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Robert Scoble5,763,236Join Robert Scoble and Shel Israel for the launch of their new book, Age of Context, which is about how sensors, wearable computers, machine learning, social, and location data are changing our world, our privacy, and bringing us highly assistive and personalized products and services.Everyone is invited. To RSVP, please visit EventBrite at http://ageofcontext.eventbrite.com/Age of Context Book Launch with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel2013-11-07 18:00:0083 

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5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400104
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Adam Roberts7,595Here are some cool people to #circle   on #GooglePlus  -  If you want adding to the next shared circle, then please add the circle, comment, share, and +1 the post.    I'll be promoting someones social accounts, every time, I share one of my circles.In this circle, I'm promoting +Jen Schubert, Jen is a lego engineer in the STEM world, she teaches kids how to do cool stuff with lego :-)Please, follow all of her social accounts.Twitter:      https://twitter.com/sillyauntjenFacebook: https://facebook.com/sillyauntjenPinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sillyauntjenGoogle+:   +Jen Schubert  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles +Shared Circles +Share Your Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Circle Distribution +Team Circle Share +Share My Circle 2014-05-06 09:51:20153649
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214
Andrey Mashnich106,092Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!This is a Social Circle....  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-29 01:46:17499461982
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
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
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'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
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
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
Rob Salzman18,074This circle is the third of four containing people who've commented on content I share.  They make my stream come alive with compelling, interesting discussions.  If you want your stream to be active, you won't do better then including them.   Fair warning:  Some of these people are willing to take a stand that may be different then those I'd take.  :)2013-02-01 18:25:26500315
Rob Salzman16,639Friday Circle Share:  This is the third of three circles that contains the people who make my streams come alive.  These are the passionate, witty, intellegent people who comment.   I may not agree with them, but I always learn somthing from them.  Fair warning.  Not everyone in this circle is a leftie.  :)2012-12-28 23:07:58459305
Peg Fitzpatrick8,940Looking for some fantastic people to circle?This is the Pluserati circle and includes +P E Sharpe +Jaana Nyström +Guy Kawasaki +Rodney Pike +Jessica Northey +Geoff Livingston and many more. Here's the Pluserati page on Alltop http://pluserati.alltop.com/Hope you enjoy and share! #Pluserati #CircleShare #circlesharing   #CircleoftheDay2012-12-27 17:10:0111010212
Bob Mulholland12,616Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware #InternetFreedom #SharedCircle Part 2 of 2With the impending #Anonymous day of action tomorrow #PM2012, here's a Circle of people who care about internet freedom.+1 or share to be added.2012-12-20 18:52:32395646
Bob Mulholland12,239#InternetFreedom #SharedCircle [Part 2 of 2]+1 to be added. I don't notify anymore, but all #InternetFreedom related posts have this added:Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware 2012-12-04 15:16:29395626
Ivonne García423This is my Geeks CirclePeople who share great content that only matters to us, technology geeks and people interested in the latest advances. :D Enjoy! #sharedcircle   #circles   #tech   #technology   #geeks   #geekcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-01 17:28:23332314
Peg Fitzpatrick6,982Happy #CircleShareSunday I'd like to share the #Pluserati circle. You can find them on Alltop here: http://pluserati.alltop.com/ Some people on the list: +Jaana Nyström +Mike Elgan +Amanda Blain +Guy Kawasaki +Thomas Hawk a great circle to follow for great content all the time on Google+.2012-11-04 14:56:52106537
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
RaMGoN GaLLaGHeR1,483            === Social Media Circle ===#sharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworks   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleday   #saturdaynightlight  2012-10-13 21:51:21498104
Ryan Ostendorf534This is my Independents circle.  Mostly Libertarian with a sprinkling of other 3rd partiers and those who do not fit under other political affiliations.Let me know if I've missed you or miscategorized you.Note: You might see shares you find offensive if you circle everyone here.  This circle is minimally curated on purpose.  You have been warned.2012-10-08 21:46:202051527
