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Chris Messina179,407*Come join members of the Google+ Design team for a casual meet and greet — with drinks and good times.* The presenters and mentors from the *Get Unstuck: Gamestorming Not Brainstorming* [1] session at Google I/O 2013 will be on hand to continue the conversation and get more acquainted. This event is strictly 21+, as Local Edition will be serving up punch and other adult beverages so do bring ID! *Tickets are limited, so make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite early:* http://googleplusdesign.eventbrite.com/ [1] https://developers.google.com/events/io/sessions/419755974Google + Design Happier Hour #io132013-05-17 17:00:00163  

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2015-08-16 23:37:30 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Some thoughts about what it would take to create sustainable educational software that genuinely supported teaching.

#edtech #highered #education #technology #highered  

Most reshares: 4

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2015-11-07 23:30:25 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Open source software has a money problem. I wrote this piece after 18 months of working full-time on an open source business. I'd love to hear your feedback.

#opensource #startups #business #businessmodels  

Most plusones: 6

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2015-07-09 00:18:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

We interviewed #podcast listeners to learn more about their habits. It blew away many of our assumptions.

#podcasting #userresearch #research #radio  

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2016-01-13 21:22:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I wrote a piece about the technical decisions we made when we were writing +Known.

#opensource #known #edtech #indieweb #php #webdevelopment

I wrote a piece about the technical decisions we made when we were writing +Known.

#opensource #known #edtech #indieweb #php #webdevelopment___

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2015-12-30 01:38:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Great use of Pinterest by my sister +Hannah Werdmuller: a collection of all the moths in California common enough to have a common name. A useful resource using available technology.

#edtech #conservation #moths #education #biology #pinterest

Great use of Pinterest by my sister +Hannah Werdmuller: a collection of all the moths in California common enough to have a common name. A useful resource using available technology.

#edtech #conservation #moths #education #biology #pinterest___

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2015-12-26 19:33:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

A plugin to render Emoji unicode characters into the appropriate image.

A plugin to render Emoji unicode characters into the appropriate image.___

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2015-12-08 18:13:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Why did we build +Known? What have we achieved so far, and where do we want to be? Here's an end-of-year summary of what we've done so far, and where we're headed.

#opensource #edtech #indieweb  

Why did we build +Known? What have we achieved so far, and where do we want to be? Here's an end-of-year summary of what we've done so far, and where we're headed.

#opensource #edtech #indieweb  ___

2015-11-17 22:34:36 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

If Google+ is really going to become a community platform, I think that is a really sensible direction. Think about Google Groups, and think about how little communities online have evolved over the last 15 years. Will be interesting to see.

If Google+ is really going to become a community platform, I think that is a really sensible direction. Think about Google Groups, and think about how little communities online have evolved over the last 15 years. Will be interesting to see.___

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2015-11-07 23:30:25 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Open source software has a money problem. I wrote this piece after 18 months of working full-time on an open source business. I'd love to hear your feedback.

#opensource #startups #business #businessmodels  

Open source software has a money problem. I wrote this piece after 18 months of working full-time on an open source business. I'd love to hear your feedback.

#opensource #startups #business #businessmodels  ___

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2015-10-19 18:36:08 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I wrote this piece in response to the #volkswagen scandal a few weeks ago, in support of ideas Eben Moglen put forward. It's insane that we test automobile hardware for safety, but can't inspect the code.

#opensource #automotive #cars #safety  

I wrote this piece in response to the #volkswagen scandal a few weeks ago, in support of ideas Eben Moglen put forward. It's insane that we test automobile hardware for safety, but can't inspect the code.

#opensource #automotive #cars #safety  ___

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2015-10-14 00:40:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Pretty excited to include #AMP  support - +Known is one of the very first platforms to ship it.

As always, you can get the latest version of Known from: https://withknown.com/opensource

We've also got a fantastic managed service at https://withknown.com/pro

We're excited to release Known 0.8.5, with better #indieweb  and #micropub  support, as well as support for #AMP.

#opensource   #cms   #google  #mobile #edtech  ___Pretty excited to include #AMP  support - +Known is one of the very first platforms to ship it.

As always, you can get the latest version of Known from: https://withknown.com/opensource

We've also got a fantastic managed service at https://withknown.com/pro

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2015-10-10 16:34:34 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

+Jim Groom describes an awesome project +Known is working on with +Reclaim Hosting: creating a personal, social interface to web hosting at +Brigham Young University. We think the potential is huge across #education .

#edtech #indieweb  

+Jim Groom describes an awesome project +Known is working on with +Reclaim Hosting: creating a personal, social interface to web hosting at +Brigham Young University. We think the potential is huge across #education .

