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Oleg Moskalensky10,203Have you used the 'new' Google+?  Do you dislike it or do you dislike it? No, it's not a misspelling or Freudian slip... at least you know how I feel. But, to be fair, let's walk through both, side by side and see.  Then you can determine whether you think the new Google+ is worth anything or, like me, you'll decide that Google should take this new version and rest it in peace, right next to their Wave and Reader... I think that'll be an excellent spot for it... but first - let's walk through both and see. P.S. This event was created using the #classic  version of Google+Ultimate Showdown - Google+ (old) vs Google+ (new)2015-12-02 21:30:009  
Elaine Nieberding2,107*Let's Give Thanks.*   With our Social Media Flock of Friends, _who feel like Family._   *Thanks for 2015  treasures of relationships, awarenesses, surprises.* *Thanks and Goodbyes* to things we're releasing with conscious decluttering, or moved to let go, given Life's Dramas. *NOON  EST* Join the lively #holyshiftshow   Hangout on Air/YouTube  conversation (here) or YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_IsMJO4SNg *1 pm EST* Join the Blab #DeclutterDay  series  blab.im/laughingelaine *Special Guests* you're likely to see and enjoy are *Dave Moore*  *Christine L Bowen*  *Eli Fennell*  *Cheri Valentine* *Molly Youngblood Geiger*   *Jeremy Murphy*   *Lisa Dadd*  *Kristin Drysdale*  (and.... more big-hearted folks whose schedules might work!) *Hostess Elaine Nieberding* delivers TLC (timely laughter care) and guides folks to find "unifying solutions through play."   Google.com/+ElaineNieberding. blab.im/laughingelaine Twitter:  @laughingelaine YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/T03l0X   Find #holyshiftshow  replays and TLC/Laughter Yoga/World Laughter Day Hangouts on Air.    Website: www.yeslaugh.com Participating onscreen in the  Hangout or Blab?  Have earbuds and frontal lighting, sufficient bandwidth/good audio-video connection.  Sharing is Caring - please share forward this G+ event.  At Blab, Subscribe for this event at blab.im/laughingelaine.   Then "Tell a little bird" pre-show, during the show, or even when you watch the replay there. *Respond YES or MAYBE to these G+ Event notices _and you will remain on a notifications list for our Hangouts and Blabs.  Request removal if you prefer, of course.#holyshiFtshow 37 Giving THANKS: Merci Monday2015-11-23 18:00:0014  
Ray Hiltz28,466Do you consider yourself an empathetic person? Would you say your company is empathetic? That will be a very strange question for many business owners. Like "social", the word "empathy" doesn't seem to fit in the context of business. Join us Tuesday at 12:15 PM ET when we live stream on: *YouTube* - https://youtu.be/KxTrLkD3Y-Q *RayHiltz.com* - http://rayhiltz.com/ray2go/ *BLAB* -  https://goo.gl/T1jyTQ (Our post-show Blab starts at 1:00 PM ET)    As marketers, we spend a lot of time researching and analyzing data so we have the latest stats and tools with which to do our job. As businesses, we worked hard to get our service or products launched to what we hope will be a public anxious to have what we consider indispensable. We checked all the boxes, completed our SWOT analysis and yet our sales are disappointing. How could people not "get it"? *Who are these people?* Unless you know who they are, what their needs are, what goes on in their daily life and what needs they have, you're rolling the dice instead of in the cash. This week the Ray2Go Show crew discuss the role of *EMPATHY* in your marketing. *Our #Ray2Go Show Expert Panel*: @109237790792840071389 - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com Twitter:@ScottScowcroft Scott's our Rumplestiltskin who spins gold from raw video in his “SCOTT Treatment.” tower. @103099684867114686987 - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden Randy's spent many years in the mad world of marketing. He’s our Southern ambassador who keeps us on the straight, but never narrow path. @110746124112827812577 - A Business Strategist, Consultant and Speaker: http://JessicaDewell.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell Jessica's creative insights add sparkle to the show and inspires us to think outside the circle. @100499707306826250884 - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext B.L. has been marketing since 1996. She writes for AdAge Digital Next and for her own site: Whatsnextblog.com. She’s also the best swing dancer on the panel. @107624559327351970888 - Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz I host this weekly show. It's how I learn stuff.  :-) View past shows on my *YouTube Playlist:* - https://goo.gl/jEQGq9 *Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: Rays Weekly Marketing Roundup* (http://goo.gl/EbWkOa) _To be notified of future Ray2Go shows, leave a comment with the hashtag #ray2go  and I'll include you in our Ray2Go circle of friends._What Role Does Empathy Play in Marketing?2015-11-17 18:15:0015  
Elaine Nieberding2,1072 pm EDT Hangou*t on Crowdcast   ccst.io/e/elainenieberding8   1 pm & 3 pm pre & post Blabs:  blab.im/laughingelaine (register/Twitter) 2 pm mobile YouTube viewing  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwBDEO-JSzg *Hangout hosts jumping to Blab for shows? It can be an AND thing!* Viva G+, and lets draw engagement over here _from Blab and Twitter_! We'll have lively conversation with an amazing panel, including @107022061436866576067 ,@110619855408549015935 ,@111644141037467328521 ,@102923393845825158418 , maybe more!@101591748158963200668 's in the house too! We're "finding unifying solutions through Play!" *TIME & REGISTRATION RECAP* *1pm Blab*  blab.im/laughingelaine (subscribe for the scheduled show), sign-in via Twitter. *2pm* regular #holyshifthow  Hangout.     While you _can_ watch from G+ here, please register/engage via Crowdcast.  ccst.io/elainenieberding8  Post questions, answer polls.   YouTube Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwBDEO-JSzg *3pm Blab* afterparty.  blab.im/laughingelaine    *Host Elaine Nieberding* - is your witty wordplayer, holistic nurse, hangout host, Contagious Carrier of TLC "Today's Laughter Care", teacher of Laughter Practices (for the health of it!).   _Get your Holy ShiFt together wih us._ google.com/+ElaineNieberding YouTube Channel:  https://goo.gl/T03l0X Twitter @laughingelaine yeslaugh.yeslaugh@gmail.com *Crowdcast* is a "wrapper" platform for this Hangout.  Sign-in/register via G+, Facebook, Twitter or an e-mail address.  You can engage/comment, participate in polls, ask questions PRE event, during LIVE event, and POST event/watch replay.  The comment stream remains - AND - you may fully participate via MOBILE, Android or IOS really well.  Basic info:  ccst.io, Developer is Cy Hossain.#holyshiftshow 32: Blab, Hangouts, Crowdcast - Livecasting, It's an AND Thing!2015-09-01 19:00:0029  
Elaine Nieberding2,107*Easy Engagement (even Mobile) via Crowdcast* Register at ccst.io/e/elainenieberding9 YouTube: https://goo.gl/qB0GMr *End August with awesome AAAA talk with E & E* *Eli Fennell*  google.com/+EliFennell  joins *Elaine Nieberding* google.com/+ElaineNieberding, your *F* unloving #holyshiftshow  host  for unscripted talk on  Anything linked to A:  Google's "Alphabet" morph?  August Angst?  Awesome Awarenesses of Awakening? It'll be E (especially) A (awesome) having you join us via Crowdcast. *What the A???* would you like us talking about? Tell us - *ASK* a Question at Crowdcast! Get the comments rolling there.  *FLOCK On* with us. Awesome *Ron Snayberger* joins the team as Comment Wrangler and will keep us from falling off cliffs.  His profile:  https://goo.gl/T10OMh Some of you know *Eli Fennell* for his ongoing contributions to @115537187331416492180 .   Far more of you may have discovered his prolific *wit and wisdom* on Google+. I dub Eli "King of Collections" Check this out -- https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell/collections  then RSVP here on G+ AND at Crowdcast:  ccst.io/e/elainenieberding9 *Elaine Nieberding* is the _Contagious Carrier of TLC_ - _Today's Laughter Care_, _Timely Lively Connections_ here to help you  _Touch Life's Vital Core._  She's a holistic nurse, teacher of laughter practices www.yesLAUGH.com -- and  loves bringing a global Flock together to get through these Holy Shift Times.   Find #holyshiftshow  replays and goodies at her YouTube Channel:  https://goo.gl/T03l0X too. *New on Twitter!*  @laughingelaine (Maybe we'll even host a Blab!)holyshiftshow 31: What the A??? AAAA2015-08-25 20:00:0023  
Elaine Nieberding2,107*Register at*  ccst.io/e/elainenieberding7 for convenient live or replay, mobile or desktop/laptop engagement. (RSVP YES or MAYBE here on G+ to easily add to your Google Calendar.) Mobile YouTube access is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZQ-VuQo8eQ (but commenting there is now "isolated" - not integrated with this G+ event page). *Google/G+ shifts have you dazed, curious, hot or ho-humming* these _Dog Days of Summer 2015_?  Come on and splash in our Crowdcast Hangout on Air "pool" and regain your cool on the Google ShiFts.   *Catch the pre-event trailer??*  Showcased to get you reflecting, _with levity_, courtesy of panelist @110619855408549015935  www.google.com/+EliFennell , *Hitler Finds Out Google+ is Now a Standalone Google Product* https://goo.gl/cr7MC6 Join #holyshiftshow  hostess *Elaine Nieberding* google.com/+ElaineNieberding , and her "PlayWay Panel": *Molly Youngblood Geiger*  google.com/+MollyYoungbloodGeiger *Meloney Hall*  google.com/+MeloneyHall  and *Scott Scowcroft*  google.com/+ScottScrowcroft *Ben Fisher* google.com/+BenFisher We'll be guessing on, messing on, and/or blessing on the reconfiguration of Google+.  Be prepared for a dose of laughter medicine along the way. *PLEASE REGISTER and WATCH on CROWDCAST.* ccst.io/e/elainenieberding7 *It's so convenient to engage in an HOA (especially via moble device!!) on Crowdcast. Try it out!  Registration is conveniently linked to your G+, Facebook, or Twitter ID.  _This way - we can share our engagement reach of our Hangouts beyond G Plus in one easy way._#holyshiftshow 30: The Dog Days of Summer - Weathering Google Shifts2015-08-04 20:00:0028  
Beyond Social Media Show332Co-hosts @100499707306826250884 and @114058520539380519370 discussed the social media  witch hunt for Dr Walter Palmer, murderer of #CecilTheLion; Elon Musk & Stephen Hawking's warning against a killer robot arms race; the loud - and Wrong - Google+ is Dead parrot chorus; Amazon's Launchpad launch; Google & Facebook's race to provide universal Internet access - and lots more. The video of our award-winning fast-paced 1/2 live broadcast for advertising, marketing, PR and digital communications professionals is time-stamped. Click on a time to jump directly to that segment of the video. We’ll bring you the digital communications news of the week, plus apps you'll want and stats you can use. SUBSCRIBE to BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJoqW331EqXZQzTzc8dH8Q?sub_confirmation=1  The Beyond Social Media Show format: *  Worst marketing stories of the week *  Best marketing stories of the week *  Shiny new tools *  The Daily Numbers Thanks to +Marketwired  for including us in their list of 10 Productivity-Inspiring Podcasts for PR and Marketing Pros. Here's what they say: "Hosted by accomplished business strategists +B.L. Ochman and +David Erickson, the weekly show is a fun, funny, and fast-paced look at how marketing and social media are affecting business, brands, and people. It covers must-know news and current events, highlights the best and worst marketing stories of the week, and looks at shiny new tools. Though delivered in an irreverent style, the hosts dive deep into big-brand hits and misses and provide great insight into why some campaigns work, and others don’t. Enjoy." GET THE SHOW NOTES & LINKS http://BeyondSocialMediaShow.com/ Follow us on Twitter:@BSMediaShow  http://twitter.com/bsmediashow  We're on iTunes & Stitcher now! Please Review and Subscribe to Beyond Social Media Show Podcast on iTunes http://beyondsocialmediashow.com/itunes or Stitcher http://beyondsocialmediashow.com/stitcher   The playlists for all of our shows, with links to the sources of all the stories we shared, are on our blog at http://beyondsocialmediashow.com BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW CO-HOSTS: @100499707306826250884  * Google+                   https://plus.google.com/+BLOchman/ * What's Next Blog:    http://WhatsNextBlog.com/  * YouTube:                 http://youtube.com/whatsnextblog * Maximum-Plus.com http://maximum-plus.com - Google+ event production and coaching * Twitter:                     http://twitter.com/whatsnext  * Pawfun:                    http://pawfun.com  @114058520539380519370    Twitter:                   http://twitter.com/derickson                                    http://twitter.com/thedailynumbers  e-Strategy Blog:     http://e-StrategyBlog.com/  e-Strategy Trends: http://Trends.e-StrategyBlog.com/  YouTube:               http://youtube.com/estrategyDigital Witch Hunt for #CecilTheLion's Killer - Beyond Social Media Show # 1062015-08-01 18:30:0019  
Debi Davis3,812_The purpose of a case study is to explore and experiment on a focused area of interest in order to develop theories, gain insights, and formulate conclusions that can be useful in advancing a body of knowledge._ On November 8, 2014, the #EagleCO  Team* was formed for the purpose of learning *how to introduce local businesses in a single town to Google Plus through the familiar territory of Google Maps.*  That, at least was the starting point.  This team of Google professionals – that’s what we’ve come to call ourselves as a result of this experience – has documented what we did and what we learned. The case study was published on April 15, 2015. (see link below) @101696764219780312734, known for her ability to get to the heart of the matter, will moderate a candid conversation with members of the team in a discussion about how the case study was conceived, the challenges encountered, the processes tested, the discoveries made, and plans for applying all of this going forward. None of this could have been accomplished without the support and encouragement of our various Google Plus networks and relationships.  If you’re receiving an invitation to this event, it is because you have shown interest in this project at some point: you have viewed or commented on an episode of the #PYBShow  featuring the project, you have commented on or shared a G+ post about it, or you have followed the @116892521277251383087 page that was created for the project. We invite you to be part of this event by commenting, asking questions, or just cheering us on. *This is, above all else, a celebration* of a goal that has been achieved through collaboration and dedication that was all made possible by the fabulousness of Google Plus. (Yes, “fabulousness” is a real word!)  *Team members:@102000982871890720967 @106708791607347215739 @115217137999606626868 @114099764891795191083 @111074048130521266574 @117875987563872032638 @114288177005200377179 @115238438924596047165 @115711602904460768024 @107095918319983994988 @106377741775412763530 @103252396937594847933 @113042596998797418291 @109243977328310908212 @103558652341658229842  Case study: http://bit.ly/1EpaWN4Local Businesses on Google Maps - A Case Study2015-04-21 23:00:00142  
Social Media Today143,991*Keeping it Real* _Is it just a mantra or can it be used as a strategy?_ *Join the conversation right now!* We're already listening. Just use  #RealSMTPowerTalk  @socialmedia2day to start talking about keeping it real in social... Start talking, we're listening! "Keep it Real" is the latest mantra marketers use on the social web. Just like bold letters in text it works only when it stands out. Or does it? *Can "Keep it Real" be part of an evergreen strategy?* If it's a strategy can it be real, at least in the sense we understand it? *These are questions that cut to the heart of what we do across the web. How we interact and why.* Traveling down this rabbit hole with us is @105370742740673432957, a marketer who takes an uncompromising approach to the social web. We're already _four_ episodes into the #SMTPowerTalk for Social Media Today, so what better time to tackle the -complex- idea of keeping it real? Keeping an eye on the social web will be @102000982871890720967 while @115620878851836664537 tries to keep things on the straight and narrow. Keeping the web together and production flowing, as always will be @100470926227322431614 of @115000108263064481690.*Join us and find out how deep this tunnel runs...* And don't forget to join the live poll: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SocialMediaToday/posts/XKXkcUJypop What do _you_ think being authentic is all about in social media?"Keeping it Real" in a Social Media World2015-04-08 18:00:00141  
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business762*Join us as we talk about Open-Mindedness on the Softer Side of Business HOA Season of #CoreValues    * *Open-Mindedness* Many of us think we are open minded. I am sure most of us could be more open to new ideas and ways of thinking. One of my (@104641199698156385999 ) favorite experiences had to do with this weeks guest @107022061436866576067. He had been spammed by someone new to Google+ and instead of just ignoring the situation he decided to take a few minutes to help this new Plusser learn what is expected here on #ThePlus . I have since seen Mark do this very thing and have learned from his example. This week as we explore the past present and future of Open-Mindedness we will be enlightened by one of the most peaceful men on the Plus. *Friday, March 20th 2015* *11:42 am MST* (1:42 pm EST, 12:42 pm CST, and 10:42 am PST) This Weeks Guests: This Week's #PlusOneSuperHero      @107022061436866576067  This Week's #PlusOneSideKick      @110619855408549015935  This Week's #CoHostOne  is      @101280116286631896187  This Week's #CoHostTwo  is      @104683923092143784953    Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/m2nUDG Watch on Google+: http://goo.gl/VwSZcZ Watch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/m2nUDG Learn More on http://.GPlus.Training's blog: http://goo.gl/aaNbYG Network Round Table is back for the Season of Values!   Core values are as vital as goals to our success. If we are a #solopreneur   #SmallBusinessOwner   #entrepreneur  or part of one of the  #fortune500companies  we need core values to help us chart our course. Season three of NWRT will be all about the values we hold to and how we can uncover them to get a clearer picture of where we are going.   Dennis used the Personal Values cards from @116334022689184391623 to create this list of Core Values. If you want your own card deck go to http://goo.gl/t6Jryo So  #SuperTroopers    keep the comments coming and help us create a show that will educate you about each of the 23 values we have selected to cover this season.    *Open Mindedness*   Is Open-Mindedness one of your core values? If not could you benefit by making it one? If it already is why did you choose this to be one of your core values. Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you'd like to have answered during the show! This season our #TeamTroupers  includes (in no particular order): @105623493659939930340 @108224733619908613560 @102053397865657534296 @111053900142353263139 @117822680890628124653 @115070732356461514104  @101146817884405744944 @104683923092143784953 @103503492337466277603 @105044492261941782965 @116115560733406722913 @111200078574296579178 and @118341467404936676557  Handling tech...@104641199698156385999 and the teams #PlusOneSidekick for the season is @101280116286631896187  *Check out upcoming or past episodes:* Network Roundtable "Friday Show" - http://goo.gl/0WHRy6 #NWRT  #gombocme     #CoreValues  Open-Mindedness in Business with #PlusOneSuperHero Mark Traphagen on NWRT #CoreValues2015-03-20 18:42:0048  
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business762*Who Are You? The Micro HOA that answers that simple question along with the 3 Whys* Who are you? Why? Why? Why? it seems like a simple exercise but the depth of insightfulness is profound. When we ask these questions of our weekly guests we end up with insight into who they are that we normally do not receive in the course of social media engagement. We also find the the guests learn things about themselves. Please for your own safety and the welfare of those you love *DO TRY THIS AT HOME!* *Monday, March 16th 2015* 12:42 pm MST (4:42 pm EST, 3:42 pm CST, and 1:42 am PST) This Weeks Guests:  This Weeks #PlusOneSuperHero    @107022061436866576067  This Weeks #PlusOneSideKick  @110619855408549015935     Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/qUJH3X Watch on Google+: http://goo.gl/kNfkzm Watch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/qUJH3X Learn more about this HOA on http://GPlus.Training's blog: http://goo.gl/pDufJz Network Round Table is back for the Season of Values!   This is our simple trailer HOA. We will be live asking the "Four Questions" Who are you? Why? Why? Why? Join us as we dig deep into who our guests are and why they believe the things they believe.  Core values are as vital as goals to our success. If we are a #solopreneur   #SmallBusinessOwner   #entrepreneur  or part of one of the  #fortune500companies  we need core values to help us chart our course. Season three of NWRT will be all about the values we hold to and how we can uncover them to get a clearer picture of where we are going.   So  #SuperTroopers    keep the comments coming and help us create a show that will educate you about each of the 23 values we have selected to cover this season.    Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you’d like to have answered during the show! This week's co-hosts are @101280116286631896187 and @104683923092143784953.    This season our #TeamTroupers  includes (in no particular order): @105623493659939930340 @108224733619908613560 @102053397865657534296 @111200078574296579178 @118341467404936676557 @111053900142353263139 @117822680890628124653 @115070732356461514104  @104683923092143784953 and @103503492337466277603  Handling tech...@104641199698156385999 and the teams #PlusOneSidekick for the season is @101280116286631896187  Check out upcoming or past episodes: On Google+: http://goo.gl/vTT6Ma On YouTube: http://goo.gl/iuuUi9 On http://GPlus.Training: http://goo.gl/Bq1t1x #NWRT    #gombocme   #MicroHOA   #WhoAreYou  Who Are You? Mark Traphagen and Eli Fennel on NWRT #CoreValues2015-03-16 21:42:0056  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711Please join me this week for a special episode of *Good Day Google+* as we delve into the world of Gaming.  My Guests this week will be: @106794596604372659702 Developer of mobile app Fly Whales Fly,  Co-Founder at HamHock Games working on kickstarting the PC game CatFish. As Christopher creates more traditional games, he is also trying to find novel ways to make interaction meaningful, which has lead him to exploring concepts with Artificial Intelligence and simulation. @104221836702601368003  owner and sole-proprietor of ThatWhichIs Media, an independent game development studio founded in 2012. His games have been featured at Orlando IndieNomicon and IGDA events, where he has spoken on theory and narrative in design as well as life as an independent developer. He has worked in various technical fields, including acting as Technical Coordinator at the Enzian Theater and Florida Film Festival, and co-founded the Indie Galactic Space Jam.  @101244060049953411510 Bachelor of Arts, Majored in Digital Media: Web Design Art Lead of indie studio Cherry Pie Games, Aspiring indie developer and bodybuilder. @110619855408549015935 talks about Social Media Marketing, Technology, and assorted nerdishness and geekery,  he loves to create conversations across social networks, and to help others find their own voice through social media and social media marketing. @111048918866742956374 Comedian. Host. Filmmaker. Actor. Writer. Social Median. Willy Wonka's Assistant. Singing the song of Plustatic People! Friday, January 30th @ 10 am PST | 11 am MST | 12 pm CST | 1 pm EST  | 6 pm UK    Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live.  But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR #GoodDayGooglePlus     #rockthegplushouse         #askchefdennis   #varietyshow   Good Day Google+ - Video Game Development and Design2015-01-30 19:00:00106  
Yifat Cohen85,418*What if....* Google+ is not a social network at all - never intended to be a Facebook killer, nor a Twitter wanna-be and definitely not in a rush to keep up with everything else out there...? *What if....* Google+ is Google's way of analyzing our personal relationships across all their products (because relationships can't be faked) and use that knowledge to fuel services like Google Now, Nest, Home automation and Driveless cars...? *"So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?"* @102034052532213921839 is an ex-Google employee who helped design the UX of Google+ before he left Google a year ago, and whose name came up again on the Plus stream when he shared his *Thoughts on Google+* asking [quote] "So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?" and got the community talking. *SO LET'S -TALK- HANGOUT ABOUT IT.* Chris is very disappointed with Google+ because he expects better from Google. But maybe he's expecting the wrong things? @113117251731252114390 rebutted Chris' post and defended Google+ in a Google+ post that was shared 524 time and sparked conversations across the Plus (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal1)  Chris responded - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/ChrisMessinaRebutal And Mike claimed that Chris lost the argument because he didn't answer the main questions: "What site has 1) a better community; 2) better troll control; 3) better photo tools; 4) better integration with a leading wearables platform; 5) better conversations; 6) better monetization; 7) better search?" (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal2) Basically, comparing Google+ to Facebook again. (_sigh_) *IS CHRIS USING GOOGLE+ WRONG?* Chris, who was an integral part in the development of Google+ for 3.5 years was told by @107742059751171695340 that he was using Google+ wrong. He should have been talking and listening to Top Contributors (which Jaana is one) who have their ears to the ground: _"Which is the direction it's taking? That depends. Also on us, the users.  Google listens."_ (You should definitely read the comments on Jaana's post, where she and Chris get into an agreement - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/JaanaNyströmGooglePlus) *IS IT ABOUT THE SHARED INTEREST GRAPH?* Perhaps the best insight is that of @105103058358743760661 who read between Chris' lines and brought up the point of Big Data and information networks: [Google+] "should have been 1000% focused on helping people build a rich information network around the things we care most about - our interest graph - and then to use that interest graph to connect us with *new* people who share those interests with us - our "shared interest graph." And if it's about the interest graph, then who's better than @115620878851836664537 to remind us that that takes time: _ It requires building a bunch of things, integrating them and then waiting to see how people will use them and what the data will show you. This means that we have to wait to see some results (many of which will impact search) andGoogle Rebuttal - Chris Messina's Perspective.2014-12-11 19:00:00171  
