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The White House2,439,335Join 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 House2,439,335Update: 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 20:00:00498 

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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 05:01:234603312
Fabian Weiland651#circleshare #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #journalism  2013-11-19 08:28:27198111
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 : http://www.facebook.com/euro.maestro2012-12-16 23:54:20209641136
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 15:47:265019216
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 Stroz824Circle 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 15:54:02200451038
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 15:46:5631329919
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 03:05:115005538103
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 12:59:41237601
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 00:07:392394212
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
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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 18:10:07341382844

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2014-09-10 12:47:00 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s) 

REPORTS: Microsoft close to buying the maker of Minecraft: http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-near-deal-to-buy-minecraft-1410300213?mobile=y for $2B: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/microsoft-said-near-2-billion-deal-for-minecraft-maker.html

Most reshares: 11

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2014-09-11 04:31:10 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 76 +1s) 

The September 11th memorial #TributeInLight  as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier this evening. #NYC  

http://500px.com/photo/82871079/the-september-11th-memorial-tribute-in-light-new-york-city-by-anthony-quintano?from=user_library

Most plusones: 76

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2014-09-11 04:31:10 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 76 +1s) 

The September 11th memorial #TributeInLight  as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier this evening. #NYC  

http://500px.com/photo/82871079/the-september-11th-memorial-tribute-in-light-new-york-city-by-anthony-quintano?from=user_library

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2014-09-17 14:39:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

U.S. Senate hearing on Open Internet Rules is live: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/why-net-neutrality-matters-protecting-consumers-and-competition-through-meaningful-open-internet-rules Senator Leahy speaking on #NetNeutrality  now. #opengov 

U.S. Senate hearing on Open Internet Rules is live: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/why-net-neutrality-matters-protecting-consumers-and-competition-through-meaningful-open-internet-rules Senator Leahy speaking on #NetNeutrality  now. #opengov ___

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2014-09-17 14:29:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

It's US #ConstitutionDay! Read it: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html & learn more: http://www.constitutionday.cc #opengov

It's US #ConstitutionDay! Read it: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html & learn more: http://www.constitutionday.cc #opengov___

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2014-09-17 14:15:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Bravo, Mr. Leahy.

The head of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is urging the federal bureaucracy to restore a decade's worth of electronic court documents that were deleted last month from online viewing because of an upgrade to a computer database known as PACER.___Bravo, Mr. Leahy.

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2014-09-17 13:59:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Just because technology makes it easy to do something doesn't make it ethical. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/technology/gallaga-weighing-right-and-wrong-as-technologies-t/nhLxL/#d7c8d1e7.257362.735492

Just because technology makes it easy to do something doesn't make it ethical. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/technology/gallaga-weighing-right-and-wrong-as-technologies-t/nhLxL/#d7c8d1e7.257362.735492___

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2014-09-17 02:55:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Is DC's open data actually fauxpen data?

+Joshua Tauberer: DC #opendata isn't truly open http://codefordc.org/blog/2014/09/16/dc-catalog-terms-of-use.html 

The founder of GovTrack is crying foul over new conditions introduced with the new data catalog from the District of Columbia government: "The specter of a lawsuit hanging over the heads of civic hackers has a chilling effect on the creation of projects to benefit the public, even though they make use of public data released for that express purpose," writes Tauberer. "How does this happen? Through terms of service, terms of use, and copyright law." 

Here's my coverage of the launch of the policy, platform and FOIA software in July, which includes Tauberer flagging related concerns immediately:ht... more »

Is DC's open data actually fauxpen data?

+Joshua Tauberer: DC #opendata isn't truly open http://codefordc.org/blog/2014/09/16/dc-catalog-terms-of-use.html 

The founder of GovTrack is crying foul over new conditions introduced with the new data catalog from the District of Columbia government: "The specter of a lawsuit hanging over the heads of civic hackers has a chilling effect on the creation of projects to benefit the public, even though they make use of public data released for that express purpose," writes Tauberer. "How does this happen? Through terms of service, terms of use, and copyright law." 

