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Alexander Howard has been at 2 events

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The White House2,799,748Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013510  
The White House2,799,748Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8 The White House is kicking off #WeTheGeeks , a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the U.S. Our first hangout includes an extraordinary panel of innovators from around the country who will discuss the elements of an "all hands on deck" effort to pursue Grand Challenges. Tune in today at 2pm ET: http://at.wh.gov/l4lUD #hangouts   #hangoutsonair  We the Geeks: Grand Challenges2013-05-16 20:00:00498  

Alexander Howard has been shared in 62 public circles

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Robert Best2,617Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is also ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455000
Lucien Luk535Are you all having fun? I'm most certainly is meeting and sharing new#Meme #Funny #LOL #Gifs #Cute #Animals #Dogs #Dog #Cat #Funnygifs #Anime #Manga #Humor #CatLovers #Funnygif #Animation #Puppy #DogLovers #Inspiration #Cats #ArtAndDesign #Painting #Artist #Artwork #SFTW2 #Drawing #Illustration #Mymixtapez #Funny #Sketch #Anime #Design #Abstract #StreetArt #DigitalArt #Sculpture #Graffiti #Exhibition #WallArt #ContemporaryArt #CircleShare 2015-02-06 15:04:20484001
Harry Day13,854If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-23 07:55:57353125
Becky Collins22,180Gadgets 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 ?2015-01-22 07:04:41483116
It Genius7I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare    for my #marketing  friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC *Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don't want that!)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a google circle please shoot me a message. I don't want you to feel like you are being spammed. :)(The people who have interacted with my last share will be included in the comments below.)2014-12-28 10:13:57344112
Brian Harrod10,634Top Internet News Makers On Google+ Bloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more.#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #magnetixcircles   #engagerscircle   #circleoftheday   #addcircle  2014-12-28 02:28:13438000
Brad Thompson21,993Journalists & Authors Shared CircleShare to the world. #BTSharedCircle  2014-12-27 04:03:15371004
Russell Chan0Welcome to this circle share!Want to be featured in my next circle share?1. +1, reshare, and add me2. Comment do I do not forget you #circleshare #circle #circle4circle #circleshared #circlesharefriday #share4share #sharecircles  2014-12-26 23:10:3158000
Russell Chan0Hey! Be sure to add these people in this technology circle. 1st time doing this...  #circleshare #technology #googlecircleshare These people are ideal for tech enthusiasts.Want to be included in my circle share?1. Add me to your circles2. +1, reshare, and comment on this circle sharePeople who comment will be featured in my next circle share!2014-12-26 17:47:4756000
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 05:01:234604313
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
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
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
Nathan Urbina155Tech and GamingI thought I'd share a circle with everyone. This circle of good people is where I get my tech and gaming info here on G+, as well as conversing with others. Enjoy!#SharedCircle2013-07-18 18:45:1776000
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. 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 us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135
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
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472527
Chris Row2,580Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-24 17:20:42483547
Vago Damitio8,732Super Technology CircleI am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better!This is a circle of super technology people. I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 21:32:3936101
Chris Row2,335Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-11 20:59:57490214
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
Chris Row1,752This is the best Tech Circle on G+ I am still adding to it, so feel free to let me know if you should be added, also feel free to share it and add it to your Circles. 2012-12-17 13:32:26216305
Euro Maestro35,240The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 500 Gplussers in the World in 2012. #socialnetworking #klout   #kred    #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #euromaestro  Back in April I created a list of the top 500 Gplussers as compiled by +CircleCount.  The methodology is explained in the original post.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xA minor update was offered in October.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/eeHNhQAZX6wThis update is the list of the people with the most followers (in this case greater than 35 k, with high interaction (Klout score > 60), and engaging (based on comments per post).I may be incorporating Kred next year as there have been some issues with +Klout Please note the circle does not include everyone in the list.At the bottom of the first list, you will find a second list of all the Google plus users with greater than 35k followers who did not have a Klout score for ranking.This is only a first draft, people. Please don't be upset if you were left out or if there are mistakes. It takes a lot of work to compile this and I will publish a new list and circle with corrections.Also please note that precise rankings are meaningless due to the standard error of measurement involved in Klout scores. Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this job considerably easier.I also want to thank +Amanda Blain for all her suggestions over the various months on how to improve this list.As always, I welcome your suggestions and corrections.Please let me know of any corrections for the final list to be published before the end of the year.If I missed you, please let me know. Upcoming circle – please let me know if you want to be included.Active on Google plus and Twitter – provide your twitter id   Social Media MadnessThere are other social networks out there besides Google plus.  While Google Plus is certainly my favourite, there are uses for the other ones.Include your twitter id in the comments to be included in a future circle of twitter users on Google plus.Tweet me @euromaestro to be included on a twitter list of Google plus users. Follow me on :twitter :  https://twitter.com/euromaestrofacebook : 2012-12-16 23:54:20209641039
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Annika O'Brien61,941This is my shared circle of inventors, makers, and DIY hobbyists (not all are robot builders). Let me know if I forgot to add someone or have mistakenly added someone who doesn't belong. #sharedcircles2012-12-10 20:57:3612414322
Chris Row1,438My Tech Circle, for all Tech lovers add & share this circle, this one is 100x better than the Tech Circle that G+ recommends, try it out. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #techcircle   shared Circles are the best *if you or someone you know should be in this Circle contact me. I will be sure to add you if you fit the criteria. 2012-12-03 16:13:28167101
Jean-Marc Luna931Creative Thinkers CircleThis is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers #newcreativethinkers   #circles   #sharedcircles  Thanks +Dirk Talamasca and +Carlos Rosario 2012-11-08 16:08:57501629
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265018216
Carlos Rosario386This is the same list as my last shared circle but this includes me, lol.  Sometimes....mistakes happen.This is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles   #creativethinkers  2012-11-06 17:50:225016211
Euro Maestro30,016The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 500 Gplussers in the World – Update #socialnetworking   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #euromaestro  Plus one if you'd like to see more circles like this.Back in April I created a list of the top 500 Gplussers as compiled by +CircleCount.  The methodology is explained in the original post.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xThis update is list of the people with the most followers (in this case greater than 20 k), with high interaction (Klout score > 60), and who post on Google Plus regularly. The circle is a minor update that focuses better on those that post regularly.  A totally revised major update will be released before the end of the year. For the complete list of the top 500 (actually closer to 1 000) see the original post. If I missed you, please let me know. Upcoming circles – please let me know if you want to be included.   * Highly interactive with fewer than 35 k followers – provide twitter id (if you have one)   *  Active on Google plus and Twitter – provide your twitter id   Here are some of the posts that I’ve read recently of the some people in this circle. Add this circle to supercharge your stream !Here's a list of some of the posts I've read recently.The posts are not necessarily the best posts or even the most representative of the people highlighted, but simply posts that I've read that I wanted to highlight. +A.V. Flox Love and Sex editor at blogherhttps://plus.google.com/112254467169147545881/posts/2DpwTwzJpG9Aaron WoodDesign and morehttps://plus.google.com/114468593663912084118/posts/WFZUNkzJ9bKAJ KohnSEO and then somehttps://plus.google.com/115106448444522478339/posts/SiQKjjy17brAlan ShapiroPhotographerI was touched by this post, maybe you will be toohttps://plus.google.com/114056084994793924628/posts/CWQejfPQ1mQAlexis OhanianMy hero and Internet freedom supporter https://plus.google.com/113164038788726940319/posts/9Ejj7Ny8rJF+Amanda Blain Curator of interests and moreHas personally given me such great advice on so many topics https://plus.google.com/107982618909749812012-10-31 21:01:10182782047
