Google+ Companion


Book Title:  Google+ Companion

Author:  Mark Hattersley

Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

List Price:   US$24.99

Format:  soft cover; 279 pages

Publication Date:   2012

ISBN: 978-1-118-18646-6

Reviewer:  Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP


Introduction to the Book

This book introduces the Google+ social networking tool.  It provides step-by-step instructions on how to create and configure accounts, utilize image and video sharing, creating circles with applicable privacy setting and how to promote businesses using tool features.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book contains 16 chapters.  Each chapter has colorful images and easy to follow instruction on various features of Google+.  At first glance, you learn what Google+ is and how it differs from other social network tools.  Next, you learn how to create your own profile, setup circles to share pictures, videos and more.  Setup on mobile devices and building networks for social and business needs are also covered.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

  • Comparison of Google+ to other social network sites
  • Concepts of circles, ripples and hangouts to build associations and networks
  • Editing images with text and decorative enhancements
  • Utilizing mobile device setup
  • Advertizing business development


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About the Reviewer

Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP

Born in Iran and migrated to the USA, Nazanin Mehrooz studied software engineering and worked in both the defense and telecom industries.  For the past decade, her focus has been IT Application Support, Operations and Service Delivery Management.  She is an active volunteer for the Dallas and Ft Worth PMI chapters and can be contacted at [email protected].

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