This Week On Google+: Suggested Users, API Delays & Measuring Google+ Influence!

Over two months in, Google+ has continued to make many changes to the fledgling social site. Here is what’s happened over the weekend and what you will see in Google+ this week!

New Suggested Users List

Suggested Users were launched this weekend in a very “Twitter-esque” format.  The list starts with a generic “picks” list and has additional users in the following categories:

  • Entertainment
  • Fun & Interesting
  • Music
  • News
  • Photography & Art
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Technology

One of the worst features of this list is that you cannot click on a user to see if you would actually want to follow them.

The Full Suggested User List from Craig Kanalley is a comprehensive list of who made the initial Google+ Suggested user list.  Surprisingly, the list was “hipper” than I would have expected, with a few edgy accounts that contain some potentially NSFW material.

Google+ API ‘Months” Away

Google+ API Launch Still Months Away, by Sarah Perez from TechCrunch, hints that the API is “months” away.  Typically new social sites (like Twitter) flourish with 3rd party developments, but the Google+ API will disappoint the flocks of developers who that thought that the API release was around the corner.

Identify Google+ Influencers

PlusClout – Klout For Google+? If you are a fan of social scoring services like Klout an new Google+ service may be for you.  PlusClout allows you to grade yourself or discover others with “great PlusClout.”

Google+ Tricks & Fun

Export Birthdays, Events & Friends’ Events From Facebook To Google+ from Inside Google Plus shows you how to export important dates from Facebook into Google+ by using Google calendars.

A Look at Google+ Screens from MySpace’s Tom Anderson is an animated .gif showing a variety of Google+ setups in an epileptic fashion.

A Look at Google+ ScreensThe Social Network Decision Tree by Guy Kawasaki on the OPEN forum, is an infographic flow char that pairs readers up with an ideal social network.  Is Google+ right for you?

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Google: Google+


About The Author: is the Chief Marketing Officer for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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