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Richard Frost

Richard Frost 

IT Architect, Tech/SciFi Geek, Internet Junkie, Babylon 5 Fan, Swiss Watch fanatic etc etc..

Occupation: Unix Systems Admin / IT Architect / Tech lover

Location: Adelaide

Followers: 15,630

Following: 4,046

Views: 1,809,358

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Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033679  
Fraser Cain988,331To 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 05:00:004843  

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2015-12-08 08:07:48 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-03 12:07:12 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

+Yonatan Zunger 

These are the arrows that make the difference between a social network and a BBS.

These two arrows show that the person I circle circles me back... you have taken them away in the new G+... so now, I can't tell if someone has tossed me overboard, and like a jack ass I'll keep commenting on their public posts, meanwhile they in turn may block me because they don't know a nice way to tell me to fuck off.

Now, why on Earth would you take away this very simple communication?  It's the one way, we can say to someone nicely.. "hey, I'm not interested in shit you have to say, so you can uncircle me too"... now it's a goddamned guessing game.

I think we all just need to click that little link "Back to Classic Google +" as a way to vote out the new shitty interface that has converted G+ into a glorifiedc... more »

Most plusones: 8

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2015-12-12 00:44:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

5 million followers. How is that even possible?

Each time I reach a follower milestone on Google+, I'm always inspired to write about Google+ as a platform and what I'm thinking about it.

I started this tradition when my Circle count hit 100,000 four years ago. In that missive, I talked about the value of Google+ as a platform for writers and other content creators.

https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/86kY5RwGhWj

I was totally gaga about Google+ back then and I'm still gaga. I love Google+ for reasons that I'll specify below.

Speaking of gaga, +Lady Gaga is the top profile on Google+ in terms of followers. Just as I reach 5 million, Gaga approaches 10 million.

https://plus.google.com/+LadyGaga

That a self-promotional international superstar with a social strategy and team to post on Google+ would... more »

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2016-03-24 05:38:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Hangouts gets Snapchattey...

Hangouts gets Snapchattey...___

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2016-03-18 02:45:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

'Mr. Robot' stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek talk tech favorites

'Mr. Robot' stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek talk tech favorites___

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2016-03-16 19:23:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I am quite curious to find out what the future holds for us with all these corporations/organisations (not just NASA) actively focussing on the development of super-/hypersonic jets. As well as making them more silent when they breach the sound barrier.

How fast will we go (in due time)?

I am quite curious to find out what the future holds for us with all these corporations/organisations (not just NASA) actively focussing on the development of super-/hypersonic jets. As well as making them more silent when they breach the sound barrier.

How fast will we go (in due time)?___

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2016-03-16 00:02:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Starting today, Google Apps customers can set expiration dates for access to Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides files.

goo.gl/PzBr89

Starting today, Google Apps customers can set expiration dates for access to Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides files.

goo.gl/PzBr89___

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2016-03-16 00:02:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Another Google+ update for Android... Not that we're complaining.

#googleplusupdate  

Another Google+ update for Android... Not that we're complaining.

#googleplusupdate  ___

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2016-02-15 04:42:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

My friend is at it again with another of his portable gaming rigs!

Awesome Portable Retro Gaming Rig For Sale

He is selling another of his Retro Gaming Pi Powered Portable Gaming Rigs - complete with cup holders!  Just plug in a HDMI cable to your TV and game your favorite Retro Game.

He is selling this one of a kind gaming rig on GUMTREE  here:

#raspberrypi   #mame   #console   #emulators   #retrogaming  

My friend is at it again with another of his portable gaming rigs!

Awesome Portable Retro Gaming Rig For Sale

He is selling another of his Retro Gaming Pi Powered Portable Gaming Rigs - complete with cup holders!  Just plug in a HDMI cable to your TV and game your favorite Retro Game.

He is selling this one of a kind gaming rig on GUMTREE  here:

#raspberrypi   #mame   #console   #emulators   #retrogaming  ___

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2016-02-03 23:28:01 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Looks like Google will be adding podcasts to Google Play Music 

http://ausdroid.net/2016/02/04/podcast-launch-on-google-play-music-later-this-month-looking-more-likely-some-users-seeing-podcasts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Looks like Google will be adding podcasts to Google Play Music 

http://ausdroid.net/2016/02/04/podcast-launch-on-google-play-music-later-this-month-looking-more-likely-some-users-seeing-podcasts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook___

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2016-01-15 00:53:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Looks like the BitCoin Bubble may have burst

Looks like the BitCoin Bubble may have burst___

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2016-01-09 21:16:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

SpaceX will reattempt landing its Falcon 9 rocket at sea http://tnw.me/8ZlCYHy

SpaceX will reattempt landing its Falcon 9 rocket at sea http://tnw.me/8ZlCYHy___

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2015-12-29 13:47:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

My column got Slashdotted!

