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Max Huijgen has been at 7 events

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James Fierce17,748Over $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 17:00:0073 
My Music Hangout32,662Music 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 03:00:00116 
NOD3x8,444NOD3x 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 17:00:0048 
Dejan SEO16,449We'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 Muraz26,504Here 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 20:00:00197 
martin shervington739,291What 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 Media203Please 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 830 public circles

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Penerjemah Tersumpah0Cara Menambah Follower Google Plus Indonesia Pengen Punya banyak Follower di Google plus, coba ikut Share Circle khusus Indonesia ini yuk.Dengan Share CIrcle kita akan dapat banyak teman dan nantinya tentu akan banyak juga yang follow akun google plus kita.Kalau kamu pengen banyakfollower google plus ii cara mudah untuk dapat Follower Google plus.Syaratnya1. Follow Kami2. Beri Plus dan Share public status ini4. Add seluruh orang yang ada di Lingkaran ini5. Berikan Komentar di bawah status ini agar dengan mudah dapat kami masukkan kamu dalam lingkaran.6. Pastikan kamu memberikan plus, reshare dan komentar di postingan asli di https://plus.google.com/b/103813820956570532442/2014-10-30 01:55:18449001
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest 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 ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. A please to be connected.Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501000
George Clark9,492This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500747
Colin Wilson6,048Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Circle #Sharers #Engagers #Followers #AddCircle #CoolPeople #Influencers #CircleShare #PublicCircle #ShareCircles #CircleSharing #Awesomepeople #CircleOfTheDay #ShareAndBeShared #ConnectingTheWorld2014-10-21 11:00:42490569
Becky Collins17,572Social Media Solutions & Platforms 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 ?2014-10-14 09:14:42500000
Эксперт Биткоин396Обмен кругом часть 5#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids #SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared #ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #Взаи2014-10-13 19:35:12482000
Hasna Areta Zakiya914ADD CIRCLE AND SHARE#circle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #Shared #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #ADD #SharingCircles #Engagers #SocialMedia #Google+ #Friends #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google2014-10-12 17:22:38447000
Hasna Areta Zakiya914INVITE AND SHARE#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 2014-10-11 18:04:304477211
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers 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 ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
RokSimec.com7,554To 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 post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-10-01 11:44:47498000
George Clark7,298This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing   #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle  2014-09-30 11:01:27472000
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
RokSimec.com7,248 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 post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-26 10:33:5149813920
George Clark7,088Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples 2014-09-23 10:46:01468707580
Becky Collins16,946Another crazy popular circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-23 08:58:07436141020
Ғ ΜіснæL Sŧuŧz4,508I rarely do this...In fact, I haven't done a circle share in over a year, and I've never shared this one. But... It's #AmbienTime , and the thing about the folks in this circle: they've all paid their dues with respect to my #AmbienTime  moments.These are the people who, with one or two exceptions, have known me the longest here on G+. They also happen to be the list of people who are either overly medicated, or underly medicated, because they still haven't uncircled me yet, even after all this time. I keep checking, but so far none of these people has gotten tired of my crap enough to go through the effort yet. I don't have the heart to tell them that this suffering won't erase all their past misdeeds and sins, and won't get them into heaven.I spend 99% of my G+ time in this one circle. And one of the people here was insane enough to actually marry me.It's a very diverse group, about as diverse as you can get. Each, though, is wonderfully broken, like magnificent shattered stained-glass murals, each reflects the same sun that alights upon us all, but in uniquely amazing ways that, with the passage of the hours and the seasons, brings a new dazzling display every time I see them online.If these are the only people you ever circle on G+, you will be hooked on G+ for life. And it's proof-positive that quality kicks the crap out of quantity every day of the week.This is my little way of saying, "Thank you" to all of you guys for putting up with me for the last few years. And I take serious pride in knowing that I have the rockin'est circle on G+.+Sque Morgan , up there at the 1:00 spot was my very first friend here. We don't talk much these days, I miss that, but we've both been going through some crap these last few months. I think she's responsible for my meeting about half this circle, people like +Eric Johnson, for example. And I know that after Sque (like a few days) came +Karen Schumacher  and +Debra Dayton , and then +Alvin Stearns and then +Shawn Holster, who I was sure was going to defrock me last month when he announced his annual spring circle cleaning...+Darryl Mouzone I met through an experiment. I decided to add every "suggestion" that G+ made for one week, and he was the only one that made in to this circle, which made the whole exercise a totally worth-while thing to do.2014-09-23 03:17:43431706
Becky Collins16,914Healthcare Multifaceted Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-22 05:21:33436013
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 04:12:482393119
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 13:15:24496153155198
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 09:24:3050114628
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 10:25:10484443167
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 05:13:064828316
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 12:37:00493291545
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 21:04:10456853888
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
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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 01:37:334919760143
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

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2014-10-12 20:04:30 (93 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Google will never harm consumers [unless they are Windows phone users?]
Google says it would never harm an end-user over a conflict with a competitor. In an interview Eric Schmidt is asked if he can imagine Google doing something similar to Amazon:  refusing to sell books of publisher Hachette over a commercial conflict. 

Would Google ever do that something like that?

[Schmidt] Well, let’s ask the question: Has Google ever done that? Has Google ever done that—in a market, exclude one competitor from an end user service? I think the answer is no.

If it came up in a meeting, would this be one of those things that someone would immediately say. “This is evil?”

[Schmidt] Somebody would say why are we penalizing that group over this business issue? That would be how the debate would occur. 

Interesting but why then isGoogle blo... more »

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2014-10-18 18:52:07 (26 comments, 51 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

See what happens when kids grow up in a world of racial stereotypes 
The video shows a repeat of an old experiment where children can chose between two dolls. See these black children demonstrate a complete lack of self-esteem or even outright self-hatred by choosing a white doll (the 'nice one') over a black one while they are perfectly aware of their own skin color.

If all you hear and see are images where a black skin is linked with violence, crime and poverty, it's no wonder young kids already disassociate themselves of their own color. 

The original 1940s experiment by Kenneth and Mamie Clark led to the famous High Court decision to forbid racial school segregation. This small scale repetition of the experiment shows we still have a long way to go. 

The relevance for my own country of birth, the Netherlands, is that the national debateabo... more »

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2014-10-15 19:22:42 (89 comments, 32 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

App privacy controls still missing from Android 5 / Lollipop
There is a lot of money to be made by selling our privacy so the business model of app developers often relies on harvesting your private data. Enter the world of app privacy controls....

We have all been there: installing a simple app (say a flashlight) which demands access to all our location, contacts and photos, wants to use the microphone and camera and insists on using the internet for itself while sending texts on our costs.

The even more sneaky apps install with a normal list of permissions, but on the first update extend this enormously.  

Most users just say accept without even scrolling down the list, but some of us would like to control what an app can do on our phone. Happy to let the flashlight app control the camera flash, but why give it access to our contacts or location to... more »

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2014-10-29 01:35:33 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Riddle: For You To Know, For Me A Joy Forever...

obfuscated answers will be appreciated.

Riddle: For You To Know, For Me A Joy Forever...

obfuscated answers will be appreciated.___

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2014-10-29 00:26:47 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

New social network Tsu is maturing with todays upgrades
One of the understandable criticism has now been fixed. Https, meaning an encrypted connection, is there. From now on it's https://www.tsu.co/maxhuijgen or whatever your handle is.

Needed. Done. The real progress however is in the updated policy as it reflects the values Tsu stands for.

The FAQ now says: Will spamming help me make more money?

No. Because tsū is community driven, it is self governing. Spam posts are reported regularly by users and flagged for review.

The tsū team is constantly improving algorithms that detect users that share low engaging content, to create the best possible experience for everyone.  Nobody follows spammers and no one likes irrelevant content. Sharing content that's not original or engaging will turn off your audience and mean less sharedre... more »

New social network Tsu is maturing with todays upgrades
One of the understandable criticism has now been fixed. Https, meaning an encrypted connection, is there. From now on it's https://www.tsu.co/maxhuijgen or whatever your handle is.

Needed. Done. The real progress however is in the updated policy as it reflects the values Tsu stands for.

The FAQ now says: Will spamming help me make more money?

No. Because tsū is community driven, it is self governing. Spam posts are reported regularly by users and flagged for review.

The tsū team is constantly improving algorithms that detect users that share low engaging content, to create the best possible experience for everyone.  Nobody follows spammers and no one likes irrelevant content. Sharing content that's not original or engaging will turn off your audience and mean less shared revenue.

Quite a statement. Tsu is progressing very rapidly. Suspicions about it being the new sinkhole of the web were understandable a week ago, but day to day Tsu is proving people wrong. It doesn't want to be the new Buzzfeed with a lowest denominator of memes and animated gifs; apparently it really wants to be a platform for original content.

Sharing of copyrighted works [unless of course your own ;)] is discouraged as well as spamming the network with cheap requests to 'share for the money'. For the moment there are posting and sharing limits to control this undermining behavior. Not what people expected a week ago. A network already more mature than Facebook in a decade.

If you're in doubt about your rights as a creative content provider, either with texts, photos, design or videos check my reference post https://plus.google.com/u/3/112352920206354603958/posts/941sZnyD21s covering G+, facebook, Ello and Tsu in a comparitve study.

At this speed of development Tsu wil not only catch up rapidly with existing social networks, but set a new standard in user driven development

if you need an invite to look at Tsu you can use www.Tsu.co/MaxHuijgen. Don't forget that all these vanity urls like mine can be taken by anyone signing up so register before you lost it to a spammer ___

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2014-10-28 22:32:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I would keep your snail mail +Mike Elgan If you opt for email instead they will make a copy of the inside instead of a photograph of the outside of every piece of mail sent in the U.S.

