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Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
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Get the best travel news here curated by Lonely Planet Destination Editors, who use their expertise to bring you the stories that matter from all over the world.

In today’s edition: a hot air balloon has flown underground in Croatia, China is geared up to celebrate ‘Golden Week’, California has banned plastic bags and Ethiopian coffee has been ranked the best in the world. and more...

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2014/10/01/china-celebrates-golden-week-croatian-hot-air-balloon-flies-underground-california-bans-plastic-bags-and-ethiopian-coffee-ranked-best/#ixzz3EtrdnTXi

#Travelnews    +Lonely Planet    #Travel  

China celebrates ‘Golden Week’, Croatian hot air balloon flies underground, California bans plastic bags and Ethiopian coffee ranked best – Lonely Planet Travel News

Travel advice, information and inspiration from Lonely Planet’s online community.

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September 30, 2014 6 comments 0 shares 13 plus ones
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So sorry, feeling bad because I haven't had time to share anything interesting today, but work...  :D

Curating content for a client:
https://twitter.com/MatkaTravelFair

Know some fabulous travel blogs with great pictures that I could share? :-)

For now:
Perhaps you could entertain yourselves with this old travel story of mine...

Taiwan, Palau and Thailand
A travel agent's trip with all the embellishments!

Cheers!

#Travel     #Traveltips     #Scuba     #Nature     #Golf  

Planning and packing (panicking?)

I'm a 48-year old mother of three boys, who took on diving only last year. So far I've done Advanced open water - course and Nitrox -course. This will be the ultimate adventure into waters teeming with all kinds of marine lif...

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September 29, 2014 2 comments 4 shares 24 plus ones
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September 29, 2014 11 comments 15 shares 118 plus ones
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Finns are the biggest consumers of coffee worldwide:
Finland's yearly coffee consumption is approximately 12kg per capita.

+Matthew Inman on Coffee:
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/coffee

#Coffee #Monday   #Finland  

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September 28, 2014 11 comments 8 shares 140 plus ones
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Oulanka National Park

#finlandinyourstream  

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September 28, 2014 3 comments 1 shares 26 plus ones
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September 27, 2014 8 comments 2 shares 29 plus ones
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Mamma Mia movie

The music I loved when I was young - by Abba:
- And still do, apparently...

#MammaMia     #Abba     #Greece  

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. With Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård. The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit so...

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September 27, 2014 12 comments 4 shares 86 plus ones
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Thanks a million +Dots To Spots Printing !

The printed photo arrived and we had it already framed:
The model in the pic is happy with the result, too! :-)

Excellent quality and colours!

(Try to get a teenager boy to smile... :-)

#printingservices     #photo     #Quality     #LovingIt  

Original image:
https://plus.google.com/107742059751171695340/posts/a4PMiTcRg1z

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September 27, 2014 5 comments 4 shares 82 plus ones
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Happy #Caturday , folks!

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September 27, 2014 7 comments 8 shares 113 plus ones
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#Saturday  

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September 27, 2014 6 comments 5 shares 37 plus ones
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Hospitality Brands Embark on the “Road Less Travelled”

A snippet:

"Hotels have started introducing new ways to allure customers.

They are omnipresent on social media platforms and are with their customers at every step of their booking decisions. They have not just helped them to book but have also enhanced their customer experience.

Some industry leaders have their official pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Some players have also tied up with online sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc..."

Read the full article:
https://exploreb2b.com/articles/hospitality-brands-embark-on-the-road-less-travelled-1

#Hotels     #SocialMedia   #HospitalityIndustry    #WTD2014  

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September 27, 2014 7 comments 7 shares 68 plus ones
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Happy #WTD2014  all service providers and people who get their livelihood out of the travel trade!

Thanks for making the world more interesting and accessible to the rest of us.

#Travel     #Tourism     #Economy     #Culture  

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September 27, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 24 plus ones
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Moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, international tourism today accounts for 9% of global GDP and one in every 11 jobs on the planet.

Behind the impressive numbers are all the chefs, innkeepers, artisans, taxi drivers, shopkeepers, bakers, guides, and millions of others who make up the bulk of the tourism sector, which for many represents a vital opportunity for a better life...

Learn more about the organization here and watch the video below:
http://wtd.unwto.org/

#WTD2014   #Travel     #Tourism  

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September 26, 2014 6 comments 1 shares 14 plus ones
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Did you know that at least half of the world’s population are fluent in two or more languages? Knowing several languages is often crucial when looking for a job abroad.

