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Max Huijgen has been at 7 events

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James Fierce17,640Over $5B Has Been Raised Through Crowdfunding in 2013 alone New platforms are popping up every day bringing business owners more and more opportunities to raise cash in creative and innovative ways. But just because they exist doesn't mean that they are right for your situation. In addition if you decide to embark on a campaign it's important that you do it the right way so that you achieve your goals. +Manolis Sfinarolakis founder of RealityCrowdTV.com will be joining us this week and we are going to talk with him about the many different platforms that are available, how to select the one that will work best in your situation, and how to execute it effectively. Did you know that you can use crowdfunding to raise money for Real Estate deals? There are specific crowdfunding platforms for nonprofits, personal situations, and almost any other type of business you can imagine.  Join us on Tuesday where we'll explore all things Crowdfunding Related. Can You Crowdfund Your Way To Prosperity?2014-06-24 17:00:0074 
My Music Hangout32,436Music On The Plus: Obstacles & ChallengesJoin +Christine DeGraff and +DENNIS N. DUCE along with special guest +Phil Aston (more guests to be announced soon) for a discussion about the obstacles and challenges that we as a community need to be overcome in order to produce, market and monetize hangouts on air, especially music hangouts on air. We will also be discussing the recent announcements regarding a possible complete boycott from YouTube for every label that doesn't sign an agreement. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1jzCiSxFinally, we have a HUGE event coming up the weekend of the 27th-29th and we will be talking about it and giving out some SWAG tonight!!!Wednesday June 18th, 20147:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)During our first show, Music On The Plus: Past, Present, Future with special guests +Tom Rolfson +Chris Foote +Theo M and +Mark H.O.A. Seydel, we took look at how the music scene on Google Plus has evolved, how large (or small) it is today, and what the possibilities are for the future. Watch the replay: http://bit.ly/1oUIQkaSubscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangoutPlease help support our efforts to continue bringing live music to Google Plus and to help indie musicians get started with music hangouts by becoming our patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: Music On The Plus: Obstacles & Challenges2014-06-19 03:00:00115 
NOD3x7,920NOD3x is a social network analysis and data mining tool, free to members of the Google+ community. Today we're launching version 3.0 of our tool, with a completely redesigned and optimized dashboard interface! For more information, we welcome you to join our Google+ community http://ndx.io/NOD3x-HelpNOD3x Version 3.0 Launch!2014-06-13 17:00:0049 
Dejan SEO16,177We're excited to have Lee Smallwood from NOD3x with us in a technical SEO hangout session. We'll talk about how you can use NOD3x to streamline large scale graph visualisation and gain extra insights about your projects. Lee's software handles things we describe in the following article: http://dejanseo.com.au/visualisation-large-sites/ and more...If you wish to join the hangout set your RSVP status and let us know in the comments.Technical SEO Hangout: NOD3x™2013-08-22 10:00:0032 
Michael Muraz26,303Here comes the first European Photo Show with +Michael Muraz and +Ugo Cei!Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots.Every two weeks, on Thursday at 8PM CET, tune in to hear what's happening on Google+ and everywhere in Europe. Find out about all the events, the photowalks and everything around the European Photo theme.For this first Episode, we are glad to welcome four guests: +helen sotiriadis, +Andy Gray, +Luca Cesari and +Charles Lupica. We'll be talking about European Photo and about these 4 great photographers' work and life.Join us on Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #12013-05-09 20:00:00196 
martin shervington663,419What is it all about?The leadORS indicator gives you insight into your own communication style and the journey you need to lead to conduct effective "online conversations" personally, and within your organisation.Why is this important in business today?Attracting and engaging with customers, leading and retaining staff and staying ahead of the competition is of paramount importance for today’s business leaders. The leadORS indicator provides a solution to these challenges by understanding your communication style and helping you to transform business thinking through social engagement and digital citizenship. Sound good? What do you before the hangout?Well, it take about a minute to complete the questionnaire here: http://www.leadors.coI've done it. I am a 'Scout'The indicator will…• Identify your preferred communication style online• Take you on a journey to become Open, Random, Supportive (ORS), the most effective way to behave on the internet• Identify simple steps to build your profile and communicate effectively online• Show you how you can interact with communities online• Review your team styles and identify typical brand advocates• Build your business brand online and stand out ahead of the competitionOnce we are rolling I will give you some more information on it all as well.Here is the link for the questionnaire again: http://www.leadors.coORS - a FriendAs someone who is Open, Random and Supportive (ORS), you are inclined to be free-flowing, accepting and supportive of those around you.CRS – a ManagerSomeone who is Closed, Random and Supportive, (CRS) tends to be reluctant to promote themselves online but that does not necessarily mean that they are closed to the Internet. OSC – a MentorSomeone who is Open, Selective and Controlling (OSC), tends to exhibit an open mind and are careful with what they choose to hear and share. They like to gain control of people and situations.CRC – an EngineerSomeone who is Closed, Random and Controlling (CRC) tends to be reluctant to reveal themselves online but is accepting of new data insights. They may seek to control others and situations around them, using the information and knowledge you generate from the Internet. Often keen to game systems.ORC – a ScoutSomeone who is Open, Random and Controlling (ORC) tend to be free-flowing online and accepting of most things. They tend to seek control of others and situations, using the online data they receive.CSC – a ChiefSomeone who is Closed, Selective and Controlling (CSC) tends to be closed about themselves, choosy or skeptical about the data they absorb. These people are direct opposites of the behavior of the social web, which can lead them to control people and Learning more about 'Lead ORS', with Thomas Power2013-03-27 20:00:0044 
McDermott Media201Please join me (+Peter G McDermott) and +LinkedIn specialist +Donna Serdula for an interactive session on how your business can get the most out of LinkedIn. To learn more about Donna, check out here website www.donnaserdula.com. To learn more about McDermott Media and how we can help your business, visit www.mcdermottmedia.com Here's a little snippet from Donna: "I have been blogging for well over 10 years. Yes, it’s true! I built my first Web site in 1996 and in late-1998 I set up a blog. As the years passed, I utilized my knowledge of blogging and social networking as a sales professional. Just as I was trying to develop relationships with my prospects and customers on a personal level, I immediately recognized the potential of digital relationships as well."Small Business Workshop Series: Making Sure Your Business is LinkedIn2012-10-24 02:30:0013 

