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Alexander Howard has been at 2 events

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The White House2,745,459Join 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 20:00:0013517 
The White House2,745,459Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8 The 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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Lucien Luk535Are you all having fun? I'm most certainly is meeting and sharing new#Meme #Funny #LOL #Gifs #Cute #Animals #Dogs #Dog #Cat #Funnygifs #Anime #Manga #Humor #CatLovers #Funnygif #Animation #Puppy #DogLovers #Inspiration #Cats #ArtAndDesign #Painting #Artist #Artwork #SFTW2 #Drawing #Illustration #Mymixtapez #Funny #Sketch #Anime #Design #Abstract #StreetArt #DigitalArt #Sculpture #Graffiti #Exhibition #WallArt #ContemporaryArt #CircleShare 2015-02-06 15:04:20484001
Harry Day13,854If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-23 07:55:57353125
Becky Collins22,180Gadgets 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 ?2015-01-22 07:04:41483000
It Genius7I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare    for my #marketing  friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC *Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don't want that!)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a google circle please shoot me a message. I don't want you to feel like you are being spammed. :)(The people who have interacted with my last share will be included in the comments below.)2014-12-28 10:13:57344112
Brian Harrod10,634Top Internet News Makers On Google+ Bloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more.#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #magnetixcircles   #engagerscircle   #circleoftheday   #addcircle  2014-12-28 02:28:13438000
Brad Thompson21,980Journalists & Authors Shared CircleShare to the world. #BTSharedCircle  2014-12-27 04:03:15371000
Russell Chan0Welcome to this circle share!Want to be featured in my next circle share?1. +1, reshare, and add me2. Comment do I do not forget you #circleshare #circle #circle4circle #circleshared #circlesharefriday #share4share #sharecircles  2014-12-26 23:10:3158000
Russell Chan0Hey! Be sure to add these people in this technology circle. 1st time doing this...  #circleshare #technology #googlecircleshare These people are ideal for tech enthusiasts.Want to be included in my circle share?1. Add me to your circles2. +1, reshare, and comment on this circle sharePeople who comment will be featured in my next circle share!2014-12-26 17:47:4756000
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 07:47:52472527
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 16:01:035005137103
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 12:09:39341072
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

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2015-02-23 14:04:14 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Bad news for the tech industry and society, and worse if this isn't addressed. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/why-including-women-matters-for-the-future-of-technology-and-society/

Most reshares: 6

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2015-02-24 22:31:23 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

"…while plenty of webcomics and comics have devoted fan followings, Homestuck’s confusing nature might’ve relegated it to niche interest. Instead, it has become a phenomenon that could not exist anywhere but the endless expanse of digital spacetime, suspended by and within its audience’s wonder."--Lilian Min http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/02/a-story-that-could-only-be-told-online/385895/

Most plusones: 30

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2015-02-24 22:31:23 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

"…while plenty of webcomics and comics have devoted fan followings, Homestuck’s confusing nature might’ve relegated it to niche interest. Instead, it has become a phenomenon that could not exist anywhere but the endless expanse of digital spacetime, suspended by and within its audience’s wonder."--Lilian Min http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/02/a-story-that-could-only-be-told-online/385895/

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2015-02-27 20:51:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

[NEW COLUMN] The FCC's Open Internet rules won't end the Net Neutrality debate in the USA: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/fccs-open-internet-rules-wont-end-the-net-neutrality-debate-in-the-us/

[NEW COLUMN] The FCC's Open Internet rules won't end the Net Neutrality debate in the USA: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/fccs-open-internet-rules-wont-end-the-net-neutrality-debate-in-the-us/___

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2015-02-27 18:42:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

The Netherlands enacted rules mandating broadband Internet service providers adhere to the principles of net neutrality 2 years ago. Oddly, a telecommpocalypse has not ensued.

The Netherlands enacted rules mandating broadband Internet service providers adhere to the principles of net neutrality 2 years ago. Oddly, a telecommpocalypse has not ensued.___

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2015-02-27 18:06:58 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Leonard Nimoy's last tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.  LLAP."
https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/569762773204217857

Leonard Nimoy's last tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.  LLAP."
https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/569762773204217857___

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2015-02-27 17:50:39 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

RIP, Leonard Nimoy. Today, it's rational to be deeply saddened by losing you. May we all live long and prosper. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html

RIP, Leonard Nimoy. Today, it's rational to be deeply saddened by losing you. May we all live long and prosper. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html___

2015-02-27 05:01:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Morning online: #NetNeutrality. 
Afternoon online: loose llamas in Arizona. 
Evening online: a #whiteandgold or #blackandblue dress. 

