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Tim O'Reilly has been at 4 events

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Kevin Kelly550,466Sign up to hangout on air with us: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7Tim O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly on Makers and Cool Tools2014-02-24 23:00:00111G+
Reinventors Network778,749Here's a really hard problem that Larry Lessig is not sure how to solve: "Let's assume we've got a fundamentally corrupt government, in the precise sense that the dependence upon "funders" corrupts the intended dependence upon "the people alone," and that too many within that system are too deeply connected to it to push for its change. That means any effective movement for change has got to come from the outside. How would a grassroots movement in the Internet Age create the pressure such a change would require? How would the people who brought the Internet to scale tackle this problem?"Joining Larry in his effort is a veritable who's who of internet know-how, the folks who have built & scaled networks for change: internet pioneer Tim O'Reilly, Change.org Founder Ben Rattray, Moveon.org Executive Director Anna Galland, VC Brad Burnham, Executive Producer of TED Media June Cohen, Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, and Markos Moulitsas, Founder of Daily Kos. Reinvent Money in Politics2013-07-11 20:00:00196G+
Reinventors Network778,749Tim O'Reilly has some big ideas about how to dramatically modernize government regulation, from "algorithmic regulation" that harnesses computer power much like top tech companies in Silicon Valley to peer-to-peer self-regulation, where citizens increasingly take over from government bureaucrats, like relying more on Yelp-like reviews to keep an eye on restaurants. For more on the frame of the conversation in this virtual roundtable as well as who will be participating, check out the dedicated page linked below. Reinventors is a series of virtual roundtables done over the new medium of group video about how to fundamentally reinvent many of our 20th-century systems to work in the new realities of our 21st-century world. Each week we take on a new topic in our inaugural project to Reinvent America. Check out www.reinventors.net to learn more.Reinvent Regulation with Tim O'Reilly2013-04-23 20:00:00132G+
Vic Gundotra6,853,287Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold.If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002657G+

