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Sean Cowen has been at 21 events

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Google Partners997,514In the past few months our Shopping team has covered Merchant Center and Shopping campaigns. For this Google Partners HOA, we'd like to cover some best practices for Product Listing Ads to improve on the performance for existing campaigns. We'll share tips and insights on how to optimize your ads by using tools such as the bid simulator or impression share.This will be a live Hangout On Air with a Q&A. Ask your questions on the event page, or via the Q&A app in the Hangout to get them answered live by Googlers Nicole Premo and Chris Azalde===For agencies in North America (required) we also invite you to join the Google Partners North America community where you can discuss tips and tricks for growing your business and making the most of Google products like AdWords, Analytics and YouTube - http://goo.gl/N3iIKQBest Practices from the Google Shopping Team2014-07-10 20:00:0052 
Sean Cowen55,111This is our LAUNCH DAY/PARTY event for the product I've been working so hard on, the +Pool Netr™! I'll be holding HANGOUTS throughout the day, showing you my company's plant and operations, and, of course, showing off this product we are so proud of. You'll be among the first in the world to see it. LIVE!I might even figure out a way to get a kiddie pool here in my office to show how cool this is (then you can see it in action). Who knows? There may be cocktails out early as well. Join me, even if you just want to say "hi" and offer your support. Tell a friend!Look for prizes, giveaways, and more!Global Launch of the Pool Netr™2014-06-27 21:00:0025 
Daria Musk3,538,132HUGE HANGOUT CONCERT!This Wednesday, 5/21, I'll be playing and hanging out with you live from the world-famous House Of Blues in New Orleans! OMG!!I am so crazy excited about this G+niuses! Beyonce drops surprise albums, we drop surprise Hangout Concerts!!! Yeah, we woke up like dis. HOUSE OF BLUES HERE WE COME!It's time for our first big blow-out Hangout Concert of the season and I can't imagine a cooler way to do it! This will be the first interactive live concert from The House Of Blues, ever!And most importantly, it's featuring you! There will be a huge screen up on stage with your gorgeous faces on it as you join and watch the show live!! That means you'll be the real stars of the show, with the packed house "ooohing and aaahing" at your awesomeness.WATCH & JOIN THE HANGOUT CONCERT LIVE:Read below to see how you can hop into the Hangout and be live on-stage with me on Wednesday! Yay!Here's your Hangout to do list:✖ RSVP HERE!✖ Let me know - in the comments - that you'd like to join live and see your face on the big screen!✖ You'll get a private message from me and the team who will be running the Hangout backstage to confirm your VIP first-join status!✖ Feel free to make fun signs to show off in the Hangout so the crowd at the venue and the global audience watching see how awesome you are!✖ Spread the love and share this post (and the event page) so everyone can rock out with us!!✖ Get ready to rock on Wednesday 5/21!Cannot wait to look up and see you on stage with me!XO, DariaPs. This concert will be brought to you by CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. Empowering people. Amplifying Dreams.DARIA MUSK ★ HANGOUT CONCERT ★ LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES2014-05-22 02:45:00401 
Sony Pictures Entertainment0Join the first-ever movie-themed Google+ Shoppable Hangout for a LIVE Q&A Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, and Director Marc Webb Watch and Share your thoughts on the  #SpiderManHangout"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" - LIVE Google+ Shoppable Hangout2014-04-21 23:00:001700 
The Huffington Post2,613,866 +The Huffington Post and +HitFix are excited to talk  2014 Television LIVE on Thursday, February 6 at 1pm ET / 10am PT with a panel of #awesomepeople  including TV Critics +Alan Sepinwall (What's Alan Watching?, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), Daniel Fienberg (the Fien print, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), +Maureen Ryan (Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan), and +matthew rappaport (+Hangout Conversations Host)!They will be examining the best shows to come and that have recently premiered in 2014 along with the premieres of some of your favorites (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and more!), taking your questions LIVE, a fun amount of mirth to be had and just asking "WHY?!" with certain series PLUS always surprises and epic moments!Happy to have you TUNE in G+ers :)Join us LIVE or Watch later!Please submit all questions, comments and other thoughts using the Q&A App in the corner of the video, list them on our watch page or Tweet us using  #huffposthitfixTV .Also, be sure to check out MOAR while you're waiting:Alan & Dan's fun, new Video Show &The Firewall & Iceberg Podcasthttp://www.hitfix.com/podcasts/firewall-icebergTalking TV with Ryan and Ryanhttp://talkingtvwithryanandryan.libsyn.com/What's Alan Watching?http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching the Fien Printhttp://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-printHangout Conversationshttp://www.youtube.com/hangoutconversations#television   #thewalkingdead   #tv2014   #gameofthrones   #truedetective   #firewallandiceberg   #seasonpremiereHuffPost & Hitfix 2014 Television Hangout On Air Roundtable2014-02-06 19:28:2041 
byron “von” rempel168,511Mostly doodling my day and the events that transpired, as well as talking about marketing and youtube and stuffdrawing my day and talking about marketing and stuff2013-12-18 04:13:285 
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival297,541http://ugpff.comLive, interactive and showing in a city near you including New York, Singapore, Wellington, New Zealand, Seattle, Mexico and more.     • Watch great short films and web series.     • Interact with filmmakers live.     • Attend film panels with industry experts.     • Meet other filmmakers and film lovers.Seattle Event Information: RSVP here, limited seats available.http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/zh2ne64yk663gwz2f  The 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival in partnership with +SnagFilms, is becoming the world's largest short film and web series festival.  Live and interactive, this global event celebrates the best in short cinema from around the world and allows the audience to attend a world class film festival from the comforts of their own home.  The future of film festivals is finally here.3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival2013-12-13 19:00:00469 
matthew rappaport197,824It's almost Halloween which means #nychirl3  and Surprise Hangouts On Air throughout between October 31 and November 3, 2013!More info on the New York City Event:https://plus.google.com/events/c0v0a356o41fa282ud92pqqt4loIt'll be mini surprises and feel free to suggest stuff here in NYC and Plussers popping in from all angles :)  #awesomesauce  +G+ Achievement Unlocked #nychirl3 : Hangouts On Air at any point during the Weekend / Halloween2013-11-01 03:00:0017 
HEATHER FAY1,378,653WE DID IT!!  Thanks to you YOU, my G+ Family, I am making my brand new album!!  You guys donated, supported and encouraged me and we surpassed our goal!  So now....It's time to CELEBRATE!Join me and my special guest +Tim Clary  for a fun celebration.  We'll hang, I'll play a few songs and Tim will REVEAL his awesome limited edition print that will be going to ALL who donated!  Can't wait to see you there!!HEATHER FAY - ALBUM FUNDRAISER CELEBRATION HANGOUT! (with Special Guest Tim Clary!)2013-04-12 02:30:0030 
Trey Ratcliff7,882,588Join us!  I'll be announcing a new big event in Japan at the end of the week at the Google HQ in Tokyo!  Also, we'll be catching up with +Thomas Hawk  +Cali Lewis +Clayton Morris +Gino Barasa and +Erica Joy  on the latest photography news... full-rez photos on Google+...  Comment-ranking changes on Facebook... backing up on the road and more! :)If you have live questions, come to http://www.StuckInCustoms.com and see the embedded player! :)Show #73: Photography Hangout with Thomas Hawk from ThomasHawk.com, Clayton Morris from Fox, Gino Barassa from Mars (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-09 04:00:00245 
Google for Nonprofits1,862,849In partnership with Google+, join us for a hangout celebration on World Water Day, March 22nd at 10:30 am PST! This year we are focused on raising awareness for the 780 million people that do not have access to clean water -- and what we can do together to solve the water crisis.            The hangout will feature representatives from +charity: water, +Water.org, +Water For People, +WaterAid, +PEOPLE WATER, +WHOLE WORLD Water, and be moderated by YouTube Star +Justine Ezarik. The participants will be discussing the water crisis at large, and how we can take action. #WorldWaterDay2013World Water Day Google+ Hangout Celebration2013-03-22 18:30:00455 
NASA1,685,979Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008352 
pio dal cin77,134Samantha will be sent with four other astronauts to the ISS where she will spend six months experimenting . Join me on a live Hangout where she will talk about her new great challange. She was chosen among thousands of candidates for the 2014 mission.Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut on the ISS2013-02-15 17:00:00278 
FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS6,898For the first time ever, +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS is holding a HANGOUT. And it's not just any hangout - it's a Mayan End of the World Party! I figured since all good things must come to an end we might as well go out with a BANG!I'll be your host, +Sean Cowen, and I will be asking everyone who joins in to bring one thing: your favorite songs. Those songs that, if you had to meet your maker, you'd play before departing this big blue marble! They don't have to be from the 80s (my usual MO). They can be from ANY genre or style, any time period. Whatever makes you happy. And shouldn't we have some happiness so we can stick it to those grumpy Mayans?!I'll try to rotate people in all night long, we'll watch videos, have some drinks, share some laughs, and many of us will meet together for the first time. YOU, all of you, have made FNS what it is, and I wanted to share my last night with you! Anyone who follows our page is welcome to join in - and I'll likely be posting to the stream as well throughout.So - I hope you'll join me, and if they have a chance to drop in and say hello, I hope you'll get to meet a few of my co-conspirators, +Roger R.H. King  +Matt Tuomala +Ryan Van Sickle +Ross Fergus +Branden Haize and +Yonatan Zunger if any of them are around! If not, it's just you and me and the whole world watching us have some fun!MAYAN WORLD'S END PARTY @ FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS2012-12-21 22:00:0015 
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival297,541Film Block 1http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-1/Film Block 2http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-2/Film Block 3http://youtu.be/BkZPiWB1mH0?t=17m5sWeb Series Block 1http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-1/Web Series Block 2http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-2/Web Series Panelhttp://www.ugpff.com/panels/web-series-panel/Pitch Panelhttp://www.ugpff.com/panels/pitch-fest-submit-your-pitch-to-screenwriting-panelists/Producer Financing Panelhttp://www.ugpff.com/producer-financingMusic Panelhttp://www.ugpff.com/panels/music-panel/We are getting ready to go live at +The Los Angeles Film School and to the world for our third block of films.Stay tuned for a great show.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZPiWB1mH0We will pass on a requests to the Google+ development team to include an option to message guests for future festivals!  Thanks.We are live with filmmakers from all over the world for our first block of short films.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjEmHYcGI4The Pitch Panel.Unofficial Google+ Film Festival Pitch PanelWeb Series Block 1http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?hd=1&t=10mWeb Series Block 2http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?t=1h18m22sThe Unofficial Google+ Film Festival is an online, interactive, live, international short film festival featuring some of the best short films and web series out there.To be notified of the most accurate information for the festival visit: Unofficial Google+ Film Festival - 2012 (Public Event)2012-12-01 22:30:001015 
Daria Musk3,538,132You, Me & A LIttle Music History!Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City!How To Join The Hangout!★ RSVP Right Here!★ Circle +Stonehenge NYC  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle!★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible!★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDvTell Me More...I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action!This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks! And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :)One More Surprise is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;)XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00372 
Ryan Van Sickle770,449HOPE RISING A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR ConcertThursday, November 8th at 9PM EST Host +matthew rappaport Along withSinger Songwriters +HEATHER FAY +Ryan Van Sickle & FriendsCharitiesThe Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/New York Cares - http://www.nycares.org/We would love for you all to participate, so from 10PM - 11PM it will be open to anyone wanting to tell their story or share a song.Photo by +Boris Gorelik & Poster by +Mike Searle HOPE RISING A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR Concert w/ Heather Fay, Ryan Van Sickle, Matthew Rappaport & Friends2012-11-09 03:00:00231 
Jessica Northey1,662,306Join +TWANGOUT  Wednesday October 24th starting 5pm PT!American Twangout with Twang Nation, Baron Lane, Joe Whyte, Heather Fay and Ryan Van SickleWe'll be talking about Americana and folk music with +Twang Nation, +Joe Whyte, +HEATHER FAY, +Ryan Van Sickle as well as +Rita Ballou We'll talk about what Americana music is and some performances showing difference styles!A few weeks ago, I wrote about the never-ending debate about the definition of Country Music. As tough as that is, it’s nothing compared to how one defines the term “Americana.” In writing about this topic, I’m going to be (gasp!) honest about my thoughts – as they were when you first started hearing the term to describe a musical genre. There were several artists who had been favorites of the Country genre who no longer found themselves played on mainstream radio. Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris were two examples of this. Crowell had a string of top tens from 1988-1992, but all of a sudden his name disappeared from radio playlists. The same happened to Emmylou Harris following her 1988 top ten “Heartbreak Hill.” Critics of the musical format said it was that Country Music had changed – and gotten more pop and rock influenced. That is true – but, only halfway. If you listen to some of Harris’s post 1992 work, as well as Crowell’s, you’ll find some different sounds and subject matter that they weren’t doing earlier. That’s not saying they weren’t doing great music – but it WAS different than their own music that was played on top-40 Country radio just a few years earlier. So, (at least in my mind), that’s how the Americana format was born– as a place for acts who weren’t getting the commercial reception that they once had.Ok, I know I just offended several of my friends Americana & Folk Music Twangout with Twang Nation's Baron Lane, Joe Whyte, Heather Fay and Ryan Van Sickle.2012-10-25 02:00:0048 
Billy Wilson1,543,448It's now the 29th episode of my weekly on air G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) thank you guys for being so supportive! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining Caricature Artist +Rodney Pike; +Sean Cowen who's quite known around G+ and is the host of +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS; Geek, Writer, and Host +DeAno Jackson; Tea Enthusiast and the person behind the Google+ Book Club +M Monica who's going to be talking to us about her new show called "Family By the Fireside"; Country Music Chat Host +Jessica Northey; and Special Musical Guest +TerryLynn Melody ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show by commenting on this event once the show is live! Thank you so much for a lively thread last episode!The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #29: Caricatures, M Monica's New Show, Live Music and More! (On Air Hangout)2012-10-20 04:00:00145 
Google Play5,955,354Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout  ABOUT THE MOVIE:Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006805 
Ryan Van Sickle770,449ON AIR Hangout Concert  Tuesday, August 7th @ 8PM ESTRyan Van Sickle Pre NYC HIRL2 Hangout CONCERT w/ Matthew Rappaport2012-08-08 02:00:0027 