Here's my coverage of the launch of the policy, platform and FOIA software in July, which includes Tauberer flagging related concerns immediately: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/07/21/dc-city-government-executive-order-open-data-foia-portal-cdo/

What are the chances that DC public advocates, technologists, lawyers, wonks, librarians and citizens will go log on to the DC government's open government platform and suggesting changes to the problematic policy? http://districtofcolumbia.mymadison.io/docs/mayors-order-open-gov

Is this the sort of thing that could be a campaign issue?___

2014-09-16 23:20:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

People might be better off getting news from media organizations that get less than 22% of their on-air statements wrong.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2014/jul/15/q-about-our-new-network-scorecards/

People might be better off getting news from media organizations that get less than 22% of their on-air statements wrong.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2014/jul/15/q-about-our-new-network-scorecards/___

2014-09-16 21:37:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

The FCC received approximately 3.7 million Open Internet comments as of midnight on 9/15. http://t.co/GYNqpv9EAg #NetNeutrality

The FCC received approximately 3.7 million Open Internet comments as of midnight on 9/15. http://t.co/GYNqpv9EAg #NetNeutrality___

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2014-09-16 21:37:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

"Make it so"

Boeing's CST-100 and SpaceX's Dragon will be the next American crew space transportation systems! Boeing and SpaceX are expected to have their spacecraft proven and flying from U.S. soil in 2017, including completing a test flight with a NASA astronaut to the International Space Station. These companies won't have to complete the development work by itself – NASA's spaceflight experts in engineering and technology will work closely with the teams to make sure everything is as safe and reliable as it can be. 

Read more from NASA Administrator Bolden: http://go.nasa.gov/1mbOZd9

Watch the announcement now: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv___"Make it so"

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2014-09-16 20:10:28 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s) 

+Simon Owens describes what lots of +Google+ users already know: there's a lot of activity in Communities here: http://www.simonowens.net/google-plus-is-not-a-ghost-town-the-massive-engagement-within-its-communities-platform

+Simon Owens describes what lots of +Google+ users already know: there's a lot of activity in Communities here: http://www.simonowens.net/google-plus-is-not-a-ghost-town-the-massive-engagement-within-its-communities-platform___

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2014-09-16 18:59:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

My feature on the FCC, open data, infrastructure and net neutrality is atop the TechRepublic home page: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/fcc-looks-to-upgrade-it-as-net-neutrality-comments-crash-system/ Guess what kinds of stories are the most popular?

My feature on the FCC, open data, infrastructure and net neutrality is atop the TechRepublic home page: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/fcc-looks-to-upgrade-it-as-net-neutrality-comments-crash-system/ Guess what kinds of stories are the most popular?___

2014-09-16 17:53:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

New guidance on managing email from the U.S. National Archives and +The White House Office of Management and Budget: http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5690

Memo: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2014/m-14-16.pdf

There just might be some context here.

New guidance on managing email from the U.S. National Archives and +The White House Office of Management and Budget: http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5690

Memo: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2014/m-14-16.pdf

There just might be some context here.___

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2014-09-16 17:05:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Scenes from outside of FCC HQ. John Oliver got a lot of chuckles from the nearly 40 activists advocating for net neutrality when he showed up on the big screen.

Scenes from outside of FCC HQ. John Oliver got a lot of chuckles from the nearly 40 activists advocating for net neutrality when he showed up on the big screen.___

2014-09-16 15:28:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Well done, +USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/senate-handbook-secret-rules/15500339/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-0tUL4YwcKDxuRj8ogVTV3g

A secret U.S. Senate handbook, online for the first time: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/senate-handbook-secret-rules   #opengov  ___Well done, +USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/senate-handbook-secret-rules/15500339/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-0tUL4YwcKDxuRj8ogVTV3g

2014-09-16 15:26:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s) 

A secret U.S. Senate handbook, online for the first time: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/senate-handbook-secret-rules/15500339/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-0tUL4YwcKDxuRj8ogVTV3g #opengov  

A secret U.S. Senate handbook, online for the first time: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/senate-handbook-secret-rules/15500339/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-0tUL4YwcKDxuRj8ogVTV3g #opengov  ___

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2014-09-16 14:55:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

DC mayoral candidate David Catania's platform includes open government and open data: http://www.davidcatania.com/platform

Where does Muriel Bowser stand, +Gadi Ben-Yehuda ? #opengov   #opendata  

DC mayoral candidate David Catania's platform includes open government and open data: http://www.davidcatania.com/platform

