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Google Developers1,683,858Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005067 

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Sharon Caroline3,767Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)Circle by : http://informasidoang.blogspot.com/#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-01 08:28:58501435
Becky Collins19,401Advertising 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 ?2014-12-01 05:03:314922412
Andro idReview2If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-20 16:34:56473001
Dina Tika417Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
Liza Cute355    #CircleShare    #CircleSharing    #SharedCircles    #CircleOfTheDay    #SharedPublicCircles    #GooglePlusTips    #Google+    #PublicCircle    #Google    #ENGAGERS    #SocialMedia    #EngagersCircle    #SharedCircleOfTheDay    #teamelitecircle    #buy_GooglePlus_followers    #TeamElite    #teameliteengagercircle    #Share    #Blogging    #CircleOfTheWeek2014-05-09 02:01:48402407
Yoga Imawan1,854#cirlce#cirlces#circleshare#circlesharing#circleoftheday#people#peopleandlife#greatcircle#amazing#worthsharing#funpeople#nicepeople#awesomecircle#awesomepeople#awesomesauce#trysomethingnew#iliketheirfriendship#circlewednesday#circling#forfriends#haveaniceday#smilemore#thebestcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle#thebest#bestsharedcircle#bestcircles#bestcirclesongoogleplus#circlethesepeople#starwars#startrek#scififans#scifiwatcher#syfy  #sharedcircle#sharedcircles2014-05-08 17:12:09401304
Harry Day216Boost 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 circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek  2014-05-08 13:29:59435181829
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Scott Buehler69,427Web Designers of Google+ - These are people that came up in my searches for web design on Google Plus. I'm sure this group has people that may not be actual designers but are people interested in design but nonetheless, I gave it a good effort.Keeping the community aspect alive. Get to know these people.This is a one time release. If you are a designer but I missed you, just leave a comment for others to find you. Rock on Google+Scott's New Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/115253059523607863437 #webdesign   #webdesigner   #circleshare  2014-02-09 22:54:294547829
Custom Button Co.119People on Plus to Network with for feeding your Graphic Design NeedsSo we've been carefully curating the best designers, pages, and communities to procure the best logo designs for your business and more.If we were to fill up promotional space on buttons, business cards and other ideas, these are the people we'd look to for inspiration:Some of whom we've recently mentioned in our blog posts+Jake Dugard +Daniel Coelho - Graphic Design +Karl Gookey - Graphic Designer +Aylin Hakova Graphic Design +Chris Metzner Graphic Designer +F5 Graphic Design  #business   #graphicdesigners   #sharedcircles   #customdesign   #custombuttons  2013-12-12 22:00:23169014
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Technology Roundup0BMN's Designers, Graphic Artists, And General Artists ListWant some art in your life? Follow this circle of designers, graphic artists, and general artists. Know someone not on this circle who should be? Let us know!2013-06-21 01:12:47124113
Derek Ross474,824Need more Android in your stream? Here's another Android Shared CircleIn this circle you'll find people whom love to talk about Android, people who write or blog about Android daily, a few hand selected Pages, and even some Glass Explorers. I even tossed in some Android app developers and ROM developers for good measure.It's going to be a fun filled next few weeks Android fans. With Android 4.3 speculations, a white/black Nexus 4, a possible Nexus 7 refresh, the Motorola X Phone, and an interesting Google 'media player' device. #sharedcircles   #circleshare  If you were notified, you're included! Feel free to share this post and all the included Android love with others!Check my profile for other Android circle shares that include community curated Circles and developer focused Circles.2013-05-27 20:58:1750019839
Rob Miller292+Bill Haggerty, Bill, if you're enjoying using Google+, add this circle. It's all people and sites that discuss Android. 2013-03-04 14:35:29115403
Antony Jackson4,488Circles of Googlers - Part 4 of 4Second Googler Circle share today - as always a great bunch of people to have in your circles(Same disclaimer - Although I tried to make sure that everyone did actually work at Google, and have tried to update the circle as people have occasionally moved on, I make no claims that everyone is a verified Google employee.)#circlethegooglers #googlehrthoughttheywereprettydamngood #sharedcircles2013-01-25 16:54:30494200
Vago Damitio8,775Mixed Creative Tech Social CircleCreative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-13 00:16:04150101
David Carver401Alright, thought I'd share my "Everyday" circle.  This contains people that use G+ frequently.  It is has a wide variety of topics, and content.  It is a grab bag full of posts and people I find interesting.  Some post pretty frequently, others post less often.Topics cover tech, video games, food and drink, beer, adult material, and much more.  Many people here have graduated from my "Following" circle to my "Everyday" circle, which is my top circle.  If you are here.  Congrats.  You only have down wards to go. :)2012-11-19 21:46:36157404
Bill Ramseyer701NEXUS 7 SHARED CIRCLE. (3 OF 3) ADD IT TO YOUR NEXUS 7 CIRCLE PUT YOUR NAME HERE IF YOU WANT ADDED. YOU CAN ONLY SHARE 500 PEOPLE AT A TIME SO I HAVE 3 NEXUS 7 CIRCLES. IF YOUR IN THIS CIRCLE BY MISTAKE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WILL REMOVE YOU.#sharedcircles #SHAREDCIRCLE #NEXUS7 #NEXUS7CIRCLE #nexus7circleshare #nexus7sharedcircle #ANDROID #ANDROIDFANS 2012-11-15 04:50:26192215
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
AJ Durling2944) The fourth of today's circle shares - Google+ EmployeesA moment ago a shared a circle of people who work for Google. Out of those, these are the people who a special to Google+If you like it, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:03:1487000
AJ Durling03) Third out of the circles I thought I might share today - Google EmployeesThis is a small list of people who work for Google (at least, I think they do... please correct me if I'm wrong!) and post interesting stuff. It includes (and is, in fact, predominantly) a selection of Google+ employees - I will be sharing just those employees in their own, special circle in just a minute.If you like this, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:02:39117000
AJ Durling02) Second on my list of circles to share - Android NewsPerhaps of more directly relevant interest to the mobile Plussers amongst us, this is a collection of predominantly company pages, but with some notable personal accounts, distributing interesting, breaking or otherwise mainstream-overlooked Android news, tips, tricks and discussions.If you like it, share it. If you don't, ignore itNotable mentions: +Shane Cloherty +Garnie Bolling +Todd Bailey +Justin Ellenbecker +Martijn van der Meulen +Ravi Patel +Tom Brander +Android Headlines +MIUI ROM +Droidaphile +Android Central +Android Newbies +Android Developers +Samsung Mobile USA +xda-developers +Android Community +Android Authority +RootzWiki 2012-10-19 15:01:2547204
Andrew Jackson0So it's a Friday thing.. here's a few Android folks I follow#sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #followfriday   #ff  2012-10-05 14:28:01501104
Cliff Wade7,287It's time for some #FollowFriday  and to start the day off, I'm going to share nearly 500 Android users from one of several Android circles that I have.You really need to circle them all!!2012-09-28 04:26:11489526
Hillel Fuld31,879Circle These Awesome Tech Folks!I am always looking for interesting people to circle here so if you have any suggestions for people or circles, leave em in the comments below. Meanwhile, enjoy this circle I created over a few months!2012-08-26 11:10:211778211
Jason Bauman3,359Here is my "Circle of Awesome" (Patented!).  Basically, I first grabbed all the people who's posts I enjoyed reading.  I added a few celebrities because I enjoy seeing +Wil Wheaton 's rants fill my stream with their epic rage.  I also added people who've commented on my posts frequently with useful content, or who I've had interesting discussions with on other members walls.I have around 900 people circled in total (I know, I need to find more) but these are the creme of my crop.  2012-07-25 17:12:0235304
Alex Maxham099 most relevantHere are my 99 most relevant people on Google+. These people are great and make Google+ a truly amazing community. Without their interaction over the past year, Google+ would have just been another social network. To me, Google+ is much more than a social network. It is a part of my life. Thank you all, for being you.Share your Circle of your 99 most relevant people. Click on the Circles navigation button on the left. Select 'Your circles' if not already selected. Select 'Relevance' if not already selected. Drag and drop the top 99 into a new Circle. Share, share, share!2012-07-23 23:21:1199304
Thomas Power29,643to follow the Google I/O 2012 event over the next few days please use/share this Circle. This event is critical to the development of your knowledge of the Google+ ecosystem and most importantly the G+API.2012-06-27 06:15:011945610
