Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

#futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-31 17:51:30
    NASA working on faster-than-light space travel.
    NASA says warp drives are plausible.

    #NASA    #futuretech   #space   #spaceexploration   #ftl  
    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro     #williamshatner   #williamshatnerwednesday   #startrek  

    An article in extremetech.com says that we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/136408-nasa-working-on-faster-than-light-travel-says-warp-drives-are-plausible

    Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power it.

    Alcubierre’s design called for an American football-shaped spacecraft with a flat ring attached to the ship. Space time would warp around it, accelerating the ship to as fast as 10 times the speed of light without the ship itself ever breaking the speed of light. This would make trips to local stars a relatively quick jaunt: a trip to Alpha Centauri — some four light years away from Earth — would take just shy of five months.

    Up until now, the biggest problem was that the Alcubierre warp drive required prohibitive amounts of energy to power it. That may no longer be true, say NASA researchers.

    Dr. Harold White, of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, was able to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by altering the shape of the ring around the ship from flat to more of a rounded donut. Instead of requiring a ball of antimatter the size of Jupiter to power the theoretical warp drive, only 500 kilograms are now required, or a ball about the size of the Voyager spacecraft. White says that if the intensity of the warp bubble is oscillated, the amount of energy is reduced even more.

    This is certainly exciting news, but it’s important to remember that the true breakthrough — proof that Alcubierre’s designs actually work — do not exist. Dr. White and his team of researchers have set up a miniature version of the warp drive in their labs, attempting to create small warps in space and time.

    While certainly on a far smaller scale, White’s work may be the beginning of real-life warp drive.

    Here’s the thing though: antimatter is horribly dangerous. Just a third of a gram of the stuff interacting with matter in the wrong way could release energy equivalent to the Hiroshima blast. That means White’s Alcubierre warp drive still requires the amount of energy equivalent to 1.5 million Hiroshimas — enough to wipe civilization off the Earth.

    Regardless, if we’re ever going to reach for the stars, we need to think and do things that seem a little crazy. Dr. White seems to believe that attempting to get this to work is indeed something humanity should pursue.

    The findings I presented today change it from impractical to plausible and worth further investigation,” Dr. White tells Space.com. “The additional energy reduction realized by oscillating the bubble intensity is an interesting conjecture that we will enjoy looking at in the lab.”

    Are you ready for travelling at faster than the speed of light ?

    Good use of our tax dollars ?

    Go science !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-31 17:51:30
    NASA working on faster-than-light space travel.
    NASA says warp drives are plausible.

    #NASA    #futuretech   #space   #spaceexploration   #ftl  
    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro     #williamshatner   #williamshatnerwednesday   #startrek  

    An article in extremetech.com says that we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/136408-nasa-working-on-faster-than-light-travel-says-warp-drives-are-plausible

    Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power it.

    Alcubierre’s design called for an American football-shaped spacecraft with a flat ring attached to the ship. Space time would warp around it, accelerating the ship to as fast as 10 times the speed of light without the ship itself ever breaking the speed of light. This would make trips to local stars a relatively quick jaunt: a trip to Alpha Centauri — some four light years away from Earth — would take just shy of five months.

    Up until now, the biggest problem was that the Alcubierre warp drive required prohibitive amounts of energy to power it. That may no longer be true, say NASA researchers.

    Dr. Harold White, of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, was able to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by altering the shape of the ring around the ship from flat to more of a rounded donut. Instead of requiring a ball of antimatter the size of Jupiter to power the theoretical warp drive, only 500 kilograms are now required, or a ball about the size of the Voyager spacecraft. White says that if the intensity of the warp bubble is oscillated, the amount of energy is reduced even more.

    This is certainly exciting news, but it’s important to remember that the true breakthrough — proof that Alcubierre’s designs actually work — do not exist. Dr. White and his team of researchers have set up a miniature version of the warp drive in their labs, attempting to create small warps in space and time.

    While certainly on a far smaller scale, White’s work may be the beginning of real-life warp drive.

    Here’s the thing though: antimatter is horribly dangerous. Just a third of a gram of the stuff interacting with matter in the wrong way could release energy equivalent to the Hiroshima blast. That means White’s Alcubierre warp drive still requires the amount of energy equivalent to 1.5 million Hiroshimas — enough to wipe civilization off the Earth.

    Regardless, if we’re ever going to reach for the stars, we need to think and do things that seem a little crazy. Dr. White seems to believe that attempting to get this to work is indeed something humanity should pursue.

    The findings I presented today change it from impractical to plausible and worth further investigation,” Dr. White tells Space.com. “The additional energy reduction realized by oscillating the bubble intensity is an interesting conjecture that we will enjoy looking at in the lab.”

    Are you ready for travelling at faster than the speed of light ?

    Good use of our tax dollars ?

    Go science !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-18 06:45:11
    Instagram changes its TOS. Now it claims the right to sell your photos without payment and without notification.

    #instagram   #facebook   #photography   #euromaestro  

    The first TOS change since Facebook acquired instagram.  Instragram now claiming a perpetual right to sell your photos without payment or notification.

    Also, there's no way to opt out.

    Read the CNET article.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

    How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Kill Your Account
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/how-to-download-your-instagram-photos-and-kill-your-account/

    You may want to let your friends to know.

    Plus one if you are not happy with Instagram !

    Who owns your photos ?  You or Instagram ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-18 06:45:11
    Instagram changes its TOS. Now it claims the right to sell your photos without payment and without notification.

    #instagram   #facebook   #photography   #euromaestro  

    The first TOS change since Facebook acquired instagram.  Instragram now claiming a perpetual right to sell your photos without payment or notification.

    Also, there's no way to opt out.

    Read the CNET article.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

    How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Kill Your Account
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/how-to-download-your-instagram-photos-and-kill-your-account/

    You may want to let your friends to know.

    Plus one if you are not happy with Instagram !

    Who owns your photos ?  You or Instagram ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-13 15:02:05
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  

    Tributes to Aaron most welcomed in the comments !

    Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach

    So says the family of Aaron Swartz in a statement.  Aaron 26 was found dead, he had hanged himself the coroner reports.

    His family also said :

    He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.

    A victory for the US justice system ?

    The US justice system no longer has to worry about the threat posed by Aaron Swartz the 26 year old who co-authored RSS at the age of 14 and was an early developer of Reddit. He was a champion of internet freedom and battled against SOPA.  He was also a fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics  

    The US Justice system was pursuing him with 13 felony accounts threatening him with a fine of 1 million dollars and more than 35 years in prison if convicted.

    His crime ?
    Downloading academic journal articles with the intent of sharing them online for free with others.

    Alex Stamos, CEO of Artemis Internet, is a computer forensics investigator employed by the Swartz legal defense as an expert witness. On January 12, 2012, he posted a summary of the expert testimony he was prepared to present in the JSTOR case, concluding "I know a criminal hack when I see it, and Aaron’s downloading of [academic] journal articles from an unlocked closet is not an offense worth 35 years in jail."

    Lawrence Lessig, an attorney and friend of Aaron's, called his prosecution an abuse of proportionality and said "the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a felon.

    =========================================
    Echos of Nick Starr.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/fashion/04twitter.html?pagewanted=all

    Reminds me of the Blair Newmann story
    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/26/weekinreview/ideas-trends-programmed-for-life-and-death.html?src=pm
    =========================================

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the European inventor of the World Wide Web - commemorated Mr Swartz in a Twitter post: "Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep."

    Today I weep.  This is truly a loss for us all.

    See the long form of Sir Tim Berners-Lee tribute
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    What will we do about this ?

    +Anonymous left a tribute for Aaron Swartz on a MIT page that was hacked saying : 

    Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for - freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it - enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing - an ideal that we should all support.

    Anonymous also used the following hashtags :
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec  

    +Roger Clark said 
    Rest well young brother.  Your ascension will not go unnoticed nor your legacy forgotten.  Thank you, brave and noble soul.

    Tributes in the comments most welcomed !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-13 15:02:05
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  

    Tributes to Aaron most welcomed in the comments !

    Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach

    So says the family of Aaron Swartz in a statement.  Aaron 26 was found dead, he had hanged himself the coroner reports.

    His family also said :

    He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.

    A victory for the US justice system ?

    The US justice system no longer has to worry about the threat posed by Aaron Swartz the 26 year old who co-authored RSS at the age of 14 and was an early developer of Reddit. He was a champion of internet freedom and battled against SOPA.  He was also a fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics  

    The US Justice system was pursuing him with 13 felony accounts threatening him with a fine of 1 million dollars and more than 35 years in prison if convicted.

    His crime ?
    Downloading academic journal articles with the intent of sharing them online for free with others.

    Alex Stamos, CEO of Artemis Internet, is a computer forensics investigator employed by the Swartz legal defense as an expert witness. On January 12, 2012, he posted a summary of the expert testimony he was prepared to present in the JSTOR case, concluding "I know a criminal hack when I see it, and Aaron’s downloading of [academic] journal articles from an unlocked closet is not an offense worth 35 years in jail."

    Lawrence Lessig, an attorney and friend of Aaron's, called his prosecution an abuse of proportionality and said "the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a felon.

    =========================================
    Echos of Nick Starr.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/fashion/04twitter.html?pagewanted=all

    Reminds me of the Blair Newmann story
    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/26/weekinreview/ideas-trends-programmed-for-life-and-death.html?src=pm
    =========================================

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the European inventor of the World Wide Web - commemorated Mr Swartz in a Twitter post: "Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep."

    Today I weep.  This is truly a loss for us all.

    See the long form of Sir Tim Berners-Lee tribute
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    What will we do about this ?

    +Anonymous left a tribute for Aaron Swartz on a MIT page that was hacked saying : 

    Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for - freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it - enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing - an ideal that we should all support.

    Anonymous also used the following hashtags :
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec  

    +Roger Clark said 
    Rest well young brother.  Your ascension will not go unnoticed nor your legacy forgotten.  Thank you, brave and noble soul.

    Tributes in the comments most welcomed !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-18 18:08:31
    How would you like to take courses from MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley for free ?

    #MIT #harvard   #berkeley   #mcgill  
    #onlineeducation   #euromaestro  

    A revolution in Education ?

    Thanks for resharing and the plus ones and the comments.

    The post now has well over 400 000 views !

    You guys rock !

    Not only are these courses from some of the top universities in the world offered for free but they are open to anyone and everyone anywhere in the world.  

    There is no charge and there are no entrance requirements. 

    The university also provides a certificate with successful completion. 

    Last year I wrote about MITx, MIT's online program that has the potential to revolutionize education.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/B7nzEyrhvK5

    Now the program has been expanded to several universities.
    https://www.edx.org/

    Are you ready to get your certificate from MIT, Harvard or Berkeley ? 

    Will this revolutionize University Education ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-18 18:08:31
    How would you like to take courses from MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley for free ?

    #MIT #harvard   #berkeley   #mcgill  
    #onlineeducation   #euromaestro  

    A revolution in Education ?

    Thanks for resharing and the plus ones and the comments.

    The post now has well over 400 000 views !

    You guys rock !

    Not only are these courses from some of the top universities in the world offered for free but they are open to anyone and everyone anywhere in the world.  

    There is no charge and there are no entrance requirements. 

    The university also provides a certificate with successful completion. 

    Last year I wrote about MITx, MIT's online program that has the potential to revolutionize education.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/B7nzEyrhvK5

    Now the program has been expanded to several universities.
    https://www.edx.org/

    Are you ready to get your certificate from MIT, Harvard or Berkeley ? 

    Will this revolutionize University Education ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-11 13:56:13
    Carbon Dioxide Reaches the Highest Level ever in Human History

    #globalwarming #carbondioxide #climatechange 
    #sciencesunday #euromaestro 

    Congratulations to mankind, we have managed to set a new record.

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a new high obtaining 400 parts per million.  This concentration level is substantially higher than the pre-industrial levels which varied between 180 and 280 parts per million. 

    The scientific consensus largely attributes this substantial rise to anthropogenic sources.  (That mean us). 

    The data in the chart is gathered from the NOAA, a US government agency that has monitored carbon dioxide levels continually since 1959 from an observatory in Hawaii. 

    It is true that in Earth's history, there have been higher levels of Carbon Dioxide but this has not been the case for at least 3 million years prior to the arrival of humans. 

    In the BBC article,  Sir Brian Hoskins, the head of climate change at the UK-based Royal Society, says the figure should *jolt governments into action
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22491491

    The New York Times says that climate-change contrarians, who have little scientific credibility but are politically influential in Washington, point out that carbon dioxide represents only a tiny fraction of the air — as of Thursday’s reading, exactly 0.04 percent. 

    “The CO2 levels in the atmosphere are rather undramatic,” a Republican congressman from California, Dana Rohrabacher, said in a Congressional hearing several years ago.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html

    Be sure to read the New York times article and the BBC article for more information. 

    I'll be setting up a hangout show to disucss climatie change with +Noah Diffenbaugh and other scientisits sometime soon.

    Let me know if you would like to participate or have questions about climate change for the show. 

    Should we be concerned ?

    What should we be doing about this ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-11 13:56:13
    Carbon Dioxide Reaches the Highest Level ever in Human History

    #globalwarming #carbondioxide #climatechange 
    #sciencesunday #euromaestro 

    Congratulations to mankind, we have managed to set a new record.

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a new high obtaining 400 parts per million.  This concentration level is substantially higher than the pre-industrial levels which varied between 180 and 280 parts per million. 

    The scientific consensus largely attributes this substantial rise to anthropogenic sources.  (That mean us). 

    The data in the chart is gathered from the NOAA, a US government agency that has monitored carbon dioxide levels continually since 1959 from an observatory in Hawaii. 

    It is true that in Earth's history, there have been higher levels of Carbon Dioxide but this has not been the case for at least 3 million years prior to the arrival of humans. 

    In the BBC article,  Sir Brian Hoskins, the head of climate change at the UK-based Royal Society, says the figure should *jolt governments into action
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22491491

    The New York Times says that climate-change contrarians, who have little scientific credibility but are politically influential in Washington, point out that carbon dioxide represents only a tiny fraction of the air — as of Thursday’s reading, exactly 0.04 percent. 

    “The CO2 levels in the atmosphere are rather undramatic,” a Republican congressman from California, Dana Rohrabacher, said in a Congressional hearing several years ago.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html

    Be sure to read the New York times article and the BBC article for more information. 

    I'll be setting up a hangout show to disucss climatie change with +Noah Diffenbaugh and other scientisits sometime soon.

    Let me know if you would like to participate or have questions about climate change for the show. 

    Should we be concerned ?

    What should we be doing about this ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-24 15:54:31
    Look ma, it's a UFO! No, it's the comeback of the Airship!

    #airtravel   #airship   #technology   #futuretech   #euromaestro  

    Travel by airship has had a bad name ever since the Hindenberg days.

    The Hindenburg was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship. Thirty-six people died in an accident, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937

    See the Hindenburg crash.
    Hindenburg Disaster Real Footage (1937) [HD]

    Now a company called Aeros wants to bring the days of the Airship back.
    http://www.aeroscraft.com/#/aeroscraft/4567337667

    New technology allows the new airship to overcome some of the problems of the old airship designs. 

    The biggest advancement is the buoyancy management system that allows the vehicle to operate autonomously - without the hundreds of people that you saw grabbing the Zeppelin type airships.

    They are able to control the buoyancy, and the airship can come to the ground and land vertically as well as take off vertically.  The company claims that it is the biggest advancement over the last 100 years.

    Read more about on the BBC website.
    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120921-lighter-than-air-craft-rises

    So you have the advantage of luxury with a cruising speed of 200 km/h.  

    How would you like fly in my beautiful balloon ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-24 15:54:31
    Look ma, it's a UFO! No, it's the comeback of the Airship!

    #airtravel   #airship   #technology   #futuretech   #euromaestro  

    Travel by airship has had a bad name ever since the Hindenberg days.

    The Hindenburg was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship. Thirty-six people died in an accident, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937

    See the Hindenburg crash.
    Hindenburg Disaster Real Footage (1937) [HD]

    Now a company called Aeros wants to bring the days of the Airship back.
    http://www.aeroscraft.com/#/aeroscraft/4567337667

    New technology allows the new airship to overcome some of the problems of the old airship designs. 

    The biggest advancement is the buoyancy management system that allows the vehicle to operate autonomously - without the hundreds of people that you saw grabbing the Zeppelin type airships.

    They are able to control the buoyancy, and the airship can come to the ground and land vertically as well as take off vertically.  The company claims that it is the biggest advancement over the last 100 years.

    Read more about on the BBC website.
    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120921-lighter-than-air-craft-rises

    So you have the advantage of luxury with a cruising speed of 200 km/h.  

    How would you like fly in my beautiful balloon ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-01-08 19:34:52
    We, the SOPA opponents, don't matter !

    So says Rep Lamar Smith

    Let's show him that he's wrong.

    https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=z12gcfbopvfzgjlh404cgny4io2ajjpov3w

    Please share.

    +Stop SOPA
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-20 17:26:39
    Robot restaurant opens in China !

    #futuretech   #sciencesunday   #robots   #foodies   #euromaestro  

    The chefs are robots.  The waiters are robots.  The greeting staff are robots.

    The clients are humans.

    Robot Restaurant staffs a total of 20 robots as waiters, cooks and busboys

    The Robot Restaurant opened in Harbin in June and has taken the F&B industry in China further into the mechanized world.  

    Upon arrival, Usher Robot welcomes customers to the restaurant and directs them to the seating area. Patrons can then place their order, which is relayed by humans to one of the four the robot chefs who are able to cook various styles of dumplings and noodles. The robot chefs even determine the temperature and ingredients for each dish and usually take about 3 minutes to prepare the average order. These robot chefs are no slouches either. The kitchen staff is able to prepare a menu of over 30 dishes--perfect for a family dinner.

    Waitress robots carry the food to customers by following a track that uses sensors placed under the floor for spatial awareness. Additionally, each robot comes equipped with its own sensors, helping it to avoid obstructions such as a kid that's in its way.

    The robots were designed and built by a local firm, the Harbin Haohai Robot Company. Each robot costs between 200,000 to 300,000 Chinese yuan (US$31,500 – US$47,000) with an additional 5 million yuan (US$790,000) invested into the restaurant itself. With the average Robot Restaurant meal costing less than 62 yuan (US$10), the restaurant is not meant to earn Harbin Haohai money. Instead, it turns out the restaurant is just a brilliant piece of marketing.

    Read the full article on cnet
    http://asia.cnet.com/harbins-robot-restaurant-62220157.htm

    Not sure if these robots are able to compete yet with the likes of +Larry Fournillier +Chef Dennis Littley +Chef Brian Henry or other human chefs but it's quite a novelty and the meals are very inexpensive.  

    More photos and clips available in the article.

    Would you dine at a robot restaurant ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-20 17:26:39
    Robot restaurant opens in China !

    #futuretech   #sciencesunday   #robots   #foodies   #euromaestro  

    The chefs are robots.  The waiters are robots.  The greeting staff are robots.

    The clients are humans.

    Robot Restaurant staffs a total of 20 robots as waiters, cooks and busboys

    The Robot Restaurant opened in Harbin in June and has taken the F&B industry in China further into the mechanized world.  

    Upon arrival, Usher Robot welcomes customers to the restaurant and directs them to the seating area. Patrons can then place their order, which is relayed by humans to one of the four the robot chefs who are able to cook various styles of dumplings and noodles. The robot chefs even determine the temperature and ingredients for each dish and usually take about 3 minutes to prepare the average order. These robot chefs are no slouches either. The kitchen staff is able to prepare a menu of over 30 dishes--perfect for a family dinner.

    Waitress robots carry the food to customers by following a track that uses sensors placed under the floor for spatial awareness. Additionally, each robot comes equipped with its own sensors, helping it to avoid obstructions such as a kid that's in its way.

    The robots were designed and built by a local firm, the Harbin Haohai Robot Company. Each robot costs between 200,000 to 300,000 Chinese yuan (US$31,500 – US$47,000) with an additional 5 million yuan (US$790,000) invested into the restaurant itself. With the average Robot Restaurant meal costing less than 62 yuan (US$10), the restaurant is not meant to earn Harbin Haohai money. Instead, it turns out the restaurant is just a brilliant piece of marketing.

    Read the full article on cnet
    http://asia.cnet.com/harbins-robot-restaurant-62220157.htm

    Not sure if these robots are able to compete yet with the likes of +Larry Fournillier +Chef Dennis Littley +Chef Brian Henry or other human chefs but it's quite a novelty and the meals are very inexpensive.  

    More photos and clips available in the article.

    Would you dine at a robot restaurant ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-11 19:17:54
    CISPA - It's back !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro   #cispa  
    #justiceforaaronswartz  #antisec #anon  

    It was two months ago today that Aaron Swartz took his life, let's not forget.

    As you know, last year CISPA was withdrawn after a very loud public outcry. Now the legislation is back again. Back without any modifications whatsoever. Is this democracy ?

    In addition to some of the people listed below, the proponents include the +US Chamber of Commerce and the Broadband Association.

    Some of the opponents include +Rackspace, Demand Progress, and the +American Library Association Washington Office and of course +Tim Berners-Lee

    Links to the positions can be found here
    http://readwrite.com/2013/03/11/cispa-supporters-opponents-and-you

    Alan Schoenbaum of +Rackspace wrote a well-thought out article about this.
    http://www.rackspace.com/blog/lets-secure-americas-networks-and-our-privacy/

    Which side of the line are you on ?  
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-11 19:17:54
    CISPA - It's back !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro   #cispa  
    #justiceforaaronswartz  #antisec #anon  

    It was two months ago today that Aaron Swartz took his life, let's not forget.

    As you know, last year CISPA was withdrawn after a very loud public outcry. Now the legislation is back again. Back without any modifications whatsoever. Is this democracy ?

    In addition to some of the people listed below, the proponents include the +US Chamber of Commerce and the Broadband Association.

    Some of the opponents include +Rackspace, Demand Progress, and the +American Library Association Washington Office and of course +Tim Berners-Lee

    Links to the positions can be found here
    http://readwrite.com/2013/03/11/cispa-supporters-opponents-and-you

    Alan Schoenbaum of +Rackspace wrote a well-thought out article about this.
    http://www.rackspace.com/blog/lets-secure-americas-networks-and-our-privacy/

    Which side of the line are you on ?  
  • 267 plusses - 133 comments - 218 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-04-07 22:34:18
    Is Capitalism the answer ?

    Do we need more capitalism ?

    Is it time to look beyond capitalism ?

    What is our duty ?
  • 239 plusses - 131 comments - 190 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-04-08 19:09:15
    E = mc²

    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Sure you know this equation but can you prove it?

    If yes, can you prove it in less than 60 seconds ?

    If not, watch the clip for the proof in only 60 seconds.
  • 273 plusses - 66 comments - 181 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-03-23 10:01:12
    How efficient is your light bulb ? Can it beat 230 % efficiency ?

    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    That's right an LED with 230% efficiency. That means that it produces twice as much energy as it consumes.

    How is that possible, you might ask.

    Thanks to +Eddie Curtis for finding this. Looking for a new user to circle ? Consider this one, he has less than 100 followers.

    Read about the work by the physicists at MIT.
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  • Euro Maestro2013-04-19 21:50:18
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Over 100 reshares 5 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    ===========================================================================

    Join me in welcoming +Patrick McFarlane to Google Plus
     https://plus.google.com/u/0/116914067631561457761/posts

    Patrick is an artist who I have added to this week’s circle after discovering his music via +steph wanamaker and +imassera

    Patrick has fewer than 30 followers, I hope you join me in giving him a warm welcome

    Be sure to follow imassera for more news.
    http://www.imassera.com

    ===========================================================================

    Are you a non-profit looking for some funding ?

    You can apply here for funding by the +littlebigfund started by +carter Gibson
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R_ful4dkEJDCAjof6vtzz4Nmetbe_7-M5nnYKAYHzSE/viewform

    ===========================================================================

    Congrats to +marques brownlee aka MKBHD who was number 1 this week

    Watch my spotlight interview of MKBHD on youtube and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it 
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    ===========================================================================

    CISPA is back !

    US House of Representatives passes CISPA again !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/108152252385291870699/posts/63i3yZVBEsT

    Interesting posts this week by +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Farran Lee, and +Alexis Ohanian

    Perhaps it is time to restart the +internet freedom page +Wendy Cockcroft +Ann McPherson  

    ============================================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    =============================================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?
    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    =============================================================================

    My plans for this month

    Go to Berlin for #nextconf next Tuesday and Wednesday
    http://nextberlin.eu/

    If you need tickets for this conference in Berlin, let me know and I can get you a deep discount.

    Go to Amsterdam for the #nextweb conference next Thursday and Friday
    http://thenextweb.com/conference/europe/

    Some great speakers will be there including +Loic LeMeur and +Robert Scoble.

    If you will be in Berlin or Amsterdam, let’s meet up, drop me a line in the comments

    =============================================================================
      
    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Watch my spotlight interview of MKBHD on youtube and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it 
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Sorry for the delay in this post and expressing my outrage, I lost 6 hours of work due to a computer that needs to be replaced ASAP

    Thanks for your understanding and please accept my apologies

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-04-19 21:50:18
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Over 100 reshares 5 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    ===========================================================================

    Join me in welcoming +Patrick McFarlane to Google Plus
     https://plus.google.com/u/0/116914067631561457761/posts

    Patrick is an artist who I have added to this week’s circle after discovering his music via +steph wanamaker and +imassera

    Patrick has fewer than 30 followers, I hope you join me in giving him a warm welcome

    Be sure to follow imassera for more news.
    http://www.imassera.com

    ===========================================================================

    Are you a non-profit looking for some funding ?

    You can apply here for funding by the +littlebigfund started by +carter Gibson
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R_ful4dkEJDCAjof6vtzz4Nmetbe_7-M5nnYKAYHzSE/viewform

    ===========================================================================

    Congrats to +marques brownlee aka MKBHD who was number 1 this week

    Watch my spotlight interview of MKBHD on youtube and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it 
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    ===========================================================================

    CISPA is back !

    US House of Representatives passes CISPA again !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/108152252385291870699/posts/63i3yZVBEsT

    Interesting posts this week by +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Farran Lee, and +Alexis Ohanian

    Perhaps it is time to restart the +internet freedom page +Wendy Cockcroft +Ann McPherson  

    ============================================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    =============================================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?
    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    =============================================================================

    My plans for this month

    Go to Berlin for #nextconf next Tuesday and Wednesday
    http://nextberlin.eu/

    If you need tickets for this conference in Berlin, let me know and I can get you a deep discount.

    Go to Amsterdam for the #nextweb conference next Thursday and Friday
    http://thenextweb.com/conference/europe/

    Some great speakers will be there including +Loic LeMeur and +Robert Scoble.

    If you will be in Berlin or Amsterdam, let’s meet up, drop me a line in the comments

    =============================================================================
      
    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Watch my spotlight interview of MKBHD on youtube and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it 
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Sorry for the delay in this post and expressing my outrage, I lost 6 hours of work due to a computer that needs to be replaced ASAP

    Thanks for your understanding and please accept my apologies

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-18 02:16:32
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    #sharedcircles         #top500         #ff         #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro         #sundayseven     #weeklyreview  

    Over 100 reshares 8 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.
    ======================================================

    *YouTube Videos

    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now to see more
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro

    See Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian answer your questions
    Alexis Ohanian spotlight by Euro Maestro

    Video is not on YouTube channel due to bug, if anyone knows how to fix it, let me know.

