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Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-04-16 21:12:28436000CC G+
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:37413112CC G+
Garry Pickles2,271here is a nice circle full of UK Google plus users #circleshare   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-03-21 16:19:43340418CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
Simon Green1,108My top engagers UK / British CircleAre you new ? or just want to make contact with people in the UK? This is the circle for you! People and pages with humour, insight and fun/interesting content!2014-03-10 10:19:5542001CC G+
Simon Green1,108My first Circle - I have created this small circle of mostly UK  fellow G plusser, These guys and gals are great engagers and i have enjoyed their posts/comments, whether its news/humour or putting the world to rights.  You should check them out!Regards simon :o)2014-03-10 09:22:3042403CC G+
Shashi S4,923Circle Of Aspiring Authors_________________________TO STAY IN THIS CIRCLE (and future editions)1. keep up your activity2. support each otherTO GET IN THIS CIRCLE1. you must be a Writer (amateur or professional)2. post your own work and share thoughts of other Aspiring Authors3. Share contents or links only WITH INTRODUCTION to inspire other writers4. be active and show support for this circle in your profilePlease support each other and recommend this circle to your friends and followers.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya2014-03-09 06:59:09166003CC G+
Tourej Ansari10,655Looked for more interesting circles and this is a great start#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy#TBT#JuicyJ#Cklostopcutting#TeamUSA#LoveYourPetDay#Hangouts#Disneyland#NFLCombine#TMobile#publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #uk   #ireland   #england   #wales   #scotland  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #ukcircles   #british  #circle   #circles   #sharedcircle   #thursday   #thorsday   #googleplus   #gpluscircles   #googlecircles   #publiccircle   #awesome   #amazing   #people   #friends   #followers   2014-02-21 05:59:29311216CC G+
Johnny Stork7,288Spirituality & Self Development CircleWe all strive towards various personal, professional and for many, spiritual goals in life. In our increasingly crowded and interconnected planet, we are often reminded of how each of out lives intersect and how each of us share many of the same values and needs. Many of these shared values and shared needs included the welfare of others, the welfare of the entire planet and the welfare of all living creatures.One way to think of what it means to be "spiritual" or concerned with "self" development is simply to be concerned with something, or someone, beyond yourself, beyond the personal. Holding a transpersonal world-view.The people in this circle share these values, these interests in developing personally, professionally and spiritually for the sake of all people as well as themselves. I am honoured to share this circle of humanitarian, compassionate, learned and transpersonally inclined friends. #transpersonalpsychology   #spirituality   #selfdevelopment   #positivepsychology  2014-02-05 00:55:384909514CC G+
David Leonhardt2,546Resharing the Engagers VI: Christmas edition by +Markos Giannopoulos1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 19:39:07340109CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos13,655Engagers VI: Christmas edition // It's a festive season so my monthly "round-up & thank you" circle is on the right mood!First some stats on people who engaged me (gathered via +Circloscope) and on my posts (tracked by +CircleCount):September: 620 plussers, 93 commentators and 86 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 745 +1s, 74 re-shares and 117 comments October: 395 plussers, 33 commentators and 39 sharers on 43 posts for a total of 1057 +1s, 80 re-shares and 165 comments November: 616 plussers, 114 commentators and 176 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 1109 +1s, 234 re-shares and 227 commentsA great month fuelled by two posts: 6+1 WordPress initial-setup plugins  (http://bit.ly/1bKXVgX 359 +1s, 59 comments, 183 re-shares) and Ode à Eiffel (http://bit.ly/1heptNZ 46 +1s, 4 comments, 5 re-shares). If I wanted to get "analytical" about it, it was two posts with some decent value (helpful list of plugins in one case on a every-day issue for a WordPress developer and an album of 18 original photos of night Paris on the other) :) So on to the circle: the formula for this month is - Plussers who are on over 3 engagers circles (so basically who have engaged with me in previous months as well this one)  - Sharers and commentators - A few kind highly-engaging people who have shared original circles including me. - People with over 300 in G+'s "relevance score" (as reported by +Circloscope), e.g. the people Google considers that I interact more and post similar content to mine (or of my interest)All in all, this came to a healthy group of 340 content creators and real engagers interested in technology and photography. Feel free to add them! As usual, stats and circle creation for this post were only made possible thanks to +CircleCount and +Circloscope. #engagers   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circleversary #milestone #googleplus #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-12-16 17:49:57340441177CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910450122CC G+
Donna Beckett9,384#BritPack circle share 1The UK certainly lags behind the US and Asia when it comes to Google Plus usage but the UK is producing more and more Plussers! This is my circle of UK Plussers which contains  all kinds of UK Plussers ranging from real Google Plus experts (such as +martin shervington - highly recommended to add ) to top engagers, to complete newbies.Check out the members ( add the circle or share the circle only if you want to  - do what you like) and hopefully you'll find some great people to connect with!#BritPack   #CircleShare    #UKPlussers  2013-10-24 12:16:17497522338CC G+
martin shervington230,927People who love Google+ hints and tips!Here is a recent circle of people who are dedicated to learning more about Google+, including G+ psychology. Add them in if you also want to see people who produce great content on the subject too. #sharedcircles   #ns   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-10-23 09:47:558524441CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:47:14431303CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:46:58431000CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:46:44431000CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:46:06431000CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:45:54431000CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:45:40431001CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:44:59431000CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:44:41431002CC G+
