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Google plus

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



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


Suitability checklist:




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



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 




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) 









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