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Robert Scoble has been at 11 events

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Robert Scoble5,621,831+Thomas Hawk and I are talking about how the filters work on Facebook and why they aren't as nice to photographers as Google+ is. Which got me a ton of questions about my feed, and what I'm seeing/learning about how the filters work and how to "game" them to get things through to more people's feeds on Facebook.I'm linking to here from Facebook, so there. This one is for the Facebook fans (or haters)2014-08-07 01:11:30140 
Robert Scoble5,621,831First look at NAVDY, a new heads up display coming next year for $299. Learn more at http://www.navdy.com but here is founder/CEO Doug Simpson.New heads up display for your car2014-08-05 18:36:3743 
Rackspace464,782Join Racker +Drew Cox  on this week's +Rackspace Office Hours Hangout as we discuss Mobile Strategy and the impact that the mobile movement is having on business and technology! We will be joined by a hand full of Rackers with experience in our Mobile approach as well as the broader mobile development world!We are looking forward to discussing the importance of developing a mobile strategy as well as some practical tips and lessons learned from our organization! So bring your questions to this interactive hangout.Why you should care about your business’ mobile strategy2014-05-22 20:00:0024 
Robert Scoble5,621,831I am hanging out with Jeff Stevens. Back in the 1980s he was the first CTO on Wall Street, when he worked for Merrill Lynch. Today he's keeping abreast of contextual technologies and Bluetooth Smart Beacons, and we have a discussion about where businesses could use such.Hanging out with first CTO on Wallstreet2014-04-11 21:12:2823 
Rackspace464,782Come join +Rackspace's Startup Liaison Officer +Robert Scoble and Rackers +Drew Cox and +Alan Bush as they discuss the ways that Cloud Computing has changed the business and technology of Startup Culture. This will be a live Hangout On Air, and will include a Question and Answer session. Bring your questions for Robert and the team.Robert Scoble on the Impact of Cloud Computing on Startup Culture2014-04-10 20:00:0024 
Robert Scoble5,621,831Join Robert Scoble and Shel Israel for the launch of their new book, Age of Context, which is about how sensors, wearable computers, machine learning, social, and location data are changing our world, our privacy, and bringing us highly assistive and personalized products and services.Everyone is invited. To RSVP, please visit EventBrite at http://ageofcontext.eventbrite.com/Age of Context Book Launch with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel2013-11-07 18:00:0083 
PBS MediaShift478,773It’s a scary but exciting world for newspaper owners right now, especially if you’re in a selling mood. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post last week (while our podcast was on vacation — great timing!), and Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Boston Globe before that. As newspapers continue to struggle to raise advertising or subscription revenue, will the journalism industry be aided or hindered when it’s owned by billionaires? Special guests Nick Wingfield from the New York Times and Jack Shafer from Reuters join this week’s episode of the Mediatwits. MediaShift’s +Mark Glaser hosts, along with Mónica Guzmán from the Seattle Times and GeekWire, Ana Marie Cox from the Guardian and Andrew Lih from American University.Mediatwits #90: When Billionaires Buy Newspapers2013-08-16 19:30:0017 
PBS MediaShift478,773Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests +Tim Pool of Vice, +Robert Scoble of Rackspace, +Sarah Hill of Veterans United, +Jeff Jarvis of CUNY and +Robert Hernandez of USC will join our roundtable. They are all early adopters of Google Glass as well as social media and journalism experts, and will talk about their experiences with the device and what they see as its strengths and weaknesses for the future of journalism. MediaShift’s +Mark Glaser hosts, along with +Ana Marie Cox  from the Guardian and +Andrew Lih of American University. Mediatwits #89: Google Glass: Revolutionizing News or Public Annoyance?2013-08-02 19:30:0021 
Google Developers1,335,725Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005071 
Trey Ratcliff7,799,297Meeting Time:  5:30 PM PT on May 14Meeting/Starting Location:  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9 Ending Location:  Union Square on the Geary Street SideHashtag:   #GlassPhotoWalk  How to Win Google Glass:  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for +Curtis Simmons to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number! Join +Thomas Hawk and +Trey Ratcliff for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you!The Plan: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan:- Focus on PhotoWalkers:  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative!- Photo Lessons - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera.- Need Photo Advice - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help!- Sharing - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001376 
Google Science Fair2,050,188The Science of PhotographyDigital photography offers amazing flexibility to capture and modify images. But how does the science of photography actually work? What are the basic principles of light, and how do they affect how photographers shoot? How do different cameras and lenses capture images differently? And how do software tools change the way those images are ultimately viewed?Come to this Hangout On Air with +Trey Ratcliff, the world-class photographer whose work is displayed at StuckInCustoms.com. He will be interviewed by +Robert Scoble, well-known blogger, technology analyst, and amateur photographer, as well as our very own Google Student Ambassadors. Here's your chance to learn about the science behind those amazing images.Have questions for our guests? Post comments on Google+ with #GSF2013.Tuesday, May 7, 2:00PM PT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET / 2200 GMT / 2300 CE / 900 NZT (8 May)--------Find out more about the #GSF2013 Hangout series: goo.gl/H0pNqOfficial Google Science Fair website: http://goo.gl/FU1hyTrey Ratcliff - Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air2013-05-07 23:00:00649 

Robert Scoble has been shared in 741 public circles

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Scotty Roberts25,330My artists circle consists of nearly 1500 people but G+ only allows a share of 500. Lame. Here is the 500 G+ allowed me to share with you. Some great art coming through my feed everyday and I love it. 2014-09-19 17:33:38500201
Thomas Kohler5,519Increase your following with PowerCircleTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers2014-09-15 21:18:07493301928
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111411
Brian Mcquillan6,433Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback2014-09-13 07:12:31493484362
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111413
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Phúc Savina70Connect more fun okay for you#sharedcircle2014-09-07 13:56:36359001
Aaron Denne722One of my favorite circles ever. These guys are Tech Journalists and love to interact with people. Give these people a follow if you love tech! #circles #sharedcircles  2014-09-03 02:11:37243003
Rosie Taylor7,861#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-01 13:36:5943713720
Rosie Taylor7,775#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-30 19:10:1743761110
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Invite, Follow, Share and FUNhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb 2014-08-30 03:42:16490708
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484433066
Rosie Taylor7,685#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-28 04:42:3243611914
Rosie Taylor7,549#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-26 15:36:494368610
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-21 02:47:44487506
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-20 09:25:03500407
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Rosie Taylor6,786#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-14 17:21:1443712518
Rosie Taylor6,645#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-13 14:44:2843710831
DRESSCLEVER0Bemerkenswerte Leute!Sie verdienen es weiter geteilt zu werden! #sharedcircles   #geteilterkreis   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-08-13 12:34:50466011
James Honzik20,444Sharers Meta-circle VII:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active , circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VII, bigger,  better, faster, wilder.  It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one. (and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who looked, shared, and commented.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.I am trying out informing those included in this one, so if you have concerns please comment.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2014-08-10 21:04:10456803584
Kerpi Burgan3,078#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team2014-08-09 11:10:54482003
John Wood11,252Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To get in, and to ensure you stay in you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles:2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.#circle #circleshare #sharecircle #circleoftheday #sport #tips #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing2014-08-08 08:24:39481131332
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
Mike Barad483I'm interested in growing my Technology Circle. My specific interest is #mobile apps and tech, but I'm happy to have a broader web and software-development crowd as well. I'm looking for people who like to share content, engage on posts, and enjoy Google+. I'm sharing my curated Technology Circle here with you, many of whom are included. If you have a similar circle to share, or a few suggestions on people to follow, pay it forward. Also feel free to share my circle with others if you find it valuable. Thanks!2014-08-04 19:22:43121000
Rosie Taylor5,599#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:14:58437319
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:21:59485011
Bob DeMarco8,219Join the Alzheimer's Reading Room circle of FriendsTo get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!2014-07-15 16:49:06320024
James Honzik19,841Sharers Meta-circle VI:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VI, bigger, (actually, a little smaller, I checked and deleted more inactives than I added actives) better, faster, wilder. (ha) It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post there own good things.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2014-07-14 22:10:1743620929
Rosie Taylor3,937GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:46:0443811218
Nick Warner399Check out these awesome Friends of Mine!2014-07-08 15:35:535007010
shareing circle3,557♥♥♥ Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle ♥♥♥2014-07-08 03:58:322496714
Rosie Taylor3,509GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:51:4843810410
Shinta putri anggun2,228CIRCLE sharing Mania1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-07-05 04:58:01460573350
badi gemilang1,090*CIRCLE sharing Mania*1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles2014-07-04 01:55:47501107
henie angie wulandari1,892 *CIRCLE sharing Mania*1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia4932014-07-02 00:15:4450021419
Rosie Taylor3,187GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:08:1943814414
dian pramesti asmoro566CIRCLE sharing Mania1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-07-01 22:03:194945110
david pratama0CIRCLE sharing Mania1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-07-01 16:37:16501212
Shinta putri anggun2,141*CIRCLE sharing Mania*1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-07-01 15:27:524935003039
Rosie Taylor3,115GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-01 06:48:374385211
Pla Gota1,502 This circle will add amazing, wonderful content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - add +1 to the post2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - include me in your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5. comment on thishttp://www.ovahomedesign.net/More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles 2014-06-30 05:48:155018512
Lowongan Kerja725**CIRCLE sharing Mania**1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-30 02:34:58493226
Lowongan Kerja725***CIRCLE CELEBRITY***please add me your circle2014-06-30 01:44:48110801
Rosie Taylor2,861GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:45:54438609
Pla Gota1,291This circle will add amazing, wonderful content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - add +1 to the post2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - include me in your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5. comment on thisMore you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips  http://www.ovahomedesign.net/bedroom-lighting-ideas-brighten-room/ #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles  2014-06-26 04:23:41501427
Rosie Taylor2,837GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:53:08438839
virginiavaginawati putrikumalasari1,699***CIRCLE sharing Mania***1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-23 23:36:46494205

