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John Kellden has been at 9 events

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John Kellden29,730Make Things Happenhttp://goo.gl/6I8Iat6 PM GMT+1A Q&A session. Everyone most welcome. It''ll be recorded, for those who can't make it. The Q&A continues in the Conversation Community in topics and posts, everyone is most welcome to join there as well:http://goo.gl/5N0f2qThings Happeninghttp://goo.gl/pGZCDiConversation Community: Make Things Happen2014-05-27 18:00:0079G+
John Kellden29,730A recorded Hangout On Air where we will talk about what's happening in the Conversation Community. Conversation Community Productshttp://goo.gl/6Xy9EHConversation Community Dynamic Synopsishttp://goo.gl/VXgfYbConversation Community Taxonomyhttp://goo.gl/2TaEsrConversation Community: Dynamic Synopsis2014-05-06 18:00:0024G+
John Kellden29,730Social PresenceThe part of our own unique story that carries in a network.Become part of the Fieldbook by writing 500 words, adding your own perspective on social presence. The format is a short intro, followed by a Q&A.It'll be recorded, so no prob if you can't make it,and will be turned into a Conversation Communitypost for any further questions.Everyone, most welcome!Conversation Communityhttp://goo.gl/wsEqcLConversation Community: Social Presence Fieldbook2014-04-03 19:00:0011G+
John Kellden29,730Work as a subset of play, the love of the whole game and writing blog posts as if people mind and matter.Conversation Community: Small Is Beautiful2014-03-18 20:00:0016G+
John Kellden29,730Patterns and Pathways for bridging between content and monetizing.Conversation Community: Content and Monetizing2014-01-29 09:31:073G+
Google Partners918,764A vital topic for all aspects of the modern-day enterprise, ‘Big data’ and our increasing ability to analyse in real-time and cost effectively is leading to innovation, optimised customer experiences, and smarter decision making.On November 21st, Google invites you to learn directly from those who are utilising Big Data to great effect, and the technology driven marketing that is enabling them to do so. The event will include presentations and panel discussions on key customer data themes including CRM, Social Media, Mobile, AdTech, Retail technology and Analytics, to build a cohesive vision of the customer data driven organisation of the future. Confirmed speakers include AKQA, Google, Asda, doubleclick,  and Mr and Mrs Smith. Be inspired by a glimpse into the Future of Customer Data, and understand the steps you need to take to get there.Agenda for the morning: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PlhfxsmvPqYOTbd4pyt_zu1BJcY_VMl_2R0G0e_qUqo/edit?usp=sharingThe Future of Big Customer Data2013-11-21 10:15:00180G+
John Kellden29,730Writing Google+ Posts2013-10-22 19:00:005G+
John Kellden29,730Conversation Community Hangout+John Kellden & +ConversationLab proudly presents:A meeting where we get to say Hi, and engage in a Q&A around:Success: A remarkably simple business planAdd three things:A. Awesomely magnificent team spiritB. Client who gives a damnC. Half-bad thingy with lots of potentialTo these seventeen steps:1. Customer?...17. Next eminently doable steps?Let's see what 2c we can add in an hour. Welcome!JohnConversation Community2013-06-04 16:00:005G+
Yifat Cohen68,885What if you could get foreign clients from across the globe and truly become the world leader in your industry?LET'S WALK YOU THROUGH SETTING YOUR BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY.Let's face it - the internet has flatten the world and doing business internationally is not a matter of Why it's a matter of When.JUST THE FACTS, NO BS.+Katya Barry lived and worked in 3 countries.She has over 14 years of professional experience in international sales and marketing, as well as cross-cultural, educational and technical training.Katya works with international clients on daily basis.She has and is living in an expat circle, so she speaks from her real life experience.She is a mum, a university lecturer in organizational behavior, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, wife, and she doesn't do BS - she has no time for that and neither do you!GOT QUESTIONS FOR KATYA? LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS AND WE'LL GET THEM ANSWERED.Katya Barry is an International Business and Expat Coach who helps establish relationships with foreign clients, expand businesses overseas and create the most of international experiences.She is known as Global Attitude Architect and all her work is based on her own personal and professional global experiences. She is an expat mum to two TCKs and runs her business on an international scale from her current home base in Germany.*Test drive Katya's expertise in her free mini Foreignation session www.katyabarry.com/foreignation*Just getting clients? That’s overrated.2013-04-25 18:00:4527G+

John Kellden has been shared in 489 public circles

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Rosie Taylor7,775#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-30 19:10:17437000CC G+
Rosie Taylor7,685#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-28 04:42:3243611814CC G+
Rosie Taylor7,549#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-26 15:36:494367510CC G+
Viviane C M Leite24,858This is my TOP Sharers Circle, rolling for the 1st time.If you wanna be here, do as in the Sharers Code:AddPlusLeave your  a commentShare publiclyThank you all amazing fellas for keeping me in your circles and for sharing amazing stuff! May you all have a great week!Notably: +Rogerio Manica +Manica Circles +Robby Ball +Robby Ball +Maria Morisot +Mario Falcetti +Moan Lisa +Lilliana Miller  +Vladimir Samsonov and the whole bunch!2014-08-17 22:45:5210412912CC G+
Rosie Taylor6,786#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-14 17:21:1443712618CC G+
Rosie Taylor6,645#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-13 14:44:2843710930CC G+
Dr. John Cassone11,938Dr. John's August Selectgood content and engagementThese are people I follow, engage with, and suggest for my new followers who want quality people in their stream. I've also included some of my new engagers.This is not a megacircle. People are only added based on good content or my experience engaging with them.Best way to sort and manage your stream:1. add new circle2. follow it in your stream separately 3. engage with those that interest you (good content/interaction)4. cherry pick those you like and make your own circles5. let go of the rest (or put them in a circle that's dialed down on your stream)If you add too many people too often then you will not build meaningful connections which is the point here.Circle Management Basics:1. Circles control who you follow:> I might feel like reading the news so I have a news channel circle. I don't build relationships with these pages but follow them and share content when interesting. This way I can completely control my stream based on my mood.2. Circles control who your share to: > Share to your interests: I like martial arts but most of my followers do not. By collecting a circle of others that like martial arts I can share specifically to those interested in this topic and not bore anyone.> I have also collected an "inner circle" of g-peeps that I have gotten to know and share more person pics and info with.3. Control your stream flow:> When you click on a specific circle in your stream you can adjust how much the posts from that circle appear in your "everything" stream. > Organize people based on flow: I have three main circles called 1, 2, and 3. I have the amount of flow dialed in priority (circle 1 is high, 2 is medium, and 3 is low). I move people between circles based on the progression of our relationship. > Notify circle: I have another circle with people that I don't want to miss a single post from. This circle is set to notify me whenever someone from it posts. This is a great way to focus on building a relationship with specific people.Happy Plussing :)2014-08-07 14:37:331779413CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov63,736Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all!Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Share and be sharedБуду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами...I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.2014-08-06 22:45:55300151143161CC G+
John Kellden29,637Good Evening Dear Googleverse NetizensBeen ages since I shared a circle. This one is put together by +Lynn Keller which means there's good people in it.Pleased to meet you all.2014-08-05 20:33:40201737CC G+
Lynn Keller7,237I've put together this  circle which includes a host of engaging, appealing, interesting people from different communities and ongoing conversations. Best to all! #circlecount #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-08-05 20:16:01374827CC G+
Rosie Taylor5,599#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:14:58437319CC G+
Johnathan Yesson30,544TO GAIN MORE G+ CIRCLES DO THE FOLLOWING:1.) +12.) RE-SHARE3.) ADD PEOPLESIMPLE!#circle #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #SuperCircle #sharepubliccircle #sharedcircles #shared #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #googlecircleshare #ShareThis #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addtoyourcircles #engagerscircle #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #megacircle #plus1 #plus1this #plus1it #plusonethispost #getmorefollowers #followme #addme #circlesdiscovery #epiccircle 2014-07-29 13:59:14501302137CC G+
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 05:16:124763112CC G+
Rosie Taylor4,669GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-22 08:52:58437639CC G+
Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de4,933+Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de  hat Folgendes ursprünglich geteilt: **************NEW  CIRCLE EDITION*************                                     Boost your visibility on Google+  & share this unitedcircle!To be added to the unitedcircle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLICBest wishes from germany   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #unitedcircle   #followers  2014-07-21 15:55:045010118CC G+
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493394057CC G+
Dr. John Cassone11,568Dr. John's July Selectgood content and engagementThese are people I follow, engage with, and suggest for my new followers who want quality people in their stream. I've also included some of my new engagers.This is not a megacircle. People are only added based on good content or my experience engaging with them.Best way to sort and manage your stream:1. add new circle2. follow it in your stream separately 3. engage with those that interest you (good content/interaction)4. cherry pick those you like and make your own circles5. let go of the rest (or put them in a circle that's dialed down on your stream)If you add too many people too often then you will not build meaningful connections which is the point here.Circle Management Basics:1. Circles control who you follow:> I might feel like reading the news so I have a news channel circle. I don't build relationships with these pages but follow them and share content when interesting. This way I can completely control my stream based on my mood.2. Circles control who your share to: > Share to your interests: I like martial arts but most of my followers do not. By collecting a circle of others that like martial arts I can share specifically to those interested in this topic and not bore anyone.> I have also collected an "inner circle" of g-peeps that I have gotten to know and share more person pics and info with.3. Control your stream flow:> When you click on a specific circle in your stream you can adjust how much the posts from that circle appear in your "everything" stream. > Organize people based on flow: I have three main circles called 1, 2, and 3. I have the amount of flow dialed in priority (circle 1 is high, 2 is medium, and 3 is low). I move people between circles based on the progression of our relationship. > Notify circle: I have another circle with people that I don't want to miss a single post from. This circle is set to notify me whenever someone from it posts. This is a great way to focus on building a relationship with specific people.Happy Plussing :)2014-07-13 19:18:1119017315CC G+
Alessandro Marrella0#DigitalMarketing best influencers circleI created this circle with all the best influencers on Google+. If you are interested about Digital Marketing you should definitely follow them!If you have anyone to suggest, please comment below :)Tags: #onlinemarketing   #webmarketing   #socialmediamarketing   #smm   #inboundmarketing   #contentmarketing   #seo   #sem   #adwords   #marketing   #advertising   #circleshare   #circle  2014-07-13 16:49:28178021CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,937GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:46:0443811218CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,043* Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle and follow*Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #sharecircleoftheday   #follow   #followback   #sport   #betting  2014-07-10 10:49:37492262053CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,509GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:51:4843810410CC G+
shareing circle3,227♥♥♥ Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle ♥♥♥2014-07-06 07:44:353975314CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky88,437Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all!Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Share and be sharedБуду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами...I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2014-07-04 13:20:29405401967CC G+
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303CC G+
Furkan Tortcu70#Circle #CircleSharing #Share #CircleOfTheDay #ShareCircle #ADD #Google+ #Google #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #GooglePlusTips #Friends #SocialMedia #AddCircle #Engagers #AddPeople #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #EngagersCircle #PublicSharedCircles2014-07-02 13:38:575014311CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,187GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:08:1943814414CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,115GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-01 06:48:374385211CC G+
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 10:59:0549119415CC G+
Rosie Taylor2,861GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:45:54438609CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu52,356They are the Survivors, a circle I'm going to share more often, because it has its own dynamic :)I hope you receive the notification this time, and if you receive it, it means you are in the circle, so you are not required to do anything. Just a "+1" from your part will be greatly appreciated, there's no need to spend your precious time with sharing or commenting.For non-members, I think you have to figure out on your own what to do, because usually I don't promise anything, I'm don't barter my circles membership. If you add the circle, it's definitively your gain, so I strongly suggest you to do so. The circle's title is not in vain, it really suggests the circle's dynamic. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  This, like all of my other circles, is an homage to you.Thank you very much for being my friends!2014-06-26 14:46:19412442853CC G+
Rosie Taylor2,837GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:53:08438839CC G+
Deal-Dx4,604Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #circlesharing   #dx   #freeshipping   #products  2014-06-25 12:59:454639315CC G+
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6 #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  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:10:08455309CC G+
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6#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  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:05:14443028CC G+
Robert Connor10,617photographers in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2014-06-20 11:20:09495462576CC G+
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215CC G+
Ana Sandy833To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-17 17:29:154526412CC G+
Maulida Madura111Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-17 17:06:154965117CC G+
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky87,485Good morning /evening to all!This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.#ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-14 03:08:12399301454CC G+
Dina Rohmatika97Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-11 23:18:514525311CC G+
Maulida Madura68Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-10 02:14:55497609CC G+
Ali Madura49Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol482014-06-09 13:38:275006214CC G+
nicholas s.6,077Add these people to your circles...Amazing Group. If your in this circle share plus 1 this and share this circle on your pages...Ty!#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol66 #googleplus #coolpeople   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare #social   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking     #marketing   #affiliate   #internet   #internetmarketing #google   #googleplus   2014-06-09 08:28:485009313CC G+
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048CC G+
John Wood6,489I do my best to promote valuable g+ users from my circles according the following rules :► How much I like their posts► How much they support my activity on G+► How much they help to promote me and friends in my shared             circles► How much they interact with me and friends in my circles#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #MADBALL #topengagers #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles2014-06-03 12:29:094885930114CC G+
Deal-Dx2,734Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circlesdiscovery   #share   #sharecircle   #sharedcircles   #sharepoint   #deal   #deals   #cheap   #freeshipping   #products   #dx  2014-06-03 10:45:3346011517CC G+
John Kellden29,071Sitting In CircleThis is seventeen of the bestest brightest people on the planet. If you'd like to join and sit in this circle, just give me a shout in the comments below, and we'll make room for you as well.I'd like everyone who so wishes, to borrow this idea, and create your own Sitting In Circle - circles and Pay It Forward.It's been ages since I shared a circle. I'm sharing this, hoping it is received as warnly as the regard I hold the people included.2014-06-01 17:24:2918007CC 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+

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2014-08-26 18:06:57 (62 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that archetypes are models of people, behaviors or personalities. Jung suggested that the psyche was composed of three components: the ego, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious.

According to Jung, the ego represents the conscious mind while the personal unconscious contains memories, including those that have been suppressed. The collective unconscious is a unique component in that Jung believed that this part of the psyche served as a form of psychological inheritance. It contains all of the knowledge and experiences we share as a species.

The Origins of Archetypes
Where do these archetypes come from then? The collective unconscious, Jung believed, was where these archetypes exist. He suggested that these models are innate, universal and hereditary. Archetypes are unlearned and function to organize how we experience... more »

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2014-08-26 09:31:40 (4 comments, 17 reshares, 21 +1s)

21C Literacies, part 7: Co-create

"Any sufficiently inclusive cocreation is secretly one unit of trustflow."
-- John Kellden 

+Gina Fiedel :
Google's Guide To Google+  
It's Here! : 
  http://goo.gl/f9EjoF

Google has released their own guide to their Social Layer and I for one am receiving this news with a bit of celebration. This shows their belief in the platform and their obvious willingness to invest the time and resources into helping recruit and hold onto new subscriptions. Hooray!

Many thanks to +John Dietrich and +NOD3x [ +Lee Smallwood ] for bringing it to my attention.

Post Re-Shared by +Gina Fiedel for +Fat Eyes Web Development 

+NOD3x :
 
Google releases their official partner playbook for Google+!

For those who think Google has sidelined Google+, thinkagain. Goo... more »

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2014-08-24 15:33:03 (35 comments, 16 reshares, 60 +1s)

21C Monday Magazine   http://goo.gl/LTyVzc
Issue 38  - Aug 25, 2014

Understanding is experiential. It comes through action. Shared experiences begets shared understanding. If we park our trailer for long enough, we not only get to know the place, chances are we rediscover who we are as well. Home is where you last parked.

Games without frontiers - war without tears  http://goo.gl/DI3tr1

"While providers of access to the Net charge for the privilege, the Net itself — that thing made possible by its base protocols — has no business model. This is one reason it produces economic externalities in abundance beyond calculation. More than a rising tide that lifts all boats, it is a world of infinitely varied possibilities, all made possible by a base nature that no phone or cable company ever would have invented for the world, had the job been left upto the... more »

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2014-08-31 07:25:09 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Tea House Sequences, part 1: Operational Context

node, story, network, knowledge, node

All Tea House Sequences are well formed generative sequences
http://goo.gl/u70qb5

One of the most important dimensions of potential generativity is the current shift, from institutions to networks. One of the effects we're still learning and helping each other make sense of, is the Vulcan Mind Meld experience that sometimes happen in networks whenever there's sufficient alignment between #corevalues [+Mani Saint-Victor ] and #narrative (think each sufficiently rich comment thread as one glimpse of a #dynamicnarrativealignment ).



The Vulcan Mind Meld is Coming +David Amerland :
http://goo.gl/KK1uHh

Brain-to-brain communication might not be that far off. A recent breakthough used the relatively crude technique of... more »

Tea House Sequences, part 1: Operational Context

node, story, network, knowledge, node

All Tea House Sequences are well formed generative sequences
http://goo.gl/u70qb5

One of the most important dimensions of potential generativity is the current shift, from institutions to networks. One of the effects we're still learning and helping each other make sense of, is the Vulcan Mind Meld experience that sometimes happen in networks whenever there's sufficient alignment between #corevalues [+Mani Saint-Victor ] and #narrative (think each sufficiently rich comment thread as one glimpse of a #dynamicnarrativealignment ).



The Vulcan Mind Meld is Coming +David Amerland :
http://goo.gl/KK1uHh

Brain-to-brain communication might not be that far off. A recent breakthough used the relatively crude technique of emailing brainwaves from one person to another: http://goo.gl/PkXPZi 

From here on things can only get more ... interesting. :) 

#communication   #technology   #technews  
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Mani Saint-Victor
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Both curious and scared all rolled into one.
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Well, +David Amerland  it will definitely cut down on the number of lawyers 
David Amerland
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+Lena Sinclaire lol - yeah what a side effect. ;) 
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Well +David Amerland I am very happy to volunteer as a guinea pig recipient and receive a batch of your brainwaves by email any time :)
David Amerland
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+Peter Lunn we need this device now :) 
Pepper Oldziey
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You know the nature of Star Trek Conversations was so sparse - two words to each other in the hallway and all the plans were made - sort of like a comment on a post here - that they needed the brain meld to actually do the communicating. Yes we need this now. +David Amerland 
Julia Aspinwall
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I believe we can already do this :)  Just spend some time emptying out and focusing on expansion of consciousness. Through the principle of oneness, we are already connected.
Daniel L. Davis
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More options to control the masses, great
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It would both solve and create some big problems at the office - must have it now +David Amerland :D
Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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My wife can do this! Come to think of it, every girlfriend I have ever had can do this! Hmmmmmm....is there a pattern here?
David Amerland
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+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW lol 
Philip Curnow
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Cultural References ... I'm lovin' it!
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Noticeably words (not images) are what are being transmitted +David Amerland. This ties in with my research which indicated that some of the most ancient names for 'word' are linked with memory not just logic.
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This is so freaky! I can see the obvious fears of this tech, but what are some positive outcomes of this? 

other than to prove it can be done, I am at a loss for why we would want this tech to exist. Thoughts about how this can improve humanity?
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To me it is just another way of transferring memory +Jason T. Wiser  Instead of speaking or writing it is transferred directly but consciousness is still involved. It would be far more dangerous if it was transferred subconsciously without your knowledge
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I've been saving my best brainwaves for this moment .... now, where did I put them    
Philip Curnow
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I think the time is right to to unfollow +David Amerland
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Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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+Jason T. Wiser It will improve charade and pictionary scores as well as my order time at the bar!
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Too true +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW Games shows like Who wants to be a mMillionaire would have to change their rules. Yet the current machines do look a little clunky ';D)
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+Philip Curnow lol, (I will soon know all your thoughts). ;) 
David Amerland
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+Ron Serina we have to start a #brainwaves  storage community alongside our #Cloudwar  one. ;) 
Philip Curnow
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+David Amerland He's life Jim, but not as we know it!
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BTW you ought to check out +Dan Durrant's thread of this (and the comments) - http://goo.gl/1dKVYd for some real eye-opening uses and possibilities.  
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+David Amerland actually, can I just anticipate you here. It's all totally hilarious, I may even follow you again. Lots of laughs!

