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Mike Elgan has been at 15 events

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Mike Elgan4,372,473My monthly chat with my Google+ circle friends.AMA: Ask Mike Anything2014-06-28 03:00:0032  
Daria Musk3,651,695*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 Scoble6,521,651Join 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+9,877,364The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033910  
Google Developers1,998,774Google 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 23:00:005063  
The White House2,844,664In 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 22:50:0034127  
Google Play8,150,092Vince 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 Photo170,296This 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 Smith61,445Welcome 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 Reporter420,443Starting 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 23:30:00137  
Arnold Schwarzenegger121,007Come hangout with Arnold to discuss his new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. www.schwarzenegger.com/totalrecallHangout with Arnold2012-10-05 23:30:001487  
Gov. Gary Johnson1,046,474***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 03:00:003752  
Mike Searle43,925I 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 Play8,150,092Google 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 01:00:006792  
Vic Gundotra6,975,991Join 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 19:00:002651  

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Mamy Shimomatsu5,324【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.3Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-27 01:57:07334011
Mamy Shimomatsu5,324【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.1Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-27 01:55:57442001
Colin Wilson24,271This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife States #United #States #State #Abbr #Capital #Largest #cityA #Statehood2015-04-25 11:42:30478012
Mamy Shimomatsu5,257【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No2.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-24 05:02:12286012
Mamy Shimomatsu5,164【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.1.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-24 05:01:45334000
Mamy Shimomatsu4,942【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.10.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-20 03:32:483341011
Mamy Shimomatsu4,863【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.9.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-20 03:32:30283000
Achintha chamath26,885plus and add this people to your circle and add colors/colours to your Google Plus career #sharedcircleoftheday   #circle   #publiccircle  2015-04-20 02:37:1481001
Robert Connor36,771This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to growShare and be shared If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next #circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#Thai #coup #détatThe #Islamic #State #of #Iraq #Levant§Cultureicon #This #section #requires #expansion #with: #More #information #about #general #cultural #topics #other #than #Nobel #prizes #June #Main #article: #Culture #of #Asia§Nobel #prizesBengali #polymath #Rabindranath #Tagore #was #awarded #Nobel #Prize #Literature #became 2015-04-13 06:07:23447124
Ryan Johnson29,473This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#religions #of #Judaism #Christianity #Islam #and #Baháí #Faith #originated #in #West #Asia #Judaism #the #oldest #of #the #Abrahamic #faiths #is #Cyprus #Georgia #and #Asian #Russia #Eastern #Orthodoxy #is #the #predominant #religion #Various #Christian #denominations #have #adherents #in #portions #of 2015-04-10 05:21:00461103
Air Conditioner Point0Adding people, building community, Sharing things. #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday  2015-04-09 16:31:39429000
Neil Lopez4,489This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-04-07 16:34:51477203
Daniel Gibbs23,607If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#while #benefitting #poor #and #vulnerable #farmers #The #studys #recommendations #ranged #from #improving #the #use #of #climate #information #in #local #planning #and #strengthening #weatherbased #agroadvisory #services #to #stimulating #diversification #of #rural #household #incomes #and #providing #incentes #to #in #to 2015-04-07 06:31:55486255
George Clark17,675If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#Japanese #currency #reached #a #record #high #of #yenUS$ #Economic #growth #in #Asia #since #World #War #II #to #the #s #had #been #concentrated #in #Japan #as #well #as #the #four #regions #of #South #Korea #Taiwan #Hong #Kong #and2015-04-02 09:46:124109418
John Sean17,750This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google PlusIf you would like to be included in the next #CircleShare, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the #circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#mineralrich #nations #such #as #Kazakhstan #Turkmenistan #Iran #Brunei #United #Arab #Emirates #Qatar #Kuwait #Saudi #Arabia #Bahrain #and #OmanAccording #to #economic #historian #Angus #Maddison #in #his #book #The #World #Economy: #A #Millennial #Perspective #India #had #the #worlds #largest 2015-04-02 06:41:04442211
Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
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Ryan Johnson29,098This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#between #Western #and #Eastern #civilizations #on #the #Eurasian #continent #Ogura #Kazuo #and #Tenshin #Okakura #are #two #outspoken #Japanese #figures #on #the #subject§Historyain #article: #History #of #Asiahe #Mongol #Empire #ca #The #gray #area #is #the #later #Timurid #empire #map #of 2015-03-26 10:42:51411010
Bonnie Clydes29,361BNC POWER CIRCLE SHARE VOL 9Circle of Friends WorldwidePLEASE RE-SHARE THIS CIRCLE THANK YOU1. Add us to your circles:https://plus.google.com/u/1/+BonnieClydes2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.2015-03-22 00:49:39501001
Bonnie Clydes29,450BNC POWER CIRCLE SHARE VOL 9Circle of Friends WorldwidePLEASE RE-SHARE THIS CIRCLE THANK YOU1. Add us to your circles:https://plus.google.com/u/1/+BonnieClydes2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.2015-03-22 00:49:09501011
Juhi Verma1,175May be of interest...#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2015-03-20 10:50:53492000
Ryan Johnson28,014This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #Empire #is #much #less #certain§Classical #antiquityLatin #Asia #and #Greek #sa #appear #to #be #the #same #word #Roman #authors #translated #sa #as #Asia #The #Romans #named #a #province #Asia #Roman #province #which #roughly #corresponds #with #modernday #centralwestern2015-03-19 12:04:18494333
Allan watson23,502If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #to #the #south #Asian #cultures #had #no #say #in #this #system #of #deing #the #imaginary #boundaries #separating #them #from #Europecitation #needed§Asia–Oceania #boundaryThe #geographers #have #rejected #the #threecontinent #system #Europe #Africa #Asia #on #the #grounds #that #there #is #no 2015-03-18 09:52:27407467
Kenneth Nicholson21,985This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#circlesharing #publiccircle #border #between #Asia #and #the #loosely #defined #region #of #Oceania #is #usually #contention #about #what #it #means #Asia #is #larger #and #more #culturally #diverse #than #Europe #It #does #not #exactly #correspond #to #the 2015-03-18 07:21:08428224
Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:46:12478000
Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:28:39478000
Wise Words1,0272015-03-14 18:38:04215104
Neil Lopez4,157This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-03-10 16:59:41479564
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:23:25329027
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:23:05329006
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Wise Words791Shared circle2015-03-08 11:07:004112011
Ole Olson51,746This is my circle 2 of Google+ progressives2015-03-07 18:26:49266001
Wise Words730Awesome people!2015-03-05 01:53:41213023
Robert Best2,685Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let's please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455111
Wise Words7102015-03-02 13:02:42206115
Noah Wesley20,488Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-25 08:21:55498331651
Ercan Çakir7,073Elite Team AG Friends Circle 401Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*****************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*******************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-02-24 07:53:584018917
John Sean13,451This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-02-20 10:01:55438191841
Juhi Verma48"Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london"2015-02-20 09:52:56494737
Juhi Verma48Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london2015-02-20 09:51:20493647
Juhi Verma48"Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london"2015-02-20 09:45:48493845

