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Jeff Jockisch has been at 9 events

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Eric Enge19,789Please join us in this special show in which we dig into how Google determines what is good content vs. bad.  Panda is one of the many algorithms they use to do that. Join +Bill Slawski, +Ammon Johns, +David Harry, +Mark Traphagen, and I as we dig deeply into this topic.Here is the YT Link: How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You? The show will air on Thursday July 31st, at 3 PM ET (Boston time).  Say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing. I will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please share this event or invite others to join us.  Let's pack the house!  Thanks for your help.How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You?2014-07-31 21:00:004 
Eric Enge19,789Paid search is a wholly different ballgame than SEO.  Know something about SEO?  Forget about it, that won't help you here. Watch this show with +Larry Kim and I to learn what it takes to master paid search and turn it into a money making machine.Here is the YouTube link: Paid Search: Mastery of Strategy and ExecutionThe show will air at 5 PM ET (Boston time) on Thursday July 17th.  Say YES to this event invite to get  access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please invite others or re-share the event, and thanks for you support!Paid Search: Mastery of Strategy and Execution2014-07-17 23:00:191 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,474In this ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chat, we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients?Our panel includes Rand Fishkin, Eric Enge and Ammon Johns.Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business.Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering.As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact?And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market?It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-14 21:00:00236 
Eric Enge19,789How Far Has Semantic Search Come?We know search is becoming semantic, but is an (r)evolutionary process which is not yet complete. What is it really? How far have we come? What is the best way to engage?  What can I do now?Join +David Amerland and I as we dig deep into these questions and more!Mobile users - the scheduled time is 4 PM Eastern Time (Boston time).  Hope to see you all there!How Far Has Semantic Search Come with David Amerland2013-09-26 22:00:00103 
Video In Person™ Conference96An exciting and engaging conversation on Local social and innovations that are changing the landscape.  Join us with hosts and attendees: +Larry Fournillier  +Mark Traphagen +Sarina Bland +Julia Senesac +Joshua Berg +Yifat Cohen +Chris Butler +Mandy Miller +Hermine Ngnomire and +All American Johnny's Pizza  #denverhirl  Fireside Chat - Strategic Local Social with All American Johnny’s Pizza2013-09-04 02:30:0050 
Yifat Cohen69,905+ChaCha's  “Ask-a-smart-friend” model answers your questions in 30 seconds - on Mobile and your PC. But it can do a lot more for you than that.This is a Public Hangout with live audience. Feel free to share and invite.You are probably familiar with Q&A sites like Ask.com and Quora. You're probably using Siri and Google Voice to find answers to your questions.Well, check this out - ChaCha Proves Best A new study by the Butler Business Accelerator found that ChaCha answered questions better than 10 other mobile search engines and question-and-answer platforms, including Ask.com, Answers.com, Google, Quora, Siri, and Yahoo Answers.HOW CAN YOU USE THAT PLATFORM TO SHINE?Join +Jeff Jockisch from  and myself as we dive into and cover the State of Q&A services currently available, as well as - o   New Intelligence Index study being releasedo   Rethinking Q&A for Smart deviceso   What does always on, small screen, visual UIs mean to experienceo   What does cognitive surplus do to shift the equation?o   The Role of Identity & Reputation in Search and Q&AType your questions below to get a private invitation to this Hangout.-----#chacha   #quoradaftquestions   #mobile   #hangoutonair   #livehoa   #livehangout   #hoa   #ask   #smartdevices   #indentity   #yahooanswers #reputationmarketing  How to use real-time Q&A for gathering buyer's intelligence - for free.2013-02-21 18:00:0027 
Yifat Cohen69,905Forget the hype, here's the real thing.This event is open to the public - feel free to invite and share+Ryan Lee is one of the top marketers in the world. He started his first Internet company in 1998 for less than $100 and has grown it into a full-fledged empire that now brings in 7-figures a month.He's been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and the cover of Millionaire Blueprints.Ryan has also written 4 best-selling books, was a co-author to the NY Times Best-Selling Series, The Worst Case Scenario Business Survival Guide. Ryan co-wrote the book "Mastering the World of Marketing" which featured other marketing legends like +Gary Vaynerchuk, +Guy Kawasaki (the original Apple evangelist),  +Tony Hsieh (founder of Zappos), and Jay Conrad Levinson (creator of Guerilla Marketing).Ryan was featured in over a dozen other books including "Moonlighting on the Internet" "Yes, This Book Will Make You Money" and "Prepare to be a Millionaire".He reaches over 300,000 people through his popular sites and newsletters and has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs create massively successful business.AND NOW HERE'S HERE TO FREE-TALK WITH YOU. Join us this Thursday as we cover these points:How to create recurring revenueHow to create compelling contentThe #1 "secret" to getting more trafficThe simplified product model - and why you must follow this.And then open it up to a free flowing conversation about money, life and the internet.--- #internetmarketing   #passiveincome   #recurringrevenue   #hangoutsonair   #onairhangouts  The simplified product model and why you must follow this.2012-12-13 18:00:0091 
The Guardian4,061,323Join us this Thursday for our hangout with +Jemima Kiss following our Battle for the Internet series - looking at the challenges facing the open web and who controls the internet ahead of the International Telecommunication Union conference in Dubai this December.We'll be joined by experts across the world plus five selected readers, and we hope you can join us to watch the live event here on Google+. Our panellists include: - Alice Munyua, Chair of Kenya's internet Governance Steering Committee        - David Drummond, Senior vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer, Google   - Alexander Ntoko, Chief, operations and planning department, Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau, ITU- Eleanor Saitta,Technical director, IMMI    If you can't make it live, don't worry as we'll publish video highlights on guardian.co.uk after the hangout so you can watch the best bits and leave a comment. #hangoutsonair   #hangoutonair   #Googlehangout   #TheGuardian   #HOA   #internet   #technology   #Google  Who Rules the Internet? Join our Google hangout2012-10-18 18:00:00385 
Google Play6,082,882Join a live hangout with Salman Khan of Khan Academy (khanacademy.org), as he takes your questions about his new book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined (US&CA- goo.gl/Eo4Cv). Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to have Salman respond on air. #khanhangout  Also -- Watch Salman's recent talk about his new book with Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: goo.gl/G8vkf -- and come prepared with some questions about his book.#khanhangout #salmankhan #khanacademy ABOUT SALMAN KHAN:Salman Khan is the founder of The Khan Academy, nonprofit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available, completely free of charge. Google Play presents: Salman Khan of Khan Academy2012-10-17 22:00:001627 

