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The White House2,599,186Join 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 20:00:00112 
The White House2,599,186Update: 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 05:01:234604313
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 17:20:42483547
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 23:54:20209641039
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 S.824Circle 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 18:10:07341292644
Paul Yager (Vertick)90Here's a good Circle if you like technology.Paul Yager shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 16:21:43133511

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2014-12-17 04:36:59 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The U.S. Senate has adjourned, officially ending the 113th Session of Congress. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/12/15/the-113th-congress-reaches-new-lows-in-everything/ Low bar: set.

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2014-12-18 20:01:16 (20 comments, 18 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Add Minecraft: http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/this-minecraft-community-is-saving-the-lives-of-children-wit to the list of networks that can enable communities:  http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/05/3-ways-internet-shapes-healthcare-pew.html #healthcare

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2014-12-18 20:01:16 (20 comments, 18 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Add Minecraft: http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/this-minecraft-community-is-saving-the-lives-of-children-wit to the list of networks that can enable communities:  http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/05/3-ways-internet-shapes-healthcare-pew.html #healthcare

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2014-12-20 16:26:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Glad we saw the National Building Museum before we left DC. Lovely public space. http://www.nbm.org

Glad we saw the National Building Museum before we left DC. Lovely public space. http://www.nbm.org___

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2014-12-19 21:19:16 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Zillow used NOAA data to compute pleasant days/year in US cities: http://www.zillow.com/research/pleasant-days-methodology-8513/ 

Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/welcome-to-data-transparency-in-real-estate-where-possibilities-and-challenges-await/

Zillow used NOAA data to compute pleasant days/year in US cities: http://www.zillow.com/research/pleasant-days-methodology-8513/ 

Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/welcome-to-data-transparency-in-real-estate-where-possibilities-and-challenges-await/___

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2014-12-19 14:58:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

2014 saw major advances & setbacks for open data, open government, privacy, security and press freedom. A year in review:  http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2014-showed-the-reach-and-limit-of-technological-innovation/ 

2014 saw major advances & setbacks for open data, open government, privacy, security and press freedom. A year in review:  http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2014-showed-the-reach-and-limit-of-technological-innovation/ ___

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2014-12-19 13:59:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

[NEW COLUMN] 2014 showed the reach and limit of technological innovation
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2014-showed-the-reach-and-limit-of-technological-innovation/ My year in review.

[NEW COLUMN] 2014 showed the reach and limit of technological innovation
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2014-showed-the-reach-and-limit-of-technological-innovation/ My year in review.___

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2014-12-19 02:51:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Google put +Stephen Colbert's studio set onto Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7677114,-73.990834,3a,75y,46.51h,86.33t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sNn0SMbnl8VYAAAQfCRUiUQ!2e0!3e2

+Google put +Stephen Colbert's studio set onto Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7677114,-73.990834,3a,75y,46.51h,86.33t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sNn0SMbnl8VYAAAQfCRUiUQ!2e0!3e2___

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2014-12-18 23:13:07 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Anyone telling you that the hacks vs Sony were the "first cyberwar" is either woefully ignorant or depending on a credulous public. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/world/middleeast/obama-ordered-wave-of-cyberattacks-against-iran.html?pagewanted=all 

Stuxnet remains a significant moment in history, as do the Aurora hacks vs Google. Before those instances, nation states, collectives and individuals have been probing networks and servers for decades.

Anyone telling you that the hacks vs Sony were the "first cyberwar" is either woefully ignorant or depending on a credulous public. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/world/middleeast/obama-ordered-wave-of-cyberattacks-against-iran.html?pagewanted=all 

Stuxnet remains a significant moment in history, as do the Aurora hacks vs Google. Before those instances, nation states, collectives and individuals have been probing networks and servers for decades.___

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2014-12-18 22:17:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What can we learn from failed #FOIA reform? http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/what-we-can-learn-from-the-death-of-a-unanimously-supported-foia-bill-and-janus-faced-support-for-open-government/ A fine summary from Nate Jones, at the National Security Archive.