Where does Muriel Bowser stand, +Gadi Ben-Yehuda ? #opengov   #opendata  ___

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2014-09-16 13:47:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Outside of the FCC HQ in DC, a trailer and video screen from Fight for the Future. Only a couple of activists, handing out flyers, with voices from the Internet echoing between government buildings. Inside of the commission , a half-empty commission room at #FCCRoundtables on Open Internet rules.
Livestream: http://fcc.gov/live
Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/fcc-looks-to-upgrade-it-as-net-neutrality-comments-crash-system/ #netneutrality 

Outside of the FCC HQ in DC, a trailer and video screen from Fight for the Future. Only a couple of activists, handing out flyers, with voices from the Internet echoing between government buildings. Inside of the commission , a half-empty commission room at #FCCRoundtables on Open Internet rules.
Livestream: http://fcc.gov/live
Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/fcc-looks-to-upgrade-it-as-net-neutrality-comments-crash-system/ #netneutrality ___

2014-09-15 23:10:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

[NEW FEATURE] ^FCC looks to upgrade IT as net neutrality comments crash system*: http://tek.io/1r0AIR1 3 million sent their way, and counting as tonight's midnight deadline draws near.

[NEW FEATURE] ^FCC looks to upgrade IT as net neutrality comments crash system*: http://tek.io/1r0AIR1 3 million sent their way, and counting as tonight's midnight deadline draws near.___

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2014-09-15 21:04:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The People's House, under construction both figuratively and literally.

The People's House, under construction both figuratively and literally.___

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2014-09-15 20:22:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Smoking causes cancer. CFCs cause ozone depletion. SO2 causes acid rain. __ causes climate change?

Answer: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/sep/15/97-vs-3-how-much-global-warming-are-humans-causing 

Smoking causes cancer. CFCs cause ozone depletion. SO2 causes acid rain. __ causes climate change?

Answer: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/sep/15/97-vs-3-how-much-global-warming-are-humans-causing ___

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2014-09-15 18:27:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

If you weren't watching local TV in DC this Sunday morning -- and in some ways, I hope you weren't -- here's the extended interview I did with "Government Matters" about the surge of participation in federal rulemaking online this summer and fall that hot button issues, advocacy groups, government websites and connected citizenry have catalyzed an enabled. http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/09/federal-agencies-start-to-feel-the-impact-of-clicktivism--107142.html

If you weren't watching local TV in DC this Sunday morning -- and in some ways, I hope you weren't -- here's the extended interview I did with "Government Matters" about the surge of participation in federal rulemaking online this summer and fall that hot button issues, advocacy groups, government websites and connected citizenry have catalyzed an enabled. http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/09/federal-agencies-start-to-feel-the-impact-of-clicktivism--107142.html___

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2014-09-15 15:47:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s) 

If you're in Buenos Aires at the end of October, or would like to travel there, here's an even that (I hope!) will be worth attending: http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/datafest/

If you're in Buenos Aires at the end of October, or would like to travel there, here's an even that (I hope!) will be worth attending: http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/datafest/___

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2014-09-15 13:41:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

I'm unsure if Better Place is "the most spectacularly failed technology startup of the 21st century" http://www.fastcompany.com/3028159/a-broken-place-better-place but its fall was epic and the lessons from the way the well-funded company went down in this cautionary tale should echo in the conference rooms, boardrooms and meetings every time someone beats the drum for "disruptive innovation" and world-changing technology.

I'm unsure if Better Place is "the most spectacularly failed technology startup of the 21st century" http://www.fastcompany.com/3028159/a-broken-place-better-place but its fall was epic and the lessons from the way the well-funded company went down in this cautionary tale should echo in the conference rooms, boardrooms and meetings every time someone beats the drum for "disruptive innovation" and world-changing technology.___

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2014-09-15 11:57:21 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Gorgeous photography

Burning Man 2014 — The Collection

I just added 100 of my favorite photos from this year to the G+ Burning Man album!  I'm now off to Africa for a month starting today... Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa! Very excited! 

All photos are here for you to share, use as wallpapers or whatever! Have fun! See the full Burning Man album (all ultra hi-rez) at http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Burning-Man-Page 

Wondering about taking photos and the "dust problem" at Burning Man? I wrote a blog post here: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2014/09/11/burning-man-and-the-dust/ (A common question I get on almost every photo!)

And thanks again for all the comments — I read them all but don't always have time to respond... my apologies!___Gorgeous photography

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2014-09-14 13:45:36 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Fall is in the air in DC. Crisp, cool morning. Hints of color on the trees. Pumpkins & chrysanthemums on the street.

