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The White House2,502,187Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31.Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:004 
The White House2,502,187Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8The White House is kicking off #WeTheGeeks , a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the U.S.Our first hangout includes an extraordinary panel of innovators from around the country who will discuss the elements of an "all hands on deck" effort to pursue Grand Challenges.Tune in today at 2pm ET: http://at.wh.gov/l4lUD#hangouts   #hangoutsonair  We the Geeks: Grand Challenges2013-05-16 20:00:00499 

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Becky Collins15,380Smartphone/Tablet Lovers 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 ?2014-08-20 05:01:234603312
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Jed Lloyd2,672SATURDAY CIRCLE SHAREHi Guys , Heres a #circleshare for you to take a look at.42 Tech HeadsGet involved :1. Comment on my post2. Add some people that you like and circle them3. Share the circle again4. Number +1 my postEnjoy The Tech Heads #share #circleshare #add #follow #+1 #circles #technology #cool #engagement2013-09-07 22:38:5242715
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146
Nathan Urbina155Tech and GamingI thought I'd share a circle with everyone. This circle of good people is where I get my tech and gaming info here on G+, as well as conversing with others. Enjoy!#SharedCircle2013-07-18 18:45:1776000
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles we try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know. And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628
Chris Row2,580Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-24 17:20:42483758
Vago Damitio8,732Super Technology CircleI am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better!This is a circle of super technology people. I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 21:32:3936101
Chris Row2,335Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-11 20:59:57490214
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
Chris Row1,752This is the best Tech Circle on G+ I am still adding to it, so feel free to let me know if you should be added, also feel free to share it and add it to your Circles. 2012-12-17 13:32:26216305
Euro Maestro35,240The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 500 Gplussers in the World in 2012. #socialnetworking #klout   #kred    #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #euromaestro  Back in April I created a list of the top 500 Gplussers as compiled by +CircleCount.  The methodology is explained in the original post.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xA minor update was offered in October.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/eeHNhQAZX6wThis update is the list of the people with the most followers (in this case greater than 35 k, with high interaction (Klout score > 60), and engaging (based on comments per post).I may be incorporating Kred next year as there have been some issues with +Klout Please note the circle does not include everyone in the list.At the bottom of the first list, you will find a second list of all the Google plus users with greater than 35k followers who did not have a Klout score for ranking.This is only a first draft, people. Please don't be upset if you were left out or if there are mistakes. It takes a lot of work to compile this and I will publish a new list and circle with corrections.Also please note that precise rankings are meaningless due to the standard error of measurement involved in Klout scores. Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this job considerably easier.I also want to thank +Amanda Blain for all her suggestions over the various months on how to improve this list.As always, I welcome your suggestions and corrections.Please let me know of any corrections for the final list to be published before the end of the year.If I missed you, please let me know. Upcoming circle – please let me know if you want to be included.Active on Google plus and Twitter – provide your twitter id   Social Media MadnessThere are other social networks out there besides Google plus.  While Google Plus is certainly my favourite, there are uses for the other ones.Include your twitter id in the comments to be included in a future circle of twitter users on Google plus.Tweet me @euromaestro to be included on a twitter list of Google plus users. Follow me on :twitter :  https://twitter.com/euromaestrofacebook : 2012-12-16 23:54:20209641038
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Annika O'Brien61,941This is my shared circle of inventors, makers, and DIY hobbyists (not all are robot builders). Let me know if I forgot to add someone or have mistakenly added someone who doesn't belong. #sharedcircles2012-12-10 20:57:3612414322
Chris Row1,438My Tech Circle, for all Tech lovers add & share this circle, this one is 100x better than the Tech Circle that G+ recommends, try it out. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #techcircle   shared Circles are the best *if you or someone you know should be in this Circle contact me. I will be sure to add you if you fit the criteria. 2012-12-03 16:13:28167101
Jean-Marc Luna931Creative Thinkers CircleThis is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers #newcreativethinkers   #circles   #sharedcircles  Thanks +Dirk Talamasca and +Carlos Rosario 2012-11-08 16:08:57501629
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265018216
Carlos Rosario386This is the same list as my last shared circle but this includes me, lol.  Sometimes....mistakes happen.This is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles   #creativethinkers  2012-11-06 17:50:225016211
Euro Maestro30,016The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 500 Gplussers in the World – Update #socialnetworking   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #euromaestro  Plus one if you'd like to see more circles like this.Back in April I created a list of the top 500 Gplussers as compiled by +CircleCount.  The methodology is explained in the original post.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xThis update is list of the people with the most followers (in this case greater than 20 k), with high interaction (Klout score > 60), and who post on Google Plus regularly. The circle is a minor update that focuses better on those that post regularly.  A totally revised major update will be released before the end of the year. For the complete list of the top 500 (actually closer to 1 000) see the original post. If I missed you, please let me know. Upcoming circles – please let me know if you want to be included.   * Highly interactive with fewer than 35 k followers – provide twitter id (if you have one)   *  Active on Google plus and Twitter – provide your twitter id   Here are some of the posts that I’ve read recently of the some people in this circle. Add this circle to supercharge your stream !Here's a list of some of the posts I've read recently.The posts are not necessarily the best posts or even the most representative of the people highlighted, but simply posts that I've read that I wanted to highlight. +A.V. Flox Love and Sex editor at blogherhttps://plus.google.com/112254467169147545881/posts/2DpwTwzJpG9Aaron WoodDesign and morehttps://plus.google.com/114468593663912084118/posts/WFZUNkzJ9bKAJ KohnSEO and then somehttps://plus.google.com/115106448444522478339/posts/SiQKjjy17brAlan ShapiroPhotographerI was touched by this post, maybe you will be toohttps://plus.google.com/114056084994793924628/posts/CWQejfPQ1mQAlexis OhanianMy hero and Internet freedom supporter https://plus.google.com/113164038788726940319/posts/9Ejj7Ny8rJF+Amanda Blain Curator of interests and moreHas personally given me such great advice on so many topics https://plus.google.com/107982618909749812012-10-31 21:01:10182782047
David Hartley0These are news organizations or people that are new, or just deserving of more attention. It includes all media forms. Check them out, there are any number of fascinating new people to engage with.#sharedcircles 2012-08-01 17:20:05435101
David Stroz824Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111
Jason Wells13,970Top 100 Unverified (v1)on the cuspI've always been a little intrigued by the concept of a "verified user." Ostensibly to ensure the true identity of the person behind a profile, it also serves as a validation of notability, social success or even celebrity. At this point in time, almost 6900 Google+ users have the checkmark. And while Google verifies users according to their own criteria, everyone above a certain number of followers is verified. As it happens, right now that certain number is about 588,000.This is I believe a unique list: the top 100 people, ranked by follower count, that are at or below that line. In other words, the people who are just about to get on Google's verification radar. So it ranges from +Maria Popova, with roughly 588k followers, to +Matt Steiner, with about 39k.It's an interesting group of people, predominantly photographers or other visual artists. Some of them are quite good. There's a broad swathe of nationalities represented. Interestingly, most of them are people I haven't seen on G+ before, although there are a few familiar faces. What unites them all is that they're all very close to earning their checkmarks.As they get verified, people will fall out of this circle, so I expect to change often. So I'll reshare this circle periodically with the refreshed top 100 unchecked folks. I encourage you to reshare it too.(Props to +Chris Macidis, my technical collaborator.)2012-07-16 14:58:18100515
Kyle Beck66So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003
Kimberly Iudakova24,679This is my first shared circle on Google+ I have been on here for almost a year at the end of June and wanted to give it a whirl.. I was inspired by Thomas Hawk and thought I would give it a try.. Now what you will find in here is a mixing pot of fun people depending on what you like..so dig around pick a few or bag the whole circle at once. *CAUTION* *ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK*  *>;)~*2012-06-13 07:22:1149810418