#edtech #indieweb  ___

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2015-09-14 19:02:17 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Social streams used to be how we discovered content on web pages. Now the content lives in the stream too.

#socialmedia #ecommerce #google #facebook  

Social streams used to be how we discovered content on web pages. Now the content lives in the stream too.

#socialmedia #ecommerce #google #facebook  ___

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2015-09-06 01:04:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I have a lot of discussions with developers about #startuplife  - and sometimes uncover assumptions that are dead wrong. I put together some things I've learned both as a CTO and a CEO.

#startup   #business   #startuptips  

I have a lot of discussions with developers about #startuplife  - and sometimes uncover assumptions that are dead wrong. I put together some things I've learned both as a CTO and a CEO.

#startup   #business   #startuptips  ___

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2015-09-01 15:35:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

#Advertising  is in decline, and #Apple  is about to hasten its demise by allowing ads to be blocked in #iOS. Meanwhile, YouTube is experimenting with subscriptions. Is that what's next?

#business   #media   #socbiz   #startups  

#Advertising  is in decline, and #Apple  is about to hasten its demise by allowing ads to be blocked in #iOS. Meanwhile, YouTube is experimenting with subscriptions. Is that what's next?

#business   #media   #socbiz   #startups  ___

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2015-08-26 17:08:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Okay, so I kind of used a weird photo. But this is an important set of features for #enterprise users, and I'm excited to share them.

Known provides #enterprise social discussion spaces when you need them - whether on your servers or on ours.

#enterprisesocial  ___Okay, so I kind of used a weird photo. But this is an important set of features for #enterprise users, and I'm excited to share them.

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2015-08-22 19:24:17 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I'm excited about these features, which make +Known particularly useful for higher education.

#edtech #edtechchat

Easy integration with your #LMS  allows Known to be the perfect social discussion platform for your classes.

#edtech   #edtechchat   #education  ___I'm excited about these features, which make +Known particularly useful for higher education.

#edtech #edtechchat

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2015-08-16 23:37:30 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Some thoughts about what it would take to create sustainable educational software that genuinely supported teaching.

#edtech #highered #education #technology #highered  

Some thoughts about what it would take to create sustainable educational software that genuinely supported teaching.

#edtech #highered #education #technology #highered  ___

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2015-07-21 22:44:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

This release contains lots of features that have been in the works for a long time. It's nice to have it out there.

We released Known 0.8 this morning. New features include a whole new interface framework, per-post privacy controls and internationalized hashtags. We're very proud of it.

#opensource #indieweb #known #release #blogging  ___This release contains lots of features that have been in the works for a long time. It's nice to have it out there.

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2015-07-19 22:09:49 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Right now, it's impossible for a business to #opensource its core product. I'm interested in finding ways to retain all the benefits of being open, while also making a profit in a scalable way.

#startups #business #revenue #freesoftware  

Right now, it's impossible for a business to #opensource its core product. I'm interested in finding ways to retain all the benefits of being open, while also making a profit in a scalable way.

#startups #business #revenue #freesoftware  ___

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2015-07-09 00:18:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

We interviewed #podcast listeners to learn more about their habits. It blew away many of our assumptions.

#podcasting #userresearch #research #radio  

We interviewed #podcast listeners to learn more about their habits. It blew away many of our assumptions.

#podcasting #userresearch #research #radio  ___

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2015-07-07 19:09:35 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

We've been doing a lot of research on #podcast listening. +Erin Richey summarizes what you need to know - and you may find some of the statistics  surprising.

#podcasting #audio  

Who listens to podcasts and audiobooks? New data from our survey of audio consumers.___We've been doing a lot of research on #podcast listening. +Erin Richey summarizes what you need to know - and you may find some of the statistics  surprising.

#podcasting #audio  

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2015-07-03 13:52:46 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

We're talking to a lot of campuses right now about giving every learner - and educator! - a space to reflect, to share and to archive their work.

#education #edtech #edtechchat #teaching #elearning

We're talking to a lot of campuses right now about giving every learner - and educator! - a space to reflect, to share and to archive their work.

#education #edtech #edtechchat #teaching #elearning___

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2015-06-16 20:23:15 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

We made a video about how to use +Known, our #opensource  publishing platform. You can host it yourself on your own server, or you can run it from our free service at https://withknown.com/

#indieweb   #blogging   #socialmedia  

We made a video about how to use +Known, our #opensource  publishing platform. You can host it yourself on your own server, or you can run it from our free service at https://withknown.com/

#indieweb   #blogging   #socialmedia  ___

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2015-06-15 15:23:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

This open source keyboard - and the team behind it - is awesome. I just backed it.

