Daily Plus 2014-04-15

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Jaana Nyström

Multitasking on your Chromebook just got easier: you can now dock any small window, like Hangouts or Google Keep, to the side of your screen by dragging it to the left or right edge. Your main app will resize automatically, letting you take notes or stay connected all in one view. Just restart your Chromebook and give it a try.
Google Chrome Google Chrome

Dealing With Some Haters?

I'd add in here that sometimes you just genuinely dislike someone, but you probably don't 'hate' them. People who are feeling "hate" usually are feeling a different emotion like jealousy, lack of self esteem(because you are letting someone have such control over your self), or jealousy.. Usually it is jealousy... 

These people usually also state in their negative trolly rants,  how they are not jealous.. don't care about you at all actually... and then proceed to tell you in great detail all about how you are effecting their life and worthy of their hate.

Let it go :) An't nobody got time for that! Rock on with your fine self haters. I got better things to do and so do you... ♥ :)

#haters   #inspirations  
Amanda Blain Amanda Blain

Today in Spain, the Middle East and North Africa, our doodle celebrates Averroes, or Ibn Rushd, a 12th century Spanish philosopher and academic. In addition to works on physics, astronomy, law, music theory and other subjects, he is known for his commentaries on Aristotle, which let to the revival of Aristotelian philosophy in Europe.
Google Google

Google buys Titan Aerospace!

Facebook was supposed to be buying this, but Google snapped it up. The company makes solar-powered drones that can fly for five years without landing.

Details: http://twit.tv/content/google-buys-titan-aerospace
Mike Elgan Mike Elgan

Flash From Google Plus Past

Remember this? How many celebrities can you see :D

Still makes my head hurt :)

#googleplusflashback   #celebrities  
Amanda Blain Amanda Blain

A 14-year-old girl from the Netherlands was arrested on Monday after tweeting a terror threat to American Airlines: http://on.mash.to/1gxeikX
Mashable Mashable

Who says the Moto X camera sucks?

Took this picture yesterday during my hike. 
Mike Elgan Mike Elgan

Would you trust Facebook with your money?

Facebook wants to be your "bank," according to an exclusive in the Financial Times this morning. The social network is trying to get approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to offer financial services in Europe that include bill paying. 

Watch now: http://twit.tv/tnt/985

+Tech News Today's cast of characters: co-host +Jason Howell, guest co-anchor +Joe Panettieri (+TheVar Guy) and interview guests +Roger Cheng (+CNET), +Hannah Kuchler (+Financial Times+Chris Davies (+SlashGear) and Yours Truly. 

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/technewstoday

#facebook   #TechNewsToday   #TNT   #TWiT  
Mike Elgan Mike Elgan

Armin Only New York was amazing!
Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren

Limited Options, Sayulita, Mexico
Vic Gundotra Vic Gundotra

Are you on Manischewitz duty tonight? Remember to pick it up on the way to your family seder by setting a reminder in Google Now. 
Google Google

What Your Life Would Be Like If Your Dad Worked at Dreamworks

So lets say your dad has a super cool animation job at dreamworks... this MIGHT be how your home videos look growing up... Imagine busting these tidbits outs when the prom date stops by.. :)

Lucky kid!

Action Movie Kid - Volume 01
#actionmoviekid   #youtube  
Amanda Blain Amanda Blain

A talk about the Internet with one of the guys who invented it. Watch the highlights from our recent #VintCerfHangout: http://goo.gl/W3VSGy
Google Google

I love this place I really do and most of you are awesome. But there are a few of you that can fuck right the fuck off LOL

I'm not mad, bro ... but don't be stupid and think that by reading my posts or my comments on someone else's post that you know me or what I'm 'UP TO'.  

Thanks for the laugh tho. Insert head shake here.

#youdontknowme  
#getyourownlife  
#bitchIwillcutyou  
Karen Elaine Karen Elaine

The dangers of wearing Google Glass in public continue to be apparent.
Mashable Mashable

Join us on April 14th at 3 pm for a conversation with Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as he speaks about the upcoming elections and his future plans in politics. 

