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Oleg Moskalensky8,363I'll be joined by +David Amerland, yes that same #semanticsearch  +David Amerland, only this time we'll discuss  managing multiple identities on Google+, as well as David's new book Google+ Hangouts for Business.Erecting Semantic Density with David Amerland2014-04-10 19:00:0019 
Ronnie Bincer86,943Identifying Influencers with NOD3xMonday, March 24th -http://www.NOD3x.comDive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence.Check out this video: Creating Your First Project on NOD3x™The NOD3x Dashboard training: http://goo.gl/W67IecFind additional Training help for NOD3x here http://www.snaphix.comChristine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members:http://bit.ly/MhiA4xUpcoming Shows in the SeriesMonday, April 7thA review of the tools covered to date and an introduction to the second part of our series, the techniques of influence marketing. Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which techniques work and why.Influencer Feedback - The Next set of events will feature suggested techniques when reaching out to influencers. Stories of the good and bad ways people have done so.Monday, April 21stAn interview with: +David Amerland Monday, May 5thAn interview with: +Eric EngeMonday, May 19thAn interview with: +#TNTBootcamp Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - NOD3x Focus2014-03-24 19:30:00237 
Ireland9,670Ireland, only 5 million people live here but 70 million call it home. Wherever you are in the world this St. Patrick’s Day, be proud.  Join us here in Ireland on G+ for St Patrick’s Day. Share your photos and events from all over Ireland and around the world with us. Everybody can be Irish on St Patrick’s Day :-)   #StPatricksDay2014    #IrelandInspiresSt Patrick's Day 20142014-03-17 10:00:00222 
Kai Bergmann7,416Hi I would like to  invite you for the #PhotowalkWestCork  when:  September 21st 2013 from 10.30 am to 5ish pm  Schedule for the walk:- meet at Mizen Head car park to get into the lighthouse and station- after an hour we drive down to the car park at Barley Cove from where we walk into Barley Cove, Whitestrand, Galley Cove and up to Brow Head where an old napoleonic tower overlooks the peninsula. In good condition we should be able to see Fastnet Lighthouse, Mizen Head, Barly cove and down to Crookhaven.( up and down about 7 km easy terrain (A class) approx 2.5 hours)- We will head then for Crookhaven where the walk end.  There are some pubs restaurants for some refreshments. Due to the distances and time restriction we will need the cars, maybe we can pool. If there is a big interest I might get a coach service to drive for us,  but this depends on the numbers of attendeesThank youKai This is a google map below with all the points   https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Mizen+Head,+The+Harbour+Road,+Goleen,+Co.+Cork,+Ireland&daddr=Unknown+road+to:R591+to:Unknown+road+to:Crookhaven,+Ireland&hl=en&ll=51.461868,-9.766245&spn=0.046417,0.097847&sll=51.465879,-9.757748&sspn=0.092825,0.195694&geocode=FbcWEQMdpEpq_yn_pRF1LYZFSDGR3_YEpSAevA%3BFV9cEQMd6-5q_w%3BFZY_EQMdUE1r_w%3BFXgoEQMd0Rtr_w%3BFXFYEQMdp5dr_ylx9NfLmIVFSDGgoTGXqccACg&oq=Crookhaven&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=14       Accomodation:Herons Cove in Goleen (Sue from Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society)http://www.heronscove.com/Galley Cove Househttp://www.galleycovehouse.com/index.htmlThere is more to find on Tripadvisor for this area. http://www.tripadvisor.ie/AllLocations-g775193-c1-Hotels-Crookhaven_County_Cork.htmlThere is an opportunity to go for a boat tour from Baltimore Harbour to Fastnet Lighthouse depending on the weather conditions. Please let me know who is interested when you post in here. Photowalk West Cork #PhotowalkWestCork2013-09-21 10:30:008 
UK Photography Community313,208The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of SUMMER “Blink and you'll miss it”SUMMER visits the UK. Photographed in United Kingdom, the Whole of Ireland & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.DISCLAIMER:By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out About page for more details.WHAT TO POST:- please do not post all images in one go: spread them out- the image must fit the theme!- a maximum entry of !!!!  THREE   !!!!! images per person- image must have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies- image must be your own and you must own the copyright- software manipulation is permitted, e.g. creating a reflection- images taken prior to the event are permitted for this event- please add a comment to the image, re location and relevance to UK- you can include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere- anyone in the world can post an image- you must have circled the +UK Photography Community - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU:- post more than 3 images- post anything off topic or non-UK/ Ireland / Crown Dependencies- fail to add the location                WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMESWhen the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))OTHER INFO- For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependenciesHOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITYPlease visit +UK Photography Community ABOUT page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O)) We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community admin team!SUMMER “Blink and you'll miss it” ... SUMMER visits the UK2013-07-23 20:00:00114 
Eileen O'Duffy24,727In 2006, the National Geographic Traveller magazine described the Dingle Peninsula as "the most beautiful place on Earth" Join us for #PhotowalkDingle, everybody is welcome. 11am Meet at The Stone House Cafe & Restaurant adjacent to Dún Beag Fort.  (Directions: From Dingle town take the Slea Head Drive (R559), past Ventry Village and straight on for approx. 6km, until you reach the village of Fahan. You will see signs for Dún Beag Fort Visitor Centre on your right. When numbers are confirmed we can look at car sharing from Dingle town) Walk this particularly spectacular part of the Dingle Way as the trail skirts the base of Mount Eagle and at 160m above sea-level, the view over the Atlantic gradually starts to include the Blasket Islands. The trail rounds the shrine at Slea Head and continues on to Coumeenole Beach  Return walking by road . Total distance 10 kms5pm Benners Hotel Dingle town for refreshments. Wear suitable walking gear and bring sunglasses, umbrellas, a packed lunch and drinking water. Plan B if it is lashing rain: We continue in cars and stop at the parking stops at Slea Head and Coumeenole Beach before driving back to Dingle town to get a mixture of  indoor and outdoor shots between showers.Link to route Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/uDgSvInformation on the Dingle Way http://www.dingleway.com/trail-description/dingle-dunquin.php (NB we are only walking a small section of the Dingle Way) Dingle Way Ordinance Survey maps http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail.aspx?id=11Map of Dingle peninsula  http://www.dingle-peninsula.ie/Penin_Map.htmDún Beag Fort and the Stone House Café http://www.dunbegfort.com/location.htmlSlea Head Walk #PhotowalkDingle2013-06-29 12:00:0011 
Dalkey Open148 #DalkeyOpen is a monthly Tweetup (now a monthly GooglePlusUp!) for like-minded people interested in technology/business/new media. All are welcome!Dalkey Open monthly Plus Up #DalkeyOpen2013-05-02 21:00:0015 
Eileen O'Duffy24,727Hosted by +Lochlann Doyle  and +Layla Kuyper Meet at 11am visitors’ information sign opposite Londis supermarket in Ballyliffin village Coastal walkway from Pollan Beach to Carrickabrahy Castle in the Isle of Doagh with the towering Donegal mountains on one side and the North Atlantic Ocean on the other  LENGTH – 9.5 km including the return journey (6 miles).http://www.visitballyliffin.com/default0d46.html?treeid=796pm The Strand Hotel  Ballyliffin Relax and unwind with food and drinkA group of us are travelling up for the weekend and staying two nights in Ballyliffin.Accommodation in Ballyliffin http://www.visitballyliffin.com/accommodation.htmlLochlann may have further suggestions for exploring the Inishowen Peninsula. (Image source: www.treanhouse.com  )#PhotowalkDonegal Ballyliffin Coastal Walk2013-04-13 11:00:0021 
Dalkey Open148 #DalkeyOpen is a monthly Tweetup (now a monthly GooglePlusUp!) for like-minded people interested in technology/business/new media. All are welcome!DalkeyOpen monthly Plus Up #DalkeyOpen2013-04-04 21:00:008 
UK Photography Community313,208The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of 'BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BEACHES' photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.DISCLAIMER:By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out About page for more details.WHAT TO POST:- goes without saying that the image must fit the theme!- a maximum entry of !!!!  THREE   !!!!! images per person- image must have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies- image must be your own and you must own the copyright- software manipulation is permitted, e.g. creating a reflection- images taken prior to the event are permitted for this event- please do not post all images in one go: spread them out- please add a comment to the image, re location and relevance to UK- you can include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere- anyone in the world can post an image- you must have circled the +UK Photography Community - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU:- post more than 3 images- post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies- fail to add the location                WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMESThis event will run from Sunday 24th March 2013 to midnight Wednesday 27th March 2013. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))OTHER INFO- Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependenciesHOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITYPlease visit +UK Photography Community ABOUT page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O)) We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  mod team!+Raya Ozruso-Cottrell +Louise Burrows  +Mathew Hanley +Gerard Charnley +Andy Burke +Stuart Dyckhoff +Shaun Stewart +John LeFebvre +Lee Black +Heidi Anne Morris BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BEACHES2013-03-24 12:00:0057 
Ireland9,670Join us here in Ireland on G+ for St Patrick’s Day. Share your photos and events from all over Ireland and around the world with us. Everybody can be Irish on St Patrick’s Day :-)(Image source St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin news1.ghananation.com )St Patrick’s Day in Ireland #StPatricksDay2013-03-17 13:00:00412 
Dalkey Open148 #DalkeyOpen is a monthly Tweetup (now a monthly GooglePlusUp!) for like-minded people interested in technology/business/new media..All are welcome!DalkeyOpen monthly Plus Up #DalkeyOpen2013-03-07 21:00:0010 
Dalkey Open148#DalkeyOpen is a monthly Tweetup (now a monthly GooglePlusUp!)for like-minded people interested in technology/business/new media. Join us from 8.30pm in the Magpie Inn, Dalkey. All are welcome. DalkeyOpen monthly PlusUp2013-02-07 20:30:0014 
Dalkey Open148Kicking off the new year in Finnegans from 8pm. All are welcome   #DalkeyOpen  Happy New Year Dalkey Open Plus Up!2013-01-03 20:00:008 
Brian Herron1,859The formerly postponed Brew Day is back! Get hands on with hops, become a master of malt and learn about the craft and passion that goes into artisanal brewing. We’ll be throwing open the doors to the stunning Ocean’s Eleven café at Google Docks on Barrow st to an exclusive group of lucky Google+ users. We’ll be joined both in person and over Google+ Hangout by some of the finest Irish and international brewers who’ll lead us on over the course of two hours on a beer tasting odyssey. We'll be announcing the participants over the course of the next week. The event is free and open to all Google+ Local users but places will be limited and priority will be given to the first 20 people who complete 15 reviews on Google+ Local. Don’t forget to share your reviews with me, so that you get credit for them!Please make sure that you RSVP using this form: http://goo.gl/T1DvzOtherwise we won’t be able to send out the invite!Need inspiration? Why not rate your favourite bars for grabbing a special brew?You can get started here: plus.google.com/localBrew Day! Craft beer @ Google2012-11-22 19:30:0030 
Myles Duffy179An unusual opportunity to take a variety of landscape photographs in gentle Autumn light from elevated and spectacular coastal vantage points in Howth Village, along the cliff walk, in the vicinity of Bailey Lighthouse and from the Ben of Howth.Walk departs Howth Dart Station at 10.30 AM.  First Dart on Sundays' departs Bray at 09.00 AM and arrives Howth at 10.06 AM.  Howth is also served from the city centre by bus routes 31 and 31B. Trek 10 km. Ascent 240 metres.  Terrain includes lanes, cliff path and hill tracks. Minimum gear - walking boots, raingear, snacks and fluids.  Elapsed time c3 hours.  Walk concludes at Howth Dart station.  Plenty of hospitality venues in that vicinity.  Confirm if you intend to participate.G+ Photographers' Walk2012-11-11 11:30:0019 
Dalkey Open148Join us in Finnegans Dalkey from 8pm. Whether you’re interested in new technologies/business/start-ups/just a chat, all are welcome. Dalkey Open monthly meet #DalkeyOpen #TweetUp #PlusUp2012-11-01 21:00:0015 
Enda Cavanagh896The Copper House Gallery will launch my photographic exhibition Duality, from 6-8pm on Wednesday 24th October 2012. Duality is based on a series of large panoramic images celebrating the swimming areas and baths along the Dublin coast. Senator John Crown will open the exhibition.These structures are displayed as evolving and almost living entities with their own personalities: visible connections to our past. I illustrate how these transient structures may be an intrinsic part of the Irish landscape, yet in time become consumed by their surroundings, evoking a fragile beauty that beholds a sense of memory and of place.The exhibition runs at The Copper House Gallery from the 24th October to the 24th November 2012. Admission is free and all are welcome.My photographic exhibition Duality2012-10-24 18:00:008 
Dalkey Open148See you there ! Finnegans Dalkey.DalkeyOpen #Tweetup2012-10-04 21:00:0010 
Ireland9,670Paint the town black Arthur’s Day 27-09-12       #Ireland   #ArthursDay2012 #Guinness #reviewsday #Google +LocalWhere will you be sinking the black? Join us here in +Ireland  and  let us know where you are celebrating Arthur’s Day 2012.For more information on local events in Ireland http://www.guinness.com/en-ie/arthursday/index.htmlPaint the town black Arthur’s Day 27-09-122012-09-27 17:00:0010 
Eileen O'Duffy24,727G+ Photowalk Dalkey   #PhotowalkDalkey   #Ireland #Dalkey  #DublinI’m hosting the first ever #PhotoWalk Dalkey with the help of +Brian Rose and +Brian Herron Dalkey is one of the most picturesque towns in Ireland (nay, in the world!) so we are guaranteed to have a good time, whatever the weather……Everybody is welcome, please spread the word Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along a phone/camera and an umbrellaItinerary11.30 Meet up at Sandycove DART station• Newtownsmith Promenade• The Forty Foot• James Joyce Tower• Bullock Harbour 1pm-2pm  Dalkey Village Time to walk around the village, explore the Heritage Centre at Dalkey Castle, drink coffee/eat light lunch in one of the many restaurants in the village2pm Killiney Hill (yes, it’s worth the 20 minute walk to the back of Kiliiney Hill to get the most stunning views of Dublin Bay )• Killiney Hill• Cats Ladder• Vico Road• Whiterock Beach• Sorrento Park• Dylan’s Park• Coliemore Harbour6pm Finnegans Pub  Pints with the locals G+ Photowalk Dalkey2012-09-22 11:30:0054 
Dalkey Open148It’s time to visit The Club in Dalkey, please spread the word.#DalkeyOpen GooglePlusUp2012-09-06 21:00:0010 
Brian Herron1,859Google+ Local goes All-American for a Notre Dame v Navy American Football party. Join us for beers and buffalo wings to watch this historic match! Navy and Notre Dame haven't faced each other in Ireland since 1996, and this game at the Aviva – presented by The Gathering – couldn't be any more sold out. But that won't stop us celebrating the hell out of a glorious day in Irish/American international relations in front of the telly. Join me (Google's Dublin Community Manager) at kick off and grab a beer and some bites on us.Best of all, it's free for Google+ Local users!  All you have to do to guarantee a spot is review 10 new Dublin spots on Google+ Local – just visit this form to tell us you're in: http://goo.gl/mbbyiPlaces are very limited, so once you've done a new review share it with me to book your spot. Need to know more about how Google+ Local works? Follow this link: plus.google.com/localHUDDLE! Notre Dame v Navy Happy Hour2012-09-01 14:00:008 
Dalkey Open148#DalkeyOpen2012-08-02 21:30:002 
London 20121,476,189The 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 20:30:004699 