    My top 3 YouTube videos so far, please give a thumbs up on YouTube if you like them

    Robert Scoble talking about Google Glass with me in Berlin
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    Andrew Vanden Heuvel using Google Glass to teach physics by going to CERN
    Google Glass Exploration

    My spotlight interview with YouTube tech start Marques Brownlee MKBHD
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Let me know in the comments what you would like to see in future YouTube videos or who else I should be interviewing.

    ======================================================

    Google I/O 2013

    Great sources for information

    Google Developpers YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleDevelopers?feature=wat

    +Louis Gray and +GDL 

    Watch Louis Gray on GDL showcasing Blink
    Google Developers Live at I/O 2013 - Blink and Your Browser

    ======================================================

    Alexis Ohanian has new book coming out called
    Without their permission
    If I were you, I would try to pre-order now
    http://withouttheirpermission.com/

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    ======================================================

    People to check out

    +Paul Roustan is an artist and photographer to check out recommended by +Rodney Pike 

    Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116305230840456935214

    ======================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?

    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    ======================================================

    Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive

    +Jack C Crawford  +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee  

    Special thanks also to those who have helped me so much with video and hangouts on air

    Mike Downes Robert Redl Ronnie Bincer Sarah Hill

    ======================================================

    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-18 02:16:32
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    #sharedcircles         #top500         #ff         #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro         #sundayseven     #weeklyreview  

    Over 100 reshares 8 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.
    ======================================================

    *YouTube Videos

    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now to see more
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro

    See Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian answer your questions
    Alexis Ohanian spotlight by Euro Maestro

    Video is not on YouTube channel due to bug, if anyone knows how to fix it, let me know.

    My top 3 YouTube videos so far, please give a thumbs up on YouTube if you like them

    Robert Scoble talking about Google Glass with me in Berlin
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    Andrew Vanden Heuvel using Google Glass to teach physics by going to CERN
    Google Glass Exploration

    My spotlight interview with YouTube tech start Marques Brownlee MKBHD
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Let me know in the comments what you would like to see in future YouTube videos or who else I should be interviewing.

    ======================================================

    Google I/O 2013

    Great sources for information

    Google Developpers YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleDevelopers?feature=wat

    +Louis Gray and +GDL 

    Watch Louis Gray on GDL showcasing Blink
    Google Developers Live at I/O 2013 - Blink and Your Browser

    ======================================================

    Alexis Ohanian has new book coming out called
    Without their permission
    If I were you, I would try to pre-order now
    http://withouttheirpermission.com/

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    ======================================================

    People to check out

    +Paul Roustan is an artist and photographer to check out recommended by +Rodney Pike 

    Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116305230840456935214

    ======================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?

    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    ======================================================

    Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive

    +Jack C Crawford  +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee  

    Special thanks also to those who have helped me so much with video and hangouts on air

    Mike Downes Robert Redl Ronnie Bincer Sarah Hill

    ======================================================

    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-15 19:33:09
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !
    And the confessions of Euro Maestro.

    #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff    #euromaestrocircles
     
    #euromaestro     #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

    Many thanks to Circlecount for making this possible.

    What is page rank ?
    Well, there have been some posts this week talking about pagerank. 

    There's a site where presumably you can check out the pagerank for any url.
    www.prchecker.net 

    I have no idea if there is any accuracy to it but these are some sample results taken from that site. 

    Name Score

    Barack Obama 7

    Danny Sullivan 6
    Euro Maestro 6
    Guy Kawasaki 6
    Jamie Oliver 6
    Jeff Jarvis 6
    Larry Page 6
    Robert Scoble 6
    +Sarah Hill 6
    Vic Gundotra 6

    Amanda Blain 5
    Arianna Huffington 5
    Brittney Spears 5
    Dalai Lama 5
    Gina Trapani 5
    Kim Kardashian 5
    Klaus Herrmann 5
    Linda Lawrey 5
    Mike Elgan 5
    Paris Hilton 5
    Trey Ratcliff 5
    William Shatner 5

    Alida Brandenburg 4
    Carter Gibson 4
    Fraser Cain 4
    George Stephanopoulos 4
    Michelle Marie 4
    Robbie Williams 4
    Ron Clifford 4

    Harbhajan Singh 3

    Amit Agarwal 1

    If you find someone with a score of 7 or higher, let me know.

    In other news
    Samsung has released its new smartphone with some interesting features.
    The ability to take two photos or two videos at once (front and back cameras) and also eye tracking capabilities. 

    Will this Samsung phone finally dethrone Apple's iPhone ?

    The top photographers this week
    +Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  
    Still working on an automated list for this. Stay tuned. 

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France
    http://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Congrats to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    Congrats also to +Luke Mulvey who shot up in the rankings this week. 

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    What are these confessions of which you speak ?
    I realized I left out a lot of people last week in the circle, so sorry ! 

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    I hope everyone had a fantastic pi day yesterday, please tell me what kind of pie you had, I had a nice slice of apple pie !

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :) (guess I'm smiling already)

    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
  • 162 plusses - 300 comments - 83 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-03-15 19:33:09
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !
    And the confessions of Euro Maestro.

    #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff    #euromaestrocircles
     
    #euromaestro     #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

    Many thanks to Circlecount for making this possible.

    What is page rank ?
    Well, there have been some posts this week talking about pagerank. 

    There's a site where presumably you can check out the pagerank for any url.
    www.prchecker.net 

    I have no idea if there is any accuracy to it but these are some sample results taken from that site. 

    Name Score

    Barack Obama 7

    Danny Sullivan 6
    Euro Maestro 6
    Guy Kawasaki 6
    Jamie Oliver 6
    Jeff Jarvis 6
    Larry Page 6
    Robert Scoble 6
    +Sarah Hill 6
    Vic Gundotra 6

    Amanda Blain 5
    Arianna Huffington 5
    Brittney Spears 5
    Dalai Lama 5
    Gina Trapani 5
    Kim Kardashian 5
    Klaus Herrmann 5
    Linda Lawrey 5
    Mike Elgan 5
    Paris Hilton 5
    Trey Ratcliff 5
    William Shatner 5

    Alida Brandenburg 4
    Carter Gibson 4
    Fraser Cain 4
    George Stephanopoulos 4
    Michelle Marie 4
    Robbie Williams 4
    Ron Clifford 4

    Harbhajan Singh 3

    Amit Agarwal 1

    If you find someone with a score of 7 or higher, let me know.

    In other news
    Samsung has released its new smartphone with some interesting features.
    The ability to take two photos or two videos at once (front and back cameras) and also eye tracking capabilities. 

    Will this Samsung phone finally dethrone Apple's iPhone ?

    The top photographers this week
    +Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  
    Still working on an automated list for this. Stay tuned. 

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France
    http://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Congrats to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    Congrats also to +Luke Mulvey who shot up in the rankings this week. 

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    What are these confessions of which you speak ?
    I realized I left out a lot of people last week in the circle, so sorry ! 

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    I hope everyone had a fantastic pi day yesterday, please tell me what kind of pie you had, I had a nice slice of apple pie !

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :) (guess I'm smiling already)

    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
  • 162 plusses - 300 comments - 83 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-03-09 10:46:40
    Who can I put in my interaction circle ?

    Hi, it's Friday, almost noon in Europe, the day to share circles.

    I'm looking to create an interaction circle. I have about 100 people already but I would like to add some more.

    I'm looking for people that actually read posts, write comments, share posts, and even write posts.

    If this is you, tell me. If you know someone like this, mention them.

    Then I can add those people to the circle shared later today.
  • 116 plusses - 483 comments - 20 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-03-22 22:52:58
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

    Many thanks to +CircleCount  for making this possible.

    Who improved the most this week ?
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswhoraise/

    What is page rank ? (continued)

    Who has the highest page rank on Google Plus ? 
    See my page rank 6 circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/AGqA4Lkb4fJ

    Want to calculate the page rank yourself ? 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/RdZ25DRduYQ

    Read more about page rank with +Joshua Berg's  4 part series.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/110133760398936676625/posts/7zmCRMP7Uro

    See what +Timothy Coxon has to say about it
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/117813201840208779548/posts/ckiKkA1fNQt

    +Mark Traphagen discusses Author Rank with +Max Minzer in this hangout
    Author Rank: Facts & Fiction with Mark Traphagen - Max Impact Ep. 025

    Using Google Plus for Business ? 
    Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    Do you want to create a Google Plus community or build one up ? 
    Then you should check out this great tutorial by +martin shervington 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114918475211209783081/posts/SZXj5J7qEHZ

    +Jaana Nyström  has found a great tool for twitter users.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/PZrozcgSs6f

    Speaking of cool tools, be sure to check out the circlescope premium Chrome extension by +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh 

    YouTube has more than 1 billion regular users !
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21874329

    Go YouTube !

    Photography news

    The top photographers this week
    +Rinus Bakker   +Mike Shaw   +Trey Ratcliff   
    Still working on an automated list for this. Stay tuned. 

    Check out Rinus Bakker 's latest initiative, Best Top Photographer Community which promotes only the best.
    The amazing popular and fast growing +BTP Editor's Choice and +BTP Daily Highligt  are the flagships to add. 
    BTP has also daily photography related events .All info is on the community page at: http://goo.gl/lTp2T

    Check out +Jordan Oram’s interview of +Jason Joseph
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114728245424310221692/posts/3s1dJAjZwjf


    Science News

    +Onkar Singh Gujral  has been doing some interesting work in AI and has won the ISEF award.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/110691508233801418831/posts/V7B4GkVM3qt

    Check out Thorium as a source for nuclear power, clip posted by +Daniel Ely Rankin 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109596373340495798827/posts/ehmv46XZWxN

    Or read this post by +Stephen Boyd 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/106786846046401057729/posts/HzdzWvJK3g4

    Go science ! 

    Charity News

    Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty. They support a number of projects in India, Africa, Brazil as well as projects in the UK.

    +Lord Parker helped organize a mass harlem shake for Holyrood Academy in Somerset for Comic Relief. http://www.comicrelief.com .

    Check out the video at http://youtu.be/pV8Kn1u2i0M

    +Carter Gibson will be starting up a charity soon called the LittleBigFund, check it out.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarterGibson/posts/gircixjYU46

    Good News

    You can take online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and more for free ! 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9Gcpy9VBGRS

    Don’t forget to congratulate +Moritz Tolxdorff  and +steph wanamaker on their new jobs if you haven’t already done so. 

    Also don’t forget about CISPA and Aaron Swartz,
    CISPA is back !
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/75eEbgLud7K


    Also congratulations to +Marques Brownlee  and +Amanda Blain  pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    =========================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Denmark
    http://www.circlecount.com/dk/euromaestrowhoswho/
    (Yes, I remembered).

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France
    http://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    =========================================================

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro


    Sorry for this post being so late.

    Yesterday I was in Geneva to visit a great Swiss photographer +Klaus Binder 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/fdah7xbqAhn

    Plus my computer is dying. If anyone wants to send me a powerful computer, let me know.  

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :) (guess I'm smiling already)

    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
  • 190 plusses - 194 comments - 102 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-03-22 22:52:58
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

    Many thanks to +CircleCount  for making this possible.

    Who improved the most this week ?
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswhoraise/

    What is page rank ? (continued)

    Who has the highest page rank on Google Plus ? 
    See my page rank 6 circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/AGqA4Lkb4fJ

    Want to calculate the page rank yourself ? 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/RdZ25DRduYQ

    Read more about page rank with +Joshua Berg's  4 part series.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/110133760398936676625/posts/7zmCRMP7Uro

    See what +Timothy Coxon has to say about it
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/117813201840208779548/posts/ckiKkA1fNQt

    +Mark Traphagen discusses Author Rank with +Max Minzer in this hangout
    Author Rank: Facts & Fiction with Mark Traphagen - Max Impact Ep. 025

    Using Google Plus for Business ? 
    Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    Do you want to create a Google Plus community or build one up ? 
    Then you should check out this great tutorial by +martin shervington 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114918475211209783081/posts/SZXj5J7qEHZ

    +Jaana Nyström  has found a great tool for twitter users.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/PZrozcgSs6f

    Speaking of cool tools, be sure to check out the circlescope premium Chrome extension by +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh 

    YouTube has more than 1 billion regular users !
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21874329

    Go YouTube !

    Photography news

    The top photographers this week
    +Rinus Bakker   +Mike Shaw   +Trey Ratcliff   
    Still working on an automated list for this. Stay tuned. 

    Check out Rinus Bakker 's latest initiative, Best Top Photographer Community which promotes only the best.
    The amazing popular and fast growing +BTP Editor's Choice and +BTP Daily Highligt  are the flagships to add. 
    BTP has also daily photography related events .All info is on the community page at: http://goo.gl/lTp2T

    Check out +Jordan Oram’s interview of +Jason Joseph
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114728245424310221692/posts/3s1dJAjZwjf


    Science News

    +Onkar Singh Gujral  has been doing some interesting work in AI and has won the ISEF award.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/110691508233801418831/posts/V7B4GkVM3qt

    Check out Thorium as a source for nuclear power, clip posted by +Daniel Ely Rankin 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109596373340495798827/posts/ehmv46XZWxN

    Or read this post by +Stephen Boyd 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/106786846046401057729/posts/HzdzWvJK3g4

    Go science ! 

    Charity News

    Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty. They support a number of projects in India, Africa, Brazil as well as projects in the UK.

    +Lord Parker helped organize a mass harlem shake for Holyrood Academy in Somerset for Comic Relief. http://www.comicrelief.com .

    Check out the video at http://youtu.be/pV8Kn1u2i0M

    +Carter Gibson will be starting up a charity soon called the LittleBigFund, check it out.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarterGibson/posts/gircixjYU46

    Good News

    You can take online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and more for free ! 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9Gcpy9VBGRS

    Don’t forget to congratulate +Moritz Tolxdorff  and +steph wanamaker on their new jobs if you haven’t already done so. 

    Also don’t forget about CISPA and Aaron Swartz,
    CISPA is back !
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/75eEbgLud7K


    Also congratulations to +Marques Brownlee  and +Amanda Blain  pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    =========================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Denmark
    http://www.circlecount.com/dk/euromaestrowhoswho/
    (Yes, I remembered).

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France
    http://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    =========================================================

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro


    Sorry for this post being so late.

    Yesterday I was in Geneva to visit a great Swiss photographer +Klaus Binder 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/fdah7xbqAhn

    Plus my computer is dying. If anyone wants to send me a powerful computer, let me know.  

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :) (guess I'm smiling already)

    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
  • 190 plusses - 194 comments - 102 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-04-30 19:20:56
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles        #top500        #ff        #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro        #sundayseven    #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Over 100 reshares 6 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    =========================================================

    What I was up to last week

    No, it's not Friday, it's Tuesday but I was at two tech conferences last week, #nextconf in Berlin and #tnw2013 conference in Amsterdam for #nextweb so I wasn't able to do my post last Friday. 

    However, I did get to play with Google Glass for a few days as +Robert Scoble  brought glass to Europe. 

    Watch the press conference where Robert Scoble answers my questions about privacy

    Please give the video a thumbs up if you like it
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    I will be uploading the full press conference over 40 minutes to http://www.imassera.com later this week. 

    I also got the chance to meet, speak to, and interview many people at these two conferences this week. 

    These people included the crown Prince of the Netherlands (he is the King of the Netherlands as of today), Bruce Sterling, Stephen Wolfram, Robert Scoble, Loîc Le Meur, Gary Shapiro, Dan Siroker; Ryan Holliday, and Kei Shimada among so many others. 

    I’ll be uploading posts and videos about these people over the next week. 

    =========================================================

    Some people to add

    +Patrick McFarlane  +Chris Beveridge +Marc Belley  +Lori Friedrich 
    Join me in welcoming Patrick McFarlane to Google Plus
     https://plus.google.com/u/0/116914067631561457761/posts

    Patrick is an artist who I have added to this week’s circle after discovering his music via +steph wanamaker and +imassera 

    Patrick had fewer than 30 followers just last week, I hope you join me in giving him a warm welcome

    Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116305230840456935214

    Eric Law has started a community about hangouts. 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149

    Marc Belley is an official spacepriest and the person to add if you want intelligent discussion in your stream.   

    Lori Friedrich started a new weekly HOA show last Friday, I missed it unfortunately but be sure to watch it this week. 

    =========================================================

    Some people to congratulate this week

    +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain who have consistently taken the number 1 and 2 spots for hightest engagement. 

    Watch my spotlight interview of MKBHD on youtube and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it 
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    =========================================================

    The Webby Awards – the Oscars for the internet

    Congratulations to +John Butterill for winning a webby award for +Virtual Photo Walks™  

    Congratulations Alexis Ohanian as +Hipmunk won a webby award for travel 

    =========================================================

    CISPA is dead (again) !

    The US Senate rejects CISPA again !

    Congratulations +Alexis Ohanian and all the fans of +INTERNET FREEDOM  

    =========================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    =========================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?

    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    =========================================================

    Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive

    +Jack C Crawford  +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee  

    =========================================================

    Many thanks to the BBC who included me on a panel to talk about space exploration. 

    You can read the article below and click on the embedded video to watch the panel discussion that included your humble correspondent. 

    Should we go to Mars ?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22360228

    Or you can watch the hangout directly here. 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107045876535773972576/posts/cRvTemqaiv4

    =========================================================

    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Two videos to watch and be sure to give a thumbs up if you like

    Watch the Interview of MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee, and give a thumbs up if you like it
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Watch the press conference with Robert Scoble, and give a thumbs up if you like it
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
  • 194 plusses - 186 comments - 98 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-04-30 19:20:56
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles        #top500        #ff        #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro        #sundayseven    #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Over 100 reshares 6 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    =========================================================

    What I was up to last week

    No, it's not Friday, it's Tuesday but I was at two tech conferences last week, #nextconf in Berlin and #tnw2013 conference in Amsterdam for #nextweb so I wasn't able to do my post last Friday. 

    However, I did get to play with Google Glass for a few days as +Robert Scoble  brought glass to Europe. 

    Watch the press conference where Robert Scoble answers my questions about privacy

    Please give the video a thumbs up if you like it
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    I will be uploading the full press conference over 40 minutes to http://www.imassera.com later this week. 

    I also got the chance to meet, speak to, and interview many people at these two conferences this week. 

    These people included the crown Prince of the Netherlands (he is the King of the Netherlands as of today), Bruce Sterling, Stephen Wolfram, Robert Scoble, Loîc Le Meur, Gary Shapiro, Dan Siroker; Ryan Holliday, and Kei Shimada among so many others. 

    I’ll be uploading posts and videos about these people over the next week. 

    =========================================================

    Some people to add

    +Patrick McFarlane  +Chris Beveridge +Marc Belley  +Lori Friedrich 
    Join me in welcoming Patrick McFarlane to Google Plus
     https://plus.google.com/u/0/116914067631561457761/posts

    Patrick is an artist who I have added to this week’s circle after discovering his music via +steph wanamaker and +imassera 

    Patrick had fewer than 30 followers just last week, I hope you join me in giving him a warm welcome

    Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116305230840456935214

    Eric Law has started a community about hangouts. 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149

    Marc Belley is an official spacepriest and the person to add if you want intelligent discussion in your stream.   

    Lori Friedrich started a new weekly HOA show last Friday, I missed it unfortunately but be sure to watch it this week. 

    =========================================================

    Some people to congratulate this week

    +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain who have consistently taken the number 1 and 2 spots for hightest engagement. 

    Watch my spotlight interview of MKBHD on youtube and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it 
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    =========================================================

    The Webby Awards – the Oscars for the internet

    Congratulations to +John Butterill for winning a webby award for +Virtual Photo Walks™  

    Congratulations Alexis Ohanian as +Hipmunk won a webby award for travel 

    =========================================================

    CISPA is dead (again) !

    The US Senate rejects CISPA again !

    Congratulations +Alexis Ohanian and all the fans of +INTERNET FREEDOM  

    =========================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    =========================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?

    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    =========================================================

    Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive

    +Jack C Crawford  +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee  

    =========================================================

    Many thanks to the BBC who included me on a panel to talk about space exploration. 

    You can read the article below and click on the embedded video to watch the panel discussion that included your humble correspondent. 

    Should we go to Mars ?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22360228

    Or you can watch the hangout directly here. 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107045876535773972576/posts/cRvTemqaiv4

    =========================================================

    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Two videos to watch and be sure to give a thumbs up if you like

    Watch the Interview of MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee, and give a thumbs up if you like it
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Watch the press conference with Robert Scoble, and give a thumbs up if you like it
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
  • 194 plusses - 186 comments - 98 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-04-05 19:18:29
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    +Marques Brownlee had the highest engagement this week.
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Watch my spotlight on Marques (aka MKBHD)
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee 

    Watch +Derek Ross and +Chef Dennis Littley discuss the week 
    Euro Maestro's Weekly Roundup

    If you follow politics, you don't want to miss this HOA !
    https://plus.google.com/events/cpomt7ijs347vos8kjhg6tumkq0

    Your favorite White House Liaison, Tim Simons (Jonah) will be joining +Sensible Politics to discuss the new season of VEEP in a live Google+ hangout Thursday, April 11th at 6pm EST (3pm PST).

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can see who had the biggest improvement during the week ?
    www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswhoraise/

    Did you know ...
    You guys reshared this circle over 100 times three weeks in row ! 

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    *Special thanks to +Chris Macidis for all his hard work.

    See who has page rank 5
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/GJEGrShRT5B

    Check out the updated page rank 6 circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/LBgBVHD3aCZ

    Do you enjoy hangouts and especially hangouts on Air ?
    Then you should probably join +the hangout community created by +eric Law
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149 

    Using Google Plus for Business ? 
    Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    Do you have an idea for a startup ?
    Perhaps you are getting ready to launch a new product or service.
    And you want to know how to gain visibility for your seed funding ? 
    Well, you should have been at #devoxxfr to see +Louis Gray gave his talk
    but the next best thing is that Louis has put the deck online
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/9Jn3bDUJfcE


    Are you looking for a tool to help you with circle management ?
    Check out this Chrome extension, Circlescope Premium by  +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh

    Do you want the best information about Android ?
    Then you should be following +Derek Ross
    And of course reading www.androidauthority.com 
    Check out Derek’s great post about Google’s unified chat service.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107538503004482952974/posts/X7PfhirsA8G

    Do you like tech talk ? Especially Linux Talk ?
    You should be following +Liz Quilty who won’t hold anything back.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114228869493885222559/posts/XjLbHGfPn2f 

    Charity News

    +Carter Gibson will be starting up a charity soon called the LittleBigFund, check it out.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarterGibson/posts/gircixjYU46

    Good News

    You can take online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and more for free ! 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9Gcpy9VBGRS


    Also don’t forget about CISPA and Aaron Swartz,
    CISPA is back !
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/75eEbgLud7K


    Also congratulations to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    ============================================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/


    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.


    =============================================================================


    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Special shout outs this week to some people who have shared me in a circle recently : 
    +Linda Dee
    +Dolidh Young
    +Share your circle
    +Ludovic Moreeuw
    +plus your life
    +jan schellenberger
    +Trevor mcghee
    +simona an
    +paul meulman
    +laura sanna
    +Johnny roquemore
    +cesare Ricardo
    +Daniel fontaine
    +steph wanamaker
    +Kimberly hurlbut
    +aaron Weyhrich
    +kyle salewski
    +chris cota
    +Justin matthew
    +Kimberly crawley
    +Foued Jaballah
    +Richard Green
    +Bueller Naris
    +William MItlyng
    +carter Gibson


    *Why not share 7 special people this Sunday ?
    +Louis Gray started a great new tradition where one can share 7 special people with the rest of the Google community, why not give it a try this Sunday ? 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/Nb6sEnDXdX4

    Plus my computer is dying. If anyone wants to send me a powerful computer, let me know.  

    How you can make Euro Maestro smile this week ?

    1. Reshare this post. 
    2. Help me with my monthly tribute to Aaron Swartz on 11 April 
    3. Send me a desperately needed new computer for number crunching 
    4. Follow me on twitter and then tweet me at @euromaestro 
    5. Smile

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :)  I guess I'm smiling already)

    This circle had over 100 reshares three weeks in a row !
     
    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
  • 174 plusses - 219 comments - 91 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-04-05 19:18:29
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    +Marques Brownlee had the highest engagement this week.
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    Watch my spotlight on Marques (aka MKBHD)
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee 

    Watch +Derek Ross and +Chef Dennis Littley discuss the week 
    Euro Maestro's Weekly Roundup

    If you follow politics, you don't want to miss this HOA !
    https://plus.google.com/events/cpomt7ijs347vos8kjhg6tumkq0

    Your favorite White House Liaison, Tim Simons (Jonah) will be joining +Sensible Politics to discuss the new season of VEEP in a live Google+ hangout Thursday, April 11th at 6pm EST (3pm PST).

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can see who had the biggest improvement during the week ?
    www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswhoraise/

    Did you know ...
    You guys reshared this circle over 100 times three weeks in row ! 

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    *Special thanks to +Chris Macidis for all his hard work.

    See who has page rank 5
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/GJEGrShRT5B

    Check out the updated page rank 6 circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/LBgBVHD3aCZ

    Do you enjoy hangouts and especially hangouts on Air ?
    Then you should probably join +the hangout community created by +eric Law
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149 

    Using Google Plus for Business ? 
    Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    Do you have an idea for a startup ?
    Perhaps you are getting ready to launch a new product or service.
    And you want to know how to gain visibility for your seed funding ? 
    Well, you should have been at #devoxxfr to see +Louis Gray gave his talk
    but the next best thing is that Louis has put the deck online
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/9Jn3bDUJfcE


    Are you looking for a tool to help you with circle management ?
    Check out this Chrome extension, Circlescope Premium by  +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh

    Do you want the best information about Android ?
    Then you should be following +Derek Ross
    And of course reading www.androidauthority.com 
    Check out Derek’s great post about Google’s unified chat service.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107538503004482952974/posts/X7PfhirsA8G

    Do you like tech talk ? Especially Linux Talk ?
    You should be following +Liz Quilty who won’t hold anything back.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114228869493885222559/posts/XjLbHGfPn2f 

    Charity News

    +Carter Gibson will be starting up a charity soon called the LittleBigFund, check it out.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarterGibson/posts/gircixjYU46

    Good News

    You can take online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and more for free ! 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9Gcpy9VBGRS


    Also don’t forget about CISPA and Aaron Swartz,
    CISPA is back !
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/75eEbgLud7K


    Also congratulations to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    ============================================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/


    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.