What can we learn from failed #FOIA reform? http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/what-we-can-learn-from-the-death-of-a-unanimously-supported-foia-bill-and-janus-faced-support-for-open-government/ A fine summary from Nate Jones, at the National Security Archive.___

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2014-12-18 20:01:16 (20 comments, 18 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Add Minecraft: http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/this-minecraft-community-is-saving-the-lives-of-children-wit to the list of networks that can enable communities:  http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/05/3-ways-internet-shapes-healthcare-pew.html #healthcare

Add Minecraft: http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/this-minecraft-community-is-saving-the-lives-of-children-wit to the list of networks that can enable communities:  http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/05/3-ways-internet-shapes-healthcare-pew.html #healthcare___

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2014-12-18 17:52:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

What will the state of privacy be like a decade from now? Here's what I told the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which published a survey of expert responses today on the subject: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/surveys/2014_survey/2025_Internet_Security_Privacy.xhtml

"Public perceptions will vary by country. While it is impossible to predict the conditions in every polity around the globe, it is extremely likely that people will continue to live within different contexts for rights that are substantially informed by the constitutions (or lack thereof) adopted by the countries that they are born or reside within."  

For instance, will the world's largest democracy, India, pass a privacy act similar to that of the United States by 2025? Policy makers in the United States and the European Union are likely to make some adjustments to data collection... more »

What will the state of privacy be like a decade from now? Here's what I told the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which published a survey of expert responses today on the subject: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/surveys/2014_survey/2025_Internet_Security_Privacy.xhtml

"Public perceptions will vary by country. While it is impossible to predict the conditions in every polity around the globe, it is extremely likely that people will continue to live within different contexts for rights that are substantially informed by the constitutions (or lack thereof) adopted by the countries that they are born or reside within."  

For instance, will the world's largest democracy, India, pass a privacy act similar to that of the United States by 2025? Policy makers in the United States and the European Union are likely to make some adjustments to data collection and usage by both private and public actors, despite industry and law enforcement resistance, but there will be a broad range of approaches and outcomes elsewhere. 

A much higher percentage of the public will understand that any action taken in view of another human with a connected smartphone or made upon a social media platform online could end up on YouTube or the evening news nearly instantly and potentially irrevocably. 

The ability of politicians and other public figures to keep the public's business private will be substantially hindered, although wealthy and powerful people will continue to have the ability to pay to keep their private lives somewhat obfuscated. Social norms will evolve to a point where participants in dates and dinner parties will need to explicitly ask for agreement that conversations or other interactions be kept unrecorded.”

Other people who are smart, better educated and more well-spoken that me had far more insightful answers. Full report here: http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/imagining/surveys/2014_survey/Elon%20Pew%20Future%20of%20Privacy%202025.pdf___

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2014-12-18 17:17:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

While I'm not on board with the critique of Twitter, this point seems spot on "Bad community is worse than no community."
http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/12/bad-community-is-worse-than-no-community/

Either nurture an online community around your publication and/or beat(s) and moderate comments, or don't have them. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/want-good-online-comments-create-community-and-moderate-them/

While I'm not on board with the critique of Twitter, this point seems spot on "Bad community is worse than no community."
http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/12/bad-community-is-worse-than-no-community/

Either nurture an online community around your publication and/or beat(s) and moderate comments, or don't have them. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/want-good-online-comments-create-community-and-moderate-them/___

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2014-12-18 14:54:27 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

After 2014, I have 'outrage fatigue.' Slate has context: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/12/the_year_of_outrage_2014_everything_you_were_angry_about_on_social_media.html 

Problem: the furor over some issues (not naming names here) can obscure larger ones of injustice, corruption & cruelty.

After 2014, I have 'outrage fatigue.' Slate has context: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/12/the_year_of_outrage_2014_everything_you_were_angry_about_on_social_media.html 

Problem: the furor over some issues (not naming names here) can obscure larger ones of injustice, corruption & cruelty.___

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2014-12-18 13:02:09 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Indy shot first

Brilliant mashup. If only Greedo had a gun.. :)___Indy shot first

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2014-12-18 02:58:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Posited: Hacking a movie studio is not an "act of war" or terrorism, cyber or otherwise. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/reaction-to-the-sony-hack-is-beyond-the-realm-of-stupid Sabotage, corporate espionage, but not war. If there are any survivors of the Blitz in your life, ask them. 

Posited: Hacking a movie studio is not an "act of war" or terrorism, cyber or otherwise. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/reaction-to-the-sony-hack-is-beyond-the-realm-of-stupid Sabotage, corporate espionage, but not war. If there are any survivors of the Blitz in your life, ask them. ___

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2014-12-18 00:17:39 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This could be interesting.

This could be interesting.___

2014-12-18 00:13:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Some days feel like we're living out a plotline crafted by William Gibson or +Neal Stephenson.  This one felt more like one of them than most.

