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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2011 10:47 AM CST
I have two google alerts for "texas native plants" and "native plants of texas". Anytime google finds these terms in web site it sends me an e-mail link. I just received links to both of these alerts and they both pointed to ATP Hurray!
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 10:58 AM CST
I've just gotten two on Google from FB liking TX Gardening at ATP.
I have a question about the +1. When I click it, it says it will share info about me. What kind of info?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Wondering the same thing myself.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 11:12 AM CST
Confused
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 18, 2011 1:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

If you click on the +1 then you can create a member profile with google.com. Then, later on, if people look at your profile at Google, they can see which pages you have +1'ed.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 2:15 PM CST
Is this like Google's answer to FB? Is this going to track things I like to visit?
( I answered my own question, didn't I. Just read about this the other day in the paper).
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 18, 2011 2:41 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Google Plus is their answer to Facebook. I don't think this "+1" feature we have here is related to Google Plus. I might be wrong, but my understanding is that they are separate and different.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2011 3:11 PM CST
The pages you +1 show up on your google profile page.
It looks like this.

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wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 3:25 PM CST
I'm just going thru the you tube videos.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 3:57 PM CST
The last two sentences in the privacy policy concern me. In addition to my personal e-mail addresses, I have an e-mail list of over 100 garden club members and editors of other nat'l garden clubs....people I don't personally know. I'd hate to think Google would be able to send everyone in my address book, some total strangers, my "+1s." Is this what they're proposing?

.......In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google Profile visible to the world, which at a minimum includes the name you chose for the profile. That name will be used across Google services and in some cases it may replace another name you’ve used when sharing content under your Google Account. We may display your Google Profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 18, 2011 4:07 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Many people have concerns about giving Google any personal information, and I don't blame them.

I'm not at that point but I understand the privacy concerns that many have. For me, there are far worse companies out there (ahem, facebook) and I do avoid those websites altogether.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 4:30 PM CST
It's not the personal info that concerns me. It's that they can send a "blast" to all my contacts. Sort of like FB when they "trick" the new guy into sending out an invitation to their entire address book to view their new FB page. I've gotten those from people I can't even remember...and then I realize they were in Master Gardeners yrs ago, or a friend of a friend. I'd be embarrassed if someone thought I was the one sending them unsolicited links. And there seems to be no way around it. You can create another profile, but it clearly states it may replace other names you've used.
Still reading....
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 18, 2011 4:39 PM CST
I thought I was the last person on earth that didn't have an account with Facebook Whistling
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 18, 2011 4:55 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sandi, I don't see where they can send a blast to all your contacts. I think it's possible you're mis-reading it. I think the whole internet would be up in arms if Google did something like that.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 5:15 PM CST
You're right. I guess "blast" was the wrong example... I'll go back and reread it...after dinner....

" We may display your Google Profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information."

Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 9:15 PM CST
Soooo....I'm still reading and skipping around the Google site. I'm being a bit cautious because I followed the group over to FB 18 months ago. I still have the guy who "likes" TX Gardening, who lists his interests as Glocks, AK47s, and home canning, on that FB page.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2011 9:32 PM CST
They can only display the profile info that you give them.
This is my google profile page. Your profile on ATP in more informative.
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wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 19, 2011 12:49 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

That's about what my profile looks like, too. Smiling

Sandi, one problem with facebook is you learn things about your "friends" that maybe you didn't want to learn!!! Too much information, sometimes.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 19, 2011 5:25 AM CST
I am not on FB or Google+. I have enough social interaction face to face. I want my internet connections to be focused (mostly on orchids).
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 19, 2011 6:27 AM CST
Thanks, Horntoad.
I'm only on FB because of Cubits....

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