Euro Maestro20,504The Who's Who for Google+ - The top 500 Gplussers in the World - UpdatedHere’s the updated and corrected Euro Maestro 500 list for April For an explanation of how the list was put together, see the original post.https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xYou can find the complete list on circlecount.com, one of my favorite sites.What’s new :1. Klout scores are updated and reflect the score as of Friday 27 April2. A few people were accidentally left out of the first circle including +Liz ℚuilty +Michael Q Todd +Pam Adger and +Aaron Wood – apologies to all3. Expanded list4. Change from previous score (12 April)I will update this list weekly and publish it once a month. This is the list for April and any other changes I will incorporate in the list for May. Your suggestions as always are most welcome. If you want the weekly list, just let me know. Many thanks to +Amanda Blain for pointing out some corrections. The circle includes everyone with a Klout score higher than 75 plus selected other users from this list that offer great content or honest intelligent discussion to bring it up to a round 200. Excluded from the circle are those that have not posted recently on Google+. I have left room in the circle for the people that may have been missed in this second draft. At the bottom, you will find those who have more than 50 000 followers and an unknown klout score. Many thanks to +CircleCount and +Klout for all the assistance and a great service. ======================================================The Top 500 by Klout score 1 Lady Gaga 94 2 Kim Kardashian 91 13 Selena Gomez 90 4 Pete Cashmore 89 -14 Demi Lovato 89 7 Snoop Dogg 88 67 Cristiano Ronaldo 88 29 Trey Ratcliff 87 -110 Guy Kawasaki 86 110 Mark Hoppus 86 1010 Nicholas Kristof 86 13 Thomas Hawk 85 13 Ivete Sangalo 85 15 LeBron James 84 -215 François Hollande 84 317 deadmau5 83 -117 Chris Pirillo 83 17 David GUETTA 83 17 Mike Elgan 83 21 Felicia Day 82 -121 Tom Anderson 82 221 Paris Hilton 82 21 Victoria Justice 82 -121 Robert Scoble 82 -121 50 Cent 82 121 Chris Hardwick 82 121 Greyson Chance 82 221 Joe Penna 82 -430 Britney Spears 81 30 Dalai Lama 81 130 Soulja Boy 81 30 Amanda Blain 81 130 Deepak Chopra 81 130 Michael Q Todd 81 new32012-04-28 15:54:02200451138
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737104
Angelocracy Xue2,184News Circle- news companies and journalists,reporters.tech,business, entertainment and other news. +NTD Television should also be in this circle.I shared a circle last Sunday. I was going to do one this Sunday but I forgot about it. I will try to post a new circle or updated circle every Sunday.Next I want to do a circle of bloggers. So if you are a blogger let me know. Also if you want to be added to this news circle or know someone who should be let me know. #sharedcircles #publiccircles #circlesundays +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Public Circles +CircleCount +Angelocracy News and Politics2012-03-12 12:09:39341082
Susanne Ramharter3,133Fridays are for sharing circlesto the new people who have put me in their circles: many thanks! Some of you I have already had contact with, to the rest, I would like to reciprocate with this circle. It is hand-picked, and contains people who are funny, intelligent, knowledgeable, and engaged.You will find information about social media, google+, as well as cognitive science, books, travel and art, some agitation against encroaching on civil liberties (SOPA, ACTA, censorship - mostly from me ;-) inspirational as well as snarky things, and yes, the occasional cat. But everyone here is friendly and has great things to contribute, so feel free to share the circle if you like.Have fun!2012-03-09 15:46:5631329719
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005536100
Lambert Schlumpf874Circle Shareee!The Interactive CircleI modified a bit the circle shared by +Max Huijgen yesterday afternoon (GMT): few people have been removed because their posts attract thousands of comments and you wouldn't get replies anyway. Plus, I am sure you have already in your circles people like +Trey Ratcliff, +Tom Anderson or +Mike Elgan.I added instead few others who I reckon are more interactive, In the meaning that if you post a direct comment to the author you are very likely going to receive a reply, which is always nice: They are people like +Christy Ramsey, +Paul van de Loo, +Clare Cosgrove, +Yvan Da Silva and others. Some of them are not very famous, but oh, well... they interact! Here the original post, via +Max Huijgen Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!http://j.mp/z4s0ZH2012-02-26 09:21:182021508
Daniel Harrington10,653Technology Circle! #tech #electronics #computers #technology #tablets #smartphones #gadgets #iphone #android #circlesharing #sharedcircle2012-02-25 07:35:24127010
Max Huijgen13,212Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!The pegs and the holes, the ones who think different, the people who will change your G+ worldA careful selection on relevance, great posts, contributions to debate, original thought and stunning images. If you follow this circle of 200, G+ will never be boring and you are in for a stream of thoughts and beauty.The familiar faces show up, but it contains a large number of hidden gems if you dig deeper.As a circle needs a name: "Think different: the interaction circle" will do very well.Update: The most interesting part is that the circle is part of some experiments: one of them is the daily update. A way to ´subscribe´ to a circle by reading all the post at your leisure. Every day you will see the complete collection on this url:http://publiccircles.appspot.com/dailyplus/z12luh3hjsngtd04y04cetehsvf0x3nbtmc0kOn a dull Saturday this circle managed to create 780 posts and generate 7093 comments, 4842 reshares and 16074 +1's. Check it on a week day and that page will be living proof that G+ is not dead at all. This circle alone generates more posts and comments than you can possibly read on a day. Oh yes, that´s why it´s called the interaction circle ;)2012-02-24 22:38:5920015310285
Pasi Ääpälä1,442Technology circleSince everyone else is sharing circles... Here's my circle of tech-oriented people. Web, gadgets, programming, reviews, news and lots of other interesting things.Feel free to share. If you think someone should be in this circle, let me know...2012-01-06 16:21:13249113
Pasi Ääpälä1,305Technology circleMy circle of Technology-oriented people. I've removed inactive people, those who post very little and those who just advertise their own products.These are active (some very!) posters, who mostly share interesting posts. Feel free to re-share this circle if you want to. If you feel that there's someone missing, let me know.2011-12-29 12:59:41237301
Nils Hitze6,370My #maker circle .. people that either make stuff / are in a #hackerspace / write novels or otherwise influence me2011-12-13 11:04:1599813
Gregory Esau87An enhanced version of my previously shared circle of "World Intelligence" . If there is anybody else that you feel should be on here... maybe even you!!...please let me know. This is what I call my "World Intelligence" Circle. The purpose of this circle is that collectively, they give us a enhanced understanding of the world...and this included our Google Plus World!!...we live in.Our collective goal is to build on this circle, to constantly improve the diversity of views, and depth of knowledge, so we can 'crowd source' better ways to both understand the world in which we operate, but in turn lead in this world, to make it a better place for all of us. This Circle falls roughly into six categories:1) Economics and Economic Systems2) The Internet and Social Technologies3) Politics and Global Politics4) Science and Technology5) Religions and Spirituality6) Environment and Ecological Systems. These all inter-relate in one way or another, and it has long been my view, to understand our world, we need to constantly learn, and collaboratively share our knowledge around these 'systems'. None of us individually can 'know' or 'understand' the world, but as a collaborative enterprise, we can develop better knowledge for better leadership.2011-12-11 00:07:392393212
Dylan Hunt0INTERNET NEWS MAKERSBloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more. Google Plus's Top Internet News Makers.2011-11-04 01:07:36448414
Kristopher Derentz97Here is my Tech NEWS circle for anyone interested. The people in this circle are a great source of breaking tech news including tech business, mobile, gadgets, social media and more. Feel free to reshare if you like.2011-11-01 16:45:251205210
Paul Yager (Vertick)90My favorite Tech PeoplePaul Yager shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 15:04:14133001
Error 404 (Nicht0Circle of 100+ tech writersCaroline Irvine shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 12:05:20131000
Leigh Henderson0Here is my NON-PROFIT circle. Included in the circle are people from various industries and backgrounds, who work with (or own) non-profit orgs, eco / environmental orgs and people who do their bit for good causes. If you would like to be added to this circle please post below. If you want to help out please share this circle.I am a designer and will work with registered non-profit orgs on your future graphic/web/multi-media projects. If your non-profit org needs help in that department feel free to contact me.Leigh Henderson shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 00:25:14240235
Robert Scoble158,666I'm sharing two circles today. This is the first half of my "Tech Journalist and Blogger" circle. The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry. As with all my circles I try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let me know). And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:10:07341382844
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2014-10-15 19:53:51 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I keep getting calls & texts to my Google Voice number from people who are confused about why it's on their phone. My wild hypothesis: they've added me to a circle on Google+ and then synced their contacts on Android somehow. Anyone have any ideas?

