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Ben Dantoni has been shared in 3 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Trever McGhee17,563+Take2seconds to check out this circle of amazing people made up of great Artists and Art lovers that +Nicolas Green has found, along with some other extraordinary people that I've added that share inspiring posts.+Take2seconds today and everyday to click the +1...the share button on positive posts that make you smile, for it's guaranteed to make someone else smile as well when you share it on the public stream.Share circles of people that are making a difference with their posts, with their shares.+Nothing but Circles +CircleCount  #SharedCircles   +Best Shared Circle    #circle   #share   #publiccircle   +Public Circles 2012-12-20 17:58:02444512237CC G+
Marc Jansen17,871Sharing the LoveI freely admit that +Bearman Cartoons came up with this idea first (Hell, I'd better own up to that, considering that I publicly proclaimed my desire to steal borrow this idea on his thread!)This circle is made up of all of the people who've included me in very nearly 150 publicly-shared circles, as captured by +CircleCount.com.There are, or course, a lot of the Usual Suspects here, people like +Peter G McDermott , +Michael Anderson, +stephanie wanamaker , and +Eoghann Irving.What I found most enlightening is that fact that I actually found a handful of names that I didn't recognize here. People who have apparently taken some level interest in me without me even realizing it. People like +Fred Wierda, +Nate Smith, +tam frager, and +Zach Harper, to name a few.I just wanted to follow +Bearman Cartoons lead and thank each of these people and to repay the favor. THIS JUST IN: It seems that I missed +Shay Dougan and +Kevin Medeiros when I put this together - my apologies to both of you for the oversight!(Oh, and lest anyone cares to give me a hard time for adding myself, +CircleCount tells me that I somehow managed to share myself out at least once... ;-) )2012-03-24 03:37:2075717CC G+
Jaana Nyström23,907'Random Circle' shareHere's a circle I put together very quickly for someone. All these people should provide good content, fun Hangouts and / or participate in your comment threads.Don't blame me at any point, however... :-)Including myself as I'm a shameless insert word here2012-01-18 17:34:0119640422CC G+

Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 6

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2012-01-17 19:15:53 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hangouts on Air - Getting started (v2)

Last week Google rolled out the new Hangouts on Air feature to a wider audience, but is still in beta. The new feature is different to the one that was used weeks before during the Black Eyed Peas concert and allows streaming without a

YouTube Live Account. Google will roll this out to everyone at some point but for now it's still a limited group and still in beta.

I see many people asking the same questions in comments on a Hangouts on Air post, so I decided to write this short guide to explain this feature and to clarify some points.


What is Hangouts on Air?

Hangouts on Air is a build-in feature for hangouts to stream your hangout within Google+ and record it for later use on YouTube. The recorded video will be stored privately on your YouTube Account so you can edit it before you... more »

Most reshares: 2

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2012-02-06 01:48:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

This made me chuckle... had to share. haha

Most plusones: 5

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2012-02-06 01:48:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

This made me chuckle... had to share. haha

Latest 50 posts

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2013-03-02 03:37:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2013-03-01 13:58:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Duck shoes

Duck shoes___

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2012-11-14 21:13:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is pretty sweet.  I just tried it.  I read a post that +Google has only rolled out 20% of the planned features for +Google+.  I can't wait to see what the other 80%.

The Google+ ODEM demo is a fun way to explore Google+ through real-time interactions, using the highest-tech browser and smartphone capabilities. Start by scanning the QR code on screen and then you'll become the master of the demo, scrolling slides and playing videos.

Explore: http://odem.chromeexperiments.com/IB7HzE___This is pretty sweet.  I just tried it.  I read a post that +Google has only rolled out 20% of the planned features for +Google+.  I can't wait to see what the other 80%.

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2012-09-26 20:01:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

New video from my favorite local +Portlandia band, Rags + Ribbons.  It looks great guys, keep up the good work.

New video from my favorite local +Portlandia band, Rags + Ribbons.  It looks great guys, keep up the good work.___

2012-03-16 15:00:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

It's interesting to watch +Google+ grow. +CBS This Morning just said follow us on FB, Twitter, or G+. I don't normally watch, but I wonder when G+ started being included. It's great to see it percolating up to the mainstream media and further entering the collective conscious.