Scott Knaster5,498version 4 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersIf you've already added the previous version of this shared circle, just add +Rich Hyndman and you'll be up to date. That's the only change in this version.Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-27 03:51:201963176
Christian Kurzke (cnkurzke)8,673WOW, #io12  has not even started yet, and +Google+ is already on fire!If you guys try to stay on top of what's going on here, I'd like to share who I have on "speed dial" here in my "Movers and Shakers" circle.Most of them are Googlers, some of them are speakers, others are helping making stuff happen behind the scenes.All around, a great group of people to follow if you're here at Google IO, or if you're watching and following from home.Remember, most sessions are LIVE broadcast, all other sessions are recorded and available later!Let's ROCK THIS TOWN!(yeah, and follow me for my whacky music selection i'll share with you throughout the week... ;) )2012-06-26 19:22:093147411
Mano Marks0I'm getting really excited about Google I/O. We have a full set of +Google Maps API sessions. My session in on Wednesday, and will be live streamed. Of course all sessions will be recorded and posted. Here's a shared circle, started by +Scott Knaster of #io12  speakers.2012-06-26 16:39:05194247
Scott Knaster5,466version 3 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv3: added one +Robert Pufky , removed another +Robert Pufky  (apologies to both), added +Ali Afshar .Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-26 16:01:541951124
Scott Knaster5,435version 2 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv2: added +Daniel Hermes , removed +danny hermes (apologies to both)Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-25 16:26:241940322
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 8 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 8 / 8 of Google employees on Google+, for now...The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13vcntrcq3vxzypd04cd1ea5yric3njxj0#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  There's more to come some other day...  I'm receiving more Googlers circles from nice Plussers!Thank you my dears, you know who you are... :-)2012-06-08 20:05:4084629
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447836829
Alexander Becker7,953Designers on Google+Back in the day, when G+ was all new, we created circles by profession or by some other label, in order to classify our incoming reading streams.This proved wrong, because nobody posts consistently and exclusively in exactly one topic. Now, turning this around, we know that designers are interested in design and we can use the circles to narrowcast and direct our posts to those who are potentially interested.Either way, make of that what you like and feel free to suggest some more relevant names. *The concept would work even better, if we had distinct circles for graphic/UI/industrial/3D/... designers.2012-04-26 12:10:051541718
John Holme3,233My Google Google Group :-)2012-02-29 15:30:01201010
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221021
Ryan Howard36So I'm actually really digging Google+. It seems that a lot of folks have given up on it as simply a Facebook alternative, but I think that's the wrong way to look at it.Really I think it's best to look at G+ as a hybrid of something like Twitter, FB, RSS and a blog. While you can use it to keep in touch with friends it also offers a lot of opportunities for sharing information and ideas across a wide variety of people.For example I started following this Google circle that I'm sharing, from it I've learned a LOT about android development, chrome and other google projects, but at the same time I've learned more than I imagined about the science of coffee brewing and some great travel destinations.One of the important steps to actually using Google+ effectively seems to be realizing that it's not all about your "wall/stream" as a catch all. The tool seems to be much more effective when you skip through your streams by circle. For example, when I want to see what my friends are up to I check that Circle's stream, when I want to see what my friends in the States are doing I can check out that stream, or if I'm looking to see what different projects are coming up through Google I check my Google Circle's stream.I think it's also important to realize that unlike facebook but like twitter, you WANT to follow people you DONT KNOW. Don't be afraid, there are lots of interesting folks and posts out there and if you see something interesting, give that person a follow and throw them in a Circle that makes sense. Then going forward you can target your posts to people in the circles that might find them interesting.Anyway, the tl;dnr: Use circles, follow people, be a nerd.. and more importantly let's share some circles. If you have one with interesting people, share it like this and you'll really see the potential of the site open up.2012-01-19 23:34:0266603
Steve Jaszczak833A Resolution For 2012Warning: Long post!Earlier today, I was having an interesting conversation with +Coenraad Loubser about Google and the the potential of Google+. The conversation was sparked by a "devil's advocate" type post that - considering how much of a Google fanboy I am - certainly managed to get my attention!It got me to thinking about the role of the user in all of this; the question of how much influence we can have in shaping the product that Google+ becomes. Coenraad made some excellent points about the potential of Google+ to be an extremely powerful knowledge-sharing tool. And I absolutely agree!For me; that is where the true magnificence lies in the future-state of the Google+ platform. The knowledge we can acquire by interacting with people from around the world; from different backgrounds and different social circumstances, is truly awe inspiring.I believe in the vision of a social and intellectual web of connections that could arguably do more good than anything on the internet that has come before it. It's not just about the dissemination of information; it's about the acquisition of knowledge. Anyone can read a book; but I believe we learn more through practical experience and interaction with others.All that said, it's the responsibility of everyone who shares that vision to make it a reality. The clever coders at Google can provide us with the platform; but we can help provide the inspiration for those lines of code by being vocal and demanding of the service WE want.How can you help?For starters; you can add a few of the Googlers who make things happen to your circles (shared circle included below). Engage them in conversation (whether that conversation is specifically about Google+ or not). If you consistently use your voice; you might actually get heard!Know who is in chargeEveryone who cares about the Google+ platform should have +Vic Gundotra in their circles. He's the head honcho who can make things happen. What's more; he reads all the comments on his posts (and often the +mentions of him). You may not often get a response but it pays to be vocal with Vic around. Then of course there is +Bradley Horowitz who reports to Vic. Always worthwhile commenting on his posts.Maybe you have ideas about the mobile app and the games section? +Punit Soni is the guy for that!Think you have an idea to improve Hangouts? +Chee Chew is the boss of that.But there are plenty of people working on the Google+ project that I'm not going to mention right now. Check them out via the shared circle below. Community managers like +Natalie Villalobos are always worth mentioning because they somehow manage to read all their +mentions!2011-12-28 12:33:3329002
Rima Regas30My Art circle has reached over 1400 wonderful artists of different disciplines, as well as some art lovers like me. Each artist is delightful in his or her own way. I thought I would share them with you this evening.2011-12-06 05:11:14500413
Louis Gray71,017It's been a little while since I shared with you my Googlers circle. This circle includes a massive number of people working on the Google+ project, company execs, and a lot of sharp people working on many of the services you use every day, including +Blogger +Android +YouTube, etc. Now that we can share 500 at a time, have at it. But this circle isn't for everyone, so if you do add them, expect geekiness ahead.2011-11-22 19:13:55500623470
Raghd Hamzeh5,495#google #PublicCirclesI think it's about time I shared this circle of Googlers.. Over 680 people in it! (only 500 can be shared at the same time)Some of them are obvious, some of them you've met, some of them post on blogs, and some you have to hunt down!You will find an interesting insight on the people who power this juggernaut :)2011-11-20 21:15:53500101
Karyn Lanthois882I have compiled a Graphic and Web Design Circle using +Chris Porter 's Google+ Shared Circles and my own collection. Hope it's helpful!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao1OX3UN25EvdHRWR3lwWXQ0a0RhWnFuWml5RnJHdkE&hl=en_US#gid=02011-11-14 04:25:42500214
Dylan Hunt0INTERNET NEWS MAKERSBloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more. Google Plus's Top Internet News Makers.2011-11-04 01:07:36448414
Rafael Minuesa02011-11-04 01:04:481311813
siam simte856For those who think Google Inc. employee must be Totally Circle ; Here's your chanceWhatever and however they're awesome thoughsiam simte shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 20:18:31473000

