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Frank Gainsford39,299A share of this circle within the public space will be appreciated as these are truly a great flock of influential and helpful folk, and the more places their profiles are found, the better the GOOGLESPHERE will become.A circle of people who are known and trusted for their advice and help in getting things done here in the Google sphere.If you are stuck and need some advice this is the team that can help you solve your problem.  These folk are all friendly, and active within the PLUSOSPHEREAdd this circle to your profile for a bunch of friendly and helpful advice on ALL THINGS GOOGLE with a very clear and distinct flavor of Google plus as the best social media platform to use for either social or business.PS you will not be added to this circle unless I have made personal use of a tip or advice that you have offered within your personal or business profile.  this is not a free for all circle, but a curated circle of those who have helped me, either knowingly or unknowingly with their  public posts being the source of the help I used.2014-08-27 11:11:30252224
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
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Dina Tika417Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
John Thomas6,407Circle 3 of 3 - 21st Century Educators on Google Plus This is the third of three Google+ education circles I'm sharing today. It includes many teachers who integrate technology into their daily classroom practice.#connectededucators #sharedcircle2013-04-22 05:04:22353101
Antony Jackson4,488Circles of Googlers - Part 4 of 4Second Googler Circle share today - as always a great bunch of people to have in your circles(Same disclaimer - Although I tried to make sure that everyone did actually work at Google, and have tried to update the circle as people have occasionally moved on, I make no claims that everyone is a verified Google employee.)#circlethegooglers #googlehrthoughttheywereprettydamngood #sharedcircles2013-01-25 16:54:30494200
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499403744
Peg Fitzpatrick8,940Looking for some fantastic people to circle?This is the Pluserati circle and includes +P E Sharpe +Jaana Nyström +Guy Kawasaki +Rodney Pike +Jessica Northey +Geoff Livingston and many more. Here's the Pluserati page on Alltop http://pluserati.alltop.com/Hope you enjoy and share! #Pluserati #CircleShare #circlesharing   #CircleoftheDay2012-12-27 17:10:0111010212
Cynthia Yildirim23,029New Google+ users might not have this circle yet of Google Employees on G+, I'm  not an employee, but going to include myself in the circle anyway. :D  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-11-09 01:27:54213201
Peg Fitzpatrick6,982Happy #CircleShareSunday I'd like to share the #Pluserati circle. You can find them on Alltop here: http://pluserati.alltop.com/ Some people on the list: +Jaana Nyström +Mike Elgan +Amanda Blain +Guy Kawasaki +Thomas Hawk a great circle to follow for great content all the time on Google+.2012-11-04 14:56:52106537
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
AJ Durling2944) The fourth of today's circle shares - Google+ EmployeesA moment ago a shared a circle of people who work for Google. Out of those, these are the people who a special to Google+If you like it, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:03:1487000
AJ Durling03) Third out of the circles I thought I might share today - Google EmployeesThis is a small list of people who work for Google (at least, I think they do... please correct me if I'm wrong!) and post interesting stuff. It includes (and is, in fact, predominantly) a selection of Google+ employees - I will be sharing just those employees in their own, special circle in just a minute.If you like this, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:02:39117000
Tim Moore23,086My Shared Circle of the weekGooglers who are just #awesome . _Don't stalk, just talk, they won't bite_  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-08-29 20:23:364492010
Michael Francois2,362Verified+Googler CircleHere is a circle of folks who have both had their Google Plus accounts verified, and who work at Google.  I find my colleagues make for interesting reading.#sharedcircles   #sharedcircleday 2012-08-16 22:37:0469314
Natalie Villalobos157,779Who Let The Googlers Out, Who Who Who?!I know, I don't really like that song either, but I think it's cleverHave been receiving some requests recently around sharing my Googlers circle. So, here it is - in all her glory. These folks are global - so by adding all 363 of us you'll be sure to have world-wide coverage. You can also find all the active-on-G+ Google Community Managers on the About section of my profile. Take one, or collect 'em all.  #googlersusegoogleplus   #nowthisiscommunity   #google   #techies   #creatives  2012-08-09 23:01:043637743117
Peg Fitzpatrick4,772I would love to share my favorite circle with you: the Pluserati! Please circle, share & enjoy!This group can also be followed on Alltop ~~>> http://pluserati.alltop.com/ #PluseratiThis is a group of active, fantastic Google+kins who provide value to the Google+ community everyday.New to the list:+Amanda Blain +Jessica Northey +Terri Nakamura +Reg Saddler +Catherine Faas +Connie Reece In the words of +Guy Kawasaki, if you ask to be on the list, you aren't worthy to be on the list.  #EvanG+2012-08-08 23:53:34106824
Carms Perez22,447G+ amazing women that you can't miss out on!! Add any lady that belongs here and isn't here yet!! No stream would be great without them!! =D Enjoy & share this circle!2012-07-06 05:28:214071016
Sara Ataie23,050This is a very important Circle that I haven't shared at all.... Hope you enjoy it and find it as fun and interesting as I have!!! #Geek 2012-06-30 18:34:56493115
Peg Fitzpatrick4,078Happy #CircleShareSunday! Please circle and share this fantastic list of the Pluserati! Includes such fabsters as +Lynette Young +Marcy Massura +Mike Elgan +Liz Strauss and +Guy Kawasaki. 2012-06-24 19:39:491056311
Margie Hearron5,117This is my circle of Googlers. It might help a few of you to have some of these people in your circles.2012-06-22 06:36:03341310
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 5 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 5 / 8 of Google employees on Google+The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.com http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z12ow5pgrojfxn02g22celljpvm0wvzfs#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 19:15:0890148
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447836829
Tony Stark1,186Do you like the Avengers? If you don't, it doesn't matter - this is not a themed circle. It is of people who have circled me back - my thanks to them! #sharedcircles #fun2012-04-25 08:55:02347023
Chris Lion6,744Hey folks,this is my RANDOM-CIRCLE.or my GIVE IT A CHANCE - Circle!!! ;)it includes a random selection of people and i don't know what they'll post, and i don't even know why it includes exactly 442 people, but i believe that every Google+ User deserves to be circled. Maybe there are some of the most interesting people among them, maybe some of the new Google+ Stars are in this circle, i don't know. All i know is, that i gave them a chance, i circled them and you should probably do the same. Give this circle a chance. Maybe you'll find a new friend or another interesting person you could work or collaborate with. Who knows!_____________________________________________________+The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+ +Music Artist Circles +Public Circles +CircleCount +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles +Public Circles #sharedcircles #shared #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circlesunday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publiccirclesproject2012-04-24 19:40:294426210
Pongy Smith31This is the Assorted Goodies circle. Could you please re-share it? Would you like to be added?Tags: Technology, Magic, Entertainment, Futurism, VC, Crowdfunding2012-04-17 15:28:45492527
Robert Pitt21,486[CIRCLE]Thought I would share my Googlers circle, enjoy and make sure you give feedback to these guys :)2012-04-16 19:51:00222114
Louis Gray115,286Shared Circle: Engaging Women On Google+Last night +Daria Musk highlighted the top 50 women on Google+ who bring great content to her stream. As you can imagine, all users of Google+ bring unique value, but what I've found from having a circle dedicated to some of the great women on Google+, even as that circle has grown to hundreds, is incredible diversity and discovery of new interests.That's not to say men are boring... but... I digress. Here is my updated circle of great ladies on Google+. Add as many or as few as you like, and be prepared for some fantastic content and smart people.2012-04-13 17:44:35382272152
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 1st of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:25480442925
Carms Perez18,332Do you know of any exceptional G+ ladies that are not on this circle and should be? High quality posts, posts often (every day, or every other day)? Let me know please. Also feel free to share this circle with others :)2012-04-10 19:45:3532119012
Jimmy James2,522This is my second shared circle of great G+ Ladies.... So many ladies have been brought (or brought themselves) to my attention since sharing the first one, I made this one... There is still room to add more here... but filling up fast... so I started yet a Third Great Ladies Circle I will re-post the first one forthwith... then the third. If you wish to be added or have any suggestions please comment on any of the three.2012-04-05 22:51:30372112
Domingo Rogers494Welcome to Thursday - Today I wanted to share a circle I've been growing slowly ever since I got started with Google+ as a 1st Generation Adopter. I've aptly titled this circle Googlers. It mostly has those that are of course employees that work at Google, but also includes the pages of some Google products. Some share more information than others, but all are worth while to include in your circles.Do you have any other Googlers that you would recommend for this Circle?2012-03-29 13:20:1470000
Jimmy James1,980Ok... Here is what I consider to be a valuable circle indeed. My first shared circle, so why not start with the Best ....Ladies . If you know the G+ Men to Women ratio.... you know there are too few ladies out here so far. Add this circle to balance your stream a bit. There are some very interesting people in here. I left it at 400 to start in case I miss any ladies who want to be added. If I missed you and you would like to be in this circle... let me know. ....this circle includes 1 really cool guy.... the guy all these fantastic Ladies have in common2012-03-16 18:31:504001457
Jaana Nyström37,856Oh, I feel very sexy sexist today! :-)I'm just ignoring all the guys and focusing on some very great ladies on Google+:My Own Great Google+ Ladies CircleHere they are in CircleCount's great presentation:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z133htxoixbvc3c1m22celljpvm0wvzfsThese Gladies are fun, intelligent and productive.I've been gathering this circle since the dawn of time. Or July last.Have fun and circle! :-) #circleshare #circle #jaanatip2012-03-14 12:25:5812323740
Rae O.4,915+Louis Gray encouraged me to share my Women of Google+ circle. Here it is!These are all real women all over the world that are funny, witty, charming, kind and thoughtful; they are artists, photographers, workers, tech geeks, book worms, moms, wives, daughters and ENGAGERS! Mostly, they make me smile and feel something on a daily basis.2012-03-08 22:37:44327636
Louis Gray104,456International Women's Day: A Circle of Top Women on G+Today is International Women's Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.In honor of the day, here's a list of some of the most active G+'ers and tech savvy women I interact with on the network. I called this the "Women in Tech" circle when I first created it a few months back, and visiting this circle is a regular stop for me to see diverse updates and interests. I recommend adding this as its own circle and setting the volume slider to what makes sense for you. Over time, I bet a bunch of these people will be some of your favorites in your circles.2012-03-08 22:22:39229251835
Tom Brander2,281Figured with Pycon coming up it was time to share this circle again if you want to be added comment below!2012-03-05 15:51:34471400

