Jari Huomo2012-10-04 10:37:11
Try this - takes 60 seconds
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  • Jari Huomo2012-07-20 11:49:09
    Creating unofficial Google+ Help Guidebook

    And I need your help :)

    I am collecting helpful & useful & other Google+ posts and I will transform these posts to an e-book.

    So do you want to see your own Google+ post in this book?

    I am collecting data here:
    (or you can also use Google+ comments :)

    I need:
    Poster GoogleID (the 21 digit number, you know what I mean :)
    Link to a post (public posts only)
    Suggestion for a post title (optional)

    Feel free to suggest your own posts or someone else posts.

    After receiving enough post suggestions I will manually do some curation & book editing. 

    +Jaana Nyström 
    +Google+ Help (Unofficial) 

    Original photo source unknown , found at veryfunnypics.com
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-20 10:01:34
    Best of +Mike Elgan

    Here is the link for "Mike Elgan´s 200 most popular Google+ posts" ebook:

    And here are all the "long posts" , over 200 words: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26005155/BestOfMikeElganLong.mobi

    You can read it with computers too:

    Photo from this post:
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  • Jari Huomo2012-07-30 20:19:07
    Google+ Manifesto

    Original text: +David Shellabarger 

    +Google+ Help (Unofficial) 
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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-29 20:41:27
    Google+ Photobox

    Had fun creating something new for you, first test version ready , hope you like it! 

    Google+ photobox examples:
    +Chris Chabot 
    +Athena Carey 
    +Jeff Sullivan 

    Your own?
    Just replace the GoogleID with your own GoogleID

    Things to try:
    You can move forward / backward using arrow keys.
    Images can be zoomed in and out with mousewheel.

    Coming soon
    Direct links to your Google+ posts.

    Technical details:
    Works best with big screen :)
    Check post by
    +Markos Giannopoulos https://plus.google.com/109098983561044225374/posts/jWieryD6pL4

    cc: +Jenny Murphy +Google+ Developers 
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  • Jari Huomo2012-10-05 20:22:00
    Google+ is for...

    These words are from +William L. Weaver .

    What are your views?

    Google+ is for ________
    Facebook is for _______
    Twitter is for __________

    Fill the missing words :)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-06-29 08:19:08
    Tan Lines From Typical Summer Activities

    My last post for a while, soon it is time for a work break & Google+ break.

    Enjoy the summer my new & old G+ friends
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-11 17:28:46

    Don’t waste your time trying to be successful, spend your time creating value. If you’re valuable, then you will attract success.

    Discover the talents and gifts that you possess, learn how to offer those talents and gifts in a way that most benefits others.

    (text from http://www.dumblittleman.com/)

    Who is your favorite plusser?
    If I get enough comments , I will create a new circle from these recommendations and code something new fun later ;)

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  • Jari Huomo2013-03-23 18:44:38
    Cats Versus Window Blinds

    Thanks +Tommi Himberg for #caturday  inspiration.
    Original source: http://pics.kuvaton.com/kuvei/cats_and_blinds.jpg
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  • Jari Huomo2013-08-31 12:01:29
    If It Fits I Sits - compilation

    Have a nice weekend & #caturday.
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  • Jari Huomo2013-03-02 06:33:36

    Original source unknown.
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  • Jari Huomo2013-06-15 16:37:00
    Hoping to get a good Computer programming tan this summer too:)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-26 18:23:05
    Check your Google+ "Best Friends"


    Useless & experimental but maybe a little bit fun new site for some Plussers :)

    Check who have been giving +1s / comments / shares to your last 100 public posts most actively.

    1) Load site: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/mybestfriends/?googleid=110479310742964256734 with your own GoogleID

    2) Wait , wait , wait ... first load ever is slow. Refresh the page and you should see your 100 most active Google+ friends . It is again using my super secret algorithms , meaning my codes gives little higher value for comments and shares than +1's .

    And as always, it will work as long as my daily API limit is used :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-08-19 09:01:20
    novice / expert

    Have a nice week :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-12-08 20:24:33
    28 Rules for Fathers of Sons.

    1. Love his Mother. He will learn to love like you love, and hate like you hate. So choose love for both of you. Devote yourself to it. Love with your whole heart and express that love each and every day. Then, someday down the road, you will see the way he loves his own wife, and know that you played a part in that.

    2. Let him drive. Every child remembers the first time they drove on daddy's lap. For that one moment, he will believe that he is just. like. you.  

    3. Teach him to be picky. Especially when it comes to women and burgers. Teach him to never settle.

    4. Take him to a ball game. There is something about sharing a day of hot dogs, sunshine and baseball with your father.

    5. Love with Bravery. Boys have this preconceived notion that they have to be tough. When he is young, he will express his love fully and innocently. As he grows, he will hide his feelings and wipe off kisses. Teach him to be a man who rubs them in instead. It takes courage for a man to show love: teach him to be courageous. 

    6. Talk about sex. Sometimes, boys need to know that all men are created equal.

    7. Teach him to be a man’s man. Show him how to be brave and tough around the guys. Then, remind him on the ride home that it is okay to cry.

    8. Share secrets together. Communicate. Talk. Talk about anything. Let him tell you about girls, friends, school. Listen. Ask questions. Share dreams, hopes, concerns. He is not only your son, you are not only his father. Be his friend too.

    9. Teach him manners. Because sometimes you have to be his father, not just his friend. The world is a happier place when made up of polite words and smiles.

    10. Teach him when to stand-up and when to walk away. He should know that he doesn’t have to throw punches to prove he is right. He may not always be right. Make sure he knows how to demand respect- he is worthy of it. It does not mean he has to fight back with fists or words, because sometimes you say more with silence.

    11. Teach him to choose his battles. Make sure he knows which battles are worth fighting- like for family or his favorite baseball team. Remind him that people can be mean and nasty because of jealousy, or other personal reasons. Help him to understand when to shut his mouth and walk-away. Teach him to be the bigger the better person.

    12. Let him dance in tighty whiteys. Dance alongside him in yours. Teach him that there are moments when it is okay to be absolutely ridiculous.

    13. Share music. Introduce him to the classics and learn the words to the not-so-classics. Create a rock band with wooden instruments, share your earphones, and blast Pink Floyd in the car. Create a soundtrack to your lives together. 

    14. Let him win. Sometimes he needs to know that big things are possible.

    15. Teach him about family. Let him know family is always worth fighting for. Family is always worth standing up for. At the end of the day, he has you to fall back on, and pray to God that you will have him.

    16. Father him. Being a father—to him—is undoubtedly one of your greatest accomplishments. Share with him the joys of fatherhood, so one day he will want to be a father too. Remind him over and over again with words and kisses that no one will ever love him like you love him. 

    17. Listen to him now. If you don’t listen to the little things now, he won’t share the big things later. 

    18. Let him try on your shoes. Even if they are old and smelly. Let him slip his little feet in and watch him as he hopes like hell that someday he can fill them. He will fill them.

