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Becky Collins16,609Science 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 ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459102
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990718
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549119415
David Wees4,496This is a circle of 346 math educators. If you are interested in following the work of innovative mathematics educators, this circle is for you.If you are a mathematics educator, and I have not included you in this circle, let me know.2014-06-11 16:24:03346010
Becky Collins10,439Super Science 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 ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
Bakerson, LLC287This Circle is Amazing! If you want more likes, shares, and +1's, you will want to join and add this circle! To be added to this circle of Super Engagers simply +1, reshare, and comment!! You will be added to the next go around soon. Boost your social status quickly!2014-05-01 15:52:48479121014
Circle Connection570The Mix it Up Circle! #circleconnection  2014-04-10 20:22:45481723035
Richard Green62,178Engagers Showcase Circle, March 29, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. My most recent post will be included next time.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Happy Pi Day!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/74oomcTuJoVSierpinski sponge (reshared from +David Roberts)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZKUreVJfWxoCloud Gate (reshared from +Christian Cable)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XGRNqbbBjgEContinued fractionshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/2mbZvUrewmCFood mapshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/BKMgJ6WzfiyNeptune's Lament (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1AHZMatxm8JEscher's “Ascending and Descending”... in Legohttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9XJsanAguNCDead Horse Point State Park (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/edKVZ8NqAW4It's the Chicken from Hell! (reshared from +Chad Haney)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/2tc9WchRABJDerangements, or how everyone got the wrong homework backhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Bjb3CvDYBwxSnowy La Sal Mountains (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8tiW4gbzVrXMultimove chess2014-03-29 04:30:56482209161234
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015
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
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
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
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-25 00:30:29405006
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 16:58:13405007
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 08:00:39405105
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 06:33:32405005
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0This group will follow back !#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 01:22:28405104
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Here's the latest update of my Engagers circle. The last version of this circle was close to full, so I started it again from scratch. This circle includes people who have recently engaged with one of my posts in the form of +1s, comments and public reshares.I might have missed some people because of limitations of the Google+ interface. Fortunately, the next release of +Circloscope on June 28 is likely to include new features that make circles like this one much easier to create.I've included 100 guest members in this circle, taken from my Favourites circle, which I haven't shared in a while.Like my previous circle share, this is a Showcase circle! What this means is that everyone is invited to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-11-24 00:22:24405014
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317
Rank Kemeng0This 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   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682
Rich Gillin1,279#Rcircle  *edit*http://goo.gl/E0hkE6trying to circlecount this one. culling down to top 499 engageRs.#statistics and #rstats  crowd.2013-09-23 19:16:27501002
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
Science on Google+69,339Applied and Mathematical SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Science on Google+ Database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRScience on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.2013-08-15 23:58:07292202753
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255987
Richard Green16,477Here's the latest update of my Engagers circle. The last version of this circle was close to full, so I started it again from scratch. This circle includes people who have recently engaged with one of my posts in the form of +1s, comments and public reshares. I might have missed some people because of limitations of the Google+ interface. Fortunately, the next release of +Circloscope on June 28 is likely to include new features that make circles like this one much easier to create.I've included 100 guest members in this circle, taken from my Favourites circle, which I haven't shared in a while. Like my previous circle share, this is a Showcase circle! What this means is that everyone is invited to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-22 22:13:5040317937104
Paul Christen113If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500387674

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2014-09-24 13:58:47 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

DiCaprio flies in a private jet, owns 5 houses and at least 3 cars (2 of which are 2-seaters). He never takes the bus, he does not carpool.

Most reshares: 9

2014-11-17 19:54:59 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I often refuse to compete. I am not a pussy... I just have a different take on life...

Most plusones: 31

2014-11-17 19:54:59 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I often refuse to compete. I am not a pussy... I just have a different take on life...

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2014-11-24 18:16:37 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I have been fascinated lately at the fact that, in modern-day schools, boys fail much more often than girls. In some high schools, something like half the boys never graduate! This almost never happens with girls.