February 26, 2015 is officially infamous.

The Internet hasn't talked this about a blue dress this much since Matt Drudge got his big scoop in 1998. (The Drudge Report's Web design hasn't changed much in the interim, either.)

Morning online: #NetNeutrality. 
Afternoon online: loose llamas in Arizona. 
Evening online: a #whiteandgold or #blackandblue dress. 

February 26, 2015 is officially infamous.

The Internet hasn't talked this about a blue dress this much since Matt Drudge got his big scoop in 1998. (The Drudge Report's Web design hasn't changed much in the interim, either.)___

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2015-02-26 22:37:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

For "Throwback Thursday," here's me with my first snowman, in upstate New York in 1980. Significant snowfalls are the status quo there. #tbt

For "Throwback Thursday," here's me with my first snowman, in upstate New York in 1980. Significant snowfalls are the status quo there. #tbt___

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2015-02-26 20:05:32 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This implies that Plus isn't going anywhere quite yet.

Some great comments from +Sundar Pichai about future product direction for Google+, Photos, Hangouts.  We've been working hard on these changes and I'm really excited about what these will mean for our users.  As +Radiohead says, "Everything in its right place..."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/miguelhelft/2015/02/26/exclusive-sundar-pichais-plan-to-keep-google-almighty/2/___This implies that Plus isn't going anywhere quite yet.

2015-02-26 19:14:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Plaintext release from the FCC on today's Open Internet vote: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0226/DOC-332260A1.txt 

The actual rules may not be out for weeks. Ironically, it appears that they same FCC commissioners who were insisting that the rules be released to the public before the vote may be delaying their release by not contributing edits: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/fcc-confirms-net-neutrality-order-wont-be-released-today

 #NetNeutrality 

Plaintext release from the FCC on today's Open Internet vote: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0226/DOC-332260A1.txt 

The actual rules may not be out for weeks. Ironically, it appears that they same FCC commissioners who were insisting that the rules be released to the public before the vote may be delaying their release by not contributing edits: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/fcc-confirms-net-neutrality-order-wont-be-released-today

 #NetNeutrality ___

2015-02-26 15:51:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Federal Communications Commission​ livestream is up. Agenda and a link: http://www.fcc.gov/events/open-commission-meeting-february-2015 Direct: http://fcc.gov/live 

The first item is on municipal broadband, where the commission is considering an order to preempt local restrictions. The order has been dwarfed by the furor over the FCC's Open Internet rules and net neutrality, but it's a big deal. It's all but certain to be voted through 3-2, after dissents from commissioner Pai and O'Rielly, who oppose it on federalism grounds. 

The second item, on the Open Internet rules, is likely to take even longer. 

Editorial note: This is the first FCC open meeting on Open Internet rules that I haven't been present for since 2010. There's no shortage of coverage, of course, but I can't help but be a little bummed. 

The Federal Communications Commission​ livestream is up. Agenda and a link: http://www.fcc.gov/events/open-commission-meeting-february-2015 Direct: http://fcc.gov/live 

The first item is on municipal broadband, where the commission is considering an order to preempt local restrictions. The order has been dwarfed by the furor over the FCC's Open Internet rules and net neutrality, but it's a big deal. It's all but certain to be voted through 3-2, after dissents from commissioner Pai and O'Rielly, who oppose it on federalism grounds. 

The second item, on the Open Internet rules, is likely to take even longer. 

Editorial note: This is the first FCC open meeting on Open Internet rules that I haven't been present for since 2010. There's no shortage of coverage, of course, but I can't help but be a little bummed. ___

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2015-02-26 03:24:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I bet Woz will be happier tomorrow than he was when we talked at the FCC in 2010.
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/12/wozniak-fcc-internet-freedom.html
#netneutrality

I bet Woz will be happier tomorrow than he was when we talked at the FCC in 2010.
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/12/wozniak-fcc-internet-freedom.html
#netneutrality___

2015-02-26 02:19:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"There isn't room for the both of you, Hicks, not in this universe"-Bishop http://home.online.no/~bhundlan/scripts/alien3/gibson.htm William Gibson wrote a great "Alien3" script, taking that universe in a dark, interesting direction. I wonder if it'll ever be made in some form.

