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Digital Dentistry Inc256Since their introduction, Google+ Hangouts on Air have become an amazingly powerful way to reach your audience via live interaction.  HOAs allow us to hold live webinars for both existing and potential patients to answer questions, talk about new procedures we're offering, inform about the newest trends and technologies, even have fun Events!  And after that, the HOAs are placed on your dental practice YouTube channel for future people to watch, be embedded on your website and social media, be included in e-newsletters, and more.  +Ronnie Bincer  , known as the Hangout Helper, is a coach, master trainer, and Google+ Trusted Tester. Every day he actively empowers entrepreneurs to harness technology and apply it to their own industries. Following his lead, thousands of people worldwide are mastering the use and power of social media, video, broadcast communications, and discoverability online.+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales Alex is a communication graduate student, teacher, and I suppose what has come to be known as brand voicer. With an interest in all things communication, Alex has explored Google+ as both herself and the brand SEOWiSE, a brand that has fallen in love with the Google Hangouts technology so much so that we have taken it to a new level. Using third-party technology, Livestream, John Ellis of SEOWiSE has discovered a way to combine the live audience interactivity of Hangouts-On-Air and the production quality of network broadcasting. Come learn from 2 top experts on HOAs, to learn how to reach out to your patients more easily than ever before.Digital Dentistry Inc: The Power of Hangouts on Air2014-10-11 19:00:0030 
Ammon Johns & Company245This is the pilot episode for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize"Featuring +Donald Brant and a guest appearance by +Stephanie Sims all joining me, +Ammon Johns for this pilot show.Ammonize is a new series in which I'll be sharing my unique approach to marketing.  Each week I'll be sharing my insights, processes, approaches and perspectives, from almost 20 years of experience as a leading Internet Marketing Consultant.  The aim is helping you to 'Ammonize' your own projects and business ventures by understanding exactly how I approach various marketing objectives and situations.What is really  special about the shows is that every other week, the show will be an hour of actual consulting, live on air.Real-world cases, real solutions, in real time!Please join me for this pilot show where my willing sacrifice wonderfully generous guest is +Donald Brant allowing me to share with you an hour of consultation on his business and marketing.  Join the show to lend him your own support, views, and insights, as I examine his business and marketing plans, evaluate his market position and align what he wants to achieve with the resources he has available.  The end result ... tune in to see!Ammonize - The Pilot Episode2014-08-09 20:00:001 
Christopher Vogelmann1,908Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = +Clarissa Silva That's the formula that describes our special guest this week who was featured in Times Square this year (See Trailer Photo).Clarissa Silva is a behavioral scientist and clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She created “You’re Just a Dumbass,” as a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On the blog, Clarisa shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives from 16 years of practice.Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the scientific blogging strategies that Clarissa Silva employs in order to create Massive Engagement.A frequent guest on Fox, NBC and Huffington Post, Clarissa, is an in-demand guest on the talk show circuit.  Get ready to learn about the scientific side of blogging and how you can engage your readers for greater responsiveness.Clarissa's PR Newswire Link:  http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/tag/clarissa-silva/ #behavioralmarketing   #behavioralscience   #bloggingtips   #influencers   #engagement   #relationshipmarketing  Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale2014-08-07 21:00:00112 
Sean Poluk4,842Come enjoy some great food  and drinks  with a side of Original blues, roots & more. Sean Poluk @ Gate 403 in Toronto2014-08-05 17:00:0018 
Social Media Hangout3,866Watch live and you have a chance to win a BETA invite code for Google Domains! Join us as we discuss a whole slew of topics related to SEO and Google Search. Recaps  and insights from MozCon 2014 with +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge  and listen in as we chat about the lack of updates on Penguin, and why we think that Google needs to adjust how they penalize those who break the rules.Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like  +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout, +Eric Enge, +Mark Traphagen,  +Shannon Hernandez  and maybe even a surprise panelist or two!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enterIn the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00143 
martin shervington742,112You know I spend most of my time on Google+, right?Well, increasingly I've been valuing the role of using Twitter alongside - the cross platform connections make a huge difference to building relationships.So, I thought you all may like to dig a little deeper and there is no one better to ask in than +Mark Schaefer on this one as he is just bringing out a new edition to his book. He has a solid business view of social as well.So, hope to see you on Wednesday; and we will be taking questions so please ask away!About the book:The book was initially created to solve a problem. The most common question am I asked is, "Can you help me understand Twitter?"  That is just not something that can be addressed over a cup of coffee! So I wrote this book, first to help my students, but it caught on has loyal fans all around the world.  The Tao of Twitter teaches you the practical MINDSET for success, not just a bunch of theoretical or technical suggestions. If you follow the strategy in the book, I know it can work for you because I have seen it impact hundreds of lives.The Tao of Twitter is beyond a book. It's a movement. Welcome to a global community that is unleashing the power of this amazing communication platform to connect to the world and drive new business benefits in wonderful and unexpected ways! The Tao of Twitter! (And the Te of Google+ :D)2014-07-30 18:00:0092 
Stephan Hovnanian35,452Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!Most of us have heard the phrase "social proof" and seen/read discussions on the value of "engagement" in getting additional audience attention and actions.But how relevant is social proof? Is social proof really a factor, and if so, a good factor?This battle is between two professionals, one standing on the side of Social Proof, and the other believing that much of it is malarkey:In the Red Corner: +Dustin W. Stout:Dustin is a proponent of social proof, saying that "if you saw two restaurants on the street, one with a line out the door, and one without, which would you want to go to for dinner?"Get Dustin's full thoughts on social proof in his popular blog post, This Changes Everything (http://goo.gl/P5t8GW)In the Blue Corner, +David Kutcher: In David's eyes, how your audience is earned will make a huge difference in the value that you derive from the audience you create, and whether it returns value to your goals (ROI) or is simply an exercise in Ego. In other words, seeing/experiencing value is more important than social proof, both for businesses and customers.Get David's thoughts on earned audiences here (http://goo.gl/uw5sDY)Your Moderator, +Stephan Hovnanian: Stephan is going to play Switzerland here, and hopefully keep these two passionate businessmen from jumping through their respective screens and getting physical. In the immortal words of the ref from Rocky IV, "watch the low blows, and the rabbit punches. In case of a knockdown, go to the corner I tell you to and wait until I tell you to come out."You!We want to hear from you, which is more important, social proof, or tangible value, or something in between? Weigh in on the comments, shares, you name it. Bring your friends, grab the popcorn, and let's have it out!Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!2014-07-17 21:00:00123 
matthew rappaport198,515This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3163 
Steady Demand3,544Join the Tools of Google Plus +Steady Demand  +NOD3x  +CircleCount  +Circloscope +Friends+Me  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of +Google+ using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ).This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes!+Circloscope - (1) Free Pro Plan+Friends+Me - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life!+CircleCount - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo+Steady Demand  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts +NOD3x (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs+Dustin W. Stout of +dustn.tv will be the Host of this event.Producer: GPlus Tool Party! - #Drink - Stay Hydrated My Friends #GPlusTools2014-07-10 20:00:00266 
My Music Hangout32,666The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0Calling all music fans! Last week's music hangout with the #PhabAstonFour was such a success that we have put together a special presentation for us all to watch together! Grab a glass of wine and join The Aston Family once again, this time from the audience, while we watch and listen to the music together! Afterwards, we will open up a hangout and everyone is welcome to jump in and meet The Astons! I am sure that +Sue Aston will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to +Phil Aston about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for +Dan Aston and +Lee Aston about what it is like growing up in this terrific family!When: Sunday, July 6th at 1pm EST Where: All Over The World!Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0This is going to be fun! Help show your love and support for The Aston Family by joining us! This will be a fun, uplifting and very enjoyable party around the world!Set List:Nancy's GardenFlightPale JacketHomecoming Way HomeAlsiaLee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)Dance of the Red GloveIf you missed the original show and would like to watch it, go to http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangoutLinks:http://www.sueaston.comhttp://www.danaston.comSupport Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: +My Music Hangout    The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!2014-07-06 19:00:00165 
Those 4 Girls998Welcome to +Those 4 Girls weekly show!!Tune in for our month long series on Sustainability.Can't watch it live?Catch all the replays and podcasts at www.those4girls.comG+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G07022104YT Live Event: coming soonRSVP YES or MAYBE here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience!Everyone is talking about Organic & GMO's and Sustainability.What are we eating these days?Is it really food or is it a chemical compound made to look, feel, smell and taste like food?Is organic better? What exactly is GMO?What kind of small changes can we do to today to improve our lives and our health for the long term?Tune in this week as we chat with our amazing and knowledgeable panel as we dive in to this very HOT topic!!Meet Our Panel This Week!!!+Leah Segedie - I'm the Community Leader of Mamavation, which is where I teach moms disease prevention behaviors,http://www.mamavation.com. I'm also the Creator of ShiftCon which is the first social media conference for Eco-Wellness Bloggers October of 2014,http://www.shiftconmedia.com.And I own a network of just over 9,000 bloggers who want to work with health/wellness brands called the Bookieboo Influencer Network, http://www.bookieboo.com. Other than that, I'm generally just a pain in the ass..in a good way +Wayne Meador  - Wayne Meador is a visionary and entrepreneur. He’s the creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, and on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him. Before AWorld4ChangeTV, he was working as a small business sales consultant, has been to nursing school, worked as an EMT, a volunteer firefighter, supervised heavy equipment crews at jobsites, been a sheep farmer, and restored his first car by the time he was 16. He’s a dedicated, single father on a mission to build a better world, by helping each one of us learn how to become more sustainable and self-reliant in our daily lives.When he’s not glued to the computer screen and sharing his mission, he enjoys building food securitT4G - Sustainable Living - All About Food2014-07-02 19:00:00123 
My Music Hangout32,666The Aston Family Music HangoutCalling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!+Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by +Phil Aston. We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk and +Mia VossLinks:http://www.sueaston.comhttp://www.danaston.comSet List:Nancy's GardenFlightPale JacketHomecoming Way HomeAlsiaLee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)Dance of the Red GloveSupport Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: +My Music Hangout   Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangoutMy Music Hangout Website:The Aston Family Music Hangout2014-06-29 19:00:00233 
Social Media Hangout3,866Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout and our special guests from +Circloscope, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotionSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119 
Ronnie Bincer90,589#TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others+Jaana Nyström is one of the world’s leading authorities on Google+ knowledge. She is a Google+ Top Contributor, a Google+ trusted user and beta tester. Helping others “get” Google+ is her passion. Jaana’s business Gplussa helps coach businesses, students and non-profits on Google+, Google tools, social media and digital marketing. One of Jaana’s recent posts was titled How I became the most followed Nobody in Finland. In this post, she writes, “Consistently NOT posting solely about my own topic but sharing a wide variety of interests with my Circleverse. I have also helped a lot of people and have dished out my knowledge for free since the beginning.”Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x ************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, July 7thAn interview with: +Chef Dennis LittleyChef, Food Blogger, HOA HostMonday, July 21stWe will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of +TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others2014-06-16 20:30:00199 
AWorld4Change1,109What is Elderberry Syrup? First lets learn a bit about the benefits of the Elderberry.+Wayne Meador will host as Kristi Carter teaches this class on Saturday, June 14th at 2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12pm MT | 11am PT.Scroll Down To RSVP. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDSFull Schedule Of Live Events Here: http://www.aworld4change.com/eventsElderberries have a long history as a folk cure for a variety of ailments. Currently, scientific studies are being conducted to test the accuracy of these health claims. While some uses haven't been proven yet, elderberries in the form of elderberry syrup have been shown to boost immunity, decrease mucous production during colds and fight the flu. Boosting the Immune System, it helps your body fight disease. Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are crucial in helping the body maintain optimal health. Plus, the bioflavonoids in elderberry syrup boost the body's immune system by increasing antioxidant levels and viruses that damage cell walls. A daily dose can assist you in preventing both acute and chronic disease.Making Elderberry Syrup is as easy and the usages are endless. You can use it as an elixir to drink, on top of your ice cream or pancakes, and to flavor your water... This HOA we will teach you how to make this wonderful Syrup...We monitor the comments in as many locations as we can. If you're wanting a question answered, make sure and comment below the video and we’ll do our best to answer it during the show(Our show may not be timely for your schedule. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay)Hashtag: #AWorld4Change Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDSSubscribe to +AWorld4Change's YouTube Channel to catch future, and watch past episodes of our shows. http://goo.gl/ONYbKXLike the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends to watch too.#SustainableBuilding #CarTireFoundation #ReclaimedBuildingMaterial   ---------------------------------------Producer for today's show is the wonderful +Nazim Beltran!---------------------------------------Website - Elderberry Syrup (How To Make & Uses For It)2014-06-14 20:00:0035 
Mia Voss28,194The Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book PublishingThis week on +The Mia Connect Power Chat - we'll be getting the 411 on Book Publishing, Self Publishing, Writing Techniques, Marketing Your Book and more!Friday, June 13 - 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET+The Mia Connect Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment       And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy    More about our Panel:+Denise Wakeman - Online Business Strategist, Founder of The Blog Squad and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink. Denise is the host of the popular Hangout show Adventures In Visibility, focused on helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs to optimize, leverage, and strategically use social marketing tools to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money selling their products and services.   Denise is passionate about Adventure travel and how it can inspire you to think bigger and go for what’s possible in your business and life. She’s currently planning a new Adventure for entrepreneurs in Peru and another in India. denisewakeman.com+Lany Sullivan - Founder of +Those 4 Girls and co-author of Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money.  +Those 4 Girls' passion is to uplift women, encourage, advise and support women in their individual missions. Lany is a highly successful and seasoned business owner and sales professional with several years of progressive experience in establishing and managing opThe Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book Publishing2014-06-13 18:00:00204 
Social Media Hangout3,866We are joined by two special guests this week. +Avtar Ram Singh of +Circus Social will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and +Wade Harman will be around for us to pick his brain on relationships, trust and authority!This is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening in!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Dustin W. Stout!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0093 
Eric Enge19,789This week on the #DMEShow  +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together.The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users.Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23209 
Christopher Vogelmann1,908Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing BehaviorIn our next episode of Epic Influencers, we have a conversation with +David Amerland about his story of becoming an influencer and how you can use your unique message to become an epic influencer yourself.As most of you know, David is a major force on Google+, a prolific author and an in-demand consultant to major corporations.  His engaging style and sincere desire to help others are palpable in the online world.  Many viewers have expressed the notion that they can listen to him for hours on end.Mark your calendars for this very special conversation with a humble, humorous, informative and powerful visionary - +David Amerland.Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable.Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo=================================================#influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00158 
Eric Enge19,789Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed +Mark Traphagen to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by +Dustin W. Stout.  Dustin and I are going to talk about the role of images/photos/visuals in amping up your content marketing to the next level.The show will air at 1 PM EDT on Tuesday May 27th. Just say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please help us pack the house by inviting others or sharing the event.  It helps make for a lively event comment stream which we will pull into the show!I Don't Need No Stinkin' Images! Or Do I?2014-05-27 19:00:00190 
Eric Enge19,789Join us as +Mark Traphagen and I chat with +Jay Baer about the role of social media in your overall business.  We will talk about identifying and leveraging the highest octane gasoline possible!Here is the YouTube Link: Playing with Gasoline With Jay BaerThe show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing.Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00176 
Christine & Mia5,369YouTube Link:What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/14Join +Christine DeGraff and +Mia Voss and guest host +Craig Fifield  as we chat with our guest +Ronnie Bincer Wednesday, May 21st11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ETA little more about Ronnie: You know him as the Hangout Helper and a master at  - #VideoContentMarketing / Video SEO (VSEO) and Online Marketing. We'll be peeking into the Man Behind The Hangout during this episode. We are looking forward to hearing the rest of the story from Ronnie!This week's show is sponsored by:+Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.comFollow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir  & #WhatsYourStory      What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/142014-05-21 20:30:00158 
Plus My Reach615Monetize Your Hangouts - Media KitBroadcast Times:13:30 PST16:30 EST21:30 GMTThe second in a series of shows we will be holding with industry leaders and specialists focusing on monetizing your Hangouts.This weeks guest: +Ryan J. Rhoades www.reformationdesigns.comRyan J. Rhoades - CEO & Lead Graphic Artist at Reformation Designs, which is a company he started in Silicon Valley in 2011.Some of his recent clients include Jack Canfield, Jim Kwik of SuperheroYou and Kwik Learning, Rick Frishman of Morgan James Publishing, and many others.His clients have appeared in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and been on many television networks like CNN, MSNBC, etc.Potential sponsors will expect a media kit from you. This should include, but is not limited to: Who you are, what you do, and how do you do it. Examples of your HOA's with their audience engagement is obviously essential. What other affiliated activity do you support?We've used the video holder to display a demonstration of +Plus My Reach while the event is scheduled for those interested in finding out more about Plus My Reach prior to the event broadcasting.Watch and Participate Live Google Plus:https://plus.google.com/events/cnm6qm1ch2vtv86e0jhnv8bjqdgOr YouTube:Monetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit____________________________________________________________________Don't forget the General Q&A on Wednesday, all welcome:https://plus.google.com/events/cnsp9c3ntb6h9u9r6m6t5pt9p7cEvent Hashtag: #PlusMyReachMonetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit2014-05-08 22:30:0097 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?An interview with: +Eric Enge“If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7vInfluence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x*******************************************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, May 5thAn interview with: +Eric EngeCEO of +Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch ColumnistMonday, May 19thAn interview with: +Mark TraphagenSr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple ConsultingMonday, June 2ndAn interview with: #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00234 
martin shervington742,112This week I'll interview +Barry Feldman.Barry loves me; in fact, Barry loves me so much he called me a knucklehead earlier. Yes, that much.But here is the thing, that is Barry, it expresses who he is - an energetic, straight talking, 'from the hip shoot' King of personal branding.And that is what I want to show you. Not just 'go read his stuff', but to show you how to infuse your personality into everything you do online.I'll be learning too, of course.p.s. I met Barry at the Social Media Marketing World conference, and he is starting to 'get' Google+, and maybe even fall in love with it as well.So, please join me, to shake out your branding cobwebs, get fresh, and be inspired this Wednesday!How to build an AWESOME personal brand!2014-04-30 20:00:00106 
Social Media Hangout3,866Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as they discuss the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head +Vic Gundotra. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe and possibly even a surprise guest or two!As usual, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to tune in and share your questions about the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra.In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00245 
Wade Harman16,179Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares?I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZThe second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPThis week +Wade Harman is joined by +Shawn Manaher and +Nicholas Cardot to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.  Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising! Don't forget to circle the new G+ page +WadeHarman.com and would love to have you come join us over in the Relationship Marketing Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0062 
Lisa Engles4,634*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program*Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout HeroHave you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them.​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am.Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate.In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication. Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do. So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before.So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where Hangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0098 
Jim Shankle1,413John Brown University is pleased to Host +David Amerland (and possibly a "mystery guest" who might just pop in) for a unique HOA that adds to information David presented to a JBU MBA Marketing Strategies course last year. Additionally, David will discuss his new book "Google+ Hangouts for Business" which he wrote in collaboration with +Ronnie Bincer, +martin shervington and others. This Friday & Saturday seminar on Entrepreneurialism will be taught by +Jim Shankle  and +Maxie Carpenter (retired VP, People Division and Training at Walmart). Both are Adjunct Professors at JBU. Other speakers during this Seminar (in private sessions) include Donnie Smith, CEO and +Susan Beebe Manager, Social Media & Online Communities at Tyson Foods and Terry Turpin, COO of Acumen Holdings.David will give his historical perspective regarding Social Business on the internet and where it is going as a result of the influence of Google Semantic Search. He (and later Friday afternoon in another HOA - https://plus.google.com/events/cn6vs30l287loeaalp03bkut1r0, +Larry Fournillier , +Chef Dennis Littley and +Ronnie Bincer) will discuss real-world, "life applications" for how individuals and Brands are increasingly utilizing G+ as a platfoDavid Amerland at JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism2014-04-11 18:00:0074 
Social Media Hangout3,866Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ (Strategy, Professionals, Creative, and Discussions) as they introduce you to this brand new HOA series: Social Media Hangout! as well as the Social Media communities.3:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - NEW YORK TIME ZONE)This means: 7:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)http://smhangout.comFeaturing the likes of:+Andrij Harasewych +Dustin W. Stout +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Ben Fisher +Kristoffer Howes +Ryan Crowe and more to come, keep an eye out for announcements this week!We just may sneak in a few surprises and gifts for viewers, so this is one HOA you definitely don't want to miss.Brought to you by +Social Media Hangout, as well as our wonderful partners: +Socialize Me +Stone Temple Consulting +dustn.tv +Social Media Hangout: Greetings and Salutations2014-03-09 20:00:00172 
The Hangout Helper249Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with +Guy Kawasaki & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click Read more... One of our very first  #MobileHOA   interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite.SXSWMobileHOA Guy KawasakiJoin in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice in the filmstrip to start things off. +Jeff Sieh will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & +Ronnie Bincer so we can join in as soon as we are able. Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.Guy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event! To keep up on all the other live action, Check out the Event list below for each day of the Interactive portion of  #SXSW2014   where  #SXSWmobileHOA   will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of The Hangout Mastery community... signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery .Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00118 
Chef Dennis Littley638,491Mobile Users : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  as we discuss Google Local and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyEvery Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbRMonday March 3rd @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Local2014-03-03 19:00:0069 
Future of StoryTelling557,866On Wednesday, 2/26, we're hanging out with Scott Snibbe, media artist, filmmmaker, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed "designer of useless programs".  Known for breakthrough iOS music applications like Bjork's "Biophilia" and Philip Glass' "REWORK_", Snibbe is literally shaping the future of music before our eyes. This week we'll also be joined by musicians +Damian Kulash  of OK Go, and the Google Plus Sensation +Daria Musk.  Submit your questions to our panel of experts in realtime, right here on Google Plus. The conversation will explore how interactive design is revolutionizing the way we consume. Snibbe's work transforms music into a participatory experience that can impact an audience's social, emotional, and physical behavior. We'll talk about how technology can empower people to participate in music, and ultimately contribute to the story it relays. Submit your questions to our panel of experts in realtime, right here on Google Plus. Snibbe’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. His large-scale interactive projects have been incorporated into concert tours, the Olympics, science museums, airports, and other major public spaces and events. In the 1990s, he was one of the co-developers of the special effects software, Adobe After Effects.Virtual Roundtables feature a different FoST speaker every Wednesday at 12:30pm EST, as part of an ongoing weekly series. Check out the full line-up of speakers and topics on our website here: http://futureofstorytelling.org/fost-virtual-roundtables/Virtual Roundtable: Scott Snibbe, Artist and Researcher in Interactivity2014-02-26 18:30:0078 
martin shervington742,112Who wants to join me as I interview Jay Baer about his New York Times best selling business book?We will be talking about the attitude/culture/approach of 'helping', including how Jay finds the culture on Google+; where he thinks we should be putting our attention right now, and where it is going in the future.Whether you are a business or an individual looking at your own approach, this should be a lot of fun and give you new insights too!What is 'Youtility' all about?Jay says..."The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. But those two letters are critically important to your company’s success.You’re not competing for attention only against other, similar products. You’re competing for attention against everything. To win in this hyper-competitive environment, you must ask “How can we help?”If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. This is Youtility."Sound good? See you then!An interview with Jay Baer about his book 'YouTility"!2014-02-25 20:00:0077 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Introducing the New and Improved CircloscopeOn Monday, February 17th, +Ronnie Bincer and +Christine DeGraff will be joined by +Craig Fifield of +Circloscope. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at +Circloscope along with +Christine DeGraff and +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh. Circloscope is in the final phases of redevelopment; Christine and Craig will give us a sneak peek of Circloscope's new features, will tell you how it can be used to help you identify engagers and influencers in your area of interest, and will discuss the importance of circle management so you can filter through the noise and focus in on the conversations that really matter to you.Helpful articles on Using/Getting the most out of the current version of Circloscope:Circloscope A to Z by the developer +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbARCircloscope Recipes by +martin shervington http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/Introduction to Circloscope by +#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00181 
Chef Dennis Littley638,491Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDksJoin me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  with are very special guest +David Amerland  as we tackle the topic of Semantic Search  on the 10th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyAnd who better to learn it from then the Author of Google Semantic Search himself.  Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbRMonday February 1th @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Semantic Search with David Amerland2014-02-17 19:00:00151 
Daria Musk3,547,009BE MY VALENTINE!Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤HOW TO ATTENDYou are cordially invited to watch and most importantly join my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert!❤ RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME! I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;)DAY + TIMEI know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;)WHAT TO EXPECTWe can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;)SHARE THE LOVEShare the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too! So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday! XO, DariaDaria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00294 
Kevin Kelly548,801Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0083 
martin shervington742,112I am delighted to be interviewing +Peg Fitzpatrick +Rebekah Radice and +Cynthia Sanchez. And here is the plan...I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use?This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00121 
martin shervington742,112Google Plus for Individuals and Business!Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses...There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Eric Enge19,789In this week's #DMEShow  I will be joined by Google's +Christian Ashlock and +Rico Farmer:1. Getting Started Strong on Google Plus (for brand pages)2. +Post ads what to expect, and how to use them3. How to Run a Great HangoutThe live YouTube link will be here: Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team This should be a fantastic event!  We will share the live YouTube link here just before show time.  The event will be live at 3 PM ET (Boston time).Please feel free to share the event or invite others!Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team!2014-02-06 21:00:00265 
The White House2,513,402Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31.Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:004 
Men's Health501,148Stay on track in 2014 with healthy eating and nutrition tips from our panel of experts.TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:-Tips for maintaining flavor while eating healthy-Cooking demo-How to incorporate fruits and vegetables during the winter monthsPARTICIPANTS:-Paul Kita, Men’s Health Senior Associate Editor-Cheryl Forberg, Nutritionist and Chef-David McInerney, Co-Founder, Fresh Direct-Christopher Mohr, Ph.D, RDHealthy Cooking & Nutrition Tips2014-01-28 19:00:00157 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Join us for the #KraftyCooking Live HOA. If on mobile watch here: #KraftyCooking HOA 5 Chefs' Stories Live and UncensoredThis is a follow up to our blog post http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/use-google-hangouts-krafty-cooking/ which contains video interviews of all the chefs on the panel. We’ll be talking about how these Chefs have used Hangouts and Hangouts on Air along with their culinary skills to help people learn the joys of cooking.The event info above shows your local time, but as a reference we start at 1pm EST (New York) on 8-Jan-2014.We will likely go into some behind the scenes stories as well as how they incorporate some of their own childhood food experiences into their online cooking endeavors. All tied into how they have been Krafty in their Cooking showmanship!Please invite others to this event to watch and interact with the live show or to view afterwards and help us spread the word on how Google Plus and #KraftyCooking ideas are an incredible combination.=== ===#KraftyCooking #GooglePlusMarketing #HangoutsWithFood#KraftyCooking and 5 Chefs’ Stories Live and Uncensored2014-01-08 19:00:00249 
Ronnie Bincer90,589So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now.As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0BaWe'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do Limited Broadcasts via Private HOAs - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system.This means that every business/person has their own Private Broadcasting Channel... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! The key is to know how to use the stuff properly... this session will get you started.If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP=== ===#HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips  Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ...So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00396 
Google Plus Week TV Show415Troll Time Weekly returns this Friday when we welcome another batch of YouTube trolls to Google Plus Week. (Not to mention a special guest! Which means we'll actually be starting on time!) We'll also be looking at the new profile layout for Google+, the problems with the new Android client, and much much more! Join us Friday, with your comments on YouTube live, as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 15 Nov 20132013-11-16 02:30:0018 
Mia Voss28,194This week we bust out a Weekend Edition for you! +Dustin W. Stout, +Michael Q Todd & +Ileane Smith will join us as we chat all things online & Social Media. Grab your cup of coffee and stay in your PJ's and bring your questions & comments. These three are POWERHOUSES of Info and you don't want to miss it!  Saturday, November 9th9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmESTFind your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTyHow & where to watch:- Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event- YouTube:  Social Media Power Chat - All about Blogging with Dustin Stout, Michael Q Todd & Ileane Smith- Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect- TweetHappy? Follow us at https://twitter.com/TheMiaConnect and use hashtag #BatCrapCrazy          Join the #SocialMediaPowerchat  Community for updates!*http://bit.ly/HwmLXI*Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/#BatCrapCrazy    | #GetYourLearnOn    Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition with Dustin Stout, Michael Q. Todd & Ileane Smith2013-11-09 18:30:00239 
Jim Shankle1,413It's always a pleasure hearing +David Amerland discuss "The GSS/G+ Connection" because it's a subject area with many facets.For mobile viewers click on this YouTube Link - MBA Marketing Strategies - David Amerland The time for the Event is translated to your local time zone. As a reference, it starts at 7:30 PM ET.Google Semantic Search and its direct connection to, and support by, Google+ (what I am starting to call "The GSS/G+ Connection") is remarkably deep and important. Yet David explains it with such simplicity, ease, and freshness that it's very understandable and enjoyable no matter your level of experience. Unquestionably, there is a wealth of material in this subject matter which means David will never be over-exposed or fail to peel back yet another layer of this very large onion every time he appears in an HOA.Thursday night he is joining my MBA Marketing Strategies class at John Brown University (Rogers Center in Northwest Arkansas) via Google Hangouts On Air. David will explain The GSS/G+ Connection from an MBA's and marketer's perspective. He will also introduce some unique "life applications" that should be pursued as an extension of the emerging power of GSS and Google+. Our session will start at 6:30 PM CST for those interested in seeing Marketing Strategies examined from David's unique perspective.Two facts backing my conclusion that David has struck a deep vein...1) He had 22,000 Followers when I started communicating with him 5-6 weeks ago. Today his Followers number over 150,000, and2) His game-changing book Google Semantic Search - 230 pages (including an extensive Bibliography for those who want to explore the subject even further) that mines (as David calls it) a "semantically dense" subject.Proof that GSS/G+ is a critically important subject for MBA students (everyone really) was on display last week. Friday for an enjoyable and fast-paced hour, David, +Mark Traphagen  +Ronnie Bincer   (aka "The Hangout Helper") and +martin shervington  discussed how Google+ is changing behavior on the internet - to the better - https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0n7nndld5gebbjat1of0dhb124 Even after a full hour, there were many unaddressed questions - reflecting that the session could have continued for the rest of the day. Based on the enjoyable chemistry of these four professionals, most their large audience probably would not have left them had it continued.Come join us Thursday night to continue the discussion.#mktgmba  MBA Marketing Strategies - David Amerland Explores "The GSS/G+ Connection" at John Brown University2013-11-08 01:30:0064 
Simon's Cat116,018Join Simon Tofield the creator of Simon’s Cat and his team as they explain the work that goes into making their hugely popular animated films. They'll give drawing and animation demonstrations as well as showing some of their recent work, giving rare insights into the making of a 400 million views internet phenomenon. Come early as seating is limited. Register before arrival. Apple Store, Regent Street, London UKWednesday 30 October 7:00pm - 8pm For more information and to reserve a placehttp://www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/The Bumper Book of Simon's Cat is available on the iBookstore*https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/bumper-book-simons-cat-enhanced/id714024668  *UK link. Please check your regional iBookstore for which Simon's Cat titles are available to you.Special Event - Simon's Cat2013-10-30 19:00:0016 
Google+8,318,488The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034122 
Google Plus Week TV Show415Great show planned for tonight! Hope you can join us! Don't you wish you had bought Google stock yesterday??? WOW!!Google Plus Week 10/18/20132013-10-19 02:30:0028 
martin shervington742,112We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour:Want to watch on a mobile?http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7MHow to properly Create a HOA EventUse the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goalsProperly Invite people and communities to the EventEncourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the showSend out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance StatusConnect the HOA Video feed to the Event (making is a HOA Event)Use Hangout Toolbox v.2 to self identify and Guide the Focus of the ShowUtilize the Event Comments as part of the showBring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone AppSave Comments for later reviewEngage After the EventIdentify people via comments that fit your target audienceEngage with them in comments, add to circlesInvite to future events, via circlesInvite to future events and Event’s Message OptionsRepeat to build valuable relationships using HOA EventsWhy are we doing all this for free?This is a promotion for Ronnie's Hangout Helper Mastery programme which you may like to know I've joined myself as a paying member as I need to keep up my skills too.And no, I am not on commission :)See you then!How to build valuable relationships using HOA events!2013-10-11 18:00:00354 
martin shervington742,112When it comes intelligence, let's face it, Moms know their stuff. And none more so than Kimberley Blaine - my guest for a show this coming Sunday!We decided we would get together and be intelligently social for around 30 minutes. "What will you get if you 'tune in'?" I hear you cry.Well, Kimberley is the the executive producer of mental health webseries, www.TheGoToMom.TV and a very positive and uplifting influence in the Plus - with a good sense of humor too (I missed the 'u' out to make my American friends feel comfortable!). So it should be really fun one!See you then, MartinHow Social Intelligence Influences Your Social Media!2013-09-22 18:00:0037 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAsHangouts on Air can be very interactive - It is like "Yelling at the TV" and The TV can answer back to paraphrase a friend. This new Q&A app adds another element to the back and forth conversation with Hangouts on Air.As noted in the intro video, this live session will use the Q&A app to address your questions and will NOT likely use the comments you might enter in the Event. Here is the link to the Referenced intro video so you can watch it after the Q&A interface auto-replaces the video in the event: Intro to the Q&A App with Google+ Events - HOA Questions & AnswersThis Event's start time will translate into your local time (unless you are on mobile) - as a reference point, the start time is 9am PT/12pm ET.We will not only discuss how people are using this Q&A app but will likely compare this method of interaction with prior methods and rate the pros and cons of each.Please invite others and/or share this Event with others that may be interested in the new Q&A app for Hangouts on Air. Bring your Questions!Here is a reference post for the official help guide re. the Q&A App: http://goo.gl/BRYkSM and this is a link to my last Event test using the same Q&A App: http://goo.gl/17i4ypLearn even more about Hangouts and HOAs here bit.ly/HangoutMastery- - - #HOAtips   #QandAapp   #QuestionsApp   #GooglePlusTips   #TheHangoutHelper   #HangoutMastery  Questions and Answers re. the Q&A app - live HOA discussion2013-09-18 18:00:00114 
Bradford Lowry6,485Join FitnessHOA and an amazing panel of Fitness Entrepreneurs as we  learn  how to grow our fitness authority and influence online.  Joining us as our guest professor for this Master Class is Internet Marketing & Google Plus Expert +Mark Traphagen.The topics on the board for discussion include, but are not limited too:What is Authorship and why is it important?Social Media - building my authority and influence onlineOnline Marketing - Pro TipsSearch Engine Optimization - Best PracticesContent & Engagement Our Panel: Online Marketing Experts and Fitness Entrepreneurs+Cindy Molchany - Social Media Strategist for Zephyr Adventures +Michael Harris - Creator of +40plusfitness +Neila Rey - Fitness Guru and SEO expert  (200,000+ Google Plus followers)+Anthony Hall - Marketing Solutions Expert with StrategicMarketingEDU.com +Randy Bauer - Physical Therapist and owner of Bauer Physical Therapy +Joe Napolitani - Creator of FitnessHOA and founder of Plethora LLC.+Bradford Lowry - Co-Founder of Fitness & Nutrition Community Fitness: Online Marketing Master Class featuring Mark Traphagen2013-09-14 17:00:0022 
Google Plus Week TV Show415Hey, let us never say you don't get invited to all the cool parties! But in case you don't, you can join us every Friday night as we talk about the hottest happenings on the worlds coolest social network - Google+!This week, we'll be taking a look at new ways of getting your Blogger posts into Google+, getting your Google+ posts out onto your web page, and other new features. Secretary of State Kerry will be in a Hangout - we'll share your thoughts about it and anything else you've seen on Google+ as we take your comments via YouTube live and this Event! #gpw20130913  Google Plus WEEK!2013-09-14 02:30:0034 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google PlusThis live HOA Discussion will walk you through the process of making Google Drive Presentations that can be easily posted in Google Plus and be used as part of your Hangout On Air presentations. +Michael Bennett is our featured guest.Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link:Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+The live show will be visible just to the left... when you see a Play Arrow in a video player, Click on the Play Arrow to watch. Mobile viewers will be given a YouTube Link to use just before showtime.Feel free to invite others to this event. And leave questions/comments for us to address as part of the show.- - - #HOAtips   #GoogleDrive   #PresentationTips   #GooglePlusTips  Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+2013-09-09 19:00:00147 
MasterChef1,289,657MASTERCHEF Fans! Want a chance to cook alongside your favorite finalists in a first-of-its-kind cooking series? Now you can! MasterChef will be streaming its live Cookalong via Google+ Hangouts.On each one-hour “Cookalong,” up to four fans will cook and interact with a Season Four MASTERCHEF finalist in real time as he/she prepares a favorite summer dish. The next “Cookalong” takes place on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET with MASTERCHEF finalist Jessie Lysiak. Jessie will be making Shrimp and Grit Cakes with Sweet Tomato Relish and Spring Vegetable Salad.The cookalongs will stream live at 7:00 PM ET on the MASTERCHEF Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+masterchef/posts), as well as on FOX’s YouTube Channel, (http://www.youtube.com/FOX), where the cookalongs will also be available for playback.The “Cookalong” series will be moderated by Laura Vitale, creator of “Laura in the Kitchen” (YouTube).You can watch all previous cookalongs here: http://fox.tv/MCcookalongsDon't miss all-new episodes of MASTERCHEF on Wednesdays at 9/8c, on FOX!MasterChef TM & © 2013 Reveille Independent, LLC. All Rights Reserved.MASTERCHEF COOKALONG w/ Jessie Lysiak2013-09-04 01:00:001523 
Dustin W. Stout44,314It's time again for a collective group of bloggers to come together, Hangout, and challenge each other to be better than ever at online publishing! The last blogging challenge was a huge success - dustn.tv/blogging-challenge-001- and the general consensus was, we need to do this again!So join us this Saturday for the second edition of the dustn.tv blogging challenge! We'll go live on the event page via Hangouts On Air and you'll be able to follow along with us even though you aren't in the video with us.If you show up late-- no problem! You can always rewind the video in real time! And feel free to ask questions in the comments section of the event page. See you soon!Blogging Challenge2013-08-31 18:00:0017 
Google Australia158,847Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch.#projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00430 
Google Plus Week TV Show415Back in April, we discussed if Google VP, and occasional special guest on Google Plus Week, +Vic Gundotra would make a good replacement for Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer. Tonight, with the official announcement from Balmer that he will retire within a year, we'll be revisiting that topic. We'll also be looking at the latest changes in our favorite social layer and across the Google product line, as well as take your questions and comments. All this, and more, as the sun sets on another Google Plus Week!#gpw20130823  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-24 02:30:0036 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington & +Dave Williams for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and AnswersThose interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/membersI've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns.Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame.Feel free to invite others here to the Event...More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon!- - - #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43189 
Google Plus Week TV Show415Lots of updates to Google+ this week, and we'll be exploring what they mean for this platform we love and loathe. A new Android app, photo integration with Google Drive, and a new API that lets programs write to your stream (with some caveats). Our panelists will be sharing their thoughts, and we welcome yours as well via YouTube or the comments on this event. This will be a great way to wrap your head around all the changes, not to mention wrapping up an awesome Google Plus Week!#gpw20130816  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-17 02:30:0046 
Google Plus Week TV Show415We have an exciting show planned for this week. We will be joined by the dazzling +Natalie Villalobos - Google+ Community Manager. She'll be explaining what a CM does, fielding your questions live, and will reveal what cool features we can expect next! (Well... probably not the last one.) So join us via YouTube, Google+ comments, and Hangout Questions as we wrap up another awesome Google Plus Week!#gpw20130809Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-10 02:30:0068 
Google+ Help54,909We'll be hosting Office Hours for Hangouts and HOA related questions, concerns, or feature requests.Drop in from 10:30-11:30am PST on Thursday, 8/8.To allow as many people as possible to enter the Hangout and ask their hangouts question, please be courteous and exit the Hangout once you've received an answer.Hangouts Office Hours2013-08-08 19:30:0038 
Ronnie Bincer90,589With the new availability of YouTube Live Events, many people want to know how they compare to Google+ Hangouts on Air. We'll tell you here!The video of the live show is visible on the left, click it to watch. MOBILE VIEWERS watch here: YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - which to useHere is a Special Link I'll reference in the show: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members ...We'll talk about how YouTube Live and HOA are similar and how they differ. My featured guest will be +Bern Rexer the owner of the YouTube Live Streaming Community here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjPYouTube lowered the bar to only needing 100 subscribers to let us use YouTube Live Events... I bet you're curious so we'll do our best to let you know what's up.Leave questions in the comments before, during and after the live show. Feel free to invite others to come, and read up on Live Events here:BONUS POST Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube (using YouTube Live Event tricks): http://goo.gl/Sb45My {{Edit: this no longer works}}YouTube Live Streaming Guide:https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=enVideo Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveopsOverview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et- - - #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00519 
Google Plus Week TV Show415Another Google Plus WEEK! And what a week it has been! Were you one of the hundreds of thousands who rushed to get their Chromecast device? We'll swap stories and talk about Google's strategy with this new hardware - more than just another Q! We'll  be taking your thoughts on this, via Google+, YouTube, and the Questions app.So join us for another wild Google Plus Week!(Think you got this notice twice? Nah... just an illusion... trust us...)#gpw20130726Google Plus WEEK!2013-07-27 02:30:0034 
Scott Lewis228,886Have you ever wondered what it's like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at M.I.T.? What sort of excitement comes with working on a project that allows people from across the globe to map neurons through a video game? Come find out when +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis interview +Amy Robinson!Buddhini and Scott will be together in San Diego hosting this special Google+ Hangout On Air interview with Amy from +Sebastian Seung's computational neuroscience lab at MIT. This Hangout On Air will be broadcast live and recorded to YouTube. If you have any questions or comments for Amy or the hosts, please feel free to leave them here on the event page, through the live Google+ shares, via YouTube or on Twitter using the hashtag #ktcHangout . Buddhini's Twitter:@DrHalfPintBuddyScott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomerAmy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinson#HangoutsOnAir   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #CitizenScience   #TEDx   #OpenScience   #WomenInSTEM   #ktc20130616   #Science   #STEM   #Neuroscience   #MIT  Interview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056 
Life at Google1,772,115Excited about Google I/O 2013 next week? Even if you weren't able to get tickets to the live event in San Francisco, you can still experience all of the proceedings via  Google I/O Extended. Hosted by our Google Developer Groups, Student Ambassadors, and local developers, I/O Extended lets you watch all of the sessions from a remote location.Part viewing experience and part community building, I/O Extended programming includes everything from live streaming of the event content to local developer demos, hackathons, and speaker sessions. RSVP here and visit the I/O Extended site to find a viewing session in your area, or set up your own: http://goo.gl/yG01oGoogle I/O Extended 20132013-05-15 18:00:00626 
Euro Maestro79,418Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083 
After Earth364,670Join us Tuesday, April 23rd at 9am PST for a special Google+ Hangout for After Earth!The After Earth Day Google+ Hangout will be moderated by futurist +Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering. Joining Kurzweil will be Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; the environmental advocate, explorer and filmmaker +Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau; NASA astronaut +Sunita Williams, an Indian American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for longest space flight by a woman; and Jaden Smith and Will Smith, the stars of After Earth. On the literal day after Earth Day, they will discuss the future that awaits the human race on Planet Earth, in the context of the overall themes of the action-adventure. After Earth will inspire a conversation focusing on the important questions we face about the present state of the planet, the future, and the environment. The participants will also explore the interaction of technology development, space travel, and ecological preservation.Will and Jaden's After Earth Day Hangout2013-04-23 18:00:001862 
martin shervington742,112In this interview with the brightest chap on the subject, I ad going to be asking every question I've wanted to ask Mark for months!We should all get the most understanding on this whole subject area in a rapid fire, energetic and dense 30-40 minute session.Content will include...What is ‘authorship’?How do you set authorship up? (G+ account, website, publishers)What is the benefit of setting it up?Can a business Page have authorship?What is ‘rel publisher’ all about?What is PageRank? (simple version!)Is this all about ‘relevance’?How do the people you to whom you are connected matter now?What advice would you give to:a) an individual, and b) a business to get it all set up!See you all there :DJust about everything you need to know about 'authorship', 'author rank' and 'social SEO', with Mark Traphagen2013-03-30 18:00:0094 
Artists In The Plus1,814,726"In The Spotlight!" is the Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Saturday February 9th we talk to +Rachel Koller! Join us as we discuss her journey in the music industry, and learn more about +Mayday RED, and Rachel's solo experience.The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. "In The Spotlight!" Rachel Koller2013-02-09 22:00:0089 
Ronnie Bincer90,589Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community Check-upSpecial Guest: +Fraser Cain - author of the GPC 30-day challenge. Listen and watch as Fraser, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 2 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus.Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!Do you primarily post inside your GPC now? How do you like the interaction in your GPC? Do you have suggestions for changes? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan.Scroll Down for more info...Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.The video up top is the recording of the Live HOA Video.Fraser's 30-day Challenge: http://goo.gl/rDWHd & the 30-day wrap-up post: http://goo.gl/jKMDbFind all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here...To get ready, you can watch part 1 here:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch part 6 via this link here (this one):Google Plus Communities - What we know after 2 Months (pt. 6)Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show.Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!- - - #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25150 
Google TV377,662Join us at 3:30pm PST TODAY for a #GoogleTV  hangout to discuss Voice Search. Send us your question ahead of time to see them answered live and on air.If you would like to attend, leave your name in the stream below.Voice Search Hangout2012-11-30 00:30:00266 
Artists In The Plus1,814,726"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Monday October 15th we talk to +Max Lugavere! Max Lugavere is a founding host and producer of the Emmy-winning Current TV. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Most recently, he completed a pilot for an HBO science and technology-themed docu-series entitled Talk Nerdy To Me with executive producer Bill Maher. Max is a singer-songwriter his first EP is titled "One Year Later". This On Air Event can be viewed at this link goo.gl/Shml5 or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Max Lugavere2012-10-16 02:00:00114 
Fraser Cain912,215Join us for a weekly roundup of breaking space news from a dedicated team of space journalists.We may or may not talk about:- The space shuttle Endeavour's transfer to California- Curiosity's analysis of the rock "Jake" on Mars- NASA's plans to build a base beyond the Moon- The possibility that Comet ISON will be the brightest in living memory- A new stratospheric freefall attempt- The Milky Way's galactic halo- The new Hubble eXtreme deep field survey... and other space stories as they develop.I've attached last week's episode so you'll see what this is all about.Weekly Space Hangout - Sep. 27, 20122012-09-27 19:00:00263 

