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Google+ is a social networking service operated by Google Inc. The service launched on June 28, 2011, in an invite-only testing phase. The following day, existing users were allowed to invite friends, who are above 18 years of age, to the service to create their own accounts. However, this was quickly suspended in a day after there was “insane demand” for accounts.
Google+ will be built as a layer that not only integrates different Google social services, such as Google Prof...

How to Use Annotations to Link Directly to a Google+ Profile from a YouTube Video

How to Use Annotations to Link Directly to a Google+ Profile from a YouTube Video

The interactivity of YouTube videos can be a wonderful thing.  You can put links for other videos, create calls-to-action, point out something special about the video that a viewer may not notice, and so on.  Our friend Ronnie Bincer at Video Leads Online (he's a ...

Why Google Plus Events and Video are a Perfect Match

Why Google Plus Events and Video are a Perfect Match

Have you ever wanted to stick a video into an invitation for your next big event? Now you can with Google Plus Events. Last week while Google I/O was going on, Google Plus rolled out a new component of its social network called Events. This ...

How to Choose Your YouTube Channel Display Name via Google+

How to Choose Your YouTube Channel Display Name via Google+

The YouTube blog announced today the ability to change how you appear on YouTube, with the chance to use your real name along with any photo you associate with yourself through Google Plus.   Also, you now have the ability to review your activity and ...

YouTube Finally Adds Google+ Share Button? What The Heck?

YouTube Finally Adds Google+ Share Button? What The Heck?

It's taken awhile for Google-owned YouTube and Google-owned Google+ to get the two married properly.  A few months ago, Google+ didn't even have YouTube integration and all of us wondered why two properties owned by the same company wasn't on the ball with that.  Then ...

Google Plus Opens Up Hangouts On Air Live Streaming For All

Google Plus Opens Up Hangouts On Air Live Streaming For All

So here's yet another feature coming from Google that is bringing video power to virtually everyone.  Hangouts On Air, which is available to only some users of Google+, will soon be available to everyone around the world who uses the social network.  It allows others ...

Free Views for YouTube Partners, Vloggers, Link Building, Xbox & More [The Reel Web #33]

Free Views for YouTube Partners, Vloggers, Link Building, Xbox & More [The Reel Web #33]

This week on the Reel Web, we cover 10+ minutes worth of online video news and trends from the past week including, a new program for YouTube partners that aims to provide free promotion, Google+YouTube integration, research on the power of video for link-building, Xbox, ...

Google+ Profiles Get 'Reel' YouTube Channel Integration Friday

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration Friday

We've written several times about Google+ and the first thing that I noticed when Google+ launched, was that you could easily connect your Google Plus account to accounts online, like: Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and even Orkut and Yelp - BUT, not YouTube.  Even though there ...

YouTube's Recent & Pending Changes, Monetization, Politics & More: The Reel Web #31

YouTubes Recent & Pending Changes, Monetization, Politics & More: The Reel Web #31

YouTube is changing again! AGAIN??? Yup. This week's Reel Web will dive into some of the recent and pending changes at YouTube along with discuss general online video commentary around video monetization, how to respond to an unexpected viral success, and how online video will ...

Hang Out With President Obama On Google Plus Hangouts

Hang Out With President Obama On Google Plus Hangouts

President Obama seems like a pretty regular guy... someone you could hang out with, even. Most of us never get to meet a sitting U.S. President, let along hang out with one. But today, in just a handful of hours, you can do just that ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - YouTube Update Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   YouTube Update Edition

As usual, there was plenty of news in the online video world this past week. And as usual, you were probably a bit too busy to keep up with all of it. We saw more major updates to YouTube's design and services, some important Google ...

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