Always a great thing. If you're a Slashdot user, follow the link and join the conversation there!!

http://search.slashdot.org/story/15/12/28/1721247/on-the-coming-chatbot-revolution

My column got Slashdotted!

Always a great thing. If you're a Slashdot user, follow the link and join the conversation there!!

http://search.slashdot.org/story/15/12/28/1721247/on-the-coming-chatbot-revolution___

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2015-12-12 00:44:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

5 million followers. How is that even possible?

Each time I reach a follower milestone on Google+, I'm always inspired to write about Google+ as a platform and what I'm thinking about it.

I started this tradition when my Circle count hit 100,000 four years ago. In that missive, I talked about the value of Google+ as a platform for writers and other content creators.

https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/86kY5RwGhWj

I was totally gaga about Google+ back then and I'm still gaga. I love Google+ for reasons that I'll specify below.

Speaking of gaga, +Lady Gaga is the top profile on Google+ in terms of followers. Just as I reach 5 million, Gaga approaches 10 million.

https://plus.google.com/+LadyGaga

That a self-promotional international superstar with a social strategy and team to post on Google+ would... more »

5 million followers. How is that even possible?

Each time I reach a follower milestone on Google+, I'm always inspired to write about Google+ as a platform and what I'm thinking about it.

I started this tradition when my Circle count hit 100,000 four years ago. In that missive, I talked about the value of Google+ as a platform for writers and other content creators.

https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/86kY5RwGhWj

I was totally gaga about Google+ back then and I'm still gaga. I love Google+ for reasons that I'll specify below.

Speaking of gaga, +Lady Gaga is the top profile on Google+ in terms of followers. Just as I reach 5 million, Gaga approaches 10 million.

https://plus.google.com/+LadyGaga

That a self-promotional international superstar with a social strategy and team to post on Google+ would gain only twice the number of followers on this platform as a writer-geek like me is a testament, I think, to the core strength of Google+: substance.

Regular social sites are dominated by frivolity and fluff, celebrity and salaciousness (and, in recent weeks, Donald Trump). Google+ has all that, too, but it's not dominated by it. The G+ zeitgeist is conspicuously dominated by unapologetic passion and enthusiasm for whatever people are into.

Google+ has been through a lot in the past year, most significantly the big redesign.

In general, the Google+ redesign made Google+ faster, leaner and simpler. Those improvements were accompanied by the removal of powerful, basic features, such as the ability sort search results by date or the ability to unflag comments that have been flagged by Google's spam filter. And it comes after the removal of Photos and Hangouts.

I think we can accurately make three broad generalizations about the new Google+.

1. It's better for new and casual users and worse for hardcore fans

2. Google+ used to be focused primarily on people with topics of interest secondary; now it's focused primarily on topics of interest with people secondary

3. Active Google+ users seem to fall into three categories: 1) people who want to engage and share their ideas and interests; 2) people who just want to say "hi" in the comments and don't seem to care much about content; and 3) spammers and their ilk

Google+ used to be the everything site and now it's almost exclusively for people sharing passions.

I have long been Google+'s biggest fan, and I still am. And I'll tell you why.

When Google+ was the everything network, I liked the everythingness of it. In fact, I stopped using other social networks, closed my blog and started using G+ for all that.

But despite the power and utility and convenience of Hangouts, Photos and all the rest, the real thrill of Google+ was the ability to have a substantive, engaging conversations with super interesting, intelligent, thoughtful people.

That doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is. In my personal experience, you can't really do this on Facebook or the other social networks. Especially on Twitter.

You can do this on Reddit. Google+ and Reddit are the only two places I'm aware of on the entire Internet where a large number of intelligent people have great conversations. The trouble with Reddit is that it's butt-ugly -- a throwback to the 90s Internet.

More importantly: On Reddit, you don't get a sense of who the other people really are.

On Google+, I've made dozens of friendships. No, I'm not talking about superficial make-believe friendships. Real friendships. People I have sought out and connected with in the real world, and others I intend to connect with in real life.

Five million sounds like a big number. But the truth is (and this is just between you and me) I'm really here to interact with about 500 people.

On the social Internet, everybody pretends like they make connections with other people, but they don't really.

So that's why I'm not unhappy about the removal of features from Google+. Photo management and editing services; messaging services and all the rest are a dime a dozen.

Real conversations. Real human connections. This is what makes Google+ unique.

Google+ has been constantly disparaged by people who don't use or understand it and who, let's face it, don't want real conversations (they prefer Twitter's hit-and-run "I have spoken" approach to engagement) and don't want real human connections (preferring to stick with existing friends or simply to acquire "followers.").

And I'm totally fine with people choosing another network. I want everyone to be happy, and understand that choice of social network is really about matching personality to different communities.

What I'm not fine with is the corrosive power of negativity on the Googe+ community itself.

I say that if you love Google+ like I do, then ignore the haters and just enjoy it. This is the best community on the Internet, and you know it.