Best reason yet to opt out of snail mail

The US Postal Service takes a photograph of every piece of mail sent in the US, then shares those pictures with law enforcement agencies who request it. 

The Post Office approved nearly 50,000 requests last year.

http://www.newsweek.com/postal-service-photographs-every-piece-mail-us-shares-agencies-request-it-280614

I'd like to cancel my mail___I would keep your snail mail +Mike Elgan If you opt for email instead they will make a copy of the inside instead of a photograph of the outside of every piece of mail sent in the U.S.

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2014-10-28 16:39:01 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Excellent questions, food for thought.

The butterfly effect: Apple launches iPhone in 2007, Duracell's dead in 2014.

Ok, Duracell's not dead. Growth is slowing down. At two billion dollars in sales, it will take a while for Duracell to die. But. There is zero doubt that the smartphone has reduced the need for us to have many of the devices we normally use alkaline batteries in. And, the trend is irreversible. 

We don't use Cameras as much, ditto for Camcorders. We don't have as many kids toys (including little ones like Leapfrog pad that my kids used). We don't have flashlights in our house (ok, one, with a dead battery). I'm starting to use my Nexus 5 as my TV remote. No need for hotel clocks or radios at home or away. Our children have to buy a TI $130 calculator, I don't understand why I can't give them a old Nexus phone with an app on it. 

And all of the above not to mention, I don't need GPS units, I don't need my watch (though Apple is trying to tempt me with one!) and so many other things. 

Did all of these companies worry that Apple is out to kill them? And yet, it is. And, it will. 

It brings up a interesting question. If you were in the calculator, radio, clock, gps, camera, tv remote, children's toys, etc. business, what were you really in the business of?

And, they taught us this in MBA school, if you thought of yourself as being in the business of helping with math, bringing information, helping people get to places, preserve memories, deliver entertainment, would you have been able to survive because your strategy was not limited by the product your company made but rather the customer need it was solving for?

Interesting to think about if you are a business leader. 

And, would that have saved Duracell?

[Minor rant: What would have saved Duracell, and its brother Energizer, is an ability to create a massively better battery! Why does Duracell/Energizer not have the iPhone contract? Corning did for glass but creating a massively unique product for Mr. Jobs.]___Excellent questions, food for thought.

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2014-10-28 14:31:11 (28 comments, 17 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Signing away your rights to the devil FB, Google, Ello or Tsu?
New social network Tsu made people wonder what would happen if you create original content, - texts, photos, videos, whatever - and share it on Tsu. Are you handing over all your rights? 

Afraid of the wall of text? Scroll down to the tl;dr version and conclusions.

The fine print in the terms and conditions seemed to contradict the simple statement in the Tsu FAQ ‘The entire point of tsū is that the content you publish is yours’.How bad is it and how does Tsu compare to other social media? The rules and regulations differ depending on the kind of creative content you produce.

Photography is not only one of the older crafts, it’s also a reasonably well-organized business with established rights and licenses so let’s assume we share a photo on a social networkand see w... more »

Signing away your rights to the devil FB, Google, Ello or Tsu?
New social network Tsu made people wonder what would happen if you create original content, - texts, photos, videos, whatever - and share it on Tsu. Are you handing over all your rights? 

Afraid of the wall of text? Scroll down to the tl;dr version and conclusions.

The fine print in the terms and conditions seemed to contradict the simple statement in the Tsu FAQ ‘The entire point of tsū is that the content you publish is yours’.How bad is it and how does Tsu compare to other social media? The rules and regulations differ depending on the kind of creative content you produce.

Photography is not only one of the older crafts, it’s also a reasonably well-organized business with established rights and licenses so let’s assume we share a photo on a social network and see what happens according to the fine print they all have. As an author, designer or video producer your case will be similar.

We will compare the two powerhouses Facebook and G+ with newcomers Ello (devoid of any commercial interest) and Tsu (as commercial as you can get). The actual terms in the fine print of all four all start with the promising statement resembling ‘It’s your content’. 

Facebook offers the most human readable introduction ‘You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. Sounds nice and it’s very affirmative compared to the weaker statement by Tsu ‘We do not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service’, which is as good as identical to Ello’s wording.

Google uses the more legalize ‘You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content.’ but follows it with the clear position: ‘In short, what belongs to you stays yours.’ The wording may be different, but legally these are all similar statements

Conclusion 1: All networks pay lip service to your right to your content, but as you will see, they all follow it up with very tricky disclaimers and if there is a devil, it will indeed be in the details

There is always a ‘but’ and it’s worded in similar terms. Let’s take Ello, the network which is backed by a non profit organization, has sworn never to show ads and should be friendliest on its users:
'However, when you post or transfer Content to the Ello Services, you give us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, transferable license to use, store, reproduce, adapt (so we can properly post your Content), distribute and publicly display your Content in order to provide the Ello Services.'

So as a photographer (your assumed role for this post) you just gave away a free license to your photo. Non-exclusive so you can still sell it to someone else, but often the commercial terms you enter when you actually manage to sell a photo are that you provide the owner an exclusive license. After posting it on Ello you are no longer in a position to offer exclusivity to any client. Certainly a bummer so you should avoid posting your photo on Ello?

Maybe you should reconsider posting on any social network if this would concern you. Facebook, Google and Tsu all state that you give them a license. Google doesn’t want to tell you if it’s exclusive or not, just ‘a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works […], communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.' Fb and Tsu are both explicit in non-exclusive. Not that it makes a difference; if you happen to have the money to take it to court every judge will agree with you that you didn’t mean to give Google exclusive rights.

Conclusion 2: you lost your own exclusive rights when you posted on any of these social networks.

In legalese we could look at the other technical terms like ‘worldwide’, ‘transferable’, perpetual, irrevocable but we won’t as there is hardly a difference between the four networks. What matters to real people are things like ‘can you get out of this license for that specific photo’. Not if the agreement in itself is irrevocable, but if you can pull your content and get your complete rights back.

Well, you can’t. Facebook is very nice and says no problem, but follows it with ‘, unless your content has been shared with others and they have not deleted it’. Good news if you’re a lousy photographer and nobody cared to share it, but otherwise you’re just as stuck as with Google's ‘This license continues even if you stop using our Services’, Ello or Tsu just use ‘perpetual license’ to make sure you will never own that content exclusively again.

Conclusion 3: your soul belongs to us and you will never get your rights back whatever you do

So these social networks now have a license on your photo / artistic work. What can they actually do with it? Unfortunately everything! Really everything: use it as promotion material, share it with other companies, change it to make it fit their requirements, offer it as part of a new service. If you look closely enough there is not that much of a difference between the four networks. 

On face value the nicest of the bunch seems Google as they tell you ‘The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones.’

So it’s limited, but to what? If Google wanted to start a new service ‘Ready Made Images’ if could offer your photo as part of that new business. You agreed to ‘give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license’. So even another company could use your creative work as you already agreed to that when signing up. 

Tsu asks for the broadest permissions as they claim the right to ‘reverse engineer’ your work, but you would be safe from that as it’s impossible to offer software through Tsu. More worrying are terms like ‘sell, lend, rent’ as options you gave them when posting your creative work.

However both Ello and Google also state that they have the right to distribute your content or transfer it to others (‘transferable license to use says Ello’) Ello also point to other users ‘you are agreeing to allow other Ello Services members and members of the public [..] to view, distribute and display your Content’. Google limits these rights to itself and ‘those we work with’. whoever that might be.

Facebook seems to offer the best terms here as they limit themselves to ‘to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook’ but as they earlier claimed the right to sub-license it (meaning someone else could get their rights) your legal status is still hopeless.

(Unclear at the moment: is Ello’s explicit permission that other users can distribute your work worse than the basic conditions of the other three networks? Readers in the know?)

Conclusion 4: all social networks can legally do whatever they want with your content. Sell it, change it, transfer it to another company, give it away or delete it

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Tl; dr version: after close-reading all Terms and Conditions of the four networks it’s impossible to pick a winner. Facebook, Google, Ello and Tsu offer very similar conditions which drill down to ‘It’s your content, but we can do whatever we want with it’.
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If your business depends on having an exclusive license on your work, you should avoid all four, otherwise just pick a (combination of) network(s) which presents your creative work in the best way possible and to the audience you’re after.

Ello is a great network if you want to invest in an ad-free, clean looking platform, but it doesn't offer photographers and other creatives a large audience and the T&C is just as bad as elsewhere.

Facebook offers potentially the largest audience, but it's filters don't show all content to your fans Without spending money on promotions you're not sure it will actually reach people. Best avoided unless you only want to show it to close friends and family.

If you want to monetize your work on social media your only option is Tsu which will pay you a share of the ad revenue based on the popularity of your work. An interesting model for photographers looking for some income from the sharing of their work.

If you are happy with eternal fame and the gratitude of your audience G+ is currently your best choice as it already has a warm climate for creative content


Ello and Tsu are invite only networks. For Tsu just use the link tsu.co/MaxHuijgen and register. I also have a few invites for Ello left for serious photographers. PM me.

image by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig / CC license 2.0___

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2014-10-28 00:07:46 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Give a man a truth and he will think for a day.

Teach a man to reason and he will think for a lifetime


a wise quote commonly attributed to +Philip Plait 

h/t +David Amerland who made me remember it

Give a man a truth and he will think for a day.

Teach a man to reason and he will think for a lifetime


a wise quote commonly attributed to +Philip Plait 

h/t +David Amerland who made me remember it___

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2014-10-27 23:35:40 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It took 25 years for propaganda wars to catch up with the Gulf war
This video of  John Cantlie, prisoner of IS, reporting live from Kobani is a first on many accounts. Released today it shows the Islamic State completely caught up with the latest in propaganda.

