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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 7 events

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Plus Your Business!11,954*This Thursday!* On this week's show I am delighted to be joined by someone I have great respect for when it comes to business,@105103058358743760661. We will discuss the 'intersection of technology and business as a force for good' - 'Social Business'. *What else?* Will it be funny too, you are asking? Well, maybe! We will discuss Amazon's drone delivery system, and whether we need to leave the house by 2035! And there will be PYB Academy tips and some special shout outs to community members too. Hope to see you there. It is going to be a great ride...The 'Plus Your Business' show!2015-02-26 20:00:00119  
Social Media Today144,801*Does Social Business Make Sense?* _Not just for people but for the organizations as well?_ *Social Business is the focus of every business owner and CEO.* As we transition to a world of people, connections and relationships where advertising and traditional marketing do not work like they used to, the trend is to reposition a business to work harder for its employees, better with its customers and for its community. When the traditional model of a business gives us some very strong, clearly defined guidelines, driven by the irrefutable logic of the balance sheet, *does it make much sense to really talk about social business?* Is it a distraction? *And if not, can there be a workable path that can transition a legacy business to a modern, social one?* Discussing some of the key questions will be TEDx speaker and author @105103058358743760661. *A former Microsoft executive and a thought leader in the field of technology, people and organizations,* Gideon will be sharing some of his insights with us. Hosting the discussion will be @115620878851836664537  with @102000982871890720967  and at the controller's helm, making sure that everything runs smoothly will be @100470926227322431614 with @115000108263064481690. *Don't forget to join the conversation!* We want your questions, highlights, and feedback prior to, during, and after the event so make sure to tweet @socialmedia2day using the hashtag #SMTPowerTalk  or leave us comments on the Google+ or YouTube event pages! Let's get this conversation started!Does Social Business Make Sense?2015-01-22 18:00:00207  
Reinventors Network822,090Talk about a fundamental Reinvention! The arrival of Artificial Intelligence could reinvent what it is to be human, to be employed. As we shift many kinds of work, even knowledge work, to machines, we might ultimately need to rethink economic distribution and the social compact among citizens. Join @116416314233992548280 , the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, as we focus this roundtable on this important initial question: What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? In other words, what will be AI’s first killer apps? This will be where regular people initally encounter AI. Let’s get a handle on this powerful enabling technology now. We have a great group of participants taking part in this discussion: @108234610138016658041 , Non-fiction author and historian of technology @107791637874069639914 , CEO of Cycorp @109232706375076896189 , Tech entrepreneur, engineer, innovator @104810569466427874748 , CEO of Bottlenose @104401121686781166984 , Resident Futurist at Boulder Future Salon @116425013055966487482 , Founder of Serial Metrics See more at: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/reinvent-artificial-intelligence/Reinvent Artificial Intelligence with Kevin Kelly2014-04-30 20:00:00221  
Business Rockstars3,548 We are pleased to host @103911563591974976562  in a discussion about the human brain and it's possibilities. *We are taking your questions* Submit your questions in the comments for a chance to have @111480413428119678209 relate them to Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout!  The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.           For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.    THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe.             Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.   With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force - an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience. ------------ #physics   #michiokaku   #hangoutsonair   #businessrockstars   #thefutureofthemind   #business  SOON: "Add 120+ IQ Points & Time Travel!"2014-03-22 00:00:0064  
Yifat Cohen76,405*Why does the ex-head of American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund think our future is in “producerism,” not consumerism?* What does it even mean?!? _This Hangout is public so feel free to share and invite your friends._ Using frameworks +Steve Faktor developed such as the 4C’s of Innovation™ - Creativity, Capabilities, Culture, and Context - and the Creativity Cube™, Mr. Faktor deconstructs the current economic environment to reveal innovation opportunities and growth sectors – health and education in particular. *Although his initial scenario suggests doom and gloom for the U.S. and other markets, the future he envisions is ripe with opportunity.* *SO - How do You Get Innovation Right?* Well, if we're lucky (and we usually are), Steve will dive into his latest book Econovation and share with us a future we've taken for granted. *It empowers readers to think big, dream big, and conquer economic conditions that will paralyze others.*  *WE WILL TOUCH ON HOW TO* Capitalize on a market that will go from making nothing to making everything . . . for China. Use psychological pricing and some crafty tricks from Google to reduce reliance on tapped-out consumers. Sell to consumers whose new identities will be based on what they create, not what they buy, click or super-size. Seduce a desperate government to finance your business, then feed you pancakes in the morning. Motivate tomorrow’s employees with social currency instead of the green, depreciating kind. Upgrade your business and your kids with a little help from Mormons and kindergartners with hacksaws. *WHO IS STEVEN?* Developing B2B startups at @109499489972846579596  and corporate speaking about emerging producerism opportunities that I wrote about in my book @116385844146363178305 and Forbes column.  --------------------- #hangoutsonair   #americanexpress   #econovation   #interview   #entrepreneur   #entrepreneurship   #economy   #goodbusiness   #amazon   #fortune500   #gplusgotogal  How Global Trends Will Shape the Future of Innovation.2013-01-17 18:00:0046  
Yifat Cohen76,405*Google+ changes the Truth about social media marketing.* _This is a public Hangout, feel free to share and invite_ Have you noticed the date? *Today the world is ending.* And it's a wonderful, wonderful thing. *Everything you know*, or think you know, about online marketing, social media, engagement and where's the money is online - *is no longer true*. *IN THIS HANGOUTS WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME TRULY CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS* @116901017556394771817 is going to show you why you should pay attention to Google+ now, if you want to make money online.  He'll show you why the *money is no longer in the list* How the conversation have moved from one-to-many to *many-to-many* How you can *broadcast your Hangouts simultaneously on hundreds of sites* And most of all - *how to position yourself in front of this trend that is going to turn the social media world upside down.* *BUT WHO IS ALEX MANDOSSIAN TO BE CLAIMING THIS?* His colleagues and students acknowledge him as the Warren Buffet of the Internet because of his unique ability to teach his students how to make BIG money with very little risk.  Alex has generated $243 million in sales and profits for his small business students, clients and joint venture partners since 1993.   Many of the business strategies you'll learn today transformed his annual income in 2001 to be a monthly income in 2003; and eventually daily income by 2006. These marketing principles helped him grow his student data base from 200 people to 20,000 during his first 2 years in business ... and to over 200,000 during the following 3 years. He has engaged with best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, @112439370122733503773  @105578574150809713602 and @113217646903708244617 (4-Hr Work Wk) Business leaders such as Donald Trump, Vic Conant of Nightingale Conant and Ivan Misner, CEO of Business Network International, and celebs such as Larry King and Mohammad Ali to name a few. *As a family-centered entrepreneur who works from home*, his goal is to become the world’s 1st "work-at-home" billionaire, not just in Net Worth, but by creating 1,000 other Internet millionaires …The money is no longer in the list, so where is it?2012-12-20 18:00:0059  
Yifat Cohen76,405*How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.* We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it? When @105103058358743760661 spoke at DreamForce he saw *a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.* *ENGAGE OR DIE.* In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with @105103058358743760661   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done.  Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0064  

