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Diana Breath8,322#8  If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-18 15:17:39480001
!!!..HAC PATЬ..!!!0 #CHIBURATOR #KRUGI #RUSSIAN #CIRCLE  #CIrcle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #add   #addcircle    #ОбменКругами     #ДобавьВкруги   #Добавитькругляшей     #ОбменКругами     #ПоделилсяКругом   #друзья   #ДрузьяВGoogle   #круги #КругиGoogle   #круглим   #кругляши   #обмен     #ВЗАИМНЫЙОБМЕНКРУГАМИ  #chiburator 2014-10-17 10:31:35501000
Аня Фёдорова0#добавитькруги Обмен Кругами!  5  #CHIBURATOR #KRUGI #RUSSIAN #CIRCLE  #CIrcle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #add   #addcircle    #ОбменКругами     #ДобавьВкруги   #Добавитькругляшей     #ОбменКругами     #ПоделилсяКругом   #друзья   #ДрузьяВGoogle   #круги #КругиGoogle   #круглим   #кругляши   #обмен     2014-10-16 09:40:51466000
Антон Смирнов0#chiburator #krugi #circle  #CIRCLE #KRUGI #RUSSIA #CHIBURATOR  #circle   #amazing   #content   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #CHiBURATOR #KRUGI #CIRCLE #RUSSIA  #добавитькруги Обмен Кругами!  5  #CHIBURATOR #KRUGI #RUSSIAN #CIRCLE  #CIrcle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   2014-10-11 13:22:32428101
Elizabeth Rose5,970#5 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-10 16:39:15488001
Алевтина Кузьмина0Добавляйте эти круги и добавляйте себя тоже в эти круги!#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare 2014-10-10 08:09:30460000
Diana Breath7,336#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-08 14:51:3148112720
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
Aahana Priyadarsinee22,011COOKIES CIRCLE SHARE: AVATAR #2!Yeah its The cute COOKIES CIRCLE share this time!The circle is ready for its second journey...only difference is it got biggerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!:DYeah yeah! I know it doesn't contain any sort of yummy cookies ....but a good number of interesting ENGAGERS on GOOGLE+! These people and pages are just so sweet like cookies that one cant avoid them but follow there much interesting pages!So friends, lets enjoy our time on G+!If you wish to get featured in the next circle share kindly do the following :1)Add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee  and my page +Magnetix Circles!  to your circle!2)+1 , comment and publicly share this circle in your stream.3)Grab a cookie and smile while eating it!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ #circle   #awesomepeopleongplus   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlemenow   #circlesharing   #circlemeup   #dcircle   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagerscircleshare   #followback   #followme   #follow4follow   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #ripplescircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #topcircleshare  2014-10-01 19:46:08429635
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303273140
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
Alfonso Perez0compartircirculos #compartircirculos circleshare #circleshare #circleshared share circle #sharecircle shared circle #sharedcircle  2014-09-23 21:31:32500036
Alfonso Perez0circleshare  sharedcircles  compartircirculos  español #circlemaster    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek #sharedcircles #sharedcirclesbestengagers   #compartircirculos #circleshareespañol #compartircirculo  2014-09-23 21:21:02501000
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111312
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111414
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Diana Breath5,453#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 03:29:28479171424
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:12:52492745
Added Healthy216This circle regularly tops 501 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  http://addedhealthy.blogspot.com/2014/08/5-symptoms-and-cause-appendicitis.html#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-28 09:53:23501121113
Elizabeth Rose4,337#5 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-27 10:03:14486181228
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Лилия Кулешова0Добавьте меня в круги. :)#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#Engagers#Shared #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #ГуглCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing2014-08-13 11:03:27500004
Сергей Новиков1,050Расшариваем круги и добавляем новые подписки.#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления 2014-08-11 07:01:58501238
Greg Smith7,716Power Marketers CircleMy 1st circle share!2014-08-07 20:46:15500013
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383957
Elizabeth Rose1,833GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-14 05:59:3648712213
Diana Breath2,451GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-14 05:39:3348019518
Karin Sebelin27,212CIRCLE FRIDAYThousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.~ BuddhaHappy Friday all! Be happy! #happyfriday   #circle  2014-07-11 09:45:4311919
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483206
Nick Warner399Check out these awesome Friends of Mine!2014-07-08 15:35:535007010
Elizabeth Rose138GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:35:214878613
Diana Breath1,874GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 8   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:31:0548011615
Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400171221
Elizabeth Rose138GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 9   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-03 07:36:364878412
Diana Breath1,600GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 8   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-03 07:16:4148113516
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400104
Elizabeth Rose138GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-29 10:48:5648711413
Diana Breath196GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 8   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-28 15:15:2948116724
Karla Clark43,230+Circle Share Experiment 2014-06-28 01:44:56496422644
Elizabeth Rose138GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:24:3748715817
Pinterest Women Fashion4,546Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #share   #sharecircle   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionphotography   #woman   #beautiful  2014-06-26 17:53:08496252332
Elizabeth Rose138GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:30:5148713615
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The Shoe Spa237Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 postMore you share more you get!#circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharecircle   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionphotography   #woman   #women   #pinterest  2014-06-25 18:54:5349910510
Pinterest Women Fashion4,448Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharecircle   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionphotography   #woman   #women   #pinterest  2014-06-25 14:10:06496212030
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Most comments: 106

2013-02-08 14:54:47 (106 comments, 139 reshares, 351 +1s)Open 

Microsoft, you're a bunch of jerks.
Have you seen Microsoft's newest anti-Google campaign?  Check it out here: http://www.scroogled.com/ 

I can't help but respond.  Microsoft, you're totally on my bad side.  Here's why:

Scanning is scanning.
You talk like scanning email is only a privacy violation if that data is used to target ads, but scanning is scanning.  Direct quote from the Scroogled site: "Outlook.com only scans the contents of your email to help protect you and display, categorize, and sort your mail appropriately." 

If scanning my email is wrong, why scan it at all?  Oh, right -- because it's necessary to scan emails to protect users from spam -- and it's just an algorithm, not human beings.  Just like Gmail.

You advertise and scrape keywords, too.
Bing personalizes search,and Out... more »

Most reshares: 139

2013-02-08 14:54:47 (106 comments, 139 reshares, 351 +1s)Open 

Microsoft, you're a bunch of jerks.
Have you seen Microsoft's newest anti-Google campaign?  Check it out here: http://www.scroogled.com/ 

I can't help but respond.  Microsoft, you're totally on my bad side.  Here's why:

Scanning is scanning.
You talk like scanning email is only a privacy violation if that data is used to target ads, but scanning is scanning.  Direct quote from the Scroogled site: "Outlook.com only scans the contents of your email to help protect you and display, categorize, and sort your mail appropriately." 

If scanning my email is wrong, why scan it at all?  Oh, right -- because it's necessary to scan emails to protect users from spam -- and it's just an algorithm, not human beings.  Just like Gmail.

