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Richard Frost has been at 4 events

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Telstra90,794Join us for an exclusive Hangout on Air with Oscar-winning Hollywood director and explorer James Cameron! He’ll be talking about his DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Expedition at 1pm on 9 August 2014. Join the conversation in the meantime using #TelstraThanks  or #DeepSeaHangout . We can’t wait – catch you there!Hangout on Air with James Cameron, brought to you by Telstra Thanks2014-08-09 05:00:00157  
Tyson Smith463A peaceful, non-partisan citizens’ march and rally at Federal Parliament to protest against the current government’s policy decisions that are against the common good of our nation. This signifies the people’s vote of no confidence in policies of the government that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage.March in March - Adelaide2014-03-16 12:00:008  
Google+9,870,900The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033911  
Fraser Cain952,042To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004865  

Richard Frost has been shared in 33 public circles

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Luis V.66,374This is my first #FollowFriday  shared circle and all the people in here belong in my circles. These are all people that should be followed and post good content, interact with others and are active on Google Plus. If you want to be excluded, let me know and I will pull your name.I'll be sharing on Fridays and if you want to ne in any future shared circles, do these things...Comment on here, share this circle, add me.I'll check your profile and posts. No spam or porn. 2014-12-27 02:49:034783212
Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Michael Ginsburg2,525Awesome bunch of #aussies  in this #sharedcircle  . Almost 1700 people in this circle already.If you want to be included, you MUST be Australian and preferably already active on Google+, or intend to become so.  Australian #expats living overseas are most welcome. To be added:1. +1 this post.2. Share this post publicly 3. Add me to your circles4. Request to be included.For those that are not aussies but would like to connect with a bunch of people from the "lucky country", just add this whole circle to your own.Based on the level of interest, new versions of this circle will be posted regularly. #australia   #aboutaustralia   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2014-10-17 23:35:02501637
Dig Bargain Australia0My First circle.Thank you all. #australia   #circle   #sharedcircles   #posts  2014-09-23 06:27:5892000
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995215
Rich Galvan1,661I haven't shared this circle in a while.  This is my Wristwatch circle.Please add me to yours (if you have one) and share mine!  Sad to see my list is still very small.  I know there are many more watch enthusiasts out there !2012-08-30 16:44:15127003
Andrea Laford1,039This is 500 people (the limit I can share) from my 1000+ Sci-Fi circle. Warning: My posts that I share to this circle mostly contain very revealing DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS from current filming! I don't know how I go about sharing the rest of my circle without duplicate people. Maybe someone can help me. 2012-07-06 12:19:24500958
Richard Frost6,866Babylon 5 Fans CircleIts been awhile since I shared my Babylon 5 Fans Circle.. over 240 members strong now..  enjoy.. If you want to be in it just message me If you were added and want to be removed - I apologise and I will remove you from the circle.Enjoy   #babylon5   #babylon5fans  2012-07-04 18:15:522442319
J J Esquire1,890I haven't shared this circle in a while...It's full of #babylon5 fans and includes +Patricia Tallman (verified). If you aren't a part of this circle, and you would like to be, please let me know and I will add you. 2012-06-06 22:36:26176903
Anthony Fox12,566Circle of Influencers IIt's been awhile since I've shared these circles and they've grown quite a bit. These are people who have between 3500 and 10,000 followers (or did when I put them in the circle, I'll check +CircleCount after I post this and move the people who've passed 10K in to the next circle.)2012-05-01 18:41:46473391232
Louis Deryfus479#SharedCircle2012-04-10 12:54:38355000
Joe Lancaster14,593This is my first shared circle!I give you 100 genuine engagers. This should be of use to you, +Hamish Lancaster.2012-04-07 02:58:181001071237
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker40,278Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday2012-04-06 22:44:0548519412
Rich Galvan930Time to share a circle again! My meager Wristwatch / Horology / Timepiece circle is currently at 100 (including myself).If you collect wristwatches or just like reading about them or their inner workings, please let me know! I'd love to grow this circle. Also, pass this on to anyone you may know who may be interested!Thanks !2012-04-05 17:55:21100000
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker39,668here is my top engagers circle! I weed this out every 2 weeks! If you are not in here now you could be next week! This is based on comments on mine and others posts2012-03-30 14:35:2735437525
Anthony Fox8,976Circle of Influencers Part IIAfter seeing a post about influence and Google+ by +pio dal cin here: http://goo.gl/hdULF I decided I would share my circles of influence.This circle is made up of people with 3500 - 10K followers2012-03-20 22:34:3938737529