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Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
Kylie Jenner743GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 7   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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! :)Thanks!#circles #shared 2014-06-02 14:49:5930810312
Maria Morisot31,250Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle01 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-01 13:53:3330098102124
Marius Gheghici3,986Hi guys,This is an amazing circle with great Irish people. Please add them.+1 my post, comment. Then Share the circle with your connections and don't forget to include yourself in this shared circle!2014-05-28 12:30:58261224
Becky Collins10,282Mobile 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 ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Tim Utzig13,084Here are some awesome #Engagers   that will be a great add to your stream. I have had the honor to get to know them this past year through events, communities and circles. Thanks for a great two years and all of your support while I was on hiatus :).2014-05-27 22:38:2519721414
Catherine Sanchez573Shared Circle on Fryday!Share this circle :)#sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheweek 2014-05-16 13:35:174959412
Sacquia Turpin499Thought I'd share more awesome people with you.2014-05-14 01:55:38501305
Eleanor Fullalove839Here's a circle for you - everyone in it is UK based #sharedcircles #shared4shared #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-05-13 19:36:15501018
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139
Eleanor Fullalove718Here's an updated version of my original #circle for those in (or interested in) the #UK . It would be great to #share more circles like this in future, so if you're based in #england #ireland #scotland or #wales please make yourself known : ) #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain  2014-05-07 21:16:0650146641
Eleanor Fullalove361If you're new to #googleplus and looking for other users in #england or anywhere in the #UK then this #sharedcircle is for you! Let me know in comments if you want to be included next time #bristol   #london   #oxford   #cambridge   #sharedcircles   #ireland #scotland #wales  2014-05-03 21:06:53307615
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
Clare Cosgrove51,538Sharing this as an example of a Circle share made by me wanting to introduce you all to some of my Good people, my besties.. people whose content is consistently interesting,funny and sometimes..risque and some may even be classed as offensive by some.. but never boring! These people are keepers!! Extra for +Lexidh Solstad x2014-04-06 15:00:1420432119
Amir Abbas3,960Circle Of ThanksFrom my first ever post in 2011 to 31st Dec 2012.These are some of the awesome folks who have interacted with me one way or the other.If you saw that Red button, means you are in this circle.Thank you all !! #circle  2014-03-25 16:54:28931019
Karen Hoyt15,773An awesome Google+ circle to add from +Trever McGhee . He's on a mission to make this world a brighter place. This circle is one to add!2014-03-22 04:45:544989528
Trever McGhee48,610Help say thank you to these amazing people within this circle for supporting another with their shares...click the share..the plus button.To return the favor I'll add you to the next circle Share the one below to be added to the 257 people who already clicked the button and counting...https://plus.google.com/109005993947558449703/posts/FkrNrVUAvsbEvery click makes a difference  (。◕‿◕。) +Take2seconds to click the button now.This April we'll be engaging 1 million kids thanks to these amazing people.#circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #plusmastermind   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #rustyball  2014-03-19 19:54:30498222235
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
Cristian Teodoridis3,819A circle of G+ users who like to travel in luxury!2014-03-04 15:45:51471308
Andrej Ilišin4,435Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses!Here we go:1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#awesome      #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles    #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles    #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday      #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing      #sharingcircle 2014-02-28 22:06:06495372637
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013
Tourej Ansari10,655Looked for more interesting circles and this is a great start#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy#TBT#JuicyJ#Cklostopcutting#TeamUSA#LoveYourPetDay#Hangouts#Disneyland#NFLCombine#TMobile#publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #uk   #ireland   #england   #wales   #scotland  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #ukcircles   #british  #circle   #circles   #sharedcircle   #thursday   #thorsday   #googleplus   #gpluscircles   #googlecircles   #publiccircle   #awesome   #amazing   #people   #friends   #followers   2014-02-21 05:59:29311216
Scott Dawson4,241It's the weekend! Here's my Circle of New People on Google+  to share with all of you. This Circle is made up of new people I've circled in the past few weeks on Google+.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own, or one you've shared in the last week by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out your favorite posts that I might have missed!There's no requirement to share, +1 or Comment but it's always appreciated if you do.Have a great Saturday everyone!#sharedcircles  2014-02-08 15:06:03462231428
Larry Chuon74I'm new to Google+.  My circle of PlusOne is for those who are leveraging Google+ to grow their circle and business.2014-02-08 04:36:20236304
Scott Dawson3,845Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!  Here's a Circle of New People I've circled recently on Google+  to share with all of you.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out some of your favorite posts that I might have missed!Enjoy your Sunday!#sharedcircles  2014-02-02 14:35:09476281732
Corlis Gray97+Scott Dawson shared this circle of new people.Add them and many will follow you back. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles  2014-01-25 20:29:53483141121
Artur M.36,029A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра. #forfriends  2014-01-23 12:29:58459502976
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443
Mikhail Petrovsky61,763Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-13 03:55:02339351872
Luca Talotta1,934Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses! JUST TOP ENGAGERS FOR YOU for the SUPERTALOTS CIRCLE!!! What are you waiting to add them to your circles?1) Do +1 at the post!2) Include the circle among your circles!3) Share the circle (include yourself)!4) Smile to life, sun in sunshine, enjoy and have fun!Greeting from me, +Luca Talotta  #circles   #circlethis   #circlyoushare   #sharedcircles   #addcircle    #sharedpubliccircles   #growfollowers #circleshare   #publicsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing   #circlecountyear2013   #supertalots   #supertalots2   2014-01-12 11:02:03493453045
John Nuntiatio24,103#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-11 21:31:09434316
Artur M.34,522A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-10 16:26:54459572479
Andrej Ilišin1,382Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses!Here we go:1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#awesome      #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles    #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles    #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday      #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing      #sharingcircle 2014-01-09 12:39:30495271224
Nate Hammond0Start off the new year right! #engagers   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday  2014-01-02 20:40:0549524629

