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Jason Darrell20,419A Circle of Bloggers -|- FYIOver time, this circle has fluctuated in populace and purpose. It's simply called "Blogger" - at one point or another, I've read a blog, liked what I've seen and added the author thus.There will be some noticeable absences. I have Pro Copywriters, G+ on Steroids and Google Awesome circles, too. If you're not in here, blog and I engage regularly, you're in one of those.However, being in this circle doesn't preclude you from being in those others. I know several people here I have in multiple circles.This isn't a 'shared circle' as in: add your name, plus 1 it and share it.These peops have been hand-picked by me over (almost) 3 years. And, according to Circloscope, all have posted content within the last 6 weeks (unless they're exceptionally talented and they warrant inclusion due to the magnitude of their blogging skills, in which case I've left them in).Lastly, if you're included and have never posted content in your life, accept my apologies and drop me a note to be removed.2014-07-11 11:43:174091005CC G+
Mark Tillison15,294The UK CrowdIt's been a while since I shared the circle of UK Plussers I've been gradually curating over the last 12 months or so.If you're in the UK, you could do worse than follow this great crowd of folks who share good content, engage and lend a hand when folks need it.If you're not sure how to create circles and share them, read:http://tillison.co.uk/2014/06/19/circles-circling-sharing-circles/If you're new(ish) to Google+, I made a Community for beginners' tricks and tips and for you to ask questions - none of which are silly (we've all been there).https://plus.google.com/communities/101236419942719160905Thank you all, friends. #CircleShare   #Britpack  2014-07-06 21:24:21371727CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351038CC G+
Simon Green1,267UK , British circle of great interesting endangers! A must have if you want to meet a some great people from Britain!2014-06-04 09:20:3444003CC G+
Shashi S6,379SOME COOL ASPIRING AUTHORS AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Aspiring Authors I have found at Google Plus, over the years. 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 share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find 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 - Writing something new and share within the world of google plusThe 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     #influencers     #influencer     #influence     2014-04-23 08:12:05371001CC G+
Jake Johnson773sharedcircle   #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     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-21 07:00:25292002CC G+
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 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111CC 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 06:47:374134213CC G+
Garry Pickles2,271here is a nice circle full of UK Google plus users #circleshare   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-03-21 16:19:43340419CC 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 00:55:3849011716CC 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 17:49:57340441178CC 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 07:43:1749910047117CC 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 12:16:17497522340CC 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 05:44:19431004CC 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 22:06:375005940131CC 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 17:23:23456401440CC 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 15:05:14291532076CC 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 00:43:3815037734CC 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 23:37:40265271227CC 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+

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2014-07-09 17:04:29 (68 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

The wrong room

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.

The more I read and watch and absorb the more I realise that I have a lot to learn and a long way to go.

Life can be a journey - if we want it to be.

We can follow the paths laid out before us and create new ones as we explore the uncharted wilderness. Alternatively, we can find a comfortable spot, set up camp and live out our days waiting for the reaper to come calling.

We can be the smartest person in the room and revel in that knowledge, false pride fueling our ego, or we can seek out those whose wisdom surpasses ours, whose minds are keener, thoughts are deeper.

We can choose to lord it over others or seek to learn from them. The choice requires us to change our surroundings, requires us to allow our curiosity to overcome our vanity.... more »

Most reshares: 2

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2014-07-20 18:17:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Mind officially blown!

Most plusones: 22

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2014-07-16 16:35:42 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

All aboard the write train

Last year I was becoming increasingly unhappy with my blogging efforts, I found it harder and harder to write and maintain the enthusiasm for what I was doing.

Posts ran dry.

That why I began the #write365 journey: to get back in the habit of writing even if I didn't have anything to say. It didn't matter as long as words made it to the screen.

So far things have been more successful than I could have ever imagined and the project has become so much more than just putting down some words every day.

I feel as though I am on a train being whisked across strange new lands as I gawp out of the window taking notes of everything I see.

Some other passengers have been with me since departure, some might have got off along the way but others continue to join at different stations and the conversations they... more »

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2014-07-21 18:31:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Just in case something interesting happens on Facebook someday. 

