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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 5 events

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Reinventors Network788,971Talk about a fundamental Reinvention! The arrival of Artificial Intelligence could reinvent what it is to be human, to be employed. As we shift many kinds of work, even knowledge work, to machines, we might ultimately need to rethink economic distribution and the social compact among citizens. Join +Kevin Kelly , the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, as we focus this roundtable on this important initial question: What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? In other words, what will be AI’s first killer apps? This will be where regular people initally encounter AI. Let’s get a handle on this powerful enabling technology now.We have a great group of participants taking part in this discussion: +George Dyson , Non-fiction author and historian of technology+Doug Lenat , CEO of Cycorp+Krisztina Holly , Tech entrepreneur, engineer, innovator+Nova Spivack , CEO of Bottlenose+Wayne Radinsky , Resident Futurist at Boulder Future Salon+Amir Behbehani , Founder of Serial MetricsSee more at: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/reinvent-artificial-intelligence/Reinvent Artificial Intelligence with Kevin Kelly2014-04-30 20:00:00223 
Business Rockstars3,548 We are pleased to host +DR. MICHIO KAKU, Physicist/Futurist  in a discussion about the human brain and it's possibilities.We are taking your questionsSubmit your questions in the comments for a chance to have +Ken Rutkowski relate them to Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout! The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.         For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.  THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe.           Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.  With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force - an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.------------#physics   #michiokaku   #hangoutsonair   #businessrockstars   #thefuturSOON: "Add 120+ IQ Points & Time Travel!"2014-03-22 00:00:0063 
Yifat Cohen69,838Why does the ex-head of American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund think our future is in “producerism,” not consumerism? What does it even mean?!?This Hangout is public so feel free to share and invite your friends.Using frameworks +Steve Faktor developed such as the 4C’s of Innovation™ - Creativity, Capabilities, Culture, and Context - and the Creativity Cube™, Mr. Faktor deconstructs the current economic environment to reveal innovation opportunities and growth sectors – health and education in particular. Although his initial scenario suggests doom and gloom for the U.S. and other markets, the future he envisions is ripe with opportunity.SO - How do You Get Innovation Right?Well, if we're lucky (and we usually are), Steve will dive into his latest book Econovation and share with us a future we've taken for granted. It empowers readers to think big, dream big, and conquer economic conditions that will paralyze others. WE WILL TOUCH ON HOW TOCapitalize on a market that will go from making nothing to making everything . . . for China.Use psychological pricing and some crafty tricks from Google to reduce reliance on tapped-out consumers.Sell to consumers whose new identities will be based on what they create, not what they buy, click or super-size.Seduce a desperate government to finance your business, then feed you pancakes in the morning.Motivate tomorrow’s employees with social currency instead of the green, depreciating kind.Upgrade your business and your kids with a little help from Mormons and kindergartners with hacksaws.WHO IS STEVEN?Developing B2B startups at +ideafaktory  and corporate speaking about emerging producerism opportunities that I wrote about in my book +Econovation and Forbes column. -------------------#hangoutsonair   #americanexpress   #econovation   #interview   #entrepreneur   #entrepreneurship   How Global Trends Will Shape the Future of Innovation.2013-01-17 18:00:0046 
Yifat Cohen69,838Google+ changes the Truth about social media marketing.This is a public Hangout, feel free to share and inviteHave you noticed the date? Today the world is ending. And it's a wonderful, wonderful thing.Everything you know, or think you know, about online marketing, social media, engagement and where's the money is online - is no longer true.IN THIS HANGOUTS WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME TRULY CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS+Alex Mandossian is going to show you why you should pay attention to Google+ now, if you want to make money online. He'll show you why the money is no longer in the listHow the conversation have moved from one-to-many to many-to-manyHow you can broadcast your Hangouts simultaneously on hundreds of sitesAnd most of all - how to position yourself in front of this trend that is going to turn the social media world upside down.BUT WHO IS ALEX MANDOSSIAN TO BE CLAIMING THIS?His colleagues and students acknowledge him as the Warren Buffet of the Internet because of his unique ability to teach his students how to make BIG money with very little risk. Alex has generated $243 million in sales and profits for his small business students, clients and joint venture partners since 1993.  Many of the business strategies you'll learn today transformed his annual income in 2001 to be a monthly income in 2003; and eventually daily income by 2006.These marketing principles helped him grow his student data base from 200 people to 20,000 during his first 2 years in business ... and to over 200,000 during the following 3 years.He has engaged with best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, +Ken Blanchard  +Harvey Mackay and +Tim Ferriss (4-Hr Work Wk)Business leaders such as Donald Trump, Vic Conant of Nightingale Conant and Ivan Misner, CEO of Business Network International, and celebs such as Larry King and Mohammad Ali to name a few.As a family-centered entrepreneur who works from home, his goal is to become the world’s 1st "work-at-home" billionaire, not just in Net Worth, but by creating 1,000 other Internet millionaires …The money is no longer in the list, so where is it?2012-12-20 18:00:0059 
Yifat Cohen69,838How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it?When +Gideon Rosenblatt spoke at DreamForce he saw a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.ENGAGE OR DIE.In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with +Gideon Rosenblatt   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done. Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0063 

Gideon Rosenblatt has been shared in 539 public circles

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diana perez0circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +Thomas Hawk +Peter Gregg +Peter Trapasso +Ludovic Moreeuw +Kyle Newton 2014-10-18 21:37:05488001
Chris Cota30,883#haveagreatweekend  circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +2014-10-18 19:24:16491000
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303273140
George Clark7,103Circle 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!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods 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 ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463005
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187617
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
martin shervington601,579'Plus Your Business Academy' Founding Members Circle! Thank you to everyone who is involved as either a participant, mentor or partner. We have almost completed the first round of Trailblazers and are getting ready for the Pathfinder program to launch in September.So much going on and it would have come together without you all :DOnwards my friends!p.s. I've added myself and the PYB page into this circle too as I wanted to be part of this one.2014-08-22 11:40:0515844976
Amanda Franzen9,091Super Friends CircleIf you received this in your notifications, you are in the circle.  Just share it and add it if you like!My friends in this circle are active users with great personalities!2014-08-19 19:44:55496103
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Chris Cota28,806#RIPROBINWILLIAMS   tribute circle is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-08-13 14:14:0942081127
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
Chris Cota28,393The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-30 23:31:55420121022
Maria Morisot37,333Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-25 10:29:003008193128
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
Chris Cota28,192The Snowball Circle   #Tuesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-22 13:37:444204411
Chris Cota28,298The Snowball Circle   #Thursday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +S2014-07-17 13:25:37421131323
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN 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.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383957
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Chris Cota27,975The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-07-02 19:58:0750011521
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Chris Cota27,908The Snowball Circle   #Monday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-06-30 15:09:0841710510
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549119415
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304
JL's Circles11,195The Rabbit Herd (v.1)This is the first of the Rabbit Herd circle shares. It is a very eclectic collection of people and pages. There is no theme, other than the name, behind the people/ pages in this first circle.Why "Rabbit Herd"? My last name means "rabbit" in French and a "herd" is a group of rabbits.As this is the first Rabbit Herd circle share no one is required to do anything. However, it would be great if you:1) Add this page along with my main account (+Jeffrey Lapin ) to your circles.2) +1 this circle.3) Publicly share this circle.4) Leave a comment on this post especially if you have done one of the 3 items above.Please share the Rabbit Herd from this original post.=========================================================I do not wish to offend anyone here on G+, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a message and I will not include you in future circles. Being included in a circle share only affects you as you will receive notifications if people circle you. You are under no obligation to share the circle, add this circle to your own or circle anyone back that circles you.=========================================================#circleshare #sharingcircles #rabbitherd #rabbitherdcircleshare 2014-06-06 00:15:36442202521
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
John Kellden29,071Sitting In CircleThis is seventeen of the bestest brightest people on the planet. If you'd like to join and sit in this circle, just give me a shout in the comments below, and we'll make room for you as well.I'd like everyone who so wishes, to borrow this idea, and create your own Sitting In Circle - circles and Pay It Forward.It's been ages since I shared a circle. I'm sharing this, hoping it is received as warnly as the regard I hold the people included.2014-06-01 17:24:2918007
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
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
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
Domenico Mallimo19,175Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  my website http://www.slivermetal.org/2014-05-15 15:28:2049116817
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139
Chris Cota25,262The Snowball Circle #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 20 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.Trending #wednesday #googleglass   #humpday  Follow all steps below for it to work.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 23,000  #followers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle  #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare   #circleshared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #circlefriday   #snowballcircle   #thesnowballcircle   #growthinfollowers #followwednesday 2014-05-07 19:25:04407101219
Jack Raw378~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~E H I     G U Y S  I'm Jack Raw  *FOLLOW ME*Another NICE circle HERE!!What are you waiting for???A D D    I T     N O W!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Google#teamelitecircle#Hearingaids#Hearing#dontconfusethecircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#SocialMedia#PublicCircle#Share#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TeamElite#Engagers#HearingLoss2014-05-04 19:34:35396034
DRESS3,855If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share this post3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you have done the 3 steps above#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-04 03:34:21397328
Chris Cota25,150The Snowball Circle #Saturday is in Effect. We have over 20 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.Trending #weekend #googleglass  Follow all steps below for it to work.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 23,000  #followers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle  #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare   #circleshared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #circlefriday   #snowballcircle   #thesnowballcircle   #growthinfollowers #followwednesday 2014-05-03 14:00:004064717
Teun Blijlevens2,045Time for an updated share of this circle: Active people. Since more than a year or so I have added to this circle all people who:- have plussed, commented on or reshared one or more of my posts;- posted something I have plussed, commented on or reshared.If you like any of my posts, chances are you like posts of people in this circle. Enjoy your enriched stream ;)I'll keep on updating this circle and reshare it every now and then. If you received an email notification of this post, it means you are included in this circle.2014-05-01 12:45:0324820534
Ben Forstie54This is the best Circle of Engagers I have come across yet! If you want to increase your visibility, gain likes and shares, you need to add this circle! To get added to this circle in the future, simply +1 and Reshare!Enjoy!Ths circle consists of #seoexperts   #internetmarketing  and #awesomepeople  2014-04-30 20:52:39455617
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Lư Thăng15,488Chia sẻ vòng kết nối chất lượng cho mọi người <3 #sharedcircles  2014-04-23 16:24:5447717223
John Nuntiatio33,831#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484348
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
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,200#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news  #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-04-10 10:46:044893106
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432622658
Karen Hoyt15,773An awesome Google+ circle to add from +Trever McGhee . He's on a mission to make this world a brighter place. This circle is one to add!2014-03-22 04:45:544989527