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2014-06-05 05:00:08 (248 comments, 20 reshares, 87 +1s) 

Why have I moved much of my time to Facebook?

This is why: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152455675944655

And, yes, I have tested this several times with similar results. Truth is most of the people I want to reach (CEOs and CTOs) are on Facebook and not on Google+ and I'm starting to really notice.

Sorry for pissing off those Google+ fans who are very active here. I know you love it, but engagement and sales matter and so, while I still am here on Google+ I am going to spend a lot more time on Facebook because of the engagement numbers.

Most reshares: 36

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2014-07-24 22:46:59 (13 comments, 36 reshares, 196 +1s) 

Developers: if you aren't using +Docker yet, why not? 

Learn more with CEO Ben Golub. This company is leading a new way to bundle up and deploy apps in things called containers.

Most plusones: 308

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2014-06-28 21:27:59 (50 comments, 32 reshares, 308 +1s) 

Happy Birthday to YOU Google Plus and Friends

+Google+ is celebrating the third year of existence today. I was one of the proud people to get that golden ticket back in the invite only beta days. Guess it helped I was an orkut user and an active Buzz user.

Then one day I got this message in my inbox "The Google+ project is currently working out all the kinks with a small group of testers. If you're not able to access Google+, please check back again soon."

I, like many, left G+ for a few months due to personal reasons, then returned and kept on engaging with new people on a regular basis.

On my return, I found that the conversations were still happening, Hangouts were maturing and the posts that people were making had developed into helpful, insightful and deep conversations.

Then about 2 years ago, things kicked into high gear for... more »

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2014-09-20 02:19:46 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 45 +1s) 

It's inside many "Internet of Things" devices. What is it? Electric Imp, meet one of the smartest people who has been in my studio this year: Hugo Fiennes. Learn more here: https://electricimp.com/

It's inside many "Internet of Things" devices. What is it? Electric Imp, meet one of the smartest people who has been in my studio this year: Hugo Fiennes. Learn more here: https://electricimp.com/___

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2014-09-19 12:29:49 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 186 +1s) 

What is it like visiting Samsung's Headquarters in Korea on "Apple day?"

Quite intense.

Shel Israel and I were asked to speak to two audiences at Samsung today of its top engineers and executives about our book and findings "Age of Context." Our slides from our presentation are here: http://www.slideshare.net/Scobleizer/age-of-context-september-2014

So, what did I learn?

1. Everyone we met asked us very intelligent and deep questions, some of which I struggled to answer. That tells me they are an inquisitive, smart, culture, which matches the products they've shipped to date.

2. They are proud of their culture of "get it done." They are very hard working and are proud of that culture. Our guide said he had to go back to work on Friday afternoon. This culture felt a lot harder working than some of the other... more »

What is it like visiting Samsung's Headquarters in Korea on "Apple day?"

Quite intense.

Shel Israel and I were asked to speak to two audiences at Samsung today of its top engineers and executives about our book and findings "Age of Context." Our slides from our presentation are here: http://www.slideshare.net/Scobleizer/age-of-context-september-2014

So, what did I learn?

1. Everyone we met asked us very intelligent and deep questions, some of which I struggled to answer. That tells me they are an inquisitive, smart, culture, which matches the products they've shipped to date.

2. They are proud of their culture of "get it done." They are very hard working and are proud of that culture. Our guide said he had to go back to work on Friday afternoon. This culture felt a lot harder working than some of the other big companies I've been involved in, which explains how every year at CES they come out with stunning new screens and devices.

3. They know they have many problems, particularly in PR relations with the rest of the world that they are working on. Language and culture is a barrier that I only observed from the outside before today. Many of their workers and execs don't speak English as their first language, which makes it tough for both of us to understand and share with each other. I think that explains a lot about how Samsung is perceived in America and other Western countries.

They are working on innovation and getting ahead of the rest of the market. They know that the only way to gain more customers is to bring out new products that thrill users. We urged the execs to be far more visible on Facebook and Twitter, but I sense that many struggle with English and see writing in public as a risk.

4. They are working on many sensor programs to do things that will study our health in deep detail (and do other things, as well, we had lengthy discussions about health and fashion). I don't know what they want discussed in public about future product plans, so I'll leave that out, but I'm quite amazed at some of the things they are working on. I bet that Apple and Google are working on many of the same things. The future is going to have an endless supply of innovations in wearable devices here.

5. They are just as freaked about by our talk as all other audiences are. In other words, they are just as scared of privacy intrusions as the rest of the world is (even while admitting that products of the future will need to collect and use a TON of data to serve us). I feel the challenge of product developers at all these companies who are struggling to figure out how to provide new utility without consequences from the collection of a LOT of very personal data.

By the way, I never was derided for pulling out my iPhone and shooting photos. Several execs showed me their iPhones (all were carrying various Samsung models too). This tells me they are very focused on Apple as a formidable competitor. I would expect that if I got the same tour at Apple that execs there would carry around Samsung phones to know what the competitor's strengths and weaknesses are. (My friend Andy Grignon, who worked for Steve Jobs, told me that is indeed the case, at Apple they all carried various competitor's phones to understand what made them good and bad).

In its museum you see a TON of innovations from elsewhere in the world (I loved seeing the old American TVs and radios, washing machines, and other devices that I grew up with). I really like this culture of understanding that much of the world's technological innovation and great product design came from other places. I can just see being a young engineer and walking around the museum and understanding the world's tech history and just how hard it is to build products that break through and thrill users.

It is also interesting how visiting a company's headquarters changes your perspective. I can see that consumers will continue to win as this great company continues to battle not just other giants in Asia, like LG and Sony, but Apple and other companies.

As I unpack my new iPhone 6 Plus on Saturday after I get home, I'll be thinking about the pressure that Samsung puts on Apple to continuously improve too. As I walk around Korea and I see so many large Samsung phones being used in the street I know that Apple is playing catchup in many ways to Samsung.

This competition makes us all winners, no matter which side of the fence we are on.

Thank you to the hundreds of Samsung employees who we met today. You have inspired me in a big way.___

2014-09-16 23:10:07 (147 comments, 20 reshares, 269 +1s) 

A former friend blocked me: what I learned about myself

First, some of you might know who I'm talking about. Please don't post his name or other identifying information here unless he uncloaks here. I don't want this to be about him. Even though he's been writing about me on his blog (which I learned because lots of people read both of us).

Damn, that hurt. This is a guy I know well, I won't go into it more than that. But I looked at why it hurt for the past few days and thought I would share what I learned about myself.

My son, +Patrick Scoble, told me "you both are difficult," while trying to get us both to calm down. So, this is a learning opportunity. 

