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Brett Lider has been at 3 events

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Google+10,137,858The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033898  
Chris Messina177,456*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 17:00:00164  
Google Developers2,035,953Google 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 23:00:005061  

Brett Lider has been shared in 131 public circles

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Shai Mashiach0Platinum PlusThis circle contains people who are very active on Google+.  Share a circle with meIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circles  If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing#followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle#circleoftheday #googleplus #communities#topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer2015-05-06 18:13:19500000
Shai Mashiach0Platinum PlusThis circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your#circles  If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday#myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing#followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle#circleoftheday #googleplus #communities#topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer 2015-05-05 03:50:29500000
Frank Gainsford66,108A shared circle of helpful marketing folksThis is a  shared circle of folks that are very helpful in a variety of marketing related issues,   These issues start with psychology and Psychological issues that impact on marketing and go through to Search engine Optimisation and target market identification issues.There are folks in this shared circle that help with HOA's (Hangouts on air) , folks that help out with marketing strategies,  folks that help out with image issues, folks that help with blogging, folks that help with email marketing, and so many more marketing related issues.This circle has been curated by +fufism  and many of the folks included here are often involved in ongoing conversations around issues within the online search industry,  as well as web page design and blogging  from the #IPSEO   perspective.Many more discuss the issues of #OPSEO   or Off Page search engine Optimisation with the social media playing a primary role.A large number of the folks in this shared circle discuss SEMANTIC SEARCH and related marketing issues. few of the folks in this shared circle discuss what is commonly called INTEGRATED MARKETING and many have a #FUFISM based marketing perspective on a number of marketing related issues, even though they do not actually use the word FUFISM themselves.+fufism  or Functional User Friendly Integrated social media is a BRAND NEW marketing philosophy where SEO and the social media are married into the primary leading element in all your marketing efforts, both online and off line.  You may read more about FUFISM on our blog at 4ubrand.blogspot.com or our web site at fufism.info4u.co.zayou can find a range of FUFISM based infographics at our pinterest profile https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/specific boards  on pinterest......SEO = https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/seo-search-engine-optimisation/marketing https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/marketing-issues/social media issues  https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/social-media-issues/FUFISM  https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/fufism/blogging https://www.pinterest.com/info4u2use/blogging-issues/2015-04-30 09:01:29260000
Maurizio Maraglino120Networking Circle Share Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2015-01-13 15:22:12501536
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 08:28:58501436
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 05:03:314922413
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 10:49:245018315
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 Nuntiatio (TodayNews)36,078#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 09:51:20153648
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 01:18:3547516730
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 10:20:44501609
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 Aslan (By Rapcolik)02014-02-25 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 07:45:58497533281
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 14:37:57478381368
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 11:29:44478301058
Mikhail Petrovsky (Михаил Петровский)73,777This 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 11:02:20500331260
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 06:03:17464422472
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 03:58:12501181034
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 17:49:57340421176
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 07:43:1749910046118
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

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2015-01-13 02:08:56 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

San Francisco has 31K empty apartments & 100K potentially-rentable rooms lying empty because rent control is broken

Most reshares: 79

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2015-04-20 14:17:45 (16 comments, 79 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Got your hands full? You no longer need them to check your news and notifications. Instead you can just flick your wrist to scroll through the stream. #AndroidWear  

Most plusones: 261

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2015-04-18 15:05:28 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 261 +1s)Open 

The 12 year old boy in me is totally crushing on the wolf lady with the Gatling gun.

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2015-05-23 05:17:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Thanks much to Andrew for advocating for this trail and asking me for my thoughts:

"As someone who regularly leads bicycle commuting rides through this area, the completion of the missing Bay Trail segment in East Palo Alto will be a big boost to recreational and commuter bicyclists,” saidSF2G Bicycle Commuting Club co-founder Brett Lider. “This increased bike traffic makes it even more important to fix the hazardous intersections along Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park that lead to to the new path, especially at Marsh Road, Willow Road, and University Avenue.”

Thanks much to Andrew for advocating for this trail and asking me for my thoughts:

"As someone who regularly leads bicycle commuting rides through this area, the completion of the missing Bay Trail segment in East Palo Alto will be a big boost to recreational and commuter bicyclists,” saidSF2G Bicycle Commuting Club co-founder Brett Lider. “This increased bike traffic makes it even more important to fix the hazardous intersections along Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park that lead to to the new path, especially at Marsh Road, Willow Road, and University Avenue.”___

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2015-05-20 15:46:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Now that it is warmer out, I have the tan lines to prove it.

