Jul. 1st, 2011

elke_tanzer: autumn web (autumn web)
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I'm just brainstorming here... what else am I forgetting? (I mean, aside from non-Google-related things!)

- in Gmail, go to Mail Settings, then the Themes tab, and select one of the two new themes which are a preview of the new Gmail look. They're called 'Preview' and 'Preview (Dense)'.
- check out the new Google Calendar look and feel (which goes right along with the new Gmail previews)
- tidy up your Gmail contacts and groups
- create or update your public Google Profile via https://profiles.google.com/
- watch the Google+ demo at http://www.google.com/+/demo/
- if you've got an Android-based phone, download the Google+ App via http://www.google.com/mobile/+/
- customize your Google News preferences
- tidy up your iGoogle settings, gadgets and feeds
- tidy up your Google Reader feeds
- tidy up your Picasa albums
- tidy up your Bookmarks

(While you're at it, if you haven't already decided what you're going to do about the status of your delicious.com bookmarks, figure it out and do it. The June/July AVOS transition is upon us, apparently.)

I've spotted a few indications in various news articles and blogposts that folks who have a "strong social graph" and/or have completed Google Profiles and/or have diverse Gmail Contact lists and/or have many people in their Gmail Contact list who are already in Google+... may be getting priority for entrance. I'm not sure if I believe any of that or not. But I do know that at least for me personally, if my Contacts are a mess to start with, then building my social circles in Google+ is going to be more annoying than if my Contacts are at least slightly organized.

What else are you doing while you wait to get into Google+ ?

(ETA a day later: I'm in!)

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