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Tim O'Reilly has been at 4 events

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Kevin Kelly549,595Sign up to hangout on air with us: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7Tim O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly on Makers and Cool Tools2014-02-24 23:00:00110 
Reinventors Network785,649Here's a really hard problem that Larry Lessig is not sure how to solve: "Let's assume we've got a fundamentally corrupt government, in the precise sense that the dependence upon "funders" corrupts the intended dependence upon "the people alone," and that too many within that system are too deeply connected to it to push for its change. That means any effective movement for change has got to come from the outside. How would a grassroots movement in the Internet Age create the pressure such a change would require? How would the people who brought the Internet to scale tackle this problem?"Joining Larry in his effort is a veritable who's who of internet know-how, the folks who have built & scaled networks for change: internet pioneer Tim O'Reilly, Change.org Founder Ben Rattray, Moveon.org Executive Director Anna Galland, VC Brad Burnham, Executive Producer of TED Media June Cohen, Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, and Markos Moulitsas, Founder of Daily Kos. Reinvent Money in Politics2013-07-11 20:00:00196 
Reinventors Network785,649Tim O'Reilly has some big ideas about how to dramatically modernize government regulation, from "algorithmic regulation" that harnesses computer power much like top tech companies in Silicon Valley to peer-to-peer self-regulation, where citizens increasingly take over from government bureaucrats, like relying more on Yelp-like reviews to keep an eye on restaurants. For more on the frame of the conversation in this virtual roundtable as well as who will be participating, check out the dedicated page linked below. Reinventors is a series of virtual roundtables done over the new medium of group video about how to fundamentally reinvent many of our 20th-century systems to work in the new realities of our 21st-century world. Each week we take on a new topic in our inaugural project to Reinvent America. Check out www.reinventors.net to learn more.Reinvent Regulation with Tim O'Reilly2013-04-23 20:00:00132 
Vic Gundotra7,022,478Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold.If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002656 

Tim O'Reilly has been shared in 192 public circles

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Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Becky Collins15,992Herbal, Health and Gardening Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-05 05:06:044302312
Becky Collins15,380Smartphone/Tablet Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-20 05:01:234603312
Becky Collins15,192Muscle Car Lover Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-19 05:11:15467118
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148436127134
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139641
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167591
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Adam Roberts7,595Here are some cool people to #circle   on #GooglePlus  -  If you want adding to the next shared circle, then please add the circle, comment, share, and +1 the post.    I'll be promoting someones social accounts, every time, I share one of my circles.In this circle, I'm promoting +Jen Schubert, Jen is a lego engineer in the STEM world, she teaches kids how to do cool stuff with lego :-)Please, follow all of her social accounts.Twitter:      https://twitter.com/sillyauntjenFacebook: https://facebook.com/sillyauntjenPinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sillyauntjenGoogle+:   +Jen Schubert  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles +Shared Circles +Share Your Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Circle Distribution +Team Circle Share +Share My Circle 2014-05-06 09:51:20153649
John Nuntiatio35,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small  2014-05-03 07:59:01448183
samudra alioande501. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-01 06:24:48496004
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012
Gregg Lantz2,962Tomorrow is a taxing day here in the United States. You get to decide if you want to buy Glass (sorry IRS). If you're not sure and would like to know what others are saying, add this circle.  You'll be able to look at public posts from people that use Glass and people that purchased Glass and put it on the shelf while software was being developed. You'll get both sides of the story. Hopefully this circle will help make the decision process a little easier. Don't forget to post your questions with #askanexplorer  so  people can chime in and help answer your questions. #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech   #glasswaiters  2014-04-14 21:08:59425105
Gregg Lantz2,961Sharing my curated circle of active Google Glass Explorers. These are the amazing people that know Google Glass and use it everyday. Please share!  If I missed anyone let me know.   #glassfamily   #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech  2014-04-10 22:47:58480738
Rusty Ferguson44,406۝►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►The Power Ball, V6 from +Rusty FergusonNew Version Updated: 4-3-14 To Improve Your Engagement and Stream◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄۝A good shared circle will not only help you to grow your following and increase your engagement, it will also provide you with some quality people that you will be happy to have in your stream. For that reason, I have about 100 people in this circle that I would almost bet you will not share this circle. I would bet you, $1 a head on those that will not share. You have to bet on all 100 though. I’ll subtract a dollar for each one I get wrong. HahaI also will not add everyone that shares my circle to my shared circles. I have a massive database of trolls and spammers. I am constantly updating that.  They are not here.  It includes about 4000 people. It is constantly updated.  Send people in my circles or communities, community invites and other spam and you’ll soon find yourself blocked. If they are not following you, I really dislike that.  If you’re doing it, I will know and you will soon be gone.I don’t need to be the number one most shared circle to the point that it means loading you up with a ton of people I wouldn’t follow. I won’t do it.This is a circle made up of mostly of those that are known to share circles. However there are also over 100 profiles with incredible content or promote worthy causes. Most profiles are from those that have shared my circles in the past.A few of the featured profiles are:+Save the Children USA  +Institute for Veterans and Military Families +Veterans of Foreign Wars  +Habitat for Humanity+Alan Shapiro  an extraordinary photography with an awesome sense of humor.+Regina Pagles  with her awesome portraits +NASA +SETI Institute  For the Circle Sharers To remain or be added to this Circle do this:Plus this post. One of these days we will get 500 plusses!  Comment on this postShare this CircleAdd this Circle to your circles When you get re-shares of circles that you share, you’ll find that you are in more circles.  It is in your best interest to share it to your stream and tell others about the benefits of shared circles. Are You New to Circle Sharing?Here ar2014-04-02 14:35:54500291245303
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308
Becky Collins3,213Gardening Circle for you#Gardening  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:14:154522310
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449913169103
Haluk ÇETİN116New Year, New People +Haluk ÇETİN#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare 2013-12-09 16:23:3150113315
Fabian Weiland651#circleshare #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #journalism  2013-11-19 08:28:27198111
Sergii Daniloff1,193Have a nice week! Let's grow up together! Thanks for +1 and reshaping my last circle, especially:+Sophia Devetzi+Vercin Le Gaulois +Bikash Das +Josh Joslin +Riccardo Lemons #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circle #gplusers #sharers #activeengagers #followers #circlecount  2013-11-12 09:43:29377221130
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Sergii Daniloff937Enjoy new funny jokes and images! Add this exelent circle  to your circles and grow together in G+.#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circle #gplusers #sharers #activeengagers #followers #circlecount 2013-11-05 09:48:5034113514
Sergii Daniloff614A Power Circle! Have fun :) Thanks all for you comments and +1. I enjoy to be together! Add and Share! #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup2013-10-24 08:58:50231525
David Dickens6,451It seems the young folks on Google plus are sharing their circles these days. I've got one great circle to share: 99 verified profiles of active Google plus folks drawn from my circles and my followers.Now some of the names you'll recognize, in such a list you'll always catch a few celebrities. But there are some other folks in this list that might surprise you and a few secret gems. Feel free to share this circle.Want to join my circle of verified profiles? Just 1) be active, 2) get your profile verified, and 3) comment below or send me a note. #sharedcircles   #verified  2013-10-22 16:04:5799201
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512
Jed Lloyd2,672SATURDAY CIRCLE SHAREHi Guys , Heres a #circleshare for you to take a look at.42 Tech HeadsGet involved :1. Comment on my post2. Add some people that you like and circle them3. Share the circle again4. Number +1 my postEnjoy The Tech Heads #share #circleshare #add #follow #+1 #circles #technology #cool #engagement2013-09-07 22:38:5242715
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146
Tajamal Hussain8482013-07-18 08:14:05500532552
Kay Bo2,114This is my "Artecjo-Circle" These people keep me updated in regards to Ar t, tec hnics and jo kes.I included myself, even though I am not funny at all. #circleshare   #circleshit   #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #sharedcircles   2013-07-09 22:32:47228104
Keith I Myers164Hey All,I added 78 names to my Glass User Circle that I shared last week, Here is my updated copy. As always, if you want to be added to this list, just shoot me a message or respond to this post. Dont forget to add me to your circles as well-Keith2013-07-09 01:10:4437921211
Keith I Myers118I figure it is time for a old fashioned Glass Explorer   #CircleShare  - PM me if you want to be added to the shared circle and I will get you in there.  Don't forget to add me to yours as well. 2013-07-03 15:37:10320826
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #2 The ones with last names that start from N-Z.These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles. We try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know).And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.2013-06-21 03:47:32198124
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852956