    =============================================================================


    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Special shout outs this week to some people who have shared me in a circle recently : 
    +Linda Dee
    +Dolidh Young
    +Share your circle
    +Ludovic Moreeuw
    +plus your life
    +jan schellenberger
    +Trevor mcghee
    +simona an
    +paul meulman
    +laura sanna
    +Johnny roquemore
    +cesare Ricardo
    +Daniel fontaine
    +steph wanamaker
    +Kimberly hurlbut
    +aaron Weyhrich
    +kyle salewski
    +chris cota
    +Justin matthew
    +Kimberly crawley
    +Foued Jaballah
    +Richard Green
    +Bueller Naris
    +William MItlyng
    +carter Gibson


    *Why not share 7 special people this Sunday ?
    +Louis Gray started a great new tradition where one can share 7 special people with the rest of the Google community, why not give it a try this Sunday ? 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/Nb6sEnDXdX4

    Plus my computer is dying. If anyone wants to send me a powerful computer, let me know.  

    How you can make Euro Maestro smile this week ?

    1. Reshare this post. 
    2. Help me with my monthly tribute to Aaron Swartz on 11 April 
    3. Send me a desperately needed new computer for number crunching 
    4. Follow me on twitter and then tweet me at @euromaestro 
    5. Smile

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :)  I guess I'm smiling already)

    This circle had over 100 reshares three weeks in a row !
     
    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
  • 174 plusses - 219 comments - 91 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-10 22:56:43
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles        #top500        #ff        #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro        #sundayseven    #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Over 100 reshares 7 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    We're back to Friday, well Saturday in Europe but Friday in the States.

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    =========================================================

    What I was up to last week

    I'm trying to kickstart my YouTube channel. 

    I see more integration coming between Google Plus and YouTube and it's definitely something that I want to be part of. I can better share some of the tech that I get to see with all those in the community interested. 

    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now to see more
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro

    My top 3 YouTube videos so far, please give a thumbs up on YouTube if you like them

    Robert Scoble talking about Google Glass with me in Berlin
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    Andrew Vanden Heuvel using Google Glass to teach physics by going to CERN
    Google Glass Exploration

    My spotlight interview with YouTube tech start Marques Brownlee MKBHD
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    My next spotlight interview will be with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit

    Watch the Hangout and ask questions to Alexis Ohanian here
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cutlhpod2hab6ah206388ps6fso

    Let me know in the comments what you would like to see in future YouTube videos or who else I should be interviewing.

    =========================================================

    Let the music play !

    Lori Friedrich interviewed Preston Reed today, check it out
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/105119763784866168573/posts/hLgsUrr8Kvy

    Check out the music of Preston Reed
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109170393627308957355/posts

    Check out the music of Ars Nova
    https://plus.google.com/101439746092215731211/posts 

    Check out the music of  Patrick McFarlane
     https://plus.google.com/u/0/116914067631561457761/posts

    =========================================================

    Get more of Alexis Ohanian

    I will be interviewing Alexis Ohanian next week, ask your questions here
    You can watch the show live here too 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cutlhpod2hab6ah206388ps6fso

    Alexis has new book coming out called
    Without their permission
    If I were you, I would try to pre-orde now
    http://withouttheirpermission.com/

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    =========================================================

    People to check out

    Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116305230840456935214

    Eric Law has started a community about hangouts. 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149

    =========================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    =========================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?

    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    =========================================================

    Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive

    +Jack C Crawford  +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee  

    Special thanks also to those who have helped me so much with video and hangouts on air

    Mike Downes Robert Redl Ronnie Bincer Sarah Hill

    Sarah Hill's post about the hangout with the US Secretary of State
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107323726887023845557/posts/L1AsDBKHJZV

    =========================================================

    Watch the first ever BBC Google Plus Hangout that included me on the panel

    Should we go to Mars ?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22360228

    Or you can watch the hangout directly here
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107045876535773972576/posts/cRvTemqaiv4

    =========================================================

    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Be sure to catch my interview with Alexis Ohanian next week
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cutlhpod2hab6ah206388ps6fso

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-10 22:56:43
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles        #top500        #ff        #euromaestrocircles  
    #euromaestro        #sundayseven    #weeklyreview  

    Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Over 100 reshares 7 weeks in a row, thanks, you guys are awesome !  

    We're back to Friday, well Saturday in Europe but Friday in the States.

    Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this possible.

    =========================================================

    What I was up to last week

    I'm trying to kickstart my YouTube channel. 

    I see more integration coming between Google Plus and YouTube and it's definitely something that I want to be part of. I can better share some of the tech that I get to see with all those in the community interested. 

    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now to see more
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro

    My top 3 YouTube videos so far, please give a thumbs up on YouTube if you like them

    Robert Scoble talking about Google Glass with me in Berlin
    Robert Scoble talks about Google Glass

    Andrew Vanden Heuvel using Google Glass to teach physics by going to CERN
    Google Glass Exploration

    My spotlight interview with YouTube tech start Marques Brownlee MKBHD
    Euro Maestro Spotlight on Marques Brownlee

    My next spotlight interview will be with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit

    Watch the Hangout and ask questions to Alexis Ohanian here
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cutlhpod2hab6ah206388ps6fso

    Let me know in the comments what you would like to see in future YouTube videos or who else I should be interviewing.

    =========================================================

    Let the music play !

    Lori Friedrich interviewed Preston Reed today, check it out
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/105119763784866168573/posts/hLgsUrr8Kvy

    Check out the music of Preston Reed
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109170393627308957355/posts

    Check out the music of Ars Nova
    https://plus.google.com/101439746092215731211/posts 

    Check out the music of  Patrick McFarlane
     https://plus.google.com/u/0/116914067631561457761/posts

    =========================================================

    Get more of Alexis Ohanian

    I will be interviewing Alexis Ohanian next week, ask your questions here
    You can watch the show live here too 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cutlhpod2hab6ah206388ps6fso

    Alexis has new book coming out called
    Without their permission
    If I were you, I would try to pre-orde now
    http://withouttheirpermission.com/

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the other spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Who would you like to see in the spotlight next ?

    =========================================================

    People to check out

    Chris Beveridge is an Android Apps developer working on an app to track lost pets. He’s a big animal lover and even has his own community (AnimalFan.net) and he created the hashtag #puglove
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116305230840456935214

    Eric Law has started a community about hangouts. 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149

    =========================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    =========================================================

    What’s the new dance craze ?

    I hear that this dance is going to be bigger than the Harlem Shake and Gangnam style*

    The penguin flip ! by +swift beats 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107631198271395376028/posts/Y2Ekn7E1pat

    =========================================================

    Shoutouts to people who have been so supportive

    +Jack C Crawford  +Meg Tufano +steph wanamaker +Linda Dee  

    Special thanks also to those who have helped me so much with video and hangouts on air

    Mike Downes Robert Redl Ronnie Bincer Sarah Hill

    Sarah Hill's post about the hangout with the US Secretary of State
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107323726887023845557/posts/L1AsDBKHJZV

    =========================================================

    Watch the first ever BBC Google Plus Hangout that included me on the panel

    Should we go to Mars ?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22360228

    Or you can watch the hangout directly here
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107045876535773972576/posts/cRvTemqaiv4

    =========================================================

    Tell me in the comments who deserves a shout out this week !

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and see the spotlight interviews
    http://www.youtube.com/user/euromaestro/videos

    Be sure to catch my interview with Alexis Ohanian next week
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cutlhpod2hab6ah206388ps6fso

    Plusones, reshares, and comments always appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-11 21:37:18
    The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 1500 Gplussers in the World in 2013.

    #euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  

    To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !

    The best of 2013 !

    For statistical commentary, scroll to the bottom of the post.
    Commentary includes the averages for typical posters.
    This may answer some of the questions raised in an excellent post about Dunbar's number by +Robert Anderson 

    What are the changes from the list posted in December ?
    The top Google plus users list has been expanded from 1000 to 1500.
    Frequency of posting has been added as a factor. 
    More detailed explanation at the bottom of this post.

    Who are the top 50 Google plus users ranked by engagement ?

    1 五月天阿信   83k followers  99 Edge  500 comments  108 shares  2911 plus
    2 Luuh Santos   27k followers  100 Edge  284 comments  410 shares  515 plus 
    3 Ashley Tisdale   4010k followers 30 Edge  365 comments  182 shares 2032 p
    4 Mona Nomura   588k followers  83 Edge  233 comments  306 shares  1064 p
    5 +Rinus Bakker 45k followers  100 Edge  344 comments  254 shares  1042 p 
    6 Shailja Sharma   6k followers  100 Edge  81 comments  388 shares  352 plus
    7 Neila Lott   15k followers  100 Edge  172 comments  255 shares  950 plus 
    8 Jeri Ryan   2943k followers  27 Edge  155 comments  176 shares  1085 plus 
    9 +Trey Ratcliff  4258k followers  19 Edge  162 comments  141 shares  1331 p
    10 Wil Wheaton  1401k followers  46 Edge  167 comments  158 shares  1132 p
    11 Marques Brownlee 28k followers 100 Edge 158 comments 151 shares 1151p
    12 +Mike Shaw 1857k followers  36 Edge  166 comments  148 shares  1068 p
    13 Britney Spears  5514k followers  16 Edge  235 comments  79 shares  1422p
    14 Rosa Golijan   767k followers  63 Edge  160 comments  149 shares  883 p
    15 Paco Barranco   15k followers  100 Edge  156 comments  184 shares  542 p
    16 Cali Lewis   1980k followers  33 Edge  108 comments  170 shares  829 plus 
    17 +Ali Adelstein 21k followers  100 Edge  161 comments  159 shares  498 p
    18 +Amanda Blain 2418k followers 25 Edge 158 comments 129 shares  696 p
    19 Mohamed Magdy 22k followers 100 Edge 191 comments 100 shares  411 p
    20 +Ryan Van Sickle 685k follow  55 Edge  103 comments  128 shares  461 p
    21 Matthew Inman   1285k follow  35 Edge  84 comments  120 shares  512 plus 
    22 kirthika M   107k followers  93 Edge  151 comments  85 shares  501 plus 
    23 Humor inteligente   12k follow  100 Edge  99 comments  132 shares  130 p
    24 Paulo Coelho   1098k followers  35 Edge  83 comments  127 shares  228 p
    25 Keisha Montalban   10k follow  100 Edge  78 comments  116 shares  339 p
    26 Felicia Day   3732k followers  15 Edge  117 comments  81 shares  518 plus 
    27 Nixie Pixel   429k followers  65 Edge  121 comments  77 shares  519 plus 
    28 Euro Maestro   38k followers  99 Edge  127 comments  92 shares  320 plus 
    29 +Vic Gundotra 3705k followers  15 Edge  83 comments  78 shares  612 p
    30 Hugh Jackman   3930k followers  19 Edge  191 comments  73 shares  1526 
    31 Armando Ferreira   12k follow  100 Edge  69 comments  89 shares  409 p
    32 Philip Plait  60k followers  95 Edge  74 comments  79 shares  343 plus ones
    33 Veronica Belmont 1895k follow  18 Edge  80 comments  68 shares  276 plus
    34 島崎遥香   155k followers  99 Edge  500 comments  63 shares  4370 plus
    35 Paris Hilton   2769k followers  24 Edge  239 comments  66 shares  1175 p
    36 Lady Gaga   5224k followers  16 Edge  198 comments  62 shares  1306 plus 
    37 Richard Branson   3692k follow 15 Edge  127 comments  65 shares  573  p
    38 +Carter Gibson 722k followers  38 Edge  97 comments  60 shares  348 p
    39 Jessi June   2472k followers  24 Edge  229 comments  53 shares  1091 plus 
    40 ‫فاديه الزيدي‬‎   34k followers  99 Edge  263 comments  57 shares  410 plus ones
    41 松井玲奈   314k followers  95 Edge  501 comments  44 shares  4868 plus 
    42 Victoria Justice   2724k follow  21 Edge  272 comments  44 shares  903 p
    43 Stephan Bollinger   530k follow  54 Edge  45 comments  101 shares  418 p
    44 noor ihssane   104k follow  92 Edge  187 comments  49 shares  350 plus 
    45 Catherine Hall   1173k follow  26 Edge  59 comments  72 shares  338 plus 
    46 Gayatri Vantillu   907k follow  29 Edge  104 comments  48 shares  236 plus
    47 +Mike Elgan  2051k followers  16 Edge  67 comments  57 shares  256 plus
    48 +Natalie Villalobos 179k follow  73 Edge  82 comments  46 shares  196 p
    49 nicinhagil gil   33k followers  96 Edge  91 comments  44 shares  127 plus
    50 柏木由紀   333k followers  93 Edge  500 comments  43 shares  3546 plus

    Some selected users from the top 1500
    226 Jack Wolf   14k follow  99 Edge  29 com  56 shares  179 p
    289 +Derek Ross  110k follow  79 Edge  41 com  39 shares  207 p
    309 Jeff Sullivan   1133k follow  18 Edge  36 com  32 shares  319 p
    315 +martin shervington  28k follow  94 Edge  34 com  34 shares  108 p
    338 Christopher Prins   20k follow  94 Edge  46 com  16 shares  88 p
    362 Dalibor Pačić   14k follow  96 Edge  44 com  9 shares  125 p
    422 +A.V. Flox  538k follow  18 Edge  55 com  9 shares  56 p
    428 Walter Soestbergen   19k follow  93 Edge  24 com  12 shares  127 p
    445 dietmar rogacki   16k follow  92 Edge  30 com  6 shares  89 p
    451 Marie Hélène Visconti   35k follow  80 Edge  38 com  2 shares  76 p
    469 +Louis Gray  158k follow  42 Edge  22 com  13 shares  120 p
    471 Thibaut Delp   15k follow  95 Edge  28 com  15 shares  67 p
    479 Gabi Fischer   24k follow  89 Edge  27 com  5 shares  132 p
    505 Giselle Minoli   29k follow  88 Edge  65 com  2 shares  40 p
    516 Rodney Pike   1163k follow  10 Edge  11 com  15 shares  78 p
    671 Stefan Brenner   24k follow  79 Edge  11 com  5 shares  70 p
    672 Pasi Hartoma   5k follow  97 Edge  20 com  2 shares  64 p
    698 Kurt Smith   21k follow  90 Edge  17 com  17 shares  43 p
    769 +Rahul Roy   269k follow  20 Edge  10 com  13 shares  52 p
    804 Stephanie Van Pelt   42k follow  61 Edge  21 com  2 shares  49 p
    813 Rosie Nixon   11k follow  89 Edge  14 com  3 shares  53 p
    844 Dan Leveille   39k follow  70 Edge  10 com  11 shares  41 p
    860 Rodolfo Seide   6k follow  96 Edge  23 com  3 shares  38 p
    864 Andrey Mashnich 46k follow  57 Edge  3 com  9 shares  52 p
    889 Margaret Tompkins   39k follow  57 Edge  17 com  2 shares  42 p
    908 Michael B. Stuart   20k follow  76 Edge  12 com  2 shares  52 p
    962 Bearman Cartoons   24k follow  80 Edge  21 com  6 shares  31 p
    1014 Hamid Dastmalchi   10k follow  88 Edge  11 com  3 shares  44 p
    1064 Jake Croston   1080k follow  3 Edge  7 com  2 shares  43 p
    1065 Steve Johnson   29k follow  55 Edge  9 com  1 shares  45 p
    1071 Annette Junge Daugaard   24k follow  59 Edge  7 com  1 shares  46 p
    1099 Stefan Svartling   40k follow  66 Edge  34 com  2 shares  12 p
    1145 Sangeeth VS   21k follow  75 Edge  14 com  4 shares  26 p
    1165 Laurie DesAutels   65k follow  37 Edge  11 com  4 shares  32 p
    1177 Jake Kern   17k follow  77 Edge  18 com  1 shares  29 p
    1325 +Noah Diffenbaugh   667k follow  7 Edge  11 com  6 shares  23 p
    1345 Cliff Roth   242k follow  15 Edge  14 com  3 shares  24 p
    1346 Carmelyne Thompson   51k follow  42 Edge  10 com  4 shares  29 p
    1356 Bruce Richard Allbright   7k follow  92 Edge  17 com  2 shares  19 p
    1357 Jack C Crawford   53k follow  40 Edge  6 com  5 shares  32 p
    1360 +Mari Thomas   43k follow  47 Edge  10 com  4 shares  26 p
    1375 Bobbi Jo Woods   76k follow  30 Edge  18 com  1 shares  18 p
    1388 Javier Miranda Nieto   21k follow  68 Edge  6 com  4 shares  31 p
    1395 Farzana Shan   19k follow  70 Edge  16 com  1 shares  20 p
    1438 Andreas Levi   21k follow  63 Edge  11 com  1 shares  29 p
    1477 Robin Cohen   16k follow  70 Edge  10 com  1 shares  27 p

    What are the stats for the typical user ?
    The stats below are the median figures for all users with more than 5k followers.

    Number of followers : 7.7k 
    Frequency of posts : just under 2 posts per week
    Number of comments per post : 3
    Number of shares per post : 1
    Number of plus ones per post : 8

    While the typical user gets 3 comments per post, +Marc Belley and others were wondering what the distribution curve looks like : 
    19 comments put you in the top 90th percentile
    10 comments put you in the top 81th percentile
    7 comments put you in the top 72th percentile
    5 comments put you in the top 61st percentile
    1 comment put you in the top 14th percentile

    Changes from the December list
    +Amanda Blain and others pointed out the problem of very infrequent posters still making the top of the list.  Although this was actually very rare, I agreed that it was an issue and now have implemented the William Shatner rule.  Posters needed to average at least 2 posts per week to make the very top of the rankings.

    Where do I find the complete list of all the top 1500 users ?
    http://euromaestro.wordpress.com/the-google-plus-top-1500-users/

    Add the circle, reshare the post, make suggestions in the comments !

    As always, I appreciate questions and suggestions.  

    Let's make 2013 rock !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-11 21:37:18
    The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 1500 Gplussers in the World in 2013.

    #euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  

    To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !

    The best of 2013 !

    For statistical commentary, scroll to the bottom of the post.
    Commentary includes the averages for typical posters.
    This may answer some of the questions raised in an excellent post about Dunbar's number by +Robert Anderson 

    What are the changes from the list posted in December ?
    The top Google plus users list has been expanded from 1000 to 1500.
    Frequency of posting has been added as a factor. 
    More detailed explanation at the bottom of this post.

    Who are the top 50 Google plus users ranked by engagement ?

    1 五月天阿信   83k followers  99 Edge  500 comments  108 shares  2911 plus
    2 Luuh Santos   27k followers  100 Edge  284 comments  410 shares  515 plus 
    3 Ashley Tisdale   4010k followers 30 Edge  365 comments  182 shares 2032 p
    4 Mona Nomura   588k followers  83 Edge  233 comments  306 shares  1064 p
    5 +Rinus Bakker 45k followers  100 Edge  344 comments  254 shares  1042 p 
    6 Shailja Sharma   6k followers  100 Edge  81 comments  388 shares  352 plus
    7 Neila Lott   15k followers  100 Edge  172 comments  255 shares  950 plus 
    8 Jeri Ryan   2943k followers  27 Edge  155 comments  176 shares  1085 plus 
    9 +Trey Ratcliff  4258k followers  19 Edge  162 comments  141 shares  1331 p
    10 Wil Wheaton  1401k followers  46 Edge  167 comments  158 shares  1132 p
    11 Marques Brownlee 28k followers 100 Edge 158 comments 151 shares 1151p
    12 +Mike Shaw 1857k followers  36 Edge  166 comments  148 shares  1068 p
    13 Britney Spears  5514k followers  16 Edge  235 comments  79 shares  1422p
    14 Rosa Golijan   767k followers  63 Edge  160 comments  149 shares  883 p
    15 Paco Barranco   15k followers  100 Edge  156 comments  184 shares  542 p
    16 Cali Lewis   1980k followers  33 Edge  108 comments  170 shares  829 plus 
    17 +Ali Adelstein 21k followers  100 Edge  161 comments  159 shares  498 p
    18 +Amanda Blain 2418k followers 25 Edge 158 comments 129 shares  696 p
    19 Mohamed Magdy 22k followers 100 Edge 191 comments 100 shares  411 p
    20 +Ryan Van Sickle 685k follow  55 Edge  103 comments  128 shares  461 p
    21 Matthew Inman   1285k follow  35 Edge  84 comments  120 shares  512 plus 
    22 kirthika M   107k followers  93 Edge  151 comments  85 shares  501 plus 
    23 Humor inteligente   12k follow  100 Edge  99 comments  132 shares  130 p
    24 Paulo Coelho   1098k followers  35 Edge  83 comments  127 shares  228 p
    25 Keisha Montalban   10k follow  100 Edge  78 comments  116 shares  339 p
    26 Felicia Day   3732k followers  15 Edge  117 comments  81 shares  518 plus 
    27 Nixie Pixel   429k followers  65 Edge  121 comments  77 shares  519 plus 
    28 Euro Maestro   38k followers  99 Edge  127 comments  92 shares  320 plus 
    29 +Vic Gundotra 3705k followers  15 Edge  83 comments  78 shares  612 p
    30 Hugh Jackman   3930k followers  19 Edge  191 comments  73 shares  1526 
    31 Armando Ferreira   12k follow  100 Edge  69 comments  89 shares  409 p
    32 Philip Plait  60k followers  95 Edge  74 comments  79 shares  343 plus ones
    33 Veronica Belmont 1895k follow  18 Edge  80 comments  68 shares  276 plus
    34 島崎遥香   155k followers  99 Edge  500 comments  63 shares  4370 plus
    35 Paris Hilton   2769k followers  24 Edge  239 comments  66 shares  1175 p
    36 Lady Gaga   5224k followers  16 Edge  198 comments  62 shares  1306 plus 
    37 Richard Branson   3692k follow 15 Edge  127 comments  65 shares  573  p
    38 +Carter Gibson 722k followers  38 Edge  97 comments  60 shares  348 p
    39 Jessi June   2472k followers  24 Edge  229 comments  53 shares  1091 plus 
    40 ‫فاديه الزيدي‬‎   34k followers  99 Edge  263 comments  57 shares  410 plus ones
    41 松井玲奈   314k followers  95 Edge  501 comments  44 shares  4868 plus 
    42 Victoria Justice   2724k follow  21 Edge  272 comments  44 shares  903 p
    43 Stephan Bollinger   530k follow  54 Edge  45 comments  101 shares  418 p
    44 noor ihssane   104k follow  92 Edge  187 comments  49 shares  350 plus 
    45 Catherine Hall   1173k follow  26 Edge  59 comments  72 shares  338 plus 
    46 Gayatri Vantillu   907k follow  29 Edge  104 comments  48 shares  236 plus
    47 +Mike Elgan  2051k followers  16 Edge  67 comments  57 shares  256 plus
    48 +Natalie Villalobos 179k follow  73 Edge  82 comments  46 shares  196 p
    49 nicinhagil gil   33k followers  96 Edge  91 comments  44 shares  127 plus
    50 柏木由紀   333k followers  93 Edge  500 comments  43 shares  3546 plus

    Some selected users from the top 1500
    226 Jack Wolf   14k follow  99 Edge  29 com  56 shares  179 p
    289 +Derek Ross  110k follow  79 Edge  41 com  39 shares  207 p
    309 Jeff Sullivan   1133k follow  18 Edge  36 com  32 shares  319 p
    315 +martin shervington  28k follow  94 Edge  34 com  34 shares  108 p
    338 Christopher Prins   20k follow  94 Edge  46 com  16 shares  88 p
    362 Dalibor Pačić   14k follow  96 Edge  44 com  9 shares  125 p
    422 +A.V. Flox  538k follow  18 Edge  55 com  9 shares  56 p
    428 Walter Soestbergen   19k follow  93 Edge  24 com  12 shares  127 p
    445 dietmar rogacki   16k follow  92 Edge  30 com  6 shares  89 p
    451 Marie Hélène Visconti   35k follow  80 Edge  38 com  2 shares  76 p
    469 +Louis Gray  158k follow  42 Edge  22 com  13 shares  120 p
    471 Thibaut Delp   15k follow  95 Edge  28 com  15 shares  67 p
    479 Gabi Fischer   24k follow  89 Edge  27 com  5 shares  132 p
    505 Giselle Minoli   29k follow  88 Edge  65 com  2 shares  40 p
    516 Rodney Pike   1163k follow  10 Edge  11 com  15 shares  78 p
    671 Stefan Brenner   24k follow  79 Edge  11 com  5 shares  70 p
    672 Pasi Hartoma   5k follow  97 Edge  20 com  2 shares  64 p
    698 Kurt Smith   21k follow  90 Edge  17 com  17 shares  43 p
    769 +Rahul Roy   269k follow  20 Edge  10 com  13 shares  52 p
    804 Stephanie Van Pelt   42k follow  61 Edge  21 com  2 shares  49 p
    813 Rosie Nixon   11k follow  89 Edge  14 com  3 shares  53 p
    844 Dan Leveille   39k follow  70 Edge  10 com  11 shares  41 p
    860 Rodolfo Seide   6k follow  96 Edge  23 com  3 shares  38 p
    864 Andrey Mashnich 46k follow  57 Edge  3 com  9 shares  52 p
    889 Margaret Tompkins   39k follow  57 Edge  17 com  2 shares  42 p
    908 Michael B. Stuart   20k follow  76 Edge  12 com  2 shares  52 p
    962 Bearman Cartoons   24k follow  80 Edge  21 com  6 shares  31 p
    1014 Hamid Dastmalchi   10k follow  88 Edge  11 com  3 shares  44 p
    1064 Jake Croston   1080k follow  3 Edge  7 com  2 shares  43 p
    1065 Steve Johnson   29k follow  55 Edge  9 com  1 shares  45 p
    1071 Annette Junge Daugaard   24k follow  59 Edge  7 com  1 shares  46 p
    1099 Stefan Svartling   40k follow  66 Edge  34 com  2 shares  12 p
    1145 Sangeeth VS   21k follow  75 Edge  14 com  4 shares  26 p
    1165 Laurie DesAutels   65k follow  37 Edge  11 com  4 shares  32 p
    1177 Jake Kern   17k follow  77 Edge  18 com  1 shares  29 p
    1325 +Noah Diffenbaugh   667k follow  7 Edge  11 com  6 shares  23 p
    1345 Cliff Roth   242k follow  15 Edge  14 com  3 shares  24 p
    1346 Carmelyne Thompson   51k follow  42 Edge  10 com  4 shares  29 p
    1356 Bruce Richard Allbright   7k follow  92 Edge  17 com  2 shares  19 p
    1357 Jack C Crawford   53k follow  40 Edge  6 com  5 shares  32 p
    1360 +Mari Thomas   43k follow  47 Edge  10 com  4 shares  26 p
    1375 Bobbi Jo Woods   76k follow  30 Edge  18 com  1 shares  18 p
    1388 Javier Miranda Nieto   21k follow  68 Edge  6 com  4 shares  31 p
    1395 Farzana Shan   19k follow  70 Edge  16 com  1 shares  20 p
    1438 Andreas Levi   21k follow  63 Edge  11 com  1 shares  29 p
    1477 Robin Cohen   16k follow  70 Edge  10 com  1 shares  27 p

    What are the stats for the typical user ?
    The stats below are the median figures for all users with more than 5k followers.

