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Matt Cutts has been shared in 426 public circles

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Mamy Shimomatsu5,566【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.9Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-05-04 01:37:54482000
Ryan Ramboza265please share ang give 1+ on this circle, thanks for sharing2015-05-02 00:57:24501000
Affifah Humaira84pease leave a comment and 1+2015-04-30 16:01:07495000
Frank Gainsford66,108A shared circle of helpful marketing folksThis is a  shared circle of folks that are very helpful in a variety of marketing related issues,   These issues start with psychology and Psychological issues that impact on marketing and go through to Search engine Optimisation and target market identification issues.There are folks in this shared circle that help with HOA's (Hangouts on air) , folks that help out with marketing strategies,  folks that help out with image issues, folks that help with blogging, folks that help with email marketing, and so many more marketing related issues.This circle has been curated by +fufism  and many of the folks included here are often involved in ongoing conversations around issues within the online search industry,  as well as web page design and blogging  from the #IPSEO   perspective.Many more discuss the issues of #OPSEO   or Off Page search engine Optimisation with the social media playing a primary role.A large number of the folks in this shared circle discuss SEMANTIC SEARCH and related marketing issues. few of the folks in this shared circle discuss what is commonly called INTEGRATED MARKETING and many have a #FUFISM based marketing perspective on a number of marketing related issues, even though they do not actually use the word FUFISM themselves.+fufism  or Functional User Friendly Integrated social media is a BRAND NEW marketing philosophy where SEO and the social media are married into the primary leading element in all your marketing efforts, both online and off line.  You may read more about FUFISM on our blog at 4ubrand.blogspot.com or our web site at fufism.info4u.co.zayou can find a range of FUFISM based infographics at our pinterest profile https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/specific boards  on pinterest......SEO = https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/seo-search-engine-optimisation/marketing https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/marketing-issues/social media issues  https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/social-media-issues/FUFISM  https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/fufism/blogging https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/blogging-issues/2015-04-30 09:01:29260000
Mamy Shimomatsu5,368【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.2Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-28 06:59:03491000
Mamy Shimomatsu5,368【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.2Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-27 01:56:34491003
Mamy Shimomatsu5,257【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.4(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-24 05:03:19222005
Mamy Shimomatsu4,863【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.7.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-20 03:31:35211000
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)64,677 A new circle.#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-04-16 12:35:14303123
Tourej Ansari45,132This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle! #SanJose   #California  2015-04-13 05:46:08164016
Galina Petrová7,814Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2015-04-11 13:17:35399000
Brian Nori0Hello Entrepreneurs,   Here is a Top 20  list of handpicked highly influential Digital Marketing Experts to follow on Google+ - Their advice and guidance within the field will help your business flourish and grow.  #marketing   #circle   #follow   #circleshare   #followback     #seomarketing   #seotips   #entrepreneur   #circleshared   #circlesharing #circles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharemycircles #sharemycircle2015-04-10 13:18:2720000
Mamy Shimomatsu4,147【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.8Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-06 03:04:36209013
George Clark17,675If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#Japanese #currency #reached #a #record #high #of #yenUS$ #Economic #growth #in #Asia #since #World #War #II #to #the #s #had #been #concentrated #in #Japan #as #well #as #the #four #regions #of #South #Korea #Taiwan #Hong #Kong #and2015-04-02 09:46:124109415
Mamy Shimomatsu3,572 #sharedcircle #circleoftheweek 【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.9.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing 2015-03-26 03:16:37207000
Mamy Shimomatsu3,671 #sharedcircle #circleoftheweek 【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.9.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing 2015-03-26 03:11:48206005
Greg Strandberg5,976If you're looking for some SEO advice, this circle has lots of people.Why add these people? You'd do that if you want to see lots of SEO-style posts in your daily feed. Some people don't like this. No problem, don't add the circle.  #seo   #seotips  2015-03-16 05:41:14262000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 7.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-03-10 07:56:182004313
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)61,495A new circle.#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-03-09 07:55:00202388