It's interesting to watch +Google+ grow. +CBS This Morning just said follow us on FB, Twitter, or G+. I don't normally watch, but I wonder when G+ started being included. It's great to see it percolating up to the mainstream media and further entering the collective conscious.___

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2012-03-10 21:22:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is pretty amazing. +Lucas Johnson is definitely pushing the envelope with hangouts and collaborative music.

Recording Music P2P using Google+ Hangouts n Ableton Live

I can see a future where, there is no difference between the glass separating the musician and producer in the recording studio from the glass in the laptops separating us.

I've been on a mission for awhile to bring the studio online and take it even further and this was the important first step. The idea is to be able to simply and reliably provide a standard that musicians and studios can interface regardless of geographical location.

I can see a future where, i record background vocals from a singer in the UK at lunch, add strings in San Francisco at my studio then call a tabla player in India to finish the day.

Special thanks to +Rob Michael for working with me along the way and has always brought a positive forward thinking attitude along with the undeniable skill set!

#hangoutsonair #hangoutproducer #music #audio___This is pretty amazing. +Lucas Johnson is definitely pushing the envelope with hangouts and collaborative music.

2012-03-10 20:20:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Live stream of +Trey Ratcliff and the #googlesxsw photowalk, hosted by +Bradley Horowitz and +Google

Thanks to +Bradley Horowitz and Google for hosting the +Trey Ratcliff Photowalk! #SXSW
We're streaming it live http://GeekBeat.tv/live ___Live stream of +Trey Ratcliff and the #googlesxsw photowalk, hosted by +Bradley Horowitz and +Google

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2012-03-06 17:43:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Thanks for this post +Nadine Bruder and +Nicole Simon for the share. My sister gave me a journal for xmas with "Keep Calm and Carry On" on it's cover. I din't know the whole story before seeing this post. Now I like it even more.

Adorable bookstore with model trains in it - and the story of keep calm and carry on

via +Nadine Bruder___Thanks for this post +Nadine Bruder and +Nicole Simon for the share. My sister gave me a journal for xmas with "Keep Calm and Carry On" on it's cover. I din't know the whole story before seeing this post. Now I like it even more.

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2012-02-28 08:11:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Fun

iPhone vs. Android: The Showdown Bring it!

via http://9gag.com/gag/2988905___Fun

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2012-02-06 01:48:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

"That's Good!" -+Brian Moran

This made me chuckle... had to share. haha___"That's Good!" -+Brian Moran

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2012-02-01 09:33:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

Now that's a pop up book!

___Now that's a pop up book!

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2012-02-01 09:29:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Nice to see images of the city I love in the #pdxphotowalk stream.

#PDXPhotowalk___Nice to see images of the city I love in the #pdxphotowalk stream.

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2012-02-01 09:26:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Pretty RAD

And LA wants to ban private drones___Pretty RAD

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2012-02-01 09:12:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Full of Awesome, stick with it past 3 minutes, it's worth it. Thanks for posting +Liz ℚuilty

Ehat happens when you put a stone into a washing machine?

Starts out slow, but just gets better and better, until .... TOTAL AWESOME!___Full of Awesome, stick with it past 3 minutes, it's worth it. Thanks for posting +Liz ℚuilty

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2012-01-31 19:32:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

+mark davis this article made me think of +CodeChops Eugene. How are things going there?

+mark davis this article made me think of +CodeChops Eugene. How are things going there?___

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2012-01-30 04:03:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Next stop, the top 50 for +Daria Musk!

WHOA!
My sis +Daria Musk just cracked the Top 100 Most Circled List on G+! Just reached 97, next to +Lotus Carroll and Marky +Mark Wahlberg (Hey! Say 'Hi' to your mother for me!) Woo hoo!___Next stop, the top 50 for +Daria Musk!

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2012-01-30 04:03:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Next stop, the top 50! for +Daria Musk

WHOA!
My sis +Daria Musk just cracked the Top 100 Most Circled List on G+! Just reached 97, next to +Lotus Carroll and Marky +Mark Wahlberg (Hey! Say 'Hi' to your mother for me!) Woo hoo!___Next stop, the top 50! for +Daria Musk

2012-01-28 00:29:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Another great and useful hangout with +Daria Musk happening now.

