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Google Россия816,265*22 апреля в 19:00 (МСК) на странице +Google Россия пройдёт видеовстреча, посвящённая вопросам интеграции Google+ и YouTube.* Гиды форумов @100275833344620826400 и @100541073128408623254 расскажут о том, как эффективнее использовать оба сервиса вместе, создавать единый бренд для своего канала/страницы/профиля, как оформлять посты и события, общаться с аудиторией. Мы также затронем самые распространенные проблемы с использованием этих сервисов: привязка канала к страницам Google+, управление комментариями, получение персональных URL и не только. На ваши вопросы будут отвечать Ведущие Участники с форумов Google+ и #YouTube . Вопросы принимаются через приложение «Вопросы» (http://goo.gl/R8irn1) или в комментариях к мероприятию. Чтобы поучаствовать в видеовстрече, примите приглашение на это мероприятие и перейдите по ссылке на прямой эфир в указанное время. Полезные ссылки: Сообщество Поддержки Google+: g.co/GooglePlusRu; Форум Поддержки Google+: http://goo.gl/asTbP; Сообщество Авторов YouTube: http://goo.gl/XjO8uY; Форум Поддержки YouTube: http://goo.gl/oJ6yxR.   #HOA #YouTube #GooglePlusКак работают вместе Google+ и YouTube. Отвечаем на самые часто задаваемые вопросы!2015-04-22 18:00:00347  
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2017-08-16 19:43:02 (499 comments; 113 reshares; 642 +1s; )Open 

Find content and communities from all across Google+ with Discover

Big news today Google+! We’re rolling a brand new Discover stream to help you and new users find the absolutely best content our network has to offer. If you glance over at your left-hand navigation bar, you’ll notice a shiny ‘Discover’ tab waiting to be explored. Inside, you’ll find trending posts from curated sources in a new, denser format. Also inside are Featured Collections, Recommended Communities, and the previously announced Topics - which got a bit of a makeover as well, so be sure to check them out!

New and signed out users will land on Discover (previously ‘Featured Collections’) which puts content from a diverse set of sources front and center. We hope that this creates a better experience for new users that more readily communicates the awesome stuff G+ has to offer while providingexisting user... more »

Most reshares: 388

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2017-07-27 17:48:52 (413 comments; 388 reshares; 2,436 +1s; )Open 

Interested in Becoming a Google+ Beta Tester?

If you’re as passionate for Google+ as we are, apply to become a beta tester for our product. We’re looking for people who want to test out new features, as well as discuss with our product team and fellow beta testers how to make Google+ the place to share your interests. Want to know what it takes?

Here’s what we’re looking for:
● Active poster on Google+
● Motivated to learn more about Google+ and contribute to product discussion
● Eagerness to provide high level feedback on our product

If you’re interested in applying, fill out the application form. Thanks!

Apply Here: https://goo.gl/forms/c3HNP5ykFwQ6WUgZ2

Most plusones: 2959

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2017-08-01 20:12:52 (217 comments; 201 reshares; 2,959 +1s; )Open 

This Month On Google+: July Edition

Didn't have time to keep up with everything we posted in July? Here's your chance to catch up!

We unveiled updates to G+ search and interface - https://goo.gl/HVXWDh

Community activity view allows you to keep up with your favorite people within communities - https://goo.gl/SXZ3tE

Interested in provide feedback to make Google+ even better? Join our beta testers program - https://goo.gl/HgiBxT

Google+ users are sharing pics, videos, and commentary from their travels with the #MyTravelStory hashtag. Check them out!

G+ Create member Stephen Peel is cycling around the entire globe, follow his journey here https://goo.gl/nrXVzq

For mindblowing photography check out Trey Ratcliff's favorite travel photos: https://goo.gl/uCAigY

G+ lightbox... more »

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2017-08-22 19:46:03 (24 comments; 17 reshares; 612 +1s; )Open 

Collection Of The Week: +John Shrader's The Art Of The Line

Enjoy doodles, works in progress, and finished drawings from prolific artist John Shrader.

The Art Of The Line: https://plus.google.com/collection/09H4DB

Collection Of The Week: +John Shrader's The Art Of The Line

Enjoy doodles, works in progress, and finished drawings from prolific artist John Shrader.

The Art Of The Line: https://plus.google.com/collection/09H4DB

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2017-08-22 17:21:38 (60 comments; 20 reshares; 894 +1s; )Open 

Celebrate Ganesh Festival #GplusBappaMorya

This month, members of G+ Create India are celebrating the ten-day long Ganesh Festival. During this period, Indian streets are filled with beautiful handcrafted Ganesha idols, bright lights, and the echo of drum practices to celebrate the arrival of Lord Ganesha.

The elephant-headed idol with his little mouse carrier is a younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The celebration starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunar calendar Bhadrapada and lasts up to ten days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi.

During this time, Lord Ganesha is looked to for good fortune, wisdom, and removal of obstacles. People cook delicious food, pray together, and visit local pandals.

From 8/22 to 9/10, we'll be sharing select Ganesh Festival posts from G+ members.

Interested In Participating?
... more »

Celebrate Ganesh Festival #GplusBappaMorya

This month, members of G+ Create India are celebrating the ten-day long Ganesh Festival. During this period, Indian streets are filled with beautiful handcrafted Ganesha idols, bright lights, and the echo of drum practices to celebrate the arrival of Lord Ganesha.

The elephant-headed idol with his little mouse carrier is a younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The celebration starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunar calendar Bhadrapada and lasts up to ten days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi.

During this time, Lord Ganesha is looked to for good fortune, wisdom, and removal of obstacles. People cook delicious food, pray together, and visit local pandals.

From 8/22 to 9/10, we'll be sharing select Ganesh Festival posts from G+ members.

Interested In Participating?

Share your favorite photos, writings, places, decoration ideas or festive recipes for the Ganesh Festival with the hashtag #GplusBappaMorya

Keep creating!

(Photo Credit: +Siddhartha Joshi)___

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2017-08-21 19:41:19 (146 comments; 94 reshares; 907 +1s; )Open 

Solar Eclipse 2017: Totality in Oregon

North Americans, did you catch the eclipse today? Did it live up to the hype? How was the experience for you?

(video courtesy of +NASA)

Solar Eclipse 2017: Totality in Oregon

North Americans, did you catch the eclipse today? Did it live up to the hype? How was the experience for you?

(video courtesy of +NASA)___

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2017-08-21 16:07:50 (84 comments; 16 reshares; 854 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create member +Sabine Mey-Gordeyns

"Ever since I can remember I held a camera in my hands, I see the world in images, it felt natural since I was 8 years old. Today I am happy to be a travel journalist and I tell my stories in word, image and video across platforms like social networks, YouTube, books, on stage as speaker and in my own travel magazine in German.

I feel privileged to travel sometimes to remote wild places, I have a soft spot for the arctic north. I love snow, I love the indigenous Sami culture and I am obsessed by the soft pastel colors and blues created by the mixture of light and snow reflection, even if it feels sometimes like being stuck in a freezer when temperatures drop lower than -35 degrees Celsius.