Remember that a public post on Google+ is a page on the open Internet. It's a blog post.

Take advantage of the new features, especially the easy ability to share G+ posts on other social networks. Reach out to your Facebook and Twitter people and invite them over for a real conversation.

Engage -- the more you post, comment, plus-one and interact, the better it gets.

Block trolls and spammers like it's a bodily function.

Stop and listen. You hear that? That's the sound of zero ads!

Restore easy access to your Circles: Settings > Advanced Settings > "Enable circle stream in navigation"

If you want to sort searches by date, use Google Search (instead of Google+ search) but add the following to the end of your search: site:plus.google.com (then, of course, sort any way you like).

Finally, I'd like to thank all my Google+ friends for all I have learned from you. It's been a privilege to get to know you, and I'm looking forward our continuing friendship.

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2015-12-08 08:07:48 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-07 03:37:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Last September, Google revealed an unexpected new member of its Android hardware family. And no, it wasn’t a new Nexus tablet. At least not by name. The Google Pixel C looked more like a Chromebook, and even had part of the Chromebook name, but ran…

Last September, Google revealed an unexpected new member of its Android hardware family. And no, it wasn’t a new Nexus tablet. At least not by name. The Google Pixel C looked more like a Chromebook, and even had part of the Chromebook name, but ran…___

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2015-12-04 07:59:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

+Zenith Watches Pilot Extra Special Watch Collaboration With +The Watch Gallery - by +Rob Nudds

see & learn all about it: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/zenith-pilot-extra-special-watch-collaboration-watch-gallery/

"Zenith have announced the release of a new Zenith Pilot Extra Special. This is their latest collaboration with UK retailer The Watch Gallery, hit the shelves just earlier this week, December 1st, 2015. Whenever I see a blue-dialed Zenith, I get a little excited. Blue was the favourite dial colour of the late Charles Vermot, who worked for Zenith during the quartz revolution. As head of tooling, he was ordered to destroy all the equipment for and technical drawings of the world-famous El Primero..."

#luxury #watches #watchesformen #watchesforhim #luxurywatches #luxurywatchesformen #zenith 

+Zenith Watches Pilot Extra Special Watch Collaboration With +The Watch Gallery - by +Rob Nudds

see & learn all about it: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/zenith-pilot-extra-special-watch-collaboration-watch-gallery/

"Zenith have announced the release of a new Zenith Pilot Extra Special. This is their latest collaboration with UK retailer The Watch Gallery, hit the shelves just earlier this week, December 1st, 2015. Whenever I see a blue-dialed Zenith, I get a little excited. Blue was the favourite dial colour of the late Charles Vermot, who worked for Zenith during the quartz revolution. As head of tooling, he was ordered to destroy all the equipment for and technical drawings of the world-famous El Primero..."

#luxury #watches #watchesformen #watchesforhim #luxurywatches #luxurywatchesformen #zenith ___

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2015-12-04 01:44:45 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Awesome Portable Retro Gaming Rig For Sale

Another photo of my friend's Retro Gaming Pi Powered Portable Gaming Rig - this thing has cup holders too!  Just plug in a HDMI cable to your TV and game your favourite Retro Game.

He is selling this one of a kind gaming rig on EBAY here:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-RetroPie-Arcade-Console-Emulator-MAME-NES-SNES-Sega-Raspberry-Pi-2-/331720156295?hash=item4d3c0fe487:g:hjIAAOSwnipWWuD7

#MAME   #RaspberryPi   #RetroGames  

Awesome Portable Retro Gaming Rig For Sale

Another photo of my friend's Retro Gaming Pi Powered Portable Gaming Rig - this thing has cup holders too!  Just plug in a HDMI cable to your TV and game your favourite Retro Game.

He is selling this one of a kind gaming rig on EBAY here:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-RetroPie-Arcade-Console-Emulator-MAME-NES-SNES-Sega-Raspberry-Pi-2-/331720156295?hash=item4d3c0fe487:g:hjIAAOSwnipWWuD7

#MAME   #RaspberryPi   #RetroGames  ___

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2015-12-03 23:45:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

For those who love Retro Gaming, imagine a Raspberry Pi powered portable retro gaming machine complete with retro controls all housed in a simple case complete with carry handle!! Just plug this into a TV using a HDMI/composite video cable and you are gaming! This is a one of - totally unique and up for sale now on EBAY #Mame #rom #retrogaming 

For those who love Retro Gaming, imagine a Raspberry Pi powered portable retro gaming machine complete with retro controls all housed in a simple case complete with carry handle!! Just plug this into a TV using a HDMI/composite video cable and you are gaming! This is a one of - totally unique and up for sale now on EBAY #Mame #rom #retrogaming ___