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2014-10-15 17:09:31 (125 comments, 88 reshares, 701 +1s)Open 

Nexus 4 will get some lollipop love!

We goofed and forgot to list it. I know this gave many of you a minor heart attack, and we're really sorry about that.

So... now that that's over, what's your favorite green lollipop flavor?

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2014-12-22 16:28:06 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Economics for Christmas!

HT +Brett Lider 

This article does an excellent job of explaining an important idea of economics. Say there's a shortage of something that people want, such as water. There are two basic ways to allocate it: using market mechanisms, by raising the price of the scarce good, or using control mechanisms, by saying "OK, everyone gets this much, and that's it." 

You often hear it said that "markets are efficient," and that's true: market mechanisms allocate resources far more efficiently than control mechanisms. (In control mechanisms, some people get more than they want, some people get less than they want, and nobody can trade, so pretty much everyone ends up unhappy.) However, there's another side to this, which is fairly obvious if you think about it: if you try to distribute water by raising its price, then the poor have to cut down on their usage, but the rich, for whom the change in price matters less, don't. 

The reason for this is what's called the "declining marginal utility of money" -- that is, if you have a million dollars, $100 is no big deal, but if you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, the same $100 means rather a lot. 

In particular, markets are very efficient at distributing dollars and water, using the principle that how much people are willing to spend on something is a good indicator of how much they want it -- but when the dollars themselves aren't distributed uniformly, they can be very bad at distributing happiness (or to be technical, what economists call "utility") and water. 

What this means in practice is that price-based distribution systems work well in highly equal societies, but increasingly poorly in unequal societies. What this means is that in an unequal society, you're stuck with two lousy options for distributing resources, pricing and control, neither of which efficiently distribute resources. Reducing that inequality increases the efficiency of markets. (Which, as any economist will tell you, ends up making everybody richer -- inefficiencies are resources which we simply lose to stupidity)___Economics for Christmas!

HT +Brett Lider 

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2014-12-20 16:57:36 (25 comments, 16 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Ayn Rand Reviews Children's Movies

"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

An excellent movie. The obviously unfit individuals are winnowed out through a series of entrepreneurial tests and, in the end, an enterprising young boy receives a factory. I believe more movies should be made about enterprising young boys who are given factories. —Three and a half stars. (Half a star off for the grandparents, who are sponging off the labor of Charlie and his mother. If Grandpa Joe can dance, Grandpa Joe can work.)"

Ayn Rand Reviews Children's Movies

"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

An excellent movie. The obviously unfit individuals are winnowed out through a series of entrepreneurial tests and, in the end, an enterprising young boy receives a factory. I believe more movies should be made about enterprising young boys who are given factories. —Three and a half stars. (Half a star off for the grandparents, who are sponging off the labor of Charlie and his mother. If Grandpa Joe can dance, Grandpa Joe can work.)"___

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2014-12-20 01:40:53 (32 comments, 26 reshares, 522 +1s)Open 

That one time I found myself agreeing with +Kirill Grouchnikov !

That one time I found myself agreeing with Mitt Romney

https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/545379913772302336___That one time I found myself agreeing with +Kirill Grouchnikov !

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2014-12-20 01:39:10 (40 comments, 9 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Women. On the Internet.

Women. On the Internet.___

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2014-12-17 16:41:42 (37 comments, 22 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Paid maternity leave is good for mothers, babies, and business - so why does the US have such a poor track record?

