The Google+ musings of

Jaana Nyström

Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.
March 06, 2015 1 comments 2 shares 26 plus ones
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This link below is easy to remember and save: Full of great links for Google+ use.

http://bit.ly/TopContributorTips

#Googleplus‬     #Links     #Help    ‪ #Jaanatip       #TCpost  

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March 06, 2015 1 comments 2 shares 23 plus ones
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Enjoy the #Friday   my dear Circleverse!

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March 06, 2015 8 comments 4 shares 31 plus ones
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Changes happen all the time, also on Google+: Remember Sparks? They became "What's Hot" which became "Explore"...

"As you have probably read by now Google Plus is being split apart into photos and streams and many have now dubbed the social layer as “dead” (once again!).

This week there has been a lot of speculation and a lot of misunderstandings from various media sources about the future of Google Plus. Yonatan Zunger , Google Plus’ head engineer recently mentioned that “The internal org was renamed “Photos and Streams,” because Sundar likes org names that match what the teams do. And since our org includes Photos, Google+, Blogger, and News, there you have photos, plus several streams of content.” 

Yonatan also mentions that the Stream in a nutshell is essentially the core part of the Google Plus experience and users will not notice any differences. It seems to me and as Yonatan also stated in a previous article that this so called “myth” of Google Plus dying is that some people feel that they are being forced to use Google Plus when this is not simply the case..."

Read on:
http://www.thedigitalmarketingbureau.com/2015/03/05/google-plus/

#Googleplus     #Evolution     #Change  

Google Plus : From a ghost town to an evolved metropolis

As you have probably read by now Google Plus is being split apart into photos and streams and many have now dubbed the social layer as "dead" (once again!).

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March 05, 2015 9 comments 5 shares 105 plus ones
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#Mooniverse     #FullMoon  

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March 05, 2015 2 comments 6 shares 18 plus ones
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+Buffer just released a new free tool:  
Easy to use, I tested it already.  You can upload your own images or use the ones in the gallery.

Learn more about Pablo:
https://blog.bufferapp.com/pablo-social-media-images

#MadeWithPablo    #Images   #SocialMedia     #Jaanatip  

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March 05, 2015 18 comments 14 shares 93 plus ones
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You don't need to drop the people who have not circled you back: Google+ is not like some other follower-friend-obsessed platforms!

Here on Googleplus it's okay just to follow interesting people and not have them follow you back. Topics and interests are more important to many of us who want to learn new things on Google+, than people.

IN ADDITION:

Before you get to know the people who share your passions or interests they are not so important as the topics. Find the communities and posters who share the topics, join / circle them and be ready to learn.
This is different from FB where you already know the people but might not share the same interests with them...

There is a Chrome extension called +Circloscope for uncircling those who haven't circled you back, but if you follow someone famous or interesting and want to enjoy their posts, don't expect them to follow you back.

The limit for circling is 5000 and if someone has more followers, it's impossible to circle all back.
Think of someone who has 100 000 or a million...  No way.

Just enjoy the great content in your home stream and think of circling as a one-way street. If someone circles you you can circle them back but if you don't find their posts interesting, just forget all about it and uncircle them.

Anyone who circles you can only see your public posts. They can't see your Auto Backup photos or posts you share with your Circles.  Your circles can't see your photos unless you decide to share them.

Please don't read more to this post than is meant: People are important but not just at first when you're looking to join communities or create those circles that will bring you knowledge and pleasure.

Read more about who sees your Google+ posts:
http://googleplushelper.blogspot.fi/2012/12/who-sees-your-google-post.html

More about Circles:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2014/01/subscribe-to-your-google-circles.html

Image credit +Thomas Morffew 

#Googleplustip   #Jaanatip     #Circles   #TCpost  

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March 04, 2015 11 comments 13 shares 115 plus ones
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spreads over the sky

Whiteness reflects the tracks of the aurora fox
Silence with colour
cold



#Finland  

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March 04, 2015 11 comments 11 shares 80 plus ones
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Google+ is not going anywhere!

