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The White House2,548,458Join 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 20:00:004 
The White House2,548,458Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8The 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 20:00:00499 

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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 07:47:52472628
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 17:20:42483758
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 16:01:035005737104
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 12:09:39341082
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
Nils Hitze6,370My #maker circle .. people that either make stuff / are in a #hackerspace / write novels or otherwise influence me2011-12-13 11:04:1599813
Gregory Esau87An enhanced version of my previously shared circle of "World Intelligence" . If there is anybody else that you feel should be on here... maybe even you!!...please let me know. This is what I call my "World Intelligence" Circle. The purpose of this circle is that collectively, they give us a enhanced understanding of the world...and this included our Google Plus World!!...we live in.Our collective goal is to build on this circle, to constantly improve the diversity of views, and depth of knowledge, so we can 'crowd source' better ways to both understand the world in which we operate, but in turn lead in this world, to make it a better place for all of us. This Circle falls roughly into six categories:1) Economics and Economic Systems2) The Internet and Social Technologies3) Politics and Global Politics4) Science and Technology5) Religions and Spirituality6) Environment and Ecological Systems. These all inter-relate in one way or another, and it has long been my view, to understand our world, we need to constantly learn, and collaboratively share our knowledge around these 'systems'. None of us individually can 'know' or 'understand' the world, but as a collaborative enterprise, we can develop better knowledge for better leadership.2011-12-11 00:07:392393212
Dylan Hunt0INTERNET NEWS MAKERSBloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more. Google Plus's Top Internet News Makers.2011-11-04 01:07:36448414
Kristopher Derentz97Here is my Tech NEWS circle for anyone interested. The people in this circle are a great source of breaking tech news including tech business, mobile, gadgets, social media and more. Feel free to reshare if you like.2011-11-01 16:45:251205210
Paul Yager (Vertick)90My favorite Tech PeoplePaul Yager shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 15:04:14133001
Error 404 (Nicht0Circle of 100+ tech writersCaroline Irvine shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 12:05:20131000
Leigh Henderson0Here is my NON-PROFIT circle. Included in the circle are people from various industries and backgrounds, who work with (or own) non-profit orgs, eco / environmental orgs and people who do their bit for good causes. If you would like to be added to this circle please post below. If you want to help out please share this circle.I am a designer and will work with registered non-profit orgs on your future graphic/web/multi-media projects. If your non-profit org needs help in that department feel free to contact me.Leigh Henderson shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 00:25:14240235
Robert Scoble158,666I'm sharing two circles today. This is the first half of my "Tech Journalist and Blogger" circle. 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 my circles I try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let me know). And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:10:07341292644
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2014-11-17 19:45:12 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

New York City plans to launch largest free municipal WiFi network in the world. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/17/new-york-city-unveils-the-payphone-of-the-future-and-it-does-a-whole-lot-more-than-make-phone-calls/

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2014-11-13 23:51:20 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

"Flying stingray" – airborne fake cell tower that intercepts cellphone data.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-u-s-spy-program-1415917533

WSJ: "The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations."

Most plusones: 52

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2014-11-13 23:51:20 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

"Flying stingray" – airborne fake cell tower that intercepts cellphone data.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-u-s-spy-program-1415917533

WSJ: "The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations."

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2014-11-20 01:02:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fun column on home sous vide cooking by Farhad Manjoo. [Hardwood charcoal still remains a much tastier method of cooking a steak, IMHO.]

Fun column on home sous vide cooking by Farhad Manjoo. [Hardwood charcoal still remains a much tastier method of cooking a steak, IMHO.]___

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2014-11-20 00:56:15 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

“When Fitbit is the Expert Witness”– Kate Crawford http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/11/when-fitbit-is-the-expert-witness/382936/ "Great piece on quantified self-incrimination"– Kenneth Neil Cukier

“When Fitbit is the Expert Witness”– Kate Crawford http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/11/when-fitbit-is-the-expert-witness/382936/ "Great piece on quantified self-incrimination"– Kenneth Neil Cukier___

2014-11-20 00:53:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

President Obama announces forthcoming action on immigration using Facebook http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/11/20/president-obama-announces-forthcoming-action-on-immigration-using-facebook/

President Obama announces forthcoming action on immigration using Facebook http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/11/20/president-obama-announces-forthcoming-action-on-immigration-using-facebook/___

2014-11-19 23:36:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Senator Al Franken is asking Uber many of the same questions about user data access and privacy I did yesterday, and more: http://www.franken.senate.gov/files/letter/141119UberLetter.pdf

Context:
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/

I bet he'll have more success in getting answers.

