Google+ ~ Just Scratching the Surface...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Google+ ~ Just Scratching the Surface...   
     Sometimes one just has to eat their words. When I was invited to Google+ by
Screen shot my profile page Google+Craig Rutman and Craig Daniels, my first impression was, "Not That I'm Anti-Social" but here we go with another social media thing. Still yet another craze to consume time in an already jam packed work day. 
     But being the techie I am, I made the choice to give it a shot. I have never been able to wrap my bird-sized brain around Twitter. Just don't get it. FaceBook is okay, but... Google+ I get. It seems to be a combination of the best of both. Due to time constraints, I have only begun to scratch the surface but I'm sure that some techies will be writing posts about the bells and whistles in the very near future.
     Kinda like Amway, it lets you draw circles but these are more productive. I like the way that I can name the circles, select who goes into the sphere of influence, create hang outs and integrate with other Google products. Now all they need is a "Thumbs Up" icon. FaceBook, will certainly get a run for it's money as once again, the mighty Google will show who's boss...

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Rainer
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Keith Gilkey
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Michael, Haven't heard of google plus. I will be taking a look at this. Thanks!

Jul 12, 2011 12:34 AM #19
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
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Michael - I just regloged Debbie Gartner's post on Google +1 and it's benefits - she explains it in simple terms and I've already hopped on the bandwagon for this one because it's all about the Google Juice. Don't use Twitter, Slide and many others, but this one does warrant the small amount of effort - takes 2 minutes to set up. If you'll go to my web page - I'll go to yours - lol and give you a +....

Jul 12, 2011 12:34 AM #20
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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Thanks for sharing --- I like everything about Google --- just keep trying to learn more --- Have a great day!

Jul 12, 2011 12:38 AM #21
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Good morning Michael...I will have to check it out.....Thanks for the tip!
Hope you have a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 12, 2011 12:44 AM #22
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good morning, Michael.  I hope you share more information on Google +.  There seem to be many questions on privacy and ownership of posted information and photographs.

 Blooming for you!

Jul 12, 2011 12:57 AM #23
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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OH no, not another web site,social media site to spend time on!  I hesitantly may check it out anyway :-)

Jul 12, 2011 02:32 AM #24
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Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
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Eventually one company will come up with a platform for 1 item to be posted,commented,like, forwarded,shared,edited and so on

So far the rumors are all good ones.

Time will tell

Enjoy the day

Jul 12, 2011 02:38 AM #25
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Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
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Hi Michael - I too am just getting started with Google +  Man o man, more "stuff" to do!

Jul 12, 2011 03:46 AM #26
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

I have not yet checked it out, apparently, I was not worthy of an invite to the beta test....

Jul 12, 2011 05:10 AM #27
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

I have heard of the google+ but have not experienced it yet, luckily real estate is keeping me busy.

Jul 12, 2011 05:19 AM #28
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Craig Rutman
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Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I think we're all just scratcing the surface with this Google+ thing. But it definitely looks promising.

If anyone reading this needs a pretty good primer on how to get started with Google+ they can click here:

Getting Started with Google+

Jul 12, 2011 05:26 AM #29
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
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I am there, I am hanging out.  I will let other people spin their wheels and write posts about it so I can have my aha moment in the future!

Jul 12, 2011 11:48 AM #30
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Here we go again. I gave up on Twitter, closed my account. Facebook is Ok but don't visit often. Linkedin is another OK. Now that I'm just after four years getting AR down here comes something else. I don't even have my QR Code Thingy yet.

Jul 12, 2011 12:05 PM #31
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Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

...so what circle did you put me in??  I am not sure I am a fan...now rather than "most read" and "all" on FB...I have to click on every circle to see what's happening...I am kind of addicted to FB myself...but that's just me...

Jul 12, 2011 01:08 PM #32
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
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Michael,

I haven't had time to play with the newGoogle+ but you've motivated me.  I'm so busy though.... hope I catch on quick!!!!

Jul 12, 2011 04:53 PM #33
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Michale, OK I need to go check this out, it does look interesting. I am going to check out the site Graig mentioned above.

Jul 12, 2011 05:53 PM #34
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Hi Michael - I am waiting for a Google + invite to come my way.  I am starting to get interested in it.

Jul 12, 2011 05:55 PM #35
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Michael, I was about to comment on your post, but got distracted by the above comment.  I have noticed more people trying to proliferate scams and such through my blog... looks like amina desmond wants to send you some pictures ;-)

Jul 13, 2011 01:39 PM #36
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Michael, I will wait a few months to see if the system works for others. I'm no early adopter.

Jul 14, 2011 02:57 AM #37
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Hey Michael, I would love to feature this in my Google PLUS Group, Great job!! I will be looking for you on +

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