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Carter Gibson has been at 23 events

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Jerry James Stone447,812Join me for a LIVE chat with Lieutenant Governor +Gavin Newsom on the challenges California vineyards face with respect to sustainability and climate change. We'll touch on how wineries influence what other farmers are doing and why the Lieutenant Governor is interested in this space. Oh, and we'll probably talk about his hair too.Live Chat with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Sustainable Farming Practices in California Vineyards2013-08-21 20:30:0080 
Google Local San Francisco799,795*RSVP Here* — http://goo.gl/6Uh6A Got a flair for design? Learn to build your own private terrarium world at our DIY Terrarium Workshop & Cocktail Party.  Don’t worry if you’ve never designed your own terrarium. The fantastic designers behind *MakersKit* (http://makerskit.com/) will be on hand to offer personal instruction and advice. You’ll also have everything you need to make your own glass terrarium to take home with you: charcoal, pea pebbles, soil, moss and an abundance of succulents and indoor plants from which to choose. Personalize your eco-creation with a found object, rock or figurine — we’ll have a few to pick from or bring a favorite from home. After we’ve created our tiny living worlds, we’ll sip on layered ‘terrarium cocktails’ hand-crafted by local bartenders and nibble on gourmet treats. We’ll also engage in a little show-and-tell; the designer of the most creative, original and novel terrarium will be rewarded with something extra special to help further their creative spirit. *Be sure to RSVP for you and up to 1 guest. We’ll send you a confirmation invite as soon as we’ve read your fantastic new reviews*. — http://goo.gl/6Uh6A Remember that Power User events are ONLY for our most active Google+ Local users (those who have written a large number of quality reviews and continue to write new, quality reviews each month), and their guests, so start reviewing places you’ve visited.Power Users + Friends: DIY Terrarium Workshop & Cocktail Party2013-07-11 18:30:0062 
The LittleBigFund112,824Join one of three LGBT organizations we're featuring for July to discuss their story, their strategy and their difficulties. Read their story over on our website :: http://bit.ly/13I7U12 :: and then come here to ask questions that we'll answer live on air. This is your chance to get to know the organizations your donations can help. We value transparency, openness, and want to give you the opportunity to make informed decisions about how to help the world around you.So go ahead! What do you want to know about the Q Center's SMYRC?The story of the Q Center's SMYRC2013-06-22 01:00:0010 
Google Local San Francisco799,795RSVP Here — http://goo.gl/eUUcPPower users, get your quarters ready. We’re taking a time machine back to an era when pinball machines ruled the earth. We’ve reserved the entirety of the retail store and custom silk screen printing shop Free Gold Watch (http://goo.gl/Tcrqn) for a three-hour pinball and screen printing marathon. Bring in your most boring t-shirt, tote bag, tank top or hoodie, and we’ll jazz it up together with the help of the Free Gold Watch team. Come ready to play the pinball games (your first fistful of quarters is on us) as you nosh on snacks and nurse a few drinks. We’ll also engage in some friendly competition to find out which of our power users know their way around a playfield. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet received your diploma from the Hogwarts School of Pinball Wizardry — Bay Area pinball champion Andrei Massenkoff (http://goo.gl/9pXwb) will be on site to give you tips on how to improve your game and make your first skill shot. Be sure to RSVP for you and up to three guests. We’ll send you a confirmation invite as soon as we’ve read your fantastic new reviews. — http://goo.gl/eUUcPRemember that Power User events are ONLY for our most active Google+ Local users (those who have written a large number of quality reviews and continue to write new, quality reviews each month), and their guests, so start reviewing places you’ve visited.Power Users + Friends: Pinball & Screenprinting Palooza2013-06-20 03:30:0058 
msnbc2,351,518Join +msnbc anchors in a series of Google+ Hangouts On Air surrounding #MarriageEquality beginning June 17.The Supreme Court is set to return monumental decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8.We'll be talking to experts, celebrities, and members of the community who will be affected by the court's decisions. Join the conversation by using #MarriageEquality on Google+.Monday, June 17, 12:15-12:45 PM ETDOMA/Prop 8 Decision: What Does This All Mean?Hosted by +Thomas Roberts  Tuesday, June 18, 12:15-12:45 PM ETDOMA/Prop 8 Decision: Changing Your CommunityHosted by +All In with Chris Hayes Wednesday, June 19, 12:15-12:45 PM ETDOMA/Prop 8 Decision: Both Sides of the AisleHosted by +Up with Steve Kornacki Monday, June 24, 2:15-2:45 PM ETDOMA/Prop 8 Decision: From Hollywood to Your HometownHosted by +Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday, June 27, 2:15-2:45 PM ETDOMA/Prop 8 Decision: Reaction to the RulingsHosted by Melissa Harris-Perry of +MHPShow msnbc Hangout On Air Series: Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage Equality2013-06-17 18:15:001845 
Lori Friedrich49,883Join us on Friday, May 17th for our 4th episode of Friday Live! when our featured guest will be +Carter Gibson! Tune in to hear more about the upcoming launch of +The LittleBigFund , reaching 1 MILLION followers, and more! The Little Big Fund Giving little actions a big impact.https://littlebigfund.org/ I hope to see you there! Friday Live! Ep 4 - Carter Gibson2013-05-17 20:00:0023 
Chris Messina134,251Come join members of the Google+ Design team for a casual meet and greet — with drinks and good times.The presenters and mentors from the Get Unstuck: Gamestorming Not Brainstorming [1] session at Google I/O 2013 will be on hand to continue the conversation and get more acquainted.This event is strictly 21+, as Local Edition will be serving up punch and other adult beverages so do bring ID!Tickets are limited, so make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite early: http://googleplusdesign.eventbrite.com/[1] https://developers.google.com/events/io/sessions/419755974Google + Design Happier Hour #io132013-05-17 17:00:00164 
8,000,004Meeting Time:  5:30 PM PT on May 14Meeting/Starting Location:  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9 Ending Location:  Union Square on the Geary Street SideHashtag:   #GlassPhotoWalk  How to Win Google Glass:  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for +Curtis Simmons to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number! Join +Thomas Hawk and +Trey Ratcliff for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you!The Plan: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan:- Focus on PhotoWalkers:  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative!- Photo Lessons - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera.- Need Photo Advice - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help!- Sharing - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001375 
Google Local San Francisco799,795*Want to join us on an exclusive Dishcrawl in the Mission? What if you could bring a friend too? And maybe even win a brand, spankin’ new Nexus 7?* We want to take you and 10 other winners out for an exclusive night on the town in the Mission on April 10th. We’ve teamed up with Dishcrawl to put together a unique food crawl in the Mission. For the chance to win a spot, all you have to do is review local Mission restaurants, bars or cafes on Google+ Local. Plus, one Grand Prize winner will score a Nexus 7! Check out details on the event below, sign-up and then hop over to Google+ Local to start reviewing. *To enter, please visit:* https://www.google.com/local/contest/missiondishcrawl0313 *Prizes* Grand Prize Winner - 4G Nexus 7 w/32GB  + A pair of tickets to the Mission Dishcrawl on April 10th 10 More Winners -  A pair of tickets to the Mission Dishcrawl on April 10th *Rules* We'll assign points based on how well-written and informative each review is, and whoever has the most points at the end of the contest wins!  Every review you do is another chance to win, so go crazy (but keep it classy because we're looking for quality)!  *We can't wait to enjoy all the Mission has to offer with Dishcrawl and our winners!*Google's Mission Dishcrawl2013-04-10 19:00:0057 
Future of StoryTelling556,612Daria Musk went from playing songs in her room to putting on shows for over 2 million fans when she began live streaming performances over Google+.Her 2012 FoST film detailed what Musk calls “the ripple effect;” the phenomenon that brings people together and mobilizes a fan base: http://futureofstorytelling.org/film/?id=5On Wednesday, March 27th, Daria hangs out with us for a Virtual Roundtable to discuss how socially-networked concerts change what it means to be a member of an audience.  Does your idea, your product, or your life story have the power to be instantly global?Feel free to submit questions for the panel in the message board below or on Twitter (@FoSTorg)!FoST Virtual Roundtable: The Ripple Effect & Building A Global Audience Through Social Media2013-03-27 17:00:0096 
Google for Nonprofits1,952,199In partnership with Google+, join us for a hangout celebration on World Water Day, March 22nd at 10:30 am PST! This year we are focused on raising awareness for the 780 million people that do not have access to clean water -- and what we can do together to solve the water crisis.            The hangout will feature representatives from +charity: water, +Water.org, +Water For People, +WaterAid, +PEOPLE WATER, +WHOLE WORLD Water, and be moderated by YouTube Star +Justine Ezarik. The participants will be discussing the water crisis at large, and how we can take action. #WorldWaterDay2013World Water Day Google+ Hangout Celebration2013-03-22 18:30:00456 
Sarah Hill2,731,501Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.  Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life).Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +. Our venue only holds 100 so you must RVSP early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00247 
Carter Gibson1,282,185"New Visions for Space" will feature young voices from NASA Academy, Yuri's Night, AIAA Young Professionals Committee, The Moon Society and others to talk about how exciting all of the new developments in space are, and how all of us are making a real difference in our space future. Guests include:The BIL Conference - Carter Gibson (Moderator)The Moon Society - Ken Murphy (Organizer)Liftport - Michael Laine (Co-Organizer)Yuri's Night - Brice RussStarstryder - Pamela GaySEDS - Michael ZwachNASA Academy - Will PomerantzISU-USA - Laura BurnsAIAA YPC - Alison LauderbachPlease tune in on Wednesday, and be sure to let all of your friends know on Facebook, Twitter and other social media!  Let's show the world how awesome space is!New Visions for Space2013-02-07 03:00:00101 
Google Local San Francisco799,795Take a break for lunch out of the office and meet some new friends while discovering all the tasty lunch time treats located at the Ferry Building. Join Google+ Local for a casual lunch at Tacolicious during the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market on Thursday, January 31st.Lunch is on your own tab, but our Community Manager, +Amy Higgins, will be handing out Google+ swag to all the friendly users who check in with her, upload photos and learn more about reviewing on Google+ Local: http://goo.gl/VzSvpAs part of our monthly community lunch series, we invite Google+ users to explore fun places in San Francisco to review. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends!Out Of Office Community Lunch2013-01-31 11:30:008 
Future of StoryTelling556,612The Virtual Roundtable weekly series continues on Wednesday 1/23 with OK Go frontman, Damian Kulash. Deemed the "first post-Internet band", OK Go is responsible for creating some of the most iconic, viral music videos of all time. Damian's FoST Film offers a play-by-play of the band's farewell to major-label funding and subsequent pursuit of corporate sponsorship—and never at the expense of artistic integrity. Watch it here:  http://futureofstorytelling.org/film/?id=4What are some ways that emerging storytellers can initiate fruitful relationships with corporate partners or marketers? How heavily does digital technology, especially interactive and mobile technology, play into the process of artistic creation? Tune in Wednesday at 12:30pm est to hear from the expert. FoST Virtual Roundtable: Damian Kulash2013-01-30 18:30:00122 
Billy Wilson1,544,481Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week we have some fun people including LGBT Activist and CEO & Founder of +The LittleBigFund +Carter Gibson; Model, Actress, TV Presenter, & Playboy Playmate +April Summers; Writer, Artist, & Photographer +M Monica who'll be telling us about some new shows; Photographers +Wick Sakit & +Damien Franco; and Special Musical Guest +Dan Colville ColVane ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". +Tibby & I are excited!You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHThe video player is embedded above!TSBW Variety Show #43: New Shows, The LittleBigFund, Photography, April Summers, & Live Music from ColVane ! (On Air Hangout)2013-01-26 04:00:00109 
Amy Higgins4,855Want to explore San Francisco in a whole new way and learn about local businesses at the same time? Join us for a Dogpatch neighborhood photo scavenger hunt where you can win fun prizes, meet new people and take some funky photos!Meet me in front of Piccino Cafe’s lil’ coffee shop on 22nd Street where we'll assign teams, hand out the clue sheets and start the adventure. Teams of up to four people will rove the Dogpatch, uploading pictures of the "hunted" locations to the businesses’ respective Google+ Local business pages.All you need to participate is the Google+ Local app on your smartphone. (On Android, it's part of Google Maps.)  After the hunt, we'll head to Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous to tally the points and hand out prizes!This event is FREE and completely open to the public-- just RSVP and we'll see you on Saturday, January 19th!Party Mode! Share the goodness with those who couldn’t attend through photos. Simply download the Google+ App, click on the event, then click Party Mode and start snapping pics!We will also be using the hashtag #DogPatchQuest  if you want to follow along all the fun on Twitter.Stay Connected! Want to find out about other upcoming activities, tips and news?Follow us on Twitter @GoogleLocalSFSign up for our local SF newsletter: http://goo.gl/FDDP4Neighborhood Photo Quest: Dogpatch2013-01-19 22:00:0020 
Amy Higgins4,855Dine About Town is San Francisco’s "restaurant week." Being a city for foodies though, one week isn’t enough. The program runs twice a year for two weeks, January 15-31 and June 1-15, so you can indulge again and again. Please join San Francisco Google+ Local Community Manager, +Amy Higgins, for a casual dinner at  Mission Rock Resort to celebrate Dine About Town.Dinner is on your own tab, but we'll be handing out Google+ swag to all the friendly users who check in with Amy, upload photos and learn more about reviewing on Google+ Local: http://goo.gl/VzSvpDuring Dine About Town, Mission Rock Resort is doing a prix-fixe three-course dinner for $36.95. Please RSVP in the comments below, so we know how many people to reserve a spot for at our table.Rockin' Dine About Town2013-01-18 04:30:005 
Daria Musk3,575,494You, Me & A LIttle Music History!Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City!How To Join The Hangout!★ RSVP Right Here!★ Circle +Stonehenge NYC  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle!★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible!★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDvTell Me More...I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action!This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks! And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :)One More Surprise is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;)XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00371 
Samasource58,699WORK FOR THE NEXT BILLIONDid you know that four billion people worldwide live on less than $3 a day and have no access to formal work? At Samasource, we believe that access to dignified work is a fundamental human right and a necessity in order to fight poverty at its roots.Update: Gala Tickets & Tables are sold out, but a few tickets remain for the After Party, which features cocktails + live performances by Grammy award-winning artist, Estelle, and DJ Atish. Get your ticket before we sell out: http://bit.ly/TkCUgqBuy your ticket today for the 4th annual Give Work Gala After Party to help us create Work for the Next Billion. Your contribution will help Samasource reach its $1 million goal, which will allow us to provide life-changing work to more than 4,000 women and youth globally in 2012, resulting in a powerful ripple effect across marginalized communities. For full event details, visit www.samasource.org/galaSamasource 4th Annual Give Work Gala + After Party2012-11-02 18:30:0031 
Daria Musk3,575,494CAMPFIRE CONCERT ♨ SAT SEPT 22NDLet's sing farewell to summer and welcome fall together, around the campfire, around the world!KUMBAYA, BABY!We're taking the newest way of sharing back to it's oldest roots. Singing, stories, human connection, and s'mores. Ok maybe they didn't always have s'mores. ;) Some great friends like +Karen Hutton +Carter Gibson +Alida Brandenburg +Dolidh Young +Max Lugavere +Tina Vale and more are coming to share their own campfire-style songs, stories and games. We'll marathon, sing-a-long and rotate seats 'til the sun goes down. So grab some hot cocoa, flashlights, sleeping bags and come hang!Comment below to let me know if you want a special early-invite or if you'd like to share something! We could use some good 'ol harmonica to set the mood! XO, DariaCampfire (Hangout) Concert!2012-09-22 22:00:00552 
London 20121,470,812The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here! We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world.We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games.We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web.// What you need to do nowTell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details.Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with!// What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pmOn the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments.Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface. Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004697 
Lotus Carroll1,770,689Join +Juan Gonzalez and myself on June 30th for a Live, On-Air Hangout Concert with +Suite 709 in celebration of Google+ turning 1 Year Old! We'll be partying with the band in their studio and we want you all to rock out with us. :) Be here on my account at 2:30 Central and check it out. We'll be ready to party, and you won't want to miss the performance by +Suite 709 - and they say they're giving a special gift to all their Google+ friends, so be there!On-Air Hangout Concert with Suite 7092012-06-30 21:30:0064 

