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Keith Barrett has been at 24 events

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Robert Scoble7,335,587@104987932455782713675 and I are talking about how the filters work on Facebook and why they aren't as nice to photographers as Google+ is.  Which got me a ton of questions about my feed, and what I'm seeing/learning about how the filters work and how to "game" them to get things through to more people's feeds on Facebook. I'm linking to here from Facebook, so there. This one is for the Facebook fans (or haters)2014-08-07 01:11:30138  
Andrew Pritykin1,137Join   #WDGG  for its 17th episode! A lot to discuss after Google I/o 2014! Once again for the weekly driven community show! Feel free to join in for a seat in this weeks episode or in the conversation Q&A!Weekly Dosage of Google Glass Episode 172014-07-03 02:00:0035  
Keith Barrett1,155,774I will be co-hosting on @112393161139283837416 "Weekly Roundup" with @115558779859554883235  Go to thetechbuzz.net for the live broadcast and chat roomThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-06-24 00:00:005  
Keith Barrett1,155,774I'm a guest on this week's episode of @105845032738166825247 with @112727095754736043075  Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetNerdy_WithIt Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Getnerdywithit Website: http://www.getnerdywithit.com/Get Nerdy With It2014-05-28 02:00:0010  
Keith Barrett1,155,774*_This Orlando Area Glass Meet-up includes Disney World "Star Wars Weekend"_* Glass owners and enthusiasts welcome. This meet-up is all about the Disney Star Wars Weekends. The general plan is similar to previous meet-ups, and includes a mixture of dining, photography, theme park , and shopping options. Some gatherings are free, the theme park will require a ticket purchase, but you can pick and choose to attend any individual component you want *I created a quick guide:*  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CDAu5lawYKnGsHSiVvxdHvqkI3jblO9V0U-55XYbg3Y *_Note 1:_*_ I have split this event into two adjacent events. There is a separate event for the Orlando Glass Meet-up on Friday evening at BJ's Restaurant. See the link for more details:_  https://plus.google.com/events/c72tjurh0s85kqhogmvt4a6fge0 *_Note 2: This is a POPULAR event at Disney!_*_  It will be all day, probably hot & humid, and much more crowded than prior meet-ups. We need to be at the park at 8am for the opening so the breakfast has been moved to Sunday morning. We'll take breaks, but plan plan to be hot and tired by the time we close out._ *PLANNED SCHEDULE* *SATURDAY 3/16 8:00am DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS "STAR WARS"* _(requires admission & parking)_ The entire park will be filled with costumes, photo ops, storm troopers, celebrity booths. There's also a special merchandise store, parade, and evening event. It will be a crowded day so we'll need to line up for things early. Wear sunscreen and dress lightly. *SUNDAY 3/17 8:00am - 10:00am OPEN BREAKFAST* Sassagoula, Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to participate, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles and beignets). When you arrive at the hotel tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll be in a far back, corner; just look for people wearing Google Glass. There may be some treats or swag for early arrivals, and we'll likely take a group photo.  *SUNDAY 3/17 10:00am EPCOT* Some of us are planning to visit Epcot World Showcase after breakfast.Orlando Google Glass "Star Wars" Meet-up2014-05-17 14:00:0020  
Keith Barrett1,155,774The day before the Orlando Area Google Glass "Star Wars Weekends" Meet-up. This event is open to any Google Glass users or enthusiasts in the area. *FRIDAY 3/16 6:30pm - 9:00pm CASUAL DINNER, SNACKS & DRINKS* BJ's Bar & Grill. We'll meet in the bar area or outside if the weather is good. Look for people wearing Glass! http://www.bjsrestaurants.com/locations/fl/lake-buena-vista Then tomorrow it's the Glass Disney Star Wars Weekend Meet-up! See the separate event for details, and then a Sunday breakfast. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckgseuhb11fjg93hvgedker3bskMonthly Orlando Glass Meetup2014-05-16 18:30:007  
Keith Barrett1,155,774@115403856867272859027 and guest @105248484118148978714 will be on @100042872470152404449 tonight talking about anything that entertains them. Watch it live in Chris's stream: https://plus.google.com/+ChrisVoss1/postsThe Chris Voss Show2014-05-09 01:00:003  
Keith Barrett1,155,774Come watch @115558779859554883235 , @116594631970684887332 and @105248484118148978714  talk live (with chat room) about the week in Tech and Social Media news on @105975944519164491922 - http://thetechbuzz.netWeekly Roundup2014-05-06 00:00:0018  
Keith Barrett1,155,774Join host @115558779859554883235 and guests @116594631970684887332 and @105248484118148978714 as we talk about the last week in news on @112393161139283837416  . Watch on http://thetechbuzz.net"Weekly Roundup"2014-04-29 00:00:006  
Andrew Pritykin1,137As everyone probably knows we had a huge technical issue with this past episode. With that said we are re-doing the episode!  Join #WDGG for its 11th episode! Once again for the weekly driven community show! Feel free to join in for a seat in this weeks episode or in the conversation Q&A!Weekly Dosage of Google Glass Episode 112014-04-28 00:00:0043  
Keith Barrett1,155,774Google says they're going to extend the public @111626127367496192147 purchase period, so I'm starting another hangout so we can chat about it (or Google IO, or whatever - come say hi :-) If you're a new Glass owner comes say hello!!    #askanexplorer   https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/c3obbt5lh4j4snheu1d2idb6v1cAsk an Explorer #askanexplorer2014-04-16 01:30:0013  
