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Avinash Kaushik has been shared in 137 public circles

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John Nuntiatio57,909#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-01-21 20:06:57330010
Mike Morgan0Useful Google+ circle for those who are interested in SEO, content marketing and other inbound stuff.Check it out.2015-01-08 03:54:50103100
Brian Harrod10,634Social Media consultants, strategists, analysts, experts on Google+ #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle 2014-12-28 03:49:44191000
Eduard Dimitrov3,781Start of my "Google must be better place campaign". Week one: This post. People currently working for Google. 114 Google's Google+  profiles to add - people actually working for Google  company.Week 2: Shared circle two: More 100 Google employees next week.Week 3: I will show you how to work with google webspam team to aviod problems in Google Webmaster Tools - the right way, tools and tactics.Week 4: Ethics of non-natural links problems in GWT and communication with google webspam team  in Google Webmaster Tools.If you want to receive notifications from me, add me in separate circle and switch on notifications for this circle.Happy Holidays!  #worksatgoogle #googleteam #googleemployees2014-12-23 14:29:07114011
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
Sinem Kobal0#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-25 11:55:58472000
Oktay Deniz621#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-20 19:35:11402002
Nicola Barozzi15,253Automotive Social Media GurusThis circle contains people who really are interesting and very active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If 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.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2014-10-18 12:35:31127010
Jade Turner0#seo  #online  #marketing  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #cir2014-08-08 11:33:26501889
Jade Turner0#seo   #online   #marketing  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #c2014-08-01 15:07:07500437
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 16:49:28178021
Alessandro Folghera47,069Circloscope PRO Beta is out !!!Enjoy my TOPENGAGERS sharedcircle   #topengagers   #sharedcircle  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)#FollowBack #FB  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circlesunday 2014-06-19 05:23:10500423150
Dina Tika417Here 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.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003
Dina Tika0Here 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. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432612456
Alessandro Folghera39,965#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   #SEO  To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaJasmina Brozović   +2014-03-18 05:04:03248221925
Camilla De Felice147THE BEST Circle of the DAY #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-02-27 11:15:14434181220
Moda con stile online325#Fashion #FashionCircle #FashionBrands#mostactive  people in #Fashion #Design #ShoesHi fashion people. This is an important fashion circle, with many important fashion people. If you love high heels and fashion life, you could follow your passion with reshared this circle. And also, if you want enlarge your circle fashion, just reshare this circle. And so, What are you waiting to reshare?To 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)5 - Life is fashion.Have a #fashionday  and increase your popularity  !!!Enjoy the heels page:https://plus.google.com/b/106553703339163410723/+Modaconstile/postsThis shared circle has fashion brands and fashion People, enjoy the circle!  And More you share more you are great.#Fashionist #TopFashionCircle  #fashioncommunity #fashionripples   #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos   #circulocompartido   #cerchiacondivisa   #cerchiafashion #highheelsbrands   #befashion   #becool   #fashion   #fashionblogs   #fashionblogger   #fashionblogging   #fashionclothing   #fashionheels   2014-02-26 08:46:24491302
Becky Collins3,213Social Media Circle #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:32:15497382042
Alessandro Folghera36,373#SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircle  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  #social      #socialmedia  #socialmediamarketing  #socialnetworking  #internetmarketing   Special #SocialMention to:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaJasmina Brozović   +Jasmina BrozovićMilan Pavlovic   +Milan PavlovicDaniela Calabrò   +Daniela CalabròZara V   +Zara VLinda Dee   +Linda DeeRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaDubie Bacino   +2014-02-12 05:54:02491533070
Larry Chuon74I'm creating a new circle called Celebrity Credibility which will consist of movers and shakers in their industries.  This circle will focus on getting instant Celebrity Credibility in order to be the authority in your own local niche.  Please join my circle and share the news.2014-02-08 04:22:15293000
Alessandro Folghera34,330#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Matteo Pelucchi   +Matteo PelucchiSean Patrick Si   +Sean Patrick SiAJ Kohn   +AJ KohnDan Petrovic   +Dan PetrovicPete Cashmore   +Pete CashmoreCindy Krum   2014-01-28 05:55:35429261530
Alessandro Folghera33,382#TOPSEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-01-21 09:04:16409151425
Bernard Piette7,060Hi,First off big hat tip to everyone who just participated in the Great Google+ Circle debate hosted by +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff . Thanks to all on both sides on the debate to help us all get more perspective on this discussion. *NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM :-) *Announcing version 2 of the #MoversandShakers  circle!! Yippee! Again this week, I have spent much time to ensure there are only quality engagers, posters and mentors who can bring value to your Google+ experience.If you want to be included,,,,, wait for it..... Be a strong contributor and participant on the Google+ platform. That's it, that's all. Just be a great google+ netizen.You don't have to be rich, famous or pretty LOL. I built this circle and stream to help Nooglers meet new people, learn new things, hear different perspectives, encounter someone you may never have had the courage to speak to live in person. Trust me, just reach out and comment on a post of someone you appreciate, You'll be amazed how happy people are to engage with you, once you've had the courage to reach out, so like Nike says, JUST DO IT! Please see some of my favorite posts from the last week below. 1. The Great Google+ Circle Debate - By +David Oldenburg ► http://goo.gl/2fYuuR2. My Joke of the day, Who else is in the same position? - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/pEhlRM3. To most of us, Google +  seems like just another social media platform.  But that misconception�c - By +Ronnie Bincer ► http://goo.gl/AWdvRw4. 11 Quick Tips to Boost Social Media Results - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/hoJO4h5. Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the - By +Randy Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/IMeMl3=======================================================6. Just Joined Ronnie's Hangout Mastery Group - By +Craig Chamberlin ► http://goo.gl/cB1EeE7. Excited to see how +Jenn Herman is embracing Google+ and seeing how much fun and effective it can - By 2014-01-17 19:23:23493452245
Alessandro Folghera32,275#SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #s2014-01-14 07:23:17168171625
Alessandro Folghera31,700#UnreachableSharedCircle #UnreachableList #TooTopEngagers   This is not a simple #sharedcircle, it's a #wishedlist  of people I'd like to be followed by, a list of #SEOMasters and #FashionGoddesses and #GreatestBrands I  would like to get in connection with.I'm still too small, not brave enough to reach them, so it's like a "desired list" of future followers I hope to have soon, a list of Followers I would be able to deserve soon.To be included in this special list (#sharedcircle), just:1) Be Unique2) Be Fascinating3) Be Great enough4) Don't follow me back (just for a while ... )Here the #TopoftheTop:Matt Cutts   +Matt CuttsDan Petrovic   +Dan PetrovicCyrus Shepard   +Cyrus ShepardBarry Schwartz   +Barry SchwartzGuy Kawasaki   +Guy KawasakiPete Cashmore   +Pete CashmoreDanny Sullivan   +Danny SullivanAvinash Kaushik   +Avinash KaushikRand Fishkin   +Rand FishkinTom Critchlow   +Tom CritchlowJohn Mueller   +John MuellerAJ Kohn   +2014-01-10 06:03:22388121716
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449912969103
Bernard Piette5,325 Hello Everyone! #CircleCanada  v.3 is out with the addition of many (52) new #engagers# in the Google+ world. There are people from all around the world in this circle, the name was chosen as I'm from Canada and it makes for a memorable circle name. Now that we got that all cleared up, please enjoy the rest of your show. :-) There's 350 movers and shakers in #CircleCanada! I have included only those people I find to be very strong contributors to the Google+ platform and NOT only people who share my posts...We have room for 150 more real Engagers and Contributors!It's hard not to mention the people the make this Google+ world a better place. Please allow me to give some credit where credit is due. +Christine DeGraff +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Yifat Cohen +Ronnie Bincer +Stephan Hovnanian +Mia Voss +Fulvio Meloni +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher  Cheers my friends and thanks!The list could go much longer but I hope each of you will take the time to visit their profiles if you have not done so already, your Google+ profile and those that will have to interact with it,... will thank you! :-) Want to be added to the #CircleCanada ??1) Add me to your circles.2) 2014-01-03 23:23:063511104881
John Nuntiatio22,406#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-26 17:51:313397712
Alessandro Folghera29,290 #ChristmasSharedCircle #MerryChristmas  Christmas Wednesday 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  #topripples #Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo 2013-12-25 06:52:55501452364
Bernard Piette3,755Hello Everyone! #CircleCanada  v.2 is out with the addition of many new #highly active engagers# in the Google+ world. Note there are people from all around the world in this circle, the name was chosen as I'm from Canada and it makes for a memorable circle name. Now that we got that all cleared up, please enjoy the rest of your show. :-) There's approx. 300 movers and shakers in #CircleCanada  as  I have only included those people I find to be very strong contributors to the Google+ platform and NOT only people who share my posts...We have room for 200 more real Engagers and Contributors!It's hard not to mention the people the make this Google+ world a better place. Please allow me to give some credit where credit is due. +Christine DeGraff , +martin shervington , +Lee Smallwood , +Yifat Cohen +Ronnie Bincer, +Stephan Hovnanian , +Mia Voss , +Fulvio Meloni +Traphagen Marc , +Eric Enge , +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk , +Shawn Manaher  Cheers my friends and thanks!The list could go much longer but I hope each of you will take the time to visit their profiles if you have not done so already, your Google+ profile and those that will have to interact with it,... will thank you! :-) Want to be added to the #CircleCan2013-12-23 16:29:36302785495
Drew Pearson Sr.199Looking for some cool, fun, and interesting people to add to your circles (although, I think we all agree that everyone on G+ are all of the above)? Check out this circle share!     If you would like to be included: 1) Share the circle publicly & privately (public is preferred), as much as you feel necessary, my main objective is to have the people included in this circle, shared!  2) Add/Circle & Plus this page +CBM Fitness  , as well as leave a comment (Please do this if you would like to be included) letting me know that you’d like to be included.    3) Leave a comment on THIS post. This is a very important step, if you would like to be included in any of my circle shares, leaving a comment on this original post helps me know that, so please leave a comment stating your interest 4) Last but not least, REMEMBER to check out the awesome people who are included in this circle share. #FriendsShareFriends     #SnowballEffect     #YoureAwesome   #CBMFITNESS   2013-12-19 13:00:15501251525
Alessandro Folghera28,286 #SocialMedia #WednesdaySharedCircle  Wednesday 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 !Enjoy the Google Plus Page of my friend +Krishna Man Shrestha https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106243849596352192174/+Nepaltibettrekking/posts#topripples #Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles 2013-12-19 04:44:36501472565
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Alessandro Folghera27,231#TopRipples  Wednesdaycircle of impressive #topengagers To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:  1 - Do +1 t the post  2 -  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 circles  4 - 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    #Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #afo    #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles2013-12-11 06:24:38501161233
John Nuntiatio20,192#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-29 17:00:2435513415
Raffaele Romeo Arena8,892#SocialCircle   #SocialMediaMarketing   #MondayCircle  Thi circle it's composed of many influential people on Google Plus and on the web. Reshared this circle for enlarge you #circles  You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship.To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: -include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share -happy life and sun is sunshine. 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   #Thursdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare 2013-11-28 15:58:1150110657119
Inertia Tours Inc.5,806Incredible Inertia Tuesday Circle Share!Hope Tuesday was an Incredible one for you have a great evening!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#boomballcircle #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  2013-11-27 00:32:21501191029
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Kunle Campbell801I put this circle together for people interested in following people and pages I deem to be the top G-plussers in digital marketing, SEO and social media #circleshare #circleshare #circlesharing #circlecount If you'd like to be included;- add the members to your circle,- +1this post- and publicly re-share this postlet me know when you have done the above and I'll add you.2013-11-24 01:24:48501134
Alessandro Folghera23,807 #SocialMedia #WednesdaySharedCircle  Wednesday 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  #topripples #Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo 2013-11-20 07:40:32501612868
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Alessandro Folghera22,246 #SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #TopSEOEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       2013-11-12 19:51:33185151018
Alessandro Folghera21,038#SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #s2013-11-05 16:35:29200261327
Alessandro Folghera20,078#HappynessCircle #TopRipplesSharedCircle #WednesdaySharedCircle   #GratitudeCircle  I'm happy for two reasons: 1st - +Google+ asked me to choose my short URL that now is:            https://plus.google.com/+AlessandroFolghera/2nd - I'm reaching the 20000 followers.Thanks to all of you my #TopRipples  Special thanks of #gratitude   to:+Rand Fishkin +Aleyda Solis +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh +Dirk Talamasca +Santelia Emilia +Doroteya Delcheva +Cesare Riccardo +Daniela Calabrò +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Cesare Casadei +AMARI Shoes To 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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'2013-10-30 06:00:52449523163
Alessandro Folghera19,923 #SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just: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 ...      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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circletuesday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  2013-10-29 05:26:45257181424
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2014-12-09 22:58:02 (104 comments, 39 reshares, 185 +1s)Open 