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2014-05-27 00:28:36 (179 comments, 13 reshares, 111 +1s) 

Spend a minute watching this powerful video. Then dedicate yourself to getting any politician who is unwilling to stand up to the NRA out of office.

It will bring tears to your eyes and anger to your heart.

Most reshares: 354

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2014-09-06 00:30:08 (21 comments, 354 reshares, 891 +1s) 

Know thy (Linux) perf tools: http://bit.ly/1t69Uwy - perhaps the most comprehensive overview I've ever come across. 

Most plusones: 1096

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2014-05-30 22:18:54 (83 comments, 160 reshares, 1096 +1s) 

Amazing sidewalk succulent on a street in Oakland.

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2014-09-16 16:40:29 (20 comments, 19 reshares, 314 +1s) 

Top of the new World Trade Center wreathed in clouds. From the 9/11 Memorial

Top of the new World Trade Center wreathed in clouds. From the 9/11 Memorial___

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2014-09-15 15:27:26 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +1s) 

If we are going to transform government, we need both an inside game and an outside game.

The inside game consists of brilliant technologists like Todd Park and Mikey Dickerson and Bryan Sivak and Marina Martin who have passed up lucrative private sector opportunities to work inside government at the Federal level.

I'm also thinking of past and present Code for America partners at the city level. Jascha Franklin Hodge in Boston, Teresa Reno Webber in Louisville, Beth Niblock in Detroit, and Rick Cole, Peter Marx, and Abhi Nemani in LA all come to mind. There are so many people in government who are hungry for new ways of doing things. They went into public service to make a difference, and they want help from private sector partners who are working with 21st century technology and business models.

The outside game has largely consisted of nonprofits like Code for... more »

If we are going to transform government, we need both an inside game and an outside game.

The inside game consists of brilliant technologists like Todd Park and Mikey Dickerson and Bryan Sivak and Marina Martin who have passed up lucrative private sector opportunities to work inside government at the Federal level.

I'm also thinking of past and present Code for America partners at the city level. Jascha Franklin Hodge in Boston, Teresa Reno Webber in Louisville, Beth Niblock in Detroit, and Rick Cole, Peter Marx, and Abhi Nemani in LA all come to mind. There are so many people in government who are hungry for new ways of doing things. They went into public service to make a difference, and they want help from private sector partners who are working with 21st century technology and business models.

The outside game has largely consisted of nonprofits like Code for America and Datakind, but now increasingly we are seeing commercial companies who are bringing new ways of thinking to government projects. Venture capital adds welcome fuel to the mix.

I am so excited to be working with +***** on this fund!___

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2014-09-06 00:30:08 (21 comments, 354 reshares, 891 +1s) 

Know thy (Linux) perf tools: http://bit.ly/1t69Uwy - perhaps the most comprehensive overview I've ever come across. 

Know thy (Linux) perf tools: http://bit.ly/1t69Uwy - perhaps the most comprehensive overview I've ever come across. ___

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2014-09-06 00:26:59 (10 comments, 27 reshares, 112 +1s) 

Fascinating look at the role that various US billionaires play in politics. A quick look at what appears to be a deeper dive into the politics of top billionaires.  In this time when there is concern about money in politics, it helps to know who's buying whom :-(

Fascinating look at the role that various US billionaires play in politics. A quick look at what appears to be a deeper dive into the politics of top billionaires.  In this time when there is concern about money in politics, it helps to know who's buying whom :-(___

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2014-09-04 15:13:27 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 34 +1s) 

ABC World News covers @HomeDepot credit card data breach, recommends @BillGuard to protect yourself! BillGuard on ABC World News Tonight With David Muir … (Minute 1:25)

ABC World News covers @HomeDepot credit card data breach, recommends @BillGuard to protect yourself! BillGuard on ABC World News Tonight With David Muir … (Minute 1:25)___

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2014-09-03 04:30:55 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 102 +1s) 

This past weekend, I went up to DRNK Winery (drnkwines.com), the family partnership between Dale and Nancy Dougherty, their daughter Katie, and her husband Ryan Kunde. The winery name comes from their first names, in the proper order. Ryan is the winemaker, and a very good one, if I do say so myself.

