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Mike Elgan has been at 15 events

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Mike Elgan4,619,838My monthly chat with my Google+ circle friends.AMA: Ask Mike Anything2014-06-28 03:00:0032  
Daria Musk3,675,267*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00291  
Robert Scoble6,787,875Join 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  
Google+10,423,693The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033855  
Google Developers2,070,767Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005059  
The White House2,929,904In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034101  
Google Play8,495,384Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, two of film’s biggest comedy stars, are now its most unexpected interns in their new movie, “The Internship.” Join Vince and Owen in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11am PT to get the inside story about their latest comedy and be the first to view the trailer.  For a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out Vince and Owen in the video, and submit your questions for the comedy duo using #TheInternshipHangout with Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as they debut “The Internship” trailer, hosted by Conan O’Brien2013-02-13 20:00:0010924  
European Photo184,690This is time to celebrate carnivals in Europe! We realize that carnivals take place at different times in different countries, and some are already over, but please share your images from the carnival celebrations in your country: anything from the carnival works, just post it to the event. We'll feature the most popular images at the beginning of March.European Carnivals2013-02-10 00:00:00101  
Jeff Smith62,046Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
The Hollywood Reporter419,845Starting on January 18th, please tune in to our LIVE conversations with filmmakers and actors at our #Sundance video lounge. We will be hosting a Hangout each day, feel free to participate in our Hangouts at www.thr.com/Sundance.   Here is the schedule for each day, check back for more details. Below is the current schedule.  SUNDAY 1/20 8:45am PST 'The Look of Love' with Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, and Anna Friel 1:00pm PST Director Barbara Kopple with Mariel Hemingway and Langley Hemingway discuss documentary 'Running from Crazy.' MONDAY 1/21 12:00pm PST Filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses his new film, 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks'. THR Sundance Video Diaries2013-01-18 23:30:00136  
Arnold Schwarzenegger123,580Come hangout with Arnold to discuss his new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. www.schwarzenegger.com/totalrecallHangout with Arnold2012-10-05 23:30:001497  
Gov. Gary Johnson1,044,183***VISIT THIS LINK TO WATCH GOV. GARY JOHNSON'S ONLINE COMMENTARY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:** http://www.youtube.com/user/govgaryjohnson?v=tVHGJYy4NTg Gov. Gary Johnson will host a special online event on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:00 pm PDT / 9:00 pm EDT, during which he will provide commentary on the Presidential debate. The event will be hosted via this Google+ Hangout, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/govgaryjohnson. Gov. Johnson is challenging his exclusion from the presidential debates. His plans to share online commentary during Wednesday's debate and during subsequent debates are subject to change should the Commission on Presidential Debates or the federal courts allow him to participate. To learn more about Gov. Gary Johnson, please visit www.garyjohnson2012.com.Gov. Gary Johnson to Provide Online Commentary During Presidential Debate2012-10-04 03:00:003757  
Mike Searle44,131I would like to personally invite you to the very first Kansas City HIRL from the @110816546597719152349 Space. We'll be joined in person by @107323726887023845557, and possibly by some of the creators of @101560853443212199687 for a tour of the Fiber Space, as well as doing what may be the very first Hangout on Air from the Fiber Space. We also hope to have some fun swag to give away! Following the event, we'll have a meal at @115122276339847468849, which is within walking distance of the Fiber Space. Anna's Oven is the only restaurant I've ever heard of that donates 50% (!) of their profits to charity. While there we hope to join Sarah and her KOMU team via hangout as they attend the Emmy's for their team's nomination! Date: September 22, 2012 Time: TBD (shortly following the conclusion of the tour) Place: Anna's Oven, 1809 West 39th Street Kansas City, MO 64111‎ Cost: As much or as little as you want to spend Just _what_ is a "HIRL"? HIRL is an acronym for when Google Plus users decide to meet in person. A "Hangout In Real Life". Here's a link for more info: https://plus.google.com/116758906530929229377/about The event is *FREE,* and I hope to see you all there, but even if you can't make it I hope you'll share this post with anyone you know who is in the area and/or you think would be interested in attending. Lastly, be sure to thank @101729179869907640004 and @102865933383303728942 for their *huge* help in making this happen!Kansas City - Google Fiber HIRL2012-09-22 12:00:00106  
Google Play8,495,384Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout   ABOUT THE MOVIE: Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006789  
Vic Gundotra6,960,904Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002648  

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2015-06-26 23:51:23 (231 comments, 60 reshares, 441 +1s)Open 

Why the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage is a huge victory for straight people.