Keith Achorn2,181Tomorrow Google is offering a brief window to sign up for +Google Glass. Are you considering Glass, but have a few questions first? @114375401846819599162, @105175245829173637529, and I are hosting an Open Hangout to discuss. Current Explorers are welcome to join and help answer questions, but be sure to save room for those who are still deciding. https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/76cpjit2jukgjcgvrhu1n3ftcoAsk an Explorer2014-04-15 05:00:0015  
Keith Barrett1,155,774Come watch us talk about Google Glass and the 1 day sale tomorrow with @116594631970684887332 and myself. Visit http://thetechbuzz.net for the broadcastThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-04-15 00:00:005  
Disney Parks1,626,730Join us on April 10th at 1:00pm PT, for a very special Google+ Hangout On Air with Academy Award® winning composer and Disney legend Richard M. Sherman in celebration the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,”® the classic Disney Parks attraction that opened as a salute to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and children around the world at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.   Want a chance to appear in the Hangout as a featured participant? Ask your question in the Q&A app and we may pick you!   Feeling a bit camera shy but still have a great question to ask? No problem! You can still ask it in the Q&A app or Tweet it using #SmallWorldHangout - our moderator will be asking Mr. Sherman a selection of the best fan-submitted questions during the Hangout!   Fans around the world are also invited to join the global sing-along by visiting www.SmallWorld50.com - a “global hub” of music and harmony where guests may record videos of themselves singing the classic song and create virtual “it’s a small world” dolls to benefit UNICEF.Disney Parks presents: Richard M. Sherman Performance and Q&A2014-04-10 22:00:00823  
Keith Barrett1,155,774*The 4th Orlando area Google Glass Meet-up* is planned for 4/4, and celebrates the official 2nd anniversary/birthday of Google Glass. The general plan is similar to the previous meet-ups and includes a mixture of dining, photography, Disney theme park visit and more. *_And apparently the Google Glass team has a surprise for us._* *UPDATE* It's been voiced that people are interested in a karaoke night, so we're scheduling it in for Saturday. *PLANNED SCHEDULE* *FRIDAY 4/4 6:30pm - 9pm OPEN DINNER & DRINKS* Chevy's Tex Mex. We'll start in the bar area and move to a dining table if we get enough people. Google has also provided a small surprise. http://www.yelp.com/biz/chevys-fresh-mex-lake-buena-vista *SATURDAY 4/5 8:00 - 9:30 OPEN BREAKFAST* Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to participate, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles and beignets). When you arrive at the hotel tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll be in a far back, corner; just look for people wearing Google Glass. There may be some treats or swag for early arrivals, and we'll want to take a group photo. I'll also be sharing Glass news from my trip to California *SATURDAY 4/5 10:00am -9pm EPCOT* (requires admission & parking) We'll be riding rides, watching shows, having lunch, and possibly fireworks. We'll meet just in front of the park entrance turnstiles for a group photo. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Breakdown of what we did at this event* _Roughly 13 people in attendance, 8 of them Glass explorers_ *Friday 6pm-9:30pm: Dinner and drinks at Chevy's Tex Mex*. Some swag giveaways including a Google t-shirt. Group photo. *Saturday 8am-9:45am: Sassagoula* Breakfast; including Mickey waffles & beignets. More swag giveaways (thanks to +Teddy Benson ), including a Glass water bottle. Group photo. *Saturday 10:30am: Epcot Flower & Garden Festival* Cronuts!! Shopping & boat ride & group photo at Mexico Shopping & boat ride at Norway Photography at China Shopping at Germany  Turkey Legs & Glass demos at America Lunch, Shopping, photography and Glass demos in Japan. We also experimented with strange candy. Morocco music & Glass demos Adult beverages & street show in France Beer & "Word of the Day" in the U.K. Nemo & Friends, Turtle Talk, & Aquarium visit Living with the Land boat ride Cool down in Sunshine Seasons food court Mouse Gear shopping & Glass demos Left about 7pmOrlando Area Google Glass Birthday Meet-up2014-04-04 19:00:0018  
Libby Chang2,527Stanford Court is offering a free drink to any Explorers that wear Glass to their bar.  In my book, this is a great business to support :D! UPDATE:  Stanford Court is totally awesome!  Not only are they going to offer a free drink to all Explorers that show up to this event, they're throwing in appetizers!  For those of you attending, please make sure to leave some reviews.  LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!Drinks with fellow Explorers at Stanford Court2014-03-28 19:00:0057  
GDG Central Florida46First Meeting of GDG - Central Florida - topic tbd Google Developers Group - Central Florida Meet & Greet2014-03-05 19:00:004  
Keith Barrett1,155,774The broadcast and live chat room will take place on http://thetechbuzz.net I may also try to create a Hangout On Air for itThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-02-18 00:00:004  
Keith Barrett1,155,774Live broadcast on http://thetechbuzz.net discussing the week in newsThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-01-28 00:00:003  