Senator Al Franken is asking Uber many of the same questions about user data access and privacy I did yesterday, and more: http://www.franken.senate.gov/files/letter/141119UberLetter.pdf

Context:
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/

I bet he'll have more success in getting answers.___

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2014-11-19 04:20:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Tweeting 111,000 times has taught me to write better ledes. Today: "Passengers in the sharing economy need to know what kind of ride they’re buying." http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/

Tweeting 111,000 times has taught me to write better ledes. Today: "Passengers in the sharing economy need to know what kind of ride they’re buying." http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/___

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2014-11-19 03:28:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The USA Freedom Act, focused on NSA reform, was blocked in the U.S. Senate today.

The USA Freedom Act, focused on NSA reform, was blocked in the U.S. Senate today.___

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2014-11-19 03:03:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Set our DVR to record FRONTLINE on PBS at 10 AM tonight: http://stories.frontline.org/firestone 

Now reading ProPublica on Firestone Tires, Charles Taylor & Liberia: https://www.propublica.org/article/firestone-and-the-warlord-intro

It's quite a tale.

Set our DVR to record FRONTLINE on PBS at 10 AM tonight: http://stories.frontline.org/firestone 

Now reading ProPublica on Firestone Tires, Charles Taylor & Liberia: https://www.propublica.org/article/firestone-and-the-warlord-intro

It's quite a tale.___

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2014-11-18 23:59:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Cool milestone: WIRED published a post of mine today! http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/

No, seriously: There's a piece about Uber, and how the startup handles its relationship with its users, whether they're journalists or Congressmen, on Wired.com.  I hope it goes over well.

UPDATE: Uber posted an clarification to its privacy policy in the wake of controversy: http://blog.uber.com/privacypolicy

Cool milestone: WIRED published a post of mine today! http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/

No, seriously: There's a piece about Uber, and how the startup handles its relationship with its users, whether they're journalists or Congressmen, on Wired.com.  I hope it goes over well.

UPDATE: Uber posted an clarification to its privacy policy in the wake of controversy: http://blog.uber.com/privacypolicy___

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2014-11-18 18:29:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Why it matters if Uber execs access user data: U.S. Congress loves Uber

My quick reaction to the past 24 hours: multiple reports of Uber executives accessing user profiles mean that we need keep our eyes open and ears clear, particularly given the relationships we can see forming between powerful politicians and tech companies, and the stories we already know meta data can tell about our lives.
http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-it-matters-if-uber-execs-access-user-data-u-s-congress-loves-uber/

Why it matters if Uber execs access user data: U.S. Congress loves Uber

My quick reaction to the past 24 hours: multiple reports of Uber executives accessing user profiles mean that we need keep our eyes open and ears clear, particularly given the relationships we can see forming between powerful politicians and tech companies, and the stories we already know meta data can tell about our lives.
http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-it-matters-if-uber-execs-access-user-data-u-s-congress-loves-uber/___

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2014-11-18 15:29:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google & Stanford announced breakthroughs on image recognition using neural networks. Both exciting and scary.