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+David Amerland  Just let me know when I can plug in, better make it more than once a week.
This could give a whole new meaning to WIFI accessibility.

Will there be a decaf section ?  
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+David Amerland +Dan Durrant I can see myriad of uses, perhaps most dramatically in psychology, yet what happens when the data constructs, ( the 18 million seconds), is directed rather than random? Couldn't each controlled data set create a desired outcome which influences the subject's future thoughts, internal imagery and actions?


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+Ron Serina there will have to be one, though I think we will all probably go for full-on caf and faster brainwaves. ;) 
Charles Greene
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Time to start working on my thought antivirus software.
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+Stuart O'Neill Psychology yes .. and therapeutic, no doubt. Consider if some of us humans augment the capacity of our "mirror neurons" .. perhaps permitting higher levels of empathy, whilst lowering judgmental frictions inhibiting our access to each other's minds. ? 
Dan Durrant
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+Peter Hatherley Images yes ... dreams even. http://goo.gl/ayQf19
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Will be great driving out on the roads ;) yes I do think you are a stupid old.......ah but you already knew that.
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I was joking a bit on my other comments but will be serious here for a moment. I am new to Google+ so hope that thought will mix well with the mass photos of kittens pawing snowflakes and little puppies licking each other. 

If in the future we can hear or read others thoughts I do not think that it will be a positive for psychology or psychotherapy in general because therapy is about trust and expression. Being able to pull thought from someone is an invasion and does little for trust.

Applying social constructionist theory (Berger and Luckmann, 1966), even if we could read someone’s thoughts we could not fully interpret these thoughts in the way that the client interprets them because we would not understand the entirety of the context from which they came.

Going back to my joking, there may be times when I think my wife is Cinderella reincarnated, yet other times when I can’t find the remote control fast enough to turn on the football game to escape.  Both of these thoughts could be interpreted but the context could be missed that all of this is a natural part of the ups and downs of marriage and love.

So, the fear for me is that if this technology were to come to fruition that it would be overly adopted by psychotherapists who partialize people into variables and boxes with no recognition of context.

Now, with that said, I am off to search for photos of kids feeding bread to little ducklings!
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First - I could not imagine a better image to associate with this piece, +David Amerland. Perfect. 

Second - this is fascinating. My only complaint about this piece is that it didn't go into more depth on what the experience is like for the receiver/decoder. Anyone have insight there, or did I read it too quickly perhaps? 
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+Gideon Rosenblatt agreed, we need more, lots more :) and check out +Dan Durrant's thread on this for some awesome suggestions.  
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I agree we are on the cusp of this and other technolgically enabled psychic phenomena - I believe once we've reached the point where these things are mimiced with a virtual reality environment we've reached a sort of zero point where they were always inevitable. 
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Nice choice of pic with the evil goatee Spock, that is true fan level detail there my friend..:)
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To neatly book-end +Mani Saint-Victor... No!  ;)

Uh, so many directions and possibilities.  But still such early days.  I remember how excited I was when MIT reported the successful "teleportation" of a photon and claimed it demonstrated that it was possible on a quantum level.  20-odd years later and we don't even have real-time computing yet, let alone anything even resembling teleportation.

From a quick read, looks like the "thought" wasn't actually translatable though?  Just a visual indicator that it had been received?  (Oh look...somebody is beaming thoughts into my brain...) 

C'mon...that has to be terrifying, right? ;)
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+Dan Durrant Interesting! Mirror Neurons  You've got me thinking... is that not what we are doing on G+, identifying mirror neuron patterns?  We use words, but the images, spaces and silences are part of it.  What a great thought "lowering judgemental frictions" ... world peace starts on G+  ^_^
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Completely agree with +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW. This is intrusive. Not only is context itself lost, but very likely the meaning that a person ascribes to these images/ideas, whatever. 
But oh, the joys of technology, just think of the fun for hackers in the future ;-)
Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry
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+I'd like to volunteer for a dose of +David Amerland 's brainwaves as well, please.  Where's the sign-up?  Will there be an HOA covering it?  When Semantic Search is indexing it, though, will any information shared from that meld be under David's or my Profile?  Hmmmmmm, so many questions!
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Let me rip this band-aid off right quick with a change of frame of reference.  Archetypes and schema- ping to +Bruce Marko and +Grizwald Grim. 

Meaning is the currency of information teleportation that matters.  Thanks to mirror neurons in our social brains as soon as I recognize something in my environment framed in terms of my core values I assimilate it into my identity.  I identify with it, weave it into my narrative as self-relevant and  my motivation system approaches the situation (curiosity).  

Right now there are buckets of ice water being teleported onto people's bodies.  Normally, if a mother recorder herself pouring a bucket of ice water over her child's head we would be in an outrage.  The child could get sick, we're wasting water, what about the child's self esteem?

Any time a human sees a relevant self-related meme( prion-like electromagnetic information/energy arrangements that cause mental illness) in the environment we take that social signal in.  From placebo effects, to the decrease in smoking, identity marketing...now being shifted and repackaged as relationship marketing depends on lay epistemology which simply states that in a search for meaning from within bounded rationality our brains and bodies hop into sync through making semantic models of the universe.  

The messages are the mechanism of teleportation.  The mythos carries role and identity information from generations before...your brain does the rest when it sucks up enough context to make meaning from the affordances.

Pinging +John Kellden into this frame of reference to degeek my speak.  
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It's all good from where I read +Mani Saint-Victor  - I would just like to add that beauty can be seen as action at a distance.
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The best other example I can think of is the recent facebook mass emotional action at a distance. A slight tweak and jiggle to 600,000 timelines... 

Disclaimer As a cognitive neurodynamics geek I also support the global coherence initiative and the whole planetary standing wave thingie including the coming paradigm shift from competition to cooperation and want to hug a unicorn one day. : http://goo.gl/GrnDPK  
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From nutjuggling to noosphere via Walmart - you gotta admit, it's a scenic route!   :)
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It does pose the question as to how would we maintain our unique identity if we were connected to the Cacophony(my word for social media/ global networking) directly like a Borg. It begs as to wether the cognitive instability of some people could influence the whole...
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Good line of inquiry +Bruce Marko  there's an interesting space, between #identity  and #connectivity  ...
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I for one am not prepared to sacrifice the former for the latter. :D
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It could be a both/and +Iblis Bane  :)
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I love an optimist +John Kellden. ;)
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+Bruce Marko we're already seeing what happens when we are directly connected, those with low self esteem develop utilization behavior, (they grab and use whatever you put in front of them and then confabulate the intention to maintain a sense of agency: http://goo.gl/DRLI6G) or we can call it environmental dependency syndrome, drug addiction, eating disorders, obesity.  It all depends on the framing narrative that gets imposed on them by the dominant cultural myth, scripts and social roles.  

Those with high self-esteem, self worth, net worth get to look at big data and create guiding narratives that are replicated and amplified (role models) : a la VALS- see page 3: http://goo.gl/Da52QU

You learn the dominant narrative as social studies or as the latest trend all the cool kids are doing.  
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Also, to return to the ground level implementation- we're already using brain computer interfaces to control robotic arms: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2012/05/braingate2

We've actually done the same with moving another human's arm in a different state through thought.  

It's a comforting illusion to think that the electrochemical information structures that we consider the self-model and guard so dearly are different from the same entities that we call reflexes when a doc hits us with a hammer on the knee.  Espescially when we can isolate and edit a single memory already with optogentics ( http://video.mit.edu/watch/optogenetics-controlling-the-brain-with-light-7659/) & Inception of a false memory by optogenetic manipulation of a hippocampal memory engram (http://goo.gl/xJbcVN).
Dan Durrant
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+Mani Saint-Victor In #nemetics we say that ppl tend to Notice what Engages THEM and they Mull what is meaningful to THEM, in order to Exchange that meaning with others who are like THEM in some respect. That is what a neme does to our minds in order to form patterns we can comfortably traverse in life, from within  nTubes we share with others. Anyways, I loved the ice water bucket challenge example.  Can you imagine the day when billions of ppl on facebook do stupid things on video to advertise the rewards they seek at Walmart??

+Bruce Marko How do we maintain our unique identities and not become borg-like? Well, for starters, we'll need to make sure that machines don't reward homogenization any more than our education system (and society in general) already does. ASSIMILATE OR DIE.
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Well framed, +Dan Durrant!
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+Dan Durrant , and will I need to install some kind of chrome-extension to block out all of the advertising that neuromarketing is sure to add to the messages? What about other kinds of influence. Would you seriously trust anyone else to influence what gets inside your head?

And yes, obviously, we are influenced now already, by advertising, the TV, media, etc. But the thing is, I don't watch TV, I purposely choose the Websites I read news from and I can close my eyes. Can I do that then as well?

Jeez, these wonderful advances are making me sound like a cranky old lady, a real Luddite.
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+Amelia Hoskins I'm glad our Mirror Neurons got us thinking about world peace starting on G+, too.  ^_^
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Mindfulness FTW, +Susanne Ramharter.  Evoking core values allows the brain to look right past distractors and make decisions in a goal-directed, self aware way.
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+Dan Durrant but they will, at least at first. The American education system was homogenized by the people who created it, the robber barons. Their open stated goal was to create a competent labor force, not free thinkers. In essence our education system is the remnant of a gift of greed from those whose vast wealth enabled them to create social disruption on unprecedented scales.

So these systems we are discussing will be built by the modern version of rober barons, and history as shown they will be more interested in profit and self preservation than the altruistic advancement of society or humanity. These will be built with a profit intention, just like the education system, and those who give it birth will likely believe homogenization is intrinsic to that goal.

Though that same history also shows that it changes, that humanity is a variable which cannot be quantified despite their most assiduous efforts and does not well tolerate being homogenized..:)

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+Bruce Marko Truly. I'm wondering if today's version of rober barons are all that different, or if they could see the value in an altruistic advancement of society or humanity. Come to think of it, homogenization of behavior isn't the worst thing. We do a lot of similar things that make life comfortably predictable in society which don't prevent us from necessarily losing our unique identities. But then again, most of us could become addicted to the entertainment of brain-to-brain orgies and the bloodfests of an unceasing war against all who resist plugging in.

I guess the issue I take with the school-to-workforce pipeline is that it can reduce the creative blossoming of the child into a mature adult who actively engages in lifelong learning. When that happens, there are aspects of identity, such as personal strengths, that may get clouded by the professional duties that one has to take up due to socio-economic circumstances (survival paycheck). In any case, I like this point very much "humanity is a variable which cannot be quantified despite their most assiduous efforts and does not well tolerate being homogenized." Let's keep our humanity complex and diverse, especially as our every effort at advancing our society becomes increasingly scrutinized by surveillance and the status quo.
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THIS is what makes G+ great. Consider the post. Then see the depth of the comment stream. Follow the links to related concepts, data, information about existing brain-action (for lack of a better phase) connections and you will hyper-informed.
Congratulations to +Dan Durrant , +David Amerland and all of the stream participants. Personally I'll say thank you +Dan Durrant for a substantive response to my small comment. What a glorious celebration of intellect.
Dan Durrant
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+Stuart O'Neill _collective intellect,_ I'd say, facilitated by this awesome platform and hosts like +David Amerland. Have a great Monday everybody.
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All least this conceptual transference won't change the way we think +Dan Durrant! Somehow the fear arises within many that a technology that can impart images and words directly to our mind is more intrusive and especially that it could do subversive things, but that's still up to us.

In the 19th century that would have been a TV which at the time would have been extremely SciFi. Same thing goes with any form of media. This direct access to the neocortex is just taking it one step further. 

Yet as long as we can still decide  we still have control over what happens next. It's only another entry point, a streamlining of communication to our consciousness.

Yes and no still come into play. So we effectively remain the rulers of our own destiny however the information is reaching us.
Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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I would like to throw a little something into the mix. +Peter Hatherley I agree with your premise that as long as we have control that things will be fine with this technology.

But borrowing from Michelle Foucault, specifically his book Madness and Civilization, 1964, we perhaps don't have definitional control because definition is a social construct of which those in power have more influence.

Foucault maintains that power and knowledge are inseparable and that the group who has the power to define has the power to place meaning on events and names on ideas that will benefit them.  

By way of example, in the mental health field the majority power to define has been given to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual V, the current edition.  With it, the book defines sets of symptoms by calling them disorders. 

Debates flourish about whether the "symptoms" constructed in the DSM add up to various real disorder constructs, or if these "symptoms" are completely stripped from context and aggregated by the DSM into illnesses that have been created by those who benefit monetarily from the treatment of those constructs.  

With all of that said, the risk presented for me with this technology is that some group will decide to use it in a way that will first categorize thought as normal or abnormal, create assessment tools using this technology, and then treat this constructed abnormal thought until it becomes normal (with lots of money to be made).

This thought makes me a bit uneasy because I see how often definitional power is already lost in the mental health field and technology could add to the loss of definitional power of those who seek help.
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Full swoon at the mixed Foucalt and DSM mention, +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW.

It's telling to look back at the moralizing slipped in as diagnosis in previous DSM versions and wonder what blame the environment will find a way to cash in on the victims with going forward.
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This thread is growing better and better. Our selves, our digital selves, and how the ongoing alignment between the two is enacted.
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I'm really starting to think that there is no difference +John Kellden.  We are our selves and our digital selves.  Any separation between the two is almost immaterial.  Each is as valid a presentation as any other presentation of self based on audience. 
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We're seeing eye to eye on this +Iblis Bane :)
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What great conversation! I am about a month into Google+ and it is great to see that it is not just pics of kittens and puppies eating ice cream!

+Peter Hatherley  +Mani Saint-Victor  There is a saying that captures what I am stumbling to say :-) and that is: A Fish Doesn't Know that it Lives in Water.  What is meant by this in reference to us is that we are not always aware of the ways of being and knowing that we have been born into and are living day-to-day.  It is difficult to see the familiar.

So, attach this idea to the Vulcan Mind Meld (so cool that I am in a conversation where I can type those words). Our thoughts, and the interpretation of those thoughts, are not always based on free will, but on what we have been taught in the culture in which we exist , and we are defined and define ourselves by the limits of our understandings.

Hmmmm,,,,I don't mean to sound like we should be passing something around the room here, but I am trying to say that our understanding of self, life, relationships, roles, expectations, and so on are all negotiated by the society of which we are a part.

We may not have free will in how we understand ourselves because we can only understand ourselves according to the constructs of the society in which we live and the limitations of that society.

I think Foucault would have agreed. In my field, the challenge in various counseling approaches is to recognize the discourses working upon us, deconstruct them, and make a clear decision as to how we would like to be within these limitations. This is essentially what is called Narrative Therapy (White & Epston, 1989).

The business of science has most recently dominated the ways of understanding of ourselves and others. Not that this is good or bad, but it is limiting of other possibilities.  

So, my fear is that this technology will limit other ways of understanding and meaning, including how we see ourselves, our thoughts, and others. 

Many people define themselves according to the DSM because they assume that it is the only way. They do not see it as one construct of many.

Life is about meaning making, and this new technology potentially opens up even our internal thoughts, our inner worlds, to the interpretation of others.

Thanks for the conversation.  I am really enjoying Google Plusl!!
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I agree very much about the narrative approach to healing and empowering people into finding their agency, +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW.  I used to live by the DSM and impose it on people until the aftertaste started to make my breath and sense of meaning smell.

I've since moved to relational frame theory and using Jungian approaches/ archetypes and identity-based (Self Determination Theory) ways of empathizing with people I meet.

I've dipped a toe in Foucault's work, gotten washed downstream in his thoughts, and plan to return incrementally to grow an understanding of his way of thinking.  

I'm thrilled to have bumped into you and thank our gracious host, serendipity... I mean +David Amerland.

I'll be looking forward to your ideas, especially when they bounce of, +Peter Hatherley's semantic thesaurus, as a gateway into what Focault would read like once better understood.

Footnote: I just noticed you're in Wilmington.  I did a six-week rotation out there in 2003.  I learned a ton from the patient attendings in internal medicine there. 
Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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Hi +Mani Saint-Victor I feel the same way.  Google+ is pretty cool.  I have published quite a bit in the area of practice, postmodernism, and meaning making. Thanks also to +David Amerland If you are ever in Wilmington let me know.
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I look forward to losing and finding myself and meaning in your work, +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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Great comments +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW they really add to the conversation!
Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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Thanks +Peter Hatherley and +Mani Saint-Victor !  I am new to Google+ and am happy to find good conversation!  I like thinkers!  Good to meet you all.
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Thinking is my favorite, +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW
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Especially neurologically +Mani Saint-Victor ;)
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Very yes, +Peter Hatherley
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and then this happened: Neuroscientists Reverse Emotional Association of Specific Memories http://goo.gl/JWNUkc
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Feels like a momentous breakthrough +Mani Saint-Victor - and - deeply rewarding, considering what you and I have discussed re the crucial importance of alignment.
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Absolutely, +John Kellden.  At the same time, I think it's important to keep in mind that there are likely to be some side effects at some point that mindful meditation , though less quick, won't have.  

A single memory lives in the ecosystem of a lot of other associations and changing the valence of one affects all related topography.

I'd be curious what this means in semantic space, +Peter Hatherley 
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+Mani Saint-Victor yes.   #knowledgeannealing   - not erasing it fully, might turn the topology as close to experiential learning and practical wisdom, so as to be for most purposes, the same.
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I am so excited and uneasy about all of this +John Kellden +Peter Hatherley and +Mani Saint-Victor First, it was Vulcan mind meld and I got all Foucault and DSM about it, and now the potential to erase memory??!! I am numb with thought. Apart from how amazing that could be, just thing about the ethical dilemmas it will cause. Speechless. 
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We've been doing it all along, +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW: 

Brain mechanisms of persuasion: how ‘expert power’ modulates memory and attitudes  http://goo.gl/o4L57y

Language Symmetry: A Force Behind Persuasion http://goo.gl/CGIWGr
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Looks like I have some good reading to do +Mani Saint-Victor! Thanks. 

I am on the social side of things and am excited to learn more about the neurological world.  

I really am worried though.  I think it the social activist part of me that is getting an alarm bell kind of feeling.  

I have a friend Allan Irving who publishes very strong views (much stronger than mine) comparing the use of the DSM and the forced social movement toward "normality" to Nazi Europe and the idea of the master race. Again, strong views that I don't always agree with, but the idea that we can now directly change thought and memory sends up questions as to how it will be used, by whom, and to what end.