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2015-12-03 12:25:44 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Hublot Classic Fusion Blue King Gold Watch.
Dial : Blue Sunray Satin-finished Dial
Polished Gold-plated Appliques and Hands
Blue Rubber and Alligator Straps
Self-winding Movement
Case Size : 45 mm
For More Please Visit to Nearest #JohnsonWatchCompany Showroom. Hublot LuxuryWatches
www.JohnsonWatch.co

#luxurywatches   #watches   #hublot   #watches   #watchesformen   #menswatches   #brandedwatch  

Hublot Classic Fusion Blue King Gold Watch.
Dial : Blue Sunray Satin-finished Dial
Polished Gold-plated Appliques and Hands
Blue Rubber and Alligator Straps
Self-winding Movement
Case Size : 45 mm
For More Please Visit to Nearest #JohnsonWatchCompany Showroom. Hublot LuxuryWatches
www.JohnsonWatch.co

#luxurywatches   #watches   #hublot   #watches   #watchesformen   #menswatches   #brandedwatch  ___

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2015-12-03 12:25:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-03 12:24:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-03 12:08:46 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Just been reading the train wreck happening on Sinead O'Connors fb. She is in a state of psychotic depression, her son is apparently a Sociopathic animal torturer and suffering from a violent mental illness .. her exes.. or ex.. it's hard to tell have brainwashed her children and they refuse to have anything to do with her.. she is broke, needs a job, a home and she announced she had taken an overdose..just heard on the news she was found at the last minute.

I wish that in cases like this.. where someone is obviously having a complete and utter mental breakdown and doing it on FB that Facebook would intervene.. especially in the case of a person in the public eye.  

I have no idea whether she was ever a good mother or not, nor her family issues. I never paid that much attention. I wish +Facebook +Mark Zuckerberg would step in and put her account in time out until she hasma... more »

Just been reading the train wreck happening on Sinead O'Connors fb. She is in a state of psychotic depression, her son is apparently a Sociopathic animal torturer and suffering from a violent mental illness .. her exes.. or ex.. it's hard to tell have brainwashed her children and they refuse to have anything to do with her.. she is broke, needs a job, a home and she announced she had taken an overdose..just heard on the news she was found at the last minute.

I wish that in cases like this.. where someone is obviously having a complete and utter mental breakdown and doing it on FB that Facebook would intervene.. especially in the case of a person in the public eye.  

I have no idea whether she was ever a good mother or not, nor her family issues. I never paid that much attention. I wish +Facebook +Mark Zuckerberg would step in and put her account in time out until she has made some kind of recovery, if for no other reason than to protect the privacy of her children, which she is obviously abusing in an incredibly public way. 

The media are having a party I imagine and hoping for the next emotional post, so they can print it on their front pages. Surely there has to come a point where people who have this type of breakdown need to be protected, their families need to be protected. Yeah yeah I know this is the perils of the internet ... but she isn't just hurting herself she is hurting her children and that is where I think the powers that be should be able to step in and under the protect of children / privacy acts of some kind shut her account down. 

Just terribly terribly sad.___

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2015-12-03 12:07:12 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

+Yonatan Zunger 

These are the arrows that make the difference between a social network and a BBS.

These two arrows show that the person I circle circles me back... you have taken them away in the new G+... so now, I can't tell if someone has tossed me overboard, and like a jack ass I'll keep commenting on their public posts, meanwhile they in turn may block me because they don't know a nice way to tell me to fuck off.

Now, why on Earth would you take away this very simple communication?  It's the one way, we can say to someone nicely.. "hey, I'm not interested in shit you have to say, so you can uncircle me too"... now it's a goddamned guessing game.

I think we all just need to click that little link "Back to Classic Google +" as a way to vote out the new shitty interface that has converted G+ into a glorifiedc... more »

+Yonatan Zunger 

These are the arrows that make the difference between a social network and a BBS.

These two arrows show that the person I circle circles me back... you have taken them away in the new G+... so now, I can't tell if someone has tossed me overboard, and like a jack ass I'll keep commenting on their public posts, meanwhile they in turn may block me because they don't know a nice way to tell me to fuck off.

Now, why on Earth would you take away this very simple communication?  It's the one way, we can say to someone nicely.. "hey, I'm not interested in shit you have to say, so you can uncircle me too"... now it's a goddamned guessing game.

I think we all just need to click that little link "Back to Classic Google +" as a way to vote out the new shitty interface that has converted G+ into a glorified colorful BBS.

I'll say it again.. everything that was cool about G+ is all but gone, and you are light years behind facebook.___

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2015-12-03 06:30:01 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Google+ is super popular - report.

The Globalwebindex issued a report saying that about one quarter of all Internet users in the world use Google+.

The US tech press has completely ignored this story and falsely believes the ignorant echo chamber BS because 1) journalists love Twitter and hate any social network that competes with Twitter; and 2) North America has the lowest usage in the world, according to this report.

If US tech journalists know anything it's that if US journalists don't use something then nobody does.