Now that it is warmer out, I have the tan lines to prove it.___

2015-05-20 15:29:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Life not stressful enough? Here's a stressful problem generator to help out!

Life not stressful enough? Here's a stressful problem generator to help out!___

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2015-05-19 01:44:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Check out our new @ThrillistSF article, the 13 coolest secrets you can see on SF hikes. How many did you know about?

Check out our new @ThrillistSF article, the 13 coolest secrets you can see on SF hikes. How many did you know about?___

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2015-05-18 15:06:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

By my calculations this comes out to $166k/unit which is a bargain by San Francisco land, material, and labor costs. Am I missing something?

By my calculations this comes out to $166k/unit which is a bargain by San Francisco land, material, and labor costs. Am I missing something?___

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2015-05-02 04:22:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-29 22:03:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

An essential tool for Android designers and developers.

If you've ever taken a screenshot or a screen video from an Android phone, there's a good chance you've been copying and pasting shell commands. I made a tool that does all this in one single click, even on multiple devices at the same time. 

I actually just made this for my team, but it turned out a lot of other people in the company could use it, so I thought other people might find it useful too. 

You can get it here
https://github.com/mortenjust/androidtool-mac___An essential tool for Android designers and developers.

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2015-04-25 18:26:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Yesterday we celebrated 9 years of the Bayway bike commute route from San Francisco to the peninsula. We had 30+ show up and ride with us. I never could have guessed that long distance bike commuting on such a pieced-together route would be so popular. I can't wait for Bike to Work Day next month were we will have hundreds of people on this ride!

Thank you to all who have made Bayway and the other SF2G routes part of their commute.

#sf2g #epiccommute sf2g.com

Yesterday we celebrated 9 years of the Bayway bike commute route from San Francisco to the peninsula. We had 30+ show up and ride with us. I never could have guessed that long distance bike commuting on such a pieced-together route would be so popular. I can't wait for Bike to Work Day next month were we will have hundreds of people on this ride!

Thank you to all who have made Bayway and the other SF2G routes part of their commute.

#sf2g #epiccommute sf2g.com___

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2015-04-24 04:43:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Or they could stop spying on Americans and other people unnecessarily. Sigh :/

Or they could stop spying on Americans and other people unnecessarily. Sigh :/___

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2015-04-20 14:17:45 (16 comments, 79 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Got your hands full? You no longer need them to check your news and notifications. Instead you can just flick your wrist to scroll through the stream. #AndroidWear  

Got your hands full? You no longer need them to check your news and notifications. Instead you can just flick your wrist to scroll through the stream. #AndroidWear  ___

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2015-04-20 14:16:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

We're pretty excited about this update. We hope you like it a lot, too.

The latest #AndroidWear  update gets Wi-Fi, gestures, a new app launcher, emojis and more http://goo.gl/CV33D6___We're pretty excited about this update. We hope you like it a lot, too.

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2015-04-20 04:47:24 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Yet another reason not to fly United Airlines.

Yet another reason not to fly United Airlines.___

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2015-04-18 15:05:28 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 261 +1s)Open 

The 12 year old boy in me is totally crushing on the wolf lady with the Gatling gun.

The 12 year old boy in me is totally crushing on the wolf lady with the Gatling gun.___

2015-04-18 04:32:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Each of these reviews were seminal events for me. I'm sad to see Siracusa retire from OS X.

Each of these reviews were seminal events for me. I'm sad to see Siracusa retire from OS X.___

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2015-04-18 02:53:45 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

You have reached... Peak 1950s.

You have reached... Peak 1950s.___

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2015-04-08 02:10:43 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

How many times can police officers lie in a single report? Gah. It's so sickening.

How many times can police officers lie in a single report? Gah. It's so sickening.___

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2015-04-01 19:52:03 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Overdue but I'm glad this is finally happening.

Overdue but I'm glad this is finally happening.___

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2015-03-24 01:49:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Classic Aphorisms Rephrased - truly helps you understand how bad ideas repeated often enough become truisms.

