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Brett Lider has been at 3 events

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Google+8,612,278The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034047 
Chris Messina135,716Come 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 17:00:00164 
Google Developers1,680,556Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005067 

Brett Lider has been shared in 126 public circles

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Sharon Caroline3,767Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)Circle by : http://informasidoang.blogspot.com/#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-01 08:28:58501435
Becky Collins19,401Advertising 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 ?2014-12-01 05:03:314922412
Sunny CT1,721Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are in this circle, +1 and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)Optional: Checkout http://www.instagc.com/161602 and let me know your views, although not a compulsion but one's visiting or logging with their accounts on http://www.instagc.com/161602 will be given a special preference for next 5 circles in this week#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-09-10 10:49:245019416
Frank Gainsford39,299A share of this circle within the public space will be appreciated as these are truly a great flock of influential and helpful folk, and the more places their profiles are found, the better the GOOGLESPHERE will become.A circle of people who are known and trusted for their advice and help in getting things done here in the Google sphere.If you are stuck and need some advice this is the team that can help you solve your problem.  These folk are all friendly, and active within the PLUSOSPHEREAdd this circle to your profile for a bunch of friendly and helpful advice on ALL THINGS GOOGLE with a very clear and distinct flavor of Google plus as the best social media platform to use for either social or business.PS you will not be added to this circle unless I have made personal use of a tip or advice that you have offered within your personal or business profile.  this is not a free for all circle, but a curated circle of those who have helped me, either knowingly or unknowingly with their  public posts being the source of the help I used.2014-08-27 11:11:30252224
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Greg Smith7,716Power Marketers CircleMy 1st circle share!2014-08-07 20:46:15500013
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Tim Mi0Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-10 10:21:26501438
John Nuntiatio36,078#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football   #tennis   #golf   #photography   #health   #weightloss  2014-05-10 06:53:53876712
Adam Roberts7,595Here are some cool people to #circle   on #GooglePlus  -  If you want adding to the next shared circle, then please add the circle, comment, share, and +1 the post.    I'll be promoting someones social accounts, every time, I share one of my circles.In this circle, I'm promoting +Jen Schubert, Jen is a lego engineer in the STEM world, she teaches kids how to do cool stuff with lego :-)Please, follow all of her social accounts.Twitter:      https://twitter.com/sillyauntjenFacebook: https://facebook.com/sillyauntjenPinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sillyauntjenGoogle+:   +Jen Schubert  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles +Shared Circles +Share Your Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Circle Distribution +Team Circle Share +Share My Circle 2014-05-06 09:51:20153649
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
Sinta Riani345This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your site.Thank you #vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+2014-04-14 05:52:07500425
Correa Mirti0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-12 10:20:445016010
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Константин Вишневский44,825Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow2014-02-12 15:12:36462483276
Mikhail Petrovsky64,592Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-07 07:45:58497543383
Mikhail Petrovsky76,199Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:21:34499531881
Mikhail Petrovsky61,999Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-14 04:50:25498451577
Artur Mashnich43,991A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-11 14:37:57478411671
Mikhail Petrovsky61,336Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-09 04:51:54498392268
Mikhail Petrovsky59,714This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:29:4447830959
Mikhail Petrovsky73,777This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:02:20500341261
Константин Вишневский39,554Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!2013-12-29 06:03:17464422473
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
Justin Hart6,912Justin's Circle Share....quick circle I put together of people that engage and provide content to keep your circles humming! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-17 03:07:5650011923
David Leonhardt2,546Resharing the Engagers VI: Christmas edition by +Markos Giannopoulos1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 19:39:07340109
Markos Giannopoulos13,655Engagers VI: Christmas edition // It's a festive season so my monthly "round-up & thank you" circle is on the right mood!First some stats on people who engaged me (gathered via +Circloscope) and on my posts (tracked by +CircleCount):September: 620 plussers, 93 commentators and 86 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 745 +1s, 74 re-shares and 117 comments October: 395 plussers, 33 commentators and 39 sharers on 43 posts for a total of 1057 +1s, 80 re-shares and 165 comments November: 616 plussers, 114 commentators and 176 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 1109 +1s, 234 re-shares and 227 commentsA great month fuelled by two posts: 6+1 WordPress initial-setup plugins  (http://bit.ly/1bKXVgX 359 +1s, 59 comments, 183 re-shares) and Ode à Eiffel (http://bit.ly/1heptNZ 46 +1s, 4 comments, 5 re-shares). If I wanted to get "analytical" about it, it was two posts with some decent value (helpful list of plugins in one case on a every-day issue for a WordPress developer and an album of 18 original photos of night Paris on the other) :) So on to the circle: the formula for this month is - Plussers who are on over 3 engagers circles (so basically who have engaged with me in previous months as well this one)  - Sharers and commentators - A few kind highly-engaging people who have shared original circles including me. - People with over 300 in G+'s "relevance score" (as reported by +Circloscope), e.g. the people Google considers that I interact more and post similar content to mine (or of my interest)All in all, this came to a healthy group of 340 content creators and real engagers interested in technology and photography. Feel free to add them! As usual, stats and circle creation for this post were only made possible thanks to +CircleCount and +Circloscope. #engagers   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circleversary #milestone #googleplus #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-12-16 17:49:57340441178
Vladimir Samsonov23,289Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-05 12:35:51501533078
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910046117
Константин Вишневский35,785Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-24 15:07:31464412067
Daniel Cesar2,634WEDNESDAY circle distribution of very important people.Add and share if you want to be included next time.I appreciate newbies and their reshares.2013-09-25 12:29:4948691315
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
John Keith0Please share my #sharedcircles  in my Google+. #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplus   #paintingart  2013-07-09 04:05:02500101
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412
John Thomas6,407Circle 3 of 3 - 21st Century Educators on Google Plus This is the third of three Google+ education circles I'm sharing today. It includes many teachers who integrate technology into their daily classroom practice.#connectededucators #sharedcircle2013-04-22 05:04:22353101
Matthew Shuey1,220Creative People On Google+Meet interesting creative people on Google+From Radio Show Hosts, We Developers, Graphic Artists, Artists and Bloggers, this shared circle has some very interesting and engaging content.Feel free to add and share! #webdesign #graphicdesign #artist #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-13 04:24:23500426
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499403744
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315

