The Google+ cheat sheet [PIC]



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Are you addicted to Google+ like millions of others early adopters? Do you spend your Saturday nights hanging out in Google+ Hangouts?

You’re not alone. As Google releases more invites to its social network, more people are trying to learn the ins-and-outs of the Google+ ecosystem. We’ve already taught you how to upload iPhone photos to Google+, make a Google+ desktop app, and get your own Google+ vanity URL, but still a lot to Google+ we haven’t mastered yet.

That’s why we were excited when we stumbled across a Google+ cheat sheet, whose origin we’ve traced to Google+ user Simon Lauststen. The cheat sheet includes most of the common syntax, hotkeys and tips you need to know to use Google+ like a pro.

We’ve embedded the English version of the cheat sheet below. If you’re one of our many international readers, we have good news for you: it’s been translated into a dozen languages already.



What librarians offer in the social media world

Steve Petersen at the Bivings Report follows up his The Internet has made you an honorary librarian post with this one titled Librarians offer plenty in a social media world. He lists the following ways that librarians and information professionals add value to today’s social Web:

  1. Confronting the filters that search engines use to narrow our browsing experience
  2. Finding less accessible information
  3. Searching better — even using those pesky library databases
  4. Improving tagging
  5. Understanding intellectual property issues
  6. Compiling lists of reliable sources of information
  7. Teaching information literacy

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