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John Hannah20,238Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and #share this #circle!#AksumitEmpirSyroGreemsionaries #who #arriveby #way #ReSewerresponsiblfor #logicadevelopmentIn #early #tcentury #newly #formeArabian #anrulsincludesmalfamily #groups #huntergarers #sucas #San #peopern #larger #morstructuregroups #sucas #family #clan #groupings #Bantuspeakinpeoples #centraern #aneastern #heavily #structureclan2015-05-01 06:10:37369221639
George Clark18,461If 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*#lamiCaliphatexpandein #Egypt #ann #sex #Nort #sex #short #whilocaBerber #elithabeen #integratein #Muslim #Aratribes #When #mayyacapitaDamascus #felin #tcentury #lamicenter #Mediterranean #shiftefrom #SyrQayrawan #sex #Nort #lamiNort #habecomdiversanhufor #mystics #scholars #jurts #anphilosophers #Durin #bovementioneperiolam #sprea2015-04-30 08:00:31471393852
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
John Wood35,520This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#assisted #rise #dialects #different #provincesReligionsSee #also #Eastern #philosophy #Religion #mythologiesDome #Rock #Temple #Mount #Jerusalem #holy #city #Judaism #Christianity #IslamPilgrims #annual #Hajj #at #Kaabah #MeccaSpring #Temple2015-04-23 10:55:27354578
Allan watson26,270Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf 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#Atlas #World #Washington #DC #National #Geographic #issue #Population #December #ebcom #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Chicago #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Inc #to #b #National #Geographic #Atlas #World #th #ed #Washington #Brief #No #February #includes2015-04-23 06:59:594045616
Dusan Vrban11,459Spring clearance on my TheBest circle done which includes some of the first geek users around G+.I haven't been to this for a while. So just thought it might be a good idea to do it. Let's see the stream now with my best friends from the G+ start. :)Have fun dear friends.2015-04-20 12:42:0359000
Tourej Ansari45,309This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle! #Austin   #Texas  2015-04-14 04:31:58186011
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 09:46:124109415
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
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
John Hannah16,330Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and #share this #circle!#from #sa #but #ancient #transitions #due #to #the #lack #of #literary #contexts #are #difficult #to #catch #in #the #act #The #most #likely #vehicles #were #the #ancient #geographers #and #historians #such #as #H #ere #all #Greek #Roman #civilization #Hellenized #extensively2015-03-20 10:46:374847875105
Simon Weiner5,2841.13 High Quality New Active Blood Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-03-19 13:42:29495001
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
George Clark16,112Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (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#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-03-04 07:09:55478121223
Ruta a la Patagonia21,119┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v33 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Great Friends v33 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-03-04 01:50:184955512
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
Ruta a la Patagonia19,767┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v12 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v12 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:   +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-02-20 21:19:43501131031
Noah Wesley20,022Great 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 #sharedcircle2015-02-18 05:12:27359191630
martin shervington940,447Circle of appreciation.Thank you all for being a part of my life over the past year. It's been an incredible ride, living across three continents and pushing the projects forward with your support. Back in California once more I realise how far we have come together. Keep enjoying the waves, and have a great weekend, one and all.2015-02-14 17:47:33193716102
Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5672015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3Dprinting#ArtificialIntelligence #Biodeisel   #Biogas  #Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal #GIS  #Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon #Organic  #OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar #Startups  #Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources #WoodGas  2015-02-09 01:42:394924113
George Clark15,373Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:*1 - Include me in your circles (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#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-02-05 06:07:22430121220
New Online Dramas14,877Most View and Commenting Circle Ever  #circleshare #circleoftheday  2015-02-01 12:06:14167439
John Sean12,158This 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 2015-01-31 07:30:48368171632
Noah Wesley18,427This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.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 +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-28 07:55:31468161435
Mariana Lopez de Waard23,530Via +John Wood Thank you :) This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-01-22 08:29:014627611
John Wood26,953This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Funny #Software #Solar #Startup #SystemsThinking #Teaching #bigdata #Technology #tsunami #Transformation #Transplendence #Trust #Water #WaterResources #pharmacognosy #love #WavePower #Web #tsu #WebAnalytics #clinical #Wind #Addcircle #addcircles #tsunation #addfriends #Addpeople #cvd #awesomecircle #awesomepeople #circle #circleoftheday #food 2015-01-22 06:44:15462495086
GuruOmBha1,393This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle#круги   #круглим  #друзья   #дружба   #circle   #circleshare   #circles  #circlesharing  #круги   #круглим   #кругляши   #музыка   #music   #musicvideo   #love   #lol  #russia   2015-01-09 18:57:24419114
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233001
Михаил Пушкарев420#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 2015-01-01 08:18:30500004
Becky Collins20,667Mobile Marketing Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-26 05:30:104645517
Ardi Santoso273share my circle again2014-12-24 06:14:04412104
Neil Bailey5,146If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (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!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-12-22 07:02:43494342368
Doris Scott284#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:56:51501103
Михаил Пушкарев0#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 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:4347814420
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487534073
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397655978
Brian Mcquillan13,393New Public CircleThis is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.1. Follow/Add our page(this is needed in order for us to add you to the circle).2. Share the circle publicly.3. (Optional) if you would like to be include in a more specialized circle click on this link #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #awesomecircle  #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople2014-11-11 08:27:25464131433
Herb Firestone68,143Google Plus Engagers On TSUFollow Friday | Halloween, 2014!To Be Included In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:1. Plus and Re-share this post2. Add your TSU url in the comments below3. Follow me on both G+ and TSU if you haven't already. https://www.tsu.co/HerbFirestoneTo Remain In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:*Please do the same.If you wish to be removed please let me know by direct message.If you are not yet a member of the following awesome TSU G+ Communities, check them out and join one or more.TSU Strategy, Tips and Networkinghttps://plus.google.com/communities/108690489746900386612TSU Guruhttps://plus.google.com/communities/102413179503907741224TSU Open Networkershttps://plus.google.com/communities/117313545208700875407 #tsu   #googleplusengagers   #engagers   #tsuengagers   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #halloweencircle   #engagerscircles  2014-10-31 19:56:01130000
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:314303512
George Clark9,475This 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   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500493656
Chris Cota30,883#haveagreatweekend  circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +2014-10-18 19:24:164914613
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303283042
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372038
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463107
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184125813
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187618
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484433065

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2015-03-09 01:56:38 (91 comments, 31 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Knowledge-Based Trust vs. Truthiness

"That's really scary to think about on this weekend."

Was this Fox News reporter talking about her concerns around climate change? Nope, she's worrying about how Google's latest Knowledge-Based Trust research will affect the battle between facts and truthiness. 

What's interesting is that when you read the actual research paper (http://goo.gl/13krAS), one of the examples that the Google researchers use is actually the birthplace of President Obama, using it to show "Kenya" as an incorrect answer, while "U.S." is correct. Yep. Not truthiness, but truth. 

Might we be headed to a very different version of the web, where it's no longer “Let the public decide what’s the truth” and we start building in better accountability structures for facts and truth? I hopeso. ... mehr »

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2015-03-12 15:34:40 (84 comments, 36 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

This is another big one. It's an in-depth look at Google's recent research into what they're calling "Knowledge-Based Trust." 

In this piece, I do a fairly in-depth probe of what this research paper - and the research paper leading up to it last summer - actually say (and no, it wasn't easy - these are tough, tough papers). I've tried my best to explain what I found in plain English. And no, this isn't some kind of giant lie detector in the sky. 

What it is is actually far more interesting, and deeply intertwined with Google's efforts in artificial intelligence. I explain in this article that, even though the two papers seem to go out of their way not to talk about AI, this research is both made possible by machine learning techniques - and - is likely to contribute to Google's long-term efforts to build some sort of artificial generali... mehr »

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2015-03-12 15:34:40 (84 comments, 36 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

This is another big one. It's an in-depth look at Google's recent research into what they're calling "Knowledge-Based Trust." 

In this piece, I do a fairly in-depth probe of what this research paper - and the research paper leading up to it last summer - actually say (and no, it wasn't easy - these are tough, tough papers). I've tried my best to explain what I found in plain English. And no, this isn't some kind of giant lie detector in the sky. 

What it is is actually far more interesting, and deeply intertwined with Google's efforts in artificial intelligence. I explain in this article that, even though the two papers seem to go out of their way not to talk about AI, this research is both made possible by machine learning techniques - and - is likely to contribute to Google's long-term efforts to build some sort of artificial generali... mehr »

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2015-05-07 15:44:48 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

We, in the US, have a more nuanced set of concerns around data as a means of coercive control over citizens. In our case, the data is controlled by publicly-traded firms whose behavior is controlled by the goal of maximizing returns for shareholders. That brings its own set of problems. Add to that, of course, the various NSA efforts to intercept that data for governmental purposes, and it's clear that we citizens can never afford to lose our vigilance. 

But what seems to be emerging in China is this same problem on a whole new order of size, complexity - and centralized, governmental control. This proposed system, the "Social Credit System," envisions detailed tracking over various aspects of each of China's 1.3 billion citizens:  

The far reaching scope of the system is confirmed by an explanation on the website of the scientific institute CASS (Chinese Academy ofS... mehr »

> The Chinese government is currently implementing a nationwide electronic system, called the Social Credit System, attributing to each of its 1,3 billion citizens a score for his or her behavior. The system will be based on various criteria, ranging from financial credibility and criminal record to social media behavior. From 2020 onwards each adult citizen should, besides his identity card, have such a credit code.

http://www.volkskrant.nl/buitenland/china-rates-its-own-citizens-including-online-behaviour~a3979668/
via +Dor Konforty ___We, in the US, have a more nuanced set of concerns around data as a means of coercive control over citizens. In our case, the data is controlled by publicly-traded firms whose behavior is controlled by the goal of maximizing returns for shareholders. That brings its own set of problems. Add to that, of course, the various NSA efforts to intercept that data for governmental purposes, and it's clear that we citizens can never afford to lose our vigilance. 

But what seems to be emerging in China is this same problem on a whole new order of size, complexity - and centralized, governmental control. This proposed system, the "Social Credit System," envisions detailed tracking over various aspects of each of China's 1.3 billion citizens:  

The far reaching scope of the system is confirmed by an explanation on the website of the scientific institute CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). As a result of its transformation in recent decades Chinese society has changed 'from a society of acquaintances into a society of strangers'. As a result moral conduct has suffered: 'When people's behavior isn't bound by their morality, a system must be used to restrict their actions'. Therefore it is time for the 'Social Credit System', which covers 'four major fields: politics, business, society and justice.'

The system may well experiment at some point with peer-based monitoring as well, so that people are reporting on people. The Cultural Revolution demonstrated just how powerful this kind of an approach proved as a means of ensuring widespread, highly distributed control. Much of it happened in neighborhood associations. It's unclear how something like that might look in a system like this. 

This is absolutely frightening: a dystopia of leviathan-like proportions.

Will firms like Alibaba go along with it? Will the Chinese people put up with it? These are the critically important questions to be watching over the next few years.

#china   #coercion   #bigdata  

Thanks for flagging this +Daniel Estrada and +Dor Konforty. 

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2015-05-07 15:06:17 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

CSC’s specific focus is raising funds from community members who want to support local small businesses by providing money for interest-free loans.

Here’s how CSC works: Businesses that are approved for the platform run a four-week campaign, typically for projects ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. People who want to support the business go onto CSC’s website and buy “Squares.” Each square represents a $50 zero-interest loan to the business.

If the campaign is successfully funded, the business owners start paying back the “Squareholders” soon afterward, and have up to three years to repay the full amount, though there are no guarantees.

CSC’s specific focus is raising funds from community members who want to support local small businesses by providing money for interest-free loans.

Here’s how CSC works: Businesses that are approved for the platform run a four-week campaign, typically for projects ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. People who want to support the business go onto CSC’s website and buy “Squares.” Each square represents a $50 zero-interest loan to the business.

If the campaign is successfully funded, the business owners start paying back the “Squareholders” soon afterward, and have up to three years to repay the full amount, though there are no guarantees.___

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2015-05-06 03:19:28 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

This is a TED Talk about film maker Chris Milk's efforts to use Virtual Reality as a tool for increasing compassion and empathy. In this ten-minute talk, he talks about his journey and ends up explaining some of his recent experiments with VR story-telling as a way to change people's minds. 

#virtualreality  

This is a TED Talk about film maker Chris Milk's efforts to use Virtual Reality as a tool for increasing compassion and empathy. In this ten-minute talk, he talks about his journey and ends up explaining some of his recent experiments with VR story-telling as a way to change people's minds. 

#virtualreality  ___

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2015-04-29 14:51:29 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

"Value-Loading" of machine super intelligence. The one thing we really need to get right. 

