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Francine Hardaway has been at 3 events

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Robert Scoble6,666,528Join Robert Scoble and Shel Israel for the launch of their new book, Age of Context, which is about how sensors, wearable computers, machine learning, social, and location data are changing our world, our privacy, and bringing us highly assistive and personalized products and services. Everyone is invited. To RSVP, please visit EventBrite at http://ageofcontext.eventbrite.com/Age of Context Book Launch with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel2013-11-07 18:00:0083  
Kathi Browne11,450Our #glassmed  explorers have been pushing Glass to the limit, discovering ways this hands-free technology might benefit healthcare. One such application is Glass as a teaching tool. Procedures and surgeries are being video recorded to use as demonstration tools or to show different perspectives and approaches.  Whether used in a remote medical education setting or as a hands-on teaching tool ... worn by the healthcare professional, student, or patient ... our explorers are excited to share with you the potential they realize and to answer some of your questions. Anyone can watch this live discussion by visiting the event page at the appointed time, and post comments here for us to see. If you would like to participate in the discussion LIVE, don't be shy. Ask! *Explorer Guests include:*      Dr. @115559012660218643785       Surgeon and Assistant Professor, University of Washington       Dr. @101133491334310765635         General/Trauma Surgeon & TEDx speaker , Eastern Maine Medical Center      Dr. Marty Olsen (@113641288823100824571 )       Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Tenn State Univers College of Medicine #GlassMed   #GoogleGlass   #GlassExplorers   #hangoutsonair   #HOA  HOA: Glass in Medical Training2013-07-30 14:30:0038  
Veterans United345,133*Glass Hangout with Fellow Glass Explorers* Join fellow Glass Explorers from around the nation as they talk about how they're using one of the world's first wearable computers.  From veterans advocates, doctors, to journalists, to developers... hear about their experience with Glass and its first person point of view.   If you have questions, please leave them below and we'll try to answer them LIVE in our Hangout. Glass Cast with Google Glass Explorers2013-07-17 01:00:00108  

