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Ammon Johns & Company225This is the pilot episode for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize"Featuring +Donald Brant and a guest appearance by +Stephanie Sims all joining me, +Ammon Johns for this pilot show.Ammonize is a new series in which I'll be sharing my unique approach to marketing.  Each week I'll be sharing my insights, processes, approaches and perspectives, from almost 20 years of experience as a leading Internet Marketing Consultant.  The aim is helping you to 'Ammonize' your own projects and business ventures by understanding exactly how I approach various marketing objectives and situations.What is really  special about the shows is that every other week, the show will be an hour of actual consulting, live on air.Real-world cases, real solutions, in real time!Please join me for this pilot show where my willing sacrifice wonderfully generous guest is +Donald Brant allowing me to share with you an hour of consultation on his business and marketing.  Join the show to lend him your own support, views, and insights, as I examine his business and marketing plans, evaluate his market position and align what he wants to achieve with the resources he has available.  The end result ... tune in to see!Ammonize - The Pilot Episode2014-08-09 20:00:001 
Christopher Vogelmann1,867Behavioral 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 21:00:00113 
Sean Poluk4,794Come enjoy some great food  and drinks  with a side of Original blues, roots & more. Sean Poluk @ Gate 403 in Toronto2014-08-05 17:00:0017 
Social Media Hangout3,647Watch 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 21:00:00141 
martin shervington685,766You 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 Hovnanian35,214Social 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 21:00:00122 
matthew rappaport196,354This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3163 
Steady Demand3,350Join 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 Hangout32,351The 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 19:00:00166 
Those 4 Girls989Welcome 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 19:00:00124 
My Music Hangout32,351The Aston Family Music HangoutCalling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!+Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by +Phil Aston. We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk and +Mia VossLinks:http://www.sueaston.comhttp://www.danaston.comSet List:Nancy's GardenFlightPale JacketHomecoming Way HomeAlsiaLee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)Dance of the Red GloveSupport Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: +My Music Hangout   Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangoutMy Music Hangout Website:The Aston Family Music Hangout2014-06-29 19:00:00233 
Social Media Hangout3,647Welcome 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 Bincer87,437#TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others+Jaana Nyström is one of the world’s leading authorities on Google+ knowledge. She is a Google+ Top Contributor, a Google+ trusted user and beta tester. Helping others “get” Google+ is her passion. Jaana’s business Gplussa helps coach businesses, students and non-profits on Google+, Google tools, social media and digital marketing. One of Jaana’s recent posts was titled How I became the most followed Nobody in Finland. In this post, she writes, “Consistently NOT posting solely about my own topic but sharing a wide variety of interests with my Circleverse. I have also helped a lot of people and have dished out my knowledge for free since the beginning.”Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x ************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, July 7thAn interview with: +Chef Dennis LittleyChef, Food Blogger, HOA HostMonday, July 21stWe will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of +TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others2014-06-16 20:30:00199 
AWorld4Change1,095What 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 
Social Media Hangout3,647We are joined by two special guests this week. +Avtar Ram Singh of +Circus Social will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and +Wade Harman will be around for us to pick his brain on relationships, trust and authority!This is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening in!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Dustin W. Stout!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0093 
Eric Enge19,278This week on the #DMEShow  +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together.The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users.Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23209 
Christopher Vogelmann1,867Semantic 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 21:00:00157 
Eric Enge19,278Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed +Mark Traphagen to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by +Dustin W. Stout.  Dustin and I are going to talk about the role of images/photos/visuals in amping up your content marketing to the next level.The show will air at 1 PM EDT on Tuesday May 27th. Just say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please help us pack the house by inviting others or sharing the event.  It helps make for a lively event comment stream which we will pull into the show!I Don't Need No Stinkin' Images! Or Do I?2014-05-27 19:00:00190 
Eric Enge19,278Join us as +Mark Traphagen and I chat with +Jay Baer about the role of social media in your overall business.  We will talk about identifying and leveraging the highest octane gasoline possible!Here is the YouTube Link: Playing with Gasoline With Jay BaerThe show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing.Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00176 
Christine & Mia5,103YouTube 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 Reach620Monetize 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 Bincer87,437Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?An interview with: +Eric Enge“If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7vInfluence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x*******************************************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, May 5thAn interview with: +Eric EngeCEO of +Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch ColumnistMonday, May 19thAn interview with: +Mark TraphagenSr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple ConsultingMonday, June 2ndAn interview with: #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00234 
martin shervington685,766This 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 20:00:00107 
Social Media Hangout3,647Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as they discuss the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head +Vic Gundotra. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe and possibly even a surprise guest or two!As usual, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to tune in and share your questions about the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra.In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00245 
Wade Harman15,586Relationship 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 19:00:0063 
Lisa Engles4,086*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program*Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout HeroHave you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them.​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am.Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate.In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication. Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do. So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before.So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where Hangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0098 
Jim Shankle1,392John 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 18:00:0075 
Random House Books768,494Join the world-renowned theoretical physicist and author of THE FUTURE OF THE MIND for a rare video chat, this Friday March 14, 11:30AM EST.Submit your questions in the following form for a chance to join Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DByQykkTbCjQeN4DmJNXmeLvlsZ95VZ2fXDWbpDfIys/viewformHangout with Dr Michio Kaku2014-03-14 16:30:0055 
Social Media Hangout3,647Join 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 Helper234Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with +Guy Kawasaki & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click Read more... One of our very first  #MobileHOA   interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite.SXSWMobileHOA Guy KawasakiJoin in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice in the filmstrip to start things off. +Jeff Sieh will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & +Ronnie Bincer so we can join in as soon as we are able. Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.Guy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event! To keep up on all the other live action, Check out the Event list below for each day of the Interactive portion of  #SXSW2014   where  #SXSWmobileHOA   will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of The Hangout Mastery community... signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery .Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00118 
Chef Dennis Littley623,430Mobile Users : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  as we discuss Google Local and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyEvery Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbRMonday March 3rd @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Local2014-03-03 19:00:0069 
Future of StoryTelling558,632On 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 shervington685,766Who 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 Bincer87,437Introducing the New and Improved CircloscopeOn Monday, February 17th, +Ronnie Bincer and +Christine DeGraff will be joined by +Craig Fifield of +Circloscope. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at +Circloscope along with +Christine DeGraff and +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh. Circloscope is in the final phases of redevelopment; Christine and Craig will give us a sneak peek of Circloscope's new features, will tell you how it can be used to help you identify engagers and influencers in your area of interest, and will discuss the importance of circle management so you can filter through the noise and focus in on the conversations that really matter to you.Helpful articles on Using/Getting the most out of the current version of Circloscope:Circloscope A to Z by the developer +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbARCircloscope Recipes by +martin shervington http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/Introduction to Circloscope by +#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00181 
Chef Dennis Littley623,430Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDksJoin me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  with are very special guest +David Amerland  as we tackle the topic of Semantic Search  on the 10th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyAnd who better to learn it from then the Author of Google Semantic Search himself.  Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbRMonday February 1th @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Semantic Search with David Amerland2014-02-17 19:00:00151 
Daria Musk3,522,054BE 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 00:00:00296 
Kevin Kelly549,359Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0082 
martin shervington685,766I 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 20:00:00122 
martin shervington685,766Google Plus for Individuals and Business!Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses...There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Eric Enge19,278In 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 House2,462,337Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31.Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:004 
Men's Health476,840Stay 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 19:00:00158 
Ronnie Bincer87,437Join 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 19:00:00250 
Ronnie Bincer87,437So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now.As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0BaWe'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do Limited Broadcasts via Private HOAs - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system.This means that every business/person has their own Private Broadcasting Channel... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! The key is to know how to use the stuff properly... this session will get you started.If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP=== ===#HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips  Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ...So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00396 
Google Plus Week TV Show404Troll 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 Voss27,487This week we bust out a Weekend Edition for you! +Dustin W. Stout, +Michael Q Todd & +Ileane Smith will join us as we chat all things online & Social Media. Grab your cup of coffee and stay in your PJ's and bring your questions & comments. These three are POWERHOUSES of Info and you don't want to miss it!  Saturday, November 9th9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmESTFind your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTyHow & where to watch:- Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event- YouTube:  Social Media Power Chat - All about Blogging with Dustin Stout, Michael Q Todd & Ileane Smith- Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect- TweetHappy? Follow us at https://twitter.com/TheMiaConnect and use hashtag #BatCrapCrazy          Join the #SocialMediaPowerchat  Community for updates!*http://bit.ly/HwmLXI*Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/#BatCrapCrazy    | #GetYourLearnOn    Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition with Dustin Stout, Michael Q. Todd & Ileane Smith2013-11-09 18:30:00239 
Jim Shankle1,392It'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 Cat113,448Join 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+7,922,507The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034198 
Google Plus Week TV Show404Great 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 shervington685,766We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour:Want to watch on a mobile?http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7MHow to properly Create a HOA EventUse the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goalsProperly Invite people and communities to the EventEncourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the showSend out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance StatusConnect the HOA Video feed to the Event (making is a HOA Event)Use Hangout Toolbox v.2 to self identify and Guide the Focus of the ShowUtilize the Event Comments as part of the showBring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone AppSave Comments for later reviewEngage After the EventIdentify people via comments that fit your target audienceEngage with them in comments, add to circlesInvite to future events, via circlesInvite to future events and Event’s Message OptionsRepeat to build valuable relationships using HOA EventsWhy are we doing all this for free?This is a promotion for Ronnie's Hangout Helper Mastery programme which you may like to know I've joined myself as a paying member as I need to keep up my skills too.And no, I am not on commission :)See you then!How to build valuable relationships using HOA events!2013-10-11 18:00:00354 
martin shervington685,766When 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 Bincer87,437Learn 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 18:00:00115 
Bradford Lowry6,448Join 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 Show404Hey, 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 Bincer87,437Learn 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 19:00:00148 
MasterChef1,226,131MASTERCHEF 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 01:00:001525 
Dustin W. Stout43,318It'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 Australia153,702Join 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 12:00:00431 
Google Plus Week TV Show404Back 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 Bincer87,437Join +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 18:00:43190 
Google Plus Week TV Show404Lots 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 Show404We 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+ Help51,315We'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 Bincer87,437With 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 18:00:00520 
Google Plus Week TV Show404Another 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 Lewis213,808Have 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 Google1,653,892Excited 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 18:00:00627 
The Diane Rehm Show206,771A State Department official gives emotional testimony about Benghazi on Capitol Hill. Stocks rally to all-time highs. And a suspect is charged in the Cleveland abduction case. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.Google+ Hangout: Friday Domestic News Roundup2013-05-10 16:00:001 
Euro Maestro77,097Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083 
After Earth365,162Join 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 18:00:001865 
martin shervington685,766In 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 Plus1,795,480"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 22:00:0090 
Ronnie Bincer87,437Watch 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 TV376,209Join 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 00:30:00267 
Artists In The Plus1,795,480"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Monday October 15th we talk to +Max Lugavere! Max Lugavere is a founding host and producer of the Emmy-winning Current TV. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Most recently, he completed a pilot for an HBO science and technology-themed docu-series entitled Talk Nerdy To Me with executive producer Bill Maher. Max is a singer-songwriter his first EP is titled "One Year Later". This On Air Event can be viewed at this link goo.gl/Shml5 or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Max Lugavere2012-10-16 02:00:00114 
Fraser Cain904,124Join 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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Irina Sadokhina35,580Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-09-29 13:52:29469002
Ads & PR30,838Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my #wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news #marketing funny  #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing2014-09-28 04:48:564558493116
Ads & PR30,545GO GO GO!!! ADD me and you WILL BE ADDED!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-24 05:35:15452103133128
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Irina Sadokhina35,287Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle 1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay2014-09-22 07:36:244709491131
Denyse Landry42,080Cercle Engagement-Partage-Variété V.1Circle Commitment-Share-variety V.1--------------------------------------------------------Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTI will remove after this sharing those who will not tell me their interest. I will understand that you are not interested. If you ever changed your mind may simply indicate me.Je vais  après ce partage retirer ceux qui ne se manifesteront pas. Je vais comprendre que vous n’êtes pas intéressés. Si jamais vous changés d’idée éventuellement vous n’avez qu’à me l’indiquer .Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate me your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. #sharedcircles   #sharedcirclesshare   #sharedcirclesbestengagers     #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #findcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetosharedcircle   #bestphotographer   #thankyoucircle   #googleplusphotographers   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #share4share   #circleshare   #circleshared   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek 2014-09-22 07:15:45299261239
Ads & PR30,742Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-21 07:56:43495272546
Ads & PR30,623Друзья, добавляйте этот круг активных пользователей себе на стену и в следующий раз Вы будете добавлены в еженедельный круг, с более 100 reshares!Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles2014-09-20 09:41:53495324644
Дарья Карелина | Персональная страница551Dear friends! Thank you for added me to your circles! If You are interesting in     and a healthy  please contact me on the blog http://daryakarelina.com *********************************Optional, but if you want to be included in my next public circle !. PLUS this post !! write to comment !!! do repost*********************************Друзья! Спасибо, что добавили меня в свои круги! Если буду вопросы на темы         ,  и здоровый образ жизни, пожалуйста, обращайтесь ко мне на блог http://daryakarelina.com*********************************Опционально, но если хотите быть включенными в мой следующий публичный круг !. плюсуйте этот пост !! напишите коментарий !!! сделайте репост***********#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia   2014-09-19 11:15:01459181626
Ads & PR30,317ADD me and YOU will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-17 11:57:39488106115127
Irina Sadokhina34,560Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  .This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle :1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-15 09:31:134709773122
Ads & PR29,884Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-13 11:08:18458424064
AyJay Schibig72,257SOCIAL CIRCLE  9.12.14  by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare if you wish to be in this circle.Welcome to my latest edition  of  this mix of  Active and Social G+ members.  Add it  to enliven  your circles!  #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle   #ayjayscircles  2014-09-13 02:16:04483364043
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Ads & PR29,731GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-10 09:07:4545789117110
Irina Sadokhina34,094Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle .1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-08 17:28:404718773124
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187617
Ads & PR29,130 ADD me and YOU WILL BE added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-03 05:17:424369076106
John Wood13,028Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou2014-09-02 07:32:42495433773
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:55472131014
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:12:41472748
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:12:30456191118
Ads & PR28,565GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-27 07:41:28470113100126
AsiaShareProducer0Add and you are included in this circle#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#Share2014-08-25 07:28:5945514917
Ads & PR28,424This #circle  has collected more than 100 reshares! Let's do more! Share this awesome circle!There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-08-25 04:32:274599795125
martin shervington601,579My circle of thanks for August! It has been a very busy few weeks, and thank you all for something you said/did/or even didn't do... And just in case you are feeling a little ridiculous, here you go: http://youtu.be/Pc7gPfysIU8Have an excellent weekend on and all :D2014-08-22 08:52:39200581694
Ads & PR27,929ADD me and YOU WILL BE ADDED!!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-20 15:35:423899990129
Irina Sadokhina32,213Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськру2014-08-18 14:06:1147110273113
George Clark4,583A circle contains valuable people of different professions , from different countries, Google plus lovers : photographers, social media,  marketing, food lovers, medicine, IT, sport , musicIf  you would like to be part of the next circle please :-comment here and let me know.-Share and plus this post.- Add this circle to your circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sports #entertainment #tvdistribution #3d #Ebola #EbolaOutbreak #EbolaVirus #Liberia #African #SierraLeone #Nigeria #Guinea #WHO #SouthAfrica #Kenya #WestAfrica #USAfrica #Tanzania #Travel #Ghana #Leadership #Democracy 2014-08-18 11:25:10485705189
Becky Collins15,071Dance 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 ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Chris Cota28,806#RIPROBINWILLIAMS   tribute circle is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-08-13 14:14:0942081127
Ads & PR27,091ADD me and YOU will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-13 10:52:024679088114
Irina Sadokhina31,473Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle .1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом2014-08-11 03:11:524728266105
Ads & PR26,704GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-06 06:26:214728070100
Irina Sadokhina30,788Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle . 1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськруг2014-08-04 12:58:5747210787118
Chris Cota28,393The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-30 23:31:55420121022
Ads & PR25,797ADD ME and YOU will be ADDED!My last #wednesdaycircle  has got almost 200 Re-shares!!! Let's make a record with this one!!!!Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles2014-07-30 08:34:44484104117114
Irina Sadokhina29,821Hello 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#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing2014-07-28 13:19:563999276110
Chris Cota28,192The Snowball Circle   #Tuesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-22 13:37:444204411
farid shaikh725GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-21 18:32:114079411
Irina Sadokhina29,303Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing2014-07-21 04:29:344879182146
TwinCoconuts349I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare    for my #marketing  friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC *Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don't want that!)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a google circle please shoot me a message. I don't want you to feel like you are being spammed. :)2014-07-18 19:12:15501314
Chris Cota28,298The Snowball Circle   #Thursday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +S2014-07-17 13:25:37421131323
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Daniel Mihai Popescu54,397Engagers 4 - a very dear circle as well :)Don't be upset, please, of my multiple mentions, it is just because my circle notifications don't work.So, if you're mentioned, you are in, and you are not required to do anything. It was a time when a "+1" made me happy, and I saw it didn't worked out :) Don't do anything! I am honored for you being my friends, so this is my homage to you, but in my unmeasurable vanity I wanted you to know :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  As usual, this circle will do a tremendous good to your stream, so it is recommended to be added, especially by non-members and newcomers. If I'm not the best possible host, please forgive me.2014-07-16 11:00:0848420673173
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farid shaikh725GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-13 23:35:214039511

