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Digital Dentistry Inc260Since 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 19:00:0031 
Ammon Johns & Company273This 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 20:00:002 
Christopher Vogelmann1,976Behavioral 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 Poluk4,840Come 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 Hangout4,347Watch 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 shervington822,694You 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 Hovnanian35,915Social 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 rappaport204,827This, 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 Demand4,174Join 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 20:00:00267 
My Music Hangout33,046The 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 19:00:00164 
Those 4 Girls1,026Welcome 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 Hangout33,046The 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 Hangout4,347Welcome 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 Bincer96,072#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 20:30:00197 
AWorld4Change1,222What 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 Voss29,287The 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 18:00:00202 
Social Media Hangout4,347We 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 21:00:0092 
Eric Enge20,448This 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 23:00:23206 
Christopher Vogelmann1,976Semantic 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 Enge20,448Join 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 19:00:00188 
Eric Enge20,448Join 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 21:00:00174 
Christine & Mia5,609YouTube 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 Reach621Monetize 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 Bincer96,072Can 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 20:30:00233 
martin shervington822,694This 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 20:00:00105 
Social Media Hangout4,347Sit 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 21:00:00244 
Wade Harman17,024Relationship 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 Engles4,952*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 20:00:0097 
Jim Shankle1,477John 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 18:00:0073 
Social Media Hangout4,347Join 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 Helper259Come 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 16:45:00117 
Chef Dennis Littley672,234Mobile 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 19:00:0068 
Future of StoryTelling556,631On 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 shervington822,694Who 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 Bincer96,072Introducing 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 20:30:00180 
Chef Dennis Littley672,234Mobile 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 19:00:00149 
Daria Musk3,574,966BE 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 Kelly548,674Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0084 
martin shervington822,694I 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 shervington822,694Google 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 Enge20,448In 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 House2,597,320Join 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 20:00:00112 
Men's Health543,005Stay 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 19:00:00156 
Ronnie Bincer96,072Join 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 Bincer96,072So 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 21:00:00394 
Google Plus Week TV Show428Troll 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 Voss29,287This 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 18:30:00240 
Jim Shankle1,477It'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 Cat118,072Join 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+8,610,055The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034059 
Google Plus Week TV Show428Great 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 shervington822,694We 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 18:00:00355 
martin shervington822,694When 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 Bincer96,072Learn 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 Lowry6,677Join 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 17:00:0021 
Google Plus Week TV Show428Hey, 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 Bincer96,072Learn 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 
MasterChef1,392,770MASTERCHEF 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 01:00:001521 
Dustin W. Stout45,712It'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 Australia165,419Join 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 Show428Back 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 Bincer96,072Join +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 18:00:43187 
Google Plus Week TV Show428Lots 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 Show428We 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+ Help60,824We'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 Bincer96,072With 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 Show428Another 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 Lewis252,010Have 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 Google1,963,295Excited 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 Maestro82,781Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083 
After Earth363,750Join 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 18:00:001861 
martin shervington822,694In 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 Plus1,855,441"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 Bincer96,072Watch 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 TV378,724Join 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 00:30:00265 
Artists In The Plus1,855,441"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 02:00:00115 
Fraser Cain925,051Join 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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GuruOmBha0This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle2014-12-10 13:38:18471001
Irina Sadokhina42,740Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesday  #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 #wednesday    just:1)pluss 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#Engagers2014-12-08 17:37:28471252440
Irina Sadokhina42,740Hello 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 . Apr. 7th, 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 2014-12-08 17:36:04470001
michael Addi0#CircleShare   12/5/2014Have a good day everyone.2014-12-05 14:44:4343215718
Fredrik Blanke9,365Hi! This is my G+ circle of active peeps for December! A nice selection of the most active and friendly people on the Google plus platform right now!Everyone in this circle are highly active and share amazing content.If you're looking for active google plus followers who will +1 and reshare your content, I can only suggest you add this circle now :)If you are feeling left out, and consider yourself an active Google+ user, then do the following to be included next time:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above :) #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circleoftheday     #circleoftheweek     #engagers   #circles   #circle   #addcircle   #bestcircle   #followers   #googlepluscircles  2014-12-02 15:36:13499100
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:43478102
Irina Sadokhina42,333Hello 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!2014-12-01 12:57:2147010514
Graeme McRae36,119Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see lots of new posts in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then you might want to reshare it to get more followers. It's a circle of people I started following during the 1st quarter of 2014, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest (or funding). On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest is other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.Do you punish people for unfollowing you by unfollowing them back?. . . No. Well, not directly. I only unfollow people who haven’t posted in the past 7 days. If you posted privately to your circles or your extended circles, and then you unfollow me, then I won’t see those posts any more, and I’ll assume you haven’t posted in the past 7 days, and, yes, I will unfollow you in that case. But if your posts are public, my methodology doesn’t care whether you follow me.Do you promise me there won’t be any spammers in this circle?. . . No, I can’t make that promise for 2 reasons. First, one person’s spam is another person’s interesting post. A plumbing contractor who posts fascinating details of pipe fitting, each with a link to his company’s website might go either way. Second, a clever spammer will intersperse interesting posts with annoyi2014-11-30 23:50:064975314
Bruno Bolognese10,272This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postNext update  21th december 2014 #supercirle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #goodpeople  2014-11-30 21:53:34368111
Daniel Mihai Popescu65,671This circle is called Plusers which with a few exceptions is quite vintage :)Don't do anything with it if you don't like, it comes without strings for members, which are the cream of the cream of G+, as you see starting with the cover :)A "plus one" will be very appreciated, and to consider my invitation to Tsu, if you don't have already an account there:http://www.tsu.co/DanielMihaiPopescuThank you for being my friends! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance   #tsu   #tsunation   #tsuinvitation   2014-11-28 19:26:42495000
Allan watson13,067Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #srilanka   #colombo  2014-11-26 07:30:57493516
Sirilus Kristio ami joyo0 Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post2014-11-22 20:28:12487002
Alessandro Folghera54,798#TopEngagers   #SocialFriends   #GooglePlusFriends   #SharedCircle  Join me on:Linkedin : http://it.linkedin.com/pub/dir/alessandro/folgheraTwitter : https://twitter.com/folgheraFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFoursquare : https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraPinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/folghera/Instagram : http://instagram.com/folghera/Quora : http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraTo be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - Do +1 t the post3 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - Include the circle among your circles5 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-11-20 20:27:33501100
John Wood20,452Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle2014-11-20 11:36:04487003
michael Addi0Today's Circle Share - 11/19/2014 #circleshare  Great people and pages in this circle. Have a great day! 2014-11-19 13:55:35429211229
Bruno Bolognese9,900This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postNext update 30.11.2014 #supercircle   #reshare   #circlesharing   #goodpeople   #circleshare   #circles  2014-11-17 23:28:19331000
Irina Sadokhina41,423Hello 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 2014-11-17 07:41:17471101218
Techferb0▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔This is the circle of highly active users that tend to follow back and greatly engage in a lot of activities. Add them to your circles to make Google plus a better place for you.➤ If you want to be added to the next circle share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add TechFerb (me) to your circle2) Add the circle3) Plus the original post4) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)5) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-11-15 19:53:03222000
Bruno Bolognese9,754This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post #circleshare   #circlesharing   #supercircle   #reshared   #goodpeople   #circles  2014-11-12 23:55:10299000
Circle Share153You are in my ELITE INNER CIRCLE  12.11.14 - Please Plus And Share!#enzo   #resoundenzo   #resound   #mfi   #MadeForiPhone   #superpower   #superpowerhearing   #hearingaids   #hearingloop   #hearingimpaired   #hearingloss  #circleshare   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  • #CR7Underwear this weekend! #vangaal   #moyes   #manchesterunited   #manutd   #premierleague   #football   #vangaal   #management   #manchesterunited   #football   #footballnews   #soccernews   #manutd   #premierleague   #ihavenoideawhatimdoing   2014-11-12 09:46:23499902
Nishant Kumar698                     •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share #1  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•2014-11-08 06:16:03500000
Jed Record4,140I've created a Google Circle to share the Top 200 Empire Avenue Network Leaders on Google+.I hope you find this useful, click Read more below to learn more.See https://www.empireavenue.com/discover/leaders/gplus to see the list.These top EAve leaders are some of the most active people on Google+ and are great #influencers  to have in your network. I commend you to follow the steps below and begin growing your #networking  on Google+!If you would like to be included in a #googlecircleshare , just follow these simple steps:1) Add this circle below2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle with others (public)4) Be sure to comment the original post so I can add you to my next #circleshare !Please let me know if you liked this Circle, I love to hear and respond to your feedback!2014-11-04 17:19:05197000
Jed Record4,113I've created a Google Circle to share the Top 200 Empire Avenue Network Leaders on Google+.I hope you find this useful, click Read more below to learn more.See https://www.empireavenue.com/discover/leaders/gplus to see the list.These top EAve leaders are some of the most active people on Google+ and are great #influencers  to have in your network. I commend you to follow the steps below and begin growing your #networking  on Google+!If you would like to be included in a #googlecircleshare , just follow these simple steps:1) Add this circle below2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle with others (public)4) Be sure to comment the original post so I can add you to my next #circleshare !Please let me know if you liked this Circle, I love to hear and respond to your feedback!Special thanks to:+Steven Krohn +Marques Brownlee +Reg Saddler +Regina Bright +Terri Nakamura +Terree Rola +Terezie Kyselova +Zbynek Kysela +Miriam Slozberg +Wayne Mansfield +Michael Q Todd +Michael Cohan +Kent2014-11-02 18:31:03198436
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 05:23:354718769110
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 17:50:175017311
Jill Loeffler2,934Jill'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 02:22:54345151417
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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

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2014-11-29 05:12:05 (34 comments, 49 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Atari Launched Home Video Game Industry
On November 29, 1972 — 42 years ago today — Atari Corporation announced “Pong,” an early arcade video game that grew so quickly in popularity it was made into the first “mainstream” home video game. By today’s standards, the game was ridiculously simple and slow-moving: similar to a combination of table tennis (ping pong) and hockey. Pong was like table tennis, in that two players competed against each other (or one player against the computer), and each player had a rectangular racquet or paddle that could hit the moving object, but only by moving up or down to deflect an opponent’s “ball” shot. Pong scoring was more like hockey: If the defensive player missed, then the shot would most likely score into the “hockey net” — as the scoring “net” was either the left or right edge of the horizontal playing fieldfrom top to bottom, a massive... altro »

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2014-12-05 18:49:43 (32 comments, 65 reshares, 223 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Werner Heisenberg
Born: December 5, 1901. Died: February 1, 1976.
Heisenberg was a key pioneer in the development of quantum mechanics. In 1932, Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the “creation of quantum mechanics.”

References:
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1932/heisenberg-bio.html
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1932/heisenberg-facts.html

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2014-12-06 07:24:33 (15 comments, 28 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S.’s First Attempt to Launch Orbital Satellite Failed (1957);
NASA’s Endeavor Space Shuttle Inserted First U.S. Made Module into International Space Station (1998)
On December 6, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the first attempt by the United States to launch a satellite into Earth orbit only made it about 4 feet into the air, before it dropped back to the ground and exploded into flames. Then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (later president) described the launch of this U.S. Vanguard TV3 as “the most humiliating failure in America’s history” — because two months earlier the Soviet Union successfully launched a satellite (Sputnik 1) into Earth orbit. Not only did the United States appear to be behind the Soviet Union technologically in this new field of space exploration, but it appeared to be way behind in this opening of the “space race.” (But in justover another decade... altro »

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2014-12-18 05:35:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Earth Observing System, Terra, Launched by NASA, 1999
On December 18, 1999 — 15 years ago today — NASA launched “Terra,” the flagship satellite in NASA’s Earth Observing System. Terra has been collecting data about the Earth’s bio-geochemical and energy systems for 15 years, its originally designed mission length. The satellite is in a “sun-synchronous orbit,” an orbit that allows the satellite to image the Earth from virtually the same illumination angle with every orbit. Such consistent lighting is useful in accessing remote sensing data. Terra is carrying 5 remote sensors that carefully monitor the state of the Earth’s environment and ongoing changes in Earth’s climate system:

(1) ASTER - Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (from Japan)
(2) CERES - Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System
(3) MISR -Multi-angle Imaging S... altro »

Today in History: Earth Observing System, Terra, Launched by NASA, 1999
On December 18, 1999 — 15 years ago today — NASA launched “Terra,” the flagship satellite in NASA’s Earth Observing System. Terra has been collecting data about the Earth’s bio-geochemical and energy systems for 15 years, its originally designed mission length. The satellite is in a “sun-synchronous orbit,” an orbit that allows the satellite to image the Earth from virtually the same illumination angle with every orbit. Such consistent lighting is useful in accessing remote sensing data. Terra is carrying 5 remote sensors that carefully monitor the state of the Earth’s environment and ongoing changes in Earth’s climate system:

(1) ASTER - Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (from Japan)
(2) CERES - Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System
(3) MISR - Multi-angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer
(4) MODIS - Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectro-Radiometer
(5) MOPITT - Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (from Canada)

The dataset being collected includes measurements of clouds, water vapor, aerosol particles, trace gases, terrestrial and oceanic properties, and the interaction between these elements and their effect on atmospheric radiation and climate. Comprehending these interactive processes is necessary to determine what actions humans can take or avoid in order to ensure that Earth’s human-life supporting environment continues.