Celebrations and congratulations abound online over the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. 

Most feel that it's an enormous win for gay people who want to get married, which (obviously) it is. 

But as good as most Americans feel about what this means for our gay family and friends, the truth is that its effect on people who are actually gay and who will actually get married is only one part of what happened today. 

The larger event is that in a huge test of the Constitution, the principle of equality emerged victorious. 

The Constitution is pretty fucking clear on equality. The 14th Amendment says: "No state shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Y... more »

Most reshares: 362

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2015-07-01 12:24:48 (194 comments, 362 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

New product adds two screens to your laptop!

Who wants this? 

https://www.facebook.com/slidenjoy

http://www.slidenjoy.com/campagne-kickstarter/

Most plusones: 1715

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2015-07-01 12:24:48 (194 comments, 362 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

New product adds two screens to your laptop!

Who wants this? 

https://www.facebook.com/slidenjoy

http://www.slidenjoy.com/campagne-kickstarter/

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2015-07-07 20:35:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Tech News Today: Petaluma's second most refreshing product!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/lF8Qja

Subscribe free: https://goo.gl/xw9gjr

(Pic props to Rickard Olsson) 
https://twitter.com/PSDopamine/status/617231872280690688

Tech News Today: Petaluma's second most refreshing product!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/lF8Qja

Subscribe free: https://goo.gl/xw9gjr

(Pic props to Rickard Olsson) 
https://twitter.com/PSDopamine/status/617231872280690688___

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2015-07-06 18:40:36 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Camp Google!

Camp Google!___

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2015-07-06 14:50:35 (6 comments, 13 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

The carpooling service by Google's Waze just went live. It's called RideWith. 

The carpooling service by Google's Waze just went live. It's called RideWith. ___

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2015-07-06 11:26:34 (72 comments, 11 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/l45p6d )

When Apple announced it was creating an Internet radio station called Beats 1 to go along with its Apple Music service, I was dismissive.

It didn't make sense. There are already thousands of Internet radio stations broadcasting worldwide that have been around for years. The DJs Apple poached from the BBC and elsewhere have been streaming music on the Internet for years -- and Apple's fans barely noticed.

Apple's recent music rollout came in three parts: Apple Music, which is a streaming music service; Connect, which is a kind of promotional social network for artists; and Beats 1, which is an Internet radio station.

Of these three components, the least innovative, least unique and least technology-oriented is the Beats 1 radio station.
... more »

The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/l45p6d )

When Apple announced it was creating an Internet radio station called Beats 1 to go along with its Apple Music service, I was dismissive.

It didn't make sense. There are already thousands of Internet radio stations broadcasting worldwide that have been around for years. The DJs Apple poached from the BBC and elsewhere have been streaming music on the Internet for years -- and Apple's fans barely noticed.

Apple's recent music rollout came in three parts: Apple Music, which is a streaming music service; Connect, which is a kind of promotional social network for artists; and Beats 1, which is an Internet radio station.

Of these three components, the least innovative, least unique and least technology-oriented is the Beats 1 radio station.

It's also by far the most brilliant. Here's why: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2943645/apple-ios/the-surprising-genius-of-apples-beats-1-radio.html

#AppleMusic #Beats1___

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2015-07-05 21:34:22 (41 comments, 7 reshares, 287 +1s)Open 

Cleaning out the garage.

Cleaning out the garage.___

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2015-07-03 21:18:19 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

REDDIT MODS ARE REVOLTING

Reddit mods nearly shut down Reddit in a massive protest!

Plus, Google Glass returns!!

And we'll tell you about two industry CEOs and their profanity-laden public shoutfest on Twitter. 

With +Mike Elgan, +Paul Tassi and +Timothy J. Seppala!

Learn more and subscribe free: 
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1294?autostart=true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXEyLmr300Y

REDDIT MODS ARE REVOLTING

Reddit mods nearly shut down Reddit in a massive protest!

Plus, Google Glass returns!!

And we'll tell you about two industry CEOs and their profanity-laden public shoutfest on Twitter. 

With +Mike Elgan, +Paul Tassi and +Timothy J. Seppala!

Learn more and subscribe free: 
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1294?autostart=true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXEyLmr300Y___

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2015-07-03 11:54:49 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

How do YOU "watch" TNT? : )

Mike, I don't just "watch" Tech News Today, I WATCH it...

Haha, get it?!?