Google & Stanford announced breakthroughs on image recognition using neural networks. Both exciting and scary.___

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2014-11-18 03:18:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Imagine if a telecom exec suggested using data to dig up dirt on critical journalists. Now, think of Uber doing it: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-executive-suggests-digging-up-dirt-on-journalists

To review: An exec talked about digging up dirt on critics in the media. A NYC GM accessed a user account, without permission. Now, guess what group of powerful people loves using Uber, including for some trips they might not want to be public ? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/members-of-congress-love-uber.html
http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-executive-suggests-digging-up-dirt-on-journalists?s=mobile

Imagine if a telecom exec suggested using data to dig up dirt on critical journalists. Now, think of Uber doing it: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-executive-suggests-digging-up-dirt-on-journalists

To review: An exec talked about digging up dirt on critics in the media. A NYC GM accessed a user account, without permission. Now, guess what group of powerful people loves using Uber, including for some trips they might not want to be public ? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/members-of-congress-love-uber.html
http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-executive-suggests-digging-up-dirt-on-journalists?s=mobile___

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2014-11-18 01:36:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Grace Hopper "helped develop the open source method of innovation" — @WalterIsaacson | http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/

Grace Hopper "helped develop the open source method of innovation" — @WalterIsaacson | http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/___

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2014-11-17 23:35:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Will Oremus: "The Web isn’t going away. Rather, the way we experience it is diversifying, with apps now functioning as prominent portals to Web content alongside conventional browsers.

What is ending, if anything, is a relatively brief period in the history of personal computing in which a single app—the Web browser—dominated the time we spent on our devices." http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/11/17/sorry_wsj_nyt_the_web_not_dying_apps_not_killing_it.html

Will Oremus: "The Web isn’t going away. Rather, the way we experience it is diversifying, with apps now functioning as prominent portals to Web content alongside conventional browsers.

What is ending, if anything, is a relatively brief period in the history of personal computing in which a single app—the Web browser—dominated the time we spent on our devices." http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/11/17/sorry_wsj_nyt_the_web_not_dying_apps_not_killing_it.html___

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2014-11-17 21:04:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Word of the Day: 'snapcashing' - exchanging money with other Snapchat users inside of the mobile app using Square Cash technology
http://recode.net/2014/11/17/snapchat-to-let-you-send-money-to-friends-thanks-to-square/

hat tip +Caroline McCarthy 

Word of the Day: 'snapcashing' - exchanging money with other Snapchat users inside of the mobile app using Square Cash technology
http://recode.net/2014/11/17/snapchat-to-let-you-send-money-to-friends-thanks-to-square/

hat tip +Caroline McCarthy ___

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2014-11-17 19:45:12 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

New York City plans to launch largest free municipal WiFi network in the world. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/17/new-york-city-unveils-the-payphone-of-the-future-and-it-does-a-whole-lot-more-than-make-phone-calls/

New York City plans to launch largest free municipal WiFi network in the world. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/17/new-york-city-unveils-the-payphone-of-the-future-and-it-does-a-whole-lot-more-than-make-phone-calls/___

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2014-11-17 18:18:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in things I would love to buy & explore but really shouldn't until we've successfully moved: DRAGON AGE™: INQUISITION Official Trailer – The Breach Heck, I haven't really played the first one. :(

Today in things I would love to buy & explore but really shouldn't until we've successfully moved: DRAGON AGE™: INQUISITION Official Trailer – The Breach Heck, I haven't really played the first one. :(___

2014-11-17 15:38:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Web is dying, say Farhad Manjoo & Christopher Mims. Nope, says Zach Seward: http://qz.com/297418/the-web-is-alive-and-well/

Just wait, it will be in a moment, says John Cleese: Monty Python-Bring out your dead!

The Web is dying, say Farhad Manjoo & Christopher Mims. Nope, says Zach Seward: http://qz.com/297418/the-web-is-alive-and-well/

Just wait, it will be in a moment, says John Cleese: Monty Python-Bring out your dead!___

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2014-11-17 01:28:40 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Hyperlinks are the dendrites of the Internet. They connect people to context & “show the work” behind shared facts.
https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/11/15/by-the-numbers

Hyperlinks are the dendrites of the Internet. They connect people to context & “show the work” behind shared facts.
https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/11/15/by-the-numbers___

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2014-11-15 23:14:33 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress remains one of the most beautiful public spaces in the USA. 