Francine Hardaway has been shared in 80 public circles

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Brian Harrod10,634Ttech investors, angel investors, and venture capitalists #venturecapitalists  #angelinvestors #techinvestors #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-28 04:22:0572001
Brian Harrod10,635Business And Life Coaches, Advisors & Mentors#Engagers     #Awesomepeople     #ShareAndBeShared #GrowthCircle       #CircleShare     #SharedPublicCircles  #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #SharedCircles   #CircleOfTheDay   #MoreFollowers   #TopSharedCircle   #SocialMedia   #SocialNetworking  2014-12-27 01:48:5697220
Craig Deakin31,795Curated Circle of People That You Should Connect With & CircleThis is not a circle that was created by people sharing a previous circle or my content, it's specifically people that engage and are interesting to follow. If you need fresh content in your stream, consider adding this circle. If you know of anyone that you think should be included, let me know! Other places that you can connect with me:https://twitter.com/craigdeakinhttp://instagram.com/craig_deakinhttp://craigdeakin.tumblr.com/https://www.facebook.com/craigdeakinstreamhttps://www.tsu.co/craigdeakin2014-12-11 19:51:51419111017
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:534473015
Becky Collins14,837Advertising Professionals 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 ?2014-08-12 05:01:10486319
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470102
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809
John Nuntiatio26,872#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-02-08 21:29:0040110412
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
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 20:29:53483141020
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 12:29:58459492974
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 16:26:54459542477
John Nuntiatio22,159#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-22 13:42:282177210
Jack Humphrey12,866Here's 500 of my top engagers #sharedcircles #circles2013-12-21 08:27:05500104
John Nuntiatio21,756#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-18 17:23:032208310
John Nuntiatio21,140#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-11 12:50:0222210617
Peter Smith0#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-07 21:22:28468000
Timo Kiviluoma6,012ACTIVE BLOGGERS. This circle is full of original content creators, bloggers, writers, artists. Somebody need to create the content you can share!+Circles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #bloggers  2013-12-05 14:28:0445110
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Tim Moore41,568Animal and Pet Lovers on +Google+ Circle all of these great folks if you love pets and animals. You won't regret it. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #pets   #animals   #petlove   #animallovers   #doglovers   #cat   #caturday   #catlovers   #petlovers   #animalrights  2013-07-11 16:40:1743510212
Andrew Willigar1,118Andrew Willigar's Arizona Circle #traveltuesday   #puffpuffpasstuesdays  If you would like to be included in the next circle to discover new people and to gain more #friends #fans and #followers then you must complete these steps:(ALL 4 steps are REQUIRED to be added and I am only adding people who live in Arizona to this circle) Read all the way down...1. Go To original post2. SHARE AND +1 THIS POST 3. ADD the Circle4. COMMENT BelowI put ALL NEW people in this circle with every single share so you'll want to keep following me on G+ so you will get notified when I share a new one!The most active people on my posts (+1's, comments, etc.) will get placed in My "Andrew Willigar's #HotPotatoCircle " and "Andrew Willigar's #VIPcircle " which will basically get you promoted throughout ALL of my circles! Don't remove me from your circles or you'll be removed from the shared circles.Subscribe on Youtube!http://www.youtube.com/AndrewWilligarJoin me on my other Social sites:http://xeeme.com/AndrewWilligar #PHX    #Arizona #phoenix   #AZ   #Tempe   #ASU  2013-07-09 16:35:32329000
Kelvin Williams3,027Here are the people I'd recommend you follow on this #FollowFriday .I think these people are so awesome I'm sharing this circle again.  Add it, share it, and I'll put you into the next one.  :)(This is a slightly modified circle that was shared earlier in the week--I had some people left out.)2013-06-21 20:52:51202303
Kelvin Williams3,027This circle rightchea....  This is the only one you ever need.  This is the bestest circle on Google+ without question.Import it and share it.  It will make your Google+ more better.2013-06-20 00:51:1319176338
Timo Kiviluoma3,215A circle of active bloggers. Original contents and individual thoughts. Maybe you should add all of them? #circleshare   #circles   #sharedcircles   #bloggers  2013-03-17 11:11:2753111
Lee Edgerton60I've never shared a circle before. Thought I'd share my Social Media circle. It's made up of my own finds and recommendations from others. I'm always looking to trim it down depending on the content shared and whether I find it relevant for what I'm doing.Do you have any recommendations?2013-01-15 23:56:36501205
Jaime lechtig0Great people to meet in this circle that I share. Please, add me into your circle and I will add you back Thank you +james wertheimer +yaakov ben raphael   Jaime2012-11-20 05:25:37488000
Tim Moore25,370As promised, here is my Animal Lovers Circle 1 for #sharedcircleoftheday These Awesome PLUSSERS really love #animals #pets #puppies #dogs #cats and all the others too! If you'd like to be added to Animal Lovers Circle 2 - please just drop your name below as I begin making that one. If you'd like to RESHARE this, please let the spirit move you! :)+CircleCount +CIRCLES on Google+ +Suggested Users List +The Suggested User List Plus +Suggested Circles +Full Circle +Add Me to Your Circles +Nothing but Circles #sharedcircles #sharedcircleday #sharedpubliccircles2012-11-08 22:01:38473402627
Andrea Memenas5,995There are so many awesome women in my "Smart Chicks" circle that it exceeds G+'s 500-people-shared-at-once limit...You really need to follow these ladies. It will immediately make your G+ experience better.2012-10-23 20:00:075009010
Timo Kiviluoma1,258Do you want something else than funny photos and strange videos in your stream? Add this Blogger stream, these people can write. #sharedcircles   #shared   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #blogging   #blogger   #bloggers   #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  2012-10-20 11:43:3552000
Amanda Blain2,059,014*Real Bloggers Circle*This circle is made up of active ongoing bloggers. I personally went to each and every person's blog in this group... to make sure they are regularly creating content. These folks understand writing online, and how to blog. A few big names, but lots of smaller folks who have built a great audience too...  This circle took a long time to curate, if you are in it feel free to share it ♥If you are an active blogger (ie. meaning you post regularly to a public blog several times a week/month for many months/years ) please comment here with your blog and i'll check it out for the next round. #blogging #writer #sharedcircles  2012-10-09 18:23:44508420138
Thomas Power32,090some great people to get to know worldwide in this Circle feel free to share2012-09-12 13:56:165019222
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-GhostsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as *75 Non-Idiots*2012-07-25 01:41:037532632
Linda Dee45,148██▀▀▀▀▌╔╗╔╗╔╗╦╔╦░╔═╔╗██▀▀▀▀✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲ ▀▀▀██░░╠╝╠╣║╝║╝║░╠═║╝▀▀▀██░░░░░✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲ ▐▀▀▀▀░░╩░╝╚╝║╝║╚╝╚═╝║▐▀▀▀▀░░ ✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲HangoutLuminaries ☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆♥☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥This Circle contains people from every corner of the world who possess a reciprocal partiality for one another to facilitate an engagement in a melange  of communique for a special repartee of Humor, Tech, Politics, Relationships, Spirituality, Sports, Music, Pets, Gardening, Cuisine, Health, Diet & Exercise, Medicine, Celebrity and Current Events. It is cordial, albeit with a sparkle of sensual geniality and in the wee hours could develop into the unsavory and inelegant.... PREPARE TO LAUGH, LEARN & ENGAGE WITH THE HANGOUTS☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆♥☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥2012-07-24 06:45:47395338
Chris Cota0Hybrid Circle - #snowballeffect   #nothingbutcircles  Cool G+ Chicks! Circle them! from +Michelle Marie  and  "Social Media Peeps" from +Scott Ayres  #sharedcirclessharedacirclewithyou   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  #livewelllaughoftenlovemuch  2012-07-20 21:19:52293012
Alex Grossman24,072For my second Circle today for Follow Friday, here is my Respectful Politics Circle. This Circle is by request only and not for the faint of heart. It's filled with people who are passionate about politics and issues that impact society and come from across the political spectrum - the point is to have fun, learn and share. If you're interested in joining the discussions, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. No commitment to share your own posts, but it is preferred that you at least comment semi-regularly so as to encourage discussion. Just keep in mind that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful and civil manner. Let your passion fill you, but always temper it with manners, respect and politeness. Bullies will not be tolerated. The point is not to "win" but to learn. #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #politics  2012-07-20 15:10:0498901
Gideon Rosenblatt15,683Organizational ChangersThis is a group of people focused on organizational change. Many are consultants. Some are writers and public speakers. Many work with business. Some work with social change organizations. Some have expertise in strategy, some in marketing, some in other fields of expertise, but all have some interest in changing the way organizations work.Two requests: 1) If you're in this circle, and this isn't your thing, please let me know. It's still very much a work in progress. I try my best to be accurate in my assessments of people's interests, but I'm far from perfect. 2) If you know of someone (including yourself) who is into organizational change and is not in this circle, please let me know. I'm trying to keep this a useful circle for connecting with people who share an interest in this area. It's not a popularity contest. So please use your discretion. Thanks. 2012-07-19 01:21:231361101637
Carms Perez22,447G+ amazing women that you can't miss out on!! Add any lady that belongs here and isn't here yet!! No stream would be great without them!! =D Enjoy & share this circle!2012-07-06 05:28:214071016
Craig Froehle4,629467 Plussers Well Worth FollowingSome curated recommendations to make your Tuesday a bit more interesting. I kept this circle largely free of celebrities, pages, and organizations, so these should (nearly) all be actual people. Enjoy!By the way, topic-wise, it's a bit of a potpourri, but with emphasis on technology, science, progressive politics, skepticism, and other fascinating things.Note that I don't always agree with everyone in this circle, so don't take this as an endorsement of their ideas...merely that they tend to be thoughtful when presenting them.2012-07-03 14:29:094671718
Rob Gordon25,033Business & Life Coaches, Advisors & Mentors.  This is a "shared circle" I last published a few months ago of people  on Google+ who are involved in mentoring, coaching or advising small businesses.  I am resharing this for two reasons.  First, I would like to know of other people who are involved in this as a profession who would like to be added to this circle, so please comment here if I should add you for the next time I publish.  Second, and maybe more important right now, I want to invite everyone in this circle to participate in our "Startup Chautauqua" next Saturday.  I described this event on this post: http://goo.gl/gTz2f where I probably got a bit too wordy, but basically we are planning a "multi-hangout" event for small business here, where participants will be able to go from hangout to hangout so we can get to know each other better and maybe find ways to help each other.  If you decide to be a hangout host you can either hold an informal "open house" or have a more organized presentation. We will be having two sessions of 20 minutes each.  I will be publishing more information about the format early next week.  This event is open to everyone so let me know if you would be interested in participating. 2012-06-23 19:07:065127414
Alister Macintyre7,220My copy, of this circle of people interested in our Economy and how come it is in a mess, is over 600 people, but I can only share 500.  Some day, I will split the people here into smaller circles of secondary interests, or maybe installments.2012-06-15 03:15:52501314
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 1 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #1 of the 2, and #2 is next. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #sharedcircles #entrepreneur +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:22:494491159
Jason Castellani2,554The largest Social Media Circle that Google+ allows me to share. If you quickly want access to a large group of Social Media Players and Gurus, tap into this list. #socialmedia #socialbusiness #socialmediastrategy2012-05-23 16:23:095007511
Matthew Trotter63Okay. I've been collecting shared #writer / #reader circles for the past week or so, and I thought I'd share our combined efforts. Of course, G+ only allows you to share 500 people at a time, so this isn't a complete list, but it's pretty substantial.I've had a blast talking to and getting to know all of you over this past week or so. I've laughed, learned, and loved—a lot. I hope this circle will provide you the same pleasure that it has provided me.And just because you don't see yourself doesn't mean you're not in my circle. Like I said, there's a 500 person sharing limit. Still, if there's any doubt, you can ask to be added. I'm more than happy to.Much writerly love and salud,MattP.S. Share this circle and share the love with all of these fantastic people. #writers #writing #writersgroup #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #readers #readerscircle #books #ebooks #indieauthors2012-04-27 21:12:48500506
Robert Simpson9,855+Gideon Rosenblatt originally shared this #Circle of #Content people — #Writers and #People who create other types of #Media such as #Podcasts — but I saw it thanks to +Yifat Cohen. I have added a few more #Podcasters , namely the "Podfather" +Adam Curry, his co-host +John C Dvorak and +Todd Cochrane, author of the first book on #Podcasting .———————————————————————————————————Gideon Rosenblatt originally shared this post:Content PeopleThis circle is made up of people who create content - mostly writers, but also a few podcasters, broadcasters and other forms of content. It's getting harder and harder to differentiate medium these days, and many of these people span media. As usual, this circle is never complete. I'm open and eager to add interesting writers and content creators I may have missed. Please don't be upset if that describes many of you I already know and just somehow missed. Thanks.2012-04-23 21:18:29316916
Robert E. del Sol6,135150 PTM (People That Matter) Circle Yes, every one matters equally on G+, but these are the folks that #influence and are #engagers who in one way or another have helped me or have directly made my G+ experience more than awesome. They also have intelligent things to say and produce quality content. Most of them have less than 2000k followers with some exceptions you might recognize. Again, ALL deserve far more credit and ever larger following. Now, I know there is a world of folks on G+ equally deserving of recognition and recommendation but THESE folks got me through my own start on G+ and thanks to them I now also have a meaningful and thriving network Thank you all! Please, re- share freely and enjoy! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------#Circles #addcircles #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #bestsharedcircle #sharedcircle #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleoflife +Public Circles +The Best Circles on Google+ +CircleCount +Shared Circles on G+ #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #bestsharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publichcirclesharing #peopletofollow #followback #circleback #sharedcircleoftheday #followfriday #followfridaycircle #sharingcircles #circlesunday #influence #engagers2012-04-23 17:27:5415017915
Gideon Rosenblatt11,881Content PeopleThis circle is made up of people who create content - mostly writers, but also a few podcasters, broadcasters and other forms of content. It's getting harder and harder to differentiate medium these days, and many of these people span media. As usual, this circle is never complete. I'm open and eager to add interesting writers and content creators I may have missed. Please don't be upset if that describes many of you I already know and just somehow missed. Thanks. #content #writers #media #circles2012-04-23 01:52:12312682145
Pongy Smith31This is the Assorted Goodies circle. Could you please re-share it? Would you like to be added?Tags: Technology, Magic, Entertainment, Futurism, VC, Crowdfunding2012-04-17 15:28:45492527