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2015-04-09 22:16:06 (164 comments, 29 reshares, 292 +1s)Open 

Apple took 24,000 pictures of a flower to create one of its Apple Watch faces.

Also: In order to create the jellyfish "Motion" watch face, Apple built a tank inside its design studio and used a Phantom slo-mo camera, shooting at 4K resolution at 300 frames per second. 

Sheesh! https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=25m11s

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/apple-watch-design/

Most reshares: 177

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2015-04-25 01:27:07 (139 comments, 177 reshares, 882 +1s)Open 

Steve Denning reveals how clueless he is about Google+... again!

Pro tip: If you want serious traffic to your column, say Google+ is dead. Your page will be hammered by hoards of passionate Google+ fans who come to disagree with you. 

It's a lesson Steve Denning learned for his first "Google+ is dead" column, so now he's back for another helping of Google+ traffic in his latest missive, called "Has Google+ really died?" 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/23/has-google-really-died/

(I'm not criticizing Denning -- yet! -- I myself drive huge traffic from Google+ to my own columns. That's because Google+ is very much alive.) 

Anyway, Denning launches into a defense of his first column, but succeeds mainly in demonstrating a profound ignorance about Google+. 

I'm here to help. more »

Most plusones: 882

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2015-04-25 01:27:07 (139 comments, 177 reshares, 882 +1s)Open 

Steve Denning reveals how clueless he is about Google+... again!

Pro tip: If you want serious traffic to your column, say Google+ is dead. Your page will be hammered by hoards of passionate Google+ fans who come to disagree with you. 

It's a lesson Steve Denning learned for his first "Google+ is dead" column, so now he's back for another helping of Google+ traffic in his latest missive, called "Has Google+ really died?" 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/23/has-google-really-died/

(I'm not criticizing Denning -- yet! -- I myself drive huge traffic from Google+ to my own columns. That's because Google+ is very much alive.) 

Anyway, Denning launches into a defense of his first column, but succeeds mainly in demonstrating a profound ignorance about Google+. 

I'm here to help. more »

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2015-04-27 04:09:46 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Future fish tacos!

Marinated in olive oil, lime juice and garlic and covered in ground chile ancho and sautéed with red onions. 

Future fish tacos!

Marinated in olive oil, lime juice and garlic and covered in ground chile ancho and sautéed with red onions. ___

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2015-04-26 22:05:42 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

One of my posts was the #3 item on Google+ this week! Take THAT, +Marques Brownlee!

Check it out: http://g-top.eu/1000000/weight/1

In other news, +Google+ Top is a great site: http://g-top.eu/

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One of my posts was the #3 item on Google+ this week! Take THAT, +Marques Brownlee!

Check it out: http://g-top.eu/1000000/weight/1

In other news, +Google+ Top is a great site: http://g-top.eu/

(Picture not even vaguely related)___

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2015-04-26 21:26:51 (103 comments, 170 reshares, 646 +1s)Open 

Why 's +Lisa Eadicicco's column on Google+ failed.

The latest "Google+ is dead" article comes from an acquaintance of mine named +Lisa Eadicicco (she's been on my show a few times, and also on +TWiT): 

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-happened-to-google-plus-2015-4

The piece exists to explain why Google+ failed. In the article, Lisa makes 3 errors fatal to her argument, which add up to a grossly misleading article. 

Here are those errors: 

1. Lisa accepts without question the false idea that spinning photos out of Google+ means Google+ is failing. 

When Google properties like Google Play and YouTube were integrated into Google+, the tech press didn't give those events as evidence that Google+ was winning. 

Spinning out photos is a good thing, and doesn't affectGoogle... more »

Why 's +Lisa Eadicicco's column on Google+ failed.

The latest "Google+ is dead" article comes from an acquaintance of mine named +Lisa Eadicicco (she's been on my show a few times, and also on +TWiT): 

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-happened-to-google-plus-2015-4

The piece exists to explain why Google+ failed. In the article, Lisa makes 3 errors fatal to her argument, which add up to a grossly misleading article. 

Here are those errors: 

1. Lisa accepts without question the false idea that spinning photos out of Google+ means Google+ is failing. 

When Google properties like Google Play and YouTube were integrated into Google+, the tech press didn't give those events as evidence that Google+ was winning. 

Spinning out photos is a good thing, and doesn't affect Google+ at all. 

2. Lisa says something that's untrue: "Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn did."

In fact, Google+ is far bigger and has far more engagement than Twitter or Linkedin. 

The reason everyone believes the opposite is because of the sheer number of articles like this one -- regurgitating and repeating falsehoods without questioning the obvious flaws in reasoning that anyone can see. 

Let's talk about the Twitter comparison. 

Google+ engagement looks at one minor number: public posts. Private posts (the default mode) are NOT counted. Comments, which are replies, are NOT counted. 

Twitter engagement numbers count public posts, too (unlike on G+, the vast majority of Twitter posts are public). And replies to tweets -- the equivalent of a comment on Google+ -- are counted, too. 

A post with 20 replies on Google+ is counted as one post. 

A post with 20 replies on Twitter is counted as 21 posts. 

