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In which Google+ is a good place to talk about math

Google+ may not have killed Facebook, but it is developing into a nice place for tearoom style chats about math; less formal than MathOverflow, more characters than FB.  This thread Allen Knutson started about circle packing is a case in point.  If I’m reading the thread and I say to myself “Matt Kahle should be weighing in on this,” I can just type in his name with a + prepended to it — and he’s summoned!  That’s a functionality that really doesn’t exist elsewhere.

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