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Google+13,720,129The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033542  
Google+13,720,129A visual recap of this week on Google+.Google+ Photo Recap (9/30/2013 - 10/6/2013)2013-09-30 14:00:0023  

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129
comments per post
90
reshares per post
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+1's per post

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Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 500

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2016-11-14 23:09:16 (500 comments; 1,118 reshares; 3,648 +1s; )Open 

Create Google+ posts via drag & drop

I'm delighted to say that by very popular demand, Google+ has added several new ways to start posts & add photos:

● Drag photo(s) into any stream to which you can post in order to start a new post with the photos attached
● Drag photo(s) into a post box to attach them
● Drag photo(s) into the image picker (inside of a post box) to attach them
● Drag a photo (singular) onto a comment to attach it to the comment

Give it a try & please let us know what you think.

Thanks,
J.

PS—I started this message by dragging in the attached animation. #WeMustGoDeeper!

Most reshares: 1118

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2016-11-14 23:09:16 (500 comments; 1,118 reshares; 3,648 +1s; )Open 

Create Google+ posts via drag & drop

I'm delighted to say that by very popular demand, Google+ has added several new ways to start posts & add photos:

● Drag photo(s) into any stream to which you can post in order to start a new post with the photos attached
● Drag photo(s) into a post box to attach them
● Drag photo(s) into the image picker (inside of a post box) to attach them
● Drag a photo (singular) onto a comment to attach it to the comment

Give it a try & please let us know what you think.

Thanks,
J.

PS—I started this message by dragging in the attached animation. #WeMustGoDeeper!

Most plusones: 4312

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2016-11-17 21:01:23 (293 comments; 384 reshares; 4,312 +1s; )Open 

Deeper Than Images: Meet Create Member +Morten Ross

“I bring stories from nature, not just images. I share my experience of the amazing planet we live on, which has provided so much for free for so long. I also bring the identification of every species I post, and even the sounds of the birds, so that you too may enjoy even more than just a photo."

"I focus on and have a collection for birds, plants, landscapes and mammals, and here are two of them:"

Birds with sounds: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/k6BgVB

Plants: flowers, fruits & leaves: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kQqfVB

"For as long as I can remember I have felt at one with nature and as a child I could lose myself in the top of a tree, between layers of ice in a river in winter, in a hollow tree, or deep inside the forest. But onlyw... more »

Latest 50 posts

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2017-01-20 22:04:43 (48 comments; 23 reshares; 407 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Tips: Following Collections

Collections are a group of posts centered around your favorite interests, be sure to search for new Collections periodically and follow them for fresh posts in your feed!

Follow a Collection

Have you found a Collection full of posts that you're interested in?

Then Follow it to see future posts in your home stream.

▶ Click the "Follow" button.
▶ If you have not followed any collections before then you'll see an info dialog with a link to more info about following collections.
▶ Once you have followed the collection you can (optionally) turn notifications on. Where you will be notified of new posts.

Find collections that interest you using search or browse some promoted collections here: plus.google.com/collections/featured ___Google+ Tips: Following Collections

Collections are a group of posts centered around your favorite interests, be sure to search for new Collections periodically and follow them for fresh posts in your feed!

2017-01-19 21:12:04 (36 comments; 38 reshares; 458 +1s; )Open 

All Star Wars. All The Time: Meet Google+'s chief curator of The Force +Raymond Mendiola IV

Hello Raymond! So, you’re a Star Wars art enthusiast, when did this start?

”I started curating Star Wars art way back in 2013, but I think it was the steady amount of new Force Awakens art last year in 2015 that inspired me to seek out new Star Wars art in general and share it everyday.”

What can people expect from your Star Wars art Collection?

“There are so many amazingly talented fans across the globe that create amazing art - whether it be based on The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, or Rogue One. Each and every day I feature the latest and greatest new Star Wars art. I also do a monthly top-10 of the best of the best Star Wars art from the previous month as well as a couple of interviews a month with some of these incredibleartists... more »

All Star Wars. All The Time: Meet Google+'s chief curator of The Force +Raymond Mendiola IV

Hello Raymond! So, you’re a Star Wars art enthusiast, when did this start?

”I started curating Star Wars art way back in 2013, but I think it was the steady amount of new Force Awakens art last year in 2015 that inspired me to seek out new Star Wars art in general and share it everyday.”

What can people expect from your Star Wars art Collection?

“There are so many amazingly talented fans across the globe that create amazing art - whether it be based on The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, or Rogue One. Each and every day I feature the latest and greatest new Star Wars art. I also do a monthly top-10 of the best of the best Star Wars art from the previous month as well as a couple of interviews a month with some of these incredible artists.”

Whats the most interesting piece you’ve encountered?

“A lot of art I feature depicts alternate or hypothetical situations in the Star Wars universe, but one of the more interesting stories is perhaps in "The Last Survivor" (plus.google.com/+RaymondMendiolaIV/posts/H1Tn6oHC1aL) by Morgan Yon."

"In the beginning of A New Hope on board the Tantive IV, a Rebel is able to get his hands on Darth Vader's lightsaber and decapitate him, he is eventually captured by the stormtroopers, and ends up the last survivor. You can just see the emotion conveyed on his face and his disbelief of being able to best a Sith lord like Vader.”___

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2017-01-18 20:50:30 (48 comments; 31 reshares; 495 +1s; )Open 

#ThatsAPlus: +Jay Patel launches a digital magazine for photographers looking to improve their craft.

Free Visual Wilderness Magazine: Oct' 2016
We started a free magazine in April 2016....Never did we imagine that it would be downloaded over 10,000 times. ;)

This month's issue deals with Being Creative. It contains ideas to help you see photos that others don't see.

Enjoy & Share.
_____________
#landscapephotography #naturephotography___#ThatsAPlus: +Jay Patel launches a digital magazine for photographers looking to improve their craft.

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2017-01-17 17:29:52 (432 comments; 257 reshares; 917 +1s; )Open 

You asked, we listened. From helping you see more of the comments, photos and posts that matter to bringing back Events, check out how we’re making the new Google+ work better for you: https://goo.gl/urfBS8

You asked, we listened. From helping you see more of the comments, photos and posts that matter to bringing back Events, check out how we’re making the new Google+ work better for you: https://goo.gl/urfBS8___

2017-01-17 17:21:40 (52 comments; 44 reshares; 377 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Lyubomir Spirov

What attracted you to back metal music? How long have you been a fan?

"It's been approximately 11 years since I got myself into black metal and my passion for it has grown tremendously over time. There are a number of facts that fascinate me about this kind of music but non of which can be described in mere words. In my point of view, it is a way of expressing one's darkness in a non-destructive form - through music."

What's the purpose and mission behind 'Support Black Metal'?

"Black metal is as vast as the universe itself. My mission is to discover the best underground bands and connect them to the right audience. The whole thing around SBM started more than 3 years ago on Google+ and evolved into a blog that collects rare albums, interviews and artwork. In addition, SBM... more »

Meet Create Member +Lyubomir Spirov

What attracted you to back metal music? How long have you been a fan?

"It's been approximately 11 years since I got myself into black metal and my passion for it has grown tremendously over time. There are a number of facts that fascinate me about this kind of music but non of which can be described in mere words. In my point of view, it is a way of expressing one's darkness in a non-destructive form - through music."

What's the purpose and mission behind 'Support Black Metal'?

"Black metal is as vast as the universe itself. My mission is to discover the best underground bands and connect them to the right audience. The whole thing around SBM started more than 3 years ago on Google+ and evolved into a blog that collects rare albums, interviews and artwork. In addition, SBM is a personal project that is run by one man only. Apart from supporting, it also pays homage to all the artists and musicians who continuously create and push this genre forward!"

What are the misconceptions of black metal music that some people have?

"Of course, I've come across people who are strongly against this "wicked form of music", which is totally fine. Often this is due to the fact that many bands project their visions through violent lyrical themes and imagery on stage. However, that does not mean that those people are criminals, drug addicts or lowlifes as people outside the black metal community will state. In many cases, they would be designers, developers, marketing specialists, doctors and the list goes on and on. In other words - truly remarkable people."

Lyubomir's Collections:

Black metal news (https://plus.google.com/collection/wDwOME)
Cover of the day (https://plus.google.com/collection/I3InqB)___

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2017-01-13 17:20:51 (373 comments; 139 reshares; 1,244 +1s; )Open 

Google+ For Newbies: The Three C’s of G+

New year, new members! Many of you reading this are vets who know the ins and outs of Google+. But we’d like to take a quick moment to welcome all of the new members who have recently joined. Joining a new network can sometimes be overwhelming, so starting today we’ll be sharing a few posts designed to help you understand and enjoy G+.

Today we’ll be starting with the three pillars of Google+, Communities and Collections make connections.

