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Google Россия817,970*22 апреля в 19:00 (МСК) на странице +Google Россия пройдёт видеовстреча, посвящённая вопросам интеграции Google+ и YouTube.* Гиды форумов @100275833344620826400 и @100541073128408623254 расскажут о том, как эффективнее использовать оба сервиса вместе, создавать единый бренд для своего канала/страницы/профиля, как оформлять посты и события, общаться с аудиторией. Мы также затронем самые распространенные проблемы с использованием этих сервисов: привязка канала к страницам Google+, управление комментариями, получение персональных URL и не только. На ваши вопросы будут отвечать Ведущие Участники с форумов Google+ и #YouTube . Вопросы принимаются через приложение «Вопросы» (http://goo.gl/R8irn1) или в комментариях к мероприятию. Чтобы поучаствовать в видеовстрече, примите приглашение на это мероприятие и перейдите по ссылке на прямой эфир в указанное время. Полезные ссылки: Сообщество Поддержки Google+: g.co/GooglePlusRu; Форум Поддержки Google+: http://goo.gl/asTbP; Сообщество Авторов YouTube: http://goo.gl/XjO8uY; Форум Поддержки YouTube: http://goo.gl/oJ6yxR.   #HOA #YouTube #GooglePlusКак работают вместе Google+ и YouTube. Отвечаем на самые часто задаваемые вопросы!2015-04-22 18:00:00347  
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G+ Android version 9.6.0: Support for GBoard Animated GIFs

Starting today with version 9.6.0 of the G+ Android client, we are enabling a new feature: support for adding animated GIFs to your posts and comments using Gboard! Now it’s easy to find and send an Animated GIF for the perfect reaction.

We hope you have as much fun using this new feature as we did in developing and testing it!

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G+ Android version 9.6.0: Support for GBoard Animated GIFs

Starting today with version 9.6.0 of the G+ Android client, we are enabling a new feature: support for adding animated GIFs to your posts and comments using Gboard! Now it’s easy to find and send an Animated GIF for the perfect reaction.

We hope you have as much fun using this new feature as we did in developing and testing it!

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2017-03-03 18:48:36 (187 comments; 131 reshares; 1,577 +1s; )Open 

Three Rockets Launched within Hours Explore Auroras over Alaska
 
Three NASA rockets carrying instruments into active auroras over Alaska to aid scientists studying the northern lights and the interactions of the solar wind with Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere were launched within a nearly two-hour period March 2, 2017.
 
The instruments were successfully carried on Black IX sounding rockets from the Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. The first two rockets were launched nearly simultaneously at 12:41 a.m. and 12:42:30 a.m. EST as part of the Neutral Jets in Auroral Arcs mission.  The third rocket launched at 2:50 a.m. EST was part of the Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS or ISINGLASS mission.
 
Preliminary reports indicate that data was received from instruments aboard all three rockets.
 
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2017-03-27 20:29:03 (65 comments; 48 reshares; 1,208 +1s; )Open 

Norway Skies

Fantastic shot, +Maciej Markiewicz!

Norwegian jewels

Today an image made during my first trip to Norway. This one was made close to the Jostedalsbreen National Park with a #Sony A900 I was using at that time. Have a great week


Shared today for the +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell #mountainmonday
+NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist #NatureMonday, +BTP Landscape Pro curated by +Nancy Dempsey +Nancy Dempsey #BTPLandscapePro
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
+European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +*** +Michael Muraz +Susanne Ramharter #EuropeanPhotography
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Anja Wessels +David D +Leo Schubert Foto +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow #hqsplandscape___Norway Skies

Fantastic shot, +Maciej Markiewicz!

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2017-03-27 19:32:44 (67 comments; 20 reshares; 244 +1s; )Open 

Community Management Best Practices: Full vs Limited Member setting

Recently, Google made an important update to the way Google+ Communities can be moderated. This update has a direct effect on controlling the quality of content seen in the Community, and making sure only trusted users can share that content.

What is the update?

Community Moderators can now enable the new "Hold Posts for Review" option. If enabled, Moderators can then select who becomes a Limited Member - either Everyone (all current members), or just new members joining the Community.

What's a Limited Member?

Limited Members have full access to comment, +1 and reshare Community content. They can also share content to the community, but it will be placed into a special new queue until a moderator reviews them and decides whether they are appropriate... mehr »

Community Management Best Practices: Full vs Limited Member setting

Recently, Google made an important update to the way Google+ Communities can be moderated. This update has a direct effect on controlling the quality of content seen in the Community, and making sure only trusted users can share that content.

What is the update?

Community Moderators can now enable the new "Hold Posts for Review" option. If enabled, Moderators can then select who becomes a Limited Member - either Everyone (all current members), or just new members joining the Community.

What's a Limited Member?

Limited Members have full access to comment, +1 and reshare Community content. They can also share content to the community, but it will be placed into a special new queue until a moderator reviews them and decides whether they are appropriate for the general Community members to see. How long it takes for a Moderator to approve/reject the post depends on the Community's Moderators themselves, as they will need to manually review posts in the queue. Posts for regular members (ones who are not Limited Members) do not get held for review.

How does a Limited Member become a Full Member?

If the Community Owners and Moderators decide that a Limited Member has demonstrated that their posts are of high enough quality, the Owner or Moderator can promote the person from being a Limited Member to a Full Member. The reverse is also true, in that Owners/Moderators have the ability to demote Full Members to being Limited Members, as well.

Why the change?

Google have listened to the user feedback, requesting the ability for Community Owners and Moderators to control whether low quality content is seen in the Community.

How is this new Hold for Review queue enabled?

Community Owners and Moderators can enable the Hold for Review queue from within the ‘Edit Community’ dialog of their Community.

This post was written by Community Vanguards member +Paul Snedden___

2017-03-27 16:36:58 (19 comments; 4 reshares; 161 +1s; )Open 

Engage your audience by getting to know them

Check out +Rajesh Narayanan's Collections tips & tricks post where he talks about timing, presentation, polls, and more ways to engage your audience on Google+.

#Collections101 is only one day away, tune into the livestream on March 28th for more helpful Collections tips! (https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/YHY9aLDRPHX)

Collections tips and tricks
Hello !
Recently one of my page's collection with great support from G+ has now 1 million followers. I would like to share few tips and tricks, having been here for a quite a while :)
(I am not a good writer, so I will just highlight the points. Please bear with me.)

1.First and foremost is know your audience.
Unless you know your audience and their tastes, it is difficult to get real engagement.
2.Timing of the post is as important as the audience. Choose the best day and time, which you can identify after few postings.
3. Present it in the best possible way - headlines, short summary and about 3 or hashtags, with a good picture. It all depends on the niche you are posting about.
I have seen few food collections with blog/web links alone, which don't get good engagement. People don't like link dropping.
4. Another way to attract audience and get good engagement is to create polls on topics, which the audience might be interested or related to you collection.
5.Share your posts with one or two active communities, related to your collection.

Above all we need some good support from G+ :)
I am sure collections with great content are given good exposure from Create team.
It is easy. But, yes, it takes time !
#collections101



___Engage your audience by getting to know them

Check out +Rajesh Narayanan's Collections tips & tricks post where he talks about timing, presentation, polls, and more ways to engage your audience on Google+.

#Collections101 is only one day away, tune into the livestream on March 28th for more helpful Collections tips! (https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/YHY9aLDRPHX)

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2017-03-25 23:23:47 (79 comments; 35 reshares; 345 +1s; )Open 

Adding captions to your images will bring your post to life

Want to create quality Collections? +Azlin Bloor recommends adding a few words to your posts to reach out to your audience and engage your followers!

Interested in more tips? Join us for the #Collections101 livestream on March 28th! More info here: https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/YHY9aLDRPHX

Creating Quality Collections
>Add Words to your Images!<

Collections shouldn't just be about the images and the hashtags.
If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine how much more it'll be saying when you add just a few words to it!
>> You want to reach out to your audience and get more engagement and followers, don't you?

Don't know where to start?
Not good with words?
No Sweat!

Go Back to Basics
* WHO is in the picture?
* WHAT is happening?
* WHERE was the picture taken?
* WHEN was the picture taken?
* WHY

See how easy it can be to create quality Collections?

#Collections101 ___Adding captions to your images will bring your post to life

Want to create quality Collections? +Azlin Bloor recommends adding a few words to your posts to reach out to your audience and engage your followers!

Interested in more tips? Join us for the #Collections101 livestream on March 28th! More info here: https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/YHY9aLDRPHX

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2017-03-25 17:00:41 (74 comments; 17 reshares; 273 +1s; )Open 

Create Compelling Collections

+Shane Dallas shares some great tips on how to find your voice and create Collections that stand out.

For more tips and insights, tune into #Collections101 on March 28th! https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/YHY9aLDRPHX

I love the creative process of deciding on and building Collections. After putting together a number of them over the past 2 years, there are some important lessons I've learnt.