No Apple Apps For Android, But Tons Of Google Apps For iOS!

This is fascinating from a strategic decision making perspective. Does Apple believe it does not need Play Store/Android to be successful (but Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, FB do)?

Does this mean Apple does not care about its mixed device home users (like mine, we have all of the below operating systems) being happy?

Does this mean Apple worries it will "lose control" if it release things on Android?

Does this mean Apple wants you to play in its playground or f-off?

Does this mean.... something else? What do you think it is?

We are a mixed-device house (just for tablets we have a Surface, iPad and Nexus). We love a mix of apps from the companies below - have faves in each (though only Weather from Y!). Why can't we use the same apps regardless of OS (and pay for them just... more »

Most reshares: 153

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2014-12-18 19:22:34 (13 comments, 153 reshares, 280 +1s)Open 

How to build a human.

This is such an amazing animated gif, so much complexity and, yes, evolution captured and demonstrated so simply. The details are in the text below, well worth downloading the photo and reading.

If you can't see the animation, source: http://goo.gl/SXBLFL

The folks at TableTop have even more fun animations here: http://tabletopwhale.com

Especially this one: http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/09/29/flight-videos-deconstructed.html

Most plusones: 280

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2014-12-18 19:22:34 (13 comments, 153 reshares, 280 +1s)Open 

How to build a human.

This is such an amazing animated gif, so much complexity and, yes, evolution captured and demonstrated so simply. The details are in the text below, well worth downloading the photo and reading.

If you can't see the animation, source: http://goo.gl/SXBLFL

The folks at TableTop have even more fun animations here: http://tabletopwhale.com

Especially this one: http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/09/29/flight-videos-deconstructed.html

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2015-01-30 20:35:16 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Sometimes a cartoon captures so beautifully the essence of a challenge. This is one of those...

I worry a lot about this tradeoff. David Cameron is not a loon (ok he has clearly exhibited recently that in this area he is). Other leaders and countries are saying/doing this. And we are simply accepting it. Sad.

Sometimes a cartoon captures so beautifully the essence of a challenge. This is one of those...

I worry a lot about this tradeoff. David Cameron is not a loon (ok he has clearly exhibited recently that in this area he is). Other leaders and countries are saying/doing this. And we are simply accepting it. Sad.___

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2015-01-30 06:55:33 (4 comments, 16 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

If you are not following me on Instagram (do it here: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld), I'd posted this earlier in the day and it is too good not to share with you all!

#lifesavingsolutions   #modernfamily  

via +Thomas Baekdal 

If you are not following me on Instagram (do it here: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld), I'd posted this earlier in the day and it is too good not to share with you all!

#lifesavingsolutions   #modernfamily  

via +Thomas Baekdal ___

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2015-01-29 17:00:30 (11 comments, 14 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

First, let's this this out of the way. If you make just $3,650, you are in the 50% wealthiest people in the world! And if you make $77,000 in assets to make the top 10% of the richest people in the world. How cool is that!

It does not take a lot be be in the 1% now, see graph below. Hence all the obsession about the top 0.1% (just 80 people who have as much money as 3.6 billion - nine zeros there - of Earth's inhabitants). 

For more on that see: http://goo.gl/NnmqAf

Back to this story... the US leads the world in 1%, I was surprised Japan is next (I would have thought it would be EU or even Asia).

Per capita, the Swiss win. One in 10 Swiss resident is in the 1%.

The report on the BBC is rightly careful in pointing out that this is raw wealth. It does not take into account cost of living, it does not take into account debt (your student debtm... more »

First, let's this this out of the way. If you make just $3,650, you are in the 50% wealthiest people in the world! And if you make $77,000 in assets to make the top 10% of the richest people in the world. How cool is that!

It does not take a lot be be in the 1% now, see graph below. Hence all the obsession about the top 0.1% (just 80 people who have as much money as 3.6 billion - nine zeros there - of Earth's inhabitants). 

For more on that see: http://goo.gl/NnmqAf

Back to this story... the US leads the world in 1%, I was surprised Japan is next (I would have thought it would be EU or even Asia).

Per capita, the Swiss win. One in 10 Swiss resident is in the 1%.

The report on the BBC is rightly careful in pointing out that this is raw wealth. It does not take into account cost of living, it does not take into account debt (your student debt might drop you back into the 99%). 

While there are billionaires in South America and Africa, it is sad that they don't show up on this map. We have a lot of work to do there.

