Likes UP: Google Bar Has Arrived
I wrote about the Google Bar earlier this month and mine arrived today. Using Google Chrome, if you are NOT logged in you will see the black menu on the left.
On the right you will see the sign in button to sign in with your Gmail account if you are NOT logged in.
If you ARE logged in you will see your name i.e. +Sherrie Rose beside the G+ icon. If you have notifications they will appear in a red box.
If you are logged in to your Gmail account, but are NOT using G+ you will see you name on the right on the Google Bar. When you click the + Share button beside your profile image, you can immediately post to your Google Plus account from the Google Bar. Add your text, photo, video, link, location and choose your circles, public, friends, etc. and press the share button.
Within Google Plus, you’ll see a Welcome message. It shows the navigation with is the menu items such as Google search, images, maps, youtube, gmail, documents, etc.
Google Bar earlier article http://likesup.com/likes-up-google-home-page-changes-with-google-bar/
#LikesUP for the new Google Bar
Likes UP: Google Plus Social Search Merge with G+ Personalization
A Gmail account automatically gives you access to G+, Google Plus, plus.google.com. You’re a G+ member.
Google is transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships (yes, those RELATIONSHIP RICHES™ are what it is all about. Searching and digging for gold in people’s profiles!)
If you’re part of Google+, Google’s new search tools will only pull you further in, ensuring that the still young social engine is TOM – top of mind.
As long as you’re signed into Google+ meaning through your gmail account, Google will try to finish your search query with the most likely in-your-Circles match. Google, in other words, is assuming that you’re looking for someone you know and not just a random person with the same name. As Google sees it, you’re getting more relevant results, because this is the information and the people you choose to connect with in the first place.
Social Search was in the Google Labs back in 2009. In 2012 it is reality.
Google only has access to that one open graph [Google +] and it does not “pull in anyone else’s social graph” like Facebook or Twitter.
Starting on January 10, 2012, Google+ results will be blended in with the traditional “authoritative results,” but clearly annotated. Google calls this access to “your web.” So instead of all the public information that is already available to everyone searching via Google, so you can see information that you posted into Google’s new social network.
From the Google Blogspot Blog:
1/10/2012 06:29:00 AM
Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you. Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about. These wonderful people and this rich personal content is currently missing from your search experience. Search is still limited to a universe of webpages created publicly, mostly by people you’ve never met. Today, we’re changing that by bringing your world, rich with people and information, into search. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/
#LikesUP for Search
Likes UP: Big Improvements Google+ Pages
“You can now delegate up to 50 named managers as administrators for a Google page.” +Google G+
New Tools and Controls to Manage Your Google+ Pages
As simple as 1, 2, 3. #likesup
1. Owners and managers on Google+ pages -> http://goo.gl/qtS8K
2. Notification Settings -> http://goo.gl/H5WH7
3. Unified +1 & Circle Count -> http://goo.gl/5PGiz
More about Google+ Page (help center): http://goo.gl/x8z2d
Today Google Plus Pages is rolling out three of the most highly-requested Google+ Pages features: multi-manager support, notifications, and the unification of +1 and follower counts. P.S.: more coming in 2012
#LikesUP – Google+ Pages
Likes UP: Android Celebrates 10,000,000,000 app download with G+ Hangout @ 1:00pm
As of 1:00pm, December 9, 2011, there are 143067 people or pages that have Android in their circles. You can define the name of your circle with a title that makes sense to you or your page.
Android, on Google Plus, is described as “A place for Android fans everywhere to meet, share and get the latest on all things Android.”
Today at 1:00pm Pacific Android and Photobucket’s CEO, Tom Munro,gave an open invitation to hangout. Android is celebrating their 10,000,000,000 app download.
Since the Google Plus hangout includes both audio and video you have a “reminder” to check your hair and make sure that your microphone works.
Press the big green button “Hang Out” to join.
If you are lucky enough to get a spot and join the Google Plus hangout, you will see a screen like this that lets you know you are about to join the hangout.
Underneath the hangout there are controls for video, audio and other settings as well as the exit.
If you don’t get in you’ll get the “Aww…” screen. Most likely, the hangout room is full. You can also try again and hope that someone has dropped out and made space for you to join the hangout.
#Likes UP for +Android, +Photobucket and Google Hangout
Likes UP: Increment and Add UP, UP, UP (Thumbs Up Symbol PART TWO)
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A language may contain a fixed number of built-in operators (e.g. + – * = in C and C++), or it may allow the creation of programmer-defined operators (e.g. Haskell). Some programming languages restrict operator symbols to special characters like + or := while others allow also names like
div (e.g. Pascal).
Some built-in operators supported by a language have a direct mapping to a small number of instructions commonly found on central processing units, though others (e.g. ‘+’ used to express string concatenation) may have complicated implementations.
Likes up to Wikipedia for the above descriptions.
In social media, an increment is an increase that is displayed with a number and possibly a change in color of icon.