Keith Barrett1,155,774*Celebrate the Holidays #throughglass * Google Glass owners, enthusiasts, and people who just want to try them are all welcome. You can come and go to anything planned. This is a casual public event with no formal representation of Google, Disney or Universal. Just Glass fans getting together. Here's our preliminary agenda. FRIDAY 12/6 6:30pm till whenever Open Dinner gathering at Chevy's Tex Mex. We'll start in the bar area and move to a dining table if we get enough people. http://www.yelp.com/biz/chevys-fresh-mex-lake-buena-vista SATURDAY 12/7 8:00 - 9:30 BREAKFAST Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to join, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles). When you arrive at the hotel just tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll be in the far back, corner, so just look for people wearing Google Glass. There may be some treats or swag for early arrivals, and we'll want to take a group photo. 10:00am DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (requires admission & parking) We'll be riding rides, attending the stunt show, having lunch, and ending with the Osborne Lights show. We'll meet just inside the park near the turnstiles. [CANCELLED by mutual decision of group being too hot and exhausted was the 8:00pm Universal Studios Citywalk Rising Star Karaoke. Requires $16 club admission (and a parking fee if not a Florida resident)]HolidayGlass (3rd Orlando Google Glass Gathering)2013-12-07 08:30:0021  
Keith Barrett1,155,774The 2nd Orlando Google Glass gathering will center on Food & Wine at Walt Disney World. It's your chance to experience Google Glass, or share your time with other explorers. 8:30 *BREAKFAST - Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel* Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World *Port Orleans French Quarter* Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to join, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles). When you arrive at the hotel just tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll probably be in the back, so just look for people wearing Google Glass. I also have some unimportant swag to give away. We can also take a group photo outside before we break for Epcot. 11:00 *Epcot* We'll run over to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Requires park admission ticket purchase and $15 parking. Those that join us will eat, drink and #GlassExplore the countries of Epcot and all the festival kiosks. Free Night Ranger concerts too. *UPDATE* We'll meet in front of the fountain just after entering the turnstiles for a group photo. About 11:15. No end time; no commitments. :-) *After Party?* There is discussion that some people might head over to Universal Citywalk Rising Star after 6pm for some live band Karaoke."Glass Around The World" (2nd Orlando Meet-up)2013-10-19 08:30:0015  
Keith Barrett1,155,774Meet for lunch (and maybe things after) in Epcot at the Sunshine Seasons food court (lower level of "The Land" pavilion). Requires you can enter the park to meet up. There are many things we can try 1. Get a fast past to Soarin' (if they are available). I can ask the cast member to take a photo of us all lined up in the seating.  The same thing at Test Track is also possible. 2. No one has recorded Glass video of "Listen to the Land" or the "Universe of Energy" yet. 3. Sit in a circle and each take a photo of their perspective. We can then stitch them together later. 4. We can all play and record the "Agent P" game (formally Kim Possible). 5. We can take over the English Pub or have margaritas in Mexico. Make sure your Glass is charged up :-)Orlando 1st Google Glass Meetup (Epcot)2013-09-01 12:00:009  
Clayton Pritchard47,235Stay up to date on the schedule before and during the event at http://ioxorlando.appspot.com/ Google I/O Extended Orlando will be more than just a viewing party for Google's I/O conference in San Francisco, it will be away for you to expand your knowledge and connect with others in Orlando's tech community. Along with live-streaming the keynotes and sessions from Google I/O, we'll have local presentations on topics (both developer and business) for anyone involved in tech. There will also be plenty of free Google swag including journals, sunglasses, tumblers, and water bottles. *Basic Schedule* Wednesday, May 15th: 11AM - 9:10PM -- _Key West Ballroom, Room 218CD_ Thursday, May 16th: 12PM - 9PM -- _Pegasus Ballroom ABC_ *Presentation Schedule* *Wednesday, May 15th* _11am-11:45am_: Check-in _12pm-3pm_: Keynote live-streamed from Google I/O _3pm-3:45pm_: Networking break _3:45pm-4:45pm_: Introduction to iOS App Development & Demo (Joshua Imel & @113741874504151246177 - Teeps) _4:55pm-5:35pm_: What's New in the Google Web Toolkit & How to Get Started (@106275500228046396154 - @103959793061819610212) _5:45pm-6:25pm_: History of Social Media Apps & a Look at the Future (@114810785118202834941 & @115124864391789940258 - @108303669164547823402) _6:50pm-7:30pm_: Arduino Introduction & Demo (Harold Timmis - smARTMAKER) _7:40pm-8:20pm_: Can Google & Apple Make Nice? - iOS Integration with Google (@115765293872126151437 - Boom Consulting) _8:30pm-9:10pm_: Building an Effective Network with Google+ (@115980322864066690488  - @106226439354629484339) *Thursday, May 16th* _12pm-12:45pm_: Check-in _1pm-2pm_: Google OAuth 2.0 Introduction & Demo (@109505062501532905087 - Rapid Cyber Solutions) _2:15pm-2:55pm_: Introduction & Demo of Responsive Web Design (@102347238592428354226 - @100260643278155480141) _3:45pm-4:25pm_: Intro to Chomebooks & ChromeOS (@106275500228046396154 - @103959793061819610212) _4:40pm-5:20pm_: Google App Engine Introduction & Demo (@113165860474166006627) _5:35pm-6:15pm_: OWASP Top 10 Website Security Flaws (@116486366295744956487 - Hack@UCF) _6:30pm-7:10pm_: Google Glass Panel with @118387747425343803514, @105248484118148978714, & @102949732263460180074 _7:25pm-8:05pm_: Autonomous Robot Running on Android Demo (UCF Robotics Club) _8:20pm-9pm_: Advertise Yourself, Company, or App with Google AdWords (@115980322864066690488 - eComIQ)SMPS & ACM Present: Google I/O Extended Orlando2013-05-15 11:00:0558  
Shaun McLane18,692Open to Everyone! Come join your friends for a St. Patty's Day Eve HiRL at The Pub at Pointe Orlando.  We will all meet at The Pub, then just before 10pm, if you want to see the UFC fights, some of us will make our way down to Hooters (walking distance). The Pub will be having live music and tons of drink specials, so it should be a very affordable night with great friends!Orlando St. Paddy's Day HiRL2013-03-16 19:30:0026  