If you care about these issues too, you might want to get to know the folks at +Machine Intelligence Research Institute . 

This is a good talk by Nick Bostrom. 

A new TED talk by Nick Bostrom! "The potential for superintelligence kind of lies dormant in matter, much like the power of the atom lay dormant throughout human history — patiently waiting there until 1945."___"Value-Loading" of machine super intelligence. The one thing we really need to get right. 

If you care about these issues too, you might want to get to know the folks at +Machine Intelligence Research Institute . 

This is a good talk by Nick Bostrom. 

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2015-04-24 17:25:04 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Three words: 

Shared Interest Graph. 

#sharedinterestgraph  

A new "Collections" feature is coming soon to Google+, and it sounds like a mixture of a blogging platform and Pinterest.

#android   #collections  ___Three words: 

Shared Interest Graph. 

#sharedinterestgraph  

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2015-04-15 00:49:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Washing away graffiti. A short film by Seattle's rain.

Washing away graffiti. A short film by Seattle's rain.___

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2015-04-14 15:15:39 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is a fairly in-depth look at the effects of automation in the publishing sector - with a particular focus on the impact on employment. The short version is that while employment for newspaper, book and magazine publishers is down considerably, employment for writers and editors is not. 

One of the key points in this article is that what's happened in the publishing sector isn't just about digitalization because digitalization is simply a means to an end, with that end being automation. 

I've a feeling people in this community will have some opinions about this piece, which would be great to hear. 

This is a fairly in-depth look at the effects of automation in the publishing sector - with a particular focus on the impact on employment. The short version is that while employment for newspaper, book and magazine publishers is down considerably, employment for writers and editors is not. 

One of the key points in this article is that what's happened in the publishing sector isn't just about digitalization because digitalization is simply a means to an end, with that end being automation. 

I've a feeling people in this community will have some opinions about this piece, which would be great to hear. ___

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2015-04-14 14:09:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Employment, Revenues and Business Formation in the Publishing Industry

Two weeks ago, I published a very long piece called The Automation of Publishing. It's long for a reason, as there's an arch to a story about what I think is happening in the publishing sector in terms of the big picture of technology and the way we manage knowledge. 

I think the length of this particular article proved too much of a barrier for people, however, and so over the next couple days I'm going to publish some of the key data and findings from this piece.

Today is a look at employment, revenues and business formation for newspapers, periodicals (magazines) and books. While these all exhibit signs of tough times for publishers, as we'll see tomorrow, the impact on writers and editors has not actually been the same. 

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Automationis... mehr »

Employment, Revenues and Business Formation in the Publishing Industry

Two weeks ago, I published a very long piece called The Automation of Publishing. It's long for a reason, as there's an arch to a story about what I think is happening in the publishing sector in terms of the big picture of technology and the way we manage knowledge. 

I think the length of this particular article proved too much of a barrier for people, however, and so over the next couple days I'm going to publish some of the key data and findings from this piece.

Today is a look at employment, revenues and business formation for newspapers, periodicals (magazines) and books. While these all exhibit signs of tough times for publishers, as we'll see tomorrow, the impact on writers and editors has not actually been the same. 

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Automation isn’t the only force affecting the publishing sector. Financial markets, changing customer preferences and numerous other factors are clearly at play. But automation acts as a behind-the-scenes magnetic force, disrupting the economics of publishing by unbundling processes, and revenue streams, once held exclusively by publishers.

The most dramatic case of publisher unbundling is the newspaper industry. This was an industry that was extremely lucrative at one point because many papers held what were essentially local monopolies. In 1920, 42.6 percent of U.S. cities had two or more newspapers competing with each other. By 2000, only 1.4 percent did, mostly because afternoon newspapers had disappeared. In the 1980s, Wall Street-owned newspaper chains started gobbling up local independent papers, using “harvesting strategies” to extract maximum profits from each paper.

Not long afterwards, in the mid-nineties, many of the most lucrative advertising buckets once dominated by local papers started slipping into the hands of more focused and technologically savvy web-based, e-commerce businesses. I actually started one of those businesses at Microsoft, a car-buying service called CarPoint that served some seven million users a month. I remember meeting with some of the big newspaper chains at the time and being shocked at just how blind they were to what was happening to cornerstones of their advertising models; not just automotive, but real estate, job listings and wanted advertisements.

When you compare newspapers with books and periodicals, it’s clear that the papers have been hardest hit. Between 1997 and 2012, the total number of newspaper businesses dropped 13%. The problems are even more obvious when you look at revenues and employment (see images).

My interpretation of these numbers is that the impacts of publishing automation have fallen most heavily on newspapers and magazines (periodicals). Without advertising to support it, book publishing never really achieved the same scale of revenues as these other two publishing sectors. When advertising moved online, magazines and papers had the most to lose. As form factors, magazines and newspapers also lent themselves to easier methods of automated publishing, which in turn stimulated the supply of new online writers and website owners and increased their overall competition.

Here's a link to the full article if you'd prefer to read it all in one go: 
The Automation of Publishing
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/publishing-industry/

#automation   #publishing   #technologicalunemployment  ___

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2015-04-11 15:22:43 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Let me check that

Evidence suggests we may overestimate our intelligence, or at least our own unaided ability to answer questions, when we've recently been using search engines.

If you’ve ever lived with roommates, chances are you shared a “transactive” memory system with them. One person might have remembered to pay the bills, while another knew the contact details of the plumber. It's common to find social systems that share the information needed by a group across all the members of that group. Systems like these make life easier for individuals, who need only keep track of who knows which nugget.

Transactive memory systems are a common feature of human social groups, but they can be technological, too—and in the case of the Internet, the relationship can be a pretty powerful one. There are already indications that we treat the Internet like atransacti... mehr »

Transactive memory systems like the Internet are helpful but they can make us feel smarter than we really are___Let me check that

Evidence suggests we may overestimate our intelligence, or at least our own unaided ability to answer questions, when we've recently been using search engines.

If you’ve ever lived with roommates, chances are you shared a “transactive” memory system with them. One person might have remembered to pay the bills, while another knew the contact details of the plumber. It's common to find social systems that share the information needed by a group across all the members of that group. Systems like these make life easier for individuals, who need only keep track of who knows which nugget.

Transactive memory systems are a common feature of human social groups, but they can be technological, too—and in the case of the Internet, the relationship can be a pretty powerful one. There are already indications that we treat the Internet like a transactive memory partner, remembering only where to find information, rather than the content itself. But could we also be blurring the boundary between our own internal knowledge and the easily accessed knowledge available via search engines? A group of researchers at Yale University think that we are.

Personally, I see this as part of a much longer trend and set of concerns that really do go back to Socrates. Socrates tried to warn us (about the risks of outsourcing our memory): http://goo.gl/JvKViX

Humans have long parted with our unaided, unaugmented ways in this world. That our confidence gets confused over what is and isn't actually us doesn't really surprise (or concern) me too much.

Good find, +John Hagel​.

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2015-04-10 19:09:14 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Interesting changes underway at GE, as the company sheds focus on finance in order to focus more on industry (again). But how did this Bloomberg piece completely miss the connection with GE's "Industrial Internet" strategy? That's why they're making this shift.


http://www.ge.com/stories/industrial-internet


Cc: +Shaker Cherukuri​​

Interesting changes underway at GE, as the company sheds focus on finance in order to focus more on industry (again). But how did this Bloomberg piece completely miss the connection with GE's "Industrial Internet" strategy? That's why they're making this shift.


http://www.ge.com/stories/industrial-internet


Cc: +Shaker Cherukuri​​___

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2015-04-09 13:48:40 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Definitely worth reading. This is a really good article for understanding the United States of America.


American society seems to surge forward one moment, and then in the next sink back into polarization over race and ethnicity, over the advent of the nation’s first black president, over the rights of immigrants, over religious tolerance and birthright citizenship, over reproductive freedom, over the use of basic science to understand climate change, over the extent and protection of voting rights, over civil rights based on sexual preference, and over endless and incompatible claims of “liberty” about the possession and use of firearms, taxation, environmental protection, or the right to health insurance. Perhaps above all, America is a society riven by conflict over federalism, the never-ending debate over the proper relation of federal to state power, perhaps the most lasting alegac... mehr »

The silence at Appomattox is still deafening. This is an excellent read.___Definitely worth reading. This is a really good article for understanding the United States of America.


American society seems to surge forward one moment, and then in the next sink back into polarization over race and ethnicity, over the advent of the nation’s first black president, over the rights of immigrants, over religious tolerance and birthright citizenship, over reproductive freedom, over the use of basic science to understand climate change, over the extent and protection of voting rights, over civil rights based on sexual preference, and over endless and incompatible claims of “liberty” about the possession and use of firearms, taxation, environmental protection, or the right to health insurance. Perhaps above all, America is a society riven by conflict over federalism, the never-ending debate over the proper relation of federal to state power, perhaps the most lasting a legacy of what many nineteenth century Americans called the “secession war” or simply “the rebellion.” In short, despite enormous changes of heart, head and law, Americans still struggle every day to discern and enact that society of equality that the Civil War at least made imaginable.

Yes, the Civil War was rooted in states’ rights, but like any other constitutional doctrine, it significance rests with the issue in whose service it is employed. States’ rights for or to do what? Forwhom or against whom? In 1860 and 1861, some Southerners exercised “state sovereignty” as an act of revolution in the interest, as they said over and over themselves, of preserving a racial order founded on slavery. Today, states’ rights claims are advanced by many governors, legislatures, and presidential candidates in the ubiquitous language of “limited government,” or resistance to “big government.” Every now and then, though, these claims are couched in the rhetoric of “secession” or even “nullification” made so infamous during the Civil War era. More often, such claims have manifested in a new Orwellian language etched into laws to protect the “right to work,” or “religious freedom,” or the “integrity of the ballot.”

