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Larry Fournillier1,371,399In this exciting episode of *Food Stories*, my favorite G+ couple,@101888088652157354149 and @117875987563872032638  will be cooking and serving up a tasty Belgian dish, *Stoverij* *_(Carbonnade Flamande)_*.  This is a traditional Belgian sweet-sour beef and onion stew made with *beer*, and seasoned with *thyme, bay-leaf and mustard*. Mushrooms or spiced bread can also be added. In addition, George and Marilyn has a fascinating story behind this dish and I can’t wait for them to share it.  Meanwhile, check out *George's recipe* here:  http://goo.gl/s4okuq  So join us on *Sunday 15th, March at 1:00PM(PDT), 4:00PM(EDT & AST)* for another fun-filled and *_must see_* HOA.  I will have a special guest join us in Marilyn and George's kitchen :) *Reminder*: Don't forget to bring along your favorite *food and drink*. #belgianbeefstew   #foodstories   #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #STOVERIJ   #larryfournillier  Food Stories | Stoverij (Flemish Beef Stew) S02E052015-03-15 21:00:0071  
Digital Dentistry Inc274Since 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.   @108210288375340023376  , 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. @102000982871890720967 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 & Company278This is the *pilot episode* for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize" Featuring @112140265311719498977 and a guest appearance by @104267556228949747305 all joining me, @113426828273677356184 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 @112140265311719498977 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 Series2014-08-09 20:00:00229  
Christopher Vogelmann2,264*Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale*  Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = @106279635800132388713  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 21:00:00110  
Sean Poluk5,148Come 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 Hangout5,305*Watch 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 @107022061436866576067 and @113690073826160821557  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  @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214, @115516333681138986628, @107665939201638457855, @113690073826160821557, @107022061436866576067,  @108514565934812016751  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-enter In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: http://smhangout.com/youtube http://smhangout.com/itunes http://smhangout.com/soundcloud Keep us up and running and improving! Even $1 a month will help us keep giving you the communities and hangouts you want to see! http://smhangout.com/donate #googleplusevents    #hangoutsonair #SMhangout     FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT If you were invited to this event in error, please accept our humblest apologies. Leave a comment on the event page or email infoATsmhangout.com, and we will move you from the invite circles.MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00143  
martin shervington1,091,854You 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 @108947920975167979671 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 Hovnanian37,863*Social 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: @107665939201638457855:* 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, @106704368739672674589:*  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, @105076725141939280120:*  Stephan is going to play Switzerland here, and hopefully keep these two passionate businessmen from jumping through their respective screens and getting physical. In the immortal words of the ref from Rocky IV, _"watch the low blows, and the rabbit punches. In case of a knockdown, go to the corner I tell you to and wait until I tell you to come out."_ *You!* We want to hear from you, which is more important, social proof, or tangible value, or something in between? Weigh in on the comments, shares, you name it. Bring your friends, grab the popcorn, and let's have it out!Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!2014-07-17 21:00:00122  
matthew rappaport217,703This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3159  
Steady Demand5,294Join the Tools of Google Plus @116266498226740184904  @108883357423682942734  @111487545374003509241  @109096245971703802400 @105750980959577516811  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of @101560853443212199687 using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ). This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes! @109096245971703802400 - (1) Free Pro Plan @105750980959577516811 - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life! @111487545374003509241 - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo @116266498226740184904  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts  @108883357423682942734 (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs @107665939201638457855 of @118277786822373935125 will be the Host of this event. Producer: @102572320061138442096  Host: @107665939201638457855  Cast: @109032873352508658020 @110240596237283903526  @100034828195835575273  @102572320061138442096  @117778937939543425499  @103778702993142591484 @112472587150551442541 @105076725141939280120  Remember the game, and bring a #drink  with you to this event, every time you hear the word *TOOL* , you must take a sip! ? http://www.steadydemand.com/Google-Plus-Brand-Audit-Tool.php http://www.nod3x.com http://www.circloscope.com http://www.friendsplus.me http://www.circlecount.comGPlus Tool Party! - #Drink - Stay Hydrated My Friends #GPlusTools2014-07-10 20:00:00267  
My Music Hangout34,218*The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!* Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0 Calling 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 @115426241049772555652 will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to @109267076309480704067 about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for @114871590987938514928 and @102624446085942888509 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/tX7uSIr4qm0 *This 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 Garden Flight Pale Jacket Homecoming  Way Home Alsia Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina) Dance of the Red Glove If you missed the original show and would like to watch it, go to http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout Links: http://www.sueaston.com http://www.danaston.com Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron! http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout Presented By: @106050675641651299878     Executive Producer: @117778937939543425499  Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout My Music Hangout Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com #MyMusicHangout     #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!2014-07-06 19:00:00165  
Those 4 Girls1,013*Welcome 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.com G+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G07022104 YT Live Event: coming soon RSVP 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!!!_* @113884560496712884472 - 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  @106506914071969243397  - 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 security through gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics. On any given day, you’ll find him experimenting with different growing techniques or building his next time and labor saving contraption. As a part of his “change the world” movement, he designed the Seed Savers and Pay-it-Forward communities on Google Plus and is actively addressing these topics through many different forums.. His personal desire to make healthy food and clean water available to the developing world, has driven him to push forward with his mission, to build a build a better home for generations to come. @104335013517157407992 - A graduate of Stanford Law School and Duke University, Giselle Achecar is the Creator & CEO of EcoRico TV, a healthy food and lifestyle network con sabor, featuring a salsa-rific cooking show, recipes & tips. She recently launched MamiTalk, a talk show for parents, and FooT4G - Sustainable Living - All About Food2014-07-02 19:00:00122  
My Music Hangout34,218*The Aston Family Music Hangout* Calling all music fans! Please join @106050675641651299878 on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with *The Aston Family*! @115426241049772555652 and her son @114871590987938514928 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 @109267076309480704067.  We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: @114960466077967141907 @109057163018759143790 and @101696764219780312734 Links: http://www.sueaston.com http://www.danaston.com Set List: Nancy's Garden Flight Pale Jacket Homecoming  Way Home Alsia Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina) Dance of the Red Glove *Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!* http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout Presented By: @106050675641651299878    Executive Producer: @117778937939543425499   Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout My Music Hangout Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com #MyMusicHangout    #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  The Aston Family Music Hangout2014-06-29 19:00:00233  
Social Media Hangout5,305Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: @117778937939543425499 and @112472587150551442541! Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214 and @115516333681138986628, @107665939201638457855 and our special guests from @109096245971703802400, @117778937939543425499 and @112472587150551442541! 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 promotion coming soon! Be sure to check back HERE! *If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB:* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo *6.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMQB-akX50 *7.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM5Nt1h9Xg *8.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUktF1SWME *9.* THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault! *10.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couNbiLZH6c *11.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k70Z7FY0xc  *12.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO6dHXlOfnw  *13.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQIRZmXOjiU Also available on SoundCloud, and coming VERY soon to iTunes! https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/ #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout    FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMTSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119  
Ronnie Bincer108,164#TNTBootcamp - *Building Influence by Helping Others* @107742059751171695340 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* @117778937939543425499 & @108210288375340023376 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 Series* Welcome 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 7th* An interview with: @113055030863291439319 Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host *Monday, July 21st* We will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of @109096245971703802400 as well as discussing circle management techniques and best practices. ************** *Previous Episodes: Tools* Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x   @111487545374003509241: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol  @109096245971703802400: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM  @116266498226740184904: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0   @108883357423682942734: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w  Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS    *Previous Episodes: Techniques* *Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence* An interview with @115620878851836664537: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf In his most recent best-selling book, _Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time_, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.” *Connecting With Influencers To Improve SearchTNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others2014-06-16 20:30:00197  
AWorld4Change1,402What 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 FRIENDS_ *Full Schedule Of Live Events Here:* http://www.aworld4change.com/events Elderberries 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 FRIENDS_ *Subscribe to +AWorld4Change's YouTube Channel to catch future, and watch past episodes of our shows.* http://goo.gl/ONYbKX *Like 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* - http://www.aworld4change.com *TV Show YouTube Channel* -http://goo.gl/ONYbKX  *Wayne's YouTube Channel* - http://goo.gl/aDNCKg  *Wayne's Google Plus Profile* - https://plus.google.com/+WayneMeador *TV Show Google Plus Profile* - https://plus.google.com/+Aworld4changeTV *Seed Savers Community* - http://goo.gl/dFQmKI  *Pay It Forward Community* - http://goo.gl/L5f0MM  *Pinterest* - http://www.pinterest.com/aworld4change/  *TV Show Twitter* - http://www.twitter.com/AWorld4Change  *Wayne's Twitter* - http://www.twitter.com/wmeadorElderberry Syrup (How To Make & Uses For It)2014-06-14 20:00:0036  
Mia Voss33,737http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vofsbIlM5Xc This week on @109324423871490315778 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 @109324423871490315778 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: @103507319847335351139 - 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 @111238595346429376929 - Founder of @101560483852587124925 and co-author of Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money.  @101560483852587124925' 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 operational functions of companies in various industries.  lanysullivan.com @107499215004519214139 - Author of " The Unofficial Book On HootSuite", the most thorough book on the most popular social media marketing tool, HootSuite. Mike spent the last year studying and writing about HootSuite. Mike is also the man behind @106860584597630365429  where he blogs daily about social media and content marketing, and regularly works with people and businesses who want to learn how to leverage content and social profiles to strengthen online relationships, establish their authority within their industry, and grow their business.  Mike owns The Social Media Hat where he blogs daily about social media and content marketing.  On Amazon: http://owl.li/xhoK0  @107098776847894040162 - author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes fThe Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book Publishing2014-06-13 18:00:00199  
Social Media Hangout5,305We are joined by two special guests this week. @108140238181191084668 of @117094489888018583396 will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and @111552522175915203592 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 @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214 and @107665939201638457855! 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.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo *6.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMQB-akX50 *7.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM5Nt1h9Xg *8.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUktF1SWME *9.* THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault! *10.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couNbiLZH6c *11.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k70Z7FY0xc Also available on SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/ #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout    FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependant upon your own time zone).Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0092  
Eric Enge21,978This week on the #DMEShow  @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 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 23:00:23205  
Christopher Vogelmann2,264*Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior* In our next episode of *Epic Influencers*, we have a conversation with @115620878851836664537 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 - @115620878851836664537. Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable. Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo ================================================= #influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00157  
Eric Enge21,978Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed @107022061436866576067 to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by @107665939201638457855.  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 19:00:00187  
Eric Enge21,978Join us as @107022061436866576067 and I chat with @110720576611232766643 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIjWbpdWA0Q The 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 21:00:00173  
Christine & Mia7,454YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DvaXLN6KfQ Join @117778937939543425499 and @101696764219780312734 and guest host @112472587150551442541  as we chat with our guest @108210288375340023376  Wednesday, May 21st 11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET A 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: @108712904755834193601  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.com Follow 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 Reach610*Monetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit* _Broadcast Times:_ 13:30 PST 16:30 EST 21:30 GMT The second in a series of shows we will be holding with industry leaders and specialists focusing on monetizing your Hangouts. This weeks guest: @110539034508686983445  www.reformationdesigns.com Ryan 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/cnm6qm1ch2vtv86e0jhnv8bjqdg Or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSNIVxF1VGI ______________________________________________________________________ Don't forget the General Q&A on Wednesday, all welcome: https://plus.google.com/events/cnsp9c3ntb6h9u9r6m6t5pt9p7c Event Hashtag: #PlusMyReachMonetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit2014-05-08 22:30:0097  
Ronnie Bincer108,164*Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?* An interview with: @113690073826160821557 “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/1tXnC7v *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* @117778937939543425499 & @108210288375340023376 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 Series* Welcome 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 5th An interview with: @113690073826160821557 CEO of @115515796589038584989, Author _Art of SEO_, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Columnist Monday, May 19th An interview with: @107022061436866576067 Sr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple Consulting Monday, June 2nd An interview with: @114918475211209783081  Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist ********************************************* *Previous Episodes: Tools* Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  @111487545374003509241: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol @109096245971703802400: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM @116266498226740184904: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  @108883357423682942734: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS  *Previous Episodes: Techniques* @115620878851836664537: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf ********************************************* *Learn More* Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by @117778937939543425499: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  View on @117621824418336664774 curated by @115091224082668507135: http://flip.it/ojxyN ********************************************* #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST. #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00229  
martin shervington1,091,854This week I'll interview @115415882981569471878. 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 Hangout5,305Sit 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* @107117483540235115863. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @103008963082975341976, @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @107665939201638457855, @117547081660023231214, @115516333681138986628 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.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo #googleplusevents     #hangoutsonair     #postads     #vicgundotraIt's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00244  
Wade Harman18,803Relationship 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/hVniiZ The second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP This week @111552522175915203592 is joined by @118332593230195158666 and @118298229252974224674 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 @108827198716965466311 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 19:00:0061  
Lisa Engles5,616*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program* *Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout Hero* Have 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 you'll: *Learn the 4 critical steps that will take you from ground zero to hangout hero (or shero)* *Discover how to use hangouts on air to connect and communicate with your ideal audience in real time so that you create trust and meaningful relationships* *Learn how usHangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0094  
Jim Shankle1,717John Brown University is pleased to Host @115620878851836664537 (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 @108210288375340023376, @114918475211209783081 and others.  This Friday & Saturday seminar on Entrepreneurialism will be taught by @108402756538374871470  and @117130452445930022312 (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 @100397511207083609950 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, @100948891249021511115 , @113055030863291439319 and @108210288375340023376) will discuss real-world, "life applications" for how individuals and Brands are increasingly utilizing G+ as a platform for all their Social Business initiatives - *JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism Presents "Hangouts, Helpouts, Hirls and Mobile Hangouts On Air"* Tune in. *LINKS:* _Event Page_ - https://plus.google.com/events/cetvvjacuf3106n5itbe7qvvpac _Youtube_ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEhA3iSlzq4David Amerland at JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism2014-04-11 18:00:0072  
Social Media Hangout5,305Join 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.com Featuring the likes of: @103008963082975341976  @107665939201638457855  @107022061436866576067  @113690073826160821557  @102572320061138442096  @117547081660023231214  @115516333681138986628  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 @109836237376101025302, as well as our wonderful partners: @102987204232298235213 @115515796589038584989 @118277786822373935125 @102577254872201879750 @110898358562182430662 and @116266498226740184904 Social Media Hangout: Greetings and Salutations2014-03-09 20:00:00170  
The Hangout Helper281Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with @112374836634096795698 & 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiHqA4p06E Join in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 in the filmstrip to start things off. @110581056743381299062 will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & @108210288375340023376 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 Day 2 (Saturday, March 8, 2014) http://goo.gl/KVEpd7 Day 3 (Sunday, March 9, 2014) http://goo.gl/Q9c99F Day 4 (Monday, March 10, 2014) http://goo.gl/cmb6kg Day 5 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014) http://goo.gl/syEZ1g#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00116  
Chef Dennis Littley769,612*Mobile Users* : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8 Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  as we discuss *Google Local* and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively 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/3iukbR Monday 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 19:00:0066  
Future of StoryTelling552,811On 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 @116323800024582462500  of OK Go, and the Google Plus Sensation @100974258168375166691.  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 18:30:0077  
martin shervington1,091,854*Who 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 20:00:0076  
Ronnie Bincer108,164*Introducing the New and Improved Circloscope* On Monday, February 17th, @108210288375340023376 and @117778937939543425499 will be joined by @112472587150551442541 of @109096245971703802400. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at @109096245971703802400 along with @117778937939543425499 and @115932955064831083806. 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 @115932955064831083806  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbAR *Circloscope Recipes* by @114918475211209783081  http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/ *Introduction to Circloscope* by @100172216890994354180   https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ceijk9piqlmiv3ffkkgdi7nuqo4 Christine & Ronnie launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn 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 Series_ *Monday, February 17th* -www.circloscope.com @112472587150551442541, former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at @109096245971703802400, discusses how @109096245971703802400 is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool. *Monday, March 3rd* -www.steadydemand.com/tool/ @102572320061138442096 from @116266498226740184904 discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. *Monday, March 17th* -http://www.NOD3x.com Dive into data mining with @100034828195835575273 from @108883357423682942734 to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence. _*Previous Episodes*_ First, Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x Second, @11148754#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00180  
Chef Dennis Littley769,612Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDks Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  with are very special guest @115620878851836664537  as we tackle the topic of *Semantic Search*  on the 10th episode of *The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively* And 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/3iukbR Monday 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 19:00:00147  
Daria Musk3,666,876*BE 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 ATTEND* You 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 + TIME* I 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 EXPECT* We 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 LOVE* Share 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, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00291  
Kevin Kelly546,228Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0084  
martin shervington1,091,854I am delighted to be interviewing @104858643838035519891 @108493275257625053433 and @111798765849955344981. 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 shervington1,091,854*Google 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 Enge21,978In this week's #DMEShow  I will be joined by Google's @107562852116793589182 and @104048500804447341038: 1. Getting Started Strong on Google Plus (for brand pages) 2. +Post ads what to expect, and how to use them 3. How to Run a Great Hangout The live YouTube link will be here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHyg7LPb0vA  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 21:00:00261  
The White House2,894,835Join 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 20:00:0013497  
Men's Health676,409Stay 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 months PARTICIPANTS: -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 19:00:00154  
Ronnie Bincer108,164Join us for the #KraftyCooking Live HOA. If on mobile watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9zva5bRnU This 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 19:00:00247  
Ronnie Bincer108,164*So 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/0CY0Ba We'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 21:00:00392  
Google Plus Week TV Show479Troll 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 Voss33,737This 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 9th 9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmEST Find your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTy How & where to watch: - Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event - YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grTWzAGFvlY - 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 18:30:00237  
Jim Shankle1,717It'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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76tXQ5qZ30  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, and 2) 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 Cat121,993Join 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 UK Wednesday 30 October 7:00pm - 8pm   For more information and to reserve a place http://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+10,208,616The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033895  
Google Plus Week TV Show479Great 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 shervington1,091,854We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour: Want to watch on a mobile? http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7M How to properly Create a HOA Event Use the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goals Properly Invite people and communities to the Event Encourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the show Send out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance Status Connect 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 Show Utilize the Event Comments as part of the show Bring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone App Save Comments for later review Engage After the Event Identify people via comments that fit your target audience Engage with them in comments, add to circles Invite to future events, via circles Invite to future events and Event’s Message Options Repeat to build valuable relationships using HOA Events Why 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 18:00:00353  
martin shervington1,091,854When 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 Bincer108,164*Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAs* Hangouts 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzusNaJ5E0U This 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/17i4yp Learn 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 Lowry6,976Join 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 @107022061436866576067. 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 online* *Online Marketing - Pro Tips* *Search Engine Optimization - Best Practices* *Content & Engagement*  Our Panel: _Online Marketing Experts and Fitness Entrepreneurs_ @110741717824031340056 - Social Media Strategist for Zephyr Adventures  @107720541281412618494 - Creator of @107175550805465406250  @108086887435909989445 - Fitness Guru and SEO expert  (200,000+ Google Plus followers) @104249817935941630977 - Marketing Solutions Expert with StrategicMarketingEDU.com  @105250836780181048166 - Physical Therapist and owner of Bauer Physical Therapy  @105775546175909363163 - Creator of FitnessHOA and founder of Plethora LLC. @115359388793696390635 - Co-Founder of Fitness & Nutrition Community Fitness: Online Marketing Master Class featuring Mark Traphagen2013-09-14 17:00:0021  
Google Plus Week TV Show479Hey, 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 02:30:0035  
Ronnie Bincer108,164*Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google Plus* This 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. @107290419352782290509 is our featured guest. Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9puOREqyzU 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  
MasterChef1,739,009MASTERCHEF 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/MCcookalongs Don'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 01:00:001518  
Dustin W. Stout49,278It'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 Australia184,926Join 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 12:00:00423  
Google Plus Week TV Show479Back 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 02:30:0037  
Ronnie Bincer108,164Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: @107022061436866576067 @114918475211209783081 & @107431520081154066675 for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P493WsQm1mQ Those interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members I'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 18:00:43185  
Google Plus Week TV Show479Lots 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 02:30:0047  
Google Plus Week TV Show479We 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 02:30:0070  
Ronnie Bincer108,164With 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTsWhNhTW4 _Here 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 @113251903012045208366 the owner of the *YouTube Live Streaming Community* here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjP YouTube 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=en Video Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveops Overview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et - - -  #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   #GooglePlusTips  YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00515  
Google Plus Week TV Show479Another 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 02:30:0035  
Scott Lewis319,513Have 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:@DrHalfPintBuddy Scott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomer Amy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinson #HangoutsOnAir   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #CitizenScience   #TEDx   #OpenScience   #WomenInSTEM   #ktc20130616   #Science   #STEM   #Neuroscience   #MIT  Interview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056  
Life at Google2,357,957Excited 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 18:00:00620  
Euro Maestro94,831Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083  
After Earth360,951Join 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 18:00:001856  
martin shervington1,091,854In 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 PLUS1,961,009"In The Spotlight!" is the Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 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 @106041114769512924179! Join us as we discuss her journey in the music industry, and learn more about @115923573643670883559, and Rachel's solo experience. The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. "In The Spotlight!" Rachel Koller2013-02-09 22:00:0090  
Ronnie Bincer108,164*Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community Check-up_ Special 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/jKMDb Find 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:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o 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   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25147  
Google TV381,671Join us at 3:30pm PST TODAY for a #GoogleTV  hangout to discuss Voice Search.  Send us your question ahead of time to see them answered live and on air. If you would like to attend, leave your name in the stream below.Voice Search Hangout2012-11-30 00:30:00267  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,961,009"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 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 @107158210554763556081! 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 Cain956,960Join 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 19:00:00262  