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2014-11-26 09:03:17 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Sobering 

Most reshares: 24

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2014-12-04 22:50:48 (3 comments, 24 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU

Most plusones: 146

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2014-12-04 22:50:48 (3 comments, 24 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU

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2014-12-22 03:56:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This article does an excellent job of explaining an important idea of economics. Say there's a shortage of something that people want, such as water. There are two basic ways to allocate it: using market mechanisms, by raising the price of the scarce good, or using control mechanisms, by saying "OK, everyone gets this much, and that's it." 

You often hear it said that "markets are efficient," and that's true: market mechanisms allocate resources far more efficiently than control mechanisms. (In control mechanisms, some people get more than they want, some people get less than they want, and nobody can trade, so pretty much everyone ends up unhappy.) However, there's another side to this, which is fairly obvious if you think about it: if you try to distribute water by raising its price, then the poor have to cut down on their usage, but the rich, for whom the... more »

This article does an excellent job of explaining an important idea of economics. Say there's a shortage of something that people want, such as water. There are two basic ways to allocate it: using market mechanisms, by raising the price of the scarce good, or using control mechanisms, by saying "OK, everyone gets this much, and that's it." 

You often hear it said that "markets are efficient," and that's true: market mechanisms allocate resources far more efficiently than control mechanisms. (In control mechanisms, some people get more than they want, some people get less than they want, and nobody can trade, so pretty much everyone ends up unhappy.) However, there's another side to this, which is fairly obvious if you think about it: if you try to distribute water by raising its price, then the poor have to cut down on their usage, but the rich, for whom the change in price matters less, don't. 

The reason for this is what's called the "declining marginal utility of money" -- that is, if you have a million dollars, $100 is no big deal, but if you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, the same $100 means rather a lot. 

In particular, markets are very efficient at distributing dollars and water, using the principle that how much people are willing to spend on something is a good indicator of how much they want it -- but when the dollars themselves aren't distributed uniformly, they can be very bad at distributing happiness (or to be technical, what economists call "utility") and water. 

What this means in practice is that price-based distribution systems work well in highly equal societies, but increasingly poorly in unequal societies. What this means is that in an unequal society, you're stuck with two lousy options for distributing resources, pricing and control, neither of which efficiently distribute resources. Reducing that inequality increases the efficiency of markets. (Which, as any economist will tell you, ends up making everybody richer -- inefficiencies are resources which we simply lose to stupidity)___

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2014-12-21 01:26:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Geometric Desk Cast from Molten Pewter on a Beach by Max Lamb

http://homeli.co.uk/geometric-desk-cast-from-molten-pewter-on-a-beach-by-max-lamb/

Geometric Desk Cast from Molten Pewter on a Beach by Max Lamb

http://homeli.co.uk/geometric-desk-cast-from-molten-pewter-on-a-beach-by-max-lamb/___

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2014-12-20 00:58:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

+RunKeeper  has just added support for tracking your runs on Android Wear without the need to bring your phone along. Sweet!

