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5 ON 5 - 5 Great Posts on 5 Different Subjects - Ep 4
Posted by +Rod Dunne:

Final little teaser of all the wonderful work & ideas going on around Google+. Its nice to showcase some real gems on topics and areas you may not be familiar with.

1: #pilates Pilates on the Foam roller, a Quick Series of 5 Exercises +Lisa Johnson
Oh my aching back. All these hours sitting at a computer ain't good for ya. Lisa has an instructional vid of 5 pilates exercises for building up your core muscles and ultimately helps your posture & well-being. Which means you can surf the G+ stream for longer - Yay!
https://plus.google.com/100573313303107965390/posts/Auy51GGjkGk

2: #health End of Life Issues are Partisan Issues in Politics +Gary Levin
Taxes & death. Neither can be avoided. Neither should we avoid discussing the subject. Gary highlights good doctor-patient communications that many put off talking about, much less putting in writing.
https://plus.google.com/114503806689722509896/posts/b4BG6QhNKFr

3: #marketing How Companies Learn Your Secrets +Ward Plunet
Ward always manages to discover killer-diller neuromarketing/neuroscience pieces. This one highlights how sheer habit informs most of the purchases we make.
https://plus.google.com/115785601687445616629/posts/T9ssUaGwydN

4: #writing Writing Tip: Number vs. Amount +Amanda Patterson
Semantics? Some antics? Good copywriting affects every piece of text you write. So its worth getting right, right! Amanda is a regular poster of top-notch writing tips so well worth circling.
https://plus.google.com/103636214904400746295/posts/KVmGJjxPpyV

5: #filmmaking Things Learned in Monochrome #120: Knock the Opening Scene Out of the Park. +Ryan Dunlap
Grab them (viewers) from the very start by the proverbials. Even in short films the bounce rate goes loopy if you're not killing it from the very start. Blame the MTV generation I say - layabouts ;). Ryan's tips apply to any story-telling and not just film-makers.
https://plus.google.com/109982584584852213935/posts/9dXsHPQ82kY

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NOT ENOUGH FOR YA? Here are the previous episodes:
Ep 1: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117245552213693020396/posts/fT69f3wEAEL
Ep 2: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117245552213693020396/posts/cvjMaWYch2Z
Ep 3: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117245552213693020396/posts/5Z7S22nQt6n
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5 ON 5 - 5 Great Posts on 5 Different Subjects - Ep 3
Posted by +Rod Dunne:

Another little teaser of all the wonderful work & ideas going on around Google+. Its nice to showcase some real gems on topics and areas you may not be familiar with.

1: Investor relations Stop Making Excuses! Social Media IS Investor Relations +Serena Ehrlich
You only have to think of recent corporate communication travesties to see that big business just don't get the power & dangers of social media. This post links out to Serenas post which ties the benefits of investor relations to social media in a way every exec & employee can take on board.
https://plus.google.com/112198627258727043899/posts/efqVM9radGy

2: Project Management Long, boring meetings are a waste of time and create stress at work +Project Management by Lise Halskov
Lise's tips on meetings (linked out to blog) are applicable in any line of creative/business work. Concise and what should be common-sense to us all. Circle Lise for more project/team management techniques.
https://plus.google.com/113307840205986434475/posts/G5Awej7rJTq

3: Design/Social Media Very cool visualization on users activity on G+ +Cinthya Yukari Urasaki
Title says it all - Visualize how a post/communication can go viral. Nice find from Cinthya.
https://plus.google.com/109280758276914754699/posts/gLBFHintcMM

4: Journalism/Political Science Polisci in the Kansas Media +Mark Brandt
Blogging is so ubiquitous these days that it seems surprising when folks move back to regular print media. Mark highlights one instance in Kansas were Political Scientists have followed this route. Mark's other posts cover social & political psychology so definitely worth circling for getting the inside track on these subjects which affect us all.
https://plus.google.com/101829990343558867698/posts/gCbPXHfNvdA

5: Food Sweet Thai Chili Marinade +Liz Lui
Killer pics, mouth-watering-ly yum-cious recipe. Great with fish (white fish especially) and chicken. Loving it :) Circle Liz to see her regular recipe/foodie updates.
https://plus.google.com/114208209189461132868/posts/ga7gu1mFuHD
As more curators come on board with interest & experience in these areas we hope to build out single-subject 'Best Ofs' to bring together great posts & posters on a single subject.