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Today in History: Moon Landing Goal Announced
On May 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning him safely to Earth. The U.S. met that goal when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in July, 1969, and returned safely to Earth.

Background: The old Soviet Union became the first nation to send a man into space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth inVostok 1. Less than a month later, the U.S. sent a man into space for just a few minutes in a sub-orbital flight: On May 5, Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into a sub-orbital flight that splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, the Soviet Union was clearly ahead in what was becoming a "space race" between the two global super-powers. Before long, the U.S. had become the leading pioneer in space, butbud... altro »

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2015-05-25 05:51:16 (109 comments, 40 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Moon Landing Goal Announced
On May 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning him safely to Earth. The U.S. met that goal when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in July, 1969, and returned safely to Earth.

Background: The old Soviet Union became the first nation to send a man into space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth inVostok 1. Less than a month later, the U.S. sent a man into space for just a few minutes in a sub-orbital flight: On May 5, Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into a sub-orbital flight that splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, the Soviet Union was clearly ahead in what was becoming a "space race" between the two global super-powers. Before long, the U.S. had become the leading pioneer in space, butbud... altro »

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Today in History: Moon Landing Goal Announced
On May 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning him safely to Earth. The U.S. met that goal when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in July, 1969, and returned safely to Earth.

Background: The old Soviet Union became the first nation to send a man into space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth inVostok 1. Less than a month later, the U.S. sent a man into space for just a few minutes in a sub-orbital flight: On May 5, Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into a sub-orbital flight that splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, the Soviet Union was clearly ahead in what was becoming a "space race" between the two global super-powers. Before long, the U.S. had become the leading pioneer in space, butbud... altro »

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2015-06-01 05:51:49 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Question for you about music access
How do you primarily listen to music?

I’m thinking about this question today, because June 1 is the 16th anniversary of Napster’s official launch. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/3wajz9WzyWN

Question for you about music access
How do you primarily listen to music?

I’m thinking about this question today, because June 1 is the 16th anniversary of Napster’s official launch. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/3wajz9WzyWN___

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2015-06-01 05:28:37 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Napster was launched, 1999
On June 1, 1999 — 16 years ago today — the music file-sharing service, Napster, was officially launched. Recording industry absolute control over distribution of music would never be the same again. A revolution had been sparked — allowing users to access the music they wanted to listen to when they wanted to listen to it, at the lowest possible cost.

The co-founders of Napster, Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker had met over the Internet when Fanning was 14 years old and Parker was 15. Just 2 years later, they wrote the Napster software and shared it with other Internet users. To begin an official business on this day in 1999, Parker raised the initial $50,000, because he was older (haha). By June, 2000, Napster had grown from tens of thousands of users in the late 1990s to tens of millions of users — one of the fastest growingbusines... altro »

Today in History: Napster was launched, 1999
On June 1, 1999 — 16 years ago today — the music file-sharing service, Napster, was officially launched. Recording industry absolute control over distribution of music would never be the same again. A revolution had been sparked — allowing users to access the music they wanted to listen to when they wanted to listen to it, at the lowest possible cost.

The co-founders of Napster, Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker had met over the Internet when Fanning was 14 years old and Parker was 15. Just 2 years later, they wrote the Napster software and shared it with other Internet users. To begin an official business on this day in 1999, Parker raised the initial $50,000, because he was older (haha). By June, 2000, Napster had grown from tens of thousands of users in the late 1990s to tens of millions of users — one of the fastest growing businesses in history. 

The service was used primarily by college students who had access to high-speed Internet connections. For home users, the typical download speeds in 1999-2000 required about 10 minutes of time just to download one song. Music industry lawyers began to sue individual users for stealing songs; the band Metallica brought its own suit against Napster for taking away the artist’s choice to control how music would be distributed. Courts ultimately forced Napster to shut down its file-sharing business, but its about 60-million user base, computing assets (essentially servers), and brand name were sold to Roxio in 2003. Best Buy acquired whatever was the core of Napster in September, 2008, and Rhapsody acquired the brand Napster and its remaining assets from Best Buy in late 2011.

Apple and Steve Jobs recognized the opportunity that Napster had surfaced — people want to listen to music they want, when they want it. Jobs worked with recording companies and developed a user paying model for music access, one in which a user only had to pay about $1 to own one song. That model became the dominant music distribution model for about a decade; now the model is changing to one in which consumers stream the music they want whenever they want it and either pay for it through a subscription (generally about $10 per month) or through an advertising based service (the old radio music monetization models).

YouTube videos:
•Napster Documentary: Culture of Free by the New York Times (12:28). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKrdsGdLVQ8
•Dave Grohl Great Speech on Music Downloading and Napster (year 2001; 02:09). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy45qY9c49k
•Lars Ulrich: “Napster f*cked with us, we f*ck with them” by Huffington Post Live (length 04:26). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r6wn47_Vqs

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napster
•http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_33/b3694003.htm
•http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/06/15-years-after-napster-how-the-music-service-changed-the-industry.html
•https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6106395/napster-would-be-15-a-timeline-of-digital-disruption
•http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,101597,00.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Fanning
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Parker

Book sources:
• All the Rave: The Rise and Fall of Shawn Fanning’s Napster by Joseph Menn. http://amzn.to/1SKVlNR
• Appetite for Self Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper. http://amzn.to/1EKGOHd
• Sonic Boom: Napster, MP3, and the New Pioneers of Music by John Alderman. http://amzn.to/1FVnBaV

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, around year 2000 (frame from Downloaded). 
•Chart showing possible effect of Napster on music industry album sales. http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2012/05/24/3510494.htm
•10 years of iTunes growth (in millions of songs downloaded). http://everystevejobsvideo.com/itunes-music-store-introduction-apple-special-event-2003/
•Recorded music sales by Total, Physical, Digital from 2001 to 2012. http://musicmlan.blogspot.com/2012/09/recorded-music-sales-actual-and-forecast.html
•Proportion of Total U.S. Music Industry Revenues from Streaming (2009 to 2014). Source: RIAA. http://www.chinesedishes.tk/archives/19277

#history #history-tech #music #digitalmusic #Napster___

2015-05-31 13:24:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Question for you about the Keystone oil pipeline
Do you support the streamlining of the Keystone oil pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta, Canada and Steele City, Nebraska? This pipeline would duplicate the already existing route with a much shorter route and a larger-diameter pipe. It would run through Baker, Montana, where American-produced light crude oil would be added to the pipeline. Oil already flows from Steele City, Nebraska to Texas ports on the Gulf of Mexico. 

I’m thinking about this question today, because today marks the 38th anniversary of the completion of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/heRcoSazbjA

Question for you about the Keystone oil pipeline
Do you support the streamlining of the Keystone oil pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta, Canada and Steele City, Nebraska? This pipeline would duplicate the already existing route with a much shorter route and a larger-diameter pipe. It would run through Baker, Montana, where American-produced light crude oil would be added to the pipeline. Oil already flows from Steele City, Nebraska to Texas ports on the Gulf of Mexico. 

I’m thinking about this question today, because today marks the 38th anniversary of the completion of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/heRcoSazbjA___

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2015-05-31 05:33:23 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Trans Alaska Pipeline System was completed, 1977
On May 30, 1977 — 38 years ago today — the 800-mile long Trans Alaska Pipeline System was completed. The completion of the pipeline was the biggest, most expensive, private project in U.S. history — one of the largest human endeavors ever attempted. Oil was first discovered in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska in 1968. Immediately, oil companies began to conceptualize the most efficient ways to move the crude oil to market. The frozen waters of the Arctic were not conducive to oil tanker shipping. A number of imaginative solutions were considered: Supertanker submarines, supertanker airplanes, and a long oil pipeline — to span the entire north-south width of Alaska — evolved as the most practical solution.

As soon as the oil companies made these oil line plans public, environmental groups protested andraised ma... altro »

Today in History: Trans Alaska Pipeline System was completed, 1977
On May 30, 1977 — 38 years ago today — the 800-mile long Trans Alaska Pipeline System was completed. The completion of the pipeline was the biggest, most expensive, private project in U.S. history — one of the largest human endeavors ever attempted. Oil was first discovered in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska in 1968. Immediately, oil companies began to conceptualize the most efficient ways to move the crude oil to market. The frozen waters of the Arctic were not conducive to oil tanker shipping. A number of imaginative solutions were considered: Supertanker submarines, supertanker airplanes, and a long oil pipeline — to span the entire north-south width of Alaska — evolved as the most practical solution.

