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Google+7,557,105The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034250G+

Andrew Munn has been shared in 50 public circles

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Chris Goldsmith4,303Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-06-24 13:22:16493109CC G+
Harry Day2,588Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #deal   #dx   #dealdxcom   #products   #cheap   #china   #freeshipping   #iphone 2014-06-24 13:10:494934116CC 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+
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+
Jean-Marc Luna931Creative Thinkers CircleThis is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers #newcreativethinkers   #circles   #sharedcircles  Thanks +Dirk Talamasca and +Carlos Rosario 2012-11-08 16:08:57501629CC 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+
Randy Culler3,593This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-10 13:25:23139404CC G+
Randy Culler3,511This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-03 19:29:01138001CC G+
Randy Culler3,055This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount  2012-07-26 17:02:48134414CC G+
Randy Culler2,573This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-07-12 11:02:34127011CC G+
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012CC G+
Randy Culler2,204This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles2012-06-21 11:00:06126512CC G+
Randy Culler2,170This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles  2012-06-16 12:54:28116412CC G+
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115CC G+
Randy Culler2,107This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-06-01 10:35:221091035CC G+
Kevin Medeiros3,101Yeah yeah, this is a huge circle to share. These guys and girls are a bunch of geeks. Geeks of what type you might ask? Well, of all sorts..you'll just have to find out. I've gone through and weeded out some of the inactive users myself in order to stay under the 500 person limit. These guys make up a big portion of my stream and never fail to keep me informed about awesome shit.You may also be asking why I didn't sort them out into sub-geek categories? The answer to that is because I'm not your damn secretary :-)Just check'em out :)2012-05-26 19:20:2947711714CC G+
Randy Culler1,951This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #kindlefire2012-05-12 12:26:03102503CC G+
Randy Culler1,833This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-26 10:43:0399001CC G+
Randy Culler1,612This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-13 10:59:2696800CC G+
Randy Culler1,320This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare2012-03-30 10:58:5283502CC G+
Kevin Medeiros2,549This is my circle of geeks. Definitely an active circle that share geeky shit that "others" may not understand, but you do, right?Circle them if you want instant fun. Seriously..I weed out the lame ones all the time..be prepared for the onslaught of awesome when you add this circle!2012-03-23 21:02:4544913919CC G+
Randy Culler1,152This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-03-15 17:01:00741001CC G+
Susanne Ramharter3,133Fridays are for sharing circlesto the new people who have put me in their circles: many thanks! Some of you I have already had contact with, to the rest, I would like to reciprocate with this circle. It is hand-picked, and contains people who are funny, intelligent, knowledgeable, and engaged.You will find information about social media, google+, as well as cognitive science, books, travel and art, some agitation against encroaching on civil liberties (SOPA, ACTA, censorship - mostly from me ;-) inspirational as well as snarky things, and yes, the occasional cat. But everyone here is friendly and has great things to contribute, so feel free to share the circle if you like.Have fun!2012-03-09 15:46:5631329919CC G+
Copyright Violation991The Supporters of Copyright Violation 0.3b - 29.02.2012We are looking for Google+ postings where someone use the art of someone else (without giving credits,... )We are already around 1.000 supporters, and still growing...If you are in arts (photography, music, lyrics ,...) and wanna be a mod... just shout :)we are still looking for a crew of moderators that are in different kind of arts and from different places of the world.Let´s continue......We are NOT the violators, we are JUST part of this cirlce/page and support it in order by finding violators !#circle #share #art #protect #protection #credits2012-02-29 08:50:02490106722CC G+
Lambert Schlumpf874Circle Shareee!The Interactive CircleI modified a bit the circle shared by +Max Huijgen yesterday afternoon (GMT): few people have been removed because their posts attract thousands of comments and you wouldn't get replies anyway. Plus, I am sure you have already in your circles people like +Trey Ratcliff, +Tom Anderson or +Mike Elgan.I added instead few others who I reckon are more interactive, In the meaning that if you post a direct comment to the author you are very likely going to receive a reply, which is always nice: They are people like +Christy Ramsey, +Paul van de Loo, +Clare Cosgrove, +Yvan Da Silva and others. Some of them are not very famous, but oh, well... they interact! Here the original post, via +Max Huijgen Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!http://j.mp/z4s0ZH2012-02-26 09:21:182021508CC G+