Be Different
Number one is to try something different. Don't do what everyone else is doing, build a Collection that only you can build. For my travel photos, I post different locations to the usual tourist route and it is what I'm known for. Remember to not find your niche with your Collections, find your voice instead!

Choose A Narrow Theme
I've seen wonderful Collections of subway stations, doors and windows - it works beautifully. I tend to have mine a bit broader. For example, notice with the Egypt title, it says Lower Egypt - why? Because I know that any journey to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel) is going to give me many dozens of photos to post, and I don't want my Collections to get too large - which would certainly occur is I put all my Egypt photos into one Collection.

Cover Photo and Colours
Look at the photo with this post - notice how I try to match the dominant colour in the cover photo with the colour of the Collections. This occurs in 4 of the 6 Collections - especially with Somaliland and Iconic Monuments. Iran is different, as there are so many colours coming through the window there is no dominant one, so purple seemed to match with the Collection name of "Majesty". Also Lower Egypt - the colour reminded me of what it was like to be in the tombs, that neutral colour - but not dark and depressing - it felt more vibrant to me, so I chose a lighter tone.

Order your Images Carefully
I always try to avoid posting similar images together. For example, in the Sana'a Collection, I try to mix images of people, buildings and cityscapes - you won't find too many of each clumped together. Likewise, for Indonesia, the images come from 5 different area I've visited in the country, but it is rare to see more than 2 photos from the same area posted in a row.

#Collections101
___Create Compelling Collections

+Shane Dallas shares some great tips on how to find your voice and create Collections that stand out.

For more tips and insights, tune into #Collections101 on March 28th! https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/YHY9aLDRPHX

2017-03-24 17:43:24 (65 comments; 20 reshares; 254 +1s; )Open 

'Foods & Cooking Gadgets' is your new guilty pleasure Collection

This quirky Collection is filled with two things:

1. Cool kitchen gadgets that you never knew existed.

2. Snacks and treats that are extremely unhealthy but look oh-so good 😩

(If you know of any Quirky Collections that we should feature, please drop the link in the comment section so everyone can check it out!)

'Foods & Cooking Gadgets' is your new guilty pleasure Collection

This quirky Collection is filled with two things:

1. Cool kitchen gadgets that you never knew existed.

2. Snacks and treats that are extremely unhealthy but look oh-so good 😩

(If you know of any Quirky Collections that we should feature, please drop the link in the comment section so everyone can check it out!)___

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2017-03-24 16:46:45 (39 comments; 17 reshares; 317 +1s; )Open 

Move and remove posts from Collections

A helpful reminder from +Nina Trankova that you can move or remove from a Collection. It's never too late to start a Collection and retroactively move posts there to populate it.

Our #Collections101 live stream will be happening on March 28th, we're looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Remove and Move Posts in Collections
Are you making changes in your Collections? With "move and remove" option this is made easy.
#GooglePlusCollections #removeandmove___Move and remove posts from Collections

A helpful reminder from +Nina Trankova that you can move or remove from a Collection. It's never too late to start a Collection and retroactively move posts there to populate it.

Our #Collections101 live stream will be happening on March 28th, we're looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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2017-03-23 14:40:44 (53 comments; 26 reshares; 399 +1s; )Open 

#Collections101 is next week!

Collections are a central piece of what makes Google+ special. If you want to learn more about them and receive tips & tricks on how to make your Collections awesome, then be sure to attend the #Collections101 event on March 28th!

Visit the Collections Community to learn more: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104797282868426074024

FIVE days to #Collections101!
Save the date: 3/28, 9.30am PDT (UTC-7)

What is Collections 101?
Want to learn how to create high quality Collections and increase your exposure on Google+? Collections 101 will not only bring you tips on how to create Collections that stand out, but you’ll also hear insider strategies for creating great content from our expert panelists, +Peter Quinton & +Randy Resnick!

When is it? How do I join?
The event is March 28th, at 9.30am Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). Anybody can join, just use this link to access the YouTube livestream on the day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9PIKbfXoLw

Got questions for our Panelists? Leave a comment below.
See you there! ___#Collections101 is next week!

Collections are a central piece of what makes Google+ special. If you want to learn more about them and receive tips & tricks on how to make your Collections awesome, then be sure to attend the #Collections101 event on March 28th!

Visit the Collections Community to learn more: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104797282868426074024

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2017-03-22 18:39:31 (59 comments; 34 reshares; 510 +1s; )Open 

Know great work when you see it? Let us know! We're excited to get your help finding the best Collections and Communities to feature on Google+.

Getting your help to find the best Collections and Communities

We know you know Google+ best. That's why we're excited to get your help identifying the best Collections and Communities to feature. Featured Collections and Communities are more likely to show up in recommendations and represent the most interesting aspects of our network. From Lego photography to aviation, Google+ is a destination for people interested in just about about anything.

We're starting with a small group of folks to see how things go. If you'd like to help out, please let us know here: https://goo.gl/forms/C5EwVYNSkKDdJPtf2___Know great work when you see it? Let us know! We're excited to get your help finding the best Collections and Communities to feature on Google+.

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2017-03-20 16:57:46 (87 comments; 37 reshares; 524 +1s; )Open 

Community Management Best Practices: Collaboration Driving Community Engagement

This post was written by Community Vanguards member +nomad dimitri​, who runs the Foodies+ Community along with +Azlin Bloor​

Cooking together through posts: Labs at Foodies+

It is almost 4 years since we launched the "Let's cook together" experiment at our Foodies+ Community. It has been a success and, 4 years later, it is still running. I am especially proud of it because, to work, it implies a lot of commitment and trust among participants, so the bar is very high.

(You can read the details below but, essentially, participants schedule to cook a particular dish "together", coordinating their cooking & posting and, essentially, "interlinking" their posts on launch day, so each post points to all the others. This way, on asin... mehr »

"Let's cook together": a new series at foodies+

Here's the idea:
- a foodie+ member comes up with a fun recipe or menu to try together with other members & makes an invitation post 
- members that are interested in participating do so by commenting on the invitation post & arrange responsibilities ie I will cook this, you cook that (example: see comments on post above)
- each participating member cooks their own part of the recipe or menu as agreed
- each participating member prepares a post on their own part of the recipe or menu
- on "publication day", all participating members post together, linking each other's posts together & tagging them with #foodiescooktogether
- the end result are interlinked posts by multiple members covering a particular recipe or menu

Example: 
1. My invitation post (here: http://goo.gl/nsBPo) was to help me cook Chef Scott Carsberg's famous double dessert: Orange confit + Chocolate Caramel Mousse
2. I made the Orange confit (which is hard enough) & I was looking for members to attempt the even more difficult Chocolate Caramel Mousse
3. To my delight, not one but three members, +Lisa Watson , +Sally Weatherley  & +Anne Ricci , rose up to the challenge
4. We all posted together & interlinked our posts - this means that from any of the posts you can find the others by clicking on the links at the end of the post (example final post here: http://goo.gl/Mbie2)

Ready to try it?
-
#foodiescooktogether
#nomadimitrig+communities___Community Management Best Practices: Collaboration Driving Community Engagement

This post was written by Community Vanguards member +nomad dimitri​, who runs the Foodies+ Community along with +Azlin Bloor​

Cooking together through posts: Labs at Foodies+

It is almost 4 years since we launched the "Let's cook together" experiment at our Foodies+ Community. It has been a success and, 4 years later, it is still running. I am especially proud of it because, to work, it implies a lot of commitment and trust among participants, so the bar is very high.

(You can read the details below but, essentially, participants schedule to cook a particular dish "together", coordinating their cooking & posting and, essentially, "interlinking" their posts on launch day, so each post points to all the others. This way, on a single day, the same recipe is published by several members while a reader, by clicking on one post, gets the links to all the other ones as well, thereby accessing different "takes" on the same dish.)

The concept has broadened through the years (the hashtag is now #labsatfoodiesplus) and "to lab" a recipe in our community also means to test another member's recipe & interlink the posts.

The additional value of undertaking complicated experiments in a community is that it helps you identify truly committed members among whom, eventually, you can recruit successful moderators.

(And here, just below, is the reshared post i refer to above).

Check it out: https://plus.google.com/communities/114884141077604568395

2017-03-17 18:39:55 (103 comments; 59 reshares; 373 +1s; )Open 

Vibrant & Colorful Reflections From Tokyo

+Tetsu Fukushima's Collection ToykoReflection is simple yet vibrant and beautiful. 

Vibrant & Colorful Reflections From Tokyo

+Tetsu Fukushima's Collection ToykoReflection is simple yet vibrant and beautiful. ___

2017-03-16 16:57:18 (82 comments; 31 reshares; 413 +1s; )Open 

#Collections101 Panelist: +Peter Quinton
Save the date: March 28th, 2017

We are excited to announce our second #Collections 101 panelist, +Peter Quinton!