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2015-04-08 12:01:43 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

It is worth mentioning that this is not this particular rumor’s first rodeo.  The “Google to buy Twitter” story has been around for years, and some reports indicate that executive teams from both firms even met on a merger in 2011.

Long shot, but credible?

More background:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/08/twitter-stock-price-rises-google-buyout-rumours-not-first-time

It is worth mentioning that this is not this particular rumor’s first rodeo.  The “Google to buy Twitter” story has been around for years, and some reports indicate that executive teams from both firms even met on a merger in 2011.

Long shot, but credible?

More background:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/08/twitter-stock-price-rises-google-buyout-rumours-not-first-time___

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2015-04-07 14:40:17 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Part of this grows organically from Starbucks’ long-visible corporate culture and ethos.  Starbucks as we know it today was created by Howard Schultz, a leader who comes from a working-class background, son of a factory work who was ill-treated in his career.  Schultz has written that he promised himself early in his career that if he ever was in a position to make a difference in the lives of the people who worked for him, he would do so.  Once he was in such a position, rather than backtracking on his personal commitment, he immediately made it visible, by providing health insurance to both part-time and full-time workers, a rare move by such a large and geographically diverse employer.

Starbucks To Shell Out $250 Million On Free 4-Year College For Every Employee [New in Forbes.com – Author: Micah Solomon, customer service consultant and speaker] onforb.es/1NPDUq4___Part of this grows organically from Starbucks’ long-visible corporate culture and ethos.  Starbucks as we know it today was created by Howard Schultz, a leader who comes from a working-class background, son of a factory work who was ill-treated in his career.  Schultz has written that he promised himself early in his career that if he ever was in a position to make a difference in the lives of the people who worked for him, he would do so.  Once he was in such a position, rather than backtracking on his personal commitment, he immediately made it visible, by providing health insurance to both part-time and full-time workers, a rare move by such a large and geographically diverse employer.

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2015-03-31 19:48:05 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

This is a nice piece from most recent issue of +YES! Magazine.
 
Here's Edgar Mitchell, one of only a dozen humans who have walked upon the lunar surface:

“I was gazing out of the window, at the Earth, moon, sun, and star-studded blackness of space in turn as our capsule slowly rotated,” he said. “Gradually, I was flooded with the ecstatic awareness that I was a part of what I was observing. Every molecule in my body was birthed in a star hanging in space. I became aware that everything that exists is part of one intricately interconnected whole.”

...Mitchell called this realization “the Overview Effect,” and he said that virtually all of the moon astronauts experienced it during their flights. 

#ecology  

This is a nice piece from most recent issue of +YES! Magazine.
 
Here's Edgar Mitchell, one of only a dozen humans who have walked upon the lunar surface:

“I was gazing out of the window, at the Earth, moon, sun, and star-studded blackness of space in turn as our capsule slowly rotated,” he said. “Gradually, I was flooded with the ecstatic awareness that I was a part of what I was observing. Every molecule in my body was birthed in a star hanging in space. I became aware that everything that exists is part of one intricately interconnected whole.”

...Mitchell called this realization “the Overview Effect,” and he said that virtually all of the moon astronauts experienced it during their flights. 

#ecology  ___

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2015-03-30 01:36:49 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I'm interested in the intersection of emotions and technology, so this piece caught my attention. 

Here's a key excerpt: 
But there is a curious difference between the emotions that drive commenting behavior compared to voting behavior. Guerini and Staiano say that posts generate more comments when they are associated with emotions of high arousal, such as happiness and anger, and with emotions where people feel less in control, such as fear and sadness.

By contrast, posts generate more social votes when associated with emotions people feel more in control of, such as inspiration.

Curiously, the valence of an emotion does not influence virality at all. In other words, people are just as likely to comment or vote on a post regardless of whether it triggers a positive or negative emotion.


Thanks +Eric Enge for highlighting this post of +AJKo... mehr »

An Emerging Science of Clickbait

Every emotion occupies a point in this Valence-Arousal-Dominance parameter space.

Guerini and Staiano’s idea is that it is not an emotion itself that determines virality but its position in this parameter space.

Some very interesting results here on what type of pieces get comments and what type of pieces get shared. 

#social   #research  ___I'm interested in the intersection of emotions and technology, so this piece caught my attention. 

Here's a key excerpt: 
But there is a curious difference between the emotions that drive commenting behavior compared to voting behavior. Guerini and Staiano say that posts generate more comments when they are associated with emotions of high arousal, such as happiness and anger, and with emotions where people feel less in control, such as fear and sadness.

By contrast, posts generate more social votes when associated with emotions people feel more in control of, such as inspiration.

Curiously, the valence of an emotion does not influence virality at all. In other words, people are just as likely to comment or vote on a post regardless of whether it triggers a positive or negative emotion.


Thanks +Eric Enge for highlighting this post of +AJ Kohn's. 

#emotionalintelligence  

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2015-03-29 14:26:51 (29 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Technology and Love

How would I feel if one of my sons were to grow up never knowing real love with another human being? Let’s say that while gathered around a Thanksgiving dinner table ten years from now, he broke it to my wife and me that a human relationship was just too much trouble, especially when compared to the simpler, more convenient connection he’d been able to find with his new virtual girlfriend. I love my son, so I would try to be supportive and understanding, but deep-down, I would be tremendously sad that he might never really know what it feels like to be truly loved by someone other than his parents.

Technology and Love

How would I feel if one of my sons were to grow up never knowing real love with another human being? Let’s say that while gathered around a Thanksgiving dinner table ten years from now, he broke it to my wife and me that a human relationship was just too much trouble, especially when compared to the simpler, more convenient connection he’d been able to find with his new virtual girlfriend. I love my son, so I would try to be supportive and understanding, but deep-down, I would be tremendously sad that he might never really know what it feels like to be truly loved by someone other than his parents.___

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2015-03-27 22:16:33 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Now robots are going after the comedians ... their jobs that is. 

If you're a robot, here's how to be funny:

1) Funny behavior
* Overblown: Exaggerate too much
* Equivoque: Homonym or parody
* Blue jokes: Make a dirty joke
* Sympathetic story: Saying the empathic small things that almost everyone has experienced once
* Induced laugh: Comedian laughs aimed to the audiences' infectious laugh

2) Funny context
* Running gag: Use the same story again and again
* Unexpected: Do completely unexpected behavior

3) Funny character
* Self-flattery, Self-deprecating humor
* Imitation
(speaking of which, watch "surprised Masau" in the video)

+martin shervington, watch your back, buddy, watch your back. 

#robots   #humor  

Now robots are going after the comedians ... their jobs that is. 

If you're a robot, here's how to be funny:

1) Funny behavior
* Overblown: Exaggerate too much
* Equivoque: Homonym or parody
* Blue jokes: Make a dirty joke
* Sympathetic story: Saying the empathic small things that almost everyone has experienced once
* Induced laugh: Comedian laughs aimed to the audiences' infectious laugh

2) Funny context
* Running gag: Use the same story again and again
* Unexpected: Do completely unexpected behavior

3) Funny character
* Self-flattery, Self-deprecating humor
* Imitation
(speaking of which, watch "surprised Masau" in the video)

+martin shervington, watch your back, buddy, watch your back. 

#robots   #humor  ___

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2015-03-26 18:54:36 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Compulsion Engineering 

Prepare to be a little creeped out by this piece, which looks at the engineering of compulsion into the products and services that we use. 

+Nir Eyal is a consultant who specializes in helping companies understand the process of habit formation and how to build it into their offerings. Like all innovation, these techniques can be used to help and to harm.

Fitness tracker, Jawbone, for example, is using habit formation techniques to help hundreds of thousands of people get to bed 23 minutes earlier on average and make them 72% more likely to get to bed early enough to get at least 7 hours of sleep. (http://goo.gl/7tnbNQ) That's an example of a company using habit formation to help serve a customer mission. 

But clearly, these techniques can also be used in ways that are not always in the ultimate best interest of end users.Com... mehr »

Compulsion Engineering 

Prepare to be a little creeped out by this piece, which looks at the engineering of compulsion into the products and services that we use. 

+Nir Eyal is a consultant who specializes in helping companies understand the process of habit formation and how to build it into their offerings. Like all innovation, these techniques can be used to help and to harm.

Fitness tracker, Jawbone, for example, is using habit formation techniques to help hundreds of thousands of people get to bed 23 minutes earlier on average and make them 72% more likely to get to bed early enough to get at least 7 hours of sleep. (http://goo.gl/7tnbNQ) That's an example of a company using habit formation to help serve a customer mission. 

But clearly, these techniques can also be used in ways that are not always in the ultimate best interest of end users. Compulsive behavior robs people of their own agency, and when it is used exclusively to make money, well, that's where we start to run into some serious ethical considerations. 

Not to pick on Expedia, but they have a position, called the "product manager of compulsion." You can't make this stuff up. Compulsion rates are the latest rage and that leads us to compulsion engineering.

I don't know about you, but I don't like the sound of that. 

Thanks to +martin shervington for sharing a post on "technologies smart enough to exploit human nature" (http://goo.gl/Wrpjzi), which is what eventually led me to this one.  ___

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2015-03-25 19:43:45 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The New Emotional Intelligence

We are moving into a world where our emotions will not only be more easily detectable (by affective computing) but more easily manipulated (by new drugs). 

There are so very many important implications for this shift in what we mean by "emotional intelligence." One of the trickier ones to talk about is the degree to which reducing or eliminating emotional pain might interfere with our growth as individuals. I say "trickier" because on the one level, it seems needlessly cruel to withhold drugs that might ease painful emotional experiences for someone. On the other hand, and this is more of a spiritual/psychological development perspective, sometimes the friction caused by emotional turmoil is what causes us to grow and learn. 

In a world where the option to set aside negative emotional experiences becomes morep... mehr »

The New Emotional Intelligence

We are moving into a world where our emotions will not only be more easily detectable (by affective computing) but more easily manipulated (by new drugs). 

