Women of Google+ : Jonha Revesencio

As we come across amazing women in Google+, we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the opportunity to find out how fabulous they are for yourself.


Women of Google+ : Jonha RevesencioFeatured G+’er : Jonha Revesencio

How did you originally get invited to Google+?

When I saw this sort of review of Google + on Techcrunch, I was so sure I wanted an invite so tapping on my connections on Facebook, I asked Chris Voss for an invite and voila, I got the invite before everyone else had :) And oh, here’s the #badge to prove that ;)

What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?

When I jumped in to Google + before everyone did, I thought it would be #justanotherGooglefail project but only those who haven’t been in yet that says that because once you’re in, you can’t go out. It’s addicting and totally amazing. I wanted it to be successful and to really win because several days ago I was so frustrated with how crowded both my Facebook and Twitter feeds with updates that I couldn’t filter but with the Circles, I could easily put people on my Thought Leaders Circle then just go there and expect updates from people that I consider as a resource without the need for them to Approve (in contrast to Facebook), so for now I am using Google + as an extension of my Google Reader.

I haven’t seen companies jumping in yet but I think the other thing which Google tries to do here (aside from what most people think they’re just trying to be social) is that they’re trying to fix the search results. When you’re logged in to your Google +, search results are way much different when compared to when you’re logged in because the former would show you relevant contents that were shared by those in your network (Twitter, Facebook, and those with +1) so in trying to fix the SEO abused search results, they’re using US. Google is playing on the idea that a majority of consumers trust their friends and family over any marketing campaign. By having custom search results based upon what your friends recommend you should ideally see stuff that would appeal to you. So aside from being able to really filter what you want to see, getting some help on search results, it’s also a good way to meet amazing people just by looking at Incoming stream wherein you could see updates by those who included you in their Circles.

How does Google+ fit into your life or career?

I’m a Social Media Strategist and I am seeing more interesting updates and content straight from the thought leaders like I saw Tom Anderson of Myspace’s thoughts on Google + even before it was published on TechCrunch (oh by the way, he added me to one of his Circles – so I guess my life’s complete now ;). While Facebook and Twitter still play a major role in my social media life, Google + definitely has an edge over them now :) Also, we are seeing a great potential for brands to really easily communication and reach out to their consumers through the HangOut feature.

A particularly interesting story or thoughts you may want to add regarding Google+

Since there were not really a lot of people on Google + on its 2nd day, I got a chance to sort of publicly chat with the super awesome Mari Smith and realized that the platform has actually given me an opportunity to easily message to those thought leaders than in any other crowded platforms. Also, while I may not know to which Circle I was added my Mashable News, Michael Arrington, Tom Anderson & The New Web, the effort alone is touching.

Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?

I’m almost everywhere and this link should take you there! ;)

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