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2015-12-13 14:34:45 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz proposes a competitive salary for H-1B workers

#Disney #h1b

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Be weary of any online company having your credit card

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Happy Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving turkey meal today at Disney World. #disney #wdw

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2016-02-06 07:02:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

The MBA Oath

A group of 2009 Harvard Business School graduates decided that business professionals need be held to similar ethics and acountability that doctors and lawyers are, so they invented the MBA Oath. It's a good example of what an ethical leader should follow, and sady I know of several companies lately whose actions are not compliant with it. Here is the oath:

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.

• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
• My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:

• I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
• I will understand anduphold,... more »

The MBA Oath

A group of 2009 Harvard Business School graduates decided that business professionals need be held to similar ethics and acountability that doctors and lawyers are, so they invented the MBA Oath. It's a good example of what an ethical leader should follow, and sady I know of several companies lately whose actions are not compliant with it. Here is the oath:

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.

• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
• My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:

• I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
• I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of my enterprise.
• I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
• I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my enterprise, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
• I will protect the right of future generations to advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
• I will report the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.
• I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.

This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.

[You couldn't terminate your loyal or older employees and replace them with young, cheap foreign labor to save money if you held to these prinicpals.]___

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2016-02-01 16:09:54 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Dutch Police Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

Dutch Police Training Eagles To Take Down Drones___

2016-02-01 15:55:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

IAOP and OWS Sponsored By Disney

How many of you knew that ‪Disney‬ sponsors the "IAOP: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals" and hosts their annual "OWS: Outsourcing World Summit" (including this month) at Walt Disney World? You can network with other CxOs for just $17k, and there is an "Outsourcing Certification" program available. The event sponsors/advertisers include (predictably) Cognizant, Infosys, HCL, Capgemini, IBM India, CSC India, Metlife India, as well as KPMG, Duke Energy, Walgreens, Cigna, Intel, Pfizer, Kelly Group, Allstate, Sprint, American Express, Capital One, Boeing, AT&T.

I wonder what they'll be discussing this year? :-)

#Disney #h1b  

IAOP and OWS Sponsored By Disney

How many of you knew that ‪Disney‬ sponsors the "IAOP: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals" and hosts their annual "OWS: Outsourcing World Summit" (including this month) at Walt Disney World? You can network with other CxOs for just $17k, and there is an "Outsourcing Certification" program available. The event sponsors/advertisers include (predictably) Cognizant, Infosys, HCL, Capgemini, IBM India, CSC India, Metlife India, as well as KPMG, Duke Energy, Walgreens, Cigna, Intel, Pfizer, Kelly Group, Allstate, Sprint, American Express, Capital One, Boeing, AT&T.

I wonder what they'll be discussing this year? :-)

#Disney #h1b  ___

2016-02-01 14:59:33 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

U.S. Tech Skills Shortage Confirmed False

Technology skills shortage? Not according to the U.S. census: "there are over 11 Million Americans with STEM degrees who are looking for employment. U.S. schools are graduating two times more students with STEM degrees than are annually finding employment in these fields.", and according to USA Today "The tech industry’s promotion of expanded temporary visas (such as the H-1B) and green cards is driven by its desire for cheap, young and immobile labor. It is well documented that loopholes enable firms to legally pay H-1Bs below their market value and to continue the widespread age discrimination acknowledged by many in the tech industry".

This also confirms why most IT job posting gets hundreds of qualified resumes, many from older professionals.

#h1b  

U.S. Tech Skills Shortage Confirmed False

Technology skills shortage? Not according to the U.S. census: "there are over 11 Million Americans with STEM degrees who are looking for employment. U.S. schools are graduating two times more students with STEM degrees than are annually finding employment in these fields.", and according to USA Today "The tech industry’s promotion of expanded temporary visas (such as the H-1B) and green cards is driven by its desire for cheap, young and immobile labor. It is well documented that loopholes enable firms to legally pay H-1Bs below their market value and to continue the widespread age discrimination acknowledged by many in the tech industry".

This also confirms why most IT job posting gets hundreds of qualified resumes, many from older professionals.

#h1b  ___

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2016-01-31 20:50:50 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Disney Indian Replacement Terminations A Year Later

One year ago yesterday in ‪Disney‬ history, I and approximately 249 friends and skilled technology professionals were terminated from the Walt Disney Company for performing our responsibilities so well that after 10+ years of loyalty and sacrifice they replaced us with cheap Indian contractors, and then blocked us from contracting ourselves.

The story (by +Patrick Thibodeau ) below is the latest news related to that event. It mentions lawsuits that have been filed, but also adds slightly more information about Disney's claim they did offer a job to one of the people suing.

Turns out it was a bit messy and it was a contracting position not an employee rehire. Last year Disney stated they had no knowledge or say in the hiring practices of the Indian companies, so are they now claiming there is such a tightrel... more »

Disney Indian Replacement Terminations A Year Later

One year ago yesterday in ‪Disney‬ history, I and approximately 249 friends and skilled technology professionals were terminated from the Walt Disney Company for performing our responsibilities so well that after 10+ years of loyalty and sacrifice they replaced us with cheap Indian contractors, and then blocked us from contracting ourselves.

The story (by +Patrick Thibodeau ) below is the latest news related to that event. It mentions lawsuits that have been filed, but also adds slightly more information about Disney's claim they did offer a job to one of the people suing.

Turns out it was a bit messy and it was a contracting position not an employee rehire. Last year Disney stated they had no knowledge or say in the hiring practices of the Indian companies, so are they now claiming there is such a tight relationship with them, including in their hiring processes, that working or getting an offer from them is counted as working for Disney?

At our recent "Disney Layoff" 1 year reunion we discussed how a few managed to return to Disney (by that I mean they're on-site, not on their payroll) by getting hired as employees at the Indian companies several months later because some things were failing and they needed experienced skills back in place. It may be these non-Disney employees are being counted in Disney's confusing claim they hired back 100 people (which again would support that the relationship between Disney and these companies is so tight they publically consider working for them as working for Disney). If so, it's sad this "relationship" didn't exist during the layoffs and the Disney staff allowed to transisition to the Indian firms initially instead of being terminated, forced to train lesser skilled replacements and then being blocked out.

Last week (within 7 days of it being an exact year since the layoffs) HCL cold contacted me asking if I was interested in possibly joining them in one of my old roles. During my last 30 days at Disney I was in discussions with HCL about such employment so I could continue at Disney, but they suddenly cancelled the scheduled interview and stopped responding. Two weeks later I learned placement firms were told that ex-staff could not contract back in until 2016, which would perfectly explain this sudden behavior change. That "blackout" supposedly ends today, and HCL reaching out after almost exactly one year could be seen as additional confirmation of it. I responded to HCL by pointing out I was qualified while hands-on performing the work a year ago but they cancelled the interview and stopped all communcations, so I need to understand what changed that I'm now qualifed.

I don't expect a response to that. Maybe these lawsuits will shed some light.