#howdoyouwatchtnt___How do YOU "watch" TNT? : )

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2015-07-02 23:38:59 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

An interesting trend in wine labels.

They're starting to draw on skater and tat culture. 

An interesting trend in wine labels.

They're starting to draw on skater and tat culture. ___

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2015-07-02 21:06:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

FACEBOOK FRIENDS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Facebook wants to compete with Apple in the music business and with YouTube in the video business!

Plus, it looks like the Apple Watch isn't selling very well. 

And we'll tell you about the 50 billion dollar mega-merger that has already been approved. 

With +Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill, +Kurt Wagner and +Jennifer Booton!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1293?autostart=true

FACEBOOK FRIENDS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Facebook wants to compete with Apple in the music business and with YouTube in the video business!

Plus, it looks like the Apple Watch isn't selling very well. 

And we'll tell you about the 50 billion dollar mega-merger that has already been approved. 

With +Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill, +Kurt Wagner and +Jennifer Booton!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1293?autostart=true___

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2015-07-02 11:29:58 (33 comments, 21 reshares, 262 +1s)Open 

Forget algorithms. People rule!

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

For more than a decade now, we've been witnessing a Google-led process by which things that used to be done by people were instead done by computers, databases, applications and algorithms.

This technology-centric approach provided the immediate benefit of lowering the cost of processing content -- but at a cost. The machines never quite "got it," and they often produced results that were a little weird, incomplete, tone deaf and ultimately less-than-compelling to users.

Never mind, we were told. The algorithms are getting better all the time. They'll match and overtake human curators any day now. Just wait.

However, in the past month, it's become clear that Silicon Valley has realized that nothing beats the human touch. The tech industry has gotten... more »

Forget algorithms. People rule!

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

For more than a decade now, we've been witnessing a Google-led process by which things that used to be done by people were instead done by computers, databases, applications and algorithms.

This technology-centric approach provided the immediate benefit of lowering the cost of processing content -- but at a cost. The machines never quite "got it," and they often produced results that were a little weird, incomplete, tone deaf and ultimately less-than-compelling to users.

Never mind, we were told. The algorithms are getting better all the time. They'll match and overtake human curators any day now. Just wait.

However, in the past month, it's become clear that Silicon Valley has realized that nothing beats the human touch. The tech industry has gotten impatient and has stopped waiting for the algorithms to surpass human curation—or, more accurately, they can't afford to wait.

Here's what you need to know about the new imperative to replace algorithms with humans: 

http://www.baselinemag.com/social-media/forget-algorithms.-people-rule.html

#algorithms   #humancuration  ___

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2015-07-01 23:06:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

THE GREAT GALL OF CHINA

TNT with +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel, +Jeff Roberts and +Paul Gillingwater. 

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1292?autostart=true

THE GREAT GALL OF CHINA

TNT with +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel, +Jeff Roberts and +Paul Gillingwater. 

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1292?autostart=true___

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2015-07-01 19:29:21 (42 comments, 25 reshares, 464 +1s)Open 

Hey, I'm hosting This Week in Gooooooooooogle!

Here's TWiG: http://goo.gl/6CppGT

(Picture probably not related.)

Hey, I'm hosting This Week in Gooooooooooogle!

Here's TWiG: http://goo.gl/6CppGT

(Picture probably not related.)___

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2015-07-01 13:16:39 (11 comments, 16 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

The intro to 'Full House' re-made in Grand Theft Auto.

... for some reason. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT77sEGj7MQ

The intro to 'Full House' re-made in Grand Theft Auto.

... for some reason. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT77sEGj7MQ___

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2015-07-01 12:24:48 (194 comments, 362 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

New product adds two screens to your laptop!

Who wants this? 

https://www.facebook.com/slidenjoy

http://www.slidenjoy.com/campagne-kickstarter/

New product adds two screens to your laptop!

Who wants this? 

https://www.facebook.com/slidenjoy

http://www.slidenjoy.com/campagne-kickstarter/___

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2015-06-30 21:35:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

WHEN IN ROME, NO MORE ROAM!

With +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri, +Nathan Olivarez-Giles, +Zoya Sheftalovich and +Eric Johnson!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1291?autostart=true

WHEN IN ROME, NO MORE ROAM!

With +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri, +Nathan Olivarez-Giles, +Zoya Sheftalovich and +Eric Johnson!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1291?autostart=true___

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2015-06-29 21:44:27 (14 comments, 14 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

I Am Chris Farley: Here comes the trailer!

