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Mmmm Roberts sandwiches!

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Had to get down to the 28-ish range to start seeing books I haven't read..:) Personally I think they should have split Fantasy and SciFi into separate lists.

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So true. Even at work the only non-browser apps I use are a terminal and a code editor.

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Some information on names on Google Plus, for the curious.
Last night, +Robert Scoble shared some information based on his conversation with +Vic Gundotra. That post (https://plus.google.com/111091089527727420853/posts/Fddn6rV8mBX) went a long way toward clearing the air, and we want to thank many of you for your feedback and support. I wanted to also more directly address some of what we’re learning and how we’re reacting to the feedback. Note that this isn’t a comprehensive “last word” on the topic that touches on every issue. On the contrary, it’s just some transparency and insight into a dialog that I expect will continue for a long time.

(It’s worth noting that in general we’ve only been discussing upcoming changes to Google+ as they are being released. In this case, we felt it would be helpful to signal to concerned parties “what’s coming.” This immediately begs the question of “When?!” And the answer is as soon as possible. We’ve already improved our process, and the changes below should arrive in a matter of weeks.)

We’ve noticed that many violations of the Google+ common name policy were in fact well-intentioned and inadvertent and for these users our process can be frustrating and disappointing. So we’re currently making a number of improvements to this process - specifically regarding how we notify these users that they’re not in compliance with Google+ policies and how we communicate the remedies available to them.

These include:

- Giving these users a warning and a chance to correct their name in advance of any suspension. (Of course whenever we review a profile, if we determine that the account is violating other policies like spam or abuse we’ll suspend the account immediately.)
- At time of this notice, a clear indication of how the user can edit their name to conform to our community standards (http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1228271)
- Better expectation setting as to next steps and timeframes for users that are engaged in this process.

Second, we’re looking at ways to improve the signup process to reduce the likelihood that users get themselves into a state that will later result in review.

Third, We’ve noticed that some people are using their profile name to show-off nicknames, maiden names and personal descriptions. While the profile name doesn’t accommodate this, we want to support your friends finding you by these alternate names and give you a prominent way of displaying this info in Google+. Here are two features in particular that facilitate this kind of self-expression:

- If you add nicknames, maiden names, etc. to the "Other names" portion of your G+ profile, those with permission to view those fields can search for you using that term. For example: some of my colleagues call me "elatable," a pseudonym I’ve used on many services, so I've added it to my list of other names.

- The "Employment," “Occupation” and “Education” fields in your profile can appear in your hovercard all across Google+ -- to those with permission to view them. This also helps other users find and identify you. In my case "Google+" appears in my hovercard (see screenshot), but I'm already seeing lots of creative uses of this real estate.

These and many more changes are coming. We’re flattered and appreciative of your support and interest. I assure you, teams of passionate individuals are pouring their talents and care into making this a great experience for you. Thank you again.

Finally, I wanted to debunk a few myths I’ve seen circulating.

MYTH: Google doesn’t care about ____. (businesses, teenagers, organizations, pseudonymous usage, disadvantaged populations, etc.)

We aspire to having great solutions for these (and many more) use cases. While this may appear as easy as the stroke of a policy pen (“Just let the businesses in!”), we think we can do better. We’re designing features for different use cases that we think will make a better product experience both for them and for everyone else. Please don’t misconstrue the product as it exists today (< 4 weeks since entering Field Trial) as the “end state.” We’re flattered that there’s so much passion and interest... and will continue to improve the product and innovate in ways that will hopefully surprise and delight.

MYTH: Not abiding by the Google+ common name policy can lead to wholesale suspension of one’s entire Google account.

When an account is suspended for violating the Google+ common name standards, access to Gmail or other products that don’t require a Google+ profile are not removed. Please help get the word out: if your Google+ Profile is suspended for not using a common name, you won't be able to use Google services that require a Google+ Profile, but you'll still be able to use Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Blogger, and so on. (Of course there are other Google-wide policies (e.g. egregious spamming, illegal activity, etc) that do apply to all Google products, and violations of these policies could in fact lead to a Google-wide suspension.)

We'll keep working to get better, and we appreciate the feedback-- and the passion --that Google+ has generated.

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Just signed up for Ironman South Africa 2012. 270 days and counting!