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2014-10-12 22:54:15 (64 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Facebook's experimenting again. This time, it's with disappearing post. I'm still scratching my head over why. Clearly, I'm the wrong audience for this. 

HT +martin shervington 

#facebook  

Most reshares: 26

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2014-10-22 17:51:48 (20 comments, 26 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 


PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes math easy and simple by educating users how to solve math problems. Available early 2015 www.gamengadgets.com/category/gadgets/

Most plusones: 64

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2014-10-22 17:51:48 (20 comments, 26 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 


PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes math easy and simple by educating users how to solve math problems. Available early 2015 www.gamengadgets.com/category/gadgets/

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2014-10-23 16:02:09 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

World Changers, 

Please only answer this if you feel that, in your own way, you are trying to change the world. If so, who are you, Morpheus or Neo

(For this exercise, ignore gender or other demographic differences between you and these two characters, and focus instead on they represent to you from the movie). 

If you feel so inclined, you can explain your choice in a comment. 

#seriousfun  

World Changers, 

Please only answer this if you feel that, in your own way, you are trying to change the world. If so, who are you, Morpheus or Neo

(For this exercise, ignore gender or other demographic differences between you and these two characters, and focus instead on they represent to you from the movie). 

If you feel so inclined, you can explain your choice in a comment. 

#seriousfun  ___

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2014-10-22 18:12:26 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Consolidated Stream of Communities Posts

Here's what I want on Google+, +Dave Besbris and +Yonatan Zunger: a way to consolidate all my community feeds into one stream, available from the Home screen, just like my circles. 

Please. :-)

Consolidated Stream of Communities Posts

Here's what I want on Google+, +Dave Besbris and +Yonatan Zunger: a way to consolidate all my community feeds into one stream, available from the Home screen, just like my circles. 

Please. :-)___

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2014-10-22 17:51:48 (20 comments, 26 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Pretty amazing. It does raise some hard questions about where to draw the line with students and learning.

HT +Daniel Estrada  


PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes math easy and simple by educating users how to solve math problems. Available early 2015 www.gamengadgets.com/category/gadgets/___Pretty amazing. It does raise some hard questions about where to draw the line with students and learning.

HT +Daniel Estrada  

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2014-10-21 19:57:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is a really nice piece by +Maddie Grant on reconnecting with what matters most in work. Well-worth the read. 

This is a really nice piece by +Maddie Grant on reconnecting with what matters most in work. Well-worth the read. ___

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2014-10-21 03:16:23 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I'm re-sharing +Mark Traphagen's share of this post on Amazon and Google, since I sent the original out on a Sunday. 

This will take you 9 minutes to get through, but if you care about the future of shopping and retail, or are just plain curious about why these two giants are headed for collision, it's worth a read. 

Thanks for sharing this one, +Mark Traphagen. 


#amazon   #google   #retail  

Google’s Biggest Competitor… is Amazon — Medium

And author +Gideon Rosenblatt isn't just making that up. He actually has that as a quote from none other than Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

This is a fascinating investigation of the strengths and weaknesses of the two biggest online shopping rivals. Gideon says that Amazon is way ahead in many ways, but don't count Google out.

#plusonly___I'm re-sharing +Mark Traphagen's share of this post on Amazon and Google, since I sent the original out on a Sunday. 

This will take you 9 minutes to get through, but if you care about the future of shopping and retail, or are just plain curious about why these two giants are headed for collision, it's worth a read. 

Thanks for sharing this one, +Mark Traphagen. 


#amazon   #google   #retail  

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2014-10-21 00:22:01 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

What Would a "Regenerative" 21st Century Publishing House Look Like?

We live in a world where writers are often no longer compensated for their work. The same is true for readers/viewers, who in this crazy world of new media, add considerable value to the modern publishing process.

So today, in response to a Medium post from +Ferdinand Zebua, I drafted some quick musings about what a next generation, 21st century publishing house might look like. It's based on a hybrid between Medium and reddit - and goes out of its way to give a piece of the upside to its author and reader stakeholders. 

This is short - just 2 minutes to read - but I'm trying to frame the outlines of something that I think is important.

#Medium   #reddit   #publishing  

What Would a "Regenerative" 21st Century Publishing House Look Like?

We live in a world where writers are often no longer compensated for their work. The same is true for readers/viewers, who in this crazy world of new media, add considerable value to the modern publishing process.

So today, in response to a Medium post from +Ferdinand Zebua, I drafted some quick musings about what a next generation, 21st century publishing house might look like. It's based on a hybrid between Medium and reddit - and goes out of its way to give a piece of the upside to its author and reader stakeholders. 

This is short - just 2 minutes to read - but I'm trying to frame the outlines of something that I think is important.

#Medium   #reddit   #publishing  ___

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2014-10-20 23:26:48 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

If you care about creativity, and in particular about group creativity, this is a really good read, from....wait for it....yes, Isaac Asimov. 

This is a previously unpublished note from him. I love that before we had brainstorming, we had "cerebration sessions."  It's clear that Asimov had some real, hands-on experience on questions of creativity and group facilitation of creativity. 

Thanks for sharing this, +George Station 

#creativity   #brainstorming  

Several intersecting Circles here in this "new" essay from Isaac Asimov published at +MIT Technology Review. The following pullquote may become my new e-mail sig line:

It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable.

But this one is all right too:

Obviously, then, what is needed is not only people with a good background in a particular field, but also people capable of making a connection between item 1 and item 2 which might not ordinarily seem connected.

#creativity   #isaacasimov  

Cc +John Kellden +Gideon Rosenblatt +David Amerland ___If you care about creativity, and in particular about group creativity, this is a really good read, from....wait for it....yes, Isaac Asimov. 

This is a previously unpublished note from him. I love that before we had brainstorming, we had "cerebration sessions."  It's clear that Asimov had some real, hands-on experience on questions of creativity and group facilitation of creativity. 

Thanks for sharing this, +George Station 

#creativity   #brainstorming  

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2014-10-20 15:19:40 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is a sweet story. Even as we can get cynical about the impact of technology on our humanity, sometimes there are little vignettes like this that show you the positive aspects. 

Thanks to +Annabelle Howard for sharing it, and to +SEOWiSE for flagging it to my attention. 

My end user agreement does not include marriage.
We all need a loyal and compassionate friend.

What a sweet story.

#autism   #siri  ___This is a sweet story. Even as we can get cynical about the impact of technology on our humanity, sometimes there are little vignettes like this that show you the positive aspects. 

Thanks to +Annabelle Howard for sharing it, and to +SEOWiSE for flagging it to my attention. 

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2014-10-19 16:03:01 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I smell rebellion in the wind, There are really two things being said here in +Copyblogger's decision to pull itself from Facebook. One is the very logical "our audience doesn't want to connect with us on Facebook, but instead, on other places." The second is, what I sense may be a growing feeling among marketers that Facebook is pushing things too far with the whole "pay to display" boosting thing.

If they're not careful, they could have a real rebellion on their hands. 

Thanks for flagging this, +Jaana Nyström. 

Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

"The Copyblogger Google+ community’s statistics blow Facebook away by miles. Twitter is an amazing platform at both the brand level and for many of the individuals in the company (plus, you retweet posts like nobody’s business).

And we’re grateful.