Twitter gets more than 20 times more "credit" in this example for engagement than Google+ does for the EXACT same conversation. 

That's why Twitter numbers are similar to Google+ numbers when in Face Google+ engagement is probably many times higher than Twitter. 


3. She equates employee grumbling with admission of failure.

Yes, I believe Google+ failed in the sense that it didn't make a dent in Facebook, which has got to have been a major goal. But Google+ did succeed in becoming the number-two social network in history in terms of engagement -- far more successful than the media's darling, Twitter. 


It's great that Lisa got sources on record giving us a tiny peek at what people might be saying inside Google. But the column goes off the rails by failing to question obviously false information that form the foundation of the article. 

(Pic props: http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/active-users )___

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2015-04-26 19:24:21 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Petaluma sheep milk!

This is a top shelf product, I tell you. (From +Haverton Hill: http://www.havertonhill.com/ )

#Baaaaaaa  

Petaluma sheep milk!

This is a top shelf product, I tell you. (From +Haverton Hill: http://www.havertonhill.com/ )

#Baaaaaaa  ___

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2015-04-26 03:05:44 (20 comments, 23 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

You saw this Google Maps hack, right? Here's how they did it!

https://youtu.be/G_11oNjG1Us?t=28m49s

You saw this Google Maps hack, right? Here's how they did it!

https://youtu.be/G_11oNjG1Us?t=28m49s___

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2015-04-26 02:16:30 (27 comments, 28 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

iFixit tore apart an Apple Watch. Here's what they discovered. 

The gadget repair tool and parts company iFixit did another one of their famous tear-downs. This time, they flew to Australia where it's the future to tear apart a brand-new Apple Watch. 

+Christina Warren and I interviewed one of iFixit Teardown Engineers, Jeoff Wacker, to find out more: 

https://youtu.be/G_11oNjG1Us?t=14m49s

#AppleWatch #iFixit

iFixit tore apart an Apple Watch. Here's what they discovered. 

The gadget repair tool and parts company iFixit did another one of their famous tear-downs. This time, they flew to Australia where it's the future to tear apart a brand-new Apple Watch. 

+Christina Warren and I interviewed one of iFixit Teardown Engineers, Jeoff Wacker, to find out more: 

https://youtu.be/G_11oNjG1Us?t=14m49s

#AppleWatch #iFixit___

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2015-04-26 02:11:59 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Comcast killed its deal with Time-Warner Cable. What are they going to do next?

Comcast this week announced that they're ending their $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, after getting stiff resistance from both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The combined companies would have controlled 57 percent of the nation’s broadband market and just under 30 percent of pay television service in an industry that's conspicuous for a lack of competition in most markets. 

But they're still out there. Any predictions about what they're going to do now? 

https://youtu.be/G_11oNjG1Us?t=2m32s

#comcast

Comcast killed its deal with Time-Warner Cable. What are they going to do next?

Comcast this week announced that they're ending their $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, after getting stiff resistance from both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The combined companies would have controlled 57 percent of the nation’s broadband market and just under 30 percent of pay television service in an industry that's conspicuous for a lack of competition in most markets. 

But they're still out there. Any predictions about what they're going to do now? 

https://youtu.be/G_11oNjG1Us?t=2m32s

#comcast___

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2015-04-26 00:07:46 (62 comments, 25 reshares, 550 +1s)Open 

My wife has amazing hair.

My wife has amazing hair.___

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2015-04-25 23:26:51 (132 comments, 77 reshares, 499 +1s)Open 

And so it begins.

I think I'm getting over my Apple addiction. The clasp opened when I was taking my hand out of my pants pocket. Apple wants $229 to fix a $350 watch. What a screw. ___And so it begins.

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2015-04-25 21:54:16 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Why Twitter is risky business.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/bI0XQe )

Twitter unveiled multiple new features this week aimed at curbing trolling, threats and harassment.

As other social networks have improved anti-troll features, Twitter has remained a laggard, so the trolls have made Twitter their social network of choice. You'll notice that in the past couple of years, nearly all the worst stories about online harassment have really been about Twitter, not about social networks generally.

Famous people such as Ashley Judd, Lena Dunham and Iggy Azalea have been relentlessly hounded by vicious trolls. Many have left Twitter altogether–some temporarily; others permanently.

Gamergate targets, including Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and Breanna Wu, are bombarded constantly and heavily with the most horrific, personal and threatening attacks youc... more »

Why Twitter is risky business.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/bI0XQe )

Twitter unveiled multiple new features this week aimed at curbing trolling, threats and harassment.

As other social networks have improved anti-troll features, Twitter has remained a laggard, so the trolls have made Twitter their social network of choice. You'll notice that in the past couple of years, nearly all the worst stories about online harassment have really been about Twitter, not about social networks generally.

Famous people such as Ashley Judd, Lena Dunham and Iggy Azalea have been relentlessly hounded by vicious trolls. Many have left Twitter altogether–some temporarily; others permanently.

Gamergate targets, including Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and Breanna Wu, are bombarded constantly and heavily with the most horrific, personal and threatening attacks you could image.

For business professionals, a more likely problem with Twitter is potential harm to reputation. The two can be related.

And what they have in common are trolls and haters and the inadequacy of the tools on Twitter to deal with them.

Here's why I don't recommend Twitter for anyone concerned about reputation management:

http://www.cioinsight.com/it-strategy/messaging-collaboration/why-twitter-is-still-risky-business.html

#Twitter   #trolls   #trolling   #reputationmanagement  ___

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2015-04-25 17:33:34 (38 comments, 16 reshares, 314 +1s)Open 

Bison tacos!

With home-made tortillas!

Bison tacos!

With home-made tortillas!___

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2015-04-25 01:27:07 (139 comments, 177 reshares, 882 +1s)Open 

Steve Denning reveals how clueless he is about Google+... again!

Pro tip: If you want serious traffic to your column, say Google+ is dead. Your page will be hammered by hoards of passionate Google+ fans who come to disagree with you. 

It's a lesson Steve Denning learned for his first "Google+ is dead" column, so now he's back for another helping of Google+ traffic in his latest missive, called "Has Google+ really died?" 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/23/has-google-really-died/

(I'm not criticizing Denning -- yet! -- I myself drive huge traffic from Google+ to my own columns. That's because Google+ is very much alive.) 

