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John Finster
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Events: make public events more obvious, in fact main stream.
Add Trends.
Let users opt in as anonymous or public-profile.
This will help Google+ stay alive forever and actually overtake Facebook, who is already data-mining. We need Google+ to democratize information and allow participants to make live decisions based on dynamic (live) data.
For example, let's say I'm promoting a stereo exhibition at Moscone Center in San Francisco. I create an event. Those who are interested can associate their Google profile to my event anonymously or as their public profile. From here, Google can find ways to let the sponsor determine how many people intend to come, how many people are actually on the way... is there enough parking. Users can participate by commenting on live traffic, etc and provide live feedback all around the event which the sponsor can later use to improve the quality and performance, and users can share with each other to 'democratically' improve the event. 

Trends:  Add a Trends feature to Google+. People can associate to trends as well, so that trends develop democratically instead of being foisted out there as robotically-gathered indications.

The concept of democratizing information should appeal especially to Google, who has shown a real knack for providing users with what we want to do what we want to do. The use of bots and algorithms for gathering info from users precludes user choice and conscious participation. 

It doesn't take but a little imagination to envision how businesses, communities, groups and people would unfold provided we have the actual live information we need to make sound decisions, as opposed to hyper-competitively driven push technology constantly flooding our brains with more options than we really want or need.

Facebook is a social networking site with some mini-aps integrated into it. Google has a strong suite of apps all of which are more robust. Google is so close to the ideal marriage between data-mining and trend-surfing that it hurts to think Google+ might disappear before it really matures into its full potential. This would be tantamount to eating a Snickers candy bar before dinner and loosing one's appetite.

Go, Google !  It's not necessary to walk completely away from algorithms and bots to anticipate what people want. What's more necessary though is to provide real live people, individually and in Circles, to determine for ourselves what's best for us.
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have always wanted to shoot pictures of the graffiti on the train cars not far from home. got there this Sat morning around 7am and did :-)
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Pictures from Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA, overcast day. Shot with a Nikon D3300, 35mm F/1.8 lens and CPL filter to improve contrast.
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Las Ilusiones florecen entre los bastidores. E si no fuera por el amor, no habría nada en absoluto.
( I can't take credit for this nice photo)
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+John Finster Thanks for sharing! best wishes from La Reveladora team
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Learning to enjoy a fast prime lens (Nikon DX 35mm F/1.8). Even an inexpensive circular polarizing filter like mine seems to help the contrast.
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I hope Google will continue to support Google+. I love visiting my Google+ page and see pictures, links and comments from so many wonderful people in a way that Facebook could never provide. 

Please, Google -- keep Google+ alive and well. We love it and we are many !!!
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Es fácil distinguir entre un buen granjero y un tonto. Un buen granjero planta una semilla en suelo bien preparado, y el ayuda cultivar ella en una manera que florecera para la cosecha.

El tonto lanza la semilla a la tierra, luego, queda con herramientas en ambos manos para demandar que algo crezca.
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Pacific Shores, Redwood City, CA - a very nice place to go for a walk, any time of year. The architecture has a futuristic -- or perhaps actually contemporary -- feel to it. They got this one right.
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We are so lucky to live in California. These are shots from this winter. Winter !!!  Incredible. Incredible, but true :-)
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Lots of growth happening downtown Redwood City and vicinity. Rents skyrocketing.  What will traffic and parking be like a year from now?
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A moderately fragile guy who is aging somewhat well.
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A select few of us are very clever but so incredibly slow to learn.
Education
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    General
    General aiming for Humanities major. Learned and improved the most in English. Everything else was more like a boring review of high school or prior.
  • American Business College
    AC & R, 1979 - 1979
    Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Home Appliance Repair, San Diego. A great program, six months long, during which time, I donated blood plasma once every ten days or so, lived on brown rice and vegetarian soup, and surfed my ass off. The best time of my life.
  • Lowell High School
    High School, 1972 - 1973
    Mostly solids (4 / semester), the usual college-prep stuff. Favorite courses were in math and language (Spanish). Of all the places I've been since, I remember Lowell fondly as the place where I had the best friends, and regret I couldn't graduate from there and continue to college.
  • Menlo-Atherton High School
    High School, 1973 - 1974
    Briefly enrolled senior year. Nearly graduated 1/2-year early (met credits requirement). Great school at the time, excellent teachers.
  • El Molino High School
    High School, 1974 - 1974
    Math, History, Photography. Had to finish here after leaving Redwood City to meet their county grad-requirements. I hated this high school. It was to me the exact opposite of Lowell. There were some exceptional performers. The run of the mill though were pot heads and proud of it.
  • United States Coast Guard
    Service Schools, 1974 - 1993
    Yeoman Class A School, Boarding Officer Training, Firefighting School, Systems Management School, Human Relations/Civil Rights Training. My first enlistment as a Boatswain Mate ended poorly. My second time around though, I served as a yeoman and excelled in the office especially in computing. It's nice to be thought of highly by the people you serve.
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    Independent Contractor, 1992 - present
  • USCG
    Yoeman, 1987 - 1991
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