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Meirav M. (Berale) has been at 6 events

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Jo Lane3,881Did you not mark your calendars? Shame, shame.Last year +Scott Cramer dared me to sit under my desk at work and share a picture; I did, he reshared and viral chaos ensued ;PIt was so much fun that we decided to make it an annual event, so get under your desk (or kitchen table or coffee table), take a pic and post it on G+ with the ridiculously long hashtag #InternationalTakeAPictureUnderYourDeskDay ! And, mind your noggin.Last year some companies even got their whole office involved; along with kids and pets - sitting under your desk is for everyone ;PIt's Friday. You aren't really working anyway.Original post from 2012: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ScottCramer/posts/ZpCndemLEQ5#+ScottCramer/posts/ZpCndemLEQ5#InternationalTakeAPictureUnderYourDeskDay2013-11-08 01:00:0055 
UK Photography Community316,813PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out about page for more details. The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH SEASIDE photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. This event is held in support of the +UK Seaside Photowalk 2013   curated by +Athena Carey  & +Andy Bitterer (and is not affilated with the UKPC). Please visit their "about page" for more information regarding the Photowalk taking place later this year.A MAXIMUM ENTRY OF THREE IMAGES PER PERSONTHEY MUST FIT THE THEME & THE IMAGES MUST BELONG TO YOU       ↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of a COASTAL AREA in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKMore information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add your comment (some information about the image and yourself.) Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                               ↓ this is a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY eventplease noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYPLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILSIf you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                                                 WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your imageyour images of the GREAT BRITISH SEASIDE2013-01-30 10:00:00133 
UK Photography Community316,813JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNERPLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out about page for more details. The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of IMAGES OF SNOW photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusionsNO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGESBUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME                     ↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKMore information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                      EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT             ↓ this is an ALL WEEK LONG eventplease noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYPLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILSIf you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                                                 WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community +Heidi Anne Morris A celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom2013-01-25 13:00:00201 
Google UK647,970It's snowing already in parts of the country, with more expected throughout the day. Join this Google+ event and share your photos of the snow in your area. Use the #UKSnow hashtag, say where the photograph was taken and we'll re-share the best! Snow Time!2013-01-18 09:30:00557 
Jacob Dix28,003Post your sky images here. Comment on other's sky images. Mobile, DSLR, film are welcome. Have fun. The sky is beautiful.Sky 3!2012-09-29 00:30:0034 
Jacob Dix28,003For some time now I have been doing a project, an experiment, an exploration, a study in light. My object has been the sky, through the limited vantage point of my kitchen window and my backyard. The result, so far, is this album called Sky: http://goo.gl/phGuRForget about that for right now. Show everyone your own sky! The best, the worst. I've seen people mention avoiding it because it means they have no "object" to shoot. Don't listen to those people. It is the most challenging palette of light there is. Let's see 'em!You have a full day and a half! Please spread the word too.Sky!2012-09-02 00:00:0023 