James Steward1,727*My SEO friends v.3:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-21 05:44:19431004CC G+
Mark Tillison6,179UK Plussers' CircleThank you. This has had an amazing response this week, helping me build this UK Circle of the most excellent UK Plussers.Those that are in this circle are all in the UK and have shared good content or been nominated for inclusion by their connections here on The Plus.The original discussion thread is here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108087495968597596174/posts/fdeYSsim4HwI'll publish this again next Sunday.How this circle is populated:1. UK Plussers only2. Sharing great content and/or engaging3. Nominated by a friend and qualified in points 1 & 2.Please, friends, nominate anyone you think may be missing in the comments thread below.Have a great week all. Feel free to reshare, but it isn't mandatory. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-09-29 15:11:31293601936CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos6,137It's the start of a new month and as I did for June, this is my thank you to people I engaged with in July. But first some stats! In June I've had 526 plussers, 65 commentators and 95 sharers. In July the numbers are 710 plussers, 93 commentators and 158 sharers! An amazing month for which I'm most thankful :) I have added back everyone one who engaged with me (tracking is done via +Circloscope, if you want to learn how you can do it, read this http://bit.ly/14oNoYR) but since I can't fit everyone in the 500 people limit of circles, this July Engagers circle includes all sharers and commentators and the grand majority of plussers sorted according to the relevancy score that Google+ calculates for each two users (along with some other criteria where there was no relevancy score). I've also include the 20+ people who through the last months honoured me by including me in original circles as tracked by +CircleCount. My posts this month had a variety of topics around technology, web/mobile apps and web development, social media, Google+, photography and some ranting about overuse of animated GIFs :) So if you're looking for some geeky engagers, add this circle! #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2013-08-02 22:06:375005840130CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,0255000! // Celebrating braking the 5000 "in circles" mark (I don't really like the term "followers"), here is a a small thank you to the people who engaged with my posts in June. In this circle (compiled via +Circloscope) you will find people interested in web development, new technologies and photography.Add them if you're looking some new people that are not just lurking :) Many thanks for the positive vibes! #PublicCircles   #SharedCircles   #circleoftheday  2013-07-15 16:26:054968819CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #2 The ones with last names that start from N-Z.These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles. We try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know).And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.2013-06-21 03:47:32198124CC G+
Gideon Rosenblatt28,713Gideon Rosenblatt's Top 100These are the folks Google tells me are my most relevant people (slightly modified to remove people who are relevant, but not active here on Google+).Looking through this list, I can tell you that these are great people full of interesting ideas and engagement. I'm not in the circle here, so I can objectively say that this group is a worthy addition to your circles. Enjoy this group of people - I know I do. They enrich my experience here. Without them, I probably wouldn't still be here today. P.S. - If you got a notification, that means you're in the circle. 2013-06-11 20:53:39100662467CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412CC G+
Lee Smallwood23,038This is my #dunbar  circle  - people's content I can't do without... #CircleShare   #FollowFriday  2013-05-17 17:19:4616121419CC G+
Lee Smallwood22,777Outstanding Contribution to G+ CircleActions [sometimes] speak louder than words - spoken or otherwise...Which is why I want to share this circle in particular. It contains people that go beyond the norm and their contributions to G+ are second to none.There maybe some familiar faces contained within it and some not so well known... However, together they create an entertaining and thought provoking content stream that I can't do without on a daily basis.Seriously consider adding them to your circles :) #circleshare  2013-05-10 10:51:3613625219CC G+
Zbynek Kysela6,148AWESOME PLUSSERS - APRIL 2013============================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+! If would like to be included here in next update please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT===================1. Add this circle to your circles (Click Add circle)2. Re-Share This Post Publicly (Click Share Button Next To +1 Button)3. Click +1 and Comment to support the circle!Done ツMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchacFeel free to connect.=====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme2013-04-24 09:25:05494421734CC G+
Timothy Coxon1,262Tim's Top EngagersSeeing that +martin shervington has put out his top engagers earlier figured I might follow his lead! #circle   #sharedcircles   #timothycoxon  2013-04-11 19:17:0531527CC G+
martin shervington81,949Commoogling Engagers Circle 1 (April 2013)These circles are some of the longest and deepest connections I have made during my time on Google+. Thanks to everyone who make Google+ such a positive learning environment.Still learning... #commoogling  2013-04-11 17:23:23456401541CC G+
