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Daniel Sandstein
Let's count some circles! ;-)
Let's count some circles! ;-)


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A lot of white ghosts on a blue screen ;)
///// The Google+ World  - Google+ Visualised /////

As you know we are totally into statistics and graphs now we just made another one for you.

We visualised the profiles in our index with a publicly shown location (more than 4 million). Each of those profiles got a 2x2 sized pixel in white and each of those pixels is 10% transparent.

Then we mapped all of them on a blue background and now look, what you can see, without any borders. Since our 2x2 pixel are 10 % opaque you can see that the whiter places are the more populated once.

Feel free to reshare so as many people as possible are gonna see our Google+ World here.

We hope you like it! 

You can use the image as your background image or however you want. 1600x1200px should be enough ;)
You can find this image also here:

Or use this optimized version ( as background on Google Search, like +Michael Stuart described it here:

Or add it the chrome theme which +Carl Lindeberg has just created in the comments:
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Glad to be in such a great circle!

Thank you +Jaana Nyström 

European Google+ Helpers circle!

People who know about Google+ in it's different aspects and are ready to share their knowledge, often in many languages.

Enjoy a lively and informative stream around many different topics!

Here is the list of all the people in the circle:


#Jaanatip   #Googleplustips   #circles  
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Go, vote!

via: +pio dal cin
Vote for Google+
Want a way to thank Google+ for the awesome social network they built for us? Go vote for them at the Webby Awards!

via +Rahul Roy

What are the Webby Awards?

--> A Webby Award is an international award presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for excellence on the internet with categories in websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile
Two winners are selected in each category, one by members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and one by the public who cast their votes during Webby People’s Voice voting.
The award is one of the older and better-known internet-oriented awards and has come to be associated with the phrase_ "The Oscars of the Internet." -- wiki -->

Please share so others can vote too!

ping: +Trever McGhee +Guy Kawasaki +pio dal cin +Daniel Ely Rankin +Daniel Peckham

Thanks for getting me to vote +Rahul Roy! Not taking your post, just wanted a different graphic and wording - all credit for this call to action goes to Rahul!
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Great to see my friend +Nils Tschampel finally in Google+ ;)
The Marketing Manager of
(posted by +Daniel Sandstein)

Today we are very happy to introduce to you one more member of the CircleCount-Team!
+Nils Tschampel is since long time member of our team and was in incognito-mode on Google+.

He will be the 3rd official member of our team (next to +Rick Lutz and me) and will be mainly our Marketing Manager and the person who will represent CircleCount officially.
So, if you like to have CircleCount team members in your circles, follow him ;)

Hi Nils, nice to see you here! ;)
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Check out the new feature of +CircleCount!

Manage the posts you like most with one click at

This is for sure a feature +Google+ will launch soon (right +Natalie Villalobos / +Louis Gray? ;) ).
In the meantime you can try this at home ehm at CircleCount ;)
New feature:
Manage your favorite posts with CircleCount

Starting today you can manage your favorite (public) posts of anyone on Google+ at!
The easiest way is to use our Chrome Extension, which has been updated right now for this feature to version 1.4 (see at the end of the post for the direct links).

Please check the album of this post to get a better overview about this new feature.

You can use this feature like +Rahul Roy did for his last two weekly posts ( and, but you can also use this feature to create your own favorite posts page like:
- (by +Jaana Nyström)
- (by +Benjamin Cortis)
- (by +Jacob Dix)
- (by +Luc Suy)

You can also set tags and get special pages for a tag, for example the page of +Rahul Roy for the tag "Google+ Tips":
- (by +Rahul Roy)

You can start directly (without the extension) here:

Here you can find some randomly choosen favorite post pages:

Some links regarding the extension:
- Install the extension:
- Force the update of our extension:
- Rate/review the extension:

Any feedback is welcome!
You can also show us your favorite posts page or tell us how you will use this new feature (like a weekly post).

#circlecountupdate #postmanagement
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CircleCount Chrome Extension

With the following link you can update our Chrome Extension to the new version:
(you will be asked the same question as if you would install the extension)

We have an important bugfix for our extension. The faster everyone is using the updated version, the faster will be performant again.
If you want and think that your followers have also installed the extension, feel free to reshare this post ;)

Thanks +Mohamed Mansour for the fast help about how to force the update.

+bish s you can try to activate the hovercard-info in 1-2 days again, the server should be faster then ;)
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The Cream of the Crop of March 2012

What's this?
On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.

You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:

Past Cream of the Crop circles:
February 2012:
January 2012:
December 2011:
November 2011:
October 2011:
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Utrecht was nice...

And no, I've not been searching for a dutch translator for CircleCount ;)
I'm sure, it would be faster to find in Google+ someone, right?
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This Input/Output game is fun!

Check out also our +CircleCount logo in the game: ;)

Input/Output - Google I/O 2012
Input/Output - Google I/O 2012
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+Jari Huomo has collected the Most Valuable Google+ Users here:

These users are shown on a very nice page of Jari here:

And here is the shared circle filled with these great people!