Some days feel like we're living out a plotline crafted by William Gibson or +Neal Stephenson.  This one felt more like one of them than most.___

2014-12-17 23:24:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Attribution is verrrrry difficult in these situations, but here we are.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/world/asia/us-links-north-korea-to-sony-hacking.html

Attribution is verrrrry difficult in these situations, but here we are.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/world/asia/us-links-north-korea-to-sony-hacking.html___

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2014-12-17 19:34:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

New York State is banning fracking after concerns about public health. The decision will send shockwaves throughout the USA -- the political kind, not the seismic activity that has been correlated with injecting fluids underground to release shale oil deposits.

New York State is banning fracking after concerns about public health. The decision will send shockwaves throughout the USA -- the political kind, not the seismic activity that has been correlated with injecting fluids underground to release shale oil deposits.___

2014-12-17 16:06:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Wow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD-uQ3atLCY story: http://wapo.st/1wZc9IG

Wow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD-uQ3atLCY story: http://wapo.st/1wZc9IG___

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2014-12-17 04:36:59 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The U.S. Senate has adjourned, officially ending the 113th Session of Congress. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/12/15/the-113th-congress-reaches-new-lows-in-everything/ Low bar: set.

The U.S. Senate has adjourned, officially ending the 113th Session of Congress. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/12/15/the-113th-congress-reaches-new-lows-in-everything/ Low bar: set.___

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2014-12-16 22:54:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Worth noting, for those who want to trust agencies to accurately engage in proactive disclosure or wish that open government data would be canonical: the press remains a critical watchdog.

When "open data" isn't accurate data, & public media reports the difference. WNYC Radio: http://www.wnyc.org/story/nypdtrafficdeaths/

#OpenGov  ___Worth noting, for those who want to trust agencies to accurately engage in proactive disclosure or wish that open government data would be canonical: the press remains a critical watchdog.

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2014-12-16 22:52:25 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

When "open data" isn't accurate data, & public media reports the difference. WNYC Radio: http://www.wnyc.org/story/nypdtrafficdeaths/

#OpenGov  

When "open data" isn't accurate data, & public media reports the difference. WNYC Radio: http://www.wnyc.org/story/nypdtrafficdeaths/

#OpenGov  ___

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2014-12-16 20:24:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Joined Government Matters to talk about FOIA failing in Congress. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/#failed

Show airs on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM here in DC, and may go online.

#opengov

Joined Government Matters to talk about FOIA failing in Congress. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/#failed

Show airs on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM here in DC, and may go online.

#opengov___

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2014-12-16 15:08:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

How should the "sharing economy" be regulated? http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sharing-economy-will-self-regulation-by-startups-suffice-to-protect-consumers/ 

Graphic: +Latitude Research: https://www.flickr.com/photos/37527143@N03/5093898237/

How should the "sharing economy" be regulated? http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sharing-economy-will-self-regulation-by-startups-suffice-to-protect-consumers/ 

Graphic: +Latitude Research: https://www.flickr.com/photos/37527143@N03/5093898237/___

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2014-12-16 14:59:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

You're going to need a bigger roboat.

You're going to need a bigger roboat.___

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2014-12-15 20:15:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Federal Trade Commission has placed many tech companies under privacy audits. If platform operators in the sharing economy aren't responsible about designing their platforms and applications to deliver security and "privacy by design," they may face the same attention.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sharing-economy-will-self-regulation-by-startups-suffice-to-protect-consumers/

Down the road, if discrimination, disability, civil rights, and consumer protections aren't also baked into these services from the start, more members of Congress and parliaments around the world might also start to care about sharing -- and stop forbearing from legislative action.

The Federal Trade Commission has placed many tech companies under privacy audits. If platform operators in the sharing economy aren't responsible about designing their platforms and applications to deliver security and "privacy by design," they may face the same attention.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sharing-economy-will-self-regulation-by-startups-suffice-to-protect-consumers/

Down the road, if discrimination, disability, civil rights, and consumer protections aren't also baked into these services from the start, more members of Congress and parliaments around the world might also start to care about sharing -- and stop forbearing from legislative action.___

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2014-12-15 20:05:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In a new column at TechRepublic, I take a look at the "sharing economy" & regulation: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sharing-economy-will-self-regulation-by-startups-suffice-to-protect-consumers/ …inspired by a panel of an academic, a researcher, a consumer advocate, and a tech executive convened by the Internet Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives in DC last week. 

You can download the discussion as a podcast here: http://netcaucus.org/audio/2014/20141208p2peconomy.mp3

As always, comments welcome.

