Yes, Google+ is Google’s answer to Facebook, but not in the directly competitive…

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Yes, Google+ is Google's answer to Facebook, but not in the directly competitive sense many journalists assume. Google+ is core to Google's mission "to organize the world's information", and that's a better frame for thinking about this service.

Here are 35 slides to help kickstart a different perspective on what Google+ really is – a "shared interest graph."

I tried to make this tour as easy as possible with some nice images along the way. Credits for all those nice images are on the last slide.

P.S. – I've had multiple requests to post these slides via Slideshare, so here they are via my blog:
http://www.alchemyofchange.net/what-is-google-plus-really/

#interestgraph #socialnetworks #facebook #twitter #influence #informationnetworker #socialgraph #influencegraph

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A script for adding multiple twitter follows….

@magitam had an interesting problem and I had an itch to try out the python-twitter API.

follow.py is the result.

Usage: ./follow.py <twitter username> <twitter password> <filename.csv>”)

Copy the code above and save it using notepad as follow.py

You will need a python interpreter and the python-twitter API to run it. Tested on Linux but should run anywhere.

The input file can be either:

friend1

friend2

friend3

or

friend1,friend2,friend3

or

friend1,friend2

friend3

Disclaimer: I will not take responsibility for loss of life, revenue, sex drive, property or any negative consequence suffered as a result of using the above code.