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Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
November 19, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 37 plus ones
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Google’s approach for rolling out the latest version of Android, Lollipop, is a little different.

There are the usual things we see every year — a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet — but instead of a big event, the company is posting details in blog posts and on the main Android site. So if you’re tracking the rollout closely, you probably have a sense of what’s new and what’s cool in the OS.

If you’re not, though, getting a sense of what Lollipop is actually like and what it actually does isn’t easy...

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#Android     #Lollipop     #Android5     #Google  

12 of the best new features in Android Lollipop

Google’s approach for rolling out the latest version of Android, Lollipop, is a little different. There are the usual things we see every year — a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet — but...

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November 19, 2014 7 comments 2 shares 24 plus ones
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What's Hot for you may not be the same for other people

The What's Hot is a mixture of the most popular posts and what Google thinks might be interesting to us.

Read on from my blog:

#Googleplus     #Explore     #Posts     #Jaanatip  

All new Google+ Explore - What's Hot for you!

UPDATE 29.1.2014: The "What's Hot" tab has been removed from the left side pop-up pillar and moved to the top of your Home page on Google+:  Explore The posts under the Explore and What's hot are different, can't yet s...

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November 18, 2014 3 comments 6 shares 31 plus ones
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If your channel is in good standing (no strikes), you can enable live events from your Account Features page.

Once your channel is enabled for live events, you’ll see a "Live Events" option in your Video Manager.

This way one doesn't have to create a Google+ Event for a Hangout on Air: Nice to use for private coaching, testing or demo videos too.

Read more from my blog:

#Jaanatip     #HOA     #HangoutsonAir     #Live   #Streaming   #YouTube  

YouTube Creator Studio on the App Store on iTunes

Description: 

The official YouTube Creator Studio app makes it faster and easier to manage your channel on the go. Check out your latest stats, respond to comments, and get customized notifications so you can stay connected from anywhere.


Get it and learn more: http://bit.ly/1xor77h

YouTube Live Events and Hangouts on Air

Have something to say, and want the world to hear it? Well, with Hangouts On Air, you can share and record your live discussions and performances with everyone. Hangouts On Air lets you: - Broadcast a hangout: Invite circles...

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November 16, 2014 52 comments 6 shares 324 plus ones
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A new look! :-)

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November 16, 2014 9 comments 0 shares 14 plus ones
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I'm a Prime member.

I did some shopping on Amazon.com: (US) This was about the only item they'd ship to Finland, the mic... As I found out after gathering almost 1000 USD on my shopping cart. (Christmas, hey!)

The same item in Amazon.UK was almost double the price.
Now I wonder why? No free shipping either, even with over 600 GBP shopping? (Besides, after all the hype for free shipping it was no such thing +Amazon.com . Disappointed!)

Hmm. Not a happy shopper.  There must be a "European location racism" clause somewhere in the EU law? If not, it should be.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QJOZS4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Will not reveal the over 600 GBP list in Amazon.UK because Christmas.

#Shopping  

Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone: Musical Instruments

Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone: Musical Instruments

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November 16, 2014 17 comments 6 shares 36 plus ones
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Thanks +Peggy K for the intro!

#Blocking   #Jaanatip     #Googleplus  

Google+ Update: Blocking - Now when you block someone you will be removed from…

Google+ Update: Blocking - Now when you block someone you will be removed from their circles, a much requested feature by users and us Top Contributors.… - Peggy K – Google+

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November 15, 2014 5 comments 7 shares 72 plus ones
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And #Caturday   too...  :D

21 Words That Mean Something Different When You Have A Cat

Weird to think you ever thought empty boxes were for moving.

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November 15, 2014 17 comments 16 shares 64 plus ones
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Macbook Pro, Logitech C920 on a tripod and Webcam Settings software, Blue Yeti mic, Onyx Blackjack, SR 450 receiver + WMS 450 wireless mic.  And my own WIFI!

#Jaanatip     #HOA     #Googleplus   #HangoutsTip  

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November 14, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 16 plus ones
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In the footsteps of +Harry Potter Fans 

#Quidditch     #UCLA     #HarryPotter  

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November 13, 2014 11 comments 2 shares 47 plus ones
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Must admit I've been good: Around 95% of the posts or comments I've already given a +1 to. :D  Now I'm catching up with the other 5%, too.