David Hartley0These are news organizations or people that are new, or just deserving of more attention. It includes all media forms. Check them out, there are any number of fascinating new people to engage with.#sharedcircles 2012-08-01 17:20:05435101
David S.824Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111
Jason Wells13,970Top 100 Unverified (v1)on the cuspI've always been a little intrigued by the concept of a "verified user." Ostensibly to ensure the true identity of the person behind a profile, it also serves as a validation of notability, social success or even celebrity. At this point in time, almost 6900 Google+ users have the checkmark. And while Google verifies users according to their own criteria, everyone above a certain number of followers is verified. As it happens, right now that certain number is about 588,000.This is I believe a unique list: the top 100 people, ranked by follower count, that are at or below that line. In other words, the people who are just about to get on Google's verification radar. So it ranges from +Maria Popova, with roughly 588k followers, to +Matt Steiner, with about 39k.It's an interesting group of people, predominantly photographers or other visual artists. Some of them are quite good. There's a broad swathe of nationalities represented. Interestingly, most of them are people I haven't seen on G+ before, although there are a few familiar faces. What unites them all is that they're all very close to earning their checkmarks.As they get verified, people will fall out of this circle, so I expect to change often. So I'll reshare this circle periodically with the refreshed top 100 unchecked folks. I encourage you to reshare it too.(Props to +Chris Macidis, my technical collaborator.)2012-07-16 14:58:18100515
Kyle Beck66So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003
Kimberly Iudakova24,679This is my first shared circle on Google+ I have been on here for almost a year at the end of June and wanted to give it a whirl.. I was inspired by Thomas Hawk and thought I would give it a try.. Now what you will find in here is a mixing pot of fun people depending on what you like..so dig around pick a few or bag the whole circle at once. *CAUTION* *ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK*  *>;)~*2012-06-13 07:22:1149810418
Euro Maestro20,504The Who's Who for Google+ - The top 500 Gplussers in the World - UpdatedHere’s the updated and corrected Euro Maestro 500 list for April For an explanation of how the list was put together, see the original post.https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xYou can find the complete list on circlecount.com, one of my favorite sites.What’s new :1. Klout scores are updated and reflect the score as of Friday 27 April2. A few people were accidentally left out of the first circle including +Liz ℚuilty +Michael Q Todd +Pam Adger and +Aaron Wood – apologies to all3. Expanded list4. Change from previous score (12 April)I will update this list weekly and publish it once a month. This is the list for April and any other changes I will incorporate in the list for May. Your suggestions as always are most welcome. If you want the weekly list, just let me know. Many thanks to +Amanda Blain for pointing out some corrections. The circle includes everyone with a Klout score higher than 75 plus selected other users from this list that offer great content or honest intelligent discussion to bring it up to a round 200. Excluded from the circle are those that have not posted recently on Google+. I have left room in the circle for the people that may have been missed in this second draft. At the bottom, you will find those who have more than 50 000 followers and an unknown klout score. Many thanks to +CircleCount and +Klout for all the assistance and a great service. ======================================================The Top 500 by Klout score 1 Lady Gaga 94 2 Kim Kardashian 91 13 Selena Gomez 90 4 Pete Cashmore 89 -14 Demi Lovato 89 7 Snoop Dogg 88 67 Cristiano Ronaldo 88 29 Trey Ratcliff 87 -110 Guy Kawasaki 86 110 Mark Hoppus 86 1010 Nicholas Kristof 86 13 Thomas Hawk 85 13 Ivete Sangalo 85 15 LeBron James 84 -215 François Hollande 84 317 deadmau5 83 -117 Chris Pirillo 83 17 David GUETTA 83 17 Mike Elgan 83 21 Felicia Day 82 -121 Tom Anderson 82 221 Paris Hilton 82 21 Victoria Justice 82 -121 Robert Scoble 82 -121 50 Cent 82 121 Chris Hardwick 82 121 Greyson Chance 82 221 Joe Penna 82 -430 Britney Spears 81 30 Dalai Lama 81 130 Soulja Boy 81 30 Amanda Blain 81 130 Deepak Chopra 81 130 Michael Q Todd 81 new32012-04-28 15:54:02200451138
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005137103
Angelocracy Xue2,184News Circle- news companies and journalists,reporters.tech,business, entertainment and other news. +NTD Television should also be in this circle.I shared a circle last Sunday. I was going to do one this Sunday but I forgot about it. I will try to post a new circle or updated circle every Sunday.Next I want to do a circle of bloggers. So if you are a blogger let me know. Also if you want to be added to this news circle or know someone who should be let me know. #sharedcircles #publiccircles #circlesundays +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Public Circles +CircleCount +Angelocracy News and Politics2012-03-12 12:09:39341072
Susanne Ramharter3,133Fridays are for sharing circlesto the new people who have put me in their circles: many thanks! Some of you I have already had contact with, to the rest, I would like to reciprocate with this circle. It is hand-picked, and contains people who are funny, intelligent, knowledgeable, and engaged.You will find information about social media, google+, as well as cognitive science, books, travel and art, some agitation against encroaching on civil liberties (SOPA, ACTA, censorship - mostly from me ;-) inspirational as well as snarky things, and yes, the occasional cat. But everyone here is friendly and has great things to contribute, so feel free to share the circle if you like.Have fun!2012-03-09 15:46:5631329719
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005536100
Lambert Schlumpf874Circle Shareee!The Interactive CircleI modified a bit the circle shared by +Max Huijgen yesterday afternoon (GMT): few people have been removed because their posts attract thousands of comments and you wouldn't get replies anyway. Plus, I am sure you have already in your circles people like +Trey Ratcliff, +Tom Anderson or +Mike Elgan.I added instead few others who I reckon are more interactive, In the meaning that if you post a direct comment to the author you are very likely going to receive a reply, which is always nice: They are people like +Christy Ramsey, +Paul van de Loo, +Clare Cosgrove, +Yvan Da Silva and others. Some of them are not very famous, but oh, well... they interact! Here the original post, via +Max Huijgen Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!http://j.mp/z4s0ZH2012-02-26 09:21:182021508
Daniel Harrington10,653Technology Circle! #tech #electronics #computers #technology #tablets #smartphones #gadgets #iphone #android #circlesharing #sharedcircle2012-02-25 07:35:24127010
Max Huijgen13,212Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!The pegs and the holes, the ones who think different, the people who will change your G+ worldA careful selection on relevance, great posts, contributions to debate, original thought and stunning images. If you follow this circle of 200, G+ will never be boring and you are in for a stream of thoughts and beauty.The familiar faces show up, but it contains a large number of hidden gems if you dig deeper.As a circle needs a name: "Think different: the interaction circle" will do very well.Update: The most interesting part is that the circle is part of some experiments: one of them is the daily update. A way to ´subscribe´ to a circle by reading all the post at your leisure. Every day you will see the complete collection on this url:http://publiccircles.appspot.com/dailyplus/z12luh3hjsngtd04y04cetehsvf0x3nbtmc0kOn a dull Saturday this circle managed to create 780 posts and generate 7093 comments, 4842 reshares and 16074 +1's. Check it on a week day and that page will be living proof that G+ is not dead at all. This circle alone generates more posts and comments than you can possibly read on a day. Oh yes, that´s why it´s called the interaction circle ;)2012-02-24 22:38:5920015310285
Pasi Ääpälä1,442Technology circleSince everyone else is sharing circles... Here's my circle of tech-oriented people. Web, gadgets, programming, reviews, news and lots of other interesting things.Feel free to share. If you think someone should be in this circle, let me know...2012-01-06 16:21:13249113
Pasi Ääpälä1,305Technology circleMy circle of Technology-oriented people. I've removed inactive people, those who post very little and those who just advertise their own products.These are active (some very!) posters, who mostly share interesting posts. Feel free to re-share this circle if you want to. If you feel that there's someone missing, let me know.2011-12-29 12:59:41237301