2014-07-21 18:00:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Belief

It is widely held in scientific circles that what we know is only temporary, is only an interim solution - and I use that word loosely.

As our knowledge of the universe improves so our understanding of how it all fits together alters. Humanity used to think the Earth was flat and that this small world we live on was the centre of the universe - until we knew better.

We model and conjecture, posit new ideas and theorems whilst waiting for technology to catch up to our suppositions.

We seek to prove our hypotheses, seek affirmation of our flights of imagination as we strive for the ultimate knowledge which means that we get to play god.

We wish to control everything around us - time, space, matter, consciousness. We wish to bend the very universe to our will in a vain attempt to say "we were right".

But what is right?... more »

2014-07-20 21:48:31 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

The social paradox

I can't remember who said it but the phrase "we only have 100% creative energy" has stuck with me since reading it here on Plus.

What does that mean?

It means that we can only do so much, can only perform a certain cumulative amount of creative tasks.

Mental effort expended on one thing is mental effort that is no longer available for others.

Makes sense right?

What this should mean in a social context is that time and energy we spend trawling through the stream leaving comments reduces the time and energy we have for creation.

The time factor is obvious but do we forget the energy component in this equation?

According to this idea we cannot keep coming up with meaningful, insightful comments and feedback in response to others whilst retaining a burgeoning content creation... more »

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2014-07-20 18:17:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Mind officially blown!

2014-07-19 20:04:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Drained

The hot weather continues but, despite the storms, it's not the heat that's the problem: it's the humidity.

Humidity makes the heat uncomfortable, unbearable, unrelenting. The body cannot regulate temperature correctly because perspiration doesn't evaporate leaving us drenched in our own sweat.

Not a pleasant thought I'm sure you'll agree.

It might not be as hot as yesterday by a few degrees but it feels worse. Feeling hot is draining, it saps your energy leaving you unable to concentrate. It robs you of the ability to think coherently.

It is incredibly frustrating not to be able to focus, not to be able to think of the right words or the right way to express a feeling or emotion.

I have been stuck for something to write about before but once a topic comes to mind things are normally okay. I enter a flow... more »

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2014-07-19 11:51:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Clever car number plate of the day goes to this driving instructor. Well played sir.

2014-07-18 21:58:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Wow!

That was the most active storm I have seen in a long time. At one stage there were lightening flashes every few seconds all around us.

Absolutely brilliant.

2014-07-18 19:07:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Storms

We're in the throes of a heatwave and over the next 24 hours it's all supposed to come crashing to a violent end with torrential rain and electrical storms.

Apparently there was a pretty intense storm last night but I, somehow, managed to sleep through it. My wife says I was snoring but I prefer to call it trying to mask the noise of the thunder.

I'm disappointed that I missed it.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by storms. When other kids were hiding under the covers I used to sneak out and watch.

As a teenager I would often walk alone at night, alone with only my thoughts, trying to escape if only for a few short hours.

So many times I would sit at the top of the cliffs not too far from home and look out over the bay and beyond. On many of those occasions I would watch transfixed as storms rolled in... more »

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2014-07-17 22:03:40 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes today, even +Google

After a lovely evening with the family watching The Lego Movie I'm off to the land of nod to sleep, perchance to dream of William Shakespeare's Star Wars which was just one of my awesome presents.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1594746370

Goodnight all.

2014-07-17 16:36:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Life begins

I don't know if it's just a ploy to make us feel better about growing older but they say life begins at 40.

Why 40?

It is probably because, by this age, you are expected to be more stable in your career, financially independent and your kids are getting to the age where they can mostly look after themselves allowing you to regain a bit of your identity as a person rather than just a parent.

Some have suggested that 60 is the new 40 because people are having kids later in life and economic forces have meant a reduction in disposable income until later in life.

40 wasn't a turning point for me, I felt a bigger impact turning 42 and that was psychological and self-induced.

Why wait for life to begin at a certain age? Why be trapped in expectations of how we are supposed to be or act at any point in our... more »

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2014-07-16 16:35:42 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

All aboard the write train

Last year I was becoming increasingly unhappy with my blogging efforts, I found it harder and harder to write and maintain the enthusiasm for what I was doing.