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Daniel Mihai Popescu61,717One of my Engagers circles :)Dedicated to you, it comes without string attached. I just hope you don't mind mentioning you all in the comments, since my notifications don't work. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  A "+1" will be more than enough for members :)I am sad when I see someone removing accounts he follows after a couple of weeks of "inactivity", no matter the communication and the good collaboration they have with the removed accounts. People letting the software to work for them, people with less defined scopes here, or quite very good defined.I have just used +Circloscope to have a look on the activity :)I remember faces, I remember names, I know guys from other networks, I can't bring myself to remove them when they haven't posted here for more than one week, one month, or even three.Where are we going? Isn't there enough room for everybody, or are some of you just bored of my rants?I hope you enjoy this circle, and tell me if I forgot someone. Thank you!2014-10-21 21:34:32481001
Daniel Mihai Popescu61,295This circle is called Survivors!  It is dedicated to all of you :)I waited to fill it a little more with some new faces :)I hope you are notified, if not, nothing changes.Just a "+1" is more than enough (and I speak here for the members) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  It is an homage to you, so there's no need to share it, there are no conditions. If I forgot any of you, please forgive me and tell me, instead of uncircle me without notice :)I never was in "follow me and I'll follow you back" game, not here, nor on Twitter, where people are more liberal :)I'm out of the sharing circles game, as most of you already have noticed, and it's up to anyone to do whatever he/she/it likes with that :) I thank to any of you who kept in their public shared circles the time I have been absent (there was a very motivated reason for it), and I'm absolutely passive about the people who took me out of their public circles, considering they have not an immediate benefit from that. Oh, and I'm very glad because some circle spammers have unfollowed me. I do not really deserve their company :)Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends!2014-10-18 18:08:10469333748
Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:53458001
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
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George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
John Nuntiatio46,118#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-26 06:23:05167132
Andrey Mashnich130,949Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+This is a Social Circle +Circles +SharedCircles +Social Circles +Circle Me Up !!! +Full Circle  +How Do You Get More Followers On Google+ +Grow Your Community Это социальный круг  Are you a social person? You'll like this circle. You might even want to be in it.Вы социальная личность? Вам понравился этот круг. Возможно, вы даже хотите быть в нем.?You do?Вы делаете?Here's what you do:Вот что вы делаете:1.) Add this circle to your own circles. You'll do that anyway; you're a social person, right?1). Добавить этот круг к собственным кругам. Вы будете делать это в любом случае, вы же социальное лицо, правильно?2.) Hit the share button on this post and make sure it goes to Public.2). Поделитесь этим постом и убедитесь, что он публикуется для всех.3). Для бонусных очков, плюс один и комментарий на этот пост. Какие бонусные баллы получите? Это пока секрет, но когда придет время, вы будете рады, что Вы сделали этот пост. ;-)3.) For BONUS points, plus one and comment on this post. What are BONUS points good for? It's secret right now, but when the time comes you'll be glad you had them. ;-)2014-09-25 00:14:014749283120
Béné Fik13,508via +Andrey Mashnich :"Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+This is a Social Circle +Circles +SharedCircles +Social Circles +Circle Me Up !!! +Full Circle  +How Do You Get More Followers On Google+ +Grow Your Community Это социальный круг  Are you a social person? You'll like this circle. You might even want to be in it.Вы социальная личность? Вам понравился этот круг. Возможно, вы даже хотите быть в нем.?You do?Вы делаете?Here's what you do:Вот что вы делаете:1.) Add this circle to your own circles. You'll do that anyway; you're a social person, right?1). Добавить этот круг к собственным кругам. Вы будете делать это в любом случае, вы же социальное лицо, правильно?2.) Hit the share button on this post and make sure it goes to Public.2). Поделитесь этим постом и убедитесь, что он публикуется для всех.3). Для бонусных очков, плюс один и комментарий на этот пост. Какие бонусные баллы получите? Это пока секрет, но когда придет время, вы будете рады, что Вы сделали этот пост. ;-)3.) For BONUS points, plus one and comment on this post. What are BONUS points good for? It's secret right now, but when the time comes you'll be glad you had them. ;-)"2014-09-24 19:59:44493141722
steph wanamaker107,379#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-09-19 15:57:0019957047
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478575367
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
Andrey Mashnich129,807Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+This is a Social Circle +Circles +SharedCircles +Social Circles +Circle Me Up !!! +Full Circle  +How Do You Get More Followers On Google+ +Grow Your Community Это социальный круг  Are you a social person? You'll like this circle. You might even want to be in it.Вы социальная личность? Вам понравился этот круг. Возможно, вы даже хотите быть в нем.?You do?Вы делаете?Here's what you do:Вот что вы делаете:1.) Add this circle to your own circles. You'll do that anyway; you're a social person, right?1). Добавить этот круг к собственным кругам. Вы будете делать это в любом случае, вы же социальное лицо, правильно?2.) Hit the share button on this post and make sure it goes to Public.2). Поделитесь этим постом и убедитесь, что он публикуется для всех.3). Для бонусных очков, плюс один и комментарий на этот пост. Какие бонусные баллы получите? Это пока секрет, но когда придет время, вы будете рады, что Вы сделали этот пост. ;-)3.) For BONUS points, plus one and comment on this post. What are BONUS points good for? It's secret right now, but when the time comes you'll be glad you had them. ;-)2014-09-04 00:51:17487147133162
Brian Buckley56,642Sharing My Aug 30 Engagers Showcase CircleHappy Saturday. Here is my latest circle of engaging plussers. Again with this post I am giving away a special prize with this share. Make sure you read the entire post to see how to qualify for the giveaway! There is a very special person who I follow that doesn't like to be included in a mass circle share. This is because she doesn't think her taste is everyone else's cup of tea. She's +Pam Adger   and she is an amazing, articulate, kind person. Some of her posts don't suit everyone's tastes, so she's not in this circle.  I'm recommending that you add her manually. Consider this a bonus for reading this much of my post.If her tastes aren't for you, then don't add her.READ ON - GIVEAWAY INFORMATION TO COMEThe Engagers Showcase part means that I would love for you to share a link to one of your own recent posts in the comment stream here. That is a unique feature of this type of circle and it's a lot of fun. It also gives everyone a chance to learn a little bit about why I like to have you in my circles, and if they would like to add you to your circles. You'll need to use a public post or Google plus won't give you a link to it. There are lots of new people in this circle. This is your chance to make some great new connections.Here's the second bonus for reading this far. You have a chance to win one of our coveted "Blue Footed Boobies" tee shirts. Everyone in this circle (plus Pam) who shares a link to a post will be added into a new circle. +Terry McNeil won the shirt that we gave away on the last share two weeks ago. See Terry here: http://goo.gl/UK5D5X   We will give one member of that new circle a tee shirt as pictured in this post: http://goo.gl/2MJGE4If you don't have a public post of your own that you would like to share you can include a link to someone else's awesome post that you like.SHARING COMMENTING PLUSSINGAll the above are welcome and appreciated, but please do any of the above for your own reasons. You are in this circle already because of our interactions or because I admire what you do online and I want to recommend you to others. This is not a snowball circle. You don't get in or out by the same criteria as most circles.Thanks again everyone. Enjoy and thank you for your engagement Good luck with the giveaway :) #engagersshowcasecircle   #sharedcircles   #engagers          2014-08-30 15:50:4138622268165
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519872262
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
George Clark5,516Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the #circle ! To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addpeople #add #addcircle #socialmedia #dragonseyecircle #VarietyCircle 2014-08-29 06:34:43494191420
Maria Morisot40,396Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle23 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-23 10:39:48300100129137
Maria Morisot40,218Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle19 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-19 10:26:31300104143154
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919676366
AyJay Schibig69,399AWESOME CIRCLE 8.12.14 by +AyJay Schibig RESHARE if you wish to be in this Circle.Some  awesome people  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay  2014-08-13 06:19:41500493663
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611520
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555519
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Becky Collins13,724Natural Foods Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-31 05:26:54430027
Maria Morisot37,445Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle28 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-28 10:25:023008496123
Kenneth Nicholson0Please plus, add and share!Dear Google Friends! - You're in this CircleIf you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.#circleshare #circlesharing #circle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlecount #circlecircle #naturephotographers #naturephotography #birdphotography #birdphotographers #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate 2014-07-28 06:50:0426910914
Maria Morisot37,379Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle27 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-27 10:37:063008194114
Becky Collins13,319Active Engagers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-26 09:10:34483191123
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:3045514417
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:2245614415
AyJay Schibig67,492DISCOVERY CIRCLE   7.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-07-25 07:08:39486523362
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211960145
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de4,933+Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de  hat Folgendes ursprünglich geteilt: **************NEW  CIRCLE EDITION*************                                     Boost your visibility on Google+  & share this unitedcircle!To be added to the unitedcircle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLICBest wishes from germany   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #unitedcircle   #followers  2014-07-21 15:55:045010118
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655
My Music Hangout31,593My Music Hangout's ♫ BIG Circle of Music Fans ♪As a ♫ thank you to all of you for being fans ♪ of +My Music Hangout, we want to give you ♫ a chance to win an autographed guitar! ♪IT'S NOT JUST ANY GUITAR!This guitar that was autographed by the rock stars that judged the #GEMBA2014  Battle of the Bands!!! Judges included: Earl Slick, Rich Redmond, Carl Restivo, Dimitri Coats, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jim Peterik, Greg Corner, Metal Mike, James Williamson, Damon Ranger and Zach Carothers! You can watch the video of them autographing it here: Gemba Judges Signing Guitar (don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!!!)How To Enter To Win The Autographed GuitarGo to www.MyMusicHangout.com and fill out the entry form and then be sure to join us tomorrow night for the Gemba After Party at http://bit.ly/gemba2014party when we announce the winner! It's that simple!!! (Don't forget to RSVP!)Please Add & Share This CircleLots of great people and lots of music fans for you to connect with! A BIG THANK YOUTo all of YOU who made #GEMBA2014 online successful (we were trending on Google Plus!) and to #SchoolofRock  for allowing us to be a part of their event. Thank you also to +John Ellis and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales who were our boots on the ground at GEMBA and to the phabulous +Sue Aston and +Lee Aston for one of the most memorable moments we have had on Google Hangouts when Lee played for the first time in front of three of the rock star judges!Come Join Us Tomorrow Night!!!We are celebrating and having a party! Come join us for a chat with the winners of the GEMBA Battle of the Bands - the students from the Franklin School of Rock! During the show, we’ll be reviewing the highlights from GEMBA and talking about what's next for the School of Rock. We are also inviting some of our Google Plus favorites and The Aston Family to join us as our special guests! And... we will be giving away that guitar!!! Remember: YOU HAVE TO ENTER TO WIN!!!Don't Forget...Subscribe: Gemba Judges Signing GuitarEnter to Win Guitar: www.MyMusicHangout.comRSVP: http://bit.ly/gemba2014partyAdd & Share this CircleSee you tomorrow night!!! #MyMusicHangout   2014-07-17 01:37:334919760143
Doug Hyatt5,196THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 6   #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING IT ADDED 1,000+ FOLLOWERS FOR ME IN A WEEK.1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-16 15:49:39485212227
Daniel Mihai Popescu54,397Engagers 4 - a very dear circle as well :)Don't be upset, please, of my multiple mentions, it is just because my circle notifications don't work.So, if you're mentioned, you are in, and you are not required to do anything. It was a time when a "+1" made me happy, and I saw it didn't worked out :) Don't do anything! I am honored for you being my friends, so this is my homage to you, but in my unmeasurable vanity I wanted you to know :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  As usual, this circle will do a tremendous good to your stream, so it is recommended to be added, especially by non-members and newcomers. If I'm not the best possible host, please forgive me.2014-07-16 11:00:0848420673173
Sonja Griesbach2,650This circle features some the most exciting and engaging people in Google+To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post #thankyou   #thankyoumagic   #photographer    #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing    2014-07-12 21:07:201706114
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:4645613617
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:3545712516
César Bustíos Benites39,965My Favorites CircleIt's been a while since my last circle share, I just reached 40K followers and thought it would be a great moment for an update! This circle contains awesome and interesting people from different countries, they are the reason I enjoy so much being on G+. Follow them now, you won't regreat it ;-) #CircleShare   #PublicCircle   #TopCircles   #TopCircleShare   #PublicCircleShare  +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution 2014-07-08 18:10:262639515
Nick Warner399Check out these awesome Friends of Mine!2014-07-08 15:35:535007010
Daniel Mihai Popescu53,047Engagers 3They are all, great people on G+! I'm sorry again if I mention you!Please don't be upset, it is just to honor you, no member is required to do anything!A "+1", the minimum everyone can do without wasting precious time, will be appreciated at the maximum value :) #maximumperformance   #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #engagers  As all my previous circles, this is one to add. Your stream will gain!2014-07-06 19:02:1949124272202
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:5145613115
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:4145711314

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2014-10-12 03:20:03 (66 comments, 84 reshares, 413 +1s)Open 

3D Printed Guitars: Moving Steampunk Gears, a Spiderweb Theme for Halloween and More

I always see the posts form +Michael Vaughan talking about 3D printing and I wondered who was printing guitars...

3D printing is becoming a huge thing. People are finding all sorts of uses for it, from the medical field to cars. Now musicians can get in on the action as guitar maker ODD Guitars is putting out some pretty awesome guitars whose bodies are 100% 3D printed, creating some really unique and out there designs, from spiderwebs (complete with spiders) to the American flag (‘Murica!) to honeycombs with bees.

Below is a gallery of the guitars as well as a video demonstration of the guitars and their tones. My recommendation is to watch the video just to see the Tele-esque guitar in action because all those cogs and gears actually move! It’s badass! I seriously want one!more »

Most reshares: 112

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2014-09-29 04:07:16 (39 comments, 112 reshares, 244 +1s)Open 

Story of the Stratocaster, the world's most famous guitar

A graphic celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous guitar (Apr. 2014). Infographics, when done well, can be completely fascinating. This storied guitar deserved a good one, and we have it here.

#guitar   #stratocaster   #rockmusic   #music   #electricguitar   #fenderstratocaster   #fender   #fenderguitar  

http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1479429/infographic-story-stratocaster-worlds-most-famous-guitar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Stratocaster

Most plusones: 789

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2014-10-19 02:36:02 (32 comments, 76 reshares, 789 +1s)Open 

Daleks Trying to Get On a London Bus, 1960s

This is a great, vintage photo of Daleks trying to board a London bus in the 60s (and apparently their "Exterminate" mantra didn't help any). ha!

Side Note: I re-watched the "School Reunion" episode again and it struck me how intensely bittersweet (and spot on) many of Sarah Jane's bits of dialogue were with The Doctor. It beautifully wove in what was happening with Rose, I fell in love with K9 all over again, and I thought the ending was lovely, to use a word. Every now and then, I get completely surprised once more with certain Doctor Who episodes...

About School Reunion

The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor... more »

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2014-10-21 23:56:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Thank You.

Simple words, but with so much weight behind them. It was a beautiful day, hearing from so many people and I want to thank everybody one more time for your generosity and kindness. I went into this birthday with some trepidation and I'm ending it on a high note (No, not literally. I know which ones of you have your minds in the weeds. Ahem.) grin

No, seriously, it meant a lot to me to hear from so many friends and fellow +'ers and you all made my day. Every one of you. Give yourselves a pat on the back - you did good!

Thank you!

#thankyou   #birthdaywishes   #appreciation  

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P.S. I may throw a few tunes onto FNS throughout the night if anyone's around... it's our 3-Year Anniversary there tonight....

Thank You.

Simple words, but with so much weight behind them. It was a beautiful day, hearing from so many people and I want to thank everybody one more time for your generosity and kindness. I went into this birthday with some trepidation and I'm ending it on a high note (No, not literally. I know which ones of you have your minds in the weeds. Ahem.) grin

No, seriously, it meant a lot to me to hear from so many friends and fellow +'ers and you all made my day. Every one of you. Give yourselves a pat on the back - you did good!

Thank you!

#thankyou   #birthdaywishes   #appreciation  

image | creators.ning.com

P.S. I may throw a few tunes onto FNS throughout the night if anyone's around... it's our 3-Year Anniversary there tonight....___

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2014-10-21 04:28:53 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Happy, Happy, Happy Freakin' Birthday, Byron von rempel!

I only wish I was there in person to offer you a "brains shrimp cocktail" so you'll have to get that famous zombie imagination working! Look, everyone who knows me from the beginning knows that +byron rempel has always been one of my favourites. We click, and I've had the best time watching his career progress here.

He is unique, amazingly talented, and he IS Mr. Zombie to me. He's a great friend, and if there was a #zombieapocalypse  I would definitely head up to Canada to help him with his family. He has earned my deepest respect and trust, and I can think of few better friendships. We've had the best conversations and hangouts and I will always be a supporter of his work, and of his dreams.

Here's to you my friend! I hope you have some great "brain numbing... more »

Happy, Happy, Happy Freakin' Birthday, Byron von rempel!

I only wish I was there in person to offer you a "brains shrimp cocktail" so you'll have to get that famous zombie imagination working! Look, everyone who knows me from the beginning knows that +byron rempel has always been one of my favourites. We click, and I've had the best time watching his career progress here.

He is unique, amazingly talented, and he IS Mr. Zombie to me. He's a great friend, and if there was a #zombieapocalypse  I would definitely head up to Canada to help him with his family. He has earned my deepest respect and trust, and I can think of few better friendships. We've had the best conversations and hangouts and I will always be a supporter of his work, and of his dreams.

Here's to you my friend! I hope you have some great "brain numbing cocktails" to live it up on your b-day. Cheers!

#HappyBirthdayByron   #zombiefood  +1000 zombies +I Draw Zombies ___

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2014-10-21 04:16:50 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Three Years. What a Beautiful Journey It's Been.

Before +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS became a page, it started out of my rekindled love of music. For what seemed a lifetime, I had lost my love of music. It had been burned out of my thoughts for many, many years. Not long after the start of G+, I started flooding my stream on Friday Nights with music videos. Mostly to lift my spirits, and mostly to share great videos with the world. Back then, it was all about the 80s for me. I started on the 21st actually (or close to that, but that's the date my mind has settled on).

I wanted to share my love of all types of music with everyone in my circles, and I intended those early Sessions to give us cool music as we headed into the weekends. Later, after some contentious posts and comments I believed a page was a better outlet for that crazy energy I had on those nights, and I... more »

Three Years. What a Beautiful Journey It's Been.