Max Huijgen13,212Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!The pegs and the holes, the ones who think different, the people who will change your G+ worldA careful selection on relevance, great posts, contributions to debate, original thought and stunning images. If you follow this circle of 200, G+ will never be boring and you are in for a stream of thoughts and beauty.The familiar faces show up, but it contains a large number of hidden gems if you dig deeper.As a circle needs a name: "Think different: the interaction circle" will do very well.Update: The most interesting part is that the circle is part of some experiments: one of them is the daily update. A way to ´subscribe´ to a circle by reading all the post at your leisure. Every day you will see the complete collection on this url:http://publiccircles.appspot.com/dailyplus/z12luh3hjsngtd04y04cetehsvf0x3nbtmc0kOn a dull Saturday this circle managed to create 780 posts and generate 7093 comments, 4842 reshares and 16074 +1's. Check it on a week day and that page will be living proof that G+ is not dead at all. This circle alone generates more posts and comments than you can possibly read on a day. Oh yes, that´s why it´s called the interaction circle ;)2012-02-24 22:38:5920015310285CC G+
Randy Culler902This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included.+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Google+2012-02-04 14:02:4462301CC G+
Daniel Sandstein5,494The Cream of the Crop of January 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:December 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn9This month we try also mentioning everyone of you.Let's see if Google+ allows us this ;)+A. Murat Eren, +Adrienne Bernakevitch Ludwick, +Agh Hamid Reza, +Agro Rachmatullah, +Aibo LiN, +Al Brydon, +Alexander Kesselaar, +Ali Adelstein, +Ali Mousavi, +alirezayof f, +Alizée Rait, +Amanda Broughton, +Amanda Olszewski, +Amin Badie Zadeh, +2012-02-02 20:23:1732410916CC G+
Derek Ross12,046I've had a few requests to share my Android Circle. Here you'll find:+MIUI.us developers, people who have contributed to MIUI.us in one way or another.+CyanogenMod developers, people who have contributed to CM one way or another.+Android new sites and sources. Bloggers who contribute to various Android blogging websites.+xda-developers fans and community members.+RootzWiki fans and community members.And last but certainly not least, users like me and you, die hard Android Enthusiasts.Note: I have individual Circles for MIUI and CyanogenMod, if needed I'll share those separately. Also, if you're missing from this Circle and you feel you should be in here because you're a developer or general enthusiast, let me know, please. Hopefully next time I can share a strictly developer Circle. Thanks!2012-01-28 01:28:1231523615CC G+
Randy Culler843This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-27 12:07:2552011CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 17:00:10999102CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 05:00:09999004CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,699Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/21/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-21 17:00:09999012CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 17:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,667Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/17/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-17 17:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,667Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/17/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-17 05:00:08999000CC G+
Randy Culler790This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-15 14:05:1946000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 11:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 16:00:07999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 10:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 15:00:08999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 11:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 04:00:10999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 03:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 20:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 01:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 18:00:11999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 04:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 09:00:10999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 02:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 07:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 05:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/12/2012 at 10:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 03:00:10999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/12/2012 at 08:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 01:00:09999000CC G+
Rick Fowler63Western Governors University - IT StudentsRick Fowler shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 19:53:19258110CC G+
Jon Nellson33Geek CircleJon Nellson shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:23:13501765CC G+
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493797563CC G+

Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 27

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2012-07-19 07:20:07 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Did Google+ ask anybody else to update their birthday?

Most reshares: 22

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2012-07-12 16:11:44 (4 comments, 22 reshares, 54 +1s)

How Selection Bias is Hurting the Web

Pop  Quiz: Does the average American spend more time watching TV or browsing Facebook?  The answer is watching TV. By a mile.  Americans spend 159 hours a month watching TV (http://goo.gl/OBj9P), but only 8 hours on Facebook.  In fact, It turns out that the average American only spends 30 hours per month browsing the web (http://goo.gl/Q67m).  

I bet that doesn’t describe your habits.  If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), you spend both your working hours and a substantial chunk of your free time on the internet.

You probably watch some TV, but not necessarily on a TV.  You own a smartphone. A tablet. A laptop running OS X.  Maybe more than one of each.  You’d only ever consider using Chrome.  Or maybe you’ve switched back Firefox because Chrome has gotten “all bloatedand slow”. 

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2012-07-12 16:11:44 (4 comments, 22 reshares, 54 +1s)

How Selection Bias is Hurting the Web

Pop  Quiz: Does the average American spend more time watching TV or browsing Facebook?  The answer is watching TV. By a mile.  Americans spend 159 hours a month watching TV (http://goo.gl/OBj9P), but only 8 hours on Facebook.  In fact, It turns out that the average American only spends 30 hours per month browsing the web (http://goo.gl/Q67m).  

I bet that doesn’t describe your habits.  If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), you spend both your working hours and a substantial chunk of your free time on the internet.

You probably watch some TV, but not necessarily on a TV.  You own a smartphone. A tablet. A laptop running OS X.  Maybe more than one of each.  You’d only ever consider using Chrome.  Or maybe you’ve switched back Firefox because Chrome has gotten “all bloatedand slow”. 

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Latest 50 posts

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2014-01-03 06:18:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Dat lens flair

Dat lens flair___

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2013-03-14 00:14:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

RIP Google Reader. Thank you for making every day interesting. Thank you for never showing ads in my feed. Thank you for supporting 3rd party apps. And thank you, Google, for supporting a niche product for so long. You will be missed and never forgotten.

A moment of silence, please, for the end of an era.

RIP Google Reader. Thank you for making every day interesting. Thank you for never showing ads in my feed. Thank you for supporting 3rd party apps. And thank you, Google, for supporting a niche product for so long. You will be missed and never forgotten.

A moment of silence, please, for the end of an era.___

2013-03-11 00:42:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Asian fusion all you can eat FTW.

Asian fusion all you can eat FTW.___

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2012-12-13 19:13:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Today Facebook is launching a turbo charged native version of Facebook for Android! So proud to a part of the team.
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/13/facebook-android-faster/

Today Facebook is launching a turbo charged native version of Facebook for Android! So proud to a part of the team.
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/13/facebook-android-faster/___

2012-12-07 03:44:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Alright everybody, share all the secret products you know! How's key Lime Pie baking?

Alright everybody, share all the secret products you know! How's key Lime Pie baking?___

2012-12-07 02:39:30 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Do you own a Nexus 4? Join my exclusive community.

Do you own a Nexus 4? Join my exclusive community.___

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2012-10-26 22:44:38 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

I once remarked to a friend that Google competed with every tech company, short of taking on Amazon's delivery service.

Well, shit just got real.

I once remarked to a friend that Google competed with every tech company, short of taking on Amazon's delivery service.

Well, shit just got real.___

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2012-09-18 21:22:22 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)

In depth look at a lot of the small, annoying, issues left in Jelly Bean.  Here's to hoping all this gets fixed in Key Lime Pie!

In depth look at a lot of the small, annoying, issues left in Jelly Bean.  Here's to hoping all this gets fixed in Key Lime Pie!___

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2012-09-12 00:01:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I can't believe the pace that Android is growing.  Back when I worked on the team 2 years ago, it was 50 million devices.  Where will Android be two years from now? 

500 MILLION

Today is a big day for Android... 500 million devices activated globally, and over 1.3 million added every single day.

Oh, and btw, the Jelly Bean statue is back in our front yard :)___I can't believe the pace that Android is growing.  Back when I worked on the team 2 years ago, it was 50 million devices.  Where will Android be two years from now? 

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2012-08-08 20:27:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

My fav Google doodle yet!

My fav Google doodle yet!___

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2012-08-06 07:58:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Perfect.

Perfect.___

2012-07-30 16:54:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Maybe this is a first step in the unification of Gtalk, Google Messenger, Google hangout chat, and Gdocs chat?