The Chris Farley documentary opens in theaters on July 31. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aofacg_Gy0E

I Am Chris Farley: Here comes the trailer!

The Chris Farley documentary opens in theaters on July 31. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aofacg_Gy0E___

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2015-06-29 12:30:07 (48 comments, 30 reshares, 315 +1s)Open 

Proof you can buy anything online: How about a personal flame-thrower?

Apparently this is legal: 

http://throwflame.com/products/flamethrower/

Proof you can buy anything online: How about a personal flame-thrower?

Apparently this is legal: 

http://throwflame.com/products/flamethrower/___

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2015-06-29 12:02:21 (12 comments, 30 reshares, 308 +1s)Open 

Great post on G+'s B-day!

Happy 4 Years Google+!
It's been a great ride so far-- here's to many more!

Today marks the 4 year anniversary of +Google+. I can't imagine why this hasn't been talked about much today, but for me it's a cause for real celebration. 

Today isn't just the celebration of the birth of a network, this is a celebration of the birth of countless relationships that have been more valuable than anything else. 

Without the inception of Google+ I wouldn't have had any of the incredible opportunities I have today. This has been a network where I've gotten the chance to connect with so many incredible and inspiring people. I couldn't possibly name them all. 

I will try to name a few though...

Without Google+ I would never have been introduced to the likes of +Vic Gundotra who has been an incredible source of inspiration to me these 4 years even after leaving the helm of Google+.

I would have never have had the chance to connect with awesome Googlers such as +Moritz Tolxdorff +Justine Rivero +Natalie Villalobos +Leo Deegan +Cindy Chen or +Yonatan Zunger.

I may never have been introduced to +Mike Elgan who pushes me to dig deeper, explore more and strive to be a better, more prolific writer. 

I would have never been intellectually pushed beyond my limits by the likes of +David Amerland +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge and +Gideon Rosenblatt.

I would have never found such friendships with fellow +Google enthusiasts like myself such as +Jaana Nyström +DeAno Jackson +George Cohn +Peggy K +Yifat Cohen or +Lori Friedrich.

I would never have found such great camaraderie with the likes of +Mike Allton +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Andrew Joseph +Thomas E. Hanna | BlogPhoto.tv +Bernd Rubel +Chris Wilson +Christine DeGraff +David Foster +Eli Fennell +Peter G McDermott +Gary Matthews +Jeremy Smith +Tomasz Kucharski +Sean Cowen +Keith Bloemendaal +troy mc laughlin or  +Chef Dennis Littley.

I would have never have connected with the amazing +Peg Fitzpatrick who inspires me to be better at #AllTheThings  and who then allowed me to meet +Guy Kawasaki who's work I've looked up to for a long, long time. And I most certainly wouldn't have gotten to sit and the "big kids" table with +Jay Baer +Michael Stelzner +Mari Smith +Ann Handley or the other superstars at dinner a few months back.

I wouldn't have learned how to selflessly serve, support and inspire others the way that +Denis Labelle +Yuko Nakamura and +Neila Rey do on a daily basis. 

I would have missed out on many laughs provided by +matthew rappaport.

I wouldn't have been sharpened by peers in the social media and digital space such as +kara wood +Ana Hoffman +Brian Jensen +Robert Ryan +Ray Hiltz +Danny Brown or +Rob Russo.

I would have never seen the awesome story that is +Daria Musk and the amazing community she's created. 

I would have probably never been criticized, critiqued, and pushed as hard to be better by the likes of +David Kutcher +Ammon Johns and +Vincent Messina. 

I would have never gotten to hang out with such cool people at Social Media Marketing World such as +Ryan Hanley +Joey Giangola +Kimberly Reynolds +Rebekah Radice +Mia Voss +Denise Wakeman  +martin shervington and +Jeff Sieh.

I would have missed countless interactions with amazing people such as +Carrie-Anne Foster +Nazim Beltran +Kristin Drysdale +Mark Tillison or +Mark-John Clifford.

I would have probably not had the chance to meet +Ben Fisher +Stephan Hovnanian who have both given me such inspiration and wisdom over the years. 

I would have never met +Kristoffer Howes or +Wade Harman and  would never have been given the opportunity to be the current Chief Marketing Officer of the kick-butt team we call +Weal Media.

I also would never have met +Jason T. Wiser or +Nicholas Cardot and therefore would never have been able to co-create the best social sharing plugin, +Social Warfare. 