Max Huijgen has been shared in 814 public circles

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Viktor Yegorov5,233Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-09-18 04:12:48239011
Dubie Bacino103,464ENGAGERS CIRCLE - Curated by +Dubie Bacino (11th Edition)This is a circle of truly amazing and creative individuals. Most people are the ones I've been interacting with for years here and on other social networks, mixed in with some new friends I've made recently. All people here are very active on Google+ and worth adding to your circles. They come from different countries and backgrounds, some of them are bloggers and social media professionals, others are artists, musicians, writers, photographers… They are not a shy group by any means. All you have to do is reach out and most of them will reciprocate the engagement. When it comes to #CircleSharing, my practice is to share only two of my circles every month: - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer.  If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkn2014-09-15 13:15:24496136136183
Johnathan Yesson32,565TO GAIN MORE G+ CIRCLES DO THE FOLLOWING:1.) +12.) RE-SHARE3.) ADD PEOPLESIMPLE!#circle #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #SuperCircle #sharepubliccircle #sharedcircles #shared #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #googlecircleshare #ShareThis #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addtoyourcircles #engagerscircle #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #megacircle #plus1 #plus1this #plus1it #plusonethispost #getmorefollowers #followme #addme #circlesdiscovery #epiccircle2014-09-09 09:24:3050114624
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Invite, Follow, Share and FUNhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb 2014-08-30 03:43:314497011
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 10:25:10484433065
John Nuntiatio44,331#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-25 15:38:04187398
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-20 09:26:444497010
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 05:13:064828315
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Share, Add, Follow, Visit http://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis 2014-08-15 03:39:114537313
George Clark4,107This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you received a notification via this post or the attached commentsIf 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#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles         #publiccircle #teamelitecircle #teameliteengagercircle #dontconfusethecircles  2014-08-14 12:37:00493291645
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910779158
James Honzik20,444Sharers Meta-circle VII:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active , circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VII, bigger,  better, faster, wilder.  It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one. (and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who looked, shared, and commented.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.I am trying out informing those included in this one, so if you have concerns please comment.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2014-08-10 21:04:10456803684
Kerpi Burgan3,078#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team2014-08-09 11:10:43384002
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Singgasana Hotels & Resorts pilihan akomodasi terbaik di Indonesiahttp://goo.gl/20O0rBhttp://www.akusukses.com/review-seo-kontes/singgasana-hotels-resorts-pilihan-akomodasi-terbaik-di-indonesia/ quenza-shop.com Toko online terbaik dan terbesar di Indonesiahttp://goo.gl/8FsxRphttp://www.akusukses.com/review-seo-kontes/quenza-shop-com-toko-online-terbaik-dan-terbesar-di-indonesia/#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWe2014-08-07 03:05:214537116
Mike Elgan3,464,700Follow the Blogs of August!1. Click "Add people" then circle this shared circle (even if you did it before)2. Share with your circlesThe Blogs of August are bloggers who are either trying or have already decided to blog on Google+ exclusively for the month of August (or permanently). 2014-08-06 12:34:462215525
Richi Jennings62,331Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... ~ A big HELLO to all the new Plussers I met over the past few weeks -- and a few I reconnected with. In the main, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+. Also, feel free to share this publicly. Spread the love! (I've been remiss at doing this recently, sorry. I have bunch more people I'll be recognizing next Sunday.)Missed the previous share? Go here: plus.google.com/+richijennings/posts/XFkVfHnWf8XIf you're using the G+ mobile app, this may not work correctly, because circle sharing doesn't seem to be implemented right :-(#sharedcircles  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare #sharedpubliccircle   #circlesharing   #circle  #hashtag  2014-08-06 12:08:34385242539
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:21:38424618
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:20:4450016319
Johnathan Yesson30,544TO GAIN MORE G+ CIRCLES DO THE FOLLOWING:1.) +12.) RE-SHARE3.) ADD PEOPLESIMPLE!#circle #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #SuperCircle #sharepubliccircle #sharedcircles #shared #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #googlecircleshare #ShareThis #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addtoyourcircles #engagerscircle #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #megacircle #plus1 #plus1this #plus1it #plusonethispost #getmorefollowers #followme #addme #circlesdiscovery #epiccircle 2014-07-29 13:59:14501302137
Mike Elgan3,437,756Behold! The new League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!My League of Extraordinary Circle Friends is my hand-picked group of super charming super-sharers! I want you to do three things: 1. Click the "Add people" button below and circle this group (especially if you've circle this group previously -- doing this will update the group without duplicates). 2. Share this post with all your circles. 3. Share this post with people who are looking for awesome people to circle on G+. I've added four new people to the League.+Amira Elgan! Yes: She's my wife. And I've been trying to avoid adding her for a year. But her stream is perfect for the League so I've added her. +Noble Ackerson is a super nice and interesting guy, a super nerd and consummate glasshole -- he uses Google Glass to great effect to bring you into his world. In fact, the only bigger glasshole I know is... +Cecilia Abadie and Noble work at the same company, and Ceclia is another Glass user with a wonderful Google+ stream. +Andreas Katifes gives you a window into Greek scenes and Greek food that's so compelling you might accidentally quit your job and move to Greece. Welcome to the League, everyone! 2014-07-27 23:39:2625111240
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
Legakulie3,512Legakulie hat Folgendes ursprünglich geteilt: **************NEW  CIRCLE EDITION*************                                      Boost your visibility on Google+  & share this unitedcircle!To be added to the unitedcircle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLICBest wishes from germany+Legakulie#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #unitedcircle   #followers  2014-07-21 15:47:0750110618
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-07-18 03:39:1145210415
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
My Music Hangout31,593My Music Hangout's ♫ BIG Circle of Music Fans ♪As a ♫ thank you to all of you for being fans ♪ of +My Music Hangout, we want to give you ♫ a chance to win an autographed guitar! ♪IT'S NOT JUST ANY GUITAR!This guitar that was autographed by the rock stars that judged the #GEMBA2014  Battle of the Bands!!! Judges included: Earl Slick, Rich Redmond, Carl Restivo, Dimitri Coats, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jim Peterik, Greg Corner, Metal Mike, James Williamson, Damon Ranger and Zach Carothers! You can watch the video of them autographing it here: Gemba Judges Signing Guitar (don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!!!)How To Enter To Win The Autographed GuitarGo to www.MyMusicHangout.com and fill out the entry form and then be sure to join us tomorrow night for the Gemba After Party at http://bit.ly/gemba2014party when we announce the winner! It's that simple!!! (Don't forget to RSVP!)Please Add & Share This CircleLots of great people and lots of music fans for you to connect with! A BIG THANK YOUTo all of YOU who made #GEMBA2014 online successful (we were trending on Google Plus!) and to #SchoolofRock  for allowing us to be a part of their event. Thank you also to +John Ellis and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales who were our boots on the ground at GEMBA and to the phabulous +Sue Aston and +Lee Aston for one of the most memorable moments we have had on Google Hangouts when Lee played for the first time in front of three of the rock star judges!Come Join Us Tomorrow Night!!!We are celebrating and having a party! Come join us for a chat with the winners of the GEMBA Battle of the Bands - the students from the Franklin School of Rock! During the show, we’ll be reviewing the highlights from GEMBA and talking about what's next for the School of Rock. We are also inviting some of our Google Plus favorites and The Aston Family to join us as our special guests! And... we will be giving away that guitar!!! Remember: YOU HAVE TO ENTER TO WIN!!!Don't Forget...Subscribe: Gemba Judges Signing GuitarEnter to Win Guitar: www.MyMusicHangout.comRSVP: http://bit.ly/gemba2014partyAdd & Share this CircleSee you tomorrow night!!! #MyMusicHangout   2014-07-17 01:37:334919759143
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-07-16 04:00:0145210315
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
James Honzik19,841Sharers Meta-circle VI:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VI, bigger, (actually, a little smaller, I checked and deleted more inactives than I added actives) better, faster, wilder. (ha) It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post there own good things.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2014-07-14 22:10:1743620929
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483206
César Bustíos Benites39,965My Favorites CircleIt's been a while since my last circle share, I just reached 40K followers and thought it would be a great moment for an update! This circle contains awesome and interesting people from different countries, they are the reason I enjoy so much being on G+. Follow them now, you won't regreat it ;-) #CircleShare   #PublicCircle   #TopCircles   #TopCircleShare   #PublicCircleShare  +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution 2014-07-08 18:10:262639515
Becky Collins12,812Small Business 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 ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Hasna Areta Zakiya145JOIN CIRCLE NOWFOLLOW CIRCLE NOWADD CIRCLE NOWSHARE CIRCLE NOWhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb 2014-07-02 08:21:52452629
Hasna Areta Zakiya145SHARE! JOIN! ADD! FOLLOWhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis 2014-07-02 02:56:384526110
Gary Matthews19,315Featured Engagers Forum!Social media at its best is a great conversation. The #FeaturedEngagersForum is a shared circle honoring people who, in my experience, practice and promote that art."Featured" means that if you’re in this circle, I'm inviting you to share a link to a favorite post of your own -- either recent or classic.Linking to a post is easy: Just click the small down-arrow at upper right. From the drop-down menu, choose “Link to post”: Copy the web address that pops up, and paste it into your comment.Please visit each other’s links. I certainly will! Please also visit each other’s profiles. I already have! All of you, in your own ways, have welcomed me to your engagement roundtable. My earnest hope is to return that favor by connecting you with others who will support you as you have supported me.This circle consists mostly of friends who interact with my non-circle posts in the form of plusses, comments, and reshares. Merely doing these things, however, won’t guarantee you a spot. Not doing them won't necessarily keep you out. To join this circle, you must join the conversation either by engaging directly, or by elevating the level of discourse in other ways. (For example, by sharing content that others might want to talk about.)==========================Some of my own recent posts:Make Your Own Animated GIFshttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/4DsG8Wtvs2UCircle Sharing on Ⓖⓞⓞⓖⓛⓔ  Ⓟⓛⓤⓢhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/bk8u3Rv8SzuIs Circle Sharing Really a Pyramid Scheme?Not if you manage shared circles my way! ≧◔◡◔≦ https://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/CV95E6zZGWrWhat Happens to Abandoned Facebook Photos?They become digital “unclaimed freight” -- and Facebook makes billionshttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/1UY88CnpfqbMy Favorite Superhero -- Lois Lane!https://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/gfpL8qx9cU6Introducing Full-Width Link ImagesGoogle Plus follows Facebook initiativehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/aRNSNuoE22AGoogle Comments Unleashedby new full-width link formathttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/C4gvwkHDnGmUse ℱᗩﬡᙅᎩ ℱOﬡ☂ᔕ and ϟ℘ℯ¢ḯαł ℭнαґα¢☂εґṧhttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/8GXkDfzzzsTA Knoxville Springtime!https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/XoDn4t5QM6vWhy I'm Changing My Namefrom "Gary L. Matthews" to "sʍǝɥʇʇɐW ʎɹɐ9"https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/UjD1MSSbjZBCharmian Matthews: My "influencing, rosy" Mom!A Mother’s Day tribute via anagrams2014-07-01 20:48:242982274488
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014
Hasna Areta Zakiya145#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-06-30 06:15:56438808
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO 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   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400114
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
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#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   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724
James Honzik18,824Sharers Meta-circle V:  This is a meta circle of circle sharers,  focusing on photography and art. This is version V, even bigger and better. It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.Peace. James#circlesharer #circle   #circles #circlefreaks    #publiccircle   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers    #sharingcircles    #circleshare    #endlesscircle #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles  #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles #photography#art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter   #circlemania #circlingtheglobe#director 2014-06-18 17:12:31458302338
Maulida Madura111Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-17 17:06:154965117
Maulida Madura68Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-10 02:14:55497609
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304
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
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
John Wood6,489I do my best to promote valuable g+ users from my circles according the following rules :► How much I like their posts► How much they support my activity on G+► How much they help to promote me and friends in my shared             circles► How much they interact with me and friends in my circles#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #MADBALL #topengagers #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles2014-06-03 12:29:094885931114
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

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2014-08-23 22:25:47 (269 comments, 47 reshares, 134 +1s) 

Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it
Ethnic hatred has become a basic element in the everyday life of Israeli youth, a forthcoming book finds.