Posts ran dry.

That why I began the #write365 journey: to get back in the habit of writing even if I didn't have anything to say. It didn't matter as long as words made it to the screen.

So far things have been more successful than I could have ever imagined and the project has become so much more than just putting down some words every day.

I feel as though I am on a train being whisked across strange new lands as I gawp out of the window taking notes of everything I see.

Some other passengers have been with me since departure, some might have got off along the way but others continue to join at different stations and the conversations they... more »

2014-07-15 23:01:03 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

What's in a name?

One issue with being on this side of the Atlantic is that news often breaks late and you just can't bring yourself to comment at the time.

The news that Google is dropping the real names policy for Plus is one of those times when you have to get your thoughts down before you lose them even if the social web is going to be full of commentary.

The change in policy raises more questions than it supplies answers.

Does Google's abandonment of its real names requirement illustrate the maturation of the service after its third birthday or is it a desperate land grab?

Recent talk advised that Google was no longer looking to hook up Plus to every product so it could it be that the emphasis on being an identity service has reduced?

Does Plus need to be more like Twitter to attract more users?

Is it to... more »

2014-07-15 16:50:09 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Moving on

When we get a new job we say to our current colleagues "let's keep in touch" but invariably never do.

Social networks should make it easier, we can just add each other on Facebook after all, but as our focus shifts we interact less and less until, eventually, the algorithms decide the relationship is not important enough to grace our feed.

We might grumble about it but it is sadly accurate and doesn't only apply to ex-colleagues.

We drift apart from friends as we move geographically or start moving in different social circles as our interests develop.

Purely online "friendships" are mostly seen as less solid, not having the benefit of physical presence, but the alternative view is that they are forged without it so can withstand the rigours associated with a virtual existence.

Sadly, even on the... more »

2014-07-15 06:03:14 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Good morning all

Wow! It's hard to believe that 19 years ago today my wife and I said "I do" and began the adventure of our married lives together. It really does seem like only yesterday.

Have a fantastic day, whatever you're up to. I know I will.

2014-07-14 17:14:42 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Equations

Do you remember doing equations at school and you used to get marks for showing your working out. Sometimes you didn't get the right answer but the teacher could see if you had made a stupid mistake or genuinely didn't understand how to solve it.

Sometimes writing feels like doing equations and that I am being rewarded for my working out, that it's not just the answer that matters but how I got there.

Some days I wake knowing exactly what I am going to write, others I haven't got a clue about the sujet du jour and have to wait for inspiration to strike.

Some days I have a topic or just a thought but no idea how it can be turned into a full post.

I enjoy each scenario.

On those days where I already know it is like seeing the equation and instantly knowing the solution - nothing else is needed, the pressure is... more »

2014-07-13 18:01:36 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Ordo ab chao

Karma.
As ye reap so shall ye sow.
We get what we deserve.

No matter how you wrap it up we all believe that what we do and how we act influences what happens to us to some degree - cause and effect.

We see an inherent order and logic in this, an assumption that good begets good - one good deed deserves another.

But we all know that bad things happen to good people, things we feel we definitely don't deserve.

We see this as unjust, unfair, at odds with our logical view of the world.

Out of chaos, comes order

What is chaos? Disorder, disarray, confusion, randomness?

What if chaos is simply a form of organisation that we cannot comprehend due to scale or complexity?

Only by learning and studying chaos can we hope to understand it.

As our understanding grows we... more »

2014-07-12 18:53:17 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Existence

I had to research Avicenna after I was matched to him in the "Which Philosopher are you" quiz.

I was pleasantly surprised with what I found.

He proposed an interesting distinction between existence and essence which serves as an extension of Plato's Forms.

Avicenna stated that something exists because of itself (its Form or nature - existence) but it also exists because of other things - part of its being is what differentiates it from other things, its peculiarity and characteristics (essence).

Something relies on others for its full definition of existence, on its environment and any forces working upon it.

