Sunday, July 17, 2011

Google+ Workshop Webinar continues tonight

If you are curious but haven't yet dabbled with G+ yet, check out tonight's workshop webinar. We will focus on my setting up a Google+ account from scratch, and then we will figure out what "Sparks" are all about.

This "workshop webinar" format worked incredibly well last night, as we all shared. From our collective experience we were able to piece together interpretations of how to use the "circles" to create separate streams of postings from various groups of our friends. I suggested one for "Quilters" in addition to a "Genealogy" circle where I've added friends who may not be interested in the quilting circle's postings.

This G+ technology is so new, no single person knows it all. So BRAINSTORMING is the name of the game.

THANKS to everyone who participated in last night's first of four (count 'em 4) free webinars for our group discussion of Google+. Everyone was open to learning every bit of the new social network tool, and thankfully we had participants like GeneJ, Russ, Geoff, Ericka and others who shared their comments. A few demonstrated how they use G+ as I switched the "presenter" option one by one to others on the panel.

While it is true that DearMYRTLE's G+ profile has been blocked (as they believe I am a company rather than an individual with a nom de plume) that didn't hold us back one bit -- THANKS to the help of the other participants.

Room capacity = 100
Like last night, we'll continue with the format of having 5-6 mics open at once for more immediate feedback. If you don't have a headset, please view using GoToWebinar, but call in using your phone to hear and speak.

Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues
16, 17, 18 and 19 July 2011
10pm Eastern US
9pm Central US
8pm Mountain US
7pm Pacific US

When registering, GoToWebinar permits clicking to view the time zone for your part of the world.  Alternately use to make your calculations.

REMEMBER, the room fills up at 100, although GoToWEbinar permits higher registration numbers, so the early arrivals will be able to "get in the door."

THANKS for being part of the exciting roll-out of this new technology.

Register now at:

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


  1. Looking forward to tonight! I am very grateful to have this help available. The sharing in Genealogy has always amazed me, it truly is wonderful!
    Thank you

  2. If I have missed the first two sessions, don't use Facebook and don't Twitter but am curious about Google+ would I benefit from the session tonight or just be lost?

  3. Margel - please do join the session tonight. It is really helpful and might make you more interested in trying Google+ out. So far I have learned lots and the webinars are very interactive.