"There isn't room for the both of you, Hicks, not in this universe"-Bishop http://home.online.no/~bhundlan/scripts/alien3/gibson.htm William Gibson wrote a great "Alien3" script, taking that universe in a dark, interesting direction. I wonder if it'll ever be made in some form.___

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2015-02-25 23:01:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

WNYC mapped New York City speed cameras using ticket data: http://www.wnyc.org/story/nyc-speed-cameras-streets-safer-rake-millions-yes/ Conclusions: the cameras make the city a lot of money and they slow drivers down. #ddj

WNYC mapped New York City speed cameras using ticket data: http://www.wnyc.org/story/nyc-speed-cameras-streets-safer-rake-millions-yes/ Conclusions: the cameras make the city a lot of money and they slow drivers down. #ddj___

2015-02-25 22:13:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

From my notes on screentime today: "In general, kids learn less well from 2D than 3D, when a 2D representation replaces a 3D representation. It's better to manipulate toys than use a mouse. You're going to learn underlying concepts better if you learn them through 3D objects."

So, should we give them holograms instead? 

[Laughter] "Sure, sounds like a good plan for a venture capitalist."

From my notes on screentime today: "In general, kids learn less well from 2D than 3D, when a 2D representation replaces a 3D representation. It's better to manipulate toys than use a mouse. You're going to learn underlying concepts better if you learn them through 3D objects."

So, should we give them holograms instead? 

[Laughter] "Sure, sounds like a good plan for a venture capitalist."___

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2015-02-25 20:41:00 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The case for strong Federal Communications Commission​ #NetNeutrality rules is built on a perceived market failure for high-speed Internet access. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/technology/limited-high-speed-internet-choices-underlie-net-neutrality-rules.html

The case for strong Federal Communications Commission​ #NetNeutrality rules is built on a perceived market failure for high-speed Internet access. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/technology/limited-high-speed-internet-choices-underlie-net-neutrality-rules.html___

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2015-02-25 20:30:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Tom Kent: "News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories or news stories into multimedia presentations.

Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations: company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, news companies will be testing automatic newswriting on more challenging subjects.

What are the ethics of robot journalism? When editors consider using automated newswriting, what issues of accuracy, quality and transparency arise?" https://medium.com/@tjrkent/an-ethical-checklist-for-robot-journalism-1f41dcbd7be2 

See prediction #5: http://towcenter.org/the-art-and-science-of-data-driven-journalism/ #ddj 

Tom Kent: "News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories or news stories into multimedia presentations.

Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations: company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, news companies will be testing automatic newswriting on more challenging subjects.

What are the ethics of robot journalism? When editors consider using automated newswriting, what issues of accuracy, quality and transparency arise?" https://medium.com/@tjrkent/an-ethical-checklist-for-robot-journalism-1f41dcbd7be2 

See prediction #5: http://towcenter.org/the-art-and-science-of-data-driven-journalism/ #ddj ___

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2015-02-25 16:43:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The story of how civic hackers made the Maryland Transit Authority's real-time transit data usable is fascinating, on many levels. https://medium.com/@transitapp/how-we-saved-baltimore-600-000-in-one-day-f8311e487e58

Update: Make sure to read this followup, too: http://marylandtransitadministration.blogspot.com/2015/02/did-civic-hackers-save-mta-600000-in.html

The story of how civic hackers made the Maryland Transit Authority's real-time transit data usable is fascinating, on many levels. https://medium.com/@transitapp/how-we-saved-baltimore-600-000-in-one-day-f8311e487e58

Update: Make sure to read this followup, too: http://marylandtransitadministration.blogspot.com/2015/02/did-civic-hackers-save-mta-600000-in.html___

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2015-02-25 16:42:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The story of how civic hackers made the Maryland Transit Authority's real-time transit data usable is fascinating, on many levels. https://medium.com/@transitapp/how-we-saved-baltimore-600-000-in-one-day-f8311e487e58

