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Bud Gibson has been shared in 47 public circles

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Ajaydev Vijayakumar1,604Some really interesting people are included in this circle, most of them will add you back.To make sure you are in the next circle,Do include yourself,share and comment; #awesomecircles #circle #photography2014-01-16 12:28:44479001CC G+
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003CC G+
Georges Pauly14,521Thomas HawkShared publicly  -  30 Aug 2013 2500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-01 19:56:06482204CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,111,0232500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-08-30 13:49:174826527123CC G+
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,587Meet Web Designers & Web DevelopersMeet web designers and web developers on Google+ with this shared circleHelp me build this circle. Here's how.1. If you are a web developer or web designer make sure your profile mentions that.2. Share this circle publicly3. Leave a comment to confirm your share2013-03-25 23:12:29289229CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,499Shared Public Circle Of Web Designers & Developers Updated 3-21-13This is a hand picked circle of Web Developers and Web Designers that share valuable information about our industry.To be added to this circle or related circles please do the following. If you would like to be removed from this circle or moved to another circle, message me.1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment3. Make sure your profile description says something about yourself e.g. work, interests, hobby's etc.If you are not a web designer or developer feel free to share this post and comment here. I will add you to the appropriate circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #meetnewpeople #googleplus  2013-03-21 17:52:34287144CC G+
BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)620We are very proud to be able already to share the circle with the first 500 who were so smart to follow the best photo page on G+Want to join? Just add +BTP Editor's Choice sit back, relax and enjoy, BTP only the best!2013-03-18 12:58:18500366245CC G+
Matthew Shuey880Shared Circle Of Web Developers and Website Design CompaniesTo be added to this circle do the following.1.Plus this post2.Share this circle publicly3.Leave a comment confirming your share3.You must be a web developer or web designer to be added2013-03-08 23:53:08148137CC G+
Christina Trapolino54,573#CircleSunday  November 18, 2012It'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:---+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.---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!2012-11-19 03:11:2212014227CC G+
Michael B.1,582This circle was just shared to me by +Christina Trapolino .Thank you for sharing :-)2012-07-30 15:01:50118203CC G+
Christina Trapolino48,549July 15, 2012 #CircleSunday  It has been storming for almost a whole week in Austin!  Those of us who remember the wicked drought from last year (I wasn't a resident then, but a visitor several times) are grateful beyond words for the lower temperatures and the higher water levels in the lakes.  I am especially grateful for the storms because I can actually get more than 4 hours of sleep when it's raining.Stormy Sundays are probably the best thing ever (apart from brunch), and I've spent most of today browsing G+ and adding new folks to my 'potential Circle Sunday' list.  Here are the pleeps I've chosen for this week:---+Lil Peck has a slight obsession with horses.  I don't share that obsession (although I do like horses, and spent many summers as a little girl learning to ride them), but Lil Peck's Stream is just so dang interesting that I read it obsessively, anyway.  My favorite content of hers is tech-related -- especially when it's Google+ related.  Her latest post is an example of this (it's about how to make sure your Stream is drama-free): http://bit.ly/NvrXZV+Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator.  She also publishes something called Tinkerlab, which is actually pretty fascinating even if you're not a DIYer.  Speaking of DIY, my favorite part of Rachelle's profile is her suggestion of which Circles to add her to.  She lists DIY twice!  Whether it's intentional or not, I got a chuckle out of it because that's actually a fair analysis of her content: it's a lot of DIY/crafts stuff.  That said, I keep her in my "awesome A-list" Circle because her posts are fresh and unique.  Check out her latest post here: http://bit.ly/NJMquE+Jonathan Abbey is a testament to the power of the Nearby Stream.  By that, I mean that I found him through the first version of the mobile app for G+ -- he was posting from near my location, and I added him on a whim.  Several months later, and he's still on my read list!  He posts a lot of political stuff (fair warning if you like Romney -- Johnathan's Stream is unforgiving), but he's not preachy.  Talk about a rare find.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/NqjhFk---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!2012-07-16 01:21:3911718125CC G+
Christina Trapolino47,824July 1, 2012 #CircleSunday In a few days, it'll be my one year anniversary on Google+, but the platform itself celebrated its birthday this past week.  As a result, lots of people posted fantastic stories about their time here (check the #MyFirstPost  hashtag to peruse the Stream of posts), and I made a lot of new friends.  All three of my Circle Sunday recommendations below are a direct result of that.  I hope they bring something fresh to your Streams, as they have mine.  :)---+Mark Bruce is a regular #ScienceSunday  contributor who came to me via a shared Circle this past week.  If you're looking to beef up your science Circles, you can file Mark under awesome.  He hails from Adelaide in South Australia, which is where I went to some university a few years back.  It's a great, albeit quiet little town full of smart folks like Mark, IIRC.  Extra cool points awarded due to his self-proclaimed enthusiasm for transhumanism.