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Nishant Kumar698Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - include the circle among your circles3- share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !2014-10-29 05:16:06500000
John Wood18,041This 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 circleIf 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!#circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare2014-10-28 10:03:57409223
Irina Sadokhina39,217Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  .This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle .  1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-10-27 05:23:354718367105
Daniel Mihai Popescu62,006I am happy to have you as friends! This is another Great Engagers circle, and if you'll be mentioned in the comments (since my notification sending system still doesn't work), means that you are members in it.A "+1" will be more than sufficient, only if you have the time :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  For others, you do what you want, but this is a great circle to add to yours, as all my other public circles.Thank you for being here, and I wish you a great weekend!2014-10-25 14:28:5549713174181
Circles and Photography32,404Builders 3     10.25.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-10-25 07:48:00334191824
Daniel Mihai Popescu61,717One of my Engagers circles :)Dedicated to you, it comes without string attached. I just hope you don't mind mentioning you all in the comments, since my notifications don't work. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  A "+1" will be more than enough for members :)I am sad when I see someone removing accounts he follows after a couple of weeks of "inactivity", no matter the communication and the good collaboration they have with the removed accounts. People letting the software to work for them, people with less defined scopes here, or quite very good defined.I have just used +Circloscope to have a look on the activity :)I remember faces, I remember names, I know guys from other networks, I can't bring myself to remove them when they haven't posted here for more than one week, one month, or even three.Where are we going? Isn't there enough room for everybody, or are some of you just bored of my rants?I hope you enjoy this circle, and tell me if I forgot someone. Thank you!2014-10-21 21:34:32481001
Irina Sadokhina38,504Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-10-20 06:25:00470282343
diana perez0circle 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 +Thomas Hawk +Peter Gregg +Peter Trapasso +Ludovic Moreeuw +Kyle Newton 2014-10-18 21:37:05488001
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 19:24:16491000
Wisata Adventure Jogja0Google Plus kini menjadi media social yang layak untuk anda perhitungkan, selain karena dimiliki oleh raksasa mesin pencari, Google Plus juga sangat bermanfaat untuk kemajuan Blog atau Website anda. Disini kita akan bersama sama mengoptimalkan penggunaan Google Plus dengan menggunakan shared circle.JIKA ANDA MENERIMA PEMBERITAHUAN INI ARTINYA BAHWA ANDA TERMASUK DALAM LINGKARAN INI: SILAHKAN BERBAGI DARI POST ORIGINAL: https://plus.google.com/101086729716140677592/posts/7C9x9KfDBcnMalam ini saya akan berbagi dengan Anda LINGKARAN/CIRCLE TERBAIK SAYAINI ADALAH VERSI 1AKarena ada begitu banyak akun di Lingkaran ini, maka saya harus membagi satu Lingkaran BESAR menjadi 2 lingkaran. Semoga Lingkaran ini Bermanfaat Untuk Kepentingan anda dalam menggunakan Google Plus. Lingkaran ini akan saya Bagi dalam dua versi yaitu 1A dan 1 BDengan cara ini saya memiliki kesempatan untuk menghormati kalian semua tanpa ada pengecualian, Ini adalah cara untuk menunjukkan rasa terima kasih saya dan rasa hormat untuk Anda semua. Saya melakukan yang terbaik untuk menjaga lingkaran saya up to date dan saya berharap bahwa saya tidak melewatkan siapa pun! Saya ingin menyampaikan saya syukur untuk semua orang besar Pengguna G + yang Keren, Terima kasih! SEMOGA BERMANFAAT!!!CatatanKetika Anda berbagi, Anda berbagi diri Anda terlebih dahulu. Kemudian berbagi dan biarkan diri Anda bersama dengan orang lain! Bingo Adventure & Education+Wisata Adventure Jogja JIKA ANDA INGIN Menjadi Bagian dari Lingkaran Tersebut1. Pastikan Anda telah menambahkan saya ke lingkaran Anda 2. +1 , Komentar dan Bagikan ulang pos ini di PUBLIC 3. Pastikan Anda ditambah, Bagikan ulang dan mengomentari Asli Post (LINK BAWAH)! 4. Kalau tidak, Mungkin saya tidak bisa melihat aktifitas andaLINK YANG ASLI POST: https://plus.google.com/101086729716140677592/posts/7C9x9KfDBcnBingo Adventure+Wisata Adventure Jogja INGAT!!!+1 , Komentar dan Bagikan ulang pos ini di PUBLIC Berikut ini adalah Link 1Bhttps://plus.google.com/101086729716140677592/posts/VpCwm27xyoY#circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circlesh2014-10-10 17:50:17501002
Jill Loeffler2,851Jill's Amazing CircleWelcome to my second circle share. This circle includes a variety of active individuals and they are the reason why I love hanging out on Google+.If you receive a message about this circle, that means you are included. If you want to remain in the circle, please comment, like, and share. If you would like to be included, please comment, like, and share too and I'll add as many people as I can.Thanks everyone! Have a wonderful day or evening (depending on where you are today)!Enjoy ~ Jill2014-10-10 02:22:54345303
Ads & PR32,014GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-10-08 15:41:56499394251
Kerpi Burgan6,106#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-10-07 12:05:04472003
Irina Sadokhina36,515Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . 1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-10-06 09:42:3947111616
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:43:56498000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:41:49497000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:36:47498000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:36:34497000
Ads & PR31,162GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-10-01 06:14:23494151821
Эксперт Биткоин396Обмениваемся полезными контактами !!! (часть  8)#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids #SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared #ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный 2014-09-30 17:43:35456000
Irina Sadokhina35,580Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-09-29 13:52:29469121223
Ads & PR30,838Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my #wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news #marketing funny  #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing2014-09-28 04:48:564559297124
Ads & PR30,545GO GO GO!!! ADD me and you WILL BE ADDED!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-24 05:35:15452104134130
Jill Loeffler2,312This is my first circle share. It includes those that are active on my posts as well as those whose posts I enjoy. If you received a notification, then you are included in this circle.Please share, like, and comment to let me know you would like to remain in my circle.Do you want to be included? If so, please share, like, and comment.Thanks everyone and enjoy this circle of amazing, interesting, and unique people!Enjoy ~ Jill #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  2014-09-23 13:08:29226131117
Haley Kim0Hello my dear friends!!!#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #GooglePlusTips #SharedPublicCircles #Google+ #Google #EliteInnerCircle #PublicCircle #AddCircle #Marketing #teamelitecircle #SocialMedia #HearingAids #dontconfusethecircles #TeamElite #Engagers #SharedCircleOfTheDay #SocialMediaMarketing 2014-09-22 08:29:05471646
Irina Sadokhina35,287Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle 1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay2014-09-22 07:36:244709491132
Denyse Landry42,080Cercle Engagement-Partage-Variété V.1Circle Commitment-Share-variety V.1--------------------------------------------------------Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTI will remove after this sharing those who will not tell me their interest. I will understand that you are not interested. If you ever changed your mind may simply indicate me.Je vais  après ce partage retirer ceux qui ne se manifesteront pas. Je vais comprendre que vous n’êtes pas intéressés. Si jamais vous changés d’idée éventuellement vous n’avez qu’à me l’indiquer .Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate me your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. #sharedcircles   #sharedcirclesshare   #sharedcirclesbestengagers     #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #findcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetosharedcircle   #bestphotographer   #thankyoucircle   #googleplusphotographers   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #share4share   #circleshare   #circleshared   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek 2014-09-22 07:15:45299261238
Ads & PR30,742Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-21 07:56:43495272546
Ads & PR30,623Друзья, добавляйте этот круг активных пользователей себе на стену и в следующий раз Вы будете добавлены в еженедельный круг, с более 100 reshares!Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles2014-09-20 09:41:53495324644
Ads & PR30,317ADD me and YOU will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-17 11:57:39488104113125
Irina Sadokhina34,560Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  .This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle :1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-15 09:31:134709772122
Ads & PR29,884Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-13 11:08:18458413763
AyJay Schibig72,257SOCIAL CIRCLE  9.12.14  by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare if you wish to be in this circle.Welcome to my latest edition  of  this mix of  Active and Social G+ members.  Add it  to enliven  your circles!  #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle   #ayjayscircles  2014-09-13 02:16:04483343843
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 18:17:184124812
Ads & PR29,731GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-10 09:07:4545789117110
Irina Sadokhina34,094Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle .1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-08 17:28:404718773124
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 03:52:154187617
Ads & PR29,130 ADD me and YOU WILL BE added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-03 05:17:424369076106
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Ads & PR28,565GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-27 07:41:2847011198123
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Ads & PR28,424This #circle  has collected more than 100 reshares! Let's do more! Share this awesome circle!There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-08-25 04:32:274599795125
martin shervington601,579My circle of thanks for August! It has been a very busy few weeks, and thank you all for something you said/did/or even didn't do... And just in case you are feeling a little ridiculous, here you go: http://youtu.be/Pc7gPfysIU8Have an excellent weekend on and all :D2014-08-22 08:52:39200581694
Ads & PR27,929ADD me and YOU WILL BE ADDED!!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-20 15:35:423899989129
Irina Sadokhina32,213Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськру2014-08-18 14:06:1147110273113
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2014-10-05 07:16:21 (65 comments, 19 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Epic Tech Innovator Dies
On October 5, 2011 — 3 years ago today — Steve Jobs died at age 56. By the time of his death from pancreatic cancer, Jobs had become one of the greatest technological innovators of the digital age — having orchestrated the creation of a series of highly successful consumer products: the Apple PC, the MacIntosh PC, NeXT OS software, Pixar animation software, the iMac PC, the iTunes and iOS App internet stores, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Steve’s products transformed the computer, movie, music, and mobile communications industries. Along the way, Steve also developed the most successful retail stores in the history of business and directed the most sensational turn-around of a corporation in business history. [Not a bad résumé, hey?]