As soon as the oil companies made these oil line plans public, environmental groups protested and raised many concerns about safety issues and disruptions of natural habitats. Congress passed new environmental protection laws that gave environmental groups more power to sue and stop the unfolding of the oil line, which these groups proceeded to do. The oil companies worked with the environmental groups as best as they could, given their focus on profitability. When the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced an oil embargo against the U.S. for siding with Israel during the Yom Kippur War (October 6-25, 1973), U.S. gasoline prices soared and gasoline shortages were common. Political pressure became intense for the U.S. to act to reduce its dependency on foreign oil. Leveraging popular opinion as a result of the gasoline crisis, the oil companies lobbied Congress to pass a law that would allow for the construction of the oil pipeline with no interference from the courts to delay or stop it due to environmental group suits. Prior to the oil embargo, a highly divided Congress passed a bill that endorsed the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline law with the Senate vote tied at 49-49. Vice President Spiro Agnew made the crucial vote to proceed with the law and oil line. However, after the oil embargo’s effects began to hurt the U.S. economy, Congress passed a law that dramatically streamlined the construction of the oil pipeline by removing virtually all political and judicial obstacles. Construction began on March 27, 1975, and was completed just over 2 years later on this day in May, 1977.

YouTube videos:
•Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline Tour (length 04:30). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OrAmGOFOEk
•Building the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (length 55:25). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktn7Wpqvnys

Web sources:
•http://www.alyeska-pipe.com/TAPS/PipelineFacts
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Alaska_Pipeline_System

Book sources/references:
• Amazing Pipeline Stories: How Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Transformed Life in America’s Last Frontier by Dermot Cole. http://amzn.to/1GbKNnn
• 800 Miles to Valdez: Building of the Alaska Pipeline by James P. Roscow. http://amzn.to/1QhuUeH
• The Great Alaska Pipeline by Stan Cohen. http://amzn.to/1Ryu4wq
• Trans-Alaskan Pipeline Controversy: Technology, Conservation, and the Frontier by Peter Coates. http://amzn.to/1PUQ1II

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline route from Prudhoe Bay to . By Flominator [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATrans_alaska_international.jpg
•Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline with Denali National Park in background. http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/alaska-oil-pipeline-3339-pictures.htm
•A caribou walks next to a section of the pipeline, north of the Brooks Range. Stan Shebs [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAlaska_Pipeline_and_caribou.jpg
•Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline engineered to cross earthquake zones, resting on sliders (rather than rigid pillar supports). By U.S. Geological Survey employee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATrans_Alaska_Pipeline_Denali_fault_shift.jpg
•The Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline crossing the Tanana River. By Frank K. from Anchorage, Alaska, USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATrans-Alaska_Pipeline_over_Tanana_River.jpg
•A retired pipeline inspection gauge (informally called “the pig”) used to clean the inside of the oil pipeline. By Harvey Barrison (originally posted to Flickr as Picture 026) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APipelinePIG.jpg
•The Valdez terminal for the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline. By Joint Pipeline Office (http://www.jpo.doi.gov/Photo%20Gallery/index.htm) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AValdez_Marine_Terminal.jpg

#history #history-tech #oil #TransAlaska #PrudhoeBay #Valdez___

2015-05-30 06:24:25 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Question for you about Mars
Do you think it is important that humans learn to live on Mars?

I’m thinking about this question, because today is the 45th anniversary of Mariner 9’s launch — after a 5-1/2 month journey, Mariner 9 would become the first human-made spacecraft to orbit another plant, Mars, as humans continued their ever-closer investigation of the planet. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/bW5WqC4ngT1

Question for you about Mars
Do you think it is important that humans learn to live on Mars?

I’m thinking about this question, because today is the 45th anniversary of Mariner 9’s launch — after a 5-1/2 month journey, Mariner 9 would become the first human-made spacecraft to orbit another plant, Mars, as humans continued their ever-closer investigation of the planet. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/bW5WqC4ngT1___

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2015-05-30 05:57:23 (8 comments, 21 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First spacecraft to orbit another planet was launched, 1971
On May 30, 1971 — 45 years ago today — NASA launched Mariner 9, which, after its 5-½ months journey to Mars, would become the first human-made spacecraft to orbit another planet. When Mariner 9 was inserted into a Mars orbit in mid-November, 1971, and it started sending back data, NASA scientists were surprised to find that Mars was undergoing a dust storm, “the largest [such] storm ever observed.” So NASA officials turned off Mariner 9’s imaging instruments for a couple of months to allow the dust storm to pass.

After almost a year in Martian orbit, Mariner 9 had transmitted 7,329 images — covering 85% of the Martian surface. The 3 previous U.S. flyby missions of Mars combined did not return even 1,000 images. Mariner 9’s images revealed massive extinct volcanoes, craters, canyons, riverbeds, and evid... altro »

Today in History: First spacecraft to orbit another planet was launched, 1971
On May 30, 1971 — 45 years ago today — NASA launched Mariner 9, which, after its 5-½ months journey to Mars, would become the first human-made spacecraft to orbit another planet. When Mariner 9 was inserted into a Mars orbit in mid-November, 1971, and it started sending back data, NASA scientists were surprised to find that Mars was undergoing a dust storm, “the largest [such] storm ever observed.” So NASA officials turned off Mariner 9’s imaging instruments for a couple of months to allow the dust storm to pass.

After almost a year in Martian orbit, Mariner 9 had transmitted 7,329 images — covering 85% of the Martian surface. The 3 previous U.S. flyby missions of Mars combined did not return even 1,000 images. Mariner 9’s images revealed massive extinct volcanoes, craters, canyons, river beds, and evidence of wind and water erosion.

NASA created the Mariner Program in order to explore the solar system’s inner planets and Earth’s immediate neighbors  — Mars, Venus, and Mercury. Between the years 1962 and 1973, a total of 10 Mariner spacecraft were launched:

1. Mariner 1 (launched July 22, 1962) — aimed toward Venus, but destroyed about 5 minutes after liftoff when the launch rocket went off course.
2. Mariner 2 (launched August 27, 1962) — became the first human-made spacecraft to flyby another planet, Venus; it now orbits the sun.
3. Mariner 3 (launched November 5, 1964) — aimed toward Mars, but shielding to protect its instruments during launch failed to jettison and it was consequently unable to attain the necessary Mars trajectory; it now orbits the sun. 
4. Mariner 4 (launched November 28, 1964) — became the first successful human-made spacecraft to flyby Mars and the first to glimpse Mars at relatively close range.
5. Mariner 5 (launched June 14, 1967) — conducted a Venus flyby, collected new information about the planet; it now orbits the sun.
6. Mariner 6 (launched February 24, 1969) — conducted a Mars flyby, returned 75 images; it now orbits the sun.
7. Mariner 7 (launched March 27, 1969) — a sister ship to Mariner 6, conducted a Mars flyby, returned 126 images; it now orbits the sun.
8. Mariner 8 (launched May 8, 1971) — a sister ship to Mariner 9 (like Mariner 6 and 7), but it failed to reach Earth orbit and it was destroyed.
9. Mariner 9 (launched May 30, 1971) — became the first artificial satellite of Mars, returned a total of 7,329 images; it is expected to remain in Mars orbit until the 2020s.
10. Mariner 10 (launched November 3, 1973) — became the first human-made spacecraft to use a “gravity-assist trajectory,” using the gravitational influence of Venus to be flung on a slightly different course toward Mercury; it photographed Mercury close-up; it now orbits the sun.

The planned Mariner 11 and Mariner 12 missions, as a result of U.S. Congressional budget cuts, became part of the Voyager Program to study Jupiter and Saturn.

YouTube videos:
•NASA JPL Mariner 9 Mars Exploration (length 28:45). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTNyoUj4mBI
•Space Exploration to Mars — NOVA Science Now (length 52:54). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m_al2Sy2Rg

Web sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1971-051A
•http://www.whiteeagleaerospace.com/mariner-9-heads-for-mars/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariner_9
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariner_program
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-mars.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missions_to_Mars
•http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/atlas/valles-marineris.html

Book sources:
• Mars as Viewed by Mariner 9 by NASA Mariner 9 Television Team and NASA Planetology Program Investigators. http://amzn.to/1ADO6kJ
• The New Mars: The Discoveries of Mariner 9 by William K. Hartmann and Odell Raper. http://amzn.to/1ADOj7w
• Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet by Rod Pyle. http://amzn.to/1EFsjo2
• Why Mars by W. Henry Lambright. http://amzn.to/1QgLDia

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Mariner 9 Launch, May 30, 1971. http://www.nirgal.net/graphics/mariner9_launch.jpg
•The Mariner 9 spacecraft. NASA
•Mars, showing canyons that run across the Martian surface: (1) the Valles Marineris (at center) — a 2,500 mile-long, 120 mile wide, and up to 23,000 feet deep rift running across the equator of Mars — and (2) the Echus Chasma — a 65 mile-long canyon running vertically from Valles Marineris toward the north. NASA: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMars_Valles_Marineris.jpeg

#history #history-tech #Mariner #Mars___

2015-05-29 12:09:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Question (#2) for you about the Space Shuttle Program
Without consulting Google, what is your best estimate for the total number of times a space shuttle has docked with the International Space Station during the years of the Space Shuttle Program before the shuttles were retired? Please vote before reading the comments, wherein the answer can be found.

I’m thinking about this question today, because it is the 16th anniversary of the first docking of a space shuttle with the International Space Station. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/A1FR5etpYCE

Question (#2) for you about the Space Shuttle Program
Without consulting Google, what is your best estimate for the total number of times a space shuttle has docked with the International Space Station during the years of the Space Shuttle Program before the shuttles were retired? Please vote before reading the comments, wherein the answer can be found.

I’m thinking about this question today, because it is the 16th anniversary of the first docking of a space shuttle with the International Space Station. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/A1FR5etpYCE___

2015-05-29 11:52:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Question (#1) for you about the Space Shuttle Program
Without consulting Google, what is your best estimate for the total number of people who have flown on space shuttle missions during the years of the Space Shuttle Program before the shuttles were retired? Please vote before reading the comments, wherein the answer can be found.

I’m thinking about this question today, because it is the 16th anniversary of the first docking of a space shuttle with the International Space Station. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/A1FR5etpYCE

Question (#1) for you about the Space Shuttle Program
Without consulting Google, what is your best estimate for the total number of people who have flown on space shuttle missions during the years of the Space Shuttle Program before the shuttles were retired? Please vote before reading the comments, wherein the answer can be found.

I’m thinking about this question today, because it is the 16th anniversary of the first docking of a space shuttle with the International Space Station. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/A1FR5etpYCE___

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2015-05-29 02:31:18 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Space Shuttle Discovery completed first docking with ISS
On May 29, 1999 — 16 years ago today — Space Shuttle Discovery (Space Shuttle Mission STS-96) became the first space shuttle to dock with the International Space Station. Discovery carried the space station’s “Skyhab” (short for “Sky Habitation”) Module in its cargo bay, along with miscellaneous cargo to outfit the space station. The docking lasted 5-¾ days.

YouTube videos:
•First International Space Station Supply Flight: Space Shuttle STS-96 Discovery ISS, pt 1, 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVRBjU0S_Nw
•First International Space Station Supply Flight: Space Shuttle STS-96 Discovery ISS, pt 2, 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-9wlWu4LyU

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-96.html•http://en.wikiped... altro »

Today in History: Space Shuttle Discovery completed first docking with ISS
On May 29, 1999 — 16 years ago today — Space Shuttle Discovery (Space Shuttle Mission STS-96) became the first space shuttle to dock with the International Space Station. Discovery carried the space station’s “Skyhab” (short for “Sky Habitation”) Module in its cargo bay, along with miscellaneous cargo to outfit the space station. The docking lasted 5-¾ days.

YouTube videos:
•First International Space Station Supply Flight: Space Shuttle STS-96 Discovery ISS, pt 1, 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVRBjU0S_Nw
•First International Space Station Supply Flight: Space Shuttle STS-96 Discovery ISS, pt 2, 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-9wlWu4LyU

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-96.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-96
•https://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/discovery/about.cfm
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4373970/Discovery-docks-with-International-Space-Station--May-29--1999-EDN

Book sources:
• Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian Series) by Valerie Neal. http://amzn.to/1AAfU9G
• Space Shuttle: The History of Developing the National Space Transportation System by Dennis R. Jenkins. http://amzn.to/1cleR1V

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Discovery Launch. NASA
•Discovery soaring toward space. NASA
•Discovery’s flight deck. http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/110624safing/
•Discovery’s crew: Astronaut Kent V. Rominger, mission commander, is at left on the front row. Astronaut Rick D. Husband, right, is pilot. The mission specialists are Ellen Ochoa (front center) and, from the left on the back row, Daniel T. Barry, Julie Payette, Valeriy I. Tokarev, and Tamara Jernigan. Payette represents the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Tokarev is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA). The crew performed the first station docking and became the first visitors to the new International Space Station since its launch and start of orbital assembly last year. NASA: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASTS-96_crew.jpg
•Space Shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station. NASA
•Night landing of Space Shuttle Discovery returning from the 9-¾ day mission. NASA


#history #history-tech #spaceshuttle #Discovery #ISS #spacestation #docking___

2015-05-28 12:15:53 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Question about using animals in space exploration
Do you favor using animals to go “where no man has gone before” to serve as a test to learn if humans can survive certain conditions in space?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 56th anniversary of the first safe return of monkeys from a trip into space. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/Tk3dTtQWZe1

Question about using animals in space exploration
Do you favor using animals to go “where no man has gone before” to serve as a test to learn if humans can survive certain conditions in space?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 56th anniversary of the first safe return of monkeys from a trip into space. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/Tk3dTtQWZe1___

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2015-05-28 12:07:40 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Animals Launched into Space to Survive Mission
On May 28, 1959 — 56 years ago today — two monkeys became the first to return safely to Earth after traveling in space. A rhesus monkey, “Able,” and a squirrel monkey, “Miss Baker,” flew to a height of 360 miles (580 kilometers) aboard a Jupiter rocket in a suborbital mission. The entire flight lasted about 15 minutes and ended up 1,700 miles down-range from the launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The monkeys experienced weightlessness for about 9 minutes. The monkeys’ capsule landed in the ocean and was retrieved by a U.S. Navy vessel. 

YouTube videos:
•Abel and Baker Jupiter Missile Flight: “Space Monkeys Meet the Press” by Universal Newsreel (length 02:08). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZOATIWNIsM

Web sources:•http://en.wikiped... altro »

Today in History: First Animals Launched into Space to Survive Mission
On May 28, 1959 — 56 years ago today — two monkeys became the first to return safely to Earth after traveling in space. A rhesus monkey, “Able,” and a squirrel monkey, “Miss Baker,” flew to a height of 360 miles (580 kilometers) aboard a Jupiter rocket in a suborbital mission. The entire flight lasted about 15 minutes and ended up 1,700 miles down-range from the launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The monkeys experienced weightlessness for about 9 minutes. The monkeys’ capsule landed in the ocean and was retrieved by a U.S. Navy vessel. 