Daria Musk is hanging out with 9 people right now in a live Hangout On Air!Steven Michael Zack, Matty James, Michael O'Reilly, Angelica Mikkelsen, Farran Lee, Mara Mascaro, Emilie Bitar, Caleb Escamilla, and Mark Baxter Vocal Studios___Another great and useful hangout with +Daria Musk happening now.

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2012-01-27 16:41:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This seems like fun, I'm going to give it a try.

[UPDATE!!]

It's been a week and +Covert Cupid has been phenomenal!
Over 150 Wishlists and several people already recieving their #pirls
We Cupids have been very busy trying to get all the lists corrected so it is easier for everyone to send a #pirl gift out!

Here's a quick 101 of the Steps to be a part of +Covert Cupid

How to Become a Covert Cupid:
♥_____Circle +Covert Cupid and Share. Happiness is better shared.
♥_____Create an +Amazon.com Wishlist, in your country's Amazon store.
♥_____Make sure to have correct shipping >> (http://goo.gl/c8iaw) and permalink >> (http://goo.gl/1KKyi)
♥_____Post your list to the Google Doc. (http://goo.gl/eXizI)
♥_____View the lists Women >> (http://goo.gl/RK41u) Men >> (http://goo.gl/AeHjv)
♥_____Tell me who you gifted! >> (http://goo.gl/5bCyk)
♥_____When you receive a gift, post a picture with the hashtags #CovertCupid #GShip and leave a note to +Covert Cupid :)

And I have a surprise for you guys in a few! XD

And Always Share! because Happiness is better shared!___This seems like fun, I'm going to give it a try.

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2012-01-25 21:57:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Nice to see Hangouts getting some press. Congrats +Ryan Van Sickle and +Bruce Garber and thanks for posting +Daniel Ely Rankin.

+Bruce Garber and +Ryan Van Sickle featured at Boston.com! How cool is that to have snapshots on the Boston Globe!___Nice to see Hangouts getting some press. Congrats +Ryan Van Sickle and +Bruce Garber and thanks for posting +Daniel Ely Rankin.

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2012-01-25 19:00:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Thanks +Pras Sarkar for the share and quote that "If G+ was a country it would be the 13th largest country in the world" I'm happy to be a G+ citizen.

Google+, crossing 90,000,000 users

+Larry Page just announced some stunning statistics for Google+.

On behalf of the Google+ team, I wanted to thank you for using Google+. Four months ago, when we opened to the public, we were not sure what kind of reception we would receive. Your feedback has helped us build this service, and we can't thank you enough for your enthusiastic support.

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has".

We deeply believe in the power of people. Google can be about pages and people, about information and individuals.

This past quarter we began to simplify the Google experience. Gmail, Android, Chrome, Search, Ads, and YouTube are in the early stages of having deep support for your identity and your relationships. Expect us to deliver something truly beautiful. We've only just begun to work on that promise.

With your continued support, we hope to delight you in 2012.___Thanks +Pras Sarkar for the share and quote that "If G+ was a country it would be the 13th largest country in the world" I'm happy to be a G+ citizen.

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2012-01-25 18:54:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

The ever expanding power of G+ to change the arts, I love this idea +Lucas Johnson and thanks to +Kate Butson for sharing it.

Project Phoenix : Open Source Music

So this is something i've been leading up to for awhile, i had originally intended to start this a lil differently but in light of recent events i've been motivated to put this out there now.

I go over the basic idea in the video, but i'll just add a lil to that. The idea is to create a git hub like model that other musicians can collaborate, remix, critique songs that are not fully constructed much like you would do code commits on git hub.

This song is an experiment for me in terms of genre, it's the first time i've done anything skrillex ish dubstep / electro. I routinely try to create full production tracks on my own in all genres because i crave the knowledge that i get from that. It also makes me better at writing other types of music and being more creative in general.