#Disney #h1b___

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2016-01-31 02:15:52 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Cats That Take Their Own Selfies

The Internet just becare self-aware - cats that take their own selfies:

1) http://justsomething.co/24-photos-cats-taking-selfies/
2) http://www.boredpanda.com/manny-cat-takes-selfies-dogs-gopro/
3) https://www.instagram.com/yoremahm/

And if you're wondering how they do it, it's an app:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2359244/Meow-thats-great-The-app-lets-cats-photos-themselves.html

What do you think +Lotus Carroll ? :-)

Cats That Take Their Own Selfies

The Internet just becare self-aware - cats that take their own selfies:

1) http://justsomething.co/24-photos-cats-taking-selfies/
2) http://www.boredpanda.com/manny-cat-takes-selfies-dogs-gopro/
3) https://www.instagram.com/yoremahm/

And if you're wondering how they do it, it's an app:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2359244/Meow-thats-great-The-app-lets-cats-photos-themselves.html

What do you think +Lotus Carroll ? :-)___

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2016-01-30 20:10:15 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

LG is Creating a "Coin" / "Plastc" Type Universal Credit Card

WANT!
The article mentions that the pins on the left are for charging (which is much better than a card that dies in a year), but it's not clear what thouse set of 6 pins are for. Is that for computer connectivity? To work in chip readers? Chip support is a must for these to survive.

LG is Creating a "Coin" / "Plastc" Type Universal Credit Card

WANT!
The article mentions that the pins on the left are for charging (which is much better than a card that dies in a year), but it's not clear what thouse set of 6 pins are for. Is that for computer connectivity? To work in chip readers? Chip support is a must for these to survive.___

2016-01-30 12:01:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Both Political Parties Accept That Thousands of Americans Have Lost Jobs Due To H-1B

Both sides are conceding that thousands of Americans are being fired in order to be replaced by H-1B contractors, and are pushing to make it illegal for companies to withhold severance if they talk about it. This will help compabt this because it's been going on for about 10 years but is only now gaining visibility because Disney forgot to put that restriction in its terminations and people are talking.

#h1b  

Both Political Parties Accept That Thousands of Americans Have Lost Jobs Due To H-1B

Both sides are conceding that thousands of Americans are being fired in order to be replaced by H-1B contractors, and are pushing to make it illegal for companies to withhold severance if they talk about it. This will help compabt this because it's been going on for about 10 years but is only now gaining visibility because Disney forgot to put that restriction in its terminations and people are talking.

#h1b  ___

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2016-01-27 19:50:34 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Monsanto's "RoundUp" and some vaccines linked to autism

An MIT Scientist links the increasing use of Monsanto's "RoundUp", and vaccinations containing mercury or aluminum, to the increases in autism in children

Monsanto's "RoundUp" and some vaccines linked to autism

An MIT Scientist links the increasing use of Monsanto's "RoundUp", and vaccinations containing mercury or aluminum, to the increases in autism in children___

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2016-01-27 07:06:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

SOLD OUT

In the past year I've gone from knowing practically nothing about H-1B to learning a LOT about how the system is used to exploit Indians, permit discrimination, and fire thousands of skilled American professionals. In roughly 10 years the simple business practice of outsourcing has exploded into a brazen labor replacement vehicle destroying STEM as an intelligent career choice, and returning years of employee sacrifice and loyalty with humiliation, fear and gag orders.

I came across this book, published only 3 months ago and mentioned by Computer World's +Patrick Thibodeau  ( http://goo.gl/ZZcx7X ), that confirms what I already knew and personally experienced, but also filled the gaps on how this started, why it occurs, and how bad it's become.

#h1b  

SOLD OUT

In the past year I've gone from knowing practically nothing about H-1B to learning a LOT about how the system is used to exploit Indians, permit discrimination, and fire thousands of skilled American professionals. In roughly 10 years the simple business practice of outsourcing has exploded into a brazen labor replacement vehicle destroying STEM as an intelligent career choice, and returning years of employee sacrifice and loyalty with humiliation, fear and gag orders.

I came across this book, published only 3 months ago and mentioned by Computer World's +Patrick Thibodeau  ( http://goo.gl/ZZcx7X ), that confirms what I already knew and personally experienced, but also filled the gaps on how this started, why it occurs, and how bad it's become.

#h1b  ___

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2016-01-27 01:37:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Mistreatment of IT people goes to 11

How did I miss this story by +Patrick Thibodeau back in October? It illustrates well how badly companies are treating (and trying to treat) their IT staff in these outsourcing practices, and how severely companies recognize their risk that the people they're replacing are more compentent and valuable than the contractors.. Kudos that it was prevented.

#h1b

Mistreatment of IT people goes to 11

How did I miss this story by +Patrick Thibodeau back in October? It illustrates well how badly companies are treating (and trying to treat) their IT staff in these outsourcing practices, and how severely companies recognize their risk that the people they're replacing are more compentent and valuable than the contractors.. Kudos that it was prevented.

#h1b___

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2016-01-26 19:36:52 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

News video on the Disney H-1B visa related terminations lawsuit

My G+ Disney feed has changed quite a lot. From 2011-2014 it was all passionate photos and videos on my visits to Disney World, singing in the Christmas shows, attending #Disney events, and backstage peeks. From 2015-2016 it's mostly national news about me and 249 friends losing their jobs through a despicable act incompatible with a "family" brand, STEM careers and company loyalty.

No one is more disappointed than I about this.

#Disney #h1b  

News video on the Disney H-1B visa related terminations lawsuit

My G+ Disney feed has changed quite a lot. From 2011-2014 it was all passionate photos and videos on my visits to Disney World, singing in the Christmas shows, attending #Disney events, and backstage peeks. From 2015-2016 it's mostly national news about me and 249 friends losing their jobs through a despicable act incompatible with a "family" brand, STEM careers and company loyalty.

No one is more disappointed than I about this.