There are so very many important implications for this shift in what we mean by "emotional intelligence." One of the trickier ones to talk about is the degree to which reducing or eliminating emotional pain might interfere with our growth as individuals. I say "trickier" because on the one level, it seems needlessly cruel to withhold drugs that might ease painful emotional experiences for someone. On the other hand, and this is more of a spiritual/psychological development perspective, sometimes the friction caused by emotional turmoil is what causes us to grow and learn. 

In a world where the option to set aside negative emotional experiences becomes more prevalent, what are the consequences for us as individuals, and as a society? 


#artificialemotionalintelligence   #emotion   #emotionalintelligence  ___

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2015-03-23 15:32:01 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

It looks like Google wants to bring TV ads into the 21st century. The company has quietly announced a new local advertising service for Google Fiber that will make TV ads behave a lot more like internet ads. Using data from its set-top-boxes, Google (and advertisers) will know precisely how many times a particular local ad has been watched in homes with Google Fiber service. That might not sound like a big deal, but the industry-standard Nielsen ratings simply don't offer that kind of information. Like on the web, Google will only charge for the number of views an ad receives.

It looks like Google wants to bring TV ads into the 21st century. The company has quietly announced a new local advertising service for Google Fiber that will make TV ads behave a lot more like internet ads. Using data from its set-top-boxes, Google (and advertisers) will know precisely how many times a particular local ad has been watched in homes with Google Fiber service. That might not sound like a big deal, but the industry-standard Nielsen ratings simply don't offer that kind of information. Like on the web, Google will only charge for the number of views an ad receives.___

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2015-03-23 15:06:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

REI is a powerhouse that continues to excel by embracing the values around which this community is built. 

Very encouraging. 

REI, America's Largest Consumer Co-op, Demonstrates Alternative Path for Retailers

REI is healthy and growing and it uses a very different business model than its competitors. This company is a customer cooperative, which means that of the $2.2 billion it sold in outdoor equipment and services last year (up 9.9% from 2013), some $168 million will go back to its members as annual dividends. Its members are its active customers - that's who gets that profit. 

REI climbs to new heights with record sales
http://goo.gl/HAi6jz
(The Seattle Times)

I know a number of people who work at REI since I live in Seattle, which is the company's hometown. What I find when I talk to them is the sense that they genuinely like the company, and that it's really good about investing in its people and its systems. In short, it invests in itself and the extended network of stakeholders on whom its success is dependent over the long-run...even if those stakeholders aren't just the people, but the environment (or the "outdoors") itself.

As REI CEO, Jerry Stritzke, puts it “We aim for steady growth so that we can invest in the outdoors.” These aren't just meaningless words either. I used to run a consulting group that specialized in serving environmental organizations, and I witnessed firsthand REI's dedication to helping these groups with their mission - a shared mission. To that point, REI is plowing $5.7 million of its 2014 profits back into these nonprofit partnerships. It sees them as "investments." 

In this sense, REI is a classic example of what I call a "regenerative business." You can learn more about what I mean by that here: 

 What is Regenerative Business?
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/regenerative-business/

I'm not saying REI is perfect; of course, they're not. But if someone tries to tell you there's no alternative to business-as-usual approaches to business, well, now you have a great example of why that's not true. ;)

#goodbusiness   #stakeholder   #rei  ___REI is a powerhouse that continues to excel by embracing the values around which this community is built. 

Very encouraging. 

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2015-03-23 15:04:51 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

REI, America's Largest Consumer Co-op, Demonstrates Alternative Path for Retailers

REI is healthy and growing and it uses a very different business model than its competitors. This company is a customer cooperative, which means that of the $2.2 billion it sold in outdoor equipment and services last year (up 9.9% from 2013), some $168 million will go back to its members as annual dividends. Its members are its active customers - that's who gets that profit. 

REI climbs to new heights with record sales
http://goo.gl/HAi6jz
(The Seattle Times)

I know a number of people who work at REI since I live in Seattle, which is the company's hometown. What I find when I talk to them is the sense that they genuinely like the company, and that it's really good about investing in its people and its systems. In short, it invests in itself and the... mehr »

REI, America's Largest Consumer Co-op, Demonstrates Alternative Path for Retailers

REI is healthy and growing and it uses a very different business model than its competitors. This company is a customer cooperative, which means that of the $2.2 billion it sold in outdoor equipment and services last year (up 9.9% from 2013), some $168 million will go back to its members as annual dividends. Its members are its active customers - that's who gets that profit. 

REI climbs to new heights with record sales
http://goo.gl/HAi6jz
(The Seattle Times)

I know a number of people who work at REI since I live in Seattle, which is the company's hometown. What I find when I talk to them is the sense that they genuinely like the company, and that it's really good about investing in its people and its systems. In short, it invests in itself and the extended network of stakeholders on whom its success is dependent over the long-run...even if those stakeholders aren't just the people, but the environment (or the "outdoors") itself.

As REI CEO, Jerry Stritzke, puts it “We aim for steady growth so that we can invest in the outdoors.” These aren't just meaningless words either. I used to run a consulting group that specialized in serving environmental organizations, and I witnessed firsthand REI's dedication to helping these groups with their mission - a shared mission. To that point, REI is plowing $5.7 million of its 2014 profits back into these nonprofit partnerships. It sees them as "investments." 

In this sense, REI is a classic example of what I call a "regenerative business." You can learn more about what I mean by that here: 

 What is Regenerative Business?
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/regenerative-business/

I'm not saying REI is perfect; of course, they're not. But if someone tries to tell you there's no alternative to business-as-usual approaches to business, well, now you have a great example of why that's not true. ;)

#goodbusiness   #stakeholder   #rei  ___

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2015-03-21 15:14:43 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Organizations as Living Systems

This is a nice piece from +Simon Robinson, who is a really good thinker on organizational dynamics; here he's sharing some thoughts on recent conversations with his friend, Fritjof Capra:
 
So in what way are human organisations alive? Fritjof answers this question by saying that a human organisation is only alive when it contains networks of communication. These informal networks of communication he refers to as communities of practice and in larger organisations there are clusters of communities of practice. Therefore for Fritjof “The aliveness of an organisation resides in its communities of practice, flexibility, creativity and learning potential”.

The answer lies in a full understanding of the characteristics of living systems. As Fritjof says “A living network responds to disturbances with structural changes. Messageswill b... mehr »

Organizations as Living Systems

This is a nice piece from +Simon Robinson, who is a really good thinker on organizational dynamics; here he's sharing some thoughts on recent conversations with his friend, Fritjof Capra:
 
So in what way are human organisations alive? Fritjof answers this question by saying that a human organisation is only alive when it contains networks of communication. These informal networks of communication he refers to as communities of practice and in larger organisations there are clusters of communities of practice. Therefore for Fritjof “The aliveness of an organisation resides in its communities of practice, flexibility, creativity and learning potential”.

The answer lies in a full understanding of the characteristics of living systems. As Fritjof says “A living network responds to disturbances with structural changes. Messages will be heard when they are meaningful. Machines can be controlled. Living systems can only be disturbed. You give impulses rather than instructions.”

This question of organization as living system is something I've been thinking about myself over the past several years:
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/category/reimagine-business/organization-as-life/

Much of the catalyst for that actually came from reading Fritjof Capra's books. He's a great thinker. 

+Gregory Esau and +John Kellden, you will both like this. ___

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2015-03-21 01:38:37 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

What I appreciate about Andrew McAfee (and co-author, Erik Brynjolfsson) is that they are focused on trying to come up with policy thinking to address some of the problems that are arising in our modern economy, particularly around growing income disparity.

HT +Hans Youngmann​

Andrew McAfee, the associate director of the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management has revealed “the best economic news in human history,” claiming that we’re on the brink of the possibility of rising living standards for everyone on earth.  He says that technological progress means humanity will soon solve the problem of ‘increasing scarcity’, meaning that there are, in theory, enough goods and wages for everyone in the world.  

“We’re going to solve that,” he told an audience at the WorldPost Future Of Work Conference, “The problem that we’re not facing is a problem of not enough to go around.”

McAfee said that the industrial revolution of the 19th century meant that for the first time, human productivity can keep pace with the growing population, creating the possibility of a rising standard of living for everyone.

We have nearly reached the peak of this bounty, in an “ever-growing pie that left people better off”. Technological progress is “the best economic news in human history”, he said.

He has assessed the impact of major world events – like the foundations of religions and the the rise of the Roman Empire – to see if they had any effect on people’s income, and found that “none of them substantially changed the material conditions of humanity at all” except for the industrial revolution, whose inventions like the steam train allowed humans to be far more productive.___What I appreciate about Andrew McAfee (and co-author, Erik Brynjolfsson) is that they are focused on trying to come up with policy thinking to address some of the problems that are arising in our modern economy, particularly around growing income disparity.

HT +Hans Youngmann​

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2015-03-20 04:01:08 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Amazon gets FAA experimental approval for drone testing, after threatening to take the program overseas (huh?). The permission includes serious constraints that make it commercially infeasible at this point, including a line-of-sight operating restriction (the most serious) and daytime-only flying.

Even with these constraints, Amazon will be able to do some tests of the concept that should office interesting to watch.

#drones #amazon

Amazon gets FAA experimental approval for drone testing, after threatening to take the program overseas (huh?). The permission includes serious constraints that make it commercially infeasible at this point, including a line-of-sight operating restriction (the most serious) and daytime-only flying.

Even with these constraints, Amazon will be able to do some tests of the concept that should office interesting to watch.

#drones #amazon___

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2015-03-19 21:22:06 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Artificial Creativity

Here's a nice introduction to some of the evolutionary algorithmic approaches to producing machine-based creativity. 

