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As it begins to ramp up the launch of its U.S. news channel, Al Jazeera America will be hosting a unique #OpenEditorial Google+ hangout this Friday June 28 at noon EST. The purpose of the hangout is simple: “Your stories. Your voice. Al Jazeera America wants to know which stories you think the national media has missed and need to be covered.” (Full disclosure: I will be joining Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” next week as a Digital Producer.)

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Here are more details about the G+ hangout:

1. You can RSVP to the event on G+ here.
2. Submit your story ideas on the G+ page or use #OpenEditorial.
3. If your submission is chosen, you will be asked to join us in a live Google+ Hangout, this Friday, June 28, at 12pm ET / 9am PT with Lisa Fletcher, host of “The Stream.”

Editorial crowdsourcing is I have always supported and practiced. Don’t miss out on your chance to pitch a story you believe in.

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Saw this on Bit Rebels this morning. Loved it. Facebook. Photos. Lots of them. Such is life. And life is good.

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They had me at the circles.

Thanks to the great RizzoTees, I got an invite to Google+, the Internet giant’s third attempt at a social media site. After all the failure of Google Wave and Buzz, we think the Google boys and girls FINALLY got it right—creating a very simple (and Facebook-like, yes very Facebook-like) and engaging network in Google+.

After playing around with it for a few minutes, we LOVE IT! Here are our top three reasons:

  • The interface and dragging and moving of profile avatars is fun.
  • The idea of having different CIRCLES to sort out your gazillion friends and family members outdoes Facebook. Well, right now.
  • Even though they ripped Facebook off and made some enhancements (with actual focus groups, yeah, Google!), the new network by the Google crew is just simple and not so full of that many ads.
Now once Facebook buys out Google, we will be all set, and get the best of both worlds. For now, hoping that Hootsuite will add Google+ accounts soon to their dashboard.

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