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Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109CC G+
Jean Lotz1,397Here is my current circle of CARTOONISTS, comic novelists, comedic illustrators or whatever else they may call themselves.Please feel free to follow them and let me know if I've left anyone out who fits well into this circle.2014-02-20 16:41:21286101CC G+
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214CC G+
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 19:36:45198117CC G+
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
John Keith0Please share my #sharedcircles  in my Google+. #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplus   #paintingart  2013-07-09 04:05:02500101CC G+
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 03:33:49338135CC G+
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 01:34:13494123CC G+
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500715466CC G+
David Fuchs43,026Circle Name : What Hot And Recommended - 4-22-2012Date :  4-22-2013This Circle  :  Contains people on What's Hot And Recommended on Google+. It is started from scratch every week.Please Enjoy This Circle and Feel Free To Share.=================================================#circleshare    #sharedcircles    #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday    #circlesharing    #circleoftheday    #Circle   #Circles      #Public    #PublicCircle    #CircleShare   #CircleSharing  #SharePublicCircle    #QSC    #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday    #publicsharedcircles    #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday  #fullcircleshare    #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness      #awesomepeople    #awesomecircle   #awesome      #awesomesauce  #awesomeness   #awesomepeople    #sharedcircles    #sharedpubliccircles     #awesomesauce    #круг    #círculo      2013-04-22 17:37:1494726CC G+
Joel Glenn Wright898Top Google Engagers on Google+Here is a circle I am shared with the Top Google Engagers. Trust me, if you want to increase your Google #AuthorRank  , then you will definitely want interact with these guys and have them in your +Google+ Circles.So, Enjoy......................A Little Gift From Me TO All Of You2013-03-30 00:27:40101925CC G+
Euro Maestro44,196Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles      #top500      #ff      #euromaestrocircles     #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  Find out where you are on CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/The top photographers this week+Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  With the Google redesign this week, we were not able to make the changes necessary to fully incorporate category list. Stay tuned.  The top gplussers in Europehttp://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Canadahttp://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Chinahttp://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Finlandhttp://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Francehttp://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Germanyhttp://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Indiahttp://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in the UKhttp://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in the UShttp://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/Congrats to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. Congrats also to +Luke Mulvey who shot up in the rankings this week. Who are the top 50 in my country ?On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. Where am I or my friends on the list ?If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. How can I find the list durin2013-03-10 21:53:30260862586CC G+
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 16:15:55296516CC G+
Euro Maestro43,443Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles     #top500     #ff     #euromaestrocircles     #euromaestro     #weeklyreview  Find out where you are on CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/The top photographers this week+Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  Next week, I'll do a long list of photographers. If you want to be included, just tell me in the comments you want to be included in the photographers category.+Jason Joseph  is one of the great photographers that helps moderate Trey's photographer's community.  He has some amazing work and I understand that there will be some prints on sale next week. News from around the Google Plusverse !Google ends its #ifihadglass  campaignYou can read about it in TechCrunch but something tells me that +Derek Ross  and +Trey Ratcliff  were not too impressed by this posthttp://techcrunch.com/2013/02/28/youdidntgetglass-google-has-closed-registrations-for-their-ifihadglass-pre-order-ploy/The judge from the UK Samsung vs Apple case in the news, post by +Mike Elgan https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/iYNgzVNKEWf+Randy Hilarski and +Anabell araúz  a husband and wife team are number 1 and number 2 in Panama in terms of having the most followers. 2013-03-01 19:57:422301593396CC G+
Joe Martinez44,982Best of the Best on Google+ - February 2013 Shared CircleI did some major cutting, trimming, and added some fresh new faces! This circle is perfect to add if you are new to Google+ and want to follow people with fresh ideas, amazing photography, music that will make your ears happy, and some of the most thought provoking & fun people on Google+! Feel free to share and add these amazing people! Some of the wonderful people you'll meet in the circle share are: +Tiffany Henry, +Chris Pirillo, +Krystyn Chong, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Amanda Blain, +Daria Musk, +Chris Hadfield, +Renata Sherwin, +Trev Warth, +Casey McKinnon, +Muse TD, +Michelle Marie, +Marques Brownlee, +Philip Plait, +Mohamed Mansour, +Emily SiXx, +Hanae Kimura, 2013-02-28 06:40:0650137941CC G+