“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day I see these Ishmaelites, who pass by the [bus] station and whistle. I wish them death.”

The student’s comments appear in a chapter devoted to ethnicity and racism among youth from a forthcoming book, “Scenesfrom School Life” (in H... more »

Most reshares: 47

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2014-08-23 22:25:47 (269 comments, 47 reshares, 134 +1s) 

Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it
Ethnic hatred has become a basic element in the everyday life of Israeli youth, a forthcoming book finds.

“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day I see these Ishmaelites, who pass by the [bus] station and whistle. I wish them death.”

The student’s comments appear in a chapter devoted to ethnicity and racism among youth from a forthcoming book, “Scenesfrom School Life” (in H... more »

Most plusones: 141

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2014-08-22 21:15:19 (127 comments, 26 reshares, 141 +1s) 

Better technology makes more and better jobs for horses humans?
The future where humans need not apply thanks to robot automation isn't as rosy as often predicted.

When mechanical muscle was replaced by automobiles, horses didn't get better jobs. A few of them did, some got demoted from real work to satisfying teenage girls an hour a week, but most of them were eaten.

Literally, the Western horse population declined enormously from it's peak around 1915 to present day numbers and ended up as horse meat.

So automation wasn't exactly good for our predecessors in the eat or be eaten game of progress, but would humans really fare better?

Would we find meaningful new jobs like writing poems, performing arts or other areas momentarily excluded from the rise of the bots? Maybe some of us, but there isn't... more »

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2014-09-17 18:40:43 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Engagement on G+ is so much more satisfying than 'followers'
I don't get as many plusones as +bandit or the other top dogs, but I equal the little dog in comments and reshares and that's why I love posting on G+.

Competing w/ The Big Dogs: An Experiment
If you have ever felt like you will never be able to compete with others that have large follower counts, this will give you hope. It doesn't take that many followers to get really good engagement here on Google Plus - you just need to find your target audience. 

Read More:
http://circloscope.com/extreme-google-plus-engagement

#socialmedia #googleplustips #circloscope   ___Engagement on G+ is so much more satisfying than 'followers'
I don't get as many plusones as +bandit or the other top dogs, but I equal the little dog in comments and reshares and that's why I love posting on G+.

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2014-09-17 15:10:01 (13 comments, 19 reshares, 31 +1s) 

30 million dollar and a new identity if you can tell who downed flight MH17
A German detective agency offers this extremely high reward on behalf of a mystery client to a whistleblower who can reveal who was behind the downing over the Ukraine of flight MH17. The money is already deposited on a Swiss bank so it's no hoax. 

The owner of the detective agency says he doesn't know the identity of the client, but the offer of a new identity suggests it's a state actor or an extremely influential group. 

To be rewarded you need to answer the following questions:
– Who shot down MH17 on July 17? 
– Who gave the order?
– Who covers up the shoot down? (Also, if it was by accident and not out of political, economic or military motivation)
– Who can provide details on the circumstances that led to the shoot down?
– Who was directlyinvolved wit... more »

30 million dollar and a new identity if you can tell who downed flight MH17
A German detective agency offers this extremely high reward on behalf of a mystery client to a whistleblower who can reveal who was behind the downing over the Ukraine of flight MH17. The money is already deposited on a Swiss bank so it's no hoax. 

The owner of the detective agency says he doesn't know the identity of the client, but the offer of a new identity suggests it's a state actor or an extremely influential group. 

To be rewarded you need to answer the following questions:
– Who shot down MH17 on July 17? 
– Who gave the order?
– Who covers up the shoot down? (Also, if it was by accident and not out of political, economic or military motivation)
– Who can provide details on the circumstances that led to the shoot down?
– Who was directly involved with the shoot down?
– What happened to the people that were involved with the shoot down? What happened to the weapon used?
- Who can name the people that cleared the shoot down?

So far the investigation in the shooting of MH17 progresses extremely slowly. The Dutch and Malaysian government will be interested in these questions, but it's very unlikely that they would interfere with the official Dutch led investigation.

My money is on Russia: if they are innocent as they claim, offering 30 million and a new identity is peanuts compared to the damages in international reputation and economic boycotts.


http://www.wifka.de/who-shot-down-mh17-30-million-dollars-reward-for-information.html___

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2014-09-17 13:50:09 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Head-up display lets you use your phone while focussing on the road
Interesting $300 pre-order smart device which shows you navigation, incoming messages, tweets, whatever projected in front of you.

You can deal with incoming stuff by using voice commands or gestures. The projection appears to be 6 feet in front of you so you don't need to refocus on traffic.

Safest solution out there and certainly very nifty, but you're still distracted if you start tweeting while driving

Head-up display lets you use your phone while focussing on the road
Interesting $300 pre-order smart device which shows you navigation, incoming messages, tweets, whatever projected in front of you.

You can deal with incoming stuff by using voice commands or gestures. The projection appears to be 6 feet in front of you so you don't need to refocus on traffic.

Safest solution out there and certainly very nifty, but you're still distracted if you start tweeting while driving___

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2014-09-16 23:56:11 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s) 

People always forget about the infra-structure ...
But the good thing about mankind is that we dream.

We think and without even inventing it, a light bulb shows up over our head :) If we all thought inside of the box, this guy would have invented razor blades or another method of much needed epilation to get his genes multiplied.

However he hacked away at a piece of stone to create his own future and invented the cables connecting him to the future.

Did it impress a girl or are his genes lost in search of an infra-structure? Chicken or egg, hacker or stillborn hairy idealist?

A #BadTimeStory... Lobala ka kozo... ;-)___People always forget about the infra-structure ...
But the good thing about mankind is that we dream.

We think and without even inventing it, a light bulb shows up over our head :) If we all thought inside of the box, this guy would have invented razor blades or another method of much needed epilation to get his genes multiplied.

However he hacked away at a piece of stone to create his own future and invented the cables connecting him to the future.

Did it impress a girl or are his genes lost in search of an infra-structure? Chicken or egg, hacker or stillborn hairy idealist?

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2014-09-16 19:39:06 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s) 

Universal keyboard (iOS, Android, Win) offers detachable stand
All laptops suffer from a huge ergonomic problem: the screen is attached to the keyboard. The consequence is that you have to look down at an uncomfortable angle to see what you're doing. The screen is too close and too low.

Microsoft just announced a flexible keyboard solution to use with a tablet of your choice. When you really have to work 'laptop' style, you can leave the stand (which doubles as the cover) and the keyboard attached and work in confined circumstances. 

For all other occasions you detach both and put the screen at the angle and distance you want. Extra advantage is that the combination of a tablet and a keyboard is easier to upgrade and to replace in case of mishaps. 

With bluetooth connecting to iOS, Android and Windows tablets (or even smartphones) it's afl... more »

Universal keyboard (iOS, Android, Win) offers detachable stand
All laptops suffer from a huge ergonomic problem: the screen is attached to the keyboard. The consequence is that you have to look down at an uncomfortable angle to see what you're doing. The screen is too close and too low.

Microsoft just announced a flexible keyboard solution to use with a tablet of your choice. When you really have to work 'laptop' style, you can leave the stand (which doubles as the cover) and the keyboard attached and work in confined circumstances. 

For all other occasions you detach both and put the screen at the angle and distance you want. Extra advantage is that the combination of a tablet and a keyboard is easier to upgrade and to replace in case of mishaps. 

With bluetooth connecting to iOS, Android and Windows tablets (or even smartphones) it's a flexible solution for $80. You can even control all three of them simultaneously and switch between operating systems with a dedicated key.

Typing comfort hasn't been reviewed as yet: if it's as good as a decent laptop it might be a flexible solution to carry a tablet and this keyboard

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/universal-mobile-keyboard/P2Z-00001#details___

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2014-09-15 22:44:49 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s) 

Leonard Cohen still going strong at almost 80! New album released
He still can't sing and he is still as convincing as he ever was as a singer songwriter. Best songs are as always with a choir or backing vocal.

Popular Problems seems to be freely available as a promotion for one week. The link that worked for me is below, but Google is your friend if that one doesn't work. 
http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/3380/muziek/article/detail/3748083/2014/09/15/Stream-exclusief-het-nieuwe-album-van-Leonard-Cohen.dhtml

What's your favorite song from this album?

Leonard Cohen still going strong at almost 80! New album released
He still can't sing and he is still as convincing as he ever was as a singer songwriter. Best songs are as always with a choir or backing vocal.

