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Alexander Howard has been at 2 events

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The White House2,383,369Join 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 20:00:004G+
The White House2,383,369Update: 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 20:00:00498G+

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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 05:01:234604310CC G+
Fabian Weiland651#circleshare #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #journalism  2013-11-19 08:28:27198111CC G+
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 19:36:45198117CC G+
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 22:38:5242715CC G+
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 19:34:29339146CC G+
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 18:45:1776000CC G+
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761CC G+
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 03:33:49338135CC G+
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 01:34:13494123CC G+
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 06:43:023024213CC G+
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 11:23:44245206CC G+
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 07:47:52472628CC G+
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 17:20:42483758CC G+
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 21:32:3936101CC G+
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 20:59:57490214CC G+
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 07:15:50257003CC G+
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 06:26:433277010CC G+
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 13:32:26216305CC G+
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 : http://www.facebook.com/euro.maestro2012-12-16 23:54:20209641136CC G+
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 04:23:1442210216CC G+
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 20:57:3612414322CC G+
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 16:13:28167101CC G+
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 16:08:57501629CC G+
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 15:47:265019216CC G+
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 17:50:225016211CC G+
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 21:01:10182782047CC G+
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 17:20:05435101CC G+
David Stroz824Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111CC G+
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 14:58:18100515CC G+
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 00:28:364881003CC G+
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 07:22:1149810418CC G+
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 15:54:02200451038CC G+
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 20:35:35500011CC G+
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 16:01:035005737104CC G+
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 12:09:39341082CC G+
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 15:46:5631329919CC G+
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 03:05:115005538103CC G+
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 09:21:182021508CC G+
Daniel Harrington10,653Technology Circle! #tech #electronics #computers #technology #tablets #smartphones #gadgets #iphone #android #circlesharing #sharedcircle2012-02-25 07:35:24127010CC G+
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 22:38:5920015310285CC G+
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 16:21:13249113CC G+
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 12:59:41237601CC G+
Nils Hitze6,370My #maker circle .. people that either make stuff / are in a #hackerspace / write novels or otherwise influence me2011-12-13 11:04:1599813CC G+
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 00:07:392394212CC G+
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 01:07:36448414CC G+
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 16:45:251205210CC G+
Paul Yager (Vertick)90My favorite Tech PeoplePaul Yager shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 15:04:14133001CC G+
Error 404 (Nicht0Circle of 100+ tech writersCaroline Irvine shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 12:05:20131000CC G+
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 00:25:14240235CC G+
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 18:10:07341382844CC G+

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2014-08-21 20:54:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Thank .deity the phishers still aren't literate. Bad grammar in an email? Don't click on link. http://www.staysafeonline.org/

Most reshares: 15

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2014-08-10 20:15:54 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 94 +1s)

Watch the skies tonight for a #supermoon: 14% closer & 30% brighter than other full moons of the year. http://youtu.be/JkKzMAzT5fs 

Most plusones: 94

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2014-08-10 20:15:54 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 94 +1s)

Watch the skies tonight for a #supermoon: 14% closer & 30% brighter than other full moons of the year. http://youtu.be/JkKzMAzT5fs 

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2014-08-23 19:05:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

United States chief technology officer Todd Park will be moving west at the end of August, just in time to take his kids to the first day of school, shifting from his current position in the Office of Science and Technology a Policy to a new role in the White House, recruiting technologists to join public service. The move was first reported in Fortune Magazine: http://fortune.com/2014/08/22/todd-park/ and then Reuters [http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0GM1Y820140823?irpc=932], among other outlets. The next US CTO will have big shoes to fill: Park has played key roles advising the president on policy, opening up government data (http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/05/us-cto-seeks-to-scale-agile-te.html) and guiding the Presidential Innovation Fellows program (http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/03/06/presidential-innovation-fellows-show-some-government-technology-can-work-after-all/) and, when the president... more »

United States chief technology officer Todd Park will be moving west at the end of August, just in time to take his kids to the first day of school, shifting from his current position in the Office of Science and Technology a Policy to a new role in the White House, recruiting technologists to join public service. The move was first reported in Fortune Magazine: http://fortune.com/2014/08/22/todd-park/ and then Reuters [http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0GM1Y820140823?irpc=932], among other outlets. The next US CTO will have big shoes to fill: Park has played key roles advising the president on policy, opening up government data (http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/05/us-cto-seeks-to-scale-agile-te.html) and guiding the Presidential Innovation Fellows program (http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/03/06/presidential-innovation-fellows-show-some-government-technology-can-work-after-all/) and, when the president asked, rescuing the troubled Healthcare.gov project (http://time.com/10228/obamas-trauma-team/). It will be interesting to see how Park approaches recruiting the nation's technologists to serve in the new USDS (http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes) and federal agencies in the coming months.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Pete Souza]___

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2014-08-23 15:53:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Is your iPhone 5 battery life awful? Turns out, Apple knows there's an issue, and may replace it: https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/

Is your iPhone 5 battery life awful? Turns out, Apple knows there's an issue, and may replace it: https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/___

2014-08-23 15:34:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

At a Online News Association camp at NPR today. Most useful presentation of the day, courtesy of ProPublica news developer Mike Tigas: https://cdn.tig.as/files/20140823/20140823-ona.pdf

At a Online News Association camp at NPR today. Most useful presentation of the day, courtesy of ProPublica news developer Mike Tigas: https://cdn.tig.as/files/20140823/20140823-ona.pdf___

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2014-08-23 00:55:43 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Super interesting. I wonder if Firechat will be to Burning Man in 2014 as Twitter was to SXSWi in 2007.

Firechat, the app that lets you message without an Internet connection, gets fixed just in time for Burning Man.

We told you back in March about Firechat, the app that takes advantage of the wireless mesh networking feature in iOS 7 to allow peer-to-peer messaging without an Internet connection. Now, just in time for Burning Man, the company has added a new feature that enables each person on an ad hoc network to establish a unique pseudonym that nobody else can use. 

WATCH NOW: http://youtu.be/KveHl6_jCg8?t=37m28s

SUBSCRIBE: http://twit.tv/tnt

Co-anchor: +Christina Warren 
Co-host and technical director:  +Jason Howell 

#FireChat  #TechNewsToday #TNT #TWiT

(Pic props: http://goo.gl/CTp8cB )___Super interesting. I wonder if Firechat will be to Burning Man in 2014 as Twitter was to SXSWi in 2007.