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2012-02-01 05:29:49 (41 comments, 200 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Hilarious! I wonder what else I could mashup...

From: Domingo é dia de
http://www.fotoengracada.com/macarrao-salsichas.htm

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2012-02-01 05:29:49 (41 comments, 200 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Hilarious! I wonder what else I could mashup...

From: Domingo é dia de
http://www.fotoengracada.com/macarrao-salsichas.htm

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2012-02-01 05:29:49 (41 comments, 200 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Hilarious! I wonder what else I could mashup...

From: Domingo é dia de
http://www.fotoengracada.com/macarrao-salsichas.htm

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2014-05-26 02:39:26 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A couple of weeks ago some tree trimming occurred at Benjamin Staffin's place and while it did seriously open up his gorgeous view of the city, it left his back yard a mess - buried in several feet of branches.

Starting a couple days ago, I've had a craving to cut up all the branches and start gardening his yard, so I went out Friday and bought some garden gloves and and a pair of sheers. This morning, rising at the ludicrous hour of 6:30 AM (I didn't fall asleep till 3:30 - I've been having trouble sleeping lately), I started snipping apart the branches, and built up quite a pile by the time I quit an hour later. This was a huge victory for me, because I have no memory of having that much physical endurance in the last year - I appear to actually be on the mend!

This is a panoramic photo of the back yard after another hour's worth of work by Ben and twenty min by... more »

A couple of weeks ago some tree trimming occurred at Benjamin Staffin's place and while it did seriously open up his gorgeous view of the city, it left his back yard a mess - buried in several feet of branches.

Starting a couple days ago, I've had a craving to cut up all the branches and start gardening his yard, so I went out Friday and bought some garden gloves and and a pair of sheers. This morning, rising at the ludicrous hour of 6:30 AM (I didn't fall asleep till 3:30 - I've been having trouble sleeping lately), I started snipping apart the branches, and built up quite a pile by the time I quit an hour later. This was a huge victory for me, because I have no memory of having that much physical endurance in the last year - I appear to actually be on the mend!

This is a panoramic photo of the back yard after another hour's worth of work by Ben and twenty min by myself. It seems to be much crisper on G+ than fb - I think fb must be aggressively down sampling it.___

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2014-04-29 17:34:41 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Want to see some magical data? When I was little, May Day (May 1) had a standard protocol: { 1 } Make May Baskets in school. { 2 } Go home. { 3 } Leave a May Basket on a neighbor's door step. { 4 } Ring door bell. { 5 } Run. (Fast. You're not supposed to get caught - no, really).

