The Google+ musings of

Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
April 16, 2014 1 comments 4 shares 13 plus ones
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1000 followers and AdWords...

Starting today, +Post ads are available to all advertisers who meet a minimum threshold of Google+ followers.

We’re also piloting two new features - promoted Hangouts on Air and automatic post promotion - to help you create compelling ad experiences and make it easier to extend the reach of your social content...

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#Googleplus   #Marketing   #PlusPostAds   #Business  

+Post ads now available to all advertisers and support Hangouts on Air

April 16, 2014 0 comments 3 shares 20 plus ones
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+Kevan Lee writes for businesses, here's a snippet:

"Among the many ways to stand out on social media—killer content, amazing visuals, specific formatting, and more—one that often gets overlooked is voice.

We don’t want brands talking at us as if we are dollar signs. We want authentic communication. 

Finding a voice for your social media marketing can be difficult because the concept is somewhat unlike other optimization strategies online. Voice is not a statistic you can track or a design element you can tweak. Voice goes deeper than that.  Instead of tracking and analyzing, you can plan and practice. Here’s what I’ve found works best in terms of getting your voice together and using it to interact online.

Character / persona – Who does your brand sound like? If you picture your social brand as a person (a character), here is where you can flesh out this identity with specific attributes that fit who you want to sound like online.

Tone – What is the general vibe of your brand?

Language – What kind of words do you use in your social media conversations?

Purpose – Why are you on social media in the first place?

Together, these four areas can help define the overall voice of your brand. It’s a helpful exercise to go through these steps to gain insight into each area, and as you’ll see below, the process for determining your social media voice includes many of these same ideas and parts.

#SocialMedia   #branding  

Read more from the +Buffer blog:

How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice and Tone

Your social media marketing voice isn't a statistic you can track or a design element you can tweak. But you can plan and practice. Here's what works.

April 15, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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Total lunar eclipse

Slooh's telescopes off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands and transitioning to coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse starting at 11 PM PDT / 2 AM EDT (4/15) / 06 UTC (4/15) (International Times) with live feeds from throughout North America.

Viewers can watch free on or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image stream will be hosted by Slooh Observatory Director Paul Cox and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman, who will be reporting live from Prescott Observatory in Prescott, Arizona.

Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Slooh .

#LunarEclipse  +Slooh 

April 15, 2014 7 comments 6 shares 19 plus ones
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Does size matter?

#Maps   #Countries  

9 Animated Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

You'll never look at these 9 countries the same way again.

April 15, 2014 10 comments 1 shares 35 plus ones
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Maldives has not got such high spots...

 Which this individual would know if he were a bit more hmm.

Google image search tells us that this pic comes from:

Hayman Island

"Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands, part of the Cumberland Islands, which are located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia at 20°03′S 148°53′E / 20.050°S "

What a pity that people steal images, portray them as their own with a wrong location and think they can get away with it.

#Copyright     #Photos     #copyrightinfringement  

April 15, 2014 7 comments 7 shares 41 plus ones
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There's a lot you can do with a 3D printer. Now add "building a house in a day" to the list.

Make that 10 houses.

The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has printed 10 homes in 24 hours out of recycled materials...

#3D   #3dprinting     #China   #Houses  

A Chinese Company 3D Printed 10 Houses In A Day

The 3D printer used to build the houses is 500 feet long, 33 feet wide and 20 feet high.

April 15, 2014 4 comments 2 shares 11 plus ones
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People have been posting about the "Passover" so I had to find out what it was. Interesting!

Here's a snippet from an informative article:

"That popular greeting, which means "joyous festival," will help usher in the start of Passover in many Jewish homes beginning at sundown tonight (APR 14). The weeklong Jewish holiday commemorates the Israelites escape from Egyptian bondage, as detailed in Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Passover ends on Tuesday evening, April 22.

Besides two traditional Seder meals on the first two nights of the holiday, other traditions also commemorate the Hebrew story of freedom and the season of spring.

For those unfamiliar with Passover, here are answers to common questions about the Jewish holiday:"

Read more:  What is the story of Passover?

#Jewish   #Holiday     #Passover  

Passover 2014: 5 Facts You Need To Know About The Popular Jewish Holiday

Passover begins on Monday at sundown.

April 15, 2014 5 comments 4 shares 25 plus ones
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+Mike Allton has a sharp eye! :-)

Pay attention to your headlines, folks.