Robert Best2,685Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let's please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455111
Doctor Olivier Klastat185  Here is my one of my basic circles, I will share now with you. Have a look and add some of these unique profiles below probably to your +Google+ account as well. Take care, enjoy, behave, enrich & be kind. Please us all thereby easily, yourself of course included. None excluded at all & best. Thank you!  I call this one OK Basic Circle (-; 2015-03-01 00:35:42443624
Mark Sampson9,564This is my Awesome Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2015-02-23 18:46:48432137
John Sean12,158This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-31 07:30:48368171632
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)57,909#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-01-21 20:06:57330165
John Nuntiatio57,817#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-01-19 19:30:59215011
Brian Harrod10,634Circle for #seo and #seomarketers#public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle 2014-12-28 03:25:44201001
Brian Harrod10,635CEO Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-12-27 02:06:10479102
Eduard Dimitrov (Едуард Димитров)3,781Start of my "Google must be better place campaign". Week one: This post. People currently working for Google. 114 Google's Google+  profiles to add - people actually working for Google  company.Week 2: Shared circle two: More 100 Google employees next week.Week 3: I will show you how to work with google webspam team to aviod problems in Google Webmaster Tools - the right way, tools and tactics.Week 4: Ethics of non-natural links problems in GWT and communication with google webspam team  in Google Webmaster Tools.If you want to receive notifications from me, add me in separate circle and switch on notifications for this circle.Happy Holidays!  #worksatgoogle #googleteam #googleemployees2014-12-23 14:29:071146917
Alessandro Folghera55,894TOP VIP SEO Circle #TopSEOSharedCircle #sharedcircle #SEO  #SEOMonsters  #SEOMasters #SearchEngineOptimization  Join me on:Linkedin : http://it.linkedin.com/pub/dir/alessandro/folgheraTwitter : https://twitter.com/folgheraFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/afolgheraFoursquare : https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraPinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/folghera/Instagram : http://instagram.com/folghera/To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - do +1 t the post3 - comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - include the circle among your circles5 - share the circle (include yourself)#SEO   #circleoftheday   #myseoissocial #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #afo   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback 2014-12-21 08:43:39501261939
RuMuZ NeYiMe0#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-20 11:33:06494206
John Cleese7,773Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-12-20 11:28:24496404080
Aly Hodge13,741This is my social media/SEO circle, which contains pages for people who share lots of content on social media, not just about G+.2014-12-20 07:50:59362003
Zyndio Online Marketing1,038This is my Awesome Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-12-05 00:42:23118001
Elevations RTC1,201This is my Zynio Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-12-03 00:14:124146713
Ashcreek Ranch Academy268This is my Awesome Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-12-01 23:17:1350112615
Mark Sampson5,122This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-11-21 17:15:47436548
Mark Sampson4,941This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-11-14 21:15:45431119
Mark Sampson4,941This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-11-14 21:15:14431129
Mark Sampson4,941This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-11-14 21:14:38431117
Becky Collins18,570Web & SEO Resources 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 ?2014-11-08 05:28:545003412
Raffaele Romeo Arena55,306Very Important Circle#specialcircle        Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want to enlarge your circle, you have to reshare this circle. So, do you want to enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting for?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.30:1 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.http://buzznews.it/stasera-in-tv-4-novembre-programmi-8058/#cerchiamassima  #SpecialNew    #circles  #sharedcircles #addcircle  #veryimpcircle  #sharedpubliccircles  #growfollowers #circleshare  #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #findcircles  #circlemeup #influencers  #influencer  #influence  #influencermarketing #sharedcircle      #raffoar    #circleshare  #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing    #socialmediastrategy #highheelsbrands    #socialnetworking      2014-11-04 16:27:54484023
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:57:58423001
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:57:24423304
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:56:01423438
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:35:51441026
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:34:57441447
Elevations RTC194This is my Plus Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-15 18:15:364152116
New Directions for Young Adults122This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 17:57:50425124
Masternet Practitioners Lounge0Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-10-15 17:24:08423478
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:48424026