Avicenna argued that if multiple things purely have existence and no other essence then there is no way that they are not one and the same. We know there is multiplicity so things must take some of their... more »

2014-07-11 16:38:58 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Manipulation

Thoughts on Facebook's emotional study rumble on in the background like indistinct thunder from a distant storm but the story is largely done, it's had its moment - move along, nothing to see here.

As predicted the world hasn't changed, accounts haven't been closed and people still flood to Facebook.

The outrage was genuine and justified but tempered by a degree of naïveté. As some mentioned at the time our emotions and behaviour are constantly being manipulated by friends, lovers, advertisers, news organisations - the list goes on.

Ever since the early days of Facebook our feeds have been tweaked, Edgerank examined our behaviour and promised to show more of what we liked (literally) - it helped start the "false joy factor", enclosing us in a filter bubble.

Television news broadcasts have been manipulatingo... more »

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2014-07-11 08:19:39 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Now that's a surprise.

H/T +Susanne Ramharter 

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2014-07-10 19:19:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Change.org petition for SFC to rename a stand after Markus

We were literally days away from going out of existence but Saint Markus saved us and deserves to be honoured.

I've signed it, have you?

2014-07-10 17:21:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Redirection

Yesterday's post didn't turn out as I expected. Yes, it covered the subject matter I had planned when I began writing but the conclusion was different.

I was originally going to say I was in the right room but then I came to a realisation.

This happens a lot - as I explore a topic the outcome alters based on how deep I go, how far down the rabbit hole I get.

When considering how I can end up contradicting myself through this process I came up with the idea of Redirection (hence the title of this post) whereby ideas and opinions are sent in a different direction when they are analysed.

Imagine my surprise when I then discovered that redirection is actually a recognised psychological framework to achieve exactly this.

Redirection is designed to help people rewrite their narratives in a way that begets genuine... more »

2014-07-09 17:04:29 (68 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

The wrong room

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.

The more I read and watch and absorb the more I realise that I have a lot to learn and a long way to go.

Life can be a journey - if we want it to be.

We can follow the paths laid out before us and create new ones as we explore the uncharted wilderness. Alternatively, we can find a comfortable spot, set up camp and live out our days waiting for the reaper to come calling.

We can be the smartest person in the room and revel in that knowledge, false pride fueling our ego, or we can seek out those whose wisdom surpasses ours, whose minds are keener, thoughts are deeper.

We can choose to lord it over others or seek to learn from them. The choice requires us to change our surroundings, requires us to allow our curiosity to overcome our vanity.... more »

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2014-07-08 22:41:52 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Perfectly placed ;)

+Eli Fennell

2014-07-08 20:26:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Are Brazil just giving Germany a 5-0 headstart to make it more fun?

0_o

#worldcup2014  

2014-07-08 16:41:32 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Potential

I used to believe strongly in the potential of social.

That belief wavers as I realise we are a long way off meeting that potential.

Of all the talk of the millions of voices on social networks it is actually as though the millions of voices cry out but are suddenly silenced. Silenced by the stream washing everything away to become lost like drops in an ocean, diluted until they are unrecognisable.

There are small pockets of original thought and innovative collaboration held in groups or communities where focus is stronger, where the waters are held behind the dams that form the community boundaries. But the dams are sealed and the surrounding valleys exist in drought.

We need the reservoirs to fill and the flood gates to be opened. We need those with genuine influence to repeat the messages. A message is nothing if it is not delivered,... more »

2014-07-07 16:43:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Agendas

Agenda:

- A plan of things to be done or problems to be addressed
- The underlying intentions or motives of a particular person or group

We all have agendas.

We all have goals and aspirations. If we didn't, if we lived without ambition then we might as well already be dead.

Our agenda might be a simple plan to make it through to the end of each day, it could include career objectives or extend to a bucket list of things to do before you die - it all depends on circumstance - but "having an agenda" is so often couched in negative terms.

Having an agenda is viewed as having an ulterior motive, a plan which fools others into thinking that your are being altruistic when, in fact, you are secretly manipulating events and people to achieve your own end.

It's all about me and to hell with the... more »

2014-07-06 20:05:28 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

The message

"It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under" - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

A frequent assertion is that Google+ is a social revelation - better than the asocial environment at Twitter and less infantile than what goes on at Facebook.