    19. Give him bear hugs. The kind that squeezes his insides and make him giggle. The kind of hug only a daddy can give. 

    20. Give him baths. Because Mom can’t do everything damnit.

    21. Teach him how to pee standing up. Let him pee outside- such is the joy of being a man. Mom cannot teach this talent, so someone has to. 

    22. Know the answers. He will assume you do. If you don’t know them, pretend you do and look them up later.

    23. Toss him around. Because little boys love seeing the strength of their father. Throw him up in the air, so that he knows you will always be there to catch him on his way down.

    24. Ask his mother. He will come to you with questions that he won’t always want to ask his mother, about girls and about love. Ask her anyway, she will know the answers.

    25. Love him like you would love a daughter. Little girls are not the only ones who need hugs and kisses. Love is the color yellow of emotions. It is both happy and gender neutral.

    26. Grow a big belly. Because every child should get the chance to rest there head on the absolute softest pillow ever. Daddy’s belly is the best place to land.

    27. Don't say, do. American inventor, Charles F. Kettering once said, "every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice." Be a good one.

    28. Be his hero. You are anyway. To him, you have the strength of Batman, the speed of Spiderman and the brain of Ironman. Don't disappointment. Prove to him that Daddy's are the biggest heroes of all. Only Daddy's can save the day. 

    After all, good fathers make good sons.

    Source: http://www.diapersdaisies.com/2012/05/30-rules-for-father-of-sons.html
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-10 12:10:54
    Most important skill to have ;)

    Are you good at it?
    My own quote , have a nice day :)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-02-17 10:00:32
    My Google+ Timeline - new updates

    1) Sorting: New to old - old to new and best posts first
    2) Bug fix

    Only public posts are shown, can´t access your private posts with API :)
    First load will take some time if you have lot´s of posts so be patient.
    After first load results are cached for 24 hours.
    Ping to +Jaana Nyström +Ahmed Zeeshan

    If you have any problems, just let me know in the comments :)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-06-13 20:49:47
    My Google+ Timeline - new updates

    1) Layout update: Wanted to get rid of that lame blueish Facebook look. And it is now called my Google+ history.
    2) Bug fixes. Better support for embedded videos.


    Add your own 21-digit googleid after googleid=

    Only public posts are shown, can´t access your private posts with API :)
    First load ever & reloading all posts will take some time if you have lot´s of posts so be patient. 
    After first load results are cached for 48 hours.
    Using all my Google+ API calls everyday, so there are times every day when this tool might stop working :)

    More examples:
    +Mike Elgan 
    +Robert Scoble 
    +Jaana Nyström 

    +Sharing is Caring on G+ 
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  • Jari Huomo2012-05-23 16:24:48
    Google+ Directory Ebook

    +Shamil Weerakoon has done a great job in collecting a big list of Google+ tips & guides & tutorials to his Google+ Directory spreadsheets

    Used that data to create a new ebook full of wisdom from Google+ users :)

    First version available for download here:

    I call it Google+ cookbook :)

    Have a check, here is the online version:

    Here are some writers from the book:
    +Creative Web Design,+Erik Goldhar,+Kristin Isler,+Tracy Raiteri,+Don Burke,+Peter G McDermott,+Yifat Cohen,+Akasha Tsang,+Debbie Ohi,+Johnathan Chung,+Max Huijgen,+Moritz Tolxdorff,+Jens Graikowski,+Chris Robinson,+Emilie Eggleston,+Michelle Marie,+Gilles-Philippe Morin,+Ryan Crowe,+Jari Huomo,+Robert Scoble,+Jon Cilley,+Making Google Plus Work,+Paul Spoerry,+Trey Ratcliff,+Ahmed Zeeshan,+martin shervington,+Gideon Rosenblatt,+Sarah King,+Saidur Hossain,+Chris Pirillo,+Jessica Safir,+Up Your Plus,+Google Ads,+Sean Lumly,+Jesse Wojdylo,+Gregg Sakauye,+PJ Rosenberg,+Ray Hiltz,+Rod Dunne,+Anthony Russo,+Mike Downes,+Alida Brandenburg,+Jay Patel,+GPlusTuts,+Cora Triton,+Damon Meredith,+Google+,+Rahul Roy,+Google Engage for Agencies,+Melody Lynn,+Gregory Allan,+Dejan SEM,+G+Decoded: Google+ Marketing Made Easy,+Kristoffer Howes,+P E Sharpe,+Leah Davies,+Amanda Blain,+Al Jazeera English,+Anthony Fox,+Mike Shaw
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-16 11:08:26
    Another Google+ user is a real person, a lot like you

    So when we yell at a website or company, using our computer or phone appliance, we forget it's not an appliance, but a person that's affected.

    It's dehumanizing to have thousands of people passing through our computer screens, so we do things we'd never do if they were sitting next to us.

    It's too overwhelming to remember that at the end of every computer is a real person, a lot like you, whose birthday was last week, who has three best friends but nobody to spoon at night, and is personally affected by what you say.

    Even if you remember it right now, will you remember it next time you're overwhelmed, or perhaps never forget it again?

    +Derek Sivers From the Book "Anything you Want"
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  • Jari Huomo2013-12-30 19:22:37
    Why are there so few girl engineers

    From a Techcrunch article What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/29/what-makes-girls-fall-in-love-with-computers-and-code/
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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-15 16:03:43
    Four seasons of Finland 2012

    Making a 2013 calendar to my dad from my 2012 photos. Hard to choose, some months had several photos I liked and some almost nothing. Should take more photos this year :)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-03 11:31:53
    Have a nice weekend

    And #caturday
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  • Jari Huomo2013-03-14 14:46:55

    Once, a powerful executive went on vacation—his first in fifteen years. As he was exploring a pier in a small coastal fishing village, a tuna fisherman docked his boat. As the Fisherman lashed his boat to the pier, the Executive complimented him on the size and quality of his fish.

    “How long did it take you to catch these fish?” the Executive asked.
    “Only a little while,” the Fisherman replied.
    “Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more?” the Executive asked.
    “I have enough to support my family’s needs,” said the Fisherman.
    “But,” asked the Executive, “what do you do with the rest of your time?”

    The Fisherman replied, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, and stroll into the village each evening, where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends. I have a full and busy life.”

    The Executive was flabbergasted. “I’m a Harvard MBA, and I can help you. You should spend more time fishing. With the proceeds, you could buy a bigger boat. A bigger boat would help you catch more fish, which you could sell to buy several boats. Eventually, you’d own an entire fleet.
    “Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you could sell directly to the consumers, which would improve your margins. Eventually, you could open your own factory, so you’d control the product, the processing, and the distribution. Of course, you’d have to leave this village and move to the city so you could run your expanding enterprise.”

    The Fisherman was quiet for a moment, then asked, “How long would this take?”
    “Fifteen, twenty years. Twenty-five, tops.”
    “Then what?”
    The Executive laughed. “That’s the best part. When the time is right, you’d take your company public and sell all of your stock. You’d make millions.”
    “Millions? What would I do then?”