This isn't meant to be sci-fi kind of stuff, I mean with things like the DSM, diagnosis defines normal.  Will this be a treatment to reach normal as defined by others?  It just scares me.  Science is not objective by any stretch of the imagination, and the use of it is even less so.

Great information, thanks for sharing.
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I'm at  that weird place in space, time, semantic, conceptual, social space where I think between +John Kellden, +Peter Hatherley, +Dan Durrant +David Amerland   and +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW  that these article would make perfect sense: 

*Effects of Cultural Self-Construal Priming on Event Segmentation of Autobiographical Memories * : http://goo.gl/0OA7BM

Constructing agency: the role of language  http://goo.gl/EWj54z

I've got the event-related-potential studies as well as the semantic models of meaning space models to elaborate as needed.
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Not weird at all in my book +Mani Saint-Victor - it's social presencing and storyweaving, or at least the beginning of such, which, if scaffolded by a supporting languaging and discourse (sometimes a big if!) weaves between core value alignment(individual) and dynamic narrative alignment(collective).
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Coming from a reformed psychiatrist/people labeler...let's see if we can look to the past for guidance on this +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW 

1. Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity- http://goo.gl/efpvj

2.  In 1952, the APA listed homosexuality in the DSM as a sociopathic personality disturbance. http://goo.gl/cpQI - let's ask Alan Turing how that worked out for him: http://goo.gl/UyNeL0  
There are more and I expect many more to surface through the benefit of hindsight.  After all, we're in the business of finding opportunities to treat from a frame of reference outside that of the experiencer.

It's basic neuroscience that the further from self-relevant a schema is the more general and concretely we see the details (projections of our anti-values really).  Taken even further we know of correspondence bias and expect that it would result in labeling environmentally triggered behaviors as character traits in "other"/outgroups and as environment-induced responses in ingroup.

I can't help but to expect this would play a role when assigning diagnoses on the unwashed masses from the pedestal of a multi-billion dollar industry window of opportunity frame of reference.
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+Mani Saint-Victor That's what I thought you were saying ...I got lost in the weeds of words for a bit :) 
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+Ron Serina on first pass I'm usually preoccupied with getting weeds and ideas out before they evaporate permanently.  By the time I see the concept outside of my head and am relieved that it didn't serendip out of my life I'm relieved enough to think through it again.  +John Kellden has traditionally been a good mirror as has +David Amerland and +Kevin Burns  for helping me hear what I meant in english.

+Craig Calvert and I have built a friendship on years of mapping the noise coming out of  my brain to existing lay epistemology.
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Last one for now, I promise.

The role of culture–gene coevolution in morality judgment: examining the interplay between tightness–looseness and allelic variation of the serotonin transporter gene

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3880222/
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+Mani Saint-Victor  what you are doing here, is one of the essential reasons of the whole web. The more of these finds that partially overlap, the easier it becomes to curate the good stuff.  The Mind Meld Protocols.  :)
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Thanks, +John Kellden!
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Wait...last one for real this time. Fresh findings from July.  Ignore the brain-parts but be aware of the concepts and implications.

Anterior medial prefrontal cortex implements social priming of mimicry

http://antoniahamilton.com/WangHamilton_SCAN_2014.pdf
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+John Kellden, as you've peobably guessed by the geek in my gasm +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW is the missing piece that i've been running through the semantic web looking for.
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+Mani Saint-Victor Do you have any thoughts on how the psycho-pharma industrial complex might open that window of opportunity to assign diagnoses upon the "unwashed masses"? Narratively thinking, how does mass-insanity tie in with the mind melding apps? Any insights into the scenario you've been mulling would be much appreciated.
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I was actually thinking of you +Peter Hatherley. Your side of the semantic to narrative models are next. I found them yesterday but my She has commandeered my desktop and cut and paste is tedious aZ hell on my Android.
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I just saw +John Moore, the other person i was trying to summon for his clarity of abstraction to metaphor translation over in brainspace with +Mark Traphagen. He's got multiple identity theories internalized enough to sketch models as roles within a collective simulation space.

In my imagination we can dance between game theory, rational choice theory( +Craig Calvert) and transaction analysis( +Ammon Johns ) until the dust settles a bit.
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+Susanne Ramharter You mentioned blocking out "all of the advertising that neuromarketing is sure to add to the messages [via mind melding]?" Maybe if it's highly personalized and pleasurably immersive that you wouldn't be bothered by being sold something you didn't know you even desired. Oh geez. I sound bad. Yeah, this kind of tech would unleash a whole new kind of luddite. I might well count myself amongst their ranks if such fears legitimize.

+Peter Hatherley Yet on the other hand, if the "streamlining of communication to our consciousness" doesn't seem to disrupt our natural agency and is a healthy detour from the nTube-like patterns traversed by the consumer-driven status quo, then all the power to super empathetic humanity 2.0 in a post-advertising era of think-for-yourselfdom. 
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+Dan Durrant if you look at the existing VALS models( page 3 of the paper on the Strategic Business Insight sight paper for academics you'll find objectifying, and in my view subjugating narratives. Those are being imposed from the outside-in under the motivated cognition induced by extraction of wealth vs enhancing the values held as valuable within that community. You can tell by the visceral response those in each bracket have when they read the label and description of themselves. Not very ego syntonic.

From the outside this can be framed in narratives of low self esteem. From within each psychographic the narrative has positive valences and looks at outgroups as negative valenced values. In the past those narratives were "demographically insignificant" to those with the power to amplify and lay down the cultural scripts. You know...America was discovered, various countries were liberated...
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+Dan Durrant, the platform that i'm imagining is driven by core value alignment. It presents value-consistent choices from which the user can choose making progress to symbolic self completion and identity integration along the way.
Like a pocket therapist priming self construals into ideal ego state for a given circumstance to facilitate values aligned decision making and enhancing a sense of agency.
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+Mani Saint-Victor  Okay, so the more we're subjected to narratives and cultural scripts that are based on the motives of wealth extraction, the crappier we feel about ourselves. Values could be aligned with that too, no? So anyways, given what you say, I'm hearing that we could begin to re-assess our values in light of the 'rotten' cultural scripts of yesteryear by using some kind of agency-enhancing app (?) which I imagine plugs in our identity (brain data) in order to afford us some kind of symbolic self-integration path toward a completion we imagine as preferable?? I'll look for that VALS in the paper you mentioned later if I find it with some free time and coffee. 
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+Mani Saint-Victor I'm relieved to hear that :) 
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+Mani Saint-Victor I'm staying silent on this one so as not to reveal my behind the scenes role in bringing this technology to fruition so that my scary mind can terrify and dominate the world into submission ... bwah ... bwahha .... Mwuahahahaha!
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+Dan Durrant the simple switch from brand as hero and customer as incomplete without brand( dependency) to brand as tool for symbolic signaling of values to one's reference class would result in self-organizing behavior in which each group attracts it's most valuable and intrinsically motivated by affinity and attraction fans.
The act of presenting a choice and eliciting user values( ladder method / means chain analysis) brings them to conscious awareness.
Creating a habit of making choices based on those values by using implementation intention and distraction intentions result in a sense of agency that results in an increased sense of agency and identity maturation through self exploration.
Without deceptive marketing customers will find their way. Without oppressive employment practices workers will find their passion ( not obsessive but healthy passion aligned with a life of purpose) find flow and maximize creative problem solving as they create self-relevant meaning
#Corevaluealignment
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+Mani Saint-Victor , Came home last night from a evening of kayaking and riding the roll-a-coaster of the remnants of Hurricane Marie.  I read this thread.. Whoa......!!

Then went out to soak in the spa, stared up at the  clear view of the Milky Way and began to think about that thread.. Somewhere in that "context" I lost it, and the peacefulness of staring at the universe was overwhelming.
  
The point.. IMHO.  I love all of the concepts, I love the risk of learning, the danger of learning. It threatens and rattles what we think we are, what it all means. But my fear/concern at the same time, is that, unless we can let it melt back and still have a hold on how we touch and feel each moment, it in the end, can become meaningless/pointless.  

No, it is not meaningless or pointless (it is fun and thrilling), but to quote a sage of long ago.. "...in chopping wood and carrying water, therein lies the wonderful way" (translations may vary). If it does not connect back to our daily context/experience/narrative it will have been like "chopping water" instead. 
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Commenting here to be renotified later. Thank you +Mani Saint-Victor 
John Kellden
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Hi +Ron Scroggin 
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I like that +John Moore 

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. 
John Moore
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+John Kellden  May I suggest an enhancement:

Before enlightenment, grumble while impatiently chopping wood, carrying water. After enlightenment, peacefully enjoy chopping wood, carrying water.  

So what then is enlightenment?
Iblis Bane
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It's a function of how many perspectives you can contain. ;)
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+David Amerland  for your most gracious holding space for this whole thread, thanks.
David Amerland
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John Moore
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+Iblis Bane interesting.... Assuming that enlightenment is a positive and desirable mental state for the individual (may seem obvious, but for clarification sake), then how does containing many perspectives help in that goal?  Is it the only outcome, or one of many outcomes?
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I think awareness of the possibility of multiple perspectives without the need for cognitive closure attained through bringing another around to your point of view while having gained the insight that comes from exploring their angle is valuable.
I really could have shortwned that thought to "empathy" in hindsight.
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+Mani Saint-Victor - yes, I agree, "empathy" would have been better <G>  I agree that increased empathy would be a desirable outcome at a functional social level.  But it seems and maybe it is "just me" but "many perspectives" might encompass more that just cognitive or semantic viewpoints..?
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+Peter Hatherley also interesting.. What is fun here is that each person comes at this from a different angle.. You always seem to get "semantic" in the discussion..<G>  Good stuff.  I'll need to explore that a bit deeper, googled "semantic viewpoints" and created a reading list.
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My working assumption is that music speaks directly to the brain in its native language of frequencies (including pitches and rhythms), and has a direct impact on core affect (underlying emotional state).

I came to adopt this model first via experience in music, arts and learning, and then via information on research, from +Mani Saint-Victor,  +Pamela Wang, +Raymund Kho K.D. and other people.

The model implies that music is uniquely the language of neurons talking to each other and aligning their vibrations with each other -- it is not an evolutionary spinoff, piggy-backed on spoken language.

People playing music together experience collective  consciousness. It's a direct hookup at the speed of sound and brain impulses. It just doesn't use what we normally think of as words, but it does convey meanings and create experiential states, individually and collectively.
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I've had an experience similar to musical collective consciousness, first in immersive experiments with students, and recently in shared narrative "living story" experiences with +John Kellden and several other people. The beauty of it is that it can be asynchronous, unlike a music performance, and still produce what I experience as collective consciousness.
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+Ron Scroggin Interesting ideas about the brain, music and frequencies. There is little to dispute that music really does create "collective" states.

 One little "biology" correction and that is neurons talk to each other via ionic "action potentials" (which looks externally very much like an electrical impulse in that a charge appears to migrate between synapses..). Ions move across the membrane through ion channels. (a bit more complicated than that but you get the picture..) That then creates a membrane potential on a nearby synapse to respond with a reverse flow of ions across its membrane.
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Language is one of our translation tools, between individual, collaborative and collective states of mind. A sentence can be seen as a unit of meaning, and heard as if a riff in a larger concept album.
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Digital proprietary platforms are mostly biased in favor of visual - the rapid notice, scan, satisfice.
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re: "A sentence can be seen as a unit of meaning"  -- +John Kellden 

A triple fusion or a double fusion or even a single word or even a seme has definitive meaning.
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+Peter Hatherley true. Social #resonance . A Village can be seen as frozen and/or slow music. Civilization, slower still.
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The visible part of a letter is a resonance affordance.
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Empathy is sufficiently internalized social #resonance .
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You'll absolutely love the sets on #empathy  and  #corevalues They even blew me away (..as they usually do). I'll run you through them when we next speak +John Kellden.

My main area of research at present is #microsemantics  but #macrosemantics  is the first step. 
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Yes every letter, even the ones we don't know +John Kellden and when they expand into semantic sets it gets all the more interesting

Structured semantics work whether it is stumbled upon quite subconsciously or when it is used quite consciously. The best part is that Google sees it as entity matching also
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+John Moore,  perhaps it depends on what we actually mean by "enlightenment," a subjective sort of idea if ever there was one.  Whether there are many outcomes to containing multiple perspectives, or all those outcomes are actually part of a single end-state, I'm not sure.  But to understand all is to forgive all, and with that in mind I certainly think that such containment is at least an essential precursor to anything we might call enlightenment.

A wonderful explanation of the benefits of being able to do so +Mani Saint-Victor,  although I would probably not call it empathy, which I tend to equate more with an emotional sensibility.
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It depends what type of enlightenment you mean +Iblis Bane. Epiphanies are personal and each of them are unique.

Einstein had an epiphany that was different than Carl Jung but both were "enlightened" and even worked together on occasions.  I personally think enlightenment is a uniting force that leads to an individual fulfilling their destiny more fully than the might have, in the past, under different circumstances. This, I believe, will lead us to an enhanced understanding where many people hold the various pieces to the puzzle. 

This current #mindexpansion  is very much like that. Not one person by themselves will advance it but those who decide to go further and learn more will undoubtedly reap the benefits. 
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Well, that was sorta my point +Peter Hatherley. ;)  What actually is "enlightenment?"
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So in a condensed form I'm saying it's a personal epiphany that comes when you least expect it +Iblis Bane and secondarily that enlightenment is usually corporate and multifaceted at least historically

+John Kellden :
Great stuff from you both +Iblis Bane  and  +Peter Hatherley  thanks...

Note to self: #entitymatching  



Image: connecting the dots between interactive, participatory UX and UI (image as gameboard) and operational context, here expressed as a #teahousesequence    design: +Joachim Stroh ___

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2014-08-31 04:22:04 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Good Morning Fellow Knowledge Expedition Participants

After a solid breakfast, we break camp and continue on our quest.

Bresaola, speck, stilton, sheep's milk cheese, chimay cheese, castelveltrano, and salt cured olives with baguettes.

My body is ready.___Good Morning Fellow Knowledge Expedition Participants

After a solid breakfast, we break camp and continue on our quest.

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2014-08-30 20:37:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Gaia: Great Aubrig

The morning after
After only a few hours of sleep, because I had to be awake on time for the sunrise and standing again behind the camera, I could enjoy this amazing view over the mountains.
At the evening before, I was climbing with a lot of luggage up to the Great Aubrig in order to spend a night on the mountain and to see the fantastic starry sky with the milkyway above the peaks. And also to shoot some impressive images with my camera. Beside the exhausting climb at approx. 30°C it was a beautiful climb. And at the morning after, still before the going down, I could get some stunning images of a wonderful sunrise.

+Tom Fear http://tomfear.com
 #switzerland #waeggital #aubrig #mountains #landscape #sunrise #hdrphotography

#BTPCCC by +Best Top Photographer Group
#BTPLandscapePro +BTP Landscape Pro +Nancy Dempsey +Rinus Bakker   
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#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Suzi Harr  +David D
#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +mimiesmile b
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy, +Massimo Marengo, +Tomoaki Matsushita, +Naghmeh Khadembashi and +Steve J. Giardini
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
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#thebestongphotography___Gaia: Great Aubrig

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2014-08-30 16:29:14 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Watercooler, part 8: #plunky  

So many fantabulous people in the Conversation Community. Seven of you are so fab I had to go make you Moderators. (Not that there's anything wrong with all of us others of course):

+Vanessa Vaile +Becky Coleman +Margaret Siemers +Terry Brown +Ron Scroggin +Doug Breitbart & +Grizwald Grim 

But what to do with all you other 1060? Say hi to a select few, and wish that everyone by such gesture would feel included and more than welcome? Yes, yes, that'll do for now.

Heretic's Guide to Global Finance
+Brett Scott 

Fire It Up With CJ Radio Show
+CJ Liu 

Sembl
+Catherine Styles  &  +Charles Cameron 

Appropedia
+Chris Watkins 

MNSTR Labs   #pug  
+Chris Beveridge 

The Vintage Painter
+Chrissy Mount Kapp 
Metaverse... more »

Watercooler, part 8: #plunky  

So many fantabulous people in the Conversation Community. Seven of you are so fab I had to go make you Moderators. (Not that there's anything wrong with all of us others of course):

+Vanessa Vaile +Becky Coleman +Margaret Siemers +Terry Brown +Ron Scroggin +Doug Breitbart & +Grizwald Grim 

But what to do with all you other 1060? Say hi to a select few, and wish that everyone by such gesture would feel included and more than welcome? Yes, yes, that'll do for now.

Heretic's Guide to Global Finance
+Brett Scott 

Fire It Up With CJ Radio Show
+CJ Liu 

Sembl
+Catherine Styles  &  +Charles Cameron 

Appropedia
+Chris Watkins 

MNSTR Labs   #pug  
+Chris Beveridge 

The Vintage Painter
+Chrissy Mount Kapp 

Metaverse, Buddhist Geeks
+Daniel Thorson 

Designed Culture
+Erin Beierwaltes 

Analytical Chemist
+Gaythia Weis 

Freelance Consulting
+Gerardine Rudolphy 

Autism Spectrum Counseling Center
+Gerri Taylor 

Dabbler and Dilettante
+Gita Jaisinghani 

Meta-Physician
+Glistening Deepwater 

Creating The Future
+Hildy Gottlieb 

Incubator Center
+Inma VP 

Putting Your Big Ideas Into Motion
+Jack C Crawford 

Digital Humanities, The Enterprise
+Jane McConnell 

The Conversation Community is #plunky  Two things:

- plunky is a dynamic design synthesis [interactive digital narrative] out of   #inclusivity   #curiosity  and   #agency  - when implemented eg in a Digital Community (CC being an early prototype) an instance of a ValueWeb. A temporary pitstop affording augmented graph traversal.

- plunky is also the essential quality of the [immersive, collaborative] experience, participating in the CC

These experiences come in many flavors. One is setting down posts as Bark Boats, and the   plunk   creating waves having the boat go places. Another is to set down another Bark Boat much more gently, not with the intention of having it sail the open seas, as much as creating small ripples in the Conversation Community Semiosphere, aka something beautiful to look at. Instant action at a distance.
#path   #virtue  

Whenever there's a living dynamic balance between conversationalists gathering around a post, through a set of complex responsive processes, in a conversation, parts of which is reflected in a comment thread, exhibiting hundreds of different types of #plunky   behavior, the Conversation Community grows and evolves. 

Always feel free to suggest others you believe would make for great Conversation Community members.

The below is from a recent comment thread, in which I asked for people to become moderators. It speaks volumes about the sheer fabulousness of the people in the community.

+Grizwald Grim :
/sub - need more cognitive reserves than at this hour, but I already clicked the notification :)
 
+John Kellden :
Good to read you +Grizwald Grim - I intend to weave in #protocols  here as well...
 
+Margaret Siemers :
It may make people feel less intimidated if we tell them that no one has to interact as much as you do John. You are all over the place at all hours of the day and night. I do sometimes wonder when you sleep, if you do. : )
 
+Margaret Siemers :
Like Grizwald, I am heading for sleep. 