For example in Facebook, the thumb Like Icon if clicked will increment the number up. There is a number and beside it the name of the person who likes it. If there are many people who like it, the number will appear with the text “people like this) beside it. will have the number of likes shown beside it numerically. If you click on the link of number of people, it will display the whole list alpha numerically. Same with comments, you can click on the number of comments and view them all.
Shares are also noted with a number.
Each click whether a like (easiest), a share (second easiest if no comment), and comment (takes a little effort) shows the number incrementing up. For the purpose of this Likes UP article a very popular subject was chosen, Mark Zuckerberg and Charlie Rose. (Sherrie Rose has no relation to Charlie Rose but on more than one occasion, she wishes she asked such brilliant questions).
In Google+ the plus one symbol background is white before clicking and blue after clicking,
The example below on a current post in Google Plus without celebrities shows +1 actions that have incremented to 33, 21 shares and 20 comments.
In the Facebook example above the actual sentence “22,153 people like this” sounds very positive.
How would Google Plus handle this? “33 people +1’d this” doesn’t really have a nice ring to it.
Google’s search engine displays the number of votes in a star rating system. Also associated are shares with a person’s photo and which site they shared it on.
Webmasters want to know which rating system to implement for reviews. The well-known New York Times newspaper writes about fake review and alongside their name is a special symbol of trust to signify authority and authenticity.
Google owns YouTube. YouTube uses both the Thumbs UP like symbol and the Thumbs down like symbol.
What is most amazing about a popular video on YouTube is the number of views. By virtue of clicking to watch a YouTube video you automatically get the view counter to increment up. At the time of this image capture, this video had over six million views, in fact 6,817,775 to be exact. In addition over 85,000 people to the opportunity to click the thumbs up like button (which means they were logged in with their google account) and over 4000 clicked the thumbs down.
bottoms up, heads up, thumbs up, likes up
Information or notification, especially in advance: gave me the heads-up on the new security measures.
(Just had to throw in bottoms-up which has to with drinking and nothing to do with thumbs up unless you get thumbs up when the bottoms up is dry!)
A thumbs-up or thumbs-down is a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval, respectively. These gestures have become metaphors in English: “The audience gave the movie the thumbs-up” means that the audience approved of the movie, regardless of whether the gesture was actually made (see more Likes UP: Thumbs Up Symbol PART ONE)
In scuba diving, the thumbs-up gesture is a specific diving signal given underwater, in which the diver indicates that he or she is about to stop his or her dive and ascend. This occasionally causes confusion in new divers, who might automatically gesture thumbs-up when trying to indicate approval — actually indicating a desire to stop diving and to ascend.
In basketball, when a held ball occurs, an official will jerk both thumbs in the air, signaling that a jump ball is in order.
Hitchhikers traditionally use a thumbs up gesture to solicit rides from oncoming vehicles, although in this presentation the arm is generally outstretched with the palm and closed fingers facing the motorist. The gesture is also usually performed with the hand nearest the motorist.
Ancient Rome in the context of gladiators in combat, in modern popular culture, it is assumed that “thumbs down” was the signal that a defeated gladiator should be condemned to death; “thumbs up”, that he should be spared.
Medieval times as described by Desmond Morris in Gestures: Their Origins and Distribution traces the practice back to a medieval custom used to seal business transactions.
During World War II, pilots on U.S. aircraft carriers adopted the thumbs up to alert the deck crew that they were ready to go and that the wheel blocks could be removed. The gesture’s popularization in America is generally attributed to the practices of World War II pilots, who used the thumbs up to communicate with ground crews prior to take-off.
Internationally, “Thumbs up” traditionally translates as the foulest of gesticular insults in some Middle Eastern countries. The sign has a similarly pejorative meaning in parts of West Africa, South America, Iran, and Sardinia, according to Roger E. Axtell’s book Gestures: The Do’s and Taboos of Body Language Around the World.”
By extension from the movie review usage described in Likes UP: Thumbs Up Symbol PART ONE, many websites allow users to approve or disapprove of items, such as comments in a forum, products in an online store, or even other people’s reviews of movies, books, products, etc, by choosing to click either a thumbs-up or thumbs-down button. In the aggregate, this serves as an evaluation system or rating system.
Other users may then see the total number of thumbs up and thumbs down given to an item, or may simply see the number which is produced by subtracting thumbs down from thumbs up. (In the latter case, an item which has received exactly ten of each would read as having a rating of zero, rather than one of +10/-10.)
Often, users may view a list of items in order of popularity, as ranked by this metric. Popularity is form of Social Proof.
The Liking Authority has defined Likes UP as a compilation of all the ratings, reviews, incrementing +1s and other forms of social proof both online and offline. A true, heartfelt recommendation from a trusted friend need never pass through the digital domain or social media. You can give a “likes up” with words or actions and very often it will be the thumbs up gesture.
#LIkesUP for all forms of thumbs up