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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
wanderingsalsero's insight:
This is interesting because it shows how far the concept of 'Curation' has come in the last 10 years. I don't remember much about it but I remember that in the early days of Blogger, perhaps even before Google bought it, they had a tool or bookmarklet or some little button that had certain curation abilities. My first blog was on Blogger and I remember using that tool.

Later, I maintained a Posterous blog for a couple of years...maybe more. I liked Posterous a lot and was very sad when they sold it (Posterous) to Yahoo and then about a year later those jerks at Yahoo closed it down. I thought Posterous was a very nice blog with just the right amount of features to get the job done without getting too technical.


 
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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:58 AM

 

 

Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.

 

To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.

 

"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."

 

You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.

 

You can create as many collections as you like.

 

Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).

 

 

My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;

 

 

 

More info:

 

Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;

 

Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;

 

See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;

 

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 2016 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:

http://www.ilusual.com/como-usar-las-colecciones-de-google-plus-guia

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You Can Now Send Money Via Gmail

You Can Now Send Money Via Gmail | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Google announced Wednesday that users will now be able to send money via Gmail.

Via Ken Morrison
wanderingsalsero's insight:

Just one more way the NWO is getting irrevocably embedded in our lives.  I don't trust Google.  Use'em.....yeah.   Trust'em.... no.

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wanderingsalsero's comment, May 17, 2013 3:46 AM
Everybody knows that Google and Eric Schmidt is joined at the hip with the US government, Obama, and the New World Order.

Would I give them e'ven more information to profile me? Absolutely not. Screw'em. Not that I think my privacy is any safer with PayPal but at least PayPal is a known quantity and widely accepted. Just look where all this is going:
Google Glasses, Google this, Google that....pretty soon you're going to be able to surf the web by farting with the google fart plug-in.
Song Ik-june(Gerrard)'s comment, May 17, 2013 9:15 AM
Innovation = Google .... Revolution = Google
Rob Schneider's comment, May 18, 2013 1:39 AM
Google's getting a little creepy. I think I'll stick with PayPal.
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Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives

Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

Google isn't the only game in town and isn't even the best alternative for many specific search tasks and needs. Here's how to escape Google's grip with Bing, Blekko, BuzzSumo, DuckDuckGo, SocialMention, Quantcast, Topsy, Wolfram|Alpha, and more.

 

As concerns over the de facto monopoly status of Google continue to grow, I'm reminded of the great philosopher Herman Cain and his infamous line  "blame yourself". As long as "Google" is a generic phrase for Internet search, their dominant position is assured. That said, you can do something about it.There are plenty of Google alternatives and many of these players offer a bettersearch experience, depending on your needs. Here are 12 alternatives to escape your reliance on Google for all things search...


Via Jeff Domansky
wanderingsalsero's insight:

The author is right:  as long as we continue to think that Google is "THE" internet search engine....we can't complain about how Google treats us.  I need to look into these alternatives too.

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Gas caroline's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:39 AM

Une mine d'infos pour ceux qui cherchent une alternative à Google pour leurs recherches.

Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:51 AM

Список поисковых инструментов, альтернативных Google.

Если ссылка не открывается - обратите внимание на перечисление поисковиков в первом абзаце поста.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, May 8, 2014 2:51 PM

Hay vida más allá de Google...