Bob Mulholland9,885#InternetFreedom #CircleShare #SharedCircles  Part 2 of 2+1 the post to be included, +1 my first comment to also be notified (although these types of posts are becoming less and less common)2012-10-01 03:05:38400227
Joe Martinez30,450Best of the Best on Google+ -- September 2012 Version!Another amazing circle of awesomeness! These are by far some of the best people and pages to follow on Google+! You won't find such a unique and mixed group as these! Make sure to add the circle or share it! This is perfect for any of you who are new and looking for great people to add! You got amazingly fantastic people like +Tiffany Henry, +Krystyn Chong, +Daria Musk, +Denise De La Vega, +Christopher Lira, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Gary Whitta, +Gabriel Guzman, +Hugo Seijas, +Amanda Blain, +Jaana Nyström, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Bobak Ferdowsi, +Mark Smith, +Stacy Frazer, +Derek Ross, +2012-09-15 07:08:00501372747
Thomas Power32,090some great people to get to know worldwide in this Circle feel free to share2012-09-12 13:56:1650110220
Alister Macintyre9,520Here is my circle of people who like to (and have demonstrated capability of) having a civilized conversation about Current Events from a Progressive point of view.2012-09-11 06:05:57252533
Hillel Fuld31,879Circle These Awesome Tech Folks!I am always looking for interesting people to circle here so if you have any suggestions for people or circles, leave em in the comments below. Meanwhile, enjoy this circle I created over a few months!2012-08-26 11:10:211778211
Peg Fitzpatrick4,772I would love to share my favorite circle with you: the Pluserati! Please circle, share & enjoy!This group can also be followed on Alltop ~~>> http://pluserati.alltop.com/ #PluseratiThis is a group of active, fantastic Google+kins who provide value to the Google+ community everyday.New to the list:+Amanda Blain +Jessica Northey +Terri Nakamura +Reg Saddler +Catherine Faas +Connie Reece In the words of +Guy Kawasaki, if you ask to be on the list, you aren't worthy to be on the list.  #EvanG+2012-08-08 23:53:34106824
Kurt Smith530Quality Circle ShareHere's a quality group of Plussers to circle. There are some active posters in here and many whom will circle you back. #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-08-07 00:19:0778305
Alexander Becker10,021As part of a pattern-analyzing experiment, and to examine the origins of "relevance," I am sharing my Top 99 circleSome observations —Robert Scoble is in my top 99, for no apparent reasons other than I circled him. "Relevance" does seem to come for people or pages I never interacted with apart from leaving the occasional +1. Also, mentioning someone repeatedly seems to increase relevance, for me, e.g. +Project Glass . Interestingly, mentioning without even having visited the Project Glass page is enough to make it relevant for me. While this makes sense, since I've written about it repeatedly, I can see a strong vector to game relevance this way.+Moritz Tolxdorff  and +Amanda Blain  deserve the credit for this endeavour —Want to create your own?► Click circles on the tab on the right► Make sure relevance is selected (default)► Select the top 99 users. (Drag a box around them)► Drag the whole group to "drop here to create new circle"► The new circle will open up. Make sure its 99 and adjust it if needed► Share it and use the hashtag #top99  and #sharedcircles   #top99   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  +Shared Circles on G+    +Nothing but Circles   +Public Circles   +CircleCount  +Full Circle If you got notified you are one of the 99 :-)2012-07-26 08:30:569934029
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-IdiotsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as 75 Non-Ghosts2012-07-25 01:43:317521327
Doug McCloud3,794Here is my #top99 #sharedcircles   - I'm sure everyone's list will differ than mine, but that's part of the fun!!2012-07-25 00:37:11100403
Chris Cota0Hybrid Circle - #snowballeffect   #nothingbutcircles  Cool G+ Chicks! Circle them! from +Michelle Marie  and  "Social Media Peeps" from +Scott Ayres  #sharedcirclessharedacirclewithyou   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  #livewelllaughoftenlovemuch  2012-07-20 21:19:52293012
Bob Mulholland7,562Sorry it's been a couple weeks, but Melissa is going to have the baby any day now and my focus now needs to be offline most of the time.After Zane has been born, my posts will become regular again.#InternetFreedom   #CircleShare  [part 2 of 2]Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware+1 if you want in+1 my first comment if you also want notifications.#InformActShareStayAware  2012-07-17 17:17:024058214
Lamar Jamieson0Quite an interesting circle. You will find here a great variety of people. From artists, writers and photographers to business people. Please add & share!2012-07-04 12:30:44190717
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
Bob Mulholland7,105#InternetFreedom   #CircleShare   [PART 2 OF 2]A Circle of people who care about internet freedom.+1 this post if you aren't in thie Circle yet and you want to be.+1 my first comment if you also want to be notified when I share Internet Freedom related posts.2012-06-29 19:18:23406216