Jeff Jockisch has been shared in 451 public circles

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Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. A please to be connected.Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501000
steph wanamaker108,346#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-10-17 13:48:5620335337
Becky Collins17,221Electronic Music Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-08 05:03:19439112
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
John Nuntiatio46,118#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-26 06:23:05167132
George Clark7,088Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples 2014-09-23 10:46:01468707580
Ғ ΜіснæL Sŧuŧz4,508I rarely do this...In fact, I haven't done a circle share in over a year, and I've never shared this one. But... It's #AmbienTime , and the thing about the folks in this circle: they've all paid their dues with respect to my #AmbienTime  moments.These are the people who, with one or two exceptions, have known me the longest here on G+. They also happen to be the list of people who are either overly medicated, or underly medicated, because they still haven't uncircled me yet, even after all this time. I keep checking, but so far none of these people has gotten tired of my crap enough to go through the effort yet. I don't have the heart to tell them that this suffering won't erase all their past misdeeds and sins, and won't get them into heaven.I spend 99% of my G+ time in this one circle. And one of the people here was insane enough to actually marry me.It's a very diverse group, about as diverse as you can get. Each, though, is wonderfully broken, like magnificent shattered stained-glass murals, each reflects the same sun that alights upon us all, but in uniquely amazing ways that, with the passage of the hours and the seasons, brings a new dazzling display every time I see them online.If these are the only people you ever circle on G+, you will be hooked on G+ for life. And it's proof-positive that quality kicks the crap out of quantity every day of the week.This is my little way of saying, "Thank you" to all of you guys for putting up with me for the last few years. And I take serious pride in knowing that I have the rockin'est circle on G+.+Sque Morgan , up there at the 1:00 spot was my very first friend here. We don't talk much these days, I miss that, but we've both been going through some crap these last few months. I think she's responsible for my meeting about half this circle, people like +Eric Johnson, for example. And I know that after Sque (like a few days) came +Karen Schumacher  and +Debra Dayton , and then +Alvin Stearns and then +Shawn Holster, who I was sure was going to defrock me last month when he announced his annual spring circle cleaning...+Darryl Mouzone I met through an experiment. I decided to add every "suggestion" that G+ made for one week, and he was the only one that made in to this circle, which made the whole exercise a totally worth-while thing to do.2014-09-23 03:17:43431706
steph wanamaker107,379#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-09-19 15:57:0019957047
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519872262
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919676366
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps: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).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
John Kellden29,637Good Evening Dear Googleverse NetizensBeen ages since I shared a circle. This one is put together by +Lynn Keller which means there's good people in it.Pleased to meet you all.2014-08-05 20:33:40201737
Lynn Keller7,237I've put together this  circle which includes a host of engaging, appealing, interesting people from different communities and ongoing conversations. Best to all! #circlecount #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-08-05 20:16:01374827
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383856
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400104
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170
Eli Just1,549Are you an avid reader or want to connect with avid readers? Share and add this awesome circle of BOOK LOVERS who read and support authors. Lots of great connections in here that I enjoy hearing from daily.To be added to this circle--please add it, +1 it, comment on and share it!  #reader #readers #readersrocks #readingisfun #readinglist #authors #authorsupport #avidreaders #readinglist #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #isupportauthors  2014-06-27 14:09:34390200
Angie Rocio50To be added to my Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post° in PUBLIC 2014-06-17 17:20:394483311
Angie Rocio40This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!2014-06-15 08:09:44448119
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
Domenico Mallimo19,175Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps: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).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  my website http://www.slivermetal.org/2014-05-15 15:28:2049116817
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139
John Nuntiatio36,016#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle 2014-05-09 20:16:39311233
steph wanamaker102,980#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-05-09 18:45:0721769474
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503
Vũ Phá5,287Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek  2014-05-08 15:10:19501101014
curator Circle0Curator Circle Edition 3After an astonishing success of the 2 previous Editions of my Circle, I decided to promote a new group of friends. These include among others Photographers, and a variety of engaging entrepreneurs that are active on Google+.The wisdom of the circle; only add people you think that add a value to your Google+ experience.I extend my thanks to those that shared my previous circles including: +not-just-web Marketing, +Vale mica, +Matt MacIntyre, +Bhattacharya P. +Mark Young.The circle's rules are pretty simple:1. Plus and share this circle (add me in your circle if you haven't done it yet).2. Comment to ask for inclusion.2014-05-01 15:21:54378271628
curator Circle0Content Curator Edition 2As I said yesterday, I am here to share my fun with people that share the passion with me.Today's Tip  Did you add people and you are wondering that no one has cared to add you back? here can be one of your issues: you did not have an attractively written profile. Make sure you add a nice picture of you, a well crafted intro and more importantly let others know your fields of interest.In this edition, I will like to thank: +notjustwebmarketing.com +not-just-web Marketing  +Vale mica  +David Oldenburg  +Blythe Ayne  +Sanchia Adolph +Anastas Georgiadis  +Ashima Dogra +Ben Capelo +Ronald Balbach +Danica Macanga Here are the rules for those that part of this circle:1. Plus the circle (and add me if you have done so yet)2. Comment to ask for inclusion if you are not in.3. I highly recommend you to add other fellows that are with you in the circle (if you want!)The next one is coming very very soon with more Tips2014-04-28 14:43:4837619415
steph wanamaker102,001#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620213111
Scott Dawson7,448It's been a while since I've shared a Google+ Showcase Circle so I figured I'd make another one up to share with all of you.This Circle is made up of  mostly new people that I've circled in the past week on Google+.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle (and anyone else that is reading this) share a recent post of their own, or one you've shared in the last week by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.I look forward to checking out your favorite posts that I might have missed!There's no requirement to share, +1 or Comment but it's always appreciated if you do.Have a great weekend everyone!2014-03-15 15:13:23501322636
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917682566
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Vũ Phá2,173 W A N T  T O  B E  C I R C L E D  C I R C L E  (For all sorts of people and pages, everyone is welcome)  SHARING BENEFITS EVERYONEPlease Share this Circle in Your Stream.Here's an opportunity to be included in a great circle and be added by others. No qualifications needed, just follow the "how to be considered" rules below.  For anyone looking for new content in their stream, click on the link that says "Add Circle" to bring lots of different aspects of Google Plus to your stream..  This Circle is shared every Wednesday. Those included are briefly reviewed (no spammers or sites that violate Google Plus rules will be added), and NOT automatically added.  To be considered:  1- Add our G+ Page to your circles  2- Ask to be included in the Original post  3- Re-share this circle in your stream  4- You must follow Google Rules (no spammers)  5- We will check your stream before adding you  6- If you're in the circle already, please re-share  at least once a month.7- Pages with no activity for 30 days will be taken off2014-03-06 11:33:03501181028
Vũ Phá1,800If you received a notification, you're included! ⌒(^-゚)v   ▼▼▼ Please click read more for full details! ▼▼▼+ 1 for this Circle and many people +1 for u @@Something New►I am very thankful for all of you here on the Plus and hope you have a wonderful weekend! We tried something new with this circle so if you feel you may have been left out please let us know!►This circle was carefully curated by using ripple maps and Circloscope as a guide to engagement! Everyone included was added with care!! However, if you would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know! ►We intend that our shared circles are beneficial to us all. We believe that circle sharing should be fun and voluntary, and would never want you to share something that you're not truly interested in. Thank you so much team for your support and friendship!2014-03-01 05:48:48501221424

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2014-10-08 19:19:22 (89 comments, 58 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

 
Feds say they own your identity if you are arrested for a crime...