YouTube video:
•Launch of Terra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28a4AHqJC1k
•Quick Summary of NASA’s Earth Observing System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93fr-C3R0ys

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Observing_System
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/terra/#.VJHTomTF-s4
•http://terra.nasa.gov/
•http://eospso.nasa.gov/
•http://eospso.nasa.gov/missions/terra
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_%28satellite%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun-synchronous_orbit
•http://terra.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ESMO_TerraWebStatus_June2014.pdf
•http://science.nasa.gov/missions/terra/
•http://www.spacetoday.org/Satellites/TerraAqua/TerraStory.html
•http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/oyw/terra-celebrates-5000th-day-on-orbit/

Image credits:
•http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov/terra/terra_liftoff2.jpg [left]
•http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/oyw/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/terra-lrg.en_1.png [right]___

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2014-12-17 13:29:43 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Orville Wright Piloted First Powered Airplane
On December 17, 1903 — 111 years ago today — Orville Wright became the first man to verifiably pilot a heavier-than-air flying machine for 12 seconds, traveling about 120 feet (37 meters, less than the distance of the wingspan of a Boeing 747) through the air. The Smithsonian Institution and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale verify that Orville Wright made “the first sustained, controlled, powered heavier-than-air manned flight” at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 4 miles (8 kilometers) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on “December 17, 1903.” While many other pioneering individuals flew in balloons, gliders (including the Wright Brothers), and experimented with “powered” flying machines that lifted off the ground, the Wright Brothers are considered by most historians to be the individuals who pioneered“real, powered, ma... altro »

Today in History: Orville Wright Piloted First Powered Airplane
On December 17, 1903 — 111 years ago today — Orville Wright became the first man to verifiably pilot a heavier-than-air flying machine for 12 seconds, traveling about 120 feet (37 meters, less than the distance of the wingspan of a Boeing 747) through the air. The Smithsonian Institution and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale verify that Orville Wright made “the first sustained, controlled, powered heavier-than-air manned flight” at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 4 miles (8 kilometers) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on “December 17, 1903.” While many other pioneering individuals flew in balloons, gliders (including the Wright Brothers), and experimented with “powered” flying machines that lifted off the ground, the Wright Brothers are considered by most historians to be the individuals who pioneered “real, powered, man-carrying, controlled, long-distance flight.” Today, in 1903, marked the first time the Brothers both flew their plane for briefly sustained, powered flight. While Orville flew first, Wilbur flew second and for a longer period over a greater distance on the same day — 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.

YouTube video:
•https://archive.org/details/WrightBrothersFirstFlight
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT2dQB_OgFE

Sources:
•http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/wright.htm
•http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/progress/jb_progress_flight_1.html
•http://inventors.about.com/od/weirdmuseums/ig/Wright-Brothers/1903-Wright-Flyer.htm#step-heading
•http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/historyculture/thefirstflight.htm
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-airplane-flies
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers
•http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/recent-bill-connecticut-proclaims-gustave-whitehead-first-fly-not-wright-brothers/
•http://www.engineering.com/Videos/VideoPlayer/tabid/4627/VideoId/2473/Wright-Brothers-First-Flight-17-December-1903.aspx
•https://www.lotempiolaw.com/2011/02/articles/interesting-stuff/inventors-hall-of-fame-wright-brothers/
•http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/wright-brothers-first-flight-photo-annotated-180949489/?no-ist

Image credits:
•Orville Wright [top left]
•Wilbur Wright [bottom left]
•Wright Brothers’ Plane - First Flight: U.S. Library of Congress [right]___

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2014-12-16 06:20:57 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Passenger Planes Collide over New York City, 1960
On December 16, 1960 — 54 years ago today — the only mid-air collision between two passenger planes over a major U.S. urban area took place: 135 people lost their lives when a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 and a Trans World Airlines Lockheed Super Constellation collided in mid-flight over Staten Island in New York. All passenger bodies were charred beyond recognition — with the exception of one 11-year-old boy who was found in the burnt carnage yelling for his parents. The boys’ body and lungs had been badly burned; he died 26 hours after he was found. 

The two passenger planes were on different approach patterns that should have kept them safely apart. But at this time in the air traffic control system, controllers had no way of knowing the altitude of planes. The accident occurred during the transitionperiod b... altro »

Today in History: Passenger Planes Collide over New York City, 1960
On December 16, 1960 — 54 years ago today — the only mid-air collision between two passenger planes over a major U.S. urban area took place: 135 people lost their lives when a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 and a Trans World Airlines Lockheed Super Constellation collided in mid-flight over Staten Island in New York. All passenger bodies were charred beyond recognition — with the exception of one 11-year-old boy who was found in the burnt carnage yelling for his parents. The boys’ body and lungs had been badly burned; he died 26 hours after he was found. 

The two passenger planes were on different approach patterns that should have kept them safely apart. But at this time in the air traffic control system, controllers had no way of knowing the altitude of planes. The accident occurred during the transition period between the old propeller planes and the newer jets. One of the planes was a propeller-driven plane with 4 engines (the TWA Super Constellation), and the other was a new jet plane with 4 engines (the United DC-8). The investigation, which relied on the first use of the newly adopted “black box” for recording information about a plane’s technical parameters, revealed that the weather was foggy and visibility poor. In addition, controllers thought that the jet plane was at 13,000 feet altitude and that they had directed it into a holding pattern at that altitude. The propeller plane was at 5,000 feet making its landing approach, but the jet pilot miscalculated the holding pattern orders and descended quickly and unexpectedly. On this quick descent, the jet plane struck the top of the propeller plane. The propeller plane immediately lost control and crashed into the ground on a military airfield on Staten Island. The jet continued on for over 7 minutes before it crashed into the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Additional Information about Plane Travel Safety v. Other Forms of Transportation
There have been dozens of plane accidents with greater loss of life since this accident, but there has been no collision over a major U.S. urban area of this proportion (with the exception of September 11, 2001, and planes did not collide with themselves in the 9/11 event). The good news is that 95% of people in U.S. plane crashes survive, according to one study conducted for the years 1983-2000. Also, on a “fatality per kilometer basis,” air transport is safest — 62x safer than traveling by car; 12x safer than traveling by rail. When measured simply by number of journeys from point A to point B, buses are the safest form of transportation; by this measure, air transport is 3x more dangerous than car transport and about 30x more dangerous than bus travel.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMTj7PC3_hc
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gti_6AS-zo0

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-airplanes-collide-over-new-york-city
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_New_York_mid-air_collision
•http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/the-boy-who-survived-a-1960-midair-crash/?_r=0
•http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/24/nyregion/the-day-the-boy-fell-from-the-sky.html
•http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/park-slope-plane-crash-the-lede-all/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_disasters_by_death_toll
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_accidents_and_incidents
•http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/1960-new-york-city-plane-crash-back-gallery-1.1549629
•http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086028/Photos-1960-Brooklyn-airline-crash-sparked-new-era-black-boxes.html

Image credits:
•Douglas DC-8 (left top)
•Lockheed Super Constellation (left bottom)
•New York Times headline: http://kalw.org/post/monday-december-16-2013 (right)___

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2014-12-15 21:29:01 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Viral Videos of 2014 - Compilation under 7 Minutes
Here is Luc Bergeron's quick-cut view of 233 viral videos of 2014. Under 7 minutes of captivating viewing if you are into watching unusual human behavior. Haha. (I almost didn't make it through the first minute.)

Viral Videos of 2014 - Compilation under 7 Minutes
Here is Luc Bergeron's quick-cut view of 233 viral videos of 2014. Under 7 minutes of captivating viewing if you are into watching unusual human behavior. Haha. (I almost didn't make it through the first minute.)___

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2014-12-15 15:23:48 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Distinguished Search Engine Launched, AltaVista, 1995
On December 15, 1995 — 19 years ago today (and 3 years before Google Search was announced) — Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) made its search engine, AltaVista, available for public use. AltaVista was developed as a special project of DEC with the goal of providing a service that facilitated finding files on the internet. DEC’s team — Paul Flaherty, Louis Monier, and Michael Burrows — wrote a crawler and an indexer for the internet. The AltaVista indexer became the first 30-million page index (June 1996), at a time, search guru Danny Sullivan says, “when indexing 2 million web pages was considered big.” (Today, of course, Google indexes trillions of web pages.) The name was selected because “alta vista,” in Spanish and Portuguese, means “view from above,” and its original logo included a mountain topto allude to the magn... altro »

Today in History: First Distinguished Search Engine Launched, AltaVista, 1995
On December 15, 1995 — 19 years ago today (and 3 years before Google Search was announced) — Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) made its search engine, AltaVista, available for public use. AltaVista was developed as a special project of DEC with the goal of providing a service that facilitated finding files on the internet. DEC’s team — Paul Flaherty, Louis Monier, and Michael Burrows — wrote a crawler and an indexer for the internet. The AltaVista indexer became the first 30-million page index (June 1996), at a time, search guru Danny Sullivan says, “when indexing 2 million web pages was considered big.” (Today, of course, Google indexes trillions of web pages.) The name was selected because “alta vista,” in Spanish and Portuguese, means “view from above,” and its original logo included a mountain top to allude to the magnificent view the AltaVista search engine seemed to provide, especially compared to other popular search engines of the time — ALIWEB (1993), Excite (1993), Galaxy (1994), Yahoo (1994), LookSmart (1995), WebCrawler (1994), Lycos (1994), Infoseek (1994).

In 1998, Compaq acquired DEC and changed AltaVista’s URL from www.altavista.digital.com to www.altavista.com! In 1999, Compaq sold AltaVista to CMGI, an internet investment company that bought the naming rights to what is now Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots NFL team. Then the dot.com crash came when the stock value of virtually every internet company plummeted, and a planned IPO was cancelled. In 2003, CMGI sold AltaVista to Overture Services, Inc., an internet company that was specializing in developing software to insert relevant advertising into web-search results. Later in 2003, Overture sold AltaVista to Yahoo. As AltaVista seemed to be a “hot potato” — or, as Danny Sullivan compassionately implies, a brilliant child with bad parents who kept changing — Google’s superior search algorithms and continued focus on improving those algorithms were making Google the leading search engine used by a majority of people. Yahoo unceremoniously ended the AltaVista search engine on July 8, 2013. (The URL is still available to use but the search engine is Yahoo.)

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v4v55OEZCQ
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWQ34lEsd0c

Sources:
•http://searchengineland.com/altavista-eulogy-165366
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltaVista
•http://news.cnet.com/Compaq-to-buy-Digital-for-9.6-billion/2100-1001_3-207442.html
•http://news.cnet.com/Compaq,-CMGI-finalize-AltaVista-deal/2100-1023_3-230028.html
•http://phys.org/news/2013-07-yahoo-internet-relic-altavista.html#jCp
•http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/01/how-google-searches-30-trillion-web-pages-100-billion-times-a-month/
•http://www.searchenginehistory.com/
•http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-shuts-down-internet-relic-altavista-182236062.html

Image credit:
•SearchEngineLand: Google v. AltaVista chart: http://searchengineland.com/altavista-eulogy-165366___

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2014-12-14 18:15:29 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Today in History: FTC Cleared AOL/Time Warner Merger (with Conditions)
On December 14, 2000 — 14 years ago today — the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the American Online, Inc. (AOL) merger with Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner). AOL was the largest “new media” (biggest internet service provider) company at the time, and Time Warner was the largest “old media” (print, film, broadcast and cable television) company. At the time, AOL had an inflated market capitalization as the “dot.com bubble” was at its peak. AOL sought to capitalize on its overvaluation by using its inflated stock to buy a traditional media company with substantial assets (assets that AOL lacked), and Time Warner’s CEO liked the idea, because AOL was experiencing rapid growth and had a fresh and energetic corporate culture. Even though AOL had significantly less revenues and profits, AOL’s marketcapitalization was ... altro »

Today in History: FTC Cleared AOL/Time Warner Merger (with Conditions)
On December 14, 2000 — 14 years ago today — the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the American Online, Inc. (AOL) merger with Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner). AOL was the largest “new media” (biggest internet service provider) company at the time, and Time Warner was the largest “old media” (print, film, broadcast and cable television) company. At the time, AOL had an inflated market capitalization as the “dot.com bubble” was at its peak. AOL sought to capitalize on its overvaluation by using its inflated stock to buy a traditional media company with substantial assets (assets that AOL lacked), and Time Warner’s CEO liked the idea, because AOL was experiencing rapid growth and had a fresh and energetic corporate culture. Even though AOL had significantly less revenues and profits, AOL’s market capitalization was larger than Time Warner’s, so AOL actually acquired Time Warner in a stock transaction worth about $180 billion — making the deal the largest merger/acquisition in American business history (to this day). Now, business experts regard this merger as the worst transaction in business history.

On this day in 2000, AOL and Time Warner agreed to FTC conditions to protect competition in high-speed internet access markets, even though at the time less than 5% of U.S. consumers had broadband internet links. Both companies also agreed that their merged structure would not interfere with content passed along networks it had contracted to other ISPs.

When the deal was originally announced on January 10, 2000, both AOL co-founder, Steve Case, and Time Warner CEO, Gerald Levin, had great expectations for the deal to transform the lives of their customers. (In the new company, Case became executive chairman and Levin became CEO.) AOL wanted to upgrade its connections to customers, and Time Warner’s cable network theoretically gave AOL a new opportunity to offer more multi-media services. At the time of the merger, AOL had tens of millions of $25/month customers, and it hoped to expand its customer base by absorbing Time Warner’s cable customers. However, shortly after the merger became official on February 11, 2001, the “dot.com bubble” was in the middle of its huge bursting, as the NASDAQ composite index was losing 78% of its value between March 11, 2000 and October 9, 2002. Also, the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 added new investor anxieties and caused an economic downturn. Amid these cataclysmic financial events causing virtually all businesses to suffer setbacks, the merging AOL and Time Warner cultures began to blame each other for under-achieving results. Political in-fighting overtook collaboration and both leaders who orchestrated the merger were ousted from AOL Time Warner. By December, 2009, the once mighty AOL Time Warner had become a fraction of its originally merged size, and AOL was spun off.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C_25-PXleA

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/december-14/
•http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2000/12/ftc-approves-aoltime-warner-merger-conditions
•http://money.cnn.com/2000/12/14/deals/aoltimewarner/
•http://news.cnet.com/FTC-approves-AOL-Time-Warner-merger/2100-1023_3-249897.html
•http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/15/business/media-megadeal-overview-aol-time-warner-gain-approval-for-huge-merger-but-with.html
•http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/aol-founder-sorry-about-time-warner-merger_b2758
•http://allthingsd.com/20100105/steve-case-and-jerry-levin-look-on-our-works-ye-mighty-and-despair-about-the-aol-time-warner-merger-that-is/
•http://www.theonion.com/articles/ted-turner-sends-self-back-in-time-to-prevent-aol,141/ [haha!]
•http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/business/media/11merger.html?pagewanted=all
•http://choo.ischool.utoronto.ca/FIS/courses/lis2149/AOLTW/AOLTW1.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL
•http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/print-edition/2012/07/20/30-years-aol-buys-time-warner-but.html?page=all
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubble

Image credit:
•Kara Swisher: http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2010/01/1742897.jpg
•https://investfortomorrow.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/aol-twx1.png___

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2014-12-13 19:31:34 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA Launched Relay 1 Communications Satellite
On December 13, 1962 — 52 years ago today — NASA’s Relay 1 experimental communications satellite was successfully launched atop a Delta B rocket into an elliptical orbit around the Earth. The satellite was funded by NASA and developed by RCA. Relay 1 included radiation experiments designed to map the Earth’s radiation belts and determine optimal communications satellite protection requirements.