The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress remains one of the most beautiful public spaces in the USA. ___

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2014-11-15 20:47:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Looking at the Lincoln Magna Carta at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/law/news/articles/2014-magna-carta.php

The section that endures, centuries later: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2013/12/30/uk-national-archives-good-law-open-data-platform-crowdsourcing/

Looking at the Lincoln Magna Carta at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/law/news/articles/2014-magna-carta.php

The section that endures, centuries later: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2013/12/30/uk-national-archives-good-law-open-data-platform-crowdsourcing/___

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2014-11-15 16:50:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

My column on open source in government: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/ features an interview with Wordpress co-founder Matt Mullenweg on that topic. His perspective is worth hearing, if missed this when it first went live.

My column on open source in government: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/ features an interview with Wordpress co-founder Matt Mullenweg on that topic. His perspective is worth hearing, if missed this when it first went live.___

2014-11-15 12:38:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Enjoying good coffee & a WAMU Metro Connection show on #DCTech: http://m.wamu.org/#/programs/metro_connection/14/11/14/this_week_on_metro_connection_dc_techn Civic hackers, security jobs, glass ceilings, digital divide & more. One silver lining from getting up early with a toddler on Saturday mornings was discovering this show.

Enjoying good coffee & a WAMU Metro Connection show on #DCTech: http://m.wamu.org/#/programs/metro_connection/14/11/14/this_week_on_metro_connection_dc_techn Civic hackers, security jobs, glass ceilings, digital divide & more. One silver lining from getting up early with a toddler on Saturday mornings was discovering this show.___

2014-11-14 22:18:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

[NEW COLUMN] As open source goes mainstream, institutions collaborate differently: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/ #oss 

[NEW COLUMN] As open source goes mainstream, institutions collaborate differently: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/as-open-source-goes-mainstream-institutions-collaborate-differently/ #oss ___

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2014-11-14 20:17:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I don't think This.com is a "Facebook alternative" http://pando.com/2014/11/13/why-the-new-social-network-this-is-a-facebook-alternative-that-actually-makes-sense/ It's a discovery engine, not a social utility. Both have a place in my flow.

I'm there, here: https://this.cm/digiphile if you're interested. You'll find the best thing I read that day, and nothing more. :)

I don't think This.com is a "Facebook alternative" http://pando.com/2014/11/13/why-the-new-social-network-this-is-a-facebook-alternative-that-actually-makes-sense/ It's a discovery engine, not a social utility. Both have a place in my flow.

I'm there, here: https://this.cm/digiphile if you're interested. You'll find the best thing I read that day, and nothing more. :)___

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2014-11-14 19:00:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A history of failures: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/12/magazine/16innovationsfailures.html Fun game: find failed ideas that are now possible. (Related: The author looks utterly wrong to me on video chat, as anyone who has watched their baby use Facetime to talk with her grandparents knows well.)

A history of failures: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/12/magazine/16innovationsfailures.html Fun game: find failed ideas that are now possible. (Related: The author looks utterly wrong to me on video chat, as anyone who has watched their baby use Facetime to talk with her grandparents knows well.)___

2014-11-14 18:46:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Solyndra" became synomous for government mistakes. Thing is, the same Department of Energy program that backed it is set to return billions to American taxpayers: 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-12/u-s-expects-5-billion-from-program-that-funded-solyndra.html Investors know that there  will always be failures alongside of successes if ventures with high risk are funded. It's important that we look at the overall rate of success, though, to evaluate management. Politically, of course, it will always be expedient for the opponents of an incumbent administration to point to the high profile examples of failures and waste, regardless of who is in office.

"Solyndra" became synomous for government mistakes. Thing is, the same Department of Energy program that backed it is set to return billions to American taxpayers: 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-12/u-s-expects-5-billion-from-program-that-funded-solyndra.html Investors know that there  will always be failures alongside of successes if ventures with high risk are funded. It's important that we look at the overall rate of success, though, to evaluate management. Politically, of course, it will always be expedient for the opponents of an incumbent administration to point to the high profile examples of failures and waste, regardless of who is in office.___

2014-11-14 18:30:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The focus for Reddit in the coming months will be mobile, user experience and community tools: http://www.redditblog.com/2014/11/coming-home.html Media companies, take note.