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61 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow
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G+ Photography Celebrities (10000+ followers)
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+Thomas Hawk
http://profiles.google.com/104987932455782713675

+Trey Ratcliff
http://profiles.google.com/105237212888595777019



Inspiring Landscape Photographers

+Colby Brown
http://profiles.google.com/113455290791279442483

+Eric Leslie
http://profiles.google.com/103216887847401478447

+Gary Crabbe
http://profiles.google.com/100892612779426154375

+Giuseppe Basile
http://profiles.google.com/107362628080904735459

+Jim Goldstein
http://profiles.google.com/103486150650858067282

+Patrick Smith
http://profiles.google.com/102871123574468799566

+Patrick Di Fruscia
http://profiles.google.com/109330684746468207713

+Ron Niebrugge
http://profiles.google.com/107013418740229269209

+QT Luong
http://profiles.google.com/115204805503581947511

+Sathish Jothikumar
http://profiles.google.com/114231305708772868829

+Saurabh Deoras
http://profiles.google.com/107028157462218372820

+Terje Sørgjerd
http://profiles.google.com/107543460658107759808



Inspiring Seascape Photographers

+Joe Azure
http://profiles.google.com/100968313568314999910

+Kieran O'Connor Photography
http://profiles.google.com/116696943168863559388



Inspiring Wildlife Photographers

+Carl Stovell
http://profiles.google.com/107119940474246316259

+Rob Daugherty
http://profiles.google.com/108202989932786461870

+Kyle Marquardt
http://profiles.google.com/114229157887417365950

+William Burrard-Lucas
http://profiles.google.com/104548627795526843775


Inspiring Street Photographers

+Dave Beckerman
http://profiles.google.com/116247667398036716276

+Dariusz Majgier
http://profiles.google.com/108439032486286528947

Felipe Apostol
http://profiles.google.com/102873175118305865375

Gary Austin
http://profiles.google.com/113184091727451211493

Greg Schmigel
http://profiles.google.com/106359487807208915036

Michiel de Lange Photography
http://profiles.google.com/102409541521880756024

Mihailo Radičević
http://profiles.google.com/114369704013100203178

Star Rush
http://profiles.google.com/100994114474811451452

Trond Lindholm
http://profiles.google.com/101059049290567215584

Thomas Leuthard
http://profiles.google.com/112661262066626464523



Inspiring Portrait Photographers

Alan Shapiro
http://profiles.google.com/114056084994793924628

Jan H. Andersen
http://profiles.google.com/106369182367169177791

John Powell EFIAP DPAGB
http://profiles.google.com/102958145054444947691

Paul R. Giunta
http://profiles.google.com/116197193480724162859

Victor Bezrukov
http://profiles.google.com/101035196437264488455


Inspiring Wedding Photographers

Neal Urban
http://profiles.google.com/100472608497932134515

Scott Jarvie
http://profiles.google.com/100962871525684315897


Inspiring Food Photographers

Nicole S. Young
http://profiles.google.com/113097851206100618060


Inspiring Architecture Photographers

Klaus Herrmann
http://profiles.google.com/115360471097759949621


Inspiring Urban Landscapes Photographers

+Vivienne Gucwa
http://profiles.google.com/108527329601014444443


Inspiring Fashion Photographers

Frank Doorhof
http://profiles.google.com/118026639398463272784


Inspiring Photographers

Alfie Goodrich
http://profiles.google.com/109220060006128553211

Beau Kahler
http://profiles.google.com/106289562822644692555

Brian Matiash
http://profiles.google.com/108705174211639807508

Cassius Wright
http://profiles.google.com/101962829696981365403

Chris Collacott
http://profiles.google.com/112798516308771746920

Chris Marquardt
http://profiles.google.com/103875258484706784219

Damien Franco
http://profiles.google.com/115530776534617554663

Dave Cox
http://profiles.google.com/116799045993451756042

Dan Carr
http://profiles.google.com/111065108889012087599

G Dan Mitchell
http://profiles.google.com/102554407414282880001

+Lotus Carroll
http://profiles.google.com/102476152658204495450

Mike Shaw Photography
http://profiles.google.com/102518365620075109973

Rick Sammon
http://profiles.google.com/108805430409141907975

Terry Nelson
http://profiles.google.com/117386232350873428301



Websites Founders

Evgeny Tchebotarev - co-founder and creative director of 500px
http://profiles.google.com/115582623750221438794

Dave Powell - founder of ShootTokyo.com
http://profiles.google.com/101793532287583914396

Don MacAskill - the co-founder and CEO of SmugMug
http://profiles.google.com/116570889542655364711

Lisa Bettany - Camera+ co-founder
http://profiles.google.com/118418436905562612953


Editors

Corinne Perkins - the visuals editor for Reuters.com
http://profiles.google.com/108319282403260526672



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Notes
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1) My goal is to create the list of inspiring and interesting photographers.

2) I can't use the +mention for all photographers because G+ has a limit to the number of people you can tag in a post. This is why there are the old-fashioned links in the list.

3) I'm sure I've missed some interesting names, and I'm eager to hear your recommendations. Please don't recommend users who just created their G+ profile, but they have no posts published here, yet.

4) The Google plus photography community is very dynamic, so I'm going to update the lists daily. Do you want to be notified about the updates? Add me +Jarek Klimek to your circles.
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I think Google+ invites are going out again, if anyone needs one give me your email and I'll add you..:)

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Thought the teachers would appreciate this..:-D
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