Recommended Videos on Steve Jobs:•http:/... altro »

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2014-10-16 06:28:26 (1 comments, 39 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First successful fully-transistorized computer was introduced
On October 16, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the first successful fully-transistorized computer, the “CDC 1604,” was introduced by Control Data Corporation. This computer was the speediest — executing about 100,000 operations per second — and one of the most powerful computers at the time of its introduction. It was designed by Seymour R. Cray, who has been called “the father of supercomputing.” (It was called the 1604 because the original goal was to support 16K of memory and 4 tape drives.)

Interestingly, Cray had the same kind of supportive parents that Ray Kurzweil and Larry Page have both stated they had. Cray’s parents allowed him to use the basement of the family home as his “laboratory,” where by age 10 he had built a device out of Erector Set components that converted punchedpaper tape into Morse... altro »

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2014-10-15 05:59:29 (18 comments, 33 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, theyre-opened the d... altro »

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2014-10-31 04:11:47 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Transcontinental Highway for Cars Dedicated, 1913
On October 31, 1913 — 101 years ago today — the first U.S. transcontinental highway for automobiles was formally dedicated. Historians credit Carl Graham Fisher (see photo, top right), born in Greensburg, Indiana, as the single most important individual in conceiving, planning, raising funds for, and building the coast-to-coast highway, which was promoted as “The Lincoln Highway” — the first great memorial to U.S. President Lincoln (even before the Lincoln Memorial was built in Washington, D.C., which was dedicated in 1922). The 3,389 mile roadway ran from Times Square in New York City across 13 states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California — to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California.

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Today in History: First Transcontinental Highway for Cars Dedicated, 1913
On October 31, 1913 — 101 years ago today — the first U.S. transcontinental highway for automobiles was formally dedicated. Historians credit Carl Graham Fisher (see photo, top right), born in Greensburg, Indiana, as the single most important individual in conceiving, planning, raising funds for, and building the coast-to-coast highway, which was promoted as “The Lincoln Highway” — the first great memorial to U.S. President Lincoln (even before the Lincoln Memorial was built in Washington, D.C., which was dedicated in 1922). The 3,389 mile roadway ran from Times Square in New York City across 13 states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California — to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California.

Background
In 1912, few good roads existed in the United States, and most roads were just packed dirt — tending to be bumpy and dusty in dry weather and impassable in wet weather. Trains took most people from one major city to another. One man who had helped to build a speedway for racing cars (that would turn into the famed “Indianapolis 500”), Carl Fisher, recognized that the country needed the same good roads that he had prepared for his racing track. Fisher and a partner had also bought an interest in the patent to manufacture acetylene headlights (used in most cars until electric lights replaced them); Fisher sold his company that made these headlights and automotive parts to Union Carbide in 1913 for $9 million (equal to over $210 million today). Having achieved a fortune in the automotive industry, Fisher became friends with other wealthy individuals in the same industry and became well-know to the country’s most wealthy individuals and political leaders. Fisher leveraged his wealth and connections to raise support and funds for his coast-to-coast highway idea.

Fisher had calculated that it would cost about $10 million to fund this cross-country roadway. To raise this sum, Fisher established an organization that requested 1% of the revenues of auto manufacturers and accessory companies. (This organization still exists today, “The Lincoln Highway Association,” although it never raised enough money to cover the entire cost of construction.) Most companies supported the idea, with the huge exception of Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford refused to support the project, because he reasoned that if private enterprises funded roads then governments would never do it. Undeterred, Fisher raised money from both the public, companies, and two big-named sponsors — Frank Seiberling, president of Goodyear, and Henry Joy, president of the Packard Motor Car Company. Joy came up with the idea of calling the highway “The Lincoln Highway” to honor the president who led the nation through its Civil War. Fisher loved this idea, as it would serve as a way to generate even greater interest in the project — especially because there had not yet been a fitting memorial established for President Lincoln. Other prominent contributors included former president Theodore Roosevelt, current president Woodrow Wilson, and Thomas Edison.

Within one year of work, the highway was strung together from existing roads and new connecting roads. It would require continual upkeep, but maintenance would be done with the continual funds that the Association’s promotion efforts would inspire from governments. Towns and cities along the road contributed to the highway’s initial build-out, because they realized the enormous commercial benefits that would follow. On October 31, 1913, fireworks, bonfires, concerts, parades, and street dances were held in the hundreds of settlements in the 13 states along the route.

Sidenote
The idea for an Interstate Highway System, mostly funded by Congress in 1956 with an initial appropriation of $26 billion, owes its germination to the Lincoln Highway. President Dwight Eisenhower pushed hard for the funding and development of the interstate highway system (in fact, it was named after him - see https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/JFXKut4jvZ3). In a book he wrote after his presidency, Eisenhower devoted a chapter to his experience in the Army in 1919 in traveling over the Lincoln Highway from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to San Francisco, California. From this experience, he realized that such vast roadways, especially improved with modern technology, would be vital to the nation’s commerce and military preparedness.

YouTube video:
•Documentary | A Ride Along The Lincoln Highway

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Highway
•http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/lincoln.cfm
•http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/Dedicate/Dedicate-Index.html
•http://visitkearney.org/lincoln-highway/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Route_of_the_Lincoln_Highway

Image credits:
•http://www.sportsleisure.com/system/datas/1229/medium/lincoln_highway_image.jpg?1334999774 [top left]
•http://visitkearney.org/wp-content/uploads/LH.jpg [top center]
•The Library of Congress, George Grantham Bain Collection; http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/ggbainhtml/ggbainabt.html [top right]
•Google Map [center]
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/LH-Map-75.jpg [bottom]___

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2014-10-30 06:04:53 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Martians Invaded Earth (Theatrically Speaking)
On October 30, 1938 — 76 years ago today — a 23-year old Orson Welles caused nationwide panic among some radio listeners when he presented a theatrical radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’s 19th century science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, updated from its original setting in Victorian England to the U.S. and delivered mostly as breaking news. 