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2014-09-13 11:28:04 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Has the search bar disappeared for pages?   #Google #Search
The search bar is no longer visible in page view i.e. you can’t search G+ logged in as a page nor can you view individual profiles/pages.
Anybody else seeing this, or not seeing it! I hope it is just a temporary bug and not a new update. 
(The search bar is still there in profile view)
c/c +Google+ Help 

Has the search bar disappeared for pages?   #Google #Search
The search bar is no longer visible in page view i.e. you can’t search G+ logged in as a page nor can you view individual profiles/pages.
Anybody else seeing this, or not seeing it! I hope it is just a temporary bug and not a new update. 
(The search bar is still there in profile view)
c/c +Google+ Help ___

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2014-09-11 19:40:20 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s) 

Missing shows like Ally Mc Beal  #ThrowbackThursday #BlastFromThePast
They don’t make them like they used to….

Missing shows like Ally Mc Beal  #ThrowbackThursday #BlastFromThePast
They don’t make them like they used to….___

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2014-09-07 09:08:27 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 84 +1s) 

Breakfast in Sneem 
#RingOfKerry 

Breakfast in Sneem 
#RingOfKerry ___

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2014-09-06 16:51:45 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 93 +1s) 

Afternoon tea in Kenmare. I love being a tourist! 
#RingOfKerry  

Afternoon tea in Kenmare. I love being a tourist! 
#RingOfKerry  ___

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2014-09-05 08:48:57 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 75 +1s) 

Ladies View   #Killarney  #RingOfKerry
In 1861 Queen Victoria arrived with an entourage of over 100 to visit Killarney. The Royal Party sojourned at Knockreer and Muckross during their stay. A panorama on the Muckross estate, enjoyed by her ladies-in-waiting, was dubbed Ladies View, a name it has retained ever since.