The 3 Cs of Google+
#newGplus #howtogoogleplus

Collections: Help you organize posts around topics, and let your followers choose what types of posts they want to see from you. If you find yourself posting a lot about a specific topic, it’s a good idea to create a collection. People who really want to read about this subject will engage more as you are providing content they are interested in, and people who don’t want to hear about it, won’t be turned off. It’s a win-win for everyone.
support.google.com/plus/answer/6320409

Communities: You can have conversations with people who share your interests. Different than collections in which only the owner can post, communities allow every member to post. Advantage: invites discussions and exchange of ideas and provides different points of view on a subject. Disadvantage: requires a lot of work from the moderator to keep the posts on topic and monitoring behaviour while trying to allow everyone to express their ideas.
support.google.com/plus/answer/6320411

Connections (or circles): You can add people/pages to your circles. Also called follow.
When you follow a person/page, posts they share with you will show up in your home stream, unless your settings stop this from happening.
Someone you follow doesn't have to follow you back, so they might not see what you post.
Make sure you follow because you are interested on the posts and not as a complimentary follow back. Google will suggest people, communities and collections based on who you follow. In the end, who you follow will have a big influence in your G+ experience.
support.google.com/plus/answer/6320398___Google+ For Newbies: The Three C’s of G+

New year, new members! Many of you reading this are vets who know the ins and outs of Google+. But we’d like to take a quick moment to welcome all of the new members who have recently joined. Joining a new network can sometimes be overwhelming, so starting today we’ll be sharing a few posts designed to help you understand and enjoy G+.

Today we’ll be starting with the three pillars of Google+, Communities and Collections make connections.

2017-01-12 22:10:16 (144 comments; 100 reshares; 676 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Champ Santos

Hey Champ! Tell us a little bit about yourself?

“I’m Champ, I'm a Senior Software Engineer and I love sharing and creating news and articles about the progress of technology in our lives. My most followed and most updates collection is my collection about Android News. While i love everything about technology, i have a special preference for the Android platform which is why the majority of the content i share and create is about it.”

That’s really cool, what else are you into?

”I also create and share content for the stuff that geeks love like comic book news (Marvel or DC), Star Wars, and Harry Potter. I also share photography in some of my Collections from time to time (Food, Nature and Places). You can also find Collections about art and history on my feed.”

Champ’sCollections &... more »

Meet Create Member +Champ Santos

Hey Champ! Tell us a little bit about yourself?

“I’m Champ, I'm a Senior Software Engineer and I love sharing and creating news and articles about the progress of technology in our lives. My most followed and most updates collection is my collection about Android News. While i love everything about technology, i have a special preference for the Android platform which is why the majority of the content i share and create is about it.”

That’s really cool, what else are you into?

”I also create and share content for the stuff that geeks love like comic book news (Marvel or DC), Star Wars, and Harry Potter. I also share photography in some of my Collections from time to time (Food, Nature and Places). You can also find Collections about art and history on my feed.”

Champ’s Collections & Links

Today in Tech - https://plus.google.com/collection/kdQIAB

Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/lein0211___

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2017-01-12 16:44:26 (89 comments; 74 reshares; 628 +1s; )Open 

Best Practices for Google+ Collections:

Have a Collection? Or thinking of creating one? Check out the Collections Best Practices Guide for game-changing tips on creating, improving, and maintaining successful Collections! (http://goo.gl/u0h3yr)

Visit the Google+ Collections Community for more resources and help with Collections: https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

New year, new guide to Collections!
Check out our Collections Best Practices: http://goo.gl/u0h3yr

Last year, we released lots of content aimed at helping you develop and grow your Collections like Collections 101 and the Getting Started Guide. We’re excited to kick-off 2017 with more great content!

Introducing: Google+ Collections Best Practices http://goo.gl/u0h3yr
Collections are a wonderful way to share your interests with others. They are also a powerful tool for reaching wider audiences and gaining visibility. Want to know how to do all that? Check out Collections Best Practices for helpful tips on creating, improving and maintaining successful Collections!

For more resources, check out:
Getting Started Guide: http://goo.gl/3GWhHX
Collections 101 https://youtu.be/l1Fh6m4ySvo

Happy New Year!___Best Practices for Google+ Collections:

Have a Collection? Or thinking of creating one? Check out the Collections Best Practices Guide for game-changing tips on creating, improving, and maintaining successful Collections! (http://goo.gl/u0h3yr)

Visit the Google+ Collections Community for more resources and help with Collections: https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

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2017-01-11 21:51:56 (183 comments; 148 reshares; 2,392 +1s; )Open 

Discover the Portrait Gallery Community

Are you a photographer with a penchant for portraits? Check out the Portrait Gallery run by Community Vanguards member +Aamir Shahzad, where members a common passion of taking portraits! Membership is open to all, though the Community is tightly curated to maintain a high quality standard. Join to share your portrait work, and be a part of the one of the best groups for portraiture on Google+!

The Portrait Gallery: (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105485508154661995829)



Discover the Portrait Gallery Community

Are you a photographer with a penchant for portraits? Check out the Portrait Gallery run by Community Vanguards member +Aamir Shahzad, where members a common passion of taking portraits! Membership is open to all, though the Community is tightly curated to maintain a high quality standard. Join to share your portrait work, and be a part of the one of the best groups for portraiture on Google+!

The Portrait Gallery: (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105485508154661995829)

___

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2017-01-11 21:12:57 (47 comments; 92 reshares; 1,008 +1s; )Open 

Beautiful photos deserve to be seen in all their glory, but traditionally that’s meant your bandwidth pays the price. Check out how we’re putting machine learning to work on the hi-res images in Google+ streams so they load using up to 75% less bandwidth per image, but continue to display as they were meant to be seen.

Beautiful photos deserve to be seen in all their glory, but traditionally that’s meant your bandwidth pays the price. Check out how we’re putting machine learning to work on the hi-res images in Google+ streams so they load using up to 75% less bandwidth per image, but continue to display as they were meant to be seen.___

2017-01-11 18:00:56 (58 comments; 34 reshares; 458 +1s; )Open 


Meet Create Member +Jina Wallwork

Hello Jina! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your passion?

”I’m Jina Wallwork and I'm an artist. My passion for art began when I did, and it will cease when I breathe for last time. It is a piece of me, and it is not shaped by external forces. My passion responds to the external world, but it isn't defined by it. Through art I express my connection to all things. My art is a part of my voice.”

How did you draw inspiration to write a book?

“My art is inspired by many different experiences. When I faced heartache I used art to express my own difficulties. I found a point of vulnerability and expressed both my love and sorrow. These pieces combined to become a book about the experience. Sharing the experience made me realize that I wasn't alone.”http://... more »


Meet Create Member +Jina Wallwork

Hello Jina! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your passion?

”I’m Jina Wallwork and I'm an artist. My passion for art began when I did, and it will cease when I breathe for last time. It is a piece of me, and it is not shaped by external forces. My passion responds to the external world, but it isn't defined by it. Through art I express my connection to all things. My art is a part of my voice.”

How did you draw inspiration to write a book?

“My art is inspired by many different experiences. When I faced heartache I used art to express my own difficulties. I found a point of vulnerability and expressed both my love and sorrow. These pieces combined to become a book about the experience. Sharing the experience made me realize that I wasn't alone.”
http://www.jinawallwork.co.uk/books/broken.html

Check out Jina’s Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/I6-WX___

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2017-01-10 22:39:12 (44 comments; 47 reshares; 757 +1s; )Open 

#ThatsAPlus: +BRUNO DINIZ's Portuguese language Collection amasses 20,000 followers

After starting with only a dozen followers, Bruno is now enjoys a large audience thanks to his consistency and focus on quality posts.

So what's the takeaway? When your Collection is new and you aren’t getting a lot of attention, don’t be discouraged. Remember Bruno and keep pushing!

2016 UM ANO GOOGLEMENTE G+
O Google mudou meu conceito sobre redes sociais
#ThatsAplus

Desde o início das operações do Google+ eu investi na criação de um perfil que fosse uma alternativa ao perfil que eu já possuía em uma outra rede social. Fiquei alguns anos com um simples perfil tentando aprender os segredos desta incrível ferramenta, foi quando o Google lançou o sistema de coleções... Com isso eu criei a coleção "Entre Cédulas, Moedas Selos e Histórias" e mesmo com pouco mais de uma dezena de seguidores eu nunca desisti de criar conteúdos e de investir meu tempo na plataforma, deixando de lado outras redes sociais! Meu esforço foi recompensado quando minha coleção recebeu destaque no Google pelo conteúdo proposto, me dando mais ânimo, motivação e vontade de aprender de fato como usar a rede. Não sou um perito na plataforma, mas estou todos os dias aprendendo com outros usuários, debatendo novas idéias, criando novos conteúdos e vendo minha coleção tendo o sucesso merecido pelo esforço e reconhecimento que o Google foi capaz de me dar! Hoje tenho quase 20.000 seguidores em minha coleção, participando e interagindo das formas mais diversas... Estou feliz com os resultados e minha coleção numismática, histórica e cultural só vem crescendo!!! Obrigado Google... O ano de 2016 foi "G+" e 2017 poderá ser ainda melhor! Crie sua coleção também, venha participar...

https://plus.google.com/collection/4JcZf___#ThatsAPlus: +BRUNO DINIZ's Portuguese language Collection amasses 20,000 followers

After starting with only a dozen followers, Bruno is now enjoys a large audience thanks to his consistency and focus on quality posts.

So what's the takeaway? When your Collection is new and you aren’t getting a lot of attention, don’t be discouraged. Remember Bruno and keep pushing!

2017-01-10 02:18:23 (65 comments; 50 reshares; 607 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Create isn't just for English.

Check out what our amazing Portuguese-speaking users were able to do this quarter under the incredible leadership of +Carolina Liu!