DOJ essentially argues: "... if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation." says +Radley Balko of the +Washington Post 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/

Hat tip to+Kev... more »

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2014-10-08 19:19:22 (89 comments, 58 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

 
Feds say they own your identity if you are arrested for a crime...

DOJ essentially argues: "... if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation." says +Radley Balko of the +Washington Post 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/

Hat tip to+Kev... more »

Most plusones: 120

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2014-10-08 19:19:22 (89 comments, 58 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

 
Feds say they own your identity if you are arrested for a crime...

DOJ essentially argues: "... if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation." says +Radley Balko of the +Washington Post 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/

Hat tip to+Kev... more »

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2014-10-10 18:24:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How you name and market your products affects your SEO greatly.

It limits where you can go with valuable anchor text.

"... SEO folks, who realize and understand the market demand and how people talk about products, need to be involved with the branding and the product design and development folks, so that you make sure you're taking advantage of what people call your products before they go to market."

Hint: separate from the crowd. 

How you name and market your products affects your SEO greatly.

It limits where you can go with valuable anchor text.

"... SEO folks, who realize and understand the market demand and how people talk about products, need to be involved with the branding and the product design and development folks, so that you make sure you're taking advantage of what people call your products before they go to market."

Hint: separate from the crowd. ___

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2014-09-23 02:57:07 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Pretty insightful dissection of star rating systems and crowdsourced reputation.

Cc +Randy Farmer

Pretty insightful dissection of star rating systems and crowdsourced reputation.

Cc +Randy Farmer___

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2014-10-22 19:09:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It's not always about the money...

Do you know what actually motivates your users and customers and employees? Not sure that new social network Tsu does...

Check out research done by Harlow and Deci.

Some great analysis by +Eli Fennell

Hat tip to +Mark Traphagen

How Tsu Risks Demotivating Its Own Users
Original Source  :  http://goo.gl/3TkjEL

Tsu, the new social network that promises to share ad revenue with its users (unlike other social networks), has been trending on social media sites these past few days as users sign up and beg others to join them.  Those who join because of you also pass some of their revenue from downstream, in a pyramid-like structure.

Some have focused on this pyramid-like structure or the inscrutable, invisible algorithms that determine who gets paid out, focusing on the wisdom (or legality) of these as business decisions.

However, something else about their business model has been bugging me, an echo of something I could almost recall from my days as an Experimental Psych Major.  Finally, this morning, I figured out what it was, a principle I learned regarding motivation and reward and how reward can negatively impact motivation:

The Overjustification Effect
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overjustification_effect)

From Wikipedia:

The overjustification effect occurs when an expected external incentive such as money or prizes decreases a person's intrinsic motivation to perform a task. According to self-perception theory, people pay more attention to the external reward for an activity than to the inherent enjoyment and satisfaction received from the activity itself. The overall effect of offering a reward for a previously unrewarded activity is a shift to extrinsic motivation and the undermining of pre-existing intrinsic motivation."

Businesses are especially interested, or should be, in understanding this principle because, very often, attempting to incentivize your workers to work harder can actually demotivate them.

Speaking from personal experience, I worked many years ago for Whole Foods, and I busted my hump to work hard at my job.  Unfortunately, once a month on a Saturday early in the morning, all employees were required to attend a team meeting at which, based on voting by employees within each division, bonuses would be distributed to the 'hardest workers'.

Many months of watching a clique within my own department of close friends all vote repeatedly for each other, until it became obvious they would never vote for anyone outside their group, left me increasing demotivated, and I confess I started working less hard.  Had these bonuses simply not existed, I believe that would not have happened.

This is exactly what Tsu is doing.

With their monetization model, Tsu is tangibly rewarding a previously unrewarded activity, i.e. using a social network.  This is, for some, a dream come true to those people who feel themselves to be "content creators", "marketers", etc... and who WANT to be rewarded for everything they do online.

For the average person, however, a social network is about BEING SOCIAL (which should, admittedly, be a truism).  They don't care that the network itself makes money from their using it, though they may be concerned by exactly HOW it makes its money (violating privacy, targeting ads, etc...; this is where Ello is enjoying some recent success).

The worst part of the overjustification effect is that, by shifting the motivations for the task from intrinsic to extrinsic, not only does it alter the behavior of users from a genuine desire to be social to a desire to make money from being social, but at the same time any reduction or removal of the reward causes immediate demotivation.

If, for example, Tsu users don't make enough money to be satisfied (or don't make any), or their revenue share goes down over time, or Tsu makes changes that make earning revenue harder, this will have an immediate demotivating effect.

Even in the absence of this, their behaviors will be less genuinely social and more driven by naked profit motive, which for a social network is analogically equivalent to someone only hanging out with their friends because they're paid to.  Would you hang out with someone knowing they would only hang out with you, or even would just spend less time with you, if someone wasn't paying them to do it?

This doesn't just affect Tsu, and may perhaps be the death knell of any social network trying to incentivize users with monetary rewards for use and/or recruitment.  At the very least, such a monetization model should almost certainly not be a made a central part of the proclaimed appeal of the network.  It will not only attract the shadiest of characters and most narcissistic self-promoters, but will even alter the behaviors of and ultimately demotivate even those users who will gladly return to Facebook or Twitter or wherever they're just enjoying themselves being social.

However noble the intention to "share the wealth" might be, monetizing social media in almost any imaginable way runs afoul of human nature, and seems nearly certain to destroy any network before it can ever become loved.

#Tsu   #SocialMedia   #Monetization  ___It's not always about the money...

Do you know what actually motivates your users and customers and employees? Not sure that new social network Tsu does...

Check out research done by Harlow and Deci.

Some great analysis by +Eli Fennell

Hat tip to +Mark Traphagen

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2014-09-29 16:35:13 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Cutting out the Dealer: One non-negotiable price? Or one less middleman taking a share?

Cutting out the Dealer: One non-negotiable price? Or one less middleman taking a share?___

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2014-10-20 04:31:22 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Worth some thought. This is a big idea.

Synereo

Synereo is the first decentralized social network for managing the attention economy. 

You own your information. 
You own your identity. 
You own your networks. 
Your time is valuable, and you deserve compensation for the digital labor your perform.

More: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=827782

// I've been working on this project for a few weeks, and a few days ago I posted an essay (http://goo.gl/QAq3gS) that talks in more detail about our approach. 

The project is still very much in development. We're interested in hearing any comments you have!___Worth some thought. This is a big idea.

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2014-10-27 19:00:21 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

One gram of DNA can store 700 terabytes of data.

