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Digital Dentistry Inc258Since their introduction, Google+ Hangouts on Air have become an amazingly powerful way to reach your audience via live interaction.  HOAs allow us to hold live webinars for both existing and potential patients to answer questions, talk about new procedures we're offering, inform about the newest trends and technologies, even have fun Events!  And after that, the HOAs are placed on your dental practice YouTube channel for future people to watch, be embedded on your website and social media, be included in e-newsletters, and more.  +Ronnie Bincer  , known as the Hangout Helper, is a coach, master trainer, and Google+ Trusted Tester. Every day he actively empowers entrepreneurs to harness technology and apply it to their own industries. Following his lead, thousands of people worldwide are mastering the use and power of social media, video, broadcast communications, and discoverability online.+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales Alex is a communication graduate student, teacher, and I suppose what has come to be known as brand voicer. With an interest in all things communication, Alex has explored Google+ as both herself and the brand SEOWiSE, a brand that has fallen in love with the Google Hangouts technology so much so that we have taken it to a new level. Using third-party technology, Livestream, John Ellis of SEOWiSE has discovered a way to combine the live audience interactivity of Hangouts-On-Air and the production quality of network broadcasting. Come learn from 2 top experts on HOAs, to learn how to reach out to your patients more easily than ever before.Digital Dentistry Inc: The Power of Hangouts on Air2014-10-11 19:00:0030 
Ammon Johns & Company265This is the pilot episode for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize"Featuring +Donald Brant and a guest appearance by +Stephanie Sims all joining me, +Ammon Johns for this pilot show.Ammonize is a new series in which I'll be sharing my unique approach to marketing.  Each week I'll be sharing my insights, processes, approaches and perspectives, from almost 20 years of experience as a leading Internet Marketing Consultant.  The aim is helping you to 'Ammonize' your own projects and business ventures by understanding exactly how I approach various marketing objectives and situations.What is really  special about the shows is that every other week, the show will be an hour of actual consulting, live on air.Real-world cases, real solutions, in real time!Please join me for this pilot show where my willing sacrifice wonderfully generous guest is +Donald Brant allowing me to share with you an hour of consultation on his business and marketing.  Join the show to lend him your own support, views, and insights, as I examine his business and marketing plans, evaluate his market position and align what he wants to achieve with the resources he has available.  The end result ... tune in to see!Ammonize - The Pilot Episode2014-08-09 20:00:002 
Christopher Vogelmann1,948Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = +Clarissa Silva That's the formula that describes our special guest this week who was featured in Times Square this year (See Trailer Photo).Clarissa Silva is a behavioral scientist and clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She created “You’re Just a Dumbass,” as a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On the blog, Clarisa shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives from 16 years of practice.Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the scientific blogging strategies that Clarissa Silva employs in order to create Massive Engagement.A frequent guest on Fox, NBC and Huffington Post, Clarissa, is an in-demand guest on the talk show circuit.  Get ready to learn about the scientific side of blogging and how you can engage your readers for greater responsiveness.Clarissa's PR Newswire Link:  http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/tag/clarissa-silva/ #behavioralmarketing   #behavioralscience   #bloggingtips   #influencers   #engagement   #relationshipmarketing  Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale2014-08-07 21:00:00112 
Sean Poluk4,836Come enjoy some great food  and drinks  with a side of Original blues, roots & more. Sean Poluk @ Gate 403 in Toronto2014-08-05 17:00:0018 
Social Media Hangout4,170Watch live and you have a chance to win a BETA invite code for Google Domains! Join us as we discuss a whole slew of topics related to SEO and Google Search. Recaps  and insights from MozCon 2014 with +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge  and listen in as we chat about the lack of updates on Penguin, and why we think that Google needs to adjust how they penalize those who break the rules.Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like  +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout, +Eric Enge, +Mark Traphagen,  +Shannon Hernandez  and maybe even a surprise panelist or two!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enterIn the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00143 
martin shervington789,648You 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 Hovnanian35,897Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!Most of us have heard the phrase "social proof" and seen/read discussions on the value of "engagement" in getting additional audience attention and actions.But how relevant is social proof? Is social proof really a factor, and if so, a good factor?This battle is between two professionals, one standing on the side of Social Proof, and the other believing that much of it is malarkey:In the Red Corner: +Dustin W. Stout:Dustin is a proponent of social proof, saying that "if you saw two restaurants on the street, one with a line out the door, and one without, which would you want to go to for dinner?"Get Dustin's full thoughts on social proof in his popular blog post, This Changes Everything (http://goo.gl/P5t8GW)In the Blue Corner, +David Kutcher: In David's eyes, how your audience is earned will make a huge difference in the value that you derive from the audience you create, and whether it returns value to your goals (ROI) or is simply an exercise in Ego. In other words, seeing/experiencing value is more important than social proof, both for businesses and customers.Get David's thoughts on earned audiences here (http://goo.gl/uw5sDY)Your Moderator, +Stephan Hovnanian: Stephan is going to play Switzerland here, and hopefully keep these two passionate businessmen from jumping through their respective screens and getting physical. In the immortal words of the ref from Rocky IV, "watch the low blows, and the rabbit punches. In case of a knockdown, go to the corner I tell you to and wait until I tell you to come out."You!We want to hear from you, which is more important, social proof, or tangible value, or something in between? Weigh in on the comments, shares, you name it. Bring your friends, grab the popcorn, and let's have it out!Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!2014-07-17 21:00:00123 
matthew rappaport202,241This, 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 Demand3,914Join 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 Hangout32,932The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0Calling all music fans! Last week's music hangout with the #PhabAstonFour was such a success that we have put together a special presentation for us all to watch together! Grab a glass of wine and join The Aston Family once again, this time from the audience, while we watch and listen to the music together! Afterwards, we will open up a hangout and everyone is welcome to jump in and meet The Astons! I am sure that +Sue Aston will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to +Phil Aston about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for +Dan Aston and +Lee Aston about what it is like growing up in this terrific family!When: Sunday, July 6th at 1pm EST Where: All Over The World!Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0This is going to be fun! Help show your love and support for The Aston Family by joining us! This will be a fun, uplifting and very enjoyable party around the world!Set List:Nancy's GardenFlightPale JacketHomecoming Way HomeAlsiaLee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)Dance of the Red GloveIf you missed the original show and would like to watch it, go to http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangoutLinks:http://www.sueaston.comhttp://www.danaston.comSupport Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: +My Music Hangout    The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!2014-07-06 19:00:00164 
Those 4 Girls1,017Welcome to +Those 4 Girls weekly show!!Tune in for our month long series on Sustainability.Can't watch it live?Catch all the replays and podcasts at www.those4girls.comG+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G07022104YT Live Event: coming soonRSVP YES or MAYBE here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience!Everyone is talking about Organic & GMO's and Sustainability.What are we eating these days?Is it really food or is it a chemical compound made to look, feel, smell and taste like food?Is organic better? What exactly is GMO?What kind of small changes can we do to today to improve our lives and our health for the long term?Tune in this week as we chat with our amazing and knowledgeable panel as we dive in to this very HOT topic!!Meet Our Panel This Week!!!+Leah Segedie - I'm the Community Leader of Mamavation, which is where I teach moms disease prevention behaviors,http://www.mamavation.com. I'm also the Creator of ShiftCon which is the first social media conference for Eco-Wellness Bloggers October of 2014,http://www.shiftconmedia.com.And I own a network of just over 9,000 bloggers who want to work with health/wellness brands called the Bookieboo Influencer Network, http://www.bookieboo.com. Other than that, I'm generally just a pain in the ass..in a good way +Wayne Meador  - Wayne Meador is a visionary and entrepreneur. He’s the creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, and on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him. Before AWorld4ChangeTV, he was working as a small business sales consultant, has been to nursing school, worked as an EMT, a volunteer firefighter, supervised heavy equipment crews at jobsites, been a sheep farmer, and restored his first car by the time he was 16. He’s a dedicated, single father on a mission to build a better world, by helping each one of us learn how to become more sustainable and self-reliant in our daily lives.When he’s not glued to the computer screen and sharing his mission, he enjoys building food securitT4G - Sustainable Living - All About Food2014-07-02 19:00:00123 
My Music Hangout32,932The 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 19:00:00235 
Social Media Hangout4,170Welcome 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 21:00:00120 
Ronnie Bincer93,583#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 20:30:00198 
AWorld4Change1,155What is Elderberry Syrup? First lets learn a bit about the benefits of the Elderberry.+Wayne Meador will host as Kristi Carter teaches this class on Saturday, June 14th at 2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12pm MT | 11am PT.Scroll Down To RSVP. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDSFull Schedule Of Live Events Here: http://www.aworld4change.com/eventsElderberries have a long history as a folk cure for a variety of ailments. Currently, scientific studies are being conducted to test the accuracy of these health claims. While some uses haven't been proven yet, elderberries in the form of elderberry syrup have been shown to boost immunity, decrease mucous production during colds and fight the flu. Boosting the Immune System, it helps your body fight disease. Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are crucial in helping the body maintain optimal health. Plus, the bioflavonoids in elderberry syrup boost the body's immune system by increasing antioxidant levels and viruses that damage cell walls. A daily dose can assist you in preventing both acute and chronic disease.Making Elderberry Syrup is as easy and the usages are endless. You can use it as an elixir to drink, on top of your ice cream or pancakes, and to flavor your water... This HOA we will teach you how to make this wonderful Syrup...We monitor the comments in as many locations as we can. If you're wanting a question answered, make sure and comment below the video and we’ll do our best to answer it during the show(Our show may not be timely for your schedule. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay)Hashtag: #AWorld4Change Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDSSubscribe to +AWorld4Change's YouTube Channel to catch future, and watch past episodes of our shows. http://goo.gl/ONYbKXLike the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends to watch too.#SustainableBuilding #CarTireFoundation #ReclaimedBuildingMaterial   ---------------------------------------Producer for today's show is the wonderful +Nazim Beltran!---------------------------------------Website - Elderberry Syrup (How To Make & Uses For It)2014-06-14 20:00:0035 
Mia Voss28,878The Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book PublishingThis week on +The Mia Connect Power Chat - we'll be getting the 411 on Book Publishing, Self Publishing, Writing Techniques, Marketing Your Book and more!Friday, June 13 - 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET+The Mia Connect Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment       And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy    More about our Panel:+Denise Wakeman - Online Business Strategist, Founder of The Blog Squad and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink. Denise is the host of the popular Hangout show Adventures In Visibility, focused on helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs to optimize, leverage, and strategically use social marketing tools to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money selling their products and services.   Denise is passionate about Adventure travel and how it can inspire you to think bigger and go for what’s possible in your business and life. She’s currently planning a new Adventure for entrepreneurs in Peru and another in India. denisewakeman.com+Lany Sullivan - Founder of +Those 4 Girls and co-author of Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money.  +Those 4 Girls' passion is to uplift women, encourage, advise and support women in their individual missions. Lany is a highly successful and seasoned business owner and sales professional with several years of progressive experience in establishing and managing opThe Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book Publishing2014-06-13 18:00:00202 
Social Media Hangout4,170We 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 Enge20,168This 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 23:00:23208 
Christopher Vogelmann1,948Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing BehaviorIn our next episode of Epic Influencers, we have a conversation with +David Amerland about his story of becoming an influencer and how you can use your unique message to become an epic influencer yourself.As most of you know, David is a major force on Google+, a prolific author and an in-demand consultant to major corporations.  His engaging style and sincere desire to help others are palpable in the online world.  Many viewers have expressed the notion that they can listen to him for hours on end.Mark your calendars for this very special conversation with a humble, humorous, informative and powerful visionary - +David Amerland.Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable.Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo=================================================#influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00158 
Eric Enge20,168Join 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 19:00:00189 
Eric Enge20,168Join 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 21:00:00175 
Christine & Mia5,563YouTube Link:What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/14Join +Christine DeGraff and +Mia Voss and guest host +Craig Fifield  as we chat with our guest +Ronnie Bincer Wednesday, May 21st11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ETA little more about Ronnie: You know him as the Hangout Helper and a master at  - #VideoContentMarketing / Video SEO (VSEO) and Online Marketing. We'll be peeking into the Man Behind The Hangout during this episode. We are looking forward to hearing the rest of the story from Ronnie!This week's show is sponsored by:+Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.comFollow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir  & #WhatsYourStory      What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/142014-05-21 20:30:00158 
Plus My Reach621Monetize Your Hangouts - Media KitBroadcast Times:13:30 PST16:30 EST21:30 GMTThe second in a series of shows we will be holding with industry leaders and specialists focusing on monetizing your Hangouts.This weeks guest: +Ryan J. Rhoades www.reformationdesigns.comRyan J. Rhoades - CEO & Lead Graphic Artist at Reformation Designs, which is a company he started in Silicon Valley in 2011.Some of his recent clients include Jack Canfield, Jim Kwik of SuperheroYou and Kwik Learning, Rick Frishman of Morgan James Publishing, and many others.His clients have appeared in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and been on many television networks like CNN, MSNBC, etc.Potential sponsors will expect a media kit from you. This should include, but is not limited to: Who you are, what you do, and how do you do it. Examples of your HOA's with their audience engagement is obviously essential. What other affiliated activity do you support?We've used the video holder to display a demonstration of +Plus My Reach while the event is scheduled for those interested in finding out more about Plus My Reach prior to the event broadcasting.Watch and Participate Live Google Plus:https://plus.google.com/events/cnm6qm1ch2vtv86e0jhnv8bjqdgOr YouTube:Monetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit____________________________________________________________________Don't forget the General Q&A on Wednesday, all welcome:https://plus.google.com/events/cnsp9c3ntb6h9u9r6m6t5pt9p7cEvent Hashtag: #PlusMyReachMonetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit2014-05-08 22:30:0097 
Ronnie Bincer93,583Can 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 shervington789,648This week I'll interview +Barry Feldman.Barry loves me; in fact, Barry loves me so much he called me a knucklehead earlier. Yes, that much.But here is the thing, that is Barry, it expresses who he is - an energetic, straight talking, 'from the hip shoot' King of personal branding.And that is what I want to show you. Not just 'go read his stuff', but to show you how to infuse your personality into everything you do online.I'll be learning too, of course.p.s. I met Barry at the Social Media Marketing World conference, and he is starting to 'get' Google+, and maybe even fall in love with it as well.So, please join me, to shake out your branding cobwebs, get fresh, and be inspired this Wednesday!How to build an AWESOME personal brand!2014-04-30 20:00:00105 
Social Media Hangout4,170Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as they discuss the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head +Vic Gundotra. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe and possibly even a surprise guest or two!As usual, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to tune in and share your questions about the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra.In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00245 
Wade Harman16,712Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares?I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZThe second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPThis week +Wade Harman is joined by +Shawn Manaher and +Nicholas Cardot to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.  Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising! Don't forget to circle the new G+ page +WadeHarman.com and would love to have you come join us over in the Relationship Marketing Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0062 
Lisa Engles4,770*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program*Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout HeroHave you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them.​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am.Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate.In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication. Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do. So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before.So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where Hangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0097 
Jim Shankle1,448John Brown University is pleased to Host +David Amerland (and possibly a "mystery guest" who might just pop in) for a unique HOA that adds to information David presented to a JBU MBA Marketing Strategies course last year. Additionally, David will discuss his new book "Google+ Hangouts for Business" which he wrote in collaboration with +Ronnie Bincer, +martin shervington and others. This Friday & Saturday seminar on Entrepreneurialism will be taught by +Jim Shankle  and +Maxie Carpenter (retired VP, People Division and Training at Walmart). Both are Adjunct Professors at JBU. Other speakers during this Seminar (in private sessions) include Donnie Smith, CEO and +Susan Beebe Manager, Social Media & Online Communities at Tyson Foods and Terry Turpin, COO of Acumen Holdings.David will give his historical perspective regarding Social Business on the internet and where it is going as a result of the influence of Google Semantic Search. He (and later Friday afternoon in another HOA - https://plus.google.com/events/cn6vs30l287loeaalp03bkut1r0, +Larry Fournillier , +Chef Dennis Littley and +Ronnie Bincer) will discuss real-world, "life applications" for how individuals and Brands are increasingly utilizing G+ as a platfoDavid Amerland at JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism2014-04-11 18:00:0073 
Social Media Hangout4,170Join 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 Helper251Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with +Guy Kawasaki & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click Read more... One of our very first  #MobileHOA   interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite.SXSWMobileHOA Guy KawasakiJoin in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice in the filmstrip to start things off. +Jeff Sieh will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & +Ronnie Bincer so we can join in as soon as we are able. Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.Guy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event! To keep up on all the other live action, Check out the Event list below for each day of the Interactive portion of  #SXSW2014   where  #SXSWmobileHOA   will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of The Hangout Mastery community... signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery .Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00117 
Chef Dennis Littley656,690Mobile Users : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  as we discuss Google Local and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyEvery Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbRMonday March 3rd @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Local2014-03-03 19:00:0069 
Future of StoryTelling557,178On 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 shervington789,648Who 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 Bincer93,583Introducing 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 Littley656,690Mobile 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 19:00:00150 
Daria Musk3,559,579BE MY VALENTINE!Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤HOW TO ATTENDYou are cordially invited to watch and most importantly join my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert!❤ RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME! I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;)DAY + TIMEI know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;)WHAT TO EXPECTWe can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;)SHARE THE LOVEShare the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too! So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday! XO, DariaDaria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00294 
Kevin Kelly548,845Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0083 
martin shervington789,648I am delighted to be interviewing +Peg Fitzpatrick +Rebekah Radice and +Cynthia Sanchez. And here is the plan...I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use?This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00121 
martin shervington789,648Google Plus for Individuals and Business!Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses...There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Eric Enge20,168In 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 House2,561,963Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31.Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:00112 
Men's Health524,900Stay on track in 2014 with healthy eating and nutrition tips from our panel of experts.TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:-Tips for maintaining flavor while eating healthy-Cooking demo-How to incorporate fruits and vegetables during the winter monthsPARTICIPANTS:-Paul Kita, Men’s Health Senior Associate Editor-Cheryl Forberg, Nutritionist and Chef-David McInerney, Co-Founder, Fresh Direct-Christopher Mohr, Ph.D, RDHealthy Cooking & Nutrition Tips2014-01-28 19:00:00156 
Ronnie Bincer93,583Join us for the #KraftyCooking Live HOA. If on mobile watch here: #KraftyCooking HOA 5 Chefs' Stories Live and UncensoredThis is a follow up to our blog post http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/use-google-hangouts-krafty-cooking/ which contains video interviews of all the chefs on the panel. We’ll be talking about how these Chefs have used Hangouts and Hangouts on Air along with their culinary skills to help people learn the joys of cooking.The event info above shows your local time, but as a reference we start at 1pm EST (New York) on 8-Jan-2014.We will likely go into some behind the scenes stories as well as how they incorporate some of their own childhood food experiences into their online cooking endeavors. All tied into how they have been Krafty in their Cooking showmanship!Please invite others to this event to watch and interact with the live show or to view afterwards and help us spread the word on how Google Plus and #KraftyCooking ideas are an incredible combination.=== ===#KraftyCooking #GooglePlusMarketing #HangoutsWithFood#KraftyCooking and 5 Chefs’ Stories Live and Uncensored2014-01-08 19:00:00249 
Ronnie Bincer93,583So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now.As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0BaWe'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do Limited Broadcasts via Private HOAs - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system.This means that every business/person has their own Private Broadcasting Channel... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! The key is to know how to use the stuff properly... this session will get you started.If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP=== ===#HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips  Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ...So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00394 
Google Plus Week TV Show425Troll Time Weekly returns this Friday when we welcome another batch of YouTube trolls to Google Plus Week. (Not to mention a special guest! Which means we'll actually be starting on time!) We'll also be looking at the new profile layout for Google+, the problems with the new Android client, and much much more! Join us Friday, with your comments on YouTube live, as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 15 Nov 20132013-11-16 02:30:0018 
Mia Voss28,878This week we bust out a Weekend Edition for you! +Dustin W. Stout, +Michael Q Todd & +Ileane Smith will join us as we chat all things online & Social Media. Grab your cup of coffee and stay in your PJ's and bring your questions & comments. These three are POWERHOUSES of Info and you don't want to miss it!  Saturday, November 9th9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmESTFind your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTyHow & where to watch:- Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event- YouTube:  Social Media Power Chat - All about Blogging with Dustin Stout, Michael Q Todd & Ileane Smith- Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect- TweetHappy? Follow us at https://twitter.com/TheMiaConnect and use hashtag #BatCrapCrazy          Join the #SocialMediaPowerchat  Community for updates!*http://bit.ly/HwmLXI*Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/#BatCrapCrazy    | #GetYourLearnOn    Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition with Dustin Stout, Michael Q. Todd & Ileane Smith2013-11-09 18:30:00240 
Jim Shankle1,448It'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 Cat117,593Join Simon Tofield the creator of Simon’s Cat and his team as they explain the work that goes into making their hugely popular animated films. They'll give drawing and animation demonstrations as well as showing some of their recent work, giving rare insights into the making of a 400 million views internet phenomenon. Come early as seating is limited. Register before arrival. Apple Store, Regent Street, London UKWednesday 30 October 7:00pm - 8pm For more information and to reserve a placehttp://www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/The Bumper Book of Simon's Cat is available on the iBookstore*https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/bumper-book-simons-cat-enhanced/id714024668  *UK link. Please check your regional iBookstore for which Simon's Cat titles are available to you.Special Event - Simon's Cat2013-10-30 19:00:0016 
Google+8,599,588The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034078 
Google Plus Week TV Show425Great 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 shervington789,648We 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 shervington789,648When 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 Bincer93,583Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAsHangouts on Air can be very interactive - It is like "Yelling at the TV" and The TV can answer back to paraphrase a friend. This new Q&A app adds another element to the back and forth conversation with Hangouts on Air.As noted in the intro video, this live session will use the Q&A app to address your questions and will NOT likely use the comments you might enter in the Event. Here is the link to the Referenced intro video so you can watch it after the Q&A interface auto-replaces the video in the event: Intro to the Q&A App with Google+ Events - HOA Questions & AnswersThis Event's start time will translate into your local time (unless you are on mobile) - as a reference point, the start time is 9am PT/12pm ET.We will not only discuss how people are using this Q&A app but will likely compare this method of interaction with prior methods and rate the pros and cons of each.Please invite others and/or share this Event with others that may be interested in the new Q&A app for Hangouts on Air. Bring your Questions!Here is a reference post for the official help guide re. the Q&A App: http://goo.gl/BRYkSM and this is a link to my last Event test using the same Q&A App: http://goo.gl/17i4ypLearn even more about Hangouts and HOAs here bit.ly/HangoutMastery- - - #HOAtips   #QandAapp   #QuestionsApp   #GooglePlusTips   #TheHangoutHelper   #HangoutMastery  Questions and Answers re. the Q&A app - live HOA discussion2013-09-18 18:00:00114 
Bradford Lowry6,579Join 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 Show425Hey, 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 Bincer93,583Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google PlusThis live HOA Discussion will walk you through the process of making Google Drive Presentations that can be easily posted in Google Plus and be used as part of your Hangout On Air presentations. +Michael Bennett is our featured guest.Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link:Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+The live show will be visible just to the left... when you see a Play Arrow in a video player, Click on the Play Arrow to watch. Mobile viewers will be given a YouTube Link to use just before showtime.Feel free to invite others to this event. And leave questions/comments for us to address as part of the show.- - - #HOAtips   #GoogleDrive   #PresentationTips   #GooglePlusTips  Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+2013-09-09 19:00:00147 
MasterChef1,351,687MASTERCHEF 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 01:00:001522 
Dustin W. Stout45,303It'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 Australia162,778Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch.#projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00430 
Google Plus Week TV Show425Back 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 Bincer93,583Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington & +Dave Williams for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and AnswersThose interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/membersI've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns.Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame.Feel free to invite others here to the Event...More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon!- - - #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43187 
Google Plus Week TV Show425Lots 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 Show425We 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+ Help58,312We'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 Bincer93,583With the new availability of YouTube Live Events, many people want to know how they compare to Google+ Hangouts on Air. We'll tell you here!The video of the live show is visible on the left, click it to watch. MOBILE VIEWERS watch here: YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - which to useHere is a Special Link I'll reference in the show: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members ...We'll talk about how YouTube Live and HOA are similar and how they differ. My featured guest will be +Bern Rexer the owner of the YouTube Live Streaming Community here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjPYouTube lowered the bar to only needing 100 subscribers to let us use YouTube Live Events... I bet you're curious so we'll do our best to let you know what's up.Leave questions in the comments before, during and after the live show. Feel free to invite others to come, and read up on Live Events here:BONUS POST Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube (using YouTube Live Event tricks): http://goo.gl/Sb45My {{Edit: this no longer works}}YouTube Live Streaming Guide:https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=enVideo Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveopsOverview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et- - - #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00519 
Google Plus Week TV Show425Another 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 Lewis241,224Have 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 23:00:0055 
Life at Google1,884,237Excited about Google I/O 2013 next week? Even if you weren't able to get tickets to the live event in San Francisco, you can still experience all of the proceedings via  Google I/O Extended. Hosted by our Google Developer Groups, Student Ambassadors, and local developers, I/O Extended lets you watch all of the sessions from a remote location.Part viewing experience and part community building, I/O Extended programming includes everything from live streaming of the event content to local developer demos, hackathons, and speaker sessions. RSVP here and visit the I/O Extended site to find a viewing session in your area, or set up your own: http://goo.gl/yG01oGoogle I/O Extended 20132013-05-15 18:00:00626 
Euro Maestro81,522Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083 
After Earth364,145Join 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 18:00:001859 
martin shervington789,648In 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 Plus1,837,013"In The Spotlight!" is the Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Saturday February 9th we talk to +Rachel Koller! Join us as we discuss her journey in the music industry, and learn more about +Mayday RED, and Rachel's solo experience.The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. "In The Spotlight!" Rachel Koller2013-02-09 22:00:0089 
Ronnie Bincer93,583Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community Check-upSpecial Guest: +Fraser Cain - author of the GPC 30-day challenge. Listen and watch as Fraser, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 2 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus.Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!Do you primarily post inside your GPC now? How do you like the interaction in your GPC? Do you have suggestions for changes? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan.Scroll Down for more info...Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.The video up top is the recording of the Live HOA Video.Fraser's 30-day Challenge: http://goo.gl/rDWHd & the 30-day wrap-up post: http://goo.gl/jKMDbFind all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here...To get ready, you can watch part 1 here:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch part 6 via this link here (this one):Google Plus Communities - What we know after 2 Months (pt. 6)Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show.Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!- - - #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25150 
Google TV378,356Join us at 3:30pm PST TODAY for a #GoogleTV  hangout to discuss Voice Search. Send us your question ahead of time to see them answered live and on air.If you would like to attend, leave your name in the stream below.Voice Search Hangout2012-11-30 00:30:00266 
Artists In The Plus1,837,013"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Monday October 15th we talk to +Max Lugavere! Max Lugavere is a founding host and producer of the Emmy-winning Current TV. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Most recently, he completed a pilot for an HBO science and technology-themed docu-series entitled Talk Nerdy To Me with executive producer Bill Maher. Max is a singer-songwriter his first EP is titled "One Year Later". This On Air Event can be viewed at this link goo.gl/Shml5 or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Max Lugavere2012-10-16 02:00:00115 
Fraser Cain920,529Join us for a weekly roundup of breaking space news from a dedicated team of space journalists.We may or may not talk about:- The space shuttle Endeavour's transfer to California- Curiosity's analysis of the rock "Jake" on Mars- NASA's plans to build a base beyond the Moon- The possibility that Comet ISON will be the brightest in living memory- A new stratospheric freefall attempt- The Milky Way's galactic halo- The new Hubble eXtreme deep field survey... and other space stories as they develop.I've attached last week's episode so you'll see what this is all about.Weekly Space Hangout - Sep. 27, 20122012-09-27 19:00:00263 