So here are the files which i'm hosting on google docs recorded the video on youtube and will release it for free on google music once it's done. The idea is that you can take the song, remix it all you want as long as you follow the rules of creative commons. The only thing i ask is that you don't charge for the material once you've remixed it and give credit.

https://docs.google.com/?authuser=0#folders/0B-YZWdstrzwSYzBlODg3NDMtOWNkZS00OWNhLWI5NjUtY2ViN2E2NzNiZDVi

In addition to providing these stems from the song, i'd also encourage people who are curious to ask questions about the production / processing techniques, whatever! So everyone can get as much out this as possible and we can all together make this better.

I've provided a preview of the song at the end of the video so you can hear what you're downloading before you do

Tempo is 128

#opensource #music #OSmusic___The ever expanding power of G+ to change the arts, I love this idea +Lucas Johnson and thanks to +Kate Butson for sharing it.

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2012-01-23 06:06:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I'm all for a boycott! $ is speech after all, so say SCOTUS.

BLACK MARCH 2012
Please SHARE its the only thing that they understand...$$$$

The main problem is that for a boycott to be effective, you must first persuade thousands - maybe even millions of others - to go along, which is a lot of work and usually not successful.
L. Neil Smith

+Marc Rossmiller hows that mate... ;-)___I'm all for a boycott! $ is speech after all, so say SCOTUS.

2012-01-23 03:40:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The video quality isn't the best, but we're live from the High Dive in Seattle for the first ever +HOT (hangoutontour.com) with +Rags & Ribbons up next.

HOT is hanging out. https://plus.google.com/hangouts/80f819568557b86bf1d49015e18f29f525449bac___The video quality isn't the best, but we're live from the High Dive in Seattle for the first ever +HOT (hangoutontour.com) with +Rags & Ribbons up next.

2012-01-23 03:06:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is gonna be fun!

Join us at 7:30pm PST (GMT-8) for our first +HOT (hangoutontour.com) with +Rags & Ribbons at Seattle's High Dive. Brought to you by +InterActivative Arts___This is gonna be fun!

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2012-01-23 02:53:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Yay! we have wifi, so we're on for our first +HOT (hangoutontour.com). Tune in at 7:30 PST (-8 GMT) to check it out.

Yay! we have wifi, so we're on for our first +HOT (hangoutontour.com). Tune in at 7:30 PST (-8 GMT) to check it out.___

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2012-01-23 01:04:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

On the road to the the High Dive in Seattle for the +Rags & Ribbons show. We're going to be trying to do another +HOT (hangoutontour.com) from this show. Hopefully we'll have a decent internet connection this time.

On the road to the the High Dive in Seattle for the +Rags & Ribbons show. We're going to be trying to do another +HOT (hangoutontour.com) from this show. Hopefully we'll have a decent internet connection this time.___

2012-01-22 19:30:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"All the world's problems can be solved in a garden" - Geoff Lawton
Modern aquaponic systems are a major technological advance that can provide healthy organic food for he world's population, while consuming only 10% of the resources of traditional farming. Here's a neat project creating an urban aquaponic farm in an old meat packing plant in Chicago.

"All the world's problems can be solved in a garden" - Geoff Lawton
Modern aquaponic systems are a major technological advance that can provide healthy organic food for he world's population, while consuming only 10% of the resources of traditional farming. Here's a neat project creating an urban aquaponic farm in an old meat packing plant in Chicago.___

2012-01-21 05:12:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The best laid plans, foiled again by a poor wifi signal. I apologize if anyone was tuning in for the hangout. If we get a signal, we'll hang out, if not look for the hangout Sunday.

Unfortunately, we're experiencing intermittent wifi at the +Doug Fir Lounge. Turns out wifi and 4G don't function too well from a basement venue. I apologize if anyone was tuning in for the hangout tonight. If we get a connection we'll be hanging out, if not look for us Sunday night in Seattle.___The best laid plans, foiled again by a poor wifi signal. I apologize if anyone was tuning in for the hangout. If we get a signal, we'll hang out, if not look for the hangout Sunday.

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2012-01-20 17:57:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Another great hangout with +Daria Musk from +G+Decoded (GPlusDecoded.com) hosted by +Brock Predovich and +Yifat Cohen. +Daria Musk was the inspiration for +HOT (HangoutOnTour.com), which will debut tonight at 9pm PST (-8GMT) from the +Doug Fir Lounge with +Rags & Ribbons brought to you by +InterActivative Arts.

