning, better to check with a local travel agent it hasn't changed.

I do recommend hiring a car or a van with a driver when exploring Thailand:  It's not that expensive and one can plan nice trips off the beaten path.
:-)

#Travel     #Thailand     #Sights    #JaanaTravel  

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August 24, 2014 20 comments 5 shares 32 plus ones
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Grand Mufti, Saudi's Top Islamic Leader: Islamic State And Al-Qaeda Are 'Enemy Number One Of Islam

RIYADH, Aug 19 (Reuters)
 - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheik Abdulaziz Al al-Sheik, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were "enemy number one of Islam" and not in any way part of the faith.

Although the mufti and other senior Saudi clerics have condemned Islamic State, al Qaeda and other groups before, the timing of Al al-Sheik's statement is significant given the gains by militants in Iraq.

"Extremist and militant ideas and terrorism which spread decay on Earth, destroying human civilisation, are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy number one of Islam, and Muslims are their first victims," he said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

He later compared them to the Kharijite movement in early Islam, which assassinated the Prophet Mohammed's son-in-law Ali for making compromises to a rival Muslim faction, and has been seen as heretical by most subsequent Muslim sects.

Saudi Arabia follows the ultra conservative Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam but sees Islamist militants, who staged attacks in the kingdom last decade, as posing a threat to its own stability.

Although senior Wahhabi clerics endorse execution by beheading for offenses that include apostasy, adultery and sorcery, oppose women driving or working and describe Shi'ites as heretics, they differ from al Qaeda and Islamic State militants in opposing violent revolt.

Riyadh has been a main supporter of rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but has funneled arms and money away from Islamic State and al Qaeda towards other opposition groups.

Wahhabi clerics, who hold senior government positions and lend the ruling al-Saud Islamic legitimacy, oversee a massive religious infrastructure paid for by the state and are sometimes dismissed by militants as being in the government's pocket.

Thousands of young Saudis are believed to have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join rebel and militant groups, spurring concern within the authorities that they may eventually launch attacks on their own government.

Saudi Arabia labeled Islamic State, al Qaeda, Nusra Front and other groups as "terrorist" in March and imposed long prison terms for offering them public support or giving them moral or material aid.

Early this month King Abdullah made a speech attacking militant groups that used Islamic justifications, and urged Muslim scholars and leaders to fight against them.

(Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams)

#Islam   #islamicstate   #Terrorism  

Saudi's Top Islamic Leader: Islamic State And Al-Qaeda Are 'Enemy Number One Of Islam'

RIYADH, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheik Abdulaziz Al al-Sheik, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were "enemy number one of Islam" and not in...

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August 23, 2014 4 comments 3 shares 37 plus ones
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Matkatoimiston tuotantopäälliköstä yhteisömanageriksi

Koen olevani onnekas! Vaikka yrityksen perustamisen alkuvaiheissa tuntui joskus siltä että olen hyppäämässä tuntemattomaan, "salto mortale" kannatti. Saan tehdä työtä jota rakastan, ihanien asiakkaiden kanssa.

Voin jatkaa uuden oppimista asiakasyritysten sisällöntuotannon, some-manageroinnin sekä kuratoinnin tiimoilta, jakaa tietoa eteenpäin, kouluttaa, opettaa, auttaa, ideoida...  Välillä projektiluontoisesti mutta enenevässä määrin myös pidemmällä tähtäimellä...

#Matkailu   #Yritys   #Asiakas     #Jaanavinkki  

Oppia ja tiedonjakoa SoMessa

Yrittäjyys on muuttanut elämääni valtavasti. Positiivisiin puoliin täytyy laskea oman ajankäytön hallinta:  Kukaan ei käske tekemään sitä tai tuota vaan päätän itse tekemisistäni. Eräs mielenkiinnon kohteistani on "Life-long ...

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August 23, 2014 2 comments 13 shares 48 plus ones
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I have circled many people whose posts I never want to miss. To make sure I get to read all they write, I have created a few Notification Circles.  Many profiles are in several circles and I should perhaps clean them up, but as the final maximum I can have in my circles or 5000 is not affected by these "double appearances", I haven't bothered. 

The main thing is to gather all the most interesting peeps or Pages in one or two circles, "with bells on"!

#Googleplus     #Circles     #Jaanatip  

Subscribe to your Google+ Circles

These screenshots are from a desktop.  On mobile there may be different methods for some features. Add people button - suggestions for circling Does this mean that the annoying automated suggestions we used to get in our Hom...

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August 22, 2014 10 comments 5 shares 40 plus ones
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A snippet from the article:

"Due to the near bilingualism of most Nordic citizens and the fact that many also speak American English with very mild accents, it is very easy for non-native speakers to forget that the Nordics are still not quite native speakers.  

This means that when the conversational silences occur during the natural flow of a conversation, they are amplified because of the added need to process, digest, and periodically search for missing words.
Something confounded when talking with native English speakers due to our heavy use of regional slang and provincial idioms..."

Read more:
http://virtualwayfarer.com/nordic-conversations-are-different/

#Conversation     #Smalltalk     #Silence   #Culture  

Nordic Conversations Are Different

Silence. It is something Americans hate. In your typical American conversation you'll rarely find such a thing as a comfortable silence, a reflective silence, or a natural silence.  For the average...