They were crushing Pinot Noir, and I helped on the sorting line. This photo set should give you a bit of the flavor of the day.

This past weekend, I went up to DRNK Winery (drnkwines.com), the family partnership between Dale and Nancy Dougherty, their daughter Katie, and her husband Ryan Kunde. The winery name comes from their first names, in the proper order. Ryan is the winemaker, and a very good one, if I do say so myself.

They were crushing Pinot Noir, and I helped on the sorting line. This photo set should give you a bit of the flavor of the day.___

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2014-09-02 03:55:46 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 71 +1s) 

I'm a huge fan of Dave Hickey, and this piece is well worth reading.

I'm a huge fan of Dave Hickey, and this piece is well worth reading.___

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2014-09-01 14:53:36 (15 comments, 29 reshares, 109 +1s) 

Not entirely fair to Javascript, but funny:

Not entirely fair to Javascript, but funny:___

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2014-08-31 00:01:29 (15 comments, 10 reshares, 137 +1s) 

Beautiful trail runs from the slope of Mt. Tam down to the beach at Tennessee Valley. Fantastic views.  And fantastic company. Thanks, +Mark Brokering and +Allen Noren for a great hike and fun conversation.

Beautiful trail runs from the slope of Mt. Tam down to the beach at Tennessee Valley. Fantastic views.  And fantastic company. Thanks, +Mark Brokering and +Allen Noren for a great hike and fun conversation.___

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2014-08-30 23:52:51 (12 comments, 17 reshares, 64 +1s) 

Pray for Rain...

Pray for Rain...___

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2014-08-30 14:22:05 (1 comments, 24 reshares, 62 +1s) 

The title of this piece doesn't do it justice. The description does better: "This talk discusses how logs and stream-processing can form a backbone for data flow, ETL, and real-time data processing. It describes the challenges and lessons learned as LinkedIn built out its real-time data subscription and processing infrastructure. It also discusses the role of real-time processing and its relationship to offline processing frameworks such as MapReduce.

The title of this piece doesn't do it justice. The description does better: "This talk discusses how logs and stream-processing can form a backbone for data flow, ETL, and real-time data processing. It describes the challenges and lessons learned as LinkedIn built out its real-time data subscription and processing infrastructure. It also discusses the role of real-time processing and its relationship to offline processing frameworks such as MapReduce.___

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2014-08-28 15:28:04 (13 comments, 36 reshares, 171 +1s) 

I love Warren Buffet's "punch card" analogy. Applied here not just to investing but to live.

I love Warren Buffet's "punch card" analogy. Applied here not just to investing but to live.___

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2014-08-25 17:20:49 (17 comments, 43 reshares, 170 +1s) 

It's amazing to me that CGI, the company that brought us the healthcare.gov fiasco, has the chutzpah to protest the ways that the UK GDS has cut the cost of government IT services while making those services far better for citizens. These guys should be laughed out of the room. The IT vendors need to work to improve their own services, not spread FUD about those who are showing how to do it better!

It's amazing to me that CGI, the company that brought us the healthcare.gov fiasco, has the chutzpah to protest the ways that the UK GDS has cut the cost of government IT services while making those services far better for citizens. These guys should be laughed out of the room. The IT vendors need to work to improve their own services, not spread FUD about those who are showing how to do it better!___

2014-08-22 22:10:05 (31 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Is anyone else having troubles with Bluetooth on a Moto X?  It connects fine to my car when I make a call, but the bluetooth drops in and out, and the phone prompts me to ask whether I want to use the speakerphone, the headset, or the bluetooth - but a few seconds later, it connects back to bluetooth.  And oddly, it only happens some of the time.  And other uses of Bluetooth from the phone - for example, playing an audiobook or music - demonstrate no similar behavior.

It's a disastrous bug. Making me think about switching to another phone, even though I love this one.  And it seems to have been introduced only in the past month or so, as the phone worked fine with the car before that.

And yes, I've tried forgetting and re-initiating the bluetooth connection.

Is anyone else having troubles with Bluetooth on a Moto X?  It connects fine to my car when I make a call, but the bluetooth drops in and out, and the phone prompts me to ask whether I want to use the speakerphone, the headset, or the bluetooth - but a few seconds later, it connects back to bluetooth.  And oddly, it only happens some of the time.  And other uses of Bluetooth from the phone - for example, playing an audiobook or music - demonstrate no similar behavior.

It's a disastrous bug. Making me think about switching to another phone, even though I love this one.  And it seems to have been introduced only in the past month or so, as the phone worked fine with the car before that.

And yes, I've tried forgetting and re-initiating the bluetooth connection.___

2014-08-20 17:37:32 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s) 

I just did an hour video interview with +Slashdot. Here's what they had to say about it:

"We've run a few two-part videos, but this is the first time we've split one video into six parts -- with two running today, two tomorrow, and two Thursday. But then, how many people do we interview who have had as much of an effect on the nature of information transmission -- as opposed to just publishing -- as Tim O'Reilly? We don't know for sure, but there's a good chance that O'Reilly books are owned by more Slashdot readers than books from any other publisher. That alone makes Tim O'Reilly worth listening to for nearly an hour, total."

I just did an hour video interview with +Slashdot. Here's what they had to say about it:

"We've run a few two-part videos, but this is the first time we've split one video into six parts -- with two running today, two tomorrow, and two Thursday. But then, how many people do we interview who have had as much of an effect on the nature of information transmission -- as opposed to just publishing -- as Tim O'Reilly? We don't know for sure, but there's a good chance that O'Reilly books are owned by more Slashdot readers than books from any other publisher. That alone makes Tim O'Reilly worth listening to for nearly an hour, total."___

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2014-08-17 17:52:06 (32 comments, 37 reshares, 271 +1s) 

I find it distressing that US politicians (and the rest of world governments) can find hundreds of billions of dollars to make war, but only a pittance to build hospitals and other basic infrastructure, such that doctors have to flee for their lives when they are needed most.