Ladies View   #Killarney  #RingOfKerry
In 1861 Queen Victoria arrived with an entourage of over 100 to visit Killarney. The Royal Party sojourned at Knockreer and Muckross during their stay. A panorama on the Muckross estate, enjoyed by her ladies-in-waiting, was dubbed Ladies View, a name it has retained ever since.___

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2014-08-26 13:52:33 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s) 

James Joyce Martello Tower Sandycove   #NationalHeritageWeek   #IrishHeritage   #Sandycove #JamesJoyce

There were 74 Martello towers built along Ireland’s coastline at the beginning of the 19th century including 16 Martello towers on the coast of Dublin stretching from Bray to Howth. The Martello tower in Sandycove is the most famous as James Joyce lived there for a while and the tower made such a dramatic impression that he set the entire first chapter of Ulysses inside it.
“They halted while Haines surveyed the tower and said at last: Rather bleak in winter time I should say, Martello you call it?”
Fear of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte reached panic proportions among the authorities in Ireland and England in 1804 and was the reason Martello Towers were built, first in Ireland and then in England. Their purpose was to provide what were, in those days,'bom... more »

James Joyce Martello Tower Sandycove   #NationalHeritageWeek   #IrishHeritage   #Sandycove #JamesJoyce

There were 74 Martello towers built along Ireland’s coastline at the beginning of the 19th century including 16 Martello towers on the coast of Dublin stretching from Bray to Howth. The Martello tower in Sandycove is the most famous as James Joyce lived there for a while and the tower made such a dramatic impression that he set the entire first chapter of Ulysses inside it.
“They halted while Haines surveyed the tower and said at last: Rather bleak in winter time I should say, Martello you call it?”
Fear of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte reached panic proportions among the authorities in Ireland and England in 1804 and was the reason Martello Towers were built, first in Ireland and then in England. Their purpose was to provide what were, in those days, 'bombproof' towers from which fire could be directed at ships of the hourly expected French invasion fleet.
The name “Martello” derived from the name of a tower at Mortella point in the gulf of Fiorenzo.  The Royalist French along with the Royal Navy, failed to take the tower after attempting to rebel against the Napoleonic French in 1794.  So impressed were the British by the strength of the tower, they suggested that similar towers would be useful in Ireland and England.  However, an error occurred during communication between the sides and the word “Mortella”, was written as “Martello”.  
The original Towers from the Napoleonic era are circular in shape, with 2-4 meter thick walls, which were made from solid stone that was all sourced locally. The entrance doorway of the towers are 3.0 metres from the ground which meant at the time access to the entrance was only made by a ladder.  The ladder then could be removed to protect against an invader. 
The Towers never fired a cannon in anger, as Napoleon never invaded Ireland or England. However, it is believed that the Towers acted as a deterrent, as Napoleon had every intention of invading England using Ireland as a “back door” bridgehead.

The James Joyce Martello Tower Sandycove:   http://jamesjoycetower.com/
The James Joyce Tower and its history James Holahan (vice chair Friends of the Joyce Tower) will give a talk at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 August in the Magpie Inn, Coliemore Road Dalkey ___

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2014-08-25 13:46:13 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s) 

Dalkey Castles   #NationalHeritageWeek  #IrishHeritage  #Dalkey  
Not everybody has a castle in their own back yard and I’m lucky to have two of them! It’s National Heritage Week in Ireland so I’m being a tourist and starting local. 
Ireland has apparently over 30,000 castles and many of these were fortified homes for chieftains, or Anglo Norman settlers and were designed primarily for defence. 
The seven Dalkey castles were built as fortified residences by wealthy merchants and landowners in the town in order to protect their stock and families from raids by the O’Byrnes and the O’Tooles of the Wicklow Mountains. In 1358 Dalkey rose to prominence after the Dublin Merchants succeeded in an application to the Crown to use the deep and sheltered waters of Dalkey Sound to off- load goods bound for Dublin city.
Goat Castle which is today part of Dalkey Castle andHeritage Centre... more »

Dalkey Castles   #NationalHeritageWeek  #IrishHeritage  #Dalkey  
Not everybody has a castle in their own back yard and I’m lucky to have two of them! It’s National Heritage Week in Ireland so I’m being a tourist and starting local. 
Ireland has apparently over 30,000 castles and many of these were fortified homes for chieftains, or Anglo Norman settlers and were designed primarily for defence. 
The seven Dalkey castles were built as fortified residences by wealthy merchants and landowners in the town in order to protect their stock and families from raids by the O’Byrnes and the O’Tooles of the Wicklow Mountains. In 1358 Dalkey rose to prominence after the Dublin Merchants succeeded in an application to the Crown to use the deep and sheltered waters of Dalkey Sound to off- load goods bound for Dublin city.
Goat Castle which is today part of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre is one of the two remaining castles in Dalkey town. The name was given to it by the Cheevers (‘chevre’ means goat in French) an Anglo-Norman merchant family who were associated with the castle in the 17th century. Archibold’s Castle, on the opposite side of the main street, is the other remaining castle. 

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre: www.dalkeycastle.com
A detailed history of Dalkey Castles: http://dalkeycivictrust.yolasite.com/resources/Archbolds%20castle%20guide%20Julia%20Crimmins.pdf
Ireland National Heritage Week: www.heritageweek.ie___

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2014-08-20 21:59:57 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s) 

We shouldn’t need the law to remind us of basic human decency and respect for the dead and their relatives  #JamesFoley #ISIS
The New York Post and The Huffington Post have been castigated for sharing graphic images of the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley. Now Twitter and YouTube have announced they are suspending accounts for sharing beheading videos and graphic images and are calling for a media blackout   Scotland Yard have warned people they could be arrested under anti-terror laws for viewing and sharing videos of the beheading
I am just sickened and appalled that people need to be told that sharing these images is just giving the group behind the horrific attack the attention they crave and helping their propaganda machine. 
Leaving politics and propaganda aside, I couldn’t get over the number of people here on G+ sharing the video and images lastnight ... more »

We shouldn’t need the law to remind us of basic human decency and respect for the dead and their relatives  #JamesFoley #ISIS
The New York Post and The Huffington Post have been castigated for sharing graphic images of the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley. Now Twitter and YouTube have announced they are suspending accounts for sharing beheading videos and graphic images and are calling for a media blackout   Scotland Yard have warned people they could be arrested under anti-terror laws for viewing and sharing videos of the beheading
I am just sickened and appalled that people need to be told that sharing these images is just giving the group behind the horrific attack the attention they crave and helping their propaganda machine. 
Leaving politics and propaganda aside, I couldn’t get over the number of people here on G+ sharing the video and images last night and some had even added the headline Breaking News  What sort of people are out there? Are they so desperate for attention and re shares they have no empathy? No understanding of what it is like to lose a son or daughter in the most horrific circumstances? No respect for either the living or the dead. Shame on you. 
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2014-08-14 21:24:13 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Just a quick dip!  #SunnyIreland #Summer
The weather has been gorgeous again this summer and the sea water is really warm. Apparently the Irish Sea is way warmer than the California Coast at this stage with whatever way the Gulf Stream is moving. 
Sorry if I haven’t been in touch and keeping up with posts. I love the outdoors and I love the sunshine. I’ll go back indoors to my computer when it gets cold and dark.  

Just a quick dip!  #SunnyIreland #Summer
The weather has been gorgeous again this summer and the sea water is really warm. Apparently the Irish Sea is way warmer than the California Coast at this stage with whatever way the Gulf Stream is moving. 
Sorry if I haven’t been in touch and keeping up with posts. I love the outdoors and I love the sunshine. I’ll go back indoors to my computer when it gets cold and dark.  ___

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2014-08-11 17:35:50 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

But are G+ Algorithms any different?   #Facebook   #Google
“My feed was showing almost only the worst kind of tripe that all of us in the media are complicit in churning out yet should also be deeply ashamed of. Sensational garbage. 
This is a problem much bigger than Facebook. ..We set up our political and social filter bubbles and they reinforce themselves—the things we read and watch have become hyper-niche and cater to our specific interests. We go down rabbit holes of special interests until we’re lost in the queen’s garden, cursing everyone above ground.”  
h/t  +John Hagel 

But are G+ Algorithms any different?   #Facebook   #Google
“My feed was showing almost only the worst kind of tripe that all of us in the media are complicit in churning out yet should also be deeply ashamed of. Sensational garbage. 
This is a problem much bigger than Facebook. ..We set up our political and social filter bubbles and they reinforce themselves—the things we read and watch have become hyper-niche and cater to our specific interests. We go down rabbit holes of special interests until we’re lost in the queen’s garden, cursing everyone above ground.”  
h/t  +John Hagel ___

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2014-08-01 15:52:55 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s) 

My goodness, my Guinness   #TGIF
And it’s a bank holiday weekend too :-)

Merchants Arch,Temple Bar,Dublin

A late entry for #monochromemonday  so Happy Tuesday everyone!