Classic Aphorisms Rephrased - truly helps you understand how bad ideas repeated often enough become truisms.___

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2015-03-20 17:16:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

4-steps to getting a blank Android Wear watch face
As of Android Studio 1.1, we have added watch face template to Android Studio so a blank watch face you can customise is only a few clicks away! Here’re the steps:
1. Start a new project or open your existing project
2. If your project do not already have an Android Wear module, create one! Select File > New Module…. In the wizard, select Android Wear as the module type and no activity.
3. Right-click on the module name on the left hand side. Select New > Wear > Watch Face.
4. Select whether you want an analog or a digital watch face.
5. Done!
You will get a skeleton watch face which will take care of the basics for you like automatically adjust for time zones changes.

#AndroidWear #AndroidStudio #WatchFace  #protip  

4-steps to getting a blank Android Wear watch face
As of Android Studio 1.1, we have added watch face template to Android Studio so a blank watch face you can customise is only a few clicks away! Here’re the steps:
1. Start a new project or open your existing project
2. If your project do not already have an Android Wear module, create one! Select File > New Module…. In the wizard, select Android Wear as the module type and no activity.
3. Right-click on the module name on the left hand side. Select New > Wear > Watch Face.
4. Select whether you want an analog or a digital watch face.
5. Done!
You will get a skeleton watch face which will take care of the basics for you like automatically adjust for time zones changes.

#AndroidWear #AndroidStudio #WatchFace  #protip  ___

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2015-03-20 15:31:44 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The new Android Wear TV ad:

The new Android Wear TV ad:___

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2015-03-18 13:54:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I experienced this personally last week. This is a great article pointing out how difficult it can be to give and maintain the public access to public spaces. Specifically, it is about the Thames Path in London but the lessons apply to other cities and countries.

Via +Urban Hiker SF 

I experienced this personally last week. This is a great article pointing out how difficult it can be to give and maintain the public access to public spaces. Specifically, it is about the Thames Path in London but the lessons apply to other cities and countries.

Via +Urban Hiker SF ___

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2015-03-18 01:54:46 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Honey Badgers are coming for us. It's inevitable.

Honey Badgers are coming for us. It's inevitable.___

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2015-03-14 17:49:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

It's easy to get started - a step-by-step watch face code lab for Android Wear http://goo.gl/ccJRlC #AndroidWear

It's easy to get started - a step-by-step watch face code lab for Android Wear http://goo.gl/ccJRlC #AndroidWear___

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2015-03-08 17:36:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Amen

Every day, we read about another woman who has thrown in the towel. A woman who's left her team, or her company, or her industry, fed up with the constant exhaustion of having to continually deal with sexism in the technology industry. And there are doubtlessly many many more who leave silently, without a high-profile exit. How many women (or trans* people, or minority ethnicities, or...) leaving the industry—or worse, never entering it—over this shit are we prepared to tolerate? Even if they don't leave, how many lives are willing to make miserable? How many careers are we willing to stunt through fear, anger, and distress?

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, especially to my fellow white straight cis-males: I'm not OK with this. Not by a very long way. As a manager, I want to make it quite clear that any team under my management will have zero tolerance for sexism, racism and transphobia, in whatever form they come. If I see it, I will call it out. If you want to do it, move elsewhere (ideally out of my company, or even better out of CS altogether). This applies as well for teams, groups, or conferences I participate in, but don't manage: if I see it, I will say it. If it continues, I am done with you and I will do everything in my power to never have to work with you again, at my current or any future company.

I beg all of you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaqpoeVgr8U, a video made in the face of (yet another) sexual misbehaviour scandal in the Australian army. It is by far one of the most powerful anti-sexism messages ever spoken. I literally have a calendar reminder set to watch this every few months, because it is so powerful and resonates with me so strongly. It's a refreshing reminder of what a powerful anti-sexism message can look like.

Watch it, and if you take nothing else away from David Morrison's speech, take away this: "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept". It doesn't matter if you're not doing it (making the jokes, performing the microaggressions, belittling the contributions); it matters that you allow it to happen. By allowing it to happen, without stepping in, you are giving it your implicit approval, and letting it take root and grow. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

For the managers reading this, remember his followup: "That goes for all of us, but especially those who, by their rank, have a leadership role". As managers, some of us have a unique ability and responsibility. Do not let this fester in your team. If it festers in your team, it spreads, and the whole of your team, your company, and your industry all become lesser places for it.

Don't be silent. We, as individuals and as an industry, need to root this rot out and destroy it. It will take all of us, and I promise to do what I can.