Peter is a lawyer, a farmer, and a writer. He used to write serious stuff about constitutional law, copyright/digital law, and social change, but these days has more fun writing about dragons and time. He lives in the southeast mountains of Australia: hiking to waterfalls, chasing eagles, and sailing on mountain lakes. On G+, Peter has built various types of collections to help tell his stories and organize his photographic adventures. Peter hopes that some of this experience will be useful for others as part of the learning process around the development of collections and Collections 101.

What is #Collections101?

Want to learn how to create... mehr »

#Collections101 Panelist: +Peter Quinton
Save the date: March 28th, 2017

We are excited to announce our second #Collections 101 panelist, +Peter Quinton!

Peter is a lawyer, a farmer, and a writer. He used to write serious stuff about constitutional law, copyright/digital law, and social change, but these days has more fun writing about dragons and time. He lives in the southeast mountains of Australia: hiking to waterfalls, chasing eagles, and sailing on mountain lakes. On G+, Peter has built various types of collections to help tell his stories and organize his photographic adventures. Peter hopes that some of this experience will be useful for others as part of the learning process around the development of collections and Collections 101.

What is #Collections101?

Want to learn how to create high quality Collections and increase your exposure on Google+? Collections 101 will not only bring you the basics on Collections, but also give you insider tips on how to create Collections that stand out. The event is March 28th 2017, at 9.30am Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). Stay tuned for more information about the live-stream!

Leave a comment if you have any Collections questions for Peter, and be sure to check out his breathtaking Collections like this one about the Waterfalls and Cascades of Australia!___

2017-03-15 13:45:19 (53 comments; 39 reshares; 509 +1s; )Open 

Ketogenic for Life

Community Vanguards member +Kimberly Ann Graham runs the San Francisco & Bay Area Local Guides Community, and most recently has started a new Community centered around the Ketogenic lifestyle. Read on to find out why she started this group:

"Kimberly Ann Graham here! My most recent Community is a project reflecting my passion for health and fitness. It's centered on the Ketogenic lifestyle. Keto is dietary plan that many scientific studies support as a better diet to help people avoid things like diabetes, possibly cancer and Alzheimer's. It's also a sure-fire way to lose and control your weight.

I'm currently doing a 6 week Weight Loss Challenge at my gym (ends Monday) and I decided to go hardcore Keto. Turns out, that's difficult to get started on but once there, it's amazing! I've currently lost 17 pounds and... mehr »

Ketogenic for Life

Community Vanguards member +Kimberly Ann Graham runs the San Francisco & Bay Area Local Guides Community, and most recently has started a new Community centered around the Ketogenic lifestyle. Read on to find out why she started this group:

"Kimberly Ann Graham here! My most recent Community is a project reflecting my passion for health and fitness. It's centered on the Ketogenic lifestyle. Keto is dietary plan that many scientific studies support as a better diet to help people avoid things like diabetes, possibly cancer and Alzheimer's. It's also a sure-fire way to lose and control your weight.

I'm currently doing a 6 week Weight Loss Challenge at my gym (ends Monday) and I decided to go hardcore Keto. Turns out, that's difficult to get started on but once there, it's amazing! I've currently lost 17 pounds and plan to keep losing till I hit a better weight for me.

My Community is special because I don't believe there is another one dedicated to this subject on G+. I looked for one to join before I created this one. I'd like to reach anyone that's looking for a better way and have them join and contribute."

https://plus.google.com/communities/116772097331398747097___

2017-03-14 17:42:48 (97 comments; 40 reshares; 422 +1s; )Open 

#Collections101 Panelist: +Randy Resnick

Save the date: March 28th, 2017

We are excited to announce our first #Collections101 panelist, Randy Resnick!

Randy is a musician, a writer and longtime internet aficionado. His Paris communication business helped put several of the top Bordeaux and Burgundy wines on the Internet. In 2007, he founded the IP Communications and VoIP Community weekly conference, first in audio, and now on Youtube Live. He has created 18 collections and keeps wondering if that is enough. It is this enthusiasm that has inspired him to participate in Collections 101.

What is #Collections101?

Want to learn how to create high quality Collections and increase your exposure on Google+? Collections 101 will not only bring you the basics on Collections, but also give you... mehr »

#Collections101 Panelist: +Randy Resnick

Save the date: March 28th, 2017

We are excited to announce our first #Collections101 panelist, Randy Resnick!

Randy is a musician, a writer and longtime internet aficionado. His Paris communication business helped put several of the top Bordeaux and Burgundy wines on the Internet. In 2007, he founded the IP Communications and VoIP Community weekly conference, first in audio, and now on Youtube Live. He has created 18 collections and keeps wondering if that is enough. It is this enthusiasm that has inspired him to participate in Collections 101.

What is #Collections101?

Want to learn how to create high quality Collections and increase your exposure on Google+? Collections 101 will not only bring you the basics on Collections, but also give you insider tips on how to create Collections that stand out. The event is March 28th 2017, at 9.30am Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). Stay tuned for our next panelist and more information about the live-stream!

Leave a comment if you have any Collections questions for Randy, and be sure to check out his inspiring Collections like this one about Saving Earth’s Oceans!
___

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2017-03-13 19:44:34 (145 comments; 81 reshares; 1,055 +1s; )Open 

+Ron Clifford's Antarctic Adventures

Take a quick moment out of your day to explore this cool Collection of photography from the 'forgotten' continent. (https://plus.google.com/collection/Qb5aJB)

Great work, Ron!

+Ron Clifford's Antarctic Adventures

Take a quick moment out of your day to explore this cool Collection of photography from the 'forgotten' continent. (https://plus.google.com/collection/Qb5aJB)

Great work, Ron!___

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2017-03-13 17:07:24 (83 comments; 54 reshares; 454 +1s; )Open 

Hold For Review

Find out how to take advantage of this useful Community setting with Community Vanguards member +Margaret Tompkins

What Is It? And How Do I Get It? Hold for Review is the strongest feature provided by Google to protect communities from pornography and spam. It is a community wide setting enabled by an owner or moderator. From the 3 dots menu on the upper left of your community home page, select “Edit Community”. The second setting is “Hold posts for review”. When invoking Hold for Review, you will be given two choices for “Whose posts do you want to review?” The options are EVERYONE and ONLY NEW MEMBERS.

How Does It Work?

With Hold for Review, posts are held in a special queue that is only seen by moderators and owners. Your members don’t see the post until you have had a chance to review it to see if it is suitable foryour communit... mehr »

Hold For Review

Find out how to take advantage of this useful Community setting with Community Vanguards member +Margaret Tompkins

What Is It? And How Do I Get It? Hold for Review is the strongest feature provided by Google to protect communities from pornography and spam. It is a community wide setting enabled by an owner or moderator. From the 3 dots menu on the upper left of your community home page, select “Edit Community”. The second setting is “Hold posts for review”. When invoking Hold for Review, you will be given two choices for “Whose posts do you want to review?” The options are EVERYONE and ONLY NEW MEMBERS.

How Does It Work?

With Hold for Review, posts are held in a special queue that is only seen by moderators and owners. Your members don’t see the post until you have had a chance to review it to see if it is suitable for your community. If you have selected EVERYONE as an option, then all of your current and new members will be considered “new”. That means that every post shared to your community will be held in that queue waiting for your review. If your community has lots of members, think carefully before you enable this feature for EVERYONE. If you have chosen ONLY NEW MEMBERS, then only those members who make their first post after you have invoked this feature, will have their posts held in the queue.

Moderating the Hold for Review Queue:

You have a number of options for each post in the Held for Review queue. Select the 3 dot menu to find the options “Auto-approve all posts” and “Ban”. The other options are available directly on the post itself. You may plus the post, comment on it, and share it also.

Auto-approve all posts

Selecting this option will approve the post you are reviewing and all future posts from this profile will automatically go directly to your community without any review. This is perfect for those posters you know will be valuable members of your community.

Ban

You may ban the poster and this works the same throughout the community. The poster will not be allowed to post further to your community. However, it doesn’t remove any posts that are already there.

X

You may reject the post being reviewed by selecting the “X” button. The next post from the same poster will also go in the Hold for Review queue. They will continue to arrive there until you Auto-approve the poster or ban the poster.

Check Mark

You may approve the post being reviewed by selecting the “Check Mark” button. The next post from the same poster will also go in the Hold for Review queue. They will continue to arrive there until you Auto-approve the poster or ban the poster.

All “new” members are considered limited members. When you Auto-approve a poster, that profile becomes a full member. If you select the EVERYONE option, then all of your members instantly become limited members.

My Tips for Using this Feature: When you see a post here, you know that you are looking at the first post from a new member. This is the perfect opportunity to welcome the poster to the community and perhaps share a link to an on-boarding message or rules post. It’s also a great opportunity to educate your new member about various procedures that you may have.