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2014-09-01 17:32:47 (163 comments, 128 reshares, 661 +1s) 

Gorilla reunites with man who raised Gorilla
This is a touching story (only 4 minute video) about Damian Aspinall, who raised a Gorilla for years and then released him to a wildlife conservation area in West Africa. The Gorilla had been exceptionally unfriendly to humans who had tried to approach him while in this wildlife area. When Damian returned 5 years after the Gorilla's release, their reunited experience is shown in the video. 

Mood music:
Peaches & Herb - Reunited

Gorilla reunites with man that saved him

Most reshares: 258

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2014-09-14 12:15:04 (108 comments, 258 reshares, 749 +1s) 

Portable computer comparison -1st to recent (1981-2014)
Yesterday, I posted about the 1983 bankruptcy of the company that made the first successful portable computer, the Osborne 1. I thought it might be fascinating to do a “quick and dirty” spec comparison between the Osborne 1 and today's Apple MacBook Pro.

Sources:
•http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/museum/osspecs.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1
•https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

#history #techhistory

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2014-09-14 12:15:04 (108 comments, 258 reshares, 749 +1s) 

Portable computer comparison -1st to recent (1981-2014)
Yesterday, I posted about the 1983 bankruptcy of the company that made the first successful portable computer, the Osborne 1. I thought it might be fascinating to do a “quick and dirty” spec comparison between the Osborne 1 and today's Apple MacBook Pro.

Sources:
•http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/museum/osspecs.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1
•https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

#history #techhistory

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2014-09-30 12:37:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-29 17:56:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-29 12:43:22 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-28 12:54:43 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 53 +1s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-27 06:49:53 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 159 +1s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-26 11:49:29 (12 comments, 21 reshares, 120 +1s) 

Today in History: Transatlantic transportation speed record broken by Concorde supersonic plane
On September 26, 1973 — 41 years ago today — the supersonic plane Concorde broke the speed record for a transatlantic crossing between Washington, D.C. and Paris, France. For the first time in history, a plane traveling beyond the speed of sound for much of the flight, averaging 954 miles per hour, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in record-smashing time: The fight lasted 3 hours and 32 minutes, beating the previous record by over 3 hours. A Boeing 747 typically takes more than 7 hours for this same flight path.

Sources
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/131246/Concorde
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2539000/2539049.stm
•http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/what-it-was-fly-concorde-supersonic-airplane•http:/... altro »

Today in History: Transatlantic transportation speed record broken by Concorde supersonic plane
On September 26, 1973 — 41 years ago today — the supersonic plane Concorde broke the speed record for a transatlantic crossing between Washington, D.C. and Paris, France. For the first time in history, a plane traveling beyond the speed of sound for much of the flight, averaging 954 miles per hour, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in record-smashing time: The fight lasted 3 hours and 32 minutes, beating the previous record by over 3 hours. A Boeing 747 typically takes more than 7 hours for this same flight path.

Sources
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/131246/Concorde
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2539000/2539049.stm
•http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/what-it-was-fly-concorde-supersonic-airplane
•http://www.concorde-art-world.com/html/record_breaker.html
•http://www.concorde-art-world.com/html/concorde_timeline.html
•http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/40-years-since-concordes-first-non-stop-transatlantic-flight/
•http://www.concordephotos.com/history-of-concorde.html

Image credit:
•http://simviation.com/hjg/aircraft/bac_aerospatiale/concorde/concorde_102_british_airways_1988_102_g-boae.jpg

#history  #techhistory___

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2014-09-25 11:41:06 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Star Trek Tricorder Soon to Become Reality
The fictional device used in the various depictions of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek may soon become a reality. Ten teams of engineers are developing real-world models to win a technology XPrize.*

Brief Background: Star Trek's Tricorder was a multi-function, hand-held device used for (1) sensor scanning, (2) data analysis, and (3) recording information. The word Tricorder is an abbreviation for the device's full name, “TRI-function reCORDER,” referring to its 3 major functions — sensing, computing, and recording. In many ways, the device connected humans with omniscience: scouting unfamiliar areas to make them familiar, conducting detailed examinations of living things and reporting findings, recording and reviewing technical data, collecting bodily information about a patient, diagnosing diseases, and serving as a perfectengine... altro »

The tricoder from Star Trek, a handheld device that can diagnose and treat medical conditions, might soon be a reality. 10 teams of engineers were just named finalists in the Qualcomm Tricoder XPrize. The groups must build their tricoders by May 2015. http://bit.ly/1rkeFn6___Star Trek Tricorder Soon to Become Reality
The fictional device used in the various depictions of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek may soon become a reality. Ten teams of engineers are developing real-world models to win a technology XPrize.*

Brief Background: Star Trek's Tricorder was a multi-function, hand-held device used for (1) sensor scanning, (2) data analysis, and (3) recording information. The word Tricorder is an abbreviation for the device's full name, “TRI-function reCORDER,” referring to its 3 major functions — sensing, computing, and recording. In many ways, the device connected humans with omniscience: scouting unfamiliar areas to make them familiar, conducting detailed examinations of living things and reporting findings, recording and reviewing technical data, collecting bodily information about a patient, diagnosing diseases, and serving as a perfect engineering advisor. 

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Prize_Foundation

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2014-09-25 04:06:56 (0 comments, 17 reshares, 43 +1s) 

Today in History: First trans-Atlantic telephone cable service started
On September 25, 1956 — 58 years ago today — the first trans-Atlantic telephone (TAT-1) cable began service. Prior to this cable service, a trans-Atlantic telegraph cable had been laid in 1858, but it stopped working after a month. A second but successful telegraph cable was laid in 1866. But up until the 1950s, the technology had not yet evolved to make a telephone cable possible. The $120 million TAT-1 project was a collaboration among the U.K. General Post Office, the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and the Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corp.

The technology advances that made TAT-1 possible were: (1) coaxial cable, (2) polyethylene insulation, (3) highly reliable vacuum tubes used in the submerged repeaters required to boost the transmission signal quality, and (4) general development andimp... altro »

Today in History: First trans-Atlantic telephone cable service started
On September 25, 1956 — 58 years ago today — the first trans-Atlantic telephone (TAT-1) cable began service. Prior to this cable service, a trans-Atlantic telegraph cable had been laid in 1858, but it stopped working after a month. A second but successful telegraph cable was laid in 1866. But up until the 1950s, the technology had not yet evolved to make a telephone cable possible. The $120 million TAT-1 project was a collaboration among the U.K. General Post Office, the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and the Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corp.

The technology advances that made TAT-1 possible were: (1) coaxial cable, (2) polyethylene insulation, (3) highly reliable vacuum tubes used in the submerged repeaters required to boost the transmission signal quality, and (4) general development and improvement in carrier equipment.

The TAT-1 service, on its initial day of operation (September 25, 1965), carried 588 London to U.S. calls and 119 London to Canada calls in its first 24 hours of service. 

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAT-1
•http://strowger-net.telefoonmuseum.com/tel_hist_tat1.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=nNwDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA115&dq=1954+Popular+Mechanics+January&hl=en&sa=X&ei=af4kT9LXBIiKgwfB_Iy1Dw&ved=0CEgQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q&f=true
•http://www.historyextra.com/communication

Additional cable lines to support Internet traffic today:
•http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

Image credits:
•1954 Popular Mechanics diagram

#history #techhistory   #telephone  #transatlantic___

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2014-09-25 04:01:43 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s) 

Fascinating Info Maps
Have you seen these creative maps/charts before? Each one has the potential to stretch or expand our perspectives and enhance our comprehension.

Fascinating Info Maps
Have you seen these creative maps/charts before? Each one has the potential to stretch or expand our perspectives and enhance our comprehension.___

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2014-09-24 11:15:19 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s) 

Today in History: USA President Clinton became first world leader to sign Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
On Sept. 24, 1996 — 18 years ago today — President Clinton of the United States became the first world leader to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which “bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.” The CTBT was negotiated in Geneva between 1994 and 1996, and 183 countries have signed the Treaty, of which 163 have also ratified it. However, 44 specific nuclear technology holder countries are required to sign and ratify the Treaty before it can enter into force. Of these 44 countries, 8 countries are still missing: (1) China, (2) Egypt, (3) India, (4) Iran, (5) Israel, (6) North Korea, (7) Pakistan, and (8) the United States.

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Today in History: USA President Clinton became first world leader to sign Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
On Sept. 24, 1996 — 18 years ago today — President Clinton of the United States became the first world leader to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which “bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.” The CTBT was negotiated in Geneva between 1994 and 1996, and 183 countries have signed the Treaty, of which 163 have also ratified it. However, 44 specific nuclear technology holder countries are required to sign and ratify the Treaty before it can enter into force. Of these 44 countries, 8 countries are still missing: (1) China, (2) Egypt, (3) India, (4) Iran, (5) Israel, (6) North Korea, (7) Pakistan, and (8) the United States.

Between 1945 (when the first nuclear explosion occurred) and 1996, over 2,100 nuclear tests were carried out by the 5 major nuclear powers: (1) United States - 1,032 tests; (2) the Soviet Union - 727 tests; (3) France - 217 tests; (4) the United Kingdom - 88 tests; (5) China - 47 tests. Since 1996, 3 countries have broken the moratorium established by this Treaty: (1) India in 1998; (2) Pakistan in 1998; and (3) North Korea in 2006, 2009, and 2013.

An organization has been established to prepare for compliance monitoring — the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) that is building a worldwide verification regime to monitor the oceans, underground, and atmosphere for any sign of a nuclear explosion. The CTBTO’s monitoring system currently consists of a network of 337 facilities in 89 countries across the globe. It employs 4 state-of-the-art technologies: (1) Seismic stations to monitor shockwaves in the Earth; (2) Hydroacoustic stations to monitor sound waves in the oceans; (3) Infrasound stations to detect ultra-low frequency sound waves that are emitted by large explosions (but not heard by the human ear); (4) Radionuclide stations to measure the atmosphere for radioactive particles. Data is continuously collected via a satellite network and funneled back to CTBTO’s headquarters in Vienna. When North Korea conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, and 2013, CTBT member states were informed of the tests within two hours, before North Korea announced the tests publicly.

Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion since 1945:
•A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - 3 Times Faster

YouTube video:
•How the International Monitoring System works (less than 2 minutes)

Sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0924.html
•http://www.ctbto.org/
•http://fas.org/nuke/control/ctbt/chron.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons_tests
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Nuclear-Test-Ban_Treaty
•http://www.armscontrol.org/act/1999_09-10/ctbso99
•http://blogs.cfr.org/lindsay/2011/09/24/twe-remembers-the-comprehensive-test-ban-treaty/

Image credit:
•Jeff Christensen/courtesy Reuters (USA President Clinton signing CTBT at United Nations on September 24, 1996)
•http://i.imgur.com/95TFIoq.png

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2014-09-23 12:25:53 (25 comments, 93 reshares, 264 +1s) 

Today in History: First Android Phone Introduced
On September 23, 2008 — 6 years ago today — the first phone powered by Google’s Android Operating System (OS) was introduced. The phone was developed by a Taiwanese manufacturer and called the “HTC Dream.” The phone was also known in the U.S. and parts of Europe as the “T-Mobile G1.” Brian X. Chen, writing at Wired.com, compared this first Android phone to the Apple iPhone (which had been on the market for over a year) and concluded, “So specifications-wise, the iPhone 3G appears to have the G1 beat…Google Android better be one hell of an operating system if HTC wishes to compete with the hugely successful iPhone accompanied by its prolific App Store.” Six years and multiple Apple and Google OS smartphone upgrades later, Android has become the dominant platform of smartphone makers and users.

Sources:•http://www.pcmag... altro »

Today in History: First Android Phone Introduced
On September 23, 2008 — 6 years ago today — the first phone powered by Google’s Android Operating System (OS) was introduced. The phone was developed by a Taiwanese manufacturer and called the “HTC Dream.” The phone was also known in the U.S. and parts of Europe as the “T-Mobile G1.” Brian X. Chen, writing at Wired.com, compared this first Android phone to the Apple iPhone (which had been on the market for over a year) and concluded, “So specifications-wise, the iPhone 3G appears to have the G1 beat…Google Android better be one hell of an operating system if HTC wishes to compete with the hugely successful iPhone accompanied by its prolific App Store.” Six years and multiple Apple and Google OS smartphone upgrades later, Android has become the dominant platform of smartphone makers and users.

Sources:
•http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409863,00.asp
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_(1st_generation)
•http://www.wired.com/2008/09/showdown-htc-t/
•http://www.latinospost.com/articles/23727/20130716/ios-vs-android-market-share-mobile-phones-tablet-demand-rise.htm

Image credits:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Dream#mediaviewer/File:HTC_Dream_Orange_FR.jpeg
•Stats from Gartner at http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2665715; graphed by me using Google Sheets

#history #techhistory #Android___

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2014-09-22 16:43:50 (3 comments, 18 reshares, 73 +1s) 

Today in History: Michael Faraday is born
On September 22, 1791 — 223 years ago today — experimental chemist and physicist Michael Faraday was born into a world whose scientific knowledge he would significantly expand. Albert Einstein regarded Faraday with such great respect that he kept a portrait of Faraday on his study wall. Faraday may be one of those inventors who has affected our everyday lives more than other inventors whom we've heard more about. Faraday discovered and applied two key principles — (1) electromagnetic rotation and (2) electromagnetic induction. By applying these principles, Faraday was able to create the first electric motor and, later, an electric generator and transformer. Faraday’s discoveries have made possible such items as electric stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, disk drives, hand drills, electric toothbrushes, and virtually all devicespowered... altro »

Today in History: Michael Faraday is born
On September 22, 1791 — 223 years ago today — experimental chemist and physicist Michael Faraday was born into a world whose scientific knowledge he would significantly expand. Albert Einstein regarded Faraday with such great respect that he kept a portrait of Faraday on his study wall. Faraday may be one of those inventors who has affected our everyday lives more than other inventors whom we've heard more about. Faraday discovered and applied two key principles — (1) electromagnetic rotation and (2) electromagnetic induction. By applying these principles, Faraday was able to create the first electric motor and, later, an electric generator and transformer. Faraday’s discoveries have made possible such items as electric stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, disk drives, hand drills, electric toothbrushes, and virtually all devices powered by small-scale motors.

Michael Faraday was from a relatively poor family in London; his dad was a village blacksmith. Michael was extremely curious and questioned everything. Around the age of puberty, Michael became apprentice to a local bookbinder and bookseller. What a place for a curious boy to get a job! During his 7-year apprenticeship, Michael read many of the books his job provided him the opportunity to encounter. (Faraday’s experience in this bookmaking store is similar to the later experience Albert Einstein had when he worked for 7-years at the Bern patent office, from 1902-1907, which Einstein later described as a place where he “hatched his most beautiful ideas.”)

At age 20, in 1812, an older friend gave Faraday tickets to lectures by leading scientists and natural philosophers, including chemist Humphry Davy. Faraday took copious notes of Davy’s lectures, and he had a book of these notes prepared for Davy. Davy was impressed; Faraday asked for a job, but Davy did not have an opening at the time. Subsequently, Davy’s vision became impaired in a chemical accident in his laboratory; so he asked Faraday to become his assistant. When Davy made an 18-month tour of the European continent from 1813 to 1815, he asked Faraday to be his valet. Although Faraday hated the experience — being treated as a servant — he did get access to elite European scientists and a panoply of stimulating ideas.

Following these opportunities, Faraday experimented with many of the concepts that the authors and influential scientists were contemplating and made brilliant discoveries. Many historians regard Faraday as “the most influential and exemplary experimentalist in the history of science.” In a letter to a colleague, he summarized his work: “I happen to have discovered a direct relation between magnetism and light, also electricity and light, and the field it opens is so large and i think rich.”

Sources:
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/faraday_michael.shtml
•http://www.wired.com/2010/09/0922michael-faraday-born/
•http://www.sciography.com/michael-faraday.htm
•http://www.icr.org/article/science-man-god-michael-faraday/
•http://www.famousscientists.org/michael-faraday/
•http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/112273.Michael_Faraday
•http://classroom.synonym.com/things-michael-faraday-invented-17973.html
•http://classroom.synonym.com/importance-michael-faraday-invention-electric-motor-7630.html
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfaraday.htm
•https://www.ige.ch/en/about-us/einstein/einstein-at-the-patent-office.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=iR46AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA148&lpg=PA148&dq=I+happen+to+have+discovered+a+direct+relation+between+magnetism+and+light,+also+electricity+and+light,+and+the+field+it+opens+is+so+large+and+I+think+rich.&source=bl&ots=dvTCbllSgN&sig=-W3GUwSCVDpwFn7rg1bUIeGrF-M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Nk4gVNC6CNSzyAS3uICIDA&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=I%20happen%20to%20have%20discovered%20a%20direct%20relation%20between%20magnetism%20and%20light%2C%20also%20electricity%20and%20light%2C%20and%20the%20field%20it%20opens%20is%20so%20large%20and%20I%20think%20rich.&f=false

Image credit:
Michael Faraday, 1842 - Oil Painting by Thomas Phillips
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Faraday#mediaviewer/File:M_Faraday_Th_Phillips_oil_1842.jpg

#history #techhistory___

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2014-09-21 13:27:44 (10 comments, 19 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Google Removal Requests from Governments/Courts by Country
Why does the U.S. (government and courts) request more removal of internet content than most countries? This map is produced by the Oxford Internet Institute, whose goal is “to produce a comprehensive atlas of contemporary information and internet geographies.”

Please see this link for an interactive map with further information:
http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/?page=google-removal-requests

Google Removal Requests from Governments/Courts by Country
Why does the U.S. (government and courts) request more removal of internet content than most countries? This map is produced by the Oxford Internet Institute, whose goal is “to produce a comprehensive atlas of contemporary information and internet geographies.”

Please see this link for an interactive map with further information:
http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/?page=google-removal-requests___

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2014-09-21 05:20:37 (5 comments, 44 reshares, 64 +1s) 

Today in Google History: www.google.com officially launched
On September 21, 1999 — 15 years ago today — Google announced the launch of its new website, www.google.com, and the end of its 3-year long beta test. In Google’s blog post of this day in 1999, Google said that it averaged about 65 search inquiries per second at peak times and 3.5 million searches per day. Today, in 2014, Google averages over 40,000 searches per second and 3.5 billion searches per day (over 1.3 trillion searches a year) — a 1,000 fold increase in 15 years. 

Sources:
•http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/205111/Google+Finishes+GoogleScout+Launches+Site.htm
•http://googlepress.blogspot.com/1999/09/googles-new-googlescout-feature-expands.html
•http://www.internetlivestats.com/google-search-statistics/•http://www.... altro »

Today in Google History: www.google.com officially launched
On September 21, 1999 — 15 years ago today — Google announced the launch of its new website, www.google.com, and the end of its 3-year long beta test. In Google’s blog post of this day in 1999, Google said that it averaged about 65 search inquiries per second at peak times and 3.5 million searches per day. Today, in 2014, Google averages over 40,000 searches per second and 3.5 billion searches per day (over 1.3 trillion searches a year) — a 1,000 fold increase in 15 years. 

Sources:
•http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/205111/Google+Finishes+GoogleScout+Launches+Site.htm
•http://googlepress.blogspot.com/1999/09/googles-new-googlescout-feature-expands.html
•http://www.internetlivestats.com/google-search-statistics/
•http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/05/20/google-stock-buy-it-and-hold-it-for-life.aspx

Image credits:
•http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/4f299e29eab8ea280200000a-400-300/heres-the-orginal-google-search-page-from-1998-pretty-adorably-retro.jpg
•http://g.foolcdn.com/editorial/images/43212/screen-shot-2013-05-20-at-103906-am_large.png___

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2014-09-20 21:38:11 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s) 

Future Shock is Here
You know, i keep getting zapped by this “future shock” experience that Alvin Toffler talked about over 40 years ago. So a private rocket launching company (founded by Elon Musk) is delivering a 3D printer to the International Space Station so that astronauts can make their own repair parts. Launch scheduled for 1:52 AM Sunday morning. OK, wowie, just got zapped.

NASA sending 3-D printer to International Space Station
With the 3-D printer, named “Portal,” astronauts should be able to create their own replacement parts quickly; and such a printer could be critical in an emergency situation. The printer is scheduled to be sent to the ISS on the next SpaceX Dragon mission, which is now realigning for a 1:52 AM launch on Sunday morning, September 21, 2014.

For more details on the launch, see:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/spacex-launch-dragon-crs-4-mission/___Future Shock is Here
You know, i keep getting zapped by this “future shock” experience that Alvin Toffler talked about over 40 years ago. So a private rocket launching company (founded by Elon Musk) is delivering a 3D printer to the International Space Station so that astronauts can make their own repair parts. Launch scheduled for 1:52 AM Sunday morning. OK, wowie, just got zapped.

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2014-09-20 07:33:43 (7 comments, 29 reshares, 91 +1s) 

Today in History: President Kennedy Proposes Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Mission to Moon
On September 20, 1963 — 51 years ago today — U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that the Soviet Union and the United States cooperate in landing men on the Moon. Kennedy’s speech was just two months before his assassination, and most people now remember Kennedy for his 1961 address to a joint session of Congress in which he set the U.S. goal to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade and for his 1962 speech to 40,000 spectators at Rice University in Houston in which he reiterated the audacious goal. However, in the speech given on this day in 1963, the U.S. President was focused on continuing the reduction of tension between the two major superpowers following the Cuban Missile Crisis at the end of the previous year. Kennedy was also aware of the costsinvol... altro »

Today in History: President Kennedy Proposes Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Mission to Moon
On September 20, 1963 — 51 years ago today — U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that the Soviet Union and the United States cooperate in landing men on the Moon. Kennedy’s speech was just two months before his assassination, and most people now remember Kennedy for his 1961 address to a joint session of Congress in which he set the U.S. goal to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade and for his 1962 speech to 40,000 spectators at Rice University in Houston in which he reiterated the audacious goal. However, in the speech given on this day in 1963, the U.S. President was focused on continuing the reduction of tension between the two major superpowers following the Cuban Missile Crisis at the end of the previous year. Kennedy was also aware of the costs involved in the Moon landing program, and he seemed to be genuinely expressing a desire for joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. space collaboration, beginning immediately, to share such costs.

Sergei Khrushchev — eldest son of former U.S.S.R. Premier, Nikita S. Khrushchev — has said that his father, although initially rejecting Kennedy’s proposal, had second thoughts about it.  Sergei continued, “I think if Kennedy had lived, we would be living in a completely different world.” Given Kennedy’s repeated efforts to promote cooperation between the two superpowers, Sergei believed his father was prepared to cut back the Russian Army size from 2.5 million to 0.5 million men and to divert weapons design and production into more productive areas. Several Kennedy advisors were drawing up plans for the President to visit the Soviet Union during the 1964 presidential campaign, and it has been speculated that a Kennedy/Khrushchev meeting in Moscow may have cemented the joint lunar plan.
  
YouTube Video:
•September 20, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy, address to the United Nations

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-proposes-joint-mission-to-the-moon
•http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/JFK-Speeches/United-Nations_19630920.aspx
•http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/10/05/the-forgotten-jfk-proposal-a-joint-u-s-soviet-moon-landing-video/
•http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45828#.VBxVOi5dXXE
•http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/JFKPOF-046-041.aspx
•http://www.spacedaily.com/news/russia-97h.html
•http://www.hq.nasa.gov/pao/History/SP-4209/ch2-4.htm
•http://www.space.com/11772-president-kennedy-historic-speech-moon-space.html

Image credit:
•http://www.un.org/News/dh/photos/large/2013/September/214351-kennedy.jpg

#history   #techhistory  ___

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2014-09-19 04:11:26 (8 comments, 18 reshares, 29 +1s) 

Today in History: Largest Marine Oil Spill Officially Ends
On September 19, 2010 — 5 months after it began — the explosion and fire and subsequent catastrophic oil spill at BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was officially declared permanently sealed by the National Incident Commander Thad Allen. 