Sir John Hardy17,427There have been a few circles shared about lately. None, however, is as good as this one. Each person in this circle has been crash tested in a laboratory, simmered in a social incubator and boiled in the crucible of interaction. All have come up with a pH reading of 4 or higher.2012-03-11 14:36:3337538720
Rose T1,969As shared by +Holland Rhodes This is a circle of 99 people that live in Australia or did at one time. These are the top 99 I have circled as chosen by Google's algorithms. Most of them are very active. I weeded out anyone that hasn't posted in the past three months.2012-03-04 09:20:3998508
michalis athanasiadis2012012-03-01 23:32:22500405
Dunken K Bliths17,448THE AUSTRALIAN CIRCLE, JUST BRINGING THE CLAN TOGETHER...still a very small group !!!IF YOUR NOT IN MY CIRCLE AND AUSTRALIA, ADD YOUR NAME BELOW (NO PROXIES PLEASE)+Dunken K Bliths2012-02-27 03:06:37933127
Ralph de Pagter2,948Hi G+ Community! I just want to share 500 of my 5000 ones which I have in my RalphArtPhotoCircle.2012-02-23 19:12:16501316
Ben Adelaide1,650Hi all, I was just wanting to share my Adelaide circle (which is sadly lacking... not so easy to find fellow Adelaideans). I may have even thrown in some near Adelaide (ie South Australia somewhere) or even a few honorary Adelaideans in here.... or they might have slipped in by accident. And of course, if I've missed you (or worse, uncircled you) I appologise in advance!Please, if you know of any great people posting from Adelaide, let me know. It's good to get a sense of what's going on in your home town, and hear our local voices.2012-01-28 00:07:5537804
Richard Frost5,923Its that time again where I share my curated Babylon 5 Fans circle..to the world to find more fans.. if you are a fan and you are not in this circle please add a comment to the post to request to be added.#b5fancircle2012-01-21 21:42:491562514
Ralph de Pagter2,461I would like to share some of my Circleteers with you! My Circleteers do enjoy my daily posted CherryPics, so add them and me to your circle.2012-01-16 19:50:54501000
Pasi Ääpälä1,442Technology circleSince everyone else is sharing circles... Here's my circle of tech-oriented people. Web, gadgets, programming, reviews, news and lots of other interesting things.Feel free to share. If you think someone should be in this circle, let me know...2012-01-06 16:21:13249113
Pasi Ääpälä1,305Technology circleMy circle of Technology-oriented people. I've removed inactive people, those who post very little and those who just advertise their own products.These are active (some very!) posters, who mostly share interesting posts. Feel free to re-share this circle if you want to. If you feel that there's someone missing, let me know.2011-12-29 12:59:41237301
Ralph de Pagter2,342Hey Circleteers, today is a nice day to let you know who is in my RalphArtPhotoCircle. Share my circle as much as you can!2011-12-08 17:52:41500001
Kathryn Crosby19When I returned to G+ for about the third time and tried to actually give it a chance, I found the most frustrating issue was that there are so few active Australians that there are often long dead times while the rest of the world is asleep. Like me, many of the Australians in this circle posted a couple of things in July/August/September, but because no one else seemed to be posting anything they moved away. None the less, having got near enough to 500 Aussies, I figured I should share the circle and add it to the database. Perhaps with a heap of Australian circling going on it will wake things up a bit. I have tried to cull out the wannabe Australians and the completely inactive, but there may have been a few missed out. If I have missed you please feel free to post in the comments and I'll start work on a second Australians circle.2011-11-02 08:55:134993058
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker13,806these are my best friends ones that I trust more than my family!stephanie wanamaker shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 15:10:421781427
John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott9,807Sorry for the repost, I inadvertently shared this to a limited circle but had really meant for this to be a public post. If you saw this already please ignore.So here anyway is my attempt to put this Google+ Circle concept to some use. For those Aussies and Kiwis who might be interested in following other people who are either born, worked or currently resident Down Under, here is my "Antipodean" circle. They're a weird mob. Apologies in advance if I left you out. The circle is partial and a work in progress. When I realise that there's a connection I usually add a person to the circle after the fact. Sometimes it's not at all obvious judging from some people's profiles so I may also have added some who will be surprised to find themselves in here.If I did get it wrong, please let me know. If you aren't in the circle and would like to declare your Aussie / Kiwi affiliation in the comments thread please feel free.That includes any American liberals who might be contemplating immigration.John Hardy shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 09:57:1236904
dinnu Himalaya5dinnu Himalaya shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 14:03:52500712

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2015-04-18 13:07:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

+Forbes publishes a hit piece on Google+ yet is too timid to post it to the community it attacks (they didn't even post it on their Forbes G+ page since I last looked).

+Bradley Horowitz will you or anyone at Google bother to respond to this nonsense from Forbes or will Google remain silent and let this stuff continue to erode the passionate user base of G+?

