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* +CaseyNeistat, getting busy AGAIN !!!*
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My vision for a new Google+

Social networking is on the decline. Social media is on the rise. Here's more on these trends:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3062925/social-media/im-calling-it-social-networking-is-over.html

Google+ should lead these trends by replacing Twitter as the place where people get breaking news, real-time updates and have event-related conversations -- and replace Medium as the place where hipsters, journalists and public intellectual types write their thoughtful, long-form screeds.

I think this is possible with the following changes:

1. Posts should have a headline field, as Medium has. If a user leaves the headline field blank, then the first few words of the post are picked up and displayed as the headline.

2. Google+ should have a real-time stream view, displaying the headlines as if they were "tweets." VERY IMPORTANT: This should auto-update, no hands, in both the browser and mobile versions.

3. Google+ should have inline photos and videos, so you can show multiple images interspersed with text, as is possible with Medium posts.

4. Google+ should allow URLs to be inserted as links.

5. Something should be done about the spam problem. I don't know what, but it's strangling Google+. The algorithm is catching many spam posts and comments, but it it's also flagging far too many legit comments, thereby repressing engagement.

6. We need much better and FASTER moderation tools. I resort to the old version of Google+ for moderation because the new version is clunky. Both versions are super slow. I spend half my time on Google+ deleting comments, blocking people and unflagging comments wrongly flagged as spam.

Google: Give us these six changes and we'll do the rest! :)
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Your home router is probably one of the least secure devices you own, because manufacturers ship them with vulnerabilities and then refuse to update them, or make it difficult to do so.

What's the FCC's response? The worst possible one: Pushing manufacturers to LOCK DOWN the firmware so that even people who care about security are screwed. What a fiasco.
At least one large manufacturer has reacted to the new rules by locking down software. And more could follow.
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The least secure is the smart T.V. We invited "big brother into our homes'
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IMHO the only EXPOSED BOOBS in this story are NH State Reps Spanos and Gallagher!
Women in New Hampshire could soon face misdemeanor charges if they go topless at the beach.
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Are they serious? HUFFINGTON POST SHAME ON YOU FOR wasting print!
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A Great +TEDx talk on agricultural diversity.

Lots of Food for Thought when pondering your food purchasing and selection.

Excellent job, Greg Peterson (of +Peterson Farm Bros fame)!
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    Retired to Sierra Foothills, 2001 - present
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