Image source: BBC: http://goo.gl/vnCbzw Data source: Credit Suisse: http://goo.gl/YYL2sY (lots more amazing graphs here).___

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2015-01-28 17:01:31 (13 comments, 32 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Most countries lead the world in something -- sometimes good things, sometimes not so good things, and sometimes funny things. This map shows what each country does best compared to all other countries!

Remember, it's in contrast of all to her countries. And, I promise you are going to admire some countries, smile at others, and #omg  the rest! Source: http://goo.gl/7zad99

Most countries lead the world in something -- sometimes good things, sometimes not so good things, and sometimes funny things. This map shows what each country does best compared to all other countries!

Remember, it's in contrast of all to her countries. And, I promise you are going to admire some countries, smile at others, and #omg  the rest! Source: http://goo.gl/7zad99___

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2015-01-27 18:06:24 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Cost of living as ranked by the Consumer Price Index throws up a lot of surprises, both in the green and the pink!

CPI takes into account the cost of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities, each containing a number of variables.

The data below is a relative indicator of a country's living costs as compared to New York. So, for instance, if a country has a CPI of 70, on average it enjoys 30% cheaper living costs compared to New York.

Surprises in Green: Venezuela (that high), France (that low!). Pink: All so surprising, except Philippines and India!

What are you surprised by?

Sources: Graphic: http://goo.gl/Vuh8VE (visit there for more visualizations). Data: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living (checkout your city there!).

Cost of living as ranked by the Consumer Price Index throws up a lot of surprises, both in the green and the pink!

CPI takes into account the cost of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities, each containing a number of variables.

The data below is a relative indicator of a country's living costs as compared to New York. So, for instance, if a country has a CPI of 70, on average it enjoys 30% cheaper living costs compared to New York.

Surprises in Green: Venezuela (that high), France (that low!). Pink: All so surprising, except Philippines and India!

What are you surprised by?

Sources: Graphic: http://goo.gl/Vuh8VE (visit there for more visualizations). Data: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living (checkout your city there!).___

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2015-01-26 17:06:47 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

How much does this reflect the reality of your library? 

A lot for me. : )  Though I don't think I have half-read (I plough through), or purely for show (don't have extra money!).  

Source: http://goo.gl/H3dw8r

How much does this reflect the reality of your library? 

A lot for me. : )  Though I don't think I have half-read (I plough through), or purely for show (don't have extra money!).  

Source: http://goo.gl/H3dw8r___

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2015-01-25 22:05:01 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Way, way, way too much wisdom from +Thomas Baekdal in this post! Please read!!

150 years ago, the western world's discrimination of women was largely how it still is in some parts of the world. As in treating women as if they were minors.

In the UK, in the late-1800, for instance, women were only supposed to get married and have kids. If they failed to do that, their job opportunities were basically to become servants or work at nurseries. Even Queen Victoria wrote, in 1870, 'Let women be what God intended, a helpmate for man, but with totally different duties and vocations'.

Of course, it wasn’t just in the UK, all western nations discriminated this way.

So I can only imagine how much of a stir it created when, in 1902, these trading cards (see below) were published with women having real jobs. Like being a journalist, a lawyer, a doctor, having a military career, getting an education, or participating in sports. It was called 'Women of the Future'. (http://goo.gl/MDKLpl)

I wonder if some Christian believers threatened this publisher for going against the will of their religion, as well.

Thankfully, this was 100 years ago. Today, we (well, most of the world anyway) live in more enlightened times. And I personally can't wait until we, in another 100 years, will finally have a world where we are free from the shackles of religious movements and their archaic beliefs. Beliefs that are based on discrimination and intolerance towards people who are somehow not like them.

The good thing is that, from a trend perspective, there is no doubt about where we are heading. We are moving further and further away from these 'dark ages'. 

There are many good things about religion as well. It gives people hope. It provides a moral baseline (for some things, anyway), and it is largely a social movement. Those are all things that we should keep. 

But all major religions are also based on a basis of intolerance and disrespect (only one way of life, commanded by god). And it is this basis that some people use to justify their discrimination and sometimes violent actions.

I don’t mind that people are religious. That’s their right as a citizen of a free world. And if that gives them positivity, I’m all in support of that. But I do mind when the belief of one person is used to discriminate and disrespect another. I also mind when this belief is used to force people into ignorance (in order to keep them subservient). Like, in a few parts of the world, where women are not allowed to get an education, or where that education is based on teachings that we can prove are wrong.

Of course, this isn't just about religion. We have the very same problem within many of the nationalist movements around the world (something that is unfortunately increasing). These nationalist might not be based on religion, but they are based on the same disrespect and intolerance towards anything outside what they define as "the right culture".

They will go on about 'what it means to be [insert your country]'. They will spend a tremendous time defining the national food, the national music, the national sport, and so forth. And they will campaign and sometimes legislate against any culture that doesn't fit their views. 

This is as bad as these religious movements. There is no difference between intolerance based on religion and intolerance based on nationalism. Both are founded on the idea that one group of people think they should have the right to demand the culture and beliefs of another. And that, somehow, their beliefs are superior which gives them the right to discriminate and disrespect anyone outside it.

It doesn't matter if it's disrespect towards women, sex, race, or culture.

Thankfully, all of this seems to be solving itself in the future. It is just taking a long time.___Way, way, way too much wisdom from +Thomas Baekdal in this post! Please read!!

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2015-01-24 19:54:42 (6 comments, 34 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

This should bring a smile to your lovely face....

You don't know where it's going, and then bam! You empathize and have a big smile on your face. 

#creativity   #reality   #encouragement  

This should bring a smile to your lovely face....

You don't know where it's going, and then bam! You empathize and have a big smile on your face. 

#creativity   #reality   #encouragement  ___

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2015-01-23 17:33:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

We love going to Lake Tahoe. Our kids love Skiing, and there is so much hiking, snow shoeing and other fun. Below are some pictures from last weekend - with captions. All except two are using my Nexus 5. 
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We love going to Lake Tahoe. Our kids love Skiing, and there is so much hiking, snow shoeing and other fun. Below are some pictures from last weekend - with captions. All except two are using my Nexus 5. 
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2015-01-22 15:37:46 (5 comments, 12 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite Calvin cartoons,  it is really funny.

The sad part is this is how local TV news has been in the US for the longest time, and now it seems that has infected all news (Print, Cable TV, Web, everything!). The only way to sell seems to be to keep us in a constant state of OMG, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE!

#heartbreaking   #reality   #haha  

One of my favorite Calvin cartoons,  it is really funny.

The sad part is this is how local TV news has been in the US for the longest time, and now it seems that has infected all news (Print, Cable TV, Web, everything!). The only way to sell seems to be to keep us in a constant state of OMG, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE!

#heartbreaking   #reality   #haha  ___

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2015-01-20 17:24:18 (2 comments, 22 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Temperature scales, and what they really communicate!

I'm biased, I grew up with the metric system and do adore it. I'm glad that except for when I'm in the US and Liberia, I'm set. Beyond that, did you know why each of these scales are different? 

Here's some cool context to impress your kids with (source: http://goo.gl/nj1zR8):

Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate).

Fahrenheit was designed around humans.

Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.

Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.

Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (onedeg... more »

Temperature scales, and what they really communicate!

I'm biased, I grew up with the metric system and do adore it. I'm glad that except for when I'm in the US and Liberia, I'm set. Beyond that, did you know why each of these scales are different? 

Here's some cool context to impress your kids with (source: http://goo.gl/nj1zR8):

Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate).

Fahrenheit was designed around humans.

Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.

Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.

Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.

So.

Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

#coolscience   #nowyouknow  ___

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2015-01-19 17:59:40 (18 comments, 38 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

It’s Not Even Possible To Visualize Wealth Inequality!

80 people in the world have as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the poorest citizens of planet Earth. It is so out of whack, we can't even visualize in a way that would communicate the disparity.

{POV} 
This obviously presents food for thought, even if every single one of the 80 people got their wealth through hard work and sweat. Only a slight investigation would show that the aforementioned condition is unmet in more than a few cases, be it because of ill-gotten gains due to illegal means or "legal" means of official corruption we practice here in the US. 

It will be impossible to change official and unofficial corruption - be it in Russia or in the UK or in Argentina. All we should ask the super-rich to do, and this is all we should ask of them, is to force each government to level thepla... more »

It’s Not Even Possible To Visualize Wealth Inequality!

80 people in the world have as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the poorest citizens of planet Earth. It is so out of whack, we can't even visualize in a way that would communicate the disparity.