+BTP Monochrome Pro +HQSP Monochrome 
+HQSP Monochrome +HQSP Promotion 
+Photo Mania Canada 

#allthingsmonochrome   #blackandwhitephotography   #musicmonday  
 #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Ludwig Keck

member of www.besttopphotographer.com___My goodness, my Guinness   #TGIF
And it’s a bank holiday weekend too :-)

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2014-07-20 20:33:30 (74 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s) 

It’s time for an upgrade   #Android   #Samsung  #Smartphone 
My phone is starting to die out and I need to upgrade. I have a Samsung Galaxy S11 at the moment and absolutely love it. I’ve been reading reviews on the S5 and there are a lot of negative comments about default Samsung apps and features rather than Android/Google. Should I stick with Samsung? 

It’s time for an upgrade   #Android   #Samsung  #Smartphone 
My phone is starting to die out and I need to upgrade. I have a Samsung Galaxy S11 at the moment and absolutely love it. I’ve been reading reviews on the S5 and there are a lot of negative comments about default Samsung apps and features rather than Android/Google. Should I stick with Samsung? ___

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2014-07-10 19:33:35 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Am I missing something in this silly saga that is beginning to read like a Father Ted script?  #GarthBrooks   

• The GAA at Croke Park had a written agreement with local residents not to hold more than 3 concerts per year
• Dublin City Council had a planning agreement with GAA Croke Park for a maximum of 3 concerts per year
• One Direction played 3 concerts, i.e. annual concert quota used up
• Aiken promotions and GAA Croke Park took a gamble and organised 3 Garth Brooks concerts with a license pending (and knowing there were only 3 concerts allowed per year)
• They took a further gamble (greed and money?) and added 2 extra concerts assuming they would get the license because of the huge numbers involved and the high profile of Garth Brooks
• Dublin City Council compromised and granted a license for the original 3 Garth Brooks concerts
• GarthBrooks, Aiken Pr... more »

Am I missing something in this silly saga that is beginning to read like a Father Ted script?  #GarthBrooks   

• The GAA at Croke Park had a written agreement with local residents not to hold more than 3 concerts per year
• Dublin City Council had a planning agreement with GAA Croke Park for a maximum of 3 concerts per year
• One Direction played 3 concerts, i.e. annual concert quota used up
• Aiken promotions and GAA Croke Park took a gamble and organised 3 Garth Brooks concerts with a license pending (and knowing there were only 3 concerts allowed per year)
• They took a further gamble (greed and money?) and added 2 extra concerts assuming they would get the license because of the huge numbers involved and the high profile of Garth Brooks
• Dublin City Council compromised and granted a license for the original 3 Garth Brooks concerts
• Garth Brooks, Aiken Promotions, GAA Croke Park and everybody else went into a major sulk and said all 5 concerts or none

(No, I am neither a resident from Croke Park, nor a Garth Brooks fan) ___

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2014-07-09 13:09:01 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s) 

The can of worms is opened     #Google 
“Google is struggling to deal with the sheer volume of demands for it to erase aspects of people’s pasts. Around 70,000 requests for links to be removed have been made in the past month …Articles about a former Merrill Lynch banker, singer Kelly Osborne, a football referee who lied about a controversial penalty, and a “foul-mouthed” former president of the Law Society were among the first tranche of web stories to be removed from search results, it emerged today…
It may be that they’ve decided that it’s simply cheaper to just say yes to all of these requests.”

And who would blame them? What a silly farcical ruling where requests now have to be looked at on an individual case by case basis.
(H/t +Edward Morbius )

The can of worms is opened     #Google 
“Google is struggling to deal with the sheer volume of demands for it to erase aspects of people’s pasts. Around 70,000 requests for links to be removed have been made in the past month …Articles about a former Merrill Lynch banker, singer Kelly Osborne, a football referee who lied about a controversial penalty, and a “foul-mouthed” former president of the Law Society were among the first tranche of web stories to be removed from search results, it emerged today…
It may be that they’ve decided that it’s simply cheaper to just say yes to all of these requests.”

And who would blame them? What a silly farcical ruling where requests now have to be looked at on an individual case by case basis.
(H/t +Edward Morbius )___

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2014-07-06 09:17:50 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 116 +1s) 

St Finbarr's Cathedral Cork city 

St Finbarr's Cathedral Cork city ___

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2014-07-03 16:05:22 (19 comments, 13 reshares, 130 +1s) 

Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland 

#PhotosOfIreland   #WildAtlanticWay

Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland 

#PhotosOfIreland   #WildAtlanticWay___

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2014-07-01 18:09:07 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 100 +1s) 

Vico road Dalkey basking in the sunshine today
I’m loving #SunnyIreland !

Vico road Dalkey basking in the sunshine today
I’m loving #SunnyIreland !___

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2014-06-24 21:36:02 (33 comments, 12 reshares, 100 +1s) 

Are the Google Plus staff on vacation?   #Google   #GoogleBroken
G+ has been broken for nearly a month now:
• The +1’s are not working at all
• The newly launched Insights for Business pages don’t seem to have kicked in yet and aren’t very insightful e.g. my own +Ireland   page shows over 2,000 new followers on 6 June, we actually had just 3 new followers (!) Similarly the activity reports show all the page activity on 19 June and none at all on any other day We actually have some activity every day.
• The main stream is totally out of sequence with posts from two days ago interspersed with posts from two hours ago.
What’s going on? Are the staff just watching the World Cup or are they on vacation or at the beach? When are they coming back to fix things? We miss you Google staff! 

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Are the Google Plus staff on vacation?   #Google   #GoogleBroken
G+ has been broken for nearly a month now:
• The +1’s are not working at all
• The newly launched Insights for Business pages don’t seem to have kicked in yet and aren’t very insightful e.g. my own +Ireland   page shows over 2,000 new followers on 6 June, we actually had just 3 new followers (!) Similarly the activity reports show all the page activity on 19 June and none at all on any other day We actually have some activity every day.
• The main stream is totally out of sequence with posts from two days ago interspersed with posts from two hours ago.
What’s going on? Are the staff just watching the World Cup or are they on vacation or at the beach? When are they coming back to fix things? We miss you Google staff! 

(Image source: http://searchengineland.com/search-in-pictures-yahoo-hair-google-beach-extremists-11753) ___

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2014-06-23 21:34:39 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s) 

John Banville at the Dalkey Book Festival
I read John’s latest novel The Black Eyed Blonde where Philip Marlowe private investigator is back in action again and absolutely loved it but was curious to know had Banville made Marlowe a more ‘politically correct’ character to suit the 2014 readers. He told me he hadn’t done so deliberately. 
It is years and years since I read the original Raymond Chandler novels but I re-read The Big Sleep last week and was a bit shocked to find a rather misogynistic and possibly homophobic Marlowe. For example, the younger me hadn’t noticed snide remarks about slapping women around: “she didn’t mind the slap…Probably all her boyfriends got around to slapping her sooner or later. I could understand how they might.”
I think I prefer Banville’s Marlowe! 