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Daniel Mihai Popescu67,008*Music, Twitter and SF@My most recent circle! I hope you don't mind if I mention you in comments, since my notification system doesn't seem to work.It is the first round, I'm not sure this will be the definitive version.Best wishes :)Lately I developed a fixation for Tsu, and if you don't have a profile there, this is my invitation:http://www.tsu.co/DanielMihaiPopescuIf you already have one, let's be friends and help each other grow!It'll be awesome to meet you there too! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  2014-12-16 20:37:15498000
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Secret Santa9,245This is your Elf circle. Please add them and let them know when you've sent a gift and to whom. Add the hashtag #santagift  to help us track things.If you have an issue, please send the Elves a private message and use the hashtag  #santahelpdesk  to help us find issues. Our admin tools are just now online and we're trying to catch up.  Please be patient.2014-12-08 04:05:467107
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Bearman Cartoons77,214Thanksgiving Thank You CircleThis circle would probably be of no importance to anyone but me but I appreciate everyone in it.  These are the people that have shared me in a circle and more importantly many of them engage with me regularly.  To them and to all of you who continue to put up with me.  Thanks and hope this holiday brings lots of love and happiness.2014-11-27 23:04:2129539867
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Craig Roggow4,452++++++++++++What's cool about this post is that you can be included not just 1 but "2" upcoming new super engager circles!!! Simply, just follow the easy instructions below for me +Craig Roggow  then follow back the link to +Brandon Leibowitz , then plus and comment on his post too!!! That's it!! 2014-11-21 23:26:1935710825
Project Bolony1,618Rules are simple:1. SHARE this circle share Post PUBLICLY to your stream.2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it.3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle and SHARE#sharedcircle       #awesomepeople   #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle   #circleshared 2014-11-20 22:29:55419000
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Snowball Circles9,049This makes #snowballcircle share number 5. Out of the 1st 4 we gained the world record and averaged 623 shares per post.Also I gained 8,000 followers in a week and engagement went up 300%.You want in? Simple.1. ADD the circle to yours.2. Plus the post3. Comment on the post4. SHARE the post.Easy right?Now if you ever need Social Media branding for ANY network and I men any contact us at www.iboommedia.com currently a 7 to 14 day waiting period. During that time fill in all your info for us to research. Packages start at 500 to 15,000 per month.We have clients that are the best in the world at what they do so if you feel the need to look that up have fun!Let's SHARE this baby!+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Best Circles Unlimited +Crazy Circles +Best Circles Unlimited +Circle Boss +Jmhhacker Circle Share +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles on G+ +CircleCount +Bernd Hau +Mariko +Amig Von Hallen +Brandon Leibowitz +Daniel Stock +2014-11-15 02:49:223591721206510
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496215
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397131215
Brian Mcquillan13,393New Public CircleThis is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.1. Follow/Add our page(this is needed in order for us to add you to the circle).2. Share the circle publicly.3. (Optional) if you would like to be include in a more specialized circle click on this link #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #awesomecircle  #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople2014-11-11 08:27:25464438
GAR Pictures0A marvelous circle with wonderful people!! #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-11 02:20:51468144
Circle Google153DIAMOND TEAM ELITE ENGAGER CIRCLE 11.11.14This is my Diamond Team Elite Circle. Along with my Elite Inner Circle, these are the people who have helped me grow to where I am today. They have my gratitude, and to help them, and to help you grow your followers I am sharing them here. There is no automatic criteria to get into this circle. These are people who I have chosen and personally hand curated.To get to the next level and have a chance to become a Team Elite Engager, there are five simple steps:1. Make sure you have added me!2. +1 this post3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. DO NOT DELETE THIS SHARE OR YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM NEXT WEEK'S  OR POSSIBLY BLACKLISTED FROM  FOR GOOD4. Optionally, comment to let me know what you have done! (this is optional, because my circles often reach the maximum 500 comments).5. So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.6. Optionally, add everyone from this circle - your Google Plus engagement is likely to skyrocket, as many people in the circle will add you back and plus, share and comment on your posts!~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~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.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~The ReSound Enzo includes two firsts: It is the first Super Power Made For iPhone hearing aid, and it is also the first MFi hearing aid that includes a telecoil, allowing wearers to take advantage of hands free calling with their iPhone, as well as wireless streaming of music, Facetime and YouTube from their iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod Touch - as well as listening through public loop induction systems in theatres, banks, post offices and places of worship.Unless you have used this kind of technology before you're probably thinking it's no big deal - after all, you've been able to get Bluetooth headsets for years, but until now you used to need an intermediate wireless device worn as a necklace or lapel clip to translate between Bluetooth and each manufacturer's own proprietary wireless protocol. As well as extra bulk, these would be one more gadget you'd have to remember to charge. The Made For iPhone protocol and hardware does away with all that as it's already built in to the hearing aids. Pretty neat, huh?http://www.londonhearingaids.co.uk/ReSound/resound-enzo-9-hearing-aid-uk-price-lowest-guaranteed-1675-including-lifetime-aftercare-call-0203-397-9787.html#enzo   #resoundenzo   #resound   #mfi   #MadeForiPhone   #superpower2014-11-11 01:22:40244012
Circle Google153DIAMOND TEAM ELITE ENGAGER CIRCLE 10.11.14This is my Diamond Team Elite Circle. Along with my Elite Inner Circle, these are the people who have helped me grow to where I am today. They have my gratitude, and to help them, and to help you grow your followers I am sharing them here. There is no automatic criteria to get into this circle. These are people who I have chosen and personally hand curated.To get to the next level and have a chance to become a Team Elite Engager, there are five simple steps:1. Make sure you have added me!2. +1 this post3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. DO NOT DELETE THIS SHARE OR YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM NEXT WEEK'S  OR POSSIBLY BLACKLISTED FROM  FOR GOOD4. Optionally, comment to let me know what you have done! (this is optional, because my circles often reach the maximum 500 comments).5. So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.6. Optionally, add everyone from this circle - your Google Plus engagement is likely to skyrocket, as many people in the circle will add you back and plus, share and comment on your posts!~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~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.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~The ReSound Enzo includes two firsts: It is the first Super Power Made For iPhone hearing aid, and it is also the first MFi hearing aid that includes a telecoil, allowing wearers to take advantage of hands free calling with their iPhone, as well as wireless streaming of music, Facetime and YouTube from their iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod Touch - as well as listening through public loop induction systems in theatres, banks, post offices and places of worship.Unless you have used this kind of technology before you're probably thinking it's no big deal - after all, you've been able to get Bluetooth headsets for years, but until now you used to need an intermediate wireless device worn as a necklace or lapel clip to translate between Bluetooth and each manufacturer's own proprietary wireless protocol. As well as extra bulk, these would be one more gadget you'd have to remember to charge. The Made For iPhone protocol and hardware does away with all that as it's already built in to the hearing aids. Pretty neat, huh?http://www.londonhearingaids.co.uk/ReSound/resound-enzo-9-hearing-aid-uk-price-lowest-guaranteed-1675-including-lifetime-aftercare-call-0203-397-9787.html#enzo   #resoundenzo   #resound   #mfi  #MadeForiPhone   #superpower   2014-11-10 16:18:23245323
Allan watson11,670Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-11-10 11:41:14467222232
Circle Google57•Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles. ➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete You are in my ELITE INNER CIRCLE 07.10.14 - Please Plus And Share!#cristianoronaldo  #CR7Underwear this weekend! #vangaal   #moyes   #manchesterunited   #manutd   #premierleague   #football   #vangaal   #management   #manchesterunited   #football   #footballnews   #soccernews   #manutd   #premierleague   #ihavenoideawhatimdoing   #funny   #football   #lol   #HalaMadrid   #andreapirlo   #pirlo   #juventus   #juve   #manchester   #manchesterunited   #manchestercity   #andreapirlo   #pirlo   #juventus   #football #ronaldo   2014-11-09 10:30:19245000
Mat Bi57Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia You are in my ELITE INNER CIRCLE 07.10.14 - Please Plus And Share!+A Bachelor For Life#CR7Underwear this weekend! #vangaal   #moyes  #manchesterunited   #manutd   #premierleague  #football  #vangaal   #management  #manchesterunited   #football   #footballnews  #soccernews   #manutd   #premierleague   2014-11-08 13:37:46241333036
Mat Bi0Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia You are in my ELITE INNER CIRCLE 07.10.14 - Please Plus And Share!+A Bachelor For Life#CR7Underwear this weekend! #vangaal   #moyes  #manchesterunited   #manutd   #premierleague  #football  #vangaal   #management  #manchesterunited   #football   #footballnews  #soccernews   #manutd   #premierleague   2014-11-08 13:37:13241011
Leo Messi1+Cristiano Ronaldo To help you gain more followers and supercharge your Google Plus experience, I'm sharing one of my secrets to gaining so many followers - these are my Elite Inner Circle - they have shared circles that they aren't in themselves. What does that mean? It means that they show genuine altruism by helping other people when they won't directly benefit themselves.Along with my Team Elite Engager circles, these are the people who have helped me grow to where I am today. They have my gratitude, and to help them, and to help you grow your followers I am sharing them here.To get to the next level and have a chance to become a Team Elite Engager (and this also applies to people who aren't in this circle), there are six simple steps:1. Make sure you have added me!2. +1 this post3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. DO NOT DELETE THIS SHARE OR YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM NEXT WEEK'S #teamelite OR POSSIBLY BLACKLISTED FROM #teamelite FOR GOOD4. Optionally, comment to let me know what you have done! (this is optional, because my circles often reach the maximum 500 comments).5. So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.6. You need to share within 5 days of when the circle was published, as I publish my #teamelite circles weekly, and they take me a day or so to curate. Otherwise it may be two weeks before I pick up your share and you get added to the circle again. This is especially true for my #eliteinnercircle . Therefore, for the best results if the circle is more than a week old, you should share my latest #teamelite and #eliteinnercircle circles, which you can find on my profile page at: https://Plus.google.com/+CristianoRonaldoplus/postsMy Team Elite Engager Circles are shared regularly by other circle sharers - it currently stands at 1000 active sharers, and will be reviewed and reshared regularly, so do yourselves a big favour and become one of the Elite!     #teamelite  You can find my #teamelitecircle and #teameliteengagercircle here:+Cristiano Ronaldo +Fundación Leo Messi +Facebook Fanpage Generator ~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~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 af2014-11-08 10:41:20237000
AUTO 57Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, *********************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.*********************************************************************#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #share #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers 2014-11-03 14:39:32330223
Alex Chris19,498TOP GOOGLE PLUS LEADERSIf you are looking for a way to increase your Google plus followers and also engage with the Top Google Plus Leaders then this circle is for you. I have manually selected each and every person in this circle based on their popularity and engagement on Google+ and it is guarantee that you will receive the popularity you deserve!If you want to be added in the next round, all you have to do is:->Add it your circles->Share it with your followers->+1 this post->Comment on this post so that I know you want to be addedIf you are already included in this circle please share it with your followers for even more exposure!November 03 - Round #1#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircle #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle #dontconfusethecircles #topsharedcircle  #topgoogleengagers  #awesomeCirlce #AddPeople #gplusers #teamcircleshare #awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle#circles     #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public  #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare 2014-11-03 13:45:59231121010
Rosie Taylor12,301#6                        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-11-03 02:12:49436000
Media Shower3,759A great follower circle!ATTENTION! +IBoom +IBoom Media is launching a #Snowballcircle share.Our prior 2 circle shares currently HOLD the World Record for Most shares! Number 1 and 2! I have included 354 lucky people for this one!For Social media services of any kind reach out to www.iboommedia.comSO to stay in this circle or TO BECOME a part of it in the future it is SIMPLE!ADD the circle to your account!Plus the Post!Make a comment stating you wish to be added!Then Share the post!If you do this you WILL be added in the World Record Circle Share forever!For those of you that think it is no big deal....well your loss!So let's get to it and BREAK some Records!www.iboommedia.com#sharedcircles #snowballcircle #jmhhacker #publiccircle #growthcircle #sharedcircles #iboommedia #householdhacker #fiverrjmhhacker +Secrets Of Google+ +Joshua Horton +Justin Matthew +Crazy Circles +Best Circles Unlimited +Circle Boss +Influencer Sharing +Public Circles +Daniel Stock +Delton Doucet +Best Circles Unlimited +Nikki White +Eric Weiss +Vladimir Samsonov +Giuseppe Villa +Stig Eriksson +Joel Fletcher +Giuseppe Villa +Best Circles Unlimited +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +Crazy Circles +Camo Yoshi +Michael Schobel +Kenneth Ruby +Gert Jan Hermus +Gert Jan Hermus +Larry Holisky +Kenneth Ruby +Eve Namu +Johnna Crider Sabri Abdul Qader +Euro Maestro +Ee Sanje News +Nikki White +Delton Doucet 2014-10-31 00:54:16356001
Kenneth Nicholson6,980Circle 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!#sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles 2014-10-24 12:15:41498445685
Snowball Circles7,990ATTENTION! +IBoom +IBoom Media is launching a #Snowballcircle share.Our prior 2 circle shares currently HOLD the World Record for Most shares! Number 1 and 2! I have included 354 lucky people for this one!For Social media services of any kind reach out to www.iboommedia.comSO to stay in this circle or TO BECOME a part of it in the future it is SIMPLE!ADD the circle to your account!Plus the Post!Make a comment stating you wish to be added!Then Share the post!If you do this you WILL be added in the World Record Circle Share forever!For those of you that think it is no big deal....well your loss!So let's get to it and BREAK some Records!www.iboommedia.com #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #jmhhacker #publiccircle #growthcircle #sharedcircles #iboommedia #householdhacker #fiverrjmhhacker +Secrets Of Google+ +Joshua Horton +Justin Matthew +Crazy Circles +Best Circles Unlimited +Circle Boss +Influencer Sharing +Public Circles +2014-10-24 04:49:59355215210378
Modestina Cicero284#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingcircles #followers #snowballcircle #jmhhacker  +Kavalon Gilliam +Delton Doucet +Delton Doucet +Barbara fariña +Joe Liedtke +Peter Gregg +Cesare Riccardo +Eric Weiss +Ben Heys  +David Haskell +Amy Sargent +Daniel Stock +Dan Tulloh +Clint Butler  +Erik van Erne +Brandon Leibowitz 2014-10-16 18:19:02333011
Becky Collins17,572Social Media Solutions & Platforms 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 ?2014-10-14 09:14:42500115
Rosie Taylor10,162#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-12 04:05:30436131125
Антон Смирнов0#chiburator #krugi #circle  #CIRCLE #KRUGI #RUSSIA #CHIBURATOR  #circle   #amazing   #content   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #CHiBURATOR #KRUGI #CIRCLE #RUSSIA  #добавитькруги Обмен Кругами!  5  #CHIBURATOR #KRUGI #RUSSIAN #CIRCLE  #CIrcle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   2014-10-11 13:22:32428104
Jill Loeffler2,934Jill's Amazing CircleWelcome to my second circle share. This circle includes a variety of active individuals and they are the reason why I love hanging out on Google+.If you receive a message about this circle, that means you are included. If you want to remain in the circle, please comment, like, and share. If you would like to be included, please comment, like, and share too and I'll add as many people as I can.Thanks everyone! Have a wonderful day or evening (depending on where you are today)!Enjoy ~ Jill2014-10-10 02:22:54345151417
SpedireAdesso.com261#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingcircles #followers #snowballcircle #jmhhacker  +Kavalon Gilliam +Delton Doucet +Delton Doucet +Barbara fariña +Joe Liedtke +Peter Gregg +Cesare Riccardo +Eric Weiss +Ben Heys  +David Haskell +Amy Sargent +Daniel Stock +Dan Tulloh +Clint Butler  +Erik van Erne +Brandon Leibowitz 2014-10-08 11:34:25332000
steph wanamaker107,669#followfriday   my must read circle !  +AccuraCast and  +Scredible you are in here!2014-10-03 20:01:5048815
George Clark7,298This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing   #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle  2014-09-30 11:01:27472162028
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303283042
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 10:52:53486372240
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Sunny CT1,721Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are in this circle, +1 and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)Optional: Checkout http://www.instagc.com/161602 and let me know your views, although not a compulsion but one's visiting or logging with their accounts on http://www.instagc.com/161602 will be given a special preference for next 5 circles in this week#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-09-10 11:30:2950115920
John Wood13,648Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise youIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will be more than thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare   #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers   #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer   #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles   #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare   #circlesharing #publiccircle 2014-09-10 06:07:52497504081
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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 Collins15,853Exceptional Smartphones and Tablets Mobile 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 ?2014-08-28 05:24:404413111
Rosie Taylor7,685#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-28 04:42:3243611914

