#DadChat with @GuyKawasaki: Post Script by @Faryna

Category: #DadChat

“The way to gain traction on Google+ is to search for the keywords that describe your passions and then interact with those folks.” – Guy Kawasaki

That’s what Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) is saying.

Is G+ misunderstood?

Is G+ enchanting?

If not now, how can it be?

Enquiring minds want to know!

Who is Guy Kawasaki?

Haters say Guy is the Grand Inquisitor of the new Googledom. Nevermind the haters!

Guy is the greatest of all the old school Apple fanboys. He’s the prime evangelist, a venture capitalist, an author, and the genius that conceived of AllTop before social media knew they had a need for information and news aggregation.

More about Guy here:

What the Plus! – Guy Kawasaki comes to #DadChat

Google didn’t pay him to write the book, Guy explained on #DadChat – the Thursday night Tweet-Chat hosted by Bruce Sallan.

Guy says he’s slaying the dragons (G+ hate and disinterest) for the love of it. Because it’s the best tool right now, says Guy. He even wrote a book about Google +: What the Plus!

What the Plus! is also Guy’s first ebook.

If you’re interested, read the entire transcript for the #DadChat with Guy Kawasaki - over 2000 tweets from 445 contributors and a whopping 81,000,000 impressions for the biggest #DadChat ever and, perhaps the biggest 1-hour Tweet Chat ever!

Snips and Bites From the #DadChat

The tweets listed below only represent a fraction of the chat and participants. 

G+! Big YES or little no?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

I spend 2-3 hours a day on Google+

Andrew Israel (@aspenspin):

i’ve tried to embrace Google+ but the silence is deafening…

Peggy Petzpatrick (@PegFitzpatrick):

Lots of people are using hangouts. I had a hilarious one w/ @TheDaveReynolds. It went really international.

Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers):

I agree. Love the instant and easy access. Hangouts are awesome!

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

Google+ is just like Mac in the 80s: fewer using, better, experts say it will fail

Tim McVaigh (@BrandIdeas):

Thanks for your insights your passion is always so energizing

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

It took me about a week to “get it”

Calvin Lee (@mayhemstudios):

I’m getting to old to be shocked lol

Is G+ beta?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

The key to starting with Google+ is to search for keywords that describe your passions and then interact

Marcos Queijeiro (@marcosque):

I don’t wanna disturb the #dadchat moment but this is my interview with @GuyKawasaki Check it later :) http://t.co/gqdORsMA

Mimi Baker (@MimiBakerMN):

And there are just SO many sites to learn. Seems I can only do so much with each SoMe site!

Is G+ enchanting?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

I fell in love with Google+. Google didn’t ask me to write the book. I just decided to one day.

Wendy Wright (@ChoosingLoveAZ):

I can’t seem to find people on Google+ easily

Stan Faryna (@Faryna):

Unfortunately, social games have thus far failed on G+.

Tim McVaigh (@BrandIdeas):

Google+ is twitter with elbow room gives you space to write

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

Eg, if we did [#dadchat] on Google+, you’d all be watching and hearing video of me instead of trying to follow a hashtag

Patrick Phillips (@patricksplace):

The best social platform is the one where you enjoy the people your socializing with

Kenna Griffin (@profkrg):

I haven’t figured out anything I can do on G+ that I’m not doing elsewhere with the same people.

Jack (@MunkayJacked):

Google+ is seen as being for a Techie niche. That’s the reputation it has.

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

Will Google+ beat Facebook: Who knows… Would you have predicted FB would trounce [MySpace] 6 years ago?

Michael Q. Todd (@mqtodd)

@hashtracking Warning @brucesallan & @guykawasaki conspiring to crash your site on #dadchat


What needs to change in G+?

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):

What I would tell Google+: Remove the hideous black bars around pictures less than 500 pixels

Build in Replies and More (Chrome extension) to foster engagement

Stan Faryna (@Faryna):

I’d like to see more creative license in the profile space. It’s like what Facebook does.

Oh – what Facebook does has nothing to do with good design.

Mimi Baker (@MimiBakerMN):

I have yet to “talk” to anyone who uses Google + like they use Facebook or Twitter.

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Related Blog Posts:

Forbes Book Review: What the Plus! by Jerry Weissman

Is #SocialMEDIA Your Social #LIFE by Bruce Sallan

Interview with Guy Kawasaki by John Jantsch

What The Plus! by Matthew May

What’s the Plus? Giving Google Plus a second fair chance by Taly Weiss

Related Books/Links

What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us by Guy Kawasaki

Newsjacking by David Meerman Scott

Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

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  • http://pegfitzpatrick.com/ Peg Fitzpatrick

    81 million impression happens when the Big Daddy shows up for #DadChat. Congrats!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      We may have had a record number of impressions, turnout, and tweets – but most importantly it was another truly engaging and ENCHANTING #DadChat!

  • http://www.choosinglove.net Wendy

    What an amazing chat it was! This was my first time at a #DadChat and I apparently have been living under a rock since I honestly had never heard of Guy before. Definitely was a fun way to be introduced to both. Thank you for including me on your fun list. Very honored.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Glad you came to our biggest #DadChat ever, Wendy. But, they’re all great and we hope to SEE YOU again – any Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT!

  • http://www.daddymojo.net/ Trey Burley

    That was great fun last night.  It also pumped me up again for Google+.  

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      I think we all felt pumped afterward – now, I want someone to hold my hand and SHOW me the ropes as that is the way this middle-aged dad learns best!

  • @MimiBakerMN

    Great chat, but I realize there’s so much more to Google + than what I’m using it for. Well, I’m hardly using it. I just want to sit down and have someone walk me through it for an hour or two. Is that so wrong? =)

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      That’s what I want too, Mimi – I learn so much better that way, hands-on…

  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

    I love the hangouts on G+.

  • http://stanfaryna.wordpress.com Stan Faryna

    Bruce is doing an amazing job bringing the excitement and quality to #Dadchat!

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/annelizhannan Anneliz Hannan

    Talk about hot, I had to turn every fan on in the room just to keep my computer from overheating with the speed of that stream in #DadChat. I am with @a505237bf4af53e4f97a21bb77ffa91e:disqus on this one..a sit down would be great. I am up for a meetup here on Cape Cod in July on the sand. @PegFitzpatrick:disqus  can saunter down from NH,  @GuyKawasaki:twitter   is omnipotent so he can be anywhere and as I recall someone may be on their way to Boston for a college drop off..hmmm ;) .

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Yes, I will be in Boston Sept 1-5, approximately – maybe I stay longer and we do a “live” #DadChat on September 6 if we can get enough peeps to join? That would be so fun! We have a lot of #DadChat regulars in Canada on that coast also! My geography isn’t so good – but given ALL I’ll be doing for the road-strip with FORD and others, I’d need someone to help coordinate anything at the end of the trip?

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  • http://www.profkrg.com Kenna Griffin

    I am trying to embrace G+, but I really am still figuring it out. I will say that it’s really well designed. That’s about all I’ve got at this point.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Wow @krgriffin:disqus – how’d this old post come up on your radar. I’m still struggling with G+ too…some of it does NOT come instinctually to me, but then I’m an ooollldddd guy!

      • http://www.profkrg.com Kenna Griffin

        It popped up as something I needed to approve a link to… I’m not sure why now.