This guy has his reasons for blocking me, in looking at my behavior, I don't agree with him, but that doesn't really matter in the end analysis. Now that thefr... more »

A former friend blocked me: what I learned about myself

First, some of you might know who I'm talking about. Please don't post his name or other identifying information here unless he uncloaks here. I don't want this to be about him. Even though he's been writing about me on his blog (which I learned because lots of people read both of us).

Damn, that hurt. This is a guy I know well, I won't go into it more than that. But I looked at why it hurt for the past few days and thought I would share what I learned about myself.

My son, +Patrick Scoble, told me "you both are difficult," while trying to get us both to calm down. So, this is a learning opportunity. 

This guy has his reasons for blocking me, in looking at my behavior, I don't agree with him, but that doesn't really matter in the end analysis. Now that the friendship is over it's a learning opportunity. 

1. A block is a nuclear weapon to use on a real-life friend. Doing that made it impossible to use things like Facebook messages or Google Hangouts to back channel and work through a relationship in strain. I can just hear you saying "well call him." Sorry, once a nuke is thrown I'm not calling, the relationship has been damaged beyond repair at that point. A block is akin to saying "I never want to hear from you again." Sorry, I'm not calling someone who signals that.

2. It hurt because it was akin to saying "I see absolutely no value in you." I believe I have value, therefor it causes our brain to go into a bad loop: "He says I have no value. I believe I have value. But he says I have no value." Which then causes you to question yourself. Which comes out as stress. Higher heart rate. Restless sleep. All the stuff that you remember from high school when someone bullied you or decided not to invite you to the cool kids' parties or something like that. I tried to break the loop in a few ways. None of which are really satisfying. So I decided to blog and be vulnerable. Hey, it's cheaper than therapy!

3. After the initial shock of "he did WHAT?" wore off it just brought on a form of grief. It reminded me of how my divorce felt. It's a toxic mixture of grief, guilt, self questioning. As with all feelings, time makes it somewhat better, but it is toxic.

4. When I was going through the divorce my friend +Buzz Bruggeman told me "take the high road." My son told me to do the same thing this time. Taking the high road is incredibly difficult when you are feeling grief, guilt, pain, etc. This is why I made it not about him, but about me. But I found a way out of this: do something nice for someone else. I've already started down that path. Transmute all the toxic stuff into focusing on helping someone else. Anytime I feel the toxic feelings I go and try to do something nice for someone else. Even liking or +1'ing someone else's post feels better than letting the toxic loop in your head go unchecked.

5. Take some joy in the fact that by blocking him he's hurt himself beyond just the loss of friendship. I do put a lot of value into my social networking, sharing lots of things from other people who are smart (especially true on my Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble) and by building lists (he removed himself from those lists, by blocking, which lost him a lot of followers). He also is an entrepreneur, and might want some PR someday (I played a key role in the launch of many companies, including YO http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/18/how-yo-became-one-of-the-most-viral-apps-of-all-time-step-by-step/ which now has had more than 100 million YO's sent).

At one point the argument became about my self-centeredness. Well, yes, I am a selfish butthead sometimes. Always am working on it, with the help of many of my friends and others. But part of doing social media requires being a bit selfish. Hey, isn't it selfish to tell billionaires how to run their companies? Why yes! But my boss +Rob La Gesse reminds me that he wants me to do only one thing: be helpful to other people. So when I'm off that track it requires me to look at myself and fix my thinking. I'm far from perfect. So a whack upside the head is sometimes needed. But a block isn't a whack, it's a nuclear weapon.

6. I did learn about how deeply Facebook block works, though. I can't see anything this guy does anymore. Even our Messages back and forth now only says "Facebook User" instead of his name. I learned he had blocked me because I wanted to message him and Facebook wouldn't let me see his page anymore. I wonder how it differs from how LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+ works (Twitter, I know, will still let you see that person's public posts). I generally only block spammers, so haven't played with that functionality enough to understand it.

Anyway, I'm on my way to Korea. Travel makes stress worse, because you are tired and you don't have friends to talk with face-to-face and my wife isn't there to give me a hug after a bad day. On the other hand, being alone gives me the whitespace to look at myself.

Onward, welcome to the new, improved, Scoble. :-)___

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2014-09-15 02:49:48 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 67 +1s) 

An app to help you pick wine

Ever found yourself staring at a grocery store shelf with hundreds of wine bottles but you don't know which one to buy? Pull out the Delectable app, shoot a photo, and it'll tell you all sorts of things. Plus it does more, hear here from Alex Fishman, CEO, who tells you what he has planned. Get it at https://delectable.com/

An app to help you pick wine

Ever found yourself staring at a grocery store shelf with hundreds of wine bottles but you don't know which one to buy? Pull out the Delectable app, shoot a photo, and it'll tell you all sorts of things. Plus it does more, hear here from Alex Fishman, CEO, who tells you what he has planned. Get it at https://delectable.com/___

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2014-09-15 02:09:12 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 65 +1s) 

Crazy great cloud discussion

Emergence Capital invested in Salesforce along with many other cloud computing companies. Here Kevin Spain, general partner, gives me insights as to what he's seeing happen in cloud computing. 

Emergence is at http://www.emcap.com/

Crazy great cloud discussion

Emergence Capital invested in Salesforce along with many other cloud computing companies. Here Kevin Spain, general partner, gives me insights as to what he's seeing happen in cloud computing. 

Emergence is at http://www.emcap.com/___

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2014-09-11 23:49:27 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 60 +1s) 

The hot new drink at Silicon Valley tech companies. Meet the founder behind Hint Water, Kara Goldin. Learn more at http://www.drinkhint.com

The hot new drink at Silicon Valley tech companies. Meet the founder behind Hint Water, Kara Goldin. Learn more at http://www.drinkhint.com___

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2014-09-10 03:40:31 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s) 

It's calendar night, here is a look at the new Magneto Calendar for iPhone or iPads. It mixes in contextual travel tips, sort of like how Google Now works. Get it at https://magneto.me

It's calendar night, here is a look at the new Magneto Calendar for iPhone or iPads. It mixes in contextual travel tips, sort of like how Google Now works. Get it at https://magneto.me___

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2014-09-10 03:35:32 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Tempo now on iPads (a better calendar)

Get a look at Tempo, which is a contextual calendar for iPhones and iPads. Why does it matter? It looks deep into your email and online for information about your meetings. Get it at https://www.tempo.ai/ and this video shows you what it does well.

Tempo now on iPads (a better calendar)

Get a look at Tempo, which is a contextual calendar for iPhones and iPads. Why does it matter? It looks deep into your email and online for information about your meetings. Get it at https://www.tempo.ai/ and this video shows you what it does well.___

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2014-09-10 00:52:49 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s) 

Vinod Khosla talks to me about payments (he invested in Square and Tapingo, among others).

Vinod Khosla talks to me about payments (he invested in Square and Tapingo, among others).___

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2014-08-27 16:42:02 (12 comments, 14 reshares, 85 +1s) 

This is a video of a new hardware prototyping tool from Broadcom. Unfortunately takes a while to process videos here. So come back later to see it or see it at https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

This is a video of a new hardware prototyping tool from Broadcom. Unfortunately takes a while to process videos here. So come back later to see it or see it at https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble___

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2014-08-20 02:55:28 (16 comments, 32 reshares, 123 +1s) 

This is my favorite new app that I've gotten in the past month: Humin. 

If you hate it (yeah, Android is coming "within weeks") then you must at least watch this video because CEO Ankur Jain  and I take on all the privacy and other issues surrounding this app.

For iPhone users only at the moment: http://www.humin.com

This is my favorite new app that I've gotten in the past month: Humin. 

If you hate it (yeah, Android is coming "within weeks") then you must at least watch this video because CEO Ankur Jain  and I take on all the privacy and other issues surrounding this app.

For iPhone users only at the moment: http://www.humin.com___

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2014-08-17 20:34:15 (55 comments, 9 reshares, 175 +1s) 

My Google Glass survived the #icebucketchallenge  

How many people can say "the founder of Activsion and one of the guys who built the iPhone poured ice on my head?"

Donate to http://www.alsa.org

The original, with 500+ likes so far, is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152625923294655

My Google Glass survived the #icebucketchallenge  

How many people can say "the founder of Activsion and one of the guys who built the iPhone poured ice on my head?"

Donate to http://www.alsa.org

The original, with 500+ likes so far, is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152625923294655___

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2014-08-14 23:20:46 (131 comments, 20 reshares, 101 +1s) 

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, which social network is best to study breaking news on?