Maybe this is a first step in the unification of Gtalk, Google Messenger, Google hangout chat, and Gdocs chat?___

2012-07-20 19:22:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-07-19 07:20:07 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Did Google+ ask anybody else to update their birthday?

Did Google+ ask anybody else to update their birthday?___

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2012-07-12 16:11:44 (4 comments, 22 reshares, 54 +1s)

How Selection Bias is Hurting the Web

Pop  Quiz: Does the average American spend more time watching TV or browsing Facebook?  The answer is watching TV. By a mile.  Americans spend 159 hours a month watching TV (http://goo.gl/OBj9P), but only 8 hours on Facebook.  In fact, It turns out that the average American only spends 30 hours per month browsing the web (http://goo.gl/Q67m).  

I bet that doesn’t describe your habits.  If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), you spend both your working hours and a substantial chunk of your free time on the internet.

You probably watch some TV, but not necessarily on a TV.  You own a smartphone. A tablet. A laptop running OS X.  Maybe more than one of each.  You’d only ever consider using Chrome.  Or maybe you’ve switched back Firefox because Chrome has gotten “all bloatedand slow”. 

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How Selection Bias is Hurting the Web

Pop  Quiz: Does the average American spend more time watching TV or browsing Facebook?  The answer is watching TV. By a mile.  Americans spend 159 hours a month watching TV (http://goo.gl/OBj9P), but only 8 hours on Facebook.  In fact, It turns out that the average American only spends 30 hours per month browsing the web (http://goo.gl/Q67m).  

I bet that doesn’t describe your habits.  If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), you spend both your working hours and a substantial chunk of your free time on the internet.

You probably watch some TV, but not necessarily on a TV.  You own a smartphone. A tablet. A laptop running OS X.  Maybe more than one of each.  You’d only ever consider using Chrome.  Or maybe you’ve switched back Firefox because Chrome has gotten “all bloated and slow”. 

The average American is just getting their first smartphone, doesn’t own a tablet, and runs Windows XP and uses Internet Explorer 8.  About the only person you know who fits that description is your parents. The average American is less educated, poorer, and less tech savvy than you. But it sure doesn’t feel like it because you work for Google, Facebook or a hip SF startup or maybe you’re finishing your bachelors in CS at Stanford, MIT or CMU surrounded by the nation’s best and brightest.

You are up to date on all the latest happenings in the Valley.  Things like natural language processing, digital wallets, promoted ads, and Pinstagram are everyday conversations.  You don’t really talk about sports.  Sports are silly.  Professional Starcraft is pretty cool though.

This is a problem.  We software engineers and entrepreneurs are out of touch with normal people.  We hace a strong filter bubble.  We suffer from a logical fallacy known as selection bias.  Selection bias is the tendency to make false conclusions from non-representative samples.

Here are some examples of selection bias:

- Believing all CGI looks fake, because you only notice fake looking CGI.

- Believing all gay people have lisps because you only ask guys with lisps if they’re gay.

- Believing that the results of studies that sample western college students are representative of all humankind.

- Believing you’re universally attractive because all your girlfriends told you you were.

- Believing a real names policy on a social network is OK because everybody you know has no reason to hide their real name.

The first four examples are relatively harmless for a product manager at Google to believe.  But the fifth is what led to the Google+ real names fiasco. Similarly, a belief that the everybodywould be OK with their contact list being made public led to the Google Buzz fiasco.  

Why does this keep happening to Google?  Because at the end of the day, the people who make the product decisions look to their own life and experiences for guidance.

Don’t get me wrong.  Companies like Google have a lot of tools to help them make informed decisions.  They have petabytes of metrics.  They have user studies, focus groups, feedback polls, user forums, and feature request tools. And yet, at times these aids still lack the nuance to appreciate the perspective of real consumers.

How do I know this?  Because Google once hired me to make product decisions.

My experience is heavily biased. For example, I live with 4 roommates and every one of us has a smartphone running Ice Cream Sandwich. Two of us are running Jellybean. In the real world, only 10% of Android users are on ICS, and virtually nobody is on Jellybean.  I’m so far removed from typical Android user, it’s shocking when I meet strangers who complain to me about their slow Gingerbread phone.