Euro Maestro42,940Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles    #top500    #ff    #euromaestrocircles    #euromaestro    #weeklyreview  Find out where you are on CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Europehttp://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/+Ali Adelstein Euro Maestro +Rinus Bakker  Mike Shaw +Paco Barranco  The top gplussers in Canadahttp://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/+Amanda Blain  +Denis Labelle  +Robert Armstrong  Darryl Van GaalRon CliffordThe top gplussers in Chinahttp://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/+变态辣椒  +William Long  The top gplussers in Finlandhttp://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/Mikko LagerstedtMikko Tyllinen+Jaana Nyström  The top gplussers in France+Euro Maestro  +Morgan Abbou  David Guetta The top gplussers in Germanyhttp://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/+Ali Adelstein  +Patrick Graber  Phillip SteuerCarston Knobloch+jan schellenberger  The top gplussers in Indiahttp://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/Kirthika MGayatri VantilluShailja Sharma+Rahul Roy  Sunidhi KapoorThe top gplussers in the UKhttp://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/+Mike Shaw   Alison ThurstonEmma WatsonKate Savage+April Summers  The top rapper+Soulja Boy The top gplussers in the UShttp://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/+Marques Brownlee  +Rosa Golijan  +Carter Gibson  +Wil Wheaton  +Nixie Pixel  The top 25 in the World1  Marques Brownlee  55k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  199 coms  249 shares  1323 likes2  Amanda Blain  2517k follow  1000 Engage  77 Edge  156 coms  183 shares  861 likes3  Rosa Golijan  857k follow  1000 Engage  83 Edge  143 coms  113 shares  675 likes4  Ali Adelstein  23k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  128 coms  152 shares  518 likes5  Euro Maestro  42k follow  1000 Engage  99 Edge  174 coms  96 shares  232 likes6  Neila Rey  34k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  223 coms  292 shares  1225 likes7  Rinus Bakker  53k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  284 coms  237 shares  1043 likes8  Malaika Ali  33k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  147 coms  231 shares  696 likes9  Mike Shaw  1862k follow  1000 Engage  78 Edge  146 coms  110 shares  1125 likes10  nicinhagil gil  51k follow  1000 Engage  99 Edge  150 coms  103 shares  210 2013-02-22 23:43:58130691760CC G+
Gideon Rosenblatt23,936My Top 150 Here are the 150 people that Google tells me are most relevant to me here on Google+. This is a really good group of people, full of interesting insights and a willingness to help others.I give you a hardy recommendation to add these folks to your circles here. Your stream will thank you for it later.:-)2013-02-22 00:43:3815036734CC G+
Ram bo0I was a long time not here, therefore I want share a circle with you, with a lot of fun and interesting people. please add and share it2013-02-21 09:39:35467234CC G+
Luke Mulvey9,808US TOP 100This weeks US Top 100 engagers on G+ in a Shared Circle and a few interesting statistics. What do they do?▸ 10% work at Google    ▸ 13% are Celebrities     ▸ 16% are PhotographersHow many followers do they have?▸ 7% <10,000 followers     ▸ 89% >10,000 followers     ▸ 4% unknown▸ 44% >1,000,000 followersWhere do they live?▸ 17% on the East coast     ▸ 46% on the West coastThank you to +Euro Maestro and +CircleCount for making this information available. **Shared Circle contains the US Top 100 engagers.Top 50 List1. +Marques Brownlee 2. +Rosa Golijan 3. +Wil Wheaton  4. +Carter Gibson    5. Jackie Chan    6. Britney Spears    7. Paris Hilton    8. +Linus Torvalds 9. +Jessi June 10. +Vic Gundotra 11. +Jack Wolf 12. +Gina Trapani 13. +Rajini Rao 14. +Denise Luisa Lane 15. Alicia Keys16. +Veronica Belmont 17. Lady Gaga18. +Koushik Dutta19. +Nixie Pixel 20. 2013-02-04 18:14:27100171331CC G+
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 07:47:52472628CC G+
Euro Maestro40,694The Euro Maestro Weekly Roundup with Euro's Who's Who on Google Plus !#euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !Find your engagement score and your friends' scores on +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/If you are not on the first page, just type your name in the search box. What's hot this week ?Personal FrontMy engagement score dropped 1 point from 1000 to 999 which was enough to kick me off the top 15 list and put me at number 24.  I will have to work harder next week ! iPhone news / personal front continuedA photographer friend of mine got his hands on the new iPhone 6 (or is it 5s).  The resolution on the camera is so much better and I decided to use this opportunity to get new head shots.  As you can see from my profile pic, the image is much sharper than before.  Many thanks to +Rick Lutz, the awesome photographer.      Other Mobile NewsThe Galaxy S4 to be announced in March !Check out the post by +Derek Ross https://plus.google.com/+DerekRoss/posts/bJSLVfR9tJjGoogle plus has a new rap star or is it dancing star !Check out this awesome dance clip featuring none other than our own +Robert Scoble from #Rackspace  Check out this music clip posted by +Alexis Ohanian https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexisOhanian/posts/BXPp2dN9J5YSXSW coming in March !Are you going to SXSW in March ? Maybe you will meet up with +Carter Gibson +Amanda Blain or me !Why not join the SXSW fan community page created by2013-01-25 22:35:5949925550100CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels12,888Shared CircleSustainability and Clean TechnologyThis is the first installment of a community I am growing. Please let me know if you want to be included. Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomass #biomedical #energy #environment #ethanol #gardening #food #geothermal #green #innovation #international #internet #Linux #methane #opensource #organic #renewable #science #software #solar #startup #strategy #sustainability #technology #wave #web #wind #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle  2013-01-16 01:47:255003610CC G+
Vago Damitio8,775Last Circle to share for now... SEO and G+ Marketing plus one or two others...Creative Circle 1 of 11I 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! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-13 00:24:38136011CC G+
Vago Damitio8,732This is the famed international circle! I did not succeed...and now. I leave it to someone else or perhaps me later. I 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 the circle in which I tried to gather one person from every country in the world. I failed.. I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 22:07:37146000CC G+