Before +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS became a page, it started out of my rekindled love of music. For what seemed a lifetime, I had lost my love of music. It had been burned out of my thoughts for many, many years. Not long after the start of G+, I started flooding my stream on Friday Nights with music videos. Mostly to lift my spirits, and mostly to share great videos with the world. Back then, it was all about the 80s for me. I started on the 21st actually (or close to that, but that's the date my mind has settled on).

I wanted to share my love of all types of music with everyone in my circles, and I intended those early Sessions to give us cool music as we headed into the weekends. Later, after some contentious posts and comments I believed a page was a better outlet for that crazy energy I had on those nights, and I hoped it would provide less drama.

When I later created the page, I wanted it to be a place we could hang out together and have great comments going back and forth about the videos I posted. I started playing Friday nights from 10pm Eastern until at least 2am every Friday night after that. It was scary at first, only having a few hundred followers and wondering if I had done the right thing by committing to this page. But I kept at it. Year after year.

Along the way, I met an incredible group of people who also shared my love of music, and some of them eventually joined me as page managers. Some started their own regular shows and built up their own core group of fans and that was awesome. We didn't just love one genre of music; collectively, we love it all, and that has always made me smile. I had (and still have) the best music-loving page managers in the world, hands down imho.

People like +Roger R.H. King +Andrew Coffman +Matt Tuomala +Mark Richards +Yonatan Zunger +Ross Fergus. Matt and Ross worked on the very first logos for us and their work was fantastic! Roger has been there from the very beginning, and has always been my right-hand man. Andrew was right in there as well and I consider him my Consigliere to this day. +Branden Haize was a fan who used to post the best comments all the time and later I asked him to officially team up with me as our Musicologist. He and I had some of the best damn nights together! I brought in other page managers like +Jane Millerick and +Ryan Van Sickle ; +Johnny Zed and +Motavis Jones most recently, and each one of them is crazy cool in so many ways.

We don't have five million followers. We weren't handed anything by Google. What we have is extremely devoted fans who share our passion in music and who are there with and for us, week in and week out. I've said it 100 times - there are absolutely no better music fans in the world than the fans we have. Thank you! Thank you to all of our fans who have gone on this magical journey with us recently, or from day one.

Thank you. To my friends, my managers, who make this so damn easy for me now. All of you - each one of you - inspire me every single week to do great shows; to dream up new themes, and to keep loving that music that had strayed from my soul so many years ago.

I love you all, and I just wanted to thank you for the memories. Three years - what a beautiful journey it's been...

#FNS   #fridaynightsessions   #3rdanniversary   #music   #musicfans   #musiclovers  

Sean

P.S. Stop by sometime and say hello at fridaynightsessions.com as well!___

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2014-10-21 01:42:53 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Johnny Cash & That Haunted Look

I've have that faraway look, often, when I'm deep into writing. When I wrote Death Camp (http://bit.ly/DeathCampFilm) I felt the anguish and pain of the soldiers I was writing about. When I wrote my tribute poem to Robin Williams,  _The Showman In the Bedazzled Crocodile Suit_  (http://bit.ly/CrocodileSuit) I could feel all of his loneliness and pain flow through my pencil. The words flowed out of my head and onto the page in a rapid-fire way.

When I wrote He Knew, A Tribute to a Fallen Soldier (http://bit.ly/FallenSoldierTribute) all I felt was loss and I was constantly feeling as if I was living what he was living, as he lay dying. It was intense. And when I wrote the song "Nowhere, Ohio" that +Ryan Van Sickle has played (and hopefully will record one day), I felt the isolation of living on a rural farm and literallybe... more »

Johnny Cash & That Haunted Look

I've have that faraway look, often, when I'm deep into writing. When I wrote Death Camp (http://bit.ly/DeathCampFilm) I felt the anguish and pain of the soldiers I was writing about. When I wrote my tribute poem to Robin Williams,  _The Showman In the Bedazzled Crocodile Suit_  (http://bit.ly/CrocodileSuit) I could feel all of his loneliness and pain flow through my pencil. The words flowed out of my head and onto the page in a rapid-fire way.

When I wrote He Knew, A Tribute to a Fallen Soldier (http://bit.ly/FallenSoldierTribute) all I felt was loss and I was constantly feeling as if I was living what he was living, as he lay dying. It was intense. And when I wrote the song "Nowhere, Ohio" that +Ryan Van Sickle has played (and hopefully will record one day), I felt the isolation of living on a rural farm and literally being in the middle of Nowhere some days. It's my own "Jack and Diane."

Pictures like this one strike a chord with me and bring up many memories of my writing process, and what seems to move me to write the things I write. Cash was a complicated man with a tortured soul. Man, can I relate some days. I think it's the artist in us...

#writers   #musician   #johnnycash   #thewritinglife   #inspiration  

Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down___

2014-10-20 05:20:23 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I Usually Sleep About ______ Hours a Night

As a longtime Night Owl, I have to ask: how long do you usually sleep at night on average? I can't remember the last DECADE I had 8 hours sleep myself. My brain simply doesn't allow it. You? I'm curious to see where my fellow Plussers fall, worldwide. My average tends to be around 5 hours.

image | http://archiengineering.com/beds-are-too-amazing-to-sleep-in

I Usually Sleep About ______ Hours a Night

As a longtime Night Owl, I have to ask: how long do you usually sleep at night on average? I can't remember the last DECADE I had 8 hours sleep myself. My brain simply doesn't allow it. You? I'm curious to see where my fellow Plussers fall, worldwide. My average tends to be around 5 hours.

image | http://archiengineering.com/beds-are-too-amazing-to-sleep-in___

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2014-10-20 05:04:06 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Hello Orlando!

Do you live in the area or know someone who does? I'll be attending the International PSP Expo at the Orange County Convention Center Nov. 5-7th (in town from the 3rd on, driving down from Ohio) and we might have some time to say hello and socialize a bit. We'll be staying right across from Pointe Orlando.

If you're in the area, PM me and let's connect. It's not often I get down to Florida!

#florida   #orlando   #conventioncenter   #roadtrip  

Hello Orlando!

Do you live in the area or know someone who does? I'll be attending the International PSP Expo at the Orange County Convention Center Nov. 5-7th (in town from the 3rd on, driving down from Ohio) and we might have some time to say hello and socialize a bit. We'll be staying right across from Pointe Orlando.

If you're in the area, PM me and let's connect. It's not often I get down to Florida!

#florida   #orlando   #conventioncenter   #roadtrip  ___

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2014-10-20 04:27:44 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

The Munsters

I can't think of Halloween and not think of this show. Though it ran for a short period, it ran in syndication for many years.

The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver.

It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family, though had higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.

#munstermarathon   #halloween   #monsterfamily   #comedy   #vintagetv  

The Munsters S01E04 Rock A Bye Munster (Full Episode)

The Munsters Unaired Pilot

The Munsters

I can't think of Halloween and not think of this show. Though it ran for a short period, it ran in syndication for many years.

The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver.

It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family, though had higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.

#munstermarathon   #halloween   #monsterfamily   #comedy   #vintagetv  

The Munsters S01E04 Rock A Bye Munster (Full Episode)

The Munsters Unaired Pilot___

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2014-10-20 04:04:48 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne, Indiana

I knew we wouldn't be able to go out midweek for my b-day celebrating, so we headed across the border and into Indiana today. Had a great lunch at +Logan's Roadhouse (huge bacon cheeseburgers with fried cheese). The cheese was exactly like I used to have in Prague out on the streets (Smažený sýr). 

After that we headed over to +Barnes & Noble and hung out like we did in the old days. It was so damn nice to get a coffee and just go exploring in the stacks. Later, I went into a local comic book store and picked up a few issues of Sheltered: A Pre-Apocalyptic Tale, and finally +Blaine Hall and I wandered through Pet-Shion Boutique, (petshionboutique.com) a placed with with treats and pampering for dogs. It would have been perfect for anyone who carries little dogs in their purses, that sort of thing. But a lot offun, s... more »

Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne, Indiana

I knew we wouldn't be able to go out midweek for my b-day celebrating, so we headed across the border and into Indiana today. Had a great lunch at +Logan's Roadhouse (huge bacon cheeseburgers with fried cheese). The cheese was exactly like I used to have in Prague out on the streets (Smažený sýr). 

After that we headed over to +Barnes & Noble and hung out like we did in the old days. It was so damn nice to get a coffee and just go exploring in the stacks. Later, I went into a local comic book store and picked up a few issues of Sheltered: A Pre-Apocalyptic Tale, and finally +Blaine Hall and I wandered through Pet-Shion Boutique, (petshionboutique.com) a placed with with treats and pampering for dogs. It would have been perfect for anyone who carries little dogs in their purses, that sort of thing. But a lot of fun, seeing how crazy other dog owners can get.

All in all, while it wasn't on my actual b-day (that's Tuesday, the 21st - also the b-day of +byron rempel by the way. Cool right?) it was a fun way to spend a quiet Sunday. It reminded me so much of days long ago in Sacramento, wandering along K Street and stopping at coffee joints and bookshops. The only thing missing today is if Jefferson Pointe had a vintage record store. That would have been the icing on the cake. It was a nice, nice day!

#sundaylunch   #shopping   #boookstore   #comicbooks   #dogs  ___

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2014-10-19 05:35:13 (27 comments, 60 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

This is one of my famous "very long reads" so take your time with it and pace yourself!

A few years back, I had a lofty goal in mind to write a book about mastering Google+ and providing insights into how I was able to navigate the waters of this UI. I live on a rural farm in NW Ohio and somehow I've gathered 55,000 followers and 32 million views of my posts, so it feels like I'm doing a few things right. I had about 45 pages written, but life, being unemployed for a lengthy time, then finally finding great new work intervened and this book is now collecting dust in Drive.

But I did reach out to many incredible people on G+ and I asked them one simple question: What does Google+ mean to you?

I hope they won't mind if I share their stories here. I don't want their words to disappear to time, and... more »

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

This is one of my famous "very long reads" so take your time with it and pace yourself!

A few years back, I had a lofty goal in mind to write a book about mastering Google+ and providing insights into how I was able to navigate the waters of this UI. I live on a rural farm in NW Ohio and somehow I've gathered 55,000 followers and 32 million views of my posts, so it feels like I'm doing a few things right. I had about 45 pages written, but life, being unemployed for a lengthy time, then finally finding great new work intervened and this book is now collecting dust in Drive.

But I did reach out to many incredible people on G+ and I asked them one simple question: What does Google+ mean to you?

I hope they won't mind if I share their stories here. I don't want their words to disappear to time, and until I finish this book (and I will!) I thought my circles might enjoy seeing their thoughts. I'd love to hear from them all now and see if anything's changed or gotten better. This is a great journey we're all on...

If you'd like to add your own extended words on this topic, comment here of PM me and I'll be sure you're added. Also, if any of these authors no longer would like to have their words publicly posted in the stream, I'll respect your wishes and remove your words. But each response was lovely and I hope my readers enjoy seeing where all of our collective heads were when I asked the question...

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Paul Roustan - Providence, Rhode Island, USA +Paul Roustan 

Google+ has been, by far, the best means for me to showcase my work. More importantly, it is a platform allowing me to develop relationships with people of all sorts, be it friendships, colleagues, and/or valuable connections for my artwork. I don't think there is any better method to connect to an important person, the right person, bypassing their agency/secretary/bodyguard or whoever would normally deny contact. This is a TREMENDOUS benefit to artists/musicians/directors/etc. Google+ cuts out the middle man, allowing many people to exist that may never have been found.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Stephanie Van Pelt - Florida, USA +Stephanie Van Pelt 

Sometimes technology has a way of touching us in the most unexpected ways.

I joined Google Plus during its infancy, within the first month during the throttled-invite-only phase. I must confess, I was courted more by the exclusivity of it all than because I was so very anxious to join another social network. All I knew was that you had to be invited and that it was only 1 week old.

It took me only a week or so to drum up the courage to join a Hangout, a feature that allows you to video chat with up to 9 other people from pretty much anywhere. It was scary, my palms were sweaty and they were complete strangers. In fact, everyone I interacted with on Google Plus was a stranger. And yet, there we were, saying hello, responding to posts and exchanging ideas down threads of conversation.

I really had no idea what was in store for me. None. If you told me then where I’d be now, I would have said you’re insane.

Once I recovered from the initial nervousness I realized everyone else was in the same predicament. Some hid it better than others, or were just inherently more comfortable with the medium; however Google Plus was too new for anyone to be established at Hangouts. As the comfort level grew, so did my enjoyment and love of Hangouts.

As a single mom, I don’t get out much these days. The boys are in bed early but I am up for hours still, a night owl and social by my very nature. Hangouts give me the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world, to sit up late at night and converse, argue, debate, listen to music, explore the internet and ultimately forge some incredible new connections and relationships.

Over the past 6 months I’ve been able to broaden my horizons in fantastic ways. I was introduced to dubstep (yes, I know!) through a music Hangout. I’ve gotten to know more about the remarkable differences and intriguing traditions of other cultures through direct chat with strangers I may never see or meet. I’ve randomly helped a few strangers through small donations. I’ve seen exotic locations through mobile Hangouts and had discussions on everything from food to health care to love won (and lost) .

There have been some incredible, personal stories shared with me. Some publicly in comments on threads and some far more privately. I’m always touched when virtual strangers open up and tell me more about what makes them, them.

After posing a question, what book really seized your imagination and got you to start reading I was astounded at some of the deep answers shared with me. Behind the curtain of a monitor people shared parts of themselves few people share face to face. I read about one person using books to fulfill the role models they never received from their own parents; another shared his personal work experience with one of my favorite authors.

Similar stories, moving and emotional came after a post about dating single parents. I cherish each time people shared themselves with me. Everything from a mother’s death, to the loss of a twin, to surviving childhood cancer, to orphaned adults alone for the holidays…job loss, promotions!, gift exchanges, sharing of that one little link you know will matter to someone, exposure to new music – so much to explore, but all of it in a very personal matter.

What this has really boiled down to, for me, is that all those random, strange “internet people” have become so much more. Connecting through common interests rather than common locations, I feel like I’ve had this amazing opportunity to explore the people that make up the internet.

So what happened to me? I wound  up on a cruise with some of those “internet people” and had the absolute time of my life. I challenge you , who’s out there waiting for you to get to know them? Who haven’t you met yet? What haven’t you learned about yet?

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Liz Quilty - Cambridge, New Zealand +Liz Quilty 

Google+ has meant a lot to me, it’s enabled me to connect to like minded people who are not always the majority. Being a female in technology means i work and live in a very male orientated world, though i don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing. 

However, i would have liked to meet more females in the industry and be able to help us promote each other, to get more voice and encourage other females who are looking to get into things. Being able to interact with those people, and helping organize things like +STEM Women on G+ has been amazingly awesome.

Google is actively helping us with our task, and this in itself is what is setting it apart from other social media platforms. Google have done this with several other groups and people, and especially minority groups with a good cause have found a voice. 

For this reason, Google+ has changed my life, and the life of a lot of others in a similar way :) For me, Google+ is support, supporting those who want to help themselves go places, and do things :) Its also friendship, and great conversation, i have got a LOT from a lot of great people!

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Michael Vaughan - Mackay, Queensland, Australia +Michael Vaughan 

My first motivation for using Google+ was that it was not Facebook.  At the time Google+ was announced, I was still futilely trying to convince people to use Orkut. Google+, for me, hasn't become the Facebook-killer I'd hoped, because so few people I know in meatspace use it, however I've met so many cool people here.  I think this must be what it felt like for those first internet users, with their wholly new online communities, BBSs and such.

Possibly the thing I like most about Google+, though, aside from the features, is just how accessible the semi-famous can be.  Bloggers, artists, authors, actors; at some point, I've actually exchanged words with people I've looked up to for so long, and that is what keeps me using it.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Daf Griffiths - Ponciau, Wales, United Kingdom +Daf Griffiths 

G+ has been a big boost for me, if you met me face to face you would instantly turn to one of my friends and say the same thing everybody else does: "this guy is hard work to talk to"!

I used to be the type of person who lived for the attention on stage. I always took great pleasure from compliments about my performance in musicals as it meant I'd done my work right, and by doing it right I mean I wasn't me for 3 hours. My greatest pleasure in life was rehearsing for 4 months of the year to not be me for 3 hours a night over the space of a week and that week was the highlight of my year,

NOW, every day is a highlight as G+ has allowed me to be myself without having to come face to face with people in difficult environments and it's incredibly liberating! I aim to join in with hangouts soon and that will be a major turning point for me, but with the friends that I've made on here I'm not worried about the outcome as I already trust those people implicitly.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of jay dawge - Maine, USA +jay dawge 

OK here goes, Google plus came along at a time when things were quite mixed up. I was having a really hard time finding work, so I sold my home and moved south for a job offer that paid better. The move brought me closer to my daughters home +kool cat so the move was a no brainer. I did not know anybody down here and I met my roommate the same day I moved down. I worked a lot and had no friends here, so google plus was a good escape. I have met so many cool people doing so many cool things in so many cool places, that I don't know how I would get by w/o them. G+ also gives me a way to share cool music, pictures, stories and art with my daughter "and many others around the world for that matter". 