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2014-08-22 04:00:23 (81 comments, 49 reshares, 599 +1s)Open 

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.

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2015-01-13 18:33:36 (60 comments, 145 reshares, 419 +1s)Open 

You can now sign up and use Google Domains in the US with no invite! The service is clean and has several neat features like support for dynamic DNS. I've also been impressed with how the team listens to feedback and responds. Check out the service!

And if you're outside the US, you can sign up for when Google Domains is available in more countries.

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2014-08-22 04:00:23 (81 comments, 49 reshares, 599 +1s)Open 

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.

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2015-05-27 14:43:00 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-24 19:21:51 (23 comments, 12 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers

Sunday flowers___

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2015-05-17 23:06:38 (40 comments, 68 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

Much of the recent "self-driving cars get in accidents" coverage felt off to me. This piece does a good job of explaining why. I've ridden in a self-driving car and I pass them all the time in my own car. I can't wait for them. I've seen way too many bad drivers, so I'm looking forward to the better safety and technology that will come with self-driving cars.

Much of the recent "self-driving cars get in accidents" coverage felt off to me. This piece does a good job of explaining why. I've ridden in a self-driving car and I pass them all the time in my own car. I can't wait for them. I've seen way too many bad drivers, so I'm looking forward to the better safety and technology that will come with self-driving cars.___

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2015-05-17 19:12:42 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2015-04-29 05:12:29 (29 comments, 15 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

Emmy looks at me.

Emmy looks at me.___

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2015-04-27 23:52:14 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

A few years ago my wife and I got a rosebush that I considered to be a "Yahoo" rosebush. It was some sort of hybrid that had yellow and purple flowers, which are the Yahoo colors. The purple blooms have faded away, but the yellow flowers are flourishing. I'm happy to see Yahoo flourishing in several ways too, from redoing their search contract with Microsoft to sponsoring the show Community. I'm all for more competition in the Internet space, and I think Marissa Mayer is doing a great job at Yahoo to foster that competition.

A few years ago my wife and I got a rosebush that I considered to be a "Yahoo" rosebush. It was some sort of hybrid that had yellow and purple flowers, which are the Yahoo colors. The purple blooms have faded away, but the yellow flowers are flourishing. I'm happy to see Yahoo flourishing in several ways too, from redoing their search contract with Microsoft to sponsoring the show Community. I'm all for more competition in the Internet space, and I think Marissa Mayer is doing a great job at Yahoo to foster that competition.___

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2015-04-19 20:00:47 (19 comments, 20 reshares, 324 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2015-04-14 03:54:18 (44 comments, 9 reshares, 402 +1s)Open 

Monday night burritos!

Monday night burritos!___

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2015-02-09 18:40:01 (18 comments, 32 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

I recorded a podcast episode with +Kevin Kelly and +Mark Frauenfelder about some tools that I really like. You can see other episodes of the Cool Tools podcast at http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/category/podcast-2 , and Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site is just great in general: http://kk.org/cooltools/ . Check it out!

I recorded a podcast episode with +Kevin Kelly and +Mark Frauenfelder about some tools that I really like. You can see other episodes of the Cool Tools podcast at http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/category/podcast-2 , and Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site is just great in general: http://kk.org/cooltools/ . Check it out!___

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2015-01-23 20:56:26 (40 comments, 65 reshares, 303 +1s)Open 

My talk about some lessons from the early days of Google is now live. You can watch the slides at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/lessons-from-early-days-of-google/ Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for hosting me, and especially to everyone in the computer science department that I got to see again!

My talk about some lessons from the early days of Google is now live. You can watch the slides at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/lessons-from-early-days-of-google/ Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for hosting me, and especially to everyone in the computer science department that I got to see again!___

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2015-01-18 20:50:47 (30 comments, 27 reshares, 296 +1s)Open 

#sundayflowers

#sundayflowers___

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2015-01-17 20:16:06 (24 comments, 10 reshares, 262 +1s)Open 

Saturday flowers.

Saturday flowers.___

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2015-01-13 18:33:36 (60 comments, 145 reshares, 419 +1s)Open 

You can now sign up and use Google Domains in the US with no invite! The service is clean and has several neat features like support for dynamic DNS. I've also been impressed with how the team listens to feedback and responds. Check out the service!

And if you're outside the US, you can sign up for when Google Domains is available in more countries.