YouTube videos:
•Abel and Baker Jupiter Missile Flight: “Space Monkeys Meet the Press” by Universal Newsreel (length 02:08). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZOATIWNIsM

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkeys_and_apes_in_space
•http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/27/science/la-sci-sn-space-monkeys-the-humanizing-of-abel-and-baker-20130726
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19840869000
•http://www.universetoday.com/31531/50th-anniversary-of-historic-space-monkey-flight/

Book sources:
• Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle by Colin Burgess. http://amzn.to/1BpQcjl

Image credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
•Jupiter rocket lifting off with monkey Able and Miss Baker aboard, May 29, 1959. NASA
•Front page headlines announcing the successful monkey space flight.
•Monkey Able being prepared for launch. NASA
•Monkey “Miss Baker” in her space “suit.” NASA
•Monkeys Able and Miss Baker. NASA
•Navy personnel helping Abel out of his space capsule after retrieving it from the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,700 miles down-range from the launch spot at Cape Canaveral. NASA
•Monkey Abel and Miss Baker at their NASA news conference following their successful flight. NASA


#history #history -tech #spacemonkeys #Able #MissBaker___

2015-05-27 11:43:35 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Question about the Golden Gate Bridge
Have you ever walked across the Golden Gate Bridge?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today marks the 78th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge being opened to pedestrians. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/AUenkXX1q46

Thanks to Eric Enge for sharing this photo of the Golden Gate Bridge from the air — on March 2, 2015. (Google+ is not allowing me to link to Eric.) Music to play while answering the question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBsZEZrcOo

Question about the Golden Gate Bridge
Have you ever walked across the Golden Gate Bridge?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today marks the 78th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge being opened to pedestrians. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/AUenkXX1q46

Thanks to Eric Enge for sharing this photo of the Golden Gate Bridge from the air — on March 2, 2015. (Google+ is not allowing me to link to Eric.) Music to play while answering the question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBsZEZrcOo___

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2015-05-27 05:38:25 (1 comments, 21 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge Opened
On May 27, 1937 — 78 years ago today — the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, linking San Francisco to Marin County, opened to pedestrian traffic. The next day, it opened to vehicular traffic. At the time the Gold Gate Suspension Bridge was finished, it was by far the biggest suspension bridge in the world. The total length of the bridge is 1.7 miles, and the main suspension span between the two towers is 4,200 feet (1,280 meters) — the longest suspension bridge main span from 1937-1964.

YouTube videos:
•Golden Gate Bridge by Suspension Bridges Channel (length 43:12). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFVxRn7zzQ
•Golden Gate Bridge (GoPro Hero 4 on DJI Phanton 2 Drone; length 06:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSQDRY7NRgs
*Building the Golden Gate Bridge — Educational Documentary (length 26:10).https://www... altro »

Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge Opened
On May 27, 1937 — 78 years ago today — the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, linking San Francisco to Marin County, opened to pedestrian traffic. The next day, it opened to vehicular traffic. At the time the Gold Gate Suspension Bridge was finished, it was by far the biggest suspension bridge in the world. The total length of the bridge is 1.7 miles, and the main suspension span between the two towers is 4,200 feet (1,280 meters) — the longest suspension bridge main span from 1937-1964.

YouTube videos:
•Golden Gate Bridge by Suspension Bridges Channel (length 43:12). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFVxRn7zzQ
•Golden Gate Bridge (GoPro Hero 4 on DJI Phanton 2 Drone; length 06:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSQDRY7NRgs
*Building the Golden Gate Bridge — Educational Documentary (length 26:10). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvmqbQ0SI6o
•Golden Gate Bridge — American Experience, PBS Documentary (length 54:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIWR4A_rf2A

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_suspension_bridge_spans
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/goldengate-workers/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Strauss_%28engineer%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Alton_Ellis

Book sources:
• The Golden Gate: San Francisco’s Celebrated Bridge by Peter Beren. http://amzn.to/1FCpM1K
• Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon by Donald MacDonald. http://amzn.to/1Bo7L3e
• Spanning the Gate: The Golden Gate Bridge by Stephen Cassady. http://amzn.to/1Bo7VaN
• The Gate: The True Story of the Design and Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge by John Van Der Zee. http://amzn.to/1GCav2U

Image credits:
•http://magazine.uc.edu/famousalumni/designers/strauss.html

#history #history-tech #bridges #suspensionbridges #GoldenGate___

2015-05-26 13:19:46 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Question about Moon Landing Authenticity
How certain are you that NASA actually landed men on the Moon and returned them safely to Earth?

I’m asking this question today, because 46 years ago today Apollo 10 returned from a second non-landing “dress rehearsal” flight to the Moon. For the first time, Apollo 10 brought the Lunar Module along and experimented undocking and re-rendezvousing and docking again. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/2ZfRDDowFbv

Question about Moon Landing Authenticity
How certain are you that NASA actually landed men on the Moon and returned them safely to Earth?

I’m asking this question today, because 46 years ago today Apollo 10 returned from a second non-landing “dress rehearsal” flight to the Moon. For the first time, Apollo 10 brought the Lunar Module along and experimented undocking and re-rendezvousing and docking again. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/2ZfRDDowFbv___

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2015-05-26 12:14:53 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apollo 10 splashed down in Pacific, 1969
On May 26, 1969 — 46 years ago today — Apollo 10, the mission immediately before the lunar landing mission, flew to the moon with the Lunar Module (for the first time) and practiced separation and docking maneuvers in lunar orbit, and then flew back to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely. The bold goal set by President Kennedy yesterday in 1961 — only 8 years earlier — was now within reach.

One mission before, Apollo 8, had orbited the Moon without the Lunar Module. (Apollo 9 was an Earth orbital flight only.) Apollo 10 brought the Lunar Module along and practiced undocking it from the Command Module and descending to within 14 kilometers (about 47,000 feet) of the lunar surface, and then practiced rendezvousing and docking with the Command Module. At the lowest altitude above the Moon, the Lunar Moduletook ph... altro »

Today in History: Apollo 10 splashed down in Pacific, 1969
On May 26, 1969 — 46 years ago today — Apollo 10, the mission immediately before the lunar landing mission, flew to the moon with the Lunar Module (for the first time) and practiced separation and docking maneuvers in lunar orbit, and then flew back to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely. The bold goal set by President Kennedy yesterday in 1961 — only 8 years earlier — was now within reach.

One mission before, Apollo 8, had orbited the Moon without the Lunar Module. (Apollo 9 was an Earth orbital flight only.) Apollo 10 brought the Lunar Module along and practiced undocking it from the Command Module and descending to within 14 kilometers (about 47,000 feet) of the lunar surface, and then practiced rendezvousing and docking with the Command Module. At the lowest altitude above the Moon, the Lunar Module took photographs of the planned potential landing spots for the Apollo 11 mission to ensure that a safe landing would be possible.

YouTube videos:
•Launch of Apollo 10 (CBS/Walter Cronkite). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=610MIiMdlBA
•Apollo 10: To Sort Out the Unknowns — 1969 NASA Project Apollo Moon Landing Rehearsal Flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m73j38PjXR0

Comprehensive Coverage of Apollo 10 Mission (not fully complete yet)
•Apollo 10 (full mission 01; length 01:08:00) – shows how the Saturn missile is moved from the Vertical Assembly Building to the Launch Pad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndltk2FoJLI&index=1&list=PLC1yaZz2qeGoIkfaRLC7HcYrSVAb_L9yh
•Apollo 10 (full mission 02; length 01:10:31) — covers the first orbit of Apollo 10 as it prepares for Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) rocket burn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvn_yagvbA8
•Apollo 10 (full mission 03; length 01:22:32) — TLI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvb7xpwPZBM
•Apollo 10 (full mission 04; length 56:11) — extraction of the Lunar Module (LM) from the Saturn rocket and first transmission of the Earth in color from Apollo 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzdS4tLo6g8
•Apollo 10 (full mission 05; length 01:50:48) — starts at 5 hours, 38 minutes into mission, 25,033 miles from Earth, 12,157 feet per second velocity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EobJrQi_qQ
•Apollo 10 (full mission 06; length 56:09) — starts at 20 hours, 1 minute into mission, 89,499 miles from Earth, 5,914 feet per second velocity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUjfGuLDUsc
•Apollo 10 (full mission 07; length 55:40) — “Fly Me to the Moon”/Frank Sinatra moment included. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJDMoDYPbL8
•Apollo 10 (full mission 08; length 01:21:55) — 28 hours, 20 minutes into mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSw_nvhRKk
•Apollo 10 (full mission 09; length 01:05:33) — 43 hours, 34 minutes into mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLvHxbaS46A
•Apollo 10 (full mission 10; length 01:02:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnH-ezgrfo
•Apollo 10 (full mission 11; length 52:22) — crew and ground control discuss abort scenarios in case of loss of radio communication. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxpfN-xLec
•Apollo 10 (full mission 12; length 55:23). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CH6NMxCNxc
•Apollo 10 (full mission 13; length 01:33:30). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNdy3sCYSYk
*Apollo 10 (full mission 14; length 56:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtu3OVb2GzU
•Apollo 10 (full mission 15; length 01:35:37). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o21PgvzM1i0
•Apollo 10 (full mission 16; length 01:29:44). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7JgV_HostE
•Apollo 10 (full mission 17 length 01:42:28). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C47qt0Sg-qQ
•Apollo 10 (full mission 18; length 01:48:00). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i4jewLysrE
•Apollo 10 (full mission 19; length 01:11:46) — Lunar Module undocks and practices detached maneuvers in orbit around Moon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aEETLqpWL4
•Apollo 10 (full mission 20; length 01:05:24). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-AAp4wtAxA
•Apollo 10 (full mission 21; length 02:01:54). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3raT7Ib5R-U
•Apollo 10 (full mission 22; length 01:24:44). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1n97xly1cA
•Apollo 10 (full mission 23; length 01:20:57). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lh9kY9PHbo
•Apollo 10 (full mission 24; length 01:22:14). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZDWnxLFf0k
•Apollo 10 (full mission 25; length 01:09:26). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSuT2yv7gk4
•Apollo 10 (full mission 26; length 58:25). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjltcxNpyg
•Apollo 10 (full mission 27; length 01:26:55). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMbuQ9KJOpk
•Apollo 10 (full mission 28; length 52:01). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc10yx74OhE
•Apollo 10 (full mission 29; unedited; length 01:17:57). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnMjLL7zBR8
•Apollo 10 (full mission 29A; length 01:14:16). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R60N13pdOJQ
•Apollo 10 (full mission 30; length 19:14). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcbetQU6drg

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10
•http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_10/overview/
•http://history.nasa.gov/ap10fj/as10-day1-pt1.htm
•http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/orbital-missions/apollo10.cfm

Book sources:
• Apollo 10: The NASA Mission Reports, edited by Robert Godwin, NASA. http://amzn.to/1eqLgpp
• Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz. http://amzn.to/1FxFWcT
• NASA’s Moon Program: Paving the Way for Apollo 11 by David M. Harland. http://amzn.to/1Sy37KM

DVD sources:
• Apollo 10: The Dress Rehearsal — The Complete TV and Onboard Film. http://amzn.to/1AupOd5
• The Race to the Moon by the History Channel. http://amzn.to/1ITsWlB

Memorabilia:
•Apollo 10 - Dragon Models. http://amzn.to/1cWUMQb

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Apollo 10 Lift-off. NASA
•Apollo 10 racing into space. NASA
•View of Command Service Module “Charlie Brown” from Lunar Module “Snoopy” following separation in lunar orbit prior to solo operations. Craters 207 and 275 visible. NASA Photos. See http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a410/AS10-27-3872HR.jpg
•View of Lunar Module “Snoppy” from Command Module “Charlie Brown.” NASA
•Apollo 10 Splashdown. NASA. http://www.americaspace.com/?attachment_id=19808
•Apollo 10 crew practicing splashdowns in the Gulf of Mexico. Crew from left to right: Eugene A. Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot; John W. Young, Command Module Pilot; Thomas P. Stafford, Mission Commander. NASA

#history #history -tech #Apollo #Apollo10___

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2015-05-25 23:18:59 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Minky (we adopted her with this name and are keeping it)
Minky was in a cage with her litter pan and food since last October at a clean and professional animal shelter that took good care of her — but their hands were full with dozens of cats in the cat room. Minky was adopted a couple of weeks ago but returned 2 days later; then she bit a caretaker who may have accidentally mishandled her at the shelter, and so Minky was isolated for a week, during which time she was quite vocal about this injustice (and maybe she even cried about it).

With this knowledge of Minky’s background, we have been very gentle with her and understanding of her initial inability to trust us. She has been with us now for a week, and she is perfect —although still a bit traumatized by her rough start in life so far. Here she is checking out her photo in a bed i quickly made for her for the top of my sidedesk ... altro »

Minky noticing that i was sending her photo to you. She wants to know where you have been.___Minky (we adopted her with this name and are keeping it)
Minky was in a cage with her litter pan and food since last October at a clean and professional animal shelter that took good care of her — but their hands were full with dozens of cats in the cat room. Minky was adopted a couple of weeks ago but returned 2 days later; then she bit a caretaker who may have accidentally mishandled her at the shelter, and so Minky was isolated for a week, during which time she was quite vocal about this injustice (and maybe she even cried about it).

With this knowledge of Minky’s background, we have been very gentle with her and understanding of her initial inability to trust us. She has been with us now for a week, and she is perfect —although still a bit traumatized by her rough start in life so far. Here she is checking out her photo in a bed i quickly made for her for the top of my side desk so she can be close while i work. She just was waiting for love and she has found it here.

Minky screamed all the way from the Shelter to here, fled to my small walk-in closet that somewhat resembled her cage, and stayed inside for a full 24 hours. During most of that time, I talked to her from my desk about the sounds she was hearing, and i tried to reassure her that she had nothing to be afraid of here. She was hiding behind my hanging clothes on a shelf that went around the closet perimeter and was filled with my inexpensive shirts. She hissed at first when i stuck my head in the closet to say hello; but then after i had talked to her for so long, when i stuck my head in the closet (and we never closed the door), she came running around the perimeter of the shelf to almost touch my nose (and she surprised me with such forwardness). When i raised my hand to pet her, she scampered back to her safe corner, hidden from view by the hanging clothes. Soon thereafter, she emerged from the closet, and each day since she has become more loving and much less afraid. She just needed patience and people who appreciated what she has been through. We are very thankful to the animal shelter for describing her background in detail, and for taking care of her for so long that she never lost hope that she would find the right people to love her for the rest of her life.

We chose Minky because she seemed to be the most despondent cat in the shelter. Maybe people do not like to adopt black cats? We never had a black cat before — always tiger-colored cats. But we think Minky is gorgeous, and, wow, has she missed her due quota of the human touch of love. We’re trying to make up for that love she has missed for so many caged months.

2015-05-25 14:18:13 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Question about Humans Going to Mars
Do you think the U.S. should set a bold goal to land men on Mars within 10 years — in much the same way as President Kennedy, 54 years ago today, announced the goal of sending men to the Moon within 10 years?

I’m thinking about this question, because it is the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy’s address to Congress in which he first set the Moon landing goal. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5UYAWLtGY7S

Question about Humans Going to Mars
Do you think the U.S. should set a bold goal to land men on Mars within 10 years — in much the same way as President Kennedy, 54 years ago today, announced the goal of sending men to the Moon within 10 years?

I’m thinking about this question, because it is the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy’s address to Congress in which he first set the Moon landing goal. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5UYAWLtGY7S___

2015-05-25 07:28:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Question about Manned Moon Program
Do you think it was a good idea for President Kennedy to have set a manned Moon landing as a goal for the U.S. to be achieved before 1970?

I’m asking this question because today is the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy’s announcement to Congress of his goal to land a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and return him safely home to Earth. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5UYAWLtGY7S

Question about Manned Moon Program
Do you think it was a good idea for President Kennedy to have set a manned Moon landing as a goal for the U.S. to be achieved before 1970?