#IrishLiterature  #JohnBanville  #DalkeyBookFestival

John Banville at the Dalkey Book Festival
I read John’s latest novel The Black Eyed Blonde where Philip Marlowe private investigator is back in action again and absolutely loved it but was curious to know had Banville made Marlowe a more ‘politically correct’ character to suit the 2014 readers. He told me he hadn’t done so deliberately. 
It is years and years since I read the original Raymond Chandler novels but I re-read The Big Sleep last week and was a bit shocked to find a rather misogynistic and possibly homophobic Marlowe. For example, the younger me hadn’t noticed snide remarks about slapping women around: “she didn’t mind the slap…Probably all her boyfriends got around to slapping her sooner or later. I could understand how they might.”
I think I prefer Banville’s Marlowe! 

#IrishLiterature  #JohnBanville  #DalkeyBookFestival___

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2014-06-21 15:35:08 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 86 +1s) 

Happy Midsummer from sunny Seapoint #midsummer #sunnyireland 

Happy Midsummer from sunny Seapoint #midsummer #sunnyireland ___

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2014-06-20 13:35:48 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Dalkey Book Festival 2014 
A stellar line up for this year’s festival including Salman Rushdie, Sebastian Barry, Robert Fisk and John Banville. 
I’ve just finished reading The Black Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) and really hoping there’ll be more of Philip Marlowe, loved it!  

#DalkeyBookFestival  #IrishLiterature

Dalkey Book Festival 2014 
A stellar line up for this year’s festival including Salman Rushdie, Sebastian Barry, Robert Fisk and John Banville. 
I’ve just finished reading The Black Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) and really hoping there’ll be more of Philip Marlowe, loved it!  

#DalkeyBookFestival  #IrishLiterature___

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2014-06-16 18:32:00 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 92 +1s) 

Happy Bloomsday Slainte !

Happy Bloomsday Slainte !___

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2014-06-09 17:54:33 (95 comments, 152 reshares, 339 +1s) 

Eyes on the Road  
No comment, no spoiler. 

Eyes on the Road  
No comment, no spoiler. ___

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2014-06-06 11:19:47 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 98 +1s) 

Hidden Ireland
Happy memories of #PhotowalkDonegal on the Inishowen peninsula last year. 

Trawbreaga Bay, from Isle of Doagh, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland. ___Hidden Ireland
Happy memories of #PhotowalkDonegal on the Inishowen peninsula last year. 

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2014-05-28 15:12:57 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s) 

Take some time out to explore The World of Art  a fantasy land for grown-ups in general and art lovers in particular   #Art   #Film  
Shared by +John Kampsen     (He’s the Baddie!) 

Take some time out to explore The World of Art  a fantasy land for grown-ups in general and art lovers in particular   #Art   #Film  
Shared by +John Kampsen     (He’s the Baddie!) ___

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2014-05-26 21:08:09 (47 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s) 

What’s happened to the +1???
The +1’s are missing from the stream and have vanished from profiles.This screen grab is from Mr Google Plus and has 1011 reshares and not a single +1. 
You have to click on the time stamp to see that  it has in fact got 141 +1’s. 
#JustAsking  #Google

What’s happened to the +1???
The +1’s are missing from the stream and have vanished from profiles.This screen grab is from Mr Google Plus and has 1011 reshares and not a single +1. 
You have to click on the time stamp to see that  it has in fact got 141 +1’s. 
#JustAsking  #Google___

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2014-05-23 09:27:08 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s) 

Building Bridges  
The new Rosie Hackett Bridge opens in Dublin

#HelloRosie  #Dublin 

The New Rosie Hackett Bridge___Building Bridges  
The new Rosie Hackett Bridge opens in Dublin

#HelloRosie  #Dublin 

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2014-05-22 20:24:53 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Learn about Water Safety and help save lives  
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death. There are an estimated 359 000 annual drowning deaths worldwide. Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques, can help you save a life.
(Source: World Health Organisation http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs347/en/) 
#IrishWaterSafetyOpenDay

#IrishWaterSafetyOpenDay 
I know many of you don’t live in Dun Laoghaire but raising water safety awareness is an issue all over the world.   In Ireland, on average 140 people drown each year. Irish Water Safety’s volunteers work to reduce this number by teaching basic life saving skills.  If any of you are around Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin this weekend, please drop by, have some fun and learn some essential skills for water safety.  
Attached link to the event on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/675915539102995/?ref=5
+Dublin WaterSafety ___Learn about Water Safety and help save lives  
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death. There are an estimated 359 000 annual drowning deaths worldwide. Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques, can help you save a life.
(Source: World Health Organisation http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs347/en/) 
#IrishWaterSafetyOpenDay

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2014-05-19 17:30:00 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 125 +1s) 

A moody misty Monday walk along Lough Tay
The monument in the photo is a memorial to J.B.  Malone, the man who first proposed The Wicklow Way

#Wicklow  #PhotosOfIreland 

A moody misty Monday walk along Lough Tay
The monument in the photo is a memorial to J.B.  Malone, the man who first proposed The Wicklow Way

#Wicklow  #PhotosOfIreland ___

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2014-05-15 21:34:54 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s) 

I’m loving all the old photos 
#ThrowbackThursday 


Photos of Ireland in the 1930s: The past is a foreign country   
This amazing collection of colourised photographs was taken by an American photographer Branson DeCou (1892-1941) between 1932 and 1935.  DeCou spent nearly thirty years travelling the world and his images of Ireland give us a rare glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared.

http://irisharchaeology.ie/2012/11/photos-of-ireland-in-the-1930s-the-past-if-a-foreign-country/ #OldPhotosOfIreland    #Ireland___I’m loving all the old photos 
#ThrowbackThursday 

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2014-05-14 10:10:57 (50 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s) 

The right to be forgotten       #Google   #Privacy    #Law

The evolving law in the EU concerning the “right to be forgotten” is problematic not only from the perspective of intermediary liability but also from the perspective of the integrity of the historical record. The CJEU’s embrace of a double standard with respect to the information (i.e., it was permissible for the newspaper to publish it in 1998 but not for Google to link to it in 2014) raises a difficult question about the law’s role in empowering people to sculpt their public information profiles to conform with an image of themselves that they want the world to see
Does damaging public information become private simply by virtue of the passage of time? How stale does information have to be to be considered “irrelevant or no longer relevant”? And what is the standard for measuring relevance? Relevantto what, to whom,... more »

The right to be forgotten       #Google   #Privacy    #Law

The evolving law in the EU concerning the “right to be forgotten” is problematic not only from the perspective of intermediary liability but also from the perspective of the integrity of the historical record. The CJEU’s embrace of a double standard with respect to the information (i.e., it was permissible for the newspaper to publish it in 1998 but not for Google to link to it in 2014) raises a difficult question about the law’s role in empowering people to sculpt their public information profiles to conform with an image of themselves that they want the world to see
Does damaging public information become private simply by virtue of the passage of time? How stale does information have to be to be considered “irrelevant or no longer relevant”? And what is the standard for measuring relevance? Relevant to what, to whom, or for what purpose? 

Full article and analysis by Annemarie Bridy  https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/abridy/google-spain-and-the-right-to-be-forgotten/

(Image source: http://www.privacybolt.com/#!removing-personal-information/c6fy) ___

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2014-05-04 17:30:07 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 103 +1s) 

Far from the madding crowds at Glenmalure 

Far from the madding crowds at Glenmalure ___

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2014-05-03 12:04:30 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 62 +1s) 

The slow death of purposeless walking    #Walking   #Creativity
"Your senses are sharpened. As a writer, I also use it as a form of problem solving. I'm far more likely to find a solution by going for a walk than sitting at my desk and 'thinking'
There is something about the pace of walking and the pace of thinking that goes together. Walking requires a certain amount of attention but it leaves great parts of the time open to thinking. I do believe once you get the blood flowing through the brain it does start working more creatively," says Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27186709

The slow death of purposeless walking    #Walking   #Creativity
"Your senses are sharpened. As a writer, I also use it as a form of problem solving. I'm far more likely to find a solution by going for a walk than sitting at my desk and 'thinking'
There is something about the pace of walking and the pace of thinking that goes together. Walking requires a certain amount of attention but it leaves great parts of the time open to thinking. I do believe once you get the blood flowing through the brain it does start working more creatively," says Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27186709___

