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Dear +BBC News Migrants choose to migrate to improve their lives. Refugees flee their home because they fear for their lives. Please do a search and replace on your news articles and put the correct word in.

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I agree, mixture of refugees and migrants. But how many are claiming asylum in safe Hungary?
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I covered 8,851 kilometers with my #Fitbit and earned the Great Wall badge.
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868km +Krisztina Thaisz​
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I posted on this earlier this week (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SteveNixon/posts/e1BY9TjxRoW), but the article below backs it all up and expands on it far more than I did. Good to see someone in the tech press gets it. 
 
I don't often share press articles about our products – they rarely seem to say much of use – but this was just such a good case of a journalist Getting It Right that I had to share. Google+ is very much alive, and our recent changes are focused on making it be the best product it can be for what it's best at: helping people meet people and have great conversations about things they're passionate about. 

One particularly noteworthy thing in this article is its discussion of the "majority illusion:" people tend to assume that their friends are typical of the wider world, but almost by definition they aren't – for one thing, they all have one uncommon attribute in common, which is being your friend in the first place. And since people don't choose their friends randomly from the entire spectrum of humanity, one's friends are always a distorted sample. 

So yes, we have here a tech press article which (correctly) uses an important result in cognitive psychology to explain why lots of tech press articles are nonsense.
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Something a little different tonight. Had this one calling to me for about a month, and now's the time. I've tried the standard, I've tried the single barrel, now it's time for the small batch. To date it's been my favourite Bourbon, interested to see what this one is like.
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Oh no +Sarah Lacy , not you and +PandoDaily jumping on the Google+ is a failed social network as well!

You haven't posted (publicly) since August 23rd 2013(!) and that was your one and only post.

Pando haven't used their page since February 24th 2014.

I get it, you tech journalists just don't like it here. Doesn't mean it isn't a social network. I hardly use Twitter for anything other than passive information any more. I deleted my Facebook account 2 years ago after yet another change in security policies that I didn't agree with and couldn't be bothered to work out (again) how to reverse.

Here, however, I have active daily engagements with numerous people on numerous diverse topics. Communities, collections, and hangouts are my entire social life. Last time I checked (2 seconds ago for this post) I had 2117 followers and had 1298 people and brands circled. And that's not unmanageable. Using the tools Google+ gives me I have a diverse, but relevant home stream with constantly updating content. I have engagement on my posts and photos that puts the peak of my Twitter use to shame.

Google may have shoe-horned Google+ into all their products to drive engagement, and now may be backing down on that (which is the only story here), but that does not mean that Google+ is a failed social network. None of the people I engage with were forced here by the shoe-horning; they choose to be here, and choose to continue to be here.

Please, please stop flogging the "ghost-town", "failed social network" angle.
Mapping the ocean? Building a self-driving car? A computer you can wear on your face? Re-wiring fiber in cities? All easier than forcing people where and when to be friends.
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+Steve Nixon​ honestly this is fine with me. I don't want G+ to take over from Facebook. Facebook is full of morons. I'm happy with the way things are. In the beginning, I tried to get all my Facebook people to see the light and join up. Some did and didn't like it. I don't mind that. At least they tried.

I, too, deleted my Facebook account and, I can honestly say, it is something a will never regret. The people on G+ are who I'd rather spend my time with.

Did G+ make a mistake? Yes, and they admit it. Is it a failed social network? Lol, no. We are here every day. Should we care that people say it's a ghost town? Hell, no! Keep the morons on Facebook and the anonymous trolls on YouTube.

We are fine thanks.
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I'm sure you'd agree with this +Russell Betney & +Abigail Betney . Absolutely no reason whatsoever to visit Aberdeen. We pity those who have to live there. Right?
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Maybe they edited out the cars and double yellows and just kept going? http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk422/graham2mckenzie/HighStreet20080504byHaytoner6.jpg
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Picked up a bottle of this at the supermarket earlier. A bit on the different side I thought. I'll give it a go later this evening.
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I've had both. I enjoyed the Green Spot more especially for the price difference. 
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Trying something a bit special tonight. Contemplating a bottle of this for my Dad's 65th year.

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Something a little different tonight. Had this one calling to me for about a month, and now's the time. I've tried the standard, I've tried the single barrel, now it's time for the small batch. To date it's been my favourite Bourbon, intrested to see what this one is like.
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My granddad, Matt Bourbina used to drink this. He'd even share with grandkids if the ladies weren't too close.
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One for you +Laura Nixon 
 
And when I say I do my best work under pressure...

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Rod Stewart doing karaoke to his own songs in a car with James Corden. This may be what the internet was invented for.
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