Max Huijgen41,136Europe calling: the old giant wakes up and calls on its peeps! A new circle of Europeans as I promised long ago to connect the people who responded and share them. See for the first shared circle this post https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/PDUi13o9dB1The original post was shared 225 times. You can find it here:https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/CdhmHGbYjgiPart 2 is still open and can be found here:https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/NDAhG4fP2a7If you didn´t do so already, post there and as long as I have spots free, I will circle you as I want to see my streams come alive during European hours.There was a shared feeling that it would be great to get some attention from G+ for Europe with official hangouts from the community managers during European times, feature roll-outs from Google no longer restricted to the US, having some central point to share European circles and last but not least the desire to have hangouts without having to burn the midnight oil. To help solve this and get Europeans together on the same page I created +Europeans on G+  It already has multiple managers out of the community and that initiative recently span off +European Photo  but feel to offer a bit of your time for this community project. Circle the page if you didn´t already do so. We need more peeps from all over Europe to participate and enjoy G+I hope these posts can do the rounds through Europe and gets us firmly on the G+ map. So even if you´re not European yourself, but sympathize with the initiatives to form a community here, help spread the word and share it.And don´t forget: we all love the other continents and most of us have circles which encompass the whole world. So it´s not against others, but pro us :)2013-03-15 15:05:14291532075CC G+
Diane Barnett1,964I shared my circle of bloggers earlier today and have been asked to add +Ludovic Moreeuw, which I am happy to do. I couldn't figure out how to put him in the circle on a post that already exists, so I've added him to my blogger circle and am reposting. So, here again is a fine circle of all sorts of blogs. :>}2013-02-26 01:27:58145224CC G+
Diane Barnett1,956One more circle to share today. I met +Prodigal Me on here this morning. She is new to Google Plus and she's writing a blog. This is a circle of bloggers that I'm sharing to help everyone meet. If I have included you in this circle by mistake, please let me know.2013-02-25 17:51:41140702CC G+
Gideon Rosenblatt23,936My Top 150 Here are the 150 people that Google tells me are most relevant to me here on Google+. This is a really good group of people, full of interesting insights and a willingness to help others.I give you a hardy recommendation to add these folks to your circles here. Your stream will thank you for it later.:-)2013-02-22 00:43:3815036734CC G+
Aidan Cole1,819This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..Everyone OLD and NEW Must ADD this circle to your own the latest versionsBELOW INSTRUCTIONS is what make this all possible so thanksFor newcomers and members this system is the best, we do 3 to 4 things every share.1. ADD THE CIRCLE if you can't try again this ensures you stay in the circle long term and you won't be removed2. Share the post3. PLUS the circle4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #growthinfollowers #followers #addmetoyourcircles  2013-02-12 23:37:40265271327CC G+
Jens Eckleben3,990Its my special Circle for "Highpotential GPlussers" they are very active, share interesting news and hav more than 2.000 followers.  2013-02-02 18:33:4737432837CC G+
Euro Maestro41,209Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus ! #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff   #euromaestrocircles   #euromaestro   #weeklyreview  Who are the top engagers on Google Plus this week ?Find out on +CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/Who are the top 50 in my country ?On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. Where am I on the list ?If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.Who moved up this week ?+Shailja Sharma overtook Neila Rey to get the number 1 spot this week.+Rinus Bakker reclaimed the number 3 spot this week.Ashley Tindale slipped down to fourth place.  +Hugh Jackman climbed up to number 5 from number 16 two weeks ago. +Amanda Blain always in the top 10 secured number 6 once again.+Marques Brownlee moved up to number 7.+Ali Adelstein advanced to number 8.+Trey Ratcliff entered into the top 10 for the first time at number 9.And +Luuh Santos rounded out the top 10.+Wil Wheaton has been moving up quickly from number 27 two weeks ago to numbe2013-02-02 18:14:5426519446116CC G+
Gideon Rosenblatt23,489Social Media FolksIt's been a long time since I shared a circle, and particularly since I shared this one. I'm just curious to see what happens these days when you share a circle. This one is made up of people involved in social media. Most of the circling I did for this was in the first half of 2012, so it will tend to be people who've been here for a while. 2013-01-30 15:55:0823211421CC G+
Lucas Appelmann10,529I'm sharing my alltime favorite international users circle. It's not big, it might contain lots of people you already have in your own circles, it might annoy you to have another circle share in your stream.It's my personal selection of users that have enriched my g+ stream in the past year. YMMV.+Social Circles +Circles +Circle Me Up !!! +Pimp Your Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ +The Best Circles on Google+ +How Do You Get More Followers On Google+2013-01-28 10:58:2510319413CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,770ENGAGERS CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. my new edition  of my Engagers Circle!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-01-14 21:17:4136815529CC G+
martin shervington28,933Circle of enrichment! - (new for 2013)This circle is full of awesome people who have most recently been enriching my life on Google+. There are also a couple of quality pages that have been supportive as well. In brief: add them in and you'll probably know with whom I interact the most.A huge thank you to everyone included and I look forward to sharing a great year ahead. #commoogling     #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccirclesproject  2013-01-05 15:57:58275613258CC G+
martin shervington28,494People who want write a BOOK in 2013!Recently I ask people if they wanted to write more and become an author in 2013. This is the result!There are a few bloggers and existing authors in here as well.I have included myself and +Guy Kawasaki in the circle as well. All will become clear very soon.So, please add these people to you circles as they may well become your writing classmates over the coming months!And please share the circle if you want more people to be inspired to be authors. #sharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedpubliccircles   #PlusYourLife  2013-01-02 14:14:0242321321CC G+