Meirav M. (Berale) has been shared in 122 public circles

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Kenneth Nicholson6,980Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles 2014-10-24 12:15:41498445685
Cableicous2,922Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-10-12 01:53:0835000
Cableicous2,882Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for  this 14th circle of 99 people who have contributed their cableicous grandeur - your continued support of my cable fetish is much enjoyed.And a new circle of 99 begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-09-10 10:47:199912442
Cableicous2,887Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-09-06 20:33:10333122
Becky Collins15,876Cooking and Food 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 ?2014-08-29 05:01:53488005
Cableicous2,894Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-08-23 22:15:41285113
Cableicous2,911Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for this 13th circle of 99 folks - your contributions are much appreciated.And a new circle of 99 begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-08-04 03:01:5899103
Cableicous2,907Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-08-02 23:14:17312015
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator 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 ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Cableicous2,945Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-07-20 07:26:44295016
Cableicous2,719Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for the 12th circles of 99 contributors of #Cableicous  grandeur.And a new circle beings...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-07-01 10:48:5799217
Cableicous2,709Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-06-28 22:50:38348116
Nancy Levan3,336The Circle of AwesomenessThis is the final circle of everyone who participated in +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt - 2014 Spring Fling. These are all amazing, talented, fun, engaging and lovely people who made this round of the hunt one to remember.Thank you to everyone in the circle for participating! I hope we see you at the next round in a couple of weeks. Remember the next sign up is July 12th at Noon (Mountain Time). You need to be on +Chrysta Rae's page at that time and watch for the post to comment "I'm in!" on it. Spots go fast so be on time to get in. See you there!2014-06-26 18:56:0338943754
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
Cableicous2,616Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-06-07 21:12:226512125
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
Cableicous2,611Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-06-01 00:30:41374015
Becky Collins10,282Mobile 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 ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Cableicous2,603Thanks for all teh cablezThis is the 11th circle of 99 people who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new cirlce of 99 begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-05-24 04:50:0499504
Cableicous2,601Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-05-17 22:42:46516021
andi steven0- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#indonesia #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circles2014-04-26 09:26:094786211
Ryan Johnson3,146British Circle but also a great Starter Circle to give your stream a boost#multiplyingcircle #circleshare #sharedcircles #circleoftheday 2014-04-22 07:24:3025311318
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio32,394#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-04 05:58:0540181111
Kain Wyatt2,242Check it out guys, circle share of the day.Remember, sharing is caring!+Awesome Circles  #circleshareoftheday   #circlesharing   #circleshareoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharepubliccircle   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-03-31 22:03:04500548
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
Wilco Wings16,365A powerful shared circle of active engagers!If you're in it, please reshare!This circle is based on mentions from this post: https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/ftBBQeqYS88 #sharedcircles  2014-03-12 16:03:182849974112
Kain Wyatt539Circle share of the day! Remember, sharing is caring... #circleshare   #circleshareoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek  2014-03-10 21:18:4850061014
Kain Wyatt539Hey everybody, here's the circle share of the day!Have you shared a circle today? #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleshared  2014-03-06 20:02:045006712
Charles Strebor15,530Let's InteractThis circle consists of 23 people that have recently circled me that I have circled back - or the other way around.In this group of 23, there is interest to be found: a few artists and photographers, a heap of nerds and myriad lovers of science and science fiction but, generally, just lots of #GoodPeople.Investigate what you find here - you might find a few new people for your G+ experience.#letsinteract #circleshare  #GoodPeople  2014-03-04 10:12:282318013
Tourej Ansari10,655Looked for more interesting circles and this is a great start#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy#TBT#JuicyJ#Cklostopcutting#TeamUSA#LoveYourPetDay#Hangouts#Disneyland#NFLCombine#TMobile#publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #uk   #ireland   #england   #wales   #scotland  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #ukcircles   #british  #circle   #circles   #sharedcircle   #thursday   #thorsday   #googleplus   #gpluscircles   #googlecircles   #publiccircle   #awesome   #amazing   #people   #friends   #followers   2014-02-21 05:59:29311216
Andrew Coffman6,907I'm not a big circle sharing kind of person, but this short list of people contain the people that I always read what they post, even if they don't post every day, and I always try to engage every day on G+ or through other avenues.2014-02-16 21:17:4235003
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499411872
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498391557
Core Marketing627Last circle of 2013. We at Core Marketing wish you all the best in the upcoming '14. Have fun tonight :)Circle full of interesting people ;)1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle     #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare  2013-12-31 07:32:0450118925
Johnathan Yesson17,576Here's the last circle of 2013 that I'm going to share, if you have received a notification it means your included, please add then re-share this lets make this a special one as its the last one of the year! hope you have all had a great 1!#Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleday #shared #circleday#circleofcricket   #FollowMeNiall   #follow   #Circle2013-12-29 19:44:53501291336
Vladimir Samsonov23,928Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-09 13:27:00439453070
Andrey Mashnich103,517Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-30 16:02:04441573382
Vivi Amb541NEW CIRCLE !Selection off good people to follow on Google +Thanks to all :)Please include you in this Circle and it will grow !:1 - Add this contacts to a new Circle2 - +1 and Share the post !3 - Share the Circle included you#circles #circleshare #circleshared2013-11-26 22:23:1541213
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404
Sean Cowen43,829My Morning Circle: By Far, The Most Interesting and Unusual Circle I've Ever Created...In the beginning of October, I asked people to dig down deep and give me names of great people to add to a must-read morning circle. ( http://bit.ly/16ow9Cm ) This is the FIRST CIRCLE of those names. I have omitted a few names by my own prerogative and I've left off PAGE names as I'd like to create a separate circle for those. By and large, though, this list is the result of all the recommendations I received. There are more names to follow, as I'm still working down through the comments...What I Originally Asked of Anyone Leaving Comments and Recommendations...I'm looking for a SINGLE CIRCLE of pure awesomeness - a circle that gives me incredible content, insight, analysis, humor, a dose of the erudite, funny, sad, melancholy, happy - in short - I'm looking for one circle to throw into my stream that gets my days started off on the right foot.But I need your input. Who should I add to this circle?We all know the usual suspects (and some of those people will definitely be included if you recommend them), but I am seeking and searching for those little mentioned and possibly unknown to me people who will jump start my day.I'm not looking for popularity or anything specific - just let me know about the people you would include if you were creating this same circle. #circle   #coolcircle   #recommendedcircle   #circleoftheday  P.S. Added myself against my better judgement as I was chosen on this list as well. Now you know... :-)2013-10-20 15:53:26499612966
Daniel Mihai Popescu13,755Free rides, ladies and gentlemen, The Rachelle Dorley Coffee and Tea Lovers Circle! New members!Add it and share it :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  2013-09-04 19:27:401338813
Daniel Mihai Popescu13,535The Rachelle Dorley Circle, ladies and gentlemen :)Coffee lovers, tea lovers, and sometimes famous geeks.This is my second launch and probably the last one.It is the last chance to find all these people together, so add it as it is right now. In maximum two days it will change the structure :)2013-09-02 16:55:251277215
Daniel Mihai Popescu13,226+Rachelle Doorley's Morning Coffee Lovers and not only, but they're taking coffee seriously!This circle started from this amazingly witty post!https://plus.google.com/115253684246786075784/posts/W9FhL3ieFszNew people will be added after reading it and not only it. You'll see the clues.... :)Good luck! You are notified, you're in! (A different work, my Invincible are scarcely in...)2013-08-30 21:05:0112718716
Kai Saffron15,310THE SAFFRONSTEIN'S MONSTER CIRCLEIt's....ALIVE!!!http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt37qhzLMh1qbhnrvo1_500.pngI started noticing a lot of the same faces in some of the publicly shared circles this week, some people being in only one or two, and some people being in as many as four.  I then had an idea for a diabolical experiment of a new shared circle.I took four popular circles and threw them together to be a G+normous circle of over 1,500 of the most interesting and engaging users according to four different circle sharers.  For added spice and seasoning, I also threw in my smaller and cuddlier   #SaffronStarterCircle , which is my personal Top 109 Most Relevant users according to G+.  I then scrolled through this beast and removed almost all of the business pages (do they really think people are interested in the posted content- if ANY- of a page devoted to a car rental business?  REALLY?), as well as most self-proclaimed social media gurus, snake oil hucksters, follower-phishers, plus-and-reshare whores, scammers, spammers, and any other examples of general annoying uselessness.  I can't vouch for everyone who survived the cut, but there was that minimum level  of quality control at least. Since G+ lists people in circles by order of relevancy, I then took my affront to God and Nature and proceeded to amputate people from the bottom of the list (least relevant) moving upwards until I had reduced this monstrous circle to 499 people.  As a cherry on top of this abominable sundae, this means if you add this circle, I have left just enough room for you to click "add yourself to this circle" when you re-share it from your own circles (not from this post).You're welcome.Happy exploring your new Saffronstein's Monster Circle stream! #SharedCircles   #GhostTown   #PublicSharedCircles   #ItsALIVE     2013-08-12 00:38:11499531749

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2014-10-29 00:07:46 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I think this is worth a separate post
(because it's about abortions, and the original post wasn't.)

In a comment on this post http://bit.ly/1wzZjNs +David Guild said something which I've heard people say before, and I want to try and briefly unpack why I disagree.

This is what he said:

The thing that always infuriates me about the pro-life/pro-choice "debate" is that both sides actually agree on the most important thing: that in an ideal world, women wouldn't get abortions. But instead of working together to make sure that abortions are unnecessary, one side is focused on making sure they can't happen no matter what, and the other side is wasting resources fighting the first side instead of actually reducing the need for abortions.

So, what is it that I disagree with?

Yes, I think we all (or most of us) agree... more »

Most reshares: 1

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2014-10-30 18:04:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Please share this picture to raise awareness of the plight of cats trapped in a folk music environment.

h/t: +The Poke 

Most plusones: 27

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2014-10-31 01:04:29 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

it's the little things :)

#purple   #thankful  

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2014-10-31 02:16:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Is meirav going to go to sleep?

Is meirav going to go to sleep?___

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2014-10-31 01:04:29 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

it's the little things :)

#purple   #thankful  

it's the little things :)

#purple   #thankful  ___

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2014-10-30 18:04:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

indeed. this is such an important issue. think of those poor innocent felines...

:P

Please share this picture to raise awareness of the plight of cats trapped in a folk music environment.

h/t: +The Poke ___indeed. this is such an important issue. think of those poor innocent felines...

:P

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2014-10-30 17:46:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Vogons disguised as bicycles. Whatever next...

#yellowonthursday  

Yellow

Does it count as #yellowonthursday if I've been saving it since Friday?

+Heidi Bouman +Asynchronous Diagonals___Vogons disguised as bicycles. Whatever next...