Over on Twitter we're having quite a debate. Started with this tweet by Lauren Lockliear: https://twitter.com/LaurenLockliear/status/499997133446328320

Which links to this article: https://medium.com/message/ferguson-is-also-a-net-neutrality-issue-6d2f3db51eb0 

Which then drew in Anthony De Rosa, who is editor in chief of Circa (a great news app). https://twitter.com/AntDeRosa

Then the debate went crazy. Which system is better than the other for breaking news. 

I say Facebook. He says Twitter. I get where he is coming from.

After all, if you have Twitter scrolling down the screen using either the Twitter app (I use the Mac one) or a good third-party app, like Hootsuite (which is what Anthony uses) then you'll see everything in real time,ri... more »

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, which social network is best to study breaking news on?

Over on Twitter we're having quite a debate. Started with this tweet by Lauren Lockliear: https://twitter.com/LaurenLockliear/status/499997133446328320

Which links to this article: https://medium.com/message/ferguson-is-also-a-net-neutrality-issue-6d2f3db51eb0 

Which then drew in Anthony De Rosa, who is editor in chief of Circa (a great news app). https://twitter.com/AntDeRosa

Then the debate went crazy. Which system is better than the other for breaking news. 

I say Facebook. He says Twitter. I get where he is coming from.

After all, if you have Twitter scrolling down the screen using either the Twitter app (I use the Mac one) or a good third-party app, like Hootsuite (which is what Anthony uses) then you'll see everything in real time, right? 

OK, let me take a deep breath and unpack several of the issues that came up here (see the original article linked to on this post over on Medium).

POINT ONE: Filters suck, they keep people from seeing the news over on Facebook.

That is both true and not true. On MY screen I'm seeing almost nothing BUT Ferguson discussed. Why? Because I have friended people who bring me great news. I have those people in lists. For instance, I have 534 tech journalists in this list on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150896044944655 I have a similar list over on Twitter, with 657 tech news folks: https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-news-people So I can compare both all day long.

I also have a list of Major News outlets on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/world-news-brands ) and I follow a similar news list on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lists/2363411216469

You will see news break just as fast on both. 

But the argument is that most news doesn't get through to the main feed. THAT is true, again, sort of. Most posts suck on Facebook (and on Twitter and on Google+ too). 

But lists show all, and in almost real time. Provably so, because I watch how fast things get posted all the time (it's my job to watch, especially in tech industry). 

This is why I did the video last week about why Facebook is running away with the game: https://plus.google.com/events/c54hhsqnoe29kvmbt6s64jbkl7c

But, let's dig in, because there are advantages to lots of different social networks for different reasons. 

TWITTER ADVANTAGES (clear wins):
1. You can search for news content. In real time. THIS IS A HUGE win for Twitter, and is one of the reasons I still keep it on my screen all day long.
2. You see all stuff that you follow (on Facebook you have to use lists to see all).
3. No news bias, because no filtering. (Facebook's filters are affected by a wide variety of things, including user behavior, which CAN induce bias).
4. Bias toward being public. On Twitter, the default is public. Yes, you can be private with your account, but most people aren't.


TWITTER/FACEBOOK TIES (not clear wins)
1. Scrolling content. Twitter scrolls, but not on mobile phone. In reality, I just keep a browser window open to Facebook (and another to Google+) and it auto refreshes. Yeah, you could say Twitter is seconds faster, but in reality that doesn't matter unless you are a news hound. Even there, Facebook, on my browsers, has a window over to the right where my friends' content scrolls in real time and that is NOT filtered.
2. 

FACEBOOK ADVANTAGES (clear wins)
1. Far less noise than Twitter, which makes it more likely to see news that will affect you.
2. Contextual news (I see news about where I live, because Facebook knows where I am. Twitter doesn't try to show me news about where I am.
3. More news for average users. Facebook will bring you news your friends are commenting on, sharing, or liking. So, even if you have five friends (who are active) chances are you'll see the big story of the day (when Robin Williams died I saw the news within seconds on both services, my wife actually saw it on Facebook before I even saw it on Twitter).
4. Better photos and easier to see what articles really have a lot of engagement. Facebook shows numbers of comments. I don't see numbers of replies on Twitter. (Compare how both lists look, that I gave above).

Anyway, let this kick off the great debate. I wrote this post very quickly, so probably missed a whole lot. I'll link to this from both Twitter and Facebook. 

Let the debate begin!

UPDATE: you all know where I stand. I like Facebook better.___

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2014-08-12 20:04:12 (34 comments, 8 reshares, 82 +1s) 

I've kept this off of Google+, because I tried to deal with +United Airlines over on Twitter. But damn, having 700,000 lifetime miles, along with two VIP travelers who run a PR firm, and a social media loudmouth with millions of followers still isn't enough to get United to take care of a customer and a friend. https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152617677939655 Sorry, you gotta be on Facebook to see the sordid tale.

I won't fly United if I have a choice. What did that cost them? Well, let's see, my son flies from NYC to SFO every few months. Ayelet and Motti fly from Israel to US every few weeks. I fly around the world. 

All pissed off because of rules. For a flight that won't happen until January. 

Proves that even being a VIP customer (I have 1K status right now) and having millions of followers doesn't matter: United doesn't care.Wh... more »

I've kept this off of Google+, because I tried to deal with +United Airlines over on Twitter. But damn, having 700,000 lifetime miles, along with two VIP travelers who run a PR firm, and a social media loudmouth with millions of followers still isn't enough to get United to take care of a customer and a friend. https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152617677939655 Sorry, you gotta be on Facebook to see the sordid tale.

I won't fly United if I have a choice. What did that cost them? Well, let's see, my son flies from NYC to SFO every few months. Ayelet and Motti fly from Israel to US every few weeks. I fly around the world. 

All pissed off because of rules. For a flight that won't happen until January. 

Proves that even being a VIP customer (I have 1K status right now) and having millions of followers doesn't matter: United doesn't care. What's amazing is that even the investors aren't winning here: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ual

Turns out that pissing off customers is bad for business. Which is why I try not to do it in my job. Sometimes I fail, but I remember that everytime I do fail it hurts everyone involved.___

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2014-08-11 19:57:57 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 72 +1s) 

A new OS for datacenter and cloud: +CoreOS A new very efficient Linux for cloud computing infrastructure from the guy who started CloudKick (which Rackspace later purchased).

Hear why it's such a big deal for the industry I'm in (I work at +Rackspace where we use tons of tech like this).

+++++++++++++++++

For more interviews like this come to Techcrunch Disrupt. 

(I want to interview Julia Hartz, co-founder of Eventbrite, who is speaking there) Rackspace and I will have a studio at the front door of the big Techcrunch Disrupt event in September in San Francisco again. As part of our arrangement, they are giving me a discount code which will save you $100: ScobledSF14 --  learn more and purchase your ticket at https://tcdisruptsf2014.eventbrite.com/?access=ScobledSF2014-extend (the early bird discounts end soon).

A new OS for datacenter and cloud: +CoreOS A new very efficient Linux for cloud computing infrastructure from the guy who started CloudKick (which Rackspace later purchased).

Hear why it's such a big deal for the industry I'm in (I work at +Rackspace where we use tons of tech like this).

+++++++++++++++++

For more interviews like this come to Techcrunch Disrupt. 

(I want to interview Julia Hartz, co-founder of Eventbrite, who is speaking there) Rackspace and I will have a studio at the front door of the big Techcrunch Disrupt event in September in San Francisco again. As part of our arrangement, they are giving me a discount code which will save you $100: ScobledSF14 --  learn more and purchase your ticket at https://tcdisruptsf2014.eventbrite.com/?access=ScobledSF2014-extend (the early bird discounts end soon).___

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2014-08-11 19:08:13 (43 comments, 20 reshares, 82 +1s) 

A way better Siri? Yes, on Android!

Get it at http://sher.pa/ or watch the video with its CEO to see why it is better.

A way better Siri? Yes, on Android!

Get it at http://sher.pa/ or watch the video with its CEO to see why it is better.___

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2014-08-07 23:55:44 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s) 

Here one of the main guys behind Hadoop (big data system) talks to me about his new company, Datameer, http://www.datameer.com and how companies should approach big data. 