The news: venturebeat.com/2014/12/19/runkeeper-adds-phone-free-gps-and-headphone-heart-rate-monitor-support/
The app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro
The watch: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=sony_smartwatch_3_black

+RunKeeper  has just added support for tracking your runs on Android Wear without the need to bring your phone along. Sweet!

The news: venturebeat.com/2014/12/19/runkeeper-adds-phone-free-gps-and-headphone-heart-rate-monitor-support/
The app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro
The watch: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=sony_smartwatch_3_black___

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2014-12-18 22:20:38 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Whatever is happening at these supplier factories and mines is most likely happening for other OEMs. Regardless, this scrutiny is justified and should be extended to other OEMs as well.

Whatever is happening at these supplier factories and mines is most likely happening for other OEMs. Regardless, this scrutiny is justified and should be extended to other OEMs as well.___

2014-12-16 15:38:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This: Uber does something nice in response to surge pricing caused by an extremist act and they catch nothing but flack for it. That's a new low for their public image.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/uber-surge-sydney

This: Uber does something nice in response to surge pricing caused by an extremist act and they catch nothing but flack for it. That's a new low for their public image.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/uber-surge-sydney___

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2014-12-16 02:36:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is ridiculously catchy. Also, I'm suddenly thirsty.

people of earth - just dropped a new songification with newscasters, congressional dancing, and gorillas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_4bCpuELMw&list=PL736C3116AD309B58___This is ridiculously catchy. Also, I'm suddenly thirsty.

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2014-12-16 02:33:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Reference-getting was definitely lower than 93% but hopefully not too much worse. Nice survey of filmmakers :)

SO GOOD. 

now time to to dive into a wikipedia wormhole to crank my reference understanding from 93% to 100%___Reference-getting was definitely lower than 93% but hopefully not too much worse. Nice survey of filmmakers :)

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2014-12-10 19:26:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I really hate the black bloc. I hope the Oakland and Berkeley police departments make it their mission to find and prosecute these criminals.

That said, street protests are a blunt tool for social change and subject to being co-opted by violent elements. The protest organizers should seriously consider more targeted events like die-ins and the recent BART protest that exclude the black bloc elements by design.

I really hate the black bloc. I hope the Oakland and Berkeley police departments make it their mission to find and prosecute these criminals.

That said, street protests are a blunt tool for social change and subject to being co-opted by violent elements. The protest organizers should seriously consider more targeted events like die-ins and the recent BART protest that exclude the black bloc elements by design.___

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2014-12-10 18:04:26 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Android Wear: now with official support for downloading, designing, and developing your own watch faces. We know you all have wanted this since Android Wear was first released back in June and its now ready.

Android Wear: now with official support for downloading, designing, and developing your own watch faces. We know you all have wanted this since Android Wear was first released back in June and its now ready.___

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2014-12-10 17:14:46 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next fewdays.

Many thanks to the ... more »

For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!___

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2014-12-06 20:57:29 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Finally got around to reading this. So much fun.

Finally got around to reading this. So much fun.___

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2014-12-04 22:56:09 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I'll stop posting Dinosaur Comics as soon as they stop being jaw-droppingly hilarious & insightful

I'll stop posting Dinosaur Comics as soon as they stop being jaw-droppingly hilarious & insightful___

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2014-12-04 22:50:48 (3 comments, 24 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU___

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2014-12-04 02:35:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"We're going for the MOST TRUTH across time and space."

"We're going for the MOST TRUTH across time and space."___

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2014-12-03 18:35:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Some kind words for Google's suite of photo saving and sharing services by +Rick Klau, including a lot of advice for how best to take advantage of them. I was proud to cofound one of these services, Google+ Stories, along with +Joseph Smarr and others.

Some kind words for Google's suite of photo saving and sharing services by +Rick Klau, including a lot of advice for how best to take advantage of them. I was proud to cofound one of these services, Google+ Stories, along with +Joseph Smarr and others.___

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2014-12-02 15:59:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Bobby Seale’s 1969 ballot Measure, “Community Control of Police,” must be creatively reiterated and institutionalized in cities across the USA. Such a community control would include required courses for all police officers, with special six credit hours of courses on all the people’s constitutional democratic civil human rights at community colleges and universities. All police officers must complete these courses along with mandatory psychological examinations.

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4th 1968, more than four hundred riots broke out all across the United States for several weeks. At that time in 1968, I, Bobby Seale, kept Oakland, California quiet. No rioting. And later in North Richmond, California, I went out with my Black Panthers and we peacefully stopped a riot in that North Richmond, California African American community. It was front page news. Ofcourse ... more »

Bobby Seale’s 1969 ballot Measure, “Community Control of Police,” must be creatively reiterated and institutionalized in cities across the USA. Such a community control would include required courses for all police officers, with special six credit hours of courses on all the people’s constitutional democratic civil human rights at community colleges and universities. All police officers must complete these courses along with mandatory psychological examinations.