You advertise and scrape keywords, too.
Bing personalizes search,and Out... more »

Most plusones: 351

2013-02-08 14:54:47 (106 comments, 139 reshares, 351 +1s)Open 

Microsoft, you're a bunch of jerks.
Have you seen Microsoft's newest anti-Google campaign?  Check it out here: http://www.scroogled.com/ 

I can't help but respond.  Microsoft, you're totally on my bad side.  Here's why:

Scanning is scanning.
You talk like scanning email is only a privacy violation if that data is used to target ads, but scanning is scanning.  Direct quote from the Scroogled site: "Outlook.com only scans the contents of your email to help protect you and display, categorize, and sort your mail appropriately." 

If scanning my email is wrong, why scan it at all?  Oh, right -- because it's necessary to scan emails to protect users from spam -- and it's just an algorithm, not human beings.  Just like Gmail.

You advertise and scrape keywords, too.
Bing personalizes search,and Out... more »

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2013-09-04 16:38:01 (56 comments, 14 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

A Few Words Regarding Thread Hijacking
I've noticed a nasty habit on Google+, and I think it's time to speak up about it.

If you comment on someone's post with a clever way to link to your own post, congratulations - you're an opportunist, and many marketers probably think you're brilliant.  But you're kind of being a jerk.  Here's why:

It's About Intentions

The comment thread on someone's post is intended to allow for conversation around that post, which can include debate, discussion, and yes, sometimes off-topic utterances.  The more readers the post has, the more robust that conversation can be.  When you link to your own post in a comment thread, you're redirecting readers who would otherwise have contributed to the original comment thread (which would make that conversation more awesome and diverse).  Whenthat... more »

A Few Words Regarding Thread Hijacking
I've noticed a nasty habit on Google+, and I think it's time to speak up about it.

If you comment on someone's post with a clever way to link to your own post, congratulations - you're an opportunist, and many marketers probably think you're brilliant.  But you're kind of being a jerk.  Here's why:

It's About Intentions

The comment thread on someone's post is intended to allow for conversation around that post, which can include debate, discussion, and yes, sometimes off-topic utterances.  The more readers the post has, the more robust that conversation can be.  When you link to your own post in a comment thread, you're redirecting readers who would otherwise have contributed to the original comment thread (which would make that conversation more awesome and diverse).  When that redirection is your goal, you're being a jerk.

Join The Conversation Instead

The original poster would almost always prefer you keep the conversation in his or her thread, as long as it's relevant.  Why?  To keep the conversation flowing.  To keep things interesting, engaging, and relevant. 

There is a ridiculously high character limit on comments.  That means you have a chance to add as much of your opinion as you want on the original poster's real estate.  Some of the best comment threads I've ever read had lots of long-winded replies!

Contribute instead of trying to hijack, because karma is super real on the social web.

Sometimes it does make sense to respond to a post with a post of your own.

If a comment thread is getting very long or convoluted, and you want to bring up a point that is related to the main conversation but would honestly make more sense as a post on your own profile, share the original post and add your commentary as an introduction.  And if you feel the need to link to your new post in the original post's comments, don't link to it without also contributing to the original comment thread in a way that's sincere.

Sometimes, you wrote a post 6 months ago that makes the same points being expressed in a new post you've stumbled upon.  If you want to link back to your old post at the end of your insightful comment on the new post, that's not being a jerk.  That's offering supplemental reading.  

Thread hijacking is one of those things - we just know it when we see it, and we know it's not cool.

We should be elevating each other, not trying to hoard followers and engagement.

In summation: be excellent to each other.


#netiquette___

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2013-08-19 19:26:17 (51 comments, 26 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Dear Consultant-bloggers: Please Stop Posting Crappy Content and Use Google+ Instead

+Demian Farnworth recently wrote an interesting piece titled "8 Reasons You Should Never Quit Your Blog for Google+."  You can read it by clicking below for context.  I'll wait.

Farnworth has (perhaps unwittingly) hit on something I've been burning to write about for ages, and that's the notion that if you're trying to monetize your blog directly, Google+ isn't the place for you.  What Farnworth doesn't say is...that's why we love Google+!

I am truly sick and tired of people who want to directly monetize their blogs.  Why?  Because they do things you can't do on Google+, like create landing pages, add stupid "branded" bars at the top of articles they didn't write, put pop-ups with email traps all overeveryt... more »

Dear Consultant-bloggers: Please Stop Posting Crappy Content and Use Google+ Instead

+Demian Farnworth recently wrote an interesting piece titled "8 Reasons You Should Never Quit Your Blog for Google+."  You can read it by clicking below for context.  I'll wait.

Farnworth has (perhaps unwittingly) hit on something I've been burning to write about for ages, and that's the notion that if you're trying to monetize your blog directly, Google+ isn't the place for you.  What Farnworth doesn't say is...that's why we love Google+!

I am truly sick and tired of people who want to directly monetize their blogs.  Why?  Because they do things you can't do on Google+, like create landing pages, add stupid "branded" bars at the top of articles they didn't write, put pop-ups with email traps all over everything...and, to borrow a phrase from +Mark Mercer, they just plain don't respect the reader's intention, which is usually to - ahem - read the content.

Farnworth uses +Mike Elgan as an example of someone who has forgone blogging externally in order to live on the "Google+ Diet."  Elgan was one of Google+'s earliest adopters, and he's absolutely why so many folks have learned what's great about Google+ - discovery of people and ideas that can make you grow as a human being.  

The thing is...Elgan doesn't need a directly monetized blog to make a living.  He's a writer, a journalist, a digital nomad, a traveler, and all sorts of other things that his blog would simply support.  Elgan proves through example that when one has talent, one doesn't need to make a living off of the traffic on his or her blog directly.  Instead, one uses the blog as a platform to showcase ideas, and she wins business when her ideas are really, really good and there's an intuitive way to contact her.

Pop-ups, landing pages, and "personal branding bars" might make your metrics look good, and they might show you a clearer conversion path on the back end, but look - for the user, that crap is annoying, and the majority of "bloggers" who rely on those gimmicks produce shoddy content at best.

So, for those reasons, I must disagree with Farnworth and propose a different imperative, which is: "Quit Your Blog for Google+ and Become Better at Honoring the Reader."___

2013-08-13 19:18:05 (41 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Ethics in Marketing

Would you guys mind helping me with a new piece I'm writing?  I want to explore whether "good business" really matters to consumers.  All you have to do is answer some (or all!) of these questions:

1) On a scale of 1-5, how important is it to you that a business uses ethical marketing (in other words, do you care if they tell the truth)?
2) Why does ethical marketing matter (or not matter) to you?
3) Has social media made you more aware/interested in whether brands are being ethical?  Why or why not?

Bonus question: Are pop-up ads ethical?  :)

If you don't want me to quote you, please say so in your comment - otherwise I'll just assume you're cool with it!

#socialmedia   #marketing   #ethics  

Ethics in Marketing

Would you guys mind helping me with a new piece I'm writing?  I want to explore whether "good business" really matters to consumers.  All you have to do is answer some (or all!) of these questions:

1) On a scale of 1-5, how important is it to you that a business uses ethical marketing (in other words, do you care if they tell the truth)?
2) Why does ethical marketing matter (or not matter) to you?
3) Has social media made you more aware/interested in whether brands are being ethical?  Why or why not?

Bonus question: Are pop-up ads ethical?  :)

If you don't want me to quote you, please say so in your comment - otherwise I'll just assume you're cool with it!