After initial problems with onboard battery power, the satellite was used to conduct over 2,000 communications experiments, including 290 hours of mostly wideband transmission or television, and the first voice, facsimile, and teletype links via satellite between the U.S. and South America. Following the assassination of President Kennedy in November, 1963, the Relay 1 satellite enabled hundreds of millions of people inEurope,... altro »

Today in History: NASA Launched Relay 1 Communications Satellite
On December 13, 1962 — 52 years ago today — NASA’s Relay 1 experimental communications satellite was successfully launched atop a Delta B rocket into an elliptical orbit around the Earth. The satellite was funded by NASA and developed by RCA. Relay 1 included radiation experiments designed to map the Earth’s radiation belts and determine optimal communications satellite protection requirements.

After initial problems with onboard battery power, the satellite was used to conduct over 2,000 communications experiments, including 290 hours of mostly wideband transmission or television, and the first voice, facsimile, and teletype links via satellite between the U.S. and South America. Following the assassination of President Kennedy in November, 1963, the Relay 1 satellite enabled hundreds of millions of people in Europe, the U.S.S.R., and Japan to view President Kennedy’s funeral.


YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBsT_QYfrLY (Delta Rockets-1)
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahl05SRT0NI (Delta Rockets-2)

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/missions/relay.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relay_program
•http://www.satmagazine.com/story.php?number=695798113
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4403361/1st-active-repeater-communications-satellite-launches--December-13--1962
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_B
•http://www.space.com/25096-project-relay-antenna.html
•http://claudelafleur.qc.ca/Spacecrafts-1962.html#Relay-1
•http://www.astronautix.com/craft/relay.htm

Image credit:
•Ground 30-foot parabolic antenna and communications terminal to Relay 1 satellite: http://www.space.com/25096-project-relay-antenna.html [left bottom]
•Thor-Delta rocket similar to Relay 1 rocket launcher: http://afspacemuseum.org/missiles/Thor/ [left top]
•Relay 1 satellite: http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/multimedia/detail.cfm?id=A19670216000&file=A19670216000CP06.jpg&name=Communications%20Satellite%2C%20Relay%201 [right]___

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2014-12-12 22:36:05 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Gronk likes to snuggle, you know.

Gronk likes to snuggle, you know.___

2014-12-12 18:40:00 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Poll: Speed of Light
Do you think humans will eventually find a way to travel faster than the speed of light?

References:
•http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/VSLReview1.html
•http://phys.org/news/2014-06-physicist-slower-thought.html
•http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SpeedOfLight/speed_of_light.html

Poll: Speed of Light
Do you think humans will eventually find a way to travel faster than the speed of light?

References:
•http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/VSLReview1.html
•http://phys.org/news/2014-06-physicist-slower-thought.html
•http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SpeedOfLight/speed_of_light.html___

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2014-12-12 18:09:23 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Dog Lovers / Animal Lovers / Human Lovers
Here's a short one minute video that i stumbled across a few minutes ago. It's heartwarming, except for the frame at 0:51 showing a photo that was removed in the sequence for violating the stupidity of Facebook's artificial intelligence or real censors.

Dog Lovers / Animal Lovers / Human Lovers
Here's a short one minute video that i stumbled across a few minutes ago. It's heartwarming, except for the frame at 0:51 showing a photo that was removed in the sequence for violating the stupidity of Facebook's artificial intelligence or real censors.___

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2014-12-12 17:19:52 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Thomas Jefferson on Choosing: Government or Newspapers
Do you agree with Jefferson on this issue?

Thomas Jefferson on Choosing: Government or Newspapers
Do you agree with Jefferson on this issue?___

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2014-12-12 05:04:50 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple IPO created 300 millionaires
On December 12, 1980 — 34 years ago today — Apple’s initial public offering (IPO) generated more capital (to that point) than any other IPO since Ford’s 1956 IPO and instantly created 300 millionaires. By the end of the day, Apple’s market capitalization was $1.8 billion. Over the next 34 years, Apple stock would appreciate 22,000%, creating even more millionaires (for stockholders who held onto their Apple stock until today).

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQh-1N_inMc
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k-yfW6uPKQ

Sources:
•http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/12/12/apple-inc-stock-ipo-created-300-millionaires-33-years-ago-today

Image credit:
•Google Finance:https://www.goo... altro »

Today in History: Apple IPO created 300 millionaires
On December 12, 1980 — 34 years ago today — Apple’s initial public offering (IPO) generated more capital (to that point) than any other IPO since Ford’s 1956 IPO and instantly created 300 millionaires. By the end of the day, Apple’s market capitalization was $1.8 billion. Over the next 34 years, Apple stock would appreciate 22,000%, creating even more millionaires (for stockholders who held onto their Apple stock until today).

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQh-1N_inMc
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k-yfW6uPKQ

Sources:
•http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/12/12/apple-inc-stock-ipo-created-300-millionaires-33-years-ago-today

Image credit:
•Google Finance:
https://www.google.com/finance?chdnp=0&chdd=0&chds=0&chdv=0&chvs=Logarithmic&chdeh=0&chfdeh=0&chdet=1418331600000&chddm=488359&chls=IntervalBasedLine&q=NASDAQ:AAPL&ntsp=0&ei=n8mJVJnpBMrX8Qbx-IHQCQ___

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2014-12-11 13:05:47 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Google released first stable public version of Chrome browser
On December 11, 2008 — 6 years ago today — Google made its first stable version of its Chrome web browser available to the public. The freeware browser had been released in early September, 2008 as a beta version for Windows. Chrome works on all major operating systems — Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, Google Android, and Google Chrome OS. In the 6 years it has been on the market, there have been over 35 major updates, and it has grown to become the leading browser in the world.

Sources:
•http://news.techgenie.com/softwares/internet-browsers/google-chrome-10-a-feature-breakdown/•http... altro »

Today in History: Google released first stable public version of Chrome browser
On December 11, 2008 — 6 years ago today — Google made its first stable version of its Chrome web browser available to the public. The freeware browser had been released in early September, 2008 as a beta version for Windows. Chrome works on all major operating systems — Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, Google Android, and Google Chrome OS. In the 6 years it has been on the market, there have been over 35 major updates, and it has grown to become the leading browser in the world.

Sources:
•http://news.techgenie.com/softwares/internet-browsers/google-chrome-10-a-feature-breakdown/
•http://books.google.com/books?id=HNHyiDm3__kC&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198&dq=first+release+of+google+chrome+to+the+public+december+11&source=bl&ots=UgeJ0m0KBF&sig=1X7T3BYG-72ESblHoZyTQzn1ffk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jxSHVI6REcL-yQSTt4GgDw&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=first%20release%20of%20google%20chrome%20to%20the%20public%20december%2011&f=false
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers
•http://mashable.com/2014/06/05/chrome-popular-internet-explorer/
•http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/06/06/chrome-is-winning-the-browser-wars-internet-explorer-has-cratered-thanks-to-mobile/
•http://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleather/2014/08/04/google-chrome-browser-market-share-tops-20-leaves-firefox-in-its-dust/
•http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Image credit:
•By Usage share of web browsers (Source Net Applications).svg: arichnad, Daniel.Cardenas, Litehacker (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usage_share_of_web_browsers_(Source_StatCounter).svg
•By Gogensi (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
Global Map by Web Browser: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Countries_by_most_used_web_browser_in_July_2014.svg___

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2014-12-10 18:04:35 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Google #1 in Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards 2015
Top 10: (1) Google, (2) Bain & Co., (3) Nestlé Purina PetCare, (4) F5 Networks, (5) Boston Consulting Group, (6) Chevron, (7) H E B, (8) In-N-Out Burger, (9) McKinsey & Co., (10) Mayo Clinic.

Google #1 in Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards 2015
Top 10: (1) Google, (2) Bain & Co., (3) Nestlé Purina PetCare, (4) F5 Networks, (5) Boston Consulting Group, (6) Chevron, (7) H E B, (8) In-N-Out Burger, (9) McKinsey & Co., (10) Mayo Clinic.___

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2014-12-10 07:11:36 (17 comments, 60 reshares, 242 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Einstein Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics (1921) in 1922
On December 10, 1922 — 92 years ago today — Albert Einstein was formally awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.” Although Einstein is probably best known for his theory of relativity, because it is the cornerstone of modern physics, Einstein’s Nobel Prize was for his work on the photoelectric effect. Einstein developed the photoelectric effect law by reconciling the careful and paradoxical experimental findings of a number of scientists before him. Einstein proposed that a beam of light is not a continuous wave propagation, but a collection of discrete wave packets, which he called “quanta” (now called “photons”). This proposition led to the development of quantum mechanics, a fundamental branchof physics, which... altro »

Today in History: Einstein Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics (1921) in 1922
On December 10, 1922 — 92 years ago today — Albert Einstein was formally awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.” Although Einstein is probably best known for his theory of relativity, because it is the cornerstone of modern physics, Einstein’s Nobel Prize was for his work on the photoelectric effect. Einstein developed the photoelectric effect law by reconciling the careful and paradoxical experimental findings of a number of scientists before him. Einstein proposed that a beam of light is not a continuous wave propagation, but a collection of discrete wave packets, which he called “quanta” (now called “photons”). This proposition led to the development of quantum mechanics, a fundamental branch of physics, which describes physical phenomena at nanoscopic scales. Quantum mechanics has played a major role in the development of many modern technologies, like television and lasers.

Background:
Einstein cut classes in college and was unable to find a job upon graduation. When his father died, Einstein seemed to be a disgrace to his family — unable to find work. Eventually, a friend was able to find work for Einstein as a clerk in the patent office in Bern, Switzerland. In this job, Einstein was not challenged intellectually, but he was exposed to innovative entrepreneurial ideas and had lots of time to think about how the universe worked. While riding in a bus through Bern and looking at the clock tower, he imagined the bus was traveling at the speed of light and clearly saw the clock had stopped. He realized that the faster he was racing through space on his imagined venture, the slower time was moving because it took light longer to catch up with him. This imagined happening caused “a storm” in his brain, sparking an insight: space and time are deeply connected; they are actually one in the same, a flexible fabric, called “space-time.”

In 1905, at age 26, Einstein submitted writings and calculations to explain his insight, but his first published reports were met with silence from the physics community. It was not until the great theoretical physicist, Max Planck, encountered Einstein’s papers that Einstein began to receive validation for his profound insights. In fact, it was Einstein’s 1905 paper on special relativity that led Planck to developing quantum theory, for which Planck himself won a Nobel Prize (1918). 

Still at the patent office in the first decade of the twentieth century, Einstein was looking out the window one day and he daydreamed that there were workers on the roof of a building making repairs. He imagined how the worker would feel if he fell off the roof, and Einstein imagined that he would feel weightless. He also imagined a person falling in an elevator that had fallen off its cables; the person would feel weightless as the individual was falling at the same rate as the elevator. These imaginings caused an extraordinary breakthrough in his thinking: gravity did not really exist as a pulling power. What caused objects to orbit in space was caused by the space-time fabric bending!

The only problem was that Einstein’s imagination seemed beyond the realm of human comprehension without some kind of verifiable observations that would prove his imagined theory. Einstein’s first proof came when he applied his theory of space-time fabric to the odd orbit of Mercury, which could not be explained by Newtonian gravitational physics. Mercury changed orbit around the Sun to resemble the petals of a flower, and Einstein’s calculations verified that Mercury’s orbits acted in accordance with time-space curving. Moreover, perhaps the greatest mathematician of the time, David Hilbert, also made calculations that supported Einstein’s theory.

In 1915, Einstein finally completed his theory of gravity and the general theory of relativity: Space-time tells matter and energy where to go, matter and energy tell space-time how to look. But proof of the theory could only come by studying a rare solar eclipse and how starlight travels around the sun. While he waited for proof, Einstein had a physical breakdown from all the work he put in to reach his historic, world-changing theory, and his cousin took care of him and eventually became his second wife.

Einstein conjectured that the way to test his theory was by carefully observing a total eclipse of the sun and measuring starlight as it passes the sun. Two astronomers took photographs and made measurements of different eclipses, and their results contradicted each other. More eclipse observations would be needed. Finally, in 1922, 7 teams of astronomers converged on Australia to observe a total eclipse of the sun. Two of the teams were able to get perfect photographic evidence; and both teams confirmed Einstein’s theory of space-time curvature. 