You may use the single time approval or rejection (Check Mark or “X”) to process posts where you are not sure of the poster. I do this on all the posts that are questionable. This allows you plenty of time and experience with a poster before they become a full member of your community.

Strict Filters

Google automatically provides your community with a set of spam filters. You may optionally use “Stronger content filters & controls.”. To get these strict filters, from the 3 dots menu on the upper left of your community home page, select “Edit Community”. You will see “Content controls” for the strict filters. Move the slider to the right.

With strict filters in place, the pornography and spam will be trapped in the spam filters and you can clean this out when you want. You will find more false positives with strict filters than without them. This is a small price to pay for keeping spam out of the public areas of your community.

Posts from approved full members may still end up in the Spam Filter. Being fully approved doesn’t stop that action.

Recommendations: I’m one of the owners of the Landscape Photography Community. Its one million members generate thousands of posts and being a large public community, it is often the target for spammers. Since we have invoked Hold for Review and Strict Filters, we have NOT had a single pornography post make it to the public areas of the LPC and very few spam posts have made it public.

I strongly recommend that you use Hold for Review and Strict Filters on your community. I also recommend that you invoke this for only new members rather than everyone.

This piece was written by Vanguards member Margaret Tompkins, who owns and moderates the Landscape Photography Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/116871042716967304935

Learn more about the Community Vanguards program and apply here: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/LAMQSnnjnbV___

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2017-03-12 18:57:15 (127 comments; 34 reshares; 679 +1s; )Open 

1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Michael Brown shares his favorite moments

My 1 Year Anniversary with Google+ Create

I can't believe it has been an entire year that I have been part of the +Google+​​​​​ Create team! One of the founding members in fact! It's still surreal to me to think the +Google+​​​​​ team recognized me as a creatively passionate, interesting individual. Since joining the team, I have been blessed to watch the program grown to accepting up to 300 or more members. All of the early members can be seen here: http://plus.google.com/create.

What makes this program so special to me is that it allowed me to connect with other creatively passionate and interesting individuals around topics of interests that we all share. Not only that, we are celebrated for it with a lot of cool insider perks and opportunities to have our creative work placed front and center across many Google products. In short, as Googlers would like to put it, we're Google+ Celebrities.

My greatest moments throughout this amazing year was meeting with some of the +Google+​​​​​ Create team, learning their backgrounds, and them celebrating and inspiring me to do what I've already passionately been doing. Create. This program reminds me a lot of +Casey Neistat​​​​​'s ad with +Samsung Mobile​​​​​ celebrating creators that you can check out here: https://youtu.be/JKpeIxh4ScY

So no matter if you are a mother of three who loves to code, a chef who sees your food as art, happily married spouse who enjoys talking about relationships, a sports fanatic who loves talking about sport statistics, or even someone who loves keeping up with pop culture and writing about it, come create with us!

Apply here: https://goo.gl/4UZe6S

Heres to another amazing year! It's already off to an awesome start!

#CreatorsFirst___1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Michael Brown shares his favorite moments

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2017-03-12 14:48:18 (103 comments; 47 reshares; 567 +1s; )Open 

Let’s Play Holi

The colorful festival will be celebrated on March 13th. It’s time to bridge your social gaps and renew sweet relationships with fellow friends and family. Holi is celebrated in India and Nepal and is known as the 'Festival Of Colors' and represents good over evil and marks the arrival of spring. It also gives you chance to send blessings and love to your dear ones. Therefore, join us to spread the love on this vibrant day.

How to participate

- Write and share about what do you like most about Holi.

- Is there anyone you'd want to rub gulal on before saying “Holi Hai”? +mention that person on Google+ to spread the love. It could be your friend, family member, or any user.

- Post to a public Collection or Community with the hashtag #HoliHai2017

The video below will give you some perspective onhow Hol... mehr »

Let’s Play Holi

The colorful festival will be celebrated on March 13th. It’s time to bridge your social gaps and renew sweet relationships with fellow friends and family. Holi is celebrated in India and Nepal and is known as the 'Festival Of Colors' and represents good over evil and marks the arrival of spring. It also gives you chance to send blessings and love to your dear ones. Therefore, join us to spread the love on this vibrant day.

How to participate

- Write and share about what do you like most about Holi.

- Is there anyone you'd want to rub gulal on before saying “Holi Hai”? +mention that person on Google+ to spread the love. It could be your friend, family member, or any user.

- Post to a public Collection or Community with the hashtag #HoliHai2017

The video below will give you some perspective on how Holi is been celebrated in Vrindavan, India. A video by member of Create:India Program +Siddhartha Joshi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWgyrQ-YKlA

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create: India Program, a program that celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content. Want to learn more about it? Check the Create website g.co/PlusCreate!
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2017-03-12 01:12:31 (170 comments; 31 reshares; 811 +1s; )Open 

1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Leo Deegan, "Creators help creators create.....And eat lunch. :P"

Retrospection

Thinking back over the year since the inception of the Google+ Create program, the fond memories I have is meeting Create members face-to-face, whether over video conference or, in this particular case, in person.

Mid December of last year, +The Social Traveler here along with +Lori Friedrich +Alex Lapidus and +Sean Cowen paid us a visit on campus, and it was such a fun gathering. As they say, a single creator creates, a group of creators have lunch.

Or maybe I just say that. Well, every time I'm in the company of creative types like +Alex Lapidus +Linda Villers +Swee Oh +Sam Breach +Eric Raeber +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +Dan Shehan +Sunny Wu +Sean McLean +Lora Lee Chapman +Elizabeth Hahn +Brian B. Sørensen +David R Robinson +Cynthia Pyun +Mitchell Weinstock +George Fletcher +Shelly Corbett +Nigal Raymond (and more than I can count) it always seems to involve food. Or beer. Preferably both.

Anyway, how'd we get off topic.

Back to mid December, that visit was memorable because +The Social Traveler allowed me to take his portrait with my new film camera I was trying out. What a dude to stand patiently, letting me awkwardly fiddle with my camera settings to fire off my first shot.

And that's what I was probably trying to say. Creators help creators create.

And eat lunch. :P

#CreatorsFirst http://plus.google.com/create___1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Leo Deegan, "Creators help creators create.....And eat lunch. :P"

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2017-03-11 18:16:18 (76 comments; 35 reshares; 542 +1s; )Open 

1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Valeria Bressan shares what makes Create special

What makes Create special?

I joined Google+ Create as a proud founding member, not sure about the road ahead, but very excited about the program. I quickly came to realize that this was a very special place, and over the year I have been fortunate to meet many of you, to share ideas and to collaborate with like-minded people.

The first initiative that I collaborated was the Earth Day Celebration (https://goo.gl/VAEDWL) and it was an amazing experience.

I participated in many other initiatives after that, and at one point I collaborated with +Tauno Erik on a poem (https://goo.gl/9tSqLg).

The collaboration with +Tauno Erik was just the first step towards something much bigger…

Over the past few months, Tauno and I have been collaborating on the production of our first book. It has been a long process, full of brainstorming, hard work, and many long nights, but a truly rewarding and lovely experience.

We can’t wait to share more details with all of you. For now, this is just a quick preview on what is coming up. Stay tuned, connect and follow us. We plan to share more as we progress…

Happy anniversary, Create, and thanks Google+ for such an amazing program!

Valeria

Do you want to create with me and us? Here's the Create Application Form: http://goo.gl/HuPMcf

#CreatorsFirst
___1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Valeria Bressan shares what makes Create special

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2017-03-10 22:21:08 (115 comments; 37 reshares; 673 +1s; )Open 

1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Paolo Amoroso shares our passion for community building

Google+ Create turns 1
One year ago today Google announced Google+ Create, a program for recognizing creative, passionate and active Google+ users plus.google.com/create I had the privilege of being an early member and watching the program grow.

What makes Create special to me is realizing how many talented and passionate people there are here and how much they value Google+. I learn their stories, see the ever new things they create, and watch them experiment with the platform.

My best Create moment was learning about the program and realizing Google is as much passionate about Google+ as we are.

#CreatorsFirst___1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Paolo Amoroso shares our passion for community building

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2017-03-10 18:10:25 (94 comments; 19 reshares; 484 +1s; )Open 

1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Nina Trankova shares thanks

My Year on G+Create
#CreatorsFirst
Being among creators is special. You know immediately all things that you are not good at. On the better side of it, that helps focus on what skills and talents one has already. I have talked in public and committed to neutrality and to becoming Google+ Top Contributor. I have solved a very important question about the value of time, or I think I did it for myself. It's the time spent in collaboration with Top Contributors team on G+Help Community and the time spent with the team on G+Collections Community.
*Now is my first day with the TC green badge! *
Thank you to +John Skeats +Rupert Wood +Peggy K +Paul Snedden +Paolo Amoroso +Kamal Tailor +John Elstone +Pat Higgins +Robert Wallis +Kim Flowers +Julie Wills and Community Manager +Lesia Sliusarenko

My passion since I joined Create program is implementation of Collections. I'm proud to be moderating together with +Azlin Bloor the G+Collections Community and do my best to support the members and Community Manager +Faith Tan.