    Number of followers : 7.7k 
    Frequency of posts : just under 2 posts per week
    Number of comments per post : 3
    Number of shares per post : 1
    Number of plus ones per post : 8

    While the typical user gets 3 comments per post, +Marc Belley and others were wondering what the distribution curve looks like : 
    19 comments put you in the top 90th percentile
    10 comments put you in the top 81th percentile
    7 comments put you in the top 72th percentile
    5 comments put you in the top 61st percentile
    1 comment put you in the top 14th percentile

    Changes from the December list
    +Amanda Blain and others pointed out the problem of very infrequent posters still making the top of the list.  Although this was actually very rare, I agreed that it was an issue and now have implemented the William Shatner rule.  Posters needed to average at least 2 posts per week to make the very top of the rankings.

    Where do I find the complete list of all the top 1500 users ?
    http://euromaestro.wordpress.com/the-google-plus-top-1500-users/

    Add the circle, reshare the post, make suggestions in the comments !

    As always, I appreciate questions and suggestions.  

    Let's make 2013 rock !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-02-12 12:58:18
    Call for action - Please share – Death penalty for a tweet

    I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don't understand about you. I will not pray for you.

    These words were tweeted last week by a 23 year old journalist. For these words in that tweet, this 23 year old journalist may soon die. Put to death by the state.

    Almost immediately after the tweet he started receiving death threats for these words.

    The journalist apologized and deleted the tweet. Still the death threats came in. He fled his country for Malaysia.

    The Saudi authorities asked for his return so that he can be punished for his "crimes". Fortunately for the journalist Saudi Arabia does not have formal extradition procedures with Malaysia.

    Fortunate also for this journalist is that his attorney won an injunction in the Malaysian courts preventing his deportation until the case can be heard in Malaysia.

    Unfortunate for this journalist, none of that matters. The rule of law doesn’t matter in Malaysia. The government is deporting him to Saudi Arabia just the same where he will be tried for blasphemy and where he could receive the death penalty.

    I am begging you, please do not stand by and do nothing while this man’s life hangs in the balance.

    What’s at stake :

    1. This man’s life
    2. Internet freedom
    3. Freedom of expression
    4. Freedom of the press
    5. Freedom of conscience

    I hope all journalists, writers, and everyone that cares about his fellow man will not allow this most inhumane killing to take place.

    Please do the following :

    1. Share this post
    2. join the page +Save Hamza Kashgari
    3. Organize and make suggestions
    4. Let’ find a way together to save his life

    I’m hoping for support from +INTERNET FREEDOM +Reporters sans frontières +Reporters Without Borders and any all journalists and journalist organisations and most importantly you.

    Together we can make a difference. Let’s try.

    Thank you

    View Ripples
    https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=z13yjn4ijtjijnqpq04cgny4io2ajjpov3w

    Perhaps of interest to +Amnesty International USA
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-29 18:48:03
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

    Many thanks to +Circlecount for making this possible.

    See who has page rank 5
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/GJEGrShRT5B

    Check out the updated page rank 6 circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/LBgBVHD3aCZ

    Do you enjoy hangouts and especially hangouts on Air ?
    Then you should probably join +the hangout community created by +eric Law
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149 

    Using Google Plus for Business ? 
    Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    I’ve been at tech conferences pretty much all week ! 

    Do you have an idea for a startup ?
    Perhaps you are getting ready to launch a new product or service.
    And you want to know how to gain visibility for your seed funding ? 
    Well, you should have been at #devoxxfr to see +Louis Gray gave his talk
    but the next best thing is that Louis has put the deck online
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/9Jn3bDUJfcE


    Are you looking for a tool to help you with circle management ?
    Check out this Chrome extension, Circlescope Premium by  +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh

    Do you want the best information about Android ?
    Then you should be following +Derek Ross
    And of course reading www.androidauthority.com 
    Check out Derek’s great post about Google’s unified chat service.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107538503004482952974/posts/X7PfhirsA8G

    Do you like tech talk ? Especially Linux Talk ?
    You should be following +Liz Quilty who won’t hold anything back.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114228869493885222559/posts/XjLbHGfPn2f 

    Daria Musk is getting Glass, how cool is that ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100974258168375166691/posts/JKWxsxgpo9p

    Charity News

    +Carter Gibson will be starting up a charity soon called the LittleBigFund, check it out.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarterGibson/posts/gircixjYU46

    Good News

    You can take online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and more for free ! 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9Gcpy9VBGRS

    Don’t forget to congratulate +Moritz and +Stephanie Wanamaker on their new jobs if you haven’t already done so. 

    Also don’t forget about CISPA and Aaron Swartz,
    CISPA is back !
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/75eEbgLud7K


    Also congratulations to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    ============================================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Denmark
    http://www.circlecount.com/dk/euromaestrowhoswho/
    (Yes, I remembered).

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France
    http://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.


    =============================================================================

    For those that like stats, here are my numbers from circlecount today:
    151 comments per posting
    135 reshares per posting
    225 +1's per posting
    5,077 characters per posting

    Klout unchanged at 76. 

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Special shout outs this week to some people who have shared me in a circle recently : 
    +Linda Dee
    +Dolidh Young
    +Share your circle
    +Ludovic Moreeuw
    +plus your life
    +jan schellenberger
    +Trevor mcghee
    +simona an
    +paul meulman
    +laura sanna
    +Johnny roquemore
    +cesare Ricardo
    +Daniel fontaine
    +steph wanamaker
    +Kimberly hurlbut
    +aaron Weyhrich
    +kyle salewski
    +chris cota
    +Justin matthew
    +Kimberly crawley
    +Foued Jaballah
    +Richard Green
    +Bueller Naris
    +William MItlyng
    +carter Gibson


    *Why not share 7 special people this Sunday ?
    +Louis Gray started a great new tradition where one can share 7 special people with the rest of the Google community, why not give it a try this Sunday ? 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/Nb6sEnDXdX4

    Plus my computer is dying. If anyone wants to send me a powerful computer, let me know.  

    How you can make Euro Maestro smile this week ?

    1. Reshare this post. 
    2. Retweet this tweet : https://twitter.com/euromaestro/status/317578728538521600
    3. Help me with my monthly tribute to Aaron Swartz 
    4. Send me a desperately needed new computer for number crunching 
    5. Follow me on twitter and then tweet me at @euromaestro 
    6. Smile

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :)  I guess I'm smiling already)

    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-29 18:48:03
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
    #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

    The top gplussers in the world this week  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Did you know ...
    Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

    Many thanks to +Circlecount for making this possible.

    See who has page rank 5
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/GJEGrShRT5B

    Check out the updated page rank 6 circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/LBgBVHD3aCZ

    Do you enjoy hangouts and especially hangouts on Air ?
    Then you should probably join +the hangout community created by +eric Law
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149 

    Using Google Plus for Business ? 
    Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    I’ve been at tech conferences pretty much all week ! 

    Do you have an idea for a startup ?
    Perhaps you are getting ready to launch a new product or service.
    And you want to know how to gain visibility for your seed funding ? 
    Well, you should have been at #devoxxfr to see +Louis Gray gave his talk
    but the next best thing is that Louis has put the deck online
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/9Jn3bDUJfcE


    Are you looking for a tool to help you with circle management ?
    Check out this Chrome extension, Circlescope Premium by  +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh

    Do you want the best information about Android ?
    Then you should be following +Derek Ross
    And of course reading www.androidauthority.com 
    Check out Derek’s great post about Google’s unified chat service.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107538503004482952974/posts/X7PfhirsA8G

    Do you like tech talk ? Especially Linux Talk ?
    You should be following +Liz Quilty who won’t hold anything back.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114228869493885222559/posts/XjLbHGfPn2f 

    Daria Musk is getting Glass, how cool is that ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100974258168375166691/posts/JKWxsxgpo9p

    Charity News

    +Carter Gibson will be starting up a charity soon called the LittleBigFund, check it out.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarterGibson/posts/gircixjYU46

    Good News

    You can take online courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and more for free ! 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9Gcpy9VBGRS

    Don’t forget to congratulate +Moritz and +Stephanie Wanamaker on their new jobs if you haven’t already done so. 

    Also don’t forget about CISPA and Aaron Swartz,
    CISPA is back !
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/75eEbgLud7K


    Also congratulations to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. 

    ============================================================================

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Denmark
    http://www.circlecount.com/dk/euromaestrowhoswho/
    (Yes, I remembered).

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France
    http://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.


    =============================================================================

    For those that like stats, here are my numbers from circlecount today:
    151 comments per posting
    135 reshares per posting
    225 +1's per posting
    5,077 characters per posting

    Klout unchanged at 76. 

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Special shout outs this week to some people who have shared me in a circle recently : 
    +Linda Dee
    +Dolidh Young
    +Share your circle
    +Ludovic Moreeuw
    +plus your life
    +jan schellenberger
    +Trevor mcghee
    +simona an
    +paul meulman
    +laura sanna
    +Johnny roquemore
    +cesare Ricardo
    +Daniel fontaine
    +steph wanamaker
    +Kimberly hurlbut
    +aaron Weyhrich
    +kyle salewski
    +chris cota
    +Justin matthew
    +Kimberly crawley
    +Foued Jaballah
    +Richard Green
    +Bueller Naris
    +William MItlyng
    +carter Gibson


    *Why not share 7 special people this Sunday ?
    +Louis Gray started a great new tradition where one can share 7 special people with the rest of the Google community, why not give it a try this Sunday ? 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/Nb6sEnDXdX4

    Plus my computer is dying. If anyone wants to send me a powerful computer, let me know.  

    How you can make Euro Maestro smile this week ?

    1. Reshare this post. 
    2. Retweet this tweet : https://twitter.com/euromaestro/status/317578728538521600
    3. Help me with my monthly tribute to Aaron Swartz 
    4. Send me a desperately needed new computer for number crunching 
    5. Follow me on twitter and then tweet me at @euromaestro 
    6. Smile

    Why not reshare this post and make me smile ? :)  I guess I'm smiling already)

    You guys rock !

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-01 22:00:21
    Frenchman discovers the sombrero galaxy, olé !

    #sciencesunday   #sombrerogalaxy   #astronomy   #astrophotography   #euromaestro  

    The Sombrero Galaxy, also known as M104 (one of the Messier objects), is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero.

    The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of +9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescopes.  A suggestion for +Mari Thomas

    The large bulge, the central supermassive black hole, and the dust lane all attract the attention of professional astronomers.

    The Sombrero Galaxy was discovered in March 1767 by Pierre Méchain, a French astronomer and surveyor who, with Charles Messier, was a major contributor to the early study of deep sky objects and comets.

    Charles Messier was a French astronomer most notable for publishing an astronomical catalogue consisting of deep sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters that came to be known as the 110 Messier objects.  

    NASA discovers millions of black holes
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/BANAaQVm7SH

    Space, the final frontier

    What do you find most fascinating about space ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-15 17:22:05
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles    #top500    #ff    #euromaestrocircles    #euromaestro    #weeklyreview  

    Who are the top 50 engagers on Google Plus this week ?
    1  +Shailja Sharma  16k follow  1000 Engage  85 Edge  213 coms  653 shares  828 likes
    2  +Neila Rey  31k follow  1000 Engage  81 Edge  252 coms  386 shares  1428 likes
    3  +Rinus Bakker  53k follow  1000 Engage  74 Edge  295 coms  238 shares  1090 likes
    4  +Marques Brownlee  41k follow  1000 Engage  76 Edge  183 coms  240 shares  1270 likes
    5  +Britney Spears  5757k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  291 coms  116 shares  1914 likes
    6  +Shakira  2188k follow  1000 Engage  6 Edge  256 coms  117 shares  1506 likes
    7  +Amanda Blain  2505k follow  1000 Engage  4 Edge  161 coms  173 shares  892 likes
    8  +Trey Ratcliff  4422k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  127 coms  120 shares  1182 likes
    9  +Rosa Golijan  844k follow  1000 Engage  15 Edge  146 coms  148 shares  772 likes
    10  +Mike Shaw  1862k follow  1000 Engage  5 Edge  145 coms  107 shares  1114 likes
    11  +Wil Wheaton  1405k follow  1000 Engage  7 Edge  222 coms  109 shares  768 likes
    12  +Malaika Ali  30k follow  1000 Engage  74 Edge  117 coms  159 shares  484 likes
    13  +Ali Adelstein  23k follow  1000 Engage  74 Edge  104 coms  118 shares  403 likes
    14  +Paco Barranco  17k follow  1000 Engage  78 Edge  99 coms  138 shares  449 likes
    15  +Luuh Santos  32k follow  1000 Engage  69 Edge  97 coms  118 shares  245 likes
    16  +Ashley Tisdale  4110k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  309 coms  95 shares  1609 likes
    17  +Hugh Jackman  4107k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  226 coms  93 shares  1908 likes
    18  +Jordi M. Correa  7k follow  1000 Engage  83 Edge  112 coms  111 shares  537 likes
    19  +kirthika M  115k follow  1000 Engage  47 Edge  131 coms  83 shares  480 likes
    20  +島崎遥香  180k follow  999 Engage  66 Edge  501 coms  82 shares  5677 likes
    21  +Carter Gibson  790k follow  999 Engage  8 Edge  87 coms  94 shares  376 likes
    22  +Ivka Nowak  0k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  127 coms  81 shares  488 likes
    23  +nicinhagil gil  49k follow  999 Engage  59 Edge  130 coms  81 shares  183 likes
    24  +Veronica Belmont  1959k follow  999 Engage  3 Edge  88 coms  144 shares  506 likes
    25  +Mohamed Magdy  26k follow  999 Engage  71 Edge  168 coms  76 shares  346 likes
    26  +Mike Elgan  2110k follow  999 Engage  2 Edge  90 coms  83 shares  281 likes
    27  +Tyra Banks  3744k follow  999 Engage  2 Edge  197 coms  69 shares  1087 likes
    28  +Nixie Pixel  433k follow  999 Engage  16 Edge  115 coms  63 shares  427 likes
    29  +Gayatri Vantillu  970k follow  999 Engage  4 Edge  115 coms  63 shares  233 likes
    30  +Jessi June  2540k follow  999 Engage  4 Edge  302 coms  64 shares  1374 likes
    31  +Tom Anderson  4404k follow  999 Engage  3 Edge  274 coms  217 shares  1944 likes
    32  +Rajini Rao  53k follow  999 Engage  61 Edge  116 coms  104 shares  248 likes
    33  +Vic Gundotra  3850k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  57 coms  103 shares  537 likes
    34  +Beppe Grillo  94k follow  999 Engage  54 Edge  264 coms  67 shares  430 likes
    35  +Jackie Chan  918k follow  999 Engage  11 Edge  201 coms  54 shares  1116 likes
    36  +noor ihssane  121k follow  999 Engage  47 Edge  237 coms  54 shares  386 likes
    37  +Taylor Swift  999k follow  999 Engage  16 Edge  332 coms  90 shares  1306 likes
    38  +Richard Branson  3868k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  93 coms  53 shares  456 likes
    39  +Lady Gaga  5581k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  171 coms  49 shares  1066 likes
    40  +渡辺麻友  179k follow  999 Engage  62 Edge  500 coms  58 shares  3954 likes
    41  +David Beckham  4541k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  99 coms  48 shares  781 likes
    42  +指原莉乃  338k follow  999 Engage  52 Edge  501 coms  47 shares  4583 likes
    43  +Euro Maestro  42k follow  999 Engage  58 Edge  124 coms  54 shares  114 likes
    44  +Barry Blanchard  1142k follow  999 Engage  4 Edge  71 coms  61 shares  603 likes
    45  +Marina Versaci  36k follow  999 Engage  61 Edge  103 coms  43 shares  355 likes
    46  +Dalai Lama  3079k follow  999 Engage  13 Edge  364 coms  485 shares  2879 likes
    47  +Victoria Justice  2825k follow  999 Engage  2 Edge  216 coms  41 shares  841 likes
    48  +Patrick Graber  6k follow  999 Engage  81 Edge  60 coms  67 shares  132 likes
    49  +Rahul Roy  298k follow  999 Engage  18 Edge  52 coms  74 shares  265 likes
    50  +横山由依  224k follow  999 Engage  59 Edge  500 coms  38 shares  4210 likes

    Who moved up this week ?
    +Marques Brownlee continues his meteoric rise to fourth place.
    +Amanda Blain undoubtedly will win the most consistency award for top ten.
    +Trey Ratcliff and +Rosa Golijan entered the top 10.
    +Wil Wheaton continues his rise hitting number 11 this week.
    +Malaika Ali shot up to number 13 this week up from number 408 the week before. 
    +Ivka Nowak continues ro rise as well hitting number 22.
    +Mike Elgan hits a new high with number 26.
    +Rajini Rao makes the list at number 31.
    +David Beckham at 41 and +Rahul Roy at 49.

    This is the first week that +Paris Hilton has not made the top 50.

    Find out on CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    This week's circle hasn't changed very much from last week.  Sorry, haven't had much time to revamp the circle. Most of the week I spent correcting last week's list which didn't show completely due to technical difficulties.  If you didn't see yourself last week, check again, it may be there now. 

    Comments, reshares, plus ones most welcome !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-15 17:22:05
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles    #top500    #ff    #euromaestrocircles    #euromaestro    #weeklyreview  

    Who are the top 50 engagers on Google Plus this week ?
    1  +Shailja Sharma  16k follow  1000 Engage  85 Edge  213 coms  653 shares  828 likes
    2  +Neila Rey  31k follow  1000 Engage  81 Edge  252 coms  386 shares  1428 likes
    3  +Rinus Bakker  53k follow  1000 Engage  74 Edge  295 coms  238 shares  1090 likes
    4  +Marques Brownlee  41k follow  1000 Engage  76 Edge  183 coms  240 shares  1270 likes
    5  +Britney Spears  5757k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  291 coms  116 shares  1914 likes
    6  +Shakira  2188k follow  1000 Engage  6 Edge  256 coms  117 shares  1506 likes
    7  +Amanda Blain  2505k follow  1000 Engage  4 Edge  161 coms  173 shares  892 likes
    8  +Trey Ratcliff  4422k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  127 coms  120 shares  1182 likes
    9  +Rosa Golijan  844k follow  1000 Engage  15 Edge  146 coms  148 shares  772 likes
    10  +Mike Shaw  1862k follow  1000 Engage  5 Edge  145 coms  107 shares  1114 likes
    11  +Wil Wheaton  1405k follow  1000 Engage  7 Edge  222 coms  109 shares  768 likes
    12  +Malaika Ali  30k follow  1000 Engage  74 Edge  117 coms  159 shares  484 likes
    13  +Ali Adelstein  23k follow  1000 Engage  74 Edge  104 coms  118 shares  403 likes
    14  +Paco Barranco  17k follow  1000 Engage  78 Edge  99 coms  138 shares  449 likes
    15  +Luuh Santos  32k follow  1000 Engage  69 Edge  97 coms  118 shares  245 likes
    16  +Ashley Tisdale  4110k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  309 coms  95 shares  1609 likes
    17  +Hugh Jackman  4107k follow  1000 Engage  2 Edge  226 coms  93 shares  1908 likes
    18  +Jordi M. Correa  7k follow  1000 Engage  83 Edge  112 coms  111 shares  537 likes
    19  +kirthika M  115k follow  1000 Engage  47 Edge  131 coms  83 shares  480 likes
    20  +島崎遥香  180k follow  999 Engage  66 Edge  501 coms  82 shares  5677 likes
    21  +Carter Gibson  790k follow  999 Engage  8 Edge  87 coms  94 shares  376 likes
    22  +Ivka Nowak  0k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  127 coms  81 shares  488 likes
    23  +nicinhagil gil  49k follow  999 Engage  59 Edge  130 coms  81 shares  183 likes
    24  +Veronica Belmont  1959k follow  999 Engage  3 Edge  88 coms  144 shares  506 likes
    25  +Mohamed Magdy  26k follow  999 Engage  71 Edge  168 coms  76 shares  346 likes
    26  +Mike Elgan  2110k follow  999 Engage  2 Edge  90 coms  83 shares  281 likes
    27  +Tyra Banks  3744k follow  999 Engage  2 Edge  197 coms  69 shares  1087 likes
    28  +Nixie Pixel  433k follow  999 Engage  16 Edge  115 coms  63 shares  427 likes
    29  +Gayatri Vantillu  970k follow  999 Engage  4 Edge  115 coms  63 shares  233 likes
    30  +Jessi June  2540k follow  999 Engage  4 Edge  302 coms  64 shares  1374 likes
    31  +Tom Anderson  4404k follow  999 Engage  3 Edge  274 coms  217 shares  1944 likes
    32  +Rajini Rao  53k follow  999 Engage  61 Edge  116 coms  104 shares  248 likes
    33  +Vic Gundotra  3850k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  57 coms  103 shares  537 likes
    34  +Beppe Grillo  94k follow  999 Engage  54 Edge  264 coms  67 shares  430 likes
    35  +Jackie Chan  918k follow  999 Engage  11 Edge  201 coms  54 shares  1116 likes
    36  +noor ihssane  121k follow  999 Engage  47 Edge  237 coms  54 shares  386 likes
    37  +Taylor Swift  999k follow  999 Engage  16 Edge  332 coms  90 shares  1306 likes
    38  +Richard Branson  3868k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  93 coms  53 shares  456 likes
    39  +Lady Gaga  5581k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  171 coms  49 shares  1066 likes
    40  +渡辺麻友  179k follow  999 Engage  62 Edge  500 coms  58 shares  3954 likes
    41  +David Beckham  4541k follow  999 Engage  1 Edge  99 coms  48 shares  781 likes
    42  +指原莉乃  338k follow  999 Engage  52 Edge  501 coms  47 shares  4583 likes
    43  +Euro Maestro  42k follow  999 Engage  58 Edge  124 coms  54 shares  114 likes
    44  +Barry Blanchard  1142k follow  999 Engage  4 Edge  71 coms  61 shares  603 likes
    45  +Marina Versaci  36k follow  999 Engage  61 Edge  103 coms  43 shares  355 likes
    46  +Dalai Lama  3079k follow  999 Engage  13 Edge  364 coms  485 shares  2879 likes
    47  +Victoria Justice  2825k follow  999 Engage  2 Edge  216 coms  41 shares  841 likes
    48  +Patrick Graber  6k follow  999 Engage  81 Edge  60 coms  67 shares  132 likes
    49  +Rahul Roy  298k follow  999 Engage  18 Edge  52 coms  74 shares  265 likes
    50  +横山由依  224k follow  999 Engage  59 Edge  500 coms  38 shares  4210 likes

    Who moved up this week ?
    +Marques Brownlee continues his meteoric rise to fourth place.
    +Amanda Blain undoubtedly will win the most consistency award for top ten.
    +Trey Ratcliff and +Rosa Golijan entered the top 10.
    +Wil Wheaton continues his rise hitting number 11 this week.
    +Malaika Ali shot up to number 13 this week up from number 408 the week before. 
    +Ivka Nowak continues ro rise as well hitting number 22.
    +Mike Elgan hits a new high with number 26.
    +Rajini Rao makes the list at number 31.
    +David Beckham at 41 and +Rahul Roy at 49.

    This is the first week that +Paris Hilton has not made the top 50.

    Find out on CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    This week's circle hasn't changed very much from last week.  Sorry, haven't had much time to revamp the circle. Most of the week I spent correcting last week's list which didn't show completely due to technical difficulties.  If you didn't see yourself last week, check again, it may be there now. 

    Comments, reshares, plus ones most welcome !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-10-28 16:57:21
    Six scientists go to jail for failing to predict an earthquake ! Sentenced to 6 years in prison !

    #sciencesunday   #earthquake   #Italy   #seismology   #eurmaestro

    Plus one to support the scientists, go science ! 

    This week six scientists and one government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter, for making "falsely reassuring" comments before an earthquake in 2009 in Italy.

    In L'Aquila a series of smaller tremors - a so-called "seismic swarm" - occurred before the larger earthquake eventually struck. After a seismic swarm the probability of a larger earthquake happening is increased but it is still low.

    There's a one in 100 chance of a swarm ending in a larger earthquake, or a smaller earthquake triggering a bigger one. It's very rare but it does occur.

    In other words, 99 times out of a 100 a series of tremors will not result in a larger earthquake. In L'Aquila, of course, it did happen.

    In the past in L'Aquila after a swarm of tremors some residents would leave their houses and sleep in their cars, to avoid the danger of collapsing buildings. However on this occasion comments by the authorities prompted some of those people to change their usual response and stay inside.

    This case is not about the scientists' ability to predict earthquakes - it is about their statements communicating the risk of an earthquake.

    The Italian seismologists understood that an earthquake was unlikely but not impossible. In a press conference, however, the message seemed to be that that meant there was nothing to worry about at all. This is the falsely reassuring statement which formed part of the case against them.

    The government official, Bernardo De Bernardinis - deputy chief of Italy's Civil Protection Department at the time - is reported to have advised worried residents to go home and sip a glass of wine. He even specified what kind: "Absolutely a Montepulciano."

    Read the BBC article.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20097554

    "Communication is at the bottom of this whole case," says David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University.

    "The scientists met, they did a risk assessment and they concluded there was an increased risk but the absolute risk was very low. They concluded they couldn't be confident there would be an earthquake.

    However this afterwards got communicated and understood by the public as a message that they could be confident there could not be an earthquake … that's what people understood and that's what has led to this court case.

    Spiegelhalter accepts that it is the responsibility of scientists to communicate risk effectively. But he fears the L'Aquila case might have damaging consequences.

    Could it deter scientists from offering their independent advice ?

    How bogus is this ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-10-28 16:57:21
    Six scientists go to jail for failing to predict an earthquake ! Sentenced to 6 years in prison !

    #sciencesunday   #earthquake   #Italy   #seismology   #eurmaestro

    Plus one to support the scientists, go science ! 

    This week six scientists and one government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter, for making "falsely reassuring" comments before an earthquake in 2009 in Italy.

    In L'Aquila a series of smaller tremors - a so-called "seismic swarm" - occurred before the larger earthquake eventually struck. After a seismic swarm the probability of a larger earthquake happening is increased but it is still low.

    There's a one in 100 chance of a swarm ending in a larger earthquake, or a smaller earthquake triggering a bigger one. It's very rare but it does occur.

    In other words, 99 times out of a 100 a series of tremors will not result in a larger earthquake. In L'Aquila, of course, it did happen.

    In the past in L'Aquila after a swarm of tremors some residents would leave their houses and sleep in their cars, to avoid the danger of collapsing buildings. However on this occasion comments by the authorities prompted some of those people to change their usual response and stay inside.

    This case is not about the scientists' ability to predict earthquakes - it is about their statements communicating the risk of an earthquake.

    The Italian seismologists understood that an earthquake was unlikely but not impossible. In a press conference, however, the message seemed to be that that meant there was nothing to worry about at all. This is the falsely reassuring statement which formed part of the case against them.

    The government official, Bernardo De Bernardinis - deputy chief of Italy's Civil Protection Department at the time - is reported to have advised worried residents to go home and sip a glass of wine. He even specified what kind: "Absolutely a Montepulciano."

    Read the BBC article.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20097554

    "Communication is at the bottom of this whole case," says David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University.

    "The scientists met, they did a risk assessment and they concluded there was an increased risk but the absolute risk was very low. They concluded they couldn't be confident there would be an earthquake.

    However this afterwards got communicated and understood by the public as a message that they could be confident there could not be an earthquake … that's what people understood and that's what has led to this court case.