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Nishant Kumar698                     •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share #1  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•2014-11-08 06:16:03500000
Jed Record4,140I've created a Google Circle to share the Top 200 Empire Avenue Network Leaders on Google+.I hope you find this useful, click Read more below to learn more.See https://www.empireavenue.com/discover/leaders/gplus to see the list.These top EAve leaders are some of the most active people on Google+ and are great #influencers  to have in your network. I commend you to follow the steps below and begin growing your #networking  on Google+!If you would like to be included in a #googlecircleshare , just follow these simple steps:1) Add this circle below2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle with others (public)4) Be sure to comment the original post so I can add you to my next #circleshare !Please let me know if you liked this Circle, I love to hear and respond to your feedback!2014-11-04 17:19:05197000
Jed Record4,113I've created a Google Circle to share the Top 200 Empire Avenue Network Leaders on Google+.I hope you find this useful, click Read more below to learn more.See https://www.empireavenue.com/discover/leaders/gplus to see the list.These top EAve leaders are some of the most active people on Google+ and are great #influencers  to have in your network. I commend you to follow the steps below and begin growing your #networking  on Google+!If you would like to be included in a #googlecircleshare , just follow these simple steps:1) Add this circle below2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle with others (public)4) Be sure to comment the original post so I can add you to my next #circleshare !Please let me know if you liked this Circle, I love to hear and respond to your feedback!Special thanks to:+Steven Krohn +Marques Brownlee +Reg Saddler +Regina Bright +Terri Nakamura +Terree Rola +Terezie Kyselova +Zbynek Kysela +Miriam Slozberg +Wayne Mansfield +Michael Q Todd +Michael Cohan +Kent2014-11-02 18:31:03198436
Nishant Kumar698Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - include the circle among your circles3- share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !2014-10-29 05:16:06500000
John Wood18,041This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare2014-10-28 10:03:57409223
Irina Sadokhina39,217Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  .This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle .  1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-10-27 05:23:354718769110
Daniel Mihai Popescu62,006I am happy to have you as friends! This is another Great Engagers circle, and if you'll be mentioned in the comments (since my notification sending system still doesn't work), means that you are members in it.A "+1" will be more than sufficient, only if you have the time :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  For others, you do what you want, but this is a great circle to add to yours, as all my other public circles.Thank you for being here, and I wish you a great weekend!2014-10-25 14:28:5549713174181
Circles and Photography32,404Builders 3     10.25.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-10-25 07:48:00334191824
Daniel Mihai Popescu61,717One of my Engagers circles :)Dedicated to you, it comes without string attached. I just hope you don't mind mentioning you all in the comments, since my notifications don't work. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  A "+1" will be more than enough for members :)I am sad when I see someone removing accounts he follows after a couple of weeks of "inactivity", no matter the communication and the good collaboration they have with the removed accounts. People letting the software to work for them, people with less defined scopes here, or quite very good defined.I have just used +Circloscope to have a look on the activity :)I remember faces, I remember names, I know guys from other networks, I can't bring myself to remove them when they haven't posted here for more than one week, one month, or even three.Where are we going? Isn't there enough room for everybody, or are some of you just bored of my rants?I hope you enjoy this circle, and tell me if I forgot someone. Thank you!2014-10-21 21:34:32481001
Irina Sadokhina38,504Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-10-20 06:25:00470282343
diana perez0circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +Thomas Hawk +Peter Gregg +Peter Trapasso +Ludovic Moreeuw +Kyle Newton 2014-10-18 21:37:05488001
Chris Cota30,883#haveagreatweekend  circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +2014-10-18 19:24:16491000
Wisata Adventure Jogja0Google Plus kini menjadi media social yang layak untuk anda perhitungkan, selain karena dimiliki oleh raksasa mesin pencari, Google Plus juga sangat bermanfaat untuk kemajuan Blog atau Website anda. Disini kita akan bersama sama mengoptimalkan penggunaan Google Plus dengan menggunakan shared circle.JIKA ANDA MENERIMA PEMBERITAHUAN INI ARTINYA BAHWA ANDA TERMASUK DALAM LINGKARAN INI: SILAHKAN BERBAGI DARI POST ORIGINAL: https://plus.google.com/101086729716140677592/posts/7C9x9KfDBcnMalam ini saya akan berbagi dengan Anda LINGKARAN/CIRCLE TERBAIK SAYAINI ADALAH VERSI 1AKarena ada begitu banyak akun di Lingkaran ini, maka saya harus membagi satu Lingkaran BESAR menjadi 2 lingkaran. Semoga Lingkaran ini Bermanfaat Untuk Kepentingan anda dalam menggunakan Google Plus. Lingkaran ini akan saya Bagi dalam dua versi yaitu 1A dan 1 BDengan cara ini saya memiliki kesempatan untuk menghormati kalian semua tanpa ada pengecualian, Ini adalah cara untuk menunjukkan rasa terima kasih saya dan rasa hormat untuk Anda semua. Saya melakukan yang terbaik untuk menjaga lingkaran saya up to date dan saya berharap bahwa saya tidak melewatkan siapa pun! Saya ingin menyampaikan saya syukur untuk semua orang besar Pengguna G + yang Keren, Terima kasih! SEMOGA BERMANFAAT!!!CatatanKetika Anda berbagi, Anda berbagi diri Anda terlebih dahulu. Kemudian berbagi dan biarkan diri Anda bersama dengan orang lain! Bingo Adventure & Education+Wisata Adventure Jogja JIKA ANDA INGIN Menjadi Bagian dari Lingkaran Tersebut1. Pastikan Anda telah menambahkan saya ke lingkaran Anda 2. +1 , Komentar dan Bagikan ulang pos ini di PUBLIC 3. Pastikan Anda ditambah, Bagikan ulang dan mengomentari Asli Post (LINK BAWAH)! 4. Kalau tidak, Mungkin saya tidak bisa melihat aktifitas andaLINK YANG ASLI POST: https://plus.google.com/101086729716140677592/posts/7C9x9KfDBcnBingo Adventure+Wisata Adventure Jogja INGAT!!!+1 , Komentar dan Bagikan ulang pos ini di PUBLIC Berikut ini adalah Link 1Bhttps://plus.google.com/101086729716140677592/posts/VpCwm27xyoY#circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circlesh2014-10-10 17:50:17501002
Jill Loeffler2,851Jill's Amazing CircleWelcome to my second circle share. This circle includes a variety of active individuals and they are the reason why I love hanging out on Google+.If you receive a message about this circle, that means you are included. If you want to remain in the circle, please comment, like, and share. If you would like to be included, please comment, like, and share too and I'll add as many people as I can.Thanks everyone! Have a wonderful day or evening (depending on where you are today)!Enjoy ~ Jill2014-10-10 02:22:54345303
Ads & PR32,014GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-10-08 15:41:56499394251
Kerpi Burgan6,106#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-10-07 12:05:04472409
Irina Sadokhina36,515Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . 1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-10-06 09:42:3947111616
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:43:56498000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:41:49497000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:36:47498000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:36:34497000
Ads & PR31,162GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-10-01 06:14:23494151821
Эксперт Биткоин396Обмениваемся полезными контактами !!! (часть  8)#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids #SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared #ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный 2014-09-30 17:43:35456000
Irina Sadokhina35,580Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-09-29 13:52:29469161530
Ads & PR30,838Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my #wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news #marketing funny  #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing2014-09-28 04:48:564559297124
Ads & PR30,545GO GO GO!!! ADD me and you WILL BE ADDED!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-24 05:35:15452104134130
Jill Loeffler2,312This is my first circle share. It includes those that are active on my posts as well as those whose posts I enjoy. If you received a notification, then you are included in this circle.Please share, like, and comment to let me know you would like to remain in my circle.Do you want to be included? If so, please share, like, and comment.Thanks everyone and enjoy this circle of amazing, interesting, and unique people!Enjoy ~ Jill #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  2014-09-23 13:08:29226131117
Haley Kim0Hello my dear friends!!!#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #GooglePlusTips #SharedPublicCircles #Google+ #Google #EliteInnerCircle #PublicCircle #AddCircle #Marketing #teamelitecircle #SocialMedia #HearingAids #dontconfusethecircles #TeamElite #Engagers #SharedCircleOfTheDay #SocialMediaMarketing 2014-09-22 08:29:05471646
Irina Sadokhina35,287Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle 1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay2014-09-22 07:36:244709491132
Denyse Landry42,080Cercle Engagement-Partage-Variété V.1Circle Commitment-Share-variety V.1--------------------------------------------------------Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTI will remove after this sharing those who will not tell me their interest. I will understand that you are not interested. If you ever changed your mind may simply indicate me.Je vais  après ce partage retirer ceux qui ne se manifesteront pas. Je vais comprendre que vous n’êtes pas intéressés. Si jamais vous changés d’idée éventuellement vous n’avez qu’à me l’indiquer .Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate me your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. #sharedcircles   #sharedcirclesshare   #sharedcirclesbestengagers     #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #findcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetosharedcircle   #bestphotographer   #thankyoucircle   #googleplusphotographers   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #share4share   #circleshare   #circleshared   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek 2014-09-22 07:15:45299261238
Ads & PR30,742Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-21 07:56:43495272546
Ads & PR30,623Друзья, добавляйте этот круг активных пользователей себе на стену и в следующий раз Вы будете добавлены в еженедельный круг, с более 100 reshares!Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles2014-09-20 09:41:53495324644
Ads & PR30,317ADD me and YOU will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-17 11:57:39488104113125
Irina Sadokhina34,560Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  .This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle :1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-15 09:31:1347010273126
Ads & PR29,884Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-13 11:08:18458413763
AyJay Schibig72,257SOCIAL CIRCLE  9.12.14  by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare if you wish to be in this circle.Welcome to my latest edition  of  this mix of  Active and Social G+ members.  Add it  to enliven  your circles!  #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle   #ayjayscircles  2014-09-13 02:16:04483343843
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Ads & PR29,731GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-10 09:07:4545789117110
Irina Sadokhina34,094Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle .1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-08 17:28:404718773124
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187617

