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Stop trying to predict the future of a social network. Any social network. You're really bad at it, I'm really bad at it, we are all really bad at it. Stop paying attention to the people saying G+ is doomed, stop paying attention to the people saying Facebook is dying, and stop paying attention to the people saying the only thing on Twitter anymore are bots. 

You know what would be a whole lot more fun than this incredibly boring conversation? Actually using the social network instead of worrying about it.
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When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today,..
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What's one thing  you wish +Google+ did that it doesn't do?
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+Abraham Williams Bookmarking//favoriting/starring that is baked in so the saved posts can be synched and accessed seamlessly on mobile or a new browser. All the various tricks and workarounds that are available are poor substitutes.
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OMG IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW!
 
Finally THE TRUTH comes out. (lol)
Did the aliens left their mark on Google Glass? Is Google X the way aliens share their technology with us? I guess there's definitely someone who knows.
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A whole "department" of Reddit was demoted this week, with the /r/Technology subreddit being removed from the Reddit homepage and the default subreddit..
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Several people have been asking me, and I can confirm that +Dave Besbris  is indeed going to be taking over as head of Google+. Bez has been with the project since its very beginning, and he and +Bradley Horowitz  have both been Vic's top lieutenants: if Google+ were its own company, Bez would have been its COO. He's also an amazing leader: someone who profoundly understands the subtleties of social, of apps, of engineering, of product, and of how to run an organization. Even though you haven't seen him talking in public as much as you've seen Vic, I expect that you'll be very pleasantly surprised when you see what happens with him at the helm. +Bradley Horowitz, in the meantime, will continue his role as the head of product -- where he will presumably continue to be one of the most thoughtful and intelligent men I've worked with.

A big leadership change like this is always a shock, but I'm very glad to see that we're maintaining core continuity, and that our new leader is someone I trust so deeply. Every hail and farewell is bittersweet, but I couldn't have hoped for better people.

You can also learn more at the Re/Code article (http://recode.net/2014/04/24/exclusive-google-head-vic-gundotra-leaving-company/) which I think does a great job. (Although they slightly got wrong that Bez was somehow a surprise choice; I would have described him as the obvious successor)
The head of Google+ and Google’s social efforts, Vic Gundotra, announced that he’s stepping down today. Google has confirmed that his replacement will be, as Re/code sources speculated, the current vice president of engineering for Google+, David Besbris. Re/code broke the news of Besbris taking over according to its sources, but Google itself didn’t confirm […]
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Occupation
Web Developer, Hacker Advocate, Unicorn Herder, Professional Bearder
Skills
Web APIs, JavaScript, Python, MongoDB, REST design, Developer Communities
Employment
  • Addvocate
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • InboundScore
    Lead Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Brazen Careerist
    Drupal Developer, 2008 - 2009
  • Consultant
    Web Developer, 2007 - 2010
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August 20, 1985
Other names
4braham, mr4braham, poseurtech, fourbraham, abraham, abe, thorbraham, the viking, the beast
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Startup founder, Google Developer Expert, Glass Pioneer, gentle giant, pugnacious panda, and profesional bearder
Introduction
Unicorn herder, web API geek, hacker advocate, and web developer. 

Current project: Polls for App.net

Builder of Awesome by day and TwitterOauth, Intersect API, GitHub Anywhere, and many other interesting projects at night. What project should I work on next? Vote now!

I generally work with JavaScript and web APIs but love hacking on anything.

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Check out more of my projects and code on GitHub and Google Code.

Old tagline: Unicorn herder, lean mean boxing machine, vegetarian who hates vegetables
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TIME's Person of the Year for 2006, maintainer of a foot long beard
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San Francisco, CA
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Seattle, WA - Madison, WI - Pittsfield, MA - Bar Harbor, ME - Lille, ME - Limestone, ME - Downeast Maine
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Addvocate HQ 150 Minna St San Francisco, CA 94105
Show up early at this hole in the wall place else you'll get stuck in the line around the block. Even when busy though the time between ordering and plating is short so be ready to take on some deliciously spiced food. I had the bibimbap with Mongolian chicken and it was so massive, it would easily have fed two with a small side or dessert.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Had lunch on a lazy Friday with a couple coworkers. The staff was friendly and the chef came out to chat about the special of the day. Croque Mademoiselle was my dish of choice and man was it good, maybe a little too good. The only thing about the place I would change is for it to be open for dinner.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Tasty spot on the corner of the Ferry Building with seats outside to enjoy the fresh sea air in. I had the BBQ Chicken on a torpedo roll which was a good combination of smokey BBQ, slaw, and toppings. They had a delicious sounding pumpkin milkshake that I really wanted to try but just didn't have the space for. Next time.
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The wild Maine blueberry jam is the best you will ever have. It's like eating a blueberry pie on bread.
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Had a cheesy chicken sandwich with cheese and some extra cheese. Hmmmm delicious. Their fries are a solid example of how standard potatoes should be fried. Don't forget the ketchup!
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