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Now if Google will just let me call and answer normal phones (Google Voice) from G+, life will be complete.
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#ifihadglass I'll grab OCR for it and have it record everything I've read in searchable text.
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Dang that's a good idea.
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Heard this for a while, but still a pretty good read.
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Advertising is a virus - there should be public health campaigns against it

Two articles caught my fancy this morning - let me see if I can weave them into a single debate ....

First, Julian Baggini on the joys of Slow Travel in the Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/30/how-travel-limits-our-minds with this nice line:

_ "The deeper issue is that how we travel reflects and shapes the way we think, and we have become a society of airheads." _

Baggini notices that taking time over travel is better, even if it appears to shorten the holiday. You meet people and see things and connect places in ways the airplane simply doesn't invite.

Second, an interview in the Financial Times with the cigar smoking, Brazilian CEO of British American Tobacco, (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c7ae8b88-0960-11e2-a5e3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz27taPZyYl - remember you have to register to get free access to some small number of articles per month), whose really memorable line was:

_ “The future is about winning consumer moments,” he says. “There will be consumers who go for a cigarette, [or] a non-combustible product and consumers who go for a nicotine-based product – so this is something we have paid a lot of attention to." _

So there we have it - the cat is out of the bag: the summum of fast-moving-consumer-good marketing is to "win consumer moments". What Baggini is arguing is that they are being won from_us - from the appreciation of the world that comes from slow, careful movement through it. 

If there were a ministry for the public health of the mind, then BAT would get into just as much trouble for the noxiousness of its cigarettes as for its attempts to fill our minds with advertising viruses.

Signing off for a bit - family funeral of an old and distant relative for most of the afternoon. Remember to send me suggestions for debate topics (with, preferably, a link) to +Tony Curzon Price 



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Humans are subject to a whole host of manipulation techniques see  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_fatigue for example.
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Opt out of "Shared Endorsement" today! At least G+ is giving you this option, unlike a certain other social network.

On a related note, going around the Internet carelessly clicking +1 or Like is generally a bad idea.
Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Check out Circles, Events and Hangouts, just a few of the things we've been working on.
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Choices exist... kind of. Barriers to entrance for social networking is extremely high due to the network effect, and I don't see any indie project breaking that unless it's found a very good niche.
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Kickass.
 
Pan and zoom photos on the desktop

Google+ is full of amazing photos, and today we're introducing the ability to pan and zoom when viewing photos from your desktop. To give these features a try, simply open a large photo in the lightbox, then:

- use your mouse wheel to zoom in or out
- click and drag to pan right, left, up or down

Higher resolution photos will offer more to explore, so we're excited to launch pan and zoom just weeks after launching full-size backups of your Android photos (http://goo.gl/KRpjE).

Give 'em a go, and let us know your thoughts as we improve on these and other features!

#googleplusupdate   #googleplusphotos  
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Wow, Apple is actually willing to pay when the theft is obvious! I wonder what would've happened if SBB sued them for an injunction =D
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