If you have questions for him, submit using #askkejriwal
Google+ Google+

Libraries these days do a lot more than loan books. This National Library Week, see firsthand the incredible impact libraries and librarians make in their communities in our video featuring St. Paul Public Library: http://goo.gl/AfeJBH #NLW14
Google Google

Ooho, a biodegradable, water balloon-like blob, could soon be a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to the ubiquitous plastic bottle: http://on.mash.to/1m2V6iI
Mashable Mashable

3 Flaws In Software Design: Part 1: Writing Code That's Not Needed

This week, we'll be sharing a four part series on software design flaws, featuring +Jeremy Walker and +Max Kanat-Alexander. Today, in part one, they discuss the first Flaw of Software Design, "Writing Code that isn't Needed," from Max's book Code Simplicity: The Fundamentals of Software.

You can also view the full presentation: http://goo.gl/h73nY3
Google Developers Google Developers

This is how ants walk.
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson

Enjoy the #Monday  folks!

Here is a fun video for all the people needing a help desk.  :-)

#Helpdesk  
Jaana Nyström Jaana Nyström

The LithiumCard is a "hypercharger" that is also easy transportable.
Mashable Mashable

Mashable - Now that's dedication.
+115 - 18 shares - 16 comments

Now that's dedication.
Mashable Mashable

Siri's not the only virtual assistant out there. 
Mashable Mashable

Join +Brandon Williams, +Flint Waters and other state officials at the GovDev Challenge, a live coding competition in Denver, May 17-18th. Make government more efficient. Register at www.govdevchallenge.com. #govdevchallenge
Google Enterprise Google Enterprise

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts there can be no more hurt. Only more love." - Mother Teresa

There's not much more that could be added to this #quote  from Mother Teresa. So I'll just leave it here for you. ;)

Although I will ask-- can you see why I arranged the words in the way that I did?

[side note: 20min]

#quotegraphic  
Dustin W. Stout Dustin W. Stout

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

"Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands."

wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-04/11/glow-in-the-dark-highway-launches

#technology   #innovation  
Dan Leveille Dan Leveille

50 Google+ Tips by +Rick Eliason 
1. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
2. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
3. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
4. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
5. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c
6. Create A "Save For Later" Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
7. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
8. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
9. Share Someone Else's G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
10. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM
11. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q
12. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
13. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
14. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1

15. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ
16. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
17. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
18. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
19. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
20. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP
21. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
22. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
23. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo

24. Understanding Ripples & Using Them To Your Advantage: goo.gl/Z47kxp

25. What Not To Do On G+ (Part 1): goo.gl/IdP51J

26. Edit Posts - Did You Know You Could Do That?: goo.gl/aFsKU9

27. Choose The Best Link Thumbnail For Your Post: goo.gl/wXTSh4

28. Start Building Your Author Rank: goo.gl/4427P3

29. Link G+ To Your Content With Authorship Tags: goo.gl/Rn4GGJ

30. Curate & Streamline Circles for Awesome News Streams: goo.gl/e8lNhh

31. Use Eye-Grabbing Headlines: goo.gl/p45IPK

32. Use Google Drive With Google+: goo.gl/zpwHHC

33. Track Circle Shares With CircleCount: goo.gl/TXfe2j

34. Be Awesome With AutoAwesome: goo.gl/Inq2bX

35. Build Your Following By Watching Hangouts: goo.gl/Rjgrhi

36. Overcome Difficulties With Plus-Mentioning People: goo.gl/nQsT9T

37. Write Posts That People Are Actually Looking For: goo.gl/D8NwGh

38. Use ‘The Google+ Effect’ To Improve Your Twitter Experience: goo.gl/hLE1Ia

39. Learn How To Use Images Appropriately & Legally: goo.gl/D3dzCc

40. Learn To Schedule Posts With +Do Share:  goo.gl/1BUcrN

41. Build A Community Around Your Passion: goo.gl/IsFrHg

42. Optimise Your Profile/Page/Community For Search: goo.gl/YMblJF

43. Share Beyond Your Circles & GPlussers: goo.gl/ryHWHQ

44. Blocking & Muting People - As Simple As It Sounds?: goo.gl/wqsXnN

45. Extend The Life Of Your Best Posts: goo.gl/tGw9g7

46. Merge Multiple Google+ Profiles Together: goo.gl/sRKzp8

47. Using Your About Tab More Effectively: goo.gl/sNqUDQ

48. Posting Multiple Photos Per Post: goo.gl/sM32aP

49. Use Google+ ...Every Day: goo.gl/fS0tIq

50. What Not To Do On Google+ (Part 2): goo.gl/3ahoO4
Denis Labelle Denis Labelle

Microsoft just released a MASSIVE update to Office Online
The Next Web The Next Web

The White House has weighed in on the Heartbleed bug and its reported exploitation by the NSA.
Mashable Mashable

Titan Aerospace's 20-person team will stay in New Mexico and work closely with Google on Project Loon, high-altitude balloons that provide Internet services to areas that currently lack it.
Mashable Mashable

+Amanda Parsons has to see this, being an English major with a Shakespeare specialty and all.

+Shane Martin 
Jeff Dean Jeff Dean

Welcome to our Project Tango Google+ community.

You can connect with other developers and enthusiasts, who will be sharing their vision for a future where all mobile devices have a human scale understand of space and motion.

We have created some sections in the community for you, including Announcements, Discussion, Gaming, Robotics, Retail & Shopping. You can connect to people in your area and share you ideas/demos with them. 

We’ll also be posting project updates from the team and sharing demos from our developers there in addition to our website and the Google ATAP YouTube channel.
Google Developers Google Developers

Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired.
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Which smile is genuine, and which is social?

"Whenever we smile, there are 2 potential muscles we activate. The first one is the zygomaticus major and it controls the corners of your mouth. Whenever this muscle only is activated, it’s not actually a genuine smile. Scientists call this also the “social” smile. The second muscle, known to show sincerity is the obicularis occuli and it encircles our eye socket."

Here's a great piece on the science of smiling: 
http://goo.gl/lckNqt

Turns out, smiling is good for you. But I guess most of us already knew that. 

#smile  


HT +Jeffrey J Davis 
Gideon Rosenblatt Gideon Rosenblatt

Happy Passover every one!

Off to cleaning and cooking... 
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

See how our customers, such as +Rentokil, are using restricted Google+ communities to improve their businesses: http://goo.gl/fybkNR 
Google Enterprise Google Enterprise

Awesome twd easter eggs 
matthew rappaport matthew rappaport

CLASSIC SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS:
TwitterKeys - Enhance your Twitter conversations with ✔, ♺ + ♥
http://tnw.co/1sZl6gz
The Next Web The Next Web

Pete Cashmore - Excellent. 
+59 - 11 shares - 11 comments

Excellent. 
Pete Cashmore Pete Cashmore

The Next Web - Very cool.
+66 - 16 shares - 5 comments

Very cool.
The Next Web The Next Web

I have to say RT News is filled with such BS it's not even funny... Maybe Russia should stop sending in special forces troops and providing assistance to armed people taking over government buildings in East Ukraine and the build up of soldiers and tanks on the outer borders of East Ukraine which is causing this whole mess in the first place?
Joe Martinez Joe Martinez

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start.
Mashable Mashable

Share your weekend photographs...

Yesterday, at the +Virgin Money London Marathon spectator +Ken Liu took this #AutoAwesome  of the Elite Men's Runners.

Ken was stood right by the Rotherhithe Tunnel watching the #LondonMarathon  runners pass - were you on the route too?

Share your weekend #AutoAwesome  photographs on Google+, learn how here: http://goo.gl/SLJfXc

Congratulations to all who took part in the event.
Google UK Google UK

Has anyone played 'Monument Valley'?

I just downloaded this game. Anyone else play it? What do you think?
Mike Elgan Mike Elgan

WHEN SUCCEEDING MEANS BECOMING IRRELEVANT

The adult news site AVN has a bitter article up in response to a piece on the +The Huffington Post about adult performers, other than Belle Knox, who attend university.