Many tech writers have been declaring Google+ dead even before there are any changes done under the new management.

Well?  Why?
One can use the Hangouts and Photos as part of the Google+ social glue that is what we see now, just like before. 

Presumably people who don't wish to use Google+ can use these as stand-alone products but that doesn't take anything away from us already in the Circleverse. Hangouts already has it's own support pages and I'm hoping that Google+ Photos will have them, too.

The Material Design that Google has already started implementing across products may change the visual side but to my mind only improving it.

Think about the Photos: Making it also a stand-alone product but still keeping it integrated with Google+ would open up a huge new audience for our publicly shared pics!

Remember what +Yonatan Zunger wrote about +Bradley Horowitz taking over and +Sundar Pichai commenting about internal reorganisations:

"No big user-facing changes tied to this at all."

PS: My text was checked by a Googler before publishing.

Read more and get the facts:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2015/03/relax-google-is-just-evolving.html

#Photos   #Photographers   #Googleplus   #Jaanatip  

Relax, Google+ is just evolving!

There is an almighty uproar about Google+ - again. The tech publications are having a field day collecting clicks as Google+ users and the great public try to separate the chaff from the wheat. This is where it started:  +...

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March 04, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 16 plus ones
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:D  "WHY PARIS IS SUCH AN UTTER PLONKER"

https://twitter.com/GreekMythComix
- Explaining Classics, one comic strip at a time.

https://greekmythcomix.wordpress.com/

#Classics     #Comics     #Learning  

Why Paris is such an utter plonker

You should use the comix Kudos and Aidos and What makes a Homeric hero to help you understand further, but here are a batch of supporting quotations to make it absolutely clear: 1) Hektor tells Par...

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March 03, 2015 14 comments 17 shares 122 plus ones
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Splitting up Google+ seems to be the horror scenario. 

Google+ as we know it will not be torn apart, just because some parts of it will get more attention at the time being. I don't think for an average user there will be any big difference. 

Google Drive was split into Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms which can be used separately but it didn't kill or spoil the product, right? There's still the Google Drive for those who want the whole caboodle...


Learn more:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2015/03/relax-google-is-just-evolving.html

#Googleplus     #Jaanatip     #Photos     #Stream     #Hangouts  

Relax, Google+ is just evolving!

There is an almighty uproar about Google+ - again. The tech publications are having a field day collecting clicks as Google+ users and the great public try to separate the chaff from the wheat. This is where it started:  +...

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March 03, 2015 2 comments 3 shares 56 plus ones
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Take a look at this post:  I shared it as a link because this way any changes made or links added will also follow all the shares.

#Googleplushelp     #Googleplus     #TCpost     #Jaanatip  

Google+ Top Contributors – Google+

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March 03, 2015 9 comments 7 shares 79 plus ones
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Google+ creates fun #AutoAwesome  pics!

Great Moray Eel in the Red Sea.

Google+ has Auto Awesome function which will automatically create copies of your photos by putting them together as motion pics or panoramas. 
Read more from Google:
https://support.google.com/plus/topic/6034292?hl=en&ref_topic=6023041

You can find your own:
https://plus.google.com/photos/search/%23AutoAwesome

#Photos   #Googleplus   #Motion  

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March 02, 2015 10 comments 1 shares 95 plus ones
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Just like this young Napoleon wrasse is frolicking in my air bubble Stream...

:D  I ain't going nowhere, Google+! I believe in you.

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March 02, 2015 47 comments 71 shares 138 plus ones
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In your face all so-called tech journos, click-bait desperate tearers-apart and gravediggers.

Woe those who believe everything they read from techhunch - style rubbishy publications.

#GoogleplusIsNotGoingAnywhereExceptTowardsABetterUserExperience  
https://plus.google.com/+AmyBethInverness/posts/67gicvzi8VV

#Googleplus    Thanks +Yonatan Zunger .