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2014-11-15 06:29:54 (149 comments, 55 reshares, 415 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft releases Xbox, its first gaming console
On November 15, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Microsoft entered the video gaming console business by releasing Xbox in North America. The Xbox sold over 24 million units before it was replaced by Xbox 360, which has sold over 84 million units.

The video gaming manufacturing industry began in the U.S. and then moved primarily to Japan, and Microsoft’s Xbox was the first console produced by a U.S. company since Atari’s Jaguar stopped production in 1996. The original Xbox has been replaced by the Xbox 360 (2005) and its successor, Xbox One (2013).

According to video gaming historians, the Xbox was a 6th generation video gaming console.

• First Generation: began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey.
• Second Generation: began in 1976, Atari 2600 was the dominant console.• Thir... altro »

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2014-11-20 06:52:50 (82 comments, 155 reshares, 498 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft Shipped Windows 1.0, 1985
On November 20, 1985 — 29 years ago today — Microsoft began shipping Windows 1.0. Copying the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface (GUI), this Microsoft software greatly enhanced ease of use: now users no longer had to type MS-DOS commands but could use a mouse to point and click in “windows” to instruct the computer to perform actions. Windows 1.0 required a minimum of 256 kilobytes memory, 2 double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.

Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983 — 2 full years before the software started shipping. Apple was aware that what Microsoft was proposing highly resembled what Apple considered proprietary Macintosh features. In fact, later court cases revealed that Apple was preparing a multi-billion dollar suit against Microsoft. So a big part ofthe delay... altro »

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2014-11-20 06:52:50 (82 comments, 155 reshares, 498 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft Shipped Windows 1.0, 1985
On November 20, 1985 — 29 years ago today — Microsoft began shipping Windows 1.0. Copying the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface (GUI), this Microsoft software greatly enhanced ease of use: now users no longer had to type MS-DOS commands but could use a mouse to point and click in “windows” to instruct the computer to perform actions. Windows 1.0 required a minimum of 256 kilobytes memory, 2 double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.

Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983 — 2 full years before the software started shipping. Apple was aware that what Microsoft was proposing highly resembled what Apple considered proprietary Macintosh features. In fact, later court cases revealed that Apple was preparing a multi-billion dollar suit against Microsoft. So a big part ofthe delay... altro »

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2014-11-28 07:15:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-27 18:23:05 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-27 16:04:25 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-26 07:18:12 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-25 16:18:49 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-25 07:14:59 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-24 07:28:08 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-23 14:44:29 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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

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

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2014-11-23 07:32:52 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-22 15:20:23 (14 comments, 28 reshares, 249 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First feature-length, computer-animated film released, Toy Story, 1995.
On November 22, 1995 — 19 years ago today — Toy Story was released and became the first feature-length, computer-animated movie. Toy Story was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, and released/distributed by The Walt Disney Company. The movie is about a group of children’s toys that secretly come to life when humans are not present.

Background
Director John Lasseter began his career as an animator at Disney where he was a big promoter of computer animation at a time when Disney was not that interested in computer animation. Consequently, Lasseter left Disney and joined Lucasfilm in 1983, where he was able to work in Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group, which was making ground-breaking use of computer-generated imagery to create films. Lucasfilmwas a c... altro »

Today in History: First feature-length, computer-animated film released, Toy Story, 1995.
On November 22, 1995 — 19 years ago today — Toy Story was released and became the first feature-length, computer-animated movie. Toy Story was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, and released/distributed by The Walt Disney Company. The movie is about a group of children’s toys that secretly come to life when humans are not present.

Background
Director John Lasseter began his career as an animator at Disney where he was a big promoter of computer animation at a time when Disney was not that interested in computer animation. Consequently, Lasseter left Disney and joined Lucasfilm in 1983, where he was able to work in Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group, which was making ground-breaking use of computer-generated imagery to create films. Lucasfilm was a company founded by George Lucas, who wrote and directed American Graffiti (1973),  and created the epic space opera, Star Wars, among other achievements.

As Steve Jobs was being pushed out of Apple in the summer of 1985, Alan Kay — a famous pioneer in human-computer interfacing — suggested to Jobs that he meet with Ed Catmull, who was running Lucasfilm’s computer division. George Lucas had just divorced, was needing to raise cash to meet the terms of his divorce settlement, and was consequently open to spinning off the computer graphics group of Lucasfilm. Still loyal to Apple, Jobs tried to convince Sculley to buy Lucasfilm’s computer division; but Apple had no interest. Shortly thereafter, Steve left Apple, founded NeXT Computer, and — as a side project (haha), in 1986, invested in the company being spun off Lucasfilm as Pixar Animation Studios by Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith. Jobs initially invested $5 million for 70% stock ownership in Pixar, and another $5 million as a loan to Pixar (potentially convertible to stock). Jobs served as Pixar’s first Chairman, Catmull as president. 

Initially, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company primarily making the Pixar Image Computer for niche markets — government agencies and the medical community. Walt Disney Studios was one of its biggest clients (buying hardware), but Pixar’s systems were too expensive for the widespread distribution that Jobs had envisioned when he invested in the company. In an effort to sell more hardware, John Lasseter created short demonstration animations of the equipment’s capabilities. This work led to Pixar getting contracts for computer-animated commercials. Nonetheless, financial losses grew at Pixar.

In an effort to save the artistic/creative core of the company, which Jobs greatly appreciated, Pixar sold its hardware division in 1990 and later reduced its computer staff in 1991, reducing its total employees to about 42, about the number it had when it was founded in 1986. Throughout these harsh financial times, Pixar maintained a successful relationship with Disney; and in 1991, Pixar secured a $26 million contract with Disney to create 3 computer-animated feature films, the first of which was Toy Story. This movie and its next sequels grossed more than $1.9 billion worldwide.

Pixar and Disney, as a result of the great success of the first Toy Story, became entangled in legal disputes. The disputes were compounded by special friction between two egos (haha) — Steve Jobs and Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner. Once Eisner left Disney in 2005, negotiations over fair revenue sharing from the Pixar-created films ended up amicably when Disney decided to buy Pixar for about $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal. From 1986 to 1995, Jobs invested an estimated total of $50 million in Pixar, ultimately ending up with near 100% ownership. So when Disney acquired Pixar, Jobs became the largest shareholder of Disney stock with 7% (Eisner, previous largest shareholder, had 1.7% and Roy Disney, Walt Disney’s brother and Chairman Emeritus, owned almost 1%). 

At one point prior to the release of the first Toy Story movie, Pixar was still losing money, and Jobs briefly considered selling Pixar to Microsoft! By not selling Pixar at that point, Jobs first became a billionaire (not from Apple or NeXT) but from Pixar/Disney. Later, Jobs would increase his billions of dollars of assets as Apple stock exploded in growth as the new millennium ended its first decade. Also, John Lasseter, who had left Disney decades earlier, is now not only chief creative officer at Pixar, but also CCO at Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios, in addition to being the principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

Suggested music now (haha): “Hold on Tight to Your Dreams” by Electric Light Orchestra:
Hold on tight to your Dreams - ELO

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story_%28franchise%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lasseter
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucasfilm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lucas [needs serious editing]
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars
•http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000184/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-generated_imagery
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pixar_films
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
•http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-pixar-2011-10?op=1

Image credits:
•Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Toy_Story.jpg&redirect=no [left]
•Steve Jobs - http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/files/2011/11/Jobs_2003_rev1.jpg [top right]
•John Lasseter by Vanessa Lua [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JohnLasseterOct2011.jpg [bottom right]___

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2014-11-22 08:09:18 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Alan Kay Wisdom
Alan Kay is most widely known for his quotation about the future: The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Below is another one of his frequently quoted remarks — designed to spark laughter, i think. I don't think Alan meant to say that teachers have a proclivity to be mendacious; it's just that there is limited time and the full story can't be covered.

References:
•http://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/kay_3972189.cfm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
•http://fortune.com/2013/04/03/alan-kay-rips-into-apple/

Alan Kay is today a proponent of using computing technology to assist teachers in delivering the full story behind concepts:
•You Tube video:
•http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_kay_shares_a_powerful_idea_about_ideas?language=en

Alan Kay Wisdom
Alan Kay is most widely known for his quotation about the future: The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Below is another one of his frequently quoted remarks — designed to spark laughter, i think. I don't think Alan meant to say that teachers have a proclivity to be mendacious; it's just that there is limited time and the full story can't be covered.

References:
•http://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/kay_3972189.cfm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
•http://fortune.com/2013/04/03/alan-kay-rips-into-apple/

Alan Kay is today a proponent of using computing technology to assist teachers in delivering the full story behind concepts:
•You Tube video:
•http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_kay_shares_a_powerful_idea_about_ideas?language=en___

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2014-11-21 15:53:54 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Comparing social network use
Facebook is almost 11 years old. YouTube is almost 10 years old. YouTube has more monthly visitors than Facebook. And for a network that is just over 3 years old, Google+ is doing quite well.

Chart of the Day: YouTube has more monthly visitors than Facebook
http://g-web.in/1zzNuYz

Yesterday, we previewed data from our brand new GWI Social report to show that Facebook was still by far the most popular network in terms of members and active users.

However, GWI also monitors visitor rates – that is, the number of internet users who say they’ve visited social platforms within the last month. And when we analyze this metric across the big 4 networks, a rare phenomenon occurs: Facebook falls from the number one spot, to be overtaken by YouTube.

Globally, 85% of online adults outside of China are regular visitors to YouTube, putting it just ahead of Facebook (76%) and giving it a considerable lead over Twitter (40%) and Google+ (30%). And this is a pattern/ranking which is consistent across all five world regions – something which underlines the importance of understanding the different ways in which people interact with social platforms. Internet users might not consider themselves to active users of YouTube, but they are visiting it in their hundreds of millions.
  
To download the full version of the new GWI Social Q3 report, please visit our Insight Store.___Comparing social network use
Facebook is almost 11 years old. YouTube is almost 10 years old. YouTube has more monthly visitors than Facebook. And for a network that is just over 3 years old, Google+ is doing quite well.

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2014-11-21 15:40:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Google Balloons: Getting Better All The Time
Google's Project Loon reports a number of important facts:
• Experimental balloons have traveled 1.86 million miles.
• Balloons now last 10x longer than a year ago.
• Google can now launch 20 balloons a day.

Google Balloons: Getting Better All The Time
Google's Project Loon reports a number of important facts:
• Experimental balloons have traveled 1.86 million miles.
• Balloons now last 10x longer than a year ago.
• Google can now launch 20 balloons a day.___

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2014-11-21 05:04:58 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First permanent link established on internet progenitor, ARPANet, 1969
On November 21, 1969 — 45 years ago today — the first permanent connection of what would eventually grow into the Internet was made between UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA. In effect, these two nodes became prolific parents as their “family” network expanded to the entire Internet today.

This early computer network was first clearly conceived by J.C.R. Licklider in a series of memos to colleagues where he worked — at Bolt Beranek and Newman and then at ARPA (later changed to DARPA, the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In his function as head of the Information Processing Techniques Office at ARPA, Licklider directed funding to support the development of these first two network nodes. In addition, Licklider fundedthe work ... altro »

Today in History: First permanent link established on internet progenitor, ARPANet, 1969
On November 21, 1969 — 45 years ago today — the first permanent connection of what would eventually grow into the Internet was made between UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA. In effect, these two nodes became prolific parents as their “family” network expanded to the entire Internet today.

This early computer network was first clearly conceived by J.C.R. Licklider in a series of memos to colleagues where he worked — at Bolt Beranek and Newman and then at ARPA (later changed to DARPA, the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In his function as head of the Information Processing Techniques Office at ARPA, Licklider directed funding to support the development of these first two network nodes. In addition, Licklider funded the work of Douglas Engelbart, who founded the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute and created the computer system on which the mouse was invented.