+John Kellden :
That's a great reflection +Margaret Siemers  - with eg fifteen, twenty hosts, the individual workload would not be too taxing.

It's the swedish coffee Margaret.  :)

+Becky Coleman :
So, this is an invitation? I may be interested, but have reservations. First, as a generalist, my curiosity and adherence to a particular topic is often an inch deep and short-lived. Trying to fill a niche could be boring for everyone. Second, the g+ platform is already so difficult to use, especially for those of us using multiple hardware, that I have yet to embrace the newly installed moderators as thoroughly as I'd like. Notifications lead to a page filled with a plethora of possibilities. The first problem is personal and one that a bit of discussion and collaboration could fix, but the second is so frustrating that it makes me doubt the rationale behind establishing more moderators. If I understood g+ better, if there was a good blueprint of how a large, multifaceted community functions . . . #protocols ?
 
+John Kellden :
Yes +Becky Coleman it's an invitation. Reservations is a good thing.

It would be great if, over time, there would be a group of moderators, adopting their own preferred collaboration approach. 

+Margaret Siemers :
+Becky Coleman G+ can be daunting. I have never tried to use it over several different kinds of hardware/platforms, but from what I see others saying out there in G-Land, all the bugs are not worked out yet. 
If we Ping +Frank Gainsford he may either be able to tell us some info on using multiple devices, or at least tell you where you can find information that will help. 
He is a Cornucopia of information and has actually helped me quite a bit with a problem I was having. (Note to Frank, Need to get back to you after the Holiday, saw your post to me and have not had time to digest.) 

Other wise, if we as hosts see a post sitting unanswered, it is nice to make a comment, so the posting person knows that they are of value to the community. 
Something about the word Moderator sitting after your name when we post here that makes people feel more appreciated when we do comment. I think it is because John is so well revered they feel he would not permit just anyone to help him.
But then, I have seen this same phenomena in other communities I help with, so I guess the point is. If there are several of us we should at the very least be able to plus more members and let them know someone does read what they say.
It tends to bring out the quiet posters, and those that feel shy about speaking up.

I hope this helped. You are a strong personality and your input would be a boon to the community. At least, that is what I think. ; )  

+John Kellden :
That's one of the many reasons I like you +Margaret Siemers  - you pinged Frank into the conversation.  It's like we're in the same room, and you say "Wait a bit, I'm going to bring Frank over..."
 
+Becky Coleman :
Those were perfect responses, +Margaret Siemers , +John Kellden . I can fit myself into that cradle of comfort. Adding plusses and encouragement is a good start while I work out what personal contributions are appreciated.

+Margaret Siemers :
+John Kellden I have you to thank for teaching me that concept.

So often we see physical limitations on the internet as if we were actually walking around in here. And, well we are...but there is no limiting time or distance in here, and it is one big room.

Took me a bit to figure out how to see past my own nose, but once done so much opens up. 

+Margaret Siemers :
+Becky Coleman So happy to be helping beside you. 

+Lynn Keller :
+John Kellden if I did it for anyone it would be for you, but just started a new entirely absorbing difficult job and I'm lucky to check in and appreciate things here occasionally. I don't know how you do it, as +Margaret Siemers has described  above. My goal is to understand the structure of what you've created and navigate and contribute to the different areas more often, and get to know more of the wonderful people, but it cannot be my first goal presently, even at short intervals. :::::::bowing:::::::

+Ron Scroggin :
Ok

+Margaret Siemers :
+John Kellden Don't ask +Ron Scroggin Ok, what? Just grab him and run. ; )

+Margaret Siemers :
+Lynn Keller our loss completely, your presence here is always duly noted and appreciated by me. Best of Luck on your new endeavor. 
 
+Frank Gainsford :
+Margaret Siemers
Many thanx for the mention and kind words. I do try to be helpful when I see people asking questions.

As far as different platforms are concerned, I will need to look around and ask a few questions myself. I have some basic knowldge of these issues, but not enough to really help and be truly accruate.

Perhaps one +Ammon Johns could help here, but I am not sure. The guys at +ISOOSI Research Engine where Ammon is a very prominent member could also be a source of info for this issue, or they could at least refer you to some body that would be truly knowledgeable on the issue of multiple platforms.
 
+John Kellden :
Pleased as punch with this whole thread!  Will do the Moderator honours switching thingie first thing tomorrow. For those of you who haven't got to this post yet, no rush, give us a shout when you can. 

It's Friday Taco time in the Kellden clan. 
<raising a glass of red in our general direction...>

:::bowing:::
 
+Becky Coleman :
+Frank Gainsford thanks. I'll contact that source. Wish I knew exactly what to ask. Problem is most likely manageable on my end with contact organization, but not sure how to sort notifications from one community.

+Ammon Johns :
Thanks for the ping, +Frank Gainsford.  Catching up late here (its been another very, very busy week), and thinking the question is about how well various devices work with G+?

If I got that question right, the answer is a mixed bag, because there are many different elements to G+, some being quite universal (browser access to the G+ site itself) while other parts are apps with more limited support, and various levels of bugs.

Then there are things that are just full of bugs at the back-end, and have nothing to do with how the user access them (like notifications issues, which are down to the sheer volume of data G+ is transmitting in all directions at all times).

If you simply think of the sheer logistics of notifications for a moment - that any time one of 300,000 users takes an action, G+'s software has to run cross-checks against everyone else's preferences and know exactly who should be notified, it's the kind of logistical, resource-heavy nightmare that can send a web developer into a padded cell.

So much data is going in all directions, every single millisecond, and every single time you ask for a page, that page is generated specifically to you and you alone, with reference to hundreds of different sources of information, its amazing the notifications ever work.  
 
+Margaret Siemers :
+Frank Gainsford Always much obliged for your help and knowledge. You are appreciated.
 
+Margaret Siemers :
+Ammon Johns Thank you for stopping in and sharing your knowledge. When I think of Notifications in that light, I personally don't think they do such a bad job after all. But then I only use a Desktop PC, so I have no idea of the troubles +Becky Coleman is having. Perhaps Becky can fill you in a little bit more.

+Becky Coleman :
+Ammon Johns that did jog my brain onto the correct track, and yes, it is the app limiting my interactions. The differences between the dtop and mobile are subtle, hence the diff in directly identifying what happens. I need to list out, on the spot, what seems odd rather than rushing to the dtop or simply ignoring the perplexity.
Notifications - I get your drift. Will go back to a couple posts on ways to organize circles for a refresher, but one question: is there any way to create a circle, peopled with community members, which notifies only when they post to the community?

+Doug Breitbart :
+John Kellden I am in. Not sure whether moderating is my strong suit, and I was anticipating a big ramp up in Sherpa duties, but let's talk. ;-}
 
+Vanessa Vaile :
At times my inner plonky has more plop than pluck ~ naps a lot too and slipped one in between reading a replying. I'm intrigued but not completely awake yet. 

I'd ask for a glass of vino tinto from the Rio Ebro to toast this but would just fall asleep again. 

More when I finish waking up. Until then, that's a yes with emphasis on intermittency
 
+Margaret Siemers :
+Vanessa Vaile Oh wonderful. So happy that you will be helping. I don't know you that well, but I am sure that will change now. I look forward to the experience. 
 
 +Margaret Siemers :
+Doug Breitbart well if you wanted to ramp up Sherpa duties, you can't do much better than helping to guide over 1,000 people around the Community. It will be easy for you, I can see you are a natural for it already. : )

+John Kellden :
Thanks much everyone!

Will make a more formal announcement tomorrow, in the Monday Magazine - mentioning the as of now eight moderators in the Conversation Community. 

+Margaret Siemers  and  +Terry Brown 
are Hosts for Life in the Village

+Grizwald Grim is hosting Deep Stuff

+Becky Coleman  +Vanessa Vaile  +Ron Scroggin  +Doug Breitbart 
let's help each other figure out what would work best for everyone.

Available options:
Hosts stewarding one topic each, similar to what +Grizwald Grim is already doing

Host forming pairs stewarding one topic, as +Margaret Siemers and +Terry Brown is doing with the Life in the Village topic (which is scoped considerably larger and possibly also more accessible, thus eventually needing more attention compared with eg Deep Stuff)

Hosts intermittently checking in (anything between a couple of times a day, to once a week is cool, since now there are eight of us) in any which topic and post that holds interest.

There's also a whole range of other options:

- inviting and welcoming new members
- curating content
- accessibility
- onboarding approaches

21C  ???
One of the core reasons for the whole bunch of topics with a 21C in the beginning of the name, is for Roadmapping, figuring out four things:

How

add considered, considerate comments on other people's posts

This How has served us well now for 22 months. How would we like to make this How even more understood?

Whereto
Where is the selforganizing, emergent, unfolding Conversation Community heading?  

What
What would we like the cocreation of value, the ValueWeb scaffolded by the content, the context, the conversations, the evolution of conversations, to be all about?

Why
There's already a core set of three principles
#inclusivity   #curiosity   #agency   
are those three sufficient? Do we need to emphasize, that there's
three other principles 
#selfhood   #service   #synthesis  around which the above three are revolving and evolving, or leave that implicit?

This all jotted down for now, consider as being a draft, and if we want to, we could turn this into a shared Google Doc, if that would help annotate into something that would be of use, both for us as hosts, and of service to all the other members.

+Frank Gainsford :
+Margaret Siemers
Then there is the issue of the semantic value of being a moderator in a community and the impact that being a moderator has on your semantic foot print, along with the very special and deep rooted SEOVI (Search engine Optimisation Value indicators) that are added to your personal profile as a consequence of the percived trust within the community.

Even just being an ordinary member of a community adds some small extra SEOVI to any persons semantic foot print, and if they are active within the community, this is elevated even more for semantically linked issues and extends into every corner of your influence, pushing your content and associated works higher into the SERP's (Search Engine Results Pages).

Being a member of a community also adds some significant value to an individuals view counts on G+, and these are being used more and more along with other factors as TRUST SIGNALS within the Google Humming bird algorithm and associated semantic links.

These issues are an awful lot more powerful than most marketing personal and Search marketing consultants are willing to admit publicly, as Google now uses in excess of 250 different factors in determining their search results, and the ratio of view counts versus followers is soon to be added to this growing list of factors that have an influence in search.

I came to this community initially to learn about networking and related issues,  but have learned so much more and enjoy the positive reaction that most posts get here, as well as the ongoing and rather deep conversations the have developed, around many of the posts here within this community.

The issues around communication and learning within the 21 C have also caught my attention, as have the many MOOC's (Massively Open Online Courses) that are available online.

Unfortunately know something and getting the knowledge to work are very different issues, but you know that.
 
+Becky Coleman :
+Frank Gainsford hmm. Enaction may be a niche that needs filling, as you say, "getting the knowledge to work". If we want to fight the Bigs, make small moves away from mass production and consumption (waste), we need actual references to the how/where to do it.
 
+Vanessa Vaile :
+Frank Gainsford thank you for expanding on semantic values and footprints ~ I sensed such might be the case. The weight of it also gives pause for thought.

Starting with the Canadian connectivist model, I've participated in a number of moocs as well ~ and still am although not always in full active mode. Many of those are also making those "small moves away" from massive. Institutional super-sizing may have been a wake up call. 

Image:___

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2014-08-30 13:25:44 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Life in the Village, part 33: Time to feed the cats and dogs

There's squirrels as well, but not right here.

Poor thing!
Lol

#lol #poor #squirrel #bird #feeder___Life in the Village, part 33: Time to feed the cats and dogs

There's squirrels as well, but not right here.

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2014-08-30 13:20:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Good Morning and Afternoon Dear Fellow Doodlers, erh I mean Googlers, erh I mean Googleverse Netizens

In a network, the best antidote against attention scatter syndrome, is other people, a cup of coffee and talking a walk through the forest - extra bonus points if you do all three at the same time. If that is not possible, there's always Doodle.

I'd like to take this moment, this Saturday morning, to repost a ('relatively') old comic from +gapingvoid art.... ___Good Morning and Afternoon Dear Fellow Doodlers, erh I mean Googlers, erh I mean Googleverse Netizens

In a network, the best antidote against attention scatter syndrome, is other people, a cup of coffee and talking a walk through the forest - extra bonus points if you do all three at the same time. If that is not possible, there's always Doodle.

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2014-08-30 13:14:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

21C Literacies: Visual Notetaking

This is a short and unassuming review of Mike Rhode's The Sketchnote Workbook by Jane Bozarth, but it is so much more. 

1. It is what I have often called a course-in-a-post. 
2. She notes why you should pay attention to it, i.e. why buy it.
3. She points to related and connected practices, examples and communities
4. She guides you to info that makes the book more useful than it already is.

Well, done.  I bought it and am playing about even now.  This is a good model for being a curator/teacher/learner.  We don't just put the food down where the goats can get to it, we contextualize it with the reader, audience, and learner in mind. ___21C Literacies: Visual Notetaking

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2014-08-30 13:09:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

21C Conversations: Eudaimonia

"In a network, conviviality is a function of holding space for the necessary and sufficient slow to unfold."
-- John Kellden

Why #conversations within the modern demos are still worth it... 

In spite of the Id and the Un­conscious, in spite of endemic neurosis and the prev­alence of low IQ's, most men and women are probably decent enough and sensible enough to be trusted with the direction of their own destinies.

- Aldous Huxley___21C Conversations: Eudaimonia

"In a network, conviviality is a function of holding space for the necessary and sufficient slow to unfold."
-- John Kellden

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2014-08-30 13:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: La Piece De Resistance

Awww yisss___Zen of Small Tasks: La Piece De Resistance

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2014-08-30 12:53:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

21C Platforms: What Knowledge Your Footprint?

content, context, conversation, context, content

Although the above five step generative sequence looks exactly the same as one I've posted earlier, it's different. The profound difference -  two sequences nested into one:
http://goo.gl/eYofSG

-  Story(analog, human) from left to right, and another
-  Data(digital, algorithm) from right to left

In the middle there's an ongoing #metalogue  a moveable feast between human (individual, collaborative, collective) desires and algorithms increasingly able to serve our needs (think the movie "Her") .

What Footprint Your Knowledge?

+David Amerland :
Google's Knowledge Vault in Five Steps
http://goo.gl/y0HsLI

Google's Knowledge Vault (http://goo.gl/DcytGu) requires fivedist... more »

21C Platforms: What Knowledge Your Footprint?

content, context, conversation, context, content

Although the above five step generative sequence looks exactly the same as one I've posted earlier, it's different. The profound difference -  two sequences nested into one:
http://goo.gl/eYofSG

-  Story(analog, human) from left to right, and another
-  Data(digital, algorithm) from right to left

In the middle there's an ongoing #metalogue  a moveable feast between human (individual, collaborative, collective) desires and algorithms increasingly able to serve our needs (think the movie "Her") .

What Footprint Your Knowledge?

+David Amerland :
Google's Knowledge Vault in Five Steps
http://goo.gl/y0HsLI

Google's Knowledge Vault (http://goo.gl/DcytGu) requires five distinct steps to happen and each of these overlaps with the others. Here's what they are and how they will affect you.  ___

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2014-08-30 09:27:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Visual Storytelling: A Happy Descent

Everytime I succeed in the whole

There and Back Again

it feels like a small additional part of my own spirit,
is now able to feel at home in my own body.

Image ht +Alyssa Amber 

Follow us for more +Wonderful Nature And Wild Life___Visual Storytelling: A Happy Descent

Everytime I succeed in the whole

There and Back Again

it feels like a small additional part of my own spirit,
is now able to feel at home in my own body.

Image ht +Alyssa Amber 

2014-08-29 16:13:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

21C Platforms: Distributed Platforms

#stewardship   

+Harlan T Wood  +Sakari Maaranen  +David Amerland +Ishan Shapiro  +Gunther Sonnenfeld  +Robert Best  +Lacerant Plainer  +Michel Bauwens  +Leif Edvinsson  +Adam B. Levine 

Join +Doc Searls and  +Drummond Reed on Personal Clouds
Learn why customers' owning their data delivers better customer experiences

All about the coming age of personal data sovereignty. Join the discussion.  Webinar is free, but registration is required.___21C Platforms: Distributed Platforms

#stewardship   

+Harlan T Wood  +Sakari Maaranen  +David Amerland +Ishan Shapiro  +Gunther Sonnenfeld  +Robert Best  +Lacerant Plainer  +Michel Bauwens  +Leif Edvinsson  +Adam B. Levine 

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2014-08-29 16:03:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Life in the Village, part 32: Decisions, decisions...

Where Shall I Pee Next

#ShiloPug #PugLove___Life in the Village, part 32: Decisions, decisions...

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2014-08-29 15:59:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Life in the Village, part 31: Saskatchewan Skies

Ok, so it's some distance from most of the hustle and bustle...   :)

The Land of the Living Skies
Saskatchewan___Life in the Village, part 31: Saskatchewan Skies

Ok, so it's some distance from most of the hustle and bustle...   :)

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2014-08-29 13:32:53 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 15 +1s)

21C Workflow: Network-centric Mindset

amplify, anneal, achieve

is one of the approaches I use for graph traversal.

Below you'll find two other successful approaches, by +Jaana Nyström and +Denis Labelle .
From where I sit, the key insight and take-away, is to roll your own approach. Start with who you are and do successively more and more of what works for you. Always follow:

"Be kind."
-- Kurt Vonnegut

+Jaana Nyström :
Find your niche, engage and be yourself

Write about the things that interest you, share links and videos that you find amusing or intriguing. Post stuff with good content, as that is what the public is looking for. Use #hashtags  and create your own unique hashes, like my #Jaanatip .

Don't pay overly much attention to grammar or punctuation, remember there arealway... more »

21C Workflow: Network-centric Mindset

amplify, anneal, achieve

is one of the approaches I use for graph traversal.

Below you'll find two other successful approaches, by +Jaana Nyström and +Denis Labelle .
From where I sit, the key insight and take-away, is to roll your own approach. Start with who you are and do successively more and more of what works for you. Always follow:

"Be kind."
-- Kurt Vonnegut

+Jaana Nyström :
Find your niche, engage and be yourself

Write about the things that interest you, share links and videos that you find amusing or intriguing. Post stuff with good content, as that is what the public is looking for. Use #hashtags  and create your own unique hashes, like my #Jaanatip .

Don't pay overly much attention to grammar or punctuation, remember there are always those who (if there's no other way to get your goat) will correct your spelling and not concentrate on your content. 
Google+ is very international and we cannot all master the BBC English... 

Join communities, engage, comment, share and participate

Don't wallow in your own circles if you wish to learn and connect:
Let all of the content and insights come out of your heart.
That's what I do.

Google+ is a great platform to "let your hair down", especially when folks realize that they can just be themselves and that there are scores of others who think likewise.  

An audience for everyone.

Google+ is what you make of it.

My 5 C's?
Circle, curate, create, communicate and consume!


+Denis Labelle :
GROW on Google+
Connect. Engage. Manage. Improve. Achieve

1. Goals - What do I need to achieve? Where do I want to be?

2. Reality - What is happening now? How far away I am from my goals?

3.Options - What can I do? What are my opportunities for development?

4. Way Forward - How and when will I do it? How will I sustain success?

This is the methodology (known as the GROW model) I use to set and reach my goals. It's easy to understand, straightforward to apply and thorough.