Google+ Create Program in Portuguese
2016 Retrospective

Google+ Create em Português (https://goo.gl/PTZhhb) celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content in Portuguese language. Take a look at what has been accomplished in just 6 months since its launch.

Highlights:
Collections
Get to know some of our members’ varied interests in these featured Collections: https://plus.google.com/collection/kn47aB
Initiatives
Get inspired by these noteworthy initiatives that grew out of members' collaborations:
Collaborative Profile Fazendo a Diferença: https://plus.google.com/112302701828277748917
Collection Esportes pela Paz:
https://plus.google.com/collection/E7N_aB
Collection Tempo de Criança:
https://plus.google.com/collection/QLhbkB
Collection Prevenção:
https://plus.google.com//collection/YRz8kB

Get Involved:
The Create Program provides a space for top content creators with high quality Collections to work with one another and receive the recognition they deserve. If you think this program is right for you, check out the website (https://plus.google.com/create).

To learn more about how to improve your Collections and get feedback from the Google+ team and Create members, start by joining the public-facing Collections Communities
Google+ Collections Community (in English): https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024
Comunidade Google+ Coleções (in Portuguese): https://plus.google.com/communities/104749990249900812415

~~

Google+ Create em Português: Retrospectiva 2016
Inspirando criatividade e colaborações!

O Programa Google+ Create em Português (https://goo.gl/PTZhhb) celebra usuários inspiradores por trás do conteúdo mais cativante do Google+. Dê uma olhada no que foi feito em apenas 6 meses desde o seu lançamento.

Destaques
Coleções
Conheça alguns dos interesses variados dos nossos membros nessas Coleções em destaque:
https://plus.google.com/collection/kn47aB
Iniciativas
Inspire-se nessas iniciativas notáveis que surgiram de colaborações dos membros:
Perfi Colaborativo Fazendo a Diferença: https://plus.google.com/112302701828277748917
Coleção Esportes pela Paz: https://plus.google.com/collection/E7N_aB
Coleção Tempo de Criança: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QLhbkB
Coleção Prevenção: https://plus.google.com/collection/YRz8kB

Envolva-se:
O Programa Google+ Create oferece um espaço para os melhores criadores de conteúdo com Coleções de alta qualidade trabalharem uns com os outros e receberem o reconhecimento que merecem. Se você acha que esse programa é ideal para você, confira o site (https://goo.gl/PTZhhb) e candidate-se aqui: https://goo.gl/wTNpel. Estamos procurando criadores e curadores ativos e talentosos com interesses variados para crescer no Google+.

Para saber mais sobre como melhorar suas Coleções e receber feedback da equipe do Google+ e dos membros do Create, comece participando da Comunidade publica Google+ Coleções:
https://plus.google.com/communities/104749990249900812415

Continuem criando!___Google+ Create isn't just for English.

Check out what our amazing Portuguese-speaking users were able to do this quarter under the incredible leadership of +Carolina Liu!

2017-01-06 13:50:38 (23 comments; 84 reshares; 303 +1s; )Open 

Уважаемые участники сообщества, мы все знаем, что такое почтовый ящик Gmail, профиль в Google+ или YouTube канал. Но насколько хорошо мы понимаем, что такое Google Аккаунт? Нам бы хотелось узнать, насколько вы понимаете принципы работы и функции Google аккаунта? Пожалуйста, дайте ответ на наш вопрос ниже (комментарии приветствуются):

Уважаемые участники сообщества, мы все знаем, что такое почтовый ящик Gmail, профиль в Google+ или YouTube канал. Но насколько хорошо мы понимаем, что такое Google Аккаунт? Нам бы хотелось узнать, насколько вы понимаете принципы работы и функции Google аккаунта? Пожалуйста, дайте ответ на наш вопрос ниже (комментарии приветствуются):___

2017-01-05 18:02:58 (155 comments; 80 reshares; 897 +1s; )Open 

Create with us in 2017!

The Google+ Create program is filled with perks for G+'s most enthusiastic, passion-filled creators. Led by our own +Sophie Bonnet, Create has made incredible strides forward since being introduced last April.

If you want to learn more or apply to the program, check out g.co/PlusCreate

The Create Program: 2016 Retrospective
"Inspire creativity and collaboration over shared passions."
#ThatsAPlus

Launched in April 2016, the Create Program (g.co/PlusCreate) is a program that celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content.

What we are most proud of:
Our Members and Their Fabulous Passion! You can meet some of them in the G+ Create Collection (https://plus.google.com/collection/o_CnSB).
The Super Cool Ideas they grow into collaborative events for all of us to participate in such as #CreateCommunityEarthDay, visible in the G+ Create a Better Earth Collection (https://plus.google.com/collection/cz5DTB), and International Day of Peace where they "Celebrate(d) Diversity and Positive Actions" (https://plus.google.com/collection/4yyGtB).
The Content Expertise they share in the Create Community but also in the Collections Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024) and their own Collections.
The Create Program Expansion to two new chapters: Create em Português and Create:India.
The Community Vanguards Launch, a special place for Communities owners and moderators. (https://plus.google.com/101377401059228002068/posts/9HVAZyNmapg)

Learn more about the Create Program
The Create Program is the bridge between Google+ and its most passionate content creators. The Create Community is full of inspiration and energy from engaged Google+ users with an insatiable passion. Create helps members grow their audience and their interests, recognizes their efforts and dedication while giving them the opportunity to help shape Google+ by talking directly to the Google+ team, getting updates before the public and testing upcoming features.

Do you have what it takes?
We're looking for high quality content creators and curators with active Collections who would benefit from an official Google+ recognition and from the insights of a diverse network of passionate people.
If that sounds like you, check the website and apply here: goo.gl/HuPMcf!

There is always room for improvement
Collections are an important feature to increase your visibility and strengthen your Google+ presence. The official Collections Community is the best place to create and grow your Collections. Share your Collections and you'll get useful tips from the Google+ team and our most active Create members.
Grow in the Collections Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

A special thanks to the wonderful Create members +Randy Resnick, +Victor Bezrukov, +Ellie Kennard, +Alex Lapidus, +Paolo Amoroso, +Shane Dallas, +Michael Brown, +Sam Breach, +Michael A Koontz, +Denis Labelle, +Heidi Anne Morris, +Sean Cowen, +Alex James, +Lerato Majikfaerie and +John Getchel just to name a few, for their dedicated support in making the Create Program a creative, inspiring, and valuable space.___Create with us in 2017!

The Google+ Create program is filled with perks for G+'s most enthusiastic, passion-filled creators. Led by our own +Sophie Bonnet, Create has made incredible strides forward since being introduced last April.

If you want to learn more or apply to the program, check out g.co/PlusCreate

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2017-01-04 22:46:29 (74 comments; 78 reshares; 660 +1s; )Open 

Introducing The "36" Walk, Constrain. Compose. Click.

Thanks to the luxuries of digital photography, we have the ability to capture endless shots with the knowledge that we’ll only keep a few of them in the end. The 36 PhotoWalk by +Paul Pavlinovich is a unique challenge that urges you to think about considering composition and lighting before snapping a photo. You’ll share the thirty-six images you took and explain what compelled you to capture each still.

Sound interesting? Read on….

Introducing The "36" Walk, Constrain. Compose. Click.
In this wonderful digital age most of us tend to fire and forget and we know that we'll reap a few good shots in the end. We're encouraged in this behaviour because digital costs us only time.

Want to improve your photography?
Maybe you want to improve? Maybe you want to impose some restraint?

The "36" walk will help by limiting you to 36 shots during the walk. Film or digital, that's up to you but only 36. You will have to think about your composition, the light and the outcomes in advance before you hit that button. There are no "36" police to force you, but give it a go. You might be surprised at the outcome.

Consider and compose before you click.

You are encouraged to create a collection on your profile called The 36 2017 (or similar) and share all 36 of your images to it in separate posts. Consider explaining what attracted you to each scene if you would care to do so in the post for the image. Let's flood the internet with good photography.

#36photo #36photo2017 - posts shared with this tag will be reshared from this page after the walk into the 2017 collection.

History / Why
The "36" Walk is a photo geo walk which began in Melbourne in 2012 within the Photograph Melbourne community. It has run each year since then in various parts of Melbourne usually sometime in April.

The walk started because +Paul Pavlinovich realised that we are in a wonderful digital age but observed that his own photography was decreasing in quality and there seemed to be an emphasis on quantity instead. On discussing this with peers this seemed to be the general observation. This sparked the idea of The "36" where participants would be constrained as though they had a 36 shot film loaded.

The walk has been very successful locally with strong turn outs each year and participants achieving good outcomes. There are no 36 police so it's up to people to manage their own count and to be honest to themselves.

Paul generally shoots film on the walk but most of the participants stick with digital. There are even some who mix it up and do both.

Paul felt it was time to enlarge the scope of the walk to help people all around the world rediscover photography with constraints.



Join or host a "36" walk near you.

Joining a Walk
The walks registered by walk leaders will be available on this My Map https://goo.gl/zw7lyt

Host a Walk
If you wish to lead a walk anywhere in the world, you certainly may please complete this form to be included in the list and added to the My Map https://goo.gl/uaTb7S
Registered walks will be listed on this page along with the profile of the walk leader. You're free to promote your walk on any platform. Sharing the results to g+ and Google Maps where appropriate is encouraged but not mandatory.

This is a Local Guides Meetup. Local Guides, Powered by us.