I find it distressing that US politicians (and the rest of world governments) can find hundreds of billions of dollars to make war, but only a pittance to build hospitals and other basic infrastructure, such that doctors have to flee for their lives when they are needed most.___

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2014-08-16 20:23:12 (3 comments, 45 reshares, 125 +1s) 

Howtoons is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to inspire the spirit of independence and investigation, and yes, #making, in their kids.

Check out the new book!

Howtoons is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to inspire the spirit of independence and investigation, and yes, #making, in their kids.

Check out the new book!___

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2014-08-15 17:56:32 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 46 +1s) 

This is an important contribution to the debate. My own thoughts feature prominently in the second half of this article.  My argument is that we should look at this as an economic argument between various players, and before making policy, decide who needs "protection."  It looks to me from the economics that the telcos and cable companies are doing just fine, without being able to extract additional rents from internet companies!

Does net neutrality really matter?
By +Andy Oram 

"I feel that network neutrality as a (vague) concept took hold of an important ongoing technical, social, and economic discussion and rechanneled it along ineffective lines. As this article has shown, technology as well as popular usage has continuously changed at the content or application level, and there are many forms of centralization I’d worry about before traffic shaping."

Read more: http://oreil.ly/1AjLe8s___This is an important contribution to the debate. My own thoughts feature prominently in the second half of this article.  My argument is that we should look at this as an economic argument between various players, and before making policy, decide who needs "protection."  It looks to me from the economics that the telcos and cable companies are doing just fine, without being able to extract additional rents from internet companies!

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2014-08-08 13:17:29 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 62 +1s) 

I love @planetlabs gallery of images of our planet! Daily imaging (rather than annual, or targeted) will be game changing. And I love Planet Labs approach to making this data available for noncommercial use.

I love @planetlabs gallery of images of our planet! Daily imaging (rather than annual, or targeted) will be game changing. And I love Planet Labs approach to making this data available for noncommercial use.___

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2014-08-07 04:29:58 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 36 +1s) 

This is a very cool demo by of musical programming from #OSCON. 

This is a very cool demo by of musical programming from #OSCON. ___

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2014-08-04 18:59:44 (13 comments, 18 reshares, 187 +1s) 

I'm super excited to announce that O'Reilly has acquired the 50% of Safari Books Online that we didn't already own, and it is now a wholly owned O'Reilly subsidiary. Safari has built a powerful distribution platform over the years, and in the past few, has added a superb engineering team.  We are going to build some kick-ass stuff together.

I'm super excited to announce that O'Reilly has acquired the 50% of Safari Books Online that we didn't already own, and it is now a wholly owned O'Reilly subsidiary. Safari has built a powerful distribution platform over the years, and in the past few, has added a superb engineering team.  We are going to build some kick-ass stuff together.___

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2014-07-28 18:16:39 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 56 +1s) 

An excellent demonstration of why Open Access lowers the barriers to knowledge-sharing in science. This is what scientific publishing is supposed to be about!

An excellent demonstration of why Open Access lowers the barriers to knowledge-sharing in science. This is what scientific publishing is supposed to be about!___

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2014-07-28 02:26:22 (56 comments, 62 reshares, 178 +1s) 

Why Common Core is Like Healthcare.gov

Draw a bold line between this piece on the failure of the Common Core initiative to improve math education and the failure of healthcare.gov (even though the Common Core has nothing to do with IT): "The inadequate implementation can make math reforms seem like the most absurd form of policy change."

This is the sermon that +Mike Bracken and +Jennifer Pahlka have been preaching.  As Mike puts it, "We don't have a policy crisis. We have a delivery crisis!"  We endlessly promote new policies that are supposed to fix everything, but pay little attention to what it will take to actually implement them.

In an In an interview with Charlie Rose, Steven Brill said something similar about the failure of healthcare.gov in the disconnect between policy and implementation: “The way they managed this program, itwas a... more »

Why Common Core is Like Healthcare.gov

Draw a bold line between this piece on the failure of the Common Core initiative to improve math education and the failure of healthcare.gov (even though the Common Core has nothing to do with IT): "The inadequate implementation can make math reforms seem like the most absurd form of policy change."

This is the sermon that +Mike Bracken and +Jennifer Pahlka have been preaching.  As Mike puts it, "We don't have a policy crisis. We have a delivery crisis!"  We endlessly promote new policies that are supposed to fix everything, but pay little attention to what it will take to actually implement them.

In an In an interview with Charlie Rose, Steven Brill said something similar about the failure of healthcare.gov in the disconnect between policy and implementation: “The way they managed this program, it was almost as if they thought that actual governing, the nuts and bolts of governing, is for peons. And they are policy people.” (See http://linkd.in/1o0RSOj)

In this particular case, there is little or no teacher training, no supervision: 

"The trouble always starts when teachers are told to put innovative ideas into practice without much guidance on how to do it. In the hands of unprepared teachers, the reforms turn to nonsense, perplexing students more than helping them...."

"With the Common Core, teachers are once more being asked to unlearn an old approach and learn an entirely new one, essentially on their own. Training is still weak and infrequent, and principals — who are no more skilled at math than their teachers — remain unprepared to offer support. Textbooks, once again, have received only surface adjustments, despite the shiny Common Core labels that decorate their covers."

By contrast, Japan took not just the ideas of how to teach math better, but also put those ideas carefully and thoroughly into practice.  

"In Japan, teachers had always depended on jugyokenkyu, which translates literally as “lesson study,” a set of practices that Japanese teachers use to hone their craft. A teacher first plans lessons, then teaches in front of an audience of students and other teachers along with at least one university observer. Then the observers talk with the teacher about what has just taken place. Each public lesson poses a hypothesis, a new idea about how to help children learn. And each discussion offers a chance to determine whether it worked. Without jugyokenkyu, it was no wonder the American teachers’ work fell short of the model set by their best thinkers. Without jugyokenyku, Takahashi never would have learned to teach at all. Neither, certainly, would the rest of Japan’s teachers."

This is a must-read piece if you care about education, or even just, if like many parents, you are struggling to help your own children make up for the terrible math education they are getting in school.___

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2014-07-27 14:00:33 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 107 +1s) 

Making peach-nectarine jam. Got a box of discarded fruit for the chickens at the farmer's market, but so much it was still good that I could not bear to give it up. The chickens still got plenty, but so did I!