I'll confess that when I was a young and inexperienced people manager I did feel a nagging sense that despite it being the right and compassionate thing to do it was somehow it would be "bad for business".

Of course that's ridiculous. People will have babies, in the same way that people will get sick, or get married or undergo some other life change large or small. That's always out of an employer's control, and every manager learns early that if your team, planning, or work practice is brittle and can't accommodate this reality you're going to be in trouble.

Over the years I've seen over and over (and read study after study) how investments in a team's well being and happiness pay off in productivity and retention. So why do we... more »

Great article about the importance of paid maternity leave for all employees nationwide. Looks like it is good for business and good for the mothers.___Paid maternity leave is good for mothers, babies, and business - so why does the US have such a poor track record?

I'll confess that when I was a young and inexperienced people manager I did feel a nagging sense that despite it being the right and compassionate thing to do it was somehow it would be "bad for business".

Of course that's ridiculous. People will have babies, in the same way that people will get sick, or get married or undergo some other life change large or small. That's always out of an employer's control, and every manager learns early that if your team, planning, or work practice is brittle and can't accommodate this reality you're going to be in trouble.

Over the years I've seen over and over (and read study after study) how investments in a team's well being and happiness pay off in productivity and retention. So why do we persist in thinking of it as as somehow wasteful or indulgent?
 
HT +Urs Hölzle 

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2014-12-11 00:52:22 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Cardboard and your phone make serious fun. We've got a fresh round of updates for Cardboard users, developers, and makers.

Cardboard and your phone make serious fun. We've got a fresh round of updates for Cardboard users, developers, and makers.___

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2014-12-10 21:40:29 (68 comments, 27 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next fewdays.

Many thanks to the ... more »

For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!___

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2014-12-10 20:26:51 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

The official Watch Face API is here!

The official Watch Face API is here!___

2014-12-06 17:26:47 (42 comments, 7 reshares, 481 +1s)Open 

+Kirill Grouchnikov says, "If I post a link to something about Material and you complain about Matias's taste in shirts, I don't know what to tell you. That's an #instablock . Also, what's wrong with you"

Also, #LOL  

+Kirill Grouchnikov says, "If I post a link to something about Material and you complain about Matias's taste in shirts, I don't know what to tell you. That's an #instablock . Also, what's wrong with you"

Also, #LOL  ___

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2014-12-02 04:20:18 (16 comments, 30 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

A note before proceeding: This post is going to talk about some serious issues, and the linked article, even more so. This is a good one on which to stop and think carefully before replying, especially if it makes you angry. If it does -- and honestly, it should -- stop and ask yourself why it makes you angry, and how this shapes your perspective, before you comment. Because the heart of this post is not to advocate any policy, or to criticize anyone, or even to state a position: it's about listening to the stories of other people, and thinking about them. I'm not asking you to feel guilty, or justify yourself, or anything else: just to listen.


One of the most interesting things I've heard said in the wake of Ferguson (and unfortunately, I can't find the source to quote properly) was in response to the statement that "93% of blacks are killed by other blacks, so why are... more »

A note before proceeding: This post is going to talk about some serious issues, and the linked article, even more so. This is a good one on which to stop and think carefully before replying, especially if it makes you angry. If it does -- and honestly, it should -- stop and ask yourself why it makes you angry, and how this shapes your perspective, before you comment. Because the heart of this post is not to advocate any policy, or to criticize anyone, or even to state a position: it's about listening to the stories of other people, and thinking about them. I'm not asking you to feel guilty, or justify yourself, or anything else: just to listen.


One of the most interesting things I've heard said in the wake of Ferguson (and unfortunately, I can't find the source to quote properly) was in response to the statement that "93% of blacks are killed by other blacks, so why are you so angry about Michael Brown and never talking about your own problem?" The response was that this is exactly like a foreigner saying, "99% of Americans are killed by other Americans, so why are you so angry about 9/11 and never talking about your own problem?"

I think that this response is quite profound, and it speaks to the fact that not all death is equivalent. And these deaths are inequivalent in an important fashion: ordinary murder happens for any number of reasons, and in almost all cases only creates a risk to the person actually murdered. (The few cases where there is a broader risk -- e.g., mass murders by someone opening fire in the street -- in fact likewise attract our attention quite broadly) But the death of a member of a community at the hands of a member of another community, especially when that other community has a history of violence against one's own community, represents a profound danger to all and sundry. And most importantly, if that death is not promptly censured by the other community, it's likely to be taken as approval of the action -- and other members of the second community are likely to remember this, and act with more freedom and violence.

I'm saying "community" and "other community" here, rather than "black" and "white," because this is true for more than one community. My own family history has been entirely shaped by this kind of violence, but the communities there were the Jews and the Christians; around the world, there are hundreds of other examples of this kind of dynamic as well. 

There is something important in common in every one of these cases. When you are a member of one of these communities, the threat of violence from a member of a different community is omnipresent and something that shapes every aspect of your life.

This is something that can be very hard to explain or understand if you haven't ever been on the receiving end of this. Being a member of a community which is considered a legitimate target for violence by another community shapes your entire life.

"What’d you do for your 16th birthday? Mine had me face down eating grass with a shotgun to my head."

In that context, I want to share this essay by +Ward A. The essay is angry; it's not an easy read. But it's worth reading because it's a snapshot of what it's like to grow up in a world shaped by this. I've chosen to share it not because its story is unusual, but because it isn't: if you talk to people who have grown up black in America, or in any other similar situation elsewhere, you hear this same story, over and over, with variations.

If you read my intro, or Ward's essay, you may be tempted to respond with "but that doesn't justify [X]!," or "So obviously, what they need to do is [Y]." That's not the point of this share. It's not meant to justify, it's not meant to advocate for any policy.

The reason I'm posting this is that, if you want to understand what life is like in the United States, and if you want to understand why Ferguson happened, you need to understand what the world looks like from this perspective. And if you want to learn what the world is like for other people, the single best thing you can do is to just listen to what they have to say, and acknowledge it, and file it in your mind. 

Nothing more is expected of you here: just to think.___

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2014-11-27 18:42:18 (32 comments, 9 reshares, 482 +1s)Open 

Thanksgiving seems like a great time to celebrate diversity and choice in our household!

Thanksgiving seems like a great time to celebrate diversity and choice in our household!___

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2014-11-21 21:40:36 (28 comments, 84 reshares, 543 +1s)Open 

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! 