Please note that there is no organisation behind this walk - it's just people like you.___Introducing The "36" Walk, Constrain. Compose. Click.

Thanks to the luxuries of digital photography, we have the ability to capture endless shots with the knowledge that we’ll only keep a few of them in the end. The 36 PhotoWalk by +Paul Pavlinovich is a unique challenge that urges you to think about considering composition and lighting before snapping a photo. You’ll share the thirty-six images you took and explain what compelled you to capture each still.

Sound interesting? Read on….

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2017-01-04 16:36:21 (199 comments; 170 reshares; 2,235 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Bob Danley

Hello Bob!, tell us a little bit about yourself

”Hello everybody :-) I love the adventure, discovery and the learning associated with wildlife. I share this with you by combining photographs and natural history notes...my “creations” will hopefully inspire you to connect to nature. “

Whats your favorite creation?

”One of my favorite creations was finding, photographing a Flame Skimmer (dragonfly post - https://goo.gl/D4A4yh) at a remote hot spring in southwestern Montana...it was a challenge. A wildfire had swept through the area several years ago and had left much downed timber (mature Ponderosa Pine) to clamber over/around. After much effort, I spied this dragonfly species on a fire-killed snag over the hot spring waters: fiery orange...how apropos :-)”

Bob’s Collections
Butterfl... more »

Meet Create Member +Bob Danley

Hello Bob!, tell us a little bit about yourself

”Hello everybody :-) I love the adventure, discovery and the learning associated with wildlife. I share this with you by combining photographs and natural history notes...my “creations” will hopefully inspire you to connect to nature. “

Whats your favorite creation?

”One of my favorite creations was finding, photographing a Flame Skimmer (dragonfly post - https://goo.gl/D4A4yh) at a remote hot spring in southwestern Montana...it was a challenge. A wildfire had swept through the area several years ago and had left much downed timber (mature Ponderosa Pine) to clamber over/around. After much effort, I spied this dragonfly species on a fire-killed snag over the hot spring waters: fiery orange...how apropos :-)”

Bob’s Collections

Butterflies Collection (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8dMqb) - A Collection showcasing some of the 725 species found north of Mexico.

Montana Wildflowers Collection (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4VvyY) - A Collection highlighting some of the 2,500 species of flowering plants in the Treasure State. ___

2016-12-29 21:35:12 (257 comments; 132 reshares; 1,066 +1s; )Open 

This Month On G+

December has been jam packed with cool things here on Google+. In an effort to keep you guys and gals informed on everything going on, at the end of each month we’ll recap the best of G+ in a Collection that you can check at your leisure.

Do you run a Community on G+? This Best Practices resource will help you grow and maintain a successful Community. (https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/PesDvDGeYEd)

If you’re still new to Collections or aren’t quite sure how to use them, we’ve put together a handy guide about getting started (https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/iUFjmiQ4mLg)

Share your accomplishments and wins by using the #ThatsAPlus hashtag. We’ve been featuring some of our favorites! (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/s/%23ThatsAPlus/top)

Since being featured G+, Create member +ClarissaSilva has... more »

This Month On G+

December has been jam packed with cool things here on Google+. In an effort to keep you guys and gals informed on everything going on, at the end of each month we’ll recap the best of G+ in a Collection that you can check at your leisure.

Do you run a Community on G+? This Best Practices resource will help you grow and maintain a successful Community. (https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/PesDvDGeYEd)

If you’re still new to Collections or aren’t quite sure how to use them, we’ve put together a handy guide about getting started (https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/iUFjmiQ4mLg)

Share your accomplishments and wins by using the #ThatsAPlus hashtag. We’ve been featuring some of our favorites! (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/s/%23ThatsAPlus/top)

Since being featured G+, Create member +Clarissa Silva has been quite busy: (https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/GQRf2Xwxpcy)

G+ Create member +Azlin Bloor recently released a cookbook with all proceeds going towards children in need (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/NmcvZtuJjJ5)___

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2016-12-26 16:05:29 (472 comments; 396 reshares; 3,207 +1s; )Open 

Share your holiday activities with us by using #HolidayPlus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year where we take a little time off from work, spend time with family, and maybe even open a gift or two. Whether its showing off your Christmas decorations or attending a New Years Eve celebration, you can easily share what you’re up to by using the #HolidayPlus hashtag.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you guys are up to over the rest of the holidays!

Share your holiday activities with us by using #HolidayPlus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year where we take a little time off from work, spend time with family, and maybe even open a gift or two. Whether its showing off your Christmas decorations or attending a New Years Eve celebration, you can easily share what you’re up to by using the #HolidayPlus hashtag.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you guys are up to over the rest of the holidays!___

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2016-12-22 16:19:00 (223 comments; 214 reshares; 2,414 +1s; )Open 

Foodies For A Cause

Google+ Create member +Azlin Bloor has released a cook book with all proceeds benefitting children in need. You can find more details on the book and the Action Against Hunger organization below!

Foodies+ Christmas Recipes from Around the World
All proceeds going to Action Against Hunger

This book is going to make the perfect Christmas present! Very handy for Thanksgiving too!

Action Against Hunger is a global organisation that aims to save the lives of malnourished children in over 40 countries. Help Foodies+ make a difference.

The book has almost 100 recipes from over a dozen contributors!
Available on Kindle on Amazon in your country.

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M5IPAIR
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5IPAIR
Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01M5IPAIR

Foodies+ on AHA:
https://my.actionagainsthunger.org/fundraise/team?ftid=96144

This is what you're getting:

Supporting Cast
Starters, Soups, Sides, Stuffing, Sauces and Gravies

The Main Performance
We’re not just talking turkey, baby!

La Dolce Vita
Because Life should always be sweet!

Time for a Tipple
Always Happy Hour somewhere, right?

Feeding a Crowd
Canapés and other party food for the planned and uninvited guests!

Gifts from the Kitchen
The way to anyone’s culinary heart!

Menu Suggestions

And Basic Recipes, because we pay attention to detail!

#FoodiesChristmasBook #christmasrecipes #seasonalrecipes #thanksgivingrecipes #linsfood #foodiesplus ___Foodies For A Cause

Google+ Create member +Azlin Bloor has released a cook book with all proceeds benefitting children in need. You can find more details on the book and the Action Against Hunger organization below!

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2016-12-20 22:33:30 (113 comments; 142 reshares; 1,826 +1s; )Open 

Congrats to Create Member +Virginia Poltrack for her ComputerWorld Feature!

From her distinctive Android Wear watchfaces to her work with Google's Women's Techmakers, Virginia is leaving her mark all across the internet. We're thrilled to have her in Google+ Create and can't wait to see what she does in 2017.



Congrats to Create Member +Virginia Poltrack for her ComputerWorld Feature!

From her distinctive Android Wear watchfaces to her work with Google's Women's Techmakers, Virginia is leaving her mark all across the internet. We're thrilled to have her in Google+ Create and can't wait to see what she does in 2017.

___

2016-12-20 18:35:05 (106 comments; 87 reshares; 1,098 +1s; )Open 

When you pour time, effort, and a little love into your Collection, it's just a matter of time before everyone takes note. +Tina Vesić is celebrating a milestone on her Collection 'Tina's Cooking' and we couldn't be prouder!

Use the hashtag #ThatsAPlus to share your accomplishments with the rest of G+, have fun!

Well, here we are, all 100 000 and more.
#ThatsAPlus  

This is a huge milestone for me, and this year has shown to me that hard work, dedication, and creativity actually do pay off, albeit disbelief of few.
Google+ is a very special place for me, and I cherish all the little and the monumental milestones I achieve.
Keep on being creative, people 😊😊😊
#tinascookings   #foodie  ___When you pour time, effort, and a little love into your Collection, it's just a matter of time before everyone takes note. +Tina Vesić is celebrating a milestone on her Collection 'Tina's Cooking' and we couldn't be prouder!

Use the hashtag #ThatsAPlus to share your accomplishments with the rest of G+, have fun!

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2016-12-15 18:57:26 (304 comments; 269 reshares; 2,357 +1s; )Open 

Best practices for Google+ Community owners

Looking to get some tips for running your G+ Community? Check out our new Best Practices guide for Community Managers, and learn how to grow a successful, thriving Community on Google+!

Interested in joining the group of experienced Community Managers in the Community Vanguards program? See if you have what it takes, and apply here: https://goo.gl/dyUNqB

Check out our Best Practices guide: https://goo.gl/4YW3wy

Best practices for Google+ Community owners

Looking to get some tips for running your G+ Community? Check out our new Best Practices guide for Community Managers, and learn how to grow a successful, thriving Community on Google+!

Interested in joining the group of experienced Community Managers in the Community Vanguards program? See if you have what it takes, and apply here: https://goo.gl/dyUNqB

Check out our Best Practices guide: https://goo.gl/4YW3wy___

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2016-12-14 16:39:25 (262 comments; 137 reshares; 2,369 +1s; )Open 

Google+'s birthday was a few months back, but we'd gladly accept this yummy looking cake regardless. Great job, +Food In 5 Minutes! 🎂

Merry Christmas In Advance
I was so excited to share this cake with my friends, so here is the surprise. It almost took me 7 hours to make this cake. Gosh it's very hard to make customize cake, but finally i made it yayyyy!!___Google+'s birthday was a few months back, but we'd gladly accept this yummy looking cake regardless. Great job, +Food In 5 Minutes! 🎂

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2016-12-13 23:02:28 (139 comments; 92 reshares; 1,686 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member and crafting extraordinaire +Maritza Keyes

Hello Martiza, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?