Separately, I just learned +Rackspace and I will have a studio at the front door of the big Techcrunch Disrupt event in September in San Francisco again. As part of our arrangement, they are giving me a discount code which will save you $100: ScobledSF14 --  learn more and purchase your ticket at http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2014/

Here one of the main guys behind Hadoop (big data system) talks to me about his new company, Datameer, http://www.datameer.com and how companies should approach big data. 

Separately, I just learned +Rackspace and I will have a studio at the front door of the big Techcrunch Disrupt event in September in San Francisco again. As part of our arrangement, they are giving me a discount code which will save you $100: ScobledSF14 --  learn more and purchase your ticket at http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2014/___

2014-08-06 23:11:34 (42 comments, 25 reshares, 79 +1s) 

+Thomas Hawk and I are talking about how the filters work on Facebook and why they aren't as nice to photographers as Google+ is. 

Which got me a ton of questions about my feed, and what I'm seeing/learning about how the filters work and how to "game" them to get things through to more people's feeds on Facebook.

I'm linking to here from Facebook, so there. 

+Thomas Hawk and I are talking about how the filters work on Facebook and why they aren't as nice to photographers as Google+ is. 

Which got me a ton of questions about my feed, and what I'm seeing/learning about how the filters work and how to "game" them to get things through to more people's feeds on Facebook.

I'm linking to here from Facebook, so there. ___

2014-08-05 18:30:11 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s) 

Product Hunt is my favorite new site (it's a place to learn about new products and then rate them). 

Today I was on its radio show. Yeah, I get a bit racy with my language but when you get me candid that's what happens. We talk about lots of things product related, like how products get launched, etc etc.

Hope you find it interesting and visit http://www.producthunt.com to find new products!

Product Hunt is my favorite new site (it's a place to learn about new products and then rate them). 

Today I was on its radio show. Yeah, I get a bit racy with my language but when you get me candid that's what happens. We talk about lots of things product related, like how products get launched, etc etc.

Hope you find it interesting and visit http://www.producthunt.com to find new products!___

2014-08-05 16:36:42 (15 comments, 8 reshares, 45 +1s) 

First look at NAVDY, a new heads up display coming next year for $299. Learn more at http://www.navdy.com but here is founder/CEO Doug Simpson.

First look at NAVDY, a new heads up display coming next year for $299. Learn more at http://www.navdy.com but here is founder/CEO Doug Simpson.___

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2014-08-01 18:56:32 (85 comments, 25 reshares, 216 +1s) 

I'm looking at Google+ with fresh eyes once again.

There's lots about Facebook I really dislike, particularly how it encourages short comments and how it treats photography.

Thomas Hawk, photographer, nails the differences.

I think people who aren't on all social networks are weird. 

:-)

G+ vs. FB for photographers

Recently, my pal +Robert Scoble  was chatting with me about photos on FB vs. G+.  Although G+ seems quieter these days (no G+ mention at I/O), I think it's still a very active place for photography.  I worry about G+ since +Vic Gundotra left Google.  I'm sure it's still in capable hands, but when Vic was there it really was his baby and he lived and breathed G+ and really was a tremendous cheerleader for it to the outside world -- and I assume also a huge advocate for it inside of Google.

When I was talking with Robert the other day he said that he thought I posted higher quality photos to G+ than FB -- actually I post the exact same photos to both networks though, just in different order.  Robert also mentioned that some of my photos that might get thousands of likes on G+ also are probably helped along by being included ini "What's Hot" which is probably true.  He also told me the other night that he thinks people might be less reluctant to like something on Facebook because it amplifies and reflects as your taste to your friends more -- so maybe Facebook likers are more picky with photos.

Anyways, today I figured I'd post the exact same photo at the exact same time to both networks to compare the reaction to my photograph.  I took it with my iPhone.   I obviously have a lot more followers on G+, but since many of those are not active accounts, I wanted to see what sort of active engagement I would get from each network.  The photo is in the screenshot above.  I'm pretty sure it didn't make "What's Hot" because those photos usually get at least 1,000 +1s.

G+ (as of this post)
Total +1s = 444
comments = 16
reshares = 14

FB (as of this post)
Total likes = 72
comments = 3
reshares = 1

In general I'd say I've been much more social over at FB over the past few months than G+.  I'm not sure why -- maybe because more of my closer friends are more active over there than G+ right now, but I do think the numbers show that G+ still is a formidable place for photographers to promote their work.  

My other thoughts?  At big screen, the photo looks much better on G+ than FB and on smaller dedicated page view, the FB screen looks much more cluttered with more ads.___I'm looking at Google+ with fresh eyes once again.

There's lots about Facebook I really dislike, particularly how it encourages short comments and how it treats photography.

Thomas Hawk, photographer, nails the differences.

I think people who aren't on all social networks are weird. 

:-)

2014-07-31 14:23:11 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s) 

I've been putting up several videos and posts done with my iPhone over on Facebook that you should be aware of (I traveled to Seattle this week to see several new startups).

1. A look at the future of cable TV with WebTuner: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152587294909655

2. A great new app, WineGlass, for helping with picking out wine at restaurants. https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152586756189655

3. A visit to Microsoft Research, where Curtis Wong showed me some cool data visualizations: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152584332569655 (Part I) and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152584295379655 (Part II).

4. The future of cleaning clothes, with the new Whirlpool Swash: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152582421859655&set=vb.501319654

Hope you are having a great day!

I've been putting up several videos and posts done with my iPhone over on Facebook that you should be aware of (I traveled to Seattle this week to see several new startups).

1. A look at the future of cable TV with WebTuner: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152587294909655

2. A great new app, WineGlass, for helping with picking out wine at restaurants. https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152586756189655

3. A visit to Microsoft Research, where Curtis Wong showed me some cool data visualizations: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152584332569655 (Part I) and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152584295379655 (Part II).

4. The future of cleaning clothes, with the new Whirlpool Swash: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152582421859655&set=vb.501319654

Hope you are having a great day!___

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2014-07-31 13:54:04 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 98 +1s) 

I'm loving the new Timeful, a new assistant for iPhones. It mixes tasks and meetings together onto a calendar-style interface. Here I get into it with Jacob Bank, CEO and co-founder.

Get it at http://www.timeful.com/

I'm loving the new Timeful, a new assistant for iPhones. It mixes tasks and meetings together onto a calendar-style interface. Here I get into it with Jacob Bank, CEO and co-founder.

Get it at http://www.timeful.com/___

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2014-07-25 20:22:15 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 75 +1s) 

Bluetooth Smart Beacons (AKA iBeacons) are changing retail, here I sit down with Patrick Leddy, CEO of Pulsate about how. More at http://www.pulsatehq.com

Sorry, no Gillmor Gang today. Steve Gillmor is traveling today, be back soon!

Bluetooth Smart Beacons (AKA iBeacons) are changing retail, here I sit down with Patrick Leddy, CEO of Pulsate about how. More at http://www.pulsatehq.com

Sorry, no Gillmor Gang today. Steve Gillmor is traveling today, be back soon!___

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2014-07-24 22:46:59 (13 comments, 36 reshares, 196 +1s) 

Developers: if you aren't using +Docker yet, why not? 

Learn more with CEO Ben Golub. This company is leading a new way to bundle up and deploy apps in things called containers.

Developers: if you aren't using +Docker yet, why not? 

Learn more with CEO Ben Golub. This company is leading a new way to bundle up and deploy apps in things called containers.___

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2014-07-17 22:27:08 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 111 +1s) 

Check out this 3D Printing Pen from +CreoPop. 

More at http://creopop.com/

Check out this 3D Printing Pen from +CreoPop. 

More at http://creopop.com/___

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2014-07-17 22:21:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s) 

Developers: check out +AppDynamics GmbH which lets you watch your complex apps in new ways.

http://www.appdynamics.com/ has more.

Developers: check out +AppDynamics GmbH which lets you watch your complex apps in new ways.

http://www.appdynamics.com/ has more.___

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2014-07-17 21:26:06 (6 comments, 29 reshares, 142 +1s) 

Hi Google+'ers. 

This startup is pretty cool for musicians. Turns your clothes into a musical instrument. Check it out in the video I did with the founder, or more at http://www.drumpants.com/

Hi Google+'ers. 

This startup is pretty cool for musicians. Turns your clothes into a musical instrument. Check it out in the video I did with the founder, or more at http://www.drumpants.com/___

2014-07-01 18:46:22 (156 comments, 27 reshares, 151 +1s) 

What will you miss when you quit Facebook?

