Whether you follow the tech industry closely or not, you have likely heard about Google's new social network, Google+. Well, if you have been lucky enough to get an invite then here are a few tips and tricks that you will surely want to know about.
Vanity URL: One of the best features that facebook rolled out over the past couple of years was the custom URLs. While this will most likely be added to Google+ in the future, at present it is difficult to share your profile without using the long unattractive URL. However, with this Gplus.to all you need to do is enter a nickname and Google+ ID and a custom, memorable web address is created for you.
Formatted Text: Despite the fact that there are no formatting buttons available for making posts to Google+, there are still some minor formatting options. These options include bold, italics, and strikethrough. They can be accessed by typing *text* for bold, _text_ for italics, and -text- for strikethrough. Obviously don't forget to replace the word "text" with whatever it is that you want to add formatting to.
Import Facebook Contacts: One of the biggest advantages of Facebook is that you already have an established social network there. The Facebook Friend Exporter Chrome extension is a great solution to this problem. This extension takes all of your friends on Facebook and copies the information that they share with you - including email addresses - to your Google Contacts. This will make importing to Google+ a cinch. Unfortunately as of this morning, Facebook has blocked this extension, but the developer has said he is working on a solution to the block. If this interest you, be sure to keep any eye out for this extension to start working again very soon.