Woohoo!

https://plus.google.com/stream/mentions

#Mentions     #Googleplus     #Update  

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November 10, 2014 5 comments 2 shares 28 plus ones
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Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, winner of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, has managed a impossible task: He has helped achieve a truce between the Angry Birds and the Bad Piggies, after almost five years of ongoing conflict.

“It is my eternal optimism that all conflicts can be solved,” says Ahtisaari. “What are we trying to achieve? Human rights, decent healthcare, truth, reconciliation and a fair, eggaliterian society.”

#finlandinyourstream     #Peace     #AngryBirds  

Finnish Nobel laureate achieves - thisisFINLAND

Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari helps achieve a truce between the Angry Birds and the Bad Piggies (see video).

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November 09, 2014 2 comments 10 shares 48 plus ones
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You can click on them (when blue) and they will take you straight to the search, showing posts with the hashtag in question. People who search for a certain topic can do so with or without the # and a keyword: You get slightly different results with either method, I've noticed.

Using hashes is a good way to get your posts noticed by the public in search, not just in photo themes but on any topic, works also in Communities. 

Of course that means posting in Public or public communities, otherwise only those with whom the post was shared can see the results (members in your circles or private communities).

So you can use your own unique hashtag (like my #Jaanatip or the more public #Plushelp ) and find them later. You may also share posts only to yourself, your own private community or an empty circle and easily find the posts in the Google+ search. 

Learn more:

#Googleplus     #Hashtags     #Sharing     #Posts     #search  

How to use Hashtags on Google+

Using hashtags on any of the social media platforms is no rocket science. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest... There are some unwritten rules or recommendations, best not to #overdo #them in #any #post. As ...

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November 09, 2014 14 comments 3 shares 91 plus ones
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Finland does...  Also Estonia, Iceland, Sweden and Norway.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father's_Day

#FathersDay     #Isänpäivä  

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November 08, 2014 10 comments 2 shares 35 plus ones
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"With the GOP takeover of the Senate, all the leadership positions will be filled by Republicans after the first of the year.

Two of the most frightening changes will be on the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Subcommittee on Science and Space which will likely be chaired by James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) respectively, two of the most adamant climate and science deniers in congress.

Cruz told CNN’s Dana Dash in February that facts contradict what climate scientists have told us about climate change and claimed that the “so-called scientific theory” is designed in such a way as to fit every scenario that may arise.

“The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that – that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn’t happened,” he told her dusting off the thoroughly debunked myth so often cited by climate deniers.

“Climate change, as they have defined it,” Cruz said, “can never be disproved, because whether it gets hotter or whether it gets colder, whatever happens, they’ll say, well, it’s changing, so it proves our theory.”

Of course, that is false.
While there are ups and downs in the short-term, the trend over the last century has been steadily upward.
Cruz does have a solution:, he would remove all environmental regulations and allow drilling anywhere at any time for oil, fracking for gas and unlimited burning of coal.

Inhofe has cited the Bible as evidence that we need not worry about climate change which he has referred to on many occasions as “a hoax.”

“Genesis 8:22: that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”


- These are the men we the Americans are going to have in charge of making policy decisions on science for at least the next two years...  
(Any decision made in these huge countries will have Global effects, so woe us small countries who recycle, drive small cars or use bicycles, think environment and do our bit.  It's all useless with the stupid giants?)


#USA   #GOP   #Politics   #ClimateChange   #World   #Worry  

Darwin Help Us, Ted Cruz Is About to Become Chair of the Senate Science Subcommittee

Thanks a lot, voters.

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November 08, 2014 58 comments 142 shares 457 plus ones
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Let's rock the #Caturday  !

Here is a kindle of kittens:
What else can a lot of cats be called?

Read more:
http://piperbasenji.blogspot.fi/2011/06/how-many-cats-does-it-take-to-make.html


#Cats     #Saturday  

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November 08, 2014 5 comments 4 shares 44 plus ones
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Who am I and why I'm here.  :-)

#Jaanatip  

"Helping without agenda is key to winning trust", says Gplussa Jaana Nyström, Googleplus trendsetter and a social-media icon (notzero) - Plugged In with PAKRA Games Blog

This is a leadership blog series where we interview Women who lead global corporate, business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

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November 07, 2014 12 comments 0 shares 108 plus ones
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Have a happy weekend my dear Circleverse!