2014-08-22 18:28:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

So, this just happened: https://twitter.com/darth/status/502883395672625152/photo/1 …which kinda made my day.

So, this just happened: https://twitter.com/darth/status/502883395672625152/photo/1 …which kinda made my day.___

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2014-08-22 18:16:36 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)

The USA will open a multibillion dollar contract for the private sector to build a new "space taxi" so that astronauts don't have to depend on Russian Soyuz capsules to visit the International Space Station. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/08/21/the-next-space-race-is-for-a-rental-car-into-orbit/ 

This picture is of one potential space plane, the "Dream Chaser," from the Nevada Space Corporation. (Credit: +NASA  - National Aeronautics and Space Administration). SpaceX, Boeing and Blue Origin could also compete.

The USA will open a multibillion dollar contract for the private sector to build a new "space taxi" so that astronauts don't have to depend on Russian Soyuz capsules to visit the International Space Station. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/08/21/the-next-space-race-is-for-a-rental-car-into-orbit/ 

This picture is of one potential space plane, the "Dream Chaser," from the Nevada Space Corporation. (Credit: +NASA  - National Aeronautics and Space Administration). SpaceX, Boeing and Blue Origin could also compete.___

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2014-08-22 17:40:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

New Open NEX contest challenges public to use climate data: https://nex.nasa.gov/nex/static/htdocs/site/extra/opennex/ 

Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-open-climate-data-can-improve-community-resilience-against-climate-change/

New Open NEX contest challenges public to use climate data: https://nex.nasa.gov/nex/static/htdocs/site/extra/opennex/ 

Context: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-open-climate-data-can-improve-community-resilience-against-climate-change/___

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2014-08-22 17:23:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This week, I joined "It's All Journalism" producers Megan Cloherty and Michael O'Connell to talk about Ferguson, Missouri, freedom of the press, networked oversight of government officials and the militarization of law enforcement, among other topics
http://itsalljournalism.com/alexander-howard-ferguson-mo-and-the-first-amendment/

If you listen to the podcast, please let me know what you think of the discussion.

This week, I joined "It's All Journalism" producers Megan Cloherty and Michael O'Connell to talk about Ferguson, Missouri, freedom of the press, networked oversight of government officials and the militarization of law enforcement, among other topics
http://itsalljournalism.com/alexander-howard-ferguson-mo-and-the-first-amendment/

If you listen to the podcast, please let me know what you think of the discussion.___

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2014-08-22 16:49:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

After Twitter suspensions, ISIS moved to Diaspora, which doesn't control podmins http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28882042 

After Twitter suspensions, ISIS moved to Diaspora, which doesn't control podmins http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28882042 ___

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2014-08-21 20:54:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Thank .deity the phishers still aren't literate. Bad grammar in an email? Don't click on link. http://www.staysafeonline.org/

Thank .deity the phishers still aren't literate. Bad grammar in an email? Don't click on link. http://www.staysafeonline.org/___

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2014-08-21 02:09:06 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

In the Gilded Age a century ago, titans of industry sailed yachts off Bar Harbor, where they built immense summer "cottages" with the profits from steel, railroads, banking, textiles, coal and newspapers. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/fashion/at-burning-man-the-tech-elite-one-up-one-another.htmlj 

The technology titans of today ride in jets, luxury R.V.s and air-conditioned yurts on the playa of Black Rock Desert. 

[PIC: Andy Barron, Associated Press ] 

In the Gilded Age a century ago, titans of industry sailed yachts off Bar Harbor, where they built immense summer "cottages" with the profits from steel, railroads, banking, textiles, coal and newspapers. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/fashion/at-burning-man-the-tech-elite-one-up-one-another.htmlj 

The technology titans of today ride in jets, luxury R.V.s and air-conditioned yurts on the playa of Black Rock Desert. 

[PIC: Andy Barron, Associated Press ] ___

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2014-08-20 18:43:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Congratulations to +Abhi Nemani,  the first chief data officer of the City of Los Angeles! This is great news for Angelenos and for someone, it must be said, that is a good friend.

"I'm pleased that Abhi Nemani is joining my team to manage the collection of data citywide and create tools to use data that will help solve everyday challenges for our residents," said Mayor +Eric Garcetti , in a statement.

Previously, Nemani served as Co-Executive Director of +Code for America.

"Data has the power to transform the daily lives of LA residents and visitors. Knowing where your money is going, where a parking space is available, and where an event is taking place puts information into the hands of those who need it most," said Nemani, in a statement. "Mayor Garcetti is committed to opening city data for innovators and users everywhere, and I'mt... more »

Congratulations to +Abhi Nemani,  the first chief data officer of the City of Los Angeles! This is great news for Angelenos and for someone, it must be said, that is a good friend.

"I'm pleased that Abhi Nemani is joining my team to manage the collection of data citywide and create tools to use data that will help solve everyday challenges for our residents," said Mayor +Eric Garcetti , in a statement.

Previously, Nemani served as Co-Executive Director of +Code for America.

"Data has the power to transform the daily lives of LA residents and visitors. Knowing where your money is going, where a parking space is available, and where an event is taking place puts information into the hands of those who need it most," said Nemani, in a statement. "Mayor Garcetti is committed to opening city data for innovators and users everywhere, and I'm thrilled to join his team to help him get there."___

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2014-08-20 16:32:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The +Open Government Partnership  told 11 countries their actions did not meet standards for participation
http://www.opengovpartnership.org/blog/open-government-partnership/2014/08/15/ogp-publishes-letters-11-countries

As +John Wonderlich pointed out on Twitter, though, the disclosure of these letters, which were sent on April 30, 2014, was delayed.

"Choosing between uninterrupted action plans and public knowledge of government failures, OGP sided with governments," tweeted Wonderlich.