Here's Globalwebindex blog post on the news:

http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think

#Google+


Google+ is super popular - report.

The Globalwebindex issued a report saying that about one quarter of all Internet users in the world use Google+.

The US tech press has completely ignored this story and falsely believes the ignorant echo chamber BS because 1) journalists love Twitter and hate any social network that competes with Twitter; and 2) North America has the lowest usage in the world, according to this report.

If US tech journalists know anything it's that if US journalists don't use something then nobody does.

Here's Globalwebindex blog post on the news:

http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think

#Google+
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2015-11-27 09:24:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

A size comparison of the Hubble and James Webb Telescope mirrors.  Snagged it from Reddit.

A size comparison of the Hubble and James Webb Telescope mirrors.  Snagged it from Reddit.___

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2015-11-25 21:04:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

My 1980's favourites playtlist on Google Play Music ;)   #playlist    #80s  

My 1980's favourites playtlist on Google Play Music ;)   #playlist    #80s  ___

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2015-11-25 11:29:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Kakuniko

Kakuniko___

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2015-11-25 08:30:22 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

First trailer for Captain America: Civil War. I really enjoyed The first two ones. So this better turn out good ;)

First trailer for Captain America: Civil War. I really enjoyed The first two ones. So this better turn out good ;)___

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2015-11-25 08:28:17 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-25 08:22:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-25 00:41:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Google Slides discussing Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project.   #AMPproject  

Google Slides discussing Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project.   #AMPproject  ___

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2015-11-24 22:26:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Seems like Google's Open Source AMP project is gaining some momentum with publishers and ad companies. Good. Everything that brings more sanity to the crazy world that is online advertising and increased speed is a step in the right direction. Especially if it is open.

Seems like Google's Open Source AMP project is gaining some momentum with publishers and ad companies. Good. Everything that brings more sanity to the crazy world that is online advertising and increased speed is a step in the right direction. Especially if it is open.___

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2015-11-24 21:39:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Google will give $1 for special ed every time you use Android Pay

Google will give $1 for special ed every time you use Android Pay___

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2015-11-24 21:08:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-23 21:21:31 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Post Floyd

Started watching this and then realized it was over an hour long. Saving to watch on tv via Chromecast instead. Can't say I was a Pink Floyd fan back in the day. (Also a late bloomer when it came to Led Zeppelin.) Country rock was my, uh, genre of choice -- bands like Poco, the Eagles, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, CSN&Y, etc. Plus, I was learning to write my own songs -- somewhere in the opposite direction of hearing Pink Floyd played to death on the radio. But I've been working my way backward having really discovered Gilmour's music with his solo album, On An Island. What I most appreciate about Pink Floyd is Gilmour's part. Time to give his latest -- Rattle that Lock -- another listen.

Post Floyd

Started watching this and then realized it was over an hour long. Saving to watch on tv via Chromecast instead. Can't say I was a Pink Floyd fan back in the day. (Also a late bloomer when it came to Led Zeppelin.) Country rock was my, uh, genre of choice -- bands like Poco, the Eagles, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, CSN&Y, etc. Plus, I was learning to write my own songs -- somewhere in the opposite direction of hearing Pink Floyd played to death on the radio. But I've been working my way backward having really discovered Gilmour's music with his solo album, On An Island. What I most appreciate about Pink Floyd is Gilmour's part. Time to give his latest -- Rattle that Lock -- another listen.___

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2015-11-23 18:57:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

+Richard Mille RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat Watch - by +Rob Nudds

read all about it here: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/richard-mille-rm-67-01-automatic-extra-flat-watch/

"It requires a perfect storm of cutting-edge design, flawless functionality, and providential timing to create a classic wristwatch. In a relatively short span, the Richard Mille RM 010 Automatic has been accepted as a modern icon - instantly identified by its shape and employment of avant-garde materials. When you can pinpoint the brand from twenty paces, you know you've succeeded. But once you've achieved that, what do you do next...?"

#luxury #watches #watchesformen #watchesforhim #luxurywatches #luxurywatchesformen #ultraluxury #richardmille

+Richard Mille RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat Watch - by +Rob Nudds

read all about it here: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/richard-mille-rm-67-01-automatic-extra-flat-watch/

"It requires a perfect storm of cutting-edge design, flawless functionality, and providential timing to create a classic wristwatch. In a relatively short span, the Richard Mille RM 010 Automatic has been accepted as a modern icon - instantly identified by its shape and employment of avant-garde materials. When you can pinpoint the brand from twenty paces, you know you've succeeded. But once you've achieved that, what do you do next...?"