This isn't surprising to me. Greg Bear was writing nail-biting hard science fiction about the possibilities 29 years ago in Blood Music: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Music_(novel)

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram

A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.

Just think about it for a moment: One gram of DNA can store 700 terabytes of data. That’s 14,000 50-gigabyte Blu-ray discs… in a droplet of DNA that would fit on the tip of your pinky. To store the same kind of data on hard drives — the densest storage medium in use today — you’d need 233 3TB drives, weighing a total of 151 kilos. In Church and Kosuri’s case, they have successfully stored around 700 kilobytes of data in DNA — Church’s latest book, in fact — and proceeded to make 70 billion copies (which they claim, jokingly, makes it the best-selling book of all time!) totaling 44 petabytes of data stored.___One gram of DNA can store 700 terabytes of data.

This isn't surprising to me. Greg Bear was writing nail-biting hard science fiction about the possibilities 29 years ago in Blood Music: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Music_(novel)

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2014-10-31 16:22:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

New Wave Social Networks: how to think about them, why reputation and compensation are at the crux.

Excellent framework from +Gideon Rosenblatt.

Personally, I'm a fan of Synereo.

You Are Not the Product
This post was a long time coming. It's a deep look at experiments like Ello, Tsu, Synereo and reddit's plan to give equity back to its community. These are all attempts to rethink the way social media and social networks work, by recognizing that: 

A) People are not products. 
B) There is value in what we contribute

This one's a long one because it's attempting to tease out something important. There's a big shift on the horizon, and there's no guarantee that we'll actually get there. But if we do, it could shift some of our current economic assumptions and just might create a new stream of potential income at a time when many people could really use it.

People I think might be interested in this one: +Daniel Estrada, +John Kellden, +Alex Schleber, +Mark Traphagen, +Max Huijgen, +Christine DeGraff, +Al Remetch, +Eli Fennell, +A.V. Flox, +David Amerland, +Dustin W. Stout, +Stephan Hovnanian, +Steve Faktor, +John Verdon, +Jeff Jockisch, +Rob Gordon, +Dor Konforty, +Deen Abiola  

#tsu   #ello   #synereo   #reddit  ___New Wave Social Networks: how to think about them, why reputation and compensation are at the crux.

Excellent framework from +Gideon Rosenblatt.

Personally, I'm a fan of Synereo.

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2014-10-16 19:24:09 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The BEST summary of the Ebola situation in the US. You need to hear this.

While I don't like Fox, I do trust Shepard Smith.

Shep Smith's rejoinder to "irresponsible" Ebola coverage

#ft  

The BEST summary of the Ebola situation in the US. You need to hear this.

While I don't like Fox, I do trust Shepard Smith.

Shep Smith's rejoinder to "irresponsible" Ebola coverage

#ft  ___

2014-10-09 22:35:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Why You Need a Content Strategy: 60% of customers are more positive after consumption.

And 70% prefer meeting you, learning about you, through content instead of ads. 

Why You Need a Content Strategy: 60% of customers are more positive after consumption.

And 70% prefer meeting you, learning about you, through content instead of ads. ___

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2014-10-17 15:57:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Whispers and Lies: You are not truly anonymous on Whisper. And they are working with the DoD and the Chinese.

Approached for comment last week, Whisper said it “does not follow or track users”. The company added that the suggestion it was monitoring people without their consent, in an apparent breach of its own terms of service, was “not true” and “false”.

But on Monday – four days after learning the Guardian intended to publish this story – Whisper rewrote its terms of service; they now explicitly permit the company to establish the broad location [500 meters] of people who have disabled the app’s geolocation feature.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-revealed-whisper-app-tracking-users

Whispers and Lies: You are not truly anonymous on Whisper. And they are working with the DoD and the Chinese.

Approached for comment last week, Whisper said it “does not follow or track users”. The company added that the suggestion it was monitoring people without their consent, in an apparent breach of its own terms of service, was “not true” and “false”.

But on Monday – four days after learning the Guardian intended to publish this story – Whisper rewrote its terms of service; they now explicitly permit the company to establish the broad location [500 meters] of people who have disabled the app’s geolocation feature.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-revealed-whisper-app-tracking-users___

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2014-09-28 17:31:39 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

New way to make an app: @airtable has mobile, xls-like functionality but in a database

http://goo.gl/6vd39a

New way to make an app: @airtable has mobile, xls-like functionality but in a database

http://goo.gl/6vd39a___

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2014-10-11 14:51:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is your content marketing strategy competing with traditional journalism? Yes, if it's working.

"When does a blog or podcast or newsletter stop being content marketing and start being journalism with an innovative business model?"

Is your content marketing strategy competing with traditional journalism? Yes, if it's working.

"When does a blog or podcast or newsletter stop being content marketing and start being journalism with an innovative business model?"___

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2014-09-29 17:35:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Zapier: Like IFTTT, but specially focusing on Social Automation for Digital Marketers. Brilliant product positioning.

101 super smart ways to automate your social media marketing!
If you don't know Zapier yet, or simply haven't explored it, then this is your chance...
https://zapier.com/blog/social-media-automation/

It is AWESOME and we are starting to utilize it more and more with Plus Your Business.
Great article +Zapier - and I know this article will open people's eyes to what automation is (and isn't)!___Zapier: Like IFTTT, but specially focusing on Social Automation for Digital Marketers. Brilliant product positioning.

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2014-10-31 16:06:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Really well-thought out, +Gideon Rosenblatt.  Your work always gives me a better framework within which to think about the world.

I'm particulary interested in reward and abuse innovations.

Really well-thought out, +Gideon Rosenblatt.  Your work always gives me a better framework within which to think about the world.

I'm particulary interested in reward and abuse innovations.___

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2014-10-31 15:30:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Supervised Learning: Tools you can recommend?

I need a simple UX that I can load data into such that a human reviewer can give each record a thumbs up or down.  We use spreadsheets currently, but that slows down the process considerably.

Obviously it's not hard to code up an interface, but I wondered if there are any already available, commercially or otherwise?

Supervised Learning: Tools you can recommend?

I need a simple UX that I can load data into such that a human reviewer can give each record a thumbs up or down.  We use spreadsheets currently, but that slows down the process considerably.

Obviously it's not hard to code up an interface, but I wondered if there are any already available, commercially or otherwise?___

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2014-10-13 17:33:24 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I want an Anonabox. And I'm not evil. I don't steal content, surf the darknet. I want safety, privacy.

Would you buy one?

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online

I wonder then will the government target users of this type of device - if they can detect the use of them. 

No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks. Now routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable.

Today a group of privacy-focused developers plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Anonabox. The $45 open-source router automatically directs all data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network, hiding the user’s IP address and skirting censorship. It’s also small enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Anonabox’s tiny size means users can carry the device with them anywhere, plugging it into an office ethernet cable to do sensitive work or in a cybercafe in China to evade the Great Firewall. The result, if Anonabox fulfills its security promises, is that it could become significantly easier to anonymize all your traffic with Tor—not just Web browsing, but email, instant messaging, filesharing and all the other miscellaneous digital exhaust that your computer leaves behind online.