In this case, the focus is on creating music by starting with a selection of musical phrases, then weeding those out by comparing them to music samples selected because of their appeal to the human ear. This fitness test helps the algorithm to hone in on those of its musical phrases that will likely please humans. It then randomly switches, combines, adds and deletes notes and then runs the fitness test against that iteration. This is done again and again, with the resulting music moving more and more towards something that should maintain the appeal to humans, while still be something quite different, and new. 

These approaches to artificial creativity raise all kinds of interesting questions about the nature of creativitya... mehr »

Artificial Creativity

Here's a nice introduction to some of the evolutionary algorithmic approaches to producing machine-based creativity. 

In this case, the focus is on creating music by starting with a selection of musical phrases, then weeding those out by comparing them to music samples selected because of their appeal to the human ear. This fitness test helps the algorithm to hone in on those of its musical phrases that will likely please humans. It then randomly switches, combines, adds and deletes notes and then runs the fitness test against that iteration. This is done again and again, with the resulting music moving more and more towards something that should maintain the appeal to humans, while still be something quite different, and new. 

These approaches to artificial creativity raise all kinds of interesting questions about the nature of creativity and about humanity's role in creative expression in the future. 

HT +Guy Hoffman 

#artificialcreativity   #ai  ___

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2015-03-18 15:52:01 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

After a back and forth with +Steve Bonin on the wisdom of Singularity Barbie™  (http://goo.gl/a2jxXb), I found myself thinking about this quote from Carl Jung: 

"We rush impetuously into novelty,
driven by a mounting sense of insufficiency, 
dissatisfaction, and restlessness."
- Carl Jung

After a back and forth with +Steve Bonin on the wisdom of Singularity Barbie™  (http://goo.gl/a2jxXb), I found myself thinking about this quote from Carl Jung: 

"We rush impetuously into novelty,
driven by a mounting sense of insufficiency, 
dissatisfaction, and restlessness."
- Carl Jung___

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2015-03-18 15:24:51 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

A nice write up in +CoinTelegraph on +Synereo. It will give you a good overview of the plans for this next-generation social network. 

I'm not the person to ask about technical questions, but am quite sure I can rope in the right folks from the technical team should you have them. I'm now acting as an informal advisor to the group, and though there are naturally challenges to launching something this ambitious, I'm very excited about what this group is seeking to achieve. 

___A nice write up in +CoinTelegraph on +Synereo. It will give you a good overview of the plans for this next-generation social network. 

I'm not the person to ask about technical questions, but am quite sure I can rope in the right folks from the technical team should you have them. I'm now acting as an informal advisor to the group, and though there are naturally challenges to launching something this ambitious, I'm very excited about what this group is seeking to achieve. 

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2015-03-17 23:58:51 (33 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Earlier this week, Elon Musk teased in a tween that that the company would soon make an announcement that would "end range anxiety." They have a press conference coming up this Thursday, so perhaps we'll know more then. 

In the meantime, here's Musk musing on the future of people-driven cars: 

Musk said that the obvious move is to outlaw driving cars. "It's too dangerous," Musk said. "You can't have a person driving a two-ton death machine."

Even if that were to be the case, Musk cautioned what would be a slow sea change in the automotive industry, something that's already been the case with hybrid and electric vehicles.

"I think it is important to appreciate the size of the automotive industrial base," Musk said. "There's 2 billion of them." Moving everything to autonomous vehicles wouldt... mehr »

Earlier this week, Elon Musk teased in a tween that that the company would soon make an announcement that would "end range anxiety." They have a press conference coming up this Thursday, so perhaps we'll know more then. 

In the meantime, here's Musk musing on the future of people-driven cars: 

Musk said that the obvious move is to outlaw driving cars. "It's too dangerous," Musk said. "You can't have a person driving a two-ton death machine."

Even if that were to be the case, Musk cautioned what would be a slow sea change in the automotive industry, something that's already been the case with hybrid and electric vehicles.

"I think it is important to appreciate the size of the automotive industrial base," Musk said. "There's 2 billion of them." Moving everything to autonomous vehicles would take 20 years, he added, noting that the sheer capacity of car and truck production is limited to about 100 million new vehicles a year.___

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2015-03-17 16:12:27 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Kanazawa University, Japan, have succeeded in imaging structural dynamics of living neurons with an unprecedented spatial resolution.

https://www.technology.org/2015/03/15/scientists-develop-atomic-force-microscopy-for-imaging-nanoscale-dynamics-of-neurons/

Great find, +iPan Baal​.

More: 
http://www.kurzweilai.net/modified-atomic-force-microscope-allows-for-high-speed-high-res-imaging-of-live-neurons

You know what that is? That's a living neuron.

Mind = blown.___Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Kanazawa University, Japan, have succeeded in imaging structural dynamics of living neurons with an unprecedented spatial resolution.

https://www.technology.org/2015/03/15/scientists-develop-atomic-force-microscopy-for-imaging-nanoscale-dynamics-of-neurons/

Great find, +iPan Baal​.

More: 
http://www.kurzweilai.net/modified-atomic-force-microscope-allows-for-high-speed-high-res-imaging-of-live-neurons

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2015-03-17 03:08:19 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Barbie, the "Sociable Robot"

"She's constantly staying relevant and up-to-date."
Starting this fall, Barbie is going to stay way more hip, thanks to her new wifi connection that will tether her to a Barbie-in-the-cloud database of total Barbie-ness - the Great Barbie in the Sky. 

"I like to be on stage too."
Following in the fine tradition of Furbie and My Real Baby, this new "Hello Barbie" marks a shift to sociable robotics. She speaks, tells jokes and even carries on some limited form of conversation, taking into account some of what you say to her. This is software performing sociability. You can see some examples with the prototype of the toy revealed recently at the launch in New York (the video at the bottom of the attached article).

"I always say - anything is possible."
The new Barbie isn... mehr »

Barbie, the "Sociable Robot"

"She's constantly staying relevant and up-to-date."
Starting this fall, Barbie is going to stay way more hip, thanks to her new wifi connection that will tether her to a Barbie-in-the-cloud database of total Barbie-ness - the Great Barbie in the Sky. 

"I like to be on stage too."
Following in the fine tradition of Furbie and My Real Baby, this new "Hello Barbie" marks a shift to sociable robotics. She speaks, tells jokes and even carries on some limited form of conversation, taking into account some of what you say to her. This is software performing sociability. You can see some examples with the prototype of the toy revealed recently at the launch in New York (the video at the bottom of the attached article).

"I always say - anything is possible."
The new Barbie is not without her share of controversy, however. Little girls quite frequently like to talk to their dolls, even play acting with them to work out complex emotions or problems that they're having. So what do we make of a situation where those formerly intimate conversations are now being recorded and shared with Hasbro via some sort of Barbie cloud? This gets us into murky, tricky terrain. 

ToyTalk, the company behind the talking part of the new Barbie says it's still working through its privacy policy for the new doll, but notes that parents will be able to access the child's recordings. Hmmm...is that supposed to be reassuring? Shouldn't a kid be able to have a private conversation with a doll - to work things out that she may be going through without having her parents necessarily listening in? 

Learning Barbie
So, what exactly are ToyTalk and Hasbro hoping to do with all of the collected data? 

In an interview, ToyTalk chief executive Oren Jacob stressed that the audio files the doll collects will be used only to improve the product, including helping it build better speech recognition models for children. "The data is never used for anything to do with marketing or publicity or any of that stuff. Not at all," Jacob said.

In other words, starting this fall, thousands of little girls will become virtual mamas teaching their babies how to be sociable. Actually, it's not "babies" but rather one baby, a centralized meta-Barbie, hosted on a Barbie Cloud, getting smarter and smarter about how to interact with and get little girls to love her.

Welcome to the weird, new future of toys.
  
Related Topics: 
Unrequited Love in the Time of Technology
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/unrequited-love/
(for background on sociable computing)

The Key to Creating Value in Business
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/creating-value-in-business/
(for background on Internet of Things devices with a centralized service)

#barbie   #iot   #ai   #toys   #sociablerobotics  ___

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2015-03-16 22:09:51 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Bionics: Blurring Nature and Technology

The Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT is focusing on 4 areas of research:
* Brain Input/Output
* Body Input/Output
* Biomechatronics
* Regeneration

In this talk by Hugh Herr, you get a pretty in-depth look at what's happening right now with regenerating nerves to serve as an interface between the spinal column and prosthetics. He also talks about using synthesizing the reflexes of the calf muscle and achilles tendon, and how emergent behaviors come out of getting that model right. 

Herr notes that these ideas go back well over a hundred years, even showing a patent for an exoskeleton from 1890. Yep. 

This is a very interesting talk. Herr himself lost both of his lower legs in the 1980s and dreams of eliminating disability within this century. 

Bionics: Blurring Nature and Technology

The Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT is focusing on 4 areas of research:
* Brain Input/Output
* Body Input/Output
* Biomechatronics
* Regeneration

In this talk by Hugh Herr, you get a pretty in-depth look at what's happening right now with regenerating nerves to serve as an interface between the spinal column and prosthetics. He also talks about using synthesizing the reflexes of the calf muscle and achilles tendon, and how emergent behaviors come out of getting that model right. 

Herr notes that these ideas go back well over a hundred years, even showing a patent for an exoskeleton from 1890. Yep. 

This is a very interesting talk. Herr himself lost both of his lower legs in the 1980s and dreams of eliminating disability within this century. ___

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2015-03-16 17:21:23 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

And now for something really important: kiwifruit

Last night, over dinner, my son and I simultaneously came up with this idea for simplifying the kiwifruit-eating process, an issue that has perplexed humanity for decades. 

You can tell I really dressed up for this one. I'm basically just coming back from my workout and just had to see if it'd work. It did, and so my wife was nice enough to capture it, and suggested I share it. 

OK. Don't eat too many. You'll get a stomach ache. 

#kiwifruit   #lifehack   #kiwi  

And now for something really important: kiwifruit

Last night, over dinner, my son and I simultaneously came up with this idea for simplifying the kiwifruit-eating process, an issue that has perplexed humanity for decades. 

