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Google Developers1,455,285Google 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 23:00:005070 

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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 16:26:241940342
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
Paul Alexander Thornton0My artists circle, if you'd like to be added comment under the link! Thanks :)Paul Alexander Thornton shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 19:46:43501103
Marjorie Bucabal0Designers CircleMarjorie Bucabal shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 12:54:32129001

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2014-09-06 21:19:42 (125 comments, 109 reshares, 582 +1s)Open 

Gamers, I understand, I really do. I appreciate the effort some of you have taken to help me understand, and I'd like to respond in kind.

This message was for +Jermain Wijnhard originally, but I realized this is really for all gamers.

Jermain, you seem to be a reasonable person, and honestly surprised that some people have a problem with your gaming hobby and by extension your identity in what you thought was a private and non-harmful enjoyment. I appreciate the time you've taken to share some of your experiences and try to help me see things from your point of view. Bear with me because I have a few thoughts and personal experiences I'd like to share.

From what I understand, you feel like you've been targeted as a person unfairly. I think I understand, and I understand you're not alone. 

There's hundreds and thousands ofpe... more »

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2014-08-07 04:09:15 (52 comments, 263 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we... more »

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2014-08-07 04:09:15 (52 comments, 263 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we... more »

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2014-10-23 01:16:24 (41 comments, 17 reshares, 510 +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 (21 comments, 18 reshares, 474 +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, 36 reshares, 376 +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, 350 +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, 233 +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 (20 comments, 33 reshares, 415 +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, 27 reshares, 235 +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, 21 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 (124 comments, 90 reshares, 697 +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 (33 comments, 47 reshares, 343 +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 (69 comments, 39 reshares, 206 +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, 487 +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, 473 +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, 70 +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, 155 +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, 181 +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, 17 reshares, 270 +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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2014-09-15 16:05:31 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-15 15:25:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

This is very true - not just in movies, but in every creative endeavor. 

This is very true - not just in movies, but in every creative endeavor. ___

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2014-09-11 05:55:30 (71 comments, 15 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Ok fellow Gamers, I know what it's like to be caught up in the enthusiasm of the moment... though the morning after does not feel good. These dudes however... they're out of control.

This continual misogynist B.S. has got to stop. Like, do you never want to play a video game with a woman?

This harassment has got to stop. It's on us to call it out.

Ok fellow Gamers, I know what it's like to be caught up in the enthusiasm of the moment... though the morning after does not feel good. These dudes however... they're out of control.

This continual misogynist B.S. has got to stop. Like, do you never want to play a video game with a woman?

This harassment has got to stop. It's on us to call it out.___

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2014-09-10 16:29:47 (15 comments, 56 reshares, 613 +1s)Open 

Because internets.

___Because internets.

2014-09-06 21:19:42 (125 comments, 109 reshares, 582 +1s)Open 

Gamers, I understand, I really do. I appreciate the effort some of you have taken to help me understand, and I'd like to respond in kind.

This message was for +Jermain Wijnhard originally, but I realized this is really for all gamers.

Jermain, you seem to be a reasonable person, and honestly surprised that some people have a problem with your gaming hobby and by extension your identity in what you thought was a private and non-harmful enjoyment. I appreciate the time you've taken to share some of your experiences and try to help me see things from your point of view. Bear with me because I have a few thoughts and personal experiences I'd like to share.

From what I understand, you feel like you've been targeted as a person unfairly. I think I understand, and I understand you're not alone. 

There's hundreds and thousands ofpe... more »

Gamers, I understand, I really do. I appreciate the effort some of you have taken to help me understand, and I'd like to respond in kind.

This message was for +Jermain Wijnhard originally, but I realized this is really for all gamers.

Jermain, you seem to be a reasonable person, and honestly surprised that some people have a problem with your gaming hobby and by extension your identity in what you thought was a private and non-harmful enjoyment. I appreciate the time you've taken to share some of your experiences and try to help me see things from your point of view. Bear with me because I have a few thoughts and personal experiences I'd like to share.

From what I understand, you feel like you've been targeted as a person unfairly. I think I understand, and I understand you're not alone. 

There's hundreds and thousands of people like you who are mystified, baffled, upset,  and feel personally attacked for being gamers. You're a stand up guy. You'd never send rape threats or death threats to anyone. You've never been creepy to a woman in public. Maybe the worst you've done is say something like "Eat it bitch!", and that was to a friend or a fellow player in an online game where it's all cool. I mean even Ripley said 'bitch' when she called out the Alien queen, and all women agree she was fucking AWESOME (amirite?)!