The fact is that we do not exactly know why girls do better per se. The issue should be a major concern because failing high school bodes poorly for one's career in 2014. 

The research does not help much except that we know that boys are not dumber (contrary to the stereotype): 

« It is all the more striking that girls get better grades than boys although boys score higher on each intelligence subtest and general intelligence. Boys transfer their cognitive potential to a lesser extent into school achievement than girls. At this time, the reasons for this are not fully understood but are probably to be sought in a better fit of girls’ personality andmoti... more »

I have been fascinated lately at the fact that, in modern-day schools, boys fail much more often than girls. In some high schools, something like half the boys never graduate! This almost never happens with girls.

The fact is that we do not exactly know why girls do better per se. The issue should be a major concern because failing high school bodes poorly for one's career in 2014. 

The research does not help much except that we know that boys are not dumber (contrary to the stereotype): 

« It is all the more striking that girls get better grades than boys although boys score higher on each intelligence subtest and general intelligence. Boys transfer their cognitive potential to a lesser extent into school achievement than girls. At this time, the reasons for this are not fully understood but are probably to be sought in a better fit of girls’ personality and motivation to the school context. » (Spinath et al., 2010)


(Before someone is tempted to personalize the issue: my interest is not motivated by the grades of my own kids.)___

2014-11-17 19:54:59 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I often refuse to compete. I am not a pussy... I just have a different take on life...

I often refuse to compete. I am not a pussy... I just have a different take on life...___

2014-11-17 16:12:02 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

"There seems to be a growing consensus that genius is all about hard work; really hard work,  (...) People tend to link genius with IQ, but I think this is misguided. (...) Ideally, teachers would focus on one single thing: getting their students really, deeply excited about the subject of the course. Everything else, the students can do on their own. " 

"There seems to be a growing consensus that genius is all about hard work; really hard work,  (...) People tend to link genius with IQ, but I think this is misguided. (...) Ideally, teachers would focus on one single thing: getting their students really, deeply excited about the subject of the course. Everything else, the students can do on their own. " ___

2014-11-11 19:58:48 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For teachers, it is too easy to "rank" students by how well they are doing with their grades, and then to deduce that it is some kind of "brilliance rating". Low performing students are then a "problem". Much of this might be derived from a simplistic understanding of the mind of these students.

For teachers, it is too easy to "rank" students by how well they are doing with their grades, and then to deduce that it is some kind of "brilliance rating". Low performing students are then a "problem". Much of this might be derived from a simplistic understanding of the mind of these students.___

2014-11-03 15:24:45 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Or is it?

c.c. +Greg Linden 

Or is it?

c.c. +Greg Linden ___

2014-10-06 17:41:48 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Just saying...

Just saying...___

2014-10-06 14:37:56 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"Joining a PhD program—any PhD program—with the expectation of landing a top faculty job at the end is an enormous gamble." (+Jeff Erickson)

"Joining a PhD program—any PhD program—with the expectation of landing a top faculty job at the end is an enormous gamble." (+Jeff Erickson)___

2014-10-03 16:06:08 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

There is no evidence that staying away from coffee will help you intellectually.

There is no evidence that staying away from coffee will help you intellectually.___

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2014-09-30 18:24:21 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"The importance of a research article is routinely measured by counting how many times it has been cited. However, treating all citations with equal weight ignores the wide variety of functions that citations perform. We want to automatically identify the subset of references in a bibliography that have a central academic influence on the citing paper. For this purpose, we examine the effectiveness of a variety of features for determining the academic influence of a citation. By asking authors to identify the key references in their own work, we created a data set in which citations were labeled according to their academic influence. Using automatic feature selection with supervised machine learning, we found a model for predicting academic influence that achieves good performance on this data set using only four features. The best features, among those we evaluated, were those based on the number of... more »

