What is Google+?

Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus) is an interest-based social network that is owned and operated by Google. It is located at

About Google+
  1. Launched in June 2011
  2. Has grown to over 500 million users
  3. Daily active users = 350 million
  4. +1 button is used 5 billion times per day
  5. ~625,000 new users on Google+ every day
  6. 68% of Google+ users are male, 32% are female
  7. Google+ cost $585 million and took 500 employees to build

Getting to Know the Language
As with each online tool, there is a specific set of vocabulary you need to be aware of in order to speak intelligently (and decipher what your friends are saying). 
Stream = your news feed
Circle = to friend someone; to follow
Uncircle = to unfriend someone; to unfollow
+1-ed = to like a post; to favorite a tweet; also called plussed
Followers = friends or fans that have you in their circles
Hangout = video calling
Circle Sunday = Follow Friday

Accessing Google+

1. Open Google+
2. Enter your username and password > Sign in.
Note: You'll automatically be signed in to Google+ if you've already signed in to another Google product in the same browser.

Google+ Apps
Classroom Resources

General Resources