Fall is in the air in DC. Crisp, cool morning. Hints of color on the trees. Pumpkins & chrysanthemums on the street.___

2014-09-14 13:25:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Headed home to watch the local ABC News affiliate government affairs show. Channel details here, if you're in the area: http://www.wjla.com/news/government-matters/

I wonder what DC viewers will make of my perspective on on my rulemaking and participatory democracy. Online archive should be up within 24 hours or so.

Headed home to watch the local ABC News affiliate government affairs show. Channel details here, if you're in the area: http://www.wjla.com/news/government-matters/

I wonder what DC viewers will make of my perspective on on my rulemaking and participatory democracy. Online archive should be up within 24 hours or so.___

2014-09-13 19:16:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Anti-dystopianism
"In the 1950s we could see that we have a rocket and if we build a bigger rocket, we could go to the Moon. But with advances in nanotechnology and IT, there are many imponderable outcomes. It is easier to predict a gloomy one. But that has led to lazy, derivative, predictable stories, especially on television and in movies.."— +Neal Stephenson http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7517/full/513170a.html #scifi #scifact #science cc +David Brin +Bruce Sterling 

Anti-dystopianism
"In the 1950s we could see that we have a rocket and if we build a bigger rocket, we could go to the Moon. But with advances in nanotechnology and IT, there are many imponderable outcomes. It is easier to predict a gloomy one. But that has led to lazy, derivative, predictable stories, especially on television and in movies.."— +Neal Stephenson http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7517/full/513170a.html #scifi #scifact #science cc +David Brin +Bruce Sterling ___

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2014-09-12 18:05:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

The Newseum roof deck remains a great spot to write on a perfect early fall day. 

The Newseum roof deck remains a great spot to write on a perfect early fall day. ___

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2014-09-12 16:06:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Enjoying a conversation on open data & APIs at the Newseum http://bit.ly/1oUo5Rs #API360 #opengov

Enjoying a conversation on open data & APIs at the Newseum http://bit.ly/1oUo5Rs #API360 #opengov___

2014-09-11 23:58:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Flooded with 740,000 #netneutrality comments, the @FCC asked advocates to email them open data http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/#update #opengov

Flooded with 740,000 #netneutrality comments, the @FCC asked advocates to email them open data http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/#update #opengov___

2014-09-11 23:26:18 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Flooded with 740,000 #netneutrality comments, the FCC asked advocates to email them open data http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/#update #opengov

Flooded with 740,000 #netneutrality comments, the FCC asked advocates to email them open data http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/#update #opengov___

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2014-09-11 18:24:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

"New fossil evidence published Thursday in Science: the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is breaking records left and right. It's now the largest predatory dinosaur to have ever roamed the planet — nearly 10 feet longer than the largest T. rex specimen."  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/09/11/first-ever-evidence-of-a-swimming-shark-eating-dinosaur 

"New fossil evidence published Thursday in Science: the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is breaking records left and right. It's now the largest predatory dinosaur to have ever roamed the planet — nearly 10 feet longer than the largest T. rex specimen."  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/09/11/first-ever-evidence-of-a-swimming-shark-eating-dinosaur ___

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2014-09-11 15:49:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

No more print versions of Vibe Magazine http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/09/8552208/spin-media-lays-19-kills-emvibeem-print-edition or Macworld: http://9to5mac.com/2014/09/10/idg-shutters-macworld-magazine-much-of-the-editorial-staff-let-go/ 

Both outlets will keep publishing online.

No more print versions of Vibe Magazine http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/09/8552208/spin-media-lays-19-kills-emvibeem-print-edition or Macworld: http://9to5mac.com/2014/09/10/idg-shutters-macworld-magazine-much-of-the-editorial-staff-let-go/ 

Both outlets will keep publishing online.___

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2014-09-11 13:56:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Still going back and forth about total comments stimulated and submitted, but yesterday's Internet Slowdown Day appears to have generated 1,000 calls/hour to Congress & 20,000 Net Neutrality comments/hour to the FCC: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/

Still going back and forth about total comments stimulated and submitted, but yesterday's Internet Slowdown Day appears to have generated 1,000 calls/hour to Congress & 20,000 Net Neutrality comments/hour to the FCC: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/___