”I’m a DIY + Crafts blogger who’s obsessed with all things pretty, paper, and packaging.”

How did your passion for crafting form?

”I started blogging in 2004 which fueled my passion for making, curating and sharing tutorials through different social channels. I still operate a site over at http://maritzalisa.com "

What are your favorite Collections that you've created here on Google+?

_”DIY, Crafts, Inspiration (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109486918299396961452/collection/QYS9a) and

DIY Home (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109486918299396961452/collection/s5I9a)”_

Meet Create Member and crafting extraordinaire +Maritza Keyes

Hello Martiza, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?

”I’m a DIY + Crafts blogger who’s obsessed with all things pretty, paper, and packaging.”

How did your passion for crafting form?

”I started blogging in 2004 which fueled my passion for making, curating and sharing tutorials through different social channels. I still operate a site over at http://maritzalisa.com "

What are your favorite Collections that you've created here on Google+?

_”DIY, Crafts, Inspiration (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109486918299396961452/collection/QYS9a) and

DIY Home (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109486918299396961452/collection/s5I9a)”____

2016-12-12 16:21:52 (185 comments; 208 reshares; 2,170 +1s; )Open 

Discover the USA Southwest Travelers Community

Community Vanguards member +Geri Linda Metterle is a passionate traveler and amateur photographer that shares her work in the USA Southwest Travelers Community. She says, “I love to share not only my photographic work taken through my eyes, with my heart, with other people on the same wavelength, but also get inspired by them for new travel destinations.”

If you’re like Geri and cannot get enough of the American Southwest, check out her Community and share your adventures, stories, and photos with fellow travel enthusiasts! 

Discover the USA Southwest Travelers Community

Community Vanguards member +Geri Linda Metterle is a passionate traveler and amateur photographer that shares her work in the USA Southwest Travelers Community. She says, “I love to share not only my photographic work taken through my eyes, with my heart, with other people on the same wavelength, but also get inspired by them for new travel destinations.”

If you’re like Geri and cannot get enough of the American Southwest, check out her Community and share your adventures, stories, and photos with fellow travel enthusiasts! ___

2016-12-08 17:50:23 (270 comments; 166 reshares; 1,765 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Jade Phoenix

Hello Jade! What kind of work can users expect from you?

"Poetry, rhymes, short stories, upcoming novels and memoirs of personal development lessons life has given me... my vegan and fitness journeys and discoveries... these are some of the things I am passionate to share with you (separate Collections for each linked below)."

"I also love capturing photos that convey the feeling of a moment or take you inside a new experience. It is said that as iron sharpens iron... so does one true friend build, grow, and refine another; I believe in the importance of mindfully adding on to a quality life experience of those we interact with - embodying and sharing a message of love, wisdom, and reciprocity. I say that all friends were once strangers and I am the stranger who feels like an old friend; so let's build and... more »

Meet Create Member +Jade Phoenix

Hello Jade! What kind of work can users expect from you?

"Poetry, rhymes, short stories, upcoming novels and memoirs of personal development lessons life has given me... my vegan and fitness journeys and discoveries... these are some of the things I am passionate to share with you (separate Collections for each linked below)."

"I also love capturing photos that convey the feeling of a moment or take you inside a new experience. It is said that as iron sharpens iron... so does one true friend build, grow, and refine another; I believe in the importance of mindfully adding on to a quality life experience of those we interact with - embodying and sharing a message of love, wisdom, and reciprocity. I say that all friends were once strangers and I am the stranger who feels like an old friend; so let's build and grow together!"

A couple of my Collections:

Perspective -- all original photography, mostly iPhone6
https://plus.google.com/collection/UXPVu

Poetic Storyteller -- all original poetry, mostly introspective
https://plus.google.com/collection/E83Xu

Songs of the Caged Phoenix Paperback:
https://goo.gl/1W7BUV

Songs of the Caged Phoenix eBook:
https://goo.gl/4mmUb4

The Life - a Community I moderate, dedicated to collective contributions of quality content to enhance each other's everyday lives:
https://plus.google.com/communities/109997974914200198303""___

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2016-12-07 22:41:52 (202 comments; 109 reshares; 1,671 +1s; )Open 

Since being featured on Google+ for her awesome relationship blog, +Clarissa Silva has been name dropped in an article on VICE (https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/in-praise-of-back-burner-relationships) and will soon be publishing a piece on The Huffington Post. Congrats!

- Visit g.co/PlusCreate to learn about the benefits and see if Create is right for you. We are always accepting applications to join so apply when you are ready!
- If you don’t have Collections or want to improve yours, check out: https://plus.google.com/+SophieBonnetWorldExplorer/posts/SfwDgTNSgyz or visit our Collections Community where you will get support from our team and our Create members: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104797282868426074024.
- Or just sit back and lose yourself in the diverse Collections of Google+ (g.co/Collections).

Meet Create Member +Clarissa Silva

"I am a Behavioral Scientist and Researcher with 17 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. I am the author of a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog, http://yourejustadumbass.com, which aims to help people select and maintain healthy relationships, and avoid some difficult life lessons."

"I created this blog to share techniques that I developed to help people create relationship wellness in their lives. My research is collaborative and I use social media to conduct research on topics that impact relationships, self-esteem, and self-awareness."

"I examine topics such as, "Do you really need to love yourself first?" (https://plus.google.com/+ClarissaSilva/posts/9azCxSpPxmV) and I enjoy hearing the responses because it inspires me. In fact, one of my favorite articles was based on feedback from Google+ users (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ClarissaSilva/posts/JKmrKFnCLfP)"

"My style is honest and approachable and offers tangible solutions to every day relationship issues millennials and GenXers experience."

"Join me for live research, early peeks at new product developments, ask any burning relationship questions, or suggest future topics."___Since being featured on Google+ for her awesome relationship blog, +Clarissa Silva has been name dropped in an article on VICE (https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/in-praise-of-back-burner-relationships) and will soon be publishing a piece on The Huffington Post. Congrats!

- Visit g.co/PlusCreate to learn about the benefits and see if Create is right for you. We are always accepting applications to join so apply when you are ready!
- If you don’t have Collections or want to improve yours, check out: https://plus.google.com/+SophieBonnetWorldExplorer/posts/SfwDgTNSgyz or visit our Collections Community where you will get support from our team and our Create members: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104797282868426074024.
- Or just sit back and lose yourself in the diverse Collections of Google+ (g.co/Collections).

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2016-12-07 17:14:56 (154 comments; 128 reshares; 2,038 +1s; )Open 

#ThatsAPlus: +Marsha Leigh discusses digital scrapbooking via "MarshMentos" and experiencing gaining a following on her Collections

You can join in by making your own post sharing your 2016 accomplishments and using the hashtag #ThatsAPlus. We'll be featuring our favorite ones!

Because tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I thought it appropriate tonight to make a
#ThatsAPlus: Celebrating Your 2016 Accomplishments
post.

I decided to make this post inside a recent collection: MarshMentos
A bit of a silly title and yet a serious idea that I thought of for sharing my digital scrap-booking, with it's photography, along with journaling. I am excited to learn that I love documentary style photography.

In the day, when my daughter was little, life was the busiest with work and school. I scrap-booked via paper and printed photos in a craft-room that is now growing cobwebs in the corners. Someday perhaps I'll return there - but in the meantime I live my life online.

So what has happened on G+ for me this year? I have grown and flourished and met some amazing people. Here's my list.

1. ~This year marks my 3rd +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt. I have grown so much as a result of this community.
2. ~I substituted for #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills and led his daily themes for over a month. It was so much fun, and I met some lovely people many in the UK.
3. ~I took part in my 3rd mentorship program from the +G +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers in a class led by +Lauri Novak (How Do You See) I gained so much insight and had a great time interacting with people.
4.~ I think THE most fun thing that happened was when I posted my #googleween13 photo, it was re-shared by G+. the link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+googleplus/posts/be7vC1FtgqU?sfc=true
I would never have thought in a million years (or since the start of G+) I would ever have a photo get 2600 plusses! :D
5.~Lastly, since I have been working very hard to get noticed by the Create team, I have put lots of effort into making quality collections. I just noticed today that my Ocean/Beach in California collection had 2000 more followers than the others which is exciting to see the growth.
(That collection is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YJb7q)

I may be retired but I hope to keep growing as an artist. I'll always be a student - and I do like to lead and teach as well. My account name across the web really describes my heart:
~ born2create2~
I wish you all a very peaceful and happy Thanksgiving weekend.



___#ThatsAPlus: +Marsha Leigh discusses digital scrapbooking via "MarshMentos" and experiencing gaining a following on her Collections

You can join in by making your own post sharing your 2016 accomplishments and using the hashtag #ThatsAPlus. We'll be featuring our favorite ones!

2016-12-06 18:49:25 (132 comments; 81 reshares; 1,225 +1s; )Open 

Meet G+ Create's TV & Movie Connoisseur, +Michael Brown

Hello Michael, how did your passion for movies form?

"My dad used to take my brother and I to the movies almost every weekend. My brother was around 7 and I think I was 11yrs old. We would go around 12pm and buy one ticket for a movie but go movie hopping all evening to see all the movies that were out at the time. I think that's why I have such diverse tastes in film."