#socialmedia   #marketing   #ethics  ___

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2013-06-07 17:41:24 (50 comments, 11 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Some Things I Learned By Not Posting on Google+
or, why having an audience means you have responsibilities

A few months ago, I asked myself: if I stop publishing and become a content consumer/commenter instead, what will I learn?  Here's some of what I've discovered:

You shouldn't say anything if you have nothing truly valuable to say.
You'll hear everywhere that once you start blogging or tweeting, stopping is the worst possible thing you could do.  But I totally disagree.  We are inundated with noise on every channel.  It wasn't always this way - there was a time when "dark social" (things like IM, private chatrooms, email, etc.) was the only social on the Internet.  You had to seek out cat pictures if you wanted them.  Today, we all have a stage and all our stages are connected to each other - your audience is my audienceif yo... more »

Some Things I Learned By Not Posting on Google+
or, why having an audience means you have responsibilities

A few months ago, I asked myself: if I stop publishing and become a content consumer/commenter instead, what will I learn?  Here's some of what I've discovered:

You shouldn't say anything if you have nothing truly valuable to say.
You'll hear everywhere that once you start blogging or tweeting, stopping is the worst possible thing you could do.  But I totally disagree.  We are inundated with noise on every channel.  It wasn't always this way - there was a time when "dark social" (things like IM, private chatrooms, email, etc.) was the only social on the Internet.  You had to seek out cat pictures if you wanted them.  Today, we all have a stage and all our stages are connected to each other - your audience is my audience if you share my work.  So if I have nothing valuable to say, then my attempts to be "consistent" and "active" are nothing more than noise, and I don't think that's worth your time.

Commenting on other people's work is a better way to grow than just publishing your own thoughts.  
Challenging others' ideas makes you use parts of your brain that can get rusty, especially when you work in a corporate environment.  If you've ever worked for a middle manager, you probably know that day-to-day, your actual job is to make her look good.  But that kind of thinking rots the parts of your brain that crave engagement and thoughtful discourse.  Commenting on the work of others gives you the freedom to stretch your thinking without risking your employment.  When people challenge you on your own posts, you can't do the same kind of growing.  We're all a little too attached to our own ideas in our own space, on our own posts. Venturing outside of our safe gardens and debating there is so important.

No one freaks out when you're gone.
The community here is unique.  After not posting for more than a month, I struggled with a feeling of guilt -- at the beginning of my time here, I had something to say every day because this was a new space with new rules and new opportunities.  I felt obligated to keep it up, but all that did was slowly burn me out.  Alas, after a hiatus, you're not all gone - in fact, there are more of you than ever - and any of you who reached out to me personally understood completely what I meant when I said, "I want to wait until I have something to say."  For an asynchronous network, that's pretty powerful stuff.  And even if I'd lost you - losing followers because you're not posting often enough is nothing compared with losing them because you stopped respecting them.  Which brings me to the last point...

Having a lot of followers is great, but you have to put them first - noise is noise.
You guys are, in many ways, a huge part of my life when I'm active here.  It's tempting to keep engaging with you by posting even when I'm not sharing anything valuable.  But no matter how seductive it is to re-share cat pictures for big numbers and ego-inflating metrics, I can promise you something right now - if I'm posting something here, it's because I truly felt it was worth sharing with you.  I won't always be right, but my intentions will always be in the right place.  Hold me to it, y'all.___

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2013-02-20 15:29:19 (100 comments, 9 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Is Ad Targeting Evil?
In honor of an epic Twitter conversation I had last night with a Bing scientist (https://twitter.com/cmtrapolino), I want to start a conversation with you all about what may or may not be a sensitive topic: ad targeting.

Microsoft's #Scroogled  campaign has upset a great many people because -- at least in my opinion -- it's in poor taste, but Microsoft appears to feel that more people are upset because they didn't know their Gmail was being scanned.  

Maybe the Scroogled campaign can be about education.  Do you know just how often your data is being gathered and used for ad targeting?  More importantly, does it upset you to think your data is being used to target ads back at you?  If you feel this is "evil" or a "violation," please comment below and explain why -- especially if you also feel data gatheringis o... more »

Is Ad Targeting Evil?
In honor of an epic Twitter conversation I had last night with a Bing scientist (https://twitter.com/cmtrapolino), I want to start a conversation with you all about what may or may not be a sensitive topic: ad targeting.

Microsoft's #Scroogled  campaign has upset a great many people because -- at least in my opinion -- it's in poor taste, but Microsoft appears to feel that more people are upset because they didn't know their Gmail was being scanned.  

Maybe the Scroogled campaign can be about education.  Do you know just how often your data is being gathered and used for ad targeting?  More importantly, does it upset you to think your data is being used to target ads back at you?  If you feel this is "evil" or a "violation," please comment below and explain why -- especially if you also feel data gathering is okay when it's done to protect you from SPAM or phishing attempts.

I'll start:

I don't mind ad targeting because it means I'll see more relevant ads, and relevant is good.
If I am using a service for free, I expect to give up something in exchange.  If it's my data and that data is being used to show me things I am more likely to find value in (whether that's search results or ads), I'm not just okay with that -- I welcome that.  Relevant information is hard to find in the sea of noise we call the Internet, after all.

What say you?

(This will be part one of a series of conversations about this issue.  Hopefully, we can come up with a plan to start a global conversation about data and consumers' feelings about privacy in a world of increasingly public living.)___

2013-02-08 14:54:47 (106 comments, 139 reshares, 351 +1s)Open 

Microsoft, you're a bunch of jerks.
Have you seen Microsoft's newest anti-Google campaign?  Check it out here: http://www.scroogled.com/ 

I can't help but respond.  Microsoft, you're totally on my bad side.  Here's why:

Scanning is scanning.
You talk like scanning email is only a privacy violation if that data is used to target ads, but scanning is scanning.  Direct quote from the Scroogled site: "Outlook.com only scans the contents of your email to help protect you and display, categorize, and sort your mail appropriately." 

If scanning my email is wrong, why scan it at all?  Oh, right -- because it's necessary to scan emails to protect users from spam -- and it's just an algorithm, not human beings.  Just like Gmail.

You advertise and scrape keywords, too.
Bing personalizes search,and Out... more »

Microsoft, you're a bunch of jerks.
Have you seen Microsoft's newest anti-Google campaign?  Check it out here: http://www.scroogled.com/ 

I can't help but respond.  Microsoft, you're totally on my bad side.  Here's why:

Scanning is scanning.
You talk like scanning email is only a privacy violation if that data is used to target ads, but scanning is scanning.  Direct quote from the Scroogled site: "Outlook.com only scans the contents of your email to help protect you and display, categorize, and sort your mail appropriately." 

If scanning my email is wrong, why scan it at all?  Oh, right -- because it's necessary to scan emails to protect users from spam -- and it's just an algorithm, not human beings.  Just like Gmail.

You advertise and scrape keywords, too.
Bing personalizes search, and Outlook has ads.  Are you seriously trying to claim that you're not interested in your users' data for any purpose except to filter out spam and phishing emails?  Please.

Negative campaigns make me kinda hate you.
Just like in politics, negative campaigns leave a bad taste in almost everyone's mouth.  Speaking of politics, isn't your mastermind on this Mark Penn?  You know, the same guy who ran Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign into the ground?  Oh.