I’m asking this question because today is the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy’s announcement to Congress of his goal to land a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and return him safely home to Earth. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5UYAWLtGY7S___

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2015-05-25 05:51:16 (109 comments, 40 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Moon Landing Goal Announced
On May 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning him safely to Earth. The U.S. met that goal when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in July, 1969, and returned safely to Earth.

Background: The old Soviet Union became the first nation to send a man into space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth inVostok 1. Less than a month later, the U.S. sent a man into space for just a few minutes in a sub-orbital flight: On May 5, Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into a sub-orbital flight that splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, the Soviet Union was clearly ahead in what was becoming a "space race" between the two global super-powers. Before long, the U.S. had become the leading pioneer in space, butbud... altro »

Today in History: Moon Landing Goal Announced
On May 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning him safely to Earth. The U.S. met that goal when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in July, 1969, and returned safely to Earth.

Background: The old Soviet Union became the first nation to send a man into space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth inVostok 1. Less than a month later, the U.S. sent a man into space for just a few minutes in a sub-orbital flight: On May 5, Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into a sub-orbital flight that splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, the Soviet Union was clearly ahead in what was becoming a "space race" between the two global super-powers. Before long, the U.S. had become the leading pioneer in space, but budgetary restraints are now impeding U.S. leadership in space exploration.

YouTube videos:
•John F. Kennedy “Landing a Man on the Moon” Address to Congress, May 25, 1961 (length 03:46). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUXuV7XbZvU

Web sources:
• http://history.nasa.gov/moondec.html
• http://www.space.com/11772-president-kennedy-historic-speech-moon-space.html
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Seven
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong

Book sources:
• Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz. http://amzn.to/1FxFWcT
• NASA’s Moon Program: Paving the Way for Apollo 11 by David M. Harland. http://amzn.to/1Sy37KM

DVD sources:
• The Race to the Moon by the History Channel. http://amzn.to/1ITsWlB

Image credits:
•John F. Kennedy addressing Congress, May 15, 1961, and bolding putting forth the goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth before the end of the decade.
•The moon landing program was composed on 3 projects: (1) Mercury (single manned flights), (2) Gemini (2-manned flights), and finally Apollo (3 manned flights using the spacecraft that would be required for the moon landing). NASA drawings and my text overlays.

#history #Kennedy #moon___

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2015-05-24 05:26:35 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Samuel Morse Sent Telegraph Message over First Telegraph Line
On May 24, 1844 — 171 years ago today — long-distance communication was revolutionized and the telecommunications industry was born when Samuel Morse sent words from the Bible (Numbers 23:23), “What hath God wrought,” from the U.S. Capitol basement to Baltimore, Maryland — officially opening the first telegraph line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, a distance of about 38 miles. Before this invention, communications (primarily letters) took days or even months to arrive at their destination.

Interestingly, Morse became passionate about developing a way to communicate messages quickly because he had been unable to return home swiftly enough after learning too slowly that his wife was sick and then died. 

YouTube videos:
•Samuel Morse, Portrait in a Minute by National PortraitGallery, Smi... altro »

Today in History: Samuel Morse Sent Telegraph Message over First Telegraph Line
On May 24, 1844 — 171 years ago today — long-distance communication was revolutionized and the telecommunications industry was born when Samuel Morse sent words from the Bible (Numbers 23:23), “What hath God wrought,” from the U.S. Capitol basement to Baltimore, Maryland — officially opening the first telegraph line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, a distance of about 38 miles. Before this invention, communications (primarily letters) took days or even months to arrive at their destination.

Interestingly, Morse became passionate about developing a way to communicate messages quickly because he had been unable to return home swiftly enough after learning too slowly that his wife was sick and then died. 

YouTube videos:
•Samuel Morse, Portrait in a Minute by National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (length 02:58). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2IAh3uIGcc
•Samuel Morse’s Flash of Genius Born of Grief by American Heroes Channel (length 02:46). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwIUbQE7oto

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse
•http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs087/1108762609255/archive/1109675366464.html
•http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/telegraph.htm
•http://inventors.about.com/od/indrevolution/a/telegraph.htm
•http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sfbmhtml/sfbmhighlights01.html
•http://www.personal.psu.edu/jtk187/art2/telegraph.htm
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/telegraph

Book sources:
• The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) by David Hochfelder. http://amzn.to/1HBh5s0
• Samuel Morse and the Telegraph (Inventions and Discovery) by David Seidman. http://amzn.to/1HoPzbX

Image credits:
Samuel Morse, about 1850, with an early type of telegraph printing receiver. Smithsonian Libraries.

#history, #history-tech #Morse #telegraph___

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2015-05-21 14:21:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Manchester Ship Canal Dedicated, 1894
On May 21,1894 — 121 years ago today — Queen Victoria dedicated the Manchester Ship Canal — a 36 mile-long (58 kilometer-long) waterway linking the inland city of Manchester, Northwestern England with the port of Liverpool on the Irish Sea. At the time, this waterway was the longest river navigation canal in the world. 

The idea to build a shipping canal from the Irish Sea to Manchester was first proposed in 1660, but it took another 200 years before the Industrial Revolution made Manchester a hub for textile manufacture. By 1871, Manchester had become “the Cottonopolis” — a city that was responsible for 32% of the global cotton production. Coal from nearby mines powered the textile plants, and a railway network brought the raw cotton imported through the port city of Liverpool to Manchester. The canal was built as amuch less ex... altro »

Today in History: Manchester Ship Canal Dedicated, 1894
On May 21,1894 — 121 years ago today — Queen Victoria dedicated the Manchester Ship Canal — a 36 mile-long (58 kilometer-long) waterway linking the inland city of Manchester, Northwestern England with the port of Liverpool on the Irish Sea. At the time, this waterway was the longest river navigation canal in the world. 

The idea to build a shipping canal from the Irish Sea to Manchester was first proposed in 1660, but it took another 200 years before the Industrial Revolution made Manchester a hub for textile manufacture. By 1871, Manchester had become “the Cottonopolis” — a city that was responsible for 32% of the global cotton production. Coal from nearby mines powered the textile plants, and a railway network brought the raw cotton imported through the port city of Liverpool to Manchester. The canal was built as a much less expensive way to transport both the raw material and finished products.
 
YouTube videos:
•Manchester Ship Canal (part 1; length 08:48). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKN5K49idEQ
•Manchester Ship Canal (part 2; length 08:08). 
•Manchester Ship Canal (part 3; length 08:48).

Web sources:
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/sevenwonders/north_west/ship_canal_mm/index.shtml
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottonopolis
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Ship_Canal
•https://books.google.com/books?id=3Y0_AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA289&lpg=PA289&dq=%22may+21%22+manchester+ship+canal&source=bl&ots=RrXdu5zveU&sig=r27_C0yFyIjqHrs1RB-jRUc-CBo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5X9cVe7uLofvtQWLqoLYCQ&ved=0CC8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22may%2021%22%20manchester%20ship%20canal&f=false

Book sources:
• History of the Manchester Ship Canal from its Inception to its Completion: With Personal Reminiscences by Bosdin Leech. http://amzn.to/1Hk5eZU
• Manchester’s Ship Canal: The Big Ditch by Cyril J. Wood. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manchesters-Ship-Canal-The-Ditch/dp/075242811X
• A Hundred Years of the Manchester Ship Canal by T. Gray. 

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
*Queen Victoria dedicating the Manchester Shipping Canal, May 21, 1894. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AQueen_Victoria_opening_the_Manchester_Ship_Canal.jpg
•Queen Victoria. Alexander Bassano [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Queen_Victoria_by_Bassano.jpg
•Manchester Shipping Canal route from Liverpool on the Irish Sea to Manchester. Google Maps
•Overhead view of the beginning of the canal. By Parrot of Doom (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AManchester_Ship_Canal_viewed_from_the_air.jpg
•Map of the Manchester Shipping Canal Route.By Parrot of Doom (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AShip_canal_map.png

Additional Events in History on May 21:
•Lindbergh landed in Paris successfully completing the first solo transatlantic flight, 1927.
•Amelia Earhart landed in Northern Ireland successfully completing the first female solo transatlantic flight, 1932.

#history #canal #Manchester #cottonopolis___

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2015-05-20 05:28:13 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Today in History: 2 Firsts in Solo Transatlantic Flight History
Lindbergh took off on first solo transatlantic flight; 5 years later, Earhart took off on second solo transatlantic flight (first solo for a woman)

On May 20, 1927 — 88 years ago today — Charles Lindbergh climbed aboard his single engine, single seat, single wing plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, and flew from Roosevelt Field near New York City up the northeast coast of North America across the Atlantic Ocean to Le Bourget Field in Paris — becoming the first individual to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Exactly five years later, on May 20, 1932 — 83 years ago today — Amelia Earhart took off from Harbour Grace, New Brunswick and landed the next day in a farm pasture at Culmore, north of Derry, Northern Ireland — becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. (In 1928, Earhartbecame the ... altro »

Today in History: 2 Firsts in Solo Transatlantic Flight History
Lindbergh took off on first solo transatlantic flight; 5 years later, Earhart took off on second solo transatlantic flight (first solo for a woman)

On May 20, 1927 — 88 years ago today — Charles Lindbergh climbed aboard his single engine, single seat, single wing plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, and flew from Roosevelt Field near New York City up the northeast coast of North America across the Atlantic Ocean to Le Bourget Field in Paris — becoming the first individual to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Exactly five years later, on May 20, 1932 — 83 years ago today — Amelia Earhart took off from Harbour Grace, New Brunswick and landed the next day in a farm pasture at Culmore, north of Derry, Northern Ireland — becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. (In 1928, Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, but she was not the primary pilot and traveled with two other men.)

YouTube videos:
•Across the Atlantic: Behind the Lindbergh Legend (length 53:37). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR1FkSasydM
•The Lindbergh Story—Full Vintage Documentary (length 48:13). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XW_rWyTfGk
•Amelia Earhart—First Woman to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean (length 01:59). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E33q3EW3Ew
•Amelia Earhart Departs on Solo Flight Across Atlantic, May 20, 1932 (length 02:05). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-itPeJOyzI
•Amelia Mary Earhart Documentary (length 52:52). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlOGX6HZ1Gg

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh
•http://www.charleslindbergh.com/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_St._Louis
•http://www.space.com/16677-charles-lindbergh.html
•https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/charles-lindbergh-and-amelia-earhart/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart
•http://historys-shadow.blogspot.com/2006/05/amelia-earhart-completes-transatlantic.html
•http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/May-June-08/On-this-Day--Amelia-Earhart-Embarks-on-Solo-Atlantic-Flight.html

Book sources:
• Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg. http://amzn.to/1Hrxrkd
• Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh. http://amzn.to/1BaOH8A

Image Credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Charles Lindbergh with his transatlantic plane, “The Spirit of St. Louis.” 
•Charles Lindbergh. http://www.biography.com/people/charles-lindbergh-9382609
•Google Map / Satellite View of the North American continent (left), the Northern Atlantic Ocean (center), and Europe (right). The pink arrow is Amelia Earhart’s 1932 transatlantic route; and the blue arrow is Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 transatlantic route.
•Amelia Earhart. 
•Amelia Earhart with her transatlantic plane. Associated Press photo. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/May-June-08/On-this-Day--Amelia-Earhart-Embarks-on-Solo-Atlantic-Flight.htmYouTube videos:

#history #history-tech #transatlantic #Lindbergh #Earhart___

2015-05-19 11:46:41 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Question about Google and retail stores
Do you think that Google should open retail stores in high-traffic areas the way Apple has done over the last 14 years in order to present all the ways that Google products and services can be used by consumers?

I’m thinking about this question, because today marks the 14th anniversary of the first opening of an Apple store. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/S38BNAzdCNc

Question about Google and retail stores
Do you think that Google should open retail stores in high-traffic areas the way Apple has done over the last 14 years in order to present all the ways that Google products and services can be used by consumers?

I’m thinking about this question, because today marks the 14th anniversary of the first opening of an Apple store. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/S38BNAzdCNc___

2015-05-19 11:38:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Question about your Apple retail store experience
If you visit Apple retail stores, how frequently would you estimate that you have an enjoyable and/or satisfactory experience?

I’m thinking about this question, because today marks the 14th anniversary of the first opening of an Apple store. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/S38BNAzdCNc

Question about your Apple retail store experience
If you visit Apple retail stores, how frequently would you estimate that you have an enjoyable and/or satisfactory experience?

I’m thinking about this question, because today marks the 14th anniversary of the first opening of an Apple store. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/S38BNAzdCNc___

2015-05-19 06:16:08 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Question about Apple retail stores
About how many times have you visited an Apple retail store?

I’m thinking about this question, because today marks the 14th anniversary of the first opening of an Apple store. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/S38BNAzdCNc

Question about Apple retail stores
About how many times have you visited an Apple retail store?

I’m thinking about this question, because today marks the 14th anniversary of the first opening of an Apple store. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/S38BNAzdCNc___

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2015-05-19 06:10:40 (43 comments, 13 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Opened Its First 2 Retail Stores, 2001
On May 19, 2001 — 14 years ago today — Apple opened its first two retail stores, located in Glendale, California and McLean, Virginia. A number of analysts at the time doubted Apple would have success with such stores. One such analyst, David Goldstein, then president of Channel Marketing, said: “I give them two years before they’re turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake.” The magazine Business Week wrote, “Sorry Steve, Here’s Why Apple Stores Won’t Work.”

Although it did take a couple of years for the stores to become profitable, Apple Stores have grown to become the most successful retail stores in business history — generating more than $6,000 in sales per square foot (Tiffany, the former gold standard, generates about $3,000 sales per square foot). 

During hisentrepreneurial care... altro »

Today in History: Apple Opened Its First 2 Retail Stores, 2001
On May 19, 2001 — 14 years ago today — Apple opened its first two retail stores, located in Glendale, California and McLean, Virginia. A number of analysts at the time doubted Apple would have success with such stores. One such analyst, David Goldstein, then president of Channel Marketing, said: “I give them two years before they’re turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake.” The magazine Business Week wrote, “Sorry Steve, Here’s Why Apple Stores Won’t Work.”

Although it did take a couple of years for the stores to become profitable, Apple Stores have grown to become the most successful retail stores in business history — generating more than $6,000 in sales per square foot (Tiffany, the former gold standard, generates about $3,000 sales per square foot). 

During his entrepreneurial career cut short by premature death, Steve Jobs arguably revolutionized or re-imagined 7 industries: 
(1) personal computers,
(2) animated movies,
(3) music,
(4) phones,
(5) tablet computing,
(6) digital publishing, and
(7) retail stores.

Few people have had such a significant influence in so many industries, but a quick history of Jobs’s involvement in the planning and launch of the Apple retail stores shows why he had such an impact. The Apple Board was not fully behind the idea of moving into retail stores — too many computer stores were failing. But Steve was determined to launch retail stores because he felt that Apple had to develop a direct channel for communicating with consumers. In 1999, Jobs had recruited Mickey Drexler to the Board. Drexler had created the casual culture brand of the Gap stores. Drexler gave a key piece of advice to Jobs: Secretly create a prototype store near Apple headquarters, filled with products, and visit it frequently until you are comfortable with its ambience. Drexler proved to be a vital asset on the Board in generating a positive decision to go into the retail store business.