{POV} 
This obviously presents food for thought, even if every single one of the 80 people got their wealth through hard work and sweat. Only a slight investigation would show that the aforementioned condition is unmet in more than a few cases, be it because of ill-gotten gains due to illegal means or "legal" means of official corruption we practice here in the US. 

It will be impossible to change official and unofficial corruption - be it in Russia or in the UK or in Argentina. All we should ask the super-rich to do, and this is all we should ask of them, is to force each government to level the playing field for the poorest of the poor. Use their super-rich influence, to force politicians to create better schools, to put programs in place to give skills training, to create daycare so poor moms who want to go to work to raise their family can, and all other things like this.

The other day on NPR a Republican politician from Dakota made a passionate case for how the poor are "taking advantage of the government generosity". He was talking about eliminating programs put in place to give support to families making less than $16,000 per year. $16k. Per Year! Meanwhile, this joker, in his official political capacity had and has been voting for millions upon millions in tax breaks for already profitable corporations.

That is all I ask. Help stop this garbage, super-rich. You have the power and the influence. Find this guy, spank him, and spank others like him into seeing sanity.

Super-rich, this will be good for you. The more consumers we move into the middle-class, the more consumers you will have for your products and services. Help the poor, only via forcing governments to level the playing field and not by giving the poor money from your bank accounts.
{/POV}

Data source: http://goo.gl/xw8hVS Image source: http://goo.gl/cGZgPM___

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2015-01-17 17:38:09 (10 comments, 24 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

From the inimitable Oatmeal... Should you buy a selfie stick?

I love flow charts, this one should make you smile.  My problem with selfie sticks is that you are always pointing them to yourself, and you are using the lower resolution camera on the phone!  Your thoughts?

From the inimitable Oatmeal... Should you buy a selfie stick?

I love flow charts, this one should make you smile.  My problem with selfie sticks is that you are always pointing them to yourself, and you are using the lower resolution camera on the phone!  Your thoughts?___

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2015-01-16 19:32:09 (0 comments, 15 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

We all know this at some level.  Yet we stop and throw stones.

#eyesontheprize
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We all know this at some level.  Yet we stop and throw stones.

#eyesontheprize
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For my stories with pictures, follow along on my Instagram: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld___

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2015-01-16 17:08:23 (4 comments, 20 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

It is rare that I promise this... You are going to love this!

Delta Airlines Seating Chart: Annotated.  As a frequent flyer (150k+ miles last year), I can say that the only reason this is so funny is that it is so true. Painfully so.

The main annotations are awesome (and in case you thought Satan's Den Economy is never going to be true, let me introduce you to Economy Minus: http://goo.gl/IthoJK). The legend on the right is even better.

Enjoy! Then, shed at least some tears for all of us flyers!

It is rare that I promise this... You are going to love this!

Delta Airlines Seating Chart: Annotated.  As a frequent flyer (150k+ miles last year), I can say that the only reason this is so funny is that it is so true. Painfully so.

The main annotations are awesome (and in case you thought Satan's Den Economy is never going to be true, let me introduce you to Economy Minus: http://goo.gl/IthoJK). The legend on the right is even better.

Enjoy! Then, shed at least some tears for all of us flyers!___

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2015-01-15 17:18:08 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Goodbye New York Times! You can't have my little money!

A few years ago I decided that because I could, I should start paying for content (and mobile apps). Because I want to support the source, and assist in carrying the weight of people who use the source/product for free.

The very first sources I started paying for was The New York Times. I read the online version, was a fan of the Op-Ed team and the International coverage. Yesterday I cancelled my account.

The straw that broke the camel's back was their cowardice, and fig-leaf explanations, for not publishing the new Charlie Hebdo cover (my pov:  http://goo.gl/PvDOpP).  Margaret Sullivan the Public Editor of NYT agrees with me: http://goo.gl/GS9hlP

Other cowardly publications made the same call, but I do believe that the NYT has a higher responsibility. "All the News That's Fit toP... more »

Goodbye New York Times! You can't have my little money!

A few years ago I decided that because I could, I should start paying for content (and mobile apps). Because I want to support the source, and assist in carrying the weight of people who use the source/product for free.

The very first sources I started paying for was The New York Times. I read the online version, was a fan of the Op-Ed team and the International coverage. Yesterday I cancelled my account.

The straw that broke the camel's back was their cowardice, and fig-leaf explanations, for not publishing the new Charlie Hebdo cover (my pov:  http://goo.gl/PvDOpP).  Margaret Sullivan the Public Editor of NYT agrees with me: http://goo.gl/GS9hlP

Other cowardly publications made the same call, but I do believe that the NYT has a higher responsibility. "All the News That's Fit to Print", right?

But this was the last straw. 

There was one other thing I was intensely frustrated with NYT for. They would not call torture torture. Years after it was proven it was absolutely torture, they kept using Enhanced Interrogation techniques. For someone with that much influence, that was a shameful abdication of duty. 

The difference, I hope, between us and the terrorists is that we are brave enough to take a critical look at our behavior, be brutal about identifying our mistakes and proceeding to correct them. The NYT (and all it's Enhanced Interrogation ilk) impedes that process.

I was only paying the NYT $20 per month. I don't think they will miss it. But I do feel a little better not supporting them. And, since they are so terrible that they won't let me cancel online, I made sure after a 14 min hold when I did get the lady on the phone that she noted on my cancellation that it was because of the Charlie Hebdo story.___

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2015-01-14 19:33:17 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Beyond the Tech Trends: A CES 2015 Recap!

This is such a great video. In two minutes it covers the three things I'm most excited when it comes to, what I call, Connected Human Marketing. (And you'll see how excited in the video!)

Here are the three things: 

1. The "Internet of Things" is officially a thing
2. Mobile shapes the "Internet of Me"
3. Personalization is paramount

My lovely peers at Google have also posted a more indepth article on these three here: http://goo.gl/CdBDvf

The article itself is great, but perhaps my favourite part is that it ends with the four questions your business should be asking to see if you are ready for 2015/16:

1. Are we there for customers in the moments they need us?
2. Are we gathering the right data and insights and getting smarter and better with eachc... more »

Beyond the Tech Trends: A CES 2015 Recap!

This is such a great video. In two minutes it covers the three things I'm most excited when it comes to, what I call, Connected Human Marketing. (And you'll see how excited in the video!)

Here are the three things: 

1. The "Internet of Things" is officially a thing
2. Mobile shapes the "Internet of Me"
3. Personalization is paramount

My lovely peers at Google have also posted a more indepth article on these three here: http://goo.gl/CdBDvf

The article itself is great, but perhaps my favourite part is that it ends with the four questions your business should be asking to see if you are ready for 2015/16:

1. Are we there for customers in the moments they need us?
2. Are we gathering the right data and insights and getting smarter and better with each customer interaction?
3. Are we embracing speed as a value in everything we do?
4. Can we reimagine our business to create breakthroughs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8RkAytiT2E___

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2015-01-13 17:30:43 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

This is literally every goat in the United States!

Ok, so some of them might have been eaten since the census was done. But how amazing is it that we, USDA, managed to count every single goat in the country! When was the last time we counted, literally, every single instance of something?

Now that we are on the subject... from the article: http://goo.gl/PGc4rG .... Nearly 80 percent of America's goats are raised for meat. Sixteen percent are raised for milk, with the remaining 6 percent is comprised of Angora goats raised for mohair.

My favorite goats in the world are the Alpine Ibex. Their mountain climbing capabilities (including sheer vertical walls!) are incredible. See: http://goo.gl/FjBH8Y

Do you have a favorite?

This is literally every goat in the United States!

Ok, so some of them might have been eaten since the census was done. But how amazing is it that we, USDA, managed to count every single goat in the country! When was the last time we counted, literally, every single instance of something?

Now that we are on the subject... from the article: http://goo.gl/PGc4rG .... Nearly 80 percent of America's goats are raised for meat. Sixteen percent are raised for milk, with the remaining 6 percent is comprised of Angora goats raised for mohair.

My favorite goats in the world are the Alpine Ibex. Their mountain climbing capabilities (including sheer vertical walls!) are incredible. See: http://goo.gl/FjBH8Y

Do you have a favorite?___

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2015-01-13 00:18:20 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

How much interest do you think there is in the next cover of Charlie Hebdo? And is it the duty of any story on the next cover to show what it is, if the cover is already out?

I believe there is a lot of interest. I believe it is the duty to show it.

Yet. The story on the BBC says what's on the cover, but does not show it. They go so far as to not even link to other places in the story where I can see it! http://goo.gl/JTdTC8

Have the killers won by this capitulation by the BBC? 