#privacy  
#security  ___I want an Anonabox. And I'm not evil. I don't steal content, surf the darknet. I want safety, privacy.

Would you buy one?

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2014-10-22 15:55:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Fearbola: the impact so far

Notice how nobody really reported on Duncan's family, and his other interactions before being hospitalized, all being cleared this weekend? And several of them had to stay in the same apartment he was sick in for days...

Ebola is very hard to catch in passing, unless the subject is extremely sick at the time.  Not impossible, but hard.  Or else we would already be screwed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/21/ebola-panic-america_n_6021136.html

Fearbola: the impact so far

Notice how nobody really reported on Duncan's family, and his other interactions before being hospitalized, all being cleared this weekend? And several of them had to stay in the same apartment he was sick in for days...

Ebola is very hard to catch in passing, unless the subject is extremely sick at the time.  Not impossible, but hard.  Or else we would already be screwed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/21/ebola-panic-america_n_6021136.html___

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2014-10-31 18:46:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Creating trust where there is none. So much possibility here.

Hardest problems we have today: 1) Proving who we are. 2) Merging our online and offline reputations effectively.

Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

A blockchain tinkerer named Chris Ellis has created a system to build an actual digital passport that, through use of the Bitcoin blockchain and some encryption, will allow you to identify yourself online and off. Called World Citizenship, the project just launched on Github and shows some definite promise.

#blockchain  
#bitcoin  ___Creating trust where there is none. So much possibility here.

Hardest problems we have today: 1) Proving who we are. 2) Merging our online and offline reputations effectively.

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2014-10-17 18:56:41 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Is Google any better at answering questions now than it was 2 years ago? Not much if you compare studies.

+Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge at +Stone Temple Consulting recently published a study comparing Google Now with Siri and Cortana across 3000 questions. http://stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy

While Google Now trounced the competition, they were really only able to effectively answer 51% of the questions posed to it.

Not bad you might think. But as an information seeker, those are not particularly compelling odds.

I've been working in Q&A for 7 years with ChaCha, and while we never found the magic bullet, we did learn a lot of very interesting things.  First off, ChaCha's accuracy was pretty decent, even when we had automatic matching cranked up too high.  But unfortunately, we didn't usually get credit for our accuracy because peoplethou... more »

Is Google any better at answering questions now than it was 2 years ago? Not much if you compare studies.

+Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge at +Stone Temple Consulting recently published a study comparing Google Now with Siri and Cortana across 3000 questions. http://stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy

While Google Now trounced the competition, they were really only able to effectively answer 51% of the questions posed to it.

Not bad you might think. But as an information seeker, those are not particularly compelling odds.

I've been working in Q&A for 7 years with ChaCha, and while we never found the magic bullet, we did learn a lot of very interesting things.  First off, ChaCha's accuracy was pretty decent, even when we had automatic matching cranked up too high.  But unfortunately, we didn't usually get credit for our accuracy because people thought that every answer was coming from a human, and their expectations were extremely high.

In January of 2013 we worked with Butler University to create the Butler Intelligence Index, a way to measure Q&A quality. In that test, ChaCha came in at 72.8% and the nascent Google Now at 50.1%. http://www.butler.edu/media/3109221/bba-q-a_study.pdf

What is interesting to me is that for all the improvements that Google has made to its Knowledge Graph, for all of the Hummingbird understanding of entities they have added, it doesn't appear when comparing these two studies to have had a material effect on their 'Intelligence'...

Its very possible the completely disparate methodologies are in part of blame, but I do not think this is the answer.  I think the truth is that semantic understanding is really hard.

If you look at what IBM's Watson/DeepQA was able to accomplish on Jeopardy, the numbers were something like this: if 90% accuracy was desired, only 60% of the questions could be answered.  That product, 54%, seems to be a general algorithmic barrier today.

I'm excited to see who breaks through this ceiling first. While it appears Google could be stalled, I think its more likely they are just loading up the semantic shotgun for bear. 

Art via http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Question-129152229___

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2014-10-22 17:09:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My plan is a rollercoaster; you will ride it when you could be with your friends, because of the rush it gives; the highs and the lows.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141021010207-61122141-does-job-stability-exist-anymore?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0

My plan is a rollercoaster; you will ride it when you could be with your friends, because of the rush it gives; the highs and the lows.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141021010207-61122141-does-job-stability-exist-anymore?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0___

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2014-10-29 20:18:03 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This made me laugh/cry.

via +Jordan Peacock 

QA Engineer walks into a bar ...___This made me laugh/cry.

via +Jordan Peacock 

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2014-09-09 18:55:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The crux: What do you care about? How do you create value? Who do you want to work with?

Landscape of the future of work.

I think it is important enough to push #forcefunction  send.

Onward in our adapt,
Jenn___The crux: What do you care about? How do you create value? Who do you want to work with?

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2014-10-31 15:30:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sharing publicly.

Supervised Learning: Tools you can recommend?

I need a simple UX that I can load data into such that a human reviewer can give each record a thumbs up or down.  We use spreadsheets currently, but that slows down the process considerably.

Obviously it's not hard to code up an interface, but I wondered if there are any already available, commercially or otherwise?___Sharing publicly.

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2014-10-20 02:12:28 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I could make a billion $$ quickly selling Ebola insurance to Americans. #tf

I could make a billion $$ quickly selling Ebola insurance to Americans. #tf___

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2014-10-29 16:22:46 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Renting is a better solution if your appetite is bigger than your wallet.

Renting is a better solution if your appetite is bigger than your wallet.___

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2014-09-25 15:13:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Now part of your Reputation: Uber driver ratings.

And of course, its not a particularly transparent or un-game-able. And looks like another flawed 5 Star system as well.

Why are 5 star systems  problematic? Why did YouTube switch to thumbs up and thumbs down?  Why do most social networks only use an up vote?  See this analysis from +Randy Farmer http://buildingreputation.com/writings/2009/08/ratings_bias_effects.html

cc +Patrick Hughes +Leon Shaner +Antoine Carriere +Gregory Esau 

http://www.cnet.com/news/should-uber-and-lyft-keep-passenger-ratings-secret/?tag=nl.e703&s_cid=e703&ttag=e703&ftag=CAD090e536

Now part of your Reputation: Uber driver ratings.

And of course, its not a particularly transparent or un-game-able. And looks like another flawed 5 Star system as well.