In early 2000, Jobs recruited Ron Johnson, who was Target’s vice president for merchandising. To support his developing vision for the stores and to decide if Ron Johnson was the right candidate to lead the retail store effort, Jobs and Johnson visited the Stanford Shopping Mall before stores opened and walked back and forth through the 140-store mall to understand its organization and discuss what was good and not so good. During this walk, Jobs realized that a store that had multiple entrances was a bad idea, because the consumer experience could not be gracefully directed. Jobs wanted only one public entrance for Apple Stores. Moreover, Jobs thought it was important that customers could grasp the store layout as soon as they entered. 

The conventional wisdom at the time was that it was cheaper to set up an expensive retail store off the beaten track, because people would travel extra distance for an expensive product. Jobs disagreed with this wisdom: Jobs wanted Apple Stores to be at peak “foot traffic” locations, regardless of rental cost. Moreover, he wanted the stores to be relatively big — Jobs reasoned that Apple was a bigger brand than Gap and therefore its stores should be bigger than the Gap stores. With these two basic notions, Johnson and Jobs spent months secretly building the prototype Apple retail store. When it was done, the Board visited the store and approved the concept and opening of the first few stores.

Questions:
(1) About how many times have you visited an Apple retail store?
(2) If you visit Apple retail stores, how frequently would you estimate that you have an enjoyable experience?

YouTube videos:
•Steve Jobs Introduces the Apple Store, 2001 (length 04:15). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTNfIaL5YI
•Apple Retail Stores – 10th Anniversary Video (length 05:51). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtC8zvitv2Y
•Top 10 Impressive Apple Stores from around the World (length 01:35). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7WMubnUr9w

Web sources:
•http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/05/21Apple-Retail-Stores-Welcome-Over-7700-People-in-First-Two-Days.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Store
•http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/fun-facts-about-the-worlds-first-apple-store/2011/05/18/AFgP9j6G_blog.html
•http://www.macworld.com/article/1159499/applestoresinancials.html
•http://www.cultofmac.com/95409/may-2001-the-first-apple-store-opens/
•http://www.macworld.com/article/1159817/first2applestores.html
•http://www.padgadget.com/2012/11/13/apple-stores-still-the-most-profitable-retail-business/

Book sources:
• Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. http://amzn.to/1AbGyFZ
• Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. http://amzn.to/1B8Yhsr
• The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty by Carmine Gallo. http://amzn.to/1QYQl6d

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom)
•Apple Store, New York City.
•Spiral Staircase in Apple Store designed by Steve Jobs.
•Apple Store - location?
•Apple Store, Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
•Apple Store, Lincoln Park, Chicago.
•Apple Genius Bar. http://mcmillandoolittle.blogspot.com/2011/05/apple-decade-of-retail-revolution.html
•Steve Jobs behind at Apple Genius Bar in an Apple Store. http://www.financetwitter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Steve_Jobs_Apple_Store_2002.jpg

#history #history-tech #Apple #retail___

2015-05-18 04:05:44 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Question about your knowledge questing
When you need to find an answer to a question or search for an answer, what “knowledge” engine do you most frequently use?

I’m thinking about this question, because today is the 6th anniversary of the Wolfram Alpha knowledge engine going public. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/ZXbLiuWfMDq

Question about your knowledge questing
When you need to find an answer to a question or search for an answer, what “knowledge” engine do you most frequently use?

I’m thinking about this question, because today is the 6th anniversary of the Wolfram Alpha knowledge engine going public. Please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/ZXbLiuWfMDq___

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2015-05-18 04:00:47 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Wolfram Alpha “computational knowledge engine” launched, 2009
On May 18, 2009 — 6 years ago today — Wolfram Research launched the Wolfram Alpha “computational knowledge engine.” Wolfram Research is a private company that was founded by Stephen Wolfram, who currently is its CEO. Stephen Wolfram is a physicist, computer scientist, and a pioneer in knowledge-based programming.

Question
•When you need to find an answer to a question or search for knowledge, what “knowledge” engine do you most frequently use?

YouTube videos:
•Wolfram/Alpha in a Nutshell (length 01:19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRGNS6z5bLY
•Google vs. Wolfram Alpha — CNET (length 07:12). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3emFpcOfek
•Introduction to Wolfram/Alpha by Stephen Wolfram (part 1 of 2; length 06:53).https://www.youtube.com/w... altro »

Today in History: Wolfram Alpha “computational knowledge engine” launched, 2009
On May 18, 2009 — 6 years ago today — Wolfram Research launched the Wolfram Alpha “computational knowledge engine.” Wolfram Research is a private company that was founded by Stephen Wolfram, who currently is its CEO. Stephen Wolfram is a physicist, computer scientist, and a pioneer in knowledge-based programming.

Question
•When you need to find an answer to a question or search for knowledge, what “knowledge” engine do you most frequently use?

YouTube videos:
•Wolfram/Alpha in a Nutshell (length 01:19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRGNS6z5bLY
•Google vs. Wolfram Alpha — CNET (length 07:12). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3emFpcOfek
•Introduction to Wolfram/Alpha by Stephen Wolfram (part 1 of 2; length 06:53). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riQ5tpHc_b8
•Introduction to Wolfram/Alpha by Stephen Wolfram (part 2 of 2); length 05:44). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe6Pn7izk08
•Stephen Wolfram discusses Wolfram/Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine (length 01:45:57). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TIOH80Qg7Q

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfram_Alpha
•https://www.wolframalpha.com/media/pressreleases/wolframalpha-launch.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Wolfram
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfram_Research

Book sources:
• Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines by Stefan Buttcher. http://amzn.to/1IFLoOr

Image credits:
•Wolfram/Alpha home page (2015).
•Stephen Wolfram. Redux: http://www.inc.com/doug-cantor/how-a-new-computer-language-will-transform-business.html

#history #history-tech #Wolfram___

2015-05-17 10:46:45 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Question about online streaming music services
What is your favorite online streaming music service? If your choice is other, please provide the service name in a comment. Thanks.

I'm thinking about this question, because 9 years ago today, URGE was launched by MTV Networks as an online music store to compete with Apple iTunes Store. URGE no longer exists. I was wondering how many of today’s streaming services will no longer exist 9 years from today.

For more information about URGE, please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/QaNBDCgArpT

Question about online streaming music services
What is your favorite online streaming music service? If your choice is other, please provide the service name in a comment. Thanks.

I'm thinking about this question, because 9 years ago today, URGE was launched by MTV Networks as an online music store to compete with Apple iTunes Store. URGE no longer exists. I was wondering how many of today’s streaming services will no longer exist 9 years from today.

For more information about URGE, please see:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/QaNBDCgArpT___

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2015-05-17 10:31:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today in History: MTV Launched URGE Online Music Store, 2006
On May 17, 2006 — 9 years ago today — the URGE digital music store was opened by MTV Networks. Apple had opened its iTunes online store 3 years earlier and was experiencing rapid growth as increasing numbers of people were downloading music to their iPods and other portable music players. The market for downloaded tunes looked huge, and it was for Apple. After Apple introduced its iPhone on January 9, 2007, further consolidating Apple’s hold on the music market, URGE was losing brand recognition. Later in 2007, URGE (MTV Networks) teamed up with Rhapsody (Real Networks) and Verizon Wireless to form a new online music service, called Rhapsody America. It’s still here as just Rhapsody — http://www.rhapsody.com/ — as a streaming service that competes with a number of other streaming services, including Spotify, Rdio, GooglePlay Music ... altro »

Today in History: MTV Launched URGE Online Music Store, 2006
On May 17, 2006 — 9 years ago today — the URGE digital music store was opened by MTV Networks. Apple had opened its iTunes online store 3 years earlier and was experiencing rapid growth as increasing numbers of people were downloading music to their iPods and other portable music players. The market for downloaded tunes looked huge, and it was for Apple. After Apple introduced its iPhone on January 9, 2007, further consolidating Apple’s hold on the music market, URGE was losing brand recognition. Later in 2007, URGE (MTV Networks) teamed up with Rhapsody (Real Networks) and Verizon Wireless to form a new online music service, called Rhapsody America. It’s still here as just Rhapsody — http://www.rhapsody.com/ — as a streaming service that competes with a number of other streaming services, including Spotify, Rdio, Google Play Music All Access, Deezer, Tidal, Microsoft’s Xbox Music, and soon Apple Music (iTunes’s Beats), et al.

Questions:
(1) Did you ever use the URGE digital music store?
(2) What is your favorite online music store?
(3) Do you subscribe to a streaming music service?

YouTube videos:
•Online Music Services by Arik Hesseldahl, Senior Technology Writer at Business Week (length 06:33). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoAYQIjxaf4

Web sources:
•http://todayinsci.com/5/5_17.htm#event
•http://old.tagedonline.org/news/engineering-education-%E2%80%9Ctoday-history%E2%80%9D-blog-cern-convention-ratified
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URGE_%28digital_music_service%29
•https://techjourney.net/mtv-urge-digital-music-service-for-windows-media-player-11-review-by-forbes/
•http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2006-05-17-urge-beta_x.htm
•http://urbanhonking.com/ideasfordozens/2008/01/12/a_brief_history_of_the_music_i/
•http://praveenchoudhary.blogspot.com/2006/05/window-media-player-11-and-urge.html
•http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/08/15/30-years-music-industry-change-30-seconds-less
•https://gigaom.com/2015/03/06/the-music-industrys-broken-business-could-change-in-2015/
•http://www.geek.com/news/rhapsody-urge-and-verizon-wireless-form-rhapsody-america-567702/
•https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/01/09Apple-Reinvents-the-Phone-with-iPhone.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_%28online_music_service%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_music_store
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_online_music_stores

Book sources and/or sources for further information about this subject:
• The Digital Solution: A Plan for Collecting and Distributing Streaming Music Royalties by David M. Ross. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1502745038/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1502745038&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=JIYF3H4WMU2ID77A

Image credits:
•Home page of URGE, the digital music service from MTV Networks. http://praveenchoudhary.blogspot.com/2006/05/window-media-player-11-and-urge.html
•10 Years of iTunes explosive growth. http://applebytecrunch.com/2014/05/23/why-beats-music/
•We Are Entering the Fourth Phases of Digital Music. http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/entering-fourth-phase-digital-music-mean-exactly/

Additional events in history on May 17:
•ESRO 2B became the first successfully launched European Space Research Organization (ESRO) satellite.

#history #history-tech #onlinemusic___

2015-05-16 10:25:45 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Question about Laser Technology?
Do you think laser technology has affected your life in any way?

I’m asking this trick question today, because today marks the 55th anniversary of the firing of the first working laser. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/JSWoyD8NJY1

This is a trick question, because laser technology most definitely has affected your life “in any way,” given that laser technology is used in so many products. Your life has been affected by laser technology if—
• you have ever shopped at stores that scan information using barcodes;
• you have ever used the internet;
• you have ever used a CD or DVD;
• you have ever been stopped for speeding by a police officer using a laser gun;
• you have ever used a roadway that was surveyed by range-finders;
• you have ever used a rangefinder camera;• you have ever us... altro »

Question about Laser Technology?
Do you think laser technology has affected your life in any way?

I’m asking this trick question today, because today marks the 55th anniversary of the firing of the first working laser. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/JSWoyD8NJY1

This is a trick question, because laser technology most definitely has affected your life “in any way,” given that laser technology is used in so many products. Your life has been affected by laser technology if—
• you have ever shopped at stores that scan information using barcodes;
• you have ever used the internet;
• you have ever used a CD or DVD;
• you have ever been stopped for speeding by a police officer using a laser gun;
• you have ever used a roadway that was surveyed by range-finders;
• you have ever used a rangefinder camera;
• you have ever used a rangefinder gun;
• you have ever had eye-laser surgery or other laser surgeries;
• you have ever had a tattoo removed; etc.___

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2015-05-16 05:33:30 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Working Laser Made, 1960
On May 16, 1960 — 55 years ago today — the first working laser was made by physicist Theodore Maiman conducting experiments at the Hughes Research Laboratory in Malibu, California. Maiman used a solid-state pink ruby device that he developed to fire a laser. Most other scientists working to develop a laser did not believe the ruby device would work. But Mainman’s pink ruby laser emitted man’s first coherent light (light in which the rays are all the same wavelength and fully in phase). Maiman’s device was awarded U.S. patent 3,353,115 on November 14, 1967.

Of course, today’s laser and all the applications that have followed this first firing are the work of many scientists in the fields of optics and photonics over the course of history. Charles Townes with the help of Arthur Leonard Schawlow, both working at ColumbiaUniversity,... altro »

Today in History: First Working Laser Made, 1960
On May 16, 1960 — 55 years ago today — the first working laser was made by physicist Theodore Maiman conducting experiments at the Hughes Research Laboratory in Malibu, California. Maiman used a solid-state pink ruby device that he developed to fire a laser. Most other scientists working to develop a laser did not believe the ruby device would work. But Mainman’s pink ruby laser emitted man’s first coherent light (light in which the rays are all the same wavelength and fully in phase). Maiman’s device was awarded U.S. patent 3,353,115 on November 14, 1967.

Of course, today’s laser and all the applications that have followed this first firing are the work of many scientists in the fields of optics and photonics over the course of history. Charles Townes with the help of Arthur Leonard Schawlow, both working at Columbia University, developed the maser, from which the laser was conceived. In 1917, Albert Einstein put forth the idea at the heart of the laser when he described the possibility of stimulated emission of radiation. Interestingly enough, Niels Bohr, one of the great quantum physicists, did not think Townes’s maser idea would ever work. Maiman developed his working laser largely based on the design that Townes had conceived. 

Gordon Gould also claimed credit for the invention of the laser. In 1957, he had his design drawings notarized at the local candy store, but he did not file a patent until after Townes and Schawlow had filed their patent. A 30-year patent war ensued that Gould finally won and he was awarded $30 million.

Question: 
Do you think laser technology has affected your life in any way? Please answer here before reading further: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/FP8tZrMfcQ1


Laser technology is the core of many of today’s products:
• CD and DVDs
• supermarket barcode scanners 
• speed detectors used by police
• altimeters (altitude meters)
• rangefinders (devices that measure the distance from observer to target)
• surgical scalpels
• skin smoothers
• tattoo removers
• cornea shapers to reattach retinas
• fiber-optic cables used for the transmission of high-speed data

YouTube videos:
•Celebrating 50 Years of the Laser (length 40:13). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQQeSUvgmJE
•A Brief History of Laser Light (length 04:21). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRLRSdgvLg0
•How Lasers Work (length 03:54). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW4Uq_2VPhE

Web sources:
•http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/284158_townes.html
•http://www.aip.org/history/exhibits/laser/sections/therace.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Harold_Maiman
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_H._Townes
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Leonard_Schawlow
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Gould
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherence_(physics)
•https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=8tDcbiVLAXIC&oi=fnd&pg=PT12&dq=first+laser+bounced+off+moon+1962&ots=0OgBJMPgUq&sig=h3GK-PJE001Y6FvadqMoWmnst5Q#v=onepage&q&f=false

Book sources:
• How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist by Charles H. Townes (Nobel laureate, 1964, who invented the maser, of which the laser is one example). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052IQKB8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0052IQKB8&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=JFAZIBNHE4H33763
• Laser: The Inventor, the Nobel Laureate, and the Thirty-Year Patent War by Nick Taylor. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0595465285/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0595465285&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=N2DQLUFSNIPWCR7D

Image credits:
•Dr. Theodore Maiman with the first working laser. HRL Laboratories, LLC: http://laserfest.org/lasers/history/early.cfm

Additional events in history on May 16:
•The Soviet space probe Venera 5 landed on Venus.