Each of us is a creator and we are creating an extraordinary experience on G+Create and all G+ platform.
+Sophie Bonnet +Carter Gibson and G+ team, I'm deeply thankful for all that you are doing!

The create members who participate on the video impression +David Amerland +Zara Altair +Gina Fiedel +John Skeats +Peggy K +Paolo Amoroso +Azlin Bloor +Denis Labelle
The overview is on the interviews for "You and Google+" Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/YyyRcB

You, who are reading this, take your Creator inspiration and apply: https://plus.google.com/create

Thank you for your constant support +Stan Bush!
#BeKnownForWhatYouCreate___1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Nina Trankova shares thanks

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2017-03-10 15:33:11 (116 comments; 44 reshares; 1,035 +1s; )Open 

Beautiful shot, +Ron Clifford!

The Color Of Hope

If colour effects mood, then today this image gives me a feeling of hope :-)

#landscape #monochrome #mountains___Beautiful shot, +Ron Clifford!

2017-03-09 22:15:08 (117 comments; 26 reshares; 379 +1s; )Open 

1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Clarissa Silva Shares Highlights

As someone who uses behavioral science to study relationships, Clarissa has used Google+ and Create for research purposes. We've enjoyed her insights and are looking forward to another year of success.

Happy 1st Anniversary, +Google+ Create! Today, I celebrate 2 wins because of Google create!”

How google create helps me understand human behavior better
As a behavioral scientist and researcher, collecting data to better understand human phenomena is sometimes challenging. See, for us, we really on what is “convenient” to us which means our students or our clients. But, in a rapidly evolving tech world where we live on devices, rising cost of healthcare and many opting out of college, how do we include their voices?

I decided to use “non-traditional” data collection methods and google create as a place that is rich with data. We consume and share so much data, we just don’t realize that it is. Our opinions=data. Our comments=data. Our posts=data.

#ResearchWin I have collected 1500 responses on polls and questionnaires using google create within days and weeks. In the traditional approach, it would take me years to collect those many responses.

#BehavioralScienceWin super excited about this I am also assisting the google create team with identifying a few new Topic Areas: Lifestyle, Relationships and Dating. For this project, I am assisting by helping identify new talent to enhance content, provide users with many solutions to address their relationship challenges, better inform content and how the algorithm will behave in those topic areas.

I also started a new collection: Dating and Relationship Science that features the research that google create has helped me better understand. Thanks to everyone that participated in my research! You are helping others find solutions!

Want to join the program? Here's the Create Application Form: http://goo.gl/HuPMcf

Special thanks to +Madeleine DeRome +Sophie Bonnet +Carter Gibson and the entire team for all the hard work they do to make this a dynamic platform.

#CreatorsFirst #ThursdayThoughts #TBT #dating #relationships #lifestyle #love #science #googlecreate #men #women
___1 Year Of Google+ Create: +Clarissa Silva Shares Highlights

As someone who uses behavioral science to study relationships, Clarissa has used Google+ and Create for research purposes. We've enjoyed her insights and are looking forward to another year of success.

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2017-03-09 20:26:10 (58 comments; 18 reshares; 376 +1s; )Open 

Get the inside scoop on Collections at #Collections101

Save the date for this panel hosted by Create members where they share tips & tricks on how to create Collections that stand out!

Visit the Collections Community to learn more: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104797282868426074024

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2nd Collections 101 Panel
Save the date: 3/28, 9.30am PDT (UTC-7)

What is this panel about?
Want to learn how to create high quality Collections and increase your exposure on Google+? #Collections101 will not only bring you tips on how to create Collections that stand out, but we’ll also hear insider strategies for creating great content from some of our top Creators on Google+!

When is it? How do I join?
The event is March 28th, at 9.30am Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). It will be livestreamed on Youtube. Keep an eye out for the event link closer to the date. Anybody can join, so feel free to invite your friends and share about it on Google+!

Hope to see you there!
And stay tuned for our Panelist reveals next week!___Get the inside scoop on Collections at #Collections101

Save the date for this panel hosted by Create members where they share tips & tricks on how to create Collections that stand out!

Visit the Collections Community to learn more: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104797282868426074024

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2017-03-09 19:05:15 (35 comments; 18 reshares; 513 +1s; )Open 

Hidden Faces In Everyday Objects

This Collecction from +Jean-Valentin Grigoras features funny faces hidden in everyday objects from bags, to cars, to office chairs. Check it out!

When Usual Becomes Creative: https://plus.google.com/collection/st0-c

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?

#face #pareidolia___Hidden Faces In Everyday Objects

This Collecction from +Jean-Valentin Grigoras features funny faces hidden in everyday objects from bags, to cars, to office chairs. Check it out!

When Usual Becomes Creative: https://plus.google.com/collection/st0-c

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2017-03-09 15:46:46 (84 comments; 44 reshares; 822 +1s; )Open 

Happy Birthday, Create!

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, a program that celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content. Go to g.co/PlusCreate.

The Create Program is full of inspiration and energy from engaged Google+ users with an insatiable passion. It helps members grow their audience and their interests, recognizes their efforts and dedication while giving them the opportunity to help shape Google+ by talking directly to the Google+ team, getting updates before the public and testing upcoming features.

Today we are celebrating its 1st birthday with #CreatorsFirst!
The Google+ Create team would like to give a huge shoutout to our amazing members in the English Community (https://plus.google.com/collection/o_CnSB), Vanguards Community (https://plus.google.com/collection/4G0lkB), Portuguese Community... mehr »

Happy Birthday, Create!

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, a program that celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content. Go to g.co/PlusCreate.

The Create Program is full of inspiration and energy from engaged Google+ users with an insatiable passion. It helps members grow their audience and their interests, recognizes their efforts and dedication while giving them the opportunity to help shape Google+ by talking directly to the Google+ team, getting updates before the public and testing upcoming features.

Today we are celebrating its 1st birthday with #CreatorsFirst!
The Google+ Create team would like to give a huge shoutout to our amazing members in the English Community (https://plus.google.com/collection/o_CnSB), Vanguards Community (https://plus.google.com/collection/4G0lkB), Portuguese Community (https://plus.google.com/collection/w91vbB), and Indian Community.

Credit: +Daniel Raynaud, our wonderful Create founder.
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2017-03-08 23:14:54 (68 comments; 32 reshares; 384 +1s; )Open 

It’s been great to see the inspiring stories and reflections from your International Women’s Day posts! Your appreciation doesn’t have to stop there - find out how to get involved in fighting for equality every day of the year at internationalwomensday.com

It’s been great to see the inspiring stories and reflections from your International Women’s Day posts! Your appreciation doesn’t have to stop there - find out how to get involved in fighting for equality every day of the year at internationalwomensday.com___

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2017-03-08 20:11:53 (75 comments; 20 reshares; 500 +1s; )Open 

Amazing Women Vol. 1 #SheInspiresMe

Illustrator, G+ Create member, and all around awesome person +Virginia Poltrack created this pdf profiling great women from recent history. We're looking forward to Vol. 2 Virginia!

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, g.co/PlusCreate.

I made a free zine of "Amazing Women" (volume 1) and you can get a copy here: http://virginiapoltrack.com/images/Awesome_Women.pdf
More to come, feel free to print it out at home, share it and enjoy ❤️___Amazing Women Vol. 1 #SheInspiresMe

Illustrator, G+ Create member, and all around awesome person +Virginia Poltrack created this pdf profiling great women from recent history. We're looking forward to Vol. 2 Virginia!

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, g.co/PlusCreate.

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2017-03-08 15:45:01 (116 comments; 35 reshares; 456 +1s; )Open 

Four Girls In Search Of The Definition Of Love #SheInspiresMe

+nomad dimitri's video details a chance encounter with a group of students in Lisbon who wanted to spread the message of love and take a stand against domestic violence.

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, g.co/PlusCreate.

International Women's Day 2017

Four young girls come up with an idea to make a difference. In the middle of the street, armed with bright eyes and wide smiles, they ask the people passing by for their definition of love. One of them is shyer than the rest: she holds the bulletin board from behind, leaving only her eyes visible.
They hand me the pen and I scribble a smiley where her hidden mouth is. They laugh, the ice is broken, the quick intimacy of well-meaning strangers is the oasis where we meet.
They want me to write my definition of love on a Post-It and stick it on the board. I shift to Greek: they are young and I know they will appreciate the exoticism of a foreign tongue. I write: "Ή αγάπη είναι το παν" ("Love is all").

They are here to raise awareness on domestic violence. My admiration for them is bittersweet: at their age, I did not even know such a thing even existed. I wish them the best and walk away, a flash of friendship in a sea of strangers on a rainy afternoon.