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2014-09-29 01:34:54 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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Ubuntu gurus:

In Ubuntu 14.04, running an external monitor off my Thinkpad in clamshell mode (laptop is closed), my mouse frequently gets very sluggish & jittery. I'll move the mouse physically and the response is delayed, and it takes some work to point correctly. (This happened with 2 laptops, a T430s and T440s, the former running 14.04 in 32-bit mode and the latter in 64-bit mode.)

I haven't seen anything in Ubuntu bugs that hints at what might be going on. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: So I had another laptop (open, doing other things) on top of the one that was causing the problems. Apparently, as commenters suggested, the weight was causing the closed one to push on the trackpoint (red nub), which was kind of arguing with my mouse movements externally -- because when I removed the other laptop the sluggish behavior stopped. Not totally... more »

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2014-07-17 04:13:26 (17 comments, 22 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Uh...Google Glass?

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2014-07-17 04:13:26 (17 comments, 22 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Uh...Google Glass?

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2014-10-08 16:06:11 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Ubuntu Linux gurus -- help needed:

I was mucking around with my display/compiz settings and now have a desktop that doesn't work right at all. There's no menu bar. I can only start applications from the command line, and they appear with no menus (and can't be dragged around the screen).

I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and wonder if there's a default Unity profile somewhere I can use to get this back to normal. Right now I'm backing up that machine just in case I have to do a full reinstall, which would drive me nuts.

Ideas?

Ubuntu Linux gurus -- help needed:

I was mucking around with my display/compiz settings and now have a desktop that doesn't work right at all. There's no menu bar. I can only start applications from the command line, and they appear with no menus (and can't be dragged around the screen).

I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and wonder if there's a default Unity profile somewhere I can use to get this back to normal. Right now I'm backing up that machine just in case I have to do a full reinstall, which would drive me nuts.

Ideas?___

2014-10-02 18:11:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Journalists & other media types: The Cronkite School at Arizona State University has two fantastic jobs available: Director of the Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau and Director of the Cronkite Digital Production Bureau.

Both are based in Phoenix.

Journalists & other media types: The Cronkite School at Arizona State University has two fantastic jobs available: Director of the Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau and Director of the Cronkite Digital Production Bureau.

Both are based in Phoenix.___

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2014-09-30 21:35:57 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

That's the glowing screens of mobile phones held aloft in the sea of #HongKong protesters. 

That's the glowing screens of mobile phones held aloft in the sea of #HongKong protesters. ___

2014-09-29 01:34:54 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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Ubuntu gurus:

In Ubuntu 14.04, running an external monitor off my Thinkpad in clamshell mode (laptop is closed), my mouse frequently gets very sluggish & jittery. I'll move the mouse physically and the response is delayed, and it takes some work to point correctly. (This happened with 2 laptops, a T430s and T440s, the former running 14.04 in 32-bit mode and the latter in 64-bit mode.)

I haven't seen anything in Ubuntu bugs that hints at what might be going on. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: So I had another laptop (open, doing other things) on top of the one that was causing the problems. Apparently, as commenters suggested, the weight was causing the closed one to push on the trackpoint (red nub), which was kind of arguing with my mouse movements externally -- because when I removed the other laptop the sluggish behavior stopped. Not totally... more »

UPDATED TWICE

Ubuntu gurus:

In Ubuntu 14.04, running an external monitor off my Thinkpad in clamshell mode (laptop is closed), my mouse frequently gets very sluggish & jittery. I'll move the mouse physically and the response is delayed, and it takes some work to point correctly. (This happened with 2 laptops, a T430s and T440s, the former running 14.04 in 32-bit mode and the latter in 64-bit mode.)

I haven't seen anything in Ubuntu bugs that hints at what might be going on. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: So I had another laptop (open, doing other things) on top of the one that was causing the problems. Apparently, as commenters suggested, the weight was causing the closed one to push on the trackpoint (red nub), which was kind of arguing with my mouse movements externally -- because when I removed the other laptop the sluggish behavior stopped. Not totally certain it's gone, but definite correlation!

Nope, that wasn't it -- the problem has reappeared. Sigh...___

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2014-09-18 21:20:23 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

So U2/Apple are working on "irresistible" new music format? In Slate I ponder what this means, and fear for the worst: a new DRM-ridden music system.

So U2/Apple are working on "irresistible" new music format? In Slate I ponder what this means, and fear for the worst: a new DRM-ridden music system.___

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2014-09-10 15:15:50 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

In the Guardian, I say today's symbolic Internet-slowdown protest is a good idea. But what if businesses threatened by the demise of net neutrality actually did slow it down in a targeted way -- starting with the FCC and Comcast's customers in Philadelphia?

In the Guardian, I say today's symbolic Internet-slowdown protest is a good idea. But what if businesses threatened by the demise of net neutrality actually did slow it down in a targeted way -- starting with the FCC and Comcast's customers in Philadelphia?___

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2014-08-30 18:38:52 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

It's been clear for some time now that home routers are ofter horribly insecure, largely due to manufacturers' total indifference to our privacy and security. The attached story is just the latest example.

My question: Is there any home router that has been made truly secure (at least as far as anyone can tell)?

It's been clear for some time now that home routers are ofter horribly insecure, largely due to manufacturers' total indifference to our privacy and security. The attached story is just the latest example.

My question: Is there any home router that has been made truly secure (at least as far as anyone can tell)?___

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2014-08-27 21:56:35 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

If you wanted proof that pervasive surveillance is chilling our freedom of expression, here you go. This is just one reason why our out-of-control law enforcement and spy services are a threat to the republic, not just a protector.

If you wanted proof that pervasive surveillance is chilling our freedom of expression, here you go. This is just one reason why our out-of-control law enforcement and spy services are a threat to the republic, not just a protector.___

2014-08-20 23:14:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Poynter Institute and the Cronkite School will launch an innovative online certificate program for adjunct faculty and others who teach journalism and mass communications classes at universities and colleges around the country.