Popular Problems seems to be freely available as a promotion for one week. The link that worked for me is below, but Google is your friend if that one doesn't work. 
http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/3380/muziek/article/detail/3748083/2014/09/15/Stream-exclusief-het-nieuwe-album-van-Leonard-Cohen.dhtml

What's your favorite song from this album?___

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2014-09-15 22:01:53 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

More than two million (2,200.000) views on my posts since Saturday
Appreciate the interest, but what triggered this? I was quite happy having over 12 million views before this weekend, but this growth seems over the top. What happened?

edit: and why did Google tag this with Friday. Since Saturday I said, so they did the math the wrong way. Semantic knowledge at work +David Amerland  :)

More than two million (2,200.000) views on my posts since Saturday
Appreciate the interest, but what triggered this? I was quite happy having over 12 million views before this weekend, but this growth seems over the top. What happened?

edit: and why did Google tag this with Friday. Since Saturday I said, so they did the math the wrong way. Semantic knowledge at work +David Amerland  :)___

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2014-09-15 19:28:44 (25 comments, 9 reshares, 42 +1s) 

Apple opens website to remove U2 viral album from people's Itunes
The free album that got installed with two magic finger touches turned out to be quite sticky on iDevices

Apple comes to the rescue https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/offerOptOut

Hilarious fail of marketing move

Apple opens website to remove U2 viral album from people's Itunes
The free album that got installed with two magic finger touches turned out to be quite sticky on iDevices

Apple comes to the rescue https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/offerOptOut

Hilarious fail of marketing move___

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2014-09-15 17:49:34 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

The five pixels that shocked social media?
A week ago I shared an image which now disappeared thanks to censorship on G+. I assure you that there were only five pixels of a nipple which could be male or female....

The original, in hindsight ominous text was:
Could have 'shopped the nips a bit.. says one G+ commenter and on Facebook the photo has been censored according to +Trey Ratcliff 

If there is a problem with this photo, it's not the nipples, these five pixels on your screen, but the overall impression of a naked girl with two dressed men. Imagine all people involved being naked: the image would have been much stronger and very different, but of course then it would have been censored from all social media.

  continues. 

Acroyoga with a Splash

There's all kinds of yoga on the playa here.  Every day, in fact, there are probably about 20 official classes (of every possible sort).  And then, beyond that, many people practice yoga out in the open, here and there, whenever the mood strikes them.  Here's one of those particular moods!___The five pixels that shocked social media?
A week ago I shared an image which now disappeared thanks to censorship on G+. I assure you that there were only five pixels of a nipple which could be male or female....

The original, in hindsight ominous text was:
Could have 'shopped the nips a bit.. says one G+ commenter and on Facebook the photo has been censored according to +Trey Ratcliff 

If there is a problem with this photo, it's not the nipples, these five pixels on your screen, but the overall impression of a naked girl with two dressed men. Imagine all people involved being naked: the image would have been much stronger and very different, but of course then it would have been censored from all social media.

  continues. 

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2014-09-15 17:40:36 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Analyzing LinkedIn with a superb tool: recommended

NOD3x Data Discovery and Analysis for LinkedIn - coming this week...

This is just a little heads up for all our followers and community that we're re-launching LinkedIn analysis. This was omitted from NOD3x version 2, however we're pleased to say that it's back - with more power at your finger tips ;)

You'll now have all the analysis as per Google+ (and Twitter, Facebook and Instagram if you have a premium plan) plus be able to engage on posts and schedule content directly to LinkedIn from within NOD3x.

There's also some new functionality to filter profiles and companies to get to who you really need to!

LinkedIn add-on will be a premium upgrade but we'll be announcing a pre-launch offer each day this week that we're sure you'll be pleased with...

Watch this space... and thanks for your continued support :)

#LinkedIn   #NOD3x   #DataAnalysis   #SocialNetworkAnalysis  ___Analyzing LinkedIn with a superb tool: recommended

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2014-09-14 23:51:45 (9 comments, 23 reshares, 93 +1s) 

King of Calm, King of Swords
Word of advise Don’t Pull a Weapon You Aren’t Prepared to Use

King of Calm, King of Swords
Word of advise Don’t Pull a Weapon You Aren’t Prepared to Use___

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2014-09-13 22:55:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s) 

The beauty of black and white

Great photo +helen sotiriadis!

mithridatis, thinkin'.
one of a fairly large series of shots we liked. stay tuned for more.

thank you, +Mithridatis ImizBiz !___The beauty of black and white

Great photo +helen sotiriadis!

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2014-09-13 22:28:20 (44 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s) 

The executions go on: Brit David Haines beheaded by IS
It seems the British media are withholding the news, but elsewhere it's reported that there is a new cruel beheading video circulating. As reported David Haines (possibly under pressure) says:

“My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution. You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as you’re predecessor, Tony Blair, did. Following a trend amongst our British Prime Ministers who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans. Unfortunately, it is we, the British public, that will in the end pay the price for our Parliaments selfish decisions.”

Format and setting and probably even the butcher are the same as in the preceding three beheadings. Including the worryingannounc... more »

The executions go on: Brit David Haines beheaded by IS
It seems the British media are withholding the news, but elsewhere it's reported that there is a new cruel beheading video circulating. As reported David Haines (possibly under pressure) says:

“My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution. You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as you’re predecessor, Tony Blair, did. Following a trend amongst our British Prime Ministers who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans. Unfortunately, it is we, the British public, that will in the end pay the price for our Parliaments selfish decisions.”

Format and setting and probably even the butcher are the same as in the preceding three beheadings. Including the worrying announcement of the next potential victim, also a Brit. The IS butcher says:

“This British man has to pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State. Ironically, he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms. Your evil alliance with America which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the Haditha Dam will only accelerate your destruction. And playing the role of the obedient lapdog, Cameron, will only drag you and your people into another bloody and unwinnable war.”___

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2014-09-12 00:39:24 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

A discussion about Silicon Valley water and if you have the patience: it turns out to be about everything but water 

Strange world, but apparently this 'water' is hugely popular within Google, Facebook and other tech companies. The other fun is that the whole interview is about that strange thing of 'selling real products'. Actual physical objects. Its not an app, it's not a service, it's a miracle apparently... Something you can hold and have to distribute. 

Is 'physical goods' so alien to Silicon Valley (and did we lose the meaning of 'water' somewhere in the last decade?)

The hot new drink at Silicon Valley tech companies. Meet the founder behind Hint Water, Kara Goldin. Learn more at http://www.drinkhint.com___A discussion about Silicon Valley water and if you have the patience: it turns out to be about everything but water 

Strange world, but apparently this 'water' is hugely popular within Google, Facebook and other tech companies. The other fun is that the whole interview is about that strange thing of 'selling real products'. Actual physical objects. Its not an app, it's not a service, it's a miracle apparently... Something you can hold and have to distribute. 

Is 'physical goods' so alien to Silicon Valley (and did we lose the meaning of 'water' somewhere in the last decade?)

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2014-09-11 23:05:20 (33 comments, 23 reshares, 91 +1s) 

Apple Pay now available for Android: first iPayD hack!
Apple promises that you will be able to pay by waving your iPhone in front of a pay terminal in some popular US shops. Amazing, so I spent the last 48 hours understanding this new technology, finding loopholes, hacking a bit or two and of course putting my solution to the test.

I wanted to find a way to use my existing Android phone to make a contactless payment and to make it even more challenging I had to do this in Europe...

It's done ladies and gentlemen. I proudly present the Android hack to Apple Pay. For now I'll call it iPayD after I Paid with a Droid

As most Android phones don't have a fingerprint reader that was the first thing we had to circumvent. Well, that wasn't too hard after all. Turned out to be unnecessary.

Next problem is that my trusty Android doesn't... more »

Apple Pay now available for Android: first iPayD hack!
Apple promises that you will be able to pay by waving your iPhone in front of a pay terminal in some popular US shops. Amazing, so I spent the last 48 hours understanding this new technology, finding loopholes, hacking a bit or two and of course putting my solution to the test.

I wanted to find a way to use my existing Android phone to make a contactless payment and to make it even more challenging I had to do this in Europe...

It's done ladies and gentlemen. I proudly present the Android hack to Apple Pay. For now I'll call it iPayD after I Paid with a Droid

As most Android phones don't have a fingerprint reader that was the first thing we had to circumvent. Well, that wasn't too hard after all. Turned out to be unnecessary.

Next problem is that my trusty Android doesn't contain a unique Apple created credit card number equivalent. Or something like it as I couldn't find any store actually accepting Apple Pay here in Europe so this part is a bit vague.

Never mind, I resolutionary rethought the problem and learned everything I wanted to know from sites like the Verge. They explained that pulling a credit card from your wallet, swiping it and  returning it, was hard work and should be replaced by just waving your phone in front of the stunned cashier.

How to do this with just some simple Droid? The solution I came up with after lots of research could be privileged information under your local law, could well be covered by patent laws or DRM regulations so please memorize and destroy this text.

First thing, get your credit (or debit card) from your wallet. Relax, you'll only have to do this once. Now check if it's a NFC enabled card. Most are in Europe anno 2014, but if you have an older one, ask your bank to replace it.

Now, and this is the tricky part, put that card at the back of your phone case. Just slide it in at the back between the phone and the case and leave it there face up. This will be the new permanent setup and key to this hack.

Now step forward to the cashier 'phone drawn' and wave in front of the machine. Don't touch. This is high tech wizardry in the making. Just wave that hacked android. The cashier's machine will possibly bleep to welcome you. Don't be afraid, that's good news.

Now step forward,  sign the slip and off you go. You paid without ever having to draw your wallet and without the need for a new iPhone. Now how amazing is that?


(pssst if the amount is under 25E you don't even have to sign in most Euro countries. If you don't say 'iPaiD' to the cashier it will be a truly contactless payment :)


P.S. for the technically minded the hack involves NFC (complex tech, but rest assured available on most Androids), phone cases (slightly lower tech, some Android users don't have them, but iPhone people will always protect their phones with one. Can be obtained for $2) and the courage to say iPayD instead of Apple Pay.___

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2014-09-11 21:47:44 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Did Google acquire an expert in polls for talent or for their our data?
Google just took over a small company specialized in online polls. One out of 449 internetters has used a voting poll created by Polar said the company blurb.