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2015-03-25 15:17:32 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The The United States Department of Justice​ is claiming that the strain of launching the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare") has led a big backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/24/394906828/feds-claim-obamacare-launch-is-hindering-government-transparency Open government advocates find this claim…dubious. 

Rather, the issue looks strongly related to how well the FOIA office at CMS is resourced. For those keeping score, the CMS budget enacted for 2015 was $602,371,900,000.  
http://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/PerformanceBudget/Downloads/FY2016-CJ-Final.pdf

Most reshares: 7

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2015-03-28 22:59:56 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz is now on YouTube, in its entirety. Recommended, if you haven't seen it.

Most plusones: 37

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2015-03-22 20:44:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The Museum of Science is trying to crowdfund a triceratops fossil: http://mos.org/keepcliff #mosphotos

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2015-03-30 14:41:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Financial industry & regulators fret over Freedom of Information Act reform in Congress, per The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/237259-regulators-fret-over-foia-reform-bill

At least the concerns about sensitive info are being aired in public this time, albeit not on the record: the regulators aren't commenting, and neither is industry. (It was their lobbying that scuttled #FOIA reform become law last December, despite bills passing both houses of Congress unanimously.) Behind this story is a deeper one about how power and influence are used. The odds against strong FOIA reform being passed in the 114th Congress look longer today. 

Financial industry & regulators fret over Freedom of Information Act reform in Congress, per The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/237259-regulators-fret-over-foia-reform-bill

At least the concerns about sensitive info are being aired in public this time, albeit not on the record: the regulators aren't commenting, and neither is industry. (It was their lobbying that scuttled #FOIA reform become law last December, despite bills passing both houses of Congress unanimously.) Behind this story is a deeper one about how power and influence are used. The odds against strong FOIA reform being passed in the 114th Congress look longer today. ___

2015-03-30 14:40:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Financial industry & regulators fret over Freedom of Information Act reform in Congress, per The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/237259-regulators-fret-over-foia-reform-bill

At least the concerns about sensitive info are being aired in public this time, albeit not on the record: the regulators aren't commenting, and neither is industry. (It was their lobbying that scuttled FOIA reform become law last December, despite bills passing both houses of Congress unanimously.) Behind this story is a deeper one about how power and influence are used. The odds against strong FOIA reform being passed in the 114th Congress look longer today. 