Previous Episodes:
Ep 1: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117245552213693020396/posts/fT69f3wEAEL
Ep 2: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117245552213693020396/posts/cvjMaWYch2Z

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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXMryRw2C-cdElOZXZLVXY0eWxlXzZVdDBHZ3R3Q0E#gid=0

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Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
16 AMAZING POSTS ON EDUCATION (PART II)

We've started posting interesting posts from people under 1000 followers, we continued with the 5 ON 5 (5 Great Posts on 5 Different Subjects) and now we're posting the second part of "Amazing Posts on Education":

1. Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming by +Andrea Kuszewski
https://plus.google.com/108998673146368660257/posts/Amh9amyQEkL

2. Undergraduate education has changed little over the last century - by +David Brin
https://plus.google.com/116665417191671711571/posts/PsW6YVrni7L

3. Thousands of FREE College Courses Listed By Institute by +Michelle Marie
https://plus.google.com/114618043230336563405/posts/e9fnpCjP8Zn

4. Education in an automated society by +Kimberly Shoemaker
https://plus.google.com/106473332550730818968/posts/4wutXF8adoq

5. Khan Academy hired Google's first employee, Craig Silverstein as an engineer - by +Paul Allen
https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts/DHHxxXpwGM5

6. Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show - by +Alex Grossman
https://plus.google.com/102001774674190160714/posts/LBAaRiKb3Lv

7. 5 Ways to Give Yourself a Better Education Than the One You Got in School - by +Jaana Nyström
https://plus.google.com/107742059751171695340/posts/bHwSvLwkEtf

8. Very Interesting Google+ Pages On Education by +Gabriel Vasile
https://plus.google.com/106393478695568433143/posts/8k18LMfawxJ

Check out also the first part of Amazing Posts on Education: https://plus.google.com/117245552213693020396/posts/8xqhDyYMHma
and +Eileen O'Duffy's curations on education:
https://plus.google.com/117245552213693020396/posts/G1AzAxYy1YX

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Curated by +Eileen O'Duffy and posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
AWESOME POSTS ON EDUCATION

+Eileen O'Duffy has worked in education for over 25 years and brings on board a wide panel of expert tutors and colleagues at both second and third level from Ireland and overseas.

She saw my yesterday's list of great posts on education found on g+ https://plus.google.com/117245552213693020396/posts/8xqhDyYMHma and decided to step in and provide us with her great findings:

1. Pupils design apps to improve ICT skills - by +Rory Cellan-Jones
https://plus.google.com/114840173700805743995/posts/YkM8HqVgoKY

2. Lessons we could learn from Finland’s successful school reform - by +24-7tutorials.com
https://plus.google.com/104011470055537289400/posts/PP912qHsuUJ

3. What schools should look like - by +Eileen O'Duffy
https://plus.google.com/113873289443253295484/posts/azN5vXKQ96o

4. More Pedagogic Changes in 10 years than last 1000 years - by +Catherine Cronin

5. Tablet vs. Chrome book? - by +Jaime Casap
https://plus.google.com/103759446822828646901/posts/1hhMb2fSiDF

6. The changing role of the teacher - by +Eileen O'Duffy
https://plus.google.com/113873289443253295484/posts/GXikXGeF77E

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5 ON 5 - 5 Great Posts on 5 Different Subjects - Ep. 02
Posted by +Rod Dunne:

Another little teaser of all the wonderful interests, work & ideas going on around Google+. Its nice to showcase some real gems on topics and areas you may not be familiar with.