That's a lot of data on people if they actually stored them. One poll means nothing but the combined results could tell more about you than you ever wanted to tell the world, let alone a company.

Google's data mining capabilities and prior knowledge could be a gold mine for advertisers and a horror scenario for the privacy conscious.

Are all our opinions now being matched with everything Google already knows about us?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113882113745075873153/posts/WUQjfPZGJaE

Did Google acquire an expert in polls for talent or for their our data?
Google just took over a small company specialized in online polls. One out of 449 internetters has used a voting poll created by Polar said the company blurb.

That's a lot of data on people if they actually stored them. One poll means nothing but the combined results could tell more about you than you ever wanted to tell the world, let alone a company.

Google's data mining capabilities and prior knowledge could be a gold mine for advertisers and a horror scenario for the privacy conscious.

Are all our opinions now being matched with everything Google already knows about us?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113882113745075873153/posts/WUQjfPZGJaE___

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2014-09-11 19:14:42 (63 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s) 

You Go First: Is Obama's Coalition actually going to bomb Syria?
We live in the age of consent; you can't just drop some bombs on a country because you suspect terrorists on their soil. Worse, you can't even attack a country without permission of the Security Council and you need a very strong case that it's just self defense, your honor.

Oh wait, you could, We did so in Afghanistan and repeated the trick in Iraq and now these are nice and peaceful countries where western democracy has settled and the people feel liberated now.

The coalition of the willing of that era has fallen apart and their governments have been criticized. Heck, it even cost Tony Blair his good standing. Poor guy now makes a living advising obscure Eastern dictators. 

Speaking about Eastern. If Russia can't interfere in Ukraine surely we can't interfere in Syria. Or... more »

You Go First: Is Obama's Coalition actually going to bomb Syria?
We live in the age of consent; you can't just drop some bombs on a country because you suspect terrorists on their soil. Worse, you can't even attack a country without permission of the Security Council and you need a very strong case that it's just self defense, your honor.

Oh wait, you could, We did so in Afghanistan and repeated the trick in Iraq and now these are nice and peaceful countries where western democracy has settled and the people feel liberated now.

The coalition of the willing of that era has fallen apart and their governments have been criticized. Heck, it even cost Tony Blair his good standing. Poor guy now makes a living advising obscure Eastern dictators. 

Speaking about Eastern. If Russia can't interfere in Ukraine surely we can't interfere in Syria. Or can we?

But surely this is for a good cause. Nobody wants an Islamic State so everybody will be happy if we 'destroy them'.

Well, it depends on who you ask. Not every government where IS is active, is looking forward to spontaneous bombings. Case in point Assad who struggles with a civil war, is still not happy with the idea of Western planes dropping bombs on his country. Call the guy nationalistic, but he will have this in common with most national leaders. He says he would like to be consulted at least...

Iran then, a country which doesn't share any warm religious feelings with the IS Sunnis and a close neighbor in the region; are they in favor of Western bombs? Nope, they are not. They find it slightly hypocrite that coalition members in the recent past supported "financially and military' the very same terrorists in Iraq and Syria which they are now expected to bomb.

Other countries then; surely some members of this coalition must be willing to destroy and destruct as Obama likes saying. 

Nah, Germany and even Great Britain say just dropping bombs on a country without consent, is a bridge too far. That leaves us with Denmark, Poland an Austria, well know military air forces which will crumble the Islamic State....

Or the as yet unnamed list of Arab states. Like they will actively fight...

Yes, as Sunni states, they would like to see Syria which has a Shiite majority, fall. However as religious brothers of IS their support will be limited to words, a bit of money and maybe the use by the  Americans of their airports.

Saudi-Arabia and Qatar have on paper the means to support this 'coalition' but both have actively supported IS with weapons and money and share the Sunni belief, so they are hardly the reliable partners to build a coalition on. 

Forging an international coalition is never easy, but this must be the most cripple one in recent history. Nobody will go first; the US seems to be walking this alone...

Options for the West:
- boots on the ground repeat of Afghanistan/Iraq. Chase IS in Syria and Iraq and defeat them. 

Pro: It would deprive IS of their (sources of) wealth like oil, banks etc. and it would destroy their heavy weapons as well as disrupt their organization.
Contra: body bags will come back in disturbing high numbers so public opinion won't accept it. And defeat is possible, but destruction not. IS can survive a military defeat.

- air strikes on strategic targets and kill leaders / destabilize with drones.  

Pro: public opinion loves the show of force. No body bags. Air strikes disrupt further progress by IS. Kurds and Iraqi army are helped with an air cover.

Contra: which strategic targets? it's not a regular army so hardly any centralized resources to go after. Enemy knows how drones work. Also they are less effective without intelligence on the ground and IS terror rule will stop special forces and local informants.

- do nothing, let the locals sort it out.

Pro: cheap, no major political risks, Iran and Turkey have sufficient motives to help southern Iraq beat IS.

Contra: public opinion wants 'something' for cruelty shown on television. No strategic gains to be made in the region, they could well decide to go it alone and ignore the West.___

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2014-09-09 18:34:53 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s) 

In hindsight Bill Gates was a style icon and a brilliant speaker
Kevin Lynch must be the most boring guy to listen to. Apple wants to appeal to fashionistas by parading some old blokes with the dressing sense of uh, yip, Bill Gate, texting each other hits from the eighties...

This message is courtesy of a broken stream in which this Apple watch evangelist went into a repeat loop. Biggest event, highest quality, but they can't get a live stream to people? #NerdWatch  

#Apple #fashion ? #womenAtApple ?

In hindsight Bill Gates was a style icon and a brilliant speaker
Kevin Lynch must be the most boring guy to listen to. Apple wants to appeal to fashionistas by parading some old blokes with the dressing sense of uh, yip, Bill Gate, texting each other hits from the eighties...

This message is courtesy of a broken stream in which this Apple watch evangelist went into a repeat loop. Biggest event, highest quality, but they can't get a live stream to people? #NerdWatch  

#Apple #fashion ? #womenAtApple ?___

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2014-09-07 20:10:35 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 53 +1s) 

Thinking outside inside of the coloring box?

___Thinking outside inside of the coloring box?

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2014-09-06 23:09:36 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s) 

I couldn't resist the urge to share this post: 200K?

So he had to improvise without a stapler...___I couldn't resist the urge to share this post: 200K?

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2014-09-06 23:04:50 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Instagram for the win?

Hello to longtime +Google+ subject experts & enthusiasts! — I've been absent a good while, so I have a fresh perspective & questions on Google+ adoption:  Who does "What's Hot & Recommended" appeal to? Which demographic? (Read more for larger perspective)


This is also a hi to +Dave Besbris — we chatted a few times before you moved into your present G+ role. ... With some of these #Google+ experts +mentioned below, we've been having such discussions since year 1 of Google+ . I live in the heart of San Francisco, work in tech, hire people in their 20's. This, I'm sure, will sound hard to believe — it's nuts to me, but true: Over the past 3 years, of the 15 people I have hired (people move on, I've replaced) seriously not one of these college educated smart people used Google+ .

I'd sing its praises, point out, draw out its differentiations from other products — still — nope, they weren't interested.

All the while, I myself was active on Google+, interacting with all of you —and we're all swatting down the constant strawman in Tech Blog/ Tech Industry writing — Google+ not really used (I wont even use the GT word). So clearly the product is fantastic, but why is that so difficult to communicate to certain segments of people? ...

My nieces just got past high school and into college... They don't use it. They used facebook but not anymore, as everybody knows: it's tapered off since their parents dug in swapping nostalgia photos, recounting old times.

They don't read emails; and for sure won't reply to them... not just to Uncles — they'll tell you right out "I dont use email, except for school". Everything is phone text — or —

2 years ago they were using snapchat, and I thought, come on now, i know what that's for — and they swore to me, no, it's not just for sexting. And I found out actually it was used by lots of people in place of texting and sending any kind of photos because the #interface was so damn simple. Speaking as a UX guy, I was surprised and impressed by how simple. (They still use it from what they say to me)

I myself for past 6-9 months have been using #twitter almost exclusively for social media for news discovery, design topics, etc... and when used with a multicolumn, multi-stream app like tweetdeck, I have found it really fantastic. Except for the character count, which, for someone like me is really hard. I follow a lot of indie journalists and real-time news stories and I don't think anything beats it.

But I check with my nieces, and no, they never use twitter— not interested. And I saw the pattern shift on twitter this past year:  Lots of "headline" + hashtag + instagram photo & link; and during #Ferguson shooting protests, became the dominant photo & video rapid-publish method for VICE news and others. I "instantly" saw why:  Photo/video + much longer character count to comment, + interaction right there.

And yes, my nieces, now in fresh+soph college, use instagram a lot. 