In the summer of 2011 I was an associate product manager intern on Google Image search.  My team did an IamA on reddit (http://goo.gl/ZQh5m).  One of my projects was leading the refresh of the Google Image Search experience on tablets.  At times, there was disagreement in the team on key issues.  We looked at all the data.  We did user studies.  But, we still had disagreements and I had to make decisions, and those decisions came from my everyday experience as a computer user.  

So I did my best to think like a regular user, while feeling that I couldn’t possibly be qualified to make these decisions.  I’m proud of the product we released, but we were lucky - Image search isn’t exactly a controversial product. What if I had been in charge of Google Buzz? Would I have seen the privacy problems?

A few giants of our industry knew what users wanted better than they did, like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos. Yet even visionaries who we thought understood their users, like Reed Hastings, failed to see the pitfalls of splitting the Netflix brand into Netflix and Qwikster.  Mozilla mistakenly assumed that users like software updates and now they’re pissing off their customers every 6 weeks (http://goo.gl/AHS3K).

Unfortunately every major consumer internet tech company suffers from selection bias. Startups are not immune. Many valley entrepreneurs are building products for themselves and their hipster San Francisco friends.  It’s doubtful that most consumers want to check-in on Foursquare, or upload intentionally damaged photographs on Instagram.  Sure, there may be a sizable market for these products, but it takes a certain kind of lifestyle to see Instagram as anything but silly.

So what can we do to completely avoid selection bias? There are a few things to keep in mind when making decisions and planning product strategy:

- We are not our users. This simple and obvious statement bears repeating.  *We are not our users.*  Unless you’re writing an API or IDE, you are not your user.  If you work for Facebook, just because you are comfortable sharing every aspect of your life, doesn’t mean your users are.

- Our friends are not our users.  Your friend group is not representative of the general public.  They may love measuring their social influence on Klout, but 99% of the population doesn’t give a shit.  So don't think about how your friends use products when trying to decide UI flow or major feature design.

- Our taxi driver is our users.  Take every opportunity to ask regular people what they think about tech products.  Their answers will surprise and shock you.

- Metrics are king.  At the end of the day, it’s always better to settle an argument with metrics. If you don’t have metrics, get them.  If your product hasn’t launched yet, bake in a metrics framework from the start.

There are other, more aggressive strategies - Zappos requires every new employee to serve as a customer service representative.  Google sends its new associate product managers on a two week trip around the world to gain appreciation for other cultures. But, at the end of the day, it’s hard to avoid selection bias in the valley because every moment of every day we’re surrounded by it.  

We may not be able to avoid it completely, but by being aware of our personal selection bias can help us over come it.  Good luck and keep shipping.___

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2012-07-05 23:20:50 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Beautiful interactive infographic of the history of the web.

Beautiful interactive infographic of the history of the web.___

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2012-07-04 20:58:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

+Mike Elgan is trying to prove that lots of women use G+, but so far it's backfiring spectacularly. 

Challenging the idea that Google+ is a 'man cave.'

There's been a lot of chatter recently about gender distribution on social networks, with Pinterest skewing most toward women and Reddit toward men and everything else falling somewhere in between.

Attention has been drawn to the idea that Facebook and Twitter activity is mostly by women now, and that Google+, as Brad Reed describes it, is an "uninviting digital man cave." 

Now I don't doubt that men outnumber women on Google+. But I also suspect that the male skew is less pronounced than stats would tell. 

The reason is that I have the sneaking suspicion that men are more likely than women to post publicly on Google+, and women are more likely than men to post privately. 

Since public posts are, for the most part, both the posts that are measured and also the ones that are by definition more visible, because they alone are sharable, the perception of gender distribution on Google+ may be different from the reality.

The reason for this may be that public posts by women often bring unwanted sexual harassment type comments, which is a disincentive to post publicly. 

So let's take a poll. The goal here is not to count the number of men vs women who vote, but to test my theory that men are more likely to post publicly rather than privately. 