Author's note: this is an edited version of something I posted internally at Google.___Amen

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2015-03-05 03:28:29 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"An Uber driver and a taxi driver walk into a bar..."

"An Uber driver and a taxi driver walk into a bar..."___

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2015-03-04 20:04:21 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-04 00:55:41 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I was a beta tester of this gear. Good stuff :)

We're so excited. You can now show everyone you're an urban hiker with our new line of t-shirts and sweatshirts! http://www.urbanhikersf.com/#!shop/c1snp.___I was a beta tester of this gear. Good stuff :)

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2015-03-03 16:30:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The densest part of Los Angeles is just as dense as San Francisco

There are two main take-aways here:

1) LA needs to treat dense "Central LA" much more like a city, investing in transit, pedestrian safety and traffic features, as well as bicycle infrastructure. Be more like a city as you already are without knowing it.

2) San Francisco, which prides itself on being the second densest city in America, is actually tied for second with sprawly LA? Yes. We actually aren't very densely populated here in SF and could very much up our game, which would allow many more people to live here (affordable) and bring all the benefits of density along for the ride.

The densest part of Los Angeles is just as dense as San Francisco

There are two main take-aways here:

1) LA needs to treat dense "Central LA" much more like a city, investing in transit, pedestrian safety and traffic features, as well as bicycle infrastructure. Be more like a city as you already are without knowing it.

2) San Francisco, which prides itself on being the second densest city in America, is actually tied for second with sprawly LA? Yes. We actually aren't very densely populated here in SF and could very much up our game, which would allow many more people to live here (affordable) and bring all the benefits of density along for the ride.___

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2015-02-28 18:31:29 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

TL;DR: "Addiction is an adaptation. It's not you. It's your cage."

TL;DR: "Addiction is an adaptation. It's not you. It's your cage."___

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2015-02-26 16:54:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"We discovered a dev-friendly world with scant traces of the Android horror stories we had in the backs of our minds." Via +Matias Duarte

Good short read. h/t +Cheryl Lindo Jones​___"We discovered a dev-friendly world with scant traces of the Android horror stories we had in the backs of our minds." Via +Matias Duarte

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2015-02-24 01:00:26 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Snowden continues to impress. Well worth your reading time:

Snowden continues to impress. Well worth your reading time:___

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2015-02-19 06:08:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Yes! A thousand times yes. I was just thinking about how regional planning and taxes would benefit the Bay Area. And it turns out that Minneapolis-St. Paul instituted this a generation ago and have thrived at all socioeconomic levels as a result.

It's time to act, Bay Area.

Question: what's the next step?

Yes! A thousand times yes. I was just thinking about how regional planning and taxes would benefit the Bay Area. And it turns out that Minneapolis-St. Paul instituted this a generation ago and have thrived at all socioeconomic levels as a result.

It's time to act, Bay Area.

Question: what's the next step?___

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2015-02-18 20:03:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Android Wear has the depth and flexibility to let you build a unique wearable experience. #androidwear   #developers  

Check out this updated overview of the Android Wear platform by +Timothy Jordan. There's a lot more to come, but this is the picture today as you start or continue developing your groundbreaking Android Wear user experiences.

#AndroidDev   #AndroidWear  ___Android Wear has the depth and flexibility to let you build a unique wearable experience. #androidwear   #developers  

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2015-02-12 18:29:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Crazy comparisons"

"Crazy comparisons"___

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2015-02-10 17:20:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Why the smart home revolution is still nascent: "only 36 percent of people under the age of 35 own their own homes"

Why the smart home revolution is still nascent: "only 36 percent of people under the age of 35 own their own homes"___

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2015-02-07 01:14:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Learn how Trulia increased mobile app engagement by 30% with notifications and #AndroidWear . 

More details at goo.gl/SBD5B4

#AndroidDev   #GooglePlay

Learn how Trulia increased mobile app engagement by 30% with notifications and #AndroidWear . 

More details at goo.gl/SBD5B4

#AndroidDev   #GooglePlay___

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2015-02-01 05:52:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

As a measles outbreak spreads across the US, with 14 states now affected, the advocates of letting deadly epidemics run wild are finding themselves suddenly unpopular:

Members of the anti-vaccine movement said the public backlash had terrified many parents. “People are now afraid they’re going to be jailed,” said Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center, a clearinghouse for resisters. “I can’t believe what I’m seeing. It’s gotten so out of hand, and it’s gotten so vicious.”