Why is the tech press so hostile to Google+?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/   #GooglePlus  

Most reshares: 2

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2015-04-19 11:34:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Need that in my life !

BB-8 from "Star Wars 7 : The force awakens" is a real robot and was revealed on stage during a conference.

You have to take a look!

Direct link to YouTube : https://youtu.be/sEyio6aI3cQ

Picture : http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-16-at-10.32.31-AM.png

#starwars #bb8 #r2d2 #sw7 #starwars7 #notthedroidyourelookingfor

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2015-04-19 11:34:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Right?

#StarWarsTheForceAwakens #StarWars

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2015-04-24 23:53:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Looks like Android Wear will be approved for IOS

WIRED has learned Apple’s review team simply made a mistake, and the company plans to continue supporting Pebble as it always has. (For now, at least.)___Looks like Android Wear will be approved for IOS

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2015-04-24 23:28:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

ANZAC Day 2015

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

#anzacday   #australia   #landscapephotography   #cloudscapephotography   #sunrisephotography   #PhotoManiaAustralia  

ANZAC Day 2015

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

#anzacday   #australia   #landscapephotography   #cloudscapephotography   #sunrisephotography   #PhotoManiaAustralia  ___

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2015-04-24 10:27:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Frema Agyeman is coming back to your screens this summer, thanks to Netflix

Former Dr Who space apprentice Freema Agyeman is to star in a new Netflix series titled Sense8. The 10 episode series is schedule to launch in the UK  as well as the US on the 5th of June. The video streaming service has already proven itself to be a…

Frema Agyeman is coming back to your screens this summer, thanks to Netflix

Former Dr Who space apprentice Freema Agyeman is to star in a new Netflix series titled Sense8. The 10 episode series is schedule to launch in the UK  as well as the US on the 5th of June. The video streaming service has already proven itself to be a…___

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2015-04-24 00:07:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-24 00:04:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-23 22:26:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-23 10:30:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

LG has announced this evening that its all-metal Watch Urbane will be available later this month on the Google Store in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. In…

LG has announced this evening that its all-metal Watch Urbane will be available later this month on the Google Store in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. In…___

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2015-04-23 00:10:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MIX STAR WARS AND JAWS?...

WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MIX STAR WARS AND JAWS?...___

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2015-04-20 22:34:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

No idea why Google skipped these. 

No idea why Google skipped these. ___

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2015-04-20 22:10:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Lets hope they dont use the same effects muppets who made that awful SeeFee show Olympus. - SeeFee dont have a good track record except for a few hits.

Lets hope they dont use the same effects muppets who made that awful SeeFee show Olympus. - SeeFee dont have a good track record except for a few hits.___

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2015-04-20 09:29:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I have been listening to +TWiT for years - its an amazing show!!! Congratulations on 10 years +Leo Laporte  and ALL the +TWiT team.

Here comes TWiT's LIVE 10th Anniversary Special: http://live.twit.tv

*___I have been listening to +TWiT for years - its an amazing show!!! Congratulations on 10 years +Leo Laporte  and ALL the +TWiT team.

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2015-04-19 11:34:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Right?

#StarWarsTheForceAwakens #StarWars

Right?

#StarWarsTheForceAwakens #StarWars___

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2015-04-19 11:34:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Need that in my life !

BB-8 from "Star Wars 7 : The force awakens" is a real robot and was revealed on stage during a conference.

You have to take a look!

Direct link to YouTube : https://youtu.be/sEyio6aI3cQ

Picture : http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-16-at-10.32.31-AM.png

#starwars #bb8 #r2d2 #sw7 #starwars7 #notthedroidyourelookingfor

Need that in my life !

BB-8 from "Star Wars 7 : The force awakens" is a real robot and was revealed on stage during a conference.

You have to take a look!

Direct link to YouTube : https://youtu.be/sEyio6aI3cQ

Picture : http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-16-at-10.32.31-AM.png

#starwars #bb8 #r2d2 #sw7 #starwars7 #notthedroidyourelookingfor___

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2015-04-19 09:51:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sunrise on the Shore by Jacob Fricks: http://goo.gl/ML2j2b

Sunrise on the Shore by Jacob Fricks: http://goo.gl/ML2j2b___

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2015-04-19 03:45:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Cheetahs Play Football
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfE5E1NLWoY

why not :D

#caturday

Cheetahs Play Football
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfE5E1NLWoY

why not :D

#caturday___

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2015-04-19 03:43:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Watching ... I'm only about a minute in so don't ask me any questions yet.

Watching ... I'm only about a minute in so don't ask me any questions yet.___

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2015-04-19 00:27:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A Truly Awful Google+ Hatchet Job on Forbes Exposed

As some of you know, I've made it my policy for some time now not to waste time responding to the "Google+ is dead" articles that sprout up from time to time like weeds on a spring lawn. 