(I'm linking to this from both Facebook and Twitter, so if you accuse me of pushing Facebook here I'll look at you strange).

+Chuq Von Rospach says in a few days he'll be leaving Facebook in a post on Facebook. Of course you have to be on Facebook to read this post: https://www.facebook.com/chuqui/posts/10152117353196881

I almost want to argue with him and get him not to leave, but I really won't lose that much. I'll still have him on Google+ and on Twitter, so I won't miss his bird photos anyway.

Instead, it made me think about what you WILL miss when you leave Facebook. So, let's go at it.

1. Filtered feed. Truth is this is a mixed bag. For me it's a HUGE deal because I have put thousands of hours into tuning my feed and I have many of the world's topt... more »

What will you miss when you quit Facebook?

(I'm linking to this from both Facebook and Twitter, so if you accuse me of pushing Facebook here I'll look at you strange).

+Chuq Von Rospach says in a few days he'll be leaving Facebook in a post on Facebook. Of course you have to be on Facebook to read this post: https://www.facebook.com/chuqui/posts/10152117353196881

I almost want to argue with him and get him not to leave, but I really won't lose that much. I'll still have him on Google+ and on Twitter, so I won't miss his bird photos anyway.

Instead, it made me think about what you WILL miss when you leave Facebook. So, let's go at it.

1. Filtered feed. Truth is this is a mixed bag. For me it's a HUGE deal because I have put thousands of hours into tuning my feed and I have many of the world's top technologists on Facebook. Even built a list of them on Facebook (VIPs): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150693687489655 and (Startup Entrepreneurs): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151307880744655 and (Startup Investors): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150896117899655  For me the feed on Facebook is dramatically better than the feed on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+. Yours might differ if you haven't put everyone onto lists and haven't put much time into engaging.

Now, you can get many of the same folks elsewhere, particularly on Twitter, where I have similar lists: (Tech VIPs): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/most-influential-in-tech (Tech Execs): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-company-executives (Tech Investors): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-investors (Tech Company Founders): https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists/tech-company-founders.

But the feeds on Google+ and Twitter -- once you put in the work -- aren't even close to as good. Yes, you can minimize the noise by following a smaller number of people, but then you won't have completeness. If anything, if I quit Facebook I'd spend more time on Twitter, because the search and small size of messages, makes noise somewhat better. But not much. Today +Redgie Snodgrass announced he's quitting Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/redgsnodgrass/posts/10154323906030615

2. Facebook Messages. For me this would be the hardest part of quitting Facebook. Since nearly everyone in the industry is on Facebook, this is -- by far -- the most useful part of Facebook. Yeah, we could use other messengers, but here kicks in the network effect. Most of my friends don't regularly use Google Hangouts. So getting them to Google Hangouts would be very tough. My personal opinion is Messenger is better, too, particularly on mobile, but that's an opinion and one that could change, the same way I changed from being a Windows fan to being a Macintosh one. That said, I've gotten a LOT of business for Rackspace from Messenger messages, so that won't be easy to leave. Just seeing the thousands of friends who are online every day (they have a green dot next to them) demonstrates just how hard this would be to leave.

3. Facebook Events. Here, too, is a network effect lock in. I get TONS of personal event invites on Facebook (and have planned quite a few events here too). I have this integrated with my Google Calendar, as well. I find it to be the best place to plan the personal side of my life (and many professional events too). Could we replace this with Eventbrite or Google+ events? Yes, but again, those two aren't nearly as popular as Facebook. 

4. Family. Almost my entire family is on Facebook. 30 people in all. Only one isn't. Google+? Exactly the opposite. Until I can convince them all to use Google+ or some other service (nearly none are on Twitter) then it's gonna be very hard to leave Facebook. 

5a. Photos. Here is something I really wouldn't miss much about Facebook -- if everyone were to leave and go to Google+. Photos on Google+ look better, are sharper, and are bigger because Google+ optimizes for the large screens I use. Facebook optimizes for mobile screens everywhere, and photos look weak and anemic. Since Chuq's value mostly is posting bird photos (and automatically bringing Tweets into his Facebook, which REALLY SUCKS) he will really like this aspect of Google+. I'm shocked I haven't convinced my wife of this, though, yet, despite her loving sharing photos nearly every day at https://www.facebook.com/maryamie

5b. Photo tagging. On the other hand, I greatly will miss Facebook's photo tags. Why? Network effect again. Since nearly everyone is on Facebook, it's a LOT easier to tag people in photos. 

6. Notifications. I like Facebook's notifications better than Google+'s. I don't know why, gotta think about this more. Probably because the people I follow have a deeper emotional tie to me than those I have circled on Google+. UPDATE: Just took another look at this. Facebook has more content in its notifications, like photos, etc. More useful.

7. Groups. Facebook's groups have more people, more engagement, and overall better content in them. Now, that's a subjective judgment and I'm sure I will have hundreds of Google+'ers (not to mention people who use LinkedIn) commenting that that's not true. It is in the groups I'm most interested in, though, like autism support.

8. Search. Google+ and Twitter are way better here. I wouldn't miss Facebook's search at all. Well, except for one thing. When I meet people at conferences I ask for their Facebook name. Almost always I can find that on Facebook. Often I try on Google+ and Twitter and there it gets harder because often they aren't on those two services.

9. Publicness. Hey, if you are trying to build an audience and serve them, you better care about this. Google+ and Twitter can be viewed without logging in. Facebook? Nope. I won't miss that part of Facebook. Although the complaints have largely calmed down since nearly everyone is on Facebook. Yeah, yeah, I know, I'll get thousands of Google+ comments saying "I'm not on Facebook." Hi +Ryan Block !

10. Social hints. I find out about tons of things that are important to my closest friends because Facebook, on my Close Friends list, shows me stuff like "Ben Metcalfe liked this" or "Francine Hardaway commented on." Plus I get that kind of stuff from calendar events, etc. Not the same on Twitter or Google+, although Google+, over last year, has added some of that.

11. Privacy. Generally Google+ is better. The things I've tested, like messages to family group, or private messages to people on Messenger, have remained private. But Facebook changes its privacy often and people still don't understand when something is public or private (often they mark messages as private that they meant for public and I'm sure the reverse happens). Google+ is generally easier to figure out because of its Circle metaphor and because Google+ doesn't do social hints nearly as much (Facebook messages can "leak" to others due to engagement on those messages).

12. Completeness of profile. I like my Facebook profile better https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble because of app integration. You can see my Spotify, Quora, and other app usage, for instance. On the other hand, Google+ is easier to search.

13. Finding friends. Easier on Facebook both because nearly everyone is on it (Maryam's entire elementary school class from Tel Aviv in the 1970s is on Facebook, for instance) as well as most people give Facebook more data to find them. Things like schools and jobs, etc. 

14. Ads. I won't miss those, but I'm not adverse to ads. They help pay for the services I use. That said, I see LOTS of complaints that Facebook shows too many ads on feeds, etc. Google+ has none. Twitter has some here and there, like promoted tweets. Funny, someone complained to my boss about Rackspace's Public Tweets and he said "we're helping to pay for a service you love." Answer? "Oh, you got a point there."

15. Brands. I have a list of 2,811 startups on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151131074469655 I doubt I'd build that list on Twitter, the displays on Facebook are simply better. There's no way in hell I could do that on Google+ or LinkedIn, though. I have a similar list of big companies at https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151139643144655

16. Identity system. Facebook is the best and is most used by app developers. I've used it to sign in on HUNDREDS of apps. So, if I left Facebook I'd have to figure out how to get TONS of apps to work with a new identity system from, say, Google or Twitter. That is a HUGE amount of lockin for me.

Since there's lots of people on Google+ that have left Facebook, is there anything I missed? Or things I got wrong? (Even I can't keep up with all the changes on these social networks, when Google+ released three years ago Facebook didn't have some of these things, for instance).___

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2014-06-28 21:27:59 (50 comments, 32 reshares, 308 +1s) 

I've been pretty tough on Google+ lately. But I am still using it and was on it the first night three years ago. It got me to stop blogging and it was a choice that many, like investor +Fred Wilson said was a bad one on my part. 

But I am so happy I poured a lot of time into Google+ three years ago and I have enjoyed lurking here quite a bit. 