You can now sign up and use Google Domains in the US with no invite! The service is clean and has several neat features like support for dynamic DNS. I've also been impressed with how the team listens to feedback and responds. Check out the service!

And if you're outside the US, you can sign up for when Google Domains is available in more countries.___

2015-01-08 14:08:39 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

This is your last chance to register for my (free) talk about the early days of Google--it's today at 5pm! I'll be speaking in Chapel Hill in case you're in the area and want to stop by. It'll be more stories about the early days instead of arcane stuff about SEO, so it should be pretty accessible for a general audience.

This is your last chance to register for my (free) talk about the early days of Google--it's today at 5pm! I'll be speaking in Chapel Hill in case you're in the area and want to stop by. It'll be more stories about the early days instead of arcane stuff about SEO, so it should be pretty accessible for a general audience.___

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2015-01-06 20:42:57 (22 comments, 16 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Come hear me talk this Thursday in North Carolina!

Do you live near Chapel HIll or Raleigh-Durham? I'm doing a free talk at UNC-Chapel Hill this Thursday. I'll tell some stories from the early days of Google, and we should have time for general questions at the end. Register at the link below! Please share with anyone that might be interested--even Duke folks. :)

Come hear me talk this Thursday in North Carolina!

Do you live near Chapel HIll or Raleigh-Durham? I'm doing a free talk at UNC-Chapel Hill this Thursday. I'll tell some stories from the early days of Google, and we should have time for general questions at the end. Register at the link below! Please share with anyone that might be interested--even Duke folks. :)___

2014-12-29 23:51:31 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Cool beans.

I made a thing! Find your Twitter contacts' personal RSS feeds. Import them into your favorite feed reader.___Cool beans.

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2014-12-17 16:13:23 (31 comments, 73 reshares, 495 +1s)Open 

Woohoo! Google Drive now supports open document formats!

We’ve been listening to your feedback, and we’re happy to say that we now offer support for importing all three major ODF (Open) file formats: .odt files for documents, .ods for spreadsheets, and .odp for presentations. http://goo.gl/P8T2Oz

Not only that, but we’re wrapping up the year with a few more Office-friendly improvements: we support more complex SmartArt from older Powerpoint presentations, and last week’s updates are also now import/export friendly, with support for merged cells in Word and slide numbers in Powerpoint.___Woohoo! Google Drive now supports open document formats!

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2014-12-14 23:56:29 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

I was looking for an excuse to try Go, so I wrote a short image filter to do a mosaic effect.

I was looking for an excuse to try Go, so I wrote a short image filter to do a mosaic effect.___

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2014-12-12 19:35:09 (36 comments, 58 reshares, 324 +1s)Open 

Reading this article on The Verge.

Reading this article on The Verge.___

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2014-12-10 23:31:50 (7 comments, 28 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Donate to the EFF and I'll help match the donation!

The EFF recently started their year-end "Power Up" fundraising campaign. If you donate now, I'll help match the donation. I'd be delighted if you made me give more money to the EFF. :)

The EFF does phenomenal work to protect the net. Why not join me in doing a small (or medium, or large) donation to say thanks and to help protect the net in the future?

P.S. Please reshare so other people hear about the EFF Power Up campaign!

Donate to the EFF and I'll help match the donation!

The EFF recently started their year-end "Power Up" fundraising campaign. If you donate now, I'll help match the donation. I'd be delighted if you made me give more money to the EFF. :)

The EFF does phenomenal work to protect the net. Why not join me in doing a small (or medium, or large) donation to say thanks and to help protect the net in the future?

P.S. Please reshare so other people hear about the EFF Power Up campaign!___

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2014-12-01 04:12:39 (18 comments, 37 reshares, 223 +1s)Open 

I did a 30 day blogging challenge for November: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/30-day-challenge-wrap-up-writing/ It's the perfect time to start a 30 day challenge. Is there something that you've always wanted to try? Why not give it a shot?

I did a 30 day blogging challenge for November: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/30-day-challenge-wrap-up-writing/ It's the perfect time to start a 30 day challenge. Is there something that you've always wanted to try? Why not give it a shot?___

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2014-11-22 04:57:36 (24 comments, 63 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

I wrote up some tips for tech-savvy folks to protect their online accounts.