The AVN article adds a number of names to the short list begun by Huffington Post associate editor Tyler Kingkade, saying, "Not to be snarky or anything, but the point is that the mainstream media does a disservice to the history of adult entertainment when it applies its all-too-common myopia to porn, and as a result continues to perpetuate stereotypes about the industry and the people in it for their own self-aggrandizement. HuffPo is a relative newcomer, of course, and as such it can pretend to be unaware of some things because it wasn't around to experience them."

The problem with these comments is that Kingkade doesn't say anything in his post that AVN itself wouldn't say — in fact, AVN itself points out that it has covered the collegiate achievements of the two women that Kingkade brought to the attention of the mainstream media consumer. The HuffPo's point that "There Are Other Porn Stars On College Campuses, You Just Don't Know About Them," as the title reads, is buttressed by the number of names that AVN adds to the list beyond Tasha Reign and Spencer Scott: Joanna Angel, who founded her alternative porn site BurningAngel while at Rutgers University; Lorelei Lee, who juggled NYU and porn before finally graduating in 2009; and Nina Hartley, who started doing porn in her junior year at San Francisco State University’s undergrad nursing school, before graduating magna cum laude in 1985. AVN also throws another name in for good measure: Lexington Steele, who double-majored in history and African-American studies at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences three years before entering porn in 1996.

It's difficult to see how the Huffington Post is, in this case, perpetuating stereotypes about the adult industry. While they could benefit from a little more research, this is true of all information outlets. That said, the stories told about Reign (who is working toward a degree in gender studies at University of California, Los Angeles) and Spencer (who’s studying cosmetology) are complete and, more importantly, fair.

So why the rage? The tone of the article and the use of the word “self-aggrandizement” suggest a different concern on the part of AVN. When the trade magazine Adult Video News, better known as AVN, was founded in 1983, there was very little in the way of attention from the mainstream media when it came to issues facing the adult industry. Unless something horrific had happened in porn or at the hands of a porn star, no journalist could be bothered to cover it. AVN had a beat and owned it. They wouldn't see a serious contender until XBIZ entered the arena toward the end of the 90s, around the same time that AVN went online in 1998 — before there was a Facebook or even a LiveJournal.

When it comes to adult industry news — from lawsuits to legislation, from sex workers rights to the hijinks of high-profile members of the industry — AVN is our historian. Undoubtedly, it has hurt them to be a trade journal — before the web, that reduced their impact by making it difficult for anyone outside the industry to gain access to its content. But the trade aspect of their coverage doesn't do them any favors even in the open world of web: AVN is still, first and foremost, an industry site, which means that press releases will always run free among news items, making it difficult for readers to trust what they read. And there is, of course, the issue of the imagery on the site and on its advertisements. Suggestive or outright sexual imagery makes it difficult to safely access the site while at work — which, face it, is when most of us browse the web.

But there is another, much bigger thing happening — and this is part of a success story that owes much to AVN and XBIZ and members of the adult entertainment industry who battled to enable people in this country to enjoy access to erotic materials and fought to normalize sex — adult is not just mainstream now, it’s mainstream with increasing momentum.

I started blogging about sex because I thought it was disgraceful that newspapers had no “sex” section. When I eventually founded what would become +Slantist, that’s the model I went for. But we now live in a world where sex is often reported — not just on trade publications, weeklies, and alternative sites, but in places like the New York Times and the Atlantic.

Sex toys are given away in the street — you can even find them in drug stores, and not behind a counter, either. Sexology is on television, getting critical acclaim from viewers, and raves on TV Guide. Sex is the subject of a dizzying number of surveys and research, and science communicators are increasingly comfortable talking about it. Pornography has its own peer-reviewed journal!

This is a wild triumph — and it begins with the adult industry, which fought against censorship and oppressive Comstock laws. Whether you like porn or think it's a destructive force, remember that the ban on sending "obscene" materials wasn't limited to pornography, but included information on birth control and scientific articles that so much as mentioned the genitals or reproductive system. We are richer because of these battles, and we are well on our way to a place where sex is so commonplace that it can be seen through a sane lens, free of sensationalism and moralizing.