I completely agree with you. To be stereotyped and belittled like that based on things you've never done or would do would totally suck and be totally unfair. 

To be fair, I'll admit that now some of it is happening. Noelle Stevenson (who writes awesome comics BTW) tweeted something hilarious yesterday and I came this close to retweeting it. It's since been deleted, but it was demeaning to gamers as a self identifying class and while far from the same scale or scope as misogyny, it was indeed to the same type.

I'm genuinely sorry it's happening.

 I could ironically quote the advice you (and I'm sure many other are providing) - basically throw rocks and expect to get stung. But I don't think that's right. I don't think anybody deserves to "get stung" whether getting stung means anything from having your group of "gamers" demeaned as "babies", or having you personally called out with death threats or rape threats. 

No, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that in the storm of online hate and disinformation some people are broadly painting all gamers as "babies, immature whiners, and sexist". I'm personally taking responsibility to never do that, and to call out anybody who does it (I called out Noelle because even though I don't know her, she's awesome enough that I know she can take it).

Sadly, so far I haven't heard a single self identified gamer apologize or take responsibility for preventing, calling out, or condemning online harassment, death threats and rape threats. Not just saying, "Yeah I agree in principle that's wrong," but putting it into practice. Going to the gamer forums, going to 4-chan, posting on their personal feeds, saying "that that kind of shit has got to stop". That this campaign of organized online harassment and verbal misogynist abuse is wrong no matter how good the cause.

But maybe we could start with one?

Bear, with me a little longer if you don't mind? You made a heartfelt plea asking me to understand things from your point of view. Again, I want to tell you that I think I do understand a little bit...

You see not just twenty years ago, but thirty years ago I was that kid who was mocked and teased for spending all my time playing games and not being any good at sports. I understand. Twenty years ago I didn't just play some games, I was making games for Playstation (no bloody, 2, 3, or 4 - yes, that's a Scotty reference) and Sega Saturn. I don't work in the game industry anymore but I regularly do play games of all kinds. I know so many gamers both online and off that I do know gamers aren't violent misanthropes as a group.

I understand, because I've walked in those shoes. 

And that's why when I find someone who's not copy-pasting some rhetoric, but honestly, desperately trying to communicate how besieged they feel I want to listen and engage.

And I'd like to ask that you return the favor to try to really understand me and the people you feel attacked by.

I know you feel like Anita Zarkeesian is painting you with a broad brush, like she's stereotyping you. 

Let me ask you to take a minute and try to see things from her point of view. Just to watch her videos, maybe just one, and listen, really listen to what she says. Now I know this will be upsetting, but for a moment put your emotions aside and listen to what she actually, really, says.

She never says gamers are sexist. 
She never calls you out as broadly misogynistic.
She never says there's not a lot of good things to love in these games.

What she says is simply, look how badly women are treated/portrayed here. Nothing less, nothing more.

You've been told she says more. But's not true. 

Maybe you've been told that she's using "weasel words", she doesn't actually say gamers are sexist pigs and their hobby is trash.

I don't think so.

Set aside what you've been told and listen to what she says. Listen to the way she says it. Listen to how she caveats and tries to explain. Really try and see things from her point of view.

When I do that, I see someone who deeply loves games. 

I see someone who loves games and who undoubtedly also got mocked or shunned for playing games as a child. Perhaps even more cruelly than we were - because I hear young girls can be especially cutting to their peers who don't conform.

And where we as children found solace in our games and in a few buddies who maybe were outcasts like ourselves, maybe she didn't even have that. How likely were fellow boy gamers to be able to make her feel comfortable and accepted?

Hell, even the games themselves - the wonderful games which provide so much excitement, exploration, enjoyment of skill - even her beloved games seem to reject her. Her role is only supposed to be that of the goal or object.

How did she feel?

When I try to give her the benefit of the doubt and see things from her point of view I don't just understand why she'd want to make those videos. I'm freaking amazed she's so nice and upbeat and understanding in those videos.

She loves games. She loves gamers, because how could she not - she is likely more of a gamer than I am anymore!

What she says, all she says, is that some of these games could be better.

I understand that's not what you feel. I understand that's not what you've been told.

But you should consider that maybe you aren't yet seeing the whole truth. That maybe your honest outrage is being used.