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2014-05-02 14:36:03 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 68 +1s) 

Lost in the mists of time    
#PictureWantsAStory

Dingle Peninsula.County Kerry.___Lost in the mists of time    
#PictureWantsAStory

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2014-05-01 14:09:42 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Queen of the May
'Bring Flowers of the Rarest' is an old traditional hymn and one of my earliest memories of childhood. I associate it with May Day when as young school children we gathered to crown the statue of Our Lady, the Queen of the May. 
#ThrowbackThursday     #MayDay

Queen of the May
'Bring Flowers of the Rarest' is an old traditional hymn and one of my earliest memories of childhood. I associate it with May Day when as young school children we gathered to crown the statue of Our Lady, the Queen of the May. 
#ThrowbackThursday     #MayDay___

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2014-04-30 20:49:54 (54 comments, 22 reshares, 144 +1s) 

Let’s hope G+ keeps walking alive     #Google   #lovegoogleplus   
I was offline for a few days and came back to read all sorts of rumours and innuendoes about G+ walking dead and all the staff being moved elsewhere. So what are the alternatives? 
LinkedIn? The Pulse News feed is quite good but often several days old. The status updates are mainly self-promotions and X has new contacts, Y has been endorsed for new skills and Z is celebrating a birthday.
Twitter? More self-promotions, lots and lots of retweets with little or no comment or discussion let alone analysis.
Facebook? Nice photos of people’s kids and vacations, causes (lots of causes) and do share if you care and you’re not my friend if you don’t share. Oh, and ads and sponsored posts too that you may or may not like….
I’ll stick with the walking dead for the moment! 
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Let’s hope G+ keeps walking alive     #Google   #lovegoogleplus   
I was offline for a few days and came back to read all sorts of rumours and innuendoes about G+ walking dead and all the staff being moved elsewhere. So what are the alternatives? 
LinkedIn? The Pulse News feed is quite good but often several days old. The status updates are mainly self-promotions and X has new contacts, Y has been endorsed for new skills and Z is celebrating a birthday.
Twitter? More self-promotions, lots and lots of retweets with little or no comment or discussion let alone analysis.
Facebook? Nice photos of people’s kids and vacations, causes (lots of causes) and do share if you care and you’re not my friend if you don’t share. Oh, and ads and sponsored posts too that you may or may not like….
I’ll stick with the walking dead for the moment! 

(Image source  +G+ Photo Pages Directory ) ___

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2014-04-30 14:36:10 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s) 

Bob Hoskins  RIP   #BobHoskins  

“I was interested in making a film about the total and absolute gap of understanding between a man and a woman, and would have hung this obsession onto any coat hanger that became available. We commissioned David Leland to write a screenplay, which developed into something else in turn. The project floated in this kind of apsic or limbo for a while until I met Bob Hoskins and suddenly I knew I had found the central character. I rewrote the whole story, with this inarticulate romantic at the center of it, brutal, pitifully simple, with a beautiful heart ”  (Neil Jordan) 

Bob Hoskins  RIP   #BobHoskins  

“I was interested in making a film about the total and absolute gap of understanding between a man and a woman, and would have hung this obsession onto any coat hanger that became available. We commissioned David Leland to write a screenplay, which developed into something else in turn. The project floated in this kind of apsic or limbo for a while until I met Bob Hoskins and suddenly I knew I had found the central character. I rewrote the whole story, with this inarticulate romantic at the center of it, brutal, pitifully simple, with a beautiful heart ”  (Neil Jordan) ___

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2014-04-22 11:32:43 (24 comments, 11 reshares, 166 +1s) 

Dingle Peninsula described by National Geographic as the most beautiful place on earth 
Photo taken last summer of Coumeenole Beach  on the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland 
#MyBeautifulEarth  

Dingle Peninsula described by National Geographic as the most beautiful place on earth 
Photo taken last summer of Coumeenole Beach  on the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland 
#MyBeautifulEarth  ___

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2014-04-18 10:59:32 (22 comments, 21 reshares, 142 +1s) 

One thousand years ago, on Good Friday 1014, the Battle of Clontarf was fought just outside Dublin     
The Battle of Clontarf pitched the forces of the Munster over-king Brian Boru and his allies against the armies of north Leinster, Dublin, and Viking mercenaries and allies from across the sea. Brian has been seen as a paragon of Christian leadership, who struggled against all odds to rid Ireland of the perils of conquest by pagan Vikings. He won the battle, but made the ultimate sacrifice in losing his life while praying for victory.
Like all good stories, this stereotypical account of the battle is a blend of fact and fiction. Clontarf was undoubtedly a significant event. Nevertheless, the celebration of this event in literature, over the centuries, is a fascinating topic in its own right.
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One thousand years ago, on Good Friday 1014, the Battle of Clontarf was fought just outside Dublin     
The Battle of Clontarf pitched the forces of the Munster over-king Brian Boru and his allies against the armies of north Leinster, Dublin, and Viking mercenaries and allies from across the sea. Brian has been seen as a paragon of Christian leadership, who struggled against all odds to rid Ireland of the perils of conquest by pagan Vikings. He won the battle, but made the ultimate sacrifice in losing his life while praying for victory.
Like all good stories, this stereotypical account of the battle is a blend of fact and fiction. Clontarf was undoubtedly a significant event. Nevertheless, the celebration of this event in literature, over the centuries, is a fascinating topic in its own right.

http://www.historyireland.com/medieval-history-pre-1500/the-battle-of-clontarf-in-irish-history-and-legend/

(Image: The 1826 Battle of Clontarf painting by Hugh Frazer is on display at the Casino at Marino as part of the 1000th anniversary commemorations.) 


#Clontarf1014  #BrianBoru   #GoodFriday   #Ireland___

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2014-04-16 20:44:45 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 61 +1s) 

Has Google search lost the plot?   #Google  #Explore  #WhatsHot  #Fake
This is the first search result here on G+ for #Ireland from the best search engine in the world   https://plus.google.com/114973818391906196216/posts/5o6MfmihKDz
I am losing confidence in Google as a search engine in general and in G+ search in particular. Here we have a very obvious fake photoshopped image showing top of search results for #Ireland.  This image is followed by a string of posts including a stolen photograph (with no credits) from another photographer not on G+. 
What sort of algorithms are they using? What happened to relevance? Authenticity? Copyright? Why are fake and stolen photographs promoted and given prominence? 
Is there any point in using search here on G+ at all? I don’t think so. 

Has Google search lost the plot?   #Google  #Explore  #WhatsHot  #Fake
This is the first search result here on G+ for #Ireland from the best search engine in the world   https://plus.google.com/114973818391906196216/posts/5o6MfmihKDz
I am losing confidence in Google as a search engine in general and in G+ search in particular. Here we have a very obvious fake photoshopped image showing top of search results for #Ireland.  This image is followed by a string of posts including a stolen photograph (with no credits) from another photographer not on G+. 
What sort of algorithms are they using? What happened to relevance? Authenticity? Copyright? Why are fake and stolen photographs promoted and given prominence? 
Is there any point in using search here on G+ at all? I don’t think so. ___

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2014-04-14 16:34:22 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 103 +1s) 

Whiterock Beach   
#SunnyIreland is back again! 

Whiterock Beach   
#SunnyIreland is back again! ___

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2014-04-13 11:07:00 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 97 +1s) 

Accommodation Irish style, no fuss no frills!  

#Camping  #Ireland

                                        THE VIEW | IRELAND

Here's a shot I took while camping in Ireland! It was one of the most Scenic and beautiful Dune sunsets I have had the privilege of witnessing And the best part is I got to share it with my Beautiful wife!!! This photo is a panoramic of around 10-15 images stitched in Adobe Photoshop CS6 then tone corrected and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom before exporting. I hope you enjoy this photo! Please share and comment if you feel like it! James 


#CAMPING   #landscapephotography   #landscapes   #IRELAND   #irelandphotography   #placestovisit   #travelphotography   #panoramic   #camping   #REI   #FEEDYOURSOUL  ___Accommodation Irish style, no fuss no frills!  