#opensource #keyboard #hardware #opensourcehardware  

This open source keyboard - and the team behind it - is awesome. I just backed it.

#opensource #keyboard #hardware #opensourcehardware  ___

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2015-05-28 06:14:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

We're working with organizations to make short-term social web apps for events, classes and campaigns. We created +Known (and I co-founded Elgg), but the apps we build are bespoke for you. I'd love your feedback on our approach - and to answer any questions you might have.

#webdevelopment   #webservices   #opensource   #elgg  

We're working with organizations to make short-term social web apps for events, classes and campaigns. We created +Known (and I co-founded Elgg), but the apps we build are bespoke for you. I'd love your feedback on our approach - and to answer any questions you might have.

#webdevelopment   #webservices   #opensource   #elgg  ___

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2015-04-10 23:03:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

We created a new, easier way for +Known self-hosters to send the content they publish to social media. (And we're working on a version for +WordPress, too.)

#opensource #socialmedia #indieweb #wordpress #known  

We created a new, easier way for +Known self-hosters to send the content they publish to social media. (And we're working on a version for +WordPress, too.)

#opensource #socialmedia #indieweb #wordpress #known  ___

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2015-04-07 18:16:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The Internet is changing the world. Traditional demographics no longer make sense. Business has adapted - will politics catch up?

#culture #marketing #politics #immigration  

The Internet is changing the world. Traditional demographics no longer make sense. Business has adapted - will politics catch up?

#culture #marketing #politics #immigration  ___

2015-03-25 19:08:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to another great conversation with the +Known community!

Join us for an open conversation about Known, its features and community. Learn about what's new in the platform, and bring your questions and ideas!

#opensource   #indieweb   #publishing   #blogging  ___Looking forward to another great conversation with the +Known community!

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2015-03-24 17:47:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

News organizations need to be pragmatic about audience, but publishing on your own site is important. We built Known to help people get the best of both worlds: publish on your own site, but syndicate everywhere.

#indieweb #opensource #publishing #news  

Social networks are great for distribution, but you should always own your own content. Get started for free.

#socialmedia #publishing #opensource  ___News organizations need to be pragmatic about audience, but publishing on your own site is important. We built Known to help people get the best of both worlds: publish on your own site, but syndicate everywhere.

#indieweb #opensource #publishing #news  

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2015-03-20 23:10:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I wrote up some thoughts on running a startup based on an open source product. I'd love your feedback!

#opensource #startup #businessmodel  

I wrote up some thoughts on running a startup based on an open source product. I'd love your feedback!

#opensource #startup #businessmodel  ___

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2015-03-14 21:22:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I wrote a slightly contentious piece on how SSL/TLS needs to be improved if we're going to see mass adoption of secure websites.

#webdevelopment #ssl #security  

I wrote a slightly contentious piece on how SSL/TLS needs to be improved if we're going to see mass adoption of secure websites.

#webdevelopment #ssl #security  ___

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2015-03-05 19:58:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

This is an important new chapter in our company. We're really proud of this product. I hope you like it too.

#startups #socialmedia #opensource  

We're excited to introduce you to Known Pro: the best way to reach your audience from a single platform.

#socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #opensource #indieweb  ___This is an important new chapter in our company. We're really proud of this product. I hope you like it too.

#startups #socialmedia #opensource  

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2015-03-02 01:12:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

We think the new Known for Education is a great solution for class groups.

#edtech #education #community #indieweb  

We think the new Known for Education is a great solution for class groups.

#edtech #education #community #indieweb  ___

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2015-02-22 20:27:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

This is a hard job! Here are a few unfiltered thoughts on being an early-stage startup founder.

tldr: don't eat the string cheese.

#startups #entrepreneurship #founder  

This is a hard job! Here are a few unfiltered thoughts on being an early-stage startup founder.

tldr: don't eat the string cheese.

#startups #entrepreneurship #founder  ___

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2015-02-21 03:27:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

We put together a collection of simple #javascript libraries that allow you to be a better storyteller on your own website. From juxtaposed images and inline audio to highlighted source code and beautiful mathematical formulae, I think these are pretty cool.

#opensource #webdesign  

We put together a collection of simple #javascript libraries that allow you to be a better storyteller on your own website. From juxtaposed images and inline audio to highlighted source code and beautiful mathematical formulae, I think these are pretty cool.