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March 02, 2015 12 comments 15 shares 72 plus ones
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Feedback button is now in two places.

The Help link in the left sidebar has a new look.
"Send Feedback to Google" button has moved under the Help.

The Google+ Help Center can also be accessed directly:
https://support.google.com/plus/#topic=3049661

Google My Business Help Center:
https://support.google.com/business/#topic=4539639

Hangouts Help Center:
https://support.google.com/hangouts/#topic=2944848

The official Google+ Help Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/115758385206378551362

#besthelpontheweb   #Googleplus   #Jaanatip     #Feedback  

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March 01, 2015 7 comments 16 shares 124 plus ones
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I'm going to bed.

:D

#Sleep  

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February 28, 2015 5 comments 2 shares 42 plus ones
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No breath steam.  Everyone is holding their breath to show the abs?

In -20°C you'd definitely get some steam.
Also goosebumps if the people had been there a while and not just for the photoshoot.
Either they're dead or this pic is fake about the °C.

Hmm.  Journalism today.  No time for checking the facts.

#Journalism   +Daily Mail  #Fake  

Daily Mail Online on Twitter

“Chinese sent out in -20C conditions to work on swordplay wearing nothing but combat trousers http://t.co/qJuQzEwcHQ”

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February 28, 2015 7 comments 25 shares 175 plus ones
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Here's something for both #FidoFriday  and also #Caturday  
:D  Boop!

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February 27, 2015 6 comments 9 shares 69 plus ones
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- or in this case +Blogger did:


"Hello everyone, 

This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.  

Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.

Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.

Thank you for your continued feedback.  

The Blogger Team"

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/blogger/jAep2mLabQY

Photo is from a #Sauna  in #Finland  where people are usually very nude. The towel is for the photo only.
:-)

#Blogger   #Nudity     #Commercial     #Porn  

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February 27, 2015 18 comments 15 shares 86 plus ones
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Limits on circles:

Google+ limits certain circle actions to protect users and Google+ from abuse. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

⚠ Max number of profiles allowed across all your circles
There’s a limit of 5,000 for the total number of profiles that can be included across all your circles. This includes +pages.

Daily limit to circle adds

⚠ "If you add a large surge of people or +pages to your circles within a 24 hour period, our system will temporarily stop you from adding additional people even if you’re under the total number of people you can have in your circles."

⚠ You may also hit this limit if you excessively shuffle your existing circle memberships.

⚠ Repeatedly removing and re-adding people to different circles can push you to this limit. In these cases, just wait a day (24 hrs) and you’ll be able to add people again.

⚠ Spamming (sharing out-of-topic or too many posts) in communities and / or being reported certainly affects your ability to circle.

⚠ The restricted profiles and Pages are culpable in many cases where you cannot add a single user:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6020454?hl=en


If you have problems, send feedback to Google.

I have noticed that Google+ Local pages can only add 50 profiles / pages in 24 hours...

For business Pages the limit is somewhere near 200.  For personal profiles, 499.

⚠ If you find your profile is restricted to limitations:

- Post good content in Public
- Try to get more followers in the "follower / followed ratio"
- Stop posting for a while and try to think why your profile is being restricted
- Don't spam communities, sharing posts that have nothing to do with the community or too many posts
- Don't share too many posts from your profile within a short period of time
- Try to keep your content relevant and good

Beware of the circleshares with hundreds of people which have no topic and anyone can opt in, just like MLM or pyramid scams: Only the people at the top benefit.

Demanding that you "+1, comment and share before getting added"...
Adding those amounts of people will send a negative message to Google+.


More from my blog:
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2013/08/having-trouble-circling-people-on-google.html

Google+ Support page:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1733011?hl=en

A useful post by fellow Top Contributor +John Skeats :
https://plus.google.com/117167305186723867672/posts/AiV4nn4Nzn9

#Circles   #Circleadds   #Googleplustips   #Jaanatip  

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February 27, 2015 2 comments 4 shares 24 plus ones
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- Twitter hashtags search engine: Reach your audience!