Here's OGP's statement:

"OGP operates on a presumption of openness in all of its activities, and the Criteria and Standards subcommittee deemed these letters to be in the public interest. However, as there was short notice between the clarification of the rules by the subcommittee and the deadline for the new National ActionPl... more »

The +Open Government Partnership  told 11 countries their actions did not meet standards for participation
http://www.opengovpartnership.org/blog/open-government-partnership/2014/08/15/ogp-publishes-letters-11-countries

As +John Wonderlich pointed out on Twitter, though, the disclosure of these letters, which were sent on April 30, 2014, was delayed.

"Choosing between uninterrupted action plans and public knowledge of government failures, OGP sided with governments," tweeted Wonderlich.

Here's OGP's statement:

"OGP operates on a presumption of openness in all of its activities, and the Criteria and Standards subcommittee deemed these letters to be in the public interest. However, as there was short notice between the clarification of the rules by the subcommittee and the deadline for the new National Action Plans to be submitted, the subcommittee recommended that the letters be published after the action plan deadline had passed. This was to prevent any disruption to the countries’ efforts to address the issues raised by the IRM in their new plans."

Here's my take: there are limited windows where public disclosure of issues with governance can make a difference in the concrete actions or commitments of governments, from the local to the national level. One is during elections. Another is when lack of action will be embarrassing due to heightened media interest or partner country interest around a shared commitment, as here. 

Now, we'll get to see whether these letters and the delay in their release have a salutary effect upon the plans and their contents, along with progress towards the milestones -- and if there is failure on those counts, whether OGP is willing to actually rescind membership in the future. ___

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2014-08-20 15:46:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Here's +The White House  introduction of the United States Digital Service, in which much is made of Mikey Dickerson's rumpled shirt. Introducing the U.S. Digital Service 

Nancy Scola wrote it up in the Washington Post: 

"I'm not making this up," says the 35-year-old Dickerson, about his sartorial choices. "I'll put together a whole package if I have to of, like, the Facebook posts, the comments on the Internet, the emails that I get, from people who know me and people who don't, who want to know if I'm wearing a suit to work everyday. Because that's just the quickest, short-hand way of asking, 'Is this the same old business as usual, or are they actually going to listen?'" Adds Dickerson, "that's just how a lot of engineers think about it."

"It's indeed often heard in technologist circles thatth... more »

Here's +The White House  introduction of the United States Digital Service, in which much is made of Mikey Dickerson's rumpled shirt. Introducing the U.S. Digital Service 

Nancy Scola wrote it up in the Washington Post: 

"I'm not making this up," says the 35-year-old Dickerson, about his sartorial choices. "I'll put together a whole package if I have to of, like, the Facebook posts, the comments on the Internet, the emails that I get, from people who know me and people who don't, who want to know if I'm wearing a suit to work everyday. Because that's just the quickest, short-hand way of asking, 'Is this the same old business as usual, or are they actually going to listen?'" Adds Dickerson, "that's just how a lot of engineers think about it."

"It's indeed often heard in technologist circles that the nation's capital's aesthetic sensibility, or lack thereof, have discouraged some technologists from signing up for public service. It's not simply about comfort, though the cotton shirts and khakis favored by Dickerson, whose official title is the fancy 'Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service,' no doubt give a little bit more room to maneuver than a suit-and-tie combo do. Nor, though, is it particularly about individuality. At tech conferences, at least the male programmers are often an indistinguishable parade of sneakers and low-top hiking boots, jeans and canvas pants, company t-shirts and patterned button-fronts. (Dickerson says that he's made the concession of giving up tees.) But it more seems to reflect a kind of meritocracy. It's not about the hoodie. It's about the code that the person inside it ships."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/20/the-white-house-vows-to-let-programmers-dress-like-ones-do/

Well and good. We'll see whether the dressed down USDS averts IT catastrophes or not, as I explored in my feature: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes

Editorial Note: When I reported out my feature on the USDS, sources indicated that Erie Meyer would be part of the founding team, along with Jini Kim, a former Googler who worked on fixing Healthcare.gov who earned the title the "Queen of Errors" after helping to knock down the site's error rate. 

The White House press office would not confirm the involvement of either woman in the USGS and yet this video clearly shows Meyer with Mikey Dickerson, in the very first scene. 

I remain deeply disappointed that said press office did not make either woman available for an interview nor even confirm that they would be working for the USDS, particularly when their own promotional video makes the involvement of a worthy public servant that the public should know about quite clear. ___

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2014-08-20 15:17:37 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

Delaware is the first state to given families and the executors of wills access to the digital assets of the deceased: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/delaware-becomes-first-state-to-give-heirs-broad-digital-assets-access/ I hope other states follow. 

Have you added passwords and/or authorization to your will? 

Delaware is the first state to given families and the executors of wills access to the digital assets of the deceased: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/delaware-becomes-first-state-to-give-heirs-broad-digital-assets-access/ I hope other states follow. 

Have you added passwords and/or authorization to your will? ___

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2014-08-19 23:05:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Ran past a lone woman, exercising her right to free speech on the National Mall with a bullhorn. She could keep Snopes.com busy for days.

Ran past a lone woman, exercising her right to free speech on the National Mall with a bullhorn. She could keep Snopes.com busy for days.___

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2014-08-19 23:02:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Thinking of hurt friends near & far. Deeply grateful that I can run down onto a peaceful National Mall, without pain.

Thinking of hurt friends near & far. Deeply grateful that I can run down onto a peaceful National Mall, without pain.___

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2014-08-19 15:56:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

 In which I suggest newspapers: http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/out-of-the-ashes-of-printed-newspapers-comes-will-come-the-rebirth-of-journalism/ should take a page from John Oliver's new show online
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

 In which I suggest newspapers: http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/out-of-the-ashes-of-printed-newspapers-comes-will-come-the-rebirth-of-journalism/ should take a page from John Oliver's new show online
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)___

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2014-08-19 15:11:36 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Out of the ashes of printed papers comes will come the rebirth of journalism

+Clay Shirky  "My friend +Jay Rosen  writes about the media’s “production of innocence” — when covering a contentious issue, they must signal to the readers “We have no idea who’s right.” Among the small pool of journalists reporting on their own industry, there is a related task, the production of ignorance. When the press writes about the current dislocations, they must insist that no one knows what will happen. This pattern shows up whenever the media covers itself. When the Tribune Company recently got rid of their newspapers, the New York Times ran the story under a headline “The Tribune Company’s publishing unit is being spun off, as the future of print remains unclear.”