So that finally leads me to "What's Hot & Recommended":  If somebody decided "ok, sure why not, I'll try Google+, and they wanted to see what's actively being talked about on Google+, this is what they's come to:

https://plus.google.com/u/1/explore/_

Seriously, +Dave Besbris, +Yonatan Zunger — do you really think that's a useful algorithm? If so, whom does it serve? Which demographic is being helped by Google+'s recommendations here? Don't you think there's room for improvement — to grab someone's interest who's just come to Google+ for the first time?

Thanks for reading all! My apologies to whomever I left off this list.

+Jaana Nyström +Ronnie Bincer +martin shervington +Mark Traphagen +Yifat Cohen +Lisa Borel  #UI #algorithms #usability  ___Instagram for the win?

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2014-09-06 21:30:14 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 63 +1s) 

Eyeing privacy

___Eyeing privacy

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2014-09-05 23:18:36 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s) 

The cat's is out of the bag  in the bag or is it a Schrödinger's cat ?
check your equipment before you either violate quantum mechanics or your better half reports missing some white fur

So how are you prepping for #500px Global Photo Walk tomorrow? Show us your camera bags! Reply by commenting below with a photo of your Photo Walk gear! #WeAre500px

Photo by Luka Esenko___The cat's is out of the bag  in the bag or is it a Schrödinger's cat ?
check your equipment before you either violate quantum mechanics or your better half reports missing some white fur

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2014-09-05 23:03:26 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Bill Gates built a machine to get his ice bucket, but this guy is boss

That must've hurt...

#alsicebucketchallenge  ___Bill Gates built a machine to get his ice bucket, but this guy is boss

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2014-09-03 20:43:22 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s) 

How many of you are sure you don't violate cloud rules on content?
You can't store unlawful, harassing, threatening, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, abusive, violent, obscene, vulgar, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise objectionable content says Apple's iCloud, but the list is as good as identical for Google, Microsoft or whatever cloud storage. 

I'm afraid my content could well be considered unlawful as I have no idea which laws I have to abide by. American I guess? I don't know them that well so I probably violated them in the last 25 years by writing documents, emailing, making photos or storing software.

Libelous Guilty your honor, I have said things which could well be libelous under whatever book you throw at me. 

Threatening? You bet. I have had my share of unashameddeb... more »

How many of you are sure you don't violate cloud rules on content?
You can't store unlawful, harassing, threatening, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, abusive, violent, obscene, vulgar, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise objectionable content says Apple's iCloud, but the list is as good as identical for Google, Microsoft or whatever cloud storage. 

I'm afraid my content could well be considered unlawful as I have no idea which laws I have to abide by. American I guess? I don't know them that well so I probably violated them in the last 25 years by writing documents, emailing, making photos or storing software.

Libelous Guilty your honor, I have said things which could well be libelous under whatever book you throw at me. 

Threatening? You bet. I have had my share of unashamed debtors who I had to threaten with court cases just to pay up for services rendered. You will find these documents in my your cloud.

obscene? Now that's not really my thing, but I might have uploaded a photo with a nipple showing. If you have a panel of prudent Americans out there scanning my photos I could again be guilty as charged.

Oh, and if you escape all of these you will probably be catched by otherwise objectionable content All my content over the years must have been 'otherwise objectionable' according to laws, regulations and morality I 'm not acquainted with. 

If everything would have been stored in the cloud I'm certain that somewhere, sometime I would have violated the terms of service meaning that the content would have been deleted and my data lost. 

Even if you don't store naked pictures of yourself or the celeb you're dating, you have a 100% chance of losing your content due to violation of any of these silly terms of services.

The good thing though is that the content which is most 'illegal' will probably 'leak' from the cloud all over the internet so you will have a backup of your naked selfies___

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2014-09-03 19:17:23 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Police use of high tech tools is hidden from the public (and attorneys)
By using so called secondary investigation methods the police obfuscates the usage of high tech and illegal tools to spy on people.

Once you know that person X had phone call Y it's easy enough to find evidence through traditional means to make the initial discovery valid in a court case. Good share by +Andreas Schou 

This is profoundly dangerous.

As the surveillance techniques available to the police change, we rely on court supervision to give us more (and more general) rules governing their use. This is the reason that, for instance, the police can't use infrared cameras to look through the walls of your house, or use laser microphones to listen: it doesn't matter that the vibrations or heat are technically exiting your house; you have a reasonable expectation that no one will look.

Since the turn of the millennium, there have been enormous advances in electronic surveillance. Information scraped by the NSA can be forwarded on to the FBI or DEA, and fake "repeater" towers can intercept enormous volumes of cellphone calls -- and considering the poor state of telecom encryption, most of that information is in plaintext or close to it. And what sort of oversight have we gotten?

Essentially none.

American law enforcement agencies have gone to tremendous lengths to scrape together second-source data to cover their electronic techniques, exposing essentially none of their advanced surveillance to courts. As a result, as the sophistication of surveillance increases, the law of surveillance remains fixed in the 1990s -- well before any of the truly terrifying surveillance techniques were developed.

If we intend to remain a liberal state -- and we should -- then this sort of dragnet surveillance must be exposed to oversight outside the executive branch. ___Police use of high tech tools is hidden from the public (and attorneys)
By using so called secondary investigation methods the police obfuscates the usage of high tech and illegal tools to spy on people.

Once you know that person X had phone call Y it's easy enough to find evidence through traditional means to make the initial discovery valid in a court case. Good share by +Andreas Schou 

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2014-09-03 15:55:24 (43 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Windows strikes back with Chromebook competitor
Asus just revealed a new laptop for less than 199E ($260) weighing less than a kilogram, sporting a rapid processor, no fan, an 11.6"screen and a full sized keyboard. Expected battery time around 12 hours.

If the keyboard really is full-sized and the battery time realistic this is a great travelmate running all Windows programs out there

Oh, the hard disk is replaced by either 32 or 64GB of memory, but there is a slot for SD-cards. You also get 500GB in the cloud for 2 years.

Another interesting feature is up to 14 days standby with real-time updates in sleep mode which seems targeted directly at the perceived Chrome book advantage

Windows strikes back with Chromebook competitor
Asus just revealed a new laptop for less than 199E ($260) weighing less than a kilogram, sporting a rapid processor, no fan, an 11.6"screen and a full sized keyboard. Expected battery time around 12 hours.

If the keyboard really is full-sized and the battery time realistic this is a great travelmate running all Windows programs out there

Oh, the hard disk is replaced by either 32 or 64GB of memory, but there is a slot for SD-cards. You also get 500GB in the cloud for 2 years.

Another interesting feature is up to 14 days standby with real-time updates in sleep mode which seems targeted directly at the perceived Chrome book advantage___

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2014-09-02 23:12:25 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s) 

The five pixels that shocked social media?
Could have 'shopped the nips a bit.. says one G+ commenter and on Facebook the photo has been censored according to +Trey Ratcliff 

If there is a problem with this photo, it's not the nipples, these five pixels on your screen, but the overall impression of a naked girl with two dressed men. Imagine all people involved being naked: the image would have been much stronger and very different, but of course then it would have been censored from all social media.

#nipplegate  continues. 

Acroyoga with a Splash

There's all kinds of yoga on the playa here.  Every day, in fact, there are probably about 20 official classes (of every possible sort).  And then, beyond that, many people practice yoga out in the open, here and there, whenever the mood strikes them.  Here's one of those particular moods!___The five pixels that shocked social media?
Could have 'shopped the nips a bit.. says one G+ commenter and on Facebook the photo has been censored according to +Trey Ratcliff 

If there is a problem with this photo, it's not the nipples, these five pixels on your screen, but the overall impression of a naked girl with two dressed men. Imagine all people involved being naked: the image would have been much stronger and very different, but of course then it would have been censored from all social media.

#nipplegate  continues. 

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2014-09-02 22:54:50 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s) 

Merc Style - A classic piece of vintage advertising !
#TheWho #KeithMoon #Mods 

Merc Style - A classic piece of vintage advertising !
#TheWho #KeithMoon #Mods ___

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2014-09-02 22:10:34 (88 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Does your pronunciation of English fit your audience?
Speaking 'proper English' often helps your credibility and international success, but should you speak Queens English, American (and which dialect), the lovely singsong of Indian English or another variant to succeed?

I'm not a native speaker so at school we learned British English as a second language. We listened to the predecessors of Tony Blair, like Margaret Thatcher and were expected to manage this strange vowel mix called 'Received Pronunciation'

However school wasn't that important in absorbing English. Television and movies formed us, so the American pronunciation had more impact. The Boston accent of the Kennedys, the drawls from Lousiana and foremost in these days the typical nasal New York American stuck.

The world at large is formed by the English they actually hear and... more »

Does your pronunciation of English fit your audience?
Speaking 'proper English' often helps your credibility and international success, but should you speak Queens English, American (and which dialect), the lovely singsong of Indian English or another variant to succeed?

I'm not a native speaker so at school we learned British English as a second language. We listened to the predecessors of Tony Blair, like Margaret Thatcher and were expected to manage this strange vowel mix called 'Received Pronunciation'

However school wasn't that important in absorbing English. Television and movies formed us, so the American pronunciation had more impact. The Boston accent of the Kennedys, the drawls from Lousiana and foremost in these days the typical nasal New York American stuck.

The world at large is formed by the English they actually hear and with more and more non native speakers this will become a new kind of 'international' English.