Hot off the Press! Entrepreneurial Interviews w/ +Daria Musk

In case you missed it, Daria, gave us an amazing interview yesterday! Amazing insights into Passion, cultivating Inspiration behind your goals, some great insight into Out-of-the-Box business thinking. Was truly an amazingly inspiring event to be a part of.

Oh, and plus she ROCKED.... Hard! Check it out!___Another great hangout with +Daria Musk from +G+Decoded (GPlusDecoded.com) hosted by +Brock Predovich and +Yifat Cohen. +Daria Musk was the inspiration for +HOT (HangoutOnTour.com), which will debut tonight at 9pm PST (-8GMT) from the +Doug Fir Lounge with +Rags & Ribbons brought to you by +InterActivative Arts.

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2012-01-20 17:56:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Another great hangout with +Daria Musk from +G+Decoded (GPlusDecoded.com) hosted by +Brock Predovich and +Yifat Cohen. +Daria Musk was the inspiration for +HOT (HangoutOnTour.com), which will debut tonight at 9pm PST (-8GMT) from the +Doug Fir Lounge with +Rags & Ribbons brought to you by +InterActivative Arts.

Hot off the Press! Entrepreneurial Interviews w/ +Daria Musk

In case you missed it, Daria, gave us an amazing interview yesterday! Amazing insights into Passion, cultivating Inspiration behind your goals, some great insight into Out-of-the-Box business thinking. Was truly an amazingly inspiring event to be a part of.

Oh, and plus she ROCKED.... Hard! Check it out!___Another great hangout with +Daria Musk from +G+Decoded (GPlusDecoded.com) hosted by +Brock Predovich and +Yifat Cohen. +Daria Musk was the inspiration for +HOT (HangoutOnTour.com), which will debut tonight at 9pm PST (-8GMT) from the +Doug Fir Lounge with +Rags & Ribbons brought to you by +InterActivative Arts.

2012-01-20 02:57:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

My new G+ Page for my business, InterActivative Arts. I'd appreciate a +1 and circle if you would be so kind.

My new G+ Page for my business, InterActivative Arts. I'd appreciate a +1 and circle if you would be so kind.___

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2012-01-19 22:28:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

90 million+ and counting. Way to go +Google

90 million+ and counting. Way to go +Google___

2012-01-19 21:03:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Excited to do the first +HOT (+Hangout On Tour) starting tomorrow night. Just circle +HOT and +1 whichever shows you'd like an invite to the hangout for.

Excited to do the first +HOT (+Hangout On Tour) starting tomorrow night. Just circle +HOT and +1 whichever shows you'd like an invite to the hangout for.___

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2012-01-19 18:18:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Just in case you care about facts and data more than constructed opinions.

Just in case you care about facts and data more than constructed opinions.___

2012-01-19 17:44:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is what democracy looks like!

I hope everyone enjoyed the black out now to catch up on its success

OUTRAGE ABOUT SOPA CRASHES SENATE WEBSITES

http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/c75ucdrVvUM/sopa-outrage-is-breaking-the-senates-websites___This is what democracy looks like!

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2012-01-19 17:26:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Was there even a question?

Was there even a question?___

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2012-01-19 17:19:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Another perspective on SOPA

How the SOPA debate looks from China.

The New Yorker posted a cool thing this morning about China's perspective on America's war over SOPA, which is especially interesting because the argument against SOPA is that we don't want to become like China.

One commenter on China's Weibo joked: "I’ve come up with a perfect solution: You can come to China to download all your pirated media, and we’ll go to America to discuss politically sensitive subjects."

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2012/01/the-chinese-view-of-sopa.html___Another perspective on SOPA

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2012-01-19 17:18:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Now we're talking, Android on watches, Android on rearview mirrors. This is innovation.

Keep your eye on the road:)___Now we're talking, Android on watches, Android on rearview mirrors. This is innovation.

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2012-01-19 17:00:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

We are more powerful then the lobbyist, because we are the customers too. The lobbyists only represent the corporations to the government. We the people represent votes and dollars to both the corporations and government. Neither corporation nor government without We the People. And now we have a voice and a tool for organizing and connecting those voices.

We are the lobbyists now

The internet has helped untold publics to form. Yesterday, the internet became a public.