Please vote by clicking +1 on only one of the options in the comments section below. 

http://mashable.com/2012/07/04/men-women-social-media/

http://www.bgr.com/2012/07/03/google-plus-gender-bias-explained/___+Mike Elgan is trying to prove that lots of women use G+, but so far it's backfiring spectacularly. 

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2012-06-29 19:01:24 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

I'm sure most people on G+ feel gmail is by and away the most popular email client.  Yet, it just now overtook hotmail in popularity. It's a reminder that we should be mindful of how selection bias shapes our perceptions of the world.

http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/28/gmail-hotmail-yahoo-email-users/

I'm sure most people on G+ feel gmail is by and away the most popular email client.  Yet, it just now overtook hotmail in popularity. It's a reminder that we should be mindful of how selection bias shapes our perceptions of the world.

http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/28/gmail-hotmail-yahoo-email-users/___

2012-06-28 05:26:19 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

I just installed Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus.  I'm LOVING it so far.  My favorite feature is the redesigned Google Search experience!

I just installed Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus.  I'm LOVING it so far.  My favorite feature is the redesigned Google Search experience!___

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2012-06-06 23:36:41 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 30 +1s)

In honor of Linkedin's failure to salt their passwords, I've prepared a little graph.

In honor of Linkedin's failure to salt their passwords, I've prepared a little graph.___

2012-06-06 03:46:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

I'd love to pay for Game of Thrones, but sadly I cannot :(

I'd love to pay for Game of Thrones, but sadly I cannot :(___

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2012-05-17 16:17:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

First look at Unreal Engine 4! It's a great time to be a gamer :)

First look at Unreal Engine 4! It's a great time to be a gamer :)___

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2012-04-26 21:53:41 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 14 +1s)

It has come to my attention that some people don't know how to control the noise from each of their circles :(

Google+ lets you set the noise of each circle with a handy slider. This is life saver if you want to make sure you see all of your friends updates, but only the best stuff from the random people you circle!

It has come to my attention that some people don't know how to control the noise from each of their circles :(

Google+ lets you set the noise of each circle with a handy slider. This is life saver if you want to make sure you see all of your friends updates, but only the best stuff from the random people you circle!___

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2012-04-24 17:16:51 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

So what's the advantage over Dropbox? There isn't even Google+ integration :P

So what's the advantage over Dropbox? There isn't even Google+ integration :P___

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2012-04-19 18:59:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Candle + Lighter + Bullet + Slowmo = AWESOME

Candle + Lighter + Bullet + Slowmo = AWESOME___

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2012-04-18 19:44:59 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

This sounds awesome and the right people are involved. Yay for the commercialization of space flight!

This sounds awesome and the right people are involved. Yay for the commercialization of space flight!___

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2012-04-12 20:43:39 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 11 +1s)

Hilarious summary of yesterday's hilarious #whitespace meme.

#whitespace___Hilarious summary of yesterday's hilarious #whitespace meme.

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2012-04-11 22:29:32 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

This is how I know Google+ is going mainstream! (for better or worse).

This is how I know Google+ is going mainstream! (for better or worse).___

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2012-04-11 19:12:26 (4 comments, 16 reshares, 27 +1s)

The best new feature in Google+ #newgoogleplus

Found a use
Ever wondered what to do with that white space, well it is perfect for your post it notes.

#whitespace #newgoogleplus ___The best new feature in Google+ #newgoogleplus

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2012-03-28 21:58:35 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 9 +1s)

Here's your feel good video of the day.

Here's your feel good video of the day.___

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2012-03-21 19:53:54 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

The new spelling correction in Google Docs is the BEST THING EVER. It corrects the misspelling that has been plaguing me my entire adult life.

The new spelling correction in Google Docs is the BEST THING EVER. It corrects the misspelling that has been plaguing me my entire adult life.___

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2012-03-05 23:50:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

My buddy +Tareq Ismail just released an awesome iPad app that makes playing Music on your iPad easy again.
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/05/daily-ipad-app-deck/

My buddy +Tareq Ismail just released an awesome iPad app that makes playing Music on your iPad easy again.
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/05/daily-ipad-app-deck/___

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2012-03-01 09:14:30 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Whoever designed the new task manager in Windows 8, I want to hug you.