Image:   Approach and Mindset, uxmag.com
http://goo.gl/RtWs19___

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2014-08-29 04:00:35 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: Capture

Looking up

I made a photo today :)







---------------------------
#evesperceptions   #trees   #treephotography  ___Zen of Small Tasks: Capture

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2014-08-29 03:53:57 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Good Morning Dear Googleverse Netizens

Great view +Bryan Alexander

Looking west along the Middlebury River, towards East Middlebury, from the Sand Hill Bridge. ___Good Morning Dear Googleverse Netizens

Great view +Bryan Alexander

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2014-08-28 21:10:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Good Evening Dear Googleverse Netizens

Every text, image, video is a small part of a larger story.

Kate Bush - Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe - Animation: http://youtu.be/KKPHA3_cBus

Good Evening Dear Googleverse Netizens

Every text, image, video is a small part of a larger story.

Kate Bush - Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe - Animation: http://youtu.be/KKPHA3_cBus___

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2014-08-28 20:52:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

21C Platforms: Impact

from satisfaction to impact

Social Business Design
http://goo.gl/lrqKd3

+Gideon Rosenblatt :
Why   isn't   software going after more of the really tough societal/ecological problems we face? 

In a word, it's money. I can speak from tough personal experience about the difficulty of balancing mission and money in software. It's definitely doable, but it takes one heck of a lot of creativity to make that kind of business model work. 

For those who might be interested, here is a summary of some very deep thinking that my old tech consulting group did around applying technology towards societal/ecological ends: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/groundwires-theory-of-change/

21C Platforms: Impact

from satisfaction to impact

Social Business Design
http://goo.gl/lrqKd3

+Gideon Rosenblatt :
Why   isn't   software going after more of the really tough societal/ecological problems we face? 

In a word, it's money. I can speak from tough personal experience about the difficulty of balancing mission and money in software. It's definitely doable, but it takes one heck of a lot of creativity to make that kind of business model work. 

For those who might be interested, here is a summary of some very deep thinking that my old tech consulting group did around applying technology towards societal/ecological ends: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/groundwires-theory-of-change/___

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2014-08-28 12:56:11 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

21C Conversations: The 26C

+Michael Nielsen :
What is the Project?

My friend, science fiction writer Karl Schroeder, sometimes likes to talk about "the Project".

By this, he means: if we imagine historians looking back from the vantage point of 500 or 1,000 years in the future, what would it look like the human species is doing today?

You can ask what the Project was at any point in human history.  

10,000 years ago you can make a case that the Project was developing agriculture and creating the first early villages.

350 years ago you can make a case that the Project was the Enlightenment, the beginning of modern science, and some of the earlier rumblings of democracy.

I'd love to hear what people think the Project is today.

Rules:

(1) No making fun of or arguing with otherp... more »

21C Conversations: The 26C

+Michael Nielsen :
What is the Project?

My friend, science fiction writer Karl Schroeder, sometimes likes to talk about "the Project".

By this, he means: if we imagine historians looking back from the vantage point of 500 or 1,000 years in the future, what would it look like the human species is doing today?

You can ask what the Project was at any point in human history.  

10,000 years ago you can make a case that the Project was developing agriculture and creating the first early villages.

350 years ago you can make a case that the Project was the Enlightenment, the beginning of modern science, and some of the earlier rumblings of democracy.

I'd love to hear what people think the Project is today.

Rules:

(1) No making fun of or arguing with other people's suggestions.   However:

(1.5) Please, please do riff on other people's suggestions, spinning them out, trying variations, and so on.  You're even welcome to suggest opposites (e.g. "Curing all disease" in response to "The end of antibiotics"), provided it's clear that you're not trying to argue, but simply having fun trying to generate alternate ideas.

(2) I'd love to hear some suggestions from left field.  The point here isn't to be right.  It's to get an unusual lens on the world today.  

(When asked what was the most important invention in history, Freeman  Dyson answered "hay".  Dyson is nothing if not stimulating.)

(3) In this vein, it may help to think about the Project from different vantage points.  What sort of answer might be given by a scientist stationed at the South Pole?  By a single parent in Bangladesh?  By a day trader in New Zealand?  Etc.

(4) There are some answers that will obviously come up: "solving the problem of climate change"; "making sure the world has enough to eat"; "building thinking machines", etc.  That's great, but if you're going to give such an answer, try to make it a little richer than just the obvious: "Solving the problem of climate change by switching to space-based solar mirrors for electrical power" is more interesting than "Solving the problem of climate change".

(5) This is about what may happen, most emphatically not what should happen.  Please don't worry about the latter (which is, after all, being discussed at length elsewhere on the internet).  Actually, it's quite fun to play out the negative scenarios, provided it's done with imagination and verve.

(6) Extra credit: Scenarios that are new in interesting ways.  If it helps, think of yourself as a sci-fi writer.  They can't just use existing storylines, they have to come up with ideas that are different in interesting ways from what has come before.  So take a typical idea - say, today is about solving climate change - and come up with an unusual twist :-) 


SciFi Ping:
+SciFi Author: Lacerant Plainer +Lacerant Plainer +John Verdon +Seb Paquet +laurie corzett +Frank Elliott +Lawrence London +Mani Saint-Victor +Peter Hatherley +Andrea Graziano +George Station +Bryan Alexander +Jason K +Vicky Gallardo +Jeff Jockisch +Leland LeCuyer +Laston Kirkland +Becky Coleman +Frank Gainsford +Bettina Ascaino +David Amerland +Ole Olson +vijay kachru +Pamela Wang +Melody Polson +Micah Boswell +Susanne Ramharter +Luis Alberola +Marja Oilinki +Charles Strebor ___

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2014-08-28 03:48:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Good Morning Dear Chimney Sweeps

A spoonful of sugar.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
50 years to the day and I can still pronounce it without missing a beat.
For those who can't suːpərˌkælɨˌfrædʒɨˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɨˈdoʊʃəs/___Good Morning Dear Chimney Sweeps

A spoonful of sugar.

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2014-08-27 19:00:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: Grinding Grain

Helping to prepare for grinding grain at the water mill at philipsburg manor___Zen of Small Tasks: Grinding Grain

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2014-08-27 18:02:46 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

21C Monday Magazine
Issue 2 - Dec 16, 2013

"In a network, meaningful connectivity co-evolves with collectively intelligent graph traversal." 
-- John Kellden

Conversation from original comment thread

+richard chu :
life always breaks through

+John Kellden :
Very true +richard chu - life always finds a way.

+Mark Traphagen :
Thanks for including me!

+Hoda Maalouf :
Thank you so much +John Kellden ! 

+David Amerland :
+John Kellden thank you for inclusion in this stupendously great collection. 

+Sakari Maaranen :
Thanks and a bow, +John Kellden!

+Adam Johnson :
Ye Gods +John Kellden - what have you done here!? There is so much reading to be had, and more to the point, so much curation that has been done. I say "well done", and I haven't even read any ofwhat's been sha... more »

The Google+ Monday Magazine    http://goo.gl/lbEO5x
Issue 2 - Dec 16, 2013

Conversations as skill, literacy, flow and art
An invitation to join the Conversation Community.
Here's some of the five hundred conversationalists:
http://goo.gl/lbEO5x

Science vs Copywriting
http://goo.gl/krt6Zb
-- +Deborah L Gabriel 

Accounting, Living Things and Control
http://goo.gl/8kM0BW
-- +Sakari Maaranen

NSA is coming to town
http://goo.gl/lc2nTh
-- +annie bodnar

The Future of Money
http://goo.gl/3dvRc4
-- +Dan Robles 

Gifts that really matter
http://goo.gl/qsvx5C
-- +Hoda Maalouf

User Intent and Click-Through Rates
http://goo.gl/OUdUYJ
-- +Mark Traphagen

The Road Not Taken - Revisited
http://goo.gl/2jPSoS
-- +Line Petersen

Patterning: Φ
http://goo.gl/AtiSA5
A conversation between
+Andrew Carpenter +Mark Traphagen +Mani Scienide +Deborah L Gabriel +kara wood +John Kellden +Ulrike Singer-Bayrle +Grizwald Grim +Marta Rauch 

---------

The Google+ Monday Magazine    http://goo.gl/lbEO5x
Issue 1 - Dec 9, 2013

I'm a twittering twit of a twitter
http://goo.gl/Pnu8CL
-- +Roz Hussin 

A moment in the Web, and its question:
http://goo.gl/lmIHND
-- +Bryan Alexander 

Visualizing the Invisible
http://goo.gl/yB1L5P
--  +Bitte Rozalia 

Programming Part 1: What is Programming?
http://goo.gl/5yltS7
--  +Andrew Carpenter 

Time, Energy and Money:
http://goo.gl/wMbdqr
--  +Susan Cox 

Our Minds and the Coming Age of Intelligent Machines:
http://goo.gl/KiHhPp
--  +David Amerland 

Our Heart Beat On Google Plus:
http://goo.gl/EU9MAJ
--  +Gina Fiedel 

What most schools don't teach:
http://goo.gl/B6wSKZ
-- +Adrian Segar 

Intrigued by Maps?
http://goo.gl/2cJJUB
--  +Janice Bakke 

Protocols for transforming debate into conversations?
http://goo.gl/Zjg7ki
-- +Grizwald Grim

Conversations as skill, literacy, flow and art
An invitation to join the Conversation Community.
Here's some of the five hundred conversationalists:
http://goo.gl/lbEO5x

Image:   http://goo.gl/XDUxaU___21C Monday Magazine
Issue 2 - Dec 16, 2013

"In a network, meaningful connectivity co-evolves with collectively intelligent graph traversal." 
-- John Kellden

Conversation from original comment thread

+richard chu :
life always breaks through

+John Kellden :
Very true +richard chu - life always finds a way.

+Mark Traphagen :
Thanks for including me!

+Hoda Maalouf :
Thank you so much +John Kellden ! 

+David Amerland :
+John Kellden thank you for inclusion in this stupendously great collection. 

+Sakari Maaranen :
Thanks and a bow, +John Kellden!

+Adam Johnson :
Ye Gods +John Kellden - what have you done here!? There is so much reading to be had, and more to the point, so much curation that has been done. I say "well done", and I haven't even read any of what's been shared (yet). But I will.

I must confess that there are so many sparks flying that I must often close my eyes and focus. Having seen Superman Man of Steel last night, it seems that the quality of posts here, on FB and Twitter make me a young Clark Kent, a receiver for all sorts of great stuff that needs to be distilled. As Clark was advised "Focus". I'd add to that "and if you can't manage that, let +John Kellden focus for you". If only I could fly and disguise myself by simply putting on a pair of glasses!

+Rozalia R.Bitte :
Thank you +John Kellden for including me in this great collection.

+Deborah L Gabriel :
Thank you, +John Kellden for including me in this wonderfully deep collection
 
+Line Petersen :
Thank you:-)+John Kellden 

+Line Petersen : 
+Adam Johnson It is a good place to go feed your mind:-):-)

+John Kellden :
"We made this!"   :)

+kara wood :
+John Kellden I really enjoy your work, your community and all the wonderful conversations - I enjoy reading/ and participating (sometimes) with all  the interesting people who are attracted to thoughtful and meaningful streams of conversation.   Thanks for including me. 

+Marta Rauch : 
+John Kellden thank you for bringing this community together! :)

+John Kellden :
To all the five hundred Conversation Community members in general, and to all the fantabulous people in this thread in particular - thanks for being here!

+Roz Hussin :
Thanks for the mention +John Kellden .

FYI, the Twitter debate keeps on expanding and splintering to other threads with other related sub-topics...

+John Kellden :
+Roz Hussin it's a very interesting thread! It's also helpful for me to better understand Google+, through compare and contrast...

+Marie Kenerson : 
Thanks for invitation +John Kellden n

+Susan Cox :
wonderful......have some other thoughts for invitation and entry...to be coming Jan

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2014-08-27 10:41:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Social Business Design: Need, Team, ValueWeb, Product, Experience

Not necessarily in that order.

Social Business Design
http://goo.gl/lrqKd3

Related:

Digital Magazine as Case Study

niche

- currently, most existing mass media services cater predominantly to what has mass appeal, aka below the waistline.

- most proprietary platforms, caters predominantly to what can be aggregated by the gazillion items of data. Ie, not caring almost at all about the quality of content, as long as there's lots of it. Aka, the public stream, the what's hot, the nut juggling, hustling in the back alley strategic direction of Facebook.

- inside social media, there's still mostly a content marketing, aka marketing discourse and a mostly subterranean rebel resistance in the form of digital tribes

Taken together, this means that anyone... more »

Playing catch-up with the competition can only ever help you make incremental gains. It will never help you create something new.

It’s important to understand what’s going on around you, but the best way to stay ahead is a laser focus on building great products that people need.

#howgoogleworks #innovation

www.HowGoogleWorks.net___Social Business Design: Need, Team, ValueWeb, Product, Experience

Not necessarily in that order.

Social Business Design
http://goo.gl/lrqKd3

Related:

Digital Magazine as Case Study

niche

- currently, most existing mass media services cater predominantly to what has mass appeal, aka below the waistline.

- most proprietary platforms, caters predominantly to what can be aggregated by the gazillion items of data. Ie, not caring almost at all about the quality of content, as long as there's lots of it. Aka, the public stream, the what's hot, the nut juggling, hustling in the back alley strategic direction of Facebook.

- inside social media, there's still mostly a content marketing, aka marketing discourse and a mostly subterranean rebel resistance in the form of digital tribes

Taken together, this means that anyone individual participant with unique talent who happens to find herself outside most corporate firewalls, are without a scene, without a platform, launch-pad, amplifier, transceiver. 

This outlines with precision, what services we would provide. I personally know about more than a thousand people who are being subtly squelched, by the very design of the platforms. Seen as lounges though (essential reframing) all proprietary platforms serves brilliantly already. 

We've said

"Hello - I'm mostly human and mostly harmless"

via catsandbacon for three years now. Time to move on. Not as much moving to a different platform, as moving to a different discourse. 

The innovation is simple:

What lies slightly beyond and outside the content marketing box?


*An Innovation Deep Dive*
An interesting perspective on technology +Alex Schleber  - could it be that we are yet to discover a deep enough why of our using tools, developing technologies? Some distance to go before archetypes and practice aligns?

Virtuous cycle: Deep archetypal roots
"Many of the apps we have nowadays — the successful ones, at least — revolve around game mechanics, addiction, self-reference, and narcissism. Even apps I use and actually like quite a lot fall into this category."
-- +Jolie O'Dell 

Interesting parallells with other threads from +Alex Schleber and +Gideon Rosenblatt    #futureofwork  

Link ht +Daniël Crompton 

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2014-08-27 09:32:05 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)

Good Morning Dear Fellow Cocreators of Experienced Reality

Here - have some Vitamin C:

Image ht +Irma Wilson 

Good Morning Dear Fellow Cocreators of Experienced Reality

Here - have some Vitamin C:

Image ht +Irma Wilson ___

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2014-08-27 08:40:40 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Watercooler, part 7: Permission Slip Instead of a Manifesto

I honestly believe - if every member of the Conversation Community would chime in once a month or so, just to have a virtual cup of coffee and the serendipituous side order of sharing a word or two - there's almost nothing we wouldn't be able to do, out of such an ambiance, such an emergent flow.

- So, what you've been up to lately?
- Ah, you know, nothing much, just the usual, solving the worlds problems...
- Cool. Another cup? A croissant? A web link perhaps?
- Thanks! I will digest these later...   ...sorry, gotta go, catch you in a week or a month?
- Sure thing.
- Ok, see ya!

View through such a triple lens:
- serendipity
- shared mindfulness
- sharing a word or two around a cup of coffee

all the 21C topics can then be seen as some of the CC... more »

Watercooler, part 7: Permission Slip Instead of a Manifesto

I honestly believe - if every member of the Conversation Community would chime in once a month or so, just to have a virtual cup of coffee and the serendipituous side order of sharing a word or two - there's almost nothing we wouldn't be able to do, out of such an ambiance, such an emergent flow.

- So, what you've been up to lately?
- Ah, you know, nothing much, just the usual, solving the worlds problems...
- Cool. Another cup? A croissant? A web link perhaps?
- Thanks! I will digest these later...   ...sorry, gotta go, catch you in a week or a month?
- Sure thing.
- Ok, see ya!

View through such a triple lens:
- serendipity
- shared mindfulness
- sharing a word or two around a cup of coffee

all the 21C topics can then be seen as some of the CC members helping each other figuring out where we're going.

Image:   Moebius & +Joachim Stroh   http://goo.gl/HUxeyq ___

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2014-08-26 18:29:05 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Life in the Village, part 2038: Children

"As games are inherently about play and amusement (as well as content), I thought that this article really speaks to the great need for play in our lives to catapult our development as creative and collaborative beings."
-- +maureen maher 

Playfulness ping +Bernie DeKoven 

___Life in the Village, part 2038: Children

"As games are inherently about play and amusement (as well as content), I thought that this article really speaks to the great need for play in our lives to catapult our development as creative and collaborative beings."
-- +maureen maher 

Playfulness ping +Bernie DeKoven 

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2014-08-26 18:24:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: Taking a walk

Imagination, curiosity, creativity. And that's before breakfast. After two cups of coffee, then I'm all set for some serious walking. 

___Zen of Small Tasks: Taking a walk

Imagination, curiosity, creativity. And that's before breakfast. After two cups of coffee, then I'm all set for some serious walking. 

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2014-08-26 18:06:57 (62 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Deep Stuff: Archetypes

"Campbell, like Jung, believed that all stories at their heart describe a key aspect of the human experience: personal growth.  A hero leaves the known, descends into the unknown, does battle with an opponent who is usually a reflection of some limiting aspect of him/herself, and returns to the known with a boon for mankind, some valuable insight.
The Hero's Journey has 12 stages, outlining 3 acts.  I've taken a stab at suggesting where the narrative fractal element might sit in relation."
-- +Stephen Roloff   in response to +Mark Frazier 
http://goo.gl/QSvbvq

Jung ping +Hoda Maalouf +Meg Tufano +Susan Cox +Farinaz Parsay +Pamela Wang +Lynn Keller +Kate Griffiths +Mara Rose +Colin Walker +frank erck +Teodora Petkova +Bettina Ascaino +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Arneïs Barnabé +John Hopper +Grizwald Grim +JohnVerdon +Gideon Rosenbl... more »

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that archetypes are models of people, behaviors or personalities. Jung suggested that the psyche was composed of three components: the ego, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious.

According to Jung, the ego represents the conscious mind while the personal unconscious contains memories, including those that have been suppressed. The collective unconscious is a unique component in that Jung believed that this part of the psyche served as a form of psychological inheritance. It contains all of the knowledge and experiences we share as a species.

The Origins of Archetypes
Where do these archetypes come from then? The collective unconscious, Jung believed, was where these archetypes exist. He suggested that these models are innate, universal and hereditary. Archetypes are unlearned and function to organize how we experience certain things.

"All the most powerful ideas in history go back to archetypes," Jung explained in his book The Structure of the Psyche. "This is particularly true of religious ideas, but the central concepts of science, philosophy, and ethics are no exception to this rule. In their present form they are variants of archetypal ideas created by consciously applying and adapting these ideas to reality. For it is the function of consciousness, not only to recognize and assimilate the external world through the gateway of the senses, but to translate into visible reality the world within us."
Jung identified four major archetypes, but also believed that there was no limit to the number that may exist.