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/LJ9YLLI have never recommended a Page in my Circle Sundays, but that's changing this week.  I stumbled across a Googler's new yoga page -- +Quantum Yoga -- during my Stream surfing this week and fell in love.  I want to get into yoga, but I've had some trouble making time for it.  +Brandon Seils' Page is helping me to increase my interest in the practice by highlighting its geeky side.  Maybe my next step will be to find a good yoga Hangout!  Check out the Page's latest post here: http://bit.ly/MNqKNf+Ivan Yudhi is more proof that commenting thoughtfully will get you noticed and Circled by people with common interests.  I found Ivan while hopping around several I/O conversations.  He posts a lot about sports as well as different smartphones and their creators (and other tech, in general).  His profile indicates he's into photography, and while I don't see a lot of his photos in his Stream, I'm hoping he'll take some pictures soon and share them!  Check out Ivan's latest post here: http://bit.ly/LYLBek---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!2012-07-02 03:50:5211318530CC G+
Jari Huomo7,914Christina Trapolino Circle Sunday CircleHere is an excellent selection of Google+ users manually selected by lovely +Christina Trapolino (https://plus.google.com/102615863344410467759/about)If you do not want to add all at once, you can see all the people in this circle here: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/christinatrapolino/ with links to their best posts & photo posts. 2012-06-21 10:26:491118219CC G+
Christina Trapolino47,287June 17, 2012 #CircleSunday Hello again, Google+!This month has been tremendous for me -- as I continue to search for cultural clues that prove my hypothesis that society is evolving its use of social media, I've learned a great deal about the relationship between brands and bloggers (or, as I like to call them, citizen journalists).  More on this later in the week, when I share my takeaways from the Blog Her Food '12 conference in Seattle.For today, I'm very pleased to share these fine folks with y'all for Circle Sunday!---First up is +John Maguire, who is a clinical researcher at the University of Kansas. John livens up my Stream with fantastic posts about all sorts of topics (seriously, they range from sports to outer space), but my favorite thing about him comes from his profile: "Being green is [sic] doesn't have to reflect one's political status, rather learning how [to] better our way of living and sustaining a better place to live for future generations." Hear, hear! Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/MzMHzrI have well over 500 photographers in my Circles, and they are all super talented.  They certainly remind me that my Instagram account is strictly amateur.  Many of them have enormous followings, but some have been less exposed than others.  Case in point?  +Rainer Steinke is a street photographer whose taste and style are, in my opinion, spectacular. This is my favorite of his recent posts: http://bit.ly/MXbUkM+Kyle Sullivan is an exobiology major (bonus nerd points) whose posts are endlessly interesting.  I like Kyle's Stream so much because he mixes NASA information with a quirky sense of humor (he initially caught my attention when I saw some re-shares of his #AwayTeamPorn posts -- y'all know how I feel about Star Trek).  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/M5sdws---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!2012-06-17 22:53:4711120424CC G+
Prashanth Akunuri1,883sharing my "web developers" circle. could be useful for some. This includes the "web developer circle" shared by +Amanda Blain thank you.2012-06-09 01:30:52323002CC G+
Thomas Hawk2,473,6682,000 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+Part 2 of 4 (Ev-La)Part 1 of 4 (A-Ev) here:  http://goo.gl/Z333gThis is the fourth time since joining G+ almost a year ago that I'm sharing my photographers circle.  I shared it with 500 photographers, 1,000 photographers, 1,500 photographers and now 2,000 photographers.  I have to break my circle up into four 500 photographer circles as that is the G+ limit.  Each day this week (Mon.- Thurs.) I'll share a different circle.  Today is the second circle and includes photographers with the last name's Ev-La. A few notes about these circles.  I always get hated on when I share them by people.  Inevitably if I include 2,000 people, I will leave 50,000 people out.  This is not intentional or personal.  This circle is not "the best" photographers on G+ or in the world.  It doesn't mean if you are not in my circle that you are not a "quality" photographer.  This list is simply photographers that I've stumbled across for whatever reason over the past year and have chosen to follow their work.  In some cases I've gotten to know the photographers in this circle personally -- through photowalks and trips, hangouts, in real life, etc.  Many of these people are or have become my friends.  Most of the photographers in my circle though I don't even know.  They are just people whose work I admire and want to consume -- I hope many are future friends.  :)I use some objective criteria with this circle but I use a lot of subjective criteria too.  This is, afterall, my own personal circle that I look at and +1 from every single day.  My aesthetic taste and personal preferences may be very, very different than yours.  This is ok.  Art is subjective.  That said, here a breakdown of my own preferences and biases that influence who I add into my circle.1.  I like people who are active on G+.  If you haven't posted one of your photos in the last month you probably are not in this circle.  I use a script to uncircle inactive people regularly.2.  I like photographers who mostly post their own photographs.  I dislike clutter and "dumb stuff" in my photographers circle.  Excessive reshares, circle shares, memes, gifs, youtube videos, posts not about photography, web links, etc. make me uncircle or move people to a different circle.  I also like photographers who regulate how much of their photography they post to their stream.  