Sidenote: Einstein was not able to attend the ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden; and Einstein’s first wife received his award winnings as part of a divorce settlement that had been worked out before the prize was awarded. Einstein actually had a big incentive to win the award, because the award would help his children.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Y7AYq8JVI

Sources:
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/press.html
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
•http://www.history.com/news/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-nobel-prizes
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4400940/Einstein-wins-1921-Nobel-Prize-in-Physics--November-9--1922
•http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/252/photoelectric_effect.html
•http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mod1.html
•http://www.einsteinyear.org/facts/photoelectric_effect/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mechanics
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hilbert
•http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9810.Albert_Einstein

Image credit:
•The image was made by UPI photographer Arthur Sasse.___

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2014-12-09 16:55:36 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Grace Hopper!
Born: December 9, 1906. Died: January 1, 1992.
Amazing Grace Hopper was a pioneering computer scientist her entire career, and a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral by the end of her career. After obtaining her math degrees,* and teaching math for a short period, Grace entered the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II and graduated first in her class in 1944 at the Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School at Smith College in Massachusetts. With her outstanding background in math, she was assigned to work on a Navy project at Harvard University with Howard Aiken, the original concept designer of the IBM-Harvard Mark I computer. Grace coauthored 3 papers on the Mark I with Aiken. 

Grace is widely credited as being the “queen of software” and the “mother” or “grandmother” of the COBOL programming language and with inventing compilers. Grace believed thatprogramming la... altro »

Happy Birthday, Grace Hopper!
Born: December 9, 1906. Died: January 1, 1992.
Amazing Grace Hopper was a pioneering computer scientist her entire career, and a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral by the end of her career. After obtaining her math degrees,* and teaching math for a short period, Grace entered the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II and graduated first in her class in 1944 at the Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School at Smith College in Massachusetts. With her outstanding background in math, she was assigned to work on a Navy project at Harvard University with Howard Aiken, the original concept designer of the IBM-Harvard Mark I computer. Grace coauthored 3 papers on the Mark I with Aiken. 

Grace is widely credited as being the “queen of software” and the “mother” or “grandmother” of the COBOL programming language and with inventing compilers. Grace believed that programming languages should be written in English terms, not in machine code. She translated this belief into reality by inventing FLOW-MATIC, the first English-like data processing language and the influencing predecessor of COBOL, the language which she played a leading role in promoting and developing with many constituents through her work as technical consultant to the Conference on Data Systems Languages in 1959. 

When Grace retired from the Navy, a celebration was held aboard the USS Constitution in Boston, and she was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the highest non-combat decoration awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. At the time of her retirement, Grace was the oldest active-duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy (almost 80 years old). After retiring from the Navy, Grace was hired as a senior consultant to the Digital Equipment Corporation, a position she held until her death at age 85. Grace was interred with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

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*Grace earned her B.A. in mathematics and physics from Vassar College. She earned an M.A. in mathematics from Yale; and, in 1934, she became the first woman in Yale University’s 233-year history to graduate with a Ph.D. in math.

YouTube videos:
•Grace explains the concept of a nanosecond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpsKnWZrJ8
•Grace on David Letterman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vcErOPofQ
•Computer History Museum, talking about Grace Hopper’s achievements in the computer industry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tld9C4o_qwQ

References:
•http://www.todayinsci.com/12/12_09.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
•http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/09/grace-hopper-google-doodle-cobol-computer-language?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000008
•http://punkrockor.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/grace-hopper-on-david-letterman-and-other-tidbits-about-programming/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOW-MATIC
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COBOL
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_H._Aiken
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Mark_I
•http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html

Image credit:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACommodore_Grace_M._Hopper%2C_USN_(covered).jpg
Attribution: By James S. Davis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons___

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2014-12-09 07:12:02 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Computer Visionary Douglas Engelbart Gave “Mother of All Demos”
On December 9, 1968 — 46 years ago today — computer and Internet pioneer and visionary Douglas Carl Engelbart gave what has since been called “The Mother of All Demos,” a 90-minute presentation that demonstrated virtually all of the major elements involved in modern personal computing: computer mouse for easy navigation, windows, word processing, display editing, hypertext, graphics, hypermedia, context-sensitive help, object addressing and dynamic file linking, collaborative real-time editor, teleconferencing, video conferencing. Before this demo, not many people thought about interacting with a computer. Up to this time, a computer was thought of as a very expensive “box” into which data was fed by key-punched cards. The box performed computations on the card-data and produced summary results onpaper print-out... altro »

Today in History: Computer Visionary Douglas Engelbart Gave “Mother of All Demos”
On December 9, 1968 — 46 years ago today — computer and Internet pioneer and visionary Douglas Carl Engelbart gave what has since been called “The Mother of All Demos,” a 90-minute presentation that demonstrated virtually all of the major elements involved in modern personal computing: computer mouse for easy navigation, windows, word processing, display editing, hypertext, graphics, hypermedia, context-sensitive help, object addressing and dynamic file linking, collaborative real-time editor, teleconferencing, video conferencing. Before this demo, not many people thought about interacting with a computer. Up to this time, a computer was thought of as a very expensive “box” into which data was fed by key-punched cards. The box performed computations on the card-data and produced summary results on paper print-outs. Engelbart’s demo presaged virtually everything billions of users do today with their pocket computers and take for granted. 

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeSgaJt27PM [Engelbart talks about “Mother of All Demos” at about 1:00:00]

Sources:
•http://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/extra4/sloan/mousesite/1968Demo.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart
•http://www.dougengelbart.org/firsts/mouse.html
•http://dougengelbart.org/
•http://www.dougengelbart.org/history/engelbart.html

Image credit:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY [frame at 10:52]___

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2014-12-08 05:51:12 (4 comments, 19 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First private company orbited and retrieved satellite
On December 8, 2010 — 4 years ago today — SpaceX’s “Dragon” became the first privately owned spacecraft to orbit the Earth in space (2 orbits) and then to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and be retrieved. SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk, who believes the high-price of space launches can be cut by up to 10x by eliminating bureaucracy and focusing on efficiencies. Musk calculates that it may be achievable to reduce the cost of space travel to $500 per pound (1,100 per kilogram).

The Dragon spacecraft was launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUU38XkSFEs

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/10442-mission-update-splashdown-spacex-dragon-splashes-pacific-ocean.html•http://www.nas... altro »

Today in History: First private company orbited and retrieved satellite
On December 8, 2010 — 4 years ago today — SpaceX’s “Dragon” became the first privately owned spacecraft to orbit the Earth in space (2 orbits) and then to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and be retrieved. SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk, who believes the high-price of space launches can be cut by up to 10x by eliminating bureaucracy and focusing on efficiencies. Musk calculates that it may be achievable to reduce the cost of space travel to $500 per pound (1,100 per kilogram).

The Dragon spacecraft was launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUU38XkSFEs

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/10442-mission-update-splashdown-spacex-dragon-splashes-pacific-ocean.html
•http://www.nasa.gov/offices/c3po/home/spacexfeature.htmlspacex
•http://www.spacex.com/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_in_spaceflight

Image credits:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASpaceX_Dragon_COTS-1_launch.jpg [left]
•http://spacefellowship.com/news/art24444/great-images-of-the-spacex-dragon-spacecraft-s-successful-re-entry.html [right photos: Falcon 9 lift-off, Dragon spacecraft parachutes to safe landing, Dragon spacecraft in orbit]___

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2014-12-07 17:56:57 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday: Theodor Schwann, Father of Histology!
Born: December 7, 1810. Died: January 11, 1882.
Theodor Schwann was a physiologist who founded the modern field of histology by defining the cell as the basic unit of animal structure. Schwann knew that Mathias Schleiden had advanced a similar cell theory for plants, and Schwann extended the theory to cover animals. Schwann also  invented a term that many of us use frequently — “metabolism” — to describe the chemical changes that occur in living tissue. Paul Ehrlich, a Nobel laureate for his contributions to immunology, said about Schwann: “...through Schwann the cell was established as the final biological unit ... this concept is the axis around which the whole of the modem science of life revolves.” 

References:
•http://www.todayinsci.com/12/12_07.htm•http://en.wi... altro »

Happy Birthday: Theodor Schwann, Father of Histology!
Born: December 7, 1810. Died: January 11, 1882.
Theodor Schwann was a physiologist who founded the modern field of histology by defining the cell as the basic unit of animal structure. Schwann knew that Mathias Schleiden had advanced a similar cell theory for plants, and Schwann extended the theory to cover animals. Schwann also  invented a term that many of us use frequently — “metabolism” — to describe the chemical changes that occur in living tissue. Paul Ehrlich, a Nobel laureate for his contributions to immunology, said about Schwann: “...through Schwann the cell was established as the final biological unit ... this concept is the axis around which the whole of the modem science of life revolves.” 

References:
•http://www.todayinsci.com/12/12_07.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Schwann
•http://www.famousscientists.org/theodor-schwann/
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/528563/Theodor-Schwann
•http://todayinsci.com/S/Schwann_Theodor/SchwannTheodor-Quotations.htm

Image credit:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATheodor_Schwann_Litho.jpg___

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2014-12-07 15:37:07 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Today in History: RIAA Announced Piracy Suit Against Napster
On December 7, 1999 — 15 years ago today — the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the creators of Napster, the software program that facilitated MP3-file sharing. In the lawsuit, RIAA accused Napster of “operating a haven for music piracy on an unprecedented scale.”

By July of 2001, Napster was forced to shut down and pay millions of dollars to artists and copyright holders. And in April of 2003, a fast-acting Apple sought to capitalize on Napster’s implementation of easy-downloading music from a huge record catalogue by offering a legal store from which individual songs could be purchased without having to buy an entire album.

Today, Napster only survives as a hollowed shell of its former self, after having revived with a legal form ofoperation... altro »

Today in History: RIAA Announced Piracy Suit Against Napster
On December 7, 1999 — 15 years ago today — the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the creators of Napster, the software program that facilitated MP3-file sharing. In the lawsuit, RIAA accused Napster of “operating a haven for music piracy on an unprecedented scale.”

By July of 2001, Napster was forced to shut down and pay millions of dollars to artists and copyright holders. And in April of 2003, a fast-acting Apple sought to capitalize on Napster’s implementation of easy-downloading music from a huge record catalogue by offering a legal store from which individual songs could be purchased without having to buy an entire album.

Today, Napster only survives as a hollowed shell of its former self, after having revived with a legal form of operation, and eventually becoming a part of Rhapsody (a music subscription service). In the meantime, Apple’s iTunes Store has become the largest music vendor in history with about 600 million active user accounts, serving over 300 million mobile devices, and selling over 25 billion songs.

Bottom line: Napster failed but it opened the door for the phenomenal success of Apple’s iTunes Store, as depicted in the graph below (right).

YouTube video:
•Early news story about Napster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L23UJfvptd8
•Jimmy Fallon interviews Sean Parker (co-founder of Napster) at the NExTWORK conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2X1zujE0U

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2009/12/1207riaa-sues-napster/
•http://news.cnet.com/Recording-industry-sues-music-start-up,-cites-black-market/2100-1023_3-234092.html
•https://www.eff.org/wp/riaa-v-people-five-years-later
•http://www.mtv.com/news/569952/riaa-sues-napster-claiming-music-piracy/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napster
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Fanning
•http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/06/15-years-after-napster-how-the-music-service-changed-the-industry.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_Store

Image credits:
•MTV News: Sean Fanning (co-founder of Napster) [top left]
•Napster logo [bottom left]
•Apple iTunes Songs Sales: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AITunes_Store_Songs_Sales.jpg [right]___

2014-12-07 14:25:48 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Video Games: Distraction or Skill-Sharpening Activity?
Do you think video games generally interfere with people setting and achieving their worthy goals?

Background: Sean Parker mentions his experience with video games in this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScptpB5v_s

Some business experts think video games sharpen people's decision-making skills and help them to work more efficiently and even creatively. But then it also seems that people with addictive personalities can become lost in a video game world. Sean Parker admits that he has an addictive personality. Parker says, in this 4-year old interview with Jimmy Fallon at the NExTWORK conference, [26:14] “I had a huge problem ... when I was 16 ... with gaming, to the point where it was taking over my life... That was like crack for me back then...I realized...gaming was holding be back... So Im... altro »

Video Games: Distraction or Skill-Sharpening Activity?
Do you think video games generally interfere with people setting and achieving their worthy goals?

Background: Sean Parker mentions his experience with video games in this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScptpB5v_s

Some business experts think video games sharpen people's decision-making skills and help them to work more efficiently and even creatively. But then it also seems that people with addictive personalities can become lost in a video game world. Sean Parker admits that he has an addictive personality. Parker says, in this 4-year old interview with Jimmy Fallon at the NExTWORK conference, [26:14] “I had a huge problem ... when I was 16 ... with gaming, to the point where it was taking over my life... That was like crack for me back then...I realized...gaming was holding be back... So I made a decision: Cold turkey. No Games. Have not played a game in at least 14 years.”

Instead of playing video games, Sean Parker —

• co-founder Napster, a free file-sharing music service.
• created Plaxo, an online address book and social networking service.
• advised Friendster, pre-Facebook social networking service.
• advised Mark Zuckerberg and became first president of Facebook.
• advised Spotify and became an investor in Spotify, a music streaming service.
• helped to launch Votizen, a website to disrupt big-money controlled politics.
• created Airtime, a live video website with real-time sharing and communication.
• served as chairman and CEO of Brigade Media, a venture to increase political engagement and interest in all levels of U.S. government.
• became managing partner of Peter Thiel's The Founders Fund.___

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2014-12-07 01:09:18 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Libbie Henrietta Hyman!
Born: December 6, 1888. Died: August 3, 1969.
Libbie Hyman was a remarkable zoologist who had a major impact on science by writing 135 scientific papers and publishing books that became standard textbooks. Over her lifetime, despite coming from a family culture that did not support her interest in academia and research, Libbie single-handedly compiled and synthesized a colossal amount of scattered information in the field of invertebrate biology. By the time Libbie was 78, and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, she published the 6th and final volume of her life's work, The Invertebrates.