And just to let these people know (though they would for sure see it in the shared circles at +CircleCount ;) ( ):

+Jaana Nyström, +Gabriel Vasile, +Max Huijgen, +Denis Labelle, +Laurie DesAutels, +Jeff Jockisch, +James Lawson-Smith, +Mohamed Mansour, +Martin Matysiak, +Thomas Morffew, +Marcus Smith, +Sarah Hill, +Dolidh Young, +Anthony Fox, +Kathy Morlock, +Stefan Svartling, +Eoghann Irving, +MILOS JANATA, +rahul roy, +Dan Soto, +Lord Parker, +Michelle Marie, +Shamil Weerakoon, +Johnathan Chung, +Wes Lum, +Jacob Dix, +Mike Elgan, +Natalie Villalobos, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Mike Shaw, +Jari Huomo, +Marie Hélène Visconti, +Peter From, +Mark Traphagen, +Mara Mascaro, +Heidi Lynn, +Ray Bilcliff, +Lars Fosdal, +A.V. Flox, +Pasi Ääpälä, +David Barron, +J.C. Kendall, +Elisa Tammela, +Carter Gibson, +miriam dunn, +Stuart Williams, +stephanie wanamaker, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Jack C Crawford, +Ahmed Zeeshan, +Tim Jones, +Melody Lynn, +Rodney Pike, +matthew rappaport, +Yifat Cohen, +Trey Ratcliff, +Sumit Sen, +Ron Clifford, +Ryan Crowe, +Ali Adelstein, +Pam Adger, +Elizabeth Lund, +Thorn Button, +Denise Morgan Kalicki, +Charles Lupica, +Alex Grossman, +David Bowden, +Jakob Nilsson, +Daniel Treadwell, +Alex Racanelli, +paul t beard, +Shani Hiraoka, +Elisabeth Bieniek, +Brandon Luk, +Sherri Nissel, +Dan Peterson, +Jason Kowing, +Alizée Rait, +Jahangir Alam, +Christina Trapolino, +Ole Olson, +Viktorija Perak, +Shirese Louie, +Kaprina Steward, +Hesham Zebida, +Shannon Adelson, +Mark Hanson, +Brandon Oh, +Alex Schleber, +M Monica, +Elizabeth Holloway, +Ayoub Khote, +Lisa Miller, +Amanda Blain, +Darren Dowdall, +Sandra Parlow, +Melissa Fisher, +runy key, +Shelly Gunderson, +Paul Blackman, +Charlie Hoover, +Daniel Taylor, +Kate Savage, +Ricardo Williams, +mohammad torabi, +Connie York, +Zohreh Jafari, +Terence Towles Canote, +Roberto Gelleni, +Bud Hoffman, +Mandy Haga, +Kissie Nana Adwoa Atl, +Brynn Brown, +Mary Sass Clark, +Paige Keaton, +Howard Weitzel, +Carms Perez, +Kari Hill, +Tracy Thompson, +Jessica Wood, +Shane Williams, +Debbie Seggern, +Pam Chalkley, +Richard Prins, +E.E. Giorgi, +James Wong, +Jaycee Crawford, +Rebecca Harrison, +Janice La Mere Hackney, +Jeffrey Sullivan, +Shell Rummel, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth, +Susana Segat, +Henry A. Otero, +Louise Fryer, +Stephen Ancliffe, +Sherrie von Sternberg, +Lee Smallwood, +angelique blincow, +James Shewmaker, +Trever McGhee, +Christopher Gallagher, +Shawn McClure, +Leanne Staples, +Chris Kim A, +Andrew Clifton-Brown, +Keith Cramer, +Linda Villers, +Mahyar Ina, +Patricia Tallman, +Gary Munroe, +Vivienne Gucwa, +Mark Richards, +Gilmar Smith, +Martin OBER, +Rich Pollett, +Fraser Cain, +Fawn N Rhodes, +Greg Kroah-Hartman, +Cliff Loresco, +Jurate Stanaityte, +Ted Ewen, +DeAno Jackson, +Rory Swan, +Kataliya Rudolph, +Michael Han, +Eve Windmüller, +Melony Isaac, +Erin Henderson, +Lupe M. Luevano, +Pamela Gay, +Farzana Shan, +Matthew DeVries, +Ola Birch, +Pat Kight, +Nicole Burgoz, +Tisha Craw, +Bob Bouchard, +Rachael Alexandra, +Mike Rector, +Ryan Van Sickle, +Carola Vanos, +Rob Gordon, +Samantha P, +Bliss Morgan, +Cláudia Bispo, +Ann B., +Arthur Sido, +jUKKA Kansanaho, +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran, +Darryl W, +Lacerant Plainer, +Brent Fishman, +Dirk Reul, +Anna Perdomo, +Philip Plait, +Euro Maestro, +Stephanie Fecik, +Hannah Grimm, +Ping Charms, +Lori Friedrich, +Lina A. Gugliotti, +Ileane Smith, +Pam Keller, +Rod Dunne, +Viviana J. Deleon, +Wesley Yeoh, +Sarah Rios, +Jean Bezivin, +Jane