Making peach-nectarine jam. Got a box of discarded fruit for the chickens at the farmer's market, but so much it was still good that I could not bear to give it up. The chickens still got plenty, but so did I!___

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2014-07-17 14:47:50 (19 comments, 19 reshares, 103 +1s) 

Stories like this make me ashamed to be a US citizen.  We are abdicating our responsibility as citizens as long as we allow our government - the one institution that is designed to look out for everyone equally - to outsource key functions to for-profit companies, and then look away as they use their position to abuse the powerless!

Stories like this make me ashamed to be a US citizen.  We are abdicating our responsibility as citizens as long as we allow our government - the one institution that is designed to look out for everyone equally - to outsource key functions to for-profit companies, and then look away as they use their position to abuse the powerless!___

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2014-07-14 11:58:13 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 175 +1s) 

Back now from a wonderful holiday in Ireland.  It included a "Hawk Walk" in Killarney with Killarney Falconry.  At the end, we had this picture with a hunting owl.  (He only hunts at night, but he takes pictures during the day :-)

Back now from a wonderful holiday in Ireland.  It included a "Hawk Walk" in Killarney with Killarney Falconry.  At the end, we had this picture with a hunting owl.  (He only hunts at night, but he takes pictures during the day :-)___

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2014-07-14 00:40:38 (133 comments, 38 reshares, 169 +1s) 

Kurdish vs Palestinian Strategies for Independence

This article makes a really good point, contrasting the Kurds with the Palestinians:

"This is what Barham Salih, the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, told me years ago: “Compare us to other liberation movements around the world. We are very mature. We don’t engage in terror. We don’t condone extremist nationalist notions that can only burden our people. Please compare what we have achieved in the Kurdistan national-authority areas to the Palestinian national authority. … We have spent the last 10 years building a secular, democratic society, a civil society.” What, he asked, have the Palestinians built?"

Kurdish vs Palestinian Strategies for Independence

This article makes a really good point, contrasting the Kurds with the Palestinians:

"This is what Barham Salih, the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, told me years ago: “Compare us to other liberation movements around the world. We are very mature. We don’t engage in terror. We don’t condone extremist nationalist notions that can only burden our people. Please compare what we have achieved in the Kurdistan national-authority areas to the Palestinian national authority. … We have spent the last 10 years building a secular, democratic society, a civil society.” What, he asked, have the Palestinians built?"___

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2014-07-08 08:22:30 (10 comments, 24 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Code for America does amazing work.  Public service is hard, but everyone should try it.  This is a unique opportunity for coders, designers, and other folks with technology experience to make a difference in government.  Visit codeforamerica.org to learn more about projects done by past fellows.

I am on the board, and I love this organization.

Code for America is seeking fellows for their 2015 Fellowship! Application site is as follows, and deadline is 7/15.
http://codeforamerica.org/apply

Code for America fellows are developers, designers and project managers committed to discovering new ways that technology can help address the challenges that our governments face.  

Modern technology tools and approaches can foster collaboration and build trust while helping cities better address the challenges they face. If you want to make a difference while doing what you love, this is your chance — use your skills to build technology that helps local governments work better for the communities that they serve.

Fellows and government staff work together to foster new approaches to problem solving, build apps and effectively use technology and data to address social issues. In past years, teams have worked on increasing access to social services, exploring alternatives to incarceration, and providing new avenues for public input. It's your turn to help change the society you live in!___Code for America does amazing work.  Public service is hard, but everyone should try it.  This is a unique opportunity for coders, designers, and other folks with technology experience to make a difference in government.  Visit codeforamerica.org to learn more about projects done by past fellows.

I am on the board, and I love this organization.

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2014-07-05 01:18:03 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s) 

It's almost fireworks time in Tulsa!

It's almost fireworks time in Tulsa!___

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2014-07-04 20:11:27 (18 comments, 40 reshares, 140 +1s) 

+Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, a crowdfunded super PAC to end the influence of big money in politics, is closing in on $4 million of its $5 million target.

Help get it over the finish line! This is really important. Pledge now

+Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, a crowdfunded super PAC to end the influence of big money in politics, is closing in on $4 million of its $5 million target.

Help get it over the finish line! This is really important. Pledge now___

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2014-06-23 02:13:10 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 69 +1s) 

Fundraiser for Libby Schaaf for Mayor of Oakland at the BlueSprout industrial co working space. Oakland is a Maker city. Libby will be a Maker - friendly mayor. But she is most of all a doer who will help city government to work for its citizens!

Fundraiser for Libby Schaaf for Mayor of Oakland at the BlueSprout industrial co working space. Oakland is a Maker city. Libby will be a Maker - friendly mayor. But she is most of all a doer who will help city government to work for its citizens!___

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2014-06-15 16:08:34 (22 comments, 60 reshares, 143 +1s) 

 +Maria Konnikova's NY Times article about the role of time and attention scarcity in the cycle of poverty was arresting and important. It really echoed some of the issues that we've seen at +Code for America - there's a section at the end of the article that is going to be quoted often by people involved in the business of improving government services:

"If poverty is about time and mental bandwidth as well as money, how does this change how we combat its effects? 'When we think about programs for the poor, we don’t ever think, hey, let’s give them programs that don’t use a lot of bandwidth,' says Mr. Mullainathan. Instead, we fault people for failing to sign up for programs that are ostensibly available, even though we don’t factor in the time and cognitive capacity they need to get past even the first step.

“'If I give people a verycomplicated... more »

 +Maria Konnikova's NY Times article about the role of time and attention scarcity in the cycle of poverty was arresting and important. It really echoed some of the issues that we've seen at +Code for America - there's a section at the end of the article that is going to be quoted often by people involved in the business of improving government services:

"If poverty is about time and mental bandwidth as well as money, how does this change how we combat its effects? 'When we think about programs for the poor, we don’t ever think, hey, let’s give them programs that don’t use a lot of bandwidth,' says Mr. Mullainathan. Instead, we fault people for failing to sign up for programs that are ostensibly available, even though we don’t factor in the time and cognitive capacity they need to get past even the first step.

“'If I give people a very complicated form, it’s a big demand on cognitive capacity,' Mr. Shafir says. 'Take something like the Fafsa' — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — 'Why is pickup for the low-income families less than 30 percent? People are already overwhelmed, and you go and give them an incredibly complicated form.'