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2015-04-05 18:14:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Since this came via Twitter and from someone I don't know, I don't want to click through and read the story. Somebody do it for me? I think it's a scam/hoax/phishing/malware trick. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/c26.0.100.100/11027990_10154605219788647_4535567127241696652_n.jpg?oh=13fdb607eb8dcb3ffeb55de6ca6e2609&oe=559B0E9A

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2015-03-25 01:36:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

It's not rocket science to fix some of the things wrong with health care. Especially since one of the worst parts of the system is the customer experience. Any retailer can fix that. And I think I found a health care group that has. I just had my first appointment with OneMedicalGroup, a primary care chain that started in San Francisco and is now available in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Chicago and -- mercifully -- Phoenix. OneMedical was founded by Tom X. Lee, an internal medicine doctor who actually listened to patients. Members of One Medical experience a different approach to doctor visits, designed around their needs. I have a feeling much of the experience is generated simply by better software -- for scheduling, for billing, and for charting. I can tell you this from my own first visit: I filled out NO paperwork. Not in advance, not online, not in the office before the... more »

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2015-05-07 02:04:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is perfect!

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2015-05-30 14:46:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Man's tomatoes 

Man's tomatoes ___

2015-05-27 15:45:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

If you don't already subscribe to The Information you should. This article is worth the entire deal. Do you know who the top competitors in self-driving cars are? No, not BMW or Tesla. Uber, Baidu, Google, and Apple. Timeline: 5 years https://www.theinformation.com/Why-Google-May-Not-Win-in-Self-Driving-Cars?token=13a8e73f4bede85874b1d4127d64c3af

If you don't already subscribe to The Information you should. This article is worth the entire deal. Do you know who the top competitors in self-driving cars are? No, not BMW or Tesla. Uber, Baidu, Google, and Apple. Timeline: 5 years https://www.theinformation.com/Why-Google-May-Not-Win-in-Self-Driving-Cars?token=13a8e73f4bede85874b1d4127d64c3af___

2015-05-26 22:05:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Congratulations Kara Swisher​ and Walt Mossberg​. You built something of value. I love Recode. Vox is acquiring Recode. This makes perfect sense to me, unlike some of the other mergers I've seen talked about lately. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/business/media/vox-media-acquiring-recode.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 

Congratulations Kara Swisher​ and Walt Mossberg​. You built something of value. I love Recode. Vox is acquiring Recode. This makes perfect sense to me, unlike some of the other mergers I've seen talked about lately. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/business/media/vox-media-acquiring-recode.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 ___

2015-05-26 21:34:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

https://medium.com/@hardaway/trolls-you-ruined-it-for-me-19b7ceff79fc

https://medium.com/@hardaway/trolls-you-ruined-it-for-me-19b7ceff79fc___

2015-05-26 14:59:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Got this press release this morning. Hard to believe it will be the same GigaOm. Gigaom.com Acquired by Knowingly Corp Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These assets include the website, gigaom.com, as well as the content library. At the helm of Knowingly Corp is tech entrepreneur and author Byron Reese, who describes Gigaom as, “second to none in what it does.” He adds, “We are excited to be a chapter of the Gigaom story and look forward to continuing its mission of ‘humanizing the impact of technology.’” “We live at what I believe is the great turning point of all of human history, and that is being driven in large part by the technologies we are creating. This new world we are making will not just be more prosperous, but it will be more fair and more just than any time in the past,” says Reese,echoing the the... more »