In a new column at TechRepublic, I take a look at the "sharing economy" & regulation: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-sharing-economy-will-self-regulation-by-startups-suffice-to-protect-consumers/ …inspired by a panel of an academic, a researcher, a consumer advocate, and a tech executive convened by the Internet Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives in DC last week. 

You can download the discussion as a podcast here: http://netcaucus.org/audio/2014/20141208p2peconomy.mp3

As always, comments welcome.___

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2014-12-15 18:13:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

New recommendations for federal agencies from the Shorenstein Center on making federal data more useful: http://journalistsresource.org/skills/research/federal-data Disclosure: I was consulted. 

New recommendations for federal agencies from the Shorenstein Center on making federal data more useful: http://journalistsresource.org/skills/research/federal-data Disclosure: I was consulted. ___

2014-12-15 18:04:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Awesome! I graduated from text spam, random wrong numbers & bewildered people who don't know why my Google Voice number is on their mobile device to death threats today. 

The good news is that it's pretty clear that they're not intended for me. The bad news is that there's someone confused, ignorant and angry in California. Blocked caller, moving on. Might be time to dump this number in the new year.

Awesome! I graduated from text spam, random wrong numbers & bewildered people who don't know why my Google Voice number is on their mobile device to death threats today. 

The good news is that it's pretty clear that they're not intended for me. The bad news is that there's someone confused, ignorant and angry in California. Blocked caller, moving on. Might be time to dump this number in the new year.___

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2014-12-15 16:45:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In 2015, cutting-edge press releases won't look like PR: they'll be charts built with "exclusive" data, run by media: http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/12/a-wave-of-p-r-data/

In 2015, cutting-edge press releases won't look like PR: they'll be charts built with "exclusive" data, run by media: http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/12/a-wave-of-p-r-data/___

2014-12-15 02:31:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Corporations funding state AGs is a matter of public concern: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/12142629419/leaked-emails-reveal-mpaa-plans-to-pay-elected-officials-to-attack-google.shtml

Reporting on other hacked Sony email? Debatable.

Both carry some legal risks: http://fusion.net/story/32988/beware-downloading-the-hacked-sony-pictures-docs-could-bring-the-feds-to-your-door/

Corporations funding state AGs is a matter of public concern: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/12142629419/leaked-emails-reveal-mpaa-plans-to-pay-elected-officials-to-attack-google.shtml

Reporting on other hacked Sony email? Debatable.

Both carry some legal risks: http://fusion.net/story/32988/beware-downloading-the-hacked-sony-pictures-docs-could-bring-the-feds-to-your-door/___

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2014-12-15 00:27:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this household.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this household.___

2014-12-14 20:23:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's remarkable to me how many people who profess to be experts in the use of social media persist in using it primarily for self-promotion.

It's remarkable to me how many people who profess to be experts in the use of social media persist in using it primarily for self-promotion.___

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2014-12-14 16:08:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

There's so much hate, misogyny, racism and ignorance flowing on and off of social media. The Internet reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the people offline. How the private technology companies that operate social media platforms handle speech continues to evolve, with more tools for reporting and filters, but there's no magic wand to solve this challenge.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/13/trying-to-swim-in-a-sea-of-social-media-invective

There's so much hate, misogyny, racism and ignorance flowing on and off of social media. The Internet reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the people offline. How the private technology companies that operate social media platforms handle speech continues to evolve, with more tools for reporting and filters, but there's no magic wand to solve this challenge.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/13/trying-to-swim-in-a-sea-of-social-media-invective___

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2014-12-12 18:55:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hey, look what Columbia Journalism Review noticed: http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/foia_reform_dies_while_the_pre.php Maybe I was onto something, after all.

Hey, look what Columbia Journalism Review noticed: http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/foia_reform_dies_while_the_pre.php Maybe I was onto something, after all.___

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2014-12-12 16:37:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In 2014, the media and, it must be said, the public, drew more attention the visit of British royalty or an email exchange between a Harvard professor and a restaurant than reform to the Freedom of Information Act in Congress. http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/on-accountabilty/ 

In 2014, the media and, it must be said, the public, drew more attention the visit of British royalty or an email exchange between a Harvard professor and a restaurant than reform to the Freedom of Information Act in Congress. http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/on-accountabilty/ ___

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2014-12-12 15:36:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

If an editor says that she is "very interested in the subject, and in following the legislation," even if she and her staff are "particularly buys," I would expect to see her tweet about it and retweet people who do have time to cover it. That wasn't the case. 