Ivonne García0This 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 17:28:23332315CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna (juancaramel)931Creative 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 16:08:57501629CC G+
Joe Martinez33,985Best of the Best on Google+ -- November 2012 Version!The Holidays are almost here and with it comes a new circle share! My circle is bursting by the seams! These are some of my favorite people to follow on Google+ and are always engaging and posting interesting stuff! Perfect circle to add if you are new or are looking to expand your circles! You've got awesome people like +Hanna Silver, +Em Wells, +Tiffany Henry, +Euro Maestro, +Trev Warth, +Cynthia Yildirim, +Thomas Morffew, +Monika Ljubičić, +James Williams, +Cliff Roth, +Derek Ross, +Aaron Wood, +Mohamed Mansour, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Natalie Villalobos, +Alida Brandenburg, +Philip Plait, +Daria Musk, +2012-11-08 03:00:32501441543CC G+
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 17:50:225016211CC G+
Matthew J Price4,908Here it is again, my Accelerated Thinkers circle.  These futurists, authors, transhumanists, nerds, experts, pages, and all around thought leaders account for the vast majority of the good news I receive from G+.  Whatever I share that I didn't find in my RSS feed came from these ladies and gentlemen.If you followed nothing but these 70 people, you would have a pretty solid idea of what sort of craziness is coming down the pipe.I owe them a great debt for the thoughtfulness of their content curation and the added value of their voices. Thank you!I no longer spend any meaningful amount of time searching for new people to add to this circle.  If you know someone that belongs here please leave a comment nominating them (or yourself) or send me a message.  If you know someone with educated opinions about the future who posts future relevant thoughts and news the majority of the time, that's what this circle is about. #ScienceSunday   #Transhumanism   #Futurism   #AcceleratedChange  2012-10-22 00:32:2970317CC G+
Joe Martinez31,392Best of the Best on Google+ -- October 2012!It's that time again! Time for the Best of the Best on Google+! The circle has grown a bit too big and there are some new additions to this one but some may be left out since there is a limit of 501 to share (This is looking like an All Star Circle Lately!). As always I try to mention some of the people in this amazing circle and remember to feel free to share, add the circle (especially if you are new to Google+!), or recommend people for future shares! Some of my Google+ family include: +Brenda Leguisamo, +Joby Remigio, +Alex de Carvalho, +Sze Liu,  +Liz Quilty, +Liza Walton, +Blanca Stella Mejia, +Linda Lawrey, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Mara Mascaro, +Michelle Marie, +Amanda Blain, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Euro Maestro, +Christina Trapolino, +Brian Rose, +2012-10-09 03:17:21501201937CC G+
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 07:08:00501372747CC G+
Don Sturgill0This Writer's Circle probably needs to be edited, but it's a start. Do you have a list of favorite writers on Google+ to share? Please do.2012-08-27 20:46:3870000CC G+
Jean Lotz0Hi All, Here is a great circle if you #LoveCartoons   It's time to share my cartoonists circle again.  Please let me know if you know of other G+ cartoonists or if you don't feel you belong in the group.2012-08-19 15:40:36137202CC G+
Steven Roose8,175+Max Huijgen's Big Technology circle+Vincent Buyssens, you asked for a good #tech  circle, now here you are. +Max Huijgen shared it a few months ago and it's the only circle I added but didn't remove a single person from!2012-08-12 12:44:135007928CC G+
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 08:30:569934029CC G+
P E Sharpe26,662WAKE UPI follow you 99 sleeping beauties. WHERE ARE YOU?Circle these folks and give them something to do.Yeah, I'm in it. So? #LeastRelevant   #Bottom99  2012-07-25 02:21:0910045017CC G+
Matthew J Price0Here is my most carefully curated circle of Acceleration Aware individuals.  These 50 people (plus myself) are the most outspoken about the real hot topics in futurism like Genetics Nanotechnology and AI + Robotics, but also about the philosophy, politics, economics and spirituality of the future.I carefully considered everyone on this list, plus many more people who are arguably more important in the transhumanist community, but are not active enough on G+ to contribute meaningfully.  Also, people who had a large majority of posts that were political in nature were selected against.If you want to see where the future is headed, these 50 are a good place to start.  If you feel like you belong in this circle, say so below!2012-07-09 03:01:005132610CC G+
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 12:30:44190717CC G+
Sara Ataie23,050This is a very important Circle that I haven't shared at all.... Hope you enjoy it and find it as fun and interesting as I have!!! #Geek 2012-06-30 18:34:56493115CC G+
Kyle Beck0So, 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 00:28:364881003CC G+
Joe Martinez26,679Happy 1st Birthday Google+ - Best of the Best on Google+What better way to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Google+ than by sharing my circle of 500 of the best people to follow on Google+! We have all had our own amazing experiences and met some memorable people through out the year and I'm sure there will be more to come! This circle is perfect for those who are new or looking for more people to follow! And as always remember, sharing is caring! :) Some of the awesome people in this circle are: +Euro Maestro, +Daria Musk, +Chris Pirillo, +Diana Pirillo, +Amanda Blain, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Linda Lawrey, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Monika Ljubičić, +Mike Elgan, +James Williams, +Laurie DesAutels, +michael interbartolo, +Ron Garan, +Alida Brandenburg, +2012-06-29 00:27:08499271342CC G+
Wil Wheaton1,373,036At the suggestion of +Fraser Cain, I am sharing some of the circles I made. This one is called SMRT, and it is 8 people who are smart, insightful, throught-provoking, and very much worth paying attention to.2012-06-22 20:31:1686217103CC G+