    Spiegelhalter accepts that it is the responsibility of scientists to communicate risk effectively. But he fears the L'Aquila case might have damaging consequences.

    Could it deter scientists from offering their independent advice ?

    How bogus is this ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-01-18 19:58:28
    Lots of talk today about #SOPA and #PIPA but what is copyright ?

    Take a look at the history of copyright and why it's messed up today.

    Over 100 shares, view ripples:
    https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=z12mvpgatvmdup35w04cgny4io2ajjpov3w
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-25 22:35:59
    The Euro Maestro Weekly Roundup with Euro's Who's Who on Google Plus !

    #euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  

    To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !

    Find your engagement score and your friends' scores on +CircleCount 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    If you are not on the first page, just type your name in the search box. 

    What's hot this week ?

    Personal Front
    My engagement score dropped 1 point from 1000 to 999 which was enough to kick me off the top 15 list and put me at number 24.  I will have to work harder next week ! 

    iPhone news / personal front continued
    A photographer friend of mine got his hands on the new iPhone 6 (or is it 5s).  The resolution on the camera is so much better and I decided to use this opportunity to get new head shots.  As you can see from my profile pic, the image is much sharper than before.  Many thanks to +Rick Lutz, the awesome photographer.      

    Other Mobile News
    The Galaxy S4 to be announced in March !
    Check out the post by +Derek Ross 
    https://plus.google.com/+DerekRoss/posts/bJSLVfR9tJj

    Google plus has a new rap star or is it dancing star !
    Check out this awesome dance clip featuring none other than our own +Robert Scoble from #Rackspace  
    Check out this music clip posted by +Alexis Ohanian 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexisOhanian/posts/BXPp2dN9J5Y

    SXSW coming in March !
    Are you going to SXSW in March ? 
    Maybe you will meet up with +Carter Gibson +Amanda Blain or me !
    Why not join the SXSW fan community page created by Amanda Blain ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104969764114852911081

    Some hot circles !
    I'm not the only one to get a new profile pic nor the only one to release a hot circle today !
    Check out Awesome Women who comment or if you prefer Awesome Men by +steph wanamaker 
    https://plus.google.com/113067760031784364231/posts/dkr2zbRZDfh

    Science News
    +John Baez had this interesting post I found on +TECHNICS thanks to +Konstantin Lamanov 
    How many bits of information can you fit in the universe ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/102786751626732213960/posts/VymDPNQZRTU  

    This week's circle
    Handpicked circle by me of top engagers, you can't go wrong with this circle.

    Who are the top 15 ?
    1  Neila Rey  21k foll  1000 Engage  96 Edge  247 coms  398 s  1346 likes
    2  Shailja Sharma  10k foll  1000 Engage  98 Edge  150 coms  459 s  478 likes
    3  Ashley Tisdale  4081k fol  1000 Eng  6 Edge  368 coms  199 s  2009 likes
    4  +Luuh Santos   31k foll  1000 Engage  94 Edge  289 coms  359 s  545 likes
    5  Mike Shaw  1861k foll  1000 Engage  16 Edge  284 coms  239 s  1762 likes
    6  +Rinus Bakker   50k foll  1000 Engage  90 Edge  315 c  250 s  961 likes
    7  Hugh Jackman  4048k fol  1000 Engage  4 Edge  282 c  106 s  2013 likes
    8  Amanda Blain  2479k fol  1000 Engage  8 Edge  202 coms  222 s  1128 likes
    9  Jackie Chan  911k fol  1000 Engage  23 Edge  255 coms  101 s  1519 likes
    10  Ali Adelstein  23k foll  1000 Engage  93 Edge  130 coms  223 s  641 likes
    11  +Marques Brownlee   33k fol  999 Eng  89 Edge  146 c  138 s  900 likes
    12  Paco Barranco  17k fol  999 Engage  93 Edge  143 coms  154 s  530 likes
    13  +Trey Ratcliff   4371k follow  999 Engage  3 Edge  114 c  102 s  1049 likes
    14  Diego Torres Ruiz  4k fol  999 Engage  98 Edge  147 c  136 s  548 l
    15  Rosa Golijan  818k fol  999 Engage  16 Edge  136 coms  115 s  656 likes

    One person is missing from the circle, I am counting on you to let me know who that is !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-25 22:35:59
    The Euro Maestro Weekly Roundup with Euro's Who's Who on Google Plus !

    #euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  

    To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !

    Find your engagement score and your friends' scores on +CircleCount 
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    If you are not on the first page, just type your name in the search box. 

    What's hot this week ?

    Personal Front
    My engagement score dropped 1 point from 1000 to 999 which was enough to kick me off the top 15 list and put me at number 24.  I will have to work harder next week ! 

    iPhone news / personal front continued
    A photographer friend of mine got his hands on the new iPhone 6 (or is it 5s).  The resolution on the camera is so much better and I decided to use this opportunity to get new head shots.  As you can see from my profile pic, the image is much sharper than before.  Many thanks to +Rick Lutz, the awesome photographer.      

    Other Mobile News
    The Galaxy S4 to be announced in March !
    Check out the post by +Derek Ross 
    https://plus.google.com/+DerekRoss/posts/bJSLVfR9tJj

    Google plus has a new rap star or is it dancing star !
    Check out this awesome dance clip featuring none other than our own +Robert Scoble from #Rackspace  
    Check out this music clip posted by +Alexis Ohanian 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexisOhanian/posts/BXPp2dN9J5Y

    SXSW coming in March !
    Are you going to SXSW in March ? 
    Maybe you will meet up with +Carter Gibson +Amanda Blain or me !
    Why not join the SXSW fan community page created by Amanda Blain ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104969764114852911081

    Some hot circles !
    I'm not the only one to get a new profile pic nor the only one to release a hot circle today !
    Check out Awesome Women who comment or if you prefer Awesome Men by +steph wanamaker 
    https://plus.google.com/113067760031784364231/posts/dkr2zbRZDfh

    Science News
    +John Baez had this interesting post I found on +TECHNICS thanks to +Konstantin Lamanov 
    How many bits of information can you fit in the universe ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/102786751626732213960/posts/VymDPNQZRTU  

    This week's circle
    Handpicked circle by me of top engagers, you can't go wrong with this circle.

    Who are the top 15 ?
    1  Neila Rey  21k foll  1000 Engage  96 Edge  247 coms  398 s  1346 likes
    2  Shailja Sharma  10k foll  1000 Engage  98 Edge  150 coms  459 s  478 likes
    3  Ashley Tisdale  4081k fol  1000 Eng  6 Edge  368 coms  199 s  2009 likes
    4  +Luuh Santos   31k foll  1000 Engage  94 Edge  289 coms  359 s  545 likes
    5  Mike Shaw  1861k foll  1000 Engage  16 Edge  284 coms  239 s  1762 likes
    6  +Rinus Bakker   50k foll  1000 Engage  90 Edge  315 c  250 s  961 likes
    7  Hugh Jackman  4048k fol  1000 Engage  4 Edge  282 c  106 s  2013 likes
    8  Amanda Blain  2479k fol  1000 Engage  8 Edge  202 coms  222 s  1128 likes
    9  Jackie Chan  911k fol  1000 Engage  23 Edge  255 coms  101 s  1519 likes
    10  Ali Adelstein  23k foll  1000 Engage  93 Edge  130 coms  223 s  641 likes
    11  +Marques Brownlee   33k fol  999 Eng  89 Edge  146 c  138 s  900 likes
    12  Paco Barranco  17k fol  999 Engage  93 Edge  143 coms  154 s  530 likes
    13  +Trey Ratcliff   4371k follow  999 Engage  3 Edge  114 c  102 s  1049 likes
    14  Diego Torres Ruiz  4k fol  999 Engage  98 Edge  147 c  136 s  548 l
    15  Rosa Golijan  818k fol  999 Engage  16 Edge  136 coms  115 s  656 likes

    One person is missing from the circle, I am counting on you to let me know who that is !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-24 00:38:00
    Are Flying Cars Ready to Take Off Anytime Soon ?

    #futuretech   #aviation   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    The promise of the flying car has been just around the car for a long time now. 

    This proposed car, the TF-X by Terrafugia, holds the promise of finally delivering.  In many respects it works similar to  the Marine Corps V-22 Osprey. It has vertical take-off and landing. This allows the vehicle to take-off from a helipad or parking lot and hence does not require a runway. Unfortunately we are still a decade away from seeing this in production. 

    Read more from the ExtremeTech article.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155422-terrafugia-tf-x-the-vertical-take-off-flying-car

    Watch this YouTube video
    ► Flying Car - Terrafugia TF-X introduction

    Intersections without traffic lights
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/cte2xReKTwn

    Star Trek's Tricorder has arrived
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/UNs68PM11FJ

    Are you ready for flying cars ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-24 00:38:00
    Are Flying Cars Ready to Take Off Anytime Soon ?

    #futuretech   #aviation   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    The promise of the flying car has been just around the car for a long time now. 

    This proposed car, the TF-X by Terrafugia, holds the promise of finally delivering.  In many respects it works similar to  the Marine Corps V-22 Osprey. It has vertical take-off and landing. This allows the vehicle to take-off from a helipad or parking lot and hence does not require a runway. Unfortunately we are still a decade away from seeing this in production. 

    Read more from the ExtremeTech article.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155422-terrafugia-tf-x-the-vertical-take-off-flying-car

    Watch this YouTube video
    ► Flying Car - Terrafugia TF-X introduction

    Intersections without traffic lights
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/cte2xReKTwn

    Star Trek's Tricorder has arrived
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/UNs68PM11FJ

    Are you ready for flying cars ? 
  • 182 plusses - 67 comments - 74 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-22 13:43:11
    Is the Star Trek Tricorder about to become a reality ?

    #sciencesunday   #startrek   #futuretech   #euromaestro  

    Scanadu is about to release this Star Trek tricorder like device called Scout. The company is based at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

    The device works simply by holding it up to your forehead for 10 seconds.

    Simply place the Scanadu Scout™ on your forehead for 10 seconds and in a snap, your stats are displayed on your smartphone.

    The device can then track and monitor your vital signs. 
    It can track temperature, ECG, heart rate, oximetry and stress. 

    Read more in the Wired article.
    http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/02/features/tricorder?page=all

    More to come!
    I'll be reporting more about this next month. 

    The device can be ordered for $199 through the comany's IndieGoGo campaign and the firs thousand will get it for $149.

    Other Star Trek like technology becoming reality

    NASA is working on a warp drive (over 800 000 views)
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/bQkJ57LeweW

    Is Star Trek teleportation real ?
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/jJ94Ab7XBMS

    How would you like to have this tricorder like device at home ?
  • 129 plusses - 72 comments - 100 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-22 13:43:11
    Is the Star Trek Tricorder about to become a reality ?

    #sciencesunday   #startrek   #futuretech   #euromaestro  

    Scanadu is about to release this Star Trek tricorder like device called Scout. The company is based at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

    The device works simply by holding it up to your forehead for 10 seconds.

    Simply place the Scanadu Scout™ on your forehead for 10 seconds and in a snap, your stats are displayed on your smartphone.

    The device can then track and monitor your vital signs. 
    It can track temperature, ECG, heart rate, oximetry and stress. 

    Read more in the Wired article.
    http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/02/features/tricorder?page=all

    More to come!
    I'll be reporting more about this next month. 

    The device can be ordered for $199 through the comany's IndieGoGo campaign and the firs thousand will get it for $149.

    Other Star Trek like technology becoming reality

    NASA is working on a warp drive (over 800 000 views)
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/bQkJ57LeweW

    Is Star Trek teleportation real ?
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/jJ94Ab7XBMS

    How would you like to have this tricorder like device at home ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-03 15:40:44
    Starbucks has record sales but pays zero taxes again !

    #starbucks   #taxes   #occupy   #coffee   #euromaestro  

    Your cup of coffee at Starbucks costs you more than you think. In addition to the high price you pay for the coffee, you get the privilege of subsidizing Starbucks by paying more taxes to make up for all the taxes that Starbucks doesn't pay !

    Some interesting statistics about Starbucks :

    Starbucks has almost one third of the UK coffee market

    Starbucks had sales well in excess of 600 million dollars in the UK last year

    Starbucks paid zero taxes last year

    In the last 15 years, Starbucks paid zero taxes 14 years

    If you're wondering how Starbucks (and other larger corporations similarly) get away this, it goes something like this.

    Starbucks transferred some of the money to a sister company in the Netherlands in the form of royalty payments, bought its coffee beans from Switzerland and paid high interest rates to borrow money from other parts of the business.

    Read more about this on the BBC news site :

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20580980

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20573208

    Maybe you call this corporate welfare, tax avoidance/evasion, but it clearly raises an issue of fairness.

    Starbucks admitted that it "needed to do more" in the UK on tax.    

    Plus one if you think Starbucks should start paying its fair share !

    Is it time to end corporate welfare as we know it ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-03 15:40:44
    Starbucks has record sales but pays zero taxes again !

    #starbucks   #taxes   #occupy   #coffee   #euromaestro  

    Your cup of coffee at Starbucks costs you more than you think. In addition to the high price you pay for the coffee, you get the privilege of subsidizing Starbucks by paying more taxes to make up for all the taxes that Starbucks doesn't pay !

    Some interesting statistics about Starbucks :

    Starbucks has almost one third of the UK coffee market

    Starbucks had sales well in excess of 600 million dollars in the UK last year

    Starbucks paid zero taxes last year

    In the last 15 years, Starbucks paid zero taxes 14 years

    If you're wondering how Starbucks (and other larger corporations similarly) get away this, it goes something like this.

    Starbucks transferred some of the money to a sister company in the Netherlands in the form of royalty payments, bought its coffee beans from Switzerland and paid high interest rates to borrow money from other parts of the business.

    Read more about this on the BBC news site :

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20580980

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20573208

    Maybe you call this corporate welfare, tax avoidance/evasion, but it clearly raises an issue of fairness.

    Starbucks admitted that it "needed to do more" in the UK on tax.    

    Plus one if you think Starbucks should start paying its fair share !

    Is it time to end corporate welfare as we know it ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-19 01:10:49
    The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 28 000 Gplussers in the World in 2013.

    #euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  

    To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !

    The best of 2013 !

    See all 28 000 users ranked on circle count !
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Some explanations are at the bottom of this post.

    The top 15 Google plus users as of 16 Jan
    The top 15 users as of Wednesday share a special distinction. Each of them averaged over 100 comments, 100 reshares and 100 plusones per post on their most recent posts.  They were the only users to do so and post on a frequent basis (at least 3 times per week).  You will find a few other users who also have over 100 reshares, comments, and plusones but who post less frequently. 

    Who are the top 15 ?
    1  五月天阿信  85k follow  1000 Engage  81 Edge  500 coms  108 shares
    2  Ashley Tisdale  4063k follow  1000 Engage  5 Edge  368 c 231 shares 
    3  +Rinus Bakker   48k follow  1000 Engage  88 Edge  391 coms  310 s
    4  Luuh Santos  30k follow  1000 Engage  91 Edge  313 coms  374 shares  
    5  Paris Hilton  2790k follow  1000 Engage  4 Edge  311 coms  102 shares  
    6  +Amanda Blain   2463k follow  1000 Engage  5 Edge  181 c  201 shares
    7  Neila Lott  18k follow  1000 Engage  92 Edge  187 coms  201 shares 
    8  Mike Shaw  1860k follow  1000 Engage  6 Edge  174 coms  153 shares
    9  Diego Alejandro Torres Ruiz  4k follow 1000 Engage 98 Edge 185 c 174 s
    10  Marques Brownlee  32k follow  1000 Engage  85 Edge  149 coms  162 s
    11  Shailja Sharma  8k follow  1000 Engage  95 Edge  138 coms  216 s
    12  Paco Barranco  16k follow  1000 Engage  89 Edge  146 coms  123 s
    13  Mohamed Magdy  24k follow  1000 Engage  85 Edge  185 coms  109 s
    14 +Euro Maestro   40k follow  1000 Engage  78 Edge  175 coms  111 s
    15  nicinhagil gil  42k follow  1000 Engage  77 Edge  121 coms  148 s

    This is a major update to last week's list.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/fgrbWPqDYQH

    See all 28 000 users ranked on circle count !
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    See the top 3 000 users ranked on my blog.
    http://euromaestro.wordpress.com/google-plus-top/

    How can I find where my friends rank on this list or where I am on the list ?

    I want to find where I am on this list but I don't want to go through 28k names.

    1. Go to http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/
    2. In the search box, type the name you want to search for, example : "chris"
    3. With the example Chris shown above you will see all the matches.
    4. The profile will show his engagement score, edge score and rank.
    5. You can also click on "open page with profile" to see the profile in context

    What's new this week ?
    Last week, I included the best of all users with over 5k followers. This week it is the best of all users tracked by circlecount.com which tracks over 20 millions profiles. If you have high engagement but are not on this list, either I made a mistake (highly unlikely :)) or your profile isn't on circlecount and you should add it there if you want to track your statistics on Google plus. Frequency of posting is weighted in this week but there is no floor. 

    How is engagement scored and ranked ?
    Engagement for this list is the number of reshares, comments, and plusones that are received on a post.  The average for the most recent posts are combined with the frequency of the posts to form an engagement score.  This score is then ranked from 0 to 1000 for all the users who have at least 1 reshare or 2 comments on average. 

    What is Edge ?
    Edge is the engagement score per follower.  The engagement score per follower is then ranked on a range from 0 to 100.  This gives you the percentile scoring with the user base of those who have at least 1 reshare or 2 comments. 

    Why does the circle only have 119 people ?
    Because Google in its wisdom doesn't allow me to create a circle with 28 000 people. 

    Does the circle represent the top 119 people ?
    No.  The circle is handpicked group of people that have very high engagement scores and with whom I have interacted.  It's a personal recommendation on my part among those who have very high engagement. 

    How did some other people rank ?
    17  Jack Wolf  16k foll  999 Engage  94 Edge  94 c  324 s  748 +1
    20  Ali Adelstein  22k foll  999 Engage  91 Edge  164 c  250 s  696 +1
    32  Ryan Van Sickle  691k foll  999 Engage  8 Edge  72 c  87 s  312 +1
    37  Carter Gibson  761k foll  999 Engage  6 Edge  103 c  56 s  324 +1
    62  Mike Elgan  2085k foll  998 Engage  2 Edge  66 c  62 s  239 +1
    84  Rahul Roy  286k foll  997 Engage  17 Edge  44 c  67 s  197 +1
    216  Kurt Smith  24k foll  992 Engage  61 Edge  32 c  31 s  105 +1
    297  Christopher Prins  21k foll  990 Engage  59 Edge  42 c  16 s  116 +1
    344  Peter Grew  16k foll  988 Engage  64 Edge  32 c  17 s  130 +1
    349  Dalibor Pačić  15k foll  988 Engage  66 Edge  47 c  11 s  130 +1
    384  Jeff Sullivan  1182k foll  987 Engage  1 Edge  22 c  21 s  237 +1
    399  Louis Gray  162k foll  986 Engage  10 Edge  24 c  17 s  136 +1
    425  Walter Soestbergen  20k foll  985 Engage  56 Edge  31 c  12 s  131 +1
    515  Bill Gassett  9k foll  982 Engage  73 Edge  62 c  12 s  33 +1
    607  Liz Quilty  43k foll  979 Engage  30 Edge  23 c  13 s  54 +1
    611  Andreas Levi  23k foll  979 Engage  47 Edge  37 c  5 s  87 +1
    642  Christina Trapolino  59k foll  978 Engage  37 Edge  59 c  14 s  116 +1
    654  Bruce Richard Allbright  9k foll  977 Engage  72 Edge  62 c  5 s  43 +1
    657  dietmar rogacki  17k foll  977 Engage  52 Edge  28 c  5 s  94 +1
    665  Stefan Brenner  25k foll  977 Engage  41 Edge  16 c  8 s  102 +1
    675  Gabi Fischer  25k foll  976 Engage  43 Edge  24 c  5 s  111 +1
    761  Bakker Rinus  6k foll  973 Engage  72 Edge  15 c  15 s  39 +1
    782  Billy Wilson  1202k foll  973 Engage  1 Edge  16 c  7 s  72 +1
    808  Josep-Maria Robert  22k foll  972 Engage  41 Edge  26 c  4 s  78 +1
    856  Rodolfo Seide  6k foll  970 Engage  69 Edge  30 c  4 s  52 +1
    895  Lord Parker  28k foll  969 Engage  33 Edge  11 c  11 s  43 +1
    900  Susanne Ramharter  30k foll  968 Engage  28 Edge  11 c  8 s  57 +1
    936  Dana Allen  7k foll  967 Engage  64 Edge  9 c  9 s  56 +1
    953  Rosie Nixon  12k foll  967 Engage  51 Edge  20 c  4 s  54 +1
    959  Laurie DesAutels  66k foll  966 Engage  11 Edge  18 c  6 s  39 +1
    969  Joe Martinez  43k foll  966 Engage  22 Edge  7 c  12 s  49 +1
    984  Giselle Minoli  30k foll  966 Engage  40 Edge  55 c  2 s  36 +1
    1015  Rodney Pike  1213k foll  964 Engage  1 Edge  8 c  7 s  65 +1
    1073  Hamid Dastmalchi  11k foll  962 Engage  50 Edge  14 c  4 s  58 +1
    1082  Stephanie Van Pelt  43k foll  962 Engage  17 Edge  16 c  5 s  40 +1
    1083  Eileen O'Duffy  13k foll  962 Engage  49 Edge  26 c  3 s  41 +1
    1128  Dan Leveille  40k foll  960 Engage  22 Edge  6 c  12 s  40 +1
    1136  Bearman Cartoons  25k foll  960 Engage  29 Edge  19 c  5 s  30 +1
    1152  Dolidh Young (Eileen)  498k foll  960 Engage  1 Edge  13 c  4 s  53 +1
    1223  Thibaut Delp  16k foll  957 Engage  38 Edge  12 c  6 s  32 +1
    1229  Noah Diffenbaugh  667k foll  957 Engage  1 Edge  13 c  8 s  29 +1
    1278  Jake Croston  1080k foll  955 Engage  0 Edge  9 c  5 s  44 +1
    1310  martin shervington  36k foll  954 Engage  17 Edge  10 c  6 s  30 +1
    1318  Richard Kralicek  19k foll  954 Engage  33 Edge  14 c  2 s  63 +1
    1348  LAURIE WADE  26k foll  953 Engage  22 Edge  13 c  4 s  32 +1
    1390  Javier Miranda Nieto  23k foll  951 Engage  25 Edge  9 c  4 s  43 +1
    1419  Jack C Crawford  55k foll  950 Engage  9 Edge  15 c  4 s  24 +1
    1448  Lori Friedrich  25k foll  949 Engage  23 Edge  14 c  4 s  24 +1
    1458  Derek Ross  148k foll  949 Engage  2 Edge  11 c  4 s  30 +1
    1468  Margaret Tompkins  41k foll  949 Engage  12 Edge  10 c  3 s  43 +1
    1493  Jake Kern  18k foll  948 Engage  33 Edge  21 c  2 s  29 +1
    1496  Luke Mulvey  9k foll  948 Engage  49 Edge  11 c  2 s  55 +1
    1541  Gideon Rosenblatt  23k foll  946 Engage  23 Edge  10 c  5 s  22 +1
    1542  Marie Hélène Visconti  36k foll  946 Engage  19 Edge  20 c  1 s  55 +1
    1550  Denise Case  16k foll  946 Engage  41 Edge  4 c  11 s  33 +1
    1567  Lacerant Plainer  28k foll  945 Engage  18 Edge  7 c  5 s  30 +1
    1642  Jari Huomo  12k foll  942 Engage  38 Edge  8 c  5 s  23 +1
    1695  Pasi Hartoma  6k foll  941 Engage  61 Edge  14 c  1 s  59 +1
    1701  Larry Fournillier  932k foll  940 Engage  0 Edge  7 c  4 s  29 +1
    1733  Dan Soto  56k foll  939 Engage  6 Edge  7 c  5 s  22 +1
    1839  DeAno Jackson  195k foll  936 Engage  1 Edge  9 c  3 s  24 +1
    1898  Ayoub Khote  52k foll  933 Engage  7 Edge  14 c  2 s  21 +1
    1929  Michael B. Stuart  21k foll  932 Engage  21 Edge  6 c  2 s  47 +1
    1955  Robin Cohen  16k foll  931 Engage  25 Edge  9 c  2 s  30 +1
    1971  Carmelyne Thompson  53k foll  931 Engage  5 Edge  8 c  3 s  22 +1
    1992  Sangeeth VS  21k foll  930 Engage  25 Edge  13 c  3 s  26 +1
    2021  Janice Mansfield  1125k foll  929 Engage  0 Edge  7 c  2 s  35 +1
    2088  Dave Cox  1500k foll  927 Engage  0 Edge  6 c  2 s  37 +1
    2127  Gunnar Kristian Kopperud  33k foll  925 Eng  10 Edge  4 c  3 s  35 +1
    2133  Annette Junge Daugaard  25k foll  925 Eng  18 Edge  8 c  1 s  52 +1
    2208  Trev Warth  19k foll  923 Engage  20 Edge  9 c  3 s  14 +1
    2211  P E Sharpe  33k foll  922 Engage  10 Edge  9 c  3 s  14 +1
    2238  Paul Spoerry  29k foll  922 Engage  12 Edge  7 c  4 s  13 +1
    2259  Sean Cowen  31k foll  921 Engage  10 Edge  7 c  3 s  17 +1
    2309  Mark Smith  31k foll  919 Engage  11 Edge  12 c  2 s  14 +1
    2370  Mukundh B  12k foll  917 Engage  29 Edge  5 c  2 s  31 +1
    2383  Farzana Shan  20k foll  916 Engage  22 Edge  14 c  1 s  24 +1
    2388  Pam Adger  24k foll  916 Engage  14 Edge  9 c  2 s  17 +1
    2405  Steve Johnson  30k foll  916 Engage  12 Edge  6 c  1 s  50 +1
    2460  Neil Howard  24k foll  914 Engage  12 Edge  5 c  2 s  28 +1
    2503  Cliff Roth  244k foll  912 Engage  1 Edge  7 c  2 s  19 +1
    2507  Mellie B  16k foll  912 Engage  24 Edge  12 c  1 s  22 +1
    2517  Stefan Svartling  40k foll  912 Engage  8 Edge  13 c  2 s  10 +1
    2547  Mark Traphagen  29k foll  911 Engage  10 Edge  9 c  2 s  14 +1
    2579  Bobbi Jo Woods  78k foll  910 Engage  3 Edge  15 c  1 s  16 +1
    2582  Randy Hilarski  23k foll  909 Engage  14 Edge  5 c  4 s  12 +1
    2608  Marc Jansen  32k foll  909 Engage  8 Edge  7 c  2 s  17 +1
    2633  John A Schwamm Sr  1k foll  908 Engage  81 Edge  5 c  3 s  15 +1
    2638  Rumiana Nikolova  23k foll  907 Engage  13 Edge  8 c  1 s  28 +1
    2662  Robert Karlsson  9k foll  907 Engage  32 Edge  5 c  2 s  22 +1
    2701  Dirk Talamasca  69k foll  905 Engage  2 Edge  5 c  2 s  21 +1
    2873  Ward Plunet  35k foll  899 Engage  7 Edge  4 c  4 s  11 +1
    2876  Anders Stedtlund  10k foll  899 Engage  29 Edge  8 c  1 s  22 +1
    2892  Heimo Mauser  11k foll  899 Engage  27 Edge  3 c  2 s  29 +1
    2975  Wendy Baker  27k foll  896 Engage  9 Edge  6 c  1 s  29 +1
    2985  Chris Robinson  33k foll  895 Engage  7 Edge  3 c  4 s  13 +1
    3125  Shamil Weerakoon  13k foll  890 Engage  21 Edge  3 c  3 s  15 +1
    3149  Cesare Riccardo  30k foll  890 Engage  6 Edge  3 c  2 s  22 +1
    3199  Kay Shaw  15k foll  888 Engage  16 Edge  3 c  2 s  21 +1
    3317  AJ Kohn  32k foll  884 Engage  5 Edge  4 c  2 s  14 +1
    3353  Manijeh Kiana  1k foll  882 Engage  74 Edge  9 c  1 s  12 +1
    3369  Panah Rad  16k foll  882 Engage  15 Edge  6 c  2 s  9 +1
    3454  Lee Smallwood  20k foll  879 Engage  10 Edge  5 c  2 s  10 +1
    3460  Pascal Bovet  11k foll  879 Engage  50 Edge  2 c  12 s  25 +1
    3483  Andrey Mashnich   50k foll  878 Engage  4 Edge  1 c  4 s  24 +1
    3621  Suzanne Roberts  10k foll  873 Engage  24 Edge  7 c  1 s  12 +1
    3788  Mari Thomas  44k foll  867 Engage  3 Edge  8 c  1 s  9 +1
    3795  Martin Stoimenov  16k foll  867 Engage  13 Edge  3 c  3 s  8 +1
    3851  Jeff Jockisch  24k foll  865 Engage  7 Edge  5 c  2 s  7 +1
    3965  Bud Hoffman  14k foll  861 Engage  13 Edge  4 c  1 s  16 +1
    4053  Hakan Gül  21k foll  858 Engage  8 Edge  6 c  1 s  10 +1
    4203  Eren Mckay  38k foll  853 Engage  3 Edge  2 c  2 s  13 +1
    4227  Барская Марина  10k foll  852 Engage  18 Edge  3 c  1 s  17 +1
    4319  Michael Merkle  3k foll  849 Engage  47 Edge  4 c  1 s  12 +1
    4403  steph wanamaker  66k foll  846 Engage  2 Edge  5 c  1 s  9 +1
    4405  Meg Tufano  15k foll  845 Engage  11 Edge  5 c  1 s  9 +1
    4476  Claire Galczyk  15k foll  843 Engage  13 Edge  7 c  1 s  6 +1
    4484  Bueller Naris  20k foll  843 Engage  9 Edge  2 c  3 s  7 +1
    4556  Debbie Smith  3k foll  840 Engage  52 Edge  8 c  1 s  5 +1
    4690  Jürgen Keil  33k foll  835 Engage  3 Edge  2 c  1 s  18 +1
    4904  Emmett Lollis  33k foll  828 Engage  3 Edge  4 c  1 s  8 +1
    5165  Kathy Morlock  39k foll  819 Engage  2 Edge  3 c  1 s  9 +1
    5713  Karla Clark  13k foll  800 Engage  8 Edge  2 c  1 s  9 +1
    5862  nasira sana  8k foll  794 Engage  18 Edge  1 c  2 s  8 +1
    5911  Dusty Gedge  20k foll  793 Engage  4 Edge  2 c  1 s  8 +1
    5926  Marcin Gramza  4k foll  792 Engage  29 Edge  2 c  1 s  8 +1
    6022  Ole Olson  9k foll  789 Engage  13 Edge  3 c  1 s  5 +1
    6026  Patrik Järvelöv  11k foll  789 Engage  10 Edge  3 c  1 s  5 +1
    6317  Linda Dee  80k foll  778 Engage  1 Edge  1 c  1 s  12 +1
    6431  Al Remetch  7k foll  774 Engage  17 Edge  3 c  1 s  4 +1
    6557  Zoorabad Neshin  3k foll  770 Engage  56 Edge  3 c  1 s  41 +1
    6587  PJ Perdue  4k foll  769 Engage  31 Edge  1 c  2 s  5 +1
    6598  Hartmut Albert  20k foll  769 Engage  3 Edge  1 c  1 s  10 +1
    6697  Nicola Cocco  2k foll  765 Engage  40 Edge  2 c  1 s  5 +1
    7213  Michael Q Todd  15k foll  747 Engage  4 Edge  1 c  1 s  7 +1
    7532  Scarlett Johnson Rose  12k foll  736 Engage  6 Edge  1 c  1 s  6 +1
    8151  Sani Garba  6k foll  714 Engage  12 Edge  1 c  1 s  4 +1
    8169  Steve Fitch  3k foll  713 Engage  26 Edge  1 c  1 s  4 +1
    8622  Bret Weinstein  1k foll  698 Engage  67 Edge  1 c  1 s  3 +1
    9911  Zbigniew Galar  1k foll  652 Engage  56 Edge  1 c  1 s  1 +1
    12202  Ivan Dimitrijević  20k foll  572 Engage  9 Edge  0 c  2 s  25 +1
    12485  Tressa Crozier  3k foll  562 Engage  45 Edge  4 c  0 s  24 +1
    13606  Neeta Tolani  26k foll  523 Engage  3 Edge  5 c  0 s  10 +1
    15839  Jane Ellen  30k foll  444 Engage  2 Edge  3 c  0 s  9 +1
    16258  Dana Hermanová  9k foll  430 Engage  8 Edge  2 c  0 s  12 +1
    16563  Caitlyn Bowyer  4k foll  419 Engage  25 Edge  3 c  0 s  7 +1
    18879  Max Million  18k foll  338 Engage  2 Edge  0 c  1 s  5 +1
    19017  Jacqueline Arsenault  2k foll  333 Engage  36 Edge  3 c  0 s  2 +1
    20718  Ryan Ng  9k foll  273 Engage  5 Edge  0 c  1 s  3 +1
    21853  ‫مشبب المطيري‬‎  0k foll  233 Engage  No Edge  0 c  1 s  2 +1
    23591  Marco „DMSI“ Dolfi  4k foll  172 Engage  11 Edge  0 c  1 s  1 +1
    25127  Carlos Balderas  3k foll  118 Engage  14 Edge  2 c  0 s  2 +1