But where does this leave AVN — or sites like mine, for that matter? It is a bittersweet thing. But it is a good thing.

There is much, still, to be done. Mainstream media remains to some extent full of sensationalist causal claims that are without basis and it continues, in many cases, to moralize. For now, that is how we can differentiate — by bringing the humanizing angle that mainstream media sometimes forgets in the rush to publish first with eye-grabbing headlines.

But lets try not to be bitter. Winning this war means becoming irrelevant.
A.V. Flox A.V. Flox

Question of the Day

What is a skill you have that surprises people?

I have big hands and big fingers, and yet, I can do many delicate things, like repair jewellery…

People are often surprised when they see me do such things :D

#crosspostall #questionoftheday
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

With Windows Phone 8.1, the software on Windows handsets has caught up with its rivals.
Mashable Mashable

Guest Lecturing at Elon University

This morning I'll have the honor of being a guest lecturer for the iMedia 572 class of Dr. Amanda Sturgill in the Elon University School of Communications. I'll be demonstrating why Google+ should not be ignored for business marketing.

#plusonly  (Photo from Wikimedia Commons - Wikipedia)
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Making art with code - which is your favourite proposal?

DevArt is proud to present the Top 10 Finalists in this year's competition.

The judges deliberated over proposals from creative coders all over the world, from Los Angeles and Columbia to Paris, Moscow and Tokyo.

Ten will soon become one - to be announced on or around April 17 - and the lucky winning creative coder will have their DevArt proposal realised as an interactive installation in the +Barbican Centre this summer.

Check out the DevArt gallery to see these inspiring art projects made with code including the shortlist of potential winners: http://goo.gl/G4ITVA


#DevArt   #Art   #Coding  
Google UK Google UK

Bobbie Today - Remain calm...
+50 - 3 shares - 11 comments

Remain calm...
Bobbie Today Bobbie Today

Girl Tweets Mock Threat At American Airlines, Gets Arrested.
Linda Lawrey Linda Lawrey

The Number of Countries in the World?

A very frequent geographical question is "How many countries are in the world?" Different numbers pop up when one inquires or reads about the number of countries in the world. Each source you use often yields a different answer.

Ultimately, the best answer is that there are 196 countries in the world.

United Nations:

There are 193 members of the United Nations. Unfortunately, the number 193 is too often used to represent the number of countries in the world. Although this number represents almost all of the countries in the world, there are still independent countries such as the Vatican City and Kosovo, that are independent and are not members of the U.N.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/PzsrUH

#Countries #World
Jaana Nyström Jaana Nyström

Pam Adger -
+58 - 3 shares - 6 comments


Pam Adger Pam Adger

I haven't asked about you lately. How are things going?

This is a public post. If you want to tell me privately send me a PM. 
Pam Adger Pam Adger

If you didn't see the original Tweet, it's probably for the best.
Mashable Mashable

Weekend Progress...

Well, I haven't given a chicken coop update in a while, but this weekend marks some good progress. All the doors and the glass window are in place, two sides are skirted with buried hardware cloth, the doors between the coop and the run are done, and I've begun work on the under-roost platform. All in all it's feeling closer to done, and I'm tired and achy. I look forward to getting this finished so one of these upcoming weekends can be restful and relaxing. On the plus side, these chickens will be living in luxury!
Michael O'Reilly Michael O'Reilly

The Perks of LA

I'm not saying I would want to move back to LA, but I have to admit that this is one of the nicer perks if you work for Google here is that you are only a block away from the beach.   That of course means you have to have a place to park your board.  
Terrence Lui Terrence Lui


Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus)

Male with two subgular vocal sacs, conspicuous externally by folds of the skin on the sides of the throat.
Hoplobatrachus tigerinus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplobatrachus_tigerinus
Rich Pollett Rich Pollett

Soggy dog.... don't let the look on his face fool you, he loved his bath :)
Amy Gabriel Amy Gabriel

Today was a good day.  It was a very good day.

It was a mad-house today, thanks to the annual influx of Alumni, but the Sarah P. Duke Botanical Gardens were in rare form today.