Thank you to all that I have met, for the laughter, joy and sorrow you have shared. For those that are home sick for Maine +Sean Cowen  and a few others I have met I think about you when I snap and post photos, trying to capture subjects that are typical of Maine life. I could ramble on for hours but I will spare you the irony LOL, good luck w/ your book I know it will be good w/ your talent and G+ users for the subject matter you will do well.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Ciro Villa - Florida, USA +Ciro Villa 

Google Plus for me has been a venue that has shown infinite possibilities   So many minds and so many talents, have contributed to expanding the horizon of human inspiration for all of us; it's been a fantastic 14 months journey so far and the future appears only as bright as ever. Using this brilliant and fantastic technology through blog posts, comments, debates, images, sound and hangouts, incredible people, virtual pioneers of a new world, have offered and shared the best of themselves, their knowledge and experience to enhance our human experience.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Stefan Svartling - Nycöping, Sweden +Stefan Svartling 

Google+ has the most interaction I've ever seen, so when it came, I'll immediately stopped blogging on my old normal blogs, and started to use Google+ as my main blog. My only blog. Why not blog where the interaction is was my thoughts, and I have never looked back.

So to me Google+ means everything. I love Google+ and all the interaction. It's my home online.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of David Bowden - Santa Monica, California, USA +David Bowden 

The answer to your question is simple really (for me anyway). I came to Google+ to share photography. Unlike many digital photographers I tend to shoot as I did in film. Meaning, I take a moment to compose, measure and shoot. I don’t use the back of the camera much, I tend to focus on what I see in the viewfinder and my overall composition.

What this means is that I don/t take as many pictures as others do. I also have a standard that I don't share "crap." If I am going to put my name on it then it needs to be good.

What does this have to do with my best moment on G+. Well, this set of circumstances is what led to my writing. You see, I ran out of photos to share. Being focused on growing my following I decided to share a story as opposed to a photo.

It led to the post "A Good Day" which is to date one of my most popular shares and most read and commented posts.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/aXWLMoXhwLr

It was on this Wednesday that people began following me in larger numbers, commenting and engaging more and the stories followed. Week after week. Sharing this story and reading the comments and seeing the shares associated with it are by far my best experience on G+ and is what keeps me coming back.

I have some very loyal followers, great friends and enjoy the community. Good luck with your book, and thanks so much for thinking of me.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Glenn Rogers - Bedford, Texas, USA +Glenn Rogers 

What Google Means to Me, and More Importantly, Why the Hell Should You Care? +Sean Cowen here ya go!

Oh sure, I could tell you about how I happened upon Google Plus through Facebook and Twitter, thereby making the obligatory comparisons to both social networks, eventually giving Google Plus the nickname "TwitBook".  Or I could tell you that I was instantly impressed with the social network for a number of reasons - 1) no stalkers 2) no Zynga invites and most importantly, 3) did I mention "no stalkers"?

I could tell you all that, but if you're reading this, you've probably realized that I just told you.  So there ya go.

Google Plus, short of the invention of sliced bread and Velcro, is a true miracle, and has become a daily addiction of mine.  A place where I can share my musings with people who will either appreciate them, or in some cases, report me to Google.  (I'm guessing my recipe for "sliced Velcro bread" didn't trend like I hoped)

I have made a number of valuable friends on Google Plus, most with the same twisted sense of humor.  Outside of most national sanitariums, people like that are a true rarity, so yay!

Google Plus gives me a place to be who I am, with people who appreciate who I am, and in turn I appreciate them for being who they are.  Except for that one guy - he's just wacko.

I just happened to jump into the social network world when the water was still cold, and since I joined Google Plus, my nipples have never been happier.

So here's to you Google Plus!  From movie riffing hangouts to shameless self-promotion, I can think of no better social network.  Facebook and Twitter may have a lot of pluses (ha! see what I did there?), but Google Plus will always be the reason I love social networks.

Oh, and stalking?  Still the reason I hate them.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Joel Poirier - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada +Joel Poirier 

I joined Google+ out of curiosity in the early weeks of its launch and found a strong comics and art community already thriving. For a while I went relatively unnoticed: I'm not an exceptionally sociable person in my real life, I don't find it easy to meet new people, but through sharing my artwork I found people who were just like me and that made it easier to come out of my shell. 

I persisted in sharing my art and my interests through my comics, my drawings of album covers from my vinyl record collection and eventually creating, quite spontaneously, the Name That 80s Movie game, which has become my greatest social media success. Here I am now, just over a year later, and I'm in hundreds of thousands of circles with my work be seen all over the world, thousands more adding me every day, all because I share about the things that make me happy. Success is waiting here for anyone! "

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Martin Watson - Spanish Town, Jamaica +Martin Watson 

I don't have much to say though. Not much other than that G+ is the first social network I actually wanted to join. On all the others that I've ever existed, I was, in a sense, dragged onto them kicking and screaming. I first found out about G+ on the day the invite only public field beta had just started. After much begging and pleading to any and everyone that I knew was on here, I managed to get in just before midnight on July 3 in the first week.

Since then, everything for me changed. The biggest change for me is that I've suddenly become more social. This is very strange for me, because I'm an extremely antisocial person. To an extent, I still am in real life. On here, however, I'm almost a different person. I can't explain it. I have absolutely no idea how that happened.

I have also met some of the most amazing people ever, large, small, and somewhere in between. In a sense, how big or small you are didn't matter here, because it's almost a level playing field for everyone. I still get super nervous and surprised whenever someone like +Mike Elgan mentions me in a post of his that I commented on.

Speaking of surprise and extreme nervousness, something of the sort happened earlier this year that almost made my heart stop. It was while we were all in an uproar about CISPA, with SOPA/PIPA and ACTA all still fresh in our minds. I had posted the contents of a mass email from someone at Demand Progress. It was a very passionate and moving message. Mere minutes after posting it, I was contacted by an extremely big name in the tech media space. (I won't mention her name here, but if you really want to know I'll tell you privately. I'm still in shock from all this even though it was months ago.) She asked me to write a commentary on CISPA. A commentary? Me? I'm supposed to write something about CISPA?! Me? Seriously? What the hell do I know? I don't even live in the US! I was in so much shock that I didn't even know to respond! I was surprised she contacted me in the first place!

After calming down, I eventually wrote something. I had a friend that was a writer and a friend that wasn't review it. They both liked it, so I sent it to her. I heard nothing at all from her since, and I hadn't seen it posted or mentioned anywhere at all. Not on her blog, her publication that she was building with other tech media giants, not on Twitter or G+. After a week of not seeing anything, I just assumed she either didn't need it anymore, it slipped through the cracks, or that it wasn't good enough. She is an extremely busy woman, so I understand if she didn't have much time to waste on lowly me.

It was all still an amazing and nerve racking experience though. It was my first time dealing with someone as high profile, prominent and successful and her. No wonder I was so scared. If it happened again, I would be better prepared to handle it, but I would still be scared out of my skin!

In addition to all that, I have somewhat found a sort of extended family on G+. I have a second mother on here, a few sisters I can actually get along with (only my own sister in real life), and other extremely amazing people that would find very difficult to now live without. Funny thing though, through all this, I've only ever been in a handful of hangouts. It's the only feature of G+, aside from Games, that rarely ever use. The few I've been in were all really great though. :)

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Pam Adger - Riverside, California, USA +Pam Adger 

My first public post was July 19th 2011. I came home from work and was talking to my daughter Sydney about this new social network by Google called Google Plus. I was lamenting that the thing was invite only and I was dying to get an invite. She then proceeded to tell me she had a “membership to the Google Plus club.” She said…..Mom, I know all about G+. My friend Kim invited me two weeks ago.  So with membership comes invites so I got an invite from my 18 year old daughter who to this day has less than 100 followers. I immediately posted the following 

Trying out some recommended follows. So far I am underwhelmed. Self promotion and immaturity. I wish I had a better list of recommendations.

I think it was 3 or 4 weeks before the suggested Users List (SUL) was released. It kinda needs a little work still.  In the beginning I was all about politics. That lasted about a month. I rarely post political now. I have found a great group of people. G+ is my second social network. Facebook was first and I still have my settings pretty locked down though I do post public and people could subscribe to me but they don’t. 35 or 40 IRL people (except Matt Gibson and Tim Jones) are my “friends.” Most are my family and coworkers and I can go weeks without logging on. G+ was something I took to right away. Almost instant chat with people from around the world? Holy Crap how awesome is that?????

One year later, I still spend between 4 and 6 hours per day every day including weekends and holidays on G+. It is really more of my life than I would like. 

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Dolidh Young (Eileen)  - Denny, Scotland, United Kingdom +Dolidh Young 

I started off my G+ life in beta... A time that was very difficult for me as I'd lost my father to cancer the year before and I was still grieving pretty badly. Focusing on putting positive energy into something gave me a push to get social again and not just spending my time moping about the house.

And in turn, by being more interested in doing things, I started to get out the house a bit more, travelling around Scotland doing things I want to do and seeing people I love to hang around with... All pretty much documented on my G+ profile. I use G+ like a blog and a vlog.

G+ has really encouraged me to be expressive, creative and a little bit wacky with the new people I've met through posts and hangouts. It's a place I feel I can be myself ^_^ Happy and accepted.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Diniz Chico - Lisbon, Portugal +Diniz Chico 

Well after a traumatic experience with Facebook, had decided to say "no more Social Sites." Completely unmotivated, spent almost 6 months without dedicating myself to my woods, that i always treated as an hobby and a way to relax my mind. But last December one of my sons, said to me: Why not Google +?? Immediately i reply nooo. He argued that it was a different system, but my Noo, prevailed. But i kept that in mind!! Huummm? Google +? Didn't never heard about it and decided to see. 

So i opened my account just for fun and had a circle about Photography, just to see what happened. I upload a few pics of my works and that's it. For 2 or 3 weeks after i even remember i had a new account. When i opened it one day, i noticed that some people had shown interest in what i was doing. Well I felt very cherished by the interest and the comments i received daily and since then i never stopped. And now i found myself like a "Phoenix" reborn from the ashes, always with new projects in my mind to make !! So a BIG thank you to all the Google Art Community..:)

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Nils Hitze (Kojote) - Bayern, Germany +Nils Hitze 

I was one of the first German users here and from Day one G+ feels like the home i had (in the Internet) back in my days as an Admin of Tutorials.de ... and it get's better every freakin day. I had this on Twitter, in the beginning. But not in this quantity.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Daniel Koeker - Riverside, California, USA +Daniel Koeker 

I joined Google+ when it was in beta, mostly because a) it was a Google product and b) because I was in beta and others weren't so neener neener. I wasn't sure what I expected when I came here, and goodness knows G+ has changed enough over the short time I've been here. It's quite unlike anything I've experienced from a social network before, and that sounds like an advertisement, but I've really, genuinely enjoyed myself here.

I've met a number of people who were complete strangers that I now talk to on a regular basis. I met people who are now voices of the G+ community. I've hungout with total strangers, talked about various topics, watched shows, got exposed to Doctor Who, and for some reason there are nearly five thousand people who have me in their circles. That is so weird to me.

What I've found here is a tight-knit community of intelligent people from all over the place. I've done more than I could have imagined here so far, and unlike other social networks that have felt like a chore, this is something I actually look forward to. As cool as G+ may be in design, it's the people that make it up, and some of the best people I know are all here; and the best part is that I wouldn't have known them at all if not for G+. I'd say that's pretty nifty.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Jamie Crouthamel - Charleston, South Carolina, USA +Jamie Crouthamel 

What Google+ has done for me is to present an amazing and fascinating group of people who have accepted me for exactly who I am. The ideas, thoughts, photos and work I post here have sparked incredible conversations and connected me to a network of people that encourage me and hold me accountable for being my most authentic self. 

Who knew people I have never met in person can help me to become the best version of myself? Google+ took the social network and elevated it to a network of intelligent, passionate individuals who have created the perfect environment for ideas and community to blossom.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Paul Stickland - Dorset, United Kingdom +Paul Stickland 

I joined G+ when my working life spirits were at a low ebb. I was drawing towards the end of a four year legal dispute that had seen all my best selling children's books out of print along with a subsequent cessation of royalties. I had been exploring the possibilities of selling my artwork via the world of Print on Demand during this time and guessed that G+ would be a great form of promotion for this.

In days I realised that it would be so much more!

I was talking to scientists, 3D printers, photographers, fellow illustrators, authors, artists, programmers, geeks and stars, WOW!

Artists, illustrators, authors can lead quite isolated lives and this huge rush of stimulation has been incredibly energising.

With the amazing benefit of the crowd-editing we enjoy here, you have all encouraged me to create so much new work this last year, work that I truly feel is closer to my true self than that coaxed out of me by 'professional' editors, whose decisions are, quite reasonably, driven by commercial imperatives.

However this intelligent and informed crowd-editing has resulted in a huge body of work, which in turn has led to a great deal of interest from the big publishing houses. What can I say?

Not just for this but for the friendship and humour shared with new friends around the planet, Thank You!  

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Brooke Johnson - Rogers, Arkansas, USA +Brooke Johnson 

Google+ first drew me with its Facebook-and-Twitter-but-better appeal. I was one of the first plussers, jumping in while it was still in beta, and it was interesting feeling my way around the new digital space, slowly finding interesting people to toss in my circles. After my first post last July, I’ve circled 900 people, and I’m flattered to say that over 1700 people have circled me—a number which seems to grow every day. Sometimes, I’m not sure why people circle me. I’m just a goofy girl who posts about writing and other things—Doctor Who, steampunk, science, publishing insights, various nerd-doms, music and movies I love, and random things I find interesting or pretty or funny. I guess people like that, or they wouldn’t keep circling me. :)
 
I have never had so much fun on a social network as I do on Google+, and when I go there, I can easily spend over an hour just talking to people. Actually talking. Conversations. That’s what I love about it. Everything I say means something. I’m talking to friends and having important discussions about science and fiction and what ifs, and of course, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, who are very important topics. When I post something new, I feel like people are listening, and I feel like these people, separated by a few states or countries or sometimes oceans, that we’re all a big family, that we would do next to anything for each other. I consider a lot of people on Google+ as friends, and if I’m ever in close proximity to some of them, I will definitely let them know so we can meet up and have real life hijinks.
 
Now, I don’t interact will all 900 of the people in my circles or the 1700 people who have circled me, but there are a good 100 or more people that no matter what they post, I’m going to read it. I’m going to comment or +1 or share it, because they’re just that fascinating and fun.
 
As a writer, I’ve found Google+ to be a great place to talk about writing with other writers, whether they be novelists or screenwriters or poets, at all levels of experience. It’s a great place to mine information, test waters for an idea, share stories and updates about my writing experiences, talk about books, and debate about this publishing method or that one. It’s a community. And on the flipside, I feel like I’ve really connected with readers (who are sometimes writers too). I can talk about my book to people who actually care, who want to know how my next book is going so they know when they’ll get to read it. I have fans on Google+, people who will support my writing in any way that they can, and that’s fantastic. My experience as a writer on Google+ has shifted my focus from sales numbers and ratings and reviews to readers, to people who love books as much as I do, who love my books (or will, once I have more published). I feel like these people will stick with me and support me as long as I’m putting books out, and they make me feel like my writing and my books are worth it. They make me feel like I’m worth it.

I love that Sean has me in his Cool People that Matter circle (I hope that’s what it’s really called. It should be, if it isn’t already). I love that I stand out in a sea of other writers, artists, curators, and generally awesome people. I love that I matter to someone I’ve never met, that I’m interesting enough to be singled out, especially when we’re constantly bombarded from all sides with this picture and that video and ooh look! a funny gif and an interesting article, and so on. I feel like I’ve actually made connections with people I never would have met had I not tried this new social front, and I don’t think I ever would have really showcased myself—who I am, what I like—as I well as I have on Google+. And really, I’m more myself there than anywhere else.
 