#SheInspiresMe
#nomadimitritravel
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+nomad dimitri's video details a chance encounter with a group of students in Lisbon who wanted to spread the message of love and take a stand against domestic violence.

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, g.co/PlusCreate.

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2017-03-08 15:34:59 (44 comments; 15 reshares; 342 +1s; )Open 

An International Women's Day video from Create In Portuguese member +Sueli Bernuci da Silva! #SheInspiresMe

Dia da Mulher - Woman's Day 08-03
Minha homenagem a todas as mulheres
Hoje, amanhã e sempre!
Porque merecemos ser felizes!

Eu escolhi viver de escolhas, não de chances, ser motivada, não manipulada, ser útil, não usada, me sobressair, não competir. Eu escolhi amor próprio, não auto piedade. Eu escolhi ouvir minha própria voz, não a opinião dos outros...
Bruna Valente

Voz e adaptação do texto Sueli Bernuci
#Portugal #ElaMeInspira

___An International Women's Day video from Create In Portuguese member +Sueli Bernuci da Silva! #SheInspiresMe

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2017-03-07 21:48:30 (35 comments; 24 reshares; 371 +1s; )Open 

How to help save the ocean, with Ariadne Reynolds #SheInspiresMe

She Saves the Ocean
 
Marine biologist Ariadne Reynolds is restoring the underwater ecosystem in Santa Monica Bay
and... #SheInspiresMe___How to help save the ocean, with Ariadne Reynolds #SheInspiresMe

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2017-03-07 18:32:27 (75 comments; 35 reshares; 572 +1s; )Open 

Women's Month: Who inspires you?

+Priya Adivarekar's 'Unforgettable "Sheroes" Of Cinema looks at accomplished women in the film industry.

Use the hashtag #SheInspiresMe when posting your inspiration and + mention another user so they can do the same.

Madhubala - born Begum Mumtaz Jahan Dehlavi, came from a poor, conservative family based in Delhi and went on to become one of the most iconic female actors of the Indian film industry.

Due to financial crisis within the family, Madhubala turned to films at the age of 9. After starring in some films as a child artiste, Madhubala went on to work in some of Bollywood's most iconic films as the lead female actor. Some of her most popular films include Mahal, Mr & Mrs 55, Half Ticket and of course, the iconic Mughal-e-Azam, where her portrayal of a doomed courtesan earned her a nomination for Best Actress. However, in a career spanning 22 years, Madhubala never won prominent awards. Due to a prolonged illness, the actress died in the year 1969, shortly after her 36th birthday.

She is also considered to be one of the most beautiful female actors in the world, and was often compared to Marilyn Monroe. She was also offered several Hollywood projects, but they were declined due to her father's disinterest.

On #InternationalWomensDay, we salute Madhubala for her contribution to Indian cinema! #SheInspiresMe #bollywood #womensday #movies #films #madhubala ___Women's Month: Who inspires you?

+Priya Adivarekar's 'Unforgettable "Sheroes" Of Cinema looks at accomplished women in the film industry.

Use the hashtag #SheInspiresMe when posting your inspiration and + mention another user so they can do the same.

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2017-03-06 21:16:36 (87 comments; 60 reshares; 854 +1s; )Open 

Growth vs. Engagement: is bigger always better?

What is better for your community? Do you want more members? More engagement? Both? The following piece by +Paul Pavlinovich of Community Vanguards explores the finer points of managing a growing Community.

Growth - Pros
Most community owners like to see their communities grow because growth brings reach, influence and a sense of defeating your own mortality in creating something that might endure and enrich people after the creator is gone.

Cons
Growth also brings work and increases the challenges of moderating that community. Work to maintain harmony among the members and work to eradicate spam and other unwanted materials in both posts and comments.

Growth can also bring something unanticipated by the owner, disaffected core members who in the beginning helped make the community... mehr »

Growth vs. Engagement: is bigger always better?

What is better for your community? Do you want more members? More engagement? Both? The following piece by +Paul Pavlinovich of Community Vanguards explores the finer points of managing a growing Community.

Growth - Pros
Most community owners like to see their communities grow because growth brings reach, influence and a sense of defeating your own mortality in creating something that might endure and enrich people after the creator is gone.

Cons
Growth also brings work and increases the challenges of moderating that community. Work to maintain harmony among the members and work to eradicate spam and other unwanted materials in both posts and comments.

Growth can also bring something unanticipated by the owner, disaffected core members who in the beginning helped make the community vibrant, colorful and engaging. Should those core people become disaffected they can change the community in an instant either by leaving or worse by snarking. In the worst case, the latter might even lead to the closure of the community.

An example from my own experience

Normally as a community owner I like to see growth and all of my communities are own to join with stronger content controls and limited members controls turned on. I was handed custodianship of a vibrant focused art community on the plus around six months ago. Its members shared imagery they had created and were tight knit with good engagement on each others posts. In the beginning I kept it as it was with Ask to Join turned on. After a while, I became lazy and thought I’d open it up with the same controls I’d used successfully in my other communities and initially it was fine. To put it simply, my change failed. Some members stopped posting and some started to discuss their disenchantment with having blue heads. No spam had hit the community and I had policed comments deleting any rubbish. In this community it wasn’t enough.

I failed my prime duty as owner, I did not consult my core members before changing. The poison spread so far that when the original owner returned from their hiatus and I returned the community to them, they closed it and created a new one. It’s early days, but signs are good. Let’s hope the new one re attracts the original core people and is again vibrant and engaging.

Conclusion

In short, no - growth isn't always better if it means that engagement is reduced or lost entirely.

#teamvanguards #buildingcommunity

This post was written for the Best Practices series by Community Vanguards member, +Paul Pavlinovich. The photograph was also taken by Paul, who runs the Photograph Melbourne Community, among others: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116476435425093945441___

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2017-03-06 20:08:31 (71 comments; 14 reshares; 388 +1s; )Open 

Moderating your Google+ community from the iOS app is now easier than ever with this update.

Native Community Moderation

Today we’re launching native community moderation for the iOS App. This should make the experience of moderating a community on your mobile device quicker and easier. Simply tap the moderate button and get to posts held for review, posts identified as spam, and requests for approval to your community. Let us know what you think!___Moderating your Google+ community from the iOS app is now easier than ever with this update.

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2017-03-06 18:11:29 (89 comments; 66 reshares; 510 +1s; )Open 

Celebrating International Women’s Day on Google+ #SheInspiresMe

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, recognizing the important women in our lives and those who have come before us to pave the way!

Join us in celebrating these powerful role models by sharing a post to a public Collection or Community, and tag #SheInspiresMe! Plus mention another person in your post, nominating them to write one of their own and keep the challenge going!

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, a program that celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content. Want to learn more about it? Check the Create website g.co/PlusCreate !

Celebrating International Women’s Day on Google+ #SheInspiresMe

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, recognizing the important women in our lives and those who have come before us to pave the way!

Join us in celebrating these powerful role models by sharing a post to a public Collection or Community, and tag #SheInspiresMe! Plus mention another person in your post, nominating them to write one of their own and keep the challenge going!

This initiative was created by the Google+ Create Program, a program that celebrates the inspiring individuals behind the most captivating Google+ content. Want to learn more about it? Check the Create website g.co/PlusCreate !___

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2017-03-03 18:48:36 (187 comments; 131 reshares; 1,577 +1s; )Open 

Rockets Over The Aurora

You ever see a picture that makes you think "I didn't know I needed this until now"? Simply beautiful.

Three Rockets Launched within Hours Explore Auroras over Alaska
 
Three NASA rockets carrying instruments into active auroras over Alaska to aid scientists studying the northern lights and the interactions of the solar wind with Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere were launched within a nearly two-hour period March 2, 2017.
 
The instruments were successfully carried on Black IX sounding rockets from the Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. The first two rockets were launched nearly simultaneously at 12:41 a.m. and 12:42:30 a.m. EST as part of the Neutral Jets in Auroral Arcs mission.  The third rocket launched at 2:50 a.m. EST was part of the Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS or ISINGLASS mission.
 
Preliminary reports indicate that data was received from instruments aboard all three rockets.
 
Phil Eberspeaker, chief of the Sounding Rocket Program Office, said, “The ability to successfully launch these three rockets is a testament to the capabilities of the range, science and sounding rocket teams.  Great coordination is required to institute the complex countdown required to prepare and launch three rockets in a short period.  The team did a fantastic job executing these launches.”
 
Neutral Jet scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, explain that electric fields drive the ionosphere, which, in turn, are predicted to set up enhanced neutral winds within an aurora arc. This experiment seeks to understand the height-dependent processes that create localized neutral jets within the aurora.
 
Flying the two similar payloads simultaneously to different altitudes provided researchers unprecedented vertical measurements within an aurora. The first rocket flew to an altitude of 205 miles of above the Earth and the second flew to 118 miles.
 
