All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Circles’

Facebook is Encouraging Users to Fill Out Their “Lists”

It seems that Facebook wants users to use its “smart lists” feature a little more. Inside Facebook is reporting that some Facebook users are now seeing suggestions for people to add to their “close friends” list, right in their sidebar. Facebook is also encouraging users to organize their lists after hiding a story on their news feed. After hiding a …

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Google Voice Gets Circles a la Plus

For those who use Google Voice, the telephony product from Google Labs, the announcement today that Voice is getting Circles must have been welcome news. I’ve had a Google Voice number for years. I’m sure there is a good way I could utilize the thing, but I’ve just been squatting. However, I do use Google Contacts to organize all my, …

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Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features

Google continues to make changes to the authorship element it displays in search results. Yesterday, we reported on Google now letting you set it up by verifying your email address on your Google Profile, though this makes your email address public, and not all people will want to do this. Here are a couple of videos from Google we looked …

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Google Shows Circle Counts for People In Search Results

Lately, Google has been placing a lot of emphasis on the importance of who you are on the web. That’s why they want you to use your real name on Google+ (or more broadly, your Google Profile). This thinking certainly applies to search. This year, Google introduced authorship markup, which helps Google associate various content from a person with that …

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Google Needs To Drop the Limits on Circles

You can only have 5,000 people in your circles on Google+. You can also only add about 1,000 in a certain amount of time before getting an error message. This isn’t brand new information, but it doesn’t get talked about all that often, at least that I’ve seen. To many people, this might not seem like a big deal, but …

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Smarter Google+ Circles on the way?

The competition between Google+ and Facebook continues to heat up. Facebook has made moves recently that make its sharing and friends lists a little more Google+ Circles-like. They also launched “smart lists” where Facebook compiles lists of your friends on its own in ways that it thinks make sense. Google appears to be looking to go a similar route, as …

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Google Adds Circle Sharing to Google+

Google is now letting Google+ users share their Circles. Google’s Owen Prater made the announcement in a Google+ update. You can click on a circle from your Circles page, click “share” and share it with others. When you do this, you’re only sharing its members at that exact time, and the circles name is always private to you. Other changes …

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Google Buys Fridge, More Circle Capabilities Coming?

Fridge is a company that, until today, developed technology that made creating a group and sharing within it much, much easier. Now, they belong, or, are joining the Google team. Undoubtedly, the purchase was made with Google+ in mind, and because of that, expect to see more features added the Google+ Circle features soon. Over at the Fridge blog, the …

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Google+ Humor: A Collection of Images

Reddit.com is a great place for web content, truth be told. One such area that especially rings true is for Google+. Whether its making fun of the upcoming Google+/Facebook war, or the lack of invites, or the lack of female companionship, Reddit has been delivering a generous amount of gems. This post is an homage to some of these creations. …

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Microsoftie: I Had the Idea for Google+ Circles 3 Years Ago

Bob Caswell is a product manager at Microsoft, who works on digital content for Microsoft Learning. He posted some interesting comments on Google+ today about how he (and another student) had the idea for Circles three years ago, but didn’t pursue it. Don’t worry, this isn’t a Winklevoss-like story. He’s not claiming any rights to Google’s new product or anything …

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Google Blocking Book By Circles Concept Creator Who Now Works at Facebook?

Paul Adams, the Facebook guy who pointed out the dominance of Google+ by males in a Google+ post the other day, has a very interesting post on his personal blog about why he left Google for Facebook, and about Google blocking him from publishing his book. You see, Adams apparently came up with the social circles concept that Google+ now …

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