You can tell I really dressed up for this one. I'm basically just coming back from my workout and just had to see if it'd work. It did, and so my wife was nice enough to capture it, and suggested I share it. 

OK. Don't eat too many. You'll get a stomach ache. 

#kiwifruit   #lifehack   #kiwi  ___

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2015-03-14 16:28:44 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Google's "Knowledge-Based Trust" research is well-worth this community's understanding. It's not just about improving search results. It's about automating knowledge extraction from the web; knowledge that will improve search for sure, but also strengthen the Knowledge Graph and help transform Google Now into a much more powerful virtual personal assistant, and perhaps more. 

#machinelearning   #search   #knowledgegraph   #ai  

Google's "Knowledge-Based Trust" research is well-worth this community's understanding. It's not just about improving search results. It's about automating knowledge extraction from the web; knowledge that will improve search for sure, but also strengthen the Knowledge Graph and help transform Google Now into a much more powerful virtual personal assistant, and perhaps more. 

#machinelearning   #search   #knowledgegraph   #ai  ___

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2015-03-12 15:34:40 (84 comments, 36 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

This is another big one. It's an in-depth look at Google's recent research into what they're calling "Knowledge-Based Trust." 

In this piece, I do a fairly in-depth probe of what this research paper - and the research paper leading up to it last summer - actually say (and no, it wasn't easy - these are tough, tough papers). I've tried my best to explain what I found in plain English. And no, this isn't some kind of giant lie detector in the sky. 

What it is is actually far more interesting, and deeply intertwined with Google's efforts in artificial intelligence. I explain in this article that, even though the two papers seem to go out of their way not to talk about AI, this research is both made possible by machine learning techniques - and - is likely to contribute to Google's long-term efforts to build some sort of artificial generali... mehr »

This is another big one. It's an in-depth look at Google's recent research into what they're calling "Knowledge-Based Trust." 

In this piece, I do a fairly in-depth probe of what this research paper - and the research paper leading up to it last summer - actually say (and no, it wasn't easy - these are tough, tough papers). I've tried my best to explain what I found in plain English. And no, this isn't some kind of giant lie detector in the sky. 

What it is is actually far more interesting, and deeply intertwined with Google's efforts in artificial intelligence. I explain in this article that, even though the two papers seem to go out of their way not to talk about AI, this research is both made possible by machine learning techniques - and - is likely to contribute to Google's long-term efforts to build some sort of artificial general intelligence. Yep, bear with me.... 

This is a longer article, but I hope you will find it worth the time. I think it's an important topic. 

#knowledgebasedtrust   #ai   #artificialintelligence   #search  ___

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2015-03-11 15:02:29 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

+David Kutcher​ asks some great questions about creating content designed for slower and deeper engagement. This is a question I wrestle with myself because I tend to deal with weightier topics at times on my own site. So I found the recommendations here valuable.

I'm also interested particularly in moving people's reading experiences to contexts where it's easier to slow down and be less distracted. David touches on this, and I'm curious about people's thoughts on this - say sending articles to your Kindle, for example.

A Slow User Experience and why you should embrace it within your websites and content marketing

"A visitor's attention span is only 15 seconds", "we've got to capture the reader", "we've got to keep them moving along in the direction we want them to go", "we've got to give them options" ...

How often do you hear those statements when discussing web pages, web design and online marketing?

We've lost our rhythm and are giving short-shrift to the User's Reading Experience. And if you're curious what a Slow User Experience is, please read on :)

And I do hope you take the time to read, digest and enjoy. And my hope is that it inspires an action from you at the end.

A thank you to those who gave me early reads and valuable feedback: +Gina Fiedel, +Stephan Hovnanian, and +Vincent Messina   

As well as a thank you to those whose content, ideas and discussions germinated in my brain: +David Amerland, +Teodora Petkova, and +Gideon Rosenblatt 

#userexperience   #contentmarketing   #slowweb  ___+David Kutcher​ asks some great questions about creating content designed for slower and deeper engagement. This is a question I wrestle with myself because I tend to deal with weightier topics at times on my own site. So I found the recommendations here valuable.

I'm also interested particularly in moving people's reading experiences to contexts where it's easier to slow down and be less distracted. David touches on this, and I'm curious about people's thoughts on this - say sending articles to your Kindle, for example.

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2015-03-10 19:15:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

“Green beer” is way more than a novelty you down on St. Paddy’s Day..."

Great news, +Andrea Learned 

Our beer drinking has costs beyond the price of a pint. Love seeing breweries sign on to #climateaction  

Great piece from +Leon Kaye and +Triple Pundit ___“Green beer” is way more than a novelty you down on St. Paddy’s Day..."

Great news, +Andrea Learned 

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2015-03-10 14:32:52 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to +David Amerland for hitting this milestone. One million pages views on a single article is a pretty darned good indication that you've got your finger on the pulse of an issue that matters to people. Of the many great things I could say about David,  one of the things that most impresses me about the guy is his ability to consistently find topics that are of interest to lots of people, while also consistently finding new edges to explore in these topics.

Congratulations, David. And thanks for calling this milestone out, +Richi Jennings .  

One Million Readers on a Single Piece!

My time on the Forbes platform has always brought more unexpected turns than I had ever bargained for. Readers write to me often, my Twitter stream is awash with their comments and the pieces that resonate are never what i expect (though some do come close). 

#forbes   #writing  ___Congratulations to +David Amerland for hitting this milestone. One million pages views on a single article is a pretty darned good indication that you've got your finger on the pulse of an issue that matters to people. Of the many great things I could say about David,  one of the things that most impresses me about the guy is his ability to consistently find topics that are of interest to lots of people, while also consistently finding new edges to explore in these topics.

Congratulations, David. And thanks for calling this milestone out, +Richi Jennings .  

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2015-03-09 01:56:38 (91 comments, 31 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Knowledge-Based Trust vs. Truthiness

"That's really scary to think about on this weekend."

Was this Fox News reporter talking about her concerns around climate change? Nope, she's worrying about how Google's latest Knowledge-Based Trust research will affect the battle between facts and truthiness. 

What's interesting is that when you read the actual research paper (http://goo.gl/13krAS), one of the examples that the Google researchers use is actually the birthplace of President Obama, using it to show "Kenya" as an incorrect answer, while "U.S." is correct. Yep. Not truthiness, but truth. 

Might we be headed to a very different version of the web, where it's no longer “Let the public decide what’s the truth” and we start building in better accountability structures for facts and truth? I hopeso. ... mehr »

Knowledge-Based Trust vs. Truthiness

"That's really scary to think about on this weekend."

Was this Fox News reporter talking about her concerns around climate change? Nope, she's worrying about how Google's latest Knowledge-Based Trust research will affect the battle between facts and truthiness. 

What's interesting is that when you read the actual research paper (http://goo.gl/13krAS), one of the examples that the Google researchers use is actually the birthplace of President Obama, using it to show "Kenya" as an incorrect answer, while "U.S." is correct. Yep. Not truthiness, but truth. 

Might we be headed to a very different version of the web, where it's no longer “Let the public decide what’s the truth” and we start building in better accountability structures for facts and truth? I hope so. 

Yes, Peter Parker's uncle Ben got it right when he noted that "with great power comes great responsibility." And that will be very much true when (not if) Google rolls out these new capabilities in Search, but personally, I'm quite excited at the prospect and the destabilization of truthiness that we've learned to accept as modern reality. 

Thanks to +Karen Peck and +Robert T. Best for catching this one. 

Some background on the Knowledge Graph and Knowledge Vault and Google's efforts to automate the extraction of knowledge: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/knowledge-and-artificial-intelligence/___

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2015-03-07 21:48:39 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

This is just so devastatingly sad and inexcusable.

"There is absolutely no political or religious justification for the destruction of humanity's cultural heritage."

These acts can never be undone.

-=-=-=-=-=-===-=-=-=-=-

From James Carse in Finite and Infinite Games:

Evil is never intended as evil. Indeed, the contradiction inherent in all evil is that it originates in the desire to eliminate evil. “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.”

Evil arises in the honored belief that history can be tidied up, brought to a sensible conclusion. It is evil to act as though the past is bringing us to a specifiable end. It is evil to assume that the past will make sense only if we bring it to an issue we have clearly in view. It is evil for a nation to believe it is “the last, best hope on earth.” It is evil to think history is toend wit... mehr »

This is just so devastatingly sad and inexcusable.

"There is absolutely no political or religious justification for the destruction of humanity's cultural heritage."

These acts can never be undone.

-=-=-=-=-=-===-=-=-=-=-

From James Carse in Finite and Infinite Games:

Evil is never intended as evil. Indeed, the contradiction inherent in all evil is that it originates in the desire to eliminate evil. “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.”

Evil arises in the honored belief that history can be tidied up, brought to a sensible conclusion. It is evil to act as though the past is bringing us to a specifiable end. It is evil to assume that the past will make sense only if we bring it to an issue we have clearly in view. It is evil for a nation to believe it is “the last, best hope on earth.” It is evil to think history is to end with a return to Zion, or with the classless society, or with the Islamicization of all living infidels.

Your history does not belong to me. We live with each other in a common history.

Infinite players understand the inescapable likelihood of evil. They therefore do not attempt to eliminate evil in others, for to do so is the very impulse of evil itself, and therefore a contradiction. They only attempt paradoxically to recognize in themselves the evil that takes the form of attempting to eliminate evil elsewhere.