I wrote up some tips for tech-savvy folks to protect their online accounts.___

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2014-11-21 00:29:15 (8 comments, 49 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

This is very cool. Any US student in grades K-12 can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free subscription.

If  told you that any K-12 student in the US can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free Safari subscription, you'd be looking for the catch.  There isn't one (except that it's only open to US students - sorry. If anyone has ideas about how we can validate young people in other countries, we can explore adding them.

 +Andrew Savikas explains how this came about. Congratulations to the Safari team, especially +Keith Fahlgren, who took the bit in his teeth and figured out how to make this happen.  I particularly like how the Safari team figured out how to make this an internet self-service play rather than something we had to work through bureaucratic channels.

And thanks to the folks at the White House, who used their convening power to get a whole lot of donations to help kickstart better STEM education in America.___This is very cool. Any US student in grades K-12 can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free subscription.

2014-11-19 07:26:09 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

I like this, from the court case below:
Statements of opinion, "[h]owever pernicious," are immunized by the First Amendment in order to insure that their "correction [depends] not on the conscience of judges and juries but on the competition of other ideas."

I like this, from the court case below:
Statements of opinion, "[h]owever pernicious," are immunized by the First Amendment in order to insure that their "correction [depends] not on the conscience of judges and juries but on the competition of other ideas."___

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2014-11-14 06:34:48 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Oh man. These paid, fake testimonials are really bad. From the article:
" “I’m an actor; actors lie for a living,” says Chuck Hall, another paid performer who did a testimonial for Secure. In his endorsement, Hall, 64, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, didn’t give any name. He told viewers he easily withdrew money from Secure.

“Had no problem at all doing that,” he says in the video. “I’m thinking now about investing in forex again. I think they’re pretty dependable.” Hall now says Secure’s intermediary paid him $4 and gave him a script. “I don’t even know what forex is,” he says."

Oh man. These paid, fake testimonials are really bad. From the article:
" “I’m an actor; actors lie for a living,” says Chuck Hall, another paid performer who did a testimonial for Secure. In his endorsement, Hall, 64, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, didn’t give any name. He told viewers he easily withdrew money from Secure.

“Had no problem at all doing that,” he says in the video. “I’m thinking now about investing in forex again. I think they’re pretty dependable.” Hall now says Secure’s intermediary paid him $4 and gave him a script. “I don’t even know what forex is,” he says."___

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2014-11-11 21:34:38 (37 comments, 56 reshares, 231 +1s)Open 

Great news about the spread of SSL, which makes it harder for your local cafe, ISP, or government to snoop on you.

According to the HTTP Archive, HTTPS adoption for the top 300K sites has grown by 300%+ over the last two years [1], from 4% to 13%. However, it's important to keep in mind that HTTP Archive is counting unique origins, which does not account for the popularity of any particular site - e.g. a single origin, like google.com or facebook.com may be responsible for many more user navigations as compared to a site that you may visit infrequently. 

Looking at the number of actual navigations shows that, in Chrome, the number of HTTPS navigations [2] has grown from ~27% to ~58% within the same period of last two years - i.e. more than half of user navigations are over HTTPS!

The goal is, of course, to get to 100% - aka, HTTPS everywhere - and we still have a lot of work to do as an industry to make this a reality, but we’re making good progress! 

[1] http://httparchive.org/trends.php#perHttps - 2012-2014 stats.

[2] HTTPS navigation: any navigation (link clicks, omnibox navigations, back/forward, fragment changes, pushState) where the destination scheme of the main frame is “https”.___Great news about the spread of SSL, which makes it harder for your local cafe, ISP, or government to snoop on you.

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2014-11-10 06:31:30 (23 comments, 11 reshares, 216 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-11-08 05:02:07 (14 comments, 41 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

This is a short, simple blog post I've been meaning to write for years. 9 simple tips to get your finances to great shape, from Scott Adams.

