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Shawn Blanc
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Surely there is nobody here that doesn't follow me on Twitter or read my blog. BUT... in case there is, then guess what!? I designed a t-shirt and it's for sale for the next week.

http://shawnblanc.bigcartel.com/product/t-shirt-computers-are-for-creating
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Yesterday my brother-in-law married my best friend's sister. I was privileged to officiate the wedding. It was an amazing day with lots of friends and family.

The weather outside was wonderful, so the event center opened the front doors. Halfway through the father-daughter dance a golden retriever crashed the wedding, zipping across the dance floor and over to some tables. We think he was hoping for a slice for leftover cake and an Arnold Palmer.
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Haha, almost forgot about that dog. I was so confused when he was running around. I still have no idea where he it came from or where it went.
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Ah. That's better.
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Potential problem for Google, actually they already apologized for spamming people's accounts.
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It's a lot quieter over here today than on Twitter.
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What is the deal? I jumped on late. I kinda like it but not many on here. 
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Google+ is Growing Like Crazy. Report Coming Monday. Probably More than 4.5 Million Users Already

On Monday morning I plan to publish my latest research on how many Google+ users there are so far. My model is based on US Census Bureau data about how many people there are in the U.S. with each surname. I've described before the shortfalls of this model for calculating non-US users. But I haven't seen a better methodology from anyone else yet about estimating Google+ growth, so I'll continue to work on this one.

I updated about 1/4 of my surname counts tonight, and am very surprised at how fast the userbase is growing. Here are some sample user counts by surname:

Surname..................Monday .................... Saturday
Maring ....................... 3 ................................ 9
Tomczyk ................... 5 .............................. 20
Lagana ..................... 7 ............................... 13
Shireman .................. 2 ................................ 12
Tat ............................ 12 .............................. 51
Tozzi .......................... 15 ............................. 31
Trudel ......................... 9 ............................... 25
Yasin .......................... 25 ............................. 52
Greb ........................... 3 .............................. 11
Toepfer ....................... 3 .............................. 13
Cullinane .................... 7 ............................... 18

On Monday there were a large number of uncommon US surnames with no Google+ users by those names. Today, I'm finding very few US surnames with no Google+ users. For example, all of these surnames had 0 users by that name on Monday, but they all have multiple users with that name now:

Fredenburg ......... 3
Louderback ......... 4
Santillanes .......... 3
Murrey ................ 4
Wilcoxen ............. 8
Revelle ............... 5
Parten ................ 3
Lewter ................ 6
McTigue ............. 9

As I said, I'm only 1/4 through the updates, but preliminary calculations suggest that since Monday, Google+ users have grown by 2.8x, that is from 1.7 million to 4.7 million. Again, this is preliminary but by Monday morning I should have 4x as much data to improve the estimate.
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I was never on MySpace or Facebook or any of the other social networks. I don't know how to post a status update longer than 140 characters.
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Google+ is the new Facebook before Facebook became the new MySpace.
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Do you ever get the feeling that Gmail was built in advance with G+ in mind? I mean, oh my notification overload. Amiright?
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I go with tim on this one!
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Good morning, "Plussers". It's early Sunday morning and I'm having a hot cup of coffee. You?
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Just waiting to Instacast to tell me I have new episodes to cache... :)
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Shawn Blanc lives in Kansas City with his wife and their two green couches. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, drives a 20th Anniversary Edition GTI, and writes full time for his eponymous tech- and design-centric website.
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