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Elaine Lindsay38,593Test for hangout settings2014-09-11 22:30:0041  
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business750*Network RoundTable: Inspiration, Motivation and Education during your Small Biz Happy Hour* *Friday, September 5 2014* *12:42 pm MST* (2:42 pm EST, 1:42 pm CST, and 11:42 pm PST) This Weeks Guest: @111552522175915203592    Let us know what you think about "Flow" by filling in this quick survey:  Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/50yfnO Watch on Google+: http://goo.gl/83sVTk Watch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/50yfnO Watch on my Blog:  Network Round Table, your #SmallBizHappyHour , is back for the Season of Movement!   From now until the end of 2014, we’ll be talking with our guests about the different aspects of movement and how movement (in all its forms) impacts your business.   We’ll inspire and motivate you at the beginning of the show, so that your energy is up and your stress is down. Then, it’s time to get educated – by our guest and by YOU, our #HappyTribe . We believe that sharing experiences is one of the most powerful ways to learn, so we want to hear from you about your experience with this week’s subject:    *FLOW*   What is flow as it relates to business? Is flow something that we experience on our own, or can it happen in teams? And what role do relationships play in our ability to achieve flow? Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you’d like to have answered during the show!   And don’t forget the Lightning Round! It’s up to YOU to tell us how this week’s show *moved* you. Did you have an “aha” moment, were you able to identify with something that was said? We want to hear all about it with the hashtag #LightningRound  after the show.   We’re thrilled to have @111552522175915203592  as this week's #plusonesuperhero ! *Tagline* G+ Nerd & Relationship Enthusiast *Introduction* Hey my name is Wade and I'm a full time social media marketing blogger!  I have a Psychology degree and I use it to help people create action from their updates on social media.  I love helping newbie's at my social media marketing website.  I have also recently started another blog at WadeHarman.com that I will share more of the relationship marketing and Google Plus side of things. I'm all about building relationships online.  People these days have a twisted sense of how marketing is done and I'm here to set them straight!  Become a Hero to one individual at a time and stop marketing to the masses!  One on one, investment in time and personalize everything you do, and that is going to help you!  I can show you more Relationship Marketing tips through my coaching,too.  My social media marketing blogs are dedicated to helping people succeed with social media through techniques such as creating a social presence, building relationships, and driving traffic!   I use Psychology to prompt action from the reader and I can help you to do the same.  You see emotion plays a big part in what we see on social media.  Learning how to pull an emotion that creates action out of the reader can be a pretty powerful thingHow To Use Flow in Small Business with Wade Harman on Network Round Table2014-09-05 20:42:0044  
Wade Harman18,657Building A Google Plus Community Have you tried out @108883357423682942734 for your G+ account yet?  It will literally open up a brand new world for you to explore here on Google Plus! http://nod3x.com Also, don't forget one of the best cross posting platforms out there devoted to G+ as well called @105750980959577516811!  If you're serious about marketing, get the $10 plan, it works awesome for my business! http://goo.gl/Dolyku Join @111552522175915203592 from @108827198716965466311 as I talk to @103008963082975341976 and @117547081660023231214 about how we can go about building a successful Google Plus community here!  What makes a community successful, how to keep out spam, and how to keep people engaged other than on their own material. Join the Social Media Strategy Community here: http://goo.gl/tFhMXi Join the Relationship Marketing Community here: http://goo.gl/ma1wej Don't forget you can sponsor my *Relationship Tips* segments and become a Patreon for only $1mo! http://www.patreon.com/wade #googlepluscommunity   #googlepluscommunities   #googlepluscommunitytips   #relationshipmarketing  Building A Google Plus Community2014-06-13 00:00:00102  
Spartan Spark Inc.47Monday, May 19 2014 1:00 pm Pacific (4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, and 2:00 pm Mountain)   We're excited to start this HOA series specifically for the Entrepreneurs' Community, entitled "Pooling Our Knowledge". Each week, a community member (or two!) will speak on their area of expertise, and give you some tips to improve your business in that specific area.   Of course, we'll take all the questions from the audience that we have time for during the show, and do our best to respond to those we can't answer on-air afterwards.   Not only will you get some helpful tips, but you'll have the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs who may be struggling with the same issues that you are!   This week's topic is "Setting up your Home Page for Maximum Engagement". We'll be covering some of the essential tools you need to set up your website's home page, including adding a call to action, how to establish your credibility and some essential SEO tips. If you have any questions, please leave them on the event page! This week's host is: @103082680437088577070    Dafne is one of the partners at Spartan Spark Inc, an online marketing company that helps small businesses reach their ideal clients, connect with them and consequently grow their business. Spartan Spark's unique process brings all your online tools into a single Business Dashboard making your life easier and your lead generation more effective. Dafne's passionate about teaching entrepreneurs how to maximize their time using online tools and techniques so they have more time to do the things they love.   We look forward to seeing you for the first of many community hangouts!Pooling Our Knowledge: Entrepreneurs' Community Hangout2014-05-19 22:00:0026  
Stephanie Sims1,901*Pooling Our Knowledge: Entrepreneurs’ Community Hangout* *Monday, May 12 2014* *1:00 pm Pacific (4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, and 2:00 pm Mountain)*   We’re excited to start this HOA series specifically for the Entrepreneurs’ Community, entitled “Pooling Our Knowledge”. Each week, a community member (or two!) will speak on their area of expertise, and give you some tips to improve your business in that specific area.   Of course, we’ll take all the questions from the audience that we have time for during the show, and do our best to respond to those we can’t answer on-air afterwards.   Not only will you get some helpful tips, but you’ll have the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs who may be struggling with the same issues that you are!   This week’s topic is *“Setting Your Business up for Financial Success”.* We’ll be covering some of the essential tools you need to manage your finances, including financial projections and financial reporting (and NO, they aren’t the same thing!). If you have any questions, please leave them on the event page! This week’s hosts are: @100507762856957104832    Judi is the founder of GrowthCast. She helps small businesses see their financial future. Judi and GrowthCast are on a mission to demystify business financials and allow any business owner to understand the health of their business. @104267556228949747305  Stephanie gives owners a new way to measure the value of their business, using a method called Finance-Ability. She wants owners to understand the value of their company before they get involved in any financial decisions, so they are dealing from a position of strength. Knowing your worth is always a good thing - in life and in business!   We look forward to seeing you for the first of many community hangouts!   #PoolingOurKnowledge #EntrepreneursCommunityHOA  POOLING OUR KNOWLEDGE - Entrepreneurs' Community Hangout2014-05-12 22:00:0033  
Andy Nathan14,650We had a great conversation last Tuesday with a number of the Learning From Failure authors. Now, let's get the rest of the authors on part 2 of our discussion Learning From Failure. Guests this week will be: @106239597077013550982 @104337529165562531044 @114080279619551546069 @101723402717315646723 Here is the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JL2O9LY Also, do not forget to check out our sponsor's website: @102183121375310741688 Start Up Gap Episode 22: Learning From Failure Part 22014-05-06 23:00:0016  
Jerks Bike Shop503*BIKES, BIKES AND MORE BIKES!* Watch Live on Google+ http://goo.gl/peMwEL Watch Live on YouTube http://goo.gl/LwCVPD Watch live on Facebook http://goo.gl/2BBYdE You never know who might show up in Jerks Corner...For that matter you never know if Jerks Corner will be in Jerks Corner. If @100270464766216570533 gets his way this weeks show is going to be *HUGE!* Join us as we give you tips and tricks on how to make the most of your bike riding life! Our guest this week (The one that I know about...Kirk will probably have someone show up about 10 minutes before we go live) is: @104267556228949747305 (http://goo.gl/1PVaM4) *Tagline* Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three *Introduction* I help business owners understand finance and how it can work for them instead of the other way around. By showing owners how to make the most of the financial tools at their disposal, I help them maximize the value of their business and provide a secure future for themselves and their families. When I'm not helping clients, I'm cooking, playing tennis, reading like a fiend and schlepping the kids all over. My idea of a great evening includes Name that Tune (but only with songs from the 80s), Brie aux truffes and champagne. Not necessarily in that order.... Watch Live on Dennis Duce's personal blog http://goo.gl/9oJMER Watch Live on Jerks Bike Shop Blog http://goo.gl/5Uj5NL Watch All of the Jerks Corner HOA episodes http://goo.gl/9mCimT Each week  we bring in interesting people from the work of biking.  See the Blog on Jerk's Bike Shop Website http://goo.gl/GTkSN5 See the Blog on Gomboc.me websit http://goo.gl/jrPoAV You host on this bike adventure is @100270464766216570533  owner of @100752257194070480190   http://www.jerksbikeshop.com Thanks @104641199698156385999  and @103050032525628487835  for producing this weekly HOA Kirk Sherrod on G+ http://goo.gl/M0QDmT Jerks Bike SHop on G+ http://goo.gl/U4ghDU Dennis N. Duce on G+ http://goo.gl/hMJHTa Gomboc.me on G+ http://goo.gl/sGLrIvJerks Corner: Live Bike Advice From The Pros2014-02-24 21:00:0040  
James Fierce18,613 Are You Passionate About Your Business?  This weeks show is all about passion:   1. Is it a requirement for success?  2. Why is it important to cultivate your passions?  3. What to do if you are not passionate about your business/ career 4. When can it be a problem and how do you recognize it? 5. How to use it to your advantage for growth and bringing in new clients.  We have two special guests:  *Marilyn Moore:* I am the coordinator for SEO and social media for SonicSpider LLC and RightStartwebsites.com.  Following a career in education,I am now our company's go-to person for using Google+ for business, Semantic Search, and developing content marketing strategies/SEO. *Rachael Alford:* is a success coach, fundraising consultant and meeting and event planner. Most days, Rachael can be found helping others with their crowdfunding campaigns.Is Passion Essential For Business Success?2013-11-12 20:00:0023  
James Fierce18,613*It's Not What You Know But Who You Know* We are usually on at 11:00 PT but this week I have an IRL commitment so we are coming to you an hour earlier. Note this is an HOA so unless you are on the panel you won't actually be in the hangout...of course, you can watch us live and we are going to be using comment tracker so you can engage with the panel by asking comments or questions directly in the event comment section on this event page.  *To Be Discussed* Why Networking is important How to network effectively How to become the one others want to network with Tips for introverts Tips for extroverts How to use hangouts  I am looking to add a few guest panelists for this show. So check back here on the event page to see how well I really am at using the networking skills  :) *Please share this event or invite anyone you know that may be interested in learning more about networking*Get Bizy with Nate and Jim - Networking Effectively2013-10-15 19:00:0011  
Stephan Hovnanian37,451Some say the role of the web designer is no more, and in many cases, they're right. But a professional can be extremely valuable to your online presence. Part one of this 3-part mini-series explores the front-end of your website, when it's okay to "DIY" and when you should bring in a pro. Go to the URL below for complete details (and to watch on your mobile device), as well as to sign up to be notified of the Parts 2 and 3! http://www.websighthangouts.com/diy-websites-vs-professionally-designed-part-1/"DIY" vs. "Professionally-Designed" Websites (Part 1 of 3)2013-02-14 19:30:009  
martin shervington1,082,750*Want to ask questions about publishing YOUR book?* Well, next week I will be joined by Shawn Welch, co-author of 'APE: author, publisher, entrepreneur'. I am sure he will have a lot of answers for you as well. *When.* Sunday at 7pm GMT; 11am PST; 2pm EST. *What it is all about.* Since reading Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch's book 'APE: Authors Publisher and Entrepreneur' I felt inspired to help more people follow their dream. I've motivated people for years to find their enthusiasm of writing, and published a few books myself along the way (both traditional and self-publishing). *The Plan:* Guy has launched the FREE 4 session course and Shawn will take us into Session two. So get yourself ready with some interesting questions! Then, in the following two on-air hangout sessions, I will help you get some structure in place that will help motivate you to become a successful author - I've gone down the publishing and self publishing route myself.  There may also have additional guests to the subsequent hangouts to get you focused and inspire your inner author! *Next Dates:* 17th Feb 17th March *Interested in getting involved?* Click ‘YES’ on the event, read Guy’s book and I’ll see you at the launch! Want to know more about Guy and Shawn’s book check out this post on my blog: http://www.martinshervington.com/getting-books-published-with-ape-author-publisher-entrepreneur-self-publishing/Going 'APE' with Shawn Welch!2013-01-20 20:00:0060  
General Assembly541,090Join General Assembly for a Hangout on Air focused on helping you set entrepreneurial goals that stick. Learn to focus on the simple things that can change the goal setting life for you or your company. You'll learn how things like the fear of success, the circles you keep, perfectionism, busy work, over thinking and lack of social accountability are large hurdles holding you back. RSVP to this event and it will be added to your Google Calendar. 30 minutes before the event starts we'll add the live Hangout on Air link so you can tune in live!Setting Entrepreneurial Goals That Stick - Hangout on Air2012-12-12 20:00:0076  