What's your favorite thing you've posted to G+?

"My greatest creation would have to be my "Movies & TV Reviews" Collection (https://plus.google.com/collection/4iH5e)

"An interesting story behind one of my pieces was when I posed the question "Could there be a Jane Bond?" (https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBrownII/posts/XZnz45DL9Qp)
... more »

Meet G+ Create's TV & Movie Connoisseur, +Michael Brown

Hello Michael, how did your passion for movies form?

"My dad used to take my brother and I to the movies almost every weekend. My brother was around 7 and I think I was 11yrs old. We would go around 12pm and buy one ticket for a movie but go movie hopping all evening to see all the movies that were out at the time. I think that's why I have such diverse tastes in film."

What's your favorite thing you've posted to G+?

"My greatest creation would have to be my "Movies & TV Reviews" Collection (https://plus.google.com/collection/4iH5e)

"An interesting story behind one of my pieces was when I posed the question "Could there be a Jane Bond?" (https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBrownII/posts/XZnz45DL9Qp)

"I really loved this piece because it provoked such a deep conversation about sexism in Hollywood and how such a ""manly"" film franchise could possibly break the mold. I would've loved if Sony Entertainment (the producers of the 007 franchise) took notice to my creation."___

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2016-12-05 17:55:18 (151 comments; 126 reshares; 1,855 +1s; )Open 

Discover the POETS Community

Community Vanguards members +Martha Magenta and +Arthur Turfa run POETS the Original, where members showcase their original poetry, art and music. All forms of poetry are welcome including free verse, structured poetry, image poems, lyric, spoken word, and Japanese short forms such as haiku.

"If you wish to improve your poetry writing, or learn to write haiku and related forms, we have experts ready to help you develop your talents. Google Collections of poetry are welcome, and you may share with us the work of your favourite famous poets. We feature a Poet of the Week spot, and daily Moderator Picks. Everyone is invited to take part in our weekly photo prompts which are great fun and inspire many excellent poems each week. A new section for collaborative poetry is just starting up. Everyone is welcome!"

Check Out POETS Here:... more »

Discover the POETS Community

Community Vanguards members +Martha Magenta and +Arthur Turfa run POETS the Original, where members showcase their original poetry, art and music. All forms of poetry are welcome including free verse, structured poetry, image poems, lyric, spoken word, and Japanese short forms such as haiku.

"If you wish to improve your poetry writing, or learn to write haiku and related forms, we have experts ready to help you develop your talents. Google Collections of poetry are welcome, and you may share with us the work of your favourite famous poets. We feature a Poet of the Week spot, and daily Moderator Picks. Everyone is invited to take part in our weekly photo prompts which are great fun and inspire many excellent poems each week. A new section for collaborative poetry is just starting up. Everyone is welcome!"

Check Out POETS Here: (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115643641182595311608)
___

2016-12-01 22:20:57 (222 comments; 127 reshares; 1,318 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Michel Reibel, Digital Strategist and Gastronomic Enthusiast

Hello Michel, Introduce yourself to Google+!

"Salut Google+ neighbors, I'm Michel and I live in Strasbourg, the capital of Europe."

"As a French "digital explorer", I study trends on the internet and develop digital strategies to help independent businesses thrive. Outside of work, I run a creative blog with my wife called Cuisine et Cigares."

What's your favorite recipe?

_"An Alsatian recipe of Green and White Asparagus Cream with a Morel Flan and edible Borage Flowers. You can find it on my site at" (http://www.cuisinetcigares.com/live-shows.html)_

Enjoy the following Collections from Michel

https://plus.google.com/collection/slaCU... more »

Meet Create Member +Michel Reibel, Digital Strategist and Gastronomic Enthusiast

Hello Michel, Introduce yourself to Google+!

"Salut Google+ neighbors, I'm Michel and I live in Strasbourg, the capital of Europe."

"As a French "digital explorer", I study trends on the internet and develop digital strategies to help independent businesses thrive. Outside of work, I run a creative blog with my wife called Cuisine et Cigares."

What's your favorite recipe?

_"An Alsatian recipe of Green and White Asparagus Cream with a Morel Flan and edible Borage Flowers. You can find it on my site at" (http://www.cuisinetcigares.com/live-shows.html)_

Enjoy the following Collections from Michel

https://plus.google.com/collection/slaCU
https://plus.google.com/collection/cxOCU
https://plus.google.com/collection/UBUqqB?e
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2016-11-30 21:22:43 (140 comments; 103 reshares; 1,392 +1s; )Open 

Inspiring Creativity on G+ with #Thatsaplus

Many photographers on Google+ use weekly words or phrases to come up with a photography theme for the week. This year, Create member +Andreas Bartels created an Android app that comes up with a theme for you!

He says he created it "to act as inspiration for my (and hopefully others) photography, based on my G+ experience with photo themes and with the help of some great people I met on G+. I've also used this app myself for the better part of the year already."

Check out the app on Andreas' post below, and get inspired!

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Share a post in a Collection or Community, and tell us what you’ve accomplished this year using the hashtag #Thatsaplus! We'll be sharing posts through the end of the year to highlight all your amazing accomplishments.

Google Play Early Access

If you have an Android app close to its release, you should definitely consider nominating it for the Early Access section on +Google Play (see last link in the article I'm sharing).

I just did with one of my apps a while ago, and not only was this app in fact added to the "Early Access" section available directly from the Apps main page (search for the one called Phoebus), it led to several hundred installs in just the last few days, some amount of valuable beta feedback - and even additional installs of my other apps available on Google Play.

BTW, this app of mine (http://phoebus.bocops.de) is one for photographers and especially "photo project/challenge" followers. I created it based on my experience with photo themes here on G+, and with the help of some people I've met here - so, #ThatsAPlus in more than just one way! :)___Inspiring Creativity on G+ with #Thatsaplus

Many photographers on Google+ use weekly words or phrases to come up with a photography theme for the week. This year, Create member +Andreas Bartels created an Android app that comes up with a theme for you!

He says he created it "to act as inspiration for my (and hopefully others) photography, based on my G+ experience with photo themes and with the help of some great people I met on G+. I've also used this app myself for the better part of the year already."

Check out the app on Andreas' post below, and get inspired!

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Share a post in a Collection or Community, and tell us what you’ve accomplished this year using the hashtag #Thatsaplus! We'll be sharing posts through the end of the year to highlight all your amazing accomplishments.

2016-11-29 19:37:59 (132 comments; 100 reshares; 1,184 +1s; )Open 

The journey of Black actors on American television

G+ Create members +Randy Resnick and +Michael Brown's Collection 'Diversity On U.S. Television' is a retrospective covering the last half-century of Black actors on American television.

On December 3rd at 12 Noon EST (6 PM CEST), Michael and Randy will present a live broadcast that looks back at American television from the 1950's to today on their YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/DiversityTV. They have observed and experienced this topic from two very different points of view and will discuss what these shows meant to them.


The journey of Black actors on American television

G+ Create members +Randy Resnick and +Michael Brown's Collection 'Diversity On U.S. Television' is a retrospective covering the last half-century of Black actors on American television.

On December 3rd at 12 Noon EST (6 PM CEST), Michael and Randy will present a live broadcast that looks back at American television from the 1950's to today on their YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/DiversityTV. They have observed and experienced this topic from two very different points of view and will discuss what these shows meant to them.
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2016-11-29 17:14:23 (124 comments; 86 reshares; 1,270 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Michael Hultquist

Hey Michael and Patty, introduce yourself to Google+

"We are Chili Pepper Madness, a food blog run by Mike and Patty Hultquist, your chilihead friends who love to cook and who enjoy good food. We enjoy all things bold and spicy, and follow those cravings into the kitchen. Our approach is easy, accessible and fun. Stop by the site for a visit."

How did you get started?

"We started this passion because Mike is, at heart, an insane chilihead and wants to share that passion with the world. He used his love for chili peppers and spicy food as a springboard into cooking, and he hasn’t stopped since. Cooking and food is such a huge world to explore!"

Meet Create Member +Michael Hultquist

Hey Michael and Patty, introduce yourself to Google+

"We are Chili Pepper Madness, a food blog run by Mike and Patty Hultquist, your chilihead friends who love to cook and who enjoy good food. We enjoy all things bold and spicy, and follow those cravings into the kitchen. Our approach is easy, accessible and fun. Stop by the site for a visit."

How did you get started?

"We started this passion because Mike is, at heart, an insane chilihead and wants to share that passion with the world. He used his love for chili peppers and spicy food as a springboard into cooking, and he hasn’t stopped since. Cooking and food is such a huge world to explore!"___

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2016-11-28 20:51:35 (150 comments; 116 reshares; 1,883 +1s; )Open 

Your awesome photos, now in more awesome places.

Beautiful photos for your computer and phone

From striking skylines to captivating vistas, talented photographers share beautiful, eye catching work on Google+ every day. To bring these photos to a wider audience, we’ve long showcased a selection of them on TVs and monitors around the world via Google Fiber and millions of Chromecast devices.

Now, we’re pleased to be able to make these beautiful photos by our members even more accessible by bringing them to your computers and phones. With our new Featured Photos screensaver for Mac (https://goo.gl/C791p4), you can display stunning, high-resolution photography from our Google+ members whenever your computer is inactive. If you have an Android device, you can use the Wallpapers app (https://goo.gl/hO1eLV) to display these same photos as background images on your home or lock screen. The photos are attributed to their photographers so it’s easy to find and follow the ones you like on Google+.