"The importance of a research article is routinely measured by counting how many times it has been cited. However, treating all citations with equal weight ignores the wide variety of functions that citations perform. We want to automatically identify the subset of references in a bibliography that have a central academic influence on the citing paper. For this purpose, we examine the effectiveness of a variety of features for determining the academic influence of a citation. By asking authors to identify the key references in their own work, we created a data set in which citations were labeled according to their academic influence. Using automatic feature selection with supervised machine learning, we found a model for predicting academic influence that achieves good performance on this data set using only four features. The best features, among those we evaluated, were those based on the number of times a reference is mentioned in the body of a citing paper. The performance of these features inspired us to design an influence-primed h-index (the hip-index). Unlike the conventional h-index, it weights citations by how many times a reference is mentioned. According to our experiments, the hip-index is a better indicator of researcher performance than the conventional h-index."

Author's copy: http://lemire.me/fr/documents/publications/citationjasist2013.pdf___

2014-09-25 13:23:29 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"the ozone hole was never as dangerous as people said,  and it is not necessarily healing yet" 

"the ozone hole was never as dangerous as people said,  and it is not necessarily healing yet" ___

2014-09-24 13:58:47 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

DiCaprio flies in a private jet, owns 5 houses and at least 3 cars (2 of which are 2-seaters). He never takes the bus, he does not carpool.

DiCaprio flies in a private jet, owns 5 houses and at least 3 cars (2 of which are 2-seaters). He never takes the bus, he does not carpool.___

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2014-09-24 04:10:02 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A major bank in France will buy 90,000 tablets for their staff.  I am probably still going to lose my bet with +Greg Linden  about tablets beating PCs into the ground in 2015... but it would not take many deals like this one to turn the tide... 

150 000 collaborateurs concernés, 90 000 tablettes: un accord qui fera date et devrait plus généralement accélérer la reconnexion des entreprises.___A major bank in France will buy 90,000 tablets for their staff.  I am probably still going to lose my bet with +Greg Linden  about tablets beating PCs into the ground in 2015... but it would not take many deals like this one to turn the tide... 

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2014-09-23 17:12:36 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

From the article:

"(...) the dirty secret of academia is the shame that is drilled into many doctoral candidates at the very notion of working outside the academy. In many disciplines—most prominently in the humanities—the holder of a remunerative job, if that job is outside of a tenured professorship in a research university, is still viewed from within the culture as an abject failure."

I should point out that this does not echo, in any way, my own feelings... E.g., I have been an abject failure in many different occupations.

Sometimes I feel like the humanities live in a different, scarier planet. 

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/09/a_changing_view_of_alt_ac_jobs_in_which_ph_d_s_work_outside_of_academia.html___From the article:

"(...) the dirty secret of academia is the shame that is drilled into many doctoral candidates at the very notion of working outside the academy. In many disciplines—most prominently in the humanities—the holder of a remunerative job, if that job is outside of a tenured professorship in a research university, is still viewed from within the culture as an abject failure."

I should point out that this does not echo, in any way, my own feelings... E.g., I have been an abject failure in many different occupations.

2014-09-23 16:59:02 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

In the 90s, they were predicting massive shortages of PhDs. Exactly the opposite happened: we got a PhD glut. This should serve as cautionary tale for anyone who listens to predictions about upcoming massive shortages... let it be of programmers, engineers, nurses or exotic dancers. Much of it is often rooted in politics. By the way, I am not joking regarding the exotic dancer thing...  just Google "shortage of exotic dancers".

In the 90s, they were predicting massive shortages of PhDs. Exactly the opposite happened: we got a PhD glut. This should serve as cautionary tale for anyone who listens to predictions about upcoming massive shortages... let it be of programmers, engineers, nurses or exotic dancers. Much of it is often rooted in politics. By the way, I am not joking regarding the exotic dancer thing...  just Google "shortage of exotic dancers".___

2014-09-18 16:33:54 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Interesting analysis. Read it all the way till the end for a more complete picture.

