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it exists, but I'm afraid the only reason I am paying any attention is that I'm sick. Usually too busy for social media of any kind.
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I'm sure what they meant to inform me of was their "Release Your Potential" spasticity seminar, not their "Release Your Potential Spasticity" seminar.

In other news, G+ doesn't think "spasticity" is a word.
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Stop keeping that potential "spasticity seminar" in bondage, Dave!
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Ask G+: Do you have a DJ you can recommend for an event in the Boston/Camberville area? They need to have their own equipment and be available on the afternoon of October 1. We're looking for someone low-key and unobtrusive.
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We had an unobtrusive DJ for our wedding, but I can't say she was exactly cheap. She was PERFECT, however. Let me know if you want the info.
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I'm trying to decide how likely I think it is that somewhere, someone is reading this article, nodding their head emphatically, going "Yeah! He really gets it!" and completely failing to register the irony.

Offhand I estimate it at near-unity, but I'm in a grumpy mood this morning.
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Gosh, I hope that she never discovers "Dollhouse."
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Best.
Review*.
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* for a movie I have not the slightest intention of seeing
http://io9.com/5301898/michael-bay-finally-made-an-art-movie
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Loved that review, and love io9. Check out this fabulous review for Sex and the City 2:
http://io9.com/5550558/why-sex-and-the-city-2-is-a-science-fiction-movie
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I don't mind when they borrow my watch to tell me what time it is.

I mind when they don't return my watch afterwards.
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I've said it before; I say it again: my community of friends is among the most glorious things in my life. Thanks to everyone who helped make today so amazing.
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also very sorry I was on the wrong side of an ocean to come
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This is kind of brilliant.
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So, I've been invited to a "huddle", whatever that is, but all that happens when I follow the link is I'm invited to put G+ on my phone, which I'm not inclined to do. Am I supposed to, I dunno, do something now?
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I'd like to explore some of Its possibilities for distance education. Or gathering in-class feedback during lectures.
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As part of this nonymity business on G+, the name/pseudonym distinction is getting entangled with the persistent/transient label distinction in ways that annoy me.

Google themselves started it by defending a no-pseudonym policy by pointing to the benefits of persistent labels. But now users seem to be compounding the error by adopting transient labels, ostensibly in support of pseudonymity. I don't really approve.

Here's the thing. I value persistent relationships far more than I do transient relationships, so I respond far more positively to relationship overtures using persistent labels. I don't care if it's a government-authorized name or not, but I care that it's framed as a potential long-term relationship.

Having said that, let me reiterate that support for pseudonymity is an important feature of both real-life and online social networks, and that eliminating the option of it (by, for example, demanding that everyone use their government-authorized labels for all interactions) creates a nuisance for many and a significant cost or even a risk of injury for some and therefore at best excludes those people, and at worst includes them to their detriment, and is consequently a bad thing.

I'm just saying I personally prefer relationships via nontransient labels.
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I think the situation is complicated by the fact that google had some bad procedures in place for identifying/reporting unreal names, and for dealing with them once identified. I hear that they are fixing those procedures, although the fixing isn't instantaneous (or atomic) and the stories from the pre-fixed procedures will persist for some time.
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This is a brilliant idea. I suspect it drives marketing departments batshit insane, though.
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Insane? Hmm. Offhand, I'd say that the opportunities are:
* Support this by creating groups. Now you can have your group's own online starbucks card! (With sidebar advertising, of course.)
* Push the group: for every $100 you add to this card, we'll donate $1 to one of these N charities! ...which incidentally tells us a bit about what your group is into, which affects our sidebar advertising.
* We'll send monthly email reminders to your group, telling you how much your coffee purchases have donated to charity! With at-the-bottom-of-the-email advertising, of course. Not to mention we're spamming you directly about our product, natch.
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