The BBC is not alone in this strategy. Here's the Daily Mail, http://goo.gl/2cEtzn . Here's the "we are the voice of the nation" New York Times: http://goo.gl/Q5BPsF

Here's the The Age in Australia: http://goo.gl/LA4Awv UK's Telegraph: http://goo.gl/fllEiF The Guardian: http://goo.gl/U8Rwsj

NPR does not show it, but links to it inin par... more »

How much interest do you think there is in the next cover of Charlie Hebdo? And is it the duty of any story on the next cover to show what it is, if the cover is already out?

I believe there is a lot of interest. I believe it is the duty to show it.

Yet. The story on the BBC says what's on the cover, but does not show it. They go so far as to not even link to other places in the story where I can see it! http://goo.gl/JTdTC8

Have the killers won by this capitulation by the BBC? 

The BBC is not alone in this strategy. Here's the Daily Mail, http://goo.gl/2cEtzn . Here's the "we are the voice of the nation" New York Times: http://goo.gl/Q5BPsF

Here's the The Age in Australia: http://goo.gl/LA4Awv UK's Telegraph: http://goo.gl/fllEiF The Guardian: http://goo.gl/U8Rwsj

NPR does not show it, but links to it in in paragraph one. http://goo.gl/JgDqOX

Kudos for the Wall Street Journal for being a US site where I could see the cover: http://goo.gl/Tn5Ga4

I feel that we should not be needlessly provocative. (This cover is not.) But there is legitimate interest in so many people of so many religious in so many places around the world to see how this magazine would respond. 

These "great" "well respected" news sources are behaving shamefully. They capitulated by not including it in the story. They simply gave in. 

Even if they decided to capitulate, why not at least, like NPR above at least link to it so that the reader can find it if they want?___

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2015-01-12 17:04:05 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

The Complete Digital Analytics Ecosystem: How To Win Big: http://goo.gl/Rwjgbr  [Incomplete picture below! :)]

My new post seeks to decomplexify a world that looks insanely complicated at first glance, the work of digital data. While a lot of hard work and perserverence, and good choices, are required to win, the world itself is simple to understand.

Along with sharing what the core elements of the ecosystem are, I outline the key inputs and the outputs from the ecosystem. But, wait, that's not all! I also share the three phases winners can follow, and in each phase the specific order in which you should execute your strategy.

But,wait, there's more! The post closes with the expectations you should have as to how long it should take your team to execute each of the three phases.

By the end of the post you'll not only understand the digital analytics... more »

The Complete Digital Analytics Ecosystem: How To Win Big: http://goo.gl/Rwjgbr  [Incomplete picture below! :)]

My new post seeks to decomplexify a world that looks insanely complicated at first glance, the work of digital data. While a lot of hard work and perserverence, and good choices, are required to win, the world itself is simple to understand.

Along with sharing what the core elements of the ecosystem are, I outline the key inputs and the outputs from the ecosystem. But, wait, that's not all! I also share the three phases winners can follow, and in each phase the specific order in which you should execute your strategy.

But,wait, there's more! The post closes with the expectations you should have as to how long it should take your team to execute each of the three phases.

By the end of the post you'll not only understand the digital analytics ecosystem, you'll know exactly what it takes to win. Check out the post here: http://goo.gl/Rwjgbr___

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2015-01-11 19:50:35 (17 comments, 18 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Top 20 airports in the world: Intl Passengers. Dubai's the winner!

Given all else going on in the world, you might not think that Dubai would beat London and take the crown for the biggest. Or that New York (USA! USA! USA!) would rank #17. 

As someone who flies a lot (I crossed a million miles just on United last year), the big surprises for me were Incheon and Istanbul. I did not realize they handled that much traffic. I was surprised LAX is not even in the top 30!

International passengers represent a huge revenue stream, even as transit passengers at the airports. Once they enter the countries they are even bigger spenders. I wish that we, US, figured out a way to balance security and warmth to benefit citizens of other countries and our own economic factors. 

What are your surprises in this data? On this list FRA was my most frequent international transitd... more »

Top 20 airports in the world: Intl Passengers. Dubai's the winner!

Given all else going on in the world, you might not think that Dubai would beat London and take the crown for the biggest. Or that New York (USA! USA! USA!) would rank #17. 

As someone who flies a lot (I crossed a million miles just on United last year), the big surprises for me were Incheon and Istanbul. I did not realize they handled that much traffic. I was surprised LAX is not even in the top 30!

International passengers represent a huge revenue stream, even as transit passengers at the airports. Once they enter the countries they are even bigger spenders. I wish that we, US, figured out a way to balance security and warmth to benefit citizens of other countries and our own economic factors. 

What are your surprises in this data? On this list FRA was my most frequent international transit destination. What airport was yours?

Data source: http://goo.gl/D8gVf6___

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2015-01-10 20:11:34 (9 comments, 23 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Just 55 years ago Ruby Bridges, six years after (!) Brown vs. BOE, became the first black girl to attend a white elementary school in the deep south - escorted by US Federal Marshals. 

There was a massive crowd of white people throwing things and shouting "two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate!" 

Not weird white people. Not outliers of society. Normal every day white people. Expressing their superiority over N**** and N****.  That is the scary part. How normal people thought all this was ok and even their right.

People pulled their kids out of school that day (500 kids!). All teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Barbara Henry was the only person who agreed to teach Ruby. And for over a year taught Ruby alone.

Ruby was a brave girl. Her mom deserves an astonishing amount of credit for deciding tose... more »

Just 55 years ago Ruby Bridges, six years after (!) Brown vs. BOE, became the first black girl to attend a white elementary school in the deep south - escorted by US Federal Marshals. 

There was a massive crowd of white people throwing things and shouting "two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate!" 

Not weird white people. Not outliers of society. Normal every day white people. Expressing their superiority over N**** and N****.  That is the scary part. How normal people thought all this was ok and even their right.

People pulled their kids out of school that day (500 kids!). All teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Barbara Henry was the only person who agreed to teach Ruby. And for over a year taught Ruby alone.

Ruby was a brave girl. Her mom deserves an astonishing amount of credit for deciding to send Ruby to the school and sticking with it even has her entire family suffered. Big props to all of them, AND the white people who continued to send their kids to the school, who helped the Bridges family.

There is almost no one who would read Ruby's story today and not think it was all so despicable and racist and many other things. There is almost no one who is not filled with outrage at what people believed then and how terribly they acted.

And yet, today so many continue to discriminate. A majority in many states and countries!

Take gay rights. The passion you see expressed in this three min short movie against Ruby, http://goo.gl/ns09Qg, is the same you see so often in protests against gay rights. Or we are against other religious. Or reproductive choices. Or so many other things.

Why don't we see that 50 years from now (or 5 years from now) people watching our religious/sex/origin/skin color/gender protestations will think of us as being just as awful, bigoted, and despicable as those people who protested against Ruby?

I am deeply proud of the progress our country has made. I hope that we will see our bigotry not in a rear-view mirror but right when we express it, right when we trample on the rights of another human. It is harder to see it in the moment. But I pray that we do.

#lifelibertyandthepursuitofhappiness  

PS: Please watch, and show your kids, this brief three min clip: http://goo.gl/ns09Qg And here's a short Wikipedia page on Ruby, absolutely worth a read: http://goo.gl/qk4ozd

PPS: If you are international and can't see the above video, checkout this different one: http://goo.gl/UyHdDk___

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2015-01-09 17:27:33 (2 comments, 21 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

It always helps to break things down into manageable pieces, even better if you know what each element of the required evolution is. [Hence my love for the Ladder of Awesomeness: http://goo.gl/ItVO7b]

The lovely evolutionary framework below comes from Smart Insights. You'll do well to download it and figure out where you are and what the next steps should be for your team/company.

Dr. Chaffey and his team have recently completed a research study with insights for managing digital marketing in 2015. You can download it, after filling a simple form here: http://goo.gl/x5nrfX

#evolve #win #marketing #digital

It always helps to break things down into manageable pieces, even better if you know what each element of the required evolution is. [Hence my love for the Ladder of Awesomeness: http://goo.gl/ItVO7b]

The lovely evolutionary framework below comes from Smart Insights. You'll do well to download it and figure out where you are and what the next steps should be for your team/company.

Dr. Chaffey and his team have recently completed a research study with insights for managing digital marketing in 2015. You can download it, after filling a simple form here: http://goo.gl/x5nrfX

#evolve #win #marketing #digital___

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2015-01-08 17:25:09 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Worldwide Ad Spending: Global shift in dollars to digital and mobile?

This is a lovely tool from the folks at eMarketer. You can create your own table to understand where the money is moving from 2014 to 2018 (that last data point might purely be speculative).

At the very minimum it is good for two sets of decisions:

1. How are you as a company evolving if this is where the world is anticipated to go? Time to update your awful mobile existence?