Almost a quarter of a century passed from the first bombs on Baghdad to the current battle for Kobani and strangely enough the tools of war hardly changed. Yes there are drones now, but other than that it are still B1 bombers, cruise missiles, ordinary artillery and Kalashnikovs which determine the outcome of conflicts all over the world.

The tools of propaganda though reached a new high at the first Gulf war in '91 when we could see greenish images of the bombing runs on the city of Baghdad and CNN's Peter Arnett covered it live on CNN from the rooftop of his hotel.

We were treated tof... more »

It took 25 years for propaganda wars to catch up with the Gulf war
This video of  John Cantlie, prisoner of IS, reporting live from Kobani is a first on many accounts. Released today it shows the Islamic State completely caught up with the latest in propaganda.

Almost a quarter of a century passed from the first bombs on Baghdad to the current battle for Kobani and strangely enough the tools of war hardly changed. Yes there are drones now, but other than that it are still B1 bombers, cruise missiles, ordinary artillery and Kalashnikovs which determine the outcome of conflicts all over the world.

The tools of propaganda though reached a new high at the first Gulf war in '91 when we could see greenish images of the bombing runs on the city of Baghdad and CNN's Peter Arnett covered it live on CNN from the rooftop of his hotel.

We were treated to first 'person' videos of so called smart bombs destroying military targets. We were led to believe that war had became chirurgical. No real people were killed or even involved. Just a cross-mark on a head up display seconds before another enemy target was destroyed. Yet another playstation kill accomplished.

That very same chirurgical image of neat killings was disrupted by Peter Arnett who visited the wreckages of houses, schools, even hospitals. The propaganda war reached a new high and the Pentagon learned an important lesson. Don't show the killings as someone will go to the scene and prove you wrong.

Nowadays the Western powers fly sorties in a theatre. Nobody gets killed anymore. The pentagon sometimes vaguely reports hitting 'Isil compounds', but is no longer boasting about this destroying of the sleeping quarters of the rebels. Death hidden in weasel words.

So we went a long way from Vietnam where the commies just represented the evil empire and enemy kills was the benchmark of progress to wars which were renamed  'conflicts' where casualties were an anomaly we all preferred to keep quiet.

Long rant leading to the latest Islamic State video shown below. They finally caught up with the West in terms of effective propaganda. A better looking version of Peter Arnett is doing a stand up report from Ayn al Islam (which the Kurds and suddenly the West call Kobani). 

In the Western media this will be called a scripted video under force (but Peter Arnett was equally accused of being a puppet of Saddam) and they would be right. However the effect on millions of viewers will be different. Here we see a proper Brit with the right accent explaining  "_Urban warfare is as about as nasty and tough as it gets, and it's something of a speciality of the mujahideen._"

IS claims victory by using the Western tools of propaganda. A drone used to film Ayn al Islam, a warm, comforting voice, a cinematography resembling stand-ups by CNN and other professional networks and a narrative which leads the viewer into the inevitable victory of the Islamic State.

TL;DR It's a shame John Cantlie as a hostage to IS has to do this, but it's a sign of the times where propaganda tools finally match those of the Western powers.___

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2014-10-27 17:47:28 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Is anonimity really the cause of all evil on the web?

On the question of the graphic: I'm a number two from the left unfortunately :)

If only I was wiser, but this weekend my provider caused me into 'turn off the internet' and I still managed to dig myself into holes too deep for my mental health on a 64kbits line.

If you are online, and even if you are God herself, there is someone who disagrees with you. And passionately!  Anonymity is empowering.

So how to deal with people who disagree with you? 

I try #2, I am open to #1, sadly I can't ever pull off #7. How about you?___Is anonimity really the cause of all evil on the web?

On the question of the graphic: I'm a number two from the left unfortunately :)

If only I was wiser, but this weekend my provider caused me into 'turn off the internet' and I still managed to dig myself into holes too deep for my mental health on a 64kbits line.

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2014-10-27 17:00:54 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

State will appeal in Pistorius 'murder' trial: a backgrounder
After 'bladerunner' Pistorius got off with a relatively light sentence of five years the state prosecutor Nell announced today that they will appeal. No doubt most South-Africans will be happy as the idea that he would get away with possibly just 10 months in jail didn't go well.

The reason for the light sentence was that the judge didn't find Pistorius guilty of premeditated murder, in other words she was convinced he didn't have the intention to kill his girlfriend Reevan Steenkamp. Understandable as there were only two witnesses and one is dead now and the other not willing to testify against himself. Circumstantial evidence wasn't considered strong enough to convict him from willingly murdering Reeva.

However the presiding judge also ruled that he didn't have the... more »

State will appeal in Pistorius 'murder' trial: a backgrounder
After 'bladerunner' Pistorius got off with a relatively light sentence of five years the state prosecutor Nell announced today that they will appeal. No doubt most South-Africans will be happy as the idea that he would get away with possibly just 10 months in jail didn't go well.

The reason for the light sentence was that the judge didn't find Pistorius guilty of premeditated murder, in other words she was convinced he didn't have the intention to kill his girlfriend Reevan Steenkamp. Understandable as there were only two witnesses and one is dead now and the other not willing to testify against himself. Circumstantial evidence wasn't considered strong enough to convict him from willingly murdering Reeva.

However the presiding judge also ruled that he didn't have the intention to kill the person in the toilet. He shot four times through the door from close range which experts agree is very likely to kill any person sitting or standing there. In so called 'Dolus eventualis' you are guilty of non-premeditated murder if could foresee that your action is very likely to kill someone. She found the state not convincing in proving this.

Now South-African law is quite different as an appeal doesn't mean the trial will be done all over again. You can only appeal on an issue of law; very similar to Supreme Court appeals or whatever the name of the highest court in any legislation. State prosecutor Nell will claim that the judge was wrong  in interpreting this dolus eventualis. Pistorius could have know that shooting into a small cubicle would kill whoever was behind that door.

So we won't see a new parade of all the witnesses, no vomiting Pistorius, no heated cross-examinations. It will be a discussion about interpreting law. No doubt disappointing for the millions who followed the trial and have their own opinions on the guilt of bladerunner.

These very public trials where journalists and cameras record every word, every emotion inevitably lead to an opinion on the guilt of the protagonist. The public doesn't take a month to study all the witness statements in the cool of a judicial chamber. The public verdict is made up based on emotions: how believable is the defendant, how sympathetic the victim, how convincing the rhetoric of the lawyers.

Do you have an opinion on the guilt of Pistorius or do you accept whatever the appeal court decides? And should people always be held responsible for murder when firing at close range___

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2014-10-27 14:02:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Have things you would like to see added to this Q&A?

A Question and Answer session on the new Tsu social network

Q: What is Tsu
A: A new social network that promises to redistribute the ad income over its users after subtracting a fee for itself.

Q: How do I get an invite?
A: All you have to do is follow www.tsu.co/maxhuijgen and you can register. It really is the easiest way. If you prefer to go to tsu.co instead they’ll ask you for an invite. Use ‘Maxhuijgen’ without apostrophes and you have achieved exactly the same as by following the link (most common question by now…)

Q: I heard it’s a pyramid/Ponzi/Mlm scheme, so is it a fraud?
A: I went into some detail in this G+ post http://bit.ly/1tkBtGP Best thing is to read it. The tl;dr version: no, it’s not a Ponzi scheme as nobody except the advertisers are paying for it, but I can’t guarantee anything about the ethics of the company behind Tsu. I’m not connected to them and know no more than is publically available.

Q:  But you make money of it, don’t you?
A: I just checked and yes I do. I earned $1.42 over five days, but the trend is downwards…  Assuming I spent about 1500 words explaining Tsu I made 0.1 cent per word.  A data entry job in Pakistan pays better and after this Q&A it will be even worse.

Q: People profit from others signing up, correct?
A: Yes, that’s at the heart of Tsu. That’s how they expect to grow the network. From the cents people make who sign up ‘under’ your invite you get 1/3. So the guy I picked got half a dollar ‘from me’ for doing nothing. 

However there is no way to avoid this, so if you don’t want me to be the benefactor of your ‘income’, just pick another invite. There is no way you can avoid losing that part of the ad income. You’ll always get a max of 50% of the ad share. No more, whatever you do.

As a strategy it might make sense to sign up under someone you expect to respect your content and acts responsibly himself. If you end up in a chain of self promoters with stolen / non-copyright content you could be off much worse.

Q: I have my doubts
A: We all have, but that’s not a question ;)

Q: Why advocate Tsu?
A: That’s not what I’m doing. I’m interested in alternative social networks. I have looked at as good all of them. Some warm my heart, some show promise. Most (will) fail because of lack of scale. Read my other G+ post http://bit.ly/1rv8ytQ for more. The Tsu formula is interesting. If that company fails, turns out to be a fraud, doesn’t know how to handle the view scammers heading their way, the formula is still interesting as it could scale up.

At this moment I see it as an alternative for Facebook which is failing as the place to communicate with your family and friends due to the commercial business model. If the largest network on the earth expects you to pay to get your posts seen, it’s time for a different approach. Tsu has potential, even if it fails and gets reincarnated in a better version. Diaspora with ads and a sharing model?

Q: I produce quality original content and am concerned about the Terms and Conditions

A: Best question so far. There is a huge discrepancy between the FAQ telling you that you’ll always stay the owner of your content and the actual T&C you have to agree with. I’m digging into it as I want to get to the bottom of it. If it’s not a safe place for writers and photographers Tsu has to change its policy. I’m discussing it. Stay tuned.

Q: Shut up, I already registered to see how it works but now I want to know….

- How to edit your posts? At the time of writing you can’t and yes that sucks.

- My post is unreadable!  Writing is a gift, but did you mean it became one long sentence? That’s not your fault. That’s the way it currently is and that’s why I didn’t produce this post on Tsu. A shame, so stay away from it for now if you love your words.

