An interview with Martin Shervington and Geekbeat!

Geeks & Gear-Martin Shervington (1)

Hello there! If you would like to know a little more about me that just my Google+ content then check out this lovely interview with a buddy of mine, David Foster:

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The Oculus Rift – virtual reality just got ‘real’.

Oculus Rift image

Introduction With Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming device, the new world of virtual reality just became more real. This post gives you an idea of my UberGeekiness as I try it out for myself. I believe that the virtual world will rapidly become a new platform, like desktop, like mobile, but […]

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The Psychology of Disruptive Change on Google Plus

The Psychology of Disruptive Change on Google+

I’ve talked about change before, but this is different. This is so different that is shakes the entire foundations of our psychological operating system, our shared view, or basis of understanding. Things change, but comparison to others seems almost inevitable. And we cannot escape it on Google+ either… The numbers matter, but they don’t! Nothing […]

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The psychology of riffing on Google Plus

Psychology of riffing

Riffing, for those who don’t know the word, is used across many realms including comedy and music, and especially jazz. Why am I thinking so much about riffing this week? This week I had the honour to join Maria Quiban in a Google Hangout with Sir Ben Kinsley, and we chatted about comedy and he mentioned […]

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The Psychology of ‘Free’ on Google Plus

The psychology of free

This is an article that explores the perception we have of ‘value’ and ultimately why giving is the smart move to make in business. It also may offer some explanations why there is been SO much giving on Google+ – it is a great opportunity to build a community, and free may well be essential […]

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The Psychology of Trust on Google Plus

The Psychology of Trust

Introduction The concept of trust is one that influences our decisions daily. Do we trust this source of online information, this person, or even that the expiry date on that strong French cheese we find in the back corner of the fridge is reliable?! On Google+ we are so often connecting with people we don’t […]

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Surfing the waves of Google Plus

Google Plus and Surfing

Whether you are an ocean lover, a surfer or even just enjoy splashing about on Google+ then this is a post for you. Introduction We’ve all seen picture and videos of surfers, getting ‘curled’ by a wave and many of us have thought ‘wow’ that looks cool! When you learn to surf, however, you begin […]

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The Psychology of Significance and Google Plus

Psychology of Significiance

For some time I’ve been curious as to how events happen on Google+. From the very first moments of connecting with someone, all the way through to a blossoming relationship. It is fascinating that after some time in the Google+ environment we can all increasingly understand how relationships ‘work’ or don’t and how every event could be […]

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Google Plus as the new Town Square

Google+ and the village square

Here is a social metaphor, having been inspired by Google (below), as well as David Amerland and his brilliant book ‘Google Semantic Search’.             Introduction Imagine for a moment Google+ as a growing, thriving town square with both stall-lined rows, as well as open spaces. Many people have been here […]

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The Psychology of ‘Adapting to Change’ on Google Plus

Psychology of adapting to change

When the platform changes, many of us go through a process of thinking “nooooo, why do they keep changing stuff!” etc. We tend to like status quo, whilst knowing change is inevitable. But what happens when this changes ‘happens to us’? How do we shift our internal models of what was was, to was it […]

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