The Google+ musings of

Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
July 28, 2015 9 comments 14 shares 95 plus ones
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Google VP Bradley Horowitz says ending the requirement to use Google+ to engage with other Google products will allow the company to make a "slew of improvements" to the core social network...

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http://marketingland.com/google-say-google-will-continue-as-connection-platform-136712

#GooglePlus     #Future  

Google+ Isn't Dead, Will Continue As "Connection" Platform, Says Google

Google VP Bradley Horowitz says ending the requirement to use Google+ to engage with other Google products will allow the company to make a "slew of improvements" to the core social network.

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July 28, 2015 38 comments 9 shares 137 plus ones
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My dear +Google+ and +Bradley Horowitz

Now is the time to give us a glimpse of the Google+ future

The international media is killing Google+ everywhere.
I know Google is not the best in PR but do something NOW, please.
A press release?

I'm tired of defending you guys / the platform everywhere in social media.
What will happen to Google+?  You can try and assure us in corporate jargon but it's not good enough.

I sent an S.O.S. via Twitter, too...
https://twitter.com/JaanaNystrom/status/626043442649501696

#GooglePlus     #Future  

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July 27, 2015 2 comments 13 shares 127 plus ones
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Create your own stock photos for social media!

A little bit of imagination and there you have it.  
Visit a market place, a beach, a harbour, a park, a supermarket...  Place unlikely objects in strange places and shoot.

I took almost 100 different pics with the help of this bouquet of roses which cost 4 Euros.  Snow gives a nice lively background. Cropping and editing will multiply the amount of usable images two times or more.

Here is the Google Photos Help Center for good information how to use the Auto Backup and manage images in the new app:
https://support.google.com/photos/?hl=en#topic=6128818


#Photos     #SocialMedia     #Photography  

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July 25, 2015 6 comments 4 shares 110 plus ones
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People are enjoying a dance show and the nice weather in #Helsinki #Finland

I'm in a holiday mood, too! :D


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July 25, 2015 11 comments 10 shares 209 plus ones
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The city of Helsinki has an open wifi network everywhere in the city center: 4 bars. No need to sign in even.

Just excellent!

#Finland #Helsinki #Wifi #Tourism #Travel


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July 25, 2015 3 comments 14 shares 194 plus ones
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In #Helsinki enjoying a walk in sunshine 🙌

#Finland 

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July 25, 2015 21 comments 8 shares 66 plus ones
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A snippet from this very intelligent article:

"There’s a common conception that an opinion cannot be wrong. My dad said it. Hell, everyone’s dad probably said it and in the strictest terms it is true. However, before you crouch behind your Shield of Opinion you need to ask yourself two questions.

1. Is this actually an opinion?

2. If it is an opinion how informed is it and why do I hold it?

I’ll help you with the first part. An opinion is a preference for or judgment of something.
My favorite color is black. I think mint tastes awful. Doctor Who is the best television show.
These are all opinions. They may be unique to me alone or massively shared across the general population but they all have one thing in common; they cannot be verified outside the fact that I believe them..."


Read on!
http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/no-it-s-not-your-opinion-you-re-just-wrong-7611752

#Opinion     #Fact      #Learning     #Intelligence     #Ignorance  

No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong

You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.

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July 25, 2015 7 comments 13 shares 166 plus ones
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I passed the Hämeenlinna Castle by train. on my way to Helsinki for ex/old/present tourguides meet-up!

This will be a fun day - and it will be sunny all day, too!

#Finland #Hämeenlinna #Traintravel

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July 23, 2015 1 comments 4 shares 63 plus ones
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"It’s all too easy to imagine nature and technology as being engaged in a centuries-long boxing match, with the 21st delivering the knockout punch.

Sunsets obscured by selfies. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of toxic ‘e-waste’ dumped in Ghanaian wetlands each year. Words such as 'acorn', 'adder' and 'willow' excised from the Oxford Junior Dictionary to make way for 'broadband', 'analogue', and 'cut and paste'.

Humans never were part of nature. We were always part of technology..."

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http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150703-can-nature-and-technology-be-friends

#Nature   #Technology     #Humanity  

Nature and technology: friends or enemies?

Why we should concentrate on helping nature and technology to flourish and stop seeing them as sparring partners

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July 22, 2015 17 comments 5 shares 147 plus ones
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Asus C200 

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July 22, 2015 7 comments 17 shares 95 plus ones
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Take a look at my blog post:

http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2015/05/google-photos-basics-on-mobile-and.html

#GooglePhotos     #Photos  

Google Photos basics on mobile and desktop

The Google Photos app was announced at the Google I/O keynote on the 28th May 2015. Things have changed quite a lot, especially the editing (create Stories from scratch) and sharing.  You can share directly to a social networ...

