6MS Episode 60 Google’s Going Social – Are You?


Google's Going Social - Are You?


Google is Going Social – Are You?





I was fortunate to attend a seminar at Google in which there was a fascinating discussion of the impact of Google’s applications for business and the impact that creating an Open, Random and Supportive  (as opposed to a Closed, Selective and Controlling) organisation with Google’s applications at the heart of the business.

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The Google Infrastructure was extremely well explained by Thomas Power, one of the Co-Founders of Ecademy and now a Frontier Coach.

Google’s Social Ecosystem

Thomas summarised on a slide the four aspects of Google Social Ecosystem:

  • Engage
  • Play
  • Work 
  • Empower

I have set out the elements of each of these for you as my original photograph of his slide was not very clear.


  • Google +
  • Profile
  • Circles
  • Hangouts
  • Events
  • Google Groups
  • Google Photos – Picasa
  • Search + Your World


  • Google TV
  • Google News
  • Google Shopping
  • Google Finance
  • Google Wallet
  • Google Credit Card
  • Google Bank
  • Google Maps
  • Google Latitude
  • Google Earth
  • Google Travel
  • Google Glasses


  • Adwords
  • Analytics
  • Apps
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Docs
  • Drive
  • Talk
  • Translate
  • Reader
  • Trends
  • Cloud
  • Query (Google Big Data)


  • Google Channel/YouTube
  • Devices – Nexus, Chromebook, Motorola
  • Android
  • Chrome
  • Google Fiber

This provides you with a check list to go and investigate further if you wish after you have listened to Thomas’s presentation.  Read Frontier Coaching’s blog post, Google World Social Infrastructure and get the infographic here.

About Frontier Coaching

Frontier makes the daunting world of digital and social simpler and easier to navigate by becoming your digital companion to help develop your thinking, coach your organisation on the best practice models, systems and partners required to make this transformational journey.Frontier works with business of all shapes and sizes, and with a range of partners including the Digital Youth Academy to offer you the best mix of people, technologies and services available today.

If you would like to know more about Frontier you can visit their website here.

About LeadORS

If you would like to know more about Open Random and Supportive (“ORS”) and Closed, Selective and Controlling (“CSC”) Organisations and people you can visit LeadORS.  LeadORS is a methodology created by Thomas Power, Penny Power and Darren Shirlaws which teaches Network thinking in Organisations

Full Disclosure: I have no financial arrangements in place of any kind with Frontier or with LeadORS.

If you find this interesting, please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an email to jbdcolley[at]aol[dot]com.