When I describe this to people who are from outside of Iowa, usually they just look at me weird. But where might they not look at me askance? Turns out search traffic for [ may baskets ] hints that May Day interest seems to be pretty binary - people are either into the May Day-ness or not. Capital of the May Basket? Omaha, Nebraska.

Also, hilariously, the Top 5 Search Queries that correlate with [ may baskets ] are:

1) may basket
2) breakfast pizza recipe
3) renewable fuels
4) breakfast pizza
5) maytag refrigerators

The [ renewable fuels ] and [ maytag... more »

Want to see some magical data? When I was little, May Day (May 1) had a standard protocol: { 1 } Make May Baskets in school. { 2 } Go home. { 3 } Leave a May Basket on a neighbor's door step. { 4 } Ring door bell. { 5 } Run. (Fast. You're not supposed to get caught - no, really).

When I describe this to people who are from outside of Iowa, usually they just look at me weird. But where might they not look at me askance? Turns out search traffic for [ may baskets ] hints that May Day interest seems to be pretty binary - people are either into the May Day-ness or not. Capital of the May Basket? Omaha, Nebraska.

Also, hilariously, the Top 5 Search Queries that correlate with [ may baskets ] are:

1) may basket
2) breakfast pizza recipe
3) renewable fuels
4) breakfast pizza
5) maytag refrigerators

The [ renewable fuels ] and [ maytag refrigerators ] line up well with my experience of Iowa, so let's just blame Nebraska for those breakfast pizzas.

Google Trends: http://w.franc.es/1kbMuAq
Google Correlations: http://w.franc.es/1kjrKb8
Google Image Search - May Day Basket: http://w.franc.es/1ix3IMU

#MayDay     #BigData     #JoyOfData     #Iowa     #IsBetterThanNebraska     #StudyingTheHumanConditionThroughTheMediumOfTheInternet    ___

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2013-10-15 08:35:42 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Why not?

Why not?___

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2012-10-22 16:05:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

First real rain of the season... at least there was a rainbow! :-)

First real rain of the season... at least there was a rainbow! :-)___

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2012-08-14 23:37:14 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

My manager showed up in our weekly 1:1 with this mash-up of hardware. Oh the dangers of getting the first Retina displays, only to be thrown back to the end of the queue when you need a replacement. :-(

He did though point out it in some ways highlights how thought through Apple's designs are, that they don't feel that awkward when thrown together field-medicine style. 

My manager showed up in our weekly 1:1 with this mash-up of hardware. Oh the dangers of getting the first Retina displays, only to be thrown back to the end of the queue when you need a replacement. :-(

He did though point out it in some ways highlights how thought through Apple's designs are, that they don't feel that awkward when thrown together field-medicine style. ___

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2012-08-10 01:37:41 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Knock out your lobsters/crabs with clove oil before you boil them - they'll taste better!

I really love lobster - I can still vividly remember the first time I had it when I was nine or ten years old - but the idea of listening to one thrash around in a pot of boiling water sounds like l'suck, and I feel guilty about it. 

This guy went through and methodically explored different ways of knocking out lobsters before you cook them (it makes them taste better!), and came to the conclusion that anesthetizing them with clove oil (via Whole Foods) works amazingly for lobsters and crabs. 

How to become a Seafood Anesthesiologist and Kill your 4th of July Lobster
http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/07/04/how-to-become-a-seafood-anesthesiologist-and-kill-your-4th-of-july-lobster/

Knock out your lobsters/crabs with clove oil before you boil them - they'll taste better!

I really love lobster - I can still vividly remember the first time I had it when I was nine or ten years old - but the idea of listening to one thrash around in a pot of boiling water sounds like l'suck, and I feel guilty about it. 

This guy went through and methodically explored different ways of knocking out lobsters before you cook them (it makes them taste better!), and came to the conclusion that anesthetizing them with clove oil (via Whole Foods) works amazingly for lobsters and crabs. 

How to become a Seafood Anesthesiologist and Kill your 4th of July Lobster
http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/07/04/how-to-become-a-seafood-anesthesiologist-and-kill-your-4th-of-july-lobster/___

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2012-07-30 05:28:04 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

For the last 2.5 years, my best friend +Molly Trombley-McCann and her husband +Ransom Byers and I have been renovating a pair of houses in West Oakland near the West Oakland BART stop (it's San Francisco's Brooklyn). Our original purchase was of two houses on one piece of land, and the renovation of the front house has been dramatic to say the least. We ripped the entire house down to the studs, raised up the whole thing and poured a new foundation, and only in the last few months has the building started to look like a place we could live in. Here are some pictures from the freshly painted upper floor. The orange room is our future dining/living room, the blue room the kitchen, and the yellow room the upstairs bathroom. All of the rooms will be less colorful after either the wainscoting (dinning/bathrooms) or cabinets goes in (kitchen), all or which is white, but I love the colors even now with2x... more »

For the last 2.5 years, my best friend +Molly Trombley-McCann and her husband +Ransom Byers and I have been renovating a pair of houses in West Oakland near the West Oakland BART stop (it's San Francisco's Brooklyn). Our original purchase was of two houses on one piece of land, and the renovation of the front house has been dramatic to say the least. We ripped the entire house down to the studs, raised up the whole thing and poured a new foundation, and only in the last few months has the building started to look like a place we could live in. Here are some pictures from the freshly painted upper floor. The orange room is our future dining/living room, the blue room the kitchen, and the yellow room the upstairs bathroom. All of the rooms will be less colorful after either the wainscoting (dinning/bathrooms) or cabinets goes in (kitchen), all or which is white, but I love the colors even now with 2x as much color as there will eventually be.

The most exciting change this week was the spiral staircase was installed - we no longer have to walk outside around the entire house to get between floors! :-)

The photos of the stacks of wood are of the future floor for the upper floor - we're using reclaimed south east east asian tropical hardwood (originally from shipping crates) and the natural color variation is just phenomenal. I get all twitterpated thinking about the floor being installed! I promise to post more going forward!___

2012-06-16 03:48:44 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Amazing (only) gluten free Mexican food!

Amazing (only) gluten free Mexican food!___

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2012-04-13 19:07:49 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

When I was a kid, summer was the time of lighting. We'd stand on the giant expanse of asphalt that was considered "play equipment" and stare up at the sky as the huge cumulonimbus clouds would build and make bets about how bad the storm would be.