#luxury #watches #watchesformen #watchesforhim #luxurywatches #luxurywatchesformen #ultraluxury #richardmille___

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2015-11-23 11:47:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

#mcfuzzlebuttsmanchen shared 'regram @beerenbergfarm All the essentials are covered with the Summer Essentials Gift Basket. Whether for gifting or keeping, this delicious selection of jams, condiments and dressings are perfect for all summer fare. Why not head upto the Farmhouse in Hahdorf and stock up for all your Xmas needs! #Beerenberg #BeerenbergFarm #Food #SAFood #EatLocalSA #AustralianMade #Hahndorf #Adelaide #AdelHills #AdelaideHills #Australia #SouthAustralia #Headforthehills #ExperienceAustralia #RestaurantAustralia' http://j.mp/1jabM8m

#mcfuzzlebuttsmanchen shared 'regram @beerenbergfarm All the essentials are covered with the Summer Essentials Gift Basket. Whether for gifting or keeping, this delicious selection of jams, condiments and dressings are perfect for all summer fare. Why not head upto the Farmhouse in Hahdorf and stock up for all your Xmas needs! #Beerenberg #BeerenbergFarm #Food #SAFood #EatLocalSA #AustralianMade #Hahndorf #Adelaide #AdelHills #AdelaideHills #Australia #SouthAustralia #Headforthehills #ExperienceAustralia #RestaurantAustralia' http://j.mp/1jabM8m___

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2015-11-23 11:45:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Have you heard about the Android 6.0.1 update? Probably not. That’s because it probably hasn’t even made it to your devices yet. From what we hear, only a select few Android One devices have gotten the update. People with devices on Android Marshmallow…

Have you heard about the Android 6.0.1 update? Probably not. That’s because it probably hasn’t even made it to your devices yet. From what we hear, only a select few Android One devices have gotten the update. People with devices on Android Marshmallow…___

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2015-11-23 05:17:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I have just completed an extensive blog on how to map Telco Fibre to the Node cabinets to track the progress of the buildout of Australia's National Broadband Network. The aim is to help people map their own suburbs and share the information with others this is because this information is not being made public so this will be a crowd sourced activity to track down and map assets on a Fusion Table.

Its a simple map of locations of Telco assets distributed across our local suburbs with pointers to photos taken of them. GPS encoded photos are used to help position the images on the map.

Its a very wordy blog but designed to help those starting from scratch with Fusion Tables.

http://mynodemap.blogspot.com.au

#FusionTables #NBN


I have just completed an extensive blog on how to map Telco Fibre to the Node cabinets to track the progress of the buildout of Australia's National Broadband Network. The aim is to help people map their own suburbs and share the information with others this is because this information is not being made public so this will be a crowd sourced activity to track down and map assets on a Fusion Table.

Its a simple map of locations of Telco assets distributed across our local suburbs with pointers to photos taken of them. GPS encoded photos are used to help position the images on the map.

Its a very wordy blog but designed to help those starting from scratch with Fusion Tables.

http://mynodemap.blogspot.com.au

#FusionTables #NBN
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2015-11-22 22:40:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I have just completed an extensive blog on how to map Telco Fibre to the Node cabinets to track the progress of the buildout of Australia's National Broadband Network. The aim is to help people map their own suburbs and share the information with others this is because this information is not being made public so this will be a crowd sourced activity to track down and map assets on a Fusion Table.

Its a simple map of locations of Telco assets distributed across our local suburbs with pointers to photos taken of them. GPS encoded photos are used to help position the images on the map.

Its a very wordy blog but designed to help those starting from scratch with Fusion Tables.

http://mynodemap.blogspot.com.au

#FusionTables #NBN


I have just completed an extensive blog on how to map Telco Fibre to the Node cabinets to track the progress of the buildout of Australia's National Broadband Network. The aim is to help people map their own suburbs and share the information with others this is because this information is not being made public so this will be a crowd sourced activity to track down and map assets on a Fusion Table.

Its a simple map of locations of Telco assets distributed across our local suburbs with pointers to photos taken of them. GPS encoded photos are used to help position the images on the map.

Its a very wordy blog but designed to help those starting from scratch with Fusion Tables.

http://mynodemap.blogspot.com.au

#FusionTables #NBN
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2015-11-20 17:25:16 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Our #WatchoftheDay today is this amazing watch by #UlysseNardin

Our #WatchoftheDay today is this amazing watch by #UlysseNardin___

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2015-11-20 17:23:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Making your own NBN Node Map using Google Fusion Tables

For those who live in Australia and who are interested in tracking and sharing the progress of NBN (Fibre to the Node) construction around your local suburb, I have created a blog that describes how to make a live Google Fusion Table Node Map mashup of where the Nodes are being placed in your suburb.

This blog is a work in progress and I have a link to my own mashup example in the blog. #NBN #FusionTables


http://mynodemap.blogspot.com.au/

Making your own NBN Node Map using Google Fusion Tables

For those who live in Australia and who are interested in tracking and sharing the progress of NBN (Fibre to the Node) construction around your local suburb, I have created a blog that describes how to make a live Google Fusion Table Node Map mashup of where the Nodes are being placed in your suburb.

