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Tools to use share Google+ content.

Tools to use share Google+ content.

+Mike Elgan was kind enough to share how he uses and distributes his google+ content to other networks, so I thought
I would share my solution as well.  

First I get a RSS feed of my public and community posts via http://gplus-to-rss.appspot.com/ which is managed by +Fabien Baligand.  Its a simple open source service and Fabien has taken added one thing I really wanted just recently.  The first line in your Google+ post is defined as the Title in the RSS feed.  

Once I have my RSS feed I go over to https://ifttt.com and setup a facebook https://ifttt.com/recipes/121461 , twitter https://ifttt.com/recipes/121463 , and wordpress https://ifttt.com/recipes/121464 recipes.    

I have the twitter and facebook recipe posts the RSS entry title and a linkback to Google+, and the wordpress posts the RSS entry title and the entry content (with pictures!) as well a a link back. 

Its takes about 20-30 minutes to have everything process but it works well.

I'll put all the links in this post when they go through so you can see how this post looks on all the platforms.  


Google+, taking over the social world

Google+, taking over the social world

I'm listening to Twig 218 (http://twit.tv/show/this-week-in-google/218) and +Mike Elgan is talking about the awesome-ness that is google+.  The panel has discussed what is going to drive people to use google+ over another network like facebook or twitter and I'd like to share a recent experience to demonstrate the shifting tides.

My daycare has always sent pictures of my daughter to us via email.  this had its ups and downs.  They were limited in the amount of images and usually sent low res. They knew exactly who was getting the images, which was the biggest concern.  

Then a couple weeks ago, I got an email saying they will be sharing school photos on Google+.  The reasons for the changes were:

In many ways Google+ is very similar to Facebook, however it is designed to maintain the privacy of your personal information in a way that Facebook is not. G+ also allows users to customize the visibility of each and every post, document and photo shared.  G+ will allow BCLC to expand the information available to parents online including forms, snack menus, videos and more.  G+ has outstanding photo quality with the ability for parents to download photos that have been shared with them from the site.

Later that day a spread of photos showed up in my feed.  The previous emails had ~8 low res photos, the post had 102 high res photos.  

I thought my daycare progressive and unique for using Google+.   I was wrong.  Later that week a coworker (not a gmail user) called me over to look at a picture of her child at daycare, shared to her via Google+.  

The juggernaut is moving.