The focus for Reddit in the coming months will be mobile, user experience and community tools: http://www.redditblog.com/2014/11/coming-home.html Media companies, take note.___

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2014-11-14 18:26:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A Facebook places redesign? http://www.matteogamba.net/blog/2014/facebook-places-redesign/ Personalized commerce & recs is all about "location, location, location." Google has been putting considerable effort into its local listings and integration with maps and Zagat reviews. The squeeze is on for Yelp and Foursquare.

A Facebook places redesign? http://www.matteogamba.net/blog/2014/facebook-places-redesign/ Personalized commerce & recs is all about "location, location, location." Google has been putting considerable effort into its local listings and integration with maps and Zagat reviews. The squeeze is on for Yelp and Foursquare.___

2014-11-14 18:23:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Microsoft put Skype in the Web browser: http://blogs.skype.com/2014/11/14/please-welcome-skype-for-web-beta/ Competition with Google & Apple on synchronous audio/video comms heats up. 

Microsoft put Skype in the Web browser: http://blogs.skype.com/2014/11/14/please-welcome-skype-for-web-beta/ Competition with Google & Apple on synchronous audio/video comms heats up. ___

2014-11-14 17:19:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Fingers crossed.

The lame duck section of this 113th Congress could be very good for open government in the United States
http://www.openthegovernment.org/Lame_Duck_Open_Gov_Bills

There's genuine movement on Freedom of Information Act reform, per Senator Patrick Leahy: " “I have worked with Senator Cornyn for months on the FOIA Improvement Act. It has broad bipartisan support, including the support of Ranking Member Grassley.  Because of scheduling challenges in the Senate this Thursday, we are likely to hold the Committee markup off the floor this week. This FOIA bill should be debated in full public view, and so we will hold over our legislation this week so all members and the public can participate in this important debate. I expect the Judiciary Committee will approve our bipartisan legislation next week when the Committee meets at its regularly-scheduled time.” "
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/movement-on-foia-improvement-act-us-ramping-up-national-security-reviews-of-chinese-investments-us-ratification-of-treaty-banning-torture-leaves-open-possible-loopholes-and-much-more-frinformsum-1/

…and Congress has already sent a bill on presidential records to the president's desk.___Fingers crossed.

2014-11-14 17:18:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The lame duck section of this 113th Congress could be very good for open government in the United States
http://www.openthegovernment.org/Lame_Duck_Open_Gov_Bills

There's genuine movement on Freedom of Information Act reform, per Senator Patrick Leahy: " “I have worked with Senator Cornyn for months on the FOIA Improvement Act. It has broad bipartisan support, including the support of Ranking Member Grassley.  Because of scheduling challenges in the Senate this Thursday, we are likely to hold the Committee markup off the floor this week. This FOIA bill should be debated in full public view, and so we will hold over our legislation this week so all members and the public can participate in this important debate. I expect the Judiciary Committee will approve our bipartisan legislation next week when the Committee meets at its regularly-scheduled time.” "htt... more »

The lame duck section of this 113th Congress could be very good for open government in the United States
http://www.openthegovernment.org/Lame_Duck_Open_Gov_Bills

There's genuine movement on Freedom of Information Act reform, per Senator Patrick Leahy: " “I have worked with Senator Cornyn for months on the FOIA Improvement Act. It has broad bipartisan support, including the support of Ranking Member Grassley.  Because of scheduling challenges in the Senate this Thursday, we are likely to hold the Committee markup off the floor this week. This FOIA bill should be debated in full public view, and so we will hold over our legislation this week so all members and the public can participate in this important debate. I expect the Judiciary Committee will approve our bipartisan legislation next week when the Committee meets at its regularly-scheduled time.” "
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/movement-on-foia-improvement-act-us-ramping-up-national-security-reviews-of-chinese-investments-us-ratification-of-treaty-banning-torture-leaves-open-possible-loopholes-and-much-more-frinformsum-1/

…and Congress has already sent a bill on presidential records to the president's desk.___

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2014-11-13 23:51:20 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

"Flying stingray" – airborne fake cell tower that intercepts cellphone data.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-u-s-spy-program-1415917533

WSJ: "The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations."