I don't want to see 50 shots in a row of someone's vacation.  I think about 5 photos max a day feels about right to me.3.  *Controversial* I dislike signatures and watermarks.  You will find photographers in my circle that use them.  It's just a bias, not a hard and fast rule.  I mostly want this stream to be as watermark/signature free as possible.  I totally understand and respect your reasons and decision for using watermarks/signatures.  I hope you equally respect my decision to not want to consume photos mared up with them.  Please don't turn this into a discussion about watermarks/sigs, I've spent the last 10 years thinking heavily about this issue.  It's just a personal preference and bias.4.  I like people who are active, positive, helpful, enthusiastic G+ community members.  I dislike people who are rude, mean, complainers, trolls, harrasers, etc.  If you say mean things to people, about people, about their art or their work I don't want to follow you.  I'm fine with debate and disagreement.  It should just be done respectfully -- there's a huge difference between respectful disagreement and rude behavior.  Not only will you not be in this circle if you are rude, I'll probably block you too.  I want to surround myself with positive uplifting people. 5.  I like people who directly post t2012-06-05 16:20:03500151110311CC G+
Christina Trapolino46,899June 3, 2012 #CircleSunday  Hello again, Google+!  I've been a very busy girl for the past couple of weeks, but I've still been surfing my Streams and looking out for great people to feature for Circle Sunday.  Today, I'd like to share the latest three additions to my #CircleSunday  Circle:---+David Garcia has been in my Circles for a long time, and I've been meaning to feature him for much of that time.  His posts are uplifting and his message is something we can all relate to from time to time.  David has a blog called, "Keep it up, David!" and it's about his battle with losing weight.  He's doing a great job, which is nice to see, but what makes his approach really special is that he doesn't focus on weight all the time.  Rather, he chooses to highlight great things to eat for their taste and nutritional value, which makes his content engaging for anyone -- trying to lose weight or not.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/LrbDGU+Gunther Cox only has about 1,100 followers and I have no idea why he doesn't have way more than that, so I'm hoping this feature will help spread his content to a larger audience.  Gunther posts about what is probably the coolest thing ever -- robots.  He makes them and posts about them!  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/Le1mBLI'd like to let +Jonathan Chalker's profile speak for itself (boy, I love when people really take the time to fill that sucker out): "I am a proud first generation G+ user. In G+ I write articles about science, technology, music, design (web and product), philosophy, media, and customer service in the digital world. I also follow quite a few people, read most of their posts, and actively comment (yay, me)."  He really is an interesting guy to follow! Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/KZtWV6---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!2012-06-04 00:43:5110912025CC G+
Harika Sezgin2,987Hi G+ :) Today I want to share my fantastic photographers circle with you. Have a nice one :)2012-05-31 19:16:59492307CC G+
bish s10,331500 people from my photography circle for +Stephanie Fecik. My circle has more people but the sharing feature limits me to only 500 of them!2012-05-29 19:48:23500503CC G+
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)5,291This is my #LinuxArmy circle this is more a community circle I mean here in this circle are ppl from very different businesses and different life roles not only a IT technology oriented ppl but beautiful fact is that all of them use or it was using #Linux As my earlier post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111716948575577959969/posts/MkVq8shasA1follow them all if you want a lot of posts about #linux and IT technology2012-05-29 09:37:56501007CC G+
John Hauxwell5,357The circle I check first on G+ loginInteractive, friendly and help to keep me sane - thanks folks :)2012-05-04 20:00:2416723312CC G+
Christina Trapolino44,279April 8, 2012 #CircleSunday First of all, happy Easter (or Zombie Jesus Day, depending on your preference), everybody! Yesterday was my birthday, so I drove to Dallas to see some friends and am currently in recovery mode after having a large amount of celebratory champagne (shhh, please pass the Advil). Regardless, I'm happy to share three of my newest Circle Sunday recommendations with you all!---+Bud Gibson is a business professor who specializes in technology and online marketing. His Stream, however, is mostly filled with rather pretty photographs and interesting notes about social platforms. Check out one of his latest photographs here: http://bit.ly/Hq1v3J.+Melissa Bryan is a self-labeled "geeky gamer girl," and as a former gamer myself, I find her Stream to often feel like a kindred's. She's got a great sense of humor and her posts will add a nice dash of comedy to your Stream. Check out her latest, Easter-themed post here: http://bit.ly/Hq3iWt (it makes me giggle).I've been paying more attention to my Photography Circles lately, and +Jacob Dix has been posting some of the more unique photos I've seen in the past couple of weeks. He often posts photos with a #MobileOnly tag, which is not something I was previously familiar with. The effects, however, are really more interesting than I would have thought (obviously, I know nothing about photography!). Here is my favorite recent photo of his: http://bit.ly/IcQPRU.---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!2012-04-08 23:13:209134120CC G+
Error 404 (Nicht1,516Okay- Here is my latest and greatest Circle of Incredible Photographers from around G+.Here are a few shout outs: +Stuart Williams who should be in everyone's photography circles!+April Joy Peterson-Gutel whose work is brilliant and deserves to be well known!+Serge Ivanov Who likes to take photos at night (I'll leave the topics to Serge)!+Mikko Lagerstedt A self-taught photographer from Finland with amazing stuff!And +Lucy Shires who tackles one of my favorite subjects: urban abstract!Please let me know if I missed you in my circle and I will make sure to add you to it! Please share this circle, follow these great people, and enjoy! Thanks!2012-04-05 17:42:01271805CC G+