If you enjoy taking photos and would like to have yours considered, all you have to do is share them publicly on Google+ (if you don’t want to be considered, you can turn this option off in your Google+ settings). If you’re an avid photographer and want to increase your chance of being considered, we encourage you to join the Google+ Create program (https://goo.gl/nNBAZg). It’s a great opportunity to showcase your work globally.

___Your awesome photos, now in more awesome places.

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2016-11-28 17:17:07 (171 comments; 129 reshares; 2,050 +1s; )Open 

Discover the foodies+ Community

foodies+ is more than just another food Community. Consider it your corner bistro - a place to make new friends, get new recipes and challenge your creativity!

Community Vanguards members +nomad dimitri and +Azlin Bloor run this lively Community of talented chefs. Nomad Dimitri is a cook, traveler, gardener/at home in the world. Azlin Bloor is a chef and author who also runs the Delicious Southeast Asia food community (check out her Community post in this Collection from Nov 7)!

Join foodies+ to share your recipes and make some new acquaintances in the process!

https://plus.google.com/communities/114884141077604568395

Discover the foodies+ Community

foodies+ is more than just another food Community. Consider it your corner bistro - a place to make new friends, get new recipes and challenge your creativity!

Community Vanguards members +nomad dimitri and +Azlin Bloor run this lively Community of talented chefs. Nomad Dimitri is a cook, traveler, gardener/at home in the world. Azlin Bloor is a chef and author who also runs the Delicious Southeast Asia food community (check out her Community post in this Collection from Nov 7)!

Join foodies+ to share your recipes and make some new acquaintances in the process!

https://plus.google.com/communities/114884141077604568395___

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2016-11-24 14:28:54 (310 comments; 186 reshares; 1,998 +1s; )Open 

Happy Thanksgiving From Google+

The Google+ team would like to wish everyone in the United States a Happy Thanksgiving! May the odds be in your favor as you listen to the edgy political opinions of family members that you haven’t seen in ages. Have another helping of dinner and think of better times, just know we’re pulling for you to get through it.

Speaking of food and feasts, this week we concluded our Eat Your Way Across G+ Collection which was an eclectic virtual tour of cuisines from all around the globe. (https://plus.google.com/collection/MpmMnB)

Additionally, our Create A Better Earth Collection shed light on food sustainability and responsible consumption. (https://plus.google.com/collection/cz5DTB)

We’re truly thankful for all of the Google+ users who contributed to these Collections and invite you all to check them out for the first time(or a... more »

Happy Thanksgiving From Google+

The Google+ team would like to wish everyone in the United States a Happy Thanksgiving! May the odds be in your favor as you listen to the edgy political opinions of family members that you haven’t seen in ages. Have another helping of dinner and think of better times, just know we’re pulling for you to get through it.

Speaking of food and feasts, this week we concluded our Eat Your Way Across G+ Collection which was an eclectic virtual tour of cuisines from all around the globe. (https://plus.google.com/collection/MpmMnB)

Additionally, our Create A Better Earth Collection shed light on food sustainability and responsible consumption. (https://plus.google.com/collection/cz5DTB)

We’re truly thankful for all of the Google+ users who contributed to these Collections and invite you all to check them out for the first time (or again!)___

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2016-11-23 15:44:21 (226 comments; 160 reshares; 1,926 +1s; )Open 

#ThatsAPlus: +nomad dimitri seeks to steer social media culture towards positive models for social change.

Social media for social change

2016 was the year I decided to post videos on Google+ in order to find a way for ordinary people to share their stories using just the technology in their pocket.

My challenge was to do it democratically: with only a smartphone (that everyone has) and no further technical skills: no studio, no editing, no second takes, no preparation. If I could do it, anyone could do it.

The ultimate motivation is to stir social media culture towards positive models for social change. Example: can a video of 4 high school girls fighting family abuse ever become popular?

It has been a humbling experience but a fun challenge that I would never have attempted outside G+.
#ThatsAPlus

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Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://goo.gl/Ntn5q

#nomadimitritravel

___#ThatsAPlus: +nomad dimitri seeks to steer social media culture towards positive models for social change.

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2016-11-22 21:00:17 (333 comments; 300 reshares; 3,526 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +George Fletcher

"Hi, I'm George Fletcher and photography has become for me a right-brain outlet for my left-brain world (Internet Identity/Security). It rejuvenates my soul to spend time in, and capture God's beautiful creation. I love all forms of nature photography from scenic landscapes to macros of flowers (and frozen soap bubbles)."

How did you start your passion?

"My love for photography started when I was in 8th grade shooting with my Dad's Leica RangeFinder. I shot for a while with an SLR and moved to digital in 2001. However, it wasn't until 2006 (or so) that I really got serious about learning and growing my nature photography skills."

What is your favorite creation, and why?

"I always find it very difficult to pick a favorite creation so here is one of my... more »

Meet Create Member +George Fletcher

"Hi, I'm George Fletcher and photography has become for me a right-brain outlet for my left-brain world (Internet Identity/Security). It rejuvenates my soul to spend time in, and capture God's beautiful creation. I love all forms of nature photography from scenic landscapes to macros of flowers (and frozen soap bubbles)."

How did you start your passion?

"My love for photography started when I was in 8th grade shooting with my Dad's Leica RangeFinder. I shot for a while with an SLR and moved to digital in 2001. However, it wasn't until 2006 (or so) that I really got serious about learning and growing my nature photography skills."

What is your favorite creation, and why?

"I always find it very difficult to pick a favorite creation so here is one of my favorite images from this year (pictured below). The sunrise that morning at Niagra Falls was so beautiful and I love the soft colors of this image. Watching the sky change from darkness to brilliance is a privilege every time."

George's Collections:

Landscape: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YZpRb
Flowers: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/Qh77a___

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2016-11-22 16:27:22 (146 comments; 127 reshares; 2,032 +1s; )Open 

Pop Culture Food Art

Halloween, The Super Bowl, Comic Con, you name it! View this collection from The Pancake Art Rockstars (+Dancakes) themselves and learn how to turn any breakfast into a masterpiece.

Who or what would you like to see immortalized in pancake form next?

https://plus.google.com/+drdancake


Pop Culture Food Art

Halloween, The Super Bowl, Comic Con, you name it! View this collection from The Pancake Art Rockstars (+Dancakes) themselves and learn how to turn any breakfast into a masterpiece.

Who or what would you like to see immortalized in pancake form next?

https://plus.google.com/+drdancake
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2016-11-21 15:47:12 (124 comments; 121 reshares; 1,771 +1s; )Open 

Discover the Sepia & Monochrome Community

Community Vanguards members +Sonali Dalal and +Françoise Dhulesia, along with co-owner +Dr Puneet Aggarwal run this Community dedicated to lovers of monochromes.

According to Sonali, photography is a meditation..."monochrome photography brings out the soul of the photo. The details, textures , emotions can be best represented by monochrome photography."

Visit the Community to join this group of passionate photographers!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112474219424135010660

Discover the Sepia & Monochrome Community

Community Vanguards members +Sonali Dalal and +Françoise Dhulesia, along with co-owner +Dr Puneet Aggarwal run this Community dedicated to lovers of monochromes.

According to Sonali, photography is a meditation..."monochrome photography brings out the soul of the photo. The details, textures , emotions can be best represented by monochrome photography."

Visit the Community to join this group of passionate photographers!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112474219424135010660___

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2016-11-18 19:50:00 (259 comments; 145 reshares; 2,192 +1s; )Open 

As +annarita ruberto illustrates below, a crucial step on our quest to create a better Earth starts with nurturing and challenging the minds of our children.

We also suggest checking out Annarita's great Collection on planet Earth and environmental science: https://plus.google.com/collection/Qg93f

Creativity in Education

As a teacher I try to stimulate in every way the creativity of my students because this is an excellent tool for promoting learning and, at the same time, for making grow the personality of young persons.
Sometimes they aren't aware of their own abilities, therefore "nurturing" their creativity has also a basic purpose, namely "orienting" them towards their own talents, little or big that these can be.

I share a glimpse related to a class activity, just as an example.

Water,  Sun and plant cells are essential for life: a 11- year- old schoolgirl has no doubt.

The image below is a drawing from  my 11- year- old schoolgirl Camilla
She presented it in a class discussion, in which students had to indicate, trough a drawing, what they think is more important for life on our planet.
Camilla drew a simplified shape of plant cell, stating that in her opinion it's essential for life because, thanks to photosynthesis, it produces glucose and oxygen.

The Food Chain - she said- begins with this microscopic organic brick. The oxygen is essential for breathing of living beings, who use it in the mitochondria of their cells for the cellular respiration and to produce the energy necessary for cell life.
Water is essential because the tissues of living beings contain a lot of water.
The Sun is fundamental because it gives us energy and  activates photosynthesis. Water is also essential for photosynthesis.

We humans should protect the plants and not waste water. We should make better use of the Sun energy because it's an inexhaustible and non-polluting source.

At simplified level, I would say that the Camilla's speech is flawless.


