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sleepless in suburbia
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it is really cool - it's so much different and I'll say harder than day time photography, but the possibilities are quite endless with what you can do. going on a night photo trip with you would probably be awesome ae den!
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thank you +Israel M. Vinuya and +ae den . I truly do love graffiti, I'm not much of a city person but I can get lost in the alleys and walls where good art is created by unknown artists. It's truly mindblowing
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Such a beautiful harmony! I can feel the warm breeze and hear the sounds of the ocean! two trees look like the couple! romantic moments :) Happy Friday!
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Covered in a haze, for #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Simon Kitcher, and +Nathan Wirth
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I know full lotus position is kinda hard! However I can do cos I don't have long legs :P I traveled from India to Nepal by land. The Ganges is a spiritual center in India. I have felt spiritual feeling and energy source in this place. If you do yoga or are interested in it, India is very mystique, you should visit it for your personal experience!
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So, I need to think more about my comments, huh? Well, why don't you smoke a whole carton of cigarettes!
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Classic Anya. Technology is great.

Anya Levine, July 17 9:47 AM
"Shut it bill"

Anya Levine, July 18 11:56 AM
"Bill I never told you to shut up."
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so cute!
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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.
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That's what I wanted to say! Thank you Andrew! Sending you a hug and some positive energy :) Have a glamorous day!
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where will it all lead?
 
I believe the internet has been one of the greatest forces for good in the world over the past quarter century. So when the Guardian requested that I speak to them over the past few months about internet freedom, I decided it was important to participate.

I think the article is a pretty good read but is a short summary of a long discussion. My thoughts got particularly distorted in the secondary coverage in a way that distracts from my central tenets so I think they are worth clarifying here.

(see article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/15/web-freedom-threat-google-brin)

Today, the primary threat by far to internet freedom is government filtering of political dissent. This has been far more effective than I ever imagined possible across a number of nations. In addition, other countries such as the US have come close to adopting very similar techniques in order to combat piracy and other vices. I believe these efforts have been misguided and dangerous.

Lastly in the interview came the subject of digital ecosystems that are not as open as the web itself and I think this portion has led to some misunderstanding of my views. So to clarify, I certainly do not think this issue is on a par with government based censorship. Moreover, I have much admiration for two of the companies we discussed -- Apple and Facebook. I have always admired Apple’s products. In fact, I am writing this post on an Imac and using an Apple keyboard I have cherished for the past seven years. Likewise, Facebook has helped to connect hundreds of millions of people, has been a key tool for political expression and has been instrumental to the Arab Spring. Both have made key contributions to the free flow of information around the world.

So what was my concern and what about Google for that matter?
I became an entrepreneur during the 90’s, the boom time of what you might now call Web 1.0. Yahoo created a directory of all the sites they could find without asking anyone for permission. Ebay quickly became the largest auction company in the world without having to pay a portion of revenue to any ISP. Paypal became the most successful payment company and Amazon soared in e-commerce also without such tolls or any particular company’s permission.

Today, starting such a service would entail navigating a number of new tollbooths and gatekeepers. If you are interested in this issue I recommend you read http://futureoftheinternet.org/ by +Jonathan Zittrain. While openness is a core value at Google, there are a number of areas where we can improve too (as the book outlines).

But regardless of how you feel about digital ecosystems or about Google, please do not take the free and open internet for granted from government intervention. To the extent that free flow of information threatens the powerful, those in power will seek to suppress it.
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Here are some cherry blossoms for you on this fine early Tuesday morning +ae den . :)
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:))) Have a beautiful weekend!
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Digging deep into the subconscious with cloudscape rorschach dreams. For #surrealartsaturday curated by +Mikko Tyllinen
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i love that you see that +ae den , i have a patch on my backpack a good friend gave to me that has a buddha eye :)
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Grew up in Sunnyvale, CA. Moved to Santa Cruz to study at UCSC and found myself through art and music. I graduated with a BA in psych and now find myself back in Sunnyvale taking classes at Foothill studying graphic design and music production. 

Would really like to end up back in Santa Cruz someday...
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Made it to 25 and turned out alright
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Psychology, 2008 - 2010
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