Now that I live in the San Francisco bay area, I almost never hear thunder. I wonder if global warming will bring the thunder storms back to me. Could it be that California is acquiring "seasons"? Hmmm?

San Franfrazzled: Once-in-a-lifetime picture of lightning striking iconic bridge

"They say that lightning never strikes twice, but this amazing photo proves otherwise.

An incredible eight bolts struck the Bay Bridge in San Francisco last night which was captured in this incredible shot by photographer +Phil McGrew who took the photo through the rain-soaked window of his apartment."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129246/Once-lifetime-picture-lightning-striking-San-Franciscos-Bay-Bridge.html___When I was a kid, summer was the time of lighting. We'd stand on the giant expanse of asphalt that was considered "play equipment" and stare up at the sky as the huge cumulonimbus clouds would build and make bets about how bad the storm would be.

Now that I live in the San Francisco bay area, I almost never hear thunder. I wonder if global warming will bring the thunder storms back to me. Could it be that California is acquiring "seasons"? Hmmm?

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2012-03-28 18:14:46 (15 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

TL;DR: No one shows up in the emergency room smelling of rotting flesh in Canada because they're poor.

We have a new product manager on the G+ team, and yesterday he and I had tea for the first time as part of his greater "getting to know the team" tour. I laughed so hard when he described himself as a "secret Canadian", he sounded totally U.S.of A. but apparently he's just covered in loonies and cooties and such.

For years, I always joked with people in California that I'm from "Southern Canada", because I grew up in Iowa. When I was in high school, it really did feel like we were southern Canada - we cared for the poor, the young, and the old better than almost anyone in the country - our immediate neighbors (Minnesota and Wisconsin) excluded - living up to the social contract Canada has with its citizens. We believed in dignity and we... more »

TL;DR: No one shows up in the emergency room smelling of rotting flesh in Canada because they're poor.

We have a new product manager on the G+ team, and yesterday he and I had tea for the first time as part of his greater "getting to know the team" tour. I laughed so hard when he described himself as a "secret Canadian", he sounded totally U.S.of A. but apparently he's just covered in loonies and cooties and such.

For years, I always joked with people in California that I'm from "Southern Canada", because I grew up in Iowa. When I was in high school, it really did feel like we were southern Canada - we cared for the poor, the young, and the old better than almost anyone in the country - our immediate neighbors (Minnesota and Wisconsin) excluded - living up to the social contract Canada has with its citizens. We believed in dignity and we believed in each other.

I come from a line of doctors benefited by strong public education. My grandfather went to the University of California at Berkeley for both undergrad and Medical school. He went on to help found the surgery department for Kaiser. My father went to the University of California at Berkeley for his undergrad and the University of Iowa for Medical School - he's a pathologist and researcher and he's impacted your warts, thought indirectly. Personally, I'm particularly good at computers and carving poultry and I can freeze your warts off, family business after all. I am what I am because of generations of investment in Public Education. My life is owed to generations believing in the dream of social advancement for anyone willing to work.

Having been steeped in the medical establishment since I was little, I felt so ashamed to be an American when I read this article. The author rightly points out, no one shows up in the emergency room smelling of rotting flesh in Canada because they're poor. We have a medical system in American no one would intentionally design (one might say evolution instead of "intelligent design" was a foot!). We are so rich, and such a small slice of our wealth would wipe cases like this off the map. If I'm holding my breath to see what the Supreme Court will rule.

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/cancer-v-the-constitution/___

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2012-03-14 20:52:30 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I am a huge video of the weird little product videos zappos has, and this is the funniest one I've encountered yet. Have you stumbled across any other brillant Zappos videos? Share them in the comments!

PUMAS. EVERYWHERE.

I am a huge video of the weird little product videos zappos has, and this is the funniest one I've encountered yet. Have you stumbled across any other brillant Zappos videos? Share them in the comments!

PUMAS. EVERYWHERE.___

2012-02-10 19:46:21 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Last weekend, +Benjamin Staffin and I watched Lawrence of Arabia, one of my favorite movies. Next weekend, I would love to watch a movie suggested by the G+ community! I'm more than happy to organize a G+ movie watching club... my game plan is:

* Suggest two movies you love at: http://bit.ly/xKvQbC

* I'll pick a bunch of movies and lay out a calendar, then...

* Watch whatever movies you want to watch... I'll bias towards movies you can legitly acquire, though I won't judge you if you torrent...

* and if you want to discuss the movie... either join in a live-hangout discussing the movie, watch a broadcast hangout, or watch a recording of a broadcast hangout! (Not to mention, you also could post or leave a comment You ware welcome!.)

I'll probably end up doing some data visualization on folks' submissions, cause I can't help... more »

Last weekend, +Benjamin Staffin and I watched Lawrence of Arabia, one of my favorite movies. Next weekend, I would love to watch a movie suggested by the G+ community! I'm more than happy to organize a G+ movie watching club... my game plan is:

* Suggest two movies you love at: http://bit.ly/xKvQbC

* I'll pick a bunch of movies and lay out a calendar, then...

* Watch whatever movies you want to watch... I'll bias towards movies you can legitly acquire, though I won't judge you if you torrent...

* and if you want to discuss the movie... either join in a live-hangout discussing the movie, watch a broadcast hangout, or watch a recording of a broadcast hangout! (Not to mention, you also could post or leave a comment You ware welcome!.)

I'll probably end up doing some data visualization on folks' submissions, cause I can't help myself.

I can't wait! See you soon!___

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2012-02-10 00:18:58 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Jeffrey Atkinson and 9 others were tagged in Frances Haugen's album.

Jeffrey Atkinson and 9 others were tagged in Frances Haugen's album.___

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2012-02-08 04:56:41 (19 comments, 74 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

I saw this shared by +NATURE ☼ was transfixed by how it looks just like how signals propagate in the nervous system of the human body! Talk about Gaia!

Much more about neurons! (I've been enamored with biological computing since my senior year of college). :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_potential

I saw this shared by +NATURE ☼ was transfixed by how it looks just like how signals propagate in the nervous system of the human body! Talk about Gaia!

Much more about neurons! (I've been enamored with biological computing since my senior year of college). :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_potential___

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2012-02-07 07:53:56 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Where is our Nirvana? Where is our Kurt Cobain? When I turned 27, I didn't have any grand ambitions. The only goal I set was basic: just survive the year. It seemed a reasonable goal considering all the people who I looked up to who hadn't (Wikipedia: 27 Club). This week I realized, wait. If the Kurt of my generation should be dead, shouldn't he (or she) have made three albums by now? Did I miss Nirvana?