Manfred Berndtgen11,133#SacredSunday says Thank You◊◊◊ We would like to encourage all contributors to practice the "Golden Rule" - we all love pluses and comments; please plus and comment on the images of others. ◊◊◊ ───────────────────────────────────────           Sacred Sunday               ──────      "Thank you" circle for 25 March      ─────────────────────────────────────── • Firstly, we wold like to thank everyone. • Some folks seem to have caught spring fever week. :-))• There were over 130 images this week • +Bill Wood will be leaving the team. We are sad to see him leave but we understand his reasons. We wish him all the best and want to thank him for all the hard work he put it to the theme and the wonderful images he contributed. • We realize that naming all of the curators can get to be a bit much so we ask you to name at least one of us and the page. Certainly, we all like to receive the notice so we hope you'll mention us all but we'll understand if you don't.Hopefully the circle includes everyone that contributed to Sacred Sunday this week, but experience says we missed some. Everyone is important to the success of the theme and we apologize if we missed you. +Charles Lupica, +Manfred Berndtgen, +Robyn Morrison, +Margaret Tompkins and +SacredSunday would like to thank you for joining us this week. See you next week.*If we missed you we're sorry. *Note: we want to be up front. Many of the people in this circle received a "notification" that we added them to our circles. This is a temporary circle and we can't keep everyone in the long term. We will keep people that have circled us as long as we can but, we may need to drop some of the people that added us.#circleShare #sharedcircles2012-03-28 09:17:23362221416CC G+
Sir John Hardy17,427There have been a few circles shared about lately. None, however, is as good as this one. Each person in this circle has been crash tested in a laboratory, simmered in a social incubator and boiled in the crucible of interaction. All have come up with a pH reading of 4 or higher.2012-03-11 14:36:3337538720CC G+
Error 404 (Nicht0Here is a great group of photographers on G+! Thanks to all of you for sharing your art with the rest of us! It is very appreciated!If you or someone you know should be in this circle, please let me know! There is room for more!Fee free to share this circle! Have fun!2012-02-16 17:11:39248944CC G+
Thomas Hawk846,3871,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (A-G, Part 1 of 3)1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (A-G, Part 1 of 3) http://goo.gl/WGdFw1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (G-O, Part 2 of 3) http://goo.gl/1yiS61,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (P-Z, Part 3 of 3) http://goo.gl/6nLZEI've shared my photographers circle on Google+ two times now. Once when it got to 500 and then again when it got to 1,000. Today my circle hit 1,500 so I'm sharing them again.I have to break them up into 500 person circles because this is the limit on Google+. Also Google limits the number of people you can add to circles per day so I'm going to publish my kick ass photographers circle over 3 days. Today I'm publishing A-G. Tomorrow I'll publish G-O. Friday I'll publish P-Z. By last name.In addition to the kick ass photographers in these circles I've also added three other accounts. Our new photography hangout show which will be on live tonight at 8PM PST +Photo Talk Plus as well as our show's sponsors +Drobo and +SmugMug as a way of saying thanks to them.A few notes about these circles. not to be long-winded, but…Every time I've shared my circles I've gotten haters from it. People who are upset that they are not in them. I absolutely detest that. It makes me not even want to share them because of that. These circles are not meant to be the definitive list of what photographers you should be following on Google+. These circles are simply who I have chosen to follow for photography on Google+ for my own personal consumption. I want to share them because I think YOU may also benefit from having these rich, talented, kick ass photographers in your streams.This is the circle that I browse every single day looking for great stuff to +1 and comment on Google+ and as such it reflects my own personal biases. For example. I hate looking at watermarks. This is a personal preference thing. If you use them, more power to you. It's absolutely your right. But as a consumer of photography I find them ugly and distracting and so I tend not to follow people who use them. This is not a big deal. This is not a personal attack against you if you watermark. This isn't even a universal rule of mine. I do have a few friends who use them that I still follow. But by and large, what you get with my circles is a watermark/signature free circle. I also prefer people who are active on Google+ both in terms of posting and in terms of contributing to the community. If the last photo you posted was in November, I probably won't have you in this list.If you were in my photographers circle before but removed, it could be for a lot of these sorts of reasons. Watermarks/sigs, not posting enough, posting too much non photography stuff that I'm not interested in, or all kinds of other things. Who knows. But it's most definitely not personal. (Unless I'm blocking you and then maybe it is personal).Also if you are not in these circles it may simply be because we don't know each other yet. In time perhaps we will become great friends (hopefully). Or you may not be in these circles just 2012-01-18 23:20:26500193111261CC G+