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2014-04-11 06:22:17 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)

Testtube Eugenics

I had NO idea such things were possible...

Since scientists now know how to extract sperm and ova from embryos, they don't need to wait for puberty to have organisms breed. They can let those two embryo gametes fuse to make new embryos quickly. A second-generation of sperm and ova can be extracted from this instant offspring and fused after a few weeks into a third generation embryo …. compressing generations into an extremely short time. To put it crudely, you’re letting embryos have sex. If genetic selection is applied at each round, you get accelerated eugenics.  This process, also called iterated embryo selection, can be used in animal breeding. For instance it can be used to quickly breed "knock-out" genetic versions of laboratory mice. Of course there are a thousands issues raised if this embryo-sex was used for human breeding. Most ofthes... more »

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2014-04-09 18:53:53 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

"The greatest thing since sliced bread," is what they call the web. My recap of this invention in a short podcast:

http://radio.seti.org/blog/2014/04/big-picture-science-since-sliced-bread-kevin-kelly/

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2014-04-07 16:15:06 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 44 +1s)

William Latham is a British artist who has been working with software that mutates and generates organic forms. He started doing this back in the 1990s, and has recently revamped his software. Not surprisingly his code is used to generate forms in video games.

http://latham-mutator.com/category/software/

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2014-04-05 00:53:52 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)

This hack of Google Street View shows promise of a way to virtually explore an existing place. Add VR goggles,or even a game controller.  https://nightwalk.withgoogle.com/en/home 

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2014-04-04 04:30:30 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)

I'm going to watch the moon landing next year.

OK, so it's robots landing, but still cool.

"U.S. nets Science Channel and Discovery Channel have been tapped to broadcast coverage of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition (pictured), which will see teams attempt to land an unmanned craft on the moon by December 31, 2015.

The networks will air a miniseries event that will follow the international teams racing to land their spacecraft on the moon, travel 500 meters, and transmit live pictures and video back to Earth in order to win the US$30 million grand prize. The nets will follow the entire process including testing and lift-off, and they will provide live coverage of the winning lunar landing, estimated to occur in 2015."

 http://realscreen.com/2014/04/03/discovery-science-to-broadcast-google-xprize-competition/#ixzz2xt9ZhayX

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2014-04-03 22:20:14 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

I just learned that for the past 30 years I have been leading the Normcore fashion style by wearing "uncool dad" clothes in public. This counter cultural fashion style is now over since the New York Times outed it today.

According to me there are 3 ingredients to normcore fashion. You must wear clothes that
1) Are comfortable and loose
2) Inexpensive
3) Generic, almost invisible

However, if I wear normcore clothes this does not count because I actually am an uncool dad. Normcore must be worn by 20-year-olds or celebrities.