This blog is a work in progress and I have a link to my own mashup example in the blog. #NBN #FusionTables


http://mynodemap.blogspot.com.au/___

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2015-11-20 07:57:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

For all the Star Wars fans out there - what many of us would love for Christmas this year (besides the new film).. #starwars

https://vimeo.com/93653271

For all the Star Wars fans out there - what many of us would love for Christmas this year (besides the new film).. #starwars

https://vimeo.com/93653271___

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2015-11-18 22:47:47 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Surveyor 1 Launch for The Moon: 1966 | NASA
May 30, 1966: The Atlas-Centaur 10, carrying the Surveyor 1 spacecraft, lifting off from Pad 36A. The Surveyor 1 mission scouted the lunar surface for future Apollo manned lunar landing sites. The Surveyor probes (1966-1968) were the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon

Credit: NASA
Date: May 30, 1966

+NASA Goddard 
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center 

#NASA #Space #Science #Moon #Lunar #Surveyor #Robotics #Spacecraft #Atlas #Centaur #Rocket #Launch #Apollo #Human #Exploration #Satellites #History #SolarSystem #CapeCanaveral #Florida #UnitedStates #USA

Surveyor 1 Launch for The Moon: 1966 | NASA
May 30, 1966: The Atlas-Centaur 10, carrying the Surveyor 1 spacecraft, lifting off from Pad 36A. The Surveyor 1 mission scouted the lunar surface for future Apollo manned lunar landing sites. The Surveyor probes (1966-1968) were the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon

Credit: NASA
Date: May 30, 1966

+NASA Goddard 
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center 

#NASA #Space #Science #Moon #Lunar #Surveyor #Robotics #Spacecraft #Atlas #Centaur #Rocket #Launch #Apollo #Human #Exploration #Satellites #History #SolarSystem #CapeCanaveral #Florida #UnitedStates #USA___

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2015-11-18 09:05:02 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2: the essence of driving fun
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2: a two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe. Specifically designed and engineered for its rear-wheel drive set-up, the Huracán LP 580-2's combines dynamic new looks with a package for an enhanced Lamborghini driving emotion.

"The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel- drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leadingtechn... more »

The rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2: the essence of driving fun
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2: a two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe. Specifically designed and engineered for its rear-wheel drive set-up, the Huracán LP 580-2's combines dynamic new looks with a package for an enhanced Lamborghini driving emotion.

"The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel- drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements. It is a serious car for serious drivers: it is maximum driving fun."

The Huracán LP 580-2 has been engineered and tuned for an essential driving experience. With its naturally aspirated V10 5.2 l engine sending 426 kW / 580 hp to the rear axle, the Huracán LP 580-2's dry weight is just 1,389 kg, thus 33 kg lighter than the four-wheel-drive version.

Weight distribution is biased 40% at the front / 60% at the rear, reducing inertia on the front axle. An entirely new power management set-up, encompassing modified suspension, new steering set-up and recalibrated stability and traction controls connects the driver as directly as possible with the road. The selectable Lamborghini driving modes STRADA, SPORT and CORSA are tuned to provide oversteering characteristics, emphasizing authentic rear-wheel drive behavior.

The engaging, sporty fun of the two-wheel drive Huracán LP 580-2 perfectly complements the existing Huracán offering with the all-encompassing technology and experience of the four wheel-drive Huracán LP 610-4 and the the lifestyle appeal of the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder.___

2015-11-18 04:13:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

How to add a single KML polygon to a Base Map?

Is it possible to overlay a single KML file over a base map and not associate it with a data set.

I just want to show a boundary on a map - on which I place markers which are located using location data within the Fusion Table.

I am using Fusion Tables to map the location of Fibre to the Node cabinets that are being construction in my local suburb in Australia. This is part of a nation wide broadband network rollout and I am trying to assist people in communicating where the nodes will be placed as this data is not available without going around and physically finding the nodes.

Here is my example fusion map:

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/data?docid=1SOZsJT-5gypI2m97lxwgGeuqM7md02XafqUUwCuu#map:id=3

I just want to show a boundary area drawn on top of the map.

How to add a single KML polygon to a Base Map?

Is it possible to overlay a single KML file over a base map and not associate it with a data set.

I just want to show a boundary on a map - on which I place markers which are located using location data within the Fusion Table.

I am using Fusion Tables to map the location of Fibre to the Node cabinets that are being construction in my local suburb in Australia. This is part of a nation wide broadband network rollout and I am trying to assist people in communicating where the nodes will be placed as this data is not available without going around and physically finding the nodes.

Here is my example fusion map:

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/data?docid=1SOZsJT-5gypI2m97lxwgGeuqM7md02XafqUUwCuu#map:id=3

I just want to show a boundary area drawn on top of the map.___

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2015-11-18 00:53:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-18 00:16:49 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The new Google+ layout is actually pretty nice. One thing I really like is the static menu on the left hand side.