#yellowonthursday  

2014-10-30 16:03:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

tax return done and posted. yay.

had one query. spent half an hour on the phone last night queuing up to speak to someone till they closed; spent half an hour on the phone today queuing up to speak to someone for her to then tell me she couldn't answer my question and here's another number to ring; then had the teeth-pulling joy of trying to get the person on that other number to understand what my question was.

on the bright side:
1. the answer in the end was that yes, I can file the form that I had, so I could beat the paper filing deadline (which is tomorrow).
2. there was sunshine outside! and so warm that I was out in short sleeves and sans socks! at the end of October! in England! yay! (ok, short sleeves but with a waistcoaty thing, obvs. it is still England. but still.)
3. got a purple pen! went into a shop to get my tax return photocopied (yes, children,... more »

tax return done and posted. yay.

had one query. spent half an hour on the phone last night queuing up to speak to someone till they closed; spent half an hour on the phone today queuing up to speak to someone for her to then tell me she couldn't answer my question and here's another number to ring; then had the teeth-pulling joy of trying to get the person on that other number to understand what my question was.

on the bright side:
1. the answer in the end was that yes, I can file the form that I had, so I could beat the paper filing deadline (which is tomorrow).
2. there was sunshine outside! and so warm that I was out in short sleeves and sans socks! at the end of October! in England! yay! (ok, short sleeves but with a waistcoaty thing, obvs. it is still England. but still.)
3. got a purple pen! went into a shop to get my tax return photocopied (yes, children, this is something people do when they don't have scanners and stuff) and they had these pretty pens! yay!

now to rest a bit. all this adrenaline can't last forever.

Laters

#thankful  ___

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2014-10-30 11:48:49 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

It's Thursday, folks. The Vogons have arrived. Get your towels.

#yellowonthursday  

It's Thursday, folks. The Vogons have arrived. Get your towels.

#yellowonthursday  ___

2014-10-30 03:08:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

hey, meirav, have you seen what the time is?

oh, oops...

#goodnightgoogleplus  

hey, meirav, have you seen what the time is?

oh, oops...

#goodnightgoogleplus  ___

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2014-10-30 02:44:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

take one webcam, add a bit of picmonkeying.... ok, more than a bit really... but it was fun.

#selfie   #alternateuniverse  

take one webcam, add a bit of picmonkeying.... ok, more than a bit really... but it was fun.

#selfie   #alternateuniverse  ___

2014-10-30 02:11:01 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

what do you do when a person you know on the plus is behaving in a way that you feel is spammy?

(and you're pretty sure they don't realise, and they're a generally nice person, and you don't want to hurt their feelings so you can't just say "wow, that was such a spammy comment there it made me nauseous", which would be the unvarnished truth)

[not anyone in my circles]

#asktheaudience  

what do you do when a person you know on the plus is behaving in a way that you feel is spammy?

(and you're pretty sure they don't realise, and they're a generally nice person, and you don't want to hurt their feelings so you can't just say "wow, that was such a spammy comment there it made me nauseous", which would be the unvarnished truth)

[not anyone in my circles]

#asktheaudience  ___

2014-10-29 20:06:00 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

thank you, HMRC, such fun holding on on the phone for half an hour and then being told your office is closed now.

(HMRC is the UK tax office.)

back to trying to find the answer on their website...

#notahappybunny  

thank you, HMRC, such fun holding on on the phone for half an hour and then being told your office is closed now.

(HMRC is the UK tax office.)

back to trying to find the answer on their website...

#notahappybunny  ___

2014-10-29 18:48:55 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

c'mon, meirav, that tax return won't write itself, you know.

#okokImgoing  

(31 October is the deadline for paper ones in the UK. and some of us old fuddy duddies are into the paper thing...)

c'mon, meirav, that tax return won't write itself, you know.

#okokImgoing  

(31 October is the deadline for paper ones in the UK. and some of us old fuddy duddies are into the paper thing...)___

2014-10-29 17:59:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Don't forget, people. Thursday's coming. Time to share your pics of yellow things!

the hashtag, as any cool frood will tell you, is #yellowonthursday  

and don't forget your towel.

Don't forget, people. Thursday's coming. Time to share your pics of yellow things!

the hashtag, as any cool frood will tell you, is #yellowonthursday  

and don't forget your towel.___

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2014-10-29 17:25:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

here, have some randomness.

#meiravberalephotography  

here, have some randomness.

#meiravberalephotography  ___

2014-10-29 13:37:23 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

ohai plusverse. <waving tiredly>

how's things? got any cookies?

#happywednesday   #justwavinghello  

ohai plusverse. <waving tiredly>

how's things? got any cookies?

#happywednesday   #justwavinghello  ___

2014-10-29 03:27:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

penguin. cookies. you know the drill, guys.

#goodnightgoogleplus  

sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

penguin. cookies. you know the drill, guys.

#goodnightgoogleplus  ___

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2014-10-29 00:17:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

going offline for a while.

going offline for a while.___

2014-10-29 00:07:46 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I think this is worth a separate post
(because it's about abortions, and the original post wasn't.)

In a comment on this post http://bit.ly/1wzZjNs +David Guild said something which I've heard people say before, and I want to try and briefly unpack why I disagree.

This is what he said:

The thing that always infuriates me about the pro-life/pro-choice "debate" is that both sides actually agree on the most important thing: that in an ideal world, women wouldn't get abortions. But instead of working together to make sure that abortions are unnecessary, one side is focused on making sure they can't happen no matter what, and the other side is wasting resources fighting the first side instead of actually reducing the need for abortions.

So, what is it that I disagree with?

Yes, I think we all (or most of us) agree... more »

I think this is worth a separate post
(because it's about abortions, and the original post wasn't.)

In a comment on this post http://bit.ly/1wzZjNs +David Guild said something which I've heard people say before, and I want to try and briefly unpack why I disagree.

This is what he said:

The thing that always infuriates me about the pro-life/pro-choice "debate" is that both sides actually agree on the most important thing: that in an ideal world, women wouldn't get abortions. But instead of working together to make sure that abortions are unnecessary, one side is focused on making sure they can't happen no matter what, and the other side is wasting resources fighting the first side instead of actually reducing the need for abortions.

So, what is it that I disagree with?

Yes, I think we all (or most of us) agree that in an ideal world, abortions wouldn't happen. But the next bit seems to imply that abortions happen simply because they are necessary.

In the rare cases when an abortion is actually necessary for saving the mother's life, I don't think there are many people on this earth who would say no, don't do it. But these cases are extremely rare.

In most cases it happens because the mother perceives it as necessary - and those of us who believe that the baby in her womb is a live human being with a right to life disagree with that perception.

Different people have different ideas of when it might be necessary. A big factor in how they arrive at those different ideas is: what do they think abortion actually is? If you believe it's the killing of a baby, then naturally you will require much more compelling reasons than if you believe it's just the removal of some cells, some unwanted tissue, some stuff that you don't regard as a human being.