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! ___

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2014-11-20 03:14:14 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

What word best describes a designer? 

Watch our #FORMSF14 panelists define this and what they consider to be "good design" in Part 2 of our behind-the-scenes interviews. http://goo.gl/M03Nq1

What word best describes a designer? 

Watch our #FORMSF14 panelists define this and what they consider to be "good design" in Part 2 of our behind-the-scenes interviews. http://goo.gl/M03Nq1___

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2014-11-19 23:05:58 (22 comments, 17 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

From terrible to awesome!

UPDATE - good on Mattel and Barbie: https://www.facebook.com/BarbieNAD/posts/362944293876701

So, about that terrible Barbie book that was making the rounds yesterday... someone's already remixed it, making it infinitely more awesome.

Check out the whole thing: https://cfiesler.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/barbieremixed.pdf

#barbie   #STEMwomen   #f  ___From terrible to awesome!

UPDATE - good on Mattel and Barbie: https://www.facebook.com/BarbieNAD/posts/362944293876701

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2014-11-13 03:10:14 (56 comments, 23 reshares, 564 +1s)Open 

#AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices in the coming weeks. How’s that for a sweet Wednesday pick-me up?

#AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices in the coming weeks. How’s that for a sweet Wednesday pick-me up?___

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2014-11-08 18:44:10 (29 comments, 99 reshares, 918 +1s)Open 

The more you know

The more you know___

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2014-11-04 23:14:39 (35 comments, 66 reshares, 576 +1s)Open 

Really enjoyed talking to Wired about Material Design!

Really enjoyed talking to Wired about Material Design!___

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2014-11-04 18:36:33 (24 comments, 4 reshares, 305 +1s)Open 

Inside a beautiful object...
+Joshua Topolsky​

Inside a beautiful object...
+Joshua Topolsky​___

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2014-11-04 07:30:02 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 254 +1s)Open 

Material Design Gets More Material

Only a few weeks ago [1], we published our first significant update to the material design guidelines [2]. We’re not stopping there! Today, we’re addressing even more of the comments and suggestions you’ve provided with another major update to the spec. Check out some of the highlights below and in the blog post.

Links to related Android developer docs. We’ll add more links for Android and Polymer over time.
A new “What is Material?” section that dives deeper into the environment established by material design.
A “What’s New” section so you can always stay aware of latest changes.
• A new section on product icons (launcher icons for Android apps).
• New patterns like the navigation drawer, navigational transitions, scrolling techniques, swipe to refresh, date/timeformats, and errors.
•... more »

Material Design Gets More Material

Only a few weeks ago [1], we published our first significant update to the material design guidelines [2]. We’re not stopping there! Today, we’re addressing even more of the comments and suggestions you’ve provided with another major update to the spec. Check out some of the highlights below and in the blog post.

Links to related Android developer docs. We’ll add more links for Android and Polymer over time.
A new “What is Material?” section that dives deeper into the environment established by material design.
A “What’s New” section so you can always stay aware of latest changes.
• A new section on product icons (launcher icons for Android apps).
• New patterns like the navigation drawer, navigational transitions, scrolling techniques, swipe to refresh, date/time formats, and errors.
• New and updated components including pickers, dialogs, and menus.
• A new usability section on bidirectionality.

For more, check out the blog post linked below. Have suggestions or feedback? Share them in the comments!

[1] First spec update: goo.gl/snZT4v
[2] Material design guidelines: goo.gl/3WijB9___

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2014-11-02 02:26:17 (102 comments, 64 reshares, 608 +1s)Open 

My open letter to Google Inbox

I have complex feelings about Google's new interface to Gmail. So I thought I'd write Inbox an email to talk about it: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2841885/an-open-email-to-google-inbox.html

My open letter to Google Inbox

I have complex feelings about Google's new interface to Gmail. So I thought I'd write Inbox an email to talk about it: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2841885/an-open-email-to-google-inbox.html___

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2014-10-31 18:39:27 (39 comments, 65 reshares, 657 +1s)Open 

Love to see what folks are doing with Material Design!
Got any design updates to Material in the works? 

Love to see what folks are doing with Material Design!
Got any design updates to Material in the works? ___

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2014-10-31 05:25:16 (42 comments, 18 reshares, 493 +1s)Open 

Happy to be back home, and look who was waiting to welcome me!

Happy to be back home, and look who was waiting to welcome me!___

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2014-10-30 14:01:02 (32 comments, 72 reshares, 361 +1s)Open 

Given the recent update to the #materialdesign guidelines and resources (goo.gl/ZRSsUK), we thought it'd be a great time to share some other educational materials we've made available for designers over the last couple of months:

DOCUMENTATION
Spec: google.com/design/spec
Polymer: goo.gl/tiogoC
Android: goo.gl/CVsnpb
Checklist for Android: goo.gl/NMWloY

DOWNLOADS
Sticker Sheets: goo.gl/UHJJMc
Icons: github.com/google/material-design-icons

VIDEOS
Google I/O 2014 design videos: goo.gl/nIZcKW
DesignBytes: goo.gl/YWKygi

Have additional resources? Share them in the comments!

Given the recent update to the #materialdesign guidelines and resources (goo.gl/ZRSsUK), we thought it'd be a great time to share some other educational materials we've made available for designers over the last couple of months:

DOCUMENTATION
Spec: google.com/design/spec
Polymer: goo.gl/tiogoC
Android: goo.gl/CVsnpb
Checklist for Android: goo.gl/NMWloY

DOWNLOADS
Sticker Sheets: goo.gl/UHJJMc
Icons: github.com/google/material-design-icons

VIDEOS
Google I/O 2014 design videos: goo.gl/nIZcKW
DesignBytes: goo.gl/YWKygi

Have additional resources? Share them in the comments!___

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2014-10-30 13:05:53 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

"The world in general disapproves of creativity, and to be creative in public is particularly bad."

"The world in general disapproves of creativity, and to be creative in public is particularly bad."___

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2014-10-30 11:29:18 (10 comments, 28 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Note to self... don't do this!

Note to self... don't do this!___

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2014-10-29 23:55:17 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

In case you've been living under a rock...

In case you've been living under a rock...___

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2014-10-28 22:19:33 (23 comments, 25 reshares, 389 +1s)Open 

Congrats to the Fit team!

Google took a big first step towards helping everyone pay a little more attention to their fitness and well-being today. Congratulations to the team--I'm so proud to be working with you!

http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2014/10/google-fit.html___Congrats to the Fit team!