The uncontrolled oil eruption that followed the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig was “capped” on July 15, 2010, but the oil rig’s deepwater well was not verified as being completely dead by an official authority until September 19, 2010 — 4 years ago today. [For further information about the cap and the disaster, please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/ABbjxQY18Yv]

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_explosion•http://en.wikip... altro »

Today in History: Largest Marine Oil Spill Officially Ends
On September 19, 2010 — 5 months after it began — the explosion and fire and subsequent catastrophic oil spill at BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was officially declared permanently sealed by the National Incident Commander Thad Allen. 

The uncontrolled oil eruption that followed the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig was “capped” on July 15, 2010, but the oil rig’s deepwater well was not verified as being completely dead by an official authority until September 19, 2010 — 4 years ago today. [For further information about the cap and the disaster, please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/ABbjxQY18Yv]

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_explosion
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thad_Allen
•http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/bp-oil-spill-affects-marine-life-previously-believed/

Image credits:
•Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig explosion and fire from helicopter:
http://plotmistress.com/wp-content/uploads/bp-oil-spill-2010-e-Copy.jpg
•Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico from satellite:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill_-_May_24,_2010.jpg
•Underwater camera of oil leak
http://images.publicradio.org/content/2010/05/27/20100527_gulf-oil-spill_33.jpg
•Oil floating on gulf surface near explosion site:
http://s1.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20120103&t=2&i=553954354&w=580&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=BTRE802198N00
•Oil coated bird struggling to climb on boom in Barataria Bay, Gulf of Mexico:
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Travel/Pix/pictures/2010/6/29/1277824366791/BP-oil-spill-heavily-oile-006.jpg
•Decomposing fish on beach:
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66056000/jpg/_66056567_66056566.jpg
•Oil coated bird trying to fly:
http://asendankov.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/image-5-for-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-animals-covered-in-oil-gallery-934153484.jpg
•Oil coated bird unable to move:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TwpklORPwVU/UXgw6VGtxqI/AAAAAAAABUc/eH-Yae4gbSY/s1600/slide_220276_868040_free.jpg
•Oil coated bird on back:
http://media.al.com/mobile-press-register/photo/2010/06/aptopix-gulf-oil-spill-1fee0422a0df6673.jpg
•Oil coated turtle: http://lollitop.magicgate.eu/media/LollitopMagicgate_012/lollitop_11_scenes_from_the_gulf_of_mexico_files_g11_23753519.jpg

#history   #techhistory  ___

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2014-09-18 06:02:32 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Today in History: The New York Times Prints First Issue
On September 18, 1851 — 163 years ago today — the first edition of The New York Times was published. Since its first issue, The New York Times has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization, and its print version is the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the U.S. and third-largest national newspaper (behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today).  

Sources:
•http://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1851/09/18/p/1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times
•http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat

Image credits:
•http://historiasdenuevayork.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/titanic-sinks-new-york-times.jpg
•http://www.conservapedia.com/images/thumb/4/4e/NWT_Hitler_dead.jpg/200px-NWT_Hitler_dead.jpg•http://grap... altro »

Today in History: The New York Times Prints First Issue
On September 18, 1851 — 163 years ago today — the first edition of The New York Times was published. Since its first issue, The New York Times has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization, and its print version is the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the U.S. and third-largest national newspaper (behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today).  

Sources:
•http://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1851/09/18/p/1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times
•http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat

Image credits:
•http://historiasdenuevayork.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/titanic-sinks-new-york-times.jpg
•http://www.conservapedia.com/images/thumb/4/4e/NWT_Hitler_dead.jpg/200px-NWT_Hitler_dead.jpg
•http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/section/learning/general/onthisday/big/0806_big.gif
•http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/section/learning/general/onthisday/big/1122_big.gif
•http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/section/learning/general/onthisday/big/0808_big.gif
•http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/section/learning/general/onthisday/big/0720_big.gif
•http://www.abc.net.au/news/linkableblob/2870648/data/the-new-york-times-28new-york2c-ny29-data.jpg
•http://image.minyanville.com/assets/FCK_Jan2011/Image/justin/ny%20times%20front%20page.JPG

Such front pages are available starting at $59.95 for reprint at The New York Times website:
http://www.nytstore.com/Front-Page-New-York-Times-Reprint_p_103.html

#history #techhistory #NewYorkTimes___

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2014-09-17 18:25:07 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Peter Thiel Positive on Google
If Peter Thiel — Paypal co-founder, VC, tech pundit — had to pick one of the major internet players from Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google that will be most long-lasting, he'd pick Google.

Peter Thiel Positive on Google
If Peter Thiel — Paypal co-founder, VC, tech pundit — had to pick one of the major internet players from Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google that will be most long-lasting, he'd pick Google.___

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2014-09-17 15:26:55 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Bionic pancreas getting closer and closer
Short video story of dad who is building bionic device to help his son with diabetes 1. “Go Bionic!” (Son now just 3 years away from college; old photo below.)

Bionic pancreas getting closer and closer
Short video story of dad who is building bionic device to help his son with diabetes 1. “Go Bionic!” (Son now just 3 years away from college; old photo below.)___

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2014-09-17 15:16:14 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s) 

What do you think of this approach to ending individual socially-unacceptable behavior?

Conflict resolution without violence
In a particular African tribe, when someone commits a crime or does something hurtful and wrong, they take that person to the center of town, and the entire tribe surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done. The tribe believes that every human being comes into the world with purity and with good, each of us desiring safety, love, peace, and happiness. But sometimes, in the pursuit of those things, people make mistakes. The community sees misdeeds as a cry for help. The small tribe bands together for the sake of their fellow man, to hold him up, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth from which he’d temporarily been disconnected: “I AM GOOD.” The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment, but it is the love and memory of his true identity.

From Organic Mechanic (a Facebook page)___What do you think of this approach to ending individual socially-unacceptable behavior?

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2014-09-17 13:19:57 (6 comments, 18 reshares, 77 +1s) 

Today in History: First Airplane Fatality
On September 17, 1908 — 106 years ago today — Orville Wright’s lone passenger, U.S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, became the first individual to die in an airplane crash. The crash occurred while Orville was engaged in a flight test of his aircraft for the U.S. Army.

Since the Wright brothers’ historic first flight on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur had spent most of their time developing and testing their new invention, and they were confident enough in their product to begin seeking business contracts. In 1908, the U.S. Army finally gave the Brothers an opportunity to demonstrate a “heavier-than-air” flying machine over a measured course that required a series of maneuvers. A contract would be awarded if the plane could fly 2 people, fly 40 miles per hour, make an hour-long endurance flight, and be transportable by Armywagons. The... altro »

Today in History: First Airplane Fatality
On September 17, 1908 — 106 years ago today — Orville Wright’s lone passenger, U.S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, became the first individual to die in an airplane crash. The crash occurred while Orville was engaged in a flight test of his aircraft for the U.S. Army.

Since the Wright brothers’ historic first flight on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur had spent most of their time developing and testing their new invention, and they were confident enough in their product to begin seeking business contracts. In 1908, the U.S. Army finally gave the Brothers an opportunity to demonstrate a “heavier-than-air” flying machine over a measured course that required a series of maneuvers. A contract would be awarded if the plane could fly 2 people, fly 40 miles per hour, make an hour-long endurance flight, and be transportable by Army wagons. The Army also agreed to pay the contract awardee $25,000 for one plane and $2,500 (about $60,000 adjusting for inflation) for every mile per hour that the flying machine speed exceeded 40 mph. The Army intended to use flying machines for observation and reconnaissance work.

Orville had practiced for the Army’s test flights in Fort Myer, Virginia. Much of the public was still not convinced that anyone had achieved powered flight. But news spread about these test flights, and soon thousands were watching them. Orville’s test flights established a number of world records for endurance. The last flight included Lieutenant Selfridge. 

From the Wright-Brothers.org site: The flight began normally and uneventfully as Orville made climbing circles around the grounds. Suddenly there were two loud thumps. Later, the Wrights and the Army would learn that a propeller had split. As Orville reached to cut off the engine, the airplane gave a violent shake as the broken propeller caught the aircraft rigging. The craft lunged for the ground, hitting nose first and burying the pilot and passenger in a twisted mess of wood, wire, and cloth.

Orville, bleeding and unconscious, was pulled from the subsequent wreckage. Lt. Selfridge was trapped in the wreck, and it took much longer to extricate him. Both men were taken to the fort’s hospital. Lt. Selfridge died on the operating table, the first victim of an accident in a powered flying machine. Orville suffered a broken leg, broken ribs, and an injured back. Although in serious condition, Orville survived and the Brothers were awarded the Army contract the next year. 

Sources:
•http://www.historynet.com/the-first-airplane-fatality-february-01-american-history-feature.htm
•http://www.wired.com/2010/09/0917selfridge-first-us-air-fatality/
•http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/Wright_Story/Showing_the_World/Tragedy_at_Fort_Myer/Tragedy_at_Fort_Myer.htm
•http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/aviation/ftm.htm
•https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/age/1910/military.cfm
•https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/age/1910/military.cfm
•http://www.space.com/17431-wright-flyer-test-flights-at-fort-myer-va.html

Image credit:
http://www.wright-brothers.org/TBR/History%20Images/1910-1916/1908%20Fort%20Meyer%20Crash%207.jpg
•http://www.wright-brothers.org/TBR/History%20Images/1910-1916/1908%20Fort%20Meyer%20Crash%204.jpg

#history  #techhistory___

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2014-09-16 06:15:14 (66 comments, 90 reshares, 307 +1s) 

Today in History: Steve Jobs Exits (1985); Returns to Apple (1997)
On September 16, 1985, Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, after losing a power struggle with the board of directors. Steve had co-founded Apple in 1976 to produce the first wave of affordable personal computers. He strongly promoted the GUI (graphical user interface) design that helped popularize computers and led to Microsoft’s development of the Windows operating system, which copied much of Apple’s operating system’s GUI. Steve, especially in his early entrepreneurial years, was not always easy to work with and was becoming such a disruptive force within Apple that it became necessary for the board to diminish his power. After months with little executive power, although he remained as Chairman, Steve resigned 29 years ago today. He wrote the resignation letter this day and dated/sent it September 17.
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Today in History: Steve Jobs Exits (1985); Returns to Apple (1997)
On September 16, 1985, Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, after losing a power struggle with the board of directors. Steve had co-founded Apple in 1976 to produce the first wave of affordable personal computers. He strongly promoted the GUI (graphical user interface) design that helped popularize computers and led to Microsoft’s development of the Windows operating system, which copied much of Apple’s operating system’s GUI. Steve, especially in his early entrepreneurial years, was not always easy to work with and was becoming such a disruptive force within Apple that it became necessary for the board to diminish his power. After months with little executive power, although he remained as Chairman, Steve resigned 29 years ago today. He wrote the resignation letter this day and dated/sent it September 17.

Steve informed Apple that he wanted to build a breakthrough computer to revolutionize research and higher education and that he intended to start a new computer company with a small number of Apple employees. However, Apple chose to sue Steve for stealing company secrets, as he was launching this company, called NeXT. Apple withdrew the suit and quietly settled it out of court. Although NeXt was a commercial failure, its sophisticated workstation was used by Tim Berners-Lee in the creation of the web, and it did create a modern operating system. In fact, a decade after Steve launched NeXT, Apple bought NeXT for about $425 million to acquire its operating system to replace the ageing Mac OS. In the acquisition deal, Steve was hired by Apple as an adviser to Apple’s CEO Gil Amelio.

On September 16, 1997 — just 17 years ago today and only within a few months of his return to Apple — Steve was made “interim” Apple CEO. (Much later, Steve would joke that he had been the “iCEO.”) Amelio had resigned in July, following a continual plunge of Apple stock, mostly as a result of huge quarterly losses and annual losses exceeding $1 billion (and partly manipulated by Steve Job’s selling of stock). And the rest is history, haha .... a brief overview of this history:

When Steve took over as “interim” CEO, Apple was approaching bankruptcy. Steve was now older and wiser; and he used his experience and wisdom to engineer one of the most incredible business turnarounds in U.S. history. First, Steve persuaded Bill Gates and Microsoft to make a $150 million investment in Apple. This was not a popular move among Apple fans, but Steve saw it as the most efficient way to set Apple on a course to prevail in the dawning war for digital media devices linked to the Internet and web resources. Second, Steve installed new G3 PowerPC microprocessors in Apple computers, making them faster than competing Pentium PCs. Third, he spearheaded the development of a new Mac, the “iMac,” designed as an affordable computer for the home desk. By the end of 1998, Apple was profitable again and sales were growing.

During the next decade before his death, Steve led Apple as it rolled out a series of revolutionary products: 
(1) the “iPod” portable digital audio player in 2001;
(2) the online music download marketplace, the iTunes Store, in 2003;
(3) the “iPhone” smart device in 2007;
(4) the “iPad” tablet in 2010.

Apple sold hundreds of millions of these devices and billions of downloads at the iTunes Store. In addition, it opened the most successful retail stores in the history of business. In the process, Apple’s market capitalization went from $3 billion at the start of 1997 to over $600 billion today.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
•http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline.php
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Apple_Inc._products
•http://gizmodo.com/5639822/25-years-ago-today-steve-jobs-left-apple
•http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7431.aspx
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXT
•http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/mac/apple-sues-steve-jobs-20-years-ago-12706/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Amelio
•http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/197538
•http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-return-19972011-10062011.html

Image credits:
•http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--mG1dg-on--/18mo67p7iu83qjpg.jpg
•http://www.spd.org/images/blog/Fortune%20Nov.%209,%201998.jpg
•http://cdn1.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/10/fortune-and-time-steve-jobs.jpg

#history #techhistory___

2014-09-15 23:50:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Google+ Problems - Error 500s, lots of them
Testing one two three. I haven't been able to post anything for the last 10 hours or so, or to make any comments, or to +1 anything. I also have not been able to get into hangouts for weeks and weeks (except for an occasional lucky break). Are you have any problems like mine?