In my collection “Arctic fascination of Lapland,” I share my experiences from Arctic Sweden and Arctic Norway. Join me andtak... more »

Meet Create member +Sabine Mey-Gordeyns

"Ever since I can remember I held a camera in my hands, I see the world in images, it felt natural since I was 8 years old. Today I am happy to be a travel journalist and I tell my stories in word, image and video across platforms like social networks, YouTube, books, on stage as speaker and in my own travel magazine in German.

I feel privileged to travel sometimes to remote wild places, I have a soft spot for the arctic north. I love snow, I love the indigenous Sami culture and I am obsessed by the soft pastel colors and blues created by the mixture of light and snow reflection, even if it feels sometimes like being stuck in a freezer when temperatures drop lower than -35 degrees Celsius.

In my collection “Arctic fascination of Lapland,” I share my experiences from Arctic Sweden and Arctic Norway. Join me and take a walk on the wild side!"

Sabine's Arctic fascination of Lapland collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/g3_7qB

Sabine's travel magazine: https://travelstories-reiseblog.com.

Find Sabine on Twitter: @SabinesTravels ___

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2017-08-19 18:35:45 (138 comments; 86 reshares; 2,064 +1s; )Open 

Happy #WorldPhotographyDay 📸

+Colby Brown​'s "Behind The Scenes" collection provides a peek at the stories and set-ups behind some of of the beautiful shots he's captured.

Behind the Lens || Hawaii's Waterfalls

It is getting hard not to want to stop and explore every waterfall I have come across here on the east coast of The Big Island. While some are fairly accessible, such as the 442ft Akaka Falls seen here, others have no road or path, requiring a dangerous and slippery jungle hike as you forge your own path down steep slopes.

Just after taking this shot, I turned the camera horizontal and took a vertical panorama comprising of 4 images. The result will easily eclipse 100mp because of the +Sony #a7r 's resolution. Got to love monster images like that ;)___Happy #WorldPhotographyDay 📸

+Colby Brown​'s "Behind The Scenes" collection provides a peek at the stories and set-ups behind some of of the beautiful shots he's captured.

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2017-08-17 18:32:48 (153 comments; 102 reshares; 1,399 +1s; )Open 

Snack time!

Great shot, +Chwee Hock Low

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If you have any suggestions for photography that should be included in our G+ Pics: The Top Picks collection, please drop a link in the comment section below

Proboscis Monkey
Excuse me! A Proboscis Monkey seems to say, while enjoying a fruit!

For: #hqspanimals for +HQSP Animals, #BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey___Snack time!

Great shot, +Chwee Hock Low

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If you have any suggestions for photography that should be included in our G+ Pics: The Top Picks collection, please drop a link in the comment section below

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2017-08-16 19:43:02 (499 comments; 113 reshares; 642 +1s; )Open 

A brand new discover stream on Google+

We're rolling out an exciting new feature that will help you find the coolest content on G+. Tell us what you think!

Find content and communities from all across Google+ with Discover

Big news today Google+! We’re rolling a brand new Discover stream to help you and new users find the absolutely best content our network has to offer. If you glance over at your left-hand navigation bar, you’ll notice a shiny ‘Discover’ tab waiting to be explored. Inside, you’ll find trending posts from curated sources in a new, denser format. Also inside are Featured Collections, Recommended Communities, and the previously announced Topics - which got a bit of a makeover as well, so be sure to check them out!

New and signed out users will land on Discover (previously ‘Featured Collections’) which puts content from a diverse set of sources front and center. We hope that this creates a better experience for new users that more readily communicates the awesome stuff G+ has to offer while providing existing users with a fun way to find and follow creators they haven’t yet, ahem, discovered.

To make way for Discover, you may have noticed we removed the Collections tab and the Events tab. Don’t worry! Collections and Events aren’t gone; they’ve just been moved. ‘Featured Collections’ have a new home within Discover and ‘Your / Followed Collections’ can be found by clicking on ‘Communities and Collections’ on your profile. Events can now be found in the overflow menu (three dots) on your profile when you can also find your Insights.

These changes will be live on web and iOS within the next day or so for all users. As always, please let us know what you think by replying to this thread or using the ‘Send Feedback’ option on web or in-app. Enjoy!___A brand new discover stream on Google+

We're rolling out an exciting new feature that will help you find the coolest content on G+. Tell us what you think!

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2017-08-16 17:54:38 (251 comments; 47 reshares; 1,582 +1s; )Open 

#MyTravelStory: Rome in greyscale

Great shot, +Tony Tulloch!!

You're Never Alone with Free Wi-Fi Access
I hope my subject threw at least two coins in the Trevi Fountain.
#MyTravelStory___#MyTravelStory: Rome in greyscale

Great shot, +Tony Tulloch!!

2017-08-15 19:25:02 (154 comments; 33 reshares; 406 +1s; )Open 

A classic look at India from +Rajesh Narayanan

As members of Google+ Create India celebrate India's independence day, this is a great time to check out Rajesh's collection of India history through retro photos. Enjoy! 🇮🇳

A classic look at India from +Rajesh Narayanan

As members of Google+ Create India celebrate India's independence day, this is a great time to check out Rajesh's collection of India history through retro photos. Enjoy! 🇮🇳___

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2017-08-15 17:29:37 (164 comments; 134 reshares; 1,573 +1s; )Open 

Collection Of The Week: 'Marine Life' by +The TerraMar Project

An ocean creature a day keeps the boredom away. Follow the Marine Life collection to learn about new and interesting aquatic animals that you may not have encountered before.

Below is the Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus), which often disguises itself as a poisonous fish to scare away potential predators.

Check out the rest of the collection here: https://plus.google.com/collection/kkH1Z

Collection Of The Week: 'Marine Life' by +The TerraMar Project

An ocean creature a day keeps the boredom away. Follow the Marine Life collection to learn about new and interesting aquatic animals that you may not have encountered before.

Below is the Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus), which often disguises itself as a poisonous fish to scare away potential predators.

Check out the rest of the collection here: https://plus.google.com/collection/kkH1Z___

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2017-08-14 17:42:34 (165 comments; 68 reshares; 960 +1s; )Open 

Explore 'Confused, passionate, wonderful humanity' with Create member +Gavino Idili

Gavino Idili is passionate photographer attracted to all aspects of life, particularly in capturing people's expressions through portrait photography.

After getting his first camera in 1967, Gavino's love of photography never stopped, and says each of his photographs have stayed with him because with each of them there "remains a kind of umbilical cord."

Follow Gavino's portrait collection: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QdgQQE

Explore 'Confused, passionate, wonderful humanity' with Create member +Gavino Idili

Gavino Idili is passionate photographer attracted to all aspects of life, particularly in capturing people's expressions through portrait photography.

After getting his first camera in 1967, Gavino's love of photography never stopped, and says each of his photographs have stayed with him because with each of them there "remains a kind of umbilical cord."

Follow Gavino's portrait collection: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QdgQQE___

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2017-08-11 20:30:16 (121 comments; 43 reshares; 689 +1s; )Open 

Guidelines for Sci-Fi with +Denise Baxter Yoder #WhatImReading

We're nearly at the midway point of #SciFiAugust, and Denise is offering up an informal review of one of her favorite page turners.