Most reshares: 40

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2014-10-15 22:15:07 (11 comments, 40 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Mindboggling, to this road cyclist who rides carriage trails and woods: Danny Macaskill: The Ridge 

The backstory is here: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/danny-macaskills-truly-epic-ride-through-scottish-ridge-proves-nothing-impassable-160610

I can say with certainty I'll never cycle anywhere like this, and that if I tried you'd be reading about my epic, tragic tumble down the mountainside after my foolhardy attempt. hats off to Danny Macaskill for showing me what humans can do, with skill, focus and a dream. (Pretty cool to see how a drone could be used to film the accomplishment, too.) 

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2014-10-15 22:15:07 (11 comments, 40 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Mindboggling, to this road cyclist who rides carriage trails and woods: Danny Macaskill: The Ridge 

The backstory is here: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/danny-macaskills-truly-epic-ride-through-scottish-ridge-proves-nothing-impassable-160610

I can say with certainty I'll never cycle anywhere like this, and that if I tried you'd be reading about my epic, tragic tumble down the mountainside after my foolhardy attempt. hats off to Danny Macaskill for showing me what humans can do, with skill, focus and a dream. (Pretty cool to see how a drone could be used to film the accomplishment, too.) 

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2014-10-24 14:37:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Whistleblower tells Congress senior IRS officials are shutting down investigations into corporate tax fraud: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/whistleblowers-irs-officials-behind-fraudulent-multi-billion-dollar-corporate-tax-giveaways/ 

Serious charges, and one that certainly would merit Congressional investigation and action.

