First A Wave And Now Barely A Ripple

How was your Google+ post shared and  how influential was it?

Google have just introduced Ripple which graphically displays how Google+ post activity unfolds.

Another nice touch is the ability to see how these conversation develop over time by clicking on the ‘watch the spread of this post’ icon.

Towards the bottom of the screen are the influencer and demographic charts.

To get started, just find a public post that interests you, and select “View Ripples.” From there you can replay its activity, zoom in on certain events, identify top contributors and much more. Remember a public post has to have been shared to create a “Ripple”

Here is another method, albeit more convoluted than the above. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your post and select “link to this post”
  2. Copy characters after “/posts/”
  3. Go to this url: and replace activityid parameter value with your post id.

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About thedigitalconsultant

Roger Smith is a retired international, digital consultant and former British Council Director of Online Operations within the East Asia region.
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