This is not, to be honest, an unreasonable fear: it turns out that when you recklessly engage in conduct which places another person (or the general public) in danger of death or serious bodily injury, you may well have a reason to fear that people might want you to go to jail. The technical term is "reckless endangerment." And when people --especially children... more »

As a measles outbreak spreads across the US, with 14 states now affected, the advocates of letting deadly epidemics run wild are finding themselves suddenly unpopular:

Members of the anti-vaccine movement said the public backlash had terrified many parents. “People are now afraid they’re going to be jailed,” said Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center, a clearinghouse for resisters. “I can’t believe what I’m seeing. It’s gotten so out of hand, and it’s gotten so vicious.”

This is not, to be honest, an unreasonable fear: it turns out that when you recklessly engage in conduct which places another person (or the general public) in danger of death or serious bodily injury, you may well have a reason to fear that people might want you to go to jail. The technical term is "reckless endangerment." And when people -- especially children -- start actually dying because of your actions, you may well have reason to fear that your neighbors may suggest that you find some other neighbors, starting right away.

The reaction to this outbreak has, however, offered me some real hope. I suspect that as soon as people remember just why people were so terrified of these diseases, the popularity of the "anti-vaccine" movement is likely to plummet, largely at the hands of people who don't feel like being put in mortal danger by their neighbors' fears. Hopefully, this movement will be gone and forgotten before too many people die. (But I want to be honest here: people are going to die. Mostly kids.)

We should recognize that there are real access problems in some parts of the country: the government pays for vaccines but not the doctor's time, and if you get paid by the hour and don't have a car, simply the time to go to the doctor is a major factor. But we know how to fix these problems: the mobile vaccination stations that helped end the polio epidemic of the 1950's are proof of that.

The best proof by far, though, is that some states are doing a great job to this day. It turns out that the winner is Mississippi, which has managed to achieve a 99.7% immunization rate for the most serious diseases! They've done this through a combination of a strong public health program and not messing around with their laws. You can read more about what they've done, and how they stack up against other states, at http://wpo.st/QKT20 .

I suggest a three-point strategy:

(1) Make sure that the CDC-approved vaccine schedule is available to every person. Task an agency with achieving as close to 100% coverage as possible; the only people who shouldn't be getting these are people for whom there is a medical reason not to.

(2) Educate the public about what's going on and why. Don't be afraid to pull out the old videos and show people of just why measles is not a "thing you just get over." 

(3) Starting in areas where vaccination is already reliably available, and ultimately spreading to all areas of the country, impose criminal liability for the deliberate failure to vaccinate without medical reason, under existing laws for reckless endangerment and/or child endangerment. 

My parents and their generation got to watch their families and their friends die from these diseases. I don't want to do the same.


h/t to +Kyla Myers for the WaPo article about Mississippi's success. Another very interesting article to read is http://goo.gl/BYp3iF, from the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, which goes through the reasons why people aren't getting vaccinated and proposes several ways to help fix it. Thanks to +James Salsman for that one.

Special thanks to +Steve Esterly for his thorough critique of a previous version of this post, and in particular catching that I had misinterpreted the JAAPA article in a rather important way. ___

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2015-01-27 06:50:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Horrifying X2

Horrifying X2___

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2015-01-26 04:40:49 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The cities more amenable to building housing should stop being so nice to the cities least likely to build housing. I wonder where this goes...

The cities more amenable to building housing should stop being so nice to the cities least likely to build housing. I wonder where this goes...___

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2015-01-24 03:56:29 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Best obit so far

Best obit so far___

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2015-01-15 16:59:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sigh. Obama* doesn't seem able to get anything related to security.

* and all of DC's political class

Sigh. Obama* doesn't seem able to get anything related to security.

* and all of DC's political class___

2015-01-13 02:08:56 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

San Francisco has 31K empty apartments & 100K potentially-rentable rooms lying empty because rent control is broken

San Francisco has 31K empty apartments & 100K potentially-rentable rooms lying empty because rent control is broken___

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2015-01-12 16:32:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

User Design: Complexity as a Feature
Over the weekend, I bought a new camera, the Sony a6000. So far I'm amazed and delighted with what it can do but I also know that this is a tool that I will have to study up on and practice with quite a bit in order to get the most out of it.