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4th 1968, more than four hundred riots broke out all across the United States for several weeks. At that time in 1968, I, Bobby Seale, kept Oakland, California quiet. No rioting. And later in North Richmond, California, I went out with my Black Panthers and we peacefully stopped a riot in that North Richmond, California African American community. It was front page news. Of course the people knew me because in 1965, when I had set up a Youth Jobs program (for one hundred youths) in that same North Richmond community, I was given a proclamation by the city government for that Program.

With the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown, some protesters took their outrage to the streets in Ferguson, as they did across the USA and in London England. The death of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, -- and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him -- are symbolic of perpetual racial injustice in America today.

From Michael Brown, who was killed by the Ferguson police, to Trayvon Martin who was killed by a Florida man who was later acquitted of murder, from Oscar Grant who was murdered in Oakland, California while lying on the ground with his hands behind his back in a subway station when an officer pulled out his weapon and shot him in the back, to Eric Garner who was strangled in an illegal choke hold by police while struggling to breathe and asking for help, these incidents seem to me endemic of an oppressive mind-set in police and law enforcement agencies.

People across the country have taken their voice to the streets with more than 170 protests springing up across the country in response to the Grand Jury’s decision. We have even seen protests in Canada, and in London, which began at the U.S. Embassy.

In the US, we need to move beyond the protests and organize a nationwide political movement that can campaign for greater constitutional democratic community control of police. Working with different organizations and groups, crossing all racial and ethnic lines, our campaign needs to get enough ballot signatures in each CITY/Community to put a Community Control of Police referendum or measures on the ballot. Rather than the appointment of a police chief, the referendum should call for a tri-level body of police commissioners to be duly elected by the people of each community.  In the 1969 Measure, it called for three community review boards with not less than five members duly elected to each of the three community board members. These review boards had the investigative power to review questionable police shootings, undue, unnecessary force and community complaints. If the board found in their investigation unnecessary force was used or complaints more than credible, then the people’s voice would be heard.
With this method of community control of police, we added a broader framework above and beyond the police internal affairs, i.e., police investigating police. By having duly elected members as a people’s investigative body, from there they can recommend legal action to be taken against any specific policeman violating the law.

All Power To All The People!

Bobby Seale,
Founding Chairman & National Organizer
of the Black Panther Party (1962-1974)  
 
Speaking Across America.

Website: http://bobbyseale.com/
 
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#ferguson #fergusonmissouri #michaelbrown #mikebrown #blackpanthers #blackpantherparty #bobbyseale

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2014-12-02 07:04:33 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Prudent planning to make BART more reliable and service already dense areas.

Prudent planning to make BART more reliable and service already dense areas.___

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2014-12-01 07:51:48 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Comedian and social critic Chris Rock in a recent interview:

"When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before. [...] So, to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. [...] [M]y kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicerwhite people.... more »

Comedian and social critic Chris Rock in a recent interview:

"When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before. [...] So, to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. [...] [M]y kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people."

Via +Jon Wiley ___

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2014-11-28 20:31:37 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The +The Bold Italic​ has just published +Alexandra Kenin​'s article about San Francisco's five dirt roads. Yes, you read that right: SF has actual city streets that are as rural as any out in the country.

(I may have helped a bit with this piece.)

The +The Bold Italic​ has just published +Alexandra Kenin​'s article about San Francisco's five dirt roads. Yes, you read that right: SF has actual city streets that are as rural as any out in the country.

(I may have helped a bit with this piece.)___

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2014-11-28 00:26:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I love how the leaves change all sorts of red, orange, and yellow each November, it’s so pretty. However, it is starting to get a little chilly north of the Equator!

I love how the leaves change all sorts of red, orange, and yellow each November, it’s so pretty. However, it is starting to get a little chilly north of the Equator!___

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2014-11-27 16:39:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

“our results point to the largely unexplored opportunity of using the cold darkness of the Universe as a fundamental renewable thermodynamic resource for improving energy efficiency here on Earth."

LOL

“our results point to the largely unexplored opportunity of using the cold darkness of the Universe as a fundamental renewable thermodynamic resource for improving energy efficiency here on Earth."

LOL___

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2014-11-27 06:38:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Did you grow up in the 70s or 80s or watch a lot of TV from that era? This bizarre video is for you.