Feel free to pinch the image.   #Weekend  

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November 07, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 38 plus ones
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This SoMe event will be most interesting and educational:
Welcome to Finland +Jeff Bullas​ - keynote speaker!

Yours humbly will be in the main panel discussing the state of social media in Finland: Guess what I will be talking about...
:D

"Why Google+ is not so well known in Finland" or something like that.

Other panelists:
+Juho Jokinen​ +Anna Perho​  +sampo kaulanen​ and +Robert Sundman

Any tips how I could make myself look less blonde, more techie and a lot thinner / younger in a few days?

Hahhhhaaaaa!

#SomeAwardsFI   #finlandinyourstream     #SomeFI  

Some Awards tulee jälleen 11.11.2014.

Myös tänä vuonna palkitsemme ihmisiä, yrityksiä ja tekoja, jotka ovat vaikuttaneet vahvasti sosiaalisessa mediassa. Seuraa meitä ja pysy kuulolla!

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November 07, 2014 3 comments 5 shares 36 plus ones
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November 07, 2014 25 comments 30 shares 104 plus ones
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Only you know the names of the circles people are in, no-one else can see the circle names.
If you have someone in a circle it does not have any affect on that person's stream, no matter in which circle THEY are.

You can add people, delete circles,  re-name all the existing circles and create new ones.
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1047805?hl=en

Following someone on Google+ can be a one-way street, like on Twitter for instance.
Your IRL friends can be in one circle, then you can create circles based on topics or on languages or on...  :-)

Each circle is accessible from the top of the Home page and the drop down: Check out the settings on each that will show you more or less posts in your Home stream.
All this is explained in the article here:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2012/12/who-sees-your-google-post.html

Control the posts from your Circles and what you'll see in your Home stream:

Now there are 5 different levels how the posts from your Circles are showing in your Home stream:

- If the circle you're in is muted, then that person will not see your posts in their Home stream.
- If the "Red notification bell" is ON, then all the posts from that circle will notify the circle owner.

- "More, Standard and Fewer" should be self-explanatory.
- Un-ticking the "show posts in Home stream" mutes the Circle.
 

More about circles:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2013/07/organize-your-google-circles.html

http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2014/01/subscribe-to-your-google-circles.html

http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2013/07/shared-circles-and-circle-tips-on-google.html

#Circles     #Googleplus     #Jaanatip     #Stream  

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November 06, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 22 plus ones
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I'm using the Business plan for small businesses (50 USD / month) and just noticed a great update for the +Buffer analytics:

One can see image posts or text posts, most popular posts and also the least impressive posts.

Great update, woohoo! :-)

Do you see the same on the Awesome plan?

More about the Bufferapp:  https://bufferapp.com/faq  

#SocialSharing     #Scheduling     #Analytics     #Buffer   #Jaanatip  

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November 06, 2014 0 comments 11 shares 52 plus ones
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Viewing, editing, sharing and Auto backup:
It's all here, take a look!

Help Center articles about Google+ photos:
https://support.google.com/plus/?hl=en#topic=3049663

#Photos    #Googleplus     #Jaanatip  

I have written a couple of Photos tutorials for Google+, I hope they are of use to you:

http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2014/05/google-photo-albums.html

http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2013/06/google-and-your-photos.html

They're a bit long but take a quick look and then go back for bite sized chunks.

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November 06, 2014 14 comments 18 shares 100 plus ones
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Bantuan Google+, Google+ ヘルプ, Assistenza di Google+, Ayuda de Google+, Google+ Hilfe, Google+ Help

Google+ Help community in German:
https://plus.google.com/communities/101024147253423749283

Google+ Help community in Spanish:
https://plus.google.com/communities/106677577479868847942

Google+ Help community in Italian:
https://plus.google.com/communities/105920358461504177624

Google+ Help community Indonesia:
https://plus.google.com/communities/103489021339781151407

Google+ Help community Japan:
https://plus.google.com/communities/106606920070639023636

Russian Google+ Help community is up
https://plus.google.com/communities/109178996224839951296

More to come: Stay tuned!

I guess hoping for a Finnish community is useless... :D
It would be me there, alone.

#Googleplus     #Jaanatip     #Communities     #TCpost  

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November 05, 2014 7 comments 2 shares 21 plus ones
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"Our apologies. Sometimes our filter recognizes a specific piece of content as Spam when it is not. I will go ahead and reinstate your account."

Has +Scoop.it been hacked?