    Wow, I really like this. What can I do to help ?
    Well, this does take up some of time.  You can send some cash my way.  Just kidding. :)  But reshares, plusones and comments are always appreciated.

    Much gratitude to +CircleCount   for making this possible.

    Let me know any suggestions that you may have to improve this list.

    See all 28 000 users ranked on circle count !
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    If you need help searching for you or your friends in this list, read this post carefully because there are instructions on how to do that ! 
  • 111 plusses - 180 comments - 59 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-01-19 01:10:49
    The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 28 000 Gplussers in the World in 2013.

    #euromaestrocircles   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  

    To supercharge your stream, add this circle, and then reshare !

    The best of 2013 !

    See all 28 000 users ranked on circle count !
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Some explanations are at the bottom of this post.

    The top 15 Google plus users as of 16 Jan
    The top 15 users as of Wednesday share a special distinction. Each of them averaged over 100 comments, 100 reshares and 100 plusones per post on their most recent posts.  They were the only users to do so and post on a frequent basis (at least 3 times per week).  You will find a few other users who also have over 100 reshares, comments, and plusones but who post less frequently. 

    Who are the top 15 ?
    1  五月天阿信  85k follow  1000 Engage  81 Edge  500 coms  108 shares
    2  Ashley Tisdale  4063k follow  1000 Engage  5 Edge  368 c 231 shares 
    3  +Rinus Bakker   48k follow  1000 Engage  88 Edge  391 coms  310 s
    4  Luuh Santos  30k follow  1000 Engage  91 Edge  313 coms  374 shares  
    5  Paris Hilton  2790k follow  1000 Engage  4 Edge  311 coms  102 shares  
    6  +Amanda Blain   2463k follow  1000 Engage  5 Edge  181 c  201 shares
    7  Neila Lott  18k follow  1000 Engage  92 Edge  187 coms  201 shares 
    8  Mike Shaw  1860k follow  1000 Engage  6 Edge  174 coms  153 shares
    9  Diego Alejandro Torres Ruiz  4k follow 1000 Engage 98 Edge 185 c 174 s
    10  Marques Brownlee  32k follow  1000 Engage  85 Edge  149 coms  162 s
    11  Shailja Sharma  8k follow  1000 Engage  95 Edge  138 coms  216 s
    12  Paco Barranco  16k follow  1000 Engage  89 Edge  146 coms  123 s
    13  Mohamed Magdy  24k follow  1000 Engage  85 Edge  185 coms  109 s
    14 +Euro Maestro   40k follow  1000 Engage  78 Edge  175 coms  111 s
    15  nicinhagil gil  42k follow  1000 Engage  77 Edge  121 coms  148 s

    This is a major update to last week's list.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/fgrbWPqDYQH

    See all 28 000 users ranked on circle count !
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    See the top 3 000 users ranked on my blog.
    http://euromaestro.wordpress.com/google-plus-top/

    How can I find where my friends rank on this list or where I am on the list ?

    I want to find where I am on this list but I don't want to go through 28k names.

    1. Go to http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/
    2. In the search box, type the name you want to search for, example : "chris"
    3. With the example Chris shown above you will see all the matches.
    4. The profile will show his engagement score, edge score and rank.
    5. You can also click on "open page with profile" to see the profile in context

    What's new this week ?
    Last week, I included the best of all users with over 5k followers. This week it is the best of all users tracked by circlecount.com which tracks over 20 millions profiles. If you have high engagement but are not on this list, either I made a mistake (highly unlikely :)) or your profile isn't on circlecount and you should add it there if you want to track your statistics on Google plus. Frequency of posting is weighted in this week but there is no floor. 

    How is engagement scored and ranked ?
    Engagement for this list is the number of reshares, comments, and plusones that are received on a post.  The average for the most recent posts are combined with the frequency of the posts to form an engagement score.  This score is then ranked from 0 to 1000 for all the users who have at least 1 reshare or 2 comments on average. 

    What is Edge ?
    Edge is the engagement score per follower.  The engagement score per follower is then ranked on a range from 0 to 100.  This gives you the percentile scoring with the user base of those who have at least 1 reshare or 2 comments. 

    Why does the circle only have 119 people ?
    Because Google in its wisdom doesn't allow me to create a circle with 28 000 people. 

    Does the circle represent the top 119 people ?
    No.  The circle is handpicked group of people that have very high engagement scores and with whom I have interacted.  It's a personal recommendation on my part among those who have very high engagement. 

    How did some other people rank ?
    17  Jack Wolf  16k foll  999 Engage  94 Edge  94 c  324 s  748 +1
    20  Ali Adelstein  22k foll  999 Engage  91 Edge  164 c  250 s  696 +1
    32  Ryan Van Sickle  691k foll  999 Engage  8 Edge  72 c  87 s  312 +1
    37  Carter Gibson  761k foll  999 Engage  6 Edge  103 c  56 s  324 +1
    62  Mike Elgan  2085k foll  998 Engage  2 Edge  66 c  62 s  239 +1
    84  Rahul Roy  286k foll  997 Engage  17 Edge  44 c  67 s  197 +1
    216  Kurt Smith  24k foll  992 Engage  61 Edge  32 c  31 s  105 +1
    297  Christopher Prins  21k foll  990 Engage  59 Edge  42 c  16 s  116 +1
    344  Peter Grew  16k foll  988 Engage  64 Edge  32 c  17 s  130 +1
    349  Dalibor Pačić  15k foll  988 Engage  66 Edge  47 c  11 s  130 +1
    384  Jeff Sullivan  1182k foll  987 Engage  1 Edge  22 c  21 s  237 +1
    399  Louis Gray  162k foll  986 Engage  10 Edge  24 c  17 s  136 +1
    425  Walter Soestbergen  20k foll  985 Engage  56 Edge  31 c  12 s  131 +1
    515  Bill Gassett  9k foll  982 Engage  73 Edge  62 c  12 s  33 +1
    607  Liz Quilty  43k foll  979 Engage  30 Edge  23 c  13 s  54 +1
    611  Andreas Levi  23k foll  979 Engage  47 Edge  37 c  5 s  87 +1
    642  Christina Trapolino  59k foll  978 Engage  37 Edge  59 c  14 s  116 +1
    654  Bruce Richard Allbright  9k foll  977 Engage  72 Edge  62 c  5 s  43 +1
    657  dietmar rogacki  17k foll  977 Engage  52 Edge  28 c  5 s  94 +1
    665  Stefan Brenner  25k foll  977 Engage  41 Edge  16 c  8 s  102 +1
    675  Gabi Fischer  25k foll  976 Engage  43 Edge  24 c  5 s  111 +1
    761  Bakker Rinus  6k foll  973 Engage  72 Edge  15 c  15 s  39 +1
    782  Billy Wilson  1202k foll  973 Engage  1 Edge  16 c  7 s  72 +1
    808  Josep-Maria Robert  22k foll  972 Engage  41 Edge  26 c  4 s  78 +1
    856  Rodolfo Seide  6k foll  970 Engage  69 Edge  30 c  4 s  52 +1
    895  Lord Parker  28k foll  969 Engage  33 Edge  11 c  11 s  43 +1
    900  Susanne Ramharter  30k foll  968 Engage  28 Edge  11 c  8 s  57 +1
    936  Dana Allen  7k foll  967 Engage  64 Edge  9 c  9 s  56 +1
    953  Rosie Nixon  12k foll  967 Engage  51 Edge  20 c  4 s  54 +1
    959  Laurie DesAutels  66k foll  966 Engage  11 Edge  18 c  6 s  39 +1
    969  Joe Martinez  43k foll  966 Engage  22 Edge  7 c  12 s  49 +1
    984  Giselle Minoli  30k foll  966 Engage  40 Edge  55 c  2 s  36 +1
    1015  Rodney Pike  1213k foll  964 Engage  1 Edge  8 c  7 s  65 +1
    1073  Hamid Dastmalchi  11k foll  962 Engage  50 Edge  14 c  4 s  58 +1
    1082  Stephanie Van Pelt  43k foll  962 Engage  17 Edge  16 c  5 s  40 +1
    1083  Eileen O'Duffy  13k foll  962 Engage  49 Edge  26 c  3 s  41 +1
    1128  Dan Leveille  40k foll  960 Engage  22 Edge  6 c  12 s  40 +1
    1136  Bearman Cartoons  25k foll  960 Engage  29 Edge  19 c  5 s  30 +1
    1152  Dolidh Young (Eileen)  498k foll  960 Engage  1 Edge  13 c  4 s  53 +1
    1223  Thibaut Delp  16k foll  957 Engage  38 Edge  12 c  6 s  32 +1
    1229  Noah Diffenbaugh  667k foll  957 Engage  1 Edge  13 c  8 s  29 +1
    1278  Jake Croston  1080k foll  955 Engage  0 Edge  9 c  5 s  44 +1
    1310  martin shervington  36k foll  954 Engage  17 Edge  10 c  6 s  30 +1
    1318  Richard Kralicek  19k foll  954 Engage  33 Edge  14 c  2 s  63 +1
    1348  LAURIE WADE  26k foll  953 Engage  22 Edge  13 c  4 s  32 +1
    1390  Javier Miranda Nieto  23k foll  951 Engage  25 Edge  9 c  4 s  43 +1
    1419  Jack C Crawford  55k foll  950 Engage  9 Edge  15 c  4 s  24 +1
    1448  Lori Friedrich  25k foll  949 Engage  23 Edge  14 c  4 s  24 +1
    1458  Derek Ross  148k foll  949 Engage  2 Edge  11 c  4 s  30 +1
    1468  Margaret Tompkins  41k foll  949 Engage  12 Edge  10 c  3 s  43 +1
    1493  Jake Kern  18k foll  948 Engage  33 Edge  21 c  2 s  29 +1
    1496  Luke Mulvey  9k foll  948 Engage  49 Edge  11 c  2 s  55 +1
    1541  Gideon Rosenblatt  23k foll  946 Engage  23 Edge  10 c  5 s  22 +1
    1542  Marie Hélène Visconti  36k foll  946 Engage  19 Edge  20 c  1 s  55 +1
    1550  Denise Case  16k foll  946 Engage  41 Edge  4 c  11 s  33 +1
    1567  Lacerant Plainer  28k foll  945 Engage  18 Edge  7 c  5 s  30 +1
    1642  Jari Huomo  12k foll  942 Engage  38 Edge  8 c  5 s  23 +1
    1695  Pasi Hartoma  6k foll  941 Engage  61 Edge  14 c  1 s  59 +1
    1701  Larry Fournillier  932k foll  940 Engage  0 Edge  7 c  4 s  29 +1
    1733  Dan Soto  56k foll  939 Engage  6 Edge  7 c  5 s  22 +1
    1839  DeAno Jackson  195k foll  936 Engage  1 Edge  9 c  3 s  24 +1
    1898  Ayoub Khote  52k foll  933 Engage  7 Edge  14 c  2 s  21 +1
    1929  Michael B. Stuart  21k foll  932 Engage  21 Edge  6 c  2 s  47 +1
    1955  Robin Cohen  16k foll  931 Engage  25 Edge  9 c  2 s  30 +1
    1971  Carmelyne Thompson  53k foll  931 Engage  5 Edge  8 c  3 s  22 +1
    1992  Sangeeth VS  21k foll  930 Engage  25 Edge  13 c  3 s  26 +1
    2021  Janice Mansfield  1125k foll  929 Engage  0 Edge  7 c  2 s  35 +1
    2088  Dave Cox  1500k foll  927 Engage  0 Edge  6 c  2 s  37 +1
    2127  Gunnar Kristian Kopperud  33k foll  925 Eng  10 Edge  4 c  3 s  35 +1
    2133  Annette Junge Daugaard  25k foll  925 Eng  18 Edge  8 c  1 s  52 +1
    2208  Trev Warth  19k foll  923 Engage  20 Edge  9 c  3 s  14 +1
    2211  P E Sharpe  33k foll  922 Engage  10 Edge  9 c  3 s  14 +1
    2238  Paul Spoerry  29k foll  922 Engage  12 Edge  7 c  4 s  13 +1
    2259  Sean Cowen  31k foll  921 Engage  10 Edge  7 c  3 s  17 +1
    2309  Mark Smith  31k foll  919 Engage  11 Edge  12 c  2 s  14 +1
    2370  Mukundh B  12k foll  917 Engage  29 Edge  5 c  2 s  31 +1
    2383  Farzana Shan  20k foll  916 Engage  22 Edge  14 c  1 s  24 +1
    2388  Pam Adger  24k foll  916 Engage  14 Edge  9 c  2 s  17 +1
    2405  Steve Johnson  30k foll  916 Engage  12 Edge  6 c  1 s  50 +1
    2460  Neil Howard  24k foll  914 Engage  12 Edge  5 c  2 s  28 +1
    2503  Cliff Roth  244k foll  912 Engage  1 Edge  7 c  2 s  19 +1
    2507  Mellie B  16k foll  912 Engage  24 Edge  12 c  1 s  22 +1
    2517  Stefan Svartling  40k foll  912 Engage  8 Edge  13 c  2 s  10 +1
    2547  Mark Traphagen  29k foll  911 Engage  10 Edge  9 c  2 s  14 +1
    2579  Bobbi Jo Woods  78k foll  910 Engage  3 Edge  15 c  1 s  16 +1
    2582  Randy Hilarski  23k foll  909 Engage  14 Edge  5 c  4 s  12 +1
    2608  Marc Jansen  32k foll  909 Engage  8 Edge  7 c  2 s  17 +1
    2633  John A Schwamm Sr  1k foll  908 Engage  81 Edge  5 c  3 s  15 +1
    2638  Rumiana Nikolova  23k foll  907 Engage  13 Edge  8 c  1 s  28 +1
    2662  Robert Karlsson  9k foll  907 Engage  32 Edge  5 c  2 s  22 +1
    2701  Dirk Talamasca  69k foll  905 Engage  2 Edge  5 c  2 s  21 +1
    2873  Ward Plunet  35k foll  899 Engage  7 Edge  4 c  4 s  11 +1
    2876  Anders Stedtlund  10k foll  899 Engage  29 Edge  8 c  1 s  22 +1
    2892  Heimo Mauser  11k foll  899 Engage  27 Edge  3 c  2 s  29 +1
    2975  Wendy Baker  27k foll  896 Engage  9 Edge  6 c  1 s  29 +1
    2985  Chris Robinson  33k foll  895 Engage  7 Edge  3 c  4 s  13 +1
    3125  Shamil Weerakoon  13k foll  890 Engage  21 Edge  3 c  3 s  15 +1
    3149  Cesare Riccardo  30k foll  890 Engage  6 Edge  3 c  2 s  22 +1
    3199  Kay Shaw  15k foll  888 Engage  16 Edge  3 c  2 s  21 +1
    3317  AJ Kohn  32k foll  884 Engage  5 Edge  4 c  2 s  14 +1
    3353  Manijeh Kiana  1k foll  882 Engage  74 Edge  9 c  1 s  12 +1
    3369  Panah Rad  16k foll  882 Engage  15 Edge  6 c  2 s  9 +1
    3454  Lee Smallwood  20k foll  879 Engage  10 Edge  5 c  2 s  10 +1
    3460  Pascal Bovet  11k foll  879 Engage  50 Edge  2 c  12 s  25 +1
    3483  Andrey Mashnich   50k foll  878 Engage  4 Edge  1 c  4 s  24 +1
    3621  Suzanne Roberts  10k foll  873 Engage  24 Edge  7 c  1 s  12 +1
    3788  Mari Thomas  44k foll  867 Engage  3 Edge  8 c  1 s  9 +1
    3795  Martin Stoimenov  16k foll  867 Engage  13 Edge  3 c  3 s  8 +1
    3851  Jeff Jockisch  24k foll  865 Engage  7 Edge  5 c  2 s  7 +1
    3965  Bud Hoffman  14k foll  861 Engage  13 Edge  4 c  1 s  16 +1
    4053  Hakan Gül  21k foll  858 Engage  8 Edge  6 c  1 s  10 +1
    4203  Eren Mckay  38k foll  853 Engage  3 Edge  2 c  2 s  13 +1
    4227  Барская Марина  10k foll  852 Engage  18 Edge  3 c  1 s  17 +1
    4319  Michael Merkle  3k foll  849 Engage  47 Edge  4 c  1 s  12 +1
    4403  steph wanamaker  66k foll  846 Engage  2 Edge  5 c  1 s  9 +1
    4405  Meg Tufano  15k foll  845 Engage  11 Edge  5 c  1 s  9 +1
    4476  Claire Galczyk  15k foll  843 Engage  13 Edge  7 c  1 s  6 +1
    4484  Bueller Naris  20k foll  843 Engage  9 Edge  2 c  3 s  7 +1
    4556  Debbie Smith  3k foll  840 Engage  52 Edge  8 c  1 s  5 +1
    4690  Jürgen Keil  33k foll  835 Engage  3 Edge  2 c  1 s  18 +1
    4904  Emmett Lollis  33k foll  828 Engage  3 Edge  4 c  1 s  8 +1
    5165  Kathy Morlock  39k foll  819 Engage  2 Edge  3 c  1 s  9 +1
    5713  Karla Clark  13k foll  800 Engage  8 Edge  2 c  1 s  9 +1
    5862  nasira sana  8k foll  794 Engage  18 Edge  1 c  2 s  8 +1
    5911  Dusty Gedge  20k foll  793 Engage  4 Edge  2 c  1 s  8 +1
    5926  Marcin Gramza  4k foll  792 Engage  29 Edge  2 c  1 s  8 +1
    6022  Ole Olson  9k foll  789 Engage  13 Edge  3 c  1 s  5 +1
    6026  Patrik Järvelöv  11k foll  789 Engage  10 Edge  3 c  1 s  5 +1
    6317  Linda Dee  80k foll  778 Engage  1 Edge  1 c  1 s  12 +1
    6431  Al Remetch  7k foll  774 Engage  17 Edge  3 c  1 s  4 +1
    6557  Zoorabad Neshin  3k foll  770 Engage  56 Edge  3 c  1 s  41 +1
    6587  PJ Perdue  4k foll  769 Engage  31 Edge  1 c  2 s  5 +1
    6598  Hartmut Albert  20k foll  769 Engage  3 Edge  1 c  1 s  10 +1
    6697  Nicola Cocco  2k foll  765 Engage  40 Edge  2 c  1 s  5 +1
    7213  Michael Q Todd  15k foll  747 Engage  4 Edge  1 c  1 s  7 +1
    7532  Scarlett Johnson Rose  12k foll  736 Engage  6 Edge  1 c  1 s  6 +1
    8151  Sani Garba  6k foll  714 Engage  12 Edge  1 c  1 s  4 +1
    8169  Steve Fitch  3k foll  713 Engage  26 Edge  1 c  1 s  4 +1
    8622  Bret Weinstein  1k foll  698 Engage  67 Edge  1 c  1 s  3 +1
    9911  Zbigniew Galar  1k foll  652 Engage  56 Edge  1 c  1 s  1 +1
    12202  Ivan Dimitrijević  20k foll  572 Engage  9 Edge  0 c  2 s  25 +1
    12485  Tressa Crozier  3k foll  562 Engage  45 Edge  4 c  0 s  24 +1
    13606  Neeta Tolani  26k foll  523 Engage  3 Edge  5 c  0 s  10 +1
    15839  Jane Ellen  30k foll  444 Engage  2 Edge  3 c  0 s  9 +1
    16258  Dana Hermanová  9k foll  430 Engage  8 Edge  2 c  0 s  12 +1
    16563  Caitlyn Bowyer  4k foll  419 Engage  25 Edge  3 c  0 s  7 +1
    18879  Max Million  18k foll  338 Engage  2 Edge  0 c  1 s  5 +1
    19017  Jacqueline Arsenault  2k foll  333 Engage  36 Edge  3 c  0 s  2 +1
    20718  Ryan Ng  9k foll  273 Engage  5 Edge  0 c  1 s  3 +1
    21853  ‫مشبب المطيري‬‎  0k foll  233 Engage  No Edge  0 c  1 s  2 +1
    23591  Marco „DMSI“ Dolfi  4k foll  172 Engage  11 Edge  0 c  1 s  1 +1
    25127  Carlos Balderas  3k foll  118 Engage  14 Edge  2 c  0 s  2 +1

    Wow, I really like this. What can I do to help ?
    Well, this does take up some of time.  You can send some cash my way.  Just kidding. :)  But reshares, plusones and comments are always appreciated.

    Much gratitude to +CircleCount   for making this possible.

    Let me know any suggestions that you may have to improve this list.

    See all 28 000 users ranked on circle count !
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    If you need help searching for you or your friends in this list, read this post carefully because there are instructions on how to do that ! 
  • 111 plusses - 180 comments - 59 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-22 15:44:28
    Dentist fires assistant for being irresistible. Iowa court says that's legal !