For information about the first transmission over this connection, which occurred on October 29, 1969, please refer to this post and its source links: https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/eiUekyQvK8q.

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/November/21/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4399541/ARPANET-establishes-1st-computer-to-computer-link--October-29--1969
•http://www.internetsociety.org/internet/what-internet/history-internet/brief-history-internet
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._C._R._Licklider
•http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Cohen_%28engineer%29
•http://www.comsoc.org/files/Publications/Magazines/ci/hist-comm/2010-aug.pdf

Image credit:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/___

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2014-11-20 13:01:39 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Grandmas and Marijuana
No grandmas were harmed in the making of this video (6 minutes), although 3 grandmas got stoned for the first time. Time lapse video records the effects.

Grandmas and Marijuana
No grandmas were harmed in the making of this video (6 minutes), although 3 grandmas got stoned for the first time. Time lapse video records the effects.___

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2014-11-20 06:52:50 (82 comments, 155 reshares, 498 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft Shipped Windows 1.0, 1985
On November 20, 1985 — 29 years ago today — Microsoft began shipping Windows 1.0. Copying the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface (GUI), this Microsoft software greatly enhanced ease of use: now users no longer had to type MS-DOS commands but could use a mouse to point and click in “windows” to instruct the computer to perform actions. Windows 1.0 required a minimum of 256 kilobytes memory, 2 double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.

Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983 — 2 full years before the software started shipping. Apple was aware that what Microsoft was proposing highly resembled what Apple considered proprietary Macintosh features. In fact, later court cases revealed that Apple was preparing a multi-billion dollar suit against Microsoft. So a big part ofthe delay... altro »

Today in History: Microsoft Shipped Windows 1.0, 1985
On November 20, 1985 — 29 years ago today — Microsoft began shipping Windows 1.0. Copying the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface (GUI), this Microsoft software greatly enhanced ease of use: now users no longer had to type MS-DOS commands but could use a mouse to point and click in “windows” to instruct the computer to perform actions. Windows 1.0 required a minimum of 256 kilobytes memory, 2 double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.

Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983 — 2 full years before the software started shipping. Apple was aware that what Microsoft was proposing highly resembled what Apple considered proprietary Macintosh features. In fact, later court cases revealed that Apple was preparing a multi-billion dollar suit against Microsoft. So a big part of the delay involved Microsoft obtaining a license from Apple to use the Mac’s graphical user interface in the development of Windows, because Microsoft was aware that it was copying most of the essential features of the Apple Mac interface. In order to achieve this licensing arrangement, Microsoft threatened to stop developing critical applications for the Mac (e.g. Office for the Mac) unless Apple gave Microsoft a license to use the Mac GUI software however it wished. Apple’s president at the time, John Sculley (Steve Jobs had just left Apple), could not be certain if the threats were real; but, to avoid risk of losing Microsoft as a key developer of Mac applications software, Sculley decided to agree to a licensing relationship on Microsoft’s terms. Upon later releases of Windows software, Apple eventually sued (in 1988) Microsoft for copying the Mac software.

Apple claimed Microsoft and Microsoft Windows infringed on the “look and feel” of the Mac operating systems, and — while it licensed the Mac operating system for Microsoft’s use on Windows 1.0 — Microsoft’s later releases of Windows violated Apple’s copyright protections. Apple listed 189 GUI elements that Microsoft had copied. The Court ruled that 179 of these elements had been licensed to Microsoft in the Windows 1.0 agreement, and that the remaining 10 elements were not copyrightable: “Apple cannot get patent-like protection for the idea of a graphical user interface, or the idea of a desktop metaphor [because such idea was unoriginal to Apple or it was the only possible way of expressing such an idea].”

Apple appealed the decision, which was affirmed in 1994. Apple’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied. Some copyright issues still lingered, at least in the minds of Apple lawyers, and especially with regard to Quick Time source code that ended up in Video for Windows. All these issues were resolved when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 and negotiated an agreement with Bill Gates to drop all current lawsuits and to make Microsoft’s Internet Explorer the default browser on the Mac; in return, Microsoft agreed to continue developing Office for the Mac and other software tools and apps for the Mac for the next 5 years and to purchase $150 million of non-voting Apple stock.

Isn’t it fascinating to think that Apple’s Mac design, copied by Microsoft in Windows, is what fueled Microsoft’s extraordinary growth in the 1990s, and that Microsoft’s investment of $150 million in Apple saved Apple from bankruptcy and became the amazing pivot that launched Apple on a path to extraordinary growth, eventually causing Apple to grow much larger than Microsoft? [Microsoft 2014 revenue = $86.83 billion; Apple 2014 revenue = $182.80 billion]

YouTube:
•Windows 1.0 Features Demo

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4401825/Microsoft-ships-Windows-1-0--November-20--1985
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_1.0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp.
•http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/02/apple-must-make-macintosh-standard.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh
•http://www.guidebookgallery.org/articles/sortingoutfactfromfiction
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Apple_Inc.
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Canyon_Company
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft
•_Fire in the Valley:_ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071358927/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0071358927&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=PR24DX2X4W7CNPYC

Image credits:
•http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era1[left]
•http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era0 [right]___

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2014-11-19 07:23:33 (81 comments, 17 reshares, 305 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Home Video Game Console Wii Released by Nintendo, 2006
On November 19, 2006 — just 8 years ago — Nintendo released a 7th generation home video game console, Wii. The award-winning Wii introduced a handheld pointing device that detected movement in 3 dimensions. It used a combination of built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space. The name was chosen because its pronunciation, “we,” is “short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinctive” (so said Nintendo of America’s president). At the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference that year (2006), the Wii won the “Game Critics Award for Best of Show and Best Hardware.”

As of June, 2014, the Wii had sold over 101 million consoles worldwide. In the year after its release (2007), the Wii had sold more units than its major competitors — Microsoft’s Xbox 360and Sony’s PlayStatio... altro »

Today in History: Home Video Game Console Wii Released by Nintendo, 2006
On November 19, 2006 — just 8 years ago — Nintendo released a 7th generation home video game console, Wii. The award-winning Wii introduced a handheld pointing device that detected movement in 3 dimensions. It used a combination of built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space. The name was chosen because its pronunciation, “we,” is “short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinctive” (so said Nintendo of America’s president). At the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference that year (2006), the Wii won the “Game Critics Award for Best of Show and Best Hardware.”

As of June, 2014, the Wii had sold over 101 million consoles worldwide. In the year after its release (2007), the Wii had sold more units than its major competitors — Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. In 2012, the Wii U, the first 8th generation video game home console, became the successor of Wii.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Entertainment_Expo
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_E3#2006
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPD_Group
•http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/evolution-of-home-video-game-consoles-1967-2011/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(first_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(second_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(third_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fourth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fifth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(seventh_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_million-selling_game_consoles
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U

Image credits:
•Nintendo Wii: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wii-Console.png [left]
•Sony PlayStation3: http://media.engadget.com/img/product/3/2ek/sony-playstation-3-3ej-800 [top right]
•Microsoft Xbox: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xbox-360-Pro-wController.jpg [bottom right]___

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2014-11-18 21:03:00 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Masterful performance.

Like I've always said: cats are very special creatures, sensitive and mystic... check out this kitty playing piano :-)___Masterful performance.

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2014-11-18 18:23:29 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Old Farmhouse Given Psychedelic Facelift
Artist Kat O'Sullivan used her creative skills to make a frail farmhouse look like a warm and welcoming playhouse.

References:
•https://www.tumblr.com/search/Kat+O'Sullivan
•http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2831890/Welcome-house-fun-Artist-turns-historic-farm-house-psychedelic-home-hand-painted-colors-rainbow.html
•http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/katwise-calico
•http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/11/artist-kat-o-sullivan-transforms-a-dull-shack-into-a-psychedelic-rainbow-house/
•http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/kat-osullivan_n_6155358.html

Old Farmhouse Given Psychedelic Facelift
Artist Kat O'Sullivan used her creative skills to make a frail farmhouse look like a warm and welcoming playhouse.

References:
•https://www.tumblr.com/search/Kat+O'Sullivan
•http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2831890/Welcome-house-fun-Artist-turns-historic-farm-house-psychedelic-home-hand-painted-colors-rainbow.html
•http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/katwise-calico
•http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/11/artist-kat-o-sullivan-transforms-a-dull-shack-into-a-psychedelic-rainbow-house/
•http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/kat-osullivan_n_6155358.html___

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2014-11-18 16:56:10 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Respected research company advises advertisers to stop using Facebook
Nate Elliott of Forrester, the research company, says Facebook's move to continue to chop down the organic reach of brands' Facebook posts and the fact that marketers continue to be dissatsified with the performance of their Facebook Pages point to the fact that brands “don't actually have social relationships with their customers” [on Facebook].

Respected research company advises advertisers to stop using Facebook
Nate Elliott of Forrester, the research company, says Facebook's move to continue to chop down the organic reach of brands' Facebook posts and the fact that marketers continue to be dissatsified with the performance of their Facebook Pages point to the fact that brands “don't actually have social relationships with their customers” [on Facebook].___

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2014-11-18 12:50:00 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Google Boosts Turing Award 4x to $1 Million
The Association for Computing Machinery gives an annual award to “an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community.” This award is named after Alan Turing, the pioneering computer scientist whom many regard as the “father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.” Google is donating $1 million as the financial reward for receiving this award, which was previously a $250,000 award.

Google Boosts Turing Award 4x to $1 Million
The Association for Computing Machinery gives an annual award to “an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community.” This award is named after Alan Turing, the pioneering computer scientist whom many regard as the “father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.” Google is donating $1 million as the financial reward for receiving this award, which was previously a $250,000 award.___

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2014-11-18 07:24:03 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” Premieres, 1928
On November 18, 1928 — 86 years ago today — the first successful, sound-synchronized, animated cartoon, Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. The animated film was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks; it was animated by Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, and Dick Lundy. Walt Disney himself created all the vocal sounds in the animation (mostly grunts, whistles, various animal noises, but no clear words, haha), and he sat in the back of the theatre to assess audience reaction. Walt was pleased that the audience laughed and seemed to enjoy the animation. 

Some critics have objected to the humorous depiction of animal cruelty in the cartoon (not unlike the Three Stooges form of humorous depiction of cruelty to fellow humans), but the film generally receivedwidespread... altro »

Today in History: Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” Premieres, 1928
On November 18, 1928 — 86 years ago today — the first successful, sound-synchronized, animated cartoon, Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. The animated film was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks; it was animated by Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, and Dick Lundy. Walt Disney himself created all the vocal sounds in the animation (mostly grunts, whistles, various animal noises, but no clear words, haha), and he sat in the back of the theatre to assess audience reaction. Walt was pleased that the audience laughed and seemed to enjoy the animation. 

Some critics have objected to the humorous depiction of animal cruelty in the cartoon (not unlike the Three Stooges form of humorous depiction of cruelty to fellow humans), but the film generally received widespread acclaim for its technical innovation of sound synchronization. In fact, in 1994, members in the animation industry voted “Steamboat Willie” #13 in the list of The 50 Greatest Cartoons; and, in 1998, the United States National Film Registry selected the film for preservation as a result of its cultural, historical, and/or aesthetic significance.

YouTube (7:23 minutes):
Walt Disney Animation Studios' Steamboat Willie

Sources:
•http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/extras/2011/11/18/nov-18-steamboat-willie-premieres-1928-aggie-bonfire-collapse-1999/
•http://thisdayindisneyhistory.homestead.com/nov18.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat_Willie
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Theatre_(53rd_Street)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_50_Greatest_Cartoons
•http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019422/
•http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays/NovemberDecemberDisney/NovemberDecemberDisney.html

Image credits:
•“Steamboat Willie” poster: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Steamboat_Willie.jpg
•http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/ColonyTheater.html___

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2014-11-17 21:09:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Google Australia Testing Balloon-Transmitted Internet
In December, Google plans to test-fly 20 internet-broadcasting balloons over central and more remote Australia (western Queensland). The audacious program continues forward!

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland

Google Australia Testing Balloon-Transmitted Internet
In December, Google plans to test-fly 20 internet-broadcasting balloons over central and more remote Australia (western Queensland). The audacious program continues forward!

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland___

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2014-11-17 05:10:07 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First unmanned rover landed on Moon
On November 17, 1970 — 44 years ago today and a year after man landed on the Moon — the Soviet Luna 17 spacecraft landed the first roving remote-controlled robot, Lunokhod 1, on the Moon and it became the first robot in history to land and freely move across the surface of any astronomical body beyond the Earth.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_programme
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-095A
•http://www.space.com/20865-soviet-moon-rover-lunokhod-laser.html
•http://www.astronautix.com/craft/lunokhod.htm

Image credits:
•Lunokhod 1 rover: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060114.html

Today in History: First unmanned rover landed on Moon
On November 17, 1970 — 44 years ago today and a year after man landed on the Moon — the Soviet Luna 17 spacecraft landed the first roving remote-controlled robot, Lunokhod 1, on the Moon and it became the first robot in history to land and freely move across the surface of any astronomical body beyond the Earth.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_programme
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-095A
•http://www.space.com/20865-soviet-moon-rover-lunokhod-laser.html
•http://www.astronautix.com/craft/lunokhod.htm

Image credits:
•Lunokhod 1 rover: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060114.html___

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2014-11-16 06:10:05 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Today in History: German Rocket Scientists Arrived in U.S.
On November 16, 1945 — 69 years ago today — after the ending of World War II, 88 German scientists arrived in the United States. Most of these scientists had served under Hitler’s Nazi regime and had been developing advanced weapons. The U.S. military brought them here in “protective custody” (a form of imprisonment) to help the U.S. acquire the scientific knowledge required to keep up with the Soviet Union, which was also using captured German scientists in their weapons’ programs. It was reported by a Swedish source that these 88 scientists were members of the Nazi team at Peenemünde where German’s cruise missiles were developed and built. 

The leader of this Peenemünde group was Wernher von Braun. Von Braun and his team were responsible for creating the German V-2 rocket that killed countless innocentpeople, and slav... altro »

Today in History: German Rocket Scientists Arrived in U.S.
On November 16, 1945 — 69 years ago today — after the ending of World War II, 88 German scientists arrived in the United States. Most of these scientists had served under Hitler’s Nazi regime and had been developing advanced weapons. The U.S. military brought them here in “protective custody” (a form of imprisonment) to help the U.S. acquire the scientific knowledge required to keep up with the Soviet Union, which was also using captured German scientists in their weapons’ programs. It was reported by a Swedish source that these 88 scientists were members of the Nazi team at Peenemünde where German’s cruise missiles were developed and built. 

The leader of this Peenemünde group was Wernher von Braun. Von Braun and his team were responsible for creating the German V-2 rocket that killed countless innocent people, and slave labor was used in the construction of German rockets. Because von Braun surrendered to U.S. forces, and because he provided information to indicate that he had come under suspicion of anti-nationalist activities by the Nazi regime, and most of all because he was “the greatest rocket scientist in history,” von Braun and his team were given special treatment — their past Nazi affiliations were removed from their records. Eventually, after years of sharing their knowledge with the U.S. military, many of these scientists became part of the NASA Apollo program and von Braun is given credit for guiding the development and building of the huge Saturn V rocket required to land men on the moon.

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-scientists-brought-to-united-states-to-work-on-rocket-technology
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_rocket_scientists_in_the_United_States
•http://nypost.com/2014/02/01/behind-the-secret-plan-to-smuggle-nazi-scientists-to-america/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-weapons
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peenem%C3%BCnde
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun
•https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/annie-jacobsen/operation-paperclip/
•http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/05/2013521386874374.html

Image credits:
•German Scientists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip#mediaviewer/File:Project_Paperclip_Team_at_Fort_Bliss.jpg [top left]
•V-2 rocket: By Leon Petrosyan (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom left]
•Burning Body of Dead Boy, Victim of German’s V-2 rocket attack on Antwerp, Belgium: By Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity (NARA National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom center]
•NASA: Apollo 17 Cernan on Moon with U.S. Flag in background [top center]
•NASA: Apollo 11’s Lunar Excursion Module “Eagle” with Earth in Background as it is ascending back to the Apollo command module “Columbia” [top right]
•Model of NASA Saturn V Rocket that took 12 men to the lunar surface [bottom right]___

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2014-11-15 06:29:54 (149 comments, 55 reshares, 415 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft releases Xbox, its first gaming console
On November 15, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Microsoft entered the video gaming console business by releasing Xbox in North America. The Xbox sold over 24 million units before it was replaced by Xbox 360, which has sold over 84 million units.