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Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator 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 ?2014-07-24 05:16:12476105CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484359283CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148437128133CC G+
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139639CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167591CC G+
Becky Collins10,282Mobile 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 ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215768CC G+
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337CC G+
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 02:32:17501012CC G+
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 09:51:20153649CC G+
Augmented Reality Developers7,548GREAT CIRCLEhello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-05-03 12:51:20203002CC G+
John Nuntiatio35,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small  2014-05-03 07:59:01448183CC G+
samudra alioande501. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-01 06:24:48496004CC G+
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426CC G+
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,962Tomorrow is a taxing day here in the United States. You get to decide if you want to buy Glass (sorry IRS). If you're not sure and would like to know what others are saying, add this circle.  You'll be able to look at public posts from people that use Glass and people that purchased Glass and put it on the shelf while software was being developed. You'll get both sides of the story. Hopefully this circle will help make the decision process a little easier. Don't forget to post your questions with #askanexplorer  so  people can chime in and help answer your questions. #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech   #glasswaiters  2014-04-14 21:08:59425105CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,961Sharing my curated circle of active Google Glass Explorers. These are the amazing people that know Google Glass and use it everyday. Please share!  If I missed anyone let me know.   #glassfamily   #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech  2014-04-10 22:47:58480738CC G+
Rusty Ferguson44,406۝►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►►The Power Ball, V6 from +Rusty FergusonNew Version Updated: 4-3-14 To Improve Your Engagement and Stream◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄۝A good shared circle will not only help you to grow your following and increase your engagement, it will also provide you with some quality people that you will be happy to have in your stream. For that reason, I have about 100 people in this circle that I would almost bet you will not share this circle. I would bet you, $1 a head on those that will not share. You have to bet on all 100 though. I’ll subtract a dollar for each one I get wrong. HahaI also will not add everyone that shares my circle to my shared circles. I have a massive database of trolls and spammers. I am constantly updating that.  They are not here.  It includes about 4000 people. It is constantly updated.  Send people in my circles or communities, community invites and other spam and you’ll soon find yourself blocked. If they are not following you, I really dislike that.  If you’re doing it, I will know and you will soon be gone.I don’t need to be the number one most shared circle to the point that it means loading you up with a ton of people I wouldn’t follow. I won’t do it.This is a circle made up of mostly of those that are known to share circles. However there are also over 100 profiles with incredible content or promote worthy causes. Most profiles are from those that have shared my circles in the past.A few of the featured profiles are:+Save the Children USA  +Institute for Veterans and Military Families +Veterans of Foreign Wars  +Habitat for Humanity+Alan Shapiro  an extraordinary photography with an awesome sense of humor.+Regina Pagles  with her awesome portraits +NASA +SETI Institute  For the Circle Sharers To remain or be added to this Circle do this:Plus this post. One of these days we will get 500 plusses!  Comment on this postShare this CircleAdd this Circle to your circles When you get re-shares of circles that you share, you’ll find that you are in more circles.  It is in your best interest to share it to your stream and tell others about the benefits of shared circles. Are You New to Circle Sharing?Here ar2014-04-02 14:35:54500294254307CC G+
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Gardening Circle for you#Gardening  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:14:154522310CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Merche Muñoz8,501#sharedcircles  2014-01-11 00:34:344939419CC G+
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001CC G+
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214CC G+
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449913173103CC G+
Jack Humphrey12,866Here's 500 of my top engagers #sharedcircles #circles2013-12-21 08:27:05500104CC G+
Haluk ÇETİN116New Year, New People +Haluk ÇETİN#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     #fullcircleshare 2013-12-09 16:23:3150113315CC G+
Fabian Weiland651#circleshare #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #journalism  2013-11-19 08:28:27198111CC G+
Sergii Daniloff1,193Have a nice week! Let's grow up together! Thanks for +1 and reshaping my last circle, especially:+Sophia Devetzi+Vercin Le Gaulois +Bikash Das +Josh Joslin +Riccardo Lemons #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circle #gplusers #sharers #activeengagers #followers #circlecount  2013-11-12 09:43:29377221129CC G+
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117CC G+
Sergii Daniloff937Enjoy new funny jokes and images! Add this exelent circle  to your circles and grow together in G+.#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circle #gplusers #sharers #activeengagers #followers #circlecount 2013-11-05 09:48:5034113514CC G+
Sergii Daniloff614A Power Circle! Have fun :) Thanks all for you comments and +1. I enjoy to be together! Add and Share! #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup2013-10-24 08:58:50231525CC G+
David Dickens6,451It seems the young folks on Google plus are sharing their circles these days. I've got one great circle to share: 99 verified profiles of active Google plus folks drawn from my circles and my followers.Now some of the names you'll recognize, in such a list you'll always catch a few celebrities. But there are some other folks in this list that might surprise you and a few secret gems. Feel free to share this circle.Want to join my circle of verified profiles? Just 1) be active, 2) get your profile verified, and 3) comment below or send me a note. #sharedcircles   #verified  2013-10-22 16:04:5799201CC G+
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492206CC G+
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512CC G+
Jed Lloyd2,672SATURDAY CIRCLE SHAREHi Guys , Heres a #circleshare for you to take a look at.42 Tech HeadsGet involved :1. Comment on my post2. Add some people that you like and circle them3. Share the circle again4. Number +1 my postEnjoy The Tech Heads #share #circleshare #add #follow #+1 #circles #technology #cool #engagement2013-09-07 22:38:5242715CC G+
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 05:59:42501223CC G+
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415CC G+
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146CC G+
Tajamal Hussain8482013-07-18 08:14:05500532552CC G+
Kay Bo2,114This is my "Artecjo-Circle" These people keep me updated in regards to Ar t, tec hnics and jo kes.I included myself, even though I am not funny at all. #circleshare   #circleshit   #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #sharedcircles   2013-07-09 22:32:47228104CC G+
Keith I Myers164Hey All,I added 78 names to my Glass User Circle that I shared last week, Here is my updated copy. As always, if you want to be added to this list, just shoot me a message or respond to this post. Dont forget to add me to your circles as well-Keith2013-07-09 01:10:4437921211CC G+
Keith I Myers118I figure it is time for a old fashioned Glass Explorer   #CircleShare  - PM me if you want to be added to the shared circle and I will get you in there.  Don't forget to add me to yours as well. 2013-07-03 15:37:10320826CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #2 The ones with last names that start from N-Z.These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles. We try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know).And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.2013-06-21 03:47:32198124CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123CC G+
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628CC G+
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852956CC G+
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500705466CC G+
Dylan Cuffy2,364#WhatLiesAground And to start things off with the circle showcase, this is "Following", my main group. If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, you're already included there--newcomer +Jens Graikowski included!If you want to add some variety to your stream, please add this and give it a try. Every kinda people makes our world go round!2013-05-30 00:24:32165202CC G+
Too Big Has Failed135Our circle of highly interactive people on the topic of Wall Street corruption. This circle has nearly doubled since the last time we shared it, and we hope it will double again. These are good people to add if you want 1) interaction and 2) Wall Street reform. Let us know if we inadvertently missed you, and we'll add you to the circle!2013-05-22 20:28:26132617CC G+

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2014-05-27 00:28:36 (179 comments, 13 reshares, 111 +1s)

Spend a minute watching this powerful video. Then dedicate yourself to getting any politician who is unwilling to stand up to the NRA out of office.