GPLUSSPOTLIGHT970*G+ Spotlight (11/5/2014)* This episode, we welcome @107022061436866576067 and @113690073826160821557 from @115515796589038584989 to talk with us about: - Their STC Cats weekly round-up post - The in-depth experiments that Stone Temple Consulting has become known for - How Mark and Eric keep up with all the activity and notifications! - Mark's new Thought Leadership & Personal Branding community (along with what it takes to run a successful community, because between the two of them, they run several!) This should be a very interesting discussion; *bring your questions, invite some people who would be interested, and we'll see you on Wednesday, November 5th, at 1pm ET!* #gplusspotlight   #googleplus   #hangoutsonair  Google+ Business Spotlight - Stone Temple Consulting2014-11-05 19:00:0073  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,521The End of the Authorship (Tagging) with Eric Enge Tuesday (9th September 2014) at 12pm PDT // 3pm EDT // 8pm GMTThe End of the Authorship (Tagging) with guest Eric Enge2014-09-09 21:00:0075  
Nautical Ventures610*Labor Day Weekend Demo Day at Nautical Ventures* Join Nautical Ventures this Labor Day Weekend and demo the best Kayaks, SUP's, and Boats on the market before you buy! Enjoy free lessons and demonstrations from our experts, plus free BBQ and sodas while supplies last! Enjoy some fun on the water this Labor Day Weekend at Nautical Ventures Demo Day! We hope to see you there! #NauticalVentures   #LaborDayWeekend   #DemoDayLabor Day Weekend Demo Day2014-08-30 11:00:005  
Nautical Ventures610Looking for some wet weekend fun for the whole family?  Come on down to Nautical Ventures Marine Super Store and demo some of the best kayaks and paddleboards on the market.  Try them out and get free lessons from our instructors followed by free hot dogs and soda! Joe Hector of Extreme Kayak Fishing will be here to speak about upcoming kayak fishing tournaments and share tips and tricks about the exciting sport of kayak fhsing. Get on the Water this weekend with Nautical Ventures! #NauticalVentures   #DemoDay   #GetOnTheWater  Nautical Ventures July Demo Day2014-07-26 11:00:002  
Carol Dodsley13,589If we run out of comment space - come join us on the website:  http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/ Google Plus is three years old this month and what a celebration!  Come and join us as people who have been using Google plus since the day it launched, join us to share why they love the Plus. You can also invite your friends who are not yet on Google+ and they can join us on the website page and join the conversation too: http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/ We will be joined by many of those who have become Google Plus Top Contributors and are helping over 100,000 people in the Google+ Help community Businesses who are seeing amazing results using google Plus and everything it offers. People who love Hangouts and are using them all the time - who will share why they love them so much. This is a celebration event and everyone is welcome.  If you would like to join us LIVE inside the hangout let us know in the comments ....... A list of guests will be added as people confirm they can join us and you too are welcome to hop into the Hangout and share why you love Google Plus too. This is a party - no business pitching or self promotion - simply Google Plussers coming together to raise a glass to the awesomeness of being part of Google Plus. *Did you know that Google+ originally started as the Google Product?* http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/introducing-google-project-real-life.html @107117483540235115863 Posted this on the day it was launched:  https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/UJ4nJtiBQzg More to come:  Google Plus 3rd Birthday Party2014-06-28 17:30:00111  
Mom Complicated357*#Blogging411 - Blogging Myths!* @107418054739711167675 is tired of seeing bloggers led down the wrong path! His opinion is based on years of experience and a couple of _very successful_ blogs. Randy is going to fill us in on  things you don't HAVE to do that everyone says you must do. More importantly, he is going to tell us about things that you _should_ be doing that nobody else is doing. Join @116648555722751383250  @116049412326685043114 and @107418054739711167675 tonight to see if you are on the right path.  As always if you prefer to follow the Twitter stream join us at http://MomComplicated.com/Blogging411#Blogging411 - Blogging Myths!2014-06-05 02:00:0020  
Wade Harman21,697You Can't Kill Relationships TechCrunch Sponsored by @108883357423682942734, get your learn on with the Nod3x Google Plus account that is totally free here http://goo.gl/hVniiZ Join me, @104943384477166093964  @110619855408549015935  @107499215004519214139 @110581056743381299062  and @106114358967082262584 as we talk about the recent articles that have came from TechCrunch and other sites about how Google Plus may be dying.  What do you think of that?  Bad journalism?  Or just plain stupidity?  You can't shut up me or my friends and that's the #Truth   #marketingtips   #relationshipmarketing  You Can't Kill Relationships TechCrunch2014-05-01 23:00:0050  
Eric Enge24,760I am pleased to announce a special #DMEShow  event where I will joined by Google's @107562852116793589182 to discuss +Post ads.  The program was only recently made available to all Brand pages with 1000 followers or more.  Learn more about how the program works and how Google views the program overall. Here is the YouYube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZrnrIXp7DI  The show will be at 4 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday May 1st. Say YES to get access to the video for live viewing or later viewing.  Please spread the word and INVITE others or SHARE the event.  Your help is appreciated! The YouTube link will also be posted here for mobile viewers.*The Inside Story on +Post ads*2014-05-01 22:00:00224  
Those 4 Girls981Welcome to @101560483852587124925 weekly show!! This week: *_Gender Roles - The Diversity Zone!!_*   See the original HOA, in case you missed it: http://bit.ly/1fZK61u This week's show is a continuation of the topic *"Gender Diversity"* live streamed on March 13, 2014. We invited our original panel back along with a few new faces from our audience and community. This is a conversation you don't want to miss! *RSVP YES or MAYBE* here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience! *_Meet Our Guests This Week!!!_* @106279635800132388713 - She is a Behavioral Scientist and Clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She is the author of a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog, "YOU'RE JUST A DUMBASS", to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On http://yourejustadumbass.com, she shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives. She is also the creator of http://playidealdate.com. She is developing this concept to offer people a unique approach to dating. What makes Play Ideal Date different is a mixed method matching system based on personalized attention and online dating! It is designed to be a modernized version of the "Dating Game" and appeared as an Official Google Hangout on Air during Social Media Week 2013 and was featured in Google Local NY's September 2013 Newsletter. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and a BA from Hunter College. She has been featured on FOX, NBC, HuffPostLive, ABC, PR Newswire and Vista magazine.  @106100021899687161101 - I am on Google Plus to engage and connect with the people behind the keyboards around the world. I get to share my experiences from my point of view so that those who it resonates with will hopefully share some of theirs. The multitude of uses for Google Plus are in large part what I find so fascinating and witnessing each persons creation, minute to minute is akin to seeing a micro-verse develop right before my eyes. I've had a successful blog, a blog-talk radio show, both very past tense...now, I simply enjoy the camaraderie and I get to promote people and businesses I believe in. @110619855408549015935  - I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else. I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials we faced. I'm an absolute technology geek. If software runs on it, I want to know about it. I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me. I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, and Homeland.Gender Roles cont. | The Diversity Zone2014-04-17 19:00:00114  
Wade Harman21,697Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares? I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZ The second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP This week @111552522175915203592 is joined by @118332593230195158666 and @118298229252974224674 to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.   Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising!  Don't forget to circle the new G+ page @108827198716965466311 and would love to have you come join us over in the *Relationship Marketing* Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0061  
Guy Kawasaki7,051,803@112374836634096795698 will be making a public announcement via Google+ Hangout. More details when this is live! Making an announcement! Live on a Google+ hangout at 4 pm PT2014-04-17 01:00:00128  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,521This week on the #ISOOSICHAT  we are excited to have special guest @112116680648779331229 from Search Engine Roundtable (SER). Barry will be joining our regular #ISOOSIChat panelists including @113426828273677356184 @106515636986325493284 and @112430199625001815612. Barry has provided a very unique and valuable commentary on search engines and the search marketing industry for many years. Barry and the SER team report on the most interesting threads taking place at various popular Search Engine Marketing forums each day. Search Engine Roundtable not only reports on these topical issues, but also provides a synopsis that provides greater detail on these forum threads. One of SER's primary goals is provide a single source for the reader to visit to locate the most interesting threads covered at the SEM forums. Those in our audience that visit or contribute to forums know that sometimes things can get stated that are not based on facts. Sometimes these observations may lead to statements that sound like fact, but they are unfounded. We are after all talking about search engines here and considerations that are impacted by their algorithms - which unfortunately we in the SEM arena don't have access to :) Observations such as these can quickly turn from threads with some small incorrect assumptions into more widespread rumors and sometimes into larger myths that stick around for a longer period of time. Barry and his team do a great job of monitoring “hot topics” on the forums, presenting all sides of those important issues while contributing to the discussion with their own valued opinions. Bill Slawski, (Director of Search Marketing at Go Fish Digital) is well known for his vast knowledge of Google and other search engines and the patents that have been filed relating to their ranking algorithms. Although it is difficult to have certainty about the value and mix of individual search engine ranking signals, Bill has the notable ability to always bring always bring it back to facts…. referencing related patents, interviews or official statements on the subject. On this hangout we aim to separate fact from fiction. Rumors and myths versus papers and truths and all points between.Search Marketing Rumors, Myths and Truths2014-03-18 20:00:0059  
Eric Enge24,760*How to Build Engagement in Google Plus* Here is the YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KyHa592zVc This time on the #DMAShow   @107022061436866576067 and I are taking on an oldie but goodie.  How can you get more engagement with your activity on Google Plus?  This is the core issue - not the number of followers you have.  Build the engagement and the followers will, well, follow. The live YouTube link will be shared here just before show time.  Just say YES to make sure that you get the video link in your notifications/stream. Also, INVITE OTHERS!  Or SHARE the event with others.  This a public event, and the more the merrier.Building Engagement in Google Plus2014-03-18 16:00:00193  
Mia Voss37,252YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJbQNhyEi98 Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week our theme is interesting people I think you need to know!  Our guests will be @117703438025249181486 @105483528491250811746 & @110636444609397127159  Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment    And we always get a little   #BatCrapCrazy        Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:   @117703438025249181486  Founder of @110928651805123399610 & Founder of #InteriorDesignCommunity on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru @105483528491250811746 - Author & Blogger, here to save the Internet, connect the dots and humanize the web. His buzz phrase that sums it up: Search Engine Humanization @110636444609397127159 - a professional artist who has become a 72-year-old-blogger with way too many lipsticks. *Friday, March 14 at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1lQ1h9q Special thanks to our show sponsor @116266498226740184904  for great insights & analytics for Google+!  Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code   #BCCApproved   for a 20% lifetime discount! How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet   #BatCrapCrazy and #GetYourLearnOn                Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Interesting Characters!2014-03-14 17:00:00153  
Those 4 Girls981*Welcome to @101560483852587124925 weekly show!!* This week we are talking about *_Gender Roles - When Were They Defined  & How They Affect Today_* *When were gender roles defined?* *What was in place before gender roles were defined?* *Who defined them?* *How do gender roles affect us today in our current society?* *Meet Our Guests This Week!!!* @118298229252974224674  - My life, my experiences, and my education have two unique facets to them, and on this page, I hope to showcase how the two have blended to develop me into the person I am today. As a former active duty soldier now serving in the United States Army Reserves, I garner wisdom from both the Military training and from my civilian business adventures. As an Army Reservist Psychological Operations Specialist, I work to influence the behavior of enemy personnel and foreign audiences. In this line of work, we distribute targeted information or conduct specific activities with the purpose of changing emotions, ways of thinking, and ultimately behavior. We study target audiences. We work to understand cultures, symbols and practices. We then use what we learn from these studies to identify the most effective courses of action to change their behavior. As a graphic design artist, I find that these skills from Psychological Operations become invaluable in guiding every aspect of a successful design. The typography, imagery, placement, color and every other aspect of a print or web design can work together to influence the behavior of a potential or returning customer. Each aspect of a design can communicate alongside the actual message contained in the words. A design can convey emotions, nostalgia, patriotism, and much more to support or reinforce the message being delivered.  As an online marketer, these skills become equally valuable. In the modern landscape of social media, many lessons can be taken from Psychological Operations. By carefully crafting targeted messages and responses, you can subtly create and steer conversations and gain rapport with people around the world. This strategy of visual and social communication is one of my greatest passions. @110619855408549015935 - I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else.  I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials we faced. I'm an absolute technology geek.  If software runs on it, I want to know about it.  I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me.  I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, and Homeland.  The geekery runs deep within me, but so does the artist and the dreamer. I'm also an Elder Scrolls addict, 1/16th Ewok, half Vulcan, and three-quarters Irish potato stew. I love technology and how it chGender Roles - When Were They Defined & How They Affect Us Today2014-03-13 18:00:0089  
Meloney Hall4,024Teacher Says, “ Okay, class --  you better take notes for this lesson.” Fifteen students take notes vigorously as they try to keep up with writing cursive on their lined notebook paper. Eight Students do not take any notes at all.  They might ask for someone’s notes later. One Student draws doodles as a form of note-taking.  She gets laughed at and told to “grow-up” and take notes the right way.  I’m kind of embarrassed I listened to those peers; I need to gain those skills again!  So much easier to retain the information when you can draw pictures with your written notes (printed, not cursive).  How about the Digital Way of taking notes today?  That’s what +113865527017476906160  will be showing us during the HOA broadcast with me.  I will be interviewing Sacha Chua on Wednesday, March 12th at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT about how she uses SketchNotes for taking notes in a digital format.  Free-flow handwriting and techy all at the same time!  She’s a woman in science and technology, so she really loves gadgets!    She uses SketchNotes, and it’s really very fascinating!  Watching her do them LIVE is really the best!  I know Sacha as a fellow HelpOuts Provider, and I have seen her do this for many HOA’s.  This is why I wanted to interview her --  you’ll say WOW like I did when I first learned about her and what she does.    This is a link to give you the basic idea of what the system is and why it is so handy for students, business people, and anyone else who needs to retain information.  And if you’re into saving paper, then this is a true match for you!  I like to think of SketchNotes as a digital white board.  http://www.core77.com/blog/sketchnotes/sketchnotes_101_the_basics_of_visual_note-taking_19678.asp Select YES or MAYBE to get a reminder on your calendar.  It will also help mark the spot if you can’t watch live, but will want to watch the replay.  You’re in for a techy-treat!  Hope you’ll be watching! Visual Note-Taking with Sacha Chua2014-03-12 23:00:0033  
Mia Voss37,252YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIbFJW9EyE Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Blogging & Content with @107665939201638457855 @101350861337322805122 & @103819931054006116294  Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:   @107665939201638457855 -  DustnTV, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, Blogger, Strategist, Branding enthusiast, social media junkie.  @101350861337322805122 - Content Warfare-Director of Marketing | Author | Speaker | Content Warrior @103819931054006116294 - @104058624990486331318 & Web.Search.Social -  Marketing professional focused on branding, web, search & social marketing. Web developer, writer & web design teacher. *Saturday, March 8* at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1fCNmAV Special thanks to our show sponsor @116266498226740184904 for great insights & analytics for Google+!  *Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code #BCCApproved  for a 20% lifetime discount!* How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy             Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow   The Mia Connect Power Chat - Weekend Edition! Blogging & Content2014-03-08 18:00:00184  
Nautical Ventures610Join @101251568652243705725 and @108928920195172851380 this morning, 11AM - 1PM, for our Grand Opening Celebration at our new location at 50 S Bryan Rd in Dania Beach! There are fun prizes and activities, including a Stand Up Paddle Board race with our Special Host Eric Brandon of KISS Country! We're showing off our entire inventory, including Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Sailboats, Fishing Boats, Power Boats, Yachts, Inflatable Tenders, and Floating Docks from great brands like Hobie, Riviera, Ocean Kayak, Century, Key Largo, Tahoe, Donzi, Belzona, Baja, Fountain, Novurania, and Versadock! Come meet the folks in our Service Department who put the same care into every vessel they service as they would their own. Looking for Brokers? Our partners at @104626039899122560070 will help you sell your boat, or find the right boat for sale to fit your needs. Check out our Renegade IQ Personal Hovercraft from Universal Hovercraft, Ready-To-Fly on or off the water!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gnsFNXbAhI Can't make it? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the day for updates! Join in by using the hashtags #GetOnTheWater, #DoYouHovercraft, and #NauticalVentures! Whatever you need to get on the water, and stay on it, you'll find it here at Nautical Ventures, the Go-To People for Fun on the Water!Nautical Ventures Grand Opening2014-03-08 11:00:002  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711*Mobile Users*  http://youtu.be/czaGQdGGzn0 Join me for this weeks episode of Good Day Google+ with my very special guests  @104166478348528899432 Longevity Rescuer - Developer of integrative health, beauty and wellness products, Life coaching, anti-aging and youthing mentor, retreat leader, author, speaker  @111841212850657022428 Lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina - Family Law, DUI & Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney. Co-Host of #LegallySpeaking , a weekly Google Plus Hangout on Air. @105872411047698801576 Storyteller, dog borrower and CEO of KOTAW Content Marketing, dedicated to telling -- & selling -- your story. Became a vegetarian so I can eat cake.   @111888525357911619716 Online Traffic Solutions...Corporate Escape Artist, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Systems Analyst, Listener Extraordinaire, Farm to Table Foodie,Travel and Adventure Junkie +Good Day Google Plus  is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information.   You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people. Bring your lunch or bring a friend just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, March 7th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #rockthegplushouse   #askchefdennis  Good Day Google+ - What's Your Business?2014-03-07 19:00:00118  
The Hangout Helper285Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with @112374836634096795698 & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click *Read more...* One of our very first #MobileHOA  interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiHqA4p06E Join in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 in the filmstrip to start things off. @110581056743381299062 will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & @108210288375340023376 so we can join in as soon as we are able. *Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.* Guy Kawasaki is the author of _APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment_, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. *Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event!* To keep up on all the other live action, *Check out the Event list below* for each day of the Interactive portion of #SXSW2014  where #SXSWmobileHOA  will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of *The Hangout Mastery* community... _signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery ._ Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F Day 2 (Saturday, March 8, 2014) http://goo.gl/KVEpd7 Day 3 (Sunday, March 9, 2014) http://goo.gl/Q9c99F Day 4 (Monday, March 10, 2014) http://goo.gl/cmb6kg Day 5 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014) http://goo.gl/syEZ1g#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00114  
Lany Sullivan25,811*Welcome to Those 4 Girls weekly show!!* *This week we are talking about owning your own content:* _Why you should have a personally branded website_ _How to start building your website_ _Why you want to have your social media audience follow your website_ Meet Our Guests This Week!!! @104356957682366570813  - Has spent the last years building websites that are SEO optimized, mobile compliant and not Flash based. She is always online, taking care of her clients' Social Media Presence. She also teaches in private or group lessons everything from Social Media, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing as well as WordPress and Online Privacy. She also loves helping local film producers with their projects, no matter if feature length movies or shooting a new advertising campaign. @106140750645236985268  - Is a digital strategist, podcaster and idea igniter who helps entrepreneurs break down technology into simple concepts, learn the need-to-know of marketing and the web, all while helping you create community and connection with your customers. @107653058982522781122  - Works with local business to build their websites and social media presence. My husband builds customized Wordpress sites for business', while I either set up and maintain their social presence or teach them how to use the tools to do it themselves. I help people learn to use/maintain sites such as Wordpress, Facebook, Google Plus, Hangouts/Hangouts on Air, Twitter and YouTube. She also have a Youtube channel for children to help them become interested in animals.  And I work with a long time blogger friend to make their video How To’s to answer questions. @116537977270642501647 @111238595346429376929 @106092107754528365062 started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!  By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business. We talk each week about topics that affect us as women, and yes the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is YOU! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life! Thursdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST Watch our first show featuring @101696764219780312734: http://bit.ly/1e2SJD5 Want to learn how to drive a "buying' audience to your site? Learn with @102448755774386957917  : http://bit.ly/1g2nPNS Did you miss last week's show? A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing http://bit.ly/1lxN5BD Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls #those4girls   #t4gluv   #t4ginc  Those 4 Girls ~ Why You Should Own Your Content, Website and Audience2014-03-06 19:00:00119  