The Poynter Institute and the Cronkite School will launch an innovative online certificate program for adjunct faculty and others who teach journalism and mass communications classes at universities and colleges around the country.___

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2014-08-19 14:22:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'll be joining host Carl Wolfson on XRAY.FM (KXRY) in Portland, Oregon, this morning at 8:30am to chat about citizen journalism, camera phones and more.

Update: Here's an archived version: https://soundcloud.com/carl-wolfson/carl-in-the-morning-tuesday-august-19-2014

I'll be joining host Carl Wolfson on XRAY.FM (KXRY) in Portland, Oregon, this morning at 8:30am to chat about citizen journalism, camera phones and more.

Update: Here's an archived version: https://soundcloud.com/carl-wolfson/carl-in-the-morning-tuesday-august-19-2014___

2014-08-18 22:33:09 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Very much looking forward to speaking at Highway Africa in early September.

Very much looking forward to speaking at Highway Africa in early September.___

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2014-08-18 21:43:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

If you're a fan of the John Rain series (as I am), this looks like fun.

http://deadline.com/2014/08/keanu-reeves-to-star-in-rain-tv-series-for-slingshot-global-media-820944/___If you're a fan of the John Rain series (as I am), this looks like fun.

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2014-08-18 20:27:35 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

California's farmers, industries are draining the aquifers -- and could destroy the state's future if they aren't stopped.

California's farmers, industries are draining the aquifers -- and could destroy the state's future if they aren't stopped.___

2014-08-18 01:27:53 (17 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Samsung has finally worn me down. They make good hardware, but their control-freakery rivals Apple.

Case in point: a recent OS update has absolutely locked the phone -- a Galaxy 3 (Spring) in my case -- in ways that prevent me from installing Cyanogenmod. The install appears to work, but no matter what I do it boots back into the factory ROM. Word on the Cyanogenmod site is that the Knox security package is doing this, and I'm now investigating ways to remove it.

I bought this phone used, at a good price. There's no chance whatever I'll buy anything new again from Samsung unless and until they stop treating users like captives.

Samsung has finally worn me down. They make good hardware, but their control-freakery rivals Apple.

Case in point: a recent OS update has absolutely locked the phone -- a Galaxy 3 (Spring) in my case -- in ways that prevent me from installing Cyanogenmod. The install appears to work, but no matter what I do it boots back into the factory ROM. Word on the Cyanogenmod site is that the Knox security package is doing this, and I'm now investigating ways to remove it.

I bought this phone used, at a good price. There's no chance whatever I'll buy anything new again from Samsung unless and until they stop treating users like captives.___

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2014-08-16 19:12:10 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

My latest in the Guardian: Turning "see something, say something" around on state abuses of liberties -- and how we can all do it now.

My latest in the Guardian: Turning "see something, say something" around on state abuses of liberties -- and how we can all do it now.___

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2014-08-14 23:21:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

This week, +The White House  launched the U.S. Digital Service. In this new feature, I deliver a lot of reporting and analysis regarding the new venture: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes I hope it's informative and illustrative of the huge challenge the U.S. faces in addressing what should be a core competency for government in the 21st century: delivering beautiful citizen-centric services using modern technology that are accessible to everyone on the platforms of today.

"At the end of the day, the agencies own the delivery of their services," said U.S. chief information officer +Steven VanRoekel  , who will oversee the USDS in OMB, in an interview. "They crave new approaches. They crave having people help them really be state of the art and come in at a low cost and high value, high output, and highl... more »

This week, +The White House  launched the U.S. Digital Service. In this new feature, I deliver a lot of reporting and analysis regarding the new venture: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes I hope it's informative and illustrative of the huge challenge the U.S. faces in addressing what should be a core competency for government in the 21st century: delivering beautiful citizen-centric services using modern technology that are accessible to everyone on the platforms of today.

"At the end of the day, the agencies own the delivery of their services," said U.S. chief information officer +Steven VanRoekel  , who will oversee the USDS in OMB, in an interview. "They crave new approaches. They crave having people help them really be state of the art and come in at a low cost and high value, high output, and high level of effectiveness. The engagement in the ramp-up stage, to get our minimally viable product team out there and work with these limited number of agencies, will really be on a one-on-one. They're asking for us more than we're asking to go into them and deploy this team on board. We have, right now, more demand for the service than we have supply. We have to be targeted for our ability to go out and work directly with them."

Much in the same way that the "trauma team" drove improvements to Healthcare.gov, the USDS will act like a consultancy, in terms of analyzing and helping to manage government IT projects and products better.

"I think the Digital Service will go in and work with agencies on identifying what level of capability does this agency have to deliver a great service," said VanRoekel. "What are the approaches they're using? What are different approaches should they be using? What sort of technologies and direction are they taking, from open data to open interfaces to utilizing open source where they can? Drive that into the solutions set. We're not staffing to the bandwidth where they would go in and then take over an effort and write the code, where they'd build this. The [USDS] is really about being a team of context-shifters."