Interesting analysis. Read it all the way till the end for a more complete picture.___

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2014-09-17 21:57:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+Tim Bray  is bearish on Google... "Frankly, the highest-impact product Google has shipped in the last couple of years may be ChromeCast; and that’s just TV."  Hmmm... I barely know what ChromeCast is. Something you plug in your TV maybe?

+Tim Bray  is bearish on Google... "Frankly, the highest-impact product Google has shipped in the last couple of years may be ChromeCast; and that’s just TV."  Hmmm... I barely know what ChromeCast is. Something you plug in your TV maybe?___

2014-09-17 14:11:08 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Do you pass my test?

Do you pass my test?___

2014-09-16 02:49:44 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I find that academics are often dismissive of jobs in industry.

I find that academics are often dismissive of jobs in industry.___

2014-09-10 17:30:49 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Statistics about my blog:

A minority (46%) of users run windows. Linux hits
13% and Macintosh 19%. 

Mobile OSes make up about 20% of my visits
(half and half between iOS and Android).
Tablets are slightly over 5%.

A third of mobile users have an Apple iPhone.

The majority of my visitors are under 35 (62%).
46% are female.

About half of my visitors come from a search engine
(overwhelmingly Google). Social sites account for only
about 10% of my visits.

The most popular screen resolution is
1920x1080.

A majority use Chrome (50.7%) with only 
6% using Internet Explorer. 

Statistics about my blog:

A minority (46%) of users run windows. Linux hits
13% and Macintosh 19%. 

Mobile OSes make up about 20% of my visits
(half and half between iOS and Android).
Tablets are slightly over 5%.

A third of mobile users have an Apple iPhone.

The majority of my visitors are under 35 (62%).
46% are female.

About half of my visitors come from a search engine
(overwhelmingly Google). Social sites account for only
about 10% of my visits.

The most popular screen resolution is
1920x1080.

A majority use Chrome (50.7%) with only 
6% using Internet Explorer. ___

2014-09-10 16:55:23 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Can you guess whether I would vote yes or not in the Scottish referendum?

Can you guess whether I would vote yes or not in the Scottish referendum?___

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2014-09-08 17:27:56 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

“the unwritten rule is that when applying for funding, one should only propose experiments that one has already done”

“the unwritten rule is that when applying for funding, one should only propose experiments that one has already done”___

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2014-09-08 12:47:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

JavaEWAH v. 0.9.0 out now: A compressed alternative to the Java BitSet class

API: http://lemire.me/docs/javaewah/

JavaEWAH v. 0.9.0 out now: A compressed alternative to the Java BitSet class

API: http://lemire.me/docs/javaewah/___

2014-09-04 13:04:31 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"Employers and governments are no different. Once your automotive corporation has a social-media specialist, you cannot imagine not having one. Once you have compelled all colleges to have officers in charge of research grants, you cannot imagine how it could ever be otherwise. I call this transemployment.

So, irrespective of primary needs (food, lodging and reproduction), we create jobs that have abstract purposes. Sure, maybe we can automate the job of the social-media specialist. Maybe we can buy software that automatically represents the corporation on Twitter and Facebook. But since we do not really know what the social-media specialist does, how do we know that automation will work?"

"Employers and governments are no different. Once your automotive corporation has a social-media specialist, you cannot imagine not having one. Once you have compelled all colleges to have officers in charge of research grants, you cannot imagine how it could ever be otherwise. I call this transemployment.

So, irrespective of primary needs (food, lodging and reproduction), we create jobs that have abstract purposes. Sure, maybe we can automate the job of the social-media specialist. Maybe we can buy software that automatically represents the corporation on Twitter and Facebook. But since we do not really know what the social-media specialist does, how do we know that automation will work?"___

2014-08-28 21:13:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I watched a brilliant gardening video by Alan Titchmarsh months ago. He starts a garden with seedlings. Alas YouTube does not allow me to search through my own history. Can you help me find it? 