The future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear:Maybe 25 year olds will s... more »

Out of the ashes of printed papers comes will come the rebirth of journalism

+Clay Shirky  "My friend +Jay Rosen  writes about the media’s “production of innocence” — when covering a contentious issue, they must signal to the readers “We have no idea who’s right.” Among the small pool of journalists reporting on their own industry, there is a related task, the production of ignorance. When the press writes about the current dislocations, they must insist that no one knows what will happen. This pattern shows up whenever the media covers itself. When the Tribune Company recently got rid of their newspapers, the New York Times ran the story under a headline “The Tribune Company’s publishing unit is being spun off, as the future of print remains unclear.”

The future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear: Maybe 25 year olds will start demanding news from yesterday, delivered in an unshareable format once a day. Perhaps advertisers will decide “Click to buy” is for wimps. Mobile phones: could be a fad. After all, anything could happen with print. Hard to tell, really.

Meanwhile, back in the treasurer’s office, have a look at this chart. Do you see anything unclear about the trend line?"
https://medium.com/@cshirky/last-call-c682f6471c70

[Chart by Professor Mark Perry]

Here's an untold story, from me: Over a year ago, when I went in for a series of interviews at the Washington Post, I talked to half a dozen long-time editors and reporters there from around the newsroom, all the way up to then managing editor John Temple. None of them -- not one -- could tell me how the paper would resolve the disruption to its advertising business model posed by the Internet, find and build new revenue or address pension obligations in the context of that challenge. 

The sole exception to that lack of answers was my friend Andrew Pergam, then the director of video. He was the driving force behind PostTV, an online-only video channel that was and is profoundly post-print: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv 

Andrew noted to me that while it was hard to produce high quality video, they could charge much higher advertising rates for it. The Post reportedly had 42 employees devoted to PostTV, in late 2013. [http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114696/weird-desperate-world-washington-post-tv] As people who's tried it know well, making good video, much less "good TV" is HARD. 

By the end of 2013, however, PostTV decided to move away from shows to the 2-4 minute "easily digestible segments" that are increasingly the hallmark of online video. http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/234136/shows-arent-in-the-future-for-washington-posts-posttv/

I thought then that it was a mistake, and the breathtaking online success of John Oliver's blend of humor and investigative journalism suggests (to me) that I was not wrong: people will watch longform video if it's well done and engaging. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/meet-the-press-chuck-todd_n_5669635.html

Oliver is obviously a singular talent, but he's not the only person who can deliver great writing with timing, nor make the transition to a produced show, as Brian Stelter has demonstrated in moving from the New York Times to host CNN's "Reliable Sources." 

I think there's huge opportunity for "papers" to create high quality longform video, if they can seize the day. Maybe, post-acquisition by Jeff Bezos, the Post will do so.

Here's the thing: If they don't, others will: In the 21st century, the convergence of media means that formerly print, broadcast, radio and online-only outlets are all now playing in the same sandbox: screens connected to the Internet. Consider: CNN and PBS are streaming online, producing online stories and documentaries. NPR is creating news apps and personalized players. The New York Times is experimenting with video, quizzes, Web-native interactives and mobile apps. Boing Boing blog creates videos that end up in the player on seats of Virgin Atlantic flights. 

I'm pretty bullish about the prospects for media and tech companies to create new products and services that source, organize, report and distribute the news. What worries me most about daily newspapers going away, however, is the impact of their disappearance on reporting on state and local governments. As Pew highlighted in June, there's a growing deficit there: "Less than a third of U.S. newspapers assign any kind of reporter—full time or part time—to the statehouse."
http://www.journalism.org/2014/07/10/americas-shifting-statehouse-press/

Moreover, local TV news -- which remains profitable, for the moment, focused on traffic, sports, crime and weather -- is not filling that gap. Per Pew, "gully 86% of local TV news stations do not assign even one reporter—full time or part time—to the statehouse. Of the 918 local television stations identified by BIA/Kelsey and Nielsen, just 130 assign a reporter to cover the statehouse."

While nonprofits and digital-first outlets like the Texas Tribune may fill the gap in the years ahead, they haven't made it up yet. Pew reports that "about one-in-six (16%) of all the reporters in statehouses work for nontraditional outlets, such as digital-only sites and nonprofit organizations."

My hope is that civic media, funded by the public and foundations, will be the way that local and state governments are well-covered. ___

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2014-08-19 14:13:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

So, the US CIO has challenged me to take the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and funds for fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or "Lou Gehrig's disease." Would you like to see me get doused?
http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

So, the US CIO has challenged me to take the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and funds for fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or "Lou Gehrig's disease." Would you like to see me get doused?
http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html___

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2014-08-19 13:47:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)

Police restricting credentialed media to a pen or "free press zone" is a dated information control tactic, now that networked publics can report what they're seeing using mobile devices, livestreams, pictures and video. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-first-amendment-remains-a-key-check-and-balance-to-police-militarization

Police restricting credentialed media to a pen or "free press zone" is a dated information control tactic, now that networked publics can report what they're seeing using mobile devices, livestreams, pictures and video. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-first-amendment-remains-a-key-check-and-balance-to-police-militarization___

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2014-08-19 13:04:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

A decade of search data offers “a glimpse into the id of our national inequality,” writes David Leonhardt, in The Upshot:
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/upshot/inequality-and-web-search-trends.html

"In the regions of the U.S.A. that score highest on the index for economic, educational and health outcomes, people search for cameras. In the regions that score the lowest, searches are for diet, religion and guns. 

"Apparently, people in places where life seems good, including Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming and much of the large metropolitan areas of the Northeast and West Coast, want to record their lives in images.

One explanation is that cameras have remained a top-selling piece of technology throughout the last decade. 'A few years from now, the distinguishing feature may be iPhones,' predicts +Hal Varian." 

[Graphic by LukeSchum... more »

A decade of search data offers “a glimpse into the id of our national inequality,” writes David Leonhardt, in The Upshot:
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/upshot/inequality-and-web-search-trends.html

"In the regions of the U.S.A. that score highest on the index for economic, educational and health outcomes, people search for cameras. In the regions that score the lowest, searches are for diet, religion and guns. 