Jess + Scott + You390People are bombarded with so many messages...which requires intentional planning to integrate a message across mediums, interact with customers in a way that brings them into the story, and know exactly what the result will be. *That’s the obvious truth of using storytelling in marketing.* *Source:* The company value proposition. (Who are you, what do you do, and why does it matter?) *Framework:* Stories position your product within the marketplace and are reinforced by every customer facing area of the business (and to ensure consistency...the buy in from employees, vendors, and collaborators must exist too). *Connection Point:* Stories show solutions to customer problems, give them opportunities to experience what they are told they will receive.  Here are some commonly held beliefs...that are actually myths: - Try to get customers to interact with the brand (but, do they really want to?). - Interaction builds relationship (but, do people want to have a relationship with a brand?). - Be everywhere all the time to reach customers (but, do customers want to hear from you all the time?) *Special Guest: Mike Allton* Combine all that with SEO and @107499215004519214139  is the one person we immediately thought of. Why? He comes from a website background, understands how the web can be our sales funnel and how our time and energy using social media (ohh… including automation) generates return. Come and lets dig into our understanding of *how we tell our story*, how it affects the actual experience when connecting to us, and how to create referral or recurring business by maintaining relationships.  Ohhh...Did we talk about “Differentiated Storytelling?”   And now, so can you. *YOU* (the *Y* in JSY) matter - come and explore this topic with @110746124112827812577 and @109237790792840071389. *Start the conversation now.* (We are a LATE show. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.) *Hashtag: #JSY * *Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it?* Invite your friends to watch too - right below these words you’ll see an *Invite More* button.Differentiate Through Storytelling2014-03-05 04:15:0044  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,521Is it possible to subconsciously influence people and bend them to your will? Is it unethical? Or is it a critical component of your marketing? Join us on Tuesday March 4th at 3:00pm EST (noon PST) for the next #ISOOSIchat hangout: We will be discussing these topics (and more) with @113426828273677356184 @112297740908382826372 @112430199625001815612 and our usual band of merry marketing misfits. Our special guest on the panel for this exciting topic include best-selling author and known persuasion expert @113946666135876668465 and expert copywriter @114246956526830021958. Dave is the founder of Bold Approach, and his ideas have been applied by some of the biggest companies in the United States including IBM, Rogers Media, Micron, and GE... Colin is the founder of the "Cult of Copy" group on Facebook...  And has spent years studying persuasion tactics and how to implement them in your written marketing. We will be sharing some interesting thoughts on how to build an irrational loyalty - a following that can transform your brand. Make sure to join the discussion!Mastering the Art of Persuasion - ISOOSI Tuesday Chat2014-03-04 21:00:0078  
Lisa Engles6,872Google hangouts are starting to build in popularity, and for a good reason.  Entrepreneurs are beginning to understand that Google + is the quickly being recognized as the best social network to use if you want to spread your message, make an impact build a loyal tribe faster than any other social network.   In this follow up hangout (see Part 1: Why You Need To Be Using Google Hangouts: http://youtu.be/MOUjzkvgbWw) with @108210288375340023376  we'll be going over the basics of getting started with using google hangouts to build meaningful relationships with loyal followers, make a bigger impact with your unique message and leverage hangouts to build a thriving business. In this hangout you'll learn: - The different types of hangouts - The quickest way to get going with your own hangout show, even if you're techno-phobic -  How to invite people to a hangout, event if they don't have a Google + profile or don't use Google +  - The do's and don'ts of hosting a hangout - How to reach your target audience with your hangout - The #1 mistake that causes frustration for hangout newbies, but that can be easily avoided   - The 3 basic equipment needs Plus, we'll be answering any questions you might have about hangouts! Join us on Friday, February 28th at 9:00am PST.  Just reply 'yes' to this event, bookmark this page and return at showtime! By the way, we LOVE engagement and encourage you to start a conversation on this topic even before the show begins.  Leave any questions or comments below to get the conversation going! ___________________________________________________________________ +RonnieBincer is the Hangout Helper visit him at www.thehangouthelper.com @100115151299388347151 is the founder of InnerState Coaching, visit her at www.InnerStateCoaching.com #socialmediamarketing   #googleplus   #googlehangouts   #howtousegooglehangouts   #googlehangoutsforcoaches   #googlehangoutsforvisionaryleaders   #coaches   #authors   #speakers   #visionaryleaders   #tribebuilding  How To Hangout: Follow Up Session With Ronnie Bincer2014-02-28 18:00:0089  
Mia Voss37,252Time for another +109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Food, Health & Fitness with +108641528210325220263 +104199616598215894709 +117207855597695236971 and +100948891249021511115 Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment      Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:   +108641528210325220263  - Geeky Food Focused Doctor educating with social media, Gluten-Free Doctor/Guide to Google +Cookbook Author, Naturopathic Physician, Technical Challenge manager, Urban Hippie Farmer +104199616598215894709 - Holistic Lifestyle Coach / Food Blogger, Wellness Change Agent ~ Gluten-Free ~ Paleo Template Pro Skills, Master Kitchen Ninja +117207855597695236971 - Peak Performance Coach & Trainer, Public Speaker, Writer, and Fitness Coach +100948891249021511115  - Private Chef / Hangouts On Air(HOA) Presenter and Producer,  seasoned and experienced chef with a systems analyst background Friday, February 28th at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1ceffZZ Special thanks to our show sponsor & business affiliate:  +114900731353476318395  - if you are looking for targeted web traffic - look no further! How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy             Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Food Health & Fitness!2014-02-28 18:00:00185  
Eli Fennell69,370*Mommy Blogging* Moms are some of the hardest working people in the world.  Working moms especially can teach you a lot about the tricky balance between home and hearth and struggling to pay for those things. Blogging is a powerful tool used by many moms to earn extra income from home, and as a means of connecting with the world beyond the home.  Mommy Bloggers can be some of the most creative bloggers and blog marketers out there. This week we're fortunate enough to have three great mom bloggers joining us on the show.  @116049412326685043114 is the Owner and Founder of @109443498013606253208, a company that broadcasts your conferences and meetings via social media.  She also runs the @104387705093966958943 blog along with @105157585341687205092.  @105461979270549477337, founder of the HinesSight Blog, Luxury Travel Editor for Skimbaco Lifestyle, and writer for Examiner.com, knows the best places to eat and stay in North Carolina.  As a mom to two young children, she knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. @116648555722751383250 is Founder, Editor, & Writer of GoDanskerMom.com, and writes a guide for parents in the Triangle region (MominChapelHillNC.com).  Her work has appeared in several places including HerStories Project, ChapelBoro, Carolina Parent, Durham Macaroni Kid, Triangle Moms on Main, Vend Raleigh, and the Raleigh News & Observer‘s Triangle Mom2Mom.   I'll be interviewing them about Mommy Blogging, the skills, tools, and commitment necessary to be successful at it, and how their insights can help other Mom Bloggers and bloggers in general.  Join us this Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8 PM ET!  We hope to see you there! #dmcshow   #digitalmediaconnections   #mommyblogger  Digital Media Connections #4 - Mommy Blogging2014-02-27 02:00:0016  
Christine & Mia8,290Join @109501371090969349329 and our continuing guest host @112472587150551442541 as we chat with our guest @115620878851836664537, author, speaker, Google Semantic Search expert. Wednesday, February 28th 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest @115620878851836664537 - we all know and love him for his business smarts and now we get to hear what makes him tick when we ask him.. What's Your Story? _Before I got here to Google Plus, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing and blogging._  _I travel a lot. Over the last three years I've spent time in thirteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days._  _The conversation here is very real and the issues we talk about are engaging and I have met people on G+ who are simply superb to connect with. I post frequently on what grabs my attention. I share insights from my writing and research and I take part in many conversations where I feel I can deliver value.  Social media is changing everything. How we shape that change and what we do in the aftermath is down to us. _ This week's show is sponsored by: @108712904755834193601  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.com Each week @117778937939543425499 & @101696764219780312734  spotlight guests who share their inspiring stories of ingenuity, tenacity and courage! Follow our community for updates on upcoming shows as well as guest and sponsor opportunities http://bit.ly/HwlX52 Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir & #WhatsYourStory What's Your Story? David Amerland2014-02-26 20:30:00130  
Jason T. Wiser22,782*Which Network is better? G+ or Facebook. The Final Say* This week our expert is Brian Carter and Brian is going to help us bring closure to the debate “Which is the best network G+ or Facebook?”  This event produced by: http://OnTrackTips.com  Now just so you know @116080408327269479217 is not some sideshow Opinion Joe or recorded message touting network evangelism. He is a balanced and seasoned entrepreneur that understand social media for marketing.  He is an expert on Facebook and has a deep respect for Google Plus and understand the network.  Brian is a highly respected keynote on the social media stages including conferences like SEOmoz, SMX, Pubcon and the much anticipated upcoming Social Media Marketing World 2014 He has been quoted and profiled by Information Week, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is the author of the “Like Economy” “Facebook marketing” and the much anticipated “LinkedIN for Business”   http://jtw.bz/BrianCarter Which Network is better? Google+ or Facebook. The Final Say2014-02-24 19:00:00235  
Eli Fennell69,370This week's broadcast of "Digital Media Connections" is on hiatus until next Wednesday, but I hope you'll join me and @117740874882168016435 for the first of what I hope will become a series of Hangout Shows discussing breaking technology news. On tonight's episode, we'll be discussing Facebook's surprise $16bn acquisition of the messenger app WhatsApp.  Was it a good deal, and are there any aspects of this acquisition worth paying attention to for technophiles and social media enthusiasts and marketers? The broadcast will run about 15 minutes.  We hope to see you there! #Technolerts  Technolerts #1: Facebook Acquires WhatsApp2014-02-20 02:00:0015  
Daria Musk3,765,131*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00305  
Mia Voss37,252YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp4wY_wWzog Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Gender Diversity on The Plus (and in general) with @107022061436866576067 @103983759065669086684 @113690073826160821557 @108723851490239396050, @110746124112827812577 @108454866102449720866  and more!   Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @107022061436866576067 - Social Media | Google+ | Content Marketing - Sr Director of Online Marketing for @115515796589038584989, Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up | 2011 Communicator's Award of Distinction from International Academy of Visual Arts @103983759065669086684  - @109057163018759143790   Google+ Enthusiast, Google+ Marketing, Google+ Coaching, Hangout Hosting, Hangout Coaching, Social Media Strategist and Manager, Video & Audio Production. Very keen historian, particularly Tudor and Jacobean, love the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, and of course Brodie Castle. @113690073826160821557 - CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Columnist, 1984 World Foosball Champion @108723851490239396050 - Entrepreneur, TV host, speaker, author and expert in the field of human achievement and personal transformation. Founder of Made For TV, Play-by-play commentator for ESPN/Longhorn Network. Coaching clients include global game-changing corporations and kick ass entrepreneurs. NCAA & WNBA Champion. @110746124112827812577 -  Integrated marketing enthusiast specializing in digital strategies that support customer facing touch-points online. Owner of #ElasticRock and #Red Direction, Wife & Mama! @108454866102449720866 -  Author of #HopeForTheFlowers  and Activist Friday, February 14th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/1jqKqcf Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate @116266498226740184904  steadydemand.com/tool/  How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy           Subscribe to @109324423871490315778 community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat - Discussing Gender Diversity2014-02-14 18:00:00158  
Wade Harman21,697Sponsored by @112494992937088183354 because images are the front door to social media! http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join @111552522175915203592 as he hosts @107022061436866576067 @113690073826160821557 and @102572320061138442096 to talk about relationships and how they affect your ranking standing on Google.  Learn some new things about the responsibilities of a G' Plusser and what you can do to build your rank while you're here.Relationship Marketing- Do Relationships Affect Ranking?2014-02-14 02:00:0087  
Nautical Ventures610Join @101251568652243705725 for the Miami Boat Show 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (Tickets Required)  and at the Yacht & Brokerage Show (4600 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140; No Tickets Required). At the Miami Beach Convention Center you can check out our lineup of Century, Belzona, Baja, & Fountain Boats on outdoor display, and our Tahoe Pontoon Boats inside the Convention Center.  At the Yacht & Brokerage Show we'll be showing off our new line of Renegade Personal Hovercrafts.   Renegade is the recreational division of Universal Hovercraft, building commercial and recreational hovercrafts for over half a century, and @101251568652243705725 is the *exclusive* dealer for Renegade in Palm Beach, Broward, & Dade Counties and the Caribbean. Event Info: Miami Beach Convention Center - http://www.miamiboatshow.com/ Yacht & Brokerage Show - http://www.showmanagement.com/event/ #doyouhovercraft   #getonthewater   #miamiboatshow   Miami Beach International Boat Show 20142014-02-13 10:00:003  
Eli Fennell69,370*Building a Following* There are different ways to build a following, and different goals in terms of reach and scale.  The small business owner may dream of internet media stardom, but probably doesn't need it like the Big Brand, their goals may be more modest (reaching that small but critical fan base, for example).  Likewise, the Tech Blogger may never rival the audience of Britney Spears, but can build a respectable and valuable audience in their own ways. This Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8 PM ET, we'll be discussing this issue with three guests who have approached it in very different ways and with different opportunities as well. @110677274294554982279 is a web guy, home brewer, and "glasshole" (Google Glass Explorer) from my home state of Florida.  His turn ons include long walks on the beach while playing Ingress, and his turn offs include poorly coded or incomplete websites and blogs. @102000982871890720967 is an Authority Marketer & Brand Strategist at @115000108263064481690, a graduate student at Kent State University, and also a Glass Explorer.  She is a bit of a health nut and the proud owner of three dogs. @114468593663912084118 is a social media "International Man of Mystery".  His Google+ profile tells you very little specific about him, yet he earned a spot on Google+'s coveted  Suggested User List and has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.  He's not afraid to call out anything that bothers him, and when he does, he usually goes viral. We'll be discussing the different ways to build a following depending on your goals and the opportunities that present themselves.  I'll be adding my own perspective as a Two Time Veteran of the Google+ Algorithmic Suggested User List. It should be a very insightful discussion with a great group of people, and there will almost certainly be random moments of humor and silliness.  We hope you'll join us! #digitalmediaconnections   #DMCshow   #throughglass  Digital Media Connections #3 - Building a Following2014-02-13 02:00:0034  
Social Media Today143,991This is a regular monthly Social Media Today Power Talk Event presented by @115620878851836664537. It will feature some of the most important aspects of social media marketing and networking. Useful to marketers, entrepreneurs and brands, this is a show full of practical takeaways and behind-the-scenes revelations. This month's exalted guests are Steve Martin of Copperfox Marketing and Alex Cote from Cloze.com. Steve is a PR veteran who will be discussing the social media disruption that the PR industry is experiencing, while Alex will share with us the very human story of getting a startup off the ground, raising capital and getting to launch. Plus, you will love the tale of how these two men met (it's not what you think .... or maybe it is :)! Join us and find out).Uncovering the Human Factor in Social Media Marketing2014-02-12 18:00:00185  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,521@107022061436866576067 joins the ISOOSI chat today at 3pm EST and we're super excited to have him on the show.  Mark has been one of the people for me personally (and I know for many others too) that has really been instrumental in highlighting the benefits of Google+. But, not only the easy pickings that are clear to see. Mark evangelizes the use of Google+ as not only a business network but a social network. A social network that is on a different level to anything else we have on the interwebs. He'll be the first to say that it has given him opportunities that would never have existed before it. And I for one share that experience and couldn't agree more. All businesses can learn from this hangout... and we'll start really with the basics too. We know we have many small businesses that use ISOOSI and list their businesses in our search directory that currently have zero presence on Google+   So, some of what we talk about may be already known to those that are immersed in it on a daily basis.... but through this hangout we hope to join Mark in expressing our belief in the platform and communicate the benefits it can bring to you - from a personal AND business perspective. @112430199625001815612  President, ISOOSIGhost Town or Land of Opportunity - Google+2014-02-11 21:00:0093  
martin shervington1,274,763I am delighted to be interviewing @104858643838035519891 @108493275257625053433 and @111798765849955344981. And here is the plan... I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use? This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00119  
EcoRico TV500,430*Join us for FoodTalk - the Love Edition - with Giselle Achecar and Guest, hangout All-Star and "retired" chef, DENNIS LITTLEY!* This one-of-a-kind 10 minute HOA features the *_hottest_ Food & Drink Celebs on Google Plus & YouTube*. You'll know your favorite chefs & mixologists better after they've been in Gigi's Hot Seat! Cooking tips and tricks will be revealed, foodies. @113055030863291439319 has attracted an eclectic following of over 430K with his charm, sunny Florida disposition and breadth of knowledge, inspiring foodies and entrepreneurs alike to tune in to his weekly HOAs on a myriad of topics. But today, we're talking FOOD and LOVE. So grab a cup of joe and your favorite treat and watch us LIVE from our HOA page or on the YouTube Channel here http://www.youtube.com/EcoRicoTV!! *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the EcoRico TV YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date on upcoming cooking shows, health tips & FoodTalk chats!!* #foodtalk #cookingtips #chef #cooking #talkshow #talkshowforfoodies #hoa #ecoricotv #giselleachecar #latinfood #organicfood #healthtips  FoodTalk with Giselle Achecar featuring Dennis Littley2014-02-11 19:00:0024  
Free Library of Philadelphia313,285The first Hangouts On Air from Free Library of Philadelphia! The broadcast will feature librarians discussing the Romance genre of literature.Romance: These are a Few of our Favorite Things2014-02-10 21:00:009  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711*Mobile Users* http://youtu.be/iGo76nmQGLk Good Day Google+ is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information.   You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people. Our Guests this week will be: @105076725141939280120 Google Plus Rock Star, Web strategist, Email Marketer, Google+ for Business Consultant. @116892272127137021840 Arizona Family Law Attorney, HOA Host, Arizona State and Notre Dame Alum. @104199616598215894709 Holistic Lifestyle Coach , Food Blogger, Public Speaker and Educator. @106092107754528365062 Mentor and Trader, Network Marketing, Online Entrepreneur., Commercial Photographer and Wardrobe Stylist. Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+  Family Law, Web Strategy, Blogging and  anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 31st at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Find great recipes at : www.askchefdennis.com Find me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Find me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis Never Miss a Show  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Lawyers, Blogs and Money2014-02-07 19:00:00106  
Wade Harman21,697PicMonkey FREE Trial http://goo.gl/bqnNpf Sponsored by @112494992937088183354 for the best image and photo editing tool you can use for social media here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join @111552522175915203592 @105076725141939280120 and @110581056743381299062 as we talk about the relationship building process as it pertains to email marketing.  How you can bring people in through use of relationship techniques for your opt in listRelationship Marketing #7- Emails & Relationships & Opt Ins2014-02-07 02:00:0051  
Ronnie Bincer115,06622Social makes it possible to Show Live Hangouts on Air (HOA) on Facebook. This is a Public HOA for anyone to enjoy. *Read MORE below to get important Details...* We'll have the CEO and Marketing Head from 22Social here to answer your questions on this great tool for bringing the top 2 social networks together using HOA as the connector. *Check out our live event inside of Facebook using this link: www.22s.com/thehangouthelper/live .* From there, if you want to start playing with your very own 22Social app (building your own pages inside Facebook, etc.) scroll to the bottom of that page and click on _*"Clone This Page"_* or use the _*"Get Your Own Free App"*_ link. _This is the quickest way for you to get this 22Social thing happening._ Optionally you could use our referral link here: www.22s.com/free/60271 This HOA Event is a follow-up to a Private HOA we did recently 1/30/14 for the Hangout Mastery Membership group. We wanted the members to play around with the app after the last show and come here to get their questions addressed by the people that make the app. You 2 can ask questions here. If you'd like to keep up with all the changes and uses for Hangouts and HOA check out the Hangout Mastery Membership site at bit.ly/HangoutMastery === === #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #22Social   #FacebookIntegration   #SocialMediaMarketing  22Social Uses HOA on Facebook - how it works Q&A session2014-02-06 23:00:00146  
Eli Fennell69,370*Essentials of a Healthy Lifestyle* A healthy mind and body are crucial to happiness, vitality, and strength.  Healthy lifestyle practices can help protect you against many common ailments. Dr. @100415205453197309031 has been in practice for over thirty years helping people live healthier lives by raising awareness of health-promoting lifestyle choices and identifying the best and safest treatments. Join us on February 6th, 2014 at 1 PM ET for the first in a series of Hangout Shows where Dr. Petrie and other healthcare professionals will share their practical insights into how to live a full, healthy, and pain-free life.  The video link will be shared here 15-minutes before showtime.  We hope to see you there! #YHMshow   #yourhealthmatters  Your Health Matters #12014-02-06 19:00:008  