But the recent rash have been so bad, so poorly researched and argued, that I had to end my silence.

My next +Marketing Land column (which should publish next week, I think) deals with the main arguments in recent articles by +Larry Kim and +Travis Wright.

But in this post I'm commenting on a new Forbes post by Steve Denning titled "Five Reasons Why Google+ Died." In a response today +Mike Elgan dealt very well with a number of Denning's reasons, including a very bad misunderstanding of a quote by Elgan that Denning doesn't even correctly attribute. You can read Elgan's postat ... more »

A Truly Awful Google+ Hatchet Job on Forbes Exposed

As some of you know, I've made it my policy for some time now not to waste time responding to the "Google+ is dead" articles that sprout up from time to time like weeds on a spring lawn. 

But the recent rash have been so bad, so poorly researched and argued, that I had to end my silence.

My next +Marketing Land column (which should publish next week, I think) deals with the main arguments in recent articles by +Larry Kim and +Travis Wright.

But in this post I'm commenting on a new Forbes post by Steve Denning titled "Five Reasons Why Google+ Died." In a response today +Mike Elgan dealt very well with a number of Denning's reasons, including a very bad misunderstanding of a quote by Elgan that Denning doesn't even correctly attribute. You can read Elgan's post at http://goo.gl/FH6DJ5.

I want to address a statistic quoted in the introduction of Denning's article. He quotes +Scott Galloway as stating that Google+ had a "97% decline in engagement rate, year over year." (The actual figure is 98%, as you'll see later, but that's the most inconsequential of Denning's errors.)

That's a pretty stunning claim. I wanted to see the actual study, where its data came from and its methodology. No context was given around the number.

In response to my comment on the Forbes article asking for that information, Denning referred me to a previous article of his, which linked to another article. That article had an embedded video of a talk by Galloway, in which he states the 98% drop in engagement as evidence that Google+ has failed, showing for a few seconds a bar chart with that stat.

But still no link to or citation of, in the article or video, whatever study this data came from. 

It took me almost an hour to track down the original study from which the "98% drop in engagement" comes, but eventually I found it.

It's at https://www.l2inc.com/research/social-platforms-2014. Turns out that L2 is Scott Galloway's own research company. 

The full report is for "members only." I entered my email address to get the download of the non-members version. It turns out to be only an excerpt, and does not contain the methodology or any details on how the data was obtained.

As far as I can discern, L2 looked at the social profiles of about 300 brands. So first off, this is only a study of brand profiles on social media.The study does not look at regular users at all. Which means to use it as a source to proclaim overall engagement is fallacious. 

When I dig down further in the excerpt, I saw that there was a lot more to the story.

Yes, of the 300 some brands they surveyed, Facebook is killing it. But if you look at the rest of the story, Google+ is doing at least as well as, and sometimes better than., the other secondary social networks. 

The ballyhooed "98% drop in engagement rate" (engagements per follower) occurred, according to the study, from July 2013 to July 2014. While that drop is  the worst among the networks surveyed, all of the networks had drops including Facebook, which dropped 13%. 

If you look at the other stats, you get a broader story. 

In the time period studied (again, July 2013 to July 2014), the surveyed brands increased followers on Google+ by 41% (compared to an increase for Facebook of 38%). Moreover, the absolute number of followers for Google+ was the highest of any network (960K, compared to FB's 781K).

Also, brand engagement per post went up 67% on Google+, while only 26% on Facebook. 

So you see, you can prove whatever you want, it just depends on which stat you choose.

And in this case, those numbers only apply to a very small sample of brand pages, not to all users of the networks, as the Forbes writer assumed.

These days I always want to add to these posts that I come neither to praise Google+ nor to bury it (sorry, Shakespeare!). I'm not going after this as a G+ fanboy, but simply because I hate misinformation.___

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2015-04-18 23:31:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

And another thing about that "Google+ is dead" guy...

I mentioned the ironic hilarity of another non-user of Google+ stepping into the trap of proclaiming Google+ "dead," which tends to result in getting overwhelmed with disagreement from said "dead" community. 

Specifically, Steve Denning, writing on Forbes, trots out a list of 5 reasons why Google+ died (http://goo.gl/gKhLOc ).

His first reason is "Misstep #1: Spamming Grandma for cash."

Although he doesn't attribute his subtitle to me, he's quoting me from an article I wrote in April of 2011 slamming Google for getting social networking wrong again: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2507173/web-apps/larry-page-s-first-blunder.html

He does attribute another quote from that article as being written by&q... more »

And another thing about that "Google+ is dead" guy...