#plant_cells #drawing   #thoughts #science #sciencesunday #scienceeveriday   #education   #learning #creativity   #education   ___As +annarita ruberto illustrates below, a crucial step on our quest to create a better Earth starts with nurturing and challenging the minds of our children.

We also suggest checking out Annarita's great Collection on planet Earth and environmental science: https://plus.google.com/collection/Qg93f

2016-11-18 15:17:51 (132 comments; 93 reshares; 968 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create India member +Nagalakshmi V

“I am an Indian living in Singapore who loves cooking, recipe creation, and general chit chat around food I make or eating out. I also travel a lot and my recipes are inspired by those trips, but usually with an Indian touch. If you love easy, fuss-free recipes meant for busy cooks, keep in touch!”

Check out her blog: https://goo.gl/lMClgL

You can view +Nagalakshmi V's Collection on Biryani Recipes below.

To know more about Create India Program (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GoogleIndia/posts/d8fwtbW9yhp), check out the website (plus.google.com/create), and apply If you are interested!

Meet Create India member +Nagalakshmi V

“I am an Indian living in Singapore who loves cooking, recipe creation, and general chit chat around food I make or eating out. I also travel a lot and my recipes are inspired by those trips, but usually with an Indian touch. If you love easy, fuss-free recipes meant for busy cooks, keep in touch!”

Check out her blog: https://goo.gl/lMClgL

You can view +Nagalakshmi V's Collection on Biryani Recipes below.

To know more about Create India Program (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GoogleIndia/posts/d8fwtbW9yhp), check out the website (plus.google.com/create), and apply If you are interested!___

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2016-11-17 21:01:23 (293 comments; 384 reshares; 4,312 +1s; )Open 

Deeper Than Images: Meet Create Member +Morten Ross

“I bring stories from nature, not just images. I share my experience of the amazing planet we live on, which has provided so much for free for so long. I also bring the identification of every species I post, and even the sounds of the birds, so that you too may enjoy even more than just a photo."

"I focus on and have a collection for birds, plants, landscapes and mammals, and here are two of them:"

Birds with sounds: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/k6BgVB

Plants: flowers, fruits & leaves: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kQqfVB

"For as long as I can remember I have felt at one with nature and as a child I could lose myself in the top of a tree, between layers of ice in a river in winter, in a hollow tree, or deep inside the forest. But onlyw... more »

Deeper Than Images: Meet Create Member +Morten Ross

“I bring stories from nature, not just images. I share my experience of the amazing planet we live on, which has provided so much for free for so long. I also bring the identification of every species I post, and even the sounds of the birds, so that you too may enjoy even more than just a photo."

"I focus on and have a collection for birds, plants, landscapes and mammals, and here are two of them:"

Birds with sounds: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/k6BgVB

Plants: flowers, fruits & leaves: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kQqfVB

"For as long as I can remember I have felt at one with nature and as a child I could lose myself in the top of a tree, between layers of ice in a river in winter, in a hollow tree, or deep inside the forest. But only with photography can I freeze some of these moments and share with others."

"One of my most recent amazing moments in nature is with a robin that followed me so closely in my garden that I had to use my macro lens to photograph it:"

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MortenRoss/posts/AEDGEpZPfCT”___

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2016-11-17 16:52:13 (159 comments; 112 reshares; 2,283 +1s; )Open 


Spice Up Your Day with Indian-Inspired Paleo Meals!

Check out Ashley Singh Thomas (aka +My Heart Beets) heart-healthy collection of gluten-free, paleo-friendly recipes that will help you eat as well as we did before fast food became the new norm! And don’t worry about sacrificing taste either. The best part of this collection is that these dishes have a unique Indian influence, so you can spice up your day with something new while still incorporating your favorite everyday ingredients (like beef and potatoes)!

https://plus.google.com/+Myheartbeets


Spice Up Your Day with Indian-Inspired Paleo Meals!

Check out Ashley Singh Thomas (aka +My Heart Beets) heart-healthy collection of gluten-free, paleo-friendly recipes that will help you eat as well as we did before fast food became the new norm! And don’t worry about sacrificing taste either. The best part of this collection is that these dishes have a unique Indian influence, so you can spice up your day with something new while still incorporating your favorite everyday ingredients (like beef and potatoes)!

https://plus.google.com/+Myheartbeets___

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2016-11-16 15:52:11 (163 comments; 152 reshares; 2,665 +1s; )Open 

It's been quite a year for the Street Photographers Community!

Community Vanguards member +teresa pilcher has accomplished a lot in the world of G+ Communities this year! Street Photographers is now one of the most successful Communities on Google+, and always has a new challenge for its members to keep things interesting. Way to go, Teresa!

Check out her #ThatsaPlus post for some inspiration, and even start a Community of your own!

It's been quite a year for our Street Photographers Community. #ThatsAPlus G+ is  Celebrating Your 2016 Accomplishments

In the past 12 months we have added 14 more moderators.
Together we have removed non street related post, eradicated all SPAM, NSFW and advertising from our community.
We have added 1 000 members each week and now have over 356 000 members.
We have introduced our TOP STREET Categories and +Top Street SPC PAGE.
We welcome all new members and promote the excellent work of our street photographers.
Tomorrow we are excited to announce a new Weekly Challenge, a TOP STREET Weekly Challenge Collection, also a more active critique category.
I'd like to thank our members and moderators from making this not only the biggest but also the best Street Photographer Community.
I am continually inspired by the images our members are posting here.
To avoid disappointment, please do take a moment to read through our guidelines before posting. In summary...

Use proper category for posts
Be respectful to other members
No off-topic posts
No adult content
No spam
No self-promotion
No duplicate content
No promotion of other communities
Add value to the group with relevant content and comments
If you violate community guidelines, your posts may be removed and you may be permanently banned

All feedback is most welcome, we would love to make this community even better. T


If you have your own success story just use the #ThatsAPlus    hashtag and check out the G+ collection here https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/TTvSkdoEPKr___It's been quite a year for the Street Photographers Community!

Community Vanguards member +teresa pilcher has accomplished a lot in the world of G+ Communities this year! Street Photographers is now one of the most successful Communities on Google+, and always has a new challenge for its members to keep things interesting. Way to go, Teresa!

Check out her #ThatsaPlus post for some inspiration, and even start a Community of your own!

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2016-11-15 19:03:01 (187 comments; 137 reshares; 2,782 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Chris Sutton

"I'm an amateur photographer with a passion for recording the beauty of the world around me. I started taking photographs in the 60s, and it quickly built to become both a passion and, for a period, a career. However, life moved on and I stopped taking photographs entirely for over 30 years, but in the last few years G+ has helped to reignite the passion, and the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers has given me the skills to bring that passion into the digital age of photography."

https://plus.google.com/collection/MKH0Z
https://plus.google.com/collection/wjZdEB

"My photographs range across all manner of genres but Flowers and Urban/Black and White photography are recurring themes, and I post regularly to most of my Collections, including the B&W Photography collection, Flowers, Billy the Westie,... more »

Meet Create Member +Chris Sutton

"I'm an amateur photographer with a passion for recording the beauty of the world around me. I started taking photographs in the 60s, and it quickly built to become both a passion and, for a period, a career. However, life moved on and I stopped taking photographs entirely for over 30 years, but in the last few years G+ has helped to reignite the passion, and the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers has given me the skills to bring that passion into the digital age of photography."

https://plus.google.com/collection/MKH0Z
https://plus.google.com/collection/wjZdEB

"My photographs range across all manner of genres but Flowers and Urban/Black and White photography are recurring themes, and I post regularly to most of my Collections, including the B&W Photography collection, Flowers, Billy the Westie, Landscape, and Urban Photography"
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2016-11-15 15:47:17 (90 comments; 67 reshares; 985 +1s; )Open 

Discover the Secret Ingredients Behind Your Favorite Treats!

Ever wonder why dropping Mentos in Coke fuels an explosive reaction? Or why that one coffee brew keeps you energized all day without needing an extra cup? Today, we’ve got you covered as we dive into all your unanswered food myths and explore what’s behind the chemistry that fuels our favorite reactions.

Visit the Food Science Collection below!


Discover the Secret Ingredients Behind Your Favorite Treats!

Ever wonder why dropping Mentos in Coke fuels an explosive reaction? Or why that one coffee brew keeps you energized all day without needing an extra cup? Today, we’ve got you covered as we dive into all your unanswered food myths and explore what’s behind the chemistry that fuels our favorite reactions.

Visit the Food Science Collection below!
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2016-11-14 23:09:16 (500 comments; 1,118 reshares; 3,648 +1s; )Open 

You Asked, We Listened: You can now drag & drop photos for easy posting on Google+.

Note: This feature is still rolling out to all users. Don't worry if you don't see it yet. You will soon!

Create Google+ posts via drag & drop

I'm delighted to say that by very popular demand, Google+ has added several new ways to start posts & add photos:

● Drag photo(s) into any stream to which you can post in order to start a new post with the photos attached
● Drag photo(s) into a post box to attach them
● Drag photo(s) into the image picker (inside of a post box) to attach them
● Drag a photo (singular) onto a comment to attach it to the comment

Give it a try & please let us know what you think.

Thanks,
J.

PS—I started this message by dragging in the attached animation. #WeMustGoDeeper!___You Asked, We Listened: You can now drag & drop photos for easy posting on Google+.

Note: This feature is still rolling out to all users. Don't worry if you don't see it yet. You will soon!

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