Lany Sullivan25,811*_Come join us for our first show!_* *For all of our mobile viewers, watch here!* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOfOHvJy3t8 We are talking about topics that affect us as women, and _yes_ the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is *YOU*! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life! Thursdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls *Meet our first Featured Speaker:* @101696764219780312734 is an entrepreneur juggling several great businesses & projects that all have one thing in common: building a stronger community. Whether that be through her strategy consulting business, The Mia Connect, via CRAVE Denver, a local networking group that she spearheads or TMC Services, her long standing inspection company, Mia stays connected to all things great in Denver and beyond. @116537977270642501647 @111238595346429376929 @106092107754528365062 started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!  By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business.Working With Men ~ Barb Jasper | Lany Sullivan | Shannon Lemos || Featuring Mia Voss2014-02-06 19:00:00121  
Yifat Cohen85,418*Simply having your site mobile compatible is not enough any more.* Think about it - Why did Facebook take a *mobile first-approach* when they launched Paper today? Why didn't they start with a web experience and think, “How can we strip this down and put it on a small screen?”  Because we engage with our phones and consume information on it differently. *How -Can- Do You Reach Your Customers On The Go?* It's not a question of IF, it's a question of when and how, and to answer your most urgent mobile questions I bring to you @110204961428230314896 who is known to be *Holding the hands of the "WHAT IF" and leading them to the "WHY NOT"* *The Power of Partnerships and Networks* Here's the beautiful part of this entire process - you really don't have to go at it alone. Jim is a master connector and he's taking his app to market by partnering with other influencers and big companies. We'll be discussing -  * Mobile marketing and SMB  * Social Network is free but what now and why is it not working  * Advertising does not work?  * The new customer and the forgotten current customer  * The forgotten goal and the "What is in it for me society"  * Power of Partnerships Join us and bring a friend! ------------ #facebookpaper   #mobilemarketing   #hangoutsonair   #mobileapps   #socialnetworking   #partnershiptosuccess   #partnershipsmatter   #unscriptedhangout  How Do You Reach Your Customers On The Go?2014-02-06 18:00:0064  
Eli Fennell69,370*Product and Brand Evangelism* Evangelism is about "preaching the good word" of your product or brand.  It requires passion, commitment, and belief in your cause.  Some large companies have a specific job position for Product Evangelism, but everyone who believes in what they're doing or selling needs to be able to evangelize, or to hire someone who can. Join us on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 8 PM ET as we discuss product and brand evangelism (including personal brands) with our amazing guests @109883558834351023746, a.k.a. #k10 , @117740874882168016435, Product Manager at @106157700719175042070 and Technology Advocate at DigitalWhining.com, and @116129081142213730291, Video Editor / VFX Artist who has worked on more than 60 theatrical titles. We'll be discussing how you build and sell your personal and professional brands through evangelism.  We hope to see you there! We will post the YouTube Link about 15 minutes before showtime.  Feel free to share and invite others. #digitalmediaconnections #evangelismDigital Media Connections Show #2 - Product and Brand Evangelism2014-02-06 02:00:0032  
Stephan Hovnanian42,952Welcome to another edition of Google+ Business Spotlight, the show where real business owners talk about how they're using Google+. This week, my co-host @102572320061138442096 of @116266498226740184904 and I are thrilled to have @118256647375752140601 with us of +113951022916222423637. Dr. Porter was featured in one of the best articles about local small businesses and Google+ ever written (http://goo.gl/GzJqd0).  Join us on Wednesday right here on Google+ for Dr. Porter's story, how he's using Google+ for his business, and what tips & strategies he can share with you for your own. *HOUSEKEEPING* Remember, we're entertaining questions now, so start asking in the Event comments!! Don't forget to use #gplusspotlight  when tweeting or sharing on G+. Visit http://www.websighthangouts.com/spotlight to: - Catch up on previous episodes and show notes - Apply to be a guest on the show - Leave feedback - Rate the show #googleplus   #googleplusbusiness  Google+ Business Spotlight: Dr. Isaac Porter, MD2014-02-05 18:30:0056  
Joe Wilcox17,041Feb. 4, 2014 is a monumental day for Microsoft as a new CEO steps in and the founder steps out as Chairman. Join BetaNews executive editor Joe Wilcox to discuss with Hangout-On-Air participates what this day might mean for Microsoft's future.The New Microsoft2014-02-04 19:30:0040  
Ronnie Bincer115,066*Come and learn how the CircleCount tool can help you identify Influencers* in your area of interest on Google Plus. Join +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer on Monday, February 3rd for an interview with +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount.  Nils will teach us how to use CircleCount to find influencers to connect with as well as to learn about an exciting new CircleCount feature launching during the show!  Last week, Christine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x _*Upcoming Shows in the Series*_ Monday, February 3rd - www.circlecount.com  +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount will *announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature* that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers.  Monday, February 17th - www.circloscope.com +Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at +Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool.  Monday, March 3rd - www.steadydemand.com/tool/ +Ben Fisher from +Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. Monday, March 17th - http://www.NOD3x.com  Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence.  #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST. === === #SocialMediaMarketing   #InfluencerMarketing   #GooglePlusTips   #DataMining  #TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - CircleCount2014-02-03 20:30:00337  
Lany Sullivan25,811**For all of our mobile viewers, here is the YouTube link.** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8DP28imoQ @116246412993050502747 ignites you to shine bright in your business and life. The world  needs you and Eli wants to share and join with you in getting involved. Join Eli every Friday 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm EST for Live HOA that puts successful business owners and action leaders in the spotlight to share their TOP 3 ACTIONS. Get their insider secrets of what made their business and life shine bright.   Each week come to get a game plan for your business and life. Get real time strategies that make your life more fulfilling. Plus each week Eli will give you help with YOUR biggest business challenge. Eli's guest this week is @116537977270642501647. Eli and Barb will be talking about finding your *_diamond_* and how to make money with your *_diamond_*. *Do you have questions for Eli?* Post your questions in the event thread and she will be answer your comments in the last 30 minutes of the show. Eli Davidson is an award winning Entrepreneur whose business advice has been featured on CNN in 134 nations, The Today Show, The New York Times and The Huffington Post. As a mentor she works with established small business owners around the globe to magnetize, monetize and monopolize their markets so that they can contribute to the world. www.elidavidson.comThe Velocity Factor with Eli Davidson2014-01-31 20:00:0077  
Eli Fennell69,370*Social Media and Internet Marketing* There are many ways to use social media and internet marketing successfully.  Our panel of guests @107022061436866576067, @110738178351405818606, and @117778937939543425499 will be talking about how they use these online tools in their careers and in their daily lives, and how to establish an online presence.  Are you reaching the right people, and are you achieving your goals? The show will take place at 8 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  We will paste the link to the YouTube event here 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to join us and to share and invite others to this event! Hashtag: #digitalmediaconnectionsDigital Media Connections Show #1 - Social Media and Internet Marketing2014-01-30 02:00:0057  
Christine & Mia8,290YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJxmYRTcXi8 Join @109501371090969349329 and our January guest host @112472587150551442541 as we welcome our special guest, @107022061436866576067 - if you've ever been curious about his backstory.. then this is the show for you! Wednesday, January 29nd 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest @107022061436866576067:  _Mark is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency located in the Boston area. He's pretty sure Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge added "senior" to Mark's title as a veiled reference to his age. He lives in Durham NC, which he regards as Portland OR without a web parody (yet)._ _Mark has been active on Google+ since its third day and has developed a reputation as an expert on using Google+ for business and personal branding, as well as on Google Authorship._ _When he's not singlehandedly trying to eliminate Google+'s "ghost town" image by posting there at least once every 10 minutes, you'll find Mark playing mandolin in a New Orleans-style second line band called The Bulltowns Strutters, and competing in storyslam events._ This week's show is sponsored by: @108303669164547823402  is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com @108712904755834193601  We are a full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops.  http://www.inndc.com Each week @117778937939543425499 & @101696764219780312734 spotlight guests who share their inspiring stories of ingenuity, tenacity and courage! Follow our community for updates on upcoming shows as well as guest and sponsor opportunities http://bit.ly/HwlX52 Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir   & #WhatsYourStory   #15MinutesOnAir with Christine & Mia featuring Mark Traphagen & Guest Host Craig Fifield2014-01-29 20:30:00192  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711*Mobile Use this Link* -http://youtu.be/5P6P-hVRamA Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the seventh show in our series on How to Use Google+ Effectively   This weeks topic will be *Google+ Communities, Which you should Join, How to Use them and Starting Your Own Community* Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. Monday January 27th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Communities2014-01-27 19:00:00160  
Nautical Ventures610@101251568652243705725 Will Be Rocking Out at the KISS Country Chili Cook-Off *Ticket Price: Sold Out; Tune to KISS Country 99.9 for Giveaways* *Chili Cook-Off Website:*   http://goo.gl/7EQUYX ... In addition to the Cook-Off, Kiss Country will be featuring an amazing lineup of performers, including @118301459150873445969, @117154143429450885853, @102794481462729230890, @115369006982258479244,  and @105518876723405136487. We'll be updating our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube Pages throughout the event, so even if you're not there, you'll feel like you are. Good food, good music, and good fun with great people. We hope to see you there! #chilicookoff   #countrymusic  KISS Country 99.9 Chili Cook-Off 20142014-01-26 08:30:003  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711Join me this Friday for the  *Beautify Your Home and Social Media Strategy Edition* *Mobile Users Youtube Link* - http://youtu.be/iUQo5P2m960 This week my guests will be: +Laurie Laizure Founder of Customized Walls and Interior Design Community on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru. +Susan Serra Certified Kitchen Designer • Certified Aging in Place Specialist • Founder/Mfr: Bornholm Kitchen • Founder/Curator: Scandinavian Made • Speaker on Kitchen Design • Blog Author • Kitchen Industry Brand Consultant • Media Go-To Source on Kitchen Design • Kitchen Geek & Surprisingly Accurate Kitchen Soothsayer +Carolyn Capern Star-Spangled Canadian  Partner at CT Social, Social Media Strategist, Long-Term Management and Business Development Consultant, Book Worm, Content Writer, Geek and Star Wars Enthusiast +Greg Trujillo  Partner of CT Social, Chief Marketing Technologist, Social Media Strategist, Lead Developer, Web Analyst, Social Media Strategist, and Technology Consultant Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Kitchen, Bath and Interior Design of your home, Social Media Strategy and  anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 24th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis Follow me on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Beautify Your Home and Social Media Strategy2014-01-24 19:00:00157  
Mia Voss37,252Click here for the direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbmTXqvexhA Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we are featuring @102874181378039374952 @114414831154896320161 @112149507901294093321 & @107499215004519214139 on the panel! Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @102874181378039374952   - Marketing Strategist, Business Developer, Pinterest RockStar!  http://www.pinterest.com/ivaignjatovic/ @114414831154896320161   - Moore Consortium - Behavioural Psychologist and Firewalk Trainer @112149507901294093321 -  #SocialMediaGuia  Marketer, Blogger & Web Traffic expert.  THE woman to know in Panama! @107499215004519214139  - +The Social Media Hat - Social Media Manager, Hootsuite Consultant, Star Wars Aficionado Topics:  Building international relationships, leadership, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Awesome Accents Friday, January 24th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/1fSkJRb Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate  @114900731353476318395 Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdEx How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy           Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow     #GetYourLearnOn            The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Anabell Hilarski & Mike Allton2014-01-24 18:00:00190  
Wade Harman21,697FREE GIFT http://goo.gl/76MzI1 Sponsored By +PicMonkey to help you build social media images, banners, and image profiles http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Ryan Hanley +Jason T. Wiser  and our guest host +Eli Fennell as we discuss what it takes to build the Loyalty factor in the relationship.  What makes people keep coming back, and what you can do to establish this kind of relationship with them.Relationship Marketing #5- How To Build Loyalty2014-01-23 22:30:00110  
Eric Enge24,760*Relationships, Influence and Marketing* What role will these play in your marketing mix in 2014? Are you worried about the _content marketing glut_?  How will you stand out? @111552522175915203592, @110619855408549015935, @107022061436866576067, and I will take these topics on and due our level best to see if we can help make some useful suggestions. The live broadcast YouTube link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vBqqIIQHus The show will take place at 3 PM ET on Thursday January 23, 2014.  We will post the live YouTube link here 15 minutes before showtime. Watch the trailer for more info on the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XUK3L0xXMk Please feel free to share the event or invite others!What's In a Relationship? (And Who Cares?)2014-01-23 21:00:00199  
Jesse Wojdylo925,461In this video +Randy Wilson and I discuss just how long it takes to run a popular website.How Much Time, Per Week, Does It Take to Run a Popular Website?2014-01-23 18:52:3614  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,521Part 2 of this series of ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chats, where we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients? Our panel includes +AJ Kohn +Bill Slawski and  +Ammon Johns  Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business. Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering. As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact? And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market? It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Part 2 - Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-21 21:00:0071  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711*Mobile Users use this link* : http://youtu.be/U6kFI-5yLeI Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the sixth show in our series on *How to Use Google+ Effectively*   This weeks topic will be *Google Publisher and How to connect it with your Blog, Profile and Brand Page* Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. Monday January 20th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Publisher2014-01-20 19:00:00137  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711Join me this Friday for the   This week my guests will be: +Lany Sullivan *Social Media Go 2 Girl, Blogger, Online Outreach Marketer and Google Plus Training Specialist* +Kelly Senyei *Founder of Just a Taste, On-Camera Host, Author of Food Blogging For Dummies and Professionally Trained Chef* +Mark Seydel *Self proclaimed Blogtrovert and Mental Health Advocate, H.O.A. Junkie, and HOAShows.com* +Lynn Abate-Johnson *Business Consulting, Brand Evangelism, Kick-ass Community Building, Blogger and Foodie* Stop by Friday as we chat about *Google+, HOA's, Marketing, Blogging* and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 17th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google Plus - Blogging, Branding and Marketing Oh my!2014-01-17 19:00:00174  
Mia Voss37,252Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @108723851490239396050 -  TV host, celebrity life coach, Fortune 100 consultant and WNBA Champion, BadAss - http://franharris.com/ @116049412326685043114 of @109443498013606253208  & @104387705093966958943 - Google+ Hangout on Air Producer | Digital Event Planner | Live Tweeter | Passionate Mom @106100021899687161101  Lance helps businesses make their mark on Google Plus and maintain a balanced approach to life. Ever heard of the phrase transformational sharing? He's going to tell us allll about it!  Topics: With this panel? Well take your pick! It's going to be #uberawesome  But I know we'll cover  how rebranding, social media, online business & any questions YOU have for the panel! Friday, January 17th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC011714 Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange  Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdEx How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy         Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow            The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Nikol Murphy, Fran Harris & Lance Fields2014-01-17 18:00:00206  
Eric Enge24,760*Masters Course in Being a Great HOA Host* Want to host your own Hangouts on Air and want some coaching on how to it well?  For this week's show we have pulled together 4 people with just a _tiny bit_ (;->) of HOA hosting experience. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP-QfLGiCuw @108210288375340023376 will co-host the show with me and our guest stars are @113055030863291439319 , @102898672602346817738, and @101696764219780312734. This will be a live YouTube broadcast, on Thursday January 16th at 3 PM EST.  The live YouTube link will be posted here at or before 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to spread the word, and share the event, or invite others.The Art of Being a Great HOA Host2014-01-16 21:00:00377  
Jason T. Wiser22,782*Which comment system is best for your blog?*  Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Mobile Viewers http://jtw.bz/u2beCom  Join the event http://jtw.bz/comEvent  Have you ever thought about comment systems?  If not maybe maybe it's because you didn't know you had options.  If you knew about options, you've asked yourself, “Which comment system is the best?” That's why I have invited +Mark Traphagen    and  +David Amerland  to help us make a more informed decision about comment systems. Also we will be joined by my good friend  +Donart Nummer  We will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of these four options: Google+ Comments, Facebook Comments, Disqus, and native WordPress ⇒ Can you improve SEO by amassing lots of comments? ⇒ Is there any value to “owning your comments" in a local database? ⇒ Do the SERPs Index comments? ⇒ What is the single most valuable thing about comments? Each of our panelists will give us *3 important facts* about “comment best practices specific to SEO and the Semantic Web” that we need to know   Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT  Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips   ====================================================== If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends Circle +Mark Traphagen   and  +David Amerland and +Donart Nummer    on G+ ====================================================== #commenting   #wordpresscomments   #googlepluscomments   #disqus   #comments   #blogcommenting   #blogcomments  Which Comment System is best for my Blog?2014-01-16 19:00:00158  
Wade Harman21,697YOUR FREE GIFT IS AT MY SITE: http://www.wadeharman.com/hangouts Sponsored by +PicMonkey for your social media image editing needs! http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Neal Schaffer +Lee Smallwood and my guest host +Les Dossey as we discuss some tips on how you can connect rapidly with your online audience to build your connections and relationships online!Relationship Marketing #5- Tips on Connecting Rapidly2014-01-16 18:00:0067  
Christine & Mia8,290Join +Christine & Mia and our January guest host +Craig Fifield to interview special guest +Eli Davidson this week. *Wednesday, January 15th* 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest: +Eli Davidson is a nationally acclaimed female motivational keynote speaker, executive coach, award winning author, and corporate spokesperson. _If playing small is no longer an option this show is JUST for YOU. The worst day of my life sparked $100K DAYS and is helping kids in Africa. It’s still hard to talk about it. I fell in love- in love so bad that going to Costco was like going to Paris. You get the picture. I closed my business to move to Hawaii to get married. Baby, my abs looked really good. On a Wednesday morning my fiancé woke up and announced that he didn't know if he wanted to be in a relationship with anyone. And then asked me to get on a plane and go back to LA…..that day. So, in February 2011 I didn’t know how I would be able to pay my rent. I was a mess to put it mildly. That diamond I had given back was a symbol. A diamond is the most condensed form of wealth on the planet. I had to find the diamond inside myself. What was my value and contribution and how could I help others?_ _I am an entrepreneur so this took me on a journey of discovering the “diamond in my business “. By uncovering that value (and I will continue to be a student of this for the rest of my life) and creating those diamond systems I took my business from $4k a month to $100,000 days of sales and over $1million in sales in 2 years. Then I got to mentor other business owners to use those same systems. I guess it sounds self-serving, but that is not the intention. Women in particular have told me this story gives them the courage to stop playing small and go for it themselves. I am so excited to be on the show so I can give some tangible tools to help people now._ _I believe that small business can and must be a genuine engine of good works. What if every entrepreneur gave back to the planet? Now, helping business owners is a way to help make our world a better place. My life is pretty unrecognizable from a few years ago. I am still in awe. In my last event we just raised $25,000 to adopt a village and teach entrepreneurship in Africa. That is the point of all this. There is just so much good we can do together!_  *This week's show is sponsored by:* +CT Social  CT Social, LLC is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House   We are a full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The ho#15 Minutes w/Christine & Mia featuring Eli Davidson and guest host Craig Fifield2014-01-15 20:30:00123  
Dustin W. Stout53,534It's been a while but now it's time to bring back the dustn.tv interview like Justin Timberlake brought back _sexy_! (You know, cause it never really went away, it was just time to step it up a notch.) I'll be starting a new series of interviews with +Aaron Wood. So who is he? Apparently, someone with a lot of interesting things to talk about. Take one look at his _Bragging rights_ section on his Google+ profile and you'll be just as eager to talk to him as I am.  I'm not going to be pulling any punches on this one, so grab a cup of coffee, slip on your Saturday robe and join me for the first +dustn.tv interview of 2014! We'll be starting promptly at 8am PST (11am EST).  I'll be activating the Q&A app right before going live so you can ask any questions about #Design , #Creativity  or #SocialMedia . You can also leave any questions in the comments section of this post/event page.  Official hashtag for the event: #dustntvinterview  Return of the dustn.tv Interview: Aaron Wood2014-01-11 17:00:2639  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711Join me this Friday for the *Baby it's Cold Outside Editon of Good Day Google+* This week my guests will be: +Jason T. Wiser  Owner of Webination Station Digital Strategy Development.  Digital Strategy / Web Development / Social Media +Ben Fisher  Internet Marketing / Social SEO Strategist / Co-Founder of Steady Demand - Business Brand Page Management on Google+  +David F. Leopold  Small Business Owner and Founder of  smallbizdavidfoundation.org / and David's Barter - Dreaming with Entrepreneurs Directory   +jean Layton  Naturopathic Physician / Gluten-Free Blogger / Author / and  owner of Wingwoman Productions specializing in Google+ Technical Assistance   Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Marketing,  Improving your diet, and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 10th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google + - The Baby it's Cold Outside Edition2014-01-10 19:00:00138  