Financial industry & regulators fret over Freedom of Information Act reform in Congress, per The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/237259-regulators-fret-over-foia-reform-bill

At least the concerns about sensitive info are being aired in public this time, albeit not on the record: the regulators aren't commenting, and neither is industry. (It was their lobbying that scuttled FOIA reform become law last December, despite bills passing both houses of Congress unanimously.) Behind this story is a deeper one about how power and influence are used. The odds against strong FOIA reform being passed in the 114th Congress look longer today. ___

2015-03-30 02:54:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Better microdrone design: where biomorphism meets apiodology http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21647267-small-drones-need-fly-free-human-operators-insects-suggest-engineers-how Cf. “robobees”: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=olqaMw8bIb8

Better microdrone design: where biomorphism meets apiodology http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21647267-small-drones-need-fly-free-human-operators-insects-suggest-engineers-how Cf. “robobees”: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=olqaMw8bIb8___

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2015-03-29 23:40:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Wonderful day at Drumlin Farm. Glad to renew my @MassAudubon membership again. http://massaudubon.org

Wonderful day at Drumlin Farm. Glad to renew my @MassAudubon membership again. http://massaudubon.org___

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2015-03-29 21:20:44 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Goodbye, winter. (Hello, spring sun.) Our last snowlady of the season bids you a final fare thee well.

Goodbye, winter. (Hello, spring sun.) Our last snowlady of the season bids you a final fare thee well.___

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2015-03-28 22:59:56 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz is now on YouTube, in its entirety. Recommended, if you haven't seen it.

The documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz is now on YouTube, in its entirety. Recommended, if you haven't seen it.___

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2015-03-28 16:59:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I took the napping kiddo for a long walk today, despite the snow. We both enjoyed it. I am so ready to say sayonara to stomach flu, colds and lingering winter weather. Bring on spring, sun and all the salubrious things!

I took the napping kiddo for a long walk today, despite the snow. We both enjoyed it. I am so ready to say sayonara to stomach flu, colds and lingering winter weather. Bring on spring, sun and all the salubrious things!___

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2015-03-27 22:12:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"Just as we talk about 'software as a public service', we should talk about 'data as a public asset'." - United Kingdom Chief Data Officer Mike Bracken http://www.techrepublic.com/article/uks-first-chief-data-officer-to-focus-on-making-data-a-public-asset/

"Just as we talk about 'software as a public service', we should talk about 'data as a public asset'." - United Kingdom Chief Data Officer Mike Bracken http://www.techrepublic.com/article/uks-first-chief-data-officer-to-focus-on-making-data-a-public-asset/___

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2015-03-27 22:07:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This week, the United Kingdom appointed its very first chief data officer. They chose the same fellow who is the chief digital officer and executive director of digital, putting a lot of weight on the shoulders of Mr. Mike Bracken. 

Here's my newly published interview with him about his plans for the role: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/uks-first-chief-data-officer-to-focus-on-making-data-a-public-asset/

This week, the United Kingdom appointed its very first chief data officer. They chose the same fellow who is the chief digital officer and executive director of digital, putting a lot of weight on the shoulders of Mr. Mike Bracken. 

Here's my newly published interview with him about his plans for the role: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/uks-first-chief-data-officer-to-focus-on-making-data-a-public-asset/___

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2015-03-27 21:51:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Well, this is an …unusual corporate response to news reports.

Well, this is an …unusual corporate response to news reports.___

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2015-03-27 21:45:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Jury ruled in favor of Kleiner Perkins vs Ellen Pao on 3 counts. Verdict: http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/PaoVerdictForm.pdf

Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/jury-kleiner-perkins-not-liable-for-paos-gender-discrimination-claims/

NYTimes first take: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/technology/ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-case-decision.html

After the trial, gender & discrimination issues in Silicon Valley will remain. A positive change: who's covering them. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellencushing/the-real-revolution-of-the-ellen-pao-trial

Jury ruled in favor of Kleiner Perkins vs Ellen Pao on 3 counts. Verdict: http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/PaoVerdictForm.pdf

Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/jury-kleiner-perkins-not-liable-for-paos-gender-discrimination-claims/

NYTimes first take: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/technology/ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-case-decision.html

After the trial, gender & discrimination issues in Silicon Valley will remain. A positive change: who's covering them. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellencushing/the-real-revolution-of-the-ellen-pao-trial___

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2015-03-27 19:50:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A chewy essay to read over the weekend, by Siva Vaidhyanathan​: 
http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2015_Spring_Vaidhyanathan.php

A chewy essay to read over the weekend, by Siva Vaidhyanathan​: 
http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2015_Spring_Vaidhyanathan.php___

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2015-03-27 17:22:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Bad news: Slack was hacked: http://slackhq.com/post/114696167740/march-2015-security-incident-and-launch-of-2fa 

Good news: passwords were hashed salted, + & 2 Factor Authentication is now available. If you're a user, I recommend turning it on.

Bad news: Slack was hacked: http://slackhq.com/post/114696167740/march-2015-security-incident-and-launch-of-2fa 

Good news: passwords were hashed salted, + & 2 Factor Authentication is now available. If you're a user, I recommend turning it on.___

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2015-03-27 16:56:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Perceptual learning skills will help analysts and physicians interpret vast amounts of data

Benedict Carey: "The most important question when dealing with reams of digital data is not whether perceptual skills will be centrally important. The question is when, and in what domain, analysts will be able to build a reliable catalog of digital patterns that provide meaningful “clues” to the underlying reality, whether it’s the effect of a genetic glitch, a low-pressure zone or a drop in the yen." 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/sunday-review/learning-to-see-data.html

hat tip +raju narisetti 

Perceptual learning skills will help analysts and physicians interpret vast amounts of data

Benedict Carey: "The most important question when dealing with reams of digital data is not whether perceptual skills will be centrally important. The question is when, and in what domain, analysts will be able to build a reliable catalog of digital patterns that provide meaningful “clues” to the underlying reality, whether it’s the effect of a genetic glitch, a low-pressure zone or a drop in the yen." 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/sunday-review/learning-to-see-data.html

hat tip +raju narisetti ___

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2015-03-27 16:33:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Final SEC rules: https://www.sec.gov/spotlight/jobs-act.shtml allow #crowdfunding from the general public, not just accredited investors: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244278