- How to delete my profile as I don’t like it. Try the helpdesk, so far they have been helpful. I’ll update this shortly with a more firm answer.

Q:  I made it up to here, but my question isn’t answered
A: Congrats. I plan to write a more insightful post digging a bit deeper and going into the 'good, bad and ugly' of Tsu, but this should deal with most direct questions.  

You could try the comments for more. If you use my invite I will be most obliged ;)
 
Q: Psst, something completely different, I was actually bothering you on whatsapp for a Inbox@Google.com invite
A: Shame on you anyway! I don’t have them and if I had, I wouldn’t share them to strangers in my whatsapp.

The trigger to post this was the abuse of my whatsapp account and DM's. Please: Do not use my whatsapp, text or phone to ask for these questions

It makes no sense as I already published a working invite and it’s extremely annoying. Yes, my phone number is listed on G+, but that doesn’t mean it’s to be used for silly and often rude questions by strangers.___Have things you would like to see added to this Q&A?

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2014-10-27 14:01:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you prefer to discuss Tsu within the community here is a share of my public post

Social network Tsu not a pyramid (MLM) scheme, but organic at heart
Most of us balked when we heard that Tsu ( an new social network if you don't know  it, use www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen as an invite, but please read on) not only pays for content (which is great) but does so depending on your position in the hierarchy of the network. We all  (at least the decent content providers over here) shiver thinking that we could be part of some multi level marketing scheme as we know that the bottom part of the pyramid will always lose out.

Let's see how it really works. Tsu says it will share it's ad revenues over all users according to their part in the generated views. So far so good. If Facebook would do this with about about 65% active users out of a total of 1.3 billion the net result would be (ball park figure) $10 per facebook user.

Now Tsu can't live from nothing so it says it will take 10% of total ad revenue and distribute the rest over its users. Following the facebook example every fb active user would still get $9 per year and FB would have 1 billion revenue. Everybody happy....

The reality and something Tsu acknowledges is that ad revenues depend on page views. In other words popular posters create more views and hence more eyes on the ads surrounding these posts.

Let's assume an extremely conservative 1:100 scenario for posts versus views on FB instead of the naive 1:1. It would up the ad revenue per poster to $900.

If the actual ratio is more like 1:100.000 it would mean successful posters would actually earn $90.000. Everyone who ever looked at the G+ figures as collected on +CircleCount will know that the distribution is even more skewed than that so posters with some traction would earn even more.

The MLM / Pyramid scheme in action
Tsu states that you only get 50% after distracting their fee of 10%. So to put it into perspective the $100 are now reduced to $45 (half of the $100 minus the 10% fee).

So far so good. Effectively 45% of all ad generated income is more than you get elsewhere. The quality of the deal doesn't depend on that percentage, but on the upstream income. Your content is instrumental to the number of ad views so determine your income. You only get 45% but where do you get a better deal?

But what happens to the other $45/.50%?
It gets distributed by a typical multi level marketing system. From your half of the hypothetical $90 the other half is distributed over something called the family tree, but it's nothing else than a MLM scheme. 

If you signed up through http://www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen the other $45 will be split over his channel. Do note that even if you use another account, that 50% of the user split is always going somewhere. If you use a different account to sign up: he or she will get that share. 

What happens to the other $45 in this example? It get's split up over the lineage of people you signed up with up. The so called family tree. 

Let's quote the FAQ:
Tsū’s algorithm automatically tracks, measures, and distributes revenue to the appropriate user and their family tree.

At a high level, 90% of revenues are distributed to users. To maintain the platform, tsū receives 10%. To see how this breaks down, let’s take a look at 4 users, all with varying start dates on tsū.

User A invites user B, who invites user C, who invites user D

Part 1
- $100 of earned revenue is generated based on the content user D shared (photos, videos, status updates, etc.)

Part 2
- 90% of earned revenue go to the users. In this case, $90 of the $100 is shared with all the users.
- tsū takes 10% of the $100 for platform fees. In this case $10.

Part 3
- User D, the original content creator takes 50% of the $90. In this case, $45.
- User C gets 33.3% (1/3) of the original $90 generated. In this case, $29.70
- User B gets 11.1% (1/3 of 1/3 = 1/9) of the original $90 generated. In this case $9.99
- User A gets 3.70% (1/3 of 1/3 of 1/3 = 1/27) of the original $90 generated. In this case $3.33
- This is what we call the rule of infinite thirds _

I would say it's a rule of bad math or missing calculators as no way 1/3 of $90 will ever be 29.70. The math is wrong as they forget to use the elegant rule of using infinite 1/3's and substituted it with a stupide 0.33.

I hope to get more answers on the financial distribution tomorrow after interviewing the founders.

However it doesn't change the equation: most of the money goes to the content sharer (45% of total ad revenue) and the rest disappears in the 'upstream' channel of people you started following on Tsu.

So it's a MLM? Enriching the rich?
No, it's not as it's not a closed economy. Take your average Wellness or whatever MLM scam. The system is such that the highest levels profit from failed sales to end-users. In other words everyone except for the sucker at the bottom profits while he ends up with a garage full of wellness products. 

Huh?, if it talks like an MLM, why wouldn't it be one?
Because of economy. There is no lowest level in Tsu as the real money comes from outside of the system. Ads. Not paid by you. The cake is growing without you eating it. I really appreciate +Mark Traphagen's article and completely understands his concerns, but in Tsu's case you can eat the cake and have it too.

Good questions you didn't even think about
If I f.i http://www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen sign up using another account am I not losing potential revenue? Is it not better to be at the top of the pyramid?

Not really: the income distribution is so that you don't lose a penny wherever in the pyramid you enter. The person 'above' you has a slight profit if you're successful but not at your expense. You will always get your 45% net of the ad income.

It does help however to use invitations from people who are capable of promoting your content. They do have a vested interest as they earn something independent of the success of your content. 

If you're looking for a strategy I suggest picking people who are willing and capable to promote your_ content. Not people who are famous as they don't win more than pennies from your activities, nor people who offer you a log-in code without a real interest in promoting quality content.

It's a sound model and beneficial to content providers as well as consumers. The cake is not a limited one so it's certainly not a MLM model. We should all be capable of profiting from it but scale is crucial

Use www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen to sign up and grow the cake ;)___If you prefer to discuss Tsu within the community here is a share of my public post

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2014-10-27 14:00:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Reshared for people who prefer to discuss Tsu within the community

Why you should join Tsu, the first paying social network, even if you're not interested in the money at all ( If you want to have a look before reading on use www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen as an invite to get acquainted, but do read on.)

It's raining men social networks lately (Ello, Diaspora, Medium and many more) and most of them are bound to fail. Not because they don't have a compelling idea which drives them and makes them truly social, but because the network part is the hard part. 

Networks need scale and they need it fast. Look at the one successful newcomer G +, which with all the backing of Google, after three years still struggles in getting your friends and family on board. A new social network like Ello will never reach the needed critical mass and will implode whatever the great intentions driving it.

However, there is a new kid on the block and it's capable of disrupting the social network sphere. Not with an appeal on your social values or a guarantee to stay clear of big business, but with a promise to fill your pockets.

Tsu (apparently pronounced Sue...) starts with a new paradigm. It's a platform for your content, posts/videos/photos stays yours (so no copyright transfers  / hand over all your rights as usual) and it's monetized by you.

Now that's quite a revolutionary change. Try find another platform where you keep owning the content after you share it. Ah wait, your personal blog of course! Except that although the content stays yours, monetization is quite hard. Running successful adword campaigns on personal blogs is not that easy.

Tsu offers to take care of the ads in exchange for 10% of the revenue instead of your soul a lousy adword deal on a rarely visited blog.  An interesting offer for quality content providers or not?

Well for most of us it means we would earn pennies a year so money is still not a compelling argument. If you care about your content you want foremost the best environment to present it and a network like G+ is hard to beat. 

Great visuals, large and really interested audience, searchable and findable by Google search. What more could you want?

As an active content producer myself I would say there are things missing on facebook and G+. Just ignoring that neither of us is paid to post, what's missing are things like 'analytics'. How many eyeballs are seeing our posts? We don't know, we don't get the tools and only by very indirect tools like including an image in every post we get an impression if our post is read at all.

Sure since spring 2014 Google shows 'views' but it's not willing to tell us what it means. Seen in the stream, longer than 0.1 second, part of a WordPress default install or really clicked upon and seen by real people. Most of us got a bump of 100.000's or even tens of millions of views mid September. A week later they were gone.

We don't know. We are not allowed to know. All requests to clarify at least the September bump went unheard. Google is deaf for the one thing we content providers want most: feedback.

We stumble in the dark. We post and thanks to sites like +CircleCount we  have a vague idea how many plusses (likes), shares and 'views' we got over time, but content producing on G+ is mostly feeding a black box. We can't expect Google to pay content providers for G+ content as long as they don't show ads on the network. Fair enough. 

But why are we left in the dark in terms of engagement? If you run a Google owned blogger platform you get statistics and monetization options. If you run a YouTube channel you get detailed stats and a decent chance to make money out of it if you're successful so why is the social network G+ excluded from it?

I for one am happy to see a social network which solves this. I don't mind if I get 0.0001 cent per view or a quarter per comment although I would prefer the latter :), but I do appreciate that Tsu gives you real feedback.  The availability of real analytics is in itself a reason to start posting there.

We all have an ego and want to see a reward for our content. Most of us are much more motivated by feedback than by upfront money, but a network which offers both is truly disruptive and deserves to grow

part two will delve deeper into Tsu and the apparently Multi Level Marketing  model underlying it. My first impression: it's actually generating worth so no MLM, but they could take a lesson in basic math...

If you need an invite to the network use http://www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen if you care for a network which shares quality content as that will be the key to the future of Tsu and something I will promote wherever I can. Otherwise we will just end up with a new Buzzfeed, but that's for a  second post...