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2014-07-28 19:43:50 (163 comments, 56 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

If we want the internet to be taken seriously, trolling needs to end.

Trolling - the act of over-reacting to the point of absurdity, causing shit storms for the sake of it, harassing people to get reactions, etc - is increasingly becoming a product of a bygone internet era. With anonymity comes confidence, and with confidence comes abuse. The internet used to, primarily, be a place for fun and news, but has grown into the most important platform for global democracy. If someone has internet access, they have a voice - and people want their voices to be seriously considered. The internet has grown up, deciding the fate of legislation, spreading open and free information, and becoming the largest, most important community building platform the human race has ever had. As the net grows up, it's time for its users to as well.

In general, I'm against anonymity on the... more »

Most reshares: 129

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2014-09-09 18:05:26 (80 comments, 129 reshares, 454 +1s)Open 

Sorry Apple. I think you've been bested.

Can you tell which one is Apple and which one is Android? The times have changed kiddos. Apple is, officially, no longer the greatest tech designer. I'll opt out of the Apple WATCH - Nano Wrist Edition.

#Apple   #AppleWatch   #iWatch   #Moto360  

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2014-09-09 18:05:26 (80 comments, 129 reshares, 454 +1s)Open 

Sorry Apple. I think you've been bested.

Can you tell which one is Apple and which one is Android? The times have changed kiddos. Apple is, officially, no longer the greatest tech designer. I'll opt out of the Apple WATCH - Nano Wrist Edition.

#Apple   #AppleWatch   #iWatch   #Moto360  

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2014-12-15 18:49:27 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

I got to do something I never thought I'd be able to.

If you know me, you know that I have a huge thing for pandas. Specifically, I have a huge thing for red pandas. I think they are the fucking cutest, best, most stupid, most adorable creatures on the planet. Hands down. I never thought I would ever have the chance to get close to one, let alone touch one. I was wrong.

My boyfriend Shane (oh yeah. I've been dating this really hot, really nice, really awesome dude for 8months. More on that later...) told me weeks ago that I couldn't make  plans for Sunday. So I, of course, spent the coming days trying to figure out what we were doing. About an hour before we went, I figured it out. We were going to the zoo! BOOM BITCH! I figured it out. I'm a genius. I'm so smart.

Nope. I was wrong. Well, at least I didn't get the whole story.

As... more »

I got to do something I never thought I'd be able to.

If you know me, you know that I have a huge thing for pandas. Specifically, I have a huge thing for red pandas. I think they are the fucking cutest, best, most stupid, most adorable creatures on the planet. Hands down. I never thought I would ever have the chance to get close to one, let alone touch one. I was wrong.

My boyfriend Shane (oh yeah. I've been dating this really hot, really nice, really awesome dude for 8months. More on that later...) told me weeks ago that I couldn't make  plans for Sunday. So I, of course, spent the coming days trying to figure out what we were doing. About an hour before we went, I figured it out. We were going to the zoo! BOOM BITCH! I figured it out. I'm a genius. I'm so smart.

Nope. I was wrong. Well, at least I didn't get the whole story.

As we're walking about the zoo, Shane is insistent that we go to the children's part of the zoo. This is very confusing for me, but hey - there's the insect house and some goats to pet. So I'm not too upset. While we're there, we run into the red pandas. Tenzing is San Francisco's red panda and the cutest red panda ever, and I make sure I spend a ton of time looking at him. I'm having the best time ever. He's eating grass. He's walking around. It's perfect. He's perfect. 

As we're walking to the goats that I want to pet while I pretend they're red pandas, a zookeeper shouts out, "Shane! Hey! How are you?" She's holding a cup. It has grapes in it. They chat for a bit and she says, "Okay! I'll get everything set up and I'll see you soon." I think this is strange, so I look at Shane and ask who that is. He says he met her at an event. Shane is a grant writer for the Red Panda Network. 

And then it hits me and I'm completely overcome with emotion.

By that I mean I am crying and in complete shock. I'm also embarrassed because it's Sunday and there are a lot of people at the zoo. I don't know if you've ever seen the Kristen Bell / Dax Shepard sloth video, but it was pretty close to that. 

Flash forward a few minutes later and I am doing something I never, ever thought I'd do in my entire life. I am feeding a red panda. His little nose touches me and one time he licked me. One time Tenzing took the whole grape and sorta choked a little bit and I was terrified because I knew I'd have to move if I accidentally killed San Francisco's prized red panda. He was fine. Just excited.

It was perfect :D___

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2014-12-07 03:31:47 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

With 15 days left in SF before the holidays...

I just couldn't justify buying a whole tree. I'll settle for this Charlie Brown-Inspired version until I go home to the real tree. ;)

With 15 days left in SF before the holidays...

I just couldn't justify buying a whole tree. I'll settle for this Charlie Brown-Inspired version until I go home to the real tree. ;)___

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2014-12-04 19:03:19 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Every year, it's the same. But this year is better.

+Secret Santa this year has almost 500 wishlists already. Damn. What's special about this year is that we have an awesome new website and some seriously dedicated volunteers. Here's the deal: Secret Santa doesn't belong to just me any more. Sure, I created it, but it would be as broken this year as it was during the era of the spreadsheet if the other elves didn't do so much work. Secret Santa belongs to all of us now.

The reason we do Secret Santa is because we know that it improves people's lives. How do we know? Because they tell us. They show us. They share their stories. Every year, Secret Santa helps send joy to hundreds (thousands?) of people. It's awesome. It's truly, truly awesome.

That makes it all the more disheartening to me when I see people upset at minor bugs or minor... more »

Every year, it's the same. But this year is better.

+Secret Santa this year has almost 500 wishlists already. Damn. What's special about this year is that we have an awesome new website and some seriously dedicated volunteers. Here's the deal: Secret Santa doesn't belong to just me any more. Sure, I created it, but it would be as broken this year as it was during the era of the spreadsheet if the other elves didn't do so much work. Secret Santa belongs to all of us now.

The reason we do Secret Santa is because we know that it improves people's lives. How do we know? Because they tell us. They show us. They share their stories. Every year, Secret Santa helps send joy to hundreds (thousands?) of people. It's awesome. It's truly, truly awesome.

That makes it all the more disheartening to me when I see people upset at minor bugs or minor usability issues on GPlusSanta.com. I don't like people to think of this as a service that they're entitled to. I want them to think of it as a "nice thing" that's "cool to have" around the holidays. Now, the people that are frustrated are in the minority, but man, if I haven't seen it.

At the end of the day, this is the simplest, easiest to use Secret Santa yet. It's that way because I and the elves feel passionately about making sure more holiday stories come out of it. That's what we're here to do: spread cheer. :)___

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2014-12-02 19:42:14 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa is here!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

'Tis the season! #SecretSanta  has an all new, easier-to-do-everything-with website which will make gift giving even easier. Enjoy everyone. I love this time of year :)

Secret Santa starts today!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

It's December. That means it's the season the spread joy, love, and tell the people who've impacted you that you appreciate them. This year for Secret Santa, we've streamlined our process (and website) to make it easier than ever before. 

Here's how it works:
- Go to GPlusSanta.com here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct
- Sign in with Google in the top right. 
- Add your wishlist with an explanation of why Secret Santa is important to you.
- Search, browse, and gift your friends or a stranger!

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR


Happy Secret Santa 2014! #Gplussanta   #SecretSanta  ___Secret Santa is here!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

'Tis the season! #SecretSanta  has an all new, easier-to-do-everything-with website which will make gift giving even easier. Enjoy everyone. I love this time of year :)

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2014-12-01 22:24:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Threats. Facebook. Intent. SCOTUS. And the First Amendment.

Awesome article from my friend Tess van den Dolder about threats on Facebook, intent, and the First Amendment. Also, I'm quoted in it - which makes it more awesome. Obviously.

"Social media is inherently different than an in-person conversation, sound bite, or even books. Statuses are often reactive, bite-sized chunks of information which often have certain context restricted by privacy settings or are posted to select audiences, but seen by unintended ones regardless,” Gibson explained to GVH Live. “Being a blogger, I've had my intent misconstrued despite having what I thought was an obvious tone or amount of sarcasm. There's a fine line between taking too many things seriously online and not taking enough seriously. I'm not sure where that line is, so I always try to engage in dialogue with aper... more »

Threats. Facebook. Intent. SCOTUS. And the First Amendment.

Awesome article from my friend Tess van den Dolder about threats on Facebook, intent, and the First Amendment. Also, I'm quoted in it - which makes it more awesome. Obviously.

"Social media is inherently different than an in-person conversation, sound bite, or even books. Statuses are often reactive, bite-sized chunks of information which often have certain context restricted by privacy settings or are posted to select audiences, but seen by unintended ones regardless,” Gibson explained to GVH Live. “Being a blogger, I've had my intent misconstrued despite having what I thought was an obvious tone or amount of sarcasm. There's a fine line between taking too many things seriously online and not taking enough seriously. I'm not sure where that line is, so I always try to engage in dialogue with a person to figure it out if I'm alarmed. Threats online are difficult. We say what we would in person, but the context is missing. I think anonymous threats are far more dangerous than ones from individuals because they don't have any context at all."___

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2014-11-25 19:12:10 (58 comments, 48 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

Say it with me: I have racial bias.

I do. I have racial bias. I feel things sometimes that I know are unfair or racially motivated. Honestly, that's okay. We all do. Instead of getting defensive, I think we need to acknowledge the prejudices and biases we have in order to move past them. We need to be aware of our racial biases in our pursuit of equality. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing a lot of that introspection happening at a time it should be. Having racial bias doesn't make you racist. What makes you racist is the actions you choose to take with that bias in mind (or 'not in mind' if introspection isn't your thing). Oh, I have white privilege too. The same applies to it as well.

I saw a tweet last night that really resonated with me. It says: "White people: your privilege lives in the fact that you can be outraged, horrified, and upset about... more »

Say it with me: I have racial bias.

I do. I have racial bias. I feel things sometimes that I know are unfair or racially motivated. Honestly, that's okay. We all do. Instead of getting defensive, I think we need to acknowledge the prejudices and biases we have in order to move past them. We need to be aware of our racial biases in our pursuit of equality. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing a lot of that introspection happening at a time it should be. Having racial bias doesn't make you racist. What makes you racist is the actions you choose to take with that bias in mind (or 'not in mind' if introspection isn't your thing). Oh, I have white privilege too. The same applies to it as well.

I saw a tweet last night that really resonated with me. It says: "White people: your privilege lives in the fact that you can be outraged, horrified, and upset about tonight. But you are not afraid." (via @jazzedloon) We need to stop being defensive about this privilege and thinking that having it means we aren't good people. Bottom line, you can't help it. You were born with it. You will die with it. How you deal with it is up to you, but we're going to move past this shit a lot faster if you acknowledge it.