The full dope is here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/03/fashion/normcore-fashion-movement-or-massive-in-joke.html?_r=0 …

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2014-04-01 16:35:01 (11 comments, 19 reshares, 200 +1s)

Glitch in the matrix

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2014-03-30 21:23:11 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)

Brilliant advert.
Hits some big social issues.

But look at the baby! Thats some pretty cool CGI/animation.

+Corina Marinescu one for your collection?

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2014-03-29 01:03:13 (12 comments, 18 reshares, 198 +1s)

Opening Day
In my hometown of Pacifica, a new tunnel has made an old dangerous portion of Highway 1 along the coast obsolete. So that section, called Devil's Slide, has been turned into a bike and pedestrian trail. It open yesterday afternoon at 1pm so I immediately rode my bike up to check it out. It's a fantastic view, with plenty of benches, and I bet it will become a favorite viewing spot.

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2014-03-28 03:23:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

For our new venue The Interval at Long Now we are proud to partner with San Francisco's Samovar Tea Lounge. Below Jesse Jacob, founder of Samovar, describes the very special, rare tea he found for us. Those who support our 'brickstarter' at the Founders Tea Club level can get a taste of a beverage that pairs with great conversations and longer nows. Find out more, help us build it: https://longnow.org/interval/

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2014-03-24 08:29:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Not every author wants to engage with fans to an extreme degree, but some do. Good piece on another publishing model: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/technology/web-fiction-serialized-and-social.html?smid=tw-share …

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2014-03-24 02:26:26 (39 comments, 94 reshares, 400 +1s)

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2014-03-23 01:35:58 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)

Google, Facebook, and other companies like Wikipedia are working on low-bandwidth systems for developing countries that can be accessed with zero data fees from the carriers. Facebook has Facebook Zero and Internet.org, Google has the Google Free Zone, Wikimedia has Wikipedia Zero, and other companies like Twitter and FourSquare have tried zero-rating data. "More people in the world today have access to mobile phones than toilets. Mobile penetration in emerging markets is around 70-80% in Africa and Southeast Asia. Some countries exceed 90%, a penetration rate greater than any other consumer electronic device." "I'd like to expose two lesser-known strategies employed by the tech giants in this race to capture the emerging market of billions. I believe these two strategies create more than just a business opportunity. They present a human opportunity for tech companies to improve... more »

2014-03-22 16:56:30 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

We'll build an artificial consciousness long before we understand our own consciousness; only by making many artificial ones can we understand our own.

2014-03-21 05:20:29 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

The job of robots and AI's is to show us how to become better humans.

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2014-03-20 06:49:42 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)

Want to try out a prototype image-recognizing AI? Deep Belief by Jetpac is a web-based deep learning belief net that can recognize some images. Let it pick some photos from your computer, and see what labels it gives the shot.

It does best for single objects centered in the image. It doesn't do that good of a job on images with multiple items. For each image it generates a list of guesses. Some of these are so wrong they are funny. The creators says: "The good news is that these labels are still very useful if you treat them as properties or adjectives rather than definitive answers." Seen in that way, they make sense.

I enclosed some snapshots from my archives, identified by Deep Belief.

https://www.jetpac.com/deepbelief

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2014-03-20 03:41:26 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)

The world's largest hour glass takes a year to drain, so its' really a year glass. I wonder whether one a hundred times larger for a century glass would even work?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/timewheel

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2014-03-19 21:22:04 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Stunning photographs of the world's disappearing tribal cultures.

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2014-03-18 19:43:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

This one has everything: Weird cult, Ukraine, transmedia, Europe art mafia, alternate reality, Stalinism, neo-luddites. It's a movie set that became the movie itself.  http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201111/movie-set-that-ate-itself-dau-ilya-khrzhanovsky

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2014-03-18 19:35:15 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 33 +1s)

I went through my library to pick out 200 books that might be useful in rebooting or maintaing civilization in the long term. Some of these will appear in the Long Now's Manual of Civilization library/salon when it opens later this year. A list of my 200 "civilizational" books, with a few annotations, is here: http://blog.longnow.org/02014/03/18/kevin-kelly-books/

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2014-03-18 16:51:20 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)

General rule of internet safety: Don't log into a website from a link sent over email. It's okay to visit a website from an email link. Just don't log in to anything. Log in from a Google search, bookmark, or typing in a url.

I am reminded of this advice by this very sophisticated scam that uses Google Docs.
http://gizmodo.com/beware-of-this-dangerously-convincing-google-docs-phish-1546278702/@whitsongordon

You are welcome.