The Self
The self is an archetype that represents the unification of the unconsciousness and consciousness of an individual. The creation of the self occurs through a process known as individuation, in which the various aspects of personality are integrated. Jung often represented the self as a circle, square or mandala.

The Shadow
The shadow is an archetype that consists of the sex and life instincts. The shadow exists as part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts and shortcomings. This archetype is often described as the darker side of the psyche, representing wildness, chaos and the unknown. These latent dispositions are present in all of us, Jung believed, although people sometimes deny this element of their own psyche and instead project it onto others.

Jung suggested that the shadow can appear in dreams or visions and may take a variety of forms. It might appear as a snake, a monster, a demon, a dragon or some other dark, wild or exotic figure.

The Anima or Animus
The anima is a feminine image in the male psyche and the animus is a male image in the female psyche. The anima/animus represents the "true self" rather than the image we present to others and serves as the primary source of communication with the collective unconscious.

The combination of the anima and animus is known as the syzygy, or the divine couple. The syzygy represents completion, unification and wholeness.

The Persona
The persona is how we present ourselves to the world. The word "persona" is derived from a Latin word that literally means "mask." It is not a literal mask, however. The persona represents all of the different social masks that we wear among different groups and situations. It acts to shield the ego from negative images. According to Jung, the persona may appear in dreams and take a number of different forms.

Other Archetypes
Jung suggested that the number of existing archetypes is not static or fixed. Instead, many different archetypes may overlap or combine at any given time. The following are just a few of the various archetypes that Jung described:

The father: Authority figure; stern; powerful.
_The mother:_Nurturing; comforting.
The child: Longing for innocence; rebirth; salvation.
The wise old man: Guidance; knowledge; wisdom.
The hero: Champion; defender; rescuer.
The maiden: Innocence; desire; purity.
The trickster: Deceiver; liar; trouble-maker.

#CarlGustavJung   #Archetypes   #Psychology  ___Deep Stuff: Archetypes

"Campbell, like Jung, believed that all stories at their heart describe a key aspect of the human experience: personal growth.  A hero leaves the known, descends into the unknown, does battle with an opponent who is usually a reflection of some limiting aspect of him/herself, and returns to the known with a boon for mankind, some valuable insight.
The Hero's Journey has 12 stages, outlining 3 acts.  I've taken a stab at suggesting where the narrative fractal element might sit in relation."
-- +Stephen Roloff   in response to +Mark Frazier 
http://goo.gl/QSvbvq

Jung ping +Hoda Maalouf +Meg Tufano +Susan Cox +Farinaz Parsay +Pamela Wang +Lynn Keller +Kate Griffiths +Mara Rose +Colin Walker +frank erck +Teodora Petkova +Bettina Ascaino +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Arneïs Barnabé +John Hopper +Grizwald Grim +John Verdon +Gideon Rosenblatt +Mani Saint-Victor +David Amerland +David Hain +Steve Wheeler +Dan Durrant +Jon Chef +Saurus Ommley +O'Neil Godfrey +laurie corzett  

Article ht +Mick Fealty 

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2014-08-26 15:30:23 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: Ideas

"More often than not, in small fragments."
-- David Lynch

___Zen of Small Tasks: Ideas

"More often than not, in small fragments."
-- David Lynch

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2014-08-26 15:22:15 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Gaia, part 7: First it gets worse...

Four scenarios, a choice between bad and disaster.

Link ht +Jeffrey J Davis 

Gaia, part 7: First it gets worse...

Four scenarios, a choice between bad and disaster.

Link ht +Jeffrey J Davis ___

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2014-08-26 15:13:29 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)

Good Afternoon Dear Googleverse Rebels

We need to be measured about these things.

ht +John Verdon 

Benefits of sticking with the old way of doing things___Good Afternoon Dear Googleverse Rebels

We need to be measured about these things.

ht +John Verdon 

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2014-08-26 14:58:47 (37 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Life in the Village, part 30: Serendipity

"There is nothing more gratifying than feeling connected to beings who aren't me."
-- +Gina Fiedel 

"I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen."
-- John Steinbeck

"Now and zen, meeting someone, really meeting someone, is the serendipity already."
-- John Kellden

Image and the two first quotes above #oldiegoldie post, nod of thanks to +Hoda Maalouf    http://goo.gl/gPTe3o

Life in the Village, part 30: Serendipity

"There is nothing more gratifying than feeling connected to beings who aren't me."
-- +Gina Fiedel 

"I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen."
-- John Steinbeck

"Now and zen, meeting someone, really meeting someone, is the serendipity already."
-- John Kellden

Image and the two first quotes above #oldiegoldie post, nod of thanks to +Hoda Maalouf    http://goo.gl/gPTe3o___

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2014-08-26 13:32:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

21C Literacies, part 12: Organize

forget, forage, reinforce

"All in all, [Benedict] Carey vividly shows readers how learning can be less of a chore and more a way of living that lets new information and skills “seep under our skin.”
-- Ingfei Chen

Article ht +John Hagel 

21C Literacies, part 12: Organize

forget, forage, reinforce

"All in all, [Benedict] Carey vividly shows readers how learning can be less of a chore and more a way of living that lets new information and skills “seep under our skin.”
-- Ingfei Chen

Article ht +John Hagel ___

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2014-08-26 12:36:41 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

21C Enaction, part 9: Music Is Our First Love

"In a network, resonance begets refactoring augmenting graph traversal."
-- John Kellden

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream 
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been 
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen 
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed 

Led Zeppelin: Kashmir 5/24/1975 HD

How resonant our understanding?
"...the enactive approaches to human musicality are capable of explaining the basic relationship between a musical subject and a musical object according to a pre-conceptual and pre-linguistic form of understanding related to bodily motor expertise."
-- Jakub Ryszard Matyja & Andrea Schiavio    http://goo.gl/Thj1wQ
Rese... more »

21C Enaction, part 9: Music Is Our First Love

"In a network, resonance begets refactoring augmenting graph traversal."
-- John Kellden

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream 
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been 
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen 
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed 

Led Zeppelin: Kashmir 5/24/1975 HD

How resonant our understanding?
"...the enactive approaches to human musicality are capable of explaining the basic relationship between a musical subject and a musical object according to a pre-conceptual and pre-linguistic form of understanding related to bodily motor expertise."
-- Jakub Ryszard Matyja & Andrea Schiavio    http://goo.gl/Thj1wQ

Research nod of thanks +Mani Saint-Victor 

+Ron Scroggin : 
It's hard to beat enaction when it comes to the experience of music. Mental representations can be enacted realistically enough though, to provide real cognitive experience. Enaction and representation have in common bodily motor expertise, which might explain a bit about immersive cognitive experience.

The authors' search for a base-level understanding of music might be answered in part by the nature of music's communicative power in the brain's own neurodynamic language of pitches (tonality). 

The above enaction / motor skills approach is pertinent to the kinesthetic portion of the affordance spectrum we are expanding into +John Kellden. 

And the fundamental pitch-language of the brain is an area of  auditory/musical affordances (signs, vectors) that we haven't directly looked at yet. (This topic wasn't specifically in the linked study.)
 
+Mani Saint-Victor :
You make that sound pretty, +Ron Scroggin
 
+Ron Scroggin :
Presumably there is a pattern of prettiness (beauty) already there to be found in the tangle. Thanks Mani.

Image:     http://goo.gl/0WXQ8b___

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2014-08-26 09:31:40 (4 comments, 17 reshares, 21 +1s)

21C Literacies, part 7: Co-create

"Any sufficiently inclusive cocreation is secretly one unit of trustflow."
-- John Kellden 

+Gina Fiedel :
Google's Guide To Google+  
It's Here! : 
  http://goo.gl/f9EjoF

Google has released their own guide to their Social Layer and I for one am receiving this news with a bit of celebration. This shows their belief in the platform and their obvious willingness to invest the time and resources into helping recruit and hold onto new subscriptions. Hooray!

Many thanks to +John Dietrich and +NOD3x [ +Lee Smallwood ] for bringing it to my attention.

Post Re-Shared by +Gina Fiedel for +Fat Eyes Web Development 

+NOD3x :
 
Google releases their official partner playbook for Google+!

For those who think Google has sidelined Google+, thinkagain. Goo... more »

21C Literacies, part 7: Co-create

"Any sufficiently inclusive cocreation is secretly one unit of trustflow."
-- John Kellden 

+Gina Fiedel :
Google's Guide To Google+  
It's Here! : 
  http://goo.gl/f9EjoF

Google has released their own guide to their Social Layer and I for one am receiving this news with a bit of celebration. This shows their belief in the platform and their obvious willingness to invest the time and resources into helping recruit and hold onto new subscriptions. Hooray!

Many thanks to +John Dietrich and +NOD3x [ +Lee Smallwood ] for bringing it to my attention.

Post Re-Shared by +Gina Fiedel for +Fat Eyes Web Development 

+NOD3x :
 
Google releases their official partner playbook for Google+!

For those who think Google has sidelined Google+, think again. Google has released the Google+ Partner Playbook, and it's filled with easy to follow material on getting the most out of Google+

Here's what is covered:

- Getting Started
- Promote Your Presence
- The Stream
- Google+ Pages
- Hangouts
- Communities
- Photos
- Events

See the full pdf guide here: http://bit.ly/1AOlUHS



"In a network, the best approach for poking Elephants is through a social layer."
-- John Kellden

Social Business Design: How to poke an Elephant with a Straw

Why An Elephant? Why 11 Conversations?
If we look at what is happening, in Google+ and social networks only through a Marketing lens, we almost completely miss the whole point.

11 Conversations, 11 perspectives
http://goo.gl/y78NGw

Hanging on by a straw
Eg, did you read through the whole Google+ PDF? 11 conversations can here be seen as looking at an elephant, as if from eleven different perspectives, so as to better see the whole elephant in the room.

Looking at an Elephant through your own Thin Straw
Using only one lens, one perspective is like looking up close at an Elephant through a straw, and then decide that your content needs to play well with a mostly grey, wrinkled, textured, slightly abrasive demographic.

Poke the Elephant with 11 Different Straws
And then, if we want to improve our conversion rate, we begin to poke the Elephant, harder and harder, with our straw. This would be funny if it wouldn't be so awfully sad, ineffective and common. People missing the fact that there are millions of people, right here, right now.

Is John Kellden just making things up?
Nope. There's a research turtle: sensemaking -  on top of which there's four elephants: Individual, Collective, Collaborative, and Conversation Intelligence.
Collaborative sensemaking as a design synthesis between individual and collective. Mostly implemented through generative dialogue, and increasingly scaffolded by semantic search and related instances of big data. Conversations begets trustflow begets better data begets decision quality.

Abductive Sensemaking & Being Impactful
"Obviously we think about [that] to some extent. But I feel my job is mostly getting people not to think about our competition. In general I think there's a tendency for people to think about the things that exist. Our job is to think of the things you haven't thought of yet that you really need. And by definition, if our competitors knew that thing, they wouldn't tell it to us or anybody else. I think just our strengths, our weaknesses, our opportunities are different than any other company."
-- +Larry Page 

Google is continuing to develop and integrate Google+ as both a UX and social layer - and it is becoming more and more seamlessly connected to all the other Google services. What would be your own conclusions?

Image:   http://goo.gl/ZLmaUn___

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2014-08-26 05:56:26 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Our Future Societies, part 2: Engage!

"In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people."
-- John Kellden

Epic and novel conversations in original comment thread:

+Mani Saint-Victor :
Yes!

+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW :
Both curious and scared all rolled into one.

+Lena Sinclaire :
Well, +David Amerland  it will definitely cut down on the number of lawyers 

+David Amerland :
+Lena Sinclaire lol - yeah what a side effect. ;) 

+Peter Lunn :
Well +David Amerland I am very happy to volunteer as a guinea pig recipient and receive a batch of your brainwaves by email any time :)

+David Amerland :
+Peter Lunn we need this device now :) 
 
+Pepper Oldziey :
OH yes absolutely!!

You know the nature of Star Trek Conversations was so sparse - two words to each other in thehallway and a... more »

The Vulcan Mind Meld is Coming

Brain-to-brain communication might not be that far off. A recent breakthough used the relatively crude technique of emailing brainwaves from one person to another: http://goo.gl/PkXPZi 

From here on things can only get more ... interesting. :) 

#communication   #technology   #technews  ___Our Future Societies, part 2: Engage!

"In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people."
-- John Kellden

Epic and novel conversations in original comment thread:

+Mani Saint-Victor :
Yes!

+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW :
Both curious and scared all rolled into one.

+Lena Sinclaire :
Well, +David Amerland  it will definitely cut down on the number of lawyers 

+David Amerland :
+Lena Sinclaire lol - yeah what a side effect. ;) 

+Peter Lunn :
Well +David Amerland I am very happy to volunteer as a guinea pig recipient and receive a batch of your brainwaves by email any time :)

+David Amerland :
+Peter Lunn we need this device now :) 
 
+Pepper Oldziey :
OH yes absolutely!!

You know the nature of Star Trek Conversations was so sparse - two words to each other in the hallway and all the plans were made - sort of like a comment on a post here - that they needed the brain meld to actually do the communicating. Yes we need this now. +David Amerland 
 
+Julia Aspinwall :
I believe we can already do this :)  Just spend some time emptying out and focusing on expansion of consciousness. Through the principle of oneness, we are already connected.

+Daniel L. Davis :
More options to control the masses, great

+Heidi Bouman :
It would both solve and create some big problems at the office - must have it now +David Amerland :D

+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW :
My wife can do this! Come to think of it, every girlfriend I have ever had can do this! Hmmmmmm....is there a pattern here?

+David Amerland :
+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW     lol 

+Philip Curnow :
Cultural References ... I'm lovin' it!

+Peter Hatherley :
Noticeably words (not images) are what are being transmitted +David Amerland. This ties in with my research which indicated that some of the most ancient names for 'word' are linked with memory not just logic.

+Jason T. Wiser :
This is so freaky! I can see the obvious fears of this tech, but what are some positive outcomes of this? 

other than to prove it can be done, I am at a loss for why we would want this tech to exist. Thoughts about how this can improve humanity?
 
+Peter Hatherley :
To me it is just another way of transferring memory +Jason T. Wiser  Instead of speaking or writing it is transferred directly but consciousness is still involved. It would be far more dangerous if it was transferred subconsciously without your knowledge

+Ron Serina :
I've been saving my best brainwaves for this moment .... now, where did I put them    

+Philip Curnow :
I think the time is right to to unfollow +David Amerland

+Peter Hatherley :
lol +Ron Serina 

+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW :
+Jason T. Wiser It will improve charade and pictionary scores as well as my order time at the bar!

+Peter Hatherley :
Too true +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW Games shows like Who wants to be a mMillionaire would have to change their rules. Yet the current machines do look a little clunky ';D)

+David Amerland :
+Philip Curnow lol, (I will soon know all your thoughts). ;) 

+David Amerland :
+Ron Serina we have to start a #brainwaves  storage community alongside our #Cloudwar  one. ;) 

+Philip Curnow :
+David Amerland He's life Jim, but not as we know it!

+David Amerland :
BTW you ought to check out +Dan Durrant's thread of this (and the comments) - http://goo.gl/1dKVYd for some real eye-opening uses and possibilities.  

+Philip Curnow :
+David Amerland actually, can I just anticipate you here. It's all totally hilarious, I may even follow you again. Lots of laughs!

+Ron Serina :
+David Amerland  Just let me know when I can plug in, better make it more than once a week.
This could give a whole new meaning to WIFI accessibility.

Will there be a decaf section ?  
 
+Stuart O'Neill :
+David Amerland +Dan Durrant I can see myriad of uses, perhaps most dramatically in psychology, yet what happens when the data constructs, ( the 18 million seconds), is directed rather than random? Couldn't each controlled data set create a desired outcome which influences the subject's future thoughts, internal imagery and actions?

+David Amerland :
+Ron Serina there will have to be one, though I think we will all probably go for full-on caf and faster brainwaves. ;) 

+Charles Greene
Time to start working on my thought antivirus software.

+Dan Durrant :
+Stuart O'Neill Psychology yes .. and therapeutic, no doubt. Consider if some of us humans augment the capacity of our "mirror neurons" .. perhaps permitting higher levels of empathy, whilst lowering judgmental frictions inhibiting our access to each other's minds. ? 

+Dan Durrant :
+Peter Hatherley Images yes ... dreams even. http://goo.gl/ayQf19

+Malcolm Oakley :
Will be great driving out on the roads ;) yes I do think you are a stupid old.......ah but you already knew that.

+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW :
I was joking a bit on my other comments but will be serious here for a moment. I am new to Google+ so hope that thought will mix well with the mass photos of kittens pawing snowflakes and little puppies licking each other. 

If in the future we can hear or read others thoughts I do not think that it will be a positive for psychology or psychotherapy in general because therapy is about trust and expression. Being able to pull thought from someone is an invasion and does little for trust.

Applying social constructionist theory (Berger and Luckmann, 1966), even if we could read someone’s thoughts we could not fully interpret these thoughts in the way that the client interprets them because we would not understand the entirety of the context from which they came.

Going back to my joking, there may be times when I think my wife is Cinderella reincarnated, yet other times when I can’t find the remote control fast enough to turn on the football game to escape.  Both of these thoughts could be interpreted but the context could be missed that all of this is a natural part of the ups and downs of marriage and love.

So, the fear for me is that if this technology were to come to fruition that it would be overly adopted by psychotherapists who partialize people into variables and boxes with no recognition of context.

Now, with that said, I am off to search for photos of kids feeding bread to little ducklings!

+Gideon Rosenblatt :
First - I could not imagine a better image to associate with this piece, +David Amerland. Perfect. 

Second - this is fascinating. My only complaint about this piece is that it didn't go into more depth on what the experience is like for the receiver/decoder. Anyone have insight there, or did I read it too quickly perhaps? 
 
+David Amerland :
+Gideon Rosenblatt agreed, we need more, lots more :) and check out +Dan Durrant's thread on this for some awesome suggestions.  

+Gideon Rosenblatt :
Will do, +David Amerland. 
 
+Dallas McMillan :
I agree we are on the cusp of this and other technolgically enabled psychic phenomena - I believe once we've reached the point where these things are mimiced with a virtual reality environment we've reached a sort of zero point where they were always inevitable. 
 
+Bruce Marko :
Nice choice of pic with the evil goatee Spock, that is true fan level detail there my friend..:)

+Martin Brossman :
I saw that..  It is a start.  

+Iblis Bane :
To neatly book-end +Mani Saint-Victor... No!  ;)

Uh, so many directions and possibilities.  But still such early days.  I remember how excited I was when MIT reported the successful "teleportation" of a photon and claimed it demonstrated that it was possible on a quantum level.  20-odd years later and we don't even have real-time computing yet, let alone anything even resembling teleportation.

From a quick read, looks like the "thought" wasn't actually translatable though?  Just a visual indicator that it had been received?  (Oh look...somebody is beaming thoughts into my brain...) 

C'mon...that has to be terrifying, right? ;)
 
+Doc Sheldon :
I can just imagine some psychologists' mouths watering over the possibilities.
 