Listen, I get it. Talking about race is really difficult, but talking about looting is really easy. Looting. It's wrong. Racial bias? Complicated. Nuanced. Challenging. Personally, I'm not that interested in talking about a small minority of people who abused a situation. Unfortunately, it appears that a ton of you, my Google+ peeps, are. From memes that imply black people don't have jobs to sarcastic comments about how this is "absolutely helping" to the "Why, I would never act that way!" statuses, the importance of the looting has been greatly exaggerated as people, once again, try to ignore the bigger issue and focus on something easier to understand.

To those people I say: May you never feel the anguish, frustration, or as shorted as the people protesting do now. Everyone reaches a breaking point. I empathize with the protesters, but I don't encourage violence. I say that with the knowledge that without justice, there can't be peace. Honestly, if I were in their shoes, I don't know what I would do. I'd probably want to set a car on fire too. You have no idea what it feels like to be born into a society that wasn't made for you. That doesn't mean I dismiss the actions of the looters, but it means I understand them. I try to look at all of it through that lens.

As an aside, I'm incredibly disappointed with my gay friends who say that the protests are too violent or over the top. Do you not remember what people did to get you your rights in the first place?

If you've noticed, I haven't said much about the actual verdict yet. That's on purpose. The reason why I haven't is because I'm not sure talking about it is productive yet. I'm not sure we're ready to talk about someone else's racial bias when we can't even acknowledge our own. We're not going to make any progress on deciding whether or not the grand jury made the right call if we're still thinking we aren't racist because we have black friends. So let's use this moment productively and think about what it means to have racial bias. If all we can see is looting, we have a long way to go.

I don't pray, but my thoughts are with you #Ferguson .___

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2014-11-25 03:31:27 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Post Racial America.

Be safe in your love and rage, #Ferguson .

Photo by @fordm

Welcome to Post Racial America.

Be safe in your love and rage, #Ferguson .

Photo by @fordm___

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2014-11-23 04:18:32 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Becoming an accidental hero, deserter, or role model

Disconnecting yourself is a truly strange feeling, especially when you've got followers. Now that Google+ has been around for quite some time, I've had the opportunity to engage with it and the people on it in varying degrees of intensity. From checking it all the time to not checking for months, my interest and availability has ebbed and flowed. What I struggle with is A) whether I view this platform as a place for fun or more like a job and B) people's expectations of me. 

What I've found is that you can accidentally become someone's role model, enemy, hero, or biggest deserter. Every way someone paints you in their head will affect you. They will project their expectations on you, imagine themselves as more meaningful than they actually are to you, or think that they have a close connection to you... more »

Becoming an accidental hero, deserter, or role model

Disconnecting yourself is a truly strange feeling, especially when you've got followers. Now that Google+ has been around for quite some time, I've had the opportunity to engage with it and the people on it in varying degrees of intensity. From checking it all the time to not checking for months, my interest and availability has ebbed and flowed. What I struggle with is A) whether I view this platform as a place for fun or more like a job and B) people's expectations of me. 

What I've found is that you can accidentally become someone's role model, enemy, hero, or biggest deserter. Every way someone paints you in their head will affect you. They will project their expectations on you, imagine themselves as more meaningful than they actually are to you, or think that they have a close connection to you because they've been following your posts. This is the part that freaks me out the most and something I'm written about before. People can be truly hurt by you when you haven't done anything. 

My actions affect people in unintended ways. I can ruin someone's day by not checking notifications. If I miss someone's important life event because I'm out of town, that person can think I'm heartless. When I took some time off here on Google+, I felt the need to tell people. It's another obligation, but that's one I think is reasonable. 

There are so many people here that I still deeply care about. Even if we don't talk every single day, there are many, many people that I would help out if they reached out to me. It's possible that I'm projecting my attitude about taking a step back onto other people, but I think the lesson I'm learning is that I can't be responsible the way I make people feel sometimes - even if they've helped me in an online capacity. When you someone thinks you owe them something you don't, it gets messy. All you can really do is apologize and move on. ___

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2014-11-21 22:16:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

My company launched a new game & interviews Bruce Campbell.

Good. Nice interview. Went well. Nice job CEO of KIXEYE. Yes. It's good that Bruce Campbell is our announcer in TOME. Very fun.

Possibly the best thing KIXEYE has ever done. haha

My company launched a new game & interviews Bruce Campbell.

Good. Nice interview. Went well. Nice job CEO of KIXEYE. Yes. It's good that Bruce Campbell is our announcer in TOME. Very fun.

Possibly the best thing KIXEYE has ever done. haha___

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2014-11-16 03:25:15 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Seriously. Secret Santa is really, really easy.

While we work on tidying up some wires, remind yourself how this whole thing works and start making your list!

How does this whole thing work? Start by making your wishlist!

Participating in Secret Santa is really, really easy. While we work on tidying up some wires behind the scenes making the #SecretSanta  experience even easier, today we'll let you know how the whole thing works!

1) Make your wishlist at Amazon. This is how people will choose what gifts to get you. You make your wishlist at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

2) Soon, we'll announce where you submit your wishlist.

3) Browse and gift! It's incredibly simple. On the #GPlusSanta  site, you'll be able to browse wishlists and see why your friends or followers need some extra love this season. Additionally, you can search Google+ with the hashtag #SantaGift  

Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.___Seriously. Secret Santa is really, really easy.

While we work on tidying up some wires, remind yourself how this whole thing works and start making your list!

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2014-11-13 18:50:15 (12 comments, 12 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

It's happening!

I would like to shower you all in gifts soon. :)

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  

Ho ho ho

Santa Clause is coming (back) to town....___It's happening!

I would like to shower you all in gifts soon. :)

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  

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2014-11-06 22:20:44 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

This family looks insufferable....

That being said, speaking to something in my home is pretty sweet, especially when I need to know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon when my hands are covered in flour (seriously though).

THAT being said, the only time I've ever found the Kinect useful is that one time I had three kittens on me and Netflix wanted to know if I was still watching with my controller across the room.

#AmazonEcho  

This family looks insufferable....

That being said, speaking to something in my home is pretty sweet, especially when I need to know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon when my hands are covered in flour (seriously though).

THAT being said, the only time I've ever found the Kinect useful is that one time I had three kittens on me and Netflix wanted to know if I was still watching with my controller across the room.

#AmazonEcho  ___

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2014-11-05 00:14:13 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Mich McConnell reelected, but at least there's this.

You go dude. Thank you for taking the time to #vote  today.

PSA: Please vote today no matter how cynical or disillusioned you are with our system. Be a part of preventing or support at least one ballot measure you care about. Remember, the lesser of two evils is the lesser of two evils :)

Mich McConnell reelected, but at least there's this.

You go dude. Thank you for taking the time to #vote  today.

PSA: Please vote today no matter how cynical or disillusioned you are with our system. Be a part of preventing or support at least one ballot measure you care about. Remember, the lesser of two evils is the lesser of two evils :)___

2014-10-30 04:11:46 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Dear San Francisco,

My neighborhood is flammable. Please don't try to test that just because the Giants won.

Love,
Carter

Dear San Francisco,

My neighborhood is flammable. Please don't try to test that just because the Giants won.

Love,
Carter___

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2014-10-28 20:41:01 (41 comments, 8 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

"I believe two parents of the same sex raising children... violates a child’s inherent right to both a loving mother and a father." Fuck that.
I encourage you to leave a comment on his post: http://goo.gl/2GJr1R

I went to college with the kid who wrote the article above and... shit. Holy fuck. Wow. Ugh. There just isn't enough space in this post to express my frustration over his 'Christian acceptance' of gay people. I implore you to read the whole post and comment on it to let him know what you think about his dehumanizing perception of homosexual parenting. To kick things off, here's what I commented:

 "I believe two parents of the same sex raising children, while they could love the child as any other parent would, violates a child’s inherent right to both a loving mother and a father." It's funny... I feel like the way YOUfeel ... more »

"I believe two parents of the same sex raising children... violates a child’s inherent right to both a loving mother and a father." Fuck that.
I encourage you to leave a comment on his post: http://goo.gl/2GJr1R

I went to college with the kid who wrote the article above and... shit. Holy fuck. Wow. Ugh. There just isn't enough space in this post to express my frustration over his 'Christian acceptance' of gay people. I implore you to read the whole post and comment on it to let him know what you think about his dehumanizing perception of homosexual parenting. To kick things off, here's what I commented:

 "I believe two parents of the same sex raising children, while they could love the child as any other parent would, violates a child’s inherent right to both a loving mother and a father." It's funny... I feel like the way YOU feel violates my inherent right to raise well-adjusted children in a loving, supportive home free of the limitations of the 'holy way' to do things and without the fear-mongering of hell. Your absolutely unsubstantiated fear of a child missing out on a mother and father is so deeply rooted in your own idea of what child raising should look like that you ignore the overwhelming amount of science at your fingertips. Children raised by gay parents are, simply and factually, normal, adjusted, loved, articulate, and have no additional risk of longterm emotional issues other than people like you who tell them that they've been robbed.

I'm disgusted by you every time I see you post something. You end your post saying that need to show gay people love and respect, but what you imply is that you pity them and their children. You don't have love for them. You look down on them. You call their choice to raise children a poor one and liken it to child abuse. You have no idea what you're doing and are so, absolutely, wrong on this.

Let me tell you what Ryan...

When I raise my child, I will not repent. I will not tell my child that he or she is less because of the absence of a mother. Instead, I will think of you when my kid laughs, plays, socializes, and goes to college. I will, without hesitation, loudly broadcast that I have raised the most perfect child. You will be a case study to my child about how hateful, spiteful, and self-righteous some people in the world can be.___

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2014-10-27 22:16:02 (44 comments, 45 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Lung capacity of a smoker v. non-smoker.

I honestly, 100% do not understand frequent smokers. I haven't heard a single explanation from a smoker that satisfies me. 

Lung capacity of a smoker v. non-smoker.

I honestly, 100% do not understand frequent smokers. I haven't heard a single explanation from a smoker that satisfies me. ___

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2014-10-21 17:48:16 (11 comments, 18 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Man. This is a great Android ad.

This is amazing differentiation from Apple and I'm glad Android nailed it so well with this spot. Android's biggest strength (outside of all that Google stuff that works so seamlessly) is the diversity of its products. From Apple's stark, monochromatic, device worship-inducing ads about the "best X ever for everyone", Android has taken a really smart step to left with an energetic ad that quickly and effectively messages "There's no one Android for everyone, but you have choices. You can express yourself with the phone you choose. There's a phone for YOU." It's a great, fun ad!

Man. This is a great Android ad.

This is amazing differentiation from Apple and I'm glad Android nailed it so well with this spot. Android's biggest strength (outside of all that Google stuff that works so seamlessly) is the diversity of its products. From Apple's stark, monochromatic, device worship-inducing ads about the "best X ever for everyone", Android has taken a really smart step to left with an energetic ad that quickly and effectively messages "There's no one Android for everyone, but you have choices. You can express yourself with the phone you choose. There's a phone for YOU." It's a great, fun ad!___

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2014-10-14 20:22:38 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Movie adaptions of video games can work. Without agency.

I've never disagreed with Satchbag more. His conclusion is that video games adapated into movies lose player agency, choice, and atmosphere. All of this is, of course, possible, but making a blanket statement like this about art puts very little faith in creators. Movies aren't about having a choice. They're about participating in an immersive story as determined by the director, writers, producers, and countless other roles. Satchbag brings up some choices in Bioshock as being core to the game, but I never felt that my choices in any Bioshock game had massive repercussions that dramatically altered the game's narrative. Sure, I got a different ending in the original (that felt remarkably detached from the previous 15hrs), but I was in the world Kevin Levine's wanted me to be without choice for most of it. Hell.... more »

Movie adaptions of video games can work. Without agency.

I've never disagreed with Satchbag more. His conclusion is that video games adapated into movies lose player agency, choice, and atmosphere. All of this is, of course, possible, but making a blanket statement like this about art puts very little faith in creators. Movies aren't about having a choice. They're about participating in an immersive story as determined by the director, writers, producers, and countless other roles. Satchbag brings up some choices in Bioshock as being core to the game, but I never felt that my choices in any Bioshock game had massive repercussions that dramatically altered the game's narrative. Sure, I got a different ending in the original (that felt remarkably detached from the previous 15hrs), but I was in the world Kevin Levine's wanted me to be without choice for most of it. Hell. Not having choice at all is the big twist. Levine wanted to tell me a specific story about Rapture and my role in it. It's not so different than what a film director would do. 

For a story driven game like The Last of Us, a movie would work brilliantly. For World of Warcraft, there's more than enough lore to create an interesting vignette. Assassin's Creed could even narrow in its scope to create a compelling story. Mario? Grand Theft Auto? Maybe not so much. I would have appreciated this video a lot more if it focused on the kind of game that could work most easily or has the greatest potential to fail. It came across that Satchbag is so desperately in love with the experience he had with Bioshock, that he rejects any other interpretation of it without considering its potential as another piece of art. We've heard this argument before about how books are better than movies - but we know it isn't necessarily true. Put in the hands of a great creator, movies based on books can become faithful representations of the spirit of their source material (I'm looking at you Paprika and Lord of the Rings). With something like Bioshock which has so much atmosphere and, frankly, a very straightforward, singular story that deviates very little throughout most of the game, I could see a movie working very nicely. 

Movies don't require agency. They require believability. Is the character reacting a reasonable way to their situation? Does the atmosphere give me the same tension the game did? Is the story compelling? Did I learn something about this world? If those things succeed, agency isn't required for a masterpiece. Agency is not required for great art. People don't need agency to feel the feelings that give a game its spirit. Claiming that video games are some kind of super medium is misunderstanding the different strengths of each medium. The adaptations that work best are the ones that best take advantage of those strengths. Books for immersion and world building. Movies for feelings. Video games for agency. What matters most between them is the spirit which can be retained if treated respectfully. There's a reason Alien Isolation worked better than Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Long story short, Satchbag's conclusion misunderstands the intrinsic values of certain mediums while simultaneously ignoring successes and disasters in movie / game adaptations to protect a property he loves. That's fine. It's okay to be protective over material you love. But instead of placing video games on a pedestal, this video would have been much more agreeable if it focused on HOW Bioshock could become a movie, using examples of past adaptions that became masterpieces. It's no secret it can work if it's in the right hands.___

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2014-10-08 18:33:41 (53 comments, 8 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Comcast is making me crazy - So I'm going to do something about it

After learning that my internet speeds were slow and #Comcast  refusing to credit me for the time my modem's firmware was out of day, I've decided to do something a little wacko: record my internet speeds every single day.

