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I agree, why, with so many casual gamers, are there not more fun educational games for adults? (Yeah, the Lexica thing is right up my alley, don't care who it is aimed at. ) /ft
There are learning games for babies, and for toddlers, and for children, and for students. What about everyone else?
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See this 1955 #Cadillac Series 62 at Tim and Brenda's Place.

#SundayDrive #ClassicCar #MGToyz
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One of my posts was the #3 item on Google+ this week! Take THAT, +Marques Brownlee!

Check it out: http://g-top.eu/1000000/weight/1

In other news, +Google+ Top is a great site: http://g-top.eu/

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UK cinema workers can earn $1500 for catching 'cammers' in the act: http://trib.al/eOExVK8
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A clever flip-dot display uses Lego brick bitmaps: http://trib.al/TfMkafY
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At some point in the final days leading up to the launch of the LG G4, you'll read words that read something to the effect of "Well, we pretty much know everything there is to know about this phone ..." It certainly won't be the first time such a line has been belched into a keyboard, nor… #android
At some point in the final days leading up to the launch of the LG G4, you'll read words that read something to the effect of "Well, we pretty much know everything there is to know about this phone ..." It certainly won't be the first time such a line has been belched into a keyboard, nor will it be the last. (And I'm pretty sure you could search our fair site and find one of us — quite...
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Not everyone wants their phone — or parts of it — on their wrist. Last week we asked a pretty simple question — who has a smartwatch? Because most of us reading AC every day are the early-adopter tech-savvy types we figured about half would say yes, and the results show we we're pretty… #android
Not everyone wants their phone — or parts of it — on their wrist. Last week we asked a pretty simple question — who has a smartwatch? Because most of us reading AC every day are the early-adopter tech-savvy types we figured about half would say yes, and the results show we we're pretty close. No surprises, right? Of course, a simple set of yes or no options in the poll would be zero...
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The AFNetworking situation is even worse than first thought for iOS apps.
Just when you thought it was safe to use AFNetworking apps, a new threat emerges.
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Why 's +Lisa Eadicicco's column on Google+ failed.

The latest "Google+ is dead" article comes from an acquaintance of mine named +Lisa Eadicicco (she's been on my show a few times, and also on +TWiT): 

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-happened-to-google-plus-2015-4

The piece exists to explain why Google+ failed. In the article, Lisa makes 3 errors fatal to her argument, which add up to a grossly misleading article. 

Here are those errors: 

1. Lisa accepts without question the false idea that spinning photos out of Google+ means Google+ is failing. 

When Google properties like Google Play and YouTube were integrated into Google+, the tech press didn't give those events as evidence that Google+ was winning. 

Spinning out photos is a good thing, and doesn't affect Google+ at all. 

2. Lisa says something that's untrue: "Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn did."

In fact, Google+ is far bigger and has far more engagement than Twitter or Linkedin. 

The reason everyone believes the opposite is because of the sheer number of articles like this one -- regurgitating and repeating falsehoods without questioning the obvious flaws in reasoning that anyone can see. 

Let's talk about the Twitter comparison. 

Google+ engagement looks at one minor number: public posts. Private posts (the default mode) are NOT counted. Comments, which are replies, are NOT counted. 

Twitter engagement numbers count public posts, too (unlike on G+, the vast majority of Twitter posts are public). And replies to tweets -- the equivalent of a comment on Google+ -- are counted, too. 

A post with 20 replies on Google+ is counted as one post. 

A post with 20 replies on Twitter is counted as 21 posts. 

Twitter gets more than 20 times more "credit" in this example for engagement than Google+ does for the EXACT same conversation. 

That's why Twitter numbers are similar to Google+ numbers when in Face Google+ engagement is probably many times higher than Twitter. 


3. She equates employee grumbling with admission of failure.

Yes, I believe Google+ failed in the sense that it didn't make a dent in Facebook, which has got to have been a major goal. But Google+ did succeed in becoming the number-two social network in history in terms of engagement -- far more successful than the media's darling, Twitter. 


It's great that Lisa got sources on record giving us a tiny peek at what people might be saying inside Google. But the column goes off the rails by failing to question obviously false information that form the foundation of the article. 

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But Chelsea Manning​ is serving 35 years...
On the other hand, Army soldier Chelsea Manning got 35 years for leaking.
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Nokia has issued an official statement that denies recent online reports that the Finland-based company will make and sell smartphones once again. The statement refers to a story posted on a China-based website on Friday that allegedly quoted the head of Nokia in that country. That report… #android
Nokia has issued an official statement that denies recent online reports that the Finland-based company will make and sell smartphones once again. The statement refers to a story posted on a China-based website on Friday that allegedly quoted the head of Nokia in that country. That report said Nokia would being making Android-based smartphones in one of its Chinese facilities. The...
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