I watched a brilliant gardening video by Alan Titchmarsh months ago. He starts a garden with seedlings. Alas YouTube does not allow me to search through my own history. Can you help me find it? ___

2014-08-27 21:21:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-25 18:02:40 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

If you want to share a proof that P is equal to NP with me, please use the Comic Sans font, please use color and add a few cartoons. Naked pictures could help too. Otherwise I will not read it. Well, I will not read it in any case...

If you want to share a proof that P is equal to NP with me, please use the Comic Sans font, please use color and add a few cartoons. Naked pictures could help too. Otherwise I will not read it. Well, I will not read it in any case...___

2014-08-22 18:30:03 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

 Google Chrome has twice the market share of Internet Explorer... I do not understand this one. Yes, I use Google Chrome myself... but how could Google capture such an important market in such a short time? I thought that millions of office workers were stuck with Internet Explorer for life? The Canadian government still has internal web sites that only work with Internet Explorer.

 Google Chrome has twice the market share of Internet Explorer... I do not understand this one. Yes, I use Google Chrome myself... but how could Google capture such an important market in such a short time? I thought that millions of office workers were stuck with Internet Explorer for life? The Canadian government still has internal web sites that only work with Internet Explorer.___

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2014-08-21 19:50:09 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"Finnish students get their first university degree on average at 29"

"Finnish students get their first university degree on average at 29"___

2014-08-21 14:57:55 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I have read one too many study supposedly debunking the 10,000-hours rule.

I have read one too many study supposedly debunking the 10,000-hours rule.___

2014-08-15 19:19:54 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I am getting a bit tired to hear about "programmer shortages". We should be clear as to what kind of programmers are going to be in high demand in North America.

I am getting a bit tired to hear about "programmer shortages". We should be clear as to what kind of programmers are going to be in high demand in North America.___

2014-08-11 15:44:39 (34 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Many people are worried about their social status and inequality. We live in what I call a culture of envy."

"Many people are worried about their social status and inequality. We live in what I call a culture of envy."___

2014-08-07 01:43:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What I learned today: "Facebook makes it easier to get sex and keep friends without having a job."

What I learned today: "Facebook makes it easier to get sex and keep friends without having a job."___

2014-08-05 01:05:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

It appears that my web site http://lemire.me is not accessible from China. I have been censored!!! I must be doing something right.

It appears that my web site http://lemire.me is not accessible from China. I have been censored!!! I must be doing something right.___

2014-08-01 14:01:48 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

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2014-07-30 18:34:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Though the rich get richer, life is maybe less unfair than you think.

Though the rich get richer, life is maybe less unfair than you think.___

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2014-07-24 20:09:42 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Have a robot attend baseball games for you… This is a thing… 

Have a robot attend baseball games for you… This is a thing… ___

2014-07-24 19:00:30 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

There is a lot of truth behind this sentiment.

There is a lot of truth behind this sentiment.___

2014-07-22 16:43:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I really should not give business advice, but here it is anyhow.

I really should not give business advice, but here it is anyhow.___

2014-07-18 16:48:29 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

It is 2014 and I have to use a Java applet produced by Oracle tools to approve budgets. There must be some COBOL in there too.

Just so that we are clear: Java applets are an obsolete technology.

It is 2014 and I have to use a Java applet produced by Oracle tools to approve budgets. There must be some COBOL in there too.

Just so that we are clear: Java applets are an obsolete technology.___

2014-07-18 14:59:06 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"Academics are particularly susceptible to falling in love with pretty ideas that don’t improve anything" (+John Regehr)

"Academics are particularly susceptible to falling in love with pretty ideas that don’t improve anything" (+John Regehr)___

2014-07-12 15:10:15 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Evie Wyld is one of the most celebrated authors of her generation. She makes about £8,000 per year from writing novels. If you are a young author, you are probably lucky if you can match her success. These big publishers give back to the author about 12.5% (mostly through an advance), keeping the rest... With the same sales, as a self-published author with Amazon, Wyld would make making £45,000 a year (70%).

