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serendipity is temporal & contextual. its attribution's not fixed. it may evolve into zemblanity. or vice versa http://informationr.net/ir/16-3/paper492.html
Introduction. While serendipity is gaining increasing attention in the context of information research these years, there is a lack of empirical evidence to demonstrate the nature of serendipity in li...
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Did y'all catch her interview with +Alok Jha on Science Weekly podcast about her new book?  Very interesting observations about the internets.
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making unexpected connections. not just unexpectedly bumping up against information #serendipityengine #SEv2
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See, with a wide enough feed on G+ those unexpected bumps will happen.
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ohhhhh kaaaaay... so I'm RIDICULOUSLY excited to be presenting the serendipity engine 2.0 at Google's Zeitgeist and Big Tent events in the UK in a few weeks....
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i say very little of interest here. there's really no need to add me to your circles.
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They gave Obama a peace prize probably with the hope he'd do something later to deserve it. I have added you to my circles because I really do expect you to start saying things of interest here.
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it feels like an awful lot of work to me
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Sorry - did not mean to come over like I thought you did disagree with me! Me too - chatting whilst trying to avoid the 1001 things the kids want me to do :( I really hope Google+ goes somewhere. I would have loved to have had something like this back when I was running an IT project between England, France and India!
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have i mentioned that thoughts and research about the serendipity engine (versions 1 and 2) live on a tumblr?
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Lucky for me to have found this post. 
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dining on battenberg & making dreams happen. well, eating cake & discovering the limitations of social network APIs #serendipityengine #SEv2
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reassuring that you are on top of technical things aleks because i just feel confused love for all you television sexpots and them on the ground too moving about. crisis blow out
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nope. still don't get it.
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No question, this is still a slightly clumsy venue. I think I started my account, tried it a few days, abandoned it, came back, tried it again, took off, and here I am again but this time I'm making more of an effort and I am getting more out of it. What's interesting to me is that the members of the ecosystem all seem to get that this is still clumsy and not widely adhered to. Because of that, people seem more willing to check out what you have to say, and will more casually add you to circles. Twitter is getting a bit calcified. Adding followers often enough involves outright fraud or is kind of like pulling teeth. Facebook is TOO personal. That's where I mainly hear from people I actually care about and have a relationship with, though I'm expanding beyond that too. Here, when I'm checking out my stream, it's more of a crowdsource slot machine, and the things that come up are occasionally very interesting. I've had a few very fun conversations, and almost 200 people added me to circles without my even asking. I think it's about 200, I'm not really paying attention and don't terribly care, as opposed to twitter where they throw your "score" at you every time you log in. Plus this interfaces with Klout as one of the big 3, and I think the Klout thing will become more important as time goes on. Interestingly, my Klout score isn't much lower than yours even though you're a major journalist with a kick-ass documentary and a really nice smile and I'm some broke homeless schlub who sleeps on the floor of a flower shop (though I have a nice smile too). That probably tempers my advice to give this a chance, as you do seem to be doing, and I am very much looking forward to having the G+ pachinko machine toss something into my feed that you've posted.
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do not know you
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3 months on, the circles thing isn't useful when you have a big variety.

I like +Google plus's features, Twitter's peeps and iOS integration, Facebook's new profile/timeline look 'n feel and iMessage most of all for pals.

Now what.
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so WHY should i abandon my existing social networks for this one? i'm already suffering from technologically-mediated emotional anemia. someone, convince me.
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am very late to this feed (like gulp two years) but am curious about the ability to have one circle "digital cousins" where i just get to read what my mobile-future-thinking-people-i-know have to say. but there again i am the last person on the planet without a FB account (happily so) and my alter ego (teamgloria) does all the other interweb-based-comms. hmmm, i didn't really convince myself there. thinks lookstocamera
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i tweet therefore i am designed for deception. owner of @spartapuss. views my own.
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