#Notifications   #Googleplus  

Google+ Adds More Detail to Notifications

In what might appear to be a minor update at first, Google+ has added additional detail to the internal notifications pane. Could this be a nice upgrade for businesses?

April 14, 2014 3 comments 1 shares 35 plus ones
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Until tomorrow...

April 14, 2014 1 comments 12 shares 34 plus ones
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Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones.

There's no word on the price Google paid, but Facebook had been in talks to acquire the company earlier this year for a reported $60 million. Presumably, Google paid more than that to keep it away from Facebook. 

It sounds like Titan will work on a variety of projects for Google...

Read on: 

#Drones     #Titan  

Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace

Google has acquired drone maker Titan...

April 14, 2014 15 comments 7 shares 41 plus ones
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A nobody can become somebody on Google+

- Even an obscure Finn. :-)

Read on...  Some exciting news...

+Gplus Expertise +Gplussa +Finland Explorer +Travel Pro Tips +Outward Bound Finland +Buffer +RebelMouse +Carol Dodsley +GPlus Professionals +Martin W. Smith

#Jaanatip     #Googleplus   #GplusProfessionals  

A Nobody can become Somebody on Google+

A life changer! After receiving an invitation to join Google+ in June 29, 2011 I've never looked back. There was just something in this platform that swept me off my feet: I decided already in August that year that Google+ wi...

April 14, 2014 13 comments 60 shares 116 plus ones
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Enjoy the #Monday  folks!

Here is a fun video for all the people needing a help desk.  :-)


April 13, 2014 7 comments 24 shares 116 plus ones
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Night all!

April 13, 2014 6 comments 3 shares 53 plus ones
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A star on a #Sunday  for my Circleverse!

Enjoy the day: Sorry Australia and NZ, your Sunday is soon over...
Hope you had a nice time!

April 13, 2014 22 comments 13 shares 59 plus ones
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Google will open up its Glass “Explorer Program” for one day only to allow US residents to buy the smartglasses before general release.

A limited, but unspecified, number of the Google smartglasses will cost $1,500 plus sales tax and be available for 24 hours via online ordering on a first-come, first-served basis from 6am PDT (2pm UK time) for adults who live in the US.

But Google is giving no indication of when, or whether, availability will be extended to other countries other than stating that it wants as many different demographics to test and give input into the development of Glass as is possible...

Read more from the Guardian:

From Google:

#GoogleGlass   #GlassExplorers  

April 12, 2014 14 comments 5 shares 94 plus ones
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A rose for you. :-)

Good night and enjoy the #Saturday  !

April 12, 2014 5 comments 2 shares 21 plus ones
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April 12, 2014 6 comments 2 shares 10 plus ones
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Pinterest users: This Justin Matthew is there and alive with fake profiles!

This is the bullshit he spreads:

He knows nothing, he just steals from others.

Many aliases, like this Farina.

Don't be taken in by the fakes...

Read more why:

#Pinterest   #Fake #Thief

Monopolize Social Media

Empire Avenue Hires Monopolize Social Media (MSM) - Latest News - Monopolize Social Media #EA #empireavenue #MSM #monopolizesocialmedia #socialmedia

April 12, 2014 45 comments 19 shares 54 plus ones
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He knows nothing, he just steals from other people!

This guy stole posts and images, copied them verbatim from public posts and shared them as his own.
See this from earlier:öm/posts/Q3Xkf63uvZK

See what he has done now:
Stolen my logo and even my +CircleCount user map!

How pathetic and stupid can a loser be...

We have a grade A swindler and thief among us, so be careful, my dear Circleverse!  Block & report for spam, please.

Only I can (and have) report him for theft and impersonation and copyright violation.

He has numerous pages, profiles and aliases.

I wish him to be kicked out of Google+, him and his  JMhacker sites!

So sorry for all the other Justin Matthew's out there, but this guy is a menace and the dregs of the Interwebz!

Here are just some of his fake pages and profiles:
+CircleCount PING

#Thief     #JustinMatthew     #SPAMmer   #Troll  

April 12, 2014 7 comments 3 shares 92 plus ones
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Working on a #Caturday  at the home office

Getting good at one-handed typing.

April 11, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 26 plus ones
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Nyt Laajavuoressa "Yrittämisen intohimo" -seminaari.

Aino Suhola naurattaa ja melkein itkettää...

#Yrittäjänaiset   #Naisenergiaa   #Jyväskylä  

April 11, 2014 6 comments 3 shares 55 plus ones
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I'll be in a seminar the whole day, have fun my dear Circleverse!