+Hashtagify.me 

#Twitter     #Hashtags     #Business     #Audience  

Hashtagify.me - Search And Find The Best Twitter Hashtags - Free

Find the best Twitter hashtags to reach your audience. Search their relations and influencers with the most advanced Twitter Hashtags Search Engine.

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February 26, 2015 4 comments 39 shares 60 plus ones
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"In this post, I have compiled some of the most useful self-education resources that I’ve found online. You will find online courses and tools to master new skills, learn languages, find classic books, broaden your mind and interact with other lifelong learners..."

Read more and learn:
http://www.diygenius.com/100-self-education-resources-for-lifelong-learners/

#Learning  #Resources   #Online   #Jaanatip  

100+ Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners

An massive list of online learning resources that I've compiled in the last few months. A gold mine of self-education and lifelong learning resources.

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February 25, 2015 5 comments 0 shares 59 plus ones
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- Encyclopaedia Britannica

#ThoughtForTheDay    #Life  

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February 25, 2015 9 comments 17 shares 55 plus ones
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I have been using a very secret and private community for years.

Members: Me + my Pages as moderators, all can share with community

Use: Storing data (posts) from Google+ and using the +1 button also from the Interwebz

Categories: Several. From Drafts to tips to Google tools, only part of the topics is visible in the screenshot.

Alerts & post visibility in streams: Off.

Benefit:  All pages can save good stuff in one place, inside Google+

Resharing:  Easy between pages and profile.
Works also from tablets and mobile phones!


Using a private community for saving posts is a matter of taste, there are many ways of saving data.
Pocket, Evernote, empty circles...

I have many places where I collect data from the Internet:
http://www.scoop.it/t/googleplus-help
http://paper.li/JaanaNystrom/1308772803
https://www.rebelmouse.com/JaanaNystrom/
http://pinterest.com/jaananystrom/boards/

I've been using the empty circles but with the Community I can share good stuff when browsing the posts on all my Pages, too. They all had their empty circles but now I can have everything in one place.
There is a problem every time major updates happen on Google+: The empty circles seem to lose posts...

Why using general hashtags is not a good idea: Other people use them too, also shared posts come up in search.

Resharing between the community, profile and pages

When you share a post to your private community there are 2 ways to do it: Regular sharing via the Share arrow button OR left clicking the posts' timestamp and copypasting the URL of the post as a link.

If you reshare a post from a private community, then just by clicking on the "originally shared" on top of the post will take you to the original post and you can further share that one.  

Or, if you save a post as a link by clicking it open from the time stamp / clicking the drop down and choosing to copy the link to the post, then just re-open the post and share.

But sharing first to public and then to your private community works better.

If you share something to the community from your profile, you can reshare it from the community as your page as I explained above.

Sharing from your profile to your page or vice versa

 You can also reshare anything from your own profile by sharing the post with your page or by +mentioning the page in the comments of the post thus creating a notification.  Then the page can reshare the post.  However if your page and profile have same followers, sharing the same post simultaneously everywhere is not a good idea.

That's when the community becomes useful: You can create a "Later" category and share posts from there - well later. Perhaps deleting them from the community after the resharing.

Public Community as landing stage

I have hidden the community posts from my personal profile.
Thus when I share a post first in Public perhaps and then later to the Google+ Helper Community there aren't any double posts visible on my profile. (All my pages are moderators / owners.)
Then I can later reshare that post directly from the community to my Page, as my Page.  
The Public community works as a landing stage between profile and Page getting the maximum visibility for the post.

Private communities in business use

A similar community is a great method of messaging within a company or a project.

If you wish to use a Public community just for sharing information without all the people in your enterprise being able to post there, appoint your key people as members / moderators and just share the link to the community with others. They cannot comment or share the posts, only read and +1 them.
But the content may be visible to anyone, when a private community's posts are only visible to members.