"To him, the obvious conclusion is to radically change our thinking. 'Just like you wouldn’t charge them $1,000 to fill out a form, you shouldn’t charge them $1,000 in cognitive complexity,' he says. One study found that if you offer help with filling out the Fafsa form, pickup goes up significantly."

It starts with empathy

Jake Solomon has another take on the issue, which he explains so well in his post People, Not Data https://medium.com/@lippytak/people-not-data-47434acb50a8 about the work he and the other Code for America fellows in San Francisco did last year to simplify the compliance for Food Stamp recipients.  

What I love about Maria's article, though, is that it gives another way of thinking about why complex government forms are even worse than they appear, especially when it comes to providing services to people least able to deal with them.___

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2014-06-14 21:18:02 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 82 +1s) 

There is so much variety in Oakland! Sitting on a deck overlooking the water, looking up to the city, after just having toured the BlueSprout "industrial coworking" space (think Maker space meets factory) at Embarcadero Cove.

Around the corner, lunch at Quinn's, overlooking the water.

There is so much variety in Oakland! Sitting on a deck overlooking the water, looking up to the city, after just having toured the BlueSprout "industrial coworking" space (think Maker space meets factory) at Embarcadero Cove.

Around the corner, lunch at Quinn's, overlooking the water.___

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2014-06-14 17:45:34 (93 comments, 32 reshares, 382 +1s) 

A good reason to never buy anything from Restoration Hardware ever again! This is an epic piece of junk mail. They claim they did it in some ecologically neutral way, but I don't buy it. In today's world, this is immoral and monumentally stupid.

A good reason to never buy anything from Restoration Hardware ever again! This is an epic piece of junk mail. They claim they did it in some ecologically neutral way, but I don't buy it. In today's world, this is immoral and monumentally stupid.___

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2014-06-14 15:24:44 (12 comments, 23 reshares, 189 +1s) 

"We don't need new policies. We need better implementation."

Last night, I hosted Oakland City Councilor and mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf at a house party to introduce her to my neighbors. In response to a question about what to do about one of Oakland's many problems, she said "We don't need new policies.  We need better implementation."  And in response to a question about disengaged city employees, she talked about the ones who really want to make a difference, and are just waiting to be activated.

That resonated so strongly with me, because just the night before, I'd been at a talk by +Mikey Dickerson about the healthcare.gov rescue effort, which sounded almost exactly the same notes.  It's easy to imagine heroic Silicon Valley coders riding to the rescue, but Mikey pointed out that they wrote very little code.  Much of therescu... more »

"We don't need new policies. We need better implementation."

Last night, I hosted Oakland City Councilor and mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf at a house party to introduce her to my neighbors. In response to a question about what to do about one of Oakland's many problems, she said "We don't need new policies.  We need better implementation."  And in response to a question about disengaged city employees, she talked about the ones who really want to make a difference, and are just waiting to be activated.

That resonated so strongly with me, because just the night before, I'd been at a talk by +Mikey Dickerson about the healthcare.gov rescue effort, which sounded almost exactly the same notes.  It's easy to imagine heroic Silicon Valley coders riding to the rescue, but Mikey pointed out that they wrote very little code.  Much of the rescue work was done by the same people who built the broken site.  What the Silicon Valley team provided was clear management focus from people who knew what they were doing. They were able to debug all the bad process and broken communications between the various contractors who'd built the site, figure out what they needed from each of them, and then encourage and bring out the best in those people. They also had the guts and the force of will to get the recalcitrants on board.  (I wrote more about this at http://bit.ly/healthcare_rescue )

So much of the work we do at Code for America is drawn from the same playbook (though we usually don't have the kind of mandate that the "Code Red" healthcare.gov rescue team did!)  It's about debugging a process, making small tech interventions, but even more about helping "the system" to work better by understanding needs and figuring out why they aren't being met.  (See for example Jake Solomon's brilliant post about his work in San Francisco last year: https://medium.com/@lippytak/people-not-data-47434acb50a8)

We have a constant parade of politicians who tell us what we want to hear: that they have a new policy idea, and that if we follow their advice, everything will be great.  This kind of "magic bullet" thinking is what gets us the same dismal results, over and over.  To be sure, there are times when we do need new policies, and I'm sure Libby has her share of policy ideas too.  But getting away from policy and digging into implementation is so important! So much of the problem isn't what we set out to do, it's how we do it.  I love hearing someone speak truth about that.

P.S. As a city councilor, Libby is in a non-executive role.  If she is in charge of actual implementation, I'm super-excited to see what she can do.  If you're an Oakland city resident, I hope you turn out and vote for her in November.  If you'd like to learn more, I'm co-hosting another, bigger event for Libby at the new (still under construction) BlueSprout Maker space in Oakland next Sunday.  Sign up to attend here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/libbyraiser-tickets-11878702519___

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2014-05-31 14:50:24 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 127 +1s) 

This is ridiculous! Companies submit inaccurate data, so the SEC wants to let them just hide it by going back to paper documents. #opendata makes the errors obvious. The answer is to fix the errors, not to blame open data for showing them, and give public companies a free pass on inaccurate reporting!

This is ridiculous! Companies submit inaccurate data, so the SEC wants to let them just hide it by going back to paper documents. #opendata makes the errors obvious. The answer is to fix the errors, not to blame open data for showing them, and give public companies a free pass on inaccurate reporting!___

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2014-05-30 22:24:50 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 50 +1s) 

As you may know, I'm a big fan of the idea that government should act as a platform, not always as an end-to-end solution provider.  The government open data movement is a big step in this direction, because it lets outside innovators build on top of one major government asset:  the data it collects.

To that end, any API designers (or potential users) who want to give feedback to the US Department of Education on the design of their open data APIs, now is your chance.  Details below.

As you may know, I'm a big fan of the idea that government should act as a platform, not always as an end-to-end solution provider.  The government open data movement is a big step in this direction, because it lets outside innovators build on top of one major government asset:  the data it collects.

To that end, any API designers (or potential users) who want to give feedback to the US Department of Education on the design of their open data APIs, now is your chance.  Details below.___

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2014-05-30 22:18:54 (83 comments, 160 reshares, 1096 +1s) 

Amazing sidewalk succulent on a street in Oakland.