The Sony a6000 is very feature rich and like most complex systems, knowing what each feature does is not enough. You have to understand how they work together to get the most out of it. In other words, you have to examine features from the changing perspectives of what you want to achieve in any given case, not just a static list of what the camera does. This is design that trusts its users to know what they want and that respects that they don't all want the same thing.

Intuitiveness in design has become somewhat of a sacred cow. While it's certainly true that successful acceptance of... more »

User Design: Complexity as a Feature
Over the weekend, I bought a new camera, the Sony a6000. So far I'm amazed and delighted with what it can do but I also know that this is a tool that I will have to study up on and practice with quite a bit in order to get the most out of it.

The Sony a6000 is very feature rich and like most complex systems, knowing what each feature does is not enough. You have to understand how they work together to get the most out of it. In other words, you have to examine features from the changing perspectives of what you want to achieve in any given case, not just a static list of what the camera does. This is design that trusts its users to know what they want and that respects that they don't all want the same thing.

Intuitiveness in design has become somewhat of a sacred cow. While it's certainly true that successful acceptance of new systems is sometimes stymied by a learning curve that users refuse to broach, the other extreme also causes problems: creating systems so simplistic that they aren't very useful, especially when they rely too heavily on a one-size-fits-all approach. Simplistic is not the same as intuitive.

Intuitiveness mostly draws what knowledge we've internalized from previous experiences. However conscious effort—to think, to be—is our human birthright, what sets us apart and what what enables us progress. We oughtn't just operate the world on a gut feeling; we have brains, after all. Most of our best work is when we are forced out of our mindless, unthinking behavior and we interrogate the world around us, when we question our own assumptions. Yes, it's hard work to see things with new eyes.

The best systems do not simply provide better solutions (faster, more efficient, more automated), they rethink the problem. They try to understand what the user really needs. Users frequently can't tell you themselves as they are as constrained by the existing solutions as the designer is. That is, they have adapted themselves to the system and can no longer think outside it.

Sometimes, that means the solution isn't intuitive. Rethinking a problem, changing habits can be a bit uncomfortable, initially. But make that effort and when you get it. Wow. Then you'll think, "It's so obvious." It will seem intuitive.
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That prelude was an introduction to this bit of very well-written procedural documentation I found by someone who understands that it is better to think of machines in terms of functions, not features. It's not enough to describe the parts, we have to learn how the parts work together.

#sonya6000 #uxdesign #intuitiveinterfaces  ___

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2015-01-12 16:21:56 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I'm so glad +danah boyd wrote this. If you followed this earlier story (like it or not), this is a must-read follow-up.

I'm so glad +danah boyd wrote this. If you followed this earlier story (like it or not), this is a must-read follow-up.___

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2015-01-12 06:32:04 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Long read but a required read if you live in the Bay Area, especially if you work in tech, and especially-especially if you live in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Atherton. Friends of mine who live in those towns, I call on you to help create a more just future.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/

These two paragraphs are especially hard-hitting:

Instead of grappling with the reality that the Bay Area’s mid-20th century infrastructure and single-family home design are no longer adequate for the sheer size of the tech industry today, many of the original Silicon Valley suburbs like Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park and Los Altos seem content to ride record home prices and make other communities in San Francisco and Oakland bear the cost of their now anachronistic land-use choices.

You have to ask what the end game is here — when 25 percent ofPal... more »

Long read but a required read if you live in the Bay Area, especially if you work in tech, and especially-especially if you live in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Atherton. Friends of mine who live in those towns, I call on you to help create a more just future.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/

These two paragraphs are especially hard-hitting:

Instead of grappling with the reality that the Bay Area’s mid-20th century infrastructure and single-family home design are no longer adequate for the sheer size of the tech industry today, many of the original Silicon Valley suburbs like Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park and Los Altos seem content to ride record home prices and make other communities in San Francisco and Oakland bear the cost of their now anachronistic land-use choices.

You have to ask what the end game is here — when 25 percent of Palo Alto homes are sold to overseas buyers as investments while the mainland Chinese property market tanks, when Palo Alto schools are known for their suicide rates as much as their academics, when the city that gave birth to the technology industry now can’t even house startups because of its sky-high commercial rents, when Latino and black communities are being wiped from the Western side of the San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland out into the exurbs of the East only to be called back by smartphone to deliver laundry or drive people around.___

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2015-01-11 05:19:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

#acheivementunlocked: +BuzzFeed used one of my Flickr photos in one of their listicles. As a thank you, I promise to name all my children with the hipster baby name Kale.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/21-hipster-baby-names-that-take-it-up-a-notch

#acheivementunlocked: +BuzzFeed used one of my Flickr photos in one of their listicles. As a thank you, I promise to name all my children with the hipster baby name Kale.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/21-hipster-baby-names-that-take-it-up-a-notch___

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2015-01-09 17:00:42 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Every word of this interview transcript with Snowden is fantastic. What a thoughtful teacher he is.