#Disney #h1b  ___

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2016-01-26 01:12:39 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Orlando Sentinel Reports On The Disney Technology  Indian Replacement Lawsuits

#Disney #h1b  

Orlando Sentinel Reports On The Disney Technology  Indian Replacement Lawsuits

#Disney #h1b  ___

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2016-01-25 19:44:41 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Lawsuits Files Against Disney For Foreign Contractor Replacement Terminations

#Disney #h1b  

Lawsuits Files Against Disney For Foreign Contractor Replacement Terminations

#Disney #h1b  ___

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2016-01-25 14:24:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

FAIR References Disney In Latest Campaign

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the largest such non-partisan organization, references Disney in its latest campaign.

#Disney #h1b

FAIR References Disney In Latest Campaign

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the largest such non-partisan organization, references Disney in its latest campaign.

#Disney #h1b___

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2016-01-25 13:09:38 (2 comments; 8 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Be weary of any online company having your credit card

Be weary of any online company having your credit card___

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2016-01-22 00:31:36 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

IBM Buys Ustream

This is unexpected.

IBM Buys Ustream

This is unexpected.___

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2016-01-19 20:23:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Scoble2016 Event

+Robert Scoble held an "Interesting People from Social Media and Technology" charity event this week to help prevent child abuse. Here are some photos of myself +Amanda Blain +Neal Rapoport +Jason Nunnelley +Peter Hollens (who sang wonderfully), +Zane Aveton and more.
  #Scoble2016

Scoble2016 Event

+Robert Scoble held an "Interesting People from Social Media and Technology" charity event this week to help prevent child abuse. Here are some photos of myself +Amanda Blain +Neal Rapoport +Jason Nunnelley +Peter Hollens (who sang wonderfully), +Zane Aveton and more.
  #Scoble2016___

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2016-01-12 13:59:33 (16 comments; 8 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Finally some common sense

Government created the problem with the growing intrusion of law enforcement and child protection agency powers, so it's nice to see they recognize it.

Finally some common sense

Government created the problem with the growing intrusion of law enforcement and child protection agency powers, so it's nice to see they recognize it.___

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2016-01-12 00:44:31 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Another company tries to cut-costs by ignoring the humanity and trust of its staff... then reverses when it got caught

Another company tries to cut-costs by ignoring the humanity and trust of its staff... then reverses when it got caught___

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2015-12-30 20:12:31 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Does Living In Japan Make You A Better Person?

Does Living In Japan Make You A Better Person?___

2015-12-24 06:25:02 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", do they ever show anyone picking out fuzz and lint from the head of BB-8?

#starwars

In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", do they ever show anyone picking out fuzz and lint from the head of BB-8?

#starwars___

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2015-12-24 05:18:12 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

It Took About 4 Days For Star Wars "The Force Awakens" To Appear On The Internet

I feel stupid; it never occurred to me that the opening crawl has to be in multiple languages.

This story is already out of date. A new version with better quality and English opening text appears in one of the unsupported Kodi app live streams.

#starwars


It Took About 4 Days For Star Wars "The Force Awakens" To Appear On The Internet

I feel stupid; it never occurred to me that the opening crawl has to be in multiple languages.

This story is already out of date. A new version with better quality and English opening text appears in one of the unsupported Kodi app live streams.

#starwars
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2015-12-24 00:17:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

If You Don't Know What Something Is, Try To Blow It Up

Is it standard procedure now to just try to blow something up, even when you can x-ray it, if you don't know what it is?



If You Don't Know What Something Is, Try To Blow It Up

Is it standard procedure now to just try to blow something up, even when you can x-ray it, if you don't know what it is?

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2015-12-23 22:47:00 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Juniper VPN Hole Likely Made Government Communications Vulnerable

Juniper VPN Hole Likely Made Government Communications Vulnerable___

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2015-12-13 14:34:45 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz proposes a competitive salary for H-1B workers

#Disney #h1b

Ted Cruz proposes a competitive salary for H-1B workers

#Disney #h1b___

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2015-12-09 17:43:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

FL Politicians take sides in the "Disney Style" foreign replacement job losses

No surprise; Rubio's actions show that he's still for expanding the program.

#Disney #h1b

FL Politicians take sides in the "Disney Style" foreign replacement job losses

No surprise; Rubio's actions show that he's still for expanding the program.

#Disney #h1b___

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2015-12-08 21:59:00 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-06 22:02:27 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Foreign Visa System Needs Reform

Foreign Visa System Needs Reform___

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2015-12-01 05:03:23 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Attorney for terminated Disney IT Staff outs Rubio on the lies of foreign outsourcing

#Disney #h1b


Attorney for terminated Disney IT Staff outs Rubio on the lies of foreign outsourcing

#Disney #h1b
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2015-12-01 02:08:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Missed Weekly Roundup with myself, +Mike Myers  , and +Keith Barrett  ? Watch here: http://thetechbuzz.net/weekly-roundup-episode-78-plus-network/

Missed Weekly Roundup with myself, +Mike Myers  , and +Keith Barrett  ? Watch here: http://thetechbuzz.net/weekly-roundup-episode-78-plus-network/___

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2015-12-01 01:33:40 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

TOR was hacked and vulnerable for months, and law enforcement knew it

TOR was hacked and vulnerable for months, and law enforcement knew it___

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2015-12-01 00:40:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Rubio, H-1B visas and lost STEM jobs

A middle-age IT professional drives from Chicago to ask Rubio what he's going to do about job loss due to H-1B.

#tech #technology #h1b #h-1b

Rubio, H-1B visas and lost STEM jobs

A middle-age IT professional drives from Chicago to ask Rubio what he's going to do about job loss due to H-1B.

#tech #technology #h1b #h-1b___

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2015-11-30 19:57:06 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

The Return of MST3k

Joel Hodgson, the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, finally got the rights back to his show earlier this year and is running a kickstarter. He's raised enough to create at least 6 new episodes, and the new cast will include Felicia Day (as the new evil scientist) and Patton Oswalt (as the henchman and son of TV's Frank).