1: Photography - 360º - The Art of Framing +Sassi Sassmanshausen
Google+ has been great for photographers wishing to learn & share expertise - but not so much about 360 shots! Dr. Sassi provides his own considerations you should make when planning 360º shots.
https://plus.google.com/110784099379805584044/posts/gMYx9SUrqkT

2: Innovation/Writing - Innovation in Story Telling +Rowan Norrie
Rowan provides the summary to some great techniques for improving writing. The tips can be applied to creative writing, advertisements, copywriting, web-copy, etc. (Summary of connected 26 min video).
https://plus.google.com/110908444150012188782/posts/axpWVA2od99

3: Dance - Argentine Tango Instruction +Brett Long
Argentine tango has a passion & allure all of its own. Even watching Brett and his dance partner in this short intro video to basic steps you get the sensual vibe of this art form. Watch with sound on!
https://plus.google.com/109234384849465502427/posts/8up2DuVbL1B

4: Public Relations - Tebow Mania Teaches Eight Timely PR Lessons +Laney Cohen
In one sense, public relations is something we should all be considering. Social networks mean our personal brand is up there for all to see. Laney highlights 8 points (linked out to personal blog) that business & individuals should keep in mind.
https://plus.google.com/107556263402046419201/posts/PHbDhhtzoRS

5: Social Business/Strategy - The Realistic Pace of Change +Peter Kim
Peter provides a level-headed look at how social business and technological change can progress in harmony. And you can apply this just as readily to social network adoption rates too. Takeaway: change takes time; change takes patience.
https://plus.google.com/113227252986293896064/posts/FPkezxNzwum

As more curators come on board with interest & experience in these areas we hope to build out single-subject 'Best Ofs' to bring together great posts & posters on a single subject.

If you want to be a curator on this page, write your name here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXMryRw2C-cdElOZXZLVXY0eWxlXzZVdDBHZ3R3Q0E#gid=0

What are your favorites? You can submit your suggestions to bestofgplus@gmail.com
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Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
16 AMAZING POSTS ON EDUCATION (PART I)

We've started posting interesting posts from people under 1000 followers, we continued with the 5 ON 5 (5 Great Posts on 5 Different Subjects) and now we're lauching another series: "Amazing posts on [topic]" and thare are so many interesting topics to curate. Today I present you the first part of

AMAZING Posts On Education:

1. 31 Ways Google+ Benefits Education - by +Emilie Eggleston
https://plus.google.com/104971164798974135902/posts/1tm6kNYSsLv

2. 32 Ways to Use Google Apps for Students & 32 Ways for Faculty/Staff - by +Google in Education
https://plus.google.com/103266364845729488839/posts/5EZcVv42Ldy

3. Over 200 Free Online Educational Resources (v.2.3) - by +Johnathan Chung
https://plus.google.com/114424163811716070551/posts/bnLpsUq7rhd

4. MIT launches 'automated course' - by +Eric Schmidt
https://plus.google.com/104233435224873922474/posts/gmzFBdE68kV

5. 3 Resources For Educators And Education Enthusiasts - by +Google in Education
https://plus.google.com/103266364845729488839/posts/CBXAw8kFbLq

6. Sebastian Thrun launched Udacity.com, a new free online education platform
by +DLD Conference
https://plus.google.com/100718311479103831421/posts/daULFRis2n6

7. Massive Scale Data Mining for Education - by +Peter Norvig
https://plus.google.com/108640673873589796416/posts/h66LGm83ZPB

8. Google+ Hangouts Reinvents Education, Coaching and Training - by +Denis Labelle
https://plus.google.com/108384201920217141722/posts/6MqwVq3JaSM

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5 ON 5 - 5 Great Posts on 5 Different Subjects - Ep. 01
Posted by +Rod Dunne:

This is just a little teaser of all the wonderful work & ideas going on around Google+. Its nice to showcase some real gems on topics and areas you may not be familiar with. Many of these great G+ers are circled by less than 5,000 so their insights do really deserve a bigger audience.