Every word of this interview transcript with Snowden is fantastic. What a thoughtful teacher he is.___

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2015-01-08 16:31:18 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

powerful image from Lucille Clerc (not Banksy). Break one, thousands will rise #JeSuisCharlie #raiseyourpencil

powerful image from Lucille Clerc (not Banksy). Break one, thousands will rise #JeSuisCharlie #raiseyourpencil___

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2015-01-08 14:41:32 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

As we continue to search for planets beyond our Solar System, we are starting to find worlds that we might actually be able to stand upon. And in honor of this, the folks at JPL have produced some travel posters for these brave new worlds, available as free high-res downloads from their site.

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/media_categories?category=6

Kepler-186f, the one pictured below, is my favorite because it captures some interesting physics. It orbits a red dwarf about 500 light-years from Earth, and it was the first planet discovered which is potentially suitable (in terms of things like temperature) for life as we know it. But life would be different in some interesting ways.

One of the reasons is that photosynthesis would be a bit different. Plants on Earth are green because their leaves contain chlorophyll, a chemical which absorbs sunlight and turns that energy... more »

As we continue to search for planets beyond our Solar System, we are starting to find worlds that we might actually be able to stand upon. And in honor of this, the folks at JPL have produced some travel posters for these brave new worlds, available as free high-res downloads from their site.

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/media_categories?category=6

Kepler-186f, the one pictured below, is my favorite because it captures some interesting physics. It orbits a red dwarf about 500 light-years from Earth, and it was the first planet discovered which is potentially suitable (in terms of things like temperature) for life as we know it. But life would be different in some interesting ways.

One of the reasons is that photosynthesis would be a bit different. Plants on Earth are green because their leaves contain chlorophyll, a chemical which absorbs sunlight and turns that energy into excited electrons. Those energetic electrons are then fed into the entire photosynthesis system, and ultimately that energy is stored in the form of sugars and used to sustain the plant's life. The reason chlorophyll is green, though, comes down to three diagrams.

The first is the solar spectrum, that is, the color of light the Sun shines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Spectrum.png

The X-axis of this graph shows the wavelength of light, from ultra-violet on the left to infra-red on the right; the Y-axis shows how bright the Sun is in each of those colors. As you can see, the Sun shines fairly evenly in the entire band between about 500 and 700nm, which is exactly the set of colors that the human eye can see. (No coincidence! Our eyes have evolved to see sunlight, not x-rays, because there aren't that many x-rays around to see by) 

There are two graphs here: the yellow curve shows the color of sunlight itself, and the red curve shows the color of the light we see at sea level. The difference is that the atmosphere absorbs some colors of light but not others. For example, the fact that the red curve is way below the yellow curve at the far left is because ozone in the upper atmosphere is very good at absorbing UV light -- the reason why it protects us from skin cancer.

The second diagram is the absorption spectrum of chlorophyll:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chlorophyll_ab_spectra.png

This graph uses the same X-axis, but the Y-axis shows how effective chlorophyll is at absorbing light of each color. There are two curves because there are actually two different kinds of chlorophyll: the green kind (chlorophyll-A) which is most prevalent, and the red kind (chlorophyll-B) which often stays behind after the green one has left, giving autumn trees their color. The bumps on the left actually aren't very interesting, since the Sun doesn't produce much light in those colors -- they're there because it's hard to design a chemical which doesn't absorb those colors. (For various technical quantum mechanics reasons) The sharp spikes on the right are what makes chlorophyll so important to photosynthesis, and for chlorophyll-A, that spike happens at a wavelength of 680nm, smack in the middle of where sunlight is the brightest. For comparison, sunlight is the brightest at 665nm.

As it turns out, the chlorophyll molecule is fairly flexible and complex, and small modifications to it would likely lead to "pseudo-chlorophyll" molecules with their peaks in different places, which we'll come back to in a moment.