Update: Make sure to read this followup, too: http://marylandtransitadministration.blogspot.com/2015/02/did-civic-hackers-save-mta-600000-in.html

The story of how civic hackers made the Maryland Transit Authority's real-time transit data usable is fascinating, on many levels. https://medium.com/@transitapp/how-we-saved-baltimore-600-000-in-one-day-f8311e487e58

Update: Make sure to read this followup, too: http://marylandtransitadministration.blogspot.com/2015/02/did-civic-hackers-save-mta-600000-in.html___

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2015-02-25 15:18:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A new Reddit privacy policy means some nude photos won't be fappening any more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/in-privacy-update-reddit-tightens-restrictions-on-nude-photos 

May be related: http://www.wired.com/2015/01/ftc-revenge-porn

A new Reddit privacy policy means some nude photos won't be fappening any more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/in-privacy-update-reddit-tightens-restrictions-on-nude-photos 

May be related: http://www.wired.com/2015/01/ftc-revenge-porn___

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2015-02-25 14:36:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Tags and an in-line editor are an important shift, but Medium embracing the stream is the biggest change, to these eyes, and one that could lead to more people slipping into it. If the medium is the message, then Medium’s move to a river of updates could be a tipping point, just as Facebook’s newsfeed was an Internet eon ago. https://medium.com/@digiphile/entering-the-slipstream-of-a-different-medium-11950a9e32ca

Tags and an in-line editor are an important shift, but Medium embracing the stream is the biggest change, to these eyes, and one that could lead to more people slipping into it. If the medium is the message, then Medium’s move to a river of updates could be a tipping point, just as Facebook’s newsfeed was an Internet eon ago. https://medium.com/@digiphile/entering-the-slipstream-of-a-different-medium-11950a9e32ca___

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2015-02-25 02:56:31 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Better

Headers and Footers - the way you want them
One of your biggest requests (especially those of you who use Docs to write academic papers) is to be able to customize how headers and footers appear on the first pages of your documents. 

With today’s updates, you can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of your documents, which comes in handy for:
> Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)
> Starting page numbering on the second page
> Making a title page without headers or footers

After inserting a header or footer in your document you’ll see a new checkbox--just tick it and you’ll be able to set a different header and footer on the first page.

There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers--like on the bottom of the second page, for example.___Better

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2015-02-24 22:31:23 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

"…while plenty of webcomics and comics have devoted fan followings, Homestuck’s confusing nature might’ve relegated it to niche interest. Instead, it has become a phenomenon that could not exist anywhere but the endless expanse of digital spacetime, suspended by and within its audience’s wonder."--Lilian Min http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/02/a-story-that-could-only-be-told-online/385895/

"…while plenty of webcomics and comics have devoted fan followings, Homestuck’s confusing nature might’ve relegated it to niche interest. Instead, it has become a phenomenon that could not exist anywhere but the endless expanse of digital spacetime, suspended by and within its audience’s wonder."--Lilian Min http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/02/a-story-that-could-only-be-told-online/385895/___

2015-02-24 21:49:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

What? Heated rhetoric applied to achieve desired policy ends by opposing sides? Landsakes. I've never heard of such a thing! 
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/fcc-net-neutrality-rules-political-rhetoric-115436.html

I DO, however, think the possibility of a tiered Internet is far more likely that Byers does -- just look at how "zero rating" and Internet.org is evolving globally: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/

Mark Zuckerberg​'s description of what the Internet could be like for the next billion users to join looks tiered to me: a free, basic set of information services for which data is subsidized, from Facebook to Google search to Wikipedia to select health or jobs sites, and then everything else online, which would require additional fees.ht... more »

What? Heated rhetoric applied to achieve desired policy ends by opposing sides? Landsakes. I've never heard of such a thing! 
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/fcc-net-neutrality-rules-political-rhetoric-115436.html

I DO, however, think the possibility of a tiered Internet is far more likely that Byers does -- just look at how "zero rating" and Internet.org is evolving globally: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/

Mark Zuckerberg​'s description of what the Internet could be like for the next billion users to join looks tiered to me: a free, basic set of information services for which data is subsidized, from Facebook to Google search to Wikipedia to select health or jobs sites, and then everything else online, which would require additional fees. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-19/mark-zuckerberg-q-a-the-full-interview-on-connecting-the-world

Such users might indeed face paying more to access the sites in search results or additional bundles of apps. It's a model familiar to cable users, and I don't think it's specious to warn about it, or to note that zero rating was banned in Chile under its net neutrality law. ___

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2015-02-24 21:48:59 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL bill today: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/24/obama-keystone-veto/23879735/

That brings the total vetoes he has issued in office to 3:  
http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/which-presidents-issued-the-most-vetoes-20150219

More seem likely to follow over the final 2 years of his presidency, although the final count is likely to remain low by historical standards.