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Reportando una futura actualización... Google I/O?
La semana pasada consegui el Apk del supuesto nuevo Google+, aún muy inestable pude usarlo y capturar desde mi Nexus 7 2012 estas imágenes.
Mil disculpas ya que no puedo compartir el apk ya que me lo prohibieron.

Desde "ubicación" se podrá hacer registro de ubicación actual y compartir con nuestros círculos.

El cuadro para escribir una nueva entrada desde una tablet podrá moverse a nuestra comodidad acompañada de un botón para compartir que también podrá acomodarse dependiendo nuestros gustos.

Un naranja violento nos acompañará en toda la interfaz

Los tres puntos arriba a la derecha son los ajustes y hay opciones para hacer más pequeñas las publicaciones como sucede en Google Kiosko

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Recuerden que estas son capturasde una aplicaci... more »

2014-04-16 16:00:26 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Where you lead others follow.

When setting the terminology for a new experience it can be hard to strike to right balance and set the right tone.

Some words fit perfectly such as "stream" for the flow of social posts but others don't quite sit right.

Followers

The word "follow" has different meanings based on context:

- to come after in a logical order (as in night follows day)
- to pay close attention to something, to express an interest in it or keep up to date
- to act according to something or someone, to conform, yield or defer

It is this last definition that has worrying connotations.

To be a "follower" on social media is the accepted vernacular and can indeed mean each of these things but which definition we conform to is unclear.

It was a surprise to see Google... more »

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2014-04-16 13:37:54 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Some greats tips here on writing stuff that people want to read.

I especially like the point about short chapters. We all know when we're reading that we think "I'll just get to the end of the chapter" but if that's pages and pages away then it becomes a chore.

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2014-04-16 13:30:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"Facebook Doesn’t Suck, Your Strategy And Attitude Does"

Now this is an interesting look at the changes in reach etc. at Facebook.

+Jeremy Juhasz now views Facebook as an advertising platform rather than a social platform and, when viewed like that, the targeted reach achievable is good value for the amount it costs to promote your posts.

It's certainly a different opinion from the norm where there appears to be a sense of expectation (quite possibly an unreasonable one) from a free service.

Worth a read.

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2014-04-15 16:00:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Outboard memory

"Making good use of the things that we find,
Things that the everyday folks leave behind.
- The Wombles"

I was reading a piece on Medium called "Your Outboard Memory" which describes the process of creating a "commonplace book" - an old tradition of curating interesting information, quotations, facts, anything that could be put to good use and retrieved more easily from your own "data store" (historically a handwritten book) rather than having to wade through multiple references in a library.

The article's author, Steven Johnson, is well known for the "Spark File" - a single, monolithic file containing notes about anything: a digital version of the commonplace book.

An external hard drive for want of a better analogy.

Whether it's a handwritten book, a text... more »

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2014-04-15 14:57:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Taking control back

The changes to the Twitter profile pages may have drawn comparisons to Facebook but there's one key area where the company would love to truly emulate Zuck's social behemoth: total control of data.

We have previously had clampdowns on API usage and the types of apps third party developers should be making but, with the acquisition/acquihire of Gnip, Twitter has gone one stage closer.

Twitter was long criticised for giving away its primary asset which made it much harder to close the floodgates (just look back to the Peoplebrowsr lawsuit).

One line in the announcement really sums it up: "We want to make our data even more accessible" - our data.

We don't mind you having it but we want to be the ones selling it to you.

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2014-04-15 11:06:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

Don't write yourself off

This is a long read from our very own +Grizwald Grim but it is so worth it.

It will (or at least should) change the way you think and feel about yourself and how you are and behave.

Massive h/t to +Owen Ellis for surfacing the link.

2014-04-15 05:15:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Good morning all and I hope it marks the start of a wonderful day.

A delay this morning as my train was cancelled so I've paid extra to get the high speed service in an attempt to get to work on time.

Unfortunately, there was no blood moon for me. It was starting to go yellow when I left home just after 5am. By the time I got on the train it was starting to get orangey but then disappeared below my horizon just before the good bit. I shall experience it vicariously through the numerous photos that will no doubt be shared.

Have a great day.

