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Seen the Google Chrome ads on TV? Microsoft has released a hard-hitting parody supposedly meant for "internal purposes" but put out on YouTube nonetheless.
Maiden voyage of the sail kayak :)
This is my favorite of the animated Khans that Google+ made for me. Auto-awesome is like a whole new world.
Google Glass coming into men's restrooms just further erodes what little privacy men have grown up to expect there. Men understand this. Women probably do not. My personal take, inspired by
What new Android phone should I get?
Two important notes: I'm in the US, and I'm on Verizon, and neither of those are changing.
I have a Galaxy Nexus, and it's been awesome, but it's starting to show it's age. New devices are much faster and have more memory, so the speed boost would be nice. I assumed I/O would leave me with a clear answer, but not so much. The Googlefied Galaxy S4 would be perfect, but it's apparently not coming to Verizon.
What's the word on unlocking/rooting the Verizon GS4? If I could buy that phone and load a clean version of Android on it, that'd be ideal. Does the fact that the clean one is coming out for tmobile/att mean that it's more likely that we'll see some custom roms for the Verizon GS4?
I really have no idea what direction to head, so I'm open to opinions.
A tribute to Khan, on the occasion of his third outing.
Bertrand Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970)
One last question: Suppose, Lord Russell, that this film will be looked at by our descendants, like the Dead Sea scroll, in a thousand years' time. What would you think it's worth telling that generation about the life you've lived and the lessons you've learned from it?
I should like to say two things, one intellectual and one moral. The intellectual thing I should want to say to them is this: When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe, or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed, but look only, and solely, at what are the facts. That is the intellectual thing that I should wish to say.
The moral thing I should wish to say to them is very simple. I should say love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more closely and closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don't like. We can only live together in that way; if we are to live together and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.
- Interview of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher and mathematician and Nobel laureate, on BBC's Face to Face (1959)
I wasn't a big fan of the new "hangouts" app from Google when it came out a few days ago, but they're growing on me quickly!
It's not terribly different than Google Talk before, but it's easier to get into them. I tend to think that they'll replace HipChat for our small team.
The Android apps are a nice upgrade, but the iOS apps are huge (they didn't have a decent way to use Talk before).
The ability to add images into the chat is great! has already sent me a few via chat instead of needing to use email/dropbox to get a quick pic over to me.
Not always tied to Gmail/Chrome
It's a Chrome extension, but it essentially becomes an independent program once installed. Refreshing Gmail doesn't kill the windows and you can "dock" them at the bottom to force them to stay on top (or undock them to let them get buried).
The best part is likely the combination of some of the above elements. Keeping our team together (in group chats) while all of us can access them via mobile is pretty slick.
I wasn't blown away when I first tried it out, but the more I use it the more I realize what a slick implementation it is.
The new "auto awesome" feature on G+ pics is pretty sweet! I took a handful in a row at my daughter's birthday party this morning, and they were automatically stitched together into this fun little gif. Nice!
The Bluth banana stand from Arrested Development, currently on tour, won't make a visit to the actual Newport Beach, says Netflix. Come on! Cue Charlie Brown sad walk.
Yahoo Board to Meet Sunday to Consider $1.1 Billion, All-Cash Deal to Acquire Tumblr
This could be enough to put them back in the picture.
Just in case you didn't think the Seattle Gum Wall was real...
Surfing with the Whales
This GPlusData search is the top people on Plus for Social SEO
its a good sign when your G+ profile shows up above the fold for the target KW you want to be known for
Virtual Currency Shakedown By US Government
Got to love our government. How clueless do you have to be about digital to think shuttering a bitcoin exchange stops anything. Bitcoin is an IDEA.
The idea 's excellent What If We Had A New Value System For Goods and Services discusses so well and an idea whose time is here and now. I don't carry cash anymore. I have a single dollar on me as I write this having just purchased lunch with my debit card.
Money is DEAD and gone buried by our digital age. Bitcoin, the idea of a virtual currency, is a powerful idea since such a currency would set its own value. More accurately, WE would set Bitcoin's virtual value by our social investment in it.
Got to love a government who is so clueless about what Bitcoin really is that they shut down the PHYSICAL thing as if they caught some wild cowboy counterfeiters. LOL, how stupid can you be?
Bitcoin as an idea may become STRONGER thanks to the government's actions. The "Streisand Effect" predicts any attemt to quash a story makes it go viral that much faster. The government may have just done what the bitcoin movement's founders were beginning to do (in a stumbling in the dark kind of way).
It is not JUST that we will make sure and create something when the goofystupid arm of Johnny Law comes down so cluelessly, but that bitcoin is an idea whose time has clearly come. We need a currency WE own here in social media. Some way we can more truly value those things we understand better than currency, the Fed or the US Government can.
I am not suggesting wild revolution, but an artistic look at how we value THINGS and LIFE as the not so subtle subtext of David's reads and challenges so well. My friend has a great company called with some amazing listings in Google.