In other words, 18F, Presidential Innovation Fellows and agency fellows, and contractors working with those agencies will build, deploy and maintain technology, while the USDS will strategically engage on certain projects to get ahead of potential failures. How that works remains to be seen.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Pete Souza]___

2014-08-12 17:22:55 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

 
Important job available: Amnesty International seeks Head of Digital Engagement.

I'm a huge fan of Amnesty's work, and hope if you're qualified for this you'll give it a shot. The application deadline is next week.

Please reshare.

 
Important job available: Amnesty International seeks Head of Digital Engagement.

I'm a huge fan of Amnesty's work, and hope if you're qualified for this you'll give it a shot. The application deadline is next week.

Please reshare.___

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2014-08-08 16:59:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Times' bias toward the A-List authors has been remarkable.

When it comes to Amazon and Hachette and all that, there’s just too much partisan posturing posing as journalism to tackle, and most of it Joe and I ignore. But in his latest New York Times blow job to big publishing, anti-Amazon activist David Streitfeld jumps so far over the shark that we had to mock his tendentiousness, which was excessive even by Streitfeldian standards...

http://barryeisler.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-york-times-david-streitfeld-jumps.html___The Times' bias toward the A-List authors has been remarkable.

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2014-08-08 11:26:42 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

Monkey selfie at Wikimania 2014. 

Eh, what? See: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110712/01182015052/monkeys-dont-do-fair-use-news-agency-tells-techdirt-to-remove-photos.shtml%C2%A0

Monkey selfie at Wikimania 2014. 

Eh, what? See: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110712/01182015052/monkeys-dont-do-fair-use-news-agency-tells-techdirt-to-remove-photos.shtml%C2%A0___

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2014-08-07 20:54:41 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

St. Pancras...

St. Pancras...___

2014-08-02 17:35:29 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I can't help contrasting the dedicated professionals caring for Ebola patients with the members of Congress who fiddle while the world burns. Politics is not an easy profession, but Congress -- the Republicans in particular -- seems bent on creating even more wreckage rather than improving anything.

I can't help contrasting the dedicated professionals caring for Ebola patients with the members of Congress who fiddle while the world burns. Politics is not an easy profession, but Congress -- the Republicans in particular -- seems bent on creating even more wreckage rather than improving anything.___

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2014-07-17 04:13:26 (17 comments, 22 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Uh...Google Glass?

Uh...Google Glass?___

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2014-07-09 00:58:46 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The greed of Big (and Little) Pharma knows no bounds. Now they're jacking up the prices of generic drugs to astronomical heights -- screwing the public once again.

The greed of Big (and Little) Pharma knows no bounds. Now they're jacking up the prices of generic drugs to astronomical heights -- screwing the public once again.___

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2014-07-08 03:57:45 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The U.S. government is cracking down on bankers, finally. Of course, they're not American bankers.

The U.S. government is cracking down on bankers, finally. Of course, they're not American bankers.___

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2014-07-07 21:52:10 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Just 20% of college students ever ask librarians for help finding information. Personally, I worship librarians...

Just 20% of college students ever ask librarians for help finding information. Personally, I worship librarians...___

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2014-07-06 04:52:31 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Good for the BBC, which plans to stop putting people who spout bogus science on the air. Let's hope this sticks.

Good for the BBC, which plans to stop putting people who spout bogus science on the air. Let's hope this sticks.___

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2014-07-06 04:31:58 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The NSA defines "foreign" as pretty much anyone it likes, as the Washington Post's latest Snowden bombshell explains.

Oh, and no shock at all, the government has been lying through its teeth about all this.

The NSA defines "foreign" as pretty much anyone it likes, as the Washington Post's latest Snowden bombshell explains.

Oh, and no shock at all, the government has been lying through its teeth about all this.___

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2014-07-06 01:40:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

In yet another case of Texas "justice" -- a wrongly convicted man finally set free after decades in prison. The usual misconduct -- suppressed evidence, etc. -- goes unpunished, of course.

In yet another case of Texas "justice" -- a wrongly convicted man finally set free after decades in prison. The usual misconduct -- suppressed evidence, etc. -- goes unpunished, of course.___

2014-07-05 19:11:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Ubuntu gurus, a question:

I have a new laptop, preloaded with Windows 7, and want to install Ubuntu next to it. I've shrunk the Win7 partition using GParted.

My question is whether I can encrypt the Linux partition and still be able to install the OS in the encrypted volume, getting the equivalent of full-disk encryption. Is there a way to do this?

Ubuntu gurus, a question:

I have a new laptop, preloaded with Windows 7, and want to install Ubuntu next to it. I've shrunk the Win7 partition using GParted.

My question is whether I can encrypt the Linux partition and still be able to install the OS in the encrypted volume, getting the equivalent of full-disk encryption. Is there a way to do this?___

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2014-07-05 16:56:48 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

What Larry Lessig and his team are doing is one of the most important initiatives in recent American history: They're trying to force some reform in a political system where money equals access and speech -- where, let's be clear, money buys the law.