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2014-09-11 04:31:10 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 76 +1s) 

Amazing shot

The September 11th memorial #TributeInLight  as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier this evening. #NYC  

http://500px.com/photo/82871079/the-september-11th-memorial-tribute-in-light-new-york-city-by-anthony-quintano?from=user_library___Amazing shot

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2014-09-11 02:13:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Breathtaking picture of the annual Tribute in Light in New York City, as tweeted by @GaryHershorn: http://t.co/sexUAAluN5 

Breathtaking picture of the annual Tribute in Light in New York City, as tweeted by @GaryHershorn: http://t.co/sexUAAluN5 ___

2014-09-11 02:01:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Meet the Press did a Q&A on Facebook with Chuck Todd tonight, where he answered questions about the President's speech on Iraq and ISIS -- and Todd got to a lot: https://www.facebook.com/MeetThePress/posts/10152726390492871 Nested replies with highlighted answers are working well for this reader. Adopting and adapting the AMA format from Reddit looks like a win.

Meet the Press did a Q&A on Facebook with Chuck Todd tonight, where he answered questions about the President's speech on Iraq and ISIS -- and Todd got to a lot: https://www.facebook.com/MeetThePress/posts/10152726390492871 Nested replies with highlighted answers are working well for this reader. Adopting and adapting the AMA format from Reddit looks like a win.___

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2014-09-11 01:16:55 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Interesting: +The New York Times streamed President +Barack Obama's live address to the nation on its +YouTube  channel: Obama ISIS Speech on 9/10/14: Outlining a Battle Plan | The New York Times and then embedded it on its homepage. Had 1904 watching at the end, per display. 

Interesting: +The New York Times streamed President +Barack Obama's live address to the nation on its +YouTube  channel: Obama ISIS Speech on 9/10/14: Outlining a Battle Plan | The New York Times and then embedded it on its homepage. Had 1904 watching at the end, per display. ___

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2014-09-11 00:47:26 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s) 

On #InternetSlowdown Day, the Federal Communications Commission received 111,449+ new public comments on its proposal: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/ 

According to the FCC, by 6 PM ET the agency saw 111,449 new public comments added to the already record-setting total, with some 41,173 filed into the 14-28 docket of the FCC’s website since and another 70,286 sent to the openinternet@fcc.gov inbox, setting a new high water mark of some 1,515,144 to date, with more yet to come. 

For context, that means there have been 409,522 reply comments filed since July 18, with five days left in the reply comment period, with more than one quarter of them coming in a single day, today. 

The FCC will host a public Open Internet roundtable discussion on September 16, the day after the period closes.Acco... more »

On #InternetSlowdown Day, the Federal Communications Commission received 111,449+ new public comments on its proposal: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/09/11/internet-slowdown-day-sends-over-111000-new-comments-on-net-neutrality-to-fcc/ 

According to the FCC, by 6 PM ET the agency saw 111,449 new public comments added to the already record-setting total, with some 41,173 filed into the 14-28 docket of the FCC’s website since and another 70,286 sent to the openinternet@fcc.gov inbox, setting a new high water mark of some 1,515,144 to date, with more yet to come. 

For context, that means there have been 409,522 reply comments filed since July 18, with five days left in the reply comment period, with more than one quarter of them coming in a single day, today. 

The FCC will host a public Open Internet roundtable discussion on September 16, the day after the period closes. According to an analysis of the first 800,000 public comments by the Sunlight Foundation, less than 1 percent of the submissions were clearly opposed to net neutrality.

I'll have more on all this in my next column.___

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2014-09-11 00:04:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

What do you think of the changes to Google Voice?

google voice calling, sms and voicemail—now available in hangouts

earlier today we announced free voice calls from hangouts, making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with loved ones (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html). but that’s not all :) our update also includes some improvements for our passionate (and patient) google voice users:

1. calling. when you call someone from hangouts, it’ll now come from your google voice number. and when someone calls you, you can answer from hangouts too.

2. sms. you can now send and receive your google voice sms messages from the hangouts app.