President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL bill today: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/24/obama-keystone-veto/23879735/

That brings the total vetoes he has issued in office to 3:  
http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/which-presidents-issued-the-most-vetoes-20150219

More seem likely to follow over the final 2 years of his presidency, although the final count is likely to remain low by historical standards.___

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2015-02-24 15:59:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

AP: +Google Wallet to be built into Android smartphones sold by Verizon, AT&T & T-Mobile USA later this year:   http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOOGLE_WIRELESS_PAYMENTS?SITE=NDBIS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT The story duly includes the news that Samsung's LoopPay could enter the mix soon as well. Both would compete with Apple's service.

Notable to see the telecom companies adopting these services, not their own, developed internally, or solutions from banks.

AP: +Google Wallet to be built into Android smartphones sold by Verizon, AT&T & T-Mobile USA later this year:   http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOOGLE_WIRELESS_PAYMENTS?SITE=NDBIS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT The story duly includes the news that Samsung's LoopPay could enter the mix soon as well. Both would compete with Apple's service.

Notable to see the telecom companies adopting these services, not their own, developed internally, or solutions from banks.___

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2015-02-24 14:02:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Marketing firm uses drones to collect mobile device location data in California: http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/23/drones-over-head-in-las-valley-are-tracking-mobile-devices-locations/

Marketing firm uses drones to collect mobile device location data in California: http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/23/drones-over-head-in-las-valley-are-tracking-mobile-devices-locations/___

2015-02-24 01:02:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"The AP extracted location data associated with each image & then correlated it with flight records" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e2f1f52c3eb34caca7d74e5bf90f27f9/lawmaker-lavish-decor-billed-private-planes-concerts

Instagram as a data source? Now, that's 21st century muckraking.

"The AP extracted location data associated with each image & then correlated it with flight records" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e2f1f52c3eb34caca7d74e5bf90f27f9/lawmaker-lavish-decor-billed-private-planes-concerts

Instagram as a data source? Now, that's 21st century muckraking.___

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2015-02-23 22:27:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Some more context for my interest in screen time and young children. How much time do you and your kids spend watching YouTube? Will you use this Kids app?

Some more context for my interest in screen time and young children. How much time do you and your kids spend watching YouTube? Will you use this Kids app?___

2015-02-23 21:25:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends minimizing or eliminating TV  for kids under 2: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/family-life/media/pages/Where-We-Stand-TV-Viewing-Time.aspx 

Parents of toddlers how much screen time do you allow? What about for kids 2-8? Pre-teens? How are you thinking about games, media and social media exposure? 

What's the best thing that you've read? I personally found this helpful: http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children

I'm writing about this one, so if you comment, please keep in mind that this is a public post and indicate whether you'd be OK being quoted. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends minimizing or eliminating TV  for kids under 2: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/family-life/media/pages/Where-We-Stand-TV-Viewing-Time.aspx 

Parents of toddlers how much screen time do you allow? What about for kids 2-8? Pre-teens? How are you thinking about games, media and social media exposure? 

What's the best thing that you've read? I personally found this helpful: http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children

I'm writing about this one, so if you comment, please keep in mind that this is a public post and indicate whether you'd be OK being quoted. ___

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2015-02-23 18:59:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Using analytics to improve a government website, from performance to usage to content tracking, makes sense. The way that data collected is collected, stored, and, crucially, disclosed, however, really matters, particularly if people are searching for sensitive health information. This would be an excellent area for +DJ Patil  to dig into as he gets used to his new gig at +The White House  ​, given his past focus on the ethical use of data. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/looking-up-symptoms-online-these-companies-are-collecting-your-data