Anyway, Denning launches into a defense of his first column, but succeeds mainly in demonstrating a profound ignorance about Google+. 

I'm here to help. more »

Steve Denning reveals how clueless he is about Google+... again!

Pro tip: If you want serious traffic to your column, say Google+ is dead. Your page will be hammered by hoards of passionate Google+ fans who come to disagree with you. 

It's a lesson Steve Denning learned for his first "Google+ is dead" column, so now he's back for another helping of Google+ traffic in his latest missive, called "Has Google+ really died?" 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/23/has-google-really-died/

(I'm not criticizing Denning -- yet! -- I myself drive huge traffic from Google+ to my own columns. That's because Google+ is very much alive.) 

Anyway, Denning launches into a defense of his first column, but succeeds mainly in demonstrating a profound ignorance about Google+. 

I'm here to help. 

Here's what Steve Denning got wrong: 

1. Assuming public posts = active use.

Denning is relying on a spectacularly useless metric for defining active use, which is public posting (by relying on the Stone Temple Consulting report).

It doesn't take into account the default kind of post, which is non-public. A huge number of users have stage fright about posting publicly, and a probably even huger number don't know their posts addressed to circles aren't public. (If you want to criticize Google+, here's one criticism you can levy -- the whole Public vs. Circles posting issue is confusing to new users.) 

It doesn't take into account people who mainly or exclusively engage through comments. Because Google+ organizes posts differently than, say, Twitter, comments are not viewed as "posts," even though people are fully engaged in social interaction through comments. If I comment on something posted on Twitter, my comment is counted as a full-blown "post" or Tweet. If I post the same comment to the same post on Google+, my comment is not counted as anything by Stone Temple. 

Let me say that in another way. A Google+ post with 20 comments is counted as one post. A Twitter post with 20 comments is counted as 21 posts. Remember that when you see comparisons between Google+ and Twitter active usage. 

It doesn't take into account people who mainly "consume" content without commenting much, even though they feel they're active users of Google+. 


2. Trying to have it both ways on the accidental "users."

Denning again goes astray by relying on Stone Temple's skewed messaging on their report. Yes, when you get a Google password for some other Google property, that counts as a Google+ account. So most of the 2.2 billion Google users aren't really Google+ users in actual fact. They then go on to use "randomly selected" profiles knowing full well that most of these are non users. 

You can't have it both ways. Either they're users to be counted as users, in which case Google+ is vastly bigger than Facebook -- or they're non users, and not to be counted in numbers about how active the average "user" is. 


3. Failing to appreciate the nature of the Google+ "cult."

Denning points out that many comments on his first column "seemed to resemble that of people defending a struggling religious cult, rather than the users of a mere software tool."

The gratuitous word "struggling" is passive-aggressive spin to support his narrative. But the point is well taken. Google+ people sound like a cult. Just like Apple fans. Or Android fans. Or Reddit users. 

Unlike Twitter or Facebook, Google has created an army of truly passionate users. 

In fact Apple is a perfect comparison. Apple has less than 7% of the global PC market. Does anyone say Apple's PC business is "dead"? No, because they have the highest-quality PCs and laptops and the highest-quality customers (in terms of income and education levels) -- exactly like Google+. 

Nobody likes to hear me say this, but Google+ is the Apple of social networks. (Actually, I think Guy Kawasaki was first to say something like this.) 

It's not a place like Facebook for grandma to post cat photos. And it's not a place like Twitter for people to speak in hashtag code and URLs. It's the only place where you can pursue your passions will brilliant, like-minded people who are truly interested in the same things you are. 

Yes: Google+ is a "cult." Only the highest quality tech products produce "cults." 


4. Equating tech press echo chamber bias with the "emerging consensus."

Denning trots out a smattering of Google+ hater headlines to provide "evidence" for the "emerging consensus" about Google+. (And check the numbers: Those articles got HUGE traffic from the Google+ "cult," too.)

As I've said many times, the press hates Google+ precisely BECAUSE it's not a ghost town. Any post on Google+ by a prominent writer will be greeted by long, well thought-out criticisms, challenging the writer's assumptions and calling the writer out for mistakes. Google+ isn't easy and breezy for public writers like Twitter and even Facebook are. 

This is the last thing a journalist wants after writing and editing all day. 

What the tech press wants is Twitter, where they can dash off quick and clever lines off the top of their heads (like this one: https://twitter.com/MikeElgan/status/591584837347061762 ) that will be neither challenged nor heavily discussed. 

That's why the tech press feels so threatened by Google+. There's too much going on: too much argument, too much to read. And so they've been out to kill it from the beginning. 


5. Equating dismantling with abandonment.

Denning quotes more Twitter-loving echo chamber journalists who assume Google spinning off things like Hangouts or Photos would be evidence for neglect and decline. (These are the same kind of journalists who said that Google moving Glass into its own product group meant that they're killing it.) It's all just wishful thinking by Plus haters in the press.

Fact is, the unnatural integration of everything years ago was just a strategy Google was trying. It didn't have the desired effect, honked off a bunch of people who didn't want things to be integrated, so now they've changed the strategy. 

The experience of using Google+, and the benefits, haven't changed one bit. (In fact, It would be improved by further de-coupling, specifically if YouTube and their trolls were surgically removed.)


6. Pretending to have tried Google+.

Denning says his "own efforts to love Google+ were unsuccessful." Looking at his profile, I see that he's posted publicly twice ever, hasn't even filled out his profile or even uploaded a profile banner pic. Running a search, I see that he doesn't engage with comments or communities. 

Steve Denning is a non-user. He has NOT made an effort to love Google+. I imagine if he had only posted two tweets on Twitter, he wouldn't understand that social network either. 

And this item is related to....


7. Completely failing to understand Google+ fan opposition to yet another non-user saying Google+ is dead.

Denning is making the mistake of publically making the same mistake many people have before. As I've pointed out many times, you cannot understand the power and the glory of Google+ unless you really use it. 