From an early age, Libbie was interested and joyful about nature’s abundance. She used to roam the fields that bordered her town to search for spring flowers and study their differences and similarities. When an old high school teacher learned thatLib... altro »

Happy Birthday, Libbie Henrietta Hyman!
Born: December 6, 1888. Died: August 3, 1969.
Libbie Hyman was a remarkable zoologist who had a major impact on science by writing 135 scientific papers and publishing books that became standard textbooks. Over her lifetime, despite coming from a family culture that did not support her interest in academia and research, Libbie single-handedly compiled and synthesized a colossal amount of scattered information in the field of invertebrate biology. By the time Libbie was 78, and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, she published the 6th and final volume of her life's work, The Invertebrates.

From an early age, Libbie was interested and joyful about nature’s abundance. She used to roam the fields that bordered her town to search for spring flowers and study their differences and similarities. When an old high school teacher learned that Libbie was working in a factory, pasting labels on “Mother’s Rolled Oats” cereal boxes — a job her family had directed her to accept — the teacher arranged for Libbie to get a scholarship to attend the University of Chicago. Libbie mentioned in her autobiography, “...it had never occurred to me to go to college. I scarcely understood the purpose of college.”

In 1915, at age 26, Libbie received her Ph.D. for a dissertation entitled, “An Analysis of the Process of Regeneration in Certain Microdrilous Oligochaetes.” Working as a graduate assistant, Libbie decided that a better student guidebook was needed for her courses in elementary zoology and comparative vertebrate anatomy. So she wrote, A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoology, which was published in 1919, and she followed up this popular manual with an expanded edition in 1929. Her publisher asked Libbie to write A Laboratory Manual for Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, so she did, and it was published in 1922. 

In 1931, at age 42, Libbie realized that she could live on the royalties from her books; so she moved to New York City to be near the American Museum of Natural History in order to pursue what was becoming a driving passion: to write a treatise on invertebrates. The Museum administration gave Libbie an office and made her an honorary research associate, and Libbie spent most of her working hours in the library. She learned languages so she could translate articles; she also taught herself how to make illustrations. Alone at the typewriter, Libbie wrote and edited her massive treatise on invertebrates, publishing the first volume in 1940, the fifth volume by 1959, and the 6th and final volume just before her death. 

References:
•http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/hyman-libbie.pdf
•http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/1013#/summary
•http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/mrd.22008/asset/22008_ftp.pdf;jsessionid=9FDD894C52C2D5F92B982F4F7EE396D4.f01t03?v=1&t=i3dn8wp0&s=c30069693cf5c53a0764fc1be76f94102aaddd94

Image credits:
•Libbie Hyman: http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_297446
•Wild Flowers: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/NR/rdonlyres/05773487-85BC-46A0-9D36-75B78E3EDFFC/56729/Wildflowers68073.jpg
•Jellyfish:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Jelly_cc11.jpg___

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2014-12-06 21:51:33 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Beware of FUD spreaders, Google+ers. (BTW, i'm no longer trying to convert anyone; i'm having too much fun here, learning, growing, and collaborating. And Mike Elgan always sums things up best, anyway.)

Why +Chris Messina lost the argument about Google+

Former Google+ team member +Chris Messina slammed Google and Google+ in a recent post on Medium. 

I rebutted his post and defended Google+ in a Google+ post. 

To a very large extent, we were arguing past each other. He approached from an industry perspective; I approached from a user perspective. 

All the arguments and points made were kind of buried in an avalanche of comments and coverage. But I'd like to briefly follow up and point out why Chris lost the argument. 

In my rebuttal to his rebuttal, I challenged Chris to something very specific. I asked him: "What is the better place?"

I pointed out that from the user perspective, users have to choose where to invest their time. It's ultimately the only thing that matters. So I asked Chris: 

"What site has 1) a better community; 2) better troll control; 3) better photo tools; 4) better integration with a leading wearables platform; 5) better conversations; 6) better monetization; 7) better search?"

Chris didn't respond to this. And I suspect the reason is that he knows he's wrong. There is no better place online. 

Google+ is the best social site on the Internet, and I believe Chris knows that. 

Yes, Facebook has more people we know and Twitter has more influencers. 

But for my seven-point list of attributes, Google+ is best. And unless Chris comes back and specifies a social network that's better, he loses by forfeiture, as far as I'm concerned. 

From a user perspective -- for people who want to interact with active communities of people who share their interests without trolls and with great photos tools, wearables integration, fantastic conversations, ad-free and with great search Google+ is far better than all other sites. 

 Like so many flippant influencers out there, he's spreading more FUD against the superior social network. 

That's wrong. And that's why he lost the argument. 

Chris Messina's post: 
https://medium.com/@chrismessina/thoughts-on-google-8883844a9ca4

My rebuttal and his rebuttal and my rebuttal to his rebuttal: 
https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/cHdHJy8nKJS___Beware of FUD spreaders, Google+ers. (BTW, i'm no longer trying to convert anyone; i'm having too much fun here, learning, growing, and collaborating. And Mike Elgan always sums things up best, anyway.)

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2014-12-06 07:24:33 (15 comments, 28 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S.’s First Attempt to Launch Orbital Satellite Failed (1957);
NASA’s Endeavor Space Shuttle Inserted First U.S. Made Module into International Space Station (1998)
On December 6, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the first attempt by the United States to launch a satellite into Earth orbit only made it about 4 feet into the air, before it dropped back to the ground and exploded into flames. Then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (later president) described the launch of this U.S. Vanguard TV3 as “the most humiliating failure in America’s history” — because two months earlier the Soviet Union successfully launched a satellite (Sputnik 1) into Earth orbit. Not only did the United States appear to be behind the Soviet Union technologically in this new field of space exploration, but it appeared to be way behind in this opening of the “space race.” (But in justover another decade... altro »

Today in History: U.S.’s First Attempt to Launch Orbital Satellite Failed (1957);
NASA’s Endeavor Space Shuttle Inserted First U.S. Made Module into International Space Station (1998)
On December 6, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the first attempt by the United States to launch a satellite into Earth orbit only made it about 4 feet into the air, before it dropped back to the ground and exploded into flames. Then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (later president) described the launch of this U.S. Vanguard TV3 as “the most humiliating failure in America’s history” — because two months earlier the Soviet Union successfully launched a satellite (Sputnik 1) into Earth orbit. Not only did the United States appear to be behind the Soviet Union technologically in this new field of space exploration, but it appeared to be way behind in this opening of the “space race.” (But in just over another decade, NASA landed men on the Moon (12 men), and no other nation’s space program or private space organization has yet to duplicate this amazing feat.)

On December 6, 1998 — 16 years ago today and 41 years after the U.S.’s failed first orbital satellite mission — NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) mated the first U.S.-built module of the International Space Station (ISS) with the already-orbiting Russian Zarya module. This was the first connection in components of the ISS. Subsequent space shuttle missions have expanded the ISS with additional modules.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvnKfgDANKY
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkY_RxRL1OU

Sources:
•http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/901615-196/daily-twip---vanguard-tv3-the-first.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanguard_TV3
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_%28ISS_module%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-88
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/node1.html#.VIKuRGTF-s4

Image credits:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanguard_TV3
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-88#mediaviewer/File:STS-88_launches.jpg
•ISS showing Unity Module years after its first permanent mating to the ISS:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-27/html/iss027e036687.html___

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2014-12-05 18:49:43 (32 comments, 65 reshares, 223 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Werner Heisenberg
Born: December 5, 1901. Died: February 1, 1976.
Heisenberg was a key pioneer in the development of quantum mechanics. In 1932, Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the “creation of quantum mechanics.”

References:
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1932/heisenberg-bio.html
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1932/heisenberg-facts.html

Happy Birthday, Werner Heisenberg
Born: December 5, 1901. Died: February 1, 1976.
Heisenberg was a key pioneer in the development of quantum mechanics. In 1932, Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the “creation of quantum mechanics.”

References:
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1932/heisenberg-bio.html
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1932/heisenberg-facts.html___

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2014-12-05 07:14:43 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Computer Scientist Completed Doctoral Dissertation, 1965
On December 5, 1965 — 49 years ago today — Richard L. Wexelblat became the first individual to earn a Ph.D. in computer science from a formally recognized computer and information science department of a university, the University of Pennsylvania. 

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/December/5/
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4402775/1st-computer-science-dissertation-is-completed--December-5--1965
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_School_of_Electrical_Engineering
•http://infostory.com/2013/12/05/first-computer-science-phd/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wexelblat
•http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/159591-who-earned-first-computer-science-phd/fulltext•http://books.... altro »

Today in History: First Computer Scientist Completed Doctoral Dissertation, 1965
On December 5, 1965 — 49 years ago today — Richard L. Wexelblat became the first individual to earn a Ph.D. in computer science from a formally recognized computer and information science department of a university, the University of Pennsylvania. 

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/December/5/
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4402775/1st-computer-science-dissertation-is-completed--December-5--1965
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_School_of_Electrical_Engineering
•http://infostory.com/2013/12/05/first-computer-science-phd/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wexelblat
•http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/159591-who-earned-first-computer-science-phd/fulltext
•http://books.google.com/books?id=JTYPKxug49IC&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59&dq=Richard+Wexelblat+algorithm&source=bl&ots=C6NjTv4CK5&sig=jeNba97TR4GwLYgi3KCZQ7VxIw4&hl=en&ei=wTYPTqz0GsOctwel5uGdBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CFMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=Richard%20Wexelblat%20algorithm&f=false

Image credit:
•Dr. Wexelblat: http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/159591-who-earned-first-computer-science-phd/fulltext [left]
•Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MooreSchool001.jpg___

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2014-12-04 14:20:12 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Thomas Carlyle!
Born: December 4, 1795. Died: February 5, 1881.
Carlyle was a deep thinker and prolific writer. He lived during the Industrial Revolution, but appeared to keep a non-materialistic, transcendental worldview. Carlyle's 3-volume work, The French Revolution: A History influenced Charles Dickens, who used the work as a primary source of events of the French Revolution in Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities. Carlyle's last major work, Frederick the Great, supported the idea that great men determine history. The work was 6 volumes, and Ralph Waldo Emerson said of it: “Infinitely the wittiest book that was ever written.”

Carlyle advanced the notion that government should involve only those individuals who were most able to lead. He condemned hereditary aristocracy, calling it “deadening,” but he also criticized democracy as illogical —determini... altro »

Happy Birthday, Thomas Carlyle!
Born: December 4, 1795. Died: February 5, 1881.
Carlyle was a deep thinker and prolific writer. He lived during the Industrial Revolution, but appeared to keep a non-materialistic, transcendental worldview. Carlyle's 3-volume work, The French Revolution: A History influenced Charles Dickens, who used the work as a primary source of events of the French Revolution in Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities. Carlyle's last major work, Frederick the Great, supported the idea that great men determine history. The work was 6 volumes, and Ralph Waldo Emerson said of it: “Infinitely the wittiest book that was ever written.”

Carlyle advanced the notion that government should involve only those individuals who were most able to lead. He condemned hereditary aristocracy, calling it “deadening,” but he also criticized democracy as illogical — determining policies by weighing votes was absurd. Carlyle thought the best governments would consist of divinely inspired leaders who carefully assessed all the issues in context and acted boldly to effectuate enhanced quality of life. 

References:
•http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/carlyle/bioov.html
•http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/thomas-carlyle
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Carlyle

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NOTE: I am not an expert on Carlyle. If you are, please feel free to correct what i have written or add more accurate information. I do like the thoughts summed up in the quotations below. Here are a few other of Carlyle's quotations i agree with:

• “The great law of culture is: let each become all that he was created capable of being: expand, if possible, to his full growth; and show himself at length in his own shape and stature, be these what they may.” ~Thomas Carlyle

• “The greatest of all faults ... is to be conscious of none.” ~Thomas Carlyle

• “A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.” ~Thomas Carlyle

• “The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.” ~Thomas Carlyle

• “No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.” ~Thomas Carlyle

• “Variety is the condition of harmony.” ~Thomas Carlyle

• “What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.” ~Thomas Carlyle___

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2014-12-04 12:50:32 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Launch Director just gave Orion permission to launch at 7:55 AM.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#.VIBX4WTF-s5

Launch Director just gave Orion permission to launch at 7:55 AM.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#.VIBX4WTF-s5___

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2014-12-04 05:04:52 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Monkey Sam Flew 53 miles high and landed safely
On December 4, 1959 — 55 years ago today — a rhesus monkey, Sam, was launched in a cylindrical capsule atop NASA's Little Joe rocket to test the launch escape system. A little over one minute into the flight, traveling at a speed of 3,685 miles per hour (5,930 kilometers per hour), and at a height of about 51 miles (82 kilometers), Sam’s capsule was aborted from the launch vehicle. After its 2 parachutes opened sequentially as scheduled (at 20,000 and 10,000 feet), the capsule landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean, and Sam was recovered alive and well. Sam experienced force 19 times that of normal gravity and a couple of minutes of weightlessness. It was reported by seamen aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer that picked up his capsule from the ocean that Sam “appeared to enjoy his first after-flight meal, which consisted ofhalf an... altro »

Today in History: Monkey Sam Flew 53 miles high and landed safely
On December 4, 1959 — 55 years ago today — a rhesus monkey, Sam, was launched in a cylindrical capsule atop NASA's Little Joe rocket to test the launch escape system. A little over one minute into the flight, traveling at a speed of 3,685 miles per hour (5,930 kilometers per hour), and at a height of about 51 miles (82 kilometers), Sam’s capsule was aborted from the launch vehicle. After its 2 parachutes opened sequentially as scheduled (at 20,000 and 10,000 feet), the capsule landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean, and Sam was recovered alive and well. Sam experienced force 19 times that of normal gravity and a couple of minutes of weightlessness. It was reported by seamen aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer that picked up his capsule from the ocean that Sam “appeared to enjoy his first after-flight meal, which consisted of half an apple, half an orange, and a cup of water.” Sam never flew again but was returned to the space training colony where he lived until 1982.