Which is why Copyblogger is going to continue putting its energy into those outlets and the Copyblogger membership communities (free and paid)..."


#SocialMedia     #Business     #Audience  ___I smell rebellion in the wind, There are really two things being said here in +Copyblogger's decision to pull itself from Facebook. One is the very logical "our audience doesn't want to connect with us on Facebook, but instead, on other places." The second is, what I sense may be a growing feeling among marketers that Facebook is pushing things too far with the whole "pay to display" boosting thing.

If they're not careful, they could have a real rebellion on their hands. 

Thanks for flagging this, +Jaana Nyström. 

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2014-10-19 14:28:00 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

In my second piece on Medium, this article explores what I believe is Google's most serious competition: Amazon. 

No other company is more directly positioned to take a serious chunk of the most valuable segments of Google's search business. I'm talking about searches for products and services. This piece looks at Google's response, and the evolution of its shopping service, some of the challenges it faces, and the advantages Google has in this race. 

It even speculates on why Google would want to buy Uber as part of its competitive response, that's right Uber, the crowd-sourced ride-sharing service. (Thanks to +Alex Schleber for the tip on that one).

The competition arising between these two giants isn't just another entertaining new brawl between two giants: it could drastically affect the face of local retail and the fates of thousands ofin... more »

In my second piece on Medium, this article explores what I believe is Google's most serious competition: Amazon. 

No other company is more directly positioned to take a serious chunk of the most valuable segments of Google's search business. I'm talking about searches for products and services. This piece looks at Google's response, and the evolution of its shopping service, some of the challenges it faces, and the advantages Google has in this race. 

It even speculates on why Google would want to buy Uber as part of its competitive response, that's right Uber, the crowd-sourced ride-sharing service. (Thanks to +Alex Schleber for the tip on that one).

The competition arising between these two giants isn't just another entertaining new brawl between two giants: it could drastically affect the face of local retail and the fates of thousands of independent small businesses.  

#google   #amazon   #retail   #shopping   #uber  ___

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2014-10-19 02:57:44 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

This is really interesting and significant data. Rather than try to explain it, I'm just going turn off comments and point you to +Mark Traphagen's share of this post:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarkTraphagen/posts/4ZQsCwAHJzp

Nice work, +Greg Miernicki and +François Beaufort. Thank you for doing this work.  

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle ___This is really interesting and significant data. Rather than try to explain it, I'm just going turn off comments and point you to +Mark Traphagen's share of this post:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarkTraphagen/posts/4ZQsCwAHJzp

Nice work, +Greg Miernicki and +François Beaufort. Thank you for doing this work.  

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2014-10-18 22:07:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Twitter will be rolling out a buy button sometime early next year. It is in testing now. 

I could see this used especially effectively for time-sensitive purchases, like concerts, limited edition products and the like, especially where viral spreading of information about the offering is key. 

Speculating a bit here, but will this lead to more limited edition, time-restricted versions of things? Don't know, but my guess is that we will see some creativity applied to figuring out how to use this feature. 

I could also see donations for time-sensitive campaigns, like hurricane victims, and for general fundraising appeals for nonprofits. Will this eventually be linked to a broader set of actions like Facebook's Open Graph is? My guess is, yes, eventually it will. Facebook is doing some very innovative work on that front. 

#twitter   #buyitnow  

Twitter will be rolling out a buy button sometime early next year. It is in testing now. 

I could see this used especially effectively for time-sensitive purchases, like concerts, limited edition products and the like, especially where viral spreading of information about the offering is key. 

Speculating a bit here, but will this lead to more limited edition, time-restricted versions of things? Don't know, but my guess is that we will see some creativity applied to figuring out how to use this feature. 

I could also see donations for time-sensitive campaigns, like hurricane victims, and for general fundraising appeals for nonprofits. Will this eventually be linked to a broader set of actions like Facebook's Open Graph is? My guess is, yes, eventually it will. Facebook is doing some very innovative work on that front. 

#twitter   #buyitnow  ___

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2014-10-18 21:56:29 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Quad drones - synchronizing and bouncing back from accidents. 

#drones  

Quad drones - synchronizing and bouncing back from accidents. 

#drones  ___

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2014-10-17 15:08:25 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

This article on technology and the distribution of wealth is one of my best. I originally shared it a little over a year ago and share it again now for those who may have missed it then. 

Lots of the focus on robotic and software-based automation is on job loss. But there is another very important factor at work here: automation's impact on concentrating financial returns into the hands of shareholders. 

Together, these two forces act as the two sides of a vice, with very important consequences for the distribution of wealth. 

#technologicalunemployment   #automation  

This article on technology and the distribution of wealth is one of my best. I originally shared it a little over a year ago and share it again now for those who may have missed it then. 

Lots of the focus on robotic and software-based automation is on job loss. But there is another very important factor at work here: automation's impact on concentrating financial returns into the hands of shareholders. 

Together, these two forces act as the two sides of a vice, with very important consequences for the distribution of wealth. 

#technologicalunemployment   #automation  ___

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2014-10-16 23:53:42 (62 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Marc Andreessen talking about the revolution that could radically change the world of finance. 

‘‘But think about the scenario of a loan officer talking to a prospective client. To software people, that looks like voodoo. The idea that you can sit across the table from somebody and get a read on their character is just nonsense."

‘‘Lots of industries are changing in a similar way. There’s been a qualitative approach, and now, there’s a quantitative approach. Everybody who grew up in the qualitative approach hates the quantitative approach and considers it a giant threat.”

...

‘‘For five years, many of the world’s best mathematicians and computer scientists have been studying Bitcoin and trying to figure out what’s wrong with it. They haven’t found anything yet. Every critique people have of Bitcoin, so far, can either be answered with‘the designer anticipate... more »

Marc Andreessen talking about the revolution that could radically change the world of finance. 

‘‘But think about the scenario of a loan officer talking to a prospective client. To software people, that looks like voodoo. The idea that you can sit across the table from somebody and get a read on their character is just nonsense."

‘‘Lots of industries are changing in a similar way. There’s been a qualitative approach, and now, there’s a quantitative approach. Everybody who grew up in the qualitative approach hates the quantitative approach and considers it a giant threat.”

...

‘‘For five years, many of the world’s best mathematicians and computer scientists have been studying Bitcoin and trying to figure out what’s wrong with it. They haven’t found anything yet. Every critique people have of Bitcoin, so far, can either be answered with ‘the designer anticipated it and has a solution built into the system’ or ‘there’s a service that can be built on top to address the problem.’ That’s the magic of why everyone out here is so excited about it.”

#cryptocurrency   #bitcoin  ___

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2014-10-16 23:17:35 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Nice conceptual overview of extending the block chain to broader forms of ownership. 

HT +Gregory Esau. 

What I need to understand better is whether the blockchain for bitcoin the money is the same one that would power these other use cases, or whether you need a different blockchain and network for those.  If we can use the same blockchain for all of it, then I could see bitcoin failing as a currency but succeeding at changing the world.___Nice conceptual overview of extending the block chain to broader forms of ownership. 

HT +Gregory Esau. 

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2014-10-16 18:13:05 (44 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

This is +Daniel Estrada, laying out the case for some fundamental changes to the way we run our social networks (a topic near and dear to me). 

He starts off framing the challenge as one for all of humanity, not just this or that company: 
"The population of Facebook users today is about the same as the global human population just 200 years ago. Human communities of this scale are more than just rare: they are historically unprecedented. We have accomplished something truly amazing. Good work, people. We have every right to be proud of ourselves."

He then shows how the current metaphor of the social graph is like a digital rolodex: 
"But it turns out that we don’t use our social networks like an interactive rolodex. In fact, the relationships we used to have with the people in our rolodex tend to be one-dimensional and alienating in exactly the way we wecame... more »

This is +Daniel Estrada, laying out the case for some fundamental changes to the way we run our social networks (a topic near and dear to me). 

He starts off framing the challenge as one for all of humanity, not just this or that company: 
"The population of Facebook users today is about the same as the global human population just 200 years ago. Human communities of this scale are more than just rare: they are historically unprecedented. We have accomplished something truly amazing. Good work, people. We have every right to be proud of ourselves."

He then shows how the current metaphor of the social graph is like a digital rolodex: 
"But it turns out that we don’t use our social networks like an interactive rolodex. In fact, the relationships we used to have with the people in our rolodex tend to be one-dimensional and alienating in exactly the way we we came to these digital spaces to avoid."

He talks about the failure of today's networks to really be able to mobilize people for the important things, contenting ourselves instead with markers of virality. The really important stuff still happens offline for the most part. 

He then hones in on a new metaphor for a more distributed type of social network: 
"In short, we are trying to build a home, in the midst of a community of homes, together with the people we want in our lives. In some homes you can talk about politics or religion, in others you can’t; in some you’ll be subject to hundreds of photos of vacations and babies and pets, and in others you’ll find the accumulated markings and detritus of a real life lived. A relationship planner with multimedia messaging is nice, but what we really want are digital living spaces where we can be together as a community."