Final SEC rules: https://www.sec.gov/spotlight/jobs-act.shtml allow #crowdfunding from the general public, not just accredited investors: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244278___

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2015-03-27 16:24:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My father's newest book of #poetry has been published. http://howardbw.com/books/ 

My father's newest book of #poetry has been published. http://howardbw.com/books/ ___

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2015-03-27 00:42:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

If you, like me, are a fan of "The Wire," you will enjoy this conversation between creator David Simon and President Obama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWY79JCfhjw

At its best, great art tells us something about the way we live, work or play that we could not learn otherwise, helping us to think differently, opening our eyes to some aspect of shared humanity or appreciate the learned experience of another. I think The Wire meets that standard, and it certainly appears that this President of the United States does as well

If you, like me, are a fan of "The Wire," you will enjoy this conversation between creator David Simon and President Obama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWY79JCfhjw

At its best, great art tells us something about the way we live, work or play that we could not learn otherwise, helping us to think differently, opening our eyes to some aspect of shared humanity or appreciate the learned experience of another. I think The Wire meets that standard, and it certainly appears that this President of the United States does as well___

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2015-03-26 20:36:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

WOW! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I READ TODAY! CLICK HERE TO CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/536161/an-emerging-science-of-clickbait/

In other news, how headlines and social media updates make people feel is correlated to whether they get shared a lot or catalyze many comments. If, in the coming years, you feel like editors, advertisers and marketers are increasingly trying to manipulate your emotions to get you to click, buy or view something, you're most likely right.

WOW! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I READ TODAY! CLICK HERE TO CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/536161/an-emerging-science-of-clickbait/

In other news, how headlines and social media updates make people feel is correlated to whether they get shared a lot or catalyze many comments. If, in the coming years, you feel like editors, advertisers and marketers are increasingly trying to manipulate your emotions to get you to click, buy or view something, you're most likely right.___

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2015-03-26 18:51:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I wonder, as people happily livestream on Meerkat or Periscope today, if they think at all of an imagined life with an äppärät, as envisioned by Gary Shteyngart​: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/books/27book.html or as a gargoyle, as envisioned by Neal Stephenson​: http://marksarney.com/2012/08/15/10-signs-that-snow-crashs-gargoyles-already-exist/ 

Our tomorrows aren't always happy, as we think about them today.

I wonder, as people happily livestream on Meerkat or Periscope today, if they think at all of an imagined life with an äppärät, as envisioned by Gary Shteyngart​: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/books/27book.html or as a gargoyle, as envisioned by Neal Stephenson​: http://marksarney.com/2012/08/15/10-signs-that-snow-crashs-gargoyles-already-exist/ 

Our tomorrows aren't always happy, as we think about them today.___

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2015-03-26 14:38:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Are you going to start livestreaming more, now that it's even easier to do so from your phone? https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/twitter-puts-up-its-periscope-will-mass-adoption-of-livestreaming-follow/

Are you going to start livestreaming more, now that it's even easier to do so from your phone? https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/twitter-puts-up-its-periscope-will-mass-adoption-of-livestreaming-follow/___

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2015-03-26 13:55:50 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Twitter's livestreaming app is live for iOS:
https://appsto.re/us/TXw_5.i

Cue "Periscope Election!" hype:
https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/as-meerkat-election-hype-the-presidential-primary-winner-is-twitter/

More seriously, it's a slick app. Twitter once asked us "What are you doing?" Now, Periscope asks us "What are you seeing?" When I logged on, I saw windows into our shared worlds from all over the globe.

The Periscope privacy policy & Terms of Service more is less mirror Twitter's, with a bold reminder that livestreams & archived videos are public. There's at least one exception: no livestreaming pornography.

Fast wireless broadband service, social networks, and powerful smartphones with great cameras create a new context for livestreaming services, which has led tech companies,... more »

Twitter's livestreaming app is live for iOS:
https://appsto.re/us/TXw_5.i

Cue "Periscope Election!" hype:
https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/as-meerkat-election-hype-the-presidential-primary-winner-is-twitter/

More seriously, it's a slick app. Twitter once asked us "What are you doing?" Now, Periscope asks us "What are you seeing?" When I logged on, I saw windows into our shared worlds from all over the globe.

The Periscope privacy policy & Terms of Service more is less mirror Twitter's, with a bold reminder that livestreams & archived videos are public. There's at least one exception: no livestreaming pornography.

Fast wireless broadband service, social networks, and powerful smartphones with great cameras create a new context for livestreaming services, which has led tech companies, entrepreneurs and huge corporations to bet big on them: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/technology/tech-titans-bet-that-the-world-is-ready-for-the-streaming-selfie.html

I downloaded Stringwire as well this week, but it's not on par with Periscope's features, UX or integration. I wonder if NBC Universal will create clear incentives for its use.

As I found some time ago, Google Hangouts can also be streamed live to YouTube. There are an awful lot of a Android devices in the world; I'd keep an eye on how that evolves, along with Facebook's video features.

I also wonder about who will use these apps and where. Established celebrities can find their audiences. This morning, I saw people tuned in to see Mario Batali cook this morning. As with Vine and YouTube, unheralded talent may find success as well.

Most of life is, however, mundane by definition. I look forward to seeing how Periscope and other apps help us choose and share moments that resonate with the rest of humanity.___

2015-03-25 16:59:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"figuring out how to protect privacy without pre-empting innovation is as tricky as it is necessary." Yep.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/03/drones-and-privacy

"figuring out how to protect privacy without pre-empting innovation is as tricky as it is necessary." Yep.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/03/drones-and-privacy___

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2015-03-25 16:21:52 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Receiving and paying bills from directly within Gmail might be mighty useful, particularly on a mobile device, but the details about financial data access and use by +Google or third parties will be worth keeping a close eye on.