I can't help but judge this to be a weak reply by the DC bureau chief. It's particularly disheartening when the bill in question never got a vote in the House yesterday, sending Freedom of Information Act reform to expire in this Congress. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/

Over the years, I've found that being politely persistent with editors over email and Twitter has led to more attention & coverage of boring but important topics.  I tried a couple of new approaches to try to geta... more »

If an editor says that she is "very interested in the subject, and in following the legislation," even if she and her staff are "particularly buys," I would expect to see her tweet about it and retweet people who do have time to cover it. That wasn't the case. 

I can't help but judge this to be a weak reply by the DC bureau chief. It's particularly disheartening when the bill in question never got a vote in the House yesterday, sending Freedom of Information Act reform to expire in this Congress. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/

Over the years, I've found that being politely persistent with editors over email and Twitter has led to more attention & coverage of boring but important topics.  I tried a couple of new approaches to try to get attention on this count, including making "memes" and tweeting about what media companies were covering instead. 

I spent the time not just because of the obvious need for FOIA reform but because I care about the New York Times and these other publications. I hoped they would put attention where it has impact. I can't imagine that I made myself popular by doing so, but I've faced uncomfortable public questions about why I haven't covered subjects, or how I did it. I've made errors of omission. 

In my view, I failed; the vast majority of editors, producers and editorial boards simply didn't cover it. I knew cable & broadcast news were unlikely to bother covering FOIA reform. I expected The New York Times would, when I flagged it on Sunday and contacted the public editor.

My bet was that House leadership would judge that they could hold back FOIA reform for a vote because major media would focus elsewhere. If so, they were right. The public lost.___

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2014-12-12 15:21:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Gorgeous Instagram photos by …pilots? http://qz.com/233165/the-pilots-of-instagram-beautiful-views-from-the-cockpit-violating-rules-of-the-air/  Notable Quartz treated social media as a source for an investigation that shows illegal behavior by the men and women we trust to get us home safe.

Gorgeous Instagram photos by …pilots? http://qz.com/233165/the-pilots-of-instagram-beautiful-views-from-the-cockpit-violating-rules-of-the-air/  Notable Quartz treated social media as a source for an investigation that shows illegal behavior by the men and women we trust to get us home safe.___

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2014-12-12 00:22:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Nifty Web app for matching cold & flu methods to symptoms: http://www.iodine.com/cold-and-flu

Nifty Web app for matching cold & flu methods to symptoms: http://www.iodine.com/cold-and-flu___

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2014-12-11 18:14:57 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

"I have no knowledge of what the plan is for that bill." - Speaker of the House +John Boehner 
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/

"I have no knowledge of what the plan is for that bill." - Speaker of the House +John Boehner 
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/___

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2014-12-11 16:51:02 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

"I have no knowledge of what the plan is for that bill." - Speaker of the House +John Boehner 
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/

"I have no knowledge of what the plan is for that bill." - Speaker of the House +John Boehner 
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/___

2014-12-11 06:38:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Trifecta: I’m disappointed by a silent White House, pliable House leadership & largely silent media. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/ Good night, all.

Trifecta: I’m disappointed by a silent White House, pliable House leadership & largely silent media. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/10/with-hours-of-sunshine-left-passage-of-foia-reform-hangs-in-the-u-s-house-hangs-in-the-balance/ Good night, all.___

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2014-12-09 23:30:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Microsoft's Azure is live & compliant with FedRAMP:  http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/09/microsoft-azure-government-comes-out-of-preview Uncle Sam has an alternative to Amazon. +Google  now lags?

Microsoft's Azure is live & compliant with FedRAMP:  http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/09/microsoft-azure-government-comes-out-of-preview Uncle Sam has an alternative to Amazon. +Google  now lags?___

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2014-12-09 23:26:11 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Imagine if someone's cellphone could detect that a bipolar episode, whether mania or depression, was in the near future, and could alert the user or his/her caregivers. 
 http://m.nautil.us/blog/mood-ringcell-phones-can-hear-depression-in-peoples-voices

Imagine if someone's cellphone could detect that a bipolar episode, whether mania or depression, was in the near future, and could alert the user or his/her caregivers. 
 http://m.nautil.us/blog/mood-ringcell-phones-can-hear-depression-in-peoples-voices___

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2014-12-09 23:15:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Porch.com goes mobile, connects home professionals with home owners:  http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/09/porch-goes-beyond-data-services-launches-tools-to-connect-homeowners-with-pros 