Jalaj Jha2,026Here is my selection of 244 Photographers in this shared circle. What makes this circle different is that these photographers are the ones who allow you to download their shared photos. Respect their copyrights and the trust they put in us by allowing download, and watch this circle grow... (stats: they are around 31.8% of all photographers categorized so far, 172 photographers are still pending, so expect the circle to grow)2012-01-01 02:33:11244004CC G+
Thomas Hawk277,019So the last few days I've been redoing my circles with the goal of resharing my Kick Ass Photographers Circle when it hit 1,000 photographers. Today it hit 1,000 for the first time and so I thought I'd share them. Because a circle can only have 500 people in it, I've broken this circle up into 2 circles by last name, A-K http://goo.gl/7HVMN and L-Z http://goo.gl/EO0O2.The people in these circles are some of the highest quality photographers on G+ today. Many of them are also my personal friends and people that I've known in some cases for years. Some of them are people that I don't know at all, but I just really admire their work. Anytime one attempts to share a list like this, there is inevitably a bit of negative backlash. It would be impossible to put every great photographer on Google+ on this list. Please keep in mind that if we are friends and I missed you on this list, it is not personal. Staying on top of tons of contacts isn't easy and I'm only human.If you were on this list before and are not now, also please do not take offense. I spent a great deal of time scrubbing this list this time around and was much more strict with the criteria for inclusion. I basically was looking for high quality active G+ photographers who post mostly their own work, who post without watermarks or signatures, and who interact in the community. Not everyone in this list meets this criteria, but 98% of you do.Also, if you're not on this list it may be that I simply don't know you. We haven't met in real life. We haven't interacted online. You may be an amazing photographer but our paths just have not had a good chance to cross in a meaningful way yet. Here's to meeting many more of you kick ass photographers in the future.This is the list that I browse most often on G+. It's where I go to find my daily dose of great photography. I'm sharing it because I think that you too might like some of the photography that is being published by these photographers. Thank you to every photographer not just on this list, but on G+ as a whole for making our daily lives a little more interesting and beautiful with the great images that you generously share.Thomas Hawk shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 20:13:44500190154165CC G+
Jeff Rushton0World Photographers #5Jeff Rushton shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 01:01:311891422CC G+
Aaron Stanley0Occupy Wall Street CircleAaron Stanley shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 00:29:19493111CC G+
Bill Seward897Bill Seward shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 16:26:08500502CC G+
Marshall McLuhan0Only 500 people can be shared at one time!Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 04:00:24497311CC G+
Lynne Flynn0+Sylvia Lee 2nd 99% Circle.Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 03:30:36376213CC G+
Marshall McLuhan0There is a 500 add limit when sharing...so limit your circle size to make it easier to add others.Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:03:24500503CC G+
Lynne Flynn099% Circle - 763 so why can't I share them all, Googley Moogley? Spread the word!Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:00:275001337CC G+
Kyle Gottfried0So the "Occu Py" profile has been deleted, so here is my Occupy Wall Street circle so we can stay in touch.Kyle Gottfried shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 01:23:05198301CC G+
Kyle Gottfried0My Occupy Wall Street circle.Check my earlier posts to view my earlier version of this circle that included only the most outspoken people I found on Google+Kyle Gottfried shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 17:32:59195110CC G+
Daniele Vega0My Occupy list. 99%ers.Daniele Vega shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 07:55:26187325CC G+
Lord Parker999Here is a Circle of Teachers that I have been harvesting recently.... growing slowly but sure to spreadLord Miles Parker shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 13:06:2577748CC G+
John Francis0This is a circle of 99%ers that I have put together. They are sharing #Occupy posts and or Occupying and I am very appreciative to allJohn Francis shared a circle with you.2011-10-04 01:31:25141314CC G+
Laurence O'Bryan0A circle of people interested in historical mysteries. Please add to and share back.Laurence O'Bryan shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 11:25:311691256CC G+
Paul Yager (Vertick)0Awesome Photographers!Paul Yager shared a circle with you.2011-09-30 02:05:44248555CC G+
Leo Laporte146,965As promised on TWiT Photo - my photography circle. Thanks to all the great photographers and photo fans who suggested these folks! http://twit.tv/photoLeo Laporte shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 21:05:13217112128177CC G+
Thomas Hawk141,162Let's try this again. Earlier this morning I shared my Kick Ass Photographers list. The list only included 250 of the 400+ people on this list and so I felt bad when people that were in this circle were left out. Circles were borked for me for part of this morning, but I think I have them working again and so I split this list into 2 organized by your first name. So if your first name starts with A-K, you'll be in this list. If your first name starts with L-Z you'll be in the other list.NOTE: I'm very unorganized and I just KNOW I've left some really good people off these circles and I'm sorry in advance. Especially if we're friends and know each other, please know it wasn't intentional, I'm just unorganized sometimes. Thanks!Thomas Hawk shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 20:42:5624910457119CC G+
Sir John Hardy6,712Testing out Google+'s new shared circle feature.As you probably know I've been collecting names of people interested in web development. Now at last I can share that circle with you.John Hardy shared a circle with you.2011-09-26 23:03:3913537218CC G+