#opengov

Whistleblower tells Congress senior IRS officials are shutting down investigations into corporate tax fraud: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/whistleblowers-irs-officials-behind-fraudulent-multi-billion-dollar-corporate-tax-giveaways/ 

Serious charges, and one that certainly would merit Congressional investigation and action.

#opengov___

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2014-10-24 02:53:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Review from an unhappy customer: "Not what I expected"
"_I bought this as a prayer ring for reciting the Lord's Prayer before bed, as you do. But when I put it on and read the words out loud, I found myself standing at the food of a large tower, staring up at a flaming eye. God doesn't look like I thought He would. I'm still giving this three stars though, because the script is pretty_."

[…because I really needed a laugh or two, and maybe you do too: 
http://www.amazon.com/Tengwar-Script-Prayer-Comfort-Stainless/product-reviews/B00HZV4PMQ/

This one is for you, fellow Lord of the Rings fans.]

Review from an unhappy customer: "Not what I expected"
"_I bought this as a prayer ring for reciting the Lord's Prayer before bed, as you do. But when I put it on and read the words out loud, I found myself standing at the food of a large tower, staring up at a flaming eye. God doesn't look like I thought He would. I'm still giving this three stars though, because the script is pretty_."

[…because I really needed a laugh or two, and maybe you do too: 
http://www.amazon.com/Tengwar-Script-Prayer-Comfort-Stainless/product-reviews/B00HZV4PMQ/

This one is for you, fellow Lord of the Rings fans.]___

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2014-10-24 02:46:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable"– Isaac Asimov, on creativity http://www.technologyreview.com/view/531911/isaac-asimov-asks-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/

"It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable"– Isaac Asimov, on creativity http://www.technologyreview.com/view/531911/isaac-asimov-asks-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/___

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2014-10-24 02:37:35 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Adrian Chen: "…companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them—a vast, invisible pool of human labor. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to 'well over 100,000'—that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook.
This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive. And moderators in the Philippines can be hired for a fraction ofAmerica... more »

Adrian Chen: "…companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them—a vast, invisible pool of human labor. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to 'well over 100,000'—that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook.
This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive. And moderators in the Philippines can be hired for a fraction of American wages. Ryan Cardeno, a former contractor for Microsoft in the Philippines, told me that he made $500 per month by the end of his three-and-a-half-year tenure with outsourcing firm Sykes. Last year, Cardeno was offered $312 per month by another firm to moderate content for Facebook, paltry even by industry standards."
After weeks and months go by, the workers exposed to a daily feed of images and video depicting the very worst of what humanity does to one another and animals change, perhaps irrevocably. It's not dissimilar from the PTSD soldiers, battlefield medics and conflict journalists experience, but without the safety net. I hope that the companies find ways to help them find counseling, though I suspect it will be impossible for the people who watch the raw feeds to forget what they see there.___

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2014-10-24 01:11:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Amazon Web Services now supports OpenID Connect:  http://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/openid-connect-support/ 

More momentum. Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/openid-connect-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-federated-online-identity/ 

Amazon Web Services now supports OpenID Connect:  http://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/openid-connect-support/ 

More momentum. Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/openid-connect-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-federated-online-identity/ ___

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2014-10-23 21:05:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

What do you see?

What do you see in this image? Some report seeing a face. Details on illusions in the cosmic clouds: http://go.nasa.gov/1wruoSz ___What do you see?

2014-10-23 12:45:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

[NEW COLUMN] IBM research report endorses government innovation offices, with caveats: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-research-report-endorses-government-innovation-offices-with-caveats/

[NEW COLUMN] IBM research report endorses government innovation offices, with caveats: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-research-report-endorses-government-innovation-offices-with-caveats/___

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2014-10-22 21:07:58 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Looks promising. Naturally, +Robert Scoble already has a review up. Would anyone like to invite me? :)

Google Inbox is Google Now in your Gmail

I haven't tried this out, but it sounds pretty cool. Anyone got a spare invite?

http://gmailblog.blogspot.ca/2014/10/an-inbox-that-works-for-you.html___Looks promising. Naturally, +Robert Scoble already has a review up. Would anyone like to invite me? :)

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2014-10-22 18:01:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Nominated for most (unintentionally) ironic ad of the year. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/does-24-7-connectivity-connect-us-or-leave-us-alone-together/

Nominated for most (unintentionally) ironic ad of the year. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/does-24-7-connectivity-connect-us-or-leave-us-alone-together/___

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2014-10-22 12:30:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

“The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.“—Ben Bradlee http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ben-bradlee-legendary-washington-post-editor-dies-at-93/2014/10/21/3e4cc1fc-c59c-11df-8dce-7a7dc354d1b1_story.html RIP.

“The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.“—Ben Bradlee http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ben-bradlee-legendary-washington-post-editor-dies-at-93/2014/10/21/3e4cc1fc-c59c-11df-8dce-7a7dc354d1b1_story.html RIP.___

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2014-10-22 12:00:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Back in the USA! Flew on a new 777 on American Airlines. Economy now gets an outlet & USB port. Handy. #alwaysbecharging

Back in the USA! Flew on a new 777 on American Airlines. Economy now gets an outlet & USB port. Handy. #alwaysbecharging___

2014-10-21 17:01:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This morning's forum on data journalism is up on YouTube: Quem mexeu no meu jornalismo de dados? my portions are in English. :) Comments welcome!

This morning's forum on data journalism is up on YouTube: Quem mexeu no meu jornalismo de dados? my portions are in English. :) Comments welcome!___

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2014-10-21 00:03:58 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Today's keynote at the university in Florianopolis went quite well. Amazing questions from the grad students. I'm glad I was able to explore the campus a bit, too. I bid farewell to the mountainous coast with a heart in my coffee and arrived safe and sound in the big city. I'd forgotten how immense São Paulo is. Late dinner and then some prep: two talks tomorrow, including the third largest paper in Brazil. 