If you watch the below video (and ignore that it's blatantly commercial as well as targeted at the deaf, seeing all the over the top facial expressions ) would you agree that a new English emerges? 

Lots of international gatherings nowadays use a sort of global English which seems to be different from any local pronunciation. It's noticeable that native English speakers with a heavy local accent are more misunderstood than the new 'second language English' speakers.
 
Is getting rid of your local English accent key to global communications? Should we invent a 'neutral' English? And what would we lose in the process?___

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2014-09-01 23:58:02 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Complex machinery in Philips advanced labs anno 1984: what is it?

We only know that the Philips research lab (NatLab) was ahead of its time. They invented things like the CD around that time, but what could this possibly be?*

photo by Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990)

Complex machinery in Philips advanced labs anno 1984: what is it?

We only know that the Philips research lab (NatLab) was ahead of its time. They invented things like the CD around that time, but what could this possibly be?*

photo by Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990)___

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2014-08-31 23:36:09 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Watch actors showing up to honor the deceased and his family

Watch actors showing up to honor the deceased and his family___

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2014-08-31 00:09:43 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 135 +1s) 

What a shot, what an architecture

tnx +Karen Peck 

Natural History Museum - Richard Beresford Harris Photography http://on.fb.me/1vWb6F1 Natural History Museum, London, UK  #naturalhistorymuseum #architecture #greatbuildings___What a shot, what an architecture

tnx +Karen Peck 

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2014-08-30 21:24:48 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s) 

Don't Blink

one of my favorite images of nicky. ___Don't Blink

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2014-08-30 19:15:27 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s) 

The EU has new leaders.... If only they could understand each other or the world at large
The likes of Merkel, Cameron, Hollande etc congregrated today in Brussels and in all their wisdom chose some fine new Europeans to lead us all into the future..

New European President Donald Tusk doesn't speak English or French, but he must be good in Polish. The freshly elected High Representative for Foreign Relations doesn't speak the language of international diplomacy as she has zero experience.

Together they won't understand each other nor the world at large.
Some fine choices again..... 

The reasoning was probably that electing a Polish prime minister as European President would be a 'strong' signal to Rusland and supportive for the Eastern European countries. And it helps that nobody will understand him, makes it easier to ignore him in... more »

The EU has new leaders.... If only they could understand each other or the world at large
The likes of Merkel, Cameron, Hollande etc congregrated today in Brussels and in all their wisdom chose some fine new Europeans to lead us all into the future..

New European President Donald Tusk doesn't speak English or French, but he must be good in Polish. The freshly elected High Representative for Foreign Relations doesn't speak the language of international diplomacy as she has zero experience.

Together they won't understand each other nor the world at large.
Some fine choices again..... 

The reasoning was probably that electing a Polish prime minister as European President would be a 'strong' signal to Rusland and supportive for the Eastern European countries. And it helps that nobody will understand him, makes it easier to ignore him in times of crisis until he found himself a translator.

Italian Federica Mogherini was chosen to head European foreign relations because well, uhm, her predecessor was a woman and that worked well so let's repeat that. 

Nobody ever took notice of Lady Ashton, so a 41 year old girl, just six month on the job as foreign minister in Italy will be even better less noticeable. 

After all, we can't have strong European leadership as the old boys heading the national governments wouldn't like that. 

Europe one voice? Speaking in tongues like always!___

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2014-08-30 17:33:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Board meeting at Staples
Funny, but even better thanks to the cameo appearance by "father of the internet' +vint cerf ;) 
check 0:39

Board meeting at Staples
Funny, but even better thanks to the cameo appearance by "father of the internet' +vint cerf ;) 
check 0:39___

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2014-08-29 00:10:57 (59 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s) 

Obama's Management By Doubt: A First For American Presidents?
He admits he doesn't know what to do on Isis/IS, wants his staff to come up with plans and sends out Kerry to assemble yet another 'coalition of the willing'

Meanwhile James Foley seems to have been tortured by waterboarding and we're still waiting for the US senate report to admit the US did indeed torture by that same method.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/captives-held-by-islamic-state-were-waterboarded/2014/08/28/2b4e1962-2ec9-11e4-9b98-848790384093_story.html 

Stuck between a hard rock and a desert he is, but a nice suit :)

#Iraq #WhiteHouse #WhiteSuit #Isis #IS #Foley #Torture  

Obama's Management By Doubt: A First For American Presidents?
He admits he doesn't know what to do on Isis/IS, wants his staff to come up with plans and sends out Kerry to assemble yet another 'coalition of the willing'

Meanwhile James Foley seems to have been tortured by waterboarding and we're still waiting for the US senate report to admit the US did indeed torture by that same method.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/captives-held-by-islamic-state-were-waterboarded/2014/08/28/2b4e1962-2ec9-11e4-9b98-848790384093_story.html 

Stuck between a hard rock and a desert he is, but a nice suit :)

#Iraq #WhiteHouse #WhiteSuit #Isis #IS #Foley #Torture  ___

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2014-08-28 00:47:06 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s) 

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
50 years to the day and I can still pronounce it without missing a beat.
For those who can't suːpərˌkælɨˌfrædʒɨˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɨˈdoʊʃəs/

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
50 years to the day and I can still pronounce it without missing a beat.
For those who can't suːpərˌkælɨˌfrædʒɨˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɨˈdoʊʃəs/___

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2014-08-28 00:10:05 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s) 

This is how Ebola looks: helping victims at severe risks for meds
It's amazing what doctors and nurses do to treat and help cure people.

Dressed in protective and sweaty outfits as Ebola is very contagious, they can only work for an hour at a time before going through a sanitizing protocol which is extremely strict. And there is a reason for that as over 120 meds died while helping victims and more are ill.

Hidden behind their ski masks they try to make contact with the victims. No skin on skin contact can be allowed so they can only do so much.

It's great that we have people willing to do the most difficult and dangerous work imaginable: no ice buckets here but these doctors and nurses deserve so much more!

This is how Ebola looks: helping victims at severe risks for meds
It's amazing what doctors and nurses do to treat and help cure people.

Dressed in protective and sweaty outfits as Ebola is very contagious, they can only work for an hour at a time before going through a sanitizing protocol which is extremely strict. And there is a reason for that as over 120 meds died while helping victims and more are ill.

Hidden behind their ski masks they try to make contact with the victims. No skin on skin contact can be allowed so they can only do so much.

It's great that we have people willing to do the most difficult and dangerous work imaginable: no ice buckets here but these doctors and nurses deserve so much more!___

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2014-08-27 22:12:34 (48 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Making it a criminal offence for kids to play outside unsupervised?
Many Americans believe kids as old as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, indoors or outside, according to a new poll that found a high number of people (82%) would support laws making it illegal to allow a 9-year-old to play unsupervised at the park.

63 percent said that 12 years old is too young to play without supervision.

I spent my whole youth playing unsupervised; what about you?

tnx for the link +Wayne Radinsky 

http://ktar.com/22/1760675/Let-kids-play-outside-alone-It-should-be-a-crime-poll-says

Making it a criminal offence for kids to play outside unsupervised?
Many Americans believe kids as old as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, indoors or outside, according to a new poll that found a high number of people (82%) would support laws making it illegal to allow a 9-year-old to play unsupervised at the park.

63 percent said that 12 years old is too young to play without supervision.

I spent my whole youth playing unsupervised; what about you?

tnx for the link +Wayne Radinsky 

http://ktar.com/22/1760675/Let-kids-play-outside-alone-It-should-be-a-crime-poll-says___

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2014-08-26 20:41:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Child's Play War?

photo by Jason Reed

Child's Play War?

photo by Jason Reed___

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2014-08-25 23:28:40 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s) 

50 Shades of Gray? Not in the 2014 'Murica segregation reality
White Americans have 91 white friends and only 1 black friend. Vice versa black Americans have 83 white friends and 8 white friends. So they do better in bridging the gap, but the canyon of racial divide is still there

image by the Washington Post

#Ferguson  

50 Shades of Gray? Not in the 2014 'Murica segregation reality
White Americans have 91 white friends and only 1 black friend. Vice versa black Americans have 83 white friends and 8 white friends. So they do better in bridging the gap, but the canyon of racial divide is still there

image by the Washington Post

#Ferguson  ___

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2014-08-25 21:32:08 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Join the 'Great Costa Rica Dental Vacations Community'  ???

When I want to rest my teeth, I either go to bed or switch to drinking. They are not allowed to go on holiday and my wisdom teeth say no to sexy photos.

Seriously Google,  why do I get these kind of invites on a daily basis? Your algorithms by now should know that I'm not especially into dental vacations, boobs, palm trees (I happen to live in an environment where the latter are in abundance)

Neither am I interested in the '1,000 Health and Fitness Followers for You' community, nor the Hidden Forces; They run our world'' one.  I did appreciate the invite to 'Hiking Companies In Nepal', but Google you could have known that I'm scared of heights and not exactly in that business.

These are just a few random invites to communities of the last fewwe... more »

Join the 'Great Costa Rica Dental Vacations Community'  ???

When I want to rest my teeth, I either go to bed or switch to drinking. They are not allowed to go on holiday and my wisdom teeth say no to sexy photos.

