Tracking more than 200 million Google+ Users, 4.6 million Pages and 100 thousand Communities


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Bradley Horowitz

VP Product, Google+

I oversee Product Management for the Google+ Project.  Previously at Google I've led the product teams for GMail, Google Voice, Google Talk, Orkut, Google Docs, etc.Before joining Google, I founded and led Yahoo's advanced development division, which developed new products such as Yahoo! Pipes, and I drove the acquisition of products such as Flickr and MyBlogLog. Previously, I was Co-Founder and CTO of Virage, where I oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy. I've got a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab and was pursuing my Ph.D. there when I co-founded Virage.


Ranked: 5th in Married Users (by Followers)

Ranked: 9th in California Users (by Followers)

Ranked: 12th in California Users (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 12th in Male Users (by Followers)

Ranked: 13th in United States Users (by Followers)

Ranked: 14th in Married Users (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 18th in California Most Engaging This Week (by Engagement)

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Ranked: 22nd in California Most Engaging This Month (by Engagement)

Ranked: 29th in California Most Engaging This Week (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 31st in Male Users (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 36th in United States Users (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 43rd in United States Most Engaging This Week (by Engagement)

Ranked: 45th in United States Most Engaging This Month (by Engagement)

Ranked: 46th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 55th in California Most Engaging This Week (by +1's)

Ranked: 58th in English Users (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 59th in Users (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 73rd in California Most Engaging This Week (by Comments)

Ranked: 74th in California Most Engaging This Week (by Total Reach)

Ranked: 91st in United States Most Engaging This Week (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 94th in California Most Engaging This Month (by +1's)

Ranked: 110th in United States Most Engaging This Month (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 112th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Total Reach)

Ranked: 113th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Shares)

Ranked: 119th in California Most Engaging This Week (by Shares)

Ranked: 168th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Comments)

Ranked: 182nd in English Most Engaging This Week (by Engagement)

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Ranked: 241st in United States Most Engaging This Week (by +1's)

Ranked: 303rd in United States Most Engaging This Week (by Total Reach)

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Ranked: 345th in United States Most Engaging This Month (by +1's)

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Ranked: 400th in United States Most Engaging This Week (by Comments)

Ranked: 412th in United States Most Engaging This Month (by Total Reach)

Ranked: 420th in United States Most Engaging This Month (by Shares)

Ranked: 466th in United States Most Engaging This Week (by Shares)

Ranked: 469th in English Most Engaging This Week (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 587th in English Most Engaging This Month (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 815th in United States Most Engaging This Month (by Comments)

Ranked: 946th in Most Engaging This Week (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 1109th in English Most Engaging This Week (by +1's)

Ranked: 1152nd in Most Engaging This Month (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 1253rd in California Most Engaging This Week (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 1268th in English Most Engaging This Week (by Comments)

Ranked: 1273rd in California Most Engaging This Month (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 1306th in English Most Engaging This Week (by Total Reach)

Ranked: 1767th in California Users (by Following)

Ranked: 4674th in Married Users (by Following)

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Recent Popular Posts
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About 10 weeks ago Amsterdam at dusk...
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About 11 weeks ago Lake Tahoe....
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About 6 weeks ago Rashi...  Taking in the sunset...
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About 1 week ago The Cathedral in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Took the shot 15 years ago, processed this morning...
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About 8 weeks ago Impromptu visit to the San Francisco Orchid Show at Fort Mason. Amazing!
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About 10 weeks ago Another shot of the amazing willow tree outside of the Google+ offices.  
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About 6 days ago Roots!
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About 11 weeks ago Quick trip in/out of Lake Tahoe...
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About 7 weeks ago Michelangelo and the Jordan curve theorem

This picture by Robert Bosch, which is based on a detail from Michelangelo's famous painting The Creation of Adam, is remarkable because it is made from a simple closed curve. That means that it is possible (in principle) to draw this entire picture with a pencil, starting and finishing in the same place, without ever taking the pencil off the page, and without the path ever crossing itself!

A result in mathematics called the Jordan curve theorem proves that any simple closed curve drawn in the plane (such as the one in the picture) splits the rest of the plane into two connected pieces: an inside, which has finite area, and an outside, which has infinite area. This means that it is possible to colour in the “inside” of this picture so as to form a connected shape with finite area (and no holes).

I think this picture should be printed on children's menus in restaurants, with instructions to colour in the inside. That would keep
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About 9 weeks ago Happy Valentine's Day everyone, and especially to the love of my life, +Irene Au!

Here's how to make your own floaty-heart AutoAwesome photo...

1) Find a sweetheart

EITHER TAKE A NEW PHOTO...

2) Take a romantic picture with your sweetheart - smooching, holding hands, etc.  (skip to Step 4)

OR USE A PREVIOUSLY TAKEN PHOTO...

3) If your sweetheart is unavailable to take a new photo, simply go to photos.google.com and search for "kiss".  If you've got a photo that turns up for these results, cool!  Download it, and re-upload it.

4) Wait and let Google's algorithms do their thing.

5) You'll get a notification when your AutoAwesome is ready!  (Note that if you use an old picture, photos are often date sorted - so look for your AutoAwesome photo near the original.)

Enjoy!