+Amelia Hoskins :
+Dan Durrant Interesting! Mirror Neurons  You've got me thinking... is that not what we are doing on G+, identifying mirror neuron patterns?  We use words, but the images, spaces and silences are part of it.  What a great thought "lowering judgemental frictions" ... world peace starts on G+  ^_^
 
+Susanne Ramharter :
Completely agree with +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW. This is intrusive. Not only is context itself lost, but very likely the meaning that a person ascribes to these images/ideas, whatever. 
But oh, the joys of technology, just think of the fun for hackers in the future ;-)

+Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry :
+I'd like to volunteer for a dose of +David Amerland 's brainwaves as well, please.  Where's the sign-up?  Will there be an HOA covering it?  When Semantic Search is indexing it, though, will any information shared from that meld be under David's or my Profile?  Hmmmmmm, so many questions!
 
+Mani Saint-Victor :
Let me rip this band-aid off right quick with a change of frame of reference.  Archetypes and schema- ping to +Bruce Marko  and +Grizwald Grim .

Meaning is the currency of information teleportation that matters.  Thanks to mirror neurons in our social brains as soon as I recognize something in my environment framed in terms of my core values I assimilate it into my identity.  I identify with it, weave it into my narrative as self-relevant and  my motivation system approaches the situation (curiosity).  

Right now there are buckets of ice water being teleported onto people's bodies.  Normally, if a mother recorder herself pouring a bucket of ice water over her child's head we would be in an outrage.  The child could get sick, we're wasting water, what about the child's self esteem?

Any time a human sees a relevant self-related meme( prion-like electromagnetic information/energy arrangements that cause mental illness) in the environment we take that social signal in.  From placebo effects, to the decrease in smoking, identity marketing...now being shifted and repackaged as relationship marketing depends on lay epistemology which simply states that in a search for meaning from within bounded rationality our brains and bodies hop into sync through making semantic models of the universe.  

The messages are the mechanism of teleportation.  The mythos carries role and identity information from generations before...your brain does the rest when it sucks up enough context to make meaning from the affordances.

Pinging +John Kellden  into this frame of reference to degeek my speak.  

+John Kellden :
It's all good from where I read +Mani Saint-Victor  - I would just like to add that beauty can be seen as action at a distance.

+Mani Saint-Victor :
The best other example I can think of is the recent facebook mass emotional action at a distance. A slight tweak and jiggle to 600,000 timelines... 

Disclaimer As a cognitive neurodynamics geek I also support the global coherence initiative and the whole planetary standing wave thingie including the coming paradigm shift from competition to cooperation and want to hug a unicorn one day. : http://goo.gl/GrnDPK 
 
+John Kellden :
From nutjuggling to noosphere via Walmart - you gotta admit, it's a scenic route!   :)

+Bruce Marko :
It does pose the question as to how would we maintain our unique identity if we were connected to the Cacophony(my word for social media/ global networking) directly like a Borg. It begs as to wether the cognitive instability of some people could influence the whole...

+John Kellden :
Good line of inquiry +Bruce Marko  there's an interesting space, between #identity  and #connectivity  ...

+Iblis Bane :
I for one am not prepared to sacrifice the former for the latter. :D

+John Kellden :
It could be a both/and +Iblis Bane  :)

+Iblis Bane :
I love an optimist +John Kellden. ;)

+Mani Saint-Victor :
+Bruce Marko we're already seeing what happens when we are directly connected, those with low self esteem develop utilization behavior, (they grab and use whatever you put in front of them and then confabulate the intention to maintain a sense of agency: http://goo.gl/DRLI6G) or we can call it environmental dependency syndrome, drug addiction, eating disorders, obesity.  It all depends on the framing narrative that gets imposed on them by the dominant cultural myth, scripts and social roles.  

Those with high self-esteem, self worth, net worth get to look at big data and create guiding narratives that are replicated and amplified (role models) : a la VALS- see page 3: http://goo.gl/Da52QU

You learn the dominant narrative as social studies or as the latest trend all the cool kids are doing.  

+Mani Saint-Victor :
Also, to return to the ground level implementation- we're already using brain computer interfaces to control robotic arms: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2012/05/braingate2

We've actually done the same with moving another human's arm in a different state through thought.  

It's a comforting illusion to think that the electrochemical information structures that we consider the self-model and guard so dearly are different from the same entities that we call reflexes when a doc hits us with a hammer on the knee.  Espescially when we can isolate and edit a single memory already with optogentics ( http://video.mit.edu/watch/optogenetics-controlling-the-brain-with-light-7659/) & Inception of a false memory by optogenetic manipulation of a hippocampal memory engram (http://goo.gl/xJbcVN).
 
 +Dan Durrant :
+Mani Saint-Victor In nemetics we say that ppl tend to Notice what Engages THEM and they Mull what is meaningful to THEM, in order to Exchange that meaning with others who are like THEM in some respect. That is what a neme does to our minds in order to form patterns we can comfortably traverse in life, from within  nTubes we share with others. Anyways, I loved the ice water bucket challenge example.  Can you imagine the day when billions of ppl on facebook do stupid things on video to advertise the rewards they seek at Walmart??

+Bruce Marko How do we maintain our unique identities and not become borg-like? Well, for starters, we'll need to make sure that machines don't reward homogenization any more than our education system (and society in general) already does. ASSIMILATE OR DIE.

+Mani Saint-Victor :
Well framed, +Dan Durrant!

+Susanne Ramharter :
+Dan Durrant , and will I need to install some kind of chrome-extension to block out all of the advertising that neuromarketing is sure to add to the messages? What about other kinds of influence. Would you seriously trust anyone else to influence what gets inside your head?

And yes, obviously, we are influenced now already, by advertising, the TV, media, etc. But the thing is, I don't watch TV, I purposely choose the Websites I read news from and I can close my eyes. Can I do that then as well?

Jeez, these wonderful advances are making me sound like a cranky old lady, a real Luddite.

+Dan Durrant :
+Amelia Hoskins I'm glad our Mirror Neurons got us thinking about world peace starting on G+, too.  ^_^

+Mani Saint-Victor :
Mindfulness FTW, +Susanne Ramharter.  Evoking core values allows the brain to look right past distractors and make decisions in a goal-directed, self aware way.

+Bruce Marko :
+Dan Durrant but they will, at least at first. The American education system was homogenized by the people who created it, the robber barons. Their open stated goal was to create a competent labor force, not free thinkers. In essence our education system is the remnant of a gift of greed from those whose vast wealth enabled them to create social disruption on unprecedented scales.

So these systems we are discussing will be built by the modern version of rober barons, and history as shown they will be more interested in profit and self preservation than the altruistic advancement of society or humanity. These will be built with a profit intention, just like the education system, and those who give it birth will likely believe homogenization is intrinsic to that goal.

Though that same history also shows that it changes, that humanity is a variable which cannot be quantified despite their most assiduous efforts and does not well tolerate being homogenized..:)

+Dan Durrant :
+Bruce Marko Truly. I'm wondering if today's version of rober barons are all that different, or if they could see the value in an altruistic advancement of society or humanity. Come to think of it, homogenization of behavior isn't the worst thing. We do a lot of similar things that make life comfortably predictable in society which don't prevent us from necessarily losing our unique identities. But then again, most of us could become addicted to the entertainment of brain-to-brain orgies and the bloodfests of an unceasing war against all who resist plugging in.

I guess the issue I take with the school-to-workforce pipeline is that it can reduce the creative blossoming of the child into a mature adult who actively engages in lifelong learning. When that happens, there are aspects of identity, such as personal strengths, that may get clouded by the professional duties that one has to take up due to socio-economic circumstances (survival paycheck). In any case, I like this point very much "humanity is a variable which cannot be quantified despite their most assiduous efforts and does not well tolerate being homogenized." Let's keep our humanity complex and diverse, especially as our every effort at advancing our society becomes increasingly scrutinized by surveillance and the status quo.

+Stuart O'Neill :
THIS is what makes G+ great. Consider the post. Then see the depth of the comment stream. Follow the links to related concepts, data, information about existing brain-action (for lack of a better phase) connections and you will hyper-informed.
Congratulations to +Dan Durrant , +David Amerland and all of the stream participants. Personally I'll say thank you +Dan Durrant for a substantive response to my small comment. What a glorious celebration of intellect.

+Dan Durrant :
+Stuart O'Neill collective intellect, I'd say, facilitated by this awesome platform and hosts like +David Amerland. Have a great Monday everybody.

+Peter Hatherley :
All least this conceptual transference won't change the way we think +Dan Durrant! Somehow the fear arises within many that a technology that can impart images and words directly to our mind is more intrusive and especially that it could do subversive things, but that's still up to us.

In the 19th century that would have been a TV which at the time would have been extremely SciFi. Same thing goes with any form of media. This direct access to the neocortex is just taking it one step further. 

Yet as long as we can still decide  we still have control over what happens next. It's only another entry point, a streamlining of communication to our consciousness.

Yes and no still come into play. So we effectively remain the rulers of our own destiny however the information is reaching us.
 
+Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW :
I would like to throw a little something into the mix. +Peter Hatherley I agree with your premise that as long as we have control that things will be fine with this technology.

But borrowing from Michelle Foucault, specifically his book Madness and Civilization, 1964, we perhaps don't have definitional control because definition is a social construct of which those in power have more influence.

Foucault maintains that power and knowledge are inseparable and that the group who has the power to define has the power to place meaning on events and names on ideas that will benefit them.  

By way of example, in the mental health field the majority power to define has been given to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual V, the current edition.  With it, the book defines sets of symptoms by calling them disorders. 

Debates flourish about whether the "symptoms" constructed in the DSM add up to various real disorder constructs, or if these "symptoms" are completely stripped from context and aggregated by the DSM into illnesses that have been created by those who benefit monetarily from the treatment of those constructs.  

With all of that said, the risk presented for me with this technology is that some group will decide to use it in a way that will first categorize thought as normal or abnormal, create assessment tools using this technology, and then treat this constructed abnormal thought until it becomes normal (with lots of money to be made).

This thought makes me a bit uneasy because I see how often definitional power is already lost in the mental health field and technology could add to the loss of definitional power of those who seek help.

+Mani Saint-Victor :
Full swoon at the mixed Foucalt and DSM mention, +Christopher Hall, PhD, LCSW.

It's telling to look back at the moralizing slipped in as diagnosis in previous DSM versions and wonder what blame the environment will find a way to cash in on the victims with going forward.

+John Kellden :
This thread is growing better and better. Our selves, our digital selves, and how the ongoing alignment between the two is enacted.
 
+Iblis Bane :
I'm really starting to think that there is no difference +John Kellden.  We are our selves and our digital selves.  Any separation between the two is almost immaterial.  Each is as valid a presentation as any other presentation of self based on audience. 

+John Kellden :
We're seeing eye to eye on this +Iblis Bane :)

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2014-08-26 05:50:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Our Future Societies, part 1: Cunning Use of Flags

"I love the smell of Europe in the morning."
-- Eddie Izzard
Do you have a flag? - Eddie Izzard

One of the things we rediscover about ourselves if we eg stick with a mindfulness program for long enough, is all the flags we keep inside, and how much effort we continue to invest in defending the turf claimed, against any intruders from different compartmentalizations in our own mind.

Now and zen, some of our flags gets flagged in conversations, and off we go, to do battul.

Our Future Societies
http://goo.gl/2eqsJM

Politics ping +Akira Bergman 
Narrative ping: +Mick Fealty 
Semiodynamics mapping ping +Ron Scroggin 

#onthisday  in 1071, the Eastern Roman Emperor Romanos IV was decisively defeated by the Seljuk Turks under Alp Arslan at the Battle of Manzikert in present-day eastern Turkey. 

“Alp Arslan: "What would you do if I were brought before you as a prisoner?"
Romanos: "Perhaps I'd kill you, or exhibit you in the streets of Constantinople."
Alp Arslan: "My punishment is far heavier. I forgive you, and set you free." (alleged conversation between the two commanders after the battle)

It speaks volumes about the political situation in the Middle East around the year 1000 that Seljuk, the chieftain of a band of a nomadic tribal confederation, only recently converted to Islam, could establish himself as the leading faction in the ancient cultural region and that the grandson of the said condottiero and namesake of the dynasty, after adopting Persian customs and court manners, would already rule an empire almost the size of that of the Achaemenid kings of old. But then, their ancestor Dareios started out pretty much in the same manner 1,500 years before. And now, in the last decades of the 11th century, the Seljuk Sultan Diya ad-Din, called Alp Arslan, the brave lion, threatened Anatolia, the heartlands of Eastern Rome, as well as Fatimid Egypt. And while the sultan was actually about to show the latter what was what, the new Roman emperor Romanos IV Diogenes marched towards Edessa and Aleppo to secure his frontiers and re-conquer the fortified Armenian trading town of Manzikert and Alp Arslan marched west to meet him instead.

After initial successes in Central Anatolia, Romanos’ army of 40,000, consisting of only one fourth of Byzantine core troops and lots of various mercenaries, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, Bulgars, Turkish Pechenegs and Cumans and whatnot, approached Manzikert and the emperor promptly turned down Alp Arslan’s favourable conditions for a peace, seeking a military decision as well as a stabilisation of his own rather shaky position in Constantinople by warding off the threatening Turkish invaders once and for all. Manzikert was re-conquered on August 23rd and after initial pitched battles with Alp Arslan’s vanguard, Romanos’ Turkish mercenaries decided to defect to the enemy and his Normans simply refused to fight. Treason would be the end of him three days later. While drawn up in proper battle formation and pushing the Seljuks before him, both his wings were badly shaken by Turkish hit-and-run tactics. Deciding to take back his centre and calling it a day, Romanos’ own rear guard under his co-regent and rival Andronikos Doukas seized the opportunity to withdraw on his own and leave the emperor in the lurch. His withdrawal was misconstrued as opting for flight and within moments, the Roman army broke away in a general rout. Only Romanos and his Varangian lifeguard stood. And they were overwhelmed soon enough.

Persified as he was, Alp Arslan decided not to treat his imperial prisoner like the Sassanid Shah Shapur did with the captured Roman emperor Valerian in 260 CE. He sent him home to Constantinople, knowing what Romanos would be getting into. And indeed, after the political turmoil and short civil war that followed the defeat at Manzikert, Romanos was dethroned, blinded and banished to a small island in the Bosphorus where he died in 1072, allegedly while maggots fell from his infected wounds in his face. And while his eventual successor Alexios had to call to the pope for help against the Seljuk Turks, a plea that caused the First Crusade, more and more Turkish lords with their warriors and settlers swept into Anatolia and the Eastern provinces of the Byzantine empire were gone forever. It was the beginning of the end of Roman rule in Asia Minor.

Depicted below is a modern imagination of a captive Romanos in classical Roman garb, led to the victorious Alp Arslan under the large banners with the double eagle symbol of the House of Seljuk, by an otherwise unnamed Turkish artist, found on http://www.alp-web.com/2014/07/tunceli-ili-ve-tarihcesi.html

And more about the Battle of Manzikert on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manzikert

#history   #medievalhistory   #romanhistory   #militaryhistory   #blogsofaugust  ___Our Future Societies, part 1: Cunning Use of Flags

"I love the smell of Europe in the morning."
-- Eddie Izzard
Do you have a flag? - Eddie Izzard

One of the things we rediscover about ourselves if we eg stick with a mindfulness program for long enough, is all the flags we keep inside, and how much effort we continue to invest in defending the turf claimed, against any intruders from different compartmentalizations in our own mind.

Now and zen, some of our flags gets flagged in conversations, and off we go, to do battul.

Our Future Societies
http://goo.gl/2eqsJM

Politics ping +Akira Bergman 
Narrative ping: +Mick Fealty 
Semiodynamics mapping ping +Ron Scroggin 

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2014-08-25 20:04:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Good Afternoon Dear Fellow Readers

A good book is an immersion device.

Reading a lot (and then curating - hopefully - a helpful mix of #sustainability and #leadership pieces via my social media shares) is a key part of my work. But, it isn't an aspect of work that a lot of people seem able/willing to commit to (cursed time constraints!)

I often remind my thought leadership clients to "look up" - by that I mean read/notice things happening around them in the world or in business trends to which they can TIE their new business models or innovative leadership style. The short cut for "looking up" is at least reading, say, the Harvard Business Review or the Sunday New York Times Business section. 

Get in the habit of doing one thing that informs/inspires/generates new thinking for you!

See this helpful piece from +Fast Company to help you think about how to make it a habit for yourself.___Good Afternoon Dear Fellow Readers

A good book is an immersion device.

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2014-08-25 20:01:09 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Automatic for the People: The Fourth Law

You WILL take orders from a Robot and you WILL enjoy it#TL___Automatic for the People: The Fourth Law

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2014-08-25 19:58:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: Shift

A NEW POST on breaking free from old mental modes.

#reductionism #determinism #paradigmshift #innovation #changemanagement #worldview #influence #strategy #business #culture  ___Zen of Small Tasks: Shift

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2014-08-25 12:41:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Gaia, part 7: Stewardship

Ping +Henk Hadders  +Gaythia Weis  +joe breskin 

Using warming to create energy : One of the things on my mind, especially since the realization that the oceans and seas of the world act as heat sinks (Article recently seen called 'Davy Jones’s heat locker') is that the heat which is trapped in these oceans could very well be used to create energy and use a part of the problem to create a solution! Find this wonderfully evocative... using the heat trapped in oceans to create energy!

What is OTEC? : Solar energy is also important to discuss in relation to energy from the ocean, as most of the ocean’s energy comes from the sun. Ocean currents, winds and waves are all created by the sun’s radiant energy, and that solar power can also be used to create electricity. Some solar power systems have been created to generate power for navigation, radio communication and research at sea. The water close to the surface of the ocean, which the sun heats to a higher temperature than deep water, can also be used to create electricity through a process called ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). (http://goo.gl/AFxjt1)

The Background : Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface, making them the world's largest solar collectors. The sun's heat warms the surface water a lot more than the deep ocean water, and this temperature difference creates thermal energy. Just a small portion of the heat trapped in the ocean could power the world.

Ocean thermal energy is used for many applications, including electricity generation. There are three types of electricity conversion systems: closed-cycle, open-cycle, and hybrid. Closed-cycle systems use the ocean's warm surface water to vaporize a working fluid, which has a low-boiling point, such as ammonia. The vapour expands and turns a turbine. The turbine then activates a generator to produce electricity. Open-cycle systems actually boil the seawater by operating at low pressures. This produces steam that passes through a turbine/generator. And hybrid systems combine both closed-cycle and open-cycle systems. (http://goo.gl/j95PyL)

The Problems and the Positives : One problem is the low efficiencies of this technology. OTEC is still considered an emerging technology and efficiencies and processes need to be improved. Even then, some countries have gone ahead and planned OTEC plants. Plusses? They use the very warming of the oceans which has been worrying us, and have the advantage of being a huge power source. I have not found references, but it's logical that they would help cooling as well; more studies need to be done in this area, though some articles point to just such an effect. (http://goo.gl/nCiTGu)

Additional reference: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/science/global-warming-faq.html

Planetary Heat sink: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6199/897.abstract

Related article: http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2014/08/earths-missing-heat-may-be-hiding-deep-atlantic

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_thermal_energy_conversion

China takes the lead: http://phys.org/news/2013-04-partnership-world-largest-otec-china.html

Related: http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/eens1110/energy.htm

Additional reading: http://www.science20.com/news_articles/deep_earth_recycling_of_the_oceanic_floor-137001

Mentioned article: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21613161-mystery-pause-global-warming-may-have-been-solved-answer-seems

Pics courtesy: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/7527, http://investingreenenergy.com/taiwans-big-marine-energy-announcement/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_thermal_energy_conversion

#OTEC #warming #energy  ___Gaia, part 7: Stewardship

Ping +Henk Hadders  +Gaythia Weis  +joe breskin 

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2014-08-25 09:03:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Life in the Village, part 29: Celebrate

Inbetween the daily grind, the earthquakes, the famines, the zombie headshots and the email wars in our cubicles, we now and then gear up for some village-y celebration.