Google+ is my digital home, where I can talk and discuss and rant and promote and share without constraints, without judgment, without hesitation, and I love it.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Laurie M +Laurie M  

When I first came to G+, in was still very new, but even so I was in complete awe and wonder over all that I found here. It was different from all the other places that I had been and tried and never really connected with, as well as different from the places that I had connected with. I'm very active other places, but my activities there are more targeted. Here the things I find speak to my heart, my mind, my soul and my spirit like nowhere else.

This place speaks the artistic side of me. I've found beautiful stories, music, videos and images from true artists in not just paint, but in photography, stories, poetry, music, mixed media, technology and so many other ways that I'd never dreamed of before it simply astounds me daily. 

I'm inspired by the true heart that I find in the people and their stories and experiences. The open their hearts and allow me in and in doing so they simply speak to my heart and my mind and move me in so many unexpected ways, I'm once again in awe and wonder.

I've enjoyed the interest, love and support of such beautiful and interesting people from all over my own nation and even further afield, throughout the world. I've even discovered some true friends in people that I would never otherwise have had an opportunity to have talked to let alone developed a relationship with. My life is all the richer for having these people and these experiences in it and even if I never were to speak to them again, they have changed me forever and hold a special place in my heart that is all their own. 

So in answer to your inquiry of what are my favorite things, the beauty of the people and all the wonders I see daily would have to be my favorite things and what has it meant to me, it's meant I've found people that speak to my heart and have enriched by life in their own unique and individual ways and I believe that they've changed me for the better.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Sarah Hill - Columbia, Missouri, USA +Sarah Hill 

Google Plus Hangouts are a magic carpet that can take you around the block or around the world in a matter of minutes.  Hangouts are a free broadcast tower in the middle of a powerful crowdsourcing tool where businesses have the ability not only to find customers but connect with them face to face.  More on the emerging #humanmedia movement here.  

http://www.sarahhillstories.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-new-human-media-movement-via-google.html 

Human Media > Texty Tweets.  Live tweeting may be today but live hanging is definitely tomorrow.  :) 

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Denise Morgan Kalicki - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA +Denise Morgan Kalicki 

I can in on invite last July and knew no one!  But I could tell, right away, I had found my community!  Oh the things I saw and read, the wonders of the beautiful photography being shared, the wisdoms, and openness of sharing/trading/engaging ideas.  By the end of Oct. sparked by an idea raised in a post, I created the G+LeapYear Day Project- A day in the life of G+. 

The project asked that everyone on our +1 day of the year (Feb. 29th) submit a photo that showed some part of their life.  That was a wild, wooly and crazy day! 

I met wonderful people here, such as you Sean, the man who shared delightful movie shorts that made me laugh or haz a sad.  People play DJ, sharing playlists and videos.  We have hangouts that are magic! We have covert cupids, secret santas, and many heartwarming fund raisers. We have joined together to stop child abusers +Plussers Against Child Exploitation to help keep those idiots off G+ and continue to keep this a safe community.  

We all, now have good new friends, teachers and communities build over the net that joins us.  We can HiRL, hangout, watch stars being born, be interviewed for a news show in Missouri, get zombized, and best of all, all the food porn!  Oh the places we will go!  Even if we are bedridden because others can take us along via hangouts. I love G+ because of the wonderful people here.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Bearman Cartoons - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA +Bearman Cartoons 

When I first got an invite to join Google Plus, I ignored it. I was already on twitter (@bearmancartoons) and on Facebook both as a profile (https://www.facebook.com/bearmancartoons) and a page (https://
www.facebook.com/Beartoons). Why did I need yet another social media outlet. After the fifth email, I said what the heck and signed up.

Within the first few days I noticed something different that the other two lacked. Facebook is almost like a club where you have to know someone to get in. We have to know each other to “friend” one another and converse. For someone who draws cartoons for fun, that seemed great for my real life friends but horrible for creating new online ones.

With twitter, there was another issue. It gave me the ability to follow anyone and there was no obligation or expectation that they would follow me back. I could see what they had to say and even respond. Problem was, it is a pain trying to follow a conversation on twitter especially if you aren’t there in the beginning.

That is the difference I saw in Google Plus. I had the ability to follow whomever I wanted and we could engage in a conversation that was easy to follow as it was all in one place. The best of Facebook combined with the best of Twitter. In fact I posted this cartoon to show how I saw the difference between Google Plus and some other social media outlets. http://beartoons.com/2011/08/28/why-google-plus-is-better-than/


So I started circling people. About 200 based on my interests of cartoons, learning and Cincinnati. Some followed me back and some didn’t. Many I knew from other social media already. Where I think most people get frustrated with Google Plus is the expectation that everyone you circle will automatically circle you back. Not true. The next step is to actually ENGAGE with the people you circle. That gives them a better idea of who you are and gives them more of a reason to want to circle you back.

Three months in and this was the result: http://beartoons.com/2011/11/27/social-media-love/

And that was before circle shares.

I thought that all this would lead to more people visiting my site. Guess what? It didn’t. But it didn’t matter. I realized that I now had two equally engaging outlets for my work. In addition, I could post other thoughts and finds that don’t work well with my blog but are perfect for Google Plus.

One of those things was drawing caricatures. Sure I have done caricatures of politicians and celebrities in the past but avoided real people for some reason with a few giveaways on my blog. Inspired by Googlers like +byron rempel and +Cliff Roth, I started doing caricatures of other Google Plus members and started calling them “Muggings”. Anyone circling me could get on the list, but those who commissioned me would move to the front of the line. And because I am lucky enough to have a full time job, this was bonus money. 

So instead of having people pay me I could support one of my favorite charities, Crayons to Computers (http://www.crayons2computers.org/). This organization makes sure students and teachers in the Cincinnati area have the school supplies they need to be successful. So instead of paying me directly, I would have the person donate money directly to C2C in honor of Bearman Cartoons. So not only did they get their caricature but also get the tax write off!!! So I can play around on Google Plus, draw some pictures and raise money for charity. How cool is that?!!

So then I wanted to see the power of Google Plus. Using my own money, I promised to donate $1 to a DC comic led fight to combat hunger in Africa for every share of a video describing the program. https:/
/plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/WUpMKa2eiQf

Several days later I announced the total of 387 shares of the video which spread the message to more people than I ever would on my blog. https://plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/ gNaH8VSSuEc

Which led me to May 2012. For four years on my website, I have done a charity challenge where I will donate more and more money for my readers to take on certain challenges. Challenges included paying for every new twitter/facebook follower, guest cartoons, among other things. (http://beartoons.com/ 2012/04/29/bearman-cartoons-charity-challenge-2012/) In the first three years, I put a limit on what I would spend and never hit it. This year with the help of Googlers, I hit the goal within 3 weeks. In addition, for the first time I promised to match donations to Crayons to Computers and several Googlers stepped up including, Ann Marie Dwyer , Liz Krane and Shani Hiraoka.

The support I have gotten from both my work and my fundraising efforts has been nothing short of amazing. What I think is sad, is that I have found myself at times checking into Google Plus before I even check my own blog. Well maybe not that sad.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Andrew Coffman (Firkked) - Oakley, California, USA +Andrew Coffman 

I heard about Google Plus just as the Beta was coming to a close and I pestered a Facebook friend for an invite (who is no longer active here).

Once here I found a great community that wasn't out to maximize friends for digital trinkets in online games or ranting about divisive issues with no hope of rational discourse, instead I found a community of diverse interests and a sincere desire to engage.

I had heard of engagement in social media, but never understood the context before my time on G+. I had control of both my message and who saw it, later I had control of how I saw others presenting their own messages.

Since I have been here I have been a part of helping others in real life through donations, wish lists, social activism, teaching, learning,  debates and live discussions in the hangout feature.

I have been able to share with others the audio-visual peeks into my little corner of the world and others have inspired me to share parts of my life I would have never shared in other outlets.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Matthew Rappaport  - Bayside, New York City, New York, USA +matthew rappaport 

The Google+ Experience has and continues to be all about The People or YOU+ (as I like to post it). There are many social experiences online through many websites that have offered very cool  moments but G+ is the first one where people have gone all out in meeting others & interacting with complete strangers. It didn't take long to find people on the stream and through Hangouts to make the entire PLUSperience become more 4D than any that has come before.

There are no limits on how you can use PLUS and be creative, dive deep in head first showing the world not just your passions & life but YOU+ , your full personality. It's pretty amazing to show the world YOU+ through what you enjoy and easy to pick up on others by what they post, how they are in hangouts and eventually getting to +HIRL  (Hangout in Real Life) with them to make it a FULL, Complete CIRCLE!

I don't just say I have online friends or people I talk to online but I really do have brand new friends as well as people that I've now known over a year that are some of my best friends. There are so many on here with so much to share from art & music to comedy & culinary skills to humanitarian efforts and a whole lot that is nothing short of #awesomesauce !

Each day I'm excited to see what my friends are posting as it leads to discovering new things, new people and what's going on in the world! Nowhere else has people involving people in such a selfless way to really engage and truly mean something more. 

As a new PLUS day came around, I found myself going for it and posting what I wanted to, when I wanted to. People laughed at me for using hashtags, mocked me for not understanding my humor or style and even thought I posted way too much but they were in a minority. It's actually refreshing to have diverse opinions and people not being afraid to express themselves here which is a big part of what makes it great. 

After the beta summer of Google+ and hanging out many hours to the point of seeing the sunrise more than I ever did before before sleeping, I decided to create a Hangout Chat/Interview show called Hangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport to showcase people I've met on G+ and not just what they do but who they are and to show the world how awesome the entire Hangout / PLUSperience actually is. 

This lead to many G+ Pages and organizing the 1st H.I.R.L. in NYC back in Feb 2012 and just having a second amazing time in August with #nychirl2 . People from Google+ are part of my daily online AND offline life & it has made my world become so much more incredible & Plustastic than ever before! I even had the pleasure of meeting, photowalking , breaking bread & rocking out with the author who is a lot of fun and truly cares with his true dedication here that you can see in his every post and of course, +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS  FTW! 

I look forward to what's to come and would suggest that you start by posting what you love, resharing stuff that amuses you, searching for keywords that do it for you to find even more people & content to add to your PLUSworld. And.. Definitely HANGOUT! Once you do, you'll be hooked, looped & circled! 

#googleplus   #gplusmeanstome   #whatiloveaboutgplus   #enthusiasm   #mystory  

image | rsablogs.org.uk | Jack Robson___

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2014-10-19 02:36:02 (32 comments, 76 reshares, 789 +1s)Open 

Daleks Trying to Get On a London Bus, 1960s

This is a great, vintage photo of Daleks trying to board a London bus in the 60s (and apparently their "Exterminate" mantra didn't help any). ha!

Side Note: I re-watched the "School Reunion" episode again and it struck me how intensely bittersweet (and spot on) many of Sarah Jane's bits of dialogue were with The Doctor. It beautifully wove in what was happening with Rose, I fell in love with K9 all over again, and I thought the ending was lovely, to use a word. Every now and then, I get completely surprised once more with certain Doctor Who episodes...

About School Reunion

The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor... more »

Daleks Trying to Get On a London Bus, 1960s

This is a great, vintage photo of Daleks trying to board a London bus in the 60s (and apparently their "Exterminate" mantra didn't help any). ha!

Side Note: I re-watched the "School Reunion" episode again and it struck me how intensely bittersweet (and spot on) many of Sarah Jane's bits of dialogue were with The Doctor. It beautifully wove in what was happening with Rose, I fell in love with K9 all over again, and I thought the ending was lovely, to use a word. Every now and then, I get completely surprised once more with certain Doctor Who episodes...

About School Reunion

The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor and Rose, re-united with Sarah Jane Smith and K9 can prevent them from becoming masters of time and space.

#doctorwho   #doctorwhofans   #dalek   #london   #vintagephotography  

via/ myvintagelondon.tumblr.com___

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2014-10-18 06:35:41 (3 comments, 50 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Two Fans Quest To Find Every Location From Every Fandom

Two Finnish girls living in the UK are on a quest to seek out the locations from all their favorite TV shows and movies. They’re off to a pretty solid start.

Note: Back in the 90s, I lived with two Finnish girls in Prague. They were awesome! Hanna and Nina! Full circle and all that...

#fandom   #HarryPotter   #DoctorWho   #Torchwood   #Sherlock   #Merlin  

via/ http://bit.ly/FandomFotos

Two Fans Quest To Find Every Location From Every Fandom

Two Finnish girls living in the UK are on a quest to seek out the locations from all their favorite TV shows and movies. They’re off to a pretty solid start.

Note: Back in the 90s, I lived with two Finnish girls in Prague. They were awesome! Hanna and Nina! Full circle and all that...

#fandom   #HarryPotter   #DoctorWho   #Torchwood   #Sherlock   #Merlin  

via/ http://bit.ly/FandomFotos___

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2014-10-17 05:24:09 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

My Friends Are Real Ones...

When I comment on your posts, or share your posts ... you are one of the real ones. When we talk offline or share a text, you are a real one. When we are completely honest with each other and bare our souls together in a PM, that's another time when you know you are a "real one" to me.

When I support you and posts about your artwork, or music, or job search, or work status, or Kickstarter project etc., that is me telling you that you are absolutely a real one to me.

Goodnight, all. See you on the flipside tomorrow...

#realone   #friendship   #friends   #relationships  

via/ http://theheatheredlife.blogspot.com/2014/01/5-friends-every-girl-needs.html?m=1

My Friends Are Real Ones...

When I comment on your posts, or share your posts ... you are one of the real ones. When we talk offline or share a text, you are a real one. When we are completely honest with each other and bare our souls together in a PM, that's another time when you know you are a "real one" to me.

When I support you and posts about your artwork, or music, or job search, or work status, or Kickstarter project etc., that is me telling you that you are absolutely a real one to me.

Goodnight, all. See you on the flipside tomorrow...

#realone   #friendship   #friends   #relationships  

via/ http://theheatheredlife.blogspot.com/2014/01/5-friends-every-girl-needs.html?m=1___

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2014-10-17 04:05:10 (11 comments, 11 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Looking Up at the Stars

Luckily, on my rural farm, the sky is wide open, dark (nearest house lights are far away) and remarkably beautiful all the time in the fall and winter. It feels like I can reach up and touch the sky. Each night I walk out to the barn and feed & play with my dogs.

When I walk back, I stare up at the stars and it's incredible every single time. I'm constantly intrigued by space and the Beyond (and always have been). The stars (and the mysteries of space) calm me and get my mind thinking. It is definitely my "zen" time (nod to +brian james for the term...)

Calvin and Hobbes called this one right!

#underthestars   #stargazing   #calvinandhobbes   #thenightsky   #watchingthestars   #space   #zen  

Looking Up at the Stars

Luckily, on my rural farm, the sky is wide open, dark (nearest house lights are far away) and remarkably beautiful all the time in the fall and winter. It feels like I can reach up and touch the sky. Each night I walk out to the barn and feed & play with my dogs.

When I walk back, I stare up at the stars and it's incredible every single time. I'm constantly intrigued by space and the Beyond (and always have been). The stars (and the mysteries of space) calm me and get my mind thinking. It is definitely my "zen" time (nod to +brian james for the term...)

Calvin and Hobbes called this one right!

#underthestars   #stargazing   #calvinandhobbes   #thenightsky   #watchingthestars   #space   #zen  ___

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2014-10-17 03:21:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

When it's gone, it's gone. Forever. Good article over at VOX. h/t to +Motavis Jones for this!

___When it's gone, it's gone. Forever. Good article over at VOX. h/t to +Motavis Jones for this!

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2014-10-17 03:02:43 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Lost In Translation

As we head deeper into fall, with winter about to rear its head, it's a good time to start stockpiling some movies for those cold, home-bound days ahead. Lost In Translation is brilliant on many levels, and its low-key approach by director Sofia Coppola was executed with a nice, sloppy precision. I say that in a good way - it felt organic and never too forced. It's one of those films that pulls you into the story line, and doesn't let you go until the film has been finished for a while. 

Review by Roger Ebert

Bill Murray's acting in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" is surely one of the most exquisitely controlled performances in recent movies. Without it, the film could be unwatchable. With it, I can't take my eyes away.  Not for a second, not for a frame, does his focus relax, and yet it seemse... more »

Lost In Translation

As we head deeper into fall, with winter about to rear its head, it's a good time to start stockpiling some movies for those cold, home-bound days ahead. Lost In Translation is brilliant on many levels, and its low-key approach by director Sofia Coppola was executed with a nice, sloppy precision. I say that in a good way - it felt organic and never too forced. It's one of those films that pulls you into the story line, and doesn't let you go until the film has been finished for a while. 