Without all this, dustn.tv wouldn't be nearly where it's at today. WealMedia.com wouldn't have my name as a part of it. And WarfarePlugins.com wouldn't exist. These things I pour into, get fired up about and have an undying passion for would not be anything without people. 

Each of the people mentioned above are not just names but human beings whom I've been touched by in some way because of this network. There are probably plenty of people I'm forgetting to mention (and if you're one of them that just means we haven't talked in a while and we need to fix that). There's not enough time to quantify and record the number of people I've had the opportunity to meet here on Google+. 

And that's what I celebrate today. 

So join with me in wishing both +Google+ and the many relationships created because of it a very Happy Birthday!

_Image via +Giphy: http://giphy.com/gifs/l41lGacZH7sBIoCv6_

#happybirthday   #fouryears   #googleplus  ___Great post on G+'s B-day!

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2015-06-29 11:52:32 (28 comments, 8 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Is Facebook and Google face recognition a danger to privacy?

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

Both Facebook and Google have been working hard at using computers and algorithms to identify people in photos. They've gotten really good at it.

Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?

We still don't know what they'll do with that technology. To a large degree, it's up to us. But first, we have to understand what's possible.

Here are some of the incredible things Facebook and Google can do with their facial-recognition technology: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2941415/data-privacy/is-facial-recognition-a-threat-on-facebook-and-google.html

#facialrecognition  

Is Facebook and Google face recognition a danger to privacy?

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

Both Facebook and Google have been working hard at using computers and algorithms to identify people in photos. They've gotten really good at it.

Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?

We still don't know what they'll do with that technology. To a large degree, it's up to us. But first, we have to understand what's possible.

Here are some of the incredible things Facebook and Google can do with their facial-recognition technology: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2941415/data-privacy/is-facial-recognition-a-threat-on-facebook-and-google.html

#facialrecognition  ___

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2015-06-28 19:29:42 (27 comments, 23 reshares, 807 +1s)Open 

Cats on the Greek island of Samos.

Am I too late for #Caturday?

Cats on the Greek island of Samos.

Am I too late for #Caturday?___

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2015-06-28 19:01:54 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Really? $153?

Really? $153?___

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2015-06-28 18:49:21 (43 comments, 2 reshares, 238 +1s)Open 

Never forget!

Found these in the garage. 

Never forget!

Found these in the garage. ___

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2015-06-28 03:00:37 (19 comments, 17 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

If you want to know what I'm all about, listen to this: http://goo.gl/69exyh

If you want to know what I'm all about, listen to this: http://goo.gl/69exyh___

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2015-06-27 19:38:56 (46 comments, 21 reshares, 537 +1s)Open 

Hashtag #SangriaSaturday . It's a thing.

+Amira Elgan made this.

Hashtag #SangriaSaturday . It's a thing.

+Amira Elgan made this.___

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2015-06-27 01:31:40 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 366 +1s)Open 

Just pulled this bad boy out of the oven.

It's emmer and einkorn and has been fermenting for three days in the fridge.

Just pulled this bad boy out of the oven.

It's emmer and einkorn and has been fermenting for three days in the fridge.___

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2015-06-26 23:51:23 (231 comments, 60 reshares, 441 +1s)Open 

Why the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage is a huge victory for straight people.

Celebrations and congratulations abound online over the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. 

Most feel that it's an enormous win for gay people who want to get married, which (obviously) it is. 

But as good as most Americans feel about what this means for our gay family and friends, the truth is that its effect on people who are actually gay and who will actually get married is only one part of what happened today. 

The larger event is that in a huge test of the Constitution, the principle of equality emerged victorious. 

The Constitution is pretty fucking clear on equality. The 14th Amendment says: "No state shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Y... more »

Why the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage is a huge victory for straight people.

Celebrations and congratulations abound online over the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. 

Most feel that it's an enormous win for gay people who want to get married, which (obviously) it is. 

But as good as most Americans feel about what this means for our gay family and friends, the truth is that its effect on people who are actually gay and who will actually get married is only one part of what happened today. 

The larger event is that in a huge test of the Constitution, the principle of equality emerged victorious. 

The Constitution is pretty fucking clear on equality. The 14th Amendment says: "No state shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

You have on the one side the mere idea of equality enshrined into the Constitution, and on the other the dirty, real-life cesspool of human bigotry, prejudice, fear, hate, narrow interests, privilege and more. 

What happened today is that the Constitution won, once again transferring the benefits of an enlightened group of people from our past and bestowing it upon the present, a present in which special interests, greed and the callous disregard for equality rules our politics. 