    #womensrights   #discrimination   #sexualharassment   #euromaestro  

    Can a boss fire an employee he finds attractive because he and his wife, fairly or not, see her as a threat to their marriage ?

    Yes, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

    The court reached that decision unanimously, 7 - 0. The Iowa Supreme court consists of 7 male judges. 

    The question we must answer is ... whether an employee who has not engaged in flirtatious conduct may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attraction, Justice Edward M. Mansfield wrote for the high court.

    Note that the court finds this type of firing legal irrespective of the conduct of the employee being fired.

    Read the court's ruling here.
    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/12/21/11-1857.pdf

    Read the CNN article
    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/justice/iowa-irresistible-worker/index.html

    The case concerns the employment Nelson's employment as a dental assistant. She worked for James Knight in 1999 and stayed for more than 10 years at the Fort Dodge business.

    Toward the end of her employment, Knight complained to Nelson her clothing was tight and distracting, the decision read. She denied her clothes were inappropriate.

    At one point, Knight told Nelson that "if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing," the decision read.

    During the last six months of Nelson's employment, Nelson and Knight, both married with children, started sending text messages to each other outside of work. Neither objected to the texting.

    Knight's wife, who was employed at the same dental office, found out about those messages in late 2009 and demanded he fire Nelson.

    In early 2010, he did just that. In the presence of a pastor, Knight told Nelson she had become a "detriment" to his family and that for the sake of both their families, they should no longer work together, the decision read. Knight gave Nelson one month's severance.

    In a subsequent conversation between Knight and Nelson's husband, Knight said Nelson had not done nothing wrong and that she was the best dental assistant he ever had, the decision read.

    Nelson filed a lawsuit, contending that Knight fired her because of her gender. She did not say he committed sexual harassment.

    In response, Knight argued that Nelson was fired because of the "nature of their relationship and the perceived threat" to his marriage, not because of her gender. In fact, he said, Knight only employs women and replaced Nelson with another female employee.

    The court's position is that this doesn't constitute gender discrimination.  Seems to me that this interpretation puts women at risk in the workplace to sexual harassment.

    Very interested in your opinion. +steph wanamaker +Bobbi Jo Woods +A.V. Flox +Susan Stone +Susanne Ramharter +Laurie DesAutels +Amanda Blain +Elaine Lindsay +Ann McPherson +Wendy Cockcroft +Daria Musk  

    Was the court right on the money or way off base ?

    What would you do in this situation ?  
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-22 15:44:28
    Dentist fires assistant for being irresistible. Iowa court says that's legal !

    #womensrights   #discrimination   #sexualharassment   #euromaestro  

    Can a boss fire an employee he finds attractive because he and his wife, fairly or not, see her as a threat to their marriage ?

    Yes, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

    The court reached that decision unanimously, 7 - 0. The Iowa Supreme court consists of 7 male judges. 

    The question we must answer is ... whether an employee who has not engaged in flirtatious conduct may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attraction, Justice Edward M. Mansfield wrote for the high court.

    Note that the court finds this type of firing legal irrespective of the conduct of the employee being fired.

    Read the court's ruling here.
    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/12/21/11-1857.pdf

    Read the CNN article
    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/justice/iowa-irresistible-worker/index.html

    The case concerns the employment Nelson's employment as a dental assistant. She worked for James Knight in 1999 and stayed for more than 10 years at the Fort Dodge business.

    Toward the end of her employment, Knight complained to Nelson her clothing was tight and distracting, the decision read. She denied her clothes were inappropriate.

    At one point, Knight told Nelson that "if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing," the decision read.

    During the last six months of Nelson's employment, Nelson and Knight, both married with children, started sending text messages to each other outside of work. Neither objected to the texting.

    Knight's wife, who was employed at the same dental office, found out about those messages in late 2009 and demanded he fire Nelson.

    In early 2010, he did just that. In the presence of a pastor, Knight told Nelson she had become a "detriment" to his family and that for the sake of both their families, they should no longer work together, the decision read. Knight gave Nelson one month's severance.

    In a subsequent conversation between Knight and Nelson's husband, Knight said Nelson had not done nothing wrong and that she was the best dental assistant he ever had, the decision read.

    Nelson filed a lawsuit, contending that Knight fired her because of her gender. She did not say he committed sexual harassment.

    In response, Knight argued that Nelson was fired because of the "nature of their relationship and the perceived threat" to his marriage, not because of her gender. In fact, he said, Knight only employs women and replaced Nelson with another female employee.

    The court's position is that this doesn't constitute gender discrimination.  Seems to me that this interpretation puts women at risk in the workplace to sexual harassment.

    Very interested in your opinion. +steph wanamaker +Bobbi Jo Woods +A.V. Flox +Susan Stone +Susanne Ramharter +Laurie DesAutels +Amanda Blain +Elaine Lindsay +Ann McPherson +Wendy Cockcroft +Daria Musk  

    Was the court right on the money or way off base ?

    What would you do in this situation ?  
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-02 18:14:54
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff   #euromaestrocircles   #euromaestro   #weeklyreview  

    Who are the top engagers on Google Plus this week ?

    Find out on +CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    Who moved up this week ?
    +Shailja Sharma overtook Neila Rey to get the number 1 spot this week.
    +Rinus Bakker reclaimed the number 3 spot this week.
    Ashley Tindale slipped down to fourth place.  
    +Hugh Jackman climbed up to number 5 from number 16 two weeks ago. 
    +Amanda Blain always in the top 10 secured number 6 once again.
    +Marques Brownlee moved up to number 7.
    +Ali Adelstein advanced to number 8.
    +Trey Ratcliff entered into the top 10 for the first time at number 9.
    And +Luuh Santos rounded out the top 10.
    +Wil Wheaton has been moving up quickly from number 27 two weeks ago to number 13 this week.

    What happened in Google plus this last week and in January ?

    We had Community Manager Appreciation Day ! 

    Our very own +Natalie Villalobos gave us
    10 Tips For Being The Best Community Manager On The Block
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/So9X9jK7wNa

    +Carter Gibson interviewed Natalie and Google Voice CM +Matt Bariletti 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/115121555137256496805/posts/1fYLSSeCbam

    *Google plus became the world's second biggest social network ! (yay Google !)
    http://goo.gl/fHesn  must read article by +Alex Masters 

    Google Plus has the fastest growing active usage by +Joe Martinez 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/106382433884876652170/posts/GDZk8NSxzfv

    The Google Plus Business Network community was created by +Thomas Power and +Bob Barker 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    +Trey Ratcliff did an online photo workshop "Midnight in Paris"
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TreyRatcliff/posts/XpzFAnPsERm You'll definitely want to catch the next workshop class if you missed this one.

    +Elaine Lindsay hosts a bi-weekly HOA show called Business Banter Plus
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/105402081302762553745/posts/hei12GrhB2C

    Be sure to check out +NOD3x by +Lee Smallwood which is a great tool for data mining, social network analysis, and dealing with big data.

    Have news that you didn't see on here ?

    Tell me your hot news in the comments to include next week's roundup !

    Also, this month my friend +Joe Martinez hit 40k followers ! Congratulations ! And your favourite penguin +Euro Maestro also hit 40k followers in January. 
    So I have created an appreciation circle for this week.  These are the people that have added me in a circle according to circlecount. Don't forget to add your circles to circlecount. 

    Also let me know if you prefer seeing the update on Friday or Saturday.

    Have a great week and above all #dftba !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-02 18:14:54
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff   #euromaestrocircles   #euromaestro   #weeklyreview  

    Who are the top engagers on Google Plus this week ?

    Find out on +CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    Who moved up this week ?
    +Shailja Sharma overtook Neila Rey to get the number 1 spot this week.
    +Rinus Bakker reclaimed the number 3 spot this week.
    Ashley Tindale slipped down to fourth place.  
    +Hugh Jackman climbed up to number 5 from number 16 two weeks ago. 
    +Amanda Blain always in the top 10 secured number 6 once again.
    +Marques Brownlee moved up to number 7.
    +Ali Adelstein advanced to number 8.
    +Trey Ratcliff entered into the top 10 for the first time at number 9.
    And +Luuh Santos rounded out the top 10.
    +Wil Wheaton has been moving up quickly from number 27 two weeks ago to number 13 this week.

    What happened in Google plus this last week and in January ?

    We had Community Manager Appreciation Day ! 

    Our very own +Natalie Villalobos gave us
    10 Tips For Being The Best Community Manager On The Block
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/So9X9jK7wNa

    +Carter Gibson interviewed Natalie and Google Voice CM +Matt Bariletti 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/115121555137256496805/posts/1fYLSSeCbam

    *Google plus became the world's second biggest social network ! (yay Google !)
    http://goo.gl/fHesn  must read article by +Alex Masters 

    Google Plus has the fastest growing active usage by +Joe Martinez 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/106382433884876652170/posts/GDZk8NSxzfv

    The Google Plus Business Network community was created by +Thomas Power and +Bob Barker 
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287

    +Trey Ratcliff did an online photo workshop "Midnight in Paris"
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TreyRatcliff/posts/XpzFAnPsERm You'll definitely want to catch the next workshop class if you missed this one.

    +Elaine Lindsay hosts a bi-weekly HOA show called Business Banter Plus
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/105402081302762553745/posts/hei12GrhB2C

    Be sure to check out +NOD3x by +Lee Smallwood which is a great tool for data mining, social network analysis, and dealing with big data.

    Have news that you didn't see on here ?

    Tell me your hot news in the comments to include next week's roundup !

    Also, this month my friend +Joe Martinez hit 40k followers ! Congratulations ! And your favourite penguin +Euro Maestro also hit 40k followers in January. 
    So I have created an appreciation circle for this week.  These are the people that have added me in a circle according to circlecount. Don't forget to add your circles to circlecount. 

    Also let me know if you prefer seeing the update on Friday or Saturday.

    Have a great week and above all #dftba !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-08 09:52:05
    Another 15 exoplanets within habitable zone discovered - by amateur astronomers !

    #space   #exoplanets   #Goldilocks   #goldilockszone    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Planet Hunters submitted a paper today to Astrophysical Journal citing the discovery of 15 new exoplanets within the habitable zone which is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone. 

    The discovery was made possible by citizen scientists, amateur astronomers, who volunteer their time on this crowd sourcing project.  There are numerous research projects that rely on crowd sourcing now and perhaps one of the most famous ones is the SETI project to search for signals from extraterrestrial life forms. 

    http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/4377/20130107/15-more-exoplanets-within-habitable-zone-discovered.htm

    It's been a great month for news that is encouraging to the prospects of finding intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy.  We now believe that planet formation is the norm and that there are at least 100 billion planets in the milky way.  We also believe that there at least 17 billion earth-size planets in a close orbit around their star

    Dr Chris Lintott of Oxford University thinks that there are even more moons than planets, and many of them lush and habitable.

    Dr. Ji Wang of Yale University also has great expectations for one of the planets discovereda and says "We can speculate that PH2 b might have a rocky moon that would be suitable for life. I can't wait for the day when astronomers report detecting signs of life on other worlds instead of just locating potentially habitable environments. That could happen any day now."

    Why not volunteer today ?

    Dr Chris Lintott said: These are planet candidates that slipped through the net, being missed by professional astronomers and rescued by volunteers in front of their web browsers. It's remarkable to think that absolutely anyone can discover a planet.'

    More than 40 volunteers at Planet Hunters were listed as authors for the paper submitted to Astrophysical Journal. 

    Volunteer for Planet Hunters !
    http://www.planethunters.org/

    Go Science !

    +ScienceSunday +Planet Hunters 

    Are we alone ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-08 09:52:05
    Another 15 exoplanets within habitable zone discovered - by amateur astronomers !

    #space   #exoplanets   #Goldilocks   #goldilockszone    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Planet Hunters submitted a paper today to Astrophysical Journal citing the discovery of 15 new exoplanets within the habitable zone which is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone. 

    The discovery was made possible by citizen scientists, amateur astronomers, who volunteer their time on this crowd sourcing project.  There are numerous research projects that rely on crowd sourcing now and perhaps one of the most famous ones is the SETI project to search for signals from extraterrestrial life forms. 

    http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/4377/20130107/15-more-exoplanets-within-habitable-zone-discovered.htm

    It's been a great month for news that is encouraging to the prospects of finding intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy.  We now believe that planet formation is the norm and that there are at least 100 billion planets in the milky way.  We also believe that there at least 17 billion earth-size planets in a close orbit around their star

    Dr Chris Lintott of Oxford University thinks that there are even more moons than planets, and many of them lush and habitable.

    Dr. Ji Wang of Yale University also has great expectations for one of the planets discovereda and says "We can speculate that PH2 b might have a rocky moon that would be suitable for life. I can't wait for the day when astronomers report detecting signs of life on other worlds instead of just locating potentially habitable environments. That could happen any day now."

    Why not volunteer today ?

    Dr Chris Lintott said: These are planet candidates that slipped through the net, being missed by professional astronomers and rescued by volunteers in front of their web browsers. It's remarkable to think that absolutely anyone can discover a planet.'

    More than 40 volunteers at Planet Hunters were listed as authors for the paper submitted to Astrophysical Journal. 

    Volunteer for Planet Hunters !
    http://www.planethunters.org/

    Go Science !

    +ScienceSunday +Planet Hunters 

    Are we alone ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-28 17:05:47
    Pushing the human mind to its limits !

    #emportraits   #portraits   #savantsyndrome   #savants   #aspergers   #sciencesunday    #autism   #euromaestro  

    Some of the limits of the mind's capabilities have been pushed up by prodigious savants.

    Daniel Tammet is one such prodigious savant.  
    He managed to recite pi to 22 514 decimal places without one single error. That is over 5 hours of recitation.

    He also managed to learn Icelandic in one week !

    Watch the video below !
    Math Genius Computes in the Blink of an Eye

    Not only does he have autism like Rainman but he also has synaesthesia.   For him numbers have a shape, a colour, and a texture.

    These type of savants are very rare but they open up interesting avenues for neurological research. 

    What special abilities do you have ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-28 17:05:47
    Pushing the human mind to its limits !

    #emportraits   #portraits   #savantsyndrome   #savants   #aspergers   #sciencesunday    #autism   #euromaestro  

    Some of the limits of the mind's capabilities have been pushed up by prodigious savants.

    Daniel Tammet is one such prodigious savant.  
    He managed to recite pi to 22 514 decimal places without one single error. That is over 5 hours of recitation.

    He also managed to learn Icelandic in one week !

    Watch the video below !
    Math Genius Computes in the Blink of an Eye

    Not only does he have autism like Rainman but he also has synaesthesia.   For him numbers have a shape, a colour, and a texture.

    These type of savants are very rare but they open up interesting avenues for neurological research. 

    What special abilities do you have ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-10-07 12:46:13
    Galaxy S III owner considers purchasing an iPhone 5 and why.

    #galaxys3   #iphone5   #android   #iOS   #ios6   #euromaestro  

    Undeniably the best iPhone to date but how does it compare to the competition ?

    Well we have had Robert Scoble say that the iPhone 5 is a better phone than the Galaxy S III ...
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111091089527727420853/posts/MQSmPV1dJLq

    Also gdgt gave the iPhone its highest score ever for a smartphone
    http://gdgt.com/apple/iphone/5/

    Now we hear the confessions of an android user and Galaxy S III owner about why he has been swayed by the iPhone 5 despite the well reported mapping problems. 

    So why is he considering buying an iPhone 5? "Put simply, it’s faults can be addressed with software tweaks – invisibly on the server-side, in the case of Maps, so that for users the experience simply gets better – and its strengths, such as build quality, design, camera capabilities, and battery life, are all undeniable".  So says +Chris Davies in his +SlashGear article.

    Which do you prefer iPhone 5 or Galaxy S III ?

    What is your all time favorite smartphone ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-10-07 12:46:13
    Galaxy S III owner considers purchasing an iPhone 5 and why.

    #galaxys3   #iphone5   #android   #iOS   #ios6   #euromaestro  

    Undeniably the best iPhone to date but how does it compare to the competition ?

    Well we have had Robert Scoble say that the iPhone 5 is a better phone than the Galaxy S III ...
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111091089527727420853/posts/MQSmPV1dJLq

    Also gdgt gave the iPhone its highest score ever for a smartphone
    http://gdgt.com/apple/iphone/5/

    Now we hear the confessions of an android user and Galaxy S III owner about why he has been swayed by the iPhone 5 despite the well reported mapping problems. 

    So why is he considering buying an iPhone 5? "Put simply, it’s faults can be addressed with software tweaks – invisibly on the server-side, in the case of Maps, so that for users the experience simply gets better – and its strengths, such as build quality, design, camera capabilities, and battery life, are all undeniable".  So says +Chris Davies in his +SlashGear article.

    Which do you prefer iPhone 5 or Galaxy S III ?

    What is your all time favorite smartphone ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-24 20:18:50
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

    #christams2012     #christmas     #happyholidays   #helpingothers   #sothisischristmas   #euromaestro  

    So this is Christmas and what have you done ?

    Well, one homeless man's answer is this.

    Homeless man finds $ 3 300 in cash, returns it !
    Homeless Man Finds $3,300 Cash, Returns It

    What have I done ?

    Well, if I have to answer this question honestly, I'd have to say not much.  It is an answer that makes me very sad but unfortunately is true. 

    For those of you familiar with my style of posting (if I have one) know, I tend to not post personal items preferring to write about news or items that interest me. I am going to make an exception here for Christmas.

    This has been an incredibly difficult and painful year for me.  It makes me very sad to just think about it; let alone talk about it.  I do realize though that any suffering that I may have experienced is a result of poor choices that I have made.  

    I want to apologize to all those that I may have offended and that I have let down this year !

    While it has been a very difficult time for me, I remain very hopeful and optimistic for the year to come.

    And this is why ... 

    I want to thank you !

    What have you done ? 

    You have given me hope. You have inspired me. You have made me think. You have rekindled a passion in me that drives me to be a better person. You have changed my life.

    Words can not begin to express my real gratitude.  I have written a few #whyilovegoogleplus  posts to express in some small part my gratitude to Google for bringing us +Google+ as well as my gratitude to all of you.

    I first thought to list all the people I want to thank but there are so many names and I fear to leave someone out.  

    I hope this message does get to all the right people and if there is someone out there that I can help, please let me know.

    Please tell me in the comments what Christmas means to you and what makes Christmas so special for you !

    I know it takes some effort to leave a comment, but consider it your Christmas gift to me ! I appreciate it !

    You are what makes Google+ what it is. It is you that create a community !

    For all these reasons and so many more is why ...

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

    I love you !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-24 20:18:50
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

    #christams2012     #christmas     #happyholidays   #helpingothers   #sothisischristmas   #euromaestro  

    So this is Christmas and what have you done ?

    Well, one homeless man's answer is this.

    Homeless man finds $ 3 300 in cash, returns it !
    Homeless Man Finds $3,300 Cash, Returns It

    What have I done ?

    Well, if I have to answer this question honestly, I'd have to say not much.  It is an answer that makes me very sad but unfortunately is true. 

    For those of you familiar with my style of posting (if I have one) know, I tend to not post personal items preferring to write about news or items that interest me. I am going to make an exception here for Christmas.

    This has been an incredibly difficult and painful year for me.  It makes me very sad to just think about it; let alone talk about it.  I do realize though that any suffering that I may have experienced is a result of poor choices that I have made.  

    I want to apologize to all those that I may have offended and that I have let down this year !

    While it has been a very difficult time for me, I remain very hopeful and optimistic for the year to come.

    And this is why ... 

    I want to thank you !

    What have you done ? 

    You have given me hope. You have inspired me. You have made me think. You have rekindled a passion in me that drives me to be a better person. You have changed my life.

    Words can not begin to express my real gratitude.  I have written a few #whyilovegoogleplus  posts to express in some small part my gratitude to Google for bringing us +Google+ as well as my gratitude to all of you.

    I first thought to list all the people I want to thank but there are so many names and I fear to leave someone out.  

    I hope this message does get to all the right people and if there is someone out there that I can help, please let me know.

    Please tell me in the comments what Christmas means to you and what makes Christmas so special for you !

    I know it takes some effort to leave a comment, but consider it your Christmas gift to me ! I appreciate it !

    You are what makes Google+ what it is. It is you that create a community !

    For all these reasons and so many more is why ...

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

    I love you !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-05 21:42:08
    Organic molecules found in gas swaddling a young star.

    #space   #sciencesunday   #bestof2012   #euromaestro  

    This is one of my favorite news stories from 2012 back in August.  

    This marks the first time sugar has been spotted so close to a sunlike star.  

    This simple sugar had been discovered in space twice before, once near the center of the Milky Way and once in a massive star-forming region located 26,000 light-years from Earth.

    The astronomers sweet discovery of a simple sugar molecule floating in the gas around a star 400 light-years away suggests the possibility of life on other planets

    Does this prove that life has developed elsewhere in the universe ?
    No, absolutely not. But it does show that the carbon-rich molecules that are the building blocks of life can be present even before planets have begun forming.

    The simple sugar discovered was glycoaldehyde. Scientists believe that this simple sugar plays a key role in the chemical reaction that forms ribonucleic acid (RNA), a crucial biomolecule present in all living cells.

    The original National Geographic story. 
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120829-sugar-space-planets-science-life

    See more space and science stories !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/about

    Follow me on twitter !
    https://twitter.com/euromaestro

    What amazing discoveries await us in 2013 ?

    What are your favorite science stories from 2012 ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-05 21:42:08
    Organic molecules found in gas swaddling a young star.

    #space   #sciencesunday   #bestof2012   #euromaestro  

    This is one of my favorite news stories from 2012 back in August.  

    This marks the first time sugar has been spotted so close to a sunlike star.  

    This simple sugar had been discovered in space twice before, once near the center of the Milky Way and once in a massive star-forming region located 26,000 light-years from Earth.

    The astronomers sweet discovery of a simple sugar molecule floating in the gas around a star 400 light-years away suggests the possibility of life on other planets

    Does this prove that life has developed elsewhere in the universe ?
    No, absolutely not. But it does show that the carbon-rich molecules that are the building blocks of life can be present even before planets have begun forming.

    The simple sugar discovered was glycoaldehyde. Scientists believe that this simple sugar plays a key role in the chemical reaction that forms ribonucleic acid (RNA), a crucial biomolecule present in all living cells.

    The original National Geographic story. 
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120829-sugar-space-planets-science-life

    See more space and science stories !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/about

    Follow me on twitter !
    https://twitter.com/euromaestro

    What amazing discoveries await us in 2013 ?

    What are your favorite science stories from 2012 ?
  • 150 plusses - 68 comments - 39 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-03-01 19:57:42
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles     #top500     #ff     #euromaestrocircles     #euromaestro     #weeklyreview  

    Find out where you are on CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top photographers this week
    +Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  
    Next week, I'll do a long list of photographers. If you want to be included, just tell me in the comments you want to be included in the photographers category.

    +Jason Joseph  is one of the great photographers that helps moderate Trey's photographer's community.  He has some amazing work and I understand that there will be some prints on sale next week. 

    News from around the Google Plusverse !

    Google ends its #ifihadglass  campaign
    You can read about it in TechCrunch but something tells me that +Derek Ross  and +Trey Ratcliff  were not too impressed by this post
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/28/youdidntgetglass-google-has-closed-registrations-for-their-ifihadglass-pre-order-ploy/

    The judge from the UK Samsung vs Apple case in the news, post by +Mike Elgan 
    https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/iYNgzVNKEWf

    +Randy Hilarski and +Anabell araúz  a husband and wife team are number 1 and number 2 in Panama in terms of having the most followers. 
    https://plus.google.com/104912958756793332975/posts/JERP5HKrZ7U

    +Circlecount has its one year anniversary of showing shared circles on your profile page. Be sure to circle circlecount, many thanks to them for making all of this possible. 
    https://plus.google.com/111487545374003509241/posts/GctEeVqtaCk

    Some interesting stats from that circlecount post : 
    The top three people that are in the most shared circles are
    +Dirk Talamasca +Lacerant Plainer and +Linda Dee  

    The top 3 shared circles from last week include one from your humble penguin ! :)

    Are you interested in politics ?

    If so, be sure to check out the community +Sensible Politics started by +Luke Mulvey  
    They had a great HOA with +Governor Markell of Delaware.  
    Education and Gun Safety Hangout with Governor Markell

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top 10 in the World
    1  +Marques Brownlee  55k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  199 coms  249 shares  1323 likes
    2  +Amanda Blain  2517k follow  1000 Engage  67 Edge  156 coms  183 shares  861 likes
    3  +Rosa Golijan  857k follow  1000 Engage  75 Edge  143 coms  113 shares  675 likes
    4  +Euro Maestro  42k follow  1000 Engage  99 Edge  184 coms  114 shares  276 likes
    5  +Ali Adelstein  23k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  128 coms  152 shares  518 likes
    6  +Neila Rey  34k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  223 coms  292 shares  1225 likes
    7  +Rinus Bakker  53k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  284 coms  237 shares  1043 likes
    8  +Afshaan F. Merchant  33k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  147 coms  231 shares  696 likes
    9  +Mike Shaw  1862k follow  999 Engage  68 Edge  146 coms  110 shares  1125 likes
    10  +Jordi M. Correa  7k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  109 coms  99 shares  488 likes


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    This week's circle is high quality twitter people.
    Similar to last week, these are Gplussers that are also on Google. I realized I accidentally left a lot of people out last week so I tried to include some more this week. 

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !

    You guys rock ! Thanks so much. Thanks to all of you this circle share was the number 2 best circle on Google plus last week. Let's make it number one this week !  
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-01 19:57:42
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles     #top500     #ff     #euromaestrocircles     #euromaestro     #weeklyreview  

    Find out where you are on CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top photographers this week
    +Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  
    Next week, I'll do a long list of photographers. If you want to be included, just tell me in the comments you want to be included in the photographers category.

    +Jason Joseph  is one of the great photographers that helps moderate Trey's photographer's community.  He has some amazing work and I understand that there will be some prints on sale next week. 

    News from around the Google Plusverse !

    Google ends its #ifihadglass  campaign
    You can read about it in TechCrunch but something tells me that +Derek Ross  and +Trey Ratcliff  were not too impressed by this post
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/28/youdidntgetglass-google-has-closed-registrations-for-their-ifihadglass-pre-order-ploy/

    The judge from the UK Samsung vs Apple case in the news, post by +Mike Elgan 
    https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/iYNgzVNKEWf

    +Randy Hilarski and +Anabell araúz  a husband and wife team are number 1 and number 2 in Panama in terms of having the most followers. 
    https://plus.google.com/104912958756793332975/posts/JERP5HKrZ7U

    +Circlecount has its one year anniversary of showing shared circles on your profile page. Be sure to circle circlecount, many thanks to them for making all of this possible. 
    https://plus.google.com/111487545374003509241/posts/GctEeVqtaCk

    Some interesting stats from that circlecount post : 
    The top three people that are in the most shared circles are
    +Dirk Talamasca +Lacerant Plainer and +Linda Dee  

    The top 3 shared circles from last week include one from your humble penguin ! :)

    Are you interested in politics ?