And most exciting, it sounds like he and others are digging into an alternative approach, based on the blockchain (something again of great interest to me). 

It's a longer read, but if you care about the bigger picture of how we organize ourselves, I think it's worth it. 

Special thanks to +Hans Youngmann for flagging this post for my attention. ___

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2014-10-15 20:16:22 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

A good read on some of the risks of using public wifi. 

The only thing I wish the article did (but didn't) would be to lay out how to safely use public wifi. For example, there are ways to password protect wifi signals so that each user's password is randomly generated. I don't follow this stuff closely enough myself, so perhaps others have insights to share. 

Thanks +Jean Egan, and actually, it was you who brought this to my attention. Tks. 

Wow!

Thanks for recommending this article, +Gideon Rosenblatt. It's well-worth the time to read through it.

I never do sensitive transactions over an untrusted network but I didn't realize how easy it was to hack into people's transactions.

What's very scary is that you can be careful, but your email program may automatically be connecting and passing your username and password when it is connected to a network.

I'd like to learn more. It sounds like if it's connecting to an encrypted server that it's more safe, but the article made it sound like that wasn't the case. Yikes.

#wifi   #security   #becareful   #fun  ___A good read on some of the risks of using public wifi. 

The only thing I wish the article did (but didn't) would be to lay out how to safely use public wifi. For example, there are ways to password protect wifi signals so that each user's password is randomly generated. I don't follow this stuff closely enough myself, so perhaps others have insights to share. 

Thanks +Jean Egan, and actually, it was you who brought this to my attention. Tks. 

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2014-10-15 01:35:30 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Wow. I made the #10 Top Story on Medium today - with my first post there. Beginner's luck: 
https://medium.com/@gideonro/your-second-job-as-a-facebook-user-a26ca40c271
Your Second Job, as a Facebook User

#medium  

Wow. I made the #10 Top Story on Medium today - with my first post there. Beginner's luck: 
https://medium.com/@gideonro/your-second-job-as-a-facebook-user-a26ca40c271
Your Second Job, as a Facebook User

#medium  ___

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2014-10-14 18:09:59 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This is such a sad story of an employee-owned company, SAIC,. Within two years of its founder's leaving, the firm ended up going public and trashing the work that went into its employee ownership model. 

I went through something very similar, and let me tell you, it's extremely painful. 

#employeeowned  

This is such a sad story of an employee-owned company, SAIC,. Within two years of its founder's leaving, the firm ended up going public and trashing the work that went into its employee ownership model. 

I went through something very similar, and let me tell you, it's extremely painful. 

#employeeowned  ___

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2014-10-14 01:26:19 (31 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

I just published my first piece on Medium. Curious who else is publishing there and what your experiences are. 

https://medium.com/@gideonro

I just published my first piece on Medium. Curious who else is publishing there and what your experiences are. 

https://medium.com/@gideonro___

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2014-10-13 18:28:45 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Earning shares for your participation in social media. This is an idea I'm exploring more and more (from a bigger lens) in my writings. So, I was beside myself when +Seb Paquet pointed out for me this morning that this is something that Reddit is actually trying to pull off right now.

Very, very exciting.

"Creating the cryptocurrency, backing it up by Reddit shares and giving the currency to the members of the Reddit community has already been agreed to by the investors. The plan is something that has never been done before, and is a very complicated procedure with technical, legal and financial aspects. However, a consultation with a former lawyer of the SEC noted that there are no illegal actions that will be made by carrying out of the plan."

"Wong admits that there are many things that need to be done to be able to complete the plan, but Reddit will... more »

Earning shares for your participation in social media. This is an idea I'm exploring more and more (from a bigger lens) in my writings. So, I was beside myself when +Seb Paquet pointed out for me this morning that this is something that Reddit is actually trying to pull off right now.

Very, very exciting.

"Creating the cryptocurrency, backing it up by Reddit shares and giving the currency to the members of the Reddit community has already been agreed to by the investors. The plan is something that has never been done before, and is a very complicated procedure with technical, legal and financial aspects. However, a consultation with a former lawyer of the SEC noted that there are no illegal actions that will be made by carrying out of the plan."

"Wong admits that there are many things that need to be done to be able to complete the plan, but Reddit will try. However, should the plan fail, Reddit will think of another way to give back to the community that has made Reddit so successful."

"Reddit delving into cryptocurrency development could mean that the company has plans to use it for more than just giving back to the community. A theory is that the cryptocurrency can be used to give coins as gifts to other Reddit users, and could also be used as payments for the developing Reddit gifts service."

HT +Seb Paquet 

#cryptocurrency   #cryptoequity   #reddit   #regenerative  ___

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2014-10-13 14:37:32 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I've been thinking lately about the way modern media works - giant publishing platforms that essentially outsource content creation to end users of social media networks. 

Shareholders are betting this will be a profitable approach to media, and Facebook is proving it is. But over the long-haul, I wonder just how sustainable it will prove. 

Publishing via your own website isn't the road to financial freedom - at least in today's world. But with different circumstances, say in a world where RSS and other open standards still ruled, might things have been different? 

#4minuteread   #facebook  

I've been thinking lately about the way modern media works - giant publishing platforms that essentially outsource content creation to end users of social media networks. 

Shareholders are betting this will be a profitable approach to media, and Facebook is proving it is. But over the long-haul, I wonder just how sustainable it will prove. 

Publishing via your own website isn't the road to financial freedom - at least in today's world. But with different circumstances, say in a world where RSS and other open standards still ruled, might things have been different? 

#4minuteread   #facebook  ___

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2014-10-12 22:54:15 (64 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Facebook's experimenting again. This time, it's with disappearing post. I'm still scratching my head over why. Clearly, I'm the wrong audience for this. 

HT +martin shervington 

#facebook  

Facebook's experimenting again. This time, it's with disappearing post. I'm still scratching my head over why. Clearly, I'm the wrong audience for this. 

HT +martin shervington 

#facebook  ___

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2014-10-12 17:41:06 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Still digging into this one, but figured I'd share here for those interested in opening up information. 

Thanks +John Verdon. 

Fantastic data visuals
ht +Steven Palmer ___Still digging into this one, but figured I'd share here for those interested in opening up information. 

Thanks +John Verdon. 

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2014-10-12 15:47:06 (2 comments, 26 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Building Safe AI for the Future

Great talk by Steve Omohundro at PARC a few weeks ago on the future of robotics and AI. 

This is a smart guy who's thinking about safe artificial intelligence and how we proceed in developing this powerful technology in ways that don't pose existential risks. Some of this entails building in pro-social values, as well as building external monitoring and enforcement. 

The question and answer part at the end is worthwhile too. 

AI and Robotics at an Inflection Point:
http://www.parc.com/event/2127/ai-and-robotics-at-an-inflection-point.html

#artificialintelligence  

Building Safe AI for the Future

Great talk by Steve Omohundro at PARC a few weeks ago on the future of robotics and AI. 

This is a smart guy who's thinking about safe artificial intelligence and how we proceed in developing this powerful technology in ways that don't pose existential risks. Some of this entails building in pro-social values, as well as building external monitoring and enforcement. 

The question and answer part at the end is worthwhile too. 

AI and Robotics at an Inflection Point:
http://www.parc.com/event/2127/ai-and-robotics-at-an-inflection-point.html

#artificialintelligence  ___

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2014-10-11 00:45:25 (23 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

This is classic Jon Stewart calling it like it is and skewering AIG's Hank Greenberg and his unbelievable lawsuit against the US government for the $184.6 billion injection of emergency funding into his insolvent company. He says it unfairly valued the company and violated shareholder rights. 

"Violating shareholder rights"? Dude, you're lucky you didn't end with zilch. Zilch!!

Yes, +Steve Faktor, hubris is putting it politely, I'd say. Thanks for flagging this one. 

Un-be-lieve-able...

Wow, just wow. The hubris.___This is classic Jon Stewart calling it like it is and skewering AIG's Hank Greenberg and his unbelievable lawsuit against the US government for the $184.6 billion injection of emergency funding into his insolvent company. He says it unfairly valued the company and violated shareholder rights. 

"Violating shareholder rights"? Dude, you're lucky you didn't end with zilch. Zilch!!

Yes, +Steve Faktor, hubris is putting it politely, I'd say. Thanks for flagging this one. 

Un-be-lieve-able...

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2014-10-10 23:04:18 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A grisly horror show is playing out as the “wasting syndrome” litters millions of dead and dying sea stars along the shores of the West Coast.

Sea stars are, in a way, the canary in the coal mine of the ocean. “Honestly, if this had been a small worm or small crab, the whole thing could have happened and we never would have even known about it,” says Harvell. “Epidemics in the ocean are definitely out of sight and out of mind. As it was, it took a while for us to understand the scale of this.” Now, though, awareness is growing. In mid-September, for example, Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, introduced the Marine Disease Emergency Act to Congress,with the goal of creating a national response strategy to sea star wasting syndrome and future marine disease emergencies.