I mentioned the ironic hilarity of another non-user of Google+ stepping into the trap of proclaiming Google+ "dead," which tends to result in getting overwhelmed with disagreement from said "dead" community. 

Specifically, Steve Denning, writing on Forbes, trots out a list of 5 reasons why Google+ died (http://goo.gl/gKhLOc ).

His first reason is "Misstep #1: Spamming Grandma for cash."

Although he doesn't attribute his subtitle to me, he's quoting me from an article I wrote in April of 2011 slamming Google for getting social networking wrong again: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2507173/web-apps/larry-page-s-first-blunder.html

He does attribute another quote from that article as being written by "ComputerWorld." 

This article appeared a few months before any of us even knew Google+ was coming, yet he references it as an example of why Google+ failed. He'll no doubt respond by saying the internal incentive for Google+ employees continued into the Google+ era. 

Yes, the incentive program was dumb, but inconsequential. I doubt it had any effect, positive or negative, on Google's place in the social networking world. 

In any case, I find it disingenuous for him to quote without proper attribution about Google+'s "failure" a guy who believes that it's succeeding.

Regardless of the hate campaign by the non-users and the echo-chamber tech journalists, Google+ has succeeded in the sense that Google created the greatest social anything ever, and it's still better than Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. 

No, it's not as heavily used as Facebook. It also doesn't suck like Facebook.

What's YOUR definition of success? 

Anyway, feel free to leave a comment for Steve Denning here: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/

#Google+

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2015-04-18 23:21:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-18 15:12:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Finally the full story on Jeremy Clarkson and how he got sacked!!

TV without Top Gear will be sad for all Auto Enthusiasts. Now let's see where he ends up! And the Netflix plan might seem like a good match! 

Finally the full story on Jeremy Clarkson and how he got sacked!!

TV without Top Gear will be sad for all Auto Enthusiasts. Now let's see where he ends up! And the Netflix plan might seem like a good match! ___

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2015-04-18 14:01:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This is BRILLIANT! - Took me AGES to find your video with the audience reaction - did anyone record the faces of the audience - that would have been priceless. Why didnt they record the audience and release it with the trailer - it would have gone viral.Only those who were there back in the late 70s and 80s when the first movies came out understand what it was like to see the original films in the cinema - I got the chills all over again seeing and hearing the original cast in this trailer. The ending with Ford is epic

This is BRILLIANT! - Took me AGES to find your video with the audience reaction - did anyone record the faces of the audience - that would have been priceless. Why didnt they record the audience and release it with the trailer - it would have gone viral.Only those who were there back in the late 70s and 80s when the first movies came out understand what it was like to see the original films in the cinema - I got the chills all over again seeing and hearing the original cast in this trailer. The ending with Ford is epic___

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2015-04-18 13:07:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

+Forbes publishes a hit piece on Google+ yet is too timid to post it to the community it attacks (they didn't even post it on their Forbes G+ page since I last looked).

+Bradley Horowitz will you or anyone at Google bother to respond to this nonsense from Forbes or will Google remain silent and let this stuff continue to erode the passionate user base of G+?

Why is the tech press so hostile to Google+?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/   #GooglePlus  

+Forbes publishes a hit piece on Google+ yet is too timid to post it to the community it attacks (they didn't even post it on their Forbes G+ page since I last looked).

+Bradley Horowitz will you or anyone at Google bother to respond to this nonsense from Forbes or will Google remain silent and let this stuff continue to erode the passionate user base of G+?

Why is the tech press so hostile to Google+?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/   #GooglePlus  ___

2015-04-18 12:26:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Forbes is wrong, Google+ is not dead. FU Forbes, with love.

Forbes is wrong, Google+ is not dead. FU Forbes, with love.___

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2015-04-18 12:14:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Plans to quit the superhero biz...

Plans to quit the superhero biz...___

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2015-04-18 12:09:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Official Twitter Page for Sense8 now online

Official Twitter Page for Sense8 now online___

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2015-04-18 05:41:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-17 00:44:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New Star Wars Teaser out !!!

New Star Wars Teaser out !!!___

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2015-04-15 06:02:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Houston, we have Lego."

"Houston, we have Lego."___

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2015-04-15 00:42:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Huawei has already introduced its entry to the smartwatch arena at the Mobile World Congress early last month. We were able to get our hands on the company’s first Android Wear watch and we were impressed that it doesn’t look too geeky. It actually looks…

Huawei has already introduced its entry to the smartwatch arena at the Mobile World Congress early last month. We were able to get our hands on the company’s first Android Wear watch and we were impressed that it doesn’t look too geeky. It actually looks…___

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2015-04-14 22:52:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Chrome's push notifications are now available to everyone

Google Chrome's push notifications are now available to everyone___

2015-04-14 22:12:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Everyone saying Google shouldn't acquire Twitter are morons. Buying Twitter is the smartest thing Google could ever do. The only question is whether Google would fuck it up or not. I have to think It would be hard, yet not impossible, to fuck up something like Twitter.