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2014-10-28 20:37:24 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Material Design on Android Checklist
By +Roman Nurik, Design Advocate

Android 5.0 brings in material design as the new design system for the platform and system apps. Consumers will soon start getting Android 5.0 and they’re already seeing glimpses of material design with apps like Google Play Newsstand, Inbox by Gmail and Tumblr. Meanwhile, developers now have the Android 5.0 SDK, along with AppCompat for backward compatibility. And designers now have access to Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch templates. All this means that now—yes now!—is the time to start implementing material design in your Android apps. Today, let’s talk about what implementing material design really boils down to. Below, you’ll find a material design checklist that you can use to mark progress as you implement the new design system…

#AndroidDev #AndroidDesign

Material Design on Android Checklist
By +Roman Nurik, Design Advocate

Android 5.0 brings in material design as the new design system for the platform and system apps. Consumers will soon start getting Android 5.0 and they’re already seeing glimpses of material design with apps like Google Play Newsstand, Inbox by Gmail and Tumblr. Meanwhile, developers now have the Android 5.0 SDK, along with AppCompat for backward compatibility. And designers now have access to Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch templates. All this means that now—yes now!—is the time to start implementing material design in your Android apps. Today, let’s talk about what implementing material design really boils down to. Below, you’ll find a material design checklist that you can use to mark progress as you implement the new design system…

#AndroidDev #AndroidDesign___

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2014-10-28 20:37:05 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

FORM: Conversations about design & technology, hosted by Google. November 4+5, San Francisco #FORMSF14

On November 4th and 5th in San Francisco, we'll be hosting our inaugural edition of FORM. This small event is intended to be a wide-angle examination of the intersection between design and technology. We're bringing together design thinkers and practitioners to have meaningful conversations over a day and a half of panels, talks, workshops and networking.

The event kicks off with a fireside chat between +Matias Duarte (VP of Design here at Google) and +Joshua Topolsky (Editor and Chief Digital Content Officer at Bloomberg). Recordings of the fireside chat and more (full schedule at google.com/design/form) will be available shortly afterward.

We can't wait to share some of the learnings that come out of the event! Check this space for updatesa... more »

FORM: Conversations about design & technology, hosted by Google. November 4+5, San Francisco #FORMSF14

On November 4th and 5th in San Francisco, we'll be hosting our inaugural edition of FORM. This small event is intended to be a wide-angle examination of the intersection between design and technology. We're bringing together design thinkers and practitioners to have meaningful conversations over a day and a half of panels, talks, workshops and networking.

The event kicks off with a fireside chat between +Matias Duarte (VP of Design here at Google) and +Joshua Topolsky (Editor and Chief Digital Content Officer at Bloomberg). Recordings of the fireside chat and more (full schedule at google.com/design/form) will be available shortly afterward.

We can't wait to share some of the learnings that come out of the event! Check this space for updates and recaps throughout and after the conference.___

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2014-10-28 20:35:36 (32 comments, 8 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

A long time ago I learned that Game Over is just that screen where you know its time to start again... Only this time you'll do better, try harder, challenge your assumptions, rethink your approach, try something new.

Together our future is brighter than its ever been!

A long time ago I learned that Game Over is just that screen where you know its time to start again... Only this time you'll do better, try harder, challenge your assumptions, rethink your approach, try something new.

Together our future is brighter than its ever been!___

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2014-10-26 10:08:37 (23 comments, 16 reshares, 237 +1s)Open 

Well said +Yonatan Zunger​.

It's come to my attention that I haven't yet made a public statement specifically about #GamerGate. But as it's come up in a few threads, at this point, I think it's about time that I made my position on this matter absolutely clear.

"GamerGate" is a lie from beginning to end. It has exactly three parts to it: it has its core, which is and has been from the very first day about allowing and preserving a "gamer culture" which is actively hostile to women (among others), and preserving it by means of threats, harassment, and violence towards anyone who ever suggests that it should be otherwise.

It has its bullshit layer, which is that it is about ethics in journalism. If it were about ethics in journalism, then you would see people talking about actual ethical questions in journalism, and you would have seen it from the beginning. But from its first days, its only ties to this notion were the use of bizarre (and provably false) accusations from Zoe Quinn's ex-boyfriend to accuse game journalists of being in a cabal to destroy the "gamer culture" of its core layer, and one listserv thread (as covered on http://goo.gl/3B0wcc) where professional journalists did, indeed, have a serious discussion about journalistic ethics: about whether the newsworthiness of this blog post outweighed the potential harm to its subjects. But rather than portray this as journalists doing what ethical journalists do, Milo Yiannopoulos instead portrayed this as a conspiracy by journalists to support the Secret Feminist Cabal. That is, his article itself was bollocks from beginning to end, as has been the entire argument.

And it has its fellow-travelers, people who either actually believe the bullshit layer or do so vocally and disingenuously in order to confuse others and add a shroud of legitimacy.

How do I know that this is true, and that there is not a legitimate discourse mixed in with the violence and so on? That I am not unfairly tarring all of GamerGate's proponents with the same brush?

It's really simple. I have not once seen a proponent of GamerGate actually distance themselves from the hatred and violence, or excoriate it, or say that it is fundamentally wrong and that they do not agree with either its means or its ends.

What I have seen is lots of people coming up with ways in which they, too, are being harassed, and so claiming a false equivalency. I got to watch an excellent example of this on one of my own threads earlier today; there, one of its proponents argued that the movement being called a bunch of scum (as it had been by someone else) is a form of harassment, and perfect evidence of how “there are trolls on both sides.” Yet he elides the difference between that and people being chased out of their homes, people waking up every day to death threats, to real and meaningful impact on people's lives. This is not a serious argument: it is an attempt to lie and to confuse the issue.

The other argument I have kept hearing is “I never distance myself from acts I have never associated myself with.” That is, people claim that they are under no obligation to distance themselves from the acts of the rest of GamerGate, even while they hoist its banner. Sorry: when a movement is known, first and foremost, for its violence, then to associate yourself with it does associate you with its acts. You cannot say “I support al-Qaeda. They’re really about the US military presence in Saudi Arabia,” or “Hey, the KKK has done a lot of great community service work,” and not thereby associate yourself with everything those organizations are really known for. Sorry; you lie down with pigs, you’ll get covered in mud. You keep doing that, and people will have every reason to assume that you like it.