Mia Voss37,252Time for another @109324423871490315778  Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @111238595346429376929  @108514565934812016751  @110619855408549015935  @113884560496712884472  Topics: Leveling the gender playing field on Google Plus, stories from Vegas & the @th and more! Friday, January 10th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC11014 Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange  How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy         Subscribe to @109324423871490315778  community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Lany Sullivan, Shannon Hernandez, Eli Fennell & Leah Segedie2014-01-10 18:00:00235  
Craig “The Tech Teacher” Chamberlin80,944*Looking To Improve Your Google+ Hangouts?* Thursday, on a very special episode of The PCM Tech Help Show - +Craig Chamberlin and +Mia Voss with +The Mia Connect cover the essential things you need to know for creating, promoting and having fun with Google+ Hangouts. *We will touch on the following questions:*   Who is Mia?   What are Hangouts?   Whats a Hangout On Air?   What About Private Hangouts?   Viewer Questions   Hangouts For Business   The Tools You'll Need   The Power Of Interviews   The New Live TV   Mia and Craig's Top Tip   Viewer Questions *All Questions Are Welcome!* *The PCM Tech Help Show* _Free Professional Business & Technology Training_ Broadcasts LIVE Daily via Hangouts On Air Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 PM EST - 11:00 PM EST Brought To You By: http://www.pcmtechhelp.com *Get The Best Deals On Top Products At Amazon! All purchases made after clicking the Amazon affiliate link below help support the show!* http://amzn.to/JI5xax (affiliate) *Make Sure You Subscribe, +1, Like & Share!* https://www.youtube.com/user/PCMichiana #business   #technology   #tech   #training   #tutorial   #guide   #hangoutsonair   #broadcast   #live   #show   #question   #answer   #lesson   #professional   #miavoss   #themiaconnect  Mastering Hangouts with Mia Voss & Craig Chamberlin2014-01-10 04:00:00138  
Wade Harman21,697Your FREE Gift! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP3 Sponsored by +PicMonkey  for social media image editing http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +David Amerland  +Chef Dennis Littley and my guest host +Mark Traphagen  as we discuss the importance of trust and how that pertains to effective relationship building here on Google Plus.  Mark recently wrote a Hiaku Deck called "Trust the Currency of Relationships"  We'll get into some of that and how we use this to build our relationships.Relationship Marketing #5- Trust in Relationship Building2014-01-10 02:00:00187  
David F “SmallBizDavid” Leopold3,861International Executive Chef and Food Blogger with 400,000 followers, "Chef Dennis" is not only a leading Food Expert, he has fantastic insight on how to make Google+ work for any business.                   "Life is good when you're able to do what you love!"                                           Chef Dennis Littley"Dreaming With Entrepreneurs"-- CHEF DENNIS LITTLEY2014-01-07 18:30:0077  
Wade Harman21,697Your Free 1 month trial https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP2 Sponsored by +PicMonkey see how I create amazing images for my social media posts here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Rebekah Radice +Jeff Sieh and +Lany Sullivan  as they discuss how relationship marketing is one of the most important elements in online business.  Hear how an influencer makes relationships and builds connections online, especially Google Plus, and see what they're doing that is different from the way you build connections.  What does the influencer look for, how do they act, and how different is it for them vs "regular" people. Sponsored by +PicMonkey where all of your image editing needs can be supplied.  Build a great social media update image that will turn heads and draw attention here: http://goo.gl/9EIPKlRelationship Marketing Show #4- How An Influencer Builds Relationships2014-01-04 02:00:00107  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711Join me this Friday as we dive into the world of *SEO on Google+*  This week my guests will be: SEO and Content Marketing Specialist / CEO of Stone Temple Consulting @113690073826160821557  Google+ SEO Specialist / Social Media & Search Optimization for Business Consultant @110133760398936676625  SMO and SEO specialist also consulting in Search engine marketing (SEM), Social media management (SMM)  @114024191415895144726  Gluten-free recipe developer, baking expert, author, consultant and creator of Jules Gluten Free Flour & Baking Mixes @108409944799738303561  Join us as we chat about SEO, SMO, Google+, Life and our plans for 2014  on Google Plus  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 3rd at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - SEO Edition2014-01-03 19:00:00188  
Mia Voss37,252The very first +The Mia Connect Power Chat of 2014! Very excited to roll out the new show format/direction. We will, of course, cover online & social media topics but we'll also bringing exciting interviews each week with influencers & innovators from all types of industries. This week we welcome a full panel of fabulous guests - check them out & make sure to follow them! We'll be chatting about business trends, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and more.   +Jeff Sieh  - http://hisdesignonline.com/ +Jenn Herman  - http://jennstrends.com/ +Debi Davis  -  http://www.3ddebi.com/ +Kevin Green - https://twitter.com/FixedOpsGenius +Scott Scowcroft  - http://bit.ly/18WIhRM Friday, January 3rd at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC0114 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy       Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow  The Mia Connect Power Chat2014-01-03 18:00:00170  
Christine & Mia8,290*New Year's Day 4HR HOA-A-THON!* Join us as we spotlight some amazing people here on Google Plus! Hosts +Christine DeGraff & +Mia Voss will be interviewing an all star panel of guests throughout the 4 hour show! #NewYearsHOA *Sponsored By:* +Webfluential  Webfluential is the platform linking brands to influencers to monetize syndication to their audience. Beginning today, Webfluential is accepting applications from US based influencers. It will open to US advertisers from 1 February 2014. The link to apply is https://webfluenti.al/users/register. *Sponsored By:* +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  +Christine & Mia would like to give a special thanks to our faithful sponsor Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House for their continued support of our efforts here on G+. We look forward to staying at http://www.InnDC.com in 2014 for a live show and HIRL. Guests and topics include: 1:30pm-2:30pm EST  Topic: The Importance of Branding (Business/Personal) and Authenticity in 2014.  Guests: +Dustin W. Stout +Demian Farnworth +Keith Bloemendaal +Nicholas Cardot  Guest Host: +Jason T. Wiser  2:30pm-3:30pm EST  Topic: How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make an Impact in 2014. Guests: +Dino Dogan +Mike Allton +Ronnie Bincer +Ben Fisher Guest Host: +David Oldenburg  3:30pm-4:15pm EST  Topic: Some of our past guests and guest hosts are back to tell us what they are working on in 2014. Guests: +Greg Trujillo +Carolyn Capern +Bethan Davies +Sam Stormborn Ormandy +Krithika Rangarajan  Guest Host: +Lance Fields  4:15pm-5:00pm EST  Topic: What's Your Story? and Predictions for 2014 Guests:  +David F Leopold +Stan Bush +Michael Mason +Craig Fifield Guest Host: +Shannon Hernandez  5:00pm-5:30pm EST (30 minutes) Topic: What's Your Story? Guests: Audience Participation Guest Host: +Shannon Hernandez  Our guests will be sharing their stories, recapping 2013, predicting what's to come for 2014 and more. Topics will include: business, social media tools, blogging, strategy, resolutions we plan to break... you name it! The audience will also be able to "jump on the stage" during the last half hour of the programming - we'll turn the floor over to YOU, the audience, and bring some of you into the panel to tell us your story.  *Wednesday, January 1, 2014* starting at 10:30am PST/11:30am MST/12:30pm CST/ 1:30pm EST Find your timezone here: http://bit.ly/NewYearsMarathonChristine & Mia's New Year's Day 4HR HOA-A-THON2014-01-01 19:30:00397  
Mia Voss37,252*WEEKEND EDITION*  This week on the final +The Mia Connect  #SocialMediaPowerChat  of 2013, this amazing panel line up will give us their take on the year in social media as well as discuss some of their favorite topics including semantic search, blogging and YouTube! *Panel Guests* +David Amerland - author of #GoogleSemanticSearch   +Dustin W. Stout of  #DustnTV  - web designer & blogger +Ileane Smith of +Basic Blog Tips  - Blogger & Online Expert +Craig Chamberlin - #YouTube  expert/smartypants *Special thanks to our show sponsors* +Edge Ad Exchange  & +TheCraftStar.com  *Sunday December 29th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/SMPCTime1229 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy   Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #SocialMediaTips    Social Media Power Chat Weekend Edition2013-12-29 18:00:00257  
Chef Dennis Littley872,711Join me this Friday for *The Pre-New Years Eve Edition of Good Day Google+*   This week my guests will be  *Online Money Show Host*  +David Oldenburg   *Blogger/ Author/ and Publisher of The Smart School House* +Kelly Dixon  *Social Media Marketing and Technology Guru* +Eli Fennell and *Strategist & Community Builder* +Leah Segedie  Join us as we chat about life, Google+ and our plans for a *Rockin' New Year on Google Plus*  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, December 27th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - The Pre-New Years Eve Edition2013-12-27 19:00:00135  
Yifat Cohen85,418METal is an exclusive gathering of and for dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the media, entertainment and technology space. Their events range from talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaboration in our community. *One time sneak-view into METal's private meetings* This week, Tim Sanders, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and former Yahoo! executive will be speaking about *Creating the Sale* The soul of this belief, comes from that creatives of all types have a passion for what they are doing because they are chasing the truth and doing “what’s right” with their lives. This is the fuel for their inventive thinking. They don’t deduce their way to the close, they create new worlds that bring everyone together. Much like a marketing executive or a software engineer, they bring their creativity to work everyday and find new joy in selling. *Many of us have one thing in common:* We are creative types trapped inside a body that is focused on a professional career, at this week’s COED METal, Featured speaker Tim Sanders will show us how to *become a creative sales genius.* Tim will show how the “funnel system” of sales is outdated, primal at this point in it’s assumptions. Each time we look at sales as a numbers game, we reduce people to statistics. That’s bad for our brand, future relationships and our sales-karma. This talk is perfect for any professional who faces a complicated sales process or an entrepreneur who is up against a high wall of resistance in selling his or her idea This week’s featured speaker is Best Selling Author Tim Sanders. Tim’s business expertise and deep research capabilities make him indispensable to some of the biggest brands in the world. He speaks for strong business relationships, both internal and external. *“Get them right,” he says, “and you’ll grow your business during good and bad times alike.”* Tim’s relevant point of view and reputation as a people expert makes him one of the most in demand keynote speakers on the conference and convention circuit. *ENTERTAINMENT* Enjoy the music of Freddie Ravel and Jhameel during this event. *Freddie Ravel* has two infectious passions: creating purpose-driven music and applying its proven effectiveness in helping entrepreneurs, businesses and corporations thrive. As an internationally-acclaimed Producer, Pianist, Presenter and Founder of the transformational engine BUSINESS HARMONICS® - an award-winning peak performance program and methodology to enhance leadership, collaboration and time management - Freddie brings an extensive track record of star power success in innovation, performance and product creation. Battlefy started as a league management platform that catered to micro-organizers like college eSports clubs. It quickly advanced into heavyweight territory when an independent game publisher with a zealous following approached Battlefy to run a world championship on its platform. Battlefy is making history by reacExclusive sneak view Hangout to Metal International's meeting2013-12-21 18:30:0087  
Wade Harman21,697Our first HOA for all of the members of the Relationship Marketing Community!  Not a member?  It's ok!  Come and join us this Friday as we do the meet and greet and get to know each other better!  I've got some cool topics to discuss with the panel too!Relationship Marketing Community HOA2013-12-21 00:00:0020  
Wade Harman21,697Join Myself, +Christine DeGraff & +Shannon Hernandez & +Shannon Lemos as we discuss different strategies that will help you build your relationships for your business online.  As you know, the closer people are to you, the more responsive they are to your content.  This week we'll be discussing the future relationships and the people that are watching you right now that you may not have a clue of!  How to consistently make an impression online, and what to do to always make an impression.  It's important to understand how you want people to see you. I'd like to thank my sponsor +Social Media Marketing University for allowing me to offer you this *FREE Gift* of one month in their _Inner Circle_ here: http://goo.gl/ncSASQ Every Monday, that’s FOUR TIMES PER MONTH, they have a live coaching webinar that you or a staff member can attend. Each coaching session covers specific up-to-date “what’s really working now” topics that will keep you far ahead of your competition, who simply don’t have access to this kind of up-to-date information outside of our exclusive Social Media Inner Circle.    - Want to know about the latest Facebook strategies that work?    - Want to know what to avoid on LinkedIn? Want to know which tools you can use to cut your social media time down to just a few minutes a day instead of hours?     -Want to know which tools to avoid like the plague!? The Social Media Inner Circle brings together the best of the best experts in each of FIVE key areas of Social Media. That means you can get the support and hand-holding you need to master ALL the skills needed to become successful from real experts. This is what the Social Media Inner Circle is solely designed to do. Get your free gift now! http://goo.gl/ncSASQRelationship Marketing Show #3- Building The Future Relationship2013-12-20 02:00:00122  
Eric Enge24,760*Want to Become a Social Media Rockstar?* There is so much to be gained by building a strong social media presence.  Yet how to you do it?  It is not simply given to you, you have to go out there and earn it. Here is the YouTube link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP7SZzVln-8 Please join +Marty Weintraub and I as we talk about how to do just that.  Watch the trailer for more info, or do it just for its amusement value. The #dmeshow  will air on Thursday December 19th at 3 PM ET (Boston time).  The live broadcast YouTube link will be posted here about 15 minutes before show time! Please feel free to share this event or invite others!How to Become a Social Media Rockstar2013-12-19 21:00:00222  
Best Buy603,971Best Buy's #LastMinuteGifts Google+ Shoppable Hangout2013-12-18 01:16:04281  
Ronnie Bincer115,066*So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?* If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. *Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.* If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now. As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0Ba We'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do *Limited Broadcasts* via _*Private HOAs*_ - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system. This means that every business/person has their own *Private Broadcasting Channel*... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! _The key is to know how to use the stuff properly_... this session will get you started. If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP === === #HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips   _Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ..._So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00394  
Jesse Wojdylo925,461Over the last few months I have noticed many people using Twitter to supplement Google+ or the other way around. I think there are some very effective strategies that can be used. This week we will get some of those strategies out on the table. All the information you need on Google Plus Chat is available here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/ In December of last year I really jumped on Twitter in a big way as I love the real time updates and the sports engagement. This has yet to come to Google+ so I spend my weekends chatting it up with college football and college basketball folks. While doing that I notice plenty of other awesome social media users that know and love the Google+ platform. This led me to these discussion questions: 1. How long have you been active on Twitter? 2. Do you use Twitter for pleasure or business? Or pain? 3. Do you auto post to Twitter? Do you post Google+ Posts? 4. How do you use Twitter to supplement Google+? 5. Mention some active Twitter users that may enjoy Google+ 6. Do you want a Google Plus Chat on Christmas Eve? Please join us for #googlepluschat  on Twitter every Tuesday at 2:00 pm est. We will discuss if there will be a Christmas Eve event or not. Either way, join us this week!Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-12-17 20:00:0053  
Dustin W. Stout53,534Bringing together 7 social media power houses, we'll be talking about the current state of social media and where we're headed in 2014. We'll be talking about the top social networks including: - Google+ - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest Guests include +Jeff Sieh, +Jenn Herman, +Jesse Wojdylo, +Mia Voss, +Mike Allton, +Stephan Hovnanian, and of course myself.  Add your questions to the event page now and we'll do our best to answer them throughout the event. And be sure to put your social pants on, because it should be a heck of a ride!  Event courtesy of +dustn.tv - dustn.tv.The State of Social Media 20142013-12-14 18:00:00188  
Yifat Cohen85,418*Let's see what a radio interview _looks_ like on a Hangout* +Larry King, +Simon Mainwaring, +Maria Quiban and now me! But this time - not just radio, but a Hangout with YOU! What can be better than that?!? I'll be talking Google+ and Hangouts for Business Rockstars with +Ken Rutkowski this Friday - *join us on a Hangout or call into the studio!* +Business Rockstars is a weekly show on KFWB, Talk 980 for ENTREPRENEURS by entrepreneurs. Every Monday through Friday, 2-4pm Ken Rutkowski connects the listener to some of the biggest names in business to share their experience and knowledge of entrepreneurship +Business Rockstars do not just create game-changing companies, they become a brand. Each show will introduce you to these Rockstars, their business experiences and amazing stories behind them. Ken Rutkowski has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week and has hosted technology radio shows on CNET, CBS and online. ------------------ #googouts   #businessrockstars   #gplusgotogal  Business Rockstars with Yifat Cohen2013-12-13 23:15:0089  
Jesse Wojdylo925,461+Rand Wilson will be joining me for a special Wojdylo Show this Friday. He recently wrote an article explaining everything he knows about SEO in 1068 words. There is much more about the event here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/wojdylo-show-special-guests/ If you want to get edumacated with a good laugh I would suggest checking out this 15 minute hangout. I promise it will be worth your time. #tws  Everything Rand Wilson Knows About SEO2013-12-13 19:00:0021  
Wade Harman21,697Join +Wade Harman  +Mike Allton   and +Mia Voss and my special guest host +Craig Fifield   as we discuss the value of building relationships online.  How to make that relationship stronger by taking the next step to concrete the connection.  We'll discuss how that affects the relationship and the positives that you can benefit from in taking the time to do it right! Relationship Marketing Hangout is proudly sponsored by +PicMonkey     All of your free image editing needs here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl   PicMonkey has allowed me to give a great freebie to the one's that attend this hangout so be sure to come by and learn about how you can start creating better images for you social media! Here's your free +PicMonkey gift for attending! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPRelationship Marketing- Taking The Next Step2013-12-13 02:00:00104  
Jesse Wojdylo925,461Google Glass and driving has been a very hot topic over the last several months. Please join the +Law Offices of David Azizi, +David Azizi and myself for a very special Hangout on Air discussing the legal issues surrounding Google Glass and driving. If you have considered driving with Google Glass in the state of California you will want to watch this Hangout on Air. Much more on the topic here: http://www.davidazizipersonalinjury.com/blog/google-glass-legal-wear-driving-california/ Thanks to +Brian Gundersen and +Isaac Porter, MD for the previous research used. #throughglass   #glasswhiledriving  Is Google Glass Legal to Wear While Driving in California?2013-12-12 04:30:0027  
Wade Harman21,697Join +Wade Harman in his show *Relationship Marketing*!  The very first show in a weekly series I will be doing.  My first guests will be +Mark Traphagen and +Eli Fennell, and we'll be discussing how to build relationships with that influential person and what it's like from both sides.  Come and join us as we talk about different strategies that will help you cultivate relationships out of basic connections! Sponsored by +Discover North Carolina and +The Mast Farm Inn, visit http://goo.gl/E8AFR for more information on your vacation to North Carolina! #hangouts   #hangoutsonair  Relationship Marketing2013-12-06 02:00:00155  
Eric Enge24,760All this buzz about content marketing must be there for some reason, right?  You bet!  At 3 PM ET (Boston time) next Thursday (12/5/13) on the DME Show I will be interviewing +Brian Clark the CEO of Copyblogger.  He has been doing content marketing from the very beginning.  He never fell into any SEO traps, and his business has thrived. The live YouTube Link will be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPX1LVQ_PT8 Please join us for the show, please share it with others, and please invite others.  Do all three!  This should be a fantastic discussion.Content Marketing is King, No, Really2013-12-05 21:00:00234  
Jesse Wojdylo925,461Google+ comments being integrated into YouTube has been the "talk of the town" for the last 72 hours. We will be discussing how this affects YouTube channels. We will also discuss how it can be helpful to grow an audience. As always, the questions and information about #googlepluschat  is located here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/ If you are new to #googlepluschat  please feel free to reach out to me and I can help you join and watch the conversation. There are many that consume the content from afar as they simply watch. This is possible with the TWUBS tool we use. Once again, feel free to reach out to myself, @107290419352782290509 or @105076725141939280120 for more information on getting involved with #googlepluschat . Here are the questions in text format: 1. Introduce yourself, where you are from and what you do 2. Do you have an active YouTube channel? What is it? 3. Where do you watch most of your YouTube videos? Mobile? Desktop? Tablet? 4. Have you commented more with the Google+ integration? 5. What are ways users can build an audience through YouTube with Google+ comments? 6. Are Google+ comments for YouTube a bad thing? Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 pm est for a fun and exciting conversation. #googlepluschat  Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-11-12 20:00:0025  
Google+12,243,477The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033721  
Ronnie Bincer115,066I rarely use this "On Air" option for events... I'm trying to see if people I invite can be added to the guest list, and say Yes, No, Maybe, etc. to this invitation. I thought they could but a fellow G+er thinks that maybe they can't, so here we go! Can you help out by asking fellow testers (via the *Invite more people* button) to join in for a bit and get added to the guest list? You can say "yes" or "no" or "maybe" yourself too! Thanks for helping... it may help me with one more issue re. the Events tool as I continue my research on how all its bits and pieces function as I prep my eBook on this topic.This is a TEST of the 'On Air Event' functions, it is only a test ;-)2013-03-02 07:00:0066  
Ronnie Bincer115,066*Come Join in the Int'l Talk Like a Pirate Day Hangout...* Put on yer Pirate Hat (via Google Effects)... and say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ Upload yer favorite photos and Videos to commemorate the day. Inspired by this site: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ I set up a *Hangout that lasts all day...* join in the merriment. Invite yer friends & mates, share and share alike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbZxMTG92I Use these Blue link videos to spice up your comments (right/ctrl-click on them, copy/paste into the comments in the event and elsewhere on Google+): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-iiJ0lVscI  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbZxMTG92I I'll be in and out all day... *Carry on without me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ ...* #TalkLikeAPirateDay   #InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay  International Talk Like a Pirate Day! ...join in Arrgh!2012-09-19 08:00:0017  