Today, i could not even send feedback. I have been sending feedback regarding my inability to access hangouts. 

If you have any ideas, please let me know. Thanks for whatever help you can offer.

Google+ Problems - Error 500s, lots of them
Testing one two three. I haven't been able to post anything for the last 10 hours or so, or to make any comments, or to +1 anything. I also have not been able to get into hangouts for weeks and weeks (except for an occasional lucky break). Are you have any problems like mine?

Today, i could not even send feedback. I have been sending feedback regarding my inability to access hangouts. 

If you have any ideas, please let me know. Thanks for whatever help you can offer.___

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2014-09-15 11:49:40 (17 comments, 158 reshares, 344 +1s) 

Today in History: Google.com domain name registered!
On September 15, 1997 —  17 years ago — Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered “Google.com” as a domain. The registration occurred almost a full year before Larry and Sergey received their first investor’s check to launch Google. In 1996, when Larry and Sergey were beginning to develop their search engine, they called it “BackRub” — because it analyzed the web’s “back links” and because it connoted a less stressful, relaxing way of finding the information searchers were seeking. As the search engine rapidly improved, Larry wanted a more formal name to describe the search service’s colossal task of organizing and prioritizing the world’s massive quantity of growing information. 

According to David Koller in the Stanford Computer Science Department —
Larry's office was in room 360 of the Gates CSBuilding, which he shared wit... altro »

Today in History: Google.com domain name registered!
On September 15, 1997 —  17 years ago — Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered “Google.com” as a domain. The registration occurred almost a full year before Larry and Sergey received their first investor’s check to launch Google. In 1996, when Larry and Sergey were beginning to develop their search engine, they called it “BackRub” — because it analyzed the web’s “back links” and because it connoted a less stressful, relaxing way of finding the information searchers were seeking. As the search engine rapidly improved, Larry wanted a more formal name to describe the search service’s colossal task of organizing and prioritizing the world’s massive quantity of growing information. 

According to David Koller in the Stanford Computer Science Department —
Larry's office was in room 360 of the Gates CS Building, which he shared with several other graduate students, including Sean Anderson, Tamara Munzner, and Lucas Pereira. In 1997, Larry and his officemates discussed a number of possible new names for the rapidly improving search technology. Sean [Anderson] recalls the final brainstorming session as occurring one day during September of that year [1997].

Sean and Larry were in their office, using the whiteboard, trying to think up a good name — something that related to the indexing of an immense amount of data. Sean verbally suggested the word “googolplex,” and Larry responded verbally with the shortened form, “googol” (both words refer to specific large numbers). Sean was seated at his computer terminal, so he executed a search of the Internet domain name registry database to see if the newly suggested name was still available for registration and use. Sean is not an infallible speller, and he made the mistake of searching for the name spelled as “google.com,” which he found to be available. Larry liked the name, and within hours he took the step of registering the name “google.com” for himself and Sergey (the domain name registration record dates from September 15, 1997).
 
Sources:
•http://www.google.com/about/company/history/
•https://graphics.stanford.edu/~dk/google_name_origin.html
•http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/07/5-different-stories-about-googles-name.html

Image credit:
Google Archives

#history  #techhistory___

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2014-09-14 15:32:55 (31 comments, 26 reshares, 268 +1s) 

Today in History: First spacecraft to reach the Moon.
On September 14, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the Soviet Union’s space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon and the first man-made object to impact with another celestial body. This mission was the third major “first” achievement of the Soviet Union in the Cold War’s “Space Race.” On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into Earth orbit, Sputnik 1. On August 19, 1960, the Soviet Union launched the first animals into space, two female dogs, who orbited the Earth for 24 hours and returned safely to Earth.

Sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-014A
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Imbrium
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_man-made_objects_on_the_Moon•http://en.wikipedia.... altro »

Today in History: First spacecraft to reach the Moon.
On September 14, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the Soviet Union’s space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon and the first man-made object to impact with another celestial body. This mission was the third major “first” achievement of the Soviet Union in the Cold War’s “Space Race.” On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into Earth orbit, Sputnik 1. On August 19, 1960, the Soviet Union launched the first animals into space, two female dogs, who orbited the Earth for 24 hours and returned safely to Earth.

Sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-014A
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Imbrium
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_man-made_objects_on_the_Moon
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Race
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Space_Race

Image sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_2#mediaviewer/File:Luna_2_Soviet_moon_probe.jpg
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Imbrium#mediaviewer/File:Imbrium_location.jpg

#history #techhistory___

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2014-09-14 12:15:04 (108 comments, 258 reshares, 749 +1s) 

Portable computer comparison -1st to recent (1981-2014)
Yesterday, I posted about the 1983 bankruptcy of the company that made the first successful portable computer, the Osborne 1. I thought it might be fascinating to do a “quick and dirty” spec comparison between the Osborne 1 and today's Apple MacBook Pro.

Sources:
•http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/museum/osspecs.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1
•https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

#history #techhistory

Portable computer comparison -1st to recent (1981-2014)
Yesterday, I posted about the 1983 bankruptcy of the company that made the first successful portable computer, the Osborne 1. I thought it might be fascinating to do a “quick and dirty” spec comparison between the Osborne 1 and today's Apple MacBook Pro.

Sources:
•http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/museum/osspecs.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1
•https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

#history #techhistory___

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2014-09-13 07:52:41 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Today in History: Osborne Computer Corp. declares bankruptcy
On September 13, 1983 — 31 years ago today — Osborne Computer Corporation (OCC) declared bankruptcy. OCC was founded by Adam Osborne, and it became a pioneer in making portable computers — the Osborne 1 was the first mass-produced portable computer.

Before OCC, Adam Osborne was a pioneer in computer publishing — founding a company that specialized in easy-to-understand computer manuals. After Adam sold his publishing company to McGraw-Hill in 1979, he started OCC and hired Lee Felsenstein to design the Osborne 1. Lee was one of the original members of the Homebrew Computer Club, where he met Adam and Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder). The Homebrew Computer Club’s newsletter became an influential force in the culture of Silicon Valley, and it initiated the idea of the personal computer.

Lee’s designfeatured a ... altro »

Today in History: Osborne Computer Corp. declares bankruptcy
On September 13, 1983 — 31 years ago today — Osborne Computer Corporation (OCC) declared bankruptcy. OCC was founded by Adam Osborne, and it became a pioneer in making portable computers — the Osborne 1 was the first mass-produced portable computer.

Before OCC, Adam Osborne was a pioneer in computer publishing — founding a company that specialized in easy-to-understand computer manuals. After Adam sold his publishing company to McGraw-Hill in 1979, he started OCC and hired Lee Felsenstein to design the Osborne 1. Lee was one of the original members of the Homebrew Computer Club, where he met Adam and Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder). The Homebrew Computer Club’s newsletter became an influential force in the culture of Silicon Valley, and it initiated the idea of the personal computer.

Lee’s design featured a 5-inch, 52-column display, 2 floppy disk drives, a Z80 microprocessor, and 64K of RAM. It weighed 24.5 pounds (12 kg) and cost $1,795 — a little over half the cost of comparable computers from other manufacturers. It ran the popular CP/M 2.2 operating system and was designed to fit under an airline seat. It started shipping in July, 1981. At its peak, OCC shipped 10,000 Osborne 1’s a month. Adam Osborne was one of the first PC pioneers to recognize that there was a big market of PC buyers who were not just hobbyists. The Osborne 1 included key business productivity software — word processing and spreadsheet applications.

With 50,000 Osborne 1’s on backorder, the company grew from 2 employees — Osborne and Felsenstein — to 3,000 employees and $73 million in sales in just 12 months. However, competition quickly ensued — Kaypro offered larger screens, Apple had a large software library, IBM’s PC was faster, and Compaq offered an inexpensive PC that was IBM-compatible. In addition, Adam began demonstrating an advanced model, called the Osborne Executive, to journalists in early 1983. The knowledge that an advanced model was soon to be released led many dealers to cancel orders for the Osborne 1. Unsold inventory piled up; and despite prices cuts, sales plummeted and losses mounted.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Computer_Corporation#Bankruptcy
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Osborne
•http://naturalscience.com/ns/news/news44.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Felsenstein
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homebrew_Computer_Club
•Hypergrowth: The Rise and Fall of Osborne Computer Corporation. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0918347009/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0918347009&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=D7K664TII2X7ZAR3

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1#mediaviewer/File:Osborne_1_open.jpg

#history  #techhistory___

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2014-09-12 04:16:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Today in History: Multi-faceted space shuttle crew makes history
On September 12, 1992 — 22 years ago today — NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour, on its second mission and the 50th mission of the space shuttle program, made history with its multifaceted crew: 
(1) the first African-American woman in space, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison (medical doctor);
(2) the first Japanese citizen to fly in a U.S. spaceship; Dr. Mamoru Mohri (Ph.D., materials, vacuum sciences) 
(3) the first married couple to fly in space, Mark Charles Lee and Nancy Jan Davis; 
(4) the first Star Trek actress (one episode appearance) to actually fly in space; Dr. Mae Carol Jemison;
(5) the first “Space Classroom” teacher (Dr. Mamoru Mohri) who was broadcasted live to the children of Japan.  

This space shuttle mission, STS-47, was a cooperative venture between the United States and Japanand conducted... altro »

Today in History: Multi-faceted space shuttle crew makes history
On September 12, 1992 — 22 years ago today — NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour, on its second mission and the 50th mission of the space shuttle program, made history with its multifaceted crew: 
(1) the first African-American woman in space, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison (medical doctor);
(2) the first Japanese citizen to fly in a U.S. spaceship; Dr. Mamoru Mohri (Ph.D., materials, vacuum sciences) 
(3) the first married couple to fly in space, Mark Charles Lee and Nancy Jan Davis; 
(4) the first Star Trek actress (one episode appearance) to actually fly in space; Dr. Mae Carol Jemison;
(5) the first “Space Classroom” teacher (Dr. Mamoru Mohri) who was broadcasted live to the children of Japan.  

This space shuttle mission, STS-47, was a cooperative venture between the United States and Japan and conducted 43 experiments in life sciences and materials processing.The mission lasted 8 days, 126 orbits, and landed safely at Kennedy Space Center on September 20, 1992.

Sources:
•https://www.californiasciencecenter.org/Exhibits/AirAndSpace/endeavour/endeavour.php
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Endeavour
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-47
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Jemison
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamoru_Mohri
•http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/astro/biographies/mohri/index.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_C._Lee
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Davis

Image credits:
•http://georgesrockets.com/Scale/ShuttleData/STS_47/STS47-S-039_m.jpg
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/STS-47_in-flight_crew_portrait.jpg
•http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/sts/landing2/sts-47.jpg

#history #techhistory___

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2014-09-11 05:07:22 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 39 +1s) 

Today in History: First spacecraft to closely encounter a comet
On September 11, 1985 — 29 years ago today — the International Cometary Explorer (ICE) became the first spacecraft to closely encounter a comet when it passed through the tail of comet Giacobini-Zinner. This comet’s central core is estimated to be about 1.25 miles in diameter (2.0 kilometers), and it takes 6.6 earth years to orbit the sun. As a typical comet gets closer to the sun on its highly elliptical orbit around the sun, the comet's core emits gas that forms an atmosphere around the comet — known as a “coma.” A spray of this gas, along with bits of rock and dust, stream out from the comet, forming a “comet tail.” ICE was directed to pass through this tail of comet Giacobini-Zinner..

Before ICE was directed to explore the Giacobini-Zinner comet, the spacecraft (artist’s rendition below, right)was named by its ... altro »

Today in History: First spacecraft to closely encounter a comet
On September 11, 1985 — 29 years ago today — the International Cometary Explorer (ICE) became the first spacecraft to closely encounter a comet when it passed through the tail of comet Giacobini-Zinner. This comet’s central core is estimated to be about 1.25 miles in diameter (2.0 kilometers), and it takes 6.6 earth years to orbit the sun. As a typical comet gets closer to the sun on its highly elliptical orbit around the sun, the comet's core emits gas that forms an atmosphere around the comet — known as a “coma.” A spray of this gas, along with bits of rock and dust, stream out from the comet, forming a “comet tail.” ICE was directed to pass through this tail of comet Giacobini-Zinner..

Before ICE was directed to explore the Giacobini-Zinner comet, the spacecraft (artist’s rendition below, right) was named by its primary mission, the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3). Launched on August 12, 1978, the satellite was part of a 3-spacecraft international cooperative program between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) to study the interaction of the solar wind with the Earth’s magnetosphere. Once this mission had successfully concluded, NASA directed the spacecraft to fly through the tail of Giacobini-Zinner. After the successful flyby of this comet and then increasingly infrequent contact with the spacecraft, NASA eventually ended communications with ICE in 1997.

Interestingly, as civilization evolves and crowdfunding incrementally replaces nationalistic-government functions, a private team, the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, with NASA’s approval, decided to raise money in order to re-establish contact with ICE/ISEE-3 and direct it to continue taking measurements of solar wind — instructing the 36-year old spacecraft to re-commence its primary purpose. Using the crowdfunding platform, rockethub.com, the team exceeded its $125,000 crowdfunding goal [http://www.rockethub.com/42228]. Just last week, the team issued the following statement:  On September 4 [2014] we attempted to contact ISEE-3 from the Morehead State University dish. Our plan was to switch antennas and to change antenna orientation. We were unable to make contact with ISEE-3 although we can still hear it. The next attempt to contact and command ISEE-3 will be attempted next week. On Monday of this week, the team reported: The SETI Institute Allen Array has been listening to ISEE-3 transponder B and will now start listening to transponder A.