It doesn't have to be a secret cabal of crypto patriarchs lurking on 4-chan. A few griefers here, a few genuine sexists there, a whole lot of miscommunication and emotion that plugs our ears and keeps us from seeing the other person's point of view. All of a sudden there are memes that exist broadly - Anita and corrupt journalists want to tar gamers! Those memes can use you just as certainly as a shadowy puppet master.

This post is already too long. It's no longer a comment reply, but a post in it's own right, yet there's one more plea you made. One last thing you asked me to see from your point of view, so I want to try...

You made a comparison to football - which I have a hard time responding to because 1) I don't sport and 2) comparisons are slippery because the details matter.

Instead let me respond by saying again, I think I understand. Nobody what's their enjoyment or expression curtailed.

Do I really understand? I think so. Just yesterday I was defending the right of people to play games with whole lotsa sexy skin. I don't think we should ban sexy times, or violence.

I understand the role of fantasy, and titillation - particularly transgressive titillation. I'd be upset if someone tried to keep those kinds of games or movies from being made because yes I personally enjoy some of them.

I think we're on the same side!

Now, please, once again, look at things from my point of view.

Very literally, very practically, if we looked at the criticism Antia levels at games and acted on it - what would actually change? What would happen? What is the worst case scenario?

Five years from now, when my oldest daughter is mature enough, she and I could sit down to play a game of Call of Duty together, and she could choose to play a character that actually looks like her. Under all that tactical gear she'd likely be so covered up that she'd almost certainly look like maybe just a shorter thinner guy, but in the selection screens, when she sees her face, when she see's her rankings, she'd see someone who she can identify with, can aspire to be.

Is that so bad? 

Does that justify even mild name calling or tarring a group with a broad brush? Much less death threats? Online harassment? Making someone quit their job?

Five years from now when we play some game that just revels in violence and transgressive behaviour - where I can kill and rape and torture and dismember as part of the sandbox world that explores gritty fantasy - maybe in that world I could do the same thing to mean as I do to women. Maybe I could kidnap a young man, not an athletic one, maybe not a popular one who wouldn't be missed. Maybe he's not even just a jigolo, maybe he works the bar, or is a clerk at a store, maybe he sells used games in a seedy part of town. Maybe when I push the buttons on my controller that make it so easy to perform horrible violence towards this person totally under my control, maybe as the game has him beg for mercy like the women in our games do today, maybe I'd feel more realistic empathy for the victims. Maybe I'd really get a true feeling of horror and disgust and really get a "realistic" experience of crime if I can see my younger self in my victim.

That sounds repellant honestly. I don't want to play that at all... but of course that's what women get to play today, so maybe it would be good for us to play that as well.

I mean, I'd personally never play out those abusive sequences in games, so if it were equally treated... would it be so bad?

I don't know what other consequences there would be, or what bad outcomes we could imagine. But sexiness in games and movies is not going away. Violence in games and movies is not going away. Horror is not going away.

The worst I can see is that all three get to be more inclusive. More people enjoy them. More people means more money and more and better games. That seems like a good thing (tm).

Why not? 

Sure maybe you could imagine a worse totalitarian future where no games exist expect Tetris. But none of us want that. Instead of fighting among those of us who loves games, why don't we agree that this future I imagine looks pretty good - let's fight to make that real.

If someday you have daughters. If someday you marry a gamer wife. If someday you have gamer girl friends what do you want to say you did?

Do you want to say that you helped harass women so badly they felt they had to leave their homes and quit their jobs? 

Do you want to say, "well I never harassed anyone, but i did defend those who did the harassment..."

Do you even want to say you stood by did nothing and let it happen?

Or do you want to say you helped build bridges, and tried to talk to people on both sides, over and over again however long it took. You cut through the disinformation and hate. You called out the unacceptable behaviour, loudly, clearly, no matter what people said, no matter what bad outcome you feared, because the future we hoped for together was worth it.

We can do this.___

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2014-09-06 06:34:28 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 349 +1s)Open 

For sale today: the Moto 360 smart watch running Android Wear.

For sale today: the Moto 360 smart watch running Android Wear.___

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2014-09-06 02:07:32 (45 comments, 56 reshares, 339 +1s)Open 

Nice summary of a repellant topic. Why do I care?

Because I have two daughters, and how could I say I'd been a good father if I didn't try and change the world to make it better for them.

Because I have a mother. Because I have a wife. Because I have friends who are women. Because I work with women. Because I know a whole lot of wonderful women that I care about, and I'm horrified that any environment exists where they would be so reviled and harassed simply because they were women.