Denning is just another Arthur Spooner: 

https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/9LE3GM6sLBF

Denning and other Arthur Spooners are confused about why Google+ fans have an issue with this phenomenon. And so I'm going to make it so clear that nobody who reads this can retain their confusion. Here goes. 

1. Google+ is the best social anything ever. 

2. This can be only understood if you're truly active on G+ for weeks or months. 

3. Influential writers who have not taken the time to understand have slammed Google+ from a place of ignorance. 

4. Because this has been repeated so many times, many, many people think Google+ is "bad" in some way. 

5. Bottom line: Ignorant people are the biggest threat to Google+, and are hurting the reputation of best social anything ever. 

Is that clear enough? 


8. Failing to appreciate the importance of Google+ for Google itself.

Google isn't going to kill Google+ because the site provides huge benefits for the company. 

First, Google+ is a necessary social component for Google's wearable computing platforms -- you know, the future of computing? 

Google Glass and Android Wear and future initiatives rely heavily on Google+ for understanding user social graphs, displaying birthdays, sharing photos and videos and much more. 

Google+ is a great platform for Google employees, engineers and executives to brainstorm, announce things, and learn about their most passionate fans and users. (Where else would they do this, Facebook?)

Google+ is still useful for cultivating the most passionate fans of Google itself, as well as Android. Google+ puts the "cult" in cultivating. Google would be insane to cut their most loyal, passionate and enthusiastic users off at the knees. 

In a nutshell, Steve Denning is just plain wrong about Google+. 

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2015-04-24 21:36:45 (33 comments, 25 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Oklahoma now has more earthquakes than California (due to fracking).

This, according to a new report by the United States Geological Survey. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/us-maps-areas-of-increased-earthquakes-from-human-activity.html

#fracking  

Oklahoma now has more earthquakes than California (due to fracking).

This, according to a new report by the United States Geological Survey. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/us-maps-areas-of-increased-earthquakes-from-human-activity.html

#fracking  ___

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2015-04-24 13:49:17 (124 comments, 65 reshares, 437 +1s)Open 

KITT, from Knight Rider, just shipped for the Apple Watch!

Remember KITT, the dashboard-based artificial intelligence self-driving car computer from the 1982 TV series, Knight Rider? Well now he's available on the Apple Watch. Car not included. 

http://watchkitt.nl/KITT/

KITT, from Knight Rider, just shipped for the Apple Watch!

Remember KITT, the dashboard-based artificial intelligence self-driving car computer from the 1982 TV series, Knight Rider? Well now he's available on the Apple Watch. Car not included. 

http://watchkitt.nl/KITT/___

2015-04-24 12:35:28 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

BREAKING: Comcast calls off Time Warner Cable deal!

http://goo.gl/vEaiPV

BREAKING: Comcast calls off Time Warner Cable deal!

http://goo.gl/vEaiPV___

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2015-04-22 02:17:03 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Mmmmmmmm. Pie!

+Amira Elgan just baked this apple pie!! 

Mmmmmmmm. Pie!

+Amira Elgan just baked this apple pie!! ___

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2015-04-21 23:03:49 (31 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Which book first?

Which book first?___

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2015-04-21 22:49:21 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Found this ex-bug in my jar of white tea.

Gross, but some evidence that my Chinese organic tea really is organic. 

Found this ex-bug in my jar of white tea.

Gross, but some evidence that my Chinese organic tea really is organic. ___

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2015-04-21 22:28:10 (33 comments, 32 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

John Deere says they own all their tractors, not the farmers who pay for them.

Why? Because they have code in them. Now, the CEO of iFixit is doing something about. 

In our interview, you'll find out why this is a huge problem not only for tractors, but an increasing range of products: 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=19m44s

#JohnDeere  

John Deere says they own all their tractors, not the farmers who pay for them.

Why? Because they have code in them. Now, the CEO of iFixit is doing something about. 

In our interview, you'll find out why this is a huge problem not only for tractors, but an increasing range of products: 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=19m44s

#JohnDeere  ___

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2015-04-21 22:23:03 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

How did Jawbone screw up their Up3 launch so badly?

Our guest +Reed Albergotti, now with The Information, found out: 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=13m19s

#Jawbone

How did Jawbone screw up their Up3 launch so badly?

Our guest +Reed Albergotti, now with The Information, found out: 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=13m19s

#Jawbone___

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2015-04-21 22:12:13 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Was I too hard on Twitter in this segment?

Twitter announced a crackdown on abuse. The company today banned even indirect threats of violence and said they'll both algorithmically filter out abusive messages and temporarily suspend accounts that violate the rules.

But I think it's yet another example of how Twitter doesn't take harassment seriously. What do you think? 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=2m59s

#Twitter   #trolls   #harassment  

Was I too hard on Twitter in this segment?

Twitter announced a crackdown on abuse. The company today banned even indirect threats of violence and said they'll both algorithmically filter out abusive messages and temporarily suspend accounts that violate the rules.

But I think it's yet another example of how Twitter doesn't take harassment seriously. What do you think? 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=2m59s

#Twitter   #trolls   #harassment  ___

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2015-04-21 14:15:57 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

New site sells t-shirts for people who work at startups.

It's called Startup Drugz: http://startupdrugz.com/

New site sells t-shirts for people who work at startups.

It's called Startup Drugz: http://startupdrugz.com/___

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2015-04-20 22:25:12 (44 comments, 65 reshares, 337 +1s)Open 

Is your web site ready for Google's Mobilegeddon?

Google is changing its search algorithm tomorrow to favor mobile friendly sites. The change is being called Mobilegeddon because sites that are not sufficiently optimized for viewing on a smartphone will be knocked down the rankings in Google search results. The research firm Portent said that 10,000 websites out of the top 25,000 sites failed Google's mobile-ready test, including the Department of Homeland Security. 

Is YOUR site ready?

https://youtu.be/5F0JAHKNSqE?t=14m54s

#mobilegeddon

Is your web site ready for Google's Mobilegeddon?

Google is changing its search algorithm tomorrow to favor mobile friendly sites. The change is being called Mobilegeddon because sites that are not sufficiently optimized for viewing on a smartphone will be knocked down the rankings in Google search results. The research firm Portent said that 10,000 websites out of the top 25,000 sites failed Google's mobile-ready test, including the Department of Homeland Security. 

