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ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214CC G+
Andrey Mashnich106,092Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!This is a Social Circle....  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-29 01:46:17499472183CC G+
Fabian Weiland651#circleshare #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #journalism  2013-11-19 08:28:27198111CC G+
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117CC G+
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492206CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415CC G+
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711CC G+
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:534833010CC G+
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824113CC G+
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842724913CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515CC G+
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516CC G+
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310CC G+
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368CC G+
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628CC G+
Rob Salzman18,074This circle is the third of four containing people who've commented on content I share.  They make my stream come alive with compelling, interesting discussions.  If you want your stream to be active, you won't do better then including them.   Fair warning:  Some of these people are willing to take a stand that may be different then those I'd take.  :)2013-02-01 18:25:26500315CC G+
Rob Salzman16,639Friday Circle Share:  This is the third of three circles that contains the people who make my streams come alive.  These are the passionate, witty, intellegent people who comment.   I may not agree with them, but I always learn somthing from them.  Fair warning.  Not everyone in this circle is a leftie.  :)2012-12-28 23:07:58459305CC G+
Peg Fitzpatrick8,940Looking for some fantastic people to circle?This is the Pluserati circle and includes +P E Sharpe +Jaana Nyström +Guy Kawasaki +Rodney Pike +Jessica Northey +Geoff Livingston and many more. Here's the Pluserati page on Alltop http://pluserati.alltop.com/Hope you enjoy and share! #Pluserati #CircleShare #circlesharing   #CircleoftheDay2012-12-27 17:10:0111011213CC G+
Bob Mulholland12,616Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware #InternetFreedom #SharedCircle Part 2 of 2With the impending #Anonymous day of action tomorrow #PM2012, here's a Circle of people who care about internet freedom.+1 or share to be added.2012-12-20 18:52:32395646CC G+
Bob Mulholland12,239#InternetFreedom #SharedCircle [Part 2 of 2]+1 to be added. I don't notify anymore, but all #InternetFreedom related posts have this added:Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware 2012-12-04 15:16:29395738CC G+
Ivonne García0This is my Geeks CirclePeople who share great content that only matters to us, technology geeks and people interested in the latest advances. :D Enjoy! #sharedcircle   #circles   #tech   #technology   #geeks   #geekcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-01 17:28:23332315CC G+
Peg Fitzpatrick6,982Happy #CircleShareSunday I'd like to share the #Pluserati circle. You can find them on Alltop here: http://pluserati.alltop.com/ Some people on the list: +Jaana Nyström +Mike Elgan +Amanda Blain +Guy Kawasaki +Thomas Hawk a great circle to follow for great content all the time on Google+.2012-11-04 14:56:52106738CC G+
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124CC G+
AJ Durling0This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302CC G+
RaMGoN GaLLaGHeR1,483            === Social Media Circle ===#sharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworks   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleday   #saturdaynightlight  2012-10-13 21:51:21498104CC G+
Ryan Ostendorf534This is my Independents circle.  Mostly Libertarian with a sprinkling of other 3rd partiers and those who do not fit under other political affiliations.Let me know if I've missed you or miscategorized you.Note: You might see shares you find offensive if you circle everyone here.  This circle is minimally curated on purpose.  You have been warned.2012-10-08 21:46:202051527CC G+
Bob Mulholland9,885#InternetFreedom #CircleShare #SharedCircles  Part 2 of 2+1 the post to be included, +1 my first comment to also be notified (although these types of posts are becoming less and less common)2012-10-01 03:05:38400227CC G+
Joe Martinez30,450Best of the Best on Google+ -- September 2012 Version!Another amazing circle of awesomeness! These are by far some of the best people and pages to follow on Google+! You won't find such a unique and mixed group as these! Make sure to add the circle or share it! This is perfect for any of you who are new and looking for great people to add! You got amazingly fantastic people like +Tiffany Henry, +Krystyn Chong, +Daria Musk, +Denise De La Vega, +Christopher Lira, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Gary Whitta, +Gabriel Guzman, +Hugo Seijas, +Amanda Blain, +Jaana Nyström, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Bobak Ferdowsi, +Mark Smith, +Stacy Frazer, +Derek Ross, +2012-09-15 07:08:00501372747CC G+
Thomas Power32,090some great people to get to know worldwide in this Circle feel free to share2012-09-12 13:56:1650110220CC G+
Alister Macintyre9,520Here is my circle of people who like to (and have demonstrated capability of) having a civilized conversation about Current Events from a Progressive point of view.2012-09-11 06:05:57252533CC G+
Hillel Fuld31,879Circle These Awesome Tech Folks!I am always looking for interesting people to circle here so if you have any suggestions for people or circles, leave em in the comments below. Meanwhile, enjoy this circle I created over a few months!2012-08-26 11:10:211778211CC G+
Peg Fitzpatrick4,772I would love to share my favorite circle with you: the Pluserati! Please circle, share & enjoy!This group can also be followed on Alltop ~~>> http://pluserati.alltop.com/ #PluseratiThis is a group of active, fantastic Google+kins who provide value to the Google+ community everyday.New to the list:+Amanda Blain +Jessica Northey +Terri Nakamura +Reg Saddler +Catherine Faas +Connie Reece In the words of +Guy Kawasaki, if you ask to be on the list, you aren't worthy to be on the list.  #EvanG+2012-08-08 23:53:34106835CC G+