For the moment I've decided to mostly pour effort into Facebook, but this conversation on Facebook has me reevaluating that decision: https://www.facebook.com/joelcomm/posts/10152490401770269

Anyway, love you all, and when I get back from vacation (taking the week off) we'll see what happens. 

Happy Birthday to YOU Google Plus and Friends

+Google+ is celebrating the third year of existence today. I was one of the proud people to get that golden ticket back in the invite only beta days. Guess it helped I was an orkut user and an active Buzz user.

Then one day I got this message in my inbox "The Google+ project is currently working out all the kinks with a small group of testers. If you're not able to access Google+, please check back again soon."

I, like many, left G+ for a few months due to personal reasons, then returned and kept on engaging with new people on a regular basis.

On my return, I found that the conversations were still happening, Hangouts were maturing and the posts that people were making had developed into helpful, insightful and deep conversations.

Then about 2 years ago, things kicked into high gear for me, I started a business around helping businesses with Google Plus and getting to know more and more people on a regular basis via Hangouts.

Almost without realizing it, I stopped using Facebook and Twitter entirely, There was so many exciting conversations and interests going on here on G+ that my time just naturally was spent here... connecting with real people that had something to say that was  interesting to me

I am proud to say, that most of my IRL friends come from G+ and that business has thrived because of it ( not business from in G+ but outside of G+  as a direct result of G+ ) 

Earlier I shared a circle of people that are in my "get a notification of every post they share" ( aka Notify ) circle, these people have helped me on my journey on Google Plus. I encourage you to follow them as well: http://gplus.ly/1wWz8QZ

PS. Join in the Happy Birthday Party Hangout on Air today:
https://plus.google.com/events/c82f9fu4d9qoa6be9rg4edif27g
Hosted by +Carol Dodsley 

One CTA: Share your Google+ story in the comments or link to your G+ story, and name a few people with whom you could not do without on Gplus.

Infographic Source: Source: http://www.dpfoc.com/uk/ from +DPFOC 
H/T to +Irfan Ahmad for the infographic

#googleplusbirthday #whyilovegoogleplus ___I've been pretty tough on Google+ lately. But I am still using it and was on it the first night three years ago. It got me to stop blogging and it was a choice that many, like investor +Fred Wilson said was a bad one on my part. 

But I am so happy I poured a lot of time into Google+ three years ago and I have enjoyed lurking here quite a bit. 

For the moment I've decided to mostly pour effort into Facebook, but this conversation on Facebook has me reevaluating that decision: https://www.facebook.com/joelcomm/posts/10152490401770269

Anyway, love you all, and when I get back from vacation (taking the week off) we'll see what happens. 

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2014-06-22 00:05:11 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Developers: DoubleVision pitches you on being your synching platform.

Here I talk with +Cole Ratias, founder of +DoubleVision about its synching SDK which enables a multiscreen experience as part of your own apps. See it here, try it here: http://getdoublevision.com 

Developers: DoubleVision pitches you on being your synching platform.

Here I talk with +Cole Ratias, founder of +DoubleVision about its synching SDK which enables a multiscreen experience as part of your own apps. See it here, try it here: http://getdoublevision.com ___

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2014-06-21 21:04:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s) 

The NextWeb just wrote about MailWise, a new email client for Android. Here I meet the founder and talk about email (yet another interesting company I saw in Tel Aviv). 

The NextWeb article is here: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/06/20/mailwise/

The NextWeb just wrote about MailWise, a new email client for Android. Here I meet the founder and talk about email (yet another interesting company I saw in Tel Aviv). 

The NextWeb article is here: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/06/20/mailwise/___

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2014-06-21 20:55:51 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s) 

We are seeing a number of companies start up to support Google Glass. This one helps nurses.

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What better way to make smarter treatment decisions than gathering visuals to get complete information and remote guidance. Remedy utilized Google Glass to give care providers the ability to record video and allow remote experts see patients from the care provider's point of view.

Because it's built on Google Glass, care providers are not restricted by heavy equipment and can utilize Remedy hands free. Since patient information is surely confidential, all data is encrypted on the dedicated device.

http://remedyonglass.com

We are seeing a number of companies start up to support Google Glass. This one helps nurses.

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What better way to make smarter treatment decisions than gathering visuals to get complete information and remote guidance. Remedy utilized Google Glass to give care providers the ability to record video and allow remote experts see patients from the care provider's point of view.

Because it's built on Google Glass, care providers are not restricted by heavy equipment and can utilize Remedy hands free. Since patient information is surely confidential, all data is encrypted on the dedicated device.

http://remedyonglass.com___

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2014-06-21 20:54:51 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s) 

This SmartMonitor can help people with epilepsy. 

This SmartMonitor can help people with epilepsy. ___

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2014-06-21 20:54:21 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 47 +1s) 

In San Francisco RocketSpace houses tons of interesting startups. Here I meet the founder and talk about what's happening in the San Francisco ecosystem.

In San Francisco RocketSpace houses tons of interesting startups. Here I meet the founder and talk about what's happening in the San Francisco ecosystem.___

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2014-06-21 20:53:39 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s) 

The live video space is getting hot. Here you see Mobli, which just added ability to live broadcast video. Will that be enough to make it as popular as, say, Instagram? 

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Broadcast your live events, use innovative photo and video filters, create looping videos and follow locations and hashtags to ensure you don't miss anything.

Mobli offers the next level of sharing by allowing you to broadcast live with no limits. 

Availably on both Apple's App Store and Google Play.

http://mobli.com

The live video space is getting hot. Here you see Mobli, which just added ability to live broadcast video. Will that be enough to make it as popular as, say, Instagram? 

+++++

Broadcast your live events, use innovative photo and video filters, create looping videos and follow locations and hashtags to ensure you don't miss anything.

Mobli offers the next level of sharing by allowing you to broadcast live with no limits. 

Availably on both Apple's App Store and Google Play.

http://mobli.com___

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2014-06-21 20:52:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

As more information populates on the internet, it's becoming more difficult to accurately obtain the relevant information you are looking for. Surf Canyon allows you to search real-time with context through its Dynamic Search technology. 

Used as a plugin on top of your favorite browsers like Google search, links are re-ordered based on what you click to show you all relevant information to find what you're looking for quicker.

http://surfcanyon.com

As more information populates on the internet, it's becoming more difficult to accurately obtain the relevant information you are looking for. Surf Canyon allows you to search real-time with context through its Dynamic Search technology. 

Used as a plugin on top of your favorite browsers like Google search, links are re-ordered based on what you click to show you all relevant information to find what you're looking for quicker.

http://surfcanyon.com___

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2014-06-21 20:48:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s) 

If you are an Internet geek you know the role a CDN plays (in helping Internet-based services have consistent and fast service to everyone around the world) but here Instart Logic introduces us to a new mobile-focused CDN that can dramatically speed up websites. 

If you are an Internet geek you know the role a CDN plays (in helping Internet-based services have consistent and fast service to everyone around the world) but here Instart Logic introduces us to a new mobile-focused CDN that can dramatically speed up websites. ___

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2014-06-21 20:47:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Is there room for another startup that helps you do things with photos? +Slidely hopes so. It helps you build stories. Can it compete with Google+? 

Is there room for another startup that helps you do things with photos? +Slidely hopes so. It helps you build stories. Can it compete with Google+? ___

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2014-06-21 20:44:53 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s) 

Augmented reality. Is it about to make a comeback? InfinityAR says yes, here I meet the founder. 

Augmented reality. Is it about to make a comeback? InfinityAR says yes, here I meet the founder. ___

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2014-06-21 20:44:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s) 

You've heard of Nest and DropCam (congrats on Google on snapping both of those up cause now you have three sensors in my house to show whether I'm home or not) but how about Sensibo, for your air conditioner? It'll help you save money if you can use it on yours.

You've heard of Nest and DropCam (congrats on Google on snapping both of those up cause now you have three sensors in my house to show whether I'm home or not) but how about Sensibo, for your air conditioner? It'll help you save money if you can use it on yours.___

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2014-06-21 20:38:21 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s) 

I saved the best from Israel for now. Marimedia announced its IPO on May 28th, but I got this interview before its quiet period started.

Maia Shiran is one of the most amazing entrepreneurs I've met anywhere.

I saved the best from Israel for now. Marimedia announced its IPO on May 28th, but I got this interview before its quiet period started.