    The Executive paused for a moment. “You could retire, sleep late, fish a little, play with your children, take a siesta with your wife, and stroll into the village each evening to sip wine and play the guitar with your friends.”
    Shaking his head, the Executive bade the Fisherman farewell. Immediately after returning from vacation, the Executive resigned from his position.

    I’m not sure where this parable originated, but the message is useful:
    business is not necessarily about maximizing Profits.

    Profits are important, but they’re a means to an end: creating value, paying expenses, compensating the people who run the business, and supporting yourself and your loved ones. Dollars aren’t an end in themselves: money is a tool, and the usefulness of that tool depends on what you intend to do with it.

    Your business does not have to bring in millions or billions of dollars to be successful. If you have enough profit to do the things you need to do to keep the business running and make it worth your time, you’re successful, no matter how much revenue your business brings in.

    Sufficiency is subjective—how much is enough to continue what you’re doing is a personal decision. If your financial needs are meager, you don’t need that much revenue to keep going. If you’re spending millions of dollars on payroll, office space, and expensive systems, you’ll need much more revenue to maintain Sufficiency.

    The more quickly you can reach the point of Sufficiency, the better the chance your business will survive and thrive. The more revenue you generate and the less money you spend, the quicker you will reach the point of Sufficiency.

    Once you reach the point of Sufficiency, you’re successful—no matter how much (or how little) money you make.

    Reading book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Personal-MBA-Business-ebook/dp/B0046ECJ8M
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-16 10:21:22
    All plussers are valuable

    I made a funny experiment and asked people to post their favorite plussers in this post https://plus.google.com/110479310742964256734/posts/Hw8BrbzKH5N and collected all the mentions to this page: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/mvp/

    But like my Timeline tools, not everybody found my creations funny at all :) "Hate these posts" , "New-way to self promote?" and other almost personal attacks.

    I think you are all valuable, but the max limit in shared circle is 500 so here are 428 valuable users selected by other Google+ users :)

    55% of these plussers have less than 8000 followers.

    Sorry +Daniel Sandstein , could not share your post.
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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-09 20:09:39
    My Google+ Best Friends

    I mean Google+ people who have been most active in plussing and commenting and sharing my last 50 posts.

    New counting method giving highest value for comments , then +1´s and then shares.

    Check your "Best Friends" by replacing GoogleID to this link: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/mybestfriends/?googleid=110479310742964256734 (will load a while, uses a lot of API calls so be fast ;))
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  • Jari Huomo2012-06-25 21:13:24
    My Gratitude Circle

    Thanks for the +1´s
    Thanks for the comments
    Thanks for the shares.

    You are awesome & you are the big reason why I spend too much time logged at Google+

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  • Jari Huomo2012-06-28 08:34:44
    Happy Birthday Google+

    I rarely post GIF animations, but since it´s birthday day I wanted to do something fun to celebrate Google+!

    Google+ launch day story by +Yonatan Zunger https://plus.google.com/+YonatanZunger/posts/XhEcxvHhbda

    Happy Birthday to +Vic Gundotra and Google+ team :)

    Read old posts from the first days of Google+:
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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-31 10:10:53
    Google+ Photobox - Google+ image gallery that is pretty to look and and easy to use

    Small update, now with links back to your Google+ posts.

    Example page - Kerry Murphy
    +Kerry Murphy 

    Try your own, just replace the GoogleID with your own GoogleID.

    More information in my last post:

    Thanks a lot for all the feedback & mentions & shares :)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-31 17:51:02
    Launch date,launch date,launch date,launch date

    My new children storybook Goldilocks and Three Bears now available
    at Apple Store http://goo.gl/KeCkb and Amazon appstore http://goo.gl/D1CII

    Next week will be even more interesting , my wife's due date is 5th April and storybook Finnish version should be available 7th April.. do not know which one is more exciting day :D
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  • Jari Huomo2012-02-18 09:20:07

    Updated list . Thanks to +Gabriel Vasile for his work in collecting these extensions. I fixed broken links , removed extensions that are not available anymore, updated user amounts and added ratings.

    If you notice a missing extension/app, please let me know so I can add it to this list

    Google +1 Button (425,955 users)
    +1 and share a web page, anywhere you go on the web.
    ★★★★ 4.35 (719 ratings)

    Hover Zoom (289,782 users)
    Enlarge thumbnails on mouse over. Works on many sites (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Reddit, Amazon, Tumblr, etc).
    ★★★★ 4.78 (1220 ratings)

    Google Translate for Google+ (260,996 users)
    Translate your Google+ stream using integrated, inline, Google Translate support.
    ★★★★ 4.36 (329 ratings)

    Google+ Notifications (242,472 users)
    View notifications of Google+ activity when signed in, anywhere you go on the web.
    ★★★★ 4.38 (471 ratings)

    Extended Share for Google Plus (79,246 users)
    Extends Google+ to share to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many more.
    ★★★ 3.71 (353 ratings)

    +Photo Zoom (75,402 users)
    Easily zoom photos and profile pics from your Google Plus Stream.
    ★★★★ 4.75 (923 ratings)

    SGPlus (59,222 users)
    Complete social network integration: post to Facebook and Twitter, see your feeds inside Google Plus, and much more
    ★★★★ 4.07 (614 ratings)

    Replies and more for Google+ (39,253 users)
    Adds reply and reply-to-author buttons to Google+ comments and a number of other enhancements.
    ★★★★ 4.72 (323 ratings)

    G+me for Google Plus™ (29,971 users)
    Collapses the Google+ stream while keeping live updates: collapses posts, hides comments, etc.
    ★★★★ 4.7 (416 ratings)

    Surplus (22,656 users)
    Google Plus Integration for Chrome
    ★★★★ 4.26 (682 ratings)

    Usability Boost for Google Plus™ (19,578 users)
    Greatly improves readability on Google Plus, ability to star posts to read later and some other useful features
    ★★★★ 4.65 (386 ratings)

    Google Plus Directory (15,555 users)
    Find your G+ is a Google Plus person directory, where you can meet new people, start making new friend circles and more for Google+
    ★★★★ 3.84 (75 ratings)

    Facebook for Google+™ (14,869 users)
    Add your Facebook Stream to your Google+™ Profile (powered by Crossrider)
    ★★★ 3.22 (96 ratings)

    Google+ Ultimate for Google Plus (13,033 users)
    This is an extension for Google Plus (plus.google.com, G+, Google+) to add functionatility and themeing for the site. I have big…
    ★★★★ 4.11 (236 ratings)

    Plus Minus (11,986 users)
    Plus Minus makes Google+ rock. It lets you select which Circles show up in your Google+ Stream, allows you to easily mark…
    ★★★★ 4.46 (182 ratings)

    -1 Minus One for Google Plus™ (11,476 users)
    -1 in Google+
    ★★★★ 4.29 (146 ratings)

