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Google+ 21 Day Challenge: Day 2 - Add People to Circles

In this Day 2 challenge, you will find some people to follow and add them to a new Circle.
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In order to get the most out of Google+, you should look for co-workers, colleagues, and other interesting professionals to follow. Google+ allows you to organize the people you follow into Circles. Circles let you easily customize with whom to share your posts and other information when using Google+. In this Day 2 challenge, you will find some people to follow and add them to a new Circle.

  1. Login to your Smithfield Google account and go to Google+ by clicking on your name to the left of the "waffle button" at the top of the screen
  2. On the left side of the page, hover your mouse cursor over the "Home" icon and click on “People” in the menu that appears
  3. 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
  4. 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”
  5. Type a name for your new Circle and click “Create”
  6. A window will pop up explaining what is involved when you add someone to a Circle. Click "Okey, got it"
    Now that you have added this person to a Circle, you can do the following:
  7. You should now see that the “Add” button underneath the person’s picture now displays the name of the Circle you added them to
  8. You can also look for people to follow by clicking on the “Gmail contacts” or “Smithfield Public Schools” links under the “Suggestions” heading
  • 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

IMPORTANT TIP: When looking for people to follow and add to your Circles, check below their picture. If you see an icon, followed by "smithfield-ps.org, that indicates that this is the person's SMITHFIELD Google account. This will help distinguish between a person's personal and Smithfield accounts.

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    cross posted at http://googleplus21days.blogspot.com/2014/06/day-1-create-your-profile.html

    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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