It seems to me that the author making 70% is the fair thing... the difficult part in making a book is not the marketing, editing or cover... the bulk of the work is done by the author... really... how is that even in question?

Unsurprisingly, many authors are trying to self-publish and they like it...

" 25% of writers had published something themselves. (...) Eighty-six per cent of those who had self-published said they would do so again.

I should addtha... more »

Evie Wyld is one of the most celebrated authors of her generation. She makes about £8,000 per year from writing novels. If you are a young author, you are probably lucky if you can match her success. These big publishers give back to the author about 12.5% (mostly through an advance), keeping the rest... With the same sales, as a self-published author with Amazon, Wyld would make making £45,000 a year (70%).

It seems to me that the author making 70% is the fair thing... the difficult part in making a book is not the marketing, editing or cover... the bulk of the work is done by the author... really... how is that even in question?

Unsurprisingly, many authors are trying to self-publish and they like it...

" 25% of writers had published something themselves. (...) Eighty-six per cent of those who had self-published said they would do so again.

I should add that big publishers require you to sign away your rights, whereas you get to keep them if you self-publish.___

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2014-07-11 13:09:49 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Achieving average returns on the stock market is hard!

c.c. +John Cook

Achieving average returns on the stock market is hard!

c.c. +John Cook___

2014-07-09 16:22:40 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

"(...) if you are pursing a career in science or software because it leads to a good and prestigious job (extrinsic motivation) and because you believe it is a meaningful and important activity (intrinsic motivation), you will do worse than if you have mostly just intrinsic motivation."

"(...) if you are pursing a career in science or software because it leads to a good and prestigious job (extrinsic motivation) and because you believe it is a meaningful and important activity (intrinsic motivation), you will do worse than if you have mostly just intrinsic motivation."___

2014-07-07 21:46:42 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Wrote this little post while taking some time off...

Wrote this little post while taking some time off...___

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2014-06-26 21:12:43 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

American corporations will be losing contracts with foreign governments and corporations. I know that it is going to be very hard for Canadian universities to outsource IT functions to American companies at this point... as these American companies are basically required to violate Canadian law by the American government. (Hint: In Canada, you cannot freely collect and share private information without just cause.) 

“There are indications that Verizon is legally required to provide certain things to the NSA, and that’s one of the reasons the cooperation with Verizon won’t continue”

Via http://TrendSpottr.com/___American corporations will be losing contracts with foreign governments and corporations. I know that it is going to be very hard for Canadian universities to outsource IT functions to American companies at this point... as these American companies are basically required to violate Canadian law by the American government. (Hint: In Canada, you cannot freely collect and share private information without just cause.) 

2014-06-20 00:56:50 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

"One of the tenets of anarchism is that groups should be temporary so that  bureaucracy does not come in" (Krist Novoselic) 

"One of the tenets of anarchism is that groups should be temporary so that  bureaucracy does not come in" (Krist Novoselic) ___

2014-06-19 00:56:50 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So what do we think about Amazon's smartphone? 

So what do we think about Amazon's smartphone? ___

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2014-06-17 03:52:17 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Who is ready to bet on the success of this new school?

___Who is ready to bet on the success of this new school?

2014-06-13 19:30:17 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

"Where a calculator like the ENIAC today  weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may perhaps weigh only 1½ tons." (Popular Mechanics 1949)

"Where a calculator like the ENIAC today  weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may perhaps weigh only 1½ tons." (Popular Mechanics 1949)___

2014-06-13 19:00:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A friend is telling me that POWER8 processors might have a bright future in server rooms... with affordable servers coming up. Thoughts?

A friend is telling me that POWER8 processors might have a bright future in server rooms... with affordable servers coming up. Thoughts?___

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