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John Wood31,819This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Rhode #IslandF #district #of For #other #uses #see #Asia #disambiguation #Page #semiprotectedAsiaGlobe #centered #on #Asia #with #Asia #highlighted #The #continent #is #shaped #like #a #rightangle #triangle #with #rope #to #the #west #oceans #to #the #south #and 2015-03-13 11:07:54449026
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Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 6.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:51:17416019
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Mamy Shimomatsu2,967 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 6.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-03-10 07:48:57416014
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 6.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-03-10 07:48:33416015
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 6.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-03-10 07:48:10416015
Technology-Hub.Net2,925Hello Friends after some time we are back ... so share and + please...thanks for you support :) #circleoftheday #circlescarf #circlesharing #circle #share #sharethelove #sharedcircleoftheday #shareschoollove #sharedcircle #seotips #seo  2015-02-24 11:59:39501162322
Tina A Stoffel38,620My Iinteractive Circle #2As stated in the just released Interactive Circle #1 (see my page for that one), my Interactive circles are now so  large that I now have four.  These people take time to comment and share plus include you in their circles. You will find all types of people from Artists and Musicians to the Medical field, but I have found them all to be sincere. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  I don't know how to tag everyone without sitting here for hours, (tips anyone?), but am tagging a few key people.Only people who interact with my content, not just circle shares, are added.Please look for my "Most Interactive" and my *Most Interactive   to follow right after.* Also, if you are in this circle, please add me back if you haven't. Since I am maxed out at the 5000 people, I am having to delete many that are inactive or haven't added me back. These circles are only released every few months, so don't miss your opportunity to add them. If you do not wish to be shared, please notify me so I can remove you as I do not want to offend anyone. +Steve Pittman +Dr Tammy Cashion +Katarzyna Rustecka +Hassan Baamrani +shiny Star +tina kruse +Joni Solis +Bob Worthington +Luana Béatrice Lazar +eric swihart +Nora M +Trever McGhee +Prof . Ashok Kumar Poddar +Vladlen Nikulin 2015-02-20 20:17:2048527921
John Hannah13,656Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-02-20 11:09:3048610925
Technology-Hub.Net2,603share &  + everyone #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshapesmonday #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #seo  2015-02-11 11:14:39501242841
AyJay Schibig86,092DISCOVERY CIRCLE   2.11.15  by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  Please Re-Share.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-11 08:06:49499545070
Bikers Boyz Brother1,076BEST CIRCLE 07 February 2015------------------------------------------------                BEST Circle Share By Bikers Boyz Brother                          New Year Share and Be Shared                    If you want to be shared in this circle                          Boost your visibility on Google+                 Watch entertainment video                    FULL Motorcycle                                   Motorcycle PICTURE                2015 Motorcycle VIDEO                   Share the circle! GET MORE QUICKLY CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER ON GOOGLE+HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE------------------------------------------------Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.-------------------------------------------------FOLLOW ME TO GET MORE CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER HERE http://goo.gl/mNii98-------------------------------------------------    #Scooter    #ElectricScooter    #Skyline    #Piaggio    #Motorcycle    #Motorbike    #Honda    #HarleyDavidson    #Scooters    #Cars    #Street    #BMW    #Video    #Gogoro    #Ford    #Moto    #Automotive    2015-02-07 15:38:53436425
Neil Bailey9,272If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-02-02 10:24:37450654496
Ryan Johnson24,317This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-31 06:57:47462393865
Noah Wesley18,427This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-28 07:55:31468161435
Becky Collins22,253Concerts Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2015-01-23 05:38:214899417
Noah Wesley17,585To increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #naturephotography #touristattractions #circle #publiccircle #Liechtenstein #sharedcircles #music #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing#switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina 2015-01-20 10:40:32435191335

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It is a pretty good statement - I actually saw this episode. 