I wrote an email yesterday. Completed it. Then didn't send it. I had second thoughts. If I get performance anxiety when I'm writing email, how the hell can anyone suck hard enough long enough to later become Nirvana? You have to be really bad for remarkably long to become a good musician. I know. I was a horrible bassist for too long. Think Gladwell's Outliers here, The Beatles had actually been on stage an amazing number of hours before they ever hit America.
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Where is our Nirvana? Where is our Kurt Cobain? When I turned 27, I didn't have any grand ambitions. The only goal I set was basic: just survive the year. It seemed a reasonable goal considering all the people who I looked up to who hadn't (Wikipedia: 27 Club). This week I realized, wait. If the Kurt of my generation should be dead, shouldn't he (or she) have made three albums by now? Did I miss Nirvana?

I wrote an email yesterday. Completed it. Then didn't send it. I had second thoughts. If I get performance anxiety when I'm writing email, how the hell can anyone suck hard enough long enough to later become Nirvana? You have to be really bad for remarkably long to become a good musician. I know. I was a horrible bassist for too long. Think Gladwell's Outliers here, The Beatles had actually been on stage an amazing number of hours before they ever hit America.

Did coming of age on the Internet make us collectively more self-conscious? Or maybe it's how crippling complete unconstrained possibility is? It used to be you had to fight for a really long time to be heard. You had to dream of being able to play a concert and hustle to make it happen, all the while practicing and refining your craft. Now we have near infinite microphones and nothing to say. People feel embarrassed to try, because they know they suck. Sucking requires a dream to endure through. And anyway, you found that band on Hype Machine that already makes music just like what you were thinking of.

Is it odd that we don't have a name for the last decade? Did I not miss our Nirvana? Did I really miss a decade? Did we all? #lostdecade #lostgeneration

Challenge inspired by the comments:
Part of why Nirvana was Nirvana was it changed the way we thought of music in the early 1990s. Name bands that profoundly changed the way we wrote and listened to music in the last 10 years.___

2012-02-06 03:48:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

On 880 going south near the arena, there's a yellow billboard for Roku that says, "The best fifty dollar gift you can't drink." Anyone have a picture of it? 

On 880 going south near the arena, there's a yellow billboard for Roku that says, "The best fifty dollar gift you can't drink." Anyone have a picture of it? ___

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2012-02-02 05:07:56 (20 comments, 61 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

It's so easy for us to only see the near term and the near past, but we truly are living in a truly unique and glorious time. Never in the history of the world has such a large fraction of humanity had a channel to be heard.

I want to celebrate smallness. Celebrate the quiet. Have you never posted before on G+? Click on the sharebox at the top of your stream and in whatever you type include #franceslisten and I'll check it out (you'll show up in G+ Search for #franceslisten ). :-) I want to hear from you. Here's a prompt even to get you started... What would the chapter titles be to your biography? For example, "Montana; the early years; Cleveland Out in the Cold; NYC Finally Home; Rise of the Internet." or maybe "Before the accident; Everything since." You can share it to Public or just to me. I want to hear from you.

You are needed. You are... more »

It's so easy for us to only see the near term and the near past, but we truly are living in a truly unique and glorious time. Never in the history of the world has such a large fraction of humanity had a channel to be heard.

I want to celebrate smallness. Celebrate the quiet. Have you never posted before on G+? Click on the sharebox at the top of your stream and in whatever you type include #franceslisten and I'll check it out (you'll show up in G+ Search for #franceslisten ). :-) I want to hear from you. Here's a prompt even to get you started... What would the chapter titles be to your biography? For example, "Montana; the early years; Cleveland Out in the Cold; NYC Finally Home; Rise of the Internet." or maybe "Before the accident; Everything since." You can share it to Public or just to me. I want to hear from you.

You are needed. You are incredibly needed to build the future.___

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2012-02-01 05:29:49 (41 comments, 200 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Hilarious! I wonder what else I could mashup...

From: Domingo é dia de
http://www.fotoengracada.com/macarrao-salsichas.htm

Hilarious! I wonder what else I could mashup...

From: Domingo é dia de
http://www.fotoengracada.com/macarrao-salsichas.htm___

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2012-02-01 05:27:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2012-02-01 05:26:01 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2012-01-28 02:28:47 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I am super fond of imgur.com's UI. It asks you to "write a caption" which people can then moderate up and down. I'm 95% certain that brillance correlates with sheer volume of entries created, then filtered by an editor (or editing framework in this case). The bar for a "caption" is really low in the minds of most people, so way more people participate. Combined with the theory above --> destined for greatness.

This image is from:
http://imgur.com/gallery/h4IcM

I am super fond of imgur.com's UI. It asks you to "write a caption" which people can then moderate up and down. I'm 95% certain that brillance correlates with sheer volume of entries created, then filtered by an editor (or editing framework in this case). The bar for a "caption" is really low in the minds of most people, so way more people participate. Combined with the theory above --> destined for greatness.

This image is from:
http://imgur.com/gallery/h4IcM___

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2012-01-27 21:42:48 (36 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Which do you want at work more? +1 to vote in comments!
A MetroNaps Energy Pod
B Ostrich - Pocket pillow for naps

Learn more:
http://www.luxist.com/2007/05/10/the-metronaps-energypod-for-the-serious-power-napper/
http://www.studio-kg.com/ostrich/

Which do you want at work more? +1 to vote in comments!
A MetroNaps Energy Pod
B Ostrich - Pocket pillow for naps

Learn more:
http://www.luxist.com/2007/05/10/the-metronaps-energypod-for-the-serious-power-napper/
http://www.studio-kg.com/ostrich/___

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2012-01-27 19:30:14 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

#funWithTypography made with #keynote - you should try it! #changetheworld !

#funWithTypography made with #keynote - you should try it! #changetheworld !___

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2012-01-27 19:18:13 (19 comments, 92 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

I saw this on Facebook shared by +Chris Cheng and had to repost. :-)

It's so true. We were drowning in physical mail, so email was a breath of fresh air. Now we're drowning in email and the tables are turned. :-)

I saw this on Facebook shared by +Chris Cheng and had to repost. :-)

It's so true. We were drowning in physical mail, so email was a breath of fresh air. Now we're drowning in email and the tables are turned. :-)___

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2012-01-27 07:42:35 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This is how I know Google+ has not arrived yet. Someone named this video "Shit Chicagoans Say" and not "shit from the Chicagoland area". Anyone hear me?