Got this press release this morning. Hard to believe it will be the same GigaOm. Gigaom.com Acquired by Knowingly Corp Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These assets include the website, gigaom.com, as well as the content library. At the helm of Knowingly Corp is tech entrepreneur and author Byron Reese, who describes Gigaom as, “second to none in what it does.” He adds, “We are excited to be a chapter of the Gigaom story and look forward to continuing its mission of ‘humanizing the impact of technology.’” “We live at what I believe is the great turning point of all of human history, and that is being driven in large part by the technologies we are creating. This new world we are making will not just be more prosperous, but it will be more fair and more just than any time in the past,” says Reese, echoing the theme of his book, Infinite Progress: How the Internet and technology will end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger and war. He adds, “Gigaom will continue documenting this transformation and the technologies which are driving it.” Knowingly plans to relaunch the site on August 15, 2015. Until that date, visitors will find only minimal changes to the site and no new content. Founded in 2006 by Om Malik, GigaOm began as a technology blog and soon grew to become one of the industry’s most respected sources for tech-related news, events and research. Founded in 2014 by Reese, Knowingly offers a number of websites and services, including iforetold.com, where people can log predictions about the future, and Correctica, a tool which catches errors in documents and websites that spell checkers miss. ___

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2015-05-19 21:57:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Go +Jolie O'Dell +Wearable World for partnering with IndieGoGo to crowdfund independent tech journalism. #wwc15   Pledge at http:// readwritefund.com

Go +Jolie O'Dell +Wearable World for partnering with IndieGoGo to crowdfund independent tech journalism. #wwc15   Pledge at http:// readwritefund.com___

2015-05-14 14:14:37 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

It's 7:11 AM and already over 100 people have posted to my timeline wishing me a Happy Birthday. On days like this I remember how truly lucky I am that the internet happened during my lifetime and I have the opportunity to know all of you and to enjoy your friendship and support. We may bitch over the small stuff, but look how wonderful our world is with all the opportunity to connect. And special thanks to Mark Zuckerberg for bringing us all together when he was just a puppy, Today is his birthday, too.( Randi​ please tell him how much I appreciate what he has done.)

It's 7:11 AM and already over 100 people have posted to my timeline wishing me a Happy Birthday. On days like this I remember how truly lucky I am that the internet happened during my lifetime and I have the opportunity to know all of you and to enjoy your friendship and support. We may bitch over the small stuff, but look how wonderful our world is with all the opportunity to connect. And special thanks to Mark Zuckerberg for bringing us all together when he was just a puppy, Today is his birthday, too.( Randi​ please tell him how much I appreciate what he has done.)___

2015-05-08 21:27:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Starting to get requests to meet with me at Wearable World Expo. I don't ever make appointments in advance; I like to write the opportunistic things, and I don't know them until I see them.

Starting to get requests to meet with me at Wearable World Expo. I don't ever make appointments in advance; I like to write the opportunistic things, and I don't know them until I see them.___

2015-05-08 15:31:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This sucks, but I'm guilty. http://redef.com/item/554b84c29163ad960f84f2b3?curator=FashionREDEF&source=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/nyregion/at-nail-salons-in-nyc-manicurists-are-underpaid-and-unprotected.html

This sucks, but I'm guilty. http://redef.com/item/554b84c29163ad960f84f2b3?curator=FashionREDEF&source=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/nyregion/at-nail-salons-in-nyc-manicurists-are-underpaid-and-unprotected.html___

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2015-05-07 02:04:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

What can I say?

This is perfect!___What can I say?

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2015-05-06 21:16:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

CollisionConference was very good.

CollisionConference was very good.___

2015-05-05 00:16:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/technology/dave-goldberg-cause-of-death.html Terrible freak accident.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/technology/dave-goldberg-cause-of-death.html Terrible freak accident.___

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2015-05-04 22:02:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

It does need fixing, but not shutting down.

How to fix Google+.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/TFqqXy )

Through much of its existence, Google's social network has often been criticized as a "ghost town" that's "dead" and about to be shut down. The criticisms always come from non-users.

Google+ fans always chime in to rebut those criticisms, often flooding the story or post with disagreement. With all those passionate users, how can it be a ghost town?

The controversy about Google+ engagement never seems to end.

But whatever the current level of activity on Google+ is, it could be vastly higher if Google itself wasn't holding back users by suppressing public posts, removing comments, hiding amazing content and failing to fully use the technology it has already developed.

Here are 10 ways Google could radically crank up the engagement on Google+: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2917780/social-media/10-ways-to-fix-google.html

#Google+ #GooglePlus  ___It does need fixing, but not shutting down.

2015-05-04 21:44:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Laughing out loud at this quote from Ted Royer, New York chief creative officer, Droga5 "In 2025 everyone will get communications from companies jacked directly into their faces. It will be a constant stream of light, sound and emotion received through an alien face hugger/Oculus Rift combination. And we'll all be okay with that because by then corporations will have convinced us that they are our huge best friends, like skyscraper-sized dogs. So to sum up: Giant building-size dogs will pump brand love messages directly into our faces." 

Laughing out loud at this quote from Ted Royer, New York chief creative officer, Droga5 "In 2025 everyone will get communications from companies jacked directly into their faces. It will be a constant stream of light, sound and emotion received through an alien face hugger/Oculus Rift combination. And we'll all be okay with that because by then corporations will have convinced us that they are our huge best friends, like skyscraper-sized dogs. So to sum up: Giant building-size dogs will pump brand love messages directly into our faces." ___

2015-05-04 21:43:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Laughing out loud at this quote from Ted Royer, New York chief creative officer, Droga5 "In 2025 everyone will get communications from companies jacked directly into their faces. It will be a constant stream of light, sound and emotion received through an alien face hugger/Oculus Rift combination. And we'll all be okay with that because by then corporations will have convinced us that they are our huge best friends, like skyscraper-sized dogs. So to sum up: Giant building-size dogs will pump brand love messages directly into our faces." Here's looking at you, Robert Scoble​ :-)

Laughing out loud at this quote from Ted Royer, New York chief creative officer, Droga5 "In 2025 everyone will get communications from companies jacked directly into their faces. It will be a constant stream of light, sound and emotion received through an alien face hugger/Oculus Rift combination. And we'll all be okay with that because by then corporations will have convinced us that they are our huge best friends, like skyscraper-sized dogs. So to sum up: Giant building-size dogs will pump brand love messages directly into our faces." Here's looking at you, Robert Scoble​ :-)___

2015-05-04 18:24:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Prince William and Kate Middleton named their child after a spider. #Charlotte

Prince William and Kate Middleton named their child after a spider. #Charlotte___

2015-05-04 17:19:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today is "register your grandchild in something wonderful" day for me. Just helped Amanda Kirkpatrick​ register Adyn for Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp and Jerry​ and Jamie Kirkpatrick​ register Parker at Adams Traditional PreSchool. Profoundly happy that both of my former foster kids seek the best for their own progeny and willing to help when I can. #longjourney #wishIwererich.