Google buying Twitter would likely [inevitably] kill Facebook & turn it into what MySpace is.

Yet, I wonder how important national security folks are in such a deal.

+Larry Page 

Everyone saying Google shouldn't acquire Twitter are morons. Buying Twitter is the smartest thing Google could ever do. The only question is whether Google would fuck it up or not. I have to think It would be hard, yet not impossible, to fuck up something like Twitter.

Google buying Twitter would likely [inevitably] kill Facebook & turn it into what MySpace is.

Yet, I wonder how important national security folks are in such a deal.

+Larry Page ___

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2015-04-14 12:22:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

5 Best Smartwatches and Smartbands of 2015 for iOS & Android

Are you looking forward to checking out different smartwatches and smartbands that work with iOS and Android? Check-out this blog and find a list of smartwatches and bands that can easily work Android and iOS.

Read More:   http://blogs.perceptionsystem.com/smartwatches-smartbands-ios-android

#smartwatches   #smartwatches   #microsoft   #microsoftbands   #windows   #smartbands   #iOS   #Android   #Tech   #technology   #watches   #iPhone   #smartwatches2015   #windowsBands  

5 Best Smartwatches and Smartbands of 2015 for iOS & Android

Are you looking forward to checking out different smartwatches and smartbands that work with iOS and Android? Check-out this blog and find a list of smartwatches and bands that can easily work Android and iOS.

Read More:   http://blogs.perceptionsystem.com/smartwatches-smartbands-ios-android

#smartwatches   #smartwatches   #microsoft   #microsoftbands   #windows   #smartbands   #iOS   #Android   #Tech   #technology   #watches   #iPhone   #smartwatches2015   #windowsBands  ___

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2015-04-14 12:00:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hello Mr Pagani Huayra!









#cars #supercars #granturismo #sportscar #photo #speed #fast #topgear #carbon #carmagazine #paganihuayra #tonytabim8  

Hello Mr Pagani Huayra!









#cars #supercars #granturismo #sportscar #photo #speed #fast #topgear #carbon #carmagazine #paganihuayra #tonytabim8  ___

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2015-04-14 01:52:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Introducing the World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras: The HX90V and the WX500. http://bit.ly/1aLxVWH

Introducing the World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras: The HX90V and the WX500. http://bit.ly/1aLxVWH___

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2015-04-14 01:25:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

EGADS. Obviously Grazer and Howard are confused. Nobody has really produced programming of this variety since the 70s.

EGADS. Obviously Grazer and Howard are confused. Nobody has really produced programming of this variety since the 70s.___

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2015-04-13 22:55:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

SpaceX-ISS CRS-6 Falcon Rocket Launch: Rescheduled | NASA
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to boost a Dragon capsule on its sixth commercial resupply services mission. Launch was postponed to April 14, 2015 at 4:10pm EDT due to weather conditions. The spacecraft will deliver 4,300 pounds of scientific experiments, technology demonstrations and supplies to support science and research investigations that will take place on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

+SpaceX 
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center 
+Elon Musk 
+The Elon Musk Fan Club 

#NASA #Space #SpaceX #Falcon #Rocket #Dragon #ElonMusk #Reusable   #ISS #Commercial #Cargo #CRS6 #Testing #Technology #Engineering #Science #CapeCanaveral #AirForce #Florida #USA#Unit... more »

SpaceX-ISS CRS-6 Falcon Rocket Launch: Rescheduled | NASA
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to boost a Dragon capsule on its sixth commercial resupply services mission. Launch was postponed to April 14, 2015 at 4:10pm EDT due to weather conditions. The spacecraft will deliver 4,300 pounds of scientific experiments, technology demonstrations and supplies to support science and research investigations that will take place on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

+SpaceX 
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center 
+Elon Musk 
+The Elon Musk Fan Club 

#NASA #Space #SpaceX #Falcon #Rocket #Dragon #ElonMusk #Reusable   #ISS #Commercial #Cargo #CRS6 #Testing #Technology #Engineering #Science #CapeCanaveral #AirForce #Florida #USA #UnitedStates___

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2015-04-13 22:18:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Android Rumor: Moto "Smelt" to come in two different sizes

New evidence has surfaced showing that not only will the Moto Smelt come in a 360x360 resolution version (http://goo.gl/jH2c6U), but we'll also see a 320x320 resolution version, something a bit smaller for the ladies (or men with thin wrists).