Seriously Google,  why do I get these kind of invites on a daily basis? Your algorithms by now should know that I'm not especially into dental vacations, boobs, palm trees (I happen to live in an environment where the latter are in abundance)

Neither am I interested in the '1,000 Health and Fitness Followers for You' community, nor the Hidden Forces; They run our world'' one.  I did appreciate the invite to 'Hiking Companies In Nepal', but Google you could have known that I'm scared of heights and not exactly in that business.

These are just a few random invites to communities of the last few weeks. I get one daily and I'm never tempted whatever their accompanying photo.

Why Google, can't you filter these out based on my real interests? Which silly invites to communities did you get?

*It wasn't Costa Rica, but a comparable country. I didn't want to advertize the real community who sent out this remarkable close-up of brushing technology.___

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2014-08-25 20:34:14 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

August 2014: The Return Of The BlueHeads?
On my recent posts I get an amazing amount of 'bluehead' commenters, otherwise known as people without any profile photo at all.

These profiles were quite common in 2011, but over time Google seemed to do a good job of getting people to set some sort of profile photo. Suddenly they seem to be back; not only on post soliciting new posters to respond, but on some deeper debates as well.

Is it just me or are the blueheads back in town?

P.S. and possibly related: the number of 'deleted comments due to spam' seems to have increased as well. I used to restore them all as it's never spam, but comments not accepted by Google for some reason (like relatively new accounts making multiple comments). 

Recently however I had 100 of these deleted comments which due to the lack of tools Google... more »

August 2014: The Return Of The BlueHeads?
On my recent posts I get an amazing amount of 'bluehead' commenters, otherwise known as people without any profile photo at all.

These profiles were quite common in 2011, but over time Google seemed to do a good job of getting people to set some sort of profile photo. Suddenly they seem to be back; not only on post soliciting new posters to respond, but on some deeper debates as well.

Is it just me or are the blueheads back in town?

P.S. and possibly related: the number of 'deleted comments due to spam' seems to have increased as well. I used to restore them all as it's never spam, but comments not accepted by Google for some reason (like relatively new accounts making multiple comments). 

Recently however I had 100 of these deleted comments which due to the lack of tools Google offers were impossible to restore. I can't check every grayed comment , click on restore and move to the other one. Please give me some decent tools +Yonatan Zunger ___

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2014-08-25 20:19:15 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Are there startups out there interested in participating?

Let me know by commenting or PM

#FiWare  #Startups #europe

This September in Münich come to ECFI, the European Conference on the Future Internet, and attend the grand opening of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme! #startups   #accelerators  #europe___Are there startups out there interested in participating?

Let me know by commenting or PM

#FiWare  #Startups #europe

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2014-08-24 18:36:29 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Enjoying a moment is not what it used to be

Enjoying a moment is not what it used to be___

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2014-08-23 22:25:47 (269 comments, 47 reshares, 134 +1s) 

Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it
Ethnic hatred has become a basic element in the everyday life of Israeli youth, a forthcoming book finds.

“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day I see these Ishmaelites, who pass by the [bus] station and whistle. I wish them death.”

The student’s comments appear in a chapter devoted to ethnicity and racism among youth from a forthcoming book, “Scenesfrom School Life” (in H... more »

Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it
Ethnic hatred has become a basic element in the everyday life of Israeli youth, a forthcoming book finds.

“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day I see these Ishmaelites, who pass by the [bus] station and whistle. I wish them death.”

The student’s comments appear in a chapter devoted to ethnicity and racism among youth from a forthcoming book, “Scenes from School Life” (in Hebrew) by Idan Yaron and Yoram Harpaz. The book is based on anthropological observations made by Dr. Yaron, a sociologist, over the course of three years in a six-year, secular high school in the Israeli heartland – “the most average school we could find,” says Harpaz, a professor of education.

The book is nothing short of a page-turner, especially now, following the overt displays of racism and hatred of the Other that have been revealed in the country in the past month or so. Maybe “revealed” isn’t the right word, as it suggests surprise at the intensity of the phenomenon. But Yaron’s descriptions of what he saw at the school show that such hatred is a basic everyday element among youth, and a key component of their identity.

Yaron portrays the hatred without rose-colored glasses or any attempt to present it as a sign of social “unity.” What he observed is unfiltered hatred. One conclusion that arises from the text is how little the education system is able – or wants – to deal with the racism problem.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/204563/israeli-teens-gripped-by-virulent-racism/#ixzz3BFyOnjh2 #Israel   #racism  ___

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2014-08-22 21:15:19 (127 comments, 26 reshares, 141 +1s) 

Better technology makes more and better jobs for horses humans?
The future where humans need not apply thanks to robot automation isn't as rosy as often predicted.

When mechanical muscle was replaced by automobiles, horses didn't get better jobs. A few of them did, some got demoted from real work to satisfying teenage girls an hour a week, but most of them were eaten.

Literally, the Western horse population declined enormously from it's peak around 1915 to present day numbers and ended up as horse meat.

So automation wasn't exactly good for our predecessors in the eat or be eaten game of progress, but would humans really fare better?

Would we find meaningful new jobs like writing poems, performing arts or other areas momentarily excluded from the rise of the bots? Maybe some of us, but there isn't... more »

Better technology makes more and better jobs for horses humans?
The future where humans need not apply thanks to robot automation isn't as rosy as often predicted.

When mechanical muscle was replaced by automobiles, horses didn't get better jobs. A few of them did, some got demoted from real work to satisfying teenage girls an hour a week, but most of them were eaten.

Literally, the Western horse population declined enormously from it's peak around 1915 to present day numbers and ended up as horse meat.

So automation wasn't exactly good for our predecessors in the eat or be eaten game of progress, but would humans really fare better?

Would we find meaningful new jobs like writing poems, performing arts or other areas momentarily excluded from the rise of the bots? Maybe some of us, but there isn't really place for let's say a 100 million more performers. If anything the trend goes the other way with 'global' artists. And one can wonder if talent is really that widespread....

Face it: automation will eat our jobs and nope, it won't create magical new highly paid occupations. Heck, it won't even create highly entertaining new ways of spending time without an income

Not only will mankind get unemployed, not only will we need to find a new way to distribute money for consumption when wages become scarce, but we will have to face up to what we actually want to do the whole day. Fishing, daytime television, social media junkies?

Oh, and in case you think your job can't be automated, think again. The higher your salary the larger the incentive to replace you with a smart cloud cluster...

Watch the video in case you doubt you'll be next

We need answers before we are dead horse meat. Any suggestions?

Alternative video, same content http://vimeo.com/103783092___

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2014-08-20 21:18:16 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 24 +1s) 

News is bullshit or is it the other way around?
Great video to illustrate the standard format of news items. An irrelevant incident, a reporter on the scene recapping what we already know,  a talking 'expert' adding more bull and off course viewers comments to make it relevant. 

The bad news is that the formula works as viewers love it: check the video

Ok, this is the best (and, sadly, most accurate) thing ever.
Like EVER ever. ;-)
Oh, The News...how silly you are. Seriously.___News is bullshit or is it the other way around?
Great video to illustrate the standard format of news items. An irrelevant incident, a reporter on the scene recapping what we already know,  a talking 'expert' adding more bull and off course viewers comments to make it relevant. 

The bad news is that the formula works as viewers love it: check the video

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2014-08-19 23:28:28 (37 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s) 

An eye for an eye, a bombing for a beheading
this evening a cruel video circulated of a live execution of James Foley, a US photo journalist who got beheaded by IS (Islamic State). It rightly upset everyone who was unlucky enough to see the YouTube video.

Google removed the video, but not the lasting image on my mind, nor the shocking message. I advise people not to google on it as it's gruesome and your imagination is probably good enough to imagine a clumsy beheading.

However that's not what IS wanted to tell the world. The real world message was that they didn't accept the bombings by the US killing tens or hundreds of their soldiers. The bombs rained from high on the skies as well as by invisible drones.

The Islamic State didn't have a response so they switched strategy: blackmail is the new weapon against the US. The execution of poor... more »

An eye for an eye, a bombing for a beheading
this evening a cruel video circulated of a live execution of James Foley, a US photo journalist who got beheaded by IS (Islamic State). It rightly upset everyone who was unlucky enough to see the YouTube video.

Google removed the video, but not the lasting image on my mind, nor the shocking message. I advise people not to google on it as it's gruesome and your imagination is probably good enough to imagine a clumsy beheading.

However that's not what IS wanted to tell the world. The real world message was that they didn't accept the bombings by the US killing tens or hundreds of their soldiers. The bombs rained from high on the skies as well as by invisible drones.

The Islamic State didn't have a response so they switched strategy: blackmail is the new weapon against the US. The execution of poor James Foley wasn't the message: the threat to kill more Americans was.

Underreported in the first news items is that after butchering Foley the executioner showed another captured American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff and threatened to kill him next:
The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision

The official Western policy on blackmail  has always been that negotiations are out of the order. The reality was that Nato countries often paid to get their citizens safe.

What to do in a war like situation? The US is not in any war with IS or Iraq.  The first is not recognized, the second is a befriended nation. Treating it like a terrorist threat? The Islamic State does have an army of sorts and does occupy substantial territory.  

We can ignore their existence but we can't get them away by the same kind of wishful thinking. Drone killings are a horror; beheadings are shocking. How to proceed?

How to cope with the eye for an eye policies by IS and the US: how many victims are acceptable?___

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