Coming soon including info on the actual revenue models. Want a notification of the follow up post, plus the post. 
Edit: the follow up post is here https://plus.google.com/u/3/112352920206354603958/posts/3h7aNZozNiD

#Tsu #blogging #content  ___Reshared for people who prefer to discuss Tsu within the community

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2014-10-26 00:29:28 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Saved by the clock....

Way too late already, but for once wintertime is a life saver. If you happen to live in Western Europe this could make your day ;)

Saved by the clock....

Way too late already, but for once wintertime is a life saver. If you happen to live in Western Europe this could make your day ;)___

2014-10-25 22:34:46 (48 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

What operating system do people on G+ use most?
If you follow the topics around here, you would think Windows is as good as dead, Linux is it's successor and Chrome laptops are the new king in town.

But is it true? What operating system do you actually use most of the day including the computer at work, not what you prefer, not what you would like to use, not what other people should use,, but what's currently driving your most used desktop / laptop *

* If you have both, answer the poll with the device you use most.

* Chrome OS is an operating system, don't vote for it if Chrome is your browser as in that case you still run some other operation system (which might be Chrome OS of course ;)

#OperatingSystem #Windows #MacOS #OSX #Linux #Chrome  #ChromeOS   #Android   #iOS  

What operating system do people on G+ use most?
If you follow the topics around here, you would think Windows is as good as dead, Linux is it's successor and Chrome laptops are the new king in town.

But is it true? What operating system do you actually use most of the day including the computer at work, not what you prefer, not what you would like to use, not what other people should use,, but what's currently driving your most used desktop / laptop *

* If you have both, answer the poll with the device you use most.

* Chrome OS is an operating system, don't vote for it if Chrome is your browser as in that case you still run some other operation system (which might be Chrome OS of course ;)

#OperatingSystem #Windows #MacOS #OSX #Linux #Chrome  #ChromeOS   #Android   #iOS  ___

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2014-10-25 20:05:56 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Caturday thought: can't we make the internet smarter?
If we want a safer and more transparent web, why then are url shorteners scary black boxes. Why are they not expanded by Google?

There is a good reason people use so called url shorteners like bit.ly or google's own goo.gl. Instead of a ridiculous long link we get something like http://goo.gl/Ksj57N which keeps our texts on social media readable.

However the link could go anywhere. It could be the nightmare for our American friends and end up as a NSFW page, it could transfer you to a download you don't want, it could go a malware infested site. Anything is possible and all we can do is trust the author.

Why can't Google take the lead and show you on hovering over the shortened link what the real destination is? Could be implemented in Chrome and later on in competitors browsers, butas a ... more »

Caturday thought: can't we make the internet smarter?
If we want a safer and more transparent web, why then are url shorteners scary black boxes. Why are they not expanded by Google?

There is a good reason people use so called url shorteners like bit.ly or google's own goo.gl. Instead of a ridiculous long link we get something like http://goo.gl/Ksj57N which keeps our texts on social media readable.

However the link could go anywhere. It could be the nightmare for our American friends and end up as a NSFW page, it could transfer you to a download you don't want, it could go a malware infested site. Anything is possible and all we can do is trust the author.

Why can't Google take the lead and show you on hovering over the shortened link what the real destination is? Could be implemented in Chrome and later on in competitors browsers, but as a first step it could be introduced on G+.

Google owns Goo.gl so they could experiment with enhancing only their own shortened urls for a starter. Industry support will follow if people start using it and make better decisions in following links.

Assume I want to write about the flopped Fire phone and show people that Amazon reduced the price enormously to get rid of it's feature failure phone. In the text I would use something like http://goo.gl/M3FaZk  instead of the ridiculously long link http://www.amazon.com/Fire_Phone_13MP-Camera_32GB/dp/B00EOE0WKQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1414266090&sr=1-1&keywords=amazon+fire+phone

Here G+ could show us the first part bolded in the hoover so that we would quickly spot it would be a shopping link for the phone discussed.

My earlier example of http://goo.gl/Ksj57N leads to a G+ post with the not very informative https://plus.google.com/u/0/112352920206354603958/posts/4i2snUa7LHV as my proposed hoover version, but what if G+ expanded this even more by just showing '*G+ posting by Max Huijgen: A question and answer session on the new Tsu social network*'

In other words show the author and title of the G+ post which could easily be fetched by the G+ software.

That example for G+ internal links would be extremely informative but in both cases it would help people decide if they want to follow a link. It would make shortened urls transparent and hence more safe.

Why can't we have this? Is there a huge flaw in the proposal?

#Google   #G +  #URLShortener   #Caturday   #smarterweb  ___

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2014-10-24 21:32:28 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

A Question and Answer session on the new Tsu social network

Q: What is Tsu
A: A new social network that promises to redistribute the ad income over its users after subtracting a fee for itself.

Q: How do I get an invite?
A: All you have to do is follow www.tsu.co/maxhuijgen and you can register. It really is the easiest way. If you prefer to go to tsu.co instead they’ll ask you for an invite. Use ‘Maxhuijgen’ without apostrophes and you have achieved exactly the same as by following the link (most common question by now…)

Q: I heard it’s a pyramid/Ponzi/Mlm scheme, so is it a fraud?
A: I went into some detail in this G+ post http://bit.ly/1tkBtGP Best thing is to read it. The tl;dr version: no, it’s not a Ponzi scheme as nobody except the advertisers are paying for it, but I can’t guarantee anything about theethics of the c... more »

A Question and Answer session on the new Tsu social network

Q: What is Tsu
A: A new social network that promises to redistribute the ad income over its users after subtracting a fee for itself.

Q: How do I get an invite?
A: All you have to do is follow www.tsu.co/maxhuijgen and you can register. It really is the easiest way. If you prefer to go to tsu.co instead they’ll ask you for an invite. Use ‘Maxhuijgen’ without apostrophes and you have achieved exactly the same as by following the link (most common question by now…)

Q: I heard it’s a pyramid/Ponzi/Mlm scheme, so is it a fraud?
A: I went into some detail in this G+ post http://bit.ly/1tkBtGP Best thing is to read it. The tl;dr version: no, it’s not a Ponzi scheme as nobody except the advertisers are paying for it, but I can’t guarantee anything about the ethics of the company behind Tsu. I’m not connected to them and know no more than is publically available.

Q:  But you make money of it, don’t you?
A: I just checked and yes I do. I earned $1.42 over five days, but the trend is downwards…  Assuming I spent about 1500 words explaining Tsu I made 0.1 cent per word.  A data entry job in Pakistan pays better and after this Q&A it will be even worse.

Q: People profit from others signing up, correct?
A: Yes, that’s at the heart of Tsu. That’s how they expect to grow the network. From the cents people make who sign up ‘under’ your invite you get 1/3. So the guy I picked got half a dollar ‘from me’ for doing nothing. 

However there is no way to avoid this, so if you don’t want me to be the benefactor of your ‘income’, just pick another invite. There is no way you can avoid losing that part of the ad income. You’ll always get a max of 50% of the ad share. No more, whatever you do.

As a strategy it might make sense to sign up under someone you expect to respect your content and acts responsibly himself. If you end up in a chain of self promoters with stolen / non-copyright content you could be off much worse.

Q: I have my doubts
A: We all have, but that’s not a question ;)

Q: Why advocate Tsu?
A: That’s not what I’m doing. I’m interested in alternative social networks. I have looked at as good all of them. Some warm my heart, some show promise. Most (will) fail because of lack of scale. Read my other G+ post http://bit.ly/1rv8ytQ for more. The Tsu formula is interesting. If that company fails, turns out to be a fraud, doesn’t know how to handle the view scammers heading their way, the formula is still interesting as it could scale up.

At this moment I see it as an alternative for Facebook which is failing as the place to communicate with your family and friends due to the commercial business model. If the largest network on the earth expects you to pay to get your posts seen, it’s time for a different approach. Tsu has potential, even if it fails and gets reincarnated in a better version. Diaspora with ads and a sharing model?

Q: I produce quality original content and am concerned about the Terms and Conditions

A: Best question so far. There is a huge discrepancy between the FAQ telling you that you’ll always stay the owner of your content and the actual T&C you have to agree with. I’m digging into it as I want to get to the bottom of it. If it’s not a safe place for writers and photographers Tsu has to change its policy. I’m discussing it. Stay tuned.

Q: Shut up, I already registered to see how it works but now I want to know….

- How to edit your posts? At the time of writing you can’t and yes that sucks.

- My post is unreadable!  Writing is a gift, but did you mean it became one long sentence? That’s not your fault. That’s the way it currently is and that’s why I didn’t produce this post on Tsu. A shame, so stay away from it for now if you love your words.

- How to delete my profile as I don’t like it. Try the helpdesk, so far they have been helpful. I’ll update this shortly with a more firm answer.

Q:  I made it up to here, but my question isn’t answered
A: Congrats. I plan to write a more insightful post digging a bit deeper and going into the 'good, bad and ugly' of Tsu, but this should deal with most direct questions.  

You could try the comments for more. If you use my invite I will be most obliged ;)
 
Q: Psst, something completely different, I was actually bothering you on whatsapp for a Inbox@Google.com invite
A: Shame on you anyway! I don’t have them and if I had, I wouldn’t share them to strangers in my whatsapp.

The trigger to post this was the abuse of my whatsapp account and DM's. Please: Do not use my whatsapp, text or phone to ask for these questions

It makes no sense as I already published a working invite and it’s extremely annoying. Yes, my phone number is listed on G+, but that doesn’t mean it’s to be used for silly and often rude questions by strangers.___

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2014-10-21 23:09:35 (83 comments, 11 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Why you should join Tsu, the first paying social network, even if you're not interested in the money at all ( If you want to have a look before reading on use www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen as an invite to get acquainted, but do read on.)