The fact is that there is no meaningful way to "recapture" the GamerGate tag for anything honest, both because it was never tied to that in the first place, and because it has become far too polluted to do so. If someone actually feels like having a conversation about ethics in journalism, they should by all means do so -- depending on what they say, I may even support them in this. But they should not do so in the company of villains, because that simply obscures any real discussion they might want to have with filth.

This is not behavior worthy of human beings. It is vile, it is violent, and if there is anything legitimate at all inside GamerGate, it needs to get its ass out of there right now and clearly separate itself from the bloodthirsty mob. Because right now, anyone who walks around with that label is painting themselves as being open supporters of it, and anyone who supports that is someone that I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.___Well said +Yonatan Zunger​.

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2014-10-23 01:16:24 (45 comments, 17 reshares, 525 +1s)Open 

Congrats to +Michael Leggett , +Jason Cornwell , and the whole Inbox team!

Google Inbox, Gmail reinvented
I co-founded this project in 2008 and left in 2012 for Android. So proud of the team that made this a reality... it has come a LONG way in the last 2 years. http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-inbox-that-works-for-you.html___Congrats to +Michael Leggett , +Jason Cornwell , and the whole Inbox team!

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2014-10-21 17:51:34 (22 comments, 18 reshares, 484 +1s)Open 

Congrats to Marco and the Play Music team!

The Verge: Google brings Songza's best feature to Play Music. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwi5fgwB8___Congrats to Marco and the Play Music team!

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2014-10-21 14:10:58 (23 comments, 37 reshares, 381 +1s)Open 

If you've decided to switch to Android, this great collection of tips are sure to make the transition easier!

Just going to leave this here. ___If you've decided to switch to Android, this great collection of tips are sure to make the transition easier!

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2014-10-20 20:03:54 (12 comments, 41 reshares, 356 +1s)Open 

So excited to see what Android developers are able to do with this!

I spent some time this weekend looking into AnimatedVectorDrawable: http://bit.ly/1ySyYNS

Tried the example from documentation, and then made a clock and a smiling face.

Overall, very promising. Can't wait to play with it more!


#GDE   #Android #Article___So excited to see what Android developers are able to do with this!

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2014-10-19 15:54:58 (24 comments, 21 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

Teens Use Voice Search Most, Even in Bathroom, Google's Mobile Voice Study Finds

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teens-use-voice-search-most-even-in-bathroom-googles-mobile-voice-study-finds-279106351.html

#OkGoogle 

Teens Use Voice Search Most, Even in Bathroom, Google's Mobile Voice Study Finds

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teens-use-voice-search-most-even-in-bathroom-googles-mobile-voice-study-finds-279106351.html

#OkGoogle ___

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2014-10-18 01:18:55 (19 comments, 34 reshares, 423 +1s)Open 

Updated Material Design Guidelines and Resources

When we first published the #materialdesign guidelines [1] back in June, we set out to create a living document that would grow with feedback from the community. Today, we’re publishing our first significant update to the guidelines, with additional resources including:

• Updated sticker sheets complete with explanatory text, available in PSD, AI and Sketch formats
• A new icon library sticker sheet download
• Updated color palettes
• Updated whiteframe downloads, including better baseline grid text alignment and other miscellaneous fixes

For more, check out the blog post linked below, and stay tuned for more enhancements to the guidelines as we incorporate your feedback. Have suggestions or feedback? Share them in the comments!

[1] Material Design guidelines:http://ww... more »

Updated Material Design Guidelines and Resources

When we first published the #materialdesign guidelines [1] back in June, we set out to create a living document that would grow with feedback from the community. Today, we’re publishing our first significant update to the guidelines, with additional resources including:

• Updated sticker sheets complete with explanatory text, available in PSD, AI and Sketch formats
• A new icon library sticker sheet download
• Updated color palettes
• Updated whiteframe downloads, including better baseline grid text alignment and other miscellaneous fixes

For more, check out the blog post linked below, and stay tuned for more enhancements to the guidelines as we incorporate your feedback. Have suggestions or feedback? Share them in the comments!

[1] Material Design guidelines: http://www.google.com/design/spec/___

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2014-10-17 06:17:32 (8 comments, 26 reshares, 232 +1s)Open 

I gave a short talk about #materialdesign last night over Hangouts at +NoVA UX Meetup​​ and Jeanna Kim​​ wrote up a great little summary of the key points, with some awesome sketches! Check out her post below.

I gave a short talk about #materialdesign last night over Hangouts at +NoVA UX Meetup​​ and Jeanna Kim​​ wrote up a great little summary of the key points, with some awesome sketches! Check out her post below.___

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2014-10-16 01:15:16 (16 comments, 22 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Thought you might want to know how the casting ended yesterday:) maybe next next next time Oreo? #androidlollipop  

Thought you might want to know how the casting ended yesterday:) maybe next next next time Oreo? #androidlollipop  ___

2014-10-15 17:09:31 (125 comments, 88 reshares, 701 +1s)Open 

Nexus 4 will get some lollipop love!

We goofed and forgot to list it. I know this gave many of you a minor heart attack, and we're really sorry about that.

So... now that that's over, what's your favorite green lollipop flavor?

Nexus 4 will get some lollipop love!

We goofed and forgot to list it. I know this gave many of you a minor heart attack, and we're really sorry about that.

So... now that that's over, what's your favorite green lollipop flavor?___

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2014-10-15 16:07:29 (36 comments, 47 reshares, 346 +1s)Open 

So excited to announce #AndroidLollipop and the latest #Nexus devices: Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and Nexus Player. Thanks to the team who’s been hard at work on our most ambitious Android release yet...

So excited to announce #AndroidLollipop and the latest #Nexus devices: Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and Nexus Player. Thanks to the team who’s been hard at work on our most ambitious Android release yet...___

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2014-10-14 23:51:11 (70 comments, 40 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

This is a really good list. 

I continually catch myself saying 'you guys' all the time. It's been hard for me because my personal speech patterns rely on the casual second person plural pronoun, but this is a reminder to try harder!

This is a really good list. 

I continually catch myself saying 'you guys' all the time. It's been hard for me because my personal speech patterns rely on the casual second person plural pronoun, but this is a reminder to try harder!___

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2014-10-14 22:57:27 (24 comments, 36 reshares, 488 +1s)Open 

Met some sweet new friends today. #NationalDessertDay #Android 

Met some sweet new friends today. #NationalDessertDay #Android ___

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2014-10-11 16:54:39 (52 comments, 45 reshares, 477 +1s)Open 

Dear Interwebs, can we please all just admit that #Destiny  is absolutely freaking brilliant?