#history #history -tech #laser___

2015-05-15 18:25:33 (40 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Question: Einstein
Do you think Albert Einstein was the most influential scientist of the 20th century? If no, who was the most influential?

I’m asking this question today because today is the 80th anniversary of Albert Einstein receiving the Benjamin Franklin Medal in recognition of his “fundamental contributions to theoretical physics; especially for his theories of relativity and his work on the photoelectric effect.”  Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/VKEq1pEFhZk 

Question: Einstein
Do you think Albert Einstein was the most influential scientist of the 20th century? If no, who was the most influential?

I’m asking this question today because today is the 80th anniversary of Albert Einstein receiving the Benjamin Franklin Medal in recognition of his “fundamental contributions to theoretical physics; especially for his theories of relativity and his work on the photoelectric effect.”  Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/VKEq1pEFhZk ___

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2015-05-15 15:11:49 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Einstein Received Benjamin Franklin Award, 1935
On May 15, 1935 — 80 years ago today — Albert Einstein was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in recognition of his “fundamental contributions to theoretical physics; especially for his theories of relativity and his work on the photoelectric effect.” The Medal was and still is awarded by the Franklin Institute for special performance in the field of science and the arts. Oddly enough, in the ceremony that took place at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, Einstein elected not to speak, stunning the host. Seriously, Time magazine reported at the time: “A throng of scientists and dignitaries was assembled to hear what the medalist had to say. Einstein genially informed the chairman that he had nothing to say, that inspiration which he had awaited until the last moment failed him. The chairman, much moreembarrass... altro »

Today in History: Einstein Received Benjamin Franklin Award, 1935
On May 15, 1935 — 80 years ago today — Albert Einstein was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in recognition of his “fundamental contributions to theoretical physics; especially for his theories of relativity and his work on the photoelectric effect.” The Medal was and still is awarded by the Franklin Institute for special performance in the field of science and the arts. Oddly enough, in the ceremony that took place at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, Einstein elected not to speak, stunning the host. Seriously, Time magazine reported at the time: “A throng of scientists and dignitaries was assembled to hear what the medalist had to say. Einstein genially informed the chairman that he had nothing to say, that inspiration which he had awaited until the last moment failed him. The chairman, much more embarrassed than the medalist, conveyed this information to the audience.” Subsequently, Einstein sent the Franklin Institute what he had been thinking about and why he may have been unable to speak: http://prof.mkostic.com/Physics_and_Reality-Albert_Einstein.pdf. 

Here is the program information that the Franklin Institute provided regarding Albert Einstein and the 1935 Benjamin Franklin award:

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Wurttemberg, Germany, in 1879. In his youth, his family moved to Munich and then to Italy, and Einstein received much of his early education in Switzerland. In 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, he gained his degree and acquired Swiss citizenship. Unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. In 1905, he obtained his doctoral degree.

It was during his employment at the Patent Office that he produced much of his groundbreaking work. In 1908 he was appointed Privatdozent in Berne; in 1909 he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich; and in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, then returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post. He was appointed Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute (later the Max Planck Institute for Physics) and Professor in the University of Berlin in 1914. He became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and emigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945.

Einstein realized the inadequacies of Newtonian mechanics and his special theory of relativity stemmed from an attempt to reconcile the laws of mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. He dealt with classical problems of statistical mechanics and problems in which they were merged with quantum theory: this led to an explanation of the Brownian movement of molecules. He investigated the thermal properties of light with a low radiation density and his observations laid the foundation of the photon theory of light.

He postulated that the correct interpretation of the special theory of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation. In 1916 he published his paper on the general theory of relativity. During this time he also contributed to the problems of the theory of radiation and statistical mechanics. In the 1920s, Einstein embarked on the construction of unified field theories, although he continued to work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory, and he persevered with this work in America. He contributed to statistical mechanics by his development of the quantum theory of a monatomic gas and he has also accomplished valuable work in connection with atomic transition probabilities and relativistic cosmology.

Einstein was honored with the Franklin Award of The Franklin Institute in 1935. Additionally, he received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy from many European and American universities. He was awarded Fellowships or Memberships of all the leading scientific academies throughout the world.

YouTube videos:
•Albert Einstein documentary (length 01:29:52). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyK5SG9rwWI

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin_Medal_%28Franklin_Institute%29
•http://www.einstein-website.de/z_information/honours.html#franklin
•http://prof.mkostic.com/Physics_and_Reality-Albert_Einstein.pdf
•http://www.famousscientists.org/albert-einstein/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Institute
•http://todayinsci.com/5/5_15.htm#event
•https://www.fi.edu/franklin-institute-awards

Book sources:
• Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PC0S0K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000PC0S0K&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=5GPHJ3SNDCPBBVBK

Image credits:
•Albert Einstein (about 1935). http://cnx.org/contents/719899b5-ff3d-479d-a6b5-530b9e84da62@2/Nuclear_Chemistry
•Benjamin Franklin portrait. Joseph-Siffrein Duplessis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABenFranklinDuplessis.jpg
•Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA. 
•Franklin Institute Award. http://tmt.org/news-center/segments-news-items-4

#history #history -tech #Einstein___

2015-05-14 14:29:21 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Question: A Visit to the International Space Station
How long would you want to stay on the International Space Station, if you had a chance?

I’m asking this question today because 41 years ago NASA’s first space station, Skylab, was launched.
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/NQG7Lygt8g1

Question: A Visit to the International Space Station
How long would you want to stay on the International Space Station, if you had a chance?

I’m asking this question today because 41 years ago NASA’s first space station, Skylab, was launched.
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/NQG7Lygt8g1___

2015-05-14 14:22:50 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Question: A Visit to the International Space Station
How long would you want to stay on the International Space Station, if you had a chance?

I’m asking this question today because 41 years ago NASA’s first space station, Skylab, was launched.
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/NQG7Lygt8g1

Question: A Visit to the International Space Station
How long would you want to stay on the International Space Station, if you had a chance?

I’m asking this question today because 41 years ago NASA’s first space station, Skylab, was launched.
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/NQG7Lygt8g1___

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2015-05-14 05:32:32 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First U.S. Space Station Launched into Space, 1973
On May 14, 1973 — 41 years ago today — NASA launched the U.S.’s first space station, Skylab, which remained in orbit from 1973 to 1979. This launch was unmanned, but later 3 crews joined the station to make major repairs, conduct solar research, and perform scientific experiments.

During launch, Skylab’s micrometeoroid shield tore away from the main body of the craft, took one of the two main solar panel arrays with it, and jammed the remaining array so that it could not deploy. The first crew repaired the station by deploying a replacement heat shade and freeing the jammed solar panel array. Plans were developed to refurbish and reuse Skylab, using the new Space Shuttle to boost its orbit and repair it. Unfortunately, the Shuttle program ran into delays, and Skylab reentered Earth’s atmosphere anddisintegr... altro »

Today in History: First U.S. Space Station Launched into Space, 1973
On May 14, 1973 — 41 years ago today — NASA launched the U.S.’s first space station, Skylab, which remained in orbit from 1973 to 1979. This launch was unmanned, but later 3 crews joined the station to make major repairs, conduct solar research, and perform scientific experiments.

During launch, Skylab’s micrometeoroid shield tore away from the main body of the craft, took one of the two main solar panel arrays with it, and jammed the remaining array so that it could not deploy. The first crew repaired the station by deploying a replacement heat shade and freeing the jammed solar panel array. Plans were developed to refurbish and reuse Skylab, using the new Space Shuttle to boost its orbit and repair it. Unfortunately, the Shuttle program ran into delays, and Skylab reentered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated in 1979 (with debris hitting Western Australia).   

Questions:
(1) How long have humans been living continuously in space (not the same humans, of course) aboard space stations?
(2) How long would you want to stay on the International Space Station, if you had a chance?

YouTube videos:
•Skylab: Space Station I — 1970’s NASA Space Station (educational documentary; length 28:08). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJb2yjtDYaY
•Skylab Disaster (length 07:47). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WUugbcIE1I
•Skylab Falls (length 00:45). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cDHPz1Qk2I
•Astronaut Jack Lousma Interviewed by Phil Konstantin (length 04:28). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCl6z67AJw4

Web sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/may-14/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab
•https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/skylab
•http://www.space.com/24927-showering-on-skylab.html

Book sources:
• Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story by David Hitt [including Astronaut Alan Bean’s journal that he kept during his time on Skylab]. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0803224346/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0803224346&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=JK4NBMQVHVK7ON5N

Image credits:
•A close-up view of Skylab photographed against the Earth background by the Skylab 3 Command Service Module during station keeping maneuvers just before docking. NASA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Skylab_(SL-4).jpg
•Lift-off of Skylab 1 on May 14, 1973 from Launch Pad 39A from the Kennedy Space Center. NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/s73-26911.jpg
•Astronaut Jack R. Lousma taking a bath/shower in Skylab. NASA: http://www.space.com/24927-showering-on-skylab.html 

#history #history -tech #Skylab___

2015-05-13 12:53:54 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Helicopter Question 3b
Do you fear riding in a helicopter (more than an airplane)?

I am asking this question with 2 different photos accompanying the question to see if the photos affect the results.

And the other reason i am asking questions about helicopters today is that Igor Sikorsky flew in the first untethered helicopter flight in the U.S. — today, 75 years ago. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/BdMAX4Xu33Y

Helicopter Question 3b
Do you fear riding in a helicopter (more than an airplane)?

I am asking this question with 2 different photos accompanying the question to see if the photos affect the results.

And the other reason i am asking questions about helicopters today is that Igor Sikorsky flew in the first untethered helicopter flight in the U.S. — today, 75 years ago. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/BdMAX4Xu33Y___

2015-05-13 12:22:04 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Helicopter Question 2
Would you like to have your own helicopter?

I'm thinking about this question today because Igor Sikorsky flew in the first untethered helicopter flight in the U.S. today, 75 years ago. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/BdMAX4Xu33Y

Helicopter Question 2
Would you like to have your own helicopter?

I'm thinking about this question today because Igor Sikorsky flew in the first untethered helicopter flight in the U.S. today, 75 years ago. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/BdMAX4Xu33Y___

2015-05-13 12:12:58 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Helicopter Question
Have you flown in a helicopter? 
If you have time to share the experience, please do in the comments — e.g., at a vacation spot, in the military, a ride with the President in Marine One.

I'm thinking about this question today because Igor Sikorsky flew in the first untethered helicopter flight in the U.S. today, 75 years ago. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/BdMAX4Xu33Y

Helicopter Question
Have you flown in a helicopter? 
If you have time to share the experience, please do in the comments — e.g., at a vacation spot, in the military, a ride with the President in Marine One.

I'm thinking about this question today because Igor Sikorsky flew in the first untethered helicopter flight in the U.S. today, 75 years ago. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/BdMAX4Xu33Y___

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2015-05-13 06:01:11 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Sikorsky Flew First Untethered Flight of U.S. Helicopter
On May 13, 1940 — 75 years ago today — Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky flew the first untethered flight of the VS-300 helicopter that he had spent years developing.

Questions:
(1) Have you flown in a helicopter? If you have time to share the experience, please do in the comments — e.g., at a vacation spot, in the military, a ride with the President in Marine One. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/a5phRxn1Ehq
(2) Would you like to have your own helicopter? Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5DnpMuFwovr

YouTube videos:
•Igor Sikorsky test flies the Vought-Sikorsky helicopter (length 00:47). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnbKZOG2gII
•Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 (length 01:12) [not in English, but great video of helicopter].https://www... altro »

Today in History: Sikorsky Flew First Untethered Flight of U.S. Helicopter
On May 13, 1940 — 75 years ago today — Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky flew the first untethered flight of the VS-300 helicopter that he had spent years developing.

Questions:
(1) Have you flown in a helicopter? If you have time to share the experience, please do in the comments — e.g., at a vacation spot, in the military, a ride with the President in Marine One. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/a5phRxn1Ehq
(2) Would you like to have your own helicopter? Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5DnpMuFwovr

YouTube videos:
•Igor Sikorsky test flies the Vought-Sikorsky helicopter (length 00:47). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnbKZOG2gII
•Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 (length 01:12) [not in English, but great video of helicopter]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHxEPJ7d6Fs
•The History of the Helicopter (length 17:43). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_hScNDX53Y
•Helicopter History (length 10:42). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Bwu8-CNsY
•Igor Sikorsky Documentary (length 19:39). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgJy8-6SBR4
•The Century of Flight—The Helicopter Story (BBC) (length 52:03). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1EpgrbpA40

Web sources:
•http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/VS-300_Helicopter.php
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Sikorsky
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought-Sikorsky_VS-300
•http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/S-47.php
•http://thegraph.com/2010/12/american-exceptionalism-igor-sikorsky-and-the-practical-helicopter/

Book sources:
• Heelicopter: Pioneering with Igor Sikorsky; Based on a Personal Account by William E. Hunt by William E. Hunt. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1853107689/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1853107689&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=OZMNYKGGAFN4BUDD
• Whirlybirds: A History of the U.S. Helicopter Pioneers by Jay P. Spenser. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0295976993/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0295976993&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=XH3E2RKMASPYQQM3
• The Sikorsky Legacy by Sergei I. Sikorsky. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0738549959/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0738549959&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=S6WGNGQ5OGZQQK5K

Image credits:
•First untethered flight of the VS-300 helicopter by Igor Sikorsky. 
•Igor Sikorsky and Charles Lindbergh. Igor Sikorsky taught Lindbergh how to fly a helicopter. Nice story about it here: http://www.charleslindbergh.com/mystory/helo.asp

Additional events in history on May 13:
•Igor Sikorsky Flew First 4-Engine Airplane

#history #history -tech #helicopter #Sikorsky___

2015-05-12 06:14:07 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
Do you use the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard or are you considering a change to it (as it is supported by most major operating systems)?

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
Do you use the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard or are you considering a change to it (as it is supported by most major operating systems)?___

2015-05-12 06:07:16 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

QWERTY Keyboard’s Future
Do you think that the QWERTY keyboard will be replaced by a more efficient input system (for example, finger gesturing, eye movements, and voice commands) in the future?

QWERTY Keyboard’s Future
Do you think that the QWERTY keyboard will be replaced by a more efficient input system (for example, finger gesturing, eye movements, and voice commands) in the future?___

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2015-05-12 05:57:46 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Dvorak Simplified Keyboard Patented, 1936
On May 12, 1936 — 79 years ago today — a keyboard designed to increase efficiency of input was patented by Dr. August Dvorak and Dr. William Dealer. The keyboard was designed to make typing as easy and painless as possible. In tests, it was found that the average QWERTY production typist’s fingers travel about 16-20 miles a day while typing. The DSK typist’s fingers traveled only about one mile — a 16x to 20x efficiency increase. As of 2005, according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the fastest English typist used the DSK to achieve a top speed of over 200 words per minute (wpm) while averaging 150 wpm for 50 minutes. Although the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (DSK) has failed to become a popular standard, most major operating systems (Windows, OS, Linux, Android, iOS) support DSK.