"Flying stingray" – airborne fake cell tower that intercepts cellphone data.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-u-s-spy-program-1415917533

WSJ: "The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations."___

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2014-11-13 19:13:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

17 million tax transcripts downloaded through IRS website, reducing offline requests by 40%: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/11/13/17-million-tax-transcripts-downloaded-online-through-irs-feature-reducing-offline-request-by-40/

Promising. I hope that the leadership of the IRS explores how the agency could act as a platform to enable more, much-needed innovation around personal data access and digital services in the years to come, enabling a modern ecosystem of tax software based on a standardized application programming interface.

Improving online self-service could have an enormous impact upon every single American taxpayer, from saving tax dollars on the government side to saving time and gray hairs year round in offices and kitchen tables. Per Sinai and Mathur, the IRS currently receives over 80 million phone calls per year, sends out almost 200 million paper notices every... more »

17 million tax transcripts downloaded through IRS website, reducing offline requests by 40%: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/11/13/17-million-tax-transcripts-downloaded-online-through-irs-feature-reducing-offline-request-by-40/

Promising. I hope that the leadership of the IRS explores how the agency could act as a platform to enable more, much-needed innovation around personal data access and digital services in the years to come, enabling a modern ecosystem of tax software based on a standardized application programming interface.

Improving online self-service could have an enormous impact upon every single American taxpayer, from saving tax dollars on the government side to saving time and gray hairs year round in offices and kitchen tables. Per Sinai and Mathur, the IRS currently receives over 80 million phone calls per year, sends out almost 200 million paper notices every year, receives over 50 million unique visitors to its website each month during filing season.___

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2014-11-13 17:33:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+The New York Times  reports on what to expect from a forthcoming executive order from President Obama on immigration: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/us/obama-immigration.html

+The New York Times  reports on what to expect from a forthcoming executive order from President Obama on immigration: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/us/obama-immigration.html___

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2014-11-13 17:32:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

New Facebook "#Privacy Basics": https://www.facebook.com/about/terms-updates …include updates on location & payments: http://recode.net/2014/11/13/facebooks-new-privacy-rules-clear-the-wear-for-a-payments-push-and-location-based-ads/ Make sure your settings are what you want them to be.

New Facebook "#Privacy Basics": https://www.facebook.com/about/terms-updates …include updates on location & payments: http://recode.net/2014/11/13/facebooks-new-privacy-rules-clear-the-wear-for-a-payments-push-and-location-based-ads/ Make sure your settings are what you want them to be.___

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2014-11-13 14:31:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's a blogger on why he doesn't debate on Twitter: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-i-dont-fight-with-idiots-on-twitter-2014-11 

Someone I respect a lot told me that I argue too much online. Time to change?

Here's a blogger on why he doesn't debate on Twitter: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-i-dont-fight-with-idiots-on-twitter-2014-11 

Someone I respect a lot told me that I argue too much online. Time to change?___

2014-11-13 00:34:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

20 years to land a probe on a comet tumbling 40,000 MPH. Scifi -> SciFact. Space history. http://boingboing.net/2014/11/12/watch-space-lander-philae-to.html Go ESA Rosetta.

20 years to land a probe on a comet tumbling 40,000 MPH. Scifi -> SciFact. Space history. http://boingboing.net/2014/11/12/watch-space-lander-philae-to.html Go ESA Rosetta.___

2014-11-12 23:17:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Shockingly, the Internet Caucus is going to let me moderate another panel discussion in Congress. This one will be on the "sharing economy," on December 12, if you're into that sort of thing:  http://www.netcaucus.org/th_event/should-congress-be-caring-about-sharing-regulation-and-the-future-of-uber-airbnb-and-the-sharing-economy/

Shockingly, the Internet Caucus is going to let me moderate another panel discussion in Congress. This one will be on the "sharing economy," on December 12, if you're into that sort of thing:  http://www.netcaucus.org/th_event/should-congress-be-caring-about-sharing-regulation-and-the-future-of-uber-airbnb-and-the-sharing-economy/___

2014-11-12 23:03:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Senator Harry Reid just filed for cloture on the USA Freedom Act. Maybe something will happen in the lame duck after all. https://cdt.org/press/usa-freedom-act-to-get-a-vote-in-the-senate/