1. Neuroscience -The Role of Visual Processing in Neuroscience +Andrej Karpathy
An interesting viewpoint which goes against some of the ideas of color bias in human vision. The strong implication is that black & white images/design may actually prove more powerful than color ones. https://plus.google.com/100209651993563042175/posts/RpmWaYgQvHv

2. Art - Making Magic... erm, Paint: Yellow Series +Abigail Markov
A great picture sequence to step you through the process of how to mix your own paint
https://plus.google.com/115029186078239273995/posts/5aqLUQTi3d4

3. Music - Songwriting Tips: Don’t Let Perfection Kill Your “Perfect” Song (part 1 of 8) +Greg Kocis
This is primarily a link off to the 1 hour video with Rob Chiarelli. The pedigree of some of the musicians the guys have worked with is substantial (e.g. Madonna) so you know your getting golden songwriting tips.
https://plus.google.com/111899272101870509760/posts/7uqrpHeTc67

4. SEO - Google+: Destroying SEO and Why That’s a Good Thing +Jon Cilley
SEO is a moving target, and SEO in G+ is really only in its formative stages, especially regarding our understanding from outside of Google. Jon delves into some of G+'s SEO strengths especially with regard to instantaneous indexing.
https://plus.google.com/111375948281096990867/posts/E5WkVDnaGdA

5. Health - People Need Oil Changes Too +Marie Meservy
Marie is a medical student and journalist who provides sound grounded advice on a variety of health issues. This post is a good starting point. It highlights just how odd our attitude to personal check-ups can differ so greatly from getting automobile check-ups.
https://plus.google.com/109609033365821520549/posts/frXHzNo8KpD

As more curators come on board with interest & experience in these areas we hope to build out single-subject 'Best Ofs' to bring together great posts & posters on a single subject.

If you want to be a curator on this page, write your name here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXMryRw2C-cdElOZXZLVXY0eWxlXzZVdDBHZ3R3Q0E#gid=0

What are your favorites? You can submit your suggestions to bestofgplus@gmail.com
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Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
30 GREAT POSTS FROM PEOPLE & PAGES UNDER 1000 FOLLOWERS (PART II) + BONUS POST AT THE END

This is just one of the things we will be posting from this page. The team is working on some interesting curations on different topics. Yes, I have started with the less known people on Google+ and I want to find the best less known things first. I'll move on slowly to more popular people too, however, I think this is a good place to start.

For this post, I've looked through hundreds of people and thousands of posts. I used +CircleCount by +Daniel Sandstain (www.circlecount.com) to find great people & pages under 1000 followers and www.googleplussuomi.com by +Jari Huomo to find their best posts. I have found about 30 interesting posts for the under 1000 followers category. This is the first part, having 15 of them. Hope you'll enjoy them!

1. A series of brilliant logo designs for your inspiration - by ++Interactive
https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/JhxhSiy6zRt

2. What makes someone leave a website? - by ++Interactive
https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/CmUzcFPXBQT

3. Adobe Photoshop Cook - by ++Interactive
https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/fVxKmR51SKZ

4. Tips for Google Plus - For all my new friends - by +Damon Meredith
https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/Lz29HxNMn6M

5. Suppose the real oil painting by Alexa - by +Cong1.com
https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/brpaeSURBCE

6. 15 Social Media Performance Influence Measurement Tools - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/gg6YeJ9m5ME

7. Facebook Social Games [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/i99u66Qxn5v

8. 15 amazing photos of street art in 3d - by +Alessio Moretto
https://plus.google.com/100590168545682163476/posts/EFVvi6FinAy

9. Notepad++ Business Card - by +Notepad++
https://plus.google.com/photos/111113208290869772509/albums/5690022323771532897

10. American Football Trolling [Gif] - by +Funny Imágenes
https://plus.google.com/112232022472797638227/posts/JVkztt1fS5j

11. Google+ Demographics Report - 90 million users broken down, sliced and diced - by +PlusDemographics
https://plus.google.com/103733100549834513421/posts/hAbkyz3JkTQ

12. Photo Tip # 1 [German] - by +Ingo's photo tips in German
https://plus.google.com/106249567066088674119/posts/EL6N6nNtKTe

13. iPad in bed over head - by +Pictures & Funny
https://plus.google.com/112056485984040233361/posts/AbXRiSHBhAb

14. Photo Tip # 2 [German] - by +Ingo's photo tips in German
https://plus.google.com/106249567066088674119/posts/YB1Jh6Mh1aA

15. Photo Tip # 3 [German] - by +Ingo's photo tips in German
https://plus.google.com/106249567066088674119/posts/R14WxnmQS4c

BONUS: One of the few posts out there with more than 10000 shares:
A Cow based Economics Lesson - by +Sam Aminisam
https://plus.google.com/117804036587685325842/posts/V7ueca4wF6M

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Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
G+ER OF THE WEEK UNDER 1000 FOLLOWERS: +Shamil Weerakoon.