Receiving and paying bills from directly within Gmail might be mighty useful, particularly on a mobile device, but the details about financial data access and use by +Google or third parties will be worth keeping a close eye on.___

2015-03-25 15:57:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I probably shouldn't let this pass entirely without comment: it's pretty cool to be giving a lecture at Harvard University​ today. http://shorensteincenter.org/data-journalism-seminar/

I probably shouldn't let this pass entirely without comment: it's pretty cool to be giving a lecture at Harvard University​ today. http://shorensteincenter.org/data-journalism-seminar/___

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2015-03-25 15:54:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Some solid improvements to Congress.gov: http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/03/treaties-text-and-timely-updates-congress-gov-spring-cleaning

Some solid improvements to Congress.gov: http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/03/treaties-text-and-timely-updates-congress-gov-spring-cleaning___

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2015-03-25 15:17:32 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The The United States Department of Justice​ is claiming that the strain of launching the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare") has led a big backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/24/394906828/feds-claim-obamacare-launch-is-hindering-government-transparency Open government advocates find this claim…dubious. 

Rather, the issue looks strongly related to how well the FOIA office at CMS is resourced. For those keeping score, the CMS budget enacted for 2015 was $602,371,900,000.  
http://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/PerformanceBudget/Downloads/FY2016-CJ-Final.pdf

The The United States Department of Justice​ is claiming that the strain of launching the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare") has led a big backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/24/394906828/feds-claim-obamacare-launch-is-hindering-government-transparency Open government advocates find this claim…dubious. 

Rather, the issue looks strongly related to how well the FOIA office at CMS is resourced. For those keeping score, the CMS budget enacted for 2015 was $602,371,900,000.  
http://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/PerformanceBudget/Downloads/FY2016-CJ-Final.pdf___

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2015-03-25 15:17:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The The United States Department of Justice​ is claiming that the strain of launching the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare") has led a big backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/24/394906828/feds-claim-obamacare-launch-is-hindering-government-transparency Open government advocates find this claim…dubious. 

Rather, the issue looks strongly related to how well the FOIA office at CMS is resourced. For those keeping score, the CMS budget enacted for 2015 was $602,371,900,000.  
http://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/PerformanceBudget/Downloads/FY2016-CJ-Final.pdf

The The United States Department of Justice​ is claiming that the strain of launching the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare") has led a big backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/24/394906828/feds-claim-obamacare-launch-is-hindering-government-transparency Open government advocates find this claim…dubious. 

Rather, the issue looks strongly related to how well the FOIA office at CMS is resourced. For those keeping score, the CMS budget enacted for 2015 was $602,371,900,000.  
http://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/PerformanceBudget/Downloads/FY2016-CJ-Final.pdf___

2015-03-25 15:01:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Another silver lining to the furor over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for government business: it has drawn attention to how many agencies are missing inspectors general, and for how long. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-24/one-more-question-on-hillary-e-mails-where-was-the-watchdog-

Another silver lining to the furor over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for government business: it has drawn attention to how many agencies are missing inspectors general, and for how long. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-24/one-more-question-on-hillary-e-mails-where-was-the-watchdog-___

2015-03-25 15:01:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Another silver lining to the furor over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for government business: it has drawn attention to how many agencies are missing inspectors general, and for how long. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-24/one-more-question-on-hillary-e-mails-where-was-the-watchdog-

Another silver lining to the furor over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for government business: it has drawn attention to how many agencies are missing inspectors general, and for how long. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-24/one-more-question-on-hillary-e-mails-where-was-the-watchdog-___

2015-03-25 14:58:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015 today: 
http://sunshineingovernment.org/wordpress/2015/03/25/hr653vote/

That's H.R. 653: 
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/653?q={%22search%22:[%22HR+653%22]}

Bill text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/653/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+653%22%5D%7D

Offered amendments: 
1) http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/H.R.-653-ANS-Meadows.pdf
2) 
http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/HR-653-Chaffetz-Amdt-2.pdf
3) http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MALONE_024_xml.pdf

I'd be surprised if this doesn't get unanimously voted through. Will Freedom of Information Act reform go further?Wel... more »

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015 today: 
http://sunshineingovernment.org/wordpress/2015/03/25/hr653vote/

That's H.R. 653: 
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/653?q={%22search%22:[%22HR+653%22]}

Bill text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/653/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+653%22%5D%7D

Offered amendments: 
1) http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/H.R.-653-ANS-Meadows.pdf
2) 
http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/HR-653-Chaffetz-Amdt-2.pdf
3) http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MALONE_024_xml.pdf

I'd be surprised if this doesn't get unanimously voted through. Will Freedom of Information Act reform go further? Well: "The unknown people" who held up reform last year "were pretty obvious," according to Representative Darrell Issa​: "they were major banks."
https://twitter.com/EPluribusUnum/status/580069847884820481 We'll see how that plays out in the 114th Congress.___

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2015-03-24 21:32:33 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Whose output do you trust the most: writer, editor, columnist, reporter, correspondent, author, or analyst? Why?

Whose output do you trust the most: writer, editor, columnist, reporter, correspondent, author, or analyst? Why?___

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2015-03-24 18:24:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This startup is focused upon connecting prison inmates with their families. More from Planet Money: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/03/13/392862778/episode-610-the-prisoners-solution

Of note: an API for inmate data, which was built upon scraped government data: 
http://www.google.com/patents/US20150074132

This startup is focused upon connecting prison inmates with their families. More from Planet Money: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/03/13/392862778/episode-610-the-prisoners-solution

Of note: an API for inmate data, which was built upon scraped government data: 
http://www.google.com/patents/US20150074132___

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2015-03-24 03:02:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

SHOT: Vox Media, Inc​ found success by directly posting content -- meaning videos, interviews, graphcs & pictures -- on Facebook
http://media.fb.com/2015/03/23/how-vox-uses-facebook-to-grow-its-audience/

CHASER: The New York Times​ reports that BuzzFeed​, National Geographic​ and The New York Times are in talks with Facebook to host *their content*: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/business/media/facebook-may-host-news-sites-content.html

This is a big deal, and one that really will lead some publishing and media executives to drink. 

