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Google Plus Ghost Town? My Open Letter to The Misguided Reporters

Know what the common theme is between all these “ghost town posts”? No interviews. No named sources. Lots of reporters who never used it. A quick search usually shows that the reporter has not used Google+ themselves. Likely to not even post the article they just wrote about the platform. In fact most have less than 20 people circled and more often than not... have never even posted. Awesome. Good Reporters generally go out and interview people who are involved with something before they write a story, if they themselves don’t have first had experience. This is fringe opinion piece media. Yet tons of these garbage articles keep getting posted on major tech publications presenting like its the facts.

I figured it was time I wrote a letter to these reporters. Please media… realize that I have tried to reach out and talk to many of you, do interviews, and help you get these points, but too many times you tell me “your company doesn’t care about writing about the positive sides of Google+” or that “other stories are more important than G+ success”. Yet whenever anything could possibly be seen as negative about G+, all of your websites light up with a million ghost town posts. It’s time the users of G+ spoke out…  I’ll start. Here are my thoughts for you.

Dear Reporters Who Can’t Be Bothered To Learn About Google+ Before Writing Your Ridiculous Articles About It;

I know this is going to be hard for some of you. You have been a good tech writer, involved in social media probably for awhile, and spent time building up your Facebook account and Twitter profile. When Google+ came along, many of your company Tech websites had already done things like integrate Facebook comments or sometimes heck, even invest in Facebook themselves! You certainly didn’t have time to get involved in another social network, and come on.. “Google has never got social”. Your mom isn’t there. Google+ is obviously a ghost town.  Right?

Wrong.

Read the whole thing here:

http://www.amandablain.com/google-plus-ghost-town/

And please share this one Far and wide, on every social network you have. Yeah. I'm asking.

#MyGooglePlusStory #GooglePlus   #VicGundotra   #socialmedia  
It's that time again. Google Plus Ghost Town from the media and reporters. This round is brought to you because Vic Gundotra the guy behind the Google plus project, announced today that he would be leaving Google. Vic is a great guy and im sure ...
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#Bundyfest  

Sean Shealy, an organizer of the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada, said the “Bundyfest” event will start Sept. 5 and feature more than 250 bands.
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“For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada,” reads the Bundyfest Facebook page. “But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!”
An organizer for the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada has decided to take the party to Cliven Bundy’s ranch for a 30-day, rules-free “Bundyfest.”
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If the guy's neighbors follow the law, any argument he thinks he has is moot. I say take him and his followers out with rubber bullets. They hurt!!! Not reason to kill people though, just enough to let them know their wrong.
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These findings are important, the researchers argue, because the ways in which people recall justifications could “influence attitudes and beliefs, the willingness to pay reparations, and the level of aggression toward out-groups.”

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/04/16/0956797614531024.abstract

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Memory is such a tricky thing. One thing it isn't -- an objective recording of events.
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Video calls going away... Maybe for some, certainly not all. :)
 
Is OK...  They didn't kill the camera and video capture capabilities.  You want video?  You'll just have to code it (and that's elementary my little #Glassware  developers).
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And another person got attacked for wearing these in Ca
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28 Shocking Pictures That Prove That The Illuminati Is All Around Us

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/shocking-pictures-that-prove-the-illuminati-is-all-around?bffb

Who can Illuminati the hardest?

#illuminati   #wakeupsheeple  
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I always knew Kanye was the antichrist. What a dork
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Beard science...

Hello? Trends in beard lengths today are not caused by Darwinian selection, they are caused by culture. This isn't novel science, it is Alfred Kroeber circa 1918. These trends occur on a much faster timescale than a single generation. Of course, our attentiveness to trends might be a product of natural selection in ancient humans.

But that isn't the subject of the current beard study.

#beards   #culture   #science  
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Hear, hear, for risky opportunistic matings!!
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An excellent review of how the immune system works, despite what you may hear from those touting alternative medicine to 'boost' your immune system.