3. voicemail. google voice voicemails can now appear in hangouts as part of your ongoing conversations. either read the transcriptions, or play them inline!

these features will be activated a few days after we complete today’s rollout. so grab the new version of hangouts when it’s available (v2.3, http://goo.gl/v7FTL), and install the accompanying dialer to turn on voice calls (http://goo.gl/tRaJpm). ios only supports google voice calling for now, but sms and voicemail support are coming soon.

hangouts remains the future of google voice (http://goo.gl/WVVFN0), so we’re going to keep bringing the most-loved google voice features into the core hangouts experience. (don’t worry: your google voice number won't change.) in the meantime make a free call on us, and enjoy today’s updates!


#googleplusupdate   #hangouts  ___What do you think of the changes to Google Voice?

2014-09-11 00:03:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

I think a lot about this, given my work, life and the nearly 15 month old daughter who wants to get her hands on our iPhones like few other things. (Milk & her parents themselves still trump mobile devices, for now.) In another contexts, I've looked at how doctors handle end-of-life care for themselves and family. Should we all be taking a page from how the technology executives Nick Bilton talked to are raising their children and severely limit their screen time?
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html

I'd like to hear your approach and rationale, but will add a caveat before you share, if you're a parent: I plan to write about this and may well quote comments on the public update.

I think a lot about this, given my work, life and the nearly 15 month old daughter who wants to get her hands on our iPhones like few other things. (Milk & her parents themselves still trump mobile devices, for now.) In another contexts, I've looked at how doctors handle end-of-life care for themselves and family. Should we all be taking a page from how the technology executives Nick Bilton talked to are raising their children and severely limit their screen time?
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html

I'd like to hear your approach and rationale, but will add a caveat before you share, if you're a parent: I plan to write about this and may well quote comments on the public update.___

2014-09-10 20:18:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

+Google bought +Lift Labs http://t.co/TYYS3oxJnd https://plus.google.com/116899029375914044550/posts/GWBDSf8KkcV Spoon helps Parkinson's patients eat Lift Labs Launch Video

+Google bought +Lift Labs http://t.co/TYYS3oxJnd https://plus.google.com/116899029375914044550/posts/GWBDSf8KkcV Spoon helps Parkinson's patients eat Lift Labs Launch Video___

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2014-09-10 17:57:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

More context on the need for open identifiers for businesses:  http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/09/10/recovery-gov-dumps-duns-highlighting-need-for-open-entity-ids/ <- This is going to come up with DATA Act implementation.

More context on the need for open identifiers for businesses:  http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/09/10/recovery-gov-dumps-duns-highlighting-need-for-open-entity-ids/ <- This is going to come up with DATA Act implementation.___

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2014-09-10 17:56:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Either Congress needs to rewrite the Federal Acquisition Regulation or move to create open identity numbers for businesses that work with government, as opposed to (expensive) DUNS numbers. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/09/10/recovery-gov-dumps-duns-highlighting-need-for-open-entity-ids/ Maybe both.

Either Congress needs to rewrite the Federal Acquisition Regulation or move to create open identity numbers for businesses that work with government, as opposed to (expensive) DUNS numbers. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/09/10/recovery-gov-dumps-duns-highlighting-need-for-open-entity-ids/ Maybe both.___

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2014-09-10 17:06:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

The National Federation of the Blind filed a federal civil rights suit vs Uber: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/10/uber-sued-for-allegedly-refusing-rides-to-the-blind-and-putting-a-dog-in-the-trunk 

NFB says drivers denied rides to blind more than 30 times, violating the ADA. The alleged case of an X driver putting a service animal in the trunk and lying about it to the blind passenger is deeply upsetting. 

In a statement to the San Francisco Examiner, Uber said its policy is to terminate drivers who refuse to transport service animals: “The Uber app is built to expand access to transportation options for all, including users with visual impairments and other disabilities." http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lawsuit-alleges-uber-discriminates-against-blind-passengers-with-service-dogs/Content?oid=2895322

According to the Post, however,Ube... more »

The National Federation of the Blind filed a federal civil rights suit vs Uber: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/10/uber-sued-for-allegedly-refusing-rides-to-the-blind-and-putting-a-dog-in-the-trunk 

NFB says drivers denied rides to blind more than 30 times, violating the ADA. The alleged case of an X driver putting a service animal in the trunk and lying about it to the blind passenger is deeply upsetting. 

In a statement to the San Francisco Examiner, Uber said its policy is to terminate drivers who refuse to transport service animals: “The Uber app is built to expand access to transportation options for all, including users with visual impairments and other disabilities." http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lawsuit-alleges-uber-discriminates-against-blind-passengers-with-service-dogs/Content?oid=2895322

According to the Post, however, Uber allegedly has told passengers that the ridesharing service "can't control what drivers do because they are independent contractors." 