I'm celebrating the sweltering heat being replaced by a much more comfortable coolness here in the arctic, some major creative breakthroughs on the writing front, exciting meetings with some really cool people - and all my loved ones healthy and thriving.

Something you can share that we could celebrate?

Bill Murray-esque ping:
+frank erck +George Station +Edouard E +O'Neil Godfrey +Rodney Pike +Christine Riche +Christy Sandhoff +Steve Mattison +Robert Anderson +Linda Lawrey +Lynn Keller 

Life in the Village, part 29: Celebrate

Inbetween the daily grind, the earthquakes, the famines, the zombie headshots and the email wars in our cubicles, we now and then gear up for some village-y celebration.

I'm celebrating the sweltering heat being replaced by a much more comfortable coolness here in the arctic, some major creative breakthroughs on the writing front, exciting meetings with some really cool people - and all my loved ones healthy and thriving.

Something you can share that we could celebrate?

Bill Murray-esque ping:
+frank erck +George Station +Edouard E +O'Neil Godfrey +Rodney Pike +Christine Riche +Christy Sandhoff +Steve Mattison +Robert Anderson +Linda Lawrey +Lynn Keller ___

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2014-08-24 16:36:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

21C Monday Magazine: Issue 38

"I have my doubts about Boysenberry....it's a cross between an European Raspberry and an American Dewberry.......what good can come from that ?...: )"
-- +Henk Hadders 

21C Monday Magazine   http://goo.gl/LTyVzc
Issue 38  - Aug 25, 2014

Understanding is experiential. It comes through action. Shared experiences begets shared understanding. If we park our trailer for long enough, we not only get to know the place, chances are we rediscover who we are as well. Home is where you last parked.

Games without frontiers - war without tears  http://goo.gl/DI3tr1

"While providers of access to the Net charge for the privilege, the Net itself — that thing made possible by its base protocols — has no business model. This is one reason it produces economic externalities in abundance beyond calculation. More than a rising tide that lifts all boats, it is a world of infinitely varied possibilities, all made possible by a base nature that no phone or cable company ever would have invented for the world, had the job been left up to them alone."
-- +Doc Searls   via  +Ferdinand Zebua 

Brave New World   http://goo.gl/KKMAJb
-- Aldous Huxley via +Mike Elgan 

When life's a bit patchy - Quilt!   http://goo.gl/CcTBAO
A gathering of fine fellow quilters:
+Farinaz Parsay +Hoda Maalouf +Mick Fealty +Lynn Keller +vijay kachru +dawn ahukanna +frank erck +Bettina Ascaino +Heidi Bouman +Ulrike Singer-Bayrle +Janice Bakke & +John Kellden 

Health & Fitness No More?   http://goo.gl/e6IPKh
-- +Uwe Reese  via   +David Amerland 

The Mule Abides   http://goo.gl/dgMPt0
-- +Jason K 

A Good Life   http://goo.gl/w2LTXn
-- +George Green  via  +Kristin Drysdale 

HitchBot: Stay tuned for further adventures   http://goo.gl/GMmm0x
-- +vijay kachru 

Plug & Play Multiple Intelligences   http://goo.gl/OfcDjs
-- +Ron Scroggin, +Grizwald Grim & +John Kellden 

Conversation as an Aphrodisiac   http://goo.gl/0LJwZt
-- +dawn ahukanna joined by fellow connoisseurs
+Grizwald Grim +Farinaz Parsay +Margaret Siemers +Lynn Keller +Dan Oestreich +vijay kachru +frank erck +Bettina Ascaino +Ana Hergueta +Heidi Bouman +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Vicky Gallardo +Kristina Georgieva +Amy Rene' Viklund +Timo Kiviluoma & +John Kellden 


I Hear America Singing   http://goo.gl/Vt6tN1

I HEAR America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe
         and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off
         work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deck-
         hand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing
         as he stands,
The wood-cutter's song, the ploughboy's on his way in the morn-
         ing, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,
         or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young
         fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Seattle to build nation’s first food forest  http://goo.gl/GQevMh
-- +Bettina Ascaino joined by fellow forest dwellers
+Dan Oestreich +Jan Friman +Grizwald Grim +Farinaz Parsay +Hoda Maalouf +Lynn Keller +frank erck +Lisa Frankenberg +Heidi Bouman +Karen M +claudine chamoun +Ammon Johns +Gita Jaisinghani +Mara Rose +John Kellden +jimcarrey2 +Louise Altman +Pam WhimsicalVintage 

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change  http://goo.gl/PtR2BA
-- Stephen Hawking  via  +Clay Forsberg 

Bridging Two Worlds   http://goo.gl/zpn3e9
-- +Mara Rose 

Woman at the Window   http://goo.gl/1VbAxi
-- Salvador Dali  via  +Hoda Maalouf 

A Lesson In Friendship   http://goo.gl/rY6ZUx
-- +Tamara Schenk via +Lisa Frankenberg & +Walter H Groth 

Beyond The Waste Land   http://goo.gl/9PqAVh
-- +Giorgio Bertini  via  +John Kellden 

Slow, but not dumb   http://goo.gl/T6r1Ql
-- +Karen M 

Songs from the US we remember   http://goo.gl/xoyok9
-- +Henk Hadders 

Dogs and their humans   http://goo.gl/Wazdex
-- +Lacerant Plainer 

Why, whereto, how, what, who else   http://goo.gl/WF4X5U
A smorgasbord of ontologies perused by
+Jan Friman +Grizwald Grim +Farinaz Parsay +Mani Saint-Victor +Frank Gainsford +Andrew Carpenter +Steven Putter +frank erck +Heidi Bouman +Alessandro De Broi +Peter Hatherley +CJ Dulberger +Elia Mörling 

Boysenberry Ice Cream Cake   http://goo.gl/i2KqUY
For those brave souls who managed to read all the way down here, there's cake inside the Airstream and a fine after dinner conversation between
+Marcy Luikart +Dan Oestreich +frank erck +Heidi Bouman +Lee Sapara +Vanessa Vaile +John Kellden +Mara Rose +Jenniffer Tyson 

Somewhere on Gaia, chances are there's Monday already. Don't worry, it'll happen to you soon enough. We saved you a slice of the Boysenberry inside the Airstream, and there's coffee as well...

21C Monday Magazine  Previous Issues
Issues 1 - 37     http://goo.gl/EluD26

Image:   http://goo.gl/fRdNQe___21C Monday Magazine: Issue 38

"I have my doubts about Boysenberry....it's a cross between an European Raspberry and an American Dewberry.......what good can come from that ?...: )"
-- +Henk Hadders 

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2014-08-24 16:27:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

Zen of Small Tasks: Pop Open

One of the best emergency stockpiles.

Pop open a can...

From the liminal spaces just before the emergence of mornings light I awake and listen...

Good morning.
~G___Zen of Small Tasks: Pop Open

One of the best emergency stockpiles.

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2014-08-24 15:33:03 (35 comments, 16 reshares, 60 +1s)

21C Monday Magazine   http://goo.gl/LTyVzc
Issue 38  - Aug 25, 2014

Understanding is experiential. It comes through action. Shared experiences begets shared understanding. If we park our trailer for long enough, we not only get to know the place, chances are we rediscover who we are as well. Home is where you last parked.

Games without frontiers - war without tears  http://goo.gl/DI3tr1

"While providers of access to the Net charge for the privilege, the Net itself — that thing made possible by its base protocols — has no business model. This is one reason it produces economic externalities in abundance beyond calculation. More than a rising tide that lifts all boats, it is a world of infinitely varied possibilities, all made possible by a base nature that no phone or cable company ever would have invented for the world, had the job been left upto the... more »

21C Monday Magazine   http://goo.gl/LTyVzc
Issue 38  - Aug 25, 2014

Understanding is experiential. It comes through action. Shared experiences begets shared understanding. If we park our trailer for long enough, we not only get to know the place, chances are we rediscover who we are as well. Home is where you last parked.

Games without frontiers - war without tears  http://goo.gl/DI3tr1

"While providers of access to the Net charge for the privilege, the Net itself — that thing made possible by its base protocols — has no business model. This is one reason it produces economic externalities in abundance beyond calculation. More than a rising tide that lifts all boats, it is a world of infinitely varied possibilities, all made possible by a base nature that no phone or cable company ever would have invented for the world, had the job been left up to them alone."
-- +Doc Searls   via  +Ferdinand Zebua 

Brave New World   http://goo.gl/KKMAJb
-- Aldous Huxley via +Mike Elgan 

When life's a bit patchy - Quilt!   http://goo.gl/CcTBAO
A gathering of fine fellow quilters:
+Farinaz Parsay +Hoda Maalouf +Mick Fealty +Lynn Keller +vijay kachru +dawn ahukanna +frank erck +Bettina Ascaino +Heidi Bouman +Ulrike Singer-Bayrle +Janice Bakke & +John Kellden 

Health & Fitness No More?   http://goo.gl/e6IPKh
-- +Uwe Reese  via   +David Amerland 

The Mule Abides   http://goo.gl/dgMPt0
-- +Jason K 

A Good Life   http://goo.gl/w2LTXn
-- +George Green  via  +Kristin Drysdale 

HitchBot: Stay tuned for further adventures   http://goo.gl/GMmm0x
-- +vijay kachru 

Plug & Play Multiple Intelligences   http://goo.gl/OfcDjs
-- +Ron Scroggin, +Grizwald Grim & +John Kellden 

Conversation as an Aphrodisiac   http://goo.gl/0LJwZt
-- +dawn ahukanna joined by fellow connoisseurs
+Grizwald Grim +Farinaz Parsay +Margaret Siemers +Lynn Keller +Dan Oestreich +vijay kachru +frank erck +Bettina Ascaino +Ana Hergueta +Heidi Bouman +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Vicky Gallardo +Kristina Georgieva +Amy Rene' Viklund +Timo Kiviluoma & +John Kellden 


I Hear America Singing   http://goo.gl/Vt6tN1

I HEAR America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe
         and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off
         work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deck-
         hand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing
         as he stands,
The wood-cutter's song, the ploughboy's on his way in the morn-
         ing, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,
         or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young
         fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Seattle to build nation’s first food forest  http://goo.gl/GQevMh
-- +Bettina Ascaino joined by fellow forest dwellers
+Dan Oestreich +Jan Friman +Grizwald Grim +Farinaz Parsay +Hoda Maalouf +Lynn Keller +frank erck +Lisa Frankenberg +Heidi Bouman +Karen M +claudine chamoun +Ammon Johns +Gita Jaisinghani +Mara Rose +John Kellden +jimcarrey2 +Louise Altman +Pam WhimsicalVintage 

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change  http://goo.gl/PtR2BA
-- Stephen Hawking  via  +Clay Forsberg 

Bridging Two Worlds   http://goo.gl/zpn3e9
-- +Mara Rose 

Woman at the Window   http://goo.gl/1VbAxi
-- Salvador Dali  via  +Hoda Maalouf 

A Lesson In Friendship   http://goo.gl/rY6ZUx
-- +Tamara Schenk via +Lisa Frankenberg & +Walter H Groth 

Beyond The Waste Land   http://goo.gl/9PqAVh
-- +Giorgio Bertini  via  +John Kellden 

Slow, but not dumb   http://goo.gl/T6r1Ql
-- +Karen M 

Songs from the US we remember   http://goo.gl/xoyok9
-- +Henk Hadders 

Dogs and their humans   http://goo.gl/Wazdex
-- +Lacerant Plainer 

Why, whereto, how, what, who else   http://goo.gl/WF4X5U
A smorgasbord of ontologies perused by
+Jan Friman +Grizwald Grim +Farinaz Parsay +Mani Saint-Victor +Frank Gainsford +Andrew Carpenter +Steven Putter +frank erck +Heidi Bouman +Alessandro De Broi +Peter Hatherley +CJ Dulberger +Elia Mörling 

Boysenberry Ice Cream Cake   http://goo.gl/i2KqUY
For those brave souls who managed to read all the way down here, there's cake inside the Airstream and a fine after dinner conversation between
+Marcy Luikart +Dan Oestreich +frank erck +Heidi Bouman +Lee Sapara +Vanessa Vaile +John Kellden +Mara Rose +Jenniffer Tyson 

Somewhere on Gaia, chances are there's Monday already. Don't worry, it'll happen to you soon enough. We saved you a slice of the Boysenberry inside the Airstream, and there's coffee as well...

21C Monday Magazine  Previous Issues
Issues 1 - 37     http://goo.gl/EluD26

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2014-08-24 13:54:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)

Our Future Societies: Fishing

"I have watched these guys fish with Cormorants on the YuLong river in Yangshuo.  Pretty amazing process and a nice symbiotic relationship. The guy I talked to (he had 3 birds) said they cost about 3000 RMB ($500) but the payback time is less than 6 months if you can keep them healthy. Their beliefs, customs and traditions are tied closely to the energies of the planet."
-- +Jeffrey J Davis 

Our Future Societies
http://goo.gl/yUivAm

Image:   http://goo.gl/JAitJ0

Our Future Societies: Fishing

"I have watched these guys fish with Cormorants on the YuLong river in Yangshuo.  Pretty amazing process and a nice symbiotic relationship. The guy I talked to (he had 3 birds) said they cost about 3000 RMB ($500) but the payback time is less than 6 months if you can keep them healthy. Their beliefs, customs and traditions are tied closely to the energies of the planet."
-- +Jeffrey J Davis 

Our Future Societies
http://goo.gl/yUivAm

Image:   http://goo.gl/JAitJ0___

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2014-08-24 13:44:43 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

21C Literacies, part 14: Chengdu Tea Houses

Analog Social Media
"The tea house is where old men can rave about Mao, the lack of culture and soul in today’s society, the depravities of the rich and the weakness of the younger generation."

"Tea houses are a bit like social media in that respect. Although there have been revolutions staged out of tea houses, the major purpose of the teahouse — besides of course drinking tea, playing games and chatting about nothing — is to provide the populace with a source of information and an outlet for grievances."
-- Sascha Matuszak, Resilient Cities

China cc:  +Thomas Morffew  +Joachim Stroh  +Michael Erwin +Lynn Keller +Jeffrey J Davis 

21C Literacies, part 14: Chengdu Tea Houses

Analog Social Media
"The tea house is where old men can rave about Mao, the lack of culture and soul in today’s society, the depravities of the rich and the weakness of the younger generation."

"Tea houses are a bit like social media in that respect. Although there have been revolutions staged out of tea houses, the major purpose of the teahouse — besides of course drinking tea, playing games and chatting about nothing — is to provide the populace with a source of information and an outlet for grievances."
-- Sascha Matuszak, Resilient Cities

China cc:  +Thomas Morffew  +Joachim Stroh  +Michael Erwin +Lynn Keller +Jeffrey J Davis ___

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2014-08-24 13:30:49 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

21C Literacies, part 16: Scenius

"So I thought that originally those few individuals who’d survived in history – in the sort-of “Great Man” theory of history – they were called “geniuses”. But what I thought was interesting was the fact that they all came out of a scene that was very fertile and very intelligent.
So I came up with this word “scenius” – and scenius is the intelligence of a whole… operation or group of people. And I think that’s a more useful way to think about culture, actually. I think that – let’s forget the idea of “genius” for a little while, let’s think about the whole ecology of ideas that give rise to good new thoughts and good new work."
-- Brian Eno     http://goo.gl/6HzLeP

Scenius
http://goo.gl/8uS4x6

Image:  +Joachim Stroh 

21C Literacies, part 16: Scenius

"So I thought that originally those few individuals who’d survived in history – in the sort-of “Great Man” theory of history – they were called “geniuses”. But what I thought was interesting was the fact that they all came out of a scene that was very fertile and very intelligent.
So I came up with this word “scenius” – and scenius is the intelligence of a whole… operation or group of people. And I think that’s a more useful way to think about culture, actually. I think that – let’s forget the idea of “genius” for a little while, let’s think about the whole ecology of ideas that give rise to good new thoughts and good new work."
-- Brian Eno     http://goo.gl/6HzLeP

Scenius
http://goo.gl/8uS4x6

Image:  +Joachim Stroh ___

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2014-08-24 11:57:51 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

21C Platforms: What's Happening?

"One of the signs of a thriving village, is the number of cafés and coffee shops, and what ambiance can be found there."
-- John Kellden

"Most of our individual sensemaking takes place inside existing narratives, most of them not of our own making."
-- John Kellden

Social Business Design
http://goo.gl/lrqKd3

Social business design can be used as a frame, for eg anchoring a slightly different discourse, in which narrative there's higher likelihood of both 

#corevaluealignment   - +Mani Saint-Victor   and

#dynamicnarrativealignment   - where one ongoing prototyping is Conversation Community.


Link via +George Station  &  +Jan Friman 

How to understand Twitter's bad new direction.

Twitter this week made two changes: http://goo.gl/XFcSvm

These seemingly small changes indicate a big shift in direction for Twitter.

The first was a two-part change: Twitter started suspending the accounts of users who posted a video showing the execution of an American journalist, and it adopted a new policy and process for handling requests from people who ask to have images of deceased family members removed from Twitter.

The second is that Twitter now adds tweets to users' timelines from people they don't follow. The posts are selected by Twitter for their popularity.

These aren't just isolated changes, but an entirely new direction for Twitter. And that direction is toward Facebook, even as Facebook pulls away in the same direction. 

It makes me wonder whether instead of social media being a place for exploring and understanding other people and the world, it instead becomes a dumbed-down information equivalent of "soma" in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" -- the place where we go to forget all our troubles and get distracted by frivolity.

Marketers know that happy people spend more money. It seems like we're headed for a world in which social media sites are increasingly happy and nonthreatening places -- places that present people with a highly sanitized, sugar-coated view of the world.

Don't worry about all those horrible things going on in the world -- just focus on your bread and circuses and buy, buy, buy! Be a consumer, not a citizen.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250598/How_to_understand_Twitter_s_bad_new_direction___21C Platforms: What's Happening?

"One of the signs of a thriving village, is the number of cafés and coffee shops, and what ambiance can be found there."
-- John Kellden

"Most of our individual sensemaking takes place inside existing narratives, most of them not of our own making."
-- John Kellden

Social Business Design
http://goo.gl/lrqKd3

Social business design can be used as a frame, for eg anchoring a slightly different discourse, in which narrative there's higher likelihood of both 

#corevaluealignment   - +Mani Saint-Victor   and

#dynamicnarrativealignment   - where one ongoing prototyping is Conversation Community.


Link via +George Station  &  +Jan Friman 

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