Maia Shiran is one of the most amazing entrepreneurs I've met anywhere.___

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2014-06-21 20:36:41 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Backblaze Online Backup backs up all your digital stuff for $5 a month. Unlimited amount, too. Here Gleb Budman, CEO, shows me one of their servers and explains how he built this company that gets rave reviews. I gotta upload one of our Drobo's worth and see how it does, but my friends say it rocks. 

How do you back your stuff up?

Backblaze Online Backup backs up all your digital stuff for $5 a month. Unlimited amount, too. Here Gleb Budman, CEO, shows me one of their servers and explains how he built this company that gets rave reviews. I gotta upload one of our Drobo's worth and see how it does, but my friends say it rocks. 

How do you back your stuff up?___

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2014-06-21 20:33:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

+Idomoo creates personal videos for things like utility companies. Don't think that's interesting? Well, lots of people might understand their bills better. No, I didn't call them illiterate but there are many out there who this might help. What do you think?

+Idomoo creates personal videos for things like utility companies. Don't think that's interesting? Well, lots of people might understand their bills better. No, I didn't call them illiterate but there are many out there who this might help. What do you think?___

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2014-06-21 20:28:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

You know that starfish-shaped phone on the desk in many conference rooms? It came from Polycom. Here I talk with cofounder Jeffrey Rodman about what's coming next from Polycom.

You know that starfish-shaped phone on the desk in many conference rooms? It came from Polycom. Here I talk with cofounder Jeffrey Rodman about what's coming next from Polycom.___

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2014-06-21 19:24:07 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 47 +1s) 

Is there room for a new way to consume news? +Wibbitz thinks so. They turn articles into videos. That doesn't really explain it well, so I met with Yotam Cohen, cofounder, to get a look at "bite-sized media."

This just might be how the Google+ generation will get their news.

Is there room for a new way to consume news? +Wibbitz thinks so. They turn articles into videos. That doesn't really explain it well, so I met with Yotam Cohen, cofounder, to get a look at "bite-sized media."

This just might be how the Google+ generation will get their news.___

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2014-06-21 18:10:02 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 76 +1s) 

I learned about Product Hunt http://www.producthunt.com/ because of stupid app YO (Product Hunt is a place for us to share new products and discuss them). Business Insider has the role it played in getting the hype cycle geared up. 

Some lessons about YO for entrepreneurs:

1. The press is looking for stories. YO didn't get launched "seriously." Why not? It's a stupid app and no one would be able to pitch this with a straight face to anyone. But that made it different than all the other app pitches journalists (and me) have gotten. Because it was different it stood out.

2. It messed with the "Israeli's are smart" belief. On my trip to Israel I saw smart entrepreneur after entrepreneur. Doing companies with real technology. I got pitched by Thetaray, http://www.thetaray.com/ for instance, and they have security software that has algorithms that... more »

I learned about Product Hunt http://www.producthunt.com/ because of stupid app YO (Product Hunt is a place for us to share new products and discuss them). Business Insider has the role it played in getting the hype cycle geared up. 

Some lessons about YO for entrepreneurs:

1. The press is looking for stories. YO didn't get launched "seriously." Why not? It's a stupid app and no one would be able to pitch this with a straight face to anyone. But that made it different than all the other app pitches journalists (and me) have gotten. Because it was different it stood out.

2. It messed with the "Israeli's are smart" belief. On my trip to Israel I saw smart entrepreneur after entrepreneur. Doing companies with real technology. I got pitched by Thetaray, http://www.thetaray.com/ for instance, and they have security software that has algorithms that are way beyond what I've seen from other companies. That's what we expect from Israel. But YO? No, that's what we expect from, well, I won't say. But it wasn't Tel Aviv that came to my mind.

3. It wasn't a story until it got adoption. Adoption is what gets the attention of the press, of investors. So the day I saw it it was just a stupid, lame, app that was a funny inside joke in the Tel Aviv startup scene, pushed by someone who had several "serious" successes under his belt.

4. +moshe hogeg  (the guy who caused YO to be built) is well connected. That Sunday I was doing interviews in his lobby and the cofounder of Tencent walked through my interview on a way to a meeting with Moshe. When you are that connected an inside joke can spiral out of control. 

5. I have no idea how YO gets to the place where it'll survive beyond being the "Pet Rock" of 2014 (when I was growing up, a guy in Los Gatos sold millions of dollars worth of "Pet Rocks" which sold BECAUSE of the humor, same way YO got to the top of the app store). What can Moshe add to YO to make it stick around? More words? Better contact list? Every idea I can come up with makes the humor of YO go away, but maybe that's what it needs, headlines like "Download YO again, it now is a serious in-office communication tool." I don't know, though. If I did know I'd start companies instead of just doing videos about them.

6. It found a new social graph, at least at first. I only added people onto it that I met face-to-face in those early days. Why? Because you needed to be on the app to get the joke and, so, I only showed it to people who I knew would like a joke. Well, and all of you on Facebook, but I assume you all like a joke too.

7. If you are a rich guy and want an app built for whatever reason (Moshe wanted to get his assistant's attention) you'll get that app built, particularly if it's only gonna take eight hours. Later, if it gets traction you weren't expecting, you can raise money. Don't assume this formula applies to you.

8. Timing. I think YO still would have broken out if I hadn't seen it. It was already getting discussed by press people in Tel Aviv. Seemed a lot of people in Tel Aviv had gotten the same pitch by Moshe and had largely ignored it as the folly of an eccentric entrepreneur. But when I came along I saw the humor in it and wrote a post about it, which did speed up adoption and made it a story OK to post on Facebook. Oh, and thanks to Ayelet Noff and Motti Peer who had arranged for me to see Mobli (Moshe's other company). While I was there, you might forget, Mobli had 175,000 comments in four minutes on a single post on its service. So, at least at some level Moshe's other company was doing well, which made YO even funnier. It was a way for everyone to blow off some steam (most of the Mobli team was working that Sunday to keep its servers going).

Anyways, my warning to entrepreneurs: if you try to apply humor to the wrong kind of product you might get off track of serving your customers so don't overthink this. A perfect PR storm doesn't happen often and just because one happened this week doesn't mean you can manufacture the same next week.

By the way, Moshe is still on YO and so am I. It's the stupid app I just can't delete. On a week where we got Slingshot from Facebook and a new phone from Amazon that's continuing the inside joke. To me it's funny.

To get me to see funny, you gotta show me serious first. I don't really want to be pitched on 1,000 "funny" apps now, that's not what I'm about. I want to see the next mind-blowing technology. Thetaray is far more interesting to me than YO is, for instance.___

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2014-06-21 18:06:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s) 

YO. Fun show on Gillmor Gang this week. We didn't talk just about YO either. Amazon Phone, Slingshot, and other stuff came up. Always fun and geeky.

YO. Fun show on Gillmor Gang this week. We didn't talk just about YO either. Amazon Phone, Slingshot, and other stuff came up. Always fun and geeky.___

2014-06-10 23:33:11 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s) 

The "Nest" for air conditioners: Sensibo. Part of the series we did with Israeli startups.

By the way, I am keeping a Facebook list of startups (2,700+ of them). That list is at https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151131074469655 You should follow that, because you'll see a disruptive new idea every day if you do.

The "Nest" for air conditioners: Sensibo. Part of the series we did with Israeli startups.

By the way, I am keeping a Facebook list of startups (2,700+ of them). That list is at https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151131074469655 You should follow that, because you'll see a disruptive new idea every day if you do.___

2014-06-05 05:00:08 (248 comments, 20 reshares, 87 +1s) 

Why have I moved much of my time to Facebook?

This is why: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152455675944655

And, yes, I have tested this several times with similar results. Truth is most of the people I want to reach (CEOs and CTOs) are on Facebook and not on Google+ and I'm starting to really notice.

Sorry for pissing off those Google+ fans who are very active here. I know you love it, but engagement and sales matter and so, while I still am here on Google+ I am going to spend a lot more time on Facebook because of the engagement numbers.

Why have I moved much of my time to Facebook?

This is why: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152455675944655

And, yes, I have tested this several times with similar results. Truth is most of the people I want to reach (CEOs and CTOs) are on Facebook and not on Google+ and I'm starting to really notice.

Sorry for pissing off those Google+ fans who are very active here. I know you love it, but engagement and sales matter and so, while I still am here on Google+ I am going to spend a lot more time on Facebook because of the engagement numbers.___

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