The third rocket, flown to 227 miles altitude, was preceded by another ISINGLASS launch on Feb. 22. As with the first rocket, the payload included the deployment of a sub-payload and also several instrumented deployable canisters.  The use of these various miniature subsystems and the main payload will give researchers a multipoint view of spatial structures within the aurora.
 
Kristina Lynch, ISINGLASS principal investigator from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, said, “The visible light produced in the atmosphere as aurora is the last step of a chain of processes connecting the solar wind to the atmosphere.   We are seeking to understand what structure in these visible signatures can tell us about the electrodynamics of processes higher up.”
 
 The three rockets launched were part of five launched in January through March from the Poker Flat Research Range, operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, to study auroras. The Polar Night Nitric Oxide mission, from Va. Tech in Blacksburg, flew successfully on January 27.
 
The five launches from Alaska are supported through NASA's Sounding Rocket Program at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia, which is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Orbital ATK provides mission planning, engineering services and field operations for the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract. NASA's Heliophysics Division manages the sounding-rocket program for the agency.
 
Header image caption: Two NASA sounding rockets are launched 90-seconds apart into an active aurora from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska.
 
Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach
 
Keith Koehler
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia
 
 
#nasa #esa #spaceexploration___Rockets Over The Aurora

You ever see a picture that makes you think "I didn't know I needed this until now"? Simply beautiful.

2017-03-02 20:51:49 (74 comments; 39 reshares; 164 +1s; )Open 

Brush up on your G+ tips and updates with +Peggy K

Peggy K is one of our most helpful and knowledgable top contributors, take a moment to explore her Collections to stay in the know!


Brush up on your G+ tips and updates with +Peggy K

Peggy K is one of our most helpful and knowledgable top contributors, take a moment to explore her Collections to stay in the know!
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2017-03-01 22:29:01 (140 comments; 40 reshares; 759 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Create member +Federico Enguix's beautiful photograph was recognized by the World Photography Organization.

Congrats, Freddy!

The Create Program (g.co/PlusCreate) is welcoming high quality content creators and curators with active Collections who would benefit from an official Google+ recognition and from the insights of a diverse network of passionate people.

I’m delighted and astonished to announce the world's largest photography competition “2017 Sony World Photography Awards” have voted as commended my “Foggy Light” panorama in the TOP 50, between a mind boggling 227.596 images from 49 countries!!!

¡Estoy tremendamente emocionado de anunciar que la competición de fotografía más importante del mundo “2017 Sony World Photography Awards” ha votado mi imagen panorámica “Foggy Light” en el TOP 50, entre la impresionante cifra de 227.596 participantes de 49 países!

#SWPA #WPO #landscape #awards #competition #mountain #lake #alps #switzerland #swissalps #panorama #paisaje #premio #competicion #fotografia #photography #suiza #alpes #montaña #rigi #luzern #Vierwaldstättersee #lucerne +World Photography Organisation +Sony +Sony España +MySwitzerland

Higher resolution image and prints:
http://www.freddyenguix.com/Portfolio/Panoramas/i-dsPzG6n/A

2017 Sony World Photography Awards:
https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/winners-galleries/2017/open/enhanced/enhanced___Google+ Create member +Federico Enguix's beautiful photograph was recognized by the World Photography Organization.

Congrats, Freddy!

The Create Program (g.co/PlusCreate) is welcoming high quality content creators and curators with active Collections who would benefit from an official Google+ recognition and from the insights of a diverse network of passionate people.

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2017-03-01 19:25:43 (107 comments; 20 reshares; 409 +1s; )Open 

Google+: Your Aviation Destination

+John Chvatal wrote a great piece for Aviation Business Consultants about why G+ is great for connecting around shared interests. (http://gstv.us/2mIrRo9) #ThatsAPlus

Keep up the great work, John!

Hello to the people that have come over from the article I wrote for +Aviation Marketing by ABCI on my top 5 reasons to use +Google+.

If you haven't already read the article, here is the link: http://gstv.us/2mIrRo9

I created this post to point you towards a few links that I think may be of interest to you. Also, don't hesitate to leave a comment below if you have any questions about Google+, digital media, or myself.

Links:
Gazing Skyward TV Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/+Gazingskywardtv

Gazing Skyward TV Website: www.gazingskywardtv.com

Google+ for Aviation Enthusiasts and Professionals Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/YVDVlB

My Aviation Lifestyle Logbook Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/0effTB

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnchvatal/

I'd like to thank +Paula Williams for the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on where Google+ is headed.

#avgeek #Thatsaplus
___Google+: Your Aviation Destination

+John Chvatal wrote a great piece for Aviation Business Consultants about why G+ is great for connecting around shared interests. (http://gstv.us/2mIrRo9) #ThatsAPlus

Keep up the great work, John!

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2017-02-28 23:09:29 (186 comments; 137 reshares; 1,310 +1s; )Open 

This Month On G+

Didn't have time to keep up with everything we posted this month? Here's your chance to catch up!

We asked the Google+ family what they #CantLiveWithout (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/CnUN68gYjHm)

We featured the best movie Communities on G+ for #Oscars week (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/hGWVxyATFrv)

Gifs.....gifs everywhere - https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/P8bznArxijA

We celebrated Black History Month with #BlackHistoryPlus - (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/jdrf334a7Ey)

We discovered how cool the future looks (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/1amoZet4naa)


(Photo... mehr »

This Month On G+

Didn't have time to keep up with everything we posted this month? Here's your chance to catch up!

We asked the Google+ family what they #CantLiveWithout (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/CnUN68gYjHm)

We featured the best movie Communities on G+ for #Oscars week (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/hGWVxyATFrv)

Gifs.....gifs everywhere - https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/P8bznArxijA

We celebrated Black History Month with #BlackHistoryPlus - (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/jdrf334a7Ey)

We discovered how cool the future looks (https://plus.google.com/b/101560853443212199687/+googleplus/posts/1amoZet4naa)


(Photo Credit: +Tisha Luk, a featured photographer from G+ Create)

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2017-02-28 22:14:08 (98 comments; 66 reshares; 910 +1s; )Open 

The Carnaval celebration in Madeira is one of the region's liveliest festivals. (Shot by +Mais Portugal)

How are you celebrating Carnaval? Share the images of your Carnaval experience on Google+ with the hashtag #mycarnaval.

Bom Carnaval a todos!!
Carnaval da Ilha da Madeira
Chegou fevereiro e junto com ele o Carnaval uma festa muito esperada divirta-se!!
O Brasil detém o galardão de maior e melhor Carnaval do Mundo.

Em Portugal existe uma grande tradição carnavalesca. Os mais importantes carnavais portugueses são o de Estarreja, da Madeira (de onde saíram os imigrantes que haveriam de levar a tradição do Carnaval para o Brasil), Ovar, Loures (remonta a 1934 e tem o maior grupo de carnaval organizado do país, "Mastronças"), Podence, Loulé, Sesimbra, Sines, Elvas (chamado de Carnaval Internacional de Elvas) e Torres Vedras que juntamente com o Carnaval de Canas de Senhorim é um dos mais antigos de Portugal.
Wikipédia. #meucarnaval e #mycarnaval #portugal

Fotos http://www.madeira-web.com
___The Carnaval celebration in Madeira is one of the region's liveliest festivals. (Shot by +Mais Portugal)

How are you celebrating Carnaval? Share the images of your Carnaval experience on Google+ with the hashtag #mycarnaval.

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2017-02-28 19:06:47 (172 comments; 84 reshares; 1,322 +1s; )Open 

+Charleen Stokes: Create Member & World Traveller

Charleen, tell us about yourself and your creations?

" I'm a creative artist from Canada, writer, and traveller who has worked much of my life (both across Canada and overseas) in the helping professions since 1997 - I consider myself a "citizen-of-the-world." I have travelled to every continent but Antarctica having been to almost 60 countries. I write with my photos, sharing with you all, everything that my sense(s), heart and mind have experienced in life and continue to. "Let all of my journeys' in life, be yours!"

How did the allure to travel extensively get so big for you?

"Since I was a child, I've always felt destined to travel, help and write - to travel the world like a 'Mother Teresa', going wherever the need was great, and... mehr »

+Charleen Stokes: Create Member & World Traveller

Charleen, tell us about yourself and your creations?

" I'm a creative artist from Canada, writer, and traveller who has worked much of my life (both across Canada and overseas) in the helping professions since 1997 - I consider myself a "citizen-of-the-world." I have travelled to every continent but Antarctica having been to almost 60 countries. I write with my photos, sharing with you all, everything that my sense(s), heart and mind have experienced in life and continue to. "Let all of my journeys' in life, be yours!"

How did the allure to travel extensively get so big for you?