It will bring tears to your eyes and anger to your heart.

Most reshares: 219

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2014-04-29 14:10:10 (30 comments, 219 reshares, 259 +1s)

How to Raise Moral Children

I thought this article on child-raising had a lot of good ideas in it.  There was stuff that was new to me, and stuff that was old, but the old stuff was worth reviewing, and the new research quite enlightening.

Do read the article even if you don't have children. The principles it outlines apply to our lives as adults as well, to leadership in the workplace and in the world.  And while I've reproduced many of the best bits below, it's well worth going to the article itself, because it is heavily linked to the original research.

What matters most is not achievement but caring

The article opened with the familiar advice that "when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated."  But it went from there in a surprising direction:
&q... more »

Most plusones: 1086

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2014-05-30 22:18:54 (78 comments, 155 reshares, 1086 +1s)

Amazing sidewalk succulent on a street in Oakland.

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2014-07-17 14:47:50 (23 comments, 18 reshares, 100 +1s)

Stories like this make me ashamed to be a US citizen.  We are abdicating our responsibility as citizens as long as we allow our government - the one institution that is designed to look out for everyone equally - to outsource key functions to for-profit companies, and then look away as they use their position to abuse the powerless!

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2014-07-14 11:58:13 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 167 +1s)

Back now from a wonderful holiday in Ireland.  It included a "Hawk Walk" in Killarney with Killarney Falconry.  At the end, we had this picture with a hunting owl.  (He only hunts at night, but he takes pictures during the day :-)

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2014-07-14 00:40:38 (116 comments, 37 reshares, 161 +1s)

Kurdish vs Palestinian Strategies for Independence

This article makes a really good point, contrasting the Kurds with the Palestinians:

"This is what Barham Salih, the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, told me years ago: “Compare us to other liberation movements around the world. We are very mature. We don’t engage in terror. We don’t condone extremist nationalist notions that can only burden our people. Please compare what we have achieved in the Kurdistan national-authority areas to the Palestinian national authority. … We have spent the last 10 years building a secular, democratic society, a civil society.” What, he asked, have the Palestinians built?"

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2014-07-08 08:22:30 (10 comments, 22 reshares, 58 +1s)

Code for America is seeking fellows for their 2015 Fellowship! Application site is as follows, and deadline is 7/15.
http://codeforamerica.org/apply

Code for America fellows are developers, designers and project managers committed to discovering new ways that technology can help address the challenges that our governments face.  

Modern technology tools and approaches can foster collaboration and build trust while helping cities better address the challenges they face. If you want to make a difference while doing what you love, this is your chance — use your skills to build technology that helps local governments work better for the communities that they serve.

Fellows and government staff work together to foster new approaches to problem solving, build apps and effectively use technology and data to address social issues. In past years, teams have worked onin... more »

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2014-07-05 01:18:03 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)

It's almost fireworks time in Tulsa!

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2014-07-04 20:11:27 (17 comments, 42 reshares, 138 +1s)

+Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, a crowdfunded super PAC to end the influence of big money in politics, is closing in on $4 million of its $5 million target.

Help get it over the finish line! This is really important. Pledge now

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2014-06-23 02:13:10 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 69 +1s)

Fundraiser for Libby Schaaf for Mayor of Oakland at the BlueSprout industrial co working space. Oakland is a Maker city. Libby will be a Maker - friendly mayor. But she is most of all a doer who will help city government to work for its citizens!