This all reminds me of arguments regarding liability of drivers in accidents, and of a cab company and its insurer here in DC refusing to compensate me after an "independent contractor" driving one of its vehicles hit and injured my dog. 

I believe this came up months ago, when allegations about Uber vehicles not accommodating blind passengers with service animals started swirling. If a business provides a place of public accommodation, the ADA applies -- and if Uber and Lyft end up being primary platforms for transportation around cities, connecting drivers, cabs and cars to the demand of customers, this case could turn out to be an important precedent.___

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2014-09-10 16:55:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Is improving trust in government a better goal than "openness?"
https://manypossibilities.net/2014/06/the-morality-of-openness/

+Steve Song: "real Open Government is a cultural issue not a data issue.  I worry that the disproportionate focus on datasets will distract from the harder challenge of building a culture of openness.  I can’t help but wonder whether Open Government Data is a symptom of Open Government and not the other way around.  Of course it is a bidirectional relationship but perhaps it only becomes bidirectional when there is a sufficient level of cultural openness in government.

This may be less of a worry in the G8 nations where there is a reasonably robust civil society to advocate for openness but for countries without that luxury, a focus on Open Government Data may not bring about the desired results."

#opengov  #open... more »

Is improving trust in government a better goal than "openness?"
https://manypossibilities.net/2014/06/the-morality-of-openness/

+Steve Song: "real Open Government is a cultural issue not a data issue.  I worry that the disproportionate focus on datasets will distract from the harder challenge of building a culture of openness.  I can’t help but wonder whether Open Government Data is a symptom of Open Government and not the other way around.  Of course it is a bidirectional relationship but perhaps it only becomes bidirectional when there is a sufficient level of cultural openness in government.

This may be less of a worry in the G8 nations where there is a reasonably robust civil society to advocate for openness but for countries without that luxury, a focus on Open Government Data may not bring about the desired results."

#opengov   #opendata   #ogp  cc +Open Government Partnership ___

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2014-09-10 16:41:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

A lot of people covering the iPhone 6, payment system and the Apple Watch have ended up reported on what Apple has told them, what they saw on stage and what the largest tech company in the world published on its website. There's a lot there, but there are still significant holes in our basic understanding about important features of that new wearable computer, from its battery life to storage capacity to screen resolution to how it actually feels to wear and be nudged by this intensely personal object over time, as Apple CEO Tim Cook called it, to how much the things cost. (Fair bet that the 18K gold "Edition" version won't be cheap.)

Unlike most mere mortals assigned to cover Apple's big news, who couldn't get hands-on to try to answer any of these questions, David Pogue was given special access to both the watch and to a briefing for Apple. (He still didn't get... more »

A lot of people covering the iPhone 6, payment system and the Apple Watch have ended up reported on what Apple has told them, what they saw on stage and what the largest tech company in the world published on its website. There's a lot there, but there are still significant holes in our basic understanding about important features of that new wearable computer, from its battery life to storage capacity to screen resolution to how it actually feels to wear and be nudged by this intensely personal object over time, as Apple CEO Tim Cook called it, to how much the things cost. (Fair bet that the 18K gold "Edition" version won't be cheap.)

Unlike most mere mortals assigned to cover Apple's big news, who couldn't get hands-on to try to answer any of these questions, David Pogue was given special access to both the watch and to a briefing for Apple. (He still didn't get any hard news on many of the countst.) As one of the most influential consumer tech columnists on the planet, this is not a major surprise to me. I'm keeping an eye out for a review from Walt Mossberg soon, the only tech journalist whose impression, review and opinion I'd guess exceeds Mr. Pogue's in the both eyes of consumers and Apple itself.)

Here's what else Pogue can tell us about the watch that Apple didn't, at least directly: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-watch-update-more-details-and-hands-on-97091024129.html

It's not much, but:

*It's water-resistant but not waterproof. Pogue: Sweating, wearing it in the rain, washing your hands, or cooking with it are fine. Take it off before you swim or get in the shower, though." (Otterbox is going to be faced with a great design challenge designing waterproof housing for athletes, extreme & otherwise.)