2. Where should you as a Marketer invest in marketing learning skills so you continue to achieve professional success, and what country you might want to work in (11 are included in the data).

Play with it here: http://www.emarketer.com/adspendtool  
Update: The picture below erroneously says 2104 and 2106 instead of 2014 and 2016. My mistake, not eMarketer's.

Worldwide Ad Spending: Global shift in dollars to digital and mobile?

This is a lovely tool from the folks at eMarketer. You can create your own table to understand where the money is moving from 2014 to 2018 (that last data point might purely be speculative).

At the very minimum it is good for two sets of decisions:

1. How are you as a company evolving if this is where the world is anticipated to go? Time to update your awful mobile existence?

2. Where should you as a Marketer invest in marketing learning skills so you continue to achieve professional success, and what country you might want to work in (11 are included in the data).

Play with it here: http://www.emarketer.com/adspendtool  
Update: The picture below erroneously says 2104 and 2106 instead of 2014 and 2016. My mistake, not eMarketer's.___

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2015-01-07 23:01:09 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

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"Love: Stronger than hate."

#JeSuisCharlie

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"Love: Stronger than hate."

#JeSuisCharlie___

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2015-01-07 17:06:38 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

How politicians are unlike America

Are our representatives, really representative? Not really. They are stunningly less likely to be Black, or Hispanic. Quite unlikely to be female. A bit more likely to be White and gloriously more likely to be Lawyers!

Now here's the amazing bit... The 114th Congress starts as one of the more diverse in American history. They are 80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent Christian. 

So... progress. : )

Two thoughts though.

The cynic in me believes that it does not matter what their makeup is, these guys, and it is mostly guys, are in the pockets of Big Business and Big Personal Money. Does it really matter if they are representative? Second, if we ignore that, I don't think we will ever get to proportional representation, but can White Male Lawyers really legislate what is good for all of us?more »

How politicians are unlike America

Are our representatives, really representative? Not really. They are stunningly less likely to be Black, or Hispanic. Quite unlikely to be female. A bit more likely to be White and gloriously more likely to be Lawyers!

Now here's the amazing bit... The 114th Congress starts as one of the more diverse in American history. They are 80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent Christian. 

So... progress. : )

Two thoughts though.

The cynic in me believes that it does not matter what their makeup is, these guys, and it is mostly guys, are in the pockets of Big Business and Big Personal Money. Does it really matter if they are representative? Second, if we ignore that, I don't think we will ever get to proportional representation, but can White Male Lawyers really legislate what is good for all of us?

Graph source, the lovely Economist: http://goo.gl/HxNyoa___

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2015-01-06 16:24:20 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Do we shop at Whole Foods simply because the produce is so exquisitely displayed? And we pay a premium?

[For this, and other stories in pictures, follow along on my Instagram: http://goo.gl/NoFeHn]

I think there is something to that. Look at it! Everything so perfectly symmetrical and lovely. There was a sprinkling of mist on all the veggies, drawing out the color and freshness. 

For an engineer, me, all this organization definitely had an impact. It looks good, it shows people care deeply about the food, they went into extra trouble, it must be all good (and it was!).

What a great way to get someone to pay a premium. 

It is not a strategy that would work for every product/market/segment. But so few businesses seem to understand this. A missed opportunity.

What do you think?

#storytelling   #marketing   #merchandizing  

Do we shop at Whole Foods simply because the produce is so exquisitely displayed? And we pay a premium?

[For this, and other stories in pictures, follow along on my Instagram: http://goo.gl/NoFeHn]

I think there is something to that. Look at it! Everything so perfectly symmetrical and lovely. There was a sprinkling of mist on all the veggies, drawing out the color and freshness. 

For an engineer, me, all this organization definitely had an impact. It looks good, it shows people care deeply about the food, they went into extra trouble, it must be all good (and it was!).

What a great way to get someone to pay a premium. 

It is not a strategy that would work for every product/market/segment. But so few businesses seem to understand this. A missed opportunity.

What do you think?

#storytelling   #marketing   #merchandizing  ___

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2015-01-05 19:16:21 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Trending Articles on Fast Company, do you see a trend?

That's about 50 or so tips to "definitely make your 2015 glorious!" Can anyone absorb that much? Are there that many different things to fix? Is this simply people having too much free time during their vacation?

And I love the quick-fix aspect of it. "17 Small" AND just to make sure you read the article "totally doable" AND just to emphasize how little you have to change they are just "tweaks."  

Humanity rejoice! All you need is tweaks! : )

Trending Articles on Fast Company, do you see a trend?

That's about 50 or so tips to "definitely make your 2015 glorious!" Can anyone absorb that much? Are there that many different things to fix? Is this simply people having too much free time during their vacation?

And I love the quick-fix aspect of it. "17 Small" AND just to make sure you read the article "totally doable" AND just to emphasize how little you have to change they are just "tweaks."  

Humanity rejoice! All you need is tweaks! : )___

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2015-01-04 16:25:50 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Something to brighten your day, a love story... Latte Motion...

Be sure to watch the last min or so with the behind the scenes.

#life   #creativty   #coffee   via +Thomas Baekdal 

Something to brighten your day, a love story... Latte Motion...

Be sure to watch the last min or so with the behind the scenes.

#life   #creativty   #coffee   via +Thomas Baekdal ___

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2014-12-31 15:16:14 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

While not totally surprising, this is still a surprising if you think about how we worked just a few years ago: For most office workers now, life on the job means life online.
Email tops the most important tools for online workers (what, no Snapchat!). I'm surprised the Internet comes in second (would be first for me). 

I'm shocked Landline Phone is #3. I don't even have one in my office, and can't recall talking to anyone on the phone in the last few months for work!

That is probably an indication that this was a good survey, good sampling of people, and that my work life, and likely yours, is an outlier.

I suspect cell and landlines will flip in 2015, or 2016 max.

Raise your hand if you are surprised Social sites rank last. No hands? :)

What are your thoughts from this data? There's lots more detailed analysis here:... more »

While not totally surprising, this is still a surprising if you think about how we worked just a few years ago: For most office workers now, life on the job means life online.
Email tops the most important tools for online workers (what, no Snapchat!). I'm surprised the Internet comes in second (would be first for me). 

I'm shocked Landline Phone is #3. I don't even have one in my office, and can't recall talking to anyone on the phone in the last few months for work!

That is probably an indication that this was a good survey, good sampling of people, and that my work life, and likely yours, is an outlier.

I suspect cell and landlines will flip in 2015, or 2016 max.

Raise your hand if you are surprised Social sites rank last. No hands? :)

What are your thoughts from this data? There's lots more detailed analysis here: http://goo.gl/SYryby___

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2014-12-29 14:37:27 (10 comments, 37 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

True size of Africa  We stunningly under-estimate it.

A sphere cannot be represented on a flat plane without distortion, which means all map projections distort in one way or another. This means your map gives you a very weird sense of size.

No where is this more apparent than the actual size of Africa. The image below is a few years old, from the Guardian http://goo.gl/tdUYbp, but makes my point really nicely. 

Imagine how many other perceptions we have of our own size are misplaced. :)

True size of Africa  We stunningly under-estimate it.

A sphere cannot be represented on a flat plane without distortion, which means all map projections distort in one way or another. This means your map gives you a very weird sense of size.

No where is this more apparent than the actual size of Africa. The image below is a few years old, from the Guardian http://goo.gl/tdUYbp, but makes my point really nicely. 

Imagine how many other perceptions we have of our own size are misplaced. :)___

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2014-12-27 15:17:16 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

So true!

The instinct is to look at reality and be sad (and I am sad that even in our family birthday phone calls, for example, have evolved to Whatsapp messages!). But, communication has consistently been influenced by new technology. Perhaps this is meant to be, resistance is futile.

Source: http://goo.gl/irCbvN

So true!

The instinct is to look at reality and be sad (and I am sad that even in our family birthday phone calls, for example, have evolved to Whatsapp messages!). But, communication has consistently been influenced by new technology. Perhaps this is meant to be, resistance is futile.

Source: http://goo.gl/irCbvN___

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2014-12-26 14:43:24 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Today's goldfish collection!

Few things are as mesmerizingly beautiful as goldfish. Check out that first one, for example, on a large screen. It is hard to believe it is not a painting. Hope you love 'em all. 

Follow along here: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld

Today's goldfish collection!

Few things are as mesmerizingly beautiful as goldfish. Check out that first one, for example, on a large screen. It is hard to believe it is not a painting. Hope you love 'em all. 

Follow along here: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld___

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2014-12-24 14:21:55 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The most important words in politics for each month of 2014.