Today is "register your grandchild in something wonderful" day for me. Just helped Amanda Kirkpatrick​ register Adyn for Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp and Jerry​ and Jamie Kirkpatrick​ register Parker at Adams Traditional PreSchool. Profoundly happy that both of my former foster kids seek the best for their own progeny and willing to help when I can. #longjourney #wishIwererich.___

2015-05-04 15:05:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Twitter's new algorithm is showing me only local friends and none of the journalists I go on Twitter to see. #fail 

Twitter's new algorithm is showing me only local friends and none of the journalists I go on Twitter to see. #fail ___

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2015-05-01 00:56:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Exclusive: News app Circa is seeking a buyer - Fortune

Exclusive: News app Circa is seeking a buyer - Fortune___

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2015-04-28 23:25:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-27 14:27:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Great article by @Jessicalessin's husband on Uber feedback: https://www.theinformation.com/The-Downside-of-Positive-Feedback?token=9b11dd91684a01b24dc3eba7b47f610c good suggestions.

Great article by @Jessicalessin's husband on Uber feedback: https://www.theinformation.com/The-Downside-of-Positive-Feedback?token=9b11dd91684a01b24dc3eba7b47f610c good suggestions.___

2015-04-25 20:32:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This past weekend I spent the morning as a volunteer for SySTEM Schools at a job fair for teachers called the Great Arizona Teach-In. Sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education, the Teach-In is an in-person exchange where new teachers and teachers who wish to change jobs -- or have to change jobs because of layoffs or relocation -- can come and meet with schools that are hiring. SySTEM, of course, is hiring. Boy, did I learn a lot. For one thing, I learned that many veteran Arizona teachers are so burned out that they cannot even summon enough energy to present themselves properly for a job interview. They are amazingly lackluster and apathetic as a group, or at least they appeared to be so as they walked around the hotel ballroom looking for schools that were hiring. Half of them looked as though they had just suffered a death in the family. They're not looking at their potential employers... more »

This past weekend I spent the morning as a volunteer for SySTEM Schools at a job fair for teachers called the Great Arizona Teach-In. Sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education, the Teach-In is an in-person exchange where new teachers and teachers who wish to change jobs -- or have to change jobs because of layoffs or relocation -- can come and meet with schools that are hiring. SySTEM, of course, is hiring. Boy, did I learn a lot. For one thing, I learned that many veteran Arizona teachers are so burned out that they cannot even summon enough energy to present themselves properly for a job interview. They are amazingly lackluster and apathetic as a group, or at least they appeared to be so as they walked around the hotel ballroom looking for schools that were hiring. Half of them looked as though they had just suffered a death in the family. They're not looking at their potential employers as an exciting challenge, but just as a paycheck within commuting distance. The first question almost everyone asked us was "where are you located"? And that's on our web site and our brochure. Many also lack specific certifications for what they want to teach and seem unwilling to go in and take a certification test in sixth grade math or history. We saw an alarmingly small number of people I personally would let into a classroom to teach my child. I also learned that charter schools are not necessarily taking students from public schools -- only certain ones are. Many charter schools are struggling, either because they started up in neighborhoods without enough children or because they didn't know enough about finances. This would be akin to opening a store without doing market research about the nearby trade area, or operating one without counting the cash at the end of the day. On the gossip front, I learned that TesserAct, a private school whose board I was on when the parents bailed it out less than a decade ago, is once again at risk because somebody in the administration had been cooking the books and skimming off the top (this from a teacher whose colleagues are being let go.) An investigation is now under way. When I was on that board, we had an entire room full of business people who pored over the financials in an almost line item manner. We all knew how to read a P&L and we did. It’s remarkable how quickly that board either deteriorated or lost interest in providing oversight to the school. Now that I’m on the SySTEM Schools board, I’m looking at this school's books and budget, and warning every month: “don’t run out of cash.” My experience as a start up consultant has stood me in good stead in the education arena, because I can see that the strength of educators is not financial. No wonder the business-driven charters are succeeding and some of the most visionary have failed. It takes more than a mission to keep a school open. I have a couple of suggestions after my new-found learning: education schools need to teach some business if education reform is to succeed, and teaching needs to become more exciting as a profession to attract more energetic people. ___

2015-04-23 01:36:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today was full of slaps in the face. First a young girl in the Apple store said to me: "YOU have a Twitter account? What do you tweet?" After I told her I had 10k followers, she backtracked and I slapped her down for being ageist. Then the postman came and brought me my Apple Watch charging cable, but not the watch. Pwnd.

Today was full of slaps in the face. First a young girl in the Apple store said to me: "YOU have a Twitter account? What do you tweet?" After I told her I had 10k followers, she backtracked and I slapped her down for being ageist. Then the postman came and brought me my Apple Watch charging cable, but not the watch. Pwnd.___

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2015-04-22 18:32:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why is 4.20 important to the weed culture?

Why is 4.20 important to the weed culture?___

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2015-04-18 15:54:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Apple 0 — Roadrunner Sports 1

Apple is the quintessential example of superb luxury brand merchandising, right? But I have just been sold $259 worth of athletic shoes (one pair) by Roadrunner Sports. Not your idea of a luxury brand. Better try-on experience than the Apple Watch, and the store actually had what I wanted to buy.

In all my years of running and now walking, this is the first time I’ve seen good technology applied to shoe fitting. It was an amazing combination of procedures that took about ten minutes and fitted me with a pair of those that have made a real difference.

I walked into the store and saw the wall of shoes at the rear, so I made my way toward it. I was doing my usual version of shopping, listening to a podcast (this was Iyaz Aktar, Sarah Lane and Tom Merritt on “The 404” and not aware of the sales help.

But I was intercepted by awoman whose... more »

Apple 0 — Roadrunner Sports 1

Apple is the quintessential example of superb luxury brand merchandising, right? But I have just been sold $259 worth of athletic shoes (one pair) by Roadrunner Sports. Not your idea of a luxury brand. Better try-on experience than the Apple Watch, and the store actually had what I wanted to buy.

In all my years of running and now walking, this is the first time I’ve seen good technology applied to shoe fitting. It was an amazing combination of procedures that took about ten minutes and fitted me with a pair of those that have made a real difference.

I walked into the store and saw the wall of shoes at the rear, so I made my way toward it. I was doing my usual version of shopping, listening to a podcast (this was Iyaz Aktar, Sarah Lane and Tom Merritt on “The 404” and not aware of the sales help.