And, I must say, I had a ton of fun had putting my new Nikon D-7000 and image-editing tools through their paces....  

;-)
Marc Jansen Marc Jansen

So, +Douglas Lathrop and +Jen Light  have you stopped rerunning the last few minutes of Game of Thrones over and over yet?
Robert N. Lee Robert N. Lee

Far from the Madding Crowd
Bobbie Today Bobbie Today

Pam Adger - Happy Monday!
+31 - 9 shares - 5 comments

Happy Monday!
Pam Adger Pam Adger

Multicolored Tourmaline Necklace
The metal is gold vermeil or 14k.
This is the most expensive piece I have ever made. Just the materials replacement cost is more than $100.

Pam Adger Pam Adger

The insane ongoing reality for people in Venezuela. :(
Carmelyne Thompson Carmelyne Thompson

The Next Web - A Facebook bank?
+19 - 12 shares - 6 comments

A Facebook bank?
The Next Web The Next Web

Google buys Titan Aerospace!

Facebook was supposed to be buying this, but Google snapped it up. The company makes solar-powered drones that can fly for five years without landing.

Details: http://twit.tv/content/google-buys-titan-aerospace
Carmelyne Thompson Carmelyne Thompson

Automatic Takes On My Driving Data, Says Slow Down
/via +louisgray.com

For the last few weeks, I've been using a new device called Automatic, to track each car trip I take, and find out whether I'm going too fast, or optimizing fuel. Tracking all my activities, from +Fitbit to my Nest thermostat, gives me data I can take action on. You can check out Automatic at www.automatic.com. Works with Android and iOS.
Louis Gray Louis Gray

Pam Adger - I was a good girl!
+40 - 3 shares - 4 comments

I was a good girl!
Pam Adger Pam Adger

Rich Pollett - Meanwhile at 221B
+35 - 5 shares - 4 comments


Meanwhile at 221B
Rich Pollett Rich Pollett

Seventy percent of workers are not engaged in their work

Yikes. I've seen these number before, but every time I see them, I am astounded.  Gallup breaks the numbers out as follows: 

THREE CATEGORIES OF WORKER ENGAGEMENT:

Engaged (30% of the U.S. population): Deeply committed to the success of their organization and emotionally connected to its mission and goals. Routinely willing to put forth discretionary effort.

Disengaged (52% of the U.S. population): Less emotionally connected to their work and less compelled to put forth extra effort. They show up for work but generally do only the minimum required.

Actively Disengaged (18% of the U.S. population): Actively against what the organization, and their boss, is trying to get done.

Here's a good piece by Mark Crowley at +Fast Company, where he interviews Jim Harter, Gallup’s chief scientist of workplace management and well-being on the implications of these findings:
http://goo.gl/84NLii

Measuring engagement is a critical first step, as Mark notes in his article, and which is why I find this new engagement tracking service called TinyPulse somewhat interesting. It regularly polls and aggregates data on employee sentiments. I tried implementing something like this from scratch years ago in my organization using a Salesforce database. The key is keeping the survey short, simple and easy to fill out consistently and over time.  
http://www.tinyhr.com/

Mark also notes the critical importance of having a good boss. At the Wisdom 2.0 conference a few months back, I heard +Melissa Daimler, Head of Org Effectiveness & Learning at Twitter, say:
"Most people don't leave companies; they leave managers."

I know, right? 

Much of my personal focus over the last decade was around engagement of people outside the organization, but as the above figures clearly show, it all starts with engaging people on the inside. If we don't get that right, there's no base on which to build. 

Related: 
"Third-Order Engagement": 
http://www.alchemyofchange.net/third-order-engagement/

#engagement  
  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

In 2013, for every piece of content uploaded by a TV show’s network on +YouTube , there were over seven pieces of community-generated content related to the show. 

Read more about the role of digital in TV research, fanship and viewing.
Think with Google Think with Google

This world can be strangely hilarious at times......

I like to think I'm pretty clever when it comes to comebacks, but I could never think to send an image such as that for a comeback. Its one I would expect to get from +Pam Adger. Lmao!
Pam Adger Pam Adger

Great video: Mantis shrimp

Look at them eyes!