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2014-04-22 15:00:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

It can really pay to go back and review the basics.

2014-04-22 02:32:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Note to self: never perform serous data analysis on a laptop class machine.

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2014-04-21 01:14:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This might crazy (to me it did), but only 40% of the global web traffic comes from humans. 31% come from "good bots", and the rest come from malicious bots.

2014-04-20 15:25:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I used to believe in the sort of notion of using the best tool for the job. More and more, I'm starting to believe in "adapt your tool" to do the job. Sometimes, of course, the tool just won't adapt. The problem is always one of getting bogged down in complexity en route to the answer.

2014-04-19 22:47:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I have had great success with the R community on Google+. I've now joined the Google+ developers community.

2014-04-19 13:51:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

My question for the new Godzilla movie: Can anything possibly top the Kraken? Anything other creature pales in comparison. Plus, it's all getting just a little overdone.

2014-04-19 12:43:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

So, my latest project is to develop a Google+ auto grader in R. This should be fun. I think the advantage something like R has over say Python is that R is purpose built for analysis. That said, Python has an overall richer ecosystem, so R's advantage is slight but still real.

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2014-04-18 14:17:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

As I continue to pursue this MOOC, one of the clear issues is context for exploratory analysis. You have to be in touch with the domain to know what matters and what doesn't. All analytical models build on that foundation.

2014-04-17 12:32:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I'm testing out the time lag on the Google+ API.

2014-04-16 12:55:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I don't care what people say about the cloud, the two barriers to analytical accessibility are:
1. Can I run it on my laptop?
2. Can I run it in my browser?
The minute setup transgresses those boundaries, you've lost 99% of your potential audience.

2014-04-13 19:56:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

So, careful targeting of a post to a google+ community specifically on that topic has led to one of my highest blog interaction rates ever.

2014-04-12 03:27:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Despite it's early promise, I generally find articles on Medium dissatisfying. There's no meat, and the rhetoric is over blown.

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2014-04-11 18:20:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The short answer is no, you shouldn't pay for MOOC-based certifications in R, but there are some things, that if they changed, could make me say yes.

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2014-04-09 13:22:45 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Interested in learning data science (and specifically the R programming language)? I quickly review two MOOCs from prestigious universities and point out what I think is hole not currently fulfilled by any MOOC.

