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Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach your how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!

Google Adds Google+ Hangouts to Gmail

Google Hangouts

Google’s popular video chat tool, Google+ Hangouts, is coming to Gmail. Hangouts in Gmail are aimed at the day-to-day interactions that usually happen over email. The new feature will replace Google’s existing video chat. The company will be gradually rolling out the upgrade to all Gmail users beginning on Tuesday.

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Google+ Hangouts Now Let You Morph Into a Cat

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The history of science fiction is rife with plays on the avatar.  Whether a man is able to transfer his mind into another physical being, as in Jim Cameron’s Avatar, or live a virtual life seemingly indistinguishable from reality, as in the Matrix, there seems to be a human fascination with the transformation of our physical presence.  Google has just taken us one (whimsical) step forward towards such a dream by introducing a whole series of effects for their Google+ Hangouts service.

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