How to create a community on Google+:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2872671?hl=en

What is your favourite way of saving Google+ posts?

#Googleplustip   #Jaanatip   #Saving #Posts   #Links  

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February 24, 2015 1 comments 3 shares 18 plus ones
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Witnessing the freedom people who suffer from various disabilities can enjoy while underwater—a chance of physical self-expression they find hard to realise on land, where gravity and all sorts of obstacles make their lives so challenging—was a moving and educative experience.

"During a particularly stressful time in my life, I was lucky to benefit from the therapeutic effects I discovered during and after dives, when the body is liberated from gravity and can fly freely, unfettered, and breathe in this wondrous new world."


Read on and see the photos · Maptia http://bit.ly/1B9hsWG

#Scuba  #Handicap  #Freedom  #Bunaken

UnderStanding by Chiara Marina Grioni on Maptia

Witnessing the freedom people who suffer from various disabilities can enjoy while underwater—a chance of physical self-expression they find hard to realise on land, where gravity and all sorts of obstacles make their lives so challenging—was a moving and educative experience.

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February 24, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 23 plus ones
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"We are marketing experts with clients all over the world. We’ve worked with Russians and Bulgarians as well as Hungarians and Americans. 

If we want to reach potential clients than we need to enable them to understand what we write – and the only way to do that is to write in a language that they understand..."

Read more:  http://bit.ly/1wk0FzZ

#Global  #Business  #Blogging  #Marketing

Blogging in English - When It's Not Your Primary Language

Blogging in English: "Can I or should I write on my blog in English, even if it's not my primary language?" This question comes up quite frequently...

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February 24, 2015 1 comments 6 shares 25 plus ones
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Hey +Google Suomi why isn't Finland included in the "Trusted Photographer" program?

"Why become a certified Trusted Photographer or Agency?

By becoming a certified Trusted Photographer or Agency, you will receive the training and guidance needed to capture Business View tours for your customers.

How it works

Connect with local businesses
Help local businesses build their online presence with Business View.

Perform a photo shoot
Schedule a photo shoot with your client. Photo shoots are easy and on average take 1-2 hours.

Publish images to Google
Use Google’s free online software tools to upload, edit, and publish Business View tours across Google."

Engage customers with #Businessview  :
https://www.google.com/maps/about/partners/businessview/

Find a Trusted photographer or agency:
https://www.google.com/maps/about/partners/businessview/get-started/

Become a Trusted photographer or Agency:
http://www.google.com/maps/about/partners/businessview/apply/

#Google     #GoogleMaps     #Business     #Photography  

About - Google Maps

Discover the world with Google Maps. Experience Street View, 3D Mapping, turn-by-turn directions, indoor maps and more across your devices.

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February 22, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 31 plus ones
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Nice operation, good snorkeling and diving from the jetty, the house reef is Marsa Umm Gerifat.  All sorts of day trips, too.
There are five hotels in the Coraya Bay resort area, we stayed at the Lamaya Resort.
I recommend room 1122 (we had a family room for 2) or thereabouts: The reception wifi works in the room. :-) Every now and then...

Shots taken in February 2015.

+Coraya Divers Marsa Alam    #Scuba     #Egypt   #MarsaAlam  

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February 21, 2015 3 comments 10 shares 45 plus ones
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Stop. Think.

60 Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

We’ve seen some great public service campaigns recently which made us wonder – why not do a post on the best ones in the last couple of years? We scoured the internet, filtered the not-so-great ones and came up with this list of 60 hard-hitting ads that deal with social, environmental, health and other issues. From ad school […]

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February 21, 2015 18 comments 13 shares 153 plus ones
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Self-cured gravlax (sea salt, dill, onions and garlic) or raw-cooked salmon with 100% rye bread.
And coffee. :D

Yum!
What are you having?

#Breakfast     #Weekend     #Finland  

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