If you believe that once conception has happened the result is a baby in a mother's womb, then abortion is not going to be something you can regard as necessary except when it's for the sake of saving the mother's life. Because killing a human being isn't something you'd regard as necessary for the sake of, for example, someone else being able to carry on with their education or their career or their plans for life in general, or even - thinking back to my own reasoning when I did it - for that human being's own good. (because I thought I wasn't in a position to give the child a decent start in life. so I had it killed. the fact that this seemed like the sensible thing at the time only shows me how misguided I was, and how wrong were the messages I was getting from people around me.)

oh, did I say I was going to be brief? this is how it gets once I get onto this subject. it is something I feel very strongly about. I've been there, I've done that, I got the grief and guilt and self-destructive behaviour to show for it - thankfully I also eventually got the helpful counselling I needed and the forgiveness from God so I can look myself in the mirror and live despite what I did.

and if any of you are reading this and you've been there - please know that forgiveness and healing is available to you too, through Jesus.

and no, killing my baby was not necessary. I could have given birth and had the child adopted - there are so many couples who would love to have a baby and can't! I wouldn't have died if I'd carried the baby to term. 

if you think abortions are a necessary evil then sure, it would make sense for you to try and change the world so that they won't be necessary.

but some of us don't believe that killing a baby in the womb can ever be necessary except for the very very rare situation of having to do it to save the mother's life.

sorry, I know this is likely to be really hurtful to many people, including people I love dearly. but once in a while I feel I must speak out. those babies can't speak, they're never going to get the chance.

written in tears. for those babies, and for their mothers, and for the world we're living in.___

2014-10-28 20:44:25 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

testing

Mary had a little lamb, with peas and mashed potatoes.

John went for chicken. Jane, as usual, had the vegetarian option.

After the meal they went for a walk along the stream. It was a lovely sunny afternoon, which made a nice change after all the rain.



the end.

#testing

testing

Mary had a little lamb, with peas and mashed potatoes.

John went for chicken. Jane, as usual, had the vegetarian option.

After the meal they went for a walk along the stream. It was a lovely sunny afternoon, which made a nice change after all the rain.



the end.

#testing___

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2014-10-28 20:02:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

still enjoying this one from yesterday afternoon. that glorious sunlight was just painting everything beautiful.

#meiravberalephotography

still enjoying this one from yesterday afternoon. that glorious sunlight was just painting everything beautiful.

#meiravberalephotography___

2014-10-28 19:35:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

so, good things that have happened today, in no particular order:

*sunshine
*not just sunshine, but warm sunshine! so warm that I didn't put socks on until the evening! yay!
*got the supermarket shopping done
*had a really nice and helpful cashier, who doesn't let everything hurtle at you down the conveyor belt like a herd of wilderbeest
*got that post written at last
*got such lovely and helpful responses
*happy ending to a situation I was concerned about (long story)
*I think I have a new handbag
*oh, and I got to the supermarket and back in daylight
nice encouraging email from a friend
that's ten, if my fuzzy brain is counting correctly. fuzzy brain is fuzzy from the post-supermarket not-quite-nap. still, ten nice things and the night is still young. still to come: noms. and maybe some plus time. yay.

... more »

so, good things that have happened today, in no particular order:

*sunshine
*not just sunshine, but warm sunshine! so warm that I didn't put socks on until the evening! yay!
*got the supermarket shopping done
*had a really nice and helpful cashier, who doesn't let everything hurtle at you down the conveyor belt like a herd of wilderbeest
*got that post written at last
*got such lovely and helpful responses
*happy ending to a situation I was concerned about (long story)
*I think I have a new handbag
*oh, and I got to the supermarket and back in daylight
nice encouraging email from a friend
that's ten, if my fuzzy brain is counting correctly. fuzzy brain is fuzzy from the post-supermarket not-quite-nap. still, ten nice things and the night is still young. still to come: noms. and maybe some plus time. yay.

#happytuesday   #thankful  ___

2014-10-28 14:23:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

totally haven't caught up with notifications and stuff yet, been busy writing that long post and now need to get my skates on - it's that time of year, early sunset means having to head for the supermarket a lot earlier if I want to get back before dark. (which I do.)

catch up with you guys later. help yourselves to cookies.

#laters  

totally haven't caught up with notifications and stuff yet, been busy writing that long post and now need to get my skates on - it's that time of year, early sunset means having to head for the supermarket a lot earlier if I want to get back before dark. (which I do.)

catch up with you guys later. help yourselves to cookies.

#laters  ___

2014-10-28 14:08:30 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

thoughts about vulnerability

this is a rambling, a thinking-aloud post. bear with me.

I've been thinking once again about what happens here sometimes, when I share something personal and get comments that upset me and how complicated it gets sometimes, trying to figure out how to deal with those comments. And how complicated it gets sometimes when I try to explain why a particular comment was hurtful to me.

(If you're thinking of saying "you shouldn't care" then please don't. Thanks. What I do or don't care about is my own business. Your mileage may vary, and that's fine by me, as long as you don't try to force your mileage onto me. Thanks.)

That parenthetical bit was actually a good example of how complicated it can get... and that was even without the huge emotional stuff that's there when I post about certain... more »

thoughts about vulnerability

this is a rambling, a thinking-aloud post. bear with me.

I've been thinking once again about what happens here sometimes, when I share something personal and get comments that upset me and how complicated it gets sometimes, trying to figure out how to deal with those comments. And how complicated it gets sometimes when I try to explain why a particular comment was hurtful to me.

(If you're thinking of saying "you shouldn't care" then please don't. Thanks. What I do or don't care about is my own business. Your mileage may vary, and that's fine by me, as long as you don't try to force your mileage onto me. Thanks.)

That parenthetical bit was actually a good example of how complicated it can get... and that was even without the huge emotional stuff that's there when I post about certain things. Like when I talk about my relationship with food, for instance - it's such a delicate issue, saying anything at all about it out loud costs me a lot and to then try to respond calmly to someone who has barged in and insensitively trampled all over my feelings, to try and explain to such a person why their insensitivity is hurtful to me - I just honestly don't know how to do that. Haven't figured that one out yet. (I've seen a friend with an eating disorder address it really well, but I don't have an eating disorder so can't just borrow her phrasing.) (seriously, I could really do with some phrasing that I could keep for copy&pasting as and when, to add at the bottom of posts where I talk about my issues with eating - some kind of "please don't say xyz in the comments" - a bit like I've got into the habit of adding a "no advice please" clause at the end of some posts because people caused me so much pain when I was struggling badly with sleep issues and/or with depression, I can't even.)

so because I haven't come up with a way of verbalising my boundaries clearly when I post about my issues with food, I've sometimes resorted to disabling comments because I couldn't cope with being hurt again and again - and, you know, I find it much harder dealing with hurtful comments when they're from people who don't realise they're being hurtful. If someone is deliberately hurting me then somehow that's more straightforward. It's those who step very very hard on your toe without realising, and when you say "owwww, that hurt" they laugh because they don't get how badly it hurt - that's the hardest, because you know they're going to keep doing the same thing again and again, because they don't get it.