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2016-01-28 15:15:21 (34 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Sanders Camp Wary of Microsoft Caucus Software

Members of the Bernie Sanders Primary Campaign are concerned about the impartiality of Iowa Caucus results because of Microsoft's involvement in the process.

The Redmond Tech Titan is providing a software platform for managing and tabulating caucus results. This has struck some in the Sanders Campaign as eerily reminiscent of Diebold's voting machines in 2004, which some people believe helped elect George W. Bush to his second term in office. Microsoft insists they have no nefarious agenda and simply wish to provide impartial tools for aiding the process.

The campaign has developed its own tools for checking the validity of the caucus results, so it seems unlikely this will emerge as a legitimate issue in the outcome of the election.

#Election2016 #DemPrimary

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2016-01-29 23:00:05 (25 comments; 26 reshares; 220 +1s)Open 

There should also be a little red button, and when the passenger gets too close to it, tell them, "Never push the little red button."

#Punked

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2016-01-29 23:00:05 (25 comments; 26 reshares; 220 +1s)Open 

There should also be a little red button, and when the passenger gets too close to it, tell them, "Never push the little red button."

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Neuroscience by +Neuroscience News is a Collection that features some of the best articles about neuroscience from neurosciencenews.com. If you're into the science of the human brain, they're a great resource to learn about the latest theories and research findings in the field.

#BestGooglePlusCollections #ScienceNews #Neuroscience

Neuroscience by +Neuroscience News is a Collection that features some of the best articles about neuroscience from neurosciencenews.com. If you're into the science of the human brain, they're a great resource to learn about the latest theories and research findings in the field.

#BestGooglePlusCollections #ScienceNews #Neuroscience___

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2016-02-10 18:00:06 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Rabbit Brain Successfully Survives Cryopreservation
 
A rabbit brain has become the first whole mammalian brain to undergo cryopreservation and be successfully restored therefrom.  The new technique, pioneered by researchers at 21st Century Medicine (21CM), succeeds where previous techniques have failed, by preserving all the important brain structures and components associated with memory and learning both during preservation and after thawing the brain out again.
 
This brings renewed plausibility to the idea of cryopreserving human brains for successful reanimation of the person at a later time (e.g. when their disease has been cured, a new body cloned for them, etc...).  What was once science fiction may soon be science fact, and it may soon become less a matter of whether this is possible than whether (and under what conditions) it should be ethically permissible toallo... more »

Rabbit Brain Successfully Survives Cryopreservation
 
A rabbit brain has become the first whole mammalian brain to undergo cryopreservation and be successfully restored therefrom.  The new technique, pioneered by researchers at 21st Century Medicine (21CM), succeeds where previous techniques have failed, by preserving all the important brain structures and components associated with memory and learning both during preservation and after thawing the brain out again.
 
This brings renewed plausibility to the idea of cryopreserving human brains for successful reanimation of the person at a later time (e.g. when their disease has been cured, a new body cloned for them, etc...).  What was once science fiction may soon be science fact, and it may soon become less a matter of whether this is possible than whether (and under what conditions) it should be ethically permissible to allow such medical reanimation.
 
#BlindMeWithScience #Immortality #Cryogenics___

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2016-02-10 17:00:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Is Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline A Winning Idea, After All?

Twitter will be introducing a new way of sorting Tweets algorithmically, instead of Chronologically. In fact, they've already been been testing it as an opt-in feature (http://goo.gl/71VJhZ).

A lot of people think this is the doom of Twitter, a sign that the company doesn't know its own strengths and will kill their care value proposition in the pursuit of becoming another failed Facebook Clone.

+Mark Traphagen, on the other hand, makes a good argument in the following article that an optional (easily reversible) algorithmic Timeline could become the norm for new and casual users, while retaining chronological Timelines for those power users who most benefit from it. If successful, this feature could help retain new users, bring back former users, and increase engagement among casual users, all... more »

UPDATE: Original linked post now updated to include my reactions to statements late today by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter nearly burst into flames last night with Buzzfeed's announcement that the network may introduce an algorithmic news feed within the next week.

In this post I step out on a limb and explain why I think this might be the first good move Twitter has made in a long time.

(And if you want to help a fellow out, we'd love to see this post get some attention on the current trending hashtag ‪#‎RIPTwitter‬. So we'd love it if you have a Twitter account and would retweet it. You'll find the tweet at http://twitter.com/marktraphagen/status/696021745308934144)___Is Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline A Winning Idea, After All?

Twitter will be introducing a new way of sorting Tweets algorithmically, instead of Chronologically. In fact, they've already been been testing it as an opt-in feature (http://goo.gl/71VJhZ).

A lot of people think this is the doom of Twitter, a sign that the company doesn't know its own strengths and will kill their care value proposition in the pursuit of becoming another failed Facebook Clone.

+Mark Traphagen, on the other hand, makes a good argument in the following article that an optional (easily reversible) algorithmic Timeline could become the norm for new and casual users, while retaining chronological Timelines for those power users who most benefit from it. If successful, this feature could help retain new users, bring back former users, and increase engagement among casual users, all of which Twitter would benefit from.

What do you think? Can Twitter balance the needs of more casual users with the existing habits of its power users?

#SocialMedia #RIPTwitter

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2016-02-10 16:15:04 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Politwoops U.S. Returns

Politwoops launched in 2012 as a way to track and make the public aware of deleted Tweets by politicians and other public figures. Last year, in an ill fated decision, Twitter cut off their access, a move which further strained their damaged relationship with developers.

Now, however, with a little help from an apologetic Twitter along with Access Now and Open State Foundation, Politwoops is up and running again, helping U.S. citizens and voters to hold elected officials and candidates accountable for the things they say on social media.

#Twitter #Censorship #Politwoops

Politwoops U.S. Returns

Politwoops launched in 2012 as a way to track and make the public aware of deleted Tweets by politicians and other public figures. Last year, in an ill fated decision, Twitter cut off their access, a move which further strained their damaged relationship with developers.

Now, however, with a little help from an apologetic Twitter along with Access Now and Open State Foundation, Politwoops is up and running again, helping U.S. citizens and voters to hold elected officials and candidates accountable for the things they say on social media.

#Twitter #Censorship #Politwoops___

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2016-02-10 15:00:05 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 93 +1s)Open 

U.S. Government Classifies 'Driverless Car' Systems As 'Drivers'

Google and other companies working on the development of driverless (or 'autonomous') motor vehicles have scored a big symbolic victory, as the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of the U.S. Government has ruled that self-driving systems can be classified as 'drivers', thus potentially opening the door to mass production of such technology for consumers.

This should also help inform states making their decisions about approving driverless vehicle technology going forward, such as California where recently they ruled (contrary to the NHTSA ruling) that driverless cars needed to include a seat with standard position and controls for a human driver.

Google and other companies have argued that requiring such seats and controls would actually make the vehicle... more »

U.S. Government Classifies 'Driverless Car' Systems As 'Drivers'

Google and other companies working on the development of driverless (or 'autonomous') motor vehicles have scored a big symbolic victory, as the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of the U.S. Government has ruled that self-driving systems can be classified as 'drivers', thus potentially opening the door to mass production of such technology for consumers.

This should also help inform states making their decisions about approving driverless vehicle technology going forward, such as California where recently they ruled (contrary to the NHTSA ruling) that driverless cars needed to include a seat with standard position and controls for a human driver.

Google and other companies have argued that requiring such seats and controls would actually make the vehicle less safe, as human drivers could override the driverless control system at inopportune moments. Statistics to-date would seem to confirm that, more often than not, the driverless system will make safer decisions on the road than human drivers do.

While this ruling doesn't address all of these issues as yet, it does argue against restricting the definition of a driver to a human occupant and against requiring vehicles to accommodate human drivers.

#AutonomousVehicles #SelfDrivingCars #DriverlessCars___

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2016-02-10 13:45:07 (14 comments; 4 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

That is impressive!

via +Mahram Z. Foadi​

#ISeeDeadPeople

___That is impressive!

via +Mahram Z. Foadi​

#ISeeDeadPeople

2016-02-10 02:18:39 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

There was no real headline ending tonight in New Hampshire, but don't be surprised that the media will invent as many as possible anyways. The real headline just wouldn't sound as sexy:

"Two guys who everyone expected to win, one of whom was practically a native, won as predicted in one of the whitest, least representative states in the country that in no way predicts who will win the nomination."

Like I said, the real headline wouldn't be very sexy.

#Election2016

There was no real headline ending tonight in New Hampshire, but don't be surprised that the media will invent as many as possible anyways. The real headline just wouldn't sound as sexy:

"Two guys who everyone expected to win, one of whom was practically a native, won as predicted in one of the whitest, least representative states in the country that in no way predicts who will win the nomination."

Like I said, the real headline wouldn't be very sexy.

#Election2016___

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2016-02-09 16:15:45 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Don't Trust The Polls (Especially In New Hampshire)

#NewsFlash #Election2016

Don't Trust The Polls (Especially In New Hampshire)

#NewsFlash #Election2016___

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2016-02-09 14:30:13 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Florida Man Arrested For 'Paying' Fast Food Bill With Alligator

A Florida man was arrested for ordering from a Wendy's and then throwing a 3 1/2 foot alligator through the drive-thru window.

The suspect, a 23-year old Royal Palm Beach resident named Joshua James, was described by his mother as a 'prankster', which might be the understatement of the 21st Century.

In terms of subtlety, throwing an alligator at someone displays all of the razor wit of punching someone with their own fist while shouting, "Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!" Mark Twain he is not.

As an indication of how rare this sort of thing is even by Florida standards, the crime took place last October and he is only now being charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator.

His mother also seems... more »

When an alligator becomes a weapon.___Florida Man Arrested For 'Paying' Fast Food Bill With Alligator

A Florida man was arrested for ordering from a Wendy's and then throwing a 3 1/2 foot alligator through the drive-thru window.

The suspect, a 23-year old Royal Palm Beach resident named Joshua James, was described by his mother as a 'prankster', which might be the understatement of the 21st Century.

In terms of subtlety, throwing an alligator at someone displays all of the razor wit of punching someone with their own fist while shouting, "Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!" Mark Twain he is not.

As an indication of how rare this sort of thing is even by Florida standards, the crime took place last October and he is only now being charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator.

His mother also seems to think this was a harmless prank and shouldn't be a criminal matter, to judge by her statements to the press. While blaming a criminal's mother may be cliche, I think in this case it may also be a fair point. Alligator-based pranks seem like an obvious cry for attention from authority figures. Florida has no monopoly on poor parenting, unfortunately, but we do have a virtual lock on gator shennanigans.

#FloridaMan #OnlyInFlorida

2016-02-08 18:30:09 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

If you're interested in General Tech news, Technology: Everything tech related by +Derek Ross of +Phandroid is one of the best to Follow on Google+. He covers a broad range of technology related news in this Collection, such as Google, Microsoft, Driverless Cars, Browsers, Programming, and more.

As good as the Posts he shares are his conversational strengths, deep knowledge, and playful sense of humor and lightheartedness.

It is truly one of the 'Best Collections' on Google+ by one of its best users. Enjoy!

#BestGooglePlusCollections #Collections #Technology

If you're interested in General Tech news, Technology: Everything tech related by +Derek Ross of +Phandroid is one of the best to Follow on Google+. He covers a broad range of technology related news in this Collection, such as Google, Microsoft, Driverless Cars, Browsers, Programming, and more.

As good as the Posts he shares are his conversational strengths, deep knowledge, and playful sense of humor and lightheartedness.

It is truly one of the 'Best Collections' on Google+ by one of its best users. Enjoy!

#BestGooglePlusCollections #Collections #Technology___

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2016-02-08 15:35:06 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Free Basics By Facebook Permanently Banned In India

Indian regulators recently temporarily banned Facebook's Free Basics, a walled garden 'Zero Rated' (i.e. the data costs were paid for by Facebook so the user didn't pay anything) service providing a wholly Facebook controlled 'Light' version of the internet. Previously known as Internet.org, a name which even more blatantly deceived the user about what they were getting from the service (which is anything but access to the full world wide web or app ecosystem), Mark Zuckerberg himself falsely portrayed the service as some sort of charity.

Unfortunately for him, Indian regulators saw it for what it was: a violation of net neutrality bankrolled by Facebook itself despite their support for net neutrality in other contexts where it suits their purpose to do so. They were not swayed by this false piety of... more »

Free Basics By Facebook Permanently Banned In India

Indian regulators recently temporarily banned Facebook's Free Basics, a walled garden 'Zero Rated' (i.e. the data costs were paid for by Facebook so the user didn't pay anything) service providing a wholly Facebook controlled 'Light' version of the internet. Previously known as Internet.org, a name which even more blatantly deceived the user about what they were getting from the service (which is anything but access to the full world wide web or app ecosystem), Mark Zuckerberg himself falsely portrayed the service as some sort of charity.

Unfortunately for him, Indian regulators saw it for what it was: a violation of net neutrality bankrolled by Facebook itself despite their support for net neutrality in other contexts where it suits their purpose to do so. They were not swayed by this false piety of positioning it as charity in the slightest.

Not only have the regulators now permanently banned the service in its current form, but along with it any and all such Zero Rated schemes.

As other companies like Google and Microsoft are proving, helping give people free or cheap access to the full internet ecosystem (through initiatives like Project Loon) can be good for business without also trying to slip a corporate-controlled version of the internet past people like some 21st Century Trojan Horse. The chance the users will choose to use your services if they can is good enough, without blocking or hobbling competing services in the process.

#FreeBasics #NetNeutrality___

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2016-02-08 14:30:17 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

I'm not even sure this is a joke. The timing is just too perfect.

#Apple #iPhone #Error53

I'm not even sure this is a joke. The timing is just too perfect.

#Apple #iPhone #Error53___

2016-02-08 01:15:38 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

I don't really have anything invested in this Superbowl since I'm not a fan of either team, so I'm just going to root retroactively for whichever team scores the most points. That way, I can celebrate either way.

#Superbowl50

I don't really have anything invested in this Superbowl since I'm not a fan of either team, so I'm just going to root retroactively for whichever team scores the most points. That way, I can celebrate either way.

#Superbowl50___

2016-02-08 01:00:07 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

The Best Google+ Collections

Welcome, fellow Google+ user! One of the most common questions Google+ users have is how to find great stuff to Follow on this network. One great way is to follow Collections, groups of Posts by Google+ users about a topic or theme they're passionate about. This Collection is an attempt to help you find some of the best Collections on Google+

If you're Following this Collection but not Following my Profile (which you can Follow at https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell/) or any of my other Collections, please consider following some of my other Collections.

To find out more about Google+ and how to get the most out of it, you may enjoy Following Just Google+ Stuff (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IcoAm), embedded in this Post.


If you're into social networking and social media, I recommend:... more »

The Best Google+ Collections

Welcome, fellow Google+ user! One of the most common questions Google+ users have is how to find great stuff to Follow on this network. One great way is to follow Collections, groups of Posts by Google+ users about a topic or theme they're passionate about. This Collection is an attempt to help you find some of the best Collections on Google+

If you're Following this Collection but not Following my Profile (which you can Follow at https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell/) or any of my other Collections, please consider following some of my other Collections.

To find out more about Google+ and how to get the most out of it, you may enjoy Following Just Google+ Stuff (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IcoAm), embedded in this Post.


If you're into social networking and social media, I recommend:

Social Media
News, Tips, and Analysis About Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and More
https://plus.google.com/collection/Y84gI

Digital Marketing
News, Tips, and Insights for Modern Marketers
https://plus.google.com/collection/AvLha

Internet Marketing Blog
All of My Original Blog Posts About Internet Marketing
https://plus.google.com/collection/Q_3QI


For more about marketing, see:

SEO & SEM
News, Tips, & Advice About Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing
https://plus.google.com/collection/wqmha

Branding
https://plus.google.com/collection/YjFha

(NEW) Blunt Marketing Tips
Can You Handle the Truth?
https://plus.google.com/collection/UYupGB


For technology-related Posts, please consider following:

Technology Blog
All of My Original Blog Posts About Technology
https://plus.google.com/collection/Y61Pa

Technology
News, Analysis, Tips, and More About Tech
https://plus.google.com/collection/oR5gI

Search Engines and Virtual Assistants
All About Google, Bing, Google Now, Siri, Cortana, etc...
https://plus.google.com/collection/YgMha

Digital Privacy, Security, and Censorship
Because Your Privacy and Security Matter
https://plus.google.com/collection/QDpha


If you're a fan of science, you might enjoy:

Blind Me with Science
For Science News and Analysis
https://plus.google.com/collection/A863b


For a good laugh, add these Collections:

Humor
A Day Without Laughter Is Wasted
https://plus.google.com/collection/Ak--V

My Memes
https://plus.google.com/collection/I4lha

My Downfall Memes
Because It Never Gets Old (Yet)
https://plus.google.com/collection/0kdPa

Wacky Tech Predictions
My Annual Satire About Tech in the Coming Year
https://plus.google.com/collection/ANFOa

Wacky Marketing Predictions
My Annual Satire About Marketing in the Coming Year
https://plus.google.com/collection/YWsOa


If you fly your geek colors with pride, check out:

Geeking Out
https://plus.google.com/collection/0f19Z


If you like philosophy and profundity:

Deep Thoughts
https://plus.google.com/collection/80-vb


And if you want to hear me rant:

Soapbox Worthy Moments
https://plus.google.com/collection/8fsvb


View All My Posts and Collections: https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell/

Remember: you can subscribe to receive Notifications from any Collection by tapping the bell on mobile, or clicking the Notification option from the overflow menu (the three dots in the upper right of the Collection image) on the web, so you won't have to miss a single update if you don't want to (and you can just as easily turn them off later, if you change your mind).

Enjoy your Streams, fellow Plussers!

~ +Eli Fennell, http://elifennell.com/

P.S. - Feel free to Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, (@eli_fennell), LinkedIn, Pinterest, ETER9, Tumblr, and YouTube. Links available in 'About Me'.___

2016-02-08 00:29:14 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

To give her credit: Lady Gaga's performance of the National Anthem was good. However, I think we're all, if we're honest, just glad on some level that she did it properly and didn't turn it into a Gaga-esque celebration of her own terminal uniqueness like she does most things. Good on her, because more than a few singers over the years have dinged their own reputations by making the anthem about them instead of patriotism.

#Superbowl50

To give her credit: Lady Gaga's performance of the National Anthem was good. However, I think we're all, if we're honest, just glad on some level that she did it properly and didn't turn it into a Gaga-esque celebration of her own terminal uniqueness like she does most things. Good on her, because more than a few singers over the years have dinged their own reputations by making the anthem about them instead of patriotism.

#Superbowl50___

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2016-02-07 23:30:13 (15 comments; 3 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

I take the Superbowl very, very seriously.

#Superbowl50

I take the Superbowl very, very seriously.

#Superbowl50___

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2016-02-07 00:30:07 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

Cryptids Are Doing It For Themselves

#Bigfoot #Nessie

For my crazies. Merry weekend to you all.___Cryptids Are Doing It For Themselves

#Bigfoot #Nessie

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2016-02-06 23:30:37 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

How It Should Have Ended - Super Heroes

+How It Should Have Ended is a YouTube Channel that takes a satirical look at how movies, video games, and other popular media 'should have ended', as explored though the medium of cartoons, legos, etc...

My favorite of their playlists are all about superhero movies. Most begin or end in the 'Superhero Café', where Superman, Batman, and sometimes other heroes (the Avengers, Spiderman, even Doctor Who) sit around a table discussing their adventures and movies and generally joking around and chatting with each other. There is also a 'Villain Pub' where the villains discuss their plans and make fun of the heroes who oppose them.

Whether you love or hate superhero movies, you'll enjoy these.

#TopYouTubePlaylists #HowItShouldHaveEnded #HISHE

How It Should Have Ended - Super Heroes

+How It Should Have Ended is a YouTube Channel that takes a satirical look at how movies, video games, and other popular media 'should have ended', as explored though the medium of cartoons, legos, etc...

My favorite of their playlists are all about superhero movies. Most begin or end in the 'Superhero Café', where Superman, Batman, and sometimes other heroes (the Avengers, Spiderman, even Doctor Who) sit around a table discussing their adventures and movies and generally joking around and chatting with each other. There is also a 'Villain Pub' where the villains discuss their plans and make fun of the heroes who oppose them.

Whether you love or hate superhero movies, you'll enjoy these.

#TopYouTubePlaylists #HowItShouldHaveEnded #HISHE___

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2016-02-06 18:05:27 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Twitter's Communication Breakdown

via +Ann Smarty on Facebook. h/t +Mark Traphagen

#SocialMedia

Twitter's Communication Breakdown

via +Ann Smarty on Facebook. h/t +Mark Traphagen

#SocialMedia___

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2016-02-06 01:10:29 (17 comments; 5 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Snyder's right, if you read the Superman comics, Man of Steel wasn't at all shocking. If you want to see rampant destruction of Metropolis while Superman battles a Kryptonian foe, read The Death of Superman comics.