Kurt Smith530Quality Circle ShareHere's a quality group of Plussers to circle. There are some active posters in here and many whom will circle you back. #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-08-07 00:19:0778305CC G+
Alexander Becker10,021As part of a pattern-analyzing experiment, and to examine the origins of "relevance," I am sharing my Top 99 circleSome observations —Robert Scoble is in my top 99, for no apparent reasons other than I circled him. "Relevance" does seem to come for people or pages I never interacted with apart from leaving the occasional +1. Also, mentioning someone repeatedly seems to increase relevance, for me, e.g. +Project Glass . Interestingly, mentioning without even having visited the Project Glass page is enough to make it relevant for me. While this makes sense, since I've written about it repeatedly, I can see a strong vector to game relevance this way.+Moritz Tolxdorff  and +Amanda Blain  deserve the credit for this endeavour —Want to create your own?► Click circles on the tab on the right► Make sure relevance is selected (default)► Select the top 99 users. (Drag a box around them)► Drag the whole group to "drop here to create new circle"► The new circle will open up. Make sure its 99 and adjust it if needed► Share it and use the hashtag #top99  and #sharedcircles   #top99   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  +Shared Circles on G+    +Nothing but Circles   +Public Circles   +CircleCount  +Full Circle If you got notified you are one of the 99 :-)2012-07-26 08:30:569934029CC G+
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-IdiotsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as 75 Non-Ghosts2012-07-25 01:43:317521327CC G+
Doug McCloud3,794Here is my #top99 #sharedcircles   - I'm sure everyone's list will differ than mine, but that's part of the fun!!2012-07-25 00:37:11100404CC G+
Chris Cota0Hybrid Circle - #snowballeffect   #nothingbutcircles  Cool G+ Chicks! Circle them! from +Michelle Marie  and  "Social Media Peeps" from +Scott Ayres  #sharedcirclessharedacirclewithyou   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  #livewelllaughoftenlovemuch  2012-07-20 21:19:52293012CC G+
Bob Mulholland7,562Sorry it's been a couple weeks, but Melissa is going to have the baby any day now and my focus now needs to be offline most of the time.After Zane has been born, my posts will become regular again.#InternetFreedom   #CircleShare  [part 2 of 2]Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware+1 if you want in+1 my first comment if you also want notifications.#InformActShareStayAware  2012-07-17 17:17:024058214CC G+
Lamar Jamieson0Quite an interesting circle. You will find here a great variety of people. From artists, writers and photographers to business people. Please add & share!2012-07-04 12:30:44190717CC G+
Kyle Beck0So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003CC G+
Bob Mulholland7,105#InternetFreedom   #CircleShare   [PART 2 OF 2]A Circle of people who care about internet freedom.+1 this post if you aren't in thie Circle yet and you want to be.+1 my first comment if you also want to be notified when I share Internet Freedom related posts.2012-06-29 19:18:23406216CC G+
Joe Martinez26,679Happy 1st Birthday Google+ - Best of the Best on Google+What better way to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Google+ than by sharing my circle of 500 of the best people to follow on Google+! We have all had our own amazing experiences and met some memorable people through out the year and I'm sure there will be more to come! This circle is perfect for those who are new or looking for more people to follow! And as always remember, sharing is caring! :) Some of the awesome people in this circle are: +Euro Maestro, +Daria Musk, +Chris Pirillo, +Diana Pirillo, +Amanda Blain, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Linda Lawrey, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Monika Ljubičić, +Mike Elgan, +James Williams, +Laurie DesAutels, +michael interbartolo, +Ron Garan, +Alida Brandenburg, +2012-06-29 00:27:08499271342CC G+
Nick Wolf0And I call this one "Persons of Interest"2012-06-28 21:31:13175605CC G+
Peg Fitzpatrick4,078Happy #CircleShareSunday! Please circle and share this fantastic list of the Pluserati! Includes such fabsters as +Lynette Young +Marcy Massura +Mike Elgan +Liz Strauss and +Guy Kawasaki. 2012-06-24 19:39:491056311CC G+
Rob Gordon25,033Business & Life Coaches, Advisors & Mentors.  This is a "shared circle" I last published a few months ago of people  on Google+ who are involved in mentoring, coaching or advising small businesses.  I am resharing this for two reasons.  First, I would like to know of other people who are involved in this as a profession who would like to be added to this circle, so please comment here if I should add you for the next time I publish.  Second, and maybe more important right now, I want to invite everyone in this circle to participate in our "Startup Chautauqua" next Saturday.  I described this event on this post: http://goo.gl/gTz2f where I probably got a bit too wordy, but basically we are planning a "multi-hangout" event for small business here, where participants will be able to go from hangout to hangout so we can get to know each other better and maybe find ways to help each other.  If you decide to be a hangout host you can either hold an informal "open house" or have a more organized presentation. We will be having two sessions of 20 minutes each.  I will be publishing more information about the format early next week.  This event is open to everyone so let me know if you would be interested in participating. 2012-06-23 19:07:065127414CC G+
Susanne Ramharter12,084Circle recommendation for new Google+ UsersIf you are wondering about what's the big deal about Google+ because your stream is empty then look no further. This is my crazy, mixed-up, circle of great people. You will find professors, authors, artists, class clowns, serious people, spiritual people, social media types, business people and some are here because they are just so nice.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3+Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You , +Best Shared Circle,  #circleshare   #circles  2012-06-21 18:24:2918934830CC G+