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This rumor has been around for a while - I totally hate the idea but it seems to be gaining credibility.   One thing I haven't seen discussed here - that just strikes me as totally weird, is that Google will index Tweets but not publicly index Google+ posts.  Am I the only one who finds that to be strange?   Does Google even care about the social and written content here, or is this to become primarily a photo sharing site? 

This rumor has been around for a while - I totally hate the idea but it seems to be gaining credibility.   One thing I haven't seen discussed here - that just strikes me as totally weird, is that Google will index Tweets but not publicly index Google+ posts.  Am I the only one who finds that to be strange?   Does Google even care about the social and written content here, or is this to become primarily a photo sharing site? ___

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I want to open a fucking checking account!

A crusty old man walks into a bank and says to the woman at the teller window "I want to open a fucking checking account."

The astonished woman replies, "I beg your pardon, sir. I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?"

"Listen up, dammit. I said I want to open a fucking checking account now!"

"I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is not tolerated in this bank."

The teller leaves the window and goes over to the bank manager to inform him of her situation. The manager agrees that the teller does not have to listen to that foul language.

They both return to the window and the manager asks the old geezer, "Sir, what seems to be the problem here?"

"There is no fucking problem," the man says. "I just... more »

I want to open a fucking checking account!

A crusty old man walks into a bank and says to the woman at the teller window "I want to open a fucking checking account."

The astonished woman replies, "I beg your pardon, sir. I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?"

"Listen up, dammit. I said I want to open a fucking checking account now!"

"I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is not tolerated in this bank."

The teller leaves the window and goes over to the bank manager to inform him of her situation. The manager agrees that the teller does not have to listen to that foul language.

They both return to the window and the manager asks the old geezer, "Sir, what seems to be the problem here?"

"There is no fucking problem," the man says. "I just won 50 million bucks in the fucking lottery and I want to open a fucking checking account in this fucking bank."

"I see," says the manager, "and is this fucking bitch giving you a hard time?"___

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2015-05-24 05:23:36 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Super heroins are everywhere, on #sexysaturday    

Super heroins are everywhere, on #sexysaturday    ___

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2015-05-24 05:16:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

She's not skinny, and we don't care, because this is #sexysaturday  

She's not skinny, and we don't care, because this is #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-24 05:02:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Yipes!  This woman has no pants - but that's OK, because this is #sexysaturday  

Yipes!  This woman has no pants - but that's OK, because this is #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-24 04:56:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Sorry, #caturday  is over, now it's time for #sexysaturday  

Sorry, #caturday  is over, now it's time for #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-23 05:14:16 (16 comments, 15 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Great save!

Great save!___

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2015-05-23 04:37:39 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Flirting

Flirting___

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2015-05-23 04:15:29 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Cuteness overload alert, for #fidofriday  

Cuteness overload alert, for #fidofriday  ___

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2015-05-23 04:01:48 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

You know, I was just thinking I don't spend enough time on the Internet and wish it could be in more places. 

You know, I was just thinking I don't spend enough time on the Internet and wish it could be in more places. ___

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2015-05-22 20:45:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Unemployment Insurance for the Self-Employed.  A possibly significant lawsuit were Uber is being forced to pay unemployment insurance.   While the issues are complex, the exploitation of the self-employed by big corporations is getting more common and this is exposing the "two tiered" system that now exists in America.  

There is virtually no "safety net" for the self-employed - during the worst part of the great recession, corporate employees who were laid off were rewarded with almost two years of unemployment benefits. Self-employed people who experienced a business downturn, on the other hand, suffered greatly - some became homeless.   

There is a misconception that unemployment insurance it paid for totally out of payroll taxes.  In reality, Congress frequently uses general federal revenues to cover expanded benefits for corporate employees but theself-... more »

Unemployment Insurance for the Self-Employed.  A possibly significant lawsuit were Uber is being forced to pay unemployment insurance.   While the issues are complex, the exploitation of the self-employed by big corporations is getting more common and this is exposing the "two tiered" system that now exists in America.  

There is virtually no "safety net" for the self-employed - during the worst part of the great recession, corporate employees who were laid off were rewarded with almost two years of unemployment benefits. Self-employed people who experienced a business downturn, on the other hand, suffered greatly - some became homeless.   

There is a misconception that unemployment insurance it paid for totally out of payroll taxes.  In reality, Congress frequently uses general federal revenues to cover expanded benefits for corporate employees but the self-employed get no such consideration and none of the benefits of other members of our society such as "health care, disability, overtime, sick days, maternity leave or vacation".   Worse, we are totally unrepresented - the Unions certainly don't provide any protection - they were born in a different era and only protect a small subset of people "in the system", and neither of the political parties look out for our interests - least of all the Republicans who often claim to represent "small business" but in reality only represent "existing wealth" and usually look at us as bums and losers.   

Now that the number of self-employed skyrocketed and corporations figure out innovative ways to exploit them, we can expect more battles like this in the future.  Even with these growing numbers it is going to lonely fight - no one "in the system" really cares about our plight, and there are many entrenched interests.  ___

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2015-05-22 05:42:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How is your memory for faces?   Apparently mine is not so hot.   I will have to come back to this later. 

How is your memory for faces?   Apparently mine is not so hot.   I will have to come back to this later. ___

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2015-05-22 03:57:18 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

We are starting to get more pieces of information about the latest machinations of Google with regards to Google+.   If I read this correctly we will be able to post on Facebook and Twitter but not to here?  Presumably we will still be able to post photos from here, and they will end up in Google Photos, but still.    

They're are going about this in a way I suspected they might - not so much shutting down Google+ as developing around it and making it irrelevant.   If this follows a pattern you will see things gradually begin to "break" here - and I think that has already happened with hashtags.   I am still trying to process the fact the they are now linking to Tweets in their search engine, but not to Google+ post.     

All this is just speculation, of course, but without direct information from Google about where they are going with Google+ that is all anyonecan do. ... more »

We are starting to get more pieces of information about the latest machinations of Google with regards to Google+.   If I read this correctly we will be able to post on Facebook and Twitter but not to here?  Presumably we will still be able to post photos from here, and they will end up in Google Photos, but still.    

They're are going about this in a way I suspected they might - not so much shutting down Google+ as developing around it and making it irrelevant.   If this follows a pattern you will see things gradually begin to "break" here - and I think that has already happened with hashtags.   I am still trying to process the fact the they are now linking to Tweets in their search engine, but not to Google+ post.     

All this is just speculation, of course, but without direct information from Google about where they are going with Google+ that is all anyone can do. ___

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2015-05-22 03:37:06 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Well that went well. 

Well that went well. ___

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2015-05-22 02:46:17 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I also understand how these changes will be "good for Google". 

This is what G+ feels like lately. From a developer stand point, I do understand. As a real fan and daily user, this is how it feels like.___I also understand how these changes will be "good for Google". 

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2015-05-22 02:13:41 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Is the customer always right?.   This post makes a very good case that often the customer is not always right.  In fact, as I pointed out in the comments, customers often don't even know what they want - and if you did what they said they wanted, you could have a disaster for which you would be blamed.   Often, you have to tell the customer what they want.

What do you think?  Is the customer always - or at least usually right?  How do you handle it when they are not?   

via +Laurie Varga 

When we know customers aren’t right, and don’t tell them so, we are almost karmically bound to suffer as a result.

I don’t know if whomever came up with the expression, “the customer is always right”, is more deserving of our scorn or our pity. This misguided soul must have had a challenging time running their business, catering to every client's wish and whim.

If you've ever lost sleep over a client service issue, you'll know exactly what I mean. Here are a couple of reasons why I feel the customer might not always be right, and why its important for us all to be honest about it.