But I was intercepted by a woman whose first question was “have you been here before”? I had to say no. She then signed me up for the shoe fitting by simply asking my name. I was caught.

When I saw the computer monitors, I decided to turn off Iyaz and Sarah for a while and concentrate. This might be “something.”




Moments later a well-trained young man made me take off my socks and shoes. First he used the old-fashioned size fitter to determine what size I am. Even this level of service is rare in contemporary shoe sales. Then he stood me on the ‘Paw Dog,” which makes a heat map of your standing position and tells how your weight falls when you’re standing.


It all reads out on the monitor. Then he made me roll my pants above the ankle and put me on a treadmill to show how my ankles and feet moved while running. This, too, displayed on the computer in real time.


The next step was to heat up some normal insoles and then fit them to my feet. for this, I stood on the cushiony platform below, and he fit the warm insoles so they molded to my feet.


He then took me and my insoles to a salesperson, along with his recommendations for what kind of shoe I needed. No arch support (surprise) and no stablization (strong ankles). He also saved all my information in the network.

While waiting for the salesperson to bring out the boxes, he gave me a little $5.00 foot massager to try. I’ve got a few of those at home, but this one felt really great. And he supplied me with a new pair of dry-fit socks to use for the try-on.

I walked out wearing the perfect shoe, with the insoles ( added cost), 3 pairs of new socks (more added cost), and, of course, the little foot massager. At the register the salesperson told me all the information was saved so I could order my next pair online. She also gave me a $10 coupon. And she helped me take a product shot when I told her I was writing a blog post about this.


No wonder she was happy! This was the most I’ve ever spent on running shoes, and I knew all along I was being upsold and I really didn’t mind. In fact, I admired every step in the process. Let that be a lesson to retailers; it’s the service, stupid. It’s hardly ever the product.___

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2015-04-17 23:23:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hard to believe, but millennials want to communicate with brands by email.

Hard to believe, but millennials want to communicate with brands by email.___

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2015-04-13 20:11:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Yep too fast for a beginner. Seems like an hour routine crammed into a half. Good variety and flow of asanas.


Yep too fast for a beginner. Seems like an hour routine crammed into a half. Good variety and flow of asanas.
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2015-04-10 15:39:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

By the time I woke up this morning at 5 AM PDT and logged onto the Apple Store, the delivery date for the Apple Watch Sport was June. My first clue to the mis-marketing of this product was the fact that I could even get into the store. When the phones and the IPad launched, you couldn’t get into the store for a day. So Apple scammed us. They ordered low numbers on the watch, told us to order online, and allowed themselves to run out without even crashing the site. This product is being badly mis-marketed, IMHO. When I decided I might try to buy the Watch anyway, I got a screen that said “add AppleCare $49” and then “add a magnetic charger $49” and then “charging cable $19” ; with the choices I made, by the time I got to the checkout it would be $427 to buy something that I didn’t even know if I wanted. The forced upsell. I did the retailer’s nightmare; I abandoned my cart in anger andfrustration and go... more »

By the time I woke up this morning at 5 AM PDT and logged onto the Apple Store, the delivery date for the Apple Watch Sport was June. My first clue to the mis-marketing of this product was the fact that I could even get into the store. When the phones and the IPad launched, you couldn’t get into the store for a day. So Apple scammed us. They ordered low numbers on the watch, told us to order online, and allowed themselves to run out without even crashing the site. This product is being badly mis-marketed, IMHO. When I decided I might try to buy the Watch anyway, I got a screen that said “add AppleCare $49” and then “add a magnetic charger $49” and then “charging cable $19” ; with the choices I made, by the time I got to the checkout it would be $427 to buy something that I didn’t even know if I wanted. The forced upsell. I did the retailer’s nightmare; I abandoned my cart in anger and frustration and got on Twitter to bitch. Warner Crocker helpfully told me I didn’t have to buy the charging cable; one came in the box. But that was not intuitive from the order form. I’m a short woman with thin wrists, so I thought I’d want one in the 38 mm size which is probably the size for my wrist. Unfortunately, that’s probably not the size for my eyes. I’m not sure that anyone inside Apple marketing thinks of older people with vision problems when they think of the Apple Watch designing the Apple Watch. I had that problem with Pebble when I first got mine; I couldn’t see the screen. Still can’t see it unobtrusively; I really have to focus. And no, I don’t want to wear glasses. We widows may have money to spend ( you’d be surprised where the philanthropy money is concentrated in the US), but we are clearly not the market. Not only does the wearer have to be without vision difficulties, but she probably can’t have arthritis, either. I also no longer have anyone to tap my heartbeat to, except perhaps my cardiologist, I have an amusing visual of a cardiologist sitting in front of a dashboard on which are displayed the taps of heartbeats off the Apple Watches of his wealthy patients. When I went to check online to see what other people’s experiences have been I found dad by and large they weren’t satisfactory. Many people had the same experience I did — they got on the store site and found that the ship date was June or July. In the UK, somebody went to the Apple Store to try on the $17,000 addition and found out that the staff was not ready to sell it. Now these may be one-off experiences and the Watch mbe wonderful for all I know, but if you’re trying to get someone who regularly wears a watch — especially another kind of watch as I do the Pebble — and who is satisfied with that watch to change, you’re not going to get me to change that easily with what was on display this morning of the customer experience. I’m a bit tougher to persuade, despite the fact that I stood in line for the first iPhone. And yes I know that the first iPhone was not ready for prime time either, and became much better with the App Store, but I stood online because it seems like such a fun community experience. Now that we’ve been encouraged to order online we are not having a community experience, we are having a frustrating one in which it is easy to lose motivation — the kind of experience the kind that makes you abandon your cart at the check out and wait for the dust to settle so you can see whether this is even worth doing, or whether I should just save my pennies for a VR headset or a new drone. I believe it was a really bad marketing idea to try to drive people online for this one. We badly needed some hype and motivation to love this product. Update: Used the Apple Store app and got an appointment to try on tomorrow at 2:15.___

2015-04-08 19:05:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Two reviews of the Apple watch by people I admire, Nilay Patel and John Gruber, leave me feeling it's not a good product right now. They've tried to be nice to it, but it has a real problem: we all know what a watch should do well -- tell time. And we all know what the other smart watches do. http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/the_apple_watch 

Two reviews of the Apple watch by people I admire, Nilay Patel and John Gruber, leave me feeling it's not a good product right now. They've tried to be nice to it, but it has a real problem: we all know what a watch should do well -- tell time. And we all know what the other smart watches do. http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/the_apple_watch ___

2015-04-08 14:45:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I knew it! I am the new face of fashion: http://redef.com/item/5523e55becc4b5f72ded9007?curator=FashionREDEF