Backstory
I called Comcast's billing department yesterday asking to know how long my modem's firmware has been out of date. The reason why is because I recently realized that my internet speeds are 1/3rd of what I'm paying for. My plan? To get credited for every day that my modem's firmware was out of date since its reasonable to assume that my speeds had been slow since the firmware went out of date. Comcast updated my firmware a few days ago giving me the speeds I required, only to have the speed dip again back to where it was, reaching an incredible... more »

Comcast is making me crazy - So I'm going to do something about it

After learning that my internet speeds were slow and #Comcast  refusing to credit me for the time my modem's firmware was out of day, I've decided to do something a little wacko: record my internet speeds every single day.

Backstory
I called Comcast's billing department yesterday asking to know how long my modem's firmware has been out of date. The reason why is because I recently realized that my internet speeds are 1/3rd of what I'm paying for. My plan? To get credited for every day that my modem's firmware was out of date since its reasonable to assume that my speeds had been slow since the firmware went out of date. Comcast updated my firmware a few days ago giving me the speeds I required, only to have the speed dip again back to where it was, reaching an incredible 2mps down yesterday.

The call
Immediately when I called I was told, "Bro. You can't just call and say your internet's been slow for a month. You thought it was just dandy. I mean, come on bro." Yes. They called me bro and tried to start a fight like I was talking to someone in a bar. Let's not forget that you pay for peace of mind when you get a fast plan. I don't expect to push it to its limits every damn second. I eventually talked him down and he told me he could only credit me for the days I could prove my internet was slow. I asked him to tell me the day my modem went out of date and to credit me every day since then. He didn't like that and told me again I'd have to prove the slow speeds. I asked if this meant that I would have to use Speedtest.net every day and call every day. He said no. I said that that's what he was telling me to do. He said no. 

So here's what I'm going to do
I'm going to do a Speed Test every. single. day. and take a selfie in front of it in my apartment to prove that it is, indeed, in my apartment. Is it crazy? Vindictive? Annoying? Fuck yes it is, but holy shit am I dedicated to showing them that I'm paying for more than I'm getting. Comcast, like a punk ass teenager, apparently need constant checking-in with. 

I can't wait to publish my results :)___

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2014-10-06 17:49:36 (46 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

I hate Comcast.

Long story short, my internet speeds have been 1/3rd of the advertised for some undetermined length of time.

I noticed when I thought Destiny was lagging. It shouldn't have been as my apartment's internet plan is 105 down, 20 up (we use about 600 gigs every month as a house). Running a speed test yesterday, I found out it was 45 down, 20 up. So I contacted support and they said that they would do a health check on my modem. That's when I learned my modem's firmware was out of date yadda yadda yadda. So they rebooted it and touted, "Mission accomplished! I'm seeing great improvement!" My speeds had increased by 10mps, brining it to 54 down. I told them this and they said that it should take 24hrs.

Oooookay.

So then I searched my inbox for Speed Tests that I've done and it was all over the map. From 50 down to... more »

I hate Comcast.

Long story short, my internet speeds have been 1/3rd of the advertised for some undetermined length of time.

I noticed when I thought Destiny was lagging. It shouldn't have been as my apartment's internet plan is 105 down, 20 up (we use about 600 gigs every month as a house). Running a speed test yesterday, I found out it was 45 down, 20 up. So I contacted support and they said that they would do a health check on my modem. That's when I learned my modem's firmware was out of date yadda yadda yadda. So they rebooted it and touted, "Mission accomplished! I'm seeing great improvement!" My speeds had increased by 10mps, brining it to 54 down. I told them this and they said that it should take 24hrs.

Oooookay.

So then I searched my inbox for Speed Tests that I've done and it was all over the map. From 50 down to 120 down, it was obvious that my internet (which is really expensive) was not living up to its promise. So I asked for a credit. I sent them links to my other speed tests and their answer was: Buy the Triple Play plan for only $30 more a month! Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me.

What bothers me most about this that I had to check myself and contact them. They don't care if my speeds are super slow compared to what I'm paying for. They also don't treat me like a customer, instead viewing me as a sales opportunity even in support interactions. So I guess I get to run speed tests at regular intervals to check up on my service going forward? Ugh. Come. On.

Caveat: Yes, I know that every site won't have 105mps speed, but a speed test absolutely should be the advertised speed.___

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2014-10-01 22:02:47 (74 comments, 14 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Woman who refused to bake wedding cakes for gay couples cries.

Fighting a $150,000 fine in Oregon for discrimination after refusing to bake a lesbian couple a wedding cake, this woman broke into tears describing her process at the Values Voters Summit (a Republican summit as exemplified by the clapping in the video). What's funny to me is that it appears her "values" aren't about her intricate process of making people happy with highly personalized cakes, but rather with discriminating against certain people who aren't like her. Oregon, obviously, agrees. Sorry Republicans. You don't "own" values.

Now, this makes me happy - and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Is someone sad? Yes, absolutely. Are sad people good? No, not always. Don't try to be politically correct by saying, "You shouldn't relish in anyone's unhappiness."... more »

Woman who refused to bake wedding cakes for gay couples cries.

Fighting a $150,000 fine in Oregon for discrimination after refusing to bake a lesbian couple a wedding cake, this woman broke into tears describing her process at the Values Voters Summit (a Republican summit as exemplified by the clapping in the video). What's funny to me is that it appears her "values" aren't about her intricate process of making people happy with highly personalized cakes, but rather with discriminating against certain people who aren't like her. Oregon, obviously, agrees. Sorry Republicans. You don't "own" values.

Now, this makes me happy - and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Is someone sad? Yes, absolutely. Are sad people good? No, not always. Don't try to be politically correct by saying, "You shouldn't relish in anyone's unhappiness." Untrue. What you're witnessing when you're watching this is someone experiencing a consequence. This person is realizing that her actions are not socially acceptable and not in the greater interest of their declared values. While I'm not saying we shouldn't be empathetic at the risk of making these people double down, we need to realize that moments like this advance equality across the nation. It's not an easy realization for everyone to make. 

In a post on Facebook she quotes evangelical pastor Rick Warren in response to her bakery shutting down: "...to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." Well. Yes. Yes actually you do. What a dangerous, dangerous belief if helping people is your honest motive.

So, sorry for your loss baker Melissa Klein. I hope you learned something and that you don't become a super villain out of spite.

Full story here: http://goo.gl/QEZmIh

#GayMarriage   #MarriageEquality   #MelissaKlein  ___

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2014-10-01 19:55:32 (16 comments, 16 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Hey gamers and techies! Want a job in gaming in San Francisco?

Good news everybody! My company, KIXEYE, is currently hiring all sorts of positions. For those that don't know, we make MOBA's and MMO-RTS games that are, admittedly, pretty addictive. I head up community efforts for our mobile titles and absolutely love working here. If you're currently looking, here are the jobs we're hiring for:

- Data Engineer - Staff Engineer
- Director of Analytics
- Senior Product Manager
- Senior Project Manager
- DevOps Engineer
- Snr. Software Eng. (Quality)
- Senior Framework Engineer
- User Research
- Data Analyst
- Lead/Staff Tools Engineer
- General Manager
- Staff Software Engineer
- Tech Ops Intern
- Senior Gameplay Engineer
- Senior Gameplay Engineer
- Product Manager
- Continuous Delivery... more »

Hey gamers and techies! Want a job in gaming in San Francisco?

Good news everybody! My company, KIXEYE, is currently hiring all sorts of positions. For those that don't know, we make MOBA's and MMO-RTS games that are, admittedly, pretty addictive. I head up community efforts for our mobile titles and absolutely love working here. If you're currently looking, here are the jobs we're hiring for:

- Data Engineer - Staff Engineer
- Director of Analytics
- Senior Product Manager
- Senior Project Manager
- DevOps Engineer
- Snr. Software Eng. (Quality)
- Senior Framework Engineer
- User Research
- Data Analyst
- Lead/Staff Tools Engineer
- General Manager
- Staff Software Engineer
- Tech Ops Intern
- Senior Gameplay Engineer
- Senior Gameplay Engineer
- Product Manager
- Continuous Delivery Engineer
- Mobile QA Analyst - Contractor
- Senior Server Architect

If you're qualified for any of these positions, please send me a private message! Feel free to ask questions below too. Oh, and we have really nice perks and a sweet office building :)

More job info here: http://corp.kixeye.com/#/en/jobs___

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2014-09-24 22:38:12 (52 comments, 26 reshares, 251 +1s)Open 

God damn it. I'm addicted to Destiny.

Destiny is deeply flawed first person MMO that ultimately succeeds because of its refined mechanics. While Bungie is clearly committed to supplying players with continuous new content, Destiny holds too much back for its own good. It feels incomplete, but hey - at least character progression and loot drops are exciting. Despite the game completely failing on many of its fronts, Destiny's a game that keeps bringing me back time and time again to play with my friends and continue crafting a badass Warlock.

Story
Destiny's story is shallow, incoherent, and obviously an afterthought. It's a shame given the amount of potential in its top-level lore. There's a Traveler that brings light with it. The Darkness is coming to kill the Traveler in the form of several alien races. You play as a Guardian who tries to stop... more »

God damn it. I'm addicted to Destiny.

Destiny is deeply flawed first person MMO that ultimately succeeds because of its refined mechanics. While Bungie is clearly committed to supplying players with continuous new content, Destiny holds too much back for its own good. It feels incomplete, but hey - at least character progression and loot drops are exciting. Despite the game completely failing on many of its fronts, Destiny's a game that keeps bringing me back time and time again to play with my friends and continue crafting a badass Warlock.

Story
Destiny's story is shallow, incoherent, and obviously an afterthought. It's a shame given the amount of potential in its top-level lore. There's a Traveler that brings light with it. The Darkness is coming to kill the Traveler in the form of several alien races. You play as a Guardian who tries to stop the Darkness from hurting the Traveler. There was a great war. Paired with the game's epic and detailed set dressing, there's more than enough to create a compelling story. Unfortunately, the story doesn't go deeper than the opening cut scene and it's the biggest disappoint about Destiny.

A simple story isn't always a bad thing, but Destiny's is hackneyed, shallow, and delivered poorly. The characters start to sound like parodies of sci-fi tropes early in story, dramatically referencing vague events that are never explained. There's only so much, "Light is good. Dark is bad." that the player can be hit over the head with. It's hard to care about what you're doing when most of the story gets drowned out by gunfire and you know little to nothing about the enemies you're fighting other than their weak points. Unfortunately, the most interesting parts of the story (read: almost all of the actual lore) are only available on Bungie's website.

Destiny left me hurting - badly - for an interactive experience more like Mass Effect. In Destiny, there are no characters to talk to, nothing to read in-game about what you're seeing, and nothing or no one to care about. Moderately interesting characters do show up about halfway through the story, but their mystery is left a mystery with absolutely zero arc. You don't know their motivations or back stories - and you never find out. Who is this mysterious figure? Why is this woman telling me to get something? Why don't I ever see them again? Who are the Awoken or Exo? The player is left without any answers, shy of a short paragraph that they can read online.

Games' stories should be allowed to grow over time, but Destiny's doesn't go anywhere in the 10ish hours it takes to complete the campaign. It's an unacceptable outcome for a game with so much more to give. Destiny's story is, surely, already determined, but Bungie left so much of it out that it ultimately hurts the player's sense of purpose. It would be especially annoying if the story players want is included (exclusively) in DLC. Bungie should not be excused for their mishandling of Destiny's story delivery. I want to know more, but Bungie gave me nothing.

Gameplay
This is where Bungie nails it and it's hard to stress this so much because it's a feeling. My review may sound negative, but THIS is why it's so fun. The combat in Destiny is obviously its own, despite its similarities to Halo's. There are familiar enemies from Bungie's past games, but it's also extremely rewarding to nail head shots, take down massive enemies, and strategize about how to take out a room of enemies. If it wasn't so fun, or if the shooting didn't feel so snappy, the game would have been a tiresome trek since the game's missions repeat over and over again. Repetition is the name of the game. Ride on your Sparrow to an objective. Deploy your Ghost. Defeat waves of enemies. Take on a mini-boss. Take on the main boss. That's it. There are absolutely zero set piece moments, and I was left struggling to remember an especially exciting story mission.

Luckily, players are given special Strike missions that keep things interesting. After level 20, Destiny becomes and entirely new experience. The challenges are a high-octane blast and clearly the best part of the game. With new missions promised for quite some time, console gamers are given the MMO experience that PC players have had for years - and that's a good thing. With the promise - but not always delivery - of legendary loot, these missions are Destiny's end game that will keep players for months. With special shopkeepers that only come on the weekends, there are tons of reasons to keep coming back. There's clearly a lot borrowed from Diablo and World of Warcraft, but it ultimately creates a very compelling experience.

While the Strike missions are varied and often enrapturing, the same can't be said for Destiny's weapons or classes. There are only minor differences between the Hunter, Warlock, and Titan, all of whom bear the same, generic weapons. Classes may have different jumps (the Warlock's glide is especially useless), but they all have a set of grenades, ultimates, and stat-boosts. Sure, the Hunter is faster and the Titan has more armor, but there's very little mastery required for each class. Character progression is ultimately tied to loot since the "skill tree" only has a very variants to choose from. It's all very familiar and leaves you wanting more sci-fi in your sci-fi, but the game is easy to pick up and play. Hopefully Bungie will introduce more exciting ways to take out your enemies in future updates. The raid is a GREAT first step and the Queen's missions spice things up even more.

The Crucible is a bare bones PvP game type that is fun, but poorly balanced with matchmaking that makes it incredibly hard to enjoy. Level 5 players are playing against level 25's, and with abilities from the main game carrying over, the Crucible is not a welcoming place. On top of that, there are very few game modes, no variants, and, like Destiny' story, feels intentionally incomplete. I didn't spend much time in the Crucible and don't see a reason to as someone who doesn't often play competitive PvP.

Oh, and if you play a Warlock, you don't have a double jump. The game HATES you for this until you upgrade your abilities.

Social
Destiny is the most isolationist MMO I've ever played - which is a shame because it's best played with friends. The Tower, where Guardians go to mingle and buy better gear, feels devoid of life. Though all maps are multiplayer, you won't find too many other players out in the world with you. There are only four ways to emote, and no way to say, "Hey! Come with me on a strike!" There's no proximity voice chat - but I'm really not sure gamers deserve that given the number of awful things they're very comfortable spewing into their microphone. Bungie, very obviously, wants you to play with your actual friends. This creates a better user-experience - unless none of your friends are online. Once you do start playing with friends though, it's incredibly fun and strategic to work together in fire teams, despite the decision to limit them to three instead of four players.