    RSS Share for Google Plus™ and Google Reader™ (9,447 users)
    Google+™ and Google Reader™ Integration. 'Share on Google+' button on Google Reader. Google Reader in Google Plus.
    ★★★★ 4.29 (90 ratings)

    G+Twitter for Google Plus™ (8,897 users)
    Realtime Twitter™ client for Google+™
    ★★★★ 4.09 (65 ratings)

    More for Google Plus ™ (8,769 users)
    Loads more content as you reach the bottom of the Google+ page.
    ★★★ 3.73 (26 ratings)

    Auto-Colorizer for Google Plus™ and Facebook™ (8,693 users)
    Colorizes Google+ and Facebook based on the user's photo.
    ★★★★ 3.85 (89 ratings)

    Uncircle Inactives+ (7,599 users)
    Google+: Find and Remove Inactive People in Selected/All Circles. Inactivity = No Public/Private Posts At All or Since a Chosen Date
    ★★★★ 4.14 (63 ratings)

    Map My Circles for Google+™ (7,589 users)
    See where the people you've circled are living
    ★★★★ 4.09 (22 ratings)

    Google+ Tweaks (7,408 users)
    Tweaks to the layout and features of Google+ (Google "Plus") Full width, thumbnails only, etc.
    ★★★★ 4.56 (126 ratings)

    Google Plus News, Blogs, Tips & Updates (7,390 users)
    A google plus news, blogs, tips tricks, howto's site that covers stories about what's happening at the google plus social network
    ★★ 2.68 (47 ratings)

    My Hangouts for Google Plus (5,409 users)
    A better way to enjoy Hangouts on Google+ with Screen Captures and Editing, Maps, Circle Watching, for public and limited hangouts!
    ★★★★ 4.56 (43 ratings)

    Layouts for Google Plus™ (4,907 users)
    Change your Google Plus background to any image you want. Click the 'Edit Background' button in the lower right corner to change…
    ★★★★ 3.9 (79 ratings)

    +1 Button - Plus One Button (4,785 users)
    Plus one every page you like with only one click, directly from omnibox, without any annoying popup
    ★★★★ 4.4 (112 ratings)

    Tweets +1 (4,595 users)
    Adds a +1 button to tweets on twitter.com
    ★★★★ 4.15 (53 ratings)

    G+ Count in Title (4,029 users)
    Adds notification count to the document title in the page tab.
    ★★★★ 4.53 (17 ratings)

    Circle+ (3,705 users)
    Add people to your circles on Google+ from any webpage.
    ★★★★ 4.61 (23 ratings)

    G+ Game Companion (3,574 users)
    G+ Game Companion (formerly G+ Notify Circles) is a Google Chrome extension designed to help you with Google Plus games
    ★★★★ 4.64 (53 ratings)

    Notification Count for Google Plus™ (3,559 users)
    Extension for displaying unread notification count for Google Plus
    ★★★ 3.64 (66 ratings)

    Uncircle Uncirclers+ (3,552 users)
    Google+: Find & Remove People in your Circles who've not Added you Back to their Circles. Unfollow Unfollowers, Uncircle Uncirclers!
    ★★★★ 4.53 (36 ratings)

    Midnight Theme for Google+ (3,206 users)
    Tired of all that white? The Midnight Theme extension applies a clean, dark theme to Google+. Even your girlfriend will like it.
    ★★★★ 4.44 (43 ratings)

    Helper for Google+ (3,133 users)
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    CircleCount.com (2,023 users)
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    ★★★★ 4.69 (32 ratings)

    Circle Management BETA for Google Plus (2,008 users)
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    Google Plus Button (1,879 users)
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    G+ Count Favicon (1,735 users)
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    Color Plus (1,405 users)
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    ★★★ 3.64 (28 ratings)

    Golden View for Google+ (1,398 users)
    Google+ (Google Plus) enhancements: (optional) modules: User Mute, Default Circle, Hide Images, Hide comments, & Search w/ Google.
    ★★★★★ 4.81 (32 ratings)

    Quick Hangouts for Google+™ (1,353 users)
    Adds a link underneath the 'Start a Hangout' button to join any active hangouts, in Google+ (Google Plus)
    ★★★★★ 4.88 (16 ratings)

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    ★★★★ 3.88 (8 ratings)

    G++ (1,317 users)
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    ★★★ 3.61 (41 ratings)

    Gif Stopper (1,297 users)
    Stop animated gif images with the escape key. Works with Google+
    ★★★★ 4.29 (28 ratings)

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    ★★★★ 4 (4 ratings)

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    +OneFB will add +1 button below each FB post. All articles recommended by +1 button will be appeared on Google Plus profile.
    ★★★★ 4.22 (9 ratings)

    Google+ Refined for Google Plus (945 users)
    A selection of CSS changes and features intended for a more usable, and customizable, Google Plus experience.
    ★★★★ 4.22 (23 ratings)

    Hangout Auto Try Again for Google Plus (825 users)
    Tired of clicking the try again button for Hangouts? Then install this :)
    ★★★★ 4 (13 ratings)

    AutoSave for Google+ (799 users)
    Automatically save the text, restore it.
    ★★★★ 4.63 (8 ratings)

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    ★★★★ 4.17 (18 ratings)

    Favorite Posts for Google+™ (745 users)
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    ★★★★ 3.82 (11 ratings)

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    ★★★★★ 5 (3 ratings)

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    ★★ 2.43 (21 ratings)

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    Announces live-stream events happening on Google+ via the LiveOnPlus.com events feed.
    ★★★★ 4.69 (13 ratings)

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    ★★★★★ 5 (2 ratings)http://goo.gl/2tlXf

    Ping to some developers. keep up the good work , you are making the Google+ a better service!
    +CircleCount +Mohamed Mansour +Chirag Mehta +Cory Lu Lu +Jerome Dane
    +Robert Pitt +Pascal Alberty +Martin Matysiak

    This might be interesting post to:
    +Denis Labelle +Jaana Nyström +Natalie Villalobos +Paul Spoerry
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  • Jari Huomo2011-11-21 22:32:26
    Google+ Photography Daily Themes Chrome App - Not a official Google product :)

    Enhance your Google+ Photo experience with the Daily Themes Chrome App.

    Google+ is full of great photos and this application makes following daily photo themes a lot easier.

    Get it here:

    First version , following themes supported.