But recently, Raimondi’s team saw small twinkles of hope dotting the rocky shore. Little juvenile stars,about the size... more »

A grisly horror show is playing out as the “wasting syndrome” litters millions of dead and dying sea stars along the shores of the West Coast.

Sea stars are, in a way, the canary in the coal mine of the ocean. “Honestly, if this had been a small worm or small crab, the whole thing could have happened and we never would have even known about it,” says Harvell. “Epidemics in the ocean are definitely out of sight and out of mind. As it was, it took a while for us to understand the scale of this.” Now, though, awareness is growing. In mid-September, for example, Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, introduced the Marine Disease Emergency Act to Congress,with the goal of creating a national response strategy to sea star wasting syndrome and future marine disease emergencies.

But recently, Raimondi’s team saw small twinkles of hope dotting the rocky shore. Little juvenile stars, about the size of a thumbnail, are latching on to the coastline. Raimondi doesn’t know yet if these babies are susceptible to the disease. If they are, the new sea stars won’t live long enough to breed, and sea star populations may not recover next year. “This year might be the best, last chance for the animals,” says Menge.

#seastars   #wastingsyndrome  ___

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2014-10-10 14:02:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

What Makes Modern Media Different?

“User-contributed content” is much larger than just product and restaurant reviews for Amazon and Yelp. End user engagement is the defining difference of today's media. We are automating that engagement with powerful technology platforms that minimize work within firms and push it out to networks of end users.

I believe the media sector is just the first place that these trends are showing up and that they are likely to roll out to other segments of the economy - and society -  so it's worth understanding them on a deeper level. That is one of the goals of this pattern language of new media. 

I shared the slides for this pattern language earlier this week, and there's been some interesting discussion from that (I'll post the link in the comments below), but I realized that the slides actually served as a bit ofa dis... more »

What Makes Modern Media Different?

“User-contributed content” is much larger than just product and restaurant reviews for Amazon and Yelp. End user engagement is the defining difference of today's media. We are automating that engagement with powerful technology platforms that minimize work within firms and push it out to networks of end users.

I believe the media sector is just the first place that these trends are showing up and that they are likely to roll out to other segments of the economy - and society -  so it's worth understanding them on a deeper level. That is one of the goals of this pattern language of new media. 

I shared the slides for this pattern language earlier this week, and there's been some interesting discussion from that (I'll post the link in the comments below), but I realized that the slides actually served as a bit of a distraction from some of the deeper points I was trying to make in this article, so I'm now sharing a link to the article itself. 

"Our new media giants operate powerful, automated platforms that enable end users to contribute all kinds of value around information processing, and with as little employee intervention as possible. Minimizing employee involvement in all these end user contributions lowers costs and improves quality assurance, as does all automation."

"But automation also plays another important role in generating scale – the kind of scale needed to engage very large numbers of people."

"The right technological platform enables media companies to rapidly and seamlessly respond to rapid growth spurts, which is absolutely critical for today’s socially-driven adoption rates. Networks naturally exhibit a kind of winner-take-all, power law economics, where the rich get richer. The richer the topic graph, the richer the social graph, the more likely it is to be used and the more likely it is to generate new links. It’s this phenomenon that largely explains the runaway success of Google and Facebook and their respective topic and social graphs."

"So what we’re looking at are highly automated platforms for receiving contributions from very large networks of end users. This is the defining attribute of today’s fastest-growing – and most valuable – media organizations."

#automation   #media   #patternlanguage  ___

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2014-10-10 03:36:00 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

In case you missed this one the first time it came out, here it is on curatti.com.

Service is The Bridge to Meaning and Purpose in Business

Thanks +jan gordon.  

+Gideon Rosenblatt talks about what it truly means to be of service in this article - in case you missed it, it's inspiring and a reminder to all of us how important it is to be purpose driven in business that empowers employees, colleagues, stakeholders and customers. http://curatti.com/value-creation-essence-business/

Here's what caught my attention:
 
"When companies learn to wield profits in service to more meaningful ends, they can do amazing things. By harnessing the economic engine of a paying customer base, these firms can have a huge societal and ecological impact"

"In a world that will soon give rise to powerful artificial intelligence and robotics, our assumptions about the purpose of business suddenly become extremely important. Do we build machines perfectly designed for making money above all other objectives, or do we design them for a higher purpose?"

#socbiz #CEX   ___In case you missed this one the first time it came out, here it is on curatti.com.

Service is The Bridge to Meaning and Purpose in Business

Thanks +jan gordon.  

2014-10-09 23:54:43 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's time to test Google's new polling feature with a critical question. Which do you prefer? 

It's time to test Google's new polling feature with a critical question. Which do you prefer? ___

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2014-10-08 22:52:48 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I don't often share job announcements here on Google+, but I'm on the board at +YES! Magazine and this is a critical hire as the organization ramps up its marketing and overall outreach.

Responsibilities:
* Aggressively increase traffic, engagement, subscriptions, and donations by optimizing all channels including social, search, email, and mobile.
* Conceptualize and execute a new long-term revenue strategy for a digital media future, including launching new products and initiatives.
* Collaborate with editorial, development, and marketing teams to establish a data-driven culture, using analytics and testing to continuously optimize all channels and projects.
* Propel YES! to the cutting edge of media organizations by staying on top of emerging trends in digital media and technology, and bringing the best innovations to YES! 

We're hiring! This is a big job, and a great one. Help us find somebody fabulous for it.

#mediajobs   #seattle  ___I don't often share job announcements here on Google+, but I'm on the board at +YES! Magazine and this is a critical hire as the organization ramps up its marketing and overall outreach.

Responsibilities:
* Aggressively increase traffic, engagement, subscriptions, and donations by optimizing all channels including social, search, email, and mobile.
* Conceptualize and execute a new long-term revenue strategy for a digital media future, including launching new products and initiatives.
* Collaborate with editorial, development, and marketing teams to establish a data-driven culture, using analytics and testing to continuously optimize all channels and projects.
* Propel YES! to the cutting edge of media organizations by staying on top of emerging trends in digital media and technology, and bringing the best innovations to YES! 

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2014-10-08 13:23:37 (59 comments, 19 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

A Pattern Language for New Media

28 slides aimed at making sense of some of distinguishing elements of modern media: things like topic, interest, and social graphs, and how they connect to identity, writing and viewing functionality, as well as revenue models.

At the end, you'll find examples like Google+, Google Search, Facebook, LinkedIn, reddit, Huffington Post, and WordPress. I'm sure there will be plenty of differences of opinion and interpretation on these examples, but then that's part of the usefulness of models like this. 

A more in-depth analysis, focusing on the critical role of automated, unpaid, end user engagement in media is here (along with a pointer to the SlideShare version of the slides): 

A Pattern Language for New Media
For more: http://www.the-vital-edge.com/new-media/

Our new media giants operatep... more »

A Pattern Language for New Media

28 slides aimed at making sense of some of distinguishing elements of modern media: things like topic, interest, and social graphs, and how they connect to identity, writing and viewing functionality, as well as revenue models.

At the end, you'll find examples like Google+, Google Search, Facebook, LinkedIn, reddit, Huffington Post, and WordPress. I'm sure there will be plenty of differences of opinion and interpretation on these examples, but then that's part of the usefulness of models like this. 

A more in-depth analysis, focusing on the critical role of automated, unpaid, end user engagement in media is here (along with a pointer to the SlideShare version of the slides): 

A Pattern Language for New Media
For more: http://www.the-vital-edge.com/new-media/

Our new media giants operate powerful, automated platforms that enable end users to contribute all kinds of value around information processing, and with as little employee intervention as possible. Minimizing employee involvement in all these end user contributions lowers costs and improves quality assurance, as does all automation.

But automation also plays another important role in generating scale – the kind of scale needed to engage very large numbers of people.


P.S.
I've pinged a few people who seemed to have expressed interest in these kinds of ideas in the past. I do it rarely, but if you prefer I not at all, please let me know (or if you'd like to be notified in future).

#media   #sharedinterestgraph   #automation   #engagement  ___

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2014-10-07 22:03:38 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

“Go slow, to go fast.”

Networks can't rely on the power structures that hold hierarchies in place, and that's why trust is so darned important when it comes to making networks work. 

The recent success of the People’s Climate March is a powerful example of what’s possible when different parts of the progressive movement coordinate. Over 300,000 people from all walks of life marched to demand action on climate change.

This is a good piece from a former colleague of mine, +Jodie Tonita, who is doing really cutting-edge work connecting social change groups across North America. It's worthwhile read, especially if you find yourself working a lot in informal collaborations and networks. 

#collaboration   #networks   #socialchange   

“Go slow, to go fast.”

Networks can't rely on the power structures that hold hierarchies in place, and that's why trust is so darned important when it comes to making networks work. 

The recent success of the People’s Climate March is a powerful example of what’s possible when different parts of the progressive movement coordinate. Over 300,000 people from all walks of life marched to demand action on climate change.