"Apparently, people in places where life seems good, including Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming and much of the large metropolitan areas of the Northeast and West Coast, want to record their lives in images.

One explanation is that cameras have remained a top-selling piece of technology throughout the last decade. 'A few years from now, the distinguishing feature may be iPhones,' predicts +Hal Varian." 

[Graphic by Luke Schuman]___

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2014-08-19 00:19:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I find the idea that algorithms created and maintained by business owners will protect workers' rights and take the place of unions to be one of the least credible ideas to come out of Silicon Valley in some time -- and that's saying something. http://gigaom.com/2014/08/18/in-the-on-demand-economy-flexibility-isnt-control-and-algorithms-wont-protect-workers-rights/

What am I missing?

I find the idea that algorithms created and maintained by business owners will protect workers' rights and take the place of unions to be one of the least credible ideas to come out of Silicon Valley in some time -- and that's saying something. http://gigaom.com/2014/08/18/in-the-on-demand-economy-flexibility-isnt-control-and-algorithms-wont-protect-workers-rights/

What am I missing?___

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2014-08-18 19:58:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

What's the best advice you've read for making great Google+ updates? cc +Mike Elgan 

Some interesting tips for getting more of your updates seen on Facebook from +Robert Scoble. I filed them under social media optimization (SMO), which is akin to search engine optimization (SEO.) I tried to put them in context with +Jay Rosen's experiments with faking out Facebook's algorithm to get his updates seen by more of his 139,000 subscribers, a goal which I think is commonly shared between anyone looking for the immense online audience here. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/social-media-optimization-smo-facebook-scoble/

Questions for you: 

Have you tried these techniques? If so, what came of it? What other SMO tips do you use? How do you craft Google+ updates work? Do you use Facebook lists? ___What's the best advice you've read for making great Google+ updates? cc +Mike Elgan 

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2014-08-18 19:57:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Some interesting tips for getting more of your updates seen on Facebook from +Robert Scoble. I filed them under social media optimization (SMO), which is akin to search engine optimization (SEO.) I tried to put them in context with +Jay Rosen's experiments with faking out Facebook's algorithm to get his updates seen by more of his 139,000 subscribers, a goal which I think is commonly shared between anyone looking for the immense online audience here. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/social-media-optimization-smo-facebook-scoble/

Questions for you: 

Have you tried these techniques? If so, what came of it? What other SMO tips do you use? How do you craft Google+ updates work? Do you use Facebook lists? 

Some interesting tips for getting more of your updates seen on Facebook from +Robert Scoble. I filed them under social media optimization (SMO), which is akin to search engine optimization (SEO.) I tried to put them in context with +Jay Rosen's experiments with faking out Facebook's algorithm to get his updates seen by more of his 139,000 subscribers, a goal which I think is commonly shared between anyone looking for the immense online audience here. https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/social-media-optimization-smo-facebook-scoble/

Questions for you: 

Have you tried these techniques? If so, what came of it? What other SMO tips do you use? How do you craft Google+ updates work? Do you use Facebook lists? ___

2014-08-18 18:38:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Invoices sent to Personal Democracy Media and the Canadian Broadcasting Company, among others. I did 10 spots on robotics, automation and jobs for the latter in one day, with stations from Prince Edward Island to Alberta: 
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Alberta/ID/2484827570/

…to Edmonton: 
http://www.cbc.ca/edmontonam/feature/2014/08/08/alex-howard-robotic-economy/

…to Calgary:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Calgary/Audio/ID/2484783212/

One of these days, I'm going to get better at the admin work, along with that "talking and writing" bit. 

Invoices sent to Personal Democracy Media and the Canadian Broadcasting Company, among others. I did 10 spots on robotics, automation and jobs for the latter in one day, with stations from Prince Edward Island to Alberta: 
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Alberta/ID/2484827570/

…to Edmonton: 
http://www.cbc.ca/edmontonam/feature/2014/08/08/alex-howard-robotic-economy/

…to Calgary:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Calgary/Audio/ID/2484783212/

One of these days, I'm going to get better at the admin work, along with that "talking and writing" bit. ___

2014-08-18 17:32:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

UPDATE FROM A MODERATOR

Hi everyone! I am one of the moderators for the group. I'm the author of the standards posted publicly for participation here. Unfortunately, I took vacation and was under the weather this month. In the interim, no one else stepped up to moderate. I've cleaned out the flagged posts and am moving through to remove other posts that are not related to the practice, technology, culture or people working in social journalism. While news stories that explicitly use social media or source it in innovative ways will meet that bar, when shared as case studies, all news will not. I hope people will participate in the former! 

In the meantime, I've removed many posts regarding Israel, Gaza and other issues. Their authors are welcome to post them on their own profiles, in other communities or elsewhere online.

UPDATE FROM A MODERATOR

Hi everyone! I am one of the moderators for the group. I'm the author of the standards posted publicly for participation here. Unfortunately, I took vacation and was under the weather this month. In the interim, no one else stepped up to moderate. I've cleaned out the flagged posts and am moving through to remove other posts that are not related to the practice, technology, culture or people working in social journalism. While news stories that explicitly use social media or source it in innovative ways will meet that bar, when shared as case studies, all news will not. I hope people will participate in the former! 

In the meantime, I've removed many posts regarding Israel, Gaza and other issues. Their authors are welcome to post them on their own profiles, in other communities or elsewhere online.___

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2014-08-18 17:19:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

"We The People," +The White House e-petition platform, hits 15 million users*: https://epluribusunumdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/white-house-e-petition-system-hits-15-million-users-22-million-signatures-and-350000-petitions/

Last week, in a blog post explaining how cell phone locking became legal, Ezra Mechaber, deputy director of email and petitions in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, noted that this outcome “marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.” Mechaber also highlighted continued growth for the national e-petition platform: 15 million users, 22 million signatures and 350,000 petitions since it was launched in 2011. 

Mechaber also mentioned two other things worth highlighting: “a simplified signing process that removes the need to create an account just to sign a petition” and a Write API that will“eventual... more »

"We The People," +The White House e-petition platform, hits 15 million users*: https://epluribusunumdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/white-house-e-petition-system-hits-15-million-users-22-million-signatures-and-350000-petitions/

Last week, in a blog post explaining how cell phone locking became legal, Ezra Mechaber, deputy director of email and petitions in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, noted that this outcome “marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.” Mechaber also highlighted continued growth for the national e-petition platform: 15 million users, 22 million signatures and 350,000 petitions since it was launched in 2011. 