Did you grow up in the 70s or 80s or watch a lot of TV from that era? This bizarre video is for you.___

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2014-11-26 09:03:17 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Sobering 

Sobering ___

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2014-11-25 16:08:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Some explanatory context about the lack of an indictment in Ferguson: while grand juries are nominally one of the checks on executive power, with the prosecutors only able to indict someone if they can convince a grand jury, this hasn't really been the case in decades, if ever. In the famous words of Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, district attornies have so much influence over grand juries that they could get them to "indict a ham sandwich" if they wanted.

This is because grand jury proceedings are rather one-sided: there is generally no judge involved, nor any defense, but rather the prosecutor simply presents whatever evidence he or she chooses, and has to convince the grand jury that there is "probable cause" that the person committed a crime, i.e. that a reasonable (ordinary) jury could conceivably convict. If this seems like a... more »

Some explanatory context about the lack of an indictment in Ferguson: while grand juries are nominally one of the checks on executive power, with the prosecutors only able to indict someone if they can convince a grand jury, this hasn't really been the case in decades, if ever. In the famous words of Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, district attornies have so much influence over grand juries that they could get them to "indict a ham sandwich" if they wanted.

This is because grand jury proceedings are rather one-sided: there is generally no judge involved, nor any defense, but rather the prosecutor simply presents whatever evidence he or she chooses, and has to convince the grand jury that there is "probable cause" that the person committed a crime, i.e. that a reasonable (ordinary) jury could conceivably convict. If this seems like a rather low bar to you, you're right: quite a few people have argued that grand juries are a complete waste of time, and only half of US states still use them. (The federal government is required to by the fifth amendment; no common-law jurisdiction outside the US still bothers)

In those places which still use them, their main remaining function is to provide plausible deniability to prosecutors who don't wish to pursue a case: just like you could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich by only showing one story, you could get a grand jury to refuse to indict Freddy Krueger by showing them enough evidence to make the legitimacy of the state's case unclear.

That's not a common use for grand juries -- prosecutors generally have better things to do with their time than look for plausible deniability. (In the federal courts in 2010, for example, grand juries refused to indict 11 times, out of about 162,000 cases. Given that a prosecutor can generally guess when they don't even have a good enough case to indict, you can assume that those eleven each decided to have the grand jury be the one to say no, instead of them, for a reason)

What this means is that when you're trying to interpret the news and understand what a grand jury verdict means, you can basically take it to be a summary of the prosecutor's decision to prosecute or not to prosecute the case, rather than the verdict of an independent panel. 

(The analysis below notes that, in high-profile cases, there's another important reason that a grand jury may not indict, which is that the prosecutor feels that the case isn't strong enough to actually push through, but nonetheless feels political pressure to try anyway. That's not likely to be the case with today's news, as county prosecutor Bob McCulloch took the rather unusual step of having Darren Wilson, the prospective defendant, testify before the grand jury for several hours. Prosecutors who actually want an indictment generally don't invite the defendant to give their side of the story at length, as this is not considered conducive to getting the desired variety of ham sandwich. So it's fairly safe to read today's headline as "McCulloch decides not to prosecute Wilson," and interpret that as you will.)

If you want to read about the grand jury system in the US, as good a place to start as any is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_juries_in_the_United_States___

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2014-11-25 14:59:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-24 21:45:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Prudent and long-term thinking: great to see this from my city government.

Prudent and long-term thinking: great to see this from my city government.___

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2014-11-22 23:54:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

AI, soon to be providing you with daily chair-in-the-sky moments.

AI, soon to be providing you with daily chair-in-the-sky moments.___

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2014-11-22 22:44:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! 

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! ___

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2014-11-18 05:37:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

All the videos from the  #FORMSF14  sessions are on this playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIKAdUSJXLXHNAXkTTZzXolW

See the best and most exciting moments from #FORMSF14 : http://goo.gl/f6EZxu___All the videos from the  #FORMSF14  sessions are on this playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIKAdUSJXLXHNAXkTTZzXolW

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2014-11-17 00:04:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Some of my best work colleagues have been born in other countries and faced challenges in being allowed to work in the US. I hope this is the start of making this better and easier. It would be a huge boon to innovation in this country.

Some of my best work colleagues have been born in other countries and faced challenges in being allowed to work in the US. I hope this is the start of making this better and easier. It would be a huge boon to innovation in this country.___

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2014-11-14 06:22:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I'm so happy that this happened.

I'm so happy that this happened.___

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2014-11-13 03:35:39 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Some early signs that the voters of the Bay Area are making good decisions for making housing more affordable while avoiding sprawl.

Some early signs that the voters of the Bay Area are making good decisions for making housing more affordable while avoiding sprawl.___

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2014-11-12 07:20:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The first step in attacking any complex problem is generally to spend some time thinking about why existing solutions haven't worked. In problems that involve a "deep" system, with many layers, the way you often go about that is to watch how the system works from end to end, and look for its specific failure points.