- Spearing Mantis Shrimp closeup and Peacock Mantis
- Keel Tail Mantis Shrimp with eggs

Filmed at different dive sites in Indonesia and Philippines.

Watch the video by EunJae Im: http://bit.ly/1l9nyz1

#Scuba #Diving #Oceans
Jaana Nyström Jaana Nyström

Big thanks to +Mike Elgan for having me on TNT earlier. If you're thinking of following his advice and checking out my Windows Phone 8.1 review, here it is...
Mike Elgan Mike Elgan

A scanning electron microscope image of spider silk glands making a thread.

Credit: Dennis Kunkel Microscopy.

HT: +Reese Jones 
Gideon Rosenblatt Gideon Rosenblatt

Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace

Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones.

There's no word on the price Google paid, but Facebook had been in talks to acquire the company earlier this year for a reported $60 million. Presumably, Google paid more than that to keep it away from Facebook. 

It sounds like Titan will work on a variety of projects for Google...

Read on: 

#Drones     #Titan  
Jaana Nyström Jaana Nyström

Just when you thought it was safe to go back outside....
Joe Martinez Joe Martinez

Game of Thrones is awesome.
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

Rocket cam footage from the +European Space Agency, ESA

I love this video from the +European Space Agency, ESA that shows the launch of a Soyuz rocket and eventual separation of the Sentinel-1A satellite. More cameras on more rockets = more better.
Fraser Cain Fraser Cain

I've been having fun going through some of my old photo outtakes. 
Billy Wilson Billy Wilson

Multitasking on your Chromebook just got easier: you can now dock any small window, like Hangouts or Google Keep, to the side of your screen by dragging it to the left or right edge. Your main app will resize automatically, letting you take notes or stay connected all in one view. Just restart your Chromebook and give it a try.
Moritz Tolxdorff Moritz Tolxdorff

Can you say CRAZY BUSY? 

That's the way of things this week. Spring walks with kindergarten classes, baseball games, school parties, spring break, freelance work, a midweek trip to Ohio...

Let the fun begin...

(as for the picture? Does having six kids all one year apart count? Would THAT make it okay for me to be crazy?)
Amy Gabriel Amy Gabriel

frank hgs -
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frank hgs frank hgs

Good night my dear Circleverse!

Until tomorrow...
Jaana Nyström Jaana Nyström

We're Hiring Great Content Curators [ends soon]
April 15th change = we've removed the social contest and will look to hire 10 great content curators on strength of application, love for content curation and short Skype interview.

Apply
http://form.jotform.us/form/40948367508162

Learn More
http://www.crowdfunde.com/top-curator-contest-crowdfunde-hiring/
Jaana Nyström Jaana Nyström

Probably the best Shortcut at Google+ Just hit / .. gets you to the top box fast .. google.az/+mikedownes .. 
Mike Downes Mike Downes

Oh these are well done.  Gender swapped Disney characters.
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

That's our boy in there!
Mike Searle Mike Searle

Laurie DesAutels - Spoiled Rotten
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Spoiled Rotten

Laurie DesAutels Laurie DesAutels

Ugh Monday again... :(
Joe Martinez Joe Martinez

Kathy Morlock - Happy Monday! ;)
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Happy Monday! ;)
Kathy Morlock Kathy Morlock

NEW CAMPAIGN: More children are lost in the U.S. to cancer than any other disease. Worldwide, every 3 MINUTES another child is diagnosed. Yet, still, there is no cure.

This week, we are partnering with the +StBaldricksFoundation to fund childhood cancer research! Raise awareness & shop for a cause: www.sevenly.org/shop4change
Dustin W. Stout Dustin W. Stout

AJ Kohn - See you in two weeks.
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See you in two weeks.
AJ Kohn AJ Kohn

When you are out walking, biking, and hiking, be sure to keep your eyes open! Stay curious! I glimpsed this little mud turtle out of the corner of my eye while bicycling on the American Tobacco Trail and went back to see more closely. Take the time to stop and explore! Note the pine pollen! #ScienceSunday  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

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