Is YOUR site ready?

https://youtu.be/5F0JAHKNSqE?t=14m54s

#mobilegeddon___

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2015-04-20 22:17:03 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Here comes the new trailer for Jurassic World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=145&v=Ks7CF7T7GQo

Here comes the new trailer for Jurassic World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=145&v=Ks7CF7T7GQo___

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2015-04-20 22:13:57 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Android Wear gets an awesome update!

Google's wearable platform now supports WiFi, new gestures and more. Check this out: 

https://youtu.be/5F0JAHKNSqE?t=3m49s

#AndroidWear  

Android Wear gets an awesome update!

Google's wearable platform now supports WiFi, new gestures and more. Check this out: 

https://youtu.be/5F0JAHKNSqE?t=3m49s

#AndroidWear  ___

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2015-04-20 22:04:30 (59 comments, 30 reshares, 412 +1s)Open 

Should Google have bought Tesla 2 years ago?

An excerpt from Ashlee Vance's upcoming book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" says Elon Musk got close to selling Tesla to Google in 2013 when Tesla was on the brink of bankruptcy. 

Should Tesla have sold it? Should Google have bought it? 

https://youtu.be/5F0JAHKNSqE?t=1m35s

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062301239/elon-musk

#tesla  

Should Google have bought Tesla 2 years ago?

An excerpt from Ashlee Vance's upcoming book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" says Elon Musk got close to selling Tesla to Google in 2013 when Tesla was on the brink of bankruptcy. 

Should Tesla have sold it? Should Google have bought it? 

https://youtu.be/5F0JAHKNSqE?t=1m35s

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062301239/elon-musk

#tesla  ___

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2015-04-20 21:58:56 (18 comments, 43 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

Finally: An online radio station that plays only retro video game music!

Listen: http://rw.rainwave.cc/

Finally: An online radio station that plays only retro video game music!

Listen: http://rw.rainwave.cc/___

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2015-04-20 12:59:20 (24 comments, 4 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Apple publishes YouTube video about how eco-friendly they are.

Are you buying this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5WYvFOMtAA

Apple publishes YouTube video about how eco-friendly they are.

Are you buying this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5WYvFOMtAA___

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2015-04-20 12:39:40 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

TNT fan Barry Campbell watching Tech News Today in a North Korean bowling alley!

Join the club. Subscribe now: http://twit.tv/tnt

#TechNewsToday   #HowIWatchTNT  

TNT fan Barry Campbell watching Tech News Today in a North Korean bowling alley!

Join the club. Subscribe now: http://twit.tv/tnt

#TechNewsToday   #HowIWatchTNT  ___

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2015-04-20 11:54:12 (117 comments, 33 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

Inside Apple's future iPhone camera.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/6cTQQm )

Because camera superiority is often a major reason why people buy a company's highest-end phones, the industry is in a quandary: How can they dramatically improve what are already great phones, even as smartphones are getting thinner and thinner?

Apple this week revealed its direction: multi-aperture computational imaging. That's photography mumbo jumbo that means using more than one camera combined with software that creates a picture from the resulting data.

Check out how amazing smartphone photography is about to become: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2910463/inside-apples-future-iphone-camera.html

#Apple #iPhone #LinX  

Inside Apple's future iPhone camera.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/6cTQQm )

Because camera superiority is often a major reason why people buy a company's highest-end phones, the industry is in a quandary: How can they dramatically improve what are already great phones, even as smartphones are getting thinner and thinner?

Apple this week revealed its direction: multi-aperture computational imaging. That's photography mumbo jumbo that means using more than one camera combined with software that creates a picture from the resulting data.

Check out how amazing smartphone photography is about to become: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2910463/inside-apples-future-iphone-camera.html

#Apple #iPhone #LinX  ___

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2015-04-19 23:49:51 (62 comments, 81 reshares, 496 +1s)Open 

The Screen Savers show is back!

If you're a fan of the ultra popular show The Screen Savers (which ended a decade go) you're in luck! Leo is bringing it back!! (And THIS time, I get to be on it!) 

The New Screen Savers starts May 2. 

Check it out: 

http://inside.twit.tv/blog/2015/4/19/the-new-screen-savers-to-launch-may-2nd.html

http://deadline.com/2015/04/leo-laporte-the-new-screensavers-launched-1201412682/

#TheNewScreenSavers  

The Screen Savers show is back!

If you're a fan of the ultra popular show The Screen Savers (which ended a decade go) you're in luck! Leo is bringing it back!! (And THIS time, I get to be on it!) 

The New Screen Savers starts May 2. 

Check it out: 

http://inside.twit.tv/blog/2015/4/19/the-new-screen-savers-to-launch-may-2nd.html

http://deadline.com/2015/04/leo-laporte-the-new-screensavers-launched-1201412682/

#TheNewScreenSavers  ___

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2015-04-19 21:52:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Here comes TWiT's LIVE 10th Anniversary Special: http://live.twit.tv

*

Here comes TWiT's LIVE 10th Anniversary Special: http://live.twit.tv

*___

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2015-04-18 21:35:12 (112 comments, 40 reshares, 657 +1s)Open 

And another thing about that "Google+ is dead" guy...

I mentioned the ironic hilarity of another non-user of Google+ stepping into the trap of proclaiming Google+ "dead," which tends to result in getting overwhelmed with disagreement from said "dead" community. 

Specifically, Steve Denning, writing on Forbes, trots out a list of 5 reasons why Google+ died (http://goo.gl/gKhLOc ).

His first reason is "Misstep #1: Spamming Grandma for cash."

Although he doesn't attribute his subtitle to me, he's quoting me from an article I wrote in April of 2011 slamming Google for getting social networking wrong again: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2507173/web-apps/larry-page-s-first-blunder.html

He does attribute another quote from that article as being written by&q... more »

And another thing about that "Google+ is dead" guy...

I mentioned the ironic hilarity of another non-user of Google+ stepping into the trap of proclaiming Google+ "dead," which tends to result in getting overwhelmed with disagreement from said "dead" community. 