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July 21, 2015 6 comments 13 shares 113 plus ones
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Bear necessities? Super-cute cubs copy mum but struggle to master art of tree-climbing

"Photographer Jorma Lehti, who took the pictures in Kainuu, Finland, said: "My first time at the bear district was full of amazing happenings..."

See the endearing photos:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/bear-necessities-super-cute-cubs-copy-6101304

#Nature   #Wilderness   #Finland     #Bears   #Photography  

Super-cute cubs struggle to master art of tree-climbing

Photographer Jorma Lehti, who took the pictures in Kainuu, Finland, said: "My first time at the bear district was full of amazing happenings"

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July 21, 2015 5 comments 2 shares 33 plus ones
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"Let’s face it, Instagram’s hub on the Web has traditionally kind of sucked. Thankfully, that’s finally starting to change. Recently, Instagram introduced a much easier-on-the-eyes design and started storing high-res images, and today it’s finally allowing you to search for images..."

Nice to see that someone is developing the desktop experience, and not just the mobile side...

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#Instagram     #Desktop     #Search  

Instagram finally brings its search functionality to the Web

Let's face it, Instagram's hub on the Web has traditionally kind of sucked. Thankfully, that's finally starting to change. Recently, Instagram introduced a much easier-on-the-eyes design ...

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July 21, 2015 26 comments 41 shares 157 plus ones
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+Anil Sabharwal who leads Google Photos wrote a "clarification". The comments on the post show the feelings of Google+ users:
https://plus.google.com/+anilsabharwal/posts/cAYN5wJPcx7

More from Google:

"In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout."

Google Photos Help Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/115899483237483386886

Get the Google Photos app for Android https://goo.gl/BajWpo

Google Photos Help Center:  http://bit.ly/1MERT2x

What's happening to Google+ photos:  http://bit.ly/1MERT2y

Picasa Web Albums Help Center:  http://bit.ly/1MERT2z
(PWA was used for G+ photos)

My blog post about Google Photos:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2015/05/google-photos-basics-on-mobile-and.html


Download all your pictures from Google+

Use Google Takeout for instance if you wish to re-upload your original size Google+ photos in the larger free size (High quality) that Google Photos offers without taking up storage:

Go to https://www.google.com/settings/takeout and login

- Click "Select none" then scroll down to "Google photos"
- click on the grey arrow next to "All photo albums"
- choose either "Include all photo albums" or "Select photo albums"
- click into the box (a green check mark will appear)
- At the bottom of the page, click "Next"
- Choose how you want to get the data ("File type" and "Delivery method"), then click "Create archive"

Selecting albums you can choose which ones to download.

"Download your data" FAQ
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190

#Photos     #GooglePlus     #GooglePhotos     #Download     #Takeout  

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July 20, 2015 1 comments 2 shares 48 plus ones
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"Rather than mouth empty platitudes, so-called shy and silent Finns may actually be showing respect, says Michael Berry, the latest in a line of linguists to explain the phenomenon of the stereotypically quiet Finn..."

#Finland   #Communication     #Culture     #Talk  

Finnish silence can be golden, says American expert

Rather than mouth empty platitudes, so-called shy and silent Finns may actually be showing respect, says Michael Berry, the latest in a line of linguists to explain the phenomenon of the stereotypically quiet Finn.

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July 20, 2015 15 comments 6 shares 173 plus ones
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Our big boys came for a visit and BBQ dinner.

What can I say except I WANT ONE OF THESE!

#Finland #Motorbike #Summer #LikeAGirl


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July 20, 2015 18 comments 9 shares 230 plus ones
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🐔 😀

In a basket from Lidl.

#bbq #Finland #Jyväskylä 

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July 20, 2015 5 comments 7 shares 91 plus ones
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Can you see the Google Photos icon in your Googlegrid?

To enable Google Photos on your account you must click on the icon.

Try scrolling down for "More" to see if it's there.  You can drag & drop it in any area of the grid you like.

Add your Google Apps or GfW account to Google Photos on mobile:

Go to your Google Photos
Tap open the menu on the left
Tap on your email at the top
Add account

Now you can switch between accounts.
It seems that the Auto backup is still backing up to my personal Gmail account, so this needs more research...

Okay: When in the Backup settings, you tap on the main account email and if you have added another account, you can choose another account for the backup.