I love this meme--I knew it was only a matter of time before it hit Chicago.

Shit Chicagoans Say

They got a few inside jokes in there too :)___This is how I know Google+ has not arrived yet. Someone named this video "Shit Chicagoans Say" and not "shit from the Chicagoland area". Anyone hear me?

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2012-01-26 04:30:13 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

I've been really dizzy for two weeks (the Dr. says I need more salt/water and was completely nonchalant when I proceded to blackout when they drew blood), and it's the greatest thing to have ever happened to my design work. I've realized it is hard to do anything on a computer. Like not just hard, but really really really hard. (Clarification as requested in the comments: My vision lags just slightly at everything I look at and my attention is just noticeably shorter).

I keep having discussions with people where I go, "can't we make that bigger?", "no, bigger", "that's still not bigger". "No, it's still hard to use." "I still need fewer buttons." "What if there were only three buttons on this page?"

People's responses have been super interesting to watch. My favorite is, "that's... more »

Oh god this is all SO TRUE that it is painful.___I've been really dizzy for two weeks (the Dr. says I need more salt/water and was completely nonchalant when I proceded to blackout when they drew blood), and it's the greatest thing to have ever happened to my design work. I've realized it is hard to do anything on a computer. Like not just hard, but really really really hard. (Clarification as requested in the comments: My vision lags just slightly at everything I look at and my attention is just noticeably shorter).

I keep having discussions with people where I go, "can't we make that bigger?", "no, bigger", "that's still not bigger". "No, it's still hard to use." "I still need fewer buttons." "What if there were only three buttons on this page?"

People's responses have been super interesting to watch. My favorite is, "that's patronizing to the user", and I'm like, "No, I am the user, and I still can't use this".

That was about when I realized, I was not alone. I was experiencing what the silent majority experiences on the Internet. Every time you see someone post, remember they are a power user. All the people who find it hard to compose a post or type are invisible because there are no posts to show their existence. And on most social sites, 10% of the users make up the overwhelming majority of the posts. Wow. Don't let anyone tell you you're bad at computers - computers should be a delight to use.

2012-01-20 09:38:52 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Favorite / Most Hated Quote? (vote in comments) "You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do." - David Foster Wallace

When I was little, my mom would remind me when I was stressed, "you'd worry less about what others think of you if you realized how infrequently they actually do". I'm a pretty neurotic person, and this has always been a deeply comforting refrain - I've repeated it to myself many many a time in my life. It makes me radically less neurotic to believe that no notices me and I am no different than anyone else.

Thus it was a shock to me tonight when I said that to my partner and he said, "I have always hated that quote. I hate the thought that when I'm not around, I don't exist. It makes me neurotic."

Right now, the top issue I focus on every day is... more »

Favorite / Most Hated Quote? (vote in comments) "You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do." - David Foster Wallace

When I was little, my mom would remind me when I was stressed, "you'd worry less about what others think of you if you realized how infrequently they actually do". I'm a pretty neurotic person, and this has always been a deeply comforting refrain - I've repeated it to myself many many a time in my life. It makes me radically less neurotic to believe that no notices me and I am no different than anyone else.

Thus it was a shock to me tonight when I said that to my partner and he said, "I have always hated that quote. I hate the thought that when I'm not around, I don't exist. It makes me neurotic."

Right now, the top issue I focus on every day is "observation bias" - that what we see everyday may not be representative of what the world is "really like". We are super vulnerable to this in Silicon Valley... doesn't your mom have her own startup too? I heard everyone did... I learned a really disturbing fact recently: on basically every social platform on the web, a very small faction of users create most of the content you consume. It dawned on me this week, that every day my picture of the world is formed by what I read, and what I read is painted by a seriously unrepresentative slice of humanity - people who want to talk/be heard enough that they wrote things down (sometimes at length).

My mental model of the human condition is that most people find the quote above comforting but that those people are pretty hard to see as we gaze around the Internet or our lives. Perhaps this is a "Silent Majority"? Or maybe I'm totally wrong and I am all alone in wanting to be left alone? Most of the people you know on the Internet or in "real life" didn't write an essay about their feelings and put it up on the Internet. Who did you notice yesterday though? This is in no way meant to criticize people who write about their feelings on the Internet - I am clearly doing this right now.

How can I find out the size of each camp? Is this quote comforting or terrifying?___

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2012-01-19 01:09:13 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I'm so proud of +Alex Unger! Since the beginning of Google+ Search, we had the sharebox in the mocks for our Google+ topical streams (you might also call them Search Results...), and it's so exciting seeing it now available to the G+ community! Great job Alex! Let's keep pushing the bounds of what Search can be and do.

Starting Conversations from Search Results
#googleplusupdate #search

Today we're introducing a new feature that lets you share directly from Google+ search results, and contribute to a topical Google+ stream. For example, if you search for basketball and then want to make a post about how your favorite team or player is doing, you can share right from the search results.

Just look for the sharebox after searching on Google+, and you'll see an opportunity to "join the discussion" about whatever you've searched for.

When you post from the search results page, it automatically includes a link back to the original search stream. This way others can join the active conversation as it unfolds.___I'm so proud of +Alex Unger! Since the beginning of Google+ Search, we had the sharebox in the mocks for our Google+ topical streams (you might also call them Search Results...), and it's so exciting seeing it now available to the G+ community! Great job Alex! Let's keep pushing the bounds of what Search can be and do.

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2012-01-18 23:08:40 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

What would your work day be like with no email? Last summer, I read about Thierry Breton's declaration that Atos (Europe's largest IT services firm) is going to stop using email internally, and it totally ruined my ability to engage with my email because I couldn't rationalize it any more.

Atos found there employees received 100+ internal emails a day, spent 15-20 hours per week triaging them (often at home), and in the end, only about 10-15% were valuable. WOW. Talk about wasting people's lives. Well, as soon as I learned this, it became very difficult for me to force myself to read my email as diligently as I had for years - I get a true flood of it and it takes hours a day to truly keep up with.

It's been a really liberating last few months since I stopped using email in the traditional way. People generally IM me now if they really need to get a... more »

What would your work day be like with no email? Last summer, I read about Thierry Breton's declaration that Atos (Europe's largest IT services firm) is going to stop using email internally, and it totally ruined my ability to engage with my email because I couldn't rationalize it any more.

Atos found there employees received 100+ internal emails a day, spent 15-20 hours per week triaging them (often at home), and in the end, only about 10-15% were valuable. WOW. Talk about wasting people's lives. Well, as soon as I learned this, it became very difficult for me to force myself to read my email as diligently as I had for years - I get a true flood of it and it takes hours a day to truly keep up with.