Sources:
•http://space.about.com/od/spacemissions/p/iseeiceinfo.htm
•http://www.space.com/26570-vintage-nasa-spacecraft-still-has-fuel.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Cometary_Explorer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21P/Giacobini%E2%80%93Zinner
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_tail
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coma_(cometary)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_periodic_comets
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid
•http://science.nasa.gov/missions/isee/
•http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/37963?uid=3739696&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104146356041coet
•http://www.space.com/25918-crowdfunding-goal-reboot-isee3-spacecraft.html
•https://twitter.com/ISEE3Reboot
•https://plus.google.com/110871408384252629393/posts?hl=en

Image credit:
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Com_21PGiacobiniZinner
•http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/isee-3_0.jpeg (artist conception)___

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2014-09-10 06:17:06 (34 comments, 37 reshares, 186 +1s) 

Today in History: CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Begins Operations
On September 10, 2008 — 6 years ago today — CERN scientists successfully fired the first protons around the main ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator; it was built on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, although most of the tunnel ring is in France. The LHC was constructed in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries and with 100s of universities and scientific laboratories. 

The circular tunnel that houses the LHC is 17 miles (27 kilometers) in circumference, buried at a depth range representing about a 15 story-building in feet to about a 50-story building in feet (164 to 574 feet or 50 to 175 meters below ground); the concrete-lined tunnel is 12 feet wide (3.8 meters). It was built between 1983 and1988, an... altro »

Today in History: CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Begins Operations
On September 10, 2008 — 6 years ago today — CERN scientists successfully fired the first protons around the main ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator; it was built on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, although most of the tunnel ring is in France. The LHC was constructed in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries and with 100s of universities and scientific laboratories. 

The circular tunnel that houses the LHC is 17 miles (27 kilometers) in circumference, buried at a depth range representing about a 15 story-building in feet to about a 50-story building in feet (164 to 574 feet or 50 to 175 meters below ground); the concrete-lined tunnel is 12 feet wide (3.8 meters). It was built between 1983 and 1988, and it was used for electron-positron collisions before it was converted for use as a large hadron collider to enable energy collisions more than 7 times any predecessor collider.

Inside the LHC accelerator, 2 high-energy particle beams travel near the speed of light before they are directed to collide. The beams are traveling in opposite directions in separate pipes, or tubes, which are kept at ultrahigh vacuum. Superconducting electromagnets guide the beams around the accelerator ring. These electromagnets are constructed from specialized electric cable coils that are cooled to -271.3°C — a temperature colder than outer space. Such cooling is achieved by a liquid helium distribution system.

The collision data is analyzed by a grid-based computer network — the largest such infrastructure in the world — comprising 170 computing centers across 36 countries. The LHC uses 7 detectors which have been built in large caverns excavated at the LHC’s intersection points. The 7 detectors are as follows: 

(1) ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus), used to observe phenomena involving highly massive particles with unprecedented energy. 

(2) CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid), used to investigate the Higgs boson, extra dimensions, and potential dark matter particles. In July 2012, along with ATLAS, the CMS tentatively discovered the Higgs Boson.

(3) ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), optimized to study heavy-ion collisions where quarks and gluons are freed — such as the condition that is believed to have existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang before quarks and gluons bound together to form hadrons and heavier particles. 

(4) LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty), used to explore and explain matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe.

(5) MoEDAL (Monopole and Exotics Detector At the LHC), used to directly search for the magnetic monopole or dyon and other highly ionizing stable massive particles and pseudo-stable massive particles. The grand unified and superstring theories predict the existence of these elementary particles.

(6) TOTEM (TOTal Elastic and diffractive cross section Measurement), used to measure total cross section, elastic scattering, and diffractive processes of colliding particles.

(7) LHCf (Large Hadron Collider forward), used to study the particles generated in the “forward” area of collisions — those particles almost directly in line with colliding proton beams. The aim is to help explain the origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider
•http://timeline.web.cern.ch/timelines/the-history-of-cern/overlay
•http://www.stfc.ac.uk/646.aspx
•http://home.web.cern.ch/about
•http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider
•http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140623-higgs-boson-large-hadron-collider-science-lhc/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchrotron
•http://www.uslhc.us/What_is_the_LHC
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATLAS_experiment
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Muon_Solenoid
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALICE:_A_Large_Ion_Collider_Experiment
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LHCb
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoEDAL_experiment
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOTEM
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LHCf
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Large_Hadron_Collider_experiments

Photo credit:
•CERN: http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider

PLEASE NOTE: I am not omniscient, so i use as many sources as my time permits in creating a history post. I am also human, so i am perfectly fallible (haha). Sometimes, i find that valid sources seem to contradict each other or do not confirm each other’s statements; so i try to omit such controversial data if sources are of approximate validity. If you know from your reading or experience that there are errors in this post, please let me know in comments below and please try to provide links to substantiate your points of concern. Thanks for your help.___

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2014-09-09 06:20:28 (8 comments, 20 reshares, 61 +1s) 

Today in History: First “computer bug” found
On September 9, 1947 — 67 years ago today — an entry was made in Harvard’s Mark II computer log book with this comment: “First actual case of a bug being found.” The bug was a moth that had become trapped between the points of a relay, and it had actually caused the computer to stop functioning. The computer operators carefully removed the moth with a tweezers and affixed it to the Mark II log with scotch tape.

The famous female computer pioneer, Admiral Grace Hopper, who worked with Harvard’s Mark II computer, was fond of telling this story about the moth getting caught in the computer and impeding its operation. Grace, as a joke, referred to this process of correcting computer impediments as “debugging.”

While the term “bug” had long been used by engineers to refer to problems in any apparatus, plan, orsystem, Grace’s use of ... altro »

Today in History: First “computer bug” found
On September 9, 1947 — 67 years ago today — an entry was made in Harvard’s Mark II computer log book with this comment: “First actual case of a bug being found.” The bug was a moth that had become trapped between the points of a relay, and it had actually caused the computer to stop functioning. The computer operators carefully removed the moth with a tweezers and affixed it to the Mark II log with scotch tape.

The famous female computer pioneer, Admiral Grace Hopper, who worked with Harvard’s Mark II computer, was fond of telling this story about the moth getting caught in the computer and impeding its operation. Grace, as a joke, referred to this process of correcting computer impediments as “debugging.”

While the term “bug” had long been used by engineers to refer to problems in any apparatus, plan, or system, Grace’s use of the term “debugging” — in her many humorous educational talks that helped to popularize computers — has helped to make that term part of a standard computer glossary.

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/September/9/ 
•http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/09/18/the-very-first-computer-bug/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debugging
•http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823938778/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0823938778&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=ULU3JBVVBOAS5JSK

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bug#mediaviewer/File:H96566k.jpg___

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2014-09-08 14:47:48 (6 comments, 19 reshares, 62 +1s) 

Evolution of the Desktop
Fascinating, when you think about how the PC (desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone) has been responsible for the dematerialization of so many items, gadgets, stand-alone tools.

We came a long way huh I still miss the good ol days tho lol

See more stuff at : http://goo.gl/gCtS0P___Evolution of the Desktop
Fascinating, when you think about how the PC (desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone) has been responsible for the dematerialization of so many items, gadgets, stand-alone tools.

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2014-09-08 12:34:21 (4 comments, 29 reshares, 84 +1s) 

Today in Art History: Michelangelo unveils the Statue of David to public
On September 8, 1504 — 510 years ago today — Michelangelo’s Statue of David was unveiled where it had been positioned in a public square in Florence, Italy — after it had been moved the half mile from Michelangelo's workshop, a task that took 4 days.

Michelangelo, at age 26, began carving the statue on September 13, 1501, and he worked on David for more than 2 years. As the statue neared completion, political leaders decided that it should be placed next to the entrance of the Florence Town Hall. Today, it has been replaced there by a replica; the original David has been kept since 1873 at the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.

Previously, artists' depictions of David from the biblical story about David confronting a giant warrior, Goliath, had portrayed David in battle or standingvictori... altro »

Today in Art History: Michelangelo unveils the Statue of David to public
On September 8, 1504 — 510 years ago today — Michelangelo’s Statue of David was unveiled where it had been positioned in a public square in Florence, Italy — after it had been moved the half mile from Michelangelo's workshop, a task that took 4 days.

Michelangelo, at age 26, began carving the statue on September 13, 1501, and he worked on David for more than 2 years. As the statue neared completion, political leaders decided that it should be placed next to the entrance of the Florence Town Hall. Today, it has been replaced there by a replica; the original David has been kept since 1873 at the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.

Previously, artists' depictions of David from the biblical story about David confronting a giant warrior, Goliath, had portrayed David in battle or standing victorious after the battle. Michelangelo's portrayal appears to show David after he made the decision to fight Goliath, but before the battle had begun.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_(Michelangelo)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Vecchio
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_della_Signoria
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galleria_dell%27Accademia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_(Michelangelo)#mediaviewer/File:David_von_Michelangelo.jpg

#history   #arthistory  ___

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2014-09-07 21:12:48 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 64 +1s) 

Today in History: Image transmitted for first time by electronic means
On September 7, 1927 — 87 years ago today — a television pioneer, only 21-years-old, Philo T. Farnsworth, succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means. Other inventors previously had succeeded in sending images and even moving pictures through wires with the help of rotating metal disks. But Farnsworth was the first inventor to use his subsequently patented “image dissector” to convert an image of a single line rubbed across a smoked carbon glass slide into an electronic signal, the basis of virtually all subsequent commercial televisions. When Farnsworth placed the straight line image between his image dissector and a carbon arc lamp, it showed up clearly on a receiver in another room. 

Farnsworth went on to build the world’s first functional all-electronic television system, usingelectronic... altro »

Today in History: Image transmitted for first time by electronic means
On September 7, 1927 — 87 years ago today — a television pioneer, only 21-years-old, Philo T. Farnsworth, succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means. Other inventors previously had succeeded in sending images and even moving pictures through wires with the help of rotating metal disks. But Farnsworth was the first inventor to use his subsequently patented “image dissector” to convert an image of a single line rubbed across a smoked carbon glass slide into an electronic signal, the basis of virtually all subsequent commercial televisions. When Farnsworth placed the straight line image between his image dissector and a carbon arc lamp, it showed up clearly on a receiver in another room. 

Farnsworth went on to build the world’s first functional all-electronic television system, using electronic scanning in both the pickup (TV camera) and display (TV set) devices. He also went on to make a number of key innovations — a defense early warning signal, submarine detection devices, radar calibration equipment, an infrared telescope, and a particular radar display, called a PPI (plan position indicator), which was slow-to-fade and used by air traffic controllers, ship navigators, and meteorologists. Farnsworth received over 100 patents for inventions [see http://philotfarnsworth.com/PatentList.htm].
 
Sources:
•http://www.timelines.ws/subjects/Television.HTML
•http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/990907onthisday.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_dissector
•http://www.bairdtelevision.com/farnsworth.html
•http://www.byhigh.org/History/Farnsworth/PhiloT1924.html
•http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2001/01-36.jsp
•http://www.thehistoryoftelevision.com/
•http://www.tvhistory.tv/early_inventors.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_position_indicator
•http://philotfarnsworth.com/PatentList.htm
•http://www.biography.com/people/philo-t-farnsworth-40273#early-life

Image credits:
•http://www.byhigh.org/History/Farnsworth/aaa3farnsworthwithtube.jpg
•http://philotfarnsworth.com/DissectorReplica.gif

#history #techhistory___

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2014-09-06 16:33:49 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Governments subsidizing plundering of the seas
Richard Branson, as usual, asks a very important question: Why are governments subsidizing the plundering of fish species? 9 out of 10 fish species in the oceans are classified as “exploited, over-exploited, or collapsed” — compared to none in the 1950s.

Why are we paying to destroy the high seas? virg.in/3x0ij #readbyrichard via +Virgin Unite ___Governments subsidizing plundering of the seas
Richard Branson, as usual, asks a very important question: Why are governments subsidizing the plundering of fish species? 9 out of 10 fish species in the oceans are classified as “exploited, over-exploited, or collapsed” — compared to none in the 1950s.

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2014-09-06 10:32:06 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 38 +1s) 

Today in History: Magellan’s Reduced Crew Completes 1st Circumnavigation of World
On September 6, 1522 — 592 years ago today — Magellan’s second in command, Juan Sebastián Elcano, completed the circumnavigation of the globe that Magellan commanded at its launch from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain on September 20, 1519. The primary aim of the expedition was to find a western route to the Moluccas, Indonesian islands known for their delicious spices. The mission achieved its aim, but hundreds died in the effort, including Magellan, and the expedition took almost 3 full years.

When Magellan set sail from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain on September 20, 1519, his Spanish fleet — the Armada de Molucca — consisted of 5 ships:

(1) the Trinidad (110 tons, crew 55), a small, highly maneuverable sailing vessel, under Magellan's command, 
(2) the SanAntonio (120 to... altro »

Today in History: Magellan’s Reduced Crew Completes 1st Circumnavigation of World
On September 6, 1522 — 592 years ago today — Magellan’s second in command, Juan Sebastián Elcano, completed the circumnavigation of the globe that Magellan commanded at its launch from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain on September 20, 1519. The primary aim of the expedition was to find a western route to the Moluccas, Indonesian islands known for their delicious spices. The mission achieved its aim, but hundreds died in the effort, including Magellan, and the expedition took almost 3 full years.

When Magellan set sail from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain on September 20, 1519, his Spanish fleet — the Armada de Molucca — consisted of 5 ships:

(1) the Trinidad (110 tons, crew 55), a small, highly maneuverable sailing vessel, under Magellan's command, 
(2) the San Antonio (120 tons; crew 60), commanded by Alvaro de Mesquito, 
(3) the Concepcion (90 tons, crew 45), commanded by Gaspar de Quesada,
(4) the Victoria (85 tons, crew 43), commanded by Louis de Mendoza, which carried supplies and provisions. 
(5) the Santiago (75 tons, crew 32), commanded by Juan Rodriguez Serrano. 