I knew it! I am the new face of fashion: http://redef.com/item/5523e55becc4b5f72ded9007?curator=FashionREDEF___

2015-04-07 15:49:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Look at this chart of how Android users stop using common social apps after 90 days. It's very telling. Only FB retains its value. Got this from The Information -- great site to subscribe to, btw. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/19598_10154613368873647_219204174221987782_n.jpg?oh=533c89043f2fa825a2b227948cd7b81b&oe=55AB4EE5

Look at this chart of how Android users stop using common social apps after 90 days. It's very telling. Only FB retains its value. Got this from The Information -- great site to subscribe to, btw. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/19598_10154613368873647_219204174221987782_n.jpg?oh=533c89043f2fa825a2b227948cd7b81b&oe=55AB4EE5___

2015-04-06 16:52:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's Ellen Pao's interview with Katie Couric. More people should see this. http://news.yahoo.com/ellen-pao-talks-to-katie-couric-in-exclusive-interview-040627016.html

Here's Ellen Pao's interview with Katie Couric. More people should see this. http://news.yahoo.com/ellen-pao-talks-to-katie-couric-in-exclusive-interview-040627016.html___

2015-04-06 15:47:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

There's a common complaint in Arizona that we lack an ecosystem for innovation. Actually, this isn't quite true. We don't have one ecosystem, we have several, each one operating in its own tiny orbit, either ignorant of or inattentive to what's going on everywhere else. Now that is about to stop. A group of business leaders -- not government workers or even service providers -- from that dispersed ecosystem has decided to pull it together. First, we want everyone involved in the Arizona entrepreneurial ecosystem to complete a short survey to tell us what you want from a "portal" for entrepreneurs. It's called a portal because no one has a better name, but what the team really means is a common internet space where all the available resources are aggregated. But first, there's the matter of "customer development." And you are the customer. What would YOU like to... more »

There's a common complaint in Arizona that we lack an ecosystem for innovation. Actually, this isn't quite true. We don't have one ecosystem, we have several, each one operating in its own tiny orbit, either ignorant of or inattentive to what's going on everywhere else. Now that is about to stop. A group of business leaders -- not government workers or even service providers -- from that dispersed ecosystem has decided to pull it together. First, we want everyone involved in the Arizona entrepreneurial ecosystem to complete a short survey to tell us what you want from a "portal" for entrepreneurs. It's called a portal because no one has a better name, but what the team really means is a common internet space where all the available resources are aggregated. But first, there's the matter of "customer development." And you are the customer. What would YOU like to see from an entrepreneurship portal for Arizona? Here's the survey. "You can't win if you don't play." Take a minute and tell us. http://bit.ly/1BMA4YY And this is not Maricopa County centric. It's statewide. The Arizona Commerce Authority started the ball rolling by creating a strawperson startup portal and sending it out for comments before it launched. Serenditipitously this coincided with StartupWeek Phoenix and Venture Madness, two successful ecosystem events that occurred last month. During Startup Week, the major sponsor of Startup Week, Chase, hosted a dinner for influentials in entrepreneurship. We all sat down over our glasses of wine and during the course of the dinner realized that while we had been watching the pot, the popcorn had actually begun to pop. (Great metaphor, not mine). Things are happening in Arizona now. We don't have to complain anymore. We just have to get shit done. We've got twice as much venture capital as we had previously and an extraordinary number of co-working spaces and accelerators. We've got events, teams, and roadmaps. GoDaddy IPOed last week. On the biotech side, a ten year roadmap has let to partnerships between ASU, Banner, and University of Arizona Medical School, and a medical corridor around Mayo in Scottsdale. Healthcare in Arizona is booming. It seems to me I'm constantly being called upon to judge pitches from companies competing for real awards, like the BioAccel Scorpion Pit in May and the Arizona Innovation Challenge right now. And for the first time I can remember, people who left Phoenix for greener pastures are coming home. So help us out here. Fill out the survey and let's keep the popcorn going.___

2015-04-05 18:14:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Since this came via Twitter and from someone I don't know, I don't want to click through and read the story. Somebody do it for me? I think it's a scam/hoax/phishing/malware trick. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/c26.0.100.100/11027990_10154605219788647_4535567127241696652_n.jpg?oh=13fdb607eb8dcb3ffeb55de6ca6e2609&oe=559B0E9A

Since this came via Twitter and from someone I don't know, I don't want to click through and read the story. Somebody do it for me? I think it's a scam/hoax/phishing/malware trick. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/c26.0.100.100/11027990_10154605219788647_4535567127241696652_n.jpg?oh=13fdb607eb8dcb3ffeb55de6ca6e2609&oe=559B0E9A___

2015-04-03 19:25:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Thank you Saturday Tuesday​ for turning me on to #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt. It is hilarious and adorable.

Thank you Saturday Tuesday​ for turning me on to #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt. It is hilarious and adorable.___

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2015-04-03 17:21:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-03 14:54:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great video experiment, Robert Scoble. I hope people notice that the way to choose what they want to see is to scroll using the icon in the upper left corner of the video. Somewhat non-intuitive, but really cool to see the Palace! This is great for real estate and museums:-)

Great video experiment, Robert Scoble. I hope people notice that the way to choose what they want to see is to scroll using the icon in the upper left corner of the video. Somewhat non-intuitive, but really cool to see the Palace! This is great for real estate and museums:-)___

2015-04-03 14:29:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

SySTEM Schools​ has received a Western Growers grant to establish a community garden. This is part of the STEM school's project-based learning program.

SySTEM Schools​ has received a Western Growers grant to establish a community garden. This is part of the STEM school's project-based learning program.___

2015-03-29 15:19:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

All I did at #VentureMadness was blab and heckle. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/c25.0.100.100/11096693_10154571541403647_3397071962460962382_n.jpg?oh=3bbe93342cbff4808dc1abfbef3d88f1&oe=55BD062C

All I did at #VentureMadness was blab and heckle. https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/c25.0.100.100/11096693_10154571541403647_3397071962460962382_n.jpg?oh=3bbe93342cbff4808dc1abfbef3d88f1&oe=55BD062C___

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2015-03-27 23:47:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This just looks like a very wide angle lens to me. I love Melissa Etheridge too, but this 6 GoPro thingy isn't ready for prime time:-)

This just looks like a very wide angle lens to me. I love Melissa Etheridge too, but this 6 GoPro thingy isn't ready for prime time:-)___

