Google Plus Tip # 1

If you have spent any time here on danielsfontaine.com you know I am a big fan of Google Plus. As such, I decided it was time to do a general Google Plus Tip section on danielsfontaine.com.

On Google Plus your stream can move quite quickly and depending on the time you have when you are browsing it you may not have time to look at each and every piece of content the piques your curiosity. Thankfully thanks to this tip that I originally learned from Jaana Nystrom you can now manage a way to ” save ” the little gems in one spot and return to it when you have more time.

Me Circle that I share to

So here is my first Google Plus tip on here on danielsfontaine.com if you are new to google plus create a circle named Me and put yourself in it. When you see something you like, share it with your Me. You can view your Me circle stream later and see all the great things you have found in your travels.

 

 

 

I love being able to catalog all the great informative posts out there and thus far this is the easiest way for me to do so. Another benefit of the Me circle is that if you write a long form post and want to make sure it looks good before sharing publicly or to another limited circle you can share it to your Me circle to see it before releasing it in the wild.

View of my Me Circle Stream Google Plus Tips

Google Music rebranded to Google Play

So it looks like that Google Music has been rebranded to Google Play. It appears to be rolling the market, movies, music and more together. Just now in a hangout just now Kelvin Davis stopped in and mentioned it. Have a look below. The new design is really sharp looking. Check it out here https://play.google.com/store

I know that last week Derek Ross mentioned that Google had purchased a number of Play-Centric urls. It appears they have rolled it out. In fact I just visited Derek’s stream and he has broke it on his stream as well. I look forward to seeing more as the roll out continue.

It has a an itunes-ey feel to it. It is going to replace the Market, Music and more as the one stop shop. It is possible that eventually even the Chrome Webstore could be rolled in as well.

Not sure how I feel about the Play logo. Using the traditional play icon and using a color palette that is off the beaten path when it come to the normal colors google uses. I am sure it will grow.

Good things to come. Just had to fire up my EVO to see what that all looks like.