Today's keynote at the university in Florianopolis went quite well. Amazing questions from the grad students. I'm glad I was able to explore the campus a bit, too. I bid farewell to the mountainous coast with a heart in my coffee and arrived safe and sound in the big city. I'd forgotten how immense São Paulo is. Late dinner and then some prep: two talks tomorrow, including the third largest paper in Brazil. ___

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2014-10-20 12:59:11 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A lovely piece on Siri & a boy on the autism scale: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fashion/how-apples-siri-became-one-autistic-boys-bff.html reminded me of Tim Carmody's piece on the iPad: http://www.wired.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-disability/

"The developers of intelligent assistants recognize their uses to those with speech and communication problems — and some are thinking of new ways the assistants can help. According to the folks at SRI International, the research and development company where Siri began before Apple bought the technology, the next generation of virtual assistants will not just retrieve information — they will also be able to carry on more complex conversations about a person’s area of interest."

Takeaway: advances in user interfaces and the next generation of intelligent assistants can have a much greater impact upon kids who havediffe... more »

A lovely piece on Siri & a boy on the autism scale: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fashion/how-apples-siri-became-one-autistic-boys-bff.html reminded me of Tim Carmody's piece on the iPad: http://www.wired.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-disability/

"The developers of intelligent assistants recognize their uses to those with speech and communication problems — and some are thinking of new ways the assistants can help. According to the folks at SRI International, the research and development company where Siri began before Apple bought the technology, the next generation of virtual assistants will not just retrieve information — they will also be able to carry on more complex conversations about a person’s area of interest."

Takeaway: advances in user interfaces and the next generation of intelligent assistants can have a much greater impact upon kids who have different experiences and challenges communicating with the world and other humans than many people may realize.___

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2014-10-20 12:44:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Important story about how government data can be used to discriminate, despite efforts to anonymize & redact personal information after such use was documented: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/nyregion/a-tenant-blacklist-culled-from-tedium.html 

cc Tim O'Reilly 

Important story about how government data can be used to discriminate, despite efforts to anonymize & redact personal information after such use was documented: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/nyregion/a-tenant-blacklist-culled-from-tedium.html 

cc Tim O'Reilly ___

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2014-10-20 12:03:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Social media is playing an unprecedented role in #Brazil's presidential election: http://www.diario.com.br Facebook, Twitter, YouTube all figure in. The difference vs the USA election cycle is the use of WhatsApp.

Social media is playing an unprecedented role in #Brazil's presidential election: http://www.diario.com.br Facebook, Twitter, YouTube all figure in. The difference vs the USA election cycle is the use of WhatsApp.___

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2014-10-20 00:44:19 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Itaguaçu Beach, in Florianopolis. “Nursery of large rocks," in Tupi. Breathtaking natural beauty. 

Itaguaçu Beach, in Florianopolis. “Nursery of large rocks," in Tupi. Breathtaking natural beauty. ___

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2014-10-19 18:21:05 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Good news: I made it safely from Recife to Sao Paolo to Florianopolis, and yet again, I have a room with a view, looking out on the Baia Norte, west of the big island here on the southeastern coast of Brazil.
Bad news: head feels like it's in a clamp, I'm running a slight fever, and I have been experiencing what can be discretely described as some digestive discomfort. 

C'est la vie, or, more appropriately, a vida é assim. Charging up my phone and getting ready for a walk on the beach, despite the light rain. Fresh air nearly always does this body good.

Good news: I made it safely from Recife to Sao Paolo to Florianopolis, and yet again, I have a room with a view, looking out on the Baia Norte, west of the big island here on the southeastern coast of Brazil.
Bad news: head feels like it's in a clamp, I'm running a slight fever, and I have been experiencing what can be discretely described as some digestive discomfort. 

C'est la vie, or, more appropriately, a vida é assim. Charging up my phone and getting ready for a walk on the beach, despite the light rain. Fresh air nearly always does this body good.___

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2014-10-18 17:49:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Olá, Brasil! 

Olá, Brasil! ___

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2014-10-18 03:38:53 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Flying to Brazil, reading The Economist’s brief on the upcoming presidential election: http://econ.st/1F3zslX Doors closing. See you in South America!

Flying to Brazil, reading The Economist’s brief on the upcoming presidential election: http://econ.st/1F3zslX Doors closing. See you in South America!___

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2014-10-17 19:01:54 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ultimate in vaporware: compact fusion reactor, reported under development at Lockheed Martin: http://m.aviationweek.com/technology/skunk-works-reveals-compact-fusion-reactor-details check back in 5 years to see if there's "there there."

Ultimate in vaporware: compact fusion reactor, reported under development at Lockheed Martin: http://m.aviationweek.com/technology/skunk-works-reveals-compact-fusion-reactor-details check back in 5 years to see if there's "there there."___

2014-10-17 17:46:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New White House executive order on securing citizen access to personal data: http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/17/executive-order-improving-security-consumer-financial-transactions

Federal agencies have 18 months to set up multi-factor authentication & ID proofing.

Context on NSTIC: http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/05/nstic-analysis-identity-privacy.html & federated ID: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/openid-connect-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-federated-online-identity/ cc +Tim Bray 

New White House executive order on securing citizen access to personal data: http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/17/executive-order-improving-security-consumer-financial-transactions

Federal agencies have 18 months to set up multi-factor authentication & ID proofing.

Context on NSTIC: http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/05/nstic-analysis-identity-privacy.html & federated ID: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/openid-connect-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-federated-online-identity/ cc +Tim Bray ___

2014-10-17 17:05:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

.deity, grant me the courage to write about bad laws,
The wisdom to fact check with legal scholars,
And the humility to correct my mistakes.

.deity, grant me the courage to write about bad laws,
The wisdom to fact check with legal scholars,
And the humility to correct my mistakes.___

2014-10-16 20:37:12 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Guardian: Whisper tracks its users: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-whispers-secret-safest-place-internet-tracks-users

Whisper vehemently denies it: http://www.businessinsider.com/whisper-just-wrote-a-5-page-response-to-a-scathing-security-report-we-do-not-track-or-follow-our-users-2014-10

Now users are stuck deciding whom to believe.