Mechaber also mentioned two other things worth highlighting: “a simplified signing process that removes the need to create an account just to sign a petition” and a Write API that will “eventually allow people to sign petitions using new technologies, and on sites other than WhiteHouse.gov.” If and when that API goes live, I expect user growth and activity to spike again. Imagine, for instance, if people could sign petitions from within news stories or though Change.org. Enabling petition creators to have more of a relationship with signatories would also address one of the principal critiques levied against the site’s function.___

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2014-08-18 16:21:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

White House e-petition system hits 15 million users, 22 million signatures and 350,000 petitions

Last week, in a blog post explaining how cell phone locking became legal, Ezra Mechaber, deputy director of email and petitions in +The White House  Office of Digital Strategy, noted that this outcome “marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.” Mechaber also highlighted continued growth for the national e-petition platform: 15 million users, 22 million signatures and 350,000 petitions since it was launched in 2011. https://epluribusunumdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/white-house-e-petition-system-hits-15-million-users-22-million-signatures-and-350000-petitions/

Mechaber also mentioned two other things worth highlighting: “a simplified signing process that removes the need to create an account just to sign a petition”  and a Write API thatwill “eve... more »

White House e-petition system hits 15 million users, 22 million signatures and 350,000 petitions

Last week, in a blog post explaining how cell phone locking became legal, Ezra Mechaber, deputy director of email and petitions in +The White House  Office of Digital Strategy, noted that this outcome “marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.” Mechaber also highlighted continued growth for the national e-petition platform: 15 million users, 22 million signatures and 350,000 petitions since it was launched in 2011. https://epluribusunumdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/white-house-e-petition-system-hits-15-million-users-22-million-signatures-and-350000-petitions/

Mechaber also mentioned two other things worth highlighting: “a simplified signing process that removes the need to create an account just to sign a petition”  and a Write API that will “eventually allow people to sign petitions using new technologies, and on sites other than WhiteHouse.gov.” If and when that API goes live, I expect user growth and activity to spike again. Imagine, for instance, if people could sign petitions from within news stories or though Change.org. Enabling petition creators to have more of a relationship with signatories would also address one of the principal critiques levied against the site’s function.___

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2014-08-18 16:13:15 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

"Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices. 

Email is a refugee from the open, interoperable, less-controlled "web we lost." It's an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services." -- +Alexis C. Madrigal  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/why-email-will-never-die/375973/?single_page=true  

TCP/IP. HTTP. SMTP. 

Hat tip +Anil Dash 

"Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices. 

Email is a refugee from the open, interoperable, less-controlled "web we lost." It's an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services." -- +Alexis C. Madrigal  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/why-email-will-never-die/375973/?single_page=true  

TCP/IP. HTTP. SMTP. 

Hat tip +Anil Dash ___

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2014-08-18 15:51:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

The "janitor work" of data science described here is http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/technology/for-big-data-scientists-hurdle-to-insights-is-janitor-work.html 

…is also needed in data journalism: http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/06/read-some-of-the-smartest-thinkers-on-data-journalism-in-this-new-tow-center-report/ 

In fact, most data journalists tell me acquiring and cleaning data occupies the bulk of their time on a given story.

#ddj

The "janitor work" of data science described here is http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/technology/for-big-data-scientists-hurdle-to-insights-is-janitor-work.html 

…is also needed in data journalism: http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/06/read-some-of-the-smartest-thinkers-on-data-journalism-in-this-new-tow-center-report/ 

In fact, most data journalists tell me acquiring and cleaning data occupies the bulk of their time on a given story.

#ddj___

2014-08-15 22:09:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

[NEW COLUMN] Why the First Amendment remains a key check and balance to police militarization http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-first-amendment-remains-a-key-check-and-balance-to-police-militarization/

[NEW COLUMN] Why the First Amendment remains a key check and balance to police militarization http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-first-amendment-remains-a-key-check-and-balance-to-police-militarization/___

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2014-08-15 18:55:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Which jobs are the most likely to be replaced by automation? Proofreaders and projectionists, according to Gartner.
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/15/as-machines-take-on-more-human-work-whats-left-for-us/

Which jobs are the most likely to be replaced by automation? Proofreaders and projectionists, according to Gartner.
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/15/as-machines-take-on-more-human-work-whats-left-for-us/___

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2014-08-14 13:39:23 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

""There is no single “right answer” to the question of how we pay for the tool that lets us share knowledge, opinions, ideas, and photos of cute cats. Whether we embrace micropayments, membership, crowdfunding, or any other model, there are bound to be unintended consequences.

But 20 years in to the ad-supported web, we can see that our current model is bad, broken, and corrosive. It’s time to start paying for privacy, to support services we love, and to abandon those that are free, but sell us—the users and our attention—as the product." -- +Ethan Zuckerman 

""There is no single “right answer” to the question of how we pay for the tool that lets us share knowledge, opinions, ideas, and photos of cute cats. Whether we embrace micropayments, membership, crowdfunding, or any other model, there are bound to be unintended consequences.

But 20 years in to the ad-supported web, we can see that our current model is bad, broken, and corrosive. It’s time to start paying for privacy, to support services we love, and to abandon those that are free, but sell us—the users and our attention—as the product." -- +Ethan Zuckerman ___

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2014-08-14 13:31:03 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

This week, +The White House  launched the U.S. Digital Service. In this new feature, I deliver a lot of reporting and analysis regarding the new venture: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes I hope it's informative and illustrative of the huge challenge the U.S. faces in addressing what should be a core competency for government in the 21st century: delivering beautiful citizen-centric services using modern technology that are accessible to everyone on the platforms of today.

"At the end of the day, the agencies own the delivery of their services," said U.S. chief information officer +Steven VanRoekel  , who will oversee the USDS in OMB, in an interview. "They crave new approaches. They crave having people help them really be state of the art and come in at a low cost and high value, high output, and highl... more »

This week, +The White House  launched the U.S. Digital Service. In this new feature, I deliver a lot of reporting and analysis regarding the new venture: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes I hope it's informative and illustrative of the huge challenge the U.S. faces in addressing what should be a core competency for government in the 21st century: delivering beautiful citizen-centric services using modern technology that are accessible to everyone on the platforms of today.