This is a short, simple blog post I've been meaning to write for years. 9 simple tips to get your finances to great shape, from Scott Adams.___

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2014-11-04 21:51:44 (19 comments, 63 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

This is quite cool. You can now sign up to add Google Consumer Surveys for your own sites and earn money. And if you're a website owner, you can ask your own questions for free and get back Consumer Survey reports.

I enjoy Google Consumer Surveys because it's much friendlier than a paywall--instead of registering for an account or other hassle, you can take a few seconds to answer 1-2 questions. And if you want to get questions answered quickly and easily, Google Consumer Surveys is one of the better places to do it: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/?_r=0

Self Sign Up Now Open for US Publishers

Are you a website owner looking to earn extra revenue for your content? Today we are happy to announce self sign up for our Google Consumer Surveys publisher network. 

In exchange for access to your content, your visitors answer a few short surveys, earning you money for each question answered. 

As a publisher, Google Consumer Surveys (goo.gl/ADQNpn) is easy to implement and control - you choose where and how often survey prompts appear as well as how much content to make available.

All Google Consumer Surveys publishers must have an AdSense account (goo.gl/O3MJJ8) in good standing, an audience that is ages 18+, and must adhere to our Publisher Program Policies (goo.gl/49ZHYv).  We'll start accepting publishers in the US today, followed quickly by the UK and Canada. More countries to come in the months ahead! 

Join the hundreds of sites that are currently using Google Consumer Surveys as a new way to successfully monetize their content. Enroll your site today! 

To learn more and enroll go to https://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/publishers ___This is quite cool. You can now sign up to add Google Consumer Surveys for your own sites and earn money. And if you're a website owner, you can ask your own questions for free and get back Consumer Survey reports.

I enjoy Google Consumer Surveys because it's much friendlier than a paywall--instead of registering for an account or other hassle, you can take a few seconds to answer 1-2 questions. And if you want to get questions answered quickly and easily, Google Consumer Surveys is one of the better places to do it: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/?_r=0

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2014-11-03 04:51:05 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Another Halloween costume I played around with: The Shining. Click through to see more pictures.

Another Halloween costume I played around with: The Shining. Click through to see more pictures.___

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2014-10-31 15:11:24 (30 comments, 7 reshares, 296 +1s)Open 

One of my Halloween costume ideas: Rene Magritte's Son of Man painting. A few more details are at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/halloween-costume-rene-magritte/ with more Halloween costumes in the coming days.

One of my Halloween costume ideas: Rene Magritte's Son of Man painting. A few more details are at https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/halloween-costume-rene-magritte/ with more Halloween costumes in the coming days.___

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2014-10-26 18:48:51 (22 comments, 22 reshares, 238 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers in fall colors.

Sunday flowers in fall colors.___

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2014-10-21 19:53:27 (32 comments, 93 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 

A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking

Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.

In addition, the security key uses an open protocol, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/ .

If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ .

If you're a high-profile individual, or... more »

A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking

Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.

In addition, the security key uses an open protocol, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/ .

If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ .

If you're a high-profile individual, or someone whose account has been hacked before, or someone at high risk of being hacked (like a journalist or a dissident), consider getting one of these security keys. Personally, I'd recommend this for anyone tech-savvy or security-conscious enough that they already use two-factor authentication.___

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2014-10-19 19:27:38 (20 comments, 9 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers. I think they're called Red Rovers?

Sunday flowers. I think they're called Red Rovers?___

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2014-10-12 19:24:40 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-10-09 04:22:52 (18 comments, 22 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Candy Box 2 is a really fun game that you play in your web browser. It's addictive though: http://candybox2.net/

Candy Box 2 is a really fun game that you play in your web browser. It's addictive though: http://candybox2.net/___

2014-10-07 06:28:36 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Google Voice is getting better at MMS--yay!

Expanding carrier support for Google Voice MMS

When your sister texts you a picture of your newborn niece, it’s really important that you get it. For too long, however, Google Voice users would miss these messages for lack of MMS support.

We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — and starting today all these integrations are live. So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!

p.s. If you’re a carrier, and you want to enable MMS support for Google Voice, please let us know. We’re big fans of text messaging interoperability.___Google Voice is getting better at MMS--yay!