It's been a really liberating last few months since I stopped using email in the traditional way. People generally IM me now if they really need to get a hold of me or (shocking I know... ) talk to me in person. I still use my email as a "knowledge repository" as I frequently will go search across it if someone mentions an email to me.

I will admit though, I made a new year's resolution to try to get back into answering at least some of my email again - Google definitely hasn't followed Atos' lead yet. :-)

Atos boss Thierry Breton defends his internal email ban
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16055310___

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2012-01-18 07:26:33 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Product Marketing Manager I work with, +Louis Gray, never ceases to delight or amaze me.

DEAR ████████████████████ INTERNET ███████████████████████ SOPA ███████████████ IS ████████████ WRONG ████████████████████ AND █████████████████ A █████████████████ MISTAKE. ███████████████ TELL EVERYONE.

+Stop SOPA and Take Action.___The Product Marketing Manager I work with, +Louis Gray, never ceases to delight or amaze me.

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2012-01-18 05:53:09 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Copy/paste/share this URL: https://plus.google.com/s/sopa to protest SOPA! Use the arrow keys in the image preview to select the best STOP SOPA image (there should be a bunch). Reshare this post to spread the game. #SOPA

Copy/paste/share this URL: https://plus.google.com/s/sopa to protest SOPA! Use the arrow keys in the image preview to select the best STOP SOPA image (there should be a bunch). Reshare this post to spread the game. #SOPA___

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2012-01-17 20:04:18 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Sometimes labels are only for scale.

Sometimes labels are only for scale.___

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2012-01-17 16:59:34 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In light of the recent sinking cruise liner, this article from the Economist I ran across in the Dr.'s waiting room yesterday seemed oddly apropos... it's from back in December, but it's about the incredibly mundane (and critical) hurdles sea steading is trying to overcome. Turns out it's hard to be truly independent in an interconnected world (or around salt water).

Cities on the Ocean - The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21540395

In light of the recent sinking cruise liner, this article from the Economist I ran across in the Dr.'s waiting room yesterday seemed oddly apropos... it's from back in December, but it's about the incredibly mundane (and critical) hurdles sea steading is trying to overcome. Turns out it's hard to be truly independent in an interconnected world (or around salt water).

Cities on the Ocean - The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21540395___

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2012-01-17 07:37:01 (6 comments, 36 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

What's your favorite mind hack to expose kids to? A more positive follow up on earlier... :-) I'm a big proponent of hacking one's mind, and one of the most exciting things I ever read was this passage on the power of teaching kids that their minds can grow. It's kinda amazing.

" Life Sciences is a health-science magnet school with high aspirations but 700 students whose main attributes are being predominantly minority and low achieving. Blackwell split her kids into two groups for an eight-session workshop. The control group was taught study skills, and the others got study skills and a special module on how intelligence is not innate. These students took turns reading aloud an essay on how the brain grows new neurons when challenged. They saw slides of the brain and acted out skits. “Even as I was teaching these ideas,” Blackwell noted, “I would hearthe s... more »

What's your favorite mind hack to expose kids to? A more positive follow up on earlier... :-) I'm a big proponent of hacking one's mind, and one of the most exciting things I ever read was this passage on the power of teaching kids that their minds can grow. It's kinda amazing.

" Life Sciences is a health-science magnet school with high aspirations but 700 students whose main attributes are being predominantly minority and low achieving. Blackwell split her kids into two groups for an eight-session workshop. The control group was taught study skills, and the others got study skills and a special module on how intelligence is not innate. These students took turns reading aloud an essay on how the brain grows new neurons when challenged. They saw slides of the brain and acted out skits. “Even as I was teaching these ideas,” Blackwell noted, “I would hear the students joking, calling one another ‘dummy’ or ‘stupid.’ ” After the module was concluded, Blackwell tracked her students’ grades to see if it had any effect.

It didn’t take long. The teachers—who hadn’t known which students had been assigned to which workshop—could pick out the students who had been taught that intelligence can be developed. They improved their study habits and grades. In a single semester, Blackwell reversed the students’ longtime trend of decreasing math grades.

The only difference between the control group and the test group were two lessons, a total of 50 minutes spent teaching not math but a single idea: that the brain is a muscle. Giving it a harder workout makes you smarter. That alone improved their math scores.*"*___

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2012-01-17 06:05:28 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This seems like a shocking statistic to me, not because of the numbers, because I would have assumed some Palo High/Gunn student (or their parent) would have organized a club to address it. (I'd even be happy to mentor it).

" The parents point to startling statistics: In the Palo Alto and Gunn high schools' 2011 class of seniors, only 15 percent of African-Americans and 40 percent of Latinos completed the prerequisites for the University of California and California State University with a C or better. That compares with 79.5 percent districtwide meeting those so-called A-G requirements.*"*

This seems like a shocking statistic to me, not because of the numbers, because I would have assumed some Palo High/Gunn student (or their parent) would have organized a club to address it. (I'd even be happy to mentor it).

" The parents point to startling statistics: In the Palo Alto and Gunn high schools' 2011 class of seniors, only 15 percent of African-Americans and 40 percent of Latinos completed the prerequisites for the University of California and California State University with a C or better. That compares with 79.5 percent districtwide meeting those so-called A-G requirements.*"*___

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2012-01-14 06:08:53 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

If you love beautiful things but think to yourself "I'm not rich, I could never support the arts", small marketing items like this are amazing way you can make a difference while giving others an opportunity to earn a living. Have a marketing budget? You can support artists! via: +Irene Au

If you love beautiful things but think to yourself "I'm not rich, I could never support the arts", small marketing items like this are amazing way you can make a difference while giving others an opportunity to earn a living. Have a marketing budget? You can support artists! via: +Irene Au___

2012-01-12 20:14:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ever wonder what people are talking to each other about on Google+? I discovered the games #birdpoker and #panopoker yesterday and they're fun to either follow along or join in on. Just click on the hashtag for #birdpoker (or search for it at the top of the page) and see all the birds people post. I love watching people trash talk about how good their "hands" are too. :-) The rules are below.

THERE'S A NEW GAME IN TOWN

We call it #PanoPoker.

Pano Poker Rules, or #PanoPokerRules

History:

+Mike Spinak and +Barry Blanchard were inspired by the popular #BirdPoker game which the dashing +Phil Armishaw and the lovely +Lee Daniels started several months ago. Barry and Mike decided to start a landscape photography version of the game.

