Women of Google+ : Susan Cassidy
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.
Featured G+’er : Susan Cassidy
How did you originally get invited to Google+?
Being one of the original Pilots from Google’s CR-48 Chrome Operating System Pilot program, I received an invite from a fellow-pilot. It still took me a couple days to actually get in because Google had a stop on the memberships at that time. But, I kept checking, and one day I read that Google+ was then “open” for joining, and I quickly used my invite and joined Google+. I have never read about male/female statistics until I found your site here, but I had a feeling from just what I was seeing as I cruised Google+, that there were more males than females! Wonder what the reason is? More men originally invited perhaps?
What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?
I am a fairly active user of Facebook and Twitter. They are definitely “different” than Google+. The vibes are way different on Google+! One benefit I feel I am getting from using Google+ is being more exposed to individuals who are very tech-savvy, way more than I am. I am learning much from these people on Google+.
How does Google+ fit into your life or career?
Being on disability right now and not working a full-time job, I have more free time than I used to have to pursue my internet interests. It has been a little difficult for me to fit Google+ in with my commitments to my Facebook and Twitter friends. But, I commit myself to check in on Google+ at least once per day, and I always read my Google+ email. I still don’t have any friends on Google+ who I “really” know, although I have sent out many invites. It is a little hard using Google+ and not really “knowing” the people in most of my circles. But, I enjoy meeting new people and I am trying to reach out and make new “cyber-friends”!
A particularly interesting story or thoughts you may want to add regarding Google+
!I am wondering if many people on Google+ are in my shoes as far as not having many friends in their circles who they really don’t know. Am I a minority here or is this the majority? I wish I could get some people to join who I actually “know” and are part of their lives. It has been difficult to get my Facebook friends interested in joining a new social site; they either don’t have the time or are just uninterested!
Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?
I am a single mom and a “young” gramma to my little Ava! I love dogs and have had a pet dog my entire life! Right now, my dog is a bull mastiff/border collie cross (what a mixture!) named Butch (for Butch Cassidy, remember my last name?). Butch is a big part of my life now that my only son has moved out and gotten married. Of course, my grandaughter is, too! Butch is now 10.5 yrs old and he’s suffering from arthritis, but I still walk him regularly every single day. He’s a big dog, weighing in at 100+ pounds. He’s a great companion and sometimes a pain-in-the-butt, lol! I graduated from Penn State University in 1978, majoring in Criminology/Psychology. Right now I am on disability and not working at all, but I plan to pursue some part-time, at-home work very soon, most likely something that utilizes my computer(s) and a connection to the internet. I don’t have my own web-site (yet!) but my link to my Google profile and I have a little blog at wwwsmc.blogspot.com, which is kind of corny because all I have really done with it is written some random thoughts. One of these days I plan to expand my little blog into more!