It's raining men social networks lately (Ello, Diaspora, Medium and many more) and most of them are bound to fail. Not because they don't have a compelling idea which drives them and makes them truly social, but because the network part is the hard part. 

Networks need scale and they need it fast. Look at the one successful newcomer G +, which with all the backing of Google, after three years still struggles in getting your friends and family on board. A new social network like Ello will never reach the needed critical mass and will implode whatever the great intentions driving it.

However, there is a new kid on the blockan... more »

Why you should join Tsu, the first paying social network, even if you're not interested in the money at all ( If you want to have a look before reading on use www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen as an invite to get acquainted, but do read on.)

It's raining men social networks lately (Ello, Diaspora, Medium and many more) and most of them are bound to fail. Not because they don't have a compelling idea which drives them and makes them truly social, but because the network part is the hard part. 

Networks need scale and they need it fast. Look at the one successful newcomer G +, which with all the backing of Google, after three years still struggles in getting your friends and family on board. A new social network like Ello will never reach the needed critical mass and will implode whatever the great intentions driving it.

However, there is a new kid on the block and it's capable of disrupting the social network sphere. Not with an appeal on your social values or a guarantee to stay clear of big business, but with a promise to fill your pockets.

Tsu (apparently pronounced Sue...) starts with a new paradigm. It's a platform for your content, posts/videos/photos stays yours (so no copyright transfers  / hand over all your rights as usual) and it's monetized by you.

Now that's quite a revolutionary change. Try find another platform where you keep owning the content after you share it. Ah wait, your personal blog of course! Except that although the content stays yours, monetization is quite hard. Running successful adword campaigns on personal blogs is not that easy.

Tsu offers to take care of the ads in exchange for 10% of the revenue instead of your soul a lousy adword deal on a rarely visited blog.  An interesting offer for quality content providers or not?

Well for most of us it means we would earn pennies a year so money is still not a compelling argument. If you care about your content you want foremost the best environment to present it and a network like G+ is hard to beat. 

Great visuals, large and really interested audience, searchable and findable by Google search. What more could you want?

As an active content producer myself I would say there are things missing on facebook and G+. Just ignoring that neither of us is paid to post, what's missing are things like 'analytics'. How many eyeballs are seeing our posts? We don't know, we don't get the tools and only by very indirect tools like including an image in every post we get an impression if our post is read at all.

Sure since spring 2014 Google shows 'views' but it's not willing to tell us what it means. Seen in the stream, longer than 0.1 second, part of a WordPress default install or really clicked upon and seen by real people. Most of us got a bump of 100.000's or even tens of millions of views mid September. A week later they were gone.

We don't know. We are not allowed to know. All requests to clarify at least the September bump went unheard. Google is deaf for the one thing we content providers want most: feedback.

We stumble in the dark. We post and thanks to sites like +CircleCount we  have a vague idea how many plusses (likes), shares and 'views' we got over time, but content producing on G+ is mostly feeding a black box. We can't expect Google to pay content providers for G+ content as long as they don't show ads on the network. Fair enough. 

But why are we left in the dark in terms of engagement? If you run a Google owned blogger platform you get statistics and monetization options. If you run a YouTube channel you get detailed stats and a decent chance to make money out of it if you're successful so why is the social network G+ excluded from it?

I for one am happy to see a social network which solves this. I don't mind if I get 0.0001 cent per view or a quarter per comment although I would prefer the latter :), but I do appreciate that Tsu gives you real feedback.  The availability of real analytics is in itself a reason to start posting there.

We all have an ego and want to see a reward for our content. Most of us are much more motivated by feedback than by upfront money, but a network which offers both is truly disruptive and deserves to grow

part two will delve deeper into Tsu and the apparently Multi Level Marketing  model underlying it. My first impression: it's actually generating worth so no MLM, but they could take a lesson in basic math...

If you need an invite to the network use http://www.tsu.co/MaxHuijgen if you care for a network which shares quality content as that will be the key to the future of Tsu and something I will promote wherever I can. Otherwise we will just end up with a new Buzzfeed, but that's for a  second post...

Coming soon including info on the actual revenue models. Want a notification of the follow up post, plus the post. 
Edit: the follow up post is here https://plus.google.com/u/3/112352920206354603958/posts/3h7aNZozNiD

#Tsu #blogging #content  ___

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2014-10-21 20:25:01 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Google Search now offers a G+ share option directly from search
The title should have been +Max Huijgen rediscovers a button ... #facepalm

Thanks to +Alex Shaw and +Ishaan Garg who explained that it was not a new function, but an old button that got a new lay-out....

(looks like it worked... tnx +Daniel Mulder and +Brendan Thesingh )

Google automatically tagged this with funny, no idea why (edit: I now know ;)), but let me add #Search and #Google #GoogleShare  

Google Search now offers a G+ share option directly from search
The title should have been +Max Huijgen rediscovers a button ... #facepalm

Thanks to +Alex Shaw and +Ishaan Garg who explained that it was not a new function, but an old button that got a new lay-out....

(looks like it worked... tnx +Daniel Mulder and +Brendan Thesingh )

Google automatically tagged this with funny, no idea why (edit: I now know ;)), but let me add #Search and #Google #GoogleShare  ___

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2014-10-20 21:51:22 (24 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

If disaster struck and mankind had to start again, would we do it faster?
As a thought experiment to see how important inventions and knowledge actually are: imagine a world where we lost all tools and had to restart again, but this time with the knowledge we now have. How fast would we be back at the technological level of today?

Assume an earth-scale disaster leaving only modern day people (so we dismiss possible evolution in intelligence), an environment similar to earth, say 10.000 years BC so that we are certified free of the last ice age,  and -remarkable - a copy of Wikipedia (or sufficient people to represent this knowledge).

Would we be capable to progress much faster the next time round? Or would we be bound again by the painfully slow process of gathering sufficient food to even start working on technological progress?

Let's take an... more »

If disaster struck and mankind had to start again, would we do it faster?
As a thought experiment to see how important inventions and knowledge actually are: imagine a world where we lost all tools and had to restart again, but this time with the knowledge we now have. How fast would we be back at the technological level of today?

Assume an earth-scale disaster leaving only modern day people (so we dismiss possible evolution in intelligence), an environment similar to earth, say 10.000 years BC so that we are certified free of the last ice age,  and -remarkable - a copy of Wikipedia (or sufficient people to represent this knowledge).

Would we be capable to progress much faster the next time round? Or would we be bound again by the painfully slow process of gathering sufficient food to even start working on technological progress?

Let's take an example: we learned a lot about food over fifty millenia, but it wouldn't really help us hunting. We probably lost more skills there than we won and Wikipedia surely won't help us catch a bear. However there are more ways to make a sustainable living and farming is well understood now.

In this assumed second-coming we don't need to wait until Mendel was done crossing peas and learning about genetics. We know it works, we know what to look for and we could be breeding cattle within a generation. Or can't we because our cows would be eaten by wolves and bears and we can't get rid of them as we don't have guns or even proper fences?

Well we now know how to make steel so why don't we skip that whole stone age? Guns might be a bit difficult but iron would be good enough for decent fences to keep the foxes out.

The recipe is easy enough: smelt iron ore (we would know where to find it tnx to Wiki) in a hot oven with enough carbon and out comes so called pig iron. All you need is a way to get the fire hot enough and those stone-agers already knew to light a fire.

Admittedly it needs to be hotter than your average campfire but unlike our predecessors we know this so we could make a clay oven right away, pump oxygen into the fire with improvised bellows (we have cow skin remember) and process the brittle pig iron into usable steel.

Or couldn't we? As we need hammers to change the unusable iron into something resembling steel and we skipped the stone age remember. Oh and steel is a hopeless material for a technological backward society ('us' in this thought experiment) as it's actually to hard to work with without tools we can't produce without ... steel.

To make complex forms and even think about machinery you need to cast iron or bronze as our ancestors did as a first step. They used bronze because it melted at a lower temperature, was soft enough to model when it was cold and was harder than your basic pure iron.

However these complex forms could only be sculpted thanks to experienced artisans who had learned their trade over generations working wood and clay. If you can't create a mold with a high precision even a simple engine is out of reach.

This all started after seeing a video of someone casting his own engine block in his backyard. That led to interest in the history of steel production which like most 'ancient' technologies popped up all over the globe with sometimes thousands of years apart between regions. Before I knew I was pondering on the question how important knowledge and inventions actually are.

Do you think we could  re-invent ourselves much faster thanks to all the ideas, inventions and experience mankind accumulated or are we like children who have to go through all the phases?

#progress   #technology  ___

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2014-10-18 23:55:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Real music! This fantastic rendition deserves much more than 197 views...

Let's hear it G+

the best version is on http://www.npo.nl/dwdd-guilty-pleasures/18-10-2014/VARA_101370326 but I'm not sure that's accessible worldwide. If so skip to 19:15 minutes and enjoy and yes love is a battlefield ;)

Real music! This fantastic rendition deserves much more than 197 views...

Let's hear it G+

the best version is on http://www.npo.nl/dwdd-guilty-pleasures/18-10-2014/VARA_101370326 but I'm not sure that's accessible worldwide. If so skip to 19:15 minutes and enjoy and yes love is a battlefield ;)___

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2014-10-18 18:52:07 (26 comments, 51 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

See what happens when kids grow up in a world of racial stereotypes 
The video shows a repeat of an old experiment where children can chose between two dolls. See these black children demonstrate a complete lack of self-esteem or even outright self-hatred by choosing a white doll (the 'nice one') over a black one while they are perfectly aware of their own skin color.

If all you hear and see are images where a black skin is linked with violence, crime and poverty, it's no wonder young kids already disassociate themselves of their own color. 

