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Good read: From Kevin Kelly's book The Technium, a look at The Next Transitions
What kinds of developmental thresholds would any planet of sentient beings pass through? The creation of writing would be a huge one. The unleashing of cheap non-biological energy is another. The inve...
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With the Kinect SDK for Windows around the corner, much of this will happen soon. Cool!
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New blog post.

Thanks to +Brad Feld for the starter...
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"If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold."
Yesterday morning, social news juggernaut Digg.com finally unveiled its much-ballyhooed redesign: Digg 4.0. More than a simple cosmetic makeover, the new edition of the popular link-sharing platform f...
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In response to Spotify no doubt, a new, lower priced version of Zune Music Pass at $9.99 per month on Oct 3.
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This is the kind of thing that can stand G+ out from the rest...very nice.
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Great idea and some amazing photos here -- a "Top List" or "Top Photos of the Day" culled from Google+.

Here's my hope for a few improvements: First, there doesn't seem to be a permanent link where one can bookmark / go and see it everyday. Second, I wish it used shortcut's "J" and "K" like Google+ itself to move through photos. (So used to that here.. haha!) Third: It doesn't really seem like it's auto-updating, going to show up everyday. Where's Sep 28? Hope that changes.

Keep an eye on this thing, and enjoy the top-rated photos (based on shares, +1s and comments from September 27th. Nice work +Jarek Klimek (the creator of this site). Oh it'd also be nice to explain the algorithm - what's considered "top"?

Btw, as some of you may have noticed, I've started to get into photography over the last month or so. It started with seeing +Trey Ratcliff's images here, and then meeting him in person. We went on two "photo trips" together -- to Burning Man and China and now I'm back in LA upgrading my computer, software and gear to continue my new interest. In fact, that's why I haven't posted much since Friday. I've been working on photo stuff for the last 5 days! I will share some soon, but I'm not happy with them yet.
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Should be a great event!
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Cool! Also, this will be my first time to Austin, Texas!
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Hooray, our "Dancing w/Giants: How Start-Ups Do Deals w/Titans" SXSW panel was selected! http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/10818

w/ +Pamela O'Hara (BatchBlue), +Sunir Shah (Freshbooks), +Alex Barnett (Intuit) and +Jay Lee (Amex)
Dancing w/Giants: How Start-Ups Do Deals w/Titans. Event, Interactive 2012. Format, Panel. Organizer, Pamela O'Hara – BatchBlue Software. Speakers. Pamela O'Hara – BatchBlue Software; Sunir Sh...
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Agree mostly, but I think there's more to the #hashtags than credit is being given to here.
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Why Google+ doesn't need hashtags

Hashtags, the practice of tagging posts with a keyword preceded by #, became popular via Twitter.

Hashtags are a solution to a problem. The problem is that Twitter search sucks.

The hashtag solution, however, comes with its own problem. Some or most of the tweets on Twitter that fall under the hashtag's topic do not get hashtagged by the poster. As a result, searching a hashtag brings up only a subset of the results you're looking for.

Worse, people who use hashtags tend to be the self-promoters. So hashtag searching favors people actively seeking attention, and is blind to tweets by people who are just posting great content. I think I used to post pretty good stuff on Twitter. In my more than 14,000 tweets, I don't think I ever used hashtags.

Google+ doesn't need hashtags, because it has three things Twitter does not have:

1. Great search. Looking for something? Search for it! Unlike on Twitter, or Facebook, for that matter, you will find it.

2. Longer posts. One reason Tweeps feel the need for hashtags is that the 140 character limit greatly reduces searchable words in each post. Without the restriction, people are likely to use a word or string of words you can use to search and find the items you're looking for.

3. Comment threads. If search fails you, just post an item telling your circle friends what you're looking for, and they'll help you find it.

Hashtags are a crutch for a crippled service. Google+ doesn't need the crutch because it's not crippled.
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I agree on the side that google+ deosnt need hash tags, even more so I think that seeing #hash was on #hash just while there was another #hash is painful to even look at! Just another example of a service thats trying to make something great but failed. -1 for the #hash
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Good geeky shit:

"This comprehensive primer on the internal operations of WebKit and Gecko is the result of much research done by Israeli developer Tali Garsiel. Over a few years, she reviewed all the published data about browser internals (see Resources) and spent a lot of time reading web browser source code."

/Via +Jeff Barr (who apparently is not on G+ !)
A resource for developers looking to put HTML5 to use today, including information on specific features and when to use them in your apps.
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If you like Spotify, you'll love Echofi.
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Group Manager, Developer Relations, Intuit
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  • Intuit Inc.
    Group Manager, Developer Relations, 2008 - present
  • Bungee Labs
    VP, Developer Relations, 2007 - 2008
  • Microsoft
    Various, Community Program Manager, International Program Manager, Online Customer Experience Manager, 2002 - 2007
  • Bluewave
    Sales and Marketing Director, COO, 1996 - 2002
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club
    Professional Cricketer, 1991 - 1994
  • Middlesex County Cricket Club
    Professional Cricketer, 1987 - 1990
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I lead the developer relations team at Intuit (since Sept '08) responsible for Intuit Developer Network (IDN) and developer engagement for Intuit Partner Platform (IPP).

Previous to that I was VP, Developer Community at Bungee Labs after spending 5 years at Microsoft Corp in various positions (my last role there was as Community Program Manager for the Data Programmability team, Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA...more on this at my old blog here). I moved to Redmond, WA in 2005 from Microsoft UK as International Program Manager for MSDN and TechNet for a year driving the globalization strategy for these two networks. In 2002 I joined Microsoft UK as Online Customer Experience Manager (in CRM and Online Marketing Team) and did that for a couple of years.

In 1996 I joined Bluewave, a London-based startup, and remained there for 7 years (an online marketing, web design and development agency) as Sales and Marketing Director and then COO. We succesfully completed the sale of Bluewave to Maersk Data (now part of IBM) and shortly after that I took the leap to Microsoft.

Before that I played professional cricket for 8 years (Middlesex and Lancashire). Somehow, I have a Wikipedia entry.

blog here, my LinkedIn profile is here and I Twitter @alexbarnett

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