I'm just testing and when I chose my Google Apps account as the main Backup account, it uploads the photos on my phone to that account.  Backing up 25 of 753...  :-)

I'll take a few photos with my Nexus 5 and we'll see if those will be backed up to my Gmail account when I switch back.
- Yes: When I switched account back to my Gmail one, the 2 pics I took were backed up from the Nexus 5.

Luckily it doesn't add all my almost 70 000 Google+ / Auto backup photos to the added account also!

PS:  I just got Google Photos in the Drive of the apps account.

Google Photos Help Center:
https://support.google.com/photos#topic=6128818

Google Apps learning Center:
http://learn.googleapps.com/?rd=1

#GoogleApps     #GooglePhotos     #Photos     #GfW  

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July 19, 2015 12 comments 24 shares 211 plus ones
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July 18, 2015 9 comments 0 shares 258 plus ones
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#Garden     #Flowerphotography     #Rose  

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July 18, 2015 7 comments 9 shares 74 plus ones
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"Scientists have done it: Created a food that has the nutritional profile of kale but tastes like bacon.

Dulse is a form of seaweed that looks like red lettuce and is loaded with protein and minerals. It's commonly sold pulverized as a supplement and salt alternative, but now, scientists from Oregon State University have developed a new strain of it that can be eaten whole.

The best part?

"When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed," chief researcher Chris Langdon said in a release..."


#Food     #Health     #Seaweed     #Nutrition     #Bacon  

Scientists create seaweed that tastes like bacon

Scientists have done it: Created a food that has the nutritional profile of kale but tastes like bacon.

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July 18, 2015 2 comments 5 shares 28 plus ones
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Uriah Heep is performing in Finland

English rock legend Uriah Heep perform tonight at the Karjurock Festival:  

The first album I bought with the money I earned from chores was Look at yourself  

My favourite song was this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE09Bw9GnE4

#Music     #Nostalgia     #UriahHeep  

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July 18, 2015 9 comments 11 shares 145 plus ones
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My contribution to #PADIwomensdiveday  

#Scuba #Diving  ‬ #Underwaterphotography   #LikeAGirl  

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July 18, 2015 1 comments 2 shares 33 plus ones
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+The Lady from UNCLE knows her Youtube / Google stuff:

"In this first part of three parts I look at the least anyone ought to do to secure their Google Accounts against hacking- adding a mobile phone number to receive alerts on. Do it, do it, do it (in a very Starsky & Hutch sort of voice).

Part 2 looks at two-step verification and part 3 looks at the security alerts Google send out."

Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__9ibhegP3I

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2bMgWl4U4

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY02Aj4wwSE

#YouTube     #Google     #Security     #Account  

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July 16, 2015 22 comments 21 shares 334 plus ones
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#WhiteNights     #Summer     #Finland     #Sauna  

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July 16, 2015 3 comments 4 shares 53 plus ones
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Just watch the video...

#Nature     #Anglerfish     #Mating     #Oceans  

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July 15, 2015 6 comments 5 shares 71 plus ones
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The Science of Dragons:  How +DreamWorks Animation made a game out of STEM education

"DreamWorks Animation is further expanding its How to Train Your Dragon  franchise into games that teach kids about science and technology, while its VFX and gaming divisions find new applications for immersive technology..."

Learn more:
http://www.fastcocreate.com/3047974/the-science-of-dragons-how-dreamworks-made-a-game-out-of-stem-education

#Learning     #Games     #STEM     #EDU  

The Science of Dragons: How Dreamworks Made A Game Out Of STEM Education

DreamWorks is expanding its How to Train Your Dragon franchise into games that teach kids about science and technology.

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July 15, 2015 6 comments 4 shares 77 plus ones
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"The Fempire is striking back.

Women who attend comic book conventions, many dressed as their favourite comic characters, are tired of being manhandled as they pose for photographs.

And they're sick of having their geek credentials questioned..."


Read more:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33480753?post_id=10203278177474796_10203278177394794

#ComicCon     #Geeks     #Women  

Comic-Con: Women tired of groping geeks and credibility checks - BBC News

Comic-Con: Women of Comic-Con are tired of groping geeks and credibility checks

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July 14, 2015 36 comments 39 shares 411 plus ones
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July 13, 2015 9 comments 11 shares 211 plus ones
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Presumably a hybrid of a noble yellow Candelabra and a pink Lupinus polyphyllus.

#Gardening     #flowerphotography   #Finland   #Flowers  

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