The video gaming manufacturing industry began in the U.S. and then moved primarily to Japan, and Microsoft’s Xbox was the first console produced by a U.S. company since Atari’s Jaguar stopped production in 1996. The original Xbox has been replaced by the Xbox 360 (2005) and its successor, Xbox One (2013).

According to video gaming historians, the Xbox was a 6th generation video gaming console.

• First Generation: began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey.
• Second Generation: began in 1976, Atari 2600 was the dominant console.• Thir... altro »

Today in History: Microsoft releases Xbox, its first gaming console
On November 15, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Microsoft entered the video gaming console business by releasing Xbox in North America. The Xbox sold over 24 million units before it was replaced by Xbox 360, which has sold over 84 million units.

The video gaming manufacturing industry began in the U.S. and then moved primarily to Japan, and Microsoft’s Xbox was the first console produced by a U.S. company since Atari’s Jaguar stopped production in 1996. The original Xbox has been replaced by the Xbox 360 (2005) and its successor, Xbox One (2013).

According to video gaming historians, the Xbox was a 6th generation video gaming console.

• First Generation: began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey.
• Second Generation: began in 1976, Atari 2600 was the dominant console.
• Third Generation: began in 1983, with what became known outside of Japan as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
• Fourth Generation: began in 1987 with 16-bit game consoles, including multi-button game-controllers, elaborate colors, flat-shaded 3D polygon graphics.
• Fifth Generation: began about 1993 with 32-bit and 64-bit game consoles, including 3D polygon graphics with texture mapping, CD-ROM game storage, adoption of full motion video.
• Sixth Generation: began in 1998 with the 128-bit game consoles, including the Sega Dreamcast (1998), Sony PlayStation 1 (2000), Microsoft Xbox (2001), and the Nintendo GameCube (2001).
• Seventh Generation: began in 2005 with the release of Xbox 360 (2005), the Sony PlayStation 3 (2006), and Nintendo’s Wii (2006), which included HD resolutions and movie playback, movement sensors, and joysticks.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii
•http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/evolution-of-home-video-game-consoles-1967-2011/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(first_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(second_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(third_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fourth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fifth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(seventh_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_million-selling_game_consoles

Image Credits:
•Xbox: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [top]
•Nintendo GameCube: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom left]
•Sony PlayStation 2: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom center]
•Sega Dreamcast: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom right]___

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2014-11-14 20:38:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Larry Page & Moonshots
This is a very good article on Larry Page's tenure as CEO of Google since 2011. Of course, +Miguel Helft makes the same mistake of other tech writers who conclude their lack of personal success on G+ is indicative of the success of 3-1/2 year old G+, which far surpasses Facebook in virtually every measurement category when FB was 3-1/2. Miguel says: Of course, even visionaries get things wrong. Google has tried projects in areas like energy and philanthropy that have not panned out. And the list of Google product flops and disappointments, including some championed by Page, like Google+, is lengthy.

Larry Page & Moonshots
This is a very good article on Larry Page's tenure as CEO of Google since 2011. Of course, +Miguel Helft makes the same mistake of other tech writers who conclude their lack of personal success on G+ is indicative of the success of 3-1/2 year old G+, which far surpasses Facebook in virtually every measurement category when FB was 3-1/2. Miguel says: Of course, even visionaries get things wrong. Google has tried projects in areas like energy and philanthropy that have not panned out. And the list of Google product flops and disappointments, including some championed by Page, like Google+, is lengthy.___

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2014-11-14 05:20:49 (1 comments, 24 reshares, 231 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Earth Spacecraft Enters Orbit of Another Planet, 1971
On November 14, 1971 — 43 years ago today — Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft launched from Earth to orbit another planet (other than Earth), Mars, after traveling 167 Earth days and covering a distance of 214.85 million nautical miles (345.77 million kilometers). 

NASA’s Mariner Program, active between 1962 and 1973, consisted of 10 missions to investigate the planets closest to the Sun — Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mariner 9’s main goal was to accomplish what had never been done before — to put a spacecraft in orbit around another planet — and to photograph and measure various features of Mars. Before the mission was terminated in October, 1972, upon depletion of propellant for its attitude control system, Mariner 9 had taken 7,329 images that covered 100% of the Martian surface. Mariner 9discovered the... altro »

Today in History: First Earth Spacecraft Enters Orbit of Another Planet, 1971
On November 14, 1971 — 43 years ago today — Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft launched from Earth to orbit another planet (other than Earth), Mars, after traveling 167 Earth days and covering a distance of 214.85 million nautical miles (345.77 million kilometers). 

NASA’s Mariner Program, active between 1962 and 1973, consisted of 10 missions to investigate the planets closest to the Sun — Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mariner 9’s main goal was to accomplish what had never been done before — to put a spacecraft in orbit around another planet — and to photograph and measure various features of Mars. Before the mission was terminated in October, 1972, upon depletion of propellant for its attitude control system, Mariner 9 had taken 7,329 images that covered 100% of the Martian surface. Mariner 9 discovered the largest known extinct volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, in addition to 2 other volcanoes and a massive canyon — estimated to be about 5 miles (8 kilometers) deep and over 1,800 (3,000 kilometers) long. 

A few days after Mariner 9 had achieved Mars orbit, two other spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union also entered Mars orbit. So within the space of a few weeks, a major goal of space travel, never before achieved — inserting a spacecraft into orbit of another planet — had been accomplished 3 times. Before these spacecraft got a close look at Mars, it was speculated that life — similar to human life — might exist on the planet. But the first Mariner probes, which were fly-by missions — Mariner 4 in 1965 and Mariners 6 and 7 in 1969 — took photographs and measurements that indicated Mars looked very similar to the Moon, barren without any significant atmosphere (i.e., nothing to breathe!). Mariner 9 gave scientists the first close look at Mars; and while its photos showed that parts of Mars looked like the Moon, there were also tall mountains, polar caps, and what appeared to be dried up river valleys and water trails. Mariner 9 restored hopes of finding life on Mars, because it appeared to have a rich history of running water on its surface and possibly underground water supplies today.

Sources:
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Mariner_09
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1971-051A
•http://www.space.com/18439-mariner-9.html
•http://www.whiteeagleaerospace.com/mariner-9-heads-for-mars/
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/space_missions/mariner_9#p0065mn7
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons
•http://physicsforme.com/2011/06/05/is-there-life-on-mars-we-may-soon-find-out/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariner_program
•http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/05/mars-anniversary-40-years-space

Image Credits:
•http://www.nirgal.net/graphics/mariner9_launch.jpg [top left]
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mariner09.jpg [top right]
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/Olympus_Mons_BIG.jpg [bottom left]
•Phobos Moon: http://petermasek.tripod.com/m9ex04.html [right center, left]
•Deimos Moon: http://petermasek.tripod.com/m9ex05.html [right center, right]
•NASA image of Mars. Photograph: Denis Scott/Corbis Denis Scott/Corbis:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/05/mars-anniversary-40-years-space___

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2014-11-13 07:24:50 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Google Completes Acquisition of YouTube, 2006
On November 13, 2006 — 8 years ago today — Google completed its acquisition of YouTube. When Google acquired YouTube, YouTube had already become the leading video platform in the world, surpassing videos watched on MySpace, Yahoo, Microsoft’s MSN, Google, and AOL combined! Today, if YouTube is considered a standalone social network, and it surely has many of the key features of a robust social network, YouTube rivals Facebook as a dominant force with similar-sized audience. 

YouTube key statistics:
• More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month.
• Over 6 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.
• 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
• YouTube reaches more U.S. adults, ages 18-34, than any TV cable network (according to Nielsen).
•More than a mill... altro »

Today in History: Google Completes Acquisition of YouTube, 2006
On November 13, 2006 — 8 years ago today — Google completed its acquisition of YouTube. When Google acquired YouTube, YouTube had already become the leading video platform in the world, surpassing videos watched on MySpace, Yahoo, Microsoft’s MSN, Google, and AOL combined! Today, if YouTube is considered a standalone social network, and it surely has many of the key features of a robust social network, YouTube rivals Facebook as a dominant force with similar-sized audience. 

YouTube key statistics:
• More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month.
• Over 6 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.
• 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
• YouTube reaches more U.S. adults, ages 18-34, than any TV cable network (according to Nielsen).
• More than a million content creators make money from producing their videos on YouTube (and allowing advertising).
• Thousands of YouTube channels make over $100,000 in income.
• Mobile users make up almost 40% of YouTube’s total global viewer time.
• YouTube is available on hundreds of millions of mobile and desktop devices.

YouTube Video:
•Me at the zoo - first video upload to YouTube

Sources:
•http://techcrunch.com/2006/11/13/google-closes-youtube-acquisition/
•http://www.businessinsider.com/top-20-most-popular-youtube-stars-2014-11#20-uberhaxornovanovapipebomb-1
•http://www.ucollectinfographics.com/youtube-facts-figures-and-statistics-infographic/
•https://www.youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html

Image credits:
•http://socialmediaimpact.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/600x410xmonthly-videos-published-on-youtube-by-global-top-100-brands.png.pagespeed.ic.29D12ox3pJ.jpg [left]
•http://b-i.forbesimg.com/ericenge/files/2014/01/youtube-growth-graph-red.png [right]___

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2014-11-12 07:28:19 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

This Day in History: Turing Defines the Computer, 1936
On November 12, 1936 — 78 years ago today — Alan Turing presented what is now an historic paper, “On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem,” in which he described an “abstract engine" (later called “The Turing Machine") and how it would operate. Turing’s paper on this subject was officially read by the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society on this date in 1936, and a number of sites report this date in 1937 as the date the final paper was published. Turing was proposing only a hypothetical device with “stored programs” and a single processor that could use these stored programs to perform different functions. Much later, scientists and engineers figured out how to implement Turing's concepts. Because of this paper and subsequent work,* Turing is "widely considered tobe the father of ... altro »

This Day in History: Turing Defines the Computer, 1936
On November 12, 1936 — 78 years ago today — Alan Turing presented what is now an historic paper, “On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem,” in which he described an “abstract engine" (later called “The Turing Machine") and how it would operate. Turing’s paper on this subject was officially read by the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society on this date in 1936, and a number of sites report this date in 1937 as the date the final paper was published. Turing was proposing only a hypothetical device with “stored programs” and a single processor that could use these stored programs to perform different functions. Much later, scientists and engineers figured out how to implement Turing's concepts. Because of this paper and subsequent work,* Turing is "widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence." 

*especially: In 1950, Turing published "Computing Machinery and Intelligence," which has become one of the most frequently cited publications in modern philosophical literature. 

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4401108/Turing-Machine-paper-is-published--November-12--1937
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/November/12/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/alan_turing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entscheidungsproblem
•http://www.turingarchive.org/browse.php/B/12
•http://www.philocomp.net/home/turing.htm
•http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TuringMachine.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Turing_machine
•http://plms.oxfordjournals.org/content/s2-42/1/230.full.pdf+html
•http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/TuringArticle.html

Image credits:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turing_machine_1.JPG [left]
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Turing_photo.jpg [right]___

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2014-11-11 05:55:47 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Einstein Received Patent for Safe Refrigerator
On November 11, 1930 — 84 years ago today — Albert Einstein (and his former student, Leó Szilárd) was granted a patent for a refrigerator design! The original refrigerator design was invented by Swedish engineering students, Baltzar von Platen and Carl Munters, in the early 1920s, and developed into a manufacturing process by the AB Artic company, which was bought by Electrolux in 1925. Shortly after being on the market, this original refrigerator reportedly caused the deaths of a Berlin family after a moving-part seal in the refrigerator leaked toxic fumes into their home. Albert Einstein and his former student, Leó Szilárd, were distressed by this tragedy and vowed to improve on the refrigerator design to prevent such accidents in the future. 

In the late 1920s and into the early 1930s, Einstein and Szilárddiscussed... altro »

Today in History: Einstein Received Patent for Safe Refrigerator
On November 11, 1930 — 84 years ago today — Albert Einstein (and his former student, Leó Szilárd) was granted a patent for a refrigerator design! The original refrigerator design was invented by Swedish engineering students, Baltzar von Platen and Carl Munters, in the early 1920s, and developed into a manufacturing process by the AB Artic company, which was bought by Electrolux in 1925. Shortly after being on the market, this original refrigerator reportedly caused the deaths of a Berlin family after a moving-part seal in the refrigerator leaked toxic fumes into their home. Albert Einstein and his former student, Leó Szilárd, were distressed by this tragedy and vowed to improve on the refrigerator design to prevent such accidents in the future. 

In the late 1920s and into the early 1930s, Einstein and Szilárd discussed ways to improve the refrigerator design and filed various patents on their proposals. Einstein had worked in the Swiss patent office in the early 1900s, so he was experienced in the patent process and was able to file all the paperwork necessary to receive valid patents. By the end of their collaboration on an improved refrigerator, Einstein and Szilárd had been granted 45 patents for 3 unique refrigerator models. 

Each of the Einstein-Szilárd models was based on entirely different physical concepts — (1) absorption, (2) diffusion, and (3) electro-magnetism (of course!). All 3 models worked without moving parts, eliminating the failure of the moving-part that caused the family tragedy in the original refrigerator design. The most promising of their patents was bought by Electrolux, and a number of demonstration units were built based on their other patents. Technology evolved to make other designs more efficient, and none of the exact Einstein-Szilárd models ever came to mass market, probably because the Great Depression prohibited refrigerator purchases by average families. Nonetheless, Discover magazine reported in 2008 that, at least, one electrical engineer thinks the Einstein refrigerator could be poised for a comeback because it does not rely on the gases that are linked to global warming.

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4424059/Einstein-patents-a-refrigerator-design--November-11--1930
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3_Szil%C3%A1rd
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_refrigerator
•http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v276/n1/pdf/scientificamerican0197-90.pdf
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltzar_von_Platen_(inventor)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Munters
•http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/09/22/einsteins-green-refrigerator-may-be-poised-for-a-comeback/#.VGGjMvTF_XE

Image credits:
•Google Patent Search: http://www.google.com/patents/US1781541 [left]
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Einstein-formal_portrait-35.jpg [top right]
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3_Szil%C3%A1rd#mediaviewer/File:Leo_Szilard.jpg [bottom right]___

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2014-11-10 06:42:20 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Direct-Dial Transcontinental Telephone Call Is Completed, 1951
On November 10, 1951 — 63 years ago today — the first transcontinental direct-distance-dialed (DDD) customer call was completed between the Mayor of Englewood, NJ, and the Mayor of Alameda, CA. Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood (seated in photo) dialed 10 digits, including a newly introduced area code, and 18 seconds later, Mayor Frank Osborne of Alameda, across the continent, answered the phone. The two mayors chatted about the weather, of course, and also mosquitoes (or so the story goes). Before direct dialing, all long distance calls required a number of operators to make connections. A transcontinental call took 5 operators over 20 minutes to set up a connection from San Francisco to New York. This new service, taking only 18 seconds for the transcontinental connection, was a vast improvement ineff... altro »

Today in History: First Direct-Dial Transcontinental Telephone Call Is Completed, 1951
On November 10, 1951 — 63 years ago today — the first transcontinental direct-distance-dialed (DDD) customer call was completed between the Mayor of Englewood, NJ, and the Mayor of Alameda, CA. Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood (seated in photo) dialed 10 digits, including a newly introduced area code, and 18 seconds later, Mayor Frank Osborne of Alameda, across the continent, answered the phone. The two mayors chatted about the weather, of course, and also mosquitoes (or so the story goes). Before direct dialing, all long distance calls required a number of operators to make connections. A transcontinental call took 5 operators over 20 minutes to set up a connection from San Francisco to New York. This new service, taking only 18 seconds for the transcontinental connection, was a vast improvement in efficiency over the old operator-assisted calls. DDD was introduced to all major markets in the 1950s.

YouTube video:
•Telephone Direct Dialing Long Distance: "The Nation at Your Fingertips" 1951 AT&T 11min (yes, kiddies, this is how it was done in the old days)

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/november-10/
•http://www.corp.att.com/attlabs/reputation/timeline/51trans.html
•http://jordanmfriedman.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/in-technological-history-nov-10-1951-direct-dial-coast-to-coast-telephone-service-implemented/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Leslie_Denning
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Osborne_(California_politician)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_telephone
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-distance_calling
•http://friendsofcalarchives.org/2013/11/november-10-1951-coast-to-coast-direct-dial-phone-service-begins/

Image credits:
•courtesy of AT&T [top left]
•http://www.pinterest.com/pin/143411569358192279/ [ATT ad from 1950, bottom left]
•from The New York Times: 
http://jordanmfriedman.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/telephone1.jpg [right]___

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2014-11-10 00:14:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Hey, 90-year-old Skydiver George Bush (41)...
... you've got a long way to go to beat Eleanor!