The only explanation I could find for my account suspension.
I've been using this for YEARS!

Cannot even send the reconsideration request because the Submit button does nothing...  I've received NO email or warning from ScoopIt.

I mean, only social media and Google+ stuff shared on my site ...
 Never been spamming through the platform or anywhere else for that matter.

Is this just a ruse to get me to use the PAID version?

Over 60 K views and a Gold Medal status because people have been recommending my site...

It was working fine today through the app, so where is the problem?

#ScoopIt     #Suspension    +Guillaume Decugis 

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November 05, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 16 plus ones
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Photos update for Nexus devices with Android 5.0

The Photos app will replace the Gallery app.
See the FAQ:

#Photos     #Android     #Lollipop   #Nexus  

Photos update in Android 5.0 Lollipop

With the launch of Lollipop, the Google+ Photos app will replace the Gallery app for the following Nexus devices: 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10. Users do not need a Google+ account or sign-in into Google+ in order to use the Photos app. ...

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November 05, 2014 5 comments 1 shares 15 plus ones
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Has anyone tried this?
Is it easy to use, or would you recommend something else?

#Blogging   #Writing   #TexEditor  

Hemingway App for Mac and PC

Use it anywhere, no internet connection required. Use Hemingway Editor wherever you write—on the train, at the beach, or in a coffee shop with spotty Wi-Fi. As long as you have your computer, you'll have Hemingway. Save and open text (.txt) and Markdown (.md) files ...

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November 05, 2014 3 comments 6 shares 65 plus ones
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“Google+ is the second largest social media platform in the world. It is second only to Facebook with more than 500M registered users of which 135M post active updates, according to Carter Hostelley, the founder and CEO of LeadTail.com, a company that focuses on online marketing research, consulting and tools.”

Google+ has better SEO, because duh it’s Google.

From Rand Fishkin, “G+ is primarily/most heavily used by technologists & marketers. I agree. So was Twitter in its early days. The outsized benefits of being an early adopter of that network are pretty clear, so I’m challenged to understand how one could reasonably use that logic to argue against making Google+ part of your marketing mix.”

#Twitter   #Pinterest     #SocialMedia     #Googleplus  

Read on from the +Peg Fitzpatrick blog:

How Google+ and Pinterest Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peg Fitzpatrick shares her tips on how Google+ and Pinterest Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly.

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November 03, 2014 1 comments 2 shares 31 plus ones
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"Google’s approach for rolling out the latest version of Android, Lollipop, is a little different. There are the usual things we see every year — a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet — but instead of a big event, the company is posting details in blog posts and on the main Android site.

So if you’re tracking the rollout closely, you probably have a sense of what’s new and what’s cool in the OS. If you’re not, though, getting a sense of what Lollipop is actually like and what it actually does isn’t easy.

Luckily, we got a chance to sit down with some Google execs last week to get a walkthrough of the coolest features. We won’t know everything until we actually have a chance to use the final version, but there are some clever additions we saw last week. Here are some of our favorites..."

#Android     #Loppipop     #Google  

12 of the best new features in Android Lollipop

Google’s approach for rolling out the latest version of Android, Lollipop, is a little different. There are the usual things we see every year — a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet — but...

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November 03, 2014 4 comments 8 shares 56 plus ones
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Tianzi Mountains, China
Santorini, Greece
Machu Pichu, Peru
The Azores
The Great Wall, China
Petra, Jordan
Bagan, Burma
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Ayers Rock, Australia
Tanah Lot, Indonesia
Meteora, Greece
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Preikestolen, Norway
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The Twelve Apostles, Australia
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Positano, Italy
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The Wave, Arizona
The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Maldives
Socotra, Yemen
Monument Valley, Utah
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

#Travel     #Traveltips     #Destinations  

25 Places You Have To See Before You Die

If your bucket list includes dreams of traveling the world then these are the 25 places you have to see before you die.

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October 31, 2014 26 comments 2 shares 90 plus ones
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I've still got over 300 of my favourite LP's

Here are some of the best.
Manhattan Transfer, ELO, Dire Straits, Procol Harum, Cat Stevens, Carpenters, Uriah Heep, Eagles, Queen, David Bowie, Ennio Morricone spaghettiwestern movie music from films like "The Good, The Bad and the ugly" and "Once upon a Time in the West"...

Le sigh. I had a good youth. :D

#Music     #Nostalgia     #ThrowbackThursdays  

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