+Shamil Weerakoon is a Google+ addict sharing tutorials, tips and other cool stuff from Sri Lanka, web designer and administrator of multiple Google+ pages. He's constantly working on writing posts for Google+ newbies and creating Google+ mockups.

Some of his most interesting posts are:

1. Why Google+ is better than +Facebook
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/H274CCsToVE

2. Google+ Circles - TUTORIAL
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/BkQxeGiAo73

3. Google+ Feature Request
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/jQDmTMBgix1

4. How Google has changed the World of Networks with Google+
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/beE4BsKbEca

5. Why you should try Google+ apart from Facebook
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/BCYqe34iKiY

6. Why is Google+ better than Other Networks
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/bC9D7fpdYRY

7. Google+ Tips & Tricks
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/UdpTJrPm7Pj

8. A Guide to Google+ Photos
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/4muPxEPoJtU

9. Google+ Mockups
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/RtgLNLhUyYk

Today we will be talking with the people that told us want to help us curate more great stuff. If you want to be a curator on this page, write your name here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXMryRw2C-cdElOZXZLVXY0eWxlXzZVdDBHZ3R3Q0E#gid=0

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Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
30 GREAT POSTS FROM PEOPLE & PAGES UNDER 1000 FOLLOWERS (PART I)

Yes, I'm starting with the less known people on Google+ and I want to find the best less known things first. I'll move on slowly to more popular people too, however, I think this is a good place to start.

For this post, I've looked through hundreds of people and thousands of posts. I used +CircleCount by +Daniel Sandstain (www.circlecount.com) to find great people & pages under 1000 followers and www.googleplussuomi.com by +Jari Huomo to find their best posts. I have found about 30 interesting posts for the under 1000 followers category. This is the first part, having 15 of them. Hope you'll enjoy them!

1. Honest logos designed by Viktor H. - by ++Interactive
https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/Gqgq8BwZ1PV

2. Notification Control - by ++Interactive
https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/Wm5VjzcrEyd

3. What to do on Google+ and how to make the most of it - by +Damon Meredith
https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/7GCewdqKoLm

4. Chain Story #2 - by +Damon Meredith
https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/EzS2RnkrioW

5. Tunnel of Love in Kleven, Ukraine by Oleg Gordienko - by +Cong1.com
https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/5R7Fco7BXat

6. Painted body art - by +Cong1.com
https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/SJ5gATjEgvo

7. The bridge with unique twists - by +Cong1.com https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/enZfi3WPHw5

8. Google+ Facts and Figures [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/CkzShskiwTy

9. How to Get More Clicks on Twitter [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/TYrsFZtydXe

10. New safer and more reliable file-sharing system - by +Notepad++
https://plus.google.com/111113208290869772509/posts/j4Euu3GCyNs

11. Light & Dragons [Album] - +B.c.N.y. yu
https://plus.google.com/photos/110152156128311795039/albums/5706392943949005297

12. Italian Photo Contest.! Prize pool of over 5,000 euros [Italian] - by +Foto Comuni-Italiani.it
https://plus.google.com/109783495323231193109/posts/AangBNJKMrQ

13. Why Google is better than Facebook? - by +Shamil Weerakoon
https://plus.google.com/109471940039062886080/posts/H274CCsToVE

[Italian version] - translated by +Web in Fermento - web, marketing, social media
https://plus.google.com/103085310292092244051/posts/67GBrrfMxXW

14. A great photo - by +saeid ghanbari
https://plus.google.com/photos/112956613131125260794/albums/5638718727994331937/5638718726339676514

15. A funny image - by +Linda Wilson
https://plus.google.com/108044567218789487924/posts/QDtMmYn6B5M

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