Presentation
Destiny is beautiful, but generic. The textures look great on the PS4, but items are reused so often that I had a hard time differentiating areas. Indoor areas look like every other indoor area. Every planet has a dilapidated city. Every area is laid out as arenas with narrow passage ways connecting them. Despite the repetition, the areas are beautiful, if not lacking in character. Sci-fi has been done so much better so many other times, but there's no denying that Destiny looks good. The sky boxes don't always work (especially with a ship superimposed on top of it), but when they do they really wow. Dynamic day and night cycles always look amazing and the lighting always looks dramatic and natural. Unfortunately, not everything always does. Especially noticeable was that character's faces don't animate unless they're a robot, with your character's helmet on in all cut scenes. This makes it hard to identify with your avatar. Character design is often good, though two certain characters you meet look like emo rock stars. All in all though, the presentation sometimes wows, but obvious considerations were made for last gen consoles, making this game look like it could have existed years ago.

Overall
Destiny is very lucky to be very fun and be focused on ongoing content because so many other parts of it fall so flat. Despite the completely lackluster story, the co-op, constant new content, and loot keeps me coming back time and time again. The game is simply very fun when these parts align. 8/10

OH! And if you want to play with me, send me a friend request! I'm CartaGEE on PS4.

Image credit: https://www.behance.net/gallery/19828827/Destiny-wallpaper___

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2014-09-11 21:17:12 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

What the Apple Watch should have been.

If Apple released this instead of a iPod Nano with a wrist band, it could have made the Moto360 look like an ugly, industrial behemoth. But it didn't. THIS is what the #AppleWatch  should have been.

What the Apple Watch should have been.

If Apple released this instead of a iPod Nano with a wrist band, it could have made the Moto360 look like an ugly, industrial behemoth. But it didn't. THIS is what the #AppleWatch  should have been.___

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2014-09-10 20:53:18 (23 comments, 12 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Thinking on it more, Apple really missed with the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch looks stuck in the past while other manufacturers give us a glimmer of what wearables can be in the future. These are first generation devices, and they're not expected to be perfect, but Apple released something that looks remarkably like the most boring of wearables already available from Samsung and LG. They did NOT create a new product category. On top of that, with no mention of battery life, screen resolution, or internals, I'm not sure what's setting this watch apart other than its astronomical price tag of $350 and its iPhone compatibility. Unless, of course, you want to sext by sharing your heart rate.

The Motorola Moto360 may not play well with Android Wear's square menus right now, but when I look at first generation devices, I look for a window into what a product CAN be. The... more »

Thinking on it more, Apple really missed with the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch looks stuck in the past while other manufacturers give us a glimmer of what wearables can be in the future. These are first generation devices, and they're not expected to be perfect, but Apple released something that looks remarkably like the most boring of wearables already available from Samsung and LG. They did NOT create a new product category. On top of that, with no mention of battery life, screen resolution, or internals, I'm not sure what's setting this watch apart other than its astronomical price tag of $350 and its iPhone compatibility. Unless, of course, you want to sext by sharing your heart rate.

The Motorola Moto360 may not play well with Android Wear's square menus right now, but when I look at first generation devices, I look for a window into what a product CAN be. The Moto360 does that in spades, whereas the Apple Watch reminds me, a little too much, of the Nano wristwatch. Siri hasn't been delivering lately on its promises as Google Now excels, and those features are, essentially, the backbone of a wearable for at-a-glance notifications. Apple didn't talk a lot about the specs inside the watch, but it doesn't look like the step forward Apple is historically known for (although, those straps were very nice). That excitement was quenched by Motorola. Who wants to fiddle with an analog nub when there's a touchscreen right there?

As for more integration, Google has been going full steam ahead on Android Wear and they'll have the first mover advantage of knowing what their consumers want by having products out in the market for almost a year before the Apple Watch comes out. Again, as with most first-gen devices, I'm not too worried about that sort of stuff. I know it's coming - and fast!

Sidebar: that smiley face Apple displayed.... oh god. Is it 2002? Haha. So bad!

Anyways, that's where I'm coming with all of this and why I see the Moto360 as a much more promising piece of hardware and vision of what a smart watch can be. I mean, just look below. Which one do you think looks most 'Apple'? Which one makes you go, "THAT'S what a wearable should look like!"?___

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2014-09-09 18:05:26 (80 comments, 129 reshares, 454 +1s)Open 

Sorry Apple. I think you've been bested.

Can you tell which one is Apple and which one is Android? The times have changed kiddos. Apple is, officially, no longer the greatest tech designer. I'll opt out of the Apple WATCH - Nano Wrist Edition.

#Apple   #AppleWatch   #iWatch   #Moto360  

Sorry Apple. I think you've been bested.

Can you tell which one is Apple and which one is Android? The times have changed kiddos. Apple is, officially, no longer the greatest tech designer. I'll opt out of the Apple WATCH - Nano Wrist Edition.

#Apple   #AppleWatch   #iWatch   #Moto360  ___

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2014-09-09 00:35:59 (95 comments, 7 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Finding out that Chick-Fil-A founder and giant bigot / asshole S. Truett Cathy died today, I shouted, "Yes! The founder of Chick-Fil-A died!" at work. My coworkers now view me as a heartless, cold person that won't stop until all obstacles in his way are eliminated by any means necessary.

This is perfect. Greatest day.

Remember: Your legacy is different to everyone.

Finding out that Chick-Fil-A founder and giant bigot / asshole S. Truett Cathy died today, I shouted, "Yes! The founder of Chick-Fil-A died!" at work. My coworkers now view me as a heartless, cold person that won't stop until all obstacles in his way are eliminated by any means necessary.

This is perfect. Greatest day.

Remember: Your legacy is different to everyone.___

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2014-09-03 17:08:55 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Getting LBF back on track.

I’m not above admitting when I bite off more than I can chew, and that’s exactly what I did with +The LittleBigFund.

It’s been a few months since we featured new nonprofits and our communication has gone dark. This is entirely and completely my fault, but I'm excited about using what I learned to start fresh. Without going too deep into why LittleBigFund went dark, my professional career unexpectedly went to a new level, I retreated after burning out, and I lost a little bit of my passion in the project after I gave away a little too much responsibility in managing LBF’s day-to-day. I find solace, however, in knowing that doing anything is better than doing nothing.

I broke my promises to my community and myself.
This one kills me the most and the reason I, admittedly, avoided getting LBF back on track sooner. As aprofess... more »

Getting LBF back on track.

I’m not above admitting when I bite off more than I can chew, and that’s exactly what I did with +The LittleBigFund.

It’s been a few months since we featured new nonprofits and our communication has gone dark. This is entirely and completely my fault, but I'm excited about using what I learned to start fresh. Without going too deep into why LittleBigFund went dark, my professional career unexpectedly went to a new level, I retreated after burning out, and I lost a little bit of my passion in the project after I gave away a little too much responsibility in managing LBF’s day-to-day. I find solace, however, in knowing that doing anything is better than doing nothing.

I broke my promises to my community and myself.
This one kills me the most and the reason I, admittedly, avoided getting LBF back on track sooner. As a professional Community Manager, letting my community down is the literal worst thing I can do. LittleBigFund promised to actively communicate, be transparent, and help nonprofits every month. We learned our lesson here.

‘Draw the rest of the fucking owl.’
There's an image out there with two steps to drawing an owl. Step one is two circle. Step two is "draw the rest of the fucking owl." Starting The LittleBigFund and getting it off the ground was like drawing the circles. I knew how to do it and it worked. After that I got a little lost and it got incredibly daunting. ‘Drawing the rest of the fucking owl’ takes a lot of consistent effort. I frequently sat down to ‘draw’ and didn’t see an end in sight. So I got up instead of scribbling something down. It got worse with time as ownership and tasks piled up.

So what now? How do we make sure this doesn’t happen again?

Failure is an unacceptable outcome. Just do it.
Dropping the ball on something I care very deeply about is a tough lesson to learn. At the recent age of 24, I have a lot of passions, projects, and adventuring to do - but I’m also responsible for all of my actions. As a terribly consistent procrastinator, I’ve thought about a few ways I can avoid getting under water again. They include content scheduling, a regular date and time to work, a scheduling calendar, and taking back more day-to-day decisions so I don’t have to wait for board approval. Additionally, I’m more than happy to bring someone along with me to help and am keeping options open.

Some initiatives, like a Google+ Community, were a distraction. It’s time to focus on The LittleBigFund’s storytelling and fundraising core above all else.

Nothing wasted.
All donation received over the past few months will be evenly distributed across the next  three cycles. All operating expenses except for hosting will go to deserving nonprofits. Your donations are safe, sound, and ready to help out.

Longer cycles
Three nonprofits a month were too much. Instead, we will be moving to three nonprofits every two months, for a total of six cycles a year. Subscriptions will still be monthly, and this will give us more time to raise more for fantastic causes.

Rebuilding trust.
Finally, I’d like to sincerely apologize to The LittleBigFund’s supporters, believers, donors, board, team, and lurkers. This nonprofit project has so much promise left in it and you’ve all helped get it this far. It’s time for it grow up and for me to give you all a reason to believe in it again. Momentum was lost, but it can be earned back by doing exactly what The LittleBigFund should have been doing. I’m more ready than ever (and humbled) to do it again.

The LittleBigFund will feature three new nonprofits this month.

Thanks for your continued support.___

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2014-09-02 04:04:49 (7 comments, 19 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Read also: Appreciate what's around you.

Be ambitious. Be symbiotic with your relationships. Be tenacious. Find a way to have it all. Start here.

Read also: Appreciate what's around you.

Be ambitious. Be symbiotic with your relationships. Be tenacious. Find a way to have it all. Start here.___

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2014-08-15 18:51:07 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Everyone has a voice. Everyone has an audience.

If you have access to the internet, you have access to an audience and to the same information everyone else does.Most everyone can now articulate their views and preferences to people all across the globe. Where there used to be only a few ways to think about an issue, interpret a film, or ponder the meaning of a photograph, there's now a myriad of nuanced opinions that people can readily identify with. That's awesome and very reassuring for anyone who feels alone in their supposedly unpopular opinions. 
 
There have always been people with amazing opinions. Unfortunately, those people couldn't always get their opinions out to a wide audience. With the internet though, they can. The internet has always been a place of discovery for people to find like-minded individuals. When all of the 'others' come togethery... more »

Everyone has a voice. Everyone has an audience.

If you have access to the internet, you have access to an audience and to the same information everyone else does.Most everyone can now articulate their views and preferences to people all across the globe. Where there used to be only a few ways to think about an issue, interpret a film, or ponder the meaning of a photograph, there's now a myriad of nuanced opinions that people can readily identify with. That's awesome and very reassuring for anyone who feels alone in their supposedly unpopular opinions. 
 
There have always been people with amazing opinions. Unfortunately, those people couldn't always get their opinions out to a wide audience. With the internet though, they can. The internet has always been a place of discovery for people to find like-minded individuals. When all of the 'others' come together you find out you aren't as isolated as you once thought you were. Starting with forums, people slowly figured out that they weren't so alone with their opinions, problems, joys, and preferences. As access to the internet expanded, there's seemingly an opinion to everything that someone will relate to. Everyone has a voice.

It doesn't take long to see how important our individual voices are. I'm sure you can think of many instances where a certain threshold of comments online lead to real, permanent change. All of a sudden, our voices decide what the press talks about, and not the other way around. That's incredibly powerful and it comes with some new responsibility. We're liable for what we say, our facts have to be correct, and when we speak we have to be ready to be a part of a conversation. We understand that we will be challenged or backed up with every claim we make. By being exposed to so many opinions so rapidly, we come to understand that every issue is less black and white than we originally thought.
 
With even CEO's participating in AMA's, I'm so thrilled that we've entered into an era where not only does everyone have the ability to voice their opinions, but that they're expected to. Participation in society makes it better and the collective problem solving we do every day is magical. Think about it the next time you post a status. 

Do you have a story about #TheNew   Voice? I want to hear it. See how Chevy's doing the same here: http://s.chevy.com/PLg #Sponsored   ___

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2014-08-13 21:10:44 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

When I was growing up, Silent Hill absolutely terrified me. I would play it in my cousin's room when he wasn't there and, if he was there, he'd force me to watch him play. I'm sure he got some sick satisfaction seeing how terrified I was. To be honest, so did I. Since then, survival horror games and movies have been some of my favorite forms of entertainment. Imagine my disappointment when my favorite series, #SilentHill  took a turn for the mundane. Stuck in its old, clunky ways, Silent Hill's numerous started losing its vision. Resident Evil did the same, and then the once-promising Dead Space abandoned its roots as well. I pretty much gave up on AAA survival horror games, relinquishing anything scary to indie developers.

Imagine. How. STOKED I was during Gamescom when a new Silent Hill game was announced. Initially skeptical, any worries I had were gone the moment I head... more »

When I was growing up, Silent Hill absolutely terrified me. I would play it in my cousin's room when he wasn't there and, if he was there, he'd force me to watch him play. I'm sure he got some sick satisfaction seeing how terrified I was. To be honest, so did I. Since then, survival horror games and movies have been some of my favorite forms of entertainment. Imagine my disappointment when my favorite series, #SilentHill  took a turn for the mundane. Stuck in its old, clunky ways, Silent Hill's numerous started losing its vision. Resident Evil did the same, and then the once-promising Dead Space abandoned its roots as well. I pretty much gave up on AAA survival horror games, relinquishing anything scary to indie developers.

Imagine. How. STOKED I was during Gamescom when a new Silent Hill game was announced. Initially skeptical, any worries I had were gone the moment I head that the game was being headed up by Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, etc). Silent Hill would return to its narrative roots! It was hope that the thought put into Silent Hill 2's enemies would return. On top of that, Kojima doesn't give audiences what they want. He doesn't care about tradition and he's exactly what the series needs to adapt to modern game mechanics. To help support this, 'PT' was released last night as a 'Playable Teaser' for Silent Hills (the new game) and is one of the best pieces of video game marketing I have EVER seen.