    #MacroMonday +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Kelli Seeger Kim
    #MonochromeMonday +Siddharth Pandit
    #MountainMonday +Michael Russell

    #PortraitTuesdays +Laura Balc
    #TonemapHDRTuesday +Drew Pion +Stephanie Suratos
    #MyTownTuesday +Eric Leslie +Melanie Kintz

    #WaterfallWednesday +Eric Leslie
    #WildLifeWednesday +Mike Spinak
    #WeLoveMusicWednesday +Folletto Folletto +Harmony Goodson

    #ThirstyThursdayPics +Giuseppe Basile
    #LongExposureThursday +Le Quoc +Francesco Gola
    #SilhouettesOnThursday +Siddharth Pandit

    Skip friday

    #SunsetSaturday +TJ Kelly
    #StreetSaturday +Siddharth Pandit
    #SpeedySaturday +Patricia Paton
    #SongbirdSaturday +John Briggs

    #SacredSunday +Charles Lupica
    #SquareSunday +Matt Soave
    #SOOCSunday +John Kosmopoulos

    And some special tags:
    #CritiquePls +Karin Nelson
    #FineartPls +Marina Chen
    #PlusPhotoExtract +Jarek Klimek

    Hosted by +Rackspace Hosting , so if you get network problem errors, just ping +Robert Scoble ;)

    P.S +Gerard Charnley I think you own a Chrome browser ;)
  • 12 plusses - 47 comments - 31 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-01-07 14:55:24
    Google+ people who post the most interesting content and share the most valuable content

    Now all their best posts in one page:

    Overload of highly quality content and great photos in this page :)

    Here is the shared circle:

    +Denis Labelle
    +Wil Wheaton
    +Peter G McDermott
    +Guy Kawasaki
    +Colby Brown
    +Gabriel Vasile
    +Rodney Pike
    +Giselle Minoli
    +Samantha Villenave
    +Johnathan Chung
    +Michelle Marie
    +Mike Elgan
    +Chris Pirillo
    +David Bennett
    +Alida Brandenburg
    +Louis Gray
    +byron rempel
    +Linda Lawrey
    +Dan Gillmor
    +Kim Sherrell
    +Felicia Day
    +Kara Swisher
    +Teresa Stover
    +Kjetil Greger Pedersen
    +Thomas Morffew
    +Lynette Young
    +Christina Warren
    +Charles Dowd
    +Alex Koloskov
    +Alireza Yavari
    +Carter Gibson
    +Adam Boenig
    +Craig Kanalley
    +Mark Rodriguez
    +Jaana Nyström
    +Ardith Goodwin
    +Gerwin Sturm
    +Maria Stepanov Sommerfield
    +Darren Rowse
    +Jessica Pierce
    +Mari Smith
    +Rehan Ahmad
    +Natalie Villalobos
    +Robert Scoble
    +J.C. Kendall
    +Loic Le Meur
    +Courtney Boyd Myers
    +Derya Unutmaz
    +Vic Gundotra
    +Philip Plait
    +Trey Ratcliff
    +Bill Gross
    +Terrence Lui
    +stephanie wanamaker
    +Jay Rosen
    +Mohamed Mansour
    +Jaime García
    +Alex Grossman

    +Marilín Gonzalo
    +Thomas Hawk
    +Ahmed Zeeshan
    +Lance Ulanoff
    +Andrea Kuszewski
    +Dan Leveille
    +Chris Brogan
    +Kayla McKinney
    +Pete Cashmore
    +Daria Musk
    +Jack C Crawford
    +Ryan Crowe
    +Amanda Blain
    +Ayoub Khote
    +M Monica
    +Cam Meadows
    +Mark Cuban
    +Kaylee Goins
    +Christina Trapolino
    +Brian Rose
    +Tom Anderson
    +Yifat Cohen
    +Jeff Jarvis
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-09 20:32:49
    My week

    How was yours? Have a nice weekend :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-07-15 19:06:56
    Professional fighter Georges St-Pierre about innovation

    Standing still is never a good option. Not in the ring, and not in life outside the octagon either. When you stop moving, you’re done. When the status quo becomes your main weapon, your arsenal is diminished. When you can find no other way forward except for repetition, your mistakes are compounded into defeat.

    Therefore, the only way forward in life is innovation. And innovation, born from true creativity, depends on movement. Life, after all, is all about motion, whereas stasis is equivalent to death.

    When you’d rather die than relive an error, and when you’re truly committed to finding a better way to live your life, this is when the world opens its arms, welcomes and rewards you with opportunity. This is why we innovate, or we die.


     I’ve learned that my innovative capacities seem to rise up when there’s a crisis, a conflict. Like losing my title, for example, or hurting my knee badly. Those situations told me I needed to continue my innovation to recapture my title, my place in martial arts. The way I see it, innovation is a discipline, not a lottery. It’s got nothing to do with luck, or even eureka moments, because those are unplanned, unscripted. For me, it comes from the combination of two elements within my control: hard work and open-mindedness.

    Very often, we see leaders lose sight of how they got to where they are: by being and thinking differently from the competition. They make it to first place, and then their thinking changes from seeking innovation to seeking the status quo. They think, I made it to first place, so now I must not change a thing. But change is what got them to the top in the first place! This is because they’re focused on the positive result rather than on the process of success.

    Book from Amazon:

    (Thank you +Denis Labelle , I am a GSP fan now ;)
  • 38 plusses - 20 comments - 24 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-03-15 19:55:16
    Most Valuable Google+ users - Round 2

    Few days ago I posted this post https://plus.google.com/110479310742964256734/posts/Hw8BrbzKH5N and asked a short question: Who is you favorite plusser?
    I was quite amazed to get almost 250 comments. Where is this Google+ ghost town? :)

    You can check here http://www.googleplussuomi.com/mvp/ about everyone mentioned in that post. Removed all the pages and people that were not posting anything publicly in last 30 days. (sorry +CircleCount , +Daniel Sandstein still in the list :)

    Ping +Jaana Nyström +Denis Labelle , you can ping the others :)
  • 37 plusses - 48 comments - 12 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-12-16 20:40:50
    Wisdom from Gandalf

    Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love

    Gandalf - The Hobbit .

    Saw the movie today and I enjoyed it a lot.

    Wallpaper without the text source: http://www.gdefon.com/download/The-Hobbit-an-unexpected-journey_Gandalf-the/406584/1920x1200
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-13 17:40:46
    15 reasons why you should not listen to "experts"

    1. "Children just aren't interested in Witches and Wizards anymore."
    —Anonymous publishing executive to J.K. Rowling, 1996.

    2. "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    —Ken Olson, Founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

    3. "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
    —Decca Records executives rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

    4. "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
    —Western Union internal memo, 1876

    5. "Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure."
    —Henry Morton, President of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison's light bulb, 1880.

    6. "You better get secretarial work or get married."
    —Emmeline Snively, Director – Blue Book Modelling Modelling Agency, to Marilyn Monroe in 1944.

    7. "The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad."
    —The President of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903.

    8. "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible."
    —Simon Newcomb; The Wright Brothers flew at Kittyhawk 18 months later

    9. "I would say that this does not belong to the art which I am in the habit of considering music."
    —Alexandre Oulibicheff, reviewing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

    10. "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy."
    —Associates of Edwin L. Drake mocking his idea to drill for oil, 1859.

    11. "How, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense."
    —Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton's steamboat plans, 1800s.

    12. "I'm sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language."
    —The San Francisco Examiner, rejecting a submission by Rudyard Kipling in 1889.