You are mischaracterizing the privacy issue by playing into people's fears -- and you're doing it disingenuously.
As consumers, it's important for us to understand what happens to our data once we send it into the universe of the Internet -- whether it's through email services like Gmail, social media sites, blogs, or comments we make on online news articles with our real names. That said, it is also important that we understand the trade we're making and that we consider the risk versus the reward. If I didn't want any of my private information to be shared with the world, I'd have an incredibly irrelevant experience online. Taking it further, I also doubt I'd be willing to enjoy the luxury of using credit cards at point of sale systems!

There is always a trade. Gmail is free. Whenever a product is free, your data is the product that company is leveraging in order to keep the price at $0.  If you're not okay with that, don't use the service.  It doesn't just apply to Gmail, it applies to Bing search, Facebook, Twitter, Disqus…well, hell.  I could keep adding services to the list, but you get the point.___

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2013-01-17 18:18:25 (28 comments, 32 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Security Cameras Capture The Good, Too

Sometimes, it's just about how you look at things.  I highly recommend you watch this video - especially if you're feeling like the world is an ugly place.

Security Cameras Capture The Good, Too

Sometimes, it's just about how you look at things.  I highly recommend you watch this video - especially if you're feeling like the world is an ugly place.___

2013-01-12 03:23:42 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Google+ Tip: Harness the Power of Local
Try adding everyone you know in your city to a local Circle.  It will give you a relevant list for when you want to create local events, start city-specific discussions ("I hate how little parking there is downtown!"), ask for restaurant recommendations, and more.

Also, if you're looking to meet new people in your city, you can use the Google+ mobile app's Nearby stream to surf what locals are saying and then add them to your local Circle once you get to know them a bit.  Just don't be creepy about it!  ;)

Google+ Tip: Harness the Power of Local
Try adding everyone you know in your city to a local Circle.  It will give you a relevant list for when you want to create local events, start city-specific discussions ("I hate how little parking there is downtown!"), ask for restaurant recommendations, and more.

Also, if you're looking to meet new people in your city, you can use the Google+ mobile app's Nearby stream to surf what locals are saying and then add them to your local Circle once you get to know them a bit.  Just don't be creepy about it!  ;)___

2013-01-01 06:25:43 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

#HappyNewYear  Google+!

May your 2013 be filled with all the ghosts, zombies, weight loss, and prosperity that you desire.

#HappyNewYear  Google+!

May your 2013 be filled with all the ghosts, zombies, weight loss, and prosperity that you desire.___

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2012-12-27 19:00:22 (101 comments, 33 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Why My Google Voice # is Public
If you go to the "About" section on my Google+ profile, you'll find my Google Voice phone number.  I put it there over a year ago as an experiment (you can read that story here: http://bit.ly/RkhXqK).  Several folks have asked me lately how it went.  Well, in a word -- awesome.

Yes, it really forwards to my phone.  Yes, I really use it for just about everything -- it's on my business cards, it's on my Facebook page, it's in my email signature for work and for personal correspondence, and it's the best thing I ever did.

Why?  Here is a short list:

1) Consistency.  I don't ever have to worry about changing carriers, because my Google Voice number always stays the same.
2) Opportunity.  Living in public on the Internet means that I want to be open to new opportunities-- by ... more »

Why My Google Voice # is Public
If you go to the "About" section on my Google+ profile, you'll find my Google Voice phone number.  I put it there over a year ago as an experiment (you can read that story here: http://bit.ly/RkhXqK).  Several folks have asked me lately how it went.  Well, in a word -- awesome.

Yes, it really forwards to my phone.  Yes, I really use it for just about everything -- it's on my business cards, it's on my Facebook page, it's in my email signature for work and for personal correspondence, and it's the best thing I ever did.

Why?  Here is a short list:

1) Consistency.  I don't ever have to worry about changing carriers, because my Google Voice number always stays the same.
2) Opportunity.  Living in public on the Internet means that I want to be open to new opportunities -- by being able to safely list my phone number anywhere online, I have been able to generate consulting leads and build relationships with the media.
3) Customization options galore.  Google Contact Groups make using Google Voice far more powerful than I ever initially imagined.  I have different voicemail greetings for different groups, I can toggle Google Voice on and off per group with Android (see how here: http://bit.ly/V7TEu4), and I can choose which groups' calls go to my phone.
4) Free calls/texts to Canada. I have a lot of Canadian friends! This helps us avoid hefty international fees from our carriers.
5) Easy block features. Surprisingly, after posting my number on Google+, I only ever had to use this once.  Regardless, the process was smooth, simple, and effective.  You can even choose which block message the caller hears (I like the one that pretends your number was disconnected/is no longer in service).

In a nutshell, I never worry about my Google Voice number "falling into the wrong hands" or being known by too many people.  I control the volume of incoming calls at all times -- I can even record them if I want to.

Do you use Google Voice?  Would you feel comfortable plastering it on a billboard?

#Android   #GoogleVoice  ___

2012-12-24 06:03:51 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Spotify: Storing Offline Playlists On Your SD Card
I totally just got +Spotify to let me store my offline playlists on my external SD card without rooting my phone or doing anything too fancy!  I'm not sure if this is a common issue, so I figured I'd just offer this up here in case anyone is trying to figure this out before Spotify listens to its users and fixes this issue (fingers crossed, you guys):

Ingredients
- 1 Android device, rooted or unrooted
- 1 microSD card with enough storage to please you
- 1 file explorer for Android

Method
1) Empty your Spotify application data, then uninstall.
2) Use your Android file explorer or a desktop environment to nuke all traces of the application (typically located at Android -> data -> com.spotify.mobile.android.ui).
3) Install an old version of Spotify (here's asaf... more »

Spotify: Storing Offline Playlists On Your SD Card
I totally just got +Spotify to let me store my offline playlists on my external SD card without rooting my phone or doing anything too fancy!  I'm not sure if this is a common issue, so I figured I'd just offer this up here in case anyone is trying to figure this out before Spotify listens to its users and fixes this issue (fingers crossed, you guys):

Ingredients
- 1 Android device, rooted or unrooted
- 1 microSD card with enough storage to please you
- 1 file explorer for Android

Method
1) Empty your Spotify application data, then uninstall.
2) Use your Android file explorer or a desktop environment to nuke all traces of the application (typically located at Android -> data -> com.spotify.mobile.android.ui).
3) Install an old version of Spotify (here's a safe link: http://bit.ly/ZueoDc).
4) BEFORE LOGGING IN, click the menu button and set your SD location to your external SD card (the name of the path will differ depending on your setup/device - for me it was /sdcard2 but check with an Android file explorer to be sure).
5) Login to the application and download a playlist or some tracks to your offline storage.
6) Check to make sure your data-populated com.spotify.mobile.android.ui folder is on the external SD card you want it on.  If it isn't, try jumping into a desktop environment and moving the com.spotify.mobile.android.ui folder into an identical file structure on your preferred SD card (make sure you create Android -> data -> com.spotify.mobile.android.ui if that structure doesn't already exist).
7) Go update your Spotify app in the Play Store.
8) Dance in your freakin' chair or wherever you are because you win!

Hope this helps someone out.  I had a heck of a time getting it to work, but once I did I figured I'd spread the love.

Happy music-ing, y'all, and merry holidays!