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2014-03-18 01:01:54 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 47 +1s)

Books are not dead! Books printed on paper have their uses. There should be a place that recommends and introduces books that belong on paper. There wasn't one so we created it: Wink Books. Wink is a web site similar to Cool Tools that recommends and reviews one remarkable paper book each weekday. The books will be curated by Cool Tools editor Mark Frauenfelder, former Craft editor Carla Sinclair, and myself. Each weekday we'll scour our libraries, used bookstores, flea markets and Amazon for the most cool and unusual books on paper. We photograph sample pages from each book and supply the reasons why we find each one worth your while. Of course, we are always eager to hear your recommendations as well.  If you know of a favorite book that works perfectly on paper, clue us in. We pay for suggestions used.

Check out your daily dose of paper here at Wink.
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2014-03-11 04:15:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Futurist Peter Schwartz and I explore the future of Cool Tools and do-it-yourself ethic tomorrow 11am. It's a live streaming. http://bit.ly/1lC2Ffz

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2014-03-10 21:25:38 (22 comments, 14 reshares, 28 +1s)

I say we need to find ways to make constant surveillance work because it is not going away. My thoughts in a controversial Wired opinion piece:
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2014/03/going-tracked-heres-way-embrace-surveillance/

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2014-03-06 23:10:22 (40 comments, 157 reshares, 227 +1s)

Technologically assisted speed reading.  Your eyes don't move; the words do. Various forms of this trick, known as Rapid Serial Visual Presentation  have been around for decades. This new tweak uses a constant red letter placement for greater ease of reading. I can do 600 wpm easily. I'd like to try a whole book this way. Has anyone done that?

RSVP  see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_serial_visual_presentation#cite_note-8

http://www.spritzinc.com/#

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2014-03-06 21:44:23 (6 comments, 19 reshares, 73 +1s)

:)

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2014-03-06 04:32:37 (10 comments, 20 reshares, 33 +1s)

Photos want to be free

Getty images, the largest photo agency in the world, finally got the message.  They could not stop everyone from copying a cool photo they spotted somewhere on the web, so they are now "serving" them for free, for non-commercial use. Like YouTube clips, you'll embed them, and Getty hopes to reap some benefit. 

Here is their reasoning: "First, there will be attribution around that image, and since we’re serving the image, we’re actually going to make sure there’s proper attribution. Second, all of the images will link back to our site and directly to the image’s details page. So anybody that has a valid commercial need for that image will be able to license that imagery from our website. Third, since all the images are served by Getty Images, we’ll have access to the information on who and how that image is being used andviewed, and ... more »

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2014-03-05 21:33:25 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

Sea Drones
Unmanned sea-going container ships make economic sense. "According to Moore Stephens LLP, an industry consultant, crew costs account for 44% of total operating costs for a large container ship."

Some will call them sea drones because drones.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26438661

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2014-03-05 21:16:12 (15 comments, 32 reshares, 89 +1s)

Augmented full-contact martial arts. A full body armor (for protection) that senses and scores contact by adversaries. This might fly.

Some notes from the inventors:

The UWM armor features technology that objectively measures the specific location and force of strikes to a competitor’s suit of armor.

Using medical research, including fracture profiling, software calculates and represents the actual damage that would have occurred to an unprotected competitor.

It then processes a result, similar to a video game, but based on real, full-contact martial arts weapons combat, all in real-time.

The armor has been designed to withstand high-impact strikes from real, but blunt, martial arts weapons.

Damage caused by hits accumulates until a competitor is virtually ‘knocked out’ or ‘killed’, with a strike or a series of strikes of sufficientforce to ... more »

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2014-03-05 18:16:13 (15 comments, 14 reshares, 59 +1s)

The idea is to build  a bar inside a library. A library that holds books on how to build, rebuild, and maintain a civilization. The 3,000 volume library is called the Manual for Civilization. The books are a backdrop to conversations that take place in this salon facilitated by aged alcohol and tea. Members of this salon (which is open to the public) can keep a bottle of drink, or a canister of tea, on a shelf, and the drink will be brought down and served on your behalf. The other half of this space is a small museum of parts of the 10,000-year clock which is being built to tick inside a mountain in western Texas. This one-of-a-kind hangout place is called the Interval, and it is being built right next to Greens restaurant in Fort Mason, San Francisco. The Interval is project by the Long Now Foundation (I am a board member) to foster long-term thinking. I have a liter of Puer tea on hold when it isdon... more »

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2014-03-04 18:38:49 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 16 +1s)

Here is a short useful guide to protecting your laptop from unwarrented inspections by US border agencies -- an increasing occurrance. https://www.eff.org/document/defending-privacy-us-border-guide-travelers-carrying-digital-devices …

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2014-03-04 18:23:10 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)

Our second list of books for the "Manual for Civilization" library comes from Long Now co-founder +Stewart Brand. He selects more than 70 books ranging from the Epic of Gilgamesh to recent science fiction and a 15,000 year survey of climate's relationship with humanity. It makes for great reading. You'd better get started.

