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Google Developers2,033,973Google 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 23:00:005061  

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Диан Тодоров0Android Circle2015-05-02 12:42:32119010
Eduard Dimitrov (Едуард Димитров)3,781Start of my "Google must be better place campaign". Week one: This post. People currently working for Google. 114 Google's Google+  profiles to add - people actually working for Google  company.Week 2: Shared circle two: More 100 Google employees next week.Week 3: I will show you how to work with google webspam team to aviod problems in Google Webmaster Tools - the right way, tools and tactics.Week 4: Ethics of non-natural links problems in GWT and communication with google webspam team  in Google Webmaster Tools.If you want to receive notifications from me, add me in separate circle and switch on notifications for this circle.Happy Holidays!  #worksatgoogle #googleteam #googleemployees2014-12-23 14:29:071146917
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 08:28:58501436
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 05:03:314922413
Jade Turner0Circle of #Graphic   #design  experts & enthusiasts! Add, Plus & Share!!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #web   #design   #graphic   #print   #graphicdesigner   #graphicdesigning   #marketing   #business   #marketingtips   #marketingonline   #businessintelligence   #businessideas   #businessidentity   #brand   #branding   #promotion  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle 2014-08-13 17:49:34414001
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 16:34:56473002
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 13:29:59435182229
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 12:59:42501214
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 Buehler (TygrScott)69,427Web 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 22:54:294547727
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 20:58:1750018839
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 Jackson435So 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 04:26:11489527
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 06:15:011942610
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 Marks1,542I'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 13:44:1447835829
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

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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.

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2015-01-31 17:53:49 (35 comments, 71 reshares, 547 +1s)Open 

Once again, trigger warning for harsh truth telling.

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Can't stop making tasty treats... even on Christmas Eve!

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2015-05-21 20:16:33 (5 comments, 18 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Amen!

"You have to keep doing that work because there are still all sorts of imbalances that need correcting. Right now, there's some toddler with a brain capable of curing cancer, and we're never going to know because he was born in inner-city Detroit, and he's going to go to a bullshit school and grow up with no positive role models. And the moment he commits a misdemeanor as a teenager, society is going to declare him a lost cause and flush him away. The process intended to discover his talent, cultivate it, and get him into a lab curing your cancer is still in shambles. Please note that it's just as tragic if, instead of curing cancer, his best-case scenario is to grow up to be a good friend and father while doing oil changes at Jiffy Lube.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones."___Amen!

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2015-05-06 23:45:57 (10 comments, 48 reshares, 273 +1s)Open 

A practical guide...

A practical guide...___

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2015-05-05 01:41:30 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-29 19:12:34 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 341 +1s)Open 

Congrats team!

Big thanks to Art Director's Club for awarding #materialdesign  a Gold Cube for branding. The campaign, which launched last year at I/O, included a printed kit, created in collaboration with Manual design; an animated sizzle reel (http://goo.gl/1xNpOh) produced in collaboration with Mixtape Club, and the fully responsive Material Design Guidelines site (http://goo.gl/TCZgoq), developed in collaboration with HUGE. We are deeply honored for the recognition. ___Congrats team!

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2015-04-29 18:59:28 (13 comments, 19 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

This is a clever exploration of using proportional scroll fades to indicate scroll progress in addition to the traditional use of scroll fades to indicate additional content vs termination.

This is a clever exploration of using proportional scroll fades to indicate scroll progress in addition to the traditional use of scroll fades to indicate additional content vs termination.___

2015-04-29 02:53:20 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

HT +Dan Morrill​

It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.

MLK, 1968.  Not today, 1968.
http://www.gphistorical.org/mlk/mlkspeech/___HT +Dan Morrill​

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2015-04-29 02:47:55 (19 comments, 22 reshares, 295 +1s)Open 

Today at #bwdesign2015, +Matias Duarte and +Joshua Topolsky sat down for another fireside chat, discussing everything from the future of design to consistent design across devices to “why wearables."

Check out this related, short interview clip from today (goo.gl/BQEx4j) and the recording from the last fireside chat at #FORMSF14 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wipr1KRt_g

Today at #bwdesign2015, +Matias Duarte and +Joshua Topolsky sat down for another fireside chat, discussing everything from the future of design to consistent design across devices to “why wearables."

Check out this related, short interview clip from today (goo.gl/BQEx4j) and the recording from the last fireside chat at #FORMSF14 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wipr1KRt_g___

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2015-04-27 23:13:58 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Ah, counterintuitive results... this is why we science!