I don't like disabling comments, because (a) that means I lose the opportunity to hear helpful and supportive comments, and (b) it means other people who might benefit from talking about it lose out. Of course they do have the option of writing to me privately, but it's not the same as speaking about it aloud in public - which can be really freeing and, to some extent, even healing, which is part of why I do it in the first place. I do it because it's freeing and healing for me, and I do it because I want others with similar struggles to know that they're not alone. But I'd like to find a way of making it more safe, both for me and for fellow strugglers who would like to comment - I'd love to find a way of stating clearly what is or isn't ok for comments on such posts. (which is why I'm discreetly pinging one particular friend who I think might have helpful ideas) (but if anyone else reading this understands what I'm talking about and has ideas, please do say.)

ok, I said this was going to be rambly, right? because there are other tangents. like the thought I had earlier, that went something like this: I'm fine with making myself vulnerable as long as people don't hurt me.

yes, I really had that thought. yes, I realised immediately what a nonsense that is. making myself vulnerable means taking the risk that people may hurt me - that's what vulnerability means, that I might get hurt. so I need to work on how I deal with that, how I handle it when people hurt me. (short answer: turn to God for help. obvs.) I also need wisdom in knowing where to draw the lines - when, and to what degree, to leave myself exposed to hurt. (some questions to weigh up: is it constructive? would it help other people? is it important? how important is my voice - if there are lots of people saying this then maybe I don't need to weigh in)

more tangents? I'm sure there were some... oh yes, there's this which I need to say loud and clear: if someone says something that I find hurtful, that doesn't automatically mean they shouldn't have said it. it doesn't automatically mean that people shouldn't say that stuff. (sometimes it does mean that. but not always.)

what do I mean by that? sometimes I see people rant about certain types of behaviour online and I see them move from "I hate it when people do X" to "people shouldn't do X! it's wrong, it's evil!" and I think whoa... NO. you can't legislate about other people's behaviour in that way.

there can be some behaviours that I really hate/find really hurtful because of my own personality, or because of my own life experiences, or because of some cultural issues, or whatever. I can politely ask my own guests to refrain from that, but I can't say it's wrong to do that. (and asking my guests politely to refrain doesn't mean I can expect each and every person who ever visits my posts to know about my preferences or to remember them. not even if I put it on my About page - that place that most people don't visit and even if they do, they do it as a one-off, not regularly reminding themselves of what it says there.)

something that's helpful not just in online interactions but in life in general is to know the difference between saying "I'd really appreciate it if you refrained from doing X when talking to me, I find it really hurtful/it's triggery for me/etc" (i.e. owning your issues) and saying "you shouldn't do X, it's bad, it's wrong, it's evil, people shouldn't" (sorry, you have no right to lay down rules like that).

so, where have we been on this rambling? posting online, I make myself vulnerable. I need to keep working on how I handle the hurt that comes with that. Part of that is putting down protective boundaries - if I can put into words what I'd really like people to please not do on my posts, then (a) those who want to avoid hurting me can have more information to work with (b) if someone still oversteps the mark, I can easily point to that warning and say: this is why I'm deleting your comment/don't do that again or I'll block you/etc. But it's not always easy to phrase those things in a way that people will understand. (It's a lot harder to do that phrasing when you're feeling very emotionally vulnerable.)

</rambling>
#meiravberalemusings  #mygpluslife___

2014-10-28 01:32:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

meirav needs sleep. talk to the penguin, folks.

#goodnightgoogleplus  

meirav needs sleep. talk to the penguin, folks.

#goodnightgoogleplus  ___

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2014-10-28 00:38:05 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

resharing for the graphic, and for this:

"Every time I see a post about how hopelessly stupid They are, or how essentially corrupt Those Guys are, or how vile and irredeemable That Group is, I lose respect for the poster. I dismiss them a little more. I don't always unfollow them, but they get dismissed a little more quickly and more often.

"I am not saying that "if we all just sit down and listen to each other we can work out all our differences." We can't. There are any number of irreconcilable differences people have. What I am saying is that if you can't interact with people who do disagree with you without resorting to mockery, don't bother. Dismissing and dehumanizing those who disagree with you is a terrible habit that never leads anywhere good."

(disclaimer: as most of you know, I'm not in the OP's camp in terms of religion. so... more »

Most of you certainly know this, but just to reiterate; I am a pro-life libertarian Catholic. What that means is, I strongly believe most of the people I interact with on a regular basis are 1) in favour of killing 40 million children a year, 2) using the aggressive, violent power of the state to prevent people from living their lives in myriad harmless but unpopular ways as well as taking their property by force to expend it on violent repression and destruction across the country and around the world, or 3) indifferent to or actively hostile to the efforts of the God's Church to bring salvation to the immortal souls of billions of people, risking a literal eternity of suffering for both themselves and others. Many people fall into all three groups.

These are strongly held opinions about extremely important issues with tremendous consequences. However, you will also notice that my feed is not filled with angry "rants" or "takedowns" of people who disagree with me on these issues. This is not simply a PR tactic to keep people from tuning me out; I genuinely don't often get mad at people for disagreeing with me, even when those disagreement are on topics like "Is killing 40 million babies this year a problem?". I do share a lot of articles that support my views, and point out examples of what I consider to be bad consequences of my opponents views, but what I try not to do is mock them. I actively try to avoid echoing the mockery and derision that so frequently pours out at Team Them. I don't always succeed, but I do try.

Every time I see a post about how hopelessly stupid They are, or how essentially corrupt Those Guys are, or how vile and irredeemable That Group is, I lose respect for the poster. I dismiss them a little more. I don't always unfollow them, but they get dismissed a little more quickly and more often.

I am not saying that "if we all just sit down and listen to each other we can work out all our differences." We can't. There are any number of irreconcilable differences people have. What I am saying is that if you can't interact with people who do disagree with you without resorting to mockery, don't bother. Dismissing and dehumanizing those who disagree with you is a terrible habit that never leads anywhere good.___resharing for the graphic, and for this:

"Every time I see a post about how hopelessly stupid They are, or how essentially corrupt Those Guys are, or how vile and irredeemable That Group is, I lose respect for the poster. I dismiss them a little more. I don't always unfollow them, but they get dismissed a little more quickly and more often.

"I am not saying that "if we all just sit down and listen to each other we can work out all our differences." We can't. There are any number of irreconcilable differences people have. What I am saying is that if you can't interact with people who do disagree with you without resorting to mockery, don't bother. Dismissing and dehumanizing those who disagree with you is a terrible habit that never leads anywhere good."

(disclaimer: as most of you know, I'm not in the OP's camp in terms of religion. so I'm in at least one of those groups. and he's in at least one of my equivalent groups. but I totally agree with him about the wrongness of mocking or dehumanizing those who disagree with us, and I have uncircled people who post that sort of stuff too often - even when it's on a subject on which we happen to agree.)

#peoplearepeople  

h/t +Jeff Stevens.

2014-10-27 19:39:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I never know what to say when people post stuff about how they're finding the atmosphere on the plus has changed, because, well, each person's experience of the plus is different - it depends who you have in your circles, so if you're finding your stream is full of stuff that you don't like then that's not the plus, that's the people in your circles who are behaving differently.

if you find that they're behaving consistently in a way that bugs you, then I suggest you make use of the uncircling feature, and maybe look for other people to circle instead.

G+, just like FB or Twitter or any social platform, is just a place where you can interact with people. Find the right people for you, and you'll enjoy it. There may be technical reasons why you enjoy a particular platform more, but they're all inhabited by human beings, individuals with... more »

I never know what to say when people post stuff about how they're finding the atmosphere on the plus has changed, because, well, each person's experience of the plus is different - it depends who you have in your circles, so if you're finding your stream is full of stuff that you don't like then that's not the plus, that's the people in your circles who are behaving differently.

if you find that they're behaving consistently in a way that bugs you, then I suggest you make use of the uncircling feature, and maybe look for other people to circle instead.