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2014-04-17 00:16:50 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Salon rightly asks why news organizations and universities, among others, give people like John Yoo an ongoing platform. I wonder, too, and wish at least journalists would ask themselves this question.

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2014-04-13 17:36:12 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)

My column this week looks at how our next generation smartphones could be as thin as a credit card, as bendable as rubber, waterproof, and have batteries that last for a week. All thanks to "graphene," a new wonder material.

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2014-04-13 17:35:37 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

i got unwanted software as a side effect of downloading stuff from C|Net. i guess they've changed owners or something. i won't be recommending them any more.

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2014-04-11 17:35:51 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)

Well-done infographic helps people choose better passwords. Embed it anywhere.

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2014-04-10 20:23:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Please offer suggestions and/or (cough) "applaud" my "Open Internet MOOC" (Massive Open Online Course) proposal.

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2014-04-10 17:42:47 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)

Another Wall Street company pleads guilty & pays big fine while the crooks in charge remain free and enormously wealthy:

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2014-04-10 15:31:50 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)

Around the world people have been using OpenSSL, a crypto tool created and maintained by volunteers, to protect ourselves online. We're all too cheap to pay, and the Heartbleed bug -- it's catastrophic -- is paying us back. In the Guardian I say we should collectively pay the open-source volunteers, and help prevent  something like this from happening again.

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2014-04-10 00:40:28 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

The last time Comcast wanted to buy a mega-company, it called Time Warner Cable a competitor. Their whiny defense: But conditions have changed.

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2014-04-10 00:39:20 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

How Obama's SEC colluded with Wall Street to minimize punishment for a series of major financial crimes:

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2014-04-10 00:38:31 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)

Palo Alto rents soar. So what does the city do? It bans people from sleeping in vehicles. How kind...