Ah, counterintuitive results... this is why we science!___

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2015-04-22 21:48:51 (20 comments, 11 reshares, 381 +1s)Open 

Just a typical day at Google... Making doodles. Looking at spaceships. Feeding dinosaurs. Decorating tasty Android treats!

Just a typical day at Google... Making doodles. Looking at spaceships. Feeding dinosaurs. Decorating tasty Android treats!___

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2015-04-22 18:18:58 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 305 +1s)Open 

Congrats team Fi! +Michael Leggett​ +Brynn Evans​

Congrats team Fi! +Michael Leggett​ +Brynn Evans​___

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2015-04-20 15:29:20 (21 comments, 37 reshares, 474 +1s)Open 

I've been about this for such a long time - couldn't wait until it was finally ready!

Got your hands full? You no longer need them to check your news and notifications. Instead you can just flick your wrist to scroll through the stream. #AndroidWear  ___I've been about this for such a long time - couldn't wait until it was finally ready!

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2015-04-14 05:01:02 (15 comments, 29 reshares, 223 +1s)Open 

April 2015 Material Design Spec Update

Here on the #materialdesign team at Google, we’re always listening to community feedback and looking for ways to broaden and expand the specification to better fit the needs of designers everywhere. Today we’re publishing an update to google.com/design/spec that draws on extensive conversations we’ve had with designers and developers over the past few months. The update includes 7 new sections, as well as refinements to content in existing sections.

Some highlights:

Data tables: guidance on presenting data sets, particularly in desktop products
Units and measurements: a description of the different units used in material design, including guidance on using density-independent pixels (DPs)
App structure: suggestions for top-level navigation in your app
Component stickersheet for Aft... more »

April 2015 Material Design Spec Update

Here on the #materialdesign team at Google, we’re always listening to community feedback and looking for ways to broaden and expand the specification to better fit the needs of designers everywhere. Today we’re publishing an update to google.com/design/spec that draws on extensive conversations we’ve had with designers and developers over the past few months. The update includes 7 new sections, as well as refinements to content in existing sections.

Some highlights:

Data tables: guidance on presenting data sets, particularly in desktop products
Units and measurements: a description of the different units used in material design, including guidance on using density-independent pixels (DPs)
App structure: suggestions for top-level navigation in your app
Component sticker sheet for After Effects to help streamline your motion design workflow
Floating action buttons now have their own section, with added guidance on behavior and transitions
• Updated guidance on Typography, Cards, Dialogs, Tabs and Scrolling.

For all the gory details, check out the What’s New section in the spec: goo.gl/3aB3xM___

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2015-04-03 19:17:03 (17 comments, 17 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Kiril shows off three different approaches, that are nonetheless all completely Material.

While Material lays out the ground rules / guidelines / suggestions on layering and overall structure of the "chrome" around your content, there's ample space to explore and shape your own take on the same problem space.

In this short GIF you can see the current approaches from three different apps - Mizuu, Philm and Play Store. From the status bar to the toolbar to the hero image to the main content of the page - follow the layering, the parallax, the cross-fades, the translucency and the rest of what happens during the scrolling.___Kiril shows off three different approaches, that are nonetheless all completely Material.

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2015-04-02 16:49:16 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

All the LOLs.

All the LOLs.___

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2015-03-19 22:40:37 (28 comments, 43 reshares, 415 +1s)Open 

I want this "chance of rain and sunroof is open" notification! 
Wonderful little study of designing for Android Wear!

I want this "chance of rain and sunroof is open" notification! 
Wonderful little study of designing for Android Wear!___

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2015-03-17 17:22:54 (11 comments, 20 reshares, 354 +1s)Open 

Better safer apps for everyone!

Better safer apps for everyone!___

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2015-03-17 17:21:47 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

OMG RL Jeffries tube with Latina astronauts!
I'm somehow optimistic about the future again...

Two of the many really awesome Latinas in the space industry!___OMG RL Jeffries tube with Latina astronauts!
I'm somehow optimistic about the future again...

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2015-03-17 14:11:51 (15 comments, 33 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-10 20:02:32 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

For iOS-using friends, Google Calendar is now (finally!) available on Apple devices. 

Finding it in the App Store is a bit tricky with the current ranking, but here's a direct link:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/google-calendar/id909319292

For iOS-using friends, Google Calendar is now (finally!) available on Apple devices. 

Finding it in the App Store is a bit tricky with the current ranking, but here's a direct link:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/google-calendar/id909319292___

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2015-03-10 20:02:10 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Actually the title should be, "Why you should not be ashamed to read children's books."