The immune system has a tough job. It must recognize a vast variety of pathogens (things that could hurt or kill you) and eliminate them, while at the same time recognizing a very large number of antigens (anything the immune system can recognize) that are part of the body, and not react to them. To make the problem even harder, the immune system doesn’t “know” what the foreign pathogens are or what they look like. To do this, the immune system has developed two separate arms-the innate and the adaptive immune system. I’ll talk primarily about the adaptive side of the system in this blog-but bear in mind that the innate system also exists and interacts with the adaptive side.

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Cool, I'll check it out. 
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Al Bundy Ranch...

h/t +Craig Froehle
 
This Cliven Bundy situation has a lot of conservative activists and media personalities finally showing their true colors.

Here’s a guy who doesn’t recognize the existence of the United States government. He doesn’t accept federal authority because he doesn’t think the country should exist in the first place. He says he’s in the sovereign state of Nevada, and only the county sheriff has legal authority over him. The grazing land can’t be federal because the United States of America is illegitimate.

He is, by the purest definition, anti-American. And he is the new right-wing hero.

So much for all the “proud to be American” nonsense, huh? So much for the flag pins and the yellow ribbons and “support our troops”; so much for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution and liberty and justice for all. Oh, sure, those conservatives still exist – but you wouldn’t know it from watching Fox News, or reading social media.

No, the ones we hear from think this guy is a hero. For a while, they’ve been talking about nullification of federal laws, and federal laws not applying to Hobby Lobby, and abolishing the IRS and the EPA, and the federal government having no business in their schools or telling them they can’t discriminate against minorities they don’t like. Now they’re going whole hog, signing on with a guy who just plain thinks the United States of America shouldn’t exist.

See, it’s not about the money. If Mr. Bundy were a food stamp recipient, then it would be about the money – but grazing his cattle on public land without paying, essentially stealing from all of us, doesn’t make him a “taker”. No, it’s different, because this guy, unlike the “takers”, is against the very existence of the federal government. And that’s a cause they can get behind.

They can get behind it with guns. They’re itching for a fight. They wanted the shooting to start. The shooting didn’t start, because clearer heads prevailed at the BLM; not so much with the self-styled militia. “The people have the power when they unite,” Mr. Bundy’s son Ammon told a local newspaper. “The war has just begun.”

One right-wing media personality did stand out: Glenn Beck, who characterized the Bundy supporters as “the right’s version of Occupy Wall Street”, who “don’t care what the facts are, they just want a fight.” “We need to agree on, ‘we condemn those who use violence,’” he said on his TV program. “If you think that you have been wronged by this government more than Martin Luther King and the people he marched with, you’re out of your mind.” Really? Glenn Beck is the one talking some sense?

Of course, Mr. Bundy and his militia have every right to sit there with all the guns they want and say whatever they want about the government – and I’m kind of glad they are, because now we get to see what the 21st Century right wing really stands for.
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The article shamelessly quotes grazing fees that are different from the punitive fees that that are being imposed upon the Bundys, and mentions ranchers that are paying their fees without mentioning that those ranchers were allowed to renew their permits, and mentions the jail time Snipes was required to serve after being convicted in a criminal matter while the Bundys have not been tried and convicted of any crime.
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Brisket Manhattan...

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Goodness. I'm stuffed and seeing this brought my appetite back. Looks yumm! 
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If you've had me circled for any amount of time you will likely notice most of my posts are about science, healthcare technology, the future of healthcare and medicine, and all around advocacy for evidence-based science. I also like to throw in some humor and other goofery.


My other interests include:
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Healthcare
  • Patient Education
  • Public Health
  • Informatics
  • Telemedicine
  • AI
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The views expressed herein are my own and do not represent the views of my place of employment or anyone else.
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  • Indiana University
    Informatics, 2003 - 2008
  • Singularity University
    FutureMed, 2013