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Google Profiles: A Powerful Connect #WIWG #1

This is the first article in the ‘While I was Gone‘ series and one of many about the cool Google products and changes.

I’m starting the series with a great product from Google that was launched recently, Google Profiles.

A Google profile is simply how you present yourself on Google products to other Google users. It allows you to control how you appear on Google and tell others a bit more about who you are. With a Google profile, you can easily share your web content on one central location. You can include, for example, links to your blog, online photos, and other profiles such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. You have control over what others see. Your profile won’t display any private information unless you’ve explicitly added it.

You can also allow people to find you more easily by enabling your profile to be searched by your name. Simply set your existing profile to show your full name publicly.

Google also allow your profile to become featured on Google.com’s search results, for example, Google my name right now ‘Alex Mohamed’ and you will see the last section of the first page on the results displayibng my Google profile Photo and link to the profile.

Best way to learnย  more about Google s from the example below:

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In the screen shot above you will find the following from my profile:

1. My photo, name and my job title.

2. send me a message without knowing my email address (Unless you are in my Gmail contacts list), other wise this is great to connect with people minus the spam mail.

3. This section of the profile will link you to every possible profile of mine that is online (at least the ones I remembered ๐Ÿ™‚ ) such as facebook and twitter. This section is great for people that’s as busy online as myself, it also saves me the dozen of links that I used to have on the top right corner of this blog to connect with me outside of this blog and even more (Thanks for the YouTube subscriptions guys).

4. Another section for more about myself, includes a bio, education, jobs, etc.

5. They didn’t forget how cool I am on Flickr, so they link to my most recent photos uploaded to flickr ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also there is a section on the lower side of the page of places that I have been to on a mini Google maps version, that will even show my reviews about the good eats and restaurants that I have visited and reviewed (Nice eh?!)

On my side, I will post the link to my profile on this blog to be as a permanent ‘connect with me’ link so people can find most of my online profiles easier, and I may include it on my twitter account as my URL instead of this blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Where will you link to your Google profile from?

Post a comment with your Google profile and I will connect with you ๐Ÿ™‚

Facebook’s CEO On Oprah!

By now, most of you know that I am a huge fan and mostly active (If not addicted!) on 2 major sites: Facebook & Twitter.

Lately, Twitter has gained some huge exposure on some big TV shows world wide, for example: The Daily Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show and tons of shows on YouTube.

Well, until I can get Ellen to follow me @GuruOfSales and listen to my ideas, I’ll just have to write about Oprah.

If you can recall, I wrote about Oprah using Skype, which was a very smart move by her show.

Today, on her show, she is interviewing non other than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.

But before Mark, Oprah Skyped Jimmy Fallon, and one of the questions that she asked him is: Who would you like to Skype after Robert De Niro and he answered: The queen of England! (Pretty Cool).

Now, back to Mark. The video introduction was great, and Mark was wearing a tie (For the first time ever I think!).

The interview basically explained the one true point in today’s web, sharing is everything, what made facebook what it is now, was the people, not Mark! However, Mark made the tool, made it easy to share idea’s, videos, photos, laughs or anything, a complete control over your facebook. Even president Obama, he used that power to gain massive votes hands down.

The good thing about this interview is that Oprah connects to millions that is not on facebook, whether because they are afraid or didn’t know how! So the message is clear, join, connect and share.

In today’s Online live, being transparent and sharing it is very important, remember you are not a machine, you’re human, just like me, we all do the same thing, so don’t be afraid, just get on and join. Don’t forget to friend me ๐Ÿ™‚

Then Oprah introduced her show’s facebook page, which I think that’s every show, celiberty or company is finally catching up and joining the mass (Also on Twitter now!).

I’ve Just added (Became a fan) of the Oprah fan page and even wrote on the wall!

They even got Jimmy Fallon back through Skype and talked to him about his show’s facebook page.

And that is all, The interview with the youngest billionair was over.

Then there was a YouTube video interview.

The 3 most powerfull sites now (In my opinion) are: Faceboo, Twitter and YouTube. And today’s Oprah show was pretty much a promotion stunt as they used (& still) do for new movies and books!

I have to state the following about my opinion on MySpace:

If you have noticed, I have never done any articles about MySpace, that’s no accident! I have been in love with the Facebook system, clean and simple without all the filling and trash that is MySpace. Don’t get mad at me, but this is just like Microsoft’s IE Vs. FireFox, once you have used FireFox, you’ll never go back! And it’s been proven, do a quick comparison on compete.com or alexa.com between both and you will see how Facebook dominated MySpace. Not bad for my predictions!

At Wahol.com, we had over 14 hours on how to use Facebook for business or personal (And I did point out that your personal profile should not be for business, instead, create a facebook page or group for your business, it’s better this way!). Signup today to get more info.

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New Facebook Home Page

You have probable seen it already, it’s done and will be published within a couple of days, in case you have missed it, it’s a new Facebook Home page.

The purpose of the new update is simple, to make it easier to connect with friends and family, like Friend Feed’s live stream will be on the new homepage, this is great as you won’t have to refresh the homepage to get new friends updates. (cool!)

Also with the publisher on the home page, you won’t need to go to your profile’s page to share anything, so basically you can write on your wall, share photos and videos etc. from your homepage.

Requests are now minimized on the top, a one liner links to your requests page. (neat!)

Last but not least, your highlights (Birthdays and events) looks more clear and organized than before.

Check out the new look here.

It looks like it won’t take long for users to get used to the new Facebook homepage, unlike the major changes that happened last year that I am still getting questions about whether offline from my friends or online on the free help forum for Facebook that I am running here. (Go ahead and ask your questions there).

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