Note that this isn't about equality, per se -- it's not about using the law to make everyone equal. It's about every citizen being treated equally by our government. It's about equality before the law. 

Without equality before the law, America stands for nothing.

So, congratulations to every American. This was a huge win for all of us. ___

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2015-06-26 21:57:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

THE SONY HACK IS BACK!

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Christina Warren

New details on the epic Sony hack! Plus: Facebook is still failing on diversity, Microsoft's Hololens is headed to the Space Station, and more...

+Peter Elkind +Alex Barinka +Melissa Riofrio +Alex Knapp 

More: http://twit.tv/tnt

THE SONY HACK IS BACK!

Hosted by +Mike Elgan, +Christina Warren

New details on the epic Sony hack! Plus: Facebook is still failing on diversity, Microsoft's Hololens is headed to the Space Station, and more...

+Peter Elkind +Alex Barinka +Melissa Riofrio +Alex Knapp 

More: http://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-06-25 23:35:54 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Is Reddit an 'incubator of hate'?

http://goo.gl/mGmwXZ

Is Reddit an 'incubator of hate'?

http://goo.gl/mGmwXZ___

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2015-06-25 22:32:14 (39 comments, 13 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

Women and LGBT netizens least safe on Facebook - report.

It's shocking to hear that Facebook is even worse than Twitter when it comes to threats and harassment.

Facebook also has a real-names policy, which, in my opinion, is an inherently bigoted policy. 

Google+, on the other hand, is (I believe) the safest and best place for women and LGBT people to have public conversations without fear from trolls, haters, bigots and losers. 

The reason is that you can more easily and effectively delete offending comments, and block and ban abusive users. (I have over 4.5 million followers on Google+ and exactly zero trolls.) 

The author of the piece I linked to below is +Violet Blue, who rightly hammered Google for its Google+ real-names policy back in the day.

Now that Google+ has no real-names policy -- and now that we know how horribleTw... more »

Women and LGBT netizens least safe on Facebook - report.

It's shocking to hear that Facebook is even worse than Twitter when it comes to threats and harassment.

Facebook also has a real-names policy, which, in my opinion, is an inherently bigoted policy. 

Google+, on the other hand, is (I believe) the safest and best place for women and LGBT people to have public conversations without fear from trolls, haters, bigots and losers. 

The reason is that you can more easily and effectively delete offending comments, and block and ban abusive users. (I have over 4.5 million followers on Google+ and exactly zero trolls.) 

The author of the piece I linked to below is +Violet Blue, who rightly hammered Google for its Google+ real-names policy back in the day.

Now that Google+ has no real-names policy -- and now that we know how horrible Twitter and Facebook are -- I would like to call on +Violet Blue to acknowledge that Google+ is the best place to have great public conversations without fear of trolls, threats or harassment. 

What say, you, Violet Blue? 

http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/25/women-lgbt-safety-facebook-policy/___

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2015-06-25 22:19:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

FRENCH TAXI DRIVERS RIOT OVER UBER

Join +Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill, +Mitch Stoltz, +Drew FitzGerald and +Jordan Novet! 

ICANN may unmask anonymous domain name holders, Yahoo wants to trick you into using its search engine, Google launches a GitHub competitor called Google Cloud Source Repositories, a coffee printer, and more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNO7vLTlGc0

FRENCH TAXI DRIVERS RIOT OVER UBER

Join +Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill, +Mitch Stoltz, +Drew FitzGerald and +Jordan Novet! 

ICANN may unmask anonymous domain name holders, Yahoo wants to trick you into using its search engine, Google launches a GitHub competitor called Google Cloud Source Repositories, a coffee printer, and more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNO7vLTlGc0___

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2015-06-25 21:29:04 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

How can I steer you towards subscribing to Tech News Today?

Subscribe here now: https://goo.gl/SVwcKd

(Pic props to TNT fan +Viljar Kuusk!)

How can I steer you towards subscribing to Tech News Today?

Subscribe here now: https://goo.gl/SVwcKd

(Pic props to TNT fan +Viljar Kuusk!)___

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2015-06-25 18:00:06 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 160 +1s)Open 

Padre's back!

Padre's back!___

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2015-06-25 00:28:27 (43 comments, 33 reshares, 454 +1s)Open 

Why you'll fall in love with a robot.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/3pn8zr )

The future of falling in love with robots and virtual assistants is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.