A couple of immediate thoughts come to mind. 

1) Google​ already offers video creators hosting & ad revenue on YouTube​, but not in search. If Facebook moved to host the content of more news media, could that change, in Google Now or elsewhere? Might Apple or Amazon.com​ shift todo the same? 
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SHOT: Vox Media, Inc​ found success by directly posting content -- meaning videos, interviews, graphcs & pictures -- on Facebook
http://media.fb.com/2015/03/23/how-vox-uses-facebook-to-grow-its-audience/

CHASER: The New York Times​ reports that BuzzFeed​, National Geographic​ and The New York Times are in talks with Facebook to host *their content*: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/business/media/facebook-may-host-news-sites-content.html

This is a big deal, and one that really will lead some publishing and media executives to drink. 

A couple of immediate thoughts come to mind. 

1) Google​ already offers video creators hosting & ad revenue on YouTube​, but not in search. If Facebook moved to host the content of more news media, could that change, in Google Now or elsewhere? Might Apple or Amazon.com​ shift to do the same? 

2) After the way Facebook sent torrents of traffic & then shifted its algorithm, leaving many Page owners to pay to get their work seen, I'd imagine some publishers will be cautious about hosting. TBD.

3) Should it host the content of news sites, Facebook will quickly amass even extraordinary power as an intermediary.

What are your thoughts on this development?___

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2015-03-23 22:02:25 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Defaults matter. Enabling HTTPS by default for federal .gov websites would enhance the privacy & security of everyone using them. If you agree, let Uncle Sam know: https.cio.gov  

Defaults matter. Enabling HTTPS by default for federal .gov websites would enhance the privacy & security of everyone using them. If you agree, let Uncle Sam know: https.cio.gov  ___

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2015-03-23 21:24:33 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Today, I learned that rain-activated art exists. http://rain.works/ 

hat tip +Ryan Osborn 

Today, I learned that rain-activated art exists. http://rain.works/ 

hat tip +Ryan Osborn ___

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2015-03-23 21:01:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The U.S. Government Publishing Office​ joined Github: https://github.com/usgpo/ 

Hat tip Ben Balter​: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/03/the-government-publishing-office-joins-github-112534.html 

Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/

The U.S. Government Publishing Office​ joined Github: https://github.com/usgpo/ 

Hat tip Ben Balter​: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/03/the-government-publishing-office-joins-github-112534.html 

Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/___

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2015-03-23 20:50:27 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

If you've read a book, you can spoil a TV show or movie for others. Game of Thrones on HBO could reverse the dynamic: http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/game-of-thrones-is-totally-planning-to-spoil-the-end-of-george-rr-martins-books Then again, maybe George R.R. Martin provided the producers with the best ending he'd come up with so far. If series does conclude before he finishes, he could still wait to see how those storylines play out with audiences, and then adjust the final book to his liking. Hopefully, we'll know in less than a decade.

If you've read a book, you can spoil a TV show or movie for others. Game of Thrones on HBO could reverse the dynamic: http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/game-of-thrones-is-totally-planning-to-spoil-the-end-of-george-rr-martins-books Then again, maybe George R.R. Martin provided the producers with the best ending he'd come up with so far. If series does conclude before he finishes, he could still wait to see how those storylines play out with audiences, and then adjust the final book to his liking. Hopefully, we'll know in less than a decade.___

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2015-03-23 19:43:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In the wake of this choice, it will be interesting to see whether the State Department offers any additional guidance for its ambassadors using social media to directly engage the people in the countries their mission is in. Will angry, abusive tweets that harass or threaten ambassadors prove sufficient to poison the well for public diplomacy in less than 140 characters?

https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/after-encountering-many-angry-eggs-u-s-ambassador-to-libya-quits-twitter/

In the wake of this choice, it will be interesting to see whether the State Department offers any additional guidance for its ambassadors using social media to directly engage the people in the countries their mission is in. Will angry, abusive tweets that harass or threaten ambassadors prove sufficient to poison the well for public diplomacy in less than 140 characters?

https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/after-encountering-many-angry-eggs-u-s-ambassador-to-libya-quits-twitter/___

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2015-03-23 17:54:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"…the big idea was never 'build the world’s best check-in button.' The big idea was to create a system that could crawl the world with people in the same way Google crawls web pages with machines." --  +Dennis Crowley  https://medium.com/@dens/six-years-in-a-few-thoughts-on-foursquare-1ec31cbbe51c

7 billion checkins over 6 years created 65,000,000 places in Foursquare​'s database. Now Twitter​ will be using that mass of data to enable users to tag tweets with location: techcrunch.com/2015/03/23/twitter-teaming-with-foursquare-for-location-tagging-in-tweets/

I'm not sure what this means for Foursquare's long-term financial health or returns for its investors, but it's likely helpful. If you're looking for an example of how data is a strategic asset, look not further. As people say in another context, it's all about "location,location,... more »

"…the big idea was never 'build the world’s best check-in button.' The big idea was to create a system that could crawl the world with people in the same way Google crawls web pages with machines." --  +Dennis Crowley  https://medium.com/@dens/six-years-in-a-few-thoughts-on-foursquare-1ec31cbbe51c

7 billion checkins over 6 years created 65,000,000 places in Foursquare​'s database. Now Twitter​ will be using that mass of data to enable users to tag tweets with location: techcrunch.com/2015/03/23/twitter-teaming-with-foursquare-for-location-tagging-in-tweets/

I'm not sure what this means for Foursquare's long-term financial health or returns for its investors, but it's likely helpful. If you're looking for an example of how data is a strategic asset, look not further. As people say in another context, it's all about "location, location, location."___

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2015-03-23 17:34:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This is what taking your #health care into your own hands in the 21st century looks like: husband makes 3D print of his wife's tumor, advocates for her. Result: cancerous mass removed before it takes her vision, or worse. http://makezine.com/magazine/hands-on-health-care/

This is what taking your #health care into your own hands in the 21st century looks like: husband makes 3D print of his wife's tumor, advocates for her. Result: cancerous mass removed before it takes her vision, or worse. http://makezine.com/magazine/hands-on-health-care/___

2015-03-23 16:58:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I paid $19 for a year of unlimited digital access to The Washington Post  : https://subscribe.washingtonpost.com/acquisition/acquisitionapp.html#/offers/promo/dgemail_032315_19A1/view/1?promo=dgemail_032315_19A1&view=1&wpsrc=CM0000310&ttexclude=1&hl=hl1N19

I believe great journalism is worth our money.