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2014-04-14 16:00:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Conflict

"The clash of ideas is the sound of growth and true [r]evolution in the making" - +Owen Ellis

There is a time and place for agreement, for acknowledgement, but mindless backslapping, sycophantic me too's, echo chambers, they get us nowhere.

We need conflict - not physical conflict, not conflict between nations but conflict of ideologies.

We need conflict of thought, we need disagreement, we need to be challenged to convince or be convinced or even find a better way via an amalgam of ideas.

We need others to assess our ideas, to shine the spotlight on them and see if they are worth pursuing, adapting or maybe even dropping.

Conflict in thought makes us truly evaluate our ideas: are they all we thought they were, are we able to defend them in the face of criticism, are we misguided or even completely wrong.more »

2014-04-14 14:59:56 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Do some people have no shame?

I'm sat on the train on the way home and the guy sitting next to me is rolling a joint.

Completely open, totally brazen.

#somepeople

2014-04-14 14:52:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

WOW! What a day. Haven't stopped once so apologies for being quiet.

It's good to be busy on a Monday, it speeds you through to Tuesday and that can only be a good thing ;) but it would be nice to have a break.

Hope your day has been/is being as productive but, perhaps, not quite as manic.

2014-04-14 06:30:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Good morning all It's a lovely sunny to the new week here in London so let's make the most of it.

Have a great day, whatever you're up to.

2014-04-13 16:50:54 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Divide and conquer?
or, unbundle and improve

Today is the 100th day of the #write365 project but, as I said recently, that is a largely arbitrary milestone when taken in context.

Some will feel that this is a waste of such an occasion but I wanted to talk about Facebook, more specifically the reactions to the upcoming removal of Messaging from the primary app.

Facebook is the target of immense resentment, vitriol and even hate (such a strong word) so it is no surprise that the decision to remove the messaging function from the main application has been met with outrage.

People don't like change, they don't like being told what they can or can't do or where they can do it so this seems a perfect route to channel the negative sentiment that already exists.

Some are calling this the beginning of the end but, to paraphrase Winston... more »

2014-04-12 17:17:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

The parental tragedy

Every parent wants to see their children be brighter, more creative and more successful then they have been.

Every parent wants to see their kids grow up in a better world with more freedom, choice and equality, with better standards of living.

It's only natural.

In doing so, however, we are acknowledging our own failings and inadequacies. Not just as parents but as a society.

We recognise that we could have done more, been better, stronger more tolerant or more disciplined with ourselves.

If what's next is better then what we have now must be inferior, flawed. We must acknowledge that we will never achieve the levels that we require for our children.

Perhaps we are making the most of what we have. Perhaps society at large currently operates in a way that doesn't allow us to progress, to... more »

2014-04-11 16:13:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Migraines

Do you suffer from migraines? I do and have done for quite a number of years. I tend to have 2 or 3 bad attacks per year along with a number of smaller ones.

I had one last night.

While migraines aren't fully understood one thing is definite: they aren't just bad headaches.

So often you hear people say that migraines can't be as bad as sufferers make out but these people have never experienced one.

Yes, migraines have the headache as part of the symptom but they are so much more than that.

Migraines are thought to be caused by changing chemical levels in the brain, especially serotonin, but there can be numerous physical, emotional and environmental triggers.

Lack of sleep, stress and anxiety, certain foods, bright or flickering lights, these are all well known triggers but are not the same for all... more »

2014-04-10 10:06:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Opportunity

Writing something every day is a strange experience but a unique opportunity, an opportunity to explore the self, to externalise those inner thoughts and feelings that have remained hidden and locked away.

If eyes are the window to the soul then writing is the door to the mind.

By writing you can find that you are consistently at odds with both yourself and those best practices we are constantly reminded we should be adhering to.

We are advised that for maximum impact we should be consistent, we should find a niche so that when someone comes to our content they will know what they are getting and so be encouraged to come back.

We are advised that the path to happiness and success is mindfulness, to focus our attention on the here and now, to fully live in the moment.

When writing I find that I must often abandon this.... more »

2014-04-10 07:37:45 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Good morning all.

As the kids are off school for the Easter holidays I've got a couple of days off work to chill and be with the family. Looks like we're heading to Hastings today.

Have a great day whatever you're up to.

2014-04-09 16:07:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Projection

Whether we realise it or not we are all projecting - projecting our thoughts, ideas, ideals.

In everything we post, share or say, no matter how innocuous, we are painting a picture of ourselves, projecting a home movie in public for the world to see.

From a grand thesis to a simple +1 we are associating ourselves with images and opinions, creating a real-time model for others to study, to tease apart in an attempt to see what makes us tick.

At the same time we are screens, screens for the projections of others. Everyone we come into contact with is projecting their own home movie upon us.

But we are not passive, we are not blank canvases to be merely projected upon. We are not simply watching the movies of others unfold before us; we engage and interact, we become part of the story: from the extra to the bit part, sometimes the... more »

2014-04-08 16:04:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

One word

They say a picture paints a thousand words, that we cannot possibly do a beautiful or emotive image justice in mere language.

