Recap: @GuyKawasaki gushes about Google + on @BruceSallan’s #dadchat

May 30, 2012

“The way to gain traction on Google+ is to search for the keywords that describe your passions and then interact with those folks.”

That’s what Guy Kawasaki is saying. Why is he saying that?! What does Guy know that we don’t?

Note: This #DadChat RECAP appeared last week on Bruce Sallan’s blog.

Is G+ misunderstood?

Is G+ enchanting?

If not now, how can it be?

Enquiring minds want to know!

The Beatles, The Yellow Submarine

Who is Guy Kawasaki?

Haters say Guy is the Grand Inquisitor of the new Googledom. Nevermind the haters!

Guy is the greatest of all the old school Apple fanboys. He’s the prime evangelist, a venture capitalist, an author, and the genius that conceived of AllTop before social media knew they had a need for information and news aggregation.

More about Guy here:

What the Plus! – Guy Kawasaki comes to #DadChat

Google didn’t pay him to write the book, Guy explained on #dadchat – the Thursday night tweetchat hosted by Bruce Sallan.

Guy says he’s slaying the dragons (G+ hate and disinterest) for the love of it. Because it’s the best tool right now says Guy. He even wrote a book about Google +: What the Plus!

What the Plus! is also Guy’s first ebook.

You can download the free PDF of Guy Kawasaki’s first version of What the Plus! here:

https://t.co/w4HsjdjP

The transcript for the #dadchat with Guy Kawasaki is here:

http://beta.hashtracking.com/ht-pro-rpt/cjeffers-dadchat-2012-05-17

Join the fun! Log-in to #dadchat every Thursday night at 6pm PST: http://www.tweetchat.com/room/dadchat

Snips and Bites From the Dadchat

The tweets listed below only represent a fraction of the chat and participants. See the transcript for the complete record of this epic chat.

G+! Big YES or little no?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

I spend 2-3 hours a day on Google+

Andrew Israel (@aspenspin):

i’ve tried to embrace Google+ but the silence is deafening…

Peggy Petzpatrick (@PegFitzpatrick):

Lots of people are using hangouts. I had a hilarious one w/ @TheDaveReynolds. It went really international.

Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers):

I agree. Love the instant and easy access. Hangouts are awesome!

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

Google+ is just like Mac in the 80s: fewer using, better, experts say it will fail

Tim McVaigh (@BrandIdeas):

Thanks for your insights your passion is always so energizing

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

It took me about a week to “get it”

Calvin Lee (@mayhemstudios):

I’m getting to old to be shocked lol

Vincent Daly (@CuteMonsterDad):

 Is G+ beta?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

The key to starting with Google+ is to search for keywords that describe your passions and then interact

Marcos Queijeiro (@marcosque):

I don’t wanna disturb the #dadchat moment but this is my interview with @GuyKawasaki Check it later :) http://t.co/gqdORsMA

Mimi Baker (@MimiBakerMN):

And there are just SO many sites to learn. Seems I can only do so much with each SoMe site!

Is G+ enchanting?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

I fell in love with Google+. Google didn’t ask me to write the book. I just decided to one day.

Wendy Wright (@ChoosingLoveAZ):

I can’t seem to find people on Google+ easily

Stan Faryna (@Faryna):

Unfortunately, social games have thus far failed on G+.

Addendum

People aren’t connected on G+ like they are on Facebook or Twitter. Twitter would do better with a social game integration than Google Plus. Maybe that’s one of the challenges that G+ has to overcome: make the quality and relevance of the connection between G+ users.

Tim McVaigh (@BrandIdeas):

Google+ is twitter with elbow room gives you space to write

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

Eg, if we did [#dadchat] on Google+, you’d all be watching and hearing video of me instead of trying to follow a hashtag

Patrick Phillips (@patricksplace):

The best social platform is the one where you enjoy the people your socializing with

Kenna Griffin (@profkrg):

I haven’t figured out anything I can do on G+ that I’m not doing elsewhere with the same people.

Jack (@MunkayJacked):

Google+ is seen as being for a Techie niche. That’s the reputation it has.

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

Will Google+ beat Facebook: Who knows… Would you have predicted FB would trounce [MySpace] 6 years ago?

Michael Q. Todd (@mqtodd)

@hashtracking Warning @brucesallan & @guykawasaki conspiring to crash your site on #dadchat

… 

What needs to change in G+?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

What I would tell Google+: Remove the hideous black bars around pictures less than 500 pixels

Build in Replies and More (Chrome extension) to foster engagement

Stan Faryna (@Faryna):

I’d like to see more creative license in the profile space. It’s like what Facebook does.

Oh – what Facebook does has nothing to do with good design.

Addendum

Ultimately, Google + didn’t up the quality of the social media experience – it didn’t revolutionize the social platform standard. They have the brain power and resources to do that. Why aren’t they doing it?

Mimi Baker (@MimiBakerMN):

I have yet to “talk” to anyone who uses Google + like they use Facebook or Twitter.

STAY IN THE LOOP!

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Related Blog Posts

Forbes Book Review: What the Plus! by Jerry Weissman

Is #SocialMEDIA Your Social #LIFE by Bruce Sallan

Interview with Guy Kawasaki by John Jantsch

What The Plus! by Matthew May

What’s the Plus? Giving Google Plus a second fair chance by Taly Weiss

Related Books/Links

What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us by Guy Kawasaki

Newsjacking by David Meerman Scott

Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

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Stan Faryna

An American living in Bucharest, Romania, Stan Faryna searches for better questions about who we are, what we’re doing, and how we shall better know ourselves and love others. He hopes for answers that fill the heart, lift it up, and substantiate the dignity of the human person.

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Woo Hoo! Free Silver for the Avengers FB Game, @12Most, #dadchat, @GuyKawasaki and I won a book!

May 16, 2012

Free Silver for the Avengers FB Game, @12 Most, #dadchat, @GuyKawasaki and I won a book!

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

I wasn’t going to write a blog post today. I wanted to write my novel. Not the whole book. Five pages would have been SUPER awesome. But that’s not going to happen. BUT I do have four things to share with you that made my day awesome.

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