#Android   #Spotify  ___

2012-12-24 05:47:39 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Hi there!

My name is Christina.  I love working with values-led businesses and am excited to see what goes on in this community.

Hope everyone is having safe and merry holidays!

Hi there!

My name is Christina.  I love working with values-led businesses and am excited to see what goes on in this community.

Hope everyone is having safe and merry holidays!___

2012-12-23 23:12:24 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Today I found out that people actually ask "Kirk or Picard?"

There is a debate.

My mind is blown.

#Trekkies  

Today I found out that people actually ask "Kirk or Picard?"

There is a debate.

My mind is blown.

#Trekkies  ___

2012-12-20 18:12:47 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

A Humble Suggestion for Community Owners

Consider enacting a policy about sharing links or posts that requires the member to include his or her own comments on the piece being shared.  

Why?

1) Re-shares without the context of someone's opinion can be spammy.
2) Encouraging more content from your members is a great way to build more value into your community.
3) Requiring (or strongly suggesting) context from members on posted links reduces the likelihood that members will re-share content based on headlines alone (AKA, sharing without reading) -- a practice that will rapidly devalue a community.

What kinds of content strategies have you enacted within your communities?  Is it still too early in the game to be thinking about this stuff?  Would love to hear your thoughts!

A Humble Suggestion for Community Owners

Consider enacting a policy about sharing links or posts that requires the member to include his or her own comments on the piece being shared.  

Why?

1) Re-shares without the context of someone's opinion can be spammy.
2) Encouraging more content from your members is a great way to build more value into your community.
3) Requiring (or strongly suggesting) context from members on posted links reduces the likelihood that members will re-share content based on headlines alone (AKA, sharing without reading) -- a practice that will rapidly devalue a community.

What kinds of content strategies have you enacted within your communities?  Is it still too early in the game to be thinking about this stuff?  Would love to hear your thoughts!___

2012-12-20 17:55:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Greetings, Community Moderators!

I'm Christina.  I've been involved in some way or another with digital communities for over 10 years.  Facilitating connections and helping people grow their passions and interests is something I hope to do for the rest of my life.

It's a pleasure to "meet" you all -- feel free to say hi or ask questions any time!  I always try to help when I can.  :)

Greetings, Community Moderators!

I'm Christina.  I've been involved in some way or another with digital communities for over 10 years.  Facilitating connections and helping people grow their passions and interests is something I hope to do for the rest of my life.

It's a pleasure to "meet" you all -- feel free to say hi or ask questions any time!  I always try to help when I can.  :)___

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2012-12-20 17:02:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

When you share links without reading them, you could be doing very serious damage.

The article below by +Gini Dietrich is one of the best reminders I've seen in a long time about the importance of not sharing information without having some verification.  

In Gini's example, a young man who was Facebook friends with Ryan Lanza (the brother of Adam Lanza, the gunman responsible for the  #SandyHook  massacre -- Ryan was mistakenly identified by media as the shooter before Adam's identity was confirmed) received multiple death threats while trying to make folks understand that Ryan was not the shooter.  I strongly suggest you read the link below for more details; it is a rather disturbing story.

It does seem that some folks have a tendency to just share whatever headlines look interesting (especially on Twitter, where the retweet button is just aclic... more »

When you share links without reading them, you could be doing very serious damage.

The article below by +Gini Dietrich is one of the best reminders I've seen in a long time about the importance of not sharing information without having some verification.  

In Gini's example, a young man who was Facebook friends with Ryan Lanza (the brother of Adam Lanza, the gunman responsible for the  #SandyHook  massacre -- Ryan was mistakenly identified by media as the shooter before Adam's identity was confirmed) received multiple death threats while trying to make folks understand that Ryan was not the shooter.  I strongly suggest you read the link below for more details; it is a rather disturbing story.

It does seem that some folks have a tendency to just share whatever headlines look interesting (especially on Twitter, where the retweet button is just a click away no matter what third party app you're on) -- we've all probably done it at least once.  But even when doing that doesn't damage another person, it certainly lacks value -- and that means it's just noise.  And what's the point of that?___

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2012-12-17 20:38:18 (20 comments, 15 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

--Mr. Rogers

#LoveForNewtown    

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

--Mr. Rogers

#LoveForNewtown    ___

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2012-12-17 20:25:50 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Show some #LoveForNewtown  with Daria Musk

+Daria Musk is our resident Google+ rock star -- you've probably heard of her.  If you haven't, I highly recommend that you follow her.  She makes great music, but she's special to us here because of her unrelenting optimism about Google+ and the power of social networking.

If you already know Daria, you may not know that she's a Newtownian. The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook hits very close to home to all of us, no matter where we live, but for Daria it is a very personal story.  Please consider helping her show some love to the Newtown community.  It won't erase the sadness, but perhaps our collective good wishes will warm a few hearts and let Newtown know that they aren't alone.

We're with you, Newtown!  <3

To Newtown, With Love ❤
Send in your messages of sympathy and love to Newtown, I will personally collect them, print them and place them at the memorial.

Over the last year +Google+ has become my global and virtual hometown, just as real and dear to me as the one where I grew up - Newtown, CT.

Collecting Messages For Newtown
I want pass your love on, to the community here, so: 
❤ Please share this post
❤ Share a note, prayer or photo with the hashtag  #LoveForNewtown     
❤  I will collect them, print them out, tag them with the country or city you're from and post them on a big display board. I will personally drive it to the memorial in town tomorrow, with this little teddy bear I made, so that Newtown knows you are with them.

Thank you dearly, Daria   #Newtown   #SandyHook  ___Show some #LoveForNewtown  with Daria Musk

+Daria Musk is our resident Google+ rock star -- you've probably heard of her.  If you haven't, I highly recommend that you follow her.  She makes great music, but she's special to us here because of her unrelenting optimism about Google+ and the power of social networking.

If you already know Daria, you may not know that she's a Newtownian. The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook hits very close to home to all of us, no matter where we live, but for Daria it is a very personal story.  Please consider helping her show some love to the Newtown community.  It won't erase the sadness, but perhaps our collective good wishes will warm a few hearts and let Newtown know that they aren't alone.

We're with you, Newtown!  <3

2012-12-10 20:25:56 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Customer Service & Social

How do you think social media will impact consumers' ideas about "the customer is always right?"  Do you think having a louder voice and a public platform will make customers become more aware of what they should expect from companies?  I ask because I think it's our behavior that will drive brands to participate in customer care more often if they feel there is an ROI to it.

Looking forward to your thoughts!

Customer Service & Social

How do you think social media will impact consumers' ideas about "the customer is always right?"  Do you think having a louder voice and a public platform will make customers become more aware of what they should expect from companies?  I ask because I think it's our behavior that will drive brands to participate in customer care more often if they feel there is an ROI to it.

Looking forward to your thoughts!___

2012-12-07 20:18:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

It would be neat if we could show which communities we're members of on our About Me pages.  Bonus points if we can select per group, a la LinkedIn.

#SendFeedback  

It would be neat if we could show which communities we're members of on our About Me pages.  Bonus points if we can select per group, a la LinkedIn.

#SendFeedback  ___

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2012-12-07 20:02:43 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

If you add me on  #LinkedIn  just to pitch me, I'll probably block you.