Although the radio show began by describing what was about to occur as a presentation of this novel, many people tuned in a bit late and only heard “breaking news” that sounded to them like reality — Martians were invading the Earth and firing “heat-rays” and releasing poisonous gas after being shot at by National Guard troops. The Martians landed in a field in Grovers Mills, New Jersey, quickly annihilated 7,000 National Guardsmen who had attacked them, thenmoved on to Chic... altro »

Today in History: Martians Invaded Earth (Theatrically Speaking)
On October 30, 1938 — 76 years ago today — a 23-year old Orson Welles caused nationwide panic among some radio listeners when he presented a theatrical radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’s 19th century science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, updated from its original setting in Victorian England to the U.S. and delivered mostly as breaking news. 

Although the radio show began by describing what was about to occur as a presentation of this novel, many people tuned in a bit late and only heard “breaking news” that sounded to them like reality — Martians were invading the Earth and firing “heat-rays” and releasing poisonous gas after being shot at by National Guard troops. The Martians landed in a field in Grovers Mills, New Jersey, quickly annihilated 7,000 National Guardsmen who had attacked them, then moved on to Chicago and St. Louis. The acting by Welles’s team was so good that some listeners believed the fictional news announcers were terrified by what was happening and panic spread quickly throughout the nation. In retrospect, some analysts have concluded that few people were actually panicked by the broadcast, but that newspapers inflamed the idea of a nationwide panic by printing exaggerated stories.

Because the radio show caused such an uproar, at least in the competitive newspaper press, the Federal Communications Commission investigated the program; but it found no wrongdoing. Nonetheless, Orson Welles feared that the controversy over this broadcast would ruin his career. But what happened was that the notoriety generated by this particular broadcast helped him secure a contract with a Hollywood studio where, in 1941, he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane — a movie that many critics have called the greatest film in the history of American cinema.

YouTube videos:
•_War of the Worlds_ Radio Broadcast: Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast
•Orson Welles apologizes: George Orson Welles apologizes for the The War of the Worlds broadcast (October 31 1938)
•Orson Welles interviewed by Dick Cavett: Orson Welles bitches about Harry Cohn
•YouTube interviewed by Merv Griffin: Orson Welles' Last Interview (Merv Griffin Show 1985)
•YouTube interviewed by Michael Parkinson: Orson Welles - Interview (1974)

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/welles-scares-nation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Theatre
•http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/history/2013/10/orson_welles_war_of_the_worlds_panic_myth_the_infamous_radio_broadcast_did.html
•http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/warofworlds.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells

Image credits:
•New York Time headline: http://20thcenturyhistory.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-30th-orson-welles-terrifies.html
•Daily News headline: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/history/2013/10/orson_welles_war_of_the_worlds_panic_myth_the_infamous_radio_broadcast_did.html
•Herald Examiner headline: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8Z89D2rdLT4/UnFfkeZBAyI/AAAAAAAAkqw/aANJipw0kyQ/s400/war+of+the+worlds.jpg
•Boston Daily Globe headline: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8Z89D2rdLT4/UnFfkeZBAyI/AAAAAAAAkqw/aANJipw0kyQ/s400/war+of+the+worlds.jpg
•Wilmington Morning News headline: http://delmarvahistory.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/wilmington-war-of-worlds-broadcasting.jpg
•The Frederick Post headline: http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/578001
•Orson Welles delivering broadcast: http://0.tqn.com/y/history1900s/1/L/X/I/1/waroftheworlds.jpg___

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2014-10-29 14:50:11 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Bill Gates on Success
Bill Gates was born yesterday, 59 years ago, and +Drake Baer of Business Insider provided a number of quotations from Bill. This one is my favorite: “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.”

Image credits:
•By Albuquerque, New Mexico police department [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
•Simon Davis/DFID https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/14590135480/

For more Bill Gates quotations, see:
•http://www.businessinsider.com/quotes-from-bill-gates-the-worlds-richest-man-2014-10

Bill Gates on Success
Bill Gates was born yesterday, 59 years ago, and +Drake Baer of Business Insider provided a number of quotations from Bill. This one is my favorite: “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.”

Image credits:
•By Albuquerque, New Mexico police department [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
•Simon Davis/DFID https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/14590135480/

For more Bill Gates quotations, see:
•http://www.businessinsider.com/quotes-from-bill-gates-the-worlds-richest-man-2014-10___

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2014-10-29 06:20:33 (1 comments, 19 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The message “lo” became the first “internet” transmission
On October 29, 1969 —  45 years ago today — the Internet was “inseminated,” in this sense: The first information packet was sent over the ARPANET* — an experimental military/academic computer network and progenitor of the Internet — by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline on UCLA’s SDS Sigma 7 host computer to Bill Duvall at Stanford Research Institute’s SDS 940 host computer. As the image (handwritten log) shows below, Kline’s first attempt resulted in the system crashing as the letter G of LOGIN was entered. This was not an auspicious start. But most colossal innovations do not start out with amazing successes. Failure is an essential part of progress.  

To be clear, the very first message transmitted over ARPANET (the forerunner of the Internet) was “lo” (the first twoletters of “login”). The “l” an... altro »

Today in History: The message “lo” became the first “internet” transmission
On October 29, 1969 —  45 years ago today — the Internet was “inseminated,” in this sense: The first information packet was sent over the ARPANET* — an experimental military/academic computer network and progenitor of the Internet — by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline on UCLA’s SDS Sigma 7 host computer to Bill Duvall at Stanford Research Institute’s SDS 940 host computer. As the image (handwritten log) shows below, Kline’s first attempt resulted in the system crashing as the letter G of LOGIN was entered. This was not an auspicious start. But most colossal innovations do not start out with amazing successes. Failure is an essential part of progress.  

To be clear, the very first message transmitted over ARPANET (the forerunner of the Internet) was “lo” (the first two letters of “login”). The “l” and “o” were successfully transmitted, but then the system crashed! About an hour after this first transmission of “lo,” Charley was able to login to Stanford Research Institute’s SDS 940 computer.

*ARPANET = Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, funded by ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency), created in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to expand the frontiers of technology and science.

Sources:
•http://www.lk.cs.ucla.edu/internet_first_words.html
•http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline/
•http://www.lk.cs.ucla.edu/bibliography-public_reports.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Kleinrock
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/october-29/
•http://www.internetsociety.org/internet/what-internet/history-internet/brief-history-internet
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET

Image credits:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/full_size_images/imp_log.jpg [left] •https://www.flickr.com/photos/fastlizard4/6294434636/ [right]

Additional Events in History - October 29
• John Glenn returned to space, 1998___

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2014-10-28 11:43:16 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Interstate Highway System Finally Completed (99.7%), 1992
On October 28, 1992 — 22 years ago today — the Leif Erickson Tunnel on the 1,593-mile U.S. Interstate 35 was opened, and the federal government announced the virtual (99.7%) completion of the Interstate Highway System. The tunnel, which took years of community planning before it was built, was the final link in I-35 that ran south-north from Laredo, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border to Duluth, Minnesota.

Background
In 1944, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal-Aid Highway Act that authorized the construction of a 40,000 mile national system of interstate highways, and determined that funding for building the system would be split 50-50 between the federal and state governments, but the system was not to be started until World War II had ended and no appropriations were made to fund the bill.<... altro »

Today in History: Interstate Highway System Finally Completed (99.7%), 1992
On October 28, 1992 — 22 years ago today — the Leif Erickson Tunnel on the 1,593-mile U.S. Interstate 35 was opened, and the federal government announced the virtual (99.7%) completion of the Interstate Highway System. The tunnel, which took years of community planning before it was built, was the final link in I-35 that ran south-north from Laredo, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border to Duluth, Minnesota.

Background
In 1944, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal-Aid Highway Act that authorized the construction of a 40,000 mile national system of interstate highways, and determined that funding for building the system would be split 50-50 between the federal and state governments, but the system was not to be started until World War II had ended and no appropriations were made to fund the bill.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former military general who came to office in 1953, is often referred to as the “father of the interstate highway system,” because he was a strong proponent of the system and worked for 3 years to pass a new Federal-Aid Highway Act (1956). He advocated a strong national system of roads, not only because it would promote commerce, but also because it would help city dwellers quickly escape from cities in the event of a nuclear attack and would help the military efficiently move equipment and supplies in the event of war. The 1956 bill authorized $26 billion to construct the network and instituted a federal gas tax to pay for it; it also revised the 50-50 funding formula to 90% federal and 10% state.

So almost 50 years after the first U.S. congressional bill to call for a national super-highway system was introduced, the opening of the Leif Erickson Tunnel completed the last remaining link in the entire nation-wide system.

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leif-erickson-tunnel-completes-1593-mile-i-35
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/homepage.cfm
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/brainiacs/eisenhowerinterstate.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal-Aid_Highway_Act_of_1944
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aid_Highway_Act_of_1956
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/history.htm
•http://politicalgates.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_35

Image credits:
•Leif Erickson Tunnel, Duluth, MN: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/06jan/01.cfm [top left]
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Eisenhower_Interstate_System_IMG_4192.JPG [top center]
•http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/research/audiovisual/images/interstate_highway_system/72_849_3.jpg [top right]
•https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/finalmap.cfm [bottom]___

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2014-10-27 05:20:35 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S.S.R. Declares Baikal-Amur Mainline Completed
On October 27, 1984 — 30 years ago today — a ceremony marked the official completion of the U.S.S.R.’s Baikal-Amur Mainline (“BAM”) and declared the BAM railway line operational (although it did not fully open until 1991). Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev called BAM “the construction project of the century” because it traversed severe terrain (much of it built on permafrost) and was 2,687 miles long (4,324 kilometers), utilizing 21 tunnels and 4,200 bridges. The Brezhnev-ordered completion of the line [see green section of map below] occurred during a time when relations with China had deteriorated, and building the line was seen as a strategic necessity to serve as an alternative route to the much older Trans-Siberian Railway [see red section of map below], built between 1891 and 1916, which was vulnerable toattack becaus... altro »

Today in History: U.S.S.R. Declares Baikal-Amur Mainline Completed
On October 27, 1984 — 30 years ago today — a ceremony marked the official completion of the U.S.S.R.’s Baikal-Amur Mainline (“BAM”) and declared the BAM railway line operational (although it did not fully open until 1991). Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev called BAM “the construction project of the century” because it traversed severe terrain (much of it built on permafrost) and was 2,687 miles long (4,324 kilometers), utilizing 21 tunnels and 4,200 bridges. The Brezhnev-ordered completion of the line [see green section of map below] occurred during a time when relations with China had deteriorated, and building the line was seen as a strategic necessity to serve as an alternative route to the much older Trans-Siberian Railway [see red section of map below], built between 1891 and 1916, which was vulnerable to attack because it was so close to the Chinese border. 

As early as the 19th century, Russian engineers were contemplating how to build a railway between Ust-Kut and the North Muysk mountains in eastern Asia, a strategic gold mining area. But the technology did not exist to undertake the project until the early 1930s when Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, ordered the use of prisoners to start building a railway line in eastern Asia. When Stalin died in 1953, most of the BAM work stopped and did not start again until Soviet leader Brezhnev, in the early 1970s, set a goal to complete the line with the help of Komsomol (youth division of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), and stated that “the BAM will be constructed with clean hands only.” In fact, tens of thousands of Komsomol members voluntarily left their homes in Central Russia to work on the line during harsh winters and high-humidity summers.

Sources:
•http://russiapedia.rt.com/on-this-day/october-27/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikal%E2%80%93Amur_Mainline
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Railway
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komsomol
•http://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/komsomol/

Image credits:
•By AaronRichard (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Ayam-route-map.png
Map of major railways in Russia, with Trans-Siberian Railway shown in red, BAM in green and Amur Yakutsk Mainline (including "Little BAM") shown in orange [top]
•By U.S. Signal Corps photo. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a33351) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: Stalin [bottom left]
•Komsomol workers constructing BAM line: http://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/komsomol/ [bottom center]
•Leonid Brezhnev: http://russiapedia.rt.com/prominent-russians/leaders/leonid-brezhnev/ [bottom right]___

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2014-10-26 05:04:51 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Erie Canal Opened, 1825
On October 26, 1825 — 189 years ago today — after nearly 8 years of construction, the Erie Canal opened for commercial water traffic. This phenomenal engineering endeavor connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. Before railway and air travel became practically ubiquitous, water and barges (and mule trains to pull the barges from the banks of waterways) were the primary means of transporting heavy loads over long distances. The Erie Canal was conceived as a means of connecting New York City to the expanding western settlements that would eventually constitute the “American Empire.” The canal’s construction proved to be instrumental in moving settlers east to west and in establishing the only far-reaching trade route through the Appalachian Mountain Range — giving New York state its nickname, “The EmpireState.” 
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Today in History: Erie Canal Opened, 1825
On October 26, 1825 — 189 years ago today — after nearly 8 years of construction, the Erie Canal opened for commercial water traffic. This phenomenal engineering endeavor connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. Before railway and air travel became practically ubiquitous, water and barges (and mule trains to pull the barges from the banks of waterways) were the primary means of transporting heavy loads over long distances. The Erie Canal was conceived as a means of connecting New York City to the expanding western settlements that would eventually constitute the “American Empire.” The canal’s construction proved to be instrumental in moving settlers east to west and in establishing the only far-reaching trade route through the Appalachian Mountain Range — giving New York state its nickname, “The Empire State.” 

When the governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton, first proposed a 363-mile man-made waterway through the wilderness of upstate New York — requiring 18 aqueducts and 82 locks to compensate for the 568 feet rise in elevation from the Hudson River to Lake Erie — not everyone thought his proposal was a sane idea. Critics called the idea “Clinton’s Folly” or “Clinton’s Ditch,” and Thomas Jefferson said, “To talk of making a canal 350 miles through a wilderness is little short of madness.” There were no civil engineers at this time — no graduate schools of engineering from which to draw experts to work on such a monumental undertaking. Nonetheless, the visionary Governor DeWitt convinced the New York Assembly to appropriate $7 million for the massive project.

In building the canal, existing natural waterways were used wherever possible and viaducts were built to bridge canyons, creeks, and even towns when necessary. Along the canal’s route, towns sprang up and blossomed into busy centers of enterprise. Nearly every major city in New York state is on this canal route — Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Albany are all linked to New York City via the canal. 

“Clinton’s Folly,” though it took almost 8 years to build, emerged as the U.S.’s first “super-highway“ — spurring western migration and enabling the farmlands of mid-America to serve the world food. It cut the cost of transportation from $100 per ton by road to $10 per ton by canal between Buffalo and Albany. For 80 years, the canal operated as a vital catalyst in the development of a unified continent and transformed New York City into the world’s busiest seaport.  

YouTube video:
•America's Heritage: The Erie Canal (1957)

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Canal
•http://www.canals.ny.gov/history/history.html
•http://www.eriecanal.org/system.html
•http://alcoopershomecountry.blogspot.com/2010/11/clintons-folly-big-dig-that-changed.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitt_Clinton
•http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/library/pdfs/articles_books_essays/eriecanal.pdf

Image credits:
•https://www.flickr.com/photos/32951986@N05/3990761940[top left]
•Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale [top right]
•1832 profile of the Erie Canal, cropped from a New York map at davidrumsey.com [bottom]___

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2014-10-25 14:28:04 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

White-tailed eagle flies over Paris
Jacque Olivier Travers heads the non-profit organization FREEDOM, which has a goal to reintroduce the white-tailed eagle back into its natural habitat in the French and Swiss Alps. To publicize the foundation's work, Travers equips his eagle with a Go Pro camera to give us an eagle's POV of Paris.

Suggested music:
•Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

White-tailed eagle flies over Paris
Jacque Olivier Travers heads the non-profit organization FREEDOM, which has a goal to reintroduce the white-tailed eagle back into its natural habitat in the French and Swiss Alps. To publicize the foundation's work, Travers equips his eagle with a Go Pro camera to give us an eagle's POV of Paris.

Suggested music:
•Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle___

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2014-10-25 05:36:00 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Airbus A380 Began Commercial Service, 2007
On October 25, 2007 — 7 years ago today — Singapore Airlines became the first airline to launch commercial service of the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft — typically seating from 525 (3-class configuration) to 853 (all economy class configuration). The Airbus A380 is a full double-deck, wide-body, 4-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus, a company headquartered in France. It originated by a government initiative among France, Germany, and the United Kingdom as an effort to build planes to compete with American manufacturers, like Boeing, which dominated the global aircraft market.

The first Airbus model was the A300 that entered service in 1974. The Airbus A300 was a wide-body, short- to medium- range, 2-engine airliner. Many models were developed from this basic model, each offeringdifferi... altro »

Today in History: Airbus A380 Began Commercial Service, 2007
On October 25, 2007 — 7 years ago today — Singapore Airlines became the first airline to launch commercial service of the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft — typically seating from 525 (3-class configuration) to 853 (all economy class configuration). The Airbus A380 is a full double-deck, wide-body, 4-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus, a company headquartered in France. It originated by a government initiative among France, Germany, and the United Kingdom as an effort to build planes to compete with American manufacturers, like Boeing, which dominated the global aircraft market.

The first Airbus model was the A300 that entered service in 1974. The Airbus A300 was a wide-body, short- to medium- range, 2-engine airliner. Many models were developed from this basic model, each offering differing performance features, dimensions, and seating capacities. 

The second major Airbus model was the A340, a wide-body, 4-engine, long-range jet airliner that entered service in 1993. A number of models were developed from this basic 4-engine model, (and just like the A300 model variations) each offering differing performance features, dimensions, and seating capacities. The costs of basic models (A340-200, -300, -500, -600) range from $87 million to $275 million.

The Airbus A380 is the third major Airbus model. Like the A340, it is a wide-body, 4-engine, long-range jet airliner. The biggest physical difference is the size of the fuselage (main body), as it is a double-decker. The A380 is about 10 feet longer than Boeing’s 747-400, and the A380 wingspan is 50 feet wider than the 747-400. The cost of a typical A380 is $414.4 million. Emirates Airline, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating nearly 3,400 flights per week. Emirates has ordered 140 A380’s! 

YouTube Videos:
•Unbelievable Airbus A380 vertical Take-off + Amazing Air Show ( HD ) Paris Air show 2013

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A340
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A300
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Airlines
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_(airline)
•http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/a3803.htm

Image credit:
By Rolf Wallner [GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html) or GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Singapore_Airlines_Airbus_A380_woah%21.jpg___

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2014-10-24 19:41:16 (36 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Crying over Loss of Our Cat Buzzy
Buzzy the Cat: March 31, 1998 (b) - October 23, 2014 (d)
Yes, i'm 64 years old and crying over the loss of our little family cat, Buzzy, who has been with us for nearly 17 years. And i'm thinking that it might be valuable for a 24/7/365 Google+ hangout for pet caretakers and family members who lose pets and may be helped by talking about it with sympathetic people.

Does such a hangout already exist? If not, would you be interested in volunteering an hour a day of coverage as a moderator for such a hangout? Please let me know in the comments below, and maybe we can work toward a ubiquitous hangout for pet loss support.

I've already had my “family” hangout with close friends and it certainly helped me to deal with the heart-stabbing grief.

Crying over Loss of Our Cat Buzzy
Buzzy the Cat: March 31, 1998 (b) - October 23, 2014 (d)
Yes, i'm 64 years old and crying over the loss of our little family cat, Buzzy, who has been with us for nearly 17 years. And i'm thinking that it might be valuable for a 24/7/365 Google+ hangout for pet caretakers and family members who lose pets and may be helped by talking about it with sympathetic people.

Does such a hangout already exist? If not, would you be interested in volunteering an hour a day of coverage as a moderator for such a hangout? Please let me know in the comments below, and maybe we can work toward a ubiquitous hangout for pet loss support.

I've already had my “family” hangout with close friends and it certainly helped me to deal with the heart-stabbing grief.___

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2014-10-24 14:07:13 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The first transcontinental telegraph line was completed
On October 24, 1861 — 153 years ago today — Western Union Telegraph Company workers linked the western and eastern telegraph lines across the (U.S.) continent in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the first time in history, near-instantaneous communication could take place between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California (California had become a state in 1850). The expansive continent containing the “United States” was now truly “united” — at least with electrical communications. 