I paid $19 for a year of unlimited digital access to The Washington Post  : https://subscribe.washingtonpost.com/acquisition/acquisitionapp.html#/offers/promo/dgemail_032315_19A1/view/1?promo=dgemail_032315_19A1&view=1&wpsrc=CM0000310&ttexclude=1&hl=hl1N19

I believe great journalism is worth our money.___

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2015-03-23 16:30:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Today in contrasts: the former junior U.S Senator from Illinois, speaking now at +The White House's 5th annual science fair: https://www.whitehouse.gov/science-fair and the current junior U.S. Senator from Texas, who does not believe in climate change: http://pressthink.org/2015/03/journalists-have-to-decide-what-to-do-about-candidates-who-are-climate-change-denialists/

Of all of the events I had in DC over the past 5 years, the White House science fair was by far and away one of my favorite experiences. Talking to these beaming, brilliant kids about their projects in the environs of the White House was wonderful. (Meeting Neil deGrasse Tyson​ was kinda cool, too.)
http://radar.oreilly.com/2013/04/white-house-science-fair-makers.html

Today in contrasts: the former junior U.S Senator from Illinois, speaking now at +The White House's 5th annual science fair: https://www.whitehouse.gov/science-fair and the current junior U.S. Senator from Texas, who does not believe in climate change: http://pressthink.org/2015/03/journalists-have-to-decide-what-to-do-about-candidates-who-are-climate-change-denialists/

Of all of the events I had in DC over the past 5 years, the White House science fair was by far and away one of my favorite experiences. Talking to these beaming, brilliant kids about their projects in the environs of the White House was wonderful. (Meeting Neil deGrasse Tyson​ was kinda cool, too.)
http://radar.oreilly.com/2013/04/white-house-science-fair-makers.html___

2015-03-23 12:28:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#Election2016 is on, and its first winner may be Twitter.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz announced that he was running for President of the U.S.A. using a tweet with an embedded 30 second-long video this morning: https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/579857596191899648

The tweet showcased how the platorm's new native video can be used for political ads, which can then be embedded. Expect many more to follow, going far beyond 140 characters.

Senator Cruz will talk more about his entrance into the race for the White House in a speech in Virginia later today.

#Election2016 is on, and its first winner may be Twitter.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz announced that he was running for President of the U.S.A. using a tweet with an embedded 30 second-long video this morning: https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/579857596191899648

The tweet showcased how the platorm's new native video can be used for political ads, which can then be embedded. Expect many more to follow, going far beyond 140 characters.

Senator Cruz will talk more about his entrance into the race for the White House in a speech in Virginia later today.___

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2015-03-22 22:13:07 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, was a brilliant man who left a strong economic record http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/lee-kuan-yews-singapore & an enduring authoritarian legacy that quashed journalism and various freedoms online and off: http://cpj.org/x/5f6c

Historic figures and their accomplishments are rarely simple to remember properly. Singapore's founding father will be no different.

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, was a brilliant man who left a strong economic record http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/lee-kuan-yews-singapore & an enduring authoritarian legacy that quashed journalism and various freedoms online and off: http://cpj.org/x/5f6c

Historic figures and their accomplishments are rarely simple to remember properly. Singapore's founding father will be no different.___

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2015-03-22 20:44:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The Museum of Science is trying to crowdfund a triceratops fossil: http://mos.org/keepcliff #mosphotos

The Museum of Science is trying to crowdfund a triceratops fossil: http://mos.org/keepcliff #mosphotos___

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2015-03-22 18:22:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

1st family trip to the Museum of Science. True gem for children in the Boston area. We'll be back. http://mos.org

1st family trip to the Museum of Science. True gem for children in the Boston area. We'll be back. http://mos.org___

2015-03-21 22:06:59 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The Wall Street Journal thinks I'm a "political tech blogger." I think I can live with that, particularly after a quote and link. http://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB-53935

The Wall Street Journal thinks I'm a "political tech blogger." I think I can live with that, particularly after a quote and link. http://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB-53935___

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2015-03-21 15:12:32 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I confirmed this morning that you can save a Meerkat livestream locally on your iPhone and then upload it to YouTube. That's a crucial capacity for people who want to use it for journalism.
https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/as-meerkat-election-hype-the-presidential-primary-winner-is-twitter/

I confirmed this morning that you can save a Meerkat livestream locally on your iPhone and then upload it to YouTube. That's a crucial capacity for people who want to use it for journalism.
https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/as-meerkat-election-hype-the-presidential-primary-winner-is-twitter/___

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2015-03-20 23:02:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Happy vernal equinox, Northern Hemisphere! http://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/total-solar-eclipse-vernal-equinox-spring-new-supermoon/44013327 [Cheers to #spring from New England.]

Happy vernal equinox, Northern Hemisphere! http://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/total-solar-eclipse-vernal-equinox-spring-new-supermoon/44013327 [Cheers to #spring from New England.]___

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2015-03-20 22:43:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy vernal equinox, Northern Hemisphere! http://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/total-solar-eclipse-vernal-equinox-spring-new-supermoon/44013327 [Cheers to #spring from New England.]

Happy vernal equinox, Northern Hemisphere! http://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/total-solar-eclipse-vernal-equinox-spring-new-supermoon/44013327 [Cheers to #spring from New England.]___

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