Senator Harry Reid just filed for cloture on the USA Freedom Act. Maybe something will happen in the lame duck after all. https://cdt.org/press/usa-freedom-act-to-get-a-vote-in-the-senate/___

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2014-11-12 22:00:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Intriguing. I wish US cities were more e/bike-friendly to accommodate such contraptions.
http://gizmodo.com/riding-an-e-bike-built-like-a-gokart-is-as-fun-as-it-so-1657444032

Intriguing. I wish US cities were more e/bike-friendly to accommodate such contraptions.
http://gizmodo.com/riding-an-e-bike-built-like-a-gokart-is-as-fun-as-it-so-1657444032___

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2014-11-12 18:39:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Federal government to double value of #SNAP benefits (AKA food stamps) when used to buy local fruit & vegetables, and put $100 million behind it: http://t.co/FoDJUKbJhT 

When innovative local and state policy makes its way up to Capitol Hill, sometimes good things happen.

Federal government to double value of #SNAP benefits (AKA food stamps) when used to buy local fruit & vegetables, and put $100 million behind it: http://t.co/FoDJUKbJhT 

When innovative local and state policy makes its way up to Capitol Hill, sometimes good things happen.___

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2014-11-12 17:52:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The impact of global Internet celebrity upon #alexfromtarget's family is worth noting: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/style/alex-from-target-the-other-side-of-fame.html I didn't know that they had been doxxed.

The impact of global Internet celebrity upon #alexfromtarget's family is worth noting: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/style/alex-from-target-the-other-side-of-fame.html I didn't know that they had been doxxed.___

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2014-11-12 17:43:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Behind the Milwaukee Police's success: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/11/milwaukee-soft-on-crime-112740_full.html lies a story about community policing & a data-driven focus.

Behind the Milwaukee Police's success: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/11/milwaukee-soft-on-crime-112740_full.html lies a story about community policing & a data-driven focus.___

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2014-11-12 17:11:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

USA & China agree to expand WTO IT Agreement: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/us-china-trade-deal-112802.html Would lower tariffs on many tech products globally.

USA & China agree to expand WTO IT Agreement: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/us-china-trade-deal-112802.html Would lower tariffs on many tech products globally.___

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2014-11-12 13:48:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Humans are about to land a probe on a comet. We can watch the Rosetta mission online: http://1.usa.gov/AN75

Humans are about to land a probe on a comet. We can watch the Rosetta mission online: http://1.usa.gov/AN75___

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2014-11-12 00:17:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Watching #TheConcertForValor at home. We can hear it on the Mall from the Hill. Live online: http://www.theconcertforvalor.com/

Were I a younger man without the responsibility for putting this 16 month year old bundle of joy to bed, I'd definitely be down there. 

Watching #TheConcertForValor at home. We can hear it on the Mall from the Hill. Live online: http://www.theconcertforvalor.com/

Were I a younger man without the responsibility for putting this 16 month year old bundle of joy to bed, I'd definitely be down there. ___

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2014-11-11 20:14:29 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Pop-up solar-powered surveillance cameras on Constitution Avenue in DC

Pop-up solar-powered surveillance cameras on Constitution Avenue in DC___

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2014-11-11 18:26:20 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Gov.uk online identity system is open to the public: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/06/govuk-quietly-disrupts-the-problem-of-online-identity-login Backstory & tech: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/openid-connect-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-federated-online-identity/

Gov.uk online identity system is open to the public: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/06/govuk-quietly-disrupts-the-problem-of-online-identity-login Backstory & tech: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/openid-connect-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-federated-online-identity/___

2014-11-11 18:02:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Parents, patients, caregivers: find emergency room wait times near you and estimated travel times to them: https://projects.propublica.org/emergency/  

Another great example of how journalism can make data meaningful and personalize it in a way that matters to people. 

Parents, patients, caregivers: find emergency room wait times near you and estimated travel times to them: https://projects.propublica.org/emergency/  

Another great example of how journalism can make data meaningful and personalize it in a way that matters to people. ___

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2014-11-11 14:32:40 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all the #veterans who have served & sacrificed. May we honor your legacy every day.

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all the #veterans who have served & sacrificed. May we honor your legacy every day.___

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