Or rather, millions of people who care about internet freedom used the net to organize and defend it against efforts to control and harm it.

The SOPA-PIPA blackout got attention in media that previously all but ignored the issue, whether out of conflict of interest or negligence. More important, it got political action as legislators -- especially Republicans -- tripped over themselves to back away from the Hollywood bailout.

In the discussion about the movement yesterday, I heard someone in Washington quoted, saying that these geeks should hire lobbyists like everyone else.

No, we're all lobbyists now, and that's just as it should be. This movement didn't need influence peddlers. It didn't need political commercials. It didn't need media. It needed only citizens who give a shit. Democracy.

I'm delighted that the discussion rose to the level of principles, a discussion I've argued has to take place if we, the internet public, are to protect our tool of publicness.

There's much more going on under this battle: the disruption of media business models, a fundamental change in our view of the value of content, the undercutting of institutions' power, the lowering of national boundaries. But for now, never mind that and concentrate on what was born yesterday: a political movement, a movement whose cause is freedom.

What else can this movement do? Can it elect candidates? Should it? Or should it continue to hold politicians' feet to the fire? I don't think I want to see the formation of an internet party. I don't want this movement to mimic the way power used to be traded. I don't want it to become an institution. I also don't think it's possible. I prefer to see it continuing to mimic #OccupyWallStreet , organizing without organizations (pace Shirky), discerning through interaction its principles and goals.

After yesterday, the powerful are on warning that a public can rise up out of nowhere to protest and pressure, to fight and win. Dell Hell taught companies to behave, to respect and listen to their customers, and better yet to collaborate with them. The SOPA blackout taught politicians to hear citizens directly, without mediators. Now we'll see whether they can learn to collaborate as well.
[ This post with embedded links here: http://www.buzzmachine.com/2012/01/19/we-are-the-lobbyists/ ]___We are more powerful then the lobbyist, because we are the customers too. The lobbyists only represent the corporations to the government. We the people represent votes and dollars to both the corporations and government. Neither corporation nor government without We the People. And now we have a voice and a tool for organizing and connecting those voices.

2012-01-19 03:09:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

At 8:30pm PST (GMT-8) I'll be starting a hangout for the last rehearsal of +Rags & Ribbons prior to our first +Hangout On Tour (+HOT) this Friday Jan 20th at 9pm PST (GMT-8). Stop in if you're free and look for the announcement tomorrow for Friday's +HOT.

At 8:30pm PST (GMT-8) I'll be starting a hangout for the last rehearsal of +Rags & Ribbons prior to our first +Hangout On Tour (+HOT) this Friday Jan 20th at 9pm PST (GMT-8). Stop in if you're free and look for the announcement tomorrow for Friday's +HOT.___

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2012-01-18 17:28:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Humor is the best weapon.

Enough blackout for me today. That will teach 'em a lesson!

I'm back!
Check out the awesome oatmeal blackout GIF!
http://theoatmeal.com/sopa___Humor is the best weapon.

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2012-01-18 17:26:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

No thanks, I'm not interested in your censorship today.

No thanks, I'm not interested in your censorship today.___

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2012-01-17 19:48:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

It's a small world after all...

The power of G+ Hangouts
an ever shrinking world

Last night a group of us were hanging out when a group of guys from Kuwait joined our room. It was obvious when they joined that they didn't speak much if any English, but they were excited to see us just the same. After a minute one of the guys pulled out a drum and began playing for us. +Eric Rice , one of the U.S. guys in the hangout recognized the drum our guests from Kuwait were playing as the same model of hand drum he happened to own as well. Eric just happened to have it right near his desk and pulled it on camera to show off to the guys in Kuwait... sure enough, it was the exact same hand drum they had. Eventually a couple other people in the hangout pulled out instruments of their own and it turned into an international drum circle, everyone sharing a little riff here and there. The guys from Kuwait were apparently having a larger drum circle jam type session of their own and they took turns passing the cam around and crowding on screen to say hi or jam out on their instruments.

Despite the language barrier, these guys managed to pull us into their circle and shared a bit of their culture and music. It still just blows me away, that despite all the language barriers, and vast physical and cultural distances, 2 guys on opposite ends of the globe would meet randomly in a hangout AND own the same model of drum.