This is a good piece from a former colleague of mine, +Jodie Tonita, who is doing really cutting-edge work connecting social change groups across North America. It's worthwhile read, especially if you find yourself working a lot in informal collaborations and networks. 

#collaboration   #networks   #socialchange   ___

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2014-10-07 20:06:43 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

This is good news: a sign that Google is taking the #sharedinterestgraph  more seriously. 

I have not yet seen this show up for me yet. 

Breaking News: G+ Communities Become More Visible

As far as I'm aware this is a brand new update & I don't know if it's rolling out for everyone yet. When you go to communities, you'll now see a black bar across the top asking whether you'd like to add communities to your profile. Then there is a brand new communities section that's been added to everyone's Google+ About page.

This should be welcome news for all our Google+ community lovers & especially our hard working G+ community owners & moderators, that this great resource will now get a lot more visibility on Google+.

Have you seen this rollout yet? Does it look good to you?


#GooglePlusUpdate   #GooglePlusCommunities  ___This is good news: a sign that Google is taking the #sharedinterestgraph  more seriously. 

I have not yet seen this show up for me yet. 

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2014-10-06 15:14:28 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Good insights from +David Amerland on identity and reputation. Long, but worth the read. 

Identity and Reputation in the Semantic Web

Verifying your identity is key in the semantic web. When the indexing of information leads to inferential judgments that produce answers right on the search results pages (SERPs) Veracity (the 4th of the 4Vs of semantic search) is predicated on identity.

Simply put how can you trust whether a piece of information is true or not when you are uncertain of its origins (which then means you are uncertain of the intent behind its dissemination)?

Semantic search’s entire success depended on search engines being able to identify the originator of a piece of information and then assess their profile with an algorithmically determined trust score. This is not new, of course. In the pre-semantic search days the link graph signature of a website could be used as a trust-assessment system (a fact consolidated in Yahoo’s patented TrustRank the methodologyof which is detailed in a research paper) to help weed out spam from the search results pages.

Trust however continues to be a huge requirement on the web. It featured centrally in Google’s leaked Human Raters Guidelines and both Eric Enge and Bill Slawski have talked about in in detail in relation to ranking in search. 

Identity, Real Names and Trust
Google+ (which Eric Schmidt described as a digital identity service) kicked-off Google’s efforts to map real profiles and understand the interactions between them and became core to some of semantic search’s initial scaling.

Now, just because someone is willing to put a name and a picture up on the web does not mean that immediately all barriers come down and trust is instantly offered to them. But it does go some way towards creating a sense of investment in one’s presence. Trust is always a function of risk assessment. A profile that’s been built up over time through activity and engagement has a reputational value that is hard to get and easy to lose, so its owner is unlikely to engage in activity that destroys it.

This is one of the reasons that the advent of semantic search became such a game-changer for SEO and marketing. When the shortcuts make no sense in terms of providing any time and effort gains, then you may as well be real and work hard to deliver value as the only viable means to gain.

The question frequently asked is why would a real name make a difference in the first place? The reason is mostly psychological. You only have one real name whereas pseudonyms can be create ad infinitum so in the very first instance it creates a perception that makes for fewer deceptive practices. The whole idea behind the Real Names Policy on Google+ and a little later on Google+ Authorship were predicated on this.

Naturally, as many on Google+ know already, lack of a real name does not immediately reduce trust. The creation trustworthiness is based upon the four-step process of:

Contact
Perception
Assessment
Connection

It seems reasonable to suggest then that even pseudonymic profiles can gain the trust of others over time provided an investment of time and effort is made in their reputation.

When Google relaxed the Real Name Policy and finally withdrew support of Google+ authorship from search the fact that it could now follow and map personal profiles across the web as well as its own network was one of the reasons behind the decision.

Reconciling Identities Across Different Social Networks
For Google this is important for several reasons: First, verification of data. This is a big deal. Google indexes the entire world (or wants to according to its mission statement). There is little point in having the “world’s information” in your index if that index cannot then be trusted to give trustworthy replies to search queries. Second, scaling. The indexing of information goes on all the time. As information multiplies the more trusted sources Google can find the faster it can validate it which means the faster it can respond accurately to search queries. Trusted sources are important to scaling. Third, spam (and perhaps trolling as a side issue). Both of these activities pollute the web and sour users’ experience of it. Being able to filter out these two from search allows Google to create a better end user experience.

The principle behind the reconciling of user identities across the web is a simple one. When we establish a social network we usually do so as a specialized subset of our real world ones. We, for instance, create a subset of professional connections at LinkedIn, a subset of familial ones on Facebook and a subset of special interests or hobbies on Google+. In addition there are other fragments of ourselves found in communities, interactions with posts and other content across the web.

How Google Discovers Who You Are on the Web
Google can use a variety of techniques that allow it to index identities across social networks on the web:

Influencers – Those who follow an influencer in one social network also follow them in another, even if they use a different name to do so.

Domain expertise -  Your interests, knowledge, likes and dislikes inevitably seep into whatever online activity you get into.

Login details – Many of us use one or two emails addresses when we create profiles in social networks.

Your contacts – Few people are truly capable of keeping digital profiles that have no overlap in their contacts.

Your network connections – Inevitably the people we choose to follow and interact with provide an overlap that can begin to identify us.

Google+ - Google’s own social network is a great springboard to start off from.

Personal data – The personal data we choose to make public in order to experience a better service is difficult to erase as we switch between social media profiles and (even) identities.

Your location – Location and IP addresses provide additional data.

Your sentiment graph – What we say, to whom, when and how. What is said to us, by whom, when and how, now all become subject to analysis.

Your interest graph – What we engage with in terms of interests, content, websites, and subject matter (and the people we follow as a result).

Your devices – Many devices send specific profile information to Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.

Your Comment Graph – The sentiment expressed in our comments, writing style and comment style as well as more granular signals like the time of day we engage or reply, who we choose to engage with or reply to, the subject matter that gets us going, the length of our replies and the further responses they generate, can become part of a very unique signature that expresses us.

Offline/Online Mapping – The gap between the online and offline world is getting smaller. As Entities are being created it becomes harder and harder to create an online profile that is, essentially and ‘orphan’ existing independently of anything else and find that it is effective in doing anything.

What This Means for Individuals
The semantic web is inescapable. It is scaling fast and it is joining the proverbial dots between online and offline. This will make it harder to take to the web with an intent to vent, bully, stalk or harass people as the repercussions from such activities will potentially be a lot more severe than just the closing of an account.

In a recent Google+ post that’s worth revisiting I noted how finance companies will be using the social web to work out whether to lend money to, or not, to people. As semantic technologies take hold and our online profile becomes part of an algorithm that’s determining something about us (our eligibility for a job, the next blind date we ought to go to, how desirable we are to an organization) we will find that it makes sense to invest in its built up the same way that we invest in the way we build our reputation and personal network offline.

This ties online activity to offline human economic behavior in a way that makes sense for everyone.

Is this the end of Trolling?
Anonymity across the web has frequently allowed unwarranted behavior that has placed emotional and psychological pressure on individuals that were on the receiving end of it. Will the ability to map profiles allow the pasting of a “Troll” label across them?

Even if that were possible it may not be desirable. By degrees the web is turning into a transparent, interlinked community. Tarring and feathering is not really the best way to move forward. If they find themselves being increasingly isolated, their trolling activity returning no intrinsic rewards trolls too will either desist or “get with the program”.

What It Means for Marketers
The web is still about connection which means discovery and search. But search is changing. It is now driven by context and answers. Entities are important because they become trusted points. Marketers who are serious about succeeding on the web should:

• Have interlinked social media profiles.

• Try to achieve as great a data density as possible (place detailed information about what you do and why where your audience is most likely to find it)

• Tie every detail into your unique way of doing things (in other words develop a distinct online identity the same way you develop a distinct offline one).

• Create valuable content regularly in a way that establishes a real connection with your audience.

• Do not market. I know this sounds ridiculous but marketing is all about actions that have to be done without really asking “why?”. Spend your time, instead, providing to your audience the things they really want to know.

• Use more than one social network. I know time is precious. Different social network platforms have different audiences and unless you’re doing something that’s incredibly focused and narrow (like brain surgery or rocket science) then the chances are that you will find your audience is scattered all over the place. Make it easy for them to find you and connect with you by having a diverse, widely-cast online presence.

• Bring online and offline closer together. Make sure you have QR codes in your offline presence. Use Google+ for business for your business listing. Update your online presence in real time to match your offline activities.

• Create a brand. Have a mission statement, clearly communicated brand values and a methodology to achieve transparency, in place.

• Create relationships. When just one bad transaction can costs you thousands or even millions in reputational damage then it’s worth investing a lot of time and effort in creating a good experience every single time.

• Be personable. If you’re a business this is hard to do. Yet you really do need to find a ‘voice’ and develop a ‘style’ much as you would if you were a person.

