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interesting read, I think the problem still is how to draw people to G+ and I'm not sure what the answer is there.
 
I don't often share press articles about our products – they rarely seem to say much of use – but this was just such a good case of a journalist Getting It Right that I had to share. Google+ is very much alive, and our recent changes are focused on making it be the best product it can be for what it's best at: helping people meet people and have great conversations about things they're passionate about. 

One particularly noteworthy thing in this article is its discussion of the "majority illusion:" people tend to assume that their friends are typical of the wider world, but almost by definition they aren't – for one thing, they all have one uncommon attribute in common, which is being your friend in the first place. And since people don't choose their friends randomly from the entire spectrum of humanity, one's friends are always a distorted sample. 

So yes, we have here a tech press article which (correctly) uses an important result in cognitive psychology to explain why lots of tech press articles are nonsense.
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Have your DNA tested and you will be surprised at the life stories you will find waiting for you from cousins you never knew existed.
 
27 years after being abandoned in a parking lot, Kayla Tovo met her biological mother for the first time. Read the amazing 23andMe reunion story from The Orange County Register: http://23me.co/x01UXG
Life: What happened to Baby Alpha Beta? Did the newborn found behind a grocery find her birth mother? | tovo, kayla, baby, birth, sheri, alpha, beta, says, years, moore
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Congrats to the US Women's National Team: USA 5, Japan 2 | Women's World Cup Final http://ow.ly/Pd48a #USWNT
After a 16-year wait since their last Women's World Cup triumph, the US women's national team left no shadow of a doubt in this year's cup final against Japan at BC Place in Vancouver on S
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+Cynthia Maddox guess what, the muse paid a visit Sunday afternoon. I wrote a new short story and posted it at wordpress
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I'll check it out as soon as I get to internet. I'm in the wilds of
Arkansas without wife. Lol Slow death! So glad you could write.
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GNP on fire again, sort of glad I didn't make it this year, trails are closed.
The Reynolds Creek Fire is burning in the St. Mary region in Glacier National Park.
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It's the caption to this photo that makes it so remarkable:
Abby Wambach gets a kiss from her wife, Sarah Huffman, after the US beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver.
#marriageequality  
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On June 20, 2015, Larry, a friend from high school died. I can't say we were good friends but we did share some good times together in shared group activities. And, we sat next to each other in senior study hall, part of small cluster that spent as much time talking about 'brainy stuff' as we did studying.

I lost touch with most of my  classmates from high school when I moved from Spokane after college.

I did not know until reading Larry's obituary that  Larry was active in gay rights in the Spokane area, which must have taken a lot of courage, Spokane being what it is.

Too bad, he could not have lived to see today's news, Love wins the day.
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A Pacific Northwest native where I grew-up on a horse ranch.  Spent most of my life in Seattle where I attended and worked for the University of Washington and later the wireless communication industry.  Like most folks from the Northwest, I have a connection to the Earth and like to get outdoors as much as possible, to recharge that spiritual connection.  In 2003, I was diagnosed with cancer and did not heal well from the treatment which lead to an early retirement.  I am now living in Georgia so that I might watch my grand-kids grow and write my memoirs, real and imaginary.
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