Why are 5 star systems  problematic? Why did YouTube switch to thumbs up and thumbs down?  Why do most social networks only use an up vote?  See this analysis from +Randy Farmer http://buildingreputation.com/writings/2009/08/ratings_bias_effects.html

cc +Patrick Hughes +Leon Shaner +Antoine Carriere +Gregory Esau 

http://www.cnet.com/news/should-uber-and-lyft-keep-passenger-ratings-secret/?tag=nl.e703&s_cid=e703&ttag=e703&ftag=CAD090e536___

2014-10-12 22:57:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Interested in being a "white hat jerk" ? I can attest to the growing market, but you will have competition. Lots of numbskull geeks out there.

I spend too much time doing black hat jerk curation. Because we didn't do do enough white hat jerk testing.

I can attest to the fact that it's always a good idea to have a few trusted dickheads try to break your app for you before release. Hiring a "White Hat" jerk might become a new necessity (you know the job description would awesome)...

http://floate.com.au/2014/10/next-project-needs-white-hat-jerk/
___Interested in being a "white hat jerk" ? I can attest to the growing market, but you will have competition. Lots of numbskull geeks out there.

I spend too much time doing black hat jerk curation. Because we didn't do do enough white hat jerk testing.

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2014-09-26 01:11:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+CBS News with a winning Pinterest strategy. #welldone 

+CBS News with a winning Pinterest strategy. #welldone ___

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2014-09-25 14:01:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The State of Sharing. 

The State of Sharing. ___

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2014-10-20 00:57:10 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Immunization: a government plot to save us...

#ft Thanks +steph wanamaker

___Immunization: a government plot to save us...

#ft Thanks +steph wanamaker

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2014-09-26 15:53:49 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

4 is the optimal size for a combat team.

Small biz of 50 people has an incredible 1225 links to manage. The Bezos Two-Pizza rule can save you by cutting comm needs.

+Antoine Carriere +Gideon Rosenblatt 

4 is the optimal size for a combat team.

Small biz of 50 people has an incredible 1225 links to manage. The Bezos Two-Pizza rule can save you by cutting comm needs.

+Antoine Carriere +Gideon Rosenblatt ___

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2014-09-15 15:04:58 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Analysis, not paralysis.

At +WordStream, we believe in the saying, “It's better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all”.  Here's another inspiring quote we love from a very influential writer/marketer, +Seth Godin. 

Have a successful week ahead, folks. ___Analysis, not paralysis.

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2014-10-30 18:10:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Are we in the "Crazy Years"?  Are we blind with self-righteousness?

I think so.  Let's take back our Citizenship.  Listen to +David Brin.  He will make you smarter.

Are we in the "Crazy Years"?  Are we blind with self-righteousness?

I think so.  Let's take back our Citizenship.  Listen to +David Brin.  He will make you smarter.___

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2014-10-16 16:36:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What if you didn't just crank out content, but instead co-created it with influencers?

This strategy will maximize your usefulness to your customers. And that means so much today.

Remember these two rules to succeed in the Reputation Economy,

#1 be authentic.
#2 be useful.

hat tip to +Bill Slawski 
cc +DigitalRelevance™ 

"Content is the currency for building relationships that can boost credibility, influence and action."
That's a quote from a new report I've contributed to the Econsultancy #MastersofCX  series on co-creating content with influencers. Here are more details on the report as well as an option for a free webinar with me, Jay Baer and Ted Rubin. Check it out! ___What if you didn't just crank out content, but instead co-created it with influencers?

This strategy will maximize your usefulness to your customers. And that means so much today.

Remember these two rules to succeed in the Reputation Economy,

#1 be authentic.
#2 be useful.

hat tip to +Bill Slawski 
cc +DigitalRelevance™ 

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2014-10-31 18:24:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Zombie Me. Is that drool?  --  Happy Halloween, everyone!

#tf  

Zombie Me. Is that drool?  --  Happy Halloween, everyone!

#tf  ___

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2014-09-25 15:30:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Will banks and insurance companies use 'Deep Learning' to  know you better than you know yourself?

Credit score have evolved some in recent years and companies increasingly look to understand the total value of a relationship. 

WHAT IF big data and deep learning AI can infer that at a glance?  Could but very cool.  And very very scary.

Everybody Wants Deep Learning

According to a Mother Jones article, Deep learning is the next big thing. And it might just be.___Will banks and insurance companies use 'Deep Learning' to  know you better than you know yourself?

Credit score have evolved some in recent years and companies increasingly look to understand the total value of a relationship. 

WHAT IF big data and deep learning AI can infer that at a glance?  Could but very cool.  And very very scary.

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2014-10-17 15:32:28 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Matching algorithms like page rank actually suck for surfacing answers. That's why Google is doing it differently now.

The NLP involved needs to be much more complex and exact phrasing is crucial at times.  In the past, I often saw users of ChaCha rephrase their questions until they got the answer they were seeking, just like we see happening now with these personal assistants.

We never solved the problem perfectly at ChaCha, but we found earlier than anyone else that the 'shape' of the question was an important component of matching a question to a database of questions.  Google is doing something similar now, along with named entity matching, to really create a powerful knowledge graph.

Some interesting results from the Butler Intelligence Index that buttress what +Stone Temple Consulting is seeing in their more recent study: h... more »

Great Knowledge Box Showdown Results: Now In Three Forms

You can now access and share the results of our question-answering test of Google, Siri, and Cortana in three different forms:

1. The Full Study Results: stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy

2. Study Results Infographic http://stonet.co/1rgayVM
Or repin the infographic at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138767232244021019/

2. Study Results Slide Deck http://stonet.co/1wduvRA___Matching algorithms like page rank actually suck for surfacing answers. That's why Google is doing it differently now.

The NLP involved needs to be much more complex and exact phrasing is crucial at times.  In the past, I often saw users of ChaCha rephrase their questions until they got the answer they were seeking, just like we see happening now with these personal assistants.

We never solved the problem perfectly at ChaCha, but we found earlier than anyone else that the 'shape' of the question was an important component of matching a question to a database of questions.  Google is doing something similar now, along with named entity matching, to really create a powerful knowledge graph.

Some interesting results from the Butler Intelligence Index that buttress what +Stone Temple Consulting is seeing in their more recent study:  http://www.butler.edu/media/3109221/bba-q-a_study.pdf

The world is changing fast!  Even faster than I expected.

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2014-10-27 18:30:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I fully embrace the Manifesto: Content quality and quantity doesn't matter if you don't promote it well.

This eBook is insightful.

Chad Pollitt takes a hard and realistic look at today’s content marketing environment and explains why content production without planned promotion can be a recipe for lackluster results. ___I fully embrace the Manifesto: Content quality and quantity doesn't matter if you don't promote it well.

This eBook is insightful.

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2014-10-31 20:03:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This isn't spooky. It's scary!

If the plan is so complicated it can not be explained in a couple of sentences, you know someone is going to get screwed.

Nooo! #netneutrality  ___This isn't spooky. It's scary!

If the plan is so complicated it can not be explained in a couple of sentences, you know someone is going to get screwed.

