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At AT&T Park watching Giants vs. Mets. Spent entire inning indicating this fact by Tweeting, posting on Tumblr and Posterous, checking in on Foursquare, posting on Facebook, and letting my circles know on Google + . Now I need to take a picture of my hot dog and send it around with instragram and foodspotting.
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No. I didn't want to miss any more of the game.

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Today at mySpoonful we launched a Band of the Month contest!
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 mySpoonful announced the launch today of its new "Band of the Month" contest via their website ( ) and email newsletter. Ranked %233 on En...
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Have I ever told you about a series I created for CBS called "Land Your Band"?
About ten years ago with CMGi's i-CAST, we did a nationwide viral music series of contests with some of the then alternative/modern rock stations around the country; K-Rock in LA and NY, WBCN in Boston, WFHS in DC, Live 105 in SF, etc... We had stadium shows and ran a contest in each market for local bands to open those festivals... Band needed to submit content and profile to i-CAST, fans would then go to i-CAST to vote for their favorite bands (locally). i-CAST paid millions to CBS, i-CAST went from ramp up to number 2 in the music space for the times we ran the contests... Stations promoted it through existing promotional announcements for the shows (no inventory burn). We then held nationwide contests for all of the winners. Nationwide winner got signed with Capital Records... Huge success all around but a bit before it's time, due to broadband issues... Would have been perfect now...

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Now if only Tweetdeck supported Google +, I could add it to the list of networks I post to...

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Ashton Kutcher just asked me for an invite. Hey +Vic Gundotra you got a hot property!

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Apparently G+ opened up briefly for invites last night, may have driven these numbers up.
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How Many Google+ Users So Far? - Latest Data Suggests 1.7 million worldwide

On Saturday I completed my first analysis of Google's userbase using surname distribution data from the US Census Bureau. Using an admittedly flawed model, I estimated then that Google had 410,773 + users as of 7/2/11.

Here is the original post:

Today I squeezed in enough time before and after our local parade, and before our Fourth of July picnic to update my model and do a much better analysis. I increased the sample size from 50 surnames to 79 (I would have done 100 but ran out of time), and I split out users from the US and from outside the US. I had to look at hundreds of profiles to determine US vs. non-US. Unfortunately, not everyone lists their location yet, so I had to infer it sometimes from their circles and language they were using. Sometimes I found them on other social networks and could resolve the question that way.

I am confident this new model is significantly better than Saturday's.

Here are the latest conclusions:

Google+ currently has 515,933 users in the U.S, and 1,226,136 outside the US for a total of 1,742,069 users.

Unfortunately, the non-US estimate may be exxagerated because one of the surnames the US Census bureau considers very uncommon in the US turned out to very popular in India. More than 15 times as many people in India with that surname are G+ users than in the US. The surname in question is "Kothari." Does anyone know if it is one of the most popular surnames in India? Better yet, can anyone point me to a database of the most popular surnames for India? If Kothari is one of the very most popular names in India, then my non-US numbers may be high.

I plan to continue improving the model by increasing my surname sample and my including surname popularity data from other countries if I am able to find such data.

If you have any other suggestions for me, please let me know. I intend to update this frequently, so that I can track user growth over time.
How Many Google+ Users So Far? I have completed an initial analysis of the current size of the Google+ userbase using surname and…

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Check out The Weeknd (sic) on mySpoonful...trip-hop meets R&B and Soul. Free streaming track and MP3 download.
The lights are off, the drugs are gone and the dirty apartment you’ve all ended up in needs a soundtrack. This is where The Weeknd comes in. Weaving gritty come-ons and lecherous beats into a transfix...

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My life is complete.

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Today's mySpoonful features a band I love from Oakland - Hunx and His Punx. Stream or free MP3 download.
The best in new independent music - free MP3 downloads, photos, artist bios, and more.
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nice. Hopefully you include the word fuck in it since that seems to be an ongoing theme right now.
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