1. Ethical businesses protect customers from themselves

Problem customers aren’t likely going out of their way to be difficult. In fact, they simply might not have the knowledge or experience needed to address the situation. It's like bringing a knife to a gun fight (has the potential to cause a lot of damage while not really getting the job done). We see this on occasion in the marketing industry, as companies place juniors into marketing roles simply because they are more familiar with Social (overlooking that use of these tools does not equate to business or marketing knowledge).

Imagine the disservice we'd be performing if we treat these individuals as if all of their ideas are the best thing since sliced bread. It would become impossible for us to do our best work… and in the process, prevent us from delivering value for their investment. I'm not saying we shouldn't hear them out, understand their reasoning, and then gently correct them where possible. But blind obedience for the sake of the dollar doesn't make sense either.

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. ~Alan Simpson

Going along with every wish your customer has might be easy enough in the short term, but at what cost to them and you both in the long run?

2. Your integrity, respect, and sanity are worth holding on to

I feel this is not discussed enough in business and customer service circles, and that it’s more important than a lot of people realize. Great things happen when we know we are working hard, firing on all cylinders creatively, and feeling good about the contributions we are making to our customers’ successes.

The opposite of that is true when we let others trample on us, or when we weakly acquiesce to demands that we know aren’t well-thought out simply because we need to pay the bills. When we know customers aren’t right, and don’t tell them so, we are almost karmically bound to suffer as a result.

If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. ... It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose... – Amy Rees Anderson on Forbes (http://goo.gl/pwO8r1)

While “the customer is always right” is a popular saying, it's also one that we all know just isn’t always accurate. Even its corollary – the customer isn’t always right, but is always the customer – can be misleading if we take it to mean that agreeing with people is automatically equal to doing our best work and giving the highest form of service we can offer.

To bring this closer to home, very recently, a client's junior manager angrily declared that my team and I had to respect her, because she was the client. The outburst prompted us to write a letter releasing the company from our services contract. Grab a copy of an editable release letter here:   Download Editable .rtf File (http://kyak.mobi/1FpkIxG)

Don't get me wrong, customers deserve our respect, and our best work, but not always our unquestioned compliance or obediance. There's no win/win/win in that. We should never be combative when they are wrong, but we do need to stand up for what we know to be true, fair, and ethical.

As my colleague Lyndsay Peters on occasion would remind me, "What happens when you don't stick to your guns? You lose them."

#customerservice   #betterbusinesspractices   #ethics  

Original post: http://www.kayakonlinemarketing.com/blog/why-the-customer-is-not-always-right___Is the customer always right?.   This post makes a very good case that often the customer is not always right.  In fact, as I pointed out in the comments, customers often don't even know what they want - and if you did what they said they wanted, you could have a disaster for which you would be blamed.   Often, you have to tell the customer what they want.

What do you think?  Is the customer always - or at least usually right?  How do you handle it when they are not?   

via +Laurie Varga 

2015-05-21 21:13:29 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Google+ Tags no longer working.  Has anyone else noticed this?   In trying to organize some old posts into collections, I noticed far fewer posts showed up than what I have posted.  For example, when I search or click on #latenighthumorfail  only about 10 posts show  - but I have found many more than that through other kinds of searches and have put them in a collection of the same name.  

I have found the same with several other tags I have used.   Unless I am missing something, if only "some" of the posts you have tagged show up then the feature is all but useless.   I wonder if this is the next feature here they plan on eliminating?  i.e. if we are now all supposed to be using collections rather than tags?     

p.s.  Please don't tell me I should "submit feedback" - I am sick of that black hole system. 

Google+ Tags no longer working.  Has anyone else noticed this?   In trying to organize some old posts into collections, I noticed far fewer posts showed up than what I have posted.  For example, when I search or click on #latenighthumorfail  only about 10 posts show  - but I have found many more than that through other kinds of searches and have put them in a collection of the same name.  

I have found the same with several other tags I have used.   Unless I am missing something, if only "some" of the posts you have tagged show up then the feature is all but useless.   I wonder if this is the next feature here they plan on eliminating?  i.e. if we are now all supposed to be using collections rather than tags?     

p.s.  Please don't tell me I should "submit feedback" - I am sick of that black hole system. ___

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2015-05-21 07:51:27 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

We know it is late when I think things like this are funny.

We know it is late when I think things like this are funny.___

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2015-05-21 05:47:48 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

The kind of sign you probably wouldn't have seen a year ago. 

The kind of sign you probably wouldn't have seen a year ago. ___

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2015-05-21 03:56:09 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Maybe having Google as your ISP isn't such a great idea after all. 

Maybe having Google as your ISP isn't such a great idea after all. ___

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2015-05-21 03:15:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Since Google doesn't talk to us, we have to piece information together from wherever we can. 

Since Google doesn't talk to us, we have to piece information together from wherever we can. ___

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2015-05-21 03:09:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

A Canadian woman, for #womanwednesday  

A Canadian woman, for #womanwednesday  ___

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2015-05-21 02:54:14 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Just like a woman, for #womanwednesday  

Just like a woman, for #womanwednesday  ___

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2015-05-21 02:02:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Interesting story - it would be nice to rake in the bucks like that. 

Interesting story - it would be nice to rake in the bucks like that. ___

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2015-05-20 16:34:55 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Hi all,   I shared this yesterday on my entrepreneurs forum and thought I would try it here as well.   This really is a great offer - the best I could possibly come up with but I have been having fun working with the new clients this has attracted. 

I am also getting pretty good at it - I know how get these new projects going quickly and have now worked with clients doing all sorts of different things including industries that are new to me.  Several are now repeat customers.   I am now confident that with just this 10 hours of work I can leave your project or projects in a better place than when we started, possibly with a renewed sense of direction and forward progress.  

The key phrase in the the post below is "in your interest" - should we decide to work together I will be working unequivocally in your interest and will do my best to help make you more successful. Why ... more »

Special Offer: $250 for 10 hours of Professional Services
Hi Entrepreneurs - I am looking for new clients so am repeating this offer I made earlier.  I actually hadn't planned to keep this offer open but it has worked so well in attracting awesome new clients that I am going to keep it on the table.  Plus, I am getting pretty good at this and am confident that with just 10 hours of work I can leave you in a better place and with a clearer sense of direction about your projects or business than when we started.   

It is sometimes a little bumpy getting through the "discovery" phase with a new client. No one wants to pay a ton of money for someone's learning curve, and no one wants to make long term commitments unless they are sure they can get the help they need.   I've found that a discounted rate and set number of hours like this this is a nice way to jump start a new client relationship in a way that reduces the hassle and cost  with a kind of "try before you buy" approach.    

It's really pretty simple - for only $250 I will to provide ten full hours of professional services working on your projects and working in your interest . This could be the beginning of a longer term arrangement, or it could be a one shot deal - if you are in an overload situation and just need a little booster shot, for example, I would be happy to help.   Here are just few of the things I could do for you: 

Project Management, Planning & Scheduling.   Almost everyone needs help getting their projects organized.   Most of my career has been as a Project or Product manager so I have the skills to get your projects under control and moving forward.  I can either "take charge" of your project, work collaboratively as part of a team or even just help organize your project and task data.   I've got lots off experience in helping projects get organized so lets see if we can get some of yours moving forward.

Business & Technical Writing & Documentation.   Almost everyone has unfinished writing projects.  I have worked with clients in most industries on their writing projects and can develop almost any kind of written material .   This can include blog and social media posts  - including long form articles, marketing materials like direct response emails and even proposals or internal documentation like policies and procedures.  I can work collaboratively to improve your existing material or develop new material from scratch.  My portfolio is available on request (it is private since it includes ghost written material).   If you have planned or stalled writing projects, let's get them going again.

Systems Development & Requirements Analysis.  Almost everyone needs improvements to their business systems. processes. and workflow.  I take a "systems approach" to almost all  client projects and have put together some sophisticated applications using open source technology - and also have lots of experience with automation projects.   Chances are you are not taking advantage of some of the great new cloud based applications or integrating them properly.  When was the last time you took a good "top down" look at your own system and procedures?   Another pair of eyes can help with that, and I have both the skills and knowledge to help you improve and streamline your systems.  