2014-04-06 14:17:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

One of the key things in any data analysis problem is that the real issue is not the analytic machinery you bring to bear but your understanding of the ins and outs of the problem and how it might relate to that machinery. This means that complex data analysis problems need to have a high dollar amount attached to make it worth your while.

2014-04-05 22:47:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'm coming to the conclusion that MOOCs are an incredible continuing ed tool for the motivated.

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2014-04-02 20:48:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

If you already have the apple tv, why do this? Possibly the same for Roku, but I have no experience of it.

All of these different things seem like paying for the same set of services again and again. There are only slight differences.

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2014-04-02 13:06:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

TOO CREEPY.  My jaw was literally dropped the whole time watching this (no exaggeration), as this was just too creepily reminiscent of the recent movie "Her."  The movie was about an operating system sometime in the near-future that featured the first fully-integrated artificial intelligence logic, in the form of a character named not Siri but Samantha.  And that concept is literally what the company Couple announced.

If you want to be sufficiently creeped out, check out the intro video yourself:
https://couple.me/alice
And for a comparison to "Her" (would highly recommend):
http://youtu.be/WzV6mXIOVl4

Thankfully, I remembered that this is the first of April (gets me every year!), but this was a good way to get the several-year-old app back into minds.  Even though I went as far as searching for Alice on the App Store to check it out, tothe... more »

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2014-04-02 13:04:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

For only becoming available to the public consumer a few years back, smartphones are affecting our every day lives, as well as companies marketing budgets on a daily basis. This article explains a study done using 2582 phone models, 691 different carriers, and 106 different operating systems and found correlations between application use with all of the above different variables. After doing this the study the company tracked the app failure rate with these different variables and explained how a failing app can affect an advertising budget. 

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2014-03-31 12:45:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Content Marketing is something that is always evolving. There will always be new mediums, and more efficient ways to spend advertising dollars. This article touches on how the state of Content Marketing is correcting itself right now. Many of the corrections fall in the areas that we are learning in our Adwords/Analytics classes. 

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2014-03-31 12:39:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

After listening to Brad Stone’s account of “The Everything Store”, I quickly recognized the pattern of their market penetration strategy: undercut prices to ridiculous-not-to-adopt, then once establishing a platform introduce more lucrative products on top.  While the “platform model” is not uncommon, the brash, unapologetic undercutting of competition seems pretty distinctive to Amazon.  This I personally experienced the morning of Google’s announcement of their Compute Engine, with a jubilant announcement of a surprise price reduction to the Web Services.

Despite their claimed 42nd price reduction since 2008, the long-established giant Google may have the muscle to wrestle AWS down, especially with their firepower of their ubiquitous Google Drive.  It will be interesting to see how Google positions Drive in all of this.

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2014-03-31 12:32:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Printing Wikipedia !!!!   Will I can see where they are coming from but I feel it is just a waste of time and resources !! unless you consider it an art project then they can get away with it 

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2014-03-31 12:29:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Apple may launch a brand new MacbookAir this year. The new MacbookAir including a 12-inch screen that would position it between the existing 11.6-inch and the 13.3-inch models. Furthermore, the new MacBook model would have a high-resolution “Retina” display, would lack a fan, and might feature a new trackpad design that eliminates the mechanical button.

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2014-03-28 01:40:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Continuing in my adventure of participating in the edX R MOOC, it's clear that most online audiences aren't prepared for the rigors of an MIT analytical course. The homeworks are lengthy, and they expect you to think.

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2014-03-26 18:22:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Business has always been fueled by the continuous demand to satisfy the needs of their customers. However some business have become so enamored with themselves that they portray way to much that in the end confuses the customer. There is such a thing as to much information and some firms are beginning to realize this.

2014-03-26 13:03:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Two thoughts: 1) I'd like to see google+ communities broken out into a separate product (as is, it's too buried); 2) I'd like to be able to simultaneously publish the same post (or copies of the same content) into a community and into my google+ stream (like I can with blogger).

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2014-03-25 13:36:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I've started auditing this MOOC based on a course targeted at freshmen MIT students. Why? These courses are built for the masses and provide excellent examples of strategies for avoiding the pitfalls that group usually faces. I'm not sure I would recommend this course for an experienced analytic professional needing a quick jumpstart in R, the statistical language used in the course. However, for those new to analysis, this may be the place to start.

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2014-03-24 22:17:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

A really nice tutorial on using the Google Analytics API with R. It's remarkably simple to access.

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2014-03-24 20:30:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I actually have chrome set not to give notifications on OS X. If it played nice with OS X system notifications, I'd be OK with it. Instead, it insists on putting yet another icon in my menu bar. I like Google Now, I just don't want it to invade me.