As we celebrate the European Day of Languages today, test your knowledge about European languages! ‪

#‎EDLangs‬   #Europe     #Languages  

Language Quiz - European Commission

With our Language Quiz you can test your language knowledge in a fun way.

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September 25, 2014 17 comments 8 shares 73 plus ones
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Now, good night folks!

Tomorrow its TG+F !

:-)   #Classic  

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September 25, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 28 plus ones
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"There is a fury to Terry Pratchett’s writing: it’s the fury that was the engine that powered Discworld. It’s also the anger at the headmaster who would decide that six-year-old Terry Pratchett would never be smart enough for the 11-plus; anger at pompous critics, and at those who think serious is the opposite of funny; anger at his early American publishers who could not bring his books out successfully.

The anger is always there, an engine that drives. By the time Terry learned he had a rare, early onset form of Alzheimer’s, the targets of his fury changed: he was angry with his brain and his genetics and, more than these, furious at a country that would not permit him (or others in a similarly intolerable situation) to choose the manner and the time of their passing.

And that anger, it seems to me, is about Terry’s underlying sense of what is fair and what is not. It is that sense of fairness that underlies Terry’s work and his writing, and it’s what drove him from school to journalism to the press office of the SouthWestern Electricity Board to the position of being one of the best-loved and bestselling writers in the world..."

#TerryPratchett     #Discworld     #Books  

Read the full story by +Neil Gaiman  

Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’

Terry Pratchett may strike many as a twinkly old elf, but that’s not him at all. Fellow sci-fi novelist Neil Gaiman on the inner rage that drives his ailing friend’s writing

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September 25, 2014 8 comments 4 shares 19 plus ones
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- with a minute schedule: Click through to the point in video you find interesting or watch it all.

0:00 +James Dearsley  introduces this week’s show with NOD3x and Circloscope

2:14 +Lee Smallwood  gives an introduction into the NOD3x platform

2:45 +Craig Fifield  gives an introduction into Circloscope

5:15 Lee Smallwood talks about how the two companies function together

6:40 James Dearsley gives a brief overview about influential marketing

8:06 James Dearsley screen shares a framework for influencer marketing

9:20 +John Dietrich  mentions about how NOD3x helps define your audience

11:20 Lee Smallwood everything starts with one keyword or hashtag

14:57 Lee Smallwood screen shares a case study of Disney

16:35 Lee Smallwood shows NOD3x data on Circloscope

18:44 Craig Fifield shows how to circle/add engagers from the NOD3x post

20:50 James Dearsley mentions about how to understand and manage your circles correctly

22:00 James Dearsley shares his experience of using the Circloscope platform

23:41 Craig Fifield explains the filtering process in Circloscope

27:52 Craig Fifield goes through the free version and premium/pro versions of Circloscope

28:44 Lee Smallwood mentions about the free version of NOD3x and also the paid versions

#Googleplus    +NOD3x   +Circloscope  #Circles  #Data

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September 25, 2014 6 comments 16 shares 87 plus ones
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A snippet:

"There is a great big human family out there, even if we don't always see it from our current place and level.  

I wasn't seeing it, and even when it started to happen, the realization dawned slowly on me that it really is true what the Sages have always declared: most human beings are basically good, kind people who try to spread whatever goodness they can in the world..."

Read the full article from +Eli Fennell:
http://socialmediaforecast.blogspot.fi/2013/12/social-media-cured-my-cynicism.html

#SocialMedia     #People     #Googleplus  

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September 25, 2014 6 comments 0 shares 32 plus ones
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Testing...

#Jaanatest  

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September 25, 2014 14 comments 5 shares 27 plus ones
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Why should I start using it?

How is it different from Google+ Photos?
Does it help your business or is it just for fun?

Pros / cons?

#Instagram   #Question     #Photos  

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September 25, 2014 3 comments 11 shares 34 plus ones
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1 Getting Started

2 Promote Your Presence

3 The Stream

4 Google+ Pages

5 Hangouts

6 Communities

7 Photos

8 Events

9 Index

#Googleplus     #Business     #Jaanatip  

googleplus-partner-playbook-august-2014.pdf - Google Drive

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September 24, 2014 30 comments 131 shares 342 plus ones
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#iPhone6  

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September 24, 2014 2 comments 3 shares 21 plus ones
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Case study:  Heineken

How much do people love Heineken beer?
That’s what the company wanted to know, so it created the Pic Your Travel campaign, which encouraged people to show their appreciation of the brand by submitting Heineken-themed holiday photos from around the world.

Participants could see their pics uploaded to a 3D globe and be entered to win a free trip...