Guardian: Whisper tracks its users: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-whispers-secret-safest-place-internet-tracks-users

Whisper vehemently denies it: http://www.businessinsider.com/whisper-just-wrote-a-5-page-response-to-a-scathing-security-report-we-do-not-track-or-follow-our-users-2014-10

Now users are stuck deciding whom to believe.___

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2014-10-16 18:26:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Chris Gates on setting an "open standard"
https://openstandard.mozilla.org/for-government-of-and-by-the-people-set-the-default-to-open/ He's Chris Gates here.
 

Chris Gates on setting an "open standard"
https://openstandard.mozilla.org/for-government-of-and-by-the-people-set-the-default-to-open/ He's Chris Gates here.
 ___

2014-10-16 14:16:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

NY AG Schneiderman: Commercial operators supply 33%+ of Airbnb NYC units & generate 33%+ of revenue. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/business/airbnb-listings-mostly-illegal-state-contends.html 

NY AG Schneiderman: Commercial operators supply 33%+ of Airbnb NYC units & generate 33%+ of revenue. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/business/airbnb-listings-mostly-illegal-state-contends.html ___

2014-10-16 14:14:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Back to the future: DefenseOne launched a "morning brief," joining the New York Times Politico & many others competing for primacy in…my email inbox.

Back to the future: DefenseOne launched a "morning brief," joining the New York Times Politico & many others competing for primacy in…my email inbox.___

2014-10-16 14:03:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A welcome status update from Facebook, quite similar to the Red Cross's "Safe and Well" app but integrated into Facebook itself. If you're in an area affected by a natural disaster, Facebook will prompt you with a notification in the app to "check in" and it will go into your newsfeed. Key: Friends that are in that area will receive a notification about friends that have marked themselves safe -- it won't just be buried in the feed.
http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/10/introducing-safety-check/

Has anyone seen Google experiment with something like this for Plus?

A welcome status update from Facebook, quite similar to the Red Cross's "Safe and Well" app but integrated into Facebook itself. If you're in an area affected by a natural disaster, Facebook will prompt you with a notification in the app to "check in" and it will go into your newsfeed. Key: Friends that are in that area will receive a notification about friends that have marked themselves safe -- it won't just be buried in the feed.
http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/10/introducing-safety-check/

Has anyone seen Google experiment with something like this for Plus?___

2014-10-16 02:14:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New in the mail from DCBOEE: Voter's Guide. https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/ #opengov #Election2014 #dc

New in the mail from DCBOEE: Voter's Guide. https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/ #opengov #Election2014 #dc___

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2014-10-15 22:15:07 (11 comments, 40 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Mindboggling, to this road cyclist who rides carriage trails and woods: Danny Macaskill: The Ridge 

The backstory is here: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/danny-macaskills-truly-epic-ride-through-scottish-ridge-proves-nothing-impassable-160610

I can say with certainty I'll never cycle anywhere like this, and that if I tried you'd be reading about my epic, tragic tumble down the mountainside after my foolhardy attempt. hats off to Danny Macaskill for showing me what humans can do, with skill, focus and a dream. (Pretty cool to see how a drone could be used to film the accomplishment, too.) 

Mindboggling, to this road cyclist who rides carriage trails and woods: Danny Macaskill: The Ridge 

The backstory is here: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/danny-macaskills-truly-epic-ride-through-scottish-ridge-proves-nothing-impassable-160610

I can say with certainty I'll never cycle anywhere like this, and that if I tried you'd be reading about my epic, tragic tumble down the mountainside after my foolhardy attempt. hats off to Danny Macaskill for showing me what humans can do, with skill, focus and a dream. (Pretty cool to see how a drone could be used to film the accomplishment, too.) ___

2014-10-15 19:53:51 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I keep getting calls & texts to my Google Voice number from people who are confused about why it's on their phone. My wild hypothesis: they've added me to a circle on Google+ and then synced their contacts on Android somehow. Anyone have any ideas?

I keep getting calls & texts to my Google Voice number from people who are confused about why it's on their phone. My wild hypothesis: they've added me to a circle on Google+ and then synced their contacts on Android somehow. Anyone have any ideas?___

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2014-10-15 18:04:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The work of +Doctors Without Borders / MSF-USA  has never been more important. Please consider donating https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm & reshare. Health Care in Liberia, in the Time of Ebola

The work of +Doctors Without Borders / MSF-USA  has never been more important. Please consider donating https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm & reshare. Health Care in Liberia, in the Time of Ebola___

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2014-10-15 16:32:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

UPDATE: Cancelled. PHEW. Tornado warning in DC until 1 PM. Seek shelter if you're in the area: http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=bb4e6873bf1bab02&hl=en&gl=US&source=web

UPDATE: Cancelled. PHEW. Tornado warning in DC until 1 PM. Seek shelter if you're in the area: http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=bb4e6873bf1bab02&hl=en&gl=US&source=web___

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2014-10-15 14:22:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In 2010, I wrote that online privacy debates heated up DC: http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/08/online-privacy-debates-heat-up.html 4 years later, bills are stalled: http://www.politico.com/morningtech/1014/morningtech15690.html

In 2010, I wrote that online privacy debates heated up DC: http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/08/online-privacy-debates-heat-up.html 4 years later, bills are stalled: http://www.politico.com/morningtech/1014/morningtech15690.html___

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2014-10-15 14:03:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

EbolaDeeply, a single-subject news site focused on Ebola, is now live: http://www.eboladeeply.org/

EbolaDeeply, a single-subject news site focused on Ebola, is now live: http://www.eboladeeply.org/___

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2014-10-15 13:56:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If the "future of culture wars" is to be like #GamerGate, per Kyle Wagner http://deadspin.com/the-future-of-the-culture-wars-is-here-and-its-gamerga-1646145844/all …we have a rough century ahead.