Hey, 90-year-old Skydiver George Bush (41)...
... you've got a long way to go to beat Eleanor!___

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2014-11-09 05:56:15 (4 comments, 37 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Carl Sagan Was Born, 1934
On November 9, 1934 — 80 years ago today — Carl Edward Sagan was born in Brooklyn, New York. Sagan’s father was an immigrant from what is today Ukraine; Carl’s mother was a housewife from New York. Sagan credits his father with sparking his “sense of wonder”; and Sagan credits his mother, who had unfilled intellectual ambitions, with his analytic and skeptical propensities.

Sagan is well-known to so many people, because he narrated and co-wrote the Emmy, Hugo, and Peabody award-winning, 13-hour television series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which has been viewed by more than 500 million people in 60 different countries. The show, first aired in 1980, has become the most widely watched series in the history of U.S. public television. Sagan also became a favorite guest of American TV icon Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Showfor 30 year... altro »

Today in History: Carl Sagan Was Born, 1934
On November 9, 1934 — 80 years ago today — Carl Edward Sagan was born in Brooklyn, New York. Sagan’s father was an immigrant from what is today Ukraine; Carl’s mother was a housewife from New York. Sagan credits his father with sparking his “sense of wonder”; and Sagan credits his mother, who had unfilled intellectual ambitions, with his analytic and skeptical propensities.

Sagan is well-known to so many people, because he narrated and co-wrote the Emmy, Hugo, and Peabody award-winning, 13-hour television series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which has been viewed by more than 500 million people in 60 different countries. The show, first aired in 1980, has become the most widely watched series in the history of U.S. public television. Sagan also became a favorite guest of American TV icon Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show for 30 years, on which Sagan appeared 26 times to huge audiences, numbering in the millions of people. Johnny’s relationship was so close to Sagan that when Sagan died in 1996, Carson was the first person to contact Sagan’s wife to offer condolences. 

In addition to his Cosmos TV series, watched by more than one half billion people, Sagan achieved a number of other accomplishments:
• demonstrated by experiment amino acid creation from basic chemicals and radiation
• pioneered the study of exobiology — the search for alien life forms and extraterrestrial intelligence
• predicted Venus would have high surface temperatures, incapable of supporting human life
• assembled first physical messages sent into space on the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft
• published more than 500 scientific papers
• authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books
• wrote the science fiction novel, Contact, which was adapted into a 1997 movie of the same name [Sagan was paid $2 million to write the book — the highest advance ever given to an author up to that time]
• advised NASA, including briefing Apollo astronauts before their moon flights
• arranged experiments on many of the space missions to various planets in the Solar System
• founded The Planetary Society, which now has over 40,000 members from over 100 countries
• spent most of his career as an astronomy professor at Cornell University
• directed Cornell’s Laboratory for Planetary Studies
• directed (associate) of Cornell’s Center for Radiophysics and Space Research

In addition to the Emmy, Hugo, and Peabody awards for Cosmos, Sagan’s other notable awards included:
• NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 1977
• Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, The Dragons of Eden, 1978
• Oersted Medal for Outstanding Physics Teacher, 1990
• National Academy of Sciences most prestigious award, The Public Welfare Medal, 1994

Sagan has not always been regarded among a number of his academic peers as highly as he is regarded by the public. For example, although Sagan received the National Academy of Sciences award, the Public Welfare Medal, Sagan was denied membership in the Academy. It has been conjectured that many of Sagan’s peers were jealous of Sagan’s popularity, especially his $2 million advance to write science fiction. Also, when Sagan conducted research at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA and lectured at nearby Harvard University, his application for tenure at Harvard was denied. Nobel Prize chemist Harold Clayton Urey wrote an anti-Sagan letter to the tenure committee. Perhaps there was jealousy among fellow scientists at Harvard, because most of them labored in near anonymity while Sagan’s lectures were extremely popular and garnered press coverage. Fortunately, the system of higher education is competitive and Sagan was embraced for full tenure by Cornell University, where he taught until his death in 1996. 

It may also have been that certain scientists were opposed to Sagan's use of marijuana to enhance his scientific thinking. Sagan was a lifetime user of marijuana, and he believed it enhanced nearly everything in his life — from sex to baked potatoes. Haha.

YouTube videos:
•Carl Sagan's last interview with Charlie Rose (Full Interview)
•Dr. Carl Sagan CNN Interview with Ted Turner
•Three Views of Carl Sagan
•On The Day Carl Sagan Died

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan
•https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/context/top-10-science-popularizers-all-time
•http://www.csicop.org/si/show/carl_sagans_life_and_legacy_as_scientist_teacher_and_skeptic
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos:_A_Personal_Voyage
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrobiology
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_(novel)
•http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/public-welfare-medal.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Urey
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planetary_Society

Image credits:
•http://www.csicop.org/uploads/images/sagancollection.jpg
•NASA___

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2014-11-08 18:30:46 (10 comments, 20 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Rosetta nearing comet after 10-year chase: landing Nov. 12
On November 12 of this coming week, the European Space Agency (ESA) is going to attempt a landing with a robot on a comet for the first time in history. The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft was launched on March 2, 2004 from ESA's French Guyana launching site in South America. This spacecraft, Rosetta, is named after a black granite stone carved in Ancient Egypt with a decree issued on behalf of King Ptolemy V. Its comet lander, Philae,  is named after an island off the Nile River that was a site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex.

Are you ready for the excitement on November 12?

Sources:
•http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta
•http://www.space.com/27695-rosetta-comet-landing-anticipation.html?cmpid=558601•h... altro »

Rosetta nearing comet after 10-year chase: landing Nov. 12
On November 12 of this coming week, the European Space Agency (ESA) is going to attempt a landing with a robot on a comet for the first time in history. The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft was launched on March 2, 2004 from ESA's French Guyana launching site in South America. This spacecraft, Rosetta, is named after a black granite stone carved in Ancient Egypt with a decree issued on behalf of King Ptolemy V. Its comet lander, Philae,  is named after an island off the Nile River that was a site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex.

Are you ready for the excitement on November 12?

Sources:
•http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta
•http://www.space.com/27695-rosetta-comet-landing-anticipation.html?cmpid=558601
•http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/rosetta-spacecrafts-probe-set-historic-landing/story?id=26763287
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(spacecraft)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philae

Image credit:
ESA___

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2014-11-08 08:33:10 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: X-Rays Discovered, 1895
On November 8, 1895 — 119 years ago today — Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen accidentally discovered what he called, and what most people now call, “X-rays.” Röntgen made this discovery when he was conducting experiments to better understand the nature of cathode rays, which had been discovered earlier and which would play a part in the development of television. In assessing if cathode rays could pass through glass, Röntgen noticed a glow on a nearby chemically-coated screen, which represented a previously undiscovered type of radiation.

Röntgen then experimented with this new form of radiation, which he labeled “X-rays” for “unknown” radiation. His experiments showed him that X-rays could penetrate human skin but not denser matter like bones, and they could be photographed! A week after his discovery, Röntgen took an X-rayphotograph of his wi... altro »

Today in History: X-Rays Discovered, 1895
On November 8, 1895 — 119 years ago today — Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen accidentally discovered what he called, and what most people now call, “X-rays.” Röntgen made this discovery when he was conducting experiments to better understand the nature of cathode rays, which had been discovered earlier and which would play a part in the development of television. In assessing if cathode rays could pass through glass, Röntgen noticed a glow on a nearby chemically-coated screen, which represented a previously undiscovered type of radiation.

Röntgen then experimented with this new form of radiation, which he labeled “X-rays” for “unknown” radiation. His experiments showed him that X-rays could penetrate human skin but not denser matter like bones, and they could be photographed! A week after his discovery, Röntgen took an X-ray photograph of his wife’s hand that showed her wedding ring and bones. 

The medical implications of these photographable rays were almost immediately clear. Within 2 years, X-rays were used on the battlefield in the Balkan War to find bullets and broken bones inside war victims. And by 1901, Röntgen’s discovery led him to receiving the very first Nobel Prize in physics. 

YouTube videos:
•http://www.darvill.clara.net/emag/emagxray.htm

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-scientist-discovers-x-rays
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4400835/Wilhelm-Conrad-Rontgen-discovers-the-X-ray--November-8--1895
•http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1901/rontgen-bio.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation
•http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/physics-terms/xray-info2.htm
•http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/science/x-ray-applications-x-rays.html
•http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects2001/cdavies/xrays.htm
•http://www.darvill.clara.net/emag/
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-scientist-discovers-x-rays
•https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/medical-milestones-invention-x-ray/Caribbean-Medical-Schools
•http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/30693/title/The-First-X-ray--1895/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/photogalleries/101108-x-rays-google-doodle-115th-anniversary-years-science-pictures/

Image credits:
•An early X-ray picture (radiograph) taken at a public lecture by Wilhelm Röntgen (1845–1923) of Albert von Kölliker's left hand. By Wilhelm Röntgen; current version created by Old Moonraker. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896#mediaviewer/File:X-ray_by_Wilhelm_R%C3%B6ntgen_of_Albert_von_K%C3%B6lliker%27s_hand_-_18960123-02.jpg
•Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, cleaned up version from Life Magazine, now public domain:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roentgen2.jpg___

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2014-11-07 05:10:22 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Mars Global Surveyor Launched, 1996
On November 7, 1996 — 18 years ago today — NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor soared into space atop a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral. The Surveyor spacecraft contained a set of sophisticated remote-sensing instruments to study the surface, magnetic fields, mineral composition, and atmosphere of Mars. It arrived at Mars on September 11, 1997 — a little over 10 months after its launch from Earth. The Surveyor was expected to run out of fuel in April, 2003, but NASA scientists adopted an “angular momentum management” strategy that cut the use of fuel needed by 800%, extending its mission 3-½ more years before it went silent, November 2, 2006.

The Mars Global Surveyor traveled in a polar orbit once every 2 hours, 12 times a day, about 249 miles (400 kilometers) above the Martian surface. Measurements and high-resolutionphotographs ... altro »

Today in History: Mars Global Surveyor Launched, 1996
On November 7, 1996 — 18 years ago today — NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor soared into space atop a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral. The Surveyor spacecraft contained a set of sophisticated remote-sensing instruments to study the surface, magnetic fields, mineral composition, and atmosphere of Mars. It arrived at Mars on September 11, 1997 — a little over 10 months after its launch from Earth. The Surveyor was expected to run out of fuel in April, 2003, but NASA scientists adopted an “angular momentum management” strategy that cut the use of fuel needed by 800%, extending its mission 3-½ more years before it went silent, November 2, 2006.

The Mars Global Surveyor traveled in a polar orbit once every 2 hours, 12 times a day, about 249 miles (400 kilometers) above the Martian surface. Measurements and high-resolution photographs provided continuous data “snapshots” that were transmitted to earth, and that now are supplying scientists with decades of material to study. Future missions to Mars used data from this Surveyor to find safe landing sites and to determine spots where to search for evidence of water history on Mars.

From the Surveyor data, imaging scientists have observed gullies and debris flow features, indicating possible current liquid water at or near the surface.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Global_Surveyor
•http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/
•http://science.nasa.gov/missions/mars-global-surveyor/
•http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/

Image credits:
•Artist’s conception of Mars Global Surveyor orbiting Mars [top left]
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap030205.html
•Courtesy of The Boeing Company / Photo by Carleton Bailie [bottom left]
http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/images/space/delta_ii/images/d2_mars_surveyor.jpg
•Gullies in Newton Basin in Sirenum Terra, Mars. Credit: Malin Space Science Systems, MGS, JPL, NASA
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030205.html___

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2014-11-06 07:43:46 (15 comments, 23 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft signed a contract with IBM to create the IBM PC’s operating system
On November 6, 1980 — 34 years ago today, long before Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Steve Balmer were billionaires — Microsoft and IBM signed a contract for Microsoft to create the operating system for the impending IBM-PC, which would be introduced on August 12, 1981. Precisely how Microsoft was given what would turn out to be an incredible opportunity is a story that has been told from a number of perspectives, and the perspectives do not always form a cohesive whole.

The consensus elements of the story behind the IBM-Microsoft contract involve these facts:
(1) Watching the success of early PC manufacturers in the late 1970s and a potential new large market, IBM President John Opel and IBM’s corporate management committee wanted IBM to develop a PC to compete in this emergingmarket ... altro »

Today in History: Microsoft signed a contract with IBM to create the IBM PC’s operating system
On November 6, 1980 — 34 years ago today, long before Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Steve Balmer were billionaires — Microsoft and IBM signed a contract for Microsoft to create the operating system for the impending IBM-PC, which would be introduced on August 12, 1981. Precisely how Microsoft was given what would turn out to be an incredible opportunity is a story that has been told from a number of perspectives, and the perspectives do not always form a cohesive whole.

The consensus elements of the story behind the IBM-Microsoft contract involve these facts:
(1) Watching the success of early PC manufacturers in the late 1970s and a potential new large market, IBM President John Opel and IBM’s corporate management committee wanted IBM to develop a PC to compete in this emerging market as fast as possible. 
(2) Such quick effort to build a profitable PC was not possible through the normal methodical, slow-moving, bureaucratic-committee culture of hierarchical IBM. William C. Lowe — a visionary IBM executive who has been called “father of the IBM PC” and who was working on early prototypes of individual user computers — recommended to IBM’s top management committee that IBM buy Atari, a successful PC computer manufacturer, or develop its own prototype PC using untraditional methods. 
(3) IBM’s president, John Opel, had already encouraged creation of small, autonomous “Independent Business Units” within IBM — to avoid the phlegmatic nature of IBM’s bureaucracy in bringing new products to market. So the management committee put Lowe in charge of one of these new units and requested that Lowe quickly develop a prototype PC and a business plan to bring a PC to market within a year. 
(4) Lowe recommended streamlining PC development by (a) building an open architecture, (b) using off-the-shelf, non-proprietary hardware components, and (c) selling the computer through retail stores. The management committee approved the plan.
(5) Lowe assigned Bill Syndes and later Philip “Don” Estridge, a long-time IBM engineer, to develop and launch the PC with a small team of about a dozen people. Standard components were used, and a decision was made to outsource creation of the operating system. Jack Sams, an experienced IBM software developer, became leader of the software development team.
(6) There was only one company in the nascent PC industry that had already developed a popular operating system, Digital Research, which was founded by Dr. Gary Kildall. Kildall had developed CP/M (Control Program for Monitor/Microcomputers) for 8-bit Intel 8080/85 microprocessors, the common PC processor of the late 1970s; and CP/M had become the de facto standard.
(7) IBM’s tiny PC team reached out to Microsoft, first. Bill Gates has credited his mother with creating this opening with IBM, because John Opel knew Gates’s mom. Opel and mom had served at the same time on the board of directors of United Way, and she apparently put in a good word regarding her son's expertise in the early PC industry.
(8) After talking to Bill Gates on the phone, IBM suggested a meeting. Gates suggested a meeting in the very next week. IBM representatives said, “We’ll be on a plane in two hours.” The first IBM meeting took place with Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Paul Allen in July 1980. In this meeting, Bill Gates (et al.) signed a non-disclosure agreement, because IBM was telling Gates its secret plans.
(9) In this July 1980 meeting, Gates bluntly told IBM that if it wanted to use superior software on its PC, it should use a 16-bit processor and not an 8-bit processor.
(10) Ballmer was smart enough to summarize the meeting from Microsoft's point of view in a thank you letter to IBM. [In my career, i have always found such letters to have tremendous impact, as they can concretize that “distortion field” that you want to become reality, serve as a tangible action item for others, and separate the seriously professional from not-so-serious potential collaborator.]
(11) A second IBM-Microsoft meeting occurred in August when Gates signed a consulting agreement with IBM to write a report describing how Microsoft could help IBM. IBM representatives asked Gates about CP/M, and asked Gates if he could sell CP/M to IBM. Gates explained that Gary Kildall had developed CP/M and helped to arrange a meeting between Kildall and IBM.
(12) Exactly what transpired between IBM and Kildall is not known conclusively. What is known is that when IBM representatives arrived earlier than expected in the morning, Gary Kildall was “out flying” — to a business appointment, according to Kildall. When Kildall arrived back in the office in the afternoon, Kildall claims he signed the IBM non-disclosure agreement, which his wife earlier had refused to sign on the advice of the corporate attorney, because it was a one-way agreement (Kildall had to deny the meeting took place, in effect, while IBM could use whatever it learned in whatever way it wanted). No agreements were signed between IBM and Kildall in this meeting.
(13) At some point in subsequent talks, IBM offered to buy CP/M outright for $250,000. Kildall was only willing to license it to IBM for $10 per copy, the normal rate. 
(14) IBM decided to use a 16-bit processor for its computer. Gates then told IBM that Kildall’s CP/M would be of little use, but Microsoft could develop the operating system for the IBM 16-bit PC, which it could not do in the strict timelines required by IBM. However, Paul Allen knew about Tim Paterson, now called “father of DOS,” who worked at Seattle Computer Products.
(15) Tim Paterson claimed to have spent “about half the time over a four-month period” in developing a 16-bit operating system, which was called QDOS (for quick and dirty operating system). Gary Kildall, who was able to see Paterson’s code at one point, claimed that Tim Paterson copied most of Kildall’s 8-bit CP/M.
(16) Microsoft did not inform Paterson that Microsoft needed Paterson’s 16-bit QDOS for IBM, but it did eventually reach a deal to purchase it — just before the IBM PC was announced.
(17) IBM learned from Kildall that Paterson's QDOS, which would serve as the basis of Microsoft's operating system for the initial release of the IBM-PC may cause copyright issues to surface, so IBM signed an agreement with Kildall's Digital Research to license its CP/M software for the IBM PC, the 8-bit CP/M and a 16-bit CP/M.
(18) When IBM announced its PC, IBM priced the Microsoft operating system at $40 and Digital Research's CP/M at $240, guaranteeing that the Microsoft software would become the dominant software platform for its PC.
(19) Bill Gates convinced IBM to accept a non-exclusive license for the Microsoft IBM-PC operating system software. IBM must have been thinking that it did not matter, because IBM was used to being the hardware of choice for customers. 
(20) Because IBM had used off-the-shelf components to build its PCs, along with an open architecture, IBM not only got its PC to market in record time, but it also created a massive clone market that grew larger than the IBM-PC market. 
(21) The sole beneficiary of this IBM PC-market and massive clone market was Microsoft, because its operating system worked on all the PCs.