They also have an offer where you can download 87 of the original episodes for $150 - http://mst3k.com/kickstarter/addons/digital-episode-collection

#mst3k

The Return of MST3k

Joel Hodgson, the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, finally got the rights back to his show earlier this year and is running a kickstarter. He's raised enough to create at least 6 new episodes, and the new cast will include Felicia Day (as the new evil scientist) and Patton Oswalt (as the henchman and son of TV's Frank).

They also have an offer where you can download 87 of the original episodes for $150 - http://mst3k.com/kickstarter/addons/digital-episode-collection

#mst3k___

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2015-11-26 18:34:27 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Happy Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving turkey meal today at Disney World. #disney #wdw

Happy Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving turkey meal today at Disney World. #disney #wdw___

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2015-11-25 05:18:54 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Is Replacing IT Staff With Offshore Contractors Legal?

Running a business in the USA has some requirements.

-- You can't avoid hiring employees by hiring contractors, even if the contractor prefers it. If you have an on-going full-time need, you have to hire for it. This is why there are legal restrictions preventing a contractor from working in the same position or duties at the same company for longer than 24 months.

-- You can't fire existing staff to replace them with cheaper people or contractors, even in right-to-work states. This practice also has a serious company loyalty and career impact; you can't reward people for doing a great job and then terminate them as a liability because they're earning higher salaries. Why would anyone choose such a career or work for you?

-- You can't terminate older, performing staff because their... more »

Is Replacing IT Staff With Offshore Contractors Legal?

Running a business in the USA has some requirements.

-- You can't avoid hiring employees by hiring contractors, even if the contractor prefers it. If you have an on-going full-time need, you have to hire for it. This is why there are legal restrictions preventing a contractor from working in the same position or duties at the same company for longer than 24 months.

-- You can't fire existing staff to replace them with cheaper people or contractors, even in right-to-work states. This practice also has a serious company loyalty and career impact; you can't reward people for doing a great job and then terminate them as a liability because they're earning higher salaries. Why would anyone choose such a career or work for you?

-- You can't terminate older, performing staff because their salaries, pensions, insurance or medical coverage costs are higher. Over 40 is also a legally protected age group.

Recent news about companies, like Disney, contracting foreign labor and terminating existing staff are trying to avoid these restrictions by outsourcing to a 3rd party company. Almost exclusively it's been to Indian companies, staffed mostly with Indians on foreign visas having capped salaries. They're contracted to "take over" IT services, and existing higher-cost staff is terminated (often forced to train the contractor replacing them), and "new job openings" are posted by the company (many similar to the jobs just eliminated). The displaced IT employees (who often would get hired by the outsource firm) are rarely hired by the Indian company since they aren't Indian or part of the Visa system, and are forced to accept lower salaries if they go after the newly open positions. In a sense this resembles money laundering, where you leverage a middleman to achieve what would normally be an illegal act while keeping your hands clean. The company didn't outsource to "experts" because these contractors required training and have little prior career experience. It's been called the H-1B Visa "loophole" because the original company is not hiring the foreigners (which is what the Visa system was meant for - to augment your staff by hiring hard-to-find skills). It's just a cost reduction tactic.

This article states however that there is no such loophole. That the law doesn't exempt you from the result or the Visa system because you are a level removed from it. This also matches the business model of companies being responsible for their entire end-to-end supply chain.

#disney #h1b #h-1b


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2015-11-24 16:33:34 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Disney IT Professionals Replaced By Foreign Contracting File Discrimination Claims

Several of the Disney IT professionals (nearly 10% of the previously reported 250 people, according to the numbers in this article), who were replaced in last year's Indian outsourcing, have filed labor discrimination claims about their terminations.

#disney #wdw #h1b #h-1b

Disney IT Professionals Replaced By Foreign Contracting File Discrimination Claims

Several of the Disney IT professionals (nearly 10% of the previously reported 250 people, according to the numbers in this article), who were replaced in last year's Indian outsourcing, have filed labor discrimination claims about their terminations.

#disney #wdw #h1b #h-1b___

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2015-11-24 05:06:29 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Easy Thanksgiving Dinner At Disney World

Want a traditional turkey or ham Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World but without reservations, high costs, crowds or needing park tickets? Here's how I do it.

[Note: The menu shown is from last year]

#disney #disneyworld #wdw #thanksgiving


Easy Thanksgiving Dinner At Disney World

Want a traditional turkey or ham Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World but without reservations, high costs, crowds or needing park tickets? Here's how I do it.

[Note: The menu shown is from last year]

#disney #disneyworld #wdw #thanksgiving
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2015-11-19 18:15:33 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Still taking the new Google+ out for a drive, trying to separate what I'm not use to from what I genuinely have a challenge with. Here's a quick list:

1. POSTING. I have problems with the initial list of post destinations (i.e. collections, communities, public, etc.). The order doesn't make sense; no least used community is first. About 90% of the time I have to hit "more" to get the full list, which slows things down a lot.

2. EVENTS & HANGOUTS. I was a very heavy user of the integration between G+, Hangouts, and scheduling the event. Also of group posting photos to an event. I'm don't know now what my workflow will be for this type of activity.

3. SHARING. Being able to share to Facebook and Twitter from here is awesome, although I need to test it in detail on how it behaves. I wish linkedIn was included. This, plus... more »

Still taking the new Google+ out for a drive, trying to separate what I'm not use to from what I genuinely have a challenge with. Here's a quick list:

1. POSTING. I have problems with the initial list of post destinations (i.e. collections, communities, public, etc.). The order doesn't make sense; no least used community is first. About 90% of the time I have to hit "more" to get the full list, which slows things down a lot.

2. EVENTS & HANGOUTS. I was a very heavy user of the integration between G+, Hangouts, and scheduling the event. Also of group posting photos to an event. I'm don't know now what my workflow will be for this type of activity.