They've passed a vital financial milestone. Now, as they note, comes the hard work.

What Larry Lessig and his team are doing is one of the most important initiatives in recent American history: They're trying to force some reform in a political system where money equals access and speech -- where, let's be clear, money buys the law.

They've passed a vital financial milestone. Now, as they note, comes the hard work.___

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2014-07-05 16:53:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The news media rely on advocates to do a lot of the reporting that ends up being part of journalism. Here's an example to come: The ACLU in Massachusetts has been investigating an egregious situation -- SWAT teams have been "semi-privatized" and are hiding their records from public inspection. This is beyond outrageous, and the ACLU has filed suit to get what should obviously be public records.

Look for news coverage when/if they pry loose the information. Too bad, in this case, that news organizations couldn't be bothered to do the work themselves.

The news media rely on advocates to do a lot of the reporting that ends up being part of journalism. Here's an example to come: The ACLU in Massachusetts has been investigating an egregious situation -- SWAT teams have been "semi-privatized" and are hiding their records from public inspection. This is beyond outrageous, and the ACLU has filed suit to get what should obviously be public records.

Look for news coverage when/if they pry loose the information. Too bad, in this case, that news organizations couldn't be bothered to do the work themselves.___

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2014-07-05 16:48:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

More than 2,400 people from 122 countries already signed up for this online course on Mobile Journalism. Sign up now. It's free and open to anyone. Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity offered by the Knight Center at the University of Texas.

More than 2,400 people from 122 countries already signed up for this online course on Mobile Journalism. Sign up now. It's free and open to anyone. Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity offered by the Knight Center at the University of Texas.___

2014-07-02 11:33:33 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Robert seems to think the choices are solely among the huge, centralized services. I wish he'd put some of his well-earned clout behind re-decentralizing the Internet, via projects like IndieWebCamp.com --

What will you miss when you quit Facebook?

(I'm linking to this from both Facebook and Twitter, so if you accuse me of pushing Facebook here I'll look at you strange).

+Chuq Von Rospach says in a few days he'll be leaving Facebook in a post on Facebook. Of course you have to be on Facebook to read this post: https://www.facebook.com/chuqui/posts/10152117353196881

I almost want to argue with him and get him not to leave, but I really won't lose that much. I'll still have him on Google+ and on Twitter, so I won't miss his bird photos anyway.

Instead, it made me think about what you WILL miss when you leave Facebook. So, let's go at it.

1. Filtered feed. Truth is this is a mixed bag. For me it's a HUGE deal because I have put thousands of hours into tuning my feed and I have many of the world's top technologists on Facebook. Even built a list of them on Facebook (VIPs): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150693687489655 and (Startup Entrepreneurs): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151307880744655 and (Startup Investors): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150896117899655  For me the feed on Facebook is dramatically better than the feed on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+. Yours might differ if you haven't put everyone onto lists and haven't put much time into engaging.

Now, you can get many of the same folks elsewhere, particularly on Twitter, where I have similar lists: (Tech VIPs): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/most-influential-in-tech (Tech Execs): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-company-executives (Tech Investors): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-investors (Tech Company Founders): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-company-founders.

But the feeds on Google+ and Twitter -- once you put in the work -- aren't even close to as good. Yes, you can minimize the noise by following a smaller number of people, but then you won't have completeness. If anything, if I quit Facebook I'd spend more time on Twitter, because the search and small size of messages, makes noise somewhat better. But not much. Today +Redgie Snodgrass announced he's quitting Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/redgsnodgrass/posts/10154323906030615

2. Facebook Messages. For me this would be the hardest part of quitting Facebook. Since nearly everyone in the industry is on Facebook, this is -- by far -- the most useful part of Facebook. Yeah, we could use other messengers, but here kicks in the network effect. Most of my friends don't regularly use Google Hangouts. So getting them to Google Hangouts would be very tough. My personal opinion is Messenger is better, too, particularly on mobile, but that's an opinion and one that could change, the same way I changed from being a Windows fan to being a Macintosh one. That said, I've gotten a LOT of business for Rackspace from Messenger messages, so that won't be easy to leave. Just seeing the thousands of friends who are online every day (they have a green dot next to them) demonstrates just how hard this would be to leave.

3. Facebook Events. Here, too, is a network effect lock in. I get TONS of personal event invites on Facebook (and have planned quite a few events here too). I have this integrated with my Google Calendar, as well. I find it to be the best place to plan the personal side of my life (and many professional events too). Could we replace this with Eventbrite or Google+ events? Yes, but again, those two aren't nearly as popular as Facebook. 

4. Family. Almost my entire family is on Facebook. 30 people in all. Only one isn't. Google+? Exactly the opposite. Until I can convince them all to use Google+ or some other service (nearly none are on Twitter) then it's gonna be very hard to leave Facebook. 