Review by Roger Ebert

Bill Murray's acting in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" is surely one of the most exquisitely controlled performances in recent movies. Without it, the film could be unwatchable. With it, I can't take my eyes away.  Not for a second, not for a frame, does his focus relax, and yet it seems effortless. It's sometimes said of an actor that we can't see him acting. I can't even see him not acting. He seems to be existing, merely existing, in the situation created for him by Sofia Coppola.

She has one objective: She wants to show two people lonely in vast foreign Tokyo and coming to the mutual realization that their lives are stuck. Perhaps what they're looking for is the same thing I've heard we seek in marriage: A witness. Coppola wants to get that note right. There isn't a viewer who doesn't expect Bob Harris and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) to end up in love, or having sex, or whatever. We've met Charlotte's husband John (Giovanni Ribisi). We expect him to return unexpectedly from his photo shoot and surprise them together. These expectations have been sculpted, one chip of Hollywood's chisel after another, in tens of thousands of films. The last thing we expect is… what would probably actually happen. They share loneliness.

One of the strengths of Coppola's screenplay is that her people and everything they do are believable. Unlike the characters in most movies, they don't quickly sense they belong together, and they don't immediately want to be together. Coppola keeps them apart for a noticeably long time. They don't know they're the Girl and the Boy. They don't have a Meet Cute. We grow to know them separately.

Read the full review here:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-lost-in-translation-2003

#lostintranslation   #sofiacoppola   #tokyo   #japan   #loneliness   #film   #movie  

Lost In Translation trailer

P.S. The soundtrack, as I recall, was cool.___

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2014-10-16 05:36:30 (40 comments, 10 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 

Ultimate Geek Wedding Rings

Look, we've waited long enough. I've been watching the March of Time with same-sex weddings for many, many years, and while (is it 30 states now?) many states allow weddings now, Ohio is FAR from being a part of this changing National movement. Thanks, Gov. Kasich, aka Dickhead.

One way or another, wherever we are, I AM going to marry +Blaine Hall and he will have whatever damn jewel-encrusted, diamond-laced ring he wants. Period. Now, if he wanted, say, a #g33k ring that was cool, you know, something along the lines of Star Wars or Indiana Jones, then I would beam even more!

We lead a simple life: we love others, we help others, and we try not to have an actual horror movie here on our isolated farm. We want what anyone else would want: acceptance, love, to be a part of something greater. No, this isn't a political... more »

Ultimate Geek Wedding Rings

Look, we've waited long enough. I've been watching the March of Time with same-sex weddings for many, many years, and while (is it 30 states now?) many states allow weddings now, Ohio is FAR from being a part of this changing National movement. Thanks, Gov. Kasich, aka Dickhead.

One way or another, wherever we are, I AM going to marry +Blaine Hall and he will have whatever damn jewel-encrusted, diamond-laced ring he wants. Period. Now, if he wanted, say, a #g33k ring that was cool, you know, something along the lines of Star Wars or Indiana Jones, then I would beam even more!

We lead a simple life: we love others, we help others, and we try not to have an actual horror movie here on our isolated farm. We want what anyone else would want: acceptance, love, to be a part of something greater. No, this isn't a political post (longtime followers know better from me. That's not my "thing.") But I will fight to the death for equality and fairness, until Ohio joins the 21st century. And until we can be legally married here in Ohio.

We WILL be married and we'll be just as happy or unhappy as any other married couple out there. Nothing else to see here. Move along. Time to talk about real issues.... Are you ready, Blaine? I am.

#samesexequality   #gaymarriage   #tyingtheknot   #gettinghitched   #johnkasichsucks   #Ohio  

via/ http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/10/18/creatively-cool-collection-of-geek-wedding-rings.html___

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2014-10-16 04:24:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Always loved the work of +Charles C. Dowd and will gladly share anything #cthulhu . Especially with the #kidthulhu  kicker...!

First day backers, you are going to SCORE!

#illustrationart   #kickstarter   #indieartistsupport  

h/t to +Kyla Myers for catching my eye in the stream! xoxo

Kidthulhu on Kickstarter
Starting tomorrow, Thursday October 16th at 10am EST, Kidthulhu will be live on Kickstarter! First day backers will receive a couple cool perks, so don't delay!

#Kidthulhu is a collaborative project featuring fellow Plussers +Martin E. Brandt II and +Jess Boudrie among others. I hope you'll all take a moment to check it out and consider supporting our campaign. Thank you all! ^^(;,;)^^

http://kidthulhu.com/kickstarter

#Comics___Always loved the work of +Charles C. Dowd and will gladly share anything #cthulhu . Especially with the #kidthulhu  kicker...!

First day backers, you are going to SCORE!

#illustrationart   #kickstarter   #indieartistsupport  

h/t to +Kyla Myers for catching my eye in the stream! xoxo

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2014-10-14 23:12:41 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Hand-crafted Steel Dragon Sculptures

It's hard to believe that they are made from steel, but they are. Lovingly fashioned into amazing features, with intricate detail and beautiful colours. After they are made, they are galvanised to prevent rusting, and then the colours are applied. You can choose the colour of your dragon, whether it has white teeth, and the colour of its eyes.

No two dragons are ever the same, and they are individually numbered on the base, making them true collectors' items.

I like the Large Welsh Dueling Dragon. 

#dragon   #dragonsculptures   #sculptureart   #steeldragon   #outdoorart   #fantasyart  

http://www.wildlifeservices.co.uk/dragonsculptures.html

Hand-crafted Steel Dragon Sculptures

It's hard to believe that they are made from steel, but they are. Lovingly fashioned into amazing features, with intricate detail and beautiful colours. After they are made, they are galvanised to prevent rusting, and then the colours are applied. You can choose the colour of your dragon, whether it has white teeth, and the colour of its eyes.

No two dragons are ever the same, and they are individually numbered on the base, making them true collectors' items.

I like the Large Welsh Dueling Dragon. 

#dragon   #dragonsculptures   #sculptureart   #steeldragon   #outdoorart   #fantasyart  

http://www.wildlifeservices.co.uk/dragonsculptures.html___

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2014-10-14 12:12:15 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The Visit

Haven't had more than a few hours sleep over the last three nights and it's all because of pain in the nerve ends of one tooth. So I got an emergency appt. today and hopefully I can be human again after this afternoon. This is about the closest I've ever felt to being a zombie. Haven't had anything like this pain in years...

Love this image .. so true. I'm pretty sure this is going to be either a good day or a very messed-up day. Not sure which yet...

#dentist   #painful   #necessaryevil  

The Visit

Haven't had more than a few hours sleep over the last three nights and it's all because of pain in the nerve ends of one tooth. So I got an emergency appt. today and hopefully I can be human again after this afternoon. This is about the closest I've ever felt to being a zombie. Haven't had anything like this pain in years...

Love this image .. so true. I'm pretty sure this is going to be either a good day or a very messed-up day. Not sure which yet...

#dentist   #painful   #necessaryevil  ___

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2014-10-12 04:34:58 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Hey Bartender!

This popped-up I think on Showtime today and I was hooked. I was fascinated by the players and central stories and couldn't stop watching it. I did a post earlier in the week talking about Scotch and the old days, and this movie was compelling and quite interesting, IMHO.

I'm addicted to storytelling and to DOCS in general and I was curious to see how the various story lines played themselves out. An interesting #documentary about the resurgence of cocktail bars in the USA.

Plot

The documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending. After being injured a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer... more »

Hey Bartender!

This popped-up I think on Showtime today and I was hooked. I was fascinated by the players and central stories and couldn't stop watching it. I did a post earlier in the week talking about Scotch and the old days, and this movie was compelling and quite interesting, IMHO.

I'm addicted to storytelling and to DOCS in general and I was curious to see how the various story lines played themselves out. An interesting #documentary about the resurgence of cocktail bars in the USA.

Plot

The documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending. After being injured a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name. Featuring the most famous bartenders in the world along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.

#heybartender   #cocktails   #cocktailbars   #nyc   #speakeasy   #artofcocktails  

Hey Bartender Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Documentary HD___

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2014-10-12 03:49:46 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Love Doesn't Choose

I would not be able to look +Blaine Hall in the eye if I didn't mention today as being National Coming Out Day. He's the militant one in the family: I just want to marry him someday here in our fu&^%ed up State of Ohio. 

All of you who have never gone through this in your life will never understand how supremely difficult and gut-wrenching this is for many of us in the LGBTQ Community. Many young people get kicked out of their homes and their families disown them. Violence sometimes occurs. It's heart-breaking to hear the stories.

A few years back, we took a stand with other locals and attended the first-ever Defiance Pride event (right in the middle of the Rust Belt). Later, a video I took was picked up nationally by The Rachel Maddow Show blog and that was very cool. (links in the original post).

My dad told me hel... more »

Love Doesn't Choose

I took this photo two years ago in Defiance, Ohio - and it's still one of my favorites. That year, the first ever Pride event was held, and no one knew what to expect as we are in Ohio and somewhat in the Bible Belt. All was good, and it was a grand day.

She was so proud when she held up this sign for me to take a picture. Beaming, actually. One of the simplest, and most profound statements I've ever read.

Love Doesn't Choose...

Original Post: https://plus.google.com/103333429938529668020/posts/CZ3nBVNtojX

A Moving Video from the Pride event founder that I shot:
Seth Schlegel Welcomes Everyone to Defiance, Ohio 1st Pride LGBTQ Pride Event

Alex Wojtas Sings "Born This Way' at 1st Ever Defiance, Ohio Pride Event:
Alex Wojtas Sings "Born This Way' at 1st Ever Defiance, Ohio Pride Event

(That last one was mentioned on The Rachel Maddow Show blog, so that was very cool).

So - if you ever wonder if you can hold a Pride event in your small, Midwestern town, the answer is a loud: Yes!___Love Doesn't Choose

I would not be able to look +Blaine Hall in the eye if I didn't mention today as being National Coming Out Day. He's the militant one in the family: I just want to marry him someday here in our fu&^%ed up State of Ohio. 

All of you who have never gone through this in your life will never understand how supremely difficult and gut-wrenching this is for many of us in the LGBTQ Community. Many young people get kicked out of their homes and their families disown them. Violence sometimes occurs. It's heart-breaking to hear the stories.

A few years back, we took a stand with other locals and attended the first-ever Defiance Pride event (right in the middle of the Rust Belt). Later, a video I took was picked up nationally by The Rachel Maddow Show blog and that was very cool. (links in the original post).

My dad told me he loved me no matter what when he knew about me, and my mom eventually came around. But for so many youths of today, it is still one of the hardest things they will ever do in their lives....

#nationalcomingoutday   #LGBTQ   #lovedoesntchoose   #NationalComingOutDay  

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2014-10-12 03:20:03 (66 comments, 84 reshares, 413 +1s)Open 

3D Printed Guitars: Moving Steampunk Gears, a Spiderweb Theme for Halloween and More

I always see the posts form +Michael Vaughan talking about 3D printing and I wondered who was printing guitars...

3D printing is becoming a huge thing. People are finding all sorts of uses for it, from the medical field to cars. Now musicians can get in on the action as guitar maker ODD Guitars is putting out some pretty awesome guitars whose bodies are 100% 3D printed, creating some really unique and out there designs, from spiderwebs (complete with spiders) to the American flag (‘Murica!) to honeycombs with bees.

Below is a gallery of the guitars as well as a video demonstration of the guitars and their tones. My recommendation is to watch the video just to see the Tele-esque guitar in action because all those cogs and gears actually move! It’s badass! I seriously want one!more »

3D Printed Guitars: Moving Steampunk Gears, a Spiderweb Theme for Halloween and More

I always see the posts form +Michael Vaughan talking about 3D printing and I wondered who was printing guitars...

3D printing is becoming a huge thing. People are finding all sorts of uses for it, from the medical field to cars. Now musicians can get in on the action as guitar maker ODD Guitars is putting out some pretty awesome guitars whose bodies are 100% 3D printed, creating some really unique and out there designs, from spiderwebs (complete with spiders) to the American flag (‘Murica!) to honeycombs with bees.

Below is a gallery of the guitars as well as a video demonstration of the guitars and their tones. My recommendation is to watch the video just to see the Tele-esque guitar in action because all those cogs and gears actually move! It’s badass! I seriously want one!

About 2min in or so see MOVING gears inside the #steampunk   guitar (that was cool) and watch the whole video to see how different styles sound!

The Sound of 3D Printed Guitars

#guitar   #3dprinting   #3dprinted   #music   #musicalinstruments  

via/ http://bit.ly/3DGuitars___

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2014-10-11 21:30:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I will always help where I can, and so will +Helping Others. I'm behind anyone who advances causes and enjoys the work they do. Here you go, +Eileen A. McAllister! 

2 more days of voting, I believe...  Go vote!

Little Help from His Friends

That's what my friend's nephew, Jason, needs to win this, and continue making the world a better place.

Please go sign up and vote!!!  Please!  Jason works hard, and has done and will continue to do more and more good in the world.  Just read his bio, and tell me that you don't get goosebumps from what powerfully strong good deeds can come of strong will, determination, good will, and hard work.

You have to register with a valid email and password to vote, but that's it ... there is an option to receive a newsletter, but it is unchecked by default, and no further personal information is requested.

Please take a couple of minutes to check out Jason's work, cast your 7 allotted votes, and help him expand the good that he is doing #ftw !!!

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/89786/food/drink-more-good___I will always help where I can, and so will +Helping Others. I'm behind anyone who advances causes and enjoys the work they do. Here you go, +Eileen A. McAllister! 

2 more days of voting, I believe...  Go vote!

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2014-10-10 18:19:58 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

I'm working harder at motivating myself and others and this quote by #Gandhi  gets us started off on the right foot, I think.

#helpingothers   #motivationalquotes   #futureself  

Helping Others

Help in your community. Promote causes. Lend a hand to a neighbor. Volunteer! There are so many thing you can do TODAY that you will be proud of tomorrow. Sometimes the littlest things can make all the difference in the world. 

Help others today. Your future self will definitely thank you for it!

#helpingothers   #helpingpeople   #lendahelpinghand   #volunteer  

via/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/160003432/motivational-print-printable-typography___I'm working harder at motivating myself and others and this quote by #Gandhi  gets us started off on the right foot, I think.

#helpingothers   #motivationalquotes   #futureself  

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2014-10-10 04:25:03 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A Jigsaw Map Of SF That Visualizes Its Rich Literary History

John McMurtrie, book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, did “an amazing amount of researching and sleuthing” to source the quotes, says Huebert, who then transformed the selections into a flowing, hand-lettered topography of his adopted hometown--delineated by neighborhood, naturally (San Francisco adores its neighborhoods).

“I moved here about four years ago and it made an instant impression on me. It’s like nowhere else in the United States,” Huebert tells Co.Design. “The light at certain times of the day, how the weather changes from one hill to the next, the amazing people--it’s all an inspiration one way or another.” The project was originally developed as a poster, but the jigsaw adds a (literal) sense of depth, with 152 laser-cut wooden pieces that are interspersed with some surprisingshapes, includi... more »

A Jigsaw Map Of SF That Visualizes Its Rich Literary History

John McMurtrie, book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, did “an amazing amount of researching and sleuthing” to source the quotes, says Huebert, who then transformed the selections into a flowing, hand-lettered topography of his adopted hometown--delineated by neighborhood, naturally (San Francisco adores its neighborhoods).

“I moved here about four years ago and it made an instant impression on me. It’s like nowhere else in the United States,” Huebert tells Co.Design. “The light at certain times of the day, how the weather changes from one hill to the next, the amazing people--it’s all an inspiration one way or another.” The project was originally developed as a poster, but the jigsaw adds a (literal) sense of depth, with 152 laser-cut wooden pieces that are interspersed with some surprising shapes, including a seagull, bicycle, and VW bug.

Everyone from Hunter S. Thompson to Mark Twain to Herb Caen to Amy Tan has their own perfectly composed view represented, and Maria Popova over at Brainpickings has a complete list of the featured tomes. Check it out, tell your friends, but whatever you do: Don’t call it Frisco.