Monkeys were selected for these test flights because they are the animals most like humans — sharing 98.6% of the same DNA structure. Use of monkeys for such experimentation was justified because the U.S. was in a military race with the Soviet Union, each country trying to show its technological superiority in order to prevent war. 

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku2g-BUR6jo

Sources:
•http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/photogalleries/space-monkeys-fifty-years/photo4.html
•http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/05/29/monkeys_in_outer_space_50_year/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkeys_and_apes_in_space
•https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Sam-Monkey-Who-Tested-Space-Travel-//1
•http://history.nasa.gov/animals.html
•http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum20/HTML/000908.html
•http://history.nasa.gov/afspbio/part1.htm
•http://space.about.com/od/spaceexplorationhistory/a/space_chimps.htm
•http://www.monkeyinspace.net/space-monkeys/
•http://www.spacechimps.com/theirstory.html
•http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1959/12/05/page/1/article/space-monkey-back-alive

Image credits:
•By NASA Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monkey_Sam_Before_The_Flight_On_Little_Joe_2.jpg
•NASA
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/9457835869/___

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2014-12-03 21:27:26 (8 comments, 17 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

December 4 ORION 1st Test Mission: Weather Looking Good
Launch time: 7:05 AM EST. Will you be watching the first test flight of the new NASA exploration vehicle, which may be used for return manned missions to the Moon and new manned missions to Asteroids and Mars?

The flight is a 2-orbit mission; on its second orbit, Orion will climb 3,600 miles (5,793) kilometers above the Earth's surface, 13x farther above Earth than the International Space Station is currently. It is hoped that various events will be shown live via onboard cameras. This is an unmanned mission designed primarily to test key functions of launch, re-entry, and landing.

Live NASA TV coverage: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#.VH98gWTF-s4

Image drawings: NASA

December 4 ORION 1st Test Mission: Weather Looking Good
Launch time: 7:05 AM EST. Will you be watching the first test flight of the new NASA exploration vehicle, which may be used for return manned missions to the Moon and new manned missions to Asteroids and Mars?

The flight is a 2-orbit mission; on its second orbit, Orion will climb 3,600 miles (5,793) kilometers above the Earth's surface, 13x farther above Earth than the International Space Station is currently. It is hoped that various events will be shown live via onboard cameras. This is an unmanned mission designed primarily to test key functions of launch, re-entry, and landing.

Live NASA TV coverage: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#.VH98gWTF-s4

Image drawings: NASA___

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2014-12-03 17:57:49 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Peter C. Schultz, Co-Inventor of Fiber Optics
Dr. Peter C. Schultz was born on December 3, 1942 and earned his PhD in ceramics from Rutgers University in 1967. He joined Corning Glass Works in 1967; at Corning, he and colleagues developed the first successful optical fiber, a method for transmitting information from one location to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber (—“light pipe”). For this achievement, Dr. Schultz received the National Medal of Technology award in 2000 from President Clinton. Dr. Schultz has 26 patents and has written nearly 30 research papers. Incidentally, when Schultz was a freshman in high school, a guidance counselor suggested he was “not college material.”

References: 
•http://invent.org/inductee-detail/?IID=129
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_C._Schultz•http://en.w... altro »

Happy Birthday, Peter C. Schultz, Co-Inventor of Fiber Optics
Dr. Peter C. Schultz was born on December 3, 1942 and earned his PhD in ceramics from Rutgers University in 1967. He joined Corning Glass Works in 1967; at Corning, he and colleagues developed the first successful optical fiber, a method for transmitting information from one location to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber (—“light pipe”). For this achievement, Dr. Schultz received the National Medal of Technology award in 2000 from President Clinton. Dr. Schultz has 26 patents and has written nearly 30 research papers. Incidentally, when Schultz was a freshman in high school, a guidance counselor suggested he was “not college material.”

References: 
•http://invent.org/inductee-detail/?IID=129
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_C._Schultz
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_fiber
•http://www.soe.rutgers.edu/rutgers-engineering-recipients-national-medal-technology-and-innovation
•http://www.optics4kids.org/home/content/celebs/celebs/peter-c-schultz,-ph-d/
•http://articles.latimes.com/1993-08-23/business/fi-27183_1_optical-fiber

Image credits:
•http://www.optics4kids.org/home/content/celebs/celebs/peter-c-schultz,-ph-d/
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Fibreoptic.jpg___

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2014-12-03 06:02:42 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Granted Patent for Automatic Organization of Browsing Histories
On December 3, 2013 — just one year ago today (and hundreds of Apple patents ago) — the U.S. Patent Office awarded Apple a patent on a process for automatically organizing web browsing histories. As Apple describes the process in its patent abstract: In one embodiment, a system identifies groups of browsing actions as related, and clusters the browsing history (e.g. a web browsing history) into sessions based on heuristics used to determine relationships. Latent semantic analysis can be used to determine the relationships which can be considered topics. User interfaces for displaying or otherwise presenting these sessions can include icons representative of topics, and these icons can have different sizes depending on a frequency of web page visits within a topic. The topics can be displayed intim... altro »

Today in History: Apple Granted Patent for Automatic Organization of Browsing Histories
On December 3, 2013 — just one year ago today (and hundreds of Apple patents ago) — the U.S. Patent Office awarded Apple a patent on a process for automatically organizing web browsing histories. As Apple describes the process in its patent abstract: In one embodiment, a system identifies groups of browsing actions as related, and clusters the browsing history (e.g. a web browsing history) into sessions based on heuristics used to determine relationships. Latent semantic analysis can be used to determine the relationships which can be considered topics. User interfaces for displaying or otherwise presenting these sessions can include icons representative of topics, and these icons can have different sizes depending on a frequency of web page visits within a topic. The topics can be displayed in time ranges or in a cover flow view of both time ranges and cover flow view.

Sources:
•http://www.google.com/patents/US8600967
•http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,600,967.PN.&OS=PN/8,600,967&RS=PN/8,600,967

NOTE: Apple’s patent abstract reminded me a bit of the “Google patented PigeonRank,” granted on April 1, 2002 (purportedly - see http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html). While Google’s explanation was an April Fool’s joke, Apple seems serious about patenting its web browsing history organization system. In fact, a review of this Apple patent site (http://apple.patents.com/) seems to suggest that Apple is more committed to patenting ideas than to actually bringing innovative products to market.

Image credit:
•http://www.google.com/patents/US8600967___

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2014-12-03 00:48:09 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Paul is 64 today, and i know how he feels. Haha.  

References:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmel5ebQqcg
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpgBex4eZY
•http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2009/07/08/what-will-happen-to-us-when-the-oceans-die-144
•http://www.earthtimes.org/encyclopaedia/environmental-issues/oceans/

Image credits:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APaul_Watson_portrait.jpgBy Witty lama (Own work) [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
•http://www.earthtimes.org/encyclopaedia/environmental-issues/oceans/

Happy Birthday, Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Paul is 64 today, and i know how he feels. Haha.  

References:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmel5ebQqcg
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpgBex4eZY
•http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2009/07/08/what-will-happen-to-us-when-the-oceans-die-144
•http://www.earthtimes.org/encyclopaedia/environmental-issues/oceans/

Image credits:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APaul_Watson_portrait.jpgBy Witty lama (Own work) [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
•http://www.earthtimes.org/encyclopaedia/environmental-issues/oceans/___

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2014-12-03 00:21:12 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The Boeing 747 made its public debut, 1969
On December 2, 1969 — 45 years ago today — a Boeing 747 made its initial public debut, by operating a demo flight for the news media from Seattle to New York. The Boeing 747 was the first wide-body airplane produced, and its wingspan was longer than the length of the first Wright Brothers’ flight!

YouTubes videos:
•First assembly of Boeing 747: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rXqF1hfm8o
•Boeing 747 Promo Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAKWi6Bf-wQ
•History of the Boeing 747: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmQ6iTmBo0I

Sources:
•http://www.henrytenby.com/product/boeing-747-development-flight-test-dvd/
•http://www.boeing.com/boeing/history/boeing/747.page
•http://www.infoplease.com/spot/boeing747.html

Image credit:•http://farm6.st... altro »

Today in History: The Boeing 747 made its public debut, 1969
On December 2, 1969 — 45 years ago today — a Boeing 747 made its initial public debut, by operating a demo flight for the news media from Seattle to New York. The Boeing 747 was the first wide-body airplane produced, and its wingspan was longer than the length of the first Wright Brothers’ flight!

YouTubes videos:
•First assembly of Boeing 747: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rXqF1hfm8o
•Boeing 747 Promo Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAKWi6Bf-wQ
•History of the Boeing 747: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmQ6iTmBo0I

Sources:
•http://www.henrytenby.com/product/boeing-747-development-flight-test-dvd/
•http://www.boeing.com/boeing/history/boeing/747.page
•http://www.infoplease.com/spot/boeing747.html

Image credit:
•http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5295/5479494278_81c0240825_z.jpg___

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2014-12-02 15:19:24 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First permanent artificial heart implanted
On December 2, 1982 — 32 years ago today — Dr. William C. DeVries implanted the first “successful” permanent human artificial heart in Barney Clark to replace his diseased heart. Dr. DeVries used the Jarvik-7, an artificial heart developed by Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, considered the “father of artificial organs,” and his student-colleague, Dr. Robert Jarvik, and their artificial organs associates at the University of Utah, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a bridge to organ transplant or for patients with life-ending stage heart failure in both heart ventricles. The patient, Barney Clark, 61-years old, lived with his artificial heart for almost 4 months before succumbing to failure of multiple organs. As a consequence of continued post-operative complications with the implantation of theJarvik-7 he... altro »

Today in History: First permanent artificial heart implanted
On December 2, 1982 — 32 years ago today — Dr. William C. DeVries implanted the first “successful” permanent human artificial heart in Barney Clark to replace his diseased heart. Dr. DeVries used the Jarvik-7, an artificial heart developed by Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, considered the “father of artificial organs,” and his student-colleague, Dr. Robert Jarvik, and their artificial organs associates at the University of Utah, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a bridge to organ transplant or for patients with life-ending stage heart failure in both heart ventricles. The patient, Barney Clark, 61-years old, lived with his artificial heart for almost 4 months before succumbing to failure of multiple organs. As a consequence of continued post-operative complications with the implantation of the Jarvik-7 heart, the FDA halted clinical trials of the Jarvik-7 in 1990.

Barney Clark, who was a 61-year-old dentist, understood that his chance for long-term survival was near 0%. He agreed to have the surgery probably more to advance science than to save or extend his life. Before surgery, he told his surgeons that he expected to live only a few days with the artificial heart. While Clark remained alive for 112 days, he was miserable most of the time: his body was plagued by infections, his blood clotted and he suffered a series of strokes, he drifted in and out of consciousness, and when conscious he asked to be allowed to die a number of times. 

A second patient was implanted with a Jarvik-7, and he lived 620 days but not in the same misery as Barney Clark. In fact, this second patient was able to participate in a hometown parade in his honor. But complications from the device implant also led to his death. 

Artificial heart research continues, but with a greater emphasis on influencing the human body’s normal biological processes and not replacing entire organs with mechanical devices.

Additional information about heart:
The heart beats, in an average human, about 70 times per minute (about 100,000 beats a day, 36.5 million beats a year, 2.9 trillion beats in 80 years), and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood a day. Of course, without a beating heart, humans die. But an organ required to do so much work is bound to wear out over time. In fact, heart failure is the leading cause of death in the U.S. — more than 600,000 Americans die each year from heart failure. Moreover, the French biotechnology company Carmat estimates that 100,000 patients are waiting for heart transplants from human donors, but fewer than 4,000 donor hearts are available each year. So, especially for people interested in radically extending their lifetimes, there is certainly a need for more work in creating hearts that will last longer or in enhancing our own hearts to keep beating indefinitely!

Interesting sidenote to this story:
When the University of Utah and its scientists tried to obtain a patent for the Jarvik-7, the first patent application was denied, although a later patent was obtained. The U.S. Patent Office cited as prior art the artificial heart invented by the popular ventriloquist, Paul Winchell, with the assistance of Dr. Henry Heimlich (inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver). In fact, Dr. Heimlich has been quoted as saying, “I saw the heart [the Jarvik-7 design], I saw the patent and i saw the letters. The basic principle used in Winchell’s heart and Jarvik’s heart is exactly the same.” However, Dr. Robert Jarvik completely disagrees. (Winchell’s patent is 3,097,366; Jarvik’s patent is 4,863,461.)

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2009/12/dayintech_1202jarvikheart/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_DeVries
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Jarvik
•http://www.jarvikheart.com/basic.asp?id=69
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Johan_Kolff
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Winchell
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_heart
•http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-heart
•http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/inventingourselves/pop-ups/yorick-hearts_02.htm
•http://www.syncardia.com/total-facts/total-artificial-heart-facts.html
•http://online.wsj.com/articles/carmat-implants-artificial-heart-in-a-second-patient-1410176132
•http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/tah
•http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/health/permanent-artificial-heart/
•http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm
•http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health-pictures/inside-the-human-heart-fast-and-fun-facts.aspx
•http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/08/us-life-expectancy-hits-record-high/16874039/
•http://www.jarvikheart.com/basic.asp?id=72

Image credits:
•Jarvik-7: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/inventingourselves/pop-ups/yorick-hearts_02.htm
•Dr. William DeVries with his patient, Barney Clark:
http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2012/12/120212ArtificialHeart30YearsLater.php___

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2014-12-02 04:02:54 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Google+ is growing 8x faster than Facebook in active members. Isn't that what this chart says?

Chart of the Day: Tumblr and Pinterest are the fastest growing social platforms
http://g-web.in/1zzNuYz

To mark the release of our new GWI Social report this week, Tuesday’s chart takes a look at growth rates on the world’s biggest social platforms during the last six months.

By comparing changes in the number of active users from Q1 to Q3 2014, it is Tumblr (+120%), Pinterest (+111%) and Instagram (+64%) which are currently the fastest growing platforms outside of China – a trend which reflects the move towards multi-networking, where users maintain accounts on a wide range of services.