The original 1940s experiment by Kenneth and Mamie Clark led to the famous High Court decision to forbid racial school segregation. This small scale repetition of the experiment shows we still have a long way to go. 

The relevance for my own country of birth, the Netherlands, is that the national debateabo... more »

See what happens when kids grow up in a world of racial stereotypes 
The video shows a repeat of an old experiment where children can chose between two dolls. See these black children demonstrate a complete lack of self-esteem or even outright self-hatred by choosing a white doll (the 'nice one') over a black one while they are perfectly aware of their own skin color.

If all you hear and see are images where a black skin is linked with violence, crime and poverty, it's no wonder young kids already disassociate themselves of their own color. 

The original 1940s experiment by Kenneth and Mamie Clark led to the famous High Court decision to forbid racial school segregation. This small scale repetition of the experiment shows we still have a long way to go. 

The relevance for my own country of birth, the Netherlands, is that the national debate about 'Zwarte Piet', a blackface helper to the December celebration of 'Sinterklaas' is really important for black all children.

Black Pete is mostly played by white people, using black makeup, over the top afro wigs, golden earrings and large red lips. They act 'funny' by pretending to be stupid, while jumping around in an energetic way. 

They act as the little helpers to the wise, white, bearded Saint Nicolas who arrives on his even more white high horse...

The contrast can't be bigger and the stereotyping can hardly be more over the top. Complaints by the relatively small black community in the Netherlands are mostly put aside as 'it's all good fun and don't spoil the party for the children'. 

Maybe watching this little experiment helps realize defenders of this tradition realize that stereotyping does make children suffer.

Racism goes much deeper than skin; it really is a brain disease

#ZwartePiet   #BlackPete   #racism  ___

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2014-10-17 19:43:00 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

TGIF For Nerds: going through today's Android 5 / Lollipop release
This Friday developers finally got their hands on the final software development kit (SDK) for Android 5.0 as well as the latest preview software for Nexus phones.

End users will have to wait a few more weeks (or months depending on their phone brand) to see what Android 5 is all about, but the video below already gives a good first impression of the new features.

The new notification system will interest most users. The biggest change out of the box is that notifications are now visible without unlocking your phone. Even more, you can immediately act on them by answering an email or sharing a print screen. 

It does save from you from constantly entering patterns or codes, but it's also a huge inroad on your privacy if you leave the phone unattended on the table for just a few minutes.... more »

TGIF For Nerds: going through today's Android 5 / Lollipop release
This Friday developers finally got their hands on the final software development kit (SDK) for Android 5.0 as well as the latest preview software for Nexus phones.

End users will have to wait a few more weeks (or months depending on their phone brand) to see what Android 5 is all about, but the video below already gives a good first impression of the new features.

The new notification system will interest most users. The biggest change out of the box is that notifications are now visible without unlocking your phone. Even more, you can immediately act on them by answering an email or sharing a print screen. 

It does save from you from constantly entering patterns or codes, but it's also a huge inroad on your privacy if you leave the phone unattended on the table for just a few minutes. Sex texting will never be the same once your co-workers join in the fun.....

From the looks of it, the new 'Material Design' is more expressive, richer and it offers a lot of little animations helping in getting feedback from the interface.

The color scheme and contrasts are hugely improved over the earlier Android L preview and there is a welcome choice between a light and a darker look as well as options to go back to the older Holo theme.

It looks much better and more mature than the candy look of iOS8. 

Missing are new and updated apps. Google will probably use its Play Store to get these ready for prime time. That's the huge advantage of the new model introduced after the KitKat release. 

Have a look yourself. What do you think?

P.S. I have watched several videos so my opinion is not just based on these 7 minutes by fellow Gplusser +Tim Schofield 

#Android5   #Lollipop #AndroidL___

2014-10-16 22:03:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

What are Europe's best places to photograph in fall and winter?

As you can see below +Tom Anderson  asked me very subtle ;) to share his post and we Europeans should be able to give him some great tips.

Where are the best photo opportunities in Europe to catch our beautiful fall and winter season?

Maybe Tom should do some travelling and take advantage of the short distances over here.

Can you come up with the perfect European photo trip for three months starting end of October? 

+European Photo +Europeans on G+  #europeanphoto  

I'm thinking of heading to Europe at the end of October and staying through January. Can anyone recommend the best places to photograph during these months (i.e. spectacular fall color displays (or am I too late)). Have I missed the best time for Croatia's fall colors, for example? Or how about the most likely places to capture some nice snowfall? I'm flexible and will go just about anywhere from Iceland to Russia. +Max Huijgen I figured your network might have some suggestions :)___What are Europe's best places to photograph in fall and winter?

As you can see below +Tom Anderson  asked me very subtle ;) to share his post and we Europeans should be able to give him some great tips.

Where are the best photo opportunities in Europe to catch our beautiful fall and winter season?

Maybe Tom should do some travelling and take advantage of the short distances over here.

Can you come up with the perfect European photo trip for three months starting end of October? 

+European Photo +Europeans on G+  #europeanphoto  

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2014-10-16 21:47:41 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Good to see Apple  valuing intelligence for a change ;)
As of today you get a $100 discount in the Apple store if you can remember a four digit pin code!

The newly announced iPad mini 3 is apparently identical to the old mini except for a fingerprint scanner.  If your memory is good enough to store the 4 digits of a passcode, you can do without it and you save $100.

Or in an interesting twist: if you have a working memory, you get 16 GB extra digital memory and still pocket $50 when you buy the Mini 2 instead of todays new model.

Is the iPad Mini 2 suddenly the smartest tablet deal in town?
 

Good to see Apple  valuing intelligence for a change ;)
As of today you get a $100 discount in the Apple store if you can remember a four digit pin code!

The newly announced iPad mini 3 is apparently identical to the old mini except for a fingerprint scanner.  If your memory is good enough to store the 4 digits of a passcode, you can do without it and you save $100.

Or in an interesting twist: if you have a working memory, you get 16 GB extra digital memory and still pocket $50 when you buy the Mini 2 instead of todays new model.

Is the iPad Mini 2 suddenly the smartest tablet deal in town?
 ___

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2014-10-16 15:29:50 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Are Vimeo videos no longer supported on G+?
The video below and all others I tried on G+ won't play. Youtube still works.
If the below doesn't play for you check http://vimeo.com/59777392 so see that it's indeed a valid video.

UPDATE: there is a consistent pattern of mobile users having no problem while desktop users all seem to suffer from the same 'white screen' the moment they press Play.

#vimeo

Are Vimeo videos no longer supported on G+?
The video below and all others I tried on G+ won't play. Youtube still works.
If the below doesn't play for you check http://vimeo.com/59777392 so see that it's indeed a valid video.

UPDATE: there is a consistent pattern of mobile users having no problem while desktop users all seem to suffer from the same 'white screen' the moment they press Play.

#vimeo___

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2014-10-15 21:19:02 (6 comments, 19 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

In a pool of ignorance it only takes a spark of fear to light up hate

and in case you want to reverse the process without ignorance: http://survivial-training.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-fire-with-condom-151661/

In a pool of ignorance it only takes a spark of fear to light up hate

and in case you want to reverse the process without ignorance: http://survivial-training.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-fire-with-condom-151661/___

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2014-10-15 19:22:42 (89 comments, 32 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

App privacy controls still missing from Android 5 / Lollipop
There is a lot of money to be made by selling our privacy so the business model of app developers often relies on harvesting your private data. Enter the world of app privacy controls....

We have all been there: installing a simple app (say a flashlight) which demands access to all our location, contacts and photos, wants to use the microphone and camera and insists on using the internet for itself while sending texts on our costs.

The even more sneaky apps install with a normal list of permissions, but on the first update extend this enormously.  

Most users just say accept without even scrolling down the list, but some of us would like to control what an app can do on our phone. Happy to let the flashlight app control the camera flash, but why give it access to our contacts or location to... more »

App privacy controls still missing from Android 5 / Lollipop
There is a lot of money to be made by selling our privacy so the business model of app developers often relies on harvesting your private data. Enter the world of app privacy controls....

We have all been there: installing a simple app (say a flashlight) which demands access to all our location, contacts and photos, wants to use the microphone and camera and insists on using the internet for itself while sending texts on our costs.

The even more sneaky apps install with a normal list of permissions, but on the first update extend this enormously.  

Most users just say accept without even scrolling down the list, but some of us would like to control what an app can do on our phone. Happy to let the flashlight app control the camera flash, but why give it access to our contacts or location to resell these data to an unknown third party.

For a short period Android (4.2.2) offered exactly this possibility to control the permissions of apps. You could allow or deny individual permissions. If you went too far, the app stopped working, but in most cases you got the functionality you wanted without the intrusion on your privacy. 

App Ops was brilliant and applauded by privacy organization EFF, but rapidly removed by Google. This control by users was not 'ready for prime-time' so there was hope it would return in Android 5. 

Unfortunately it's missing from today's announcements. What we got in terms of privacy is default encryption (nice if you lose your phone) and so called SELinux which will help against malware and controls access on a system level but it's not user controlled.

However Android 5 / Lollipop won't protect you against the software you install yourself. Lots of apps are basically malware as they only exist to spy on you and sell your privacy, but you were the one who accepted the long list of 'permissions' so officially it was your choice to sell out.

Android 5 offers us a security lollipop while we need actual user control over apps. Disappointing that Google didn't dare to break the business model of sneaky apps

What would be your choice: fine control with the slight risk that the installed app won't work as expected or the current black and white model of 'accept all' versus 'don't install'?

#LolliPop #Android #Privacy  ___

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2014-10-15 17:10:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Shop conversation: does it come with lollipop?
No sir, but candy crush runs smoothly

Can't we switch to something beefier for Android versions?

