Innovate much? Try the 8 pillars of innovation!

Thought this might fire you up! Enjoy! http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/quarterly/innovation/8-pillars-of-innovation.html

Ever need some inspiration to keep going? WATCH this young woman, stumble, fall, get back up and WIN! Determination takes center stage! (it may make you open it in a new window)

Cleaning up your contacts!

If you’re like me you’ve evolved through a number of computers, mail services and mobile devices. 

Does your contact list look like an episode of Hoarders?

Be honest?

You may find this helpful then:  SCRUBLY

Let me know if it helps straighten out your digital rolodex.


Alltop - Top Pluserati News

beckypittman:

Nice job +Guy Kawasaki! It’s the top Google “Pluserati!” Some good peeps here and fun to see everyone at-a-glance on the Alltop interface. Btw, here’s the Twitterati: http://twitterati.alltop.com/ and Frienderti: http://frienderati.alltop.com/ via:https://plus.google.com/112707199408484711520/posts/1iR2E8tdSjS

(Source: plus.google.com)

Google+ Hits 20 Million Visitors, Gender Ratio Begins To Even [STATS]

beckypittman:

Google+ Hits 20 Million Visitors, Gender Ratio Begins To Even [STATS]
Already using Google+? Follow Mashable’s Pete Cashmore for the latest about the platform’s new features, tips and tricks as well as social media and technology updates. Google+ has hit 20 million unique visitors, 60% of whom are 18 to 25 years old and 63% of whom are male, according to comScor…

Facebook and Twitter are broadcast design models; Google Plus is a sharing design model - John Tropea

stoweboyd:

John Tropea takes a pass at explaining how sharing works on Google+ (Google Plus):

John Tropea

How is it different to Facebook and Twitter?

As an online relationship model; Facebook is symmetric, Twitter is asymmetric, and Google Plus is asymmetric

Twitter

  • Follow (asymmetric) - enables you to follow people (those people don’t have to follow you back in order for you to see their content in your stream…you are basically their fan)
  • Public - your posts are shared in the public

Facebook

  • Friend (symmetric) - you cannot read and send each other updates unless you both follow each other (this is called “friend”)
  • Private - you posts are not shared in the public, instead they are shared with all your friends only (this is called a “walled garden”)
  • Selective Reading & Sharing - you can also read and share with just a selection of people (this is called “Lists”…this isn’t a primary design feature and isn’t used that much as far as sharing goes)
Google Plus
  • Follow (asymmetric) - enables you to follow people, just like Twitter, where those people don’t have to follow you back
  • Public and/or Private - your posts can be shared in the Public, or just shared with All Circles or a selection of Circles
  • Selective Reading - you can also read posts in a stream from just a selection of people you follow (this is called “Circles”)
  • Selective Sharing - you can also share posts with just a selection of people (this is called “Circles”)…BUT unlike Facebook, unless “those people you follow in your circle” follow you back, they won’t see your post in their stream, instead they will see it in an alternative stream called “Incoming”.

Posting to Circles

I post about my trip to Melbourne and limit this to my Family circle (this circle has 6 people in it)

Because I’m so used to Facebook I have assumed that all those 6 people will see my post.

Wrong? Only the 4 people that have followed me back will see that post in their “Stream”.

The other 2 people will only see that post if they look at their “Incoming” stream.

The 101 - when you choose a Circle only the people that follow you back will see your post

Posting to Public

It simply means that all people that follow me will see my post in their stream

Just say Judy follows me, but I don’t follow her (therefore I don’t have her in a circle)

And just say I post to a Circle, and not Public.

This means Judy will not see my post at all.

Posting to Individuals (Mentions)

This has nothing to do with Circles.

But just like Circles and Public; Individuals are a selection you can make in choosing an audience to post to.

The way you can post to Individuals is pre-fixing their name with an “@” or a “+”

The difference in limiting to who sees your post using this selection is that it will also send that person a notification that you have “mentioned” them. Which kind of makes it very similar to the Twitter @mention feature. In Google Plus there is a stream called Notifications where you can view all these pushed mention posts.

Google+ requires me to create a mental model: the intersection of actions that I have taken, such as following others or putting them into circles, and the actions they have taken, most importantly whether they have followed me or not.

One snag in this is that there isn’t a simple way to know who exactly will see what you post in Circles when you do so. Another snag is that your stream is defined by the union of all those you have Circled, which is another thing that is not easy to find out.

A confession: I am not currently using Google+ actively. I am sitting out the surge of interest because I actually don’t have a burning need to use it, and the social dynamics remind me of Friendfeed, with the same people advocating it.

(via emergentfutures)

Twitter and the Media

emergentfutures:

The State Of Twitter

If you want to understand what’s going on at Twitter right now, watch this interview thatAdam Lashinsky did with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo yesterday at Brainstorm. It’s about 23 minutes long and covers most of the major issues that the media has been focused on in the past six months. In Apple’s infinite wisdom, this won’t play on an iPad or an iPhone because it is a flash player.

Via Fred Wilson

emergentfutures:



Murdoch: the network defeats the hierarchy

Paul Higgins: Great article on the relationship between the media and the government in Britain including:


The primary function of these journalistic centres of power is to dispense approval or disapproval to politicians. A News International journalist isreported to have said to Labour leader Ed Miliband: “You’ve made it personal with Rebekah so we’re going to make it personal with you.”
That is the kind of power that, until about 1500 on Thursday, journalists in that circle could wield.

Full Story: BBC

emergentfutures:

Murdoch: the network defeats the hierarchy

Paul Higgins: Great article on the relationship between the media and the government in Britain including:

The primary function of these journalistic centres of power is to dispense approval or disapproval to politicians. A News International journalist isreported to have said to Labour leader Ed Miliband: “You’ve made it personal with Rebekah so we’re going to make it personal with you.”

That is the kind of power that, until about 1500 on Thursday, journalists in that circle could wield.

Full Story: BBC

emergentfutures:

CHART OF THE DAY: The Evolution Of Apple’s Business
The real story for Apple continues to be the iPhone which did $13.3 billion in sales for the quarter. The iPhone and iPad are now 66% of Apple’s sales, impressive considering how relatively new the products are.
Full Story: Business Insider

emergentfutures:

CHART OF THE DAY: The Evolution Of Apple’s Business

The real story for Apple continues to be the iPhone which did $13.3 billion in sales for the quarter. The iPhone and iPad are now 66% of Apple’s sales, impressive considering how relatively new the products are
.

Full Story: Business Insider

When you’re in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not.

Steve Jobs (via 9-bits)

(Source: wpbasti, via 9-bits)

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