It is easy to get started with this.  We schedule an initial exploratory meeting by Skype, Google Hangout or phone to discuss your needs.   During this meeting we both decide if what I can offer is a good match for what you need and if so we identify a project of yours that could use some help and attention.   Naturally I also reserve the right to decline any offer but only because I want to be really sure I can provide you with good value.    

I love working with solopreneurs, startup founders and small business owners so please don't hesitate to contact me.  If I am not able to help, I will be happy to give you referrals - I know many other highly skilled professionals.   Feel free to contact me even if you just want to brainstorm a bit, or explore the kind of help you might need.    

Never a charge for initial consultation.  Let's talk soon!___Hi all,   I shared this yesterday on my entrepreneurs forum and thought I would try it here as well.   This really is a great offer - the best I could possibly come up with but I have been having fun working with the new clients this has attracted. 

I am also getting pretty good at it - I know how get these new projects going quickly and have now worked with clients doing all sorts of different things including industries that are new to me.  Several are now repeat customers.   I am now confident that with just this 10 hours of work I can leave your project or projects in a better place than when we started, possibly with a renewed sense of direction and forward progress.  

The key phrase in the the post below is "in your interest" - should we decide to work together I will be working unequivocally in your interest and will do my best to help make you more successful.  Why not give it a shot?  Even if we decide I am not a perfect match for your project I will likely know someone who is, or might have a few ideas for you.  

Let me know if you have any questions, or ping me if you would like to discuss or explore further.

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2015-05-20 05:23:31 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Did I ever show you guys a picture of my fireplace?   #robshouse  

Did I ever show you guys a picture of my fireplace?   #robshouse  ___

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2015-05-20 04:21:47 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

And you thought you were having a bad day. 

And you thought you were having a bad day. ___

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2015-05-19 20:22:13 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Special Offer: $250 for 10 hours of Professional Services
Hi Entrepreneurs - I am looking for new clients so am repeating this offer I made earlier.  I actually hadn't planned to keep this offer open but it has worked so well in attracting awesome new clients that I am going to keep it on the table.  Plus, I am getting pretty good at this and am confident that with just 10 hours of work I can leave you in a better place and with a clearer sense of direction about your projects or business than when we started.   

It is sometimes a little bumpy getting through the "discovery" phase with a new client. No one wants to pay a ton of money for someone's learning curve, and no one wants to make long term commitments unless they are sure they can get the help they need.   I've found that a discounted rate and set number of hours like this this is a nice way to jumpstar... more »

Special Offer: $250 for 10 hours of Professional Services
Hi Entrepreneurs - I am looking for new clients so am repeating this offer I made earlier.  I actually hadn't planned to keep this offer open but it has worked so well in attracting awesome new clients that I am going to keep it on the table.  Plus, I am getting pretty good at this and am confident that with just 10 hours of work I can leave you in a better place and with a clearer sense of direction about your projects or business than when we started.   

It is sometimes a little bumpy getting through the "discovery" phase with a new client. No one wants to pay a ton of money for someone's learning curve, and no one wants to make long term commitments unless they are sure they can get the help they need.   I've found that a discounted rate and set number of hours like this this is a nice way to jump start a new client relationship in a way that reduces the hassle and cost  with a kind of "try before you buy" approach.    

It's really pretty simple - for only $250 I will to provide ten full hours of professional services working on your projects and working in your interest . This could be the beginning of a longer term arrangement, or it could be a one shot deal - if you are in an overload situation and just need a little booster shot, for example, I would be happy to help.   Here are just few of the things I could do for you: 

Project Management, Planning & Scheduling.   Almost everyone needs help getting their projects organized.   Most of my career has been as a Project or Product manager so I have the skills to get your projects under control and moving forward.  I can either "take charge" of your project, work collaboratively as part of a team or even just help organize your project and task data.   I've got lots off experience in helping projects get organized so lets see if we can get some of yours moving forward.

Business & Technical Writing & Documentation.   Almost everyone has unfinished writing projects.  I have worked with clients in most industries on their writing projects and can develop almost any kind of written material .   This can include blog and social media posts  - including long form articles, marketing materials like direct response emails and even proposals or internal documentation like policies and procedures.  I can work collaboratively to improve your existing material or develop new material from scratch.  My portfolio is available on request (it is private since it includes ghost written material).   If you have planned or stalled writing projects, let's get them going again.

Systems Development & Requirements Analysis.  Almost everyone needs improvements to their business systems. processes. and workflow.  I take a "systems approach" to almost all  client projects and have put together some sophisticated applications using open source technology - and also have lots of experience with automation projects.   Chances are you are not taking advantage of some of the great new cloud based applications or integrating them properly.  When was the last time you took a good "top down" look at your own system and procedures?   Another pair of eyes can help with that, and I have both the skills and knowledge to help you improve and streamline your systems.  

It is easy to get started with this.  We schedule an initial exploratory meeting by Skype, Google Hangout or phone to discuss your needs.   During this meeting we both decide if what I can offer is a good match for what you need and if so we identify a project of yours that could use some help and attention.   Naturally I also reserve the right to decline any offer but only because I want to be really sure I can provide you with good value.    

I love working with solopreneurs, startup founders and small business owners so please don't hesitate to contact me.  If I am not able to help, I will be happy to give you referrals - I know many other highly skilled professionals.   Feel free to contact me even if you just want to brainstorm a bit, or explore the kind of help you might need.    

Never a charge for initial consultation.  Let's talk soon!___

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2015-05-19 18:55:28 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Fascinating animation of early human migration.  I didn't realize how far they went before they migrated to Europe.  

Fascinating animation of early human migration.  I didn't realize how far they went before they migrated to Europe.  ___

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2015-05-19 05:49:00 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I am not sure I even know what sport she plays. 

I am not sure I even know what sport she plays. ___

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2015-05-19 04:15:01 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

OK, another one I posted as a joke, but when I thought about it realized it may have business implications.   

I actually kind of like short cuts.   Not this kind, of course, but if you can find a short cut to your goals why not take it?  

As I have mentioned here, I am exploring, researching and writing about the topic of "venture acceleration for solopreneurs".   Naturally I am interested in shortcuts. 

Anybody got any business short cuts they wish to share?   I understand there is a whole field of thought called "growth hacking" but I don't know much about it.   The SEO part doesn't interest me as much, but does any "hacks" or shortcuts on the road to business success?

This is a little like one of those "what would you tell your younger self" questions so weigh in with any thoughts you want - I would liketo get ... more »

Today's inspiration. ___OK, another one I posted as a joke, but when I thought about it realized it may have business implications.   

I actually kind of like short cuts.   Not this kind, of course, but if you can find a short cut to your goals why not take it?  

As I have mentioned here, I am exploring, researching and writing about the topic of "venture acceleration for solopreneurs".   Naturally I am interested in shortcuts. 

Anybody got any business short cuts they wish to share?   I understand there is a whole field of thought called "growth hacking" but I don't know much about it.   The SEO part doesn't interest me as much, but does any "hacks" or shortcuts on the road to business success?

This is a little like one of those "what would you tell your younger self" questions so weigh in with any thoughts you want - I would like to get my own creative energy going on this. 

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2015-05-19 03:58:32 (20 comments, 74 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Today's inspiration. 

Today's inspiration. ___

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2015-05-19 03:26:29 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

It is a pretty good statement - I actually saw this episode. 

It is a pretty good statement - I actually saw this episode. ___

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2015-05-18 18:29:40 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

People can be a little grumpy on Monday. 

People can be a little grumpy on Monday. ___

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2015-05-18 03:58:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Quite a post by +U-Ming Lee that goes beyond the situation in South East Asia.   The people I clash with - politically and personally - are the people who seem to never have the ability to make a statement like this - to say or think "there but for the grace of God go I" or something like it. 

Comment on original please

This is why I dislike New Age pablum

Imagine being born somewhere where you are a member of a despised minority that the government and the majority population would rather you not exist. You either live in the filthiest grottoes that exist or get herded into concentration camps where you are fenced off and the police beat, rape, or murder your people regularly.

So you collect what paltry possessions you have and pay off corrupt officials and human traffickers to load you, and 900 other people, in a rickety boat and cast off into the unknown where you risk starvation, dehydration, extortion by pirates, or simply being thrown still alive into the sea because you might be too ill to make the rest of the trip.