The first keyboard designs inthe 1800s... altro »

Today in History: Dvorak Simplified Keyboard Patented, 1936
On May 12, 1936 — 79 years ago today — a keyboard designed to increase efficiency of input was patented by Dr. August Dvorak and Dr. William Dealer. The keyboard was designed to make typing as easy and painless as possible. In tests, it was found that the average QWERTY production typist’s fingers travel about 16-20 miles a day while typing. The DSK typist’s fingers traveled only about one mile — a 16x to 20x efficiency increase. As of 2005, according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the fastest English typist used the DSK to achieve a top speed of over 200 words per minute (wpm) while averaging 150 wpm for 50 minutes. Although the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (DSK) has failed to become a popular standard, most major operating systems (Windows, OS, Linux, Android, iOS) support DSK.

The first keyboard designs in the 1800s seemed to accommodate the needs of the machine more than the comfortable positioning of keys for easy access by humans. Some sets of commonly used keys were distributed away from each other to prevent the keybars from jamming as they smacked against the platen. In addition, to make it easier for salespeople to type “typewriter” in demonstrations of the product, all the keys for “typewriter” were located on the top alphabetical row. Over time the keyboard design was tweaked to incorporate frequently used keys that translated morse code. What resulted from this hodgepodge evolution is what has become known as the QWERTY keyboard today (named for the first 6 letters of the top alphabetical row on the keyboard). 

Questions:
(1) Do you think that the QWERTY keyboard will be replaced by a more efficient input system (for example, finger gesturing, eye movements, and voice commands) in the future? Please see polling question:
https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/LfNVCXRRQhY

(2) Do you use the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard or are you considering a change to it (as it is supported by most major operating systems)? Please see polling question: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/KnrVBmtPzTm

YouTube videos:
•History of the Typewriter (prepared by IBM’s Office Products Division as a marketing piece for IBM products; length 08:57). History begins at 01:30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdLlrV8ruC0
•Early Typewriters (length 03:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n1FDu2GZ8M
•A Brief History of Type (length 10:42). Big picture look at getting print on pages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XohCW4ecYyg

Web sources:
•http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fact-of-fiction-the-legend-of-the-qwerty-keyboard-49863249/?no-ist
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Words_per_minute
•http://www.google.com/patents/US2040248
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Dvorak
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typewriting_Behavior
•https://www.addedbytes.com/blog/dvorak-vs-qwerty/
•http://www.dvorak-keyboard.com/
•http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-history.html
•https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/modelb/modelb_informal.html
•https://books.google.com/books?id=uVHlBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=US+No.+2,040,248&source=bl&ots=NfTyeGhuVR&sig=_bvd9swVry9IT1aZprV-ZMtbB4s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gqpQVYHpO8PFsAWPtoHgBg&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=US%20No.%202%2C040%2C248&f=false

Book sources:
• The Typewriter: An Illustrated History by Dover Pictorial Archive Series. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486412377/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0486412377&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=TFJAVEQB6LMBVJVB
• Antique Typewriters: From Creed to Qwerty by Michael H. Adler. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764301322/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0764301322&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=BIKQZRSZXU6NFQ3U

Image credits:
•A modern U.S. Dvorak keyboard layout. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KB_United_States_Dvorak.svg
•U.S. Patent No. 207,559 by C. L. Sholes for the QWERTY layout and typewriter machine. Google patents.

#history #typewriter #keyboard #Dvorak___

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2015-05-11 06:00:05 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Computer Beats Chess Champion for First Time in 6-Game Match, 1997
On May 11, 1997 — 18 years ago today — for the first time in history a computer beat a reigning world human chess champion, Garry Kasparov, after a 6 game match: IBM computer Deep Blue, 2 wins to Kasparov’s 1 win; there were 3 draws. The match lasted several days, and Kasparov accused the IBM team of cheating by using human input during the match. IBM denied the charge.

The odds of IBM winning the match were not known before the match began, but IBM knew that its machine could explore up to 200 million possible chess positions per second. On average, it computed 100 million possible chess positions per second, according to IBM research scientist Dr. Murray Campbell who was one of the developers of Deep Blue. This match was a rematch after Kasparov had won the first match with Deep Blue a yearearli... altro »

Today in History: Computer Beats Chess Champion for First Time in 6-Game Match, 1997
On May 11, 1997 — 18 years ago today — for the first time in history a computer beat a reigning world human chess champion, Garry Kasparov, after a 6 game match: IBM computer Deep Blue, 2 wins to Kasparov’s 1 win; there were 3 draws. The match lasted several days, and Kasparov accused the IBM team of cheating by using human input during the match. IBM denied the charge.

The odds of IBM winning the match were not known before the match began, but IBM knew that its machine could explore up to 200 million possible chess positions per second. On average, it computed 100 million possible chess positions per second, according to IBM research scientist Dr. Murray Campbell who was one of the developers of Deep Blue. This match was a rematch after Kasparov had won the first match with Deep Blue a year earlier 4-2.

Can it be concluded that Deep Blue was more intelligent than a human being? According to Deep Blue’s architect, Feng-Hsiun Hsu, “No, it is only a finely-crafted tool that exhibits intelligent behavior in a limited domain.”

YouTube videos:
•Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in 1997 (length 06:06). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJarxpYyoFI
•Game Over: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue (length 01:24:58). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtMdMmrfipY
•IBM Research Scientist Dr. Murray Campbell on Deep Blue (length 03:24). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFSVZlkHHmM
•Authors@Google: Garry Kasparov (length 01:04:06). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hf31xOhchY

Web sources:
•http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/deepblue/
•http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-man-vs-the-machine-fivethirtyeight-films-signals/
•http://stanford.edu/~cpiech/cs221/apps/deepBlue.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_versus_Garry_Kasparov
•http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2011/08/22/kasparov-deep-blue-game-6-1997/

Book sources:
• Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion by Feng-Hsiung Hsu. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0691118183/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0691118183&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=BOASKOBLWLRJILIX
• Kasparov versus Deep Blue: Computer Chess Comes of Age by Monty Newborn [book about the 1996 match that Kasparov won, 4-2, but in which Deep Blue defeated a reigning chess champion in a game for the first time in history; IBM nicknamed the 1997 match winner, Deeper Blue] http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0387948201/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0387948201&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=POJ5GGRCV6J67B55

Image credits:
•World chess champion (1996), Garry Kasparov (left) walks away from game 6 after resigning. Joseph Hoane, Jr., an IBM Deep Blue computer chess project team member remains behind (right) taking notes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2011/08/22/kasparov-deep-blue-game-6-1997/
•Garry Kasparov contemplating move in match against Deeper Blue, 1997. http://www.historia.ro/sites/default/files/gty_russia_garry_kasparov_lpl_130606_wmain.jpg

#history #chess #DeeperBlue___

2015-05-10 12:42:35 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

DO YOU AGREE?
The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history.

More context: The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history. Hundreds of millions of people are, each minute, creating and consuming an untold amount of digital content in an online world that is not truly bound by terrestrial laws.... Never before in history have so many people, from so many places, had so much power at their fingertips. And while this is hardly the first technology revolution in our history, it is the first that will make it possible for almost everybody to own, develop and disseminate real-time content without having to rely on intermediaries. ~Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, p. 4)

DO YOU AGREE?
The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history.

More context: The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history. Hundreds of millions of people are, each minute, creating and consuming an untold amount of digital content in an online world that is not truly bound by terrestrial laws.... Never before in history have so many people, from so many places, had so much power at their fingertips. And while this is hardly the first technology revolution in our history, it is the first that will make it possible for almost everybody to own, develop and disseminate real-time content without having to rely on intermediaries. ~Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, p. 4)___

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2015-05-10 12:35:10 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Transcontinental Railroad Completed, 1869
On May 10, 1869 — 146 years ago today — the transcontinental railroad, connecting New York City to San Francisco, was completed. A ceremonial last spike was driven into a rail line at Promontory, Utah, to connect the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was “done” — the exact word sent out by telegraphers about this monumental achievement. What used to be a trip that took months by horse-powered wagon-trains from NYC to San Francisco could now be completed in days by locomotive.


Brief Background
For many decades, frontier statesmen realized a need to connect the East and West Coast of the American continent. But it wasn’t until 1853 that Congress appropriated funds to survey possible routes for the transcontinental railroad. ThenNorth-South... altro »

Today in History: First Transcontinental Railroad Completed, 1869
On May 10, 1869 — 146 years ago today — the transcontinental railroad, connecting New York City to San Francisco, was completed. A ceremonial last spike was driven into a rail line at Promontory, Utah, to connect the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was “done” — the exact word sent out by telegraphers about this monumental achievement. What used to be a trip that took months by horse-powered wagon-trains from NYC to San Francisco could now be completed in days by locomotive.


Brief Background
For many decades, frontier statesmen realized a need to connect the East and West Coast of the American continent. But it wasn’t until 1853 that Congress appropriated funds to survey possible routes for the transcontinental railroad. Then North-South tensions that eventually resulted in the Civil War (1861-1865) prevented Congress from reaching an agreement on where the line would begin. One year into the Civil War, Congress passed the Pacific Railroad Act (1862), setting aside public land and making loans to two railroad companies that it chose to build the transcontinental line. The companies began work in 1866 — the Central Pacific from Omaha and the Union Pacific from Sacramento. With the incentive of acquiring land along the rail route, the two companies actually built lines past each other. So the meeting place had to be renegotiated at Promontory.

Constructing the line was an astounding undertaking, inasmuch as all supplies had to be shipped from the East Coast. Moreover, wild and mountainous terrain, harsh winters with workers being killed in avalanches, staggering summer heat, Indian attacks, explosive mishaps, and no existing housing made working conditions abominable for the railway laborers. Despite all this extreme adversity, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific built nearly 2,000 miles of track by 1869 — ahead of schedule and under budget. 

Completion of this first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, had an immediate impact on the nation as the railroad facilitated rapid growth and expansion westward and helped to unite the entire continent.

YouTube videos:
•The Transcontinental Railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1r27S5DU

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
•http://wunc.org/post/descendants-chinese-laborers-reclaim-transcontinental-tracks

Book sources:
• Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by David Howard Bain. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4FU6WC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B4FU6WC&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=CYYIBHUK3NTMCGLQ
• Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads by Dee Brown. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LBSCMW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009LBSCMW&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=GVL3OIRWZTAMPLTI
• The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869: Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen E. Ambrose. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743203178/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0743203178&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=QSK3VUKISPABAYEJ [recommended here on Google+, but not highly recommended by amazon critics]

Image credits:
•Last spike ceremony for the first transcontinental railroad, May 10, 1969. By Andrew J. Russell (1830-1902) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A1869-Golden_Spike.jpg
•Meeting point of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads in Promontory, Utah. Frame from The Transcontinental Railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1r27S5DU
•Plaque commemorating the last spike. The Transcontinental Railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1r27S5DU
•Cross-section of mountainous terrain from Omaha to San Francisco. Drawn by C. H. Wells for Harper’s Weekly, December 7, 1867.

#history #history-tech #railroad #transcontinental #Promontory #Union Pacific #Central Pacific___

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2015-05-10 12:27:20 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Transcontinental Railroad Completed, 1869
On May 10, 1869 — 146 years ago today — the transcontinental railroad, connecting New York City to San Francisco, was completed. A ceremonial last spike was driven into a rail line at Promontory, Utah, to connect the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was “done” — the exact word sent out by telegraphers about this monumental achievement. What used to be a trip that took months by horse-powered wagon-trains from NYC to San Francisco could now be completed in days by locomotive.


Brief Background
For many decades, frontier statesmen realized a need to connect the East and West Coast of the American continent. But it wasn’t until 1853 that Congress appropriated funds to survey possible routes for the transcontinentalrailroad. T... altro »

Today in History: First Transcontinental Railroad Completed, 1869
On May 10, 1869 — 146 years ago today — the transcontinental railroad, connecting New York City to San Francisco, was completed. A ceremonial last spike was driven into a rail line at Promontory, Utah, to connect the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was “done” — the exact word sent out by telegraphers about this monumental achievement. What used to be a trip that took months by horse-powered wagon-trains from NYC to San Francisco could now be completed in days by locomotive.


Brief Background
For many decades, frontier statesmen realized a need to connect the East and West Coast of the American continent. But it wasn’t until 1853 that Congress appropriated funds to survey possible routes for the transcontinental railroad. Then North-South tensions that eventually resulted in the Civil War (1861-1865) prevented Congress from reaching an agreement on where the line would begin. One year into the Civil War, Congress passed the Pacific Railroad Act (1862), setting aside public land and making loans to two railroad companies that it chose to build the transcontinental line. The companies began work in 1866 — the Central Pacific from Omaha and the Union Pacific from Sacramento. With the incentive of acquiring land along the rail route, the two companies actually built lines past each other. So the meeting place had to be renegotiated at Promontory.

Constructing the line was an astounding undertaking, inasmuch as all supplies had to be shipped from the East Coast. Moreover, wild and mountainous terrain, harsh winters with workers being killed in avalanches, staggering summer heat, Indian attacks, explosive mishaps, and no existing housing made working conditions abominable for the railway laborers. Despite all this extreme adversity, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific built nearly 2,000 miles of track by 1869 — ahead of schedule and under budget. 

Completion of this first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, had an immediate impact on the nation as the railroad facilitated rapid growth and expansion westward and helped to unite the entire continent.

YouTube videos:
•The Transcontinental Railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1r27S5DU

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
•http://wunc.org/post/descendants-chinese-laborers-reclaim-transcontinental-tracks

Book sources:
• Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by David Howard Bain. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4FU6WC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B4FU6WC&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=CYYIBHUK3NTMCGLQ
• Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads by Dee Brown. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LBSCMW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009LBSCMW&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=GVL3OIRWZTAMPLTI
• The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869: Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen E. Ambrose. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743203178/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0743203178&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=QSK3VUKISPABAYEJ [recommended here on Google+, but not highly recommended by amazon critics]

Image credits:
•Last spike ceremony for the first transcontinental railroad, May 10, 1969. By Andrew J. Russell (1830-1902) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A1869-Golden_Spike.jpg
•Meeting point of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads in Promontory, Utah. Frame from The Transcontinental Railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1r27S5DU
•Plaque commemorating the last spike. The Transcontinental Railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1r27S5DU
•Cross-section of mountainous terrain from Omaha to San Francisco. Drawn by C. H. Wells for Harper’s Weekly, December 7, 1867.

#history #history-tech #railroad #transcontinental #Promontory #Union Pacific #Central Pacific___

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2015-05-10 09:35:10 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google’s Tribute to Moms
Did you see the Google Search tribute to Mother’s Day?
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Without you, we wouldn’t be here.

Google’s Tribute to Moms
Did you see the Google Search tribute to Mother’s Day?
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Without you, we wouldn’t be here.___

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2015-05-09 13:39:17 (27 comments, 10 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Ghost Town Data - Please Keep Secret
Tim Berners-Lee cites data from InternetLiveStats.com, so i’m assuming the figures reported have validity. If “active user” growth continues at the current rate (of the last 3 weeks), Google+ will have more active users than Facebook on Halloween 2015 — an appropriate time for “Ghost Town” to come alive, hey?

Source: www.internetlivestats.com

#Google+

Ghost Town Data - Please Keep Secret
Tim Berners-Lee cites data from InternetLiveStats.com, so i’m assuming the figures reported have validity. If “active user” growth continues at the current rate (of the last 3 weeks), Google+ will have more active users than Facebook on Halloween 2015 — an appropriate time for “Ghost Town” to come alive, hey?

Source: www.internetlivestats.com

#Google+___

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