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Pretend that you are a fitness blog tracker.  Help encourage me to blog more by doubling my daily blog visits from 2 to 4 :p

http://www.adamlasnik.net/post/fitness-wearables-advice/

(More seriously, I'd love your input on this entry, either here on Google+ or in the blog comments)
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tl:dr - You're right. Posting frequency counts but not for you. Original material trumps reposting. Audiences have their own value.

Some of the following is researched. Some is opinion based on observation, with no quantifiable backup. Hope it helps you shape what you want to do. 

I'm often involved with tech marketing. I understand where that social media advice comes from and why. It's a lot to do with positioning and your communications' purpose- what you're trying to achieve. If you have a website that you're selling advertising on, then eyeballs count. Higher frequency of posting can get you more eyeballs. The algorithms that we use in social media, and the way that we crave novelty, means that vacuous content frequently produced, trumps infrequent and considered pieces c.f. CNN and MH370.

But if you're looking at personal branding, then you might prefer well considered pieces that contribute to your chosen disciplines, and generously interact with other people's thoughtful pieces more. That'll make more of an impression about you as a person, especially when others are considering who you are.

I experimented with styles of posting 2006-2010, and can confirm that I saw those effects. Thoughtful pieces, and helpful interactions, are more personally beneficial than frequent postings of reactive drivel. But frequent postings of drivel drive more traffic, more advert clicks and more sales.

Totally with you on dumping noisy sources, and I've also dropped the Economist, same reasons - day job is not as an economist, so reading it is for rounding out my life. I like well considered pieces, but can't cope with the deluge - I need a filter or curators to point me to the best (and I'll take it from contrary viewpoints - doesn't have to favour my political and philosophical biases - if it is good material).

Yes, please, I'll take one or two pieces per month, from you, at a level at or above this piece (e.g. do a short survey either of devices, and/or people's interactions, and you bump up a level of contribution). That said, good "filters" - people who highlight good content - are very useful. For example, Yonatan Zunger is someone I watch with interest, with a higher posting rate, partly because of what he reposts and partly from his and his audiences' reactions to the content. His audience is itself, interesting. A testament to content quality and moderation. But it's his own pieces that I generally prefer, where he goes off and synthesises something new, that I like the most. It's hard to adjust notifications to separate the repost, the repost with comment and the novel contribution -- unless the author chooses different media or identities to do so. 
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New Google Camera is pretty darn cool
Available for Android devices running KitKat

- Now you can make super-high-res photo spheres (360 degree panoramas)
- And very artistic lens blur photos, where you can actually change the focus after you take the shot!
- Plus much more

Oh, and you can add your photo spheres to Google Maps for the world to see.

Get more info from the links on this Official Google Maps Views community page and join in the showcase and discussions :)  http://goo.gl/9ipHJo
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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Can't promise specific changes, but we're definitely working to make all this stuff better and available more widely :)
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New Google Camera app helps you share your explorations

If you have an Android device running KitKat, I warmly invite you to try out the new Google camera app.  It helps you create amazing 360 degree panoramas and much more... and you can optionally share with the world on Google Maps.

You can also chat with other passionate photographers in our official Google Maps Views community here:
http://goo.gl/o7FuZ7
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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As a fellow avid travel photographer, I wanted to let you know about the new Google Camera for Android devices running KitKat.

With tools to help you make 360 degree panoramas, artistic lens blurs (bokeh!) and more, I think you'll enjoy this quite a bit on your travels.

You can even add your photo spheres on Google Maps for the world to see.

Feel free to show off your photo spheres and discuss the Camera in our official community here: http://goo.gl/WQI81c
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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Arriving soon on your Nexus phone:  the new Google Camera app

And now photo spheres are even more impressive, with sizes up to 50mp.  Visit our official Photo Sphere showcase and tips community:
http://goo.gl/fF63A1 and share your best photo spheres!
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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It has already arrived and I'm impressed ! 
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Some teammates and I visited #Cascais for a few days before a #Panoramio meetup in Lisbon in Sept 2013, and I've just now gotten around to uploading the photos.  Hope you enjoy them :-)
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My pleasure, Volkan!
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New Google Camera app -- great for shooting landscapes!

Hi fellow photographers,

Wanted to let you know about the new Google Camera app released just this morning (for Android devices on KitKat).  In particular, the Photo Sphere feature is an amazing tool for shooting landscapes.

Enjoy!  And do consider sharing your best photo spheres on Google Maps.  Learn more in from links and discussion in our official community:
http://goo.gl/QpXdox
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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Photo Applications  - 
 
Got an Android device running KitKat?  I think you'll enjoy the new Google Camera app.  Lots of new and improved features; learn more below!

Oh, and do consider sharing your photo spheres on Google Maps and in our official Google Maps Views community:  http://goo.gl/cByqfY
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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Hey street photographers,

Wanted to let you know about the new Google Camera app for those of you with Android devices on KitKat. In particular, I think you'll enjoy the Photo Sphere tool, which'll let you capture 360 degree panos and optionally share them on Google Maps.  

Enjoy!
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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Your best bet is to use auto-upload to Google+, then import with the camera icon on https://www.google.com/maps/views

But note that only 360 degree panos that are geotagged can be added to Maps.
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Wanted you folks to be among the first to know about this official Google Camera launch.

And by the way, here's how to share your photo spheres on Maps: http://goo.gl/AqymPJ

Lastly, do join our official Google Maps Views community to share your photo spheres & tips with other photographers:
http://goo.gl/izAx02

Enjoy!
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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