Using analytics to improve a government website, from performance to usage to content tracking, makes sense. The way that data collected is collected, stored, and, crucially, disclosed, however, really matters, particularly if people are searching for sensitive health information. This would be an excellent area for +DJ Patil  to dig into as he gets used to his new gig at +The White House  ​, given his past focus on the ethical use of data. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/looking-up-symptoms-online-these-companies-are-collecting-your-data___

2015-02-23 17:09:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Today, FCC commissioners AjitPai & Mike O'Rielly asked the Federal Communications Commission to release its a proposed Open Internet rules in advance of the 2/26 vote: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-332168A1.pdf again: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/10/fcc-commissioner-takes-agency-to-task-for-opacity-around-rulemaking/ & delay that vote by 30 days. To do so would be unprecedented: The commission has never released proposed rules before votes in open meetings.

Once again, the commissioners described the proposed rules as "Internet regulation," although it's more accurately described as regulation of Internet service providers.

Today, FCC commissioners AjitPai & Mike O'Rielly asked the Federal Communications Commission to release its a proposed Open Internet rules in advance of the 2/26 vote: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-332168A1.pdf again: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/10/fcc-commissioner-takes-agency-to-task-for-opacity-around-rulemaking/ & delay that vote by 30 days. To do so would be unprecedented: The commission has never released proposed rules before votes in open meetings.

Once again, the commissioners described the proposed rules as "Internet regulation," although it's more accurately described as regulation of Internet service providers.___

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2015-02-23 14:04:14 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Bad news for the tech industry and society, and worse if this isn't addressed. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/why-including-women-matters-for-the-future-of-technology-and-society/

Bad news for the tech industry and society, and worse if this isn't addressed. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/why-including-women-matters-for-the-future-of-technology-and-society/___

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2015-02-23 00:08:24 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Ash Carter bans commanders from using PowerPoint at an upcoming summit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/carter-summons-us-military-commanders-diplomats-to-kuwait/2015/02/22/0d06c36e-baab-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html

Related: http://www.wired.com/2010/09/revealed-pentagons-craziest-powerpoint-slide-ever/

Ash Carter bans commanders from using PowerPoint at an upcoming summit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/carter-summons-us-military-commanders-diplomats-to-kuwait/2015/02/22/0d06c36e-baab-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html

Related: http://www.wired.com/2010/09/revealed-pentagons-craziest-powerpoint-slide-ever/___

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2015-02-22 21:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Warmer temperatures created perfect packing snow. After I cleared the ice stoop, I made a snowlady with my daughter.

Warmer temperatures created perfect packing snow. After I cleared the ice stoop, I made a snowlady with my daughter.___

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2015-02-22 21:02:19 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"It turns out that most of the Internet consumed is rich media, especially videos. So if you look at things like text, text-message services like search or Wikipedia, or basic financial or health information, can be delivered relatively cheaply and can consume less than 1 percent of the overall infrastructure. So if you are thinking about building something that operators can offer for free, it needs to be pretty cheap for them to do. And we’ve basically figured out a series of services that people can offer, and it actually ends up being profitable for the operators. The model that we consider this to be most similar to is 911 in the U.S. So even if you haven’t paid for a phone plan, you can always dial 911, and if there is a crime or a health emergency or a fire, you get basic help, and we think there should be an equivalent of this for the Internet as well—where even if you haven’t paid fora data ... more »

"It turns out that most of the Internet consumed is rich media, especially videos. So if you look at things like text, text-message services like search or Wikipedia, or basic financial or health information, can be delivered relatively cheaply and can consume less than 1 percent of the overall infrastructure. So if you are thinking about building something that operators can offer for free, it needs to be pretty cheap for them to do. And we’ve basically figured out a series of services that people can offer, and it actually ends up being profitable for the operators. The model that we consider this to be most similar to is 911 in the U.S. So even if you haven’t paid for a phone plan, you can always dial 911, and if there is a crime or a health emergency or a fire, you get basic help, and we think there should be an equivalent of this for the Internet as well—where even if you haven’t paid for a data plan, you can get access to basic health information or education or job tools or basic communication tools, and it will vary, country by country." -- +Mark Zuckerberg ___

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2015-02-22 19:31:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Took my 1st walk in 2 weeks after catching pneumonia, circuiting Fresh Pond. My lungs are finally, gloriously clear.