Here are some of my reactions:
- PT uses the Fox Engine and the graphic fidelity is insane. The image below is NOT a photograph.
- The "demo" lasts about 1 to 2 hours and that's more than enough.
- It's positively terrifying. PT is scarier and gives a better sense of place than most recent horror games. There's an awesome amount of detail within the house.
- Fucked up 'creatures' make a return in a really uncomfortable way.
- Hideo Kojima isn't afraid to do grisly things to characters. This was obvious in Ground Zeroes and now in PT. If fetuses are what they tackle in the TEASER, I can't wait to see more fucked up shit.
- Starting a Silent Hill teaser in first person is ballsy and fucks with expectations. Silent Hill is a third person game through and through, and I think that the full game will indeed be third person (as indicated from the final cutscene). They wouldn't pay an actor as famous as Norman Reedus to not show him, especially with all that fancy mo-cap.
- Ghosts? I wasn't too thrilled about ghosts. Silent Hill isn't a ghost game, but I'll roll with it for now.
- PT frustrates the player. A lot of it is random, demands patiences, and leaves the player feels lost, angry, annoyed, and anxious - EXACTLY what a game like this should do. 
- I'm not sure how this will stack up against The Evil Within which is coming out later this year, but my money is on Silent Hills.
- Atmosphere was present absolutely everywhere. Your surroundings would change as you kept going through the looping door and you never knew what to expect. PT surprised me many, many times.
- The narrative style of Silent Hill is making an obvious return. Listening to the radio, reading the walls, looking at photographs, etc. "Look behind you. I said, look behind you." AH!
- Jump scares were fine. I've read some people complain about them, but meh. 
- Why Silent Hills with an 'S'? The looping doors and narration seem to indicate alternate realities (something familiar to Silent Hill), but given The Order's symbol being the loading icon, I think Silent Hill has expanded past the 'real' Silent Hill. The game will surely be about a man's descent into madness, and messing with perception, reality, and dimensions are just as fitting as they once were.

So. Am I stoked? Yes. Is this the greatest thing that could have happened? Probably.___

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2014-08-12 21:32:45 (27 comments, 37 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

"If they gunned me down, which photo would they use?"

This blog, following the death of Michael Brown, is fantastic. A blunt acknowledgement that we are all dynamic and complicated, but can be portrayed in any number of paper-thin ways. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown  

See the full blog here: http://bit.ly/IfTheyShotMeDown

"If they gunned me down, which photo would they use?"

This blog, following the death of Michael Brown, is fantastic. A blunt acknowledgement that we are all dynamic and complicated, but can be portrayed in any number of paper-thin ways. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown  

See the full blog here: http://bit.ly/IfTheyShotMeDown___

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2014-08-10 21:36:35 (13 comments, 117 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

The definitive guide to whether or not you can use that image.

Sharing images online is complicated. This (equally as complicated) flow chart will help you figure it out. I've been writing a long time and I'm still guilty of messing up every now and then. Aren't we all? Regardless, we should always be considerate of content creators and do our best to accurately attribute credit when possible. 

This image was posted to LifeHacker by The Visual Communication Guy. Link: http://lifehacker.com/follow-this-chart-to-know-if-you-can-use-an-image-from-1615584870

...did I do that right? ;)

The definitive guide to whether or not you can use that image.

Sharing images online is complicated. This (equally as complicated) flow chart will help you figure it out. I've been writing a long time and I'm still guilty of messing up every now and then. Aren't we all? Regardless, we should always be considerate of content creators and do our best to accurately attribute credit when possible. 

This image was posted to LifeHacker by The Visual Communication Guy. Link: http://lifehacker.com/follow-this-chart-to-know-if-you-can-use-an-image-from-1615584870

...did I do that right? ;)___

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2014-08-07 22:40:09 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Last night I made the incredibly rash decision to buy last minute tickets to Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run tour. I regret nothing. Say what you will about Beyonce (and the only thing that's reasonable to say is that she is perfect and awe-inspiring and amazing), but she is undoubtedly an incredibly singer. She hit every single note, danced her ass off, and had incredibly stage presence. She knew EXACTLY what to do to get the crowd riled up.

The stage was the main stage from Coachella and the audio quality was super crisp. Unfortunately, there was serious reverb off the back of AT&T park especially when Jay-Z was performing. I imagine that they tilted the speakers down due to noise complaints after the first night. 

Technically, the show was incredible. The video was crystal clear. The lights were massive. There were trap doors and stripper poles and props and ahhhhh!... more »

Last night I made the incredibly rash decision to buy last minute tickets to Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run tour. I regret nothing. Say what you will about Beyonce (and the only thing that's reasonable to say is that she is perfect and awe-inspiring and amazing), but she is undoubtedly an incredibly singer. She hit every single note, danced her ass off, and had incredibly stage presence. She knew EXACTLY what to do to get the crowd riled up.

The stage was the main stage from Coachella and the audio quality was super crisp. Unfortunately, there was serious reverb off the back of AT&T park especially when Jay-Z was performing. I imagine that they tilted the speakers down due to noise complaints after the first night. 

Technically, the show was incredible. The video was crystal clear. The lights were massive. There were trap doors and stripper poles and props and ahhhhh! Video bits played between songs and told the story of Beyonce and Jay-Z on the run as gangsters. Cheesy? Sure. But it was a blast. The screens would move around constantly as well, always giving people something to look at. 

The set list rocked, but I was a little sad XO and End of Time weren't performed. Countdown had it's usual moment as a transition piece and Ring the Alarm was a huge highlight.

They had chemistry during the show, but at one point Jay held Beyonce from behind and it did NOT look appreciated. They were more lovey dovey at the end, but there some moments of tension - and I don't think I'm projecting.

Jay-Z was (mostly) good for bathroom breaks.___

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2014-08-05 19:39:32 (39 comments, 29 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Fortress of Solitude.

My boyfriend and I have a saying: "I'm going to Fortress of Solitude tonight." What it means is, "I'd like to be alone tonight." It's an understood necessity that we need time to recollect our thoughts, recharge, and focus on our passions for a little while. My boyfriend is an introvert, so it makes sense that he needs this time, but increasingly I, as an extrovert, have been needing this time more and more. My roommate picked up on this too saying, "You seem less extroverted now. Well... you're still super extroverted but you seem to need more alone time." She's right and I think I figured out why.

I have a set reserve of emotional energy that I can spend. I spend it differently every day but it eventually runs out. As my roots grow deeper and deeper into my work, relationship, and city, I spend more and... more »

Fortress of Solitude.

My boyfriend and I have a saying: "I'm going to Fortress of Solitude tonight." What it means is, "I'd like to be alone tonight." It's an understood necessity that we need time to recollect our thoughts, recharge, and focus on our passions for a little while. My boyfriend is an introvert, so it makes sense that he needs this time, but increasingly I, as an extrovert, have been needing this time more and more. My roommate picked up on this too saying, "You seem less extroverted now. Well... you're still super extroverted but you seem to need more alone time." She's right and I think I figured out why.

I have a set reserve of emotional energy that I can spend. I spend it differently every day but it eventually runs out. As my roots grow deeper and deeper into my work, relationship, and city, I spend more and more of it. I'm highly involved at my company. Being in San Francisco longer means more friends to meet up with. As someone who's been single over three years until recently, I'm relearning a lot about myself in my new relationship. It's... a lot to spend my emotional energy on but I love every second of it.

A few months ago, I burned myself out. Work was insane, my nonprofit became too much to handle, and my personal life was nonstop mayhem (in the greatest way possible). It didn't help that I would use the hours of midnight and 2am to relax and unwind. This can only last so long. Soon, I was too tired to catch up with what I needed to do. For the first time in my life, I let emails stack up, notifications go unread, and was ignoring text messages from even my best friends. I'm not sure whether to blame technology and how easy it made finding me or myself taking on more than I can chew, but the bottom line was that I needed to cut back.

The fear of missing out is real, especially these days, but the more I communicated that I was going to be alone, the happier I was doing things that were normally enjoyable. Alone time has become a necessity in my elder year of 24, and it makes life mean more. Not every moment needs to be lived 'in the moment' and I find myself coming out of my Fortress of Solitude with a revitalized understanding of what's important to me. Don't be afraid of being alone for a bit - even if you're as extroverted as I am.

Do you have a story about #TheNew  Alone Time? I want to hear it. See how Chevy's doing the same here: http://s.chevy.com/PLg #Sponsored  ___

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2014-08-04 18:09:46 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

My weekend.

My boyfriend Shane and I (along with my good friend James and his boyfriend) retreated into the wilderness this weekend to camp, hike, cliff jump, eat, and pretend to be mountain goats. We looked on +Google Earth for some small lakes to the northwest of Tahoe and decided that Downey lake would be the greatest to go to. We were right.

It was glorious and I loved every second of it. Actually, I'm ready to go back. Right. Now.

My weekend.

My boyfriend Shane and I (along with my good friend James and his boyfriend) retreated into the wilderness this weekend to camp, hike, cliff jump, eat, and pretend to be mountain goats. We looked on +Google Earth for some small lakes to the northwest of Tahoe and decided that Downey lake would be the greatest to go to. We were right.

It was glorious and I loved every second of it. Actually, I'm ready to go back. Right. Now.___

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2014-07-30 00:16:41 (44 comments, 46 reshares, 218 +1s)Open 

California's drought is not great.

This is Folsom Lake near Sacramento. It's sad because it's dry. If you're living in California, be aware of your water use. Also, don't water your lawn if you have one :)

California's drought is not great.

This is Folsom Lake near Sacramento. It's sad because it's dry. If you're living in California, be aware of your water use. Also, don't water your lawn if you have one :)___

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2014-07-29 00:19:27 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Man. The amount of time we spend defending our 'right' to prove we're the biggest asshole on the internet is astonishing. "No. I won't think about whether or not being a troll hurts my or the internet's ability to be a persuasive, legitimate, and respectable force in the world because being a troll is funny. I like funny."

Sigh... People need to understand that, in order for their voice to be taken seriously, that they need to not harass the people they want to listen to them. Thinking being a dick for the sake of being a dick is unnecessary shouldn't be a controversial thought. 

There are better ways to make a point.

Man. The amount of time we spend defending our 'right' to prove we're the biggest asshole on the internet is astonishing. "No. I won't think about whether or not being a troll hurts my or the internet's ability to be a persuasive, legitimate, and respectable force in the world because being a troll is funny. I like funny."

Sigh... People need to understand that, in order for their voice to be taken seriously, that they need to not harass the people they want to listen to them. Thinking being a dick for the sake of being a dick is unnecessary shouldn't be a controversial thought. 

There are better ways to make a point.___

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2014-07-28 19:43:50 (163 comments, 56 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

If we want the internet to be taken seriously, trolling needs to end.

Trolling - the act of over-reacting to the point of absurdity, causing shit storms for the sake of it, harassing people to get reactions, etc - is increasingly becoming a product of a bygone internet era. With anonymity comes confidence, and with confidence comes abuse. The internet used to, primarily, be a place for fun and news, but has grown into the most important platform for global democracy. If someone has internet access, they have a voice - and people want their voices to be seriously considered. The internet has grown up, deciding the fate of legislation, spreading open and free information, and becoming the largest, most important community building platform the human race has ever had. As the net grows up, it's time for its users to as well.

In general, I'm against anonymity on the... more »

If we want the internet to be taken seriously, trolling needs to end.

Trolling - the act of over-reacting to the point of absurdity, causing shit storms for the sake of it, harassing people to get reactions, etc - is increasingly becoming a product of a bygone internet era. With anonymity comes confidence, and with confidence comes abuse. The internet used to, primarily, be a place for fun and news, but has grown into the most important platform for global democracy. If someone has internet access, they have a voice - and people want their voices to be seriously considered. The internet has grown up, deciding the fate of legislation, spreading open and free information, and becoming the largest, most important community building platform the human race has ever had. As the net grows up, it's time for its users to as well.

In general, I'm against anonymity on the internet. People's stories and history help them make relevant, meaningful points and contributions. We shouldn't be afraid of them. Alas, many are and anonymity can be dangerously enabling. People will do things they would never do when their avatars are held responsible instead of themselves. Sometimes their actions are minor like posting pornography, other times it's bullying serious enough to drive people to suicide. It's always uncalled for. People want to live out fantasies or find purpose by creating conflict, and that's much easier with an avatar. An avatar is a vehicle for abusive behavior. There are, of course, legitimate reasons for remaining anonymous, especially when there are serious personal consequences (ie. political reasons, soul searching, etc), but anonymity is, unfortunately, most closely related to people doing things they wouldn't normally do.

The problem with trolling is that it undercuts the internet's legitimacy as platform can safely participate in to enact change in their communities. Trolls are Judas's to their fellow internet users, damaging honest and helpful perspectives from other anonymous users. Causing mayhem may be malicious fun, but it's an unhelpful cycle. People troll, they lose legitimacy, they aren't taken seriously when making a real point, they get mad and troll more, they try to make a serious point again - rinse and repeat. I see this cycle far too often as a Community Manger and it's emotional whip lash. Anonymous communities are especially hot and cold, biting the hand that feeds them and then begging to have their concerns addressed. They become increasingly frustrated the more they're ignored after trolling or over reacting, failing to see that their attitude is what makes them hard to trust. 

I'm not saying that we can't mess with each other or have a little fun, but I think we need to take a critical look at the culture of trolling and its actual usefulness. Done by men and women of all ages, it's a childish endeavor that makes internet users hard to respect and earn the reputation of a bad consumer. It's time to stop being aroused by shit-causing and start using the internet to its fullest potential. The internet is too mature to be stifled by the emotional high of false importance and inflation of 'self'. 

So go forth internet! Be anonymous when you need to, but challenge yourself to be thoughtful, empathetic, personal, and reasonable. The net is a great step forward for all these things, and it's time to stop abusing it.___

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2014-07-23 20:25:47 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Pride: How I used to hate it and I came to love it.

Another Pride weekend has come and gone, and I can understand how the whole Pride thing could put a few people off. It's... a lot to handle. Before moving to San Francisco, my closest affiliations to any sort of LGBT Pride came from my role on my college campus as Vice President of the Inter-Fraternity Council. It wasn't until this whole Google+ thing blew up that I was, frankly, pressured into being a thought leader in the LGBT space and embodying Pride. Similar to my experiences being a gay male in charge of a horde of alpha males on my college campus, I felt a bit like a black sheep. So I started asking myself why. What was it about Pride that I didn't connect with?

I thought about it from sorts of different angles: Was it shame? No, definitely not. Why would my dad not like this? It's shocking, but I... more »

Pride: How I used to hate it and I came to love it.

Another Pride weekend has come and gone, and I can understand how the whole Pride thing could put a few people off. It's... a lot to handle. Before moving to San Francisco, my closest affiliations to any sort of LGBT Pride came from my role on my college campus as Vice President of the Inter-Fraternity Council. It wasn't until this whole Google+ thing blew up that I was, frankly, pressured into being a thought leader in the LGBT space and embodying Pride. Similar to my experiences being a gay male in charge of a horde of alpha males on my college campus, I felt a bit like a black sheep. So I started asking myself why. What was it about Pride that I didn't connect with?