The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent from the president of Overland Telegraph Company to the U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln:

I announce to you that the telegraph to California has this day been completed. May it be a bond of perpetuity between the states of the Atlantic and those of thePacific.
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Today in History: The first transcontinental telegraph line was completed
On October 24, 1861 — 153 years ago today — Western Union Telegraph Company workers linked the western and eastern telegraph lines across the (U.S.) continent in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the first time in history, near-instantaneous communication could take place between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California (California had become a state in 1850). The expansive continent containing the “United States” was now truly “united” — at least with electrical communications. 

The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent from the president of Overland Telegraph Company to the U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln:

I announce to you that the telegraph to California has this day been completed. May it be a bond of perpetuity between the states of the Atlantic and those of the Pacific.

Prior to this link, there were two telegraph networks — one centered in the eastern U.S. and one more limited network on the West Coast. But there was a huge gap between the two networks. Three options were available for sending a communication between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco:

(1) Pacific Mail ship from San Francisco to Panama, then across Panama to a ship on the east coast and a trip up the American continent to Washington, D.C. Such a communications journey generally took about 2 months.

(2) Beginning in 1858, the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Line, which ran from Missouri to California via a southwestern route — including El Paso and San Diego — before traveling up the West Coast to San Francisco. Completion of this 2,800 mile route took about 25 days.

(3) Beginning in April, 1860, the Overland Pony Express, a service that relied on horses and rider relay teams to complete a 1,900-mile route between Missouri and California, took about 10 days. (The telegraph line that was completed today (153 years ago) quickly obsoleted the Pony Express — 2 days after the telegraph started operating.)

The U.S. Congress recognized the need for much faster communications between the eastern states and California. Accordingly, it authorized a $40,000 a year subsidy to any company willing to build and maintain a connecting telegraph line from “some point or points on the west line of the State of Missouri, by any route or routes which the said contractors may select” to San Francisco.  

Subsequently, a contract was awarded to Western Union, which worked on the Missouri to Omaha, Nebraska, to Julesburg, Colorado connection; and it subcontracted the building of the line — from California through Carson City, Nevada, to Salt Lake City, Utah — to The Overland Telegraph Company, a company formed by mergers of existing telegraph companies on the West Coast. Another company, the Pacific Telegraph Company, was subcontracted to build the line from Julesburg, Colorado to Salt Lake City. The eastern section was completed on October 18, 1961, and the western section was completed on October 24, 1961 — today in history!

Connecting the two telegraph networks was a monumental undertaking, involving a number of key challenges:

• Shipping telephone poles to the plains and deserts over which the line traveled.
• Building the line over the rugged and high Sierra Nevada Mountains.
• Dealing with Native American [a.k.a. Indians] attacks on the line.
• The Civil War drew labor and supplies from the project.

Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said regarding this project, “I think it is a wild scheme. It will be next to impossible to get your poles and materials distributed on the plains, and as fast as you complete the line, the Indians will cut it down.”

Despite President Lincoln’s dire predictions, all of the challenges were met. Care was taken to inform the Indians along the telegraph path what was being done. Chief Sho-kup, a leader who was well respected among many tribes, was informed about the purpose of the lines, which he then called “wire rope express.” He even had a demonstration of the telegraph — sending a message to the San Francisco president of a telegraph company — and getting a return message, including directions for the Chief to be given food and clothing. In addition, Indians were employed along the route to build goodwill. When one of these Indians happened to touch a wire during a storm and received a shock, he informed his friends of the power of the wires and instructed them not to touch the wires. 

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Telegraph
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/western-union-completes-the-first-transcontinental-telegraph-line
•http://corporate.westernunion.com/History.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Union
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Telegraph_Act_of_1860
•http://cprr.org/Museum/Pacific_Telegraph_Act_1860.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Telegraph_Company
•http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Transcontinental_Telegraph,_1861
•http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Transcontinental_Telegraph_Line_(U.S.)
•http://tripsintohistory.com/2012/03/28/building-the-transcontinental-telegraph-lines-westward-expansion-america/
•http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--First-Transcontinental-Telegraph-Ends-Run-of-Pony-Express.html
•http://www.telegraph-history.org/transcontinental-telegraph/

Image credits:
•Wood engraving after George M. Ottinger (d. 1919) [top left]
•Abraham Lincoln, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [top right]
•http://www.myinsulators.com/acw/bookref/telegraph/thompson-p359.jpg [bottom]___

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2014-10-23 06:17:55 (63 comments, 26 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple introduced the iPod
October 23, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Apple unveiled the iPod “ultra-portable” media player, about 8-½ months after the Mac version of iTunes (the music library management system similar to iPhoto for photos) was first released. Apple CEO Steve jobs introduced the product as offering a “quantum leap” in technology, because it “lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go. With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.” Although initial reaction to the product was lukewarm, the product was destined to shape the lifestyle of a generation and move into popular culture as an archetype — not to mention, dominating the portable media player market. 

By 2007, Apple had sold 100 million iPods. Units sold per year peaked shortly thereafter at 22.7 million (Q1, 2009). Withvirtually all of iP... altro »

Today in History: Apple introduced the iPod
October 23, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Apple unveiled the iPod “ultra-portable” media player, about 8-½ months after the Mac version of iTunes (the music library management system similar to iPhoto for photos) was first released. Apple CEO Steve jobs introduced the product as offering a “quantum leap” in technology, because it “lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go. With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.” Although initial reaction to the product was lukewarm, the product was destined to shape the lifestyle of a generation and move into popular culture as an archetype — not to mention, dominating the portable media player market. 

By 2007, Apple had sold 100 million iPods. Units sold per year peaked shortly thereafter at 22.7 million (Q1, 2009). With virtually all of iPod’s functionalities incorporated into subsequent models of the iPhone (introduced in 2007), iPod sales have begun a slow descent.

Most observers and users of other media players realized that iPod was indeed a superlative product for a number of reasons: 

(1) it held more music than the typical MP3 player; 
(2) its use of FireWire made transfer speeds much faster than the 12Mbps USB connections previously predominant;
(3) it was simply easier to use than most MP3 players with less power — as the iPod had just one single element to navigate intuitively through the product’s library; 
(4) it “ignited the idea of ubiquitous access to content” (as consumer analyst Jordan Selburn put it);
(5) its design was unique and aesthetically appealing;
(6) it came with iTunes media library management software that eventually (2003) was tied to an e-store, iTunes Store, which developed agreements with all major record labels.

The iPod launched on this day, 13 years ago, had 5GB of storage (“1,000 songs in your pocket”) and a 160x128 pixel display, weighed 6.5 ounces, featured FireWire connectivity, and cost $399.

YouTube:
•Steve Jobs introduces Original iPod - Apple Special Event (2001)
About 38:30, Steve plays a tune from his iPod, “If I fell in love,” by the Beatles, and he can be heard singing along softly. Haha.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod
•http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/impact-of-ipod/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone
•http://www.wired.com/2011/07/ipod-deathbed/
•http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/11/11/apple-celebrates-historic-ipod-anniversary.aspx
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_Store
•https://www.google.com/search?q=ipod+sales+peak+at+22.7+million&oq=ipod+sales+peak+at+22.7+million&aqs=chrome..69i57.8725j1j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8

Image credit:
•http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline/scaled/25.jpg
•Courtesy of Apple: Original iPod___

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2014-10-22 12:04:57 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First televised photos of Venus’s surface
On October 22, 1975 — 39 years ago today — U.S.S.R.’s Venera 9, after becoming the first spacecraft to orbit Venus (a day earlier), dispatched a lander that successfully “soft-landed” on Venus and sent back the first television broadcasts of the surface of Venus to Earth (via the orbiter) for 53 minutes. Conditions on Venus are not conducive to long-functioning equipment, as the average temperature is about 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius).

Sources:
•http://russiapedia.rt.com/on-this-day/october-21/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera_9
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Venera_09
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1975-050A
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Venera_09•http://www.edn.com... altro »

Today in History: First televised photos of Venus’s surface
On October 22, 1975 — 39 years ago today — U.S.S.R.’s Venera 9, after becoming the first spacecraft to orbit Venus (a day earlier), dispatched a lander that successfully “soft-landed” on Venus and sent back the first television broadcasts of the surface of Venus to Earth (via the orbiter) for 53 minutes. Conditions on Venus are not conducive to long-functioning equipment, as the average temperature is about 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius).

Sources:
•http://russiapedia.rt.com/on-this-day/october-21/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera_9
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Venera_09
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1975-050A
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Venera_09
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4399006/Venera-9-lands-on-Venus--October-22--1975

Image credit:
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=7203
•http://www.ninfinger.org/models/vault2006/Russian%20Rockets/Venera8.JPG
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venera_9_lander.jpg___

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2014-10-21 22:24:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Marc Andreeseen speaks frankly
Fascinating, frank interview. Marc loves to argue and on Twitter. (Is that possible?) Marc knows billionaires, but he's not one. He says the problem with billionaires is that no one ever tells them when their dumb ideas are dumb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Andreessen

Marc Andreeseen speaks frankly
Fascinating, frank interview. Marc loves to argue and on Twitter. (Is that possible?) Marc knows billionaires, but he's not one. He says the problem with billionaires is that no one ever tells them when their dumb ideas are dumb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Andreessen___

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2014-10-21 12:44:24 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Today in History: An Wang filed patent for “pulse controlling devices” — basis for magnetic core memory
On October 21, 1949 — 65 years ago today — An Wang filed a patent, titled “Pulse transfer controlling devices,” which became a key component used in magnetic core memory, the predominant form of random-access computer memory for 20 years (from about 1955 to 1975). Before core memory, there were punch cards that stored data and instructions to the computer to perform functions. They required mechanical motion, and Wang's method eliminated mechanical motion. Core memory also enabled programming languages to be stored within the computers and spurred the development of such languages. 

The Wang patent was not granted until 1955, and by that time magnetic core memory was already in use. A series of lawsuits followed, culminating in IBM buying the patent from Wang for$500,000. Wang... altro »

Today in History: An Wang filed patent for “pulse controlling devices” — basis for magnetic core memory
On October 21, 1949 — 65 years ago today — An Wang filed a patent, titled “Pulse transfer controlling devices,” which became a key component used in magnetic core memory, the predominant form of random-access computer memory for 20 years (from about 1955 to 1975). Before core memory, there were punch cards that stored data and instructions to the computer to perform functions. They required mechanical motion, and Wang's method eliminated mechanical motion. Core memory also enabled programming languages to be stored within the computers and spurred the development of such languages. 

The Wang patent was not granted until 1955, and by that time magnetic core memory was already in use. A series of lawsuits followed, culminating in IBM buying the patent from Wang for $500,000. Wang used the money to expand a company he had begun in 1951, Wang Laboratories. At its peak, Wang had annual revenues of $3 billion and employed over 30,000 people, dwarfing Apple and Microsoft, both of which were in the early stages of the spectacular growth they would both achieve at the turn of the millennium. 

Magnetic core memory used thousands of donut-shaped magnets strung together in a matrix with a grid of wires. Each ferrite magnetic core held one bit of data with 3 wires running through its center. The wires created a magnetic charge, removed the charge, and read the charge state. (See photo right below.)

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/
•http://www.google.com/patents/US2708722
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4423029/Magnetic-ferrite-core-memory-is-patented--October-21--1949
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Wang
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic-core_memory
•http://www.google.com/patents/US2708722
•http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/102511-589230-computing-owes-a-debt-to-an-wangs-calculations.htm?Ntt=ph

Image credits:
•http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/102511-589230-computing-owes-a-debt-to-an-wangs-calculations.htm?Ntt=ph
•http://www.technikum29.de/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/speichermedien/kernspeicher.jpg

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PLEASE NOTE: I am not omniscient, so i use as many sources as my time permits for all the statements i make. Sometimes, i find that valid sources seem to contradict each other or do not confirm each other’s statements. If you know from your reading or experience that there are errors in this post, please let me know in comments below and please try to provide links to substantiate your points of concern. Thanks for your help.___

2014-10-20 21:22:10 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Self-driving flying car: Yes or No?
Do you think you will acquire, or use the taxi services of, a self-driving flying car in your lifetime?

See: 
•http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131031-a-flying-car-for-everyone
•http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130523-radical-flying-car-model-unveiled

Self-driving flying car: Yes or No?
Do you think you will acquire, or use the taxi services of, a self-driving flying car in your lifetime?

See: 
•http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131031-a-flying-car-for-everyone
•http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130523-radical-flying-car-model-unveiled___

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2014-10-20 05:56:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Soviet space walkers fixed telescope on Mir space station
On October 20, 1988 — 26 years ago today — 2 Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Mir space station completed repairs on the British-Dutch X-ray telescope on the outside wall of one of the space station’s astrophysical modules. During a space walk, the fixes were made by Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov, while Dr. Valery Polyakov, the third member of the crew, remained in the descent module of the Soyuz craft that was docked with the space station. 

In another 5 years (1993), NASA astronauts would perform a similar space walk to make more complex changes to the Hubble space telescope during several space shuttle missions.

Sources:
•http://www.spacetoday.org/History/WorkingInOpenSpace.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacewalks_and_moonwalks_1965%E2%80%931999•http://... altro »

Today in History: Soviet space walkers fixed telescope on Mir space station
On October 20, 1988 — 26 years ago today — 2 Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Mir space station completed repairs on the British-Dutch X-ray telescope on the outside wall of one of the space station’s astrophysical modules. During a space walk, the fixes were made by Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov, while Dr. Valery Polyakov, the third member of the crew, remained in the descent module of the Soyuz craft that was docked with the space station. 

In another 5 years (1993), NASA astronauts would perform a similar space walk to make more complex changes to the Hubble space telescope during several space shuttle missions.

Sources:
•http://www.spacetoday.org/History/WorkingInOpenSpace.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacewalks_and_moonwalks_1965%E2%80%931999
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mir_spacewalks
•http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mir_kvant.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvant-1
•http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/QuickLooks/kvant1QL.html
•http://www.sron.nl/~jeanz/cai/coded_ttm.html
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/#.VEQyYYvF8WE

Image credit:
•Mir Space Station: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons___

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2014-10-18 20:00:03 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Brain Differences in Psychopaths
A scientific study has shown that psychopaths' brains possess an amygdala that is 17% smaller than average individuals' brains. In addition, in psychopaths, there is not as much communication between the frontal lobes of the brain and the amygdala  as in normal individuals (in video, at about 39:00).

Brain Differences in Psychopaths
A scientific study has shown that psychopaths' brains possess an amygdala that is 17% smaller than average individuals' brains. In addition, in psychopaths, there is not as much communication between the frontal lobes of the brain and the amygdala  as in normal individuals (in video, at about 39:00).___

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2014-10-18 16:08:43 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Is this why Dave Besbris always seems to be smiling?

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host : http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data from : http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus (both JSON data feeds).

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle ___Is this why Dave Besbris always seems to be smiling?

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2014-10-18 09:51:17 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA Again Fails to Hit Moon with Spacecraft
On October 18, 1962 — 52 years ago today — NASA launched Ranger 5, a spacecraft that was intended to transmit photos of the lunar surface to Earth for 10 minutes prior to its planned high-speed impact into the Moon. As a consequence of a never-determined malfunction, the spacecraft ran out of power, ceased operating, and missed the Moon by 450 miles (725 kilometers) — about the distance of Boston to Washington, D.C. (not too far off). 

This mission was the 5th failed flight in NASA’s Ranger Program. The U.S.S.R. had also failed 5 times in attempts to hit the Moon with a spacecraft. At this point, the prospects of man ever reaching the Moon seemed remote — inasmuch as neither the U.S. nor the U.S.S.R. had demonstrated the capability to consistently “crash land” a spacecraft on the Moon in over a dozentries (althoug... altro »

Today in History: NASA Again Fails to Hit Moon with Spacecraft
On October 18, 1962 — 52 years ago today — NASA launched Ranger 5, a spacecraft that was intended to transmit photos of the lunar surface to Earth for 10 minutes prior to its planned high-speed impact into the Moon. As a consequence of a never-determined malfunction, the spacecraft ran out of power, ceased operating, and missed the Moon by 450 miles (725 kilometers) — about the distance of Boston to Washington, D.C. (not too far off). 

This mission was the 5th failed flight in NASA’s Ranger Program. The U.S.S.R. had also failed 5 times in attempts to hit the Moon with a spacecraft. At this point, the prospects of man ever reaching the Moon seemed remote — inasmuch as neither the U.S. nor the U.S.S.R. had demonstrated the capability to consistently “crash land” a spacecraft on the Moon in over a dozen tries (although the U.S.S.R. impacted the Moon once, back in 1959, after several failed attempts) — not to mention the staggering undertaking of a manned soft landing on the Moon and return to Earth. So President Kennedy’s publicly stated goal of achieving this herculean task before the end of the 1960s was going to take greatly sharpened focus. Nonetheless, failed missions are also great ways to learn, and learn NASA scientists did.

After two more attempts by NASA, Ranger 7 successfully impacted the Moon in July 1964. Just 4-1/2 years later, in December 1968, NASA had mastered the technical and engineering complexities of a lunar orbiter mission and sent the first men to orbit the Moon (without landing). And in just 5 years from July 1964, NASA achieved the goal set by President Kennedy in 1961 — landing men on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth. 

The “race to the Moon” was not an illusion, as a careful study of the missions below reveals. And the Soviet Union — from the first satellite in Earth orbit, to the first successfully-controlled lunar lander (February 1966), to the first successful lunar orbiter (April 1966), to the first successful lunar flyby and return safely to Earth with a landing in the Indian Ocean (September 1968), to the second successful lunar flyby and return to Earth with a landing in the Soviet Union (November 1968) — was ahead of the United States in this race. On this day in 1962, after the fifth failed Ranger mission and 15 out of 18 failed lunar missions (counting both U.S.S.R. and U.S. missions), achieving a manned lunar landing looked like a highly daunting, if not impossible, goal for man to achieve, especially by the end of the decade:

(1) USA - Pioneer - failed lunar orbiter (August 1958)
(2) USSR - Luna 1958A - failed lunar impactor (September 1958)
(3) USA - Pioneer 1 - failed lunar orbiter (October 1958)
(4) USSR - Luna 1958B - failed lunar impactor (October 1958)
(5) USA - Pioneer 2 - failed lunar orbiter (November 1958)
(6) USSR - Luna 1958C - failed lunar impactor (December 1958)
(7) USA - Pioneer 3 - failed lunar flyby (December 1958)
(8) USSR - Luna 1 - failed lunar impactor (January 1959)
(9) USSR - Luna 1959A - failed lunar impactor (June 1959)
(10) USA - Pioneer 4 - FIRST successful lunar flyby * (March 1959)
(11) USSR - Luna 2 - FIRST successful lunar impactor (September 1959)
(12) USSR - Luna 3 - successful lunar flyby (October 1959)
(13) USA - Pioneer P-3 - failed lunar flyby (November 1959)
(14) USA - Ranger 1 - failed earth-orbit test vehicle (August 1961)
(15) USA - Ranger 2 - failed earth-orbit test vehicle (November 1961)
(16) USA - Ranger 3 - failed lunar lander (January 1962)
(17) USA - Ranger 4 - failed lunar lander (April 1962)
(18) USA - Ranger 5 - failed lunar lander (October 1962)
(19) USSR - Sputnik 25 - failed lunar lander (January 1963)
(20) USSR - Luna 4 - failed lunar orbiter (April 1963)
(21) USA - Ranger 6 - failed lunar impactor (January 1964)
(22) USA - Ranger 7 - successful lunar impactor (July 1964)
(23) USA - Ranger 8 - successful lunar impactor (February 1965)
(24) USA - Ranger 9 - successful lunar impactor (March 1965)
(25) USSR - Luna 5 - failed lunar lander (May 1965)
(26) USSR - Luna 6 - failed lunar lander (June 1965)
(27) USSR - Zond 3 - successful lunar flyby (July 1965)
(28) USSR - Luna 7 - failed lunar lander (October 1965)
(29) USSR - Luna 8 - failed lunar lander (December 1965)
(30) USSR - Luna 9 - FIRST successfully-controlled lunar lander (February 1966)
(31) USSR - Cosmos 111 - failed moon flyby (March 1966)
(32) USSR - Luna 10 - FIRST successful lunar orbiter (April 1966)
(33) USA - Surveyor 1 - successfully-controlled lunar lander (August 1966)
(34) USA - Lunar Orbiter 1 - successful lunar orbiter (August 1966)
(35) USSR - Luna 11 - successful lunar orbiter (August, 1966)
(36) USA - Surveyor 2 - failed lunar lander (September 1966)
(37) USSR - Luna 12 - successful lunar orbiter (October 1966)
(38) USA - Lunar Orbiter 2 - successful lunar orbiter (November 1966)
(39) USSR - Luna 13 - successful lunar lander (December 1966)
(40) USA - Lunar Orbiter 3 - successful lunar orbiter (February 1967)
(41) USA - Surveyor 3 - successful lunar lander (April 1967)
(42) USA - Lunar Orbiter 4 - successful lunar orbiter (May 1967)
(43) USA - Surveyor 4 - failed lunar lander (September 1967)
(44) USA - Lunar Orbiter 5 - successful lunar orbiter (August 1967)
(45) USA - Surveyor 5 - successful lunar lander (September 1967)
(46) USA - Surveyor 6 - successful lunar lander (November 1967)
(47) USA - Surveyor 7 - successful lunar lander (January 1968)
(48) USSR - Luna 14 - successful lunar orbiter (April 1968)
(49) USSR - Zond 5 - FIRST successful lunar flyby and return to Earth (September 1968)
(50) USSR - Zond 6 - successful lunar flyby and return to Earth (November 1968)
(51) USA - Apollo 8 - FIRST successful manned lunar orbiter and return to Earth (December 1968)
(52) USSR - Zond 1969A - failed lunar flyback and return (January 1969)
(53) USSR - Luna 1969A - failed lunar lander rover (February 1969)
(54) USSR - Zond L1S-1 - failed lunar orbiter (February 1969)
(55) USSR - Luna 1969B - failed lunar sample return (April 1969)
(56) USA - Apollo 10 - second successful manned lunar orbiter and return to Earth (May 1969)
(57) USSR - Luna 1969C - failed lunar sample return (June 1969)
(58) USSR - Luna 15 - failed lunar sample return (July 1969)
(59) USA - Apollo 11 - FIRST successful manned lunar landing and return to Earth (July 1969)

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_5
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-the-moon.html#zond3
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1962-055A

Image credit:
•http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_US/lanceurs_US/cap_canaveral/19621018%20Atlas-Agena_Ranger%205%20LC-12%2062-RA-5-10.jpg___

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2014-10-17 17:12:19 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Would you fly a Mitsubishi?
There are 2 dominant commercial aircraft manufacturers — U.S.'s Boeing and Europe's Airbus. Tomorrow, Japan's Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will introduce its new “regional” jet. The jet will seat 90 passengers; 300 planes are on order, including options for 407.