What people are mistaking for canonical Superman were the campy, low budget, clearly 80's-ish Christopher Reeves movies made not to upset 2-year olds. Those movies actually sucked, frankly, and I doubt many people complaining are honestly remembering them.

Super battles = Super destruction. If no one can die, there is no tension.

Snyder's right, if you read the Superman comics, Man of Steel wasn't at all shocking. If you want to see rampant destruction of Metropolis while Superman battles a Kryptonian foe, read The Death of Superman comics.

What people are mistaking for canonical Superman were the campy, low budget, clearly 80's-ish Christopher Reeves movies made not to upset 2-year olds. Those movies actually sucked, frankly, and I doubt many people complaining are honestly remembering them.

Super battles = Super destruction. If no one can die, there is no tension.___

2016-02-06 00:13:21 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

To paraphrase an internet meme:

"People who feel safer voting for a candidate who promises them unachievable ideals than a candidate who promises to preserve and make incremental gains on progress already achieved don't yet have a fully adult concept of politics."

Take that as you choose.

Oh, and vote for me in 2020, when I will promise free ice cream for breakfast for everyone! Don't worry how I'll pay for it... we'll just tax the rich, or something.

#Election2016

To paraphrase an internet meme:

"People who feel safer voting for a candidate who promises them unachievable ideals than a candidate who promises to preserve and make incremental gains on progress already achieved don't yet have a fully adult concept of politics."

Take that as you choose.

Oh, and vote for me in 2020, when I will promise free ice cream for breakfast for everyone! Don't worry how I'll pay for it... we'll just tax the rich, or something.

#Election2016___

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2016-02-05 15:30:33 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 139 +1s)Open 

Samsung Ad Blocking Partner App Removed From Google Play Store

Samsung recently debuted an ad blocking API for their internet browser, in a more-or-less direct answer to Apple's ad blocking for iOS. While Samsung following Apple's lead rather shamelessly is nothing new (Samsung in many ways functions deliberately as if they were a White Label or Store Brand alternative to Apple, the Fruit-E-O's to Apple's Fruit loops), the company apparently forgot they're not, in fact, Apple.

I could mean a lot of things by that, but in this case what I mean is that they forgot they're just licensing Google's Android, they don't own it as Apple owns iOS. Although Android is Open Source, Google maintains some level of control if you wish to be able to preinstall Google's apps such as Search, YouTube, Gmail, and the Play Store. This includes a set of... more »

Samsung Ad Blocking Partner App Removed From Google Play Store

Samsung recently debuted an ad blocking API for their internet browser, in a more-or-less direct answer to Apple's ad blocking for iOS. While Samsung following Apple's lead rather shamelessly is nothing new (Samsung in many ways functions deliberately as if they were a White Label or Store Brand alternative to Apple, the Fruit-E-O's to Apple's Fruit loops), the company apparently forgot they're not, in fact, Apple.

I could mean a lot of things by that, but in this case what I mean is that they forgot they're just licensing Google's Android, they don't own it as Apple owns iOS. Although Android is Open Source, Google maintains some level of control if you wish to be able to preinstall Google's apps such as Search, YouTube, Gmail, and the Play Store. This includes a set of Developer Policies all apps must abide by. These include not 'forking' the development ecosystem or interfering with the behavior of other apps (including any interference with the proper loading and behavior of web pages in other apps).

Samsung's API is in itself not a violation of these Developer Policies, but their launch partner involves a separate app (as, in general, will any present or future partners), previously available in the Play Store, that does violate these policies. You can build an ad blocking web browser for Android (several do exist, in fact), but not if it requires separate apps to block browser ads.

In no way should this have surprised Samsung or their launch partner, as the AdBlock Plus app for Android suffered an identical fate, and could only return after being suitably changed to conform to these policies.

While Samsung tries to act like they own Android, and even to pretend Google has nothing to do with it (it isn't unusual to find Samsung avoiding any possible mention of Android or Google when discussing their Play Store supported devices), this is a solid reminder that the company is merely building devices to run other people's software. Their own lackluster history with software further reinforces this fact.

That said, and while Google's policy on this ultimately makes a lot of sense (for security, if nothing else, or to ensure that one app can't damage the user experience of other apps, possibly even by tricking or misleading or confusing the user about its behavior), the Search Giant will never convince people that their restriction of most ad blockers on Android isn't self-serving and based on profit considerations.

Therefore, Google should quickly follow this with some announcement opening up new avenues for ad blocking. The mere allowance of ad blocking extensions for Chrome for Android, which would bring it in line with Chrome for PC's and Chrome OS where such extensions are readily available, would go a long way to alleviate concerns.

To be fair, Samsung could easily have done just that: opened their browser to ad blocking extensions, which wouldn't require a separate app and therefore not violate the rules they agreed to follow to partner with Google. But this is Samsung, the company that rather than update their own insecure apps, patches Android itself to fix those broken apps; they always seem to have their priorities and approach entirely backwards to what any good developer would recommend.

#Samsung #Android #AdBlocking___

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2016-02-03 23:30:13 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Facebook Censors Shut Down New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pages

Medical marijuana is legal in dozens of States of the U.S., including New Jersey. But that didn't stop Facebook from shutting down Pages for legal New Jersey Medical Marijuana dispensaries.

Before you rush to defend Facebook's right not to host 'drug related' Pages, I'd point out that not only does Facebook allow alcohol related Pages, but even major tobacco companies and cigarette brands (who are generally prohibited from advertising in most pre-internet advertising media forms, and would probably be banned from social media had settlements with the government happened post-Facebook).

Why do I bother wasting my breath when I know that everyone who both uses Facebook and supports medical marijuana will just complain about this and then keep on using Facebook? Because even... more »

Facebook Censors Shut Down New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pages

Medical marijuana is legal in dozens of States of the U.S., including New Jersey. But that didn't stop Facebook from shutting down Pages for legal New Jersey Medical Marijuana dispensaries.

Before you rush to defend Facebook's right not to host 'drug related' Pages, I'd point out that not only does Facebook allow alcohol related Pages, but even major tobacco companies and cigarette brands (who are generally prohibited from advertising in most pre-internet advertising media forms, and would probably be banned from social media had settlements with the government happened post-Facebook).

Why do I bother wasting my breath when I know that everyone who both uses Facebook and supports medical marijuana will just complain about this and then keep on using Facebook? Because even Facebook will eventually go too far, and it is my hope that little by little people will wake up to the dangerous, philosophically/legally/politically ambiguous, and utterly arbitrary rules of Facebook's Censors, whose power to censor the web is more dangerous than any other censorship force in the history of this world, as its policies rarely have to agree even remotely with the laws of the places where they operate and can be changed arbitrarily at any moment.

#SocialMedia #MedicalMarijuana #Censorship___

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2016-02-03 23:05:51 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Rick Santorum Drops GOP Nomination Bid

The world's in trouble
There's no communication
And everyone can say
What they want to say
It never gets better anyway
So why should I care
About a bad reputation anyway

#GOPPrimary #Election2016

Rick Santorum Drops GOP Nomination Bid

The world's in trouble
There's no communication
And everyone can say
What they want to say
It never gets better anyway
So why should I care
About a bad reputation anyway

#GOPPrimary #Election2016___

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2016-02-03 15:35:08 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Rand Paul Suspends GOP Primary Race

A few more days and the trouble will end,
In the field where sugar-canes may grow.
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night.

#NewsFlash #GOPPrimary #Election2016



Rand Paul Suspends GOP Primary Race

A few more days and the trouble will end,
In the field where sugar-canes may grow.
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night.

#NewsFlash #GOPPrimary #Election2016

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2016-02-02 15:30:31 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Clinton Campaign Used Big Data To Call Their Iowa Victory?

Something astonishing, perhaps unprecedented in American politics happened last night in the Iowa Caucus: the Hillary Clinton campaign declared victory over Bernie Sanders some 4-hours before any news outlet agreed with them.

Watching the journalists react to this declaration of victory, the universal sense among them at the time was confusion, even openly questioning if it was a tactic, a bluff, of some creative spinning of delegate math (i.e. early speculation suggested maybe they were factoring superdelegates into their victory claim). Many openly suggested she would regret it, that it would become 'Dewey Defeats Truman' 2.0.

We know now that their campaign was right. She won, without any superdelegate math necessary to the equation. That no news organization was willing to declare it for her... more »

Campaign Caucus Math? There's An App For That!

Within a few short hours, Iowans will be able to cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation Republican and Democratic Caucus. The vast majority, however, will not. Why? Because a caucus isn't like other elections. It's actually kind of insane.

On the one hand, Iowa is a proportional allotment contest, meaning whoever 'wins' will gain the most delegates, but other candidates will receive delegates proportional to their vote share (in theory), if they meet a minimum threshold.

More importantly, a caucus isn't like a primary where voters go to a polling location, walk into a booth, cast a secret vote, and leave. The Democratic Caucus, in fact, doesn't allow for a secret ballot at all. Instead, voters will spend hours at a location they may have to drive some way to get to where they will be subjected to a process before even getting to vote.

When they do vote, they will literally move in groups to corners of the caucus center devoted to voters for those candidates. Candidates who don't make the 15% threshold in a precinct will have an opportunity to pick up supporters from other candidates and, failing that, will be freed up to be persuaded to vote for one of the other candidates. Delegate allotment is also a precinct driven process, meaning that winning numerically large victories in major population areas can be worth less than cobbling together many numerically smaller victories in less populous precincts.

The process is like a fossil of 19th Century Party Politics and heavily rewards a strong organizational 'ground game' for turning out voters and working the precincts to the advantage of their candidate. As the candidate with the strongest organizational presence in the state, the Hillary Clinton campaign has taken an innovative step to help their precinct captains: a custom app to help them do delegate math on-the-fly.

One way this might be used, ironically, might be to help Martin O'Malley pick up delegates. In some precincts, it may turn out that Hillary Clinton can block Sanders from gaining delegates by picking off freed up O'Malley delegates by instead sacrificing some of the former Secretary of State's supporters to push them above the threshold. Quite possibly, O'Malley will get more delegates this way than he gets entirely from his own supporters.

This strategy is old hat. Obama used it, even going as far as to strike a secret deal with another campaign to similarly bolster them in strategic precincts. John Kerry used the tactic in 2004, as well. Indeed, someone has probably at least considered this tactic in every Iowa Caucus for as long as this has been part of the process.

Ironically the dense rules of the caucus and its bizarre structure, intended to give disproportionate influence over the outcome to campaigners and organizers with intimate local knowledge of Iowa Precincts, also yields itself nicely to the sort of 'Big Data' approaches modern campaigns increasingly depend on.

#DemPrimary #Election2016 #MobileApps___Clinton Campaign Used Big Data To Call Their Iowa Victory?

Something astonishing, perhaps unprecedented in American politics happened last night in the Iowa Caucus: the Hillary Clinton campaign declared victory over Bernie Sanders some 4-hours before any news outlet agreed with them.

Watching the journalists react to this declaration of victory, the universal sense among them at the time was confusion, even openly questioning if it was a tactic, a bluff, of some creative spinning of delegate math (i.e. early speculation suggested maybe they were factoring superdelegates into their victory claim). Many openly suggested she would regret it, that it would become 'Dewey Defeats Truman' 2.0.

We know now that their campaign was right. She won, without any superdelegate math necessary to the equation. That no news organization was willing to declare it for her when she did probably kept her from declaring outright victory in her speech, but nonetheless their confidence clearly paid off.

So what was the secret to this prescience on the part of the campaign? As the shared Post below explains, the Hillary Clinton Iowa Campaign displayed a mastery of Technology and Big Data. Their precinct captains were able to relay, via a custom app, the delegate math outcomes, which the Clinton Campaign no doubt quintuple-checked for accuracy before announcing they would claim victory.

With Technology and Big Data becoming central to modern political campaigning, this will probably not be the last time we see a candidate confidently proclaim victory before the news media catches on... in fact, it happened twice last night, as the Ted Cruz campaign similarly projected a confident prediction of victory well before the media called it for him.

In the future, it may become normal for campaigns to predict the outcomes of votes before the media catches on. This is a huge, game changing, and almost criminally underreported aspect of the outcome of the Iowa Caucus.

#BigData #Election2016

2016-02-02 03:28:36 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

MSNBC calls +Ted Cruz​ the winner of the Republican Iowa Caucus.

#NewsFlash #GOPPrimary #Election2016

MSNBC calls +Ted Cruz​ the winner of the Republican Iowa Caucus.

#NewsFlash #GOPPrimary #Election2016___

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2016-02-01 22:30:45 (6 comments; 17 reshares; 186 +1s)Open 

Campaign Caucus Math? There's An App For That!

Within a few short hours, Iowans will be able to cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation Republican and Democratic Caucus. The vast majority, however, will not. Why? Because a caucus isn't like other elections. It's actually kind of insane.

On the one hand, Iowa is a proportional allotment contest, meaning whoever 'wins' will gain the most delegates, but other candidates will receive delegates proportional to their vote share (in theory), if they meet a minimum threshold.

More importantly, a caucus isn't like a primary where voters go to a polling location, walk into a booth, cast a secret vote, and leave. The Democratic Caucus, in fact, doesn't allow for a secret ballot at all. Instead, voters will spend hours at a location they may have to drive some way to get to where they will... more »

Campaign Caucus Math? There's An App For That!

Within a few short hours, Iowans will be able to cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation Republican and Democratic Caucus. The vast majority, however, will not. Why? Because a caucus isn't like other elections. It's actually kind of insane.

On the one hand, Iowa is a proportional allotment contest, meaning whoever 'wins' will gain the most delegates, but other candidates will receive delegates proportional to their vote share (in theory), if they meet a minimum threshold.

More importantly, a caucus isn't like a primary where voters go to a polling location, walk into a booth, cast a secret vote, and leave. The Democratic Caucus, in fact, doesn't allow for a secret ballot at all. Instead, voters will spend hours at a location they may have to drive some way to get to where they will be subjected to a process before even getting to vote.

When they do vote, they will literally move in groups to corners of the caucus center devoted to voters for those candidates. Candidates who don't make the 15% threshold in a precinct will have an opportunity to pick up supporters from other candidates and, failing that, will be freed up to be persuaded to vote for one of the other candidates. Delegate allotment is also a precinct driven process, meaning that winning numerically large victories in major population areas can be worth less than cobbling together many numerically smaller victories in less populous precincts.

The process is like a fossil of 19th Century Party Politics and heavily rewards a strong organizational 'ground game' for turning out voters and working the precincts to the advantage of their candidate. As the candidate with the strongest organizational presence in the state, the Hillary Clinton campaign has taken an innovative step to help their precinct captains: a custom app to help them do delegate math on-the-fly.

One way this might be used, ironically, might be to help Martin O'Malley pick up delegates. In some precincts, it may turn out that Hillary Clinton can block Sanders from gaining delegates by picking off freed up O'Malley delegates by instead sacrificing some of the former Secretary of State's supporters to push them above the threshold. Quite possibly, O'Malley will get more delegates this way than he gets entirely from his own supporters.

This strategy is old hat. Obama used it, even going as far as to strike a secret deal with another campaign to similarly bolster them in strategic precincts. John Kerry used the tactic in 2004, as well. Indeed, someone has probably at least considered this tactic in every Iowa Caucus for as long as this has been part of the process.

Ironically the dense rules of the caucus and its bizarre structure, intended to give disproportionate influence over the outcome to campaigners and organizers with intimate local knowledge of Iowa Precincts, also yields itself nicely to the sort of 'Big Data' approaches modern campaigns increasingly depend on.

#DemPrimary #Election2016 #MobileApps___

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2016-01-31 18:16:06 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 48 +1s)Open 

Canadian Man Changes Name To Run As 'None of the Above' in Election

Voters in Ontario, Canada will be able to vote for 'None of the Above' in their upcoming election. In so doing, they'll actually be casting a vote for one Sheldon Bergson, candidate for office. Mister Bergson paid $137 to legally change his name to 'Above Znoneofthe'.

Because candidates on the ballot are listed in alphabetical order and by surname first, this means he will appear as, 'ZNoneofthe, Above'.

#ThatHeadlineThough #NoneoftheAbove

Canadian Man Changes Name To Run As 'None of the Above' in Election

Voters in Ontario, Canada will be able to vote for 'None of the Above' in their upcoming election. In so doing, they'll actually be casting a vote for one Sheldon Bergson, candidate for office. Mister Bergson paid $137 to legally change his name to 'Above Znoneofthe'.

Because candidates on the ballot are listed in alphabetical order and by surname first, this means he will appear as, 'ZNoneofthe, Above'.

#ThatHeadlineThough #NoneoftheAbove___

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2016-01-31 16:00:28 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Stephen Colbert 'Moderates' Trump v. Trump Debate

If you passed on watching the Republican debate because it didn't include Donald Trump, The Late Show's Stephen Colbert has a solution: an all-Trump debate, with the candidate debating himself via video clips of contradictory statements he's made. Enjoy!

#GOPDebate

Stephen Colbert 'Moderates' Trump v. Trump Debate

If you passed on watching the Republican debate because it didn't include Donald Trump, The Late Show's Stephen Colbert has a solution: an all-Trump debate, with the candidate debating himself via video clips of contradictory statements he's made. Enjoy!

#GOPDebate___

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2016-01-31 15:16:02 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Woman's Body Found with Two Live Monkeys in Florida Motel

A Florida woman was found dead due to undetermined causes in a Florida motel room, along with two live Capuchin monkeys, and incoherent man currently being questioned by police.

The monkeys, found in crates, are currently being cared for by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee. A note written by the deceased woman was also recovered, but police haven't released its contents yet.

#MonkeyBusiness #OnlyInFlorida

Woman's Body Found with Two Live Monkeys in Florida Motel

A Florida woman was found dead due to undetermined causes in a Florida motel room, along with two live Capuchin monkeys, and incoherent man currently being questioned by police.

The monkeys, found in crates, are currently being cared for by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee. A note written by the deceased woman was also recovered, but police haven't released its contents yet.

#MonkeyBusiness #OnlyInFlorida___

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2016-01-31 14:45:15 (23 comments; 12 reshares; 105 +1s)Open 

Facebook Fading As Teen Social Choice

Yet another new study of teen tech and social media usage shows what has long been apparent: teenagers are losing interest in Facebook and switching their preferences to Snapchat, (Facebook-owned) +Instagram​, and Twitter.

Anecdotal statements by the teenagers seem to revolve around three basic complaints with the social network giant:

1) Family - Parents and grandparents have invaded Facebook, becoming one of its most significant demographics. This would normally be a good thing for a tech product, to win over every major demographic from youth to senior citizens, but its very nature as a social network makes for an uncomfortable cohabitation. Teens feel more like they have to self-moderate to avoid issues with family and other authority figures.

2) Lack of Nostalgia - Teen users are more likely to be 'cuttinge... more »

Teens Love Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat
Facebook falling; Google+ hardly mentioned

Fascinating survey of what teens think is cool and not cool, including the apps they use.

Also confirmed: they spend a ton of time on smartphones, are getting them at an early age, and shop online more than ever.

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-teens-are-like-in-2016-2016-1___Facebook Fading As Teen Social Choice

Yet another new study of teen tech and social media usage shows what has long been apparent: teenagers are losing interest in Facebook and switching their preferences to Snapchat, (Facebook-owned) +Instagram​, and Twitter.

Anecdotal statements by the teenagers seem to revolve around three basic complaints with the social network giant:

1) Family - Parents and grandparents have invaded Facebook, becoming one of its most significant demographics. This would normally be a good thing for a tech product, to win over every major demographic from youth to senior citizens, but its very nature as a social network makes for an uncomfortable cohabitation. Teens feel more like they have to self-moderate to avoid issues with family and other authority figures.

2) Lack of Nostalgia - Teen users are more likely to be 'cutting edge' when it comes to technology. They want the latest, greatest, shiniest, and most fashionable. Facebook, with its billion users, can hardly be described anymore as a nimble startup. They like to say their motto is 'Move Fast and Break Things', but they dare not risk breaking anything too badly or too quickly. Radical change and innovation means radical disruption to the user experience, especially for less adaptable older users. Aunt Netty from Peoria doesn't want to wake up tomorrow and have to relearn everything about Facebook alongside her niece (who will gladly and easily do so), so the need for change has to be balanced by the needs of the many. 'Dated' is a term some teens used to characterize the effect this has on the design and functionality of the network.

3) In EdgeRank, No One Can Hear You Scream - Twitter remains popular in part due to its still largely-chronological and Public Stream. While Facebook may have good reasons for applying algorithms to their News Feed, and while this may even be what most of its users prefer, teenagers are more likely to 'live for the moment' and suffer from severe FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out), which in many ways are better served by Real Time and Chronological organization.

Of course, as bad as Facebook's teen numbers are starting to look, Google+ is almost a total non-factor in their social usage. This probably doesn't bode well for its durability, but it also seems that Google is no longer banking on Google+ to become a product of universal appeal, and it probably won't be the last social product they add to their portfolio. Google's history of successfully acquiring and incubating new products and services may work well for them in this area, and Google+'s lack of teen appeal is somewhat made up for by YouTube already. Still, it is worth considering that if Google+ has already lost the next generation in the social media battles, they're probably not going to be much of a factor by the time the next generation comes online.

Don't underestimate the importance of teenagers for social media success. Few social networks have reached very far in the market without teenage support, while most of the largest ones courted considerable teenage usage early on.