I think there's a lot to be said also on why you should be proud to read them, but that's a whole post in of itself.

Actually the title should be, "Why you should not be ashamed to read children's books."

I think there's a lot to be said also on why you should be proud to read them, but that's a whole post in of itself.___

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2015-03-10 00:25:31 (4 comments, 19 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

"If you become aware of any individual degrading another, then show moral courage and take a stand against it." - Lieutenant General David Morrison

#IWillNotStandBy  

Every day, we read about another woman who has thrown in the towel. A woman who's left her team, or her company, or her industry, fed up with the constant exhaustion of having to continually deal with sexism in the technology industry. And there are doubtlessly many many more who leave silently, without a high-profile exit. How many women (or trans* people, or minority ethnicities, or...) leaving the industry—or worse, never entering it—over this shit are we prepared to tolerate? Even if they don't leave, how many lives are willing to make miserable? How many careers are we willing to stunt through fear, anger, and distress?

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, especially to my fellow white straight cis-males: I'm not OK with this. Not by a very long way. As a manager, I want to make it quite clear that any team under my management will have zero tolerance for sexism, racism and transphobia, in whatever form they come. If I see it, I will call it out. If you want to do it, move elsewhere (ideally out of my company, or even better out of CS altogether). This applies as well for teams, groups, or conferences I participate in, but don't manage: if I see it, I will say it. If it continues, I am done with you and I will do everything in my power to never have to work with you again, at my current or any future company.

I beg all of you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaqpoeVgr8U, a video made in the face of (yet another) sexual misbehaviour scandal in the Australian army. It is by far one of the most powerful anti-sexism messages ever spoken. I literally have a calendar reminder set to watch this every few months, because it is so powerful and resonates with me so strongly. It's a refreshing reminder of what a powerful anti-sexism message can look like.

Watch it, and if you take nothing else away from David Morrison's speech, take away this: "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept". It doesn't matter if you're not doing it (making the jokes, performing the microaggressions, belittling the contributions); it matters that you allow it to happen. By allowing it to happen, without stepping in, you are giving it your implicit approval, and letting it take root and grow. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

For the managers reading this, remember his followup: "That goes for all of us, but especially those who, by their rank, have a leadership role". As managers, some of us have a unique ability and responsibility. Do not let this fester in your team. If it festers in your team, it spreads, and the whole of your team, your company, and your industry all become lesser places for it.

Don't be silent. We, as individuals and as an industry, need to root this rot out and destroy it. It will take all of us, and I promise to do what I can.

Author's note: this is an edited version of something I posted internally at Google.___"If you become aware of any individual degrading another, then show moral courage and take a stand against it." - Lieutenant General David Morrison

#IWillNotStandBy  

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2015-03-10 00:21:18 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." - Lieutenant General David Morrison
#IWillNotStandBy  

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." - Lieutenant General David Morrison
#IWillNotStandBy  ___

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2015-03-06 17:52:13 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

How cute of them to think we "just learned" ... maybe we just didn't feel like sharing? ;-)
+Jeromy Henry +Jon Wiley +Hector Ouilhet 

Yes we did.___How cute of them to think we "just learned" ... maybe we just didn't feel like sharing? ;-)
+Jeromy Henry +Jon Wiley +Hector Ouilhet 

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2015-03-06 17:49:40 (39 comments, 16 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

As some of you may know, I love me a good analogy!

As some of you may know, I love me a good analogy!___

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2015-03-05 17:38:44 (16 comments, 37 reshares, 237 +1s)Open 

What is essential... is easily overlooked by the eye.

HT +Dave Sparks 

Man this made me feel good today.. Hopefully it does the same for you...___What is essential... is easily overlooked by the eye.

HT +Dave Sparks 

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2015-02-26 15:23:52 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

"We discovered a dev-friendly world with scant traces of the Android horror stories we had in the backs of our minds."

"We know this situation from Web development, and we know how to handle it: do not make assumptions about the physicality of the devices you are developing for."

Good short read. h/t +Cheryl Lindo Jones​___"We discovered a dev-friendly world with scant traces of the Android horror stories we had in the backs of our minds."

"We know this situation from Web development, and we know how to handle it: do not make assumptions about the physicality of the devices you are developing for."

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2015-02-26 15:20:06 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Today we’re excited to announce the new and improved Google+ experience for mobile web. We focused on making everything faster, more beautiful, and more intuitive. To check out all the new updates, visit plus.google.com on your phone or tablet’s browser.  
As always, we’d love to hear what you think!  