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2014-06-15 16:08:34 (22 comments, 60 reshares, 143 +1s)

 +Maria Konnikova's NY Times article about the role of time and attention scarcity in the cycle of poverty was arresting and important. It really echoed some of the issues that we've seen at +Code for America - there's a section at the end of the article that is going to be quoted often by people involved in the business of improving government services:

"If poverty is about time and mental bandwidth as well as money, how does this change how we combat its effects? 'When we think about programs for the poor, we don’t ever think, hey, let’s give them programs that don’t use a lot of bandwidth,' says Mr. Mullainathan. Instead, we fault people for failing to sign up for programs that are ostensibly available, even though we don’t factor in the time and cognitive capacity they need to get past even the first step.

“'If I give people a verycomplicated... more »

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2014-06-14 21:18:02 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 81 +1s)

There is so much variety in Oakland! Sitting on a deck overlooking the water, looking up to the city, after just having toured the BlueSprout "industrial coworking" space (think Maker space meets factory) at Embarcadero Cove.

Around the corner, lunch at Quinn's, overlooking the water.

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2014-06-14 17:45:34 (90 comments, 33 reshares, 382 +1s)

A good reason to never buy anything from Restoration Hardware ever again! This is an epic piece of junk mail. They claim they did it in some ecologically neutral way, but I don't buy it. In today's world, this is immoral and monumentally stupid.

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2014-06-14 15:24:44 (12 comments, 23 reshares, 190 +1s)

"We don't need new policies. We need better implementation."

Last night, I hosted Oakland City Councilor and mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf at a house party to introduce her to my neighbors. In response to a question about what to do about one of Oakland's many problems, she said "We don't need new policies.  We need better implementation."  And in response to a question about disengaged city employees, she talked about the ones who really want to make a difference, and are just waiting to be activated.

That resonated so strongly with me, because just the night before, I'd been at a talk by +Mikey Dickerson about the healthcare.gov rescue effort, which sounded almost exactly the same notes.  It's easy to imagine heroic Silicon Valley coders riding to the rescue, but Mikey pointed out that they wrote very little code.  Much of therescu... more »

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2014-05-31 14:50:24 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 127 +1s)

This is ridiculous! Companies submit inaccurate data, so the SEC wants to let them just hide it by going back to paper documents. #opendata makes the errors obvious. The answer is to fix the errors, not to blame open data for showing them, and give public companies a free pass on inaccurate reporting!

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2014-05-30 22:24:50 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 50 +1s)

As you may know, I'm a big fan of the idea that government should act as a platform, not always as an end-to-end solution provider.  The government open data movement is a big step in this direction, because it lets outside innovators build on top of one major government asset:  the data it collects.

To that end, any API designers (or potential users) who want to give feedback to the US Department of Education on the design of their open data APIs, now is your chance.  Details below.

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2014-05-30 22:18:54 (78 comments, 155 reshares, 1086 +1s)

Amazing sidewalk succulent on a street in Oakland.

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2014-05-27 16:49:55 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)

Great talk by Maciej Ceglowski.  Funny, smart, and with an important message.  Just like Maciej all around.  It is too long since I've spent time with him!

I loved his thoughts on regulation, quoted below.  I don't agree with his initial statement that it should be "illegal to collect" certain kinds of data but do agree that it should be "illegal to permanently store" it. I think that's what he thinks too, if you read on beyond that first line.

REGULATE

It should be illegal to collect and permanently store most kinds of behavioral data.

In the United States, they warn us the world will end if someone tries to regulate the Internet. But the net itself was born of a fairly good regulatory framework that made sure de facto net neutrality existed for decades, paid for basic research into protocols and software, cleared the way forbus... more »

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2014-05-27 14:13:57 (32 comments, 34 reshares, 138 +1s)

Amazon's War on Publishers

While I love Amazon, I've always been wary about how they would act when they achieved sufficient market dominance.  Well, now we know.

P.S. I find it more than a little sad to see the Author's Guild only now crying foul, since their lawsuit against Google over Book Search effectively drove Google from the market and eliminated one possible source of competition for Amazon. 

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2014-05-27 00:28:36 (179 comments, 13 reshares, 111 +1s)

Spend a minute watching this powerful video. Then dedicate yourself to getting any politician who is unwilling to stand up to the NRA out of office.

It will bring tears to your eyes and anger to your heart.

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2014-05-25 14:36:38 (16 comments, 24 reshares, 190 +1s)

A few weeks ago, I had a bit of time free after some meetings in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (the annex to the White House, formerly The War Department), and took the chance to explore the old War Department library on the fourth floor.  (It's upstairs from the Indian Treaty Room, then straight down the hall to the other side of the building.)  What a wonderful home for books!  An enchanting place to spend an afternoon, if you can get in.