I thought about it from sorts of different angles: Was it shame? No, definitely not. Why would my dad not like this? It's shocking, but I don't mind that. Do I think this endeavor is worthwhile? Yes, absolutely. After some time, I realized that it was the pressure. Having preserved my identity over the years from the easy out of 'Hey girl's or the free-pass assimilation of super quirky art queer or devolving into a hyper critical sassy-pants who wins votes through mean-spirited laughs in favor of my own style of gayness, I hated being told what to do or how to act. It's something people of any cultural group go through as they develop, and I definitely did. Pride felt like it was one level, one volume, one intensity. It felt shallow to me because of that and, even though I'd enjoy dancing from time to time, there was no reprieve from its loudness. 

That can be a lot for people to handle, especially if they're just coming to grips with their own identity like I was. 

To me, The New Pride is all about support. That parade, those dancers, those naked old guys, the girls holding hands, the leather - all of that expression isn't saying, "Be like us!" Rather, it's saying, "We are this way. We are showing you that you can be any way that you want to be." Walking through the crowds this year, I didn't feel pressured. Instead, I looked around, quietly, and appreciated everyone for who they were. Through all the noise and through all the bass and through all the color, that's the real message of Pride. 

#PridePlus   #LGBT  ___

2014-07-14 19:31:08 (24 comments, 32 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Don't you fucking dare overlook this post because it's not a pretty picture of food and instead includes a boring looking link.

The FCC will close official public comments tonight at midnight on its (highly misleadingly named) 'Protecting and Preserving the Open Internet' initiative. More commonly, this is referred to as 'The Awful Thing that Destroys #NetNeutrality  and Creates Internet Fast Lanes'. This nearly unanimously hated proposal threatens to forever misrepresent the founding principles of the internet.  I IMPLORE you to take this time to leave your comment at the link below.

My comment is as follows:

"FCC,

I'm truly troubled by your persistence to end Net Neutrality, and instead create a system where the bidder with the most resources receives preferential treatment from internet service providers. Should thep... more »

Don't you fucking dare overlook this post because it's not a pretty picture of food and instead includes a boring looking link.

The FCC will close official public comments tonight at midnight on its (highly misleadingly named) 'Protecting and Preserving the Open Internet' initiative. More commonly, this is referred to as 'The Awful Thing that Destroys #NetNeutrality  and Creates Internet Fast Lanes'. This nearly unanimously hated proposal threatens to forever misrepresent the founding principles of the internet.  I IMPLORE you to take this time to leave your comment at the link below.

My comment is as follows:

"FCC,

I'm truly troubled by your persistence to end Net Neutrality, and instead create a system where the bidder with the most resources receives preferential treatment from internet service providers. Should the proposal 'Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet' be implemented, I foresee a future where smaller brands are unfairly damaged simply because they didn't have the cash to pay their ISP for ideal speeds. The average consumer won't understand why some sites are faster than others and will, instead, prefer certain sources over others not because of their content, but because of their willingness to dish out to Comcast. It's a situation that's bad for the consumer, bad for internet service providers, and bad for brands. 

The internet was founded on the principle of free and open information for everyone. It gave everyone a voice, and every voice should reach me the same way. The FCC continues to plead with us saying that it is not creating a 'Fast Lane' and that every site will reach me at my promised speeds from my ISP, but faster is faster. The tubes that bring me the internet are no different than the power lines that provide power to my house or the water pipes underneath my feet. The internet has become a requirement for modern living and the FCC should make every effort possible to preserve and improve its ease of access. Your proposal does the exact opposite and, despite some creative language that may make 14-28 look appealing, the FCC has received more comments on this than anything else in its history. Everyone's caught on. 

I implore you to seriously consider every comment you've received on your initiative and find a different solution. Should the FCC continue moving forward on 14-28, it will only hurt its perception as a woefully out of touch government agency that is not acting in the best interest of the American people. Please. Don't make me completely lose faith in the FCC's ability to protect my right to access information, promote forward-thinking innovations, and be a world leader in technology. There's still time to make this right by doing the most American thing possible - listening to the people you serve.

Emphatically,
Carter Gibson"


If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you need to have an idea and so does everyone else. Share this post or make your own. 

For more information about the FCC's proposal -
First, check this out: http://gizmodo.com/the-grim-future-of-a-world-without-net-neutrality-1501161513/1566814900/+ace
Then this: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/not-even-the-fcc-likes-the-fccs-proposed-net-neutrality-rules
And then you can watch this: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)___

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2014-07-08 22:56:04 (70 comments, 102 reshares, 275 +1s)Open 

Hey guys....Remember this?

This octopus is dead! The soy sauce stimulates its nervous system so it looks like it's dancing! Wow! Incredible!

;)

Hey guys....Remember this?

This octopus is dead! The soy sauce stimulates its nervous system so it looks like it's dancing! Wow! Incredible!

;)___

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2014-07-04 19:33:50 (43 comments, 5 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, my 16-year-old pup Ernie died. When I went home for Christmas last year I said goodbye to him. He was super old and it was time to go, but my mom had to make the call to put him down. I can't imagine how hard that must be, but she did it in the best way possible.

Ernie, who had been having seizures for a few months, was clearly at the end of the line. My mom had a hospice pet lady come over so he didn't have to go to vet and they fed him chicken and treats all morning. Then Ernie was given half of the sedative so he wouldn't be disoriented. He got sleepy, walked over to my mom, laid down, put his head in her lap and got an ear rub. Then he went to sleep. When the woman brought in a sheet to take Ernie away, my mom protested, saying he should go out in something from home. So he was wrapped in a towel and carried out in his bed. Pretty viking of him if you ask me... more »

Yesterday, my 16-year-old pup Ernie died. When I went home for Christmas last year I said goodbye to him. He was super old and it was time to go, but my mom had to make the call to put him down. I can't imagine how hard that must be, but she did it in the best way possible.

Ernie, who had been having seizures for a few months, was clearly at the end of the line. My mom had a hospice pet lady come over so he didn't have to go to vet and they fed him chicken and treats all morning. Then Ernie was given half of the sedative so he wouldn't be disoriented. He got sleepy, walked over to my mom, laid down, put his head in her lap and got an ear rub. Then he went to sleep. When the woman brought in a sheet to take Ernie away, my mom protested, saying he should go out in something from home. So he was wrapped in a towel and carried out in his bed. Pretty viking of him if you ask me... 

I'm absolutely devastated to lose the dog I grew up with, but I'm so happy he could go out the way he did. He was a truly fantastic, loving pup. Here's a picture of him in a dog Snuggie on top on my mom who was also wearing a Snuggie.___

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2014-06-29 17:36:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Join me on the #Pridecast  at 11am PT!
 http://on.mash.to/PrideCast

It's Pride, and after a fantastic night at the Robyn and Royksopp concert, I'm ready to talk about why this whole Pride thing exists at all. Not everyone celebrates Pride the same way. Hell, some people are completely put off by the festivities, but that's okay. There's more than one way to celebrate and, no matter what, it's important to remember that it's all about support.

Join me on the #Pridecast  at 11am PT!
 http://on.mash.to/PrideCast

It's Pride, and after a fantastic night at the Robyn and Royksopp concert, I'm ready to talk about why this whole Pride thing exists at all. Not everyone celebrates Pride the same way. Hell, some people are completely put off by the festivities, but that's okay. There's more than one way to celebrate and, no matter what, it's important to remember that it's all about support.___

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2014-06-24 22:18:56 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

I get asked a lot about what it's like being a community manager in the gaming sector. It has a reputation for being infamously rough, but luckily I work somewhere that empowers me to find my own communication style to build trust - and, in turn, longterm value - with my players. Here's what I say when people ask me if it's hard:

A community manager's job is tough because we're a player's advocate, but are blamed, personally, for changes we don't control as the liaison between player and corporation. I'm always there for my players and actively representing their feedback to the product team in an effort to help make the game more enjoyable. It's not my job to do PR, but rather to increase transparency and help our players understand the decisions we make - not all of which we'll backtrack on. We have to balance qualitative data with quantitative data and... more »

I get asked a lot about what it's like being a community manager in the gaming sector. It has a reputation for being infamously rough, but luckily I work somewhere that empowers me to find my own communication style to build trust - and, in turn, longterm value - with my players. Here's what I say when people ask me if it's hard:

A community manager's job is tough because we're a player's advocate, but are blamed, personally, for changes we don't control as the liaison between player and corporation. I'm always there for my players and actively representing their feedback to the product team in an effort to help make the game more enjoyable. It's not my job to do PR, but rather to increase transparency and help our players understand the decisions we make - not all of which we'll backtrack on. We have to balance qualitative data with quantitative data and sometimes find new, creative solutions when quantitative data wins out over feelings.

My goal is to foster a constructive environment that helps me better understand how to tweak features that are important to the team's vision, but also informed by players' input. That can be especially hard with legacy players in Free to Play titles that are quickly iterated on, but it's also a huge opportunity to capture that passion by creating special groups. As for the anonymity-driven hate speech? It's easy to not to listen to feedback from people who insult us no matter how much that player may care. I'll always try once to engage, but if they don't want to listen then they don't deserve to impact the title.

It's a truly great job that certainly requires a tough skin, consistent availability that needs to be delicately balanced, and unorthodox methods, but man. It's always exciting and usually rewarding.___

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2014-06-20 19:52:34 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

I'm thrilled with my community.

Love, in all forms, has been around forever. Whether it's a man loving a woman, a woman loving a man, a man loving a man, a woman loving a woman - love has been part of experience and history. I'm so lucky to be living in an age when idea sharing is encouraged and we're all able to tell our stories. Finding accepting communities is easy with tools like social media and I've loved meeting so many of you fantastic people. We knew that love isn't new, but accepting it is. #TheNew   Community, to me, is the appreciation of all kinds of love. 

Growing up, I never thought I was wrong for being gay. But my city did. My state did. My nation did. My admiration for other men felt so natural that I never even considered that I was being progressive. I knew to keep my #pride  quiet though. I knew that, were I to out myself, Iwo... more »

I'm thrilled with my community.

Love, in all forms, has been around forever. Whether it's a man loving a woman, a woman loving a man, a man loving a man, a woman loving a woman - love has been part of experience and history. I'm so lucky to be living in an age when idea sharing is encouraged and we're all able to tell our stories. Finding accepting communities is easy with tools like social media and I've loved meeting so many of you fantastic people. We knew that love isn't new, but accepting it is. #TheNew   Community, to me, is the appreciation of all kinds of love. 

Growing up, I never thought I was wrong for being gay. But my city did. My state did. My nation did. My admiration for other men felt so natural that I never even considered that I was being progressive. I knew to keep my #pride  quiet though. I knew that, were I to out myself, I wouldn't belong to the communities I was already a part of. I knew that it wasn't the right time and that I had to wait for everyone else to recognize the diversity that's always been there, just hidden. By the time I came out at 15, I realized that waiting wasn't going to do any good. I had to be a part of the change I needed to fully live my life. I had to help create the community I wanted to be a part of. 

After many a story, meeting, greeting, speech, and campaign, I've watched so many others just like me help others see the beauty in relationships of all kinds. I've seen arguments against love that used to be the status quo dismissed on the basis of absurdity. I've seen massive amounts of courage from my community, but also from those outside my community who have opened their mind to encourage a more accepting, loving world. It's not easy to force yourself to see new perspectives or challenge your world view, but it's the more important part of long-lasting change.

The New Community accepts each other no matter who (or what) we love. It acknowledges that there's no one right way to appreciate life. We're all truly lucky to be alive while these incredible communities are being formed and it's up to us to make sure they continue to grow.

Do you have a story about #TheNew  Community? I want to hear it. See how Chevy's doing the same here: http://s.chevy.com/PLg #Sponsored  ___

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2014-06-19 18:57:40 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Say hello to Stranger Snaps
Check out my new friends here: http://bit.ly/StrangerSnaps

Over the past year I've been taking screenshots of Snapchats that strangers send me. Consider it a social experiment. Enjoy.

Say hello to Stranger Snaps
Check out my new friends here: http://bit.ly/StrangerSnaps

Over the past year I've been taking screenshots of Snapchats that strangers send me. Consider it a social experiment. Enjoy.___

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2014-06-17 23:45:59 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Stranger Snaps

For about a year I've been taking screenshots of Snapchats that strangers send me. Seriously. It's more than you'd think and they're all very interesting.

My question to you is: Should I start a Tumblr featuring them? I'm leaning yes.

An example is below. I have NO idea who that person is.

Stranger Snaps

For about a year I've been taking screenshots of Snapchats that strangers send me. Seriously. It's more than you'd think and they're all very interesting.

My question to you is: Should I start a Tumblr featuring them? I'm leaning yes.

An example is below. I have NO idea who that person is.___

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2014-06-16 17:59:43 (25 comments, 7 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

One year after the strike down of DOMA, I give my thoughts to MSNBC about my vision for the future of marriage equality. 
Read the full interview here: on.msnbc.com/1vumsjG 

To be candid, I'm tired of marriage equality even being a discussion anymore and am frustrated that it still is. I'd much rather file the "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" argument away in the history books under, "Times We Were Really Bigoted and Mean." Luckily, I feel like legislation, public opinion, and momentum is on my side, but until there's sweeping protection everywhere, this conversation needs to keep going. 

When MSNBC tweeted my interview, I got replies like "God created us (Adam and EVE)... Why impose your BELIEF on others?... Marriage is one woman and one man per God..." I'm sick of this bullshit and am reminded by it that there are stillgia... more »

One year after the strike down of DOMA, I give my thoughts to MSNBC about my vision for the future of marriage equality. 
Read the full interview here: on.msnbc.com/1vumsjG 

To be candid, I'm tired of marriage equality even being a discussion anymore and am frustrated that it still is. I'd much rather file the "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" argument away in the history books under, "Times We Were Really Bigoted and Mean." Luckily, I feel like legislation, public opinion, and momentum is on my side, but until there's sweeping protection everywhere, this conversation needs to keep going. 

When MSNBC tweeted my interview, I got replies like "God created us (Adam and EVE)... Why impose your BELIEF on others?... Marriage is one woman and one man per God..." I'm sick of this bullshit and am reminded by it that there are still giant, unsafe areas for LGBT youth all across the nation. We can't sweep those opinions under the rug and pretend that a majority in favor of marriage equality is enough. 

Standing up for marriage equality to everyone - consistently and for the foreseeable future - is the key to creating a safe nation for all. But man. I wish we were past that already.

Photo by Torbakhopper via Flickr___

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2014-06-12 17:39:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

The KIXBALLERS are undefeated season champions!

We celebrate with Photoshop. Kickball is a big deal guys. 

The KIXBALLERS are undefeated season champions!

We celebrate with Photoshop. Kickball is a big deal guys. ___

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