To try is to sully the sheer perfection of what we have before us and no amount of words could ever lend such qualities.

But sometimes, one word is all it takes.

One word can mean so much.

One word can be a catalyst and, in the right context, spawn a whole cascading torrent of thoughts, ideas and emotions.

One word can be all the inspiration we need, the shove we need to get us moving in the right direction.

One word can be the tiny crack that breaks the dam, releasing the pent up waters, pouring forth the contents of our mental reservoirs.

One word can miraculously encapsulate everything we feel or think.

Words have power but one word, the right word at the right time,... more »

2014-04-08 15:18:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

What's the most unusual question you've been asked today?

For me it was "how does a bank collapse?" following a mention of Lehman Brothers.

2014-04-08 07:37:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Good morning all

Well, we got through Monday - nothing was going to break our resolve :)

Thanks for the amazing reaction to yesterday's post (to +Gideon Rosenblatt and +Leland LeCuyer in particular).

Have a great day and I hope today's post resonates with you just as much.

2014-04-07 16:13:24 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)

Resonance

Everything has a natural resonant frequency and some things have more than one. The physical characteristics of objects determine their own particular frequencies.

Everything vibrates, from large to small - even tiny. Atoms vibrate and that's what gives them mass.

Think of a tuning fork - tap it and it resonates, vibrates at a set frequency to create a specific note.

Think of running a wet finger around the rim of a glass, making it sing as you move at just the right rate to trigger its natural resonance.

Think of an opera singer breaking that glass with just their voice, hitting just the right note with sufficient, sustained intensity so as to cause the glass to vibrate itself to pieces.

It is easy to get something to vibrate at its resonant frequency and hard, if not almost impossible, to get it to vibrate at others.... more »

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2014-04-07 16:06:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

The Totally Mathematical Reason Why Social Matters To SEO

Social has an indirect but powerful impact on search rankings. It's not the actual social activity that matters, but what happens as a result of that activity. Optimizing and maximizing creator impressions increases the chance of obtaining links from the group of people who power the link graph.

Another post that's been building up for quite some time based on the recurring meme around the relationship between social and SEO.

#seo   #social  

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2014-04-07 07:09:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

How I got to meet +Vic Gundotra.

Yesterday was an incredible day for me. Most of it wouldn't have been possible without Google. In fact, Google saved my butt in a big way on one particular occasion. The day ended with a wonderful and intimate conversation with Google's Vice President of Social, Vic Gundotra.

Read about it here: http://www.petergmcdermott.com/2014/04/vic-gundotra-visits-dallas-talk-google/

#Technology   #GooglePlus   #Dallas   #GoogleIO  

2014-04-06 17:27:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Distractions

We need distractions.

We need them to reprogramme the brain. We need them to temporarily remove us from the stresses of our daily grind.

You'll be familiar with the terms "can't see the wood for the trees" and "can't see for looking" which mean that we become so focused on a particular idea or line of enquiry, so lost in our thoughts, that we can't see or switch to alternatives.

Tangents

There are times when we need to think about something completely different and let the subconscious take over. We need to go off at tangents in order to give ourselves the chance to take a mental breath, step back to get a better look.

Sometimes we are unable to see what is right in front of us because we try to focus too hard so need to turn and glimpse it out of the corner of the eye.

The... more »

2014-04-05 16:24:54 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Milestones and stories

As I approach 100 posts in the #write365 project it occurs to me that this is just an arbitrary number.

100 percent, 100 degrees, 100 years - it is a nice round number and we are drawn to it because of its connotations.

100% is completeness, perfection - the totality; it is a goal, an end, something to strive for so we apply the number to other contexts and often inappropriately.

In the context of a year 100 days is a meaningless, arbitrary figure but it holds an almost mystical fascination.

It is curious how we create milestones and use them as progress indicators especially when there is no defined end goal. Are we merely marking the passage of time rather than specific progress within a task?

How do we define progress when there is no end point? Is the simple fact that we have persevered for a given period... more »

2014-04-05 01:29:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

So what if it's 2:30 am - you can't go to bed until Coming to America has finished.

It's the law!

2014-04-04 16:43:55 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Tasks, not apps

Something I've written about a number of times before is being task oriented: focusing on a task itself rather than on the "container" that lets us perform it.

The announcement of Google Wear and the Motorola 360 rekindled the idea of having Google Now as the default Android UI.

Going back to an old blog post from 2008 I wrote that a potential barrier to social was that some people used the web in a purely task oriented way so might not take so readily to it.

The web has changed, along with technology, and we have a multitude of services that allow us to kill time but we are still essentially task based: send a message, make a call, book a holiday.

We have become hung up on the platform sometimes at the expense of the task - the how rather than the what.

It is, therefore, refreshing to see the emergence of... more »

2014-04-03 16:09:43 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Viewing the metrics

The saying goes that you can't manage what you don't measure - the trick is in measuring the right things.