G+, just like FB or Twitter or any social platform, is just a place where you can interact with people. Find the right people for you, and you'll enjoy it. There may be technical reasons why you enjoy a particular platform more, but they're all inhabited by human beings, individuals with different tastes and personalities and opinions and posting styles.

There's no such thing as the atmosphere on G+, that's just a myth. There's the atmosphere amongst the people each of us individually interacts with on G+. If that's not working for you then it may be time for a cull and a search for new people to add.

</psa>

#gplus___

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2014-10-27 19:01:28 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

hey, plusverse, here's a fun project for you guys!

Could you help me with my homework?
I'm a graphic design student and need your help with my project!

I want to collect images from all over the world with the help of social media.

It's all very simple, all I need is a photo of a post it note with the name of your city/town/village on it - see the lovely examples below. Stick it on a wall, a tree, a car, your head.. Anything goes - as lang as I can read the text and see a bit of the surrounding.

That's it - and if you share this with your followers and help me get more photos from all over the world, I will be forever grateful and give everyone virtual hugs 🙌

You can send the photo to me using (private) share here on G+ or via Twitter or Instagram to @vanderduif.

Thank you, kind people of the world! 😙___hey, plusverse, here's a fun project for you guys!

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2014-10-27 18:35:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

some randomness from this afternoon.

enjoy.

#meiravberalephotography   #randomphotography  

some randomness from this afternoon.

enjoy.

#meiravberalephotography   #randomphotography  ___

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2014-10-27 17:03:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

major gigglesquee alert :D

#penguins  

Here's something adorable... +Meirav M. you might wanna show Q :p___major gigglesquee alert :D

#penguins  

2014-10-27 16:59:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

d'oh

why is my laptop behaving as though it's running on battery when I know I've plugged it in...

switching the electricity socket on would have helped :)

#needmoarcoffee  

d'oh

why is my laptop behaving as though it's running on battery when I know I've plugged it in...

switching the electricity socket on would have helped :)

#needmoarcoffee  ___

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2014-10-27 15:25:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

yay.

went outside. glorious sunshine. also my favourite kind of shopping: going into a small shop, with a limited supply of diaries, so it was really easy to choose :)

(they had them in different colours. the purple was a very muted shade and not interesting at all.)

come on, 2015, I'm ready :)

#pink   #thingsthatcheermeup   #yay  

yay.

went outside. glorious sunshine. also my favourite kind of shopping: going into a small shop, with a limited supply of diaries, so it was really easy to choose :)

(they had them in different colours. the purple was a very muted shade and not interesting at all.)

come on, 2015, I'm ready :)

#pink   #thingsthatcheermeup   #yay  ___

2014-10-27 14:30:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

yay, clever Chrome is clever!

I had an article open in a tab and finally got round to reading it after it had been sitting there for ages. When I finished reading it I thought: I wonder where I got this from... I totally couldn't remember.

Thinking that maybe I'd come to that website for something else, but not really sure if this would work, I clicked on the back arrow. And yes, Chrome remembered the history for that particular tab!

I'm most impressed.

(this is stuff I hadn't tried before because in recent years I hadn't dared to leave lots of tabs open, as the old laptop was getting older and creakier and didn't like it. one of the cool things about life with Arthur the snazzy new laptop is that I can leave tabs open for later and Arthur takes it in his stride.)

#Chrome

yay, clever Chrome is clever!

I had an article open in a tab and finally got round to reading it after it had been sitting there for ages. When I finished reading it I thought: I wonder where I got this from... I totally couldn't remember.

Thinking that maybe I'd come to that website for something else, but not really sure if this would work, I clicked on the back arrow. And yes, Chrome remembered the history for that particular tab!

I'm most impressed.

(this is stuff I hadn't tried before because in recent years I hadn't dared to leave lots of tabs open, as the old laptop was getting older and creakier and didn't like it. one of the cool things about life with Arthur the snazzy new laptop is that I can leave tabs open for later and Arthur takes it in his stride.)

#Chrome___

2014-10-27 14:16:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

grumble grumble. was this book even edited at all?

I'm reading a novel by a writer I normally really enjoy, but this time it just feels like an editor's pen never hovered over the manuscript. I made a note of two things that bugged me the other night - but these are just two of very very many...

1. this sentence: [bearing in mind we are at Lake Como soon after WWII ended]

"Gerald and Josephine Montford had been coming to the lake since well before the war - and to Hotel Margherita four years ago when it first opened - and were, as they liked to say, very much a part of the furniture..."

Did you notice it? they had been coming to the lake since well before the war - that bit is right. but then we're missing a "since" in the next bit. it would be fine to say: they started coming to that hotel four years ago when it first... more »

grumble grumble. was this book even edited at all?

I'm reading a novel by a writer I normally really enjoy, but this time it just feels like an editor's pen never hovered over the manuscript. I made a note of two things that bugged me the other night - but these are just two of very very many...

1. this sentence: [bearing in mind we are at Lake Como soon after WWII ended]

"Gerald and Josephine Montford had been coming to the lake since well before the war - and to Hotel Margherita four years ago when it first opened - and were, as they liked to say, very much a part of the furniture..."

Did you notice it? they had been coming to the lake since well before the war - that bit is right. but then we're missing a "since" in the next bit. it would be fine to say: they started coming to that hotel four years ago when it first opened. but that's not what's happening here - the sentence began with saying they had been coming to the lake since a certain time, so the next bit should follow in the same way. It should read:

G&J M had been coming to the lake since well before the war - and to Hotel M. since it first opened four years ago.

hrmph.

2. info dumps. so so so boring. it feels like the way my mum used to talk at me and bore me to tears. far too much detail just chucked all over you all at once. here's just one short sample. I highly recommend having a strong coffee to hand so that you won't totally fall asleep: [Esme is the main character in this chapter. It's supposed to be in her point of view.]

"Marco had explained to Esme and her father that his aunt had been widowed during the war, just months before Italy joined the Allies against Germany. The strain of trying to keep the family business afloat in such dire times was too much for Alessio Bassani and he suffered a heart attack. He was just recovering from this when a fire ravaged the factory down at Como and all was lost. He died a month later.

"For several centuries the Bassani family had been at the forefront of silk manufacturing in Como. Alessio Bassani and his brother, Romano - Marco's father - had taken over the business from their own father, but then when he was eight years old Marco's parents had died in a car crash, leaving him to be brought up by his aunt and uncle, who had a son a couple of years older than him. Alessio Bassani continued alone with the business but without his brother at his side, who, it was rumoured, was the more astute of the two, things began to slip away from him. Then war broke out.

"It wasn't from Marco that Esme had learnt the more intimate details about the Bassani family, but from an English couple staying at the hotel....."

wow, I nearly fell asleep now just typing this stuff out.

writers: this is why you need a good editor. even if you've been writing novels for years, as this author has.