Specifically, Steve Denning, writing on Forbes, trots out a list of 5 reasons why Google+ died (http://goo.gl/gKhLOc ).

His first reason is "Misstep #1: Spamming Grandma for cash."

Although he doesn't attribute his subtitle to me, he's quoting me from an article I wrote in April of 2011 slamming Google for getting social networking wrong again: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2507173/web-apps/larry-page-s-first-blunder.html

He does attribute another quote from that article as being written by "ComputerWorld." 

This article appeared a few months before any of us even knew Google+ was coming, yet he references it as an example of why Google+ failed. He'll no doubt respond by saying the internal incentive for Google+ employees continued into the Google+ era. 

Yes, the incentive program was dumb, but inconsequential. I doubt it had any effect, positive or negative, on Google's place in the social networking world. 

In any case, I find it disingenuous for him to quote without proper attribution about Google+'s "failure" a guy who believes that it's succeeding.

Regardless of the hate campaign by the non-users and the echo-chamber tech journalists, Google+ has succeeded in the sense that Google created the greatest social anything ever, and it's still better than Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. 

No, it's not as heavily used as Facebook. It also doesn't suck like Facebook.

What's YOUR definition of success? 

Anyway, feel free to leave a comment for Steve Denning here: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/

#Google+

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2015-04-18 19:48:33 (68 comments, 35 reshares, 444 +1s)Open 

Author makes the mistake of proclaiming Google+ 'dead'; gets hammered by legions of passionate Google+ users!

(Join the fun and comment here: http://goo.gl/gKhLOc )

Steve Denning make the mistake of publicly proclaiming Google+ dead in an article on Forbes. As with all such proclaimers, he's a non-user. (No frequent user of Google+ could ever make such a claim.) 

If you'd like to join the fun, and tell him if you think Google+ is alive or dead, go here and click on the black "Comment On This Story" bar: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/

#Google+

Author makes the mistake of proclaiming Google+ 'dead'; gets hammered by legions of passionate Google+ users!

(Join the fun and comment here: http://goo.gl/gKhLOc )

Steve Denning make the mistake of publicly proclaiming Google+ dead in an article on Forbes. As with all such proclaimers, he's a non-user. (No frequent user of Google+ could ever make such a claim.) 

If you'd like to join the fun, and tell him if you think Google+ is alive or dead, go here and click on the black "Comment On This Story" bar: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/17/five-reasons-why-google-died/

#Google+___

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2015-04-17 20:15:52 (43 comments, 71 reshares, 435 +1s)Open 

You can't relax on the Game of Thrones toilet (because some usurper is always trying to take it from you)!

(Pic props to +liz ohanesian: http://goo.gl/QeTkpF )

You can't relax on the Game of Thrones toilet (because some usurper is always trying to take it from you)!

(Pic props to +liz ohanesian: http://goo.gl/QeTkpF )___

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2015-04-16 22:08:14 (118 comments, 30 reshares, 476 +1s)Open 

Oh, yeah!! Sopa de res!!

+Amira Elgan is making this right now!! :)

Oh, yeah!! Sopa de res!!

+Amira Elgan is making this right now!! :)___

2015-04-16 13:37:27 (50 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Do you agree or disagree?

There's a parallel discussion going on in our Tech News Today community.

Why I think the EU is right to go after Google

I readily admit that I am typically a Google/Android fanboy (proof at the end), but I think the antitrust case against Google in the EU will result in nothing but good. Google is a huge company, and getting bigger every day. I think no matter how much they try to "not be evil", a company that big poses a threat to competition and risks creating a homogeneous ecosystem for customers. If you love Google and everything they do, that might seem fine, but everyone is not like that. This is why regulatory bodies exist: to check companies who are getting too big and correct dangerous behavior. I don't know if there is behavior to correct yet, but the whole point of the case to find that out. It will put Google in the spotlight to either confirm or correct their business practices to the advantage of competition and consumers. Nothing but good can come from this.

Evidence that I'm not a Google-hater: I use Google+ as my primary social network; my phone and my tablet are Nexii; I wear an LG G Watch which I bought on launch day; I use Google services almost exclusively... ___Do you agree or disagree?

There's a parallel discussion going on in our Tech News Today community.

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2015-04-16 11:38:04 (81 comments, 60 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

Why Europe's war on Silicon Valley will backfire.

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

European regulators and other government bodies have become obsessed in recent months with using every legal tool at their disposal to harm American technology companies like Facebook, Apple and, above all, Google.

It goes beyond protectionism and beyond anti-Americanism. Ultimately it's a war against the Internet itself. And it's hurting Europe.

One strange element of Europe's relentless attacks on Google is that in fact Europe doesn't oppose Google—only European politicians and regulators do. In fact, Europe is one of the most pro-Google regions in the world.

For example, while Google's search market share is about 67 percent in the United States, it's north of 93 percent in Europe. And in the countries where action againstG... more »

Why Europe's war on Silicon Valley will backfire.

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

European regulators and other government bodies have become obsessed in recent months with using every legal tool at their disposal to harm American technology companies like Facebook, Apple and, above all, Google.

It goes beyond protectionism and beyond anti-Americanism. Ultimately it's a war against the Internet itself. And it's hurting Europe.

One strange element of Europe's relentless attacks on Google is that in fact Europe doesn't oppose Google—only European politicians and regulators do. In fact, Europe is one of the most pro-Google regions in the world.

For example, while Google's search market share is about 67 percent in the United States, it's north of 93 percent in Europe. And in the countries where action against Google is most aggressive, it's even higher than that—for example, about 95 percent in France and about 96 percent in Spain.

European critics of Google will tell you that this "dominance" is the problem, but it bears a reminder that Google's search market share isn't about Google "taking" share. It's about the people exercising their choice and preference.

Let's take a look at European elites' war on Silicon Valley, then understand why it's hurting Europe. 

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/why-europes-regulatory-war-against-silicon-valley-will-backfire.html

#Europe  #Google #Apple #Facebook #Amazon ___

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2015-04-15 17:08:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Here comes Tech News Today: http://live.twit.tv

Here comes Tech News Today: http://live.twit.tv___

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2015-04-14 21:30:44 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

I'm hosting Security Now!