This is most important with problems involving people, and especially with problems involving people in distress. Very often, systems were designed to work correctly in the "nominal case" -- to work correctly when used as intended -- but without sufficient thought to how they would work in edge cases. Unfortunately, dealing with people who are in a heightened emotional state, whether that be from something as minor as their credit card failing to swipe or as major as having just experienced a massive trauma, is entirely a business of edge cases.
... more »

The first step in attacking any complex problem is generally to spend some time thinking about why existing solutions haven't worked. In problems that involve a "deep" system, with many layers, the way you often go about that is to watch how the system works from end to end, and look for its specific failure points.

This is most important with problems involving people, and especially with problems involving people in distress. Very often, systems were designed to work correctly in the "nominal case" -- to work correctly when used as intended -- but without sufficient thought to how they would work in edge cases. Unfortunately, dealing with people who are in a heightened emotional state, whether that be from something as minor as their credit card failing to swipe or as major as having just experienced a massive trauma, is entirely a business of edge cases.

That's why I find the efforts by the Ashland PD to solve the problem of campus rape to be particularly noteworthy. Detective Hull took a very good approach to this problem: looking through the chain of events that goes from a report to an outcome, seeing what went wrong, talking to people who have been through it to find the problems, and then building solutions to specifically address them.

While it's by no means clear that these solutions could scale to a larger environment (this article also interviews people from Brooklyn's Special Victims Unit, who discuss those issues), this represents a lot of extremely positive advances in the way cases are handled. Not only is it having a clear impact on Ashland itself, but the ideas that they have worked out here could prove extremely useful in handling a wide range of other, similar problems.

One of the core patterns that I see in Ashland's system is that it systematically puts control in the hands of the victim: they have the ability to decide if and when they want their report to be escalated from an anonymous tip to a criminal investigation, for example. Similarly, instead of the usual emphasis on grilling the reporter until they can produce a robust timeline of the events, they use what's called "trauma informed interview technique," which focuses on getting individual chunks of experience and sensory information recorded. That information can later be corroborated with other evidence to form the case that you prosecute in front of a jury, but it turns out that it's a hugely different matter to get clear and reliable information out of a traumatized person when you ask questions in a different way.

The result isn't just a higher reporting rate and better prosecutability, but perhaps more importantly, people are finding that coming to the police actually resolves their problems and gives them back a sense of control, after being in a situation which has taken their control away. With or without a prosecution, I think the key lesson is, handling this process right can make a huge difference to the people involved.

This is something that I'm going to be keeping in mind as well when developing systems to deal with people who are in bad situations. Giving people a sense of autonomy and control over their fate, for example, is important in its own right. So is letting people tell their story in their way, and not forcing them to put the story into the format most convenient for you. The challenge is often going to be how to balance the resource requirements of this with the practicalities of needing to do such things for a lot of people; that seems like an interesting and difficult challenge, and one worth pursuing.

Via +Jennifer Freeman ___

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2014-11-11 06:41:34 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-09 18:13:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Blown away by the beauty and technical accomplishment of capturing it.

Blown away by the beauty and technical accomplishment of capturing it.___

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2014-11-08 08:20:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is an incredibly interesting and potentially important bit of research. A few years ago, the neural connectome of the worm C. elegans was mapped -- that is, we have a map of all 302 neurons in this worm, and how they're connected to one another and to things like muscles and sense organs. +Timothy Busbice's team used this information to make a simple computer simulation of the worm's neurons. (I'm saying "neurons" instead of "brain" because this worm doesn't actually have a discrete brain; it's a simple enough creature that its neurons are just spread throughout its body) 

They connected their simulation to a simple robot. The worm's "nose touch" sense neurons were connected to a sonar sensor on the robot, so the robot coming within 20cm of an object will give the neurons the signals that a worm would get if it touched something.T... more »

This is an incredibly interesting and potentially important bit of research. A few years ago, the neural connectome of the worm C. elegans was mapped -- that is, we have a map of all 302 neurons in this worm, and how they're connected to one another and to things like muscles and sense organs. +Timothy Busbice's team used this information to make a simple computer simulation of the worm's neurons. (I'm saying "neurons" instead of "brain" because this worm doesn't actually have a discrete brain; it's a simple enough creature that its neurons are just spread throughout its body) 

They connected their simulation to a simple robot. The worm's "nose touch" sense neurons were connected to a sonar sensor on the robot, so the robot coming within 20cm of an object will give the neurons the signals that a worm would get if it touched something. The motor neurons which control the 95 body muscles of the worm were instead hooked up to a computer simulation of the muscles which boils down their actions to simple "squinch left" and "squinch right" motions, which were translated into the motions of two wheels.

