Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Google- Are You Kidding Me?

Google- Are You Kidding Me?

An Anti-Social Networking site that has all the features a digital citizen has been looking for!

  • Auto Birthday posts with ALL CAP options and exclamation points! 
  • Street alert which auto posts to your smart phone when you enter a business that is affiliated and also sends discount coupons to all your friends
  • A dislike button
  • Universal friends to start and all you have to do is discard the people you don't like

For all the exciting details on google- watch this video.

Someone in my circle on google+ asked if there was a "slap button" instead of a poke!

Now in all seriousness Chris Brogan has created a multi video post on how to use google+.  It is google+ 101 and give a nice overview of the subject.

Google+ is a beta test.  It is an open format where there might not be a lot of privacy.  Bottom line on that one is: don't go there if you are saying things you don't want others to see!  To me it appears like it as an open platform and people are very accepting of everyone being new and trying to learn the systems.  10,000,000 members on a private invitation concept in a few short weeks says it might be around to stay for awhile. 

A guy in one of my circles shared that he posted a new blog on google+ and it was ranked on google with that one post.  Who knows what will happen with the SEO juice when you post at the main plant.  I am thinking this might be BIG.  The reception I have in the first 2 days has been great.  I feel like #LarryCrowne in the scooter gang with unconditional acceptance at this point by Cyber Superstars!

Guy Kawasaki was commenting back and forth with me today about Enchantment:

Guy Kawasaki's profile photoGuy Kawasaki  -  11:18 AM  -  Public
I know we're all supposed to be all warm and fuzzy, kumbaya, socially engaging on G+, but this screenshot shows the potential of G+ for commerce. The link for redeeming Enchantment became a trending link in about two minutes.

I was the 1st comment  There are 31 comments in between but here was our abbreviated conversation.

Carra Riley - It's now HARD Ball.. the games have begun!

Guy Kawasaki - +Carra Riley Mine are of steel

Carra Riley - Guy Kawasaki I KNOW.. did an interview with you at Blog World 2009... I know you are the Holy Kaw but I am the Cosmic Cow Pie... :) Helping vintage learners become digital citizens! We should talk!

Guy Kawasaki - +Carra Riley Hah, I'm a vintage guy these days too!

JF - Guy I agree that this definitely has potential if your circles are large enough and you are a recommended person to circle, like yourself. Hard to image a small fry getting those same results.

Guy Kawasaki - +JF The whole point of social media, in my bizarre opinion, is that nobodies are the new somebodies. Used right, anyone can be a "somebody" using social media.

JR - +guy Kawasaki Like the Kardashians!

Carra Riley - +Guy Kawasaki +JFMaking a vintage user feel good!

TM - Nicely done, Guy! Great illustration of the potential!

From the conversation with Guy i have coined the phase "Vintage Participant" VP's to mean baby boomers in a digital world. Who knows it could be a new calling helping boomer connect! 

For google it could be that the third time is a charm.  The "wave" and "buzz" did not work so well but looks like google+ could be on it's way to giving facebook and twitter a run for their money or should we say advertisers!   

Come play in my circle and if you don't have an invite let me know and I can take care of that!  I got the juice!

Is it google- or google+ in your experience?



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Comment balloon 12 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • July 13 2011 03:41AM


Interesting.  What about google +1?  I thought that was suppose to be better???

Posted by Cliff Keith, Redwood City Real Estate (Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty) about 9 years ago

Cliff ~  Did you watch the video?  You have been punked!  Tee hee!


Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing --- Google has what it takes - Have a great day!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) about 9 years ago

Hi Carra,

I'm still playing with the features and not spending a lot of time in Google, but I can already see some advantages. When I figure out what I'm doing on there, I'll look you up.

Have a GREAT day!

Posted by Warren Veach (State Continuing Education (StateCE)) about 9 years ago

Now how fun is this?????? You are always on the cutting edge :>)

Don't you deserve a break? Let's Party with a PURPOSE at the Girlfriend's Reinvention Weekend to Reboot Your Brain!

Posted by Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents (Advantage Solutions Group) about 9 years ago

Norma ~  Google has the juice!

Warren ~  Try it you will like it!

Joeann ~  Yip this is a lot of fun!   and Yes.. let's party with purpose at the Girlfriends Reinvention Weeked to Reboot your brain!  Coming August 19 to 21st!  We can laugh about being ditital citizens or Vintage Participants!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

I don't think anyone is watching the video.  That's hilarious!  What's really bad is I could totally see some of the fake features in Google- actually coming up on someones list of social media ideas. 

Posted by Bryan Robertson about 9 years ago

Bryan ~  You are right.. that is what makes it even funnier!  thanks for your comment.. insider! 

Joeann~  thanks for the reblog we will see how many people "Get It"!  Fun stuff!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Carra, right now my head is swimming with all the social media platforms...I must admit that I would like to see the "slap button" implemented!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 9 years ago

Carra-the video is so funny: I love it. How about a Raspberry button. I love the auto Happy Birthdays.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 9 years ago

Nick ~  That was really funny!  How is the space post coming?  Can't wait to read it!

Toni ~  Raspberry button would be great! The video is cute!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

That is really fun.  I definitely have wanted to thumbs down some things.  But, could you imagine if you really could thumbs down websites...the competition would go insane.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 9 years ago