Because I have friends. Guy friends. Gay friends. Drinking friends. Designer friends. Geek friends. Game friends. Even some who don't play any games. I can't think of a single one of them whom I wouldn't be ashamed to look in the eye if they asked me, "If you thought this was wrong, why didn't you stand up? Why didn't you say something?"
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Nice summary of a repellant topic. Why do I care?

Because I have two daughters, and how could I say I'd been a good father if I didn't try and change the world to make it better for them.

Because I have a mother. Because I have a wife. Because I have friends who are women. Because I work with women. Because I know a whole lot of wonderful women that I care about, and I'm horrified that any environment exists where they would be so reviled and harassed simply because they were women.

Because I have friends. Guy friends. Gay friends. Drinking friends. Designer friends. Geek friends. Game friends. Even some who don't play any games. I can't think of a single one of them whom I wouldn't be ashamed to look in the eye if they asked me, "If you thought this was wrong, why didn't you stand up? Why didn't you say something?"

Because no one should be treated this way. ___

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2014-09-04 00:09:23 (41 comments, 41 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

Warning: Strong logic (also some potty mouth).
HT +Adam Powell 

Warning: Strong logic (also some potty mouth).
HT +Adam Powell ___

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2014-09-03 22:56:10 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

+Andre Tacuyan wrote up his experience as a design intern at Google.

+Andre Tacuyan wrote up his experience as a design intern at Google.___

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2014-08-30 10:49:32 (48 comments, 42 reshares, 274 +1s)Open 

What he said.

What he said.___

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2014-08-29 00:35:20 (50 comments, 71 reshares, 372 +1s)Open 

What does it mean for your design project?

What does it mean for your design project?___

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2014-08-18 18:18:55 (15 comments, 110 reshares, 470 +1s)Open 

These days, designing compelling web apps and sites that load quickly, look beautiful, and are intuitive requires keeping up with lots of ever-evolving best practices. To make things easier for web designers and developers, we've been gathering and documenting our learnings over at Google Web Fundamentals. Our latest update to the site includes some great material for web designers: Principles of Site Design and Animations.

Principles of Site Design includes an invaluable collection of insights gained from user research, such as how to provide intuitive navigation, when and how to "upsell" to your apps, and streamlining user journeys.

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/principles

Animations give much-needed personality to your projects—but what should you animate, when should you animate it, and how? Gettinga... more »

These days, designing compelling web apps and sites that load quickly, look beautiful, and are intuitive requires keeping up with lots of ever-evolving best practices. To make things easier for web designers and developers, we've been gathering and documenting our learnings over at Google Web Fundamentals. Our latest update to the site includes some great material for web designers: Principles of Site Design and Animations.

Principles of Site Design includes an invaluable collection of insights gained from user research, such as how to provide intuitive navigation, when and how to "upsell" to your apps, and streamlining user journeys.

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/principles

Animations give much-needed personality to your projects—but what should you animate, when should you animate it, and how? Getting animations just right is key to your users' experience. Covering everything from easing to performance, these guides give you the knowledge and insight to level up your next project.

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/look-and-feel/animations

Have a great resource on mobile web design you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments!___

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2014-08-15 14:34:29 (50 comments, 71 reshares, 589 +1s)Open 

Cow Week 2015

Cow Week 2015___

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2014-08-09 21:31:41 (47 comments, 10 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Not if, but when.
HT +Jon Wiley 

This is a nice summary of the current debate. I think a lot about this issue. It's true that, historically, technology creates jobs. But it's also true that the capabilities of robots are increasing at a rate which is faster than humans. Unless you argue that robots face a fundamental limit on capability, it seems obvious that we could, in time, build them to surpass us. So I don't think it's a question of if, but when. ___Not if, but when.
HT +Jon Wiley 

2014-08-07 04:09:15 (52 comments, 263 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we... more »

Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"
<click>

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!___

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2014-08-02 14:45:02 (34 comments, 29 reshares, 273 +1s)Open 

Here is +Liam Spradlin talking about the information density change on the new Play Store details pages.

Without pointing any fingers at anyone in particular [citation needed], I think there's a constant "struggle" to put as much "information" above the fold as can possibly fit, especially if you have multiple PMs working on multiple feature-ettes. This is how we may or may not have ended up with random stack of rows on the previous details pages.