2014-03-03 20:21:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Regional advantage due to network effects are hard to overcome. More jobs create more jobs. New York City is still no Silicon Valley, says a California researcher.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/high-tech-leaves-nyc-behind-article-1.1706948 

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2014-03-03 18:39:50 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Life may be way older than life on Earth.  It may have been warm enough back near the big bang to keep water on a planet. New theory. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/mysteries_of_the_universe/2014/02/what_if_we_ve_misunderstood_our_place_in_the_universe_a_harvard_astronomer.html

 >These days when astronomers discover a planet, the news is usually accompanied by the disappointing report that it’s not in a “habitable zone,” which is to say the exact orbit required to keep water in a liquid state. If the planet is too close to its star, all the water has boiled away; if the planet is too distant, the water is frozen solid. Given that life as we know it requires water, most astronomers assume that life could only develop on a planet in its solar system’s habitable zone.

But in the early universe, as Loeb speculates in a paper published in Astrobiology latelast year,... more »

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2014-03-02 23:13:09 (36 comments, 62 reshares, 261 +1s)

// I don't typically share unsourced images, but this one happens to be true and deserves some discussion. 

These results came from a year long experiment in collaboration with Barak Ariel, an experimental criminologist at Cambridge. Here's an article from April 2013 on the study:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/wearable-video-cameras-for-police-officers.html

> The Rialto study began in February 2012 and will run until this July. The results from the first 12 months are striking. Even with only half of the 54 uniformed patrol officers wearing cameras at any given time, the department over all had an 88 percent decline in the number of complaints filed against officers, compared with the 12 months before the study, to 3 from 24.

Rialto’s police officers also used force nearly 60 percent less often — in 25 instances, compared with 61. Whenforc... more »

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2014-03-02 06:38:57 (15 comments, 8 reshares, 180 +1s)

Impressive waves today in my home town of Pacifica. I caught this one (on my camera).

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2014-02-28 21:03:25 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

Your an idiot

That's the most internet sentence on the internet, says New Republic. They claim, "the phrase is tweeted on average 25 times per hour."

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116769/your-idiot-internets-most-internet-sentence

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2014-02-28 17:59:52 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)

To promote the Cool Tools book, I've done some outward-facing conversations with four of my favorite "toolish" friends. The four videos of those dialogs are available here:

Stewart Brand and I talk about the hippy origins of Cool Tools in the Whole Earth Catalog:  http://youtu.be/tHNG2CEOyXE

Lloyd Kahn and I talk about the do-it-yourself lifestyle:
Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools

Tim O'Reilly and I delve into the meaning of the maker movement:
Tim O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly on Makers and Cool Tools

Brian Lam from the Wirecutter and I discuss our common biz models of online publishing:
Brian Lam and Kevin Kelly on Wirecutter and Cool Tools

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2014-02-28 17:06:56 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

This is a pretty innovative retail experiment. From Fast Company:
How one store, Hointer, merges digital and physical.
http://www.hointer.com/

If anyone can design a brick-and-mortar store for an e-commerce world, it should be Nadia Shouraboura. She used to be Amazon's VP of global supply chain and fulfillment technology and has since created Hointer, a fully automated store run on software algorithms and machinery. She calls it a "microwarehouse" that marries digital's instant gratification with in-store benefits. "In apparel, this will win," she predicts. It works like this:

STEP 1. SEARCH
A customer enters the spare store, where there's only one of every product in view. She pulls up the Hointer app, scans the QR code on a pair of jeans she likes, and enters her size.

STEP 2. DELIVER
Within 30 seconds of scanning the... more »

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2014-02-26 02:04:05 (1 comments, 31 reshares, 47 +1s)

This is a great list of 20 P2P, crowdsourced, or decentralized solutions across a broad range of problems.

http://www.shareable.net/blog/21-technologies-that-will-decentralize-the-world?utm_content=2013-07-09+21:32:22&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=21+Technologies+That+Will+Decentralize+the+World&utm_campaign=21+Technologies+That+Will+Decentralize+the+Worldcontent

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2014-02-25 22:40:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I'll be doing the last G+ Hangout for the Cool Tools book tomorrow, Wednesday at 4pm PST. My co-host is Brian Lam of the Wirecutter.