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2014-05-13 20:58:26 (42 comments, 6 reshares, 130 +1s)

What old O'Reilly book do you still have? What's your newest?
Share pics of your old/new O'Reilly books!

Pictured here are +Jon Johns 1st, TCP/IP (2nd Ed., 1998) and the newest, (Creating Apps in Kivy).
#books   #oreilly   #Nostalgia  

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2014-05-13 20:55:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

Very thoughtful piece by +Jon Bruner. Tech is part of everything now. What defines the "tech sector"?

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2014-05-08 13:55:51 (23 comments, 36 reshares, 109 +1s)

What a fascinating read about the crisis of reproducibility in science!  Long, rambling, but quite provocative! An unusual take.  What is wrong with our statistical approach to evidence?

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2014-05-07 22:07:34 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

Registration for  the +O'Reilly Velocity Conference New York is open and the program has been announced. Check out the awesome lineup, including +Lindsay Holmwood,  +Tobin Titus,  +Nicole Sullivan,  +Bridget Kromhout,  and more: http://oreil.ly/1kFhuJg

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2014-05-06 14:15:26 (5 comments, 26 reshares, 103 +1s)

O'Reilly celebrates the Day Against DRM by offering 50% off e-books. No restrictions apply.  Of course the books are DRM-free year round, but the entire catalog (plus those of all the other tech and business publishers we distribute, who have also agreed to go DRM-free) is on sale today only, to raise awareness that it is possible to have a healthy business selling digital goods without DRM.  Discount rises to 60% for orders over $100.

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2014-05-04 14:31:16 (22 comments, 45 reshares, 88 +1s)

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

There is an interesting op-ed in the NY Times by Alfie Cohn, who has written a new book, The Myth of the Spoiled Child.

The article opens:

"THE conventional wisdom these days is that kids come by everything too easily — stickers, praise, A’s, trophies. It’s outrageous, we’re told, that all kids on the field may get a thanks-for-playing token, in contrast to the good old days, when recognition was reserved for the conquering heroes.

"Children are said to be indulged and overcelebrated, spared from having to confront the full impact of their inadequacy. There are ringing declarations about the benefits of frustration and the need for grit.

"These themes are sounded with numbing regularity, yet those who sound them often adopt a self-congratulatory tone, as if it took extraordinary gumption to saypretty ... more »

2014-05-04 14:15:25 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s)

Today at 2pm, Harvard geneticist George Church is coming to the Media
Lab to talk about genome sequencing and the interplay of biology and
technology with Neil Gershenfeld, Joe Jacobson, and me. Come and watch
at the Lab or join us via the live webcast. #MLTalks
http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2014/05/02/media-lab-conversations-series-george-church

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2014-04-29 19:33:10 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 39 +1s)

This is a really great review of my friend +William Janeway's book, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy.  It succinctly lays out the key premises of the book, and explains why they are so important to a proper understanding of the role of venture capital, government, and bubbles in the growth of our economy.

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2014-04-29 14:10:10 (30 comments, 219 reshares, 259 +1s)

How to Raise Moral Children

I thought this article on child-raising had a lot of good ideas in it.  There was stuff that was new to me, and stuff that was old, but the old stuff was worth reviewing, and the new research quite enlightening.

Do read the article even if you don't have children. The principles it outlines apply to our lives as adults as well, to leadership in the workplace and in the world.  And while I've reproduced many of the best bits below, it's well worth going to the article itself, because it is heavily linked to the original research.

What matters most is not achievement but caring

The article opened with the familiar advice that "when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated."  But it went from there in a surprising direction:
&q... more »

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2014-04-29 13:15:20 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 57 +1s)

The stories here are truly astonishing!  In the Basque country, they lift giant stones for sport:

"Mr. Perurena is a butcher, a soap opera star on Basque television and, now, a tour guide. But he’s famous in these parts for his stone-lifting feats, and after watching a short film of his superhuman lifting exploits in the museum, it’s easy to see why. We watched footage of him hoisting stones that weigh more than 700 pounds; more footage where he lifted a 589-pound stone with one hand; and yet more in which he rolled a 465-pound stone around his neck 36 times in one minute. He told us that once, to celebrate the airing of the 1,700th episode of “Goenkale,” the soap opera he stars in, he lifted a 212-pound stone 1,700 times in nine hours."