April 10, 2014 7 comments 6 shares 61 plus ones
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This seemed very appropriate!

Looking forward to the weekend, are you too?

#Comments     #Blogging  

April 09, 2014 5 comments 4 shares 50 plus ones
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Happy belated birthday +Peggy K !

My best source for YouTube and Google+ integration stuff...
And a good friend!

Sorry I missed the day, blame the flu. :-)


April 09, 2014 4 comments 2 shares 5 plus ones
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Great post from +Peg Fitzpatrick 

Use +Canva for designing your own Pinterest image layouts

I do like seeing people sharing their expert knowledge and helping others.

One small thing about the article text:

On Twitter, a tweet has a short lifespan of about twenty minutes, a Facebook post is lucky to survive the newsfeed for two hours and I’d guess that Google+ is about the same. A pin on Pinterest can have traffic for days, weeks, even years after it was first pinned.  

I left a comment:

Google+ posts have the longest life of all the social media platforms I've been using (quite many as profile / pages), based on my own experience:
Each post is treated as a microblog by the bots and most of the posts are indexed in the main Google search.

Google+ own search works really well and using hashtags together with key words and sentences helps the content to be found after any time: I get almost daily interactions on my old posts even from 2011.

Make sure you have a bold headline in the post and pay attention to the first 100 characters (including the headline): That part is crawled by search bots even after a reshare.

Having said all that, I'm off to test the Canva:
Pity that the only social sign-in is from the Blue place.

#Pinterest   #SocialMedia   #Design   #Blogging  

Master the Art of Pinterest Images

Pinterest is the ultimate visual playground for inspiration, motivation, and dare I say marketing. Smart bloggers and social media marketers know that

April 08, 2014 6 comments 2 shares 39 plus ones
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I've got it already: The images look very large indeed and there is no way to crop them any smaller...
Perhaps I should use smaller pics to begin with. Hmm.

See for yourself:

#Twitter     #SocialMedia   #Update  

April 08, 2014 12 comments 32 shares 163 plus ones
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Smelly farts on airplanes:
we’ve all been there, either as the producer or the consumer (or often both).

Unfortunately, little attention has been paid in the literature to this all-too-common phenomenon…until now. We can’t tell whether these authors are being totally serious or not, but either way, we think their suggestion for how to deal with the issue of smelly farts on airplanes is a pretty good one.

Flatulence on airplanes: just let it go

“Flatus is natural and an invariable consequence of digestion, however at times it creates problems of social character due to sound and odour.

This problem may be more significant on commercial airplanes where many people are seated in limited space and where changes in volume of intestinal gases, due to altered cabin pressure, increase the amount of potential flatus. Holding back flatus on an airplane may cause significant discomfort and physical symptoms, whereas releasing flatus potentially presents social complications.

To avoid this problem we humbly propose that active charcoal should be embedded in the seat cushion, since this material is able to neutralise the odour. Moreover active charcoal may be used in trousers and blankets to emphasise this effect.

Other less practical or politically correct solutions to overcome this problem may be to restrict access of flatus-prone persons from airplanes, by using a methane breath test or to alter the fibre content of airline meals in order to reduce its flatulent potential.

We conclude that the use of active charcoal on airlines may improve flight comfort for all passengers.”


#Airplanes     #Flatulence     #Travel  

- I know this is a dilemma for me, every time I fly...  You? 

April 08, 2014 11 comments 0 shares 28 plus ones
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I took the screenshot on the right when the view counts appeared to Google+. The one on the left one I took now.

Over a million views in a week?
Hmm. Interesting.

I get views also from my +Blogger blog: The photos are all housed on Google+.

#Jaanaresearch   #Views     #Googleplus   #Blogging  

April 08, 2014 17 comments 11 shares 95 plus ones
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Here are some shots for you to enjoy! :-)

#Scuba   #underwaterphotography   #Jaanatravel  

April 07, 2014 15 comments 54 shares 190 plus ones
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"If you don’t know what is Google plus, or If you are not on Google Plus yet then please don’t tell me you’re a blogger. Believe me you’ve REALLY been living under a rock.

But, no problem!
In this 2000+ word guide you’ll learn everything about Google plus, and how to use it for blogging, business and everything..."

  - An Easy Guide to Google+ by +Ehsan Ullah 

Learn more at

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#Googleplus   #Plushelp   #Blogging   #Business