If the "future of culture wars" is to be like #GamerGate, per Kyle Wagner http://deadspin.com/the-future-of-the-culture-wars-is-here-and-its-gamerga-1646145844/all …we have a rough century ahead.___

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2014-10-15 13:39:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Greenpeace used hidden GPS units to track illegal logging in the Amazon. Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/15/activists-use-gps-to-track-illegal-loggers-in-brazils-amazon-rainforest HT +Micah Sifry 

Greenpeace used hidden GPS units to track illegal logging in the Amazon. Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/15/activists-use-gps-to-track-illegal-loggers-in-brazils-amazon-rainforest HT +Micah Sifry ___

2014-10-14 16:54:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The New York Times asks for help digitizing content: http://blog.nytlabs.com/2014/10/14/madison-semantic-listening-through-crowdsourcing/ 

So has the U.S. National Archives and the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-wants-you-help-transcribe-its-collections-180952333/ 

All are a great use of the Interwebs and the "cognitive surplus" out here -- or as I like to put it, in the context of government use of crowdsourcing, the civic surplus.

The New York Times asks for help digitizing content: http://blog.nytlabs.com/2014/10/14/madison-semantic-listening-through-crowdsourcing/ 

So has the U.S. National Archives and the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-wants-you-help-transcribe-its-collections-180952333/ 

All are a great use of the Interwebs and the "cognitive surplus" out here -- or as I like to put it, in the context of government use of crowdsourcing, the civic surplus.___

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2014-10-13 18:11:10 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Camerabots in the lobby of the Center for Democracy & Technology.

Camerabots in the lobby of the Center for Democracy & Technology.___

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2014-10-13 15:47:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

*"On social media, it is easy to mistake popularity for credibility"*– Kevin Ashton https://medium.com/@kevin_ashton/how-to-become-internet-famous-for-68-828ed0b249cf

*"On social media, it is easy to mistake popularity for credibility"*– Kevin Ashton https://medium.com/@kevin_ashton/how-to-become-internet-famous-for-68-828ed0b249cf___

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2014-10-12 14:14:22 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It appears that the source of the data behind the new online attendance dashboard published by India's government is biometric scans and GPS units to monitor 50,000+ government workers: http://attendance.gov.in/

This reminds of of snowplow tracking dashboards in US cities, massively scaled up and combined with entrance and exit data. It's an interesting reflection on transparency, and instantly a canonical example of how technology can make the activity of government more open. 

It will certainly be interesting to watch how law enforcement agencies justify resisting the adoption of such systems for the mass surveillance of their own staff, given what we've learned about their use on the citizenry they serve and protect. 

It's also a test of the principle that the actions of government workers and staff should be transparent to the public the serve whilet... more »

It appears that the source of the data behind the new online attendance dashboard published by India's government is biometric scans and GPS units to monitor 50,000+ government workers: http://attendance.gov.in/

This reminds of of snowplow tracking dashboards in US cities, massively scaled up and combined with entrance and exit data. It's an interesting reflection on transparency, and instantly a canonical example of how technology can make the activity of government more open. 

It will certainly be interesting to watch how law enforcement agencies justify resisting the adoption of such systems for the mass surveillance of their own staff, given what we've learned about their use on the citizenry they serve and protect. 

It's also a test of the principle that the actions of government workers and staff should be transparent to the public the serve while they serve -- and perhaps how it could or should cease when they 
punch out," returning home or going offline and are not on official government business. This kind of tracking is no doubt deeply uncomfortable for some staff, particularly whatever percentage who haven't been spending the hours they might claim. I suspect we'll see other governments experiment, and public sector unions resist. ___

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2014-10-12 13:51:17 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Sunday morning reads on Amazon: 

The Wall Street Journal, which reports that one of the world's most famous e-commerce startups is going "click-and-mortar," opening its first site in New York City to handle same-day delivery and product returns: 
http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/amazon-to-open-first-store-1412879124-lMyQjAxMTE0OTA1OTUwMDk5Wj

I'd expect more to follow in major population centers. 

Those kinds of expansion and influence in personalized commerce (in the USA, anywhere) leads Franklin Foer to say the tech company must be stopped: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119769/amazons-monopoly-must-be-broken-radical-plan-tech-giant

Clay Shirky, however, writes Amazon's influence on democratizing publishing should be supported: https://medium.com/@cshirky/publishing-and-reading-6a80139d13cc 

What's thebes... more »

Sunday morning reads on Amazon: 

The Wall Street Journal, which reports that one of the world's most famous e-commerce startups is going "click-and-mortar," opening its first site in New York City to handle same-day delivery and product returns: 
http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/amazon-to-open-first-store-1412879124-lMyQjAxMTE0OTA1OTUwMDk5Wj

I'd expect more to follow in major population centers. 

Those kinds of expansion and influence in personalized commerce (in the USA, anywhere) leads Franklin Foer to say the tech company must be stopped: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119769/amazons-monopoly-must-be-broken-radical-plan-tech-giant

Clay Shirky, however, writes Amazon's influence on democratizing publishing should be supported: https://medium.com/@cshirky/publishing-and-reading-6a80139d13cc 

What's the best thing you've read about Amazon this year?___

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2014-10-11 23:29:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Making my grandma's Maryland crab cake recipe, using the good stuff: http://gourmetrecipes.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/recipe-grandmas-maryland-crabcake/

Sipping a bit of the whiskey I inherited from her, combined with apple cider (not bad) and remembering an evening of advice passed down in her kitchen in Fells Point.

Ask about the secrets and tricks behind the special recipes while you can: you never know how long you'll have together.

Making my grandma's Maryland crab cake recipe, using the good stuff: http://gourmetrecipes.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/recipe-grandmas-maryland-crabcake/

Sipping a bit of the whiskey I inherited from her, combined with apple cider (not bad) and remembering an evening of advice passed down in her kitchen in Fells Point.