Resistance is futile. You WILL come to view consumer robots -- and also virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now -- as sentient beings worthy of your affection.

Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/innovation/why-you-will-fall-in-love-with-a-robot.html

#robots   #virtualassistants  

Why you'll fall in love with a robot.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/3pn8zr )

The future of falling in love with robots and virtual assistants is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.

Resistance is futile. You WILL come to view consumer robots -- and also virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now -- as sentient beings worthy of your affection.

Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/innovation/why-you-will-fall-in-love-with-a-robot.html

#robots   #virtualassistants  ___

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2015-06-24 22:39:38 (34 comments, 68 reshares, 330 +1s)Open 

Skateboard company creates a skateboard sidecar for toddlers.

http://bradenboards.com

Skateboard company creates a skateboard sidecar for toddlers.

http://bradenboards.com___

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2015-06-24 21:11:35 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

SAMSUNG 'MALWARE' HITS MICROSOFT

Watch now: 
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1287?autostart=true

+Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel, +Paul Thurrott, +Nicole Hong and +Caroline O'Donovan!

A hacking mogul gets nearly five years in the slammer, academics are freaking out about a huge price increase from Amazon, TinDog for Fido, Lexus hoverboard revealed, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at http://twit.tv/tnt

SAMSUNG 'MALWARE' HITS MICROSOFT

Watch now: 
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1287?autostart=true

+Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel, +Paul Thurrott, +Nicole Hong and +Caroline O'Donovan!

A hacking mogul gets nearly five years in the slammer, academics are freaking out about a huge price increase from Amazon, TinDog for Fido, Lexus hoverboard revealed, and more...

Download or subscribe to this show at http://twit.tv/tnt___

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2015-06-24 20:55:35 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Big thanks to Steve Rubel for having me on his podcast, "Content Convergence"!

Enjoy the episode!!: http://goo.gl/69exyh

Subscribe to "Content Convergence":
http://www1.play.it/audio/content-convergence-with-steve-rubel-chief-content-strategist-of-edelman/

(Pesto picture unrelated.)

Big thanks to Steve Rubel for having me on his podcast, "Content Convergence"!

Enjoy the episode!!: http://goo.gl/69exyh

Subscribe to "Content Convergence":
http://www1.play.it/audio/content-convergence-with-steve-rubel-chief-content-strategist-of-edelman/

(Pesto picture unrelated.)___

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2015-06-24 11:41:48 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Making pizza!

+Kevin Elgan lashed a GoPro to my pizza peel while I was making pizza Sunday. : ) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFaIBibEtiM

Making pizza!

+Kevin Elgan lashed a GoPro to my pizza peel while I was making pizza Sunday. : ) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFaIBibEtiM___

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2015-06-23 23:54:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

FACEBOOK DOESN'T NEED YOUR FACE

Facebook can recognize you in pictures without your face, Amazon Echo is now available to the public, how to get artificial intelligence help in the kitchen, and more.

With +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri, +Aviva Rutkin, +Spencer Jakab, +Liam Boogar and Stephen Nellis!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1286?autostart=true

FACEBOOK DOESN'T NEED YOUR FACE

Facebook can recognize you in pictures without your face, Amazon Echo is now available to the public, how to get artificial intelligence help in the kitchen, and more.

With +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri, +Aviva Rutkin, +Spencer Jakab, +Liam Boogar and Stephen Nellis!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1286?autostart=true___

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2015-06-22 22:22:19 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

New RF oven concept combines the convenience of microwave cooking with the quality of regular ovens.

The idea behind this smart oven concept from Freescale is that heat is intelligently directed at different parts of the food inside for very precise cooking. Radio waves, convective heat and "regular" heat are applied as needed at different stages in the thawing and cooking, which are all controlled by recipes or algorithms, which can be shared socially among users. 

In other words, I have no idea how this works. 

http://ftf.freescale.com/learn

New RF oven concept combines the convenience of microwave cooking with the quality of regular ovens.

The idea behind this smart oven concept from Freescale is that heat is intelligently directed at different parts of the food inside for very precise cooking. Radio waves, convective heat and "regular" heat are applied as needed at different stages in the thawing and cooking, which are all controlled by recipes or algorithms, which can be shared socially among users. 

In other words, I have no idea how this works. 

http://ftf.freescale.com/learn___

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2015-06-22 22:02:18 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

4 news apps that will change everything!

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

I'm a huge fan of newspapers. I've been subscribing to the print edition of The New York Times since I was in college.

