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Today I finally was Google plussed (yeah I know it's not a real word) and I'm just starting to explore the Google+ features. Before I do that, however, I want to share a cool tip that Gadget Guy reader Gary Gardiner shared with me. 

If you already have a Google+ account you can make a cool, shortened URL to your profile by going to and entering a nickname and your Google+ I..D. number in the provided fields, then hitting that add button. This creates an easy-to-remember, URL based on the nickname you choose. So becomes


To find your Google+ I.D. number, just go to your profile page and it's the number after Cool stuff! Thanks Gary!

[Last modified: Friday, July 8, 2011 1:55pm]


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