Rules:

Wiki says:
”A panorama (formed from Greek πᾶν "all" + ὅραμα "sight") is any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film/video, or a three-dimensional model.”

But we’re not Wiki - so any landscape photo is game-worthy.

While HDR is fine, we would like to see genuine captures instead of a unicorn cut and pasted into a field of poppies, with lightning, rainbows and dolphin dust.

Let’s try to keep it real.

How to Play:

Anyone can join in on the fun at any time!

Suggested themes will be posted at random intervals. Here are a few examples:

Sunsets, sunrises, forests, beaches, mountains, wide angles, telephotos, cityscapes, and so forth.

It’s best to watch the game to see how it flows, before joining, until you grok (get) what you should post.

If it’s a new game, open low, instead of opening with your strongest shot. Increase the “wow!” factor as you go. It’s more fun when everyone can join and stay in as long as possible.

The “prize” is the fun of playing. Everyone is a winner just for playing the game.

While not exactly adhering to standard rules of poker, we do encourage a bit of trash talking. Most of all: lets have some fun!

Use “#PanoPoker, curated by +Mike Spinak and +Barry Blanchard in your epic description, so anyone can search all the #PanoPoker pictures.___Ever wonder what people are talking to each other about on Google+? I discovered the games #birdpoker and #panopoker yesterday and they're fun to either follow along or join in on. Just click on the hashtag for #birdpoker (or search for it at the top of the page) and see all the birds people post. I love watching people trash talk about how good their "hands" are too. :-) The rules are below.

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2012-01-11 23:44:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012___

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2012-01-11 23:41:42 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

One of the dangers of rarely going to stores is that when you wander into a brick and motor Bed, Bath, and Beyond, you end up being way too entertained by what they sell. Here are the " 'n"/"and"/"-n-" products we found within a 15 foot radius of each other... I'm actually kinda puzzled by some of the contractions. Does "Bash'n Chop" mean "Bashing Chop"? I'm actually kinda scared how you might use one now...

Bash'n Chop
Grate-n-Shake
Snap 'n Stack
Grip and Grate
Wedge and Pop
Snap 'n Lock

One of the dangers of rarely going to stores is that when you wander into a brick and motor Bed, Bath, and Beyond, you end up being way too entertained by what they sell. Here are the " 'n"/"and"/"-n-" products we found within a 15 foot radius of each other... I'm actually kinda puzzled by some of the contractions. Does "Bash'n Chop" mean "Bashing Chop"? I'm actually kinda scared how you might use one now...

Bash'n Chop
Grate-n-Shake
Snap 'n Stack
Grip and Grate
Wedge and Pop
Snap 'n Lock___

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2012-01-11 16:58:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sonic Hit & Run - Howard Hello - My Friend
I stumbled across his song last night while Ben was playing music and had a really fantastic moment of profoundness/sudden awareness during it. You can listen here on Youtube: Howard Hello - My Friend/The Parasite

After re-listening several times and reproducing what I felt, I think the experience I had is actually a result of the song lulling the listener into not paying attention ((( INTENTIONALLY ))) then jars your attention around minute 1:50 (think of it as the sonic equivalent of scanning your stream and then encountering that block of capslock. In reality, if you're listening to this song in a YouTube playlist or as MP3s in a lager playlist (which I encourage strongly - support our artists!), the bridge of more intense chords don't actually distract you enough to break you off from whatever your primary attention is... more »

Sonic Hit & Run - Howard Hello - My Friend
I stumbled across his song last night while Ben was playing music and had a really fantastic moment of profoundness/sudden awareness during it. You can listen here on Youtube: Howard Hello - My Friend/The Parasite

After re-listening several times and reproducing what I felt, I think the experience I had is actually a result of the song lulling the listener into not paying attention ((( INTENTIONALLY ))) then jars your attention around minute 1:50 (think of it as the sonic equivalent of scanning your stream and then encountering that block of capslock. In reality, if you're listening to this song in a YouTube playlist or as MP3s in a lager playlist (which I encourage strongly - support our artists!), the bridge of more intense chords don't actually distract you enough to break you off from whatever your primary attention is on, but it does shift some part of your brain enough that when they change the shape of the song later on, I would look up from my computer and at Ben and be like, "something has just happened," without having any clue of what had just shifted in my environment.

After studying the song to figure out what had happened, I realized how lucky I am to get to work on Google+ and get to think everyday about how people perceive and respond to information. Someone once said user experience designers are really scientists studying the human condition through the medium of the Internet - and I totally agree. :-)

If you like the YouTube version, chip in $2 bucks and buy the MP3s from Amazon and help Howard Hello make more music! It's technically two songs that flow into each other...
http://amzn.to/howard-hello-my-friend
http://amzn.to/howard-hello-the-parasite___

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2012-01-11 04:16:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

January 11, 2012

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2012-01-11 04:13:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012___

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2012-01-11 04:11:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

January 11, 2012

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2012-01-11 01:31:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Just so folks know, this is the legit Google Page. There are some transient issues around displaying verification status, but we're working on fixing it! Thank you for your patience!

Just so folks know, this is the legit Google Page. There are some transient issues around displaying verification status, but we're working on fixing it! Thank you for your patience!___

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2012-01-09 20:21:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Profile Photos

Profile Photos___

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2012-01-09 03:04:42 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

How was this ever a good idea? (A commenter reminds me it could be steamed cleaned...)

I'm researching sunken bathtubs (if you have inspiring tubs, send them along!), and I came across this bathtub from a June 1975 issue of Popular Mechanics. Apparently you can create the sunk tub effect by wrapping your tub in shag carpet. Amazing! Check out the last photo in the album - it's the original inspiration photo.

Original Google books links
http://books.google.com/books?id=D-UDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA80&dq=sunken%20bathtub&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q=sunken%20bathtub&f=false

How was this ever a good idea? (A commenter reminds me it could be steamed cleaned...)

I'm researching sunken bathtubs (if you have inspiring tubs, send them along!), and I came across this bathtub from a June 1975 issue of Popular Mechanics. Apparently you can create the sunk tub effect by wrapping your tub in shag carpet. Amazing! Check out the last photo in the album - it's the original inspiration photo.

Original Google books links
http://books.google.com/books?id=D-UDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA80&dq=sunken%20bathtub&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q=sunken%20bathtub&f=false___

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2012-01-09 02:55:57 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012___

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2012-01-09 02:55:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012___

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2012-01-09 02:55:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012___

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