#etiquette  

If you add me on  #LinkedIn  just to pitch me, I'll probably block you.

#etiquette  ___

2012-12-07 19:45:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I was just thinking, "I hope I find a #Trekkies  Community soon."

Thanks, you guys.

Engage!

I was just thinking, "I hope I find a #Trekkies  Community soon."

Thanks, you guys.

Engage!___

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2012-12-07 19:43:51 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Not sure how #Communities  are going to impact Google+, yet?  Here's a taste of what's to come:

Communities activity shows up on Twitter, in newsletters.

I know how to create new Google+ Communities; I'm just not sure I know how to stop. I'm a huge fan of the new Communities feature. 

I'm also a big fan of posting first on Google+, then automating the re-posting onto other media, including both Twitter and via email newsletter. I've chronicled my technique for doing this here:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227098/Elgan_How_I_publish_from_Google_

Google+ Community activity doesn't show up on my stream. However, those posts do show up both on my Twitter feed, and in my auto-generated newsletter. Links bring people back to the post in the Community. 

How cool is that? 

https://twitter.com/MikeElgan___Not sure how #Communities  are going to impact Google+, yet?  Here's a taste of what's to come:

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2012-12-07 16:09:55 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Great Books

First up, in my opinion: #PublicParts  by +Jeff Jarvis.  (You can find it here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/VP947s)

What books do you recommend for people trying to learn more about social media as a cultural game-changer?

Great Books

First up, in my opinion: #PublicParts  by +Jeff Jarvis.  (You can find it here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/VP947s)

What books do you recommend for people trying to learn more about social media as a cultural game-changer?___

2012-12-07 16:03:18 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Welcome!

I truly believe that social media has the power to change us in a lot of extremely positive ways.  While this is a public group, I've invited several folks from my Circles who I believe are sincerely interested in approaching the discussion of social media in a very different way: this isn't a group for tips and tricks or for marketers.  Instead, it is a place where consumers can come together and work through new ways to leverage the power of their own networks.  And anyone interested in that pursuit is more than welcome!

Welcome!

I truly believe that social media has the power to change us in a lot of extremely positive ways.  While this is a public group, I've invited several folks from my Circles who I believe are sincerely interested in approaching the discussion of social media in a very different way: this isn't a group for tips and tricks or for marketers.  Instead, it is a place where consumers can come together and work through new ways to leverage the power of their own networks.  And anyone interested in that pursuit is more than welcome!___

2012-12-06 23:05:20 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Can I join this community and join one for #Trekkies ?

Serious question.

>.>

Can I join this community and join one for #Trekkies ?

Serious question.

>.>___

2012-12-06 22:50:44 (24 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Have #Communities  rolled out for you, yet?  If so, join this one to keep up to speed on all things Google+ related.  

Lots of awesome people are in there already, like +Trey Ratcliff, +Natalie Villalobos, and +pio dal cin!  Join us (as soon as you can -- keep F5 alive today).

Have #Communities  rolled out for you, yet?  If so, join this one to keep up to speed on all things Google+ related.  

Lots of awesome people are in there already, like +Trey Ratcliff, +Natalie Villalobos, and +pio dal cin!  Join us (as soon as you can -- keep F5 alive today).___

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2012-12-06 22:43:44 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Hello, everyone!

I'm so excited to join y'all in the Google+ Discuss community.  I can't wait to see what awesome stuff happens around here!

Hello, everyone!

I'm so excited to join y'all in the Google+ Discuss community.  I can't wait to see what awesome stuff happens around here!___

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2012-12-06 17:00:15 (42 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

New MySpace can wait -- Google+ Communities are coming!
I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.  Google+ is finally rolling out what looks to be a true community-driven product -- check out the blog post at the link below.  My favorite part is probably when +Vic Gundotra says, "let’s be excellent to each other."

What kind of Google+ #Communities  will you join?

New MySpace can wait -- Google+ Communities are coming!
I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.  Google+ is finally rolling out what looks to be a true community-driven product -- check out the blog post at the link below.  My favorite part is probably when +Vic Gundotra says, "let’s be excellent to each other."

What kind of Google+ #Communities  will you join?___

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2012-12-03 20:56:53 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

A Christmas Miracle

Did you know North Korea has found proof of unicorns?  It's true.  Our resident Google+ artist +Aaron Wood is who you can thank for the beautiful propaganda poster below.  If enough of us beg for a way to buy it, I bet he'll make it available for purchase.

...right, Aaron?

Apparently North Korea has found a unicorn lair.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/50058129/ns/today-today_news/

Props to +Johnny Roquemore for posting the story on FB and +Christina Trapolino for urging me to make this North Korea Unicorn propaganda poster.

UNICORNS FOR GLORIOUS CONQUEST! :D___A Christmas Miracle

Did you know North Korea has found proof of unicorns?  It's true.  Our resident Google+ artist +Aaron Wood is who you can thank for the beautiful propaganda poster below.  If enough of us beg for a way to buy it, I bet he'll make it available for purchase.

...right, Aaron?

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2012-11-30 07:36:30 (42 comments, 20 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Sometimes, when you're on the Internet, you stumble upon a video that blows your mind in a way that defies your ability to use language.

This is one of those videos.

You're welcome, Google+.

Sometimes, when you're on the Internet, you stumble upon a video that blows your mind in a way that defies your ability to use language.

This is one of those videos.

You're welcome, Google+.___

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2012-11-21 16:51:35 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Surprise someone by thanking her/him for being part of your life today.
Why?  Because it won't be such a surprise to do it tomorrow!  Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.

Surprise someone by thanking her/him for being part of your life today.
Why?  Because it won't be such a surprise to do it tomorrow!  Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.___

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2012-11-19 04:07:58 (76 comments, 56 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Brace yourselves.

Brace yourselves.___

2012-11-19 03:11:22 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

#CircleSunday  
November 18, 2012

It's been several months since I last shared this Circle with you guys, but I'm really glad to be starting it up again.  I have been taking your suggestions into consideration, but this week I'm sharing three people with you who have been on my radar for some time:

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+Isabelle Fortin is someone I found through a neat hashtag event called #MovieMashupTuesday .  The idea...well, you can find it by clicking on the hashtag.  Some of the images they come up with make me laugh out loud... IRL.  ;)  Isabelle's stream is also just plain interesting -- she is a self-confessed foodie (and so am I), and one of the few people whose Instagram posts don't annoy me.  I'm certain she'll add some quirky fun to your streams.

I've been following +Ralph Roberts for quite some time -- he worked withNASA on ... more »

#CircleSunday  
November 18, 2012

It's been several months since I last shared this Circle with you guys, but I'm really glad to be starting it up again.  I have been taking your suggestions into consideration, but this week I'm sharing three people with you who have been on my radar for some time:

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+Isabelle Fortin is someone I found through a neat hashtag event called #MovieMashupTuesday .  The idea...well, you can find it by clicking on the hashtag.  Some of the images they come up with make me laugh out loud... IRL.  ;)  Isabelle's stream is also just plain interesting -- she is a self-confessed foodie (and so am I), and one of the few people whose Instagram posts don't annoy me.  I'm certain she'll add some quirky fun to your streams.