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2014-04-02 19:59:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

In the Guardian, I say I say Amazon's Fire TV isn't bad at all, but not the (currently impossible) breakthrough we need.

2014-04-01 14:41:41 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

If you read nothing else today, read this tweet from April 1, 2008:

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2014-03-30 16:36:05 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)

Looks like the Republicans have stopped even pretending that their laws to suppress voting have any other real goal. Sadly, the Supreme Court basically gave them permission to pursue this grossly anti-democratic (small "d") activity -- which, of course, is designed to rig elections by keeping Democrats (big "D") from casting votes.

Maybe it'll backfire, as it did in the 2012 election. But this banana-republican sleaze should shame anyone with a conscience.

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2014-03-29 18:04:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The New York Times would never have thought of doing something like this. Instead, it put a couple of Christie's insults into its main story. In a way, this coverage by Business Insider tells you more about New Jersey's bully-as-governor.

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2014-03-28 17:28:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The journalism ecosystem now includes advocacy organizations (at least some of them), I argue in Slate.

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2014-03-28 13:31:05 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)

CNN's Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Analysis Tool

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2014-03-27 17:06:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Phoenix-area folks: The Cronkite School is hosting an "Attacks on the Press" panel on April 8.

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2014-03-26 21:34:07 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

In the Guardian I ask if Obama's slight shift on phone records obscures the bigger issue: the rest of our data.

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2014-03-25 16:49:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

For journalism teachers: I'm part of a "Teachapalooza" teach-the-teachers event at the Poynter Institute in June. A solid lineup of topics and instructors.

2014-03-24 22:48:53 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Jimmy Wales responds to a Change.org petition about Wikipedia content. He says, essentially, "Show us the science.

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2014-03-23 20:10:06 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)

Students are paying through the nose for textbooks. It's outrageous.

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2014-03-21 16:34:21 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

My latest Guardian column looks at the evolving state of TV, and how the entertainment cartel is still struggling to provide the ultimate customers -- viewers -- with what they actually want.

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2014-03-21 01:04:09 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Tech/media pioneer Pat McGovern has died. One of the greats...

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2014-03-18 22:38:10 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

The Knight, Ford and Mozilla Foundations are collaborating on the latest edition of the long-running Knight News Challenge. This one asks, “How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?” — or risk losing the Net to the ever-more-powerful players that want to re-centralize (i.e. control) speech and, ultimately, innovation.

As you’ll see when you read the entries, folks are coming up with some terrific answers. I hope you’ll take a look at mine — I call it “The Open Internet MOOC” — and offer support if you like it.

More important, I hope you’ll recognize the threat we all face, and get involved in saving/restoring the open Internet we all need.

2014-03-16 00:01:52 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 25 +1s)

Warning: If you have a recent Samsung phone, there's a good chance it has a backdoor built in. This should be illegal, period. But the reality is that security agencies almost certain know about -- and are using -- these capabilities, with or without the connivance of the manufacturers and carriers.

Samsung needs to a) explain itself and b) remove this malware. Any bets on whether either will happen?

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2014-03-15 23:41:15 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)

I met up with Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, for lunch today in San Francisco. Two people passing our table recognized him. Both used the word "open" in their brief chats with him. Needless to say, he told them they were using the wrong word -- that "free" (as in freedom) was the only one that will do to describe his work and philosophy.

Our conversation was also about freedom, in the context of who controls our technology and communications. Hint: For the most part it's not the users of technology and communications tools.

Stallman is relentless, and sometimes abrasive, in his approach to making things happen. He describes himself as pessimist by nature, yet he sees some signs of progress. Yes, there are constant encroachments on our liberties by governments, corporations and the metastasizing plutocracy that  seeks dominance of the... more »

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2014-03-14 15:53:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

I've created a new course for the Arizona State University's online program, on digital media literacy. It's a follow-up to an earlier course that focuses on media "consumption" (a word I dislike in this context even though it's so widely used); I urge students to be active users of media rather than mere consumers.

This course focuses on media creation, and its natural extension, given the digital tools we're now using: collaboration. Among the requirements will be registering a domain name; contributing to Wikipedia, blogging, and more.