    If so, be sure to check out the community +Sensible Politics started by +Luke Mulvey  
    They had a great HOA with +Governor Markell of Delaware.  
    Education and Gun Safety Hangout with Governor Markell

    The top gplussers in Europe
    http://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Canada
    http://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in China
    http://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in Finland
    http://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in France

    The top gplussers in Germany
    http://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in India
    http://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the UK
    http://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top gplussers in the US
    http://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/

    The top 10 in the World
    1  +Marques Brownlee  55k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  199 coms  249 shares  1323 likes
    2  +Amanda Blain  2517k follow  1000 Engage  67 Edge  156 coms  183 shares  861 likes
    3  +Rosa Golijan  857k follow  1000 Engage  75 Edge  143 coms  113 shares  675 likes
    4  +Euro Maestro  42k follow  1000 Engage  99 Edge  184 coms  114 shares  276 likes
    5  +Ali Adelstein  23k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  128 coms  152 shares  518 likes
    6  +Neila Rey  34k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  223 coms  292 shares  1225 likes
    7  +Rinus Bakker  53k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  284 coms  237 shares  1043 likes
    8  +Afshaan F. Merchant  33k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  147 coms  231 shares  696 likes
    9  +Mike Shaw  1862k follow  999 Engage  68 Edge  146 coms  110 shares  1125 likes
    10  +Jordi M. Correa  7k follow  999 Engage  100 Edge  109 coms  99 shares  488 likes


    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I or my friends on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    This week's circle is high quality twitter people.
    Similar to last week, these are Gplussers that are also on Google. I realized I accidentally left a lot of people out last week so I tried to include some more this week. 

    Follow me on twitter !
    http://twitter.com/euromaestro

    Plusones, reshares, and comments appreciated !

    You guys rock ! Thanks so much. Thanks to all of you this circle share was the number 2 best circle on Google plus last week. Let's make it number one this week !  
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-09 18:04:43
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles    #top500    #ff    #euromaestrocircles    #euromaestro    #weeklyreview  

    Who are the top engagers on Google Plus this week ?

    Find out on +CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    Who moved up this week ?
    +Mike Shaw and +Paco Barranco joined the top 10 this week.

    Looking for Google Plus tips ?
    +martin shervington makes some great video tutorials about Google plus.
    https://plus.google.com/+MartinShervington/posts/b3s3PW7ZLuJ

    See the Clone Wars hangout !
    The Clone Wars Hangout - February 2, 2013

    Do you like art ? 
    Check out +First Friday Art Walk 
    https://plus.google.com/103038056099487506311/posts

    +Elaine Lindsay has business HOA show on +Business Banter Plus 
    https://plus.google.com/105402081302762553745/posts

    +ScienceSunday has a valentine post ! 
    https://plus.google.com/109783903175191665261/posts/GfpZBfrnjZR

    Check out my science posts.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/about

     *If you know something hot going on Google Plus, let me know for next week !*

    This is an appreciation circle for many of the people who have been so supportive of this effort !

    Plus ones, shares, and comments are always appreciated ! 
  • 95 plusses - 100 comments - 55 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-09 18:04:43
    Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

    #sharedcircles    #top500    #ff    #euromaestrocircles    #euromaestro    #weeklyreview  

    Who are the top engagers on Google Plus this week ?

    Find out on +CircleCount  
    http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

    Who are the top 50 in my country ?
    On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. 

    Where am I on the list ?
    If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. 

    How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?
    Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.

    Who moved up this week ?
    +Mike Shaw and +Paco Barranco joined the top 10 this week.

    Looking for Google Plus tips ?
    +martin shervington makes some great video tutorials about Google plus.
    https://plus.google.com/+MartinShervington/posts/b3s3PW7ZLuJ

    See the Clone Wars hangout !
    The Clone Wars Hangout - February 2, 2013

    Do you like art ? 
    Check out +First Friday Art Walk 
    https://plus.google.com/103038056099487506311/posts

    +Elaine Lindsay has business HOA show on +Business Banter Plus 
    https://plus.google.com/105402081302762553745/posts

    +ScienceSunday has a valentine post ! 
    https://plus.google.com/109783903175191665261/posts/GfpZBfrnjZR

    Check out my science posts.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/about

     *If you know something hot going on Google Plus, let me know for next week !*

    This is an appreciation circle for many of the people who have been so supportive of this effort !

    Plus ones, shares, and comments are always appreciated ! 
  • 95 plusses - 100 comments - 55 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-04-21 11:35:55
    Google Plus is not just another social network - it's a community !

    #googleplus   #community   #milosjanata
    #whyilovegoogleplus   #euromaestro  

    This month I have thought a lot about Milos Janata and Google Plus. Milos was one of the first friends that I made on Google Plus and his words often touched me. He had a great heart and shared his work with so many of us. His death, a little over one year ago, came us a great shock to many of us. We found out about his tragic death from a post on his Milos account made by his brother Petr. 

    Thinking about that joys of that friendship, the appreciation of his art, and the sadness brought about by his loss has made me realize why Google Plus is so special to me and very distinct from the other social networks. 

    I had spent way more time on Facebook than I had on Google plus. All my friends were on FB and none were on Google plus.  Yet somehow I had much stronger emotional attachment and affinity with Google's network and its users than I ever had on Facebook. In fact, I never really made new friends on the other social networks even while my "friends" number soared.

    Google plus was somehow different. Google plus was a discovery network. It allowed me to explore and share my interests. Find people that shared those interests and dialog with them. Google may be the first to have really succeeded in putting the "social" in social network. 

    This distinction of Google being the interest graph as opposed to the social graph of Facebook made by +Robert Scoble, myself and other commentators is well known. Curiously enough, it is precisely because it is an interest graph that has allowed this network to be more social than a network based on the social graph. By sharing our real interests and passions, as opposed to updates on meaningless social events, we feel closer to each other and have developed a community. 

    We have seen many interesting and collaborative projects started on Google Plus that evidence the uniqueness of this community. From +Tea for Ten+The Pirate's Pub, HIRLs, +English Language Practice by Hangout, +Trey Ratcliff's photo workshops, +Sarah Hill's news coverage, trivia games with +steph wanamaker, and so many more other projects have demonstrated a capacity for us to work, learn, and socialize with each other to an unprecedented extent on a social network. 

    Some of us have used this also to advance causes that we believe in : whether it be fighting for and defending internet freedom by +Alexis Ohanian or advancing the causes of certain charities by +Carter Gibson.  +Amanda Blain fostered communities of interests even before Google implemented communities through selective circle sharing based on common interests. 

    And there was yet another difference that was also very important. It was the Googlers that made such a difference. I remember the frustration of trying to resolve problems on Facebook. The many unanswered emails and the incredible long waits for the rare time when FB deigned to deliver a response. And again any hope for satisfaction in the long awaited response quickly dashed upon finding a form letter response that didn’t even answer the question raised. 

    On this network, we find real people who care about the community. Not only do they actually answer questions but even reach out proactively to solicit our opinions and even implement changes to accommodate our requests. Example again abound : +Natalie Villalobos reaching out anticipating possible needs, active participation by +Vic Gundotra  +Punit Soni  +Anish Acharya +Neeta Tolani  +Louis Gray  +Brian Rose +Dori Storbeck  +Moritz Tolxdorff  and even +Yonatan Zunger, Google’s Chief Architect, answering arcane questions about algorithms that would be ignored elsewhere (don’t worry +Vic Gundotra, no secrets revealed).

    A very worded way to say I remember Milos and I appreciate Google and the Google Plus community.  

    Tributes to Milos or expressions of your special moments on Google Plus appreciated.  
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  • Euro Maestro2013-04-21 11:35:55
    Google Plus is not just another social network - it's a community !

    #googleplus   #community   #milosjanata
    #whyilovegoogleplus   #euromaestro  

    This month I have thought a lot about Milos Janata and Google Plus. Milos was one of the first friends that I made on Google Plus and his words often touched me. He had a great heart and shared his work with so many of us. His death, a little over one year ago, came us a great shock to many of us. We found out about his tragic death from a post on his Milos account made by his brother Petr. 

    Thinking about that joys of that friendship, the appreciation of his art, and the sadness brought about by his loss has made me realize why Google Plus is so special to me and very distinct from the other social networks. 

    I had spent way more time on Facebook than I had on Google plus. All my friends were on FB and none were on Google plus.  Yet somehow I had much stronger emotional attachment and affinity with Google's network and its users than I ever had on Facebook. In fact, I never really made new friends on the other social networks even while my "friends" number soared.

    Google plus was somehow different. Google plus was a discovery network. It allowed me to explore and share my interests. Find people that shared those interests and dialog with them. Google may be the first to have really succeeded in putting the "social" in social network. 

    This distinction of Google being the interest graph as opposed to the social graph of Facebook made by +Robert Scoble, myself and other commentators is well known. Curiously enough, it is precisely because it is an interest graph that has allowed this network to be more social than a network based on the social graph. By sharing our real interests and passions, as opposed to updates on meaningless social events, we feel closer to each other and have developed a community. 

    We have seen many interesting and collaborative projects started on Google Plus that evidence the uniqueness of this community. From +Tea for Ten+The Pirate's Pub, HIRLs, +English Language Practice by Hangout, +Trey Ratcliff's photo workshops, +Sarah Hill's news coverage, trivia games with +steph wanamaker, and so many more other projects have demonstrated a capacity for us to work, learn, and socialize with each other to an unprecedented extent on a social network. 

    Some of us have used this also to advance causes that we believe in : whether it be fighting for and defending internet freedom by +Alexis Ohanian or advancing the causes of certain charities by +Carter Gibson.  +Amanda Blain fostered communities of interests even before Google implemented communities through selective circle sharing based on common interests. 

    And there was yet another difference that was also very important. It was the Googlers that made such a difference. I remember the frustration of trying to resolve problems on Facebook. The many unanswered emails and the incredible long waits for the rare time when FB deigned to deliver a response. And again any hope for satisfaction in the long awaited response quickly dashed upon finding a form letter response that didn’t even answer the question raised. 

    On this network, we find real people who care about the community. Not only do they actually answer questions but even reach out proactively to solicit our opinions and even implement changes to accommodate our requests. Example again abound : +Natalie Villalobos reaching out anticipating possible needs, active participation by +Vic Gundotra  +Punit Soni  +Anish Acharya +Neeta Tolani  +Louis Gray  +Brian Rose +Dori Storbeck  +Moritz Tolxdorff  and even +Yonatan Zunger, Google’s Chief Architect, answering arcane questions about algorithms that would be ignored elsewhere (don’t worry +Vic Gundotra, no secrets revealed).

    A very worded way to say I remember Milos and I appreciate Google and the Google Plus community.  

    Tributes to Milos or expressions of your special moments on Google Plus appreciated.  
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-18 23:47:19
    The Dark Energy camera takes its first snapshots of distant galaxies. The camera has a resolution of 570 million pixels.

    #astronomy   #cosmology   #darkenergy   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Three astronomers were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for showing that a kind of inverse gravity or dark energy, is causing our universe to expand at an ever-accelerating pace – a discovery that overturned decades of assumptions in the field of cosmology.

    This dark energy is believed to make up roughly 75 percent of the universe. Current thinking holds that 73% of the Universe is dark energy, 23% is dark matter, and just 4% the kind of matter we know well. Dark matter thus makes over 80 percent of the mass of the universe.

    The highest-resolution camera ever built has begun its quest to pin down the mysterious stuff that makes up nearly three-quarters of our Universe.

    Its five year mission is to scan some 300 million galaxies.
    The goal is to discover the nature of dark energy, which is theorized to be responsible for the ever-faster expansion of the Universe.

    Its first image, taken 12 September, focused on the Fornax galaxy cluster.

    In time, along with its massive haul of individual galaxies, it will study 100,000 galaxy clusters - the largest stable structures we know of - and 4,000 supernovae, the bright dying throes of stars.

    This enormous survey is a collaboration between US, Brazilian and European astronomers.

    It will study the same kind of supernovae that led to the Nobel prize, in a bid to unravel the "expansion history" of the Universe - when its expansion increased and decreased over billions of years.

    It will also map out in 3D the distribution of galaxy clusters, measuring what are known as baryon acoustic oscillations - literally relics of the sound echoes of the Big Bang.

    Nobel prize for dark energy astronomers.
    http://www.inquisitr.com/148186/dark-energy-nobel-prize-2011-physics/#Rj2R3JuKkKOKATXL.99

    BBC article on the dark energy camera.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19634700

    Did you catch the star trek reference ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-18 23:47:19
    The Dark Energy camera takes its first snapshots of distant galaxies. The camera has a resolution of 570 million pixels.

    #astronomy   #cosmology   #darkenergy   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Three astronomers were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for showing that a kind of inverse gravity or dark energy, is causing our universe to expand at an ever-accelerating pace – a discovery that overturned decades of assumptions in the field of cosmology.

    This dark energy is believed to make up roughly 75 percent of the universe. Current thinking holds that 73% of the Universe is dark energy, 23% is dark matter, and just 4% the kind of matter we know well. Dark matter thus makes over 80 percent of the mass of the universe.

    The highest-resolution camera ever built has begun its quest to pin down the mysterious stuff that makes up nearly three-quarters of our Universe.

    Its five year mission is to scan some 300 million galaxies.
    The goal is to discover the nature of dark energy, which is theorized to be responsible for the ever-faster expansion of the Universe.

    Its first image, taken 12 September, focused on the Fornax galaxy cluster.

    In time, along with its massive haul of individual galaxies, it will study 100,000 galaxy clusters - the largest stable structures we know of - and 4,000 supernovae, the bright dying throes of stars.

    This enormous survey is a collaboration between US, Brazilian and European astronomers.

    It will study the same kind of supernovae that led to the Nobel prize, in a bid to unravel the "expansion history" of the Universe - when its expansion increased and decreased over billions of years.

    It will also map out in 3D the distribution of galaxy clusters, measuring what are known as baryon acoustic oscillations - literally relics of the sound echoes of the Big Bang.

    Nobel prize for dark energy astronomers.
    http://www.inquisitr.com/148186/dark-energy-nobel-prize-2011-physics/#Rj2R3JuKkKOKATXL.99

    BBC article on the dark energy camera.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19634700

    Did you catch the star trek reference ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-09-08 09:46:36
    Guess who I am spending my morning with right now as we speak.

    He says hi to everyone.

    I'm the one taking the photo so I am not in the photo.
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  • Euro Maestro2013-09-08 09:46:36
    Guess who I am spending my morning with right now as we speak.

    He says hi to everyone.

    I'm the one taking the photo so I am not in the photo.
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  • Euro Maestro2012-04-14 14:29:21
    What is CISPA ? CISPA explained

    +David Seaman explains some things about CISPA:

    1. Has over 100 sponsors in Congress
    2. Supported by Microsoft and Facebook
    3. Has provisions as dangerous as SOPA
    4. provides litigation immunity against ISP
    5. Has provisions providing exemptions to other US laws

    David also explains why you should be learning French now.

    If you need help with your move to Paris, contact me.

    Or if you prefer to sign the petition, it can be found here :
    http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa/?akid=1306.606560.P_YGMF&rd=1&t=2

    Is it time to fight CISPA ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-12 02:43:30
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec #oplastresort   

    It was one month ago today that Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment.

    Last month I had a tribute post dedeciated to Aaron.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9iPEKSXGwsy

    The text in the photo was part of a tribute by Sir +Tim Berners-Lee 
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    When he was 13, he was co-authoring a version of RSS, a system that allows streaming of news from across the Internet onto a single reader;* in his later teens he helped to build and sell Reddit*, a news message board that has grown into one of the world’s most heavily trafficked sites, and created the coding backbone of the Creative Commons licenses that allow artists and writers to claim or waive certain rights to control their works or share them online—the coin of the realm for a growing community of progressive activists known as the copyleft movement, devoted to building an economy of culture based on sharing.

    Wesley Yang commented :
    It cannot serve society’s purpose to make a felon and an inmate out of so gifted and well-meaning a person as ­Aaron Swartz, and thus he was a victim of a grave injustice.

    Aaron also co-founded demandprogress.
    Support Aaron's Law here
    http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/aaron_justice/

    Over 25 000 people have signed this petition calling for the firing of Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Heymann.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/fire-assistant-us-attorney-steve-heymann/RJKSY2nb

    Articles :
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/02/11/white-house-owes-response-to-petition-to-fire-prosecutor-of-aaron-swartz-and-other-hackers/

    http://nymag.com/news/features/aaron-swartz-2013-2/?imw=Y&f=most-emailed-24h5

    http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/340240/best-essay-yet-aaron-swartz-reihan-salam

    Let's make publicly funded research available to the public !

    Don't forget to demand justice for Aaron Swartz !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-12 02:43:30
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec #oplastresort   

    It was one month ago today that Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment.

    Last month I had a tribute post dedeciated to Aaron.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/9iPEKSXGwsy

    The text in the photo was part of a tribute by Sir +Tim Berners-Lee 
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    When he was 13, he was co-authoring a version of RSS, a system that allows streaming of news from across the Internet onto a single reader;* in his later teens he helped to build and sell Reddit*, a news message board that has grown into one of the world’s most heavily trafficked sites, and created the coding backbone of the Creative Commons licenses that allow artists and writers to claim or waive certain rights to control their works or share them online—the coin of the realm for a growing community of progressive activists known as the copyleft movement, devoted to building an economy of culture based on sharing.

    Wesley Yang commented :
    It cannot serve society’s purpose to make a felon and an inmate out of so gifted and well-meaning a person as ­Aaron Swartz, and thus he was a victim of a grave injustice.

    Aaron also co-founded demandprogress.
    Support Aaron's Law here
    http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/aaron_justice/

    Over 25 000 people have signed this petition calling for the firing of Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Heymann.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/fire-assistant-us-attorney-steve-heymann/RJKSY2nb

    Articles :
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/02/11/white-house-owes-response-to-petition-to-fire-prosecutor-of-aaron-swartz-and-other-hackers/

    http://nymag.com/news/features/aaron-swartz-2013-2/?imw=Y&f=most-emailed-24h5

    http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/340240/best-essay-yet-aaron-swartz-reihan-salam

    Let's make publicly funded research available to the public !

    Don't forget to demand justice for Aaron Swartz !
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  • Euro Maestro2012-10-27 22:09:00
    The European Union Is Building The World's Most Powerful Laser Beam To Zap Nuclear Waste !

    #europeanunion #sciencesunday    #laser   #cancertreatment #nuclearpower    #euromaestro  

    The European Union will spend roughly $900 million on a project to build the world's most intense, powerful laser beam in order to eviscerate nuclear waste and possibly provide new cancer treatments as well.

    It's reported that the lasers are 10 times more powerful than any yet built and will be strong enough to create subatomic particles in a vacuum, similar to conditions that may have followed the start of the universe.

    Eventually, the power of the light beams could be used to deteriorate the radioactivity of nuclear waste in just a few seconds and target cancerous tumors.

    Read the article on Business Insider 
    http://www.businessinsider.com/eu-builds-giant-laser-2012-10#ixzz2AXNURtKT

    The laser is expected to become operational in 2017.

    Could this be the technology that leads to universal acceptance of nuclear power ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-10-27 22:09:00
    The European Union Is Building The World's Most Powerful Laser Beam To Zap Nuclear Waste !

    #europeanunion #sciencesunday    #laser   #cancertreatment #nuclearpower    #euromaestro  

    The European Union will spend roughly $900 million on a project to build the world's most intense, powerful laser beam in order to eviscerate nuclear waste and possibly provide new cancer treatments as well.

    It's reported that the lasers are 10 times more powerful than any yet built and will be strong enough to create subatomic particles in a vacuum, similar to conditions that may have followed the start of the universe.

    Eventually, the power of the light beams could be used to deteriorate the radioactivity of nuclear waste in just a few seconds and target cancerous tumors.

    Read the article on Business Insider 
    http://www.businessinsider.com/eu-builds-giant-laser-2012-10#ixzz2AXNURtKT

    The laser is expected to become operational in 2017.

    Could this be the technology that leads to universal acceptance of nuclear power ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-20 00:07:12
    When worlds collide !

    #astronomy   #space   #science   #sciencefiction   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Mz 3 (Menzel 3) is a young bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Norma.

    It is composed of a bright core and four distinct high-velocity outflows that have been named lobes, columns, rays, and chakram.

    Mz 3 is often referred to as the Ant Nebula because it resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.  

    The Ant Nebula is 8,000 light years away from Earth and it has a magnitude of 13.8.  It was discovered by Donald Howard Menzel in 1922.

    A planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of an expanding glowing shell of ionized gas ejected during the asymptotic giant branch phase of certain types of stars late in their life. Planetary nebula is a partial misnomer that originated with astronomer William Herschel, because when viewed through his telescope, these objects appeared to be clouds (nebulae) that were similar in appearance to Uranus, the planet that had been discovered telescopically by Herschel. Herschel's name for these objects was adopted by astronomers and has not been changed, even though planetary nebulae are now known to be completely unrelated to the planets of the solar system. Planetary nebulae often contain stars, but do not contain visible planets. They are a relatively short-lived phenomenon, lasting a few tens of thousands of years, compared to a typical stellar lifetime of several billion years.

    Film buffs like +Alex Grossman or +stephanie wanamaker might recognize that the title of the post refers to the 1951 film directed by Rudolph Maté and the inspiration for the film Deep Impact.  Steven Spielberg and Stephen Sommers will be releasing a remake of this film later this year.  

    Some other film buffs might also know a reference to this film in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    Many thanks to +Mari Thomas who started me on this astronomy series of posts.  

    ===========================================

    More cool science posts

    How large is the universe ? How was the universe created ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/Zyh1sjY2ew2

    Check out the sombrero galaxy ! Amazing Photo.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/5nMXGc2FRtK 

    E = mc² Sure you know this equation but can you prove it ?
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/FyBqW8PFxN5

    Atomic Bonds - Check this photo out !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/G5rE6mBpZGh

    See more space, physics, and other science posts.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/about

    ===========================================

    What fascinates you most about Science ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-20 00:07:12
    When worlds collide !

    #astronomy   #space   #science   #sciencefiction   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Mz 3 (Menzel 3) is a young bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Norma.

    It is composed of a bright core and four distinct high-velocity outflows that have been named lobes, columns, rays, and chakram.

    Mz 3 is often referred to as the Ant Nebula because it resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.  

    The Ant Nebula is 8,000 light years away from Earth and it has a magnitude of 13.8.  It was discovered by Donald Howard Menzel in 1922.

    A planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of an expanding glowing shell of ionized gas ejected during the asymptotic giant branch phase of certain types of stars late in their life. Planetary nebula is a partial misnomer that originated with astronomer William Herschel, because when viewed through his telescope, these objects appeared to be clouds (nebulae) that were similar in appearance to Uranus, the planet that had been discovered telescopically by Herschel. Herschel's name for these objects was adopted by astronomers and has not been changed, even though planetary nebulae are now known to be completely unrelated to the planets of the solar system. Planetary nebulae often contain stars, but do not contain visible planets. They are a relatively short-lived phenomenon, lasting a few tens of thousands of years, compared to a typical stellar lifetime of several billion years.

    Film buffs like +Alex Grossman or +stephanie wanamaker might recognize that the title of the post refers to the 1951 film directed by Rudolph Maté and the inspiration for the film Deep Impact.  Steven Spielberg and Stephen Sommers will be releasing a remake of this film later this year.  

    Some other film buffs might also know a reference to this film in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    Many thanks to +Mari Thomas who started me on this astronomy series of posts.  

    ===========================================

    More cool science posts

    How large is the universe ? How was the universe created ?
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/Zyh1sjY2ew2

    Check out the sombrero galaxy ! Amazing Photo.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/5nMXGc2FRtK 

    E = mc² Sure you know this equation but can you prove it ?
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/FyBqW8PFxN5

    Atomic Bonds - Check this photo out !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/G5rE6mBpZGh

    See more space, physics, and other science posts.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/about

    ===========================================

    What fascinates you most about Science ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-07 11:01:28
    How large is the universe ? An absolute must-watch video !

    #space #science #sciencesunday #astronomy #spaceexploration #euromaestro 

    This video has a great historical survey and explanation of our evolving understanding of the size of the universe.

    Ever wonder why if the big bang occurred 13,7 billion years ago, there are galaxies in the observable universe that are 46 billion light years away ?  This clip will explain this seeming paradox and so many other questions that you may have.

    Along the way it touches upon cosmic inflation, matter and antimatter, the fingerprint of creation, the echo of the big bang, the theory of relativity and so many fascinating subjects.

    One of the commentators on another post posed the question on the size of the universe in terms of the likelihood of finding life somewhere else.  

    There are an estimated 300 sextillion stars in the universe among the 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe.  

    The observable universe is 92 billion light years across but the universe itself is at least 156 billion years across.  According to some models, the universe is actually more than 10 billion trillion times larger than the observable universe.  That would be 10 to the 23rd power larger than 96 billion light years across of the observable universe.  That is the same scale difference between an atom and the observable universe ! 

    Watch the clip, you won’t be disappointed, money-back guarantee.  

    For more space and science posts check out these links :

    Check out the sombrero galaxy !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/5nMXGc2FRtK

    August science digest and circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/7cVM5vN6vVi

    Huge advance in the human genome project.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/ZFAU3m5qokq

    Forget rockets, just take the elevator up to space.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/6DHjmEQZJue

    NASA discovers millions of black holes and millions of galaxies !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/BANAaQVm7SH

    Watch and share this clip, you won’t be disappointed ! 
  • 61 plusses - 71 comments - 58 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-07 11:01:28
    How large is the universe ? An absolute must-watch video !

    #space #science #sciencesunday #astronomy #spaceexploration #euromaestro 

    This video has a great historical survey and explanation of our evolving understanding of the size of the universe.

    Ever wonder why if the big bang occurred 13,7 billion years ago, there are galaxies in the observable universe that are 46 billion light years away ?  This clip will explain this seeming paradox and so many other questions that you may have.

    Along the way it touches upon cosmic inflation, matter and antimatter, the fingerprint of creation, the echo of the big bang, the theory of relativity and so many fascinating subjects.

    One of the commentators on another post posed the question on the size of the universe in terms of the likelihood of finding life somewhere else.  

    There are an estimated 300 sextillion stars in the universe among the 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe.  

    The observable universe is 92 billion light years across but the universe itself is at least 156 billion years across.  According to some models, the universe is actually more than 10 billion trillion times larger than the observable universe.  That would be 10 to the 23rd power larger than 96 billion light years across of the observable universe.  That is the same scale difference between an atom and the observable universe ! 

    Watch the clip, you won’t be disappointed, money-back guarantee.  

    For more space and science posts check out these links :

    Check out the sombrero galaxy !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/5nMXGc2FRtK

    August science digest and circle.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/7cVM5vN6vVi

    Huge advance in the human genome project.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/ZFAU3m5qokq

    Forget rockets, just take the elevator up to space.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/6DHjmEQZJue

    NASA discovers millions of black holes and millions of galaxies !
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/BANAaQVm7SH

    Watch and share this clip, you won’t be disappointed ! 
  • 61 plusses - 71 comments - 58 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-08-12 13:44:57
    I always say there's nothing like a good night's sleep.

    #amazingphotos   #euromaestro   #rockclimbing  

    Sometimes rockclimbers have to improvise a little bit for their sleeping arrangements.

    At least, you get a great view ! 

    Anyone want to reserve a bed here ?
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