Of all 5 ships, only the Victoria, under a new commander, Juan Sebastián Elcano, returned to Spain. 

Earlier in the global journey, Juan Sebastián Elcano participated in a fierce mutiny against Magellan — on April 1, 1520, before Magellan had discovered a passage through South America to the Pacific Ocean (now called the Strait of Magellan). The mutiny was led by Juan de Cartageña, who had been named “Inspector General” of the fleet by King Charles V of Spain, the primary financial backer of the journey. Cartageña disagreed with Magellan’s course, so Cartageña led an uprising by arresting the captain of the San Antonio; his co-conspirators included the crews of the Concepcion and the Victoria. Magellan successfully quelled the uprising, but many of the mutineers were executed. Magellan spared Elcano — he served 5 months hard labor in chains. Juan de Cartageña was marooned by Magellan in what is now Argentina and was never heard from again. At the end of April (1520) shortly after the mutiny, the Santiago was caught in a storm and wrecked as it was out on a mission to find a passage westward. Six months later, the San Antonio, instead of completing an exploration mission along the South American coast, sailed back to Spain.

Reduced to 3 ships, Magellan’s fleet finally found the Pacific Ocean on November 28. Magellan actually named the ocean, “Mar Pacifico” — Portuguese for “peaceful sea.” By April 1521, the fleet reached the Philippines. Because Magellan was a staunch Christian evangelist, he worked to convert all the indigenous people he encountered to Christianity. He even threatened to kill chieftains who resisted Christian conversion. Most chieftains converted, but one king of the small Mactan island, Lapu-Lapu, refused and Magellan’s men burned houses in his village. Magellan had intended to intimidate the natives, but his brutal actions instead inflamed their anger. Magellan subsequently lost his life on April 27, 1521 in a battle with Lapu-Lapu and his people that is celebrated today in Philippine culture — Lapu-Lapu is honored as the first “national hero” to resist foreign rule. 

Shortly thereafter, Juan Sebastián Elcano emerged as a leader of the two remaining ships — the Victoria and Trinidad. Finally, on November 6, 1521, under Elcano’s leadership, the two ships reached the destination of the mission, the Moluccas — the Spice Islands. The crews rested for a month and filled the ships’ holds with precious spices. On December 21, 1521, Elcano sets sail west in the Victoria to return home via the Cape of Good Hope. The Trinidad left the Moluccas about 3 months later, but returned to the Moluccas after developing an irreparable leak.

On May 22, 1522, in the single remaining ship, the Victoria, Elcano passed the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Atlantic Ocean. On September 6, 1522, with just a small fraction of the 235+ crew that started the expedition, Elcano and the Victoria returned to port in Sanlúcar de Barrameda; and Elcano became the first individual to circumnavigate the world (with about 17 other survivors of the original expedition).

Sources:
•http://www.timelines.ws/days/09_06.HTML
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/magellans-expedition-circumnavigates-globe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumnavigation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Magellan
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Sebasti%C3%A1n_Elcano
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_(ship)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maluku_Islands
•http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-surprising-facts-about-magellans-circumnavigation-of-the-globe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Magellan's_circumnavigation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanl%C3%BAcar_de_Barrameda
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armada_de_Molucca
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_(ship)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_de_Cartagena
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_Serr%C3%A3o
•http://coloquio.com/famosos/elcano.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_V,_Holy_Roman_Emperor
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ocean
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mactan
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mactan

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Magellan's_circumnavigation#mediaviewer/File:Magellan_Elcano_Circumnavigation-en.svg
•Replica of Victoria:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Sebasti%C3%A1n_Elcano#mediaviewer/File:NaoVictoria.JPG

#history #techhistory #magellan___

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2014-09-05 12:11:00 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 95 +1s) 

Today in History: Voyager I is Launched to Explore Jupiter, Saturn, and Beyond
On September 5, 1977 — 37 years ago today — NASA launched Voyager I, the first space expedition to study the outer solar system. NASA is still in communications with the Voyager I through the earth-based “Deep Space Network” (DNS). In August 2012, Voyager 1 made the historic entry into “interstellar space,” the region between stars that is  filled with material ejected by the death of nearby stars millions of years ago. 
 
Voyager I’s primary mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn. After making a number of discoveries as it flew by these planets — like active volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Lo and intricacies of Saturn's rings — the mission changed to investigate the outermost edge of the Sun’s domain — the “heliopause” and beyond. Voyager I will be wandering the Milky Way— most likely for a long, lo... altro »

Today in History: Voyager I is Launched to Explore Jupiter, Saturn, and Beyond
On September 5, 1977 — 37 years ago today — NASA launched Voyager I, the first space expedition to study the outer solar system. NASA is still in communications with the Voyager I through the earth-based “Deep Space Network” (DNS). In August 2012, Voyager 1 made the historic entry into “interstellar space,” the region between stars that is  filled with material ejected by the death of nearby stars millions of years ago. 
 
Voyager I’s primary mission was to explore Jupiter and Saturn. After making a number of discoveries as it flew by these planets — like active volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Lo and intricacies of Saturn's rings — the mission changed to investigate the outermost edge of the Sun’s domain — the “heliopause” and beyond. Voyager I will be wandering the Milky Way — most likely for a long, long time.

Sources:
•http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliosphere#Heliopause
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Deep_Space_Network

Image credit:
•http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Titan_3E_with_Voyager_1.jpg

#history   #techhistory  ___

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2014-09-04 13:08:08 (13 comments, 83 reshares, 160 +1s) 

Today in History: Google Opens First Bank Account; Files to Become California Corporation
On September 4, 1998 — 16 years ago today (Google is old enough to drive, thus Google driverless cars, haha) — Larry Page and Sergey Brin filed to incorporate Google in California and opened Google’s first bank account, so they could deposit a $100,000 check that Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun, had written to “Google Inc.”

Just the previous month, August 1998 — after attempting for over a year to find a business interested in buying the google search algorithm for a reasonable price (like the $1.6 million suggested price that Larry and Sergey had offered to sell it to Excite) and after realizing just how their invention could change the world — Larry and Sergey decided they should start their own company. Dave Cheriton, a Stanford professor, had encouraged them to launch theirown enterpris... altro »

Today in History: Google Opens First Bank Account; Files to Become California Corporation
On September 4, 1998 — 16 years ago today (Google is old enough to drive, thus Google driverless cars, haha) — Larry Page and Sergey Brin filed to incorporate Google in California and opened Google’s first bank account, so they could deposit a $100,000 check that Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun, had written to “Google Inc.”

Just the previous month, August 1998 — after attempting for over a year to find a business interested in buying the google search algorithm for a reasonable price (like the $1.6 million suggested price that Larry and Sergey had offered to sell it to Excite) and after realizing just how their invention could change the world — Larry and Sergey decided they should start their own company. Dave Cheriton, a Stanford professor, had encouraged them to launch their own enterprise, and he wanted to help them get some initial funding. Professor Cheriton had co-founded a company with Andy Bechtolsheim, and Dave thought Andy would be willing to provide some funding. A meeting was arranged quickly with Andy on Professor Cheriton’s porch. At 8:00 A.M., Larry and Sergey gave a demo to Andy (Cheriton’s porch had an ethernet connection). Andy was very impressed; but he didn’t have much time to talk because he had to get to his office. So he quickly wrote out a $100,000 check to “Google Inc.” Sergey stated, “We don’t have a bank account yet.” Andy, racing off in his Porche, yelled back, “Deposit it when you get one.”

So today, September 4, Larry and Sergey opened a checking account so they could deposit Andy’s check and get the ball rolling.
 
Sources:
•http://www.google.com/about/company/history/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Bechtolsheim
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cheriton
•http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/technology/26sun.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
•http://archive.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/09/dayintech_0907
•http://techland.time.com/2012/09/27/google-turns-14-today-was-initially-called-backrub/
•In the Plex by Steven Levy: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416596585/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1416596585&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=3WTRPG6LV5T4JPEI

Image credit:
•http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LytDvk2GsWk/UV0asrugOXI/AAAAAAAACqk/9lMwqdnYf-A/s1600/google01.jpg

#history #techhistory #google  ___

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2014-09-04 01:01:18 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 54 +1s) 

Today in History: First public showing of first car built in Flint, Michigan
On September 3, 1900 — 114 years ago today — the first car ever built in Flint, Michigan was debuted in a Labor Day parade. The “buzz-wagon,” as it was referred to, was designed and constructed by Charles H. Wisner, who built the car as a hobby. Flint, Michigan became the home of General Motors in 1908, and Wisner’s machine would be one of the only cars built in Flint that did not become part of the GMC enterprise. Only 3 Wisner buzz-wagons were ever made. [And i can’t find a reliably sourced photo of the buzz wagon.]

During the parade, Wisner’s car stalled and had to be removed from the parade route. Despite its ill-fated buzz-wagon, Flint, Michigan quickly became the home of the U.S. automobile industry. In 1935, the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union was formed in nearby Detroit, and theUAW led a sit... altro »

Today in History: First public showing of first car built in Flint, Michigan
On September 3, 1900 — 114 years ago today — the first car ever built in Flint, Michigan was debuted in a Labor Day parade. The “buzz-wagon,” as it was referred to, was designed and constructed by Charles H. Wisner, who built the car as a hobby. Flint, Michigan became the home of General Motors in 1908, and Wisner’s machine would be one of the only cars built in Flint that did not become part of the GMC enterprise. Only 3 Wisner buzz-wagons were ever made. [And i can’t find a reliably sourced photo of the buzz wagon.]

During the parade, Wisner’s car stalled and had to be removed from the parade route. Despite its ill-fated buzz-wagon, Flint, Michigan quickly became the home of the U.S. automobile industry. In 1935, the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union was formed in nearby Detroit, and the UAW led a sit-down strike (workers physically occupied the plant) at the General Motors Flint plan, because working conditions were horrible. The strike’s negotiated ending called for General Motors to recognize the UAW, and ultimately working conditions and individual workers' salaries vastly improved. For a long time after World War II, Flint had the highest average per-household income of any U.S. city. General Motors closed its last plant in the city in 1999, and Flint is struggling economically today — having an unemployment rate nearly double the national average and ranked by Forbes as one of the “most dangerous cities” in the U.S.

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charles-wisners-buzz-wagon-debuts-in-flint
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint,_Michigan
•http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2104&dat=20070607&id=i6U1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=axMGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2597,5307
•http://buickcity.blogspot.com/2011/09/weston-mott-factories-at-buick.html
•http://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-flint-michigan-dangerous-2013-6
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_Sit-Down_Strike
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sit-down-strike-begins-in-flint
•http://www.uaw.org/articles/remembering-iconic-flint-sit-down-strike-1937
•http://blogs.suntimes.com/hoekstra/2009/09/walking_through_a_legacy_flint.html

Image credit:
•http://blogs.suntimes.com/hoekstra/Old%20Flint%20Picture.jpg

#history   #techhistory  ___

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2014-09-03 16:37:56 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s) 

New Zealand Basketball Players in War Dance
Wow - i wonder if the NBA will require these dances next. Haha. I usually don't make posts on sports, but i found this short clip fascinating. Apparently, New Zealand culture includes the haka dance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haka

New Zealand Basketball Players in War Dance
Wow - i wonder if the NBA will require these dances next. Haha. I usually don't make posts on sports, but i found this short clip fascinating. Apparently, New Zealand culture includes the haka dance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haka___

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2014-09-02 19:23:03 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 73 +1s) 

Today in History: Ford Introduced the “Falcon”
On September 2, 1959 — 55 years ago today — Henry Ford II introduced the Ford Falcon as “the small car with the big car feel.” The Falcon was Ford’s attempt to downsize a segment of its cars, after years of building, along with its U.S. competitors, long and wide, gas guzzling, fancy-finned cars. The Falcon got 30 miles-per-gallon gas performance and was designed to minimize cost and size. 

If you are old enough, you may remember that Robert S. McNamara was Defense Secretary during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations of the 1960s. But prior to his time in these administrations, McNamara was a top executive at Ford Motor Company. Interestingly, the story goes, when McNamara was General Manager of the Ford Division at Ford Motor, he drew up the specs of the Falcon on the back of a church program during a Sunday churchservice in 195... altro »

Today in History: Ford Introduced the “Falcon”
On September 2, 1959 — 55 years ago today — Henry Ford II introduced the Ford Falcon as “the small car with the big car feel.” The Falcon was Ford’s attempt to downsize a segment of its cars, after years of building, along with its U.S. competitors, long and wide, gas guzzling, fancy-finned cars. The Falcon got 30 miles-per-gallon gas performance and was designed to minimize cost and size. 

If you are old enough, you may remember that Robert S. McNamara was Defense Secretary during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations of the 1960s. But prior to his time in these administrations, McNamara was a top executive at Ford Motor Company. Interestingly, the story goes, when McNamara was General Manager of the Ford Division at Ford Motor, he drew up the specs of the Falcon on the back of a church program during a Sunday church service in 1957. At the time, McNamara conjectured that many Americans would buy an inexpensive second car that could be used by the typical stay-at-home mom during the day for running errands. In addition, it would compete with the lower-priced foreign models that had begun to penetrate the U.S. market.