The 3 gentleman in the photo who negotiated with IBM and signed the contract to build the IBM-PC's operating system are now multi-billionaires.

YouTube videos:
•How IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M (1995) [Computer Chronicles]

Sources:
•http://thisdayintechhistory.com/11/06/ibm-signs-a-deal-with-the-devil/
•http://www.tommerritt.com/2013/11/06/tech-history-today-nov-6-2013/
•http://www.i-programmer.info/news/82-heritage/1546-30-years-ago-microsoft-signs-contract-with-ibm-to-create-ms-dos.html
•http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/software/286148-the-rise-of-dos-how-microsoft-got-the-ibm-pc-os-contract
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer
•http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2004-10-24/the-man-who-could-have-been-bill-gates
•http://inventors.about.com/od/computersoftware/a/Putting-Microsoft-On-The-Map.htm
•http://patersontech.com/dos/byte%E2%80%93history.aspx
•http://patersontech.com/dos/microsoft-micronews.aspx
•http://wikipcpedia.com/wiki/getting-serious-the-pc-comes-of-age/ibm-entry-level-systems/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._Lowe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_IBM
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Opel
•http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-11/news/mn-2837_1_mary-gates
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Don_Estridge
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Kildall
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Research
•http://patersontech.com/dos/microsoft-micronews.aspx
•http://patersontech.com/dos/byte%E2%80%93history.aspx
•http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/27/the_os_wars_os2_25years_old/?page=2
•http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071358927/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0071358927&linkCode=as2&tag=ace-videos-20&linkId=YSFHVHJ6KQIBJVXU

Image credit:
Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates (photo is courtesy of Techcrunch, and it is believed that the photo is much later than 1980):
•http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/25/microsofts-next-era/___

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2014-11-05 05:09:51 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Federal Judge Finds Microsoft Holds Monopoly Power and Abuses It
On November 5, 1999 — 15 years ago today — U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued his initial “Findings of Fact” regarding an antitrust suit brought against Microsoft by the U.S. Justice Department and 20 states’ attorneys general. The suit was filed on May 18, 1998 and charged that Microsoft abused its dominant market position to thwart competition.

Judge Jackson’s findings, in a final paragraph, sharply defined what the Judge viewed as Microsoft’s abusive monopolistic practices:

Most harmful of all is the message that Microsoft's actions have conveyed to every enterprise with the potential to innovate in the computer industry. Through its conduct toward Netscape, IBM, Compaq, Intel, and others, Microsoft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious marketpower and imm... altro »

Today in History: Federal Judge Finds Microsoft Holds Monopoly Power and Abuses It
On November 5, 1999 — 15 years ago today — U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued his initial “Findings of Fact” regarding an antitrust suit brought against Microsoft by the U.S. Justice Department and 20 states’ attorneys general. The suit was filed on May 18, 1998 and charged that Microsoft abused its dominant market position to thwart competition.

Judge Jackson’s findings, in a final paragraph, sharply defined what the Judge viewed as Microsoft’s abusive monopolistic practices:

Most harmful of all is the message that Microsoft's actions have conveyed to every enterprise with the potential to innovate in the computer industry. Through its conduct toward Netscape, IBM, Compaq, Intel, and others, Microsoft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious market power and immense profits to harm any firm that insists on pursuing initiatives that could intensify competition against one of Microsoft's core products. Microsoft's past success in hurting such companies and stifling innovation deters investment in technologies and businesses that exhibit the potential to threaten Microsoft. The ultimate result is that some innovations that would truly benefit consumers never occur for the sole reason that they do not coincide with Microsoft's self-interest.

At least one analyst speculated that the testimony of Bill Gates by video deposition in this case may have led to the Microsoft Board exerting pressure on Gates to relinquish his chief executive officer (CEO) position. Many people thought Gates damaged Microsoft’s reputation by appearing arrogant, elusive, and unhelpful in answering questions. Other observers said that Gates merely was playing “the deposition game.” In any event, within two months of this finding of facts by Justice Jackson, Bill Gates resigned as CEO, and Steve Balmer replaced him.

On June 7, 2000, Judge Jackson ordered that Microsoft be split into two competing companies. Microsoft appealed this decision directly to the Supreme Court, and the top court refused to hear the appeal before a lower court made a decision on the appeal. The appeals process went on until November 2, 2001, when Microsoft reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to be more transparent in sharing programming language with third-party developers. In retrospect, Balmer’s biggest achievement as CEO may have been in holding Microsoft together and not further aggravating its relationship with antitrust officials in Washington, D.C.

Sources:
•http://www.justice.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm
•http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/2479.html
•http://web.archive.org/web/20091124024726/http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9811/17/judgelaugh.ms.idg/index.html
•http://livingbehindthegates.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/antitrust-the-new-monopoly-frontier-education-and-the-legacy-of-bill-gates/
•http://seattletimes.com/html/microsoft/2015029604_microsoft12.html
•http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2000/jun/07/microsoft.business1
•http://www.forbes.com/2000/01/13/mu7.html

Image credits:
•Microsopoly: http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/087/9/e/Microsoft_Monopoly_by_jubjub449.png
•Bill Gates:
http://rack.1.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDE0LzAyLzA0LzE0L2JpbGxnYXRlcy44YzZkMS5qcGcKcAl0aHVtYgkxMjAweDYyNyMKZQlqcGc/290a23f3/e82/bill-gates.jpg___

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2014-11-04 06:02:44 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First computer accurately predicted presidential election, 1952
On November 4, 1952 — 62 years ago today — a “UNIVAC I,”* hired by CBS News, became the first computer to accurately predict a presidential election: Dwight D. Eisenhower would soundly defeat Adlai E. Stevenson II to become the 34th president of the United States. In the days preceding the election, traditional pollsters had predicted that Adlai Stevenson would win the election. On election night shortly after the polls closed, the UNIVAC computer predicted that Eisenhower would win in a landslide and that this outcome was all but certain. CBS News officials declined to report the prediction, because it was so far off from the overwhelming consensus of the human “expert” polls. As more state-by-state total voting figures became known during the course of the night, CBS News did become the first networkto report t... altro »

Today in History: First computer accurately predicted presidential election, 1952
On November 4, 1952 — 62 years ago today — a “UNIVAC I,”* hired by CBS News, became the first computer to accurately predict a presidential election: Dwight D. Eisenhower would soundly defeat Adlai E. Stevenson II to become the 34th president of the United States. In the days preceding the election, traditional pollsters had predicted that Adlai Stevenson would win the election. On election night shortly after the polls closed, the UNIVAC computer predicted that Eisenhower would win in a landslide and that this outcome was all but certain. CBS News officials declined to report the prediction, because it was so far off from the overwhelming consensus of the human “expert” polls. As more state-by-state total voting figures became known during the course of the night, CBS News did become the first network to report that Eisenhower would win the election in a landslide — and Charles Collingwood (photo, top left), the on-air analyst for CBS news, admitted that the UNIVAC computer had called the accurate results much earlier. By the next presidential election, all 3 major networks were using computers to predict the outcome hours before the total results were known.

*UNIVAC = UNIVersal Automatic Computer

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/univac-computer-dedicated
•http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?year=1952
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/November/4/
•http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1104cbs-tv-univac-election/
•http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/10/31/163951263/the-night-a-computer-predicted-the-next-president
•http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9904/30/1952.idg/
•http://www.i-programmer.info/news/82-heritage/5029-univac-predicts-us-election-on-this-day-60-years-ago-.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlai_Stevenson_II
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIVAC_I

Image credit:
•http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/still-image/UNIVAC/Univac_1.charles_collingwood.1952.102645279.lg.jpg
•http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/10/30/univac11_custom-d1f68dfc20a6ede568299ba03659c2775bfd3f2b.jpg
•Eisenhower: By White House ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
•Stevenson: By Warren K. Leffler. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons___

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2014-11-03 07:19:25 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Opened to Traffic
On November 3, 1930 — 84 years ago today — the 5,160-foot-long Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was opened to traffic, after being officially dedicated on November 1 by U.S. President Herbert Hoover, who telegraphed a “golden key” from the White House (as the tunnel’s promoters would have you believe, haha). The tunnel was the first international automobile tunnel. 

Inasmuch as Michigan was a center of car manufacturing, the subsequent robust traffic flow in all directions required new means for “bridging” waterways that divided major metropolitan areas, particularly the Detroit River separating Detroit, Michigan (USA) and Windsor, Ontario (Canada). The need for an automobile tunnel was realized by the mayors of both cities a decade earlier, and they signed an agreement to bring about such a tunnel in 1919. But itwasn’t until 1... altro »

Today in History: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Opened to Traffic
On November 3, 1930 — 84 years ago today — the 5,160-foot-long Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was opened to traffic, after being officially dedicated on November 1 by U.S. President Herbert Hoover, who telegraphed a “golden key” from the White House (as the tunnel’s promoters would have you believe, haha). The tunnel was the first international automobile tunnel. 

Inasmuch as Michigan was a center of car manufacturing, the subsequent robust traffic flow in all directions required new means for “bridging” waterways that divided major metropolitan areas, particularly the Detroit River separating Detroit, Michigan (USA) and Windsor, Ontario (Canada). The need for an automobile tunnel was realized by the mayors of both cities a decade earlier, and they signed an agreement to bring about such a tunnel in 1919. But it wasn’t until 1928 when construction began on the tunnel. One of the underlying growing forces for the tunnel’s construction may have been U.S. Prohibition, as a tunnel would provide an easy means for smuggling alcohol between Canada (where alcohol could be manufactured) and the U.S. (where alcohol was illegal from 1920-1933).

You Tube video (explains how tunnel was built):
•The Detroit Windsor Tunnel

Sources:
•http://www.dwtunnel.com/AboutUs.aspx
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/detroit-windsor-tunnel-is-dedicated
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit%E2%80%93Windsor_Tunnel
•http://books.google.com/books?id=qOIDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA889&dq=Popular+Science+1930+plane+%22Popular+Mechanics%22&hl=en&ei=_7BlTsWeBYTWgQf9mIiLCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&sqi=2&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=true

Image credit:
•Google Maps
•http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/studebaker/1929-studebaker.jpg
•http://landmarks4thgrade.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/5/9/10599930/2830359_orig.jpg___

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2014-11-02 19:00:11 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Happy 14th Anniversary: International Space Station Occupancy
On November 2, 2000 — 14 years ago today — the International Space Station (ISS) got its first long-duration stay crew. All these people have been residents of the space station, which has been continuously occupied every day for the last 14 years (listed in order, left to right, then down):

1. Akihiko Hoshide, Exp 32, 33
2. Aleksandr Kaleri, Exp 8, 25, 26
3. Aleksandr Misurkin, Exp 35, 36
4. Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Exp 27, 28, 41
5. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Exp 23, 24, 39, 40
6. Alexander Gerst, Exp 40, 41
7. Anatoli Ivanishin, Exp 29, 30
8. André Kuipers, Exp 30, 31
9. Andrei Borisenko, Exp 27, 28
10. Anton Shkaplerov, Exp 29, 30
11. Barry E. Wilmore, Exp 41
12. C. Michael Foale, Exp 8
13. Carl E. Walz, Exp 4
14. Catherine G. Coleman, Exp 26, 27
15.Chri... altro »

Happy 14th Anniversary: International Space Station Occupancy
On November 2, 2000 — 14 years ago today — the International Space Station (ISS) got its first long-duration stay crew. All these people have been residents of the space station, which has been continuously occupied every day for the last 14 years (listed in order, left to right, then down):

1. Akihiko Hoshide, Exp 32, 33
2. Aleksandr Kaleri, Exp 8, 25, 26
3. Aleksandr Misurkin, Exp 35, 36
4. Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Exp 27, 28, 41
5. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Exp 23, 24, 39, 40
6. Alexander Gerst, Exp 40, 41
7. Anatoli Ivanishin, Exp 29, 30
8. André Kuipers, Exp 30, 31
9. Andrei Borisenko, Exp 27, 28
10. Anton Shkaplerov, Exp 29, 30
11. Barry E. Wilmore, Exp 41
12. C. Michael Foale, Exp 8
13. Carl E. Walz, Exp 4
14. Catherine G. Coleman, Exp 26, 27
15. Chris Hadfield, Exp 34, 35
16. Christopher J. Cassidy, Exp 35, 36
17. Clayton C. Anderson, Exp 15, 16
18. Daniel C. Burbank, Exp 29, 30
19. Daniel M. Tani, Exp 16
20. Daniel W. Bursch, Exp 4
21. Dimitri Kondratyev, Exp 26, 27
22. Donald R. Pettit, Exp 6, 30, 31
23. Douglas H. Wheelock, Exp 24, 25
24. E. Michael Fincke, Exp 9, 18
25. Edward T. Lu, Exp 7
26. Evgeny Tarelkin, Exp 33, 34
27. Frank De Winne, Exp 20, 21
28. Frank L. Culbertson, Exp 3
29. Fyodor Yurchikhin, Exp 15, 24, 25, 36, 37
30. Garrett E. Reisman, Exp 16, 17
31. Gennady Padalka, Exp 9, 19, 20, 31, 32
32. Gregory E. Chamitoff, Exp 17, 18
33. Gregory R. Wiseman, Exp 40, 41
34. James S. Voss, Exp 2
35. Jeffrey N. Williams, Exp 13, 21, 22
36. John L. Phillips, Exp 11
37. Joseph M. Acaba, Exp 31, 32
38. Karen L. Nyberg, Exp 36, 37
39. Kenneth D. Bowersox, Exp 6
40. Kevin A. Ford, Exp 33, 34
41. Koichi Wakata, Exp 18, 19, 20, 38, 39
42. Léopold Eyharts, Exp 16
43. Leroy Chiao, Exp 10
44. Luca Parmitano, Exp 36, 37
45. Maksim Surayev, Exp 21, 22, 40, 41
46. Michael E. Fossum, Exp 28, 29
47. Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Exp 14
48. Michael R. Barratt, Exp 19, 20
49. Michael S. Hopkins, Exp 37, 38
50. Mikhail Korniyenko, Exp 23, 24
51. Mikhail Tyurin, Exp 3, 14, 38, 39
52. Nicole P. Stott, Exp 20, 21
53. Nikolai Budarin, Exp 6
54. Oleg Artemyev, Exp 39, 40
55. Oleg Kononenko, Exp 17, 30, 31
56. Oleg Kotov, Exp 15, 22, 23, 37, 38
57. Oleg Novitskiy, Exp 33, 34
58. Oleg Skripochka, Exp 25, 26
59. Paolo Nespoli, Exp 26, 27
60. Pavel Vinogradov, Exp 13, 35, 36
61. Peggy A. Whitson, Exp 5, 16
62. Richard A. Mastracchio, Exp 38, 39
63. Robert B. Thirsk, Exp 20, 21
64. Roman Romanenko, Exp 20, 21, 34, 35
65. Ronald J. Garan, Exp 27, 28
66. Salizhan Sharipov, Exp 10
67. Sandra H. Magnus, Exp 18
68. Satoshi Furukawa, Exp 28, 29
69. Scott J. Kelly, Exp 25, 26
70. Sergei Krikalev, Exp 1, 11
71. Sergei Revin, Exp 31, 32
72. Sergei Treshchev, Exp 5
73. Sergey Ryazansky, Exp 37, 38
74. Sergey Volkov, Exp 17, 28, 29
75. Shannon Walker, Exp 24, 25
76. Soichi Noguchi, Exp 22, 23
77. Steven R. Swanson, Exp 39, 40
78. Sunita L. Williams, Exp 14, 15, 32, 33
79. Susan J. Helms, Exp 2
80. Thomas H. Marshburn, Exp 34, 35
81. Thomas Reiter, Exp 13, 14
82. Timothy J. Creamer, Exp 22, 23
83. Timothy L. Kopra, Exp 20
84. Tracy E. Caldwell Dyson, Exp 23, 24
85. Valery Korzun, Exp 5
86. Valery Tokarev, Exp 12
87. Vladimir Dezhurov, Exp 3
88. William M. Shepherd, Exp 1
89. William S. McArthur, Exp 12
90. Yelena Serova, Exp 41
91. Yuri Gidzenko, Exp 1
92. Yuri Lonchakov, Exp 18
93. Yuri Malenchenko, Exp 7, 16, 32, 33
94. Yuri Usachev, Exp 2
95. Yury Onufrienko, Exp 4