5a. Photos. Here is something I really wouldn't miss much about Facebook -- if everyone were to leave and go to Google+. Photos on Google+ look better, are sharper, and are bigger because Google+ optimizes for the large screens I use. Facebook optimizes for mobile screens everywhere, and photos look weak and anemic. Since Chuq's value mostly is posting bird photos (and automatically bringing Tweets into his Facebook, which REALLY SUCKS) he will really like this aspect of Google+. I'm shocked I haven't convinced my wife of this, though, yet, despite her loving sharing photos nearly every day at https://www.facebook.com/maryamie

5b. Photo tagging. On the other hand, I greatly will miss Facebook's photo tags. Why? Network effect again. Since nearly everyone is on Facebook, it's a LOT easier to tag people in photos. 

6. Notifications. I like Facebook's notifications better than Google+'s. I don't know why, gotta think about this more. Probably because the people I follow have a deeper emotional tie to me than those I have circled on Google+. UPDATE: Just took another look at this. Facebook has more content in its notifications, like photos, etc. More useful.

7. Groups. Facebook's groups have more people, more engagement, and overall better content in them. Now, that's a subjective judgment and I'm sure I will have hundreds of Google+'ers (not to mention people who use LinkedIn) commenting that that's not true. It is in the groups I'm most interested in, though, like autism support.

8. Search. Google+ and Twitter are way better here. I wouldn't miss Facebook's search at all. Well, except for one thing. When I meet people at conferences I ask for their Facebook name. Almost always I can find that on Facebook. Often I try on Google+ and Twitter and there it gets harder because often they aren't on those two services.

9. Publicness. Hey, if you are trying to build an audience and serve them, you better care about this. Google+ and Twitter can be viewed without logging in. Facebook? Nope. I won't miss that part of Facebook. Although the complaints have largely calmed down since nearly everyone is on Facebook. Yeah, yeah, I know, I'll get thousands of Google+ comments saying "I'm not on Facebook." Hi +Ryan Block !

10. Social hints. I find out about tons of things that are important to my closest friends because Facebook, on my Close Friends list, shows me stuff like "Ben Metcalfe liked this" or "Francine Hardaway commented on." Plus I get that kind of stuff from calendar events, etc. Not the same on Twitter or Google+, although Google+, over last year, has added some of that.

11. Privacy. Generally Google+ is better. The things I've tested, like messages to family group, or private messages to people on Messenger, have remained private. But Facebook changes its privacy often and people still don't understand when something is public or private (often they mark messages as private that they meant for public and I'm sure the reverse happens). Google+ is generally easier to figure out because of its Circle metaphor and because Google+ doesn't do social hints nearly as much (Facebook messages can "leak" to others due to engagement on those messages).

12. Completeness of profile. I like my Facebook profile better https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble because of app integration. You can see my Spotify, Quora, and other app usage, for instance. On the other hand, Google+ is easier to search.

13. Finding friends. Easier on Facebook both because nearly everyone is on it (Maryam's entire elementary school class from Tel Aviv in the 1970s is on Facebook, for instance) as well as most people give Facebook more data to find them. Things like schools and jobs, etc. 

14. Ads. I won't miss those, but I'm not adverse to ads. They help pay for the services I use. That said, I see LOTS of complaints that Facebook shows too many ads on feeds, etc. Google+ has none. Twitter has some here and there, like promoted tweets. Funny, someone complained to my boss about Rackspace's Public Tweets and he said "we're helping to pay for a service you love." Answer? "Oh, you got a point there."

15. Brands. I have a list of 2,811 startups on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151131074469655 I doubt I'd build that list on Twitter, the displays on Facebook are simply better. There's no way in hell I could do that on Google+ or LinkedIn, though. I have a similar list of big companies at https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151139643144655

16. Identity system. Facebook is the best and is most used by app developers. I've used it to sign in on HUNDREDS of apps. So, if I left Facebook I'd have to figure out how to get TONS of apps to work with a new identity system from, say, Google or Twitter. That is a HUGE amount of lockin for me.

Since there's lots of people on Google+ that have left Facebook, is there anything I missed? Or things I got wrong? (Even I can't keep up with all the changes on these social networks, when Google+ released three years ago Facebook didn't have some of these things, for instance).___Robert seems to think the choices are solely among the huge, centralized services. I wish he'd put some of his well-earned clout behind re-decentralizing the Internet, via projects like IndieWebCamp.com --

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2014-07-02 09:55:04 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

On the river...

On the river...___

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2014-07-01 21:03:24 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Yes, you're Facebook's lab rat, and you helped make it happen. But it's more complicated than that -- and it all comes back to who controls our communications (increasingly not us), as I say at Talking Points Memo.

Yes, you're Facebook's lab rat, and you helped make it happen. But it's more complicated than that -- and it all comes back to who controls our communications (increasingly not us), as I say at Talking Points Memo.___

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2014-07-01 13:14:07 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The re-centralization of our communications and commerce isn't just a net neutrality issue. It should also worry us that the payment systems, which are nearly unaccountable, act in capricious and political ways -- and we have little or no recourse.