Everytime I read anything about Destiny the message is basically, "OMG this game is so messed up, let me splain why... blah, blah, blah ... I hope they fix all of these terrible mistakes soon, because... I can't stop playing it!"

I think... that actually means it's great. 

Not a just a little bit great. Rather, a whole lot, iconoclastic, break the boundaries and mess with your expectations and soon to set a new bar, kind of great.

What we casually describe as "freaking awesome".

You see it all the time, over and over again. Films as varied as Alien and Vertigo were panned in early reviews, but over time they garner huge followings. Closer to my world you see a new product comes out and experts predict their demise becausei... more »

Dear Interwebs, can we please all just admit that #Destiny  is absolutely freaking brilliant?

Everytime I read anything about Destiny the message is basically, "OMG this game is so messed up, let me splain why... blah, blah, blah ... I hope they fix all of these terrible mistakes soon, because... I can't stop playing it!"

I think... that actually means it's great. 

Not a just a little bit great. Rather, a whole lot, iconoclastic, break the boundaries and mess with your expectations and soon to set a new bar, kind of great.

What we casually describe as "freaking awesome".

You see it all the time, over and over again. Films as varied as Alien and Vertigo were panned in early reviews, but over time they garner huge followings. Closer to my world you see a new product comes out and experts predict their demise because it lacks this feature of thing they were used to in the past, or how the new thing is too different. Then two years later it's the status quo - people couldn't stop using it.

Destiny is not perfect, there are deep objective flaws that have nothing to do with breaking the mold (cough voice acting and story, cough).

I think the problem is that we equate brilliance and greatness with perfection. Perfection is measured in terms of today's expectations, creating what we can call a 'local maxima' (love me some jargon!). 

Any great new thing is never perfect - it's awesome despite it's flaws.





HT Harry Bringnull and Joshua Porter for an nice illustration of local maxima:
http://www.90percentofeverything.com/2011/01/06/local-maxima-and-the-perils-of-data-driven-design/___

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2014-10-06 17:07:16 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-03 00:50:37 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Yikes! Our tax dollars at work to make us less secure...
HT +Sara Sinclair Brody 

Meet ComputerCOP, the insecure “Internet Safety” software that local police hand out to families.___Yikes! Our tax dollars at work to make us less secure...
HT +Sara Sinclair Brody 

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2014-09-24 23:53:18 (19 comments, 11 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite Play apps has landed on iOS today, and its "transitions in between sections flow beautifully".
It's our first Play fully materialized app on iOS, and it's just awesome. 
Get it while it's hot!

One of my favorite Play apps has landed on iOS today, and its "transitions in between sections flow beautifully".
It's our first Play fully materialized app on iOS, and it's just awesome. 
Get it while it's hot!___

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2014-09-20 21:36:38 (40 comments, 21 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

I didn't want to write this

I really didn't want to write about this whole controversy because part of me hoped that I was just misreading it.  Surely no one REALLY thought that death threats were an "understandable" response to criticism, right?

I was wrong.  In posts made by people I respect.  People like +Matias Duarte +Wil Wheaton and other well known figures, all avid gamers or game developers, came out because they needed to state the obvious:  *Sexism isn't ok.*

The comments quickly devolved into the very same hatred they were fighting against, and some game developers actually left their industry because of the hatred they received for saying diversity was ok.

So here I am, stating the obvious again.  Because I am a Gamer.  I love the internet and all things nerdy.  I'm not "defending" Anita.  I'mdefending... more »

I didn't want to write this

I really didn't want to write about this whole controversy because part of me hoped that I was just misreading it.  Surely no one REALLY thought that death threats were an "understandable" response to criticism, right?

I was wrong.  In posts made by people I respect.  People like +Matias Duarte +Wil Wheaton and other well known figures, all avid gamers or game developers, came out because they needed to state the obvious:  *Sexism isn't ok.*

The comments quickly devolved into the very same hatred they were fighting against, and some game developers actually left their industry because of the hatred they received for saying diversity was ok.

So here I am, stating the obvious again.  Because I am a Gamer.  I love the internet and all things nerdy.  I'm not "defending" Anita.  I'm defending the pass time I enjoy, the culture I cherish.  I'm fighting for my home, and I'm asking you to join me.

#Gamergate   #GamingCulture   #Sexism  ___

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2014-09-19 14:07:24 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 221 +1s)Open 

Because Vladimir Nabokov, Miguel de Cervantes, Rabindranath Tagore, and Harry Mulisch would have wanted you to read more, Russia, Spain, India, and the Netherlands now have full access to Google Play Newsstand.

Curate your own personal collection of publications from art and literary magazines to celebrity news – all in one place. http://goo.gl/2iVj4S

Because Vladimir Nabokov, Miguel de Cervantes, Rabindranath Tagore, and Harry Mulisch would have wanted you to read more, Russia, Spain, India, and the Netherlands now have full access to Google Play Newsstand.

Curate your own personal collection of publications from art and literary magazines to celebrity news – all in one place. http://goo.gl/2iVj4S___

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2014-09-15 16:18:50 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 269 +1s)Open 

Meet #AndroidOne : A Phone with a Philosophy.

The world is filled with potential.
People who are ready to leave their mark, and have fun doing it.
They’re smart, and hopeful and they’re everywhere.
They can change anything.
They just need their tools to be as ambitious as they are.
So they can get out there and do everything.
Create, listen, learn, explore, collaborate, speak, dance, and dance some more.
And share it all along the way.
There are millions who have the rest of their lives ahead of them.
It’s scary, how exciting that is.
So we’re introducing a phone that empowers people, instead of holding them back.
A phone with a philosophy.
Ready for it?
Android One

Visit http://android.com/one for moreinformat... more »

Meet #AndroidOne : A Phone with a Philosophy.

The world is filled with potential.
People who are ready to leave their mark, and have fun doing it.
They’re smart, and hopeful and they’re everywhere.
They can change anything.
They just need their tools to be as ambitious as they are.
So they can get out there and do everything.
Create, listen, learn, explore, collaborate, speak, dance, and dance some more.
And share it all along the way.
There are millions who have the rest of their lives ahead of them.
It’s scary, how exciting that is.
So we’re introducing a phone that empowers people, instead of holding them back.
A phone with a philosophy.
Ready for it?
Android One

Visit http://android.com/one for more information.___

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