Sources:
•http://www.mrj-japan.com/
•http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/16/business/mitsubishi-aircraft-roll-first-passenger-jet-four-year-delay/#.VEFNKIvF_XE
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Regional_Jet

#Mitsubishi #Jet

Would you fly a Mitsubishi?
There are 2 dominant commercial aircraft manufacturers — U.S.'s Boeing and Europe's Airbus. Tomorrow, Japan's Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will introduce its new “regional” jet. The jet will seat 90 passengers; 300 planes are on order, including options for 407.

Sources:
•http://www.mrj-japan.com/
•http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/16/business/mitsubishi-aircraft-roll-first-passenger-jet-four-year-delay/#.VEFNKIvF_XE
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Regional_Jet

#Mitsubishi #Jet___

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2014-10-17 04:17:44 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Transatlantic Commercial Radio Service Began
On October 17, 1907 — 107 years ago today — the first transatlantic radio service began on a commercial basis. At first, the radio transmissions were used to communicate personal and business communications (not radio broadcasting, as we think of it today); on this first day of operation, 10,000 words were exchanged between transmission stations in Nova Scotia and Clifden, Ireland. Guglielmo Marconi, the driving force behind this achievement, was an inventor who was greatly appreciated with national and global honors and scientific awards during his life.

Interestingly, Guglielmo Marconi was born into a privileged family — his father was a wealthy landowner and his mother was a member of Ireland’s Jameson family of distillers — and was educated privately by a neighbor and pioneer in the study ofelectroma... altro »

Today in History: First Transatlantic Commercial Radio Service Began
On October 17, 1907 — 107 years ago today — the first transatlantic radio service began on a commercial basis. At first, the radio transmissions were used to communicate personal and business communications (not radio broadcasting, as we think of it today); on this first day of operation, 10,000 words were exchanged between transmission stations in Nova Scotia and Clifden, Ireland. Guglielmo Marconi, the driving force behind this achievement, was an inventor who was greatly appreciated with national and global honors and scientific awards during his life.

Interestingly, Guglielmo Marconi was born into a privileged family — his father was a wealthy landowner and his mother was a member of Ireland’s Jameson family of distillers — and was educated privately by a neighbor and pioneer in the study of electromagnetism, Augusto Righi, at Righi’s lab. One of the subjects that Marconi studied with Righi was “Hertzian waves,” which had been discovered by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz and are now known as radio waves (although the cycles per second of such waves are measured in “hertz”). With the help of his butler and permission of his parents, Marconi used his home attic to build “wave generating” equipment and conduct experiments. He had the goal of using radio waves to create “wireless telegraphy” — transmitting telegraph messages (that required wires) through the air over long distances. While a number of researchers had been exploring such technology, no one had been able to develop a workable system that could be commercialized — until Marconi.

By the time he was just 20 years old, Marconi had created a system for sending and receiving radio waves over a distance of about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers). When he wrote a letter to the Italian Ministry of Post and Telegraphs explaining what he was able to do, he never received a response, but his letter was eventually dismissed by the departmental minister with an indication that Marconi should be sent to an insane asylum. 

Finding little interest for his work in Italy, Marconi traveled with his mother to England where his research was greeted with great interest by the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office. More successful demonstrations to government officials followed; then Marconi gave two lectures at Toynbee Hall and the Royal Institution that began to draw international attention to his work. 

Marconi soon found financial backing to continue his experiments and opportunities grew to demonstrate the practicality of radio wave communication at greater and greater distances. He took time to file patents and eventually became very wealthy from them. 

Marconi became convinced that he could transmit radio waves across the Atlantic Ocean, and began to build transmission stations on both sides of the Atlantic. By December 12, 1901, at age 27, Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic radio message from Poldhu, Cornwall, England to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada — 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers). In 1909, Marconi won/shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his “wireless telegraphy” invention.

Sources:
•http://thisdayintechhistory.com/10/17/first-transatlantic-wireless-telegraph-service/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marconi_station
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi
•http://ns1763.ca/marconi100/marpic03.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Hertz
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertz
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poldhu
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Hill,_St._John%27s
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/guglielmo-marconi
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio

Image credit:
Life Magazine: http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4a204d82f07524bd_large
Marconi at radio transmission controls___

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2014-10-16 11:26:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

54% of Tablets have Droid OS
Will this trend toward Droid continue as it did with smartphones?

Chart of the Day: 54% of Tablet Users Have the Android OS
http://g-web.in/1ociv3P

Today, Apple will outline its vision of iPads remaining a key part of the future digital landscape. But as we track in our Tablet Trends report, the tablet boom could well be coming to an end. 

Growth has been slowing in recent quarters and, while we are yet to hit a tablet recession, the 200% year-on-year growth in usage levels seen earlier in the decade has long since become much more modest. 

Apple’s also been facing a growing challenge from Android. After reaching parity in the middle of 2012, Android now controls more than half of the tablet market across GWI’s 32 markets. At the same time, Apple’s percentage has been on a downward trend, currently standing at 37%.___54% of Tablets have Droid OS
Will this trend toward Droid continue as it did with smartphones?

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2014-10-16 06:28:26 (1 comments, 39 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First successful fully-transistorized computer was introduced
On October 16, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the first successful fully-transistorized computer, the “CDC 1604,” was introduced by Control Data Corporation. This computer was the speediest — executing about 100,000 operations per second — and one of the most powerful computers at the time of its introduction. It was designed by Seymour R. Cray, who has been called “the father of supercomputing.” (It was called the 1604 because the original goal was to support 16K of memory and 4 tape drives.)

Interestingly, Cray had the same kind of supportive parents that Ray Kurzweil and Larry Page have both stated they had. Cray’s parents allowed him to use the basement of the family home as his “laboratory,” where by age 10 he had built a device out of Erector Set components that converted punchedpaper tape into Morse... altro »

Today in History: First successful fully-transistorized computer was introduced
On October 16, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the first successful fully-transistorized computer, the “CDC 1604,” was introduced by Control Data Corporation. This computer was the speediest — executing about 100,000 operations per second — and one of the most powerful computers at the time of its introduction. It was designed by Seymour R. Cray, who has been called “the father of supercomputing.” (It was called the 1604 because the original goal was to support 16K of memory and 4 tape drives.)

Interestingly, Cray had the same kind of supportive parents that Ray Kurzweil and Larry Page have both stated they had. Cray’s parents allowed him to use the basement of the family home as his “laboratory,” where by age 10 he had built a device out of Erector Set components that converted punched paper tape into Morse Code signals. Reminiscent of certain descriptions of Steve Jobs, Charles W. Breckenridge said of Cray, “To Seymour, elegance of physical design was as important as reaching the performance goals. In this area also he was unmatched by anyone.” 

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/October/16/
•http://thisdayintechhistory.com/10/16/cdc-1604-released/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Data_Corporation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDC_1604
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1797839/CDC-1604
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cray
•http://www.cray.com/Assets/PDF/about/SeymourCray.pdf
•http://americanhistory.si.edu/comphist/cray.htm

YouTube video:
•High Tech Heroes #13: Seymour Cray 1
•High Tech Heroes #14: Seymour Cray 2
•High Tech Heroes #15: Seymour Cray 3

Image credit:
•http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/sandhya/csc258/seminars/kondguli_HPC.pdf___

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2014-10-15 16:40:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Wow, if accurate!

This crucial difference means that for the same size, the CFR generates more power than a tokamak by a factor of 10. This in turn means, for the same power output, the CFR can be 10 times smaller.

Small enough to power a ship. production units in ten years., THIS is the definition of a game changer. Pull every dime out of oil and fracking. Do it now. It just peaked.___Wow, if accurate!

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2014-10-15 05:59:29 (18 comments, 33 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, theyre-opened the d... altro »

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, they re-opened the door, revealing an unblemished taikonaut.

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/1616-making-history-china-human-spaceflight.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_5
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_space_program
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_program
•http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/taikonaut
•http://www.china.org.cn/china/shenzhouVII_spacewalk/2008-09/12/content_16440252.htm
•http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/world/asia/04china.html?_r=0
•http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/8651/China-s-first-astronaut-was-covered-in-blood-when-he-landed
•http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jun/06/china-stage-managing-news
•http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shenzhou/031015landing.html

Image credit:
•http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/drawing/drawings2/shenzhou-5_launch.jpg___

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2014-10-14 13:39:22 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

New Quantum Computers Might Be Built Using Silicon Microchip
Over the past 3 years, 2 Australian research teams have shown that silicon can be used to make functioning quantum bits, or qubits. New research indicates that a specially purified type of silicon — containing only one isotope (called “Si-28”), which is non-magnetic because its nucleus has no spin — provides an environment in which the quantum state can be stored and manipulated with unprecedented accuracy.

From the linked article:
In one of the new [research] papers our team demonstrated that we can perform quantum logic operations on a single electron trapped in an "artificial atom", which is created by small metallic electrodes on the surface of the chip.

These devices are remarkably similar to existing silicon transistors, providing great promise for commercial manufacture. Thanks to theultra-p... altro »

New Quantum Computers Might Be Built Using Silicon Microchip
Over the past 3 years, 2 Australian research teams have shown that silicon can be used to make functioning quantum bits, or qubits. New research indicates that a specially purified type of silicon — containing only one isotope (called “Si-28”), which is non-magnetic because its nucleus has no spin — provides an environment in which the quantum state can be stored and manipulated with unprecedented accuracy.

From the linked article:
In one of the new [research] papers our team demonstrated that we can perform quantum logic operations on a single electron trapped in an "artificial atom", which is created by small metallic electrodes on the surface of the chip.

These devices are remarkably similar to existing silicon transistors, providing great promise for commercial manufacture. Thanks to the ultra-pure Si-28, we can now reach an accuracy of quantum operations well above 99%. This accuracy is significant because it surpasses the minimum requirement to ensure that the (rare) errors can be corrected using special codes.

In a separate paper we report a similar accuracy, beyond 99%, for the operations on the electron spin held by a phosphorus "natural atom" in the same Si-28 material.

In addition, with the nuclear spin of the phosphorus we have established the new world record for how long quantum information can be held onto a quantum bit in solid state: above 35 seconds, which is an eternity in the quantum world. The accuracy of the operations was a staggering 99.99%.

See Si-28: http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/14/silicon___

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2014-10-14 06:26:53 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Person Traveled Faster Than Sound
On October 14, 1947 — 67 years ago today — U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound in a rocket airplane, the Bell X-1, which was drop-launched from the bomb bay of a modified B-29 Superfortress bomber. The Bell X-1 was dropped at about 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) altitude, and then Yeager rocketed the plane to an altitude of 43,000 feet (13,000 meters) while exceeding the speed of sound at Mach 1.06 or 700 miles per hour (1,100 kilometers per hour). After breaking the sound barrier, Yeager guided the Bell X-1 to a landing on Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California.

The speed of sound is the distance traveled by a sound wave in a given unit of time in an elastic medium. Some people thought that it would be impossible to break the sound barrier — without the vehicleused ... altro »

Today in History: First Person Traveled Faster Than Sound
On October 14, 1947 — 67 years ago today — U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound in a rocket airplane, the Bell X-1, which was drop-launched from the bomb bay of a modified B-29 Superfortress bomber. The Bell X-1 was dropped at about 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) altitude, and then Yeager rocketed the plane to an altitude of 43,000 feet (13,000 meters) while exceeding the speed of sound at Mach 1.06 or 700 miles per hour (1,100 kilometers per hour). After breaking the sound barrier, Yeager guided the Bell X-1 to a landing on Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California.

The speed of sound is the distance traveled by a sound wave in a given unit of time in an elastic medium. Some people thought that it would be impossible to break the sound barrier — without the vehicle used breaking up. Yeager said that he never thought about fatal eventualities; he claimed that “duty” was what led him to become the first person to break the sound barrier.

YouTube video:
•Frontiers Of Flight - 09 - The Sound Barrier (Frontiers of Flight-The Sound Barrier, 49:48 minutes)
•X-1 Rocketplane "Glamorus Glennis" (3:04 minutes)
•First Supersonic Flight: "Breaking the Sound Barrier" 1947 USAF; Chuck Yeager in the Bell X-1 (8:25 minutes - no audio)
•Interview with Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, part 1 (Chuck Yeager interview, part 1, 4:51 minutes)
•Interview with Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, part 2 (Chuck Yeager interview, part 2, 4:36 minutes)

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/26204-chuck-yeager.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_X-1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Aircraft
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yeager-breaks-sound-barrier
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19510007000

Image credit:
•Bell X-1 Photo by Lt. Robert A. Hoover, user:Juloml (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Bell_X-1_color.jpg___

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2014-10-13 06:09:46 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Concorde and Challenger set marks
On October 13, 1992 — 22 years ago today — a Concorde supersonic jet landed in Lisbon, completing an around the world trip that started from Libson a day earlier, October 12, the same day in 1492 when Columbus discovered the “new world” (The Bahamas). While it took Columbus over 2 months to travel about 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers), the Concorde traveled over 25,000 miles (40,233 kilometers) around the world in just 32 hours and 49 minutes, breaking the previous west-bound circumnavigation route by many hours. The route included stops in Santo Domingo, Acapulco, Honolulu, Guam, Bangkok, and Bahrain.

On October 13, 1984 — 30 years ago today — NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger landed at the Kennedy Space Center, completing 133 orbits of the Earth, a total of over 3.2 million miles (5.3 million kilometers) in just over 8days. This mi... altro »

Today in History: Concorde and Challenger set marks
On October 13, 1992 — 22 years ago today — a Concorde supersonic jet landed in Lisbon, completing an around the world trip that started from Libson a day earlier, October 12, the same day in 1492 when Columbus discovered the “new world” (The Bahamas). While it took Columbus over 2 months to travel about 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers), the Concorde traveled over 25,000 miles (40,233 kilometers) around the world in just 32 hours and 49 minutes, breaking the previous west-bound circumnavigation route by many hours. The route included stops in Santo Domingo, Acapulco, Honolulu, Guam, Bangkok, and Bahrain.

On October 13, 1984 — 30 years ago today — NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger landed at the Kennedy Space Center, completing 133 orbits of the Earth, a total of over 3.2 million miles (5.3 million kilometers) in just over 8 days. This mission was the 13th flight in the Space Shuttle program of 135 flights, and the 6th flight of the Challenger. It was the first mission to carry a crew of 7 astronauts, the first shuttle crew to include 2 women (Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan), and included the first “space walk” made by an American woman (Sullivan). 

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde
•http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/about-ba/history-and-heritage/celebrating-concorde
•http://aircraft.wikia.com/wiki/Concorde
•http://www.concordephotos.com/history-of-concorde.html
•http://articles.mcall.com/1992-10-26/news/2890416_1_mrs-sloan-santo-domingo-lisbon
•http://www.concorde-art-world.com/html/record_breaker.html
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•http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/01/1983-1986-missions-history-space-shuttle-challenger/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-41-G
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_shuttle_missions

Image credit: Assembled using Google Sheets/Graph and Apple iWeb. Data to produce graph from above sources.___

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2014-10-12 11:35:34 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First 3-man crew launched into space, 1964
On October 12, 1964 — 50 years ago today and 4 years before NASA accomplished the feat — the U.S.S.R. launched the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth carrying 3 crewmen, “Voskhod 1.” The space mission was the 7th manned Soviet space flight and the first to carry more than one crewman into orbit, as well as the first mission to carry a scientist and physician. For the time, it set a manned spacecraft altitude record, 209 miles (336 kilometers); and it was also the first flight in which spacesuits were not used. The flight lasted just over 24 hours and 16 orbits.

Interestingly, while this space mission was in progress, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, was unexpectedly removed from power and the trip seems to have ended prematurely as a consequence of the transition of power. Coincidentally, exactly 4years e... altro »

Today in History: First 3-man crew launched into space, 1964
On October 12, 1964 — 50 years ago today and 4 years before NASA accomplished the feat — the U.S.S.R. launched the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth carrying 3 crewmen, “Voskhod 1.” The space mission was the 7th manned Soviet space flight and the first to carry more than one crewman into orbit, as well as the first mission to carry a scientist and physician. For the time, it set a manned spacecraft altitude record, 209 miles (336 kilometers); and it was also the first flight in which spacesuits were not used. The flight lasted just over 24 hours and 16 orbits.

Interestingly, while this space mission was in progress, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, was unexpectedly removed from power and the trip seems to have ended prematurely as a consequence of the transition of power. Coincidentally, exactly 4 years earlier on October 12, 1960, Khrushchev had interrupted a United Nations speech by banging his shoe on his desk.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_programme
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1964-065A
•http://www.astronautix.com/flights/voskhod1.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Khrushchev
•https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Nikita_Khrushchev.html
•http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1843506_1843505_1843496,00.html
•http://russiapedia.rt.com/on-this-day/october-12/
•https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Nikita-Khrushchev-and-the-UN-Shoe-Banging-Incident
•1960 Khrushchev's Shoe

Image credit:
•http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/drawing/large/english/voskhod-1_pad_2.htm
•http://pixels.com/featured/crew-of-voskhod-1-in-moscow-parade-science-photo-library.html
Cosmonauts from left to right: Konstantin Feoktistov (1926-2009), Vladimir Komarov (1927-1967) and Boris Yegorov (1937-1994). ___

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2014-10-11 11:06:14 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Firsts in Ferries (haha)
On October 11, 1811 — 203 years ago — John Stevens launched the first practical steam ferry in the world — taking passengers between his estate at Hoboken, New Jersey and Vesey Street in New York City. 

On October 11, 1968 — 157 years after the first steam-powered ferry — the first manned mission of the Apollo spacecraft that would ferry men to the Moon and back was launched. This mission was Apollo 7, and it was the first manned mission of the Apollo Program, following the successful NASA Mercury and Gemini Programs. (Apollo 1 had a tragic fire on the launch pad and 3 astronauts died. The intervening Apollo missions, between Apollo 1 and Apollo 7, were all unmanned.) Apollo 7 was an Earth orbit only mission to test the newly designed spacecraft (following the fire on Apollo 1), but the spacecraft design is the one that would ferrymen to the... altro »

Today in History: Firsts in Ferries (haha)
On October 11, 1811 — 203 years ago — John Stevens launched the first practical steam ferry in the world — taking passengers between his estate at Hoboken, New Jersey and Vesey Street in New York City. 