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2014-04-29 04:19:06 (43 comments, 17 reshares, 85 +1s)

I love Robert Shiller's idea of indexing tax rates to income inequality http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/business/better-insurance-against-inequality.html

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2014-04-20 12:17:55 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 179 +1s)

The heart of a star in the heart of a plant. At the National Botanic Garden yesterday.

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2014-04-18 11:30:25 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 60 +1s)

I wrote a post on the Radar blog the other day about how we need to design for the humans in the Internet of Things.  I suggested we call it The Internet of Things and Humans (or #IoTH, not #IoT) to remind us of this fact.  It isn't just a technology play; it's a UX play.

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2014-04-16 11:20:48 (13 comments, 28 reshares, 86 +1s)

The Spring 2014 issue of BioCoder is out now, download your free copy http://oreil.ly/1kp6HpT Fungi; DIYBiomimicry; Hacking Lab Equip + more

We’re at the start of a revolution that will transform our lives as radically as the computer revolution of the 70s. The biological revolution will touch every aspect of our lives: food and health, certainly, but also art, recreation, law, business, and much more.

BioCoder is the newsletter of that revolution. It’s about biology as it moves from research labs into startup incubators, hacker spaces, and even homes. It’s about a very old programming language that we’re just beginning to understand, and that’s written in a code made up of organic chemicals. It’s the product of a sharing community of scientists that stretches from grade school to post docs and university faculty.
#Biocoder   #DIYBiology   #Biology   #biotechnology  #BioTech  #O... more »

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2014-04-16 00:28:51 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)

Did you get your ticket for #OReillySolid yet? Last chance for Early Price ends on Thursday, April 17.

Check out the program & get your spot at +Fort Mason Center May 21-22 for 100+ speakers, #robotics demos, #3DPrinting , and #IoT  in action http://oreil.ly/OBlYYE

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2014-04-13 14:43:09 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 64 +1s)

Journalism vs. Punditry: NPR's Kelly McEvers on Why Reporting Matters

There was a great segment on KQED Forum the other day with NPR correspondent Kelly McEvers.  Throughout the segment, she talked about the power of reporting.  She tells the story of when she was called to Bahrain for a government press conference about how all the protests were settled, and heard instead of how there was brutal crackdown going on in a nearby town that very day, rushed to the scene, and were able to report the substance rather than the government-controlled show.  

But perhaps the best moment comes at the end of the interview, reproduced below.  (It starts about about minute 47:48 in the audio file.)

Caller:  I was in Syria too, and it really bothers me that people like you that have such a rare and important experience, that you don't give your own opinion.  Forinsta... more »

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2014-04-07 14:04:58 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)

It's here! A complete video archive of #FluentConf  2014 is now available for purchase.

Now you can watch all the sessions you missed in person!

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2014-04-07 13:07:19 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)

Instant Wild is an amazing project for monitoring and protecting endangered species. This interview with the founder explains what it is and how you can help.

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2014-04-03 18:59:48 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)

"Manufacturing, Design, Hardware, and the Code that makes sense of it all",  +Joichi Ito & +Jon Bruner 

Joi Ito, +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  Media Lab director  talks with Jon Bruner, Editor-at-large. Co-chair of O'Reilly Solid about things like Agile A/B Testing for Hardware, the modular approach to manufacturing and innovation, and the idea that the current user interface for portable devices is really very narrow, and could be much more than the eye and finger that it currently is.

#industrialinternet   #internetofthings   #Wearables   #OReilly   #OReillySolid  

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2014-04-02 20:30:35 (27 comments, 19 reshares, 85 +1s)

Well worth reading.  We are going to need a lot more climate data, and a lot more people figuring out how to use it. Open data platforms are a good way to get that happening.

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2014-04-01 15:36:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

Important thought of the day, from +John Allspaw (via Courtney Nash)

“…web applications have a tendency to become business critical applications, and business-critical applications have a tendency to become safety-critical systems”
 

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2014-04-01 15:34:22 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s)

The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans.

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2014-04-01 13:25:03 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)

"Automation surprise" at fault in airline crash?

"Automation surprise" is a great term. Was it pilot error or bad software? Evidently, both. Automation surprise occurs when we don't really have the mechanics of a new interface worked out. When that happens in a desktop or mobile application we shake our fists in frustration or cuss out loud, but when it is around a physical system like a car or an airplane, a lot more is at stake.