This makes for a sad read (nice visualization though). Partly because this is really what we worried about this year in our political discourse. Partly because it is amazing that these were all in 2014, this actual year, and yet we would have to stretch backwards to remember what some of these were!

You can read the details for each of these here: http://goo.gl/qjYIuF. But before you do, how many of these can you recall being worried/interested/frustrated about this year?

The most important words in politics for each month of 2014.

This makes for a sad read (nice visualization though). Partly because this is really what we worried about this year in our political discourse. Partly because it is amazing that these were all in 2014, this actual year, and yet we would have to stretch backwards to remember what some of these were!

You can read the details for each of these here: http://goo.gl/qjYIuF. But before you do, how many of these can you recall being worried/interested/frustrated about this year?___

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2014-12-23 13:50:34 (6 comments, 29 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

How to Disagree.

This is a image version of the wonderful 2008 article by Paul Graham. The web is littered with back and forths, comments and arguments and counter-arguments. Most would fall the desired level 7. You also see this on TV (tune into Fox News or MSNBC for a dose of depression).

The entire article is well worth a read: http://goo.gl/8C47L1 I promise. If nothing else, going forward you'll recognize what someone who disagrees with you is doing. Maybe you'll recognize what you are doing! :)

Here's an excerpt of the desired level: 

Refuting the Central Point.

The force of a refutation depends on what you refute. The most powerful form of disagreement is to refute someone's central point.

Even as high as DH5 we still sometimes see deliberate dishonesty, as when someone picks out minor points of ana... more »

How to Disagree.

This is a image version of the wonderful 2008 article by Paul Graham. The web is littered with back and forths, comments and arguments and counter-arguments. Most would fall the desired level 7. You also see this on TV (tune into Fox News or MSNBC for a dose of depression).

The entire article is well worth a read: http://goo.gl/8C47L1 I promise. If nothing else, going forward you'll recognize what someone who disagrees with you is doing. Maybe you'll recognize what you are doing! :)

Here's an excerpt of the desired level: 

Refuting the Central Point.

The force of a refutation depends on what you refute. The most powerful form of disagreement is to refute someone's central point.

Even as high as DH5 we still sometimes see deliberate dishonesty, as when someone picks out minor points of an argument and refutes those. Sometimes the spirit in which this is done makes it more of a sophisticated form of ad hominem than actual refutation. For example, correcting someone's grammar, or harping on minor mistakes in names or numbers. Unless the opposing argument actually depends on such things, the only purpose of correcting them is to discredit one's opponent.

Truly refuting something requires one to refute its central point, or at least one of them. And that means one has to commit explicitly to what the central point is. So a truly effective refutation would look like:

The author's main point seems to be x. As he says:
<quotation>
But this is wrong for the following reasons...

The quotation you point out as mistaken need not be the actual statement of the author's main point. It's enough to refute something it depends upon.

Read rest of the article here: http://goo.gl/8C47L1

Image source: http://goo.gl/E9zrUV___

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2014-12-22 14:15:50 (14 comments, 15 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

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As an Engineer who is now also a Marketing Guy I wonder how I should feel about this.... 

PS: You need both!  : )

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As an Engineer who is now also a Marketing Guy I wonder how I should feel about this.... 

PS: You need both!  : )___

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2014-12-21 13:36:20 (12 comments, 20 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Four Charts That Defined the World in 2014.

1. Far more people got online. 2. The price of oil plummeted.  3. China’s economy both surpassed, and didn’t surpass, the U.S. economy.  4. The rich keep getting richer; the poor, poorer.

Which one do you think has the biggest long term implications?  I think it is #4. I worry a lot about this fundamental shift in power. It is not just purchasing power, it that blue line carries with it political power, agenda setting power, and so much more. If we don't fix it, there can be major upheaval.  

Source: The New Yorker: http://goo.gl/ajjwtB

Four Charts That Defined the World in 2014.

1. Far more people got online. 2. The price of oil plummeted.  3. China’s economy both surpassed, and didn’t surpass, the U.S. economy.  4. The rich keep getting richer; the poor, poorer.

Which one do you think has the biggest long term implications?  I think it is #4. I worry a lot about this fundamental shift in power. It is not just purchasing power, it that blue line carries with it political power, agenda setting power, and so much more. If we don't fix it, there can be major upheaval.  

Source: The New Yorker: http://goo.gl/ajjwtB___

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2014-12-18 19:22:34 (13 comments, 153 reshares, 280 +1s)Open 

How to build a human.

This is such an amazing animated gif, so much complexity and, yes, evolution captured and demonstrated so simply. The details are in the text below, well worth downloading the photo and reading.

If you can't see the animation, source: http://goo.gl/SXBLFL

The folks at TableTop have even more fun animations here: http://tabletopwhale.com

Especially this one: http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/09/29/flight-videos-deconstructed.html

How to build a human.

This is such an amazing animated gif, so much complexity and, yes, evolution captured and demonstrated so simply. The details are in the text below, well worth downloading the photo and reading.

If you can't see the animation, source: http://goo.gl/SXBLFL

The folks at TableTop have even more fun animations here: http://tabletopwhale.com

Especially this one: http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/09/29/flight-videos-deconstructed.html___

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2014-12-17 17:15:42 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Obesity by Occupation: In the US police, firefighters, and security guards lead the pack!

Surely you are surprised with at least the top three. First, involved in our safety, the second with advice and the third with our well being. And if between 35 - 40% of them are obese, I wonder if at the minimum it sends a mixed message to us. Besides putting our safety and well being at possible risk.

What do you think is up?

On the flip side, it might be surprising that Athletes are higher than Economists, Scientists and Psychologists. But, it might be because you have not seen them around you too much. I'm looking at a group of Economists and Scientists from where I'm sitting, and they need food! (And exercise. :)

Data source: http://goo.gl/V8SR7j

Obesity by Occupation: In the US police, firefighters, and security guards lead the pack!

Surely you are surprised with at least the top three. First, involved in our safety, the second with advice and the third with our well being. And if between 35 - 40% of them are obese, I wonder if at the minimum it sends a mixed message to us. Besides putting our safety and well being at possible risk.

What do you think is up?

On the flip side, it might be surprising that Athletes are higher than Economists, Scientists and Psychologists. But, it might be because you have not seen them around you too much. I'm looking at a group of Economists and Scientists from where I'm sitting, and they need food! (And exercise. :)

Data source: http://goo.gl/V8SR7j___

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2014-12-16 17:23:59 (16 comments, 13 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Americans torture (rightly or wrongly) captured people.

Some things are not a matter of perspective. But in the mass of analysis floating around, as a citizen it is a valuable thought experiment to flip perspective and see how we would have reacted.

#shiningcityonthehill  

Americans torture (rightly or wrongly) captured people.

Some things are not a matter of perspective. But in the mass of analysis floating around, as a citizen it is a valuable thought experiment to flip perspective and see how we would have reacted.

#shiningcityonthehill  ___

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2014-12-15 17:30:21 (7 comments, 17 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Income Equality: Normal Person Edition: White households median wealth: $141,900, Black household: $11,000.

You did not read that wrong. That is a 13x difference. If you were wondering if race gives you a leg up, you need to look no further.

Primary causes for the difference: Home ownership, income, unemployment, college education and inheritance. 

We should worry about the top 1% or the top 0.1% (income equality has never been starker). But, perhaps a bigger challenge is to worry about the normal groups of people like you and I (and I suspect if you are reading Google+ you are already an outlier). 

This difference did come as a stunning surprise to me, though the graphs below suggest the difference has been stark for a while. Please visit Pew for more context, data and analysis: http://goo.gl/d8fxp8

Income Equality: Normal Person Edition: White households median wealth: $141,900, Black household: $11,000.

You did not read that wrong. That is a 13x difference. If you were wondering if race gives you a leg up, you need to look no further.

Primary causes for the difference: Home ownership, income, unemployment, college education and inheritance. 

We should worry about the top 1% or the top 0.1% (income equality has never been starker). But, perhaps a bigger challenge is to worry about the normal groups of people like you and I (and I suspect if you are reading Google+ you are already an outlier). 

This difference did come as a stunning surprise to me, though the graphs below suggest the difference has been stark for a while. Please visit Pew for more context, data and analysis: http://goo.gl/d8fxp8___

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2014-12-14 18:48:09 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The Future of Newspapers? Eliminate the front page!

In India the newspapers I saw each week (left outside my hotel door) did not have a front page. Instead, they had a full page ad. This made me really sad. The front page was such a special and honorable place. The words "front page story" meant something. And now.... it's an ad.