3. SHARING. Being able to share to Facebook and Twitter from here is awesome, although I need to test it in detail on how it behaves. I wish linkedIn was included. This, plus using G+ comments in my blog, could force me to post my original content here first then share it from here.

4. SEO. I'm curious if G+ posts still have their Google Search recognition.

5. FOLLOWERS. I'm getting a LOT of new followers for my collections. I don't know if this is due to an ecosystem change, getting listed by Google+ as a recommendation, or other situation.

6. PHOTOS. I've already heard that photographers aren't happy about the change in access and visibility to Google photos, but I don't know the impact to me yet. I'll need to play.

7. ABOUT PAGE. Google announced new "About Me" pages, based on your G+ profile data. You still can't "view as public" so I don't know if this is going to look attractive or not. If they use About.me as inspiration this could be interesting.

NOTE: I wish editing an existing post let you remove the auto-added link. I didn't mean for about.me to get included.___

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2015-11-19 17:05:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Some H-1B Visa Replaced Workers Speak Out In Washington

Many replaced IT workers can't talk about what happened because they were forced to sign "gag" agreements in order to get their severance. The was especially true at Edison. Some however are beginning to speak up up at the Senate Committee.

#Disney

Some H-1B Visa Replaced Workers Speak Out In Washington

Many replaced IT workers can't talk about what happened because they were forced to sign "gag" agreements in order to get their severance. The was especially true at Edison. Some however are beginning to speak up up at the Senate Committee.

#Disney___

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2015-11-19 05:59:20 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Google+ Gets A Makeover

First thing I noticed was they destroyed the setting for my displaying cards as a single column. I've never been a fan of the "scattered" cards look.

Second thing was that some of the "hovering" no longer displays information about the users.

UPDATE: The menu links to photos, events and hangouts are also gone.

UPDATE 2: I also can't post sometimes. If the collection I was to post to requires me to hit the "More" button because it's not in the 1st few listed, I wait forever for the screen to update, and then after selecting it I can't do anything further. I've tried this 3 times (using Firefox).

UPDATE 3: My posts are working now, so perhaps it was addressed. I do like how we can now share on twitter and Facebook.

Google+ Gets A Makeover

First thing I noticed was they destroyed the setting for my displaying cards as a single column. I've never been a fan of the "scattered" cards look.

Second thing was that some of the "hovering" no longer displays information about the users.

UPDATE: The menu links to photos, events and hangouts are also gone.

UPDATE 2: I also can't post sometimes. If the collection I was to post to requires me to hit the "More" button because it's not in the 1st few listed, I wait forever for the screen to update, and then after selecting it I can't do anything further. I've tried this 3 times (using Firefox).

UPDATE 3: My posts are working now, so perhaps it was addressed. I do like how we can now share on twitter and Facebook.___

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2015-11-13 15:25:34 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Facebook Adds "Snapchat" Functionality

Facebook Adds "Snapchat" Functionality___

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2015-11-13 14:56:50 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Google "About Me" Profiles

Google is reformatting data from your Google+ profile and creating a new Google "About Me" page.
https://aboutme.google.com/

#Google  

Google "About Me" Profiles

Google is reformatting data from your Google+ profile and creating a new Google "About Me" page.
https://aboutme.google.com/

#Google  ___

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2015-11-11 08:50:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Computerworld: GOP Candidates "tone down" their support of H-1B in light of job loss news

(Don't believe that they're actually changing their views however.)

Computerworld: GOP Candidates "tone down" their support of H-1B in light of job loss news

(Don't believe that they're actually changing their views however.)___

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2015-11-10 18:48:52 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Nobody Wins, Except The Foreign Bulk Labor Provider And The Companies Terminating Americans, In These Visa Abuses

Large foreign companies dedicated to supplying IT foreign labor eat up all the Visas, leaving startups out of the resource (the group it was meant to serve). Thousands of American jobs are replaced every year by this capped, cheaper labor, and the immigrants themselves are treated poorly. The only factions winning are the companies using the foreign companies to terminate salaried jobs, and the foreign company owners.

Nobody Wins, Except The Foreign Bulk Labor Provider And The Companies Terminating Americans, In These Visa Abuses

Large foreign companies dedicated to supplying IT foreign labor eat up all the Visas, leaving startups out of the resource (the group it was meant to serve). Thousands of American jobs are replaced every year by this capped, cheaper labor, and the immigrants themselves are treated poorly. The only factions winning are the companies using the foreign companies to terminate salaried jobs, and the foreign company owners.___

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2015-11-10 13:50:07 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Indian Tech Job Brokers Are Also Abusing Their Own Workers

I've shared a lot new stories on how these companies are used as a vehicle to abuse the H-1B program and terminate  existing employed Americans from their IT and STEM jobs, but there's also "slave labor" style abuse going on within themselves.

Indian Tech Job Brokers Are Also Abusing Their Own Workers

I've shared a lot new stories on how these companies are used as a vehicle to abuse the H-1B program and terminate  existing employed Americans from their IT and STEM jobs, but there's also "slave labor" style abuse going on within themselves.___

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2015-11-06 15:37:41 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

New Japanese Star Wars Trailer Has More movie Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdAUiyeJMFQ

New Japanese Star Wars Trailer Has More movie Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdAUiyeJMFQ___

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2015-11-06 03:07:27 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Disney Ex-Worker & Attorney Warn About Foreign Worker Replacement

#Disney #H1B  

Disney Ex-Worker & Attorney Warn About Foreign Worker Replacement

#Disney #H1B  ___

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2015-11-04 14:22:29 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

I was on +The Tech Buzz this week talking about the latest Apple and Google news.

Missed Weekly Roundup with myself and @netnutmike and @keithbarret on #blab and my site? Watch here:___I was on +The Tech Buzz this week talking about the latest Apple and Google news.

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2015-11-04 14:19:31 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Microsoft and Red Hat Reach Cloud Agreement

#redhat  

Microsoft and Red Hat Reach Cloud Agreement

#redhat  ___

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