"At the end of the day, the agencies own the delivery of their services," said U.S. chief information officer +Steven VanRoekel  , who will oversee the USDS in OMB, in an interview. "They crave new approaches. They crave having people help them really be state of the art and come in at a low cost and high value, high output, and high level of effectiveness. The engagement in the ramp-up stage, to get our minimally viable product team out there and work with these limited number of agencies, will really be on a one-on-one. They're asking for us more than we're asking to go into them and deploy this team on board. We have, right now, more demand for the service than we have supply. We have to be targeted for our ability to go out and work directly with them."

Much in the same way that the "trauma team" drove improvements to Healthcare.gov, the USDS will act like a consultancy, in terms of analyzing and helping to manage government IT projects and products better.

"I think the Digital Service will go in and work with agencies on identifying what level of capability does this agency have to deliver a great service," said VanRoekel. "What are the approaches they're using? What are different approaches should they be using? What sort of technologies and direction are they taking, from open data to open interfaces to utilizing open source where they can? Drive that into the solutions set. We're not staffing to the bandwidth where they would go in and then take over an effort and write the code, where they'd build this. The [USDS] is really about being a team of context-shifters."

In other words, 18F, Presidential Innovation Fellows and agency fellows, and contractors working with those agencies will build, deploy and maintain technology, while the USDS will strategically engage on certain projects to get ahead of potential failures. How that works remains to be seen.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Pete Souza]___

2014-08-13 21:07:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

My feature story on the United States Digital Service is up at TechPresident: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes

My feature story on the United States Digital Service is up at TechPresident: http://techpresident.com/news/25239/new-us-digital-service-looks-avoid-it-catastrophes___

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2014-08-12 17:41:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

What can we learn from the FCC releasing 1.1 million comments on network neutrality as open data? Well, with some number crunching by Quid, Elise Hu-Stiles shows us: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/12/339710293/a-fascinating-look-inside-those-1-1-million-open-internet-comments

"While the research showed several themes matched the talking points in the debate advocated in the press, the two more surprising emerging arguments were not outflows of advocacy group talking points or news media. They had to do with how the Internet affirms American principles.

One cluster focused on preserving net neutrality to maintain a diversity of opinion. Commenters argued that biasing faster traffic to the content providers that can pay for it removes a set of voices that should have a fair shake in sharing content. "It's the idea that America is America because you can... more »

What can we learn from the FCC releasing 1.1 million comments on network neutrality as open data? Well, with some number crunching by Quid, Elise Hu-Stiles shows us: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/12/339710293/a-fascinating-look-inside-those-1-1-million-open-internet-comments

"While the research showed several themes matched the talking points in the debate advocated in the press, the two more surprising emerging arguments were not outflows of advocacy group talking points or news media. They had to do with how the Internet affirms American principles.

One cluster focused on preserving net neutrality to maintain a diversity of opinion. Commenters argued that biasing faster traffic to the content providers that can pay for it removes a set of voices that should have a fair shake in sharing content. "It's the idea that America is America because you can connect to different opinions," Quid's Sean Gourley says.

The related but separate cluster of arguments had to do with the American dream. Commenters believe America should be a meritocracy, and that everyone should be able to compete equally with everyone else. Not preserving net neutrality, commenters argue, tilts the playing field away from everyone and toward firms in special positions of power."___

2014-08-11 23:16:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Heartbroken to learn that a man who brought such joy to all couldn't defeat his own depression. RIP, Robin Williams. http://news.kron4.com/news/breaking-actor-comedian-robin-williams-found-dead/

Heartbroken to learn that a man who brought such joy to all couldn't defeat his own depression. RIP, Robin Williams. http://news.kron4.com/news/breaking-actor-comedian-robin-williams-found-dead/___

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2014-08-11 22:44:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Interviews in the can with the US CIO, UK Executive Director of Digital, founder of Code for America and the new Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service and Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer. Who else should I talk to about this before I really write? http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/08/11/white-house-formally-launches-u-s-digital-service-publishes-open-source-playbook-on-github/

Interviews in the can with the US CIO, UK Executive Director of Digital, founder of Code for America and the new Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service and Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer. Who else should I talk to about this before I really write? http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/08/11/white-house-formally-launches-u-s-digital-service-publishes-open-source-playbook-on-github/___

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2014-08-11 20:45:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

The White House officially launched a U.S. Digital Service today, promising to deliver “customer-focused government through smarter IT.
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/08/11/white-house-formally-launches-u-s-digital-service-publishes-open-source-playbook-on-github/

The USDS goes live with a Digital Services Playbook and “TechFAR,” a subsection of the guide that “highlights the flexibilities in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that can help agencies implement ‘plays’ from the Digital Services Playbook.” 

The new U.S. Digital Service "plays," shown in this graphic for this update, apply far beyond the public sector:
http://playbook.cio.gov

In what now appears to be de rigueur for information technology and digital government initiatives in the second term of the Obama administration, the playbook has been published on the White Houseaccount on Git... more »

The White House officially launched a U.S. Digital Service today, promising to deliver “customer-focused government through smarter IT.
http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/08/11/white-house-formally-launches-u-s-digital-service-publishes-open-source-playbook-on-github/

The USDS goes live with a Digital Services Playbook and “TechFAR,” a subsection of the guide that “highlights the flexibilities in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that can help agencies implement ‘plays’ from the Digital Services Playbook.” 

The new U.S. Digital Service "plays," shown in this graphic for this update, apply far beyond the public sector:
http://playbook.cio.gov

In what now appears to be de rigueur for information technology and digital government initiatives in the second term of the Obama administration, the playbook has been published on the White House account on Github, where the public is encouraged to give feedback and make suggestions upon the documents using  GitHub Issues and to propose changes to the playbook by submitting a pull request. According to the Github account, pull requests that are made and accepted before September 1, 2014 “will be incorporated into the next release of the Digital Services Playbook and the TechFAR Handbook.”

