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Karen Joan Taylor
Do my art at home , I'm disabled have to watch my ears lol ...........
Do my art at home , I'm disabled have to watch my ears lol ...........

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I like this love that its colour is aqua
where is this ? The mighty Lion, king of the Jungle, my thinking,is that the Elephant rules, and rules with gentleness
+Jessie June
My Chicago tour, and photos for my plussers!

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Google+ Tip for the day: Stop treating Google+ like Facebook.

When I got my Google+ invitation, I was already itching to shed my Facebook profile. I still feel that way, but I’m starting to realize something really surprising (at least for me): I don’t think Google is my Facebook stand-in. I think Google is far more than a measly “social network,” and that’s why some of my Facebook friends who are migrating over right now seem to be, as they say on the Internet, “doing it wrong.”

I've been a devoted Googlephile for many years, so if Google wanted me to use G+ instead of Facebook, it was gonna happen -- unless they really goofed it up, of course (I'm still not entirely over my breakup with Wave, Google -- but at least I've stopped leaving those creepy voicemails, right?). The push and pull factors were there. They were obvious: Facebook is for “moms” and spam robots -- Google was going to be my new social network.

But something didn't feel quite right about treating my Google+ profile like my Facebook profile, nor treating my Circles like the Facebook social groups I wished I'd always had. There was content everywhere, written by people I’d heard of -- and many I hadn’t. Something about this space was very different than anything Facebook has ever allowed me to experience. It felt like something else, something... bigger, maybe more important. Something collaborative, perhaps. How very Google!

My friends, however, don’t seem to be having the same Google+ experience I am. My tendency so far has been to add as many people with as many interesting views as possible to my Circles, and then to read voraciously and respond all over the place. Meanwhile, my real-life friends are complaining that there’s not enough content to appease them, and I’m the only one dominating their Streams. Why is this happening for them? I think it comes from a fundamental set of expectations about moving from Facebook to Google+. People are treating their Google+ accounts just like Facebook accounts. And I think that’s a doomed approach.

Here is how I think Google+ can be most fully enjoyed and utilized, at this early stage:

Think about what you use Facebook for. If it’s for keeping up with old friends and for keeping up with current, local friends, great. You can use Google+ for that, and it’s definitely got a leg up on Facebook for filtering content.

Interact with content created by users you don’t know personally. If you don’t follow people you don’t already know, you’re going to get bored, and not just because your friends aren’t all here yet. You’ll get bored even after they’ve all arrived. Why do you think Facebook started implementing games and applications? Well, to make money, obviously, but what was the draw for the userbase? I’m willing to bet Facebook figured out that simply reading your friends’ thoughts all day long gets old, and let’s be honest: very few of us have enough friends with enough interesting posts to keep us engaged.

If you like the social games on Facebook,’re not really my target audience. Sorry. For the rest of you -- if you don’t like how Facebook allowed third party junk to start bombarding you with game requests and access to your information, embrace its absence here so far!

I realize that at some point, developers may come up with cool ways to implement games on Google+, but I expect that Google will have learned from the clunky, disorganized, and downright invasive way developers approached this in Facebook. And the best way to keep Google+ rich in content and devoid of lame, invasive apps is to let go of your old ideas about what it means to be on a social network.

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Hello to my dearest friends, have picked
100 random photo 's , there are quotes+
Flora + Peace signs, they are re shared, and as you all know , everything I've shared has a deep meaning for me, please enjoy , ,,,,Kazz (:
100 Photos - View album

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I'm sorry but you just have to block me
There are others so glad to hear from me
Did you not like what I said, I spoke from my heart, when i came across this wonderful
Work of a great photographer , and it inspired me to say what I did.......
Have never liked a comment on e
Any ones posts, it's so rude, a comment is for the post and its not a personal place
To show any anger, I'm a peaceful person
And would never dream of doing this, or writing rude emails thank you for reading this ,I only wish you well Karen ......regards to +Frank Domahs
My contribution to the project +Best of 2011 - G+ Photography Book

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This is real life, captured with such grace
Only the great photographer would know this sweet aged lady, who has seen how our world has changed..... But her she is
Captured in the moment , with her worldly possessions , in Which would make her life's memories , we are so selfish, just
Half an hour to visit, to our aged ,even in nursing homes , would make there end so peaceful. before its there time to pass,,,
Remember they were just like you and I
Once, young , heathy and full of spiritual
Laughter... I love the elderly ,, time goes so fast, yes time stops for no one.......
My contribution to the project +Best of 2011 - G+ Photography Book

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Shared from +Eden Page ....
We have been wearing makeup especially
to emphasise eyes, a star of film Bridget
Bardot, took the look of the Queen of Egypt Cleopatra , with the black eyeliner, and it has been in vogue ever since, and even to male popular stars, Boy George even had the lines tattooed ,,,, since we
adored our eyes with false lashes , stronger colours of shadows , piercing , now it goes to the fashion cat walks, with these stick on decorations, looking purely like fantasy, to me with this work of art , with the pale green scales, looks like an eye of a Mermaid, the dream of the old visions of time gone by,, sailors , and pirates of ye olde sailing. ships...21/9/2012
"Steam Punk Dragon Eye"

By: Ally
Digital Art / Photomanipulation / Fantasy

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Shetland Latife bless you, this is just so
beautiful, that word isn't even good enough , it's incredibly perfection,,,, my
Title for this would be.....
"Flora Princess" love to love...

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Eva you neve stop to amaze,? So pleasing to ones eyes the pale green , nature at its best as always love to love, just a personal note have quite a few outfits in this natures own......

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I Feel the the warmth of spring
birds of song blossoms bring
such colour to trees that slept
Daffodills, bulbs a waiting crept
bright yellow gold ground cover
sunshine showers, Earths Mother
Never lets us down with such adores
She only asks, take care. and be sure
She passes all seasons, never fails
She gives our love dolphins Wales
She gives us choice of love of all kind
Time for humans to truly unwind,
to accept any love they can find,
weather of .any one different Gay
stand up for wait for that day
Mother nature wins. She is here to stay
J/lord 3/9/2012

#Flowers   #Oleander  

Thanks, +Iqbal Rashid , for providing the flower identification ^__^

Photography © Marie-Hélène Raletz

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This is just plain cruel, guess I will hear more about this tragic story later today, We are hearing more and more of these shootings ," Gun Happy,"
Do people watch to many crime shows, to many x rated games, or are they copycats!!!...was devastated at the out come in Norway , killed 70 inocent
People and only got 30 yrs, Come on judges I personally think if this had happened to one of yours, it would have been life, to many clever barristers
Out there, Stop with 12 people as jury, the whole of Norway could have had a vote, OMG he was sane, and Owned it,,, Sum of our earth, something has to change Please.........
Empire State Building Shooter -- Shot Dead on Sidewalk [PHOTO]

The man who gunned down several rush-hour commuters outside the Empire State Building this morning was killed in a hail of police gunfire ... in plain view of the public.
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