Ask about the secrets and tricks behind the special recipes while you can: you never know how long you'll have together.___

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2014-10-11 14:24:20 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Hawk vs Drone: Hawk Attacks Quadcopter! Raptor wins. "Funds generated through YouTube ads will be donated to the Mass Audubon Society." :)

Hawk vs Drone: Hawk Attacks Quadcopter! Raptor wins. "Funds generated through YouTube ads will be donated to the Mass Audubon Society." :)___

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2014-10-10 20:28:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

At Google's DC HQ offices for Walter Isaacson's chat with Vint Cerf & Robert Kahn. Context: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/arts/walter-isaacsons-the-innovators-studies-computer-wizards.html

I had fun exploring the office, which is still under construction. The Internet connection here is so, so fast.
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-16/google-s-new-digs-in-dc-opens-to-senators-dogs.html


At Google's DC HQ offices for Walter Isaacson's chat with Vint Cerf & Robert Kahn. Context: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/arts/walter-isaacsons-the-innovators-studies-computer-wizards.html

I had fun exploring the office, which is still under construction. The Internet connection here is so, so fast.
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-16/google-s-new-digs-in-dc-opens-to-senators-dogs.html
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2014-10-10 18:38:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

When we talk about "big data", we also need to talk about redlining, racial profiling & discrimination. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-the-sketchfactor-app-can-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-data-use-and-crowdsourcing/

This is why: http://bigdata.fairness.io/

cc +Alistair Croll Tim O'Reilly 

When we talk about "big data", we also need to talk about redlining, racial profiling & discrimination. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-the-sketchfactor-app-can-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-data-use-and-crowdsourcing/

This is why: http://bigdata.fairness.io/

cc +Alistair Croll Tim O'Reilly ___

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2014-10-10 18:24:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Apps to help travelers avoid high-crime areas are a legitimate need.   http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-the-sketchfactor-app-can-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-data-use-and-crowdsourcing/ Staring at a smartphone may not be wise, though. I suspect that wearable computers and audible cues for directions may be a key components in the future of this space.

Apps to help travelers avoid high-crime areas are a legitimate need.   http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-the-sketchfactor-app-can-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-data-use-and-crowdsourcing/ Staring at a smartphone may not be wise, though. I suspect that wearable computers and audible cues for directions may be a key components in the future of this space.___

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2014-10-10 18:18:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I don't think we should or even could nuke nerd culture from orbit (hello, Aliens reference): http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/10/its-time-to-call-time-on-nerd-culture.html …but we should absolutely recognize how the outsider status that geeks and nerds felt in the 1970s and 1980s has shifted as technology and its creators have become deeply enmeshed in society, and work to address biases, homophily and inclusivity as new generations grow up in the world we're creating.

I don't think we should or even could nuke nerd culture from orbit (hello, Aliens reference): http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/10/its-time-to-call-time-on-nerd-culture.html …but we should absolutely recognize how the outsider status that geeks and nerds felt in the 1970s and 1980s has shifted as technology and its creators have become deeply enmeshed in society, and work to address biases, homophily and inclusivity as new generations grow up in the world we're creating.___

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2014-10-10 18:10:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

[NEW COLUMN]: The SketchFactor app identifies neighborhoods' "sketchiness" through publicly available data, as well as user updates that other users can vote on. The crowdsourcing aspect has led to controversy. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-the-sketchfactor-app-can-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-data-use-and-crowdsourcing/

In their initial media interviews, the founders of SketchFactor positioned the citizen reporting aspect of the app as a feature that would enable civic engagement and lead to social justice: people would report racism or discrimination as "sketchy behavior." Upon launch, however, SketchFactor was derided as "icky" and downright "racist" by Sam Biddle at Valleywag. In Biddle's view, SketchFactor was "yet another app for avoiding non-white areas of your town -- and it's really taking off!" 
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[NEW COLUMN]: The SketchFactor app identifies neighborhoods' "sketchiness" through publicly available data, as well as user updates that other users can vote on. The crowdsourcing aspect has led to controversy. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-the-sketchfactor-app-can-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-data-use-and-crowdsourcing/

In their initial media interviews, the founders of SketchFactor positioned the citizen reporting aspect of the app as a feature that would enable civic engagement and lead to social justice: people would report racism or discrimination as "sketchy behavior." Upon launch, however, SketchFactor was derided as "icky" and downright "racist" by Sam Biddle at Valleywag. In Biddle's view, SketchFactor was "yet another app for avoiding non-white areas of your town -- and it's really taking off!" 

"It's unfortunate that those who have come before us have done what many cities do: heatmap crime," said Allison McGuire, co-founder of SketchFactor LLC. "That isn't helpful information and affects the people who live in these communities. We're different because our users pinpoint specific experiences to draw attention to blocks, alleyways, and corners that are funny, interesting, and problematic. Anyone who lives in a city knows that there's no such thing as a 'good' or 'bad' neighborhood, but, there are streets that need work. There are alleyways worth exploring. There's nothing good about a sketchy corner, regardless of where that corner is."

I wasn't quite as quick as Biddle to jump to a conclusion about the app being racist, given the use case McGuire described and the ones I've encountered on my own travels. People unfamiliar with areas really do need better maps. The biggest issue with SketchFactor in DC is that I find it less useful than existing maps of crime, like Trulia's. Sometimes, it's not enough to be aware of how a neighborhood is changing to avoid getting off at the wrong stop or taking the wrong way back to a hotel. Violent crimes are concentrated in poor areas, which visitors and residents may wish to avoid, along with transit stations where thieves prey upon bewildered or tired travelers unfamiliar with an area and its social contours. Knowing what's safe and what's not if you're "not from around here" isn't easy, and if technology can give a traveler a better roadmap, that's valuable.

Given all of that, I expect there to continue to be a demand for services that give travelers or inebriated residents guidance on getting to their destination safely. That does not mean we shouldn't all be watching carefully to see how these services are actually being used and by whom. That's why algorithmic transparency and auditing matters. ___

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2014-10-10 17:18:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Cheers to GigaOm for diving into how the Tesla Motors autopilot works: https://gigaom.com/2014/10/10/the-important-details-of-teslas-model-d-how-autopilot-works/ http://t.co/KH9Mx7GF21

Cheers to GigaOm for diving into how the Tesla Motors autopilot works: https://gigaom.com/2014/10/10/the-important-details-of-teslas-model-d-how-autopilot-works/ http://t.co/KH9Mx7GF21___

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