2015-03-25 01:36:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

It's not rocket science to fix some of the things wrong with health care. Especially since one of the worst parts of the system is the customer experience. Any retailer can fix that. And I think I found a health care group that has. I just had my first appointment with OneMedicalGroup, a primary care chain that started in San Francisco and is now available in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Chicago and -- mercifully -- Phoenix. OneMedical was founded by Tom X. Lee, an internal medicine doctor who actually listened to patients. Members of One Medical experience a different approach to doctor visits, designed around their needs. I have a feeling much of the experience is generated simply by better software -- for scheduling, for billing, and for charting. I can tell you this from my own first visit: I filled out NO paperwork. Not in advance, not online, not in the office before the... more »

It's not rocket science to fix some of the things wrong with health care. Especially since one of the worst parts of the system is the customer experience. Any retailer can fix that. And I think I found a health care group that has. I just had my first appointment with OneMedicalGroup, a primary care chain that started in San Francisco and is now available in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Chicago and -- mercifully -- Phoenix. OneMedical was founded by Tom X. Lee, an internal medicine doctor who actually listened to patients. Members of One Medical experience a different approach to doctor visits, designed around their needs. I have a feeling much of the experience is generated simply by better software -- for scheduling, for billing, and for charting. I can tell you this from my own first visit: I filled out NO paperwork. Not in advance, not online, not in the office before the appointment. Not only that, but my appointment started on time, and my labs were drawn at the same time.They'll be shared with me in an email, and I will always have them. My doctor also gave me a card with her email address on it, and told me she answers questions by email. She trained at Mayo and worked at Cigna and Hospice before finding a practice about which she could feel comfortable in Phoenix. She's vegan, like me, and has been to India. She believes in preventive medicine and in keeping people well. She practices integrative medicine, and that's another hallmark of OneMedical. During my visit for a physical examination, the doctor did the things doctors used to do before they got so busy: looked down my throat, into my ears, and at my body, palpate my abdomen, listen to my heart and lungs, test my reflexes, and take my blood pressure. She even weighed me herself. You'd be surprised how seldom this happens during primary care visits today. Or if it does happen, it's done by nurses and assistants. This doctor outsourced none of the work to a "physician extender." She also sat and talked to me and entered all my information in her EHR by herself. OneMedical appears to have written its own software, and I gather she finds it easy to use during a visit.I didn't find her typing distracting; it told me she was focused on me. The phlebotomist, who used to work at Sonora Quest, told me the difference between her last job and this one was "not like comparing apples to oranges, it was more like comparing apples to peas." Admittedly this is not health care for the impoverished. In my community, the offices are in GIlbert, Scottsdale, and on Camelback Road near the Biltmore in Phoenix. But the cost to join is only $100 a year, which is within reach of a middle class budget. For this you get good software, same day appointments, and longer visits. It's Uber, or Starbucks. OneMedical also offers employer health care, and in its other markets employers use these memberships as employee perks. The practice takes most insurance plans, including Medicare, and works with Dignity Health's network of hospitals and specialists. OneMedical is still kind of a startup, founded in 2007. So far it has raised $117 million in funding. That's very little when you consider they've opened 30 offices. They're obviously funding a lot of their growth from revenues. I hope the group is successful in Arizona. We sorely need better primary care experiences here. ___

2015-03-22 18:48:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

@adamcurry @THErealDVORAK Will I get bad science and perky breasts if I donate again? #noagendashow

@adamcurry @THErealDVORAK Will I get bad science and perky breasts if I donate again? #noagendashow___

2015-03-21 15:17:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm watching the Al Jazeera web doc about Syrian refugees. It's so beautifully done; it deserves an audience. http://lifeonhold.aljazeera.com/#/en/portraits/furati/vignette

I'm watching the Al Jazeera web doc about Syrian refugees. It's so beautifully done; it deserves an audience. http://lifeonhold.aljazeera.com/#/en/portraits/furati/vignette___

2015-03-21 14:59:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"I have never heard so many journalists say that the job is grinding them down nor so many people who watch the news say that they cannot stand to do so anymore. Bearing witness is gruelling. "https://medium.com/@AJEnglish/you-probably-won-t-read-this-piece-about-syria-c2fc05646f38 

"I have never heard so many journalists say that the job is grinding them down nor so many people who watch the news say that they cannot stand to do so anymore. Bearing witness is gruelling. "https://medium.com/@AJEnglish/you-probably-won-t-read-this-piece-about-syria-c2fc05646f38 ___

2015-03-20 15:09:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's Meerkat's biggest issue: people like me stream events like their dog walks and soon watchers are bored to death. I sure don't know how to make my Meerkats valuable yet. http://digiday.com/agencies/podcast-austin-meerkat-problem/

Here's Meerkat's biggest issue: people like me stream events like their dog walks and soon watchers are bored to death. I sure don't know how to make my Meerkats valuable yet. http://digiday.com/agencies/podcast-austin-meerkat-problem/___

2015-03-17 17:03:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

And here's that Apple TV service we were all expecting:http://www.wsj.com/article_email/apple-in-talks-to-launch-online-tv-service-1426555611-lMyQjAxMTA1NTEzNjUxOTY0Wj?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuK3MZKXonjHpfsX86e4sT%2Frn28M3109ad%2BrmPBy%2B34cHWp8na%2BqWCgseOrQ8mFkIV8izUs0TrKM%3D

And here's that Apple TV service we were all expecting:http://www.wsj.com/article_email/apple-in-talks-to-launch-online-tv-service-1426555611-lMyQjAxMTA1NTEzNjUxOTY0Wj?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuK3MZKXonjHpfsX86e4sT%2Frn28M3109ad%2BrmPBy%2B34cHWp8na%2BqWCgseOrQ8mFkIV8izUs0TrKM%3D___

2015-03-10 15:25:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Am I the only person who resents having the Apple Watch app ad downloaded on my phone with IOS8.0.2? #notlikeApple

Am I the only person who resents having the Apple Watch app ad downloaded on my phone with IOS8.0.2? #notlikeApple___

2015-03-09 21:27:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I actually thought Twitter would acquire #MeerKat, but...http://goo.gl/z1X5Bc

I actually thought Twitter would acquire #MeerKat, but...http://goo.gl/z1X5Bc___

2015-03-09 21:24:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Well, Steve Gillmor​ and Tina Hall Chase Gillmor​, now you have to find a solution to the chatroom. #RIPFriendfeed

Well, Steve Gillmor​ and Tina Hall Chase Gillmor​, now you have to find a solution to the chatroom. #RIPFriendfeed___

2015-03-09 21:22:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

In answer to all your questions: Yes. No. Maybe. Yes, I will get an Apple Watch. No, I will not get HBO Now because I have HBO on cable and it costs the same. Maybe I will get a new fast thin MacBook.

In answer to all your questions: Yes. No. Maybe. Yes, I will get an Apple Watch. No, I will not get HBO Now because I have HBO on cable and it costs the same. Maybe I will get a new fast thin MacBook.___

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