#SocialMedia

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2016-01-31 01:35:17 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

I just discovered that D.C.'s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill, who played Rory Williams on Doctor Who, as Rip Hunter, a 'Time Master' from the 22nd Century who stole a time machine and ran away from his people, has a British accent, and wears a trench coat. Talk about getting typecast!

It seems they just couldn't pass up the opportunity to slip a few Doctor Who in-jokes into the Pilot Episode script, at the same time, so... the whole thing is sort of weird, and makes me miss David Tennant.

#LegendsofTomorrow #DoctorWho

I just discovered that D.C.'s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill, who played Rory Williams on Doctor Who, as Rip Hunter, a 'Time Master' from the 22nd Century who stole a time machine and ran away from his people, has a British accent, and wears a trench coat. Talk about getting typecast!

It seems they just couldn't pass up the opportunity to slip a few Doctor Who in-jokes into the Pilot Episode script, at the same time, so... the whole thing is sort of weird, and makes me miss David Tennant.

#LegendsofTomorrow #DoctorWho___

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2016-01-30 19:45:03 (10 comments; 7 reshares; 126 +1s)Open 

In the name of the Balance Sheet, the Revenue Stream, and the Holy Profit Margin. Amen.

#CorporateGreed

___In the name of the Balance Sheet, the Revenue Stream, and the Holy Profit Margin. Amen.

#CorporateGreed

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2016-01-30 18:00:07 (11 comments; 9 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

Moon Born in Violent Collision Between Earth and Mars-Sized Rock

Scientists have long suspected (based on strong evidence) that the origin of Earth's moon lay in a violent past, when the proto Earth collided with another planetoid. Since its beginning, however, this theory has been riddled by uncertainties, such as whether this impact was a glancing blow or a head-on astronomical impact.

New research may hold the answer. A team of scientists analyzed samples of rocks from Earth and the Moon using the most advanced techniques of analysis available to-date, and discovered that their isotopic oxygen ratios were indistinguishable from each other. This means that the early Earth and Moon were substantially made of the same materials, a consistency which one would expect only if Earth and the object it collided with, an object scientists call Theia, impacted each other... more »

Moon Born in Violent Collision Between Earth and Mars-Sized Rock

Scientists have long suspected (based on strong evidence) that the origin of Earth's moon lay in a violent past, when the proto Earth collided with another planetoid. Since its beginning, however, this theory has been riddled by uncertainties, such as whether this impact was a glancing blow or a head-on astronomical impact.

New research may hold the answer. A team of scientists analyzed samples of rocks from Earth and the Moon using the most advanced techniques of analysis available to-date, and discovered that their isotopic oxygen ratios were indistinguishable from each other. This means that the early Earth and Moon were substantially made of the same materials, a consistency which one would expect only if Earth and the object it collided with, an object scientists call Theia, impacted each other head-on.

When this occurred, the two objects mingled their chemical compositions thoroughly with each other, ultimately ejecting some of their merged mass into the orbit of the reborn Earth, where it became our moon.

#BlindMeWithScience #Astronomy #Theia___

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2016-01-30 14:45:48 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 157 +1s)Open 

Does It Matter How Many Billions Android Makes?

According to financial estimates released by Oracle as part of the Oracle v. Google infringement lawsuit, Android has generated ~ $31bn USD since its debut in 2008, with ~ $22bn USD of that being profit.

Some people seem to feel that this number is somehow lower than it should be. On the one side are the people who are convinced that Oracle's estimate is a low ball and that Android must surely generate a lot more than that. The fact that Google's own counsel was so upset by the release of the numbers, however, suggests they're not wholly inaccurate.

On the other side, the folks who act as Professional Goalpost Movers for Apple like to point out that this means iPhones have sometimes made more profit in a single quarter than Android has in all its time. These folks cared about market share when Apple... more »

Does It Matter How Many Billions Android Makes?

According to financial estimates released by Oracle as part of the Oracle v. Google infringement lawsuit, Android has generated ~ $31bn USD since its debut in 2008, with ~ $22bn USD of that being profit.

Some people seem to feel that this number is somehow lower than it should be. On the one side are the people who are convinced that Oracle's estimate is a low ball and that Android must surely generate a lot more than that. The fact that Google's own counsel was so upset by the release of the numbers, however, suggests they're not wholly inaccurate.

On the other side, the folks who act as Professional Goalpost Movers for Apple like to point out that this means iPhones have sometimes made more profit in a single quarter than Android has in all its time. These folks cared about market share when Apple dominated the smartphone market, but as that domination has yielded to Android, they've moved to new metrics that supposedly 'matter' until arriving at 'how much money it makes' as the singular measure of importance. Remarkably, their decision to ignore every other measure of success in the smartphone market corresponded perfectly with iPhones losing it by every other measure.

Really, though, by almost any measure, $31 billion revenue in 7-years (2008-2015) is pretty respectable, especially when 2/3rds of that revenue were pure profit. One also assumes that this revenue was not equally distributed, i.e. that Android is earning more revenue each year than the year before. 2015-2022 will almost certainly see much larger revenue and profit numbers, assuming Android remains a dominant force.

From the article:

Whether the Android revenue specs are spot-on or not, the fact that it's adding billions to Alphabet's top and bottom lines should come as a surprise to no one. Mobile search has become a big contributor to Alphabet, which is why another tidbit from Oracle's brief but insightful disclosure struck a chord. Based on a revenue-sharing arrangement with Apple, the then-Google paid a whopping $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default search engine on iOS devices.

Now consider that Alphabet's share of the global smartphone OS market is five times that of iOS, and it's easy to see why Oracle's Android revenue numbers aren't shocking.

#Android___

2016-01-30 02:46:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

If you're just Following this Collection (Technology), and not my Profile (https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell), you may not be aware that I also have other Collections.

If you're a Certified Science Lover, I'd recommend following Blind Me With Science, where I share the most exciting and thought provoking science news I find on the interwebs. Medicine, History, Psychology, Physics, if it's sciency and gets the old gray matter firing, I share it along with my own synopsis and analysis.

If it all sounds like Greek, or Geek Speak, feel free to ignore this, but if you are a true connoisseur of the scientific buffet, I think you might enjoy this Collection.

#BlindMeWithScience

If you're just Following this Collection (Technology), and not my Profile (https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell), you may not be aware that I also have other Collections.

If you're a Certified Science Lover, I'd recommend following Blind Me With Science, where I share the most exciting and thought provoking science news I find on the interwebs. Medicine, History, Psychology, Physics, if it's sciency and gets the old gray matter firing, I share it along with my own synopsis and analysis.

If it all sounds like Greek, or Geek Speak, feel free to ignore this, but if you are a true connoisseur of the scientific buffet, I think you might enjoy this Collection.

#BlindMeWithScience___

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2016-01-30 00:45:06 (18 comments; 3 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Finally Got My Social Media Bona Fides (Sort Of)

Well, it's about time a social network finally gave me Verified User Status, I'm active on enough of them after all. I would have expected it to be +Google+, or maybe even Twitter... but this isn't bad, either, I suppose. Call it the perks for writing the first and only user guide for the network to-date, I suppose.

Thanks, +ETER9!

Now, to go exchange this honorific for its equivalent cash value. What's that? You say, 'A Verification Check Mark on a social network isn't worth any money!'? You say, 'It's more about Social Proof', which makes it absolutely worthless priceless like a mother's love?

I should have known. There's always a catch.

#SocialMedia #SocialProof

Finally Got My Social Media Bona Fides (Sort Of)

Well, it's about time a social network finally gave me Verified User Status, I'm active on enough of them after all. I would have expected it to be +Google+, or maybe even Twitter... but this isn't bad, either, I suppose. Call it the perks for writing the first and only user guide for the network to-date, I suppose.

Thanks, +ETER9!

Now, to go exchange this honorific for its equivalent cash value. What's that? You say, 'A Verification Check Mark on a social network isn't worth any money!'? You say, 'It's more about Social Proof', which makes it absolutely worthless priceless like a mother's love?

I should have known. There's always a catch.

#SocialMedia #SocialProof___

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2016-01-30 00:00:08 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

All Stone Temple Consulting Social Media & SEO Studies
 
Stone Temple Consulting does some of the most comprehensive and insightful marketing studies you'll find anywhere.  While there is no shortage of "Tips and Tricks" out there for social media and search marketers, the vast majority are little better than opinions or educated guesses.
 
The folks at Stone Temple, though, are practically obsessive compulsive about getting at the facts, from things like how many users and how much engagement Google+ gets, to what factors make for highly engaging Tweets, to the impact of rich answers in Google Search, and more, they're not afraid to dig tediously into millions of data points if necessary to find out where the truth lay.
 
Now, all of their great studies are available together in a single place.  I frequently cite their studies in my ownarti... more »

All Stone Temple Consulting Social Media & SEO Studies
 
Stone Temple Consulting does some of the most comprehensive and insightful marketing studies you'll find anywhere.  While there is no shortage of "Tips and Tricks" out there for social media and search marketers, the vast majority are little better than opinions or educated guesses.
 
The folks at Stone Temple, though, are practically obsessive compulsive about getting at the facts, from things like how many users and how much engagement Google+ gets, to what factors make for highly engaging Tweets, to the impact of rich answers in Google Search, and more, they're not afraid to dig tediously into millions of data points if necessary to find out where the truth lay.
 
Now, all of their great studies are available together in a single place.  I frequently cite their studies in my own articles, and recommend anyone professionally or personally interested in internet marketing not overlook this resource.  Enjoy!
 
#OnlineMarketing #SocialMediaMarketing #SEOTips___

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2016-01-29 23:30:53 (10 comments; 9 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

Ancient Babylonians Tracked Planets with Pure Geometry

A recently deciphered Babylonian tablet proves that Babylonians used advanced geometric calculations to track the movements of Jupiter and other planets. The tablet, more than 2000-years old, proves that Babylonians had developed pure geometry long before it is usually thought to have been born, in the Middle Ages.

#BlindMeWithScience #Geometry #Astronomy

Ancient Babylonians Tracked Planets with Pure Geometry

A recently deciphered Babylonian tablet proves that Babylonians used advanced geometric calculations to track the movements of Jupiter and other planets. The tablet, more than 2000-years old, proves that Babylonians had developed pure geometry long before it is usually thought to have been born, in the Middle Ages.

#BlindMeWithScience #Geometry #Astronomy___

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2016-01-29 23:00:05 (25 comments; 26 reshares; 220 +1s)Open 

There should also be a little red button, and when the passenger gets too close to it, tell them, "Never push the little red button."

#Punked

There should also be a little red button, and when the passenger gets too close to it, tell them, "Never push the little red button."

#Punked___

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2016-01-29 20:00:38 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 

Enabling Material Design for Google Chrome

If you're a fan of Google's Material Design, then you may wish to be among the first people to get a taste of the new design language on Google Chrome.

As the following article explains, you need only enable some Chrome Flags to start experiencing the new design direction for Chrome today, before these features become enabled by default.

No doubt Google has more planned for this transition, but you can already get a sense of the future of their browser and browser-based Operating System by enabling these.

h/t +Jason Jurotich​

#Chrome #ChromeOS #MaterialDesign

Enabling Material Design for Google Chrome

If you're a fan of Google's Material Design, then you may wish to be among the first people to get a taste of the new design language on Google Chrome.

As the following article explains, you need only enable some Chrome Flags to start experiencing the new design direction for Chrome today, before these features become enabled by default.

No doubt Google has more planned for this transition, but you can already get a sense of the future of their browser and browser-based Operating System by enabling these.

h/t +Jason Jurotich​

#Chrome #ChromeOS #MaterialDesign___

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2016-01-29 19:15:25 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

The Android Malware Monster Won't Go Away Soon

The following article brilliantly illustrates why you should take all those Android Malware 'Scare Stories' with a heaping helping of salt. People who only download apps from Google Play are invulnerable to most of them. They tend to effect only users who engage in the risky practice of side-loading apps or installing apps from third party app stores (and even then, if you use a reputable alternative like the Amazon App Store, you're probably safe).

#Android #Malware

This article isn't only a fun read, it's also a good review of all the security measures built into Android. It's why I'm not a fan of installing extra security apps.___The Android Malware Monster Won't Go Away Soon

The following article brilliantly illustrates why you should take all those Android Malware 'Scare Stories' with a heaping helping of salt. People who only download apps from Google Play are invulnerable to most of them. They tend to effect only users who engage in the risky practice of side-loading apps or installing apps from third party app stores (and even then, if you use a reputable alternative like the Amazon App Store, you're probably safe).

#Android #Malware

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2016-01-29 16:30:14 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

SEJ Study: Retweet Calls-To-Action Can Work

A +Search Engine Journal​​ study looked at the effectiveness of Tweets with and without Retweets Calls-To-Action (CTA's), i.e. actively encouraging and reminding your Followers to Retweet.

Whatever you might personally think about them, their data strongly suggests that Retweets CTA's work. Tweets with Retweet CTA's generated significantly more Retweets than Tweets without Retweet CTA's, accounting for the clear majority of Retweets in the study.

They also looked at different Retweet CTA types: those which used the word Retweet, and those which used the shorthand RT. The more explicit type performed significantly better at generating Retweets.

The study didn't look at the effectiveness of this strategy over time, by their own admission. Would your Followers eventually weary of RetweetCTA... more »

Interesting study between +Kairay Media and +Search Engine Journal  detailing the effect adding Retweet CTA had on increasing exposure on Twitter. ___SEJ Study: Retweet Calls-To-Action Can Work

A +Search Engine Journal​​ study looked at the effectiveness of Tweets with and without Retweets Calls-To-Action (CTA's), i.e. actively encouraging and reminding your Followers to Retweet.

Whatever you might personally think about them, their data strongly suggests that Retweets CTA's work. Tweets with Retweet CTA's generated significantly more Retweets than Tweets without Retweet CTA's, accounting for the clear majority of Retweets in the study.

They also looked at different Retweet CTA types: those which used the word Retweet, and those which used the shorthand RT. The more explicit type performed significantly better at generating Retweets.

The study didn't look at the effectiveness of this strategy over time, by their own admission. Would your Followers eventually weary of Retweet CTA's with constant use over time? They weren't able to answer this question.

I would also fear that the constant use of 'Please Retweet' may look bad from a branding perspective. It may look amateurish or even desperate, especially for mega brands. This is not necessarily a case of either/or: the social currency of Trust needs to be earned and preserved, but your business can't be so noble about not annoying a few people or looking too desperate that it costs you in terms of effective marketing.

The key, then, may lie in the judicious use of CTA's: not as a 'trick' to increase your social reach, but as a way of driving action and engagement around important moments and campaigns. Earn the Trust of your Followers so that, when you do ask them to take action, they feel that you've earned it.

Such studies are extremely important, but in a field like marketing where subtle human factors come into play, I think it's risky just to say, "Well, the data says this works" without looking at the larger implications of a given strategy.

via +Mark Traphagen​​

#SocialMedia #TwitterMarketing #TwitterTips

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2016-01-29 15:45:10 (32 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Watch The 'Trump Free' Republican Debate Online

If you missed last night's GOP Debate on Fox News, you can catch up on YouTube. The absence of Donald Trump definitely brought a different atmosphere to the debate, whether you think that's a good thing or a bad thing. The vacuum of the front runner also meant more time for everyone on the stage to be heard.

What were your thoughts about the debate?

#GOPDebate

Watch The 'Trump Free' Republican Debate Online

If you missed last night's GOP Debate on Fox News, you can catch up on YouTube. The absence of Donald Trump definitely brought a different atmosphere to the debate, whether you think that's a good thing or a bad thing. The vacuum of the front runner also meant more time for everyone on the stage to be heard.

What were your thoughts about the debate?

#GOPDebate___

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2016-01-29 14:30:04 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Stephen King's 11.22.63 Coming to Hulu

Hulu will be stepping up its content game to better compete with Netflix, Amazon, HBO and other major players in the streaming TV and Movie market. As part of this, they'll be adapting Stephen King's 11.22.63, a story about time travel and the JFK Assassination (but unlike any 'go back to save JFK' story you've ever read or imagined), into an 8-part series produced by J.J. Abrams and starring James Franco as the main protagonist of the story.

Having read the book, and as a huge fan of all things Stephen King, I may have to subscribe to Hulu when this comes out just to see this.

Are you a Stephen King fan? Are you looking forward to 11.22.63 coming to Hulu?

#KennedyAssassination #StephenKing #Hulur

Stephen King's 11.22.63 Coming to Hulu

Hulu will be stepping up its content game to better compete with Netflix, Amazon, HBO and other major players in the streaming TV and Movie market. As part of this, they'll be adapting Stephen King's 11.22.63, a story about time travel and the JFK Assassination (but unlike any 'go back to save JFK' story you've ever read or imagined), into an 8-part series produced by J.J. Abrams and starring James Franco as the main protagonist of the story.

Having read the book, and as a huge fan of all things Stephen King, I may have to subscribe to Hulu when this comes out just to see this.

Are you a Stephen King fan? Are you looking forward to 11.22.63 coming to Hulu?

#KennedyAssassination #StephenKing #Hulur___

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2016-01-28 22:30:10 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

Google+ for Android 7.1.0 App Update

Another day, another Google+ Update for Android is rolling out, with a bunch of bug fixes, one settings fix, and a new feature to scroll instantly to the top of the Stream by tapping Home from in the Stream.

Click or tap through to the Original Post for more info. Enjoy!

#GooglePlusUpdate #PlusOnly

G+ Android Update 7.1.0
Following our last Android update two weeks ago, we're starting to roll out several bug fixes and a frequently requested enhancement on the Google+ Android app:

* 37 bugs fixed
* 17 accessibility issues addressed
* "Keep contacts up to date" setting fixed
* Tap on the bottom bar to scroll to the top of your Home stream

As always more updates are on the way so please keep the ideas & issues coming by using our Send Feedback menu item. Thanks~___Google+ for Android 7.1.0 App Update

Another day, another Google+ Update for Android is rolling out, with a bunch of bug fixes, one settings fix, and a new feature to scroll instantly to the top of the Stream by tapping Home from in the Stream.

Click or tap through to the Original Post for more info. Enjoy!

#GooglePlusUpdate #PlusOnly

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2016-01-28 16:30:20 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Were Cats Domesticated Twice?

Modern house cats are descended from a subspecies of Near Eastern wildcats, Felis silvestris lybica. It has generally been assumed that the domestication of this subspecies, around approximately 7500 BCE, was the singular moment in which cats became domesticated.

An analysis of cat bones from China, however, suggests a second, separate domestication of the house cat also took place in the ancient world. Some 5300-years ago, in an area of modern China, a second species of wildcat, related to Prionailurus bengalensis (a type of leopard cat), appears to have become domesticated as well.

What makes this finding interesting, is that cats were a self-domesticated species. Early human agriculture (as with modern human agriculture) attracted small rodents and other pests, attracting the cats to live near humans, who ultimately took to feeding,... more »

Were Cats Domesticated Twice?

Modern house cats are descended from a subspecies of Near Eastern wildcats, Felis silvestris lybica. It has generally been assumed that the domestication of this subspecies, around approximately 7500 BCE, was the singular moment in which cats became domesticated.

An analysis of cat bones from China, however, suggests a second, separate domestication of the house cat also took place in the ancient world. Some 5300-years ago, in an area of modern China, a second species of wildcat, related to Prionailurus bengalensis (a type of leopard cat), appears to have become domesticated as well.

What makes this finding interesting, is that cats were a self-domesticated species. Early human agriculture (as with modern human agriculture) attracted small rodents and other pests, attracting the cats to live near humans, who ultimately took to feeding, caring for, and eventually breeding the animals for companionship, and the cats stuck around because doing so was advantageous for them as well. They are neither servant animals, nor livestock. Our relationship with them is a symbiotic connection.

Therefore, if cats could self-domesticate twice, rather than a single fluke event, it may be that other domesticated animals were originally self-domesticated to some degree as well and that self-domestication may even commonly precede deliberate human domestication activities. Animal domestication may, in fact, have involved many cases where humans and neighboring animal populations 'met in the middle' due to mutual advantage, coexisting and adapting to each other for a long time before the process of domestication became formalized through techniques like selective breeding.

#BlindMeWithScience #Cats___

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2016-01-28 15:15:21 (34 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Sanders Camp Wary of Microsoft Caucus Software

Members of the Bernie Sanders Primary Campaign are concerned about the impartiality of Iowa Caucus results because of Microsoft's involvement in the process.

The Redmond Tech Titan is providing a software platform for managing and tabulating caucus results. This has struck some in the Sanders Campaign as eerily reminiscent of Diebold's voting machines in 2004, which some people believe helped elect George W. Bush to his second term in office. Microsoft insists they have no nefarious agenda and simply wish to provide impartial tools for aiding the process.

The campaign has developed its own tools for checking the validity of the caucus results, so it seems unlikely this will emerge as a legitimate issue in the outcome of the election.

#Election2016 #DemPrimary

Sanders Camp Wary of Microsoft Caucus Software

Members of the Bernie Sanders Primary Campaign are concerned about the impartiality of Iowa Caucus results because of Microsoft's involvement in the process.

The Redmond Tech Titan is providing a software platform for managing and tabulating caucus results. This has struck some in the Sanders Campaign as eerily reminiscent of Diebold's voting machines in 2004, which some people believe helped elect George W. Bush to his second term in office. Microsoft insists they have no nefarious agenda and simply wish to provide impartial tools for aiding the process.

The campaign has developed its own tools for checking the validity of the caucus results, so it seems unlikely this will emerge as a legitimate issue in the outcome of the election.

#Election2016 #DemPrimary___

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