Are we displaying less above the fold than we were before? Are you going to scroll more to see all the information on the page? Is it worth to display a high-quality [ahem, hint hint to all app developers] promo image that links to high-quality [ahem, hint hint to all app developers] video as the very first element at the expense of pushing some other content below the fold? Is it worth to "hide" the full... more »

Here is +Liam Spradlin talking about the information density change on the new Play Store details pages.

Without pointing any fingers at anyone in particular [citation needed], I think there's a constant "struggle" to put as much "information" above the fold as can possibly fit, especially if you have multiple PMs working on multiple feature-ettes. This is how we may or may not have ended up with random stack of rows on the previous details pages.

Are we displaying less above the fold than we were before? Are you going to scroll more to see all the information on the page? Is it worth to display a high-quality [ahem, hint hint to all app developers] promo image that links to high-quality [ahem, hint hint to all app developers] video as the very first element at the expense of pushing some other content below the fold? Is it worth to "hide" the full description and additional product details behind a "read more" tap? What's up with all the extra white space and can't you just shrink it back a bit and go back to showing my favorite feature-ette above the fold? What's up with all these questions and shouldn't you guys just know what you're doing? Is this full Material or part Material? Hey, where is my unicorn???___

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2014-07-24 15:01:06 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Achievement Unlocked: Dinosaur Comics

YOU GUYS

WHAT JUST HAPPENED

SERIOUSLY IS THIS IS AN AWESOME DREAM

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2668___Achievement Unlocked: Dinosaur Comics

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2014-07-22 11:15:04 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

I just did this the other day with a old story I was reading to my eldest...

P.S. I think I like this Bilbo even better than Martin Freeman!

Did you know Bilbo Baggins is a girl? Well, she could be!

"What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be."

"And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else."

Brilliant!

http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2013/12/18/one-weird-old-trick/___I just did this the other day with a old story I was reading to my eldest...

P.S. I think I like this Bilbo even better than Martin Freeman!

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2014-07-20 12:56:38 (24 comments, 8 reshares, 419 +1s)Open 

"Lightning" still life before lunch arrives.

The other day one of the UX interns at Google asked me if I ever painted anymore. Sadly I don't have the time or space, but sketching is something you can always squeeze in. 

"Lightning" still life before lunch arrives.

The other day one of the UX interns at Google asked me if I ever painted anymore. Sadly I don't have the time or space, but sketching is something you can always squeeze in. ___

2014-07-19 17:35:40 (62 comments, 31 reshares, 332 +1s)Open 


Xe


Xe___

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2014-07-17 14:54:55 (8 comments, 33 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

So what's it like to work as a designer at Google? In this story from May 2013, +Noah Levin describes how after just three months at Google as an Interaction Designer, he helped change the way users interact with Google Search on iOS.

And we're hiring! Check out our UX and design openings: goo.gl/sBW8WV

So what's it like to work as a designer at Google? In this story from May 2013, +Noah Levin describes how after just three months at Google as an Interaction Designer, he helped change the way users interact with Google Search on iOS.

And we're hiring! Check out our UX and design openings: goo.gl/sBW8WV___

2014-07-17 06:18:04 (13 comments, 26 reshares, 243 +1s)Open 

With just a few weeks since the unveiling of the Android Wear SDK, we’ve already seen a number of terrific apps optimized for Android Wear. One of the main questions we’ve heard from you is, “will you support third party custom watch faces?” The answer: yes, for sure! Customization has helped Android thrive, and the same will be true for Android Wear. And to make sure that you’re able to create the richest experience possible, we’re hard at work on a custom watch face API.  

Custom watch faces are activities running inside another process. However, they have some special considerations due to interactions with the stream and always-on ambient mode--including using a shorter peek card, moving the status indicators for battery and mute, and rendering the faces differently in ambient mode. Right now, without an official API, making a really great watch face currently takes a fair bit oftweaking. more »

With just a few weeks since the unveiling of the Android Wear SDK, we’ve already seen a number of terrific apps optimized for Android Wear. One of the main questions we’ve heard from you is, “will you support third party custom watch faces?” The answer: yes, for sure! Customization has helped Android thrive, and the same will be true for Android Wear. And to make sure that you’re able to create the richest experience possible, we’re hard at work on a custom watch face API.  

Custom watch faces are activities running inside another process. However, they have some special considerations due to interactions with the stream and always-on ambient mode--including using a shorter peek card, moving the status indicators for battery and mute, and rendering the faces differently in ambient mode. Right now, without an official API, making a really great watch face currently takes a fair bit of tweaking. 