Background
On January 25, 1984, in his State of the Union address, U.S. President Ronald Reagan directed NASA to begin building an international space station within 10 years. In 1993, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Space Agency (RSA) proposed that NASA and RSA collaborate to build their respective space stations, inasmuch as both their costs were becoming prohibitive. On September 2, 1993, Russia and U.S. signed an agreement to merge their respective space station programs. A Russian rocket launched the first element of the space station on November 20, 1998. NASA launched the first U.S.-built component on December 4, 1998. The first long-stay crew arrived at the station on November 2, 2000, but the full space station was not yet assembled. Modules were added over time:

• February 7, 2001: “Destiny,” the U.S. Laboratory, became part of the station.
• February 7, 2008: “Columbus Laboratory,” the European Space Agency’s module, became part of the station.
• March 11, 2008, “Kibo Laboratory,” the Japanese-designed and build module, became part of the station.

To date, 156 launches have been involved in the construction and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS). The Space Shuttle was instrumental in helping to assemble the above modules — particularly, its robotic arm that emerged from the cargo bay when its doors were flung open.  

The ISS program has been and is working on achieving 3 major goals:

(1) To conduct research to improve life on Earth: medical research, especially to cure diseases, and new material development.
(2) To conduct research for future space exploration: physiological changes are being observed, such as bone and eye changes, spinal cord pressure, and other areas that could only be studied by such extended stays in space.
(3) To serve as a “safe harbor” for new generations of spacecraft designed by different countries and private companies.

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/what-is-the-iss-58.html#.VCw_iytdXXE
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/#.VFP-rvTF_XE
•http://spaceflightnow.com/ops/stage4a/001102dock/
•http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/First_crew_starts_living_and_working_on_the_International_Space_Station
•http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=119827
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/past.html#.VFP-9_TF_XE
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_International_Space_Station_expeditions
•http://www.spaceanswers.com/space-exploration/15-years-of-the-iss-the-past-present-and-future-of-the-space-station/
•http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss_chronology.html

Image credit:
Assembled by me in Apple's iWeb app using public domain photos, mostly from Wikipedia, then i took a screen capture shot of the iWeb page and uploaded it to Google+.

#ISS #space #astronauts  #cosmonauts___

2014-11-02 13:18:34 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Space Age Poll
Without checking Our Lord Omniscient-Google, how many people would you estimate have travelled in Space [Space defined as 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, above the Earth's surface]? To be sure, I'm not just asking about “space-walkers” as shown in the image below, but the total number of people who have travelled in spacecraft into Space.

Space Age Poll
Without checking Our Lord Omniscient-Google, how many people would you estimate have travelled in Space [Space defined as 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, above the Earth's surface]? To be sure, I'm not just asking about “space-walkers” as shown in the image below, but the total number of people who have travelled in spacecraft into Space.___

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2014-11-02 05:44:04 (1 comments, 23 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Today in History: International Space Station Got Its First Residents
On November 2, 2000 — 14 years ago today — the International Space Station (ISS) got its first long-duration stay crew. The ISS is the most expensive and one of the most complex structures ever assembled, and it has served as a project of collaboration, originally between the two major Cold War powers, and over time among a number of nations. Human beings have occupied the space station without interruption as of today, the 14th anniversary of continuous residency! To date, 95 unique individuals have been residents and workers aboard the space station over 5,112 consecutive days:

1. Akihiko Hoshide, Exp 32, 33
2. Aleksandr Kaleri, Exp 8, 25, 26
3. Aleksandr Misurkin, Exp 35, 36
4. Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Exp 27, 28, 41
5. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Exp 23, 24, 39, 40
6. Alexander Gerst, Exp40,... altro »

Today in History: International Space Station Got Its First Residents
On November 2, 2000 — 14 years ago today — the International Space Station (ISS) got its first long-duration stay crew. The ISS is the most expensive and one of the most complex structures ever assembled, and it has served as a project of collaboration, originally between the two major Cold War powers, and over time among a number of nations. Human beings have occupied the space station without interruption as of today, the 14th anniversary of continuous residency! To date, 95 unique individuals have been residents and workers aboard the space station over 5,112 consecutive days:

1. Akihiko Hoshide, Exp 32, 33
2. Aleksandr Kaleri, Exp 8, 25, 26
3. Aleksandr Misurkin, Exp 35, 36
4. Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Exp 27, 28, 41
5. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Exp 23, 24, 39, 40
6. Alexander Gerst, Exp 40, 41
7. Anatoli Ivanishin, Exp 29, 30
8. André Kuipers, Exp 30, 31
9. Andrei Borisenko, Exp 27, 28
10. Anton Shkaplerov, Exp 29, 30
11. Barry E. Wilmore, Exp 41
12. C. Michael Foale, Exp 8
13. Carl E. Walz, Exp 4
14. Catherine G. Coleman, Exp 26, 27
15. Chris Hadfield, Exp 34, 35
16. Christopher J. Cassidy, Exp 35, 36
17. Clayton C. Anderson, Exp 15, 16
18. Daniel C. Burbank, Exp 29, 30
19. Daniel M. Tani, Exp 16
20. Daniel W. Bursch, Exp 4
21. Dimitri Kondratyev, Exp 26, 27
22. Donald R. Pettit, Exp 6, 30, 31
23. Douglas H. Wheelock, Exp 24, 25
24. E. Michael Fincke, Exp 9, 18
25. Edward T. Lu, Exp 7
26. Evgeny Tarelkin, Exp 33, 34
27. Frank De Winne, Exp 20, 21
28. Frank L. Culbertson, Exp 3
29. Fyodor Yurchikhin, Exp 15, 24, 25, 36, 37
30. Garrett E. Reisman, Exp 16, 17
31. Gennady Padalka, Exp 9, 19, 20, 31, 32
32. Gregory E. Chamitoff, Exp 17, 18
33. Gregory R. Wiseman, Exp 40, 41
34. James S. Voss, Exp 2
35. Jeffrey N. Williams, Exp 13, 21, 22
36. John L. Phillips, Exp 11
37. Joseph M. Acaba, Exp 31, 32
38. Karen L. Nyberg, Exp 36, 37
39. Kenneth D. Bowersox, Exp 6
40. Kevin A. Ford, Exp 33, 34
41. Koichi Wakata, Exp 18, 19, 20, 38, 39
42. Léopold Eyharts, Exp 16
43. Leroy Chiao, Exp 10
44. Luca Parmitano, Exp 36, 37
45. Maksim Surayev, Exp 21, 22, 40, 41
46. Michael E. Fossum, Exp 28, 29
47. Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Exp 14
48. Michael R. Barratt, Exp 19, 20
49. Michael S. Hopkins, Exp 37, 38
50. Mikhail Korniyenko, Exp 23, 24
51. Mikhail Tyurin, Exp 3, 14, 38, 39
52. Nicole P. Stott, Exp 20, 21
53. Nikolai Budarin, Exp 6
54. Oleg Artemyev, Exp 39, 40
55. Oleg Kononenko, Exp 17, 30, 31
56. Oleg Kotov, Exp 15, 22, 23, 37, 38
57. Oleg Novitskiy, Exp 33, 34
58. Oleg Skripochka, Exp 25, 26
59. Paolo Nespoli, Exp 26, 27
60. Pavel Vinogradov, Exp 13, 35, 36
61. Peggy A. Whitson, Exp 5, 16
62. Richard A. Mastracchio, Exp 38, 39
63. Robert B. Thirsk, Exp 20, 21
64. Roman Romanenko, Exp 20, 21, 34, 35
65. Ronald J. Garan, Exp 27, 28
66. Salizhan Sharipov, Exp 10
67. Sandra H. Magnus, Exp 18
68. Satoshi Furukawa, Exp 28, 29
69. Scott J. Kelly, Exp 25, 26
70. Sergei Krikalev, Exp 1, 11
71. Sergei Revin, Exp 31, 32
72. Sergei Treshchev, Exp 5
73. Sergey Ryazansky, Exp 37, 38
74. Sergey Volkov, Exp 17, 28, 29
75. Shannon Walker, Exp 24, 25
76. Soichi Noguchi, Exp 22, 23
77. Steven R. Swanson, Exp 39, 40
78. Sunita L. Williams, Exp 14, 15, 32, 33
79. Susan J. Helms, Exp 2
80. Thomas H. Marshburn, Exp 34, 35
81. Thomas Reiter, Exp 13, 14
82. Timothy J. Creamer, Exp 22, 23
83. Timothy L. Kopra, Exp 20
84. Tracy E. Caldwell Dyson, Exp 23, 24
85. Valery Korzun, Exp 5
86. Valery Tokarev, Exp 12
87. Vladimir Dezhurov, Exp 3
88. William M. Shepherd, Exp 1
89. William S. McArthur, Exp 12
90. Yelena Serova, Exp 41
91. Yuri Gidzenko, Exp 1
92. Yuri Lonchakov, Exp 18
93. Yuri Malenchenko, Exp 7, 16, 32, 33
94. Yuri Usachev, Exp 2
95. Yury Onufrienko, Exp 4

Background
On January 25, 1984, in his State of the Union address, U.S. President Ronald Reagan directed NASA to begin building an international space station within 10 years. In 1993, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Space Agency (RSA) proposed that NASA and RSA collaborate to build their respective space stations, inasmuch as both their costs were becoming prohibitive. On September 2, 1993, Russia and U.S. signed an agreement to merge their respective space station programs. A Russian rocket launched the first element of the space station on November 20, 1998. NASA launched the first U.S.-built component on December 4, 1998. The first long-stay crew arrived at the station on November 2, 2000, but the full space station was not yet assembled. Modules were added over time:

• February 7, 2001: “Destiny,” the U.S. Laboratory, became part of the station.
• February 7, 2008: “Columbus Laboratory,” the European Space Agency’s module, became part of the station.
• March 11, 2008, “Kibo Laboratory,” the Japanese-designed and build module, became part of the station.

To date, 156 launches have been involved in the construction and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS). The Space Shuttle was instrumental in helping to assemble the above modules — particularly, its robotic arm that emerged from the cargo bay when its doors were flung open.  

The ISS program has been and is working on achieving 3 major goals:

(1) To conduct research to improve life on Earth: medical research, especially to cure diseases, and new material development.
(2) To conduct research for future space exploration: physiological changes are being observed, such as bone and eye changes, spinal cord pressure, and other areas that could only be studied by such extended stays in space.
(3) To serve as a “safe harbor” for new generations of spacecraft designed by different countries and private companies.

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/what-is-the-iss-58.html#.VCw_iytdXXE
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/#.VFP-rvTF_XE
•http://spaceflightnow.com/ops/stage4a/001102dock/
•http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/First_crew_starts_living_and_working_on_the_International_Space_Station
•http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=119827
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/past.html#.VFP-9_TF_XE
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_International_Space_Station_expeditions
•http://www.spaceanswers.com/space-exploration/15-years-of-the-iss-the-past-present-and-future-of-the-space-station/
•http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss_chronology.html

Image credit:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/International_Space_Station_after_undocking_of_STS-132.jpg___

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2014-11-01 06:04:10 (13 comments, 20 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Western Hemisphere's Longest Suspension Bridge Opened, 1957
On November 1, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere opened — the Mackinac Bridge, 26,372 feet, or 8,038 meters, long, connecting the non-contiguous upper and lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Before the bridge, Michigan was divided by water — the northern tip of Lake Michigan and the western tip of Lake Huron (technically, these are not two separate lakes but one gigantic lake) — into two sections (north and south). 

Background
Ever since Michigan became a state in January, 1837, it was split into two peninsulas, each of which bordered Lake Michigan. The upper peninsula also bordered Lake Superior, and the lower peninsula also bordered Lake Huron. Because these two peninsulas are surrounded by huge lakes, Michigan has thelongest fr... altro »

Today in History: Western Hemisphere's Longest Suspension Bridge Opened, 1957
On November 1, 1957 — 57 years ago today — the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere opened — the Mackinac Bridge, 26,372 feet, or 8,038 meters, long, connecting the non-contiguous upper and lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Before the bridge, Michigan was divided by water — the northern tip of Lake Michigan and the western tip of Lake Huron (technically, these are not two separate lakes but one gigantic lake) — into two sections (north and south). 

Background
Ever since Michigan became a state in January, 1837, it was split into two peninsulas, each of which bordered Lake Michigan. The upper peninsula also bordered Lake Superior, and the lower peninsula also bordered Lake Huron. Because these two peninsulas are surrounded by huge lakes, Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world. But there was no easy way of getting back and forth between the two upper and lower Michigans — to do so by land would require travel through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana! So there was always a desire to provide easy access between the two peninsulas to improve commerce.

In 1923, the new State Highway Department started a ferry service between the two peninsulas, but as cars became increasingly popular — especially in Michigan, the center of car manufacturing for many decades — demand grew and the ferries could not keep up with the demand. In the late 1920s, Michigan's Governor ordered the Department to conduct a study of bridge feasibility, and its conclusion was that a bridge could be built for about $30 million. However, the Great Depression, World War II, and the outbreak of the Korean War made it impossible to raise funds for the bridge’s construction. In the early 1950s, the Michigan legislature, after ordering a new feasibility study, developed a formula for funding the bridge — state gasoline and license plate taxes, combined with bonds. The feasibility study again was positive, but bridge construction costs were now estimated at about $100 million. Nonetheless, with a feasible financial formula in place, the money was raised by the end of 1953 from investors all over the country.

On May 7, 1954, the bridge was officially begun. Dr. David B. Steinman, who had a solid reputation as a great structural designer of many bridges around the world, designed the Mackinac Bridge to withstand winds of 365 mph (at least that is the story). [Dr. Steinman, incidentally, had submitted a design for the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, now known as “Galloping Gertie,” because it failed by “galloping” in the wind. Dr. Steinman’s design was not selected, and he predicted that the design that was selected would fail.] Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation built the Mackinac's foundations; and, in doing so, mobilized the largest bridge construction fleet ever assembled (to that time). United States Steel Corporation (its American Bridge Division) built the superstructure. A little less than 3-½ years after construction commenced, the bridge was finished — on November 1, 1957.

Sources:
•http://www.mackinacbridge.org/facts--figures-16/
•http://www.mackinacbridge.org/about-the-bridge-8/
•http://www.mackinacbridge.org/history-of-the-bridge-14/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Bridge
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_suspension_bridge_spans
•http://yoopersteez.com/post/mackinac-bridge-vs-golden-gate-bridge

Image credits:
•By Dehk (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mackinac_Bridge_Sunset.jpg
•Google Maps___

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2014-10-31 04:11:47 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

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

BackgroundIn 1912, fe... altro »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-10-30 06:04:53 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-10-29 14:50:11 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-10-29 06:20:33 (1 comments, 20 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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