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...Oh, and this post from a few months ago on personalisation - particularly now as Google have introduced this feature beyond the US.
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Personalised search is a terrible idea. But should've been expected from a country where political beliefs are treated as, and political organisations act like, religions: intolerant of dissent and criticism and focused on ensuring their followers only hear information that reinforces approved beliefs.
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Hmmm, for you economists, banking, probability and currency folk, this is interesting. It seems there's now a site where you can bet in Bitcoins (the peer-to-peer digital currency). I'm not an expert in this area, but that this site opens up Bitcoins a bit. You still have to have a few Bitcoins to make a bet or make a statement (ie. suggest a bet), but whilst I'm not someone who gambles this does seem to take Bitcoins into a new area.

There is a discussion on Bitcoin Weekly from a few months ago discussing if Bitcoins are money http://bitcoinweekly.com/articles/is-bitcoin-money here. Which I presume may now need revising? Those with better knowledge than I please do add your penneth's worth (pun intended).
Nova. HomeStart here; StatementsTo bet; SubmitYour own; HelpLearn more; Account Login. Login; Register. Bets of Bitcoin is a website where you can bet bitcoins on real world events. There are two ways...
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+Stephen Gornick Thanks! Interesting.
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This might be of interest to some of you who are already doing work in the Internet of Things area...
Competition for funding of preparatory studies, October 2011
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Question for you all:
In the classic social media categorisation model what is Google+ primarily? Eg:
a) Social publishing
b) Social Network (primary), publishing (secondary)
c) Sharing platform
d) Discussion forum
e) One stop shop for document management, email, collaboration and social interactions
f) Other?

If e) then how do we describe it in social media terms?

The reason I'm asking this is partly out of curiosity but also partly as to how I begin to teach it to others and explain it's place an purpose within the wider social media context.
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No.
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For those of you wondering what I was up to in Washington DC last week, here's the complete low-down...
So we are back at the Chinwag towers after a great Digital Mission to Washington, and I’ve found myself reflecting on the goings on of the past week, who we met, what we saw, where we went and what we...
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Social search and Google+ head explosion
https://picasaweb.google.com/101272938740329917467/SocialSearchAndGoogleHeadExplosion#5630282577693780882 (see pic caption for explanation)
To illustrate the scenario I took a screen grab, and then looked to see how to upload it in a comment (not yet possible). So rather than Twitpic or Flickr it, I uploaded it to Picasa - something I've never done before, as I prefer using Flickr for proper pics and usually Twitpic for throw-away stuff that I upload via Echofon on my phone and tweet.

Picasa however, seemed the better solution for this situation though, as the pic wasn't going to be tweeted but neither was it the kind of thing I want on Flickr. It's also only one click away at the top of the Google+ (and Gmail etc.) page. So having gone from not using Google+ yesterday, I'm now using that plus Picasa. Which is surely the integrated usage model that Google are really after. Plugging all their solutions together, increasing usage, increasing data, SEO and search intelligence, and of course in doing so challenging Microsoft and Facebook, primarily, but potentially challenging Twitter and Twitter apps in the process too.
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Just not sure if I want to... ;-)
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Seeing as Google now want to integrate everything thought I should probably test this out and link to this blog post from last week...
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This is an interesting read on the debt ceiling and European Euro crisis. It seems to reflect Charles Moore's article last week about thinking the left might be right - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8655106/Im-starting-to-think-that-the-Left-might-actually-be-right.html
MAYBE everything will turn out all right. One shouldn't forget that possibility. As each day passes, however, frustration grows. Leaders in America and Europe are dallying with failure on an epic scal...
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Which seems all rather circular and potentially Ponzi-esque.
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Just between you and me…
(Making everything "social" may not be so private -- or good.)

Facebook regularly gets pummeled for its approach to privacy -- and rightly so. In contrast, Google is being lauded as having gotten privacy right with G+. Here the privacy controls are front and center. It's easy to fine-tune the visibility of the individual components of your profile information. A "view profile as..." search box provides immediate feedback to ensure you've got it just the way you want. With every post you're asked to choose exactly the people you want to share with, from single individuals to the public at large. Add in the ability to easily edit, disable re-sharing, and delete a post, and users are given yet another level reassurance. +Craig Kanalley gathered up some privacy tips here: http://tinyurl.com/4xm92os

With all this goodness, what's not to like? Perhaps nothing.
But if you're used to the way you share on Facebook, you may be getting broader exposure than you realize by being part of G+. What's more, you may be getting a different Google search experience, and not necessarily a better one.