Took my 1st walk in 2 weeks after catching pneumonia, circuiting Fresh Pond. My lungs are finally, gloriously clear.___

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2015-02-22 01:59:36 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Playing with Snapchat Discover: http://fusion.net/story/47528/snapchat-discover-could-be-the-biggest-thing-in-news-since-twitter/ Engaging. What do you think? Let me know there @digiphile.

Playing with Snapchat Discover: http://fusion.net/story/47528/snapchat-discover-could-be-the-biggest-thing-in-news-since-twitter/ Engaging. What do you think? Let me know there @digiphile.___

2015-02-21 20:54:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Mexican government's rhetoric needs to be matched by its actions.

While Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his administration have wholeheartedly embraced the aspects of government that relate to digital government, open data and innovation, now they must demonstrate the commitment to social justice, press freedom and constitutional reform that the moment demands in order to retain credibility as the leader of the +Open Government Partnership.
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/21/mexicos-commitment-to-open-government-questioned-by-civil-society/

The words that President Peña delivered at the United Nations must now be matched by action.___The Mexican government's rhetoric needs to be matched by its actions.

2015-02-21 20:54:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

While Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his administration have wholeheartedly embraced the aspects of government that relate to digital government, open data and innovation, now they must demonstrate the commitment to social justice, press freedom and constitutional reform that the moment demands in order to retain credibility as the leader of the +Open Government Partnership.
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/21/mexicos-commitment-to-open-government-questioned-by-civil-society/

The words that President Peña delivered at the United Nations must now be matched by action.

While Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his administration have wholeheartedly embraced the aspects of government that relate to digital government, open data and innovation, now they must demonstrate the commitment to social justice, press freedom and constitutional reform that the moment demands in order to retain credibility as the leader of the +Open Government Partnership.
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/21/mexicos-commitment-to-open-government-questioned-by-civil-society/

The words that President Peña delivered at the United Nations must now be matched by action.___

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2015-02-21 16:32:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The extent to which an increasingly networked society leads to accountability and justice in Brazil's favelas will be dependent upon the country's institutions, from the courts to the police forces. Increased transparency and publicy through technology are not enough, although the pressure they place upon governments to act is undeniable.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/in-brazil-an-increasingly-networked-society-enables-new-mechanisms-of-accountability/

The extent to which an increasingly networked society leads to accountability and justice in Brazil's favelas will be dependent upon the country's institutions, from the courts to the police forces. Increased transparency and publicy through technology are not enough, although the pressure they place upon governments to act is undeniable.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/in-brazil-an-increasingly-networked-society-enables-new-mechanisms-of-accountability/___

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2015-02-20 01:53:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Both +Google & Microsoft have created considerably more prominent presences in Kendall Square since my last visit.

Both +Google & Microsoft have created considerably more prominent presences in Kendall Square since my last visit.___

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2015-02-19 19:12:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Wonder what odds I would have given to this a decade ago, or even 5 years. Low, probably.

The US Department of Treasury announced on Wednesday that its Pay.gov payment site will now accept both PayPal and Dwolla.___Wonder what odds I would have given to this a decade ago, or even 5 years. Low, probably.

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2015-02-19 19:11:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Oh?

America already has a computer security Manhattan Project. We’ve had it since at least 2001.___Oh?

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2015-02-19 18:42:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Many of our passwords are suffused with pathos, mischief, sometimes even poetry. Often they have rich back stories. A motivational mantra, a swipe at the boss, a hidden shrine to a lost love, an inside joke with ourselves, a defining emotional scar — these keepsake passwords, as I came to call them, are like tchotchkes of our inner lives. They derive from anything: Scripture, horoscopes, nicknames, lyrics, book passages. Like a tattoo on a private part of the body, they tend to be intimate, compact and expressive." -- Ian Urbina

"Many of our passwords are suffused with pathos, mischief, sometimes even poetry. Often they have rich back stories. A motivational mantra, a swipe at the boss, a hidden shrine to a lost love, an inside joke with ourselves, a defining emotional scar — these keepsake passwords, as I came to call them, are like tchotchkes of our inner lives. They derive from anything: Scripture, horoscopes, nicknames, lyrics, book passages. Like a tattoo on a private part of the body, they tend to be intimate, compact and expressive." -- Ian Urbina___