#Camping  #Ireland

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2014-04-11 09:14:27 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s) 

La Dolce Vita    #Friday  #TGIF 

Under the deal, which affects a million employees in the technology and consultancy sectors (including the French arms of Google, Facebook, Deloitte and PwC), employees will also have to resist the temptation to look at work-related material on their computers or smartphones – or any other kind of malevolent intrusion into the time they have been nationally mandated to spend on whatever the French call la dolce vita

La Dolce Vita    #Friday  #TGIF 

Under the deal, which affects a million employees in the technology and consultancy sectors (including the French arms of Google, Facebook, Deloitte and PwC), employees will also have to resist the temptation to look at work-related material on their computers or smartphones – or any other kind of malevolent intrusion into the time they have been nationally mandated to spend on whatever the French call la dolce vita___

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2014-04-10 13:57:24 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 65 +1s) 

Hats off to Father Ray Kelly, Hallelujah!  
#IrishWedding  #Ireland

Hats off to Father Ray Kelly, Hallelujah!  
#IrishWedding  #Ireland___

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2014-04-04 11:28:12 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 83 +1s) 

My kind of shopping mall 
Moore Street Market, Dublin. They don’t make them like they used to….

#BlastFromThePast  #Dublin

A HDR shot of Dublin's Famous Moore Street, taken on my trusty little X100 earlier today! #Hdr   #photography   #Dublin   #photomatixpro5  ___My kind of shopping mall 
Moore Street Market, Dublin. They don’t make them like they used to….

#BlastFromThePast  #Dublin

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2014-04-02 14:36:48 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s) 

Mummy, Peter and Jane visit the Gallery   #Satire   #Copyright

An artist and comedian has been told by the publisher Penguin that her new satirical art book breaches its copyright, and if she continues to sell copies it could use the courts to seize the books and have them pulped.
Miriam Elia had produced a spoof version of the Ladybird books from the 60s. Generations of British children fondly remember these works, which famously portrayed the daily lives of Mummy, Peter and Jane as an introduction to reading and writing for young children.
Elia's version sees them visiting an exhibition at a modern art gallery and grappling with existential questions about the nature of Tracey Emin-style conceptualist work, much of it peppered with distinctly adult imagery.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/02/artist-ladybird-book-penguin-copyright-miriam-elia

Mummy, Peter and Jane visit the Gallery   #Satire   #Copyright

An artist and comedian has been told by the publisher Penguin that her new satirical art book breaches its copyright, and if she continues to sell copies it could use the courts to seize the books and have them pulped.
Miriam Elia had produced a spoof version of the Ladybird books from the 60s. Generations of British children fondly remember these works, which famously portrayed the daily lives of Mummy, Peter and Jane as an introduction to reading and writing for young children.
Elia's version sees them visiting an exhibition at a modern art gallery and grappling with existential questions about the nature of Tracey Emin-style conceptualist work, much of it peppered with distinctly adult imagery.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/02/artist-ladybird-book-penguin-copyright-miriam-elia___

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2014-04-01 20:51:43 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

OECD study problem solving   #OECD #ProblemSolving #StandardisedTests
But despite English students' relatively impressive headline performance, the test revealed that almost one in six of the English 15-year-olds tested failed to reach a minimum standard of problem-solving ability.
A spokesman for the OECD said: "These students are, at best, only able to solve very simple problems that do not require thinking ahead and that are cast in familiar settings, such as choosing the cheapest models of furniture from a catalogue."

And Irish students faired just average on these tests, I presume this means they couldn’t cope with the furniture catalogues at all? How depressing for the future of education…

OECD study problem solving   #OECD #ProblemSolving #StandardisedTests
But despite English students' relatively impressive headline performance, the test revealed that almost one in six of the English 15-year-olds tested failed to reach a minimum standard of problem-solving ability.
A spokesman for the OECD said: "These students are, at best, only able to solve very simple problems that do not require thinking ahead and that are cast in familiar settings, such as choosing the cheapest models of furniture from a catalogue."

And Irish students faired just average on these tests, I presume this means they couldn’t cope with the furniture catalogues at all? How depressing for the future of education…___

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2014-03-29 22:01:08 (44 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s) 

Re-Visiting Nyms #NymWars
I loved G+ from the beginning because it was the first network to ask for real names and real people. And then it got very fuzzy where certain not so real people were verified and later under pressure it became a free for all. I understand and appreciate some people have to hide their identity for various reasons but generally I don’t like it, I like to know who I am talking to and where they are coming from. 
For what it’s worth I had four nyms in my circles and now three years down the line:
Two turned out to be total sociopaths
One nice nym guy deleted his account one day out of the blue
The fourth stopped posting with no explanation. 
I’ve had it with nyms, I’ll be talking to real people only from now on. 

Re-Visiting Nyms #NymWars
I loved G+ from the beginning because it was the first network to ask for real names and real people. And then it got very fuzzy where certain not so real people were verified and later under pressure it became a free for all. I understand and appreciate some people have to hide their identity for various reasons but generally I don’t like it, I like to know who I am talking to and where they are coming from. 
For what it’s worth I had four nyms in my circles and now three years down the line:
Two turned out to be total sociopaths
One nice nym guy deleted his account one day out of the blue
The fourth stopped posting with no explanation. 
I’ve had it with nyms, I’ll be talking to real people only from now on. ___

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2014-03-29 17:20:00 (17 comments, 10 reshares, 61 +1s) 

Letter from America   (James Butler  Brenan 1875) 
A young girl in nineteenth-century rural Ireland reads a letter from family members abroad to her parents, who presumably are illiterate.  
Digital technology and new social media are the twentieth-first century versions of these letters from abroad,

(from  A Sense of Place designed to form new cultural networks linking word and image, past and present, as nations take their place in the new global order. http://inspiring-ireland.ie/sense-of-place/luke-gibbons-intro) 

#IrishArtists   #InspiringIreland
 

Letter from America   (James Butler  Brenan 1875) 
A young girl in nineteenth-century rural Ireland reads a letter from family members abroad to her parents, who presumably are illiterate.  
Digital technology and new social media are the twentieth-first century versions of these letters from abroad,

(from  A Sense of Place designed to form new cultural networks linking word and image, past and present, as nations take their place in the new global order. http://inspiring-ireland.ie/sense-of-place/luke-gibbons-intro) 

#IrishArtists   #InspiringIreland
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2014-03-27 22:08:55 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Spontaneity and authenticity is what counts, commercial sponsorship just doesn’t work anymore  #AntiSocialMedia   #TourismIreland
I love Chris Hadfield and we all enjoyed his regular updates where he posted spontaneous posts from outer space and beautiful photos of Ireland. They were genuine and they were real and we all loved them and we loved him too for being real. 
Now he’s an official Ireland ambassador and there are four commercial, stage-produced videos with all the stereotypes including the ‘cúpla focail’. I don’t like it at all, I think it’s contrived, twee and not very convincing at all.  Chris has provided his services free of charge but this still doesn’t take away from the organised promotions. 
Social media has moved on and is about real people and real experiences in real time and you can’t buy/organise this anymore. 

Spontaneity and authenticity is what counts, commercial sponsorship just doesn’t work anymore  #AntiSocialMedia   #TourismIreland
I love Chris Hadfield and we all enjoyed his regular updates where he posted spontaneous posts from outer space and beautiful photos of Ireland. They were genuine and they were real and we all loved them and we loved him too for being real. 
Now he’s an official Ireland ambassador and there are four commercial, stage-produced videos with all the stereotypes including the ‘cúpla focail’. I don’t like it at all, I think it’s contrived, twee and not very convincing at all.  Chris has provided his services free of charge but this still doesn’t take away from the organised promotions. 
Social media has moved on and is about real people and real experiences in real time and you can’t buy/organise this anymore. ___

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