#Moto360   #AndroidWear   #MotoSmelt  

Android Rumor: Moto "Smelt" to come in two different sizes

New evidence has surfaced showing that not only will the Moto Smelt come in a 360x360 resolution version (http://goo.gl/jH2c6U), but we'll also see a 320x320 resolution version, something a bit smaller for the ladies (or men with thin wrists).

#Moto360   #AndroidWear   #MotoSmelt  ___

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2015-04-13 11:48:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Behind the scenes - filming the Falcon #starwars 

Behind the scenes - filming the Falcon #starwars ___

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2015-04-13 11:19:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

SpaceX to attempt historic soft landing again on April 13
From EarthSky: The sixth SpaceX cargo mission to the ISS is scheduled to launch on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 UTC). NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 UTC)… A history-making feature of this launch is SpaceX’s plan to attempt another soft landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a platform floating in the Atlantic Ocean. More details, links: http://earthsky.org/space/spacex-to-attempt-daring-launch-again-april-13
Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX to attempt historic soft landing again on April 13
From EarthSky: The sixth SpaceX cargo mission to the ISS is scheduled to launch on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 UTC). NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 UTC)… A history-making feature of this launch is SpaceX’s plan to attempt another soft landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a platform floating in the Atlantic Ocean. More details, links: http://earthsky.org/space/spacex-to-attempt-daring-launch-again-april-13
Credit: SpaceX___

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2015-04-13 11:18:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Fashion statement

There's a lot in tech news at the moment about the Apple watch. It is generally said that it can't do more than any Android Wear powered watch, but at a much higher price, which the Apple fan boys counter by saying that is all about the design. That the Apple watch is a fashion statement. Well, is it gorgeous like this?

There's no other smart watch that combines functionality and stunning looks as much as the Moto 360. Here my version with +SteelConnect​ adapters, a brown leather watch strap and a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch face. Take that, Apple watch!

May the Plus be with you,
+Jens Graikowski​

Fashion statement

There's a lot in tech news at the moment about the Apple watch. It is generally said that it can't do more than any Android Wear powered watch, but at a much higher price, which the Apple fan boys counter by saying that is all about the design. That the Apple watch is a fashion statement. Well, is it gorgeous like this?

There's no other smart watch that combines functionality and stunning looks as much as the Moto 360. Here my version with +SteelConnect​ adapters, a brown leather watch strap and a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch face. Take that, Apple watch!

May the Plus be with you,
+Jens Graikowski​___

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2015-04-13 11:17:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

If you live or are in Adelaide on April 23rd - please come along and experience my friends FREE documentary screening of The First Anzac Day .

Free premiere screening of 'The First Anzac Day' in the historic St Peters Town Hall, 101 Payneham Rd, St Peters at 7.00pm on Thursday 23 April 2015. You're invited.

The 10th Battalion were at the head of the covering force for the Anzac Cove landing and amongst the first ashore. In the darkness and chaos of the landing two 10th Battalion scouts, Arthur Blackburn and Philip Robin, made it across the peninsula to their unit’s objective, Scrubby Knoll on the Third Ridge. No allied soldier would set foot there again during the entire campaign.

Back at home Australians were finding ways to raise funds, care for the wounded and honour the dead. On the 13th of October 1915 South Australia's Eight Hour Day was renamed Anzac Day. The First Anzac Day.

This hour long documentary follows the formation of the 10th Battalion, what became of the scouts and explores The First Anzac Day.

This free premiere screening is presented by the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Cultural Heritage Program at the historic St Peter’s Town Hall, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters on Thursday 23 April at 7.00pm.

For further information or to register to attend the 7.00pm screening please contact Ash Starkey: ash@starkey.net.au  or 0417 814 521.

The First Anzac Day was produced by award winning South Australian filmmaker Ash Starkey of Starkeyz productions with support from the ANZAC Day Commemoration fund. Would love to see you there. Cheers +Ash Starkey #thefirstanzacday #anzac #ANZACs #southaustralia #worldwarone  ___If you live or are in Adelaide on April 23rd - please come along and experience my friends FREE documentary screening of The First Anzac Day .

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2015-04-12 23:56:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Milky Way Galaxy: Our Galactic Core
 
Canon 5D MIII
24-70mm Canon f/2.8 II USM
180 Sec Single exposure
iso 3200
Single exposure (not stacked)
Celestron CGem mount
Image acquisition : Nebulosity
Processing: LightRoom, PixInsight & PhotoShop

A re-edit of a single 180sec single exposure, shot May 2013, Sutherland.

Credit: Tanja Schmitz (Sund)
Release Date: April 12, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Science #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Core #Earth #Astrophotography #Art

The Milky Way Galaxy: Our Galactic Core
 
Canon 5D MIII
24-70mm Canon f/2.8 II USM
180 Sec Single exposure
iso 3200
Single exposure (not stacked)
Celestron CGem mount
Image acquisition : Nebulosity
Processing: LightRoom, PixInsight & PhotoShop

A re-edit of a single 180sec single exposure, shot May 2013, Sutherland.

