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Google+ 21 Day Challenge - Add People to Circles

In order to get the most out of Google+, you should look for co-workers, colleagues, and other interesting professionals to follow.
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Part Two of a series. Read Part One here.

In order to get the most out of Google+, you should look for co-workers, colleagues, and other interesting professionals to follow. Google+ organizes the people you follow into Circles. Circles let you easily customize with whom to share your posts and other information when using Google+.

Login to your Google account and go to Google+ by clicking on your name on left of the black bar at the top of the screen


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On the left side of the page, hover your mouse cursor over the "Home" icon and click on the “People” icon

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You should see a list of “Suggestions” of people you may know who are already using Google+. To add a person to your Circles, move your mouse cursor over the “Add” button underneath a person’s picture

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You can add the person to an existing Circle by clicking the box to the left of the name of the Circle. To create a new Circle, click “Create new circle”

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Type a name for your new Circle and click “Create”

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Now that you have added this person to a Circle, you can do the following:

  • Share with them and see what they are sharing
  • You can chat online with them if they also have you in one of their Circles (i.e., they Follow you back)
  • They will receive a notification that you added them to a Circle, but they will not know which Circle you added them to
  • The name and Profile picture of the person will appear on your public Profile
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You should now see that the “Add” button underneath the person’s picture has turned green and displays the name of the Circle you added them to

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You can also look for people to follow by clicking on the “Gmail contacts” link under the “Suggestions” heading

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Here is an excellent introductory video as to how Google+ Circles work and how you can use them.

Paul Barrette is the Director of Technology of Burrillville School Department and past president of the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators.

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