#JustNotGoingToSayIT   #Android5 .0

Shop conversation: does it come with lollipop?
No sir, but candy crush runs smoothly

Can't we switch to something beefier for Android versions?

#JustNotGoingToSayIT   #Android5 .0___

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2014-10-12 21:47:26 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Thinking outside of the box requires viewing from right to left....


via +Jordi Posthumus 

___Thinking outside of the box requires viewing from right to left....


via +Jordi Posthumus 

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2014-10-12 20:04:30 (93 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Google will never harm consumers [unless they are Windows phone users?]
Google says it would never harm an end-user over a conflict with a competitor. In an interview Eric Schmidt is asked if he can imagine Google doing something similar to Amazon:  refusing to sell books of publisher Hachette over a commercial conflict. 

Would Google ever do that something like that?

[Schmidt] Well, let’s ask the question: Has Google ever done that? Has Google ever done that—in a market, exclude one competitor from an end user service? I think the answer is no.

If it came up in a meeting, would this be one of those things that someone would immediately say. “This is evil?”

[Schmidt] Somebody would say why are we penalizing that group over this business issue? That would be how the debate would occur. 

Interesting but why then isGoogle blo... more »

Google will never harm consumers [unless they are Windows phone users?]
Google says it would never harm an end-user over a conflict with a competitor. In an interview Eric Schmidt is asked if he can imagine Google doing something similar to Amazon:  refusing to sell books of publisher Hachette over a commercial conflict. 

Would Google ever do that something like that?

[Schmidt] Well, let’s ask the question: Has Google ever done that? Has Google ever done that—in a market, exclude one competitor from an end user service? I think the answer is no.

If it came up in a meeting, would this be one of those things that someone would immediately say. “This is evil?”

[Schmidt] Somebody would say why are we penalizing that group over this business issue? That would be how the debate would occur. 

Interesting but why then is Google blocking the YouTube app for Windows Phone? It's a long story, but the summary is that even after Microsoft and Google worked together on a new YouTube app, it still got blocked by Google.

All requests by the superb Windows phone app (according to end-users) to load a YT movie were denied over a conflict where technical and legal arguments were used as distractions from a commercial clash between rival phone operating systems.

The end result: millions of Windows phone users without an official client for YouTube. Never harm end-users over a commercial conflict? Don't do evil?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/appsblog/2013/aug/15/google-disables-windows-phone-youtube-app (and hundreds of other links)

interview with Eric Schmidt https://medium.com/backchannel/google-motorola-was-a-win-we-couldve-won-with-groupon-wed-never-do-what-amazon-is-doing-a17f27b3aec0___

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2014-10-09 00:14:48 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

An interesting debate on the future of Google Plus
+Danny Sullivan zoomed in on the lack of visitor numbers in an interview with the current boss of G+ +Dave Besbris but the discussion that followed went way beyond numbers.

Some serious issues with G+ as a tool for brands are addressed as well as the more fundamental lack of traction G+ suffers from.

Do click the link to the original post: it's worth reading the comments as it's an interesting as well as amusing clash between people who believe G+ is slightly better than sliced bread versus doubts if the emperor actually wears clothes at all.

To me, Google saying in a long interview about Google+ that everything is just fine falls apart when it says it doesn't want to talk about users. Why? Because Google itself used to make a big deal of talking about them a lot to prove that it was growing. Radio silence on that issue makes it sound like something has gone south.___An interesting debate on the future of Google Plus
+Danny Sullivan zoomed in on the lack of visitor numbers in an interview with the current boss of G+ +Dave Besbris but the discussion that followed went way beyond numbers.

Some serious issues with G+ as a tool for brands are addressed as well as the more fundamental lack of traction G+ suffers from.

Do click the link to the original post: it's worth reading the comments as it's an interesting as well as amusing clash between people who believe G+ is slightly better than sliced bread versus doubts if the emperor actually wears clothes at all.

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2014-10-08 15:47:02 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Presidential privacy?

What a strange life permanently surrounded by secret service agents ..

(c) epa

Presidential privacy?

What a strange life permanently surrounded by secret service agents ..

(c) epa___

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2014-10-07 00:42:50 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
or circle me if you believe the truth is often evasive, by definition elusive and probably false if you don't think twice..

Group think shouldn't win the internetz!

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
or circle me if you believe the truth is often evasive, by definition elusive and probably false if you don't think twice..

Group think shouldn't win the internetz!___

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2014-10-06 22:05:38 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

remluaP aruaL syas ,sraey 52 ni niaga uoy ees lliw I

remluaP aruaL syas ,sraey 52 ni niaga uoy ees lliw I___

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2014-10-06 18:46:48 (73 comments, 6 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

If skin is sacrosanct why then is foreskin excluded?
Under most Western laws children can't legally have a tattoo whatever their parents decide but little boys are commonly (33%) circumcised. 

If we want to protect children from irreversible damage by the ideas of their parents we should of course just ban religion ;)

Mental damage aside: shouldn't we stop all physical mutilations of children no matter what the underlying idea? Wikipedia reveals that lots of countries (and US states) forbid placing tattoos on minors no matter what their parents think. However these same laws usually allow irreversible male circumcisions.

Why don't we stop genital mutilations regardless of gender and whatever the underlying belief system? Nowadays you can laser a tattoo away, but no word about 3D-printing a missing foreskin.

If skin is sacrosanct whyt... more »

If skin is sacrosanct why then is foreskin excluded?
Under most Western laws children can't legally have a tattoo whatever their parents decide but little boys are commonly (33%) circumcised. 

If we want to protect children from irreversible damage by the ideas of their parents we should of course just ban religion ;)

Mental damage aside: shouldn't we stop all physical mutilations of children no matter what the underlying idea? Wikipedia reveals that lots of countries (and US states) forbid placing tattoos on minors no matter what their parents think. However these same laws usually allow irreversible male circumcisions.

Why don't we stop genital mutilations regardless of gender and whatever the underlying belief system? Nowadays you can laser a tattoo away, but no word about 3D-printing a missing foreskin.

If skin is sacrosanct why then is foreskin excluded?___

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2014-10-01 11:59:40 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Curiosity leads to science so let your children experiment
+Sophie Wrobel has been introducing science to her own children and now delivers a book full of experiments for 3 - 5 year olds.

A perfect present for parents with young children.

Introducing my new book containing a year's worth of kid's experiments!
Available in English and German

I'm proud to announce that I've now published my first book - a book filled with illustrated experiments for preschoolers, one experiment for each week of the year. For the past two years, I've been doing weekly experiments with my kids, and compiled their favorite experiments into this book.

The book is divided into 12 chapters, each of which focuses on a particular theme and lasts for a month. The experiments are designed to inspire the kids to start asking questions, try out the impossible, and most of all have fun exploring natural phenomena! Some of the all-time favorites for inspiration:

- Homemade ice cream to explore how salt affects the melting point of water
- Racing toys to explore friction
- Homemade microscope to see what a cell is

The book is available in English and German on amazon.de or directly from the publisher:

http://bit.ly/experimentsw___Curiosity leads to science so let your children experiment
+Sophie Wrobel has been introducing science to her own children and now delivers a book full of experiments for 3 - 5 year olds.

A perfect present for parents with young children.

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2014-09-29 10:35:02 (41 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Five invites for Ello; first come first served
Leave your email address in the comments

Five invites for Ello; first come first served
Leave your email address in the comments___

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2014-09-28 14:59:25 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Amazing: 65.000 people decided to follow me
and none of them were 'gifted' by being on a Google user list. Thanks to all of you. Now please lend me some money ;)

What I really would like is to hear what made you decide to circle me
in exchange for your comment I will circle you

Amazing: 65.000 people decided to follow me
and none of them were 'gifted' by being on a Google user list. Thanks to all of you. Now please lend me some money ;)

What I really would like is to hear what made you decide to circle me
in exchange for your comment I will circle you___

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2014-09-19 20:43:03 (70 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Google served malware to millions: are ads really the future of internet?
Sites like Last.fm, The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post who use Google's ad netwok Doubleclick apparently served malware since late August. It's certainly not the first time that an ad network serves malicious code, but it's one of the most high profile occurences. 

Worse, the ads were served by Google whose $60 billion business is completely dependent on ad income.

The impact of the malicious code is unclear, but even if estimates of 'just' 5% effectively compromised user systems are correct, these numbers are still way too high.

The risk of allowing ads on your system is basically too high to be acceptable if you care for a stable computer without infections, privacy leaks or other compromises. Ad blockers can and will stop this and are a better first point ofd... more »

Google served malware to millions: are ads really the future of internet?
Sites like Last.fm, The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post who use Google's ad netwok Doubleclick apparently served malware since late August. It's certainly not the first time that an ad network serves malicious code, but it's one of the most high profile occurences. 

Worse, the ads were served by Google whose $60 billion business is completely dependent on ad income.

The impact of the malicious code is unclear, but even if estimates of 'just' 5% effectively compromised user systems are correct, these numbers are still way too high.

The risk of allowing ads on your system is basically too high to be acceptable if you care for a stable computer without infections, privacy leaks or other compromises. Ad blockers can and will stop this and are a better first point of defense than virusscanners. So can we still afford to surf the net without an ad blocker?

And the $60 billion Google question: is an internet with automatically served ads viable if people start to defend their systems with ad blockers?

It's not only Google which will hurt from millions of people installing ad blockers, the web pages running these ads lose their business model. 

How can the 201x web progress if ads are more dangerous than the downloads of the last decade were. Will we need a new business model?

Background info on the malware: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2014/09/large-malvertising-campaign-under-way-involving-doubleclick-and-zedo/___

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2014-09-17 18:40:43 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

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 (14 comments, 21 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

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, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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, 37 +1s)Open 

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 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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, 10 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

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)Open 

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)Open 

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, 27 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

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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