#googleplusupdate

Today we’re excited to announce the new and improved Google+ experience for mobile web. We focused on making everything faster, more beautiful, and more intuitive. To check out all the new updates, visit plus.google.com on your phone or tablet’s browser.  
As always, we’d love to hear what you think!  

#googleplusupdate___

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2015-02-26 15:19:11 (29 comments, 14 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Improvements to Google Calendar for Android

Over the next few days, you'll see lots of improvements to the new Google Calendar app based on your feedback with more coming soon. Here are some of the highlights:

● See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
● Add Google Drive files to events. Drive will even check if everyone can open them. 
● Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown in settings. You'll also see the same changes on the web next week.
● A new option to show week numbers in settings.
● Import .ics files sent to you in Gmail and other apps

You can download the app on Google Play: www.google.com/calendar/android

PS: Yes, we're still working on Google Calendar for iPhone.  Stay tuned!

Improvements to Google Calendar for Android

Over the next few days, you'll see lots of improvements to the new Google Calendar app based on your feedback with more coming soon. Here are some of the highlights:

● See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
● Add Google Drive files to events. Drive will even check if everyone can open them. 
● Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown in settings. You'll also see the same changes on the web next week.
● A new option to show week numbers in settings.
● Import .ics files sent to you in Gmail and other apps

You can download the app on Google Play: www.google.com/calendar/android

PS: Yes, we're still working on Google Calendar for iPhone.  Stay tuned!___

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2015-02-18 16:14:54 (16 comments, 13 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Great job!

"In fact, with the addition of an iOS app, Google Play Music might be my favorite cloud music / subscription service out there."

Great job!

"In fact, with the addition of an iOS app, Google Play Music might be my favorite cloud music / subscription service out there."___

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2015-02-14 00:46:52 (6 comments, 18 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Infections spread with well-understood mathematical patterns. Planets respond to changes in atmospheric composition via the laws of physics and chemistry. They do this in spite of who we vote for. They do this in spite of our political or social beliefs about right and wrong, good and bad.

The world, in other words, has its own ways. Denial can't change that. But what the Disneyland outbreak makes clear is that science denial has consequences. That is the real news here. The anti-vax and climate "skeptic" strains of science denial have been with us for more than a decade. Until now, however, it's all seemed a bit theoretical, like just another forum for Internet hate-festing (which we shall all see soon in the comment sections of this post). But now along comes an outbreak of a once-beaten disease and — surprise — we suddenly see that science denial has actual real worldcon... more »

Infections spread with well-understood mathematical patterns. Planets respond to changes in atmospheric composition via the laws of physics and chemistry. They do this in spite of who we vote for. They do this in spite of our political or social beliefs about right and wrong, good and bad.

The world, in other words, has its own ways. Denial can't change that. But what the Disneyland outbreak makes clear is that science denial has consequences. That is the real news here. The anti-vax and climate "skeptic" strains of science denial have been with us for more than a decade. Until now, however, it's all seemed a bit theoretical, like just another forum for Internet hate-festing (which we shall all see soon in the comment sections of this post). But now along comes an outbreak of a once-beaten disease and — surprise — we suddenly see that science denial has actual real world consequences, because its about the actual real world (the one we humans invented science to describe).___

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2015-02-13 20:26:27 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Tips: World's Best Digital Marketing (objectively speaking!) from Lorraine Twohill http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Marketing_Sales/How_Google_breaks_through?cid=mckgrowth-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1502 …

Tips: World's Best Digital Marketing (objectively speaking!) from Lorraine Twohill http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Marketing_Sales/How_Google_breaks_through?cid=mckgrowth-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1502 …___

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2015-02-13 19:02:50 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

I just discovered this (ancient by internet standards) bit of wisdom... seem more relevant now rather than less.

This is why we can't have nice things a civil internet unregulated by governments.

It's too late (and perhaps always was) to argue for the moral sovereignty of our greater universal internet society. But it's not too late to start creating communities on the internet that hold to basic standards of social interaction. If we can't self regulate our largest and most visible internet public spaces, then we have no one to blame but ourselves when our governments legislate social regulation in ways that destroy the very value of the internet itself.

In other words... Internet, if you don't start behaving, you're going to get a time out.

I just discovered this (ancient by internet standards) bit of wisdom... seem more relevant now rather than less.

This is why we can't have nice things a civil internet unregulated by governments.

It's too late (and perhaps always was) to argue for the moral sovereignty of our greater universal internet society. But it's not too late to start creating communities on the internet that hold to basic standards of social interaction. If we can't self regulate our largest and most visible internet public spaces, then we have no one to blame but ourselves when our governments legislate social regulation in ways that destroy the very value of the internet itself.

