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Google plus

Page history last edited by sarah taylor 12 years, 5 months ago

Definition: Google+ pronounced "Google plus" (G+)

 

Purpose:

  • social networking site for sharing content (links, photos, videos), communicating (posts, comments, chat, video conferencing)
  • still in test phase

 

Suitability checklist:

 

Aspect

Notes

Management strategies

Terms of service

Age range - 18 years and over

Content ownership

 

Will not be useful for reaching clients under 18 yrs

Content uploaded may be property of Google - consider photos of events

Privacy

 

Real names policy forces individuals to be identified and not use pseudonyms.

Google plus now allows organisational accounts and pseudonyms to be used

Comment moderation

 

Comments can be deleted, but not moderated before appearing.

Are able to disable comments being made, if it becomes a problem, and can easily report abuse at the top of each post, allowing for the necessary control

Logo and profile

 

Yes, able to upload photo or logo to use

Great for branding for your library 

Shared account or single user?

 

Single user still at present for Google+ pages, but this may change in the future?

This is not so easy for several people to manage the page

Statistics / reporting

 

 

As only for individuals at present no reporting or statistics available yet

Complaints and compliments response procedure

Google Plus has a clear Content & Conduct Policy 

 

Accessibility

 

At present there doesn't seem to be any compatible screen readers 

 

Records management

 

At present no

 

Time to maintain / frequency of use?

 

Google+, like Twitter, can enable extremely large networks of overlapping friends and followers.

 

Council requirements

 

What is council's policy (eg. do they have a single account or can the library set up one of their own) 

 

 

References:

 

Examples:

 

 

 

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