Social influence scores have long been a bone of contention since the early days of follower numbers being the only stat that mattered.

This is why I have serious reservations about the view numbers on Google+ and their distinct lack of granularity.

I'll agree it's nice to know that people are looking at your posts and the V2F ratio (views to followers) can give a general indication of how many of those who have you in circles are paying attention.

My ratio is 602, for what it's worth, which is supposed to be reasonably healthy, but I personally feel it's largely meaningless without that degree of granularity.

Without any breakdown or clarification the views total just feels like a... more »

2014-04-03 13:14:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Forming, storming, norming, performing

When a new manager comes in and his first contribution to team life is Tuckman's "Stages of group development" should you be worried?

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2014-04-02 16:11:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Found myself nonchalantly whistling a tune and realised it was this.

Now I feel old ;)

2014-04-02 15:39:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Setting targets

The problem with targets is that they must be both sensible and achievable. If you have long term goals then this must remain true over the entire duration.

If circumstances change then targets must be reassessed and decisions made as to whether they are still valid taking those changes into consideration.

Even something seemingly innocuous can become a burden in the face of other, overwhelming pressures.

Rather than trying to delude ourselves as to what we can reasonably achieve we must be realistic and make the right choices - even if we don't want to, even if we feel like we are letting ourselves, or others, down.

+Eli Fennell recently commented that the only real target was adding value but, as we have seen in the past, value is completely subjective and might not obviously translate.

In doing so we must... more »

2014-04-01 16:41:54 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Removing boundaries

Deperimiterisation is often associated with network security: it is the move away from protecting data solely at the perimeter of the network using firewalls.

With the increasing spread of, and reliance upon, cloud services existing security models are becoming obsolete.

Deperimiterisation, therefore, seeks to develop secure but flexible interoperability between systems so that data can flow to where it is needed but is still adequately protected.

In a business context the term is used for organisations that wish to break down some of the division between themselves and the outside world as well as the desire to remove internal divisional barriers so that organisations become less secular.

But what about on a personal level?

We like to maintain our personal space and prevent the intrusion of others but, for better... more »

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2014-04-01 09:00:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

A sad day for music.

2014-04-01 06:05:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Good morning all. I left the house this morning and tried to work out if the haze was on the outside or the inside. I came to the conclusion that it's definitely on the inside.

If anyone wants me I'll be over there, in the corner, behind the aspidistra having a snooze ;)

Have a great day.

2014-03-31 17:55:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Google Now gaining telepathy?

I was just thinking about calling my wife. 10 seconds later my phone rang and she said "I've just missed a call from you".

Spooky!

2014-03-31 16:49:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Ideas and their absence

The problem with ideas is that they can be fleeting and incomplete. It is an amazing feeling when something manifests fully formed but more often an idea will tease, exposing just a part of itself, leaving you begging for more.

These times are frustrating but are when the patience learned over a period of writing comes into its own.

The trick it to just type, let words flow. It doesn't matter if they don't relate to the idea you have just had - you know it's a great idea but you are being blocked from exploring it by your mental clutter.

You need to remove the blocks before you can focus on the good stuff. In searching for three hundred words you might have to type an extra one, two, three hundred just to get the thought process started. The joy is you don't have to publish any of it - unless, of course, you want to... more »

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2014-03-31 15:03:48 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

You've got to love 'em!

At least try to make an effort with your spam.

2014-03-30 18:25:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Sunday Shout Out

Today's Sunday Shout Out consists of only one name: +Owen Ellis 

I know I mentioned him during the week but feel that his writing deserves far greater exposure on Plus that the 40 followers he has to date.

Not only is he writing a great series called "Play at your own risk" which focuses on exposing yourself to a larger playground and the benefits and pitfalls that may bring, but he is also making great use of Medium to share his thoughts.

I cannot urge you strongly enough to add Owen to a circle. You owe it to yourself.

#sundayshoutout  

2014-03-30 10:27:10 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

Social thoughts

A couple of years ago I wanted to try to remove the ego from my writing and social activities.

I decided to rebrand my blog from my name to "Social Thoughts" - something a bit more generic - but the irony of still having my name as the URL was not lost on me.

As we saw a while ago, the definition of ego I was working to was the modern Western one - the vanity.

I sensed a shift in the way I approached my time online that went beyond just the move from Twitter to Google+ but the move was a contributory factor. Not because of a change of network but because of a chance of people and outlook.

The change has been deeper than I could have ever anticipated and has fundamentally altered the way I spend my time online.

By focusing on the philosophical rather than the technological I have come to realise that certain... more »

2014-03-29 17:14:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

The trouble with Twitter
A matter of personal opinion

Twitter was my main social network, until Google+ launched. I have never been a big Facebook user and took the decision a couple of years ago to strip it back and use it as it was originally intended: friends and family only - people I actually knew.