"Since I was a child, I've always felt destined to travel, help and write - to travel the world like a 'Mother Teresa', going wherever the need was great, and to help; and to write about these experiences, teaching and giving people the same experiences as if they were there. Being a highly sensitive person and being so aware of everything, experiencing all extremely with my senses, and caring so much about everything, through my writing, and the way in which I present, I aim to touch people's souls, mind and hearts. I was born passionate about traveling, helping and writing; and have been helping and traveling most of my life - in the last year, I've been focusing more on my writing and the sharing my experiences. "

Charleen's Collections: (https://plus.google.com/115797832368061619149/posts/BGtUan6VfCo)

The Create Program (g.co/PlusCreate) is welcoming high quality content creators and curators with active Collections who would benefit from an official Google+ recognition and from the insights of a diverse network of passionate people.___

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2017-02-28 18:16:25 (515 comments; 372 reshares; 1,315 +1s; )Open 

You can now add GIFs to posts and comments straight from your keyboard on Android.

G+ Android version 9.6.0: Support for GBoard Animated GIFs

Starting today with version 9.6.0 of the G+ Android client, we are enabling a new feature: support for adding animated GIFs to your posts and comments using Gboard! Now it’s easy to find and send an Animated GIF for the perfect reaction.

We hope you have as much fun using this new feature as we did in developing and testing it!___You can now add GIFs to posts and comments straight from your keyboard on Android.

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2017-02-28 15:26:06 (88 comments; 40 reshares; 644 +1s; )Open 

Samba School Costa de Prata parading in the 2017 Carnival celebration in the city of Ovar, Portugal. (Shot by +Portugal 4 estações)

How are you celebrating Carnaval? Share the images of your Carnaval experience on Google+ with the hashtag #mycarnaval.

Carnaval de Ovar 2017, porta bandeira da escola de samba Costa de Prata
#Portugal #meucarnaval #mycarnaval___Samba School Costa de Prata parading in the 2017 Carnival celebration in the city of Ovar, Portugal. (Shot by +Portugal 4 estações)

How are you celebrating Carnaval? Share the images of your Carnaval experience on Google+ with the hashtag #mycarnaval.

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2017-02-27 19:27:46 (61 comments; 28 reshares; 387 +1s; )Open 

Carnaval In France #MyCarnaval

Carnaval Season...

“Carnaval” is an international festival that attracts millions of people from around the world.

The festival normally happens sometime between February and March and marks the beginning of Lent (forty-day period before Easter). It is truly a beautiful and unique festival. In fact, many people in Brazil work the entire year to put this huge festival and “party” together.
How wonderful the only thing we have to do is to enjoy.

I am sure this information is not new for some of you, and also very easy to find ~ thanks to Google -:).

What you may not know is (that in reality) a Carnaval, or some small version of Carnaval, or even a mini Carnaval happens anytime and literally anywhere during the calendar year.

The reason is very simple. Brazilians are a passionate group of people who love to have lots of fun with friends new or old. We take our traditions very seriously and most importantly with us whenever we go.

Chances are you may find some form of Carnaval in very unexpected places such as this one: Lyon, France...cold weather, wrapped in a warm coat, gloves, a scarf and a hat.

Indeed, it was quite different than a Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or Bahia... but still very warm, special and now a lovely memory…

A Brazilian (native or by heart) can always find the sound of drums anywhere. I can’t wait to see the surprises I may get this weekend!

Happy Carnaval Season!

#mycarnaval

Note: The video is a bit dark and the camera moves a lot. Sorry, but I am sure you all can understand the reason!
___Carnaval In France #MyCarnaval

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2017-02-27 16:43:43 (99 comments; 22 reshares; 449 +1s; )Open 

What was your favorite moment from last night's #Oscars?

The 89th Academy Awards ran the gamut from fun, to inspirational, to flat out bizarre. In a moment that will live in social media infamy forever, La La Land temporarily won Best Picture for about 45 seconds until Moonlight was declared the actual winner.

Other tidbits from the broadcast:

Nicole Kidman forgot how to clap: (https://plus.google.com/+Obviusgeek/posts/1Dus977XAMg)

Gary From Chicago is everyone's favorite uncle: (https://plus.google.com/+nbcchicago/posts/Zn5QPMCb8CJ)

Viola Davis gave the best acceptance speech of the night: (https://plus.google.com/+EmmaMaryRobertson/posts/5R1mt8ba7Jt)

Asghar Farhadi won Best Foreign Language Film but boycotted the show due to U.S. foreign policy:... mehr »

What was your favorite moment from last night's #Oscars?

The 89th Academy Awards ran the gamut from fun, to inspirational, to flat out bizarre. In a moment that will live in social media infamy forever, La La Land temporarily won Best Picture for about 45 seconds until Moonlight was declared the actual winner.

Other tidbits from the broadcast:

Nicole Kidman forgot how to clap: (https://plus.google.com/+Obviusgeek/posts/1Dus977XAMg)

Gary From Chicago is everyone's favorite uncle: (https://plus.google.com/+nbcchicago/posts/Zn5QPMCb8CJ)

Viola Davis gave the best acceptance speech of the night: (https://plus.google.com/+EmmaMaryRobertson/posts/5R1mt8ba7Jt)

Asghar Farhadi won Best Foreign Language Film but boycotted the show due to U.S. foreign policy: (https://plus.google.com/+TheCut/posts/D8mrF22CsKA)

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2017-02-24 22:06:42 (88 comments; 31 reshares; 366 +1s; )Open 

Video Nasties: Exploring The Banned Films Of Yesteryear With +Nergling

The #Oscars are almost upon us, and today we're featuring one of the more interesting movie Collections G+ has to offer, Video Nasties. We spoke to the Collection owner, Alex, who is a Sci-Fi enthusiast and amateur filmmaker.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and the Sci-Fi models you create. How did you get into that?

"I am a 32yr old modeler and painter from the UK and have been into science fiction and fantasy my whole life. My love of miniatures though comes from my uncle who gave me a game called 'Battlemasters' for my 8th birthday. It was a stand alone game which had everything you needed to build two sizable armies with which to fight across a mat with a battlefield painted on it. My collection of models ranges from high fantasy, dragons, giants and knights... mehr »

Video Nasties: Exploring The Banned Films Of Yesteryear With +Nergling

The #Oscars are almost upon us, and today we're featuring one of the more interesting movie Collections G+ has to offer, Video Nasties. We spoke to the Collection owner, Alex, who is a Sci-Fi enthusiast and amateur filmmaker.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and the Sci-Fi models you create. How did you get into that?

"I am a 32yr old modeler and painter from the UK and have been into science fiction and fantasy my whole life. My love of miniatures though comes from my uncle who gave me a game called 'Battlemasters' for my 8th birthday. It was a stand alone game which had everything you needed to build two sizable armies with which to fight across a mat with a battlefield painted on it. My collection of models ranges from high fantasy, dragons, giants and knights to deep space colonies full of mutated denizens!"

You have a very interesting Film Collection called Video Nasties. Where did the idea to create this Collection come from? Have you watched any of the films? Are the tame by today’s standards or are they still “shocking?”

"Being into sci-fi and fantasy you inevitably get drawn into horror too as there is a lot of cross over between the genres (think Alien, Starship Troopers, Robocop etc.) I love a good horror movie, ever since discovering Evil Dead on late night TV (thanks Channel 5).

The idea to create the Collection came to me as I hadn't seen anything like it before on G+ Collections, there is always a large horror community on any big social media platform so I thought that people might enjoy it and I am passionate about movies. I've watched 90% of the Video Nasties, having started watching them in my late teens either on VHS or on DVD when many of them were released by VIPCO (Video Instant Picture Company). VIPCO billed itself as the leading distributor of banned movies, naturally the Video Nasties would be front and centre stage of any horror fans movie collection!

To be fair most of the Video Nasties are pretty tame by today's standards and they really only stand up to any scrutiny if you watch them with a pre-internet view of the world. The main reason any of them are still banned in the UK is the intent to shock rather than the content itself, or the fact that the distributor just hasn't bothered to approach the BBFC for a reclassification since their initial ban."

What are some Sci-Fi or Horror films that you would recommend to everyone?

"I would recommend the following movies for anyone into horror: 'Alien' (1979) and 'The Thing' (1982) as they are both a masterclass in building dread and paranoia amongst the characters. 'Evil Dead 2' (1987) and 'Braindead' (1992) by Peter Jackson (yes THAT Peter Jackson) if you want a more lighthearted yet gruesome experience.'Phantasm' (1979) which stands on its own as a quite unique horror experience. 'Kill List' (2011) a more modern film with some pretty strong content and a killer twist!"

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2017-02-24 19:16:52 (143 comments; 78 reshares; 1,157 +1s; )Open 

A different kind of street traffic. Great shot +John Soanes!

Gridlock

...Venetian style

#RoutesDetoursWaypoints #LandscapePhotography #venice #italy #streetphoto #streetphotography ___A different kind of street traffic. Great shot +John Soanes!

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