As the robot revolution progresses, UX design will be seen as more than a "nice to have."  It will literally save lives.

via Jim Stogdill on the O'Reilly Radar backchannel. Expect an extended post on radar.oreilly.com soon...

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2014-03-31 21:25:07 (12 comments, 72 reshares, 210 +1s)

Google+ and LinkedIn Social Referral Traffic = More Engaged
(vs. Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest): http://tnw.co/1iSbhvn

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2014-03-31 21:22:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Do you know of any great #Hardware startups? Three days left to submit your application to the Hardware Startup Showcase 2014 to pitch your early stage company to investors and influencers at #OReillySolid. http://oreil.ly/1mFJJgw 

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2014-03-29 02:31:31 (44 comments, 137 reshares, 366 +1s)

Anger in GitHub Commit Messages
Source: http://geeksta.net/geeklog/exploring-expressions-emotions-github-commit-messages/

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2014-03-29 02:24:47 (6 comments, 18 reshares, 118 +1s)

The Makani team had a busy winter, focused on improving wing design and control systems to enable better energy capture. 

The most recent set of flight tests introduced an upgraded Wing 7, the newest model 30 kilowatt prototype. We’ve extended the length of the fuselage cowling, the carbon fiber casing that smoothes airflow between the wing and tail joint, and modified the control flaps to redistribute load during flight. These upgrades resulted in increased aerodynamic efficiency and overall performance, including an expected 7% increase in power generation.

This week we also launched an updated website, which you can see at: www.google.com/makani . 

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2014-03-27 19:53:30 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 48 +1s)

Technology that gets under your skin
 From  +Jenn Webb  http://oreil.ly/1h0yHKK 

Embeddables won't just be a revolution in functionality, but will dramatically alter how people fit into society. - +O'Reilly Radar 

Editor’s note: we’re running a series of five excerpts from our forthcoming book Designing for Emerging Technologies, a compilation of works by industry experts in areas of user experience design related to genomics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and the Industrial Internet of Things.

In this excerpt, author Andy Goodman, group director at Fjord Madrid, looks beyond wearable computing to a deeper, more personal emerging computing technology: embeddables. Goodman says that beyond wearables and implants lies a future symbiosis of human and machine that will transform not only the delivery of information and services, but human natureas well. ... more »

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2014-03-26 14:17:15 (12 comments, 40 reshares, 118 +1s)

I wrote a long piece on LinkedIn reflecting on Steven Brill's excellent Time Magazine cover story "Code Red_", about the rescue of healthcare.gov by a small team of volunteer techies from Silicon Valley. My conclusions:   

Hats off to the rescue team.  They did a great service, while also demonstrating that yes, a small team with the right skills can do more than disorganized, mismanaged teams of contractors charging the government hundreds of millions of dollars.  But if we think that bringing Silicon Valley to the rescue is that simple, we're missing the big opportunity, which is to change the way we design and manage these projects. 

The lesson of the Code Red exercise wasn't that you can just sprinkle some Silicon Valley fairy dust and go back to business as usual.  The "emergency measures" of the rescue need to lead us to a profound rethinkingof ho... more »

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2014-03-21 16:18:22 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 45 +1s)

Techies: tired of complaining about government? Want to make it better instead? Consider applying to the Presidential Innovation Fellows. You will have a real opportunity to make a difference.

2014-03-19 18:06:19 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)

Surveillance, the Constitution, and Reciprocal Trust

Wow! What an important, clear formulation of the massive issues raised by NSA surveillance of all Americans.  The description of a panel discussion put on next month by the Philadelphia Bar Association:

"One of the core principles that gave life to the Constitution is the philosophy that reciprocal trust between government and its citizens is necessary for a healthy democratic society. This panel will explore the effect that pervasive, persistent surveillance programs have on this relationship, and whether our constitutional values can sustain a surveillance state."

via +Jim Stogdill 

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2014-03-13 17:18:02 (9 comments, 26 reshares, 69 +1s)

"One assumption the industry seems to be making is that pleasure comes from the reduction of work, an increase in leisure time, and automation. But sometimes pleasure comes from work." via +Jenn Webb and +Jim Stogdill 

That is so true!  I pair that quote with one from When Nietzche Wept, by Irvin Yalom:  "First will what is necessary. Then love what you will."  Learning to love doing what you have to do is a wonderful way to develop good life habits around chores.  (It could easily guide you wrong in other areas, but is a useful mental touchstone.)

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