• Be reasonable. We talk about creating exceptional content but exceptional content really is the kind of content that delivers value to its audience when they need it most.

• Be precise. On the web it’s easy to try to be all things to all people. That will only serve to diffuse your marketing efforts and dilute your sense of identity. Be what you really want to be and trust that it will help you connect with those who are your audience.

Semantic search is scaling fast and the semantic web is being created as we speak. Acting sooner rather than later will help because there really are no shortcuts to building a profile and a reputation, any more.

For all the links and sources here's the original page: http://goo.gl/0wGm1L___Good insights from +David Amerland on identity and reputation. Long, but worth the read. 

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2014-10-06 14:42:32 (21 comments, 16 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Navy debuts self-guided, unmanned patrol boats

Robert Brizzolara, program manager at the Office of Naval Research, said that the boats can decide for themselves what movements to make once they’re alerted to a threat and work together to encircle or block the path of an enemy vessel.

Automation is creeping further and further into our military. This new kit can be used to retrofit existing patrol boats and other small craft, costs around $2,000 is based on the technology developed for the Mars Rover. 

The design goal was to prevent attacks like that on the USS Cole off of Yemen in 2000, but already its developers are considering applications for protecting harbors, merchant vessels and oil rigs. 

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024708862_navyrobotsxml.html

#automation   #military  

Navy debuts self-guided, unmanned patrol boats

Robert Brizzolara, program manager at the Office of Naval Research, said that the boats can decide for themselves what movements to make once they’re alerted to a threat and work together to encircle or block the path of an enemy vessel.

Automation is creeping further and further into our military. This new kit can be used to retrofit existing patrol boats and other small craft, costs around $2,000 is based on the technology developed for the Mars Rover. 

The design goal was to prevent attacks like that on the USS Cole off of Yemen in 2000, but already its developers are considering applications for protecting harbors, merchant vessels and oil rigs. 

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024708862_navyrobotsxml.html

#automation   #military  ___

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2014-10-03 03:13:48 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

OK. I'm no biologist, and so this theory may well be out there, but it's fascinating: 

"There are more than 100 different types of cancer which harm the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors. But how did cancer surface and when? The question seems similar to a more underlying, fundamental question: how did the universe came to be? It’s best to look at the broader picture, and this is where the researchers started. Cancer doesn’t only affect humans or mammals; it also appears in plants and other animals. This insight suggests it must have evolved hundreds of millions of years ago from a point where all cancer vulnerable organisms share a common ancestor. This ancestor would have been a single celled organism, whose cells benefited from immortality, or the ability to proliferate unchecked, as cancer does. Cell immortality,howe... more »

A new model of #cancer, based on #evolution, may open whole new avenues of treatment.
#research ___OK. I'm no biologist, and so this theory may well be out there, but it's fascinating: 

"There are more than 100 different types of cancer which harm the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors. But how did cancer surface and when? The question seems similar to a more underlying, fundamental question: how did the universe came to be? It’s best to look at the broader picture, and this is where the researchers started. Cancer doesn’t only affect humans or mammals; it also appears in plants and other animals. This insight suggests it must have evolved hundreds of millions of years ago from a point where all cancer vulnerable organisms share a common ancestor. This ancestor would have been a single celled organism, whose cells benefited from immortality, or the ability to proliferate unchecked, as cancer does. Cell immortality, however, was lost when complex organisms evolved, becoming outsourced to the egg and sperm."

+Rajini Rao and +Allison Sekuler, what is your take - crazy or interesting? 

Thanks for flagging this, +Filippo Salustri. 

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2014-10-03 00:26:22 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Playing around with answering some questions on Quora. Feel free to upvote my answer to this question if you find it useful. 

By the way, who here is active on Quora? I'm curious about people's experiences there. I joined a long time ago, had a little flurry of activity, and then stepped away for a while. But I have to say, it's a pretty interesting model. I'm appreciating it more these days. 

#knowledgegraph   #knowledgevault  

Playing around with answering some questions on Quora. Feel free to upvote my answer to this question if you find it useful. 

By the way, who here is active on Quora? I'm curious about people's experiences there. I joined a long time ago, had a little flurry of activity, and then stepped away for a while. But I have to say, it's a pretty interesting model. I'm appreciating it more these days. 

#knowledgegraph   #knowledgevault  ___

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2014-10-02 21:45:35 (34 comments, 7 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Over the twenty years between 1990 and 2009, consumer expenditures on reading dropped 29%, while spending on entertainment increased by 89%.

Aside from insurance, it's the only spending category that goes down.

There are lots of possible interpretations, such as perhaps that we read more stuff on line for free, or that the average price of books has dropped thanks to Kindle and digital readers. If you're a publisher though, these numbers can't be encouraging. 

#books   #publishing   #reading  

Over the twenty years between 1990 and 2009, consumer expenditures on reading dropped 29%, while spending on entertainment increased by 89%.

Aside from insurance, it's the only spending category that goes down.

There are lots of possible interpretations, such as perhaps that we read more stuff on line for free, or that the average price of books has dropped thanks to Kindle and digital readers. If you're a publisher though, these numbers can't be encouraging. 

#books   #publishing   #reading  ___

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2014-10-02 14:26:54 (27 comments, 13 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Is Education is Losing Its Power to Equalize?

Economist Thomas Piketty has deeply studied disparities in income and argues that education “is the most powerful equalizing force in the long run.” That's why the rapidly widening gap in spending illustrated in this chart is so disturbing.

And that's why I highly recommend that you read this article:
As affluent increase spending on kids’ education, wealth gap widens
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140930-as-affluent-increase-spending-on-kids-education-wealth-gap-widens.ece

As someone who also sees education as the key to surviving in an increasingly automated world, filled with robots and AI, I find these trends particularly troubling. 

#education   #wealth  

Is Education is Losing Its Power to Equalize?

Economist Thomas Piketty has deeply studied disparities in income and argues that education “is the most powerful equalizing force in the long run.” That's why the rapidly widening gap in spending illustrated in this chart is so disturbing.

And that's why I highly recommend that you read this article:
As affluent increase spending on kids’ education, wealth gap widens
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140930-as-affluent-increase-spending-on-kids-education-wealth-gap-widens.ece

As someone who also sees education as the key to surviving in an increasingly automated world, filled with robots and AI, I find these trends particularly troubling. 

#education   #wealth  ___

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2014-10-02 03:56:35 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Awesome infographic, breaking out jobs in the U.S.

#employment   #jobs  

Awesome infographic, breaking out jobs in the U.S.

#employment   #jobs  ___

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2014-10-01 22:18:01 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

And if Microsoft wasn't paying attention before, they certainly will be now. It's going to be really interesting to see where +Evernote goes over this next year. 

I am a huge fan. 

"We no longer need these archaic concepts of slides and files and docs and folders," Libin said in an interview. "We need to be thinking about a new set of metaphors. We're trying to reinvent the basic concepts of productivity."

Tks for flagging this, +David Amerland. 

Suddenly, everyone's Doing It

Sounds like +Evernote is getting ready to step into GDrive territory. I've been using the paid version of Evernote for a few years now and I like it. This should be very interesting. ___And if Microsoft wasn't paying attention before, they certainly will be now. It's going to be really interesting to see where +Evernote goes over this next year. 

I am a huge fan. 

"We no longer need these archaic concepts of slides and files and docs and folders," Libin said in an interview. "We need to be thinking about a new set of metaphors. We're trying to reinvent the basic concepts of productivity."

Tks for flagging this, +David Amerland. 

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2014-10-01 21:21:17 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Belief in Alien Life Varies Widely by Religion

A new book by David Weintraub, an astronomy professor at Vanderbilt University, takes a closer look at what the world’s major religions have to say about extraterrestrial life:

http://www.futurity.org/extraterrestrial-life-religion-773862/

Belief in Alien Life Varies Widely by Religion

A new book by David Weintraub, an astronomy professor at Vanderbilt University, takes a closer look at what the world’s major religions have to say about extraterrestrial life:

http://www.futurity.org/extraterrestrial-life-religion-773862/___

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2014-09-30 16:21:13 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Deep learning algorithms learn to see which scenes are most likely to have a McDonalds nearby, and which have the highest crime rates.

"To create the algorithm, the team trained a computer on a set of 8 million Google images from eight major U.S. cities that were embedded with GPS data on crime rates and McDonald’s locations. They then used deep-learning techniques to help the program teach itself how different qualities of the photos correlate. For example, the algorithm independently discovered that some things you often find near McDonald’s franchises include taxis, police vans, and prisons. (Things you don’t find: cliffs, suspension bridges, and sandbars.)"

In humans, we call this kind of inexplicable ability "intuition" - with learning machines, it's called "feature detection."

#deeplearning #ai

Deep learning algorithms learn to see which scenes are most likely to have a McDonalds nearby, and which have the highest crime rates.