It's pretty AND functional!

Whoever designed the new task manager in Windows 8, I want to hug you.

It's pretty AND functional!___

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2012-03-01 09:14:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

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2012-03-01 09:14:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-03-01 09:12:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2012-02-26 00:32:27 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

I don't always use Chrome on Windows, but when I do...

I don't always use Chrome on Windows, but when I do...___

2012-02-15 08:37:02 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I use Google Reader more than any other website or app, but it's been stagnant for years. Are there any alternatives that are just as fast for systematically weeding through hundreds of articles per day?

I use Google Reader more than any other website or app, but it's been stagnant for years. Are there any alternatives that are just as fast for systematically weeding through hundreds of articles per day?___

2012-02-08 00:23:00 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I can't get Android Chrome Beta to load webpages or sync with my desktop Chrome. Anybody else have this problem? Tried reinstalling, but no dice.

I can't get Android Chrome Beta to load webpages or sync with my desktop Chrome. Anybody else have this problem? Tried reinstalling, but no dice.___

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2012-02-07 18:27:13 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

Finally Chrome on Android with tab syncing between desktop and phone!

Finally Chrome on Android with tab syncing between desktop and phone!___

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2012-02-02 20:12:47 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 7 +1s)

The first world is hard sometimes.

I don't normally make poop jokes, but this was too funny to not share. ___The first world is hard sometimes.

2012-02-01 21:08:00 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Google has gone evil not because they consolidated their privacy policy, but because they keep telling me about it. I don't care!

Google has gone evil not because they consolidated their privacy policy, but because they keep telling me about it. I don't care!___

2012-02-01 03:08:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

How can I rent a sloth for a day? Anybody have any idea? Googling isn't helping.

How can I rent a sloth for a day? Anybody have any idea? Googling isn't helping.___

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2012-01-20 00:10:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Facebook finally to have proper search?

I have a feeling that FB Origin is a search engine.___Facebook finally to have proper search?

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2012-01-18 23:52:38 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

How I feel today

How I feel today___

2012-01-18 20:07:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Google supporting webmasters involved in the #sopablackout by crawling slower. Brilliant!

Hello webmasters! We realize many webmasters are concerned about the medium-term effects of today's blackout. As a precaution, the crawl team at Google has configured Googlebot to crawl at a much lower rate for today only so that the Google results of websites participating in the blackout are less likely to be affected.___Google supporting webmasters involved in the #sopablackout by crawling slower. Brilliant!

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2012-01-18 20:02:13 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

What is this white stuff in my West Coast? #snowpocalypse

What is this white stuff in my West Coast? #snowpocalypse___

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2012-01-12 03:04:56 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

An oddly reasonable assessment of Google's new social search efforts from Techcrunch.

An oddly reasonable assessment of Google's new social search efforts from Techcrunch.___

2011-12-29 20:23:03 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 25 +1s)

Sometimes we lose perspective of the importance of Android to the entire world. Cheap Android phones will change the lives of billions of people. This is the kind of revolution Larry and Sergey envisioned when they created Google.
http://www.osnews.com/story/25465/What_Makes_Android_Revolutionary

Sometimes we lose perspective of the importance of Android to the entire world. Cheap Android phones will change the lives of billions of people. This is the kind of revolution Larry and Sergey envisioned when they created Google.
http://www.osnews.com/story/25465/What_Makes_Android_Revolutionary___

2011-12-28 19:28:14 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

I'm asking the reddit community what they'd like to see in the future versions of Windows Phone. Let me know here or over there :)

http://www.reddit.com/r/wp7/comments/nttel/future_microsoft_wp_intern_here_what_would_you/

I'm asking the reddit community what they'd like to see in the future versions of Windows Phone. Let me know here or over there :)

http://www.reddit.com/r/wp7/comments/nttel/future_microsoft_wp_intern_here_what_would_you/___

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