#opensource #webdesign  ___

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2015-02-13 08:25:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

We built +Known to be a framework you can use for your own applications. I'm pretty proud of some of the underlying tech; here's why.

#PHP #webdevelopment #opensource  

We built +Known to be a framework you can use for your own applications. I'm pretty proud of some of the underlying tech; here's why.

#PHP #webdevelopment #opensource  ___

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2015-02-11 11:04:02 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

We made a kickass blogging tool that loves mobile and lets you cross-post across social networks. You should try it.

#opensource #blogging #socialmediamarketing  

We made a kickass blogging tool that loves mobile and lets you cross-post across social networks. You should try it.

#opensource #blogging #socialmediamarketing  ___

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2014-12-01 04:23:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Some thoughts on Flickr, Creative Commons, and what it means to give users control.

Some thoughts on Flickr, Creative Commons, and what it means to give users control.___

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2014-11-18 02:06:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

A bit of fun from team +Known. This is how we work!

A bit of fun from team +Known. This is how we work!___

2014-11-18 00:49:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Join us on Thursday at 11am PST!

Get your questions about Known answered. Ben and I will answer any questions that people have.  We'll also share some details about what we're working on right now, and what's coming soon for Known.___Join us on Thursday at 11am PST!

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2014-11-17 19:08:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Skip to 3:08 for some high quality future-facing thought from a VP at Blockbuster.

Skip to 3:08 for some high quality future-facing thought from a VP at Blockbuster.___

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2014-11-14 23:36:53 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Some lessons learned after a decade working on Elgg and Known.

#opensource #development #design  

Some lessons learned after a decade working on Elgg and Known.

#opensource #development #design  ___

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2014-11-07 20:20:57 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

We're excited about +Known Pro. Use your own domain name to publish to +Google+ Pages, Facebook Pages, Slack, LinkedIn, and more.

We're preselling it at a discount for a limited time.

#socialmedia #indieweb #startups #opensource  

We're excited about +Known Pro. Use your own domain name to publish to +Google+ Pages, Facebook Pages, Slack, LinkedIn, and more.

We're preselling it at a discount for a limited time.

#socialmedia #indieweb #startups #opensource  ___

2014-11-02 23:46:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

I have three Google Apps accounts. There's no reason in the world why I should have three Google+ profiles. Why can't I make one primary?

I have three Google Apps accounts. There's no reason in the world why I should have three Google+ profiles. Why can't I make one primary?___

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2014-11-02 23:44:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

An experiment. #podcasts #podcastsunday  

An experiment. #podcasts #podcastsunday  ___

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2014-08-20 00:13:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Some thoughts on Twitter, filter bubbles, and social subscription apps vs media companies.

Some thoughts on Twitter, filter bubbles, and social subscription apps vs media companies.___

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2014-08-19 00:04:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

"A personal learning environment for the connected student."

#indieweb #edtech #education #personallearningenvironment  

"A personal learning environment for the connected student."

#indieweb #edtech #education #personallearningenvironment  ___

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2014-08-15 19:37:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"[+Known is] everything I have learned to love about Tumblr, with the bonus of being open source and designed to capture a distributed network." Awesome!

#edtech #indieweb

"[+Known is] everything I have learned to love about Tumblr, with the bonus of being open source and designed to capture a distributed network." Awesome!

#edtech #indieweb___

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2014-08-10 20:21:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

It's fun to be back in  #elearning  - and it turns out that +Known works incredibly well as a Personal Learning Environment.

We're excited to offer services for educators. Known empowers students and teachers easily share content and discuss projects from their own Personal Learning Environment, empowered with #indieweb  technologies

#edtech    #ple   #lms  ___It's fun to be back in  #elearning  - and it turns out that +Known works incredibly well as a Personal Learning Environment.

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2014-08-05 03:46:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Some thoughts on the adventure in #edtech and #indieweb that links Elgg to +Known, my current project.

Some thoughts on the adventure in #edtech and #indieweb that links Elgg to +Known, my current project.___

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2014-06-20 17:18:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Pulmonary fibrosis is very important to me. Please watch this trailer: http://vimeo.com/95292122 The documentary: http://www.everybreathcountsfilm.com/ #ipf

Pulmonary fibrosis is very important to me. Please watch this trailer: http://vimeo.com/95292122 The documentary: http://www.everybreathcountsfilm.com/ #ipf___

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2014-06-20 16:45:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The #indieweb can help journalists - and we want to talk to as many as we can, to help build a product that makes their lives easier as content gatherers and creators.

The #indieweb can help journalists - and we want to talk to as many as we can, to help build a product that makes their lives easier as content gatherers and creators.___

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