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2014-10-01 18:17:22 (43 comments, 9 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Help me pick a new 30 day challenge!

October snuck up on me--what should I do for my 30 day challenge this month?

Help me pick a new 30 day challenge!

October snuck up on me--what should I do for my 30 day challenge this month?___

2014-09-26 01:09:07 (20 comments, 97 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

Sounds like there's a new Panda update slowly rolling out.

Panda update rolling out

Earlier this week, we started a slow rollout of an improved Panda algorithm, and we expect to have everything done sometime next week. 

Based on user (and webmaster!) feedback, we’ve been able to discover a few more signals to help Panda identify low-quality content more precisely. This results in a greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, which is nice.

Depending on the locale, around 3-5% of queries are affected.___Sounds like there's a new Panda update slowly rolling out.

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2014-09-21 18:44:38 (24 comments, 11 reshares, 314 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-09-10 23:36:38 (47 comments, 129 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

If you want Chrome to always use HTTPS with your site, you can request that here.

If you want your site to be in Chrome's HSTS preload list (aka, default to HTTPS), submit it here: http://bit.ly/1oq7JG0 - note that Firefox and Safari include Chrome's preload list... 3 for the price of 1! Great deal.

To learn more about HSTS: http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000545/ch04.html#_http_strict_transport_security_hsts___If you want Chrome to always use HTTPS with your site, you can request that here.

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2014-09-08 16:28:58 (16 comments, 18 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Here's something that will make you feel good

The Feel Better Friends project is a group of volunteers who hand-make dolls that look like kids who are battling cancer or other illnesses. On the site, you can request a doll or volunteer to make dolls for kids.

Here's something that will make you feel good

The Feel Better Friends project is a group of volunteers who hand-make dolls that look like kids who are battling cancer or other illnesses. On the site, you can request a doll or volunteer to make dolls for kids.___

2014-08-25 22:18:33 (27 comments, 39 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Lantern is a tool to let people around the world reach sites that are blocked by their government (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). They're in the last few days of fundraising and trying to reach $70,000 to fill out a matching grant: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-internet-freedom-with-lantern

Lantern is a tool to let people around the world reach sites that are blocked by their government (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). They're in the last few days of fundraising and trying to reach $70,000 to fill out a matching grant: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-internet-freedom-with-lantern___

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2014-08-22 04:00:23 (81 comments, 49 reshares, 599 +1s)Open 

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.

About a week ago, someone tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I was traveling at the time. I decided just to send a check to the ALS Association. But today, my seven-year-old niece tagged me, so I had to go full ice bucket.___

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2014-08-17 18:46:57 (31 comments, 9 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Sunday flowers.

Sunday flowers.___

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2014-08-17 05:13:17 (22 comments, 100 reshares, 348 +1s)Open 

Larry and Sergey get ice bucketed for ALS.

Larry and Sergey get ice bucketed for ALS.___

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2014-08-11 00:02:57 (31 comments, 46 reshares, 264 +1s)Open 

Microsoft Research has done great computer graphics/vision research for years and years. Check out their video--it's neat stuff.

Microsoft Research has done great computer graphics/vision research for years and years. Check out their video--it's neat stuff.___

2014-08-10 16:57:03 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

A nice/fast response.

MIUI Cloud Messaging & Privacy

Xiaomi is a mobile Internet company committed to providing high-quality products and easy-to-use Internet services. We believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy.  We do not upload or store private information or data without the permission of users.  This Q&A aims to address privacy concerns raised over the past 48 hours.

Q: What is MIUI Cloud Messaging?

A: Xiaomi offers a free service called Cloud Messaging as part of its MIUI operating system.  This service allows MIUI users to exchange text messages with each other free of SMS charges, by routing messages via IP instead of using the carrier’s SMS gateway.  

Q: How does Cloud Messaging work?  Does it store any private user information?

A: When a Mi phone is turned on, the Cloud Messaging service is automatically activated through IP communication protocol with Xiaomi servers, in order to provide the user with the free text messaging capability.  MIUI Cloud Messaging uses SIM and device identifiers (phone number, IMSI and IMEI) for routing messages between two users, in the same way as some of the most popular messaging services.  Some technical implementation details are provided below.  Users’ phonebook contact data or social graph information (i.e. the mapping between contacts) are never stored on Cloud Messaging servers, and message content (in encrypted form) is not kept for longer than necessary to ensure immediate delivery to the receiver.