In other words... Internet, if you don't start behaving, you're going to get a time out.___

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2015-02-11 01:08:29 (4 comments, 25 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

+Vamshi Krishna Reddy Vangapally nice to see how using Material Design patterns helps speed things up!

+Vamshi Krishna Reddy Vangapally nice to see how using Material Design patterns helps speed things up!___

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2015-02-04 17:17:02 (28 comments, 33 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

This sounds actually promising!

This sounds actually promising!___

2015-02-03 23:16:31 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

My Nexus 6 combined with AirDock car dock/charger, Nexus wireless charger, Beats Studio Wireless headphones, Android Wear, and Chromecast device means I never have to plug my phone into anything. Ever. This makes me exceptionally happy.

My Nexus 6 combined with AirDock car dock/charger, Nexus wireless charger, Beats Studio Wireless headphones, Android Wear, and Chromecast device means I never have to plug my phone into anything. Ever. This makes me exceptionally happy.___

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2015-01-31 17:53:49 (35 comments, 71 reshares, 547 +1s)Open 

Once again, trigger warning for harsh truth telling.

Once again, trigger warning for harsh truth telling.___

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2015-01-22 18:30:59 (4 comments, 17 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

+Trello explains how going material also meant staying true to their brand in this excellent play-by-play of their recent redesign. http://goo.gl/2ln6gl  #materialdesign 

+Trello explains how going material also meant staying true to their brand in this excellent play-by-play of their recent redesign. http://goo.gl/2ln6gl  #materialdesign ___

2015-01-19 14:41:08 (40 comments, 30 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Despite approaching this with a strong preconceived skepticism, I found the author's logic quite compelling...

Finally a sane and logical anti-vaxxer voice___Despite approaching this with a strong preconceived skepticism, I found the author's logic quite compelling...

2015-01-18 18:26:50 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

There are only 24 hours to a day for each and every one of us. So if you have to dedicate time each and every day to fight for your right to exist in a space or industry, or spend time fighting off harassment or threats and reporting them, then that is time you cannot spend on honing your skills. That is time you cannot spend asking your mentors for advice or trying out a new programming language.

This is how the system is rigged: by making it harder for the disenfranchised to rise up and join the privileged on an equal level, it actively tries to maintain and widen the gap between the demographics.

There are only 24 hours to a day for each and every one of us. So if you have to dedicate time each and every day to fight for your right to exist in a space or industry, or spend time fighting off harassment or threats and reporting them, then that is time you cannot spend on honing your skills. That is time you cannot spend asking your mentors for advice or trying out a new programming language.

This is how the system is rigged: by making it harder for the disenfranchised to rise up and join the privileged on an equal level, it actively tries to maintain and widen the gap between the demographics.___

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2015-01-12 16:52:39 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

I'm so glad +danah boyd wrote this. If you followed this earlier story (like it or not), this is a must-read follow-up.

I'm so glad +danah boyd wrote this. If you followed this earlier story (like it or not), this is a must-read follow-up.___

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2014-12-31 19:15:09 (49 comments, 17 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

A tough, but worthwhile read : "Hi there, shy, nerdy boys. Your suffering was and is real. I really fucking hope that it got better, or at least is getting better, At the same time, I want you to understand that that very real suffering does not cancel out male privilege, or make it somehow alright. Privilege doesn't mean you don't suffer, which, I know, totally blows." - Laurie Penny

HT +Kirill Grouchnikov 

Take a few minutes out of today and read this. From beginning til the very end.___A tough, but worthwhile read : "Hi there, shy, nerdy boys. Your suffering was and is real. I really fucking hope that it got better, or at least is getting better, At the same time, I want you to understand that that very real suffering does not cancel out male privilege, or make it somehow alright. Privilege doesn't mean you don't suffer, which, I know, totally blows." - Laurie Penny

HT +Kirill Grouchnikov 

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2014-12-26 00:42:53 (30 comments, 20 reshares, 369 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!___

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2014-12-26 00:37:17 (46 comments, 26 reshares, 790 +1s)Open 

Can't stop making tasty treats... even on Christmas Eve!

Can't stop making tasty treats... even on Christmas Eve!___

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2014-12-22 16:28:06 (5 comments, 12 reshares, 87 +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 (33 comments, 19 reshares, 148 +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 (33 comments, 26 reshares, 527 +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 (43 comments, 8 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Women. On the Internet.

Women. On the Internet.___

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2014-12-17 16:41:42 (37 comments, 22 reshares, 218 +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... 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, 99 +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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