What are you reading this month? Tag your reviews and recommendations with #WhatImReading


#SciFiAugust created by +Jacob Dix
#whatimreading for the month of August (and beyond) is science fiction
Here's a quick review of one of my favorites.....

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
I'm so happy to have found this book by Charles Yu,...love the unpredictable story-line....the word play...the character development.....the fun ....enjoyed the way I laughed out loud and the way it touched my heart in surprising ways......I want to keep this physical copy on my beloved "This is a Page Turner" shelf so no download on this one....I have so many passages underlined , comments written, and pages dog eared because I want to remember the lines or share them...anyone else draw in their books?
Thought a splash of bright orange would catch your eye....if you like Science Fiction with humor and introspective twists ......give this a try!
( I deleted the first post and reposted this.....so if you see it twice today..you aren't imagining things..sorry for the error :-)___Guidelines for Sci-Fi with +Denise Baxter Yoder #WhatImReading

We're nearly at the midway point of #SciFiAugust, and Denise is offering up an informal review of one of her favorite page turners.

What are you reading this month? Tag your reviews and recommendations with #WhatImReading

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2017-08-10 17:57:52 (297 comments; 165 reshares; 2,351 +1s; )Open 

Be on the lookout for this week's amazingness, the Perseid Meteor Shower

+Corina Marinescu explains this stunning annual phenomenon below

More Info: https://www.space.com/32868-perseid-meteor-shower-guide.html

Night of the Perseids
This weekend, meteors will rain down near the peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Normally bright and colorful, the Perseid shower meteors are produced by dust swept up by planet Earth from the orbit of Comet Swift-Tuttle. They streak from a radiant in Perseus, above the horizon in clear predawn skies.

Despite interfering light from August's waning gibbous moon, this year's Perseids will still be enjoyable, especially if you can find yourself in an open space, away from city lights, and in good company. Frames used in this composite view capture bright Perseid meteors from the 2016 meteor shower set against a starry background along the Milky Way, with even the faint Andromeda Galaxy just above center. In the foreground, astronomers of all ages have gathered on a hill above the Slovakian village of Vrchtepla.

Image & info via APOD
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horálek

#space #naturalphenomena #perseids #nasa
___Be on the lookout for this week's amazingness, the Perseid Meteor Shower

+Corina Marinescu explains this stunning annual phenomenon below

More Info: https://www.space.com/32868-perseid-meteor-shower-guide.html

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2017-08-09 19:20:13 (69 comments; 45 reshares; 605 +1s; )Open 

An in depth look at the Jaisalmer Fort with +Siddhartha Joshi #MyTravelStory

Witness one of the largest fortified cities in the world through the lens of Siddhartha, who put together an excellent travel vlog. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/j60f_mCdilA

An in depth look at the Jaisalmer Fort with +Siddhartha Joshi #MyTravelStory

Witness one of the largest fortified cities in the world through the lens of Siddhartha, who put together an excellent travel vlog. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/j60f_mCdilA___

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2017-08-08 19:36:17 (207 comments; 232 reshares; 2,225 +1s; )Open 

Collection Of The Week: +Colin Sullender's Science Gifs

This collection combines cool science factoids with animated gifs, what's not to love? Colin has been maintaining this collection for two years so there's a fairly deep archive of posts to explore. Enjoy!

Explore Science Gifs: https://plus.google.com/collection/A2NSc

Collection Of The Week: +Colin Sullender's Science Gifs

This collection combines cool science factoids with animated gifs, what's not to love? Colin has been maintaining this collection for two years so there's a fairly deep archive of posts to explore. Enjoy!

Explore Science Gifs: https://plus.google.com/collection/A2NSc___

2017-08-07 17:11:04 (125 comments; 53 reshares; 504 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create member Julien Ballester

Julien Ballester (aka +Ballou34) is an amateur photographer who enjoys to tell stories with the help of his toys. Based in Paris, where he works as an engineer in aeronautics, he also travels the world with his backpack full of Lego mini-figures and other plastic friends. His inspiration comes from movies, books or his own imagination. After starting photographing Lego toys in his apartment, he now takes most of his pictures outdoor everywhere he can.

Follow Julien and his Collection to enjoy more his toy photography: https://plus.google.com/collection/gi6iBB

Meet Create member Julien Ballester

Julien Ballester (aka +Ballou34) is an amateur photographer who enjoys to tell stories with the help of his toys. Based in Paris, where he works as an engineer in aeronautics, he also travels the world with his backpack full of Lego mini-figures and other plastic friends. His inspiration comes from movies, books or his own imagination. After starting photographing Lego toys in his apartment, he now takes most of his pictures outdoor everywhere he can.

Follow Julien and his Collection to enjoy more his toy photography: https://plus.google.com/collection/gi6iBB
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2017-08-04 19:36:35 (145 comments; 50 reshares; 574 +1s; )Open 

The early days of spaceflight is on +Guido Bibra's summer reading list, what's on yours? #WhatImReading

Google+ wants to know #WhatImReading - and it occured to me that I rarely write about books online even though I'm constantly reading at least two in parallel and my home is literally filled with them! So, this is an overview and maybe the start of something regular... and remember that you can join in too with the hashtag #WhatImReading and maybe you'll get featured on the +Google+ page!

The last couple of weeks had me firmly in the grip of non-fiction - since Space Exploration is one of my favourite topics, I always try to read something about it. Recently I finished re-reading Amy Shira Teitel's first book Breaking the Chains of Gravity about the early days of spaceflight before NASA was founded. Before that, I finally finished Nancy Atkinson's Incredible Stories from Space, an amazing book about current uncrewed space missions like New Horizons, Hubble, Cassini and others. I also still try to go through the almost 700 page long This New Ocean - A History of Project Mercury, which is incredibly detailed, but sometimes a bit dry and technical - although it’s worth reading for its unique perspective because it was written in 1966 before the moon landing happened. (It’s also available for free here from NASA: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19670005605).

I’m also currently reading Simon Garfield's To The Letter, a fascinating book about the art and history of letter writing. Previously I've also read Garfield's other books called Timekeepers (about clocks and watches), Just my Type (about the typography) and On the Map (about the art and history of mapmaking), all utterly fascinating page-turners I can only highly recommend. Garfield is covering such different topics, yet his research is amazingly detailed and always on the spot.

Another book I'm reading right now is the German language Rasende Reporter, a huge coffee-table tome about the history of photojournalism mostly in Austria. It's a bit slow reading not because it's not interesting, but because the book is really very heavy! I usually prefer ebooks these days for anything that has mostly text, but with all the photos and reproductions in this one, it's worthy an exception.

So, that's all for the moment at least, maybe I'll write some more about my favourite books soon. I'll also expand this article and turn it into a proper blog post soon!___The early days of spaceflight is on +Guido Bibra's summer reading list, what's on yours? #WhatImReading

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2017-08-03 19:20:07 (147 comments; 90 reshares; 1,362 +1s; )Open 

Hiking in Scotland with +Darren Huski #MyTravelStory

The Highlands of Scotland- #MyTravelStory

Two weeks of camping solo in the Scottish Highlands in November where it rained every day. Some might call it crazy, I call it fun!