</grumble>

#writing   #books   #reading  ___

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2014-10-27 13:13:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

happy monday, folks.

golden leaves #2

enjoy the beauty, folks.

#treephotography   #autumncolours   #golden   #meiravberalephotography  ___happy monday, folks.

2014-10-27 01:59:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

ok, I'm going to try ungluing myself from the plus and maybe get to sleep a bit less late tonight.

talk to the penguin, folks. he has the cookies. (also, watch out for the tortoise. I'm not sure who let him in, but apparently we now have a resident tortoise who tells people to sit up straight and stuff.) (we used to have tortoises wandering into our garden when I was a kid. my sister decided to try and see if the same ones returned, so she started painting a number on the back of each tortoise. I don't remember us ever seeing one with a number come back.) (possibly they were too ashamed to be seen in public with that peculiar design. they may have just gone into hiding, never to be seen again.) (or maybe they got eaten by some creature that likes the taste of gouache.) (yes, my parenthesis habit has kicked in. that's what happens this time of night.) (the person writing this... more »

ok, I'm going to try ungluing myself from the plus and maybe get to sleep a bit less late tonight.

talk to the penguin, folks. he has the cookies. (also, watch out for the tortoise. I'm not sure who let him in, but apparently we now have a resident tortoise who tells people to sit up straight and stuff.) (we used to have tortoises wandering into our garden when I was a kid. my sister decided to try and see if the same ones returned, so she started painting a number on the back of each tortoise. I don't remember us ever seeing one with a number come back.) (possibly they were too ashamed to be seen in public with that peculiar design. they may have just gone into hiding, never to be seen again.) (or maybe they got eaten by some creature that likes the taste of gouache.) (yes, my parenthesis habit has kicked in. that's what happens this time of night.) (the person writing this nonsense has been sacked.) (See the løveli lakes etc.)

I think I'll just go now.

#goodnightgoogleplus  ___

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2014-10-27 01:47:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

so I've been working on this pic and trying different ways of editing it and I'd really love to hear your thoughts - is there one you prefer? could you try and articulate why? (you don't have to. "I like that one" is also valuable feedback.) (and you don't have to speak photoguese. It's not a language I'm all that fluent at anyway...)

P.S. if there is something obvious that you think could be done to improve it, I'm cool with hearing that too. (note I said hearing. I once had someone mistake my question for an invitation to download my image and edit it to show me. please don't do that.) (editing tools at my disposal right now: the G+ editing tools; PicMonkey. this may change one day, but not just yet.)

#meiravberalephotography   #photoediting  

so I've been working on this pic and trying different ways of editing it and I'd really love to hear your thoughts - is there one you prefer? could you try and articulate why? (you don't have to. "I like that one" is also valuable feedback.) (and you don't have to speak photoguese. It's not a language I'm all that fluent at anyway...)

P.S. if there is something obvious that you think could be done to improve it, I'm cool with hearing that too. (note I said hearing. I once had someone mistake my question for an invitation to download my image and edit it to show me. please don't do that.) (editing tools at my disposal right now: the G+ editing tools; PicMonkey. this may change one day, but not just yet.)

#meiravberalephotography   #photoediting  ___

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2014-10-27 00:57:13 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

tonight's alternate universe scene

you like?

#meiravspics   #digitalart   #editedphotos  

tonight's alternate universe scene

you like?

#meiravspics   #digitalart   #editedphotos  ___

2014-10-26 20:57:05 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I'm back. Did you miss me? Did the penguin behave, and did he pass the cookies round?

#justwavinghello  

I'm back. Did you miss me? Did the penguin behave, and did he pass the cookies round?

#justwavinghello  ___

2014-10-26 17:57:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I've had my coffee,
and had my coffee
and HAD my coffee and all,
I've talked to friends
on Google Plus
and can't think what rhymes with all
but my brain is way too foggy right now, considering that I need to get organised for going out to evening service. I blame the change of clocks. that's what everyone else will be blaming today, right? either that, or the penguin.
anyways, I expect the fresh air outside will wake me up enough for the short drive.
(oh, and it was an AA Milne poem. the thing I was kind of riffing off of to start with. I <3 AA Milne.)

#Laters  

I've had my coffee,
and had my coffee
and HAD my coffee and all,
I've talked to friends
on Google Plus
and can't think what rhymes with all
but my brain is way too foggy right now, considering that I need to get organised for going out to evening service. I blame the change of clocks. that's what everyone else will be blaming today, right? either that, or the penguin.
anyways, I expect the fresh air outside will wake me up enough for the short drive.
(oh, and it was an AA Milne poem. the thing I was kind of riffing off of to start with. I <3 AA Milne.)

#Laters  ___

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2014-10-26 16:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

golden leaves #3

#treephotography   #asynchronousdiagonals   #meiravberalephotography  

golden leaves #3

#treephotography   #asynchronousdiagonals   #meiravberalephotography  ___

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2014-10-26 16:38:15 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

golden leaves #2

enjoy the beauty, folks.

#treephotography   #autumncolours   #golden   #meiravberalephotography  

golden leaves #2

enjoy the beauty, folks.

#treephotography   #autumncolours   #golden   #meiravberalephotography  ___

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2014-10-26 15:57:50 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

ok, I LOLed.

but not sure about what accent would really work for this - am pretty sure the Brits normally pronounce his name the way Americans pronounce the word can't... do Americans pronounce them both the same?

h/t +Morio Murase.

Lol___ok, I LOLed.

but not sure about what accent would really work for this - am pretty sure the Brits normally pronounce his name the way Americans pronounce the word can't... do Americans pronounce them both the same?

h/t +Morio Murase.

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2014-10-26 15:38:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

too funny :D

Fnarr fnarr.___too funny :D

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2014-10-26 14:45:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

:-)

I think my favourite is "I can recall past events."

h/t +Jack McDonald Burnett.

I can drink poison.

once___:-)

I think my favourite is "I can recall past events."

h/t +Jack McDonald Burnett.

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2014-10-26 14:36:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

how awesome is this?

not just awesome, but it's in a town I know and love. yay Kfar Saba :)

h/t +Ariella Brown.

Grass cut horses

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/113191498

#KfarSaba  
#Israel  
#Horses  
#Roundabout  ___how awesome is this?

not just awesome, but it's in a town I know and love. yay Kfar Saba :)

h/t +Ariella Brown.

2014-10-26 12:59:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

that moment when...

you think you've said something a bit too blunt and maybe you should revise it or something, but the more you try to revise it the worse it sounds...

#maybeIshouldhavestayedinbed   #maybeIshouldletQuentinfieldcomments   #maybecookies  

that moment when...

you think you've said something a bit too blunt and maybe you should revise it or something, but the more you try to revise it the worse it sounds...