So chlorophyll has evolved (or rather, creatures have evolved to produce this one particular molecule) to very efficiently absorb light of exactly the color that the Sun produces the most of. Why does this make chlorophyll green?

Imagine that you shine sunlight on some chlorophyll. The chlorophyll absorbs the 680nm light; in fact, if you want to be precise about it, you can flip the chlorophyll graph upside-down (that is, replace it with 1-absorption, to instead show how much light it lets through) and multiply it by the sunlight curve, to see what color of sunlight bounces off of it. Light bouncing on chlorophyll would look just like the incident sunlight, but with another gap in it, corresponding to the colors that chlorophyll absorbs away for its own purposes. 

Because chlorophyll's absorption peak is so sharp, you can basically imagine this as light with the 680nm part of it removed. What color is 680nm? It's a bright red. And that brings us to the third diagram, namely how the human eye sees color:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_vision#mediaviewer/File:Cone-fundamentals-with-srgb-spectrum.svg

Color vision works by having three kinds of "cone" receptor in the eye: one which sees red, one green, and one blue. (These are called L, M, and S in the diagram for obscure reasons) This diagram has the same X-axis again, and now the Y-axis shows how sensitive each cone type is to each color. So for example, if you shine pure 680nm light onto an eye, that stimulates the red cone some, and the blue and green cones not at all, which the eye reads as "red." If you shone 580nm (yellow) light instead, that would stimulate both the red and green cones a lot, but the blue cone not at all, which our brain interprets as "oh, that must be yellow."

(Incidentally, that's also why color-combination tricks work. If you shine both red and green light on a point, it looks yellow to your eye. If you look at the monitor you're reading right now with a magnifying glass, you'll see that each pixel is actually three little pixels -- one red, one green, and one blue -- and that a yellow pixel has red and green lit but not blue, taking advantage of the same illusion to show you all the colors)

So back to plants. Sunlight on its own tends to stimulate your red and green cones a lot, but not much blue. (Take a look at the steep drop-off on the left of the sunlight diagram, and how that overlaps with what the blue cone sees) That's why the Sun normally looks yellow. But sunlight bouncing off chlorophyll -- i.e., what you see when you stare at a plant -- is missing a bunch of its red light, so it only stimulates green. And that's why plants look green.

(Incidentally, when you look at the eye-sensitivity chart, you might notice that the red and green cones are right next to each other, but the blue cone is off by its lonesome. This isn't a coincidence: many species only have red and blue. The green cone only shows up in some species, and because it's just like red but a little off, small differences in color in the range that they both hit therefore look very different to us. That gives us tremendously high frequency sensitivity in the greens: 490nm and 500nm light look really different, while 650 and 660nm are nearly indistinguishable. That's really useful when you need to recognize different kinds of plant!)

So back to Kepler 186f: its star is a red dwarf, which is smaller, dimmer, and redder than our own sun. We could repeat the entire calculation above using its color of starlight, and what you discover in this case is that efficient Keplerian chlorophyll would be absorbing light off in the infra-red. Doing the same subtraction of reflected light, we find that Keplerian chlorophyll under Keplerian skies would look deep red to our eyes.

And since our eyes have evolved to see green at high resolution, not red, Keplerian fields would look very strange to us -- almost uniform in color, with motion hard to see, because our eyes aren't adapted to seeing fine shades of red.

You can actually do this calculation for any kind of star, and you'll find that the color of "local chlorophyll" will range from red (for red dwarfs), through green (for stars like our own), out to yellow (for slightly blue stars). It never gets beyond that, because stars beyond "slightly blue" have a very short lifespan, and would never be around for long enough to develop their own native flora anyway.

So when you're going out traveling among the stars, expect a fairly wild color show.

If you want to play with what different wavelengths of light look like, this site has a simple slider:
http://academo.org/demos/wavelength-to-colour-relationship/

To read more about color vision, start at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_vision

And for photosynthesis, start at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis

Incidentally, the planet's name simply means that it's the sixth (f) planet out from the 186th star studied by the Kepler planetary survey.___

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2015-01-08 05:38:14 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I've never listened long enough to these phone scams to get at what they are trying to get at. But thanks to them calling my Google Voice number, now I can. Also: I'm really impressed by the transcription quality here.

I've never listened long enough to these phone scams to get at what they are trying to get at. But thanks to them calling my Google Voice number, now I can. Also: I'm really impressed by the transcription quality here.___

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