Most people seem to want warm beaches and clear skies for their travels and vacations. I seek out the other side and look for lonely wild places in the cold.

To that end, I planned a trip for the late fall of 2016 to travel to Scotland to camp, explore and photograph the Highlands. I knew it would be windy, rainy, and many places would already be shut for the season. The temps would likely never get above 45 degrees F. I decided to camp and thought it sounded like a great adventure. My family and friends thought I was crazy. Not a single person wanted to go with me. Undeterred, I went alone and got my first stamp in my passport.

Being a landscape and nightscape photographer, I wanted to see the wild and lonely landscape of the NW Highlands. Cites, nightlife, etc are nothing that really interest me, so I bypassed them and spent two weeks exploring just four areas: The Isle of Skye, Torridon, Assynt, and Glencoe. I hoped have around three days in each area would give me time to explore and photograph them.

I rented a car and headed north. It is an eerie feeling the first time you get in a right hand drive car like they use in the UK and drive on the left hand side of the road. Having a manual transmission makes it even funner since you are shifting with your left hand. I kept saying "stay left" to myself and after a few minutes got along fine.

In the Highlands I would set up camp with my little one man tent and then go out to explore an area. I was hoping for epic sunrises, nights with the Milky Way and aurora shining, and great light. I saw the stars once in two weeks. It rained every day. It was windy.

I loved it!

I hiked in the lonely mountain country of Torridon. I was out photographing the ruins of a haunted in castle in the rain, at night on Halloween. I stood by a waterfall in Glencoe watching a sunrise. I ate porridge for breakfast every day. It was everything I hoped for in a trip.

This image is a prime example of Scotland. Wind, rain and light on the Quairiang. I was up and out early getting to this spot in the rain and 40 mph wind. There was nothing that looked like a sunrise happening. I started hiking in wind and rain when suddenly the clouds parted and this amazing light swept over the land. For just a few minutes the Quairaing was lit by amazing light. Then just as quickly as it started, it ended. The clouds closed back up and it was windy and rainy the rest of the day.

This was very typical of the days there. It was two weeks I will never forget and in fact I am already planning my return trip. Next time in February when the days will be shorter, it will be colder, and there will be snow on the peaks.

If you want to see more images and longer stories of my trip to the Highlands check out my blog:

http://wildernessphotographer.blogspot.com/search/label/Highlands

or my website galleries:

http://www.wildernessphotographer.net/Galleries/Scotland/


Image taken with my Sony A7R and Zeiss Loxia 21mm lens

#wildernessphotographer #scotland #highlands #mytravelstory #travel #sonya7r #loxia #landscape #landscapephotography #scenic #scenicphotography
___Hiking in Scotland with +Darren Huski #MyTravelStory

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2017-08-02 19:40:21 (194 comments; 123 reshares; 1,268 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Collection of the week: +Eric Quigley's Illustration

With August being Sci-Fi month, its only fitting to share the work of Eric Quigley. Eric is a freelance illustrator who specializes in fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

View the collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/0h9A_

Also, check out the #SciFiAugust hashtag throughout the month!

Google+ Collection of the week: +Eric Quigley's Illustration

With August being Sci-Fi month, its only fitting to share the work of Eric Quigley. Eric is a freelance illustrator who specializes in fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

View the collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/0h9A_

Also, check out the #SciFiAugust hashtag throughout the month!___

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2017-08-01 20:12:52 (217 comments; 201 reshares; 2,959 +1s; )Open 

This Month On Google+: July Edition

Didn't have time to keep up with everything we posted in July? Here's your chance to catch up!

We unveiled updates to G+ search and interface - https://goo.gl/HVXWDh

Community activity view allows you to keep up with your favorite people within communities - https://goo.gl/SXZ3tE

Interested in provide feedback to make Google+ even better? Join our beta testers program - https://goo.gl/HgiBxT

Google+ users are sharing pics, videos, and commentary from their travels with the #MyTravelStory hashtag. Check them out!

G+ Create member Stephen Peel is cycling around the entire globe, follow his journey here https://goo.gl/nrXVzq

For mindblowing photography check out Trey Ratcliff's favorite travel photos: https://goo.gl/uCAigY

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This Month On Google+: July Edition

Didn't have time to keep up with everything we posted in July? Here's your chance to catch up!

We unveiled updates to G+ search and interface - https://goo.gl/HVXWDh

Community activity view allows you to keep up with your favorite people within communities - https://goo.gl/SXZ3tE

Interested in provide feedback to make Google+ even better? Join our beta testers program - https://goo.gl/HgiBxT

Google+ users are sharing pics, videos, and commentary from their travels with the #MyTravelStory hashtag. Check them out!

G+ Create member Stephen Peel is cycling around the entire globe, follow his journey here https://goo.gl/nrXVzq

For mindblowing photography check out Trey Ratcliff's favorite travel photos: https://goo.gl/uCAigY

G+ lightbox on the web now supports Photo Sphere https://goo.gl/GfDAwZ
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(Photograph courtesy of +Mike Fennell. Check out his Nature Photography collection https://goo.gl/ZUHcfk)___

2017-08-01 17:49:07 (99 comments; 38 reshares; 442 +1s; )Open 

August is Sci-Fi month!

To observe Sci-Fi month, G+ Create member +Jacob Dix is curating the Sci-Fi August 2017 collection, which will compile sci-fi artwork, photography, discussion, news, and much more.

Use the #SciFiAugust hashtag if you want your Sci-Fi posts possibly included in this collection.

August is Sci-Fi month!

To observe Sci-Fi month, G+ Create member +Jacob Dix is curating the Sci-Fi August 2017 collection, which will compile sci-fi artwork, photography, discussion, news, and much more.

Use the #SciFiAugust hashtag if you want your Sci-Fi posts possibly included in this collection.
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2017-08-01 01:10:38 (187 comments; 76 reshares; 683 +1s; )Open 

New search and improved interface on G+

Find out what's new on Google+ below and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

New Search Features & Feel

Today, we’re rolling out a bevy of improvements to G+ Search — most visibly, you’ll find that typing into the search bar no longer interrupts your search attempts by taking you to Explore. That means that your results get to you that much faster!

That’s not all…
• A new, tabbed interface will make it easier for you to find the exact type of content that you’re looking for.
• In the posts tab, you can filter based on the post author. Finally, you can look back at your many years of G+ posting without being distracted by everyone else’s Neko Atsume updates!
• Popular Topics are now displayed in the search bar dropdown.

As always, let us know what you think and we hope you enjoy!
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Find out what's new on Google+ below and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

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2017-07-31 23:30:54 (201 comments; 76 reshares; 1,077 +1s; )Open 

What are you Reading?

For the month of August, we want to know what you’re reading and what’s on your list to read! If you’re a writer yourself, what are you working on? Where do you get your inspiration from? Tell us in a public post using the hashtag #whatimreading, and check back to see some of our favorite recommendations that we share.

Happy reading!

What are you Reading?