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August 22, 2014 46 comments 152 shares 489 plus ones
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⇒    Sitting for extended periods of time is an independent risk factor for poor health and premature death.

⇒    Even if you exercise regularly, if you uninterruptedly sit for a great percentage of the time, you’re still at an increased risk of dying prematurely.

⇒    Research shows that seniors who live a generally active life have better heart health and live longer than those who remain sedentary for most of the day. This holds true even in those who do not engage in a regular exercise routine.

⇒    Simply standing up 35 times or more spread throughout the day is a powerful antidote to long periods of sitting and is more effective than walking.

⇒    Proper posture and properly using your body to work against gravity is foundational for good health. Foundation Training and the Gokhale Method both address posture-related pain and teach you how to improve your posture.


Learn more:
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/12/13/sitting-standing-up.aspx

#Health     #Working     #Posture     #Sitting  

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August 22, 2014 14 comments 15 shares 71 plus ones
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"We language lovers need to stick together, because once the language bug bites, nobody understands your struggles (or your triumphs!) quite like the language-learning community.

Here are 10 situations that only your language loving friends will truly understand.
Have you experienced any of these situations?"

Read on: http://blogs.transparent.com/language-news/2014/08/20/10-problems-only-a-language-lover-will-understand/

#Friday     #Languages     #Learning  

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August 22, 2014 7 comments 8 shares 129 plus ones
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August 21, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 25 plus ones
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Jet lag is one of the most common sleep disorders.

Learn exactly what causes it and how to minimize its effects. No more lying wide-awake at 3am!

#Travel     #Flights   #Sleep  

How to Beat Jet Lag | Learnist

Jet lag is one of the most common sleep disorders. Learn exactly what causes it and how to minimize its effects. No more lying wide-awake at 3am!

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August 20, 2014 56 comments 5 shares 203 plus ones
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This.

#Philippines     #Palawan     #JaanaTravel  

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August 20, 2014 3 comments 7 shares 66 plus ones
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They'll be visiting the Saimaa lake region starting tomorrow.

Look for hashtags #VisitFinland   #FinlandOutdoors  and #OutdoorsFinland   for travel stories!

And of course:

#finlandinyourstream    :-)

A new adventure: outdoors Finland! - we12travel

An introduction to the Outdoors Finland bloggers trip coming up: 4 days with a bunch of bloggers in the land of thousand lakes and saunas!

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August 20, 2014 19 comments 34 shares 234 plus ones
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20th AUG: Happy Birthday +Dave Besbris !

If you don't know who Bez is:
- Vice President of Engineering for Google+
- His team built Google+
- Dave is known for his love of photography, squirrels and food. 

This is one of my fave posts by Dave:
http://bit.ly/1rMN3po

Thanks a million for doing such a great job with the team!

#Googleplus   #SquirrelSaturday   #Photography  

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August 20, 2014 4 comments 5 shares 32 plus ones
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"When searching for [directions from A to B] or [distance from A to B] from your mobile device, Google now shows an updated card with multiple tabs for driving directions, public transit, biking directions and walking directions. Until now, Google only displayed driving directions.

This isn't Google Maps for Android or the mobile Google Maps site, it's just a Google Search card."

#Google   #Search   #Mobile  

More Directions in Google Search for Mobile

When searching for [directions from A to B] or [distance from A to B] from your mobile device, Google now shows an updated card with multiple tabs for driving directions, public transit, biking directions and walking directio...

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August 15, 2014 20 comments 10 shares 233 plus ones
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"Android is an open source mobile operating system from Google. It runs on smartphones like Nexus 5, tablets like Nexus 7, and everything from netbooks to cars.

Part of your Google account is membership in Google's social networking (and more) site Google+. A lot has been said about Google+, both for and against, but to really get to understand what it is and how it works you need to jump in with both feet and give it a try. The app is already installed on your Android, and if you've already signed into your Android with your Google account for Google Play, you're ready to go and can just open it up and get started.

The social part is pretty much like you would expect. There's a timeline filled with posts from all the people you follow, where they have shared anything and everything. You can give the posts you like a "+1" and you can comment and interact with anyone you like. We've found Google+ to be (mostly) a friendly place and filled with people from all walks of life. And William Shatner's there.

Maybe the best part of Google+ is the built-in image hosting, sharing, and editing. As long as you keep your pictures under 2048 Px, you get unlimited uploads each with it's own unique URL. There's also a proper image editor built right in where you can touch things up or get creative, and Google has features they call Auto Awesome that can create an animated .gif from a series of images, or make a highlight video from an event, or even add falling snow if the content calls for it. But don't worry — you can always undo any of this, and nothing is shared with the public until you say it is..."

Read more from Android Central:
http://www.androidcentral.com/what-google-and-why-should-i-use-it

See the Android Community:
https://plus.google.com/+android/about

Google+ for mobile:
http://www.google.fi/mobile/+/

Read more about Google+ and your Android from the official Help Center:
https://support.google.com/plus/topic/1248781?hl=en&ref_topic=3049668

#Android     #Googleplus     #AndroidApps  

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