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2014-10-12 21:08:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Great read and perspective on content + ad tech from +Michael Brenner at +NewsCred



Great read and perspective on content + ad tech from +Michael Brenner at +NewsCred

___

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2014-10-01 16:27:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Big Disruptions: Amazon v. Publishers --@Uber  v. Taxis -- +Tesla Motors v. Car Dealers -- Now +Netflix v. Movie Theaters

"old release date patterns are starting to look too archaic to the current insta-generation of consumers" and this is a problem for businesses that refuse to change.

Sure, same day release on Netflix might cut some out your revenue but I would like to see this movie on the big IMAX screen and even if the revs are down, they are better than the zero revenues you get for playing the ostrich.

As Theaters Boycott Netflix, Collapsed Windows Seen as Inevitable
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/as-theater-chains-boycott-netflix-collapsed-windows-seen-as-inevitable-1201317673/

Read more about the Amazon versus Hachette fight with +Barry Eisler:  Is Conflict Bad for Publishing?htt... more »

Big Disruptions: Amazon v. Publishers --@Uber  v. Taxis -- +Tesla Motors v. Car Dealers -- Now +Netflix v. Movie Theaters

"old release date patterns are starting to look too archaic to the current insta-generation of consumers" and this is a problem for businesses that refuse to change.

Sure, same day release on Netflix might cut some out your revenue but I would like to see this movie on the big IMAX screen and even if the revs are down, they are better than the zero revenues you get for playing the ostrich.

As Theaters Boycott Netflix, Collapsed Windows Seen as Inevitable
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/as-theater-chains-boycott-netflix-collapsed-windows-seen-as-inevitable-1201317673/

Read more about the Amazon versus Hachette fight with +Barry Eisler:  Is Conflict Bad for Publishing? http://barryeisler.blogspot.com/2014/09/is-conflict-bad-for-publishing.html___

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2014-09-22 17:59:31 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Yelp controls a part of your business reputation, much like Google controls your page rank.

So why does Yelp take so much more heat? With sales people calling business and pitching enhanced placement, things can get confusing fast.

Does Yelp tweak the reputations of paid customers manually? I expect not, but given the number of small businesses involved, we should expect many to think they see evidence of dirty deeds.

Via +Kevin Mullett



Yelp controls a part of your business reputation, much like Google controls your page rank.

So why does Yelp take so much more heat? With sales people calling business and pitching enhanced placement, things can get confusing fast.

Does Yelp tweak the reputations of paid customers manually? I expect not, but given the number of small businesses involved, we should expect many to think they see evidence of dirty deeds.

Via +Kevin Mullett

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2014-10-30 15:14:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Data Smashing :: estimating similarities between streams of arbitrary data without human intervention.

A new kind of exploratory Data Analysis that I really like. Plus, it's from my Alma mater +Cornell University 

Study Authors: +Ishanu Chattopadhyay +Hod Lipson 


cc\ +Doyle Groves 

Removing experts from the data - using data smashing to generate insights when experts don't know what to look for___Data Smashing :: estimating similarities between streams of arbitrary data without human intervention.

A new kind of exploratory Data Analysis that I really like. Plus, it's from my Alma mater +Cornell University 

Study Authors: +Ishanu Chattopadhyay +Hod Lipson 


cc\ +Doyle Groves 

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2014-10-03 16:50:00 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Bill Gates: Bitcoin could be digital bucks for people too poor for a bank account. Tweaks could cut crime.

It's a game changer.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/bill-gates-banks-can-should-take-the-unbanked-1_12YeWaQgm~ngJE26d52g.html

Bill Gates: Bitcoin could be digital bucks for people too poor for a bank account. Tweaks could cut crime.

It's a game changer.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/bill-gates-banks-can-should-take-the-unbanked-1_12YeWaQgm~ngJE26d52g.html___

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2014-10-30 16:11:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Value of Open. This is why Android will win in the not-so long run.

If you own the interface, you control the customer. Apple has been great at that.  But as the world moves to voice control and AI and answers on demand, Apple appears way behind and without an apparent strategy.

cc +Scott Jones  

The Value of Open. This is why Android will win in the not-so long run.

If you own the interface, you control the customer. Apple has been great at that.  But as the world moves to voice control and AI and answers on demand, Apple appears way behind and without an apparent strategy.

cc +Scott Jones  ___

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2014-10-28 03:25:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Verizon spies on you, for a little extra profit. 

Verizon spies on you, for a little extra profit. ___

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2014-10-08 19:19:22 (89 comments, 58 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

 
Feds say they own your identity if you are arrested for a crime...

DOJ essentially argues: "... if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation." says +Radley Balko of the +Washington Post 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/

Hat tip to+Kev... more »

 
Feds say they own your identity if you are arrested for a crime...

DOJ essentially argues: "... if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation." says +Radley Balko of the +Washington Post 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/

Hat tip to +Kevin Mullett 

Image via http://ennaah.deviantart.com/art/No-identity-124551221___

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2014-09-29 13:58:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Be useful because your clients need it. Be long-form because Google demands it. 

Be useful because your clients need it. Be long-form because Google demands it. ___

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2014-10-28 01:44:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Minecraft pixels hurt less than a Lego when you step on them.

Via +David Grigg

___Minecraft pixels hurt less than a Lego when you step on them.

Via +David Grigg

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2014-10-10 16:10:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Your Content is worth more IF you have a Reputation and Google knows it.

A great picture of the future from +David Amerland

Hat tip to +George Station

Identity and Reputation in the Semantic Web

Verifying your identity is key in the semantic web. When the indexing of information leads to inferential judgments that produce answers right on the search results pages (SERPs) Veracity (the 4th of the 4Vs of semantic search) is predicated on identity.

Simply put how can you trust whether a piece of information is true or not when you are uncertain of its origins (which then means you are uncertain of the intent behind its dissemination)?

Semantic search’s entire success depended on search engines being able to identify the originator of a piece of information and then assess their profile with an algorithmically determined trust score. This is not new, of course. In the pre-semantic search days the link graph signature of a website could be used as a trust-assessment system (a fact consolidated in Yahoo’s patented TrustRank the methodologyof which is detailed in a research paper) to help weed out spam from the search results pages.

Trust however continues to be a huge requirement on the web. It featured centrally in Google’s leaked Human Raters Guidelines and both Eric Enge and Bill Slawski have talked about in in detail in relation to ranking in search. 

Identity, Real Names and Trust
Google+ (which Eric Schmidt described as a digital identity service) kicked-off Google’s efforts to map real profiles and understand the interactions between them and became core to some of semantic search’s initial scaling.

Now, just because someone is willing to put a name and a picture up on the web does not mean that immediately all barriers come down and trust is instantly offered to them. But it does go some way towards creating a sense of investment in one’s presence. Trust is always a function of risk assessment. A profile that’s been built up over time through activity and engagement has a reputational value that is hard to get and easy to lose, so its owner is unlikely to engage in activity that destroys it.