Google+ is heralded as playing a part in a new world order, a new approach with authentic communication at its core.

But Google+ is just a medium, a facilitator - an empty vessel waiting to be filled. It is not the network that makes the conversation but the people within it, their connections.

Yes, Google has created a great environment (some might disagree) with some useful tools (like Hangouts) but that's only what it is, an environment.

As people we adapt and adjust, we make the best of our surroundings - this is a key aspect... more »

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2014-07-06 16:53:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

We want to advise all of our customers who are using data abroad at no extra cost with Feel At Home to please brag responsibly. #holidayspam

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2014-07-05 23:33:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Tennis obviously isn't how I remember it!

0_o

2014-07-05 18:34:29 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

A collection of short stories

We tend to think of ourselves as one identity, a consistent projection or manifestation of who we are whilst simultaneously growing and evolving as experiences contribute to that projection.

We see our lives as one story arc: birth > life > death.

We see our stories as one giant novel comprised of different chapters, each event following on from the last in perfect sequence: action > reaction > conclusion.

We string together these events as though they have temporal significance, as though their placement in our story affects everything that follows and, of course, the eventual outcome.

We view life as a roleplaying gamebook where every decision, every choice takes us closer to our goal, ever nearer the end.

We fashion a narrative to explain the path our identity takes over the passage of time... more »

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2014-07-04 18:24:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The wisps of a summers eve.

#cloudwars

2014-07-04 16:49:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Independence day

Perhaps, as a Brit, the 4th of July shouldn't mean much, it's when Americans celebrate their Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (as it was called) after all.

But in true Bill Pullman style I'm going to stand up and say "today I celebrate my independence day!"

I've always said that writing is therapeutic, there's just something about getting the words down that can't be beaten.

In addition, bearing your soul in public and saying "for good or bad, this is me" is both nerve wracking and exhilarating at the same time but the sense of release after doing so is extraordinary.

So, after yesterday's post, the 4th of July will be marked as my independence day, the first day of the rest of my life. The first day of independence from certain elements of my past.

Having... more »

2014-07-03 16:34:01 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

No love

Back in January I wrote about shyness in social media and said I had some ideas about why I have always been shy, ever since childhood.

I wrote maybe that was for another post. Well, this is that post.

As a child I was small and thin with little self confidence and low self esteem. It sounds like a cliché but we were quite poor and I had to wear hand-me-downs to school.

I had friends but, looking back, I was missing one vital thing: love.

Now, this might seem a drastic accusation but it has come to light quite recently that my mother only ever wanted one child - I was the second - and, on reflection, it showed.

I may be in my forties but finding out hurt like hell and even to this day my elder sister is very obviously the favourite.

I was always smart but can never really recall being pushed or encouraged, can never... more »

2014-07-02 16:32:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Toward the invisible

I have asked for a Moto 360 for Christmas.

Not because I want to be particularly geeky (although that's admittedly always in the background) but because I see it as a first step in being present.

I have written before about "invisible technology" - where technology just gets out of the way and allows us to get on with our lives - and think we are now heading in the right direction; Glass is possibly a wrong turn for most.

Android Wear devices might not be invisible but they are considerably less intrusive. They are also devoid of additional distractions and this is the point that many are making in response to criticism that the operating system is too basic.

I do just about everything on my phone: calendar and reminders, social, research, music and video, most of my reading and all of my writing.

In... more »

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2014-07-01 17:50:15 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Identity and self

I've written about identity on a few occasions but a share from +Mani Scienide yesterday (http://goo.gl/HvlWPF) really got me thinking again.

In the shared article, Michael Bamberg begins by looking at dictionary definitions of identity and self, from this a key definition of identity is given as:

"who somebody is; what something is"

A literal description. I am Colin. This is a chair.

Now, do we stop at that or go deeper as he does? Do we try to reconcile identity and the sense of self? In doing so, do we make them equivalent or separate?