When it was wired together and powered up, the robot started to show clear worm-like behaviors, as you can watch in this video (CElegans Neurorobotics): it could sense and avoid simple obstacles and head towards food.

This simulation is currently incredibly crude. The simulation of the neurons themselves, for example, only allows one kind of "connection" between neurons; real neurons can interact in a few ways, chemically, electrically, and so on. One of the team's next tasks is to make that simulation more realistic. Another issue may be to give it a better robotic analogue, so that they can replace (for example) the crude mapping of motor neurons to wheels with a more intricate mapping to actual muscle behaviors and the way real worms move. And of course, there are other kinds of interaction which this doesn't yet capture at all -- for example, the hormone-mediated interactions which connect the neurons to the worm's digestive system.

However, even in its very crude initial state, this research tells us some very important things.

First and foremost, the simple simulation of neurons themselves is enough to mimic basic worm behaviors. This is important because, while we've always theorized that mind and behavior come from our neurons, and not from any additional source, this is the acid test which we've never been able to do before: strip away everything but the neurons, and see if pure neural connections can really explain behavior.

Second, this is a baseline system which can easily be expanded to have all of the additional details which we've been lacking, and C. elegans is a simple enough creature that it's quite feasible to think that we'll be able to map and simulate all of the requisite parts -- not just a crude simulation. We could expect that this system will ultimately grow to be a complete enough simulation that, if it were to fail to mimic any observed behavior of the actual worm, we would have thereby discovered an important part of how biology works which we had not yet mapped. That, in turn, can drive discovery of more mechanisms, and ultimately we expect that we should be able to make a 100% mimic of the worm. If we can't, then there's a major discovery right there.

Most importantly, this sort of simulation allows us to understand the actual workings of biology much more deeply. For example, one thing we already know about the connectome is that it is highly recursive: that is, neural connections loop back on each other extensively. This is different from how we normally build neural nets in AI research, and one of its consequences is that once signals start coming in to the worm's brain, persistent patterns start getting set up in it: things which we can consider to be the precursors of memory and consciousness. 

A simulation allows us to make changes and understand their effects. By adding and removing connections, for example, we can start to learn why the brain is wired the way it is, and what the ways are in which it can fail. (Which can have significant medical consequences!) Likewise, as our simulation of C. elegans becomes more and more sophisticated, we can look at every aspect of biology and how it influences the system as a whole.

Over time, of course, we could even expect to simulate far more complex creatures. Mapping the connectome of more complex creatures -- insects, small mammals, and even humans -- is a work in progress. We are unlikely to be able to map the complete network of all of the biology of a complex creature in the near future, but this work on C. elegans should be able to hint to us which aspects of the biology are most important to map correctly in order to understand the function of mind.

It is not at all out of the question that within the next decade, we will have a meaningful simulation of the mind of a rat or a similarly complex creature. This would be a major work, of course, of a complexity on a par with any of the major scientific efforts of our time, but its impact on our world could be profound -- from the perspective of understanding ourselves, from the perspective of medicine, and even from the perspective of artificial intelligence.

(Or, I suppose, from the perspective of being to upload our brains into computers in a meaningful way, which is certainly an interesting approach to the problem of medicine and extending life.)

The projects in this field, including large individual efforts like the Human Connectome Project (humanconnectomeproject.org), which is trying to map the connectome of the human brain at MRI granularity, and data informatics efforts like the Open Connectome Project (openconnectomeproject.org), which aims to pull together and make available a wide variety of connectome data, are among the most interesting directions in science today. 

h/t +Jeff Dean.___

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2014-11-08 08:14:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Well worth reading, along with All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (http://www.amazon.com/All-Devils-Are-Here-Financial/dp/159184438X)

Holder and his "justice" department's failures as enumerated in this article make up a big piece why the electorate this week repudiated the Democratic party.

Well worth reading, along with All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (http://www.amazon.com/All-Devils-Are-Here-Financial/dp/159184438X)

Holder and his "justice" department's failures as enumerated in this article make up a big piece why the electorate this week repudiated the Democratic party.___

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2014-11-07 03:07:59 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Available today on the +Google Play Store : the LG G Watch R with a fully round circular screen.

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=lg_g_watch_r_black

Available today on the +Google Play Store : the LG G Watch R with a fully round circular screen.

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=lg_g_watch_r_black___

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2014-11-05 18:02:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I'm really proud of +Alexandra Kenin and her business +Urban Hiker SF for being included in the cover story for Ethiad Airways' in-flight magazine this month. Really nice work, Ali.