Ford’s chief rivals — General Motors (GMC), Chrysler, and American Motors (AMC) — were thinking along the same lines, and they each introduced a smaller, lighter car with much better gas mileage than the typical grand box cars of the 1950s, about the same time the Falcon was introduced. GMC/Chevrolet introduced the Corvair; Chrysler/Plymouth introduced the Valiant; and AMC introduced the Nash Rambler (actually, in the early 1950s, but the Rambler’s market share was small and it was a heavier car than the 1959 Falcon, Corvair, and Valiant models). The Falcon outsold the Corvair, Valiant, and Rambler during its first year — 417,174 units sold. And before long, the Falcon was responsible for a quarter of Ford’s total sales. The Falcon was so successful that McNamara was named president of Ford in 1960, but he only served for two months before accepting President Kennedy’s offer to become his Secretary of Defense.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon_(North_America) 
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-introduces-the-compact-fuel-efficient-falcon
•http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/mcnamara-the-father-of-the-ford-falcon/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
•http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1960-1965-ford-falcon1.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvair
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Valiant
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambler_American
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Rambler

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon#mediaviewer/File:1960-Ford-Falcon-4dr-Sed.jpg

#history #techhistory #Falcon___

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2014-09-02 17:55:33 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s) 

CEO caught kicking dog; resigns his position
Social media is having a positive effect in highlighting unacceptable behavior — like kicking a helpless dog. Shameful behavior caught on video today can spread like wildfire. And then self-organizing, passionate people become motivated to learn the details of the situation, coalesce in virtual space to apply pressure once the misconduct is clearly understood, and suddenly a man who was CEO of a multi-billion dollar company before kicking the dog is now no longer CEO.

Is this sort of viral shaming good? Are there any problems with it? 

My feeling is that any human being who kicks a helpless animal 1/10th his size that he's controlling with a leash does have a severe personality problem that needs to be addressed. I'm happy to see the CEO has apologized for his actions, is contributing $100,000 to establish a foundationto... altro »

CEO caught kicking dog; resigns his position
Social media is having a positive effect in highlighting unacceptable behavior — like kicking a helpless dog. Shameful behavior caught on video today can spread like wildfire. And then self-organizing, passionate people become motivated to learn the details of the situation, coalesce in virtual space to apply pressure once the misconduct is clearly understood, and suddenly a man who was CEO of a multi-billion dollar company before kicking the dog is now no longer CEO.

Is this sort of viral shaming good? Are there any problems with it? 

My feeling is that any human being who kicks a helpless animal 1/10th his size that he's controlling with a leash does have a severe personality problem that needs to be addressed. I'm happy to see the CEO has apologized for his actions, is contributing $100,000 to establish a foundation to help animals, and has agreed to attend anger-management counseling. (Many of us could use anger management techniques.)___

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2014-09-01 17:37:25 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 46 +1s) 

Happy Labor Day! 

Party machines

#laborday   #toastingbots   #iamgeek  ___Happy Labor Day! 

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2014-09-01 17:32:47 (163 comments, 128 reshares, 661 +1s) 

Gorilla reunites with man who raised Gorilla
This is a touching story (only 4 minute video) about Damian Aspinall, who raised a Gorilla for years and then released him to a wildlife conservation area in West Africa. The Gorilla had been exceptionally unfriendly to humans who had tried to approach him while in this wildlife area. When Damian returned 5 years after the Gorilla's release, their reunited experience is shown in the video. 

Mood music:
Peaches & Herb - Reunited

Gorilla reunites with man that saved him

Gorilla reunites with man who raised Gorilla
This is a touching story (only 4 minute video) about Damian Aspinall, who raised a Gorilla for years and then released him to a wildlife conservation area in West Africa. The Gorilla had been exceptionally unfriendly to humans who had tried to approach him while in this wildlife area. When Damian returned 5 years after the Gorilla's release, their reunited experience is shown in the video. 

Mood music:
Peaches & Herb - Reunited

Gorilla reunites with man that saved him___

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2014-09-01 04:22:50 (48 comments, 46 reshares, 208 +1s) 

Today in History: Sunken Titanic Found!
On September 1, 1985 — 29 years ago today and 73 years after it sank from hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage — the Titanic was finally found about 12,500 feet (3,800 m) below the surface about 1,250 miles (2,012 km) from New York City and 370 miles (600 km) from Halifax. The ship split in two, with the front of the ship mostly intact [see photo below]. The stern (rear end) of the ship was completely wrecked, as decks pancaked on top of each other as the stern crashed into the bottom of the ocean.

Immediately after the Titanic sunk, families of a number of wealthy victims of the tragedy — the Astors, Guggenheims, and Wideners — contracted a wrecking company to raise the ship. This project was eventually abandoned, inasmuch as it could not be determined precisely where the ship sank, and the depth in the area that the ship sank wastoo gre... altro »

Today in History: Sunken Titanic Found!
On September 1, 1985 — 29 years ago today and 73 years after it sank from hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage — the Titanic was finally found about 12,500 feet (3,800 m) below the surface about 1,250 miles (2,012 km) from New York City and 370 miles (600 km) from Halifax. The ship split in two, with the front of the ship mostly intact [see photo below]. The stern (rear end) of the ship was completely wrecked, as decks pancaked on top of each other as the stern crashed into the bottom of the ocean.

Immediately after the Titanic sunk, families of a number of wealthy victims of the tragedy — the Astors, Guggenheims, and Wideners — contracted a wrecking company to raise the ship. This project was eventually abandoned, inasmuch as it could not be determined precisely where the ship sank, and the depth in the area that the ship sank was too great to reach by any practical methods at the time. In 1914, an architect proposed attaching electromagnets to a submarine so that it would be drawn to the wreck’s steel hull. Once found, more electromagnets would be dropped from a fleet of barges that would attach to the Titantic and lift it to the surface. In 1953 and 1954, the founder of a marine salvage company tried to locate the sunken ship without any success. In the mid-1960s, a hosiery worker concocted a plan to locate the Titantic using a bathyscaphe and then attach nylon balloons to the hull to raise it to the surface. In the 1970s, another scheme was put forward to raise the ship by pumping either molten wax or vaseline into the hull, which would make the ship buoyant. Another proposal called for using ping-pong balls for the same purpose (except the pressure would crush them, haha); so another proposal involved using Benthos glass (which could withstand the pressure), except that the cost was hundreds of millions of dollars. One more proposal suggested pumping liquid nitrogen to the sea bed and freezing the area around the Titanic to encase it in ice, which would then float to the surface. Still, despite the seeming highly impractical nature of all these proposals, no one knew exactly where the Titanic was.

In the early 1980s, a Texas oilman raised money and set out to find the Titanic’s location. After 3 attempts, nothing had been found that scientists could endorse. At the same time in the early 1980s, Dr. Robert Ballard was secretly working with the U.S. Navy to try to locate two nuclear submarines —  the U.S.S. Thresher and U.S.S. Scorpion — that were lost in the North Atlantic in depths of up to 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Dr. Ballard, working with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and funded by the U.S. Navy, had created an unmanned deep-towed undersea video camera sled, called the Argo, to search for these ships. The Navy implied that if Ballard had completed the Navy’s mission then he could use whatever time was left to look for the Titanic; and Ballard said the Navy Secretary knew of this plan. So once Ballard finished up the Navy work, he focused immediately on the Titanic debris field and on September 1, 1985, the Argo located the Titanic’s boiler.

YouTube:
•Titanic - 1912 Original Video Footage
•The Titanic Discovery: Professor Robert Ballard

Sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/03/science/wreckage-of-titanic-reported-discovered-12000-feet-down.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic
•http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080602-titanic-secret.html
•http://www.planet-science.com/categories/over-11s/technology/2012/04/finding-the-titanic.aspx
•http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/15/the-man-who-found-the-titanic-a-tale-of-a-secret-expedition.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreck_of_the_RMS_Titanic
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risdon_Beazley
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathyscaphe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argo_(ROV)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Scorpion_(SSN-589)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)

Image sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic#mediaviewer/File:RMS_Titanic_3.jpg
•National Geographic video frame

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

#history #techhistory #Titanic___

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2014-08-31 21:08:56 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s) 

Today in History: Edison granted patent for Kinetographic Camera
On August 31, 1897 — 123 years ago today — Thomas Edison was granted a U.S. patent for his Kinetographic camera, which used 35mm film to record images. Edison described, in a caveat filing (stipulation) with the Patents Office 9 years earlier, his proposed device would “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear” — record and reproduce motion. The Kinetographic camera was the forerunner of modern motion picture cameras.

Interestingly, Edison originally was motivated to develop the kinetographic camera as a way to increase sales on his earlier invention, the phonograph — by offering moving pictures with sound. But what an industry this invention helped to launch: the filmed entertainment industry total worldwide revenue is approaching $100 billion. 

YouTube:
Library of Congress — Anearly “movie” ... altro »

Today in History: Edison granted patent for Kinetographic Camera
On August 31, 1897 — 123 years ago today — Thomas Edison was granted a U.S. patent for his Kinetographic camera, which used 35mm film to record images. Edison described, in a caveat filing (stipulation) with the Patents Office 9 years earlier, his proposed device would “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear” — record and reproduce motion. The Kinetographic camera was the forerunner of modern motion picture cameras.

Interestingly, Edison originally was motivated to develop the kinetographic camera as a way to increase sales on his earlier invention, the phonograph — by offering moving pictures with sound. But what an industry this invention helped to launch: the filmed entertainment industry total worldwide revenue is approaching $100 billion. 

YouTube:
Library of Congress — An early “movie” captured on the Edison Kinetographic camera — of an individual sneezing.
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, Jan. 7, 1894

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edison-patents-the-kinetograph
•http://inventors.about.com/od/kstartinventions/a/Kinetoscope_2.htm
•http://thestandardedition.com/2010/08/31/edison-and-the-kinetographic-camera/
•http://filmstudies.yale.edu/thomas-edison-and-his-kinetographic-motion-pictures
•http://www.google.com/patents/US589168
•http://www.statista.com/statistics/259985/global-filmed-entertainment-revenue/
•http://www.statisticbrain.com/motion-picture-industry-statistics/ [warning: turn down volume on this link, haha]

Image credits:
•http://www.google.com/patents/US589168
•http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/52/79852-050-7CFD5CA5.jpg

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

#history   #techhistory  ___

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2014-08-31 16:14:30 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s) 

Easy Come; Easy Go
“It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.” ~Bill Bryson

quotation from A Short History of Nearly Everything
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FBFNII/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000FBFNII&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=XUM23HB4EF2E32HS

and a tune that comes to my ancient mind, haha ... 
Easy Come, Easy Go - Bobby Sherman

Easy Come; Easy Go
“It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.” ~Bill Bryson

quotation from A Short History of Nearly Everything
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FBFNII/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000FBFNII&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=XUM23HB4EF2E32HS

and a tune that comes to my ancient mind, haha ... 
Easy Come, Easy Go - Bobby Sherman___

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2014-08-31 14:32:10 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s) 

Fighting in Iraq: Religious or Oil Based?
Are the various fighting factions in Iraq driven more (1) by passionate religious beliefs or more (2) by a desire to control territory rich in oil resources? Or is this simple bifurcated question unfair in a region with outsider interference?

References:
•http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/oil-tanker-with-100-million-cargo-goes-missing-off-texas-coast-9699555.html
•http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/31/newser-oil-tanker-vanishes-coast-guard-texas/14898541/
•http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/circling-united-kalavrvta-oil-tanker-may-soon-get-ok-to-land-1.2747501
•http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/8308/20140829/tanker-carrying-100-million-kurdish-oil-vanishes-texas.htm

PLEASE NOTE: I am not omniscient, so i use as many sources as my time permits for all the statements i make.Sometim... altro »

Fighting in Iraq: Religious or Oil Based?
Are the various fighting factions in Iraq driven more (1) by passionate religious beliefs or more (2) by a desire to control territory rich in oil resources? Or is this simple bifurcated question unfair in a region with outsider interference?

References:
•http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/oil-tanker-with-100-million-cargo-goes-missing-off-texas-coast-9699555.html
•http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/31/newser-oil-tanker-vanishes-coast-guard-texas/14898541/
•http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/circling-united-kalavrvta-oil-tanker-may-soon-get-ok-to-land-1.2747501
•http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/8308/20140829/tanker-carrying-100-million-kurdish-oil-vanishes-texas.htm

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

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2014-08-30 16:05:40 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 43 +1s) 

Today in History: First packet switching node delivered
On August 30, 1969 — 45 years ago today — the first packet switching node (IMP, for Interface Message Processor) was delivered to UCLA. Specifications for the IMP were prepared in 1968, and a Cambridge, Massachusetts computer company founded by MIT professors and one of their students, Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN), had been selected to build the IMP and deliver it to UCLA for its participation in ARPANET — the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) NETwork. The ARPANET was the precursor to today’s internet, and the IMP was the first gateway generation of today’s “routers.”

On a funny note, Wes Clark (today, frequently called “one of the fathers of the personal computer”) suggested, as a way for computers across the country to interconnect with each other, inserting “a smallcomputer between each... altro »

Today in History: First packet switching node delivered
On August 30, 1969 — 45 years ago today — the first packet switching node (IMP, for Interface Message Processor) was delivered to UCLA. Specifications for the IMP were prepared in 1968, and a Cambridge, Massachusetts computer company founded by MIT professors and one of their students, Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN), had been selected to build the IMP and deliver it to UCLA for its participation in ARPANET — the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) NETwork. The ARPANET was the precursor to today’s internet, and the IMP was the first gateway generation of today’s “routers.”

On a funny note, Wes Clark (today, frequently called “one of the fathers of the personal computer”) suggested, as a way for computers across the country to interconnect with each other, inserting “a small computer between each host computer and the network of transmission lines.” This idea was accepted and the device Clark proposed was called the IMP — Interface Message Processor. U.S. Massachusetts Senator Kennedy sent a letter to BBN after it had been chosen to build the devices and congratulated the company on its contract to build the “Interfaith Message Processor.”

The first IMP was delivered to UCLA, and the second device was delivered to the Stanford Research Institute on October 1, 1969. The first test of the IMPs took place on October 29, 1969, and it was a success.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interface_Message_Processor
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
•http://www.lk.cs.ucla.edu/personal_history.html
•http://www.techopedia.com/definition/7692/interface-message-processor-imp
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBN_Technologies
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Kleinrock
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart

Image credit:
Leonard Kleinrock standing next to the first Interface Message Processor:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interface_Message_Processor#mediaviewer/File:Leonard-Kleinrock-and-IMP1.png

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

#history   #techhistory  ___

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