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Porter Mason
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Cartoonist and online non-profiteer
Cartoonist and online non-profiteer

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An #unselfie! Supporting +UNICEF's relief efforts in the Philippines.
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Photo booths: great fodder for #AutoAwesome.
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Our Animated Wedding Photo Booth
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I'll say this for #AutoAwesome. It does compel me to share things (like these photos of me and +Kimberly Mason from our honeymoon in Bermuda).

Is there a way to force Auto-Awesome to run again on a set of photos? Because of the way I was importing stuff, some photos that probably would've been awesomeized were not added at exactly the same time. So I want to force the Google robots to go through them again now that the full set it collected together.
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I think this focus on making all my photos easier to manage, sort and what-not will actually make me use G+ for that purpose. iPhoto is a disaster and not online. Facebook is great for sharing and tagging, but it's never been a solution for editing, organizing and it doesn't keep the full file.

I think photos built Facebook, in many ways, and this could really start to chip away at that.

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Most of these look promising! Good lawnmowing fodder.

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Oh, this Buzzfeed article about Reader referral traffic vs. Google+ makes me sad. (I found the article on READER, by the way.)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/google-reader-still-sends-far-more-traffic-than-google

#longlivegooglereader  
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So does +Google+ let me circle RSS feeds yet and keep track of read/unread? No? OK, see you later. #longlivegooglereader

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Want to tell Google what specifically you'll miss about Reader? A guy who's shaping Google+ is asking to see if the features can be part if Plus. Would be fine with me if they actually did it!
I have a question for avid Google Reader users: what are the aspects of the way Reader works that made it so useful for you? I've heard a number of things floated in the past day -- e.g., the particular sources available, the way of managing read/unread state, various aspects of the UI -- but I'd like to understand better what the concrete things about Reader were which people found the most useful, because I'd like to integrate those ideas into future versions of many Google products, and try to capture that value.

(NB: If you're seeing this via a reshare, please remember to comment on the original post if you want me to see what you're saying!)

Warning: This is not a thread to simply complain about the shutdown, or to ask Google to keep Reader. That's not something that I can help you with, nor is it a decision that I had anything to do with, and this is not a good place to get anyone's attention about that. This thread is a place to talk about specific things which are useful about it so that we can think about good ways to capture that usefulness in the modern world.

Comments which disregard the previous paragraph will simply be deleted. Comments complaining about my deleting those comments will result in me blocking and/or mercilessly mocking you for failing to read instructions. Comments complaining about that will lead to some interesting replies in a combination of languages, probably starting with Yiddish and moving on from there. Comments interested in the Yiddish language should instead go on my post from last night. (http://goo.gl/xxn7h, but I should say that I'm not an expert or a fluent speaker of the language)

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Thinking of +Brandy Barber!
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