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Tobias Buckell hung out with 3 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Fred Kiesche, Jeremy Preacher, and Pablo Defendini
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Via the comments, here’s an account of how police dismantled the Occupy encampment in St. Louis. I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but if true, St. Louis law enforcement officials deserve praise and commendation. The first thing they did was the one that baffled me the most, at first: they gave the protesters nearly 36 hours notice, as opposed to the 20 to 60 minutes’ notice other cities gave. It has taken me almost a week, and the mistakes of seve...
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We were pretty fortunate in Portland as well. The police were thoroughly professional.
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Okay, the Google ripples thing is actually pretty neat! You can click on that arrow on the upper right hand corner of your Google Plus post to get the drop down arrow of extra menu items, choose ripples, and see how the post got shared around and who did it.

Do me a favor, reshare this and let's see how far it spreads. Should make for a neat ripple map to demonstrate what I mean.

Ripple... ripple... ripple...
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Jim Hanas originally shared:
 
What Authors Do

As technology changes the role -- and lot -- of authors, there's a strong temptation to define what authors do and do not do, then cling to it. Circle the wagons. We saw this ten years ago when news organizations struggled to explain why bloggers didn't belong in their club, and we see it today in the image of the lone, luddite author who eschews social media in favor of prolonged, monastic attention to his or her masterwork. This image is ahistorical, of course -- so much so that it brought forth a charticle.

Here is a short list of famous authors and how long their collected letters are, in pages. Poe and Bronte died relatively young, so they only managed to pen a thousand pages of letters each. Dickens is the champ with over nine thousand, which -- by my estimate -- comes to over 81,000 tweets. But Twain isn't out of the running yet. His collected letters haven't been completed. He's almost to five thousand pages -- or 44,000 tweets -- with 35 years left to go.

Pass this on the next time someone tells you authors don't have time for social media.

" Plus Ça Change" is a daily column on (but almost never about) Google+. For archives and email subscriptions visit http://jimhanas.com/pluscachange .
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C.S. Lewis was rather prolific in his letters, as was Dorothy Sayers . . .
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A reminder to my Google Plus readers who might be interested: the crowdsourcing of The Apocalypse Ocean, a sequel to my novel a Sly Mongoose, is now at 72% with 6 days to go! kck.st/pOM0QA (Basically, Kickstarter lets you pre-order an early copy of the hardcover, or pre fund the project at different levels for different rewards).
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:-)!
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agreed
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Best video I've seen on the four of the main #OccupyWallStreet demands:

1) Reinstate Glass-Steagall
2) Audit the Federal Reserve
3) Repeal "Corporate Personhood."
4) Reform Top 1% and Corporate tax rates.

Why #OccupyWallStreet? Four Reasons from DC Douglas
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Alex Bledsoe originally shared:
 
Technically I'm from the generation right before this guy, but I still think this is a well-written and perceptive article. And all writers/musicians/artists should check out item #2.
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Wild
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Wow. Anonymous went after the Zetas, and, well, won, mostly.


We really are living in a William Gibson novel.
The Zetas narcotics gang has apparently released the member of Anonymous Veracruz whose kidnapping prompted a showdown with the hacktivist organization. Anonymous members have called off their efforts...
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Okay, the world is officially coming to an end.
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2 hours before it's over! Currently now at 111%. The Apocalypse Ocean, sequel to Sly Mongoose. Preorder via Kickstarter: kck.st/pOM0QA

(This has been a total roller coaster ride!)
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Thanks Mike!
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I have the background of my laptop set to automatically display photos. Somehow I managed to include the faces thumbnails from iPhoto, so I occasionally get a close up of a face that has swapped in randomly. When I clear my windows it'll be like "Oh, that's..." and today it was +Patrick Rothfuss who startled me.
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Impressed with how calm, analytical, and forward thinking Harry is about all this. I'm betting he's going to be around selling books and building an incredible career with attitudes like this:
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The script for All Her Children Fought may (may) be filmed by an indy film crew over in Europe. So, don't get hyped just yet, but it may be something very cool... we'll find out soon :-)
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Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has published stories in various magazines and anthologies. He is a Clarion graduate, Writers of The Future winner, and Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer 
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