The Wirecutter is like Cool Tools on steroids. Begun by Brian, his site does deep reviews of popular item categories. Wirecutter writers will spend up to 30 hours researching the best blender, or point and shoot camera, or flat screen TV, and then try to reduce their recommendation to a single item. They don’t review the same wide range of stuff that Cool Tools do, and unlike Cool Tools, they show all their work and research. I am a huge fan of the Wirecutter and its companion Sweet Home, and have often discovered great items that later make it to Cool Tools. Brian Lam is also a fan of Cool Tools. I’d thought it would be great to conversation online about our common pursuits.

This Wednesday at 4pm PST, I’ll be joining Brian Lam, Mr. Wirecutterhimse... more »

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2014-02-25 20:13:00 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)

Plastic flowers? Not. We visited the Hawaii Botanical Gardens near Hilo, Hawaii and encountered a lot of odd flowers that looked like they were made in a bad prop shop.  If a human had been in charge of designing these flowers, they would have been fired for making them look like there were made out of plastic. It's the shiny surfaces and neon colors that did it for me.

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2014-02-24 23:31:24 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 86 +1s)

Michelangelo and the Jordan curve theorem

This picture by Robert Bosch, which is based on a detail from Michelangelo's famous painting The Creation of Adam, is remarkable because it is made from a simple closed curve. That means that it is possible (in principle) to draw this entire picture with a pencil, starting and finishing in the same place, without ever taking the pencil off the page, and without the path ever crossing itself!

A result in mathematics called the Jordan curve theorem proves that any simple closed curve drawn in the plane (such as the one in the picture) splits the rest of the plane into two connected pieces: an inside, which has finite area, and an outside, which has infinite area. This means that it is possible to colour in the “inside” of this picture so as to form a connected shape with finite area (and no holes).

I thinkthi... more »

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2014-02-24 23:23:24 (13 comments, 65 reshares, 252 +1s)

By simply adding two vertical white strips in a moving 2D image, your brain will be fooled and consider it a 3D scene.

http://www.inewidea.com/2014/02/24/60893.html

2014-02-24 23:17:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

There'll be 8 of you joining us in the hangout. If you are interested in being one of the 8 sign up here: http://goo.gl/ANPzO6

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2014-02-24 21:31:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Tim O'Reilly and I will be starting a Google Hangout on Air in about 30 minutes -- 2 pm PST (5p EST). https://plus.google.com/events/c8uda7co4m1vodfuu63qlrmmfbg

We'll have 8 others in the Hangout with us. They way this part works is, you sign up here: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7

About 5 minutes before the start, or about 1:55pm. I'll send an invite to everyone signed up, which is about 25 people at the moment. The first 8 to accept will get in. Everyone else can watch the Hangout live. 

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2014-02-24 06:23:40 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)

The big surprise for me on the Big Island of Hawaii was the active volcano. It's been leaking lava daily for decades. Just 9 months ago the molten lava ran to the sea and boiled the waves. Today the lave flows into a rainforest far from a road. But its crater is filling up with molten lava and from an National Park observation point you can see the heat, gas and light at night. Here is a shot at sunset.

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2014-02-22 19:23:40 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 151 +1s)

The Sun Stood Still
When we took off from San Francisco airport headed west to Hawaii, the sun was setting on the horizon, an exact semicircle half sunk. For the Pacific coast this sunset was unusually clear. Our plane flew roughly west into the sunset at roughly 500 mph. Since at this latitude the earth below rotates roughly 500 mph, as we flew to Hawaii the sunset continued to stay in place! We flew about as fast as the sun sank and so it appeared to hover in the same position. For the next 20 minutes! I was hoping to see a green flash, but now a green minute. Alas, I didn't see it. Astute readers might wonder how I saw the sun at all since the plane was headed west and the window look out either north or south. I was sitting near the engine which had a chrome rim that reflected the scene ahead. See the photo. Still the overall sunset sky lasted several hours, a nice treat.

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2014-02-20 18:41:54 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)

Next Monday, February 24, at 2pm PST I am hanging out with Tim O'Reilly. Tim is the founder of O'Reilly publishing, and a big promoter of open source everything. At the dawn of the internet, Tim published the Whole Internet Guide, which did a pretty good job of rounding up and reviewing everything of note on the internet at that time (mid 1980s). It was inspired by the Whole Earth Catalog. Later Tim was instrumental in launching the Maker movement. 

Tim and I will talk about  the lineage of Whole Earth, Whole Internet, Cool Tools, and Make. There seems to be a thread of amateur enthusiasm, do-it-yourself and hacker ethic. Or maybe not. We'd go no more than an hour.

There'll be 8 of you joining us in the hangout. You get to ask questions. If you are interested in being one of the 8 sign up here.   http://goo.gl/TR7xI7

About 1:55pm PST on Monday, I'llsen... more »

2014-02-17 18:41:58 (27 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)

Sign up to hangout on air with us: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7

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