Reminder: "Data = Intel inside": http://www.techrepublic.com/article/porch-brings-data-driven-transparency-to-the-home-improvement-market/

Porch.com goes mobile, connects home professionals with home owners:  http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/09/porch-goes-beyond-data-services-launches-tools-to-connect-homeowners-with-pros 

Reminder: "Data = Intel inside": http://www.techrepublic.com/article/porch-brings-data-driven-transparency-to-the-home-improvement-market/___

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2014-12-09 19:44:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

2014 global open data index from the Open Knowledge Foundation Network: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/09/2014-open-data-index-open-knowledge/

2014 global open data index from the Open Knowledge Foundation Network: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/09/2014-open-data-index-open-knowledge/___

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2014-12-09 19:00:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, I spoke with the public editor of +The New York Times  about the paper's lack of coverage of Freedom of Information Act reform in Congress. Today, she wrote about it. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/free-flow-of-government-information-yawn

Yesterday, I spoke with the public editor of +The New York Times  about the paper's lack of coverage of Freedom of Information Act reform in Congress. Today, she wrote about it. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/free-flow-of-government-information-yawn___

2014-12-09 15:02:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The new new media: Brittany Furlan http://www.theverge.com/a/2014-verge-50/brittany-furlan & Felix Kjellberg: http://www.theverge.com/a/2014-verge-50/pewdiepie-felix-kjellberg 

Native to Vine & YouTube, with huge followings due to their creativity and mastery of the mediums.

The new new media: Brittany Furlan http://www.theverge.com/a/2014-verge-50/brittany-furlan & Felix Kjellberg: http://www.theverge.com/a/2014-verge-50/pewdiepie-felix-kjellberg 

Native to Vine & YouTube, with huge followings due to their creativity and mastery of the mediums.___

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2014-12-09 00:06:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

21st century democracy: Video of Senator Patrick Leahy & passage of FOIA reform already on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km33RxzqK1Q 

Context: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/08/in-surprise-senator-leahy-brings-foia-reform-bill-to-floor-and-it-passes-the-senate/

21st century democracy: Video of Senator Patrick Leahy & passage of FOIA reform already on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km33RxzqK1Q 

Context: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/08/in-surprise-senator-leahy-brings-foia-reform-bill-to-floor-and-it-passes-the-senate/___

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2014-12-09 00:05:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

21st century democracy: Video of Senator Patrick Leahy & passage of FOIA reform already on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km33RxzqK1Q

Context: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/08/in-surprise-senator-leahy-brings-foia-reform-bill-to-floor-and-it-passes-the-senate/

21st century democracy: Video of Senator Patrick Leahy & passage of FOIA reform already on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km33RxzqK1Q

Context: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/12/08/in-surprise-senator-leahy-brings-foia-reform-bill-to-floor-and-it-passes-the-senate/___

2014-12-08 22:56:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

NEW! My book review of "The Innovators," Walter Isaacson's excellent book on the history of technological innovation: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-history-of-the-innovators-tells-us-that-collaboration-is-core-to-innovation/

While Isaacson spends some time telling the relevant recent stories of Wikipedia, Google, and the web, the bulk of the book is an eminently readable survey that moves from the dawn of computing to artificial intelligence. As is the case with so many of Isaacson's books, the prose is lucid, approachable, and concise. He's an excellent synthesizer of ideas and concepts, combining firsthand quotes from the surviving protagonists who built precursors and protocols underneath the information technology systems you're using to read this column with research and citations from previous works. Isaacson makes technology approachable to a... more »

NEW! My book review of "The Innovators," Walter Isaacson's excellent book on the history of technological innovation: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-history-of-the-innovators-tells-us-that-collaboration-is-core-to-innovation/

While Isaacson spends some time telling the relevant recent stories of Wikipedia, Google, and the web, the bulk of the book is an eminently readable survey that moves from the dawn of computing to artificial intelligence. As is the case with so many of Isaacson's books, the prose is lucid, approachable, and concise. He's an excellent synthesizer of ideas and concepts, combining firsthand quotes from the surviving protagonists who built precursors and protocols underneath the information technology systems you're using to read this column with research and citations from previous works. Isaacson makes technology approachable to a layperson but has enough technical detail to be interesting to engineers. If you or a someone you love is interested in the history of IT, I highly recommend the volume for a gift.

Much more about what I learned here: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-history-of-the-innovators-tells-us-that-collaboration-is-core-to-innovation/___

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