Did any potential investor ask Alan about those amazing listings? Nope, because they don't understand the CURRENCY they represent. Instead they asked about defendable Intellectual Property (IP) as if such a thing still exists (it doesn't).
Bitcoin is the currency for the digital revolution and, as such, this new cyber currency only gets STRONGER with every effort by ham fisted governments to kill it. So there is this thing called The Interent and it is going to do whatever it damn well pleases Uncle Sam. Help and be reward. Obstruct and become as irrelevant as so much of what you already do IS.
My advice? DO NOTHING and bitcoin will sort itself out. Continue to obstruct and you may speed bitcoin (and similar ideas) on paths you really don't like much (unintended consequences being a true pain in the you know where :).
Money is DEAD, now what?
Who are your 50 Most Relevant People in Google+? // I've been meaning to write about
Step 1: Head over to www.circloscope.com and install the latest version of circloscope premium (v2013.5.18) on your chrome browser (costs 5$ - it's some of the best 5$ I have ever spent on software :))
Step 2: Open circloscope by clicking on the icon on your chrome toolbar. And go to "Action > Visualize > 50 Most Relevant".
Step 3: Take a screenshot of your 50 most relevant people and edit the photo as you like :-)
Step 4 (optional): You can notify them as well using circloscope by:
1- Filter > Sort By > Relevance (Z-a)
2- Select the first 50 thumbnails by mouse dragging
3- Action > Export Selected > to TXT
4- Open the resulting file and copy-paste Google+ ids to your post.
Step 5: Publish the post with these instructions, your 50 most relevant photo, the notifications (optional) and this hashtag #50mostrelevant
------So here are my 50 Most Relevant------------
Loic Le Meur
Gregor J. Rothfuss
Search Engine Land
Talking Points Memo
I've pondered this after getting married and changing my last name
Courtney Engle Robertson
Great article in the mix of personal & business in social media
Courtney Engle Robertson
Now that's inspirational...happy Saturday world.
Facebook cover photo inspiration
Courtney Engle Robertson
Can't wait to go from Alaska back to Destin, Florida! Parasailing next weekend! http://boatrentalsindestin.com/destin-parasailing-video/
Do you connect with your community on multiple platforms?
Courtney Engle Robertson
Adding this to my suggestions for clients to duplicate FB offers, Foursquare, and now G+
Courtney Engle Robertson
social seo http://bit.ly/YRgxqi #13 of 2599
local seo http://bit.ly/YRgJWF #4 of 511
video seo http://bit.ly/YRgIC8 #3 of 257
Google+ isn't a ghost town but there's definite room to grow especially in the social + local + video seo space
Credit and Budgeting Calculators
Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney
Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyer
Top Google+ Users for Video SEO per GPlusData results
same thing only different when searching for the top Plussers for social seo only smaller # of profile 257 vs. 2500
The Houses of Our Future
All over the world, architects are mapping their newest designs as we speak. The need for a smart, or a “green” solution, if I may, is ever-growing on the market, because of the global economic recession, and the whole low-resource thing going on, in general.
I’ll try to explain the significance of these solutions through some examples....
Seems a little strange that a company that promotes hunger is speaking out against hunger...
It's efforts like this that make me love what Anonymous does.
Great info on Facebook Graph Search and possible local ranking factors. Now if Facebook would just give me freakin access to damn graph search I could test this myself. Grr...argh
Great interview with
Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !
#sharedcircles #top500 #ff #euromaestrocircles
#euromaestro #sundayseven #weeklyreview
Who had the highest engagement this week ?
Over 100 reshares 8 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !
Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.
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See Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian answer your questions
Alexis Ohanian spotlight by Euro Maestro
Video is not on YouTube channel due to bug, if anyone knows how to fix it, let me know.
My top 3 YouTube videos so far, please give a thumbs up on YouTube if you like them
Robert Scoble talking about Google Glass with me in Berlin
Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass
Andrew Vanden Heuvel using Google Glass to teach physics by going to CERN
Google Glass Exploration
My spotlight interview with YouTube tech start Marques Brownlee MKBHD
Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee
Let me know in the comments what you would like to see in future YouTube videos or who else I should be interviewing.
Google I/O 2013
Great sources for information
Google Developpers YouTube Channel
Watch Louis Gray on GDL showcasing Blink
Google Developers Live at I/O 2013 - Blink and Your Browser
Alexis Ohanian has new book coming out called
Without their permission
If I were you, I would try to pre-orde now
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Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?
People to check out
is an artist and photographer to check out recommended by
Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
What’s the new dance craze ?
I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*
The penguin flip ! by +swift beats
Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive
+Jack C Crawford +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee
Special thanks also to those who have helped me so much with video and hangouts on air
Mike Downes Robert Redl Ronnie Bincer Sarah Hill
Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !
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Cecil Awards Chapman University 2013
proud papa moment since my kid Lauren Ferree was the host of this event last night and she did a bang up job and me and her mama got front row seats and a fine time was had by all
#waytogolauren #proudpapa #jnferree
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