A while back (before #write365) I wrote about the distinction between identity providers and identity services: this is who they are versus this is who they say they are. In my mind, we can take this distinction and apply it to identity and self.
... more »

2014-07-01 06:09:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Good Morning all

Well, this is a rare occurrence: I can actually remember a dream:

Picture, if you will, a typical Hollywood style run down old trailer in the middle of nowhere. A couple of weather beaten chairs sit outside alongside a camp fire with a barbeque rigged up from old bricks and bits of metal.

Outside the trailer stand twin brothers. I say twins but they have just recently found out that one is a genetically modified clone. Let's just say the tension is high.

There is an argument and the clone is saying he has to get away, has to do something but the other brother doesn't want him to - it's dangerous, he could get killed.

The argument gets heated and a fight ensues which the clone eventually wins by picking up a very large tarantula type spider and throwing it in his brother's face. The spider bites him, he drops to... more »

2014-06-30 16:21:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Responsibility, trust and apathy

The web is currently disgusted by Facebook's feed manipulation experiment, and rightly so.

The arguments over the legality of the psychological study have been trumped by the issue of morality.

A response from Facebook claims that the feed was altered by the absolute bare minimum, just enough to produce a result, and a reload of the feed could have shown any posts that were temporarily hidden. Nothing was removed and all data was available so no harm done right?

Right?

There is concern both over how the network justified the research based on a tiny portion of its Terms of Service and how academia has justified its involvement by relying on the disconnect between data collection and subsequent study.

Both of these concerns are genuine but perhaps the biggest concern is that the average user... more »

2014-06-29 20:46:29 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

No cheating please

When asked if I wanted ideas for daily posts I declined saying that soliciting input would spoil it.

Effectively, I suppose I am equating that to cheating.

Yes, inspiration is gathered from multiple sources (experience, reading, conversations) but to actually seek topic suggestions is, in my mind, falsifying the process that I have been nurturing, living for almost six months.

Perhaps it is also slightly egotistical. Perhaps there is a deep seated need to demonstrate a spontaneous profundity, an inherent insecurity that continues to bubble just below the surface.

It's almost like going to a party and trying to be the most interesting person there, the one who always has an intellectual quip ready for any occasion.

This is certainly not the intention but I have to entertain the possibility that, at some... more »

2014-06-28 18:34:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Home is where the heart is

Right back the at the very beginning of this project I wrote a post questioning whether a social network could qualify as our home on the internet.

Some responses predictably reiterated the consensus that our home should be something we own but I said, just as in life, is there really any harm in renting?

Yes, it depends on what you want to achieve on the internet, how important a consistent, unified identity is to you and whether you need to maintain a destination for business purposes but life on the internet has become so much more than that.

Our time on social networks, the connections we make and the relationships we build introduce a human element that goes way beyond what can normally be achieved with our own sites.

Some are lucky enough to build large communities under their own control but this is becoming... more »

2014-06-27 19:23:35 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

More on opposites

Comments from +John Kellden and +Iblis Bane on yesterday's post caused me to return to the previous topic: opposites.

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, first proposed the unity of opposites an explanation of which is often quoted as the following:

"the road up and down are one and the same"

Our perspective or direction of travel may determine our perception but it is still the same road, it merely exists in opposite states simultaneously.

Two sides of the same coin.

He believed everything was in a state of continual flux using the law of opposites to define the progression of changes in state.

Difference and sameness - the more it changes, the more it stays the same.

We hold a reliance on opposites - we need each side: there cannot be good if there is not bad, up cannot exist... more »

2014-06-27 12:34:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Overheard at work

Your trousers remind me of my favourite website.

What's that?

"look at my f**king red trousers"

O_o

Now, I can't work out what's worse: that the site even exists or that it happens to be this guys favourite!

2014-06-26 19:30:11 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Drawing a blank

For the first time in a long time I find myself without an idea for my daily post.

Perhaps it is because covering the late shift has disrupted my routine. Maybe it's just because I am tired - physically and mentally.

Whatever the reason it allows me to return to the roots of the #write365 project, to see if the months of creative brain training allow the mind to work its magic, to fly on autopilot and instigate a flow that might grow and bear fruit.

While the aim of the project was only ever to write something every day, regardless of the quality, the continued reaction to posts reintroduces a pressure to perform that I specifically wanted to avoid - no guarantees, no apologies.