#maybeIshouldhavestayedinbed   #maybeIshouldletQuentinfieldcomments   #maybecookies  ___

2014-10-26 12:28:50 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Last night's D'oh moment

at some stage last night I went upstairs and as I was passing by the central heating timer, I thought I'd better change the clock before I forget. This was probably around 1am, and the clocks change at 2am. It was quite fiddly, I thought - pretty sure it was easier with the old one, but the new timer didn't seem to have a separate thing for hour/minutes so I had to click 60 times to change it by a whole hour.

later, when I was going to bed, I was again going past the timer thing and did a double take - it was totally showing the wrong time! did my husband get up and change it, not realising that I already had, I wondered - then it dawned on me. He had told me but I'd totally forgotten - the new timer adjusts itself automatically!

so there was me having to click 60 times all over again...

on the upside - woke up... more »

Last night's D'oh moment

at some stage last night I went upstairs and as I was passing by the central heating timer, I thought I'd better change the clock before I forget. This was probably around 1am, and the clocks change at 2am. It was quite fiddly, I thought - pretty sure it was easier with the old one, but the new timer didn't seem to have a separate thing for hour/minutes so I had to click 60 times to change it by a whole hour.

later, when I was going to bed, I was again going past the timer thing and did a double take - it was totally showing the wrong time! did my husband get up and change it, not realising that I already had, I wondered - then it dawned on me. He had told me but I'd totally forgotten - the new timer adjusts itself automatically!

so there was me having to click 60 times all over again...

on the upside - woke up this morning at a much better time! thank you God for that extra hour, a chance to shift my sleep pattern a little bit in the right direction! yay!

no, this isn't your cue to tell me how you sorted out your own sleep issues, nor about the thing your Aunt Jemima swears by. thanks anyway.

no, really. no. don't go there. ever. on any of my posts. just no.

#clocksgoneback   #doh  ___

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2014-10-26 11:51:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

from yesterday afternoon. the sunlight was just glorious.

#treephotography   #goldenleaves   #meiravberalephotography  

from yesterday afternoon. the sunlight was just glorious.

#treephotography   #goldenleaves   #meiravberalephotography  ___

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2014-10-26 01:56:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

and once again, it's good night from Yimsky the Unicorn, and good night from me.

#goodnightgoogleplus  and remember: no running around with scissors.

and once again, it's good night from Yimsky the Unicorn, and good night from me.

#goodnightgoogleplus  and remember: no running around with scissors.___

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2014-10-26 01:05:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"people seem quite willing to be jerks under their own identities."

Resharing this so I can keep it for next time someone ignorantly tries to tell me that forcing people to use their real names would be a good thing. The gem is here, starting from YZ talking about his experience of information-revelation policies  (e.g., name requirements) on social networks:

"While there was an expectation that people would behave better when their activity was tied to their own identity, as that identity is presumably a highly valuable and non-renewable resource to them, the evidence weighed against it: people seem quite willing to be jerks under their own identities.

In practice, the forced revelation of information makes individual privilege and power more important. When everyone has to play with their cards on the table, so to speak, then people who feel like they can bet... more »

A few days ago, +David Brin shared a post about GamerGate, in which he opined that this is a problem which would be solved by greater transparency: "It is only anonymity that lets bastards like this operate," he says, "Accountability is the light that sears most kinds of badguys, whether they operate in criminality or in high places."

I disagree with his analysis, and this disagreement is rooted in part in my experience of information-revelation policies on social networks. (e.g., name requirements) While there was an expectation that people would behave better when their activity was tied to their own identity, as that identity is presumably a highly valuable and non-renewable resource to them, the evidence weighed against it: people seem quite willing to be jerks under their own identities.

In practice, the forced revelation of information makes individual privilege and power more important. When everyone has to play with their cards on the table, so to speak, then people who feel like they can be themselves without consequence do so freely -- these generally being people with support groups of like-minded people, and who are neither economically nor physically vulnerable. People who are more vulnerable to consequences use concealment as a method of protection: it makes it possible to speak freely about controversial subjects, or even about any subjects, without fear of harassment.

(A classic experiment which you can easily replicate is to change your profile photo to that of a young woman for a few weeks. Change nothing else, even your name, and see what happens to your interaction pattern. I've seen quite a few people run this test and the results are, shall we say, quite visible)

GamerGate is one example after another of why transparency has asymmetric effects. The worst-case consequence for members of the mobs is fairly minimal: they won't face social ostracism by their friends (who after all, support them), they are highly unlikely to be placed in any physical danger (the police will protect them), and their jobs are not likely to be affected either -- and if they are, they can find others. Conversely, the threats against women in the field were physical and real, and (as you'll see if you ever experience the real ability of local and federal law enforcement to deal with harassment and threat cases, for manifold reasons) there is reason to believe that they do not have access to adequate police protection.

Essentially, transparency of this sort removes a tool which is normally used to equalize power gradients within a society. So while the notion of "sousveillance" (at the heart of Brin's vision of a transparent society, where everyone has surveillance powers over everyone else) as applied to the powerful is important, I would always apply two strong qualifiers to it:

(1) Power is not a single real number; some people are powerful on some axes but very vulnerable along others. (cf the recent leak of nude photos of celebrities)

(2) Transparency directed at the powerless increases power gradients, whereas transparency directed at the powerful decreases it. 

Which is to say, a misdirected transparency catalyzes further oppression, rather than relieves it. And I think that the example you give here falls precisely into that category: the perpetrators of GamerGate are relatively immune to consequences compared to its victims, and so transparency would heighten rather than relieve the problem.

(This post is adapted from a comment I made on that thread)___"people seem quite willing to be jerks under their own identities."

Resharing this so I can keep it for next time someone ignorantly tries to tell me that forcing people to use their real names would be a good thing. The gem is here, starting from YZ talking about his experience of information-revelation policies  (e.g., name requirements) on social networks:

"While there was an expectation that people would behave better when their activity was tied to their own identity, as that identity is presumably a highly valuable and non-renewable resource to them, the evidence weighed against it: people seem quite willing to be jerks under their own identities.

In practice, the forced revelation of information makes individual privilege and power more important. When everyone has to play with their cards on the table, so to speak, then people who feel like they can be themselves without consequence do so freely -- these generally being people with support groups of like-minded people, and who are neither economically nor physically vulnerable. People who are more vulnerable to consequences use concealment as a method of protection: it makes it possible to speak freely about controversial subjects, or even about any subjects, without fear of harassment."

#pseudonyms   #namespolicy   #socialmedia  

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2014-10-26 00:23:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

for a very very short time, the time difference between here and home is only an hour.

it used to be much longer - the change over from summer time in Israel used to be at a totally different date, different month even, but now it's aligned with Europe so the change is on the same date as here. But being two hours ahead of the UK, the time has already changed there but here there's still nearly an hour to go.

(yes, that's my laptop's clock. it can show up to three different time zones so I have it set for here, home, and one of the US time zones chosen at random. I know too many people in too many different time zones. it all gets so confusing.)

#thingsthatamuseme  

for a very very short time, the time difference between here and home is only an hour.

it used to be much longer - the change over from summer time in Israel used to be at a totally different date, different month even, but now it's aligned with Europe so the change is on the same date as here. But being two hours ahead of the UK, the time has already changed there but here there's still nearly an hour to go.

(yes, that's my laptop's clock. it can show up to three different time zones so I have it set for here, home, and one of the US time zones chosen at random. I know too many people in too many different time zones. it all gets so confusing.)

#thingsthatamuseme  ___

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