Significantly, though, all eight of the top networks enjoyed rises over the period in question. This marks a change from previous quarters, where names like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ had been seeing small declines. The biggest driver of this change in momentum was the World Cup which took place during late Q2 and Q3 and became a major online talking (and sharing) point.

As a result, we saw a 14% decrease in the numbers saying they hadn’t used any of the 35+ networks tracked by GWI during the last month, as well as a 26% drop in those who said they hadn’t actively used any social platform. Whether this can be sustained in the next quarter will be a key metric to watch, especially with messaging apps continuing to capture so much of the direct communication that used to take place on social networks proper.

To download the full version of the new GWI Social Q3 report, please visit our Insight Store.___Google+ is growing 8x faster than Facebook in active members. Isn't that what this chart says?

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2014-12-02 03:45:23 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

nice idea

Genius___nice idea

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2014-12-01 22:22:43 (7 comments, 22 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Winston Churchill
November 30, 1874: A day late, and my failure was not fatal. This quotation reminds me of this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc

Anyway, the chorus lines do, haha:

We'll be singing
When we're winning
We'll be singing

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

Happy Birthday Winston Churchill
November 30, 1874: A day late, and my failure was not fatal. This quotation reminds me of this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc

Anyway, the chorus lines do, haha:

We'll be singing
When we're winning
We'll be singing

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down___

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2014-12-01 18:15:09 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Great Britain Reattached with European Mainland, First Time in 8,000 Years
On December 1, 1990 — 24 years ago today — workers drilled an opening about the size of a car through a rock of wall; and for the first time in more than 8,000 years, Great Britain was reconnected with the European mainland by a tunnel that was still being constructed under the Strait of Dover. The tunnel was eventually opened in May, 1994.

Background
About 8,000 years ago, a strip of low marsh connected what is now Great Britain to what is now Denmark and the Netherlands. During the last glacial period (commonly called the “Ice Age”), Great Britain became detached from Europe as glaciers melted and land rose. Many businessmen, split families, and political leaders dreamed of connecting the island of Great Britain with the European continent via tunnel. Several proposalswere ad... altro »

Today in History: Great Britain Reattached with European Mainland, First Time in 8,000 Years
On December 1, 1990 — 24 years ago today — workers drilled an opening about the size of a car through a rock of wall; and for the first time in more than 8,000 years, Great Britain was reconnected with the European mainland by a tunnel that was still being constructed under the Strait of Dover. The tunnel was eventually opened in May, 1994.

Background
About 8,000 years ago, a strip of low marsh connected what is now Great Britain to what is now Denmark and the Netherlands. During the last glacial period (commonly called the “Ice Age”), Great Britain became detached from Europe as glaciers melted and land rose. Many businessmen, split families, and political leaders dreamed of connecting the island of Great Britain with the European continent via tunnel. Several proposals were advanced; and the first unsuccessful attempt at a tunnel excavation began in 1880 when early mechanized boring technology became available. World War I and World War II interfered with thoughts of connecting the continent with the island; and one British Defence Minister opposed the link on the grounds of security until he changed his position in 1955. 

In 1957, a Channel Tunnel Study Group was formed to propose a connective link, and its report was presented to the governments of Great Britain and France in July, 1960. Over 13 years later, on November 17, 1973, British Prime Minister Edward Heath and French President Georges Pompidou signed the Franco-British Channel Tunnel Treaty that called for the Channel tunnel’s immediate construction. Just a year and a half later, on January 20, 1975, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson announced that the project would be stopped for financial reasons as a consequence of an “oil crisis” recession. Almost a decade later, on November 30, 1984, the French and British governments agreed to engage private companies for the construction and operation of a cross-Channel train tunnel, without using public funds, and the governments issued an invitation for proposals. Ten proposals were submitted, including one that called for a suspension bridge. 

On January 20, 1986, a Franco-British consortium was selected to build a railway tunnel. The tunnel was to be made up of two parallel railway tunnels to be dug under the English Channel with a third, smaller service tunnel running between the two railway tunnels that would be used for drainage pipes, communication cables, and for maintenance access to the railway tunnels. Boring of the tunnel began on the British side near Shakespeare Cliff outside of Dover on December 15, 1987; and boring began on the French side near the village of Sangatte on February 28, 1988. About 3 years later, and 24 years ago today, British and French boring teams made an historic breakthrough under the Channel — in the service tunnel at 13.9 miles (22.3 kilometers) from Great Britain and 9.7 miles (15.6 kilometers) from France. Final construction ensued for the next 4 years; and on May 6, 1994, Queen Elizabeth II and French President François Mitterrand officially opened the tunnel.

Sources:
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/1/newsid_2516000/2516473.stm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_glacial_period
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Dover
•http://www.eurotunnelgroup.com/uk/the-channel-tunnel/history/
•http://history1900s.about.com/od/1990s/a/Chunnel-Timeline.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Wilson

Image credits:
•Google Earth
•http://www.raileurope.com/blog/12355-chunnel-facts-london-paris___

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2014-11-30 06:58:54 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Welland Canal Opened
On November 30, 1829 — 185 years ago today — the 5-year engineering project, the Welland Canal, which connected Lake Ontario with Lake Erie and avoided Niagara Falls, was completed and the Canal opened for its test run. (Coincidentally, canal construction began exactly 5 years earlier on November 20, 1924.

[More background information to follow later today or tomorrow.]

YouTube videos: 
•How Canals work (one minute):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWyBz5bHj8
•Travel through the canal via HD time-lapse video (10 minutes):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15Fwo9tbJ4

Sources:
•http://www.thorold.com/content/frequently-asked-questions-about-welland-canal
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welland_Canal
•http://www.wellandcanal.com/•http://www.... altro »

Today in History: Welland Canal Opened
On November 30, 1829 — 185 years ago today — the 5-year engineering project, the Welland Canal, which connected Lake Ontario with Lake Erie and avoided Niagara Falls, was completed and the Canal opened for its test run. (Coincidentally, canal construction began exactly 5 years earlier on November 20, 1924.

[More background information to follow later today or tomorrow.]

YouTube videos: 
•How Canals work (one minute):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWyBz5bHj8
•Travel through the canal via HD time-lapse video (10 minutes):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15Fwo9tbJ4

Sources:
•http://www.thorold.com/content/frequently-asked-questions-about-welland-canal
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welland_Canal
•http://www.wellandcanal.com/
•http://www.welland.ca/Facts/canalflash/WellandCanal.swf

Image credits:
•Google Earth Map
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMap_of_the_Welland_Canal.png___

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2014-11-29 05:12:05 (34 comments, 49 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Atari Launched Home Video Game Industry
On November 29, 1972 — 42 years ago today — Atari Corporation announced “Pong,” an early arcade video game that grew so quickly in popularity it was made into the first “mainstream” home video game. By today’s standards, the game was ridiculously simple and slow-moving: similar to a combination of table tennis (ping pong) and hockey. Pong was like table tennis, in that two players competed against each other (or one player against the computer), and each player had a rectangular racquet or paddle that could hit the moving object, but only by moving up or down to deflect an opponent’s “ball” shot. Pong scoring was more like hockey: If the defensive player missed, then the shot would most likely score into the “hockey net” — as the scoring “net” was either the left or right edge of the horizontal playing fieldfrom top to bottom, a massive... altro »

Today in History: Atari Launched Home Video Game Industry
On November 29, 1972 — 42 years ago today — Atari Corporation announced “Pong,” an early arcade video game that grew so quickly in popularity it was made into the first “mainstream” home video game. By today’s standards, the game was ridiculously simple and slow-moving: similar to a combination of table tennis (ping pong) and hockey. Pong was like table tennis, in that two players competed against each other (or one player against the computer), and each player had a rectangular racquet or paddle that could hit the moving object, but only by moving up or down to deflect an opponent’s “ball” shot. Pong scoring was more like hockey: If the defensive player missed, then the shot would most likely score into the “hockey net” — as the scoring “net” was either the left or right edge of the horizontal playing field from top to bottom, a massive target but the speed of the “ball” was slow enough for talented players to prevent most scoring attempts.

[More information to follow, hopefully later today - synthesized from the videos and sources below.]

YouTube videos:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uuxFhUc8tg
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=empni1yCPqw
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyKb7NOpnvo

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/November/29/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_Bushnell
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/bushnell_hi.html
•http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/pong.htm

Image credits:
•Two players engaged in game of TV Pong: http://www.dogonews.com/2012/12/5/pong-the-video-game-that-started-it-all-turns-40 [left]
•Early arcade console with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell smiling: http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1129pong/ [top right]
•Atari Engineer Allan Alcorn who developed Pong: By Alex HandyGuyinblack25 at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], from Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AlAlcorn-Cropped.jpg [bottom right]___

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2014-11-28 07:15:03 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Age of mass media communications launched —
Major newspaper printed for first time by automatic, steam-powered presses, 1814
On November 28, 1814 — 200 years ago today — a major newspaper, The Times of London, was printed for the first time by a printing press driven by steam-power, providing a 4-fold increase in production over previous presses. This new press was built for the owner of The Times, John Walter II, by Friedrich Koenig [top left photo below], and his collaborator, watchmaker Andrea Friedrich Bauer [bottom left photo below]. Before this automated press, the most number of manual labor impressions per hour was 250; with the steam-powered machine, impressions increased to 1,100 per hour, and the age of mass media communications was born.

On November 28, 1814, The Times reported to its readers about this major industry advancement:Our... altro »

Today in History: Age of mass media communications launched —
Major newspaper printed for first time by automatic, steam-powered presses, 1814
On November 28, 1814 — 200 years ago today — a major newspaper, The Times of London, was printed for the first time by a printing press driven by steam-power, providing a 4-fold increase in production over previous presses. This new press was built for the owner of The Times, John Walter II, by Friedrich Koenig [top left photo below], and his collaborator, watchmaker Andrea Friedrich Bauer [bottom left photo below]. Before this automated press, the most number of manual labor impressions per hour was 250; with the steam-powered machine, impressions increased to 1,100 per hour, and the age of mass media communications was born.

On November 28, 1814, The Times reported to its readers about this major industry advancement:
Our journal of this day presents to the public the practical result of the greatest improvement connected with printing since the discovery of the art itself. The reader of this paragraph now holds in his hands one of the many thousand impressions of ‘The Times’ newspaper, which were taken off by a mechanical apparatus. A system of machinery almost organic has been devised and arranged, which, while it relieves the human frame of its most laborious efforts in printing, far exceeds all human powers in rapidity and dispatch. That the magnitude of the invention may be justly appreciated by its effects, we shall inform the public that after the letters are placed by the compositors, and enclosed in what is called the ‘form,’ little more remains for man to do than to attend upon and watch this unconscious agent in its operations...

The testing of this new device was done in secrecy, and the press itself was moved away from the current printing area. John Walter, owner of The Times, feared that current press workers might try to sabotage this new machine, because the machine endangered their jobs. And while the machine may have endangered certain monotonous, repetitive jobs, it also led to an explosion of newspaper businesses around the world, employing millions of new workers.

Sources:
•http://books.google.com/books?id=AA5AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&dq=major+newspaper+printed+for+first+time+by+steam+power&source=bl&ots=4xWJE4UJRr&sig=Ohdntdl11OFB1ZFV7NUGiFibJrA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jXd3VN-wLYejNsfng-AC&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=major%20newspaper%20printed%20for%20first%20time%20by%20steam%20power&f=false
Discoveries and inventions of the nineteenth century by Robert Routledge – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IRN3BFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00IRN3BFI&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=ML22KRREMXVJKRVE
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Koenig
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Friedrich_Bauer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Times
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing_press
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_newspapers_and_magazines
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_newspapers

Image credits:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Koenig%27s_steam_press_-_1814.png___

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2014-11-27 18:23:05 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First human-made object made physical contact with Mars, 1971
On November 27, 1971 — 43 years ago today — the Soviet spacecraft Mars 2 crash landed onto the surface of Mars and became the first human-made object to contact Mars. The Mars 2 spacecraft consisted of an orbiter module and and lander module; the orbiter was inserted into orbit around Mars, but it was not the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. Just 13 days earlier, NASA’s Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. [For information about Mariner 9, please see: https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/Hu7M1zRa53K]. The Soviet Mars 2 lander separated from the orbiter just before the orbiter was inserted into Martian orbit. The lander entered the Martian atmosphere at too steep an angle and its parachute failed to open, so the lander crashed into the Martian surface. (However, just a few dayslater... altro »

Today in History: First human-made object made physical contact with Mars, 1971
On November 27, 1971 — 43 years ago today — the Soviet spacecraft Mars 2 crash landed onto the surface of Mars and became the first human-made object to contact Mars. The Mars 2 spacecraft consisted of an orbiter module and and lander module; the orbiter was inserted into orbit around Mars, but it was not the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. Just 13 days earlier, NASA’s Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. [For information about Mariner 9, please see: https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/Hu7M1zRa53K]. The Soviet Mars 2 lander separated from the orbiter just before the orbiter was inserted into Martian orbit. The lander entered the Martian atmosphere at too steep an angle and its parachute failed to open, so the lander crashed into the Martian surface. (However, just a few days later, the twin mission, Mars 3, successfully soft-landed on the Martian surface.)

Sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1971-045A
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_2
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Mars_02
•https://plus.google.com/102405910524890702707/posts/4tae1sjTAfd

Image credits:
•Proton K-3 stage rocket: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton-K#mediaviewer/File:Proton_Zvezda_crop.jpg
•Mars 2 spacecraft: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/image/spacecraft/mars3_iki.jpg___

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2014-11-27 16:04:25 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Chocolate-Loving Nations Generate More Nobel Laureates
Hahaha, i missed this report when it came out recently, but +John Hagel (one of my favorite curators on Google+), a chocolate (and tree-house) lover himself, just posted this article, “Chocolate, Memory Food,” by James Hamblin from The Atlantic. Inasmuch as my memory seems to be in decline, i really need to increase my chocolate consumption! 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/that-can-of-frosting-stole-my-memory/383054/?single_page=true

Image credit:
•http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMon1211064

Chocolate-Loving Nations Generate More Nobel Laureates
Hahaha, i missed this report when it came out recently, but +John Hagel (one of my favorite curators on Google+), a chocolate (and tree-house) lover himself, just posted this article, “Chocolate, Memory Food,” by James Hamblin from The Atlantic. Inasmuch as my memory seems to be in decline, i really need to increase my chocolate consumption! 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/that-can-of-frosting-stole-my-memory/383054/?single_page=true

Image credit:
•http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMon1211064___

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2014-11-26 07:18:12 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First instant camera is sold, 1948
On November 26, 1948 — 67 years ago today — the first “instant camera” was sold by Polaroid Corp. in downtown Boston. Polaroid was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land, who held 535 patents, second only to Thomas Edison’s 1,097 U.S. patents. The idea for the “instant” camera came from Land’s 3-year-old daughter in 1943, when she asked why the camera the family used could not produce an immediate photo. Land began thinking about how his daughter’s desire for instant photography could be realized, and 4 years later he had fully developed the concepts required to create an instant camera. On November 26, 1948, the first “Land camera” (as it was called), the Model 95, was sold for $89.95 ($479.66 in today’s inflated prices) at Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston. 

In his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacsondescribes how Edwin Land... altro »

Today in History: First instant camera is sold, 1948
On November 26, 1948 — 67 years ago today — the first “instant camera” was sold by Polaroid Corp. in downtown Boston. Polaroid was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land, who held 535 patents, second only to Thomas Edison’s 1,097 U.S. patents. The idea for the “instant” camera came from Land’s 3-year-old daughter in 1943, when she asked why the camera the family used could not produce an immediate photo. Land began thinking about how his daughter’s desire for instant photography could be realized, and 4 years later he had fully developed the concepts required to create an instant camera. On November 26, 1948, the first “Land camera” (as it was called), the Model 95, was sold for $89.95 ($479.66 in today’s inflated prices) at Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston. 

In his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes how Edwin Land was not only a mentor to Jobs, but one of Jobs’s favorite heroes, because Land loved the intersection of the humanities and science. Both Jobs and Land believed there was something magical about that intersection. In fact, when Jobs met with Land to discuss their respective experiences, Land commented that he did not invent the Polaroid instant camera; it was always there waiting to be discovered. Jobs felt exactly the same way, as Jobs always felt the Mac existed, invisible to everyone, he just revealed it. It’s interesting that Edwin Land used to love demonstrating his new product to the public, especially that first magical product revelation. And Steve Jobs, decades later, certainly seemed to enjoy revealing his product “discoveries,” too. Land, by Jobs’s own admission, had a profound effect on Jobs.
 
Sources:
•http://www.polaroid.com/history
•http://www.bu.edu/prc/forms/polatimeline.pdf
•http://www.photography-news.com/2011/02/polaroid-land-camera-model-95-64-years.html
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4407362/Polaroid-introduces-the-instant-camera--February-21--1947
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_camera
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpolaroid.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Camera
•http://www.boston.com/yourtown/cambridge/2012/10/03/history-polaroid-and-edwin-land/kCqMiSSmVHQpA7gJDJNQ6K/pictures.html#slide-1
•http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2011/10/26/what-steve-jobs-learned-from-edwin-land-of-polaroid/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaroid_Corporation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_H._Land
•http://www.biography.com/people/edwin-land-9372429#polaroid
•http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Image credits:
•Land camera Model 95: http://www.morper.net/cameras/ [left]
•Edwin Land: http://trithuc.info/vn/type.php?module=cat&id=1&page_curent=22 [top right]
•Edwin Land / Steve Jobs: http://periodistas-es.com/polaroid-el-apple-de-los-70s-20525 [bottom right]___

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2014-11-25 16:18:49 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Every block of stone has a statue inside of it ...

For further information about Michelangelo, please see:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo
•http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/Michelangelo-sculptures.html
•http://www.michelangelo-gallery.org/

Yes, i know that Michelangelo did not carve out the faces on Mt. Rushmore (haha). For further information about Mt. Rushmore, please see:
•http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/carving-history.htm
•http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/mount-rushmore

Every block of stone has a statue inside of it ...

For further information about Michelangelo, please see:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo
•http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/Michelangelo-sculptures.html
•http://www.michelangelo-gallery.org/

Yes, i know that Michelangelo did not carve out the faces on Mt. Rushmore (haha). For further information about Mt. Rushmore, please see:
•http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/carving-history.htm
•http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/mount-rushmore___

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2014-11-25 07:14:59 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sank to the bottom of Lake Washington, 1990
On November 25, 1990 — 24 years ago today — the original Lacey V. Murrow Bridge that connected Seattle to Mercer Island sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. The bridge was built across Lake Washington in the 1930s and opened in 1940 to carry traffic on U.S. Highway 10, which later became designated Interstate 90. The bridge was named for a longtime director of the Washington State Highway Department, Lacey V. Murrow, who was brother of Edward R. Murrow, the famed radio and pioneering television broadcast-journalist. 

The bridge floated on a row of 25 hollow concrete pontoons, each 350 feet long. These pontoons were bolted together and anchored to the lakebed. In the fall of 1990, the bridge was being widened by means of cantilevered additions in order to comply with the lane-widthspec... altro »

Today in History: Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sank to the bottom of Lake Washington, 1990
On November 25, 1990 — 24 years ago today — the original Lacey V. Murrow Bridge that connected Seattle to Mercer Island sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. The bridge was built across Lake Washington in the 1930s and opened in 1940 to carry traffic on U.S. Highway 10, which later became designated Interstate 90. The bridge was named for a longtime director of the Washington State Highway Department, Lacey V. Murrow, who was brother of Edward R. Murrow, the famed radio and pioneering television broadcast-journalist. 

The bridge floated on a row of 25 hollow concrete pontoons, each 350 feet long. These pontoons were bolted together and anchored to the lakebed. In the fall of 1990, the bridge was being widened by means of cantilevered additions in order to comply with the lane-width specifications of the Interstate Highway System. The Washington State Department of Transportation decided to use hydrodemolition — high-pressure water — to blast unwanted material (the sidewalks on the bridge deck). The hydrodemolition water was considered contaminated under environmental law and was not permitted to flow into Lake Washington. Engineers, after analyzing the bridge’s pontoons, concluded that they were over-engineered and the contaminated water could be temporarily stored in the pontoons. In order to get the contaminated water into the pontoons, their watertight doors were removed.

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend of 1990, a big storm filled some of the open-doored pontoons with rain and lake water. On November 24, when workers noticed that a part of the bridge was sinking, they began to frantically pump out the pontoons. However, these efforts were too little and too late. Because the pontoons were cabled together, the one sinking pontoon soon brought down the rest of the 2,790 feet-long (850 meters) bridge. So the lake became contaminated with the hydrodemolition water, along with tons of bridge material, because the engineers were trying not to contaminate the lake.

Fortunately, no one was hurt or killed, because the bridge had been closed for the renovations. The entire bridge sinking was captured on film and shown on live TV. The cost of the disaster was estimated to be $69 million in damages.

YouTube video:
•Lacey V. Murrow Bridge Disaster [good explanation of why and how the bridge sank]

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lacey-v-murrow-memorial-bridge-sinks-to-the-bottom-of-lake-washington
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey_V._Murrow_Memorial_Bridge
•http://kuow.org/post/looking-back-thanksgiving-flood-sinks-old-i-90-bridge
•http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=2002

Image credits:
•History Link.org: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=2002
•Google Maps___

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2014-11-24 07:28:08 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First “Air Force One” Christened
On November 24, 1954 — 60 years ago today — First Lady Maime Eisenhower christened the first officially designated presidential plane, “Air Force One,” with a bottle of Rocky Mountain spring water from her adopted state of Colorado. President Eisenhower, and Presidents Truman and Roosevelt before him, flew in planes, especially when they needed to travel long distances. But their planes were not designated “Air Force One,” which is the designated name today for any plane in which the president travels. The plane that First Lady Eisenhower dedicated in 1954 was the first presidential plane acquired exclusively for the use of the president, and the first plane to be called “Air Force One” from the beginning of its service. 

In 1953, a near collision took place over New York City between Eastern Airlines flight 8610and Air Force flight... altro »

Today in History: First “Air Force One” Christened
On November 24, 1954 — 60 years ago today — First Lady Maime Eisenhower christened the first officially designated presidential plane, “Air Force One,” with a bottle of Rocky Mountain spring water from her adopted state of Colorado. President Eisenhower, and Presidents Truman and Roosevelt before him, flew in planes, especially when they needed to travel long distances. But their planes were not designated “Air Force One,” which is the designated name today for any plane in which the president travels. The plane that First Lady Eisenhower dedicated in 1954 was the first presidential plane acquired exclusively for the use of the president, and the first plane to be called “Air Force One” from the beginning of its service. 

In 1953, a near collision took place over New York City between Eastern Airlines flight 8610 and Air Force flight 8610 as a consequence of their identical flight numbers. After the incident, air traffic controllers learned that Air Force flight 8610 was carrying President Eisenhower. From that date onward, to avoid confusion, everyone involved in aviation understood that the plane carrying the President of the United States would always have a unique call sign — “Air Force One.” 

Eisenhower was a pilot himself, and he wanted to use what most airplane experts agreed was the top of the line propellor plane ever made (before jet powered planes became common), the Lockheed C-121 Constellation. In fact, he had used at least two different Lockheed Constellation models before the one dedicated on November 24, 1954. These planes were informally called, Columbine I and II, having been named after the state flower of Colorado, the First Lady’s adopted state. And it was Columbine II that was the first plane to be called “Air Force One.” But the plane dedicated today was a new upgraded Constellation and the first plane to be called “Air Force Once” at the start of its service to the president.

Sources:
•http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=568
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Constellation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_One
•http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/air-force-one
•http://books.google.com/books?id=YvpUdecfHSsC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=First+Lady+Mamie+Eisenhower+christens+Columbine+III&source=bl&ots=yaDP1AjJQy&sig=QkN92gi3jf0nlhGwYxYG8sXj6fw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jzdvVPzhN47ksASijoL4Aw&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=First%20Lady%20Mamie%20Eisenhower%20christens%20Columbine%20III&f=false

Image credit:
•Eisenhower’s Air Force One:
By USAF Museum (U.S. Air Force photo 050322-F-1234P-024 [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lockheed_VC-121E_Super_Constellation.jpg
•Boeing 707 Air Force One used by Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan [bottom left]
•Boeing 747 Air Force One used by Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama [bottom right]___

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2014-11-23 14:44:29 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Be careful not to trash your computer. Those desktop icons are powerful. (This computer needs to be trashed, though) Hahaha.

___Be careful not to trash your computer. Those desktop icons are powerful. (This computer needs to be trashed, though) Hahaha.

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2014-11-23 07:32:52 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First “jukebox” was installed in a San Francisco saloon, 1889.
On November 23, 1889 — 125 years ago today — the first “jukebox” was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco (located at 303 Sutter Street, but destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire). At the time, the device was named “the nickel-in-the-slot player” by the assembler, the Pacific Phonograph Company.

The core of this first jukebox system was Thomas Edison’s Model M electric phonograph, around which two entrepreneurs had constructed an oak cabinet. The phonograph was fitted with 4 stethoscope-like listening tubes, so that 4 people could simultaneously listen to the single tune being played. These patented tubes were coin-engaged — once a user had deposited a nickel in a slot, the user could listen to the music being played through an individual tube. Reportedly, thisfirst “jukebox” bec... altro »

Today in History: First “jukebox” was installed in a San Francisco saloon, 1889.
On November 23, 1889 — 125 years ago today — the first “jukebox” was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco (located at 303 Sutter Street, but destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire). At the time, the device was named “the nickel-in-the-slot player” by the assembler, the Pacific Phonograph Company.

The core of this first jukebox system was Thomas Edison’s Model M electric phonograph, around which two entrepreneurs had constructed an oak cabinet. The phonograph was fitted with 4 stethoscope-like listening tubes, so that 4 people could simultaneously listen to the single tune being played. These patented tubes were coin-engaged — once a user had deposited a nickel in a slot, the user could listen to the music being played through an individual tube. Reportedly, this first “jukebox” became an “overnight sensation,” spurring continual development of such systems.

The term “juke” originates in early African-American culture from the Elisabethan word “jouk” for “dancing or acting disorderly.” Dance bands were thus sometimes called “juke bands,” and the places such bands played were known as “juke joints.” When these improved, coin-operated playback devices replaced live juke bands, it was logical to refer to them as “juke boxes.”

YouTube videos of Edison Class M phonograph:
•EDISON CLASS M PHONOGRAPH 1896
•Circa 1890 Edison Class M Electric Phonograph
•Edison Class M electric phonograph at 2.5 Volts 2 Amps

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1123first-jukebox/
•http://www.wired.com/tag/pacific-phonograph-co/
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bljukebox.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jukebox
•http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/jukebox_history_of_coin_operated_phonographs.html
•http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/113086.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphophone
•http://edisontinfoil.com/classm.htm
•http://www.intertique.com/EdisonPhonographTutorial.html
•http://www.edisonshop.com/reproducers/ducer.html
•http://www.edisonphonology.com/standard.htm
•http://books.google.com/books?id=v52YeuORVQAC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=patent+U.S.+428,750&source=bl&ots=rgB36ZHeOR&sig=KYHzzc4BOW13culIIghidCSMfTc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RIhxVMCIH8PHsQSvvoK4Dg&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=patent%20U.S.%20428%2C750&f=false
•http://juke-box.dk/gert-origin.htm

Image credit:
•Courtesy of Wired:
http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1123first-jukebox/___

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