    13. "Very interesting Whittle, my boy, but it will never work."
    —Cambridge Aeronautics Professor, when shown Frank Whittle's plan for the jet engine.

    14. "Television won't last. It's a flash in the pan."
    —Mary Somerville, pioneer of radio educational broadcasts, 1948.

    15. "To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances."
    —Lee DeForest, Inventor of the vacuum tube, 1926.

    Original source: http://goo.gl/WiYmx
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  • Jari Huomo2013-11-28 10:05:02
    Finnish lesson #1032

    +Armida Evony "kuusi palaa" has a few different meanings :)

    Found via Facebook.
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  • Jari Huomo2012-12-15 08:30:51
    LMAO = french cat

    Have a nice #caturday  :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-03-09 08:48:25
    How to catch a cat - #caturday  guide

    1) Find an empty box
    2) Wait

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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-19 10:37:19
    Enjoying the sunshine
  • 67 plusses - 4 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-04-15 13:27:59
    New member in our family :)
  • 55 plusses - 35 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-08-07 20:03:40
    Google+ Help to your Kindle

    Created an ebook from +Google+ Help (Unofficial) posts.

    Download it here:

    You can read it in Kindle for Android, Mac , iOs , PC
  • 30 plusses - 2 comments - 30 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-01-25 10:01:00
    Google+ photos - Pinterest style

    Update: Two different versions now :)

    Show most popular from your posts 

    Example +Mikko Lagerstedt :

    Show most liked from your posts and shares:
    Example page:
    +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery 
  • 46 plusses - 8 comments - 17 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-07-23 08:03:32
    10 Honest Logos That Reveal The Truth

    "Viktor Hertz, a graphic designer from Stockholm, Sweden, decided that it would a good idea to come up with what he calls, “Honest logos.” They’d actually depict or somewhat resemble what the companies offer to the public at this point in time. Some of these may be funny, others might be offensive to certain people. But hey, every company needs a makeover at some point, right?"

    Do you agree with any of these honest logos?

    More at:
  • 30 plusses - 18 comments - 22 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-03-30 09:14:16
    Happy easter my G+ friends ;)

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  • Jari Huomo2012-07-24 11:06:54
    What´s hot around the Google+ Ghost world

    Just open this page and you will see:

    First page photo posts from What´s Hot lists around the world.
    Page is updated every 30 minutes.

    Archive of What´s hot posts:

    +Google+ Help (Unofficial) 
  • 24 plusses - 13 comments - 25 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-08-13 10:56:54
    An Unexpected Ass Kicking

    That’s the problem with a lot of people”, he continued, “they don’t try to do stuff that’s never been done before, so they never do anything, but if they try to do it, they find out there’s lots of things they can do that have never been done before.”

    I nodded my head in agreement and laughed to myself – thinking that would be something that I would say and the coincidence that out of all the people in the coffee shop I ended up talking to, it was this guy. What a way to open a conversation.

    The old man turned back at his coffee, took a sip, and then looked back at me.

    “In fact, I’ve done lots of things that haven’t been done before”, he said half-smiling.

    Not sure if he was simply toying with me or not, my curiousity got the better of me.

    Oh really? Like what types of things?, All the while, half-thinking he was going to make up something fairly non-impressive.

    I invented the first computer.

    Um, Excuse me?


    A must read story.
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-19 20:24:00
    It´s just a phone!

    My thoughts exactly , good night :)

    Found it here:

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  • Jari Huomo2013-08-22 19:09:13
    It has been such a long time since I was last time outside taking landscape photos. And noticed how much I had missed taking photos. Evening walk, composition , getting socks wet and enjoying the silence and a wind breeze on my skin.
  • 63 plusses - 10 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-12-29 12:05:03
    The 10 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions as Illustrated by Cats

    What are the most common New Year’s Resolutions? These cats are here to help you find out :)


    More at:
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  • Jari Huomo2012-10-27 06:26:21
    Cats are waiting

    Make them happy.

  • 46 plusses - 7 comments - 13 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-10-24 09:21:12
    How To Change The World

    Via +Matti Ali-Löytty ;)
  • 39 plusses - 3 comments - 19 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-03-15 20:32:23
    Dear summer, I miss you
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  • Jari Huomo2012-12-23 20:35:07
    Short and cold photo walk today, but is was worth it :) Now time to shut down Internet and enjoy Christmas.
  • 63 plusses - 6 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-01-18 11:50:53
    Friday funny
  • 43 plusses - 10 comments - 12 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-08-04 20:13:28
    10 ways how to succeed on Google+

    My favorite is number 10: Be yourself!

    Thank you +Jaana Nyström & +Google+ Help (Unofficial) for this list.
  • 27 plusses - 17 comments - 18 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-12-10 13:02:33
    Vesa Lehtimäki has an unusual hobby -- he creates and photographs miniature "Star Wars" scenes using Legos.

    Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki spends hours recreating "Star Wars" settings that range from the ice planet Hoth to the arid Tatooine. See the rest of the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/avanaut/
  • 48 plusses - 8 comments - 9 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-09-22 12:18:12
    Music & Cats


    Have a nice weekend!

    Edited photo found here:
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  • Jari Huomo2012-10-29 19:18:05
    Happens to me every night

    I think I heard footsteps... better go now .. bye
  • 38 plusses - 6 comments - 13 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2013-01-26 09:56:50
    Little Cat - Little on Google+

    Found at: http://imfunny.net/little-cat-little-on-facebook/

  • 47 plusses - 6 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-03-03 18:52:47
    Photographers from Finland

    Mixed set of pros and amateurs posting beautiful photos :)

    A few persons I would like to mention quickly with link showing some of their best photos posted to Google+

    +Mikko Lagerstedt Bought a DSLR because I saw his photos - enough said :)

    +Joni Niemelä Newcomer in Google+ , stunning photos

    +Annika Ruohonen High quality SOOC :)

    +Jaakko Paarvala Claims to be a "amateur photographer" but his photos are not very amateurish! Great processing , lot´s of creative ideas!

    +Risto Talman Birds , birds & birds :) And other animals sometimes.

    +Rami Saarikorpi Panorama specialist

    +Kimmo Vornanen Beautiful nature & landscape shots

    +Keijo Savolainen Lot´s of beautiful long exposure photos
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  • Jari Huomo2013-02-05 16:17:42
    Disconnecting myself from Google+ for a few weeks.

    But I´ll be back :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-04-12 12:02:50
    Hi Dad

    - Optimized your codes. You need to use Bresenham Algorithm! It works much faster with that. Can we now stop working and play with toy cars?

    - Okay.
  • 52 plusses - 13 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-06-24 12:06:37
    Google+ tip

    +Jaana Nyström reminded me today about this Dale Carnegie quote from book classic "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

    Timeless advice from an old book.
  • 23 plusses - 6 comments - 20 shares | Read in G+
  • Jari Huomo2012-09-19 18:02:43
    My first year of photography

    One year ago I had no knowledge about the meaning of strange words like shutter speed , aperture , depth of field , exposure or what are the strange numbers in my lens. Learning has been fun and I have taken thousands of really bad photos.