For the month of August, we want to know what you’re reading and what’s on your list to read! If you’re a writer yourself, what are you working on? Where do you get your inspiration from? Tell us in a public post using the hashtag #whatimreading, and check back to see some of our favorite recommendations that we share.

Happy reading!___

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2017-07-31 21:24:30 (119 comments; 98 reshares; 1,422 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Heidi Anne Morris

Hi Heidi! How did you start pursuing your passion?

"As a child, I was gifted a Kodak Instamatic camera in 1979. A few short years later I was given the best present I ever got, my Border Collie dog called Timmy. These two things, cameras and dogs, have been married in my life ever since. Several thousands of dog photographs later brings me to the present day, where they still bring me more enjoyment and more joy than I could ever have imagined."

Tell us about your favorite creation.

"My favourite place to post on Google Plus has to be my Dog Encounters collection. I am very grateful to Google Plus for enabling me to share my passion for dogs, I also appreciate being able to meet so many like minded people here on G+, who clearly love their dogs too."

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Meet Create Member +Heidi Anne Morris

Hi Heidi! How did you start pursuing your passion?

"As a child, I was gifted a Kodak Instamatic camera in 1979. A few short years later I was given the best present I ever got, my Border Collie dog called Timmy. These two things, cameras and dogs, have been married in my life ever since. Several thousands of dog photographs later brings me to the present day, where they still bring me more enjoyment and more joy than I could ever have imagined."

Tell us about your favorite creation.

"My favourite place to post on Google Plus has to be my Dog Encounters collection. I am very grateful to Google Plus for enabling me to share my passion for dogs, I also appreciate being able to meet so many like minded people here on G+, who clearly love their dogs too."

A few times throughout the year I host a Google Plus event named #dogweekend. It has been very popular with fellow dog lovers for a few years now and always turns into a great get together. The G+ community of dog lovers amaze and delight me, each time we gather together people from all over the world take part, sharing their own dog photographs and stories about their dogs.

Heidi's collections: https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/collection/cPlrgB

You can also find Heidi on Redbubble: www.redbubble.com/people/heidiannemorris___

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2017-07-27 20:13:13 (168 comments; 57 reshares; 626 +1s; )Open 

Community Member Activity View

Have you ever come across an insightful or interesting comment in a G+ Community and wanted to see more from the author? With community member activity view, you'll be able to quickly access what they've shared to the community.

Community Member Activity View

We're rolling out a new Communities feature that allows owners, moderators, and members to view the posts from any community member.

You can access the Member Activity View via a post's three-dot menu (by selecting, for example, "View Carole McKay's activity") or via a member's hovercard (by selecting "View community activity").___Community Member Activity View

Have you ever come across an insightful or interesting comment in a G+ Community and wanted to see more from the author? With community member activity view, you'll be able to quickly access what they've shared to the community.

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2017-07-27 17:48:52 (413 comments; 388 reshares; 2,436 +1s; )Open 

Interested in Becoming a Google+ Beta Tester?

If you’re as passionate for Google+ as we are, apply to become a beta tester for our product. We’re looking for people who want to test out new features, as well as discuss with our product team and fellow beta testers how to make Google+ the place to share your interests. Want to know what it takes?

Here’s what we’re looking for:
● Active poster on Google+
● Motivated to learn more about Google+ and contribute to product discussion
● Eagerness to provide high level feedback on our product

If you’re interested in applying, fill out the application form. Thanks!

Apply Here: https://goo.gl/forms/c3HNP5ykFwQ6WUgZ2

Interested in Becoming a Google+ Beta Tester?

If you’re as passionate for Google+ as we are, apply to become a beta tester for our product. We’re looking for people who want to test out new features, as well as discuss with our product team and fellow beta testers how to make Google+ the place to share your interests. Want to know what it takes?

Here’s what we’re looking for:
● Active poster on Google+
● Motivated to learn more about Google+ and contribute to product discussion
● Eagerness to provide high level feedback on our product

If you’re interested in applying, fill out the application form. Thanks!

Apply Here: https://goo.gl/forms/c3HNP5ykFwQ6WUgZ2___

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2017-07-26 16:54:51 (289 comments; 275 reshares; 2,808 +1s; )Open 

+David Shield captures breathtaking views of Hunt's Mesa and Cathedral Rock.

Be sure to stop by his profile and check out the rest of the adventures.

I was able to take a break last week and go on a couple of sunset shoots on Oak Creek. On this second trip, I decided to cross the creek and photograph sunset at Red Rock Crossing. Even though there were wind gusts throughout the evening, I had already envisioned shooting long exposures during sunset, at this spot. I feel that long exposure photography in this area further enhances the feeling of peace and tranquility, which is something Sedona is very well known for.

#sunset #southwest #longexposure #arizona +Landscape Photography Community +Margaret Tompkins +AJ Lim +Krzysztof Felczak +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +HQSP Landscape +HQSP Promotion +BTP Landscape Pro +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +World Best Top Photographer Association___+David Shield captures breathtaking views of Hunt's Mesa and Cathedral Rock.

Be sure to stop by his profile and check out the rest of the adventures.

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2017-07-25 18:10:27 (106 comments; 46 reshares; 1,117 +1s; )Open 

#MyTravelStory: +Kevin Wenning explores the Sahara Desert

"the sun goes down extremely quickly and it goes pitch black in minutes"

The dunes of the Sahara desert at sunset for #sunsetfriday. Fun fact - that sun goes down extremely quickly and it goes pitch black in minutes. Oh, and also really really cold. La de dah, I'm going to wander away from camp for some sunset photos without a light or a coat. Good for gathering photos, bad for making it back to the tent in time for dinner.

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www.IntentionallyLost.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevinwenning/
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My Collections:
Lost in Nature - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/cZnjDB
International People - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/Mwzvl
Further Lost - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4Chsl
Worldwide Butter - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/w3CoDB
This Land is Your Land - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/w3CoDB
World at Night - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/EoKk6
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#promotephotography #breakfastartclub #showyourbestwork #naturephotography #naturelovers #naturephotos #mytravelstory #IntentionallyLost
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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin
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#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

___#MyTravelStory: +Kevin Wenning explores the Sahara Desert

"the sun goes down extremely quickly and it goes pitch black in minutes"

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2017-07-24 19:58:04 (85 comments; 53 reshares; 680 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +nomad dimitri

"They say ""a rolling stone gathers no moss"": perhaps this is why I keep traveling, learning, re-inventing. I am attracted to the idea of the cosmopolitan nomad: moving through the world with an open mind, always at home, but always with a bit of itchy feet. Everything I create refers to these themes.

My friends always asked me to share my adventures - at some point I decided to enlarge the circle and share through social media. I have a soft spot for things that make me emotional, like the first day of travel to a place I have never visited before:"

Follow Nomad Dimitri's Daily Adventures in one of his Collections: https://goo.gl/kMLzqL

Also, stay up to date on his travels on his YouTube page: https://youtu.be/E3SgHKQq9oY

Meet Create Member +nomad dimitri

"They say ""a rolling stone gathers no moss"": perhaps this is why I keep traveling, learning, re-inventing. I am attracted to the idea of the cosmopolitan nomad: moving through the world with an open mind, always at home, but always with a bit of itchy feet. Everything I create refers to these themes.