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2015-02-19 18:31:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I'm sorry, Dave. I've already patented that. 
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2565950

I'm sorry, Dave. I've already patented that. 
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2565950___

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2015-02-19 16:23:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It looks like the state of Oregon has set a new bar for open government online. If you know of another state in the union that's similarly posting public records requests, their author, their status and making the requests available online, please let me know. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/19/in-the-wake-of-scandal-the-state-of-oregon-seeks-to-restore-trust-through-publishing-public-records/

It looks like the state of Oregon has set a new bar for open government online. If you know of another state in the union that's similarly posting public records requests, their author, their status and making the requests available online, please let me know. http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/19/in-the-wake-of-scandal-the-state-of-oregon-seeks-to-restore-trust-through-publishing-public-records/___

2015-02-19 16:23:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It looks like the state of Oregon has set a new bar for open government online: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/19/in-the-wake-of-scandal-the-state-of-oregon-seeks-to-restore-trust-through-publishing-public-records/ If you know of another state in the union that's similarly posting public records requests, their author, their status and making the requests available online, please let me know.

It looks like the state of Oregon has set a new bar for open government online: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2015/02/19/in-the-wake-of-scandal-the-state-of-oregon-seeks-to-restore-trust-through-publishing-public-records/ If you know of another state in the union that's similarly posting public records requests, their author, their status and making the requests available online, please let me know.___

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2015-02-19 15:01:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New Philadelphia 311 system sets new national standard: http://www.govtech.com/local/Philly-Unveils-New-311-Service-with-Blueprint-for-Innovation.html Jason Shueh: "The additions, now deployed citywide, not only let residents call in help for problems like potholes, graffiti and missed trash pickups, but also connects them directly with local organizations, community members and city officials -- no matter their device."

New Philadelphia 311 system sets new national standard: http://www.govtech.com/local/Philly-Unveils-New-311-Service-with-Blueprint-for-Innovation.html Jason Shueh: "The additions, now deployed citywide, not only let residents call in help for problems like potholes, graffiti and missed trash pickups, but also connects them directly with local organizations, community members and city officials -- no matter their device."___

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2015-02-19 01:12:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Looks like there's a new Alien movie in the pipeline. Promising, coming from Blomkamp: http://variety.com/2015/film/news/new-alien-movie-confirmed-at-fox-with-director-neill-blomkamp-1201436551/

I'm still disappointed with the letdown that was Prometheus. I'm hoping that Ridley Scott spends more money on writers on the sequel:  http://www.juliansanchez.com/2012/06/11/whats-wrong-with-prometheus-a-partial-list/

Looks like there's a new Alien movie in the pipeline. Promising, coming from Blomkamp: http://variety.com/2015/film/news/new-alien-movie-confirmed-at-fox-with-director-neill-blomkamp-1201436551/

I'm still disappointed with the letdown that was Prometheus. I'm hoping that Ridley Scott spends more money on writers on the sequel:  http://www.juliansanchez.com/2012/06/11/whats-wrong-with-prometheus-a-partial-list/___

2015-02-18 23:54:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It's official: +DJ Patil is the first United States Chief Data Scientist.

Curious about what a U.S. “Chief Data Scientist” will do? Read Wired: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/white-house-names-dj-patil-first-us-chief-data-scientist/ & Patil's own extensive writing at the +O'Reilly Radar: http://radar.oreilly.com/djpatil

It's official: +DJ Patil is the first United States Chief Data Scientist.

Curious about what a U.S. “Chief Data Scientist” will do? Read Wired: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/white-house-names-dj-patil-first-us-chief-data-scientist/ & Patil's own extensive writing at the +O'Reilly Radar: http://radar.oreilly.com/djpatil___

2015-02-18 23:38:56 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

H0: No one under 13 should have a social media account. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/style/letting-your-kids-play-in-the-social-media-sandbox.html

Under #COPPA, if tech companies find it, they’ll delete it -- and that's irrelevant to privacy issues around location sharing or other personal information.

H0: No one under 13 should have a social media account. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/style/letting-your-kids-play-in-the-social-media-sandbox.html

Under #COPPA, if tech companies find it, they’ll delete it -- and that's irrelevant to privacy issues around location sharing or other personal information.___

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