*You’ll (probably) be able to load apps onto Apple watch from an iPhone, which is required to manage the wee wearable. Carrying over the "folder" metaphor from the original Mac OS & other iOS devices, users can rearrange and organize apps into clusters, which then display as clusters on the watch screen. Magnification and drilling down into nested menus and functions is a key pain point on a 1.5 or 1.7 inches screen. 

*There's a “Ping My Phone” button on the watch: finally, another way to find the darn thing. (I hope there's a "Ping my Watch" function in iOS 8.)

Pogue's observations on the utility of the "digital crown" -- AKA watch dial -- to navigate is notable, at least to me: one of the key features of iOS devices is the "home" button, which I've observed both toddlers and seniors find immensely useful. I Even populations that aren't literate can and do use that design. Spinning and pressing a dial, along with swiping and tapping a screen, is the kind of intuitive, universal navigation that other "smart watches" haven't quite succeeding in delivering. If Apple can pull if off, they might have an enduring hit.___

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2014-09-10 16:29:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

In 2010, I asked Julius Genachowski, then the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, about what "reasonable network management" meant and whether leaving wireless broadband connections out of the Open Internet rules was a problematic omission. http://gov20.govfresh.com/what-the-new-fcc-open-internet-rules-could-mean-for-net-neutrality/ 

Four years later, his successor at the agency, Tom Wheeler, has suggested that the FCC's Open Internet rules -- sometimes described under the rubric of network neutrality by advocates -- should apply to wireless networks. As +Gautham Nagesh  has noted, this a notable development. 

(Editor's note: If you're even a little bit interested in this issue, make sure to follow & read Mr. Nagesh.)

In 2010, I asked Julius Genachowski, then the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, about what "reasonable network management" meant and whether leaving wireless broadband connections out of the Open Internet rules was a problematic omission. http://gov20.govfresh.com/what-the-new-fcc-open-internet-rules-could-mean-for-net-neutrality/ 

Four years later, his successor at the agency, Tom Wheeler, has suggested that the FCC's Open Internet rules -- sometimes described under the rubric of network neutrality by advocates -- should apply to wireless networks. As +Gautham Nagesh  has noted, this a notable development. 

(Editor's note: If you're even a little bit interested in this issue, make sure to follow & read Mr. Nagesh.)___

2014-09-10 15:38:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

“Health data stored by patients in apps is typically not protected by federal health privacy laws, although some apps may be covered by state privacy laws, so historically consumers using these apps were protected to the extent the app vendors abided by any promises made in their licensing agreements or privacy policies,” said Deven McGraw, a health care attorney for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=BF0CE0AC-11B3-41CF-BF97-04323536C9F8

"Labor Day evening, the company announced that its developer guidelines for HealthKit had a new provision: Those working with HealthKit were banned from storing information in iCloud. Apple posted that and other strict new guidelines just as the celebrity hacking scandal was breaking.
https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/...

HealthKit will be used in research and applications bythe... more »

“Health data stored by patients in apps is typically not protected by federal health privacy laws, although some apps may be covered by state privacy laws, so historically consumers using these apps were protected to the extent the app vendors abided by any promises made in their licensing agreements or privacy policies,” said Deven McGraw, a health care attorney for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=BF0CE0AC-11B3-41CF-BF97-04323536C9F8

"Labor Day evening, the company announced that its developer guidelines for HealthKit had a new provision: Those working with HealthKit were banned from storing information in iCloud. Apple posted that and other strict new guidelines just as the celebrity hacking scandal was breaking.
https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/...

HealthKit will be used in research and applications by the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and electronic health records vendor Epic. Eventually, data from the sensors in HealthKit and other apps could be integrated into health care in a major way. But Apple said information stored in HealthKit will not be sold to data brokers — which is how most apps make their money."___

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2014-09-10 13:38:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

A cynical outlook may be detrimental to our mental health as we age. 

A cynical outlook may be detrimental to our mental health as we age. ___

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2014-09-10 12:47:00 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s) 

REPORTS: Microsoft close to buying the maker of Minecraft: http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-near-deal-to-buy-minecraft-1410300213?mobile=y for $2B: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/microsoft-said-near-2-billion-deal-for-minecraft-maker.html

REPORTS: Microsoft close to buying the maker of Minecraft: http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-near-deal-to-buy-minecraft-1410300213?mobile=y for $2B: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/microsoft-said-near-2-billion-deal-for-minecraft-maker.html___

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