I've been following +Ralph Roberts for quite some time -- he worked with NASA on the Apollo program (*dreamy sigh*), so you can take posts with titles such as "Does chocolate make you clever?" very seriously in his stream.  Furthermore, ever since I got an iPad, I've found Ralph's posts to consistently liven up my feeds with beautiful images.  If you're from Austin and you know who John Aielli is, you might understand why I freakin' love Ralph Roberts.

Last but not least is +Chris Hoeller, who has been in my Circles for a very long time.  His posts are sometimes a lot like reading a Twitter feed -- short and funny -- but he also makes incredibly thought-provoking posts about technology and social media.  I suspect that if you enjoy my posts on the subject of communication, you'll like Chris a lot.

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That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.

Happy Plussing, everyone!___

2012-11-17 23:59:18 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

I'm going to start doing #CircleSunday  again tomorrow.

It's been a few months since I did this, so for those who don't know, Circle Sunday consists of me recommending three new people per week for you to add to your Streams.  The purpose is to expose more people to folks on Google+ who have small audiences but consistently post excellent content.  There are no restrictions on what kind of content they post -- photographers, artists, musicians, writers, or just hilarious people who are active and could use a boost.

If you ever wish to recommend yourself or someone else for a #CircleSunday  feature, please send me a message via my profile.

Have a fabulous Saturday, Google+!

I'm going to start doing #CircleSunday  again tomorrow.

It's been a few months since I did this, so for those who don't know, Circle Sunday consists of me recommending three new people per week for you to add to your Streams.  The purpose is to expose more people to folks on Google+ who have small audiences but consistently post excellent content.  There are no restrictions on what kind of content they post -- photographers, artists, musicians, writers, or just hilarious people who are active and could use a boost.

If you ever wish to recommend yourself or someone else for a #CircleSunday  feature, please send me a message via my profile.

Have a fabulous Saturday, Google+!___

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2012-11-17 23:25:21 (97 comments, 28 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Dear America,

Please push pause on the #Hostess  stream. Google the Middle East. 

I know, I know. It hurts to think with all that high fructose corn syrup in your brains. Do it anyway.

Love,
Christina

Dear America,

Please push pause on the #Hostess  stream. Google the Middle East. 

I know, I know. It hurts to think with all that high fructose corn syrup in your brains. Do it anyway.

Love,
Christina___

2012-11-14 23:33:32 (39 comments, 15 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

I Still Think Google+ Can Change The World

If you haven't yet, you should really pick up a copy of #PublicParts  by +Jeff Jarvis.  According to Jarvis, when books were invented, "it scared people to death."  People were frightened of what they didn't understand.  Further, "people didn’t create new books until 50 years [later]. It didn’t affect society for 100 years, clearly."  Seriously, 100 years.

We don't know what we don't know.
Social media is hardly a blip on the timeline so far. We're still talking about things that happened in 2007 as if they are old hat.  We're still mass producing mistakes along with all the good stuff.  We're still learning how much leverage we have as consumers when we really develop our networks. 

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I Still Think Google+ Can Change The World

If you haven't yet, you should really pick up a copy of #PublicParts  by +Jeff Jarvis.  According to Jarvis, when books were invented, "it scared people to death."  People were frightened of what they didn't understand.  Further, "people didn’t create new books until 50 years [later]. It didn’t affect society for 100 years, clearly."  Seriously, 100 years.

We don't know what we don't know.
Social media is hardly a blip on the timeline so far. We're still talking about things that happened in 2007 as if they are old hat.  We're still mass producing mistakes along with all the good stuff.  We're still learning how much leverage we have as consumers when we really develop our networks. 

Doesn't it just make your skin tingle to think about all that we'll do once we're better at this?  For the people in the first 100 years after the printing press was invented, the future held all kinds of political, philosophical, and technological wonders...including the internet.  What could be in store for us?  

Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist about the quality of future communication online, you must admit that we are about to live in an even more connected and social world than we do today.  So, it's practical to prepare ourselves for that future in some way, and I believe that means being as open as possible to new technologies and new ideas.  I also believe it means embracing what it means to live more publicly.  But we have social media fatigue to contend with, and trying to "be everywhere" on the internet is probably too demanding for any of us (well, any of us with jobs!).  So, where can we spend time optimally in pursuit of this openness?  After well over a year and plenty of good and bad press, I still think Google+ is the place.

Why Google+?
The short answer?  Google.

The longer answer is that Google has a lot of brilliant engineers and it will hire more.  Google also has a lot of wicked smart people people (shout out to +Natalie Villalobos), and they'll hire even more. While Facebook and Twitter aren't necessarily showing signs of going anywhere (I'll leave that debate up for the comments), Google feels practically unmovable by comparison.  

There are more reasons than that, of course.  Another is noise control.  As far as I can tell, innovation on taming the firehose is what's going to drive us forward in social media (and although he will probably disagree with my feelings about Google, check out +Robert Scoble's recent musings on this topic here: http://scoble.it/T2aqfg) -- and I think Google+ has better, more robost noise controls than any other social network thus far.

Google also already has a strong cultural infrastructure in place -- most of us use Google to do something on the internet every day.  Search, email, calendar, documents, Android -- the list goes on.  If Google decides it wants to make the internet more social, is there really anyone else out there equipped to do it in such a potentially mind-blowing way?

Don't get me wrong -- I'm not saying Google has done everything right. Google is a for-profit company with a bottom line and human beings at the helm.  But look around at some of the best known early adopters here (like +Daria Musk or +Ryan Crowe).  Look at the level of sincere, authentic, awesome engagement on their posts.  With strangers!  What the hell is more social than that?

Ultimately, it's all about us. 
It's our patience and openness that will really drive the cultural impact of social media. It's about how we choose to use these tools and these platforms.  _Our_ behavior will drive the behavior of brands, the iteration of algorithms, and...well, who knows what else?  Perhaps we're on the cusp of a major cultural revolution.

I guess I'm an optimist.  :)___

2012-11-12 00:19:46 (55 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Would you rather be known for your personality or your ideas?

Would you rather be known for your personality or your ideas?___

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2012-11-11 02:51:16 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Food for thought this #Caturday  - the Internet was always going to be full of cats.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Food for thought this #Caturday  - the Internet was always going to be full of cats.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!___

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2012-11-10 00:49:20 (10 comments, 15 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Rest in Space, Carl
I think Carl would have liked Google+.  Human curiosity, the need for discovery, and an insatiable thirst for exploration is what binds us all together.

Happy birthday to a beautiful mind.

#CarlSagan  

Rest in Space, Carl
I think Carl would have liked Google+.  Human curiosity, the need for discovery, and an insatiable thirst for exploration is what binds us all together.

Happy birthday to a beautiful mind.

#CarlSagan  ___

2012-11-07 04:54:37 (69 comments, 0 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

You're welcome, America.

#IVoted

You're welcome, America.

#IVoted___

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2012-10-19 00:21:22 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Dear social media professionals,
Stop calling yourselves social media ninjas.

It does not mean what you think it means.

#ResumeFacepalm  

Dear social media professionals,
Stop calling yourselves social media ninjas.

It does not mean what you think it means.

#ResumeFacepalm  ___

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2012-10-17 17:33:55 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I will donate $1,000 to anyone who can legitimately make talking about campaign finance reform as sexy as memes like  #BindersOfWomen .