But I'm also a fan of socially or algorithmically curated sources of news.

Four new news apps emerged this month that will change everything because they smartly combine the benefits of both:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2938272/mobile-apps/4-news-apps-that-will-change-everything.html

#news #newspapers #apps #ios #android

4 news apps that will change everything!

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

I'm a huge fan of newspapers. I've been subscribing to the print edition of The New York Times since I was in college.

But I'm also a fan of socially or algorithmically curated sources of news.

Four new news apps emerged this month that will change everything because they smartly combine the benefits of both:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2938272/mobile-apps/4-news-apps-that-will-change-everything.html

#news #newspapers #apps #ios #android___

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2015-06-22 21:28:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

TAYLOR GIVES APPLE A SWIFT KICK IN THE...

Amazon to pay authors by page read, Samsung invents the invisible truck, the EU invents a new way to meddle with Google Search results, and more.

+Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine, +John Jurgensen, +Ben Fox Rubin and +Peter Wayner. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCYzRdfrnDM

TAYLOR GIVES APPLE A SWIFT KICK IN THE...

Amazon to pay authors by page read, Samsung invents the invisible truck, the EU invents a new way to meddle with Google Search results, and more.

+Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine, +John Jurgensen, +Ben Fox Rubin and +Peter Wayner. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCYzRdfrnDM___

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2015-06-22 19:08:40 (42 comments, 14 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Good question!

Google on Apple: The end is near

On +TWiT s This week in Google +Mike Elgan talked about his really interesting post
Google on Apple: The end is near http://www.computerworld.com/article/2935492/apple-ios/google-on-apple-the-end-is-near.html talked about making a choice in the future between Google and Apple and using their own services exclusive to their own platform. As an iPhone user like Mike I use all Google services too and hope I don't have to make a choice.

My question as a +Google for Work user in the UK do I get all the same features that a regular google/gmail user gets in terms of Google Now? and What app do people find the best for using Gmail?___Good question!

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2015-06-22 13:31:55 (27 comments, 99 reshares, 386 +1s)Open 

Here's something pilots need to add to their pre-flight check-list: Check for cats!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_8mdH20qTQ

Here's something pilots need to add to their pre-flight check-list: Check for cats!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_8mdH20qTQ___

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2015-06-22 13:23:26 (53 comments, 87 reshares, 751 +1s)Open 

Spot-on take-down of why auto-playing video sucks.

See the whole comic:
http://recode.net/2015/06/19/the-autoplay-arms-race-comic/

Spot-on take-down of why auto-playing video sucks.

See the whole comic:
http://recode.net/2015/06/19/the-autoplay-arms-race-comic/___

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2015-06-22 12:31:01 (19 comments, 42 reshares, 232 +1s)Open 

Android Wear app keeps you from falling asleep while driving!

The idea of using sensors and location data in your phone to know when you're driving, and also using sensors in a smartwatch to know when you're drowsy, might be a good one.

I have no idea if this works, though. Any volunteers? : ) 

http://sleepwake.me/

Android Wear app keeps you from falling asleep while driving!

The idea of using sensors and location data in your phone to know when you're driving, and also using sensors in a smartwatch to know when you're drowsy, might be a good one.

I have no idea if this works, though. Any volunteers? : ) 

http://sleepwake.me/___

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2015-06-22 02:45:49 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

Three-hour tour 5.

Fish-eye lens view!

Three-hour tour 5.

Fish-eye lens view!___

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2015-06-22 02:44:24 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

Three-hour tour 4.

+Kevin Elgan and I sailing today. 

Three-hour tour 4.

+Kevin Elgan and I sailing today. ___

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2015-06-22 02:42:55 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Three-hour tour 3.

+Kevin Elgan and I sailing in San Francisco Bay. Perfect day for it, too. 

Three-hour tour 3.

+Kevin Elgan and I sailing in San Francisco Bay. Perfect day for it, too. ___

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2015-06-22 02:35:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Three-hour tour 2.

+Kevin Elgan dealing with the sails today on our sail through San Francisco Bay. 

Three-hour tour 2.

+Kevin Elgan dealing with the sails today on our sail through San Francisco Bay. ___

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2015-06-21 22:29:39 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 283 +1s)Open 

Three-hour tour 1.

It was a beautiful day to sail in the San Francisco Bay.

With +Kevin Elgan

Three-hour tour 1.

It was a beautiful day to sail in the San Francisco Bay.

With +Kevin Elgan___

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