My friends always asked me to share my adventures - at some point I decided to enlarge the circle and share through social media. I have a soft spot for things that make me emotional, like the first day of travel to a place I have never visited before:"

Follow Nomad Dimitri's Daily Adventures in one of his Collections: https://goo.gl/kMLzqL

Also, stay up to date on his travels on his YouTube page: https://youtu.be/E3SgHKQq9oY___

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2017-07-21 21:55:55 (272 comments; 119 reshares; 2,193 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise at 18,000 feet from Nangar Tshang

Amazing shot, +Mike Fennell!

Chokung Valley - Nepal

This valley became my favorite place in the Himalayas. It was off the beaten track and I was able to enjoy serene scenes and quiet hikes. This was taken during sunrise on top of Nangar Tshang - 18,425 ft in elevation. Nepal will blow your mind!

May 20, 2017
Nikon D800 Nikkor 20 f/1.8
ISO 200 1/400 sec at f/10

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin

#naturephotography #travelphotography #nepal #himalayas #trekking #amadablam #chokung #mountains #alpine #peaks #sunrise___Sunrise at 18,000 feet from Nangar Tshang

Amazing shot, +Mike Fennell!

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2017-07-20 18:20:22 (226 comments; 125 reshares; 1,855 +1s; )Open 

#MyTravelStory: Futuristic libraries in Korea with +ThegreatSpots KangChrisKorea

Reading has never looked so good
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Use the hashtag #MyTravelStory to share your own posts and Collections. More info here! https://goo.gl/CUXUQA

별마당, Starfield
Where is here? Yes, Starfield is here. I was passing by here on the way to the Korean restaurant for dinner. More people comes in this library thesedays. It makes me feel that I am at starship not just library. When you come to Korea, come here and enjoy some Korean books in free of charge. I can say this spot is one of your Must-Visit place in Seoul.

Photo @starfield library, COEX, Seoul
July 2017

#starfield in coex #mytravelstory in Korea
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Reading has never looked so good
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Use the hashtag #MyTravelStory to share your own posts and Collections. More info here! https://goo.gl/CUXUQA

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2017-07-19 20:51:58 (244 comments; 187 reshares; 2,109 +1s; )Open 

#MyTravelStory: +Will Tan travels to Plaza de España – Seville, Spain

"Those who have seen the Star Wars prequel ‘Attack of the Clones’ may find the curved exterior corridors of the plaza familiar – they were used as a backdrop for a scene taking place in Theed, a city on the planet Naboo."

Catch more in Will's travel Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/4fU8gB

And his personal blog: http://www.wtjournal.com/plaza-de-espana-seville-spain/

#MyTravelStory: +Will Tan travels to Plaza de España – Seville, Spain

"Those who have seen the Star Wars prequel ‘Attack of the Clones’ may find the curved exterior corridors of the plaza familiar – they were used as a backdrop for a scene taking place in Theed, a city on the planet Naboo."

Catch more in Will's travel Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/4fU8gB

And his personal blog: http://www.wtjournal.com/plaza-de-espana-seville-spain/___

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2017-07-19 19:28:44 (119 comments; 152 reshares; 1,310 +1s; )Open 

See recipes come to life from start to finish in the 'Food Making Gifs' Collection

If reading instructions is a little too old school for you, this Collection from +Yahiya Mv captures the entire process in gif form (seemingly the preferred method of communication in 2017). The gif below shares the secret of making fried ice cream.

Visit the Food Making Gifs Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/0czGx

Cinnamon Toast Fried Ice cream

Ingredient

- 1.5 qts vanilla ice cream
- 5.3 oz ferrero rocher chocolates
- 20 oz cinnamon toast crunch cereal
- 4 eggs
- 6 cups vegetable oil

Directions
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
Scoop 2 ice cream balls and place the chocolate in the center and cover with another scoop of ice cream.
Pick up the plastic wrap and twist to form a ball. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
Roll the ice cream balls in toast crunch crumbles and double coat with whisked eggs and crumbles; Freeze for an hour.
Heat oil 375F and deep fry ice cream for 30 seconds.
Drizzle chocolate syrup, whip cream on top and crushed nut.
Serve immediately! Enjoy!
via: https://goo.gl/vdwUKh___See recipes come to life from start to finish in the 'Food Making Gifs' Collection

If reading instructions is a little too old school for you, this Collection from +Yahiya Mv captures the entire process in gif form (seemingly the preferred method of communication in 2017). The gif below shares the secret of making fried ice cream.

Visit the Food Making Gifs Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/0czGx

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2017-07-18 22:19:43 (152 comments; 119 reshares; 1,526 +1s; )Open 

#MyTravelStory: +Rosie Nixon embarks from the United Kingdom and shares her experience in the American South

#mytravelstory As a child I'd always wanted to visit America. I grew up around TV series such as The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. While reading material was from the likes of the adventures of Tom Sawyer. Inevitably I'd etched certain scenes in my mind of what rural America might just be like.

Well fast forward many, MANY years and I found myself in the quintessential South. My very first visit to America.

There were homes in plantation and low country styles in all sizes. Some made from wood and painted in various shades while others were of brick and stone. Windows with decorative shutters, porches with patriotic flags, white picket fences and rocking chairs on the veranda. While gardens seemed to stretch into the surrounding landscape without anything really marking their boundaries. Oh the southern character just oozed from these homes. I loved it.

Yes this was 'the rural america' I'd always imagined. Only I didn't expect the landscape to be so green and lush.

Fireflies illuminated the trees and flickered across the blades of grass in the evenings. While the noise at night time at Lake Greenwood was deafening with the sound of crickets, bull frogs, tree frogs and dear knows what else ...a wildlife symphony extraordinaire!

Driving on the right hand side of the road was an experience even when sitting in the passenger seat especially coming to left turns. In the UK we have to stop at a red light even if there's no one at the junction ... you don't in South Carolina! Never mind losing count as we past church after church after church ...we were after all in bible belt land! And it sure was blowin' up a storm as we experienced Tropical Storm Cindy too. Now I understand why American roads have such large drains! We don't get rain like that!

Sometimes living in Scotland the only difference between summer and winter is that we cut the grass in summer! So getting accustomed to the heat and humidity was something else... I never got accustomed to it and neither did my hair. An air conditioning unit became my essential friend and when I thought it was too warm indoors ... I went outside to remind myself of how cool it actually was indoors. You don't wind down car windows to let some cool air in unlike here in Scotland!

Food especially for breakfast ... everything was flavoured. I just wanted good ole plain porridge oats for my mine but to no avail. Biscuits and gravy was also a taste experience though not very good for my arteries! Tennessee whiskey sure clears the airways and root beer didn't taste like what I'd expected it to taste like. I never took up the opportunity of drinking sweet tea. But the mustard BBQ sauce and pulled pork ... utterly delicious ...the more mustard the better! Grits ... hmmm not so sure about those!

The Southern hospitality was superb. We were made so welcome no matter where we went. Our accents could be picked out while eating out and it wasn't unusual for a total stranger from a nearby table to enter into one of our conversations. It was as if they'd known us all our lives.