Unlike standard university courses, the online program runs for 7 weeks at a time. Here's an outline of what we'll be doing this spring -- and if you see something I should add, please let me know:

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2014-03-14 00:35:48 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

I realize it’s tilting at windmills, but I keep hoping Facebook’s founder and CEO will realize at some point that he could make money by selling a service that preserves privacy — and, in this era of massive government and criminal hacking, enhances security — for user-customers. This would be different than making the users the product, as the service currently does.

More in my latest Guardian column…

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2014-03-06 20:41:26 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)

In the Guardian I warn against the increasing lock-down trend for hardware, not just software.

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2014-03-05 17:47:01 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 12 +1s)

How Santa Monica built its own fiber network, with no debt. This could be a template for other communities.

2014-03-04 17:40:26 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Crap, an old LibreOffice bug that bit me a couple of years ago seems to be back. I just lost a bunch of work after saving and closing a document; the last several thousand characters are just gone. Disappeared.

I greatly appreciate all the work that volunteers have put into this software, but if I can't rely on it I just can't use it.

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2014-03-03 20:41:31 (32 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)

How a selfish jerk parks. Note: There were lots of empty spaces in the parking garage.

(Reposted with plate number obfuscated.)

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2014-03-03 18:17:30 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

How low can they go? This: a DDOS attack on Meetup, an ethical, useful and overall good-for-the-world service.

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2014-03-03 00:28:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Did you hear that Calibre, the eBook management tool, can import docx files directly? From the changelog:

"Allow direct importing of HTML or DOCX files as new books without doing a full conversion. Use File->Import HTML or DOCX to import a file as a new EPUB book with minimal changes from the original."

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2014-03-02 21:44:32 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

A Crimean investigative journalism center was plundered by invading troops. But the work was preserved by the Internet Archive.

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2014-02-28 19:53:37 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

I filed my latest Guardian column from TrustyCon, the "RSA refuseniks" gathering yesterday where trust mattered as much as security.

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2014-02-26 05:24:17 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)

Tsukiji

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2014-02-24 19:45:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

A company that sells spyware to governments issues a double-talk-filled, opaque denial that its foul products are making their way to dictatorships.

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2014-02-24 19:44:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Some of the Arizona Republican legislators who voted for a rancid pro-discrimination law are realizing that it would be a disaster for the state. So they want the governor to veto it, or a re-vote. For once it's good to see people who don't have the courage of their convictions.

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2014-02-21 22:24:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Great use of data by MIT and Harvard +Berkman Center for Internet & Society MediaCloud project:

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2014-02-20 18:02:40 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)

In the Guardian, I offer caution about our mobile communications future the more Facebook controls things.

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2014-02-14 06:14:58 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Mandarin Oriental...

2014-02-11 01:41:10 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

UPDATED

I travel a lot, and the single indispensable thing I carry, apart from my phone and computer, is a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones. My first set worked flawlessly for 10 years. But my current set (the QC15) has died after less than 3 years. So I may look elsewhere this time for a replacement. Recommendations?

Update: Bose will replace them for $89 plus tax and shipping (a little over $100). That's solid customer service.

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2014-02-06 23:56:58 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 38 +1s)

My new Guardian column urges everyone to participate in a day of protest and political action to reverse the trend toward a surveillance state -- and then to keep up the pressure.

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2014-02-06 17:27:02 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

In which author +Joe Konrath utterly shreds a literary agent who talks about authors the way (I suspect) the top Wall Street crooks talk about the rest of us.

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2014-01-30 21:57:24 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 22 +1s)

The dead hand of over-regulation hits computer-coding programs:

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2014-01-30 19:58:23 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

GoDaddy is under new management, and it's behaving much more responsibly than the old one. Example:

2014-01-30 19:57:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Students: tomorrow's the deadline to apply for one of Google's fantastic journalism fellowships. More info:

2014-01-16 21:35:34 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

http://english.martinvarsavsky.net/general/pervasive-spying-can-we-please-get-the-usa-we-used-to-love.html

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2014-01-16 20:48:38 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 24 +1s)

Yet another outrage from NSA and its UK counterpart, GCHQ: massive, indiscriminate collection and storage of text messages.

This has implications in several areas. If you use a web service that has 2-factor authentication (if they don't you should probably not use them), and if that 2nd factor is a text message, it's horribly compromised.

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