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Elana Zak hung out with 4 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Robert Hernandez, Tim McDonald, Michele Weisman, and Sarah Evans

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GOOGLE'S SUGGESTED USER LIST (Complete list below)

Google+ just pushed live its suggestions of "interesting and famous people." The screen is presented to new users, asking them to Supercharge their stream (screenshot below). It presents these folks:

PICKS
+Matthew Inman +Muhammad Yunus +Mark Cuban +Taylor Swift +Thomas Hawk +Trey Ratcliff +Vic Gundotra +Richard Branson +Sergey Brin +Snoop Dogg +Britney Spears +Dane Cook +Alton Brown +Ashton Kutcher +Jessi June +Jillian Michaels +Dolly Parton

ENTERTAINMENT
+Miranda Cosgrove +Steve Ward +William Shatner +Rose McGowan +Sasha Grey +Casey McKinnon +Dane Cook +Alida Brandenburg +Ashley Tisdale +Ashton Kutcher +Brian Brushwood +Graham Linehan +Jeri Ryan +Justine Ezarik +Djimon Hounsou

FUN & INTERESTING
+Matthew Inman +Muhammad Yunus +Violet Blue +Wil Wheaton +Philip DeFranco +Richard Branson +Scott Beale +Charles Trippy +Dave Days +April Summers +Jessi June +Joan Halifax +Kassem G +Gary Whitta

MUSIC
+Paul Oakenfold +Pete Wentz +Kina Grannis +Lil Wayne +Mariah Carey +Mark Hoppus +Spectacular Smith +Taylor Swift +Trent Reznor +Pitbull . +Sammy Hagar +Snoop Dogg +Soulja Boy +Britney Spears +Chamillionaire The Ceo +50 Cent +Alanis Morissette +Armin van Buuren +Jay Smooth +Joe Satriani +Demi Lovato +Dj ASHBA +Dolly Parton

NEWS
+Maggie Koerth-Baker +Maria Bartiromo +Steven Levy +Xeni Jardin +Quentin Hardy +Richard MacManus +Sarah Hill +Shira Lazar +Christian Oliver +Christina Warren +Cory Bergman +Courtney Hazlett +Dan Patterson +Darya Pino +A.V. Flox +Anthony Quintano +Arianna Huffington +Beth Kanter +Herb Greenberg +Jason Kincaid +Jennifer 8. Lee +Jillian C. York +Ed Yong +Elisa Camahort Page

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART
+Mihailo Radičević +Olaf Bathke +Patrick Di Fruscia +Patrick Smith +Klaus Herrmann +Leanne Staples +Leodor Selenier +Lisa Bettany +Lotus Carroll +Terje Sorgjerd +Thomas Hawk +Trey Ratcliff +Victor Bezrukov +Sara Ataie +Scott Kelby +shirley lo +Christopher Michel +Colby Brown +Dave Beckerman +Alan Shapiro +Anthony Quintano +Brandon Campeaux +Jennifer Bailey +Jim Goldstein

POLITICS
+Newt Gingrich +Stephen Harper +Jerry Brown +Gary Johnson +Gavin Newsom

SPORTS
+Mark Cuban +Brandon Vera +Jillian Michaels +Dwight Howard +Erin Andrews +Floyd Mayweather

TECHNOLOGY
+MG Siegler +Michael Dell +Mike Elgan +Om Malik +Paul Kedrosky +Pete Cashmore +Kevin Rose +Laura Gluhanich +Leo Laporte +Linda Lawrey +Linus Torvalds +Lynette Young +Maria Popova +Marshall Kirkpatrick +Steve Wozniak +Tim O'Reilly +Tom Anderson +Veronica Belmont +Vic Gundotra +Zee M Kane +Robert Scoble +Sarah Lane +Sarah Perez +Sergey Brin +Cali Lewis

My first reaction to the G+ Suggested User List?
I don't think this is a good idea. It's going to alienate people and lead to an inevitable followers war that can hurt the health of the social network and inflate people's egos. As the famous get more followers, the non-featured fall farther behind, and a giant gap is created between the two. This is what happened on Twitter. (In a perfect world, all interact together, around common interests, and there aren't such huge disparities.)
UPDATE: Google+'s VP of Product +Bradley Horowitz posts a thorough response to questions about the list, and it makes much more sense now. http://goo.gl/b1XMO

What do you think?

Many thanks to +Julio Fernandez for the link to the suggested users page if you're not a new user -- you can find it here https://plus.google.com/getstarted/follow
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Hey journalists, what are some tools you use in reporting on a daily basis that your smartphone can't replace?

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How does this compare to your Internet usage?

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Google+ has pulled down +Breaking News as part of its shift to new brand pages, so +stephanie clary and I will be posting breaking news through the transition. We lost around 18k followers, but we're looking forward to Google's new product, hopefully coming soon. As the first news account on G+ (besides +Mashable News) we thank you for all your support! (Please feel free to share.)

I just made a +Mashable News circle of Mashable employees. If anyone's interested in the list, I can provide it.

Is Google+ not allowing any new people to sign up?

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