Anyways, it just goes to show... the distances on the planet are shrinking... and Google+ hangouts are speeding that process along.___It's a small world after all...

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2012-01-17 19:37:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Nice one +Jaana Nyström

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.

Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?___Nice one +Jaana Nyström

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2012-01-17 19:15:53 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Thanks +Moritz Tolxdorff. The Hangout on Air feature is amazing for sharing hangouts to a broader audience. My only question now is how do you get one? There's an application process for a You Tube Live account, but that seems like a somewhat lengthy process. What if I need it before this Friday 1/20
I know +Chee Chew and +Natalie Villalobos can make this happen.

Inspired by +Daria Musk and her +Taylor Guitars post, I'm askinG+ for the ability to do a Hangout on Air. Let's see what happens...

Hangouts on Air - Getting started (v2)

Last week Google rolled out the new Hangouts on Air feature to a wider audience, but is still in beta. The new feature is different to the one that was used weeks before during the Black Eyed Peas concert and allows streaming without a

YouTube Live Account. Google will roll this out to everyone at some point but for now it's still a limited group and still in beta.

I see many people asking the same questions in comments on a Hangouts on Air post, so I decided to write this short guide to explain this feature and to clarify some points.


What is Hangouts on Air?

Hangouts on Air is a build-in feature for hangouts to stream your hangout within Google+ and record it for later use on YouTube. The recorded video will be stored privately on your YouTube Account so you can edit it before you post it public.


How does it work?

If you decide to start a Hangout on Air you have to agree to some TOS and Agreements that you are responsible for the content of this live streamed hangout. After that you have to enter a Title/Description for your hangout. That's it!

Now you can invite your participants and get ready for going live. At this point only the people who got invited are able to see the live stream. You are not public yet
You are also only allowed to invite up to extended circles, that means you cant invite public via the hangout.

If you are ready to go live just hit the button "Post broadcast video publicly". Now your broadcast will be posted on your stream publicly and everyone can watch it. It doesn't mean that you've invite publicly!


Can we reshare the post?

Yes you can. Just use the regular share link and Google will reshare the post including the player and the description.


Can I join with my mobile

No, you are not allowed to join from mobile phones yet. It seems so that mobiles are blocked, because they can't confirm to TOS stuff.

Can I embed the player on an external website?

No you can't. There is no link to include the player on other websites yet. The only thing you can do is to grab the link from the source and build your own embed code. See the next point as well.


I want to see the video in fullscreen mode

This is also an issue, but I am not sure yet if its a bug or working as intended. The only way to watch it in fullscreen mode is to get the URL from the sourcecode. If you are tech savvy enough you can figure it out.
The easiest way to do that is using this Chrome extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pdmibnaebdblnodcfppmbipmgahdafom


Are there any moderation features?

Not really. You have the regular features like muting and blocking a user. The only difference is that only the host/broadcaster is allowed to invite more people via the hangout. You can still share the link publicly or with your friends

If you are a participant. DON'T DO IT! Google has to work on this issue to prevent link sharing with non-invited people. Always ask before you share a link!


How does it look like?

I've attached a bunch of screenshots to show how to set up a Hangout on Air and how it looks like.

Are there any bugs?

As I said this feature is still in a testing stage, which means that there are still a few bugs.
Most of them got already reported to Google and they are aware of this issues!


I am pretty sure that Google will change a few things in the future and add more stuff to Hangouts on Air
All users who got enabled are providing good feedback and suggestions to improve this feature to give you the best experience when they roll it out publicly.


If you have more questions about this feature please comment below! I will update this post if new questions are coming in or Google changes something!

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#hangoutsonair #gettingstarted #newuserguide___Thanks +Moritz Tolxdorff. The Hangout on Air feature is amazing for sharing hangouts to a broader audience. My only question now is how do you get one? There's an application process for a You Tube Live account, but that seems like a somewhat lengthy process. What if I need it before this Friday 1/20
I know +Chee Chew and +Natalie Villalobos can make this happen.

Inspired by +Daria Musk and her +Taylor Guitars post, I'm askinG+ for the ability to do a Hangout on Air. Let's see what happens...

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