#literaryhistory   #sanfrancisco   #writers   #bayarea   #california   #jigsawpuzzle  

via/ http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669686/a-jigsaw-map-of-sf-that-visualizes-its-rich-literary-history

The List
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/04/26/literary-map-of-san-francisco-puzzle/___

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2014-10-10 04:13:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

CHAMBERS SF

Truly cool rock stars travel without much fanfare, preferring a low-key style to the predictable flash. Chambers Eat + Drink, a restaurant and lounge at San Francisco’s iconic rock n’ roll hotel, the Phoenix, favors a similar approach, with a menu, decor and ambiance that is equal parts substance and style. Apparently, there are 7,000 records there. Mmm, heaven...

It's a bit too clean for my RNR tastes, but it looks like it could be a good, expensive night out in The City, if yer looking for that...

#sanfrancisco   #chambers   #rocknroll   #albums   #records  

via/ http://retaildesignblog.net/2011/09/29/chambers-eat-drink-by-mr-important-design-san-francisco/

CHAMBERS SF

Truly cool rock stars travel without much fanfare, preferring a low-key style to the predictable flash. Chambers Eat + Drink, a restaurant and lounge at San Francisco’s iconic rock n’ roll hotel, the Phoenix, favors a similar approach, with a menu, decor and ambiance that is equal parts substance and style. Apparently, there are 7,000 records there. Mmm, heaven...

It's a bit too clean for my RNR tastes, but it looks like it could be a good, expensive night out in The City, if yer looking for that...

#sanfrancisco   #chambers   #rocknroll   #albums   #records  

via/ http://retaildesignblog.net/2011/09/29/chambers-eat-drink-by-mr-important-design-san-francisco/___

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2014-10-10 03:47:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Bonnie Bell: Come To Lip-Smacker Land For Your First Kiss

Do you remember your first kiss? Mine was in fourth grade. I never remembered her name, but I've never forgotten that Bonnie Bell lip smacker flavor on her lips: watermelon. I still remember that kiss to this day...

#throwbackthursdays   #bonniebell   #lipsmackingood   #firstkiss   #fourthgrade   #memories  

via/bunnycookie.com

Bonnie Bell: Come To Lip-Smacker Land For Your First Kiss

Do you remember your first kiss? Mine was in fourth grade. I never remembered her name, but I've never forgotten that Bonnie Bell lip smacker flavor on her lips: watermelon. I still remember that kiss to this day...

#throwbackthursdays   #bonniebell   #lipsmackingood   #firstkiss   #fourthgrade   #memories  

via/bunnycookie.com___

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2014-10-09 05:56:36 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

It's Almost That Time of Year. Blink, and It'll Be Here...

An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a Compass in the Stock and This Thing Which Tells Time.

What are your favorite lines...?

#achristmasstory  

It's Almost That Time of Year. Blink, and It'll Be Here...

An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a Compass in the Stock and This Thing Which Tells Time.

What are your favorite lines...?

#achristmasstory  ___

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2014-10-09 01:46:50 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Twisted Pottery from Mitchell Grafton

So much win in these works. Outrageous teapots, odd bottles, #skateboarding dogs, #steampunk  mice, contented cats, and really just a great, surreal take in general. Fantastical and sublime craftsmanship.

#pottery   #surrealistart   #surrealism   #fish   #octopus   #coolart  

via/ http://graftonpottery.blogspot.com/

More great works here:
http://artodyssey1.blogspot.com/2013/02/mitchell-grafton.html

Twisted Pottery from Mitchell Grafton

So much win in these works. Outrageous teapots, odd bottles, #skateboarding dogs, #steampunk  mice, contented cats, and really just a great, surreal take in general. Fantastical and sublime craftsmanship.

#pottery   #surrealistart   #surrealism   #fish   #octopus   #coolart  

via/ http://graftonpottery.blogspot.com/

More great works here:
http://artodyssey1.blogspot.com/2013/02/mitchell-grafton.html___

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2014-10-08 04:08:50 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

A Milestone Birthday & Looking for the Perfect Bottle of Single-Malt Scotch and a Good Cigar

It's been many years since I had a proper Scotch whiskey drink. I wouldn't even know where to start with picking out something good. I know there are $20k bottles out there, but I was hoping a few Scotch drinkers might have some late-night recommendations in a slightly lower price range.

In a few weeks, I'm having one of those milestone birthdays and I'd love to make it a grand weekend. So I need your help. Good values, the best-tasting Scotch you've ever had, a bottle I simply have to try, that sort of thing.

Oh, and cigars, too. I've enjoyed them on the random Las Vegas trip, but if there are any cigar lovers out there, what would you recommend? I want to go all out during this weekend and hopefully a few of you will give me... more »

A Milestone Birthday & Looking for the Perfect Bottle of Single-Malt Scotch and a Good Cigar

It's been many years since I had a proper Scotch whiskey drink. I wouldn't even know where to start with picking out something good. I know there are $20k bottles out there, but I was hoping a few Scotch drinkers might have some late-night recommendations in a slightly lower price range.

In a few weeks, I'm having one of those milestone birthdays and I'd love to make it a grand weekend. So I need your help. Good values, the best-tasting Scotch you've ever had, a bottle I simply have to try, that sort of thing.

Oh, and cigars, too. I've enjoyed them on the random Las Vegas trip, but if there are any cigar lovers out there, what would you recommend? I want to go all out during this weekend and hopefully a few of you will give me some good guidance. I'll pretend I'm in a hidden speakeasy and enjoy the hell out of the night. Let me know your ideas! Thanks!

#scotch   #scotchwhisky   #singlemalt   #singlemaltwhiskey   #cigar   #goodcigars   #bdaycelebration   #milestonebirthday  

via/ digitaldeconstruction.com

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/Luxury.aspx
(I think I'd be in heaven with that 50-year-old Glenfiddich bottle!)___

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2014-10-08 00:36:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

What wouldn't I pay for any part of this. Oh, man!

#starwarstuesday   #starwars   #storyboard   #collectibles   #filmmemorabilia   #g33k  

h/t to +Rich Gossweiler for the find!

Original StarWars Storyboard in Pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2014/oct/07/original-star-wars-storyboards-in-pictures___What wouldn't I pay for any part of this. Oh, man!

#starwarstuesday   #starwars   #storyboard   #collectibles   #filmmemorabilia   #g33k  

h/t to +Rich Gossweiler for the find!

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2014-10-08 00:23:45 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Bat & Butterfly Pocket-Watch by René Lalique

I saw this watch and I was transfixed. Wow. As dark as this side is, the reverse is all happy butterflies. Incredible craftsmanship!

‘Bat & Butterfly’ Pocket-watch, c.1899/1900, with an estimated value of €150,000 to 200,000, was sold for €696,750. Never before has a watch by René Lalique fetched such a high price. That’s a World Record! This is a clear indication of the interest being shown in Lalique watches by collectors who are otherwise hunting for rare pieces by Patek Philippe, Rolex or Breguet.

About Lalique

René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 5 May 1945, Paris) was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. He started a glassware firm, named after him, which stillremains success... more »

Bat & Butterfly Pocket-Watch by René Lalique

I saw this watch and I was transfixed. Wow. As dark as this side is, the reverse is all happy butterflies. Incredible craftsmanship!

‘Bat & Butterfly’ Pocket-watch, c.1899/1900, with an estimated value of €150,000 to 200,000, was sold for €696,750. Never before has a watch by René Lalique fetched such a high price. That’s a World Record! This is a clear indication of the interest being shown in Lalique watches by collectors who are otherwise hunting for rare pieces by Patek Philippe, Rolex or Breguet.

About Lalique

René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 5 May 1945, Paris) was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. He started a glassware firm, named after him, which still remains successful.

#lalique   #pocketwatch   #timepiece   #bat   #time   #horology  

via/ http://bit.ly/LaliqueBat

(see other works, and the other side of the watch at that link...)___

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2014-10-07 13:40:12 (45 comments, 33 reshares, 310 +1s)Open 

Commitment

Willie Nelson's guitar, a Martin N-20 classical named Trigger, has been with him since 1969. That is the definition of long-term commitment, and from one of the all-time greats. 

#willienelson   #guitar   #martinguitars   #commitment  

via/gardenandgun.com

Commitment

Willie Nelson's guitar, a Martin N-20 classical named Trigger, has been with him since 1969. That is the definition of long-term commitment, and from one of the all-time greats. 

#willienelson   #guitar   #martinguitars   #commitment  

via/gardenandgun.com___

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2014-10-06 04:48:38 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

The Brick Cell Phone - Cellular Phone System First Proposed in 1947!

Want to know the pitfalls of the old way of doing business back in the mid-to-late 20th century? Look no further than a lack of vision, risk aversion, and likely a bit of government hubris and more than a smidgen of intervention along the way. 

The "Brick" cell phone. The first cellular phone was the culmination of efforts begun at Bell Labs, which first proposed the idea of a cellular system in 1947, and continued to petition the FCC for channels through the 1950s and 1960s, and research conducted at Motorola.

In 1960, John F. Mitchell, an electrical engineer who graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, became Motorola's chief engineer for its mobile communication products. Model, circa mid-1970's.

I'm pulling this from wiki, so if anyone has... more »

The Brick Cell Phone - Cellular Phone System First Proposed in 1947!

Want to know the pitfalls of the old way of doing business back in the mid-to-late 20th century? Look no further than a lack of vision, risk aversion, and likely a bit of government hubris and more than a smidgen of intervention along the way. 

The "Brick" cell phone. The first cellular phone was the culmination of efforts begun at Bell Labs, which first proposed the idea of a cellular system in 1947, and continued to petition the FCC for channels through the 1950s and 1960s, and research conducted at Motorola.

In 1960, John F. Mitchell, an electrical engineer who graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, became Motorola's chief engineer for its mobile communication products. Model, circa mid-1970's.

I'm pulling this from wiki, so if anyone has better insight into why it took so long for cellular to be introduced (and to take off) in America, comment away.

#thebrick   #cellphone   #cellularphpne   #brickphone   #nostalgia  

via/ http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-brick-phone.htm___

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2014-10-05 08:12:59 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The Bazaar: Seeking Sellers on Google+

If you are selling anything, +The Bazaar wants to help you promote that! Maybe you're an #indieartist  who has original works, or reprints, or works for sale. You might be a #musician  who has music for sale. Or you're simply a person who's trying to sell some things via craigslist or even someone who's selling #antiques  & #collectibles .

It doesn't matter what you're selling: I set up this page as my antique store/souq/online market/antique mall. And I want to hear from SELLERS and from friends of sellers! Whether you're selling vintage jukeboxes or lunchboxes; pinball machines, sheet music or buttons; new jewelry or handcrafted works made yesterday --  let's get the word out there for you!

The Bazaar is for everyone. It's for buyers and sellers - a place for me to share YOURpost... more »

The Bazaar: Seeking Sellers on Google+

If you are selling anything, +The Bazaar wants to help you promote that! Maybe you're an #indieartist  who has original works, or reprints, or works for sale. You might be a #musician  who has music for sale. Or you're simply a person who's trying to sell some things via craigslist or even someone who's selling #antiques  & #collectibles .

It doesn't matter what you're selling: I set up this page as my antique store/souq/online market/antique mall. And I want to hear from SELLERS and from friends of sellers! Whether you're selling vintage jukeboxes or lunchboxes; pinball machines, sheet music or buttons; new jewelry or handcrafted works made yesterday --  let's get the word out there for you!

The Bazaar is for everyone. It's for buyers and sellers - a place for me to share YOUR posts about things that will be changing hands. If there's a price tag attached to what you make or create, let me PROMOTE you on Google+! Simply send me LINKS to your posts about what you do (or your friends posts) and I'll add them to our page!

I will be adding many things for sale myself (collectible pottery, #books  , #ephemera  etc) and I invite you to join us! Even if you don't have anything to sell --- let the makers and creators that you know know that I will happily spread the words about what they do!

#thebazaar   #buyersandsellers   #promotion   #helpingpeople   #vintage   #antiquemall   #marketplace   #supportindieartists  

image | http://matinrealestategroup.com/15-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-portland/___

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2014-10-05 06:50:45 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Coffee & Sundays

What are your Sunday rituals? The things that make every Sunday special? For me I used to enjoy reading a big, fat newspaper (or two) spread all over the table, and having premium blend coffee until it was Brunch time. Some years, Sundays involved going to the cool coffee houses, and then to the book stores or record shops like Tower, back in the day. 

Now, living the quiet life in the middle of the farm fields, it usually involves trying to catch up on projects. Today, I worked on winterizing my dog's rooms out in the barn. For Sunday, it will probably involve working in the library/office. I want to have some great winter hangouts, so I want the "studio" to be comfortable.

What are your Sunday rituals, and what are your coffee rituals?

#sundays   #sundayrituals   #weekendfun   #newspaper   #coffee   #... more »

Coffee & Sundays

What are your Sunday rituals? The things that make every Sunday special? For me I used to enjoy reading a big, fat newspaper (or two) spread all over the table, and having premium blend coffee until it was Brunch time. Some years, Sundays involved going to the cool coffee houses, and then to the book stores or record shops like Tower, back in the day. 

Now, living the quiet life in the middle of the farm fields, it usually involves trying to catch up on projects. Today, I worked on winterizing my dog's rooms out in the barn. For Sunday, it will probably involve working in the library/office. I want to have some great winter hangouts, so I want the "studio" to be comfortable.

What are your Sunday rituals, and what are your coffee rituals?

#sundays   #sundayrituals   #weekendfun   #newspaper   #coffee   #coffeeaddict   #coffeelovers  

image | flickr.com/photos/realvision88/___

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2014-10-04 06:45:00 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

The One Halloween Costume That Will Never Go Out of Style

ET - how can you ever not love it...

#et   #ettheextraterrestrial   #greatmovie   #spielberg   #Halloween   #halloweencostume  

via/ http://chilinn.tumblr.com/

The One Halloween Costume That Will Never Go Out of Style

ET - how can you ever not love it...

#et   #ettheextraterrestrial   #greatmovie   #spielberg   #Halloween   #halloweencostume  

via/ http://chilinn.tumblr.com/___

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2014-10-04 05:40:20 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

FNS

I just finished my 3-hour show tonight over at +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS and it occurs to me that my casual follower may not know the depth of my involvement there.

I started FNS about three years ago out of my love for music (which had been missing in my life for a number of years). Living overseas in the Czech Republic for seven years, I set aside my love of music, as I focused on screenwriting, plays, poetry etc..) It was only when G+ started that I found that love again, and started the FNS page. Fast forward three years, and it is all I dream and think about most days, to tell you the truth.

We have TWELVE incredible DJs who love music as much as I do, and we CONSTANTLY try to mix things up and present a GREAT PAGE to you all. We are passionate about music, and always will be!

I can safely say that we are the Longest Running... more »

FNS

I just finished my 3-hour show tonight over at +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS and it occurs to me that my casual follower may not know the depth of my involvement there.

I started FNS about three years ago out of my love for music (which had been missing in my life for a number of years). Living overseas in the Czech Republic for seven years, I set aside my love of music, as I focused on screenwriting, plays, poetry etc..) It was only when G+ started that I found that love again, and started the FNS page. Fast forward three years, and it is all I dream and think about most days, to tell you the truth.

We have TWELVE incredible DJs who love music as much as I do, and we CONSTANTLY try to mix things up and present a GREAT PAGE to you all. We are passionate about music, and always will be!

I can safely say that we are the Longest Running Music Show on Google+, and that is something I am very proud of. I hope you'll join us not only on Friday nights, but every night if the week! We love music and we hope to spread that love of music to the world! Just look at +Roger R.H. King with his incredible mix of songs this month during #Rocktober  and you'll have no doubts!

Or take a look at the posts of +Andrew Coffman and you will INSTANTLY see why we do what we do! Join us, stop by and say hello, and definitely get your requests ready every week. Our shows are for YOU!

#FNS   #fridaynightsessions   #musiclovers  

Photo by +Matt Tuomala ...___

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2014-10-03 22:16:58 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Friday Nights Are Made For Letting Loose

After a long week, what's better than grabbing your sax and jumping up on the bar to play? You worked hard all week. Now enjoy yourselves!

#fridaynight   #saxophone   #lettingloose  

It's hard to say from the link but maybe this is New Orleans? 

http://iam.beyonce.com/post/54920091750

Friday Nights Are Made For Letting Loose

After a long week, what's better than grabbing your sax and jumping up on the bar to play? You worked hard all week. Now enjoy yourselves!