I'm not there very often but usage is creeping up slightly, especially now that we have a private group set up for our World of Warcraft guild ;)

Viable alternative

Before Plus there was no viable alternative to Twitter for me. Perhaps I was using it not because I really enjoyed it but because there was nothing else and Plus changed that.

Recent reports have shown that Twitter's user growth is stalling whilst more people are abandoning the network. The reasons given are relevance of people (to follow) and of posts (no filtering).... more »

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2014-03-29 14:21:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

How to dismantle an introvert?

We are the writers
We love the idea of transformation, but are often reluctant of transforming ourselves. We want to shape new realities in other people’s minds, but no one to shape ours without our permission and careful examination beforehand.

We prefer the safe, crowd less place of our own fiction environment, while at the same time we are in love with our curiosity about everything “outside” that has killed us so many times. We are the novelty loving and the boundaries breaking people.

But what happens when we get out of our comfort zone and open up to a dialogue, and intense, multi-faceted conversation about our work and even more scary about ourselves?

We need to learn to grow from interaction!

+David Amerland  has been part of many HOAs discussing different subjects, but one of my favorite remainsthe on... more »

2014-03-29 10:41:42 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Good morning all.

I hope it's a good weekend for you so far.

A lot of people have been sharing their top X lists using the app Relevance+ lately so I decided to have a quick look (don't worry, I'm not going to inundate you).

The app uses the Google+ relevance scores to build the lists and, as +Chris Gary says in the app notes, the reliability of this can be called in to question.

Based on observations and what I have previously written about influence a few things are apparent:

- relevance is calculated both on who interacts with you and who you interact with
- relevance is very much time based, but
- there also appears to be an historical element

Who you interact with seems, on occasion, to take priority over who interacts with you (commenting on 1 post from someone placed them above somebody who has... more »

2014-03-28 23:42:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Goodnight all, thanks for making it a great day.

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2014-03-28 18:41:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Tonight I will...

2014-03-28 17:06:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Blinded with science

We've all seen the Einstein meme that if you can't explain it simply you don't understand it well enough, right?

It means that we must be able to break something down to its smallest components, exposing them so that we can enlighten others.

No big words or fancy language, no intellectual posturing.

It's common sense: when we communicate we want to be understood by as many people as possible, we want to get our message across and for it to be "heard" rather than just listened to.

People like us to talk to them, not at them.

It is, therefore, unfortunate when some take to expressing themselves in language that requires intravenous caffeine and a thesaurus.

Do some like to give the impression they are smarter than everyone else? Do they have a superiority complex they need to... more »

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2014-03-28 15:59:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

play at your own risk: The Series
Imagine - If You Will...

Imagine
 If you could build a playground that is shared,
Where children are fostered to become citizen-entrepreneurs.
And the wisdom of “the mom and pops” eras before them flourished.

Imagine a playground that fosters community,
where space isn't wasted, but shared openly with others.
A playground that produces more, but without more waste.

This may seem a radical ideal — but one that is not new.
Playgrounds are the original sharing platforms;
the ancient crossroads of the young,
which grew through collaboration and shared experience.

Committed to being good neighbors,
sharing with those in need,
fostering and strengthening community…,

Imagine — if you please.

Where hasyour focus taken y... more »

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2014-03-28 14:03:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Influences

This has been a great week for some fine conversations and thoughts about how we engage with each other on this platform. You’ve probably guessed by now that I like the deep stuff, the stuff that gets you thinking, thinking more widely than the bounds of the original idea. This week’s list probably won’t be to everyone’s taste but hopefully it will include something that will resonate and get you thinking.

There’s no better way to kick this off than with +Bruce Marko’s Following does not an influencer make (http://goo.gl/9eYBWJ). Bruce does an excellent job of distilling the essence of influence, correctly defining the difference between popularity and true influence - anyone for a cat gif? If you like going deeper with this kind of post then take a look at the comments on the reshare within the Conversation Community (http://goo.gl/Kb0yal). Theconversatio... more »

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2014-03-28 08:31:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I'm giving Hello SMS a shot on my Nexus.

Hangouts is perfectly functional but a little clunky when you only use it for texting.

Let's see how it goes.

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2014-03-28 08:23:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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A Zen Gardener, through his use of rocks and sand, seeks to establish an environment in which he and others can obtain a meditative mindfulness, such gardens symbolically and minimally reflecting the essence of the presence of nature's elements. For example, a vertical rock reflects the sky, a horizonal one the earth, others emulating the mountains.  The raked gravel or sand that lies underneath the rocks symbolizes the water-- its ripples, its flow and its ever rushing presence in nature's landscapes.  In this series of images, I wished to reflect how the Zen Garden emulates these elements by photographing the very nature that the Zen Garden is symbolically expressing. The rocks, the water, the sand-- all of these are present in each image.  To all of this, I added the mystery of the long exposure-- and its odd recording of periods of time passed--  and,hop... more »

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