Evil is not the inclusion of finite games in an infinite game, but the restriction of all play to one or another finite game.___

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2015-03-07 16:48:30 (11 comments, 14 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

“People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”

― Luciano Pavarotti

“People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”

― Luciano Pavarotti___

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2015-03-07 04:10:24 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

"Nowadays we can see as never before that the peril which threatens all of us comes not from nature, but from man, from the psyches of the individual and the mass. The psychic aberration of man is the danger. Everything depends upon whether or not our psyche functions properly. If certain persons lose their heads nowadays, a hydrogen bomb will go off."
                  - Carl Jung

"Nowadays we can see as never before that the peril which threatens all of us comes not from nature, but from man, from the psyches of the individual and the mass. The psychic aberration of man is the danger. Everything depends upon whether or not our psyche functions properly. If certain persons lose their heads nowadays, a hydrogen bomb will go off."
                  - Carl Jung___

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2015-03-06 16:25:46 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Talk about revolutionizing the supply chain. This is very smart, at least while the market for the highest-end 3D printers remains beyond the reach of end users. 

Thanks for spotting and sharing this, +John Hagel 

#3dprinting   #amazon  

Gives new meaning to just in time production - Amazon files patent for 3D printing products in the delivery truck___Talk about revolutionizing the supply chain. This is very smart, at least while the market for the highest-end 3D printers remains beyond the reach of end users. 

Thanks for spotting and sharing this, +John Hagel 

#3dprinting   #amazon  

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2015-03-06 04:09:37 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Goodnight sun. 

Taken in San Diego back in December. 

Goodnight sun. 

Taken in San Diego back in December. ___

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2015-03-06 00:13:23 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Soulful Organization 

As some of you know, I've been exploring the idea of soulful companies for a while now, and it looks like I've got fellow traveler on this road. Very nice to see Frederic Laloux diving into this idea of the soulful organization. 

Here are the three core aspects of what Frederic has found through his research:
* Self-management
* Wholeness
* Evolutionary purpose

#soulfulcompany   #purpose  

Soulful Organization 

As some of you know, I've been exploring the idea of soulful companies for a while now, and it looks like I've got fellow traveler on this road. Very nice to see Frederic Laloux diving into this idea of the soulful organization. 

Here are the three core aspects of what Frederic has found through his research:
* Self-management
* Wholeness
* Evolutionary purpose

#soulfulcompany   #purpose  ___

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2015-03-05 19:22:55 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I don't even know where to start in pulling quotes from this great piece. So, I'll just pull this one:

"The Web is an impossibly large, semi-persistent realm of items discoverable in their dense inter-connections."

"That sounds familiar. Oh, yeah, that's what the world is."

"Unlike the real world, every thing and every connection on the Web was created by some one of us expressing an interest and an assumption about how those small pieces go together."

Oh, and this beauty:

"Every time you call us "consumers" we feel like cows looking up the word "meat."

Oh, yeah, and this too: 

"When personalizing something is creepy, it's a pretty good indication that you don't understand what it means to be a person."

"Personal is human.... mehr »

After 15 years after Cluetrain, (16 if you have the math), +Doc Searls and I have posted New Clues. In 1999 we were driven to post (along with +Christopher Locke and +Rick Levine ) because the media and businss were getting the Web so wrong. This time it's as a response to the somber-to-depressed mood even among Net optimists. 

We've done this as an open source publishing project: it's in the public domain and we've posted the clues at GitHub in application-friendly formats, including JSON, XML, and OPML. We're thrilled that +Dave Winer has already created a "listicle" version. And Medium has taken all the text, redesigned it, slapped on a new title, and posted it. 

Curious to know what you think of it.___I don't even know where to start in pulling quotes from this great piece. So, I'll just pull this one:

"The Web is an impossibly large, semi-persistent realm of items discoverable in their dense inter-connections."

"That sounds familiar. Oh, yeah, that's what the world is."

"Unlike the real world, every thing and every connection on the Web was created by some one of us expressing an interest and an assumption about how those small pieces go together."

Oh, and this beauty:

"Every time you call us "consumers" we feel like cows looking up the word "meat."

Oh, yeah, and this too: 

"When personalizing something is creepy, it's a pretty good indication that you don't understand what it means to be a person."

"Personal is human. Personalized isn't."

And, don't forget:

"Web pages are about connecting. Apps are about control."

"As we move from the Web to an app-based world, we lose the commons we were building together."

It's so great to see +Doc Searls and +David Weinberger collaborating on something like this again. 

Thanks very much +Denis Labelle for flagging this for me. 

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2015-03-05 04:07:47 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Moment

There are moments in life that account for more meaning than others. You know these moments by their timeless quality. We feel them in our waking consciousness just as we would a dream in our unconscious.

What lifts these experiences up into higher realms of moment is that they are 'curlings' in our life; our most precious lessons; points where life itself turns and twists in ways that give it meaning and dimension in time.

In the writing of stories, this is known as the plot twist and it draws upon this real world phenomenon that is open to each of us to feel in our lives. To lead a life where one is unaware of our curlings, is to lead a life closed off to our greatest signals.

We describe these sensations as being etched into our memory; when, in fact, they are embedded into our experience. You can easily and instantly recall them at any... mehr »

Moment

There are moments in life that account for more meaning than others. You know these moments by their timeless quality. We feel them in our waking consciousness just as we would a dream in our unconscious.

What lifts these experiences up into higher realms of moment is that they are 'curlings' in our life; our most precious lessons; points where life itself turns and twists in ways that give it meaning and dimension in time.

In the writing of stories, this is known as the plot twist and it draws upon this real world phenomenon that is open to each of us to feel in our lives. To lead a life where one is unaware of our curlings, is to lead a life closed off to our greatest signals.

We describe these sensations as being etched into our memory; when, in fact, they are embedded into our experience. You can easily and instantly recall them at any moment because they are essential aspects of who you are; the milestones that define the journey that is your life. ___

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2015-03-04 19:47:39 (68 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Land Area Modified by Human Action

Been thinking more about human impact on the planet over the long-run, and it took me back to some earlier work: 

Twenty-eight percent of the planet’s land mass is forested, another 21% is high mountains, tundra and deserts, but the remaining 51% of Earth’s non-ice-bound landmass is already modified by humans in the ways outlined in this chart.

More: 
Technology Ecology: Connections that Sculpt Our World
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/technology-ecology/

Land Area Modified by Human Action

Been thinking more about human impact on the planet over the long-run, and it took me back to some earlier work: 

Twenty-eight percent of the planet’s land mass is forested, another 21% is high mountains, tundra and deserts, but the remaining 51% of Earth’s non-ice-bound landmass is already modified by humans in the ways outlined in this chart.

More: 
Technology Ecology: Connections that Sculpt Our World
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/technology-ecology/___

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2015-03-04 02:10:40 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Not that I spend a ton of time in nature in the midwest, but more that I am excited for +Jeff Sayre for publishing this field guide, after what seems obviously a ton of work. Congratulations, Jeff! 

My Field Guide Is Finally Finished!!!

After two and a half years of travel, research, writing, and photography, the book that I have been creating on the side (okay, almost full time) is about to be released on April 21, 2015! It has been a long haul and a great adventure.

Thanks to +Kenn Kaufman and his wife Kim for including me on this amazing piece of work!

You can pre-order the book from Amazon right now (yes, affiliate link because -- why not!):

http://www.amazon.com/Kaufman-Field-Nature-Midwest-Guides/dp/0618456945/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=sayremedia-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=3TYRYH7KMTQJFJR6&creativeASIN=0618456945

/cc +Meg Tufano +Meihui Su +Manu Sporny +Gideon Rosenblatt +Jeff Jockisch +Jeffrey J Davis +Robert Scoble +Gregory Esau +Peter G McDermott +John Blossom +Jason Fritz +Kingsley Idehen +John Kellden +Ward Plunet +Mike Elgan +Rajini Rao +Steve Ardire +Able Lawrence 

and many more…

#fieldguide   #nature   #wildlifephotography   #botany   #ecology  ___Not that I spend a ton of time in nature in the midwest, but more that I am excited for +Jeff Sayre for publishing this field guide, after what seems obviously a ton of work. Congratulations, Jeff! 

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2015-03-04 00:04:28 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Good tip from +John Skeats on how to control which of your Google+ circles show up when you select "All Contacts" in the new Google Contacts service. You'll still be able to see any of your other circles there by simply clicking on the "Circles" dropdown menu item. All this does is allow you to limit who from your Google+ circles show up when you look at all your contacts. 

Also, it's worth noting that with Contacts, it now becomes much easier for others to see your email address if you've set it to public. To check this or restrict who has access to it, go to "About" page of your Google+ profile, look for the "Contact Information" and select "edit." Next to your contact information, you will see a little dropdown menu that allows you to choose from "Extended circles", "Public", "Your circles",&... mehr »

Control Which Google+ Contacts Appear in Contacts Preview All contacts Category

The All contacts category in Google's new Contacts Preview includes all of the people in your contacts plus Google+ contacts who are in circles in Your circles in Google+. You can remove Google+ contacts from the All contacts category by changing which circles are included in Your circles as follows:

1. Select Settings at the bottom of the Google+ main menu.
2. Scroll down to the Your circles section.
3. Click the Customize button.
4. Remove checks from in front of the circles containing people you do not want to have appear in Contacts Preview All contacts.

Note that this will also affect who posts and other content is shared with in Google+ if you use Your circles when sharing.

#ContactsPreview   #GooglePlus   #GooglePlusTips  ___Good tip from +John Skeats on how to control which of your Google+ circles show up when you select "All Contacts" in the new Google Contacts service. You'll still be able to see any of your other circles there by simply clicking on the "Circles" dropdown menu item. All this does is allow you to limit who from your Google+ circles show up when you look at all your contacts. 

Also, it's worth noting that with Contacts, it now becomes much easier for others to see your email address if you've set it to public. To check this or restrict who has access to it, go to "About" page of your Google+ profile, look for the "Contact Information" and select "edit." Next to your contact information, you will see a little dropdown menu that allows you to choose from "Extended circles", "Public", "Your circles", "Only you", or "Custom" (which allows you to specify people and/or circles). Changing these settings will determine who can see your email and phone number in the new Contacts service. 

By the way, I'm excited about the new Contacts. I've a feeling it may be the first of a series of upgrades that will be coming. No inside scoop here; just my Spidey Sense.

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