If you finally do arrive in your destination, your fate is to work in a construction site without a harness or a hard hat and to sleep with a dozen other people in a shipping container. I don't think I need to tell you what it feels like to be crowded in a shipping container in the tropical sun. You have to pay off corrupt cops and customs officials who may threaten to deport you because you don't have the proper paperwork... but hey, at least they aren't beating, raping, and murdering your people. You consider yourself lucky.

It's not the fate of a small group of people. There are more than a million people with similar stories to this living in Malaysia - we depend a lot on them for the low wage jobs that need to be done in the country.

Why do they deserve such misery? Did they not "believe in themselves enough"? Did they not put in enough effort to "rise above their circumstances"? Was their thinking not positive enough that they don't get benefits from the "Law of Attraction"?

If anything, this illustrates the limits of human agency in changing the world around you and the social circumstances in which you were born. The only thing that separates me from the people who suffer these terrible fates, is that I was fortunate enough to be born into the middle class. I know that I don't have every opportunity in the world to do anything I choose, but at least I have some small comfort in knowing that I have enough of a safety net to never be a 21st century slave.

There is some small comfort in that....___Quite a post by +U-Ming Lee that goes beyond the situation in South East Asia.   The people I clash with - politically and personally - are the people who seem to never have the ability to make a statement like this - to say or think "there but for the grace of God go I" or something like it. 

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2015-05-18 03:50:08 (9 comments, 36 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

So that is what happened - I really liked the little flip phone I used to have. 

So that is what happened - I really liked the little flip phone I used to have. ___

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2015-05-18 03:33:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google Service Area Business.  I have known about this for a few years, but but never really looked into it, but I think this is something members of this community should know about, if they don't already.    

Did you know you can have a Google+ page for a home-based business - Google doesn't seem to promote this too much - maybe they don't know how to market to home based businesses, or maybe they want to have this option available, but would rather not too many people knew about it.  

What is interesting about this is that you can describe "service area" pretty broadly.   Since I work remotely, I listed the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.   I really don't care where on the globe my clients are located, but it seemed to stop me after that and I didn't want to push it.  

There are both pros and cons to Googlepages.... more »

Google Service Area Business.  I have known about this for a few years, but but never really looked into it, but I think this is something members of this community should know about, if they don't already.    

Did you know you can have a Google+ page for a home-based business - Google doesn't seem to promote this too much - maybe they don't know how to market to home based businesses, or maybe they want to have this option available, but would rather not too many people knew about it.  

What is interesting about this is that you can describe "service area" pretty broadly.   Since I work remotely, I listed the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.   I really don't care where on the globe my clients are located, but it seemed to stop me after that and I didn't want to push it.  

There are both pros and cons to Google pages.   I won't go into the "cons" here, but they do have some interesting capabilities.   The are well set up for mobile, and of course AdWords - especially AdWords express, well integrated with Google Maps, can be used to host Hangouts, and even as an identity that can log on to other sites.   

I gave them my home address to apply for the page.  I don't  think they publish it unless you also tell them that customers can come to your home.   The verification is not immediate - they do it through the postal mail and have you verify with a postcard.  

An associate here said to me that when Google launched pages, ""we all got the wrong kind".   This is what I think she meant. I think a local page with a verified address might be better.   

Anyone else have any experience or an opinion about these?   I would like to know all I can. ___

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2015-05-17 19:14:41 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Nice thought via +Sha Sparks - even if not true, it is fun to think about. 

Nice thought via +Sha Sparks - even if not true, it is fun to think about. ___

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2015-05-17 04:29:35 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

This is why we love beach volleyball, on #sexysaturday  

This is why we love beach volleyball, on #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-17 04:21:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Time for some yoga, on #sexysaturday  

Time for some yoga, on #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-17 04:12:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

A yellow dress, on #sexysaturday  

A yellow dress, on #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-17 04:05:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Olé - it's #sexysaturday  in sunny Mexico!

Olé - it's #sexysaturday  in sunny Mexico!___

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2015-05-17 03:58:43 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Don't look now, but I think it is #sexysaturday  

Don't look now, but I think it is #sexysaturday  ___

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2015-05-17 02:58:21 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Don't these sound good - I want to try this. 

Don't these sound good - I want to try this. ___

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2015-05-17 01:48:34 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Given that they can barely even build a social network, I don't think this is a huge cause for concern. 

Given that they can barely even build a social network, I don't think this is a huge cause for concern. ___

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2015-05-16 17:20:49 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Get out of here dog, this is #caturday  

Get out of here dog, this is #caturday  ___

2015-05-15 20:39:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

REMINDER: Read the posting guidelines.   This community is starting to be plagued by low quality and spammy posts again.  If you are new here, please review our posting guidelines or if you don't have time for that at least read the short summary in the community description.  More and more, we are seeing the things we hate here - "teaser" titles, shares of members own posts without disclosure, or with disclosure but no summary - "check out out my latest blog posts", link dumping, quips, reshares and other just plain sloppy posts.  

Most people come here because they want to engage with fellow entrepreneurs - not to read re-shares of articles from Entrepreneur.com or poorly presented blog posts that inactive members are blasting all over the place.  If you do want to write a post with more quality, please read this post by ex-moderator Visnja Zeljeznjak - it isone ... more »

REMINDER: Read the posting guidelines.   This community is starting to be plagued by low quality and spammy posts again.  If you are new here, please review our posting guidelines or if you don't have time for that at least read the short summary in the community description.  More and more, we are seeing the things we hate here - "teaser" titles, shares of members own posts without disclosure, or with disclosure but no summary - "check out out my latest blog posts", link dumping, quips, reshares and other just plain sloppy posts.  

Most people come here because they want to engage with fellow entrepreneurs - not to read re-shares of articles from Entrepreneur.com or poorly presented blog posts that inactive members are blasting all over the place.  If you do want to write a post with more quality, please read this post by ex-moderator Visnja Zeljeznjak - it is one of the best posts I have ever read on the topic: https://goo.gl/vwMmi

On the other hand, if there is something you want to discuss, you don't have to post a link at all - you can just post your question or discussion topic.  Other large communities here have become junk dumping grounds, and I would really like to avoid that happening here - your help would be appreciated. ___

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2015-05-15 18:58:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

If you are a thief it might not be a good idea to use your Google account on stolen phones.  Interesting the way they were able to track him. 

If you are a thief it might not be a good idea to use your Google account on stolen phones.  Interesting the way they were able to track him. ___

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2015-05-15 18:52:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Ouch - apparently some people think Google+ wouldn't be a very fun date. 

Ouch - apparently some people think Google+ wouldn't be a very fun date. ___

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2015-05-15 05:23:43 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Lots to agree with here, and probably some to disagree with but the points that hit home with me - Google+ has become overly compartmentalized - possibly intentionally and in some ways the "social" is being extracted from this social network.  

Collections have hardly been a stunning success and because of the way they did it reallydid not provide "user interest channels" but rather compartmentalized us further.   Not sure about that user group he proposed but someday Google has to learn to talk to normal people and not just their evangelists. 

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Mountain View, we have a problem

Dear Google, I’m your friend. Really I am. If I weren’t, I wouldn’t take time to tell you there’s a problem. I’m not rage quitting, that’s an easy way out and unworthy of what you’ve built. I’m going to try to make this place better and if not, I’ll find someone, who’ll help me build a better place. That’s not an idle threat, because you know there are smart people with drive out there. Complacency and lack of direction make incumbents vulnerable. 

so let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late (B. Dylan) 

TL;DR
GPlus needs to change and put humans in the middle instead of compartmentalizing us neatly. Suggestions for improvement are also provided. A user group advising and providing feedback would be a good start.  Stop here or proceed at your own peril.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

My friends at Google, we know you have the smartest people, you have the best data, you’re everywhere in tech. Here we are having this discussion on GPlus, an absolutely fantastic site full of potential, but often frustrating to myself and apparently others too. I think I am beginning to understand why.  You don’t know what you want to do with GPlus; you’ve got data instead of people at the heart of the design. 

