Surprise of the Day: ScienceSunday nomination via Allison Sekuler who writes:

Surprise of the Day: ScienceSunday nomination via Allison Sekuler who writes:

“I went to vote in the Media Tapper  1st Annual Spirit of Google+ and was pleasantly surprised to see our page, ScienceSunday , listed as a nominee in one of the categories: Best Business Page! We’re not actually a business – we’re just a collection of scientists – me, Robby Bowles  , Rajini Rao  , and Chad Haney  – with a passion for sharing all the great science-related art, stories, videos, blogs, and song the G+niuses on Google+ pass our way.  But it’s still an incredible honour to be included with some of the other great nominees in that category. It’s also great to see a number  of other science pages/scientists including across the various categories. This is one of the things that makes Google+ such a wonderful place to be – people here really understand that science is everywhere and in everything 😉

Thanks to all the regular and irregular contributors to ScienceSunday  – we are nothing without you!” 

#sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   

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Time To Vote

Thanks to all who have made the nominating process for 1st Annual Media Tapper Spirit of Google+ such a success. So many of you took the time to let us know which people you felt emulated the spirit of what makes Google+ such a great social gathering place at both our article and our G+ page. But now it is time to vote and help us find the top three Plussers in each category.


As a reminder, here are the 10 categories we chose for this year’s awards:

#1  G+ Photographer: Under 50K followers

#2  G+ Photographer: Over 50K followers

#3  G+ Hangout User

#4  G+ Writer/Storyteller

#5  G+ Most Informed About Google+ (how to use it)

#6  G+ Most Helpful (non Google+ related)

#7  G+ User You’d Most Like To Meet IRL

#8  G+ User You’d Most Like To See as Google+ Spokesperson

#9  G+ Best Business Page 

#10 G+ Artist (non-photographer)

Not only were you all kind enough to nominate your favorites but you also gave us some wonderful feedback as to other categories we can add next time. Thank you! 

We ended up putting our heads together, putting down names, adding things up and found 10 contenders for each category.

Now the fun really begins: it’s time to vote.

Click on the link below and you will be taken to our survey, Spirit of Google+ Awards, courtesy of Polldaddy. There you will find the names of 10 people per category. Choose one in each category and when finished simply hit the submit button. That’s all there is to it! 

Voting ends on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Midnight US Eastern Time. Winners will be announced on Thursday June 28, 2012: the same day that Google+ commemorates its first anniversary of going live.

Good luck to everyone and again, thank you for participating!

We are sorry to say that it is impossible to list every nominee with links to their G+ page so that you may have a better idea of who to vote for. 

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18 Responses to Surprise of the Day: ScienceSunday nomination via Allison Sekuler who writes:

  1. Rajini Rao – don’t forget to vote!!

  2. Rajini Rao says:

    Haha, how did you know? I checked out the site, admired and left. Absent minded..going back now.

  3. There ya go, boggling my feeble mind once more!

  4. Rajini Rao says:

    Buddhini Samarasinghe , for a moment there I thought that STEM Women on G+ had also made the list. But it was Women on G+ instead. I see that the new circle is out, cheers!

  5. I misread that at first too – that would have made it a difficult choice… 😉

  6. Jim Carver says:

    Nice business. The best business, if you never wish to get paid! haha

  7. we are paid in science goodness 🙂  Unfortunately, Starbucks doesn’t recognize that as a legal currency.

  8. Rajini Rao Nope it’s still release 2 – I haven’t had a chance to work on Release 3 yet, hopefully soon though!

    Who knows, maybe next year the STEM Women on G+ page might be nominated 🙂 We’re definitely not on the same level of popularity as ScienceSunday which is understandable. But the way I see it, ScienceSunday promotes sciency content, STEM Women on G+ promotes people. So it might be an apples and oranges situation too.

  9. Rajini Rao says:

    You are here with us, Feisal Kamil ! Good Saturday to you. What’s for breakfast? (gtg make dinner soon).

  10. Jim Carver says:

    Feisal Kamil Man are you cheap. I was thinking Quiche Florentine dusted with Feta and some fresh strawberries, blueberries and mangoes.

    Bagels and cream cheese will also be served with a wide variety of meats, relishes and marmalades.

    Come on guys…this is an event 🙂

  11. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, I don’t think Feisal Kamil is celebrating anything other than the start of a weekend 🙂

    P.S. We don’t get good marmalade here, IMO. Too sweet…

  12. Mary W. says:

    Congrats to Rajini Rao & Chad Haney for being nominated!!! :-).

  13. Rajini Rao says:

    We make science our business, Mary Owens ! Thanks 🙂

  14. michael interbartolo had the best comment so far, he said we were “in the business of awesome, and business is good!”  Love that guy 😉

  15. Mary W. says:

    Yes you do Rajini Rao :-).

  16. Deeksha Tare says:

    Congrats to ScienceSunday !

    Keep it up!!! 

  17. Deeksha Tare says:

    I voted! I voted! 🙂

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