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The new Google+ layout is actually pretty nice. One thing I really like is the static menu on the left hand side.

Also, there is another option on the menu on the left(not pictured in my screenshot) called Circle Stream where you can view the stream of individual circles. To get that option there, you need to turn it on under Settings.

H/T to +Derek Ross and +Ryan Lestage for mentioning it.
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But going from 3 columns to 2 is a huge waste of screen real estate. The reason I went away back in 2.0
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Tornadoes are touching down this evening in Texas and Kansas!

Severe thunderstorms have developed over part of the Plains, producing tornadoes in Texas and Kansas.
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The "SEE SOMETHING, SEND SOMETHING" mobile application

The app is a nationwide suspicious activity reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism and criminal activity, but not to replace 911 for emergency situations.

The smartphone application allows you to send suspicious activity as a photo or as written text directly to the Virginia State Police.

The application can be downloaded at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, as well as iPad users. For further information about the app and its provider, My Mobile Witness, visit

Download the application by clicking on the iTunes store or Google Play below.
Back to VSP Back to the Virginia Fusion Center. Potential Signs of Terrorism. Video · YouTube play button. Eliciting Information. Questioning individuals at a level beyond mere curiosity about particular facets of a facility's or building's purpose, operations, security procedures, etc.
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Never did like them people next door anyway... And I ain't too sure 'bout that new pastor and somebody said ol' Floyd actually voted for Obama.  Well they all got a lot to answer for, startin' 'bout now. Hee hee, hot damn!
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Google+ tip of the day: Post to Public collections.

I'm still seeing Google+ users who are posting privately, then wondering why they don't get any engagement.

When you set up a Collection, you get your one and only chance to make that Collection public or not. Make it public (if you want engagement on your posts).

If you've already got non-public Collections, delete them and create Public versions of them.

Little-known fact: The subscriber base of your Collections can be much higher than your follower count. My own wife +Amira Elgan has a follower count of 9,330. But her "Amira's Food" collection has 32,018 followers.

Post to public if you want engagement.

(Cup of tea pic taken in Marrakesh, Morocco, and unrelated to post.)
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Dear +Google+, You're broken. Unless I've actually reached the end of the internet,..?
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Dive into the new Google+
As +Eddie Kessler shared this afternoon (, we’ve spent lots of time talking to people who are passionate about Google+. We visited them in their homes, we invited them into early testing communities and we learned more about how and why they use Google+. The predominant answer? Having a great place to keep up with and talk about their interests. From Astrophotography ( to Wild Hummingbirds (, people are not only discovering amazing things, but meeting others who share their passions as well.

Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You’ll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities. Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing ( or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes ( . Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones ( to Painting ( With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests.

But we didn’t stop with Collections and Communities; the new Google+ also makes it easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream. And we’ve worked hard to make our new web experience load fast and work beautifully on devices of all sizes.

You can preview the new Google+ on the web today by signing in and clicking “Let’s go” when you see the prompt. (And since not every feature of Google+ has made its way into this new design, for now, you can toggle back to the classic Google+ with one click in the bottom left-hand corner.) In the coming days, we’ll roll out updated apps for Android and iOS.

While this is an exciting new beginning for us, we’re definitely not done yet. We got here by listening and learning, and will continue doing so. Please visit our Help Center ( or drop us a line in our support community ( to share your thoughts, questions, and more. 
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To be clear, states still retain the power to deny their own resources to the federal government, so they could potentially make settlement of refugees more difficult than it would be if the states cooperated. Nevertheless, an act of Congress — the Refugee Act of 1980 — has given Obama broad discretion to allow refugees to be admitted into the United States. The states of Texas, Louisiana and others must yield to that act.
Yes, the Constitution still applies in Texas and Louisiana.
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Consultant,  IT Tech, Blogger, Geek, Wife, Mom and Social Media Enthusiast.  

I left Facebook before it was cool to leave Facebook.

You can subscribe to my Google+ on your tablet or mobile device using the Google Currents App here: Linda Lawrey, Google Currents Edition.

Add me to your Social Media, Tech, and Google+ circles, though you will also see posts about a variety of subjects to include news, science, current events, and the occasional personal post. 

I usually post, share and reshare PUBLICLY. 


I have a passion for educating people about staying safe online.

IT Tech, Ex-Ballroom Dance teacher.  Automotive background, and all around Geek.

I speed read and my typing speed was clocked once at 200 wpm. Don't make me do that again.

My first and only language is English I reside in the EST Time Zone. Yes, I know it's late and I'm still up.


COMMENT MODERATION POLICY:  I moderate my posts' for spam, trolls, bullies and  BUSINESS names. 

  When comment moderation is considered "censorship", that's just an excuse to  justify bad behavior.  Please discuss  topics, regardless of your viewpoint in an appropriate, respectful manner and not other people in a disparaging manner.  That's what people in my circles have come to expect and appreciate in my posts and comments.  

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Ello Captures Hackers' Attention

Over the weekend, hackers hit up the new social network Ello, which went down for 45 minutes after they launched a DDoS attack.

When Hackers Steal A Web Address, Few Owners Ever Get It Back

For nearly two decades, Michael Lee owned a prized piece of Internet real estate: the website The three letters stood for his graph

Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the US

Broadband Internet speeds can vary widely from state to state according to research from Broadview Networks.

The Coolest New Features of Android L Google Didn't Announce

Google announced Android L earlier this week, and it's due for release in the fall. There are plenty of cool new features, but after playing

Background Burner Does Quick Background Removal on Your Photos

When you need the object of a picture, but not the background, it can be a pain to separate them, particularly if you don't have Photoshop.

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Cryptolocker ransomware on Android is the latest malware threat to endanger the platform.

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The Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT division advises using an alternative web browser until an official IE update is available.

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A little bit over a week ago, I went to Los Angeles International Airport to make a photo. It was a clear day, and I didn’t want to waste it

Arby's Tax Day

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Girl Tweets Mock Threat At American Airlines, Gets Arrested

Airlines take security very seriously, even more so after 9/11. They certainly don’t take threats lightly, in fact, they report them to the.

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become,

It May Look Like a Normal Stack of Wood, But When You Step Closer…WOW!

The cabin was designed by a man named Piet Hein Eek for Dutch performer, Hans Liberg(the man in the pictures). The outside is made of wood t

​This Is Why You Don't Tweet Terrorism Jokes at Airlines

A twitter user named @queendemetriax is having a tough time after tweeting an innocent little Al Qaida joke at American Airlines today, thou

The heartbleed bug shows how fragile the volunteer-run internet can be

Matthew Prince, CEO of the online security company CloudFlare, watched his company's top cryptographer turn "white as a ghost" after learnin

Filthy inside. Floors, counters, etc. Service while inside was Fair. Won't go back until they demolish and rebuild it. (It was that dirty)
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Disappointed in the last two Curbside orders (which were large orders.) I've always been able to order some of the best steak, cooked to perfection (medium rare) and traveled the short trip home well. The last two steak orders I picked up, the steak was mealy and mushy. The last order was gratuitous due to my complaint of the previous order. A few weeks later, same problem. I haven't been back since.
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