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by Kevin Purdy

Download Google+: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) eBook
ISBN:
1449311873
Author:
Kevin Purdy
Category:
Internet & Social Media
Language:
English
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (January 2, 2012)
Pages:
234 pages
EPUB book:
1570 kb
FB2 book:
1245 kb
DJVU:
1825 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
220


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The Missing Manual series by Pogue Press/O'Reilly Media may be the best around for the average user to learn new technology. The Manuals are almost always well organized and written, comprehensive, and well produced.

Google+: The Missing Manual. If you want to gain more control over your social networking activities with Google+, this jargon-free guide helps you quickly master the ins and outs of the site. Learn how to organize your contacts, hold video chats with as many as ten people, and determine exactly who may learn what about you. With this book, you’ll navigate Google+ with ease. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

If you want to gain more control over your social networking activities with Google+, this jargon-free guide helps you quickly master the ins and outs of the site. The important stuff you need to know. Massage your profile.

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Xvii, 211 pages : 23 cm. With this book, you'll navigate Google+ with ease.

Kevin Purdy is a freelance writer, which means he attends fewer meetings, but pays more taxes, more often. He lives physically in Buffalo, NY, and virtually on Google+. Библиографические данные. Google+: The Missing Manual Missing manual.

Google+: The Missing Manual - ელწიგნი, რომლის ავტორ(ებ)ია . Kevin Purdy is a freelance writer, which means he attends fewer meetings, but pays more taxes, more often

Google+: The Missing Manual - ელწიგნი, რომლის ავტორ(ებ)ია: Kevin Purdy. აიკითხეთ წიგნი Google Play Books-ის აპის მეშვეობით თქვენს კომპიუტერსა და Android ან iOS მოწყობილობაზე. Kevin Purdy is a freelance writer, which means he attends fewer meetings, but pays more taxes, more often.

If you want to gain more control over your social networking activities with Google+, this jargon-free guide helps you quickly master the ins and outs of the site. Learn how to organize your contacts, hold video chats with as many as ten people, and determine exactly who may learn what about you. With this book, you’ll navigate Google+ with ease.

The important stuff you need to know

Massage your profile. Control what the public, specific groups, or certain individuals can see about you.Move in the right circles. Assign folks to different groups and share the right stuff with the right people.Jump into streams. Get all the updates, pictures, and links from people you know.Host hangouts. Organize and attend group video chats.View and share photos. Make them available to whomever you like—whether or not they’re Google+ members.Get notifications. Monitor what others do (and share about you) on Google+.Go mobile. Use Google+ on your Android, iPhone, or mobile web browser.
  • Usanner
I am very challenged when it comes to computer stuff. I have 'missing manuals' for several applications and I love them. I started a gmail account and wanted a book to tell me how to use it. For some reason I thought this book would have that information. It does not and that was my mistake and has nothing to do the my rating of this book.
  • Granirad
I thought this was a good book to help people get started with, or to use Google+ services better. It give good instructions about most aspects of the service. If you are thinking about using Google+, I would recommend reading this book.
  • Zut
Am in the process of reading and using this information. May upgrade as I get thru the material. Has been useful so far.
  • Akinozuru
GREAT BUY. TEXT SIZE IS GOOD AND EVEN FIGURES HAVE READIBLE TEXT. EXCELLENT INDEX. G+ AND BOOK SEEMS TO CONCENTRATE ON SOCIAL NETWORKING. THIS MANUAL IS BRAND NEW AND WORTH THE PRICE. I FORGOT HOW GOOD THE "MISSING MANUAL" SERIES IS!
  • Kulasius
Never got an invite to Google+, the latest (and greatest?) social networking site? No matter. You no longer need one as anyone can join. However, if you want to get up to speed fast you may need a helpful guide book like "Google+: the Missing Manual."

The Missing Manual series by Pogue Press/O'Reilly Media may be the best around for the average user to learn new technology. The Manuals are almost always well organized and written, comprehensive, and well produced. The author of this Manual, Kevin Purdy, does a good job covering the basics of Google+-how to sign in and create a profile; how to set up "circles" of friends and designated contact groups; how to view, write, and edit posts; and more.

This is a slim volume of only 211 pages (with index) with 9 chapters covering mostly everything one needs to know to use Google+ well for fun, business, and communicating with others. The writing is straight to the point without jargon. The longest chapters are on sharing photos and videos and using Google+ with mobile devices. The mobile related discussions covering android, iPhone, and Windows mobile systems. Other chapters cover managing streams, notifications, and a Google exclusive-Hangouts-allowing up to 10 people to share a video chat.

The book is generously filled with grayscale screenshots and a variety of sidebars (Tips, Notes, Faqs, Gems in the Rough) although the layout is often cluttered with too much different material making some pages hard to read and comprehend. Several side-by-side pages, for example, include up to 3 screenshots, 3 sidebars, 3 or more layers of captions, plus associated text.

There is plenty of good information, however. Mr. Purdy's attempts to mimic the well-defined template of the Missing Manual series fails a bit in that he doesn't include enough practical tips, his humor is mostly cheesy, and the exposition is a bit dry. He does take lengths to point out the privacy issues in all of the Google+features. Like with Facebook and Twitter, using Google+ is not for those private folks who don't want their posts, photos, location, and lives, inadvertently stored permanently on searchable databases available to nearly everyone on the planet.

(FTC disclosure (16 CFR Part 255)): The reviewer has accepted a reviewer's copy of this book which is his to keep. He intends to provide an honest, independent, and fair evaluation of the book in all circumstances.)
  • Lli
This is a good, clear introduction to Google+ which assumes nothing but a possession of a Google account and access to the internet on a desktop, laptop, or netbook computer. Technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and the book offers tips on the social and privacy aspects of using G+ as well as the technical ones. The book is laid out logically to take you through the G+ learning curve, and is best used while sitting at your computer actually using G+.

With all that, I feel I need to give the book only 3 stars instead of four, since it is now significantly outdated. G+ was still in middling development when the book (1st edition, 2011, and apparently there hasn't been a 2nd edition yet) was published, and many of the screen shots and tools descriptions are now significantly out of synch with what you will see on the screen. I realize it might seem unfair to take away a star for something that isn't the book's fault, but I feel my rating should be based on the actual usefulness of the book to someone who gets it today.

Even though outdated, though, the book is still useful for learning your way around G+, and I'd still recommend it to beginning users who won't be too bothered by the differences between what is described and what they will see today. But ideally you should wait for a second edition, or get another good beginner's guide published as recently as possible.