    Here are some of my favorite landscape & nature photos from my photography adventure :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-30 16:55:24
    Simple success formula - Sam Ewing
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  • Jari Huomo2012-12-23 19:49:16
    I have never found time spent amongst nature, to be a waste time
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  • Jari Huomo2013-07-19 15:54:27

    Have a fun weekend.

    (Edited from here: http://veryhilarious.com/omg-im-flying/)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-02-01 09:24:34
    Friday Funny - Typical Android / iPhone /  Blackberry user

    Old classic, still so funny! Or at least I think it is funny. Someone might not see this funny at all :) 

    "The real reason some people choose an iPhone and others choose an Android or Blackberry device is personality. People are different. Article by +Mike Elgan
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221503/What_Android_fans_think_of_iPhone_users? " 

    (+Dusan Vrban , feeling like Einstein today? :)

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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-19 14:23:02
    Enjoying the sunshine
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-29 05:05:23

    Looking for people with similar interests - try Google+ search!

    Have a nice weekend & #caturday  . Now time to unplug myself from the Internet :)
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  • Jari Huomo2013-01-06 13:44:21
    Cheer Up! - 17 reasons it's a great time to be alive

    1. We’re better off now
    Compared with 50 years ago, when I was just four years old, the average human now earns nearly three times as much money (corrected for inflation), eats one third more calories, buries two thirds fewer children, and can expect to live one third longer. In fact, it’s hard to find any region of the world that’s worse off now than it was then, even though the global population has more than doubled over that period.

    2. Urban living is a good thing
    City dwellers take up less space, use less energy, and have less impact on natural ecosystems than country dwellers. The world’s cities now contain over half its people, but they occupy less than 3 percent of its land area. Urban growth may disgust environmentalists, but living in the country is not the best way to care for the earth. The best thing we can do for the planet is build more skyscrapers.

    3. Poverty is nose-diving
    The rich get richer, but the poor do even better. Between 1980 and 2000, the poor doubled their consumption. The Chinese are ten times richer and live about 25 years longer than they did 50 years ago. Nigerians are twice as rich and live nine more years. The percentage of the world’s people living in absolute poverty has dropped by over half. The United Nations estimates that poverty was reduced more in the past 50 years than in the previous 500.

    4. The important stuff costs less
    One reason we are richer, healthier, taller, cleverer, longer-lived, and freer than ever before is that the four most basic human needs—food, clothing, fuel, and shelter—have grown markedly cheaper. Take one example: In 1800, a candle providing one hour’s light cost six hours’ work. In the 1880s, the same light from a kerosene lamp took 15 minutes’ work to pay for. In 1950, it was eight seconds. Today, it’s half a second. In these terms, we are 43,200 times better off than in 1800.

    5. The environment is better than you think
    In the United States, rivers, lakes, seas, and air are getting cleaner all the time. A car today emits less pollution traveling at full speed than a parked car did from leaks in 1970.

    6. Shopping fuels innovation
    Even allowing for the many people who still live in abject poverty, our own generation has access to more calories, watts, horsepower, gigabytes, megahertz, square feet, air miles, food per acre, miles per gallon, and, of course, money than any who lived before us. This will continue as long as we use these things to make other things. The more we specialize and exchange, the better off we’ll be.

    7. Global trade enriches our lives
    By 9 a.m., I have shaved with an American razor, eaten bread made with French wheat and spread with New Zealand butter and Spanish marmalade, brewed tea from Sri Lanka, dressed in clothes made from Indian cotton and Australian wool, put on shoes of Chinese leather and Malaysian rubber, and read a newspaper printed on Finnish paper with Chinese ink. I have consumed minuscule fractions of the productive labor of hundreds of people. This is the magic of trade and specialization. Self-sufficiency is poverty.

    8. More farm production = more wilderness
    While world population has increased more than fourfold since 1900, other things have increased, too—the area of crops by 30 percent, harvests by 600 percent. At the same time, more than two billion acres of “secondary” tropical forest are now regrowing since farmers left them to head for cities, and it is already rich in biodiversity. In fact, I will make an outrageous prediction: The world will feed itself to a higher and higher standard throughout this century without plowing any new land.

    9. The good old days weren’t
    Some people argue that in the past there was a simplicity, tranquillity, sociability, and spirituality that’s now been lost. This rose-tinted nostalgia is generally confined to the wealthy. It’s easier to wax elegiac for the life of a pioneer when you don’t have to use an outhouse. The biggest-ever experiment in back-to-the-land hippie lifestyle is now known as the Dark Ages.

    10. Population growth is not a threat
    Although the world population is growing, the rate of increase has been falling for 50 years. Across the globe, national birth rates are lower now than in 1960, and in the less developed world, the birth rate has approximately halved. This is happening despite people living longer and infant-mortality rates dropping. According to an estimate from the United Nations, population will start falling once it peaks at 9.2 billion in 2075—so there is every prospect of feeding the world forever. After all, there are already seven billion people on earth, and they are eating better and better every decade.

    11. Oil is not running out
    In 1970, there were 550 billion barrels of oil reserves in the world, and in the 20 years that followed, the world used 600 billion.
    So by 1990, reserves should have been overdrawn by 50 billion barrels. Instead, they amounted to 900 billion—not counting tar sands and oil shale that between them contain about 20 times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia. Oil, coal, and gas are finite, but they will last for decades, perhaps centuries, and people will find alternatives long before they run out.

    12. We are the luckiest generation
    This generation has experienced more peace, freedom, leisure time, education, medicine, and travel than any in history. Yet it laps up gloom at every opportunity. Consumers do not celebrate their wonderful field of choice and, according to psychologists, say they are “overwhelmed.” When I go to my local superstore, I do not see people driven to misery by the impossibility of choice. I see people choosing.

    13. Storms are not getting worse
    Not at all. While the climate warmed slightly last century, the incidence of hurricanes and cyclones fell. Since the 1920s, the global annual death rate from weather-related natural disasters (that is, the proportion of the world’s population killed rather than simply the overall number) has declined by a staggering 99 percent.
    The killing power of hurricanes depends more on wealth than on wind speed. A big hurricane struck the well-prepared Yucatán in Mexico in 2007 and killed nobody. A similar storm struck impoverished Burma the next year and killed 200,000. The best defenses against disaster are prosperity and freedom.

    14. Great ideas keep coming
    The more we prosper, the more we can prosper. The more we invent, the more inventions become possible. The world of things is often subject to diminishing returns. The world of ideas is not: The ever-increasing exchange of ideas causes the ever-increasing rate of innovation in the modern world. There isn’t even a theoretical possibility of exhausting our supply of ideas, discoveries, and inventions.