Just one man’s opinion

Clearly, what I am writing is from a very limited perspective. I lack the data you have. I lack the specialization in this field you have. I am not objective. Thus, this is admittedly only my take on things and I won’t presume to be a speaker for everyone, but I will speak clearly and earnestly with you. I want you to succeed, but if you won’t change in ways that make the experience better here for me, I will go elsewhere, because eventually someone else will offer a better experience if you do nothing. 

No free lunch

This is our implicit bargain.  You been getting my content, tracking me, selling ads using what you know about me. In return, I have been able to use GPlus and other great tools from Google (Search, Drive, Docs, Hangout/Chat, Translate, Scholar, Android, Picnik in the GPlus Photos, etc…) I think we’ve both been more or less content with this deal. I am no longer content though with the experience on GPlus, because it could and should be more.  

What you’ve done well

You’ve given us some very easy to use and powerful features on GPlus. The Hangouts on Air, while something I seldom attend, has been a great way for me to sample some musicians. Events have been great for specific, directed purposes. Hangouts / Chats have been a mixed blessing , but the fact that you offer it as part of the package has been great. You’ve built in a translate function that makes some languages that I don’t speak halfway accessible to me. It lets me follow people with quality posts in different languages. I love the photo quality and tools. Auto awesome, Auto Enhance, the Picnik toolset and the generous space have made sharing photos here easy and fun. Circles are a very good feature that rapidly became my favorite tool for dealing with the stream to ensure I saw what I wanted from people I circled and posted to whom I wanted. Let’s not forget your two-step verification, which gives additional security on the account. Blocking and reporting spam features have been tools that so far, thankfully, I have rarely had to use, but I’m glad they’re there. You deserve special credit for never going down the “Farmville” or “Mafia War” or any of those other games of similar ilk route. That’s definitely a laudable decision to not do something. Sometimes not doing something is just as important as what you do. 

I’m probably forgetting things that have become so second nature that I just take them for granted. That’s a compliment to so many things that are done well here. 


”It depends” Category

Google, you’ve got a lot of things that are a mess. Sometimes they are helpful and sometimes they are mixed blessings at best. I mentioned Hangouts above. One of the people I have followed for a long time on GPlus, who has used hangouts a lot more than I ever have or probably will, told me the other night that her Hangout turned into Chatroulette. If people want Chatroulette they go there. If people want a reasonable discourse a GPlus Hangout ought to be a good alternative. 

Communities  Yes, I get the purpose. I understand why it is good to have private discussion groups or focused forums. Communities have proliferated so much though, that I hardly go to the ones I have anymore. Despite invites I now only add a community once in a blue moon, because I just don’t have time to get to them anymore. I also think they are divisive and detrimental to engagement on GPlus. Oh, some people in communities are passionate and engage frequently and meaningfully within a community, but their voices are sorely missing in the public stream. 

Collections  Again, something I understand. I’ll get around to setting up some. I know that when I post a picture of a spider, even some of my most loyal followers get a shock. Putting spider pictures in a collection could be a good idea to deal with this. They can follow me, but opt out / suppress the spider collection. At least in theory. If someone follows 1000 people will they realistically go to that granular level, esp. over time? After all use of collections will be ongoing and dynamic, so users would have to continually update which collections to turn on or off. I’m sure Google has thought it through. My gut feeling is that collections serve the following purposes: 

1. It’s a Google version of Pinterest (simplistic, but I’m running with that for now) 

2. Google likes to have things categorized. It fits neatly into your most powerful capability: search. You guys can even search scripts and DOMs accurately. If you get people to cleanly categorize pictures and maybe even label them for you, you have another goldmine to make yourselves indispensable with. How could you resist getting users to categorize for you? 

The danger is that it’s going to put keywords and items in the center instead of people. We’re not discovering and interacting with people, we’re searching for and discovering photos associated with keywords. If we don’t know what we don’t know, how will we find something new? Won’t this lead to a progressive encapsulation or a type of filter bubble for our user experience? 

Ok. The intentions behind Collections are good, but I’m keeping an eye on this.


The Bad and sometimes Downright Ugly

November 2013 was a low-water mark for Google Plus. I believe you made an immense mistake that severely damaged the ecosystem. I liken it to an asteroid impact on Earth leaving a distinctive mark in the fossil record. GPlus was for the most part a community of people, who wanted to be on the Plus and who interacted with each other positively (my experience). Then you forced the integration of GPlus and YouTube . I know you’ve heard the complaints before and this is history, but it still echoes here. The YouTube integration marked a time when I started losing people that I enjoyed on here. They either abandoned the place or went to almost exclusively private posts. It is my subjective impression that GPlus went from exuberant adolescent to wary young adult in that period. Let me tell you GPlus that I don’t want my identity on GPlus and my identity on YouTube merged. I want to have a public and a private persona: even if you may know everything I do, I don’t necessarily want every like or dislike to be for public consumption. You overstepped there and you let the barbarians overrun Camelot. They weren’t even interesting barbarians, a better description of the horde would be cretinous trolls.

Hashtags  Please get hashtags under control. I do understand that you need some. Take a look at my attached snapshot evidence hashtaghell. When a post has a title and maybe one or two lines of text and then is followed by two pages of hashtags things are out of control. Do you really think that’s a good idea? Is that really how you want us to reach out to each other? Do you want to take SEO and the “Plus My Post” game to these extremes? 

Circle share abuse  well, you fixed that radically didn’t you? Was there no better way than to completely eliminate it? At what point did you discuss this with your users? I don’t miss circle shares that much and don’t really care. I wasn’t in that game, although I did benefit from shares and apparently was shared some hundreds of times. What bothers me is the lack of discourse with your users. There were legitimate uses for it, but you killed the whole feature. 

What’s Hot fix that too. Yes, you want a “trending” feature, I get it. Curate it How many times will a particular user with only 5000 followers get hundreds or thousands of “+1s” , a handful of comments and never respond to any commenter? Zero engagement, nada, zilch, but every day turn up on “What’s Hot”. Sure, some of those shots are good, but they’re not outclassing everyone else every day. Is that on the level? Maybe it is. Maybe it is the culture and the region. I think you’re being gamed. I damned sure am sick of seeing that. Oh yeah, I can block, but you’re letting it happen. Blocking only pretends it’s not going on. It would be an ostrich tactic.  

Speaking of gaming “What’s Hot”, apparently a couple of hashtags about bees will get you on “What’s Hot and Recommended” even if you don’t have much to say or a very good photo, while other people’s work that I have seen barely gets noticed. That’s a riddle to me too. There are probably other examples, but I think I’ve made the point that something is fishy in Denmark. 

You want users to spend their energy on hashtags and SEO? That’s what you’re going to get. We’re not all in this for money or fame. I understand businesses competing for top page ranks. Let that happen in the Search Engine Wars. Level the playing field on GPlus for normal users. Rigged games turn people off. I don’t think competitive hashtagging is where the majority of users want to wind up. 


Frustration: it’s got to be better than this

Lacking any way to get meaningful statistics inside GPlus, I’ve had to do some reading and use outside tools. Google says there are about 300 million active GPlus users in a month. Stone Temple Consulting did a study of public posts and concluded the number was close to 110 million active users. That’s a lot, but only about 0.5% of Google users. Only 6.7 million have 50 posts or more EVER on GPlus. About 3.5 million have 50 posts in the last 30 days on GPlus. 

Let’s get down to my numbers, because they’re the only ones I can speak directly to. Thanks to 3rd party tools: +CircleCount  and +NOD3x , I have some information I can use.

2171 total public posts from 20110715 to 20150513
2012 posts in statistics 
20.4 +1s per post
0.78 reshares per post
8.2 comments per post

Current numbers based on last 50 posts
20 comments per post
2 reshares per post
55 +1s per post
16992 followers

77 total engages (reshares, comments, +1s)

0.0045 Engaged Spread => 0.45 % interaction based on number of followers
(Reshares + Comments + +1s) /  Followers

0.006 Engaged Depth => .6 %
(reshares*3 + comments*2 + +1s) /  Followers

I can’t say if these are good or bad, but I do feel like I rarely reach someone new in terms of engagement. Mostly, I think, I have a loyal group of regulars (I adore you), with whom I have interaction in comments on my posts or on their posts. If I get past 150 people in a week I’m doing great. That doesn’t seem very good to me considering that I supposedly have almost 17k followers. That’s roughly 0.9% interacting with me. Is that typical? It seems pretty low to me as a layperson, but I do enjoy the interactions with the people I have come to know. I’m happy with the quality so far, but a bit mystified at such a low level of interacting versus the apparent base (17k). 