Amazing sidewalk succulent on a street in Oakland.___

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2014-05-27 16:49:55 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Great talk by Maciej Ceglowski.  Funny, smart, and with an important message.  Just like Maciej all around.  It is too long since I've spent time with him!

I loved his thoughts on regulation, quoted below.  I don't agree with his initial statement that it should be "illegal to collect" certain kinds of data but do agree that it should be "illegal to permanently store" it. I think that's what he thinks too, if you read on beyond that first line.

REGULATE

It should be illegal to collect and permanently store most kinds of behavioral data.

In the United States, they warn us the world will end if someone tries to regulate the Internet. But the net itself was born of a fairly good regulatory framework that made sure de facto net neutrality existed for decades, paid for basic research into protocols and software, cleared the way forbus... more »

Great talk by Maciej Ceglowski.  Funny, smart, and with an important message.  Just like Maciej all around.  It is too long since I've spent time with him!

I loved his thoughts on regulation, quoted below.  I don't agree with his initial statement that it should be "illegal to collect" certain kinds of data but do agree that it should be "illegal to permanently store" it. I think that's what he thinks too, if you read on beyond that first line.

REGULATE

It should be illegal to collect and permanently store most kinds of behavioral data.

In the United States, they warn us the world will end if someone tries to regulate the Internet. But the net itself was born of a fairly good regulatory framework that made sure de facto net neutrality existed for decades, paid for basic research into protocols and software, cleared the way for business use of the internet, and encouraged the growth of the commercial web.

It's good regulation, not lack of regulation, that kept the web healthy.


Here's one idea for where to begin:

1. Limit what kind of behavioral data websites can store. When I say behavioral data, I mean the kinds of things computers notice about you in passing—your search history, what you click on, what cell tower you're using.

It's very important that we regulate this at the database, not at the point of collection. People will always find creative ways to collect the data, and we shouldn't limit people's ability to do neat things with our data on the fly. But there should be strict limits on what you can save.

2. Limit how long they can keep it. Maybe three months, six months, three years. I don't really care, as long as it's not fifty years, or forever. Make the time scale for deleting behavioral data similar to the half-life of a typical Internet business.

3. Limit what they can share with third parties. This limit should also apply in the event of bankruptcy, or acquisition. Make people's data non-transferable without their consent.


4. Enforce the right to download. If a website collects information about me, I should be allowed to see it. The EU already mandates this to some extent, but it's not evenly enforced.

This rule is a little sneaky, because it will require backend changes on many sites. Personal data can pile up in all kinds of dark corners in your system if you're not concerned about protecting it. But it's a good rule, and easy to explain. You collect data about me? I get to see it.

5. Enforce the right to delete. I should be able to delete my account and leave no trace in your system, modulo some reasonable allowance for backups.


6. Give privacy policies teeth. Right now, privacy policies and terms of service can change at any time. They have no legal standing. For example, I would like to promise my users that I'll never run ads on my site and give that promise legal weight. That would be good marketing for me. Let's create a mechanism that allow this.

7. Let users opt-in if a site wants to make exceptions to these rules. If today's targeted advertising is so great, you should be able to persuade me to sign up for it. Persuade me! Convince me! Seduce me! You're supposed to be a master advertiser, for Christ's sake!

8. Make the protections apply to everyone, not just people in the same jurisdiction as the regulated site. It shouldn't matter what country someone is visiting your site from. Keep it a world-wide web.___

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2014-05-27 14:13:57 (32 comments, 34 reshares, 138 +1s) 

Amazon's War on Publishers

While I love Amazon, I've always been wary about how they would act when they achieved sufficient market dominance.  Well, now we know.

P.S. I find it more than a little sad to see the Author's Guild only now crying foul, since their lawsuit against Google over Book Search effectively drove Google from the market and eliminated one possible source of competition for Amazon. 

Amazon's War on Publishers

While I love Amazon, I've always been wary about how they would act when they achieved sufficient market dominance.  Well, now we know.

P.S. I find it more than a little sad to see the Author's Guild only now crying foul, since their lawsuit against Google over Book Search effectively drove Google from the market and eliminated one possible source of competition for Amazon. ___

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2014-05-27 00:28:36 (179 comments, 13 reshares, 111 +1s) 

Spend a minute watching this powerful video. Then dedicate yourself to getting any politician who is unwilling to stand up to the NRA out of office.

It will bring tears to your eyes and anger to your heart.

Spend a minute watching this powerful video. Then dedicate yourself to getting any politician who is unwilling to stand up to the NRA out of office.

It will bring tears to your eyes and anger to your heart.___

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2014-05-25 14:36:38 (16 comments, 23 reshares, 189 +1s) 

A few weeks ago, I had a bit of time free after some meetings in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (the annex to the White House, formerly The War Department), and took the chance to explore the old War Department library on the fourth floor.  (It's upstairs from the Indian Treaty Room, then straight down the hall to the other side of the building.)  What a wonderful home for books!  An enchanting place to spend an afternoon, if you can get in.

A few weeks ago, I had a bit of time free after some meetings in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (the annex to the White House, formerly The War Department), and took the chance to explore the old War Department library on the fourth floor.  (It's upstairs from the Indian Treaty Room, then straight down the hall to the other side of the building.)  What a wonderful home for books!  An enchanting place to spend an afternoon, if you can get in.___

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2014-05-13 20:58:26 (42 comments, 6 reshares, 130 +1s) 

Well, I won't show my first, since they are well, THE first...

What old O'Reilly book do you still have? What's your newest?
Share pics of your old/new O'Reilly books!

Pictured here are +Jon Johns 1st, TCP/IP (2nd Ed., 1998) and the newest, (Creating Apps in Kivy).
#books   #oreilly   #Nostalgia  ___Well, I won't show my first, since they are well, THE first...

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2014-05-13 20:55:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Very thoughtful piece by +Jon Bruner. Tech is part of everything now. What defines the "tech sector"?

Very thoughtful piece by +Jon Bruner. Tech is part of everything now. What defines the "tech sector"?___

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2014-05-08 13:55:51 (23 comments, 37 reshares, 109 +1s) 

What a fascinating read about the crisis of reproducibility in science!  Long, rambling, but quite provocative! An unusual take.  What is wrong with our statistical approach to evidence?