    15. We can solve all our problems
    If you say the world will go on getting better, you are considered mad. If you say catastrophe is imminent, you may expect the Nobel Peace Prize. Bookshops groan with pessimism; airwaves are crammed with doom. I cannot recall a time when I was not being told by somebody that the world could survive only if it abandoned economic growth. But the world will not continue as it is. The human race has become a problem-solving machine: It solves those problems by changing its ways. The real danger comes from slowing change.

    16. This depression is not depressing
    The Great Depression of the 1930s was just a dip in the upward slope of human living standards. By 1939, even the worst-affected countries, America and Germany, were richer than they’d been in 1930. All sorts of new products and industries were born during the Depression. So growth will resume unless prevented by wrong policies. Someone, somewhere, is tweaking a piece of software, testing a new material, or transferring the gene that will make life easier or more fun.

    17. Optimists are right
    For 200 years, pessimists have had all the headlines—even though optimists have far more often been right. There is immense vested interest in pessimism. No charity ever raised money by saying things are getting better. No journalist ever got the front page writing a story about how disaster was now less likely. Pressure groups and their customers in the media search even the most cheerful statistics for glimmers of doom.

    Don’t be browbeaten—dare to be an optimist!

    By Matt Ridley -http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/reader%27s-digest.aspx 
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  • Jari Huomo2012-12-08 20:24:50
    You better watch out , Santa Claus is coming to town.

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  • Jari Huomo2014-02-02 06:39:25
    Meanwhile in Finland

    Snow swimming championships
    Snow swimming Championship in Finland 2013
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  • Jari Huomo2012-08-11 12:45:46

    Again this is for my Google+ friends +Dirk Talamasca , +Eileen O'Duffy and +Dusan Vrban .

    #caturday   #puppylove  
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  • Jari Huomo2012-12-30 21:03:45
    My beautiful hometown was frozen in -22´C  weather. Luckily not so cold anymore since our house run out of oil :)
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  • Jari Huomo2012-06-22 07:15:44
    Happy midsummer / Hyvää Juhannusta

    “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” 
    ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
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  • Jari Huomo2012-08-04 06:24:15
    Saturday, my favorite Google+ day. I can create photos of cute animals combined with quotes ;)

    Have a nice weekend.

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  • Jari Huomo2012-01-09 21:26:55
    Improve your Google+ Photography experience

    1. Open web page www.dailythemes.org/themes (Firefox not supported) or install
    Daily Themes Chrome app https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jbfkifecgifeiclcklkmdcfapafbnnpa
    2. Press 's' key to open settings (or double click / douple tap and click settings icon)
    3. Select a few daily themes and press done.
    4. Enjoy the full-screen photo experience :)

    You can change pages using left/right arrow keys.
    i key shows your more information about photo
    o key opens photo page in Google+.

    Following themes currently supported, if your favorite theme is
    missing, let me know and it could be added soon.

    (curators check those links, will save your time a lot. Ask Charles Lupica if you don´t believe :))
    #macromonday +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Kelli Seeger Kim
    #monochromemonday +Siddharth Pandit
    #mountainmonday +Michael Russell
    #actionmonday +Adrian Buturca
    #moodymonday +Philip Daly

    #grasstuesday +Ray Bilcliff
    #portraittuesdays +Laura Balc
    #tonemaphdrtuesday +Drew Pion
    #mytowntuesday +Eric Leslie +Melanie Kintz

    #waterfallwednesday +Eric Leslie
    #wildlifewednesday +Mike Spinak
    #welovemusicwednesday +Folletto Folletto

    #thirstythuesdaypics +Giuseppe Basile
    #longexposurethursday +Le Quoc +Francesco Gola
    #silhouettesonthursday +Siddharth Pandit

    #floralfriday +Tamara Pruessner
    #foodfriday +Charles Lupica
    #filmfriday +Richard Call

    #sunsetsaturday +TJ Kelly
    #streetsaturday +Siddharth Pandit
    #speedysaturday +Patricia Paton
    #songbirdsaturday +John Briggs

    #sacredsunday +Charles Lupica
    #squaresunday +Matt Soave
    #soocsunday +John Kosmopoulos

    #critiquepls +Karin Nelson
    #fineartpls +Marina Chen
    #plusphotoextract +Jarek Klimek

    If you do not want your photos to be shown in , let me know and I will filter your photos.
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  • Jari Huomo2013-12-31 09:43:35
    Have a great New Year 2014

    The thing is, we still live in a world that's filled with opportunity. In fact, we have more than an opportunity -- we have an obligation. An obligation to spend our time doing great things. To find ideas that matter and to share them. To push ourselves and the people around us to demonstrate gratitude, insight, and inspiration. To take risks and to make the world better by being amazing.

    Are these crazy times? You bet they are. But so were the days when we were doing duck-and-cover air-raid drills in school, or going through the scares of Three Mile Island and Love Canal. There will always be crazy times.

    So stop thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand. There has never been a worse time for business as usual. Business as usual is sure to fail, sure to disappoint, sure to numb our dreams. That's why there has never been a better time for the new. Your competitors are too afraid to spend money on new productivity tools. Your bankers have no idea where they can safely invest. Your potential employees are desperately looking for something exciting, something they feel passionate about, something they can genuinely engage in and engage with.

    You get to make a choice. You can remake that choice every day, in fact. It's never too late to choose optimism, to choose action, to choose excellence. The best thing is that it only takes a moment -- just one second -- to decide.

    From article:http://www.fastcompany.com/46555/what-did-you-do-during-2000s
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  • Jari Huomo2012-10-13 09:16:21
    Google+ is a lot like ancient Egypt

    Isn´t that horrible great ?!


    Original photo:
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-08 05:07:23
    Have a nice weekend

    and #caturday & saturday

    Photo source: www.animallwalls.net
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  • Jari Huomo2012-05-19 19:14:35
    One more long exposure sunset shot.
    Hope you had a fun week and have a nice weekend :)

    #sunsetsaturday +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Sunset Saturday
    #nightscapes +Christopher Prins and +Dennis Hoffbuhr
    #sunsunday +Shauna Dominguez
    #skysunday +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach

    Exposure 98s , ND110 filter used.
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  • Jari Huomo2012-03-12 06:15:30
    Time to get focused, old post from my Google+ archives

    Here is a great mind map "How to Focus in the age of distraction."

    There are many things that I use personally.
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  • Jari Huomo2012-09-20 10:45:22
    Best of +Jaana Nyström

    Here is the Jaana Nyström's most liked posts e-book, too bad videos
    are not showing in Kindle :)


    Photo from this post:

    If anyone else would like to get own book , let me know in comments and I will create some with my automatic book creator tools later.
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  • Jari Huomo2012-04-06 08:40:27
    Launch date Part II

    +Jaana Nyström profile photo elephant jumping even faster than last time :)

    After a long wait last night Finnish version of my storybook was finally accepted to Apple store http://itunes.apple.com/fi/app/kultakutri-ja-kolme-karhua/id514914146
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