On October 11, 1968 — 157 years after the first steam-powered ferry — the first manned mission of the Apollo spacecraft that would ferry men to the Moon and back was launched. This mission was Apollo 7, and it was the first manned mission of the Apollo Program, following the successful NASA Mercury and Gemini Programs. (Apollo 1 had a tragic fire on the launch pad and 3 astronauts died. The intervening Apollo missions, between Apollo 1 and Apollo 7, were all unmanned.) Apollo 7 was an Earth orbit only mission to test the newly designed spacecraft (following the fire on Apollo 1), but the spacecraft design is the one that would ferry men to the Moon and back to Earth the next year in July, 1969.

Sources:
•http://www.troop146.org/HistHobokenFerry.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stevens_(inventor)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat
•http://www.stevens.edu/sit/about/steamboats.cfm
•http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/technology/mechanical/steam/stevens.htm
•http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/6368/Stevens-John.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=rg5Qbo62TCAC&pg=PA264&lpg=PA264&dq=Little+Juliana+steamship+ferry&source=bl&ots=CFNKFQ0Tlp&sig=L-FRtkvwmdFJm2Wt9HIlRxiI4CU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3D04VOaEJsjf8AGCgIGYDQ&ved=0CCUQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Little%20Juliana%20steamship%20ferry&f=false
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton
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•http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/orbital-missions/apollo7.cfm
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-7i-launched

Image credit:
•https://www.hobokenmuseum.org/history/the-stevens-family/steamboat-innovation
•http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2377/1___

2014-10-11 02:42:32 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Poll: Nadella's Comment about Women Raise Requests
Do you believe that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella really thinks that women should not ask for a raise but allow “good karma” to determine their income — as he first stated before a social media uproar seemingly altered his position? If you answer “no,” then you believe Nadella when he said he was “completely wrong” and he really wanted to say, “If you think you deserve a raise, you should ask.” 

References:
•http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-ceo-nadellas-comments-hit-raw-nerve-silicon-valley-n223126
•http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/microsofts-nadella-backtracks-from-comment-about-women/?action=click&contentCollection=The%20Upshot&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article
•http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29571754•http://www.nytimes.co... altro »

Poll: Nadella's Comment about Women Raise Requests
Do you believe that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella really thinks that women should not ask for a raise but allow “good karma” to determine their income — as he first stated before a social media uproar seemingly altered his position? If you answer “no,” then you believe Nadella when he said he was “completely wrong” and he really wanted to say, “If you think you deserve a raise, you should ask.” 

References:
•http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-ceo-nadellas-comments-hit-raw-nerve-silicon-valley-n223126
•http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/microsofts-nadella-backtracks-from-comment-about-women/?action=click&contentCollection=The%20Upshot&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article
•http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29571754
•http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/upshot/why-microsofts-nadella-is-wrong-about-women-and-raises.html
•http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/10/10/what-satya-nadella-got-right-about-raises/

Image credit:
•By OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons___

2014-10-10 17:42:17 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Poll: First Company to Reach $Trillion Market Cap
Which company will reach $1 trillion in market capitalization first? Currently, here are the market caps:
Apple = $604 billion
Google = $377 billion
Facebook = $197 billion
Amazon = $146 billion

Poll: First Company to Reach $Trillion Market Cap
Which company will reach $1 trillion in market capitalization first? Currently, here are the market caps:
Apple = $604 billion
Google = $377 billion
Facebook = $197 billion
Amazon = $146 billion___

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2014-10-10 05:46:03 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Very Large Array Radio Telescope Observatory Was Dedicated, 1980
On October 10, 1980 — 34 years ago today — one of the world’s premier astronomical radio observatories was dedicated, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Radio Telescope on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico. “These radio telescopes, rising like giant flowers from the New Mexican desert,” as Carl Sagan reported on Cosmos, “are monuments to human ingenuity.” No other earth instrument is capable of exploring the universe — particularly dwarf galaxies and the first massive black hole formations — as well as the VLA. Since the 1980 dedication, all the antennas have been thoroughly upgraded with the newest technologies.

There are 27 antennas in the array, and each antenna weighs 230 tons, is 94 feet tall, and its dish is 82 feet wide. The combined antenna array forms a telescope largerthan New York Cit... altro »

Today in History: Very Large Array Radio Telescope Observatory Was Dedicated, 1980
On October 10, 1980 — 34 years ago today — one of the world’s premier astronomical radio observatories was dedicated, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Radio Telescope on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico. “These radio telescopes, rising like giant flowers from the New Mexican desert,” as Carl Sagan reported on Cosmos, “are monuments to human ingenuity.” No other earth instrument is capable of exploring the universe — particularly dwarf galaxies and the first massive black hole formations — as well as the VLA. Since the 1980 dedication, all the antennas have been thoroughly upgraded with the newest technologies.

There are 27 antennas in the array, and each antenna weighs 230 tons, is 94 feet tall, and its dish is 82 feet wide. The combined antenna array forms a telescope larger than New York City. The individual antennas are moved on custom-built transporters over 40 miles of criss-crossed railway lines that allow the antennas to be positioned in various formations and distances — up to 13 miles out, in different directions from the center of the array, where they can be connected to 72 separate stations. About every 4 months, the antennas are moved into different configurations, labeled A, B, C, and D. Each configuration changes the depth and detail that the VLA telescope can see. Combining the data received from each configuration provides the best image quality.

The VLA is designed to see a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that humans cannot see with their own eyes — what we can see is only a small fraction of the entire spectrum. In 1932, Karl G. Jansky made the startling discovery that objects in outer space emitted radio waves. Jansky designed a radio telescope that rotated in any direction; and he attempted to get his employer, Bell Labs, to build an improved antenna with greater sensitivity. His proposal was rejected, and he was re-assigned to another project. Other scientists followed up on Jansky’s research and work, and radio telescopes continued to improve. The VLA was conceived and planned in the 1960s, built in the 1970s, and then completely updated with new technologies in recent years.

Vimeo Video:
•http://vimeo.com/70554007 (narrated by Jody Foster)

Google Map:
•https://www.google.com/maps/search/vla,+san+agustin,+new+mexico/@34.075903,-107.62307,3042m/data=!3m1!1e3

Sources:
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-october-10
•http://www.vla.nrao.edu/
•https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/radio-telescopes
•http://www.rozylowicz.com/retirement/vla/very-large-array.html
•http://www.contilab.com/nrao.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Large_Array
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Guthe_Jansky
•http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_jansky.shtml
•http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/karl-jansky-the-father-of-radio-astronomy.html
•http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2012/jansky/
•http://phys.org/news/2013-10-large-array-radio-telescope-narrated.html

Image credit:
•http://vishnuhoff.com/gallery-2/sw6c3ud47c4wduo4u6oavvcrqqksuj___

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2014-10-09 04:18:38 (2 comments, 14 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Woman Solo Piloted an Airplane across the U.S. 
On October 9, 1930 — 84 years ago today — Laura Ingalls became the first woman solo pilot to fly an airplane across the United States, from Roosevelt Field, New York to Glendale, California. Laura made 9 stops along the way, and her east-to-west flight time totaled 30 hours and 27 minutes over 4 days. During her aviation career, Laura set a number of other aviation records, among them: 

(1) the longest solo flight ever made by a woman in Earth’s atmosphere, 17,000 miles; 
(2) first solo flight by a woman from North to South America;
(3) first solo flight around South America;
(4) first American woman to fly the Andes solo.

Laura was born into a prominent family, and she was one of the heirs to the Houghtaling Tea fortune (her mother's relatives arriving inAmerica ... altro »

Today in History: First Woman Solo Piloted an Airplane across the U.S. 
On October 9, 1930 — 84 years ago today — Laura Ingalls became the first woman solo pilot to fly an airplane across the United States, from Roosevelt Field, New York to Glendale, California. Laura made 9 stops along the way, and her east-to-west flight time totaled 30 hours and 27 minutes over 4 days. During her aviation career, Laura set a number of other aviation records, among them: 

(1) the longest solo flight ever made by a woman in Earth’s atmosphere, 17,000 miles; 
(2) first solo flight by a woman from North to South America;
(3) first solo flight around South America;
(4) first American woman to fly the Andes solo.

Laura was born into a prominent family, and she was one of the heirs to the Houghtaling Tea fortune (her mother's relatives arriving in America in the late 1600s). Her career took a dive when she became involved in “The America First” movement — one of the largest anti-war organizations in American history. The organization had a number of prominent organizers — R. Douglas Stuart, Jr. (heir to the Quaker Oats fortune), future U.S.A. president Gerald Ford, future Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver, future Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart. Initial supporters of the group also included Walt Disney, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, and Charles Lindbergh. Nonetheless, Laura Ingalls was singled out for prosecution after she flew over the U.S. capitol building and dropped “America First” pamphlets from her plane. Because she was of German descent and had allegedly accepted payments for her anti-war work from German officials, she was accused of spying for the Nazis and was indicted and sentenced to Federal Prison for violating the “Foreign Registration Act.” Laura served 18 months in prison and lost much previously well-earned public admiration. She denied being a Nazi spy to her death in 1967 and applied for a presidential pardon, supported by Edward V. Rickenbacker (American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient), but clemency was never granted.  

YouTube video:
•Flying Legends' Gypsy moth performing low level aerobatics.

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/october-9/
•http://www.hill.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=5874
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•http://wesclark.com/burbank/ingalls.html
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•http://www.aerofiles.com/chrono.html
•http://talesanecdotesandtrivia.blogspot.com/2013/08/laura-ingalls-was-nazi-spy.html
•http://www.air-racing-history.com/PILOTS/Laura%20Ingalls.htm
•http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/ingalls.html
•http://www.cosmeo.com/viewTodayInHistoryEvents.cfm?guidAssetId=9f4f2bdb-ad1b-4b9f-a1a0-2ff3a253c48d&eventId=571
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•http://www.businesshistory.com/ind._aircraft.php
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_First_Committee
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker

Image credits:
•Model replica of plane that Ingalls used to fly across America from Gypsy Moth.
•By SDASM Archives (Ingalls, Laura  Uploaded by czar) [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Ingalls%2C_Laura_%284729134014%29.jpg___

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2014-10-08 15:37:47 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First woman crossed the U.S. by airplane
On October 8, 1922 — 92 years ago today — Lillian Gatlin became the first woman to travel by air across the United States from San Francisco, California to Mineola, Long Island, New York. Lillian flew aboard U.S. airmail planes from October 5 to October 8, 1922, traveling an estimated 2,680 miles over 3 days — 27 hours and 11 minutes of total flight time. 

In 1922, the attitude among the general public was that “flying was socially inappropriate and even physically impossible for women.” Lillian Gatlin, who was involved in organizing and promoting aviation events, wanted her passenger flight to help overcome this public impression and to honor all aviators.  

Sources:
•http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9900E5DA1F30E433A2575AC0A9669D946395D6CF•http://en.... altro »

Today in History: First woman crossed the U.S. by airplane
On October 8, 1922 — 92 years ago today — Lillian Gatlin became the first woman to travel by air across the United States from San Francisco, California to Mineola, Long Island, New York. Lillian flew aboard U.S. airmail planes from October 5 to October 8, 1922, traveling an estimated 2,680 miles over 3 days — 27 hours and 11 minutes of total flight time. 

In 1922, the attitude among the general public was that “flying was socially inappropriate and even physically impossible for women.” Lillian Gatlin, who was involved in organizing and promoting aviation events, wanted her passenger flight to help overcome this public impression and to honor all aviators.  

Sources:
•http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9900E5DA1F30E433A2575AC0A9669D946395D6CF
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1922_in_aviation
•http://womenshistory.about.com/od/aviationpilots/a/av_timeline.htm
•http://books.google.com/books?id=jFY3CxmHk4cC&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=lillian+gatlin+first+woman&source=bl&ots=gIl6xUIa15&sig=l1iB2pnAsKehtqiYoLnQWOAlSbg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GFQ1VKuuLarGsQTluIGQCw&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=lillian%20gatlin%20first%20woman&f=false
•http://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/74/lot/18868/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F74%2F
•http://books.google.com/books?id=PBAvAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA550&lpg=PA550&dq=lillian+gatlin+first+woman&source=bl&ots=eOz60eY6EO&sig=OLPubI_IkTPflU9Xd0_4SqgYDpk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GFQ1VKuuLarGsQTluIGQCw&ved=0CFAQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=lillian%20gatlin%20first%20woman&f=false
•http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/AirSpace/pdf_lo/SSAS-0005.pdf

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Lillian Gatlin
•http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/jo_graham/12001271/18340/18340_300.jpg___

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2014-10-07 19:18:44 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Google's social head on Google+
...I think we’re in social — like we’re in everything at Google — for the long haul. We said this at the beginning of the company, we make long-term bets, we make long-term decisions. Social is a whole aspect of computing much like any other area you would imagine at Google. Behind every one of these screens is a user, it’s an actual person. People are social creatures, they want to share things, they want to learn from each other, they want to ask questions. That’s really important for us as a company how we can deliver on that. ~Dave Besbris (doesn't dress as snappily as Vic, but takes better photos; still close friends with Vic)

Google's social head on Google+
...I think we’re in social — like we’re in everything at Google — for the long haul. We said this at the beginning of the company, we make long-term bets, we make long-term decisions. Social is a whole aspect of computing much like any other area you would imagine at Google. Behind every one of these screens is a user, it’s an actual person. People are social creatures, they want to share things, they want to learn from each other, they want to ask questions. That’s really important for us as a company how we can deliver on that. ~Dave Besbris (doesn't dress as snappily as Vic, but takes better photos; still close friends with Vic)___

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2014-10-07 05:35:03 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Today in History: IBM Introduced Transistorized Calculating Machine
On October 7, 1954 — 60 years ago today — IBM introduced a model of its 604 programmable electronic calculating punch machine that replaced vacuum tubes with transistors. Transistorizing the 604 reduced its size by 50% and its energy consumption by 95%, greatly increased its reliability, and ushered in the age of exponential advances in increasing computing power. 

IBM had realized by the spring of 1950 that it needed to incorporate transistor technology in the development of its new products. So IBM both hired individuals with advanced degrees in relevant technologies and launched training classes for its own engineers. In one such class, 28 engineers were divided into 6 groups to conduct 6 weeks of laboratory work with the goal of designing a practical machine using transistor circuits. One of these 6 groupsre-d... altro »

Today in History: IBM Introduced Transistorized Calculating Machine
On October 7, 1954 — 60 years ago today — IBM introduced a model of its 604 programmable electronic calculating punch machine that replaced vacuum tubes with transistors. Transistorizing the 604 reduced its size by 50% and its energy consumption by 95%, greatly increased its reliability, and ushered in the age of exponential advances in increasing computing power. 

IBM had realized by the spring of 1950 that it needed to incorporate transistor technology in the development of its new products. So IBM both hired individuals with advanced degrees in relevant technologies and launched training classes for its own engineers. In one such class, 28 engineers were divided into 6 groups to conduct 6 weeks of laboratory work with the goal of designing a practical machine using transistor circuits. One of these 6 groups re-designed the 604 Electronic Calculating Punch, using transistor circuits to replace vacuum tube circuits. And thus, the revamped product announcement of the enhanced 604 on this date, 60 years ago. 

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/10/1007ibm-transistor-calculator/
•http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/from-tubes-to-transistors/article6473700.ece
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_computer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_604
•http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/604.html
•http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/IBM-604.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IBM_products
•http://www.computerworld.com/article/2538123/computer-processors/the-transistor--the-most-important-invention-of-the-20th-century-.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=Bc8BGhSOawgC&pg=PA229&lpg=PA229&dq=IBM.com:+transistorized+604&source=bl&ots=cfI50W2Bix&sig=ZXpj8odJORwxDyxpzhDT2YCRjUU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CDQzVI6AIMqqyASwiYC4CQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=IBM.com%3A%20transistorized%20604&f=false

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•http://www.vintchip.com/mainframe/IBM604/IBM604.html___

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2014-10-06 11:42:33 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The Era of “Talking Motion Pictures” Began
On October 6, 1927 — 87 years ago today — the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized speech was released: “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson, directed by Alan Crosland, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck of Warner Brothers. Prior to this release, movies contained no sound — dialogue was transmitted through gestures, mime, and title cards (a screen showing just text). To be sure, movie makers had always wanted to include sound, but the technology had not evolved enough until the 1920s when it became possible to record sound using an analog sound-on-disc system (Vitaphone) combined with an electronic amplifying vacuum tube (Audion) to enhance sound clarity and strength so that an audience could comfortably listen to dialogue. Within 10 years of the introduction of synchronized sound motion pictures, silentmovies had di... altro »

Today in History: The Era of “Talking Motion Pictures” Began
On October 6, 1927 — 87 years ago today — the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized speech was released: “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson, directed by Alan Crosland, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck of Warner Brothers. Prior to this release, movies contained no sound — dialogue was transmitted through gestures, mime, and title cards (a screen showing just text). To be sure, movie makers had always wanted to include sound, but the technology had not evolved enough until the 1920s when it became possible to record sound using an analog sound-on-disc system (Vitaphone) combined with an electronic amplifying vacuum tube (Audion) to enhance sound clarity and strength so that an audience could comfortably listen to dialogue. Within 10 years of the introduction of synchronized sound motion pictures, silent movies had died and the new era of “talking motion pictures” was well underway.

YouTube video:
•Mammy - Al Jolson (Jazz Singer performance)

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaphone
•http://www.biography.com/people/al-jolson-9356888
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jolson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darryl_F._Zanuck
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertitle

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vitaphone.jpg
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VitaphoneDemo.jpg___

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2014-10-05 07:16:21 (65 comments, 19 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Epic Tech Innovator Dies
On October 5, 2011 — 3 years ago today — Steve Jobs died at age 56. By the time of his death from pancreatic cancer, Jobs had become one of the greatest technological innovators of the digital age — having orchestrated the creation of a series of highly successful consumer products: the Apple PC, the MacIntosh PC, NeXT OS software, Pixar animation software, the iMac PC, the iTunes and iOS App internet stores, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Steve’s products transformed the computer, movie, music, and mobile communications industries. Along the way, Steve also developed the most successful retail stores in the history of business and directed the most sensational turn-around of a corporation in business history. [Not a bad résumé, hey?]

Recommended Videos on Steve Jobs:•http:/... altro »

Today in History: Epic Tech Innovator Dies
On October 5, 2011 — 3 years ago today — Steve Jobs died at age 56. By the time of his death from pancreatic cancer, Jobs had become one of the greatest technological innovators of the digital age — having orchestrated the creation of a series of highly successful consumer products: the Apple PC, the MacIntosh PC, NeXT OS software, Pixar animation software, the iMac PC, the iTunes and iOS App internet stores, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Steve’s products transformed the computer, movie, music, and mobile communications industries. Along the way, Steve also developed the most successful retail stores in the history of business and directed the most sensational turn-around of a corporation in business history. [Not a bad résumé, hey?]

Recommended Videos on Steve Jobs:
•http://www.bloomberg.com/video/steve-jobs-revealed-bloomberg-game-changers-RdkTn4Q~Q9CLINYEjg_39g.html
•http://www.hulu.com/watch/286110

Sources:
•Videos above
•http://kool.cbslocal.com/2011/10/06/a-timeline-of-steve-jobs-most-impressive-accomplishments/
•http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805
•https://time.com/3466506/apple-steve-jobs-tim-cook/
•http://www.wired.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-greatest-achievements/

Image credits:
•Matthew Yohe [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons:
Steve Jobs shows off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference___

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2014-10-04 19:22:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Is assisted suicide “out of control” in the Netherlands, or does the Netherlands have a more compassionate view of ending life of people suffering from terminal diseases?
My father-in-law just died, but not before having probably the worst experience in his life. His caretakers were angels, but there must be a better way to exit life than by inexorably becoming a helpless baby again. What do you think?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/10/03/Assisted-Suicide-Out-of-Control-in-Netherlands

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http://l2udsyear2013l14.pbworks.com/w/page/74454578/Euthanasia%20Can%20we%20end%20life

Is assisted suicide “out of control” in the Netherlands, or does the Netherlands have a more compassionate view of ending life of people suffering from terminal diseases?
My father-in-law just died, but not before having probably the worst experience in his life. His caretakers were angels, but there must be a better way to exit life than by inexorably becoming a helpless baby again. What do you think?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/10/03/Assisted-Suicide-Out-of-Control-in-Netherlands

Image credit:
http://l2udsyear2013l14.pbworks.com/w/page/74454578/Euthanasia%20Can%20we%20end%20life___

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2014-10-04 06:06:08 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Space Age Began
On October 4, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the Space Age began when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into earth orbit. Traveling at 18,000 mph, the Sputnik helped to spur the imagination of people everywhere, as a new dimension to potential human capabilities had been opened. Not only did it spur imaginations, but the Soviet Sputnik also sparked a serious space race between the two “superpowers” — the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. — each trying to show its technological superiority.