We are working to make this as simple as possible for you so that it’s easy to make good-looking faces that work well across multiple form factors, conserve battery, and display the user’s card stream nicely. Some of these changes won’t be ready until we migrate Android Wear to the Android L release later this year, but don’t fret: they’re coming!

So, where does that leave us today? As we work on finalizing the API, we would suggest not posting your apps publicly to Google Play until there is a stable, published API (we’d suggest using Alpha or Beta channels, available through the Play Developer Console, in the meantime). These changes mentioned above are coming soon and will make it easier for you to create great watch faces, but the existing unpublished API may not be compatible with the next Android Wear release, and no one wants to disrupt the experience for users in the future.___

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2014-07-16 20:42:47 (29 comments, 62 reshares, 576 +1s)Open 

Hello Roboto, again!

Hello Roboto, again!___

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2014-07-12 16:15:19 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

The conference floor and session rooms at #io14 were abuzz with great conversations about design. While these great conversations continue here on the web, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments from the conference. Flip through the photo album below to get a glimpse of design across the two days of Google I/O 2014, from the keynote, to live sessions, to the design sandbox, and to the workshops.

The conference floor and session rooms at #io14 were abuzz with great conversations about design. While these great conversations continue here on the web, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments from the conference. Flip through the photo album below to get a glimpse of design across the two days of Google I/O 2014, from the keynote, to live sessions, to the design sandbox, and to the workshops.___

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2014-07-11 00:14:33 (18 comments, 32 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Regardless of gender, I've been trying to make a habit of shutting my mouth and listening...

Regardless of gender, I've been trying to make a habit of shutting my mouth and listening...___

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2014-07-10 02:07:56 (14 comments, 19 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

I was stunned to see how much Vance Gerry's notes on story sketching apply to experience design.

HT Mark Kennedy

I was stunned to see how much Vance Gerry's notes on story sketching apply to experience design.

HT Mark Kennedy___

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2014-07-04 16:41:11 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth!___

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2014-07-02 21:10:29 (38 comments, 49 reshares, 309 +1s)Open 

Michelle Kang drops some #insight  on #materialdesign  !

Michelle Kang drops some #insight  on #materialdesign  !___

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2014-07-02 16:37:27 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

This is Material Design. http://instagram.com/p/p70jG-owRu/ 

This is Material Design. http://instagram.com/p/p70jG-owRu/ ___

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2014-07-01 21:15:35 (15 comments, 62 reshares, 433 +1s)Open 

Material Design on Dribbble! http://goo.gl/U3xu8A

Material Design on Dribbble! http://goo.gl/U3xu8A___

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2014-06-30 20:25:39 (42 comments, 69 reshares, 593 +1s)Open 

A new cut of Roboto

One of the key principles in #materialdesign is One adaptive design, or that a single underlying design system organizes interaction and space across devices. And since type plays such a crucial role in cross-platform design, we’ve extensively refined Roboto, a UI-focused typeface we introduced with Android 4.0, to make sure it looks great across a wider set of platforms.

The new version of Roboto is slightly wider and rounder, giving it greater clarity and making it more optimistic. We calmed down some of the more unruly characters like ‘K’ and ‘R’ and rounded out the squarish sides on the caps, along with the dots in the punctuation and the diacritical marks. We reworked all the italics with better optical correction to the diagonal strokes so the stem widths are the same. We also completely redrew the numbers.

We ended uppolishing ... more »

A new cut of Roboto

One of the key principles in #materialdesign is One adaptive design, or that a single underlying design system organizes interaction and space across devices. And since type plays such a crucial role in cross-platform design, we’ve extensively refined Roboto, a UI-focused typeface we introduced with Android 4.0, to make sure it looks great across a wider set of platforms.

The new version of Roboto is slightly wider and rounder, giving it greater clarity and making it more optimistic. We calmed down some of the more unruly characters like ‘K’ and ‘R’ and rounded out the squarish sides on the caps, along with the dots in the punctuation and the diacritical marks. We reworked all the italics with better optical correction to the diagonal strokes so the stem widths are the same. We also completely redrew the numbers.

We ended up polishing and tuning nearly every single glyph in Roboto and Roboto Condensed, along with spacing and metrics. The result is a more versatile typeface that looks great on any screen, from the smallest wearables to the largest TVs.

Download the new Roboto:
http://www.google.com/design/spec/style/typography.html

For more on the new typeface, watch +Christian Robertson, Roboto's lead designer, introduce it at #io14 : Google I/O 2014 - Material design: Visual style and imagery

#Typography___

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