I've written about expectations and accountability, about how making a promise you yourself (and your audience) drives you on but, even with an... more »

2014-06-26 18:42:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Overheard getting on to the train

Passenger: Does this train go to (desired destination)?

Other person: Yes, it does.

Passenger: Are you sure?

Other person: I should hope so, I'm the driver!

2014-06-25 21:46:29 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Opposites attract

A lot of the time I deal in opposites, within individual posts but also from post to post, loose themes running through my words over time.

Memory and forgetting, the wisdom of youth vs the wisdom of age, its just business as opposed to this time it's personal.

The list goes on.

What does this say? Does it illustrate an inherent internal conflict? Demonstrate indecision? Or does it show a willingness to see both sides of a discussion or argument.

Is it a lack of conviction?

We fight our internal battles with personal angels and demons perched on our shoulders, each trying to sway us towards their perspective.

These contrary positions are sometimes deliberate, others subconscious as though my mind is running on parallel paths, struggling to find my own personal truths.

The saying goes... more »

2014-06-24 20:30:35 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Memory

The memory is both an amazing and frustrating thing. It is capable of astounding feats but also incredible lapses.

Memory can juggle numerous threads, keeping them intact. For example, I have been watching various TV series (Falling Skies, Continuum, The Tomorrow People) whilst also re-reading George Orwell's 1984 and listening to weekly episodes of a podcast novel.

Remembering where I am with each permits me to follow all concurrently without getting confused or lost.

We can recall lyrics to hundreds, if not thousands, of songs. We might not be able to recite them without music but play the songs and we can sing along.

London black cab drivers have to pass "The Knowledge" which requires them learning hundreds of routes and thousands of streets and landmarks.

We can equally forget things, sometimes it is of no... more »

2014-06-24 07:59:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Good morning all. Late shift today :( but it's a glorious sunny start to the day so how you really be upset on a morning like this.

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

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2014-06-23 17:25:58 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Contemplation

Yesterday, +Dan Oestreich shared words from D.T. Suzuki:

"we like to know the worth of life and to appreciate it consciously. This is, however, the very moment wherein we negate ourselves by deviating from life itself"

See his post, here: http://goo.gl/ENHTsP

Rather than living we consider living... Get caught up in that consideration.

This takes me back to my recent post "Being Present" here http://goo.gl/9oTZWx

The Buddhist ideal Suzuki was talking about is one of freedom from self imposed intellectual traps, of reaching an enlightened state whereby we just know our place - prajna intuition.

The capacity for rational thought, however, is what defines us. The interaction between self awareness, thoughts and the language we use to describe it.

Contemplation rather than acceptance,... more »

2014-06-22 18:04:06 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Discovery and loss

The social landscape can be a wide open space and a new network is like uncharted land, unpopulated, fresh and clean.

Early adopters set out to discover everything they can about this brave new world - the discovery is everything.

The thrill of the chase.

The virgin landscape is a joy to behold, uncluttered and ready to receive travellers.

A pivotal moment.

As soon as adventurers begin their voyages the landscape begins to change.

Trails are laid, eventually becoming roads. Camps are set, reused, become villages and finally sprawling cities.

Numbers expand and spread, laws must be drawn up to control the populace - not only drawn up but policed.

For some this is all too much. The land they first traveled, with its wide open spaces, no longer exists. It is there in name only and is now... more »

2014-06-21 15:57:25 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Humbled

I am humbled by the connections, by the outpouring of honesty.

I am humbled by the obvious respect even in disagreement.

I am humbled by those that choose to circle, to follow, to engage and by those that choose to build a relationship where no prior connection existed, built from nothing except the desire to know.

I am humbled by those who choose, freely, to impart their knowledge and bring new perspectives in to play so that all may learn and understand.

I am humbled by the obvious rejection of vacuity and the love of ideas and concepts.

I am humbled by the desire for advancement, not just of the individual but also the collective.

I am humbled by you, dear reader, who day after day return to witness the ramblings of a mad man and are so willing to tolerate, contribute, expand and challenge.

I am humbled... more »

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2014-06-21 09:46:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Hodgson picked the wrong team. He should have played The Badgers

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