Ellen, +Shevonne Polastre, +Crystal Mills, +Ramaa Sharma, +Rebecca McMillan, +Chris Morgan, +Mikko Tyllinen, +Frances Schermers, +Mercè Gamell, +Tonja Kilby, +Lucretia Yeh, +J. Hancock, +Ann Wuyts, +Sean Cowen, +Mz Maau, +Richard Martin, +wine France, +Darryl Mouzone, +Shannon Brearley, +Paras Shah, +Joshua Evan Powell, +James DeHoniesto, +Roland Byrd, +Brian Kelley, +Chris Mallory, +Rehan Ahmad, +Nathan Beaulne, +dolma hongkong, +Jules Hunter, +Jerry Johnson, +Aicha Goins, +Mark Thoma, +Karen Waters, +Mark VandenBerg, +Kate Church, +Jo Anne Thomas, +Chris Miller, +Janos Honkonen, +Kai Schmidt, +Natosha Davis, +Alex Lapidus, +Anthony Russo, Jr., +Joseph Lee, +Patrick Sharpe, +Cynthia Parrott, +Meri Walker, +Laurie Nation, +Joe Vallee, +Margaret McEvoy, +Ardith Goodwin, +Joylynn Graham, +John Nandor, +Armand Salmon, +Suzy Jenkins, +Vahid HT, +Conni Biesalski, +Stephanie L Davis, +Odd Jeppesen, +Jason M, +Elena Papastefan, +Marty Bonner, +Frances Uku, +Alexius Jørgensen, +Gene Bowker, +Mylah Nazario, +Mari Sterling Wilbur, +Giselle Minoli, +eleisa barbour, +Relojo Asenime, +Arman Shirzadi, +moorche S, +J.L. Btwee, +Guy Kawasaki, +Gregory Allan, +Dede Craig, +Mikko Karvonen, +Paulissa Kipp, +Mohamed Asem, +Thomas Skibinski, +Alex Balcázar, +Cheryl Cooper, +Matthew Hervert, +Stacy Frazer, +Lee Brown, +Mona Nomura, +Robert Patton, +Christina Lihani, +Paul Steele, +Jadey A-S Wilson, +Anthony Russo, +Claudine de Faÿ, +Rajini Rao, +Samir Osman, +Kaori Egholm A, +Peter Lindelauf, +Adam Boenig, +Matt Makowsky, +Mace Moneta, +Tim O'Reilly, +Vicki Elam, +Gizella Nyquist, +Geof Fantastico, +Gemma Costa, +Jeremy Seifert, +April Gamel, +Patricia Elizabeth, +Alireza Yavari, +Sandy Schepis, +Jan McCartney, +Jason Huebel, +Laura Topliffe, +Tracie Villalpando, +Brian Kwong, +Elaine Barlow, +Scott Cramer, +Sugah Applezz, +Bunni Is, +Niamh Brown, +Uwe Reese, +Jack Hardman, +Takahiro Yamamoto, +Chrysta Rae, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Robert Ball, +Zaid El-Hoiydi, +Allison Sekuler, +Heidi Anne Morris, +Aidy P., +Kol Tregaskes, +Queen Jeanene, +Matthew Graybosch, +Tad Donaghe, +Jose Acosta, +Karen Shackles, +Jake Perillo, +Gari Hatch, +Martijn van der Meulen, +Ursula Rodgers, +Lori George, +Alexander Becker, +Kimberly Hayworth, +Sherree Worrell, +Skip per, +Kenneth Campbell, +Luis Roca, +Billy Wilson, +Dee Solberg, +Jack Vetterli, +J Agnew, +Peter Edenist, +Jeremy Hodges, +Daniel Meilchen, +Justin Rowland, +Rebecca Rippin, +Julia Robertson, +Samantha Gluck, +Kyle McBride, +Jennifer Ouellette, +Dan Gillmor, +Rob Roschewsk, +Michele Cornelius, +Moira Russell, +Linda Lawrey, +Technogran, +Harris Thanos, +Kari W., +Peter G McDermott, +Gideon Rosenblatt, +Erik Buljan, +Eustace James, +Michael Pope, +Lisa Bimmerz, +YungSang NaN, +Boudica Foster, +Sarah King, +Staci Finch Thompson, +Tracy L. Crawford, +Gail Beerman, +Susanne Ramharter, +Liz Krane, +keva bishop, +AJ Kohn, +pio dal cin, +Ricky L Jones, +Ken Rathke, +Christian Reyes, +Annette Junge Daugaard, +Laston Kirkland, +Karim Phillips, +Grace O'Malley, +Gord Birch, +LAURIE WADE, +Stephanie Vaughn, +Le Andre' Ward, +Chanchal Bhatia, +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh, +Timothy Lake, +Jan Jensen, +Katherine Gramann, +Darren Miller, +Isaiah Mullins, +Lena Levin, +Nina Piccoli, +Pete Donohue, +Calvin Christopher, +Jesús Segura, +Darrell Lee, +Musekyto Dulac, +Kendra Potts, +Risto Linturi, +Jake Easley, +Brad Leclerc, +Chris Lang, +AmyBeth Inverness, +Kristin Milton, +Dave Pentecost, +Amine Benaichouche, +Shinae Nae Robinson
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