While a team of 25 folks in OMB led by former Googler Mikey Dickerson and a playbook will not prevent the next healthcare.gov debacle, there’s a lot that’s good here.___

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2014-08-11 18:15:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

+The White House  formally launched a U.S. Digital Service http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/11/white-house-launches-u-s-digital-service-with-healthcare-gov-fixer-at-the-helm/

A good idea, IMHO. Some guy in November 18, 2013: "If Obama now, finally, fully realizes how much of an issue the broken state of government IT procurement is to federal agencies fulfilling their missions in the 21st century, he’ll use the soft power of the White House to convene the smartest minds from around the country and the hard power of an executive order to create the kernel of a United States Digital Services team built around the DNA of the CFPB: digital by default, open by nature." http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/18/how-the-government-can-avoid-another-healthcare-gov-debacle.html

This isn't quite that - the USDS is more of a managementco... more »

+The White House  formally launched a U.S. Digital Service http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/11/white-house-launches-u-s-digital-service-with-healthcare-gov-fixer-at-the-helm/

A good idea, IMHO. Some guy in November 18, 2013: "If Obama now, finally, fully realizes how much of an issue the broken state of government IT procurement is to federal agencies fulfilling their missions in the 21st century, he’ll use the soft power of the White House to convene the smartest minds from around the country and the hard power of an executive order to create the kernel of a United States Digital Services team built around the DNA of the CFPB: digital by default, open by nature." http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/18/how-the-government-can-avoid-another-healthcare-gov-debacle.html

This isn't quite that - the USDS is more of a management consulting shop, vs the implementation and building than the Presidential Innovation Fellows and folks at 18F, but maybe, all together, they'll add up to much more than the sum of their parts.___

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2014-08-11 17:41:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

In the 20th century, we built interstate highways & parking lots. In the 21st century, we'll build "data lakes" & networks. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/g-e-creates-a-data-lake-for-new-industrial-ecosystem/*

In the 20th century, we built interstate highways & parking lots. In the 21st century, we'll build "data lakes" & networks. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/g-e-creates-a-data-lake-for-new-industrial-ecosystem/*___

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2014-08-10 20:15:54 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 94 +1s)

We'll be looking up at the "super moon" tonight, too.

Watch the skies tonight for a #supermoon: 14% closer & 30% brighter than other full moons of the year. http://youtu.be/JkKzMAzT5fs ___We'll be looking up at the "super moon" tonight, too.

2014-08-09 14:29:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

“+Stewart Butterfield wants Slack to be the Microsoft you want to use”— +Mathew Honan: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/the-most-fascinating-profile-youll-ever-read-about-a-guy-and-his-boring-startup/ Stellar profile. Promising tech.

“+Stewart Butterfield wants Slack to be the Microsoft you want to use”— +Mathew Honan: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/the-most-fascinating-profile-youll-ever-read-about-a-guy-and-his-boring-startup/ Stellar profile. Promising tech.___

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2014-08-08 20:43:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

A Department of Energy app that shows gas stations with fuel & power outage maps is in beta http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-data-crowdsourcing-and-sharing-economy-tech-take-on-new-roles-in-disasters/ 

A Department of Energy app that shows gas stations with fuel & power outage maps is in beta http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-data-crowdsourcing-and-sharing-economy-tech-take-on-new-roles-in-disasters/ ___

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2014-08-08 19:43:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

[NEW COLUMN] Open data, crowdsourcing, & sharing economy tech take on new roles in disasters: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-data-crowdsourcing-and-sharing-economy-tech-take-on-new-roles-in-disasters/

[NEW COLUMN] Open data, crowdsourcing, & sharing economy tech take on new roles in disasters: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-data-crowdsourcing-and-sharing-economy-tech-take-on-new-roles-in-disasters/___

2014-08-08 11:15:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Do you see political leaders & institutions responding to social disruption from automation, AI, robotics? Where?http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/11/unemployment-education-stem-investment-polic.html

Do you see political leaders & institutions responding to social disruption from automation, AI, robotics? Where?http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/11/unemployment-education-stem-investment-polic.html___

2014-08-08 10:34:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Goooood morning, Canada! Just called into the CBC & "Island Morning" to talk about automation, robotics & AI: http://pewrsr.ch/1urCo5j

If you're a CBC listener, here's the schedule across the continent, on Eastern Time:
6:20:00 Charlottetown
6:40:00 Kitchener
6:50:00 Thunder Bay
7:20:00 Yellowknife
7:40:00 Winnipeg
7:50:00 Edmonton
8:00:00 Whitehorse
8:20:00 Regina
8:40:00 Calgary


Goooood morning, Canada! Just called into the CBC & "Island Morning" to talk about automation, robotics & AI: http://pewrsr.ch/1urCo5j

If you're a CBC listener, here's the schedule across the continent, on Eastern Time:
6:20:00 Charlottetown
6:40:00 Kitchener
6:50:00 Thunder Bay
7:20:00 Yellowknife
7:40:00 Winnipeg
7:50:00 Edmonton
8:00:00 Whitehorse
8:20:00 Regina
8:40:00 Calgary
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2014-08-06 17:13:17 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

Using mobile devices to enable easy group sharing taxi & town car rides -- aka "car pooling" when it's done informally between workers families -- aggregates demand to match nearby supply. Sounds good in theory: the devil, as always, is in the details.

Today, Lyft launched a new feature that lets ride seekers get matched up with other would-be passengers traveling a similar route, allowing everyone in the car to pay less:

http://wrd.cm/1sgdxzV___Using mobile devices to enable easy group sharing taxi & town car rides -- aka "car pooling" when it's done informally between workers families -- aggregates demand to match nearby supply. Sounds good in theory: the devil, as always, is in the details.

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2014-08-06 17:10:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Key detail: New Foursquare is a public, asymmetric network, like Twitter. Swarmapp is private, separating location checkins. http://tmblr.co/Z1T9by1NXAcOe this explains why people I didn't approve as mutual friends started "following" me on Foursquare. Somehow, I missed this detail in the coverage and updates from the startup. 

Key detail: New Foursquare is a public, asymmetric network, like Twitter. Swarmapp is private, separating location checkins. http://tmblr.co/Z1T9by1NXAcOe this explains why people I didn't approve as mutual friends started "following" me on Foursquare. Somehow, I missed this detail in the coverage and updates from the startup. ___

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