Newspapers are in trouble everywhere. They have to innovate to survive. Today I'm sure they can command a premium for the front page. But after a while, it will be yet one more "billboard" for the advertiser and prices will surely drop. Then what?

Maybe I'm too old, too nostalgic. But this really makes me sad.

[For more of me+world, please follow along on my Instagram feed: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld]

PS: If you are visiting India, definitely try the Paper Boat drinks. They have... more »

The Future of Newspapers? Eliminate the front page!

In India the newspapers I saw each week (left outside my hotel door) did not have a front page. Instead, they had a full page ad. This made me really sad. The front page was such a special and honorable place. The words "front page story" meant something. And now.... it's an ad.

Newspapers are in trouble everywhere. They have to innovate to survive. Today I'm sure they can command a premium for the front page. But after a while, it will be yet one more "billboard" for the advertiser and prices will surely drop. Then what?

Maybe I'm too old, too nostalgic. But this really makes me sad.

[For more of me+world, please follow along on my Instagram feed: http://instagram.com/avinashplusworld]

PS: If you are visiting India, definitely try the Paper Boat drinks. They have genuinely local flavors and are incredibly delicious!___

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2014-12-12 20:09:53 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Channel influence in path to purchase: Benchmarks.

We all know that each channel is a little bit unique in the role it plays in your conversion process. Some tend to introduce people to your brand, others assist in the middle, and others still tend to drive last click conversions.

This poses two challenges. 1. How do you know how your channel/marketing strategy is doing? (Should you shout at people via email?) 2. How do you analyze this behavior?

For #1, please visit this lovely tool from the team at Google that provides benchmarks for many countries for seven different channels: http://goo.gl/6FH5Fp  

You'll see three different channels and their behavior for large sites in the US in the Electronics category in the images below. You can do a lot more analysis on the site above.

For #2, I've written two posts you can check out.

+D... more »

Channel influence in path to purchase: Benchmarks.

We all know that each channel is a little bit unique in the role it plays in your conversion process. Some tend to introduce people to your brand, others assist in the middle, and others still tend to drive last click conversions.

This poses two challenges. 1. How do you know how your channel/marketing strategy is doing? (Should you shout at people via email?) 2. How do you analyze this behavior?

For #1, please visit this lovely tool from the team at Google that provides benchmarks for many countries for seven different channels: http://goo.gl/6FH5Fp  

You'll see three different channels and their behavior for large sites in the US in the Electronics category in the images below. You can do a lot more analysis on the site above.

For #2, I've written two posts you can check out.

+ Defining types of multi-channel attribution problems: http://goo.gl/E5Vstc

+ Eight multi-channel attribution models, their pros and cons: http://goo.gl/nFc5JR

Enjoy!___

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2014-12-12 01:36:14 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Most Shared "News" Websites.... Nov 2014.

I consider myself to be a fairly well informed person, I read a lot and a current affairs junkie. And yet, I've never heard of the first and tenth website below and would never visit the second and fourth (both for quality reasons).

NBC News for some reasons (brand problem?) is hardly high quality news (say like the Guardian, BBC or NYT - all three I love), and I'm surprised they are that high. 

A couple of lessons. 1. If you are like me, you are weird. Clearly the majority is some place else. 2. Am I doing the same thing as people who watch Fox News, only engage with a deeply biased source and an agenda (in my case the BBC, Guardian, NYT and the New Yorker)? 3. Need to visit rest of the sites this month over the holidays!

What do you see for yourself?

Most Shared "News" Websites.... Nov 2014.

I consider myself to be a fairly well informed person, I read a lot and a current affairs junkie. And yet, I've never heard of the first and tenth website below and would never visit the second and fourth (both for quality reasons).

NBC News for some reasons (brand problem?) is hardly high quality news (say like the Guardian, BBC or NYT - all three I love), and I'm surprised they are that high. 

A couple of lessons. 1. If you are like me, you are weird. Clearly the majority is some place else. 2. Am I doing the same thing as people who watch Fox News, only engage with a deeply biased source and an agenda (in my case the BBC, Guardian, NYT and the New Yorker)? 3. Need to visit rest of the sites this month over the holidays!

What do you see for yourself?___

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2014-12-09 22:58:02 (104 comments, 39 reshares, 185 +1s)Open 

No Apple Apps For Android, But Tons Of Google Apps For iOS!

This is fascinating from a strategic decision making perspective. Does Apple believe it does not need Play Store/Android to be successful (but Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, FB do)?

Does this mean Apple does not care about its mixed device home users (like mine, we have all of the below operating systems) being happy?

Does this mean Apple worries it will "lose control" if it release things on Android?

Does this mean Apple wants you to play in its playground or f-off?

Does this mean.... something else? What do you think it is?

We are a mixed-device house (just for tablets we have a Surface, iPad and Nexus). We love a mix of apps from the companies below - have faves in each (though only Weather from Y!). Why can't we use the same apps regardless of OS (and pay for them just... more »

No Apple Apps For Android, But Tons Of Google Apps For iOS!

This is fascinating from a strategic decision making perspective. Does Apple believe it does not need Play Store/Android to be successful (but Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, FB do)?

Does this mean Apple does not care about its mixed device home users (like mine, we have all of the below operating systems) being happy?

Does this mean Apple worries it will "lose control" if it release things on Android?

Does this mean Apple wants you to play in its playground or f-off?

Does this mean.... something else? What do you think it is?

We are a mixed-device house (just for tablets we have a Surface, iPad and Nexus). We love a mix of apps from the companies below - have faves in each (though only Weather from Y!). Why can't we use the same apps regardless of OS (and pay for them just once!!!)?___

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2014-12-09 00:33:04 (7 comments, 47 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Global Ad Spending... cool collection of metrics: http://goo.gl/WE4iYq

I see this pie and my first thought is: "OMG, we are all going to be so much richer than we are!!!!"

We of course is all digital people of all companies of all types.

All media is valuable, but we have intent as we will be bigger than 24%. A lot bigger. What do you think?

Global Ad Spending... cool collection of metrics: http://goo.gl/WE4iYq

I see this pie and my first thought is: "OMG, we are all going to be so much richer than we are!!!!"

We of course is all digital people of all companies of all types.

All media is valuable, but we have intent as we will be bigger than 24%. A lot bigger. What do you think?___

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2014-12-06 21:30:33 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Without a doubt the best doughnuts in the bay area are at Stan's.

Made by hand, right in front of you, with better ingredients (real raspberry jelly, better tasting chocolate).

Our family favorite is the lemon buttermilk. Lovely combination of texture and flavor. Please try it next time you are in the area. 

Without a doubt the best doughnuts in the bay area are at Stan's.

Made by hand, right in front of you, with better ingredients (real raspberry jelly, better tasting chocolate).

Our family favorite is the lemon buttermilk. Lovely combination of texture and flavor. Please try it next time you are in the area. ___

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2014-12-05 18:19:52 (5 comments, 20 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Opportunity Cost of Gangnam Style

What humanity could achieve if it weren’t galloping in front of computer screens? In the 16,000 years of time spent watching G Style, we could have built 20 Empire State buildings, four Great Pyramids of Giza and... see below.

The flaw in this analysis of course is that it assumes if we did not watch G Style that we would have done something productive. Big flaw!

But fun to think about how much time this represents. And because 2 billion views is not enough, here's Gangnam Style one more time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

Opportunity Cost of Gangnam Style

What humanity could achieve if it weren’t galloping in front of computer screens? In the 16,000 years of time spent watching G Style, we could have built 20 Empire State buildings, four Great Pyramids of Giza and... see below.

The flaw in this analysis of course is that it assumes if we did not watch G Style that we would have done something productive. Big flaw!

But fun to think about how much time this represents. And because 2 billion views is not enough, here's Gangnam Style one more time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0___

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2014-12-04 20:36:43 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

In more signs that I'm getting old and perhaps sappy....

One of my absolute favourite ads of the year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-prOqP8AxAA

#life   #love   #happiness  

In more signs that I'm getting old and perhaps sappy....

One of my absolute favourite ads of the year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-prOqP8AxAA

#life   #love   #happiness  ___

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2014-12-04 17:01:00 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

This is an amazing hand painted graph of CO2 levels from the ice age through to the intergalacial period through today.

Such a lovely visualization of data. And it might give our peers who might be skeptical about what humans are doing to the climate a pause, a moment of reflection.

The graph is from this book, please buy it: http://goo.gl/Sjw3va

This is an amazing hand painted graph of CO2 levels from the ice age through to the intergalacial period through today.

Such a lovely visualization of data. And it might give our peers who might be skeptical about what humans are doing to the climate a pause, a moment of reflection.

The graph is from this book, please buy it: http://goo.gl/Sjw3va___

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