I didn't bring my DSLR to America ... I couldn't risk a change in homeland policy and end up having to place it in the hold going home again. In a way I'm glad that I saw my first visit with my own eyes rather than from a camera viewfinder...though took some snaps on my phone. But truth be told ...every time I passed that huge Fujifilm Headquarters a little part of me just wished I'd taken it with me!

Well I declare next time it's coming with me! <eek> and yes sir and ma'am even while still jet lagged we were already making plans for the next trip. Next time it's via Dublin rather than Heathrow!

Photo taken of a lovely home in Due West, Abbeyville County on Sunday 25th June 2017. Probably the quietest little town I've ever been in...hardly saw a soul!

Oh if you've never seen fireflies then this is a great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k72jGJTC_3o
#MyTravelStory as part of the Create Community initiative.___#MyTravelStory: +Rosie Nixon embarks from the United Kingdom and shares her experience in the American South

2017-07-18 16:06:34 (78 comments; 50 reshares; 542 +1s; )Open 

Share your travel stories!

We are thrilled to announce that we are extending the My Travel Story series from June! Your interest in this project did not go unnoticed, and we have put together a Collection to inspire you with some previous submissions. Take a look here: https://plus.google.com/collection/YNFWHE

For the next few weeks, share your posts about about your trips, adventures, and experiences. Tell us about the journeys you took and what you learned while traveling the world.

Remember to use the #MyTravelStory hashtag on public posts. If you have a Collection that already fits with with the My Travel Story initiative, reshare it with the hashtag!

Keep creating!

Share your travel stories!

We are thrilled to announce that we are extending the My Travel Story series from June! Your interest in this project did not go unnoticed, and we have put together a Collection to inspire you with some previous submissions. Take a look here: https://plus.google.com/collection/YNFWHE

For the next few weeks, share your posts about about your trips, adventures, and experiences. Tell us about the journeys you took and what you learned while traveling the world.

Remember to use the #MyTravelStory hashtag on public posts. If you have a Collection that already fits with with the My Travel Story initiative, reshare it with the hashtag!

Keep creating!
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2017-07-17 20:29:46 (194 comments; 74 reshares; 809 +1s; )Open 

Today is #WorldEmojiDay

Reply to this post with your most-used emoji

#WorldEmojiDay really brings out the 💚 in everyone, doesn’t it?___Today is #WorldEmojiDay

Reply to this post with your most-used emoji

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2017-07-17 16:17:14 (130 comments; 72 reshares; 1,258 +1s; )Open 

Become a Macro Pro with Create Member +Paolo Dalprato Photographer

Pick up some macro skills and learn about Paolo's approach to floral macro photography in this Collection collab with the +Good Light Photography Page!

Paolo's Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/MbuzRE

Become a Macro Pro with Create Member +Paolo Dalprato Photographer

Pick up some macro skills and learn about Paolo's approach to floral macro photography in this Collection collab with the +Good Light Photography Page!

Paolo's Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/MbuzRE ___

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2017-07-14 19:30:11 (80 comments; 48 reshares; 676 +1s; )Open 

Immerse yourself in the 'All Things Science' Google+ topic

If "10 Reasons Spider-Man's Greatest Superpower is Science", and daily gifs from NASA are your forte, you might want to add this topic to your social media destinations 🔬.

All Things Science: https://plus.google.com/discover/wUiclB

Immerse yourself in the 'All Things Science' Google+ topic

If "10 Reasons Spider-Man's Greatest Superpower is Science", and daily gifs from NASA are your forte, you might want to add this topic to your social media destinations 🔬.

All Things Science: https://plus.google.com/discover/wUiclB___

2017-07-14 17:16:08 (98 comments; 39 reshares; 563 +1s; )Open 

Follow G+ Create member +Stephen Peel as he attempts to cycle around the world

Stephen Peel is not a professional cyclist and has never rode more than 30 miles in a day on a bike, but he'll be attempting to take a lap around the globe starting this month.

"I have no idea if I can do this, but I'm putting every bit of time and energy into the planning, so I will be giving this my best shot."

"My plan is to cycle a minimum of 18.000 miles (29,000 km). Leaving from Cheshire England and continuing through Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the America's, before returning to Cheshire. It could take years to complete."

Follow Stephen's Collection to witness the journey!

Follow G+ Create member +Stephen Peel as he attempts to cycle around the world

Stephen Peel is not a professional cyclist and has never rode more than 30 miles in a day on a bike, but he'll be attempting to take a lap around the globe starting this month.

"I have no idea if I can do this, but I'm putting every bit of time and energy into the planning, so I will be giving this my best shot."

"My plan is to cycle a minimum of 18.000 miles (29,000 km). Leaving from Cheshire England and continuing through Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the America's, before returning to Cheshire. It could take years to complete."

Follow Stephen's Collection to witness the journey!___

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2017-07-13 21:37:48 (237 comments; 269 reshares; 2,499 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Topics: Cats and Dogs

Cute and cuddly animals are a ubiquitous fixture on social media, and you can grab a quick pick-me-up any time over in the Cats and Dogs G+ Topic. As evidenced by the gif below, big cats sometimes crash the party and make cameo appearances 🦁.

Explore Cats and Dogs: https://plus.google.com/discover/A6ZblB

Google+ Topics: Cats and Dogs

Cute and cuddly animals are a ubiquitous fixture on social media, and you can grab a quick pick-me-up any time over in the Cats and Dogs G+ Topic. As evidenced by the gif below, big cats sometimes crash the party and make cameo appearances 🦁.

Explore Cats and Dogs: https://plus.google.com/discover/A6ZblB___

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2017-07-13 19:31:37 (215 comments; 128 reshares; 2,311 +1s; )Open 

Experience +Nicol Eh's Land, Sea, and Streetscapes

This Collection brings you the best of both worlds from nature and urban sprawls through the dark and dream-like window of Nicol's lens.

Land, Sea, and Streetscapes: https://plus.google.com/collection/knxhX

Experience +Nicol Eh's Land, Sea, and Streetscapes

This Collection brings you the best of both worlds from nature and urban sprawls through the dark and dream-like window of Nicol's lens.

Land, Sea, and Streetscapes: https://plus.google.com/collection/knxhX___

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2017-07-12 22:06:31 (107 comments; 67 reshares; 1,275 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Topics: Black & White Photography

You can find stunning photography of every kind on Google+, but this Topic is strictly for the monochrome lovers.

Check out the B&W Topic here: https://plus.google.com/discover/wE5taB

(Also, a special shout out to +Marc Lafontan for this gripping shot)

HELLO___Google+ Topics: Black & White Photography

You can find stunning photography of every kind on Google+, but this Topic is strictly for the monochrome lovers.

Check out the B&W Topic here: https://plus.google.com/discover/wE5taB

(Also, a special shout out to +Marc Lafontan for this gripping shot)

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2017-07-12 19:36:14 (81 comments; 53 reshares; 853 +1s; )Open 

The Physics Of Baseball

Enjoy the MLB All-Star festivities this week? If you're into sports but also like a little bit of nerdiness on the side, the Physics Of Baseball Collection may be for you.