Watch now: http://goo.gl/hF2uh6

I'm hosting Security Now!

Watch now: http://goo.gl/hF2uh6___

2015-04-14 17:10:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Here comes Tech News Today!

Watch now: http://goo.gl/fOUAoH

Here comes Tech News Today!

Watch now: http://goo.gl/fOUAoH___

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2015-04-13 13:45:24 (14 comments, 30 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

So drone racing exists!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut1EJCZpvEI

So drone racing exists!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut1EJCZpvEI___

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2015-04-13 13:22:03 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Ant Man: Here comes the trailer!

This movie looks surprisingly fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=135&v=pWdKf3MneyI

Ant Man: Here comes the trailer!

This movie looks surprisingly fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=135&v=pWdKf3MneyI___

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2015-04-12 18:58:33 (24 comments, 11 reshares, 240 +1s)Open 

My talented and adorable niece is in a music video!

My niece Bailey (a.k.a. "Bai") is in a music video called "Angel." (She plays the role of the angel, of course, and also sings.) 

It's shot in my hometown of Santa Barbara, California. 

Here comes the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGZ7g-ZBB-M

#angel   #bai

My talented and adorable niece is in a music video!

My niece Bailey (a.k.a. "Bai") is in a music video called "Angel." (She plays the role of the angel, of course, and also sings.) 

It's shot in my hometown of Santa Barbara, California. 

Here comes the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGZ7g-ZBB-M

#angel   #bai___

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2015-04-11 18:40:44 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface.

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

It's a cliché to say that in the past few decades "everything has become computerized" and that the power and quality of our computers has increased massively.

What hasn't changed much is the size of the interface. Sure, some of us have large monitors, or many monitors (you know who you are). But the vast majority of us interact with our computers and the Internet through a small rectangle (on a laptop, tablet or phone) that we place in front of our faces.

We take for granted that to interact with computers is to block out the world around us (and the people around us) as we focus on these glowing screens.

But after all these years of "computerization," something wonderful is about to happen: Our interface to the world of... more »

Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface.

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

It's a cliché to say that in the past few decades "everything has become computerized" and that the power and quality of our computers has increased massively.

What hasn't changed much is the size of the interface. Sure, some of us have large monitors, or many monitors (you know who you are). But the vast majority of us interact with our computers and the Internet through a small rectangle (on a laptop, tablet or phone) that we place in front of our faces.

We take for granted that to interact with computers is to block out the world around us (and the people around us) as we focus on these glowing screens.

But after all these years of "computerization," something wonderful is about to happen: Our interface to the world of computers will leap off of the screen and onto the walls, floors, ceilings, tabletops, windows and other surfaces in our homes and offices, and in public spaces.

Here's what's happening: http://goo.gl/3Dglcv

#Lumo  #HoloLens #IllumiRoom #MagicLeap ___

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2015-04-10 22:40:36 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

What, are you nuts? Don't even THINK about not watching today's TNT!

Watch now: http://goo.gl/t5OAac

+Christina Warren and I grill interview guests +Amar Toor, Susan Decker and +Dan Graziano!

#FuckThisIsAnAwesomeShow

What, are you nuts? Don't even THINK about not watching today's TNT!

Watch now: http://goo.gl/t5OAac

+Christina Warren and I grill interview guests +Amar Toor, Susan Decker and +Dan Graziano!

#FuckThisIsAnAwesomeShow___

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2015-04-09 22:16:06 (164 comments, 29 reshares, 292 +1s)Open 

Apple took 24,000 pictures of a flower to create one of its Apple Watch faces.

Also: In order to create the jellyfish "Motion" watch face, Apple built a tank inside its design studio and used a Phantom slo-mo camera, shooting at 4K resolution at 300 frames per second. 

Sheesh! https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=25m11s

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/apple-watch-design/

Apple took 24,000 pictures of a flower to create one of its Apple Watch faces.

Also: In order to create the jellyfish "Motion" watch face, Apple built a tank inside its design studio and used a Phantom slo-mo camera, shooting at 4K resolution at 300 frames per second. 

Sheesh! https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=25m11s

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/apple-watch-design/___

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2015-04-09 22:11:45 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Is Meerkat succeeding or failing?

After failing to debut her new Ghosttown video on Meerkat, Tuesday, Madonna tried again yesterday and succeeded -- sort of. So what happened? 

https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=12m29s

#meerkat

Is Meerkat succeeding or failing?

After failing to debut her new Ghosttown video on Meerkat, Tuesday, Madonna tried again yesterday and succeeded -- sort of. So what happened? 

https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=12m29s

#meerkat___

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2015-04-09 22:07:26 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

I think this is the drone you really want.

Personal drone leader DJI unveiled yesterday a new camera drone at a new price, bringing professional-quality aerial video capability to the consumer marketplace. 

Check THIS out: https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=7m55s

#drones 

I think this is the drone you really want.

Personal drone leader DJI unveiled yesterday a new camera drone at a new price, bringing professional-quality aerial video capability to the consumer marketplace. 

Check THIS out: https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=7m55s

#drones ___

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2015-04-09 22:04:39 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Are teens really using Facebook and Google+ that much?

A new study says teens use Facebook and even Google+ far more than previously thought.

The Pew Research Center found that 71% of teens aged 13 to 17 using Facebook, for example, which contradicts the conventional wisdom that teens have abandon Facebook for smaller social networks and messaging apps. 

Here's what's going on: https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=2m15s

#Facebook #Google+ #Instagram #Snapchat #Tumblr #Vine

Are teens really using Facebook and Google+ that much?

A new study says teens use Facebook and even Google+ far more than previously thought.

The Pew Research Center found that 71% of teens aged 13 to 17 using Facebook, for example, which contradicts the conventional wisdom that teens have abandon Facebook for smaller social networks and messaging apps. 

Here's what's going on: https://youtu.be/pMB9mUhlbLI?t=2m15s

#Facebook #Google+ #Instagram #Snapchat #Tumblr #Vine___

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