This is one of the reasons that the advent of semantic search became such a game-changer for SEO and marketing. When the shortcuts make no sense in terms of providing any time and effort gains, then you may as well be real and work hard to deliver value as the only viable means to gain.

The question frequently asked is why would a real name make a difference in the first place? The reason is mostly psychological. You only have one real name whereas pseudonyms can be create ad infinitum so in the very first instance it creates a perception that makes for fewer deceptive practices. The whole idea behind the Real Names Policy on Google+ and a little later on Google+ Authorship were predicated on this.

Naturally, as many on Google+ know already, lack of a real name does not immediately reduce trust. The creation trustworthiness is based upon the four-step process of:

Contact
Perception
Assessment
Connection

It seems reasonable to suggest then that even pseudonymic profiles can gain the trust of others over time provided an investment of time and effort is made in their reputation.

When Google relaxed the Real Name Policy and finally withdrew support of Google+ authorship from search the fact that it could now follow and map personal profiles across the web as well as its own network was one of the reasons behind the decision.

Reconciling Identities Across Different Social Networks
For Google this is important for several reasons: First, verification of data. This is a big deal. Google indexes the entire world (or wants to according to its mission statement). There is little point in having the “world’s information” in your index if that index cannot then be trusted to give trustworthy replies to search queries. Second, scaling. The indexing of information goes on all the time. As information multiplies the more trusted sources Google can find the faster it can validate it which means the faster it can respond accurately to search queries. Trusted sources are important to scaling. Third, spam (and perhaps trolling as a side issue). Both of these activities pollute the web and sour users’ experience of it. Being able to filter out these two from search allows Google to create a better end user experience.

The principle behind the reconciling of user identities across the web is a simple one. When we establish a social network we usually do so as a specialized subset of our real world ones. We, for instance, create a subset of professional connections at LinkedIn, a subset of familial ones on Facebook and a subset of special interests or hobbies on Google+. In addition there are other fragments of ourselves found in communities, interactions with posts and other content across the web.

How Google Discovers Who You Are on the Web
Google can use a variety of techniques that allow it to index identities across social networks on the web:

Influencers – Those who follow an influencer in one social network also follow them in another, even if they use a different name to do so.

Domain expertise -  Your interests, knowledge, likes and dislikes inevitably seep into whatever online activity you get into.

Login details – Many of us use one or two emails addresses when we create profiles in social networks.

Your contacts – Few people are truly capable of keeping digital profiles that have no overlap in their contacts.

Your network connections – Inevitably the people we choose to follow and interact with provide an overlap that can begin to identify us.

Google+ - Google’s own social network is a great springboard to start off from.

Personal data – The personal data we choose to make public in order to experience a better service is difficult to erase as we switch between social media profiles and (even) identities.

Your location – Location and IP addresses provide additional data.

Your sentiment graph – What we say, to whom, when and how. What is said to us, by whom, when and how, now all become subject to analysis.

Your interest graph – What we engage with in terms of interests, content, websites, and subject matter (and the people we follow as a result).

Your devices – Many devices send specific profile information to Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.

Your Comment Graph – The sentiment expressed in our comments, writing style and comment style as well as more granular signals like the time of day we engage or reply, who we choose to engage with or reply to, the subject matter that gets us going, the length of our replies and the further responses they generate, can become part of a very unique signature that expresses us.

Offline/Online Mapping – The gap between the online and offline world is getting smaller. As Entities are being created it becomes harder and harder to create an online profile that is, essentially and ‘orphan’ existing independently of anything else and find that it is effective in doing anything.

What This Means for Individuals
The semantic web is inescapable. It is scaling fast and it is joining the proverbial dots between online and offline. This will make it harder to take to the web with an intent to vent, bully, stalk or harass people as the repercussions from such activities will potentially be a lot more severe than just the closing of an account.

In a recent Google+ post that’s worth revisiting I noted how finance companies will be using the social web to work out whether to lend money to, or not, to people. As semantic technologies take hold and our online profile becomes part of an algorithm that’s determining something about us (our eligibility for a job, the next blind date we ought to go to, how desirable we are to an organization) we will find that it makes sense to invest in its built up the same way that we invest in the way we build our reputation and personal network offline.

This ties online activity to offline human economic behavior in a way that makes sense for everyone.

Is this the end of Trolling?
Anonymity across the web has frequently allowed unwarranted behavior that has placed emotional and psychological pressure on individuals that were on the receiving end of it. Will the ability to map profiles allow the pasting of a “Troll” label across them?

Even if that were possible it may not be desirable. By degrees the web is turning into a transparent, interlinked community. Tarring and feathering is not really the best way to move forward. If they find themselves being increasingly isolated, their trolling activity returning no intrinsic rewards trolls too will either desist or “get with the program”.

What It Means for Marketers
The web is still about connection which means discovery and search. But search is changing. It is now driven by context and answers. Entities are important because they become trusted points. Marketers who are serious about succeeding on the web should:

• Have interlinked social media profiles.

• Try to achieve as great a data density as possible (place detailed information about what you do and why where your audience is most likely to find it)

• Tie every detail into your unique way of doing things (in other words develop a distinct online identity the same way you develop a distinct offline one).

• Create valuable content regularly in a way that establishes a real connection with your audience.

• Do not market. I know this sounds ridiculous but marketing is all about actions that have to be done without really asking “why?”. Spend your time, instead, providing to your audience the things they really want to know.

• Use more than one social network. I know time is precious. Different social network platforms have different audiences and unless you’re doing something that’s incredibly focused and narrow (like brain surgery or rocket science) then the chances are that you will find your audience is scattered all over the place. Make it easy for them to find you and connect with you by having a diverse, widely-cast online presence.

• Bring online and offline closer together. Make sure you have QR codes in your offline presence. Use Google+ for business for your business listing. Update your online presence in real time to match your offline activities.

• Create a brand. Have a mission statement, clearly communicated brand values and a methodology to achieve transparency, in place.

• Create relationships. When just one bad transaction can cost you thousands or even millions in reputational damage then it’s worth investing a lot of time and effort in creating a good experience every single time.

• Be personable. If you’re a business this is hard to do. Yet you really do need to find a ‘voice’ and develop a ‘style’ much as you would if you were a person.

• Be reasonable. We talk about creating exceptional content but exceptional content really is the kind of content that delivers value to its audience when they need it most.

• Be precise. On the web it’s easy to try to be all things to all people. That will only serve to diffuse your marketing efforts and dilute your sense of identity. Be what you really want to be and trust that it will help you connect with those who are your audience.

Semantic search is scaling fast and the semantic web is being created as we speak. Acting sooner rather than later will help because there really are no shortcuts to building a profile and a reputation, any more.

For all the links and sources here's the original page: http://goo.gl/0wGm1L___Your Content is worth more IF you have a Reputation and Google knows it.

A great picture of the future from +David Amerland

Hat tip to +George Station

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