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2014-03-24 14:50:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The new surgical 'snakebot' is the next big thing in surgical technology. It reduces the margin of error because of its snake-like flexibility. It can steer, slither, sense and slice to make surgeries that much more easier, quicker and safer. 

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2014-03-19 18:27:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This will be an interesting case-study to watch...

2014-03-19 14:49:41 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'm using my feed reader (feedly + the iOS reeder app) more than ever and sharing by email, text message, or (gasp) Facebook.

2014-03-17 21:08:33 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

+David Kutcher, I think we cracked the blogger and google tag manager nut. We had to spend a bit of time figuring out google tag manager first. Not hard, but easier to do just working with test html pages written by hand.

After we got that part down, we made the discovery of a life time. It's actually easy to edit the blogger template html in the blogger interface. This did not use to be the case. Once we get this down, I'll do a write up.

cc +Justin Cutroni 

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2014-03-17 13:28:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

I can see what Yahoo would do this, it makes perfect sense. Luckily I do still have my Yahoo again, I just have to remember the password.

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2014-03-16 14:19:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

For any of you that have any experience using statistical modeling software such as R, here is a very straight-forward run through of how to create some very interesting graphical representations.  The skills it takes to create things like this are EXTREMELY employable right now.

2014-03-16 14:16:08 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Join instructor +Justin Cutroni and special guest +Sagnik Nandy, Principal Engineer for Google Analytics, on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:00 AM PDT for a live community event covering questions and discussion topics from Google Analytics Platform Principles on Analytics Academy.

Queue up your course questions for Justin and Sagnik on the Google Analytics Academy community page with the hashtag #analyticsacademylive  and +1 your favorite submissions.

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2014-03-16 04:04:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

What this doesn't quite capture is that everyone's Facebook is different, so it's not like we're all going to the same place.

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2014-03-16 01:14:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Yes, stay away from bitcoin.

2014-03-15 18:43:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The idea that google analytics can be used for mobile app tracking is fascinating.

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2014-03-13 14:22:02 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

So this morning, Chris Evans cheerfully said the Internet is 25 years old today.

Of course, that's rubbish - in October or so, the Internet will be 45 years old.

Here, I'll wedge in a #web25  hashtag in a subtle manner.

25 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee came up with his take on a hypertext system. This on its own wasn't terribly remarkable - two years later, there'd be an entire conference dedicated to hypertext systems, where he'd demonstrate his toy to people in the US for the first time.

The "web" he'd created had no images, no fonts, no layout to speak of - it was a fairly simple SGML format and a grossly simple protocol for getting at them. The protocol would go through multiple iterations from its "GET /" 0.9 version up to HTTP/1.1 - HTTP/1.0 was sufficiently poor that when it was published, there was a race on to... more »

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2014-03-13 14:03:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Mobile really is eating the world

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2014-03-13 13:57:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

My view is that the new search results without underlined links and larger fonts are substantially more readable, plus the iconic blue color really does highlight the links as links.

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2014-03-12 15:59:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is quite impressive. It's the sort of cool example I remember from the early days of mashups before Google went all, "We have to make everything in our APIs hyper hard". Now, you suddenly feel like, "Hey, I could just do this".

2014-03-12 14:45:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Are a well curated answer box on search and social pages enough?

2014-03-12 14:44:26 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

So, what's the point in having a website these days?

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2014-03-12 02:05:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'm finding this Google Analytics Academy course quite gripping. The videos are basic, but the supporting reference materials are good. Google finally has taken the right step up in documenting this product. The data model and collection strategy are also substantially improved.

Analytics is finally stepping beyond the page view as its basic accounting unit.

2014-03-09 17:56:48 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

+Justin Cutroni +David Kutcher Have any of you used google tag manager with blogger blogs? I am thinking about incorporating it into a university course this summer.

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2014-03-09 16:15:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is pretty interesting. Costing them only $60 million, much cheaper than recent acquisitions, they're looking to use the drones to bring internet to places that don't already have it. In a nutshell, a flying drone could provide a network as large as 100 terrestrial towers, while staying aloft for 5 years at a time (solar powered).

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2014-03-09 16:13:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The dual-boot option coming soon for new windows handsets that run both Android and Windows mobile coming out is interesting. The dual-boot option could be more profitable for Microsoft, but from another report I read, there was a mention that it might be a modified Android version that is more Windows based, kind of like how Amazon does with its kindle services. However, this detail is still unclear.

2014-03-09 16:09:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Go to the below link to find a Google Doc that finally explains how to manage your Google + notifications!!!  Finally, I can disable these Google+ notifications on my mobile!

http://goo.gl/M6nPAX

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