An eloquent comment by a friend

_ But it wasn't just me who changed. Google+ changed too._ The tone changed and some changes had a profound impact on personal interactions. I saw and still see, people pouring out their hearts and I wonder, do people even still see this? Have we, as in users of social media, become so jaded or is everything happening too fast? Has the neverending stream of information around us dulled our ability to see? (from a friend’s post. Not listing his name to protect him in case things go south on this post. If he wants his name in here, I’ll edit and insert it.) 


Making this place better

Sometimes you have to roll the hard six

I know that I’m opening myself up to be ripped into by lots of people, lectured by others and have still more shake their heads and say “bless his heart”. It’s ok. I don’t want to just criticize. I want changes and have ideas. I’m sure they don’t match everyone’s ideas, but unless people advance ideas on what’s wrong and what needs fixing, you, Google, are going to do what you think best in a vacuum. At least I’m not hearing about you reaching out to people like myself, so it appears to be a vacuum to me.
 

Action Plan

1. You need a user group that’s a real cross-section of your users. Ensure both women and men get to participate. Include power users (bloggers, musicians, artists, tech columnists, authors, etc.), but also regular users. Include people from different regions. Include people using different tools out of your offerings. 

2. give us a meaningful roadmap or vision for GPlus. What are you going to do to make this the best place for people to interact on the web?

3. Put in some “simple” fixes to small, but aggravating problems.

3.1 When a post is reshared and gets plusses, why not have the plusses also automatically added to the original post?

3.2 let people have better view to what happens with their posts. Who is interacting on it (limited number when you click on activity today)? If something takes off, who was the key user in that chain of events?  

3.3 if you won’t give us the tools to understand what is going on then open up the API to CircleCount, Node3x and others. Let them develop add-ons to make our experience better. Open it ALL up to them. 

3.4 Give me a way to check my circles. Who is still active? Who abandoned in 2013? Let me clean out my circles without a tedious search one by one. Sure, I would like people to come back, but if they’ve been gone a year or more, I’d like to see it and make space for people, who will interact with me.

3.5 Take hashtags out of the main post. Put them in another section, i.e. a post has a text section, it has an optional “labels” or “hashtag” section, it has a link/photo/video sharing option.

3.6 Curate “What’s Hot” better. Even better than that, get people on GPlus, who actually find good quality postings and put them in a recommended/curated listing. If you’re doing that today, it isn’t living up to my expectations.

3.7 Why don’t you want to be the place for people to come to discuss topics? Why shouldn’t GPlus, built by some of the brightest people of our era, running on and within one of the most capable global companies, be a place that attracts avante garde and intellectual interaction? You ought to want to make this the place to be on the internet. I’m not asking you to be a Facebook killer. Don’t be Facebook, Pinterest, MySpace or the Matrix. Bring bright minds together. Make it easy and rewarding to mix and mingle. You can dominate this space in a way no one else does.

3.8 If you can’t figure out how to make 3.7 happen then find your top contributors of original content (music, art, photos, blogs, regular posts) and make them an offer as a highlighted contributor. At least figure out something to make it rewarding for them instead of leaving them to be worn down by the parade of spammers and trolls. Make sure there is support for them to handle the engagement volume. Some of you remember Dede King? Someone like Dede would be great. Sure she polarized, but we need spice not oatmeal. 

3.9 The “Discover” feature is lame. Those aren’t people interacting with us. Maybe some are news sources, but I don’t need GPlus for that. Famous people, who don’t interact and don’t do their own comments are boring to me. The only one I’ve run across, who was good at that was Jerry Ryan. Fix it. Rotate people in. Use your own statistics to show people, who really interact and let the cream rise to the top. Use your curators to find quality content, not just names. 


4. Dr. Zaius, get your stinking algorithms off me 

Google, you mean well, but these algorithm changes are killing interactions. We users do notice when engagement drops off. It’s not a ghost town, but sometimes things drop off suddenly for a week or two, usually around new feature introductions. If it were just me then I would look for a reason in my posts or the quality of my work. I’ve had enough people tell me they notice something too, that I don’t think it’s me. It’s you Google. You surprise us and you’re not transparent.
What I think is wrong: you’re doing Big Data and assume like likes like. I’m sure there’s statistics for it. I’m sure it’s more comfortable that way, but some of the more interesting people aren’t like me. I also have Circle Management. I know who I want to see out of the people I already know. Why do you keep changing relevance algorithms and pulling us apart? I feel like the bread pudding in the expanding universe analogy where galaxies are raisins and growing further apart. 

I want control over what I see in my existing circles without your algorithms deciding to give me less of Jane Doe and more of John Smith. I also want to be able to discover people from something like the old “incoming stream”. Right now my main way to discover new people is from interaction with new people, who plus/comment on my posts or a GPlus friend’s posts. I grow slowly, organically and have richer interactions, but I don’t know what I’m missing out there. How can I get new stuff in my stream and avoid a “filter bubble” and slow, but sure stagnation? 


Wrapping Up

Google, I care about GPlus. You’ve let me meet wonderful people from all over the world, who I never would have met any other way. I’ve learned from others and I’ve grown in unexpected ways. It has been a great ride. I think you have more to offer, but I also think you’re complacent, distant from your users and lacking clearly communicated direction. You may have it all internally. I know you have extremely sharp, driven people and wouldn’t rule out anything you want to accomplish. You need to remember users though. GPlus may be a great layer on top of other services, but make it something people also continue enjoying to connect with other people. 

Thank you for the good years! I hope you have more to come, but don’t take it for granted. Others may do it better if you won’t put users back in the center. No one stays on top forever. As users we have to adapt to change. As a provider you need to change and adapt to opportunities and threats too. If you make this a place people love (net promoter scores anyone?) GPlus will master all the changes. 

We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him. (Montaigne)

Thanks for listening. I came as a friend. 


Resources / Additional Reading

General GPlus Info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B

Users / Communities / Engagement / Ghost Town
https://www.stonetemple.com/real-numbers-for-the-activity-on-google-plus/ 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104092656004159577193/posts/9261uXiuoeM 
http://marketingland.com/google-plus-small-still-not-dead-yet-125083 
http://www.simonowens.net/google-plus-is-not-a-ghost-town-the-massive-engagement-within-its-communities-platform 
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/why-google-is-dying-and-nearly-dead/617715
http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/study-suggests-far-fewer-active-google-plus-users-than-google-claims/

Collections
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-plus-adds-collections-to-keep-things-tidy-move-towards-being-like-pinterest-10226039.html 

Is Google the Matrix?
https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/DmCGAG1uveN 
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2013/jun/04/google-plus-the-matrix 

Search Engine Crawling
http://searchengineland.com/tested-googlebot-crawls-javascript-heres-learned-220157 

Filter Bubble
https://medium.com/backchannel/facebook-published-a-big-new-study-on-the-filter-bubble-here-s-what-it-says-ef31a292da95
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/05/06/science.aab1422.full?sid=887c35db-9eea-4707-a6fb-23a23210f1b3 
http://www.fastcompany.com/3046111/fast-feed/why-scientists-are-upset-over-the-facebook-filter-bubble-study 
http://digiday.com/platforms/wtf-filter-bubble-combat/

Tim Berners-Lee on an Open Web 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/long-live-the-web/ 

One iteration of the raisin bread analogy (I believe I first heard it from Carl Sagan, but couldn’t find it)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/8807068/Universe-like-raisin-bread-says-Nobel-prize-winner.html ___Lots to agree with here, and probably some to disagree with but the points that hit home with me - Google+ has become overly compartmentalized - possibly intentionally and in some ways the "social" is being extracted from this social network.  

Collections have hardly been a stunning success and because of the way they did it reallydid not provide "user interest channels" but rather compartmentalized us further.   Not sure about that user group he proposed but someday Google has to learn to talk to normal people and not just their evangelists. 

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A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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