The re-centralization of our communications and commerce isn't just a net neutrality issue. It should also worry us that the payment systems, which are nearly unaccountable, act in capricious and political ways -- and we have little or no recourse.___

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2014-06-25 15:53:01 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I'm speaking next week at the Deutsche Welle annual Global Media Conference in Germany. Here's a conversation I had with a member of their staff about whether journalists can be activists, and vice versa.

I'm speaking next week at the Deutsche Welle annual Global Media Conference in Germany. Here's a conversation I had with a member of their staff about whether journalists can be activists, and vice versa.___

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2014-06-24 20:28:14 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The "Hacking Team" sells surveillance malware. Here's a dive into what this slimy outfit does for governments that spy on their citizens. http://www.wired.com/2014/06/remote-control-system-phone-surveillance/

The "Hacking Team" sells surveillance malware. Here's a dive into what this slimy outfit does for governments that spy on their citizens. http://www.wired.com/2014/06/remote-control-system-phone-surveillance/___

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2014-06-24 14:33:04 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

In The Guardian, I say that even if the "right to be forgotten" is impractical (and potentially dangerous), we need to cut each other a lot of slack.

In The Guardian, I say that even if the "right to be forgotten" is impractical (and potentially dangerous), we need to cut each other a lot of slack.___

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2014-06-23 19:01:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The ScotusBlog is the first place I -- and countless others -- turn to for what's happening in the Supreme Court. The troglodytes who issue the court's press credentials are traditional media people (members of the Senate accreditation committee).

You've guessed it. they've denied ScotusBlog credentials to cover the court. In the proces they embarrassing the entire journalism craft.

The ScotusBlog is the first place I -- and countless others -- turn to for what's happening in the Supreme Court. The troglodytes who issue the court's press credentials are traditional media people (members of the Senate accreditation committee).

You've guessed it. they've denied ScotusBlog credentials to cover the court. In the proces they embarrassing the entire journalism craft.___

2014-06-22 21:35:06 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I have a Logitech "Anywhere MX" mouse that has developed an annoying problem -- double click on single button press. This is apparently a well-known flaw in the mouse that tends to appear after a while. The supposed fix is to take out the batteries and click/hold the buttons, but the problem reappears quickly.

So I'm looking for a new mouse from another vendor. What do folks recommend? (Feel free to repost this.)

I have a Logitech "Anywhere MX" mouse that has developed an annoying problem -- double click on single button press. This is apparently a well-known flaw in the mouse that tends to appear after a while. The supposed fix is to take out the batteries and click/hold the buttons, but the problem reappears quickly.

So I'm looking for a new mouse from another vendor. What do folks recommend? (Feel free to repost this.)___

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2014-06-20 15:01:45 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

It is beyond depressing to see this proposal for "improving coverage of mass shootings in America" --

It is beyond depressing to see this proposal for "improving coverage of mass shootings in America" --___

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2014-06-20 14:51:40 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

EFF, others are creating open wireless router that protects privacy? This is less contradictory than it sounds.

EFF, others are creating open wireless router that protects privacy? This is less contradictory than it sounds.___

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2014-06-20 01:09:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

By the bay...

By the bay...___

2014-06-18 19:45:16 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Well, Amazon's "Fire Phone" is easily the ultimate (so far) spy-on-the-customer device I've seen. The mobile industry is in a race to see who can persuade us to adopt the most invasive technology. I'm leaning more and more toward drastic countermeasures, which won't fully protect my privacy but will help.

Well, Amazon's "Fire Phone" is easily the ultimate (so far) spy-on-the-customer device I've seen. The mobile industry is in a race to see who can persuade us to adopt the most invasive technology. I'm leaning more and more toward drastic countermeasures, which won't fully protect my privacy but will help.___

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2014-06-18 18:13:32 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Watch the White House Maker Faire:

Watch the White House Maker Faire:___

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2014-06-18 16:57:05 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Thank you, Woz.

http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/12/steve-wozniak-to-the-fcc-keep-the-internet-free/68294/

Thank you, Woz.

http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/12/steve-wozniak-to-the-fcc-keep-the-internet-free/68294/___

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2014-06-16 20:37:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The neocons, who've rarely seen a war they wouldn't send other people's children to die in, are at it again. They have no shame.

The neocons, who've rarely seen a war they wouldn't send other people's children to die in, are at it again. They have no shame.___

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2014-06-16 19:38:24 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Here's Comcast's latest move to destroy any semblance of network neutrality. You can be sure this won't count against their data caps.

Here's Comcast's latest move to destroy any semblance of network neutrality. You can be sure this won't count against their data caps.___

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2014-06-16 14:48:21 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Arizona State University, where I teach part-time, has launched a pathbreaking partnership with Starbucks, which is offering its employees free college educations.

Arizona State University, where I teach part-time, has launched a pathbreaking partnership with Starbucks, which is offering its employees free college educations.___

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