Also, there is another option on the menu on the left(not pictured in my screenshot) called Circle Stream where you can view the stream of individual circles. To get that option there, you need to turn it on under Settings.

H/T to +Derek Ross and +Ryan Lestage for mentioning it.

The new Google+ layout is actually pretty nice. One thing I really like is the static menu on the left hand side.

Also, there is another option on the menu on the left(not pictured in my screenshot) called Circle Stream where you can view the stream of individual circles. To get that option there, you need to turn it on under Settings.

H/T to +Derek Ross and +Ryan Lestage for mentioning it.___

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2015-11-18 00:15:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Oh hai new Google+... you sure feel a lot faster! Great case study of the engineering efforts behind the scenes: http://bit.ly/1MTDtdg.

Hooray performance!

Oh hai new Google+... you sure feel a lot faster! Great case study of the engineering efforts behind the scenes: http://bit.ly/1MTDtdg.

Hooray performance!___

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2015-11-18 00:01:14 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Google+ finds itself.

Google launched Google+ to be the everything-for-everybody site. It was designed to be the future of Google itself, functioning as a news discovery site, a blogging platform, a lifestreaming engine and a replacement for every previous form of human communication. 

But the journalists and news junkies stuck to Twitter; and Facebook strengthened it's unbreakable network effect monopoly on everybody. 

Both Facebook and Twitter -- and for that matter Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat -- continued to be dominated by fluff, celebrity, spam and cat GIFs.

Google+ became the one place online (that I know of) where serious nerds, enthusiasts and makers can have detailed and stimulating conversations with a large number of brilliant people. 

So today Google announced that they're re-designing Google+ to focus on what Google+is... more »

Google+ finds itself.

Google launched Google+ to be the everything-for-everybody site. It was designed to be the future of Google itself, functioning as a news discovery site, a blogging platform, a lifestreaming engine and a replacement for every previous form of human communication. 

But the journalists and news junkies stuck to Twitter; and Facebook strengthened it's unbreakable network effect monopoly on everybody. 

Both Facebook and Twitter -- and for that matter Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat -- continued to be dominated by fluff, celebrity, spam and cat GIFs.

Google+ became the one place online (that I know of) where serious nerds, enthusiasts and makers can have detailed and stimulating conversations with a large number of brilliant people. 

So today Google announced that they're re-designing Google+ to focus on what Google+ is truly great and indispensable for: passions. 

Specifically, Google+ will emphasize Communities and Collections, which is to say that Google+ will stop pretending to be everything for everyone and instead focus on being the best place -- OK, the ONLY place -- for real conversations among people who share the same obsessions. 

More: https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/introducing-new-google.html___

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2015-11-17 22:05:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Dive into the new Google+
As +Eddie Kessler shared this afternoon (goo.gl/2QjBGx), we’ve spent lots of time talking to people who are passionate about Google+. We visited them in their homes, we invited them into early testing communities and we learned more about how and why they use Google+. The predominant answer? Having a great place to keep up with and talk about their interests. From Astrophotography (goo.gl/HRQmIh) to Wild Hummingbirds (goo.gl/6FscI6), people are not only discovering amazing things, but meeting others who share their passions as well.

Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You’ll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities. Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics likesurfing... more »

Dive into the new Google+
As +Eddie Kessler shared this afternoon (goo.gl/2QjBGx), we’ve spent lots of time talking to people who are passionate about Google+. We visited them in their homes, we invited them into early testing communities and we learned more about how and why they use Google+. The predominant answer? Having a great place to keep up with and talk about their interests. From Astrophotography (goo.gl/HRQmIh) to Wild Hummingbirds (goo.gl/6FscI6), people are not only discovering amazing things, but meeting others who share their passions as well.

Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You’ll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities. Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing (goo.gl/vvv5QD) or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes (goo.gl/nWyicL) . Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones (goo.gl/aaqtgq) to Painting (goo.gl/kmlM7m). With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests.

But we didn’t stop with Collections and Communities; the new Google+ also makes it easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream. And we’ve worked hard to make our new web experience load fast and work beautifully on devices of all sizes.

You can preview the new Google+ on the web today by signing in and clicking “Let’s go” when you see the prompt. (And since not every feature of Google+ has made its way into this new design, for now, you can toggle back to the classic Google+ with one click in the bottom left-hand corner.) In the coming days, we’ll roll out updated apps for Android and iOS.

While this is an exciting new beginning for us, we’re definitely not done yet. We got here by listening and learning, and will continue doing so. Please visit our Help Center (goo.gl/gWsFeh) or drop us a line in our support community (goo.gl/eMFVj) to share your thoughts, questions, and more. ___

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2015-11-17 22:03:37 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Google+ has been completely redesigned with a focus on communities

Google+ has been completely redesigned with a focus on communities___

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly on a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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