Credit: Tanja Schmitz (Sund)
Release Date: April 12, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Science #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Core #Earth #Astrophotography #Art___

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2015-04-12 23:55:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

YouTube is testing a prettier video player, and you can try it out now!

YouTube is testing a prettier video player, and you can try it out now!___

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2015-04-12 21:56:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Get the latest on tomorrow's SpaceX launch to the International Space Station at our 5:00pm ET briefing. Watch our update: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv 

Get the latest on tomorrow's SpaceX launch to the International Space Station at our 5:00pm ET briefing. Watch our update: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv ___

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2015-04-12 00:18:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

complicat v1.2beta is almost ready for testing

Link when ready

What's new?
v1.2b
- default temperature units respect watchmaker setting (can be changed in settings)
- simple calendar with next 4 events and graphic color display
- timer with repeat function
- double click shortcut to main watch screen
- double click shortcut to hands parking and timed night glow
- bug fixes

At last and after several requests complicat has a calendar. Hope you like it.
You may get to the calendar touching ST/SP position when in watch display. To return to watch display touch ST/SP again or touch mode to go to weather display.
When in calendar display touch at 3 o clock to cycle the 4 events.
The real anadigi watches normally use the button long press to access some functions.
This is not possible in watchmaker but instead we can use... more »

complicat v1.2beta is almost ready for testing

Link when ready

What's new?
v1.2b
- default temperature units respect watchmaker setting (can be changed in settings)
- simple calendar with next 4 events and graphic color display
- timer with repeat function
- double click shortcut to main watch screen
- double click shortcut to hands parking and timed night glow
- bug fixes

At last and after several requests complicat has a calendar. Hope you like it.
You may get to the calendar touching ST/SP position when in watch display. To return to watch display touch ST/SP again or touch mode to go to weather display.
When in calendar display touch at 3 o clock to cycle the 4 events.
The real anadigi watches normally use the button long press to access some functions.
This is not possible in watchmaker but instead we can use the double click.
There are two double click functions available in any display mode:
MODE position doubleclick to return to the main watch display
3oclock double click to park the hands at 9 o clock and activate the timed night glow.
This is useful to read the background digital display. Double click again to depark the hands or touch MODE to go to next display mode.
Finally the useless Timer (just like the alarm).
Yes it is useless in the current watchmaker version but i hope it will be functional in the future.
First there is no audible (no hardware) or vibration (no WM support yet) alarm in the watch.
Second the code that controls the timer and alarm (on_second() function) stops execution when the watch changes to dim mode.
Anyway it works when running complicat in the phone.
To access it go to the stopwatch display and touch SET.
Touch 3oclock to select, ST/SP to decrease and RST+ to increase the set value. The status indicator (below the word timer)
shows SET when in setting mode and the item to set flashes. Keep touching 3oclock to pre-set the hour minute second and repeat mode
until the status indicator show PAUSED. Then touch ST/SP to start/pause the timer or RST+ to reset the pre-set.

Just two last known issues:
1 - You may note that when the timer is running and the watch seconds is 59 the timer jumps two seconds.
This is a dirty workaround to bypass a WM bug that stops the on_second() function when seconds = 59.
2 - I can no long edit the main script in the phone. I don't know if it is my system/config problem or the code length is to large for WM to handle. Unfortunately i didn't have the time to optimize or clean the code.
Please test it and report.
Thanks.___

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2015-04-11 04:14:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Do yourself a favour an listen to the No Agenda Show
#NoAgendaShow  

Do yourself a favour an listen to the No Agenda Show
#NoAgendaShow  ___

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2015-04-09 03:46:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Android Community have a "Win a Chromebook Pixel" competition - free to enter   #Chromebook   #Pixel  

Android Community have a "Win a Chromebook Pixel" competition - free to enter   #Chromebook   #Pixel  ___

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2015-04-09 03:45:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Chromebook Pixel Giveaway

The Chromebook Pixel Giveaway___

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2015-04-08 21:59:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google rumoured to be buying Twitter - could this be why Google+ was renamed 'Streams'

I wonder if we could see some form of merger between Google+ (long form streams) and Twitter (short form streams).

Either they are running the networks separately or they will look at merging them both into a mega stream.

Google rumoured to be buying Twitter - could this be why Google+ was renamed 'Streams'

I wonder if we could see some form of merger between Google+ (long form streams) and Twitter (short form streams).

Either they are running the networks separately or they will look at merging them both into a mega stream.___

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2015-04-08 11:09:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Some say...

#BBC #TopGear

Some say...

#BBC #TopGear___

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