Here's how to get the most from Google's new social network!
Google+ is designed to let you control how you socialize. This quick-and-easy guide helps you get started with Google+, find followers and people you want to follow, manage your contacts with circles, set up a hangout, get just the news feeds you're interested in with sparks, protect your photos and data, and much more.
Share with those who care — group people in circles so you can share information with only those who are interested
Choose your audience — see how to post to circles, individuals, or e-mail addresses
The privacy thing — control who can see your profile and posts
Just hangin' out — set up a hangout for those you chat with most often
Strike some sparks — use sparks to quickly find news you care about
Google+ to go — use Google+ on your iPhone®, Android device, and the mobile web
Picture perfect — upload your photos to Picasa Web and share them to Google+
Open the book and find:
A guide to setting up your account
How to share links and media
Hints for administeringa hangout
When to tag other people —and when not to
What to do about trolls
How to back up your data
Ten cool third-party apps
Create your profile and configure privacy settings
Group contacts into circles for easier communication
Jesse Stay runs his own Social Media consulting and development business, and has consulted for some of the top 100 applications on Facebook. Within just 2 months, he successfully sold his first Facebook application that he wrote in just a week. He is the author of I'm on Facebook -- Now What???, a book targeted towards helping individuals and business owners better manage their lives through Facebook. You can follow him on his blog, http://www.jessestay.com.