Q: How does this relate to the privacy concerns raised about Xiaomi over the last 48 hours?  What’s your response?

A: A recent article in Taiwan and a related report by F-Secure raised privacy concerns by stating that Xiaomi devices are sending phone numbers to Xiaomi’s servers.  These concerns refer to the MIUI Cloud Messaging service described above.  As we believe it is our top priority to protect user data and privacy, we have decided to make MIUI Cloud Messaging an opt-in service and no longer automatically activate users.  We have scheduled an OTA system update for today (Aug 10th) to implement this change.  After the upgrade, new users or users who factory reset their devices can enable the service by visiting “Settings > Mi Cloud > Cloud Messaging” from their home screen or “Settings > Cloud Messaging” inside the Messaging app — these are also the places where users can turn off Cloud Messaging.  

We apologize for any concern caused to our users and Mi fans. We would also like to thank the media and users who have been sending us feedback and suggestions, allowing us to improve and provide better Internet services.

Q: How exactly does the MIUI Cloud Messaging system handle phone numbers?

A: For those interested in specific details about the MIUI Cloud Messaging implementation:

- The primary identifiers used to route messages are the sender and receiver’s phone numbers.  IMEI and IMSI information is also used to keep track of a device's online status.

- When a user sends a text message, if there is an Internet connection available, the Cloud Messaging system will attempt to route the message via IP.  If the receiver is offline (i.e. not immediately reachable via IP), the system falls back to sending a normal SMS message from the sender’s device.

- When a MIUI user opens a text message or a phonebook contact, or creates a new contact, the device connects to the Cloud Messaging servers, forwards the phone number of that contact and requests the online status of the corresponding user, which is indicated by a blue icon when that user is online or gray icon if that user is offline (or is not a Cloud Messaging user).  This allows the sender to immediately know whether they can text that user without incurring SMS costs.

- In any of these flows, the receiver’s phone number is only used to look up online status and to route messages.  No phonebook contact details or social graph information (i.e. the mapping between contacts) is stored on Cloud Messaging servers, and message content (in encrypted form) is not kept for longer than necessary to ensure immediate delivery to the receiver.

- The OTA system update made available today (Aug 10th) adds an extra layer of security by encrypting phone numbers whenever they are sent to Cloud Messaging servers.

- We will continue to make changes and improvements to this architecture as needed over time.___A nice/fast response.

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2014-08-01 05:51:39 (53 comments, 54 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

Why not try something new for 30 days?

I'm starting a new 30 day challenge: the month of no "should." Instead of tediously working down a list of all the little chores and errands that I "should" be doing, I'll work to listen to what that little voice inside me wants to do. I think it will be interesting.

Last month I tried waking up earlier in the morning. I figured "My cats try to wake me up at 5 a.m. anyway, so why not give it a shot?" The hope was that I'd go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier. Instead, I still stayed up late, so I was pretty bleary when I got up early.

That's okay--even though the results were mixed, I still learned some useful lessons. For example, I learned that I'm not a very early morning person. :)

Why not try something new for 30 days?

I'm starting a new 30 day challenge: the month of no "should." Instead of tediously working down a list of all the little chores and errands that I "should" be doing, I'll work to listen to what that little voice inside me wants to do. I think it will be interesting.

Last month I tried waking up earlier in the morning. I figured "My cats try to wake me up at 5 a.m. anyway, so why not give it a shot?" The hope was that I'd go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier. Instead, I still stayed up late, so I was pretty bleary when I got up early.

That's okay--even though the results were mixed, I still learned some useful lessons. For example, I learned that I'm not a very early morning person. :)___

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2014-07-27 19:47:53 (54 comments, 12 reshares, 419 +1s)Open 

On many Sundays I like to get my wife flowers. #sundayflowers

On many Sundays I like to get my wife flowers. #sundayflowers___

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