Hypocrisy is easy to see on both sides of the aisle.  But every "issue" we think matters the most is irrelevant until politicians are accountable to voters instead of corporations.

Think the problem's been going on too long?  Think we can't solve this within our lifetimes?  To you, I say that +Jeff Jarvis'  #PublicParts  is worth a read.  When the masses are converted by connectivity into an informed public, previously unsolvable problems can become surmountable.  Social media excites me because of our opportunity to start conversations that matter (sorry, Instagram breakfast shots don't really count).  So let's start one about #BoxesOfCash .

I will donate $1,000 to anyone who can legitimately make talking about campaign finance reform as sexy as memes like  #BindersOfWomen .

Hypocrisy is easy to see on both sides of the aisle.  But every "issue" we think matters the most is irrelevant until politicians are accountable to voters instead of corporations.

Think the problem's been going on too long?  Think we can't solve this within our lifetimes?  To you, I say that +Jeff Jarvis'  #PublicParts  is worth a read.  When the masses are converted by connectivity into an informed public, previously unsolvable problems can become surmountable.  Social media excites me because of our opportunity to start conversations that matter (sorry, Instagram breakfast shots don't really count).  So let's start one about #BoxesOfCash .___

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2012-10-12 17:14:03 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

You don't need to be right to be nice.
Yesterday, #NationalComingOutDay  was trending for hours.  For those of us who wanted to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, that was a beautiful thing to see.  Unfortunately, some of the posts in that Stream were hateful.  To anyone still arguing and debating on the finer points of ethics (as I know some of you are), I say shaddup and hug somebody.

#NoOneLikesABully  

You don't need to be right to be nice.
Yesterday, #NationalComingOutDay  was trending for hours.  For those of us who wanted to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, that was a beautiful thing to see.  Unfortunately, some of the posts in that Stream were hateful.  To anyone still arguing and debating on the finer points of ethics (as I know some of you are), I say shaddup and hug somebody.

#NoOneLikesABully  ___

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2012-10-11 16:35:53 (24 comments, 40 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Happy #ComingOutDay  to everyone who celebrates!  And to those who are still hesitating, I hope you'll celebrate with us soon.  After all...closets are for clothes. :)

#ImAnAlly   #NationalComingOutDay  

Happy #ComingOutDay  to everyone who celebrates!  And to those who are still hesitating, I hope you'll celebrate with us soon.  After all...closets are for clothes. :)

#ImAnAlly   #NationalComingOutDay  ___

2012-10-11 15:32:26 (74 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

To notify or not to notify?
that is a question

I've never been big on notifying people of my posts, but I don't post updates every day like some folks do on Google+ and I know the Streams can be very noisy.  So I'm going to do a quick poll - if you would like to be notified when I make a post, +1 the comment that's most appropriate for you!

To notify or not to notify?
that is a question

I've never been big on notifying people of my posts, but I don't post updates every day like some folks do on Google+ and I know the Streams can be very noisy.  So I'm going to do a quick poll - if you would like to be notified when I make a post, +1 the comment that's most appropriate for you!___

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2012-10-10 19:29:49 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Let's talk social media "experts," shall we?
groan

The post shared below by +Johnny Roquemore started a fascinating conversation about what it means to be a professional in the social media world.  My contribution to the fray was to lay out what I think a true social media expert looks like, but I'm curious how you all feel.  What makes someone an "expert" at social media?  If you were going to hire a social media "expert" to help you with your business, what expectations would you have?

I'll start with my take: you'd better understand business really well if you want to work on mine, regardless of which "field" you know best.

Sending someone invites on LI with your current position set to "Self employeed at Social Media" and in the request, you ask me to "teach you how to use Social Media as a profession" is essentially the equivalent of me walking in to a Dennys sober.

It just doesn't make sense.

You are using Social Media incorrectly to ask about how to make money working in Social Media while simultaneously using Social Media to tell your "audience" that you work in Social Media. ___Let's talk social media "experts," shall we?
groan

The post shared below by +Johnny Roquemore started a fascinating conversation about what it means to be a professional in the social media world.  My contribution to the fray was to lay out what I think a true social media expert looks like, but I'm curious how you all feel.  What makes someone an "expert" at social media?  If you were going to hire a social media "expert" to help you with your business, what expectations would you have?

I'll start with my take: you'd better understand business really well if you want to work on mine, regardless of which "field" you know best.

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2012-10-09 22:19:25 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Who are the best people and Pages to follow for startup stuff?
confession: I am a startup junkie

I work on the side for a really cool organization called +House of Genius. (You can learn more about it here: http://bit.ly/R5bvzs.)  We're constantly hearing from folks who are curious about Google+ and I would love to find great resources to share with them.  +Robert Scoble is who I usually say to follow, but who else makes the list?  Any good Hangout groups you guys know of?

Who are the best people and Pages to follow for startup stuff?
confession: I am a startup junkie

I work on the side for a really cool organization called +House of Genius. (You can learn more about it here: http://bit.ly/R5bvzs.)  We're constantly hearing from folks who are curious about Google+ and I would love to find great resources to share with them.  +Robert Scoble is who I usually say to follow, but who else makes the list?  Any good Hangout groups you guys know of?___

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2012-10-05 18:51:29 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Finally, Fast Company does a positive Google+ piece!

+Andy Meek penned this excellent article that gets us back to the roots of what we love about Google+.  It's such a relief to see that not all media folks are obsessing about growth, metrics, and prediction games (or, heaven forbid, the dreaded Facebook comparison).

Thanks, Andy!  And thanks, +Vic Gundotra, for taking the time to interview for this piece.  It's a good day for social networking philosophy.

That's a plus.

Finally, Fast Company does a positive Google+ piece!

+Andy Meek penned this excellent article that gets us back to the roots of what we love about Google+.  It's such a relief to see that not all media folks are obsessing about growth, metrics, and prediction games (or, heaven forbid, the dreaded Facebook comparison).

Thanks, Andy!  And thanks, +Vic Gundotra, for taking the time to interview for this piece.  It's a good day for social networking philosophy.

That's a plus.___

2012-10-01 02:22:49 (48 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

If you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, you can go to the Fire Department to save valuable time.

If the hospital is too far away and you need help immediately, you should always call 911.  But if you're not at home or you can't wait for an ambulance and a fire station is near by, have someone take you there.  They have oxygen (which is needed to keep the heart from working as hard), and typically an ambulance ready to go.

Sadly, this weekend I lost my stepfather to a very serious heart attack.  My mother took him to the Fire Department and while he did not ultimately survive, the oxygen and care he received there was critical and gave him his best chance.

Have a safe week, everyone.  And say "I love you" more -- you never know when it's the last time.

If you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, you can go to the Fire Department to save valuable time.

If the hospital is too far away and you need help immediately, you should always call 911.  But if you're not at home or you can't wait for an ambulance and a fire station is near by, have someone take you there.  They have oxygen (which is needed to keep the heart from working as hard), and typically an ambulance ready to go.

Sadly, this weekend I lost my stepfather to a very serious heart attack.  My mother took him to the Fire Department and while he did not ultimately survive, the oxygen and care he received there was critical and gave him his best chance.

Have a safe week, everyone.  And say "I love you" more -- you never know when it's the last time.___

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