In reaction to the Sputnik’s launch, the U.S. created its own satellite program under the direction of Wernher von Braun, a Nazi German rocket scientist who had surrendered to U.S. forces near the end of World War II, and who subsequently became an American citizen. And within a year of the Soviet’s first satellite launch, PresidentDwight D. Eisen... altro »

Today in History: Space Age Began
On October 4, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the Space Age began when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into earth orbit. Traveling at 18,000 mph, the Sputnik helped to spur the imagination of people everywhere, as a new dimension to potential human capabilities had been opened. Not only did it spur imaginations, but the Soviet Sputnik also sparked a serious space race between the two “superpowers” — the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. — each trying to show its technological superiority.

In reaction to the Sputnik’s launch, the U.S. created its own satellite program under the direction of Wernher von Braun, a Nazi German rocket scientist who had surrendered to U.S. forces near the end of World War II, and who subsequently became an American citizen. And within a year of the Soviet’s first satellite launch, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a public order creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and von Braun’s team became part of NASA. The U.S. Congress passed a series of massive federal aid-to-education measures, in an effort to make science a priority in schools and universities and catch up with Soviet space achievements.

The Soviet Space program achieved a number of significant firsts, among them — first satellite, first animal in Earth orbit, first animals returned safely from Earth orbit, first man-made object to escape Earth’s orbit, first man-made object to pass near the Moon, first man-made object to impact the Moon, first images of the Moon’s far side, first man in space and Earth orbit, first multi-person crew in space, first crewed mission lasting a full day, first simultaneously manned spacecraft in Earth orbit (Vostok 3 and 4), first woman in space, first space walk, first probe to make a soft landing on the Moon and transmit from the Moon’s surface, first man-made object to orbit the Moon, first space docking between two crewed crafts and exchange of crews.

As a result of these amazing successes of the Soviet Space program, the U.S. increased NASA’s budget 500% from 1961 to 1964 and President John F. Kennedy, in 1961, announced before a joint session of Congress the ambitious goal to send astronauts to the Moon and return them safely before the end of the decade. The U.S. achieved its goal on July 20, 1969. President Nixon then set the U.S. on a course to cooperate with the U.S.S.R.* in space exploration, a policy which was reflected in the Apollo-Soyuz docking mission in July, 1975 and which ultimately led to the creation of the International Space Station.  

History.com summary of the space race (under 3 minutes):
http://www.history.com/topics/space-race/videos/the-space-race

*President Kennedy also proposed cooperation in space after he had boldly committed the U.S. to a manned Moon landing. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/JveatmTmmTs

Sources:
•http://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vehicle_speed_records
•http://www.history.com/topics/space-race
•http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtid=2&psid=3426
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Race#mediaviewer/File:Space_Race_1957-1975_black_text.png
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_exploration_milestones,_1957%E2%80%931969
•http://teacher.scholastic.com/space/space_firsts/
•http://www.space.com/9703-top-10-soviet-russian-space-missions.html
•http://history.nasa.gov/moondec.html
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo-soyuz/astp_mission.html#.VC8d0ytdXXE

Image credit:
• A replica of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in the world to be put into outer space: the replica is stored in the National Air and Space Museum. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sputnik_asm.jpg___

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2014-10-03 12:58:48 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Today in History: 2 Bell Lab Scientists Receive Patent for “Transistor”
On October 3, 1950 — 64 years ago today — 2 Bell Lab scientists were granted a patent for a 3-electrode circuit using semiconductive materials that would later be called a “transistor.” The transistor became the invention that would replace the vacuum tube in computers and launch the commercial computer revolution. The granted patent application stated:

This invention relates to a novel method of and means for translating electrical variations for such purposes as amplification, wave generation, and the like.

The principal object of the invention is to amplify or otherwise translate electric signals or variations by use of compact, simple, and rugged apparatus of novel type.

Another object is to provide a circuit element for use as an amplifier or the like which does not require aheated ther... altro »

Today in History: 2 Bell Lab Scientists Receive Patent for “Transistor”
On October 3, 1950 — 64 years ago today — 2 Bell Lab scientists were granted a patent for a 3-electrode circuit using semiconductive materials that would later be called a “transistor.” The transistor became the invention that would replace the vacuum tube in computers and launch the commercial computer revolution. The granted patent application stated:

This invention relates to a novel method of and means for translating electrical variations for such purposes as amplification, wave generation, and the like.

The principal object of the invention is to amplify or otherwise translate electric signals or variations by use of compact, simple, and rugged apparatus of novel type.

Another object is to provide a circuit element for use as an amplifier or the like which does not require a heated thermionic cathode for its operation, and which therefore is immediately operative when turned on. A related object is to provide such a circuit element which requires no evacuated or gas-filled envelope.

In 1956, when it was becoming more apparent just how significant this invention would become, these 2 scientists — Walter H. Brattain and John Bardeen — along with the man who secured funding and lab space and directed the effort — William Shockley — jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics, for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect.

There is much more to this story — involving the human dimension and clashing egos. If you are interested, please check out the “Transistorized” documentary (6 parts - each part less than 10 minutes):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA97634694AC92A93

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_transistor
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1956/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bardeen
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1956/bardeen-bio.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Houser_Brattain
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1956/brattain-bio.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shockley
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1956/shockley-bio.html
•http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/transistor_history.htm
•http://www.pbs.org/transistor/album1/addlbios/egos.html
•http://www.informationweek.com/it-leadership/20-people-who-changed-tech-shockley-bardeen-and-brattain/d/d-id/1109527?
•http://www.google.ca/patents/US2524035
•http://www.pbs.org/transistor/album1/shockley/

Image credit:
•http://38.media.tumblr.com/7f9133b27cf315ecba0a58d6a7730cc4/tumblr_n3vcbxatGu1s6mxo0o1_1280.jpg
From left to right: Shockley, Brattain, Bardeen.___

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2014-10-02 13:05:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Today in History: 3 Cosmonauts Break Space Duration Record
On October 2, 1984 — 30 years ago today — 3 Soviet cosmonauts completed the longest space flight in history (to October 2, 1984) — 237 days in space aboard the space station, Salyut 7. (Since 1984, this record has been broken 6 more times by Soviet/Russian cosmonauts, with the current record at 437.7 days.) The crew had been taken to the Salyut 7 — the 7th of 9 Soviet space stations and a primary workhorse of the Salyut space station program — on the Soyuz T-10 and they returned on Soyuz T-11. During their stay in space, the cosmonauts were visited by 2 other Soviet space crews. 

Sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/03/us/3-russians-return-after-record-237-days-in-space.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_7
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_programme•http://en.wik... altro »

Today in History: 3 Cosmonauts Break Space Duration Record
On October 2, 1984 — 30 years ago today — 3 Soviet cosmonauts completed the longest space flight in history (to October 2, 1984) — 237 days in space aboard the space station, Salyut 7. (Since 1984, this record has been broken 6 more times by Soviet/Russian cosmonauts, with the current record at 437.7 days.) The crew had been taken to the Salyut 7 — the 7th of 9 Soviet space stations and a primary workhorse of the Salyut space station program — on the Soyuz T-10 and they returned on Soyuz T-11. During their stay in space, the cosmonauts were visited by 2 other Soviet space crews. 

Sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/03/us/3-russians-return-after-record-237-days-in-space.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_7
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_programme
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_T-10
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_T-11
•http://www.astronautix.com/articles/aststics.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight_records
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_stations
•http://www.rocketmime.com/space/timeline.html
•http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/StationsDOS/Salyut7Ex3.php

Image credit:
•"Salyut 7 from Soyuz T-13". Via Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Salyut_7_from_Soyuz_T-13.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Salyut_7_from_Soyuz_T-13.jpg___

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2014-10-01 12:55:29 (13 comments, 31 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

Today in History, 1908: Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile
On October 1, 1908 — 106 years ago today — the Ford Motor Company introduced the first commonly affordable mass-produced automobile, the Ford Model T (also called the “Tin Lizzy”). Although Henry Ford is sometimes credited with introducing the assembly line to the manufacturing process, Ford did not invent the assembly line — it had been in use for many years before Model T production began. But Ford listened to 3 of his employees who suggested a “moving” line with stationary workers, so Ford introduced the conveyor belt process to manufacturing automobiles on a large scale. 

With such efficient fabrication, Ford was able to reduce the price of the vehicle to a price within the reach of millions of common people, $850 in 1908 (less than $20,000 in today’s prices); and as more units were sold, theModel T sold for... altro »

Today in History, 1908: Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile
On October 1, 1908 — 106 years ago today — the Ford Motor Company introduced the first commonly affordable mass-produced automobile, the Ford Model T (also called the “Tin Lizzy”). Although Henry Ford is sometimes credited with introducing the assembly line to the manufacturing process, Ford did not invent the assembly line — it had been in use for many years before Model T production began. But Ford listened to 3 of his employees who suggested a “moving” line with stationary workers, so Ford introduced the conveyor belt process to manufacturing automobiles on a large scale. 

With such efficient fabrication, Ford was able to reduce the price of the vehicle to a price within the reach of millions of common people, $850 in 1908 (less than $20,000 in today’s prices); and as more units were sold, the Model T sold for as little as $365 (less than $9,000 in today’s prices). By 1927, 15 million Model T’s had been manufactured for one of the first mass markets of a sophisticated consumer product. Until the Model T, the adoption of automobiles had been limited to individuals of substantial wealth. In 1999, the Global Automotive Elections Foundation named the Ford Model T “the world’s most influential car of the 20th century.”

The Model T set the stage for the automobile to become the dominant form of transportation in the United States. It greatly expanded the freedom of the individual — as she/he could travel wherever she/he wanted to without being dependent on train lines. As James Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, has said, “for better or worse, it [the Model T] transformed the way we settled the country. The car was your ticket to personal freedom.”

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T
•http://www.history.com/topics/model-t
•http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/ford.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile
•http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aacarsassemblya.htm
•http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/showroom/1908/model.t.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_of_the_Century
•http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Image credit:
•http://blogs.internetautoguide.com/6619975/industry-news/henry-ford-developed-and-sold-8-cars-before-the-1908-model-t-history/index.html___

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2014-09-30 12:37:39 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Hoover Dam is Dedicated
On September 30, 1935 — 79 years ago — Hoover Dam [at the time, Boulder Dam] was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with 12,000 people in attendance at the ceremony. Construction of the dam began in 1931 and was fully finished, 2 years ahead of schedule, in early 1936. Upon its completion, the dam was the largest concrete project in history (6.6 million tons of concrete and steel), one of the largest-man made structures in the world, and one of the world’s largest producers of hydroelectric power. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir (by volume) in the U.S. and one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Designing and building Hoover Dam was a colossal undertaking, especially for the time — during the Great Depression in the early 1930’s. Not only did the government-sponsored project create thousands ofjobs, but... altro »

Today in History: Hoover Dam is Dedicated
On September 30, 1935 — 79 years ago — Hoover Dam [at the time, Boulder Dam] was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with 12,000 people in attendance at the ceremony. Construction of the dam began in 1931 and was fully finished, 2 years ahead of schedule, in early 1936. Upon its completion, the dam was the largest concrete project in history (6.6 million tons of concrete and steel), one of the largest-man made structures in the world, and one of the world’s largest producers of hydroelectric power. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir (by volume) in the U.S. and one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Designing and building Hoover Dam was a colossal undertaking, especially for the time — during the Great Depression in the early 1930’s. Not only did the government-sponsored project create thousands of jobs, but it also harnessed the power of the mighty 1,400 mile-long Colorado River in order to better manage its 2,000 square mile basin — to eliminate flooding, provide irrigation water, and produce hydroelectric power.

By the 1920’s, after repeated floods — caused by melting snow from the Rocky Mountains — had submerged farms near the banks of the Colorado River, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (a federal agency responsible for irrigation in the West) developed plans for a dam project in 1922. Then U.S. Secretary of Commerce (later President), Herbert Hoover, negotiated with the states of Arizona, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, each of which had competing claims on the river. Hoover helped to resolve all the political issues that made the construction of the dam possible. 

The federal government called on more than 200 engineers to work on what would become at the time the tallest concrete arch dam in the U.S. and the largest building project that the federal government had ever undertaken. As construction proceeded, an average of 5,000 men a day worked on the project (21,000 men in total). The Bureau of Reclamation estimated that 107 workers lost their lives while building the dam.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reservoirs_by_volume
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/hoover-controversy/
•http://www.history.com/topics/hoover-dam
•http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/140hooverdam/140facts3.htm
•http://www.authentichistory.com/1930-1939/2-fdr/1-newdeal/19350930_Harold_Ickes_Dedicates_Boulder_Dam.html
•http://www.history.com/topics/hoover-dam

Image credits:
•http://lasvegastours.onboardtours.com/files/2012/08/photodune-275810-hoover-dam-s.jpg
•http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-271297/cache/hooverdam35.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.sJPG?1318358295
•Google Maps - satellite view___

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2014-09-29 17:56:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

First solar-powered piano
Bring on more solar powered electronic stuff!

Solar-Piano Man
Did you hear about this musician and piano aficionado — James Levac? James is a piano teacher, church music director, and seniors' home entertainer; his hobby is tinkering with pianos, and he retrofitted his electric piano to run on solar power! He loves to take his piano to the beach and play for early morning beach walkers. 

See: 
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/09/25/solar_piano_man_takes_to_the_beach_at_sunrise.html

Image credit:
http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/gta/2014/09/25/solar_piano_man_takes_to_the_beach_at_sunrise/james_levac.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg___First solar-powered piano
Bring on more solar powered electronic stuff!

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2014-09-29 12:43:22 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Canadian satellite launched
On September 29, 1962 — 52 years ago today — Canada’s first satellite, “Alouette 1,” was launched into space by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite’s purpose was to study the ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere beyond 53 miles (85 kilometers) from the Earth’s surface, where many future satellites would be positioned. Shortly after a flawless launch, Alouette 1 reached an orbit over 600 miles (about 1,000 kilometers) to begin its study of the ionosphere from the “top-down” — the ionosphere ends at about 370 miles (600 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. With this launch, Canada became the third nation to design and build its own artificial Earth satellite.

Alouette-1 orbited the Earth for 10 years sending back data to ground stations, and its batteries lasted that long —at a time when most sat... altro »

Today in History: First Canadian satellite launched
On September 29, 1962 — 52 years ago today — Canada’s first satellite, “Alouette 1,” was launched into space by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite’s purpose was to study the ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere beyond 53 miles (85 kilometers) from the Earth’s surface, where many future satellites would be positioned. Shortly after a flawless launch, Alouette 1 reached an orbit over 600 miles (about 1,000 kilometers) to begin its study of the ionosphere from the “top-down” — the ionosphere ends at about 370 miles (600 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. With this launch, Canada became the third nation to design and build its own artificial Earth satellite.

Alouette-1 orbited the Earth for 10 years sending back data to ground stations, and its batteries lasted that long — at a time when most satellite batteries lasted only a year. The satellite is still in orbit as far as is known, but ground stations have lost contact with it.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alouette_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Space_Agency
•http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/alouette.asp
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_artificial_satellites_and_space_probes
•http://spaceistheplace.ca/hist.html
•http://www.spacenet.on.ca/data/pages/canada-in-space/alouette-images/image-alouette-launch.html
•http://www.ieee.ca/millennium/alouette/alouette_impact.html
•http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/28/nasa-once-thought-canadas-famed-alouette-1-satellite-was-too-ambitious-space-engineer/

Image credits:
•Launch of Alouette on NASA Thor-Agena rocket:
http://www.spacenet.on.ca/data/images/canadian-images/canadian_space_images/alouette-1-thor.jpg
•Alouette 1 showing 4 telemetry antennas and 2 sounding antennas deployed in orbit:
http://www.ieee.ca/millennium/alouette/alouette_satellite.jpg___

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2014-09-28 12:54:43 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First aerial circumnavigation of the world completed
On September 28, 1924 — 90 years ago today — the first flight around the world was completed. The aerial circumnavigation began on April 6, 1924 from Seattle, Washington with a fleet of 4 planes and ended back in Seattle 175 days later with only 2 of the original planes. The circumnavigation route traveled over or touched 21 countries and 25 states — a total of 57 hops were made.

The flight fleet comprised 4 aircraft acquired by the United States Army Air Service (later to become the Air Force). Each plane was a Douglas torpedo bomber that had been modified to carry extra fuel (by eliminating the bomb bays) and interchangeable landing gear — pontoons for water landings and wheels for normal landings. The 4 planes in the fleet were named after U.S. cities: (1) Seattle, (2) Chicago, (3) Boston, and (4) NewOrleans... altro »

Today in History: First aerial circumnavigation of the world completed
On September 28, 1924 — 90 years ago today — the first flight around the world was completed. The aerial circumnavigation began on April 6, 1924 from Seattle, Washington with a fleet of 4 planes and ended back in Seattle 175 days later with only 2 of the original planes. The circumnavigation route traveled over or touched 21 countries and 25 states — a total of 57 hops were made.

The flight fleet comprised 4 aircraft acquired by the United States Army Air Service (later to become the Air Force). Each plane was a Douglas torpedo bomber that had been modified to carry extra fuel (by eliminating the bomb bays) and interchangeable landing gear — pontoons for water landings and wheels for normal landings. The 4 planes in the fleet were named after U.S. cities: (1) Seattle, (2) Chicago, (3) Boston, and (4) New Orleans. Two of these planes, Seattle and Boston, were lost during the trip, but their crews survived.

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/sept-28-1924-first-around-the-world-flights-touch-down-in-seattle/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_aerial_circumnavigation
•http://www.firstflightcentennial.org/the-first-flight-around-the-world/
•http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004537.html
•http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=751
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_World_Cruiser
•http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/ref/collection/transportation/id/138
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19250008000

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_aerial_circumnavigation#mediaviewer/File:Aircraft_Chicago;Aero27G6.jpg___

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2014-09-27 06:49:53 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Launch of first European-developed spacecraft to travel to and orbit Moon
On September 27, 2003 — 11 years ago today — the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first SMART-1 mission to explore the moon from lunar orbit and to test spacecraft-power technologies for future missions. (SMART = Smart Missions for Advanced Research in Technology.) The primary technology tested on the SMART-1 mission was an innovative solar-electric propulsion system that performed flawlessly. The mission was designed to optimize the use of both the Earth’s and Moon’s gravity and minimize the use of fuel to achieve lunar orbit. 

The SMART-1 “box” was primarily Swedish-designed, as part of ESA’s strategy to build very inexpensive and small spaceships. In fact, the SMART-1 package was only an “auxiliary passenger” on an Adriane-5 mission whose primary purpose was tolaunch 2 other lar... altro »

Today in History: Launch of first European-developed spacecraft to travel to and orbit Moon
On September 27, 2003 — 11 years ago today — the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first SMART-1 mission to explore the moon from lunar orbit and to test spacecraft-power technologies for future missions. (SMART = Smart Missions for Advanced Research in Technology.) The primary technology tested on the SMART-1 mission was an innovative solar-electric propulsion system that performed flawlessly. The mission was designed to optimize the use of both the Earth’s and Moon’s gravity and minimize the use of fuel to achieve lunar orbit. 

The SMART-1 “box” was primarily Swedish-designed, as part of ESA’s strategy to build very inexpensive and small spaceships. In fact, the SMART-1 package was only an “auxiliary passenger” on an Adriane-5 mission whose primary purpose was to launch 2 other larger satellites into earth orbit. The launch took place at ESA’s spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeast coast of South America, on Brazil’s northern border. SMART-1’s new “solar-powered ion drive” engine propelled the one-meter square payload, with two large solar panel wings extending from opposite sides and spanning 14 meters, to the Moon via an ever-expanding elliptical orbit of the Earth over 13 months. Once the spacecraft was inserted into lunar orbit, it remained there for nearly 2 years, photographing and measuring the Moon’s surface with a number of miniaturized scientific instruments. In September 2006, SMART-1 was deliberately crashed into the Moon so that it would not interfere with future lunar missions.

YouTube Video:
•http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2013/07/Science_ESA_Episode_10_Diverse_worlds_The_Moon_and_Titan

Sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2003-043C
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=SMART-1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART-1
•http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/SMART-1/ESA_s_SMART-1_satellite_ready_for_lift-off
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•http://www.arianespace.com/launch-services-ariane5/ariane-5-intro.asp
•http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/SMART-1.html
•http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1998ESASP.417..341F

Image credits:
•http://sci.esa.int/science-e-media/img/94/lores_33940.jpg
•http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2003/04/smart-1_is_travelling_to_the_moon_using_a_new_solar-electric_propulsion_system/9515865-4-eng-GB/SMART-1_is_travelling_to_the_Moon_using_a_new_solar-electric_propulsion_system.jpg___

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