"To create the algorithm, the team trained a computer on a set of 8 million Google images from eight major U.S. cities that were embedded with GPS data on crime rates and McDonald’s locations. They then used deep-learning techniques to help the program teach itself how different qualities of the photos correlate. For example, the algorithm independently discovered that some things you often find near McDonald’s franchises include taxis, police vans, and prisons. (Things you don’t find: cliffs, suspension bridges, and sandbars.)"

In humans, we call this kind of inexplicable ability "intuition" - with learning machines, it's called "feature detection."

#deeplearning #ai___

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2014-09-30 01:35:31 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Here's another technological edge that you might want to pay attention to: smart contracts

This technology is built on the block chain, the distributed ledger technology that lies at the heart of Bitcoin. For those of you familiar with business process automation tools, you're on the right track, but combine that with powerful - and distributed - trust management that acts as a kind of escrow to greatly lower the costs of verifying fulfillment of agreements.

This stuff has the potential to be quite revolutionary, and we are still at its very early stages. The two big players in this field are +Ethereum and Codius from +Ripple Labs. I highly recommend reading this article for a taste of where things are going. 

#smartcontracts   #bitcoin    

cc: +Bradley St.Bonnett, +Sophie Wrobel, +Gerd Moe-Behrens 

P.S. - I'm asking onQuora ... more »

Here's another technological edge that you might want to pay attention to: smart contracts

This technology is built on the block chain, the distributed ledger technology that lies at the heart of Bitcoin. For those of you familiar with business process automation tools, you're on the right track, but combine that with powerful - and distributed - trust management that acts as a kind of escrow to greatly lower the costs of verifying fulfillment of agreements.

This stuff has the potential to be quite revolutionary, and we are still at its very early stages. The two big players in this field are +Ethereum and Codius from +Ripple Labs. I highly recommend reading this article for a taste of where things are going. 

#smartcontracts   #bitcoin    

cc: +Bradley St.Bonnett, +Sophie Wrobel, +Gerd Moe-Behrens 

P.S. - I'm asking on Quora for perspective on the differences between Ethereum and Codius: 
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-chief-differences-between-Ethereum-and-Ripples-Codius-Which-one-is-most-likely-to-succeed

Feel free to weigh-in there if you have thoughts. ___

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2014-09-29 20:36:24 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Actually, this is the article that catalyzed my exploration of Ello today. Thanks +Mark Traphagen. 

#ello  

The FREE Complete User Guide to Ello

I've published what I believe to be the first Complete User Guide to Ello. Read it on the web for free at http://stonet.co/ElloUserGuide

The guide covers every aspect of Ello, including:

➢ Creating an account and profile
➢ The Ello home page
➢ Following users
➢ Finding users
➢ Posting and commenting
➢ Ello best practices: How to become a super user
➢ Extras: Text formatting, Emojis, and Ello services

Feel free to share a link to this guide anywhere and everywhere. I'd only ask that you not reproduce it anywhere without permission. I'll have a downloadable PDF version available soon.

Here's an easy to share link to the guide: http://stonet.co/ElloUserGuide

Let me know if you see any errors or anything I left out that you'd like covered!

#plusonly  ___Actually, this is the article that catalyzed my exploration of Ello today. Thanks +Mark Traphagen. 

#ello  

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2014-09-29 20:32:43 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

+Mark Traphagen, just got me off my butt to investigate Ello because of this article. It's rough still, but I must admit that I like the principles on which it appears to be founded. 

I'm "@gideonrosenblatt". 

HT +Jeff Sayre 

Ello Is The Latest Hot Social Silo. Are you In?

Ello is the latest social networking silo to spark the imaginations and pique the hopes of social media mavens. As I'm an advocate for user-centric data control and privacy, and as I'm someone who has been involved in building open source social networking platforms, this latest entry into the social networking fray is of interest to me.

However, the rise of yet another centralized data silo is not progress, in my view. I believe decentralized social networking holds out the most hope for users as, among many other benefits, it keeps you from being the willing, sometimes exploited, product (see article below).

A few years ago, Diaspora took the nascent crowdfunding world by storm, promising an open source, decentralized social network that would put users back in control of their data. Unfortunately, for various reasons, it has faded into the background. 

Why Decentralized?

I've penned many a blog post on this topic. So as not to make this post too long, if you're interested in learning more about my thoughts on this topic, you can read my post A Flock of Twitters: Decentralized Semantic Microblogging (http://jeffsayre.com/2010/02/24/a-flock-of-twitters-decentralized-semantic-microblogging/#decent). I’ve purposely linked to the section entitled Why Decentralized.

How Many Streams Can You Kayak At Once?*

In the summation from my article How Many Streams Can You Kayak At Once? (http://jeffsayre.com/2011/03/30/how-many-streams-can-you-kayak-at-once/), I make this salient point:

The Web is about distributed communications channels, not about cloistered communications silos. The Web offers netizens the ability to create their own communication channel. I want to subscribe to you, not to you at some social network here and then also to you at another social network there, etcetera.

How many Streams can we efficiently and effectively manage at once? How many channels can we navigate in a meaningful way. How many new social networks do we have to join to keep track of the activities of all our friends, family members, and colleagues

More Of My Social Networking Musings

Here are more relevant articles of mine on the topic of social networking:

It’s Time for Blogging to Evolve (http://jeffsayre.com/2011/03/05/its-time-for-blogging-to-evolve/)

Is Surrogate Blogging via Google Plus a Good Idea? (http://jeffsayre.com/2011/07/09/is-surrogate-blogging-via-google-plus-a-good-idea/)

Fracturing The Stream (http://jeffsayre.com/2012/04/14/fracturing-the-stream/)

Flowing Your Identity Through the Social Web (http://jeffsayre.com/2010/12/01/flowing-your-identity-through-the-social-web/)

Thinking Outside the Privacy Box (http://jeffsayre.com/2010/06/07/thinking-outside-the-privacy-box/)

Learn More About Ello

Whereas I'm personally not interested in joining another social silo, I do see the value in helping those who are interested in learning more about Ello make an informed choice. To that end, +Mark Traphagen  has just made available (for free) a getting started user guide to the beta version of Ello. You can find more about that here, Ello: The Complete Guide to the Ad Free Social Network (https://plus.google.com/+MarkTraphagen/posts/URxhWZyDc5N).

Ello Early Power User Leaves

On the flip side, here's an interesting read from someone who was a consultant to the Ello project in its formative days. He's decide to leave. Why? He shares his concerns in this piece, Ello, goodbye (https://aralbalkan.com/notes/ello-goodbye/).

/cc +Kingsley Idehen +Gideon Rosenblatt +Jeff Jockisch 

#socialmedia   #datasilo   #decentralized   #privacy   #identity  ___+Mark Traphagen, just got me off my butt to investigate Ello because of this article. It's rough still, but I must admit that I like the principles on which it appears to be founded. 

I'm "@gideonrosenblatt". 

HT +Jeff Sayre 

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2014-09-29 16:34:32 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is a worthwhile read on Amazon's business practices. It focuses on four aspects of Amazon's operations that give it a ruthless edge: 

1 - No local sales tax
2 - Predatory pricing to force competitors to sell out
3 - "Showrooming" (leveraging local retail as a showroom for online purchases)
4 - Margin squeezing on suppliers

This is a particularly damning part of the article: 

"Lest you think predator is too harsh a term, consider the metaphor Bezos himself chose when explaining how to get small book publishers to cough up deep discounts as the price for getting their titles listed on the Amazon website. As related by Businessweek reporter Brad Stone, Bezos
 instructed his negotiators to stalk them “the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.” Bezos’ PR machine tried to claim this sneering comment was just a little“Jeff jok... more »

This is a worthwhile read on Amazon's business practices. It focuses on four aspects of Amazon's operations that give it a ruthless edge: 

1 - No local sales tax
2 - Predatory pricing to force competitors to sell out
3 - "Showrooming" (leveraging local retail as a showroom for online purchases)
4 - Margin squeezing on suppliers

This is a particularly damning part of the article: 

"Lest you think predator is too harsh a term, consider the metaphor Bezos himself chose when explaining how to get small book publishers to cough up deep discounts as the price for getting their titles listed on the Amazon website. As related by Businessweek reporter Brad Stone, Bezos
 instructed his negotiators to stalk them “the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.” Bezos’ PR machine tried to claim this sneering comment was just a little “Jeff joke,” but they couldn’t laugh it off, for a unit dubbed the “Gazelle Project” had
 actually been set up inside Amazon."

#amazon  

HT +kevin jones on Facebook___

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2014-09-29 15:43:09 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Five paths to superintelligence, a summary of Nick Bostrom's thoughts on how (but not when) we might get to artificial superintelligence:

* Biological inspiration
* Pure mathematics
* Brute Force
* Plagiarizing nature
* Competent humans first, please

Five paths to superintelligence, a summary of Nick Bostrom's thoughts on how (but not when) we might get to artificial superintelligence:

* Biological inspiration
* Pure mathematics
* Brute Force
* Plagiarizing nature
* Competent humans first, please___

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