#fridaynight   #saxophone   #lettingloose  

It's hard to say from the link but maybe this is New Orleans? 

http://iam.beyonce.com/post/54920091750___

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2014-10-02 04:00:06 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The Bazaar, and Newbies

After 3 years and, what, four months, I've learned a few things about Google+. I've learned that I enjoy my interactions here more than on any other platform. I've leaned that the friends I've met here are the best I've had in my lifetime. Period. I've launched pages around topics that speak directly to who I am, like +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS +Helping Others +BIBLIOMATIC and +PORTFOLIO.

I just launched +The Bazaar to post things for sale. Great vintage items I have laying around the house -- and especially to help all the #indieartist  friends I have here. I want to grow that page and bring some extra eyeballs to what you are making and selling here on the Plus.

That brings me to a great email I had tonight. +JoolzByHStorer sent me an email so I could include her work on the Bazaar page.She i... more »

The Bazaar, and Newbies

After 3 years and, what, four months, I've learned a few things about Google+. I've learned that I enjoy my interactions here more than on any other platform. I've leaned that the friends I've met here are the best I've had in my lifetime. Period. I've launched pages around topics that speak directly to who I am, like +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS +Helping Others +BIBLIOMATIC and +PORTFOLIO.

I just launched +The Bazaar to post things for sale. Great vintage items I have laying around the house -- and especially to help all the #indieartist  friends I have here. I want to grow that page and bring some extra eyeballs to what you are making and selling here on the Plus.

That brings me to a great email I had tonight. +JoolzByHStorer sent me an email so I could include her work on the Bazaar page. She is brand new to Google+ (a Goobie if you will, penned by +Jaana Nyström ) and though many people might dismiss her, as she is literally just starting out, I would never do that. Yes, she should fill out her profile in depth, and add a profile pic etc, but just one look at what she's made, and you know her heart is in her craft. 

Look --- we all started out here with ZERO followers. Heck, it took me a looong time to have 1,000 followers, but it happens for all of us if we stick to some "Golden Rules." If you're curious about that, look at this post I wrote that will help you along the way:  http://bit.ly/CircleMonsters

Do me a favor, and say hello to +JoolzByHStorer and let's get her MOVING here. I am always so thrilled to bring "newbies" into the light!

#newbie   #Goobie   #handmade   #indieartistsupport   #craftsperson   #vintage   #vintagecollectibles  ___

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2014-10-02 03:15:25 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Architectural Style: My Style Would be One of These Five

If money was no object and you were able to hire an architect and build your dream home from the ground up (or buy an existing home) ask yourself this question:

What Five Styles of Architecture Have Always Appealed to Me?

I've made it easy here to reply: simply choose your five favorites by number below, with #1 being your first choice. Let's see where everyone stands. This list is primarily American architectural styles, but feel free to add your own numbers for styles in your country!

Click here to see the styles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_house_styles

My choices would be: 3, 57, 50, 7, 88

1.    A-frame
2.    Adirondack Architecture
3.    American Craftsman
4.    American Foursquare
5.    Antebellumarchitect... more »

Architectural Style: My Style Would be One of These Five

If money was no object and you were able to hire an architect and build your dream home from the ground up (or buy an existing home) ask yourself this question:

What Five Styles of Architecture Have Always Appealed to Me?

I've made it easy here to reply: simply choose your five favorites by number below, with #1 being your first choice. Let's see where everyone stands. This list is primarily American architectural styles, but feel free to add your own numbers for styles in your country!

Click here to see the styles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_house_styles

My choices would be: 3, 57, 50, 7, 88

1.    A-frame
2.    Adirondack Architecture
3.    American Craftsman
4.    American Foursquare
5.    Antebellum architecture
6.    Arcachon villa
7.    Art Deco
8.    B-hut
9.    Bay-and-gable
10.  Bi-level

11.  Broch
12.  Bungalow
13.  California bungalow
14.  Cape Cod
15.  Catslide cottage
16.  Chalet
17.  Châteauesque
18.  Colonial
19.  Central-passage house
20.  Colonial Revival

21.  Conch house
22.  Creole cottage
23.  Dingbat (apartment building style)
24.  Dutch Colonial
25.  Farmhouse
26.  Federal
27.  Federation (Australian Style, Circa 1901)
28.  French Provincial (architecture)
29.  French Colonial
30.  French-Canadian colonial

31.  Georgian Colonial
32.  Garrison
33.  Georgian
34.  Gothic revival
35.  Greek Revival Style architecture
36.  Hall and parlor house
37.  Hogan
38.  Hut
39.  Igloo
40.  I-house

41.  Indian veranda style
42.  International Style
43.  Italianate
44.  Log house
45.  Longhouse
46.  Manor house
47.  Mansion
48.  Mar del Plata style
49.  Mediterranean Revival Style architecture
50.  Mid-Century modern

51.  Mobile home
52.  Moderne
53.  Neoclassical architecture
54.  New Old House
55.  Neo-eclectic
56.  Octagon
57.  Pacific lodge
58.  Palladian
59.  Populuxe
60.  Portuguese Baroque

61.  Post-modern
62.  Prairie style
63.  Pueblo style
64.  Queen Anne
65.  Queenslander
66.  Rammed earth house
67.  Ranch
68.  Richardsonian Romanesque
69.  Rumah Gadang (traditional style of the Minangkabau in Indonesia
Rustic architecture

70.  Saltbox
71.  Second Empire
72.  Sod dug-out
73.  Sod house
74.  Souterrain
75.  Shingle style
76.  Shotgun House
77.  Southern plantation
78.  Spanish colonial
79.  Split-level garrison

80.  Split level home, also called split-level ranch
81.  Stone Ender
82.  Storybook house
83.  Stick style
84.  Swiss chalet
85.  Tipi
86.  Tudor, aka Elizabethan and Jacobean
87.  Tudor revival
aka Elizabethan Revival, Tudorbethan, Jacobethan, Banker's Tudor
88.  Victorian 

#architecture   #architecturaldesign   #designstyle   #housedesign   #home   #housestyles  

image | eplans.com___

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2014-10-02 02:22:44 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park

I can't believe I missed this in the morning. Must have been bleary-eyed! :)

Yosemite, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "Don't Feed the Bears" signs.

#HappyBirthdayYosemite  

Additional text by
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

What Ansel Adams Saw Through His Lens - Yosemite National Park

WAWONA TUNNEL is a passageway from civilization to natural splendor. The tunnel, dug through a hill on the western end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park in the 1930s, hides the coming view like a mile-long blindfold.

And then you’re there. Pale, curvaceous granite rocks dance in the skyline. Dozens of people stand along the edge of the pull-off, called Tunnel View, trying to capture the scene. Some snap two quick shots with disposable yellow cameras, and others set up their tripods for hours, watching the light strike Yosemite’s monoliths. On the left, El Capitan, a rock climbers’ mecca, appears the tallest. The Half Dome and Sentinel Dome arch upwards in the center. And the two Cathedral Spires sit on the right next to the sometimes gushing Bridalveil Fall.

Many people know these sights by name, but more know them by sight alone, as captured through the lens of the legendary American photographer Ansel Adams.

Adams first visited Yosemite in 1916 when he was 14 years old. On that trip, he hopped up on a tree stump to take a photo of Half Dome, then stumbled, headfirst, and accidentally pushed the shutter release. The upside-down image remained one of Adams’s favorites, he wrote in his autobiography.

The park itself also remained a favorite. Adams ended up living much of his life in Yosemite, and took many of his most well-known photographs there.

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #california   #travel   #photography   #anseladams   #outdoors   #outdoorphotography   #nature   #naturephotographers   #naturephotography   #beauty   #nationalpark  

via/ travel.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/travel/27journeys.html___On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park

I can't believe I missed this in the morning. Must have been bleary-eyed! :)

Yosemite, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "Don't Feed the Bears" signs.

#HappyBirthdayYosemite  

Additional text by
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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2014-10-01 04:29:43 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

ROCKTOBER @ FNS!

It's happening! Finally, the best time of the year is upon us as +Roger R.H. King holds his annual Rocktober Sessions throughout the month! We all look forward to this every year. It's his 3rd Annual take on this fantastic month.

All month long, look for his tags #RRHK and #Rocktober  and catch his special Rocktober sessions of #QuietStorm   #DeepCuts  and #OnThisDay !

I'm sure +Andrew Coffman  will may treat us to some great Rocktober #ARU  sessions, and I will of course have my themed shows every Friday night for the original #FNS .

FNS Schedule For Friday Nights

Friday 3
Made In The 80s
Friday 10
Pick 3
Friday 17
British Invasion Part IV: The Arrival
Friday 24
Good & Evil Dedication Night
Friday 31... more »

ROCKTOBER @ FNS!

It's happening! Finally, the best time of the year is upon us as +Roger R.H. King holds his annual Rocktober Sessions throughout the month! We all look forward to this every year. It's his 3rd Annual take on this fantastic month.

All month long, look for his tags #RRHK and #Rocktober  and catch his special Rocktober sessions of #QuietStorm   #DeepCuts  and #OnThisDay !

I'm sure +Andrew Coffman  will may treat us to some great Rocktober #ARU  sessions, and I will of course have my themed shows every Friday night for the original #FNS .

FNS Schedule For Friday Nights

Friday 3
Made In The 80s
Friday 10
Pick 3
Friday 17
British Invasion Part IV: The Arrival
Friday 24
Good & Evil Dedication Night
Friday 31
It's A Dead Man's Halloween Party

(See the show info at fridaynightsessions.com) Album of the Month there is now Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever.

This month is going to be a BLAST for all of us at +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS and we're ready to ROCK with you!___

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2014-09-30 11:19:25 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

RIP, Saturday Morning Cartoons...

On the Networks, it has finally happened. You'll be missed, good 'ol #cartoons . Farewell...

#saturdaymorningcartoons   #g33k  

An Era Has Ended: The Quiet Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons

For the first time in almost 40 years, this coming Saturday (Oct 4th) will be the first Saturday since the 60's to not have a network station airing a block of cartoons.

#cartoons   #saturdaymorning  #RIP___RIP, Saturday Morning Cartoons...

On the Networks, it has finally happened. You'll be missed, good 'ol #cartoons . Farewell...

#saturdaymorningcartoons   #g33k  

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2014-09-30 04:32:53 (36 comments, 88 reshares, 573 +1s)Open 

I'm a Joker, I'm a Smoker, I'm a Midnight Toker

Saw this and instantly thought of this song. Mesmerizing, isn't it?

Steve Miller Band - The Joker + Lyrics


#animatedgif   #mesmerizingimages   #ethereal  

I'm a Joker, I'm a Smoker, I'm a Midnight Toker

Saw this and instantly thought of this song. Mesmerizing, isn't it?

Steve Miller Band - The Joker + Lyrics


#animatedgif   #mesmerizingimages   #ethereal  ___

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2014-09-30 04:18:15 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Owl Woodcarving by Jason Tennant

Magical, full of wonder, soaring, so many things can be said about this artist's work. He has a mastery of woodcarving and this intricate work is stunning.

"The exposed wood grain is symmetrical on wings, body and tail. This, combined with pigment mimics plumage patterns. I have spent years of experimentation to achieve this result."

Artist Statement

The theme of my work represents characteristics of plants and animals native to North America.These works are carved from solid or joined domestic wood, as well as/or appropriated remnants of vintage American Chestnut that I have foraged. Some pieces incorporate forged steel , glass and epoxy.

The compositions are in the form of masks, figurative, and composites that evolve out of unique pieces of vintage American Chestnut.I use both additive and... more »

Owl Woodcarving by Jason Tennant

Magical, full of wonder, soaring, so many things can be said about this artist's work. He has a mastery of woodcarving and this intricate work is stunning.

"The exposed wood grain is symmetrical on wings, body and tail. This, combined with pigment mimics plumage patterns. I have spent years of experimentation to achieve this result."

Artist Statement

The theme of my work represents characteristics of plants and animals native to North America.These works are carved from solid or joined domestic wood, as well as/or appropriated remnants of vintage American Chestnut that I have foraged. Some pieces incorporate forged steel , glass and epoxy.

The compositions are in the form of masks, figurative, and composites that evolve out of unique pieces of vintage American Chestnut.I use both additive and subtractive methods of painting the wood surface to expose some of the woodgrain that mimics patterns of fur and plumage.

The source of my inspiration is a small primitive cabin that I immerse myself from time to time.

I have been sculpting and painting since I was a boy. I have an MFA from SUNY Buffalo, and have taught art at the secondary and post-secondary levels. My work is in various public and private collections, including a few large scale installations.

#woodcarving   #woodart   #owl   #birds   #sculpture   #nocturnal   #birdsofprey   #handmade   #etsyshop  

via/ http://bit.ly/WoodOwl___

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2014-09-29 11:20:52 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

National Coffee Day

Free cuppas being offered all over today in observance of this caffeinated holiday. I like Lewis Black's take on coffee --

"I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake."

#coffeeday   #coffeelovers   #coffee  

via/ http://nnssa.blogspot.com/

National Coffee Day

Free cuppas being offered all over today in observance of this caffeinated holiday. I like Lewis Black's take on coffee --

"I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake."

#coffeeday   #coffeelovers   #coffee  

via/ http://nnssa.blogspot.com/___

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2014-09-29 04:26:15 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I'm Traveling the World: Where Should I Go?

Now and then I post about seeing the world on a long, extended journey. Maybe it's a Gap Year for you, or maybe you'll get an RV and see America for a year. Or it could be that you are now wealthy and are ready to embark on an Around the World journey.

What favorite towns, cities, hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, thrills, theatres, parks, events, festivals etc etc would YOU recommend?

Let the rest of us in on your great adventures and recommendations. GO!

#travel   #seetheworld   #adventuretravel   #longtrip   #exploringtheworld   #gapyeartravel  

via/ apartmenttherapy.com

I'm Traveling the World: Where Should I Go?

Now and then I post about seeing the world on a long, extended journey. Maybe it's a Gap Year for you, or maybe you'll get an RV and see America for a year. Or it could be that you are now wealthy and are ready to embark on an Around the World journey.

What favorite towns, cities, hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, thrills, theatres, parks, events, festivals etc etc would YOU recommend?

Let the rest of us in on your great adventures and recommendations. GO!

#travel   #seetheworld   #adventuretravel   #longtrip   #exploringtheworld   #gapyeartravel  

via/ apartmenttherapy.com___

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2014-09-29 04:07:16 (39 comments, 112 reshares, 244 +1s)Open 

Story of the Stratocaster, the world's most famous guitar

A graphic celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous guitar (Apr. 2014). Infographics, when done well, can be completely fascinating. This storied guitar deserved a good one, and we have it here.

#guitar   #stratocaster   #rockmusic   #music   #electricguitar   #fenderstratocaster   #fender   #fenderguitar  

http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1479429/infographic-story-stratocaster-worlds-most-famous-guitar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Stratocaster

Story of the Stratocaster, the world's most famous guitar

A graphic celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous guitar (Apr. 2014). Infographics, when done well, can be completely fascinating. This storied guitar deserved a good one, and we have it here.

#guitar   #stratocaster   #rockmusic   #music   #electricguitar   #fenderstratocaster   #fender   #fenderguitar  

http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1479429/infographic-story-stratocaster-worlds-most-famous-guitar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Stratocaster___

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2014-09-28 06:46:07 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The Power Of Ant by Akhyar Maha on Fivehundredpx

What are we capable of? How much inner strength do we have? This ant is rockin' it and we can, too. If we have faith; if we apply ourselves, and if we commit to the notion that yes, we can do "this!" We can move mountains, if we want to move mountains...

The power of being positive is strong, and proven. Enthusiasm, as Dale Carnegie always talked about, can make the difference between a mediocre day and a phenomenal day. It's all in the perception, and how you approach the day...

Are you ready to ROCK your next day? To truly make it a special one among all the days of our lives?

The answer is simple: Be That Ant!

#success   #positivethoughts   #enthusiasm   #innerstrength   #faith   #workinghard  
... more »

The Power Of Ant by Akhyar Maha on Fivehundredpx

What are we capable of? How much inner strength do we have? This ant is rockin' it and we can, too. If we have faith; if we apply ourselves, and if we commit to the notion that yes, we can do "this!" We can move mountains, if we want to move mountains...

The power of being positive is strong, and proven. Enthusiasm, as Dale Carnegie always talked about, can make the difference between a mediocre day and a phenomenal day. It's all in the perception, and how you approach the day...

Are you ready to ROCK your next day? To truly make it a special one among all the days of our lives?

The answer is simple: Be That Ant!

#success   #positivethoughts   #enthusiasm   #innerstrength   #faith   #workinghard  

via/ http://bit.ly/PowerOfAnt___

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