#Ads     #Business     #Marketing  


Pic Your Travel – Think Insights – Google

Pic your travel is a photo upload platform build for Heineken by TBWA/Neboko, and Superhero Cheesecake.

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September 23, 2014 8 comments 4 shares 42 plus ones
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People arriving at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands:
Don't start leaving your stuff behind! :D

+KLM    #SpecialForce     #Amsterdam     #Airport  

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September 23, 2014 4 comments 2 shares 19 plus ones
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Now: Meet Ramen Taco!

Drooling all through the recipe.  Heavy breathing.  Hunger pangs.

We don't get these in any Finnish restaurants, and +Cindy Chen hasn't sent any Ramen Burgers my way, so I guess I need to make my own.
:D

#Food     #Recipe     #RamenNoodles     #Pork  

Ramen Taco - Thrillist Recipes

This is a fried ramen taco shell. And it's filled with pork belly, obviously.

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September 23, 2014 2 comments 2 shares 16 plus ones
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"Google Glass remains something of an enigma. Sure, most of us have read about it and seen videos of it in action. But very few of us have actually worn a pair; essentially, it’s the idea of Google Glass that has shaped most of our views to date, not the reality.

With little or no hands-on experience of Google Glass, it’s easy to subscribe to the view that the device is the White Elephant of the wearable tech world. But its current rarity is also its biggest trump card: attempt to find anyone with an interest in tech who isn’t at least a bit keen to try a pair out for themselves and you’ll have a long old search..."

#GoogleGlass     #WearableTech     #Tech  

Read more:

Google Glass Reviewed: Hit or Hype? - GlobalWebIndex | Analyst View Blog

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September 23, 2014 6 comments 2 shares 47 plus ones
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For those who dream big: Announcing the winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair!

"Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow became interested in addressing the global food crisis after learning about the Horn of Africa famine in 2011. When a gardening project went awry, they discovered a naturally occurring bacteria in soil called Diazotroph. The girls determined that the bacteria could be used to speed up the the germination process of certain crops, like barley and oats, by 50 percent, potentially helping fulfill the rising demand for food worldwide. Oh—and they’re 16 years old. 

Today, Ciara, Émer and Sophie were named the Grand Prize Winner and the 15-16 age category winners of our fourth annual Google Science Fair. They are some of thousands of students ages 13-18 who dared to ask tough questions like: How can we stop cyberbullying? How can I help my grandfather who has Alzheimer's from wandering out of bed at night? How can we protect the environment? And then they actually went out and answered them. 

From thousands of submissions from 90+ countries, our panel of esteemed judges selected 18 finalists representing nine countries—Australia, Canada, France, India, Russia, U.K., Ukraine and the U.S.—who spent today impressing Googlers and local school students at our Mountain View, Calif. headquarters.

In addition to our Grand Prize Winners, the winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair are:"

Read more at http://googleblog.blogspot.fi/2014/09/for-those-who-dream-big-announcing.html

+Google Science Fair    #GoogleScienceFair     #Science  

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September 23, 2014 19 comments 3 shares 30 plus ones
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Excellent! :D

Thanks for recommending this app, +Peggy K 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en

Off to learn how to swipe...

PS EDIT: I have had my first proper smartphone for 2 weeks now: Nexus 5.
I'm making discoveries which may be the same old for many of you...  For me and other new smartphone users they are still new.

I try to remember this always when I post about Google+: What is old news for me is always new news for someone else. :-)

#GooglePlay     #Apps     #Android   #Jaanatip  

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September 22, 2014 12 comments 6 shares 163 plus ones
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Sleep well! :-)

#GoodNight  

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September 22, 2014 15 comments 14 shares 51 plus ones
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"Google may need to take their time in bringing select Android apps to the Chrome Web Store — needing to ensure compatibly, stability, and an integrated experience — but the community has no such speed bumps standing in its way.

Having made a command-line tool able to package up virtually any Android application to run on Chrome OS through the Android Runtime extension (with varying degrees of success), developer Vlad Filippov has now gone one better: it’s now possible to run Android apps on Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux. 

Yes, you read that right: Filippov has found a way to run Androids app on desktop PCs through Chrome.

It requires installing a custom version of the Android Runtime extension, called ARChon. This supports both desktop Chrome and Chrome OS, and also allows for an unlimited number of Android APKs packaged by the chromeos-apk tool.

Your milage may vary, of course..."

#Chrome     #Android     #PC     #Mac  

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You Can Now Run Android Apps on Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux

Google may need to take their time in bringing select Android apps to the Chrome Web Store — needing to ensure compatibly, stability, and an integrated experience — but the community has no such speed bumps standing in its way.

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