We are proud to be featured in Ethiad Airways' in-flight magazine this month! Can you say cover story? Woo hoo! Check out the full story here: http://resources.etihadairways.com/etihadairways/images/emagazines/etihad-inflight/#/50/___I'm really proud of +Alexandra Kenin and her business +Urban Hiker SF for being included in the cover story for Ethiad Airways' in-flight magazine this month. Really nice work, Ali.

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2014-11-04 21:27:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Material Design Gets More Material

Only a few weeks ago [1], we published our first significant update to the material design guidelines [2]. We’re not stopping there! Today, we’re addressing even more of the comments and suggestions you’ve provided with another major update to the spec. Check out some of the highlights below and in the blog post.

Links to related Android developer docs. We’ll add more links for Android and Polymer over time.
A new “What is Material?” section that dives deeper into the environment established by material design.
A “What’s New” section so you can always stay aware of latest changes.
• A new section on product icons (launcher icons for Android apps).
• New patterns like the navigation drawer, navigational transitions, scrolling techniques, swipe to refresh, date/timeformats, and errors.
•... more »

Material Design Gets More Material

Only a few weeks ago [1], we published our first significant update to the material design guidelines [2]. We’re not stopping there! Today, we’re addressing even more of the comments and suggestions you’ve provided with another major update to the spec. Check out some of the highlights below and in the blog post.

Links to related Android developer docs. We’ll add more links for Android and Polymer over time.
A new “What is Material?” section that dives deeper into the environment established by material design.
A “What’s New” section so you can always stay aware of latest changes.
• A new section on product icons (launcher icons for Android apps).
• New patterns like the navigation drawer, navigational transitions, scrolling techniques, swipe to refresh, date/time formats, and errors.
• New and updated components including pickers, dialogs, and menus.
• A new usability section on bidirectionality.

For more, check out the blog post linked below. Have suggestions or feedback? Share them in the comments!

[1] First spec update: goo.gl/snZT4v
[2] Material design guidelines: goo.gl/3WijB9___

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2014-11-04 16:37:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

If you live in Palo Alto or Menlo Park or San Francisco, this is a great read with direct recommendations on how to vote today to help ease the housing crisis. Nice work yet again by Techcrunch to approach this topic systematically.

If you live in Palo Alto or Menlo Park or San Francisco, this is a great read with direct recommendations on how to vote today to help ease the housing crisis. Nice work yet again by Techcrunch to approach this topic systematically.___

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2014-11-03 18:40:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Rethinking Google Calendar http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-new-day-for-google-calendar.html

Rethinking Google Calendar http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-new-day-for-google-calendar.html___

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2014-11-03 18:16:33 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A great San Francisco voter's guide from SPUR.

A great San Francisco voter's guide from SPUR.___

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2014-11-02 17:54:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Halloween costumes based on the hilarious Girls' Costume Warehouse parody video. +Alexandra Kenin is "Sexy 1900s Steel Conglomerate Tycoon" and I'm the "And Frog" character. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/V4rUiV_Hh74

Halloween costumes based on the hilarious Girls' Costume Warehouse parody video. +Alexandra Kenin is "Sexy 1900s Steel Conglomerate Tycoon" and I'm the "And Frog" character. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/V4rUiV_Hh74___

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2014-11-01 18:05:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Clever, +Dave Young​, clever.

Any designers looking for a new job? 
We're giving an Eames Chair to our next design hire...
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/fuo/4741355714.html  :)

Backstory:

I was having dinner with some friends trading stories about how hard it is to find and hire designers these days...

One person told a story about how recently when a designer arrived to pick up a bed she was selling on craigslist she tried to pitch him on joining her company and so I thought... what are designers looking for on craigslist in SF.  ;)___Clever, +Dave Young​, clever.

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2014-11-01 02:14:06 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The woman featured in Android Wear product shots decided to make it her Halloween costume this year. Too funny. https://twitter.com/maliceyang/status/528346925980848128?s=09

The woman featured in Android Wear product shots decided to make it her Halloween costume this year. Too funny. https://twitter.com/maliceyang/status/528346925980848128?s=09___

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2014-10-31 06:57:57 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

GamerGate Hitler. Many LOL moments here.

GamerGate Hitler. Many LOL moments here.___

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2014-10-31 06:57:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hulk takes on GamerGate as well as the other dark voids of human existence. A good and long read.

Hulk takes on GamerGate as well as the other dark voids of human existence. A good and long read.___

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2014-10-29 23:15:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What a mixed up world: middle of the road Mayor Ed Lee is now considered too right and too business-friendly for some of San Francisco's political establishment. 

What a mixed up world: middle of the road Mayor Ed Lee is now considered too right and too business-friendly for some of San Francisco's political establishment. ___

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2014-10-29 16:13:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is a pretty great find.

This is a pretty great find.___

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