Physics Of Baseball: https://plus.google.com/collection/sraCf

The Physics Of Baseball

Enjoy the MLB All-Star festivities this week? If you're into sports but also like a little bit of nerdiness on the side, the Physics Of Baseball Collection may be for you.

Physics Of Baseball: https://plus.google.com/collection/sraCf

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2017-07-11 21:05:30 (54 comments; 28 reshares; 534 +1s; )Open 

Explore the 'Articles To Get You Thinking' Topic

Topics on G+ allow you to quickly discover more of the things you love. This particular topic is for in depth and informative articles that cover everything from 'the rise of robots' to the brain's internal wiring.

Get lost in what you love ❤️

Articles To Get You Thinking: https://plus.google.com/discover/URMclB

Explore the 'Articles To Get You Thinking' Topic

Topics on G+ allow you to quickly discover more of the things you love. This particular topic is for in depth and informative articles that cover everything from 'the rise of robots' to the brain's internal wiring.

Get lost in what you love ❤️

Articles To Get You Thinking: https://plus.google.com/discover/URMclB___

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2017-07-11 19:02:21 (270 comments; 186 reshares; 2,776 +1s; )Open 

Collection Of The Week: +Trey Ratcliff's Favorite Travel Photos

Trey is one of the most prolific photographers on G+, sharing tons of great shots seemingly every week. His 'Favorite Travel Photos' Collection is a beautiful trip around the world with a little bit of something for everyone.

Favorite Travel Photos: https://goo.gl/uCAigY

Collection Of The Week: +Trey Ratcliff's Favorite Travel Photos

Trey is one of the most prolific photographers on G+, sharing tons of great shots seemingly every week. His 'Favorite Travel Photos' Collection is a beautiful trip around the world with a little bit of something for everyone.

Favorite Travel Photos: https://goo.gl/uCAigY
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2017-07-10 21:30:41 (99 comments; 76 reshares; 1,050 +1s; )Open 

G+ lightbox on the web will now support photo sphere

If you use the desktop version of Google+, you may notice photo sphere support very soon 👍🏼

Photo sphere support in G+ web lightbox

Hey folks, over the next few days, we'll be rolling out photo sphere support in the G+ web lightbox. This will work for all new and existing photo spheres shared on G+. Enjoy!___G+ lightbox on the web will now support photo sphere

If you use the desktop version of Google+, you may notice photo sphere support very soon 👍🏼

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2017-07-10 19:38:27 (197 comments; 77 reshares; 1,908 +1s; )Open 

Meet Create Member +Michael A Koontz

Mike Koontz is a creative fine art photographer, fitness advocate and author, living and working out of the frozen north in the Vikings realm, Scandinavia. He occasionally writes fictional stories and books in between my fact based articles on health and fitness, sustainable living, scientific facts and the curious and delightful every day life on Planet Earth.

See Mike's stunning photography and unique musings on life, art, and science in his "Views from Earth" Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/EmRXX

You can also visit Mike's blog at https://www.anorseview.com

Meet Create Member +Michael A Koontz

Mike Koontz is a creative fine art photographer, fitness advocate and author, living and working out of the frozen north in the Vikings realm, Scandinavia. He occasionally writes fictional stories and books in between my fact based articles on health and fitness, sustainable living, scientific facts and the curious and delightful every day life on Planet Earth.

See Mike's stunning photography and unique musings on life, art, and science in his "Views from Earth" Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/EmRXX

You can also visit Mike's blog at https://www.anorseview.com___

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2017-07-06 15:30:11 (222 comments; 99 reshares; 1,806 +1s; )Open 

Colors Near The Top Of The World

+Clint Burkinshaw shared this beautiful image from the top of a mountain in Gokyo Valley. Mount Everest is pictured in the background.

High up in the Himalayas. Approximately 5,600 metres.
 
I took this photograph upon summiting a mountain in the Gokyo Valley, during my 21 day trek. From here, you can see the tallest mountain in the world (Mt. Everest) near the left edge of this image. One of the most incredible views I've ever seen!
 
#nepal___Colors Near The Top Of The World

+Clint Burkinshaw shared this beautiful image from the top of a mountain in Gokyo Valley. Mount Everest is pictured in the background.

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2017-06-30 20:58:31 (233 comments; 181 reshares; 2,222 +1s; )Open 

This Month On Google+: June Edition

2017 is halfway in the books and summertime is officially here. We've kicked off the new season with a lot of cool things on Google+. If you haven't been able to keep up with our day to day activities, check out this refresher!

The third edition of #Collections101 took place on June 27th. Check out the recording of the event: https://goo.gl/TVqQeK

We released an update to make resharing to Google+ a little bit easier: https://goo.gl/fD46Th

Happy Birthday to Google+, we recently celebrated our sixth birthday: https://goo.gl/jCB5f7

Collections Of The Week: Vintage Astronomy, Science, and Art, BIODIVERSITY, and SUPERHEROES. Check them out here https://goo.gl/B9F83H

Our gaming community on Google+ celebrated #E32017 with tons of videos,... more »

This Month On Google+: June Edition

2017 is halfway in the books and summertime is officially here. We've kicked off the new season with a lot of cool things on Google+. If you haven't been able to keep up with our day to day activities, check out this refresher!

The third edition of #Collections101 took place on June 27th. Check out the recording of the event: https://goo.gl/TVqQeK

We released an update to make resharing to Google+ a little bit easier: https://goo.gl/fD46Th

Happy Birthday to Google+, we recently celebrated our sixth birthday: https://goo.gl/jCB5f7

Collections Of The Week: Vintage Astronomy, Science, and Art, BIODIVERSITY, and SUPERHEROES. Check them out here https://goo.gl/B9F83H

Our gaming community on Google+ celebrated #E32017 with tons of videos, updates, and commentary. Check out the hashtag for more.

The G+ community shared their favorite photos, tips, and videos from around the world through the #MyTravelStory hashtag.

(The gif features a 'Feather Star' which you can learn about in the featured BIODIVERSITY collection: https://goo.gl/kQnLQJ)___

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2017-06-30 14:23:03 (376 comments; 173 reshares; 1,783 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Turns 6 | World Social Media Day

This week marks the sixth birthday of Google+, it's been a great journey and a pleasure to watch our community flourish and evolve over the years. We hope to celebrate many more milestones with you all in the years to come!

Also, June 30th is World Social Media Day!

With 2017 halfway in the books, what were your favorite social media moments this year? Which new memes got saved into your phone? What social media-based stories from 2017 inspired you?

Use the hashtag #SocialMediaDay to share your thoughts!

Google+ Turns 6 | World Social Media Day

This week marks the sixth birthday of Google+, it's been a great journey and a pleasure to watch our community flourish and evolve over the years. We hope to celebrate many more milestones with you all in the years to come!

Also, June 30th is World Social Media Day!

With 2017 halfway in the books, what were your favorite social media moments this year? Which new memes got saved into your phone? What social media-based stories from 2017 inspired you?

Use the hashtag #SocialMediaDay to share your thoughts!___

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