Here are a few things to be aware of:
1. When someone on G+ places you in a circle -- whether or not you reciprocate -- your G+ profile picture, and sometimes a note to the effect "shared this (where) on (date),” could appear in that person's search results. This happens not only when they are specifically searching for you (that's to be expected); you could also show up in searches they conduct that are unrelated to you. For instance, when I search "Apple", +Louis Gray, someone I follow, shows up attached to the apple. com result. (See images.)

2. It's not just the posts you've shared publicly on G+ that can be associated with your profile picture in Google search results. If you share other people's posts on G+, those could also be tagged with your picture and name. That means you're associated with that post, regardless of the reasons you shared it (e.g., it may not be because you "liked" it; you may have shared it because you strongly disagree with it -- but the only note will be that you've "shared it.")

Additionally, content that you've shared prior to the launch of G+ on blogs, Buzz, other sites -- as well as any sites you've +1'd -- also appear to be part of the algorithm to deliver "relevant" search results to someone who has you in a G+ circle. And what if you share something publicly, but didn't mean to? That will be indexed too. +Rebecca MacKinnon posted an interesting article by Julian Sanchez who writes about G+: "I wonder whether it doesn't actually make inadvertent privacy breaches of the 'DM #fail' type more likely." http://tinyurl.com/44gxgmr (It's unclear what deleting G+ posts will do in terms of cached results.)

3. Finally, becoming part of G+ means you're automatically opting in to a different online experience -- one that will be increasingly shaped by your social circles. And it's not just search results that are being "socialized." Other Google products may soon be (or already are) populated by the people in your circles: Maps, News, Images, Calendars, Docs, Offers, News, YouTube, and so on. For some, the promise of greater relevancy is the grail; imagine a web experience that is tailor-made for you and your interests, based on what you search for, what news you read, what you express, who you share with, who you have in your circles, who you chat or hangout with, how you share, where you are, who you're with, what you buy, and so on. (Bring on those micro-targeted ads and merchant offers!)

But leaving aside the potential for abusing such a vast amount of personal data (Google's not evil), there may be a real downside to living inside a "filter bubble" world that serves up search results based on signals and algorithms that decide what you see…and what you don't see. +Eli Pariser makes a persuasive case for traveling through this emerging, socialized world with eyes wide open. Rather than summarize the implications here, I would urge you to listen to his TED talk: http://tinyurl.com/4xkj8hm and visit his blog http://www.thefilterbubble.com/ and then draw your own conclusions.

Just thought you might want to know.
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I share a similar view to +Kathryn Corrick when posting material on the internet: don't post anything anywhere I wouldn't write on a postcard, or I'd object to other people seeing.
If I want to communicate something privately, I'll email the person/people. If I want to do it with a high level of privacy I'll write a letter or phone them.
I may be wrong, but I am certain that Google pointed out that content in your G+ profile and the material you share will influence search results; and users sharing this information highlighted. (Although I may have assumed this would happen as part of Google using +1 clicks to influence my profile and search results.)
If this were to happen with search results of other Google users I have no contact with, I could see situations where this could - potentially - be problematic. But not a serious one. All the searcher would have to do is click on the link next to my profile name in order to get the context the post was in.
The third point is a problem that all social networks face - online and offline. People build relationships and communities with people who share similar beliefs, interests and needs. But if this were to effect search results on Google, limiting the information and viewpoints you have access to, the easiest answer is to not limit yourself to using Google for internet searches; and the answer that requires effort would be to seek out views and information that will challenge you.
EDIT: Regarding circles - I didn't view them as a tool to improve privacy, but as a convenient way to share certain posts with certain people.
A good way of improving privacy would be adding an option to prevent posts from being shared within G+ or being linked to. But that would defeat one of the main functions of a social network - the ability to share information between users.
I just found out you can disable resharing of posts (number 4 - hhttp://on.mash.to/nCyEbe).
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The official Parliament page for this afternoon's committee meeting, including background material.
Starts at 2.30 according to the page, and BBC2 will be televising everything (for those not yet aware).
Letter from James Murdoch to John Whittingdale The Committee now expects Rupert Murdoch, Chair and CEO of News Corporation, James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation (Internatio...
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LOL. (presuming the double entendre intended).
I have some good news for you. Will email.
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Testing, testing 1,2,3.
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Good morning! nice to see you here.
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