What a fascinating read about the crisis of reproducibility in science!  Long, rambling, but quite provocative! An unusual take.  What is wrong with our statistical approach to evidence?___

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2014-05-07 22:07:34 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Registration for  the +O'Reilly Velocity Conference New York is open and the program has been announced. Check out the awesome lineup, including +Lindsay Holmwood,  +Tobin Titus,  +Nicole Sullivan,  +Bridget Kromhout,  and more: http://oreil.ly/1kFhuJg

Registration for  the +O'Reilly Velocity Conference New York is open and the program has been announced. Check out the awesome lineup, including +Lindsay Holmwood,  +Tobin Titus,  +Nicole Sullivan,  +Bridget Kromhout,  and more: http://oreil.ly/1kFhuJg___

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2014-05-06 14:15:26 (5 comments, 25 reshares, 102 +1s) 

O'Reilly celebrates the Day Against DRM by offering 50% off e-books. No restrictions apply.  Of course the books are DRM-free year round, but the entire catalog (plus those of all the other tech and business publishers we distribute, who have also agreed to go DRM-free) is on sale today only, to raise awareness that it is possible to have a healthy business selling digital goods without DRM.  Discount rises to 60% for orders over $100.

O'Reilly celebrates the Day Against DRM by offering 50% off e-books. No restrictions apply.  Of course the books are DRM-free year round, but the entire catalog (plus those of all the other tech and business publishers we distribute, who have also agreed to go DRM-free) is on sale today only, to raise awareness that it is possible to have a healthy business selling digital goods without DRM.  Discount rises to 60% for orders over $100.___

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2014-05-04 14:31:16 (22 comments, 46 reshares, 88 +1s) 

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

There is an interesting op-ed in the NY Times by Alfie Cohn, who has written a new book, The Myth of the Spoiled Child.

The article opens:

"THE conventional wisdom these days is that kids come by everything too easily — stickers, praise, A’s, trophies. It’s outrageous, we’re told, that all kids on the field may get a thanks-for-playing token, in contrast to the good old days, when recognition was reserved for the conquering heroes.

"Children are said to be indulged and overcelebrated, spared from having to confront the full impact of their inadequacy. There are ringing declarations about the benefits of frustration and the need for grit.

"These themes are sounded with numbing regularity, yet those who sound them often adopt a self-congratulatory tone, as if it took extraordinary gumption to saypretty ... more »

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

There is an interesting op-ed in the NY Times by Alfie Cohn, who has written a new book, The Myth of the Spoiled Child.

The article opens:

"THE conventional wisdom these days is that kids come by everything too easily — stickers, praise, A’s, trophies. It’s outrageous, we’re told, that all kids on the field may get a thanks-for-playing token, in contrast to the good old days, when recognition was reserved for the conquering heroes.

"Children are said to be indulged and overcelebrated, spared from having to confront the full impact of their inadequacy. There are ringing declarations about the benefits of frustration and the need for grit.

"These themes are sounded with numbing regularity, yet those who sound them often adopt a self-congratulatory tone, as if it took extraordinary gumption to say pretty much what everyone else is saying. Indeed, this fundamentally conservative stance on children and parenting has become common even for people who are liberal on other issues."

While I most certainly agree with the premise of the article, that unconditional love is best for kids, and that, as Cohn says:

"Over the last decade or so, two Israeli researchers, Avi Assor and Guy Roth, and their colleagues in the United States and Belgium, have conducted a series of experiments whose consistent finding is that when children feel their parents’ affection varies depending on the extent to which they are well behaved, self-controlled or impressive at school or sports, this promotes “the development of a fragile, contingent and unstable sense of self.”'

and

"Kids shouldn’t be spared struggle and sacrifice, regardless of the effects. The second value is scarcity: the belief that excellence, by definition, is something that not everyone can attain. No matter how well a group of students performs, only a few should get A’s. Otherwise we’re sanctioning “grade inflation” and mediocrity. To have high standards, there must always be losers.

"But it’s the third conviction that really ties everything together: an endorsement of conditionality. Children ought never to receive something desirable — a sum of money, a trophy, a commendation — unless they’ve done enough to merit it. They shouldn’t even be allowed to feel good about themselves without being able to point to tangible accomplishments. In this view, we have a moral obligation to reward the deserving and, equally important, make sure the undeserving go conspicuously unrewarded."

There is also something odd in the framing of the article, which comes across as a defense of all the faux rewards that are given in the name of self-esteem, when in fact, I think Cohn's whole career and his previous books (e.g. the classic Punished by Rewards) emphasizes the downside of what is now called "gamification" and instead argues for intrinsic motivation.

So it is important not to read this piece too quickly, but instead to think about what (I think) he is really saying:

* Focus on giving your kids unconditional love, unblemished by either punishment or rewards
* But don't be afraid of giving them encouragement
* And don't buy into the idea that to be self-motivated, they need to get "tough love."

I know Cohn's thought is interesting and complex, and without knowing his previous work, I could easily see people being confused by what he was trying to say here, thinking that it is a defense of "helicopter parents."  Which I don't think it is... ___

2014-05-04 14:15:25 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Today at 2pm, Harvard geneticist George Church is coming to the Media
Lab to talk about genome sequencing and the interplay of biology and
technology with Neil Gershenfeld, Joe Jacobson, and me. Come and watch
at the Lab or join us via the live webcast. #MLTalks
http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2014/05/02/media-lab-conversations-series-george-church

Today at 2pm, Harvard geneticist George Church is coming to the Media
Lab to talk about genome sequencing and the interplay of biology and
technology with Neil Gershenfeld, Joe Jacobson, and me. Come and watch
at the Lab or join us via the live webcast. #MLTalks
http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2014/05/02/media-lab-conversations-series-george-church___

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2014-04-29 19:33:10 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 39 +1s) 

This is a really great review of my friend +William Janeway's book, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy.  It succinctly lays out the key premises of the book, and explains why they are so important to a proper understanding of the role of venture capital, government, and bubbles in the growth of our economy.

This is a really great review of my friend +William Janeway's book, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy.  It succinctly lays out the key premises of the book, and explains why they are so important to a proper understanding of the role of venture capital, government, and bubbles in the growth of our economy.___

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